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Hot Value Stocks To Watch Right Now

While a pullback in the stock market uncovered some good investment opportunities last December, that steep market sell-off is now in the rearview mirror. The S&P 500 has surged 11% higher year to date, making it more difficult to find undervalued stocks.

However, there’s still value in this market if you look closely. Better yet, one particular company not only trades at a conservative valuation, it also pays out a meaningful dividend. What is this stock? Grocery giant Kroger (NYSE:KR).

Here’s why investors should consider buying Kroger stock.

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An attractive valuation

A look at Kroger’s fundamentals relative to its market capitalization reveals a compelling valuation.

Hot Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ducommun Incorporated(DCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Ducommun Inc  (NYSE:DCO)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Astronics (NASDAQ: ATRO) and Ducommun (NYSE:DCO) are both small-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion.
    Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.65 billion.
    Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $556.81 million.
    Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $383.37 million.
    Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $880.89 million.
    Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $396.25 million.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $73.23 million.
    Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $980.50 million.
    Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $220.14 million.
    Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $210.01 million.
    TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $198.62 million.
    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE: RBA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $153.87 million.
    Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $247.16 million.
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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ducommun (NYSE:DCO) had its price target increased by Canaccord Genuity from $36.00 to $38.00. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

    Fortress Biotech (NASDAQ:FBIO) was given a $11.00 target price by analysts at HC Wainwright. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE:DCO) have been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $45.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Allianz Asset Management GmbH lessened its stake in Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE:DCO) by 27.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 35,623 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 13,753 shares during the quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH owned approximately 0.31% of Ducommun worth $1,082,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.(AAOI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    There is no doubt in my mind that high-speed network equipment and components will be in high demand for many years to come. That’s why I’m salivating over the rock-bottom prices that some of the best names in the industry are trading for right now. So let’s have a closer look at Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR), Applied Optoelectronics Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI), and NeoPhotonics (NYSE:NPTN), all of which have seen share prices sliding at least 20% lower over the last 52 weeks. These are great companies in a high-growth industry with legs that are good for miles and miles, and should be snapped up at these ridiculously low prices.

  • [By Anders Bylund, Timothy Green, and Brian Feroldi]

    Read on to see why our panelists suggest picking up Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI), Oaktree Capital (NYSE:OAK), and Q2 Holdings (NYSE:QTWO) right now.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media headlines about Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog 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. Applied Optoelectronics earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.3791565969266 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 66.67 percent to close at $2.00 on Wednesday after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares jumped 49.24 percent to close at $1.97 on Wednesday. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) rose 34.45 percent to close at $9.21. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares rose 25.82 percent to close at $38.35 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) rose 24.15 percent to close at $5.09. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) jumped 23.3 percent to close at $5.98 on Wednesday.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) gained 22.92 percent to close at $1.18 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD) rose 21.95 percent to close at $4.00.
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) gained 21.4 percent to close at $22.92 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) rose 17.14 percent to close at $5.40.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 16.59 percent to close at $49.20 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP) climbed 15.61 percent to close at $8.22. Oramed Pharma disclosed that its patent has been allowed in the US for oral administration of proteins.
    Dorian LPG Ltd. (NYSE: LPG) rose 14.89 percent to close at $8.41. Dorian LPG confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal fr

Hot Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nuance Communications Inc.(NUAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report released on Thursday.

    Several other analysts have also commented on the company. Standpoint Research lowered Nuance Communications from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday. Barclays lifted their price target on Nuance Communications from $18.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research note on Thursday. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on Nuance Communications from $15.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Thursday. BidaskClub lowered Nuance Communications from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Nuance Communications from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 11th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Nuance Communications currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $19.43.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    One key part of the rush toward artificial intelligence is making sure that automated systems can communicate easily and effectively with their human users. Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) has a huge head start in voice recognition technology, and despite its successes in areas like medical transcription, the tech company knows that in order to sustain its competitive advantage, it needs to use its lead to push forward with groundbreaking technological innovations.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The technology industry is in high-growth mode, with plenty of lucrative trends in key areas like artificial intelligence giving companies the opportunity to seek to generate huge profits. Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) has been an important player in the voice-recognition business for a long time, and lately, it’s been trying to use its experience to find new ways to grow in high-profile areas.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    In order to use artificial intelligence effectively, communication is essential, and Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) has a long history in the area of letting people use natural language to interact with technology. Yet even though the scope of its addressable market is huge, Nuance hasn’t lived up to its potential. After expending a lot of effort looking outward to try to find the most lucrative opportunities for growth, the tech company decided to refocus its efforts internally. It knows that in order to sustain its competitive advantage, it needs to use its lead to push forward with groundbreaking technological innovations.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN), maker of the popular “Dragon NaturallySpeaking” speech-to-text software, jumped more than 10% in early Thursday trading after the company reported fiscal Q3 2018 earnings results  that broadly met Wall Street’s expectations.

Hot Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Measured Wealth Private Client Group LLC acquired a new stake in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund acquired 10,786 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,926,000. SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust makes up approximately 2.4% of Measured Wealth Private Client Group LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 8th biggest position.

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    In this case, you can purchase puts on the index ETF best representing the makeup of your portfolio. For instance, if your portfolio is mostly domestic large-cap stocks, buy puts or LEAPS puts on the S&P 500 SPDR (NYSE: SPY). If you own a majority of international stocks, the iShares MSCI World ETF (NYSE: URTH) can work. There is an ETF for nearly every type of portfolio that can provide the insurance you need.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Jackson Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 11,767 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,342,000.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now

Investors looking for profits in the healthcare sector had a difficult time in 2017 if they weren’t in biotech. The Health Care SPDR ETF (NYSE: XLV) only gained 13.15% last year, while the S&P 500 climbed 22.5% over the same time period.

But the biotech sector crushed the market, with the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE: XBI) returning a market-beating 43.36% in 2017, nearly double the broader S&P 500.

That’s why we’ll show you the three best biotech stocks to buy for 2018.

Despite the exceptional run for biotech stocks in 2017, the broader healthcare sector has been facing a strong headwind over the past few years that scared away some investors.

Drug pricing controversies, increased generic competition for blockbuster drugs, and the recent merger between retail giant CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) and insurance company Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET) have weakened returns for shareholders.
In addition, Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A), and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) announced a joint venture to enter the health insurance industry.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Castle Brands, Inc.(ROX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Castle Brands (NYSEAMERICAN:ROX) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 6,422,984 shares, a decrease of 5.8% from the April 30th total of 6,815,151 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 169,266 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 37.9 days. Currently, 7.2% of the company’s stock are sold short.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Gilead Sciences, Inc.(GILD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By George Budwell]

    When it comes to biotech stocks, Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG) and Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) are easily two of the brightest stars. After all, these two top dogs have generated enormous returns for investors since the start of the biotech bull market back in 2010:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD), Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN), and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) rank as the three top biopharmaceutical companies when it comes to cash stockpiles. Here’s what these drugmakers are most likely to do with all that money — and whether or not you should consider investing some of your hard-earned cash to buy their stocks.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ICPT), Madrigal Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:MDGL), and Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) are three top stocks for investing this arena, which could be worth as much as $35 billion annually by 2020. There are plenty of companies with NASH candidates, but these three biotechs rise to the top of the list for some very different reasons.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Biotech traders get heaps of attention, but buying promising young drugmakers and holding them for the long term is a far easier way to get rich. Case in point: Spreading $10,000 evenly among shares of Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB), Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG), and Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) around this time in 1998 would have made you a millionaire already. 

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) saw its short interest increase slightly to 16.28 million shares from 16.13 million in the previous period. Shares were trading at $67.85, in a 52-week range of $63.76 to $89.54.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) saw its short interest decrease to 17.44 million shares from 18.22 million in the previous period. Shares were trading at $72.72, in a 52-week range of $63.76 to $89.54.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ducommun Incorporated(DCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion.
    Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.65 billion.
    Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $556.81 million.
    Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $383.37 million.
    Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $880.89 million.
    Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $396.25 million.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $73.23 million.
    Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $980.50 million.
    Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $220.14 million.
    Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $210.01 million.
    TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $198.62 million.
    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE: RBA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $153.87 million.
    Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $247.16 million.
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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ducommun (NYSE:DCO) had its price target increased by Canaccord Genuity from $36.00 to $38.00. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

    Fortress Biotech (NASDAQ:FBIO) was given a $11.00 target price by analysts at HC Wainwright. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Astronics (NASDAQ: ATRO) and Ducommun (NYSE:DCO) are both small-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Astronics (NASDAQ: ATRO) and Ducommun (NYSE:DCO) are both small-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.(CMG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    I like Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG), both as a business and as a consumer who enjoys tacos. The company has figured out how to create great-tasting fast food made from recognizable ingredients at a decent price.

  • [By ]

    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG) investors are having a very good day. 

    The stock is up 24% Thursday, April 26, following a redemptive first-quarter earnings release under brand-new CEO Brian Niccol. As of 3pm, the stock was trading at $422.70.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    The long saga of the Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) and its food fiascos finally may have seen its worst. In fact, an almost 20% gain in the shares after the earnings report may be signaling something even larger. Chipotle shares have now rallied a whopping 60% from the post-panic lows, and many analysts on Wall Street are still hanging on to a very cautious or negative stance.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Celanese Corporation(CE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Celanese (NYSE:CE)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating reiterated by Cowen in a report issued on Friday. They presently have a $125.00 price objective on the basic materials company’s stock, up from their previous price objective of $120.00. Cowen’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 15.06% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By ]

    Eli Lilly announced in October it was conducting a strategic review for the unit.  Elanco on Monday said it has appointed Christopher Jensen, who was most recently with Celanese Corp. (CE) , as chief financial officer.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Loomis Sayles & Co. L P purchased a new position in Celanese Co. (NYSE:CE) during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm purchased 101,256 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,147,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Jennison Associates LLC trimmed its stake in shares of Celanese Co. (NYSE:CE) by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 527,082 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 3,006 shares during the period. Jennison Associates LLC’s holdings in Celanese were worth $58,538,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Celanese (NYSE: CE) and Sealed Air (NYSE:SEE) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019

By Emily Gurnon, Next Avenue Contributor 

When Sol Moran, 63, left her home in Puerto Rico to move to Minneapolis, things initially went well. She enjoyed being closer to her son, who lived in a nearby suburb, and she had a job she enjoyed. Then Moran got hit with a constellation of serious illnesses. She wasn’t able to keep up her work as an interpreter and home health aide and didn’t have the energy to get out of her apartment for anything other than medical visits.

Her world became very small.

“I had given up on life,” Moran said last week. “I was wondering sometimes why I had a phone,” since the only calls she received were about doctors’ appointments.

Credit: Shutterstock

‘A Potent Killer’

Loneliness and social isolation are not merely a source of sadness for many older adults. Studies have shown that isolation increases the risk of mental and physical illnesses. In fact, the health risks of prolonged isolation are equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day, according to the AARP Foundation.

Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019: Atlantic American Corporation(AAME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about Atlantic American (NASDAQ:AAME) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing 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. Atlantic American earned a coverage optimism score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.9140395368088 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Atlantic American (NASDAQ: AAME) and Swiss Re (OTCMKTS:SSREY) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019: Chemung Financial Corp(CHMG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Chemung Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CHMG) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, May 18th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Monday, June 18th will be given a dividend of 0.26 per share by the bank on Monday, July 2nd. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 15th.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Chemung Financial (CHMG)

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Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019: Ducommun Incorporated(DCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Astronics (NASDAQ: ATRO) and Ducommun (NYSE:DCO) are both small-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Astronics (NASDAQ: ATRO) and Ducommun (NYSE:DCO) are both small-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ducommun (NYSE:DCO) had its target price lifted by Canaccord Genuity from $36.00 to $38.00 in a report released on Monday morning. They currently have a buy rating on the aerospace company’s stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ducommun (NYSE:DCO) had its price target increased by Canaccord Genuity from $36.00 to $38.00. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

    Fortress Biotech (NASDAQ:FBIO) was given a $11.00 target price by analysts at HC Wainwright. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019: Gartner, Inc.(IT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Gartner (NYSE:IT) had its price objective hoisted by Morgan Stanley from $133.00 to $140.00 in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday. The firm currently has a $140.13 rating on the information technology services provider’s stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Gartner (IT)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Gartner (NYSE:IT) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

    Intra-Cellular Therapies (NASDAQ:ITCI) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    It isn’t just investors and analysts bestowing praise on Salesforce, but those that provide the rankings for the industry as well. In fact, Salesforce was recently named a leader in Gartner’s (NYSE:IT) Magic Quadrant for the CRM Customer Engagement Center for the 10th consecutive year running.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Gartner Inc. (NYSE:IT) announced better-than-expected first-quarter 2018 results on Tuesday, detailing double-digit percentage growth led by strong demand for its market-leading research-and-advisory services. The company also modestly reduced its full-year guidance, but only to reflect the impact of recent divestitures.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Gartner Inc (NYSE:IT) Director Karen E. Dykstra sold 1,800 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $137.24, for a total transaction of $247,032.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 19,235 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,639,811.40. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019: Taseko Mines Limited(TGB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Taseko Mines (NYSEAMERICAN:TGB) (TSE:TKO) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Taseko Mines Ltd (NYSEAMERICAN:TGB) (TSE:TKO) – Analysts at National Bank Financial issued their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Taseko Mines in a research report issued on Thursday, July 12th. National Bank Financial analyst D. Demarco anticipates that the mining company will post earnings per share of $0.01 for the quarter. National Bank Financial has a “Outperform” rating on the stock. National Bank Financial also issued estimates for Taseko Mines’ FY2018 earnings at $0.01 EPS.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2018

Stifel’s Annabel Samimy and team argue that Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX) is “turning a corner,” at least when it comes to perception. They explain:

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After reaching crisis of confidence levels following 4Q15 earnings, developments of the last several days seem to indicate that Valeant is turning a corner. The most concerning risk factors have been alleviated: 1) no additional accounting misstatements were found following completion of the internal ad hoc review, 2) Valeant committed to filing its 10-K by 4/29/16, and 3) creditors and bondholders agreed to extend or waive technical covenants related to reporting deadlines. At this time, its worth reminding investors of the significant brand value of its multiple franchises, as well as the steady demand of its key products to date. Our initial Sum of the Parts analysis derived an equity value of $65/share, but a deeper SOTP can yield up to $90-95/share in equity value, confirming again that current levels do not accurately reflect this asset value. With liquidity to satisfy debt obligations, obviating the need for forced asset sales, we do not believe Valeant should not be trading at distressed levels.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2018: Telecom Italia S.P.A.(TI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, telecommunications services shares fell by 0.29 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Telecom Italia SpA (ADR) (NYSE: TI), down 4 percent, and Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ: IIJI), down 3 percent.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2018: OneMain Holdings, Inc.(OMF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on OneMain (OMF)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2018: LCA-Vision Inc.(LCAV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Medical Practitioners: This industry jumped 2.82% by 10:15 am. The top performer in this industry was LCA-Vision (NASDAQ: LCAV), which rose 2.9%. LCA-Vision’s trailing-twelve-month revenue is $91.12 million.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2018: Ducommun Incorporated(DCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Cidara Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTX), Ducommun Inc. (NYSE: DCO), HealthEquity Inc. (NASDAQ: HQY), Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE: PHX) and PolarityTE Inc. (NASDAQ: COOL).

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Armour Residential REIT Inc. (NYSE: ARR), Ducommun Inc. (NYSE: DCO), PJT Partners Inc. (NYSE; PJT), Sonic Automotive Inc. (NYSE: SAH)and Tandy Leather Factory Inc. (NASDAQ: TLF).

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2018: WPX Energy, Inc.(WPX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Hodges Capital Management Inc. lowered its stake in shares of WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) by 1.6% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 1,047,818 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after selling 17,025 shares during the period. WPX Energy accounts for about 1.2% of Hodges Capital Management Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 23rd largest position. Hodges Capital Management Inc. owned about 0.26% of WPX Energy worth $15,487,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    WPX Energy Inc. (NYSE: WPX) is a natural gas and oil company based in Oklahoma. WPX focuses on the exploration and development of natural gas and oil fields in North America, including the Permian Basin in Texas and the Williston Basin in North Dakota.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Matador has grown its reserves throughout the commodity cycle, as well as its production and cash flow. Haas also likes the company’s history of identifying and acquiring acreage early and cheaply. Much of the analyst’s positive outlook is derived from Matador’s successful monetization of midstream assets and pattern of reinvestment.

    WPX Energy Inc (NYSE: WPX), $18 Price Target

    Haas praised WPX’s production base, which is “well balanced” between three major basins, and its production mix of 51 percent oil, 13 percent natural gas liquids and 36 percent natural gas.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2018: Virtu Financial, Inc.(VIRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Virtu Financial (NASDAQ: VIRT) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Security brokers & dealers” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Virtu Financial to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
    Genesis Energy, L.P
  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Virtu Financial Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) had a large buyer at the desk last week. TJMT Holdings, an investment vehicle for the founder and Executive Chairman Vincent Viola, bought a 50,000 share blockat $15.88 apiece. The total price for the trade was $794,345. The company provides market making and liquidity services to the financial markets worldwide. Shares closed last Friday at $15.95, in a 52 week range of$12.35 to $23.97, and the consensus price target is $16.31.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) fell 26 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance.
    Caesarstone Ltd. (NASDAQ: CSTE) shares fell 12.5 percent to $16.15 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 results and lowered its FY18 sales forecast.
    MINDBODY, Inc. (NASDAQ: MB) fell 11.7 percent to $38.65 in pre-market trading following mixed Q1 results.
    Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE: VSLR) fell 10 percent to $3.60 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 miss.
    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) shares fell 10 percent to $31.63 in pre-market trading after reporting a Q1 earnings miss at 28 cents per share, 5 cents below estimates.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) fell 7.7 percent to $49.00 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.
    MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL) fell 6.1 percent to $22.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) fell 5.3 percent to $31.1604 in pre-market trading after announcing a 15 million share common stock secondary offering.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) shares fell 4.7 percent to $56 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat Q1 earnings

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2018: Zogenix, Inc.(ZGNX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZGNX) was down, falling around 11 percent to $34.75 after the company disclosed new efficacy and safety data from its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial of ZX008 in Dravet syndrome.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    The other concern is that while it may be the first to market in treating Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, another experimental therapy is nipping at its heels. In September, Zogenix (NASDAQ:ZGNX) announced surprisingly strong phase 3 data for ZX008, a low-dose fenfluramine that absolutely blew away the placebo in Dravet syndrome patient testing. Zogenix’s lead compound led to a 72.4% reduction in convulsive seizure frequency over a 14-week period, compared to the 17.4% reduction for placebo patients.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Zogenix (ZGNX)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZGNX) was down, falling around 8 percent to $35.82 after the company disclosed new efficacy and safety data from its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial of ZX008 in Dravet syndrome.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2018: SPDR S&P Bank ETF (KBE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of Bank of America have tumbled 4.7% to $23.30 at 11:30 a.m. today, Morgan Stanley has fallen 3.4% to $43.06, Goldman Sachs has declined 2.6% to $235.95, and Leucadia National is off 1.6% to $25.86. The SPDR S&P Bank ETF (KBE) has dropped 3.9% to $42.23.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The market clearly likes the rate hike today. The S&P 500 has gained 1% to2,388.03 at 3:01 p.m. today. The Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) has is little changed at $24.78, while the SPDR S&P Bank ETF (KBE) has dropped 0.7% to $44.59.

  • [By ]

    Shares of banks have underperformed this year on a narrow net interest margin, the difference between long-term and short-term rates, and continued regulatory costs from post-crisis legislation. The SPDR S&P Bank ETF (NYSE: KBE) has returned just 3.3% this year versus a 15% increase in the broader S&P 500 index.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Heck, it might just be easier to buy the lot, especially if you think earnings will be awesome. There’s an ETF for that you know (the SPDR S&P Bank ETF (KBE))?

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of Citigroup have surged 1.2% to $56.48 at 11:09 a.m. today, while JPMorgan Chase has risen 1.2% to $85.67, Wells Fargo has advanced 0.5% to $56.22, and Bank of America has climbed 1.9% to $23.08. The SPDR S&P Bank ETF (KBE) is up 0.8% at $43.80.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2018: Visteon Corporation(VC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Solus Alternative Asset Management LP’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Solus+Alternative+Asset+Management+LP

    These are the top 5 holdings of Solus Alternative Asset Management LPC&J Energy Services Inc (CJ) – 7,553,128 shares, 48.21% of the total portfolio. Loral Space & Communications Inc (LORL) – 1,936,891 shares, 14.99% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.57%Visteon Corp (VC) – 633,018 shares, 12.03% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 22.88%Peabody Energy Corp (BTU) – 2,160,564 shares, 9.84% of the total portfolio. New PositionDynegy Inc (DYN) – 3,022,583 shares, 4.66%

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Visteon (VC) : “You need to let this one come down a little, then pull the trigger.”

    American Tower (AMT) : “This is the best in the business and is worth owning, even if the chart looks terrible.”

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2018: Pinnacle Entertainment Inc.(PNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Pinnacle Entertainment (PNK) has gained 56% this year; Las Vegas Sands (LVS) has climbed 38%. And Deutsche Bank has nice things to say about both today.

    Bloomberg

    First Pinnacle. Deutsche Bank’s Carlo Santarelli ponders the stock’s big move and comes away still seeing value in its shares. He writes:

    When we upgraded PNK in April, our thesis centered on the FCF strength of the combined entities [Pinnacle completed its acquisition of Ameristar Casinos on Aug. 14], a handful of favorable catalysts, easing regional gaming comps, & an inexpensive relative valuation. Given the shares’ sizeable move since then, we believe it is worth revisiting the investment case. Post the announcement of several asset sales and the closing of the transaction, we are adjusting our estimates, raising our PT to $30 from $24, and maintaining our bullish view at current levels given what we still believe to be an attractive free cash flow valuation, meaningful potential synergy realization beyond the $40 mm of announced benefits, and a free option on a lagging regional recovery.

    Santarelli also revisited Las Vegas Sands and there too, he likes what he sees. He writes:

    With…LVS at [a share price level] that have been challenging to break from over the last year plus, we believe this time is different and hence we see continued upward momentum…In the case of LVS, we see; 1) meaningful mass market strength continuing through year end, setting the stage for upward company and market estimate revisions for 2014, 2) continued cash flow appreciation and capital returns serving as downside protection and positive catalysts, and 3) continued shared gains, largely driven by table optimization and mass market strength, driving both estimates and sentiment.

    He also likes Wynn Resorts (WYNN), despite its 34% gain.Santarelli writes:

    As for WYNN, we believe near-term estimates continue to take a back seat to capital return

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE: BUD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $13.06 billion.
    SINA Corporation (NASDAQ: SINA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $433.32 million.
    Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ: WB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $342.39 million.
    Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.55 billion.
    Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.98 per share on revenue of $2.75 billion.
    Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.51 billion.
    ADT Inc. (NYSE: ADT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $1.11 billion.
    Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.18 billion.
    Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue of $644.94 million.
    Conduent Incorporated (NYSE: CNDT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $1.44 billion.
    Delphi Technologies PLC (NYSE: DLPH) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.16 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
    Global Partners LP (NYSE: GLP) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.33 billion.
    Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $530.99 million.
    Performance Food Group Company (NYSE: PFGC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $4.46 billion.
    Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) is projected to report
  • [By Travis Hoium]

    If the acquisition of Pinnacle Entertainment (NASDAQ:PNK) closes as planned later this year, the company will be set up to further consolidate its power in the regional gaming market. Here’s how it became the market-beating stock it is today and why that performance could continue long-term.

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Centene Corp., a Medicaid plan manager that has been doing well in the Affordable Care Act public exchange market, is expanding into New York state.

The St. Louis-based company said Tuesday it will pay $3.75 billion to acquire “substantially all of the assets” of New York State Catholic Health Plan Inc., which does business as Fidelis Care. Fidelis is a nonprofit health coverage provider based in New York.

Fidelis was providing or administering health coverage for 1.6 million people on June 30, and it generated about $4.8 billion in revenue during the first half of the year. The company competes in the Medicaid plan, Children’s Health Insurance Program and individual major medical markets in New York state. 

(Related: New York Health Insurers Ask for 16.6% Boost to ACA Exchange Rates) 

Top Medical Stocks To Invest In 2018: OneMain Holdings, Inc.(OMF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on OneMain (OMF)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

Top Medical Stocks To Invest In 2018: Ducommun Incorporated(DCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Armour Residential REIT Inc. (NYSE: ARR), Ducommun Inc. (NYSE: DCO), PJT Partners Inc. (NYSE; PJT), Sonic Automotive Inc. (NYSE: SAH)and Tandy Leather Factory Inc. (NASDAQ: TLF).

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Cidara Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTX), Ducommun Inc. (NYSE: DCO), HealthEquity Inc. (NASDAQ: HQY), Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE: PHX) and PolarityTE Inc. (NASDAQ: COOL).

Top Medical Stocks To Invest In 2018: iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Lubar & Co., Inc’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Lubar+%26+Co.%2C+Inc

    These are the top 5 holdings of Lubar & Co., IncEnLink Midstream LLC (ENLC) – 1,882,007 shares, 37.97% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.40%Hallador Energy Co (HNRG) – 2,788,685 shares, 23.23% of the total portfolio. Vanguard Value ETF – DNQ (VTV) – 77,126 shares, 7.65% of the total portfolio. iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH) – 38,400 shares, 6.84% of the total portfolio. New PositionVanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF – DNQ (VOE) – 61,550 shares, 6.52% of the tota