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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019

Want to learn how to read stock charts? 

Well, we called in Bruce Kamich, our resident Chart Professor, to help you learn that and more.

Because when it comes to investing in stocks, it is important that you are able to perform your own  technical analysis of some stock charts.

Technical analysis sounds wonky but it’s basically financial analysis that uses patterns to identify trends and make educated predictions. And that’s exactly what the Chart Professor does with his charts every day.

He walked us through four basic charts:

Line — The simplest chart because it only requires one piece of data: the stock’s last price.  So it’s basically like connect the dots but leaves out important info all-time highs, etc…. Bar — Three prices are included here: the stock’s high price, low price and its closing price of the day or week are all included in each of the individual bars line that make up this chart. Candlestick — Four prices included here: the open, the high the low and the close all make up the little rectangle shape on this chart.  relation to the open and the close — if we close below the opening — bearish and the   .  If we close above the open price, bullish  ed or pink is bearish white is bullish —  Point and Figure — The oldest chart in U.S., it dates back to 1880’s and  And a mark only is made on this chart when the stock moves a predetermined price.  In the chart in this video, each X represents a 10 points move up. A 0 notes a reaction to the move.

And then talked about the three things you need to do with each of those charts:

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.(MMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Enlightenment Research LLC acquired a new position in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund acquired 800 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $64,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Tengasco, Inc.(TGC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tigercoin (TGC) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the SHA256 hashing algorithm. It launched on September 6th, 2013. Tigercoin’s total supply is 43,536,800 coins. The official website for Tigercoin is tigercoin.wordpress.com. Tigercoin’s official Twitter account is @TigerCoin.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tigercoin (CURRENCY:TGC) traded flat against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 18:00 PM ET on October 5th. Tigercoin has a market cap of $103,538.00 and approximately $3.00 worth of Tigercoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Tigercoin coin can now be purchased for about $0.0024 or 0.00000036 BTC on major exchanges. Over the last week, Tigercoin has traded 12.4% lower against the dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tigercoin (CURRENCY:TGC) traded down 3.5% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 7:00 AM E.T. on August 23rd. During the last seven days, Tigercoin has traded 8.4% lower against the dollar. Tigercoin has a total market capitalization of $98,130.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Tigercoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Tigercoin coin can now be purchased for about $0.0023 or 0.00000035 BTC on popular exchanges.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Tigercoin (CURRENCY:TGC) traded 12.1% lower against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on May 6th. One Tigercoin coin can now be bought for $0.0077 or 0.00000083 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges. In the last week, Tigercoin has traded 6.4% lower against the US dollar. Tigercoin has a total market cap of $334,680.00 and approximately $64.00 worth of Tigercoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: First Cash Financial Services, Inc.(FCFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on FirstCash (FCFS)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Prescott Group Capital Management L.L.C. lowered its position in shares of FirstCash Inc (NYSE:FCFS) by 16.7% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 25,000 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 5,000 shares during the quarter. Prescott Group Capital Management L.L.C.’s holdings in FirstCash were worth $2,246,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Cash Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:FCFS) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $88.95 and last traded at $88.70, with a volume of 371494 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $87.80.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on FirstCash (FCFS)

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    FirstCash Inc (NYSE:FCFS) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $95.75.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Bridgford Foods Corporation(BRID)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Headlines about Bridgford Foods (NASDAQ:BRID) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bridgford Foods earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.8333900378921 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Escalade, Incorporated(ESCA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    As one of only two retail stocks that made it through the screen, that in of itself is rather remarkable. A handful of retail stocks met most of Graham’s requirements until it came to positive earnings over the last decade. The financial crisis in 2009 eliminated all but Hooker Furniture and Escalade (Nasdaq: ESCA) from the screening process.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Escalade (NASDAQ: ESCA) and Sports Direct Intl (OTCMKTS:SDISY) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ZPR Investment Management purchased a new stake in Escalade, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESCA) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 11,422 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $156,000.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: ENI S.p.A.(E)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Eni SpA (NYSE:E) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $34.24.

  • [By Zacks]

    Following the reform, Mexico drew multi-billion dollars' investment. It could lead up to an output of 3 MMBbl/d by the end of the planned period, as predicted by the supporters of the reform. The reform could also bring down electricity rates in the country. So far, Mexico has awarded around 90 contracts, both onshore and offshore. The country raised about $100 billion from the auctions by the end of January. With nine oil and gas blocks, Shell has emerged as the leading player in the auctions held so far. Other winners in the bidding processes include Eni S.p.A. (NYSE: E)of Italy, Inpex of Japan, France's TOTAL S.A. (NYSE: TOT), Chevron and more.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ENI (NYSE:E) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “With recovering oil prices, Eni’s operating profits from its Refining & Marketing business has gone down in the first half of 2018 against the comparable period of 2017. Also, operating profit from its Chemical business fell 79% during this period due to rising costs of oil-based feedstock. Moreover, Eni has sold 50% of its stake in the Zohr field, a high yielding project, which can impact its revenues. Fall in demand for products like gasoil and gasoline, in Italy, is also a concern for the company. If this consumption trend persists, the company’s profit levels will get affected. Given these headwinds, Eni seems like a risky bet that ordinary investors should exit.”

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Enterprise Group Inc (TSE:E) shares hit a new 52-week low during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as C$0.37 and last traded at C$0.37, with a volume of 24200 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at C$0.40.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Travelzoo Inc.(TZOO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Travelzoo (NASDAQ:TZOO) major shareholder Azzurro Capital Inc sold 69,758 shares of Travelzoo stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.13, for a total transaction of $1,264,712.54. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares climbed 54.2 percent to $1.25 on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) climbed 21.3 percent to $9.40 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) gained 16.5 percent to $4.60.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares rose 11.2 percent to $15.4206 following Q3 results.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) shares rose 11 percent to $15.3289. McDermott issued a release reiterating rejection of Subsea 7's offer.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares gained 9.2 percent to $64.61 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) surged 8.5 percent to $46.00 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) climbed 7.5 percent to $107.22 after reporting Q1 results.
    Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNA) rose 6.1 percent to $14.78. B. Riley initiated coverage on Allena Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.6 percent to $102.90 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 4.5 percent to $17.03 following strong Q1 results.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 4.2 percent to $22.20 after reporting Q1 results.

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) got a boost, shooting up 30 percent to $10.16 following strong Q1 results.

    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares were also up, gaining 8 percent to $64.01 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: (LGEAF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Coherent’s ELA deposition technology for LTPS backplane isn’t used in OLED TVs, where LG (OTC:LGEAF) uses metal oxide backpanes. There was some worry by analysts whether that technology could migrate to the smartphone panel market which CEO Ambroseo could not dispel entirely, but he argued that it has not been demonstrated suitable for handsets or battery-powered devices at this point.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Spark Therapeutics, Inc.(ONCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Spark Therapeutics (ONCE)

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  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Here’s what you need to know about the catalysts that could send these stocks soaring, or plummeting, in the third quarter.

    Company Market Cap Incoming Catalyst
    Spark Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ONCE)  $3.09 billion Clinical trial results
    Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZGNX) $1.56 billion Clinical trial results
    Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PGNX) $593 million PDUFA date

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Dan Caplinger, and Cory Renauer]

    Doubling your money in a relatively short time is much tougher. It typically involves investing in younger, less established companies that have lots of growth potential but could give a lot of ground if a few things don’t swing their way. There are, though, some stocks that look like they have a double in them over a relatively short time frame, and three of our investing contributors think Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONCE), Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO), and American Tower (NYSE:AMT) fit the bill. 

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Roche (NASDAQOTH:RHHBY) recently agreed to buy Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONCE) for a whopping 150% premium over its previous day’s closing price, and investors want to know which gene therapy stocks could be next to receive a buyout offer from a big pharma with plenty of cash. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONCE)‘s stock had its “market perform” rating reiterated by Leerink Swann in a research report issued on Monday, The Fly reports. They currently have a $74.00 price objective on the biotechnology company’s stock, up from their previous price objective of $55.00. Leerink Swann’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 4.71% from the stock’s current price.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Lawson Products Inc.(LAWS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS) is scheduled to announce its earnings results on Thursday, April 19th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.16 per share for the quarter.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now

Stocks couldn’t shake off early losses and all three major indexes ended lower on Thursday.

Bloomberg News

The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 210.79 points, or 1.17%, to 17830.76. The S&P 500 Index fell 19.34 points, or 0.92%, to 2075.81. The Nasdaq slid 57.85 points, or 1.19%, to 4805.29.

Blue chips were dragged down by Apple (AAPL): Just days after its disappointing earnings, billionaire Carl Icahn said he no longer has a stake in the stock.

From a data standpoint, First quarter gross domestic product grew 0.5%, below economists’ expectations, overshadowing an upbeat jobs report that saw unemployment fall to a four-decade low.

Stifel’s Lindsey Piegza writes that this could push out any interest rate hikes:

From a policy standpoint, should the U.S. economy post meaningful improvement between now and June, assuming the Fed’s concerns surrounding international “risks” are not reignited, policy makers appear well positioned to announce the second rate hike in less than two months’ time.  Of course, following this morning’s disappointing GDP report, it’s difficult to imagine a marked improvement in the economy over the next two months.  More likely, the combination of stagnant economic conditions, a still-restrained consumer, and ongoing concerns regarding risks of contagion from developments abroad – whether directly identified in the statement or not – will make it increasingly difficult for the Fed to raise rates once in the remaining nine months of 2016, if at all.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Escalade, Incorporated(ESCA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Escalade (ESCA)

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ZPR Investment Management purchased a new stake in Escalade, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESCA) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 11,422 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $156,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Escalade (NASDAQ: ESCA) and Sports Direct Intl (OTCMKTS:SDISY) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Blackrock MuniYield Quality Fund, Inc.(MQY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Blackrock Muniyield Quality Fund (NYSE:MQY) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing 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. Blackrock Muniyield Quality Fund earned a media sentiment score of 0.50 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.9174412716067 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: McEwen Mining Inc.(MUX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    McEwen Mining Inc. (NYSE: MUX) is an American mining firm with operations across North and South America.

    Currently, McEwen operates three mines – one in Argentina, one in Mexico, and a final operation in Canada.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    HC Wainwright set a $5.00 price target on McEwen Mining (NYSE:MUX) (TSE:MUX) in a research report released on Friday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the basic materials company’s stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Endeavour Silver (NYSE:EXK) and McEwen Mining (NYSE:MUX) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cohn & Steers Inc(CNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Cohen & Steers, Inc. (NYSE:CNS) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six research firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $38.33.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Pershing Gold Corporation(PGLC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Pershing Gold (PGLC)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Pershing Gold (PGLC)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Pershing Gold (PGLC)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Pershing Gold (PGLC)

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Top High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

Not only has Wall Street given Camping World Holdings (NYSE:CWH) a beatdown this year, causing its stock to plunge by 57% since Jan. 1, but they also think it has a lot further to fall. Even though industry peers Winnebago Industries (NYSE:WGO) and Thor Industries have also seen their shares decline, by 34% and 37%, respectively, these two don’t have nearly the amount of people betting against the stock

Despite seemingly positive demographic trends pointing in its favor, short interest in the recreational-vehicle maker nearly doubled in the past two weeks to nearly 6.5 million shares or over 20% of Camping World’s float. This suggests that there’s more bad news to come and management’s reassurance for a turnaround is not believable.

Is this just another case of Wall Street overreacting to some short-term headwinds, or are there some underlying trends that should have investors nervous?

The open road

Certainly on the surface there doesn’t appear to be anything wrong with the industry. Data from the RV Industry Association shows business is strong, with wholesale shipments up 12% in April to over 47,000 vehicles, making it the best April on record. Year to date, they’re up 13.1% to 184,528 vehicles, with almost every segment rising.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: iShares Core S&P Total US Stock Mkt (ITOT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    Hundreds of exchange traded funds offer investors broad market exposure and many do so with nominal fees. Among the least expensive is the iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF (NYSE: ITOT).

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Escalade, Incorporated(ESCA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Escalade (NASDAQ: ESCA) and Sports Direct Intl (OTCMKTS:SDISY) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ZPR Investment Management purchased a new stake in Escalade, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESCA) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 11,422 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $156,000.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: VIVUS, Inc.(VVUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    But Blink and our other penny stocks to watch are unlikely to continue to lock in such spectacular gains in June. After looking at our 10 top penny stocks to watch this month, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with great profit potential in its future…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Month’s Gain
    Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK) $7.07 439.85%
    Senes Tech Inc. (Nasdaq: SNES) $1.27 175.40%
    Vivis Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) $0.77 150.41%
    Adomani Inc. (Nasdaq: ADOM) $1.49 137.68%
    NF Energy Saving Co. (Nasdaq: NFEC) $2.34 134.88%
    Vaalco Energy Inc. (NYSE: EGY) $2.15 109.06%
    Heat Biologics Inc. (Nasdaq: HTBX) $2.35 99.12%
    ArQule Inc. (Nasdaq: ARQL) $4.88 90.74%
    LiqTech International Inc. (NYSE: LIQT) $0.66 85.60%
    Transenterix Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) $3.46 77.84%

    While last month’s gains are tremendous, they also illustrate the inherent dangers that come with investing in penny stocks.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    However, VivoPower and our other penny stocks to watch this week already saw big gains. After looking at our 10 top penny stocks to watch, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with serious profit potential in its future…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    VivoPower International Plc. (Nasdaq: VVPR) $3.05 88.57%
    Euro Tech Holdings Co. (Nasdaq: CLWT) $3.77 75.11%
    Boxlight Corp. (Nasdaq: BOXL) $6.36 65.38%
    Chine Recycling Energy Corp. (Nasdaq: CREG) $2.01 45.92%
    Vivis Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) $0.52 38.82%
    HC2 Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HCHC) $6.79 33.49%
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: BSPM) $2.67 32.23%
    Turtle Beach Corp. (Nasdaq: HEAR) $6.99 30.19%
    Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) $3.30 29.24%
    Rexahn Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: RNN) $2.11 29.19%

    While the gains of last week’s top penny stocks are exciting, it’s important to note that investing in penny stocks is also incredibly risky.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Seadrill’s rally demonstrates how profitable penny stocks can be for savvy investors. With Seadrill’s gains already on the books, we’ll look at a stock that’s on track to generate tremendous returns – a small cap that just completed a groundbreaking acquisition with huge profit potential…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    Seadrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) $0.58 98.74%
    Vivis Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) $0.83 59.97%
    MEI Pharma Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP) $3.45 43.40%
    Transenterix Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) $3.15 35.72%
    Akers Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: AKER) $0.65 34.38%
    Galectin Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: GALT) $4.54 32.58%
    Phoenix New Media Ltd. (NYSE ADR: FENG) $5.65 32.22%
    Heat Biologics Inc. (Nasdaq: HTBX) $1.73 31.37%
    Bright Scholar Education Ltd. (NYSE ADR: BEDU) $18.51 29.03%
    21 Vianet Group Inc. (Nasdaq: VNET) $7.36 28.72%

    These gains are incredibly exciting. However, not all penny stocks are equally strong investments.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Primo Water Corporation(PRMW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Primo Water (NASDAQ:PRMW) had its price objective hoisted by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from $15.00 to $16.00 in a research note issued on Thursday. The firm currently has a “market perform” rating on the stock. BMO Capital Markets’ price target points to a potential upside of 0.88% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Primo Water (PRMW)

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  • [By Andy Pai]

    Primo Water Corporation (Nasdaq: PRMW) appears to be the most undervalued stock in the fund. The company has a blended upside of 31.1 percent relative to its current trading price.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Primo Water (NASDAQ:PRMW) CFO David J. Mills sold 5,934 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.50, for a total value of $80,109.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 79,624 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,074,924. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Primo Water Corp. (NASDAQ: PRMW) was started with an Outperform rating at William Blair.BMO Capital Markets maintained its Market Perform rating but the price target was raised to $16 from $15.

Best China Stocks To Own For 2019

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Trump said to approve $50 billion tariff list, Bank of Japan rounds off big three monetary decisions, and emerging-market currencies are having an awful week. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about today.

Tariffs

President Donald Trump has approved tariffs on Chinese goods worth about $50 billion, according to a person familiar with the decision. The administration is expected to release a refined list of targeted products later today, with China’s technology sector expected to be hit hardest. Reuters reported that the U.S. is also preparing a second list of $100 billion of imports from China to rachet up the pressure on Beijing’s trade policies. Shares in Shanghai fell to their lowest level since September 2016 as the U.S. move added to concerns about the economic trajectory. 

Bank of Japan

Following Fed tightening, and ECB tapering, the BOJ ended three days of major central-bank decisions by not doing very much at all. It left monetary policy unchanged, maintaining the settings on its yield-curve control program and asset purchases, as economists surveyed by Bloomberg had expected, while cutting its inflation outlook. Russia’s central bank is due to announce its latest decision this morning.

Best China Stocks To Own For 2019: Saratoga Investment Corp(SAR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Saratoga Investment (SAR)

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Saratoga Investment Corp (NYSE:SAR) reached a new 52-week high and low on Friday after an insider bought additional shares in the company. The stock traded as low as $22.95 and last traded at $22.85, with a volume of 650 shares. The stock had previously closed at $22.70.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Headlines about Saratoga Investment (NYSE:SAR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Saratoga Investment earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.4912059514825 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Saratoga Investment (NYSE:SAR) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Wednesday.

    A number of other analysts have also issued reports on the stock. National Securities reiterated a neutral rating and set a $24.00 price target (up from $23.00) on shares of Saratoga Investment in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Saratoga Investment from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Finally, B. Riley initiated coverage on shares of Saratoga Investment in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. They set a buy rating and a $23.50 price target on the stock. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Saratoga Investment presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $24.38.

Best China Stocks To Own For 2019: Escalade, Incorporated(ESCA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ZPR Investment Management purchased a new stake in Escalade, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESCA) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 11,422 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $156,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Escalade (NASDAQ: ESCA) and Sports Direct Intl (OTCMKTS:SDISY) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Best China Stocks To Own For 2019: Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc.(CFR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News articles about Cullen/Frost Bankers (NYSE:CFR) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cullen/Frost Bankers earned a news sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 46.1866283388257 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top Value Stocks To Own For 2019

Peapack Gladstone Financial Corp raised its holdings in shares of Alerian MLP (NYSEARCA:AMLP) by 15.4% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 242,801 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 32,485 shares during the quarter. Peapack Gladstone Financial Corp’s holdings in Alerian MLP were worth $2,275,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Alpine Woods Capital Investors LLC increased its position in shares of Alerian MLP by 3.4% during the first quarter. Alpine Woods Capital Investors LLC now owns 150,000 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $1,406,000 after purchasing an additional 5,000 shares during the period. American Research & Management Co. increased its position in shares of Alerian MLP by 45.8% during the fourth quarter. American Research & Management Co. now owns 18,075 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $195,000 after purchasing an additional 5,675 shares during the period. Westside Investment Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Alerian MLP by 97.9% during the fourth quarter. Westside Investment Management Inc. now owns 12,500 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $142,000 after purchasing an additional 6,185 shares during the period. Edge Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Alerian MLP by 56.8% during the fourth quarter. Edge Advisors LLC now owns 22,785 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $245,000 after purchasing an additional 8,251 shares during the period. Finally, Park Avenue Securities LLC increased its position in shares of Alerian MLP by 16.7% during the fourth quarter. Park Avenue Securities LLC now owns 67,392 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $745,000 after purchasing an additional 9,650 shares during the period.

Top Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao(CBD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Targa Resources, Inc.(TRGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in shares of Targa Resources (NYSE:TRGP) by 1.5% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 12,211,608 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after acquiring an additional 176,251 shares during the quarter. BlackRock Inc. owned about 0.06% of Targa Resources worth $537,308,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Aperio Group LLC lowered its stake in shares of Targa Resources (NYSE:TRGP) by 16.1% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 99,458 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 19,134 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in Targa Resources were worth $4,376,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Targa Resources (NYSE:TRGP) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Kinder Morgan has already started to capture some of this growth. It’s working with two of the largest natural gas gathering and processing companies in the region –DCP Midstream (NYSE:DCP) and Targa Resources(NYSE:TRGP) — on the Gulf Coast Express pipeline. That $1.7 billion pipeline will have the capacity to move 1.92 BCF/D of natural gas to market centers along the Gulf when it comes online next October. It’s the first of what could be many expansion projects for the company in the region over the next several years.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    There’s just one problem with all that production: It needs to get out of the basin, which is a problem right now sincethere aren’t enough pipelines. Because of that, some of the best ways to play the Permian production boom are pipeline companies. Three perfectly positioned to profit from the Permian boom arePlains All American Pipeline(NYSE:PAA),Targa Resources(NYSE:TRGP), andKinder Morgan(NYSE:KMI).

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This top energy MLP has had a string of positives lately.Targa Resources Corp (NYSE: TRGP) is a leading provider of midstream services and is one of the largest independent midstream energy companies in North America. Targa owns, operates, acquires and develops a diversified portfolio of complementary midstream energy assets.

Top Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Escalade, Incorporated(ESCA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Escalade (NASDAQ: ESCA) and Sports Direct Intl (OTCMKTS:SDISY) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ZPR Investment Management purchased a new stake in Escalade, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESCA) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 11,422 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $156,000.

Top Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Jewett-Cameron Trading Company(JCTCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Jewett-Cameron Trading Co (NASDAQ:JCTCF) Director Donald M. Boone sold 4,401 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $7.89, for a total transaction of $34,723.89. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 1,369,743 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $10,807,272.27. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about Jewett-Cameron Trading (NASDAQ:JCTCF) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Jewett-Cameron Trading earned a news impact score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.2200105194978 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 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Pluristem Therapeutics Inc.(PSTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:PSTI) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the six brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $4.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Momenta Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: MNTA) and Pluristem Therapeutics (NASDAQ:PSTI) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.