Hot Stocks For 2019

The 2018 Social Security trustees’ report was recently released, and it reiterated what we already knew — that Social Security is going to be in serious trouble unless we take action.

However, there’s a little more to the story than that. For example, did you know that Social Security has nearly $3 trillion in reserves right now? Or do you know why Social Security is expected to be in trouble and what we could do about it?

With that in mind, here are five key takeaways from the 2018 Social Security trustees’ report that help paint a clearer picture of the current and future state of Social Security, and what we could do to fix it.

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Social Security added $44 billion to its reserves in 2017

Social Security’s program expenditures were $952 billion in 2017. Meanwhile, the program generated a total of $997 billion in income — $911 billion of this came from non-interest sources (mainly payroll taxes), and another $85 billion came from interest income on Social Security’s reserves. (Note: Numbers may not add perfectly due to rounding.)

Hot Stocks For 2019: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.(CHKP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) plies its trade in the fast-growing cybersecurity market — a market that’s expected to hit $96 billion in revenue this year, an increase of 8% over 2017, according to Gartner’s estimates. However, one look at the cybersecurity specialist’s recent performance indicates that it hasn’t been able to capitalize on that vast potential.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.’s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest decreased to 8.24 million shares from the previous reading of 8.45 million. Shares were trading at $102.91, in a 52-week range of $95.03 to $119.20.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.’s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest increased to 11.56 million shares from the previous reading of 10.59 million. Shares were trading at $97.55, in a 52-week range of $93.76 to $119.20.

Hot Stocks For 2019: Computer Programs and Systems Inc.(CPSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PDF Solutions (NASDAQ: CPSI) and Computer Programs & Systems (NASDAQ:CPSI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Computer Programs & Systems (NASDAQ: CPSI) and Perion Network Ltd Common Stock (NASDAQ:PERI) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation, one has given a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $30.80.

Hot Stocks For 2019: InterOil Corporation(IOC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    I/O Coin (CURRENCY:IOC) traded 26.1% higher against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on August 17th. Over the last seven days, I/O Coin has traded up 50% against the US dollar. One I/O Coin coin can now be purchased for $0.39 or 0.00005901 BTC on exchanges. I/O Coin has a market capitalization of $6.55 million and approximately $14,268.00 worth of I/O Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about InterOil (NYSE:IOC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. InterOil earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.5148763796823 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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