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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019

Whenever the stock market marches higher, it pushes the prices of many companies higher along with it. But as investors bid up good and bad businesses alike, that can make it hard to discern which companies are the best dividend 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 stocks in the market. These dividend-paying 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.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Fidelity Southern Corporation(LION)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Fidelity Southern (NASDAQ:LION) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    RMB Capital Management LLC reduced its stake in Fidelity Southern Co. (NASDAQ:LION) by 10.9% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 684,220 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 83,927 shares during the period. RMB Capital Management LLC owned approximately 2.53% of Fidelity Southern worth $15,785,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Fidelity Southern Co. (NASDAQ:LION) by 6.7% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 1,680,359 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 105,499 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned approximately 0.06% of Fidelity Southern worth $38,766,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Anavex Life Sciences Corp.(AVXL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Anavex Life Sciences earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.5362495493017 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Anavex Life Sciences (AVXL)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL) and Icon (NASDAQ:ICLR) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Medpace (NASDAQ: MEDP) and Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL)’s share price shot up 4.8% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $4.35 and last traded at $3.93. 14,995 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 98% from the average session volume of 606,708 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.13.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News stories about Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive 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 positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Anavex Life Sciences earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.1730416635586 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sunoco Logistics Partners LP(SXL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cedar Fair, L.P.(FUN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    FunFair (CURRENCY:FUN) traded up 3.3% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 0:00 AM ET on August 19th. FunFair has a market cap of $99.66 million and approximately $377,467.00 worth of FunFair was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One FunFair token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0199 or 0.00000306 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Livecoin, OKEx, ZB.COM and HitBTC. In the last seven days, FunFair has traded 9.1% higher against the dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN) reported second-quarter financial results on Aug. 1.

    The amusement park master limited partnership experienced weaker-than-expected attendance during its early summer season, prompting the company to warn that it may miss its full-year financial targets. 

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    In this episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods, Vincent Shen and Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline take a first pass at understanding what it takes to run a theme park with three of the biggest names in the industry — Six Flags (NYSE:SIX), Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN), and SeaWorld (NYSE:SEAS).

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN) reported first-quarter financial results on May 2. The amusement park master limited partnership is enjoying strong early-season sales, and management is confident that it will hit its annual distribution growth targets.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC(CQH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Gabelli Funds LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings LLC (NYSEAMERICAN:CQH) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 18,263 shares of the energy company’s stock, valued at approximately $574,000.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    I wouldn’t personally buy Cheniere Energy — it has a complex corporate structure that includes not just Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. but also Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings LLC (NYSE: CQH), where the only asset is an ownership stake in Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. Cheniere Energy is attempting to resolve this issue by acquiring Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings. Until that process is complete, however, that’s just too much corporate complexity for my taste.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings LLC (NYSEAMERICAN:CQH) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $30.90.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer Cheniere Energy Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: LNG) has agreed to acquire all publicly traded shares that it does not already own in Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings LLC (NYSEAMERICAN: CQH) for $30.93 per share in Cheniere Energy stock. The transaction is expected to be tax-free to Cheniere Holdings shareholders. The proposed acquisition was first announced on May 17.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Pebblebrook Hotel Trust(PEB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE:PEB) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the thirteen research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $36.19.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (PEB)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

    Get Pebblebrook Hotel alerts:

    Pebblebrook Hotel (PEB) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $206.07 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Keep Company Secrets Safe With a Strong Publishing Process (cmswire.com) Analysts Anticipate Pebblebrook Hotel (PEB) to Post $0.73 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Pebblebrook Hotel Forecasted to Earn Q2 2018 Earnings of $0.72 Per Share (PEB) (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of brokerages recently issued reports on PEB. Boenning Scattergood restated a “hold” rating on shares of Pebblebrook Hotel in a report on Monday, April 30th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Pebblebrook Hotel from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $40.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Robert W. Baird lifted their target price on Pebblebrook Hotel from $37.00 to $38.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 1st. Finally, ValuEngine cut Pebblebrook Hotel from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Pebblebrook Hotel presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $36.61.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Improving business travel demand during the first quarter drove Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE:PEB) to update its outlook earlier this month. Those travel trends turned out to be stronger than even its more optimistic expectations, helping the company to deliver results that were above the updated forecast. Because of that, the company is even more encouraged about what lies ahead in 2018.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Chemical Financial Corporation(CHFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Chemical Financial Co. (NASDAQ:CHFC) by 60.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 16,192 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,123 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Chemical Financial were worth $884,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Chemical Financial (NASDAQ:CHFC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Chemical Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 45.6707430515367 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Chemical Financial (NASDAQ:CHFC) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Summit State Bank(SSBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Summit State Bank (NASDAQ:SSBI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Saturday.

    Separately, TheStreet raised Summit State Bank from a c+ rating to a b rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc.(AMRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Rand Capital Corporation(RAND)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TheStreet upgraded shares of Rand Capital (NASDAQ:RAND) from a d+ rating to a c rating in a research note released on Wednesday morning.

    RAND traded up $0.02 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $2.99. The company had a trading volume of 252 shares, compared to its average volume of 122,866. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a quick ratio of 315.33 and a current ratio of 315.33. Rand Capital has a 12 month low of $2.05 and a 12 month high of $3.60. The firm has a market cap of $18.88 million, a P/E ratio of 100.00 and a beta of 0.05.

Best Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now

[Editor’s note: This story was previously published in December 2017. It has since been updated and republished.]

When the stock market marches higher, it pushes the prices of many companies higher along with it. But as investors bid up good and bad businesses alike, that can make it hard to discern which companies are the best dividend stocks for long-term investors. That’s especially true in the world of dividends.

In this income-centric world, income-starved investors face great temptation to reach for high-dividend stocks that offer juicy yields. Fortunately, Simply Safe Dividends identified the nine 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 nine of the safest dividend stocks in the market. These dividend-paying 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.

Best Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Anavex Life Sciences Corp.(AVXL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Anavex Life Sciences earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.5362495493017 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Anavex Life Sciences (AVXL)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL)’s share price shot up 4.8% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $4.35 and last traded at $3.93. 14,995 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 98% from the average session volume of 606,708 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.13.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in Anavex Life Sciences Corp (NASDAQ:AVXL) by 48.8% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 76,200 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 25,000 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Anavex Life Sciences were worth $211,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Recon Technology, Ltd.(RCON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about Recon Technology (NASDAQ:RCON) has been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Recon Technology earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 44.9374991541436 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Best Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: TheStreet, Inc.(TST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Here’s what PayPal CEO Dan Schulman told TheStreet (TST) on the latest Jolt  podcast about the Amazon threat. 

    TheStreet: Do your worry about Amazon? To be fair, it won’t be easy for them to replicate a business like PayPal overnight — if at all.  

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Press coverage about TheStreet (NASDAQ:TST) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TheStreet earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the information services provider an impact score of 48.5783795459236 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By ]

    TheStreet (TST) caught up with PayPal (PYPL) CEO Dan Schulman on the latest Jolt podcast to chat about a range of topics. Of course a talk about the future of physical cash came up. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Best Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: WSB Holdings Inc.(WSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    In addition to Trump’s concerns about China and trade, the President also stated that he is unsure whether a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will take place as planned. Multiple media outlets this morning are questioning if the event will take place. The summit is tentatively planned for June 12. Banking stocks were on the move after Congress passed new laws designed to reduce regulations for thousands of financial institutions. The new rules will ensure that smaller banks are not facing the same strict rules as the bigger giants. The financial sector has been lobbying to changes to the Dodd-Frank Act since its inception after the 2008-09 financial crisis. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with members of the European Union on Tuesday. The CEO of the social media giant outraged European Parliament members after reportedly dodging questions about user privacy and the firm’s collection of personal data. During the conversation, EU members questioned whether Facebook is a monopoly and pondered if the firm should be broken up due to antitrust concerns.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TGT, LOW, TIF
    Shares of Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) fell nearly 6% after the retail giant fell short of earnings expectations before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share of $1.32. This figure missed Wall Street earnings expectations by six cents. The retail giant blamed poor spring weather for its performance and said that its bottom line has been impacted by the costs of upgrading its physical locations. Lowe’s Companies (NYSE: LOW) stock gained

Best Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: The Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc.(CUBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc. common stock (NASDAQ:CUBA) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc. common stock earned a news sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the investment management company an impact score of 48.5554072096128 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Best Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.(GSBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    GSA Capital Partners LLP bought a new position in Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund bought 17,738 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,015,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Several research analysts have recently issued reports on GSBC shares. ValuEngine raised Great Southern Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 24th. BidaskClub raised Great Southern Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Great Southern Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 19th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $58.67.

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    Great Southern Bancorp Company Profile

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019

Lee Danner & Bass Inc. lowered its stake in shares of iShares Russell 1000 ETF (NYSEARCA:IWB) by 8.2% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 6,370 shares of the company’s stock after selling 570 shares during the quarter. Lee Danner & Bass Inc.’s holdings in iShares Russell 1000 ETF were worth $997,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. HC Financial Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in iShares Russell 1000 ETF during the 4th quarter worth $494,000. RMB Capital Management LLC boosted its position in iShares Russell 1000 ETF by 21.9% during the 1st quarter. RMB Capital Management LLC now owns 10,980 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,613,000 after acquiring an additional 1,975 shares during the period. Jump Trading LLC acquired a new position in iShares Russell 1000 ETF during the 1st quarter worth $1,100,000. Davis R M Inc. acquired a new position in iShares Russell 1000 ETF during the 2nd quarter worth $260,000. Finally, Blue Chip Wealth Management Inc. acquired a new position in iShares Russell 1000 ETF during the 1st quarter worth $265,000.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Anavex Life Sciences Corp.(AVXL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL)’s share price shot up 4.8% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $4.35 and last traded at $3.93. 14,995 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 98% from the average session volume of 606,708 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.13.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News stories about Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive 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 positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Anavex Life Sciences earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.1730416635586 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

    Get Anavex Life Sciences alerts:

    Comparing Anavex Life Sciences (AVXL) & Viralytics (VRACY) (americanbankingnews.com) Hot Move to Watch Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (AVXL) (nasdaqplace.com) Anavex Life Sciences (AVXL) and Intrexon (XON) Head to Head Review (americanbankingnews.com) -$0.10 EPS Expected for Anavex Life Sciences (AVXL) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Maxim Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $7.00 target price (up previously from $5.00) on shares of Anavex Life Sciences in a research report on Thursday, May 31st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Anavex Life Sciences from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 23rd. Noble Financial set a $7.00 target price on shares of Anavex Life Sciences and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 16th. HC Wainwright assumed coverage on shares of Anavex Life Sciences in a research report on Wednesday, May 30th. They set a “buy” rating and a $10.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Roth Capital initiated coverage on shares of Anavex Life Sciences in a research report on Thursday, March 8th. They set a “buy” rating and a $6.00 target price on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Anavex Life Sciences presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $6.55.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Anavex Life Sciences earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.5362495493017 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in Anavex Life Sciences Corp (NASDAQ:AVXL) by 48.8% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 76,200 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 25,000 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Anavex Life Sciences were worth $211,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Hostess Brands, Inc. (TWNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Vertical Research assumed coverage on shares of Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK) in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning. The brokerage issued a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    For a little more high-profile option, there is Hostess Brands Inc. (NASDAQ: TWNK), which has a market cap over $1 billion dollars. It is, of course, the maker of Twinkies and so much more.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Hostess Brands Inc (NASDAQ:TWNK) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $15.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Evolving Systems, Inc.(EVOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Evolving Systems (NASDAQ: EVOL) and Zscaler (NASDAQ:ZS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (EL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE: EL) was started as Outperform with a $170 price target (versus a $147.88 close) at Evercore ISI.

    Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) was downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight with a $160 price target (versus a $190.54 close) at First Analysis. Credit Suisse maintained its Outperform rating but raised its target price to $215 from $195.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Estée Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by Wells Fargo in a note issued to investors on Monday. They currently have a $168.00 price objective on the stock. Wells Fargo’s target price points to a potential upside of 13.61% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its position in Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) by 10.2% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 214,126 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 19,879 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Estee Lauder Companies were worth $26,911,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) shares gapped down before the market opened on Monday . The stock had previously closed at $156.97, but opened at $152.93. Estee Lauder Companies shares last traded at $145.62, with a volume of 2849125 shares trading hands.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, August 20th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 31st will be given a dividend of 0.38 per share on Monday, September 17th. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.12%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 30th.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    The cast reaches for the mailbag in this segment from Industry Focus: Consumer Goods. Listener Joseph wants to know why Estée Lauder (NYSE:EL) and Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA), both leading names in the skincare and cosmetics industry, have seen their stocks move in opposite directions over the past year.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Alcatel Lucent(ALU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about Alcatel Lucent (NYSE:ALU) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Alcatel Lucent earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 45.9413628150958 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.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    In related news, insider Sergiy Kostynsky 250,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 26th. Also, insider Lynn Mickleburgh acquired 6,800 shares of Altium stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 28th. The shares were bought at an average price of A$14.74 ($10.45) per share, for a total transaction of A$100,232.00 ($71,086.52).

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Press coverage about Alcatel Lucent (NYSE:ALU) has been trending positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Alcatel Lucent earned a news sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 48.5554072096128 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: China Automotive Systems, Inc.(CAAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News stories about China Automotive Systems (NASDAQ:CAAS) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing 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. China Automotive Systems earned a news impact score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the auto parts company an impact score of 47.4904091752746 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media coverage about China Automotive Systems (NASDAQ:CAAS) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. China Automotive Systems earned a coverage optimism score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the auto parts company an impact score of 45.9702420023483 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Icahn Enterprises LP Common Stock (NASDAQ: CAAS) and China Automotive Systems (NASDAQ:CAAS) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Tenneco (NYSE: TEN) and China Automotive Systems (NASDAQ:CAAS) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Virtusa Corporation(VRTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Virtusa (NASDAQ:VRTU) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks issued their Q1 2020 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Virtusa in a report released on Wednesday, May 16th. SunTrust Banks analyst F. Atkins expects that the information technology services provider will post earnings of $0.33 per share for the quarter. SunTrust Banks currently has a “Hold” rating on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Virtusa’s Q2 2020 earnings at $0.46 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.56 EPS and Q4 2020 earnings at $0.60 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sei Investments Co. reduced its stake in Virtusa Co. (NASDAQ:VRTU) by 5.5% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 21,835 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after selling 1,275 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co.’s holdings in Virtusa were worth $1,058,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Virtusa (NASDAQ:VRTU) had its target price lifted by equities research analysts at Wedbush from $60.00 to $70.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. The brokerage currently has an “outperform” rating on the information technology services provider’s stock. Wedbush’s price target suggests a potential upside of 23.09% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $279.85 million.

    Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ: KMDA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $24.02 million.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Voya Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in Virtusa Co. (NASDAQ:VRTU) by 105.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 280,742 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 144,258 shares during the period. Voya Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Virtusa were worth $13,666,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Foundation Medicine, Inc.(FMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Foundation Medicine Inc (NASDAQ:FMI) hit a new 52-week high and low on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $108.65 and last traded at $107.25, with a volume of 22037 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $107.20.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Only months after a standstill agreement between the two companies expired, biopharma giant Roche Holdings (NASDAQOTH:RHHBY) has agreed to acquire Foundation Medicine (NASDAQ:FMI) lock, stock, and barrel. Roche had already owned more than half of Foundation Medicine, so the decision to buy the company outright shows it’s more confident in the future of personalized cancer treatment than ever before. Is this deal a needle-mover?

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Technology stocks are staples in growth portfolios because of their eye-popping revenue growth, but technology isn’t the only sector of the stock market that boasts fast-growing companies. For example, many healthcare stocks are growing at rates that Silicon Valley would envy. In fact, Foundation Medicine (NASDAQ:FMI), Exelixis Corp (NASDAQ:EXEL), and Teladoc (NYSE:TDOC) all reported year-over-year sales growth north of 100% in first-quarter 2018.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street continued to struggle on Tuesday, with major benchmarks posting larger losses than those seen in recent sessions. A new round of escalation in trade conflict between the U.S. and China was the proximate cause for concerns among investors, as the White House threatened to add tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods. Despite the broader worries, some companies still had good news that sent their individual shares higher. CVS Health (NYSE:CVS), Foundation Medicine (NASDAQ:FMI), and Solid Biosciences (NASDAQ:SLDB) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Foundation Medicine Inc. (NASDAQ: FMI) shares saw a sizable jump early on Tuesday after the company announced that Roche would be acquiring all the outstanding shares. The closing of the transaction is expected to take place in the second half of 2018.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    After announcing that Roche Holdings (NASDAQOTH:RHHBY) will acquire it for $137 per share in cash, shares in Foundation Medicine (NASDAQ:FMI) are soaring 28.3% at 11:30 a.m. EDT today.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Armstrong World Industries Inc(AWI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Alps Advisors Inc. bought a new position in Armstrong World Industries Inc (NYSE:AWI) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund bought 9,639 shares of the construction company’s stock, valued at approximately $584,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Armstrong World Industries Inc (NYSE:AWI) insider Valueact Capital Master Fund, sold 30,000 shares of Armstrong World Industries stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.11, for a total transaction of $2,103,300.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AptarGroup (NYSE: ATR) and Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) are both mid-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    The move can be put down to an improvement in sentiment toward the homebuilding products sector. After all, Beacon Roofing Supply (NASDAQ:BECN) gained 15%, while other housing stocks in the sector, such as ceilings company Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) and plumbing products company Masco (NYSE:MAS), also went up by double digits in the month.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Harsco Corporation(HSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    HashCoin (CURRENCY:HSC) traded up 2.5% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 17:00 PM ET on July 17th. One HashCoin token can now be purchased for about $0.0025 or 0.00000034 BTC on exchanges including Gate.io and BCEX. HashCoin has a market cap of $0.00 and $2.52 million worth of HashCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last week, HashCoin has traded 3.7% higher against the dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    HashCoin (CURRENCY:HSC) traded 2.5% lower against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 20:00 PM ET on September 30th. HashCoin has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $28,133.00 worth of HashCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. One HashCoin token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0004 or 0.00000005 BTC on exchanges including Gate.io and BCEX. Over the last week, HashCoin has traded down 5.5% against the US dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    HashCoin (CURRENCY:HSC) traded up 2.7% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 20:00 PM ET on March 6th. HashCoin has a total market cap of $1.21 million and approximately $1,110.00 worth of HashCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One HashCoin token can currently be purchased for $0.0001 or 0.00000002 BTC on exchanges including BCEX and Gate.io. In the last week, HashCoin has traded 0.4% lower against the US dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Harsco Co. (NYSE:HSC) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $29.50.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Harsco (NYSE:HSC) – Research analysts at KeyCorp lifted their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for Harsco in a report issued on Wednesday, May 2nd. KeyCorp analyst J. Hammond now expects that the industrial products company will post earnings per share of $0.35 for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.31. KeyCorp has a “Overweight” rating and a $27.00 price objective on the stock. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Harsco’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.36 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.27 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.20 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.35 EPS.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019

Defense stocks have been hot investments for more than five years, with many of the biggest defense contractors delivering more than double the S&P 500’s total returns. And while a substantial portion of that return has been the tremendous profit growth in the industry, investors have also been willing to steadily pay a higher premium for defense stocks, paying up front for future profits. And at some point, the defense spending cycle will turn, and the outsize returns of the past decade could turn into underperformance. 

But that doesn’t mean investors looking to add defense stocks to their portfolio should avoid the entire sector; there are opportunities to be had. These Motley Fool contributors have identified two companies with substantial military and commercial opportunities in AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) and Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA), as well as undervalued British defense giant BAE Systems PLC (ADR) (NASDAQOTH:BAESY) as defense stocks worth watching closely this month. 

Best Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Anavex Life Sciences Corp.(AVXL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News stories about Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive 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 positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Anavex Life Sciences earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.1730416635586 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Anavex Life Sciences earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.5362495493017 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

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    Comparing Anavex Life Sciences (AVXL) & Viralytics (VRACY) (americanbankingnews.com) Hot Move to Watch Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (AVXL) (nasdaqplace.com) Anavex Life Sciences (AVXL) and Intrexon (XON) Head to Head Review (americanbankingnews.com) -$0.10 EPS Expected for Anavex Life Sciences (AVXL) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Maxim Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $7.00 target price (up previously from $5.00) on shares of Anavex Life Sciences in a research report on Thursday, May 31st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Anavex Life Sciences from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 23rd. Noble Financial set a $7.00 target price on shares of Anavex Life Sciences and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 16th. HC Wainwright assumed coverage on shares of Anavex Life Sciences in a research report on Wednesday, May 30th. They set a “buy” rating and a $10.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Roth Capital initiated coverage on shares of Anavex Life Sciences in a research report on Thursday, March 8th. They set a “buy” rating and a $6.00 target price on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Anavex Life Sciences presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $6.55.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in Anavex Life Sciences Corp (NASDAQ:AVXL) by 48.8% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 76,200 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 25,000 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Anavex Life Sciences were worth $211,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust(BPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Blockport (CURRENCY:BPT) traded 3.2% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 20:00 PM Eastern on October 5th. Over the last week, Blockport has traded 21.8% higher against the U.S. dollar. Blockport has a total market capitalization of $5.67 million and $62,493.00 worth of Blockport was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Blockport token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.11 or 0.00001620 BTC on major exchanges including Kucoin and IDEX.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust (NYSE:BPT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.2072909143413 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market had a tumultuous session on Wednesday, as major benchmarks started the day weak but bounced back in the afternoon. Investors weren’t happy with the current state of geopolitical uncertainty, with trade disputes threatening to become larger problems than ever. But the release of the minutes of the latest meeting of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy committee convinced many that the central bank will be slow to do lasting damage to the economic expansion, remaining measured in the pace of its interest rate increases. Moreover, some companies had good news that sent their shares higher. Tiffany (NYSE:TIF), BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust (NYSE:BPT), and Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: HP Inc.(HPQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    HP Inc (NYSE: HPQ) reported upbeat revenue for its second quarter and raised its profit outlook for the full year. The company named Steve Fieler as its CFO.
    TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (NASDAQ: TXMD) reported the FDA approval of TX-004HR: IMVEXXY (estradiol vaginal inserts) for moderate to severe dyspareunia due to menopause.
    salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE: CRM) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and raised its forecast for the full year.
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Three interesting stories in tech this week came from three companies that reported earnings: enterprise data storage platform Pure Storage: (NYSE:PSTG), financial software company Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU), personal computer and printer company HP (NYSE:HPQ).

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    Of course, as it’s been a full nine years since the stock market took off on this amazing bull run, stocks that fit that description have become harder  to find — but not impossible. Here are two tech stocks that are not only wonderful companies, but trade at darn near wonderful prices too. Let’s take a closer look at HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ) and Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) to see why they would make wonderful additions to any portfolio.

  • [By Jamal Carnette, CFA]

    HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ) is the posterchild of making lemonade out of lemons. Under prior CEO Meg Whitman the company spun off its higher-margin, higher-growth enterprise business to a new company — Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) — while leaving behind the legacy PC and printing business. If there were any questions as to what company management favored, it was answered by Whitman who assumed the CEO role at HPE.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: AMERISAFE, Inc.(AMSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Amerisafe, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSF) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the seven analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $64.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Amerisafe (NASDAQ:AMSF) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive 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 negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Amerisafe earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.1502674511953 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Amerisafe, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSF) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $61.50.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Amerisafe (NASDAQ:AMSF) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019 10:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Amerisafe Inc (NASDAQ:AMSF): How Much Growth Is Left In Financials? (finance.yahoo.com) Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Amerisafe, Inc. (AMSF) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $94.39 Million (americanbankingnews.com) $0.77 EPS Expected for Amerisafe, Inc. (AMSF) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) AmTrust Financial Services (AFSI) vs. Amerisafe (AMSF) Critical Contrast (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of research firms have recently weighed in on AMSF. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Amerisafe from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 7th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $61.00 price target on shares of Amerisafe and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. Boenning Scattergood restated a “hold” rating on shares of Amerisafe in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. JMP Securities raised their price target on shares of Amerisafe from $65.00 to $67.00 and gave the company a “market outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Amerisafe from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 20th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $65.50.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of AMERISAFE (NASDAQ:AMSF) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Friday.

    Other research analysts have also issued reports about the stock. TheStreet raised shares of AMERISAFE from a c+ rating to a b rating in a report on Thursday, April 26th. ValuEngine raised shares of AMERISAFE from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of AMERISAFE in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods initiated coverage on shares of AMERISAFE in a report on Thursday, April 5th. They issued a market perform rating and a $54.00 price target for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of AMERISAFE from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Tuesday, March 6th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. AMERISAFE currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $63.00.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Intercontinental Hotels Group(IHG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Intercontinental Hotels Group (LON:IHG) had its price target increased by Societe Generale from GBX 4,500 ($58.80) to GBX 4,800 ($62.72) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. They currently have a hold rating on the stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about InterContinental Hotels Group (NYSE:IHG) has been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. InterContinental Hotels Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.37 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 45.1342951063181 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP Common Stock (LON:IHG)‘s stock had its “neutral” rating restated by equities researchers at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in a research report issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Intercontinental Hotels Group (LON:IHG) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the twelve ratings firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 4,483.33 ($58.40).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Playa Hotels & Resorts (NASDAQ: PLYA) and InterContinental Hotels Group (NYSE:IHG) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now

ICICI Direct’s research report on Titan Company

Titan’s stock price has witnessed a correction of ~13% since our last result update in the backdrop of speculation on an increase in import duty on gold, with the aim of narrowing current account deficit (CAD). However, the central government maintained status quo on gold import duty but increased duties on imported jewellery to 20% from 15% and on cut & polished diamonds to 7.5% from 5%. The hike on these products is unlikely to impact Titan, as most articles that go into manufacturing jewellery are sourced from domestic markets. Moreover, in the past couple of years Titan has revamped its business model by enhancing the share of gold procurement through exchange programmes from ~15% in FY13 to 40% in FY18, thus reducing its dependency on imports. We believe its business model has the inherent strength that would enable it to capitalise on larger opportunities like wedding jewellery (increase contribution from 35% in FY18 to 50% by FY23) thereby providing impetus to revenue and profit growth. We expect revenues and earnings to grow at a CAGR of 20% and 28%, respectively, in FY18-20E.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Bridgeline Digital, Inc.(BLIN )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are the top performers from last week…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: STAF) $2.58 96.35%
    IZEA Inc. (Nasdaq: IZEA) $1.65 85.19%
    ShiftPixy Inc. (Nasdaq: PIXY) $3.35 78.38%
    MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (Nasdaq: MTSL) $3.31 41.07%
    IsoRay Inc. (NYSE: ISR) $0.60 38.64%
    TransGlobe Energy Corp. (Nasdaq: TGA) $3.74 37.76%
    Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCMKTS: ATNM) $0.27 26.31%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.56 24.58%
    Bridgeline Digital Inc. (Nasdaq: BLIN) $1.51 24.51%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $0.91 24.03%

    While these penny stocks generated strong returns last week, they’re unlikely to produce the same level of profit again anytime soon.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about Bridgeline Digital (NASDAQ:BLIN) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bridgeline Digital earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the software maker an impact score of 46.3358005969314 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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    Zacks: Bridgeline Digital Inc (BLIN) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Bridgeline Digital Shares Shoot Ahead on New Customer (baystreet.ca) Bridgeline Digital sees shares soar after its web analytics software welcomes a new user (proactiveinvestors.com) Procurement Services Provider Chooses the Bridgeline Unbound Insights Product for Web Analytics Solution (finance.yahoo.com)

    BLIN traded down $0.12 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $1.04. 455,300 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 548,370. The company has a current ratio of 0.98, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53. Bridgeline Digital has a 12-month low of $0.79 and a 12-month high of $4.45. The company has a market cap of $4.92 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -4.33 and a beta of 0.14.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Cadiz, Inc.(CDZI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Odey Asset Management Group Ltd lessened its holdings in Cadiz Inc (NASDAQ:CDZI) by 18.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,026,450 shares of the company’s stock after selling 237,913 shares during the quarter. Cadiz makes up 1.3% of Odey Asset Management Group Ltd’s holdings, making the stock its 15th largest holding. Odey Asset Management Group Ltd’s holdings in Cadiz were worth $13,446,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cadiz (NASDAQ:CDZI) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Saturday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Middlesex Water (NASDAQ: MSEX) and Cadiz (NASDAQ:CDZI) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Anavex Life Sciences Corp.(AVXL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL) and Icon (NASDAQ:ICLR) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

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    Comparing Anavex Life Sciences (AVXL) & Viralytics (VRACY) (americanbankingnews.com) Hot Move to Watch Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (AVXL) (nasdaqplace.com) Anavex Life Sciences (AVXL) and Intrexon (XON) Head to Head Review (americanbankingnews.com) -$0.10 EPS Expected for Anavex Life Sciences (AVXL) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Maxim Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $7.00 target price (up previously from $5.00) on shares of Anavex Life Sciences in a research report on Thursday, May 31st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Anavex Life Sciences from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 23rd. Noble Financial set a $7.00 target price on shares of Anavex Life Sciences and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 16th. HC Wainwright assumed coverage on shares of Anavex Life Sciences in a research report on Wednesday, May 30th. They set a “buy” rating and a $10.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Roth Capital initiated coverage on shares of Anavex Life Sciences in a research report on Thursday, March 8th. They set a “buy” rating and a $6.00 target price on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Anavex Life Sciences presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $6.55.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Medpace (NASDAQ: MEDP) and Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.(POT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    PotCoin (CURRENCY:POT) traded 4% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 0:00 AM Eastern on June 4th. PotCoin has a total market capitalization of $18.72 million and approximately $73,221.00 worth of PotCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last seven days, PotCoin has traded up 2.6% against the U.S. dollar. One PotCoin coin can now be purchased for approximately $0.0850 or 0.00001147 BTC on exchanges including CoinExchange, Tux Exchange, Trade By Trade and Bleutrade.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media stories about Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) (TSE:POT) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Potash Co. of Saskatchewan earned a daily sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the fertilizer maker an impact score of 45.852138495875 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) (TSE:POT) have trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Potash Co. of Saskatchewan earned a news impact score of 0.43 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the fertilizer maker an impact score of 45.4285202328488 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund(AOD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Alpine Total Dynamic Div (NYSE:AOD) by 14.1% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 101,451 shares of the investment management company’s stock after acquiring an additional 12,551 shares during the period. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. owned 0.09% of Alpine Total Dynamic Div worth $906,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: The Michaels Companies, Inc.(MIK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Michaels Companies Inc (NASDAQ:MIK) hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $15.84 and last traded at $15.75, with a volume of 147087 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $16.30.

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    Stocks to Watch Today: AMZN, CPB, ANF
    Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is now sitting just shy of the $1 trillion market after the stock added 3% before the bell Thursday. The stock has doubled over the last year and is on the verge of cracking the $2,000-per-share level. The stock has rallied as it has pursued profitability at the expense of growth in recent quarters, a departure from its earlier years as an expanding, do-it-all e-commerce company. Shares of Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE: CPB) fell 1.2% in pre-market hours after the firm reported earnings and revenue before the bell. The consumer goods firm matched earnings per share expectations of $0.28 but fell short of the $2.243 billion in revenue forecast by Wall Street. The stock has been under significant pressure in 2018, falling 25%, while its CEO stepped down from the position in May. The firm said today that it plans to divest two international business divisions and its fresh foods business. Look for earnings reports from Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF), Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG), Dollar Tree Inc. (Nasdaq: DLTR), Michaels Co. Inc. (NYSE: MIK), American Outdoor Brands Corp. (Nasdaq: AOBC), and Lululemon Athletica Inc. (Nasdaq: LULU).

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  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Michaels Companies (NASDAQ:MIK) fell as much as 19.1% lower on Thursday morning, following the release of solid first-quarter earnings with a side of modest next-period guidance. At 12:50 p.m. EDT, the stock had recovered only slightly to reach a 17.6% price drop.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Wolverine World Wide, Inc.(WWW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    New York State Teachers Retirement System cut its holdings in shares of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE:WWW) by 6.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 245,079 shares of the textile maker’s stock after selling 16,335 shares during the period. New York State Teachers Retirement System owned approximately 0.26% of Wolverine World Wide worth $8,521,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    While that is happening in the Middle East, trouble is brewing in Washington. In addition to reports that a Russian Oligarch paid Trump’s lawyer $500,000, a U.S. telecom giant is now caught up with the same lawyer. AT&T Corporation (NYSE: T) confirmed Tuesday night that it paid Trump lawyer Michael Cohen for information on the administration. AT&T stock is up 0.6% in premarket hours.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: TRIP, MTCH, FOXA, DIS
    Shares of TripAdvisor (Nasdaq: TRIP) popped nearly 20% after the company crushed earnings after the bell. In addition, the CFO Ernst Teunissen projected strong guidance for the rest of the year. The firm reported EPS of $0.30 on top of $378.0 million in revenue. Wall Street expected $0.16 per share on $360.84 million in revenue.
    Shares of Match Group (Nasdaq: MTCH) popped 3% after the company reported earnings after the bell. The dating site operator reported stronger than expected earnings and revenue figures on Tuesday. Overall, revenue jumped 36% compared to the same period in 2017. The firm also reported stronger than expected guidance. Of course, all anyone is talking about how Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) could impact the dating industry with its new plugin.
    Shares of 21st Century Fox (NYSE FOXA) are in focus as the firm prepares to report earnings before the bell. However, investors are more likely focused today on the expected bidding war between the Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) to purchase key assets of the company. Fox is also tied up in a bidding war with Comcast to purchase British television provider Sky (OTC MKTS: SKYAY).
    Look for additional earnings reports from Booking Holdings (Nasdaq: BKNG), com International (Nasdaq: CTRP), Sina Corp. (Nasdaq: SINA), Albermarle Corp. (NYSE: ALB), Mylan Inc. (NYSE: MYL), SolarEdge Technologies (Nasdaq: SEDG), Wolverine World Wide (NYSE: WWW), IAC Interactive Corp. (NYSE: IAC), and Cavium Inc. (Nasdaq: CAVM).

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wolverine World Wide (NYSE:WWW)’s share price gapped up prior to trading on Thursday following a better than expected earnings announcement. The stock had previously closed at $33.18, but opened at $32.32. Wolverine World Wide shares last traded at $31.45, with a volume of 29527 shares changing hands.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Marathon Petroleum Corporation(MPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Traders sold shares of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) on strength during trading hours on Tuesday. $81.08 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $105.65 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $24.57 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Marathon Petroleum had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Marathon Petroleum traded up $0.61 for the day and closed at $77.61

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) which rose about 5% to $80.85. The stock’s 52-week range is $49.30 to $83.27. Volume was about 9 million compared to the daily average volume of 5 million.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Traders bought shares of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) on weakness during trading on Thursday. $138.21 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $102.43 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $35.78 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Marathon Petroleum had the 13th highest net in-flow for the day. Marathon Petroleum traded down ($1.22) for the day and closed at $69.60

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 34.7 percent to $45.50 in pre-market trading following news that the FDA has approved Andexxa for the reversal of factor Xa inhibitors.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 15.7 percent to $6.65 in pre-market trading after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    China Recycling Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: CREG) rose 14.7 percent to $2.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 57.89 percent on Thursday.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 11 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) rose 9.2 percent to $1.90 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 9.1 percent to $51.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) rose 9 percent to $12.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted Q1 results and agreed to acquire HealthGrid.
    Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) rose 7.6 percent to $75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings outlook from $2.40-$2.70 to $3-$3.20.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7.5 percent to $10.15 in pre-market trading following Q3 results.
    Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) rose 4.5 percent to $11.83 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly earnings.
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) shares rose 4.4 percent to $190.50 in the pre-market trading session as the company posted upbeat Q4 results.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) shares rose 3.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.98 percent on Thursday.
    Newell Brands Inc (NYSE: NWL) shares rose 3.6 percent to $27.65 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: H
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    Early that day, Marathon Petroleum (NYSE: MPC) announced it would buy oil refiner Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV) in a $23 billion deal, or roughly $152 per share, a premium of about 24% over Friday’s closing price. Shares immediately rocketed 16% on the news.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    MPLX (NYSE:MPLX) has undergone a significant transformation over the past year and a half. The master limited partnership (MLP) completed several transactions with its oil refining parent Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC), which diversified its midstream portfolio and eliminated costly management fees. Those moves position MPLX to continue growing its rock-solid 6.8%-yielding payout at a healthy clip for the next several years, making it an excellent option for income-seeking investors to consider buying.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: eHealth Inc.(EHTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) jumped 46.7 percent to $16.1331. The low-float small-cap clinical stage gene therapy company saw its stock rally nearly 150 percent from Monday through Thursday. Formal news hasn't been announced this week that would support a triple-digit percentage rally (including more than 200 percent at one point on Thursday) but the quiet period following its initial public offering will expire on May 8.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares gained 24.7 percent to $36.17. Celyad reported the publication of THINK study case report of CYAD-01 Induced Complete Remission in relapsed/refractory AML patient in haematologica.
    DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOM) shares jumped 23.2 percent to $39.00 after the company reported upbeat Q1 results and issued upbeat Q2 guidance.
    eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) gained 21.8 percent to $19.58 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.
    Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA) climbed 20.4 percent to $27.20 following Q1 results.
    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares jumped 18.2 percent to $304.135 following strong quarterly results.
    Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) gained 13.9 percent to $12.70 as the company reported Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NYSE: ZYME) gained 13.8 percent to $17.36.
    Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: COCP) rose 11.8 percent to $2.336 after declining 25.09 percent on Thursday.
    ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN) shares surged 11.7 percent to $11.75 after the company announced 'successful completion of interim analysis' for FORWARD I Phase 3 mirvetuximab soravtansine trial.
    Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELOX) gained 9.5 percent to $12.70.
    Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) shares rose 8.5 percent to $115.3801 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) shares rose 8.3 percent to $6.50. The stock moved higher after a Reuters report suggested ongoing merger talks with T-M
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) got a boost, shooting up 16 percent to $18.64 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.

    Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA) shares were also up, gaining 25 percent to $28.35 following Q1 results.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of eHealth (NASDAQ:EHTH) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note published on Friday morning.

    A number of other research firms have also recently issued reports on EHTH. ValuEngine raised shares of eHealth from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Cantor Fitzgerald lifted their price target on shares of eHealth to $22.00 and gave the company an overweight rating in a research note on Friday, May 18th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of eHealth from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 15th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of eHealth from a d rating to a c- rating in a research note on Thursday, April 26th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $24.00.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) got a boost, shooting up 19 percent to $19.04 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.

    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares were also up, gaining 17 percent to $301.12 following strong quarterly results.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of eHealth (NASDAQ:EHTH) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Tuesday.

    EHTH has been the topic of several other reports. Cantor Fitzgerald boosted their price target on shares of eHealth to $22.00 and gave the stock an overweight rating in a report on Friday, May 18th. Chardan Capital initiated coverage on shares of eHealth in a report on Thursday, August 16th. They set a buy rating and a $40.00 price target on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of eHealth from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report on Thursday, August 16th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of eHealth from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Wednesday, August 1st. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $26.86.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Scudder Municiple Income Trust(KTF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Fiera Capital Corp raised its holdings in shares of Deutsche Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:KTF) by 46.0% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 353,686 shares of the investment management company’s stock after purchasing an additional 111,410 shares during the quarter. Fiera Capital Corp’s holdings in Deutsche Municipal Income Trust were worth $3,898,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.