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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019

You don’t have to invest in penny stocks to find low priced-stocks that represent good values. There are plenty of companies that trade under $20 that have exceptional growth potential. You might even call the price point the sweet spot of investing.

We asked three Motley Fool contributors to identify top stocks under $20 that investors could buy right now to generate exceptional returns. Below they discuss Crocs (NASDAQ:CROX), Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI), and Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN).

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Getting back on the right foot

Dan Caplinger (Crocs): Many apparel and footwear companies go through a brief period of popularity, establishing a fashion craze that quickly flames out. Crocs appeared to be exactly that sort of company, with its now-famous sandals with holes having created a huge business that sent the stock soaring in 2007. Yet the financial crisis threw the footwear specialist for a loop, and even after a modest recovery in 2010 and 2011, Crocs struggled to put together a lasting turnaround strategy. By last year, shares had lost 90% of their value from the 2007 peak.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: BlackRock New Jersey Municipal Income Trust(BNJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News headlines about Blackrock New Jersey Municipal Income Tr (NYSE:BNJ) have been trending positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Blackrock New Jersey Municipal Income Tr earned a news impact score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 47.9578208138909 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Blackrock New Jersey Municipal Income Tr (NYSE:BNJ) have trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blackrock New Jersey Municipal Income Tr earned a news impact score of 0.36 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the investment management company an impact score of 48.5554072096128 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Evercore Partners Inc(EVR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    EVRAZ plc (LON:EVR)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as GBX 578 ($7.53) and last traded at GBX 578 ($7.53), with a volume of 1513584 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at GBX 568.20 ($7.40).

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Fiserv, Inc.(FISV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Fiserv Inc (NASDAQ:FISV) – Wedbush boosted their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Fiserv in a report released on Monday, August 13th. Wedbush analyst M. Katri now anticipates that the business services provider will earn $3.14 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $3.12. Wedbush also issued estimates for Fiserv’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.84 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.87 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.91 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $3.47 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 7th. The business services provider reported $0.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.84. Fiserv had a return on equity of 47.56% and a net margin of 20.39%. The business had revenue of $1.55 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.55 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.71 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts expect that Fiserv Inc will post 3.46 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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    Fiserv Profile

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Fiserv Inc (NASDAQ:FISV) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the eighteen brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $76.82.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cerity Partners LLC reduced its stake in Fiserv Inc (NASDAQ:FISV) by 0.5% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 27,751 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 139 shares during the quarter. Cerity Partners LLC’s holdings in Fiserv were worth $2,039,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Fortinet, Inc.(FTNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Aldebaran Financial Inc. lessened its holdings in Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ:FTNT) by 5.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 83,572 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 5,040 shares during the period. Fortinet accounts for approximately 3.6% of Aldebaran Financial Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 3rd largest holding. Aldebaran Financial Inc.’s holdings in Fortinet were worth $5,217,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fortinet (NASDAQ:FTNT) issued an update on its first quarter 2019 earnings guidance on Wednesday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.37-0.39 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.41. The company issued revenue guidance of $465-475 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $470.4 million.Fortinet also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $2.05-2.10 EPS.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Fortinet Inc.’s (NASDAQ: FTNT) short interest increased to 7.23 million shares from the previous 6.98 million. Shares were trading at $89.51. The 52-week range is $35.44 to $91.27.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Cybersecurity company Fortinet (NASDAQ:FTNT) announced its first-quarter results after the market closed on May 3. The report featured double-digit revenue expansion and explosive earnings growth, and the company expects its third-generation network security products to drive continued growth for the next few years. Here’s what investors need to know about Fortinet’s first-quarter results.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Stock in cybersecurity company Fortinet, Inc. (NASDAQ:FTNT) surged 10.5% in May according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The catalyst for the move appears to be a strong, but somewhat confusing, set of first-quarter results given at the start of the month.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Fortinet Inc.’s (NASDAQ: FTNT) short interest increased to 4.68 million shares from the previous 3.93 million. Shares were trading at $56.07. The 52-week range is $35.44 to $57.98.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Fogo de Chao, Inc.(FOGO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Fogo De Chao (NASDAQ: FOGO) and Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    But with a VQScore of 4, our top score, this company is one of the best stocks you can buy right now, which means the Raymond James rating might be too conservative. Not only are you getting a company with growth potential, you’re getting it at an excellent price.

    Restaurant Stocks to Buy, No. 2: Fogo de Chao Inc. (Nasdaq: FOGO)

    Fogo de Chao Inc. (Nasdaq: FOGO) is upscale Brazilian steakhouse, originally opened in Brazil in 1979. Fogo de Chao currently has 47 restaurants across the world.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fogo De Chao (NASDAQ:FOGO) and Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ:TXRH) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and dividends.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Advantest Corporation (Kabushiki Kaisha Advantest) ADS(ATE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Antibe Therapeutics Inc (CVE:ATE) Director Nicolas Bourgeois bought 100,000 shares of Antibe Therapeutics stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 18th. The shares were acquired at an average price of C$0.26 per share, for a total transaction of C$26,000.00.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Videocon d2h Limited(VDTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News headlines about Videocon d2h (NASDAQ:VDTH) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Videocon d2h earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 44.8019957983193 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Videocon d2h (NASDAQ: VDTH) and MSG Networks (NYSE:MSGN) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, valuation, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Videocon d2h (NASDAQ: VDTH) and DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS INC. Common Stock (NASDAQ:DISCA) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Immunomedics, Inc.(IMMU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Celldex Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CLDX) and Immunomedics (NASDAQ:IMMU) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rock Springs Capital Management LP bought a new position in Immunomedics, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMMU) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 450,000 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,575,000. Rock Springs Capital Management LP owned 0.27% of Immunomedics at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Swiss National Bank cut its holdings in Immunomedics, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMMU) by 4.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 203,050 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 8,600 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank’s holdings in Immunomedics were worth $4,806,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    After unveiling positive results for its lead drug, sacituzumab govitecan, in breast cancer at the influential American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference, shares in Immunomedics (NASDAQ:IMMU) rallied by as much as 14.7% today before settling in for a gain of 9.3% at 3 p.m. EDT.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Broadcom Corporation(BRCM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCM) traded down about 1.4% Friday and posted a new 52-week low of $222.00 after closing Thursday at $225.25. The stock’s 52-week high is $285.68. Volume totaled around 3.9 million, just under the daily average of about 4.1 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Headlines about Broadcom (NASDAQ:BRCM) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Broadcom earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the semiconductor manufacturer an impact score of 43.7335359332371 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Pan American Silver Corp.(PAAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Silver prices hit lows not seen since 2016 last week. Silver stocks, unsurprisingly, are getting beaten up, too. Shares of Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS), for instance, have dropped 16% in the past three months. Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE:WPM) has fared even worse, losing a quarter of its value during that period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    Analyzing McEwen Mining (MUX) & Pan American Silver (PAAS) (americanbankingnews.com) Brokerages Anticipate Pan American Silver Corp. (PAAS) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $216.36 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Pan American Silver Corp. (PAAS) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Pan American Silver Corp. (PAAS) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.16 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)

    Several analysts have weighed in on PAAS shares. BidaskClub cut shares of Pan American Silver from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 6th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Pan American Silver from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 23rd. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and issued a $19.50 target price on shares of Pan American Silver in a research report on Wednesday, April 4th. Finally, Deutsche Bank dropped their target price on shares of Pan American Silver from $20.00 to $19.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Pan American Silver has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $21.10.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019

Huge public companies still prospered this past year despite wild swings between market uncertainty and volatility, punctuated by unexpected political outcomes.

The 2017 Global 2000 is bigger and more valuable in the aggregate than last year’s list, with higher sales, profits, assets and market values. The list as a whole is significantly more valuable from the year prior, with aggregate market capitalization up 10%. Here’s how we crunched the numbers.

Despite slowing GDP figures, China and the U.S., whose companies make up more than 40% of the list, continue to dominate the top 10 list with financial giants including #1 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) and #4 JPMorgan Chase. China’s two-year stronghold of the top 3 spots was disrupted this year with Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway snagging the third spot, another signal that U.S. companies didn’t suffer terribly from market uncertainty that defined the year, as Berkshire owns many other American staple stocks.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Fiserv, Inc.(FISV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) was upgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report released on Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rathbone Brothers plc purchased a new stake in Fiserv Inc (NASDAQ:FISV) during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor purchased 3,500 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $259,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as $74.61 and last traded at $74.25, with a volume of 72911 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $73.51.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $76.14 and last traded at $74.93, with a volume of 49348 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $75.96.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Masimo Corporation(MASI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sei Investments Co. grew its position in Masimo Co. (NASDAQ:MASI) by 57.2% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 43,714 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 15,898 shares during the quarter. Sei Investments Co.’s holdings in Masimo were worth $3,845,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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

    So which stocks do our healthcare experts have their eye on right now? We asked these three Motley Fool investors to weigh in, and they pickedAbbVie (NYSE:ABBV),Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH), and Masimo (NASDAQ:MASI).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Masimo Co. (NASDAQ:MASI) Director Steven Barker sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $100.00, for a total value of $1,000,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 73,249 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,324,900. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By VantagePoint]

    Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ: MASI) had a predictive moving average crossover to the upside in early-April indicating a bullish trend. As soon as the blue line crossed above the black line, VantagePoint users knew they should start taking long positions in this market. The Neural Index also supported that move to the upside. In 18 trading days, $MASI was up almost 14 percent or $11.77 per share.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    HL Financial Services LLC raised its holdings in shares of Masimo (NASDAQ:MASI) by 9.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 37,977 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,260 shares during the quarter. HL Financial Services LLC’s holdings in Masimo were worth $3,340,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: United Natural Foods, Inc.(UNFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) had its price target lowered by Wells Fargo & Co from $50.00 to $45.00 in a research report report published on Thursday. The firm currently has a market perform rating on the stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $3.18-3.23 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.10. The company issued revenue guidance of $10.2-10.3 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $10.10 billion.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Earnest Partners LLC increased its holdings in shares of United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) by 2.7% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 1,768,903 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 47,060 shares during the period. Earnest Partners LLC owned 3.51% of United Natural Foods worth $75,957,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Liberty Global plc(LILA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in shares of Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA) during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm bought 16,429 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $320,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas cut its holdings in shares of Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA) by 39.2% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 10,187 shares of the company’s stock after selling 6,571 shares during the quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Liberty Latin America were worth $198,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the ten ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $24.75.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) and Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: CrossAmerica Partners LP(CAPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CrossAmerica Partners (NYSE:CAPL) – Research analysts at Jefferies Group reduced their FY2018 earnings estimates for CrossAmerica Partners in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, May 9th. Jefferies Group analyst C. Mandeville now forecasts that the oil and gas company will earn $0.24 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $0.32. Jefferies Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $28.00 target price on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for CrossAmerica Partners’ Q1 2019 earnings at $0.07 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.13 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.14 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.42 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CrossAmerica Partners (NYSE:CAPL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, February 26th. The oil and gas company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.06. CrossAmerica Partners had a return on equity of 4.73% and a net margin of 0.84%. The company had revenue of $552.66 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $572.48 million. sell-side analysts anticipate that CrossAmerica Partners will post 0.24 EPS for the current year.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now

Whether you have an index fund, an actively managed portfolio or a tactical portfolio, for the past year or so, your portfolio probably has been doing so-so. Not performing poorly, but not doing great either. The portfolios of most investors arent crashing; they are sort of running in place.

See Also: 7 Good Stocks with Hidden Value

But we have witnessed huge rallies in recent weeks. And also huge declines. So whats going on?

To start with, the markets peaked about a year ago. Since then, investors have been on a volatile rollercoaster that has a downward bias.

The Dow Jones industrial average peaked at 18,351 a year ago and has had two major declines since then. Each recovery rally has not been able to surpass the peak.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(ICPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Sean Williams, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]

    With this in mind, we picked the brains of three Motley Fool investors to gauge what biotech stock they believe investors should consider buying right now. Topping the list were mid-caps Intercept Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ICPT) and Xencor (NASDAQ:XNCR), as well as biotech blue-chip Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG).

  • [By Sean Williams]

    As you can see, there’s a lot of excitement in the NASH space at the moment, and plenty of big drug stocks are itching to add a promising NASH drug to their product pipelines. But one name that continues to be left out in the cold is Intercept Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ICPT).

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: The Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc.(CUBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc. common stock (NASDAQ:CUBA) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc. common stock earned a news sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the investment management company an impact score of 48.5554072096128 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Fiserv, Inc.(FISV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as $74.61 and last traded at $74.25, with a volume of 72911 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $73.51.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. trimmed its stake in Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) by 22.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 40,589 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 11,568 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Fiserv were worth $2,879,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $76.14 and last traded at $74.93, with a volume of 49348 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $75.96.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) was upgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report released on Friday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC bought a new stake in Fiserv Inc (NASDAQ:FISV) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 3,586 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $256,000.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: iShares Intermediate Credit Bond (CIU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    These are the top 5 holdings of ARKANSAS FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) – 239,571 shares, 25.69% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.73%iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH) – 277,760 shares, 23.14% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.52%iShares 1-3 Year Credit Bond ETF (CSJ) – 400,939 shares, 18.49% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 1.16%iShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF (CIU) – 229,423 shares, 10.93% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 5.93%Vanguard Mid-Cap (VO) – 82,652 shares, 5.66% of the total p

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

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SNDX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNDX) was down, falling around 21 percent to $8.76 after the company issued updated results from Phase 2 ENCORE trial of entinostat in combo with KEYTRUDA.

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    Syndax (SNDX) is developing entinostat, a Class I HDAC inhibitor, for the treatment of solid tumors. Shares popped recently following the release of Syndax’s first quarter earnings results, but a bigger catalyst on the horizon is the upcoming ASCO oncology conference in June. Syndax is due to present updated data from the ENCORE-601 Phase 2 trial in melanoma and lung cancer.

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Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2018

Dollar General (DG) marked its 27th consecutive year of same-store sales growth in fiscal 2016. It followed this milestone up with a beat on both the top and bottom lines during its first quarter of 2017, with comps once again growing – but by only about 0.7%. As I was sifting through the retail carnage, Dollar General was one of the companies that stood out as above average, so I decided to take a closer look with this article.

The business

The company’s primary niche seems to come from its low cost operating structure. The majority of its stores are rural, with roughly 70% of them located in towns of 20,000 people or less. It constantly seeks ways to reduce (or at least control) costs that won’t affect the shopping experience for its customers, many of whom are primarily in a lower income bracket. This is exhibited by its low prices, where 80% of its stock-keeping units are set at $5 or less.

Source: 2016 10-K

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2018: Encore Wire Corporation(WIRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Encore Wire (NASDAQ: WIRE) and Arconic (NYSE:ARNC) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2018: Lincoln National Corporation(LNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Lincoln National Corp. (NYSE: LNC) also had the man at the top selling stock last week. Dennis Glass, the CEO of this insurance and retirement focused company, sold a block of 75,000 shares at between $71.00 and $71.28 apiece. The total for the sale was posted at $5 million. Shares closed Friday at $71.69, in a 52-week rangeof $34.16 to $73.71. The consensus price target is $73.17.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    * The market bent yesterday but today it stabilized. (A good showing, all things being considered–but in no way decisive going forward).
    * Gold +$5/oz.
    * Crude oil +$0.50 and the rise is taking up some energy stocks.
    * The Russell returned to the spotlight.
    * Life insurance–particularly Lincoln National (LNC) (on an upgrade). Hartford Financial Services (HIG) gets a small lift.
    * Retail returned from the depths. The standouts–L Brands (LB) , Kohl’s (KSS) , Bed Bath (BBBY) , Nordstrom (JWN) and Gap (GPS) .
    * Ag equipment–after an analyst upgrade yesterday.
    * Brokerages.
    * Homebuilders catch a bid.
    * Day one of the Masters Golf Tournament.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2018: Fiserv, Inc.(FISV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider selling last week:Corcept Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CORT), Customers Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: CUBI), Ellie Mae Inc. (NYSE: ELLI), Fiserv Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV) and Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA).

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2018: Omnicom Group Inc.(OMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    We reprise five of last year’s components: Boeing (BA), CVS Health (CVS), International Business Machines (IBM), Omnicom Group (OMC) and Texas Instruments (TXN), which means they obviously are buys.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2018: Signet Jewelers Limited(SIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE: SIG) which rose about 2% to $39.48. The stocks 52-week range is $187.96 to $314.86. Volume was 3.8 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.8 million.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Signet Jewelers (SIG) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after the Washington Post broke the news of a class action arbitration suit against the company alleging discrimination against women at the company.

    Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

    Signet Jewelersdropped 13% to $63.59 today, while the S&P 500 declined 0.3% to 2,363.64.

    The Washington Post broke the news last night, which caused Signet’s stock to tumble more than 8% before it was halted. Signet’s stock continued to fall after it released a statement pointing out that the class action didn’t involve sexual harassment, just whether women were paid less than men or passed over for promotions, as if that should make us feel better. Then it concluded by noting that it had “thoroughly investigated the allegations and have concluded they are not substantiated by the facts and certainly do not reflect our culture.” Because self-investigating always works.

    Signet Jewelers’ market capitalization fell to $4.4 billion today from $5.1 billion yesterday. It reported net income of $468 million on sales of $6.6 billion in 2016.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE: SIG) which traded down about 30% at $53.20. The stocks 52-week range is $46.09 to $101.46. Volume wasover 18million versus the daily average of 1.8 million shares.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE: SIG) which jumped 8.8% to $70.06. The gain was following news that the company had a solid earnings report. The stocks 52-week range is $62.10 to $125.45. Volume was 7.48 million which is well above the daily average of around 1.69 million shares.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE: SIG) which rose about 5% to $52.34. The stocks 52-week range is $46.09 to $99.19. Volume was4 million compared to its average volume of 2 million.

Hot Financial Stocks To Own For 2018

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Most investors have neither the time nor inclination to listen to a company’s earnings call. I, however, have no girlfriend so what else do I have to do? All jokes aside, I intend on evaluating the current state of the business and how that impacts the future. There were many positives and uncertainties that Dick’s (DKS) faces going forward. So sit back, grab some popcorn, and let’s do this.

Numbers (3Q 2017) Starting with financials, Dick’s reported a non – GAAP EPS of $0.30 for the third quarter of 2017. This was at the upper end of their guidance, which was $0.22 – $0.30. Their total sales increased 7.4% to approximately $1.94 billion and their e-commerce business increased 16%. Consolidated same store sales decreased 0.9%. According to Lee Belitsky, their CFO, “the comp decrease was driven by a 0.9% decrease in transactions and no change in ticket.” Dick’s Gross profit for the Q3 was $534.1 million or 27.47% of sales and that was down 3.07% versus last year. Lee Belitsky stated, “this decline was driven by lower merchandise margins in a promotional marketplace that were in line with our previous forecast.” More Numbers (4Q 2017 & 2018) Looking forward to 4Q 2017, Dick’s expects consolidated same store sales to be flat to low-single digit negative. Looking even further in 2018, Dick’s expects comparative store sales to be approximately flat again. They will reduce their new store growth to between 15-20 new stores compared to the 59 they opened in 2017. In addition, Dick’s plans on increasing investments in their e-commerce business, the technology in their stores, store payroll, their digital HQ platform, and their private brands next year. Given these investments, continued gross margin pressure, and flat comps, they are expecting their earnings per diluted share could fall up to 20% in 2018. Enough Numbers (My Thesis)

Their total sales increased 7.4% to approximately $1.94 billion. However, that is only half the picture. Their inventory only rose by 4%. That implies that they do not have any inventories issues. Ed Stack, CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods, confirmed this in the conference call (the exception is their hunting category). The fact that their sales rose faster than inventory is a sign of a healthy retail business.

Hot Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Fiserv, Inc.(FISV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider selling last week:Corcept Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CORT), Customers Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: CUBI), Ellie Mae Inc. (NYSE: ELLI), Fiserv Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV) and Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA).

Hot Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Meritage Corporation(MTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Next week is big for housing numbers. March existing home sales figures are scheduled for  Monday and new home sales for March along with the February S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index on Tuesday. As for homebuilders, Pulte Group, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) is scheduled to report  Q1 results Tuesday, and D.R. Horton Inc (NYSE: DHI) is scheduled to report fiscal Q2 numbers on Thursday. The industry already has seen strong Q1 results from Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN), and housing starts and building permits in March rose more than expected. These results, as well as those and the economic data from next week could provide clues for the industry going forward. After NVR, Inc. (NYSE: NVR) reports results this morning, Meritage Homes Corp. (NYSE: MTH) releases its Q1 results April 25. We’ll have to wait until next month for some of the other homebuilders, as well as from home improvement companies Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD) and Lowe’s Companies Inc (NYSE: LOW), before we get a more complete snapshot of the housing market.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    WhenMeritage Homes Corp(NYSE:MTH) last reported earnings to wrap up fiscal 2016, it left investors with reason to be concerned. The company finished the year with strong 15% home-closing revenue growth in the fourth quarter, 19% home-closing revenue growth for the full year, and a 15% jump in earnings per share for the year. Unfortunately, the homebuilder reported that its unit sales, and that its backlog of homes on order, were down from the year-ago period in the fourth quarter — not a positive metric considering the general strength of the new homes market and the company’s success in expanding and growing in recent years.

Hot Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Chevron Corporation(CVX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) reversed to a profit of $2.68 billion or $1.41 per share from a loss of $725 million or $0.39 per share last year, beating the $0.86 per share consensus by a wide margin.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) traded up 2.44% at $117.28. The stock’s 52-week range is $102.55 to $133.88. Volume was about 30% below the daily average of around 7.3 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Exxon Mobil is down 9.38%. BP Plc. (NYSE ADR: BP) is down 8.91 %. Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) is down 7.65%. That’s all during a time when the Dow is up 4.3%.

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    Carl Icahn has big plans for the US auto-parts sector — and big retailers like AutoZone (NYSE: AZO), O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY) and Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP) aren’t going to like them: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    USA Unit Labor Costs (QoQ) for Q1 2.20% vs 2.50% consensus estimate. Nonfarm Productivity (QoQ) for Q1 0.00% vs -0.20% consensus estimate.
    US Services Purchasing Managers' Index for May is schedule for release at 9:45 a.m. ET.
    Data on factory orders for April will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The ISM non-manufacturing index for May is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The labor market conditions index for May will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    The TD Ameritrade Investor Movement Index for May is schedule for release at 12:30 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    HSBC upgraded Chevron (NYSE: CVX) from Hold to Buy
    Susquehanna upgraded Skechers (NYSE: SKX) from Neutral to Positive
    Deutsche Bank upgraded WEX (NYSE: WEX) from Hold to Buy
    Pacific Crest downgraded Apple from Overweight to Sector Weight
    RBC downgraded Perrigo (NYSE: PRGO) from Sector Perform to Underperform
    Wedbush downgraded Endocyte (NASDAQ: ECYT) from Outperform to Neutral

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Wednesday was Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) which traded up 1.55% at $114.24. The stock’s 52-week range is $97.53 to $119.00. Volume was about 20% below the daily average of around 17 million shares. The company had no specific news.