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Best Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019

What happened

Premium retailer Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL) trounced the market last month, rising 23% compared to a 2% increase in the S&P 500, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

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The increase pushed shares further into sharply positive territory over the past 12 months, but the stock is still underperforming the market over longer 3-year and 5-year periods.

So what

Investors responded positively to Ralph Lauren’s earnings report last month. Sales declined as the company reduced its reliance on price cuts and on the heavy promotions it had been running in its e-commerce channel.

Yet as a result of those moves, adjusted gross margin improved by 4.4 percentage points last quarter, to 59.8% of sales. “We delivered on our commitments for the fourth quarter and the full year,” CEO Patrice Louvet said in a press release.

Best Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Live Ventures Incorporated(LIVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Live Ventures (NASDAQ: LIVE) and PennantPark Investment (NASDAQ:PNNT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Live Stars (CURRENCY:LIVE) traded up 2.3% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 23:00 PM Eastern on June 25th. Over the last seven days, Live Stars has traded down 10.1% against the dollar. One Live Stars token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0249 or 0.00000400 BTC on major exchanges. Live Stars has a total market cap of $990,922.00 and $25,651.00 worth of Live Stars was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Best Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Canadian Solar Inc.(CSIQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Solar stocks took a beating Monday after China cut its national incentives to install solar projects. Shares of solar panel manufacturers Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ) fell as much as 14.5%, JinkoSolar Holding Co. (NYSE:JKS) dropped as much as 17%, and Daqo New Energy Corp (NYSE:DQ) fell as much as 31.3% while inverter manufacturer Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH) fell up to 13.5%. By early afternoon, most major stocks in the solar industry were down double digits.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Canadian Solar (NASDAQ:CSIQ) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Canadian Solar (NASDAQ:CSIQ) is one of the biggest solar manufacturers in the world, producing about seven out of every 100 solar panels made last year. But the company doesn’t just make solar panels; it’s also become a leading developer of solar projects with a large presence in Brazil, Mexico, China, and the U.S. 

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    Hedge fund manager Carl Icahn has reversed his position on a potential deal between Cigna Inc. (NYSE: CI) and Express Scripts Holding Co. (Nasdaq: ESRX). Icahn is no longer seeking votes against the $52 billion merger. Icahn had previously written a letter that argued Cigna was paying too much for the pharmacy-benefits manager. The turning point came after proxy advisories Glass Lewis & Co. and Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. both issued their public support for the deal. Hedge fund manager David Einhorn and his firm Greenlight Capital made a major announcement this morning. The fund has cut its stake in Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR), and Micron Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MU). The updates came in a filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and stated his firm’s positions at the end of the second quarter.
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    Shares of Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) are on the move after the home retail giant reported earnings before the bell. Home Depot said earnings per share came in at $3.05 on top of $30.46 billion in revenue. The average Wall Street estimate was $2.84 on top of $29.98 billion in revenue. The firm also hiked its full-year guidance. Shares of HD stock were up 2.2% in pre-market hours. Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) is dominating the news as CEO Elon Musk continues to push the narrative that he will be taking his company private. According to Reuters, Musk has been speaking with Saudi Arabian financiers and others about a deal to de-list Tesla. Meanwhile, Musk is facing a lawsuit from short sellers who claim that Musk’s recent announcement of his plan on Twitter last week was part of a broader

Best Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Gogo Inc.(GOGO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Gogo Inc (NASDAQ:GOGO) saw a large increase in short interest during the month of September. As of September 14th, there was short interest totalling 36,201,243 shares, an increase of 7.6% from the August 31st total of 33,652,678 shares. Currently, 64.4% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 1,285,449 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 28.2 days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gogo (NASDAQ:GOGO) was upgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Gogo (NASDAQ:GOGO) stock gained 38.1% in January, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The in-flight broadband company’s stock fell roughly 44% from October through December, but shares saw substantial recovery early in 2019 thanks to a hardware performance fix, raised full-year guidance, and a rebound for the broader market after 2018’s turbulent close. 

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Shares of volatile in-flight broadband services specialist Gogo (NASDAQ:GOGO) outpaced the market last month by rising 16% compared to a 0.4% increase in the S&P 500, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Best Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Bank of Hawaii Corporation(BOH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Summit Financial Group (NYSE: BOH) and Bank of Hawaii (NYSE:BOH) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bank of Hawaii Co. (NYSE:BOH) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have issued a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $90.10.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Epoch Investment Partners Inc. boosted its position in shares of Bank of Hawaii Co. (NYSE:BOH) by 3.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 706,037 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 20,908 shares during the period. Epoch Investment Partners Inc.’s holdings in Bank of Hawaii were worth $58,672,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. reduced its holdings in Bank of Hawaii Co. (NYSE:BOH) by 17.9% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 4,691 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 1,021 shares during the quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Bank of Hawaii were worth $391,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019

NEW YORK — Stocks fell Wednesday as the Dow dropped more than 100 points, putting more distance between the blue chips and that elusive 20,000 mark.

Dow 20,000 has been in sight for several days now, with the index getting as close as a couple of dozen points from the milestone but never reaching it.

At the 4 p.m. ET close, the Dow stood 0.6% lower for the day, off 111 points and 166 away from 20,000. Meanwhile the Nasdaq sank 0.9% and the S&P 500 lost 0.8%.

The broad decline wiped out most of the gains from the day before, when the Nasdaq composite index closed at a record high.

Trading was quiet in a light week of economic and company news before the New Year’s Day holiday weekend.

Shares of luxury handbag maker Kate Spade (KATE) leaped 23.1% after news reports surfaced about a possible sale of the company.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Digital Ally Inc.(DGLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Digital Ally (NASDAQ:DGLY) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Digital Ally earned a media sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 45.1932077082068 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Digital Ally (NASDAQ:DGLY)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by equities research analysts at Westpark Capital in a research note issued on Wednesday. They currently have a $5.00 target price on the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock. Westpark Capital’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 17.65% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Digital Ally (NASDAQ:DGLY) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: NetSol Technologies Inc.(NTWK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NetSol Technologies (NASDAQ:NTWK) CEO Najeeb Ghauri purchased 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 25th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $6.20 per share, with a total value of $15,500.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TheStreet upgraded shares of NetSol Technologies (NASDAQ:NTWK) from a d+ rating to a c- rating in a research note published on Tuesday morning.

    Separately, ValuEngine raised shares of NetSol Technologies from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, May 17th.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sapiens International (NASDAQ: SPNS) and NetSol Technologies (NASDAQ:NTWK) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NetSol Technologies (NASDAQ:NTWK) CEO Najeeb Ghauri acquired 2,500 shares of NetSol Technologies stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 30th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $6.50 per share, with a total value of $16,250.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

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

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 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.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Canadian Solar Inc.(CSIQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    What a difference one year — and some major government policies — can make. In 2017, shares of SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR), Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ), JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE:JKS), and First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) investors enjoyed solid gains of 28%, 38%, 58% and 110% respectively. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

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    Global PV (Photovoltaics) Market Emerging Technology by 2023: Jinko Solar, Canadian Solar, Trina Solar and Hanwha (thecleantechnology.com) $715.14 Million in Sales Expected for Canadian Solar (CSIQ) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Canadian Solar (CSIQ) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.44 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) EGEB: 2 offshore wind mega-projects awarded on East coast, Trump’s tariffs hit Canadian Solar, last call for cheapest upgraded turbines (electrek.co) Short Sellers Still Cool to Solar Stocks, Betting Against Alt Energy (msn.com)

    NASDAQ:CSIQ traded down $0.27 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $16.62. 8,992 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 564,562. The stock has a market cap of $982.57 million, a P/E ratio of 16.00, a P/E/G ratio of 0.32 and a beta of 2.58. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a current ratio of 0.94 and a quick ratio of 0.83. Canadian Solar has a 1-year low of $12.24 and a 1-year high of $19.09.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSTM) fell 9.7 percent to $4.73 in pre-market trading after announcing a $35 million common stock offering.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares fell 8 percent to $13.48 in pre-market trading ahead of regulatory update at 8:30 a.m. ET.
    XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ: XTLB) fell 6.5 percent to $2.01 in pre-market trading after climbing 10.50 percent on Tuesday.
    Purple Innovation, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPL) shares fell 5.8 percent to $9.36 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) fell 5.7 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after declining 5.04 percent on Tuesday.
    RYB Education, Inc. (NYSE: RYB) shares fell 5 percent to $16.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares fell 4.4 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after rising 40.62 percent on Tuesday.
    Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ABR) fell 4.4 percent to $8.92 in pre-market trading after announcing a 5.5 million share common stock offering.
    Daxor Corporation (NYSE: DXR) fell 4.1 percent to $7.32 in pre-market trading.
    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) shares fell 3.8 percent to $51.03 in pre-market trading after the company announced plans to restate its Q2, Q3, Q4 and FY 2017 financial statements.
    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) fell 3.5 percent to $16.20 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    CELYAD SA/ADR (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares fell 3.3 percent to $29.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported launch of 1.8 million share offering

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    The impact will have ripple effects across the industry. Major manufacturers like Canadian Solar (NASDAQ:CSIQ), JinkoSolar (NYSE:JKS), Hanwha Q Cells (NASDAQ:HQCL), and JA Solar (NASDAQ:JASO) will see margins squeezed as volume and sales prices fall. They were all enjoying higher margins and strong demand in early 2018, so the could reverse to net losses later this year. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Canadian Solar (NASDAQ:CSIQ) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Saturday morning.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Scana Corporation(SCG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Aside from checking on whether the company achieves that aim, there are two other items investors should keep an eye on in the second half of the year. First, the company continues to make progress on its proposed merger with SCANA (NYSE:SCG). Shareholders of SCANA recently voted in favor of that transaction, and Dominion has won the approval of several regulators, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Federal Trade Commission, and the state of Georgia. However, the company still needs to get permission for the deal in North Carolina and South Carolina, with the latter one being a key sticking point due to SCANA’s failed nuclear plant in the state. While Dominion has offered several concessions in the deal to win over both customers and legislators, it might not be enough since the state wants an even bigger rate reduction. The company remains optimistic that it can close the deal by the end of this year, though it’s unclear if that will happen. 

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas trimmed its stake in SCANA Co. (NYSE:SCG) by 19.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 29,987 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 7,419 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in SCANA were worth $1,126,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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    Shares of NTES opened at $267.10 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $34.83 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.52, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.26 and a beta of 0.80. NetEase has a fifty-two week low of $222.32 and a fifty-two week high of $377.64.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Northern Trust Corporation(NTRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northern Trust (NASDAQ:NTRS) had its target price raised by Credit Suisse Group from $112.00 to $114.00 in a research note issued to investors on Friday morning. They currently have a neutral rating on the asset manager’s stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

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    $1.62 Earnings Per Share Expected for Northern Trust Co. (NTRS) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Northern Trust Corp. (finance.yahoo.com) DeChambeau claims four-stroke victory in FedEx Cup opener (investing.com) DeChambeau rolls to 4-stroke win at Northern Trust (investing.com) Northern Trust Sees Hammer Chart Pattern: Time to Buy? (finance.yahoo.com)

    Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Northern Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 8th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Northern Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 19th. Citigroup boosted their target price on shares of Northern Trust from $108.00 to $118.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, July 20th. Deutsche Bank dropped their target price on shares of Northern Trust from $119.00 to $118.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, August 16th. Finally, Vining Sparks reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $130.00 target price on shares of Northern Trust in a research report on Monday, July 23rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Northern Trust has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $115.06.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Atlantic Trust Group LLC grew its holdings in shares of Northern Trust Co. (NASDAQ:NTRS) by 19.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 5,141 shares of the asset manager’s stock after purchasing an additional 823 shares during the period. Atlantic Trust Group LLC’s holdings in Northern Trust were worth $530,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Atlas Energy, L.P.(ATLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Atlas Energy Group (OTCMKTS: ATLS) and Transglobe Energy (NASDAQ:TGA) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao(CBD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 28.8 percent to $4.03 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for expanded indications for its Senhance Surgical System.
    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) rose 15.6 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading.
    Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição (NYSE: CBD) rose 13.2 percent to $24.20 in pre-market trading.
    ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO) rose 12.2 percent to $21.65 in pre-market trading. Alibaba and Cainiao agreed to make strategic investment in ZTO Express of $1.38 billion.
    DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) rose 10.8 percent to $2.05 in pre-market trading.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) shares rose 9.6 percent to $42.68 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) shares rose 9.1 percent to $6.00 in pre-market trading.
    Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) rose 8.4 percent to $108.00 in pre-market trading.
    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares rose 7 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) rose 5.9 percent to $10.61 in pre-market trading.
    Frontline Ltd. (NYSE: FRO) rose 5.9 percent to $5.04 in pre-market trading.
    Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ: EVGN) rose 5.5 percent to $3.27 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) rose 5.5 percent to $3.68 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.44 percent on Friday.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) shares rose 5.4 percent to $2.16 in pre-market trading.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (NYSE:CBD) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (NYSE: CBD) and Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc Class B (OTCMKTS:ANCUF) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (NYSE:CBD) hit a new 52-week low on Friday . The company traded as low as $17.91 and last traded at $18.36, with a volume of 9820 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $18.40.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Northwest Natural Gas Company(NWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Northwest Natural Gas Co (NYSE:NWN) reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $70.44 and last traded at $70.20, with a volume of 1123 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $68.82.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Independence Contract Drilling, Inc.(ICD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Independence Contract (NYSE: ICD) and Pacific Drilling (OTCMKTS:PACDQ) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019

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Outside of the military, one of the greatest minds of all time believed in the KISS philosophy, but Albert Einstein expressed the idea in more poetic terms: “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Analog Devices, Inc.(ADI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA raised its stake in Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) by 30.2% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 13,729,787 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,184,232 shares during the period. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA’s holdings in Analog Devices were worth $1,251,195,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    After ams reported the shortfall, the SOX index dipped to about 1% above its 200-day moving average. Among the worst performers on the index are Micron Technology Inc. (MU) , down 3.16% Monday, Skyworks Solutions Inc. (SWKS) , down 2.79%, and Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) , down 1.97%.

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    Crutcher added that TI’s own chip manufacturing teams have been pushing equipment suppliers to make their machinery smarter. “We want it to tell us sooner if there’s an issue with the [chip] wafer that’s going through that machine,” he said as an example. Fellow analog chip and microcontroller (MCU) suppliers such as Analog Devices (ADI) and Microchip (MCHP) also have strong industrial exposure.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This stock could very well benefit from an increase in information technology and 5G spending, and the company does a sizable portion of its business with Apple. Analog Devices Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) is a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of analog, mixed-signal and digital signal processing integrated circuits for use in industrial, automotive, consumer and communication markets worldwide. It offers signal processing products that convert, condition and process real-world phenomena, such as temperature, pressure, sound, light, speed and motion, into electrical signals.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Barclays restated their overweight rating on shares of Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) in a research note published on Wednesday. They currently have a $108.00 price target on the semiconductor company’s stock.

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    Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) leads a busy day of earnings reports. The retail giant reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.47, a figure that topped expectations by 7 cents. The company beat revenue expectations, reported stronger same-store sales, and hiked its full-year forecast. Shares of TGT jumped 6.4% before the bell. Home improvement retail might be cooling off as higher interest rates put a dent into new-home sales. This morning, shares of Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW) dropped 0.7% after the company reported earnings. The firm reported adjusted earnings per share of $2.07, a figure that beat expectations by 5 cents. Despite topping revenue expectations, the firm reported weaker-than-expected same-store sales and slashed its full-year outlook. In deal news, shares of Navigators Group (Nasdaq: NAVG) popped nearly 9%. The firm agreed to be purchased by Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: HIG) for $2.1 billion in cash. Look for additional earnings reports from L Brands Inc. (NYSE: LB), Williams-Sonoma Inc. (NYSE: WSM), Photronics Inc. (Nasdaq: PLAB), and Analog Devices Inc. (Nasdaq: ADI).

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Canadian Solar Inc.(CSIQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Solar’s Perfect Small-Cap
    Recurrent’s parent company — Canadian Solar (Nasdaq: CSIQ) — is publicly traded. Even better, it’s the right size ($925.7 million in market cap) for Fast-Track Millionaire readers to consider making an investment.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) saw a decrease of 17.1% in short interest during the two-week period. Some 6.3% of the total float, or 2.8 million shares, were short, and days to cover fell from four to three. The company’s shares traded up 4.9% over the two weeks, and shares closed Wednesday at $14.94, up about 1.5% for the day, in a 52-week range of $11.37 to $19.09.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

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    Global PV (Photovoltaics) Market Emerging Technology by 2023: Jinko Solar, Canadian Solar, Trina Solar and Hanwha (thecleantechnology.com) $715.14 Million in Sales Expected for Canadian Solar (CSIQ) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Canadian Solar (CSIQ) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.44 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) EGEB: 2 offshore wind mega-projects awarded on East coast, Trump’s tariffs hit Canadian Solar, last call for cheapest upgraded turbines (electrek.co) Short Sellers Still Cool to Solar Stocks, Betting Against Alt Energy (msn.com)

    NASDAQ:CSIQ traded down $0.27 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $16.62. 8,992 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 564,562. The stock has a market cap of $982.57 million, a P/E ratio of 16.00, a P/E/G ratio of 0.32 and a beta of 2.58. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a current ratio of 0.94 and a quick ratio of 0.83. Canadian Solar has a 1-year low of $12.24 and a 1-year high of $19.09.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Canadian Solar (NASDAQ:CSIQ) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) saw a decrease of 13.8% in short interest during the two-week period until May 31. Some 2.8% of the total float, or 1.25 million shares, were short and the number of days to cover fell from three to two. The company’s share price dipped 1.2% over the two-week period. And Monday’s closing price was $12.20, a rise of about 3.1% for the day, within a 52-week range of $12.04 to $19.09.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) saw an increase of 10.3% in short interest during the two weeks to June 29. Some 7.2% of the total float, or 3.23 million shares, were short, and days to cover rose from one to three. The company’s share price rose by 5.9% over the two-week period, and shares closed Wednesday at $13.02, down about 1.5% for the day, in a 52-week range of $11.37 to $19.09.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Silicon Laboratories Inc.(SLAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    OppenheimerFunds Inc. increased its holdings in Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ:SLAB) by 8.7% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 302,063 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 24,207 shares during the quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc.’s holdings in Silicon Laboratories were worth $27,155,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd trimmed its stake in shares of Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ:SLAB) by 46.2% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 5,806 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 4,977 shares during the quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd’s holdings in Silicon Laboratories were worth $579,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Harte-Hanks, Inc.(HHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Harte Hanks (NYSE:HHS) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Friday morning.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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    Harte-Hanks (HHS) Name Four New Independent Directors (streetinsider.com) Harte Hanks (HHS) Given $15.00 Consensus Price Target by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Harte Hanks to Appoint Four New Independent Directors to the Board (feeds.benzinga.com) Harte Hanks (HHS) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com) Harte Hanks (HHS) Shares March Higher, Can It Continue? (zacks.com)

    Shares of Harte Hanks traded up $0.65, reaching $10.96, during trading hours on Friday, according to Marketbeat.com. The stock had a trading volume of 46,930 shares, compared to its average volume of 18,474. Harte Hanks has a 12 month low of $7.30 and a 12 month high of $14.40. The stock has a market capitalization of $64.54 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -9.13 and a beta of 0.90.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Noble Financial reissued their buy rating on shares of Harte Hanks (NYSE:HHS) in a report issued on Thursday.

    HHS has been the topic of a number of other research reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Harte Hanks from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report on Tuesday, August 28th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Harte Hanks from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Tuesday, August 14th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Harte Hanks (NYSE:HHS) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday.

    HHS has been the topic of a number of other reports. Noble Financial reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Harte Hanks in a research note on Monday, March 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Harte Hanks from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating and set a $12.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, May 15th.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Bioblast Pharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: ORPN) shares rose 29.6 percent to $3.22.
    Mannatech, Incorporated (NASDAQ: MTEX) surged 23.3 percent to $19.60 after the company reported commencement of modified Dutch auction cash tender for up to $16 million of common stock.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares rose 22.1 percent to $15.8003.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) gained 18.1 percent to $5.54 following commencement of EU blood grouping field trial.
    Shineco, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYHT) climbed 17.1 percent to $1.9899 following Q3 results. Shineco posted Q3 earnings of $0.21 per share on sales of $13.3 million.
    CPI Card Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PMTS) rose 17 percent to $3.0999.
    Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE) shares climbed 12 percent to $2.2613. The stock spiked more than 14 percent Thursday near the close as traders circulate word the Delaware lottery is planning to introduce full sports betting in June.
    Harte Hanks, Inc. (NYSE: HHS) shares gained 7.2 percent to $11.05 after the company late Thursday appointed four new independent directors to board.
    Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON) rose 6.4 percent to $6.17.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) shares gained 6.3 percent to $3.74.
    Global Self Storage, Inc. (NASDAQ: SELF) shares climbed 6 percent to $4.20.

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Veeva Systems Inc.(VEEV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Investors in Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) are enjoying a pleasant end to the trading week. Shares were up 12% as of 3:40 p.m. EDT on Friday, thanks to the release of better-than-expected fiscal 2019 second-quarter earnings.

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Shares of Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) rocketed 38% in August, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. This brings the life sciences industry-focused, cloud-based software solutions provider’s year-to-date 2018 return to 82.7% through Wednesday, Sept. 5.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) and Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) stand out as two of the top providers of these healthcare systems. Veeva has definitely been the bigger winner lately, with its stock soaring nearly 40% so far in 2018. Meanwhile, Cerner stock is down more than 10% year to date.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    Shareholders of Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV), a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that specializes in meeting the needs of the pharmaceutical industry, have enjoyed quite a run. The company has continually outpaced expectations, leading to returns of 260% since February of 2016.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Resonant Inc.(RESN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Resonant Inc (NASDAQ:RESN) CFO Jeffrey A. Killian sold 5,870 shares of Resonant stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.69, for a total value of $21,660.30. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 80,307 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $296,332.83. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

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

    Synaptics (NASDAQ: SYNA) and Resonant (NASDAQ:RESN) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and earnings.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Frequency Electronics Inc.(FEIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about Frequency Electronics (NASDAQ:FEIM) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Frequency Electronics earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 46.4556074629456 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Frequency Electronics (NASDAQ:FEIM) was upgraded by analysts at TheStreet from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation(CTSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $9.89 billion.
    Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $14.34 billion.
    Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE: LPX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $692.63 million.
    Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSH) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.06 per share on revenue of 3.90 billion.
    Manchester United plc (NYSE: MANU) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $1.35 per share on revenue of $193.67 million.
    Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $3.24 billion.
    Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NYSE: WLTW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.01 per share on revenue of $2.23 billion.
    Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.28 per share on revenue of $922.42 million.
    TravelCenters of America LLC (NASDAQ: TA) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.16 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $723.93 million.
    Welbilt, Inc. (NYSE: WBT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $329.71 million.
    Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ: HZNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $234.17 million.

     

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rockland Trust Co. cut its stake in shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) by 1.1% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 125,988 shares of the information technology service provider’s stock after selling 1,451 shares during the quarter. Rockland Trust Co.’s holdings in Cognizant Technology Solutions were worth $9,720,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Cognizant (NASDAQ:CTSH) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cognizant earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the information technology service provider an impact score of 46.6851487556046 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Live Ventures Incorporated(LIVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Live Ventures (NASDAQ: LIVE) and PennantPark Investment (NASDAQ:PNNT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Live Stars (CURRENCY:LIVE) traded up 2.3% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 23:00 PM Eastern on June 25th. Over the last seven days, Live Stars has traded down 10.1% against the dollar. One Live Stars token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0249 or 0.00000400 BTC on major exchanges. Live Stars has a total market cap of $990,922.00 and $25,651.00 worth of Live Stars was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Rudolph Technologies Inc.(RTEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Great West Life Assurance Co. Can decreased its position in Rudolph Technologies Inc (NYSE:RTEC) by 5.2% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 40,422 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 2,206 shares during the period. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can owned approximately 0.13% of Rudolph Technologies worth $1,118,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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  • [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)

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019

Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado trimmed its position in shares of Chimera Investment Co. (NYSE:CIM) by 18.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 51,307 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 11,267 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado’s holdings in Chimera Investment were worth $893,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of CIM. American Century Companies Inc. purchased a new position in Chimera Investment during the 4th quarter worth approximately $9,021,000. Two Sigma Investments LP grew its position in Chimera Investment by 916.1% during the 4th quarter. Two Sigma Investments LP now owns 420,558 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $7,772,000 after purchasing an additional 379,167 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its position in Chimera Investment by 19.2% during the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 1,300,895 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $22,648,000 after purchasing an additional 209,573 shares in the last quarter. EnTrustPermal Partners Offshore LP purchased a new position in Chimera Investment during the 4th quarter worth approximately $2,938,000. Finally, Mackenzie Financial Corp grew its position in Chimera Investment by 342.5% during the 4th quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp now owns 197,359 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $3,647,000 after purchasing an additional 152,755 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 51.41% of the company’s stock.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.(RS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Deroy & Devereaux Private Investment Counsel Inc. raised its holdings in Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co (NYSE:RS) by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 229,801 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 848 shares during the quarter. Reliance Steel & Aluminum accounts for approximately 2.1% of Deroy & Devereaux Private Investment Counsel Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 11th largest holding. Deroy & Devereaux Private Investment Counsel Inc.’s holdings in Reliance Steel & Aluminum were worth $20,117,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    American Century Companies Inc. grew its stake in Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co (NYSE:RS) by 2.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 31,780 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 748 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc.’s holdings in Reliance Steel & Aluminum were worth $2,725,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Reliance Steel & Aluminum (NYSE:RS) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Wednesday.

    Other analysts have also issued reports about the stock. KeyCorp boosted their target price on shares of Reliance Steel & Aluminum from $95.00 to $97.00 and gave the company an overweight rating in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Reliance Steel & Aluminum from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. Cowen boosted their target price on shares of Reliance Steel & Aluminum from $101.00 to $107.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Goldman Sachs assumed coverage on shares of Reliance Steel & Aluminum in a research report on Tuesday, March 20th. They set a neutral rating and a $103.00 target price for the company. Finally, Bank of America set a $97.00 target price on shares of Reliance Steel & Aluminum and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday, January 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $96.71.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co (NYSE:RS) hit a new 52-week high and low on Thursday . The company traded as low as $97.41 and last traded at $94.18, with a volume of 15817 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $96.27.

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  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Reliance Steel & Aluminum
    This is a top steel services play that the Deutsche Bank team is very positive on. Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (NYSE: RS) provides metals processing services and distributes a line of about 100,000 metal products, including alloy, aluminum, brass, copper, carbon steel, stainless steel, titanium and specialty steel products. Its primary processing services comprise cutting, leveling, sawing, machining and electropolishing.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Provident Financial Holdings, Inc.(PROV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News articles about Provident Financial (NASDAQ:PROV) have been trending somewhat negative this week, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Provident Financial earned a daily sentiment score of -0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9215692366566 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    E*TRADE Financial (NASDAQ: ETFC) and Provident Financial (NASDAQ:PROV) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Charter Financial (NASDAQ: CHFN) and Provident Financial (NASDAQ:PROV) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Canadian Solar Inc.(CSIQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Contrasting Canadian Solar (CSIQ) & NVE (NVEC) (americanbankingnews.com) Africa: Canadian Solar Partners With ET Energy to Build 132 MWP of Solar Projects in South Africa (allafrica.com) Canadian Solar Partners with ET Energy to Build 132 MWp of Solar Projects in South Africa (finance.yahoo.com) Canadian Solar Inc (CSIQ) Trend Analysis Report (emnnews.com) Canadian Solar Inc. (NasdaqGS:CSIQ) Quant Update and Deep Dive into the 0.023549 ROA (baycityobserver.com)

    A number of brokerages have issued reports on CSIQ. B. Riley reduced their price objective on shares of Canadian Solar from $18.00 to $17.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, August 23rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Canadian Solar from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 17th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Canadian Solar from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 14th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Canadian Solar from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 20th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of Canadian Solar from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their price objective for the stock from $17.00 to $15.00 in a research report on Thursday, June 7th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. Canadian Solar has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $17.67.

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) saw an increase of 3.1% in short interest during the first two weeks of August. Some 7.6% of the total float, or 3.4 million shares, were short and days to cover fell from five to four. The company’s share price traded flat over the two-week period and shares closed Friday at $13.86, up about 3.4% for the day, in a 52-week range of $11.37 to $19.09.

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    Hedge fund manager Carl Icahn has reversed his position on a potential deal between Cigna Inc. (NYSE: CI) and Express Scripts Holding Co. (Nasdaq: ESRX). Icahn is no longer seeking votes against the $52 billion merger. Icahn had previously written a letter that argued Cigna was paying too much for the pharmacy-benefits manager. The turning point came after proxy advisories Glass Lewis & Co. and Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. both issued their public support for the deal. Hedge fund manager David Einhorn and his firm Greenlight Capital made a major announcement this morning. The fund has cut its stake in Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR), and Micron Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MU). The updates came in a filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and stated his firm’s positions at the end of the second quarter.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: HD, TSLA, KO
    Shares of Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) are on the move after the home retail giant reported earnings before the bell. Home Depot said earnings per share came in at $3.05 on top of $30.46 billion in revenue. The average Wall Street estimate was $2.84 on top of $29.98 billion in revenue. The firm also hiked its full-year guidance. Shares of HD stock were up 2.2% in pre-market hours. Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) is dominating the news as CEO Elon Musk continues to push the narrative that he will be taking his company private. According to Reuters, Musk has been speaking with Saudi Arabian financiers and others about a deal to de-list Tesla. Meanwhile, Musk is facing a lawsuit from short sellers who claim that Musk’s recent announcement of his plan on Twitter last week was part of a broader

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) saw an increase of 10.3% in short interest during the two weeks to June 29. Some 7.2% of the total float, or 3.23 million shares, were short, and days to cover rose from one to three. The company’s share price rose by 5.9% over the two-week period, and shares closed Wednesday at $13.02, down about 1.5% for the day, in a 52-week range of $11.37 to $19.09.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Gilead Sciences, Inc.(GILD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    AbbVie’s new hepatitis C virus (HCV) drug Mavyret appears to be giving Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) a run for its money. In the first quarter, AbbVie’s net HCV revenue came in at $919 million. That total includes both of the company’s HCV drugs, Viekira and Mavyret. But there’s virtually no question that Mavyret is contributing most of AbbVie’s HCV revenue.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    But at least three of the biotechs singled out by the FDA deserve to be on another list — investors’ buy lists. Here’s why Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG), Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD), and Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:JAZZ) look like great stock picks right now.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The iShares biotech ETF has a structure that’s familiar to anyone who invests regularly in exchange-traded funds. The ETF tracks an index of nearly 200 biotech and pharmaceutical stocks, with roughly 80% of assets dedicated to true biotechs and the rest split evenly between pharma and life sciences equipment and services providers. Top ETF holdings Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB), Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN), and Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) make up a total of roughly 25% of the fund’s assets.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    AbbVie’s new hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment is priced to compete with Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) market-leading treatments and the strategy’s working. Mayvret has been a disaster for Gilead’s HCV franchise, but it did more to push AbbVie’s needle forward than any other product during the first quarter. AbbVie reported $919 billion in HCV antiviral sales, $656 million more than during the same period last year and $409 million more than during the previous quarter.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: CPS Technologies Corp.(CPSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about CPS Technologies (NASDAQ:CPSH) has been trending somewhat negative recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CPS Technologies earned a media sentiment score of -0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the electronics maker an impact score of 47.6937573591172 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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ValuEngine cut shares of CYS Investments (NYSE:CYS) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Saturday morning.

Separately, Compass Point raised shares of CYS Investments from a sell rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 6th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $8.50.

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CYS Investments opened at $7.37 on Friday, MarketBeat.com reports. The company has a market cap of $1.14 billion, a PE ratio of 7.54 and a beta of 0.37. CYS Investments has a 1-year low of $6.25 and a 1-year high of $8.98.

Top Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Pointer Telocation Ltd.(PNTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Pointer Telocation Ltd. (NASDAQ: PNTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $20.22 million.

    Tecogen Inc. (NASDAQ: TGEN) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $9.43 million.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pointer Telocation Ltd (NASDAQ:PNTR) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $21.33.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pointer Telocation (NASDAQ: PNTR) and Mitel Networks (NASDAQ:MITL) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Top Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Nordstrom Inc.(JWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP) popped on strong earnings and Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) fell after its investor day didn’t generate enthusiasm for its future.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) has suffered along with much of the rest of the retail industry for quite a while now, as changes in the ways shoppers like to shop have forced companies across the sector to adapt their business practices and adopt new technologies. Some had hoped that the upscale Seattle-based retailer would prove immune to those trends, but Nordstrom hasn’t escaped the resulting downward pressure. Now that it seems unlikely that the Nordstrom family will succeed in pulling off a leveraged buyout of the retailer, shareholders want to feel more confident about the future direction the company will take, especially as competitors have started to show signs of a recovery.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN) is scheduled to release its most recent quarterly results after the markets close on Thursday. The consensus estimates call for $0.44 in earnings per share (EPS) on $3.46 billion in revenue. The fiscal first quarter of last year reportedly had EPS of $0.37 and $3.35 billion in revenue.

Top Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Canadian Solar Inc.(CSIQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) saw a skyrocketing increase of 133.6% in short interest during the two-week period. Some 2.92 million shares were short and days to cover fell from two to one. The company’s share price dipped by 30% over the two weeks, and shares closed Tuesday at $12.15, down about 2% for the day, in a 52-week range of $11.37 to $19.09.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSTM) fell 9.7 percent to $4.73 in pre-market trading after announcing a $35 million common stock offering.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares fell 8 percent to $13.48 in pre-market trading ahead of regulatory update at 8:30 a.m. ET.
    XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ: XTLB) fell 6.5 percent to $2.01 in pre-market trading after climbing 10.50 percent on Tuesday.
    Purple Innovation, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPL) shares fell 5.8 percent to $9.36 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) fell 5.7 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after declining 5.04 percent on Tuesday.
    RYB Education, Inc. (NYSE: RYB) shares fell 5 percent to $16.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares fell 4.4 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after rising 40.62 percent on Tuesday.
    Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ABR) fell 4.4 percent to $8.92 in pre-market trading after announcing a 5.5 million share common stock offering.
    Daxor Corporation (NYSE: DXR) fell 4.1 percent to $7.32 in pre-market trading.
    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) shares fell 3.8 percent to $51.03 in pre-market trading after the company announced plans to restate its Q2, Q3, Q4 and FY 2017 financial statements.
    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) fell 3.5 percent to $16.20 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    CELYAD SA/ADR (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares fell 3.3 percent to $29.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported launch of 1.8 million share offering

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.

    Magal Security Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: MAGS) is expected to report earnings for its first quarter.

Top Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Western Copper and Gold Corporation(WRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Western Copper (NYSEAMERICAN:WRN) (TSE:WRN) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 367,976 shares, an increase of 17.9% from the May 31st total of 312,021 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 131,386 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.8 days.

Top Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Douglas Dynamics Inc.(PLOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Northern Trust Corp trimmed its holdings in Douglas Dynamics Inc (NYSE:PLOW) by 0.7% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 266,982 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after selling 1,951 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp’s holdings in Douglas Dynamics were worth $11,573,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Douglas Dynamics (NYSE:PLOW) has done a lot of work to go beyond its historical reliance on equipment that helps its customers fight against winter snow and ice. Yet even with the moves it has made to diversify, Douglas can still benefit when winter weather convinces buyers that they need the work truck attachments it can provide for them.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Douglas Dynamics (NYSE: PLOW) and Astec Industries (NASDAQ:ASTE) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Douglas Dynamics (PLOW) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $148.45 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Critical Contrast: Astec Industries (ASTE) and Douglas Dynamics (PLOW) (americanbankingnews.com) $0.78 Earnings Per Share Expected for Douglas Dynamics (PLOW) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Astec Industries (ASTE) & Douglas Dynamics (PLOW) Critical Comparison (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of research firms recently commented on PLOW. Craig Hallum set a $50.00 price objective on Douglas Dynamics and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Douglas Dynamics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Friday, May 11th. ValuEngine upgraded Douglas Dynamics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating and issued a $44.00 price objective on shares of Douglas Dynamics in a report on Thursday, March 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $48.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about Douglas Dynamics (NYSE:PLOW) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Douglas Dynamics earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the auto parts company an impact score of 47.2246052290592 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.