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Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019

Perhaps it is because trading stocks can often mirror the thrill of winning big at the blackjack tables, or maybe it is because Las Vegas conjures images of the world’s most flashy brands and businessmen. Regardless of the reason, it is clear that gambling stocks are always among the most popular on Wall Street.

Luckily for investors, now is also an interesting time to be buying gambling stocks, as continued Vegas strength, legalized sports gambling coming to the U.S., and an overall international interest in gaming has created some interesting buying opportunity.

Of course, no industries are without risk, and recently, some casino giants have been selling off as gambling data has hinted at a potential slowdown in Macau after an extended recovery in the world’s top gaming hotspot.

Still, we can use Zacks’ proven stock-picking methods to find solid stocks in any industry. Check out these casino stocks today:

1. Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN )

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc.(NGVC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    But over the past five years, the industry has been turned upside down by changes in business models, a focus on delivery, and mass consolidation. While the dust is far from settled, here are 10 of the largest publicly traded grocers you can buy stock in.

    Company Market Cap Stores Regions Chains
    Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) $780 billion 500 USA Whole Foods
    Walmart (NYSE:WMT) $250 billion 11,700 Worldwide Walmart
    Costco (NASDAQ:COST) $86 billion 750 USA Costco
    Kroger (NYSE:KR) $21 billion 2,800 USA Kroger, Roundy’s, Ralph’s, Food 4 Less
    Sprouts (NASDAQ: SFM) $3 billion 300 Western and Southern U.S. Sprouts Farmer’s Market
    Weis Market (NYSE: WMK) $1.3 billion 200 Mid-Atlantic U.S. Weis Market
    SUPERVALU (NYSE: SVU) $630 million 100 Midwestern U.S. Cub Foods, Shopper’s Food, Hornbacher
    Ingles Market (NASDAQ: IMKTA) $580 million 200 Southeastern U.S. Ingles Market, Sav-Mor
    Smart & Final (NYSE: SFS) $360 million 350 Western U.S. Smart & Final, Cash & Carry
    Natural Grocers (NYSE: NGVC) $230 million 150 Western U.S. Natural Grocers

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance, company websites.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (NGVC)” was first reported by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this story on another site, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of United States & international copyright laws. The legal version of this story can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4145368/natural-grocers-by-vitamin-cottage-sees-unusually-large-options-volume-ngvc.html.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ahold Delhaize (OTCMKTS: ADRNY) and Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers (NYSE:NGVC) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note released on Tuesday.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares rose 35.8 percent to $3.00.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares surged 32 percent to $8.94 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) gained 29.6 percent to $24.62. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares rose 26.8 percent to $32.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) gained 25 percent to $7.185 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares climbed 23.7 percent to $122.87 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.2 percent to $8.4999 after reporting Q2 results.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) gained 22.2 percent to $41.27 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 22.2 percent to $57.955 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) jumped 19.7 percent to $6.12 after reporting Q1 results.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 16.4 percent to $21.00 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares rose 16.4 percent to $12.21 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares gained 14.9 percent to $63.75 following Q1 results.
    Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL) shares climbed 14.5 percent to $23.98 folloiwng strong Q1 results.
    B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) climbed 12.6 percent to $25.40 after reporting Q1 earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: HMSY) shares gained 10 percent to $19.59 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7 percent to $10.09 following Q3 r
  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc  (NYSE:NGVC)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: National Commerce Corporation(NCOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Citigroup Inc. trimmed its holdings in shares of National Commerce Corp (NASDAQ:NCOM) by 44.5% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 2,703 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 2,171 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc.’s holdings in National Commerce were worth $118,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its holdings in shares of National Commerce Corp (NASDAQ:NCOM) by 0.8% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 223,067 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,798 shares during the quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company owned 1.29% of National Commerce worth $9,714,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    National Commerce (NASDAQ:NCOM) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Saturday.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Tesla Motors, Inc.(TSLA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    In November 2017, Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk unveiled the Tesla Semi to much fanfare. It sparked a discussion about the transformative potential to electrify long-haul trucking. Transportation is responsible for 27% of America’s total carbon emissions, and medium- and heavy-duty trucks account for 23% of transportation’s total carbon output. Replace diesels with zero-emission engines, and you’d drop U.S. carbon emissions over 6%. 

  • [By ]

    Come on, for real? Standard & Poor’s has raised its corporate credit rating on dying Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD) to CCC- from SD. S&P gave Sears a shout-out for its “demonstrated progress” on cost reductions and access to new liquidity (thank you majority shareholder, Eddie Lampert). The ratings agency did leave its outlook negative. The only thing that should be raised at Sears are the cranes to knock down all the properties that were once thriving stores. Those cranes could then help turn the properties into high-return assets, say Tesla (TSLA) semi truck dealerships or Amazon Echo stores. Sears has not earned any form of upgrade, on anything, and it’s financial position remains very precarious. The company’s day of reckoning is fast-approaching and if you thought the Toys ‘R’ Us bankruptcy was big news, wait until you see the reports about Sears’ final days. 

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Again, this seems an ambitious schedule for a major urban public transportation project. Still, if Musk can pull it off, the Chicago Loop project could provide a financial boost to Musk’s most famous company, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA). TBC has confirmed that it will be buying the pods that will run passengers through Loop’s tunnels from Tesla. Depending on how many pods we’re talking about (and it could be a lot, to accommodate those 80 million O’Hare passengers), that could mean a sizable revenue boost for Tesla, albeit along with attendant capital investment costs to build the new type of vehicle.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Brunswick Corporation(BC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Brunswick (BC)

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  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Pontoon boats are a versatile vessel as they can be used for fishing, sports, cruising, and day trips. That latter part is key because rival boatmaker Brunswick (NYSE:BC) — which Polaris used to have a business relationship with when it was in the marine market — says that overnight trips with boats are fading. Industry site Boat Industry quotes Brunswick’s freshwater boat group President Jeff Kinsey as saying, “There’s been a clear shift toward day boating, and that speaks directly to the pontoon with its seating capacity, its open space, its amenities and its comfort.”

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Brunswick (NYSE:BC) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJan. 31, 2019 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “$1.15 Billion in Sales Expected for Brunswick Co. (BC) This Quarter” was first reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this story on another publication, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of U.S. and international trademark & copyright law. The correct version of this story can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3380347/1-15-billion-in-sales-expected-for-brunswick-co-bc-this-quarter.html.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Brunswick Co. (NYSE:BC) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the eighteen brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and fourteen have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $71.33.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Brunswick (BC)

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Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: SmartFinancial, Inc.(SMBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of SmartFinancial (NASDAQ:SMBK) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Thursday morning.

    A number of other analysts have also weighed in on SMBK. Zacks Investment Research upgraded SmartFinancial from a sell rating to a buy rating and set a $21.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 16th. FIG Partners began coverage on SmartFinancial in a report on Friday, February 22nd. They issued an outperform rating for the company. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $24.60.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on SmartFinancial (SMBK)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about SmartFinancial (NASDAQ:SMBK) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing 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. SmartFinancial earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.2295427650778 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about SmartFinancial (NASDAQ:SMBK) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SmartFinancial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 45.289677526379 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SmartFinancial (NASDAQ:SMBK) was downgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Friday.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019

Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. reduced its position in shares of Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) by 17.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 44,145 shares of the company’s stock after selling 9,300 shares during the period. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. owned 0.06% of Aaron’s worth $1,918,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Amalgamated Bank lifted its position in shares of Aaron’s by 13.5% during the second quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 10,222 shares of the company’s stock valued at $444,000 after purchasing an additional 1,218 shares in the last quarter. LPL Financial LLC lifted its position in shares of Aaron’s by 8.1% during the first quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 16,479 shares of the company’s stock valued at $768,000 after purchasing an additional 1,238 shares in the last quarter. Affinity Investment Advisors LLC lifted its position in shares of Aaron’s by 21.3% during the first quarter. Affinity Investment Advisors LLC now owns 8,318 shares of the company’s stock valued at $388,000 after purchasing an additional 1,459 shares in the last quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can lifted its position in shares of Aaron’s by 5.1% during the first quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 37,559 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,751,000 after purchasing an additional 1,814 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Signaturefd LLC bought a new position in shares of Aaron’s during the first quarter valued at about $103,000.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: National Commerce Corporation(NCOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on National Commerce (NCOM)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    National Commerce (NASDAQ:NCOM) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Saturday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    National Commerce (NASDAQ:NCOM) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of National Commerce (NASDAQ:NCOM) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report released on Thursday.

    NCOM has been the subject of several other reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of National Commerce from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report on Thursday, May 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of National Commerce from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $53.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, June 27th. Finally, Stephens reiterated a hold rating and set a $48.00 target price on shares of National Commerce in a research report on Thursday, July 26th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a hold rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $48.67.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Stewart Information Services Corporation(STC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    StarChain (CURRENCY:STC) traded 8.7% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on May 14th. StarChain has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $5.27 million worth of StarChain was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One StarChain token can now be purchased for about $0.0925 or 0.00001062 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. During the last seven days, StarChain has traded down 16.3% against the US dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    StarChain (CURRENCY:STC) traded down 2.8% against the dollar during the one day period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on May 31st. One StarChain token can now be bought for about $0.0729 or 0.00000971 BTC on exchanges. StarChain has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $2.12 million worth of StarChain was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, StarChain has traded down 18.5% against the dollar.

  • [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 Joseph Griffin]

    Bailard Inc. reduced its stake in shares of Stewart Information Services Corp (NYSE:STC) by 14.7% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 8,100 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 1,400 shares during the period. Bailard Inc.’s holdings in Stewart Information Services were worth $335,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [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.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Buckle, Inc. (BKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Buckle (NYSE:BKE) was downgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Tuesday.

  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Notable Earnings

    Foot Locker, Inc (NYSE: FL) Q1 premarket
    The Buckle, Inc (NYSE: BKE) Q1 premarket

    FDA/Biotech

    BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc (NASDAQ: BMRN) PDUFA date for Pegvaliase

    IPOs

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE: ZOES) fell 27.8 percent to $10.45 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. The company also lowered its FY18 sales outlook from $358million-$368 million to $345 million-$352 million.
    Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB) shares fell 15.6 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Rockwell Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: RMTI) fell 15.5 percent to $5.02 in the pre-market trading session after the company disclosed that its President and CEO Robert Chioini was terminated.
    BG Staffing Inc (NYSE: BGSF) shares fell 12.7 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading after reporting a common stock offering.
    8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) fell 9.3 percent to $20.00 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited (NASDAQ: APWC) fell 7.7 percent to $2.35 in pre-market trading after rising 3.88 percent on Thursday.
    Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS) shares fell 7.5 percent to $30.49 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat earnings for its first quarter on Thursday. Comps were up 1 percent in the quarter.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) fell 6.4 percent to $33.91 in pre-market trading.
    Buckle Inc (NYSE: BKE) fell 4.9 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading following weak quarterly sales.
    China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF) shares fell 4.9 percent to $3.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 11.53 percent on Thursday.
    Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) fell 4.8 percent to $78.98 in pre-market trading. Ross Stores reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak forecast for the current quarter.
    Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE: CPE) shares fell 4.7 percent to $11.90 in pre-market trading after the company reported pricing of common

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    6 Meridian bought a new stake in shares of Buckle Inc (NYSE:BKE) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 8,243 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $222,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Buckle (NYSE:BKE) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Diebold, Incorporated(DBD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Diebold Nixdorf Inc. (NYSE: DBD) dropped about 25% Friday to set a new 52-week low of $3.55. Shares closed at $4.75 on Thursday, and the stock’s 52-week high is $23.50. Volume totaled around 13 million, about six times the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Diebold Nixdorf Inc. (NYSE: DBD) fell by about 5.1% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $11.43 after closing at $12.05 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $28.80. Volume of about 4.4 million was about three times the daily average of about 1.4 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP®]

    It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE:DBD) shareholders. After a disappointing earnings report that included the company saying it may have trouble with its debt load, and a subsequent wave of short-selling, Diebold plunged by a staggering 65% during the first nine days of August.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE:DBD) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report released on Tuesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: “Diebold Nixdorf (DBD) Bonds Rise 1.3% During Trading” was first posted by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are reading this piece of content on another publication, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of US and international copyright and trademark legislation. The original version of this piece of content can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4155454/diebold-nixdorf-dbd-bonds-rise-1-3-during-trading.html.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: NEW GOLD INC.(NGD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    New Gold (NYSEAMERICAN:NGD) had its price objective lowered by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from $1.25 to $1.00 in a research report issued on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has an “underperform” rating on the basic materials company’s stock. Royal Bank of Canada’s target price indicates a potential upside of 14.50% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of New Gold (NYSEMKT:NGD) fell by over 14% today after the company announced the surprise sale of its Mesquite gold mine. The business will receive $158 million in cash for the productive asset, which management says will “immediately crystallize several years’ worth of future free cash flow as part of our strategy to prudently manage our balance sheet, providing the company with the financial flexibility to focus on our core assets”.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    New Gold Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: NGD) dropped about 2.9% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $2.35. Shares closed at $2.42 on Friday and the stock’s 52-week high is $4.25. Volume was about 10% below the daily average of around 5.8 million shares. The gold mining company had no news.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (TUSK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Axovant Sciences Ltd. (NASDAQ: AXON) shares rose 23.7 percent to $1.49. Axovant announced strengthening of management team and completion of organization restructuring which "enhanced capabilities in research and business development" and reduced internal headcount by 43 percent.
    Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: TUSK) shares jumped 19.8 percent to $37.3148. Mammoth Energy’s subsidiary Cobra signed a new $900 million contract to finish the restoration of critical electrical services and support the initial phase of reconstruction of the electrical utility system in Puerto Rico.
    Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) shares gained 19 percent to $34.0201. Acorn shares rose Friday after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.
    DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) shares surged 19 percent to $2.20.
    My Size, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYSZ) climbed 16.8 percent to $1.18 after the company received a Notice of Allowance from the USPTO for measurement technology patent.
    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) gained 16.6 percent to $2.32.
    Leju Holdings Limited (NYSE: LEJU) gained 16.5 percent to $1.34 following Q1 beat.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16.5 percent to $26.1499. Evolus named Lauren Silvernail as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development.
    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares gained 15 percent to $26.29 after reporting Q1 results.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) shares gained 15 percent to $44.7702 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN) rose 15 percent to $7.075.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) gained 14.4 percent to $2.746.
    American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) climbed 14.2 percent to $101.10 after the company reported upbeat Q4 results.
    Savara Inc. (NAS
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mammoth Energy Services Inc (NASDAQ:TUSK) – Analysts at Jefferies Financial Group upped their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Mammoth Energy Services in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, July 10th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst E. Royes now expects that the energy company will post earnings per share of $1.62 for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $1.40. Jefferies Financial Group currently has a “Hold” rating and a $30.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Mammoth Energy Services’ Q4 2018 earnings at $1.58 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $6.15 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $4.85 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $4.60 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mammoth Energy Services (NASDAQ:TUSK) and National Energy Services (NASDAQ:NESR) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Mammoth Energy Services (NASDAQ:TUSK) hit a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $35.94 and last traded at $34.62, with a volume of 20978 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $34.58.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mammoth Energy Services (NASDAQ: TUSK) and North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: German American Bancorp, Inc.(GABC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    German American Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GABC) – Research analysts at FIG Partners increased their FY2018 earnings estimates for German American Bancorp in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, May 2nd. FIG Partners analyst B. Martin now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $2.02 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $2.00.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: TC PipeLines, LP(TCP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on TC Pipelines (TCP)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on shares of TC Pipelines (NYSE:TCP) in a research note issued to investors on Monday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The firm issued a sell rating and a $23.00 price target on the pipeline company’s stock.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    TC Pipelines, LP (NYSE:TCP) did something that no limited partnership wants to do in May of this year: It reduced its distribution. The 35% distribution cut was clearly material for unitholders, and was compounded by a nearly 30% drop in TC Pipeline’s unit price. Although the units have gained some ground back, they remain off roughly 40% for the year. Value-conscious investors might wonder, however, if TC Pipelines, with its still generous 7.9% yield, is a buy at this point?

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    TC Pipelines LP (NYSE: TCP) is a master limited partnership (MLP) partly owned by TransCanada Corp. (NYSE: TRP), best known as the designer of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The partnership manages and owns natural gas pipelines across the Midwest and Northwestern part of the United States. The firm transports roughly 9.4 billion cubic feet of natural gas every single day.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(ALXN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    When Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) released its first-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Thursday, it said that it had $1.68 in earnings per share (EPS) on $930.9 million in revenue. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters had called for $1.50 in EPS on revenue of $922.99 million. In the same period of last year, the pharmaceutical giant posted EPS of $1.38 and $870 million in revenue.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s (NASDAQ: ALXN) short interest rose to 3.92 million shares from the previous 3.60 million. Shares were trading at $118.21, in a 52-week range of $102.10 to $147.29.

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    Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ALXN) is a U.S. pharma stock best known for its development of rare blood disorder drug Soliris. So far this drug has proved extremely successful. And now, the company is looking to expand into further treatment opportunities. The company is on the verge of snapping up Sweden’s Wilson Therapeutics for $855 million, further boosting (and diversifying) its rare disease lineup.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: VRTX) is breaking out from a bullish continuation pattern after completing a 2-year+ consolidation bottom. Upside is seen to the $200 area. Celgene Corp. (NASDAQ: CELG), Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN), and Incyte Corp. (NASDAQ: INCY) have weaker technical patterns and may have further downside risks. BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRN) is forming a potential bearish top – a move below $77.98 would open $71 to the $60 area.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s (NASDAQ: ALXN) short interest rose to 4.46 million shares from the previous 3.93 million. Shares were trading at $120.14, in a 52-week range of $102.10 to $149.34.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) gapped up before the market opened on Tuesday after Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target on the stock from $130.00 to $136.00. The stock had previously closed at $127.35, but opened at $128.69. Stifel Nicolaus currently has a hold rating on the stock. Alexion Pharmaceuticals shares last traded at $128.94, with a volume of 50491 shares.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: AZZ Inc.(AZZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in AZZ Inc (NYSE:AZZ) by 7.4% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 3,534,695 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 242,714 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned 13.58% of AZZ worth $153,583,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    AZZ (NYSE:AZZ) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The industrial products company reported $0.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.13, MarketWatch Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $262.24 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $228.87 million. AZZ had a net margin of 5.50% and a return on equity of 4.99%. The business’s revenue was up 27.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.46 EPS. AZZ updated its FY19 guidance to $1.75-2.25 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    AZZ Inc (NYSE:AZZ) shot up 11.2% during trading on Tuesday after the company announced better than expected quarterly earnings. The stock traded as high as $51.50 and last traded at $48.50. 918,200 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 455% from the average session volume of 165,531 shares. The stock had previously closed at $43.60.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of AZZ Inc (NYSE:AZZ) by 0.2% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 729,371 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 1,584 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in AZZ were worth $31,691,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AZZ Inc (NYSE:AZZ) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, October 5th, Zacks reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 16th will be paid a dividend of 0.17 per share by the industrial products company on Tuesday, October 30th. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.49%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, October 15th.

Top 5 Casino Stocks For 2019

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Luckily for investors, now is also an interesting time to be buying gambling stocks, as continued Vegas strength, legalized sports gambling coming to the U.S., and an overall international interest in gaming has created some interesting buying opportunity.

Of course, no industries are without risk, and recently, some casino giants have been selling off as gambling data has hinted at a potential slowdown in Macau after an extended recovery in the world’s top gaming hotspot.

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Top 5 Casino Stocks For 2019: Helen of Troy Limited(HELE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE)Q2 2019 Earnings Conference CallOct. 9, 2018, 9:00 a.m. ET

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    In addition to slashing its global growth forecast, the IMF also cut expectations for the economies of Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Iran, and Turkey. Emerging economies are facing higher capital outflows, rising interest rates, and increased debt pressures. The ongoing rise of the U.S. dollar has raised the borrowing costs of emerging markets as their currencies depreciated against the greenback. The IMF also had said America’s international trade policies could slow global growth by an additional 0.8% in 2020. Italian populists are raising red flags over the new coalition government’s 2019 budget and expected deficit targets. The government has said that it will target a 2.4% GDP deficit next year, followed by declines to 2.1% and 1.8% in 2020 and 2021, respectively. Italian bonds surged to their highest levels since 2014. U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to fulfill a campaign promise to eliminate a ban on ethanol blending during summer driving season. The policy is aimed at providing a boost to Corn Belt Republicans, who are facing tight Congressional races. Trump’s ongoing trade battle with China and Europe has suppressed corn and soybean prices due to China’s retaliatory tariffs on U.S. agricultural commodities.
    Stocks to Watch Today: PZZA, FB, GOOGL
    This morning, shares of Papa John’s International Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) jumped 12% on speculation that a major hedge fund could buy more than just a slice of the company. Multiple reports indicate that Trian Fund Management is considering a bid to purchase the company. The company remains in a massive spat after booting its founder and former CEO John Schnatter, who was ousted earlier this year after making controversial statements during a conference call. Schnatter

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) climbed 12.7% on Monday after the consumer brand housewares, health, home, and beauty products company announced strong fiscal first-quarter 2019 results.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eight ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $115.75.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Helen of Troy Limited (NYSE: HELE)Q1 2019 Helen Of Troy Limited Earnings Conference callJul. 09, 2018, 1:00 pm ET

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Top 5 Casino Stocks For 2019: Bank Of Montreal(BMO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Gulf International Bank UK Ltd lessened its holdings in shares of Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) (TSE:BMO) by 1.1% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 203,765 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 2,350 shares during the quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd’s holdings in Bank of Montreal were worth $15,372,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO)Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay 30, 2018, 2:00 p.m. ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 5 Casino Stocks For 2019: National Commerce Corporation(NCOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its holdings in shares of National Commerce Corp (NASDAQ:NCOM) by 0.8% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 223,067 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,798 shares during the quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company owned 1.29% of National Commerce worth $9,714,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    National Commerce (NASDAQ:NCOM) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Citigroup Inc. trimmed its holdings in shares of National Commerce Corp (NASDAQ:NCOM) by 44.5% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 2,703 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 2,171 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc.’s holdings in National Commerce were worth $118,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on National Commerce (NCOM)

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Top 5 Casino Stocks For 2019: AquaVenture Holdings Limited (WAAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on AquaVenture (WAAS)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 5 Casino Stocks For 2019: PNM Resources, Inc. (Holding Co.)(PNM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    PNM Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the energy and energy-related businesses in the United States. It operates through Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) and Texas-New Mexico Power Company (TNMP) segments. The PNM segment is primarily involved in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. It generates electricity using coal, natural gas and oil, nuclear fuel, solar, wind, and geothermal energy sources. As of December 31, 2017, this segment had owned or leased facilities with a total net generation capacity of 2,102 megawatts; and owned 3,200 miles of electric transmission lines, 6,063 miles of distribution overhead lines, 5,828 miles of underground distribution lines, and 254 substations. It also owns and leases office and other equipment, office space, vehicles, and real estate. The TNMP segment provides regulated transmission and distribution services. As of December 31, 2017, this segment owned 978 miles of overhead electric transmission lines, 7,111 miles of overhead distribution lines, 1,241 miles of underground distribution lines, and 116 substations. It also owns and leases vehicles, service facilities, and office locations throughout its service territory. The company serves approximately 773,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers, as well as end-users of electricity in New Mexico and Texas. PNM Resources, Inc. was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    PNM Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the energy and energy-related businesses in the United States. It operates through Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) and Texas-New Mexico Power Company (TNMP) segments. The PNM segment is primarily involved in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. It generates electricity using coal, natural gas and oil, nuclear fuel, solar, wind, and geothermal energy sources. As of December 31, 2017, this segment had owned or leased facilities with a total net generation capacity of 2,102 megawatts; and owned 3,200 miles of electric transmission lines, 6,063 miles of distribution overhead lines, 5,828 miles of underground distribution lines, and 254 substations. It also owns and leases office and other equipment, office space, vehicles, and real estate. The TNMP segment provides regulated transmission and distribution services. As of December 31, 2017, this segment owned 978 miles of overhead electric transmission lines, 7,111 miles of overhead distribution lines, 1,241 miles of underground distribution lines, and 116 substations. It also owns and leases vehicles, service facilities, and office locations throughout its service territory. The company serves approximately 773,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers, as well as end-users of electricity in New Mexico and Texas. PNM Resources, Inc. was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    PNM Resources, Inc, through its subsidiaries, engages in the energy and energy-related businesses in the United States. It operates through Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) and Texas-New Mexico Power Company (TNMP) segments. The PNM segment is primarily involved in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019

Clearside Biomedical Inc. (NASDAQ: CLSD) shares dropped early on Thursday after the company released data from its midstage clinical trial for diabetic macular edema (DME). Specifically, this data came from the Phase 2 clinical trial (TYBEE) evaluating suprachoroidal CLS-TA used with intravitreally administered Eylea (aflibercept).

Although the trial met its primary endpoint and even its secondary endpoint, Clearside’s treatment showed inferiority to the treatment it was being combined with. This ultimately was the catalyst for investors sending the shares lower.

The trial met its primary endpoint of mean improvement in best corrected visual acuity from baseline over six months as measured using the Early Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy Trial (ETDRS) scale. Patients in the combination arm gained an average of 12.3 ETDRS letters, compared to 13.5 ETDRS letters in the Elyea alone control arm.

Additionally, the study met a key secondary endpoint, with a mean reduction from baseline of 208 microns in central subfield thickness (CST) of the retina at six months, compared to a 177 micron mean reduction in the control arm. Also, 93% of patients in the combination arm had a greater than 50% reduction in excess CST at six months, compared to 73% in the control.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Collectors Universe, Inc.(CLCT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about Collectors Universe (NASDAQ:CLCT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Collectors Universe earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.6176420788428 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Collectors Universe (NASDAQ:CLCT) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Collectors Universe earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.3889072712147 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.(ESIO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Electro Scientific Industries (NASDAQ:ESIO) soared on Thursday after the provider of laser-based manufacturing solutions reported solid first-quarter results. ESI beat analyst estimates for both revenue and earnings, and it provided guidance that was ahead of analyst expectations. As of 12:10 p.m. EDT, the stock was up about 20.8%.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Divisar Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) by 13.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 780,167 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 95,000 shares during the quarter. Electro Scientific Industries makes up about 4.0% of Divisar Capital Management LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 11th biggest position. Divisar Capital Management LLC owned 2.29% of Electro Scientific Industries worth $12,303,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Electro Scientific Industries (NASDAQ: ESIO) and FuelCell Energy (NASDAQ:FCEL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: National Commerce Corporation(NCOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of National Commerce (NASDAQ:NCOM) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report released on Thursday.

    NCOM has been the subject of several other reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of National Commerce from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report on Thursday, May 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of National Commerce from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $53.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, June 27th. Finally, Stephens reiterated a hold rating and set a $48.00 target price on shares of National Commerce in a research report on Thursday, July 26th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a hold rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $48.67.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Citigroup Inc. trimmed its holdings in shares of National Commerce Corp (NASDAQ:NCOM) by 44.5% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 2,703 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 2,171 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc.’s holdings in National Commerce were worth $118,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on National Commerce (NCOM)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    National Commerce (NASDAQ:NCOM) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Saturday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its holdings in shares of National Commerce Corp (NASDAQ:NCOM) by 0.8% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 223,067 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,798 shares during the quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company owned 1.29% of National Commerce worth $9,714,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Magellan Midstream Partners L.P.(MMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Let’s start with Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP), ticker MMP. First thing to note here, distributable cash flow up 7% year over year. You notice I’m talking about cash flow. I’m not talking about earnings, I’m not talking about revenue. That’s because cash is king in this particular segment of the industry.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Meanwhile, the return multiples for many of the projects under development by Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP) are in the six- to eight-times EBITDA range. Because of that, the $1.7 billion of expansion projects Magellan currently has underway only will generate about $250 million in incidental EBITDA. That’s partially why Magellan Midstream expects to grow its payout at a slower pace of 8% this year and a 5% to 8% annual rate in 2019 and 2020, even though it plans on paying out the same percentage of its cash flow as ONEOK.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 3, 2018 1:30 p.m. ET

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Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: CIENA Corporation(CIEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    For a great example, look no further than the recent note from MKM analyst Michael Genovese. Genovese anticipates large systems vendor Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) may end up stealing away large customer CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) from smaller competitor Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN). That could be a huge win for Ciena and a huge blow to Infinera, and the episode is emblematic of this period in the industry.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its position in Ciena by 169.5% during the third quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 4,217,455 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $92,657,000 after buying an additional 2,652,791 shares in the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC increased its position in Ciena by 431.6% during the fourth quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 2,477,957 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $51,864,000 after buying an additional 2,011,805 shares in the last quarter. Maverick Capital Ltd. purchased a new position in Ciena during the fourth quarter worth $50,962,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new position in Ciena during the fourth quarter worth $40,110,000. Finally, Rubric Capital Management LP purchased a new position in Ciena during the third quarter worth $33,373,000.

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market took a breather on Thursday, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 both gave up about half a percent. Investors seemed content to accept a pause in the late-summer rally, and some pointed to ongoing fears about still-unresolved trade disputes and other global macroeconomic stresses that could become more problematic in the future. Yet even with the overall market taking a break, some stocks pushed sharply higher. Insys Therapeutics (NASDAQ:INSY), Signet Jewelers (NYSE:SIG), and Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Akoustis Technologies (NYSE: CIEN) and Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Several other optics stocks stand to gain. In a Monday note, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Vivek Arya also highlighlited the semiconductor space as one that could benefit from the news. Other stocks to watch include:

    Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LITE)
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN)
    Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR)
    II-VI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IIVI)
    Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI)
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS)
    Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ: IDTI)
    Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ: QRVO)
    Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX)
    Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ: AVGO)

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Top Low Price Stocks For 2019

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The penny-stock pump and dump

Penny stocks ensnare many investors — especially newer and less sophisticated ones. That’s because if you don’t understand some investing basics, they can seem like wonderful opportunities.

A penny stock is one that’s trading for less than about $5 per share. Such low prices can make it seem like the stock is a bargain — to those who don’t understand that a stock’s price alone means little. A $1 stock can still plunge and become a $0.25 one. And a $200 stock can always grow into a $400 one.

Top Low Price Stocks For 2019: Green Brick Partners, Inc.(GRBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    M/I Homes (NASDAQ: GRBK) and Green Brick Partners (NASDAQ:GRBK) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Green Brick Partners (GRBK)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Green Brick Partners (NASDAQ:GRBK) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

Top Low Price Stocks For 2019: National Commerce Corporation(NCOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    National Commerce (NASDAQ:NCOM) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Saturday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on National Commerce (NCOM)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    National Commerce (NASDAQ:NCOM) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Citigroup Inc. trimmed its holdings in shares of National Commerce Corp (NASDAQ:NCOM) by 44.5% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 2,703 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 2,171 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc.’s holdings in National Commerce were worth $118,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of National Commerce (NASDAQ:NCOM) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report released on Thursday.

    NCOM has been the subject of several other reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of National Commerce from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report on Thursday, May 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of National Commerce from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $53.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, June 27th. Finally, Stephens reiterated a hold rating and set a $48.00 target price on shares of National Commerce in a research report on Thursday, July 26th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a hold rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $48.67.

Top Low Price Stocks For 2019: Pacific Biosciences of California Inc.(PACB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Ahead of improvements to its gene sequencers that could allow it to win more market share, Pacific Biosciences of California (NASDAQ:PACB) plans to bolster its balance sheet by selling more shares to the public. The company announced its proposed offering after the closing bell on Monday, and investors reacted to the news by sending shares as much as 10.6% lower on Tuesday morning. As of 2:15 p.m. EDT, Pacific Biosciences shares are trading down 3.1%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pacific Biosciences of California (NASDAQ:PACB)’s share price traded up 2.3% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $5.82 and last traded at $5.42. 66,454 shares traded hands during trading, a decline of 95% from the average session volume of 1,471,044 shares. The stock had previously closed at $5.55.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Gene sequencing is hot these days. All you have to do to confirm it is to look at the stock performance of two of the leading makers of gene-sequencing systems. Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN) stock is up more than 30% so far in 2018. Pacific Biosciences of California (NASDAQ:PACB) stock has soared more than 50% year to date.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Shares of Pacific Biosciences of California (NASDAQ:PACB), a genetic-sequencing system manufacturer, rose 11% on Thursday and continued their climb into Friday’s session. Investors appear pleased with new productivity-boosting tools to be featured at this week’s meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    While the $1,000 benchmark has been well out of reach for other companies so far, Pacific Biosciences of California (NASDAQ:PACB) expects to join the coveted club in early 2019. Could this be the make or break moment investors have been waiting for?

Top Low Price Stocks For 2019: Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc.(XPO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Right now, I believe Mastercard (NYSE:MA), Brookfield Renewable Partners (NYSE:BEP), and XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) fall right into place, because each stock has been a multibagger and has strong tailwinds behind it.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Royal London Asset Management Ltd. bought a new position in XPO Logistics Inc (NYSE:XPO) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund bought 50,059 shares of the transportation company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,017,000.

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Paychex (PAYX) , Martin Marietta Materials (MLM) and XPO Logistics (XPO) .

    Cramer was bearish on 3M (MMM) , Fitbit (FIT) and Granite Construction (GVA) .

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on XPO Logistics (XPO)

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Top Low Price Stocks For 2019: Rubicon Technology, Inc.(RBCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News coverage about Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 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. Rubicon Technology earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 43.6568126847622 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Thursday.

Top Energy Stocks To Own For 2019

Energy sector earnings season starts rolling later this week, and as always, the party will kick off with the so-called big three oilfield services providers: Schlumberger Ltd. (SLB) , General Electric Co.’s (GE) Baker Hughes (BHGE) , and Halliburton Co. (HAL) . 

Schlumberger is a holding in Jim Cramer’s Action Alerts PLUS.

While oilfield services stocks have been riding the energy stock outperformance wave of late, investors are mostly still sitting on the sidelines, according to Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. analysts. 

That means first quarter earnings present a significant opportunity for management teams to potentially convince investors of the renewed merit for their stocks. 

Top Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: SI Financial Group Inc.(SIFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about SI Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIFI) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SI Financial Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the savings and loans company an impact score of 45.140703535879 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about SI Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIFI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SI Financial Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the savings and loans company an impact score of 47.0536892575283 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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    There are 30 banks that qualify as systemically important financial institutions (SIFI), according to the Financial Stability Board’s most recent list. Half have seen their stocks fall at least 20 percent from the most recent peaks, according to a Bloomberg analysis. Notably, no large U.S.-based banks make the list.

Top Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: National Commerce Corporation(NCOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    National Commerce (NASDAQ:NCOM) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    National Commerce (NASDAQ:NCOM) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Saturday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on National Commerce (NCOM)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its holdings in shares of National Commerce Corp (NASDAQ:NCOM) by 0.8% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 223,067 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,798 shares during the quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company owned 1.29% of National Commerce worth $9,714,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Citigroup Inc. trimmed its holdings in shares of National Commerce Corp (NASDAQ:NCOM) by 44.5% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 2,703 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 2,171 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc.’s holdings in National Commerce were worth $118,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Gener8 Maritime, Inc.(GNRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Star Bulk Carriers (NASDAQ: SBLK) and Gener8 Maritime (NYSE:GNRT) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and profitability.