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Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021

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I had the opportunity to interview Robert Herjavec in an exclusive, two-part series, on what his thoughts were on the current state of the cybersecurity industry today. Part 1 of this interview talks about the state of the cybersecurity industry.

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Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021: Cogentix Medical, Inc.(CGNT)

Cogentix Medical, Inc., formerly Vision-Sciences, Inc., incorporated on October 19, 1987, is a medical device company. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for endoscopy with its product lines featuring a visualization system and sterile disposable microbial barrier, EndoSheath technology, providing users with endoscope turnover. The Company produces and markets Endoscopes (cystoscopes, ureteroscopes, laryngoscopes, otoscopes, sinuscopes, trans-nasal esophagoscopy (TNE) and bronchoscopes for medical use, and borescopes for industrial use) and digital processing units (DPU); EndoSheath technology; Urgent PC System; Macroplastique, and other products and applications.

Endoscopes and Digital Processing Units for Medical Use

The Company developed two visualization platforms for endoscopy: fiber optic (4000 Series) and video (5000 Series and 7000 Series). Its 4000 Series fiberscopes contain fiber optic imaging systems with functional aspects, such as small diameter endoscopes and portability options, through the use of a battery-powered light source. Its digital video-based endoscopes facilitate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Its diameter videoscopes contain a charge-coupled device (CCD) camera at the tip of the scope, offering a sharp, vibrant, full screen image. The 7000 Series and 5000 Series video endoscopes also feature functional aspects, including the elimination of an external light source, the inclusion of an integrated light emitting diode (LED), small diameter sizes and durability. Its 7000 Series and 5000 Series videoscopes are powered by its multi-functional digital processing unit (DPU). Within the Urology market, the Company developed products for urology with its fiber and video cystoscopes, both utilizing its EndoSheath technology. It also developed a video-based flexible ureteroscope, which gives surgeons unsurpassed visualization of the ureters and kidneys with up to 240 degrees of articulation allowing access to the areas of ! the kidney. It manufactures and markets fiber and video laryngoscopes and borescopes.

EndoSheath Technology

EndoSheath technology allows the healthcare practitioner to install the EndoSheath disposable onto the endoscope. In addition, its EndoSheath technology has an optically clear window that fits over the endoscope tip, providing a clear image. EndoSheath technology offers various-size working channels, unlike conventional flexible endoscopes, which have the working channel inside the endoscope itself, allowing its users to customize the scope to the procedure (diagnostic cystoscopy, which requires a small working channel, or therapeutic cystoscopy, which requires a larger working channel). Within the Urology market, the Company offers urologists two sheath models for each of its fiber and video cystoscopes: a diagnostic sheath with a 1.5 millimeter working channel size and a therapeutic sheath with a 2.1 millimeter working channel size. Within the TNE market, the Company markets and distributes two sheath models for its video TNE endoscope: a diagnostic sheath with a 1.5 millimeter working channel size and a therapeutic sheath with a 2.1 millimeter working channel size. Within the Pulmonology market, the Company markets and distributes four sheath models for video and fiber bronchoscopy: a 1.5 millimeter working channel, a 2.1 millimeter working channel, a 2.8 millimeter working channel (available outside of the United States only) and one without a working channel.

Urgent PC Systems

The Company’s Urgent PC System is a nerve stimulation device designed for office-based treatment of overactive bladder (OAB) and the associated symptoms of urge incontinence, urinary urgency and urinary frequency. Using a small-gauge needle electrode inserted above the ankle, the Company’s Urgent PC System delivers electrical impulses to the tibial nerve that affect the sacral nerve plexus, a control center for pelvic floor and bladder function. Urgent PC System treatm! ents offe! r an alternative to the invasive treatments, such as surgery, implantation of a sacral nerve stimulation device or injection of OnabotulinumtoxinA, a prescription drug marketed under the name of BOTOX, into the bladder.


The Company’s Macroplastique is an injectable, urethral bulking agent for the treatment of adult female stress urinary incontinence primarily due to intrinsic sphincter deficiency (ISD). Macroplastique is a permanent implant injected, under endoscopic visualization, around the urethra distal to the bladder neck. It is a composition of heat vulcanized, solid, soft, irregularly shaped polydimethylsiloxane (solid silicone elastomer) implants suspended in a biocompatible excretable carrier gel.

Other Products and Applications

The Company also provides and markets additional products and applications, such as Macroplastique for Vesicoureteral Reflux, PTQ Implants, Urgent PC for Fecal Incontinence and VOX Implants. The Macroplastique products are used for treatment of vesicoureteral reflux – the abnormal backflow of urine from the bladder into the ureters or kidneys. PTQ Implants offer permanent implant for treatment of fecal incontinence. VOX Implants are used for vocal cord rehabilitation applications. The Company distributes certain wound care products in The Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

The Company competes with Olympus, Pentax, Karl Storz Industrial, Lenox, Pfizer Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Novartis AG, Allergan, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc, Carbon Medical Technologies, Inc., Merz Aesthetics, Inc., Galderma S.A. and Contura, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Aradigm (NASDAQ:ARDM) and Vision Sciences (NASDAQ:CGNT) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Vision Sciences (NASDAQ:CGNT) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vision Sciences earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the medical device company an impact score of 43.7920504117832 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.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021: Compass Diversified Holdings(CODI)

Compass Diversified Holdings (the Trust), incorporated on November 18, 2005, and Compass Group Diversified Holdings, LLC, (the Company), acquires and manages a group of small and middle-market businesses. The Company’s segments include The Ergo Baby Carrier, Inc. (Ergobaby), Liberty Safe and Security Products, Inc. (Liberty Safe or Liberty), Fresh Hemp Foods Ltd. (Manitoba Harvest), Compass AC Holdings, Inc. (ACI or Advanced Circuits), AMT Acquisition Corporation (Arnold or Arnold Magnetics), Clean Earth Holdings, Inc. (Clean Earth), Candle Lamp Company, LLC (Sterno or Sterno Products) and Tridien Medical, Inc. (Tridien). The Company also owns a non-controlling interest of approximately 41% in Fox Factory Holding Corp. (FOX). Compass Group Management LLC, (CGM or the Manager), manages the day to day operations of the Company and oversees the management and operations of its businesses pursuant to a management services agreement (MSA).


Ergobaby is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of wearable baby carriers and related baby wearing products, as well as stroller travel systems and accessories. Ergobaby offers a range of wearable baby carriers, stroller travel systems and related products that are sold through approximately 450 retailers and Web shops in the United States and internationally. Ergobaby has two main product lines: baby carriers (baby carriers and accessories) and infant travel systems (strollers and accessories).

Liberty Safe

Liberty Safe or Liberty is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of home and gun safes in North America. Through its approximately 314,000 square foot manufacturing facility, Liberty produces a range of home and gun safe models in an assortment of sizes, features and styles. Its products are marketed under the Liberty Safe brand, as well as a portfolio of licensed and private label brands, including Remington, Cabela’s and John Deere. Liberty Safe also sells commercial safes, vault doors and handgun va! ults.

Manitoba Harvest

Manitoba Harvest is engaged in the manufacture and distribution of branded, hemp-based food products. Manitoba Harvest’s products, which include Hemp Hearts, Hemp Heart Bites, Hemp Heart Bars, and Hemp protein powders, are carried in over 7,000 retail stores across the United States and Canada.

Advanced Circuits

Advanced Circuits or ACI is a provider of rigid printed circuit boards (PCBs), in the United States. Advanced Circuits typically manufactures 2 to 20 layer PCBs. Advanced Circuits also provides its customers with assembly services. Advanced Circuits uses brand names, such as FreeDFM.com, 4pcb.com, 4PCB.com, 33each.com, barebonespcb.com and Advanced Circuits.


Arnold is a manufacturer of engineered, application specific permanent magnets. Arnold Magnetics products are used in applications, such as general industrial, reprographic systems, aerospace and defense, advertising and promotional, consumer and appliance, energy, automotive and medical technology. Arnold Magnetics is the manufacturer of engineered magnets, as well as domestic producer to design, engineer and manufacture rare earth magnetic solutions. Arnold markets magnets under the brand names of RECOMA, PLASTIFORM, FLEXMAG and ARNOLD.

Clean Earth

Clean Earth is a provider of environmental services for a range of contaminated materials, including soils, dredged material, hazardous waste and drill cuttings. Clean Earth provides a solution that analyzes, treats, documents and recycles waste streams generated in multiple end markets, such as power, construction, commercial development, oil and gas, infrastructure, industrial and dredging. Clean Earth operates approximately 10 permitted facilities in the Eastern United States.

Sterno Products

Sterno Products is a manufacturer and marketer of food warming devices and table lighting solutions for the food service industry. Sterno’s produ! ct line i! ncludes wick and chafing fuels, butane stoves and accessories, liquid and traditional wax candles, catering equipment and lamps. Sterno’s products are sold primarily through the foodservice and consumer retail channels.


Tridien is a designer and manufacturer of powered and non-powered medical therapeutic support services and patient positioning devices serving the acute care, long-term care and home health care markets. Tridien’s therapeutic support surfaces are used for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers and its patient positioning devices are used during surgical procedures to align various parts of the human body that must be fixed in place or require protection from injury. Tridien manufactures products as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), contract manufacturer (CM) and branded/private label manufacturer in multiple locations across the United States. Tridien’s facilities are located in Corona, California, Fishers, Indiana, and Coral Springs, Florida.

The Company competes with TTM Technologies, Inc., Viasystems Group, Inc., Thomas & Skinner, Magnum Magnetics, Electron Energy, Vacuumschmelze Gruner, Baby Bjorn, Chicco, Britax, Manduca, Beco, Boba, Tula, LilleBaby, Stokke, Bugaboo, UppaBaby, Browning, Winchester and RedHead/Bass Pro.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Canadian marijuana producer Tilrayis jumping into the U.S. hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) oil market in a big way, buying Manitoba Harvest from Compass Diversified Holdings(NYSE:CODI) in a cash-and-stock deal worth up to 419 million Canadian dollars. Shares of Tilray bounced 5.3% on the news and those of Compass rose 2.7%.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Purple Innovation (NYSE: CODI) and Compass Diversified (NYSE:CODI) are both small-cap unclassified companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021: ProQR Therapeutics N.V.(PRQR)

ProQR Therapeutics N.V. (ProQR), formerly ProQR Therapeutics B.V., is a pre-clinical stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the discovery and development of Ribonucleic Acid (RNA)-based therapeutics for the treatment of severe genetic disorders. Utilizing its RNA repair technologies, the Company is developing a pipeline in severe genetic disorders, such as cystic fibrosis (CF) and Leber’s congenital amaurosis (LCA). The Company designs its therapeutic candidates to specifically target and repair the defective messenger RNA, or Messenger Ribonucleic Acid (mRNA), that is transcribed from a mutated gene in order to restore the expression and function of normal, or wild-type protein. The Company’s product candidates include QR-010 and QR-110. The Company is focusing on developing QRX- 911, QRX- 021, QRX- 313 for Epidermolysis bullosa, QRX- 704 for Huntington’s disease, QRX- 812, QRX- 411 for Usher syndrome, QRX- 504 for Fuchs, QRX- 604 for Friedreich’s ataxia and QRX- 203 for Alzheimer’s disease.


The Company’s lead product candidate, QR-010, is an RNA-based oligonucleotide. QR-010 is designed to address the underlying cause of the disease by repairing the mRNA defect encoded by the delta-F508 mutation in the Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene of CF patients. The delta-F508 mutation is a deletion of over three of the coding base pairs or nucleotides, in the CFTR gene, which results in the production of a misfolded CFTR protein that does not function normally. QR-110 is designed to bind to the mutated location in the pre-mRNA, thereby leading to normally spliced or wild-type mRNA, which could produce wild-type or normal protein. QR-110 is designed to be administered through intravitreal injections in the eye.


The Company’s product candidate, QR-110, is an oligonucleotide. QR-110 is designed to treat the disease by repairing the underlying cause in the mRNA, which results in the production of wi! ld-type centrosomal protein 290 (CEP290 protein). QR-110 is designed to bind to the mutated location in the pre-mRNA, masking the cryptic splice site, thereby leading to normally spliced or wild-type mRNA, which could produce wild-type or normal protein. QR-110 is designed to be administered through intravitreal injections in the eye.

The Company competes with Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc., Novartis International AG, Hoffmann-LaRoche Ltd., Pfizer Inc., Galapagos, AbbVie Laboratories, Shire, Sanofi, Bayer AG, Proteostasis, Corbus Pharmaceuticals, Nivalis and Gilead.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    ProQR (NASDAQ:PRQR) is developing QR-110 to treat patients with a mutation on the same gene as EDIT-101 but in a much different manner. QR-110 would require repeat injections right in the eyes to help a mutated gene produce functional copies of the CEP290 protein, while EDIT-101 is designed to repair the gene and provide a permanent solution with a single treatment.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Shares of ProQR Therapeutics N.V. (NASDAQ:PRQR) were up 16% as of 3:48 p.m. EDT on Monday. ProQR didn’t report any new announcements, but the biotech’s update last Wednesday from a phase 1/2 clinical study — of RNA medicine QR-110, in treating Leber congenital amaurosis type 10 (LCA10) — still had investors fired up.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Three of the biggest winners were ProQR Therapeutics (NASDAQ:PRQR), MannKind Corp. (NASDAQ:MNKD), and Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARWR). Here’s why these biotech stocks soared this week and a look at whether they’re smart picks for investors now.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    After reporting data from a phase 1/2 clinical trial, shares of ProQR Therapeutics N.V. (NASDAQ:PRQR), a clinical-stage biotech focused onRNA medicines that treat rare genetic diseases,rose 70% as of 12:13 p.m. EDT on Wednesday.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021: Terrapin 3 Acquisition Corporation(TRTL)

Terrapin 3 Acquisition Corporation, incorporated on December 27, 2013, is a shell company. The Company is focused on effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses.

The Company is not engaged in any operations. The Company has not generated any revenues.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TurtleCoin (CURRENCY:TRTL) traded 8% lower against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 16:00 PM E.T. on February 6th. One TurtleCoin coin can now be bought for $0.0001 or 0.00000003 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Trade Satoshi and TradeOgre. TurtleCoin has a total market cap of $3.57 million and $144,484.00 worth of TurtleCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. Over the last week, TurtleCoin has traded down 19.7% against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Turtlecoin (CURRENCY:TRTL) traded up 6.5% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on August 14th. Turtlecoin has a market cap of $671,714.00 and $3,950.00 worth of Turtlecoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last seven days, Turtlecoin has traded down 18.3% against the dollar. One Turtlecoin coin can now be bought for about $0.0000 or 0.00000001 BTC on exchanges including Trade Satoshi and TradeOgre.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021: Halliburton Company(HAL)

Halliburton Company provides various products and services to the energy industry for the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas worldwide. It operates in two segments, Completion and Production, and Drilling and Evaluation. The Completion and Production segment offers production enhancement services, completion tools and services, cementing services, and Boots & Coots. Its production enhancement services include stimulation and sand control services; completion tools and services comprise subsurface safety valves and flow control equipment, surface safety systems, packers and specialty completion equipment, intelligent completion systems, expandable liner hanger systems, sand control systems, well servicing tools, and reservoir performance services; cementing services consist of bonding the well and well casing, while isolating fluid zones and maximizing wellbore stability, and casing equipment; and Boots & Coots include well intervention services , pressure control, equipment rental tools and services, and pipeline and process services. The Drilling and Evaluation segment provides field and reservoir modeling, drilling, evaluation, and wellbore placement solutions that enable customers to model, measure, and optimize their well construction activities. Its services comprise fluid services, drilling services, drill bits, wireline and perforating services, testing and subsea services, software and asset solutions, and integrated project management and consulting services. The company serves independent, integrated, and national oil companies. Halliburton Company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021: Landec Corporation(LNDC)

Landec Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and sells polymer products for food and agricultural products, medical devices products, and licensed partner applications incorporating its patented polymer technologies. It has two polymer technology platforms that include Intelimer polymers, a proprietary class of crystalline, hydrophobic polymers, which respond to temperature changes in a controllable, predictable way; and Hyaluronan Biopolymer, a non-crystalline, hydrophilic polymer that exists naturally within the human body. The company?s Food Products Technology segment markets and packs produced and specialty packaged whole and fresh-cut vegetables utilizing the proprietary BreatheWay specialty packaging technology for the retail grocery, club store, and food services industry. This segment also sells BreatheWay packaging to partners for non-vegetable products. Its Food Export segment purchases and sells primarily whole commodity fruit and vegetable products to Asian markets. The company?s Hyaluronan-based Biomaterials segment sells products utilizing hyaluronan, a naturally occurring polysaccharide that is primarily distributed in the extracellar matrix of connective tissues in both animals and humans for medical use primarily in the ophthalmic, orthopedic, and veterinary markets. It also supplies hyaluronan to customers pursuing other medical applications, such as aesthetic surgery, medical device coatings, tissue engineering, and pharmaceuticals. Its Technology Licensing segment licenses Intellicoat, a proprietary seed coating technology to the farming industry; and Intelimer polymers for personal care products and other industrial products. The company sells its products in the United States, Canada, Taiwan, Belgium, Indonesia, China, and Japan. Landec Corporation was founded in 1986 and is based in Menlo Park, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Farmmi (NASDAQ:FAMI) and Landec (NASDAQ:LNDC) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Farmmi (NASDAQ:FAMI) and Landec (NASDAQ:LNDC) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Landec (NASDAQ:LNDC) and Farmmi (NASDAQ:FAMI) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Landec Co. (NASDAQ:LNDC) Director Nelson Obus bought 12,900 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 8th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $12.12 per share, for a total transaction of $156,348.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021: Apollo Global Management, LLC(APO)

Apollo Global Management, LLC is a publicly owned investment manager. It primarily provides its services to endowment and sovereign wealth funds, as well as other institutional and individual investors. The firm manages client focused portfolios. It launches and manages hedge funds and mutual funds for its clients. The firm also manages real estate funds and private equity funds for its clients. The firm invests in the fixed income and alternative investment markets across the globe. Its alternative investments include investment in private equity and real estate markets. The firm’s private equity investments include traditional buyouts, recapitalization, distressed buyouts and debt investments in real estate, corporate partner buyouts, distressed asset, corporate carve-outs, turnaround, corporate restructuring, special situation, acquisition, and industry consolidation transactions. Its fixed income investments include income-oriented senior loan and bond, structured credit, opportunistic credit, non-performing loans and value oriented fixed income securities. The firm seeks to invest in chemicals; commodities; consumer and retail; oil and gas, metals, mining, agriculture, commodities, distribution and transportation; financial and business services; manufacturing and industrial; media distribution, cable, entertainment, and leisure; natural resources, energy, packaging and materials; and satellite and wireless. It seeks to invest in companies based in across North America with a focus on United States, and Europe. The firm also makes investments outside North America, primarily in Western Europe and Asia. The firm employs a combination of contrarian, value, and distressed strategies to make its investments. It conducts an in-house research to create its investment portfolio. The firm seeks to acquire minority positions in its portfolio companies. The firm seeks to make investments in the range of $200 million and $1.5 billion. Apollo Global Management, LLC was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in! New York, New York with additional offices in Los Angeles, California; Purchase, New York; Houston, Texas; London, United Kingdom; Frankfurt, Germany; Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Singapore, Singapore; and Mumbai, India.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Shares of General Electric gained 3.3% to $13.61 after an analyst upgraded the stock and the company announced a sale of $1 billion in equity investments to Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO). Barclays upgraded GE’s rating to overweight and reiterated its $16 price target.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    At practically the same time, GE has agreed to sell a portfolio of energy investments to Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE: APO) for approximately $1 billion. The portfolio includes approximately 20 investments in renewable energy, contracted natural gas-fired generation and midstream energy infrastructure assets, primarily located in the United States. Most of the assets come from GE Capital’s energy financial services unit.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    KKR & Co Inc Class A (NYSE: APO) and Apollo Global Management LLC Class A (NYSE:APO) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021: Hurco Companies, Inc.(HURC)

Hurco Companies, Inc. is an international, industrial technology company. We design, manufacture and sell computerized (i.e., Computer Numeric Control (“CNC”) machine tools, consisting primarily of vertical machining centers (mills) and turning centers (lathes), to companies in the metal cutting industry through a worldwide sales, service and distribution network. Although the majority of our computer control systems and software products are proprietary, they predominantly use industry standard personal computer components. Our computer control systems and software products are primarily sold as integral components of our computerized machine tool products. We also provide machine tool components, software options, control upgrades, accessories and replacement parts for our products, as well as customer service and training and applications support. As used in this report, the words “we”, “us”, “our”, “Hurco” and the “Company” refer to Hurco Companies, Inc.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about Hurco Companies (NASDAQ:HURC) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hurco Companies earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 46.4423003395805 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021: EP Energy Corporation(EPE)

EP Energy Corporation (EP Energy), incorporated on August 8, 2013, is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition and development of unconventional onshore oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The Company operates through a diverse base of producing assets and are focused on creating value through the development of its drilling inventory located in four areas: the Eagle Ford Shale (South Texas), the Wolfcamp Shale (Permian Basin in West Texas), the Altamont Field in the Uinta Basin (Northeastern Utah) and the Haynesville Shale (North Louisiana). In its operating areas, it has identified approximately 5,710 drilling locations (including over 860 drilling locations to which it has attributed proved undeveloped reserves).

The Company has proved reserves of approximately 546.0 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe) and it has an average net daily production of over 109,680 barrel of oil equivalent per day (Boe/d). Approximately 240 MMBoe of its total proved reserves are proved developed producing assets, which generates an average production of over 109.7 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (MBoe/d) from approximately 1,600 wells. The Company has approximately 300 MMBbls of proved oil reserves, over 90 MMBbls of proved natural gas liquids (NGLs) reserves and approximately 940 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of proved natural gas reserves.

Eagle Ford Shale

The Eagle Ford Shale, located in South Texas, is an unconventional oil plays in the United States. The Eagle Ford formation in La Salle county has approximately 120 feet of net thickness (over 160 feet gross). The Company has approximately 94,150 net (over 88,890 gross) acres in the Eagle Ford, in which it has identified over 970 drilling locations. The Company has approximately 570 net producing wells (over 560 net operated wells) and running one rig in this program. EP Energy’s average net daily production is approximately 58,190 Boe/d.


Wolfcamp Shale

The Wolfcamp Shale is located in the Permian Basin. The Wolfcamp A, B and C zones combine for over 750 feet of net (approximately 1,000 feet of gross) thickness. The Company has approximately 178,110 net (over 178,280 gross) acres in the Wolfcamp, in which it has identified approximately 3,260 drilling locations in the Wolfcamp A, B and C zones. EP Energy has approximately 240 net operated producing wells. Its average net daily production is over 19,850 Boe/d.


The Altamont field is located in the Uinta Basin in northeastern Utah. The Company’s operations are focused on developing the Altamont Field Complex (consisting of the Altamont, Bluebell and Cedar Rim fields). It owns approximately 180,940 net (over 323,210 gross) acres in Duchesne and Uinta Counties. The Altamont Field Complex has a gross pay interval thickness of over 4,300 feet. Its commingled production is from over 1,500 feet of net stimulated rock. The Company’s activity is focused on the development of its vertical inventory on approximately 80-acre and 160-acre spacing. The Company has identified approximately 1,280 drilling locations. EP Energy has approximately 390 net producing wells (over 380 net operated wells). The Company’s average net daily production is approximately 17,140 Boe/d.

Haynesville Shale

The Company holds natural gas assets in the Haynesville Shale, located in East Texas and Northern Louisiana. The Company’s operations are concentrated primarily in Desoto Parish, Louisiana in the Holly Field. It has approximately 34,170 net (over 52,930 gross) acres in this area. EP Energy has identified over 190 drilling locations. The Company’s average net daily production is approximately 90 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d).

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. (NYSE:EPE) shares were up 5.5% during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $2.55 and last traded at $2.51. Approximately 939,243 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 13% from the average daily volume of 1,077,065 shares. The stock had previously closed at $2.38.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. (NYSE:EPE) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $2.65.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021: ESSA Bancorp, Inc.(ESSA)

ESSA Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for ESSA Bank & Trust that provides a range of financial services to individuals, families, and businesses in Pennsylvania. Its deposit products include savings accounts, NOW accounts, checking accounts, money market accounts, club accounts, certificates of deposit and IRAs, and other qualified plan accounts, as well as commercial checking accounts for businesses. The companys loan portfolio comprises first mortgage loans for the purchase, construction, or refinancing of one-to-four family residential real property; commercial real estate loans; home equity loans and lines of credit; and commercial and consumer loans, including indirect auto loans, as well as loans secured by deposits and personal unsecured loans. In addition, it offers insurance benefits consulting services, such as health insurance, life insurance, short term and long term disability, dental, vision, 401(K) retirement planning, and individual health products, as well as asset management and trust, and investment services. As of September 30, 2015, the company operated 25 full-service banking offices, including 12 offices in Monroe county, 6 offices in Lehigh county, 5 offices in Northampton county, 1 office in Lackawanna county, and 1 office in Luzerne county, Pennsylvania. ESSA Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1916 and is based in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESSA) insider Gary S. Olson sold 2,298 shares of ESSA Bancorp stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.25, for a total transaction of $37,342.50. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESSA) CEO Gary S. Olson sold 1,365 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.21, for a total value of $22,126.65. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News coverage about ESSA Bancorp (NASDAQ:ESSA) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ESSA Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.7822985822929 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.