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Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now

Equities analysts predict that Re/Max Holdings Inc (NYSE:RMAX) will post earnings per share of $0.42 for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Zero analysts have issued estimates for Re/Max’s earnings. Re/Max reported earnings of $0.49 per share during the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 14.3%. The firm is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Thursday, May 2nd.

On average, analysts expect that Re/Max will report full year earnings of $2.07 per share for the current financial year. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the company will post earnings of $2.27 per share. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that follow Re/Max.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft (BAYRY)

Bayer AG is a life science company. The Company’s segments are Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Health, Crop Science, Animal Health and Covestro. The Pharmaceuticals segment is engaged in the development of prescription pharmaceuticals; contraceptives, and medical products, such as injection systems and contrast agents for diagnostic procedures. The Consumer Health segment is engaged in the development of over-the-counter medications, dermatology products and nutritional supplements. The Crop Science segment is engaged in the development of product portfolio in the areas of seeds and plant traits, crop protection, home and garden, the green industry and nonagricultural pest control. The Animal Health segment is engaged in the development of veterinary medicines and animal grooming products. Covestro is engaged in the development of raw materials for polyurethanes; polycarbonate resins and sheets; raw materials for coatings, adhesives and sealants; and selected chemical intermediates.
Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Bayer (OTCPK:BAYRY) – Together with Orion Corporation, the company announced that the FDA accepted its New Drug Application and granted Priority Review for darolutamide for the treatment of non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer in the United States. This decision was based on data from the phase III ARAMIS trial – recently, Bayer also submitted an application to the European Medicines Agency and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare in Japan. The drug candidate is thought to have peak sales potential in excess of $1 billion.

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    Overall, investors need to rely on what is factual and can be referenced. FOTIVDA still outperforms Bayers (OTCPK:BAYRY) Nexavar in PFS and ORR. The preliminary OS data is not complete enough for the FDA and that should be acceptable for investors. In fact, the idea the company had not really addressed the issues from the previous CRL would have prevented me from entering a position prior to the PDUFA date. The market overreacted to the NDA delay news as if it was a CRL. Yes, the company has to hold off on submitting, but the management expects to file an NDA before the end of 2019; which would put the PDUFA date in the second half of 2020.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    The first to earn approval, Vitrakvi, treats patients with any type of cancer, as long as their tumors test positive for a specific mutation. Bayer (NASDAQOTH:BAYRY) will market Vitrakvi and send Lilly royalties in a low-30s percentage range on U.S. sales and a tiered double-digit percentage of sales everywhere else.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    In the second quarter, Eylea’s net product sales in the U.S. alone were $992 million, up from $919 million last year. Regeneron pocketed $263 million in profit on Eylea’s sales outside the U.S. last quarter, where Bayer AG (NASDAQOTH:BAYRY)markets it. Ex-U.S. revenue reported on Bayer sales in Q2 2017 was $204 million. Overall, Eylea’s global sales totaled $1.66 billion in Q2, giving the drug an annualized sales run rate above $5.2 billion worldwide.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Newmont Mining Corporation(NEM)

Newmont Mining Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates in the mining industry. It primarily acquires, develops, explores for, and produces gold, silver, and copper. The companys operations and/or assets are located in the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia, Ghana, and Suriname. As of December 31, 2015, it had proven and probable gold reserves of 73.7 million ounces and an aggregate land position of approximately 20,000 square miles. The company was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    In fact, there couldn’t be a better time to buy gold stocks, given the ongoing industry consolidation. Two massive recent deals — Barrick Gold’s (NYSE:GOLD) merger with Randgold Resources and Newmont Mining’s (NYSE:NEM) impending acquisition of Goldcorp (NYSE:GG) — are creating the world’s two largest publicly traded gold mining companies. More recently, Barrick Gold even made a takeover bid for Newmont Mining, but the two gold mining giants have only agreed to combine their operations in Nevada in a joint venture as of this writing. These developments make investing in gold stocks now incredibly interesting.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    It’s not every day that mining companies make the news here, and that’s because investors are often better off ignoring them. But Barrick Gold(NYSE:GOLD) and Newmont Mining(NYSE:NEM) have been tying up in a big way, creating something to the tune of a $30 billion joint venture in the gold space.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM) has been given a $47.00 target price by equities researchers at Raymond James in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has an “outperform” rating on the basic materials company’s stock. Raymond James’ target price would suggest a potential upside of 36.83% from the company’s current price.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Markel Corporation(MKL)

Markel Corporation markets and underwrites specialty insurance products in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: U.S. Insurance, International Insurance, and Reinsurance. The U.S. Insurance segment writes general liability, professional liability, property, personal line, program, workers’ compensation, and other insurance product lines. The International Insurance segment provides professional liability, marine and energy, general liability, property, and other insurance product lines, such as accident and health coverage insurance. The Reinsurance segment offers various treaty reinsurance products, such as property, casualty, auto, and others. Markel Corporation was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in Glen Allen, Virginia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

    Below, three Motley Fool contributors make the case for three different insurers with very different business models: Markel (NYSE:MKL), Chubb (NYSE:CB), and First American Financial (NYSE:FAF).

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Markel (NYSE:MKL) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 6, 2019 9:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Markel(NYSE:MKL)announced fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 results on Tuesday after the market closed. The diversified insurance and financial holding company detailed seemingly steep losses, albeit driven by a combination of one-time writedowns and new accounting standards that track the fair value of its equity portfolio.

  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP]

    Moser: We’re looking forward to that. I’m going to go, on that same wavelength there, our little baby Berkshire that we always call it, Markel (NYSE:MKL), ticker MKL, earnings are coming out on Tuesday. Not a lot that goes on with this business on a quarter-to-quarter basis. It’s pretty consistent. You’ve got the insurance business, you’ve got the Markel Venture side of things. They’ve got their investment portfolio, much like Berkshire Hathaway has. Listeners will recall that there was a little bit of an issue here. They announced there was an investigation into the reinsurance side of the business, specifically it was in regard to reserves. Looking for any clarity on that, and how it could play out on the business here for the coming year. It’s a reserve issue, it doesn’t sound like it’s anything very pivotal to the overall company. But, hey, maybe it plays out on the book value of the company in the short run, and maybe that offers investors an opportunity if there’s a little dip in the stock. This has been one that we’ve owned for long periods of time here in a number of our services here at The Fool, and I suspect that will remain the case regardless of what they say with the earnings release. But hey, if the stock takes a dive, investors may want to take a look at it because it’s still a very good business.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Littelfuse Inc.(LFUS)

Littelfuse, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells circuit protection devices for use in the automotive, electronic, and electrical markets in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. The company offers electronic circuit protection products, such as fuses and protectors, positive temperature coefficient resettable fuses, varistors, polymer electrostatic discharge suppressors, discrete transient voltage suppression diodes, TVS diode arrays and protection thyristors, gas discharge tubes, and power switching components, as well as fuseholders, blocks, and related accessories under PICO II, and NANO2 SMF, TECCOR, SIDACtor, and Battrax brand names. It offers its electronic circuit protection products for use in wireless telephones, consumer electronics, computers, modems, telecommunications equipment, telephones, data transmission lines, and alarm systems. The company also provides automotive fuses that are used in automobiles, trucks, buses, and off-road equipment to protec t electrical circuits and the wires that supply electrical power to operate lights, heating, air conditioning, radios, windows, and other controls, as well as offers fuses for the protection of electric and hybrid vehicles. It markets its automotive fuse products under ATO, MINI, MAXI, MIDI, MEGA, MasterFuse, JCASE, and CablePro brand names. In addition, Littelfuse manufactures various low-voltage and medium-voltage circuit protection products, such as power fuses that are used in the protection from over-load and short-circuit currents in motor branch circuits, heating and cooling systems, control systems, lighting circuits, and electrical distribution networks to electrical distributors and their customers in the construction, original equipment manufacturers, and industrial maintenance and repair and operating supplies markets. Littelfuse sells its products through direct sales force and manufacturers? representatives. The company was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) – Research analysts at Barrington Research reduced their Q3 2019 earnings estimates for Littelfuse in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, January 31st. Barrington Research analyst G. Prestopino now forecasts that the technology company will post earnings per share of $2.76 for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $2.81. Barrington Research has a “Hold” rating on the stock. Barrington Research also issued estimates for Littelfuse’s Q4 2019 earnings at $2.35 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $2.91 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $10.63 EPS.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: SuperCom, Ltd.(SPCB)

SuperCom Ltd. provides traditional and digital identity solutions to governments, and private and public organizations worldwide. The company offers real-time positioning, tracking, monitoring, and verification solutions enabled by its PureRF wireless hybrid suite of products and technologies that are connected to a Web-based interactive interface. Its PureRF suite is a location position system solution based on active radio frequency identification (RFID) tag technology that enables commercial customers and governmental agencies to identify, locate, track, monitor, count, and protect people and objects. The companys PureRF suite provides various product components, such as PureRF tags, hands-free long-range RFID asset tags, hands-free long-range RFID vehicle tags, PureRF readers, PureRF activators, and PureRF Initializer. In addition, it provides house arrest monitoring systems, GPS offender tracking systems, PureMonitor offender electronic monitoring software, inmate monitoring systems, and domestic violence victim protection systems. Further, the company offers national identification registries, e-passports, biometric visas, automated fingerprint identification systems, digitized drivers licenses, and electronic voter registration and election management through the companys MAGNA common platform to the law enforcement agencies, community safety agencies, and the ministries of justice. Additionally, it provides SuperPay, a secure mobile payment hybrid suite; PureMoney Suite that provides mobile money applications and services; and SuperPOS, a platform to perform mobile payments. It sells its systems and products through local representatives, subsidiaries, resellers, and distribution channels that include direct sales and sales through traditional distributors or resellers. The company was formerly known as Vuance Ltd. and changed its name to SuperCom Ltd. in January 2013. SuperCom Ltd. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Herzliya, Israel.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SuperCom (NASDAQ:SPCB) and CEVA (NASDAQ:CEVA) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are the top performers from last week…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) $1.83 165.71%
    Radisys Corp. (Nasdaq: RSYS) $1.55 115.68%
    Ascent Capital Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ASCMA) $3.71 43.12%
    Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp. (Nasdaq: ADMP) $4.36 40.63%
    Tintri Inc. (Nasdaq: TNTR) $0.18 40.49%
    Prana Biotechnology Ltd. (Nasdaq: PRAN) $2.35 39.96%
    Micronet Enertec Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: MICT) $1.60 39.40%
    Corindus Vascular Robotics (NYSE: CVRS) $1.17 34.40%
    ParkerVision Inc. (Nasdaq: PRKR) $0.70 30.65%
    SuperCom Ltd. (Nasdaq: SPCB) $0.24 30.10%

    While these gains are exciting, they pale in comparison to the profit potential of our top penny stock to buy this week.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019

“Diversification is a protection against ignorance. It makes very little sense for those who know what they’re doing.”

This quote comes from Warren Buffett, who is famous for investing in a small number of stocks and holding them forever. As a strong advocate for tightly concentrated portfolios, Buffett believes that holding too many stocks can water down your returns. How many is too many? Well, he has argued that six wonderful businesses are all you need, adding that “very few people have gotten rich on their seventh-best idea.”

He practices what he preaches. While Berkshire Hathaway has ownership interests in about 45 companies, the lion’s share of the portfolio (nearly two-thirds) is invested in just six names. The biggest is Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), followed by Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), Kraft Heinz (Nasdaq: KHC), Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), and American Express (NYSE: AXP).Buffett isn’t afraid to make colossal investments in a small handful of positions. And with few exceptions, these big bets usually work out brilliantly. Of course, we’re also talking about the most astute stock picker of all time. For those without his legendary skills, this strategy might be far less productive — possibly even dangerous.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Air T, Inc.(AIRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about Air T (NASDAQ:AIRT) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Air T earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 46.6995978620286 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Summit Hotel Properties, Inc.(INN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan trimmed its stake in shares of Summit Hotel Properties Inc (NYSE:INN) by 29.1% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 29,520 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 12,110 shares during the period. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan’s holdings in Summit Hotel Properties were worth $422,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: “Summit Hotel Properties Inc (INN) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.18” was originally published by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this news story on another domain, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of U.S. and international trademark and copyright law. The original version of this news story can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4125733/summit-hotel-properties-inc-inn-to-issue-quarterly-dividend-of-0-18.html.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Innova (INN) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the NeoScrypt hashing algorithm. It was first traded on October 19th, 2017. Innova’s total supply is 4,032,857 coins and its circulating supply is 3,282,857 coins. Innova’s official website is innovacoin.info. Innova’s official Twitter account is @InnovaCoin.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Innova (CURRENCY:INN) traded 3.2% lower against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 15:00 PM E.T. on February 16th. One Innova coin can now be bought for approximately $0.0145 or 0.00000399 BTC on exchanges. Innova has a total market capitalization of $73,312.00 and approximately $50.00 worth of Innova was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, Innova has traded down 19.6% against the dollar.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    New York State Common Retirement Fund reduced its position in Summit Hotel Properties Inc (NYSE:INN) by 3.5% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 186,900 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 6,700 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund owned about 0.18% of Summit Hotel Properties worth $2,544,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Pioneer Floating Rate Trust(PHD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media stories about Pioneer Floating Rate Trust (NYSE:PHD) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Pioneer Floating Rate Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 45.2372665895122 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about Pioneer Floating Rate Trust (NYSE:PHD) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pioneer Floating Rate Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the investment management company an impact score of 46.8710327510951 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Markel Corporation(MKL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN cut its stake in Markel Co. (NYSE:MKL) by 7.5% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 72,437 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 5,832 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Markel were worth $84,768,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff and Michael Douglass]

    Douglass: Right. I think that’s one of the key things to keep in mind here as a difference between this and a Markel (NYSE:MKL) or a Berkshire. This is a company that really isn’t necessarily trying to find the next great investments that are going to beat the market. What they’re mostly looking to do is invest in sectors through ETFs.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Markel Co. (NYSE:MKL) – Analysts at William Blair reduced their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for Markel in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, October 3rd. William Blair analyst A. Klauber now anticipates that the insurance provider will post earnings of $8.72 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $8.73. William Blair also issued estimates for Markel’s FY2019 earnings at $44.00 EPS.

  • [By ]

    Accordingly, as required by the new accounting standard, Markel Corp. (NYSE:MKL) recognized a pre-tax loss of $122.1 million as a result of the decline in the fair value of its equity securities since December 31, 2017.

  • [By Andy Pai]

    Akre capital often holds positions for over ten years. As long as a company is able to keep increasing its economic value, the firm will hold a stock. Although the firm is a long-term investor, Akre doesn't attribute its success to ‘buy and hold' investing, but to the quality of the companies they buy. Some of the companies' long-term holdings have included Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL), Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) and Enstar Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESGR).

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019

Say hello to the face of Cherry Coke in China — Warren Buffett. And it’s not just because of his sparkling personality.

See Also: 25 Dividend Stocks You Can Buy and Hold Forever

As most fans know, Buffett is a large and long-time shareholder in Coca-Cola (KO), and he loves his Cherry Cokes. He’s also something of a celebrity in the Middle Kingdom, where he is revered as the world’s greatest investor. So putting Buffett’s smiling face on cans of Cherry Coke as the company introduces the flavored beverage in the world’s largest market is a natural.

“I can’t think of a better way to launch Cherry Coke than with its best-known fan on the package,” Coca-Cola Chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent said in a March 31 press release. “It is an honor for us to be able to feature Warren on his favorite drink as it rolls out in one of the world’s most exciting and dynamic consumer markets.”

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Legacy Reserves LP(LGCY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the energy shares surged 3 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD), up 16 percent, and Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) up 19 percent.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Legacy Reserves LP Unit (NASDAQ:LGCY) major shareholder Baines Creek Capital, Llc purchased 71,632 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 12th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $5.38 per share, for a total transaction of $385,380.16. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Major shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Legacy Reserves Inc. (NASDAQ:LGCY) rose more than 13% by 10:30 a.m. EDT on Friday after the oil and gas producer completed its planned corporate reorganization.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ:LGCY) traded up 2.6% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $7.45 and last traded at $7.75. 42,406 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 92% from the average session volume of 501,679 shares. The stock had previously closed at $7.55.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Microvision Inc.(MVIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    IMPINJ (NASDAQ: PI) and MicroVision (NASDAQ:MVIS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited(TEVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.  (TEVA) isn’t out of the weeds just yet.

    Teva’s shares finished in the red, despite a strong earnings beat and further measures to reduce its $30 billion-plus debt pile. Though things appear to be turning Teva shares closed down 4.4% to $17.78.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Borrowing heavily to become the world’s leading generic drug company just as generic drug prices began tanking has been tough on Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE:TEVA). This drugmaker suffered plenty of headaches last year, and long-term shareholders know the stock was worth more than twice as much a decade ago.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC grew its stake in shares of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (NYSE:TEVA) by 139.1% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 31,487 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 18,319 shares during the period. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC’s holdings in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries were worth $538,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) was maintained as Equal Weight at Barclays, but the firm raised its target price to $20 from $13. The stock closed up 0.7% at $21.15 on Wednesday, and it has a 52-week range of $10.85 to $33.82 and a consensus target price of $19.44.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Northrop Grumman Corporation(NOC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board reduced its holdings in shares of Northrop Grumman Co. (NYSE:NOC) by 79.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 12,610 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 47,700 shares during the period. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s holdings in Northrop Grumman were worth $3,880,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    While F-35 issues are more well-known, the F-22 was also a troubled program. Lockheed Martin in the 1990s beat out Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) to build a new generation of air superiority fighters and delivered an aircraft capable of besting any and all comers.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State of Wisconsin Investment Board boosted its holdings in Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) by 1.4% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 151,723 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after buying an additional 2,063 shares during the period. State of Wisconsin Investment Board owned 0.09% of Northrop Grumman worth $52,970,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    Code Pink takes issue with BlackRock's investments in aerospace and defense companies such as General Dynamics Corp.(NYSE: GD), Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC).

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Lawson Products Inc.(LAWS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS) is scheduled to announce its earnings results on Thursday, April 19th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.16 per share for the quarter.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: DHI Group, Inc.(DHX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    DHI Group (NYSE:DHX) was downgraded by research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DHX Media Ltd. (TSE:DHX) – National Bank Financial issued their FY2020 earnings per share estimates for DHX Media in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, September 26th. National Bank Financial analyst A. Shine anticipates that the company will post earnings of ($0.01) per share for the year. National Bank Financial has a “Sector Perform” rating and a $1.50 price objective on the stock.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 28.8 percent to $4.03 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for expanded indications for its Senhance Surgical System.
    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) rose 15.6 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading.
    Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição (NYSE: CBD) rose 13.2 percent to $24.20 in pre-market trading.
    ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO) rose 12.2 percent to $21.65 in pre-market trading. Alibaba and Cainiao agreed to make strategic investment in ZTO Express of $1.38 billion.
    DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) rose 10.8 percent to $2.05 in pre-market trading.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) shares rose 9.6 percent to $42.68 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) shares rose 9.1 percent to $6.00 in pre-market trading.
    Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) rose 8.4 percent to $108.00 in pre-market trading.
    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares rose 7 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) rose 5.9 percent to $10.61 in pre-market trading.
    Frontline Ltd. (NYSE: FRO) rose 5.9 percent to $5.04 in pre-market trading.
    Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ: EVGN) rose 5.5 percent to $3.27 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) rose 5.5 percent to $3.68 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.44 percent on Friday.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) shares rose 5.4 percent to $2.16 in pre-market trading.

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  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    While exciting, CODX and our other penny stocks to watch this week are unlikely to tack on any additional gains this week. But don’t worry. After looking at our 10 top penny stocks to watch, we’ll show you a stock with serious profit potential in its future…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Co-Diagnostics Inc. (Nasdaq: CODX)  $4.35 192.07%
    Viking Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VKTX)  $9.37 95.78%
    DHI Group Inc. (NYSE: DHX)  $3.10 67.57%
    Axovant Sciences Ltd. (Nasdaq: AXON)  $1.76 60.00%
    Netlist Inc. (Nasdaq: NLST)  $0.21 53.79%
    Link Motion Inc. (NYSE LKM)  $1.23 47.73%
    CorMedix Inc. (NYSE: CRMD)  $0.26 44.44%
    Vistagen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN)  $1.34 40.21%
    J. Jill Inc. (NYSE: JILL)  $8.30 36.55%
    Adomani Inc. (Nasdaq: ADOM)  $1.52 34.86%

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    DHI Group Inc (NYSE:DHX) – Equities researchers at B. Riley reduced their FY2018 earnings estimates for shares of DHI Group in a research report issued on Monday, June 18th. B. Riley analyst K. Anderson now expects that the technology company will post earnings per share of $0.15 for the year, down from their previous estimate of $0.17. B. Riley currently has a “Hold” rating and a $2.00 target price on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for DHI Group’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.06 EPS.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Imperial Oil Limited(IMO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Swiss National Bank cut its position in shares of Imperial Oil (NYSEAMERICAN:IMO) (TSE:IMO) by 6.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,066,300 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 76,100 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned approximately 0.13% of Imperial Oil worth $28,203,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Citadel Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Imperial Oil Ltd (NYSEAMERICAN:IMO) (TSE:IMO) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 44,728 shares of the energy company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,487,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Imperial Oil Ltd (NYSEAMERICAN:IMO) (TSE:IMO) saw a significant increase in short interest during the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 11,491,321 shares, an increase of 1.1% from the May 31st total of 11,363,187 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 400,912 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 28.7 days.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: MyoKardia, Inc.(MYOK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Equities researchers at Cantor Fitzgerald assumed coverage on shares of Myokardia (NASDAQ:MYOK) in a note issued to investors on Monday, The Fly reports. The brokerage set an “overweight” rating on the biotechnology company’s stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Myokardia (NASDAQ:MYOK) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Myokardia Inc (NASDAQ:MYOK) insider June Lee sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.13, for a total value of $315,650.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 5,426 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $342,543.38. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Markel Corporation(MKL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) announced first-quarter 2018 results on Tuesday after the market closed, punctuated by a net loss from the financial holding company’s investment portfolio. But in keeping with executives’ methodical approach to generating shareholder value, Markel management took the opportunity to showcase the merits of their long-term thinking and diversified business operations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about Markel (NYSE:MKL) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Markel earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.7080067088456 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Steve Symington, Keith Speights, and Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    So we asked three top Motley Fool contributors to each find a stock investors can comfortably hold for the next two decades. Read on to learn why they chose Markel (NYSE:MKL), Nike (NYSE:NKE), and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL).

  • [By Steve Symington, Travis Hoium, and Neha Chamaria]

    So we asked three top Motley Fool investors to each discuss a growth stock that successful investors can appreciate. Read on to learn why they like Markel (NYSE:MKL), Mastercard (NYSE:MA), and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Markel Co. (NYSE:MKL) – Analysts at William Blair reduced their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for Markel in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, October 3rd. William Blair analyst A. Klauber now anticipates that the insurance provider will post earnings of $8.72 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $8.73. William Blair also issued estimates for Markel’s FY2019 earnings at $44.00 EPS.

  • [By Steve Symington, Jeremy Bowman, and Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    To that end, we asked three top Motley Fool investors to each pick a stock that they believe could double your money. Read on to learn why they like Markel (NYSE:MKL), Baozun (NASDAQ:BZUN), and Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ).

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Stewart Information Services Corporation(STC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sangoma Technologies (CVE:STC) has been assigned a C$2.00 price objective by investment analysts at Acumen Capital in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Acumen Capital’s target price suggests a potential upside of 70.94% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Argo Group (NASDAQ: AGII) and Stewart Information Services (NYSE:STC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    StarChain (CURRENCY:STC) traded 13% higher against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on June 3rd. StarChain has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $3.20 million worth of StarChain was traded on exchanges in the last day. One StarChain token can currently be purchased for about $0.0814 or 0.00001057 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. In the last seven days, StarChain has traded 1.2% lower against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    StarChain (CURRENCY:STC) traded 1.1% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on September 4th. StarChain has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $199,071.00 worth of StarChain was traded on exchanges in the last day. One StarChain token can currently be bought for about $0.0119 or 0.00000162 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. Over the last seven days, StarChain has traded up 29% against the U.S. dollar.

3 Stocks for Warren Buffett Fans

Warren Buffett is so good at picking winning businesses that he grew Berkshire Hathaway’s book value by more than 19.1% annually between1965 and 2017. That astounding track record easily qualifies him as the greatest investor of all time.

So which of Buffett’s stocks do we Fools think are great buys right now? We asked a team of Motley Fool investors to weigh in and theypicked Markel (NYSE:MKL), Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), and Moody’s (NYSE:MCO).

Headshot of Warren Buffett.

Image source: The Motley Fool.

Following in Buffett’s footsteps

Dan Caplinger (Markel): Warren Buffett gave the world a great method of making money: Open a successful insurance operation and then invest the premiums that clients pay in investments that pay a lot more than the fixed-income securities that most insurance companies choose for their portfolios. Markel’s history as a publicly traded company dates back to 1986, and the company has an extremely good track record of generating positive underwriting profits, running about 70% with several years sporting very attractive returns.

Markel still has a much different emphasis than the Oracle of Omaha’s insurance operations. Rather than having brand-name car insurance that ranks among the nation’s most popular brands, Markel instead offers only specialty lines of insurance. There’s not as much volume for the types of insurance that you can get from Markel as there is for vanilla lines like auto, home, or life insurance. But because it’s tough to find other companies that are willing to take on the risks that Markel’s willing to assume, the specialty insurance company is able to get enough of a margin to protect it from adverse events. Moreover, because it writes a lot of different types of insurance, Markel’s different risks aren’t as correlated with each other, making a catastrophic year where everything goes wrong less likely.

With a sizable investment portfolio, Markel has generated strong returns the same way Buffett has. As long as its stock-picking prowess remains good, Markel should continue to find ways to deliver performance for its shareholders.

Lots of untapped consumer banking potential and a big partnership deal

Matt Frankel (Goldman Sachs): One Buffett stock that I’ve got my eye on right now is Goldman Sachs. One of several bank stocks in Berkshire’s portfolio, Buffett’s Goldman investment originated in the wake of the financial crisis, and currently represents a roughly 3% stake in the investment banking giant.

While I’m excited about the bank’s performance so far in 2018, the real reason I like Goldman over the rest of Buffett’s bank stocks is for the massive potential to grow its young consumer banking operations.

In late 2016, Goldman started offering personal loans through its Marcus platform, and to say that it has been a success would be an understatement. Marcus crossed the $1 billion lending threshold after just nine months of operations and recently surpassed $3 billion in total loans. The U.S. unsecured lending market is over $1 trillion in size, so there’s still tremendous room for growth here.

Speaking of growth, Goldman is about to take its first steps into the credit card business, and just scored a big partnership that could translate to billions in annual payment volume right away. Starting in early 2019, Goldman will be Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) credit card co-branding partner, replacing Barclays, and will issue a new product under the Apple Pay brand name. What’s more, it has also been reported that Goldman could take over the financing for Apple’s stores. Apple did over $60 billion in sales in the last quarter alone, so if Goldman could even get a small fraction of Apple’s customers to use the new card for their purchases, it could be a big deal revenue-wise.

This financial stock is built for growth

Brian Feroldi (Moody’s): When a government or company wants to float a bond or two their first step is to get it rated. The reason is that bond buyers demand an independent assessment of how likely the bond is to be repaid, which is kind of an important thing for them to figure out ahead of time. Furthermore, these bond buyers usually won’t trust a rating from just anybody; instead, they give preferential treatment to ratings that are made by one of the “big three” rating agencies (Fitch, S&P Global, or Moody’s). A rating from one of the big boys can go a long way to give bond buyer’s confidence that the bond will be repaid in full once it matures. That confidence increases their willingness to accept a lower interest, which can save the issuer millions of dollars in interest payments.

With so much power concentrated in the hands of the “big three,” these companies have turned intohighly lucrative businesses. Take Moody’s as an example. This stock boasts extremely high returns on capital and cranks out more than $1 billion in free cash flow each year. Management has a long history of using that excess cash to buy back stock, make tuck-in acquisitions, and boost its dividend payment (its most recent dividend hike came in at 16%). Perhaps it’s no wonder why this stock has been in Buffett’s portfolio for years.

When factoring in volume growth, price increases, acquisitions, and stock buybacks, Wall Street currently estimates that Moody’s profits will grow by more than 16% annually over the next five years. That’s quite fast for a business that is trading for less than 20 times forward earnings and sports a dividend yield of about 1%. Adding in the fact that it comes with Buffett’s seal of approval makes it all the more enticing.

best shares to invest now

Halma PLC (HLMA.LN) said Thursday that it expects adjusted pretax profit for fiscal 2018 to be in line with market expectations, but added that its first-half foreign-exchange benefits reversed in the second half.

The FTSE 100-listed safety, health and environmental technology group said adjusted pretax profit for the year ending March 31 is expected to be 212.3 million pounds ($298.6 million), according to a consensus market forecast. Current market expectations for Halma’s fiscal 2018 adjusted pretax profit range from GBP208.3 million to GBP218.1 million, the company added.

In the first half of fiscal 2018, Halma’s adjusted pretax profit was GBP94.5 million, up 13% on year.

The company said its order intake has remained ahead of revenue, and added that foreign-exchange is now expected to have a neutral impact for the full year, reversing the currency benefits it experienced in the first half. In November, the company’s order intake was ahead of revenue and ahead of the year-earlier figure.

best shares to invest now: Investment Technology Group, Inc.(ITG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Investment Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: ITG) was downgraded to Market Perform from outperform by KeefeBruyette & Woods.

    Liquidity Services Inc. (NASDAQ: LQDT) was raised to Buy from Underperform, and the price target was raised up to $45 from $28.50, at Merrill Lynch.

best shares to invest now: Tyson Foods Inc.(TSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of small cap Sanderson Farms doubling in value while mid cap Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) and large cap Tyson Foods, Inc (NYSE: TSN) have been even better performers albeit shares are below their peaks and have been somewhat volatile:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of small cap Sanderson Farms doubling in value while mid cap Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) and large cap Tyson Foods, Inc (NYSE: TSN) have been even better performers albeit they are off their former peaks:

  • [By ]

    Pilgrim’s Pride (PPC) : “There are so many things wrong with this one. I’d go with Tyson Foods (TSN) .”

    JB Hunt Transport Services (JBHT) : “I’m sticking with it.”

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    On Monday, Cramer said, he’ll be looking out for Tyson Foods (TSN) , Jack in the Box (JACK) and Palo Alto Networks (PANW) . Tyson is good, but out of favor, Cramer said while remaining bullish on Jack and Palo Alto.

best shares to invest now: Markel Corporation(MKL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashley Moore]

    Here is a table of the 10 most expensive stocks trading on U.S. markets today:

    Company (Ticker)Price per ShareMarket CapBerkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A)$ 257,227.52$ 419.50 billionSeaboard Corp. (NYSEMKT: SEB)$ 3,760.00$ 4.48 billionNVR Inc. (NYSE: NVR)$ 1,944.23$ 7.19 billionThe Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN)$ 1,727.94$ 80.82 billionMarkel Corp. (NYSE: MKL)$ 978.51$ 13.78 billionWhite Mountains Insurance Group Ltd. (NYSE: WTM)$ 935.01$ 4.25 billionAmazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN)$ 846.08$ 408.27 billionAlphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL)$ 844.06$ 582.85 billionAutoZone Inc. (NYSE: AZO)$ 744.26$ 21.04 billionIntuitive Surgical Inc. (Nasdaq: ISRG)$ 735.63$ 28.41 billion

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Markel (NYSE:MKL) has been referred to as a mini-Berkshire many times, and for good reason. The company uses the same general business model as Warren Buffett does at Berkshire, using the cash from its insurance businesses to buy stocks and entire companies.

  • [By Andy Pai]

    Akre capital often holds positions for over ten years. As long as a company is able to keep increasing its economic value, the firm will hold a stock. Although the firm is a long-term investor, Akre doesn't attribute its success to ‘buy and hold' investing, but to the quality of the companies they buy. Some of the companies' long-term holdings have included Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL), Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) and Enstar Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESGR).

best shares to invest now: J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.(JBHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    JB Hunt Transport Services (JBHT) : “I’m sticking with it.”

    Opko Health (OPK) : “I’ve been waiting for these guys to come back on the show and tell us why we should buy.”

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT) which rose about 6% to $119.64. The stocks 52-week range is $83.35 to $126.49. Volume was over 2 million compared to the daily average volume of 1 million.

  • [By ]

    But then there’s the little-known trucking company JB Hunt (JBHT) , which popped 6.1% because the company saw some surprise growth that no one was expecting. That news was so strong, FedEx (FDX) and XPO Logistics (XPO) also rose 2.2% and 4.6%.

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on T-Mobile US (TMUS) , Lennar (LEN) , Toll Brothers (TOL) , Tyson Foods (TSN) , JB Hunt Transport Services (JBHT) and International Paper (IP) .

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Here is the list of stocks going ex-dividend on August 3, 2016.

    J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ: JBHT) – $0.2200 dividend, 1.0791 percent yield
    Johnson Controls Inc (NYSE: JCI) – $0.2900 dividend, 2.6250 percent yield
    FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) – $0.3600 dividend, 3.9680 percent yield
    Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN) – $0.8255 dividend, 10.7347 percent yield
    Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC) – $0.3800 dividend, 3.1588 percent yield
    BP plc (ADR) (NYSE: BP) – $0.6000 dividend, 6.8768 percent yield
    American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ: AAL) – $0.1000 dividend, 1.1442 percent yield
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) – $0.1300 dividend, 2.9834 percent yield
    Alcoa Inc (NYSE: AA) – $0.0300 dividend, 1.1321 percent yield
    Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE: SXT) – $0.2700 dividend, 1.5341 percent yield

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best shares to invest now: MGIC Investment Corporation(MTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday was a positive day on Wall Street, as major benchmarks jumped following an uneventful weekend, tapering their gains as the session came to a close. Some had feared that China might retaliate once again after the U.S. issued a second round of tariffs against the nation with the world’s second-largest economy, but the expected fireworks didn’t come, putting market participants more at ease. The beginning of earnings season in the next week will also distract investors from geopolitical issues, perhaps allowing indexes to climb further. Yet some individual stocks had difficulties that sent their shares lower. Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX), Menlo Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MNLO), and MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE: MTG) traded down about 5.2% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $10.07 after closing Monday at $10.62. The stock’s 52-week high is $16.21. Volume was more than three times the daily average of around 3.6 million shares. The company had no specific news Tuesday. About half an hour before the closing bell the stock traded up about 2% for the day.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE: MTG) traded down about 6.5% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $10.07 after closing Tuesday at $10.77. The stock’s 52-week high is $16.21. Volume was more than double the daily average of around 4.2 million shares. The company reported uninspiring first-quarter results this morning.

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Chuck Saletta, Tyler Crowe, Jason Hall, and Jordan Wathen]

    With that in mind, we asked a team of Fools each to highlight a stock that a billionaire investor has been selling recently. Read on to see why they chose Cheniere Energy (NYSEMKT:LNG), Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU), MGIC Investment Corporation (NYSE:MTG), and Extended Stay America (NYSE:STAY).

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America’s Retirement System Is Too Inconsistent

Americo Financial Life and Annuity Insurance Company has introduced an unusual product: a single-premium long-term care insurance (LTCI) policy aimed at people who already need long-term care (LTC) services.

Americo has designed the new Reliable Living Plan policy to provide a monthly cash indemnity benefit as long as an eligible insured needs qualified LTC services.

(Related: Saving LTCI and 9 Other Top Treasury Life and Annuity Projects)

To be eligible to have the policy, and to get the benefits, policyholder must be age 65 or older. The policyholder also must already need substantial assistance with at least two “activities of daily living,” or need substantial supervision due to dementia or some other form of cognitive impairment.

The kinds of LTC services that count as “qualified LTC services” include home health care, adult day care, assisted living care and nursing home care.

Top Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Markel Corporation(MKL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Markel (NYSE:MKL) has been referred to as a mini-Berkshire many times, and for good reason. The company uses the same general business model as Warren Buffett does at Berkshire, using the cash from its insurance businesses to buy stocks and entire companies.

  • [By Ashley Moore]

    Here is a table of the 10 most expensive stocks trading on U.S. markets today:

    Company (Ticker)Price per ShareMarket CapBerkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A)$ 257,227.52$ 419.50 billionSeaboard Corp. (NYSEMKT: SEB)$ 3,760.00$ 4.48 billionNVR Inc. (NYSE: NVR)$ 1,944.23$ 7.19 billionThe Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN)$ 1,727.94$ 80.82 billionMarkel Corp. (NYSE: MKL)$ 978.51$ 13.78 billionWhite Mountains Insurance Group Ltd. (NYSE: WTM)$ 935.01$ 4.25 billionAmazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN)$ 846.08$ 408.27 billionAlphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL)$ 844.06$ 582.85 billionAutoZone Inc. (NYSE: AZO)$ 744.26$ 21.04 billionIntuitive Surgical Inc. (Nasdaq: ISRG)$ 735.63$ 28.41 billion

  • [By Andy Pai]

    Akre capital often holds positions for over ten years. As long as a company is able to keep increasing its economic value, the firm will hold a stock. Although the firm is a long-term investor, Akre doesn't attribute its success to ‘buy and hold' investing, but to the quality of the companies they buy. Some of the companies' long-term holdings have included Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL), Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) and Enstar Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESGR).

Top Stocks To Invest In Right Now: NetApp Inc.(NTAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at Piper Jaffray upgraded NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) from Neutral to Overweight and raised the price target from $37.00 to $46.00.

    NetApp shares rose 0.33 percent to close at $39.58 on Monday.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    NetApp (NTAP) was upgraded to buy from hold at Drexel Hamilton. $52 price target. The company continues to execute a successful business transition, Drexel said. 

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) reported better-than-expected profit for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE: HP) posted upbeat results for its fourth quarter.
    NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter and issued strong Q3 guidance.
    Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE: EMR) proposed to acquire Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) for $225 per share in cash and stock.

  • [By Matt Hogan]

    Apple EBITDA Margins vs Peers Chart Apple's EBITDA margins vs technology peers: Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ), Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (NYSE: HPE) and NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP).

Top Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(IONS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Here is a preview of the offerings set between June 27 and June 30.

    11 IPOs This Week Avenue Therapeutics, Inc. (ATXI) will issue 5 million shares between $5 and $7 Tuesday on the Nasdaq. A Fortress Biotech Inc (NASDAQ: FBIO) subsidiary, the pharmaceutical acquires, develops and commercializes products for in-hospital use, such as its post-operative palliative. Esquire Financial Holdings, Inc. (ESQ) will issue more than 2.36 shares between $14 and $16 Tuesday on the Nasdaq. The business-focused commercial bank has two locations in New York and Florida. Mersana Therapeutics, Inc. (MRSN) will issue 5 million shares between $14 and $16 Wednesday on the Nasdaq. The clinical-stage pharmaceutical specializes in immunoconjugate therapies targeting diverse forms of cancer. TPG Pace Holdings Corp. (TPGHU) will issue 40 million shares at $10 Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange. Formed by TPG, the firm acquires relevant businesses and stocks across industries, from health care and digital media to real estate and energy. Aileron Therapeutics Inc (ALRN) will issue 3.75 million shares between $15 and $17 Thursday on the Nasdaq. The biopharmaceutical firm targets suppressor proteins to halt tumor progression. Blue Apron Holdings, Inc. (APRN) will issue 30 million shares between $15 and $17 Thursday on the NYSE. The meal-kit service delivers pre-portioned ingredients directly to the consumer. Byline Bancorp, Inc. (BY) will issue 5.7 million shares between $19 and $21 Thursday on the NYSE. The century-old commercial bank has more than 50 branches in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas with offices nationwide. Dova Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(DOVA) will issue more than 4.06 million shares between $15 and $17 Thursday on the Nasdaq. As a clinical-stage company, Dova acquires, develops and commercializes drug candidates for rare diseases. Tintri, Inc. (TNTR) will issue 8.7 million shares between $10.50 and $12.50 Thursday on the Nasdaq. With cloud management software, all-flash stor

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Ionis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IONS) gave investors an update on its pipeline today with a slide deck that contained a whopping 65 entries. The whole presentation is worth a listen, but here are the five slides investors absolutely must see.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) shares climbed 30.3 percent to $11.05 after climbing 34.60 percent on Thursday.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) jumped 21.2 percent to $4.9699 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.
    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) shares climbed 18.8 percent to $7.89 after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ: FFKT) gained 15.4 percent to $48.75. WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ: WSBC) announced an agreement and plan of merger with Farmers Capital Bank Corporation.
    TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) climbed 10.2 percent to $66.76 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong forecast for the second quarter. TransUnion announced plans to acquire Callcredit.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares gained 9.2 percent to $3.9299 after rising 8.11 percent on Thursday.
    Pinnacle Foods Inc (NYSE: PF) gained 8.8 percent to $60.04 after a 13-D filing from Jana Partners showed an increased stake in the comapny, from 1.42 million shares at the end of last quarter to 10.83 million shares, or a 9.3-percent stake.
    Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) shares climbed 8.8 percent to $26.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG) gained 8.5 percent to $12.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) climbed 7.5 percent to $7.73 following Q1 results.
    Seaspan Corporation (NYSE: SSW) shares climbed 6.7 percent to $7.50. Deutsche Bank upgraded Seaspan from Hold to Buy.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) shares rose 4.6 percent to $14.63 after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) rose 4.3 percent to $47.80. Biogen and Ionis have expanded their strategic collaboration to develop drug candidates for a broad range of neurological diseases.

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  • [By Keith Speights]

    Research and development is the lifeblood of biotech companies. The potential for new drugs also serves as a primary factor driving biotech stocks higher and higher. That’s been the case for Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG), Ionis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IONS), and Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LGND).

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Treating diseases that have a genetic component by altering the expression of the responsible genes is a promising new field of medicine, but it has been much less straightforward than biopharmaceutical companies had expected. Two contenders in this area, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) and Ionis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IONS), saw a mix of setbacks and success in 2016.

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Top Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Resolute Energy Corporation(REN )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    The activist hedge fund’s latest 13F revealed a stake in Resolute Energy Corp (NYSE: REN), and on Monday, it announced a new position in EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT).

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

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    Resolute Energy Corp (NYSE: REN), $40 Price Target

    Moving into the late-2014 downturn, Resolute had an over-levered balance sheet, flat production and a wide geographical spread.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Or how about Resolute Energy (REN) , which has a big position in the Permian. Why is that stock not quitting? Same with Diamondback Energy (FANG) . How can that one keep roaring?

Top Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.(TNDM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Cerulean Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: CERU) shares dipped 27 percent to $0.817. Cerulean Pharma shares have dropped 60.28 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 15.31 percent in the same period.
    Tandem Diabetes Care Inc (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares tumbled 24.2 percent to $1.17. Tandem Diabetes Care priced 18 million share offering at $1.25 per share.
    Alphatec Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: ATEC) shares fell 21.1 percent to $2.10 as the company reported a $18.9 million private placement.
    Heat Biologics Inc (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares dropped 15.5 percent to $0.870. Heat Biologics priced its 5 million share offering at $0.80 per share.
    Rave Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: RAVE) shares fell 15 percent to $1.76.
    QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK) shares declined 12.2 percent to $1.58. QuickLogic priced its 10 million share offering at $1.50 per share.
    Orion Engineered Carbons SA (NYSE: OEC) shares dropped 9.5 percent to $19.10. Orion Engineered Carbons reported a 5 million common stock secondary offering.
    Interpace Diagnostics Group Inc (NASDAQ: IDXG) shares fell 8.7 percent to $2.61 after the company reported debt restructuring and agreed to eliminate its royalty and mileston
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Tandem Diabetes Care Inc (NASDAQ: TNDM) were down 58 percent to $2.25 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.

    Cempra Inc (NASDAQ: CEMP) was down, falling around 59 percent to $7.69 after the FDA raised liver safety issues in its review of the company's experimental drug to treat community acquired pneumonia. Baird downgraded Cempra from Outperform to Underperform.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tandem Diabetes Care Inc (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares dropped 19 percent to $1.25. Tandem Diabetes Care priced its 18 million share offering at $1.25 per share.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Tandem Diabetes Care Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) dropped nearly 26% Thursday, to post a new 52-week low of $1.15 after closing at $1.55 on Wednesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $11.30. Volume was more than 20 times the daily average of around 290,000. The company announced an underwritten secondary offering of 18 million shares at $1.25 per share.

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Top 5 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2018: Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc.(FRSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Friday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting small cap Take ‘N’ Bake pizza chain stock Papa Murphy’s Holdings (NASDAQ: FRSH):

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 earnings report forsmall cap Take ‘N’ Bake pizza chain stock Papa Murphy’s Holdings (NASDAQ: FRSH) is scheduled for after the market closes on Wednesday (March 15th). In February, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting the stock by saying:

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2018: Markel Corporation(MKL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashley Moore]

    Here is a table of the 10 most expensive stocks trading on U.S. markets today:

    Company (Ticker)Price per ShareMarket CapBerkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A)$ 257,227.52$ 419.50 billionSeaboard Corp. (NYSEMKT: SEB)$ 3,760.00$ 4.48 billionNVR Inc. (NYSE: NVR)$ 1,944.23$ 7.19 billionThe Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN)$ 1,727.94$ 80.82 billionMarkel Corp. (NYSE: MKL)$ 978.51$ 13.78 billionWhite Mountains Insurance Group Ltd. (NYSE: WTM)$ 935.01$ 4.25 billionAmazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN)$ 846.08$ 408.27 billionAlphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL)$ 844.06$ 582.85 billionAutoZone Inc. (NYSE: AZO)$ 744.26$ 21.04 billionIntuitive Surgical Inc. (Nasdaq: ISRG)$ 735.63$ 28.41 billion

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Markel (NYSE:MKL) has been referred to as a mini-Berkshire many times, and for good reason. The company uses the same general business model as Warren Buffett does at Berkshire, using the cash from its insurance businesses to buy stocks and entire companies.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2018: MDC Partners Inc.(MDCA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    MDC Partners Inc (NASDAQ: MDCA) shares dropped 60 percent to $3.38. MDC Partners reported a Q3 loss of $0.64 per share on revenue of $349.3 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of MDC Partners Inc (NASDAQ: MDCA) were down 31 percent to $12.52 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results and lowered its FY16 sales outlook.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2018: PHI, Inc.(PHIIK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Thursday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting small cap offshore oil and gas services stock PHI Inc (NASDAQ: PHIIK):

    We’re a little bit late to the party here, but that’s ok – there’s still some meat left on the bone, so to speak. Were looking for the stock to continue on to the lower edge of a long-term (and bearish) trading range that should allow it to peel back to at least the lower $12’s. We’ve see PHIIK shares tumble with great speed and distance a couple of times already, and we’re about halfway through round three.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2018: eBay Inc.(EBAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Blitchok]

    The NBA authorized jersey sponsorships last year, and Flagstar joins companies such as Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co (NASDAQ: GT), Fitbit Inc (NYSE: FIT), eBay Inc (NASDAQ: EBAY) and General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) in sponsoring a team’s jersey.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) which rose about 14% to $46.33. The stocks 52-week range is $31.80 to $46.99. Volume was about 32 million compared to the daily average volume of 9 million.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Alphabet’s (GOOGL)  Waymo has hired Tekedra Mawakana as its new VP of public policy and government affairs, according to Recode.

    The hire illustrates the company preparing for a legal war against Uber regarding autonomous vehicles, and for policy battles regarding government affairs with Washington and around the country.

    “As we take fully self-driving cars to the roads, Tekedra will work with policymakers at all levels to realize the enormous safety, mobility and economic benefits of this technology,” CEO of Waymo John Krafcik said in a statement to Recode on Monday.

    Mawakana has previously served as VP of global government relations at eBay (EBAY) ,  Yahoo’s! (YHOO) deputy general counsel and has held policy positions over the course of about a dozen years at AOL. 

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  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Hundreds of companies have come out in support of the Paris climate agreement, sealed in December 2015. More than 300 businesses in November signed an open letter calling on Trump and Congress to stay in the pact, including Nike (NKE) , General Mills (GIS) , Tiffany & Co. (TIF) , eBay (EBAY) and Gap (GPS) . Apple (AAPL) , Microsoft (MSFT) and Facebook (FB) were among those signing onto an ad sponsored by sustainability advocate Ceres backing the agreement. The group has also gotten the support of over 280 investors representing more than $17 trillion of assets.

  • [By Mark Fritz]

    Google had argued its ads help smaller European merchants compete directly with Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and eBay Inc (NASDAQ: EBAY).

    Before the Intel case came down, Vestager said Tuesday that Google was tweaking its shopping ads and was moving “in the right direction” to avoid further fines.