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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now

On August 30, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Novartis’ (NYSE:NVS) Erelzi, a biosimilar to Amgen’s (NASDAQ:AMGN) biggest seller, Enbrel. Erelzi is the second biosimilar available in the U.S. after Zarxio, also by Novartis, and again a biosimilar to another of Amgen’s top products, Neupogen. Amgen has been trying its best to offset these challenges by advancing new products. For example, the company earned a positive opinion last week from the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use for the approval of Parsabiv to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism; but there are other setbacks as well, such as receiving a Complete Response Letter a month prior from the FDA for the same indication.

In the past 21 months, Amgen’s recently approved products in the U.S. included IMLYGIC (in October 2015), Repatha ( September 2015), Corlanor (April 2015), and BLINCYTO (December 2014). Altogether, these four netted less than $60 million of Amgen’s $4,317 million in U.S. second quarter product sales. BLINCYTO’s share will likely increase, as it was correctly predicted to gain an expanded label for pediatric use in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) on September 1. Investors should be further encouraged by broad coverage of these new products by the nation’s largest health plans (Table 1).

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Liberty Global plc(LBTYB)

Liberty Global plc (Liberty), incorporated on January 29, 2013, is an international cable company with operations in 14 countries. The Company connects people to the digital world and enables them to discover and experience its endless possibilities. Its products are provided through next-generation networks and technology platforms that connect 27 million customers subscribing to 57 million television, broadband Internet and telephony services. In addition, the Company served five million mobile subscribers and offered WiFi service across six million access points. Its consumer brands include Virgin Media, Ziggo, Unitymedia, Telenet, UPC, VTR, and Liberty Cablevision. Its operations also include Liberty Global Business Services and Liberty Global Ventures.

The Company offers various broadband services over its cable distribution systems, including video, broadband Internet and fixed-line telephony and, in certain of its operations, the Company offers mobile services. The Company also offers triple-play, which includes services, such as digital video, Internet and fixed-line telephony in a subscription. The Company also offers video services through DIRECT TO HOME (DTH) or through multichannel multipoint (microwave) distribution systems (MMDS). Liberty Globals consumer brands include Virgin Media, Ziggo, Unitymedia, Telenet, UPC Cablecom, UPC, VTR and in Puerto Rico, Liberty. In terms of video subscribers, the Company operates a cable network in each of Austria, Belgium, Chile, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Puerto Rico, Slovakia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Germany and Romania. The Companys cable operations offer a range of video services, including basic and premium programming, which can be viewed on the television (TV) and in select markets, through Internet connected devices in the home and whenever there is Internet connectivity. Liberty Global also provides service offerings, such as an electronic programming guide, high definition (HD) ch! annels, digital video recorders (DVR) and HD DVR.

The Companys service offerings also include video-on-demand (VoD) and next generation set-top boxes, such as the multimedia home gateway Horizon TV or the TiVo service offered by Virgin Media in the United Kingdom. Its services, together with DVR and HD DVR functionality, give its customers to control when they watch their programming. Liberty Global also offers pay-per-view programming on channels it distributes and through VoD. The Company also offers select programming in three-dimensional (3D) format to its customers who have three-dimensional capable televisions. The Companys various operations offer television applications that allow access to programming on various devices, including laptops, smartphones and tablets. The Company offers basic digital television channels in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Romania, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. The Company also offers expanded channel packages and premium channels and services. The Company also offers a common interface plus (CI+) module to access its encrypted digital services. A CI+ module is a small device (credit card size) that allows customers with a CI+ enabled television set, who subscribe to, or otherwise have access to, its digital video service, to view such services without a set-top box.

The Company also offers up gradation to one of its extended digital tier services and receive various video channels, including the channels in the basic tier service. A limited number of HD channels are included in its basic tiers of service. The Company also allows digital subscribers to subscribe to one or more packages of premium channels, including additional HD channels. In digital tiers of service, the Company allows a subscriber to upgrade the standard digital device to one with DVR or HD DVR capabilities, which may be rented or purchased. The Company provides a VoD enabled set-top box for the customers who subscribe to a digital tier. The! Company ! also offers VoD services, including catch-up television, on a subscription basis or a transaction basis, depending on location and the tier of digital service selected by the subscriber. Liberty Global offers analog services in its broadband markets, except in the United Kingdom and in Puerto Rico. Subscribers to its analog video service receive 21 to 67 channels of video service. In Ireland and Slovakia, the Company offers various video channels through multichannel multipoint (microwave) distribution systems (MMDS).

The Companys channel offerings include entertainment, sports, movies, documentaries, lifestyles, news, adult, children and ethnic and foreign channels. It also offers various premium channel packages, such as sports, family and international focus, and its VoD service provides various movies and special events. Liberty Global offers digital video services through DTH satellite in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. It offers these services through UPC DTH S.a.r.l (UPC DTH), a subsidiary of UPC Holding, which also provides these services in Romania with FocusSat Romania Srl (FocusSat). The Company offers a basic video tier of services. The Company, through its interactive services, offers Horizon TV, which is a multimedia home gateway, in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, Poland and the Czech Republic. Horizon TV is a media platform, which allows distribution of video, voice and data content in the home and multiple devices. Horizon TV has a user interface that enables customers to view channels, VoD programming and personal media content and to pause, replay and record programming. Horizon TV also integrates access to personal media content, such as photos, music and movies stored in the home network. Horizon TV also allows recording till approximately four programs simultaneously and to connect till over four devices at the same time and view different content.

The Company offers applications for various online services, such as Y! ouTube, F! acebook and Picasa. The Horizon family of products also includes an online television application for viewing on a second screen, Horizon Go, which allows video customers to view linear channels. Horizon Go also offers access to VoD and, for Horizon TV customers, the second screen devices also acts as a remote control. The Company, through Horizon Go, allows remotely scheduling the recording of a television program on the Horizon TV box at home through an iPhone operating system (iOS) or Android mobile digital device or an Internet Web browser. The Company offers digital video experiences through the TiVo platform in the United Kingdom. The TiVo boxes provide converged television and broadband Internet capabilities. The Company also offers MyPrime, which is a subscription VoD offering. MyPrime offers customers streaming access to a library of on-demand content. Liberty Global offers various ranges of broadband Internet service in its broadband communications market. Its service includes download speeds ranging from less than one megabit per second (Mbps) to an ultra high-speed Internet service of 500 Mbps in Hungary and Romania. Its Internet service includes e-mail, address book and parental controls. The Company also offers broadband services through its operations, which include security, such as anti-virus and spam protection, and online storage and Web spaces. The Company also offers mobile broadband services.

The Companys residential subscribers access the Internet through cable modems connected to their Internet capable devices, including personal computers, at various speeds depending on the range of service selected. The Company offers a community wireless fidelity (WiFi) in the home (Community WiFi). The Company offers Community WiFi under the brand Wi-Free in Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Romania, and as WifiSpots in the Netherlands. The Company has approximately 6.1 million access points in its European footprint. The Company offer! s telepho! ny services through its voice-over-Internet-protocol (VoIP) technology in its broadband communication markets. In the United Kingdom, Chile and Hungary, the Company also provides circuit-switched fixed-line telephony services. The Company allows selecting its fixed-line telephony service in its various tiers and in combination with one or more of its other services. The Companys fixed-line telephony service includes a fixed-line telephony product for line rental and various calling plans, which consist of unlimited network, national or international calling, off-peak calling and minute packages, including calls to fixed and mobile phones. It also offers value added services, such as a personal call manager, unified messaging and a second or third phone line. The Company also offers a phone application that allows its fixed-line telephony customers with smartphones to use their fixed-line call packages.

Liberty Global offers mobile services, both data and voice, as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Austria, Chile and Hungary. In the United Kingdom and Germany, it provides mobile telephony as light MVNOs. In these countries, the Company leases the core network, as well as the radio access network from a mobile network operator. The Company offers its mobile services in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Austria, Hungary and Chile. In the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland, the Company offers its mobile services to its customers who subscribe to at least one of its other products, such as video, broadband Internet or fixed-line telephony. The Companys mobile services include voice, short message service (SMS) and Internet or data access. The Company offers calling service, both within and out of network, with a charge or under a postpaid monthly service plan. The Companys mobile services are primarily on a postpaid basis with customers subscribing to services for periods ranging from activation for a SIM! -only con! tract to till approximately 24 months. In Belgium, the Company offers postpaid service without a minimum contract term. In the United Kingdom, it also offers a prepaid service, where the customers pay in advance for a pre-determined amount of airtime or data and generally have no minimum contract term.

European Operations Division

The Companys European Operations Division operates a cable network in the United Kingdom under the Virgin Media brand and cable, and MMDS networks in Ireland under the UPC brand (UPC Ireland). Both Virgin Medias and UPC Irelands video services include a range of digital interactive services, including VoD and a range of premium subscription-based and pay-per-view services. United Kingdom Virgin Media offers triple-play services consisting of video, Internet and fixed-line telephony in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Virgin Media also offers quadruple-play services that include mobile voice and data services as an MVNO through an arrangement with a mobile communications provider. The Companys Virgin Media also offers an Internet streaming video service, Virgin TV Anywhere, which allows its video customers to stream approximately 117 real-time video channels and watch VoD content in the United Kingdom. Virgin Media also offers the multimedia home gateway TiVo to its digital video customers. The Company offers recording of over three programs simultaneously when watching an existing recording. TiVo customers can also access television channels and manage their TiVo box with a laptop, smartphone or tablet. When in the home, these devices also act as a remote control for TiVo. It also offers a TiVo app for the Netflix video service that allows approximately five individual profiles on a single account.

The Companys Virgin Media offers its subscribers premium digital channels from Sky plc (Sky) and premium BT Sport channels. Virgin Media subscribers receive these channels through a smart card on Virgin Medias ne! twork as ! part of Virgin Medias services or for an incremental subscription fee. The Company also allows Virgin Media subscribers using TiVo to access Internet programming services and a Eurosport application. Virgin Media also offers mobile services and allows its customers accessing a network of public WiFi hotspots, including in the London underground train (Tube) stations. The Companys UPC Ireland offers its digital subscribers various premium channels, such as sports, movies, adult, ethnic and kids. UPC Irelands services include Horizon TV and. It also offers Horizon Go, giving access to linear channels and VoD programming. UPC Ireland provides broadband Internet download speed till approximately 240 Mbps. Liberty Globals Unitymedia KabelBW offers its subscribers premium video channels from Sky Deutschland. It offers VoD to its digital video service on a pay-per-view basis and includes HD and 3D content. Unitymedia KabelBW also offers Horizon Go, which allows accessing to over 100 linear channels of which 13 channels and VoD programming are accessed remotely. The Companys operations of the European Operations Division in the Netherlands are conducted by Ziggo under the Ziggo brand. Ziggos operations cover regional areas, including Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Maastricht.

LiLAC Division

The Company’s operations attributed to the LiLAC Group are located in Chile and Puerto Rico, where it offers a range of broadband services over its cable distribution systems, mobile services in Chile. The Company’s broadband distribution business and mobile services in Chile are conducted through subsidiary, VTR. The Company’s broadband telecommunications service in Puerto Rico is conducted through its subsidiary, Liberty Puerto Rico. VTR offers triple-play services consisting of video, broadband Internet and fixed-line telephony services in over 30 communities within Santiago and 40 communities outside Santiago, including Chiles cities, such as Iquique, Antofaga! sta, Conc! epcion, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso and Rancagua, and other cities across Chile. VTR obtains programming from the United States, Europe, Argentina and Mexico. VTR also carries domestic Chilean cable programming, which includes local events, such as football (soccer) matches and regional content. VTR offers a range of digital video services, including basic and premium packages. All digital video services are encrypted and require a set-top box provided by VTR. The premium channels include movies, sports, international and adult channels. VoD services, including catch-up television, are available on a subscription or a transaction basis, depending on location. VoD services include over 3,900 titles of on-demand content, including multi-screen features.

The Company competes with Sky, BT, Digi TV, Deutsche Telekom, M7 Group SA, DirecTV, Dish Network Corporation, TalkTalk Telecom Group plc (TalkTalk), Entel PCS Telecommunications SA, Everything Everywhere Limited, Vodafone Germany, Telefonica Germany Holding AG, Movistar, Claro, Orange Poland and Vectra S.A., Sunrise Communications AG, Telekom Austria, Swisscom, Proximus NV/SA, KPN, Tele2 Netherlands Holding N.V., United Internet AG, France Telecom S.A, Vodafone Ireland and Eircom Limited.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYB) and Altice USA (NYSE:ATUS) are both large-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: American Capital Agency Corp.(AGNC)

American Capital Agency Corp. (“AGNC,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our”) was organized on January 7, 2008 and commenced operations on May 20, 2008 following the completion of our initial public offering. Our common stock is traded on The NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “AGNC.” We are externally managed by American Capital AGNC Management, LLC (our “Manager”), an affiliate of American Capital, Ltd. (“American Capital”). We operate so as to qualify to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Internal Revenue Code”). As such, we are required to distribute annually 90% of our taxable net income. As long as we qualify as a REIT, we will generally not be subject to U.S. federal or state corporate taxes on our taxable net income to the extent that we distribute all of our annual taxable net income to our stockholders.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AGNC Investment (NASDAQ:AGNC) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NEXT Financial Group Inc purchased a new position in AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 9,100 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $170,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 19,784,517 shares, an increase of 17.3% from the September 14th total of 16,860,809 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 5,568,447 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.6 days. Approximately 4.2% of the shares of the company are sold short.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated(SYKE)

Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated and consolidated subsidiaries (“SYKES,” “our,” “us” or “we”) is a global leader in providing comprehensive outsourced customer contact management solutions and services in the business process outsourcing (“BPO”) arena. We provide an array of sophisticated customer contact management solutions to a wide range of clients including Global 2000 companies, medium-sized businesses and public institutions around the world, primarily in the communications, financial services, technology/consumer, transportation and leisure, healthcare and other industry verticals. We serve our clients through two geographic operating regions: the Americas (United States, Canada, Latin America, Australia and the Asia Pacific Rim) and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa).   Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Raymond James & Associates boosted its position in shares of Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE) by 29.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 67,982 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 15,471 shares during the period. Raymond James & Associates owned about 0.16% of Sykes Enterprises worth $1,957,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Conn's, Inc.(CONN)

Conn’s, Inc. (Conn’s), incorporated on January 15, 2003, is a specialty retailer that offers a selection of consumer goods and related services in addition to a credit solution for its core credit constrained consumers. The Company operates through two segments: retail and credit. Its product offerings include furniture and mattresses, home appliances, consumer electronics and home office products. Its credit offering provides financing solutions to credit constrained consumers having limited banking options. It operates in approximately nine regional distribution centers located in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Beaumont, El Paso and McAllen, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; Denver, Colorado and Charlotte, North Carolina; over 10 smaller cross-dock facilities, and approximately 20 stores with cross-dock facilities. The Company operates its business through its retail stores and Website.

Retail

The Company operates approximately 100 retail stores located in over 10 states. Its primary retail product categories include Furniture and mattress, including furniture and related accessories for the living room, dining room and bedroom, as well as both traditional and specialty mattresses, and offers such brands as Franklin, Catnapper, Serta, Sealy and Tempur-Pedic; Home appliance, including refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers and ranges, and offers such brands as Samsung, LG, General Electric and Frigidaire; Consumer electronics, including liquid-crystal-display (LED), organic LED (OLED), Ultra high definition (HD) and Internet-ready televisions, Blu-ray players, home theater and portable audio equipment, and offers such brands as Samsung, LG, Sharp, Sony, Haier, Monster, Sanus and Bose, and Home office, including computers, printers and accessories, and offers such brands as HP, Samsung, LG and Dell. Its retail stores operate under the Conn’s (Conn’s HomePlus) name with all of its stores providing products and services to a common customer group.

Credit

The Company’s credit segment provides short- and medium-term financing for its retail customers. The Company makes various payment options available to its customers based on a review of their credit worthiness, including for customers with credit scores that are approximately 650, it offers special low or no-interest financing program on select products through a Conn’s branded revolving credit card from Synchrony Bank or it may offer an in-house financing program; for customers with credit scores that are between 550 and 650, it offers in-house financing program, which is a fixed term and fixed payment installment contract, and for customers that do not qualify for its credit programs, it offers a rent-to-own payment option through AcceptanceNow.

The Company competes with Sears, Wal-Mart, Target, Sam’s Club, Costco, Best Buy, Rooms To Go, hhgregg, Mattress Firm, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Aaron’s and Rent-A-Center.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Conn’s Inc (NASDAQ:CONN) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $36.80.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wall Street analysts expect Conn’s Inc (NASDAQ:CONN) to announce $384.69 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have issued estimates for Conn’s’ earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $388.79 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $381.46 million. Conn’s reported sales of $373.17 million in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 3.1%. The company is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Thursday, December 6th.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: NextEra Energy Partners, LP(NEP)

Nextera Energy Partners, LP, incorporated on March 6, 2014, is a limited partnership formed to acquire, manage and own contracted clean energy projects. The Company, through its limited partnership interest in NextEra Energy Operating Partners, LP, owns a portfolio of contracted renewable generation assets consisting of wind and solar projects.

As of December 31, 2014, the Company’s projects portfolio consists of clean, contracted renewable energy assets that include Northern Colorado, Elk City, Moore, Sombra, Perrin Ranch, Conestogo, Tuscola Bay, Summerhaven, Bluewater and Genesis. Northern Colorado is a wind project with a capacity of 174 megawatt. Elk City and Perrin Ranch are wind projects with a capacity of 99 megawatt. Moore and Sombra are solar projects with a capacity of 20 megawatt. Conestogo is a wind project with a capacity of 23 megawatt. Tuscola Bay is a wind project with a capacity of 120 megawatt. Summerhaven is a wind project with a capacity of 124 megawatt. Bluewater is a wind project with a capacity of 60 megawatt. Genesis is a solar project with a capacity of 250 megawatt. On January 9, 2015, a subsidiary of the Company acquired 100% of the membership interests of Palo Duro Wind Project Holdings, LLC, which indirectly owns the Palo Duro wind facility (Palo Duro), an approximately 250 megawatt wind generating facility located in Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Learn more about the pros and cons of Brookfield Renewable(NYSE:BEP), TerraForm Power(NASDAQ:TERP), NextEra Energy Partners(NYSE:NEP), and Pattern Energy(NASDAQ:PEGI), and which one looks most attractive right now. Plus, the hosts talk about the future of Boeing (NYSE:BA)as an investment, and what effect the 737 tragedies will have on the company’s long-term picture.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    It’s only March, but NextEra Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP) has already announced transactions that will allow it to meet its growth objectives for the year. That should pique the interest of investors, especially considering shares are trading roughly 10% below last year’s peak, and at more attractive valuations than other renewable energy yieldcos.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    NextEra Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP) has a bold plan to grow its already-high-yielding dividend at a 12% to 15% annual rate through 2023. That outlook makes this renewable energy stock an attractive option for income-seeking investors, especially since the company already offers an enticing 4.3%-yielding dividend. Add that to its fast-paced growth, and this stock has the potential to generate high-powered total annual returns in the 17% to 20% range in the company’s estimation.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: FEI Company(FEIC)

FEI Company supplies scientific instruments for nanoscale imaging, analysis, and prototyping that enable research, development, and manufacturing in industrial, academic, and research institutional applications. Its products include transmission electron microscopes and scanning electron microscopes (SEMs); DualBeam systems, which include a SEM and focused ion beam system (FIB) on a single platform; and stand-alone FIBs. The company?s Electronics segment offers products used in laboratories to enhance new product development and increase yields by enabling 3D wafer metrology, defect analysis, root cause failure analysis, and circuit edit for modifying device structures in the semiconductor equipment and related industries, such as manufacturers of data storage equipment, solar panels, and light-emitting diodes. FEI Company?s Materials Science segment provides atomic-level resolution images and permit development, analysis, and production of products that are used in mini ng for automated mineralogy, and oil and gas exploration to universities, and public and private research laboratories, as well as natural resources, petrochemicals, metals, automobiles, aerospace, and forensics industries. The company?s Life Sciences segment offers ultra-high resolution imaging products that allow structural and cellular biologists and drug researchers to create 3D reconstructions of biological structures, as well as used in particle analysis, and a range of pathology and quality control applications. FEI Company?s Service and Components segment provides technical support products and customers. The company sells its products through independent agents, distributors, and representatives in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and internationally. FEI Company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about FEI (NASDAQ:FEIC) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. FEI earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 43.5801711111494 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Enviva Partners, LP(EVA)

Enviva Partners, LP, incorporated on November 12, 2013, is a producer of wood pellets. The Company, through its interests in Enviva, LP and Enviva GP, LLC, supplies utility-grade wood pellets to power generators under long-term, take-or-pay off-take contracts. The Company procures wood fiber and processes it into utility-grade wood pellets. The Company loads the finished wood pellets into railcars, trucks and barges that are transported to deep-water marine terminals, where they are received, stored and ultimately loaded onto oceangoing vessels for transport to its Northern European customers.

The Company owns and operates approximately six production plants in the Southeastern United States that have a combined wood pellet production capacity of approximately 2.3 million metric tons per year (MTPY). The Company also owns a dry-bulk, deep-water marine terminal at the Port of Chesapeake (the Chesapeake terminal). Wood pellets are exported from marine terminal in Chesapeake, Virginia and from third-party deep-water marine terminals in Mobile, Alabama and Panama City, Florida under long-term contracts. Its customers use wood pellets as a substitute fuel for coal in biomass or co-fired coal power plants.

The Company competes with Fram Renewable Fuels, LLC, RWE Innogy, Rentech Inc., Pacific BioEnergy, Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc., Drax Biomass Inc., German Pellets GmbH, The Navigator Company, S.A., Zilkha Biomass LLC and The Westervelt Company.

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Twitter, Inc.(TWTR)

Twitter, Inc. operates as a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. The company offers various products and services, including Twitter that allows users to create, distribute, and discover content; and Periscope and Vine, a mobile application that enables user to broadcast and watch video live. It also provides promoted products and services, such as promoted tweets, promoted accounts, and promoted trends that enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services; and subscription access to its data feed for data partners. In addition, the company offers a set of tools, public APIs, and embeddable widgets for developers to contribute their content to its platform; syndicate and distribute Twitter content across their properties; and enhance their Websites and applications with Twitter content. Twitter, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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    If you think Alphabet, the parent company of Google (Nasdaq: GOOGL), is a technology company, you might be right. But it’s not in the technology sector, not officially, at least. As of September 21, 2018, Google became a charter member of the “communication services” sector, right along with Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) and Twitter (Nasdaq: TWTR).

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: iShares Core S&P 500 (IVV)

iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (the Fund) is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (the Index). The Index measures the performance of the large-capitalization sector of the United States equity market. The component stocks are weighted according to the total float-adjusted market value of their outstanding shares. The Fund invests in a representative sample of securities included in the Index that collectively has an investment profile similar to the Index. The Fund invests in sectors, such as consumer non-cyclical, financial, energy, technology, communications, industrial, consumer cyclical, basic materials and utilities. BlackRock Fund Advisors (BFA) serves as the investment advisor to the Fund.
Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. decreased its stake in iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:IVV) by 5.3% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 108,336 shares of the company’s stock after selling 6,027 shares during the quarter. iShares Core S&P 500 ETF makes up 0.9% of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 16th biggest position. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.’s holdings in iShares Core S&P 500 ETF were worth $27,259,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Stillwater Investment Management LLC increased its stake in shares of iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:IVV) by 1.1% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 204,849 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 2,275 shares during the quarter. iShares Core S&P 500 ETF comprises approximately 24.2% of Stillwater Investment Management LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its biggest position. Stillwater Investment Management LLC’s holdings in iShares Core S&P 500 ETF were worth $59,965,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Forward Pharma A/S(FWP)

Forward Pharma A/S operates as a biopharmaceutical company. The company engages in developing FP187, a proprietary formulation of dimethyl fumarate, which has been completed Phase II clinical trials used for the treatment of various inflammatory and neurological indications, including multiple sclerosis and other immune disorders, such as psoriasis. Forward Pharma A/S was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Before we get to our latest pick, here are last week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Sector Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Melinta Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) Healthcare $1.74 104.01%
    Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PTX) Healthcare $0.83 84.40%
    Top Image Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: TISA) Healthcare $0.82 59.85%
    Jason Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: JASN) Healthcare $2.21 58.99%
    Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL) Financial $4.66 51.79%
    Marathon Patent Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MARA) Healthcare $0.52 51.47%
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) Basic Materials $1.53 43.57%
    Dixie Group Inc. (NASDAQ: DXYN) Healthcare $1.40 42.86%
    Trevena Inc. (NASDAQ: TRVN) Services $1.41 39.60%
    Alliance MMA Inc. (NASDAQ: AMMA) Healthcare $4.95 36.18%

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ:FWP) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Thursday morning.

    NASDAQ:FWP opened at $2.49 on Thursday. Forward Pharma A/S has a fifty-two week low of $1.63 and a fifty-two week high of $7.93.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) fell 15.2 percent to $3.51 in pre-market trading after surging 88.18 percent on Tuesday.
    Pfenex Inc. (NASDAQ: PFNX) shares fell 15 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after the company announced an offering of common stock.
    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRGB) fell 17.6 percent to $47.75 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat results for its first quarter and issued a weak earnings forecast for the second quarter.
    Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) fell 13 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading after reporting weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
    Ardelyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX) shares fell 12.1 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after reporting pricing of public offering of common stock.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) shares fell 9.8 percent to $27.31 in pre-market trading.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) fell 6.5 percent to $6.60 in pre-market trading.
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) shares fell 5.8 percent to $71.02 in pre-market trading. Target reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter, while sales exceeded estimates.
    PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE: PBF) shares fell 5.7 percent to $42.42 in pre-market trading

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) shares gained 88.18 percent to close at $4.14 on Tuesday.
    Regional Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHE) shares jumped 18.04 percent to close at $0.3010 on Tuesday.
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) shares gained 16.61 percent to close at $0.49 after the nano-cap specialty diagnostics company said it saw an acceleration of sales in its Pathology services in April. The company now expects to see a sequential double digit quarterly sales growth.
    Arcturus Therapeutics Ltd. (NASDAQ: ARCT) rose 16.09 percent to close at $7.00 on Tuesday.
    America's Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) gained 14.53 percent to close at $62.65 after reporting upbeat Q4 results.
    NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSTG) shares surged 12.64 percent to close at $13.19.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) gained 12.12 percent to close at $4.07 on Tuesday.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) shares climbed 11.58 percent to close at $6.55 on Tuesday.
    American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) rose 11.23 percent to close at $32.28 following a report from Reuters that the company is looking for a sale.
    iQIYI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) gained 11.15 percent to close at $22.52.
    Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT) rose 10.4 percent to close at $7.11.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) gained 10.26 percent to close at $3.33. Stein Mart is expected to release quarterly earnings on May 23.
    MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG) shares rose 10.11 percent to close at $8.06.
    The Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) gained 8.2 percent to close at $8.18. Container Store reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter after the closing bell.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares gained 7.69 percent to close at $9.10 after the company reported upbeat Q2 results.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 6.4 percent to close at $59.03 after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.

     

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019

A number of years ago, Warren Buffett referred to derivatives as “financial weapons of mass destruction.” Since then, Wall Street has tried to pooh-pooh this description, but the facts speak for themselves.

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What is a derivative? Basically, it’s a bet couched as a complex financial instrument. Investopedia defines a derivative as “a security with a price that is dependent upon or derived from one or more underlying assets.” More simply put, two institutions, usually banks, bet on the direction of an underlying asset, which might be stocks, bonds, interest rates, gold, currencies or indexes. For a more entertaining if depressing explanation, see the movie “The Big Short.”

Initially, derivatives were a hedge on a position held by the bank. For example, if a bank had a large portfolio of corporate debt, the portfolio manager might protect that position by using derivatives to take an opposite position, thereby hedging the holdings.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Twitter, Inc.(TWTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    (1) Hearing from numerous people that the much-hyped Consensus crypto/blockchain conference in New York this week has been one part organized chaos, one part light on thought-provoking insights. St. Louis Federal Reserve Gov. James Bullard’s speech was a snooze fest on Monday — the fact it’s published on the St. Louis Fed’s website ahead of time made the speech almost useless. Bitcoin prices stayed relatively flat on the first day of Consensus, probably as the crypto crazies were lacking those key influencer comments that would send prices ripping higher. Twitter (TWTR) CEO Jack Dorsey’s speech on Wednesday may be that fire-starter.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Tuesday continued the stock market’s upward momentum, with major benchmarks all posting solid gains and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite seeing an especially substantial advance. Earnings helped to lead the indexes higher, with good reports from several sectors of the market helping to build enthusiasm among investors that 2018 could extend the current bull run to a full decade even with the recent correction. Story stocks did particularly well, and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), and Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Two of the major social media companies are scheduled to report quarterly earnings this week. Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) reports before market open Wednesday, Apr. 25, and Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) reports after market close the same day.

  • [By Jack Delaney]

    Now, if Snap is going to compete with Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) and Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) to win social media users, it needs all hands on deck.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment, Matt Argersinger, who works on the Supernova portfolio’s Odyssey 1 mission, talks about a stock with a roller-coaster story behind it: Twitter (NYSE:TWTR). Anyone who has been paying much attention to the market knows that its stock price took major hits as its growth arc plateaued. But we’re still in the early chapters of this company’s story.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) shares short increased to 55.17 million from the previous level of 47.09 million. Shares traded recently at $31.84, in a 52-week trading range of $15.67 to $47.79.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.(AJG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Arthur J Gallagher & Co (NYSE:AJG) Director Frank E. Jr. English sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.07, for a total value of $144,140.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 8,400 shares in the company, valued at $605,388. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Arthur J Gallagher & Co (AJG)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Arthur J Gallagher & Co (AJG)

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJan. 31, 2019 5:15 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    HRT Financial LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Arthur J Gallagher & Co (NYSE:AJG) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 3,197 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $208,000.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Nobilis Health Corp.(HLTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Nobilis Health (NYSEAMERICAN:HLTH) (TSE:NHC) traded down 15.6% during mid-day trading on Tuesday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The company traded as low as $1.35 and last traded at $1.35. 1,239,040 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 331% from the average session volume of 287,252 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.60.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: LGI Homes, Inc.(LGIH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Rich Smith, and Daniel Miller]

    So we asked three Motley Fool investors to highlight stocks they consider attractive stocks that might be a value investment today. Here’s why they picked General Motors (NYSE:GM), Loma Negra Compania Industrial Argentina (NYSE:LOMA), and LGI Homes (NASDAQ:LGIH). 

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street moved lower on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffering a 201-point decline. Stocks took their cues from the bond market, where bond prices dropped sharply in response to extremely strong U.S. economic data. For years, the economic expansion has given bond investors a Goldilocks scenario, in which growth was solid but not so sharp as to cause negative side effects, such as inflation. Now, stronger signals could force the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates more aggressively than previously thought, and that could hurt the markets. Several individual companies also suffered from bad news that sent their shares lower. Mallinckrodt (NYSE:MNK), International Speedway (NASDAQ:ISCA), and LGI Homes (NASDAQ:LGIH) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Priestley: LGI (NASDAQ:LGIH) is the last company we’re going to talk about. Again, they’re another luxury home builder focused in Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Similar market cap to Meritage with $1.5 billion. The past 12 months, this stock is up 124%, which seems incredible.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on LGI Homes (LGIH)

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Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Conn's, Inc.(CONN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) chief economist Jan Hatzius has a message for the markets. Hatzius said in a research note on Monday that U.S. GDP has likely peaked. “The current pace is probably as good as it gets because we expect the impulse from financial conditions to gradually turn more negative,” Hatzius said.
    The European Union slapped America with roughly $3.3 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods. The tariffs, which are in retaliation to the Trump administration’s recent steel and aluminum tariffs on the EU, will go into effect in July. They specifically target products like cigarettes, whiskey, denim, and orange juice.
    Stocks to Watch Today: AVGO, AGN, GOOGL, TSLA
    Broadcom Ltd. (Nasdaq: AVGO) leads a busy day of earnings reports. Wall Street anticipates the firm will report earnings per share of $4.77 on top of $5.00 billion in revenue. Uncertainty still remains on whether the company will be able to purchase industry rival Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) in a deal that would be the largest technology merger in the history of the markets.
    Shares of Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) are under pressure due to more regulatory scrutiny by the European Union. Shares were off slightly this morning as investors digested a report from The Financial Times indicating the EU will hit the firm with a antitrust fine.
    Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) stock popped nearly 10% Wednesday, crushing short sellers of the stock. Investors betting against the stock lost a collective $1 billion on paper yesterday, according to S3 Partners. This week, founder Elon Musk won a battle to maintain his roles as both CEO and chair. He also provided a boost of optimism to TSLA stock over production expectations for the Model 3 vehicle.
    Allergan Inc. (NYSE: AGN) shares are up 2.4% thanks to its latest activist investor. Billionaire investor Carl Icahn purchased a small stake in the drug maker at a time when other activist investors are pushing for strategic changes by the company.

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Shares of Conn’s, Inc. (NASDAQ:CONN), a specialty retailer selling merchandise such as furniture, electronics, and home office supplies, are jumping 18% as of 11:26 a.m. EDT, after the company easily topped analysts’ earnings estimates during the fiscal 2019 first quarter.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: WDAY, AMZN, NKE
    Workday Inc. (Nasdaq: WDAY) leads a busy day of earnings reports Tuesday. The firm will present its quarterly report after the bell. Wall Street expects that the company will report earnings per share of $0.26 on top of $633.1 million in revenue. Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) will be generating a lot of buzz today. The e-commerce giant apparently has its eyes on the $88 billion online advertising industry. The firm plans to take direct aim at rivals Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) and Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB). Amazon is very close to becoming the second company to surpass the $1 trillion threshold for market capitalization. Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) is making headlines the week before the NFL’s opening week starts. The sports apparel giant announced that former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick will be one of the faces of its 30th anniversary commemorations for its “Just Do It” campaign. Kaepernick has been one of the NFL’s most polarizing figures after he began kneeling during the national anthem to protest police abuse against African Americans and other social injustices. Look for earnings reports from Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc. (NYSE: RH), Casey’s General Stores Inc. (Nasdaq: CASY), Conns Inc. (Nasdaq: CONN), Caleres Inc. (NYSE: CAL), HealthEquity Inc. (NYSE: HQY), and Coupa Software Inc. (Nasdaq: COUP).

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wall Street analysts expect Conn’s Inc (NASDAQ:CONN) to announce $384.69 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have issued estimates for Conn’s’ earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $388.79 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $381.46 million. Conn’s reported sales of $373.17 million in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 3.1%. The company is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Thursday, December 6th.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Conn’s Inc (NASDAQ:CONN)’s share price was down 13.2% during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $35.15 and last traded at $35.60. Approximately 3,673,115 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 625% from the average daily volume of 506,961 shares. The stock had previously closed at $41.00.

Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019

Bank of Maharashtra share price rallied more than 11 percent intraday on Friday after the state-run lender reduced its March quarter loss sharply to Rs 113.51 crore on sequential as well as year-on-year basis.

Higher operational income (due to lower employee cost) and net interest income helped the bank cut losses.

Loss for the quarter ended March 2017 stood at Rs 455.5 crore and for the December quarter at Rs 596.70 crore.

Net interest income, the difference between interest earned and interest expended, grew by 15.4 percent year-on-year to Rs 881.2 crore in March quarter while other income (non-interest income) increased 4.6 percent to Rs 402 crore.

Operating profit during the quarter jumped 28.3 percent to Rs 546.73 crore due to cut in employee cost.

Asset quality weakened further during the quarter, with gross non-performing assets as a percentage of advances rising to 19.48 percent (from 19.05 percent QoQ) and net non-performing assets increasing to 11.24 percent (from 12.17 percent QoQ) for the quarter ended March 2018.

Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.(MMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC) and Kering (OTCMKTS:PPRUY) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $91.86.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE:MMC) had its price target reduced by equities research analysts at Citigroup from $100.00 to $98.00 in a note issued to investors on Thursday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the financial services provider’s stock. Citigroup’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 15.01% from the company’s previous close.

Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Surgery Partners, Inc.(SGRY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Surgery Partners (NASDAQ:SGRY) had its target price upped by stock analysts at Leerink Swann from $20.00 to $25.00 in a note issued to investors on Monday, The Fly reports. The brokerage currently has an “outperform” rating on the stock. Leerink Swann’s price objective points to a potential upside of 43.27% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tenet Healthcare (NYSE: THC) and Surgery Partners (NASDAQ:SGRY) are both medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Surgery Partners Inc (NASDAQ:SGRY) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the ten brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $19.40.

Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: RadNet, Inc.(RDNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    Edited Transcript of RDNT earnings conference call or presentation 9-Aug-18 2:30pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com) Stocks Favored By Analysts: RadNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:RDNT) & RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:RICK) (baycityobserver.com) RadNet, Inc. (RDNT) stock closes -0.37% above from its SMA-50 (nasdaqplace.com) $241.29 Million in Sales Expected for RadNet Inc. (RDNT) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Analysts Expect RadNet Inc. (RDNT) to Announce $0.15 EPS (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of RDNT traded up $0.20 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $14.10. The stock had a trading volume of 128,336 shares, compared to its average volume of 171,176. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.49, a current ratio of 1.06 and a quick ratio of 1.06. The company has a market cap of $678.40 million, a PE ratio of 48.62, a P/E/G ratio of 5.02 and a beta of 0.32. RadNet has a 1-year low of $9.50 and a 1-year high of $15.50.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    RadNet Inc. (NASDAQ:RDNT) reached a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $15.65 and last traded at $15.55, with a volume of 15009 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $15.15.

Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Conn's, Inc.(CONN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Conn’s Inc. (NASDAQ: CONN) will share its latest quarterly results early Tuesday. The consensus estimates call for a $0.41 in earnings per share (EPS) and $384.09 million in revenue. Shares ended last week’s trading at $41.00, in a 52-week range of $17.15 to $41.35. The consensus analyst target is $42.42.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    When Conn’s Inc. (NASDAQ: CONN) reported its fiscal first-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Thursday, the retailer said that it had $0.40 in earnings per share (EPS) and $358.4 million in revenue. Consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters had called for $0.27 in EPS on revenue of $354.84 million. In the same period of last year, Conn’s said it had a net loss of $0.05 per share and $355.83 million in revenue.

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Shares of Conn’s, Inc. (NASDAQ:CONN), a specialty retailer selling merchandise such as furniture, electronics, and home office supplies, are jumping 18% as of 11:26 a.m. EDT, after the company easily topped analysts’ earnings estimates during the fiscal 2019 first quarter.

Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: LSI Industries Inc.(LYTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    LSI Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:LYTS) CEO Ronald D. Brown acquired 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 20th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $5.30 per share, with a total value of $26,500.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief executive officer now owns 5,000 shares in the company, valued at $26,500. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

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Iraq awarded contracts for just over half of the energy deposits offered in an auction that failed to attract bids from most of the big oil companies that initially expressed interest.

Crescent Petroleum Co. of the United Arab Emirates, China’s Geo-Jade Petroleum Corp. and United Energy Group, with headquarters in Hong Kong, won contracts at the auction in Baghdad attended by Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luaibi. Exxon Mobil Corp., Total SA, Zarubezhneft OAO, Lukoil PJSC and Gazprom PJSC decided not to bid, Abdul Mahdy Al-Ameedi, director-general for upstream oil contracts, said at the bidding event, without giving a reason.

The auction is Iraq’s fifth since 2009 intended to draw new investment and boost oil and gas production. The country holds the world’s fifth-largest crude reserves, according to data from BP Plc, and is the second-largest producer in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. It pumped 4.43 million barrels of crude a day in March, data compiled by Bloomberg show, and intends to boost capacity to 6 million barrels a day by 2020.

Hot China Stocks For 2019: Conn's, Inc.(CONN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Monday’s regular session.

    Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) Dec16 5.0 Puts Sweep: 1191 @ ASK $0.80: 1354 traded vs 102 OI: $5.32 Ref
    Alcoa Inc (NYSE: AA) Jul16 9.5 Puts Sweep: 1494 @ ASK $0.13: 14k traded vs 6682 OI: $10.09 Ref
    Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SRPT) Jul16 10.0 Puts: 3536 @ ASK $0.50: 5506 traded vs 54k OI: Earnings 8/4 $22.50 Ref
    Tableau Software Inc (NYSE: DATA) Jul16 47.5 Puts Sweep: 837 @ ASK $0.30: 995 traded vs 37 OI: Earnings 8/3 $50.60 Ref
    Yandex NV (NASDAQ: YNDX) Aug16 18.0 Puts Sweep: 532 @ ASK $0.30: 2143 traded vs 78 OI: Earnings 7/28 Before Open $22.02 Ref
    Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) Aug16 22.5 Puts: 719 @ ASK $1.35: 1032 traded vs 0 OI: Earnings 7/19 $22.22 Ref
    Conn's Inc (NASDAQ: CONN) Jan17 5.0 Puts Sweep: 605 @ ASK $0.85: 1355 traded vs 3132 OI: $7.16 Ref

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Conn’s Inc. (NASDAQ: CONN) will share its latest quarterly earnings on Thursday. The consensus estimates call for a net loss of $0.07 per share and $413.12 million in revenue. Shares were at $6.84 on Fridays close, in a 52-week range of $6.54 to $34.60. The consensus price target is $13.17.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Best Buy Co outperforming potential peersactive in electronics retailing such asmid capAaron’s, Inc (NYSE: AAN)and small cap CONN’S, Inc (NASDAQ: CONN):

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the cyclical consumer goods & services sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Conn's Inc (NASDAQ: CONN) and Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN).

Hot China Stocks For 2019: PVH Corp.(PVH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Accenture Plc (NYSE: ACN) to report quarterly earnings at $1.3 per share on revenue of $8.34 billion before the opening bell. Accenture shares gained 0.41 percent to $127.00 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) to post quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $4.64 billion after the closing bell. Micron shares gained 0.88 percent to $26.29 in after-hours trading.
    Five Below Inc (NASDAQ: FIVE) reported better-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter on Wednesday. Five Below shares climbed 8.23 percent to $41.27 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, Conagra Brands Inc (NYSE: CAG) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.98 billion. Conagra shares rose 1.73 percent to $41.18 in after-hours trading.
    PVH Corp (NYSE: PVH) posted upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter and issued a strong earnings forecast. PVH shares surged 7.15 percent to $97.35 in the after-hours trading session.

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH) which jumped 8.5% to $98.55. The stocks 52-week range is $82.10 to $115.40. Volume was 4.3 million which is above the daily average of around 1.2 million shares.

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    Perhaps seeing the names of these companies begins to spark some memories. In short, clothing retailer PVH (NYSE: PVH) and beverage company Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) were taking heat over the rhetoric of a possible “Border Tax” — a tax on goods made overseas and imported and sold in the United States.

Hot China Stocks For 2019: iShares MSCI Europe Financials Sector Index Fund(EUFN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Investors looking to set up a pair trade to capitalize on the divergent paths of U.S. and European banks should consider going long the iShares Dow Jones US Financial (ETF) (NYSE: IYF) and short the Ishares MSCI Europe Fincls Sctr Indx Fd (NASDAQ: EUFN).

Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018

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The stock market, quiet and trendless as it has been since hitting a new high in early March, resembles a coiled spring, say market watchers at Bespoke Investment Group who have been analyzing charts of large-company stock indexes to glean the markets next move.

The sideways trading action in the stock market cant last forever. Eventually, somethings got to give, the investment research firm said in a report after Mondays market close, a day stocks barely budged. A big move, Bespoke says, is on the horizon.

But what isnt clear is if the stock market will bust out to the upside and make new highs, or whether it will break down and suffer a drop of 3% to 5%.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A.(SQM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Earlier this week, senior commercial vice president Daniel Jimenez of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE: SQM)told delegates at Industrial Minerals’ and Metal Bulletin’s inaugural Battery Materials conference in Shanghai that there is a legitimate concern on the side of electric vehicle (EV)manufacturers over the reliability of lithium supply sources and that the industry has shown poor track record of delivering projects on time. Jimenez also commented:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) Receives $56.38 Consensus PT from Analysts” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this piece on another site, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of US & international trademark and copyright legislation. The legal version of this piece can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3356643/sociedad-quimica-y-minera-de-chile-sqm-receives-56-38-consensus-pt-from-analysts.html.

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Most investors interested in gaining exposure to the lithium space should stick with investing in one or more of the large players listed on a major U.S. stock exchange:Albemarle Corporation(NYSE:ALB), FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC), andSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile(NYSE:SQM), or SQM. Smaller players are speculative to varying degrees, and most are unprofitable.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Morgan Stanley analysts had issued a report predicting that the cost of the lithium could fall 45% by 2021 and they also downgraded key lithium producers Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) and Chiles Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE: SQM) to “underweight” from “equal weight.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Conn's, Inc.(CONN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Conn’s Inc. (NASDAQ: CONN) will share its latest quarterly earnings on Thursday. The consensus estimates call for a net loss of $0.07 per share and $413.12 million in revenue. Shares were at $6.84 on Fridays close, in a 52-week range of $6.54 to $34.60. The consensus price target is $13.17.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Monday’s regular session.

    Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) Dec16 5.0 Puts Sweep: 1191 @ ASK $0.80: 1354 traded vs 102 OI: $5.32 Ref
    Alcoa Inc (NYSE: AA) Jul16 9.5 Puts Sweep: 1494 @ ASK $0.13: 14k traded vs 6682 OI: $10.09 Ref
    Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SRPT) Jul16 10.0 Puts: 3536 @ ASK $0.50: 5506 traded vs 54k OI: Earnings 8/4 $22.50 Ref
    Tableau Software Inc (NYSE: DATA) Jul16 47.5 Puts Sweep: 837 @ ASK $0.30: 995 traded vs 37 OI: Earnings 8/3 $50.60 Ref
    Yandex NV (NASDAQ: YNDX) Aug16 18.0 Puts Sweep: 532 @ ASK $0.30: 2143 traded vs 78 OI: Earnings 7/28 Before Open $22.02 Ref
    Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) Aug16 22.5 Puts: 719 @ ASK $1.35: 1032 traded vs 0 OI: Earnings 7/19 $22.22 Ref
    Conn's Inc (NASDAQ: CONN) Jan17 5.0 Puts Sweep: 605 @ ASK $0.85: 1355 traded vs 3132 OI: $7.16 Ref

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Electronics Stores: This industry moved up 1.16% by 10:15 am. The top performer in this industry was Conns (NASDAQ: CONN), which gained 1.3%. Conns’ PEG ratio is 0.87.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Conn’s Inc (NASDAQ: CONN) shares dropped 24 percent to $8.95 as the company reported downbeat quarterly results. Conn’s posted a Q1 loss of $0.31 per share on revenue of $389.1 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Conn's Inc (NASDAQ: CONN) shares were also up, gaining 32 percent to $11.18 after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Conn’s Inc (NASDAQ: CONN) shares dropped 23 percent to $9.03 as the company reported downbeat quarterly results. Conn’s posted a Q1 loss of $0.31 per share on revenue of $389.1 million.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Logitech International S.A.(LOGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    For his “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer once again sat down with Bracken Darrell, president and CEO of Logitech (LOGI) , the computer accessory maker with shares that are up 27% since Cramer last checked in back in November.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Below we’ll look at three companies –Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI), and Skechers USA (NYSE:SKX)– that grew by at least 400% over that period.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) surged 73.3 percent to $3.90.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares gained 51 percent to $33.1365. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) shares jumped 34 percent to $3.00.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares rose 28.2 percent to $4.51 after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares jumped 27.8 percent to $21.40 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 20.5 percent to $8.920 after climbing 107.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) gained 19.5 percent to $ 5.97. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) rose 18.9 percent to $10.035 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) gained 18.3 percent to $3.0177. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to report Q1 results on May 15.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) rose 18.1 percent to $35.85 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares jumped 16 percent to $30.75 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTMI) gained 13.7 percent to $16.53 after reporting Q1 results.
    Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT) shares surged 12 percent to $40.06 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) rose 11.8 percent to $40.93 following Q1 results.
    Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL) surged 11.2 percent to $27.36. Engility reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) rose 10.7 percent to $19.10 following Q1 results.
    Logitech International S.A. (NASDAQ: LOGI)
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (USA) (NYSE: MCZ) shares were also up, gaining 35 percent to $0.260 as the company disclosed that it has sold its Saitek simulation product line to Logitech International SA (USA) (NASDAQ: LOGI) for $13 million in cash.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 155.56 percent to close at $5.75 on Thursday.
    Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: INSP) shares gained 56.12 percent to close at $24.98. Inspire Medical went public Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The company issued 6.75 million shares priced at $16 each.
    Presbia PLC (NASDAQ: LENS) shares rose 53.02 percent to close at $3.55.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares rose 46.29 percent to close at $32.11. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) climbed 27.78 percent to close at $5.75.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares gained 26.27 percent to close at $21.15 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares jumped 22.16 percent to close at $4.30 on Thursday after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) rose 20.45 percent to close at $2.65 on Thursday.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) surged 18.36 percent to close at $9.99 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) jumped 17.68 percent to close at $35.74 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) jumped 17.4 percent to close at $5.87. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS) shares rose 17.32 percent to close at $14.90. Coherus BioSciences reported resubmission of BLA for CHS-1701.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares gained 17.17 percent to close at $31.05 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET) gained 16.02 percent to close at $2.68 following Q1 earnings.
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