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Hot Stocks For 2019

Like most investors, Warren Buffett didn’t have a great first quarter. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) gained less than 1% through the end of March. That was enough to beat the S&P 500 index, but I doubt Buffett broke out his ukelele to strum and celebrate.

However, several Buffett stocks chalked up nice gains during the first quarter. The three top performers in Berkshire’s portfolio were Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI), Mastercard (NYSE:MA), and Moody’s (NYSE:MCO). Here’s what drove these stocks higher — and what their prospects are for the rest of 2018.

Sirius XM Holdings
Sirius XM Holdings ranked as Buffett’s biggest winner, with its share price jumping 16% in the first quarter. There were a couple of key factors behind the satellite radio stock’s strong performance.

Hot Stocks For 2019: W.R. Grace & Co.(GRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chemours (NYSE: CC) and W. R. Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    W.R. Grace & Co.: Grace Announces Release Date for Second Quarter 2018 Results (twst.com) W. R. Grace & Co (GRA) Expected to Earn Q2 2018 Earnings of $0.90 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) W. R. Grace & Co (GRA) to Post Q3 2018 Earnings of $0.96 Per Share, Jefferies Financial Group Forecasts (americanbankingnews.com) Venator Materials and Three Additional Specialty Chemicals Stocks on Our Research Desks Radar (finance.yahoo.com)

    W. R. Grace & Co traded up $0.71, reaching $74.39, on Friday, according to Marketbeat. The stock had a trading volume of 378,610 shares, compared to its average volume of 720,257. W. R. Grace & Co has a fifty-two week low of $58.48 and a fifty-two week high of $77.37. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.23. The stock has a market cap of $4.96 billion, a PE ratio of 21.88, a PEG ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 1.19.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This mid-cap company also looks like a solid stock to own during difficult times. W.R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) is engaged in the production and sale of specialty chemicals and specialty materials. The company operates in two segments.The Grace Catalysts Technologies segment includes catalysts and related products and technologies used in refining, petrochemical and other chemical manufacturing applications.

Hot Stocks For 2019: TC PipeLines, LP(TCP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) rose 30.8 percent to $22.00 in pre-market trading after declining 18.63 percent on Monday.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 14.5 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) rose 15.2 percent to $4.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) shares rose 14.1 percent to $19.50 in pre-market trading after reporting stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) rose 13.4 percent to $15.40 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) shares rose 13.2 percent to $16.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 12.6 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) shares rose 10 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 9.7 percent to $3.05 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 8 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 7.3 percent to $23.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG) rose 7.1 percent to $6.09 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) rose 6.4 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.08 percent on Monday.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 6.3 percent to $11.75 in pre-market trading fol
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Shineco, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYHT) rose 34.7 percent to $2.29 in pre-market trading following Q3 results. Shineco posted Q3 earnings of $0.21 per share on sales of $13.3 million.
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) rose 15.8 percent to $12.74 in pre-market trading after surging 201.37 percent on Thursday.
    LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) shares rose 11.5 percent to $7.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 64.50 percent on Thursday.
    Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: EIGR) rose 9 percent to $18.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 41.77 percent on Thursday.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) rose 6.2 percent to $14.25 in pre-market trading after a 13D filing from Carl Icahn shows a new 9.38 percent stake in the company. The filing also shows language from Icahn that strongly opposes a go-private transaction.
    Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN) rose 5.6 percent to $64.02 in pre-market trading after the Department of Veterans Affairs reported an agreement with Cerner Government Services, Inc. to provide seamless care for veterans.
    PetroChina Company Limited (NYSE: PTR) shares rose 5.3 percent to $82.05 in pre-market trading.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) shares rose 5.2 percent to $26.59 in the pre-market trading session.
    IQVIA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: IQV) shares rose 4.8 percent to $102.50 in pre-market trading as the company pulled secondary offering 'in light of recent market conditions'.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) rose 4.5 percent to $59.70 in pre-market trading. On Thursday, Axon priced its 4.3 million share offering of common stock at $53 per share.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 4.5 percent to $84 in pre-market trading.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) rose 3.9 percent to $18.96 in pre-market trading after a 13G filing shows a new 5.05 percent stake by the State of New Jersey's Division of Investment.
    Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) shares rose 3.7 percent to $15.85 in pre-market
  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Most investors have probably heard of energy giants Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A) (NYSE:RDS-B), Dominion Energy (NYSE:D), and TransCanada (NYSE:TRP). Fewer, however, are likely familiar with their publicly traded master limited partnerships (MLPs): Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE:SHLX), Dominion Energy Midstream Partners (NYSE:DM), and TC Pipelines (NYSE:TCP). That might be a good thing, as the market has beaten up the latter trio this year, sending their valuations south.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That funding progress is important given an unexpected development in the quarter when the Federal Regulatory Commission (FERC) revised a long-standing policy and will no longer allow master limited partnerships to collect an allowance for income taxes on certain pipelines. That change could have a major impact on the cash flows of TransCanada’s MLP TC Pipelines, LP (NYSE:TCP). While TC Pipelines isn’t sure how much this change will impact its cash flow, it took precautionary actions by slashing its distribution to investors. That payout reduction and the related uncertainty has weighed significantly on TC Pipelines’ valuation. Because of that, Girling said that “further dropdowns of assets by TransCanada into TC Pipelines is not considered a viable funding option at this time,” and he isn’t sure if it will be one in the future. However, he did clarify that even without future dropdowns to TC Pipelines, TransCanada believes it has the “financial capacity to fund our existing capital program through our predictable and growing cash flow from operations as well as several other funding alternatives.”

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    For years, Canadian pipeline giant TransCanada (NYSE:TRP) has used its master limited partnership (MLP) TC Pipelines (NYSE:TCP) as a source of capital by dropping down assets to that entity in exchange for cash. However, a regulatory policy change earlier in the year hit TC Pipelines hard, which caused the MLP to slash its distribution to investors. These changes have weighed heavily on the MLP’s valuation and access to capital. Because of that, TransCanada no longer believes it can use TC Pipelines as a viable funding option.

Hot Stocks For 2019: Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp.(ESP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Espers (ESP) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the HMQ1725 hashing algorithm. It was first traded on April 28th, 2016. Espers’ total supply is 21,802,827,290 coins. The Reddit community for Espers is /r/esperscoin and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. Espers’ official Twitter account is @CryptoCoderz and its Facebook page is accessible here. Espers’ official website is espers.io.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Espers (CURRENCY:ESP) traded up 5.2% against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 7:00 AM Eastern on May 28th. Espers has a market capitalization of $6.27 million and approximately $8,492.00 worth of Espers was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Espers coin can now be bought for about $0.0003 or 0.00000004 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Livecoin and CoinExchange. During the last seven days, Espers has traded down 26.2% against the US dollar.

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Computer Task Group, Incorporated(CTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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    $88.05 Million in Sales Expected for Computer Task Group (CTG) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) CTG to Present at B. Riley Institutional Investor Conference on May 23 (finance.yahoo.com) Computer Task Group (CTG) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.08 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) ValuEngine Lowers Computer Task Group (CTG) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of brokerages recently commented on CTG. Zacks Investment Research lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 30th. ValuEngine lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Barrington Research reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Computer Task Group in a research report on Friday, April 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.13.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp.(ESP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Espers (CURRENCY:ESP) traded up 5.2% against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 7:00 AM Eastern on May 28th. Espers has a market capitalization of $6.27 million and approximately $8,492.00 worth of Espers was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Espers coin can now be bought for about $0.0003 or 0.00000004 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Livecoin and CoinExchange. During the last seven days, Espers has traded down 26.2% against the US dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Espers (ESP) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the HMQ1725 hashing algorithm. It was first traded on April 28th, 2016. Espers’ total supply is 21,802,827,290 coins. The Reddit community for Espers is /r/esperscoin and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. Espers’ official Twitter account is @CryptoCoderz and its Facebook page is accessible here. Espers’ official website is espers.io.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Viking Therapeutics, Inc.(VKTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sio Capital Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Viking Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:VKTX) by 2.1% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,276,845 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 26,595 shares during the quarter. Viking Therapeutics makes up about 3.4% of Sio Capital Management LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 10th largest position. Sio Capital Management LLC owned 2.51% of Viking Therapeutics worth $5,580,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By George Budwell]

    Over the last two weeks, shares ofMadrigal Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MDGL), Galmed Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GLMD), and Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX) have more than doubled in value. The reason?

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MDGL), Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX), and Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) stocks ranked as especially big winners over the last few days. What lit a fire beneath these stocks — and are they smart picks to buy now? Here’s what you need to know.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares climbed 31.68 percent to close at $7.19 on Wednesday. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares gained 24.15 percent to close at $3.29. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) shares surged 24 percent to close at $6.82.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 20.25 percent to close at $4.87.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) shares surged 18.42 percent to close at $22.50
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) rose 16.15 percent to close at $83.34. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    Pain Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTIE) shares jumped 16.07 percent to close at $10.62.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) rose 16.04 percent to close at $14.11.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) gained 14.88 percent to close at $6.33.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) rose 13.96 percent to close at $5.55.
    Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) jumped 13.88 percent to close at $67.27 on Wednesday.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) jumped 12.59 percent to close at $11.98 after reporting Q1 results.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) rose 12.01 percent to close at $5.13.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) gained 11.93 percent to close at $3.19.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) climbed 11.66 percent to close at $24.52 on Wednesday after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M) rose 10.83 percent to close at $33.17 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter and lifted guidance.
    ChemoCentryx, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCXI) gained 9.36 percent to close at $12.50. Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on ChemoCentryx with a Buy rating.
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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Attunity Ltd.(ATTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Attunity Ltd (NASDAQ:ATTU) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the six ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $12.33.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: PNM Resources, Inc. (Holding Co.)(PNM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    PNM Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the energy and energy-related businesses in the United States. It operates through Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) and Texas-New Mexico Power Company (TNMP) segments. The PNM segment is primarily involved in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. It generates electricity using coal, natural gas and oil, nuclear fuel, solar, wind, and geothermal energy sources. As of December 31, 2017, this segment had owned or leased facilities with a total net generation capacity of 2,102 megawatts; and owned 3,200 miles of electric transmission lines, 6,063 miles of distribution overhead lines, 5,828 miles of underground distribution lines, and 254 substations. It also owns and leases office and other equipment, office space, vehicles, and real estate. The TNMP segment provides regulated transmission and distribution services. As of December 31, 2017, this segment owned 978 miles of overhead electric transmission lines, 7,111 miles of overhead distribution lines, 1,241 miles of underground distribution lines, and 116 substations. It also owns and leases vehicles, service facilities, and office locations throughout its service territory. The company serves approximately 773,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers, as well as end-users of electricity in New Mexico and Texas. PNM Resources, Inc. was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Maxwell Technologies, Inc.(MXWL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:MXWL) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $7.25.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    HRG Group (NYSE: HRG) and Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ:MXWL) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ: MXWL) and Arotech (NASDAQ:ARTX) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ:MXWL) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Maxwell Technologies earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the electronics maker an impact score of 46.3845155482228 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings, Inc.(SPWH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sportsman’s Warehouse (NASDAQ:SPWH) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $5.50.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SPWH) reported first-quarter 2018 results before markets opened Thursday. The sporting goods retailer posted a 14.8% year-over-year rise in revenues to $180.1 million and a jump of 17.5% in same-store sales.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    William Blair Analysts Boost Earnings Estimates for Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings Inc (SPWH) (americanbankingnews.com) DA Davidson Analysts Lower Earnings Estimates for Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings Inc (SPWH) (americanbankingnews.com) Sportsman’s Warehouse rallies after earnings (seekingalpha.com) Edited Transcript of SPWH earnings conference call or presentation 24-May-18 12:30pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com) Sportsman’s (SPWH) CEO Jon Barker on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com)

    SPWH has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. ValuEngine raised shares of Sportsman’s Warehouse from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 27th. DA Davidson reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Sportsman’s Warehouse in a research report on Wednesday, May 16th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Sportsman’s Warehouse from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, May 19th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $5.00 price objective on shares of Sportsman’s Warehouse in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $5.50.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:SPWH) Director Seidler Kutsenda Management Co sold 380,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $5.14, for a total value of $1,953,200.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Chimera Investment Corporation(CIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: TFS Financial Corporation(TFSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ: HTBI) and TFS Financial (NASDAQ:TFSL) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Virtus Investment Partners Inc.(VRTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. grew its holdings in Virtus Investment Partners Inc (NASDAQ:VRTS) by 12.9% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,490 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,082 shares during the period. BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. owned about 0.13% of Virtus Investment Partners worth $1,175,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ:VRTS) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Tuesday morning.

    A number of other research firms also recently commented on VRTS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $147.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Sandler O’Neill restated a hold rating and set a $142.00 price objective on shares of Virtus Investment Partners in a report on Thursday, March 15th. TheStreet downgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a b rating to a c+ rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $136.00 to $135.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. Finally, Barclays lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $140.00 to $130.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Monday, April 23rd. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Virtus Investment Partners presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $138.13.