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Merit Medical Systems (NASDAQ:MMSI) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallJul. 23, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

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

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Merit Medical Systems’ 2018 Q2 earnings call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later, we will conduct a question-and-answer session and instructions will follow at that time. [Operator instructions].

And as a reminder, this conference call is being recorded.

I would now like to introduce your host for today’s conference, Mr. Fred Lampropoulos. Sir, you may begin.

Fred Lampropoulos — Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. This is Fred Lampropoulos, broadcasting from Salt Lake City. Thank you for taking the time today. We’re excited to report our results to you but before we do that, Brian Lloyd, our chief legal officer, will read our safe harbor provision.

Hot Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Yuma Energy, Inc.(YUMA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Yuma Energy, Inc. (NYSE: YUMA) were down 60 percent to $0.4520 after the company late Friday reported it was not in compliance with its debt to EBITDAX covenant and announced limited liquidity levels. The company also reported Q1 earnings down year-over-year and disclosed that it is exploring strategic alternatives.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMPH) disclosed that it received the FDA approval for Calcium Chloride injection.
    Rapid7, Inc. (NASDAQ: RPD) reported a proposed offering of 3 million shares.
    Yuma Energy Inc (NYSE: YUMA) reported a Q1 loss of $0.16 per share on sales of $5.646 million. The company also disclosed that it is actively seeking strategic alternatives.
    NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) disclosed a 24.96 million share common stock offering via selling holders.

Hot Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Carrols Restaurant Group Inc.(TAST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) VP William E. Myers sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.10, for a total value of $32,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 72,421 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,165,978.10. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Carrols Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:TAST) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report released on Wednesday.

    Several other research analysts also recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Carrols Restaurant Group from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Carrols Restaurant Group from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Saturday, May 5th. Dougherty & Co reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Carrols Restaurant Group in a report on Sunday, March 4th. Finally, Citigroup cut their price objective on shares of Carrols Restaurant Group from $16.00 to $15.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a report on Monday, March 5th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $14.50.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 50.7 percent to $4.34 after the company announced a special $1.00 per share cash dividend.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) surged 28.4 percent to $17.44 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cardlytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDLX) gained 22 percent to $17.945.
    Care.com, Inc. (NYSE: CRCM) shares rose 19.3 percent to $18.92 following Q1 earnings.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) jumped 19.1 percent to $4.3934 after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 18.6 percent to $4.79 after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    IntriCon Corporation (NASDAQ: IIN) climbed 17.4 percent to $29.30 after reporting Q1 results.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 16.2 percent to $3.45 after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: TCMD) gained 15.4 percent to $42.61 following Q1 results.
    eGain Corporation (NASDAQ: EGAN) gained 15.3 percent to $10.55 following Q3 earnings.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 13.8 percent to $9.48 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRL) shares surged 13.1 percent to $13.42 after reporting Q1 results.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) climbed 11.9 percent to $10.85 following better-than-expected Q3 earnings.
    scPharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SCPH) gained 11.2 percent to $14.45 following Q1 results.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 10.2 percent to $24.08 following Q1 results.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) shares rose 7.9 percent to $19.60 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its outlook.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 7.7 percent to $11.90 following upbeat Q1 results.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 6.8 perc
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) – Investment analysts at SunTrust Banks decreased their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Carrols Restaurant Group in a research report issued on Monday, October 8th. SunTrust Banks analyst J. Bartlett now forecasts that the restaurant operator will post earnings per share of $0.10 for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.11. SunTrust Banks currently has a “Buy” rating and a $19.00 target price on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Carrols Restaurant Group’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.14 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.28 EPS and Q3 2019 earnings at $0.11 EPS.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This under-the-radar company may be among the best value of all three stocks that look to benefit from lower beef prices. Carrols Restaurant Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) is a restaurant company and Burger King franchisee in the United States. As of July 1st, 2018, the company had owned and operated 807 restaurants under the name Burger King in 16 northeastern, midwestern and southeastern states.

Hot Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Stage Stores, Inc.(SSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    The Children’s Place (NASDAQ: PLCE) and Stage Stores (NYSE:SSI) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBOT) rose 32 percent to $2.89 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it achieved robust viral clearance for its manufacturing process.
    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BW) rose 17.7 percent to $3.03 in pre-market trading after an amended 13D filing from Steel Partners Holdings shows a raised stake in the company from 6.99 million shares to 29.98 million shares, or a 17.8 percent stake.
    AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACRX) shares rose 12.7 percent to $3.55 in pre-market trading after the company announced the FDA acceptance of NDA for DSUVIA.
    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) shares rose 11.7 percent to $54.95 in pre-market trading. after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares rose 9.3 percent to $13.59 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) rose 8.1 percent to $3.46 in pre-market trading after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) rose 8.1 percent to $52.35 in pre-market trading after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNS) rose 8.1 percent to $5.65 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.30 percent on Wednesday.
    CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE: CVM) rose 6.1 percent to $3.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 9.51 percent on Wednesday.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 6 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading after reporting a loan deal for $40 million in term loans with Hercules Capital.
    Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SSI) rose 5.6 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS) shares rose 5.2 percent to $2.42 in the pre-market trading session after falling 2.54 percent on Wednesday.

     

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    These are the top 5 holdings of AXAR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT L.P.Stonemor Partners LP (STON) – 6,650,613 shares, 68.21% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 8.91%Patterson-UTI Energy Inc (PTEN) – 730,000 shares, 21.11% of the total portfolio. Stage Stores Inc (SSI) – 1,750,000 shares, 6.3% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 75.00%Five Star Senior Living Inc (FVE) – 2,039,878 shares, 4.38% of the total portfolio. Added

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    These are the top 5 holdings of AXAR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT L.P.iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) – 1,060,000 shares, 73.71% of the total portfolio. Stonemor Partners LP (STON) – 6,650,613 shares, 17.03% of the total portfolio. Patterson-UTI Energy Inc (PTEN) – 730,000 shares, 5.58% of the total portfolio. Stage Stores Inc (SSI) – 2,115,200 shares, 2.16% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 20.87%Five Star Senior Living Inc (FVE) – 2,073,398 shares, 1.32% of the total portfolio. Shares added by

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.73 billion.
    McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $3.56 per share on revenue of $51.25 billion.
    Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.39 per share on revenue of $8.00 billion.
    Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $2.39 billion.
    Brady Corporation (NYSE: BRC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.49 per share on revenue of $291.47 million.
    Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $841.75 million.
    The Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE: TD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.16 per share on revenue of $6.86 billion.
    Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE: RY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.61 per share on revenue of $8.05 billion.
    58.com Inc. (NYSE: WUBA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $372.49 million.
    Luxoft Holding, Inc. (NYSE: LXFT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $228.53 million.
    The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $916.73 million.
    StealthGas Inc. (NASDAQ: GASS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $37.75 million.
    Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SSI) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: THR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $96.24 million.
    Tuniu Corporation (NASDAQ: TOUR) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.03 per share on revenue of $76.72 million.

     

Hot Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: BioPharmX Corporation(BPMX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Biopharmx Corp (NYSEAMERICAN:BPMX) were up 4.8% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $0.22 and last traded at $0.20. Approximately 32,497 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 100% from the average daily volume of 8,266,355 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.21.

Hot Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: CommVault Systems, Inc.(CVLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of CommVault Systems (NASDAQ:CVLT) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Saturday.

    A number of other analysts have also weighed in on CVLT. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group increased their price objective on shares of CommVault Systems and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of CommVault Systems from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating and set a $74.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 27th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of CommVault Systems from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Saturday, August 18th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $76.57.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on CommVault Systems (CVLT)

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. lowered its stake in CommVault Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVLT) by 43.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 465,638 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 359,373 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in CommVault Systems were worth $30,662,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019

Depending on how investors look at the situation, natural gas transportation fuels leader Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ:CLNE) is either oh-so-close to finally cashing in on its long-term potential or on the doorstep of a much worse fate. Considering shares have fallen almost 80% in the last three years, it may seem difficult to remain optimistic. But there are some rays of sunshine piercing through the dark clouds.

Management has made several difficult but necessary decisions to put the business on stable long-term footing. An important federal tax credit, although not currently active, is likely to be retroactively reinstated in future periods. And new commercial trucks utilizing cleaner-burning natural gas fuels are ready to hit the market. It could prove to be just the trifecta of catalysts Clean Energy Fuels needs to turn things around.

Or not.

It’s not an easy question to answer, but investors want to know: Where will Clean Energy Fuels by in three years? Let’s take a level-headed look at the path forward.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: German American Bancorp, Inc.(GABC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    German American Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GABC) – Research analysts at FIG Partners increased their FY2018 earnings estimates for German American Bancorp in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, May 2nd. FIG Partners analyst B. Martin now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $2.02 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $2.00.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Leidos Holdings, Inc.(LDOS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Leidos Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) was maintained as Buy but removed from the Conviction Buy list at Goldman Sachs.

    Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) already was rated as Buy at Goldman Sachs, but now the defense contractor has been added to the prized Conviction Buy List, with a $410 price target (versus a $317.13 close).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    The Keyw (NASDAQ: KEYW) and Leidos (NYSE:LDOS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its stake in shares of Leidos (NYSE:LDOS) by 11.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 213,155 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after purchasing an additional 22,482 shares during the quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank owned 0.14% of Leidos worth $13,939,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) and Aerohive Networks (NYSE:HIVE) are both aerospace companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Bank of Marin Bancorp(BMRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bank of Marin Bancorp (NASDAQ: BMRC) and OFG Bancorp (NYSE:OFG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about Bank of Marin Bancorp (NASDAQ:BMRC) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bank of Marin Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.5239093639876 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Bank of Marin Bancorp (NASDAQ:BMRC) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six research firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $75.67.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Civitas Solutions, Inc.(CIVI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Civitas Solutions (CIVI)

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion.
    Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.65 billion.
    Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $556.81 million.
    Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $383.37 million.
    Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $880.89 million.
    Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $396.25 million.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $73.23 million.
    Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $980.50 million.
    Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $220.14 million.
    Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $210.01 million.
    TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $198.62 million.
    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE: RBA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $153.87 million.
    Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $247.16 million.
    Jagged Peak En

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Balter Liquid Alternatives LLC acquired a new position in shares of Civitas Solutions (NYSE:CIVI) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 11,572 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $178,000.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Neovasc Inc.(NVCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Neovasc Inc (NASDAQ:NVCN) (TSE:NVC) shares dropped 10% during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $2.38 and last traded at $2.65. Approximately 3,137 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 99% from the average daily volume of 507,141 shares. The stock had previously closed at $2.41.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Neovasc Inc (NASDAQ:NVCN) (TSE:NVC) traded down 14.3% during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $2.60 and last traded at $2.69. 1,108,600 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 141% from the average session volume of 459,569 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.14.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    We’re talking 471% potential gains…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Renren Inc. (NYSE: RENN) $2.50 158.64%
    Astrotech Corp. (Nasdaq: ASTC) $4.17 132.80%
    Xenetic Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: XBIO) $5.58 71.95%
    Nordic American Tanker Shipping Ltd. (NYSE: NAT) $2.73 38.43%
    United States Antimony Corp. (NYSE: UAMY) $0.49 36.47%
    Soeno Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: SLNO) $2.65 33.05%
    Fibrocell Science Inc. (Nasdaq: FCSC) $3.16 31.36%
    Teekay Tankers Ltd. (NYSE: TNK) $1.30 29.70%
    Neovasc Inc. (Nasdaq: NVCN) $0.04 27.30%
    Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCMKTS: ATNM) $0.24 25.98%

    While the gains of last week’s top penny stocks are exciting, investors who know where to look can unlock even bigger gains…

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cerus (NASDAQ:CERS) and Neovasc (NASDAQ:NVCN) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Neovasc Inc. (NASDAQ:NVCN) (TSE:NVC) was the target of a large growth in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 74,020,430 shares, a growth of 55.3% from the April 13th total of 47,655,636 shares. Approximately 83.5% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 87,826,510 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.8 days.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Natera, Inc.(NTRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Natera (NASDAQ:NTRA) had its price target upped by Morgan Stanley from $15.00 to $16.00 in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. Morgan Stanley currently has an overweight rating on the medical research company’s stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Natera Inc (NASDAQ:NTRA) CEO Matthew Rabinowitz sold 403,462 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.90, for a total transaction of $10,046,203.80. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 1,701,686 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $42,371,981.40. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Trexquant Investment LP increased its position in Natera Inc (NASDAQ:NTRA) by 76.6% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 22,643 shares of the medical research company’s stock after buying an additional 9,820 shares during the period. Trexquant Investment LP’s holdings in Natera were worth $426,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Natera Inc (NASDAQ:NTRA) COO Steven Leonard Chapman sold 86,919 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.00, for a total value of $1,564,542.00. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 3,588 shares in the company, valued at approximately $64,584. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Natera Inc (NASDAQ:NTRA) shares traded down 10.7% during mid-day trading on Thursday after an insider sold shares in the company. The company traded as low as $21.99 and last traded at $22.14. 1,094,600 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 173% from the average session volume of 400,551 shares. The stock had previously closed at $24.78.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    In response to favorable coverage from Wall Street, shares of Natera (NASDAQ:NTRA), a diagnostics company focused on noninvasive genetic testing, rose 18% as of 4 p.m. EDT on Monday.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc.(CRZO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc (NASDAQ:CRZO) – Seaport Global Securities boosted their FY2019 earnings estimates for shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas in a report released on Monday, July 9th. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Kelly now expects that the oil and gas producer will post earnings per share of $5.12 for the year, up from their prior estimate of $4.57.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc (NASDAQ:CRZO) have been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the twenty-four analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Eleven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $26.88.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in CRZO. Sterling Investment Advisors Ltd. purchased a new stake in shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas in the 4th quarter worth about $128,000. CIBC Asset Management Inc purchased a new stake in shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas in the 4th quarter worth about $212,000. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas in the 4th quarter worth about $235,000. Cypress Capital Management LLC WY purchased a new stake in shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas in the 4th quarter worth about $296,000. Finally, Bowling Portfolio Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas in the 4th quarter worth about $306,000.

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    Carrizo Oil & Gas Company Profile

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc (NASDAQ:CRZO) – Analysts at SunTrust Banks increased their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas in a research note issued on Sunday, June 3rd. SunTrust Banks analyst N. Dingmann now expects that the oil and gas producer will earn $0.84 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.75. SunTrust Banks currently has a “Buy” rating and a $25.00 target price on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Carrizo Oil & Gas’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.91 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $2.85 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $4.13 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $4.20 EPS.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc (NASDAQ:CRZO) jumped nearly 13% by 1:45 p.m. EDT on Tuesday after the company reported stronger-than-expected first-quarter results.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Carrizo Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:CRZO) also rallied about 75% last quarter. The shale driller benefited from the uptick in crude prices, strong first-quarter results, and news that an activist investor increased its stake in the company to force changes such as selling assets or finding a merger partner. However, with shares surging in anticipation of a deal, the activist chose to cash in its chips and walk away toward the end of the quarter, after failing to convince the company to shift its strategy.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: BioPharmX Corporation(BPMX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Biopharmx Corp (NYSEAMERICAN:BPMX) were up 4.8% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $0.22 and last traded at $0.20. Approximately 32,497 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 100% from the average daily volume of 8,266,355 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.21.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: NEW GOLD INC.(NGD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Exor Investments (UK) LLP’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Exor+Investments+%28UK%29+LLP

    These are the top 5 holdings of Exor Investments (UK) LLPSibanye-Stillwater (SBGL) – 45,970,311 shares, 32.51% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 8.09%VEON Ltd (VEON) – 37,657,792 shares, 31.02% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 3.83%Cameco Corp (CCJ) – 5,967,410 shares, 19.32% of the total portfolio. Harmony Gold Mining Co Ltd (HMY) – 13,275,728 shares, 6.26% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 6.84%Novagold Resources Inc (NG) – 5,889,905 shares, 6.21% of the total portfolio. Shares

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News articles about New Gold (NASDAQ:NGD) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. New Gold earned a news impact score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.1175522193993 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) shares rose 67.5 percent to $49.96 in pre-market trading after Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced plans to acquire ARMO BioSciences for $50 per share.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) rose 62.8 percent to $11.30 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) rose 23.4 percent to $2.11 in pre-market trading following announcement that the company will pre-specify new subgroup with the FDA and report Phase 3 Part B results in June.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) rose 19.1 percent to $5.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 17.7 percent to $2.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 15.2 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after French company Total announced plans to acquire 25 percent stake in Clean Energy Fuels for $83.4 million.
    Everspin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRAM) rose 14.6 percent to $8.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported strong results for its first quarter.
    Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA) shares rose 11 percent to $27.50 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 sales.
    Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ: RUN) rose 8.9 percent to $10.70 in pre-market trading following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MediciNova, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNOV) rose 8.1 percent to $11.35 in pre-market trading after the company announced opening of Investigational New Drug Application for MN-166 (ibudilast) in glioblastoma.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) shares rose 7.7 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company reported that its President and CEO Hannes Portmann left the company. The company named Raymond Threlkeld as successor.
    Otter Tail Corporation (NASDAQ: OTTR) shares rose 7.4 percent to $46.60 in the pre-market trading session.
    Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIMX) shares rose
  • [By Paul Ausick]

    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) dropped about 4.7% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $2.05. Shares closed at $2.15 on Thursday and the stock’s 52-week high is $4.25. Volume was about 50% higher than the daily average of 4.2 million. The junior gold miner had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    New Gold Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: NGD) dropped about 2.9% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $2.35. Shares closed at $2.42 on Friday and the stock’s 52-week high is $4.25. Volume was about 10% below the daily average of around 5.8 million shares. The gold mining company had no news.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI raised its holdings in shares of New Gold Inc (Pre-Merger) (NYSEAMERICAN:NGD) by 5.3% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 2,015,289 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 101,852 shares during the period. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI owned about 0.35% of New Gold Inc (Pre-Merger) worth $4,192,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Evans Bancorp, Inc.(EVBN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Evans Bancorp (NYSEAMERICAN:EVBN) was downgraded by investment analysts at Hovde Group from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. They presently have a $50.00 price objective on the bank’s stock. Hovde Group’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 6.16% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    LSV Asset Management boosted its stake in shares of Evans Bancorp Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:EVBN) by 93.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 5,200 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,513 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management’s holdings in Evans Bancorp were worth $239,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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You see, companies are required to account for changes as soon as they can understand the impact those changes will have on their financials. This is one of the principles contained in the accounting standards known as GAAP, or generally accepted accounting principles.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Mosaic Company (The)(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 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 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 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 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: BioPharmX Corporation(BPMX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of BioPharmX Corp (NYSE: BPMX) were down 31 percent to $1.02 after the company announced the pricing of 3.6 million share common stock.

    Puma Biotechnology Inc (NYSE: PBYI) was down, falling around 22 percent to $27.53 after the company issued an update to the timeline for the filing of a new drug application. Puma Biotechnology will submit the NDA for neratinib in mid-2016. According to a press release, the decision was based on the company’s recent meetings with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.(HOT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cameron Saucier]

    After the deal was announced, the stocks of several companies benefited from their current exposure to Cuba or newly announced ties with the island country. For example, Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE: RCL) jumped from $69.11 per share on July 1 to $72.99 on July 12. And Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: HOT) hit its 52-week high of $84.37 in March after it announced new hotel deals in Cuba.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Monday, cyclical consumer goods & services shares gained by 0.41 percent. Top gainers in the sector included Kandi Technologies Group Inc (NASDAQ: KNDI), Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc (NYSE: HOT), and Lifetime Brands Inc (NASDAQ: LCUT).

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: FibroGen, Inc(FGEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    The Good

    The market remains resistant (Rs over Ss and Ns). Brokerages, banks and insurance companies continue their league-leading strength. The Russell 2000 Index is up for the 15th consecutive day. Retail extends yesterday’s strength. Nordstrom (JWN) , Macy’s (M) , Best Buy (BBY) , Target (TGT) , Walmart (WMT) , Foot Locker (FL) and JCPenney (JCP) are strong. First day down for Amazon (AMZN) . Agricultural commodities are lackluster, but soybeans are up another up $0.05 today, up substantially for three days in a row. Speculative biotech (Sage (SAGE) , FibroGen (FGEN) , Acadia Pharmaceuticals (ACAD) and Aerie Pharmaceuticals  (AERI) ) stronger after recent weakness. Ag equipment up big time after the Deere (DE) beat.

    The Bad

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: CST Brands, Inc.(CST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    CST Brands Inc (NYSE: CST) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $2.30 billion. CST Brands shares declined 1.20 percent to close at $36.21 on Thursday.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    CST Brands Inc (NYSE: CST) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $2.30 billion.

    American Axle & Manufact. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $998.76 million.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: WashingtonFirst Bankshares Inc(WFBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

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

    These are the top 5 holdings of CASTLE CREEK CAPITAL PARTNERS IV, LPGuaranty Bancorp (GBNK) – 1,448,849 shares, 39.1% of the total portfolio. MBT Financial Corp (MBTF) – 1,876,423 shares, 23.6% of the total portfolio. WashingtonFirst Bankshares Inc (WFBI) – 489,377 shares, 15.19% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 4558.07%Eastern Virginia Bankshares Inc (EVBS) – 1,061,225 shares, 12.33% of the total portfolio. First NBC Bank Holding Co (FNBC) – 2,205,382 shares, 9.78% of the total portfolio. Added: Wa

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: TransAlta Renewables Inc. (TRSWF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    TransAlta Renewables (OTC:TRSWF) (RNW CA) is a good comp, and trades at 12.3x EBITDA. Similar to NYLD, they own renewables as well as a few gas-fired power plants. The yield on RNW is similar to NYLD at 6.0%. The only real difference is that RNW is less levered (mid-3s on a debt/EBITDA basis), but has clearly overpaid for certain assets in order to help the parent (TransAlta Corp. ticker TA in Canada) to delever.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc.(CRZO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, energy shares fell 1.03 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included PrimeEnergy Corporation (NASDAQ: PNRG), down 4 percent, and Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc (NASDAQ: CRZO) down 7 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, energy shares fell 0.70 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included SM Energy Co (NYSE: SM), down 5 percent, and Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc (NASDAQ: CRZO) down 6 percent.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Since independent oil and gas producer Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 results Tuesday morning, shares have taken a beating. Just looking at earnings per share (EPS) and revenues, the punishment seems to be worse than the crime.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Carrizo Oil and Gas Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO), Medifast Inc. (NYSE: MED), Medley Capital Corp. (NYSE: MCC), Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OXY) and Sothebys (NYSE: BID).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO) is rated a Buy with a lowered price target of $48. The EPS estimate for 2017 has been lowered from $1.65 to $1.41, and the 2018 estimate was raised from $3.90 to $4.02. Shares closed Friday at $31.18, in a 52-week range of $24.18 to $43.96, and the consensus 12-month estimate is $46.52.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Popular, Inc.(BPOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We believe investors should continue to own three types of bank stocks: “Return of Capital (RC) Stocks”, “Risk On (RO) Stocks”, and “Multiple Revaluation (MR) Stocks.” RC stocks include M&T Bank (MTB), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), and SunTrust Banks (STI); RO stocks include Bank of America, Popular (BPOP), Citigroup, JPMorgan, and KeyCorp (KEY); and MR stocks include BB&T (BBT) and PNC Financial Services Group (PNC).

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Founded in 1893, mid cap Popular Inc (NASDAQ: BPOP) is the leading banking institution by both assets and deposits in Puerto Rico and ranks among the top 50 U.S. banks by assets. Popular provides retail, mortgage and commercial banking services through its principal banking subsidiary, Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, as well as auto and equipment leasing and financing, investment banking, broker-dealer and insurance services through specialized subsidiaries. In the United States, Popular has established a community-banking franchise providing a broad range of financial services and products with branches in New York, New Jersey and Florida under the name of Popular Community Bank.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: CPI Aerostructures, Inc.(CVU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (NYSE: CVU) were down around 14 percent to $7.30 on downbeat quarterly results.

    IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT) was down, falling around 15 percent to $15.88 following Q2 results. IDT reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $875,000.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (NYSE: CVU) got a boost, shooting up 25 percent to $7.10 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results.

    Wayfair Inc (NYSE: W) shares were also up, gaining 25 percent to $63.71 after first-quarter earnings boasted a 2.7-percent sales beat and 46-percent year-over-year increase in active customers.