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The U.K.’s main stock index pulled back Monday, joining in a global selloff that was blamed on worries about Turkey’s precarious financial condition.

Travel-related shares with exposure to Turkey were among the big decliners.

How markets are performing

The FTSE 100
UKX, -0.48%
fell 0.6% to 7,624.33, after tumbling 1% on Friday as concerns over Turkey escalated.

Top Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: TherapeuticsMD, Inc.(TXMD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    TherapeuticsMD Inc (NASDAQ:TXMD) – Investment analysts at Oppenheimer increased their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for shares of TherapeuticsMD in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, June 5th. Oppenheimer analyst J. Olson now anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of ($0.08) for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of ($0.09). Oppenheimer currently has a “Buy” rating and a $12.00 price target on the stock. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for TherapeuticsMD’s Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.03) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($0.32) EPS, FY2019 earnings at ($0.10) EPS, FY2020 earnings at $0.22 EPS, FY2021 earnings at $0.44 EPS and FY2022 earnings at $0.70 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. initiated coverage on shares of TherapeuticsMD (NASDAQ:TXMD) in a report issued on Friday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The brokerage issued an overweight rating and a $11.00 price target on the stock.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (NASDAQ:TXMD) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 21, 2019 4:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

Top Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: ABAXIS Inc.(ABAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Abaxis (NASDAQ: ABAX) and Image Sensing Systems (NASDAQ:ISNS) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares jumped 26.5 percent to $6.9042. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares climbed 17.4 percent to $3.11. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Flanigan's Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BDL) shares jumped 17 percent to $27.97 following Q2 results. Flanigan's Enterprises posted Q2 earnings of $0.75 per share on sales of $29.456 million.
    Borqs Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRQS) rose 15.8 percent to $8.05 after reporting Q1 results.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) jumped 15.3 percent to $82.75. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 15.1 percent to $6.33.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) rose 13.8 percent to $6.27.
    Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) gained 12.8 percent to $5.98. H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage on Enphase Energy with a Buy rating.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares surged 12.1 percent to $21.68 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    NF Energy Saving Corporation (NASDAQ: NFEC) climbed 11.6 percent to $2.399.
    Allied Healthcare Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: AHPI) surged 11.4 percent to $3.0643.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) gained 11.1 percent to $24.40 after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) rose 10.9 percent to $3.16.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) gained 10.1 percent to $11.71 after reporting Q1 results.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) climbed 7.9 percent to $2.61 following Q2 results.
    The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: STKS) gained 7.6 percent to $2.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX) rose 7.3 percent to $0.8798 after the company was granted a patent approval. The clinical-st
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) shares were also up, gaining 16 percent to $83.08. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.

Top Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: 3M Company(MMM)

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    If you’re in the market for some high-yield stocks that you can hold forever, then you may want to consider Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO), and 3M (NYSE:MMM).  Read on to find out why three Motley Fool investors view these companies as fantastic dividend stocks to own over the long haul.

  • [By John Rotonti]

    On the other hand, the right investments in R&D efforts to develop new products and services can help companies differentiate themselves from competitors and build sustainable moats. Xylem (NYSE:XYL), a leading pure-play water technology provider, has increased its R&D investments as a percentage of sales to accelerate the pace of innovation across its product portfolio. 3M (NYSE:MMM), with its diversified product portfolio and strong focus on innovation, is another example.

Top Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Trs ETF (ZROZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    My preferred fund here is Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF (NYSE: EDV), which owns a basket of long-term, zero-coupon bonds. It’s better-known, larger, and, most important, cheaper than its competitor PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index Exchange-Traded Fund (NYSE: ZROZ). Both are poised to rally if deflation hits and the stock market falls. But EDV is cheaper, at only 0.07% expense ratio, compared with ZROZ’s 0.15%, and so it’s the one that makes the cut.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now

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Recently, a survey from a major life insurance company examined what people know and don’t know about their Social Security benefits. One of the most confusing questions for many of those who responded to the survey involved the effect that full retirement age has on what you get from Social Security. The fact that full retirement age doesn’t mean the same thing for Social Security as it does in the minds of most retirees and near-retirees contributes a great deal to the confusion surrounding the provisions.

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Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ABAXIS Inc.(ABAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) shares were also up, gaining 16 percent to $82.95. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares jumped 26.5 percent to $6.9042. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares climbed 17.4 percent to $3.11. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Flanigan's Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BDL) shares jumped 17 percent to $27.97 following Q2 results. Flanigan's Enterprises posted Q2 earnings of $0.75 per share on sales of $29.456 million.
    Borqs Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRQS) rose 15.8 percent to $8.05 after reporting Q1 results.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) jumped 15.3 percent to $82.75. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 15.1 percent to $6.33.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) rose 13.8 percent to $6.27.
    Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) gained 12.8 percent to $5.98. H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage on Enphase Energy with a Buy rating.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares surged 12.1 percent to $21.68 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    NF Energy Saving Corporation (NASDAQ: NFEC) climbed 11.6 percent to $2.399.
    Allied Healthcare Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: AHPI) surged 11.4 percent to $3.0643.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) gained 11.1 percent to $24.40 after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) rose 10.9 percent to $3.16.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) gained 10.1 percent to $11.71 after reporting Q1 results.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) climbed 7.9 percent to $2.61 following Q2 results.
    The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: STKS) gained 7.6 percent to $2.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX) rose 7.3 percent to $0.8798 after the company was granted a patent approval. The clinical-st
  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Abaxis (NASDAQ: ABAX) and Image Sensing Systems (NASDAQ:ISNS) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) rose 15.6 percent to $25.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) rose 15.3 percent to $82.75 in pre-market trading. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) rose 12.6 percent to $8.95 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Micro Focus International plc (NYSE: MFGP) shares rose 8.8 percent to $18.59 in the pre-market trading session after the company issued strong revenue forecast for the first fiscal half of 2018.
    HC2 Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCHC) rose 5.6 percent to $6.60 in pre-market trading.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares rose 5.3 percent to $2.79 in pre-market trading. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IMMY) rose 5.2 percent to $2.52 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) rose 4.1 percent to $10.35 in pre-market trading after climbing 75.31 percent on Tuesday.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 3.8 percent to $6.90 in pre-market trading. The stock rose over 10 percent Tuesday after reporting its Phase 1 clinical update on XEN901 demonstrated a favorable PK profile.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) rose 3.5 percent to $11.01 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE: TEVA) shares rose 3.4 percent to $20.98 in pre-market trading after Buffett's Berkshire more than doubled its stake in Teva.
    China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: CIFS) shares rose 3.7 percent to $31.30 in pre-market trading after the company reported results for its fourth quarter.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares rose 3.4 percent to $20.00 in pre-market t
  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Abaxis (NASDAQ:ABAX) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eleven research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have given a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $58.33.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Virtus Investment Partners Inc.(VRTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ:VRTS) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Tuesday morning.

    A number of other research firms also recently commented on VRTS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $147.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Sandler O’Neill restated a hold rating and set a $142.00 price objective on shares of Virtus Investment Partners in a report on Thursday, March 15th. TheStreet downgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a b rating to a c+ rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $136.00 to $135.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. Finally, Barclays lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $140.00 to $130.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Monday, April 23rd. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Virtus Investment Partners presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $138.13.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Virtus Investment Partners Inc  (NASDAQ:VRTS)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 01, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. grew its holdings in Virtus Investment Partners Inc (NASDAQ:VRTS) by 12.9% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,490 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,082 shares during the period. BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. owned about 0.13% of Virtus Investment Partners worth $1,175,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CRA InternationalInc.(CRAI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Systematic Financial Management LP purchased a new position in CRA International, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 21,615 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,130,000. Systematic Financial Management LP owned about 0.27% of CRA International at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CRA International (NASDAQ:CRAI) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Charles River Associates has a diversified business with service offerings across areas of functional expertise, client base and geographical regions. The company’s strong global network provides the opportunity to work with the world's leading professionals on multiple issues. An excellent professional team has helped the company to maintain solid reputation for high-quality consulting services focused on economic, financial and management consulting areas. On the flip side, seasonality continues to weigh on Charles River Associates’ top line. Operation in a highly competitive and fragmented economic and management consulting services industry remains a concern. The nature of business makes Charles River Associates’ vulnerable to foreign exchange risk. The company’s shares have underperformed its industry in the past year.”

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Arch Coal, Inc. (ARCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ARCH) are slumping today, down nearly 15% as of 1:04 p.m. EDT, after the company reported lackluster first-quarter results and a muted outlook for 2018.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Arch Coal (NYSE: ARCH) and Contura Energy (OTCMKTS:CNTE) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, profitability and dividends.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Arrow Electronics, Inc.(ARW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PNC Financial Services Group Inc. increased its holdings in Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) by 29.7% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 19,225 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 4,405 shares during the quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc.’s holdings in Arrow Electronics were worth $1,480,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Arrow Global Group PLC (LON:ARW)’s share price reached a new 52-week low during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as GBX 222.50 ($2.90) and last traded at GBX 227.50 ($2.96), with a volume of 220924 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at GBX 226.50 ($2.95).

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This award-winning company looks poised to come in strong for the quarter. Arrow Electronics Inc. (NYSE: ARW) is a worldwide provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Arrow Electronics (NYSE:ARW) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 7, 2019 1:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

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Top Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Bacanora Minerals Ltd. (BCRMF)

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    The following 6 companies are on the bench for the index:

    Advantage Lithium (OTCQX:AVLIF) Argosy Minerals (OTCPK:ARYMF) Bacanora Minerals (OTC:BCRMF) Critical Elements (OTCQX:CRECF) NEO Lithium (OTCQX:NTTHF) Wealth Minerals (OTCQX:WMLLF)

    “Bench” is a sports analogy meaning that one or more of them could be added in the future if one of the above companies becomes a producer, is acquired, or the market capitalization (“cap”) of one or more of the index holdings falls significantly below that of one or more companies on the bench.

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    Other juniors include: Advantage Lithium (OTCQB:AVLIF) [TSXV:AAL], AIS Resources [TSXV:AIS] (OTCQB:AISSF), American Lithium Corp. [TSX-V: LI] (OTCQB:LIACF), Argentina Lithium and Energy Corp. [TSXV:LIT] (OTCQB:PNXLF), Argosy Minerals [ASX:AGY] (OTC:ARYMF), AVZ Minerals [ASX:AVZ] (OTC:AZZVF), Bacanora Minerals [TSXV:BCN] [AIM:BCN] [GR:1BQ] (OTC:BCRMF), Birimian Ltd [ASX:BGS] (OTC:EEYMF), Critical Elements [TSXV:CRE] [GR:F12] (OTCQX:CRECF), Dajin Resources [TSXV:DJI] (OTCPK:DJIFF), Enigri (private), Eramet (EN Paris:ERA) (OTCPK:ERMAY), European Metals Holdings [ASX:EMH] [AIM:EMH] [GR:E861] (OTC:ERPNF), Far Resources [CSE:FAT] (OTCPK:FRRSF), Force Commodities [ASX:4CE], Kidman Resources [ASX:KDR] [GR:6KR], Latin Resources Ltd [ASX: LRS] (OTC:LAXXF), Lithium Australia [ASX:LIT] (OTC:LMMFF), Lithium Power International [ASX:LPI] (OTC:LTHHF), LSC Lithium [TSXV:LSC] (OTC:LSSCF), MetalsTech [ASX:MTC], MGX Minerals [CSE:XMG] (OTC:MGXMF), Millennial Lithium Corp. [TSXV:ML] (OTCQB:MLNLF), Neo Lithium [TSXV:NLC] (OTC:NTTHF), NRG Metals Inc. [TSXV:NGZ] (OTCQB:NRGMF), Nemaska Lithium [TSX:NMX] [GR:NOT] (OTCQX:NMKEF), North American Lithium (private), Piedmont Lithium [ASX:PLL] (OTC:PLLLY), Prospect Resources [ASX:PSC], Sayona Mining [ASX:SYA] (OTCPK:DMNXF), Savannah Resources [LSE:SAV], Standard Lithium [TSXV:SLL] (OTC:STLHF), and Wealth Minerals [TSXV:WML] (OTCQB:WMLLF).

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MetLife, Inc.(MET)

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    The Evercore analysts also said that Metlife Inc. (MET) and CNO Financial Group Inc. (CNO) have “sizable exposure” to long-term care from a reserve standpoint, “but our analysis indicates that their blocks have below average risk and/or more robust reserves versus peers, implying a lower risk of charges over the next few years.”

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Macquarie Group Ltd. cut its stake in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) by 2.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 214,195 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 5,300 shares during the quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd.’s holdings in Metlife were worth $9,339,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of MET. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its stake in shares of Metlife by 4,191.8% in the fourth quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 12,828,417 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $312,000 after purchasing an additional 12,529,511 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC boosted its stake in shares of Metlife by 12.3% in the third quarter. FMR LLC now owns 52,498,328 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,452,721,000 after acquiring an additional 5,760,379 shares during the last quarter. MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd boosted its stake in shares of Metlife by 2,954.4% in the fourth quarter. MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd now owns 2,311,734 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $94,919,000 after acquiring an additional 2,236,048 shares during the last quarter. Rehmann Capital Advisory Group boosted its stake in Metlife by 4,778.5% during the third quarter. Rehmann Capital Advisory Group now owns 1,324,512 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $28,350,000 after buying an additional 1,297,362 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board boosted its stake in Metlife by 833.5% during the fourth quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 1,235,142 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $50,711,000 after buying an additional 1,102,832 shares during the last quarter. 77.03% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Metronome (CURRENCY:MET) traded up 2% against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 7:00 AM ET on September 29th. Metronome has a total market cap of $12.11 million and $20,122.00 worth of Metronome was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Metronome token can now be purchased for $1.43 or 0.00021804 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including IDEX, DDEX, Gate.io and Upbit. During the last seven days, Metronome has traded 7.2% lower against the dollar.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA) rose 18.2 percent to $13.71 in pre-market trading. Cara Therapeutics and Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma entered into ex-U.S. licensing agreement to commercialize KORSUVA™ injection in dialysis patients with pruritus.
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares rose 10.6 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after surging 12.43 percent on Tuesday.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) rose 10.5 percent to $2.37 in pre-market trading after dropping 10.04 percent on Tuesday.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.3 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading after falling 16.03 percent on Tuesday.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) rose 7.8 percent to $110.25 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares rose 7.1 percent to $2.13 in pre-market trading. after climbing 12.43 percent on Tuesday.
    Clementia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CMTA) rose 5.9 percent to $20.01 in pre-market trading after reporting positive Phase 2 Part B data showing treatment with palovarotene significantly reduces new bone growth in patients with FOP.
    Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA) rose 3.5 percent to $18.44 in pre-market trading.
    Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) shares rose 3.5 percent to $2.95 in pre-market trading.
    MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) rose 3.2 percent to $50.00 in pre-market trading after reporting a $1.5 billion buyback plan.
    Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) rose 3.2 percent to $88.51 in pre-market trading. Lowe's reported downbeat results for its first quarter on Wednesday.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc. grew its position in MetLife (NYSE:MET) by 1.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 191,498 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 2,568 shares during the quarter. MetLife accounts for 1.9% of Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 20th largest holding. Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc.’s holdings in MetLife were worth $8,788,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Newcastle Investment Corporation(NCT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PolySwarm (CURRENCY:NCT) traded 5.6% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on July 4th. One PolySwarm token can now be purchased for $0.0039 or 0.00000059 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC, IDEX and DDEX. During the last seven days, PolySwarm has traded 8.4% higher against the U.S. dollar. PolySwarm has a total market cap of $5.94 million and $28,632.00 worth of PolySwarm was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PolySwarm (CURRENCY:NCT) traded 0.8% higher against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 10:00 AM E.T. on September 16th. PolySwarm has a market capitalization of $5.74 million and $6,140.00 worth of PolySwarm was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last week, PolySwarm has traded 4.2% higher against the US dollar. One PolySwarm token can currently be purchased for $0.0037 or 0.00000057 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC, IDEX, DDEX and TOPBTC.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    PolySwarm (CURRENCY:NCT) traded 8.5% lower against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 13:00 PM ET on August 28th. PolySwarm has a market capitalization of $5.86 million and $7,097.00 worth of PolySwarm was traded on exchanges in the last day. One PolySwarm token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0038 or 0.00000054 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including DDEX, TOPBTC, IDEX and HitBTC. In the last week, PolySwarm has traded 9.3% lower against the dollar.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ABAXIS Inc.(ABAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Abaxis Inc (NASDAQ:ABAX) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have issued a hold recommendation, two have given a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $67.00.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares climbed 31.68 percent to close at $7.19 on Wednesday. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares gained 24.15 percent to close at $3.29. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) shares surged 24 percent to close at $6.82.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 20.25 percent to close at $4.87.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) shares surged 18.42 percent to close at $22.50
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) rose 16.15 percent to close at $83.34. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    Pain Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTIE) shares jumped 16.07 percent to close at $10.62.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) rose 16.04 percent to close at $14.11.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) gained 14.88 percent to close at $6.33.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) rose 13.96 percent to close at $5.55.
    Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) jumped 13.88 percent to close at $67.27 on Wednesday.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) jumped 12.59 percent to close at $11.98 after reporting Q1 results.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) rose 12.01 percent to close at $5.13.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) gained 11.93 percent to close at $3.19.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) climbed 11.66 percent to close at $24.52 on Wednesday after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M) rose 10.83 percent to close at $33.17 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter and lifted guidance.
    ChemoCentryx, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCXI) gained 9.36 percent to close at $12.50. Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on ChemoCentryx with a Buy rating.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX)
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Abaxis (NASDAQ:ABAX)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $83.24 and last traded at $83.09, with a volume of 174316 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $82.35.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Brokerages Expect Abaxis (ABAX) Will Post Earnings of $0.32 Per Share” was posted by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this news story on another domain, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of U.S. & international copyright and trademark legislation. The original version of this news story can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3373644/brokerages-expect-abaxis-abax-will-post-earnings-of-0-32-per-share.html.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019

The tide may be turning even sooner than I'd hoped…
 
It looks like investors have pushed growth stocks to historically high valuations relative to value stocks. Analysts at JPMorgan Chase say the spread between forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratios has "become stretched."
 
At an extreme value of around seven, the spread isn't as high as early 2000 when it exceeded 10. But it's outside the normal range, at levels we haven't seen in more than a decade.
 
That's a huge change in the stock market. And it could mean a "Golden Age of Value Investing" is starting… with value stocks outperforming growth stocks for years to come.
 
It could also mean the current mania is on its last legs.
 
Yesterday, I began sharing our list of the common traits of speculative manias and how they're playing out right now. Today, let's continue with a look at two more of these traits…

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: ABAXIS Inc.(ABAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) shares were also up, gaining 16 percent to $82.95. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Abaxis (NASDAQ:ABAX) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eleven research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have given a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $58.33.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares jumped 26.5 percent to $6.9042. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares climbed 17.4 percent to $3.11. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Flanigan's Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BDL) shares jumped 17 percent to $27.97 following Q2 results. Flanigan's Enterprises posted Q2 earnings of $0.75 per share on sales of $29.456 million.
    Borqs Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRQS) rose 15.8 percent to $8.05 after reporting Q1 results.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) jumped 15.3 percent to $82.75. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 15.1 percent to $6.33.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) rose 13.8 percent to $6.27.
    Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) gained 12.8 percent to $5.98. H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage on Enphase Energy with a Buy rating.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares surged 12.1 percent to $21.68 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    NF Energy Saving Corporation (NASDAQ: NFEC) climbed 11.6 percent to $2.399.
    Allied Healthcare Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: AHPI) surged 11.4 percent to $3.0643.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) gained 11.1 percent to $24.40 after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) rose 10.9 percent to $3.16.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) gained 10.1 percent to $11.71 after reporting Q1 results.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) climbed 7.9 percent to $2.61 following Q2 results.
    The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: STKS) gained 7.6 percent to $2.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX) rose 7.3 percent to $0.8798 after the company was granted a patent approval. The clinical-st
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) for $83 per share in cash.
    Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE: BOOT) reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    CELYAD SA/ADR (NASDAQ: CYAD) reported launch of 1.8 million share offering.
    Verastem Inc (NASDAQ: VSTM) shares dropped 12 percent in pre-market trading after announcing a $35 million common stock offering.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Abaxis (NASDAQ:ABAX) saw some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock traders bought 1,103 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,905% compared to the typical daily volume of 55 call options.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sphere 3D Corp.(ANY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sphere 3D (NASDAQ:ANY) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Monday . Approximately 2,577,171 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 254% from the previous session’s volume of 727,835 shares.The stock last traded at $0.49 and had previously closed at $0.38.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sphere 3D (NASDAQ:ANY) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) fell by more than 48% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $0.57 after closing at $1.10 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $7.25. Volume of about 5.3 million was more than 10 times the daily average. Another secondary stock offering. This time 3.3 million shares plus warrants at $0.70.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    MINDBODY (NASDAQ: MB) and Sphere 3D (NASDAQ:ANY) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Watsco, Inc.(WSO.B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Watsco Inc Class B (NYSE:WSO.B) declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, July 2nd, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, July 17th will be given a dividend of 1.45 per share by the construction company on Tuesday, July 31st. This represents a $5.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.28%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, July 16th.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Superior Industries International Inc.(SUP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Brokerages Anticipate Superior Industries International, Inc. (SUP) to Post $0.18 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Superior and Mimico create NZ partnership (khl.com) Superior Industries Rides On Volumes & UNIWHEELS Buyout (zacks.com) Superior Industries International (SUP) Upgraded to Buy by Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com) B. Riley Research Analysts Raise Earnings Estimates for Superior Industries International, Inc. (SUP) (americanbankingnews.com)

    Superior Industries International stock opened at $17.25 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.43, a quick ratio of 1.27 and a current ratio of 2.15. Superior Industries International has a 12 month low of $16.90 and a 12 month high of $17.30. The firm has a market cap of $425.10 million, a PE ratio of 15.68 and a beta of 1.16.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Superior Coin (CURRENCY:SUP) traded up 28.5% against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 0:00 AM E.T. on June 14th. During the last seven days, Superior Coin has traded up 26.1% against the US dollar. Superior Coin has a market cap of $0.00 and $1,434.00 worth of Superior Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Superior Coin coin can now be purchased for $0.0010 or 0.00000015 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including BTC-Alpha and SouthXchange.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares jumped 31.6 percent to $12.18 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.
    ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 26.5 percent to $14.55 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares gained 25 percent to $4.0234 following Q1 beat.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) jumped 23.5 percent to $55.12 following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
    Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) gained 23.3 percent to $59.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 22.5 percent to $47.51 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares surged 21.7 percent to $3.36. Amazon.com's partnership with Sears started in 2017 with an agreement to sell Kenmore-branded appliances online. On Wednesday, the companies announced an extension of their relationship to now include tire delivery and installations.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) jumped 21.3 percent to $2.68 following Q1 results.
    LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC) surged 20.4 percent to $3.395 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Superior Industries International, Inc. (NYSE: SUP) gained 19 percent to $15.82 after reporting Q1 results.
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLCM) shares rose 18.5 percent to $8.13 following Q1 results.
    Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) rose 18.3 percent to $52.47 after the company posted strong quarterly results.
    Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS) shares jumped 18.3 percent to $6.47 following quarterly results.
    IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE: IEC) shares climbed 17 percent to $4.68 after reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings.
    New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 16.8 percent to $90.10 following Q4 results.
    Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR)

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Entercom Communications Corporation(ETM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Keeley Teton Advisors LLC increased its stake in Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM) by 64.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 202,992 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 79,580 shares during the quarter. Keeley Teton Advisors LLC owned approximately 0.15% of Entercom Communications worth $1,959,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM) Chairman Joseph M. Field bought 200,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 31st. The shares were acquired at an average price of $7.07 per share, for a total transaction of $1,414,000.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chairman now owns 6,577,381 shares in the company, valued at $46,502,083.67. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Entercomm Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a Pennsylvania-based broadcasting and radio network corporation that was founded in 1968.

    The company owns 235 radio stations across 48 media markets and is the second-largest radio company in the United States. The company began its digital marketing arm in 2014 and announced the acquisition of Lincoln Financial Media the same year.

Top Safest Stocks To Own Right Now

Every night in 1995, I would deposit money overnight in a different currency…   Sounds strange, I realize.   But back then, as the vice president of a global mutual fund, one of my jobs was to execute our fund's trades.   Once our U.S. trading day was done, we wanted our money to work for us overnight as well. We might put our money into French francs, German marks, or somewhere else – just for the night.   We would find the safest country that was paying the highest interest rate. And we would put our money there overnight. No kidding.   As I'll explain today, what we were doing wasn't anything special…   Big companies like German automaker Volkswagen and Japanese automaker Honda (and thousands of other companies) have cash-management departments that do basically the same thing – on a much larger scale.

Top Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc.(NGVC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares rose 35.8 percent to $3.00.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares surged 32 percent to $8.94 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) gained 29.6 percent to $24.62. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares rose 26.8 percent to $32.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) gained 25 percent to $7.185 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares climbed 23.7 percent to $122.87 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.2 percent to $8.4999 after reporting Q2 results.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) gained 22.2 percent to $41.27 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 22.2 percent to $57.955 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) jumped 19.7 percent to $6.12 after reporting Q1 results.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 16.4 percent to $21.00 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares rose 16.4 percent to $12.21 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares gained 14.9 percent to $63.75 following Q1 results.
    Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL) shares climbed 14.5 percent to $23.98 folloiwng strong Q1 results.
    B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) climbed 12.6 percent to $25.40 after reporting Q1 earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: HMSY) shares gained 10 percent to $19.59 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7 percent to $10.09 following Q3 r
  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ahold Delhaize (OTCMKTS: ADRNY) and Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers (NYSE:NGVC) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Citigroup assumed coverage on shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) in a report issued on Friday. The firm issued a buy rating on the specialty retailer’s stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NGVC)

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

Top Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: ABAXIS Inc.(ABAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Abaxis (NASDAQ:ABAX) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eleven research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have given a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $58.33.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Abaxis (ABAX)

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Tiedemann Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Abaxis (NASDAQ:ABAX) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 3,000 shares of the medical research company’s stock, valued at approximately $213,000.

Top Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Peoples Bancorp Inc.(PEBO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report released on Friday.

    Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on PEBO. Boenning Scattergood reissued a hold rating on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. Hovde Group set a $39.00 price objective on shares of Peoples Bancorp and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Peoples Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $37.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. ValuEngine raised shares of Peoples Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill reissued a hold rating and issued a $37.00 price objective on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Peoples Bancorp has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $38.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Peoples Bancorp (PEBO)

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

Top Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation(NYMX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    IDEXX Laboratories (NASDAQ: IDXX) and Nymox Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:NYMX) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.