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Top 5 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now

Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc (NYSE:ZBH) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2018. Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc is a medical device company. It designs, manufactures, and markets orthopedic reconstructive implants, as well as supplies and surgical equipment for orthopedic surgery under brands like NexGen, Persona, Zimmer, and Polaris. Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc has a market cap of $25.36 billion; its shares were traded at around $124.33 with and P/S ratio of 3.22. The dividend yield of Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc stocks is 0.77%. Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc had annual average EBITDA growth of 0.30% over the past ten years.

For the last quarter Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc reported a revenue of $2.1 billion, compared with the revenue of $2.1 billion during the same period a year ago. For the latest fiscal year the company reported a revenue of $7.9 billion, an increase of 1.4% from last year. For the last five years Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc had an average revenue growth rate of 13.7% a year.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Maiden Hldgs Ltd(MHLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Horace Mann Educators (NYSE: HMN) and Maiden (NASDAQ:MHLD) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Maiden (NASDAQ: MHLD) and Mercury General (NYSE:MCY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $10.67 per share on revenue of $2.87 billion.
    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $6.00 billion.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $803.36 million.
    Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: SEP) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $751.57 million.
    IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $923.80 million.
    Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $691.75 million.
    Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $7.41 billion.
    ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.84 per share on revenue of $346.28 million.
    TechnipFMC plc (NYSE: FTI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.33 per share on revenue of $3.13 billion.
    Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.91 per share on revenue of $401.76 million.
    The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE: DNB) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $386.91 million.
    Matrix Service Company (NASDAQ: MTRX) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $285.16 million.
    Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MHLD) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $739.31 million.
    tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $428.25 million.
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Top 5 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.(FRGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) rose 30.8 percent to $22.00 in pre-market trading after declining 18.63 percent on Monday.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 14.5 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) rose 15.2 percent to $4.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) shares rose 14.1 percent to $19.50 in pre-market trading after reporting stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) rose 13.4 percent to $15.40 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) shares rose 13.2 percent to $16.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 12.6 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) shares rose 10 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 9.7 percent to $3.05 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 8 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 7.3 percent to $23.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG) rose 7.1 percent to $6.09 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) rose 6.4 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.08 percent on Monday.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 6.3 percent to $11.75 in pre-market trading fol
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ:FRGI) reached a new 52-week high during trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $30.40 and last traded at $30.50, with a volume of 2568 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $29.95.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:FRGI) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

    Orthopediatrics (NASDAQ:KIDS) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ:FRGI) saw a significant drop in short interest during the month of September. As of September 14th, there was short interest totalling 1,541,517 shares, a drop of 23.2% from the August 31st total of 2,006,830 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 251,295 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 6.1 days. Approximately 5.9% of the company’s stock are short sold.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Google Inc.(GOOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levy]

    Hulu’s (soon to be majority controlled by Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS)) Live TV service launched last May, and it’s already attracted 955,000 subscribers, according to estimates from Strategy Analytics. Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) YouTube TV launched around the same time and it has an estimated 410,000 subscribers. All told, five companies with practically no presence in pay TV just a couple of years ago have a total of 2.6 million subscribers. And that number is growing quickly.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Yesterday, Samsung’s Harman Kardon announced a new $600 smart speaker called the Citation 500 that will integrate Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google Assistant. Today, Bose unveiled a trio of new products, including Bose Home Speaker 500, a Soundbar 700, and Soundbar 500 — all of which integrate Amazon.com’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) Alexa.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    For a couple of giants like Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) and salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM), $75 million is pocket change. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t thoughtful about where they invest, so if they shelled that sum out for a stake in the U.K. start-up GoCardless, assume smart folks gave it some thought. GoCardless, a fintech start-up that lets its clients collect recurring payments from online customers via automated direct debit, will use this capital infusion to help fund its U.S. and international expansion.

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    Waymo, the self-driving car company owned by Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), has made considerable strides in the autonomous vehicle market lately, most notably the launch of its commercial self-driving car service late last year.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    As an example, in 2014, Google, which is now known as Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL), issued a new class of stock. The pre-existing Class C shares (GOOG) have no voting rights, while the 2014-issued Class A shares (GOOGL) have one vote per share. Because Alphabet is such a mammoth of a company, its inclusion in the S&P 500 makes sense…but only if both classes of its stock are tracked by the S&P 500. 

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: 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 5 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Sinovac Biotech Ltd.(SVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about Sinovac Biotech (NASDAQ:SVA) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sinovac Biotech earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 45.8977999719642 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019

Given the S&P 500’s 16% gain over the past 12 months and its 50% rise over the last three years, it’s fair to say stocks have performed very well recently. While such a strong run-up is nice for investors’ portfolio values, it makes finding good stocks at reasonable prices a more difficult task.

But one market leader with strong fundamentals surprisingly continues to trade at a very conservative valuation. That company is none other than Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) — parent company of ESPN; Disney theme parks; and a thriving studio business that includes movies from Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar, and Disney. In a market like this, Disney offers investors a way to buy a quality company while allocating money to one of the few strong market leaders left with a conservative valuation.

An Overview
Disney’s recently reported third-quarter results drive home why Disney stock is such a steal at just 14 times earnings. The company’s fundamentals relative to its conservative valuation make the media giant appear undervalued.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Summit Materials, Inc.(SUM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Summit Materials Inc (NYSE:SUM)’s share price shot up 7.4% on Wednesday following insider buying activity. The stock traded as high as $17.78 and last traded at $17.71. 2,267,248 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 25% from the average session volume of 1,815,984 shares. The stock had previously closed at $16.49.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Summit Materials Inc (NYSE:SUM) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $30.15.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Summit Materials (SUM)

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Summit Materials Inc. (NYSE: SUM) traded down about 2.3% Friday to set a new 52-week low of $18.47 after closing at $18.90 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $34.06. Volume was about double the daily average of around 2 million. The company had no specific news and shares recovered later in the morning and are on track to post a gain of around 1% for the day.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA grew its position in Summit Materials Inc (NYSE:SUM) by 46.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 974,473 shares of the construction company’s stock after buying an additional 308,159 shares during the period. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA’s holdings in Summit Materials were worth $25,580,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    GMT Capital Corp grew its holdings in Summit Materials Inc (NYSE:SUM) by 5.3% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 927,315 shares of the construction company’s stock after acquiring an additional 46,300 shares during the quarter. GMT Capital Corp’s holdings in Summit Materials were worth $24,342,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: International Tower Hill Mines Ltd(THM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    While a 209% gain is exciting, FunctionX’s gains are in the past. After looking at the 10 top penny stocks to watch this week, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with serious profit potential ahead of it…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    FunctionX Inc. (OTCMKTS: FNCX) $0.03 209%
    Turtle Beach Corp. (Nasdaq: HEAR) $4.48 52.73%
    DPW Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DPW) $1.16 51.31%
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast Inc. (Nasdaq: EGC) $5.62 49.33%
    MYnd Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: MYND) $1.91 49.21%
    Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solutions Holding Ltd. (Nasdaq: KONE) $6.43 48.42%
    Rennova Health Inc. (OTCMKTS: RNVA) $0.02 44.30%
    International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. (NYSE: THM) $0.72 41.64%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.13 41.14%
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: BLCM) $8.87 40.53%

    As the gains above suggest, penny stocks can provides tremendous returns for investors very quickly. However, it’s important to note that investing in penny stocks is also inherently risky.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    International Tower Hill Mines Ltd (NYSEAMERICAN:THM) (TSE:ITH) saw a large growth in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 689,433 shares, a growth of 3.8% from the April 30th total of 663,894 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 155,359 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.4 days. Approximately 0.5% of the shares of the company are short sold.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    International Tower Hill Mines Ltd (NYSEAMERICAN:THM) (TSE:ITH) saw a significant decline in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 686,901 shares, a decline of 1.8% from the July 13th total of 699,840 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 94,382 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 7.3 days.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: TTM Technologies, Inc.(TTMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTMI) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation, four have issued a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $20.40.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TTM Technologies (NASDAQ:TTMI) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eight analysts that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $19.80.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTMI) EVP Tai Keung Chung sold 23,345 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.90, for a total transaction of $441,220.50. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 50,357 shares in the company, valued at approximately $951,747.30. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of TTM Technologies (NASDAQ:TTMI) rose as much as 13.6% higher on Thursday morning thanks to a strong second-quarter earnings report. By 1:30 p.m. EDT, the stock had cooled down somewhat to an 11.7% gain above Wednesday’s closing prices.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Best Buy Co., Inc.(BBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Shares of Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) rocketed higher last week, after the consumer electronics giant reported strong results for the final quarter of fiscal 2019. As usual, the company beat its guidance last quarter. It also offered a solid outlook for fiscal 2020.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Walmart (NYSE:WMT) is expanding its nascent partnership with Handy — a service that connects homeowners with professionals for in-home installation and assembly — to online orders. Walmart aims to match similar services being offered by Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), Best Buy (NYSE:BBY), IKEA, and Target (NYSE:TGT).

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Over on earnings row, Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) posted Q1 earnings of 82 cents a share, above Wall Street analysts’ estimates of 74 cents. Revenue also beat estimates, and same-store sales jumped 7.1 percent. This continued what has generally been a positive earnings season for most of the major retailers. However, shares of BBY slid 5 percent early in the session. Another retailer, Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), is scheduled to report after the close today.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    But on April 19, Roku’s stock plunged 12% after Amazon partnered with Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) to sell new Amazon-powered “Fire TVs” in its stores and on its website this summer. These TVs — which are produced by Toshiba and Best Buy’s in-house brand Insignia — will be fully integrated with Amazon’s services and Alexa. Best Buy will also become a merchant for the Fire TVs on Amazon’s website.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    With Apple seeing sluggish demand for its pricey new iPhones, and with the overall smartphone market in a state of malaise, Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) couldn’t rely on mobile devices to drive growth in the fourth quarter. Thankfully for the consumer electronics retailer, other products picked up the slack.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    But there was more upbeat news elsewhere, with No. 3 airline United Continental (NYSE:UAL) beating on earnings and freight rail titan CSX (NASDAQ:CSX) delivering record first-quarter numbers. Also on the rapid growth train: Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG), whose da Vinci systems are selling at an impressive rate. And speaking of sales of tech products, the guys close out the episode by explaining why it’s a win-win that Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) are joining forces to sell smart TVs.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Barnes & Noble, Inc.(BKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) has been in a slow, steady decline driven by the failure of its digital strategy and a loss of relevance for its stores.

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) has been a slowly sinking ship for many years. You can blame some of that on Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and some on the chain’s own incompetence.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 21, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

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    Stocks to Watch Today: STZ, AMZN, BKS
    Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE: STZ) leads today’s list of companies reporting earnings. The spirits giant reported earnings per share of $2.87 on top of $2.30 billion in revenue. Those figures topped consensus expectations of $2.58 on top of $2.25 billion. The company also announced it had increased its 2019 fiscal guidance. Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is generating some negative press this morning. The e-commerce giant had announced an hourly wage hike for its workers on Tuesday. However, as we dig deeper into the announcement, it turns out that the firm has eliminated monthly bonuses and stock awards from its hourly employees. In addition, Bloomberg is reporting that Chinese equipment manufacturer Super Micro may have allowed microchips that could be used for spying into equipment run in Amazon Web Services. Amazon has denied the report. In deal news, Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) shares popped 18% on news that the firm is exploring a potential sale. According to reports, the firm has received interest from several parties, including the firm’s chair, Leonard Riggio, who developed Barnes & Noble’s modern franchise in 1971. Shares of BKS stock had been off about 18% since January as the firm continues to struggle against Amazon and faces a difficult retail environment. Look for other earnings reports from Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST), International Speedway Corp. (NASDAQ: ISCA), and Sky Solar Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: SKYS)

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Nicholas Financial Inc.(NICK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    CPI Card Group (NASDAQ: PMTS) and Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ:NICK) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ: NICK) and Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ:ECPG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Nicholas Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:NICK) major shareholder Adam K. Peterson acquired 5,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 9th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $10.80 per share, for a total transaction of $59,400.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s stock are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ: NICK) and CPI Card Group (NASDAQ:PMTS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ: NICK) and Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ:ECPG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: B2Gold Corp(BTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    B2Gold Corp. (TSE:BTO) (NYSE:BTG) – Research analysts at National Bank Financial issued their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of B2Gold in a report released on Wednesday, August 15th. National Bank Financial analyst D. Demarco anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of $0.05 for the quarter. National Bank Financial currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $6.50 target price on the stock. National Bank Financial also issued estimates for B2Gold’s FY2020 earnings at $0.30 EPS.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for BTG (LON: BTG):

    9/7/2018 – BTG had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. 9/7/2018 – BTG had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital. 9/4/2018 – BTG had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. 9/4/2018 – BTG had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a GBX 645 ($8.40) price target on the stock. 8/21/2018 – BTG had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They now have a GBX 650 ($8.47) price target on the stock. 8/9/2018 – BTG had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. They now have a GBX 640 ($8.34) price target on the stock. 8/9/2018 – BTG had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital. 8/1/2018 – BTG had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. 7/19/2018 – BTG had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

    Shares of BTG stock opened at GBX 558.50 ($7.27) on Monday. BTG plc has a one year low of GBX 559.82 ($7.29) and a one year high of GBX 784 ($10.21).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here is how other cryptocurrencies have performed in the last day:

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    Zcash (ZEC) traded 2.6% lower against the dollar and now trades at $110.45 or 0.01761262 BTC. Bitcoin Gold (BTG) traded up 3.3% against the dollar and now trades at $25.07 or 0.00399774 BTC. Horizen (ZEN) traded down 3.4% against the dollar and now trades at $13.68 or 0.00218132 BTC. Bitcoin Private (BTCP) traded down 0.9% against the dollar and now trades at $2.49 or 0.00039650 BTC. Bitcoin Interest (BCI) traded down 4.4% against the dollar and now trades at $0.96 or 0.00015281 BTC. ZClassic (ZCL) traded 0.1% lower against the dollar and now trades at $3.20 or 0.00051056 BTC. BitcoinZ (BTCZ) traded 1% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.0006 or 0.00000009 BTC. Zero (ZER) traded 5.1% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.14 or 0.00002203 BTC. Hush (HUSH) traded 2.9% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.10 or 0.00001645 BTC. VoteCoin (VOT) traded down 6.4% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0034 or 0.00000054 BTC.

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Platinum Group Metals Ltd.(PLG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Platinum Group Metals (TSE:PTM) (NYSE:PLG) traded down 18.2% during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as C$0.18 and last traded at C$0.18. 643,238 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 400% from the average session volume of 128,626 shares. The stock had previously closed at C$0.22.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Platinum Group Metals Limited (TSE:PTM) (NYSE:PLG) insider Hosken Consolidated Investment acquired 433,804 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 28th. The stock was acquired at an average price of C$0.10 per share, with a total value of C$43,380.40.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Platinum Group Metals Limited (NYSEAMERICAN:PLG) (TSE:PTM) saw a large drop in short interest during the month of August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 4,828,659 shares, a drop of 3.2% from the July 31st total of 4,990,069 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,660,003 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.9 days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Platinum Group Metals Limited (NYSEAMERICAN:PLG) (TSE:PTM) shares shot up 0% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $0.18 and last traded at $0.16. 1,355,167 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 7% from the average session volume of 1,262,726 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.16.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Premier, Inc.(PINC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Premier (NASDAQ:PINC) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. The firm currently has a $40.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $32.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB lifted its stake in shares of Premier Inc (NASDAQ:PINC) by 28.2% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 9,095 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,000 shares during the quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB’s holdings in Premier were worth $285,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Jupai (NYSE:JP) and Premier (NASDAQ:PINC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) is projected to post quarterly loss at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.97 billion.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.59 per share on revenue of $909.36 million.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $294.79 million.
    General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $980.61 million.
    Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $598.45 million.
    Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1 per share on revenue of $746.42 million.
    Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $319.71 million.
    National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NGHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $1.08 billion.
    The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVG) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.75 per share on revenue of $320.92 million.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $172.22 million.
    AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.
    Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $2.02 billion.
    Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $869.64 million.
    Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $39

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) reported its fiscal fourth-quarter results before the markets opened on Tuesday. The company posted $0.70 in earnings per share (EPS) and $434.0 million in revenue, while consensus estimates had called for $0.66 in EPS on revenue of $411.89 million. The same period of last year reportedly had EPS of $0.50 and $403.1 million in revenue.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Fox Run Management L.L.C. acquired a new stake in Premier Inc (NASDAQ:PINC) during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm acquired 5,880 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $269,000.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.(FRGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:FRGI)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating restated by equities research analysts at Wedbush in a research note issued on Tuesday, The Fly reports. They presently have a $29.00 target price on the restaurant operator’s stock, up from their prior target price of $24.00. Wedbush’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 32.72% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ:FRGI) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $29.00.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares of Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc. (NASDAQ:FRGI) were moving higher today after the parent of fast-casual chains Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana posted better-than-expected results in its first-quarter earnings report. Margins improved at Pollo Tropical, and comparable sales increased at both chains in April after the quarter ended.

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Best Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: SL Green Realty Corporation(SLG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nelson Hem]

    “Manhattan on Sale? That’s the Case With Two Cheap REITS” by Andrew Bary discusses whether Manhattan-focused real estate investment trusts Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO) and SL Green Realty Corp (NYSE: SLG) could rally as the New York market firms. Both trade at a discount to the value of private-market property deals, says the article.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.(FRGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: FRGI) shares dropped 24 percent to $19.83. Fiesta Restaurant posted in-line Q4 earnings, but sales missed estimates. The company also disclosed that it has suspended its sale exploration process and appointed a new CEO. Raymond James downgraded Fiesta Restaurant from Outperform to Market Perform.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows El Pollo LoCo Holdings stabilizing over thepast two yearswhile potentialpeers like large cap Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (NYSE: CMG) andsmall capsFiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: FRGI) and Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CHUY)have performed better in the past and appear to be in downtrends for the past 1 1/2 years:

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares ofFiesta Restaurant Group Inc.(NASDAQ:FRGI) were moving higher today after the parent of fast-casual chains Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana posted better-than-expected results in its first-quarter earnings report. Margins improved at Pollo Tropical, and comparable sales increased at both chains in April after the quarter ended.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Del Taco Restaurants now outperforming Mexican restaurant stock peers such as mid cap Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (NYSE: CMG) and small caps El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LOCO), Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: FRGI) and Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CHUY) have mostly been drifting lower lately:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 50.7 percent to $4.34 after the company announced a special $1.00 per share cash dividend.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) surged 28.4 percent to $17.44 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cardlytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDLX) gained 22 percent to $17.945.
    Care.com, Inc. (NYSE: CRCM) shares rose 19.3 percent to $18.92 following Q1 earnings.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) jumped 19.1 percent to $4.3934 after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 18.6 percent to $4.79 after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    IntriCon Corporation (NASDAQ: IIN) climbed 17.4 percent to $29.30 after reporting Q1 results.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 16.2 percent to $3.45 after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: TCMD) gained 15.4 percent to $42.61 following Q1 results.
    eGain Corporation (NASDAQ: EGAN) gained 15.3 percent to $10.55 following Q3 earnings.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 13.8 percent to $9.48 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRL) shares surged 13.1 percent to $13.42 after reporting Q1 results.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) climbed 11.9 percent to $10.85 following better-than-expected Q3 earnings.
    scPharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SCPH) gained 11.2 percent to $14.45 following Q1 results.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 10.2 percent to $24.08 following Q1 results.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) shares rose 7.9 percent to $19.60 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its outlook.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 7.7 percent to $11.90 following upbeat Q1 results.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 6.8 perc
  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Chipotle Mexican Grills shares back to breakeven while of the small caps peers, El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LOCO) has had the worst performance, Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: FRGI) is off its 2015s peak and Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CHUY) has been a mixed performer:

Best Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.(SWKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    TSMC fell 5.7% on Wednesday in response to the news. Apple, which relies on TSMC to manufacture its A-series system-on-chips (SoCs) and various other chips, fell 2.8%. iPhone/iPad chip suppliers such as Cirrus Logic (CRUS) , Broadcom (AVGO) , Skyworks (SWKS) and Qorvo (QRVO) , some of which also rely on TSMC, registered 3%-plus drops.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said Monday: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    Redbook Reports US Retail Sales During First 2 Weeks Of Apr. Up 0.3% MoM, Up 2.8% YoY
    USA S&P/CaseShiller House Price Index (MoM) for Feb Up 0.7% MoM
    New home sales report for March will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Conference Board’s consumer sentiment index for April is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Richmond Fed manufacturing index for April will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 4-and 52-week bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury will auction 2-year notes at 1:00 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Leerink upgraded Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH) from Market Perform to Outperform
    Berenberg upgraded Emerson Electric (NYSE: EMR) from Sell to Hold
    Mizuho downgraded Skyworks (NASDAQ: SWKS) from Buy to Neutral
    BMO downgraded Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ: TXRH) from Outperform to Market Perform

    This is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day — it's a look at everything happening in the market, in five minutes. To get the full version of this note every morning, click here.

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    Taiwan Semiconductor's poor outlook is notable enough to impact many mega-cap names in the telecom and technology sector. Here is a summary of some of the stocks seeing a notable impact ahead of Thursday's market open.

    Apple down 1.4 percent.
    Nvidia down 2 percent.
    Taiwan Semiconductor is down 4.9 percent.
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS) down 2.8 percent.
    NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ: NXPI) down 2.6 percent.
    QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) down 2.4 percent.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) down 1.8 percent.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) down 1.7 percent.
    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) down 1.7 percent.

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  • [By Andrew Tonner]

    One of the best ways to invest in broad-based movements such as the IoT is by buying shares in the companies that supply the hardware and infrastructure powering the trend — such asSkyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) and NXP Semiconductor (NASDAQ:NXPI). Let’s dig into each company to see what makes them two of the top IoT investments on the market today.

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    After ams reported the shortfall, the SOX index dipped to about 1% above its 200-day moving average. Among the worst performers on the index are Micron Technology Inc. (MU) , down 3.16% Monday, Skyworks Solutions Inc. (SWKS) , down 2.79%, and Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) , down 1.97%.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Two Harbors Investments Corp(TWO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Two Harbors Investment (NYSE:TWO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Monday. Investors acquired 701 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 835% compared to the average volume of 75 call options.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares gained 86.76 percent to close at $11.00 on Thursday.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares climbed 47.06 percent to close at $7.00 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) jumped 24.92 percent to close at $4.06.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares climbed 23.26 percent to close at $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 24.44 percent to close at $422.50 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) gained 17.75 percent to close at $18.64 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) rose 16.59 percent to close at $12.30 following Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 16.06 percent to close at $15.25.
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares climbed 14.5 percent to close at $121.42 as the company posted reported Q1 beat And raised FY18 outlook.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares gained 13.7 percent to close at $11.04 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 13.21 percent to close at $3.00 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) jumped 13.06 percent to close at $257.40 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    BioTelemetry,
  • [By David Hanson]

    This week at the Barclays Capital Global Financials Conference, droves of CEOs, CFOs, and CIOs trotted on stage to address a room full of eager analysts. One of the lone mREITs represented was Two Harbors (NYSE: TWO  ) . CEO Tom Siering and CIO Bill Roth weighed in on the current environment.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    HL Financial Services LLC purchased a new position in shares of Two Harbors Investment (NYSE:TWO) during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 53,436 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $821,000.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Mortgage real estate investment trust CYS Investments (NYSE:CYS) announced today that it had agreed to be acquired by fellow mortgage REIT Two Harbors Investment (NYSE:TWO).

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 22.6 percent to $3.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 23.2 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) rose 21.2 percent to $5.77 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a deal to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota from Arkoma, Williston Drilling for about $620 million. The company also announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 13.7 percent to $386.00 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Quantenna Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: QTNA) shares rose 12.6 percent to $14.70 in pre-market trading. Quantenna is expected to release Q1 results on April 30..
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 11.1 percent to $37.50 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 10.4 percent to $29.00 in pre-market trading after reporting strong Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) rose 9.8 percent to $250.00 in pre-market trading following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 9.4 percent to $10.62 in pre-market trading as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS) rose 9.1 percent to $7.22 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE: TWO).
    GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) rose 8.3 percent to $4.18 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) shares rose 7.6 percent to $251.2

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U.S. stocks soared on Monday, with investors breathing a collective sigh of relief as Hurricane Irma began to weaken. All told, both theDow Jones Industrial Average(DJINDICES:^DJI)andS&P 500(SNPINDEX:^GSPC)climbed more than 1%.

Today’s stock market

Index Percentage Change Point Change

Dow 1.19% 259.58
S&P 500 1.08% 26.68

Data source: Yahoo! Finance.

Financials stocks extended Friday’s gains thanks to a continued rebound from insurers, and theFinancial Select Sector SPDR Fund(NYSEMKT:XLF)jumped 1.7%. Tech stocks weren’t far behind, with the Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEMKT:XLK) up 1.4%, partly buoyed in anticipation of Apple’sbig product launch eventslated for tomorrow.

As for individual stocks, GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) extended Friday’s gains amid optimism for the action camera and drone specialist’s ongoing turnaround, while shares of Universal Insurance Holdings (NYSE:UVE) rallied on news of the waning storm in Florida.

Best Insurance Stocks To Buy Right Now: Intuit Inc.(INTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Thursday’s regular session.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    With bitcoin prices now at their highest levels since March at above $9,200, former Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) and Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PYPL) CEO Bill Harris wrote an op-ed piece for Recode in which he called bitcoin “the greatest scam in history.” Harris said cryptocurrencies are massive pump-and-dump schemes and fraud artists are taking advantage of cryptocurrency investors naivety and greed. He added that bitcoin has no intrinsic value, isn't an effective store of value and isn't accepted by the vast majority of businesses, making it virtually useless as a means of payment.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) which jumped nearly 7% to $137.88. The stocks 52-week range is $101.81 to $140.25. Volume was 4.8 million on the day compared to the average of 1.9 million.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    However, my stock pick in the high-switching-costs category is not a bank, though it’s involved in financial services. I believeIntuit(NASDAQ:INTU) offers particularly “sticky” services. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps its two biggest products do: TurboTax and QuickBooks.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) reported upbeat results for its third quarter and raised its FY16 guidance. Intuit shares dropped 2.15 percent to $105.00 in the after-hours trading session.

Best Insurance Stocks To Buy Right Now: Wins Finance Holdings Inc.(WINS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the financial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Wins Finance Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: WINS) and Old Second Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: OSBC).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, the financial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Wins Finance Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: WINS) and Navient Corp (NASDAQ: NAVI).

Best Insurance Stocks To Buy Right Now: Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.(FRGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: FRGI) shares dropped 24 percent to $19.83. Fiesta Restaurant posted in-line Q4 earnings, but sales missed estimates. The company also disclosed that it has suspended its sale exploration process and appointed a new CEO. Raymond James downgraded Fiesta Restaurant from Outperform to Market Perform.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) rose 30.8 percent to $22.00 in pre-market trading after declining 18.63 percent on Monday.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 14.5 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) rose 15.2 percent to $4.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) shares rose 14.1 percent to $19.50 in pre-market trading after reporting stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) rose 13.4 percent to $15.40 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) shares rose 13.2 percent to $16.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 12.6 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) shares rose 10 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 9.7 percent to $3.05 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 8 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 7.3 percent to $23.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG) rose 7.1 percent to $6.09 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) rose 6.4 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.08 percent on Monday.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 6.3 percent to $11.75 in pre-market trading fol
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Thursday’s regular session.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Chipotle Mexican Grills shares back to breakeven while of the small caps peers, El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LOCO) has had the worst performance, Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: FRGI) is off its 2015s peak and Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CHUY) has been a mixed performer:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:FRGI)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating restated by equities research analysts at Wedbush in a research note issued on Tuesday, The Fly reports. They presently have a $29.00 target price on the restaurant operator’s stock, up from their prior target price of $24.00. Wedbush’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 32.72% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Del Taco Restaurants now outperforming Mexican restaurant stock peers such as mid cap Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (NYSE: CMG) and small caps El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LOCO), Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: FRGI) and Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CHUY) have mostly been drifting lower lately:

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The good news: for the first time since the recession, the number of people across the nation who are struggling to put food on the table has decreased. In fact, the number of “food insecure” (those unsure they will be able to afford three meals each day) fell by 6 million Americans last year to the lowest level since 2008, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

We’ve seen the same trend here in New York City. According to preliminary data from nonprofit Hunger Free America, the city has seen a decline of about 250,000 food insecure individuals this past year alone. This is a welcome reprieve from unprecedented highs at the peak of the recession.

As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, these preliminary numbers do give some much-needed hope.

Despite this positive news though, hunger stubbornly persists for more than 42 million Americans (including over 13 million children) — more than the combined populations of Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin — and for over 1.2 million individuals in New York City alone.

day trading options: QCR Holdings Inc.(QCRH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Fitz-Gerald]

    My favorite at the moment is QCR Holdings Inc. (NasdaqGM:QCRH).

    Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Moline, IL, the bank has a strong regional lending base in Illinois and Iowa that should grow in line with the broader national economy. I particularly like the fact that the bank considers itself relationship-driven at a time when trust is in short supply.

day trading options: Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.(FRGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows El Pollo LoCo Holdings stabilizing over thepast two yearswhile potentialpeers like large cap Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (NYSE: CMG) andsmall capsFiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: FRGI) and Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CHUY)have performed better in the past and appear to be in downtrends for the past 1 1/2 years:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Thursday’s regular session.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Chipotle Mexican Grills shares back to breakeven while of the small caps peers, El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LOCO) has had the worst performance, Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: FRGI) is off its 2015s peak and Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CHUY) has been a mixed performer:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Del Taco Restaurants now outperforming Mexican restaurant stock peers such as mid cap Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (NYSE: CMG) and small caps El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LOCO), Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: FRGI) and Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CHUY) have mostly been drifting lower lately:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: FRGI) shares dropped 24 percent to $19.83. Fiesta Restaurant posted in-line Q4 earnings, but sales missed estimates. The company also disclosed that it has suspended its sale exploration process and appointed a new CEO. Raymond James downgraded Fiesta Restaurant from Outperform to Market Perform.

day trading options: STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC.(STWD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Starwood Property Trust (STWD) is a finance REIT, which means it makes or owns real estate mortgages rather than owning commercial property. The bulk of Starwood Property’s business is to make and hold commercial property mortgages.

day trading options: Arca Biopharma Inc.(ABIO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    ARCA biopharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ABIO) traded down nearly 80% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $0.45 after closing Friday at $1.60. The stock’s 52-week high is $2.76. Volume was around 9 million, nearly 40 times the daily average of around 230,000. The company reported a poor result on a phase 2 trial of treatment for a certain kind of heart problem.