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Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019

During these busy times, it pays to stay on top of the latest profit opportunities, and today’s blog post is a great place to start.

After taking a close look at the latest data on institutional buying pressure and each company’s fundamental health, I decided to revise my Portfolio Grader recommendations for 82 big blue chips.

Chances are that you have at least one of these stocks in your portfolio, so you may want to give this list a skim and act accordingly.

This Week’s Ratings Changes:

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Chemical Financial Corporation(CHFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Dupont Capital Management Corp purchased a new stake in Chemical Financial Co. (NASDAQ:CHFC) in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 7,013 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $257,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Chemical Financial (NASDAQ:CHFC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Chemical Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 45.6707430515367 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Chemical Financial (NASDAQ:CHFC) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Energy Focus, Inc.(EFOI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Energy Focus Inc (NASDAQ:EFOI) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $4.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Apogee Enterprises, Inc.(APOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Apogee Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ:APOG) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the seven research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $53.50.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The price of Bitcoin surged more than 17% to top $8,000 in a rapid move that surprised many investors this morning. The sudden rally appears to be the result of a short squeeze, according to CNBC contributor Brian Kelly. This means that investors who had been betting on a decline in the price of the world’s largest cryptocurrency had been forced to jump back and buy the currency again. A lot of people have been betting on a decline in the price of Bitcoin heading toward the April 17 tax deadline. The expectation is that many people will need to sell their Bitcoin in order to raise cash to meet tax obligations. Here’s our latest daily insight on why the Bitcoin bear market may end very soon.
    Markets gains have been capped by concerns about the latest news out of the Federal Reserve. On Wednesday, minutes from the Fed’s most recent meeting indicated that policy makers are prepared to raise interest rates several more times in the coming months in order to stave off concerns about inflation.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: BLK, FB, DAL
    Shares of BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) are on the move after the company reported earnings before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $6.70. Analysts projected the firm would report EPS of $6.45 on top of $3.28 billion in revenue. The firm topped revenue expectations. The firm noted that an increase in its consulting fees and the recent tax reform bill helped bolster its profitability by 27%.
    The stock of Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has climbed more than 6% since Tuesday. Investors cheered the testimony of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who appeared before Congress for two days to discuss his company’s privacy policies. The CEO and his firm have been under intense scrutiny since news broke that 87 million user accounts had been accessed without permission by consulting firm Cambridge Analytica during the 2016 election season. The firm had ties to President Trump’s campaign.
    Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) reported ea

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG) has benefited greatly from the rebound in construction activity recently, which has helped the architectural glass and framing specialist bounce back from difficult conditions in past years. Yet despite solid business conditions throughout 2017, Apogee stock has struggled as investors seemed to question whether its growth path was sustainable.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallJun. 28, 2018 9:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Curis, Inc.(CRIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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    $2.41 Million in Sales Expected for Curis, Inc. (CRIS) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Curis Stock Scheduled to Reverse Split on Wednesday, May 30th (CRIS) (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Analysts Expect Curis, Inc. (CRIS) to Post -$0.09 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Curis Expands Senior Management Expertise with Appointment of Robert Martell, M.D., Ph.D., as Head of Research and Development (finance.yahoo.com) Is Curis, Inc. (CRIS) In Search of Footing? (nmsunews.com)

    Shares of Curis stock traded up $0.01 on Monday, hitting $0.45. The company had a trading volume of 1,290,968 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,462,753. The stock has a market capitalization of $74.57 million, a PE ratio of -1.25 and a beta of 1.29. Curis has a twelve month low of $0.41 and a twelve month high of $2.27. The company has a quick ratio of 3.60, a current ratio of 3.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.24.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares rose 90.9 percent to $2.52. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 58.4 percent to $1.9005 after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares climbed 23.2 percent to $37.5370 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) rose 21.9 percent to $1.17 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) jumped 18.8 percent to $4.87. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 17.2 percent to $49.45 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) jumped 16.2 percent to $7.96. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) rose 15.5 percent to $5.6011.
    InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE: NSPR) gained 13.3 percent to $1.36 following PR announcing sustained benefit of CGuard EPS.
    Immutep Limited (NASDAQ: IMMP) shares climbed 13.2 percent to $2.7724 after the company reported new data from its ongoing TACTI-mel Phase I trial, which evaluated the combination of eftilagimod alpha, its lead compound, with Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK)'s Keytruda in unresectable or metastatic melanoma patients, who have had a suboptimal response or had disease progression with keytruda monotherapy..
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) rose 12.2 percent to $21.20 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 12.1 percent to
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) rose 65.5 percent to $179.50 in pre-market trading. Madrigal Pharma disclosed that MGL-3196 achieved liver biopsy endpoints in patients with NASH at 36 weeks in Phase 2 trial.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) rose 34.8 percent to $6.70 in pre-market trading after falling 4.42 percent on Wednesday.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) shares rose 31.5 percent to $2.19 in pre-market trading after the company reported a licensing deal with Newsoara Biopharma to rights for vTv's PDE4 Inhibitor in China and other Pacific Rim territories.
    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) shares rose 27.2 percent to $2.90 in pre-market trading after the company reported FDA Fast Track designation for CUDC-907 development in patients with relapse, refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) rose 16.7 percent to $2.51 in pre-market trading.
    Tilly's, Inc. (NYSE: TLYS) rose 14.7 percent to $14.00 in pre-market trading as the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and issued a strong Q2 outlook.
    Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR) rose 14.3 percent to $10.49 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NGL) rose 12.8 percent to $12.10 in pre-market trading after reporting Q4 earnings beat.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) rose 11.3 percent to $6.90 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) shares rose 10 percent to $5.60 in pre-market trading after climbing 24.15 percent on Wednesday.
    Frontline Ltd. (NYSE: FRO) rose 9.8 percent to $5.74 in pre-market trading after Q1 results beat estimates.
    Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD) rose 8.8 percent to $89.65 in pre-market trading following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 7.1 percent to $3.65 in pre-market tra

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Capitol Federal Financial(CFFN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News headlines about Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) have trended positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Capitol Federal Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 47.2593540313148 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Dean Capital Investments Management LLC bought a new stake in Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 42,438 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock, valued at approximately $558,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BankUnited (NYSE: BKU) and Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    People’s United Financial (NASDAQ: PBCT) and Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ: CFFN) and Northrim BanCorp (NASDAQ:NRIM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Best Stocks To Own For 2019

Kearny Financial (NASDAQ: KRNY) and Northrim BanCorp (NASDAQ:NRIM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Profitability

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This table compares Kearny Financial and Northrim BanCorp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kearny Financial 9.92% 2.01% 0.42%
Northrim BanCorp 13.47% 8.45% 1.08%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Kearny Financial and Northrim BanCorp, as provided by MarketBeat.

Best Stocks To Own For 2019: Cohen & Steers Select Preferred and Income Fund, Inc.(PSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Cohen & Steers Select Pref & Inc Fd (NYSE:PSF) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cohen & Steers Select Pref & Inc Fd earned a media sentiment score of 0.39 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 48.661768322942 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Best Stocks To Own For 2019: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kiwi Wealth Investments Limited Partnership lifted its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 10.4% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 23,409 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 2,204 shares during the period. Kiwi Wealth Investments Limited Partnership’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $2,694,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Frontier Investment Mgmt Co. bought a new stake in shares of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm bought 3,000 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $258,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Strategic Global Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 2,269 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $261,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. reduced its holdings in shares of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 26.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 250,229 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 89,647 shares during the quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. owned 0.38% of ManpowerGroup worth $21,533,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kelly Services, Inc. Class A (NYSE: MAN) and ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) and StarTek (NYSE:SRT) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

Best Stocks To Own For 2019: Curis, Inc.(CRIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRIS) shares fell 7.3% during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $0.50 and last traded at $0.51. 1,663,387 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 12% from the average session volume of 1,888,812 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.55.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

    Get Curis alerts:

    $2.41 Million in Sales Expected for Curis, Inc. (CRIS) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Curis Stock Scheduled to Reverse Split on Wednesday, May 30th (CRIS) (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Analysts Expect Curis, Inc. (CRIS) to Post -$0.09 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Curis Expands Senior Management Expertise with Appointment of Robert Martell, M.D., Ph.D., as Head of Research and Development (finance.yahoo.com) Is Curis, Inc. (CRIS) In Search of Footing? (nmsunews.com)

    Shares of Curis stock traded up $0.01 on Monday, hitting $0.45. The company had a trading volume of 1,290,968 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,462,753. The stock has a market capitalization of $74.57 million, a PE ratio of -1.25 and a beta of 1.29. Curis has a twelve month low of $0.41 and a twelve month high of $2.27. The company has a quick ratio of 3.60, a current ratio of 3.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.24.

Best Stocks To Own For 2019: PacWest Bancorp(PACW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

    PagSeguro Digital (NYSE:PAGS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. raised its holdings in PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) by 4.3% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 216,438 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 8,918 shares during the period. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in PacWest Bancorp were worth $10,696,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PacWest Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.0886152133536 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) – Stock analysts at Wedbush reduced their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of PacWest Bancorp in a research report issued on Wednesday, September 12th. Wedbush analyst D. Chiaverini now forecasts that the financial services provider will earn $0.89 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.90. Wedbush currently has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for PacWest Bancorp’s Q1 2020 earnings at $0.98 EPS and Q2 2020 earnings at $1.02 EPS.

Top 5 Gold Stocks To Own For 2019

Source: ThinkstockDecember 21, 2017: The S&P 500 closed up 0.2% at 2,684.61. The DJIA closed up 0.2% at 24,782.15. Separately, the Nasdaq wasrelatively flat at 6,965.36.

Thursday was a good day for the markets, but while the exchanges did not hit new highs they are easily within striking distance. Crude oil was up again for the session marking the third consecutive positive day. The S&P 500 sectors were more or less split down the middle. The best performing sectors were energy and financials up 2.2%, and 0.9%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were utilities and real estate down 1.2% and 0.4%, respectively.

Crude oil was up 0.3% at $58.27.

Gold was up 0.2% at $1,271.60.

The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was PG&E Corp. (NYSE: PCG) which traded down about 13% at $44.43. The stocks 52-week range is $41.61 to $71.57. Volume was 52 million versus the daily average of 6 million shares.

Top 5 Gold Stocks To Own For 2019: Zynga Inc.(ZNGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) is one of 61 publicly-traded companies in the “Data processing & preparation” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Zynga to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 5 Gold Stocks To Own For 2019: First Merchants Corporation(FRME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Merchants Co. (NASDAQ:FRME) insider Stephan Fluhler sold 1,047 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.00, for a total value of $50,256.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sandy Spring Bancorp (NASDAQ: SASR) and First Merchants (NASDAQ:FRME) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.

Top 5 Gold Stocks To Own For 2019: Macatawa Bank Corporation(MCBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Top 5 Gold Stocks To Own For 2019: Bel Fuse Inc.(BELFB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Bel Fuse (NASDAQ:BELFB) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Wednesday.

    Separately, BidaskClub lowered shares of Bel Fuse from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note on Saturday, January 6th.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bel Fuse, Inc. Class B (NASDAQ:BELFB) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Sunday.

Top 5 Gold Stocks To Own For 2019: Curis, Inc.(CRIS)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 18.2 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after the company declared a $0.70 per share special dividend.
    Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CODX) rose 11.7 percent to $3.24 in pre-market trading after falling 13.17 percent on Thursday. Co-Diagnostics reported its participation in a research project with the Stanford University.
    Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) shares rose 8.6 percent to $25.95 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat Q1 results.
    Zuora, Inc. (NYSE: ZUO) shares rose 8 percent to $23.95 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and issued strong outlook.
    Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) shares rose 7.8 percent to $113.25 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NYSE: OPK) rose 5.7 percent to $4.10 in pre-market trading.
    Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI) rose 5.5 percent to $17.45 in pre-market trading following the FDA approval for Levofloxacin Oral Solution.
    Eversource Energy (NYSE: ES) shares rose 5 percent to $59.8 in pre-market trading.
    VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) rose 4.6 percent to $143.74 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP) rose 4.3 percent to $19.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval to place Rover pipeline’s full Mainline B into service.
    T2 Biosystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTOO) rose 4.3 percent to $7.73 in pre-market trading after declining 4.26 percent on Thursday.
    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) rose 4.3 percent to $2.90 in pre-market trading after jumping 21.93 percent on Thursday.
    Sasol Limited (NYSE: SSL) rose 4.2 percent to $37.91 in pre-market trading.
    Nucor Corporatio
  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRIS) shares fell 7.3% during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $0.50 and last traded at $0.51. 1,663,387 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 12% from the average session volume of 1,888,812 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.55.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) shares surged 144.96 percent to close at $265.61 on Thursday in reaction to an encouraging Phase 2 clinical trial update. The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company said its liver-directed, thyroid hormone receptor called MGL-3196 showed a statistical significance in the primary endpoint of lowering liver fat at 12 weeks and also 36 weeks.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) shares rose 101.01 percent to close at $9.99 on Thursday after falling 4.42 percent on Wednesday.
    Akers Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKER) jumped 45.58 percent to close at $0.474. The developer of rapid health information technologies said Wednesday afternoon it was granted a 180-day extension from the Nasdaq Stock Market to meet the requirement of a minimum $1.00 per share closing bid price for 10 straight days.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) gained 40.93 percent to close at $3.03 after the FDA approved Kitov's Consensi for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain and hypertension.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 28.21 percent to close at $19.86.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) climbed 26.45 percent to close at $7.84 after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) shares climbed 21.93 percent to close at $2.78 in reaction to an encouraging FDA update. The biotechnology company that focuses on therapies for the treatment of cancer said the FDA granted a Fast Track designation for fimepinostat (CUDC-907) in patients with relapsed or refractory.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 21.23 percent to close at $7.48.
    Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK) rose 16.21 percent to close at $12.83 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    The Brink's Company (NYSE: BCO) jumped 16.2 percent to close at $79.25 as the company announced plans to acquire Dunbar Armored for $520 million in cash.
    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) rose 15.14 percent to c
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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    $2.41 Million in Sales Expected for Curis, Inc. (CRIS) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Curis Stock Scheduled to Reverse Split on Wednesday, May 30th (CRIS) (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Analysts Expect Curis, Inc. (CRIS) to Post -$0.09 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Curis Expands Senior Management Expertise with Appointment of Robert Martell, M.D., Ph.D., as Head of Research and Development (finance.yahoo.com) Is Curis, Inc. (CRIS) In Search of Footing? (nmsunews.com)

    Shares of Curis stock traded up $0.01 on Monday, hitting $0.45. The company had a trading volume of 1,290,968 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,462,753. The stock has a market capitalization of $74.57 million, a PE ratio of -1.25 and a beta of 1.29. Curis has a twelve month low of $0.41 and a twelve month high of $2.27. The company has a quick ratio of 3.60, a current ratio of 3.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.24.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2018

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Warren Buffett&s;s portfolio of stocks at Berkshire Hathaway has always contained a good number of insurance stocks. He likes them, always has.

Omaha&s;s most-famous investor started with his purchase of National Indemnity Company way back in 1967 and has continued since then with famous old names like GEICO and General Re, among many others.

If we imitate his methods, could we find success?

There&s;s no telling, but… one of the first steps in finding value is to see if the stock is trading at a low price/earnings ratio and if it can be purchased at a discount to book value.

Here are four insurance stocks that may fit as the type of value situation sought under the Buffett-like criteria he learned from Benjamin Graham:

&l;strong&g;AEGON N.V.&l;/strong&g; is a life insurance company based in the Netherlands and which trades on the New York Stock Exchange. With a price/earnings ratio of 5.4 and now priced at half its book value, it definitely looks like a value stock. The concern would be debt: There&s;s more of that than equity.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2018: CIRCOR International, Inc.(CIR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE: CIR) was down, falling around 15 percent to $60.91. CIRCOR reported Q4 adjusted earnings of $0.48 per share on revenue of $158 million. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Circor from Buy to Hold.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2018: Curis, Inc.(CRIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Curis Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) matched a 52-week low of $0.88 set Friday. The 52-week high is $3.48. Volume was about 4 million, four times the daily average of around 1 million. The drugmaker had no specific news Monday.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Skorney’s namesVertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX),Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT), and Curis (CRIS) his top biotech picks for 2017, while Ulz chosesBioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN) andParatek Pharmaceuticals (PRTK).

  • [By Alex McGuire]

    These are the 10 best penny stocks that have seen the biggest returns over the last week (March 7 – March 14)…

    Penny StockCurrent PriceWeekly Gain (March 7 – March 14)Ocera Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: OCRX)$1.47+147.1%Internap Corp. (Nasdaq: INAP)$3.28+41.4%Soligenix Inc. (Nasdaq: SNGX)$2.94+40%Navios Maritime Partners LP (NYSE: NMM)$2.63+37%QuickLogic Corp. (Nasdaq: QUIK)$2.14+30.5%Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp. (Nasdaq: ADMP)$4.60+22.7EXCO Resources Inc. (NYSE: XCO)$0.65+20.5%Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CYCC)$4.38+20.3%Hebron Technology Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq: HEBT)$3.99+19.1%Curis Inc. (Nasdaq: CRIS)$2.85+18.4%

    As a reminder, this is only a tracking metric of penny stocks trading on SEC-regulated exchanges like the Nasdaq and NYSE. Although these top penny stocks are safer than those trading on the pink sheets, we don’t recommend buying any of them without the proper amount of financial research.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2018: ARIAD Pharmaceuticals Inc.(ARIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Healthcare shares gained around 0.73 percent in trading on Monday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA), and VCA Inc (NASDAQ: WOOF).

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2018: Trina Solar Limited(TSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    Another potential earnings short-squeeze candidate is integrated solar-power products maker Trina Solar (TSL), which is set to release numbers on next Monday before the market open. Wall Street analysts, on average, expect Trina Solar to report revenue of $645.68 million on earnings of 15 cents per share.

    The current short interest as a percentage of the float for Trina Solar is extremely high at 24.5%. That means that out of the 76.94 million shares in the tradable float, 18.88 million shares are sold short by the bears. If the bulls get the earnings news they’re looking for, then shares of TSL could easily rip sharply higher post-earnings as the bears move to cover some of their positions.

    From a technical perspective, TSL is currently trending below both its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, which is bearish. This stock recently formed a double bottom chart pattern at $8.67 to $9.04 a share. Shares of TSL have now started to rebound off those support levels and it’s quickly moving within range of triggering a major breakout trade post-earnings above some key near-term overhead resistance levels.

    If you’re bullish on TSL, then I would wait until after its report and look for long-biased trades if this stock manages to break out above some near-term overhead resistance levels at $10.72 to $11.19 a share and then above its 50-day moving average of $11.17 a share with high volume. Look for volume on that move that hits near or above its three-month average action of 5.17 million shares. If that breakout materializes post-earnings, then TSL will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at its 200-day moving average of $12.49 to $14 a share, or even $14.50 to $15 a share.

    I would avoid TSL or look for short-biased trades if after earnings it fails to trigger that breakout and then drops back below some near-term support levels at $10 a share to those double bottom support levels at $9.04 to $8

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    The firm has a Sell rating on First Solar, JA Solar Holdings and Trina Solar Limited (ADR) (NYSE: TSL). It maintains a NC rating on SunPower Corporation, Canadian Solar and JinkoSolar Holding.

  • [By Spencer Israel]

    Axiom Capital Managing Director Gordon Johnson upgraded the entire alternative energy sector from Market Underweight to Market Overweight and upgraded SolarCity Corp (NASDAQ: SCTY) from Sell to Hold and Trina Solar Limited (ADR) (NYSE: TSL), Yingli Green Energy Holding Co Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: YGE) and JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: JASO) from Sell to Buy.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2018: Virtusa Corporation(VRTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Technology shares gained around 0.85 percent in trading on Friday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU), and Ceragon Networks Ltd (NASDAQ: CRNT).

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2018: Mechel OAO(MTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Basic materials shares gained around 1.89 percent in trading on Tuesday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Olympic Steel, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZEUS), and Mechel PAO (ADR) (NYSE: MTL).

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Mechel PAO (ADR) (NYSE: MTL) is rallying strongly, rising to a three-year high on roughly 1.7 times its average volume.

    The stock has been on a tear in recent months. After dipping below the $2 level in late April and languishing in the sub-$2 range until August, the stock has nearly tripled in the run up to Monday’s session.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Basic materials shares climbed by 2.37 percent in trading on Wednesday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Handy & Harman Ltd (NYSE: HNH), and Mechel PAO (ADR) (NYSE: MTL).

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2018: Valhi Inc.(VHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, basic materials shares slipped by 0.61 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Valhi, Inc. (NYSE: VHI), down 13 percent, and LSB Industries, Inc. (NYSE: LXU), down 7 percent.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2018: China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc.(CJJD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap Chinese retail pharmacy stock China Jo-Jo Drugstores (NASDAQ: CJJD) as a bullish long trade:

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2018: Neo Lithium Corp. (NTTHF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    ILC reminds me of Critical Elements [TSXV:CRE] (OTCQX:CRECF) having five projects (CRE has 11), and also of Galaxy Resources (ASX:GXY) (OTCPK:GALXF) by being diversified across brine and spodumene and across three continents. Also some similarity with Neo Lithium’s (OTC:NTTHF) [TSXV:NLC] early stage Argentinean brine project which I recently wrote about here. However, ILC trades at a much smaller market cap of US$8m to that of Critical Elements (US$85m) or Galaxy Resources (US$724m). This is partly due to ILC giving away significant percentages of their projects, and because they are still in the early stages of development.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2018: Smithfield Foods Inc.(SFD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Udovich]

    Thanksgiving is almost here but the exit of both Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NYSE: PPC) and Smithfield Foods (NYSE: SFD) to focus on their chicken or pork businesses (the latter was also acquired by the Chinese) leaves just two big Thanksgiving turkey stocks, Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) and Seaboard Corporation (NYSEAMEX: SEB), for investors to consider. According to the American Far Bureau, a 16-pound turkey will (on average) come in at a total of $22.74 this year or roughly $1.42 per pound for a decrease of 2 cents per pound or a total of 30 cents per whole turkey, compared to 2015. The price drop may be a transition back to the norm as the significant bird flu outbreak last year hurt the nations supply of both turkey and eggs.