Best Stocks To Own For 2019

Kearny Financial (NASDAQ: KRNY) and Northrim BanCorp (NASDAQ:NRIM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Profitability

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This table compares Kearny Financial and Northrim BanCorp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kearny Financial 9.92% 2.01% 0.42%
Northrim BanCorp 13.47% 8.45% 1.08%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Kearny Financial and Northrim BanCorp, as provided by MarketBeat.

Best Stocks To Own For 2019: Cohen & Steers Select Preferred and Income Fund, Inc.(PSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Cohen & Steers Select Pref & Inc Fd (NYSE:PSF) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cohen & Steers Select Pref & Inc Fd earned a media sentiment score of 0.39 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 48.661768322942 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Best Stocks To Own For 2019: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kiwi Wealth Investments Limited Partnership lifted its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 10.4% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 23,409 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 2,204 shares during the period. Kiwi Wealth Investments Limited Partnership’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $2,694,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Frontier Investment Mgmt Co. bought a new stake in shares of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm bought 3,000 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $258,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Strategic Global Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 2,269 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $261,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. reduced its holdings in shares of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 26.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 250,229 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 89,647 shares during the quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. owned 0.38% of ManpowerGroup worth $21,533,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kelly Services, Inc. Class A (NYSE: MAN) and ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) and StarTek (NYSE:SRT) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

Best Stocks To Own For 2019: Curis, Inc.(CRIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRIS) shares fell 7.3% during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $0.50 and last traded at $0.51. 1,663,387 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 12% from the average session volume of 1,888,812 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.55.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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    $2.41 Million in Sales Expected for Curis, Inc. (CRIS) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Curis Stock Scheduled to Reverse Split on Wednesday, May 30th (CRIS) (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Analysts Expect Curis, Inc. (CRIS) to Post -$0.09 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Curis Expands Senior Management Expertise with Appointment of Robert Martell, M.D., Ph.D., as Head of Research and Development (finance.yahoo.com) Is Curis, Inc. (CRIS) In Search of Footing? (nmsunews.com)

    Shares of Curis stock traded up $0.01 on Monday, hitting $0.45. The company had a trading volume of 1,290,968 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,462,753. The stock has a market capitalization of $74.57 million, a PE ratio of -1.25 and a beta of 1.29. Curis has a twelve month low of $0.41 and a twelve month high of $2.27. The company has a quick ratio of 3.60, a current ratio of 3.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.24.

Best Stocks To Own For 2019: PacWest Bancorp(PACW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

    PagSeguro Digital (NYSE:PAGS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. raised its holdings in PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) by 4.3% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 216,438 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 8,918 shares during the period. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in PacWest Bancorp were worth $10,696,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PacWest Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.0886152133536 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) – Stock analysts at Wedbush reduced their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of PacWest Bancorp in a research report issued on Wednesday, September 12th. Wedbush analyst D. Chiaverini now forecasts that the financial services provider will earn $0.89 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.90. Wedbush currently has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for PacWest Bancorp’s Q1 2020 earnings at $0.98 EPS and Q2 2020 earnings at $1.02 EPS.

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