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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now

During these busy times, it pays to stay on top of the latest profit opportunities, and today’s blog post is a great place to start.

After taking a close look at the latest data on institutional buying pressure and each company’s fundamental health, I decided to revise my Portfolio Grader recommendations for 113 big blue chips.

Chances are that you have at least one of these stocks in your portfolio, so you may want to give this list a skim and act accordingly.

This Week’s Ratings Changes:

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.(RHP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC reduced its position in shares of Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE:RHP) by 2.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 155,939 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 4,363 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC owned about 0.30% of Ryman Hospitality Properties worth $12,078,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE:RHP) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks boosted their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Ryman Hospitality Properties in a research note issued on Wednesday, May 2nd. SunTrust Banks analyst P. Scholes now expects that the real estate investment trust will earn $1.80 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $1.74. SunTrust Banks has a “Outperform” rating and a $70.00 price target on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Ryman Hospitality Properties’ Q3 2018 earnings at $1.18 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $1.44 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $2.10 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $1.42 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $2.13 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $7.09 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE:RHP)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $80.07 and last traded at $79.93, with a volume of 191025 shares. The stock had previously closed at $79.56.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Press coverage about Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE:RHP) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ryman Hospitality Properties earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.1274209271699 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: B2Gold Corp(BTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CIBC World Markets Inc. reduced its holdings in B2Gold Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:BTG) (TSE:BTO) by 10.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 572,525 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 64,714 shares during the period. CIBC World Markets Inc. owned approximately 0.06% of B2Gold worth $1,563,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Deutsche Bank reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of BTG (LON:BTG) in a report released on Wednesday.

    A number of other equities research analysts have also weighed in on BTG. Shore Capital upgraded BTG to a buy rating in a research report on Monday, March 26th. Peel Hunt restated a hold rating and set a GBX 700 ($9.32) price objective on shares of BTG in a research report on Wednesday, April 4th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their price objective on BTG from GBX 750 ($9.99) to GBX 680 ($9.05) and set a neutral rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, April 6th. Jefferies Financial Group boosted their price objective on BTG from GBX 775 ($10.32) to GBX 900 ($11.98) and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 15th. Finally, Numis Securities reiterated a buy rating and issued a GBX 840 ($11.18) price target on shares of BTG in a research report on Tuesday, May 15th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of GBX 745.83 ($9.93).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: LG Display Co., Ltd.(LPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of LG Display (NYSE:LPL) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    According to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, audio chip supplier Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ:CRUS) fell 10.2% lower in April including a 7% dip in three days as analysts pondered the future of Apple’s iPhone plans. Screen builder LG Display (NYSE:LPL) saw a 10.7% month-long dip, and memory chip giant Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) took an 11.8% haircut last month. For Apple’s own part, its share prices fell 7% in three days but recovered to post a 1.5% total dip for the month — slightly stronger than the broader market’s 2.6% decline.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    The same sources noted that if Apple ultimately opts to launch more than three iPhone models in 2019, it may be forced to continue using LCD displays in at least one model because of manufacturing bottlenecks. But assuming Apple moves forward with its OLED-centric plans, it’s likely it will continue sourcing OLED panels from Samsung Display — which currently serves as Apple’s sole OLED display provider — while enlisting LG Display (NYSE:LPL) as a secondary supplier.

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    LG Display (NYSE: LPL) is a leader in computer and television monitors with 36% of the global market in computer monitors, 29% of the TV display market, 21% of the notebook computer market and 28% of the market for tablet display.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: PCM, Inc.(PCMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the information technology shares gained 2.42 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI), up 17 percent, and Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD), up 13 percent.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on PCM (PCMI)

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  • [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.
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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Thursday, the information technology shares gained 2.23 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI), up 17 percent, and Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD), up 14 percent.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PCM (NASDAQ: PCMI) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “Catalog & mail-order houses” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare PCM to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday morning, the information technology shares gained 1.72 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI), up 17 percent, and Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD), up 13 percent.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ICON plc(ICLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Icon
    Based in Ireland, this top company is offering investors a nice entry point. Icon PLC (NASDAQ: ICLR) is a global contract research organization (CRO) providing clinical development services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Icon Plc (NASDAQ:ICLR) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the thirteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, nine have given a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $127.20.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Senomyx (NASDAQ: SNMX) and ICON (NASDAQ:ICLR) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Icon Plc (NASDAQ:ICLR) – Stock analysts at KeyCorp increased their Q4 2018 earnings estimates for Icon in a research note issued on Sunday, June 17th. KeyCorp analyst D. Hooker now forecasts that the medical research company will earn $1.59 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $1.58. KeyCorp currently has a “Overweight” rating and a $152.00 price target on the stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Financial Gravity Wealth Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Icon Plc (NASDAQ:ICLR) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 1,524 shares of the medical research company’s stock, valued at approximately $179,000.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: AeroCentury Corp.(ACY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TheStreet downgraded shares of AeroCentury (NYSEAMERICAN:ACY) from a b rating to a c rating in a report issued on Wednesday morning.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of AeroCentury from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Monday, February 12th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AeroCentury (NYSEAMERICAN:ACY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “AeroCentury Corp. was formed to acquire JetFleet Aircraft, L.P. and JetFleet Aircraft II, L.P., in a statutory merger. The company is an operating lessor and finance company which specializes in leasing used turboprop aircraft and engines. The company’s aircraft and engines are on lease to regional airlines and commercial users in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., South America and Europe. (PRESS RELEASE) “

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation(COG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Clearside Biomedical, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLSD) shares fell 17.8 percent to $11.95 in pre-market trading. Clearside Biomedical disclosed that its Phase 2 trial of CLS-TA met primary and secondary endpoints met in 6-month trial.
    CRISPR Therapeutics AG (NASDAQ: CRSP) fell 15.8 percent to $62.00 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the FDA has placed a clinical hold on IND for CTX001 sickle cell disease treatment.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) fell 10 percent to $2.89 in pre-market trading after the company posted a loss for the first quarter and announced plans to close 72 non-profitable stores.
    Urban One, Inc. (NASDAQ: UONE) fell 9 percent to $3.01 in pre-market trading after rising 78.38 percent on Wednesday.
    Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) shares fell 8.6 percent to $88.05 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and lowered its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) fell 8.5 percent to $22.02 in the pre-market trading session after the company posted downbeat Q1 earnings and announced plans to buy Packet Design.
    Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) shares fell 6.6 percent to $90.11 in pre-market trading after reporting weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Vericel Corp (NASDAQ: VCEL) shares fell 6.5 percent to $13.05 in pre-market trading following announcement of 3.75 million share common stock offering.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) fell 5.7 percent to $26.19 in pre-market trading. Box reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company forecast Q2 revenue of $146 million to $147 million.
    Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CODX) fell 5.7 percent to $3.15 in pre-market trading after declining 5.65 percent on Wednesday.
    Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corporation (NYSE: CHMI) shares fell 5.2 percent to $18.21 in pre-market trading after reporting a 2

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    Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE: COG) has a strong position in the Marcellus Shale, a low-cost region for natural gas production that puts the company’s break-even around $2.00 per mcf against spot prices around $2.80 per mcf. The company owns the rights to an additional 3,000 drilling locations within its undeveloped footprint which gives it the potential to increase output easily.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cabot Oil & Gas (COG)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its position in Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG) by 8.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 550,867 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after buying an additional 44,335 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company’s holdings in Cabot Oil & Gas were worth $13,210,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Comerica Securities Inc. acquired a new stake in Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 103,688 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,486,000.

  • [By ]

    The hot list:

    Align Technology (ALGN) (+22% revenue growth estimate) Amazon (AMZN) (+22%) Autodesk (ADSK) (+27%) Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) (+34%) Concho Resources (CXO) (+30%) Facebook (FB) (+27%) Netflix (NFLX) (+25%) Pentair (PNR) (+22%) Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) (+22)

    “Firms with high revenue growth should outperform the S&P 500 during the next 12 months as the index climbs by 6% to our target of 2875,” says Kostin. 

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Vanguard Extended Market ETF (VXF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    MML Investors Services LLC lowered its position in shares of Vanguard Extended Market ETF (NYSEARCA:VXF) by 14.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 11,370 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,926 shares during the quarter. MML Investors Services LLC’s holdings in Vanguard Extended Market ETF were worth $1,268,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Vanguard Extended Market ETF (NYSEARCA:VXF) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, June 28th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Friday, June 29th will be given a dividend of 0.3704 per share on Tuesday, July 3rd. This represents a $1.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.26%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 28th. This is an increase from Vanguard Extended Market ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.32.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    A.R.T. Advisors LLC lowered its stake in Wendys Co (NASDAQ:WEN) by 19.3% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 150,664 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 36,036 shares during the period. A.R.T. Advisors LLC owned 0.06% of Wendys worth $2,644,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cannae (NYSE: CNNE) and Wendys (NASDAQ:WEN) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Matt Hogan]

    Growth within the industry is a bit lumpy, with limited-service restaurants, such as Wendys Co (NASDAQ: WEN) and Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (NYSE: CMG), growing at 5.3 percent in 2017 as compared to 3.5 percent for casual dining establishments according to the National Restaurant Industry.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wendys (NASDAQ: WEN) and Empire Resorts (NASDAQ:NYNY) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hsbc Holdings PLC lowered its position in shares of Wendys Co (NASDAQ:WEN) by 91.6% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 27,590 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 299,154 shares during the quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC’s holdings in Wendys were worth $484,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Spirit AeroSystems (SPR) , Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) , Dunkin Brands (DNKN) and Wendy’s (WEN) .

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Panhandle Royalty Company(PHX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media headlines about Panhandle Oil and Gas (NYSE:PHX) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Panhandle Oil and Gas earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 50.7768748674153 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about Panhandle Oil and Gas (NYSE:PHX) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Panhandle Oil and Gas earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 46.1120655512436 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Panhandle Oil and Gas (NYSE:PHX) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

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American Republic Insurance Company has agreed to acquire Great Western Insurance Company.

American Republic is a Des Moines, Iowa-based unit of American Enterprise Group Inc. American Enterprise Group is, in turn, an arm of American Enterprise Mutual Holding Company.

The corporate family includes Medico Insurance Company as well as American Republic. American Enterprise insurers sell life insurance, hospital indemnity insurance, short-term care insurance, cancer insurance and Medicare supplement insurance.

Great Western is a privately held Ogden, Utah-based life insurer that was founded in 1983. It writes life insurance policies and annuities used to fund arrangements for funerals, cremations and burials.

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Best Insurance Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Freightcar America, Inc.(RAIL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the industrial shares rose 0.64 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Deere & Company (NYSE: DE), up 7 percent, and FreightCar America, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAIL) up 6 percent.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in FreightCar America, Inc. (NASDAQ:RAIL) by 95.9% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 730,734 shares of the transportation company’s stock after acquiring an additional 357,670 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned about 5.87% of FreightCar America worth $9,790,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 155.56 percent to close at $5.75 on Thursday.
    Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: INSP) shares gained 56.12 percent to close at $24.98. Inspire Medical went public Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The company issued 6.75 million shares priced at $16 each.
    Presbia PLC (NASDAQ: LENS) shares rose 53.02 percent to close at $3.55.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares rose 46.29 percent to close at $32.11. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) climbed 27.78 percent to close at $5.75.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares gained 26.27 percent to close at $21.15 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares jumped 22.16 percent to close at $4.30 on Thursday after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) rose 20.45 percent to close at $2.65 on Thursday.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) surged 18.36 percent to close at $9.99 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) jumped 17.68 percent to close at $35.74 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) jumped 17.4 percent to close at $5.87. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS) shares rose 17.32 percent to close at $14.90. Coherus BioSciences reported resubmission of BLA for CHS-1701.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares gained 17.17 percent to close at $31.05 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET) gained 16.02 percent to close at $2.68 following Q1 earnings.
    Ca
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    FreightCar America (NASDAQ:RAIL) Director Thomas A. Madden sold 7,506 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.69, for a total value of $117,769.14. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 20,224 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $317,314.56. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Best Insurance Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Image Sensing Systems, Inc.(ISNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Abaxis (NASDAQ: ABAX) and Image Sensing Systems (NASDAQ:ISNS) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) shares dropped 26 percent to $3.5001 after reporting earnings were down year over year. First quarter earnings came in flat, down from 4 cents per share in the same quarter of last year. Sales came in at $3.01 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Restoration Robotics Inc (NASDAQ: HAIR) fell 19.8 percent to $3.45 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) fell 19.2 percent to $3.80 in pre-market trading after reporting earnings were down year over year. First quarter earnings came in flat, down from 4 cents per share in the same quarter of last year. Sales came in at $3.01 million.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) fell 15.9 percent to $12.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Aptose Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: APTO) shares fell 11 percent to $2.98 in pre-market trading after climbing 2.45 percent on Monday.
    Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE: SBGL) shares fell 8 percent to $2.91 in pre-market trading after surging 6.40 percent on Monday.
    Switch Inc (NYSE: SWCH) shares fell 7.2 percent to $14.36 in pre-market trading following a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) fell 7.1 percent to $64.31 in pre-market trading following mixed Q2 results.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) fell 5.8 percent to $10.50 in pre-market trading after rising 25.22 percent on Monday.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) shares fell 5.1 percent to $22.46 in pre-market trading.
    Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD) fell 2.4 percent to $186.65 in pre-market trading. Home Depot reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter, while sales missed estimates

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) shares dropped 26 percent to $3.5001 after reporting earnings were down year over year. First quarter earnings came in flat, down from 4 cents per share in the same quarter of last year. Sales came in at $3.01 million.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) and Image Sensing Systems (NASDAQ:ISNS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Best Insurance Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ICON plc(ICLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Icon Plc (NASDAQ:ICLR) – Stock analysts at KeyCorp increased their Q4 2018 earnings estimates for Icon in a research note issued on Sunday, June 17th. KeyCorp analyst D. Hooker now forecasts that the medical research company will earn $1.59 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $1.58. KeyCorp currently has a “Overweight” rating and a $152.00 price target on the stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Financial Gravity Wealth Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Icon Plc (NASDAQ:ICLR) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 1,524 shares of the medical research company’s stock, valued at approximately $179,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Senomyx (NASDAQ: SNMX) and ICON (NASDAQ:ICLR) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and risk.