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Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) released its most recent quarterly report before the markets opened on Tuesday. At the same time, the firm announced that it would also be changing its name sometime in the very near future.

In July 2018, Valeant will become Bausch Health Companies and it will trade under a new ticker BHC on the New York Stock Exchange. The firm will maintain its present symbol for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

As for the earnings, the firm said that it had $0.89 in earnings per share (EPS) on $2.0 billion in revenue. That compares with consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters of $0.60 in EPS on revenue of $1.95 billion. In the first quarter of last year, Valeant said it had EPS of $0.78 and $2.11 billion in revenue.

Valeant listed some quarterly highlights:

Reported revenue in the Bausch + Lomb/International segment decreased by 3% compared to the first quarter of 2017 primarily due to divestitures and discontinuations; revenue in this segment grew organically by 2% compared to the first quarter of 2017 Reported revenue in the Branded Rx segment decreased by 6% compared to the first quarter of 2017 primarily due to divestitures and discontinuations, and declines in the Ortho Dermatologics business; revenue in this segment grew organically by 8% compared to the first quarter of 2017

In terms of the outlook for the 2018 full year, the company expects to see revenues between $8.15 billion and $8.35 billion, with EBITDA in the range of $3.15 billion to $3.30 billion. The consensus estimates call for $3.13 in EPS on $8.23 billion in revenue for the year.

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Dover Corporation(DOV)

Dover Corporation manufactures and sells a range of equipment and components, specialty systems, and support services in the United States and internationally. The company operates in four segments: Energy, Engineered Systems, Fluids, and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. The Energy segment provides solutions and services for the production and processing of oil, natural gas liquids, and gas to drilling and production, bearings and compression, and automation end markets. The Engineered Systems segment offers precision marking and coding, digital textile, soldering and dispensing equipment, and related consumables and services; and automation components, including manual clamps, power clamps, rotary and linear mechanical indexers, conveyors, pick and place units, glove ports, and manipulators, as well as end-of-arm robotic grippers, slides, and end effectors for fast-moving consumer goods, digital textile printing, vehicle service, environmental solutions, and industrials end markets. The Fluids segment focuses on the safe handling of critical fluids across the retail fueling, chemical, hygienic, and industrial markets. It also manufactures connectors for use in various bio-processing applications; and displacement and centrifugal pumps for demanding and specialized fluid transfer process applications. The Refrigeration & Food Equipment segment provides refrigeration systems, refrigeration display cases, specialty glass, commercial glass refrigerator and freezer doors, and brazed heat exchangers; and electrical distribution products and engineering services, commercial food service equipment, cook-chill production systems, custom food storage and preparation products, kitchen ventilation systems, conveyer systems, beverage can-making machinery, and packaging machines used for meat, poultry, and other food products. The company was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV) spans multiple industries for equipment and components, pumps, conveyors and other items used by manufacturers and goods-producing companies. Its dividend hike in August 2018 marked the 63rd consecutive year of dividend hikes since its founding in 1947.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Prudential Financial Inc. lowered its holdings in Dover Corp (NYSE:DOV) by 2.1% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 181,580 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 3,896 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in Dover were worth $12,883,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd.(MTSL)

Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and supports a line of telecommunication expense management (TEM), and customer care and billing solutions for business organizations and other enterprises worldwide. Its TEM solutions assist enterprises and organizations in the allocation of costs, budget control, fraud detection, processing of payments, and spending forecasting. The company also offers converged billing solutions, including applications for charging and invoicing customers, interconnect billing, and partner revenue management through pre-pay and post-pay schemes for wireless providers, voice over Internet protocol, Internet protocol television, and content service providers. Its products provide telecommunication and information technology managers with tools to reduce communication costs, recover charges payable by third parties, and to detect and prevent abuse and misuse of telephone networks comprising fault telecommunication usage. The company markets its products through its direct sales force, distributors, and business telephone switching systems manufacturers and vendors. Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Raanana, Israel.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are the top performers from last week…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: STAF) $2.58 96.35%
    IZEA Inc. (Nasdaq: IZEA) $1.65 85.19%
    ShiftPixy Inc. (Nasdaq: PIXY) $3.35 78.38%
    MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (Nasdaq: MTSL) $3.31 41.07%
    IsoRay Inc. (NYSE: ISR) $0.60 38.64%
    TransGlobe Energy Corp. (Nasdaq: TGA) $3.74 37.76%
    Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCMKTS: ATNM) $0.27 26.31%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.56 24.58%
    Bridgeline Digital Inc. (Nasdaq: BLIN) $1.51 24.51%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $0.91 24.03%

    While these penny stocks generated strong returns last week, they’re unlikely to produce the same level of profit again anytime soon.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about MER Telemanagement Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSL) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MER Telemanagement Solutions earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the technology company an impact score of 45.5243579518781 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Pegasystems Inc.(PEGA)

Pegasystems Inc. develops, markets, licenses, and supports software to automate complex and changing business processes in the United States and internationally. It provides Pega 7, a unified platform that enables clients to build enterprise applications; and software applications for marketing, sales and on boarding, customer service and support, and operations, as well as industry-specific business processes. The company also offers customer relationship management applications, including Pega Marketing to manage customer relationships across inbound and outbound channels; Pega Customer Service to deliver consistent interactions across channels, improve employee productivity, and adapt changing business requirements; Pega Sales Automation to capture practices and guides sales teams through the sales and customer on boarding processes; and operations applications to support exceptions and investigations, order fulfillment, claims processing, insurance underwriting, and product development, as well as risk, fraud, and compliance management. In addition, it provides Pega Cloud to create and deploy its software applications using an Internet-based infrastructure; consulting and implementation support, technical support, and hosting services; and instructor-led and online training courses for process architects, system architects, and system administrators under the PegaACADEMY name. The company primarily markets its software and services to financial services, healthcare, insurance, communications and media, public sector, manufacturing, life sciences, and other markets through a direct sales force, as well as through a network of business and technology alliances. Pegasystems Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    First Trust Advisors LP grew its position in shares of Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA) by 1,661.6% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 147,781 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 139,392 shares during the quarter. First Trust Advisors LP’s holdings in Pegasystems were worth $7,068,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA) stock outpaced the market last month, when it gained 17% compared to a 3% rise in the S&P 500, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA) just closed out a fiscal year that was warped by a dramatic shift in its business model. The stampede by the software specialist’s clients toward cloud-based and subscription services pressured reported sales and profits. But it also put the company in a good position to generate predictable, growing cash flow in the years to come.

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: TeleNav Inc.(TNAV)

TeleNav, Inc. provides personalized navigation and location based services (LBS) in the United States and internationally. It offers GPS Navigator, a voice guided, real time, turn by turn mobile navigation service on a white label basis, such as Sprint Navigation and AT&T Navigator, as well as under the TeleNav brand. The company also provides mobile resource management solutions that allow enterprises to monitor and manage mobile workforces and assets by using its LBS platform to track job status and the location of workers, field assets, and equipment. Its enterprise solutions include TeleNav Track service, as well as TeleNav Vehicle Manager, TeleNav Vehicle Tracker, and TeleNav Asset Tracker. In addition, the company offers mobile navigation services through on-board and connected systems. Further, it focuses on developing LBS to new device platforms, such as tablet devices, as well as new LBS for mobile phones, including location based mobile advertising, commerce, and social networking. The company distributes its services to consumers, wireless carriers, enterprises and automobile manufacturers, and original equipment manufacturers through its wireless carrier partners, as well as through its Web site and mobile phone application stores. TeleNav, Inc. is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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    Telenav, Inc. (TNAV) CEO HP Jin on Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) Telenav EPS in-line, beats on revenue (seekingalpha.com) Telenav: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot (finance.yahoo.com) Telenav (TNAV) Reports Q4 Loss, Tops Revenue Estimates (finance.yahoo.com) Telenav (TNAV) Posts Earnings Results, Meets Estimates (americanbankingnews.com)

    TNAV has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. ValuEngine raised shares of Telenav from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 2nd. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Telenav in a research report on Monday, July 23rd. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Telenav from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 25th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.25.

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Fitbit, Inc.(FIT)

Fitbit, Inc. provides wearable health and fitness tracking devices. It offers various products, including Fitbit Zip, an entry-level wireless tracker that allows users to track daily activity statistics, such as steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes; Fitbit One, a clippable wireless tracker, which tracks floors climbed and sleep, as well as daily steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes; Fitbit Flex, a wristband-style tracker that tracks steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, and sleep; and Fitbit Charge, an activity and sleep wristband, which tracks steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, floors climbed, and sleep. The company also provides Fitbit Alta, a customizable wristband that offers call, text, and calendar notifications when paired with the user’s phone and SmartTrack automatic exercise recognition; and Fitbit Charge HR, a wireless heart rate and activity wristband. In addition, it offers Fitbit Blaze, a smart fitness watch that provides multi-sport functionality, tracks outdoor cycling activity, and provides run cues; Fitbit Surge, a fitness watch that features a GPS watch, heart rate tracker, activity tracker, and smartwatch; Aria, a Wi-Fi connected scale that tracks weight, body fat percentage, and body mass index; and Fitbit accessories that include bands and frames for Fitbit Blaze, bands for Fitbit Alta, colored bands for Fitbit Flex, colored clips for Fitbit One and Fitbit Zip, device charging cables, wireless sync dongles, band clasps, sleep bands, and Fitbit apparel. The company offers its products through consumer electronics and specialty retailers, e-Commerce retailers, sporting goods and outdoors retailers, and wireless carriers; and corporate wellness channels, as well as directly worldwide. The company was formerly known as Healthy Metrics Research, Inc. and changed its name to Fitbit, Inc. in October 2007. Fitbit, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Google has so far struggled in making a name for itself in wearables and smartwatches, as Wear OS (initially named Android Wear) failed to gain any meaningful traction and many prominent hardware partners ditched the platform. Apple and Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) currently lead the way in smartwatches, but Google hopes to take another swing with its forthcoming Pixel Watch. As part of those efforts, Google recently bought smartwatch tech and acqui-hired employees from Fossil for $40 million.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Three stories in tech stood out this week.

    Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) showed off new devices with an emphasis on affordability. Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared the company’s plans to beef up messaging and stories on its platforms. Eventbrite’s (NYSE:EB) stock took a big hit after its quarterly results came out.

    Here’s a closer look.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Fitbit earned a coverage optimism score of 2.00 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news coverage about the scientific and technical instruments company an news buzz score of 4 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    After a couple challenging years, Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) has started to mount a turnaround. The company has already returned to profitability. In no uncertain terms, the Versa is driving that progress, positioned as a mainstream smartwatch that can appeal to average consumers. Versa’s predecessor, the Iconic, in contrast, was a flop because it was priced too high and targeted a smaller niche of performance users.

Hot Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: AirMedia Group Inc(AMCN)

AirMedia Group Inc., incorporated on April 12, 2007, is an operator of out-of-home advertising platforms in China. The Company is engaged in selling advertising time slots on its network, primarily air travel advertising network, across the People’s Republic of China. The Company holds concession rights to install and operate wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) systems on trains administered by over eight regional railway administrative bureaus in China. It also holds concession rights to install and operate Wi-Fi systems on various long-haul buses in China. The Company operates approximately 71,900 digital television screens on airplanes operated by over five airlines, including Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and Xiamen Airlines. It also holds concession rights to operate the advertising media platforms at Sinopec gas stations across China. It provides in-flight advertising and non-advertising contents.

The Company combines advertising content with non-advertising content, such as weather, sports and comedy clips, in its digital television screen programs. It has contracts with various Chinese television stations, such as Dragon TV, the Travel Channel and CCTV-5, to show video clips of their programs in airports and on airplanes. It also obtains television programs, such as documentaries and hidden camera type reality shows from other third-party content providers.

The Company offers advertising services from the platforms, digital television screens on airplanes and gas station media displays. The programs are placed on digital television screens on planes operated by over five airlines in China. The displays on its network airplanes, which have been installed by aircraft manufacturers, are located at the top of passenger compartments and on the back of passenger seats. The digital television screens at the top of passenger compartments typically range from 9 to 15 inches in size, while the display screens on the back of passenger seats ! typically range from 7 to 9 inches in size. There are approximately 10 to 280 on an airplane. The television system installed on each plane differs from one another according to the requirements of each specific airline.

The Company’s airplane display programs are played once for approximately 45 minutes to an hour per flight. Approximately 4.5 to 15 minutes of each program consists of advertising content provided to the Company by its advertisers and the rest of the program consists of non-advertising content. The non-advertising content on these planes includes travel shows, documentaries, sports and other content similar to that shown on its airport programs. The Company also promotes brand names of its advertisers through its programs by naming its programs after their brand names or displaying their logos on the corner of the screens during the programs. The Gas Station Media Network consists of outdoor advertising platforms placed in Sinopec gas stations. These outdoor advertising platforms consist of light-emitting diode (LED) screens, as well as traditional advertising formats, such as light boxes and billboards, and display advertising content in week-long slots.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    AirMedia Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCN) posted a 52-week low of $1.04 after closing down 23% on Wednesday at $1.35. The 52-week high is $3.30. Volume was about 4 million, nearly 20 times the daily average of around 230,000 million shares. The Chinese outdoor advertising company said yesterday that it is terminating a potential go-private transaction.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now

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Shah’s unprecedented move has many wondering: How can an investor who spent 36 years making millions off stocks suddenly be through with them?

The truth is that Shah has a deceptively simple argument that reveals why the “Boycott Stocks” movement is here to stay.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Kirby Corporation(KEX)

Kirby Corporation operates domestic tank barges and transports bulk liquid products. The company’s Marine Transportation segment provides marine transportation services and towing vessels transporting bulk liquid products, as well as operates tank barges throughout the Mississippi River System, on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, coastwise along three United States coasts, and in Alaska and Hawaii. This segment transports petrochemicals, black oil, refined petroleum products, and agricultural chemicals by tank barges. This segment also operates offshore dry-bulk barge and tugboat units that are engaged in the offshore transportation of dry-bulk cargoes in the United States coastal trade. As of February 19, 2016, this segment owned or operated 898 inland tank barges with 17.9 million barrels of capacity, 243 inland towboats, 70 coastal tank barges with 6 million barrels of capacity, 73 coastal tugboats, 6 offshore dry-bulk cargo barges, 7 offshore tugboats, and 1 docking tugboat. Its Diesel Engine Services segment sells replacement parts; provides service mechanics to overhaul and repair medium-speed and high-speed diesel engines, transmissions, reduction gears, and pumps; and maintains facilities to rebuild component parts or entire medium-speed and high-speed diesel engines, transmissions and reduction gears, and manufactures and remanufactures oilfield service equipment, including pressure pumping units. This segment serves inland and offshore barge operators, oilfield service companies, oil and gas operators and producers, offshore fishing companies, and marine and on-highway transportation companies, as well as the United States Coast Guard; the United States Navy; and power generation, nuclear, and industrial companies. The company was formerly known as Kirby Exploration Company, Inc. and changed its name to Kirby Corporation in 1990. Kirby Corporation was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) Director Richard Ross Stewart sold 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $74.67, for a total transaction of $186,675.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 19,831 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,480,780.77. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Kirby (KEX)

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Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Heartland Financial USA, Inc.(HTLF)

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (Heartland), incorporated on June 18, 1993, is a multi-bank holding company. The Company’s segments include community and other banking, and retail mortgage banking. Its community and other banking segment is engaged in making loans to, and generating deposits from, individuals and businesses in the markets where Heartland has banks. Its retail mortgage banking segment is engaged in the origination of residential loans and subsequent sale of those loans to investors. The Company conducts its community banking business through independently chartered community banks (collectively, the Bank Subsidiaries) in the states of Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas, Texas and California.

The Company’s Bank subsidiaries include Dubuque Bank and Trust Company, Illinois Bank & Trust, Wisconsin Bank & Trust, New Mexico Bank & Trust, Rocky Mountain Bank, Arizona Bank & Trust, Centennial Bank and Trust, Minnesota Bank & Trust, Morrill & Janes Bank and Trust Company, and Premier Valley Bank. The Bank Subsidiaries provide a range of banking services, such as commercial banking, small business banking, agricultural loans, residential real estate mortgage lending, retail banking, consumer finance, and wealth management and retirement plan services to businesses, including public sector and non-profit entities, and individuals. Its activities include credit and deposit products along with treasury management, investment management, trust, retirement plan services, and brokerage and investment services. The Bank Subsidiaries operates a total of approximately 110 banking locations serving approximately 210,000 business and consumer households.

Lending Activities

The Company’s loans include commercial, commercial real estate, agricultural and agricultural real estate, residential mortgage and consumer loans. Its loans held for sale totals approximately $74.8 million.

Investment Activitie! s

The Company’s securities portfolio consists of United States Government corporations and agencies, mortgage-backed securities, obligation of states and political subdivisions, corporate debt securities, equity securities and other securities. The Company’s total securities is approximately $1,878.9 million.

Sources of Funds

The Company’s deposit products include checking and other demand deposit accounts, Negotiable Order of Withdrawal (NOW) accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, individual retirement accounts, health savings accounts and other time deposits. The deposit products are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The Company has total deposits of approximately $6,405.8 million.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF) – Stock analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies raised their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Heartland Financial USA in a research note issued on Tuesday, January 29th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst N. Race now expects that the bank will earn $1.03 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $1.02. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Heartland Financial USA’s Q3 2019 earnings at $1.14 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $1.15 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $4.42 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $4.77 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Heartland Financial USA (HTLF)

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Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd.(MTSL)

Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and supports a line of telecommunication expense management (TEM), and customer care and billing solutions for business organizations and other enterprises worldwide. Its TEM solutions assist enterprises and organizations in the allocation of costs, budget control, fraud detection, processing of payments, and spending forecasting. The company also offers converged billing solutions, including applications for charging and invoicing customers, interconnect billing, and partner revenue management through pre-pay and post-pay schemes for wireless providers, voice over Internet protocol, Internet protocol television, and content service providers. Its products provide telecommunication and information technology managers with tools to reduce communication costs, recover charges payable by third parties, and to detect and prevent abuse and misuse of telephone networks comprising fault telecommunication usage. The company markets its products through its direct sales force, distributors, and business telephone switching systems manufacturers and vendors. Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Raanana, Israel.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are the top performers from last week…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: STAF) $2.58 96.35%
    IZEA Inc. (Nasdaq: IZEA) $1.65 85.19%
    ShiftPixy Inc. (Nasdaq: PIXY) $3.35 78.38%
    MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (Nasdaq: MTSL) $3.31 41.07%
    IsoRay Inc. (NYSE: ISR) $0.60 38.64%
    TransGlobe Energy Corp. (Nasdaq: TGA) $3.74 37.76%
    Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCMKTS: ATNM) $0.27 26.31%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.56 24.58%
    Bridgeline Digital Inc. (Nasdaq: BLIN) $1.51 24.51%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $0.91 24.03%

    While these penny stocks generated strong returns last week, they’re unlikely to produce the same level of profit again anytime soon.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about MER Telemanagement Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSL) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MER Telemanagement Solutions earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the technology company an impact score of 45.5243579518781 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: RE/MAX Holdings, Inc.(RMAX)

RE/MAX Holdings, Inc., incorporated on June 25, 2013, is a franchisor of real estate brokerage services. Its business is to recruit and retain agents and sell franchises. The Company operates in two segments: Real Estate Franchise Services and Brokerages. The Real Estate Franchise Services segment comprises the operations of the Company’s owned and independent global franchising operations and corporate-wide professional services expenses. The Brokerages reportable segment contains the operations of its 21 owned brokerage offices in the United States (which represent less than 1% of RE/MAX brokerages in the United States), the results of operations of a mortgage brokerage company, in which it owns a non-controlling interest and reflects the elimination of intersegment revenue and other consolidation entities.

The Company operates in the real estate brokerage franchise industry in the United States, Canada and 95 other countries. The Company’s franchisees operate under the RE/MAX brand name. It functions under the franchise organizational model, with nearly all of the RE/MAX branded brokerage office locations being operated by franchisees: RE/MAX, which owns the right to the RE/MAX brand and sells franchises and franchising rights; Regional Franchise Owner, who owns rights to sell brokerage franchises in a specified region with a network of 162 regions across the globe; Franchisee (or Broker-Owner), which owns right to operate a RE/MAX-branded brokerage office, list properties and recruit agents, and Agent (or Sales Associate), which includes branded independent contractors who operate out of local franchise brokerage offices. In those regions that are owned by the Company in the United States and Canada, it enters into a five-year renewable franchise agreement with franchisees covering a standard set of terms and conditions. For those regions that are independently owned, it enters into a long-term agreement (between 15 and 20 years, with up to three renewal periods of equal length) with ! the Independent Region owner, pursuant to which the regional franchise owner is authorized to enter into franchise agreements with individual franchisees in that region.

The Company competes with Realogy Holdings Corp., Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Keller Williams Realty, Inc. and Royal LePage.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Re/Max (NYSE:RMAX) and MDJM (NASDAQ:MDJH) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Helen of Troy Limited(HELE)

Helen of Troy Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, import, marketing, and distribution of brand-name consumer products primarily in the United States and Canada, as well as in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. It operates in three segments: Personal Care, Housewares, and Healthcare/Home Environment. The Personal Care segment offers hair dryers, straighteners, curling irons, hair setters, shavers, mirrors, hot air brushes, home hair clippers and trimmers, paraffin baths, massage cushions, footbaths, body massagers, brushes, combs, hair accessories, liquid and aerosol hair styling products, men?s fragrances, men?s and women?s antiperspirants and deodorants, liquid and bar soaps, shampoos, conditioners, hair treatments, foot powder, body powder, and skin care products. The Housewares segment provides kitchen tools, cutlery, bar and wine accessories, household cleaning tools, food storage containers, tea kettles, trash cans, storage an d organization products, hand tools, gardening tools, kitchen mitts and trivets, barbeque tools, and rechargeable lighting products, as well as baby and toddler care products, including convertible high chair. The Healthcare/Home Environment segment offers humidifiers, de-humidifiers, vaporizers, thermometers, air purifiers, fans, portable heaters, heating pads, and electronic mosquito traps. The company sells its products primarily through mass merchandisers, drugstore chains, warehouse clubs, home improvement stores, catalogs, grocery stores, specialty stores, beauty supply retailers, e-commerce retailers, wholesalers, and various types of distributors, as well as directly online to end user consumers. Helen of Troy Limited was founded in 1968 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday.

    HELE has been the topic of several other research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Helen of Troy from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Monday, January 21st. Bank of America set a $151.00 target price on Helen of Troy and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Monday, November 19th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $141.67.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Raymond James & Associates lowered its stake in Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) by 2.0% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 37,874 shares of the company’s stock after selling 780 shares during the quarter. Raymond James & Associates’ holdings in Helen of Troy were worth $4,968,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Helen of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 8th. The company reported $2.40 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.16 by $0.24. The business had revenue of $431.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $425.76 million. Helen of Troy had a net margin of 12.19% and a return on equity of 18.45%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $2.52 EPS. As a group, equities research analysts forecast that Helen of Troy Limited will post 7.03 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Grifols, S.A.(GRFS)

Grifols SA is a Spain-based company engaged in the healthcare sector. The Company is involved in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of medical solutions for hospitals, which include plasma-derived therapies, as well as diagnosis and pharmaceutical products. Its activities are structured in five segments: Bioscience, which focuses on the research for obtaining new therapies and solutions aimed at patients who suffer from illnesses stemming from plasma deficits; Diagnostic, which comprises the research, development and marketing of diagnostic products for clinical laboratories, Hospital, which offers ready-to-use pharmaceutical preparations and products for clinical nutrition; Technology, which focuses on automation equipment for the hospital sector; and Raw Materials, which includes sales of biological products and services. The Company is a parent of Grupo Grifols. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Grifols (NASDAQ:GRFS) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Financial Gravity Companies Inc. raised its stake in shares of Grifols (NASDAQ:GRFS) by 264.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 13,862 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,054 shares during the quarter. Financial Gravity Companies Inc.’s holdings in Grifols were worth $282,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

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Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Fibrocell Science Inc(FCSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about Fibrocell Science (NASDAQ:FCSC) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Fibrocell Science earned a news impact score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 46.3740949623105 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    Shares of FCSC traded down $0.16 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $2.40. 283,121 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 206,910. The stock has a market capitalization of $14.57 million, a PE ratio of -0.29 and a beta of 0.45. Fibrocell has a fifty-two week low of $2.21 and a fifty-two week high of $23.20.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    We’re talking 471% potential gains…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Renren Inc. (NYSE: RENN) $2.50 158.64%
    Astrotech Corp. (Nasdaq: ASTC) $4.17 132.80%
    Xenetic Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: XBIO) $5.58 71.95%
    Nordic American Tanker Shipping Ltd. (NYSE: NAT) $2.73 38.43%
    United States Antimony Corp. (NYSE: UAMY) $0.49 36.47%
    Soeno Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: SLNO) $2.65 33.05%
    Fibrocell Science Inc. (Nasdaq: FCSC) $3.16 31.36%
    Teekay Tankers Ltd. (NYSE: TNK) $1.30 29.70%
    Neovasc Inc. (Nasdaq: NVCN) $0.04 27.30%
    Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCMKTS: ATNM) $0.24 25.98%

    While the gains of last week’s top penny stocks are exciting, investors who know where to look can unlock even bigger gains…

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Fibrocell Science, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSC) was down, falling around 13 percent to $2.51. Fibrocell reported a $6.0 million registered direct offering priced at-the-market

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: CarMax Inc(KMX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    CarMax (NYSE:KMX) stock is trading near its highs of the day, up 14.2% as of 2:45 p.m. EDT, after the used car specialist reported fiscal Q1 2018 earnings results this morning.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    CarMax Inc. (NYSE: KMX) is expected to post its most recent quarterly results on Wednesday. The consensus estimates are $1.21 in EPS and revenue of $4.64 billion. Shares of CarMax were trading at $78.75, with a consensus price target of $85.31 and a 52-week range of $57.05 to $81.67.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX) which traded up about 13% at $80.19. The stock’s 52-week range is $57.05 to $81.67. Volume was nearly 12 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.8 million.

  • [By Chris Hill, Ron Gross, David Kretzmann, and Jason Moser]

    Elsewhere on Wall Street, a raft of familiar names delivered their quarterly earnings reports, and the guys look under the hood to tell you what’s really going on with CarMax (NYSE:KMX), Winnebago (NYSE:WGO), Kroger (NYSE:KR), and Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI). Plus, they weigh in on the news that Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) is making a few moves in the direction of retrenching, with store closures, the scaling back of new openings, and a cut to its guidance. And of course, they’ll give you the stocks on their radar this week. 

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Millions of Americans buy cars each year, and many of them look for good used vehicles that are less expensive than new cars but can still offer reliable transportation for years. CarMax (NYSE:KMX) has sought to tap into that market with its national network of dealerships concentrating on used cars. That’s a massive undertaking that comes with a variety of logistical challenges, but CarMax has done a good job of producing long-term success even as it’s had to navigate occasional tough conditions along the way.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Nike (NYSE:NKE), McCormick (NYSE:MKC), and CarMax (NYSE:KMX) step into the spotlight with earnings reports set to publish over the next few days. Below, we’ll look at the trends that investors will be watching for in these upcoming earnings announcements. 

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd.(MTSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about MER Telemanagement Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSL) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MER Telemanagement Solutions earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the technology company an impact score of 45.5243579518781 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are the top performers from last week…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: STAF) $2.58 96.35%
    IZEA Inc. (Nasdaq: IZEA) $1.65 85.19%
    ShiftPixy Inc. (Nasdaq: PIXY) $3.35 78.38%
    MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (Nasdaq: MTSL) $3.31 41.07%
    IsoRay Inc. (NYSE: ISR) $0.60 38.64%
    TransGlobe Energy Corp. (Nasdaq: TGA) $3.74 37.76%
    Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCMKTS: ATNM) $0.27 26.31%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.56 24.58%
    Bridgeline Digital Inc. (Nasdaq: BLIN) $1.51 24.51%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $0.91 24.03%

    While these penny stocks generated strong returns last week, they’re unlikely to produce the same level of profit again anytime soon.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Ford (F) is one of the best examples of a pain trade. Light weight vehicle sales have been down for quite a while and the stock kept underperforming despite a major fundamentally backed stock market rally. However, the stock started rallying after truck sales accelerated and industry sentiment changed. In this article, I want to elaborate on this and explain why we are entering the next stage of this pain trade instead of what some might call a total annihilation of consumer stocks.

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The All Important C-Word

I’ve discussed it plenty of times: the importance of credit growth. Credit growth and consumer strength are the very core of the consumer business cycle. The very cycle that pushes Ford to new highs during bull markets and crushes it when things get ugly.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Wellesley Bancorp, Inc.(WEBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media stories about Wellesley Bancorp (NASDAQ:WEBK) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Wellesley Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.9511251966149 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about Wellesley Bancorp (NASDAQ:WEBK) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Wellesley Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.4011157327553 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cherokee Inc.(CHKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Headlines about Cherokee (NASDAQ:CHKE) have trended positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cherokee earned a media sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 44.2075854049616 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cherokee (NASDAQ:CHKE) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The company reported ($0.20) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.09) by ($0.11), RTT News reports. Cherokee had a negative return on equity of 13.63% and a negative net margin of 130.24%. During the same quarter last year, the business posted ($0.07) earnings per share.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cherokee Inc (NASDAQ:CHKE) Director Robert Longnecker acquired 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 2nd. The stock was bought at an average price of $0.76 per share, with a total value of $11,400.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 20,998 shares in the company, valued at approximately $15,958.48. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    The 90% gainer was Cherokee Inc. (NASDAQ: CHKE), whose skyrocketing price was the result of its securing a deal to refinance its corporate debt. The deal is a three-year agreement worth $40 million.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Last week’s top performing penny stock, Cherokee Inc. (Nasdaq: CHKE), jumped over 90% after the company secured a $40 million three-year financing agreement that will allow the company to refinance its debt.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cherokee (NASDAQ: CHKE) and J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd.(MTSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are the top performers from last week…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: STAF) $2.58 96.35%
    IZEA Inc. (Nasdaq: IZEA) $1.65 85.19%
    ShiftPixy Inc. (Nasdaq: PIXY) $3.35 78.38%
    MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (Nasdaq: MTSL) $3.31 41.07%
    IsoRay Inc. (NYSE: ISR) $0.60 38.64%
    TransGlobe Energy Corp. (Nasdaq: TGA) $3.74 37.76%
    Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCMKTS: ATNM) $0.27 26.31%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.56 24.58%
    Bridgeline Digital Inc. (Nasdaq: BLIN) $1.51 24.51%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $0.91 24.03%

    While these penny stocks generated strong returns last week, they’re unlikely to produce the same level of profit again anytime soon.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about MER Telemanagement Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSL) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MER Telemanagement Solutions earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the technology company an impact score of 45.5243579518781 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SodaStream International Ltd.(SODA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Sometimes it takes years for buyout chatter to finally materialize. PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP) is announcing that it will be acquiring SodaStream (NASDAQ:SODA) in an all-cash deal valued at $3.2 billion. Both boards have approved the transaction that will cash out SodaStream investors at $144 a share. The purchase is expected to close in January, as long as the majority of SodaStream shareholders vote in favor of the deal.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Investors bought shares of Sodastream International Ltd (NASDAQ:SODA) on weakness during trading on Wednesday. $31.62 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $5.98 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $25.64 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Sodastream International had the 25th highest net in-flow for the day. Sodastream International traded down ($0.10) for the day and closed at $142.80

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares of SodaStream International (NASDAQ:SODA) were bubbling higher today on news that the do-it-yourself soda specialist is being acquired by PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP) for $3.2 billion, or $144 a share. 

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sodastream International Ltd (NASDAQ:SODA) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the eight brokerages that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $99.20.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc.(HLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the nine analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $9.20.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the ten brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $9.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. cut its holdings in shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) by 98.0% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 67,777 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 3,395,000 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd.’s holdings in Helix Energy Solutions Group were worth $565,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) VP Alisa B. Johnson sold 15,244 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.85, for a total value of $150,153.40. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 285,480 shares in the company, valued at $2,811,978. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Impax Laboratories, Inc.(IPXL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News articles about Impax Laboratories (NASDAQ:IPXL) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Impax Laboratories earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the specialty pharmaceutical company an impact score of 43.4189030940397 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cambium Learning Group Inc.(ABCD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 78.82 percent to close at $7.26 on Monday.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares jumped 18 percent to close at $2.36.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) climbed 15.7 percent to close at $7.00 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) gained 17.21 percent to close at $3.61.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) rose 14.16 percent to close at $33.45. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
    China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: CIFS) shares jumped 12.79 percent to close at $25.58.
    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares gained 11.52 percent to close at $15.00. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) rose 10.94 percent to close at $22.91.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares rose 10.76 percent to close at $26.05. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares rose 10.02 percent to close at $6.48.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) shares gained 8.37 percent to close at $2.46 on Monday after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares gained 7.81 percent to close at $11.11.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 7.26 percent to close at $70.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 6.66 percent to close at $74.45 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
    Hanesbrands Inc.
  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) shares jumped 17 percent to $3.65.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares rose 13.5 percent to $11.70.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) gained 11.6 percent to $6.75 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares jumped 11.2 percent to $14.95. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares gained 11 percent to $2.2199.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) surged 10.8 percent to $4.50.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) rose 10.1 percent to $3.39.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) climbed 9.6 percent to $32.10. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares jumped 9.1 percent to $25.66. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 8.4 percent to $75.65 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
    Command Security Corporation (NYSE: MOC) shares gained 6.4 percent to $3.0960 after the company disclosed a $23 million five-year contract with LaGuardia Gateway Partners for LaGuardia Airport New Central Terminal Building.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) rose 6.2 percent to $2.41 after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 5.7 percent to $69.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI) gained 4.9 percent to $18.035. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Hanesbrands from Hold to Buy.
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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Energy XXI Ltd.(EXXI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market was mostly higher on Monday, with market participants celebrating favorable economic news on the consumer front and looking forward to another round of positive earnings reports when third-quarter earnings season starts early next month. Tax cuts have helped corporate earnings throughout 2018, and that’s generally helped to lift the overall market. Yet even with several major market benchmarks at or near record levels, some stocks weren’t able to participate in the gains today. Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF-B), Acorda Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ACOR), and Energy XXI Gulf Coast (NASDAQ:EXXI) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Owens Corning Inc(OC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    That doesn’t mean individual investors can’t find stocks on the cheap, however. Some stocks are being unfairly dragged down by industry-specific concerns, while others have been caught in the crossfire of rising global trade tensions despite being relatively insulated against downside. That appears to be the case with construction material specialist Owens Corning (NYSE:OC), lithium producer Albemarle (NYSE:ALB), and water products leader A.O. Smith (NYSE:AOS). Here are three stocks on sale that you can buy now.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) had also been up strong on Tuesday, but profit taking had its shares down 0.2% at $60.52 before the close. That is still a gain of 3.5% from last Friday’s close. BMC Stock Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BMCH) was up just 0.2% at $22.50 late on Tuesday after backing off of higher levels, but its shares have risen more than 2% since last Friday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    OceanChain (CURRENCY:OC) traded down 0.6% against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 17:00 PM Eastern on September 26th. During the last week, OceanChain has traded 1.7% higher against the U.S. dollar. One OceanChain coin can currently be bought for $0.0009 or 0.00000013 BTC on popular exchanges including Coinnest, Bit-Z, Allcoin and CoinEgg. OceanChain has a total market cap of $0.00 and approximately $147,901.00 worth of OceanChain was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Amedisys Inc(AMED)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Amedisys Home Health and Hospice Care (NASDAQ:AMED) had its target price lifted by Robert W. Baird to $66.00 in a report issued on Tuesday. They currently have a neutral rating on the health services provider’s stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Research analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald started coverage on shares of Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED) in a report released on Thursday. The brokerage set a “neutral” rating and a $117.00 price target on the health services provider’s stock. Cantor Fitzgerald’s price objective would indicate a potential downside of 2.50% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) is projected to post quarterly loss at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.97 billion.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.59 per share on revenue of $909.36 million.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $294.79 million.
    General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $980.61 million.
    Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $598.45 million.
    Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1 per share on revenue of $746.42 million.
    Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $319.71 million.
    National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NGHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $1.08 billion.
    The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVG) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.75 per share on revenue of $320.92 million.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $172.22 million.
    AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.
    Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $2.02 billion.
    Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $869.64 million.
    Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $39

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Amedisys Home Health and Hospice Care (AMED)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BioScrip (NASDAQ: BIOS) and Amedisys Home Health and Hospice Care (NASDAQ:AMED) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now

One of the best pieces of investing wisdom anyone ever offered was Warren Buffett, when he said: “It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.” Even better than that, though, is finding that wonderful company … at a wonderful price!

Of course, as it’s been a full nine years since the stock market took off on this amazing bull run, stocks that fit that description have become harder  to find — but not impossible. Here are two tech stocks that are not only wonderful companies, but trade at darn near wonderful prices too. Let’s take a closer look at HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ) and Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) to see why they would make wonderful additions to any portfolio.

HP has found a way to grow its top and bottom lines by double digits in the tough PC and printer markets. Image source: Getty Images.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Myers Industries, Inc.(MYE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Myers Industries (MYE)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) and Myers Industries (NYSE:MYE) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Myers Industries, Inc. (NYSE:MYE) Director Frederic Jack Liebau, Jr. bought 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 30th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $19.28 per share, for a total transaction of $19,280.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 28,957 shares in the company, valued at approximately $558,290.96. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: First Capital Bancorp Inc.(VA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about Virgin America (NASDAQ:VA) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Virgin America earned a news impact score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 45.3779505917989 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd.(MTSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are the top performers from last week…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: STAF) $2.58 96.35%
    IZEA Inc. (Nasdaq: IZEA) $1.65 85.19%
    ShiftPixy Inc. (Nasdaq: PIXY) $3.35 78.38%
    MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (Nasdaq: MTSL) $3.31 41.07%
    IsoRay Inc. (NYSE: ISR) $0.60 38.64%
    TransGlobe Energy Corp. (Nasdaq: TGA) $3.74 37.76%
    Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCMKTS: ATNM) $0.27 26.31%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.56 24.58%
    Bridgeline Digital Inc. (Nasdaq: BLIN) $1.51 24.51%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $0.91 24.03%

    While these penny stocks generated strong returns last week, they’re unlikely to produce the same level of profit again anytime soon.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about MER Telemanagement Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSL) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MER Telemanagement Solutions earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the technology company an impact score of 45.5243579518781 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ClearBridge Energy MLP Fund Inc.(CEM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Royal Bank of Canada grew its position in ClearBridge Energy MLP Fund Inc (NYSE:CEM) by 1.8% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 627,319 shares of the investment management company’s stock after acquiring an additional 10,949 shares during the quarter. Royal Bank of Canada’s holdings in ClearBridge Energy MLP Fund were worth $7,898,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.