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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now

The stock market took a hit on Tuesday, although losses for major market averages were limited to less than 1%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES:^DJI), S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC), and Nasdaq Composite (NASDAQINDEX:^IXIC) all came under pressure, with worries about retail sales and the state of the consumer economy weighing on market sentiment.

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Warren Buffett still gets a lot of attention, even in his 90s, and the leader of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) (NYSE:BRK.B) has plenty of people watching his investment moves. Late Monday, the insurance giant released its latest holdings, and a couple of stocks saw big moves as a result. Below, we’ll look more closely at why Kroger (NYSE:KR) saw nice gains while General Motors (NYSE:GM) dropped.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Equifax, Inc.(EFX)

Equifax Inc., incorporated on December 20, 1913, is a provider of information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments and consumers. The Company operates through four segments: U.S. Information Solutions (USIS), International, Workforce Solutions and Personal Solutions. USIS provides consumer and commercial information solutions to businesses in the United States, including online information, decisioning technology solutions, fraud and identity management services, portfolio management services, mortgage reporting and financial marketing services. International includes Canada, Europe and Latin America business units, and provides products and services similar to those available in the USIS segment but with variations by geographic region. In Europe and Latin America, it also provides information, technology and services to support debt collections and recovery management. Workforce Solutions provides services enabling clients to verify income and employment (Verification Services), as well as to outsource and automate the performance of certain payroll-related and human resources management business processes, including unemployment cost management, tax credits and incentives and I-9 management services and services to allow employers to ensure compliance with the Affordable Care Act (Employer Services). Personal Solutions provides products to consumers in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom enabling them to understand and monitor their credit and monitor and help protect their identity. It also sells consumer and credit information to resellers who combine information with other information to provide direct to consumer monitoring, reports and scores.

The Company’s products and services are based on databases of consumer and business information derived from numerous types of credit, financial assets, telecommunications and utility payment, employment, income, public record, demographic and marketing data. The Company! uses statistical techniques and software tools to analyze all available data, creating customized insights, decision-making solutions and processing services for its clients. It helps consumers understand, manage and protect their personal information and make more informed financial decisions. The Company also provides information, technology and services to support debt collections and recovery management. In addition, the Company is also a provider of payroll-related and human resource management business process outsourcing services in the United States. The Company’s clients include financial institutions, corporations, governments and individuals.

U.S. Information Solutions

The Company’s USIS segment provides consumer information solutions to businesses through three product and service lines: Online Information Solutions, Mortgage Solutions and Financial Marketing Services. Online Information Solutions’ products are derived from multiple large and comprehensive databases of consumer and commercial information that the Company maintains about individual consumers and businesses, including credit history, current credit status, payment history and address information. The Company’s clients utilize the information and analytical insights it provides to make decisions for a range of financial and business purposes, such as whether, and on what terms, to approve auto loans or credit card applications, and whether to allow a consumer or a business to open a new utility or telephone account. In addition, this information is used by the Company’s clients for cross selling additional products to existing customers, improving their underwriting and risk management decisions, and authenticating and verifying consumer and business identities. The Company also sells consumer and credit information to resellers who combine its information with other information to provide services to the mortgage, fraud and identity management, direct to consumer monitoring and other end user markets! . The Com! pany’s software platforms and analytical capabilities can integrate all types of information, including third-party and client information, to enhance the insights and decisioning process to help further mitigate the risk of granting credit, predict the risk of bankruptcy, indicate the applicant’s risk potential for account delinquency, ensure the identity of the consumer, and reduce exposure to fraud. These risk management services enable the Company’s clients to monitor risks and opportunities and manage their portfolios.

Online Information Solutions’ clients access products through a range of electronic distribution mechanisms, including direct real-time access, which facilitates instant decisions. The Company also develops and hosts customized applications that enhance the decision-making process for its clients. These decisioning technology applications assist with a variety of decisioning activities, including determining pre-approved offers, cross-selling of various products, determining deposit amounts for telephone and utility companies, and verifying the identity of their customers. The Company has also compiled commercial databases regarding businesses in the United States, which include loan, credit card, public records and leasing history data, trade accounts receivable performance, and Secretary of State and Securities and Exchange Commission registration information. It offers scoring and analytical services that provide additional information to help mitigate the credit risk assumed by the Company’s clients.

The Company’s Mortgage Solutions products, offered in the United States, consist of specialized credit reports that combine information from the consumer credit reporting agencies into a single merged credit report in an online format, commonly referred to as a tri-merge report. Mortgage lenders use these tri-merge reports in making their mortgage underwriting decisions. In addition, the Company offers various triggering services designed to alert lenders to! changes ! in a consumer’s credit status during the underwriting period and securitized portfolio risk assessment services for evaluating inherent portfolio risk.

The Company’s Financial Marketing Services products utilize consumer and commercial financial information enabling its clients to manage their marketing efforts, including targeting and segmentation; to identify and acquire new clients for their products and services; to develop portfolio strategies to minimize risk and maximize profitability, and to realize additional revenue from existing customers through cross selling and upselling of additional products and services. These products utilize information derived from consumer and commercial information, including credit, income, asset, liquidity, net worth and spending activity, which also support many of the Company’s Online Information Solutions’ products. The Company also provides account review services, which assist its clients in managing their existing customers and prescreen services that help the Company’s clients identify new opportunities with their customers. Clients for these products primarily include institutions in the banking, brokerage, retail, insurance and mortgage industries, as well as companies focused on digital and interactive marketing.

International

The Company’s International segment includes Canada, Europe and Latin America business units. These business units offer products that are similar to those available in the USIS and Personal Solutions operating segments, although, in some jurisdictions, data sources tend to rely more heavily on government agencies than in the United States. The Company also offers specialized services that help its customers manage risk in their consumer portfolios. Its products and services generate revenue in Argentina, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom and Uruguay. The Company also maintains support operations in the Repub! lic of Ir! eland, Chile and Costa Rica. It offers consumer credit services in Russia and India. It also provides information, technology and services to support debt collections and recovery management in Europe, Canada and Latin America.

The Canada business unit is similar to Online Information Solutions, Mortgage Solutions and Financial Marketing Services business units, Canada offers products derived from the credit information that the Company maintains about individual consumers and businesses. The Company offers products in Canada, including credit reporting and scoring, consumer and commercial marketing, risk management, fraud detection and modeling services, identity management and authentication services, together with certain of its decisioning products that facilitate pre-approved offers of credit and automate a range of credit decisions.

The European operation provides information solutions, marketing and personal solutions products. Information solutions and personal solutions products are generated from information that the Company maintains and include credit reporting and scoring, asset information, risk management, identity management and authentication services, fraud detection and modeling services. Most of the products are sold in the United Kingdom with a limited set of information solutions products sold in Portugal and Spain. The Company’s commercial products, such as business credit reporting and commercial risk management services, are available mostly in the United Kingdom with a limited set of information solutions products sold in Portugal and Spain. Marketing products, which are similar to those offered in its Financial Marketing Services business unit, are primarily available in the United Kingdom and, to a lesser extent, in Spain. The Company also provides information, technology and services to support debt collections and recovery management.

Latin American operation provides consumer and commercial information solutions products, marketing pr! oducts an! d personal solutions products. The Company offers a range of products, generated from credit records that it maintains, including credit reporting and scoring, decisioning technology, risk management, identity management, authentication and fraud detection services. It also offers various commercial products, which include credit reporting, decisioning tools and risk management services, in the countries it serves. It also provides information, technology and services to support debt collections and recovery management. Additionally, it provides a range of consumer and commercial marketing products generated from its credit information databases, including business profile analysis, business prospect lists and database management. The countries in which the Company operates include Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.

Workforce Solutions

The Company’s Workforce Solutions segment operates in the United States through two business units: Verification Services and Employer Services. Verification Services include employment, income and social security number verification services. Its online verification services enable direct third-party verifiers, including various governmental agencies, mortgage originators, credit card and automotive lenders and pre-employment screeners to verify the employee’s employment status and income information. The Company also offers an offline research verification service, which expands employment verification to locate data outside its existing automated database. The Work Number is its key repository of employment and income data serving the Company’s verifier business and enabling employer human resource services. The Company relies on payroll data received from over 5,300 organizations to update the database. The updates occur as employers transmit data electronically to Equifax from their payroll systems. Employers contract to provide this data for specified periods under the terms of ! contracts! , which range from 1 to 5 years. The Company uses this data to provide automated employment and income verification services to third-party verifiers, as well as enabling employer services, such as unemployment claims, I-9 and eVerify transactions and employer tax credits opportunities.

The Company’s Employer Services are aimed at reducing the cost to the human resources function of businesses through a suite of services, including assisting with employment tax matters designed to reduce the cost of unemployment claims through claims representation and management and processing and to better manage the tax rate that employers are assessed for unemployment taxes; comprehensive services designed to research the availability of employment-related tax credits, process the filings and assist the client in obtaining the tax credit; W-2 management services, which include initial distribution, reissue and correction of W-2 forms; paperless pay services that enable employees to electronically receive pay statement information, as well as review and change direct deposit account or W-4 information; integrated electronic time capture and reporting services; paperless new-hire services to bring new workers on board using electronic forms; I-9 management services designed to help clients electronically comply with the immigration laws that require employers to complete an I-9 form for each new hire; and onboarding services using online forms to complete the new hire process for employees of corporate and government agencies. The Company also offers analytical services enabling its customers to better understand the demographic profile and key statistical metrics of their workforce. In addition, the Company also provides software and services to employers to assist in compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through partnerships with government agencies.

Personal Solutions

The Company’s Personal Solutions products give consumers information to enable them to understand and ! monitor t! heir credit and monitor and help protect their identity primarily through its Equifax Complete, ID Patrol, Credit Watch and Score Watch monitoring products. Consumers can obtain credit file information about them and Equifax or FICO credit scores. Equifax products also offer monitoring features for consumers who are concerned about identity theft and data breaches, including credit report monitoring from all three bureaus, Internet and bank account monitoring, lost wallet support, and the ability to lock and unlock the Equifax credit file. The Company’s products are available to consumers in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom directly over the Internet and indirectly through business partners who distribute its products or provide these services to their employees or customers. It also sells consumer and credit information to resellers who combine its information with other information to provide direct to consumer monitoring, reports and scores.

The Company competes with Experian Group, TransUnion LLC, LifeLock, Credit Karma, Acxiom, Harte-Hanks, infoGROUP, Fair Isaac Corporation, The Dun & Bradstreet, Cortera, Verify Job System, First Advantage, Corporate Cost Control, Thomas & Thorngren and Employers Edge.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Smoot]

    Or the 2017 Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) data breach that released the information of 143 million people. In 2018, 500 million Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) accounts were leaked. Within the first three months of 2019, 2 million government officials’ information has been hacked and stolen from the Dow Jones.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Warren Buffett has gotten a lot of attention this week after the release of his annual letter to shareholders in Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B). But the Oracle of Omaha also made news for considering something he almost never does: selling off a part of his business. Meanwhile, testimony on Capitol Hill held some potential landmines for Equifax (NYSE:EFX), as the credit rating agency faced tough questions about data breaches.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 21, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Brookline Bancorp Inc.(BRKL)

Brookline Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Brookline Bank, Bank Rhode Island, and The First National Bank of Ipswich, which provide commercial and retail banking services, and cash management and investment services to customers in Central New England. The company accepts various deposit products, including non-interest-bearing checking accounts, interest-bearing NOW accounts, savings accounts and money market savings accounts, certificate of deposit accounts, individual retirement accounts, and other qualified plan accounts. Its loan portfolio comprises first mortgage loans secured by commercial, multi-family, and residential real estate properties; auto loans; loans to business entities consisting of commercial lines of credit; and loans to condominium associations, as well as loans for financing equipment used by small businesses. Brookline Bancorp, Inc. also provides financing for construction and development projects, home equity, and other consumer l oans; and loans to finance coin-operated laundry, dry cleaning, and convenience store equipment and businesses. As of January 25, 2012, it operated 43 branches in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The company was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sterling Bancorp (NASDAQ:SBT) and Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ:BRKL) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SEC BANCORP INC/SH SH (OTCMKTS:SCYT) and Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ:BRKL) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ:BRKL) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJan. 31, 2019 1:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
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Lincoln Educational Services Corporation and its subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company”, “we” “our” and “us”, as applicable) provide diversified career-oriented post-secondary education to recent high school graduates and working adults. We currently operate 31 schools in 15 states and offer programs in automotive technology, skilled trades (which include HVAC, welding and computerized numerical control and electronic systems technology, among other programs), healthcare services (which include nursing, dental assistant, medical administrative assistant and pharmacy technician, among other programs), hospitality services (which include culinary, therapeutic massage, cosmetology and aesthetics) and business and information technology (which includes information technology and criminal justice programs).   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: FEI Company(FEIC)

FEI Company supplies scientific instruments for nanoscale imaging, analysis, and prototyping that enable research, development, and manufacturing in industrial, academic, and research institutional applications. Its products include transmission electron microscopes and scanning electron microscopes (SEMs); DualBeam systems, which include a SEM and focused ion beam system (FIB) on a single platform; and stand-alone FIBs. The company?s Electronics segment offers products used in laboratories to enhance new product development and increase yields by enabling 3D wafer metrology, defect analysis, root cause failure analysis, and circuit edit for modifying device structures in the semiconductor equipment and related industries, such as manufacturers of data storage equipment, solar panels, and light-emitting diodes. FEI Company?s Materials Science segment provides atomic-level resolution images and permit development, analysis, and production of products that are used in mini ng for automated mineralogy, and oil and gas exploration to universities, and public and private research laboratories, as well as natural resources, petrochemicals, metals, automobiles, aerospace, and forensics industries. The company?s Life Sciences segment offers ultra-high resolution imaging products that allow structural and cellular biologists and drug researchers to create 3D reconstructions of biological structures, as well as used in particle analysis, and a range of pathology and quality control applications. FEI Company?s Service and Components segment provides technical support products and customers. The company sells its products through independent agents, distributors, and representatives in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and internationally. FEI Company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about FEI (NASDAQ:FEIC) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. FEI earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 43.5801711111494 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Peter Graham]

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  • [By Jim Robertson]

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now

On August 30, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Novartis’ (NYSE:NVS) Erelzi, a biosimilar to Amgen’s (NASDAQ:AMGN) biggest seller, Enbrel. Erelzi is the second biosimilar available in the U.S. after Zarxio, also by Novartis, and again a biosimilar to another of Amgen’s top products, Neupogen. Amgen has been trying its best to offset these challenges by advancing new products. For example, the company earned a positive opinion last week from the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use for the approval of Parsabiv to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism; but there are other setbacks as well, such as receiving a Complete Response Letter a month prior from the FDA for the same indication.

In the past 21 months, Amgen’s recently approved products in the U.S. included IMLYGIC (in October 2015), Repatha ( September 2015), Corlanor (April 2015), and BLINCYTO (December 2014). Altogether, these four netted less than $60 million of Amgen’s $4,317 million in U.S. second quarter product sales. BLINCYTO’s share will likely increase, as it was correctly predicted to gain an expanded label for pediatric use in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) on September 1. Investors should be further encouraged by broad coverage of these new products by the nation’s largest health plans (Table 1).

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Liberty Global plc(LBTYB)

Liberty Global plc (Liberty), incorporated on January 29, 2013, is an international cable company with operations in 14 countries. The Company connects people to the digital world and enables them to discover and experience its endless possibilities. Its products are provided through next-generation networks and technology platforms that connect 27 million customers subscribing to 57 million television, broadband Internet and telephony services. In addition, the Company served five million mobile subscribers and offered WiFi service across six million access points. Its consumer brands include Virgin Media, Ziggo, Unitymedia, Telenet, UPC, VTR, and Liberty Cablevision. Its operations also include Liberty Global Business Services and Liberty Global Ventures.

The Company offers various broadband services over its cable distribution systems, including video, broadband Internet and fixed-line telephony and, in certain of its operations, the Company offers mobile services. The Company also offers triple-play, which includes services, such as digital video, Internet and fixed-line telephony in a subscription. The Company also offers video services through DIRECT TO HOME (DTH) or through multichannel multipoint (microwave) distribution systems (MMDS). Liberty Globals consumer brands include Virgin Media, Ziggo, Unitymedia, Telenet, UPC Cablecom, UPC, VTR and in Puerto Rico, Liberty. In terms of video subscribers, the Company operates a cable network in each of Austria, Belgium, Chile, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Puerto Rico, Slovakia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Germany and Romania. The Companys cable operations offer a range of video services, including basic and premium programming, which can be viewed on the television (TV) and in select markets, through Internet connected devices in the home and whenever there is Internet connectivity. Liberty Global also provides service offerings, such as an electronic programming guide, high definition (HD) ch! annels, digital video recorders (DVR) and HD DVR.

The Companys service offerings also include video-on-demand (VoD) and next generation set-top boxes, such as the multimedia home gateway Horizon TV or the TiVo service offered by Virgin Media in the United Kingdom. Its services, together with DVR and HD DVR functionality, give its customers to control when they watch their programming. Liberty Global also offers pay-per-view programming on channels it distributes and through VoD. The Company also offers select programming in three-dimensional (3D) format to its customers who have three-dimensional capable televisions. The Companys various operations offer television applications that allow access to programming on various devices, including laptops, smartphones and tablets. The Company offers basic digital television channels in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Romania, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. The Company also offers expanded channel packages and premium channels and services. The Company also offers a common interface plus (CI+) module to access its encrypted digital services. A CI+ module is a small device (credit card size) that allows customers with a CI+ enabled television set, who subscribe to, or otherwise have access to, its digital video service, to view such services without a set-top box.

The Company also offers up gradation to one of its extended digital tier services and receive various video channels, including the channels in the basic tier service. A limited number of HD channels are included in its basic tiers of service. The Company also allows digital subscribers to subscribe to one or more packages of premium channels, including additional HD channels. In digital tiers of service, the Company allows a subscriber to upgrade the standard digital device to one with DVR or HD DVR capabilities, which may be rented or purchased. The Company provides a VoD enabled set-top box for the customers who subscribe to a digital tier. The! Company ! also offers VoD services, including catch-up television, on a subscription basis or a transaction basis, depending on location and the tier of digital service selected by the subscriber. Liberty Global offers analog services in its broadband markets, except in the United Kingdom and in Puerto Rico. Subscribers to its analog video service receive 21 to 67 channels of video service. In Ireland and Slovakia, the Company offers various video channels through multichannel multipoint (microwave) distribution systems (MMDS).

The Companys channel offerings include entertainment, sports, movies, documentaries, lifestyles, news, adult, children and ethnic and foreign channels. It also offers various premium channel packages, such as sports, family and international focus, and its VoD service provides various movies and special events. Liberty Global offers digital video services through DTH satellite in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. It offers these services through UPC DTH S.a.r.l (UPC DTH), a subsidiary of UPC Holding, which also provides these services in Romania with FocusSat Romania Srl (FocusSat). The Company offers a basic video tier of services. The Company, through its interactive services, offers Horizon TV, which is a multimedia home gateway, in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, Poland and the Czech Republic. Horizon TV is a media platform, which allows distribution of video, voice and data content in the home and multiple devices. Horizon TV has a user interface that enables customers to view channels, VoD programming and personal media content and to pause, replay and record programming. Horizon TV also integrates access to personal media content, such as photos, music and movies stored in the home network. Horizon TV also allows recording till approximately four programs simultaneously and to connect till over four devices at the same time and view different content.

The Company offers applications for various online services, such as Y! ouTube, F! acebook and Picasa. The Horizon family of products also includes an online television application for viewing on a second screen, Horizon Go, which allows video customers to view linear channels. Horizon Go also offers access to VoD and, for Horizon TV customers, the second screen devices also acts as a remote control. The Company, through Horizon Go, allows remotely scheduling the recording of a television program on the Horizon TV box at home through an iPhone operating system (iOS) or Android mobile digital device or an Internet Web browser. The Company offers digital video experiences through the TiVo platform in the United Kingdom. The TiVo boxes provide converged television and broadband Internet capabilities. The Company also offers MyPrime, which is a subscription VoD offering. MyPrime offers customers streaming access to a library of on-demand content. Liberty Global offers various ranges of broadband Internet service in its broadband communications market. Its service includes download speeds ranging from less than one megabit per second (Mbps) to an ultra high-speed Internet service of 500 Mbps in Hungary and Romania. Its Internet service includes e-mail, address book and parental controls. The Company also offers broadband services through its operations, which include security, such as anti-virus and spam protection, and online storage and Web spaces. The Company also offers mobile broadband services.

The Companys residential subscribers access the Internet through cable modems connected to their Internet capable devices, including personal computers, at various speeds depending on the range of service selected. The Company offers a community wireless fidelity (WiFi) in the home (Community WiFi). The Company offers Community WiFi under the brand Wi-Free in Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Romania, and as WifiSpots in the Netherlands. The Company has approximately 6.1 million access points in its European footprint. The Company offer! s telepho! ny services through its voice-over-Internet-protocol (VoIP) technology in its broadband communication markets. In the United Kingdom, Chile and Hungary, the Company also provides circuit-switched fixed-line telephony services. The Company allows selecting its fixed-line telephony service in its various tiers and in combination with one or more of its other services. The Companys fixed-line telephony service includes a fixed-line telephony product for line rental and various calling plans, which consist of unlimited network, national or international calling, off-peak calling and minute packages, including calls to fixed and mobile phones. It also offers value added services, such as a personal call manager, unified messaging and a second or third phone line. The Company also offers a phone application that allows its fixed-line telephony customers with smartphones to use their fixed-line call packages.

Liberty Global offers mobile services, both data and voice, as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Austria, Chile and Hungary. In the United Kingdom and Germany, it provides mobile telephony as light MVNOs. In these countries, the Company leases the core network, as well as the radio access network from a mobile network operator. The Company offers its mobile services in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Austria, Hungary and Chile. In the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland, the Company offers its mobile services to its customers who subscribe to at least one of its other products, such as video, broadband Internet or fixed-line telephony. The Companys mobile services include voice, short message service (SMS) and Internet or data access. The Company offers calling service, both within and out of network, with a charge or under a postpaid monthly service plan. The Companys mobile services are primarily on a postpaid basis with customers subscribing to services for periods ranging from activation for a SIM! -only con! tract to till approximately 24 months. In Belgium, the Company offers postpaid service without a minimum contract term. In the United Kingdom, it also offers a prepaid service, where the customers pay in advance for a pre-determined amount of airtime or data and generally have no minimum contract term.

European Operations Division

The Companys European Operations Division operates a cable network in the United Kingdom under the Virgin Media brand and cable, and MMDS networks in Ireland under the UPC brand (UPC Ireland). Both Virgin Medias and UPC Irelands video services include a range of digital interactive services, including VoD and a range of premium subscription-based and pay-per-view services. United Kingdom Virgin Media offers triple-play services consisting of video, Internet and fixed-line telephony in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Virgin Media also offers quadruple-play services that include mobile voice and data services as an MVNO through an arrangement with a mobile communications provider. The Companys Virgin Media also offers an Internet streaming video service, Virgin TV Anywhere, which allows its video customers to stream approximately 117 real-time video channels and watch VoD content in the United Kingdom. Virgin Media also offers the multimedia home gateway TiVo to its digital video customers. The Company offers recording of over three programs simultaneously when watching an existing recording. TiVo customers can also access television channels and manage their TiVo box with a laptop, smartphone or tablet. When in the home, these devices also act as a remote control for TiVo. It also offers a TiVo app for the Netflix video service that allows approximately five individual profiles on a single account.

The Companys Virgin Media offers its subscribers premium digital channels from Sky plc (Sky) and premium BT Sport channels. Virgin Media subscribers receive these channels through a smart card on Virgin Medias ne! twork as ! part of Virgin Medias services or for an incremental subscription fee. The Company also allows Virgin Media subscribers using TiVo to access Internet programming services and a Eurosport application. Virgin Media also offers mobile services and allows its customers accessing a network of public WiFi hotspots, including in the London underground train (Tube) stations. The Companys UPC Ireland offers its digital subscribers various premium channels, such as sports, movies, adult, ethnic and kids. UPC Irelands services include Horizon TV and. It also offers Horizon Go, giving access to linear channels and VoD programming. UPC Ireland provides broadband Internet download speed till approximately 240 Mbps. Liberty Globals Unitymedia KabelBW offers its subscribers premium video channels from Sky Deutschland. It offers VoD to its digital video service on a pay-per-view basis and includes HD and 3D content. Unitymedia KabelBW also offers Horizon Go, which allows accessing to over 100 linear channels of which 13 channels and VoD programming are accessed remotely. The Companys operations of the European Operations Division in the Netherlands are conducted by Ziggo under the Ziggo brand. Ziggos operations cover regional areas, including Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Maastricht.

LiLAC Division

The Company’s operations attributed to the LiLAC Group are located in Chile and Puerto Rico, where it offers a range of broadband services over its cable distribution systems, mobile services in Chile. The Company’s broadband distribution business and mobile services in Chile are conducted through subsidiary, VTR. The Company’s broadband telecommunications service in Puerto Rico is conducted through its subsidiary, Liberty Puerto Rico. VTR offers triple-play services consisting of video, broadband Internet and fixed-line telephony services in over 30 communities within Santiago and 40 communities outside Santiago, including Chiles cities, such as Iquique, Antofaga! sta, Conc! epcion, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso and Rancagua, and other cities across Chile. VTR obtains programming from the United States, Europe, Argentina and Mexico. VTR also carries domestic Chilean cable programming, which includes local events, such as football (soccer) matches and regional content. VTR offers a range of digital video services, including basic and premium packages. All digital video services are encrypted and require a set-top box provided by VTR. The premium channels include movies, sports, international and adult channels. VoD services, including catch-up television, are available on a subscription or a transaction basis, depending on location. VoD services include over 3,900 titles of on-demand content, including multi-screen features.

The Company competes with Sky, BT, Digi TV, Deutsche Telekom, M7 Group SA, DirecTV, Dish Network Corporation, TalkTalk Telecom Group plc (TalkTalk), Entel PCS Telecommunications SA, Everything Everywhere Limited, Vodafone Germany, Telefonica Germany Holding AG, Movistar, Claro, Orange Poland and Vectra S.A., Sunrise Communications AG, Telekom Austria, Swisscom, Proximus NV/SA, KPN, Tele2 Netherlands Holding N.V., United Internet AG, France Telecom S.A, Vodafone Ireland and Eircom Limited.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYB) and Altice USA (NYSE:ATUS) are both large-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: American Capital Agency Corp.(AGNC)

American Capital Agency Corp. (“AGNC,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our”) was organized on January 7, 2008 and commenced operations on May 20, 2008 following the completion of our initial public offering. Our common stock is traded on The NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “AGNC.” We are externally managed by American Capital AGNC Management, LLC (our “Manager”), an affiliate of American Capital, Ltd. (“American Capital”). We operate so as to qualify to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Internal Revenue Code”). As such, we are required to distribute annually 90% of our taxable net income. As long as we qualify as a REIT, we will generally not be subject to U.S. federal or state corporate taxes on our taxable net income to the extent that we distribute all of our annual taxable net income to our stockholders.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AGNC Investment (NASDAQ:AGNC) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NEXT Financial Group Inc purchased a new position in AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 9,100 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $170,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 19,784,517 shares, an increase of 17.3% from the September 14th total of 16,860,809 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 5,568,447 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.6 days. Approximately 4.2% of the shares of the company are sold short.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated(SYKE)

Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated and consolidated subsidiaries (“SYKES,” “our,” “us” or “we”) is a global leader in providing comprehensive outsourced customer contact management solutions and services in the business process outsourcing (“BPO”) arena. We provide an array of sophisticated customer contact management solutions to a wide range of clients including Global 2000 companies, medium-sized businesses and public institutions around the world, primarily in the communications, financial services, technology/consumer, transportation and leisure, healthcare and other industry verticals. We serve our clients through two geographic operating regions: the Americas (United States, Canada, Latin America, Australia and the Asia Pacific Rim) and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa).   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Sykes Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ:SYKE)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Raymond James & Associates boosted its position in shares of Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE) by 29.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 67,982 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 15,471 shares during the period. Raymond James & Associates owned about 0.16% of Sykes Enterprises worth $1,957,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Conn's, Inc.(CONN)

Conn’s, Inc. (Conn’s), incorporated on January 15, 2003, is a specialty retailer that offers a selection of consumer goods and related services in addition to a credit solution for its core credit constrained consumers. The Company operates through two segments: retail and credit. Its product offerings include furniture and mattresses, home appliances, consumer electronics and home office products. Its credit offering provides financing solutions to credit constrained consumers having limited banking options. It operates in approximately nine regional distribution centers located in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Beaumont, El Paso and McAllen, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; Denver, Colorado and Charlotte, North Carolina; over 10 smaller cross-dock facilities, and approximately 20 stores with cross-dock facilities. The Company operates its business through its retail stores and Website.

Retail

The Company operates approximately 100 retail stores located in over 10 states. Its primary retail product categories include Furniture and mattress, including furniture and related accessories for the living room, dining room and bedroom, as well as both traditional and specialty mattresses, and offers such brands as Franklin, Catnapper, Serta, Sealy and Tempur-Pedic; Home appliance, including refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers and ranges, and offers such brands as Samsung, LG, General Electric and Frigidaire; Consumer electronics, including liquid-crystal-display (LED), organic LED (OLED), Ultra high definition (HD) and Internet-ready televisions, Blu-ray players, home theater and portable audio equipment, and offers such brands as Samsung, LG, Sharp, Sony, Haier, Monster, Sanus and Bose, and Home office, including computers, printers and accessories, and offers such brands as HP, Samsung, LG and Dell. Its retail stores operate under the Conn’s (Conn’s HomePlus) name with all of its stores providing products and services to a common customer group.

Credit

The Company’s credit segment provides short- and medium-term financing for its retail customers. The Company makes various payment options available to its customers based on a review of their credit worthiness, including for customers with credit scores that are approximately 650, it offers special low or no-interest financing program on select products through a Conn’s branded revolving credit card from Synchrony Bank or it may offer an in-house financing program; for customers with credit scores that are between 550 and 650, it offers in-house financing program, which is a fixed term and fixed payment installment contract, and for customers that do not qualify for its credit programs, it offers a rent-to-own payment option through AcceptanceNow.

The Company competes with Sears, Wal-Mart, Target, Sam’s Club, Costco, Best Buy, Rooms To Go, hhgregg, Mattress Firm, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Aaron’s and Rent-A-Center.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Conn’s Inc (NASDAQ:CONN)Q42019 Earnings Conference CallMarch 26, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Conn’s Inc (NASDAQ:CONN) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $36.80.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wall Street analysts expect Conn’s Inc (NASDAQ:CONN) to announce $384.69 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have issued estimates for Conn’s’ earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $388.79 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $381.46 million. Conn’s reported sales of $373.17 million in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 3.1%. The company is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Thursday, December 6th.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: NextEra Energy Partners, LP(NEP)

Nextera Energy Partners, LP, incorporated on March 6, 2014, is a limited partnership formed to acquire, manage and own contracted clean energy projects. The Company, through its limited partnership interest in NextEra Energy Operating Partners, LP, owns a portfolio of contracted renewable generation assets consisting of wind and solar projects.

As of December 31, 2014, the Company’s projects portfolio consists of clean, contracted renewable energy assets that include Northern Colorado, Elk City, Moore, Sombra, Perrin Ranch, Conestogo, Tuscola Bay, Summerhaven, Bluewater and Genesis. Northern Colorado is a wind project with a capacity of 174 megawatt. Elk City and Perrin Ranch are wind projects with a capacity of 99 megawatt. Moore and Sombra are solar projects with a capacity of 20 megawatt. Conestogo is a wind project with a capacity of 23 megawatt. Tuscola Bay is a wind project with a capacity of 120 megawatt. Summerhaven is a wind project with a capacity of 124 megawatt. Bluewater is a wind project with a capacity of 60 megawatt. Genesis is a solar project with a capacity of 250 megawatt. On January 9, 2015, a subsidiary of the Company acquired 100% of the membership interests of Palo Duro Wind Project Holdings, LLC, which indirectly owns the Palo Duro wind facility (Palo Duro), an approximately 250 megawatt wind generating facility located in Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Learn more about the pros and cons of Brookfield Renewable(NYSE:BEP), TerraForm Power(NASDAQ:TERP), NextEra Energy Partners(NYSE:NEP), and Pattern Energy(NASDAQ:PEGI), and which one looks most attractive right now. Plus, the hosts talk about the future of Boeing (NYSE:BA)as an investment, and what effect the 737 tragedies will have on the company’s long-term picture.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    It’s only March, but NextEra Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP) has already announced transactions that will allow it to meet its growth objectives for the year. That should pique the interest of investors, especially considering shares are trading roughly 10% below last year’s peak, and at more attractive valuations than other renewable energy yieldcos.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    NextEra Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP) has a bold plan to grow its already-high-yielding dividend at a 12% to 15% annual rate through 2023. That outlook makes this renewable energy stock an attractive option for income-seeking investors, especially since the company already offers an enticing 4.3%-yielding dividend. Add that to its fast-paced growth, and this stock has the potential to generate high-powered total annual returns in the 17% to 20% range in the company’s estimation.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: FEI Company(FEIC)

FEI Company supplies scientific instruments for nanoscale imaging, analysis, and prototyping that enable research, development, and manufacturing in industrial, academic, and research institutional applications. Its products include transmission electron microscopes and scanning electron microscopes (SEMs); DualBeam systems, which include a SEM and focused ion beam system (FIB) on a single platform; and stand-alone FIBs. The company?s Electronics segment offers products used in laboratories to enhance new product development and increase yields by enabling 3D wafer metrology, defect analysis, root cause failure analysis, and circuit edit for modifying device structures in the semiconductor equipment and related industries, such as manufacturers of data storage equipment, solar panels, and light-emitting diodes. FEI Company?s Materials Science segment provides atomic-level resolution images and permit development, analysis, and production of products that are used in mini ng for automated mineralogy, and oil and gas exploration to universities, and public and private research laboratories, as well as natural resources, petrochemicals, metals, automobiles, aerospace, and forensics industries. The company?s Life Sciences segment offers ultra-high resolution imaging products that allow structural and cellular biologists and drug researchers to create 3D reconstructions of biological structures, as well as used in particle analysis, and a range of pathology and quality control applications. FEI Company?s Service and Components segment provides technical support products and customers. The company sells its products through independent agents, distributors, and representatives in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and internationally. FEI Company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about FEI (NASDAQ:FEIC) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. FEI earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 43.5801711111494 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Enviva Partners, LP(EVA)

Enviva Partners, LP, incorporated on November 12, 2013, is a producer of wood pellets. The Company, through its interests in Enviva, LP and Enviva GP, LLC, supplies utility-grade wood pellets to power generators under long-term, take-or-pay off-take contracts. The Company procures wood fiber and processes it into utility-grade wood pellets. The Company loads the finished wood pellets into railcars, trucks and barges that are transported to deep-water marine terminals, where they are received, stored and ultimately loaded onto oceangoing vessels for transport to its Northern European customers.

The Company owns and operates approximately six production plants in the Southeastern United States that have a combined wood pellet production capacity of approximately 2.3 million metric tons per year (MTPY). The Company also owns a dry-bulk, deep-water marine terminal at the Port of Chesapeake (the Chesapeake terminal). Wood pellets are exported from marine terminal in Chesapeake, Virginia and from third-party deep-water marine terminals in Mobile, Alabama and Panama City, Florida under long-term contracts. Its customers use wood pellets as a substitute fuel for coal in biomass or co-fired coal power plants.

The Company competes with Fram Renewable Fuels, LLC, RWE Innogy, Rentech Inc., Pacific BioEnergy, Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc., Drax Biomass Inc., German Pellets GmbH, The Navigator Company, S.A., Zilkha Biomass LLC and The Westervelt Company.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Sean Williams, and Brian Stoffel]

    So we asked three Motley Fool contributors to highlight a stock they think is a great dividend investment today. Here’s why they picked Big Lots (NYSE:BIG), Enviva Partners (NYSE:EVA), and TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Enviva Partners (EVA)

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Twitter, Inc.(TWTR)

Twitter, Inc. operates as a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. The company offers various products and services, including Twitter that allows users to create, distribute, and discover content; and Periscope and Vine, a mobile application that enables user to broadcast and watch video live. It also provides promoted products and services, such as promoted tweets, promoted accounts, and promoted trends that enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services; and subscription access to its data feed for data partners. In addition, the company offers a set of tools, public APIs, and embeddable widgets for developers to contribute their content to its platform; syndicate and distribute Twitter content across their properties; and enhance their Websites and applications with Twitter content. Twitter, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    More impressively, Tran accomplished this without hiring a single salesperson or spending a cent on advertising. Even today, his company doesn’t have a Twitter (Nasdaq: TWTR) handle or Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) account.

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    If you think Alphabet, the parent company of Google (Nasdaq: GOOGL), is a technology company, you might be right. But it’s not in the technology sector, not officially, at least. As of September 21, 2018, Google became a charter member of the “communication services” sector, right along with Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) and Twitter (Nasdaq: TWTR).

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    More impressively, Tran accomplished this without hiring a single salesperson or spending a cent on advertising. Even today, his company doesn’t have a Twitter (Nasdaq: TWTR) handle or Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) account.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: iShares Core S&P 500 (IVV)

iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (the Fund) is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (the Index). The Index measures the performance of the large-capitalization sector of the United States equity market. The component stocks are weighted according to the total float-adjusted market value of their outstanding shares. The Fund invests in a representative sample of securities included in the Index that collectively has an investment profile similar to the Index. The Fund invests in sectors, such as consumer non-cyclical, financial, energy, technology, communications, industrial, consumer cyclical, basic materials and utilities. BlackRock Fund Advisors (BFA) serves as the investment advisor to the Fund.
Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. decreased its stake in iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:IVV) by 5.3% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 108,336 shares of the company’s stock after selling 6,027 shares during the quarter. iShares Core S&P 500 ETF makes up 0.9% of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 16th biggest position. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.’s holdings in iShares Core S&P 500 ETF were worth $27,259,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Stillwater Investment Management LLC increased its stake in shares of iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:IVV) by 1.1% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 204,849 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 2,275 shares during the quarter. iShares Core S&P 500 ETF comprises approximately 24.2% of Stillwater Investment Management LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its biggest position. Stillwater Investment Management LLC’s holdings in iShares Core S&P 500 ETF were worth $59,965,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Forward Pharma A/S(FWP)

Forward Pharma A/S operates as a biopharmaceutical company. The company engages in developing FP187, a proprietary formulation of dimethyl fumarate, which has been completed Phase II clinical trials used for the treatment of various inflammatory and neurological indications, including multiple sclerosis and other immune disorders, such as psoriasis. Forward Pharma A/S was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Before we get to our latest pick, here are last week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Sector Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Melinta Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) Healthcare $1.74 104.01%
    Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PTX) Healthcare $0.83 84.40%
    Top Image Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: TISA) Healthcare $0.82 59.85%
    Jason Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: JASN) Healthcare $2.21 58.99%
    Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL) Financial $4.66 51.79%
    Marathon Patent Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MARA) Healthcare $0.52 51.47%
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) Basic Materials $1.53 43.57%
    Dixie Group Inc. (NASDAQ: DXYN) Healthcare $1.40 42.86%
    Trevena Inc. (NASDAQ: TRVN) Services $1.41 39.60%
    Alliance MMA Inc. (NASDAQ: AMMA) Healthcare $4.95 36.18%

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ:FWP) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Thursday morning.

    NASDAQ:FWP opened at $2.49 on Thursday. Forward Pharma A/S has a fifty-two week low of $1.63 and a fifty-two week high of $7.93.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) fell 15.2 percent to $3.51 in pre-market trading after surging 88.18 percent on Tuesday.
    Pfenex Inc. (NASDAQ: PFNX) shares fell 15 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after the company announced an offering of common stock.
    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRGB) fell 17.6 percent to $47.75 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat results for its first quarter and issued a weak earnings forecast for the second quarter.
    Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) fell 13 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading after reporting weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
    Ardelyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX) shares fell 12.1 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after reporting pricing of public offering of common stock.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) shares fell 9.8 percent to $27.31 in pre-market trading.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) fell 6.5 percent to $6.60 in pre-market trading.
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) shares fell 5.8 percent to $71.02 in pre-market trading. Target reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter, while sales exceeded estimates.
    PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE: PBF) shares fell 5.7 percent to $42.42 in pre-market trading

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) shares gained 88.18 percent to close at $4.14 on Tuesday.
    Regional Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHE) shares jumped 18.04 percent to close at $0.3010 on Tuesday.
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) shares gained 16.61 percent to close at $0.49 after the nano-cap specialty diagnostics company said it saw an acceleration of sales in its Pathology services in April. The company now expects to see a sequential double digit quarterly sales growth.
    Arcturus Therapeutics Ltd. (NASDAQ: ARCT) rose 16.09 percent to close at $7.00 on Tuesday.
    America's Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) gained 14.53 percent to close at $62.65 after reporting upbeat Q4 results.
    NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSTG) shares surged 12.64 percent to close at $13.19.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) gained 12.12 percent to close at $4.07 on Tuesday.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) shares climbed 11.58 percent to close at $6.55 on Tuesday.
    American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) rose 11.23 percent to close at $32.28 following a report from Reuters that the company is looking for a sale.
    iQIYI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) gained 11.15 percent to close at $22.52.
    Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT) rose 10.4 percent to close at $7.11.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) gained 10.26 percent to close at $3.33. Stein Mart is expected to release quarterly earnings on May 23.
    MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG) shares rose 10.11 percent to close at $8.06.
    The Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) gained 8.2 percent to close at $8.18. Container Store reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter after the closing bell.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares gained 7.69 percent to close at $9.10 after the company reported upbeat Q2 results.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 6.4 percent to close at $59.03 after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.

     

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019

Michael A. Robinson

Here we are.

It’s taken years of trials and experiments, but this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made history by approving the first cannabis plant–derived drug pharmaceutical.

And that makes the drug’s developer and owner, as well as our longtime Roadmap to Marijuana Millions cannabis biotech play – the United Kingdom’s GW Pharmaceuticals Plc. (Nasdaq: GWPH) – a pioneer in marijuana-based medical treatments.

What a week to be early investors in weed…

When taken in the light of Canada’s full legalization of marijuana last week, the 16 U.S. states deciding on legalization measures this year, and the new mega-player(s) about to get into legal marijuana, it’s going to add up to windfall profits potential for the best-positioned companies.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Analog Devices, Inc.(ADI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Crutcher added that TI’s own chip manufacturing teams have been pushing equipment suppliers to make their machinery smarter. “We want it to tell us sooner if there’s an issue with the [chip] wafer that’s going through that machine,” he said as an example. Fellow analog chip and microcontroller (MCU) suppliers such as Analog Devices (ADI) and Microchip (MCHP) also have strong industrial exposure.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) is showing no signs of slowing down. The chipmaker has strung together a series of impressive results over the past few quarters, recording terrific growth across all of its business segments thanks to the massive demand for its chips that are used for processing analog and digital signals between devices.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    And with just a few smart plays in today’s classic stock picker’s market, you can pull in triple-digit gains with just a small investment.

    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TGT, LOW, NAVG
    Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) leads a busy day of earnings reports. The retail giant reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.47, a figure that topped expectations by 7 cents. The company beat revenue expectations, reported stronger same-store sales, and hiked its full-year forecast. Shares of TGT jumped 6.4% before the bell. Home improvement retail might be cooling off as higher interest rates put a dent into new-home sales. This morning, shares of Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW) dropped 0.7% after the company reported earnings. The firm reported adjusted earnings per share of $2.07, a figure that beat expectations by 5 cents. Despite topping revenue expectations, the firm reported weaker-than-expected same-store sales and slashed its full-year outlook. In deal news, shares of Navigators Group (Nasdaq: NAVG) popped nearly 9%. The firm agreed to be purchased by Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: HIG) for $2.1 billion in cash. Look for additional earnings reports from L Brands Inc. (NYSE: LB), Williams-Sonoma Inc. (NYSE: WSM), Photronics Inc. (Nasdaq: PLAB), and Analog Devices Inc. (Nasdaq: ADI).

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. increased its stake in shares of Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) by 3.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 175,419 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 5,091 shares during the quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Analog Devices were worth $15,986,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Strategy Asset Managers LLC purchased a new position in Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund purchased 30,582 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,787,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Aditus (CURRENCY:ADI) traded 0.3% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 14:00 PM E.T. on May 14th. In the last seven days, Aditus has traded 164.5% higher against the U.S. dollar. Aditus has a market cap of $9.93 million and approximately $1.63 million worth of Aditus was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Aditus token can now be purchased for $0.0424 or 0.00000485 BTC on exchanges including CoinBene, COSS and IDEX.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: FEI Company(FEIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about FEI (NASDAQ:FEIC) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. FEI earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 43.5801711111494 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Blackbaud, Inc.(BLKB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Blackbaud (NASDAQ:BLKB) was downgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Tuesday.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Shares of Blackbaud (NASDAQ:BLKB), a maker of fundraising software used by non-profits, declined 13% as of 10:33 a.m. EDT on Tuesday. 

    So what

    Management told Wall Street on Monday evening that the following factors are going to cause it to miss its previously communicated guidance:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB) EVP Kevin W. Mooney sold 9,669 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $105.00, for a total value of $1,015,245.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 99,226 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $10,418,730. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB)’s share price was down 2.6% during mid-day trading on Wednesday after ValuEngine downgraded the stock from a buy rating to a hold rating. The company traded as low as $69.62 and last traded at $75.34. Approximately 14,926 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 95% from the average daily volume of 303,405 shares. The stock had previously closed at $77.38.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 1,260 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $129,000.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Datawatch Corporation(DWCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Datawatch (NASDAQ: DWCH) and Endurance International Group (NASDAQ:EIGI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Thursday, the information technology shares surged 0.29 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), up 12 percent, and Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ: DWCH) up 6 percent.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now

The world’s largest automaker is putting big money into electric vehicles in China.

Volkswagen (VLKAF) and its local partners plan to invest more than €10 billion ($11.8 billion) to build electric and hybrid cars in the country — the world’s biggest auto market — over the next seven to eight years.

More electric vehicles are sold in China than anywhere else on the planet — and the national government is pushing companies to design and build them on Chinese territory.

Under the plan announced Thursday, VW and its partners are aiming to develop and produce as many as 40 new electric and hybrid vehicle models in China between now and 2025. It expects the first of the new models to hit the Chinese market next year.

VW’s top China exec, Jochem Heizmann, said the German company is “determined to be at the forefront” of China’s electric vehicle revolution.

China accounts for about 50% of the global market for clean energy vehicles, according to investment firm East Capital. Chinese officials said two months ago that they were working on a plan to eventually phase out the production and sale of vehicles powered solely by fossil fuels.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: FEI Company(FEIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about FEI (NASDAQ:FEIC) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. FEI earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 43.5801711111494 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Newfield Exploration Company(NFX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC raised its stake in Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE:NFX) by 39.2% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 11,297 shares of the energy company’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,180 shares during the quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC’s holdings in Newfield Exploration were worth $276,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp lessened its holdings in Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE:NFX) by 21.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 84,982 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 23,320 shares during the quarter. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp’s holdings in Newfield Exploration were worth $2,571,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE: NFX) traded down about 10.2% Wednesday and posted a new 52-week low of $23.10 after closing Tuesday at $25.73. The stock’s 52-week high is $40.82. Volume was approaching five times the daily average of 2.6 million shares. The independent oil & gas producer reported earnings last night.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The IEA’s forecast bodes well for oil stocks, especially those that have underperformed during the rally over the past year. Two that stand out are Newfield Exploration (NYSE:NFX) and Apache (NYSE:APA), since both have lost value even though oil has been red-hot. Because of that, they trade at dirt cheap valuations versus their peers. That underperformance doesn’t make sense given the growth these companies can deliver at much lower oil prices.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    However, while the entire sector looks undervalued, two sticks stand out as being insanely cheap versus their peers: EQT Corp. (NYSE:EQT) and Newfield Exploration (NYSE:NFX). Value investors will want to take a closer look at these two energy companies.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Forward Pharma A/S(FWP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) fell 15.2 percent to $3.51 in pre-market trading after surging 88.18 percent on Tuesday.
    Pfenex Inc. (NASDAQ: PFNX) shares fell 15 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after the company announced an offering of common stock.
    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRGB) fell 17.6 percent to $47.75 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat results for its first quarter and issued a weak earnings forecast for the second quarter.
    Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) fell 13 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading after reporting weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
    Ardelyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX) shares fell 12.1 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after reporting pricing of public offering of common stock.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) shares fell 9.8 percent to $27.31 in pre-market trading.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) fell 6.5 percent to $6.60 in pre-market trading.
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) shares fell 5.8 percent to $71.02 in pre-market trading. Target reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter, while sales exceeded estimates.
    PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE: PBF) shares fell 5.7 percent to $42.42 in pre-market trading

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ:FWP) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Thursday morning.

    NASDAQ:FWP opened at $2.49 on Thursday. Forward Pharma A/S has a fifty-two week low of $1.63 and a fifty-two week high of $7.93.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) shares gained 88.18 percent to close at $4.14 on Tuesday.
    Regional Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHE) shares jumped 18.04 percent to close at $0.3010 on Tuesday.
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) shares gained 16.61 percent to close at $0.49 after the nano-cap specialty diagnostics company said it saw an acceleration of sales in its Pathology services in April. The company now expects to see a sequential double digit quarterly sales growth.
    Arcturus Therapeutics Ltd. (NASDAQ: ARCT) rose 16.09 percent to close at $7.00 on Tuesday.
    America's Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) gained 14.53 percent to close at $62.65 after reporting upbeat Q4 results.
    NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSTG) shares surged 12.64 percent to close at $13.19.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) gained 12.12 percent to close at $4.07 on Tuesday.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) shares climbed 11.58 percent to close at $6.55 on Tuesday.
    American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) rose 11.23 percent to close at $32.28 following a report from Reuters that the company is looking for a sale.
    iQIYI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) gained 11.15 percent to close at $22.52.
    Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT) rose 10.4 percent to close at $7.11.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) gained 10.26 percent to close at $3.33. Stein Mart is expected to release quarterly earnings on May 23.
    MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG) shares rose 10.11 percent to close at $8.06.
    The Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) gained 8.2 percent to close at $8.18. Container Store reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter after the closing bell.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares gained 7.69 percent to close at $9.10 after the company reported upbeat Q2 results.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 6.4 percent to close at $59.03 after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.

     

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Garrison Capital Inc.(GARS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Garrison Capital (NASDAQ: GARS) and Amern Cap Sr Fl/COM (NASDAQ:ACSF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Garrison Capital (NASDAQ: GARS) and PennantPark Investment (NASDAQ:PNNT) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Garrison Capital (NASDAQ:GARS)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by stock analysts at National Securities in a research report issued on Monday. They currently have a $10.00 target price on the investment management company’s stock. National Securities’ price objective would indicate a potential upside of 18.91% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Garrison Capital (GARS)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Garrison Capital (GARS)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Garrison Capital (NASDAQ:GARS) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019

BidaskClub upgraded shares of Meridian Bancorp (NASDAQ:EBSB) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning.

Separately, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a hold rating and set a $24.00 price objective on shares of Meridian Bancorp in a research note on Thursday, January 25th.

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Shares of Meridian Bancorp stock traded up $0.05 on Friday, hitting $19.10. The stock had a trading volume of 191,613 shares, compared to its average volume of 223,447. Meridian Bancorp has a 52-week low of $15.85 and a 52-week high of $21.85. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79, a quick ratio of 1.23 and a current ratio of 1.23. The company has a market capitalization of $1,030.01, a P/E ratio of 20.11 and a beta of 0.26.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: Compugen Ltd.(CGEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about Compugen (NASDAQ:CGEN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Compugen earned a media sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.0723272283748 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.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Compugen (NASDAQ:CGEN) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Group increased their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Compugen in a research note issued on Wednesday, May 9th. Jefferies Group analyst P. Welford now anticipates that the biotechnology company will earn ($0.20) per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of ($0.21). Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Compugen’s Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.05) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($0.46) EPS, FY2019 earnings at ($1.00) EPS, FY2020 earnings at ($1.19) EPS, FY2021 earnings at ($1.37) EPS and FY2022 earnings at ($1.58) EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Compugen (CGEN)

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Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation(APC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AlpaCoin (CURRENCY:APC) traded flat against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on May 13th. AlpaCoin has a market cap of $0.00 and $0.00 worth of AlpaCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, AlpaCoin has traded 71.5% lower against the U.S. dollar. One AlpaCoin coin can currently be bought for about $0.0003 or 0.00000004 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges.

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The size of Devon’s buyback is worth noting given the impact that smaller plans have had on the shares of rivals in the past year. Last fall, for example, Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) announced a $2.5 billion share repurchase program, which at the time could have retired 10% of its outstanding shares. Anadarko would go on to add $500 million to that plan earlier this year, which it expected to complete by the end of the second quarter. It’s been a needle-mover for the company’s stock, which has rocketed 63% since it made the initial announcement in September. For comparison’s sake, Devon’s stock is up about 27% over that time frame while crude has surged 39%.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: Rockwell Medical Technologies Inc.(RMTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

    Get Rockwell Medical alerts:

    Rockwell Alert: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Announces Investigation Of Rockwell Medical, Inc. – RMTI (finance.yahoo.com) Rockwell Medical countersues former CEO, CFO (modernhealthcare.com) Rockwell Medical sues former execs over alleged self-enriching behavior (seekingalpha.com) Is it time to Follow Now? Rockwell Medical, Inc. (RMTI) (connectinginvestor.com) Insider Buying: Rockwell Medical Inc (RMTI) Insider Purchases 12,561 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com)

    Several research firms have recently issued reports on RMTI. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Rockwell Medical from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 13th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Rockwell Medical from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, May 17th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Rockwell Medical from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 27th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Rockwell Medical (RMTI)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Dynatronics (NASDAQ: DYNT) and Rockwell Medical (NASDAQ:RMTI) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE: ZOES) fell 27.8 percent to $10.45 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. The company also lowered its FY18 sales outlook from $358million-$368 million to $345 million-$352 million.
    Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB) shares fell 15.6 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Rockwell Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: RMTI) fell 15.5 percent to $5.02 in the pre-market trading session after the company disclosed that its President and CEO Robert Chioini was terminated.
    BG Staffing Inc (NYSE: BGSF) shares fell 12.7 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading after reporting a common stock offering.
    8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) fell 9.3 percent to $20.00 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited (NASDAQ: APWC) fell 7.7 percent to $2.35 in pre-market trading after rising 3.88 percent on Thursday.
    Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS) shares fell 7.5 percent to $30.49 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat earnings for its first quarter on Thursday. Comps were up 1 percent in the quarter.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) fell 6.4 percent to $33.91 in pre-market trading.
    Buckle Inc (NYSE: BKE) fell 4.9 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading following weak quarterly sales.
    China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF) shares fell 4.9 percent to $3.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 11.53 percent on Thursday.
    Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) fell 4.8 percent to $78.98 in pre-market trading. Ross Stores reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak forecast for the current quarter.
    Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE: CPE) shares fell 4.7 percent to $11.90 in pre-market trading after the company reported pricing of common

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Rockwell Medical (NASDAQ:RMTI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rockwell Medical earned a coverage optimism score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 45.9519778074443 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: Zosano Pharma Corporation(ZSAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Zosano Pharma (NASDAQ:ZSAN) will announce its earnings results after the market closes on Tuesday, May 15th.

    Zosano Pharma (NASDAQ:ZSAN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, March 12th. The biotechnology company reported ($3.80) EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($4.80) by $1.00.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Zosano Pharma Corp. (NASDAQ: ZSAN) dropped about 17% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $0.54 after closing at $0.65 on Friday. Volume was around 720,000, about 10% below the daily average of around 850,000. The company had no specific news.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: FEI Company(FEIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about FEI (NASDAQ:FEIC) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. FEI earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 43.5801711111494 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.