Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019

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Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019: Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida(SBCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Great Western Bancorp (NYSE: GWB) and Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida (NASDAQ:SBCF) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida (NASDAQ:SBCF) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.6820292106654 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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    Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida (SBCF) EVP Sells $43,249.63 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Q2 2018 EPS Estimates for Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida Cut by FIG Partners (SBCF) (americanbankingnews.com) Q2 2018 EPS Estimates for Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida (SBCF) Cut by Analyst (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks Investment Research Lowers Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida (SBCF) to Sell (americanbankingnews.com)

    SBCF has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 28th. ValuEngine raised shares of Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, April 21st. BidaskClub raised shares of Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 10th. Guggenheim reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $28.00 price objective on shares of Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, Hovde Group raised shares of Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and decreased their price objective for the stock from $30.00 to $29.00 in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $29.00.

Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019: Ctrip.com International, Ltd.(CTRP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bridgewater Associates LP acquired a new stake in Ctrip.Com International Ltd (NASDAQ:CTRP) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 26,658 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,270,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Ctrip.Com International (NASDAQ:CTRP)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by Cowen in a research report issued to clients and investors on Sunday. They currently have a $51.00 price objective on the stock. Cowen’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 7.08% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas raised its position in shares of Ctrip.Com International Ltd (NASDAQ:CTRP) by 407.0% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 88,464 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 71,017 shares during the quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Ctrip.Com International were worth $4,214,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    Last quarter, management at Ctrip.com (NASDAQ:CTRP) — China’s largest online travel agency (OTA) — signaled that shareholders needed to adjust expectations. After years of investing heavily in capturing market share, the company’s heady top-line growth would be coming to an end.

Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019: 8×8 Inc(EGHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    RingCentral (NYSE:RNG) led the way with a 26.3% surge, followed by 8×8 (NYSE:EGHT) at 13.8% and Vonage Holdings (NYSE:VG) scoring a 10.7% gain. All of these one-month returns crushed the broader market, as the S&P 500 benchmark notched just a 3% gain last month.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of 8×8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT) were down 16 percent to $18.52 after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.

    Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB) was down, falling around 15 percent to $24.60 after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company has posted solid results this year and has long been touted as a potential takeover target. 8X8 Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) offers a cloud-based solution for business communications and collaboration on a unified platform spanning voice, video, contact center, and desktops, that replaces legacy and expensive on-premise systems.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $3.54 billion.
    Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $557.65 million.
    Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.60 billion.
    Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $131.95 million.
    Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) is expected to post quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $297.67 million.
    Shoe Carnival, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCVL) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $262.02 million.
    Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NYSE: DECK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $375.41 million.
    Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE: ZOES) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.01 per share on revenue of $105.30 million.
    DXC Technology Company (NYSE: DXC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $2.23 per share on revenue of $6.12 billion.
    8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.05 per share on revenue of $76.93 million.
    Viasat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.45 per share on revenue of $424.46 million.
    ePlus inc. (NASDAQ: PLUS) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $1.60 billion.
    Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE: LGF.A) is expected to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $1.04 billion.
    Agilysys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGYS) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $32.58 million.
    Nutanix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTNX) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $278.98 million.
    Veeva Systems Inc. (NYSE: VEEV) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue

Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019: ClearBridge Energy MLP Total Return Fund Inc.(CTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Charles Taylor (LON:CTR) had its price objective upped by Liberum Capital from GBX 330 ($4.48) to GBX 385 ($5.22) in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Liberum Capital’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 33.22% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Charles Taylor (LON:CTR) had its price objective upped by Liberum Capital from GBX 330 ($4.48) to GBX 385 ($5.22) in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Liberum Capital’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 33.22% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Charles Taylor (LON:CTR) had its price objective upped by Liberum Capital from GBX 330 ($4.48) to GBX 385 ($5.22) in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Liberum Capital’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 33.22% from the stock’s previous close.

Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019: Genie Energy Ltd.(GNE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Tuesday, the utilities shares surged 0.69 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: JE), up 4 percent, and Genie Energy Ltd. (NYSE: GNE) up 3 percent.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Genie Energy (NYSE:GNE) was upgraded by TheStreet from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a report issued on Monday.

    Shares of Genie Energy stock opened at $5.12 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 1.81, a quick ratio of 1.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05. The firm has a market cap of $125.72 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 168.67 and a beta of 1.59. Genie Energy has a 12-month low of $5.06 and a 12-month high of $5.11.

Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019: Provident Financial Services, Inc(PFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $27.88.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Head-To-Head Review: Provident Financial (PROV) versus Provident Financial Services (PFS) (americanbankingnews.com) Head-To-Head Contrast: Territorial Bancorp (TBNK) & Provident Financial Services (PFS) (americanbankingnews.com) Q3 2018 EPS Estimates for Provident Financial Services, Inc. Decreased by Piper Jaffray (PFS) (americanbankingnews.com) Provident Financial Services, Inc. (PFS) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of research analysts have issued reports on PFS shares. Sandler O’Neill raised shares of Provident Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 26th. ValuEngine raised shares of Provident Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Provident Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Provident Financial Services in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Finally, Piper Jaffray reissued a “hold” rating and set a $28.00 price objective on shares of Provident Financial Services in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Provident Financial Services currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.42.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Provident Financial Services (NYSE: PFS) and BCB Bancorp (NASDAQ:BCBP) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SG Americas Securities LLC raised its stake in Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) by 204.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 27,047 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after purchasing an additional 18,150 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Provident Financial Services were worth $745,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Provident Financial Services (NYSE: PFS) and Dime Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:DCOM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

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