Shares of Mesa Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLAB) reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $213.67 and last traded at $208.41, with a volume of 178 shares. The stock had previously closed at $210.00.
Several research firms have issued reports on MLAB. BidaskClub upgraded Mesa Laboratories from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 8th. ValuEngine downgraded Mesa Laboratories from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 22nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Mesa Laboratories from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 28th.
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The firm has a market capitalization of $753.00 million, a PE ratio of 32.51 and a beta of 0.47. The company has a quick ratio of 1.32, a current ratio of 1.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45.
Top Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cancer Genetics, Inc.(CGIX)
Cancer Genetics, Inc., an oncology diagnostics company, focuses on developing and commercializing DNA-based tests and services to enhance and personalize the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of targeted cancers in the United States, India, and China. The company offers microarray based testing, a microarray tests for the detection of chromosomal abnormalities observed in chronic lymphocytic leukemia, small lymphocytic lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, and kidney cancer; and next generation sequencing testing, a proprietary next generation sequencing tests for the diagnosis and prognosis of genomic alterations in chronic lymphocytic leukemia, myeloma, and B-cell non-hodgkin’s lymphomas. It also provides molecular testing services, such as polymerase chain reaction, sequencing, and mutation analysis to analyze DNA and RNA, as well as to follow progression of disease and response to therapy at the genetic level; and cytogenetics testing, a series of methods that analyze human chromosomes in order to identify malignancy. In addition, the company provides fluorescent in situ hybridization testing, an analysis of abnormalities at the chromosomal and gene levels; histology testing, a microscopic examination of stained tissue sections; and cytology testing, a non-gynecological fluid preparation for microscopic evaluations. Further, it offers IHC testing, an analysis of the distribution of tumor antigens in specific cell and tissue types. Additionally, the company provides various oncology-focused tests and laboratory services to oncologists and pathologists in hospitals, cancer centers, and physician offices, as well as to biotech and pharmaceutical companies for their clinical trials. It also provides Expand Dx program for community hospitals oncology diagnostic process; and consulting, guidance, and preparation of samples and clinical trial design. Cancer Genetics, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Rutherford, New Jersey.
- [By Max Byerly]
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- [By Ethan Ryder]
Cancer Genetics Inc (NASDAQ:CGIX) shares were up 11.5% during trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $1.30 and last traded at $1.26. Approximately 511,599 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 51% from the average daily volume of 338,528 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.13.
- [By Max Byerly]
Cancer Genetics Inc (NASDAQ:CGIX) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest in the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 565,972 shares, a drop of 38.5% from the May 15th total of 919,865 shares. Approximately 2.5% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 207,962 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.7 days.
- [By Max Byerly]
OpGen (NASDAQ: OPGN) and Cancer Genetics (NASDAQ:CGIX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and risk.
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Landstar System, Inc. was incorporated in January 1991 under the laws of the State of Delaware. It acquired all of the capital stock of its predecessor, Landstar System Holdings, Inc. (“LSHI”) on March 28, 1991. Landstar System, Inc. has been a publicly held company since its initial public offering in March 1993. LSHI owns directly or indirectly all of the common stock of Landstar Ranger, Inc. (“Landstar Ranger”), Landstar Inway, Inc. (“Landstar Inway”), Landstar Ligon, Inc. (“Landstar Ligon”), Landstar Gemini, Inc. (“Landstar Gemini”), Landstar Transportation Logistics, Inc. (“Landstar Transportation Logistics”), Landstar Global Logistics, Inc. (“Landstar Global Logistics”), Landstar Express America, Inc. (“Landstar Express America”), Landstar Canada Holdings, Inc. (“LCHI”), Landstar Canada, Inc. (“Landstar Canada”), Landstar Contractor Financing, Inc. (“LCFI”), Risk Management Claim Services, Inc. (“RMCS”) and Signature Insurance Company (“Signature”). Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By John Rotonti]
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- [By Max Byerly]
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Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited, through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and distribution of telecommunications, power cable, and enameled wire products primarily in Thailand, China, Singapore, and Australia. The company offers telecommunications cable products, including copper-based and fiber optic cables for telephone and data transmissions; armored and unarmored low voltage power transmission cable, which is used to transmit electricity to and within commercial and residential buildings, as well as to outdoor installations, such as street lights, traffic signals, and other signs; and enameled wire, which is used in the assembly of a range of electrical products, such as oil-filled transformers, refrigerator motors, telephones, radios, televisions, fan motors, air conditioner compressors, and other electric appliances. It also distributes copper rod, and wire and cable products; and offers project engineering services in the supply, delivery, and installation of power cables. The company serves government organizations, electric contracting firms, electrical dealers, and wire and cable factories. Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited is a subsidiary of Pacific Electric Wire & Cable Co., Ltd.
- [By Lisa Levin]
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Top Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.(AAOI)
Applied Optoelectronics, Inc., incorporated on March 25, 2013, is a vertically integrated provider of fiber-optic networking products. The Company offers its products for approximately three networking end markets, such as Internet data center; cable television (CATV), and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH). The Company designs and manufactures a range of optical communications products at varying levels of integration, from components, subassemblies and modules to turnkey equipment. The Company’s customers in the Internet data center market include Internet-based (Web 2.0) data center operators, to whom it supplies optical transceivers that plug into switches and servers within the data center, and allow these network devices to send and receive data over fiber optic cables. To the CATV market, the Company supplies a range of products, including lasers, transmitters and turnkey equipment, as well as headend, node and distribution equipment. The Company designs, manufactures and integrates its own analog and digital lasers using a combination of Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) and its Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) fabrication process.
The Company’s components incorporate one or more of its optical laser chips inside a precision housing that provides mechanical protection, as well as standardized electrical contacts. Its other optical components may also include optical filters or other optical elements by which optical signals are routed internally within the component. These components may also include coolers, heaters and sensors that allow the temperature of the laser chip to be measured and controlled. At the next level of integration, the Company’s module or sub-assembly products typically contain one or more of its optical components and additional control circuitry. For other levels of integration, the Company’s equipment products typically contain one or more optical components, modules and additional electronic control circuitry required to enable these subsystems to operate! independently. The Company’s manufacturing sites are located at Sugar Land, Texas; Ningbo, China, and Taipei, Taiwan.
The Company competes with EMCORE Corporation, Finisar Corporation, Foxconn Interconnect Technology Ltd., Lumentum Holding, Inc., Mitsubishi, Molex, LLC, Oclaro, Inc., Source Photonics and Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
- [By Anders Bylund]
Shares of Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) fell 22.3% in February, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The vertically integrated maker of fiber-optic networking products, ranging from laser chips and components to turnkey systems, bucked the positive trend of many other stocks in the same sector due to a couple of pessimistic analyst notes and an unwelcome convertible-debt offering.
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Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFebruary 21, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET
Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
- [By Anders Bylund]
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- [By Nicholas Rossolillo]
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Top Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Civista Bancshares, Inc. (CIVB)
CIVISTA BANCSHARES, INC. (“CBI”) was organized under the laws of the State of Ohio on February 19, 1987 and is a registered financial holding company under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999, as amended. CBI’s office is located at 100 East Water Street, Sandusky, Ohio. CBI and its subsidiaries are sometimes referred to together as the Company. The Company had total consolidated assets of $1,315,041 at December 31, 2015.
CIVISTA BANK (“Civista”), owned by the Company since 1987, opened for business in 1884 as The Citizens National Bank. In 1898, Civista was reorganized under Ohio banking law and was known as The Citizens Bank and Trust Company. In 1908, Civista surrendered its trust charter and began operation The Citizens Banking Company. The name Civista Bank was introduced during the first quarter of 2015 to solidify our dual Citizens/Champaign brand and distinguish ourselves from the many other Citizens’ Banks in existing and prospective markets. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Logan Wallace]
Lakeland Financial (NASDAQ:LKFN) and Civista Bancshares (NASDAQ:CIVB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.
- [By Max Byerly]
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