Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019

On Tuesday, e-commerce platform Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) closed the books on a big year. Merchant and subscription solutions revenue on its platform soared as sellers flocked to Shopify. This led to a nice jump in revenue and gross profit during the year. Unsurprisingly, the stock rose sharply, too: Shares gained nearly 30% over the past 12 months, handily outperforming the S&P 500’s 3% gain over the same time period.

If the stock’s outperformance over the past 12 months has caught your attention and you’re looking for more insight into what’s driving the company’s stellar results, look no further. Here are the eight most important metrics behind Shopify’s staggering growth recently.

Shopify platform. Image source: Shopify.

1. Gross merchandise volume jumped 56%

Shopify’s gross merchandise volume (GMV) in 2018 rose an impressive 56% year over year, to $16.6 billion. While this is a deceleration from Shopify’s 71% year-over-year growth in 2017 GMV, it’s still impressively steep.

Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Media General, Inc.(MEG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Macquarie upgraded shares of MEG Energy (TSE:MEG) from a neutral rating to an outperform rating in a research note released on Monday morning. Macquarie currently has C$12.50 price objective on the stock, up from their prior price objective of C$8.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    MEG Energy (TSE:MEG) Director William Robert Klesse sold 4,783 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of C$8.78, for a total transaction of C$41,994.74.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MEG Energy (TSE:MEG)‘s stock had its “sector perform spec overwgt” rating reissued by analysts at National Bank Financial in a research report issued on Tuesday.

Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: First Internet Bancorp(INBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media coverage about First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. First Internet Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.3072144341855 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. lowered its stake in First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK) by 22.2% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 87,312 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 24,888 shares during the period. Penn Capital Management Co. Inc.’s holdings in First Internet Bancorp were worth $3,231,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Craig Hallum began coverage on shares of First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK). They issued a buy rating and a $50.00 target price on the stock.

    Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $213.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “We are optimistic on Intuit’s growing SMB exposure and believe that its strategic acquisitions will fortify this segment. Due to the continuously emerging new technologies and current market trends, cloud-based business and financial software solutions have been gaining momentum. As Intuit is already a market leader in this segment, the increased adoption helped it gain new customers, in turn, boosting the overall performance. Estimates have been stable for Intuit of late. Moreover, the company’s strategy of shifting its business to cloud-based subscription model will help generate more stable revenues over the long run. Intuit’s shares have outperformed the industry in a year’s time.”

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    The year was 1999 and “internet” stocks were all the rage. On opposite sides of the country, two banks — BofI Holding (NASDAQ:BOFI) and First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK) — were both betting on a business model of asset-light internet banking. Nearly two decades later, one of these banks has grown into a $2.6 billion force to be contended with, while the other lags behind with a market cap of less than $350 million.

Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Immersion Corporation(IMMR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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    Immersion opened at $13.76 on Friday, according to Marketbeat. Immersion has a 12 month low of $13.32 and a 12 month high of $13.55. The firm has a market cap of $422.28 million, a P/E ratio of -11.56, a P/E/G ratio of 0.53 and a beta of 1.22.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69
  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Immersion Co. (NASDAQ:IMMR) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $15.49 and last traded at $15.44, with a volume of 45044 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $15.11.

Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Amgen Inc.(AMGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Complex biologic medications that are made in living cells are some of the most expensive drugs on the market, but expiring patents on biologics are putting $100 billion in sales up for grabs by 2020, according to GBI Research. Stealing market share away from costly biologics as they lose patent protection got companies, including Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Mylan (NASDAQ:MYL) betting big bucks on biosimilars that work similarly, and a new Trump administration proposal this past week could boost biosimilar sales significantly in the future.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cpwm LLC increased its holdings in Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) by 59.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 8,702 shares of the medical research company’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,253 shares during the period. Cpwm LLC’s holdings in Amgen were worth $1,606,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    The way to determine where a puck is going to be requires evaluating its direction and speed. I used a similar approach to identify five stocks with fast-growing dividends: Boeing (NYSE:BA), Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN), CVS Health (NYSE:CVS), Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN), and AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV). Here’s why these stocks could be great picks for dividend-seeking investors.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cantor Fitzgerald set a $223.00 price target on Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) in a research report sent to investors on Monday. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the medical research company’s stock.

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