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At Jonathan Law High School, a mysteriously large number of students last year spent copious amounts of time in the bathroom.

Noticing students were disappearing for 15 to 20 minutes at a time, teachers at the Milford, Connecticut school brought the issue to principal Fran Thompson. The bathrooms would become “little tent cities,” Thompson said, with kids bringing blankets and sitting on the sinks.

Why were students congregating in the bathroom? After investigating, Thompson found his answer: Students came to “juul.”

“It’s truly an epidemic,” Thompson said. “And it’s not just specific to my school, but I know that it’s certainly nationwide. It’s rampant.”

Juuling, or using a type of electronic cigarette that looks like the USB sticks used to save electronic documents and other data, is growing in popularity and racking up revenue. It’s also vexing parents and teachers who want to discourage young people from picking up the habit. As the 2018-2019 academic year gets underway, teachers and principals are concerned that the popularity will continue to grow. 

Hot Stocks For 2019: Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc.(BPFH)

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    Boston Private Financial (NASDAQ:BPFH) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media stories about Boston Private Financial (NASDAQ:BPFH) have been trending somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Boston Private Financial earned a media sentiment score of -0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.1452934043319 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.

Hot Stocks For 2019: iKang Healthcare Group, Inc.(KANG)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of iKang Healthcare Group (NASDAQ:KANG) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Tuesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TheStreet cut shares of iKang Healthcare Group (NASDAQ:KANG) from a c rating to a d+ rating in a research note released on Wednesday morning.

    Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of iKang Healthcare Group from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, May 8th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of iKang Healthcare Group from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Saturday, June 2nd.

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Hot Stocks For 2019: Blackrock Global(BGT)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cornerstone Advisory LLP reduced its stake in shares of BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust (NYSE:BGT) by 34.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 37,398 shares of the investment management company’s stock after selling 19,999 shares during the quarter. Cornerstone Advisory LLP’s holdings in BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust were worth $489,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019

Numis Securities cut shares of Safestore (LON:SAFE) to a hold rating in a report published on Thursday morning.

Several other research analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. Liberum Capital reissued a buy rating and set a GBX 560 ($7.46) price objective on shares of Safestore in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Peel Hunt reissued a hold rating on shares of Safestore in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of GBX 540.83 ($7.20).

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Safestore opened at GBX 556.50 ($7.41) on Thursday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Safestore has a 1-year low of GBX 360 ($4.79) and a 1-year high of GBX 528 ($7.03).

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: iKang Healthcare Group, Inc.(KANG)

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Top 5 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Summer Infant Inc.(SUMR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    How Financially Strong Is Summer Infant Inc (NASDAQ:SUMR)? (finance.yahoo.com) Summer Infant, Inc. (SUMR) Director Buys $10,800.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Head-To-Head Survey: Summer Infant (SUMR) vs. Smiths Group (SMGZY) (americanbankingnews.com) Summer Infant Announces Upcoming Investor Events (finance.yahoo.com) Summer Infant, Inc. (SUMR) Receives Average Rating of “Strong Buy” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)

    SUMR has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Summer Infant from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. ValuEngine cut shares of Summer Infant from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Finally, Roth Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Summer Infant in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Summer Infant presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $2.50.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares rose 90.9 percent to $2.52. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 58.4 percent to $1.9005 after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares climbed 23.2 percent to $37.5370 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) rose 21.9 percent to $1.17 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) jumped 18.8 percent to $4.87. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 17.2 percent to $49.45 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) jumped 16.2 percent to $7.96. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) rose 15.5 percent to $5.6011.
    InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE: NSPR) gained 13.3 percent to $1.36 following PR announcing sustained benefit of CGuard EPS.
    Immutep Limited (NASDAQ: IMMP) shares climbed 13.2 percent to $2.7724 after the company reported new data from its ongoing TACTI-mel Phase I trial, which evaluated the combination of eftilagimod alpha, its lead compound, with Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK)'s Keytruda in unresectable or metastatic melanoma patients, who have had a suboptimal response or had disease progression with keytruda monotherapy..
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) rose 12.2 percent to $21.20 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 12.1 percent to
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 66.67 percent to close at $2.00 on Wednesday after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares jumped 49.24 percent to close at $1.97 on Wednesday. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) rose 34.45 percent to close at $9.21. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares rose 25.82 percent to close at $38.35 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) rose 24.15 percent to close at $5.09. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) jumped 23.3 percent to close at $5.98 on Wednesday.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) gained 22.92 percent to close at $1.18 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD) rose 21.95 percent to close at $4.00.
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) gained 21.4 percent to close at $22.92 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) rose 17.14 percent to close at $5.40.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 16.59 percent to close at $49.20 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP) climbed 15.61 percent to close at $8.22. Oramed Pharma disclosed that its patent has been allowed in the US for oral administration of proteins.
    Dorian LPG Ltd. (NYSE: LPG) rose 14.89 percent to close at $8.41. Dorian LPG confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal fr

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Orchid Island Capital, Inc.(ORC)

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    Orchid Island Capital Inc. (NYSE: ORC) fell about 9.7% to post a new 52-week low of $7.85 Thursday after closing at $8.69 on Wednesday. The 52-week high is $12.60. Volume of about 5.2 million was nearly 5 times the daily average of around 1.1 million. The company lowered its monthly dividend by 3 cents last night.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: EPAM Systems, Inc.(EPAM)

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

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    33 Top US Companies Short-Listed in 10 categories for USA-Europe Shared Services Awards, June 20th, New York (benzinga.com) Alexion SmartPanel Developed in Partnership With EPAM Wins Judges’ Prize in the 2018 Bio-IT World Best Practices … (globenewswire.com) Alexion SmartPanel Developed in Partnership With EPAM Wins Judges Prize in the 2018 Bio-IT World Best Practices Awards (finance.yahoo.com) Financial Review: NTT DATA Corp/ADR (NTDTY) and EPAM Systems (EPAM) (americanbankingnews.com) What is RPA? A revolution in business process automation (computerworld.com.au)

    A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised EPAM Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $132.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. Needham & Company LLC lifted their price objective on EPAM Systems to $130.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $135.00 price objective (up from $105.00) on shares of EPAM Systems in a research note on Friday, February 16th. ValuEngine raised EPAM Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $132.00 price objective (up from $123.00) on shares of EPAM Systems in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $125.25.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its position in EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM) by 4.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 360,326 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 14,329 shares during the quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in EPAM Systems were worth $41,265,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Constant advances in technology require companies of all sizes to make efforts to keep up and take maximum advantage of new capabilities before competitors do. That puts companies like EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM) in a great position, because the resulting demand for IT services is constant and growing. EPAM did a good job of fulfilling its potential for strong growth in 2017, and the IT services specialist has high hopes that 2018 will bring even more gains.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc.(SWM)

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Best China Stocks To Watch For 2019

1. Jobs report: The US Labor Department will release the April jobs report at 8:30 a.m. ET.

Last month’s report was underwhelming. The US economy added just 103,000 jobs in March, fewer than it had in previous months, and well below economist expectations.

Economists polled by FactSet expect 190,000 new jobs for April.

2. US-China talks: Trade talks between the United States and China are wrapping up in Beijing.

The United States and China have threatened recently to impose tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of each other’s goods, and both sides are hoping enough progress will be made in the negotiations to dial down the tension.

Analysts welcomed their willingness to talk. Fears of a potential trade war between the world’s two biggest economies have weighed down on global markets in recent months.

“Continual talks and negotiations between the Trump administration officials and Chinese officials may ease tensions,” said Lukman Otunuga, a research analyst at FXTM.

Best China Stocks To Watch For 2019: Valley National Bancorp(VLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA lessened its holdings in Valley National Bank (NYSE:VLY) by 12.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 352,694 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 49,476 shares during the period. Federated Investors Inc. PA owned about 0.11% of Valley National Bank worth $4,395,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Trustmark (NASDAQ: TRMK) and Valley National Bank (NYSE:VLY) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk and earnings.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Valley National Bank (NYSE:VLY) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, May 22nd, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.11 per share by the financial services provider on Tuesday, July 3rd. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.39%.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Swiss National Bank lifted its position in Valley National Bank (NYSE:VLY) by 21.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 544,300 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 94,600 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned about 0.16% of Valley National Bank worth $6,782,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Best China Stocks To Watch For 2019: Home BancShares, Inc.(HOMB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Zeke Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Home BancShares (NASDAQ:HOMB) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 8,987 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $205,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about Home BancShares (NASDAQ:HOMB) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Home BancShares earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.7100995172055 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA cut its stake in Home Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:HOMB) by 61.5% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 51,186 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 81,923 shares during the quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA’s holdings in Home Bancshares were worth $1,168,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Home BancShares (NASDAQ:HOMB) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Home Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:HOMB) saw an uptick in trading volume on Friday . 3,045,400 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 269% from the previous session’s volume of 825,553 shares.The stock last traded at $22.76 and had previously closed at $22.71.

Best China Stocks To Watch For 2019: iKang Healthcare Group, Inc.(KANG)

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    iKang Healthcare Group (NASDAQ:KANG) Q4 2017 Earnings Conference CallJun. 22, 2018 8:00 a.m. ET

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