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It&s;s good to be Jeff Bezos: The Amazon founder saw his fortune rise by another $3.2 billion on Friday. &l;!–donotpaginate–&g;
He is now worth&a;nbsp;&l;span&g;$118.8 billion, solidifying&a;nbsp;his title as the richest person on the planet, according to &l;em&g;Forbes&l;/em&g; real-time billionaire rankings. He briefly topped $120 billion, crossing a new threshold, during the day. In recent months, he has surpassed both&a;nbsp;Bill Gates (today worth $92.1 billion) and Warren Buffett ($89.9 billion).&l;/span&g;
Bezos&s; fortune rose on the back of blockbuster quarterly results&a;nbsp;from Amazon. The e-commerce giant said on Thursday it hauled in a record $1.9 billion in profits in its fourth quarter. R&l;span&g;evenue climbed 38% to $60.5 billion, topping expectations on Wall Street. Investors cheered the results&a;nbsp;and sent the&l;/span&g;&a;nbsp;stock&a;nbsp;up&a;nbsp;3&l;span&g;% on Friday. Shares are up 75% over the last twelve months.&l;/span&g;
Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Equity Commonwealth(EQC)
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) continued to steadily sell off its portfolio of real estate holdings, closing three more sales during the quarter, bringing its property count down to 13. As a result, cash flow kept declining. That trend doesn’t show any signs of ending given that the company has more properties on the market and doesn’t yet see a good opportunity to make acquisitions.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
HRPT Properties Trust (NYSE:EQC) had its price target boosted by investment analysts at JMP Securities to $33.00 in a report issued on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a “market outperform” rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock. JMP Securities’ target price points to a potential upside of 4.04% from the company’s previous close.
Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Uranium Resources, Inc.(URRE)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Uranium Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: URRE) was down, falling around 12 percent to $2.37 after the company reported a closing of $9.7 million public offering.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Uranium Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: URRE) shares dropped 19 percent to $2.55 after the company reported the pricing of $9.7 million public offering.
Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Caleres, Inc.(CAL)
- [By Joseph Griffin]
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CorMedix Inc. (NYSE: CRMD) shares fell 27.5 percent to $1.50 after the company reported Q4 results and issued a business update.
Bioamber Inc (NYSE: BIOA) shares tumbled 23.6 percent to $2.40. BioAmber reported FY16 adjusted loss of $1.07 per share on revenue of $8.3 million.
The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) shares dipped 20.9 percent to $41.62.
Innocoll Holdings PLC (NASDAQ: INNL) shares fell 20.3 percent to $1.49. Innocoll posted a narrower-than-expected quarter loss, but revenue missed estimates. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Innocoll from Buy to Hold.
Rosetta Genomics Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ: ROSG) shares declined 20.3 percent to $3.83. On Thursday, Rosetta Genomics disclosed a 1-for-12 reverse stock split.
Esperion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ESPR) shares dropped 19.9 percent to $23.76. Esperion Therapeutics shares have jumped 106.19 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 16.70 percent in the same period.
AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) tumbled 18.3 percent to $17.65. AmTrust Financial disclosed that it will delay its annual report filing for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.
Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK) slipped 17.7 percent to $6.85. Qualstar reported a Q4 loss of $0.20 per share on revenue of $2.2 milli
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of Caleres Inc (NYSE: CAL) got a boost, shooting up 12 percent to $31.99 after the company posted upbeat Q3 earnings.
QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADA) shares were also up, gaining 14 percent to $29.44 after the company posted strong Q3 results.
Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: AMERISAFE, Inc.(AMSF)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
BidaskClub lowered shares of AMERISAFE (NASDAQ:AMSF) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Friday.
Other research analysts have also issued reports about the stock. TheStreet raised shares of AMERISAFE from a c+ rating to a b rating in a report on Thursday, April 26th. ValuEngine raised shares of AMERISAFE from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of AMERISAFE in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods initiated coverage on shares of AMERISAFE in a report on Thursday, April 5th. They issued a market perform rating and a $54.00 price target for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of AMERISAFE from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Tuesday, March 6th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. AMERISAFE currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $63.00.
- [By Max Byerly]
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