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Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019

Intersect Capital LLC trimmed its stake in shares of Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) by 2.7% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 51,680 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,439 shares during the period. Merck & Co., Inc. makes up 1.5% of Intersect Capital LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 15th biggest position. Intersect Capital LLC’s holdings in Merck & Co., Inc. were worth $3,137,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Clearwater Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Merck & Co., Inc. during the 1st quarter worth about $103,000. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of Merck & Co., Inc. by 208.4% during the 1st quarter. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. now owns 1,983 shares of the company’s stock worth $108,000 after acquiring an additional 1,340 shares in the last quarter. Taylor Wealth Management Partners acquired a new position in shares of Merck & Co., Inc. during the 2nd quarter worth about $110,000. Creative Financial Designs Inc. ADV boosted its position in shares of Merck & Co., Inc. by 155.2% during the 2nd quarter. Creative Financial Designs Inc. ADV now owns 1,832 shares of the company’s stock worth $111,000 after acquiring an additional 1,114 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Well Done LLC acquired a new position in shares of Merck & Co., Inc. during the 1st quarter worth about $115,000. 72.20% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Koppers Holdings Inc.(KOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Mackay Shields LLC reduced its holdings in shares of Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) by 61.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 22,786 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 36,800 shares during the period. Mackay Shields LLC owned about 0.11% of Koppers worth $874,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Koppers (NYSE:KOP) was upgraded by equities research analysts at TheStreet from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report released on Friday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Koppers (NYSE:KOP) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: BancFirst Corporation(BANF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Community Bank System (NYSE: CBU) and BancFirst (NASDAQ:BANF) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of BancFirst (NASDAQ:BANF) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday.

    BANF has been the subject of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of BancFirst from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $65.00 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of BancFirst from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a hold rating and set a $60.00 target price on shares of BancFirst in a research report on Friday, April 20th.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Golden Entertainment, Inc.(GDEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Golden Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:GDEN) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $36.67.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Golden Entertainment (NASDAQ:GDEN) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Golden Entertainment earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 47.4533629478547 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News coverage about Golden Entertainment (NASDAQ:GDEN) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Golden Entertainment earned a news sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 45.5212527362401 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Golden Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:GDEN) shares traded up 7.2% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $25.31 and last traded at $25.29. 501,759 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 47% from the average session volume of 341,759 shares. The stock had previously closed at $23.59.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Ellie Mae, Inc.(ELLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Ellie Mae Inc (NYSE:ELLI) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seventeen ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have assigned a hold recommendation and eight have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $108.54.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Investors are scared about the state of the mortgage market, and that’s created consternation about mortgage software platform provider Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI) and its ability to keep producing the huge growth that it has seen in recent years. Concerns about rising interest rates have been around for a year now, but only recently have rate increases from the Federal Reserve on the short-term end of the yield curve actually started to have a substantial upward impact on longer-term fixed mortgage rates.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Ellie Mae Inc (NYSE:ELLI) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the eighteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $108.54.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Wellesley Bancorp, Inc.(WEBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wellesley Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:WEBK) CEO Thomas J. Fontaine sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.26, for a total transaction of $33,260.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media stories about Wellesley Bancorp (NASDAQ:WEBK) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Wellesley Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.9511251966149 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.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about Wellesley Bancorp (NASDAQ:WEBK) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Wellesley Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.4011157327553 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wellesley Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:WEBK) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 23rd, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, September 5th will be paid a dividend of 0.055 per share by the bank on Wednesday, September 19th. This represents a $0.22 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.65%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, September 4th.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Biotricity (BTCY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    According to a recent report (“Internet of Medical Things Enabling Hospitals of the Future”) from Frost & Sullivan, the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is helping to drive the home healthcare industry into new innovations that are clustered around wearables and eSkin devices – the type of devices that small cap Biotricity Inc (OTCQB: BTCY) is developing. To begin with, the Internet of Medical Things is part of the much bigger Internet of Things (IoT) idea with IoMT consisting connected medical devices or applications feeding medical or patient data into the cloud via online networks. In addition and aside from Internet of Medical Things, there is also another trend in healthcare to move away from “reactive” healthcare where a patient visits a healthcare facility to deal with a problem and to instead move toward “proactive” healthcare care where the patient takes a degree of responsibility for their own health through the use of health monitoring systems (enabled by IoMT). 

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    MedicalResearch.com recently interviewed Waqaas Al-Siddiq, the Founder and CEO of small cap Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) company Biotricity Inc (OTCQB: BTCY), about the future of medical wearables and their interaction with deep data and artificial intelligence (AI). Biotricity itself is specialized in remote monitoring solutions for chronic illnesses who’s platform is comprised of three key components tailored to a variety of diagnostic and post-diagnostic applications:  

  • [By Peter Graham]

    On Tuesday, small cap Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) stock Biotricity Inc (OTCQB: BTCY) announced the expansion of its sales team to cover two additional geographic centers in the US that are key to driving faster adoption of its flagship Bioflux product – the first application of a platform where the Company has tailored Internet of Things (IoT) hardware, Real Time Operating System (RTOS) and the cloud for the diagnostic cardiac market.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) company Biotricity Inc (OTCQB: BTCY), which is building a remote patient monitoring platform, has just released operational updates for fiscal Q2 2018 (which ended September 30, 2018). To begin with, Bioflux 1.0 (which is a high-precision, single-unit mobile cardiac telemetry or MCT device that provides real-time monitoring and transmission of ambulatory patients’ ECG information) experienced record high sales growth and market expansion during the fiscal Q2 2018 – including a 150% increase in total device sales and a 75% increase in new customers from Q1. Existing customers continued to purchase additional units leading to a 62% increase in repeat customer orders from Q1.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) company Biotricity, Inc (OTCBB: BTCY) has just announced that it will be expanding the scope of a previously approved clinical investigation of fetal heart rate variability (fHRV) to include maternal HRV and other key physiologic metrics for maximum predictive accuracy and efficiency. This is potentially a good area to be in due to the fact that high-risk pregnancies require extensive monitoring and care during the gestational period. High-risk pregnancies are also on the rise and now account for 6 – 8% of all pregnancies in the U.S. due in part to a rise in existing maternal health conditions (such as high blood pressure and obesity) and older parental age at the time of pregnancy. This means that the maternal and fetal monitoring market is growing rapidly and is expected to be worth $2.3 Billion by 2019. 

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Investment Technology Group, Inc.(ITG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SEI Investments (NASDAQ: SEIC) and Investment Technology Group (NYSE:ITG) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Investment Technology Group (NYSE:ITG) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 17th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 30th will be given a dividend of 0.07 per share by the financial services provider on Friday, June 15th. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.23%.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Semgroup Corporation(SEMG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Barclays PLC grew its holdings in SemGroup Corp (NYSE:SEMG) by 32.4% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 20,779 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,090 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in SemGroup were worth $444,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    SemGroup (NYSE:SEMG) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

    Signet Jewelers (NYSE:SIG) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about SemGroup (NYSE:SEMG) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SemGroup earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the pipeline company an impact score of 45.1707332632932 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of SemGroup Corp (NYSE:SEMG) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the fourteen analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $27.63.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    SemGroup (NYSE: SEMG) and Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    NCS Multistage (NASDAQ:NCSM) and SemGroup (NYSE:SEMG) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and dividends.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Argan, Inc.(AGX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA raised its position in Argan, Inc. (NYSE:AGX) by 26.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 99,678 shares of the construction company’s stock after buying an additional 20,936 shares during the period. Federated Investors Inc. PA’s holdings in Argan were worth $4,282,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System decreased its holdings in Argan, Inc. (NYSE:AGX) by 26.3% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 5,343 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 1,907 shares during the quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System’s holdings in Argan were worth $229,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Argan (NYSE:AGX) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Argan earned a daily sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the construction company an impact score of 45.7492523122329 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: AdvanSix Inc. (ASIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    AdvanSix Inc (NYSE:ASIX) shares hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $32.23 and last traded at $32.33, with a volume of 2848 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $32.70.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AdvanSix (NYSE:ASIX) Director Michael Marberry bought 1,398 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, May 7th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $35.74 per share, for a total transaction of $49,964.52. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    GSA Capital Partners LLP reduced its holdings in AdvanSix Inc (NYSE:ASIX) by 36.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 24,620 shares of the company’s stock after selling 14,277 shares during the quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP owned about 0.08% of AdvanSix worth $856,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019

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Retirees and those approaching the end of their careers often are advised to reduce stock market exposure. Instead, many end up putting larger percentages of their savings into fixed-income investments like Treasury bonds. Although Treasuries are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government, making them the safest dollar-denominated debt instruments on the planet, they are far from risk-free. As many retirees are learning the hard way in 2018, Treasury bonds can lose money, and current trends suggest that those tough times could continue.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Alaska Air Group, Inc.(ALK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The analyst highlighted American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL), Delta Airlines Inc. (NYSE: DAL), Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) and Alaska Air Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ALK) as among the industry's best-positioned names. The quartet combines for over 38 percent of JETS' roster.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Lastly, a brutal competitive battle between Southwest and Alaska Air (NYSE:ALK) that has been playing out over the past year is starting to let up. Alaska Airlines has cut several routes where it had been encroaching on core Southwest Airlines markets. Meanwhile, Southwest Airlines is set to reduce its capacity in San Francisco, where Alaska Airlines is now the second-largest carrier.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows JetBlue Airways Corporation giving a good performance thats still not as good as that of large cap Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) while the performance ofAlaska Air Group, Inc (NYSE: ALK), which has acquired Virgin America Inc (NASDAQ: VA), seems to have slipped recently:

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Griffin Industrial Realty, Inc.(GRIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about Griffin Industrial Realty (NASDAQ:GRIF) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Griffin Industrial Realty earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.889795908597 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its position in Griffin Land & Nurseries, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRIF) by 155.3% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 3,876 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,358 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned approximately 0.08% of Griffin Land & Nurseries worth $142,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Actuant Corporation(ATU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    After 111 years as a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) has been replaced on the index by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.(NYSE: WBA). According to David Blitzer, managing director and chair of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, the change is part of an effort to increase value and prominence of consumer goods, finance, healthcare, and technology firms on the U.S. economy. GE is the last original member to be removed from the index. Shares of Boeing Co.(NYSE BA), DowDuPont Inc. (NYSE: DOW), and Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) are getting pounded on concerns that a full-blown trade war may accelerate and hurt major exporters to China. Yesterday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced he may seek tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods. Trump has asked U.S. trade representatives to identify potential products on which the United States could implement a 10% tariff. Recent trade volatility has erased all gains in the Dow Jones in 2018. Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) has raised its bid forTwenty-FirstCentury Fox Inc.(NYSE: FOXA) assets to $71.3 billion in cash and stock. The new offer tops the $35 all-cash offer proposed last week by cable and telecom giant Comcast Corp.(Nasdaq: CMCSA).
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: MU, ORCL, SBUX
    Micron Technology Inc.(Nasdaq: MU) will lead a light day of earnings reports Wednesday. The Chinese semiconductor giant is expected to report earnings per share (EPS) of $3.14 on top of $7.75 billion in revenue. While markets will be interested in this report, the greater focus will likely center on the impact of U.S. tariffs on the company’s forward guidance. Oracle Corp.(NYSE: ORCL) stock was off 3.7% despite news that the cloud computing giant topped Wall Street earnings expectations yesterday. The firm reported adjusted EPS of $0.99 on top of $11.25 billion in revenue. Those numbers beat average expectations of $0.94 on $11.18 billion. The stock slumped after

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Actuant Co. (NYSE:ATU) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have issued a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $23.63.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: American International Group Inc.(AIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gifford Fong Associates acquired a new position in shares of American International Group (NYSE:AIG) in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor acquired 44,100 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,400,000.

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    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: SPDR Wells Fargo Preferred Stock ETF (PSK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PrairieSky Royalty (TSE:PSK)’s share price reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as high as C$28.50 and last traded at C$28.40, with a volume of 395241 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at C$28.32.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    LPL Financial LLC decreased its position in shares of SPDR Wells Fargo Preferred Stock ETF (NYSEARCA:PSK) by 23.2% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 138,573 shares of the company’s stock after selling 41,937 shares during the quarter. LPL Financial LLC’s holdings in SPDR Wells Fargo Preferred Stock ETF were worth $6,021,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation(NYMX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    IDEXX Laboratories (NASDAQ: IDXX) and Nymox Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:NYMX) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Carnival Corporation(CCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Does the market still overreact to news headlines? It sure seems that way in many cases, and the recent sell-off in shares of Carnival Corp. (NYSE: CCL) after earnings may have become one of those instances. It turns out that Wall Street analysts have maintained a more bullish view of the cruise line operator and they still see big upside ahead.

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    Harley Davidson (NYSE: HOG) has weighed in on U.S. trade policy. The company said over the weekend that European Union tariffs could fuel an uptick in prices by at least $2,200 per unit. However, the company said in a statement that it does not plan to raise prices as a result. Instead, the firm plans to shift its production intended for EU sales out of the United States.
    General Electric (NYSE: GE) is on the verge of selling its industrial division to private equity giant Advent Capital for $3 billion. According to reports, Advent beat out Cummins in a bidding war for the lucrative industrial engine group.
    Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is ramping up its Prime grocery store sales. The company’s Whole Foods savings program has expanded nationwide. After a brief trial period in Florida, Prime members can now access deals in every state. It’s bad news for grocery rivals as Amazon continues to expand.
    Look for an earnings report from Carnival Corp. (NYSE: CCL). Wall Street analysts project that the cruise line will report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.60 on top of $4.33 billion in revenue.
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  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Carnival(NYSE:CCL) (NYSE:CUK)is kicking off the new trading week with disappointing financial results, sending the stock to fresh 52-week lows on Monday. The world’s largest cruise ship operator posted its fiscal second-quarter results ahead of the market open. The quarter itself was solid, but weak guidance scared investors worried about looming softness and cost controls.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    There’s no sign of rough seas ahead in the cruise ship industry. Instead,Carnival(NYSE:CCL) just announced fiscal second-quarter earnings results that sailed past management’s guidance for the second straight quarter.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Carnival Corp. (NYSE: CCL) traded down about 10.4% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $56.95 after closing Friday at $63.53. The stock’s 52-week high is $72.70. Volume totaled about 14.5 million, nearly four times the daily average of around 4 million. The company reported better-than-expected earnings this morning, but rising costs and a shaky outlook were not rewarded today.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Liberty Global plc(LILA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Investment Technology Group, Inc.(ITG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Investment Technology Group (NYSE:ITG) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 17th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 30th will be given a dividend of 0.07 per share by the financial services provider on Friday, June 15th. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.23%.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SEI Investments (NASDAQ: SEIC) and Investment Technology Group (NYSE:ITG) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Qwest Corporation(CTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CarTaxi Token (CURRENCY:CTX) traded 18.6% higher against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 19:00 PM ET on May 16th. One CarTaxi Token token can now be bought for approximately $0.0097 or 0.00000117 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. CarTaxi Token has a market cap of $385,677.00 and approximately $55,231.00 worth of CarTaxi Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last week, CarTaxi Token has traded 58% higher against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CarTaxi Token (CURRENCY:CTX) traded up 16.3% against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 12:00 PM Eastern on May 21st. During the last seven days, CarTaxi Token has traded 23.4% higher against the dollar. CarTaxi Token has a market capitalization of $361,050.00 and $28,505.00 worth of CarTaxi Token was traded on exchanges in the last day. One CarTaxi Token token can now be purchased for approximately $0.0090 or 0.00000107 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges.

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Angel Commodities’ report on Gold

Last week, spot gold prices declined 0. 4 percent to trade at $ 1311.2 per ounce while MCX gold prices declined 0.6 percent although rupee depreciation of around 2 percent did not help gold prices much. Stronger US dollar optimistic data sets from the US and assurance from the FED that the rate hikes will be gradual in 2018 kept the gold prices in check for most of the last week. The Fed said inflation on a 12 – month basis was “expected to run near the committee’s symmetric 2 percent objective”. However, sharp downside was limited as u ncertainties supported bullion, including U.S. – China trade talks and the potential U.S. withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear accord.

Outlook
We expect gold prices to trade higher today as the Iranian nuclear accord and the US China trade tensions will boost safe haven demand. On the MCX, gold prices are expected to trade higher today, international markets are trading higher by 0.2 percent at $ 1317.70 per ounce.

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Top 5 Gold Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cray Inc(CRAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    Gardner:There’sa lot of biotech and some computer companies. We once visited the Cray Corporation (NASDAQ:CRAY), which was one of the early supercomputer companies.Seymour Cray was one of the pioneers of supercomputing. If you look up Cray Computers, they were the supercomputers back in the 80s, when computers were a lot bigger than they are today, andprobably slower, but they were super back then. Anyway,that was a Minneapolis company I once visited. Our dad used to take us, occasionally, on trips. We’d just drop by corporate headquarters and talk to an investor relations person. That was one of the times I did that. Itwasn’t like I did it dozens of times. We did maybe five or six times. ButI’ll always remember Cray Computer.

Top 5 Gold Stocks To Buy Right Now: Investment Technology Group, Inc.(ITG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Investment Technology Group (NYSE:ITG) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 17th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 30th will be given a dividend of 0.07 per share by the financial services provider on Friday, June 15th. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.23%.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SEI Investments (NASDAQ: SEIC) and Investment Technology Group (NYSE:ITG) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

Top 5 Gold Stocks To Buy Right Now: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.(CHKP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    Check Point Software Technologies (Nasdaq: CHKP) plummeted 6.4% when it only slightly beat Q1 expectations but guided lower for the year. Cybersecurity has gotten more competitive recently, and the company reported a 12% increase in marketing expenses through the first quarter. That spooked investors on the potential for slower sales growth and weaker profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Earnest Partners LLC lessened its position in shares of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) by 0.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 968,317 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 6,007 shares during the quarter. Earnest Partners LLC’s holdings in Check Point Software Technologies were worth $96,193,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 5 Gold Stocks To Buy Right Now: Brown Forman Corporation(BF.B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Brown-Forman Co. Class B (NYSE:BF.B) issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.75-1.85 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.83. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.44-3.48 billion (+6-7%), compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.46 billion.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Brown-Forman Co. Class B (NYSE:BF.B) issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday morning. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.75-1.85 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.83. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.44-3.48 billion (+6-7%), compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.46 billion.

Top 5 Gold Stocks To Buy Right Now: Prothena Corporation plc(PRTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    In response to announcingthat it is stopping all clinical development of its lead product candidate,Prothena(NASDAQ:PRTA), a clinical-stage biotech focused onneuroscience andorphandiseases, saw its shares fall 69% as of 11 a.m. EDT.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Creating a treatment for a rare disease or rare disorder can come with massive upside if the treatment is successful. That said, the risk is that a company can implode if its rare disease treatment fails in a drug study. Now it looks as if Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) is on the verge of implosion based upon how its stock price reacted.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Prothena Corp. plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) traded down 70% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $11.05 after closing Friday at $36.84. The stock’s 52-week high is $70.00. Volume was more than 20 times the daily average of around 580,000 shares. The company is stopping development on an amyloidosis treatment following a failed late-stage trial.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) surged 87.1 percent to $12.98 after the company reported Q1 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) shares jumped 66.8 percent to $49.735 after Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced plans to acquire ARMO BioSciences for $50 per share.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) gained 34 percent to $2.2920 following announcement that the company will pre-specify new subgroup with the FDA and report Phase 3 Part B results in June.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) climbed 22.3 percent to $34.84 after the company posted upbeat Q4 earnings.
    Depomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: DEPO) shares jumped 22.2 percent to $7.28 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Everspin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRAM) gained 19.8 percent to $8.89 after the company reported strong results for its first quarter.
    Luxfer Holdings PLC (NYSE: LXFR) surged 19.8 percent to $17.10 following Q1 results.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 18.3 percent to $2.26 after French company Total announced plans to acquire 25 percent stake in Clean Energy Fuels for $83.4 million.
    Intelligent Systems Corporation (NYSE: INS) gained 17 percent to $7.116.
    Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT) surged 15.3 percent to $73.00 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHEF) climbed 15 percent to $28.85. Chefs' Warehouse posted Q1 earnings of $0.03 per share on sales of $318.6 million.
    Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: WPRT) rose 14.2 percent to $2.9701.
    Wright Medical Group N.V. (NASDAQ: WMGI) jumped 13.8 percent to $23.87 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) gained 13.4 percent to $22.70. Diplomat named Brian Griffin as Chairman and CEO.
    Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA) shares rose 13 percent to $27.97 after reporting upbeat Q1 sales.
    Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) gained 12 percent to $15.19

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We’ve noted before that for all the attention Macau gets, the real action for casinos these days is in Las Vegas. In a report issued today, Gabelli’s Adam Trivison touts the importance of Nevada for Boyd Gaming (BYD) and MGM Resorts International (MGM), which have large Nevada footprints, and for Wynn Resorts (WYNN) and Las Vegas Sands (LVS), which don’t:

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In the years leading up to the Great Recession, the housing markets of Las Vegas, Reno and their primary feeder markets in California and Arizona saw some of the nations largest increases in construction activity and home prices. When the housing market collapsed, those economies were hit hard. Due to the magnitude and breadth of the wealth destruction and credit impairment suffered in these key markets, Nevada started its recovery later than the rest of the country and its rebound has been slower. Now, eight years after Lehman Brothers collapse, Nevadas gaming markets have surpassed pre-recession visitation and employment levels. Moreover, the state has become a top migration destination as its low costs and tax rates draw businesses and consumers alike. We contend that for the state and its gaming industry, the recovery is far from over.

Hot Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Colliers International Group Inc. (CIGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Colliers International Gr (NASDAQ: CIGI) and Getty Realty (NYSE:GTY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd. acquired a new position in Colliers International Gr during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $117,633,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its position in Colliers International Gr by 4.5% during the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 859,200 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $51,856,000 after buying an additional 36,800 shares in the last quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp lifted its position in Colliers International Gr by 305.1% during the fourth quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp now owns 305,329 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $18,427,000 after buying an additional 229,960 shares in the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its position in Colliers International Gr by 31.6% during the fourth quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 261,450 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $15,779,000 after buying an additional 62,834 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG lifted its position in Colliers International Gr by 25.2% during the fourth quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 234,768 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $14,168,000 after buying an additional 47,253 shares in the last quarter. 72.69% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Colliers International Gr (NASDAQ:CIGI) (TSE:CIGI) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Colliers International Group Inc (NASDAQ:CIGI) (TSE:CIGI) shares hit a new 52-week high on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $80.95 and last traded at $80.95, with a volume of 604 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $80.50.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Seritage Growth Properties Class A (NYSE: SRG) and Colliers International Group (NASDAQ:CIGI) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Hot Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: AMERISAFE, Inc.(AMSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Amerisafe, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSF) EVP Vincent J. Gagliano sold 249 shares of Amerisafe stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.15, for a total value of $14,977.35. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 17,178 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,033,256.70. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: “$0.73 Earnings Per Share Expected for Amerisafe, Inc. (AMSF) This Quarter” was first posted by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this story on another site, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of international copyright and trademark legislation. The original version of this story can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3362844/0-73-earnings-per-share-expected-for-amerisafe-inc-amsf-this-quarter.html.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of AMERISAFE (NASDAQ:AMSF) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Friday.

    Other research analysts have also issued reports about the stock. TheStreet raised shares of AMERISAFE from a c+ rating to a b rating in a report on Thursday, April 26th. ValuEngine raised shares of AMERISAFE from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of AMERISAFE in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods initiated coverage on shares of AMERISAFE in a report on Thursday, April 5th. They issued a market perform rating and a $54.00 price target for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of AMERISAFE from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Tuesday, March 6th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. AMERISAFE currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $63.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Amerisafe (NASDAQ:AMSF) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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. Amerisafe earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.1502674511953 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Hot Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: OncoCyte Corporation(OCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) shares surged 144.96 percent to close at $265.61 on Thursday in reaction to an encouraging Phase 2 clinical trial update. The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company said its liver-directed, thyroid hormone receptor called MGL-3196 showed a statistical significance in the primary endpoint of lowering liver fat at 12 weeks and also 36 weeks.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) shares rose 101.01 percent to close at $9.99 on Thursday after falling 4.42 percent on Wednesday.
    Akers Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKER) jumped 45.58 percent to close at $0.474. The developer of rapid health information technologies said Wednesday afternoon it was granted a 180-day extension from the Nasdaq Stock Market to meet the requirement of a minimum $1.00 per share closing bid price for 10 straight days.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) gained 40.93 percent to close at $3.03 after the FDA approved Kitov's Consensi for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain and hypertension.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 28.21 percent to close at $19.86.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) climbed 26.45 percent to close at $7.84 after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) shares climbed 21.93 percent to close at $2.78 in reaction to an encouraging FDA update. The biotechnology company that focuses on therapies for the treatment of cancer said the FDA granted a Fast Track designation for fimepinostat (CUDC-907) in patients with relapsed or refractory.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 21.23 percent to close at $7.48.
    Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK) rose 16.21 percent to close at $12.83 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    The Brink's Company (NYSE: BCO) jumped 16.2 percent to close at $79.25 as the company announced plans to acquire Dunbar Armored for $520 million in cash.
    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) rose 15.14 percent to c
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    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

Hot Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Investment Technology Group, Inc.(ITG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SEI Investments (NASDAQ: SEIC) and Investment Technology Group (NYSE:ITG) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Investment Technology Group (NYSE:ITG) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 17th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 30th will be given a dividend of 0.07 per share by the financial services provider on Friday, June 15th. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.23%.

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Gold doesn't trade in a vacuum.   Markets are connected. What happens in one often affects others.   So if you want to understand what's happening with gold, you need to know what's going on in the markets that affect gold.   And while lots of traders focus only on the short term, it's important to have a big-picture view, too. The big picture shows you the long-term trends at work… and when they change. It can help you find low-risk opportunities to open new positions. And it can help you determine where to set your stops.   Today, we'll look at the big picture for two markets that affect gold… along with gold itself.   Let's get started…   The first market we'll look at is U.S. government bonds… specifically, the yield on 10-year U.S. Treasurys. The U.S. government is considered the world's safest borrower. (It can print money to pay lenders back, after all.) The rate it pays to borrow money for 10 years serves as the world's benchmark interest rate.

Hot Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: First BanCorp.(FBP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Press coverage about First BanCorp (NYSE:FBP) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First BanCorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.5369094230747 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Hot Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Humana Inc.(HUM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) which rose over 4% to $280.36. The stocks 52-week range is $206.68 to $293.35. Volume was 3.2 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.1 million.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Late Thursday, reports began to trickle in that retail behemoth Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) was in preliminary negotiations to acquire health insurer Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM). Humana’s market cap of around $37 billion makes this a very big deal, even if the talks result in some sort of partnership between the two firms.

Hot Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: National CineMedia, Inc.(NCMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Standard General L.P.National CineMedia Inc (NCMI) – 14,387,113 shares, 83.65% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 8.59%Turning Point Brands Inc (TPB) – 455,319 shares, 9.92% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 49.13%CafePress Inc (PRSS) – 2,500,000 shares, 3.77% of the total portfolio. Emmis Communications Corp (EMMS) – 515,231 shares, 2.66% of the total portfolio. Added: Turnin

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    National CineMedia (NASDAQ:NCMI) – Barrington Research lifted their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for National CineMedia in a report released on Monday, May 7th. Barrington Research analyst J. Goss now expects that the business services provider will post earnings of $0.41 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $0.34. Barrington Research currently has a “Hold” rating on the stock. Barrington Research also issued estimates for National CineMedia’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.06 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.14 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.44 EPS.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) shares climbed 23.2 percent to $155.19 after Elliott Management confirmed a $160 per share cash offer for athenahealth.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) gained 21.3 percent to $8.83. Evolus named David Moatazedi as new CEO.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) climbed 18.2 percent to $3.12 after falling 39.86 percent on Friday.
    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) rose 15.6 percent to $27.53 after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) rose 13 percent to $2.26.
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC) gained 11.9 percent to $7.35.
    National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) surged 11.8 percent to $6.24 after the company posted upbeat quarterly profit.
    Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) shares gained 11.3 percent to $3.56.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) shares rose 8.8 percent to $18.875.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) rose 8.7 percent to $2.9683.
    Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE: KOS) shares rose 7.4 percent to $7.40.
    Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) rose 7 percent to $2.88 after climbing 1.89 percent on Friday.
    Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR) surged 6 percent to $15.93. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Cloudera with a Buy rating.
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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Investment Technology Group (NYSE:ITG) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 17th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 30th will be given a dividend of 0.07 per share by the financial services provider on Friday, June 15th. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.23%.

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    Attention misguided investors: not every tech company has the same troubles as social media beast Facebook (FB) . And for those opportunistic investors our there, such a dislocation in markets right now between broader tech business models and Facebook’s could spell many lucrative buying opportunities. Research out of Goldman Sachs (GS) shows that 25 tech stocks in particular that have seen large correlations with Facebook’s equity returns since March 15 and have under-performed the S&P 500 . The list of laggards is a whose who of former high-flying tech names: Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) , KLA-Tenor (KLAC) , Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) , Alphabet (GOOGL) , Western Digital (WDC) , Electronic Arts (EA) , and Nvidia (NVDA) . 

    Not too sure where Mr. Market’s head is at, but it’s unlikely Facebook’s troubles will hurt sales of video-games for Electronic Arts this coming holiday season. Nvidia is still holding the pole position in the booming market for AI and autonomous driving chips, and doesn’t put suspect quizzes on a website.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Century Casinos (NASDAQ: CNTY) is one of 31 public companies in the “Hotels & motels” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Century Casinos to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Century Casinos (NASDAQ:CNTY) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Thursday.

    Several other research firms have also recently issued reports on CNTY. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Century Casinos from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. TheStreet cut shares of Century Casinos from a b rating to a c+ rating in a research note on Friday, April 6th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Century Casinos from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $11.00.