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First Republic Investment Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Cohen & Steers Quality Income Realty Inc (NYSE:RQI) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 32,456 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $390,000.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in RQI. Financial Advocates Investment Management bought a new stake in Cohen & Steers Quality Income Realty during the 1st quarter worth approximately $218,000. Citadel Advisors LLC grew its position in Cohen & Steers Quality Income Realty by 27.5% during the 1st quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 36,473 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $432,000 after acquiring an additional 7,865 shares during the last quarter. LPL Financial LLC grew its position in Cohen & Steers Quality Income Realty by 52.6% during the 1st quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 51,417 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $609,000 after acquiring an additional 17,719 shares during the last quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC grew its position in Cohen & Steers Quality Income Realty by 19.2% during the 1st quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 47,955 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $568,000 after acquiring an additional 7,727 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Quad Cities Investment Group LLC bought a new stake in Cohen & Steers Quality Income Realty during the 1st quarter worth approximately $730,000.

Best Financial Stocks To Buy 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 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.

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Best Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Brookline Bancorp Inc.(BRKL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SEC BANCORP INC/SH SH (OTCMKTS:SCYT) and Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ:BRKL) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ:BRKL) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Thursday morning.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ:BRKL) was upgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Thursday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sterling Bancorp (NASDAQ:SBT) and Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ:BRKL) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub upgraded Brookline Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday. ValuEngine upgraded Brookline Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Brookline Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, May 16th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $17.17.

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    Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ:BRKL) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJan. 31, 2019 1:30 p.m. ET

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Best Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Magyar Bancorp Inc.(MGYR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Magyar Bancorp (NASDAQ:MGYR) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Magyar Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 48.0770691063571 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Best Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: PIMCO Municipal Income Fund(PMF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Lavaca Capital LLC purchased a new stake in Pimco Municipal Income Fund in the fourth quarter worth about $36,000. Lindbrook Capital LLC purchased a new stake in Pimco Municipal Income Fund in the fourth quarter worth about $50,000. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. increased its position in Pimco Municipal Income Fund by 46.2% in the fourth quarter. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. now owns 9,500 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $120,000 after buying an additional 3,000 shares in the last quarter. Cito Capital Group LLC purchased a new stake in Pimco Municipal Income Fund in the fourth quarter worth about $126,000. Finally, GWM Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Pimco Municipal Income Fund in the fourth quarter worth about $131,000.

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Best Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: BofI Holding Inc.(BOFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael Douglass]

    BofI (NASDAQ:BOFI) stock doesn’t fit anybody’s definition of “cheap.”

    To be more precise, it’s trading at 2.9 times tangible book value (TBV). That’s undeniably expensive for any bank; generally, you hope to see that ratio closer to 1.2 to 1.5 times TBV.

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Bank of Internet (BOFI) , MGM Resorts (MGM) , Verizon (VZ) , Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) , Oracle (ORCL) , Salesforce.com (CRM) , PayPal (PYPL) , Raytheon (RTN) and McDonald’s (MCD) .

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Jason Hall]

    Internet-only bank BofI Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOFI) reported its third-quarter fiscal 2018 earnings after market close on April 26, delivering a solid 27% increase in earnings per share. Book value per share increased 16.5% in the quarter, spurred higher by 15% growth of its loan portfolio. Deposits also grew an impressive total, up 17% in the quarter, providing BofI with the necessary cash to fund its loan growth. 

  • [By Rich Smith]

    The year was 1999 and “internet” stocks were all the rage. On opposite sides of the country, two banks — BofI Holding (NASDAQ:BOFI) and First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK) — were both betting on a business model of asset-light internet banking. Nearly two decades later, one of these banks has grown into a $2.6 billion force to be contended with, while the other lags behind with a market cap of less than $350 million.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Arizona State Retirement System cut its stake in shares of BofI Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOFI) by 7.7% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 80,078 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 6,672 shares during the period. Arizona State Retirement System’s holdings in BofI were worth $3,276,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Best Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Bank of South Carolina Corp.(BKSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about Bank of SC (NASDAQ:BKSC) has been trending neutral on Wednesday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Bank of SC earned a media sentiment score of 0.45 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media coverage about the bank an news buzz score of 2 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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Teacher Retirement System of Texas reduced its position in shares of Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW) by 11.4% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 49,179 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 6,351 shares during the quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Willis Towers Watson were worth $7,485,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Capital Fund Management S.A. purchased a new position in Willis Towers Watson in the 4th quarter valued at about $4,129,000. Jefferies Group LLC lifted its stake in Willis Towers Watson by 1,894.7% in the 4th quarter. Jefferies Group LLC now owns 63,830 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $9,619,000 after buying an additional 60,630 shares in the last quarter. Standard Life Aberdeen plc lifted its stake in Willis Towers Watson by 6.4% in the 4th quarter. Standard Life Aberdeen plc now owns 27,048 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $4,076,000 after buying an additional 1,625 shares in the last quarter. Strs Ohio purchased a new position in Willis Towers Watson in the 4th quarter valued at about $9,945,000. Finally, Toronto Dominion Bank lifted its stake in Willis Towers Watson by 11.7% in the 4th quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 56,632 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $8,534,000 after buying an additional 5,940 shares in the last quarter. 92.76% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Weingarten Realty Investors(WRI)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    State of Alaska Department of Revenue trimmed its position in Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) by 7.8% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 70,653 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 6,007 shares during the period. State of Alaska Department of Revenue’s holdings in Weingarten Realty Investors were worth $2,175,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Thursday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the fourteen ratings firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $32.14.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Petroleum Resources Corporation(PEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Adams Natural Resources Fund (NYSE:PEO) has trended somewhat negative recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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. Adams Natural Resources Fund earned a coverage optimism score of -0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.0521373671292 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Macatawa Bank Corporation(MCBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note released on Friday morning.

    Separately, Hovde Group set a $11.00 price target on Macatawa Bank and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chemical Financial (NASDAQ: CHFC) and Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: BofI Holding Inc.(BOFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Arizona State Retirement System cut its stake in shares of BofI Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOFI) by 7.7% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 80,078 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 6,672 shares during the period. Arizona State Retirement System’s holdings in BofI were worth $3,276,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Michael Douglass]

    BofI (NASDAQ:BOFI) stock doesn’t fit anybody’s definition of “cheap.”

    To be more precise, it’s trading at 2.9 times tangible book value (TBV). That’s undeniably expensive for any bank; generally, you hope to see that ratio closer to 1.2 to 1.5 times TBV.

  • [By Rich Duprey, Matthew Frankel, and George Budwell]

    Still, we asked three Motley Fool investors to dig deep and come up with a stock they believe is not only attractively priced, but also offers exceptional growth potential. They chose BofI Holding (NASDAQ:BOFI), Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX), and Boyd Gaming (NYSE:BYD). 

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    Bank of the Internet (NASDAQ:BOFI) recently had to delay its fourth quarter earnings release due to the announcement of a large new acquisition. The company eventually reported earnings Tuesday, August 7, and the stock subsequently sold off in the high-single digits the next day.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SL Green Realty Corporation(SLG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sterlingcoin (CURRENCY:SLG) traded down 0.7% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 10:00 AM E.T. on September 8th. One Sterlingcoin coin can currently be bought for $0.0303 or 0.00000468 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. In the last seven days, Sterlingcoin has traded 26.6% lower against the dollar. Sterlingcoin has a total market cap of $128,686.00 and approximately $20.00 worth of Sterlingcoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of SL Green Realty Corp (NYSE:SLG) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the eighteen ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have given a hold recommendation and nine have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $111.54.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Easterly Government Properties (NYSE: DEA) and SL Green Realty (NYSE:SLG) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sterlingcoin (CURRENCY:SLG) traded flat against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 22:00 PM Eastern on August 24th. In the last week, Sterlingcoin has traded up 8.5% against the US dollar. One Sterlingcoin coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.0358 or 0.00000528 BTC on major exchanges. Sterlingcoin has a total market capitalization of $151,929.00 and approximately $5.00 worth of Sterlingcoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Stratus Properties Inc.(STRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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    NASDAQ STRS traded down $0.25 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $31.10. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 528 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,123. Stratus Properties has a 52 week low of $26.15 and a 52 week high of $32.15. The company has a quick ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.74.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Diamond Hill Investment Group Inc.(DHIL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MAN Grp PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS: MNGPY) and Diamond Hill Investment Group (NASDAQ:DHIL) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: United Bankshares Inc.(UBSI)

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Salesforce.com (CRM) , American Airlines (AAL) , Align Technology (ALGN) , Procter & Gamble (PG) , United Bankshares (UBSI) , Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) and Dominion Energy (D) .

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBSI) – Analysts at Boenning Scattergood reduced their Q2 2019 earnings estimates for shares of United Bankshares in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, January 30th. Boenning Scattergood analyst M. Schultheis now anticipates that the financial services provider will post earnings of $0.63 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.64. Boenning Scattergood has a “Hold” rating on the stock. Boenning Scattergood also issued estimates for United Bankshares’ Q3 2019 earnings at $0.65 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.63 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $2.55 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.60 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBSI) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $39.33.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Peoples Bancorp Inc.(PEBO)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) and Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [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.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: W.R. Berkley Corporation(WRB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB) saw strong trading volume on Tuesday . 1,794,500 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 388% from the previous session’s volume of 367,847 shares.The stock last traded at $79.32 and had previously closed at $78.15.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Standard Life Aberdeen plc increased its stake in shares of W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB) by 56.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 15,374 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,555 shares during the period. Standard Life Aberdeen plc’s holdings in W. R. Berkley were worth $1,113,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: ProAssurance Corporation(PRA)

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: BofI Holding Inc.(BOFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of BofI (NASDAQ:BOFI) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report published on Saturday morning.

    Several other research analysts also recently commented on BOFI. ValuEngine raised shares of BofI from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. UBS Group downgraded shares of BofI from a strong-buy rating to an outperform rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Raymond James reissued an outperform rating and issued a $45.00 price target (up from $42.00) on shares of BofI in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of BofI from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $43.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 3rd. Finally, DA Davidson raised their price target on shares of BofI to $48.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Thursday, April 5th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. BofI has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $41.60.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap diversified financial services stock BofI Holding (NASDAQ: BOFI) has elevated short interest of 36.43% according to Highshortinterest.com. BofI Holding is the holding company for BofI Federal Bank, a nationwide bank that provides financing for single and multifamily residential properties, small-to-medium size businesses in target sectors, and selected specialty finance receivables. With approximately $8.6 billion in assets, BofI Federal Bank provides consumer and business banking products through its low-cost distribution channels and affinity partners. BofI Holding is a component of the Russell 2000 Index, the S&P SmallCap 600 Index, and the KBW Nasdaq Financial Technology Index. Bank of Internet USA is the oldest and most trusted FDIC-insured internet bank in America and is a division of BofI Federal Bank. It was one of the first banks to offer banking services exclusively online.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    The year was 1999 and “internet” stocks were all the rage. On opposite sides of the country, two banks — BofI Holding (NASDAQ:BOFI) and First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK)– were both betting on a business model of asset-light internet banking. Nearly two decades later, one of these banks has grown into a $2.6 billion force to be contended with, while the other lags behind with a market cap of less than $350 million.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Essex Investment Management Co. LLC lessened its stake in BofI Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOFI) by 25.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 150,322 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 50,026 shares during the quarter. BofI accounts for about 0.8% of Essex Investment Management Co. LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 28th biggest holding. Essex Investment Management Co. LLC owned about 0.24% of BofI worth $6,150,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

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    Bank of Internet (BOFI) : “I would hold that. I do like the major banks more right here.”

    Melco Resorts (MLCO) : “No, no, I like MGM Resorts (MGM) .”

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Financial Institutions Inc.(FISI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Financial Institutions (FISI)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Financial Institutions (FISI)

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: The NASDAQ OMX Group Inc.(NDAQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    There’s at least one traditional financial giant that not only doesn’t fear blockchain technology, but is actively embracing it — Nasdaq (NDAQ) , the second-largest stock exchange in the world by market cap.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.4 per share on revenue of $5.63 billion.
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $37.16 billion.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $605.26 million.
    Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $22.75 billion.
    General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $7.6 billion.
    The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.58 per share on revenue of $22.24 billion.
    Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $4.91 per share on revenue of $22.52 billion.
    Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $3.04 billion.
    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.61 per share on revenue of $6.61 billion.
    Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.81 per share on revenue of $1.66 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.15 billion.
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.82 billion.
    Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.97 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion.
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SI
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BGC Partners (NASDAQ: BGCP) and Nasdaq (NASDAQ:NDAQ) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Nasdaq Inc (NASDAQ: NDAQ) CEO Adena Friedman told CNBC the company is open to the possibility of adding a cryptocurrency exchange over time. Nasdaq also announced a deal to allow cryptocurrency exchange Gemini access to Nasdaq’s surveillance technology. Friedman told CNBC that cryptocurrency regulations must first be ironed out before the Nasdaq would add a crypto exchange.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Barclays PLC(BCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Barclays (NYSE: BCS) and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp (NYSE:SMFG) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) major shareholder Plc Barclays sold 62,390 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $5.63, for a total value of $351,255.70. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Large shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

  • [By Eric Volkman]

    The underwriting syndicate is large and star-studded. It is led by Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), JPMorgan Chase’s(NYSE:JPM)J.P. Morgan Securities, Barclays (NYSE: BCS) Capital, and Citigroup (NYSE: C) Global Markets.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc.(BNCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Beneficial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:BNCL) Director Thomas J. Lewis sold 973 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.50, for a total value of $16,054.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) has trended positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring 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 one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Beneficial Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.38 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.8699493506664 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ: BNCL) and Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report released on Tuesday morning.

    Shares of Beneficial Bancorp opened at $16.35 on Tuesday, MarketBeat.com reports. The company has a quick ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51. The company has a market capitalization of $1.23 billion, a P/E ratio of 31.44 and a beta of 0.55. Beneficial Bancorp has a fifty-two week low of $14.40 and a fifty-two week high of $17.50.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation(IPCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B (NYSE: BRK.B) and Infinity Property and Casualty (NASDAQ:IPCC) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Infinity Property and Casualty (NASDAQ:IPCC) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Saturday morning.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: INTL FCStone Inc.(INTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $47.87 and last traded at $47.95, with a volume of 2050 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $47.30.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP trimmed its stake in shares of INTL Fcstone Inc (NASDAQ:INTL) by 1.3% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 877,501 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 11,320 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP’s holdings in INTL Fcstone were worth $37,452,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) released its earnings results on Tuesday. The financial services provider reported $1.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.20, Bloomberg Earnings reports. INTL FCStone had a positive return on equity of 3.32% and a negative net margin of 0.02%.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) was upgraded by investment analysts at TheStreet from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Capital Southwest Corporation(CSWC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Capital Southwest (NASDAQ:CSWC) has been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Capital Southwest earned a coverage optimism score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the asset manager an impact score of 44.9331419606621 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 Joseph Griffin]

    Capital Southwest Co. (NASDAQ:CSWC) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, June 5th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, June 26th will be paid a dividend of 0.29 per share by the asset manager on Monday, July 2nd. This represents a $1.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.80%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, June 25th. This is a boost from Capital Southwest’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.28.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Capital Southwest (NASDAQ:CSWC) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 5, 2018 11:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Capital Southwest (NASDAQ: CSWC) and TRIPLEPOINT VEN/COM (NYSE:TPVG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: PS Business Parks Inc.(PSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PS Business Parks (NYSE: PSB) and Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance (NYSE:ARI) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now

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In this segment of the podcast, they weigh the options for a listener trying to decide whether or not to buy a long-term care insurance policy. Given the high cost of such care, and how often people require it, the answer might seem like a no-brainer. Unfortunately, that very fact led to issues that have changed the calculus around these plans — both for the buyers and the sellers.

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Maiden Hldgs Ltd(MHLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $10.67 per share on revenue of $2.87 billion.
    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $6.00 billion.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $803.36 million.
    Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: SEP) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $751.57 million.
    IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $923.80 million.
    Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $691.75 million.
    Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $7.41 billion.
    ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.84 per share on revenue of $346.28 million.
    TechnipFMC plc (NYSE: FTI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.33 per share on revenue of $3.13 billion.
    Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.91 per share on revenue of $401.76 million.
    The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE: DNB) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $386.91 million.
    Matrix Service Company (NASDAQ: MTRX) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $285.16 million.
    Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MHLD) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $739.31 million.
    tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $428.25 million.
    Copa Holdings,

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Horace Mann Educators (NYSE: HMN) and Maiden (NASDAQ:MHLD) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Netshoes (Cayman) Limited (NASDAQ: NETS) shares dipped 43.73 percent to close at $2.87 on Tuesday as the company posted downbeat Q1 results.
    Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KOOL) shares dropped 29.01 percent to close at $0.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares fell 22.2 percent to close at $0.340 after reporting Q1 miss.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) fell 19.95 percent to close at $12.08 after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) fell 19.68 percent to close at $3.775 after reporting earnings were down year over year. First quarter earnings came in flat, down from 4 cents per share in the same quarter of last year. Sales came in at $3.01 million.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) dropped 18.47 percent to close at $9.62 on Tuesday after surging 77.44 percent on Monday.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) declined 16.21 percent to close at $2.43. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to release quarterly earnings today.
    ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALJJ) shares fell 16.13 percent to close at $1.79.
    Switch Inc (NYSE: SWCH) shares dropped 14.93 percent to close at $13.16 following a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Restoration Robotics Inc (NASDAQ: HAIR) fell 14.42 percent to close at $3.68 after reporting a first-quarter earnings miss.
    iCAD, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICAD) declined 13.01 percent to close at $3.41 following Q1 results.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) fell 12.44 percent to close at $1.97.
    Histogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HSGX) declined 12.24 percent to close at $2.15.
    AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ) fell 12.1 percent to close at $39.60 following Q3 earnings.
    Hallador Energy Company (NASDAQ: HNRG) fell 11.1 percent to close at $6.49.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) dropped 10.66 percent to close at $16.93 on Tuesday.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) slipp

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Maiden (NASDAQ: MHLD) and Mercury General (NYSE:MCY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MHLD) by 1.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 7,015,640 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 132,547 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned 0.08% of Maiden worth $45,602,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Special Opportunities Fund Inc.(SPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Macatawa Bank Corporation(MCBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chemical Financial (NASDAQ: CHFC) and Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note released on Friday morning.

    Separately, Hovde Group set a $11.00 price target on Macatawa Bank and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania(UVSP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Univest Co. of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) was upgraded by BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its position in shares of Univest Co. of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) by 65.2% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 353,718 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 139,590 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company’s holdings in Univest Co. of Pennsylvania were worth $9,799,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Univest Co. of Pennsylvania (UVSP)

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Aon Corporation(AON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
    Genesis Energy, L.P
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: The First of Long Island Corporation(FLIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Patriot National Bancorp Inc.(PNBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Patriot National Bancorp (NASDAQ: PNBK) and Community Bank, N.A. (NYSE:CBU) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: BofI Holding Inc.(BOFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    BofI Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOFI) stock has climbed 36.8% through the first half of 2018, according to data providedS&P Global Market Intelligence. The company’s share price has been on a tear, and is now up roughly 70% over the last year.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Essex Investment Management Co. LLC lessened its stake in BofI Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOFI) by 25.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 150,322 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 50,026 shares during the quarter. BofI accounts for about 0.8% of Essex Investment Management Co. LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 28th biggest holding. Essex Investment Management Co. LLC owned about 0.24% of BofI worth $6,150,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Internet-only bankBofI Holding, Inc.(NASDAQ:BOFI) reported its third-quarter fiscal 2018 earnings after market close on April 26, delivering a solid 27% increase in earnings per share. Book value per share increased 16.5% in the quarter, spurred higher by 15% growth of its loan portfolio. Deposits also grew an impressive total, up 17% in the quarter, providing BofI with the necessary cash to fund its loan growth.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Meridian Interstate Bancorp Inc.(EBSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Meridian Bancorp (EBSB)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Meridian Bancorp (NASDAQ:EBSB) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: INTL FCStone Inc.(INTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP trimmed its stake in shares of INTL Fcstone Inc (NASDAQ:INTL) by 1.3% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 877,501 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 11,320 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP’s holdings in INTL Fcstone were worth $37,452,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) was upgraded by investment analysts at TheStreet from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) released its earnings results on Tuesday. The financial services provider reported $1.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.20, Bloomberg Earnings reports. INTL FCStone had a positive return on equity of 3.32% and a negative net margin of 0.02%.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $47.87 and last traded at $47.95, with a volume of 2050 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $47.30.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now

Wall Street brokerages expect G-III Apparel Group (NASDAQ:GIII) to report earnings per share of ($0.05) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Four analysts have made estimates for G-III Apparel Group’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is ($0.02) and the lowest is ($0.07). G-III Apparel Group posted earnings of ($0.18) per share in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 72.2%. The business is expected to report its next earnings results on Tuesday, June 5th.

On average, analysts expect that G-III Apparel Group will report full-year earnings of $2.04 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.95 to $2.10. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the company will report earnings of $2.35 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.09 to $2.45. Zacks’ EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that that provide coverage for G-III Apparel Group.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Trustmark Corporation(TRMK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Trustmark (NASDAQ: TRMK) and Valley National Bank (NYSE:VLY) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk and earnings.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rhumbline Advisers lowered its position in Trustmark Corp (NASDAQ:TRMK) by 5.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 122,924 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 7,773 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.18% of Trustmark worth $3,830,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Trustmark (TRMK)

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Top 5 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: BofI Holding Inc.(BOFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael Douglass]

    BofI(NASDAQ:BOFI) stock doesn’t fit anybody’s definition of “cheap.”

    To be more precise, it’s trading at 2.9 times tangible book value (TBV). That’s undeniably expensive for any bank; generally, you hope to see that ratio closer to 1.2 to 1.5 times TBV.

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    Bank of Internet (BOFI) : “I would hold that. I do like the major banks more right here.”

    Melco Resorts (MLCO) : “No, no, I like MGM Resorts (MGM) .”

  • [By Jordan Wathen, Dan Caplinger, and Sean Williams]

    Below, three Fool.com investors make the case for adding shares of Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB), BofI Holding(NASDAQ:BOFI), and Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) to your portfolio.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of BofI (NASDAQ:BOFI) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report published on Saturday morning.

    Several other research analysts also recently commented on BOFI. ValuEngine raised shares of BofI from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. UBS Group downgraded shares of BofI from a strong-buy rating to an outperform rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Raymond James reissued an outperform rating and issued a $45.00 price target (up from $42.00) on shares of BofI in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of BofI from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $43.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 3rd. Finally, DA Davidson raised their price target on shares of BofI to $48.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Thursday, April 5th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. BofI has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $41.60.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Internet-only bankBofI Holding, Inc.(NASDAQ:BOFI) reported its third-quarter fiscal 2018 earnings after market close on April 26, delivering a solid 27% increase in earnings per share. Book value per share increased 16.5% in the quarter, spurred higher by 15% growth of its loan portfolio. Deposits also grew an impressive total, up 17% in the quarter, providing BofI with the necessary cash to fund its loan growth.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Porter Bancorp Inc.(PBIB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    For the details of PATRIOT FINANCIAL PARTNERS GP, LP’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=PATRIOT+FINANCIAL+PARTNERS+GP%2C+LP

    These are the top 5 holdings of PATRIOT FINANCIAL PARTNERS GP, LPBanc of California Inc (BANC) – 2,850,564 shares, 32.49% of the total portfolio. Meta Financial Group Inc (CASH) – 397,069 shares, 25.6% of the total portfolio. Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK) – 1,391,767 shares, 23.3% of the total portfolio. MBT Financial Corp (MBTF) – 2,060,302 shares, 13.08% of the total portfolio. Sterling Bancorp (STL) – 323,980 shares, 4.31% of the total portfolio.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Porter Bancorp (NASDAQ:PBIB) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing 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. Porter Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.3359026173577 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.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: E-House(China)

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    The world’s largest operating utility-scale solar projects are concentrated in China and India, according to IEEFA. Based on company and press reports, as well as its own estimates, those include:

    RankingProject NameSize MWCountryProponent 1Tengger Desert Solar Park1,547ChinaChina National Grid Zhongwei Power Supply Co2Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park1,000IndiaAndhra Pradesh Solar Power Corporation Pvt Ltd3Datong Solar Power Top Runner Base1,000ChinaMultiple4Yanchi Ningxia Solar Park1,000ChinaHuawei Technologies Co5Longyangxia Dam Solar Park850ChinaState Power Investment Corporation (China)6Adani Kamuthi Solar Plant648IndiaAdani Green7Solar Star579U.S.BHE Renewables8Topaz Solar Farm550U.S.First Solar9Desert Sunlight Solar Farm550U.S.NextEra Energy, GE Energy Financial & Sumitomo10Nova Olinda Solar Farm292BrazilEnel Green Power

    China added 53 gigawatts of the 98 gigawatts of new solar capacity built last year, a 31 percent increase from the total 2017, IEEFA said, citing Bloomberg New Energy Finance data. Meanwhile, the per unit cost of electricity over the life of a generating asset fell 15 percent year-on-year to $86 a megawatt hour.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania(UVSP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Univest Co. of Pennsylvania (UVSP)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its position in shares of Univest Co. of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) by 65.2% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 353,718 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 139,590 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company’s holdings in Univest Co. of Pennsylvania were worth $9,799,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Univest Co. of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) was upgraded by BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now

Asian stocks have not been this cheap since the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997

Which is a little strange because there is nothing in the economies of Asia today that even compares to the last crisis.

In fact, right now the valuation spread between the MSCI Asia Pacific Index and the S&P 500 is wider than it’s been since 2002 on both a price to earnings basis and a price to book basis.

More simply put, this means that the S&P 500 is much more expensive than the MSCI Asia Pacific Index as measured by P/E and P/B ratios.

Which is why today I’m recommending you add some exposure to Asia in your portfolio

The Last Time Asia Was This Cheap The Region Was Very Sick

In 1997, Asian financial markets became unglued in an event that became known as the “Asian Flu.”

The underlying cause of the problem was a massive currency crisis.

Vast amounts of borrowed money flowed into the region.

And because most Asian currencies were pegged to the U.S. dollar (and therefore shouldn’t fluctuate), investors thought it would be a great idea to borrow U.S. dollars at low interest rates and invest them in Asia where interest rates were much higher.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: INTL FCStone Inc.(INTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) released its earnings results on Tuesday. The financial services provider reported $1.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.20, Bloomberg Earnings reports. INTL FCStone had a positive return on equity of 3.32% and a negative net margin of 0.02%.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) was upgraded by investment analysts at TheStreet from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust(PMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pennymac Mortgage Investment (NYSE:PMT) – Equities researchers at Wedbush lifted their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Pennymac Mortgage Investment in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, May 10th. Wedbush analyst J. Weaver now anticipates that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $0.36 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.34. Wedbush also issued estimates for Pennymac Mortgage Investment’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.52 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.74 EPS.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Prudential Public Limited Company(PUK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    Zacks Investment Research Lowers Prudential (PUK) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com) Financial wellness program popularity rises among employers, up 63 percentage points in two years (markets.financialcontent.com) FY2018 EPS Estimates for Prudential (PUK) Reduced by Jefferies Group (americanbankingnews.com) Jefferies Group Weighs in on Prudential’s FY2020 Earnings (PUK) (americanbankingnews.com) ValuEngine Downgrades Prudential (PUK) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of PUK stock traded down $0.02 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $51.56. 141,455 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 198,097. The firm has a market cap of $66.49 billion, a PE ratio of 13.79, a PEG ratio of 1.34 and a beta of 1.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a quick ratio of 0.03 and a current ratio of 0.03. Prudential has a 52-week low of $44.49 and a 52-week high of $55.36.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Prudential (NYSE:PUK) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning.

    Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Prudential from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $57.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Berenberg Bank cut shares of Prudential from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Thursday, March 29th. Finally, Citigroup cut shares of Prudential from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $57.00.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: American International Group Inc.(AIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sentry Investment Management LLC lessened its holdings in American International Group (NYSE:AIG) by 8.6% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 64,968 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 6,147 shares during the quarter. Sentry Investment Management LLC’s holdings in American International Group were worth $3,536,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
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    Insurance company American International Group Inc. (AIG) stock fell 5.3% as harsh winter weather weighed on profits. But the company’s long-term care exposure is relatively minimal.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Territorial Bancorp Inc.(TBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Territorial Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBNK) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $33.50.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Trustmark Corporation(TRMK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Colony Bankcorp Inc.(CBAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media stories about Colony Bankcorp (NASDAQ:CBAN) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Colony Bankcorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.3992787299045 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Porter Bancorp Inc.(PBIB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of PATRIOT FINANCIAL PARTNERS GP, LP’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=PATRIOT+FINANCIAL+PARTNERS+GP%2C+LP

    These are the top 5 holdings of PATRIOT FINANCIAL PARTNERS GP, LPBanc of California Inc (BANC) – 2,850,564 shares, 32.49% of the total portfolio. Meta Financial Group Inc (CASH) – 397,069 shares, 25.6% of the total portfolio. Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK) – 1,391,767 shares, 23.3% of the total portfolio. MBT Financial Corp (MBTF) – 2,060,302 shares, 13.08% of the total portfolio. Sterling Bancorp (STL) – 323,980 shares, 4.31% of the total portfolio.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: BofI Holding Inc.(BOFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Internet-only bankBofI Holding, Inc.(NASDAQ:BOFI) reported its third-quarter fiscal 2018 earnings after market close on April 26, delivering a solid 27% increase in earnings per share. Book value per share increased 16.5% in the quarter, spurred higher by 15% growth of its loan portfolio. Deposits also grew an impressive total, up 17% in the quarter, providing BofI with the necessary cash to fund its loan growth.

  • [By Jordan Wathen, Dan Caplinger, and Sean Williams]

    Below, three Fool.com investors make the case for adding shares of Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB), BofI Holding(NASDAQ:BOFI), and Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) to your portfolio.

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Bank of Internet (BOFI) , MGM Resorts (MGM) , Verizon (VZ) , Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) , Oracle (ORCL) , Salesforce.com (CRM) , PayPal (PYPL) , Raytheon (RTN) and McDonald’s (MCD) .

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    Bank of Internet (BOFI) : “I would hold that. I do like the major banks more right here.”

    Melco Resorts (MLCO) : “No, no, I like MGM Resorts (MGM) .”

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Stewart Information Services Corporation(STC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    StarChain (CURRENCY:STC) traded 8.7% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on May 14th. StarChain has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $5.27 million worth of StarChain was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One StarChain token can now be purchased for about $0.0925 or 0.00001062 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. During the last seven days, StarChain has traded down 16.3% against the US dollar.

Best Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Manulife (TSE:MFC) (NYSE:MFC) – Investment analysts at National Bank Financial lowered their Q4 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Manulife in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, May 2nd. National Bank Financial analyst G. Dechaine now expects that the financial services provider will post earnings per share of $0.66 for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.67. National Bank Financial currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $31.00 target price on the stock.

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Several other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on MFC. TD Securities raised their target price on shares of Manulife from C$28.00 to C$30.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Barclays raised their target price on shares of Manulife from C$30.00 to C$31.00 in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Scotiabank decreased their target price on shares of Manulife from C$31.00 to C$30.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Desjardins cut their price target on Manulife from C$30.00 to C$28.00 in a report on Thursday, April 12th. Finally, CIBC raised Manulife from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and raised their price target for the company from C$28.00 to C$29.00 in a report on Friday. Six analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, Manulife presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of C$30.00.

Best Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc.(BNCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) has trended positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring 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 one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Beneficial Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.38 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.8699493506664 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Best Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: BofI Holding Inc.(BOFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Bank of Internet (BOFI) , MGM Resorts (MGM) , Verizon (VZ) , Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) , Oracle (ORCL) , Salesforce.com (CRM) , PayPal (PYPL) , Raytheon (RTN) and McDonald’s (MCD) .

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    Bank of Internet (BOFI) : “I would hold that. I do like the major banks more right here.”

    Melco Resorts (MLCO) : “No, no, I like MGM Resorts (MGM) .”

  • [By Jordan Wathen, Dan Caplinger, and Sean Williams]

    Below, three Fool.com investors make the case for adding shares of Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB), BofI Holding(NASDAQ:BOFI), and Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) to your portfolio.

Best Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Brookline Bancorp Inc.(BRKL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKL) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray upped their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Brookline Bancorp in a research report issued on Thursday, May 3rd. Piper Jaffray analyst M. Breese now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $0.28 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.27. Piper Jaffray has a “Hold” rating and a $16.50 price objective on the stock. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Brookline Bancorp’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.29 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.08 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.29 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.30 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.18 EPS.

  • [By Dividends4Life]

    Memberships and Peers: PBCT is a member of the S&P 500 and a member of the Broad Dividend Achievers Index. The company’s peer group includes: Bank of America Corporation (BAC) with a 0.3% yield, Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (BRKL) with a 3.7% yield and Westfield Financial Inc. (WFD) with a 3.5% yield.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ: BRKL) and People's United Financial (NASDAQ:PBCT) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Best Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Barclays PLC(BCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Investors are becoming increasingly bullish about BTC, as financial institutions like Barclays Plc. (NYSE: BCS) become more interested in entering the cryptocurrency market.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Some of this sentiment has been fueled by optimism that UK investment bank Barclays Plc. (NYSE: BCS) is looking to open a cryptocurrency trading desk in the months ahead.

  • [By Eric Volkman]

    The underwriting syndicate is large and star-studded. It is led by Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), JPMorgan Chase’s(NYSE:JPM)J.P. Morgan Securities, Barclays (NYSE: BCS) Capital, and Citigroup (NYSE: C) Global Markets.

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    Banco Santander (SAN) : “I prefer Barclays (BCS) , but let’s wait and see what the other banks have to say”

    ProLogis (PLD) : “I am not a fan of that group right now, but that one is best of breed.”

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is teaming up with investment banking giant Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) to develop and launch a new co-branded credit card next year, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. This would replace the tech giant’s current partnership with Barclays (NYSE:BCS), and would be issued under the Apple Pay brand name.

Best Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: East West Bancorp Inc.(EWBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The twenty stocks in Worth’s basket are: Ameriprise Financial (AMP) Bank of America, Banner (BANR), Citigroup, Citizens Financial Group (CFG), East West Bancorp (EWBC), First NBC Bank Holding (FNBC), HFF (HF), KeyCorp(KEY), Legacy Texas Financial Group (LTXB), Lincoln National (LNC), Morgan Stanley, Old National Bancorp (ONB), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), Principal Financial Group (PFG), Stifel Financial (SF), SVB Financial Group (SIVB), TCF Financial (TCB), and Wells Fargo.

Best Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now

The major U.S. stock indices posted another negative weekly close last week, led lower by the small-cap Russell 2000, which lost 1.4% and is now down 1.9% for 2016. The tech-heavy Nasdaq 100, another perennial market leader, fell 0.3% and is down 5.7% for the year.

The market is at an important near-term decision point. Stocks must quickly and aggressively resume their advance or risk slipping into a deeper decline.

The two hardest hit sectors last week were energy (-3.3%) and financial services (-2.5%), while real estate was the best-performing sector (+3.7%). The movement in the latter two was driven by falling long-term interest rates.

Despite weakness in energy, the table below shows that the biggest positive percentage change in sector bet-related assets over the past one-month and three-month periods were into this sector. As long as these positive asset flows continue, energy stocks still have the potential to move significantly higher in the weeks and months ahead.

Best Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Swedish Export Credit Corp (GRU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Investing in commodity-based ETFs (exchange-traded funds) or ETNs (exchange-traded notes) is a great way to gain exposure to a specific commodity, like corn (NYSE Arca: CORN), livestock (NYSE Arca: COW), or grains (NYSE Arca: GRU).

Best Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: BofI Holding Inc.(BOFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Internet-only bankBofI Holding, Inc.(NASDAQ:BOFI) reported its third-quarter fiscal 2018 earnings after market close on April 26, delivering a solid 27% increase in earnings per share. Book value per share increased 16.5% in the quarter, spurred higher by 15% growth of its loan portfolio. Deposits also grew an impressive total, up 17% in the quarter, providing BofI with the necessary cash to fund its loan growth.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap diversified financial services stock BofI Holding (NASDAQ: BOFI) has elevated short interest of 36.43% according to Highshortinterest.com. BofI Holding is the holding company for BofI Federal Bank, a nationwide bank that provides financing for single and multifamily residential properties, small-to-medium size businesses in target sectors, and selected specialty finance receivables. With approximately $8.6 billion in assets, BofI Federal Bank provides consumer and business banking products through its low-cost distribution channels and affinity partners. BofI Holding is a component of the Russell 2000 Index, the S&P SmallCap 600 Index, and the KBW Nasdaq Financial Technology Index. Bank of Internet USA is the oldest and most trusted FDIC-insured internet bank in America and is a division of BofI Federal Bank. It was one of the first banks to offer banking services exclusively online.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    3. BofI Holding (NASDAQ:BOFI) is a more speculative choice, but one that deserves serious consideration. The bank, whose name stands for “Bank of Internet”, is the oldest internet-only bank in the U.S. By maintaining an online-based business model, the bank enjoys competitive advantage such as low overhead and the ability to offer better rates on loan and deposit products than peers.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Internet-based bank holding company BofI Holding (NASDAQ:BOFI) is not like most other banks. Since the name BofI stands for “Bank of Internet,” one thing that obviously makes the bank unique is its online-only business model. However, there are a lot of less-obvious things about BofI Holding that you might find interesting.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Internet bank holding companyBofI Holding, Inc.(NASDAQ:BOFI) reported financial and operating results on April 25 after market close, with net income of $41 million — the most-ever in a single quarter in its history. BofI delivered strong growth in net interest income, book value, loan originations, and a number of other key metrics.

Best Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Safety Insurance Group Inc.(SAFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    Safety Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SAFT) reported that winter weather activity and an accounting change were drags on its first-quarter results, though a lower tax rate was a net positive to the Massachusetts-based insurance company.

Best Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.(RNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    RenaissanceRe (NYSE: RNR) is one of 73 publicly-traded companies in the “Fire, marine, & casualty insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare RenaissanceRe to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    RenaissanceRe Holdings (RNR) is a global provider of reinsurance, as well as various types of insurance and related services. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Bermuda, notes Jack Adamo, editor of Insiders Plus.

Best Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: iShares MSCI All Peru Capped ETF (EPU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Andrew Efimoff] Related Some Positive Indexing News For A Frontier Markets ETF Why The Frontier Markets ETF Slumped Last Year Status Quo Decisions Would Bode Well For PAK ETF (Seeking Alpha)
    Related EPU Peru ETF Confronts Politics Commodities Call For The Colombia ETF Gra帽a Y Montero May Have Peaked In 2016 (Seeking Alpha) Gainers Pakistan: Global XMSCI Pakistan ETF (NYSE: PAK) is up 5.67 percent after receiving MSCI’s Emerging Markets Index approval. Peru: iShares MSCI All Peru Capped Index Fund(NYSE: EPU) is up 2.15 percent after Kuzynski won Peru’s nail-biting election. Philippines: iShares MSCI Philippines Investable(NYSE: EPHE) is up 2.21 percent after Macquarie Research said President Elect Rodrigo Duterte would lift the Pilipino property market. India: iShares MSCI India ETF (NYSE: INDA) is up 1.96 percent after India’s government relaxed regulation, making it easier for domestic airlines to fly overseas.

    Related Link: Some Positive Indexing News For A Frontier Markets ETF

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    ARGT, the lone exchange traded fund dedicated to Argentine equities, is up 19.6 percent year-to-date. That is good for the second-best showing among Latin America single-country ETFs, trailing only the iShares MSCI Capped Peru Index Fund (NYSE: EPU).

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019

&l;p&g;In only four days of trading, the stock market had something for both the bulls and bears.&a;nbsp; The sharp rally on Monday was consistent with the previous week&s;s one-sided market internals, when the Dow Industrials declined 1413 points.

&l;img class=&q;dam-image ap size-large wp-image-173bbfbceee6da11af9f0014c2589dfb&q; src=&q;https://specials-images.forbesimg.com/dam/imageserve/173bbfbceee6da11af9f0014c2589dfb/960×0.jpg?fit=scale&q; data-height=&q;552&q; data-width=&q;960&q;&g; (AP Photo/Max Nash)

&l;a href=&q;https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomaspray/2018/03/24/the-week-ahead-should-investors-start-preparing-for-a-bear-market/#38e762734c8f&q;&g;Last weekend&s;s article&l;/a&g; predicted not only Monday&s;s rally, but also &a;ldquo;that a market rebound will be met with more selling.&a;rdquo; Therefore, the reversal on Tuesday was not a surprise: the S&a;amp;P 500 went up 16 points before reaching my target zone and reversing, closing down 53 points.

The major averages held up well late in the week, as the both the Dow Industrials and S&a;amp;P 500 closed up over 2%, while the underperforming Dow Utilities were even up 2.8% for the week.&a;nbsp; The weekly NYSE A/D ratio was 2.4 to 1 positive, which is an encouraging sign.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Zions Bancorporation(ZION)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    This Utah-based bank is out with its results on April 23. And ahead of this all-important date, top Vining Sparks analyst Marty Mosby has upgraded Zions (ZION) from ‘Buy’ to ‘Strong Buy.’ He writes” “We believe that Zions should be able to generate stronger revenue per share growth than the market currently anticipates, as it should benefit from both rising interest rates and their respective strategic initiatives.”

  • [By Nelson Hem]

    See what Barron's feels the prospects are for Energy Transfer Partners LP (NYSE: ETP) if it cuts its distribution and dumps its general partner, and salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE: CRM) with its generous potential upside. Also whether regional banks like Zions Bancorp (NASDAQ: ZION) could see a boost from a proposed regulatory change, and the sweetheart deal the Koch brothers got with Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP).

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    In the super-regional banks that are not money center banks, Regions Financial Corp. (NYSE: RF) was up 6.3% at $13.22, and Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ: ZION) was last seen up 3.8% at $38.30. They would both do better with lower regulatory costs and be able to better compete against larger banks when their stress test results had not been as strong.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Sony Corp Ord(SNE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Since being appointed CEO in November, Bakish has said he would focus on Paramount and MTV, both of which have lost considerable ground to rivals. Along with executive changes at many of Viacom’s networks, Bakish in December hired Gumpert from Sony (SNE) Pictures Entertainment, replacing Frederick Huntsberry, who left the company.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ: CYOU) fell 27.5 percent to $21.35 in pre-market trading.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) fell 19.7 percent to $13.36 in pre-market trading after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 10.5 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading following mixed Q1 results.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) fell 8.1 percent to $2.16 in pre-market trading.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8 percent to $110.05 in pre-market trading. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) fell 6.2 percent to $35.36 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: DB) fell 5 percent to $13.63 in pre-market trading.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 4.3 percent to $48.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q4 results.
    Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) shares fell 4 percent to $64.00 in pre-market trading. Colgate-Palmolive posted upbeat Q1 earnings, while sales missed estimates

  • [By Diane Alter]

    Sony Corp ADR (NYSE: SNE) ventured into the OLED television space with its new A1E series unveiling. The new TVs come in 55, 65, and 77 inch sizes, run on Android, and work with Google Home. Sony said that moving to OLED allows it to offer a TV with “unprecedented black levels, rich and lifelike color, dynamic contrast, blur-less image, and a wide viewing angle.”

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    The phrase “over the top television” or “OTT” for short, aren’t exactly new terms. The phrase/abbreviation was coined shortly after Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) became a viable alternative to traditional cable television subscriptions a little less than a decade ago. The over-the-top battle didn’t get heated, though, until the past few months. But, now that some more gladiators are in the arena, sparks are starting to fly.

    They’re still flying too, and should do so for a while if a small startup called Viva Entertainment Group Inc (OTCMKTS:OTTV) has anything to do with it it. See, while Netflix, Hulu — jointly owned by Time Warner, Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOXA) — and a whole slew of other new players in this market may want to take notice of this up-and-comer. At the same time, investors may want to take a step back and look at where the real money in the OTT business is going to be made over the course of the next several years. OTTV plays a prominent role in that picture.

    Contrary to popular belief, Netflix isn’t the dominant name it used to be in the Internet-delivered television industry. Yes, it was the first on the scene as such was was able to carve out the biggest piece of the market. It’s largely become a commoditized business in the meantime though.

    For example, outside of Hulu and Netflix, CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) has jumped into the fray with a service called CBS All Access. The product allows subscribers -for a nominal monthly fee – access a variety of CBS programming via the Internet. HBO, from Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX), has found some measurable success with its subscription-based Internet television service called HBO Go.

    Sling TV, from DISH Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH), is another one of the alternatives to the alternative that’s truly made a dent in the over the top market…. by aggregating a variety of television channels into an entire package and then selling that p

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: BofI Holding Inc.(BOFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Internet-based bank holding company BofI Holding (NASDAQ:BOFI) is not like most other banks. Since the name BofI stands for “Bank of Internet,” one thing that obviously makes the bank unique is its online-only business model. However, there are a lot of less-obvious things about BofI Holding that you might find interesting.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap diversified financial services stock BofI Holding (NASDAQ: BOFI) has elevated short interest of 36.43% according to Highshortinterest.com. BofI Holding is the holding company for BofI Federal Bank, a nationwide bank that provides financing for single and multifamily residential properties, small-to-medium size businesses in target sectors, and selected specialty finance receivables. With approximately $8.6 billion in assets, BofI Federal Bank provides consumer and business banking products through its low-cost distribution channels and affinity partners. BofI Holding is a component of the Russell 2000 Index, the S&P SmallCap 600 Index, and the KBW Nasdaq Financial Technology Index. Bank of Internet USA is the oldest and most trusted FDIC-insured internet bank in America and is a division of BofI Federal Bank. It was one of the first banks to offer banking services exclusively online.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Internet bank holding companyBofI Holding, Inc.(NASDAQ:BOFI) reported financial and operating results on April 25 after market close, with net income of $41 million — the most-ever in a single quarter in its history. BofI delivered strong growth in net interest income, book value, loan originations, and a number of other key metrics.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    3. BofI Holding (NASDAQ:BOFI) is a more speculative choice, but one that deserves serious consideration. The bank, whose name stands for “Bank of Internet”, is the oldest internet-only bank in the U.S. By maintaining an online-based business model, the bank enjoys competitive advantage such as low overhead and the ability to offer better rates on loan and deposit products than peers.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. (TBQBF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc (OTC: TBQBF) raised C$13.8 million ($10.5 million) under a bought deal financing.

    “The money will be primarily used for facility expansion."

    The Green Solution received a $7.5 million loan facility from iAnthus Capital Holdings Inc (OTC: ITHUF).

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Mosaic Company (MOS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Mosaic (MOS) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after announcing that it would buy Vale’s (VALE) fertilizer unit.

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    Mosaicdropped 1.1% to $27.77 today, while the S&P 500 advanced 0.2% to 2,262.53.

    Barron’s Dimitra DeFotis covered the deal over at Emerging Markets Daily:

    Global agricultural chemicals giant Mosaic (MOS) is buying most of the fertilizer chemicals business of Brazilian mining giant Vale (VALE) in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $2.5 billion, but Wall Street doesnt seem to like the deal…

    Vale will maintain an 11% stake with ownership nitrogen and phosphate fertilizing assets in the city of Cubat茫o, Reuters reports. Mosaic adds Canada and Peru mines to its empire as part of the deal, according to the Mosaic acquisition press release…

    Mosaic’s market capitalization fell to $9.7 billion today from $10.4 billion yesterday. It reported net income of $1 billion on sales of $8.9 billion in 2015.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was The Mosaic Co. (NYSE: MOS) which traded down 2.4% at $23.09. The stocks 52-week range is $22.43 to $34.36. Volume was 4.2 million versus the daily average of 5.1 million shares.

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Agri-Input Companies — Seeds/ Fertilizers/Pesticides Manufacturers

    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON): +68.82 percent since 2011. Syngenta AG (ADR) (NYSE: SYT): +56.26 percent since 2011. Mosaic Co (NYSE: MOS): -63.1 percent since 2011. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (USA) (NYSE: POT): -67.8 percent since 2011. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CF): +5.04 percent since 2011. Agrium Inc. (USA) (NYSE: AGU): +1.10 percent since 2011.

    Agri-Finance Companies

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We also want to reiterate our bullish view on the agricultural commodities and the ag-related stocks (e.g., CF Industries Holdings (CF), Mosaic (MOS), Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (POT), FMC (FMC), AGCO, Deere). Following sharp multi-year declines, trends continue to improve.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.(KERX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    There were definitely some good parts in what Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: KERX  ) had to say at this week’s Stifel Nicolaus Weisel Healthcare Conference in Boston. A lot was said, but here are the three highlights you’ll want to know about.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the healthcare sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: KERX) and Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOLD).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: KERX) shares shot up 14 percent to $5.17 after the company announced positive top-line results from its pivotal Phase 3 study of ferric citrate for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in adults with non-dialysis dependent chronic kidney disease.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday morning, the healthcare sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: KERX) and Rockwell Medical Inc (NASDAQ: RMTI).

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation(SNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Permian Basin pipeline project includes an investment by China’s state-controlled China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NYSE: SNP), aka Sinopec. Other partners in the project include ArcLight Capital and Freepoint Commodities LLC. The deal also includes an expansion to oil storage facilities in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where recent hurricanes have caused so much damage. The project still requires approval from both countries governments.’

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Insys Therapeutics, Inc.(INSY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    There are plenty of reasons for investors to like three marijuana stocks in particular — GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GWPH), Insys Therapeutics (NASDAQ:INSY), and Aphria (NASDAQOTH:APHQF). In fact, there are at least 661 million reasons. That’s the amount of cash in U.S. dollars that the three companies have combined. Here’s why the cash stockpiles held by GW, Insys, and Apria are important.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap Insys Therapeutics (NASDAQ: INSY) is the seventh most shorted stock on the Nasdaq with short interest of 43.97% according to Highshortinterest.com. Insys Therapeutics is a small cap specialty pharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes innovative drugs and novel drug delivery systems of therapeutic molecules that improve patients quality of life. Using proprietary spray technology and capabilities to develop pharmaceutical cannabinoids,the Companyis developing a pipeline of products intending to address unmet medical needs and the clinical shortcomings of existing commercial products. INSYS currently markets SUBSYS庐 (fentanyl sublingual spray), CII, and SYNDROS庐 (dronabinol) oral solution, CII, a proprietary, orally administered liquid formulation of dronabinol.The Company aims to developmedications for potentially treating addiction to opioids, opioid overdose, epilepsy and other disease areas with a significant unmet need.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Insys Therapeutics (NASDAQ:INSY) already won U.S. regulatory approval fordronabinol solution Syndros in treatingchemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) and anorexia in patients with AIDS. The company is preparing to launch Syndros soon.

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Others, like cannabis biotech firm Insys Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: INSY), are direct plays in marijuana businesses that offer investors the opportunity for incredibly fast gains.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, healthcare shares fell by 0.20 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Horizon Pharma PLC (NASDAQ: HZNP), down 20 percent, and Insys Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: INSY), down 17 percent.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Shares of Insys Therapeutics (NASDAQ:INSY), a biopharmaceutical company that develops medicines to treat pain and other supportive-care products, tumbled by as much as 11% during Wednesdays trading session before recovering to finish lower by less than 2%. The reason for the volatile trading can probably be traced to carryover from the company’s first-quarter earnings release before the opening bell on Tuesday.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Entercom Communications Corporation(ETM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap radio broadcasting stock Entercom Communications Corp (NYSE: ETM), a potential peer of Emmis Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: EMMS), Saga Communications (NYSEAMERICAN: SGA) and troubled Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS), is the tenth most shorted stock on the NYSE with short interest of 45.06% according to Highshortnterest.com.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: TOP Ships Inc.(TOPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Related Chardan Analyst Suggests An AveXis-Ionis Pair Trade Why The Biogen-Ionis News Is A Boon For AveXis AveXis' (AVXS) CEO Sean Nolan on Q4 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (Seeking Alpha)
    Related CLBS Earnings Scheduled For March 17, 2017 15 Biggest Mid-Day Gainers For Thursday Caladrius Biosciences beats by $0.07, beats on revenue (Seeking Alpha) Gainers
    Caladrius Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: CLBS) shares rose 20.2 percent to $6.13 in pre-market trading after the company reported a narrower-than-expected quarterly loss.
    Arbutus Biopharma Corp (NASDAQ: ABUS) rose 12.3 percent to $3.20 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it has licensed LNP delivery technology to Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) for use in single messenger RNA product candidate.
    AveXis Inc (NASDAQ: AVXS) rose 12.2 percent to $81.66 in pre-market trading after the company reported topline data from Phase 1 trial of AVXS-101.
    TOP SHIPS Inc (NASDAQ: TOPS) shares rose 10.5 percent to $2.43 in pre-market trading after surging 109.52 percent on Thursday.
    ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC. (NASDAQ: IMOS) rose 9.8 percent to $17.45 in pre-market trading after declining 0.44 percent on Thursday.
    Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SINO) rose 8.3 percent to $3.38 in pre-market trading after climbing 23.81 percent on Thursday.
    Diana Containerships Inc (NASDAQ: DCIX) rose 7.6 percent to $2.99 in pre-market trading after surging 12.55 percent on Thursday.
    Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ: STLD) rose 5.2 percent to $37.25 in pre-market trading. Steel Dynamics expects Q1 earnings of $0.77 to $0.81 per diluted share. The company also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.1550 per common share.
    Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE)
  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Top Ships Inc. (NASDAQ: TOPS) posted a new 52-week low of $0.70 on Thursday, down about 19% compared with Wednesday’s closing price of $0.86. The stock’s 52-week high is $8.40. Volume was about double the daily average of around 2.2 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    TOP SHIPS Inc (NASDAQ: TOPS) shares dropped 59 percent to $0.995. TOP SHIPS enacted a 1:15 reverse stock split today.

    Shares of American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA) were down 12 percent to $10.58. American Software reported preliminary Q4 adjusted earnings of $0.09 per share on revenue of $26.3 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Related HTGM Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Dow Falls 50 Points; Micron Shares Jump Following Strong Earnings Report Mid-Day Market Update: ZAIS Group Gains Following Q4 Results; Xenon Pharmaceuticals Shares Decline HTG Molecular Diagnostics Completes Initial Technical Feasibility Testing with QIAGEN … (GuruFocus)
    Related Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Dow Falls 50 Points; Micron Shares Jump Following Strong Earnings Report Mid-Day Market Update: ZAIS Group Gains Following Q4 Results; Xenon Pharmaceuticals Shares Decline Zais Group reports Q4 results (Seeking Alpha)
    HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc (NASDAQ: HTGM) shares climbed 204.1 percent to $11.95 after surging 83.64 percent on Thursday. HTG Molecular Diagnostics reported a Q4 loss of $0.76 per share on revenue of $1.5 million.
    ZAIS Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZAIS) shares surged 52.6 percent to $3.45. ZAIS Group reported Q4 earnings of $0.29 per share on revenue of $16.73 million.
    Global Brokerage Inc (NASDAQ: GLBR) shares jumped 24.3 percent to $2.30.
    Regulus Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: RGLS) shares surged 20 percent to $1.50. Regulus Therapeutics’ Chairman bought 500,000 shares at $1.22 per share.
    Rocket Fuel Inc (NASDAQ: FUEL) shares gained 15.6 percent to $5.19.
    Akoustis Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: AKTS) rose 13.3 percent to $10.75 as the company agreed to acquire wafer manufacturing facility for $2.75 million in cash.
    TOP SHIPS Inc (NASDAQ: TOPS) shares gained 12.6 percent to $1.25.
    Inventure Foods Inc (NASDAQ: SNAK) jumped 10.4 percent to $4.46 after the company announced the strategic sale of Fresh Frozen Foods for $23.7 million in cash.
    CymaBay Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: CBAY) surged 8.7 percent to $4.14. Cymabay Therapeutics reported a Q4 loss of $0.30 per share.
  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Top Ships Inc. (NASDAQ: TOPS) posted a new 52-week low of $0.51 on Friday, down more than 21% compared with Thursday’s closing price of $0.65. The stock’s 52-week high is $8.40. Volume was nearly double the daily average of around 2.3 million shares. The company had no specific news.