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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019

A few days ago, an article about Nike (NYSE:NKE) argued that “Nike’s shares aren’t priced to buy.” The reasoning was that “Nike is, at best, fairly valued. And it certainly isn’t trading hands at fire-sale prices.” The question is: should you expect (and wait for) fire-sales prices? Most value investors know the maxim that it is better to buy a great business at a fair price than to buy a mediocre business at low price. We think that Nike is a great business at a fair price. We have been waiting for Nike’s price to come down for a long time and meanwhile, we have sold PUT options, though unfortunately these options have never been exercised (but we cashed-in premiums). Today, we bought the stock.

Reasons to avoid the stock

We invest with a long-term view and therefore we ask long-term questions:

Has the management of Nike changed its strategy? Is Nike’s long-term strategy ultimately going to fail? Is there anything that can or has damaged the Nike brand?

Of course, competition is there, but is there any industry where there is no long-term competition? Under Armour (NYSE:UAA), Adidas (OTCQX:ADDDF), Lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU) are all good companies, but they have always been there. Under Armour and Lululemon are perceived as new entrants, but they were actually founded 20 years ago (in 1996 and 1998), Adidas is almost a century old, while Nike is “only” 52-years old. So, what has changed? These industries move in waves, but the quality of the Nike brand, its management, and innovation have been a constant. In sum, if your answer to any of the previous questions is YES, then you should reconsider our investment thesis. If it is NO, then we can move on to the next paragraph.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Piper Jaffray Companies(PJC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    NYSE:PJC traded down $1.05 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $76.40. The stock had a trading volume of 37,147 shares, compared to its average volume of 88,276. The company has a market cap of $1.18 billion, a PE ratio of 11.54 and a beta of 1.53. Piper Jaffray Companies has a 52 week low of $52.75 and a 52 week high of $99.80. The company has a quick ratio of 0.10, a current ratio of 1.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Charles Schwab Co. Common Stock (NYSE: PJC) and Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE:PJC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: PacWest Bancorp(PACW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

    PagSeguro Digital (NYSE:PAGS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PacWest Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.0886152133536 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Porsche Automobil Holding SE (POAHY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited(HMY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Exor Investments (UK) LLPSibanye-Stillwater (SBGL) – 45,970,311 shares, 32.51% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 8.09%VEON Ltd (VEON) – 37,657,792 shares, 31.02% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 3.83%Cameco Corp (CCJ) – 5,967,410 shares, 19.32% of the total portfolio. Harmony Gold Mining Co Ltd (HMY) – 13,275,728 shares, 6.26% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 6.84%Novagold Resources Inc (NG) – 5,889,905 shares, 6.21% of the total portfolio. Shares

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 19.7 percent to $35 in pre-market trading. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 13.5 percent to $16.88 in pre-market trading after climbing 104.82 percent on Tuesday.
    Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE) shares rose 11.3 percent to $43.81 in pre-market trading as the company reported upbeat results for its third quarter on Tuesday.
    The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) rose 9.6 percent to $125.98 in pre-market trading.
    Aduro BioTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADRO) rose 5.8 percent to $7.25 in pre-market trading after falling 1.44 percent on Tuesday.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 5.2 percent to $22.42 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) rose 5.2 percent to $32.05 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 5 percent to $17.11 in pre-market trading following strong Q1 results.
    Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (NYSE: HMY) shares rose 4.4 percent to $2.02 in pre-market trading.
    22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE: XXII) rose 4.9 percent to $2.15 in pre-market trading after dropping 8.07 percent on Tuesday.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.1 percent to $102.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT) rose 3.3 percent to $61 in pre-market trading following upbeat quarterly earnings.

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE: HMY) fell 1.2% Wednesday to match a 52-week low of $1.56 set Monday and equaled Tuesday. Shares closed at $1.58 yesterday. The 52-week high is $2.53. Volume of around 8.2 million was almost 90% higher than the daily average of about 4.5 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Greenfield African countries like Burkina Faso are starting to look very attractive for mining as the South African mining sector continues to face numerous headwinds. This week, shares of major South African mining stock like DRDGOLD Limited (NYSE: DRD), Gold Fields Limited (NYSE: GFI), Harmony Gold Mining Co (NYSE: HMY) and Sibanye-Stillwater (NYSE: SBGL) fell off amid news about further company retrenchments and a warning from the ruling African National Congress (ANC) against doing more job cuts.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Tensions keep rising in the South African mining sector. Today that’s taking a toll on shares of companies with major mining operations in the country. Sibanye-Stillwater (NYSE:SBGL) stock fell by as much as 13.4%, Gold Fields Limited (NYSE:GFI) stock dropped by as much as 12.3%, and Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE:HMY) fell by as much as 9.9%. Others such as AngloGold Ashanti, Anglo American, and Randgold Resources also saw significant declines in their share prices.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: CoreSite Realty Corporation(COR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CORION (CURRENCY:COR) traded down 6.2% against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 13:00 PM Eastern on June 1st. In the last seven days, CORION has traded up 0.5% against the U.S. dollar. One CORION token can currently be purchased for $0.12 or 0.00001572 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. CORION has a market cap of $0.00 and $4,199.00 worth of CORION was traded on exchanges in the last day.

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Align Technology (ALGN) , Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A)   (BRK.B) , Criticare Systems Inc.  (CMD) , Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) , IAC Interactive (IAC) and CoreSite Realty (COR) .

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    CoreSite Realty Corp (NYSE:COR) – Research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group cut their Q3 2018 earnings estimates for shares of CoreSite Realty in a note issued to investors on Thursday, October 4th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst J. Petersen now anticipates that the real estate investment trust will earn $1.22 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $1.23. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for CoreSite Realty’s FY2018 earnings at $5.04 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $5.44 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $5.94 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CORION (CURRENCY:COR) traded 0.1% higher against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 11:00 AM Eastern on June 12th. One CORION token can currently be purchased for about $0.0711 or 0.00001050 BTC on exchanges. Over the last week, CORION has traded down 38.7% against the dollar. CORION has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $1,404.00 worth of CORION was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: 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 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: The First of Long Island Corporation(FLIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: “First of Long Island Corp (FLIC) Position Trimmed by ClariVest Asset Management LLC” was originally posted by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this article on another domain, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of United States and international copyright law. The legal version of this article can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4167612/first-of-long-island-corp-flic-position-trimmed-by-clarivest-asset-management-llc.html.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    First of Long Island (NASDAQ:FLIC) and 1ST RES BK EXTO/SH (OTCMKTS:FRSB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    1ST RES BK EXTO/SH (OTCMKTS:FRSB) and First of Long Island (NASDAQ:FLIC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First of Long Island Corp (NASDAQ:FLIC) hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $21.30 and last traded at $21.60, with a volume of 237 shares. The stock had previously closed at $21.50.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Farmer Brothers Company(FARM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Farmer Brothers (NASDAQ:FARM) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Friday morning.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) shares jumped 92.1 percent to $7.01.
    iPic Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: IPIC) gained 21.6 percent to $9.73.
    Baozun Inc. (NASDAQ: BZUN) shares jumped 18.7 percent to $53.49 after reporting Q1 results.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) shares jumped 15.9 percent to $50.50. The company's "Smackdown Live" may not be renewed at NBCUniversal network and the company's "Monday Night Raw" program could be worth three times its current value elsewhere, according to a report for The Hollywood Reporter.
    Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPPI) gained 14.7 percent to $ 20.46 after the company issued further details on Phase 3 ADVANCE study of ROLONTIS.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) climbed 13.4 percent to $5.5009.
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) rose 13.3 percent to $ 14.23 after the company announced presentation of Phase 2 data from prostate cancer trial of 177Lu-PSMA-617 at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.
    Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX) gained 12.9 percent to $1.7499 after the company announced the sale of Post-Panamax Container Vessel for $21 million.
    Essendant Inc. (NASDAQ: ESND) gained 12.7 percent to $12.43. Essendant confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal from Staples of $11.50 per share in cash.
    Blink Charging Co (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 11.8 percent to $8.04 after surging 31.68 percent on Wednesday.
    OptimumBank Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPHC) gained 11.5 percent to $5.15.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares climbed 10.7 percent to $3.74.
    Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) rose 7.9 percent to $25.95 after climbing 7.90 percent on Wednesday.
    Minerva Neurosciences Inc (NASDAQ: NERV) rose 6.5 percent to $6.93 after Journal of Clinical Psychiatry published positive results of cognitive performance from Phase 2B trial of roluperidone in schizophrenia patients.
    Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) rose 5.6 percent to $40
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Apollo Investment Corporation(AINV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bramshill Investments LLC decreased its position in shares of Apollo Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AINV) by 2.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 335,026 shares of the asset manager’s stock after selling 9,799 shares during the quarter. Apollo Investment makes up about 0.7% of Bramshill Investments LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 19th largest position. Bramshill Investments LLC owned 0.16% of Apollo Investment worth $1,866,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Income investors are always on the lookout for investments that will produce ample income, and it’s hard to find companies that do better right now than business development companies. BDCs like Main Street Capital (NYSE:MAIN) and Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV) make investments in different types of businesses, often providing capital through either debt or equity financing. Because BDCs often elect the favorable tax status of regulated investment companies, they have to distribute the vast majority of their taxable income to their shareholders, and that produces the impressive yields that both Main Street and Apollo give their investors.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV)‘s stock had its “neutral” rating reiterated by investment analysts at National Securities in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. They presently have a $6.00 price target on the asset manager’s stock. National Securities’ target price indicates a potential upside of 6.19% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Apollo Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AINV) – Investment analysts at SunTrust Banks lowered their FY2019 EPS estimates for shares of Apollo Investment in a research note issued on Wednesday, February 6th. SunTrust Banks analyst M. Hughes now expects that the asset manager will earn $1.81 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $1.82. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Apollo Investment’s Q4 2019 earnings at $0.46 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.46 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.47 EPS and Q4 2020 earnings at $0.49 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: EMCOR Group, Inc.(EME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Emcor Group Inc (NYSE:EME) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the five brokerages that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $86.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Emcor Group (EME)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Emcor Group Inc (NYSE:EME) EVP R Kevin Matz sold 15,000 shares of Emcor Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $81.12, for a total value of $1,216,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 220,109 shares in the company, valued at approximately $17,855,242.08. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2019

The municipal-bond market is dominated by individual investors, and it turns out they’re not nearly as good as the pros.

Over the past decade, individuals earned an average of about 1.26 percentage point less annually on their investments in open-end state and local government bond funds than the funds themselves, according to a study released by Morningstar Inc., which took account of what investors make after shifting their money in and out of the market. That gap was the biggest among the eight asset classes the research company examined.

Even though state and local government debt is one of the world’s safest investments, buyers are still prone to so-called headline risk, or bad news stories that undermine the market’s perception as a haven and cause investors to sell when they should stay put.

That happened in 2010, when banking analyst Meredith Whitney triggered a selloff by predicting that recession-battered governments would default on "hundreds of billions of dollars" of bonds. That forecast proved widely off the mark, and in 2011 municipals returned 11 percent. They haven’t had a better year since.

Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2019: EOG Resources, Inc.(EOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) has done an excellent job enriching its shareholders over the past two decades. Investors, for example, who bought $1,000 of the company’s stock following its separation from Enron 20 years ago would have seen that grow into more than $25,000 over that time frame, which is much better than the $3,200 they’d have made by investing the same amount into the S&P 500.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Leading shale driller EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) built its business to prosper at $50 a barrel. At that price point, the company can generate enough cash to grow oil production by 16% to 20% this year. And at $60 oil, EOG Resources could produce $1.5 billion in free cash, with even more at current prices. EOG plans to use its incoming windfall to pay off debt and boost its dividend, both of which should grow shareholder value.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to Thursday’s report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded down about 0.3%, at $81.14 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 3.0%, at $4.18 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.60. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 1.0% to $116.71. The 52-week range is $86.08 to $131.60.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded down about 0.7%, at $22.77 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $27.92.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That prediction would have been unfathomable just a few months ago. While some oil bulls thought prices could surprise to the upside, the consensus outlook was that crude would be in the low to mid $50s this year thanks to surging U.S. oil production. Because of that, most producers based their budgets on oil averaging $50 a barrel, including EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG), Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO), and Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC). In EOG Resources’ case, $50 oil would provide it with the cash flow to pay a dividend that was 10.4% higher than 2017’s level and drill 690 more wells, which would boost oil production about 18%. Meanwhile, Marathon Oil could produce enough cash at that price point to pay its dividend and fund the new wells needed to boost companywide output 12% compared to last year. Anadarko Petroleum, likewise, could fully fund its dividend and a growth-focused capital plan, which would see it boost oil output 14% this year.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Last fall, ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) outlined its three-year operating plan, anticipating that it could increase production at a 5% compound annual growth rate assuming oil averaged $50 a barrel. While the return to a growth trajectory was nice to see, its forecast paled in comparison to rivals like EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) and Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), which both project double-digit oil production growth rates over the next few years.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    ConocoPhillips’ strategy has inspired similar plans by rivals. EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG), for example, has prioritized dividend increases. After a long pause during the oil market downturn, the company restarted its dividend growth engine this year. EOG Resources initially gave its investors a 10.4% raise but followed that up with another 19% increase a few months later, boosting its year-to-date total to 31%. That’s part of EOG Resources’ aim to boost its payout at a more-than-19% compound annual growth rate going forward.

Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2019: Credit Acceptance Corporation(CACC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Credit Acceptance (NASDAQ:CACC) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd. The credit services provider reported $6.11 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $6.19 by ($0.08). The company had revenue of $295.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $296.16 million. Credit Acceptance had a net margin of 43.49% and a return on equity of 29.44%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 12.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $4.67 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Credit Acceptance will post 26.04 EPS for the current fiscal year.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Credit Acceptance (NASDAQ:CACC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 31st. The credit services provider reported $6.95 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $6.44 by $0.51. The business had revenue of $315.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $303.55 million. Credit Acceptance had a net margin of 46.43% and a return on equity of 28.97%. analysts anticipate that Credit Acceptance Corp. will post 27.68 earnings per share for the current year.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Shannon Jones and guest Matt Frankel walk through how Morningstar (NASDAQ:MORN), Credit Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:CACC), and SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) have all crushed their peers and risen by more than 35% so far this year.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Credit Acceptance (NASDAQ: CACC) and Nelnet (NYSE:NNI) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and earnings.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Subprime auto lender Credit Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:CACC) has been a big beneficiary of the strong U.S. economy and rising auto prices, but what about when the credit cycle turns?

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Credit Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:CACC) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $335.00.

Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2019: Pentair plc.(PNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Voya Investment Management LLC decreased its position in Pentair PLC (NYSE:PNR) by 11.2% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 75,169 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 9,469 shares during the quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Pentair were worth $3,163,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pentair PLC (NYSE:PNR) – Stock analysts at KeyCorp issued their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for Pentair in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, January 29th. KeyCorp analyst J. Hammond forecasts that the industrial products company will post earnings of $0.54 per share for the quarter. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Pentair’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.77 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.58 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.66 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.83 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2019: Mitel Networks Corporation(MITL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of Mitel Networks (NASDAQ:MITL) have popped today, up by 10% as of 12:40 p.m. EDT, after the company agreed to be acquired. Mitel will go private upon closing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mitel Networks Corp (NASDAQ:MITL) (TSE:MNW) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six analysts that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $12.58.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Commscope (NASDAQ:COMM) and Mitel Networks (NASDAQ:MITL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares rose 35.8 percent to $4.55.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) gained 28.8 percent to $1.04. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares surged 19.1 percent to $33.00 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) gained 14.9 percent to $37.22 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares climbed 14 percent to $17.90 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) climbed 14 percent to $7.12 following strong quarterly results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 13.6 percent to $8.25.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 11.8 percent to $3.34. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) gained 11.6 percent to $40.99 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 11.2 percent to $4.9363.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 10.5 percent to $11.23 after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) rose 10.2 percent to $30.86. Sidoti & Co. upgraded Systemax from Neutral to Buy.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) surged 9.2 percent to $7.13. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose

Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2019: Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited(HMY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE:HMY) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE: HMY) fell 1.2% Wednesday to match a 52-week low of $1.56 set Monday and equaled Tuesday. Shares closed at $1.58 yesterday. The 52-week high is $2.53. Volume of around 8.2 million was almost 90% higher than the daily average of about 4.5 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE: HMY) fell 1.9% Tuesday to match a 52-week low of $1.56 set Monday. Shares closed at $1.59 yesterday. The 52-week high is $2.53. Volume of around 4 million was nearly 15% lower than the daily average of about 4.5 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE: HMY) fell 2.5% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $1.56 after closing at $1.60 on Friday. The 52-week high is $2.53. Volume of around 7.5 million was nearly 75% higher than the daily average of about 4.4 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 19.7 percent to $35 in pre-market trading. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 13.5 percent to $16.88 in pre-market trading after climbing 104.82 percent on Tuesday.
    Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE) shares rose 11.3 percent to $43.81 in pre-market trading as the company reported upbeat results for its third quarter on Tuesday.
    The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) rose 9.6 percent to $125.98 in pre-market trading.
    Aduro BioTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADRO) rose 5.8 percent to $7.25 in pre-market trading after falling 1.44 percent on Tuesday.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 5.2 percent to $22.42 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) rose 5.2 percent to $32.05 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 5 percent to $17.11 in pre-market trading following strong Q1 results.
    Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (NYSE: HMY) shares rose 4.4 percent to $2.02 in pre-market trading.
    22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE: XXII) rose 4.9 percent to $2.15 in pre-market trading after dropping 8.07 percent on Tuesday.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.1 percent to $102.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT) rose 3.3 percent to $61 in pre-market trading following upbeat quarterly earnings.

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Recommendation

I recommend buying Churchill Downs Incorporated’s (NASDAQ:CHDN) equity on dips in price. The company has a strong and experienced management team, which has consistently maintained its focus on creating shareholder value. The recommended trade is purchasing the equity and potentially the 4.75% Bonds maturing 2028 trading at a YTM of ~5.25%.

Thesis Overview

CHDN’s management is experienced and focused on running its operating businesses well and creating shareholder value. All three core lines of business continue to show constant growth, with management continuing to invest in future growth and opportunistic M&A. The company’s debt was recently refinanced in December 2017, lowering interest rates and lengthening maturities. Lastly, CHDN is well positioned for potential iGaming (real money online sports gambling), should the upcoming US Supreme Court ruling on the PASPA law (Professional & Amateur Sports) overturn the current restrictions.

Key Risks to Thesis

The main risk to the thesis above is that the US Supreme Court upholds the PASPA law and iGaming does not become legal in the United States. While the company’s current businesses will continue to perform well, the stock may trade down on the news or be revalued closer to the multiples of other regional casino operators.

Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Solar Senior Capital Ltd.(SUNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Solar Senior Capital Ltd (NASDAQ:SUNS) announced a monthly dividend on Thursday, June 7th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Thursday, June 21st will be paid a dividend of 0.1175 per share by the asset manager on Tuesday, July 3rd. This represents a $1.41 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.46%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 20th. This is a boost from Solar Senior Capital’s previous monthly dividend of $0.12.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    SUNS stock traded down $0.07 during trading on Monday, hitting $16.85. The company had a trading volume of 7,787 shares, compared to its average volume of 28,851. The company has a market capitalization of $271.40 million, a PE ratio of 11.95 and a beta of 0.60. Solar Senior Capital has a 52-week low of $16.10 and a 52-week high of $18.40.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hercules Technology Growth Capital (NYSE: HTGC) and Solar Senior Capital (NASDAQ:SUNS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Maxim Group reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Solar Senior Capital (NASDAQ:SUNS) in a research report released on Tuesday. They currently have a $18.50 target price on the asset manager’s stock.

Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited(HMY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE: HMY) fell 1.2% Wednesday to match a 52-week low of $1.56 set Monday and equaled Tuesday. Shares closed at $1.58 yesterday. The 52-week high is $2.53. Volume of around 8.2 million was almost 90% higher than the daily average of about 4.5 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE: HMY) fell 2.6% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $1.52. Shares closed at $1.56 yesterday. The 52-week high is $2.53. Volume of around 7.5 million was around 65% higher than the daily average of about 4.5 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 19.7 percent to $35 in pre-market trading. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 13.5 percent to $16.88 in pre-market trading after climbing 104.82 percent on Tuesday.
    Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE) shares rose 11.3 percent to $43.81 in pre-market trading as the company reported upbeat results for its third quarter on Tuesday.
    The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) rose 9.6 percent to $125.98 in pre-market trading.
    Aduro BioTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADRO) rose 5.8 percent to $7.25 in pre-market trading after falling 1.44 percent on Tuesday.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 5.2 percent to $22.42 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) rose 5.2 percent to $32.05 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 5 percent to $17.11 in pre-market trading following strong Q1 results.
    Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (NYSE: HMY) shares rose 4.4 percent to $2.02 in pre-market trading.
    22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE: XXII) rose 4.9 percent to $2.15 in pre-market trading after dropping 8.07 percent on Tuesday.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.1 percent to $102.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT) rose 3.3 percent to $61 in pre-market trading following upbeat quarterly earnings.

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Exor Investments (UK) LLPSibanye-Stillwater (SBGL) – 45,970,311 shares, 32.51% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 8.09%VEON Ltd (VEON) – 37,657,792 shares, 31.02% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 3.83%Cameco Corp (CCJ) – 5,967,410 shares, 19.32% of the total portfolio. Harmony Gold Mining Co Ltd (HMY) – 13,275,728 shares, 6.26% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 6.84%Novagold Resources Inc (NG) – 5,889,905 shares, 6.21% of the total portfolio. Shares

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE:HMY) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company.

Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Envestnet, Inc(ENV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Total System Services (NYSE: ENV) and Envestnet (NYSE:ENV) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Zillow (NASDAQ: ZG) and Envestnet (NYSE:ENV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    MoneyOnMobile (NYSE: ENV) and Envestnet (NYSE:ENV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Qorvo, Inc.(QRVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    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 Max Byerly]

    Advisors Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ:QRVO) by 4,338.5% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 682,949 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 667,562 shares during the period. Advisors Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Qorvo were worth $1,282,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Saturday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Several other optics stocks stand to gain. In a Monday note, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Vivek Arya also highlighlited the semiconductor space as one that could benefit from the news. Other stocks to watch include:

    Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LITE)
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN)
    Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR)
    II-VI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IIVI)
    Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI)
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS)
    Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ: IDTI)
    Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ: QRVO)
    Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX)
    Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ: AVGO)

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Qorvo, Inc. (NASDAQ: QRVO) which fell about 4% to $78.25. The stock’s 52-week range is $64.53 to $86.84. Volume was about 1.6 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.2 million.

Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Transcontinental Realty Investors, Inc.(TCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about Transcontinental Realty Investors (NYSE:TCI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Transcontinental Realty Investors earned a daily sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 48.5554072096128 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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According to FT Partners, the FinTech market saw a record 412 financial deals during the third quarter of 2017. One of the largest deals in the quarter involved a $250 million investment by Softbank (OTCPK:SFTBY) in billion-dollar unicorn Kabbage (Private:KBGE).

Kabbage’s Offerings

Atlanta-based Kabbage was founded in 2008 by Kathryn Petralia, Rob Frohweins and Marc Gorlin, whom I had interviewed a few years ago. They pioneered the financial services data and technology platform to provide funding to small businesses almost instantly. Unlike traditional banks and moneylenders that rely on detailed financial business models, credit scores, and paperwork, Kabbage uses machine learning algorithms and takes into account data generated through business activity, including seller channels, social media, and shipping data, to analyze business performance. It does not call itself a lender, but a provider of merchant cash and working capital advances.

Based on these parameters, businesses can secure approved credit lines ranging from $2,000 to $150,000 within 10 minutes of the application process. Businesses can then borrow any amount once a day and pay interest on these borrowed amounts at borrowing fees that range from 1.5% to 10% per month. Loans are instantly available for periods up to six months and one year, with no penalty for early repayment. Kabbage also offers iOS- and Android-based apps that let users borrow funds on the go. It employs about 380 people.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2018: Globe Specialty Metals Inc.(GSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Ferroglobe PLC (NASDAQ: GSM) got a boost, shooting up 10 percent to $10.17 after the company posted a narrower-than-expected Q1 loss.

    Puma Biotechnology Inc (NASDAQ: PBYI) shares were also up, gaining 37 percent to $51.75 as briefing documents for Wednesday Advisory Committee meeting are published to the FDA website. The documents showed that neratinib performed better than Roche's trastuzumab in I-SPY2 trial, particularly in subgroup of patients that were HRc negative. The briefing docs also showed that study 3004 met prespecified primary efficacy endpoint.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    But there are still plenty of factors that are preventing stocks overall from mounting stronger gains, including nervousness about geopolitical issues as well as weaker parts of the global economy. Nevertheless, some stocks posted strong gains, and Puma Biotechnology (NASDAQ:PBYI), Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI), and Ferroglobe (NASDAQ:GSM) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2018: Superior Energy Services Inc.(SPN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, energy shares slipped by just 0.1 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN), and Yanzhou Coal Mining Co Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: YZC).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, the energy shares slipped by just 0.2 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Willbros Group Inc (NYSE: WG), up 7 percent, and Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN), up 6 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Energy sector was the top gainer in the US market on Friday. Top gainers in the sector included Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN), Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE: PHX), and SM Energy Co (NYSE: SM).

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2018: Stage Stores, Inc.(SSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Stage Stores Inc. (NYSE: SSI) dropped nearly 20% on Monday to post a new 52-week low of $3.21 after closing at $4.00 on Friday. Volume was more than 5 times the daily average of about 650,000 shares. The company posted poor holiday season sales last Friday and lowered its guidance.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Stage Stores Inc (NYSE: SSI) was down, falling around 16 percent to $3.35 as the company reported a drop in its holiday season same-store sales and lowered its earnings guidance. The retailer’s same-store sales dropped 7.3 percent for the nine-week period ending December 31, 2016.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2018: Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited(HMY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Harmony Gold Mining Co. (ADR) (NYSE: HMY) rose 2.2 percent on Friday, even though gold prices dropped. However, the stock lost 3.7 percent in after-hours trading, in what also seemed like a correction of the surge seen during the day.

  • [By Alex McGuire]

    This list ranks gold dividend stocks in the mining sector by dividend yield. And it also includes one of our top gold stock recommendations of 2017…

    Gold Dividend Stock Share Price Year-to-Date Performance Dividend Yield (as of June 30)
    DRDGOLD Ltd. (NYSE ADR: DRD) $3.19 -39.7% 10.24%
    Sibanye Gold Ltd. (NYSE ADR: SBGL) $4.70 -33.4% 5.98%
    Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE ADR: HMY) $1.62 -26.7% 4.56%
    Gold Fields Limited (NYSE ADR: GFI) $3.41 +13.3% 2.73%
    Randgold Resources Ltd. (Nasdaq ADR: GOLD) $87.68 +14.9% 1.89%
    Franco Nevada Corp. (NYSE: FNV) $72.39 +21.1% 1.27%
    Royal Gold Inc. (Nasdaq: RGLD) $76.85 +21.3% 1.25%
    Eldorado Gold Corp. (NYSE: EGO) $2.58 -19.9% 1.16%
    Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE: ABX) $15.90 -0.5% 0.75%
    Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE: GG) $13.02 -4.4% 0.62%

    Six of the 10 gold stocks listed above have posted negative returns so far in 2017. The main reason behind their losses has to do with gold price volatility.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, basic materials shares fell by 0.73 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Silver Wheaton Corp. (USA) (NYSE: SLW), down 5 percent, and Harmony Gold Mining Co. (ADR) (NYSE: HMY), down 5 percent.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2018: Radient Technologies (RTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    There’s an old business adage…. it’s not so much what you know, but who you know. If that’ s truly the case (and it is), then shareholders in Radient Technologies Inc (CVE:RTI) should be elated. The newest member of the Board of Directors that not already knows a lot of the right people, but has pretty much done all of things Radient would like to accomplish in the near future. That is, he was on the board for another ingredient and chemical company that was eventually acquired, but he also holds a masters degree in engineering. He can do it all, understanding the art and science of the business.

    It’s yet another reason for RTI investors to be enthused.

    Radient Technologies isn’t exactly a new company, but it’s relative notoriety is a fairly new phenomenon.

    The organization, in simplest terms, has developed an ingredient-extraction process called microwave assisted processing, or “MAP,” for short. As the name implies, the use of radio microwaves helps the extraction process along.

    Using its patented MAP process, Radient is able to selectively deposit microwave energy into a biomass (source material) and heat the target elements while leaving other materials in the mix unaltered. The near-instantaneous “in-core” heating that occurs creates pressure which drives out the targeting ingredient or component much faster than more conventional extraction methods. In fact, the pressure-driven process outperforms the conventional extraction on pretty much every front. That is, the technique reduces the extraction time from hours to minutes, delivers a higher active ingredient purity, increases the recovery of actives from often scarce biomass, and uses much less solvent and energy than the more typical approach.

    The technique can, and already has, created natural ingredients for global customers across a range of industries, including food and beverage, nutrition, supplements, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

    The company’

  • [By James E. Brumley]

    Some of the stories about how cannabis has changed lives for the better are nothing less than astounding. Take Illinois resident Darren Miller as an example. In 2015 Miller was diagnosed with lung cancer that was later deemed terminal. Miller underwent chemotherapy, without much hope, but also began using high-THC Indica cannabis oil. Miller is alive today, and arguably shouldn’t be.

    Then there’s Floridian Branden Petro. Not only does Petro suffer epilepsy, he commonly experiences seizures stemming from the condition. Nothing has stopped the seizures as quickly or effectively as 200 milligram worth of THC cannabis oil, administered as a nasal spray. Within 20 seconds of using it, it’s as of the seizure never happened.

    And there are millions of other such (and less dramatic) examples, all pointing in the same direction – cannabis has medical value on multiple fronts. Not facilitating its commercialization is a wasted opportunity.

    It’s a notion that’s far from lost on the people that have built Canadian-based Radient Technologies Inc (CVE:RTI) from the round up, recently inking a deal with supplier of cannabinoid extracts, Aurora Cannabis.

    It’s a real accolade. Aurora is one of the largest licensed producers of medical cannabis under Health Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR), and recently began construction on an unprecedented 800,000 square foot production facility in Leduc County, Alberta. This facility, known as “Aurora Sky”, is anticipated to be capable of producing in excess of 100,000 kg of high-quality, low-cost marijuana per year.

    In most regards though, Radient Technologies is the big winner of the deal, as the partnership is apt to put its high-tech facility in full demand, helping to advance the advent of cannabis in all its potential glory.

    It’s a rather amazing science, really. Radient Technologies uses an ingredient-extraction process called microwave assisted proc

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small cap Radient Technologies (CVE: RTI) is focused on extracting, isolating and purifying food/nutraceutical ingredients (colourings, flavourings, preservatives etc) and pharmaceutical raw materials from its20,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Edmonton, Alberta. The Companyworks with global brands across a range of industries (including Food and Beverage, Nutrition and Supplements, Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care and Cosmetics and Biofuel) andengageswithits clients in three distinct phases:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Shares of small cap natural compound and Cannabinoid extract stock Radient Technologies (CVE: RTI) have been taking off lately as the Company makes further progress commercializing its technology. The Company extracts natural compounds from a range of biological materials using microwave assisted processing (MAP), a patented technology platform which provides superior customer outcomes in terms of ingredient purity, yield and cost. This technology is based on the selective and localized heating of the moisture present in all natural materials using microwaves as the energy source. This gives the Company a technological advantage and expertise in selectively depositing microwave energy into different parts of a biomass’ complicated chemical system form the core of our extraction advantage.

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    Although the past several years have been very good ones for the cannabis — marijuana and hemp — industry, it’s still mostly being done in an old, artisan-style fashion. Most companies haven’t figured out a way of scaling up their outputs by improving their operating/production efficiency, even though the market’s growth has merited. Radient Technologies Inc (CVE:RTI) represents that next evolution of the cannabinoid business, introducing a new approach to extracting cannabinoids from cannabis plants that will not only improve yields, but create a superior, purer product.

    Canada-based Radient Technologies has developed — and patented – an ingredient-extraction process called microwave assisted processing, or “MAP,” for short. As the name implies, the use of radio microwaves helps the extraction process along. To fully appreciate why it matters, however, one has look at the approach other ingredients suppliers are utilizing now.

    With current approaches to create ingredients from an appropriate source, the material with the target compound or molecule in it is soaked in a solvent, heated to 50 degrees Celsius (or more), and over the course of several hours, the desired ingredient diffuses into the solvent. After filtration, drying, and other processing, that ingredient is finally isolated and then collected.

    It works, but it’s hardly ideal. Aside from the fact that this technique doesn’t work very well at large scale, yields are relatively low. Worse, a lot of things you don’t want to extract can still be found in the extract, lowering the quality and purity of the ingredient.

    Radient Technologies’ microwave assisted processing changes all of this.

    Using its patented MAP process, Radient is able to selectively deposit microwave energy into a biomass (source material) and heat the target elements while leaving other materials in the mix unaltered. The near-instantaneous “in-core” heating that occurs creates pressure which

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2018: Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.(NOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, energy shares slipped by 1.36 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSE: NOG), down 9 percent, and North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) (NYSE: NOA), down 6 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, energy shares slipped by 0.20 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSE: NOG), down 9 percent, and Tidewater Inc. (NYSE: TDW), down 8 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, energy shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.57 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Tesco Corporation (USA) (NASDAQ: TESO), down 7 percent, and Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSE: NOG), down 8 percent.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2018: B2Gold Corp(BTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Gainers
    Corrections Corp Of America (NYSE: CXW) shares rose 16.3 percent to $16.50 in pre-market trading following Donald Trump's victory.
    SAExploration Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAEX) shares rose 15.4 percent to $7.26 in pre-market trading after the company reported a new $35 million deep water ocean-bottom marine project award.
    The GEO Group Inc (NYSE: GEO) shares rose 12.9 percent to $26.95 in pre-market trading following Donald Trump's victory.
    Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD) rose 12.3 percent to $7.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.30 percent on Tuesday.
    Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA) rose 11.7 percent to $10.35 in pre-market trading. Ariad Pharmaceuticals disclosed that its Phase 1/2 trial data on investigational drug brigatinib were published in The Lancet Oncology.
    AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS) rose 11.2 percent to $6.75 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.23 percent on Tuesday.
    Pretium Resources Inc (NYSE: PVG) rose 11 percent to $10.50 in pre-market trading after declining 1.66 percent on Tuesday.
    First Majestic Silver Corp (NYSE: AG) rose 9.3 percent to $8.90 in the pre-market trading session. First Majestic reported Q3 earnings of $0.07 per share on revenue of $79.3 million. Silver futures gained 2.2 percent to $18.77 an ounce.
    Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: DRNA) rose 9.2 percent to
  • [By Peter Graham]

    The following mining companies are active in Burkina Faso:

    Semafo Inc (TSE: SMF; OTCMKTS: SEMFF).SEMAFO operates the Mana Mine in Burkina Faso, which includes the high-grade satellite deposit of Siou, and is targeting production start-up of the Boungou Mine in the second half of 2018. SEMAFO’s strategic focus is to maximize shareholder value by effectively managing its existing assets as well as pursuing organic and strategic growth opportunities. SEMAFOs Mana Mine is located 260 kilometers southwest of the capital Ouagadougou. The third-largest mine in the country, it has produced some 1.6 million ounces since its first gold pour in 2008. Since then,the Company hasexpanded the plant four times to a current processing rate of over 7,200 tonnes per day. IAMGOLD Corp (NYSE: IAG). Iamgold has four operating gold mines on three continents with asolid base of strategic assets in North and South America and West Africa that is complemented by development and exploration projects with continued assessment of accretive acquisition opportunities. Iamgold is said to be thelargest private employer in Burkina Faso andhas a high level of exposure in the region with two operating mines in Mali and a mine in northern Burkina Faso near the Mali border. Roxgold Inc (TSE: ROXG; OTCMKTS: ROGFF). Roxgold is a gold mining company with its key asset, the high grade Yaramoko Gold Mine, located in the Hound茅 greenstone region of Burkina Faso, West Africa. The Company declared commercial production on October 1, 2016. The Yaramoko permit covers approximately 196km2 in the Province of Bal茅 in southwestern Burkina Faso. The property is located approximately 200 kilometres southwest from the capital city of Ouagadougou. Yaramoko lies directly south of, and is contiguous to, the SEMAFO Inc property hosting its flagship Mana Gold Mine and lies within the Hounde greenstone belt. Endeavour Mining Corp (TSE: EDV; OTCMKTS: EDVMF). Endeavour is ideally positioned as the majo

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    B2Gold Corp (NYSE: BTG) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.00 per share on revenue of $135.84 million.

    Astro-Med, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $25.50 million.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2018: NanoString Technologies, Inc.(NSTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    NanoString Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: NSTG) was down, falling around 21 percent to $18.06 after the company issued weak revenue forecast for FY2016.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2018: Sigma Designs, Inc.(SIGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sigma Designs Inc (NASDAQ: SIGM) shares dropped 30 percent to $5.43. Sigma Designs reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $221,000 on revenue of $62.7 million.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sigma Designs Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGM) dropped about 34% on Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $5.20 against a 52-week high of $8.60 and a Tuesday close of $7.75. Volume of about 6.2 million was about 25 times the daily average of around 280,000. The company reported so-so earnings on Tuesday and the stock was downgraded and price targets lowered by several analysts.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Gainers

    Pyxis Tankers Inc. (NYSE: PXS) rose 47.48 percent to $$5.56, after the company announced it has entered into a definitive securities purchase agreement with a group of investors, which will result in gross proceeds of $4.8 million.
    Sigma Designs Inc (NASDAQ: SIGM) rose 22.77 percent to $6.88. Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ: SLAB) announced plans to buy Sigma Designs for $7.05 per share in cash.
    Steadymed Ltd (NASDAQ: STDY) rose 19.35 percent to $3.70, after the company reported that no clinical trials were required for Trevyent and that the FDA had agreed to the pathway for the drug candidate's NDA resubmission.
    Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI) rose 15.73 percent to $7.06. Earlier in the week, Zacks Investment Research had upgraded the company from "Sell" to "Hold".
    Science Applications International Corp (NYSE: SAIC) rose 13.71 percent to $85.77 as the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) rose 12.41 percent to $6.07, after having risen sharply in pre-marketing trading.
    Radius Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDUS) rose 12.41 percent to $30.81 after the company provided an update on data from the Phase 1 005 clinical study of elacestrant in patients with estrogen receptor positive breast cancer during the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
    ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT) rose 12.32 percent to $25.80 after the company reported its third quarter financial results.
    Prana Biotechnology Limited (NASDAQ: PRAN) rose 11.36 percent to $3.43, as the company announced a research collaboration with Takeda Pharmaceuticals to study the ability of movement disorders compound, PBT434 to slow or prevent neurodegeneration of the gastrointestinal system.
    Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBIO) rose 10.49 percent to $7.90 as the company announced the appointment of Arwa Shurrab and Jamie Ellen Siegel in its clinical hemophilia

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2018: Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(CATB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Catabasis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: CATB) got a boost, shooting up 46 percent to $6.52. Catabasis Pharmaceuticals and Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SRPT) reported a joint research collaboration in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.