Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

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However, over the last two years, faced with the question of how to enable more transactions on the network, the initial uneasy equilibrium between the various groups turned first into a stalemate and more recently into a full-blown civil war.

The past few weeks have seen ever-increasing levels of drama. While it’s not worth diving into the details of each incident, one of the bigger bombshells was the bitcoin equivalent of the Republicans claiming that the real reason Nancy Pelosi opposed Trump/Ryan-care because she could secretly make $100 million extra if Obamacare remained in place. And although there was no evidence she was doing so, the mere fact it was possible meant the system needed to change. However, the bitcoin version of the Democrats claimed that their advantage was really due to efficiency — and what’s so bad about optimizing technology?

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: LiqTech International, Inc.(LIQT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    LiqTech International Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:LIQT) saw a significant decline in short interest in the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 320,188 shares, a decline of 9.3% from the May 31st total of 352,974 shares. Currently, 0.6% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 364,702 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.9 days.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares climbed 70.3 percent to $5.45 after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) surged 39.8 percent to $1.58 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) gained 25.6 percent to $11.50. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Aytu Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ: AYTU) shares jumped 21.8 percent to $0.4798 after the company late Monday reported lighter-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) shares gained 21.1 percent to $26.77 following Q3 results.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) rose 16.8 percent to $7.1271 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) rose 13.8 percent to $2.88.
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) jumped 13.1 percent to $6.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares gained 12 percent to $5.87 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) gained 8.4 percent to $3.96 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Rosehill Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: ROSE) surged 8.4 percent to $7.90 after announcing Q1 results.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) rose 8.1 percent to $0.5171 following Q1 results.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) rose 7.7 percent to $5.6103 following Q1 results.
    Nine Energy Service, Inc. (NYSE: NINE) shares climbed 7.4 percent to $35.90.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 6.7 percent to $6.40 after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) rose 75.31 percent to close at $9.94 after reporting Q1 results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 40.62 percent to close at $4.50 on Tuesday after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) gained 34.39 percent to close at $3.40.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) gained 32.74 percent to close at $1.50 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) surged 31.15 percent to close at $8.00 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) rose 21.07 percent to close at $11.09. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) rose 20.23 percent to close at $10.58.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) shares gained 17.62 percent to close at $17.82.
    Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: APVO) rose 17.1 percent to close at $5.82.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) shares jumped 16.23 percent to close at $4.87 following Q1 earnings.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) rose 16.04 percent to close at $3.69.
    PPDAI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PPDF) climbed 15.99 percent to close at $7.98 following Q1 results.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) rose 15.93 percent to close at $3.42.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) gained 15.59 percent to close at $0.5532 following Q1 results.
    Sophiris Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPHS) gained 13.92 percent to close at $3.52 on Tuesday following Q1 results.
    Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA) jumped 13.4 percent to close at $2.37.
    Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI) shares surged 13.05 percent to close
  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    But Blink and our other penny stocks to watch are unlikely to continue to lock in such spectacular gains in June. After looking at our 10 top penny stocks to watch this month, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with great profit potential in its future…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Month’s Gain
    Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK) $7.07 439.85%
    Senes Tech Inc. (Nasdaq: SNES) $1.27 175.40%
    Vivis Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) $0.77 150.41%
    Adomani Inc. (Nasdaq: ADOM) $1.49 137.68%
    NF Energy Saving Co. (Nasdaq: NFEC) $2.34 134.88%
    Vaalco Energy Inc. (NYSE: EGY) $2.15 109.06%
    Heat Biologics Inc. (Nasdaq: HTBX) $2.35 99.12%
    ArQule Inc. (Nasdaq: ARQL) $4.88 90.74%
    LiqTech International Inc. (NYSE: LIQT) $0.66 85.60%
    Transenterix Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) $3.46 77.84%

    While last month’s gains are tremendous, they also illustrate the inherent dangers that come with investing in penny stocks.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation(CTSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    From an investing standpoint, Foresi said IT Services stocks such as IBM (NYSE: IBM), Accenture Plc (NYSE: ACN) and Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ: CTSH) could benefit from a rise in blockchain projects.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Oil prices are at levels we haven’t seen in years. U.S. crude topped $70 for the first since 2014, as U.S. President Donald Trump appeared increasingly likely to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and reinforce sanctions on Tehran. In addition, OPEC has announced plans to bolster prices and cap production. For oil investors, Money MorningGlobal Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says it’s time to buckle up. According to Moors, revoking the Iran deal would cause “price chaos” around the globe. And that’s right as driving season starts in the United States. Here’s more on the coming chaos for oil. In deal news, Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) announced it will purchase Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) for $7.6 billion in cash. Grammercy manages commercial real estate. While this may seem like a boring deal, Blackstone is buying a business that churns out cold hard cash for its investors. We want to keep this deal on your radar, because there are many other deals like this coming down the pipeline. We’re going to be discussing one of the best real estate opportunities available very soon – so keep an eye out for updates.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: AMZN, AAPL, TSN, SBUX
    Shareholders of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) cheered statements made by Warren Buffett over the weekend. The Oracle of Omaha said he messed up by not investing in Amazon and Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL). “I made the wrong decisions on Google and Amazon,” Buffett said on Saturday. “We’ve looked at it. I made the mistake in not being able to come to a conclusion where I really felt that at the present prices that the prospects were far better than the prices indicated.” Buffett says he now has a “very, very, very high opinion” of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The Oracle believes that Bezos has created something that is “close to a miracle.” Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) added another 0.6% Monday, to reach $185.00 per share – a new 52-week high. The uptick came after Warren Buffett announced

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Rexnord Corporation(RXN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Rexnord Corporation (NYSE:RXN) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 15, 2018 8:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $3.10 billion.
    Rexnord Corporation (NYSE: RXN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $551.94 million.
    Invitation Homes Inc. (NYSE: INVH) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $423.13 million.
    Switch, Inc. (NYSE: SWCH) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $99.83 million.
    Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $579.85 million.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $119.06 million.
    Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRS) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $68.14 million.
    Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRNA) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.38 per share on revenue of $1.87 million.
    VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $130.00 million.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $45.38 million.
    Restoration Robotics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIR) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.17 per share on revenue of $5.93 million.
    YogaWorks, Inc. (NASDAQ: YOGA) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.22 per share on revenue of

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rexnord (NYSE:RXN) announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday. The industrial products company reported $0.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.39 by ($0.01), reports. Rexnord had a net margin of 8.29% and a return on equity of 13.05%.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Curtiss-Wright Corporation(CW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd decreased its stake in shares of Curtiss-Wright Corp. (NYSE:CW) by 59.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 3,188 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 4,625 shares during the period. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd’s holdings in Curtiss-Wright were worth $430,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Curtiss-Wright (NYSE:CW) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 16th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 21st will be paid a dividend of 0.15 per share by the aerospace company on Thursday, July 5th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.46%.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Itron Inc.(ITRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $3.10 billion.
    Rexnord Corporation (NYSE: RXN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $551.94 million.
    Invitation Homes Inc. (NYSE: INVH) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $423.13 million.
    Switch, Inc. (NYSE: SWCH) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $99.83 million.
    Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $579.85 million.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $119.06 million.
    Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRS) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $68.14 million.
    Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRNA) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.38 per share on revenue of $1.87 million.
    VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $130.00 million.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $45.38 million.
    Restoration Robotics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIR) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.17 per share on revenue of $5.93 million.
    YogaWorks, Inc. (NASDAQ: YOGA) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.22 per share on revenue of

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Itron (NASDAQ: ITRI) and Data I/O (NASDAQ:DAIO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) major shareholder Scopia Capital Management Lp purchased 114,129 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 21st. The stock was purchased at an average price of $59.34 per share, for a total transaction of $6,772,414.86. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TheStreet cut shares of Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) from a b rating to a c rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday morning.

    Several other equities analysts also recently weighed in on ITRI. BidaskClub upgraded Itron from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday, January 19th. Oppenheimer reiterated a buy rating and set a $78.00 price objective on shares of Itron in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Canaccord Genuity upgraded Itron from a hold rating to a buy rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $78.00 to $84.00 in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Cowen upgraded Itron from a market perform rating to an outperform rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $80.00 to $84.00 in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, JMP Securities set a $108.00 price objective on Itron and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $83.36.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Tableau Software, Inc.(DATA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA) Director Elliott H. Jurgensen, Jr. sold 3,000 shares of Tableau Software stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $91.82, for a total transaction of $275,460.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 4,781 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $438,991.42. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA) had its price objective reduced by Wedbush from $104.00 to $100.00 in a research note published on Thursday morning. They currently have an outperform rating on the software company’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Streamr DATAcoin (CURRENCY:DATA) traded 9.7% higher against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on June 20th. One Streamr DATAcoin token can currently be bought for $0.0873 or 0.00001290 BTC on exchanges including BitForex, IDEX, HitBTC and Bancor Network. Streamr DATAcoin has a total market capitalization of $59.12 million and $1.98 million worth of Streamr DATAcoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last week, Streamr DATAcoin has traded up 29.4% against the US dollar.

Critical Comparison: Bridgestone (BRDCY) & Goodyear Tire & Rubber (GT)

Bridgestone (OTCMKTS: BRDCY) and Goodyear Tire & Rubber (NASDAQ:GT) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

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This table compares Bridgestone and Goodyear Tire & Rubber’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bridgestone $32.50 billion 0.86 $2.57 billion $1.56 11.86
Goodyear Tire & Rubber $15.38 billion 0.34 $346.00 million $3.12 6.93

Bridgestone has higher revenue and earnings than Goodyear Tire & Rubber. Goodyear Tire & Rubber is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Bridgestone, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Bridgestone and Goodyear Tire & Rubber’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bridgestone 8.00% 11.35% 6.93%
Goodyear Tire & Rubber 1.64% 14.36% 4.11%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Bridgestone and Goodyear Tire & Rubber, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bridgestone 0 0 0 0 N/A
Goodyear Tire & Rubber 1 4 6 0 2.45

Goodyear Tire & Rubber has a consensus price target of $32.67, indicating a potential upside of 51.09%. Given Goodyear Tire & Rubber’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Goodyear Tire & Rubber is more favorable than Bridgestone.

Volatility and Risk

Bridgestone has a beta of 0.55, suggesting that its share price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Goodyear Tire & Rubber has a beta of 1.77, suggesting that its share price is 77% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.2% of Bridgestone shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.3% of Goodyear Tire & Rubber shares are held by institutional investors. 57.1% of Bridgestone shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of Goodyear Tire & Rubber shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Bridgestone pays an annual dividend of $0.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Goodyear Tire & Rubber pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Bridgestone pays out 18.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Goodyear Tire & Rubber pays out 17.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Goodyear Tire & Rubber has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years. Goodyear Tire & Rubber is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Summary

Goodyear Tire & Rubber beats Bridgestone on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Bridgestone Company Profile

Bridgestone Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells tires and rubber products worldwide. The company provides tires and tire tubes for passenger cars, trucks, buses, construction/mining vehicles, industrial machines, agricultural machines, aircraft, and motorcycles and scooters; and tire related products, retread materials and services, tire raw materials, and automotive maintenance and repair services. It also offers vehicle parts, polyurethane foam and related products, electronic precision parts, industrial materials related products, civil engineering and construction materials and equipment, and other products; commercial roofing and other materials; golf balls, golf clubs, other sports products; and bicycles, bicycle related and other products, as well as finance and other services. The company was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Profile

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells tires and related products and services worldwide. It offers various lines of rubber tires for automobiles, trucks, buses, aircrafts, motorcycles, earthmoving and mining equipment, farm implements, industrial equipment, and various other applications under the Goodyear, Dunlop, Kelly, Debica, Sava, Fulda, and various other Goodyear owned house brands, as well as under the private-label brands. The company also retreads truck, aviation, and off-the-road tires; manufactures and sells tread rubber and other tire retreading materials; manufactures and markets rubber-related chemicals; and provides automotive and commercial truck maintenance and repair services, and miscellaneous other products and services, as well as sells natural rubber products. In addition, it operates approximately 1,000 tire and auto service center outlets that offer products for retail sale. The company sells its products through a network of independent dealers, regional distributors, retail outlets, and retailers. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Akron, Ohio.

BASF (BASFY) Receives Neutral Rating from JPMorgan Chase

JPMorgan Chase reaffirmed their neutral rating on shares of BASF (OTCMKTS:BASFY) in a report published on Friday morning.

A number of other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of BASF from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday. ValuEngine cut shares of BASF from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, HSBC raised shares of BASF from a reduce rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 13th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $31.00.

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Shares of OTCMKTS:BASFY traded up $0.11 on Friday, reaching $26.18. 195,164 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 362,827. The company has a quick ratio of 1.40, a current ratio of 2.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45. BASF has a 1-year low of $22.98 and a 1-year high of $30.22. The stock has a market cap of $95,781.18, a PE ratio of 14.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.03 and a beta of 1.17.

BASF (OTCMKTS:BASFY) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The basic materials company reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.43. BASF had a net margin of 9.41% and a return on equity of 18.50%. The business had revenue of $18.96 billion for the quarter. equities analysts anticipate that BASF will post 2.05 earnings per share for the current year.

About BASF

BASF SE operates as a chemical company worldwide. It operates through five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions, and Oil & Gas. The Chemicals segment offers solvents, plasticizers, monomers, and glues, as well as raw materials for detergents, plastics, textile fibers, paints and coatings, crop protection products, and medicines.

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Top 5 Oil Stocks To Watch For 2019

Stocks couldnt shake off their early doldrums, and ended lower Monday.

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 26.51 points, or 0.2%, to 17,977.24,while the S&P 500 lost 3.79 points, or 0.2%, to 2,087.79. The Nasdaq slid 0.44 points, or 0.2%, to 4,895.79.

Oil was one culprit, with investors fretting about signs of increased production. Halliburton(HAL)was one name that ended lower, with some speculating that deal withBaker Hughes(BHI) could be dead.

Elsewhere, new home sales were also lackluster for the month of March. Stifels Chief Economist Lindsey Piegza has this analysis:

New home sales unexpectedly declined in March, led by the weakest sales pace in the West since July 2014. The longer-term declining trend across topline sales since the start of the year, however, suggests a more broad-based decline in construction activity during one of the sectors busiest seasons of the year. While construction activity has been positing limited activity as of late, with still-low borrowing costs and relatively positive employment trends, the housing market is, nevertheless, well positioned to continue to positively contribute to headline GDP growth amid a positive, albeit it modest, pace of recovery. In other words, the housing sector remains a welcome support to an otherwise fragile economy; however, unlike the run-up leading into the Great Recession, the housing market will no longer be the driver of the economy with a positive but limited contribution.

Top 5 Oil Stocks To Watch For 2019: ConocoPhillips(COP)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter
  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Many of its peers slashed or eliminated their dividends to preserve cash. Former dividend stalwarts ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) and Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) were among the many that caved under the pressure of lower oil prices, with ConocoPhillips slicing its payout by two-thirds, while Anadarko slashed itsdividend by 82%.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) shares short dropped to 18.27 million from the previous level of 21.33 million. Shares were trading at $70.01 within a 52-week range of $42.27 to $71.71.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The sheer size of Devon’s buyback has the potential to move the stock meaningfully higher over the next year, given what similar repurchase programs have done for rivals in the recent past. In late 2016, ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) announced plans to repurchase $3 billion in shares that it would fund by selling assets. The company completed that authorization last year and added another $2 billion to the program for 2018.

Top 5 Oil Stocks To Watch For 2019: Range Resources Corporation(RRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Range Resources Corp. (NYSE: RRC) fell about 4.4% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $14.43 after closing at $15.09 on Monday. The 52-week high is $34.93. Volume of about 15 million was nearly double the daily average of around 7.7 million shares traded. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about Range Resources (NYSE:RRC) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press 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. Range Resources earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 46.3371462950661 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Range Resources (RRC)

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Top 5 Oil Stocks To Watch For 2019: Encana Corporation(ECA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Electra (CURRENCY:ECA) traded 3.4% lower against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 18:00 PM Eastern on June 4th. Electra has a total market capitalization of $45.83 million and approximately $326,372.00 worth of Electra was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Electra coin can currently be bought for $0.0018 or 0.00000024 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Novaexchange, Octaex, Fatbtc and Cryptopia. In the last seven days, Electra has traded 12.8% higher against the dollar.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Today, however, many drillers are setting a high bar for new wells. EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) has been one of the leaders in disrupting the former way of thinking by establishing a high return hurdle rate for new wells of 30% after-tax at $40 oil. Others followed with similar return-focused approaches, including Encana (NYSE:ECA), which needs locations to achieve a 35% after-tax return at $50 oil to meet its premium hurdle rate.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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    Should You Listen to This Stock? Encana Corporation (ECA) moves 51.44% away from One Year Low (nasdaqchronicle.com) Hot Mover of the Day Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA) (thestockgem.com) Enrapturing Stocks: Encana Corporation, (NYSE: ECA), AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., (NASDAQ: AFSI) (globalexportlines.com) Analysts, Options Traders Love This Lesser-Known Energy Stock (schaeffersresearch.com) Encana Corp (ECA) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.12 Billion (americanbankingnews.com)

    ECA traded up $0.27 on Thursday, hitting $12.47. 9,071,326 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 9,380,907. Encana has a 12 month low of $8.01 and a 12 month high of $14.31. The company has a quick ratio of 1.16, a current ratio of 1.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62. The stock has a market capitalization of $11.70 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.00, a P/E/G ratio of 1.98 and a beta of 2.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Encana (NYSE:ECA) (TSE:ECA) had its target price raised by Morgan Stanley from $16.00 to $20.00 in a research report report published on Wednesday morning. Morgan Stanley currently has a buy rating on the oil and gas company’s stock.

  • [By Keith Noonan, Travis Hoium, and Matthew DiLallo]

    We asked three Motley Fool investors to profile some of the best under-the-radar growth stocks on the market today. Read on to see why they selected Encana(NYSE:ECA), Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), and Baozun (NASDAQ:BZUN) as top growth stocks for in-the-know investors.

Top 5 Oil Stocks To Watch For 2019: Marathon Oil Corporation(MRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Presto, West Texas Intermediate crude rose 3% to $71.18, the highest since December 2014, boosting shares of oil companies including Occidental (OXY) , which gained 4.8%, Marathon (MRO) , up 3.8%, and Apache (APA) , which gained 2.5%. Spot gasoline also rose 2.7% to $2.17 a gallon, boding ill for the summer driving season in the U.S. and potentially eroding any gains middle-class Americans received from the Trump tax cuts.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Melrose Industries (LON:MRO) had its price target upped by Numis Securities from GBX 250 ($3.39) to GBX 280 ($3.80) in a research report report published on Monday morning. They currently have a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) is another oil company built to thrive at lower oil prices. At $50 oil, Marathon can generate enough cash to grow production at a 10% to 14% annual pace for the next several years while living within cash flow. At $60 oil, Marathon’s plan would generate about $500 million in free cash flow. With oil above that level even after the recent OPEC chatter, Marathon is on pace to produce a windfall of excess cash this year.

Top 5 Oil Stocks To Watch For 2019: Halliburton Company(HAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By ]

    Markets have been mixed on Monday as the 10-year Treasury yield closes in on 3%. Earnings reports today included from Halliburton (HAL) , Hasbro (HAS) and Kimberly-Clark (KMB) . Action Alerts PLUS holding Alphabet (GOOGL)  is among the companies reporting after the close. 

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Haliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL) is expected to reveal its fourth-quarter results on Monday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.46 in EPS, as well as $5.63 billion in revenue. Shares were trading at $53.01 on Fridays close. The consensus price target is $55.09. The stock has a 52-week range of $38.18 to $58.78.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Halliburton (NYSE:HAL)’s share price gapped up prior to trading on Friday . The stock had previously closed at $42.90, but opened at $44.92. Halliburton shares last traded at $46.22, with a volume of 15095300 shares traded.

  • [By ]

    Houston-based Halliburton Co. (HAL) stock fell during premarket trading Monday, April 23, despite reporting a 34% increase in revenue driven by expanding U.S. production, as the oilfield service provider experienced sand delivery challenges and took a charge related to its business in Venezuela.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 5 Stocks For 2019

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks decreased by 124 billion cubic feet for the week ending February 16.

Analysts were expecting a storage withdrawal between 112 billion and 128 billion cubic feet. The five-year average for the week is a withdrawal of 145 billion cubic feet, and last year’s storage withdrawal for the week totaled 89 billion cubic feet. Natural gas inventories fell by 194 billion cubic feet in the week ending February 9.

Natural gas futures for March delivery traded down about 0.3% in advance of the EIA’s report, at around $2.65 per million BTUs,and $2.66 shortly after the report was released.

The forecast for overall natural gas demand next week once again calls for “moderate” demand as temperatures remain mild in East and South. Warmer temperatures are expected over most of the country next week, with the exception of the western and central states, where temperatures are forecast to be below normal with more snow on the way.

Top 5 Stocks For 2019: Fox Factory Holding Corp.(FOXF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Fox Factory (NASDAQ:FOXF) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Thursday morning.

    Several other brokerages also recently issued reports on FOXF. BidaskClub downgraded Fox Factory from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. DA Davidson reiterated a buy rating on shares of Fox Factory in a research report on Monday, May 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Fox Factory from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $39.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Fox Factory presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $39.50.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Prudential Financial Inc. lessened its stake in Fox Factory Holding Corp (NASDAQ:FOXF) by 6.6% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 62,510 shares of the company’s stock after selling 4,400 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in Fox Factory were worth $2,182,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Berenberg Bank began coverage on shares of Fox Factory (NASDAQ:FOXF) in a report published on Wednesday morning, Marketbeat.com reports. The firm issued a buy rating and a $51.00 price target on the stock.

Top 5 Stocks For 2019: Lifetime Brands Inc.(LCUT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) and Lifetime Brands (NASDAQ:LCUT) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and risk.

Top 5 Stocks For 2019: Lakeland Industries, Inc.(LAKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Alpine Woods Capital Investors LLC reduced its position in Lakeland Industries (NASDAQ:LAKE) by 40.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 15,010 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after selling 10,000 shares during the quarter. Alpine Woods Capital Investors LLC owned about 0.18% of Lakeland Industries worth $194,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Head-To-Head Analysis: WILLIAM DEMANT/ADR (WILYY) & Lakeland Industries (LAKE) (americanbankingnews.com) Should You Be Tempted To Sell Lakeland Industries Inc (NASDAQ:LAKE) Because Of Its PE Ratio? (finance.yahoo.com) Analysts Anticipate Lakeland Industries, Inc. (LAKE) to Announce $0.22 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Need A Job? Here Are The Latest Postings Around Lakeland (patch.com)

    Several brokerages have weighed in on LAKE. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Lakeland Industries from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. ValuEngine cut shares of Lakeland Industries from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 18th.

Top 5 Stocks For 2019: Enviva Partners, LP(EVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Typically when a company experiences an “act of God” event like a fire or a flood, investors can shrug off the issue. This past quarter, though, a fire at one of Enviva Partners’ (NYSE:EVA) export terminals exposed something incredibly important about the business and some of management’s recent decisions.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Enviva Partners (NYSE:EVA) had its price objective trimmed by Royal Bank of Canada to $33.00 in a research note issued to investors on Monday. The firm currently has an outperform rating on the energy company’s stock.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Three companies well positioned to benefit from this renewable powered growth are NextEra Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP), Pattern Energy Group (NASDAQ:PEGI), and Enviva Partners LP (NYSE:EVA). That’s why they’re at the top of my renewable-stock watchlist. Here’s what I’m currently watching at each one before potentially adding them to my portfolio.

Top 5 Stocks For 2019: Axsome Therapeutics, Inc.(AXSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Axsome Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AXSM) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported ($0.19) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.28) by $0.09, Bloomberg Earnings reports.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares gained 86.76 percent to close at $11.00 on Thursday.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares climbed 47.06 percent to close at $7.00 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) jumped 24.92 percent to close at $4.06.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares climbed 23.26 percent to close at $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 24.44 percent to close at $422.50 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) gained 17.75 percent to close at $18.64 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) rose 16.59 percent to close at $12.30 following Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 16.06 percent to close at $15.25.
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares climbed 14.5 percent to close at $121.42 as the company posted reported Q1 beat And raised FY18 outlook.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares gained 13.7 percent to close at $11.04 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 13.21 percent to close at $3.00 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) jumped 13.06 percent to close at $257.40 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    BioTelemetry,
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 22.6 percent to $3.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 23.2 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) rose 21.2 percent to $5.77 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a deal to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota from Arkoma, Williston Drilling for about $620 million. The company also announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 13.7 percent to $386.00 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Quantenna Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: QTNA) shares rose 12.6 percent to $14.70 in pre-market trading. Quantenna is expected to release Q1 results on April 30..
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 11.1 percent to $37.50 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 10.4 percent to $29.00 in pre-market trading after reporting strong Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) rose 9.8 percent to $250.00 in pre-market trading following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 9.4 percent to $10.62 in pre-market trading as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS) rose 9.1 percent to $7.22 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE: TWO).
    GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) rose 8.3 percent to $4.18 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) shares rose 7.6 percent to $251.2
  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Axsome Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) traded down about 43% Tuesday and posted a new 52-week low of $3.20 after closing Monday at $5.55. The 52-week high is $6.45. Volume was about 3.8 million, about 19 times the daily average of around 220,000 shares. The company will stop a “futile” portion of a trial of its treatment for knee osteoarthritis.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now

New York, NY, based Investment company George Soros buys Altaba Inc, EQT Corp, Viavi Solutions Inc, MakeMyTrip, Altice USA Inc, General Mills Inc, The Kraft Heinz Co, Kellogg Co, Plains GP Holdings LP, Edgewell Personal Care Co, sells Adecoagro SA, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co, Lam Research Corp, Symantec Corp, Williams Inc during the 3-months ended 2017-06-30, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Soros Fund Management LLC. As of 2017-06-30, Soros Fund Management LLC owns 186 stocks with a total value of $4.5 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: AABA, EQT, ATUS, GIS, K, PAGP, BCR, TRGP, CARS, NEP, Added Positions: VIAV, MMYT, KHC, EPC, TWX, BABA, TIVO, ATGE, NOMD, MON, Reduced Positions: LRCX, WMB, TMUS, FB, DVMT, CRC, SBAC, TTWO, LBRDK, SPY, Sold Out: AGRO, HPE, SYMC, CJ, SUPV, DXC, COP, GS, NFLX, VMW,

For the details of George Soros’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=George+Soros

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Kirby Corporation(KEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Swiss National Bank increased its stake in shares of Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) by 18.1% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 26,057 shares of the shipping company’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,000 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank’s holdings in Kirby were worth $2,005,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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    Vanessa Kirby doesn’t feel famous (msn.com) Investors Purchase Large Volume of Kirby Put Options (KEX) (americanbankingnews.com) The Crowns Vanessa Kirby Joins Dwayne Johnson in Fast and Furious Spinoff (EXCLUSIVE) (msn.com) Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: MDXG, VMW, KEX (nasdaq.com) Kirby Corporation To Announce 2018 Second Quarter Results On July 25, 2018 With Conference Call On July 26, 2018 (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of analysts have commented on the company. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their target price on Kirby from $96.00 to $103.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kirby from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $96.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Wells Fargo & Co boosted their target price on Kirby from $89.00 to $100.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 1st. ValuEngine downgraded Kirby from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday. Finally, OTR Global upgraded Kirby to a “positive” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 29th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Kirby has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $86.44.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kirby (NYSE: KEX) and Teekay Tankers (NYSE:TNK) are both transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Seaspan Corporation(SSW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Seaspan Corp (NYSE:SSW) have been on fire in 2018, rocketing 50.8% through the end of June, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Several factors helped drive the rebound.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    SEASPAN Corp/SH SH (NYSE:SSW) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $10.47 and last traded at $9.97, with a volume of 33824 shares. The stock had previously closed at $10.07.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) rallied 15% last month thanks to a bullish analyst note.

    So what

    Seaspan’s stock bobbed around the flatline for most of April until an analyst at Deutsche Bank upgraded the containership leasing company from hold to buy toward the end of the month. What stood out was the $13 price target, which was 85% above the bank’s previous one of $7 a share. Driving that bullish view is the expectation that Seaspan’s ability to deleverage its balance sheet and increase the dividend would fuel substantial share price appreciation in the future.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Rental rates aren’t the only thing gaining momentum. Several companies are demonstrably stronger today, including containership leader Seaspan (NYSE:SSW). The investor favorite has made moves to strengthen its long-term prospects just in time to capitalize on rebounding global demand for shipping vessels of nearly every size. Throw in the purchase of a Chinese joint venture, which injected youthful vessels and new contracts into the business, and a $500 million investment from a major shareholder, and it’s easy to see why shares are up 80% in the last year alone.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about SEASPAN Corp/SH SH (NYSE:SSW) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SEASPAN Corp/SH SH earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the shipping company an impact score of 46.6781458026115 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc.(JBSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son (NASDAQ:JBSS) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Wednesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBSS) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $71.43 and last traded at $70.96, with a volume of 1305 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $69.72.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    WINTON GROUP Ltd acquired a new position in shares of John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBSS) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund acquired 21,466 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,242,000. WINTON GROUP Ltd owned about 0.19% of John B. Sanfilippo & Son at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    The Hershey (NYSE: HSY) and John B. Sanfilippo & Son (NASDAQ:JBSS) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Nomura Holdings Inc ADR(NMR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News articles about Nomura (NYSE:NMR) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog 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. Nomura earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.0788180252447 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 Money Morning News Team]

    Nomura Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NMR) is a Japanese financial services company that provides a variety of financial services to corporations, governments, institutions, and individuals around the world.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Nomura (NYSE: NMR) and Navient (NASDAQ:NAVI) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Virtu Financial (NASDAQ: VIRT) and Nomura (NYSE:NMR) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Credit Suisse Group (NYSE: CS) and Nomura (NYSE:NMR) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Numeraire (CURRENCY:NMR) traded up 0.2% against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on May 26th. Numeraire has a total market capitalization of $13.61 million and approximately $33,240.00 worth of Numeraire was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last week, Numeraire has traded 17.6% lower against the U.S. dollar. One Numeraire token can now be bought for approximately $10.09 or 0.00137627 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including DDEX, Bittrex and Upbit.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Internationa Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.(IFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $14.34 billion before the opening bell. Sysco shares rose 0.18 percent to close at $62.29 on Friday.
    Analysts expect Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $9.89 billion before the opening bell. Tyson shares rose 1.39 percent to close at $66.97 on Friday.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter and agreed to acquire Frutarom for $7.1 billion. International Flavors shares dropped 5.03 percent to $135.00 in pre-market trading.
    Before the opening bell, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE: LPX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $692.63 million. Louisiana-Pacific shares gained 2.09 percent to close at $28.32 on Friday.
    Analysts are expecting Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NYSE: WLTW) to have earned $3.01 per share on revenue of $2.23 billion in the latest quarter. Willis Towers Watson will release earnings before the markets open. Willis Towers Watson shares gained 0.98 percent to close at $148.91 on Friday.

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  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    That would lead investors to companies such as Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK), International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF), and DowDuPont (NYSE:DWDP).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE: IFF) and Westlake Chemical (NYSE:WLKP) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and profitability.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: TSEM) fell 16.1 percent to $23.10 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly results.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 13 percent to $18.00 in pre-market trading after declining 37.37 percent on Friday.
    Ability Inc. (NASDAQ: ABIL) shares fell 7.1 percent to $2.61 in pre-market trading.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) shares fell 6.4 percent to $133.00 in pre-market trading. International Flavors & Fragrances reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter and agreed to acquire Frutarom for $7.1 billion.
    BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE: BHP) fell 6.8 percent to $45.00 in pre-market trading.
    Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE: SBGL) fell 6.4 percent to $3.23 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.27 percent on Friday.
    Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) fell 5.9 percent to $66.52 in pre-market trading after declining 1.15 percent on Friday.
    DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ: XRAY) shares fell 4 percent to $48.00 in pre-market trading. DENTSPLY SIRONA reported Q1 adjusted earnings of $0.45 per share on sales of $956.1 million. The company updated its 2018 adjusted earnings guidance to $2.55 to 2.65 per share

Hot Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019

The stock market’s relentless march upward has pushed the prices of many companies higher. As investors bid up good and bad businesses alike, that can make it hard to discern which companies are the best dividend growth stocks for long-term investors.

That’s especially true in the world of dividend stocks, where income-starved investors face great temptation to reach for high-dividend stocks that offer juicy yields.

Fortunately, Simply Safe Dividends identified the 10 best dividend growth stocks that investors can rely on for secure, fast-growing income.

These companies all have very healthy Dividend Safety Scores, which measure a firm’s most important financial metrics to gauge how likely it is to cut its dividend in the future.

Let’s take a look at 10 of the safest dividend growth stocks in the market. These companies generate excellent free cash flow, maintain safe payout ratios, are committed to rewarding shareholders with healthy dividend increases and have bright long-term outlooks.

Hot Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Era Group, Inc.(ERA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Era Group (NYSE:ERA) was upgraded by research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Saturday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ERA (CURRENCY:ERA) traded down 12.1% against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 22:00 PM ET on June 30th. One ERA coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0073 or 0.00000115 BTC on popular exchanges including CoinExchange and Cryptohub. Over the last week, ERA has traded 1.6% lower against the US dollar. ERA has a market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $299.00 worth of ERA was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CODX) fell 11.6 percent to $3.13 in pre-market trading after surging 118.52 percent on Tuesday.
    Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXR) shares fell 6.5 percent to $2.60 in pre-market trading after rising 1.09 percent on Tuesday.
    T2 Biosystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTOO) fell 6 percent to $7.58 in pre-market trading after dropping 9.13 percent on Tuesday.
    Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) fell 4.8 percent to $12.30 in the pre-market trading session.
    DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW) shares fell 4.1 percent to $25.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO) shares fell 2.7 percent to $20.25 in pre-market trading after rising 7.88 percent on Tuesday.
    Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAKT) fell 2.5 percent to $9.81 in pre-market trading. Daktronics is expected to release quarterly earnings today.
    AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE: AU) fell 2.2 percent to $8.28 in pre-market trading

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Era Group (NYSE:ERA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Era Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 47.38255838638 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ERA (CURRENCY:ERA) traded up 1.2% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 20:00 PM Eastern on May 8th. During the last week, ERA has traded 4.3% lower against the U.S. dollar. ERA has a total market cap of $0.00 and $1,610.00 worth of ERA was traded on exchanges in the last day. One ERA coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.0549 or 0.00000600 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including CoinExchange and Cryptohub.

Hot Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Apricus Biosciences, Inc(APRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Apricus Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: APRI) also dropped about 38% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $0.26. Shares closed at $0.42 on Friday and the stock’s 52-week high is $3.34. Volume was more than three times the daily average of around 1.4 million shares. The company is considering its options after the U.S. FDA directed the firm to develop a new formulation for its erectile dysfunction drug, Vitaros.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Apricus Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: APRI) has a PDUFA goal date for completion of the FDAs review of the Vitaros NDA set on February 17. Vitaros is a novel, on-demand topical cream for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) and a new potential entrant into the U.S. ED treatment market. So far Vitaros has been approved in Canada, Mexico and certain countries in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Shares of Apricus were last seen at $2.22, with a 52-week range of $0.86 to $3.49 and a consensus price target of $3.50.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are last week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Ambow Education Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: AMBO) $5.70 77.11%
    Nano Dimension (Nasdaq: NNDM) $2.61 75.11%
    Destination Maternity Corp. (Nasdaq: DEST) $5.79 71.84%
    CLPS Inc. (Nasdaq: CLPS) $9.72 71.15%
    NII Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: NIHD) $3.20 56.33%
    Viveve Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: VIVE) $3.78 51.98%
    Galectin Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: GALT) $9.18 41.82%
    Apricus Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: APRI) $0.36 34.70%
    Polymet Mining Corp. (NYSE: PLM) $1.01 31.13%
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: XENE) $8.20 28.46%

    Many investors struggle with finding stocks with this sort of breakout potential because they don’t know where to look.

  • [By William Romov]

    California-based Apricus Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: APRI) develops treatments in the areas of urology and rheumatology. Its lead product, Vitaros, is a topically applied cream for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED).

Hot Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Landec Corporation(LNDC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Landec (NASDAQ: LNDC) and Seneca Foods Corp Class A (NASDAQ:SENEA) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Landec (LNDC)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019

News coverage about Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Valero Energy earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.1044338865307 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Neogen Corporation(NEOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Neogen (NASDAQ:NEOG) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, one has issued a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $62.33.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    NEO GOLD (CURRENCY:NEOG) traded 15.8% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on June 10th. Over the last seven days, NEO GOLD has traded down 19.5% against the U.S. dollar. One NEO GOLD token can now be purchased for about $0.0011 or 0.00000017 BTC on popular exchanges. NEO GOLD has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $66.00 worth of NEO GOLD was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    NEO GOLD (CURRENCY:NEOG) traded 3.7% lower against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 16:00 PM ET on May 21st. NEO GOLD has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $162.00 worth of NEO GOLD was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One NEO GOLD token can currently be bought for about $0.0019 or 0.00000023 BTC on major exchanges. Over the last seven days, NEO GOLD has traded 10.9% lower against the US dollar.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Neogen (NASDAQ: NEOG) and Oxford Immunotec Global (NASDAQ:OXFD) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its position in shares of Neogen Co. (NASDAQ:NEOG) by 5.8% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 16,534 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 912 shares during the quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA’s holdings in Neogen were worth $1,108,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Trinity Biotech (NASDAQ: TRIB) and Neogen (NASDAQ:NEOG) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: The Blackstone Group L.P.(BX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    With all the shares of Cheniere Holdings in its pocket, Cheniere Energy can begin to reel in Cheniere Partners, of which it holds more than half of publicly traded common units and a 100% interest in the general partner of Cheniere Partners. A subsidiary of Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) owns 40.3% of Cheniere Partners’ common units.

  • [By ]

    The Blackstone Group (BX) : “I think this is a terrific buy.”

    Xilinx (XLNX) : “I think it’s time to start getting back into NVIDIA (NVDA) .”

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Oil prices are at levels we haven’t seen in years. U.S. crude topped $70 for the first since 2014, as U.S. President Donald Trump appeared increasingly likely to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and reinforce sanctions on Tehran. In addition, OPEC has announced plans to bolster prices and cap production. For oil investors, Money MorningGlobal Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says it’s time to buckle up. According to Moors, revoking the Iran deal would cause “price chaos” around the globe. And that’s right as driving season starts in the United States. Here’s more on the coming chaos for oil. In deal news, Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) announced it will purchase Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) for $7.6 billion in cash. Grammercy manages commercial real estate. While this may seem like a boring deal, Blackstone is buying a business that churns out cold hard cash for its investors. We want to keep this deal on your radar, because there are many other deals like this coming down the pipeline. We’re going to be discussing one of the best real estate opportunities available very soon – so keep an eye out for updates.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: AMZN, AAPL, TSN, SBUX
    Shareholders of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) cheered statements made by Warren Buffett over the weekend. The Oracle of Omaha said he messed up by not investing in Amazon and Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL). “I made the wrong decisions on Google and Amazon,” Buffett said on Saturday. “We’ve looked at it. I made the mistake in not being able to come to a conclusion where I really felt that at the present prices that the prospects were far better than the prices indicated.” Buffett says he now has a “very, very, very high opinion” of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The Oracle believes that Bezos has created something that is “close to a miracle.” Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) added another 0.6% Monday, to reach $185.00 per share – a new 52-week high. The uptick came after Warren Buffett announced

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its holdings in shares of Blackstone Group LP (NYSE:BX) by 5.8% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 1,241,027 shares of the asset manager’s stock after buying an additional 68,071 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System’s holdings in Blackstone Group were worth $39,651,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Gramercy Property Trust stock soared 15.5% in the wake of the real estate investment trust (REIT) getting a buyout bid from a would-be acquirer. A fund run by institutional investment giant Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) announced that it would pay $27.50 per share in cash for Gramercy, putting the total value of the company at $7.6 billion. Coming on the heels of another deal in the sector, those following REITs are pleased to see buying interest even in the face of rising interest rates, which would ordinarily depress valuations. If all goes well, Blackstone hopes to close on the Gramercy deal sometime during the second half of the year.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets have been under pressure once again by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Inflation levels are going through the roof… but the people in charge of managing it have been lying to Americans for years. Now, it’s time to get even.Money MorningLiquidity Specialist Lee Adler has the perfect way to make a lot of money when no one is looking.Read it here.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Monday
    Markets are cheering news that the supposed trade war between the United States and China is “on hold,” according to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Mnuchin and U.S. President Donald Trump’s top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, announced that both nations have reached an agreement, one that established a framework to help address ongoing trade imbalances between the two countries. The prices of crude oil is in focus after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro won reelection over the weekend. The election featured a very low turnout and a very large outcry that the vote was rigged. Maduro has a 75% disapproval rating and has been the face of the OPEC member’s widespread mismanagement and economic collapse. Prior to the election, a member of the Trump administration said that the United States would not recognize the authenticity of the election. The United States is considering additional sanctions on Venezuela. Today is a major day for mergers and acquisition activity. Today, Blackstone Group LP(NYSE: BX) announced plans to purchase U.S. hotel operator LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) for a whopping $3.7 billion. The deal comes at a time that the travel industry is experiencing one of the best periods in a decade. If you’re looking for a way to make money ahead of Memorial Day weekend, we show you how here.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: GOOGL, GE, MBFI, FITB
    Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) is under pressure this morning after a harsh piece aired last night on “60 Minutes.” The segment discussed the organization’s power and influence. It also featured inter

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Woori Bank(WF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Wells Fargo (WF)

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Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Special Opportunities Fund Inc.(SPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Spartan Energy (TSE:SPE) insider Albert Jason Stark sold 21,706 shares of Spartan Energy stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$6.48, for a total transaction of C$140,654.88.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: VOC Energy Trust(VOC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Deutsche Bank AG reduced its position in VOC Energy Trust (NYSE:VOC) by 64.5% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 19,000 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after selling 34,500 shares during the period. Deutsche Bank AG’s holdings in VOC Energy Trust were worth $112,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: ADTRAN Inc.(ADTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Let’s talk the top news in the marijuana industry today… including four stocks that could surge up to 1,000% during this election year.Here’s what you need to know…

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) is leading a busy day of earnings reports on Tuesday. Shares are off 0.4% after the firm despite reporting a 40% year-over-year jump in profits and stronger-than-expected revenue. The firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $5.98 on top of $9.40 billion in revenue. The Wall Street giant was expected to report EPS of $4.67 on top of $8.71 billion in revenue. The investment bank’s first six months of 2018 were its strongest in nine years. The stock slipped after the company announced that president David Solomon will be replacing CEO Lloyd Blankfein when he steps down from his role. Blankfein has been CEO for 12 years. It’s fair to say thatAmazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) went to the dogs on Monday. The company has extended its Prime Day promotion through 3 a.m. on Wednesday. The announcement came after the firm suffered significant outages during the start of the event on Monday afternoon. Rather than get access to deals, many customers were met with pictures of dogs, the firm’s standard error page. Finally, pay close attention to events on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. The U.S. House Judiciary Committee will question leaders of Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL), Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR), and Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) about how they store and filter user content. Last year, the Senate and House of Representatives slammed the companies for their roles in and responses to Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: CSX, NFLX, KKR
    CSX Corp.(Nasdaq: CSX) will help lead today’s earnings calendar. Wall Street expects that the company will report EPS of $0.86 on top of $2.98 billion in revenue. Shares of Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) slipped after the firm’s user-growth estimates and quart

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the eleven ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $19.38.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ADTRAN (NASDAQ: ADTN) and One Horizon Group (NASDAQ:OHGI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Cogentix Medical, Inc.(CGNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Vision Sciences (NASDAQ:CGNT) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vision Sciences earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the medical device company an impact score of 43.7920504117832 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.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Unifirst Corporation(UNF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    UniFirst Corp (NYSE:UNF)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low on Thursday . The company traded as low as $179.10 and last traded at $177.85, with a volume of 768 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $178.90.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Barrington Research reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) in a research note released on Friday. Barrington Research also issued estimates for UniFirst’s Q4 2018 earnings at $1.62 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $6.44 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $7.31 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on UniFirst (UNF)

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 27, 2018 9:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.(ZBH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc (NYSE:ZBH) has been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the thirty research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have given a hold recommendation, seventeen have assigned a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $135.86.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA trimmed its holdings in shares of Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) by 8.5% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 15,053,800 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after selling 1,404,161 shares during the quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA owned 0.07% of Zimmer Biomet worth $1,641,467,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc (NYSE:ZBH) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, June 14th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Friday, June 29th will be given a dividend of 0.24 per share by the medical equipment provider on Tuesday, July 31st. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.85%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 28th.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    IBM Retirement Fund trimmed its stake in shares of Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) by 12.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 4,444 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after selling 620 shares during the period. IBM Retirement Fund’s holdings in Zimmer Biomet were worth $485,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Zimmer Biomet (ZBH)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sanford C. Bernstein assumed coverage on shares of Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH). Sanford C. Bernstein issued an underperform rating on the stock.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: TiVo Inc.(TIVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Peregrine Capital Management LLC trimmed its position in shares of TiVo Corp (NASDAQ:TIVO) by 18.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 516,515 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 118,200 shares during the period. Peregrine Capital Management LLC owned 0.42% of TiVo worth $6,947,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO) and Digital Turbine (NASDAQ:APPS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion.
    Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.65 billion.
    Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $556.81 million.
    Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $383.37 million.
    Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $880.89 million.
    Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $396.25 million.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $73.23 million.
    Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $980.50 million.
    Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $220.14 million.
    Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $210.01 million.
    TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $198.62 million.
    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE: RBA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $153.87 million.
    Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $247.16 million.
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    Engaged Capital maintained large positions in Rent-A-Center (RCII) , TiVo (TIVO) , Hain Celestial (HAIN) , SunOpta and Jamba Inc. (JMBA) , all companies that have either previously been targeted by Welling or currently are in his cross-hairs.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC reduced its holdings in TiVo Co. (NASDAQ:TIVO) by 3.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,273,009 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 70,433 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC’s holdings in TiVo were worth $30,798,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Insurance Stocks To Watch For 2019

After his grandfather died more than a decade ago, Lamarr Couser and his family were caught by surprise when the funeral director asked whether the World War II veteran was covered by a life insurance policy from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

SEE ALSO: 10 Best Financial Benefits for Military Families

Couser, who is himself a U.S. Navy veteran and former National Guardsman, wasnt aware of the VA life insurance, a $10,000 policy for disabled veterans who might otherwise be denied private coverage, nor had he yet applied for it. His grandfather didnt have it, either. I was shocked, he says. It must be one of the best-kept secrets there is.

Indeed. The insurance is just one of several substantial benefits for many veterans and their familiesfrom insurance to caregivingthat you may never have heard of. Consider Aid and Attendance, a tax-free benefit that helps cover an eligible veterans costs for caregivers, nursing homes or assisted livingin some cases, to the tune of nearly $2,000 a month.

Top 10 Insurance Stocks To Watch For 2019: Topdanmark A/S (TOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TopCoin (CURRENCY:TOP) traded down 15.4% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 7:00 AM E.T. on June 21st. During the last seven days, TopCoin has traded up 4% against the dollar. TopCoin has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $123.00 worth of TopCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. One TopCoin coin can currently be bought for about $0.0010 or 0.00000015 BTC on popular exchanges.

Top 10 Insurance Stocks To Watch For 2019: Prudential Financial Inc.(PRU)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    State of Tennessee Treasury Department lessened its position in Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU) by 29.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 312,450 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 132,238 shares during the period. State of Tennessee Treasury Department owned approximately 0.07% of Prudential Financial worth $32,354,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. increased its holdings in Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU) by 0.1% during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 2,197,076 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 2,780 shares during the period. Prudential Financial accounts for approximately 1.5% of NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V.’s portfolio, making the stock its 10th largest position. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V.’s holdings in Prudential Financial were worth $205,450,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Symphony Asset Management LLC lowered its position in Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU) by 18.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 16,149 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 3,765 shares during the period. Symphony Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Prudential Financial were worth $1,672,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Insurance Stocks To Watch For 2019: W.R. Berkley Corporation(WRB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eleven brokerages that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $69.33.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine cut shares of W. R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Monday morning.

    WRB has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Bank of America cut shares of W. R. Berkley from a neutral rating to an underperform rating and set a $74.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Thursday, June 14th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of W. R. Berkley from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. Boenning Scattergood restated a hold rating on shares of W. R. Berkley in a report on Wednesday, April 25th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on shares of W. R. Berkley in a report on Monday. They set a sell rating and a $74.00 target price on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and eight have issued a hold rating to the stock. W. R. Berkley currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $70.78.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    W. R. Berkley (NYSE: WRB) and State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

Top 10 Insurance Stocks To Watch For 2019: American International Group Inc.(AIG)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Lee Jackson]

    American International Group Inc. (NYSE: AIG) was only a DJIA member for four years when it was removed on September 22, 2008. In an ironical twist, AIG was replaced with Kraft Foods, which only lasted about four years on the index. AIG was removed during the credit and mortgage crisis and was ejected after the government propped up the insurer with stimulus funds. The shares closed most recently at $55.43.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Suntrust Banks Inc. boosted its position in shares of American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG) by 12.4% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 36,736 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,048 shares during the period. Suntrust Banks Inc.’s holdings in American International Group were worth $1,998,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    AIG’s loss for European business worsens in 2017 (businessinsurance.com) $1.26 EPS Expected for American International Group (AIG) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) UBS: Buy AIG After Earnings Estimates ‘Bottom Out’ (finance.yahoo.com) American International Group (AIG) Stock Rating Upgraded by UBS (americanbankingnews.com) American International Group (AIG) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)

    American International Group traded up $0.36, hitting $55.15, during mid-day trading on Friday, MarketBeat.com reports. The stock had a trading volume of 9,821,608 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,828,715. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of 0.27 and a quick ratio of 0.27. American International Group has a 1-year low of $49.57 and a 1-year high of $67.30. The firm has a market cap of $49.51 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.98, a PEG ratio of 1.01 and a beta of 1.24.

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Top 10 Insurance Stocks To Watch For 2019: Principal Financial Group Inc(PFG)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shore Capital reissued their hold rating on shares of Provident Financial (LON:PFG) in a report issued on Thursday.

    PFG has been the subject of several other reports. Liberum Capital reissued a sell rating and set a GBX 483 ($6.48) price objective on shares of Provident Financial in a research note on Monday, February 26th. Peel Hunt reissued a hold rating and set a GBX 870 ($11.67) price objective on shares of Provident Financial in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their price objective on Provident Financial from GBX 1,100 ($14.76) to GBX 750 ($10.06) and set a neutral rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, May 10th. Barclays reissued an underweight rating and set a GBX 584 ($7.84) price objective on shares of Provident Financial in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, Societe Generale lowered Provident Financial to a hold rating and set a GBX 1,050 ($14.09) price objective for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Provident Financial presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 1,190.14 ($15.97).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the fifteen research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eleven have given a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,244.33 ($16.57).

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    Principal Financial Group (PFG) Approves New $300M Buyback (streetinsider.com) Principal Financial Group (PFG) Announces Share Repurchase Plan (americanbankingnews.com) Is Principal Large Cap Growth I Institutional (PLGIX) a Strong Mutual Fund Pick Right Now? (finance.yahoo.com) Principal Financial Group is Oversold (nasdaq.com) Principal Names New Chief Human Resources Officer (finance.yahoo.com)

    Several equities analysts have recently commented on PFG shares. Morgan Stanley decreased their target price on Principal Financial Group from $79.00 to $77.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Wells Fargo reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and issued a $76.00 target price on shares of Principal Financial Group in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Credit Suisse Group started coverage on Principal Financial Group in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $62.00 target price on the stock. Bank of America started coverage on Principal Financial Group in a research report on Monday, March 26th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $65.00 target price on the stock. Finally, UBS started coverage on Principal Financial Group in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $69.00 target price on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Principal Financial Group currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $71.18.

Top 10 Insurance Stocks To Watch For 2019: Aon Corporation(AON)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    CorVel (NASDAQ: CRVL) and AON (NYSE:AON) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BB&T Securities LLC raised its holdings in Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) by 6.2% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 23,068 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,352 shares during the period. BB&T Securities LLC’s holdings in AON were worth $3,237,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    AON (NYSE: AON) and CorVel (NASDAQ:CRVL) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    US Bancorp DE raised its stake in shares of Aon (NYSE:AON) by 3.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 40,448 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,178 shares during the quarter. US Bancorp DE’s holdings in AON were worth $5,676,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    AON (NYSE:AON) had its price target hoisted by Citigroup from $160.00 to $165.00 in a report issued on Tuesday morning. They currently have a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

American Century Companies Inc. Sells 43,400 Shares of Ardmore Shipping (ASC)

American Century Companies Inc. lessened its holdings in shares of Ardmore Shipping (NYSE:ASC) by 3.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,257,897 shares of the shipping company’s stock after selling 43,400 shares during the quarter. American Century Companies Inc. owned 3.75% of Ardmore Shipping worth $9,560,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in ASC. Boston Partners increased its stake in Ardmore Shipping by 59.7% during the 4th quarter. Boston Partners now owns 1,669,220 shares of the shipping company’s stock valued at $13,354,000 after purchasing an additional 623,752 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its stake in Ardmore Shipping by 81.4% during the 4th quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 946,541 shares of the shipping company’s stock valued at $7,571,000 after purchasing an additional 424,688 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Ardmore Shipping by 46.7% during the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 706,866 shares of the shipping company’s stock valued at $5,832,000 after purchasing an additional 224,920 shares in the last quarter. Royce & Associates LP grew its stake in shares of Ardmore Shipping by 8.4% in the 4th quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 2,108,775 shares of the shipping company’s stock worth $16,870,000 after acquiring an additional 163,250 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Donald Smith & CO. Inc. grew its stake in shares of Ardmore Shipping by 5.2% in the 1st quarter. Donald Smith & CO. Inc. now owns 3,223,640 shares of the shipping company’s stock worth $24,500,000 after acquiring an additional 160,378 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.45% of the company’s stock.

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Ardmore Shipping opened at $7.95 on Monday, according to MarketBeat. Ardmore Shipping has a 1 year low of $6.40 and a 1 year high of $9.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 1.31 and a quick ratio of 1.13. The firm has a market capitalization of $266.93 million, a PE ratio of -21.49 and a beta of 0.94.

Ardmore Shipping (NYSE:ASC) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, May 2nd. The shipping company reported ($0.16) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.15) by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $50.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $31.03 million. Ardmore Shipping had a negative return on equity of 3.98% and a negative net margin of 7.88%. The business’s revenue was up 1.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned ($0.06) EPS. analysts forecast that Ardmore Shipping will post -0.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on ASC. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Ardmore Shipping from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 7th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Ardmore Shipping from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 19th. JPMorgan Chase upped their target price on shares of Ardmore Shipping from $11.00 to $12.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, March 23rd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $9.00 target price on shares of Ardmore Shipping and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. Ardmore Shipping has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $10.42.

Ardmore Shipping Profile

Ardmore Shipping Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the seaborne transportation of petroleum products and chemicals worldwide. The company operates a fleet of 28 double-hulled product and chemical tankers. It serves oil majors, oil companies, oil and chemical traders, and chemical companies.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ardmore Shipping (NYSE:ASC)