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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021

One solution gaining popularity: Get rid of the bolivar and replace it with the US dollar.

The idea is called dollarization. Ecuador, El Salvador and some small island nations have done it. Now it could be coming to Venezuela, widely considered the world’s worst economy not mired in an armed conflict.

Venezuela has a presidential election this spring, and Henri Falcon is seen as the top opposition candidate to the incumbent, Nicolas Maduro. Francisco Rodriguez, a former Wall Street economist who advises Falcon, says he would shift the nation to the dollar to cure its biggest problem, soaring inflation.

Prices are rising much faster than wages. Venezuelans are going hungry and hospitals are ill-equipped because of widespread shortages of medicine and food. The average Venezuelan living in poverty last year lost 25 pounds, according to a recently published study.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: WSFS Financial Corporation(WSFS)

WSFS Financial Corporation (the Company, our Company, we, our or us) is parent to Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB (WSFS Bank or the Bank), the seventh oldest bank and trust company in the United States continuously operating under the same name. At $5.6 billion in assets and $13.2 billion in fiduciary assets, WSFS Bank is also the largest bank and trust company headquartered in Delaware and the Delaware Valley. WSFS Bank has been in operation for 184 years. In addition to its focus on stellar customer service, the Bank has continued to fuel growth and remain a leader in our community. We are a relationship-focused, locally-managed, banking institution. For the tenth consecutive year, our Associates (what we call our employees) ranked us a “Top Workplace” in Delaware and for the fifth year in a row the readers of the Delaware News Journal voted us the “Top Bank” in the state. We state our mission simply: “We Stand for Service.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    WSFS Financial Co. (NASDAQ:WSFS) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $59.20.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about WSFS Financial (NASDAQ:WSFS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. WSFS Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.7493461022814 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Canon, Inc.(CAJ)

Canon Inc. (Canon), incorporated on August 10, 1937, is a manufacturer of office multifunction devices (MFDs), plain paper copying machines, laser printers, inkjet printers, cameras and lithography equipment. Canon sells its products principally under the Canon brand name and through sales subsidiaries. The Company earns revenues primarily from the manufacture and sale of these products domestically and internationally. Canon has manufacturing subsidiaries in a variety of countries, including the United States, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. Canon operates its business in three segments: the Office Business Unit, the Imaging System Business Unit, and the Industry and Others Business Unit.

Office Business Unit

Canon manufactures, markets and services a range of MFDs, printers, copying machines for personal and office use and production print products for print professionals. The Office Business Unit includes MFDs, laser multifunction printers (MFPs), laser printers, digital production printing systems, feed printers, wide-format printers and document solutions. The Company also delivers added value to customers through software, services and solutions. Its offerings cover a range of markets from Small Office Home Office (SOHO), and Small and Midsize Business (SMB) to large enterprises and professional graphic arts. Canon has launched its A4-size color device imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350iF/C250iF. Canon has also launched imageRUNNER 2202/2002, which is a low-end A3-size monochrome device tailored to the emerging market.

In software, services and solutions, Canon’s application development platform, the Multifunctional Embedded Application Platform (MEAP), allows the creation of customized applications for Canon MFDs. Canon is engaged in reinforcing its solutions capability through offerings, such as imageWARE software suite, business process automation software Enterprise Imaging Platform (EIP) and Canon! MDS, which is a device management solution. Canon’s consolidated net sales, for the years ended December 31, 2014, were 55.8% for the Office Business Unit.

The Company competes with Xerox Corporation/Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.; Ricoh Company, Ltd.; Konica Minolta Inc.; Hewlett-Packard Company; Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Toshiba TEC Corporation, Sharp Corporation and Lexmark International, Inc.

Imaging System Business Unit

Canon manufactures and markets digital cameras and digital video camcorders, as well as lenses and various related accessories. The Imaging System Business Unit includes interchangeable lens digital cameras, digital compact cameras, digital camcorders, digital cinema cameras, interchangeable lenses, inkjet printers, large-format inkjet printers, commercial photo printers, image scanners, multimedia projectors, broadcast equipment and calculators.

The Company has launched two new digital single-lens reflex camera (SLR) cameras. The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is designed to meet the demands of photographers and videographers who want a camera that can provide a range of artistic opportunities. It shoots up to 10 frames per second and has a 65-point all cross-type AF system. The number of available autofocus (AF) points, and whether single line or cross-type, varies depending on the lens. Canon also launched seven new lens products for digital SLR. The interchangeable lens lineup exceeds 90 products, including Cinema Lenses (EF-Mount).

The Company has introduced fourteen new models to the compact digital camera market across the world. Canon offers a range of products to meet needs based on its core technology Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering (FINE). For home use, Canon offers printer solutions as PIXMA Cloud Link and PIXMA Printing to tighten the connection with cloud computing, smartphone and tablet personal computers (PC). It also offers My Image Garden, enabling a range of photo-print, an Intelligent Touch Syst! em and XL! ink tank & ink cartridge.

Canon launched the brand MAXIFY in the business inkjet printer segment. In the professional printing market, the Company offers three professional photo inkjet printers: the PIXMA PRO-1 with a 12 LUCIA ink system of pigment-based inks, PIXMA PRO-10 with a 10 LUCIA ink system, and the PIXMA PRO-100 with eight dye inks to produce colorful and vivid prints. Canon’s large-format inkjet printers are based on FINE head technology and employ its image processor, L-COA, developed for LUCIA pigment inks. Canon’s lineup also includes CanoScan LiDE, the flatbed scanners which use Contact Image Sensor (CIS), and a scanner with Charge-Coupled Devices (CCD) for high resolution. Canon’s consolidated net sales, for the years ended December 31, 2014, were 36.0% for the Imaging System Business Unit.

The Company competes with Sony Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Nikon Corporation; Panasonic Corporation; JVC Kenwood Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company and Seiko Epson Corporation.

Industry and Others Business Unit

The Company’s Industry and Others Business Unit segment includes semiconductor lithography equipment, Flat panel display (FPD) lithography equipment, digital radiography systems, ophthalmic equipment, vacuum thin-film deposition equipment, organic light emitting diode (OLED) panel manufacturing equipment, die bonders, micromotors, network cameras, handy terminals and document scanners. Canon’s consolidated net sales for the years ended December 31, 2014, were 10.7% for the Industry and Others Business Unit.

The Company competes with Nikon Corporation and ASML Holding N.V.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Canon Inc (NYSE:CAJ) – Analysts at Jefferies Financial Group upped their FY2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Canon in a research report issued on Tuesday, February 12th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst M. Nakanomyo now anticipates that the technology company will post earnings per share of $1.89 for the year, up from their prior estimate of $1.76. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Canon’s FY2020 earnings at $1.99 EPS.

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Anders Bylund, and Maxx Chatsko]

    So which stocks should these investors check out? We posed that question to a team of Motley Fool contributors, and they called out Canon (NYSE:CAJ), Enterprise Products Partners LP (NYSE:EPD), and Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX). 

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Canon Inc (NYSE:CAJ) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Financial Group raised their FY2020 earnings estimates for shares of Canon in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, July 11th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst M. Nakanomyo now forecasts that the technology company will post earnings of $2.60 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $2.59.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.(HOT)

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., incorporated on March 27, 1980, is a hotel and leisure company. The Company’s hotel business is focused on the global operation of hotels and resorts primarily in the luxury and upper upscale segments of the lodging industry. The Company manages and operates its hotel business in three hotel segments: the Americas; Europe, Africa and the Middle East (EAME), and Asia Pacific. Its vacation ownership and residential business is a separate segment. The Company conducts its hotel and leisure business both directly and through its subsidiaries. The Company owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a provider of vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and access to Starwood brands. The Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) program is the Company’s traveler, customer loyalty and multi-brand marketing program. This program allows members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and airline flights, with no blackout dates. The SPG program is rewarding loyalty program in the hospitality industry. The Company also develops, owns and operates vacation ownership resorts, markets and sells the vacation ownership Interests (VOIs) in the resorts and, in many cases, provides financing to customers who purchase such ownership interests.

The Company has approximately 1,297 properties providing over 370,000 rooms in approximately 100 countries. The Company’s hotel business include approximately 1,282 owned, managed or franchised hotels with over 362,300 rooms, comprising 30 hotels that it owns or leases or in which the Company has a majority equity interest, over 610 hotels managed by the Company on behalf of third-party owners and approximately 640 hotels for which it receives franchise fees. The Company’s approximately 30 hotels include The St. Regis, San Francisco; The St. Regis, New York; W New York-Times Square; The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta; The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali; Sheraton Kauai Resort; Sheraton Steamboat Resort; The Trem! ont Chicago Hotel at Magnificent Mile; Park Tower, Buenos Aires; Hotel Goldener Hirsch, Salzburg; The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta; The Westin Resort & Spa, Los Cabos; Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center; Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto International Airport, and Sheraton Paris Airport Hotel & Conference Centre, among others. In addition, the Company’s vacation ownership and residential business includes approximately 15 stand-alone vacation ownership resorts and residential properties.

The Company’s brands include St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W, Westin, Le Meridien, Sheraton, Four Points, Aloft, Element and Tribute Portfolio. All brands (other than the Four Points by Sheraton, the Aloft and Element brands) represent full-service properties that range in amenities from luxury hotels to priced hotels. Its Four Points by Sheraton, Aloft and Element brands are select-service properties that cater to consumers.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hydro Protocol (CURRENCY:HOT) traded 3.1% higher against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 22:00 PM Eastern on March 12th. Over the last week, Hydro Protocol has traded up 14.6% against the US dollar. Hydro Protocol has a market cap of $2.22 million and approximately $29,910.00 worth of Hydro Protocol was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Hydro Protocol token can currently be bought for $0.0032 or 0.00000081 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including OKEx, DDEX, Bancor Network and Bgogo.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Hydro Protocol (CURRENCY:HOT) traded 0.2% higher against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 0:00 AM ET on October 5th. Over the last seven days, Hydro Protocol has traded 2.8% lower against the U.S. dollar. Hydro Protocol has a total market cap of $7.33 million and $54,859.00 worth of Hydro Protocol was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Hydro Protocol token can now be purchased for approximately $0.0104 or 0.00000158 BTC on major exchanges including DDEX, Bancor Network, HADAX and Ethfinex.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Holo (CURRENCY:HOT) traded 0.8% lower against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on September 22nd. Holo has a market cap of $148.52 million and approximately $5.90 million worth of Holo was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Holo token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0011 or 0.00000017 BTC on major exchanges including IDEX, LATOKEN, Binance and Hotbit. In the last seven days, Holo has traded up 0.1% against the US dollar.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Cabot Microelectronics Corporation(CCMP)

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells polishing slurries and pads used in the manufacture of advanced integrated circuit (IC) devices in the semiconductor industry in a process called chemical mechanical planarization (CMP). The CMP technology is a polishing process used by IC device manufacturers to planarize or flatten the multiple layers of material that are deposited upon silicon wafers. The company offers CMP slurries, which are liquid solutions composed of high-purity deionized water, proprietary chemical additives, and engineered abrasives that chemically and mechanically interact with the surface material of the IC device at an atomic level; and CMP pads that are engineered polymeric materials designed to distribute and transport the slurry to the surface of the wafer and distribute it evenly across the wafer. Its CMP slurries are used for polishing various materials that conduct electrical signals, including tungsten, copper, tantalum, and aluminum; and certain materials that are used in the production of rigid disks and magnetic heads for hard disk drives, as well as used in the dielectric insulating materials that separate conductive layers within logic and memory IC devices. The company also designs and produces precision polishing and metrology systems to attain near-perfect shape and surface finish on various optical components, such as mirrors, lenses, and prisms. It serves the producers of logic IC devices or memory IC devices, and providers of IC foundry services. The company operates in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Cabot Microelectronics Corporation was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Cabot Microelectronics (NASDAQ:CCMP) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cabot Microelectronics earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.640513544039 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Cabot Microelectronics Co. (NASDAQ:CCMP) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $112.25.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Cabot Microelectronics Co. (NASDAQ:CCMP) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $114.80.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.(ARR)

ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. invests in residential mortgage backed securities in the United States. The company is managed by ARMOUR Capital Management LP. Its securities portfolio primarily consists of agency securities backed by fixed rate, hybrid adjustable rate, and adjustable rate home loans, as well as unsecured notes and bonds issued by the government-sponsored entities and the United States treasuries; and money market instruments. The company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust under the Internal Revenue Code. As a result, it would not be subject to corporate income tax on that portion of its net income that is distributed to shareholders. ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Vero Beach, Florida.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    ARMOUR Residential REIT (NYSE:ARR) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 15, 2019 8:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    IndexIQ Advisors LLC trimmed its stake in ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) by 6.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 37,484 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 2,444 shares during the period. IndexIQ Advisors LLC owned approximately 0.09% of ARMOUR Residential REIT worth $855,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Ishares Trust Dj Us Financial (IYF)

iShares Dow Jones U.S. Financial Sector Index Fund (the Fund) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Dow Jones U.S. Financials Index (the Index). The Index measures the performance of the financial sector of the United States equity market. The Index includes companies in sectors, such as banks, non-life insurance, life insurance, real estate and general finance. Barclays Global Fund Advisors (BGFA) manages the investment of the Fund.

The Fund invests in a representative sample of securities included in the Index that collectively has an investment profile similar to the Index. Due to the use of representative sampling, the Fund may, or may not, hold all of the securities that are included in the Index.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The challenges facing EUFN may indicate the ETF will be challenged to deliver compelling risk-reward for investors. EUFN's three-year standard deviation is 18.23 percent, or more than 500 basis points above the same metric on the iShares U.S. Financials ETF (NYSE: IYF).

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Orchid Island Capital, Inc.(ORC)

Orchid Island Capital, Inc. (Orchid), incorporated on August 17, 2010, is a specialty finance company that invests in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). The Company’s business objective is to provide risk-adjusted total returns to its investors over the long term through a combination of capital appreciation and the payment of regular monthly distributions. The Company’s portfolio consists of two categories of Agency RMBS: traditional pass-through Agency RMBS and structured Agency RMBS. The Company operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is managed and advised by Bimini Advisors, LLC.

Pass-through Agency RMBS

The Company invests in pass-through securities, which are securities secured by residential real property in which payments of both interest and principal on the securities are generally made monthly. The mortgage loans underlying pass-through certificates include fixed-rate mortgages, where the borrower pays an interest rate that is constant throughout the term of the loan; adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs), where the borrower pays an interest rate that varies over the term of the loan, and Hybrid ARMs, which has a fixed-rate for approximately first few years of the loan and thereafter reset periodically similar to a traditional ARM.

Structured Agency RMBS

The Company also invests in structured Agency RMBS, which consists of collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs), interest only securities (IOs), inverse interest only securities (IIOs) and principal only securities (POs), among other types of structured Agency RMBS. CMOs are a type of RMBS where the principal and interest of which are paid, on a monthly basis. IOs and IIOs represent the interest payments on a pool of mortgages, either fixed-rate mortgages or hybrid ARMs. POs represent principal payments on a pool of mortgages.

The Company competes with the Federal Reserve Bank.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Orchid Island Capital, Inc.  (NYSE:ORC)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 22, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Orchid Island Capital (NYSE:ORC) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Thursday.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Orchid Island Capital from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, July 3rd.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    One Liberty Properties (NYSE: ORC) and Orchid Island Capital (NYSE:ORC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Rockwell Collins, Inc.(COL)

Rockwell Collins, Inc. designs, produces, and supports communications and aviation systems worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Commercial Systems, Government Systems, and Information Management Services. The Commercial Systems segment provides communications, navigation, and situational awareness and surveillance systems and products, as well as integrated avionics and cabin electronics, electro-mechanical, and simulation and training systems. It also offers satellite-based global voice and data communication products and services; wireless information distribution technologies; and maintenance, repairs, parts, after-sales support services, and aftermarket used equipment. This segment serves original equipment manufacturers of commercial air transport, business and regional aircraft, commercial airlines, and business aircraft operators. The Government Systems segment provides defense-related systems, products, and services comprising communications systems and products; avionics sub-systems; precision targeting, electronic warfare, and range and training systems; and visual system products, and training systems and services. This segment serves U.S. Department of Defense, other ministries of defense, other government agencies, and defense contractors. The Information Management Services segment offers voice and data communication services; flight support services; airport communications and information systems; train dispatching and information systems; mission critical security systems; and backup communications services. This segment serves commercial airlines, business aircraft operators, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, airport and critical infrastructure operators, and passenger and freight railroads. The company markets its products directly to customers, as well as through sales force, dealers, and sales representatives. Rockwell Collins, Inc. was founded in 1933 and is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) saw some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors bought 1,159 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,367% compared to the typical daily volume of 79 call options.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Investors in United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) should prepare for some pretty big changes at the conglomerate. It’s been a long time coming, but the company’s acquisition of Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) should be completed by the end of September, and within a couple of months, management will publicly outline the results of its review of strategic options. They are widely expected to deliver a breakup plan. Here’s the lowdown, and why splitting up the business makes sense.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Raymond James & Associates raised its stake in Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) by 1.0% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 43,229 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after purchasing an additional 441 shares during the quarter. Raymond James & Associates’ holdings in Rockwell Collins were worth $5,822,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Synnex Corporation(SNX)

SYNNEX Corporation provides business process services to resellers, retailers, original equipment manufacturers, and financial and insurance institutions in the United States, North and South America, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, and internationally. It operates in two segments, Technology Solutions and Concentrix. The Technology Solutions segment distributes peripherals; information technology systems, including data center server and storage solutions; system components; software; networking/communications/security equipment; consumer electronics; and complementary products. This segment also provides systems design and integration solutions, build-to-order, and configure-to-order assembly capabilities for data center servers, and storage and networking solutions. The Concentrix segment offers a portfolio of strategic solutions and end-to-end business services focused on customer engagement strategy, process optimization, technology innovation, front and back-office automation, and business transformation services. The company also provides logistics services that include outsourced fulfillment, virtual distribution, and direct ship to end-users; financing services comprising net terms, third party leasing, floor plan financing, and letters of credit backed financing and arrangements; marketing services, such as direct mail, external media advertising, reseller product training, targeted telemarketing campaigns, trade shows, trade groups, database analysis, print on demand services, and Web-based marketing; online services; and technical support services. The company was formerly known as SYNNEX Information Technologies, Inc. and changed its name to SYNNEX Corporation in October 2003. SYNNEX Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Synthetix Network Token (CURRENCY:SNX) traded down 16.6% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM ET on February 18th. One Synthetix Network Token token can currently be purchased for $0.0475 or 0.00001214 BTC on exchanges including Liquid, IDEX, Kucoin and Gate.io. During the last week, Synthetix Network Token has traded 12.8% higher against the US dollar. Synthetix Network Token has a market capitalization of $3.25 million and $934.00 worth of Synthetix Network Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Synnex Corporation (NYSE:SNX)Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallOct. 3, 2018, 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: America’s Car-Mart Inc.(CRMT)

America?s Car-Mart, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. It primarily sells older model used vehicles and provides financing for its customers. As of February 3, 2012, the company operated 112 automotive dealerships in 9 states. The company was founded in 1981 and is based in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    America’s Car-Mart Inc  (NASDAQ:CRMT)Q3 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 20, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    America’s Car-Mart (NASDAQ:CRMT) was downgraded by research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    America’s Car-Mart (NASDAQ:CRMT) and Asbury Automotive Group (NYSE:ABG) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019

What happened

Shares of natural gas and renewable natural gas provider Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ:CLNE) are up 25.1% at 12:25 p.m. EDT on March 13, following the release of the company’s fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 financial results yesterday after market close. 

The company reported revenue and earnings numbers that both came in ahead of analyst expectations. Fourth-quarter revenue was $96.2 million, up 8% from last year, while GAAP net income came in at $6.9 million, compared to a $28.3 million net loss in the year-ago period. On a per-share basis, that works out to $0.03 earnings per share, while most analysts who cover the stock had projected a small loss. 

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So what

It isn’t just the solid revenue and GAAP earnings results that have Mr. Market excited today. Because natural gas commodity prices can swing wildly, looking at revenue alone doesn’t always show whether the company is actually growing.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc.(OLLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (NASDAQ:OLLI) had its price objective increased by JPMorgan Chase & Co. from $70.00 to $84.00 in a report released on Tuesday morning. They currently have an overweight rating on the stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:OLLI) VP Kenneth Robert Bertram sold 6,750 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $78.99, for a total transaction of $533,182.50. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 17,217 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,359,970.83. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:OLLI) SVP Kevin Mclain sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $84.00, for a total value of $1,680,000.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 20,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,680,000. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: (LVMUY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (OTCMKTS:LVMUY) was upgraded by ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Saturday.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    LVMH (NASDAQOTH:LVMUY) is the world’s largest luxury company. Its sprawling portfolio of 70 brands includes the fashion houses Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Christian Dior, Loewe, and Marc Jacobs; jewelry and watch brands like Bvlgari and Tag Heuer; retailers like Sephora and Le Bon Marché; and wine and spirit brands like Hennessy, Dom Pérignon, and Moët & Chandon. It sells its products at 4,590 stores across 70 countries.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    At $126, Tiffany trades at about 27 times this year’s earnings estimate — which is a premium valuation relative to the midpoint of its forecast for 12% growth. LVMH (NASDAQOTH:LVMUY), which owns Tiffany’s rival (and Bogliolo’s former employer) Bulgari, trades at just 25 times this year’s earnings — and analysts expect its EPS to jump 16%. Bulgari, like Tiffany, is pivoting away from its “old world” charms toward edgier marketing campaigns that target younger shoppers.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Internet Gold Golden Lines Ltd.(IGLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Internet Gold Golden Lines (NASDAQ:IGLD) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Internet Gold Golden Lines earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.7616640405736 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Ishares Trust Dj Us Financial (IYF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The challenges facing EUFN may indicate the ETF will be challenged to deliver compelling risk-reward for investors. EUFN's three-year standard deviation is 18.23 percent, or more than 500 basis points above the same metric on the iShares U.S. Financials ETF (NYSE: IYF).

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Hemisphere Media Group, Inc.(HMTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about Hemisphere Media Group (NASDAQ:HMTV) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of news 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Hemisphere Media Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 46.3165791270916 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hemisphere Media Group Inc (NASDAQ:HMTV) shares reached a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $13.45 and last traded at $13.40, with a volume of 2506 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $13.10.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media stories about Hemisphere Media Group (NASDAQ:HMTV) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hemisphere Media Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.2580984034566 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Hemisphere Media Group (NASDAQ:HMTV) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Thursday.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Exterran Corporation(EXTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    United Rentals (NYSE: URI) and Exterran (NYSE:EXTN) are both construction companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of Exterran Corp (NYSE:EXTN) by 5.3% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 4,885,496 shares of the energy company’s stock after buying an additional 244,903 shares during the quarter. BlackRock Inc. owned 0.14% of Exterran worth $122,333,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Robotti Robert lowered its holdings in Exterran Corp (NYSE:EXTN) by 0.7% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 365,072 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 2,670 shares during the quarter. Exterran accounts for about 2.4% of Robotti Robert’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 13th largest position. Robotti Robert’s holdings in Exterran were worth $9,141,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Retail Properties of America, Inc.(RPAI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Retail Properties of America Inc (NYSE:RPAI) – Equities research analysts at KeyCorp upped their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for Retail Properties of America in a research note issued on Wednesday, August 15th. KeyCorp analyst T. Thomas now forecasts that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $1.02 for the year, up from their previous forecast of $1.01.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Retail Properties of America (NYSE:RPAI) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Retail Properties of America earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 48.1880076437209 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Apple Inc.(AAPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    This is one of the busiest weeks for earnings this quarter. In addition to TWTR and FB, there are quite a few other tech companies reporting this week. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) all report after market close on Thursday, Apr. 26. Next week, we’ll see a few other major tech reports with both Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) on the docket.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    With Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) recently announcing Memoji, an animated personalized emoji that users can control with their faces, Snap is rightly scared.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Another year, another teardown estimating the bill of materials (BOM) for the newest Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone. Last year’s iPhone X was estimated at roughly $370 to build for a base 64 GB model. Investors often use these types of third-party BOM estimates as a way to gauge how profitable the new gadgets are, which has implications for the company’s gross margin. With the iPhone XS Max priced at $1,100 to $1,450, it has the potential to be incredibly profitable. However, the device does have the largest display that Apple has ever put into an iPhone, and it also uses expensive OLED technology.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    If you’ve been following the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone rumor mill, you probably know that Apple is preparing to launch three new iPhones this year. One of the new iPhones is expected to be an upgraded version of the current premium iPhone X and another is expected to be a larger version of the updated iPhone X, which I’ll refer to as the iPhone X Plus.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    On Sept. 12, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced three new iPhones. The largest — and priciest — of the bunch is the iPhone XS Max, which sports a 6.5-inch organic light emitting diode (OLED) screen.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Along with its second-quarter results, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced an increase to its quarterly dividend, which extends Apple’s growing dividend history and fortifies the stock’s attractiveness as a dividend investment. Further, Apple’s business looks poised to easily support ongoing increases for years to come.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Home Depot, Inc. (HD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Texas Permanent School Fund trimmed its stake in Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) by 6.7% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 281,493 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock after selling 20,228 shares during the period. Home Depot makes up 0.8% of Texas Permanent School Fund’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 18th largest holding. Texas Permanent School Fund’s holdings in Home Depot were worth $54,919,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In today’s episode of MarketFoolery, host Chris Hill and analyst Seth Jayson hit on the stock market’s biggest stories. Home Depot (NYSE:HD) shares are up big on yet another knockout quarter. Redfin (NASDAQ:RDFN) was decidedly more honest and less flashy than Zillow (NASDAQ:ZG) in their earnings report, which shed light on some dour trends in the real estate industry that Redfin just can’t do much about. Tapestry (NYSE:TPR) (formerly Coach) is up this morning on a decent-to-good earnings report, depending on how you look at it. And finally, Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) says no to emotional support animals, opening the door for other airlines to follow suit. Tune in and find out more.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Three months ago, Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW) first-quarter results lagged Home Depot’s (NYSE:HD) as both retailers struggled with weather-driven customer traffic challenges. This week, Lowe’s joined its larger rival in announcing a solid second-quarter sales rebound after home improvement shoppers shifted their seasonal spending into the period. However, the operating gap between the two companies only widened over the last few months.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) traded up 1.24% at $195.99. The stock’s 52-week range is $144.25 to $207.61. Volume was about 25% below the daily average of around 4.8 million. The company had no specific news.

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    The markets were sent skidding lower on Tuesday as Home Depot (HD) posted stronger-than-expected first-quarter earnings, but its same-store sales were hit by the colder winter temperatures that also impacted the key spring period. The stock was down well over 1%.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) traded down 2.49% at $198.67. The 52-week range on the stock is $160.53 to $215.43. Volume was about 15% above the daily average of around 3.9 million.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: National CineMedia, Inc.(NCMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of National CineMedia (NASDAQ:NCMI) came back to life on Monday, trading 15.6% higher as of 3:30 p.m. EDT. The struggling stock took a rare leap upward thanks to a stronger-than-expected first-quarter report.

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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 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.
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) rose 5.1 percent to $257.35. Barclays upgraded Illumina from Equal-Weight to Overweight.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    Keep an Eyeball on P/S Ratio: The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG), National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCMI … (thestreetpoint.com) GLaterening Stocks: National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCMI), Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH … (journalfinance.net) Jerry Canning Joins National CineMedia (NCM) as Vice President, Digital Ad Sales (finance.yahoo.com) National CineMedia, Inc. (NCMI) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of National CineMedia traded down $0.03, hitting $8.47, during mid-day trading on Tuesday, according to Marketbeat.com. The company had a trading volume of 690,980 shares, compared to its average volume of 780,168. The stock has a market cap of $662.84 million, a P/E ratio of 21.18 and a beta of 0.61. The company has a current ratio of 2.43, a quick ratio of 2.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -11.19. National CineMedia has a 1-year low of $5.09 and a 1-year high of $8.60.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of National CineMedia (NASDAQ:NCMI) rose 29.6% in May 2018, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. A strong first-quarter report kept this roller-coaster stock chart going with another big turn.

Best Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019

What happened

Shares of 2U Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) in August, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, as investors digested another strong quarterly report and an encouraging slate of graduate program launches from the online education platform leader.

On the former, 2U stock initially declined around 6% on Aug. 3, 2018, after the company not only handily beat expectations with its second-quarter results but also raised its full-year guidance. As I wrote at the time, however, that move appeared to have more to do with short-term traders taking profits (the stock was up 60% over the previous year) than with investors picking apart 2U’s financial performance.

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So what

More specifically, 2U’s second-quarter revenue increased 49.8% year over year to $97.4 million, which translated to an adjusted net loss of $10.3 million, or $0.19 per share. Note that with contracts lasting between 10 and 15 years on average, 2U absorbs the bulk of the cost of setting up new graduate programs in exchange for the majority of tuition revenue down the road — hence its lack of profits in the near term.

Best Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ishares Trust Dj Us Financial (IYF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The challenges facing EUFN may indicate the ETF will be challenged to deliver compelling risk-reward for investors. EUFN's three-year standard deviation is 18.23 percent, or more than 500 basis points above the same metric on the iShares U.S. Financials ETF (NYSE: IYF).

Best Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: Prudential Public Limited Company(PUK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Prudential (NYSE:PUK) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning.

    Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Prudential from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $57.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Berenberg Bank cut shares of Prudential from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Thursday, March 29th. Finally, Citigroup cut shares of Prudential from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $57.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Prudential Public Limited (NYSE:PUK) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six analysts that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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    Zacks Investment Research Lowers Prudential (PUK) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com) Financial wellness program popularity rises among employers, up 63 percentage points in two years (markets.financialcontent.com) FY2018 EPS Estimates for Prudential (PUK) Reduced by Jefferies Group (americanbankingnews.com) Jefferies Group Weighs in on Prudential’s FY2020 Earnings (PUK) (americanbankingnews.com) ValuEngine Downgrades Prudential (PUK) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of PUK stock traded down $0.02 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $51.56. 141,455 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 198,097. The firm has a market cap of $66.49 billion, a PE ratio of 13.79, a PEG ratio of 1.34 and a beta of 1.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a quick ratio of 0.03 and a current ratio of 0.03. Prudential has a 52-week low of $44.49 and a 52-week high of $55.36.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Prudential (NYSE: PUK) and Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE:RGA) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Best Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: First Bancorp(FBNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Brean Capital in a note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bank of New York Mellon Corp cut its stake in First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC) by 2.5% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 193,183 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 4,992 shares during the quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp owned about 0.65% of First Bancorp worth $7,903,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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Best Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: Diamond Hill Investment Group Inc.(DHIL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MAN Grp PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS: MNGPY) and Diamond Hill Investment Group (NASDAQ:DHIL) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Best Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: First Interstate BancSystem Inc.(FIBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Interstate BancSystem (NASDAQ:FIBK)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $44.95 and last traded at $44.75, with a volume of 4251 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $44.75.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA lifted its stake in shares of First Interstate BancSystem (NASDAQ:FIBK) by 4.6% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 464,152 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 20,543 shares during the period. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA owned 0.82% of First Interstate BancSystem worth $18,357,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    First Interstate Bancsystem Inc (NASDAQ:FIBK) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the eight ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $46.33.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of First Interstate BancSystem (NASDAQ:FIBK) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eight analysts that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, four have assigned a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $46.00.

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Co-CEO & Co-President of American Financial Group Inc (NYSE:AFG) Carl H Lindner Iii sold 100,000 shares of AFG on 06/06/2018 at an average price of $110.14 a share. The total sale was $11 million.

American Financial Group Inc is a property and casualty insurance company that operates through its subsidiaries. It sells fixed and fixed-indexed annuities in the retail, financial institutions and education markets. American Financial Group Inc has a market cap of $9.85 billion; its shares were traded at around $110.81 with a P/E ratio of 21.36 and P/S ratio of 1.43. The dividend yield of American Financial Group Inc stocks is 1.23%. American Financial Group Inc had annual average EBITDA growth of 4.50% over the past ten years. GuruFocus rated American Financial Group Inc the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

CEO Recent Trades:

Co-CEO & Co-President Carl H Lindner Iii sold 100,000 shares of AFG stock on 06/06/2018 at the average price of $110.14. The price of the stock has increased by 0.61% since.Co-CEO & Co-President Carl H Lindner Iii sold 50,000 shares of AFG stock on 05/11/2018 at the average price of $111.88. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.96% since.Co-CEO & Co-President S Craig Lindner sold 40,000 shares of AFG stock on 05/09/2018 at the average price of $110.57. The price of the stock has increased by 0.22% since.

Directors and Officers Recent Trades:

Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2019: Financial Institutions Inc.(FISI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2019: Ishares Trust Dj Us Financial (IYF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The challenges facing EUFN may indicate the ETF will be challenged to deliver compelling risk-reward for investors. EUFN's three-year standard deviation is 18.23 percent, or more than 500 basis points above the same metric on the iShares U.S. Financials ETF (NYSE: IYF).

Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2019: Invesco Plc(IVZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Invesco Ltd. (NYSE: IVZ) traded down 2% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $25.52 after closing Thursday at $26.04. The stock’s 52-week high is $38.43. Volume was about 10% below the daily average of about 3.5 million shares. Commerce Secretary Wilber Ross has said he will sell his stake in the company, the parent of W.L. Ross & Co.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about Invesco (NYSE:IVZ) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Invesco earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the asset manager an impact score of 46.8976280324848 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2019: Prudential Public Limited Company(PUK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Prudential (NYSE: PUK) and Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE:RGA) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Prudential (NYSE:PUK) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning.

    Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Prudential from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $57.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Berenberg Bank cut shares of Prudential from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Thursday, March 29th. Finally, Citigroup cut shares of Prudential from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $57.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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    Zacks Investment Research Lowers Prudential (PUK) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com) Financial wellness program popularity rises among employers, up 63 percentage points in two years (markets.financialcontent.com) FY2018 EPS Estimates for Prudential (PUK) Reduced by Jefferies Group (americanbankingnews.com) Jefferies Group Weighs in on Prudential’s FY2020 Earnings (PUK) (americanbankingnews.com) ValuEngine Downgrades Prudential (PUK) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

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