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We’re halfway through 2018 already. We investors may want to take a mid-year look at our portfolios, rebalancing and introducing new ideas. The tax year will end before you know it, so it’s a good idea to stay on top of your nest egg long before December rolls around.

In that spirit, we asked a few of our Motley Fool investors what they see as the best investment ideas at the start of July, 2018. They were quick to suggest Chinese e-commerce giant Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), coffee giant Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX), clean energy specialist TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP), semiconductor veteran Intel, (NASDAQ:INTC), and Texan bank Cullen/Frost Bankers (NYSE:CFR).

Read on for all the juicy details on these timely investment ideas.

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Look beyond our borders

Danny Vena (Baidu): As a whole, U.S. investors tend to focus on domestic companies, but in doing so miss out on significant international opportunities. This is especially true of China, which is a walled garden when it comes to internet-related services, and as a result, U.S. companies will never achieve the level of popularity or penetration that homegrown businesses realize in the Middle Kingdom.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: America First Tax Exempt Investors L.P.(ATAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on America First Multifamily Investors (ATAX)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    America First Multifamily Investors LP (NASDAQ:ATAX) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, September 14th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 28th will be given a dividend of 0.125 per share by the financial services provider on Wednesday, October 31st. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 8.50%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 27th.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    America First Multifamily Investors LP (NASDAQ:ATAX) Director Lisa Y. Roskens bought 5,965 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 27th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $5.95 per share, for a total transaction of $35,491.75. Following the purchase, the director now owns 100,069 shares in the company, valued at approximately $595,410.55. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TheStreet downgraded shares of America First Multifamily Investors (NASDAQ:ATAX) from a b- rating to a c+ rating in a research report released on Friday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of America First Tax Exempt Investors, L.P. (NASDAQ:ATAX) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $6.47 and last traded at $6.43, with a volume of 54800 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $6.43.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: BlueLinx Holdings Inc.(BXC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Bitcedi (BXC) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the
    Cryptonight hashing algorithm. Its launch date was May 16th, 2016. Bitcedi’s total supply is 9,616,277 coins and its circulating supply is 5,756,371 coins. Bitcedi’s official Twitter account is @bitcedis and its Facebook page is accessible here. The official website for Bitcedi is bitcedi.org.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bitcedi (CURRENCY:BXC) traded 0.7% lower against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on May 20th. One Bitcedi coin can currently be bought for $0.0099 or 0.00000109 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges. Bitcedi has a market capitalization of $57,027.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Bitcedi was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last seven days, Bitcedi has traded down 28.3% against the US dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bitcedi (BXC) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the
    Cryptonight hashing algorithm. Its launch date was May 16th, 2016. Bitcedi’s total supply is 9,616,277 coins and its circulating supply is 5,756,371 coins. Bitcedi’s official website is bitcedi.org. Bitcedi’s official Twitter account is @bitcedis and its Facebook page is accessible here.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    JBF Capital Inc. increased its holdings in shares of BlueLinx Holdings Inc. (NYSE:BXC) by 14.3% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 31,900 shares of the construction company’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,000 shares during the period. JBF Capital Inc.’s holdings in BlueLinx were worth $1,197,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: First Trust Energy Income and Growth Fund(FEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Frenkel Topping Group Plc (LON:FEN) hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday after FinnCap lowered their price target on the stock from GBX 65 to GBX 45. FinnCap currently has a corporate rating on the stock. Frenkel Topping Group traded as low as GBX 35 ($0.47) and last traded at GBX 37 ($0.49), with a volume of 388157 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at GBX 46.80 ($0.62).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund (NYSEAMERICAN:FEN) was the target of a significant growth in short interest during the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 48,349 shares, a growth of 530.7% from the September 14th total of 7,666 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 77,969 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.6 days.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: The Blackstone Group L.P.(BX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) shares were also up, gaining 16 percent to $27.51 after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    In a related announcement, the world’s largest asset management firm, BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BX) has said it will talk to gunmakers and distributors “to understand their response” to the Parkland shooting. According to a report from Reuters, BlackRock owns about 17% of Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc. (NYSE: RGR) and 11% of American Outdoor Brands Corp. (NASDAQ: AOBC), maker of Smith & Wesson firearms, mostly in index funds. BlackRock did not indicate that it planned to divest its positions.

  • [By ]

    The Blackstone Group (BX) : “I’ve been a backer for 10 years. I think they’re real good.”

    Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) : “That one does real good. “

Top Medical Stocks To Own Right Now

Teacher Retirement System of Texas cut its position in Charles River Laboratories Intl. Inc (NYSE:CRL) by 8.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 9,623 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 862 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Charles River Laboratories Intl. were worth $1,080,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of CRL. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL lifted its position in Charles River Laboratories Intl. by 40.0% during the first quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL now owns 7,000 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $747,000 after buying an additional 2,000 shares in the last quarter. Mackay Shields LLC lifted its position in Charles River Laboratories Intl. by 272.4% during the second quarter. Mackay Shields LLC now owns 46,182 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $5,184,000 after buying an additional 33,781 shares in the last quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA purchased a new position in Charles River Laboratories Intl. during the first quarter worth approximately $13,139,000. Principal Financial Group Inc. lifted its position in Charles River Laboratories Intl. by 2.6% during the first quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 207,753 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $22,176,000 after buying an additional 5,293 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Douglass Winthrop Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Charles River Laboratories Intl. during the second quarter worth approximately $337,000. 97.76% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Top Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Ryerson Holding Corporation(RYI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Ryerson Holding (NYSE:RYI) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the eight analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $11.69.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the materials shares rose 0.49 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Ryerson Holding Corporation (NYSE: RYI), up 11 percent, and Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) up 10 percent.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Green Brick Partners, Inc.(GRBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    M/I Homes (NASDAQ: GRBK) and Green Brick Partners (NASDAQ:GRBK) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Green Brick Partners (GRBK)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Green Brick Partners (NASDAQ:GRBK) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

Top Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: The Blackstone Group L.P.(BX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Twin Disc, Incorporated (NASDAQ: TWIN) shares surged 24.34 percent to close at $28.86 following Q3 earnings.
    Bioblast Pharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: ORPN) rose 21.89 percent to close at $2.45.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) gained 20.19 percent to close at $8.75. Evolus named David Moatazedi as new CEO.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) rose 18.56 percent to close at $3.13 on Monday after falling 39.86 percent on Friday.
    CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE: CVM) gained 17.09 percent to close at $2.74.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) shares jumped 16.39 percent to close at $146.75 on Monday after Elliott Management confirmed a $160 per share cash offer for athenahealth.
    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) rose 15.45 percent to close at $27.50 after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.
    National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) surged 15.23 percent to close at $6.43 after the company posted upbeat quarterly profit.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) rose 14.53 percent to close at $7.33
    CohBar, Inc. (NASDAQ: CWBR) gained 14.36 percent to close at $6.29.
    Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTPH) gained 12.69 percent to close at $3.64.
    Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) gained 12.27 percent to close at $10.89 following Q1 results.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) shares climbed 9.8 percent to close at $19.05.
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) rose 4.93 percent to close at $256.89. Barclays upgraded Illumina from Equal-Weight to Overweight.
    Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR) surged 3.92 percent to close at $15.63. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Cloudera with a Buy rating.

     

  • [By ]

    The Blackstone Group (BX) : “I’ve been a backer for 10 years. I think they’re real good.”

    Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) : “That one does real good. “

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Blackstone Group LP (NYSE:BX) – Stock analysts at William Blair lifted their Q2 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Blackstone Group in a report issued on Monday, June 4th. William Blair analyst C. Shutler now expects that the asset manager will post earnings of $0.66 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.65. William Blair also issued estimates for Blackstone Group’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.70 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.73 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. lessened its position in Blackstone Group LP (NYSE:BX) by 8.0% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 157,103 shares of the asset manager’s stock after selling 13,576 shares during the period. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Blackstone Group were worth $5,054,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Blackstone Group LP (NYSE:BX) – Investment analysts at Oppenheimer reduced their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Blackstone Group in a research note issued on Thursday, January 31st. Oppenheimer analyst L. Rudary now anticipates that the asset manager will post earnings per share of $0.72 for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.81. Oppenheimer has a “Buy” rating and a $44.00 price objective on the stock. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Blackstone Group’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.73 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.73 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.75 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $3.20 EPS.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de

Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019

PRA Health Sciences (NASDAQ:PRAH)‘s stock had its “overweight” rating reiterated by equities researchers at Barclays in a note issued to investors on Thursday, The Fly reports. They presently have a $115.00 target price on the medical research company’s stock. Barclays’ target price would indicate a potential upside of 9.71% from the company’s previous close.

Several other analysts also recently weighed in on PRAH. BidaskClub downgraded PRA Health Sciences from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, April 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded PRA Health Sciences from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 1st. ValuEngine downgraded PRA Health Sciences from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 7th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $115.00 target price on shares of PRA Health Sciences in a research note on Friday, July 20th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $100.36.

Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019: Moneygram International, Inc.(MGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Cramer was bearish on Xilinx (XLNX) , Celgene (CELG) , Exelixis (EXEL) , Moneygram (MGI) , Monster Beverage (MNST) , SunCoke Energy Partners (SXCP) and Mattel (MAT) .

  • [By ]

    Moneygram (MGI) : “No, you need quality and this one doesn’t have it.”

    Monster Beverage (MNST) : “I think this one has run out of gas so I’m going to say don’t buy. “

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Moneygram International (MGI)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Clearline Capital LP bought a new position in shares of Moneygram International Inc (NASDAQ:MGI) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 17,799 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $153,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019: Forrester Research, Inc.(FORR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Forrester Research (FORR)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Forrester Research (NASDAQ:FORR) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    According to a report from Forrester Research Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR), online sales will account for 17% of all retail sales in the United States by 2022.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Forrester Research (NASDAQ:FORR) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.(TNDM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday was a tough day on Wall Street, as the Nasdaq Composite led the way lower among major benchmarks. With the market stuck squarely in the quarterly lull between financial reports from well-known companies, investors have little to go on other than macroeconomic and geopolitical news, and uncertainties related to trade and the political tides in Washington acted to weigh on sentiment to start the week. A few companies saw their shares take much larger hits than the overall market, and Nio (NYSE:NIO), Mersana Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MRSN), and Tandem Diabetes Care (NASDAQ:TNDM) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Which were the biggest winners? Tandem Diabetes Care (NASDAQ:TNDM), DexCom (NASDAQ:DXCM), and Senseonics Holdings (NYSEMKT:SENS) stocks enjoyed tremendous success during the first six months of 2018. Here’s why these are the three best diabetes stocks of 2018 so far — and if they’re still smart picks for investors.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Tandem Diabetes Care (NASDAQ:TNDM), TransEnterix (NYSEMKT:TRXC), and CRISPR Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CRSP) ranked among the biggest healthcare winners for the week. What drove these stocks higher — and are they still buys? Here’s what you need to know about these hot healthcare stocks. 

Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019: The Blackstone Group L.P.(BX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    The market hasn’t had its needed purge yet says Byron Wien, who is Vice Chairman in the Private Wealth Solutions of Blackstone Group (BX) . “We will retest the February lows [in the markets],” Wien, 86, said on a recent call with media. Wien continues to believe the S&P 500 will rally back after testing the lows, charting a path to 3,000 by year end.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Vivint Solar has a long history with one of the top institutional investors in the world: Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX). The private-equity giant – with more than $434 billion under management – purchased Vivant in 2012.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. lessened its position in Blackstone Group LP (NYSE:BX) by 8.0% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 157,103 shares of the asset manager’s stock after selling 13,576 shares during the period. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Blackstone Group were worth $5,054,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) shares dipped on Thursday after the company announced its newest investment. This is a first for Blackstone, moving into the life sciences industry, which it has historically avoided.

Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019: Kona Grill Inc.(KONA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) jumped 43.3 percent to $0.5447 after the micro-cap specialty diagnostics company reported preliminary first-quarter results. The company said its first quarter revenue rose 286 percent from the same quarter a year ago to $712,000.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) gained 34.5 percent to $4.52 after the company announced it would proceed with Phase 3 development of GR-MD-02 for NASH Cirrhosis following the FDA meeting.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) shares rose 21.9 percent to $8.1063.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16 percent to $15.65.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares jumped 15.5 percent to $3.6263 after the company disclosed that its application for Medicare codes received favorable preliminary decision.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) rose 13.7 percent to $10.12.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 13.7 percent to $4.6743.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares gained 12.2 percent to $35.34 as optical sector is seeing strength following President Trump's announcement that he would work with China related to ZTE Corp.
    Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) shares rose 11.3 percent to $35.17. Jefferies upgraded Tailored Brands from Hold to Buy.
    Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ: KONA) jumped 10.6 percent to $2.875.
    Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ: FNHC) shares rose 10.6 percent to $20.29. Raymond James upgraded Federated National Holding from Outperform to Strong Buy.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) climbed 10.2 percent to $15.15. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) shares climbed 10.1 percent to $3.16. Stein Mart is expected to release Q1 earnings on May 23.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 9.7 percent to $108.60 after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restar
  • [By Max Byerly]

    Kona Grill (NASDAQ: KONA) and Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News stories about Kona Grill (NASDAQ:KONA) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 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. Kona Grill earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 47.6558176409177 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Hot Canadian Stocks To Watch For 2019

Anyone who holds stock in a Canadian marijuana company, including Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY), had their nerves rattled on September 14. The nervousness was sparked by news that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency is considering permanently banning Canadians who work or invest in the marijuana sector from entering the U.S. In the wake of this news, I’d wait until after the U.S. midterm elections, scheduled to be held on November 6, before buying Tilray stock on weakness. 

“If you work for the industry, that is grounds for inadmissibility,” Todd Owen, executive assistant commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency’s Office of Field Operations, told Politico. “We don’t recognize that as a legal business,” he added.

So if you invest in a marijuana company and live in Toronto, you could find yourself permanently banned from entering the U.S.

I’m a Canadian. I can’t stand Donald Trump, but that’s not enough of a reason to stop me from visiting our neighbors to the south. I have friends and family in the U.S. And quite frankly, it’s a fun place to visit and do business.

Hot Canadian Stocks To Watch For 2019: The Blackstone Group L.P.(BX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tim Melvin]

    That began to change a few years ago, when the big private equity firms began to go public. The Blackstone Group LP  (NYSE: BX) was the first back in 2007, followed by KKR in 2010, Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE: APO) in 2011, and The Carlyle Group LP (Nasdaq: CG) in 2012.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) rose 13.4 percent to $27.01 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.
    Warrior Met Coal, Inc. (NYSE: HCC) rose 9.1 percent to $30 in pre-market trading after climbing 5.61 percent on Friday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) rose 6.2 percent to $4.83 in pre-market trading after falling 48.35 percent on Friday.
    Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) rose 6 percent to $2.85 in pre-market trading after climbing 1.89 percent on Friday.
    Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CTRP) rose 4.8 percent to $43.15 in pre-market trading.
    G1 Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GTHX) rose 3.2 percent to $44.00 in pre-market trading after climbing 6.92 percent on Friday.
    Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) rose 3.2 percent to $33.68 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.03 percent on Friday.
    Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) rose 3.1 percent to $59.45 in pre-market trading. Nestle announced plans to acquire rights to market, sell and distribute Starbucks Brands.

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  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    Shares of Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE:GPT) had soared by more than 15% as of 12:03 p.m. EDT Monday on news that the real estate investment trust will be acquired by Blackstone Group’s (NYSE:BX) Blackstone Real Estate Partners VIII L.P fund in an all-cash transaction.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    In a related announcement, the world’s largest asset management firm, BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BX) has said it will talk to gunmakers and distributors “to understand their response” to the Parkland shooting. According to a report from Reuters, BlackRock owns about 17% of Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc. (NYSE: RGR) and 11% of American Outdoor Brands Corp. (NASDAQ: AOBC), maker of Smith & Wesson firearms, mostly in index funds. BlackRock did not indicate that it planned to divest its positions.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
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Hot Canadian Stocks To Watch For 2019: POSCO(PKX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in POSCO (NYSE:PKX) during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm acquired 2,035 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $160,000.

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Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its holdings in Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) by 40.1% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 183,809 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after buying an additional 52,654 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd.’s holdings in Biogen were worth $50,222,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of BIIB. Certified Advisory Corp increased its stake in Biogen by 445.2% in the 1st quarter. Certified Advisory Corp now owns 398 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $108,000 after buying an additional 325 shares in the last quarter. Captrust Financial Advisors purchased a new stake in Biogen in the 4th quarter worth $113,000. Prentiss Smith & Co. Inc. purchased a new stake in Biogen in the 4th quarter worth $123,000. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. grew its position in shares of Biogen by 77.0% during the fourth quarter. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. now owns 400 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $127,000 after purchasing an additional 174 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bedel Financial Consulting Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Biogen during the first quarter valued at about $131,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 87.31% of the company’s stock.

Top Insurance Stocks For 2019: The Blackstone Group L.P.(BX)

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Top Insurance Stocks For 2019: Xylem Inc.(XYL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Hsbc Holdings PLC cut its holdings in Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) by 7.8% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 309,799 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 26,335 shares during the quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC’s holdings in Xylem were worth $23,830,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Xylem Inc (NYSE:XYL) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the twelve brokerages that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $79.78.

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    Given the need for food and energy in order to support booming population growth in emerging markets, there’ll be a need for significant investment in sustainable water solutions. It’s a compelling long-term investment case, and I think Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR), Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) and Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR) are stocks well-placed to play the investment theme. One of the interesting things about water is that there’s no lack of it or difficulty in finding it; the problem is ensuring its quality (for both potable water and wastewater) and transporting it to the right places. This means there’s likely to be good long-term demand for companies serving the market.

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Top Insurance Stocks For 2019: Platform Specialty Products Corporation(PAH)

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    Shares of Platform Specialty Products Co. (NYSE:PAH) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight brokerages that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $14.40.