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Best High Tech Stocks For 2019: Starbucks Corporation(SBUX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Starbucks Corp. (NYSE: SBUX) fell about 1.1% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $50.11. Shares closed at $50.66 on Monday. The 52-week high is $61.94. Volume of around 10 million was about 3% higher than the daily average. The company had no specific news but a rival chain is stepping in to open new stores.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    After stagnating over the course of two and half years, Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) stock is showing signs of perking up. In fact, since its summer swoon, better-than-expected earnings have catapulted shares a handsome 40% off their July 2018 lows.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) has a new benefit for employees: child and adult care support. With a company called Care.com, it will start a new program. And the prices to Starbucks employees will be very low.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Starbucks (SBUX)

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  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    Visit nearly any Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) at almost any time of day, and you’ll see proof that the company has succeeded in its goal of becoming a “third place” — a social center beyond the home or the workplace. Its tables may be occupied by people working on novels, groups of friends chatting, businesspeople conducting meetings, and maybe even couples on dates.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Gabelli Funds LLC raised its holdings in Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) by 33.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 433,317 shares of the coffee company’s stock after acquiring an additional 109,000 shares during the quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC’s holdings in Starbucks were worth $25,085,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Best High Tech Stocks For 2019: Aerohive Networks, Inc.(HIVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) and Aerohive Networks (NYSE:HIVE) are both aerospace companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    Cystic Fibrosis Drugs Market – Future Growth Prospects and Industry Trends Analyzed Till 2025 (digitaljournal.com) Analysts Anticipate Anthera Pharmaceuticals Inc (ANTH) Will Announce Earnings of -$0.60 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) News Buzz : Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ:BLNK), Genocea Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNCA), Anthera … (journalfinance.net) Current Lumpy Stocks:: Jounce Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:JNCE), Aerohive Networks, Inc. (NYSE:HIVE), Anthera … (journalfinance.net) Porous, non-porous tantalum cups yielded similar septic, aseptic risks after revision THA (healio.com)

    ANTH has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Anthera Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $1.75 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. Jefferies Financial Group reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $0.50 target price on shares of Anthera Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Roth Capital initiated coverage on Anthera Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. They set a “buy” rating and a $10.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies downgraded Anthera Pharmaceuticals from an “overweight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Monday, March 12th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $3.44.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Aerohive Networks Inc (NYSE:HIVE) was the target of a significant drop in short interest in the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 573,420 shares, a drop of 35.3% from the May 31st total of 885,671 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 381,201 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.5 days. Approximately 1.8% of the shares of the stock are short sold.

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    Our Biggest Loser… And A Bunch Of Big Wins
    Our biggest loser was back in January when we closed out of small communications equipment firm Aerohive Networks (Nasdaq: HIVE). On January 17, the company made a statement about its upcoming fourth-quarter earnings release, warning that revenue would likely be near the lower end of its guidance range. Investors didn’t take kindly to the news and sent shares tumbling by roughly 30%… well below our 15% trailing stop-loss. We ended up closing out with a 35% loss on the trade.

Best High Tech Stocks For 2019: Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(LXRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Aperio Group LLC increased its position in shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LXRX) by 49.5% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 19,270 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after buying an additional 6,377 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in Lexicon Pharmaceuticals were worth $165,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Sanofi’s also awaiting an FDA decision on sotagliflozin, a drug it licensed from Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) in 2015 for $300 million up front, up to $430 million in development and regulatory milestones, up to $990 million in specified sales milestones, and tiered, escalating royalties ranging from low double-digit percentages to 40% of net sales. 

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: LXRX) is making presentations at the American Diabetes Association on June 22 to 26. Lexicon recently traded at $13.58 a share, with a consensus analyst price target of $23.00 and a 52-week trading range of $7.67 to $18.00.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Dividend Yield

    Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) Drugs $109 billion 19.37 1.88%
    AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) Drugs $93 billion 19.70 3.97%
    Becton Dickinson and Co. (NYSE: BDX) Medical supplies $60 billion 17.74 1.29%
    DexCom (NASDAQ: DXCM) Medical devices $8 billion N/A N/A
    Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) Drugs $85 billion 14.91 2.77%
    Insulet (NASDAQ: PODD) Medical devices $5 billion 273.03 N/A
    Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) Drugs, medical devices $325 billion 14.16 2.57%
    Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) Drugs $1 billion N/A N/A
    MannKind (NASDAQ: MNKD) Drugs $270 million N/A N/A
    Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) Medical devices $117 billion 15.36 2.14%
    Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK) Drugs $159 billion 12.99 3.22%
    Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) Drugs $116 billion 18.29 2.61%
    Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) Drugs $209 billion 11.62 3.82%
    Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: REGN) Drugs $32 billion 13.95 N/A
    Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) Drugs $95 billion 10.75 4.64%
    Senseonics Holdings (NYSEMKT: SENS) Medical devices $447 million N/A N/A
    Tandem Diabetes Care (NASDAQ: TNDM) Medical devices $711 million N/A N/A

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance. P/E = price-to-earnings ratio; N/A = not applicable. Data as of May 25, 2018.

Best High Tech Stocks For 2019: NeoGenomics, Inc.(NEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NEO (CURRENCY:NEO) traded up 3.5% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 16:00 PM Eastern on October 8th. NEO has a market capitalization of $1.21 billion and $161.27 million worth of NEO was traded on exchanges in the last day. One NEO coin can currently be purchased for approximately $18.64 or 0.00280368 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including LBank, ZB.COM, Gate.io and Allcoin. In the last seven days, NEO has traded up 0.6% against the dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

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    NeoGenomics (NEO) Receives Buy Rating from Stephens (americanbankingnews.com) NeoGenomics Redeems 100% of Series A Redeemable Preferred Stock (finance.yahoo.com) Q2 2018 EPS Estimates for NeoGenomics, Inc. Cut by William Blair (NEO) (americanbankingnews.com) NeoGenomics (NEO) Receives Buy Rating from BTIG Research (americanbankingnews.com) Steven C. Jones Sells 2,000 Shares of NeoGenomics, Inc. (NEO) Stock (americanbankingnews.com)

    NeoGenomics traded up $0.40, hitting $13.90, during trading on Tuesday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. 6,150 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 498,468. NeoGenomics has a 52 week low of $7.08 and a 52 week high of $14.18. The company has a quick ratio of 1.85, a current ratio of 2.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.13 billion, a P/E ratio of 231.50, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 6.69 and a beta of 0.48.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of NeoGenomics (NASDAQ:NEO) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Wednesday.

    Several other equities research analysts have also weighed in on the company. Leerink Swann began coverage on NeoGenomics in a report on Tuesday, August 21st. They issued an outperform rating and a $18.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered NeoGenomics from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Thursday, July 19th. First Analysis set a $16.00 target price on NeoGenomics and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, September 18th. BTIG Research reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $15.00 target price on shares of NeoGenomics in a report on Thursday, June 21st. Finally, Stephens reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $15.00 target price on shares of NeoGenomics in a report on Tuesday, June 26th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $19.25.

Best High Tech Stocks For 2019: Tesla Motors, Inc.(TSLA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Rosevear]

    This is an important deal. Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Supercharger network has given it a big advantage in winning buyers away from internal-combustion alternatives. Any company looking to challenge Tesla will be at a disadvantage unless it can also provide its buyers with assurance that they’ll be able to access high-speed chargers on road trips. 

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    The solution to this problem — that is, night — is to build huge batteries, something that so far has been a real challenge. Right now, Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA) has the world’s largest battery, a 100-megawatt beauty in Australia, about the size of a U.S. football field. That makes for a lot o’ juice. Enough, in fact, to power 30,000 homes.

  • [By John Rosevear]

    General Motors (NYSE:GM) and Honda Motor (NYSE:HMC) announced that they plan to team up on advanced batteries for electric vehicles in a bid to push back against Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) and its massive Gigafactory.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    I dusted off my crystal ball earlier this year and made three (I thought not very) bold predictions about what investors could expect from Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock in 2018. As we approach the midpoint mark of the year, however, it looks like I’m batting only .333:

Best High Tech Stocks For 2019: OraSure Technologies, Inc.(OSUR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Integra Lifesciences (NASDAQ: OSUR) and OraSure Technologies (NASDAQ:OSUR) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on OraSure Technologies (OSUR)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSUR) have been given an average rating of “Buy” by the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $20.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SurModics (NASDAQ: OSUR) and OraSure Technologies (NASDAQ:OSUR) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019

Uranium has been back in the news lately, not only due to its relationship with geopolitical maneuvering concerning nuclear weapons, but also as a necessary commodity in the global quest for clean, renewable energy.

The United States is the world’s largest producer of nuclear power, accounting for more than 30% of worldwide nuclear generation of electricity. While there has been little growth in new reactors being built in the last quarter century, the increasing demand for clean energy worldwide is sparking a demand for uranium to be enriched as nuclear fuel. Companies that mine and produce uranium, like Azincourt Uranium, Inc. (OTC: AZURF), are seeing the commodity investment market take a renewed interest in them, with uranium spot prices trending upward in the first quarter of 2017.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Cheniere Energy, Inc.(LNG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Take, for example, Cheniere Energy Partners and Cheniere Energy, the clear standouts here. These two are front and center in the effort to export U.S. natural gas. Cheniere Energy Partners owns and operates Sabine Pass, one of the first liquified natural gas (LNG) export facilities to get up and running in the United States. It started operations in late 2016, ramping up the facility through 2017 and 2018. Revenues have basically exploded higher after years of spending to build the Sabine Pass LNG export facility.     

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Carl IcahnIcahn Enterprises LP (IEP) – 166,393,350 shares, 48.97% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 5.38%CVR Energy Inc (CVI) – 71,198,718 shares, 10.91% of the total portfolio. Herbalife Nutrition Ltd (HLF) – 35,227,904 shares, 7.84% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 22.99%Cheniere Energy Inc (LNG) – 23,680,490 shares, 6.39% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 27.54%Freeport-McMoRan

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cheniere Energy, Inc, an energy company, engages in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) related businesses in the United States. The company operates in two segments, LNG Terminal Business, and LNG and Natural Gas Marketing. It owns and operates Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana; and Corpus Christi LNG terminal near Corpus Christi, Texas.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Sound Financial Bancorp, Inc.(SFBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Sound Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:SFBC) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog 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. Sound Financial Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the bank an impact score of 48.1652388082795 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Stilwell Value LLCOFG Bancorp (OFG) – 1,614,868 shares, 14.1% of the total portfolio. Kingsway Financial Services Inc (KFS) – 3,780,889 shares, 12.63% of the total portfolio. HopFed Bancorp Inc (HFBC) – 627,128 shares, 7.62% of the total portfolio. Alcentra Capital Corp (ABDC) – 1,251,324 shares, 7.27% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 20.66%Sound Financial Bancorp Inc (SFBC) – 228,600 shares, 7.02% of th

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(LXRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MDGL), Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX), and Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) stocks ranked as especially big winners over the last few days. What lit a fire beneath these stocks — and are they smart picks to buy now? Here’s what you need to know.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wedbush reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) in a research note issued to investors on Monday morning. The brokerage currently has a $42.00 price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (LXRX)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Aperio Group LLC increased its position in shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LXRX) by 49.5% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 19,270 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after buying an additional 6,377 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in Lexicon Pharmaceuticals were worth $165,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (LXRX)

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  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Sanofi’s also awaiting an FDA decision on sotagliflozin, a drug it licensed from Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) in 2015 for $300 million up front, up to $430 million in development and regulatory milestones, up to $990 million in specified sales milestones, and tiered, escalating royalties ranging from low double-digit percentages to 40% of net sales. 

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Intelsat S.A.(I)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday morning, the telecommunication services shares rose 2.12 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 4 percent, and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) up 3 percent.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    IntelliPharmaCeutics Intl Inc (NASDAQ:IPCI) (TSE:I)’s share price traded down 17.1% on Monday . The company traded as low as $0.32 and last traded at $0.34. 531,615 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 90% from the average session volume of 280,459 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.41.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares surged 0.58 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 5 percent, and Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) up 2.5 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, the telecommunication services shares rose 1.92 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 4 percent, and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) up 3 percent.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Intelsat (I)

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    POET Technologies Inc. (OTCMKTS: POETF) $0.4165 85.1%
    Finjan Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: FNJN) $2.94 67.05%
    Intelsat SA (NYSE: I) $3.50 38.89%
    Genesis Healthcare Inc. (NYSE: GEN) $1.39 37.62%
    Paringa Resources Ltd. (OTCMKTS: PNGZF) $0.41 32.30%
    CytoDyn Inc. (OTCMKTS: CYDY) $0.76 31.03%
    Iconix Brand Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ICON) $1.65 30.95%
    AMERI Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: AMRH) $2.49 29.69%
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    MoSys Inc. (Nasdaq: MOSY) $1.47 25.68%

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Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value (IJJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. reduced its stake in Ishares Trust S & P Mid Capital* (NYSEARCA:IJJ) by 73.5% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 23,648 shares of the company’s stock after selling 65,628 shares during the period. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. owned 0.06% of Ishares Trust S & P Mid Capital* worth $3,654,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    D.A. Davidson & CO. lifted its stake in iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF (NYSEARCA:IJJ) by 5.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 170,056 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 8,024 shares during the quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings in iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF were worth $26,274,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Financial Counselors Inc. increased its stake in shares of iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF (NYSEARCA:IJJ) by 55.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 3,194 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,143 shares during the period. Financial Counselors Inc.’s holdings in iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF were worth $518,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Top Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019

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The key to trading options contracts successfully (individual stocks and futures as well) is to put the percentages in your favor. This involves numerous trading techniques discussed in the Options Strategy Network options guide. Briefly, one should consider the following factors for each and every trade: 1) liquidity or the cost to initiate and liquidate the position, 2) implied volatility or the relative value of the particular option one is trading, 3) having a pre-designated point of liquidation, 4) risk/reward ratio after commissions and slippage and 5) diversification of strategies and trades.

Each analysis described above increases the likelihood of success of an individual trade. Examining the liquidity of the market that one is about to trade is the first step to increasing levels of productivity. If one is buying a stock for a long-term hold, the implications of liquidity are not as great for that trader as for the trader who intends to buy and sell stock frequently. If one is day trading, whether stocks or options, even a bid/ask spread of a penny on a low priced stock, has an impact on the bottom line. The best way to analyze it is to quickly determine the difference of the bid/ask spread as a percentage of the value of the instrument traded. Then determine what that value is per one thousand dollars invested. If the number sounds high, it’s probably worth staying away from that trade.

Top Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(LXRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (LXRX)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) – Analysts at Wedbush issued their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Lexicon Pharmaceuticals in a note issued to investors on Monday, May 7th. Wedbush analyst L. Moussatos expects that the biopharmaceutical company will earn ($0.28) per share for the quarter. Wedbush currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $40.00 target price on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Lexicon Pharmaceuticals’ Q2 2019 earnings at ($0.25) EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at ($0.13) EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at ($0.06) EPS, FY2020 earnings at $0.53 EPS, FY2021 earnings at $2.22 EPS and FY2022 earnings at $3.81 EPS.

Top Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Wausau Paper Corp.(WPP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPTH) shares rose 29.5 percent to $2.15 in pre-market trading after reporting pre-clinical data demonstrating potential of Prexigebersen presented at the annual American Association for Cancer Research meeting in Chicago.
    Sientra, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIEN) rose 16.7 percent to $12.90 in pre-market trading following the announcement of FDA approval for PMA supplement.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 13.5 percent to $2.95 in pre-market trading after climbing 14.04 percent on Wednesday.
    Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (NYSE: HMY) rose 5.6 percent to $2.09 in pre-market trading.
    Alcoa Corporation (NYSE: AA) shares rose 5 percent to $62.32 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and raised its FY18 adjusted EBITDA outlook.
    Gold Fields Limited (ADR) (NYSE: GFI) shares rose 4.9 percent to $4.11 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.03 percent on Wednesday.
    ABB Ltd (NYSE: ABB) shares rose 4.3 percent to $24.47 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    WPP plc (NYSE: WPP) rose 4.2 percent to $82.99 in pre-market trading.
    American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) rose 4 percent to $98.95 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected profit for its first quarter.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSEA) rose 3.4 percent to $27.30 in pre-market trading.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) rose 3.4 percent to $167.95 in pre-market trading. Takada offered to buy Shire at £46.50 per share, Reuters reported.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) rose 3.1 percent to $16.43 in pre-market trading.
    iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT) shares rose 3 percent to $63.66 in the pre-market trading session.

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    Embattled WPP Group (WPP) CEO Martin Sorrell, no stranger to business news channels and fat annual compensation checks, has quit as CEO. Below is a statement from Sorrell obtained by TheStreet.

Top Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Helmerich & Payne, Inc.(HP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Only 10% of the companies on the list had female CEOs at the helm, four of which — Hewlett Packard (HP) , Lockheed Martin (LMT) , General Motors (GM) , and General Dynamics (GD) — grew significant revenue in five years or less. 

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    The third caller had Boeing (BA) , Helmerich & Payne (HP) , Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) , LAM Research (LRCX) and Steel Dynamics (STLD)  as her top five stocks.

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    I Love Helmerich & Payne Inc. (NYSE: HP) for This Coming Week

    My trading model is practically screaming to recommend this contract petroleum drilling company.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019

1. It’s been at least a decade since things were going this well for Wall Street.

The stock market is on fire, corporate profits are roaring thanks to a healthy economy, and President Trump has installed new financial watchdogs who have promised to take a lighter regulatory approach. The tax bills now moving through Congress also go easy on some big players on Wall Street, such as private equity managers, despite Trump’s promises during the campaign to crack down on one of their favorite tax loopholes. Even the IPO market is coming back to life.

Clearly, Wall Street already has a ton to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. The GOP tax cut would only add to the feast.

The House bill that passed last week would slash the corporate tax rate to 20% from 35%. The tax cut would lift big bank earnings by 15%, according to KBW. Profits at Wells Fargo (WFC), Bank of America (BAC) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM) could soar by 20% or more.

Of course, the tax overhaul still faces obstacles in the Senate. And even if it gets through there, it’ll have to be reconciled with the starkly different version passed by the House.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Astrotech Corporation(ASTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Astrotech Corp (NASDAQ: ASTC) shares shot up 70 percent to $4.83. Astrotech reported that it has completed its successful 1st Detect demo with Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration personnel.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Astrotech Corp (NASDAQ: ASTC) shares shot up 60 percent to $4.37. Astrotech reported that it has completed its successful 1st Detect demo with Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration personnel.

  • [By William Romov]

    Last Wednesday (Dec. 6), the company received a patent for certain methods of production of its phase 2 antidepressant, AV-101.

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Dec. 4 – Dec. 8 Gain (as of Dec. 8)
    VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN) $1.80 135%
    FXCM Inc. (Nasdaq: GLBR) $1.12 124%
    Neuralstem Inc. (Nasdaq: CUR) $2.00 75.44%
    Ohr Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: OHRP) $1.49 75.29%
    ClearSign Combustion Corp. (Nasdaq: CLIR) $3.50 53.85%
    Astrotech Corp. (Nasdaq: ASTC) $4.21 51.99%
    Burcon NutraScience Corp. (Nasdaq: BUR) $0.72 44%
    LM Funding America Inc. (Nasdaq: LMFA) $3.72 42.53%
    Second Sight Medical Products Inc. (Nasdaq: EYES) $1.75 42.28%
    Globus Maritime Ltd. (Nasdaq: GLBS) $1.47 41.35%

    As a result, its share price shot up from $0.92 to $2.52 on Wednesday. The stock pulled back to $1.80 by the end of the week, for a total gain of 135% for the week.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: CGG(CGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jonas Elmerraji]

    First up is French oil service firm CGG Veritas (CGG)
    . The Eurozone-based energy stock hasn’t exactly posted blockbuster performance in 2013, but investors who ignore CGG for the final stretch of the year could be making a big mistake. That’s because of a bullish technical pattern that’s emerging in shares right now.

    CGG spent most of the last eight months looking anything but bullish. But an ascending triangle pattern is changing that. The pattern is formed by horizontal resistance to the upside at $26, and uptrending support to the below shares. Basically, as CGG bounces in between those two technical levels, it’s getting squeezed closer and closer to a breakout above $26. When that happens, traders have a buy signal.

    The ascending triangle pattern in CGG Veritas isn’t exactly textbook. That’s because the setup is forming at the bottom of a downtrend, rather than in the middle of an uptrend – but it’s a mistake to get caught up on the textbook pictures of what trading patterns are supposed to look like. On a move through $26, the trading implications are just as actionable.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    CGG SA (ADR) (NYSE: CGG) shares shot up 32 percent to $7.15 after the company reported an agreement in principle on financial restructuring plan with main creditors and DNCA.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the energy sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from CGG SA (ADR) (NYSE: CGG) and Geospace Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: GEOS).

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: BB&T Corporation(BBT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    BB&T Bank (BBT) : “They report next week and I think the story will be a good one. I’d only buy into weakness. It’s still not down enough from it’s high.”

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on FMC Corp (FMC) , Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust  (PEI) , Cisco Systems (CSCO) , HP (HPQ) , BB&T Bank (BBT) and HCA Holdings (HCA) .

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BB&T (NYSE:BBT) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 19th. The insurance provider reported $0.94 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.92 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $2.81 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.85 billion. BB&T had a net margin of 21.63% and a return on equity of 10.38%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.46 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that BB&T will post 4 EPS for the current fiscal year.

  • [By Jordan Wathen, Matthew Frankel, and Dan Caplinger]

    But investors can do even better by selecting the very best banks the market has to offer. Below, three Fool.com contributors make the case for whyBB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT), US Bancorp (NYSE:USB), and Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS)are worthy additions to your portfolio.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(LXRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (LXRX)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) – Analysts at Wedbush issued their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Lexicon Pharmaceuticals in a note issued to investors on Monday, May 7th. Wedbush analyst L. Moussatos expects that the biopharmaceutical company will earn ($0.28) per share for the quarter. Wedbush currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $40.00 target price on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Lexicon Pharmaceuticals’ Q2 2019 earnings at ($0.25) EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at ($0.13) EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at ($0.06) EPS, FY2020 earnings at $0.53 EPS, FY2021 earnings at $2.22 EPS and FY2022 earnings at $3.81 EPS.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: LXRX) dropped about 12.3% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $12.93 after closing at $14.74 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $19.62. Volume of around 2.8 million was nearly 5 times the daily average. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Duke Energy Corporation(DUK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.KIPLINGER.COM]

    Duke Energy Corp. (DUK), the largest generator of electricity in the nation, is awfully steady.

    DUK has more than 7.4 million customers located in hotbeds of growth, and it boasts a generating capacity of 52,697 megawatts. The firm also provides natural gas distribution in many of its main service areas, so Duke is a double threat in that way. Cold winter? Nat gas provides more oomph. Hot summer? Electricity demand spikes.

  • [By ]

    Another interesting trend is big energy companies like Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) offering their own rebate programs to spark sales of rooftop solar installations — a trend that would certainly help SEDG.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Watch for Duke Energy Corp.’s (NYSE: DUK) first-quarter report on Thursday. The consensus forecast is $1.14 in EPS on $5.81 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $79.89. The consensus price target is $82.20, and shares have traded between $72.93 and $91.80 in the past 52 weeks.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Investing in retirement requires a different focus, usually one that includes a prominent place for dividend income. If dividend-paying stocks are what you’re looking for, then you should take a closer look at high-yielding Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK), ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE), and W.P. Carey Inc. (NYSE:WPC). They offer dividend yields of 4%, 5%, and 6%, respectively… income that could materially increase your retirement “paycheck” and help to supplement Social Security.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Duke Energy Corp.’s (NYSE: DUK) fourth-quarter results are scheduled for Tuesday. The consensus estimates are calling for $0.92 in earnings per share (EPS) on $6.17 billion in revenue. The shares traded on Friday’s close at $76.70. The consensus price target is $85.67, and the 52-week trading range is $72.93 to $91.80.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited(MPSX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Bradley Seth McNew]

    Multi Packaging Solutions International Ltd. (NYSE:MPSX) shares jumped 23% as of noon EST today, on the news that the packaging company would be acquired by WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK) in a deal worth $2.3 billion, including nearly $900 million of debt.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Qualys, Inc.(QLYS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Qualys (QLYS) : “I think this is a good company, but everything is coming down, so let’s wait to buy some more.”

    HEICO (HEI) : “We’re not buying anything at a 52-week high — but on a pullback, you bet.”

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Align Technology (ALGN) , Regions Financial (RF) , Edwards Lifesciences (EW) , Qualys (QLYS) and HEICO (HEI) .

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Denison Mine Corp(DNN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Last Thursday, small cap uranium mining stock Denison Mines Corp (NYSEAMERICAN: DNN), which is alsofocused on the Athabasca Basin of Saskatchewan, reported 2017 earnings and gave its outlook for 2018 with the outlook coming with extensive commentary about the uranium market and Athabasca. David Cates, the President and CEO of Denison Mines Corp,gave the following commentary:

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Kingstone Companies, Inc(KINS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Kingstone Companies (KINS)

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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Illinois Tool Works Inc.(ITW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Cramer and the AAP team are trimming Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and Danaher (DHR) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

  • [By ]

    Illinois Tools Works (ITW) shares fell after the company’s earnings report, but Cramer and the AAP team see it as an opportunity to buy more shares. Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

  • [By ]

    Cramer and the AAP team are trimming Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and Danaher (DHR) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    There are lots of stories like that out there these days. People were perplexed about the Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and Cummins Engine (CMI) and Caterpillar (CAT) quarters, but they turned out to be classic buying opportunities after years of being sell opportunities if the stocks had run. I can’t explain to you how amazing that is. Here are three stocks that have spent months and months in purgatory when they have missed or guided down or slashed forecasts. Now they are up gigantically.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Either low-income Americans became rich this Black Friday, or Wal-Mart’s (NYSE:WMT) marketers do not know what they are doing.

For years, $133,653 Cartier watches and expensive jewelry were sold in upper scale stores, where high income Americans prefer to shop on Black Friday. 

This year, Cartier watches are being sold on the Walmart.com site.

But who will buy them? Will high income Americans trade the upscale store for Wal-Mart’s site? That sounds very unlikely to me. Shopping for luxury items is usually more about the experience of shopping rather than about price.

What about Wal-Mart’s low-income shoppers? That’s unlikely, too, as they cannot afford items that sell at a hefty multiple of their annual income. Besides, some of Wal-Mart’s shoppers do not even use credit cards, so how can they purchase $133,653 watches on-line?

For more than three decades, Wal-Mart ruled the US retailing industry. Its large stores and everyday low prices were too much for smaller neighborhood stores and supermarkets. Result? They went out of business shortly after Wal-Mart invaded their turf.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited(YZC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: VivoPower International PLC (VVPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Twin Disc, Incorporated (NASDAQ: TWIN) shares surged 24.34 percent to close at $28.86 following Q3 earnings.
    Bioblast Pharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: ORPN) rose 21.89 percent to close at $2.45.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) gained 20.19 percent to close at $8.75. Evolus named David Moatazedi as new CEO.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) rose 18.56 percent to close at $3.13 on Monday after falling 39.86 percent on Friday.
    CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE: CVM) gained 17.09 percent to close at $2.74.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) shares jumped 16.39 percent to close at $146.75 on Monday after Elliott Management confirmed a $160 per share cash offer for athenahealth.
    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) rose 15.45 percent to close at $27.50 after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.
    National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) surged 15.23 percent to close at $6.43 after the company posted upbeat quarterly profit.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) rose 14.53 percent to close at $7.33
    CohBar, Inc. (NASDAQ: CWBR) gained 14.36 percent to close at $6.29.
    Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTPH) gained 12.69 percent to close at $3.64.
    Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) gained 12.27 percent to close at $10.89 following Q1 results.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) shares climbed 9.8 percent to close at $19.05.
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) rose 4.93 percent to close at $256.89. Barclays upgraded Illumina from Equal-Weight to Overweight.
    Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR) surged 3.92 percent to close at $15.63. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Cloudera with a Buy rating.

     

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares dipped 47.8 percent to $4.60. Check-Cap priced its upsized underwritten offering of public units at $5.50 per unit.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) shares fell 41.5 percent to $2.57.
    Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC) dropped 35.1 percent to $29.50 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) dropped 34.8 percent to $3.75 after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 25.2 percent to $24.01 after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) dropped 22.5 percent to $45.73 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 19.6 percent to $52.075 following Q1 earnings.
    Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVM) shares declined 18.1 percent to $5.20. Adverum Biotech disclosed that its CEO Amber Salzman is stepping down.
    Newater Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEWA) dropped 17.2 percent to $12.83.
    Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: BAS) fell 17.2 percent to $13.65 following Q1 results.
    Xperi Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER) declined 15.8 percent to $19.40 after announcing Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.649 after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PFMT) dropped 14.2 percent to $2.65.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 13.2 percent to $8.32 after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) dropped 12.2 percent to $5.05.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 9.7 percent

  • [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.

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Just look at VivoPower International Plc. (Nasdaq: VVPR), the penny stock that topped our list of the 10 top penny stocks to watch this week.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: OncoSec Medical Incorporated(ONCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    DBV Technologies SA – ADR (NASDAQ: DBVT) shares tumbled 50.6 percent to $23.73 after the company disclosed that its peanut allergy trial failed to meet primary endpoint.
    Connecture Inc (NASDAQ: CNXR) shares declined 40.8 percent to $0.290. Connecture reported that it will voluntarily delist from the NASDAQ for OTCQX Market.
    Walter Investment Management Corp (NYSE: WAC) slipped 19.2 percent to $0.410. On Friday, Walter Investment Management disclosed that it has reached an agreement with term lenders and senior noteholders on financial restructuring.
    Eldorado Gold Corp (USA) (NYSE: EGO) shares dropped 15.9 percent to $1.83. Eldorado Gold lowered its production guidance for its Kisladag operation.
    Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHIP) shares fell 15.4 percent to $1.04.
    Future Fintech Group Inc (NASDAQ: FTFT) dropped 13.6 percent to $1.53. Future FinTech reported filing of proxy statement, including proposal for corporate restructuring.
    Concordia International Corp (NASDAQ: CXRX) shares fell 12.3 percent to $0.500 after dipping 38.71 percent on Friday.
    Aemetis Inc (NASDAQ: AMTX) shares declined 11.3 percent to $0.550
    OncoSec Medical Inc (NASDAQ: ONCS) dipped 10.5 percent to $1.12. OncoSec reported a $7.1 million registered direct at-the-market offering at a price of $1.34375 per share.
    Evoke Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: EVOK) shares fell 10.35 percent to $3.08 after the company disclosed 'positive' topline results from comparative exposure pharmacokinetic study for Gimoti.
    Eiger Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: EIGR) shares dropped 9.4 percent to $11.60 as the company disclosed Phase 2 interim 24-week data with pegylated interferon lambda in Hepatitis Delta Virus infection at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Meeting.
    Viking Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: VKTX) shares slipped 6.6 percent to $2.80. Viking Therapeutics presented results from proof-of-concept study of VK0214 in in vivo

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Umicore S.A. (UMICF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The other major cobalt miners (note their focus is mostly on copper and nickel or other commodities) include Eurasian Resources Group (private), Umicore SA (OTCPK:UMICF), Lundin Mining (TSX:LUN) (OTCPK:LUNMF), MMC Norilsk Nickel (OTCPK:NILSY) (LSX:MNOD), Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE), BHP (NYSE:BHP), Jinchuan Group International Resources Co Ltd (HK:2362).

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: The Middleby Corporation(MIDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Middleby (NASDAQ: MIDD) and Tennant (NYSE:TNC) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and risk.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE: BUD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $13.06 billion.
    SINA Corporation (NASDAQ: SINA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $433.32 million.
    Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ: WB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $342.39 million.
    Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.55 billion.
    Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.98 per share on revenue of $2.75 billion.
    Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.51 billion.
    ADT Inc. (NYSE: ADT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $1.11 billion.
    Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.18 billion.
    Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue of $644.94 million.
    Conduent Incorporated (NYSE: CNDT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $1.44 billion.
    Delphi Technologies PLC (NYSE: DLPH) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.16 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
    Global Partners LP (NYSE: GLP) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.33 billion.
    Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $530.99 million.
    Performance Food Group Company (NYSE: PFGC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $4.46 billion.
    Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) is projected to report
  • [By Rich Smith]

    History repeated itself. For the second earnings quarter in a row, shares of commercial oven-maker Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD)are down 13.7% as of 11 a.m. EDT after the company reported Q1 sales and earnings that fell short of Wall Street estimates.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a strong day on Wall Street, and major benchmarks posted solid gains of around 1%. Market participants were generally happy about oil prices moving back into the $70s, hoping for a rebound in hard-hit areas of the country that had taken advantage of the triple-digit oil prices of the early 2010s by dramatically ramping up production of shale plays and similar opportunities. Yet even with the generally favorable mood, some stocks weren’t able to join the rally. Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC), Weibo (NASDAQ:WB), and Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Halyard Health, Inc.(HYH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nelson Hem]

    Medical products maker Halyard Health Inc (NYSE: HYH) stumbled after its spinoff from paper products giant Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE: KMB), according to “Halyard Health Shares Look Poised to Double” by David Englander. See why Barron’s thinks its shares could double as this Georgia-based company pursues acquisitions and expands its product lineup.

  • [By Nelson Hem]

    See what Barron’s feels are the prospects for Ingersoll-Rand PLC (NYSE: IR) despite the woes in energy, Michael Kors Holdings Ltd (NYSE: KORS) with its new products and international expansion, the Valvoline spinoff from Ashland Inc (NYSE: ASH), as well as Halyard Health Inc (NYSE: HYH) as it pursues acquisitions and expands its product lineup.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Halyard Health (NYSE:HYH) updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.65-$1.85 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.26.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(LXRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: LXRX) dropped about 12.3% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $12.93 after closing at $14.74 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $19.62. Volume of around 2.8 million was nearly 5 times the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) – Analysts at Wedbush issued their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Lexicon Pharmaceuticals in a note issued to investors on Monday, May 7th. Wedbush analyst L. Moussatos expects that the biopharmaceutical company will earn ($0.28) per share for the quarter. Wedbush currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $40.00 target price on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Lexicon Pharmaceuticals’ Q2 2019 earnings at ($0.25) EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at ($0.13) EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at ($0.06) EPS, FY2020 earnings at $0.53 EPS, FY2021 earnings at $2.22 EPS and FY2022 earnings at $3.81 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (LXRX)

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation(FDML)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Mario Gabelli on Monday gained the upper hand in his battle to force Carl Icahn to sweeten his offer for a car-parts manufacturer. Icahn, who owns 82 percent of Federal-Mogul (NASDAQ: FDML), offered $9.25 a share for the remaining stake but fell way short after Gamco Investors boss Gabelli — who has a leading stake in Federal-Mogul — pressed for a higher price.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: PAREXEL International Corporation(PRXL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about PAREXEL International (NASDAQ:PRXL) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. PAREXEL International earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the medical research company an impact score of 49.4978250148766 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company(HMHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Barnes & Noble Education and global learning stockHoughton Mifflin Harcourt Co (NASDAQ: HMHC)underperforming while Barnes & Noble is back to breakeven levels and textbook stock Chegg Inc (NYSE: CHGG) has taken off:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Chegg Inc finallymovingabove IPO levels while potential performance benchmarks such as Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (NASDAQ: HMHC) and Barnes & Noble Education Inc (NYSE: BNED), a spin off from Barnes & Noble, Inc (NYSE: BKS), have seen their performance slip: