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Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now

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

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

If we imitate his methods, could we find success?

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

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

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

Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: SkyWest, Inc.(SKYW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ:SKYW) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the nine ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $65.86.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Over the past five years, top regional airline SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW) has achieved a remarkable comeback. In 2014, the company was barely profitable, due to a combination of unfavorable weather, rising pilot costs, and the poor profitability of its ExpressJet subsidiary. SkyWest posted a full-year adjusted profit of less than $7 million — on more than $3 billion of revenue — for 2014.

Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Logitech International S.A.(LOGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware raised its stake in Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) by 7.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 30,741 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,017 shares during the period. Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware’s holdings in Logitech were worth $1,129,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Macquarie Group Ltd. increased its holdings in Logitech International SA (NASDAQ:LOGI) by 6.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 505,597 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 30,656 shares during the period. Macquarie Group Ltd. owned 0.31% of Logitech International worth $22,273,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) insider Marcel Stolk sold 60,381 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.08, for a total value of $2,420,070.48. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 70,928 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,842,794.24. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Realogy Holdings Corp.(RLGY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. trimmed its holdings in Realogy Holdings Corp (NYSE:RLGY) by 11.2% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 2,142,930 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 269,939 shares during the period. Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd.’s holdings in Realogy were worth $58,459,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board decreased its position in shares of Realogy Holdings Corp (NYSE:RLGY) by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 7,600,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 33,100 shares during the period. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board owned about 0.06% of Realogy worth $173,280,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Realogy Holdings Corp (NYSE:RLGY) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the eleven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has issued a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $32.29.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Realogy Holdings Corp (NYSE:RLGY)’s share price hit a new 52-week low during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $20.02 and last traded at $21.29, with a volume of 184103 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $21.82.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Realogy (NYSE:RLGY) had its target price trimmed by Citigroup from $37.00 to $35.00 in a report released on Friday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: PetMed Express, Inc.(PETS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Petmed Express Inc (NASDAQ:PETS) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation, two have assigned a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $39.00.

  • [By Jason Hall, George Budwell, and Daniel Miller]

    For instance, TerraForm Power Inc. (NASDAQ:TERP) is easy to miss because it operates in what’s still something of a niche: owning renewable energy projects and selling the electricity to utilities and industrial users. Then you have Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK), the company behind a handful of relatively well-known tool brands but not one that’s widely known among investors. It can get even more obscure, like Petmed Express Inc. (NASDAQ:PETS), the online pet pharmacy that’s certainly not a household name for most people and certainly not investors. 

  • [By ]

    PetMed Express (PETS) : “No, no, no, no. When we want pet drugs, we want Idexx Laboratories (IDXX) .”

    Xerox (XRX) : “I’d sell Xerox. That’s a house of pain.”

Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Health Insurance Innovations, Inc.(HIIQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell, Keith Speights, and Chuck Saletta]

    As we exit August, a few of our top Motley Fool contributors think buying shares of Teva Pharmaceutical (NYSE:TEVA), Health Insurance Innovations (NASDAQ:HIIQ), and Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) could pay off. Are these stocks right for your portfolio? Read on to learn more about the upcoming catalysts that could cause these stocks to rally.  

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Health Insurance Innovations (NASDAQ:HIIQ) insider Michael W. Kosloske sold 1,300,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.00, for a total value of $40,300,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 100 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,100. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Health Insurance Innovations (NASDAQ:HIIQ) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Health Insurance Innovations (NASDAQ: HIIQ) and Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Health Insurance Innovations (NASDAQ:HIIQ) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

    Hollysys Automation Technologies (NASDAQ:HOLI) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: EMCORE Corporation(EMKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    EMCORE Co. (NASDAQ:EMKR) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $6.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about EMCORE (NASDAQ:EMKR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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. EMCORE earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.6118508960632 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about EMCORE (NASDAQ:EMKR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EMCORE earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.9972095148836 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    EMCORE Co. (NASDAQ:EMKR) traded up 8% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $5.10 and last traded at $5.26. 11,341 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 95% from the average session volume of 216,974 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.87.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is the most shorted stock on the NASDAQ with short interest of 62.65% according to Highshortnterest.com.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Epoch Investment Partners Inc. boosted its position in shares of Republic Services (NYSE:RSG) by 21.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 318,852 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 55,925 shares during the period. Epoch Investment Partners Inc.’s holdings in Republic Services were worth $21,118,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of RSG. SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC purchased a new stake in Republic Services during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $121,000. Signaturefd LLC purchased a new stake in Republic Services during the first quarter valued at approximately $149,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC lifted its position in Republic Services by 1,070.1% during the fourth quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 2,937 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $199,000 after acquiring an additional 2,686 shares during the last quarter. Focused Wealth Management Inc purchased a new stake in Republic Services during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $199,000. Finally, Schroder Investment Management Group lifted its position in Republic Services by 41.4% during the fourth quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 3,104 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $210,000 after acquiring an additional 909 shares during the last quarter. 60.11% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Northgate Minerals Corporation(NXG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of NEX Group PLC (LON:NXG) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 696 ($9.21).

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc.(JAZZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:JAZZ) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ sleep disorder drug, Xyrem, has witnessed improved volume trends so far in 2018, sales were  disappointing in 2017. Notably, Xyrem generates majority of sales, and consequently any setback is likely to hamper Jazz’s top-line. Moreover, Jazz has been facing supply crunch for its leukemia drug, Erwinaze, owing to constrained manufacturing capacity. These supply challenges are expected to continue in 2019. Meanwhile, its newest drug Vyxeos performed below expectations leading Jazz to lower its full-year outlook. However, management seems confident that Xyrem will continue to generate volume growth in future quarters. The company’s lead pipeline candidate solriamfetol complements its existing sleep disorder portfolio. Estimates movement remianed mixed ahead of Q4 earnings. Jazz has a positive record of earnings surprises in the recent quarters.”

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:JAZZ) was downgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Swiss National Bank trimmed its holdings in shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:JAZZ) by 13.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 192,000 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 29,100 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank owned 0.32% of Jazz Pharmaceuticals worth $28,990,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Keith Speights, and Sean Williams]

    So which biotechnology stocks do we think are smart buys right now? We asked these three Motley Fool investors — all healthcare experts — to weigh in, and they picked Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX), Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:JAZZ), and Neurocrine Biosciences (NASDAQ:NBIX).

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: RMG Networks Holding Corporation(RMGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about RMG Networks (NASDAQ:RMGN) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. RMG Networks earned a news sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 45.2069122997124 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Vermillion, Inc.(VRML)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about Vermillion (NASDAQ:VRML) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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. Vermillion earned a coverage optimism score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.6924212135165 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Vermillion (NASDAQ: VRML) and Myriad Genetics (NASDAQ:MYGN) are both medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Shari Redstone is one “disloyal” media heiress, according to CBS (NYSE: CBS): Link

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    Wells Fargo upgrades Oceaneering (NYSE: OII) from Market Perform to Outperform
    Canaccord downgrades Vermillion (NASDAQ: VRML) from Buy to Hold
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Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: EMCORE Corporation(EMKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    EMCORE Co. (NASDAQ:EMKR) traded up 8% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $5.10 and last traded at $5.26. 11,341 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 95% from the average session volume of 216,974 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.87.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    EMCORE Co. (NASDAQ:EMKR) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $6.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about EMCORE (NASDAQ:EMKR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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. EMCORE earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.6118508960632 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about EMCORE (NASDAQ:EMKR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EMCORE earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.9972095148836 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is the most shorted stock on the NASDAQ with short interest of 62.65% according to Highshortnterest.com.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ecolab Inc.(ECL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) – Jefferies Financial Group dropped their Q4 2018 EPS estimates for Ecolab in a report released on Tuesday, July 31st. Jefferies Financial Group analyst L. Alexander now anticipates that the basic materials company will post earnings per share of $1.73 for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $1.74.

  • [By Scott Levine]

    Here are three starkly different opportunities — Aqua America (NYSE:WTR), Franco-Nevada Corp. (NYSE:FNV), and Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) — that could help investors avoid tossing and turning all night.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    In other news, Chairman Douglas M. Baker, Jr. sold 40,025 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $160.20, for a total transaction of $6,412,005.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now directly owns 558,017 shares in the company, valued at $89,394,323.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, Director Leslie S. Biller sold 2,811 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $160.40, for a total transaction of $450,884.40. Following the sale, the director now owns 57,842 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $9,277,856.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019

Many biotech stocks took a beating as price gouging from the likes of Valeant (Nitropress), Mylan (epi-pens), and Turing (Daraprim) became a political issue during last year’s presidential campaign. Consequently, we enter 2017 with many companies priced so attractively that they have become acquisition targets. Todd Hagopian outlines his top takeover targets.

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Todd started his Biotech fund at Marketocracy in March, 2011. Since then, his fund has returned an average annual return of 26%, outperforming the S&P 500’s return of just under 12% for the same period, and every equity fund manager in the country for the last five and three year periods. Before taking anyone’s investment advice, you should always check out their track record. Here is Todd’s.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Invesco Advantage Municipal Income Trust II(VKI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Van ECK Associates Corp increased its position in shares of Invesco Advantage Municipal Income Tr II (NYSEAMERICAN:VKI) by 14.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 138,408 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 17,899 shares during the period. Van ECK Associates Corp owned 0.31% of Invesco Advantage Municipal Income Tr II worth $1,475,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Invesco Advantage Municipal Income Tr II (NYSEAMERICAN:VKI) declared a monthly dividend on Thursday, August 2nd, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 14th will be given a dividend of 0.0517 per share by the financial services provider on Friday, August 31st. This represents a $0.62 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.77%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 13th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wedbush Securities Inc. bought a new stake in Invesco Advantage Municipal Income Trust II (NYSEAMERICAN:VKI) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 35,963 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $382,000. Wedbush Securities Inc. owned 0.08% of Invesco Advantage Municipal Income Trust II as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Invesco Advantage Municipal Income Tr II (NYSEAMERICAN:VKI) declared a monthly dividend on Tuesday, October 2nd, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 16th will be given a dividend of 0.0493 per share by the financial services provider on Wednesday, October 31st. This represents a $0.59 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.65%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, October 15th.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc.(FBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    Shares of First Connecticut Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:FBNK) are soaring today, rising by more than 19% as of 11:00 a.m. EDT on news of an acquisition. The parent company of Farmington Bank will be acquired by People’s United Financial (NASDAQ:PBCT) in an all-stock transaction valued at $544 million.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Spark Investment Management LLC decreased its position in First Connecticut Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:FBNK) by 20.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 10,400 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 2,700 shares during the period. Spark Investment Management LLC owned 0.07% of First Connecticut Bancorp worth $318,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Connecticut Bancorp (FBNK)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ: SMBC) and First Connecticut Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Connecticut Bancorp (NASDAQ: FBNK) and Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE:BHLB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Advantage Lithium Corp. (AVLIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Advantage Lithium (OTCQX:AVLIF) is a strategic advanced junior lithium exploration company that operates between Lithium Americas and Orocobre in the Cauchari-Olaroz basin. Orocobre is the largest shareholder in the company with a 30% equity stake, coupled with a 25% interest in the project. Over the past few months, the company has been moving towards completing the second stage of its drilling campaign, which will be completed in May 2018 and will then be followed on with an updated Natural Resource Estimate Study. This will allow the company to move into phase three of its drilling efforts, which will utilize larger drills to further define the resource, with a Feasibility Study expected to be completed in the first part of 2019.

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    Other juniors include: Advantage Lithium (OTCQB:AVLIF) [TSXV:AAL], AIS Resources [TSXV:AIS] (OTCQB:AISSF), American Lithium Corp. [TSX-V: LI] (OTCQB:LIACF), Argentina Lithium and Energy Corp. [TSXV:LIT] (OTCQB:PNXLF), Argosy Minerals [ASX:AGY] (OTC:ARYMF), AVZ Minerals [ASX:AVZ] (OTC:AZZVF), Bacanora Minerals [TSXV:BCN] [AIM:BCN] [GR:1BQ] (OTC:BCRMF), Birimian Ltd [ASX:BGS] (OTC:EEYMF), Critical Elements [TSXV:CRE] [GR:F12] (OTCQX:CRECF), Dajin Resources [TSXV:DJI] (OTCPK:DJIFF), Enigri (private), Eramet (EN Paris:ERA) (OTCPK:ERMAY), European Metals Holdings [ASX:EMH] [AIM:EMH] [GR:E861] (OTC:ERPNF), Far Resources [CSE:FAT] (OTCPK:FRRSF), Force Commodities [ASX:4CE], Kidman Resources [ASX:KDR] [GR:6KR], Latin Resources Ltd [ASX: LRS] (OTC:LAXXF), Lithium Australia [ASX:LIT] (OTC:LMMFF), Lithium Power International [ASX:LPI] (OTC:LTHHF), LSC Lithium [TSXV:LSC] (OTC:LSSCF), MetalsTech [ASX:MTC], MGX Minerals [CSE:XMG] (OTC:MGXMF), Millennial Lithium Corp. [TSXV:ML] (OTCQB:MLNLF), Neo Lithium [TSXV:NLC] (OTC:NTTHF), NRG Metals Inc. [TSXV:NGZ] (OTCQB:NRGMF), Nemaska Lithium [TSX:NMX] [GR:NOT] (OTCQX:NMKEF), North American Lithium (private), Piedmont Lithium [ASX:PLL] (OTC:PLLLY), Prospect Resources [ASX:PSC], Sayona Mining [ASX:SYA] (OTCPK:DMNXF), Savannah Resources [LSE:SAV], Standard Lithium [TSXV:SLL] (OTC:STLHF), and Wealth Minerals [TSXV:WML] (OTCQB:WMLLF).

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    The following 6 companies are on the bench for the index:

    Advantage Lithium (OTCQX:AVLIF) Argosy Minerals (OTCPK:ARYMF) Bacanora Minerals (OTC:BCRMF) Critical Elements (OTCQX:CRECF) NEO Lithium (OTCQX:NTTHF) Wealth Minerals (OTCQX:WMLLF)

    “Bench” is a sports analogy meaning that one or more of them could be added in the future if one of the above companies becomes a producer, is acquired, or the market capitalization (“cap”) of one or more of the index holdings falls significantly below that of one or more companies on the bench.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: EMCORE Corporation(EMKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    EMCORE Co. (NASDAQ:EMKR) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $6.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about EMCORE (NASDAQ:EMKR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EMCORE earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.9972095148836 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about EMCORE (NASDAQ:EMKR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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. EMCORE earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.6118508960632 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is the most shorted stock on the NASDAQ with short interest of 62.65% according to Highshortnterest.com.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    EMCORE Co. (NASDAQ:EMKR) traded up 8% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $5.10 and last traded at $5.26. 11,341 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 95% from the average session volume of 216,974 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.87.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Rex Energy Corporation(REXX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about Rex Energy (NASDAQ:REXX) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rex Energy earned a news impact score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 45.4610840717308 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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We have argued in a previous article that the five titans of technology – Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Google (GOOG, GOOGL), Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) – are basically unstoppable.

In particular, Amazon, Google and Facebook are driven by multiple increasing return feedback loops, which makes their position virtually unassailable, we concluded. We also pointed out some downsides (here and here). These positions are getting on the nerves of some antitrust regulators, more specifically in the European Union.

Antitrust cases used to be simple. Companies had a dominant position, which led to a loss of consumer welfare and/or unfair competitive practices. Both of these were fairly easy to identify. A dominant position can be identified with the help of market share. A loss of consumer welfare or unfair competitive practices are a little harder to demonstrate with iron-clad proof, but usually these involve some price hikes or actions that limit competition or ties in buyers.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Liquidity Services Inc.(LQDT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Liquidity Services (NASDAQ:LQDT) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Liquidity Services earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.5172522637305 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 Joseph Griffin]

    Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. grew its stake in Liquidity Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:LQDT) by 4.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 307,736 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 12,917 shares during the quarter. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. owned approximately 0.96% of Liquidity Services worth $2,015,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Most people who think about retail focus on the hot products that are always in demand. Yet at the other end of the spectrum are the products that perhaps were once needed but now find themselves either out of fashion or no longer necessary for the typical customer. That’s where Liquidity Services (NASDAQ:LQDT) comes in, offering a way for government and private sector clients to dispose of surplus inventory effectively and efficiently. That niche has challenges of its own, but the company has been making moves to build its business back up and hopefully return to profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Liquidity Services (NASDAQ:LQDT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 3rd. The business services provider reported ($0.12) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.14) by $0.02. Liquidity Services had a negative net margin of 12.72% and a negative return on equity of 19.31%. The company had revenue of $43.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $60.16 million. equities analysts forecast that Liquidity Services, Inc. will post -0.71 earnings per share for the current year.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

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Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: EMCORE Corporation(EMKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    EMCORE Co. (NASDAQ:EMKR) traded up 8% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $5.10 and last traded at $5.26. 11,341 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 95% from the average session volume of 216,974 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.87.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is the most shorted stock on the NASDAQ with short interest of 62.65% according to Highshortnterest.com.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about EMCORE (NASDAQ:EMKR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EMCORE earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.9972095148836 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In 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]

    Fiber-optic networking specialist Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) slashed its third-quarter revenue guidance early Friday morning, sending its shares sharply lower. As of 10:35 a.m. EDT, Applied Optoelectronics traded 14.5% below Thursday’s closing price.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) are on the rise today thanks to a bullish analyst note. The maker of optical networking components and modules saw its stock price jump as much as 14% higher, backing down to a 13.1% gain as of 2:50 p.m. EDT.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Applied Optoelectronics Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) were down 10.3% as of 3:15 p.m. EDT Thursday after an analyst downgraded shares of the fiber-optic networking products specialist.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Shares of fiber optic networking manufacturer Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) fell as much as 25% in late August through early September on tariff worries. Comments from the White House that taxes could be imposed on virtually all goods imported into the U.S. from China sent investors scurrying for the exits, and Wall Street analyst downgrades of some of AOI’s peers didn’t help either. Since the company has operations in China, it could be argued that the political concerns are valid. However, AOI is in good shape, and after another stock price adjustment, shares look like a value play again.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CVENT, INC.(CVT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    CyberVein (CURRENCY:CVT) traded 7.6% lower against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 21:00 PM E.T. on June 9th. One CyberVein token can now be purchased for about $0.0625 or 0.00000853 BTC on major exchanges including Bit-Z, HitBTC and IDEX. CyberVein has a total market cap of $56.75 million and $10.82 million worth of CyberVein was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, CyberVein has traded up 5.3% against the US dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CyberVein (CURRENCY:CVT) traded up 12.6% against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 18:00 PM ET on October 5th. CyberVein has a market capitalization of $20.74 million and $59,268.00 worth of CyberVein was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One CyberVein token can now be purchased for about $0.0196 or 0.00000297 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC, OKEx, IDEX and Bit-Z. Over the last seven days, CyberVein has traded down 12.5% against the US dollar.

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Denver, CO, based Investment company Paradice Investment Management LLC buys Ferroglobe PLC, Faro Technologies Inc, Orthofix International NV, VeriFone Systems Inc, Dorman Products Inc, sells Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior SA, Eastman Kodak Co during the 3-months ended 2018-03-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Paradice Investment Management LLC. As of 2018-03-31, Paradice Investment Management LLC owns 32 stocks with a total value of $1.4 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

Added Positions: GSM, FARO, OFIX, PAY, DORM, ITT, GME, CMO, ANF, CNO, Reduced Positions: KODK, GPN, KLXI, KFY, KALU, HSII, Sold Out: BLX,

For the details of Paradice Investment Management LLC’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Paradice+Investment+Management+LLC

These are the top 5 holdings of Paradice Investment Management LLCKLX Inc (KLXI) – 1,441,405 shares, 7.42% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 5.45%International Speedway Corp (ISCA) – 1,986,267 shares, 6.34% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 1.95%Lear Corp (LEA) – 443,104 shares, 5.97% of the total portfolio. ITT Inc (ITT) – 1,665,843 shares, 5.9% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 3.44%DST Systems Inc (DST) – 972,463 shares, 5.89% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.31%Added: Ferroglobe PLC (GSM)

Paradice Investment Management LLC added to a holding in Ferroglobe PLC by 26.57%. The purchase prices were between $10.5 and $16.76, with an estimated average price of $15.25. The stock is now traded at around $11.54. The impact to a portfolio due to this purchase was 0.72%. The holding were 4,446,354 shares as of 2018-03-31.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: EMCORE Corporation(EMKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about EMCORE (NASDAQ:EMKR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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. EMCORE earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.6118508960632 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is themostshorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 62.65% according to Highshortnterest.com.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Qualys, Inc.(QLYS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The stock traded as low as $86.00 and last traded at $85.60, with a volume of 20160 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $83.55.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Fiera Capital Corp lessened its position in Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) by 11.5% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 118,581 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 15,347 shares during the quarter. Fiera Capital Corp owned approximately 0.30% of Qualys worth $8,627,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    HEICO (HEI) : “We’re not buying anything at a 52-week high — but on a pullback, you bet.”

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Itron Inc.(ITRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: COP, HD, HSBC
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) has seized assets from the Venezuelan-owned firm PDVSA in the Caribbean. The company won a court case that will allow it to take over assets owned by the Venezuelan government. The court enabled the seizures as part of a broader plan to allow the firm to recoup roughly $2 billion following the 2007 nationalization of its assets in Venezuela by the huge Castro-led government.
    Monday will be a quiet day on the earnings front. Investors are looking to Tuesday’s calendar, when The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) reports earnings. Tomorrow, Wall Street analysts expect that Home Depot will report earnings per share of $2.07 on top of $25.2 billion in revenue. Investors will be hoping that the company reports strong profits thanks to an improving U.S. economy and the recent tax reform law.
    Expect a lot of chatter today about blockchain technology. That’s because ING Bank and HSBC Holdings Plc.(NYSE: HSBC) announced over the weekend that they engaged in their first trade ever using blockchain technology. The two engaged in a trade on behalf of Cargill to finance a shipment of soybeans from Argentina to Malaysia.
    Today, look for earnings reports from Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A), Itron Inc.(Nasdaq: ITRI), Vipshop Holdings Ltd.(Nasdaq: VIPS), Amyris Biotechnologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AMRS), Sky Solar Holdings Ltd.(Nasdaq: SKYS), Mazor Robotics Ltd.(Nasdaq: MZOR), China Lodging Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: HTHT), and Mimecast Ltd.(Nasdaq: MIME).

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) major shareholder Scopia Capital Management Lp purchased 114,129 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 21st. The stock was purchased at an average price of $59.34 per share, for a total transaction of $6,772,414.86. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Itron (NASDAQ: ITRI) and Data I/O (NASDAQ:DAIO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Square, Inc.(SQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    The stock market has been a bit volatile this year, but there are some sectors that are still experiencing significant share price gains. For example, the Nasdaq 100 Technology Sectoris up about 22% over the past 12 months.Those gains are pretty impressive, but a handful of tech stocks, including Square (NYSE:SQ) and Netflix(NASDAQ:NFLX), have seen their share price jump about five times as much.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    Square Inc’s (NYSE:SQ) first-quarter earnings provided the latest confirmation that the company was firing on all cylinders. Adjusted revenue, the best metric to judge Square’s performance because it subtracts out fees the company pays to the credit card networks and banks, rose to $307 million, a 51% increase year over year. Adjusted EBITDA grew to $36 million, a 33% increase year over year. This strong top- and bottom-line growth was powered by the company’s strong business-segment growth. The company’s gross payment volume, the total dollar amount of all purchases facilitated through Square’s payment platform, rose 31% to $17.8 billion.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    More than half of Square’s (NYSE:SQ) large sellers used two or more Square products during 2017, according to comments from CEO Jack Dorsey on the company’s first-quarter earnings call.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Electronic payment company Square Inc. (NYSE:SQ) has been one of the hottest stocks on the market in the past year, up 185% as of this writing. This is despite the company having lost $72 million over the past year, so investors must think its future is bright.

  • [By Todd Campbell, Leo Sun, and Daniel Miller]

    Long-term investing has been shown to be a much better way to building wealth than short-term trading, but figuring out what stocks are worth owning in portfolios for the long haul is challenging. If you’re struggling to decide what companies to buy, these three Motley Fool contributors can help. Here’s why they thinkIllumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN), The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA), and Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ) could be perfect stocks to buy and hold for decades.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Black Box Corporation(BBOX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Black Box (NASDAQ:BBOX) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Black Box earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 48.0509907143742 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Black Box Corp. (NASDAQ: BBOX) traded flat Thursday to match its 52-week low of $0.75 after closing Tuesday at $0.75. The stock’s 52-week high is $8.45. Volume was more than 40 times the daily average of about 180,000 shares. The company warned on Tuesday that it could face bankruptcy. Shares rose in Thursday trading and are on track to post a gain of about 30% for the day.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) and Black Box (NASDAQ:BBOX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Black Box Co. (NASDAQ:BBOX) gapped down before the market opened on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $1.88, but opened at $1.95. Black Box shares last traded at $2.08, with a volume of 51479 shares trading hands.

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News headlines about Century Casinos (NASDAQ:CNTY) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Century Casinos earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.6738306029486 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Century Casinos traded down $0.08, reaching $8.59, during mid-day trading on Wednesday, Marketbeat.com reports. The stock had a trading volume of 72,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 118,137. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a quick ratio of 2.22 and a current ratio of 2.25. The firm has a market capitalization of $255.16 million, a PE ratio of 19.09, a P/E/G ratio of 0.95 and a beta of 0.01. Century Casinos has a 1-year low of $6.28 and a 1-year high of $9.85.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Mitcham Industries traded up $0.04, hitting $4.16, during mid-day trading on Wednesday, Marketbeat.com reports. 27,560 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 27,820. Mitcham Industries has a fifty-two week low of $2.82 and a fifty-two week high of $4.57.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: AbbVie Inc.(ABBV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    If you only looked at stock performance for 2018, GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE:GSK) would seem to be in much better shape than AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV). GSK stock is up nearly 20% year to date, while AbbVie’s share price isn’t much higher than it was at the beginning of the year. 2017 was a different story, though, with AbbVie gaining more than 50% and GSK falling 8%.

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    I was thinking about Hetty’s shrewdness this week as I ran across some news about AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), one of the world’s largest drug makers — and one of my all-time favorite trade targets.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    On Friday, AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) is scheduled to reveal its fourth-quarter results. The consensus estimates are $1.44 in EPS and $7.53 billion in revenue. Shares traded at $104.64 as the week came to a close. The consensus price target is $102.50. The 52-week range is $59.27 to $104.87.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc. decreased its stake in AbbVie Inc (NYSE:ABBV) by 5.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 588,087 shares of the company’s stock after selling 36,485 shares during the quarter. Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc.’s holdings in AbbVie were worth $55,662,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Franklin Electric Co. Inc.(FELE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Equities researchers at DA Davidson started coverage on shares of Franklin Electric (NASDAQ:FELE) in a report issued on Monday, The Fly reports. The firm set a “neutral” rating on the industrial products company’s stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Franklin Electric (FELE)

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cincinnati Bell Inc(CBB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cincinnati Bell (NYSE:CBB) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 9th. The utilities provider reported ($0.19) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.15) by ($0.04). Cincinnati Bell had a negative net margin of 2.77% and a negative return on equity of 0.61%. The company had revenue of $296.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $296.69 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted ($0.01) earnings per share. Cincinnati Bell’s revenue was up 6.5% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that Cincinnati Bell Inc. will post -0.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was mixed on Wall Street, with the Nasdaq Composite eking out minor gains even as most other major benchmarks finished down modestly. Market participants seemed largely content to see how things played out on the geopolitical front between the U.S. and North Korea, and key reversals in other financial markets helped send 10-year Treasury rates back below 3% and also resulted in a substantial drop in crude oil prices. Despite generally quiet conditions, bad news sent shares of certain companies lower. Accuray (NASDAQ:ARAY), Cincinnati Bell (NYSE:CBB), and Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited(YGE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Yingli Green Energy Holding Co Ltd (NYSE:YGE) shares reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $1.40 and last traded at $1.53, with a volume of 75280 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.57.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Yingli (NYSE:YGE) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report published on Saturday morning.

    Yingli stock opened at $1.60 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $30.36 million, a PE ratio of -0.17 and a beta of 1.98. Yingli has a twelve month low of $1.43 and a twelve month high of $2.86. The company has a quick ratio of 0.33, a current ratio of 0.40 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -0.11.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE: YGE) slipped about 1.2% to post a new 52-week low of $1.68 Friday after closing at $1.70 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $3.35. Volume of about 5.9 million was more than 15 times the daily average of around 88,000. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Yingli Green Energy (NYSE:YGE) had its target price raised by S&P Equity Research from $0.45 to $0.62 in a research report released on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Yingli Green Energy (NYSE: YGE) and Netlist (NASDAQ:NLST) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation(IART)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Integra Lifesciences (NASDAQ:IART) had its price objective hoisted by stock analysts at JPMorgan Chase from $57.00 to $65.00 in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has a “neutral” rating on the life sciences company’s stock. JPMorgan Chase’s price target points to a potential upside of 2.23% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Integra Lifesciences (IART)

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA) fell 23.4 percent to $5.25 in pre-market trading after a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.48 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.
    Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) fell 14 percent to $13.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat Q2 earnings and lowered FY18 organic growth guidance.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 13.2 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly results.
    Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC) shares fell 10.7 percent to $14.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 8.50 percent on Wednesday.
    BT Group plc (NYSE: BT) fell 9 percent to $14.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q4 results and announced plans to cut 13,000 jobs over the next three years.
    Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEL) fell 8.3 percent to $19.90 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that IMblaze370 Phase 3 pivotal trial of atezolizumab and cobimetinib in patients with heavily pretreated locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer did not meet primary endpoint.
    Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ: INFN) fell 8.2 percent to $10.80 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Synaptics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) shares fell 7.4 percent to $43.00 in pre-market trading. Synaptics reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ: GOLD) shares fell 7.4 percent to $76.23 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 earnings.
    Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART) shares fell 7 percent to $59.36 in pre-market trading. Integra LifeSciences priced its 5.25 million share public offering of common stock at $58.50 per share.
    Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRY) shares fell 6.9 percent to $12.75 in pre-m

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Coherent (NASDAQ: COHR) and Integra Lifesciences (NASDAQ:IART) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Time Warner Inc.(TWX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    President Trump’s Department of Justice gave its expert witness a second chance on Tuesday to make a convincing case against AT&T’s (NYSE: T) proposed $85 billion buyout of CNN-owner Time Warner (NYSE: TWX): Link

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    In 2001, AOL merged with Time Warner, Inc. (NYSE: TWX) in a $350-billion deal that is often mentioned among the worst mergers in history.

    Time Warner spun off AOL in 2009, and Verizon Communications, Inc. (NYSE: VZ) bought AOL’s remaining assets for $4.4 billion in 2015.

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    The Justice suit to block AT&T Inc.’s (T) acquisition of Time Warner Inc. (TWX) can be attributed at least in part to politics, as Trump has made no secret of his disdain for CNN. There are other signs of the administration’s aggressiveness on antitrust, however. In December, the DOJ pushed Parker-Hannifin to divest a business it already acquired from Clarcor Inc. in February 2017. 

  • [By David Zeiler]

    U.S. President Donald Trump is generally pro-business but has a Department of Justice (DOJ) prone to shooting down mergers of big communications companies. The DOJ is currently embroiled in a court fight against a proposed merger of AT&T and Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX).

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    Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) and AT&T Inc. (T) , both of which have said that they are cooperating with the government’s inquiry, report earnings Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. The government query will provide fodder for earnings calls, as investors also look for detail on AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner Inc. (TWX) and reported merger talks between Sprint Corp. (S) and T-Mobile US Inc. (TMUS) . 

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    As Time Warner Inc. (TWX) Chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes testified in the trial over the company’s merger with AT&T Inc. (T) , the executive said the government’s arguments are “ridiculous” and did not “make sense.”

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: WSB Holdings Inc.(WSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In addition to Trump’s concerns about China and trade, the President also stated that he is unsure whether a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will take place as planned. Multiple media outlets this morning are questioning if the event will take place. The summit is tentatively planned for June 12. Banking stocks were on the move after Congress passed new laws designed to reduce regulations for thousands of financial institutions. The new rules will ensure that smaller banks are not facing the same strict rules as the bigger giants. The financial sector has been lobbying to changes to the Dodd-Frank Act since its inception after the 2008-09 financial crisis. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with members of the European Union on Tuesday. The CEO of the social media giant outraged European Parliament members after reportedly dodging questions about user privacy and the firm’s collection of personal data. During the conversation, EU members questioned whether Facebook is a monopoly and pondered if the firm should be broken up due to antitrust concerns.
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    Shares of Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) fell nearly 6% after the retail giant fell short of earnings expectations before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share of $1.32. This figure missed Wall Street earnings expectations by six cents. The retail giant blamed poor spring weather for its performance and said that its bottom line has been impacted by the costs of upgrading its physical locations. Lowe’s Companies (NYSE: LOW) stock gained

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: EMCORE Corporation(EMKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is themostshorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 62.65% according to Highshortnterest.com.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about EMCORE (NASDAQ:EMKR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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. EMCORE earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.6118508960632 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: State Auto Financial Corporation(STFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    W. R. Berkley (NYSE: WRB) and State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ancora Advisors LLC trimmed its position in shares of State Auto Financial Corp (NASDAQ:STFC) by 18.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 29,977 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 6,762 shares during the period. Ancora Advisors LLC owned about 0.07% of State Auto Financial worth $856,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019

Despite several years of steady declines, deadly vehicle crashes are on the rise, according to the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The safest day to be on the road: Tuesday. The most dangerous? Saturday.

That’s according to a newstudy by Avvo, an online legal referral and review site, which analyzed data from NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System in 2016 on how many car crash-related fatalities happened across the country by weekday and time of day.

The analysis found that 6,802 lives were lost on Saturday out of the 37,461 road deaths that occurred in 2016. That was 53% higher than the 4,444 deaths that happened on a Tuesday, the day with the least number of crash-related fatalities.

The second and third deadliest days were also associated with the weekend: Friday (5,826) and Sunday (5,809).

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: ImmuCell Corporation(ICCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ImmuCell (NASDAQ:ICCC) released its quarterly earnings results on Monday. The biotechnology company reported ($0.04) earnings per share for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. ImmuCell had a negative net margin of 1.61% and a negative return on equity of 0.79%.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Smith & Nephew SNATS, Inc.(SNN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Zimmer Biomet (NYSE: ZBH) and Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) are both large-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its holdings in Smith & Nephew plc (NYSE:SNN) by 1.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 390,356 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,951 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned 0.09% of Smith & Nephew worth $14,893,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

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Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cowen Group, Inc.(COWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Cowen Inc Class A (NASDAQ:COWN) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Friday.

    COWN has been the subject of a number of other reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Cowen Inc Class A from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Saturday, April 7th. Sandler O’Neill started coverage on shares of Cowen Inc Class A in a research note on Friday, May 18th. They issued a buy rating and a $19.00 price objective for the company. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. Cowen Inc Class A presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $17.67.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cowen Inc Class A (NASDAQ:COWN) Director Peter A. Cohen sold 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.19, for a total value of $37,975.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 698,095 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,604,063.05. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    MetLife Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Cowen Group (NASDAQ:COWN) in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund bought 13,196 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $180,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Waddell & Reed (NYSE: WDR) and Cowen Group (NASDAQ:COWN) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    According to a new note published this past week by investment firm Cowen (NASDAQ:COWN), the total cannabis market could generate as much as $75 billion in gross annual sales by 2030, up from a previous forecast of $50 billion by 2026.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC reduced its stake in Cowen Group (NASDAQ:COWN) by 6.3% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 750,063 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 50,848 shares during the period. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC owned 2.54% of Cowen Group worth $9,900,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Inc.(ALDR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Shares of Alder Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALDR), a clinical-stage biotech focused on migraines, rose as much as 14% in afternoon trading on Friday. The jump was in response to the news that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE:TEVA) is scrapping part of a late-stage study of a potential rival to Alder’s lead compound eptinezumab. Alder’s stock has since cooled off, but was still up about 6% as of 3:58 p.m. EDT.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mizuho reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Alder Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALDR) in a report released on Thursday morning. The brokerage currently has a $29.00 target price on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Migraines affect perhaps a billion people the world over, and it’s been three decades since they had a new preventative treatment option. That means there could be enough demand to driveblockbuster sales for a new class of treatments making their way to consumers right now, one of which could come fromlittle Alder Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ALDR).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Needham & Company LLC assumed coverage on shares of Alder Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALDR) in a report issued on Wednesday. The brokerage issued a buy rating and a $28.00 price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Alder Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALDR) was upgraded by BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Monday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Alder Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALDR) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report released on Tuesday.

    A number of other equities research analysts have also weighed in on the company. Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on Alder Biopharmaceuticals in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. They set a neutral rating and a $17.00 price objective on the stock. Mizuho restated a buy rating and set a $29.00 price objective on shares of Alder Biopharmaceuticals in a research report on Wednesday, March 28th. Cowen set a $23.00 price target on Alder Biopharmaceuticals and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday, February 26th. Leerink Swann reiterated an outperform rating on shares of Alder Biopharmaceuticals in a research report on Sunday, March 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Alder Biopharmaceuticals from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. Alder Biopharmaceuticals currently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $26.33.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: EMCORE Corporation(EMKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about EMCORE (NASDAQ:EMKR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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. EMCORE earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.6118508960632 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is themostshorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 62.65% according to Highshortnterest.com.

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Wells Fargo & Co. is benefiting from higher interest rates and increased fee income from cards and deposit accounts as Chief Executive Officer Tim Sloan plans cost cuts and works to recover from a scandal in the retail banking unit.

Fourth-quarter net interest income, a measure of earnings from customer deposits, climbed to $12.4 billion from $11.6 billion a year earlier, the San Francisco-based bank said Friday in a statement. Net interest margin improved to 2.87 percent last quarter from 2.82 percent in the three months ended Sept. 30.

Net interest income is expected to increase by about $600 million in the first quarter.

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Ringcentral, Inc.(RNG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    RingCentral Inc (NYSE:RNG) COO David Sipes sold 9,300 shares of RingCentral stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $77.71, for a total transaction of $722,703.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of RingCentral (NYSE:RNG) were up 2.9% during trading on Friday after SunTrust Banks raised their price target on the stock to $80.00. SunTrust Banks currently has a buy rating on the stock. RingCentral traded as high as $81.20 and last traded at $74.55. Approximately 19,219 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 96% from the average daily volume of 485,528 shares. The stock had previously closed at $76.80.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on RingCentral (RNG)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    RingCentral (NYSE: RNG) and Inovalon (NASDAQ:INOV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: 8×8 Inc(EGHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of 8×8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT) were down 18 percent to $17.975 after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.

    BG Staffing, Inc. (NYSE: BGSF) was down, falling around 13 percent to $18.83 after reporting a common stock offering.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of 8×8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT) were down 18 percent to $18.005 after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.

    BG Staffing, Inc. (NYSE: BGSF) was down, falling around 13 percent to $18.95 after reporting a common stock offering.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    8×8 Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Merrill Lynch.

    BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRN) was maintained as Buy at Canaccord Genuity and assigned a price target of $105, compared with a prior close of $22.05.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Square, Inc.(SQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levy]

    Square (NYSE:SQ), meanwhile, is in the business of helping merchants accept card payments. That in itself also wouldn’t be considered a technology-based industry. Square CFO Sarah Friar begs to differ. “I think of ourselves as a technology company that happens to use payments as one of our business models,” she said at an investors’ conference in May.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    But in positive news for Bitcoin holders, Square Inc. (NYSE: SQ) announced today nearly all of its users can buy and sell Bitcoin. This should help increase more awareness about Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Square (NYSE:SQ) recently launched Square forRestaurants, which merges all of a restaurant’s operations — from booking tables to managing payments — in a single platform. It’s also integrated with Square’s food delivery service Caviar.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Rubicon Technology, Inc.(RBCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Thursday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News coverage about Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing 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. Rubicon Technology earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 43.6568126847622 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: EMCORE Corporation(EMKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is themostshorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 62.65% according to Highshortnterest.com.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about EMCORE (NASDAQ:EMKR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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. EMCORE earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.6118508960632 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2018

Even as Republicans scramble to find the votes to pass their latest attempt to repeal Obamacare, the list of advocacy and industry groups opposed to the bill continues to grow.

On Wednesday, the two major health insurance industry associations voiced their concerns about the legislation, which would jettison several major Obamacare provisions and curtail federal support of Medicaid. They fear the bill would hurt consumers and patients by destabilizing the individual market and weakening Medicaid.

“The bill contains provisions that would allow states to waive key consumer protections, as well as undermine safeguards for those with pre-existing medical conditions,” the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association wrote in a statement. “The legislation reduces funding for many states significantly and would increase uncertainty in the marketplace, making coverage more expensive and jeopardizing Americans’ choice of health plans.”

America’s Health Insurance Plans was even more explicit, saying it cannot support the proposal authored by Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana.

Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (SSNLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Autonomous driving is going to be an interesting development for GM. Although most of the attention goes towards Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Tesla on this front, probably every automaker is working on this technology. The automakers are extremely well positioned to deliver the bodies. A development to watch is whether the automakers are going to botch this shift like electronic companies did with mobile. Remember BlackBerry (NYSE:BB), Nokia (NYSE:NOK) and Samsung (OTC:SSNLF). All these devices now run some version of Android.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Now, this removes one big uncertainty (actually management was pretty convinced they would settle on favorable terms), but there are a few other headwinds that also led them to lower guidance when presenting Q3 figures:

    In the low end of the mobile market (imaging) they are experiencing increasing competition. They are dealing with this by concentrating on more sophisticated and integrated solutions and narrowing the strategic focus (this is already starting to pay off with design wins like the Huawei Mate 10). For now they expect imaging revenues to be at least $10M lower. The probability of recognizing revenue from Echo, a significant mobile customer for audio technologies, has progressively declined as well. Samsung (OTC:SSNLF) IP licensing is removed from the guidance as they are litigating the company for patent infringement. Management is convinced of a favorable outcome here as well (they embarked on extensive DD prior to filing), but unsure of the timing. Management believes at least $10M in licence revenues has been underreported, but likely resolution will shift this income to 2018. Roughly $5M in expected license revenue from Invensas Licensees will shift to 2018 Guidance excludes roughly $52M in cash receipts which the company can’t recognize as revenue under purchase accounting related to the DTS acquisition (see below for an explanation). This is why cash flow figures are much better than earnings figures.

    These are all somewhat messy litigation and compliance issues, but at least the Broadcom issue has been settled and much of the rest is likely to shift to 2018. About the Purchase Accounting. From company PR:

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    It seems that chip giantQualcomm(NASDAQ:QCOM) can’t catch a break, dealing with relatively minor challenges like temporarily losing the applications processor spot in some of Samsung’s (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) Galaxy S-series smartphones thanks to an overheating chip andexistential threats to its wireless technology licensing business — its main source of profit.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Samsung (OTC:SSNLF) will unveil its new flagship phones, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, on February 25 at Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. Their new features could help the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus replicate the stellar success of the $999 iPhone X of Apple (AAPL). Canalys reported last month that Apple could have shipped out as much as 29 million units of its expensive iPhone X during Q4 2017.

Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: LeMaitre Vascular, Inc.(LMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of LeMaitre Vascular Inc (NASDAQ:LMAT) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $34.40.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMAT) were down 20 percent to $31.235 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 results.

    Essendant Inc (NASDAQ: ESND) was down, falling around 24 percent to $7.255 after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMAT) were down 17 percent to $32.19 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 results.

    LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ: LKQ) was down, falling around 16 percent to $31.49 following weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    In response to reporting first-quarterresults, shares ofLeMaitre Vascular (NASDAQ:LMAT), a medical device maker focused on niche products used duringvascular surgery, fell 20% as of 10:35 a.m. EDT on Thursday.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMAT) were down 17 percent to $32.47 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 results.

    Essendant Inc (NASDAQ: ESND) was down, falling around 23 percent to $7.38 after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.

Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: UNIVERSAL INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC(UVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    As for individual stocks, GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) extended Friday’s gains amid optimism for the action camera and drone specialist’s ongoing turnaround, while shares of Universal Insurance Holdings (NYSE:UVE) rallied on news of the waning storm in Florida.

Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) had its price objective boosted by Stifel Nicolaus from $71.00 to $75.00 in a note issued to investors on Friday, Marketbeat reports. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the manufacturing equipment provider’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ target price points to a potential upside of 51.48% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of semiconductor and display equipment manufacturer Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) fell as much as 10.1% in trading Friday after reporting fiscal second-quarter 2018 earnings and guidance that left investors unimpressed. Shares didn’t recover much throughout the day and were down 9% at 12:20 p.m. EDT.

  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Notable Earnings

    Walmart, Inc (NYSE: WMT) Q1 premarket
    J. C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) Q1 premarket
    Nordstrom, Inc (NYSE: JWN) Q1 after hours
    Applied Materials, Inc (NASDAQ: AMAT) Q2 after hours

    IPOs

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) reported weaker-than-expected results for its second quarter.
    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter.
    Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) reported upbeat results for its first quarter. Comparable-store sales rose 0.6 percent.
    Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE: BOOT) disclosed a 7.2 million common stock offering.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Crude oil prices continue to remain in focus after Brent crude hit $80.00 per barrel. The benchmark crude touched $80.00, as markets are concerned about the impact renewed Iranian sanctions will have on global supply. French oil giant Total announced Wednesday that it was abandoning a gas project in Iran after failing to obtain a waiver from the Trump administration to do business in Iran. The sanctions are expected to decline global output at a time that OPEC is already working diligently to push oil prices higher by containing excessive global production.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: JCP, BABA, F, KR
    Shares of JCPenney (NYSE: JCP) are ticking higher after its earnings report before the bell. Yesterday, retail companies were stunned by the 11% jump for its rival Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) stock thanks to a strong first-quarter report. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.(NYSE: BABA) is generating a lot of buzz as investors monitor trade relations between the United States and China. BABA stock had slumped by 18% thanks to trade restrictions on Chinese companies. Ford Motor Co.(NYSE: F) announced it will restart production of its popular F-150 pickup truck at its Dearborn, Mich., facility. The company recently suspended operations after a fire damaged supplies needed for manufacturing. The F-150 is the most popular consumer vehicle in the United States. In an effort to beat back the growth of Wal-Mart and Amazon, grocery giant Kroger Co.(NYSE: KR) announced a deal to purchase a 5% stake in British online supermarket Ocado. The deal will allow Kroger to utilize the UK firm’s warehouse automation technology in the United States and improve its supply chain costs. Look for additional earnings reports from Applied Materials Inc.(Nasdaq: AMAT), Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN), The Children’s Place Inc.(Nasdaq: PLCE), Teekay Corp.(NYSE: TK), and Quantum Corp.(NYSE: QTM).

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) was down, falling around 9 percent to $48.97. Applied Materials reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter.

Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Magic Software Enterprises Ltd.(MGIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Magic Software Enterprises (NASDAQ:MGIC) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Monday.

    Several other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on MGIC. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Magic Software Enterprises from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. BidaskClub cut shares of Magic Software Enterprises from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, HC Wainwright set a $10.00 target price on shares of Magic Software Enterprises and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $9.81.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. (NASDAQ: MGIC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $67.07 million.

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    HC Wainwright set a $10.00 target price on Magic Software Enterprises (NASDAQ:MGIC) in a research note released on Thursday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the software maker’s stock.

Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: EMCORE Corporation(EMKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is themostshorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 62.65% according to Highshortnterest.com.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now

Theres reason tothink that President Trump might target uranium imports for tariffs after imposing them on solar equipment back in January and then another announcing another round late last week on steel and aluminum (China has alreadyresponded by announcing planned tariffs on imports of U.S. pork, recycled aluminum, steel pipes, fruit and wine). At first glance, you might think that wouldcause concern forinvestors in small cap mining stocks like Azincourt Energy Corp (TSX-V: AAZ; OTCMKTS: AZURF) which is focused on developing critical clean energy elements (namely lithium, uranium and cobalt plus other critical clean energy elements) mostly in Canada.

However, Trump didquickly declared a temporary exemption from his tariffs for the European Union and other nations like Australia and South Korea as the tariffs are clearly meant to hit China. The NAFTA countries of Canada and Mexico were also exempted; but those exemptions”are not open-ended” and will depend on whether changes are made to NAFTA that will satisfy Trump.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Deckers Outdoor Corporation(DECK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Hanesbrands was just one of many retail companies that got shellacked this week. Under Armour (UAA) tumbled 29% after missing earnings forecasts and cutting its guidance, while Deckers Outdoor (DECK) plunged 21% after its earnings missed the Street consensus, and Ralph Lauren (RL) plummeted 13% after its CEO stepped down.

  • [By ]

    The great trading opportunity we looked at is in Deckers Outdoor (NYSE: DECK). The stock is on a “buy” signal, according to my award-winning ITV indicator.

  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Analyst/Investor Days

    Finjan Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: FNJN)
    Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR)
    Delta Air Lines, Inc (NYSE: DAL)
    Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NYSE: DECK) annual shareholder meeting, to vote on Marcato Capital board nominees

    Legal

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Deckers Outdoor (NYSE: DECK) and Nike (NYSE:NKE) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, risk and valuation.

  • [By Matt Hogan]

    SKX is also highly attractive in a relative basis when compared to several of its publicly traded peers: Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), Deckers Outdoor Group (NYSE: DECK), Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) and Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ: COLM). The company's forward EBITDA multiple of 6.9x is equal or below all of the comparable companies: FL (6.9x), DECK (7.6x), WWW (10.1x) and COLM (10.8x).

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp.(SBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp (NYSE: SBY) got a boost, shooting up 18 percent to $21.47. Tricon Capital Group Inc. announced plans to buy Silver Bay Realty Trust for $21.50 per share.

  • [By Mark Holder]

    Instead of competing in one-off auctions, the traditional method of acquiring homes and the one preferred by Silver Bay Realty Trust (NYSE: SBY  ) (NYSE: SBY  ) (NYSE: SBY  ) and American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE: AMH  ) (NYSE: AMH  ) (NYSE: AMH  ) , the company is obtaining non-performing loans in pools that include thousands of loans. The ultimate outcome of these different models is unknown, but the market hasso far supported Altisource Residential.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Yandex N.V.(YNDX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Yandex N.V. (NASDAQ: YNDX) is the Google of Russia. It was very bold on the growing marketplace there, and its beta tests of a new back end have been very positive and should be rolled out soon. Deutsche Bank has a $38 price target, and the consensus is $40, in U.S. dollars.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

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

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

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  • [By Rich Smith]

    On Monday, the Russian RTS stock index plunged more than 11% in value, taking many of the “Russia stocks” most closely associated with the country along with it. Shares of both Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX) and Public Joint-Stock Company Mobile TeleSystems (NYSE:MBT) were down between 12% and 13%, while Veon Ltd (NASDAQ:VEON) has shed 18%.

  • [By ]

    U.S. investors often avoid Russian stocks due to the political risks, sanctions, and currency issues associated with the once-hot emerging market. But despite those challenges, there’s one Russian growth stock that doubled over the past two years — Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX), which created the country’s top search engine.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday was a positive day on Wall Street, as major benchmarks jumped following an uneventful weekend, tapering their gains as the session came to a close. Some had feared that China might retaliate once again after the U.S. issued a second round of tariffs against the nation with the world’s second-largest economy, but the expected fireworks didn’t come, putting market participants more at ease. The beginning of earnings season in the next week will also distract investors from geopolitical issues, perhaps allowing indexes to climb further. Yet some individual stocks had difficulties that sent their shares lower. Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX), Menlo Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MNLO), and MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Yandex N.V.(NASDAQ:YNDX)announced first-quarter 2018 results early Wednesday, detailing steady market share from its core search platform, healthy advertising revenue growth, and broad-based strength from its various other business bets. Yandex also boosted its full-year revenue guidance.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Cara Therapeutics, Inc.(CARA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    On the other hand, Cara Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: CARA) was up almost 1.9 percent in what also looked like a correction of the 1.6 percent gain registered over the regular trading session.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Cara Therapeutics (CARA) , Verizon (VZ) , Radius Health (RDUS) and Six Flags (SIX) .

    Cramer was bearish on Hertz Global Holdings (HTZ) , General Motors (GM) , Pandora Media (P) , Cedar Fair (FUN) , Quotient Technology (QUOT) and Rite Aid (RAD) .

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.(AAOI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    But there are still plenty of factors that are preventing stocks overall from mounting stronger gains, including nervousness about geopolitical issues as well as weaker parts of the global economy. Nevertheless, some stocks posted strong gains, and Puma Biotechnology (NASDAQ:PBYI), Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI), and Ferroglobe (NASDAQ:GSM) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

  • [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

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is themostshorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 62.65% according to Highshortnterest.com.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) reported its fourth quarter results after the markets closed on Wednesday. The company posted $0.89 in earnings per share (EPS) on $79.9 million, which compares to consensus estimates that were calling for $0.82 in EPS on $86.2 million in revenue. Heres what analysts were saying after the fact:

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Exelon Corporation(EXC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Analysts are expecting Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) to have earned $0.68 per share on revenue of $7.52 billion in the latest quarter. Exelon shares rose 0.34 percent to close at $35.38 on Thursday.

  • [By Horizon Investments]

    For the past year, Exelon Corp. (EXC) has had a roller coaster ride, with the stock having plummeted 15% since September 2012 – the company had announced a dividend cut of 41%, which led to a drop in the share price. Separately, the recent weak PJM auction prices did not bode well for the company. However, I believe the worst is priced in the stock price, and the company’s management is committed to improving its financial flexibility and cost structure in order to strengthen its financial performance. Also, the company is planning to incur capital expenditure (CAPEX) in the upcoming years, which will result in rate base growth for Exelon.

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    That brings us to General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE). The 125-year-old American mainstay signed a deal with Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC) last fall for the energy utility to use its own predictive analytics software, fittingly dubbed “Predix.”

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.68 per share on revenue of $7.52 billion.

    CST Brands Inc (NYSE: CST) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $2.30 billion.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: RBC Bearings Incorporated(ROLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of RBC Bearings Incorporated (NASDAQ:ROLL) have earned an average rating of “Buy” from the six brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $140.67.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on RBC Bearings (ROLL)

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc.(RYAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of materials company Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE:RYAM) jumped as much as 11.8% in trading Thursday after announcing a major acquisition. At 3:30 p.m. EDT, the shares were holding at a 10.6% gain on the day.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: BioScrip, Inc.(BIOS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    On Tuesday, BioScrip Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOS) reported third-quarter financial results before the markets opened. The company said that it had a net loss of $0.09 per share and $224.5 million in revenues. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters had called for a net loss of $0.05 per share and revenues of $223.26 million. The same period of last year reportedly EPS of had $0.04 and $247.22 million in revenues.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    BioScrip, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOS) saw its shares make a solid gain on Tuesday after another analyst issued a positive rating on the stock. Lake Street Capital initiated its coverage with a Buy rating and a $4.50 price target. This is implying an upside of over 300% from the previous closing price of $1.04.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BioScrip (NASDAQ: BIOS) and Amedisys Home Health and Hospice Care (NASDAQ:AMED) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    BioScrip Inc.(Nasdaq: BIOS) provides at-home medical care and services across the United States.

    BIOS’s central profit opportunity is in the rapid growth of the pharmaceutical industry. The pharmaceutical market is currently worth $12 billion and is expected to grow at an annual rate of five to seven percent.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: EMCORE Corporation(EMKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR) got a boost, shooting up 30 percent to $8.38 after the company posted upbeat Q4 results.

    Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAY) shares were also up, gaining 17 percent to $56.39 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its third quarter and boosted its full year net income guidance.

  • [By Peter Graham]

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