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It confounded the experts. Last month, a rare 1915 photo of legendary baseball great Babe Ruth was expected to fetch more than $50,000 at an online auction. Turns out that estimate was optimistic. In the end, the winning bidder paid just $39,000.

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At the other end of the spectrum, a flawless 60-carat pink diamond went under the hammer in Switzerland a few years ago. Appraisers at Sotheby’s estimated a price of $60 million. They weren’t even close — the stone eventually sold for $83 million.

When dealing with rare items — vintage wine, original artwork, collectibles, musical instruments — it can be almost impossible to nail down a precise value. The best we can do is make an educated guess. Ultimately, the true value of any object is whatever somebody else is willing to pay.

Top Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: ANSYS, Inc.(ANSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    GW&K Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Ansys (NASDAQ:ANSS) by 1.7% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 223,126 shares of the software maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,664 shares during the quarter. GW&K Investment Management LLC owned about 0.27% of Ansys worth $34,962,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ansys (NASDAQ:ANSS) Director James E. Cashman III sold 40,254 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $163.76, for a total value of $6,591,995.04. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    The best way to play the theme is probably to buy the software companies that facilitate the creation of digital twins. Three names that spring to mind are engineering simulation company ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS), IoT platform provider PTC Inc. (NASDAQ:PTC) and engineering software company Dassault Systemes (NASDAQOTH:DASTY).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) VP Richard S. Mahoney sold 2,041 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $174.15, for a total value of $355,440.15. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “1,712 Shares in ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Purchased by Wisconsin Capital Management LLC” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this piece on another publication, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of U.S. and international copyright and trademark law. The correct version of this piece can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4201503/1712-shares-in-ansys-inc-anss-purchased-by-wisconsin-capital-management-llc.html.

Top Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: iShares S&P India Nifty 50 Index Fund(INDY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Jane Street Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of iShares India 50 ETF (NASDAQ:INDY) in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm bought 52,309 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,841,000.

Top Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: SodaStream International Ltd.(SODA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP) announced plans to buy SodaStream International (NASDAQ:SODA), and The Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) reported better-than-expected sales and profit growth.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman, Rich Smith, and Tyler Crowe]

    However, understanding Wall Street’s blind spots also presents an opportunity for retail investors. The experts tend to focus too much on the short term, obsessing over quarterly earnings rather than the big picture. Other times, Wall Street gives up on a stock earlier only to see that sleeper turn into a big winner. Keep reading to see why our Motley Fool investors think Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc. (NYSE:CLF), Loma Negra (NYSE:LOMA), and SodaStream International (NASDAQ:SODA) may be just these kinds of stocks with big potential.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    The soda business is suddenly hot for everything but soda. Last month, PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP) announced it was acquiring sparkling water leader SodaStream (NASDAQ:SODA) for $3.2 billion in a play on healthier drinking options. Meanwhile, Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) made its biggest acquisition ever with the $5.1 billion purchase of Costa Coffee, one of the largest retail coffee companies outside the U.S.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    SodaStream (NASDAQ:SODA) recently announced surprisingly strong first-quarter earnings as sales growth sped up to a 25% pace and profitability improved. The seller of at-home carbonated beverage machines is benefiting from a long-term trend of rising global demand for sparkling water.

  • [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 Ethan Ryder]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. grew its holdings in Sodastream International Ltd (NASDAQ:SODA) by 11.6% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 16,545 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,719 shares during the quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd.’s holdings in Sodastream International were worth $1,411,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.(OHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    The number of Americans over 65 years of age is expected to double to around 98 million by 2060. Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH), Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI), and Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) are all real estate investment trusts (REITs) that own medical buildings and housing facilities that an aging country is going to need a lot more of in the years to come. Here’s why they’re perfect investments for retirees or those of you excited about being one soon.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Shares of Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (NYSE:OHI) fell roughly 10% in February according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Although many healthcare real estate investment trusts, or REITs, had a rough month, nursing-home-focused Omega’s loss was particularly bad. Most of the drop occurred on the day the REIT announced earnings.

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    Along with index ETFs, consider redeploying the capital into solid dividend producing names like Prudential Financial (NYSE: PRU), AT&T (NYSE: T) and Omega Health Care (NYSE: OHI) for their expected future stability and consistent dividend payouts.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Three high-yield dividend stocks definitely disprove the view that high yields are linked to low growth. Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX), ONEOK (NYSE:OKE), and Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI) have trounced the market so far in 2018. But are these stocks too risky for many investors? Here’s what you need to know.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019

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Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: American Tower Corporation (REIT)(AMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Reaves W H & Co. Inc. lessened its stake in American Tower Co. (NYSE:AMT) by 2.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 312,526 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 8,169 shares during the quarter. American Tower makes up approximately 1.6% of Reaves W H & Co. Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 22nd biggest holding. Reaves W H & Co. Inc. owned about 0.07% of American Tower worth $45,423,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Andy Pai]

    American Tower Corp (NYSE: AMT), a real estate investment trust that owns cell phone towers, has also been one of Akre's most successful investments. Akre has owned shares in the company on and off since 2003. Akre believes American Tower is the ‘bottleneck business' within the wireless telecom industry. Regardless of advances in technology within the industry, network operators are reliant on the towers, giving the owners of cell phone towers the only effective monopoly in the industry.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Leo Sun, and Brian Feroldi]

    The best way to thread the needle between these two competing ideas is to invest in stable businesses that sell at a reasonable price today. Here’s why our Motley Fool investors picked American Tower (NYSE:AMT), Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BIP), and Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO). 

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Edgewood Management LLC boosted its position in shares of American Tower Corp (NYSE:AMT) by 2.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 6,827,640 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 154,127 shares during the period. American Tower makes up approximately 3.6% of Edgewood Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 17th largest holding. Edgewood Management LLC owned approximately 1.55% of American Tower worth $984,341,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Guggenheim reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of American Tower (NYSE:AMT) in a research note published on Tuesday morning. Guggenheim currently has a $160.00 price objective on the real estate investment trust’s stock.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Oshkosh Corporation(OSK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. increased its position in shares of Oshkosh Co. (NYSE:OSK) by 23.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 71,497 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 13,533 shares during the quarter. Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. owned about 0.10% of Oshkosh worth $5,693,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Deroy & Devereaux Private Investment Counsel Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Oshkosh Co. (NYSE:OSK) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 17,314 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,218,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Osisko Mining Inc (TSE:OSK) Director John Feliks Burzynski acquired 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 11th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of C$2.08 per share, with a total value of C$10,400.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Osisko Mining (TSE:OSK) Director Robert Wares purchased 10,000 shares of Osisko Mining stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 15th. The shares were bought at an average price of C$2.06 per share, with a total value of C$20,600.00.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Forward Pharma A/S(FWP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) shares gained 88.18 percent to close at $4.14 on Tuesday.
    Regional Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHE) shares jumped 18.04 percent to close at $0.3010 on Tuesday.
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) shares gained 16.61 percent to close at $0.49 after the nano-cap specialty diagnostics company said it saw an acceleration of sales in its Pathology services in April. The company now expects to see a sequential double digit quarterly sales growth.
    Arcturus Therapeutics Ltd. (NASDAQ: ARCT) rose 16.09 percent to close at $7.00 on Tuesday.
    America's Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) gained 14.53 percent to close at $62.65 after reporting upbeat Q4 results.
    NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSTG) shares surged 12.64 percent to close at $13.19.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) gained 12.12 percent to close at $4.07 on Tuesday.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) shares climbed 11.58 percent to close at $6.55 on Tuesday.
    American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) rose 11.23 percent to close at $32.28 following a report from Reuters that the company is looking for a sale.
    iQIYI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) gained 11.15 percent to close at $22.52.
    Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT) rose 10.4 percent to close at $7.11.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) gained 10.26 percent to close at $3.33. Stein Mart is expected to release quarterly earnings on May 23.
    MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG) shares rose 10.11 percent to close at $8.06.
    The Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) gained 8.2 percent to close at $8.18. Container Store reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter after the closing bell.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares gained 7.69 percent to close at $9.10 after the company reported upbeat Q2 results.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 6.4 percent to close at $59.03 after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.

     

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ:FWP) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Thursday morning.

    NASDAQ:FWP opened at $2.49 on Thursday. Forward Pharma A/S has a fifty-two week low of $1.63 and a fifty-two week high of $7.93.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) fell 15.2 percent to $3.51 in pre-market trading after surging 88.18 percent on Tuesday.
    Pfenex Inc. (NASDAQ: PFNX) shares fell 15 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after the company announced an offering of common stock.
    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRGB) fell 17.6 percent to $47.75 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat results for its first quarter and issued a weak earnings forecast for the second quarter.
    Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) fell 13 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading after reporting weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
    Ardelyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX) shares fell 12.1 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after reporting pricing of public offering of common stock.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) shares fell 9.8 percent to $27.31 in pre-market trading.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) fell 6.5 percent to $6.60 in pre-market trading.
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) shares fell 5.8 percent to $71.02 in pre-market trading. Target reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter, while sales exceeded estimates.
    PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE: PBF) shares fell 5.7 percent to $42.42 in pre-market trading

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.(OHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chuck Saletta]

    Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI) is a real estate investment trust that focuses on skilled nursing facilities. As America’s population continues to age over the next several decades, it is very likely that the demand for those facilities will continue to strengthen. As a REIT, Omega Healthcare Investors has to pay out at least 90% of its income as a dividend, assuring that its investors will directly share in the profits the company sees.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MML Investors Services LLC trimmed its holdings in Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE:OHI) by 33.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 50,429 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 25,862 shares during the quarter. MML Investors Services LLC’s holdings in Omega Healthcare Investors were worth $1,364,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI) outpaced the market by gaining 11% last month compared to a 3% increase in the S&P 500, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    The number of Americans over 65 years of age is expected to double to around 98 million by 2060. Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH), Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI), and Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) are all real estate investment trusts (REITs) that own medical buildings and housing facilities that an aging country is going to need a lot more of in the years to come. Here’s why they’re perfect investments for retirees or those of you excited about being one soon.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Clean Energy Fuels Corp.(CLNE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) saw a drop of about 7.6% in short interest to 3.88 million shares. About 4.4% of the company’s float was short, and days to cover fell from nine to two. The share price skyrocketed 27.5% in the two-week period. The stock closed at $2.74 on Thursday, up about 4.6% for the day, in a 52-week range of $1.31 to $3.05.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Shares of natural-gas-for-transportation supplier Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ:CLNE) are up 10.2% at 2:47 p.m. EDT on August 9. Today’s surge follows a bad day on August 8, when shares finished down 11% following the release of the company’s second-quarter financial results after market close. 

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) dropped about 3.6% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $1.62 after closing at $1.68 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $3.12. Volume was about 2 million, about 30% above the daily average of around 1.3 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ:CLNE) SVP Barclay Corbus acquired 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 18th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $2.36 per share, for a total transaction of $35,400.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 549,113 shares in the company, valued at $1,295,906.68. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own For 2019

Voya Financial (NYSE:VOYA)‘s stock had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by research analysts at Goldman Sachs Group in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. They currently have a $60.00 price target on the asset manager’s stock. Goldman Sachs Group’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 25.87% from the stock’s previous close.

Other research analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. Morgan Stanley decreased their price target on Voya Financial from $61.00 to $59.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, April 5th. Credit Suisse Group assumed coverage on Voya Financial in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $60.00 price target on the stock. Wells Fargo & Co restated a “buy” rating and set a $64.00 price target on shares of Voya Financial in a research note on Monday, June 4th. Deutsche Bank upped their price target on Voya Financial from $64.00 to $66.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 17th. Finally, Bank of America assumed coverage on Voya Financial in a research note on Monday, March 26th. They set a “buy” rating and a $60.00 price target on the stock. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $59.46.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own For 2019: Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.(OHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Reinvesting dividends from quality stocks takes just a few clicks, but selecting businesses poised to produce steady profits shouldn’t be taken lightly. These three healthcare-relatedreal-estate investment trusts (REITs) fit the bill in large part because baby boomers are beginning to pour into the buildings they own.

    Real-Estate Investment Trust Dividend Yield Trailing Funds From Operations Per Share Annualized Dividend Payout
    Omega Healthcare Investors Inc.(NYSE:OHI) 9.2% $1.80 $2.64
    Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) 6.3% $1.03 $0.92
    Welltower Inc. (NYSE:WELL) 6.3% $3.30 $3.48

    Data source: YCharts.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware purchased a new stake in Omega Healthcare (NYSE:OHI) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 26,527 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $717,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MML Investors Services LLC trimmed its holdings in Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE:OHI) by 33.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 50,429 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 25,862 shares during the quarter. MML Investors Services LLC’s holdings in Omega Healthcare Investors were worth $1,364,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own For 2019: Rada Electronics Industries Limited(RADA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TESSCO Technologies (NASDAQ: TESS) and RADA Electronic Industries (NASDAQ:RADA) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and earnings.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own For 2019: Tandy Leather Factory, Inc.(TLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tandy Leather Factory (NASDAQ: TLF) and Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and earnings.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own For 2019: Illinois Tool Works Inc.(ITW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Millennium Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) by 786.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 427,605 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 379,356 shares during the quarter. Millennium Management LLC’s holdings in Illinois Tool Works were worth $66,989,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own For 2019: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.(PANW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    As for individual stocks, a spinoff at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (NYSE:HPE) drove a deceiving downward move today, and earnings news from Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) sent shares of the next-gen security specialist higher.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    Going into its quarterly financial report, Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) had been on an impressive run. The company’s stock price has surged, driven by four consecutive quarters of better-than-expected results and rising demand for its flagship cybersecurity solutions. This had investors hoping that the company could add to its string of recent wins.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE: PANW) shares short was 4.45 million. The previous level was 4.35 million. Shares closed most recently at $191.27, within a 52-week trading range of $107.37 to $197.20.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own For 2019: American Electric Power Company, Inc.(AEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Consolidated Edison (ED) , American Electric Power (AEP) and Clorox (CLX) .

    Cramer was bearish on Chesapeake Energy (CHK) , Adaptimmune Therapeutics (ADAP) , Icahn Enterprises (IEP) , Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) , Quad/Graphics (QUAD) , Spectra Energy Partners (SEP) and L Brands (LB) .

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Electric Power earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.1416780291125 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By ]

    In an “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer checked in with Nick Akins, chairman, president and CEO of American Electric Power (AEP) , the utility that just posted a two-cents-a-share earnings miss, but reiterated their full-year guidance. Shares of American Electric Power are down 5.1% for the year but yield 3.6%.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own For 2019: Foot Locker, Inc.(FL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Friday was Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) which rose about 4.5% to $43.75. The stocks 52-week range is $28.42 to $77.86. Volume was nearly 5 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.8 million.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, retail earnings reports continue to produce winners and losers in the market, with Foot Locker (NYSE:FL) rising higher on its profit outlook and TheGap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) stumbling due to softening in its core brand.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment fromMotley Fool Money, host Chris Hill and analysts David Kretzmann, Jason Moser, and Aaron Bush break down the latest earnings report from sneaker specialist Foot Locker(NYSE:FL), which was not strong, but also not as bad as Wall Street had expected. Despite falling comps and a shrinking store count, the stock price jumped by around 15% in response to the release. The guys talk about Foot Locker’s path ahead, whether its outlook is too optimistic, the challenges of e-commerce, and a bigger threat to its sustainability than Amazon(NASDAQ:AMZN).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Foot Locker (NYSE:FL) saw unusually-high trading volume on Friday following a stronger than expected earnings report. Approximately 30,766,910 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 746% from the previous session’s volume of 3,634,677 shares.The stock last traded at $55.74 and had previously closed at $55.74.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) which rose over 4% to $45.87. The stocks 52-week range is $28.42 to $77.86. Volume was 3.3 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.8 million.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own For 2019: Navistar International Corporation(NAV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    While the transition period from one chief executive officer to another has barely gotten started at Volkswagen, some big changes may already be afoot. VW’s commercial-vehicles unit, Volkswagen Truck & Bus, is looking at the possibility of buying more shares in U.S. truck maker Navistar International Corp. (NYSE: NAV) or even acquiring the whole company outright.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NavCoin (CURRENCY:NAV) traded up 17.9% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 15:00 PM E.T. on May 20th. Over the last week, NavCoin has traded up 19.5% against the dollar. One NavCoin coin can currently be bought for about $1.28 or 0.00015092 BTC on exchanges including Cryptopia, Binance, Bittrex and cfinex. NavCoin has a total market capitalization of $80.73 million and $13.02 million worth of NavCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Navistar International Corporation’s (NYSE:NAV)fiscal second-quarter 2018 results, released earlier this month, revealed that the commercial truck manufacturer is utilizing its capacity to take advantage of favorable economic conditions. Revenue rose nearly 16%, to $2.4 billion, during the last three months, and Navistar posted net profit of $55 million against a loss of $80 million in the prior-year quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    NavCoin (NAV) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the X13 hashing algorithm. It launched on June 6th, 2014. NavCoin’s total supply is 62,938,003 coins. The Reddit community for NavCoin is /r/NavCoin and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. NavCoin’s official Twitter account is @NavCoin. The official website for NavCoin is www.navcoin.org. The official message board for NavCoin is medium.com/nav-coin.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Navistar International (NAV)

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

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own For 2019: BioScrip, Inc.(BIOS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    BioScrip Inc.(Nasdaq: BIOS) provides at-home medical care and services across the United States.

    BIOS’s central profit opportunity is in the rapid growth of the pharmaceutical industry. The pharmaceutical market is currently worth $12 billion and is expected to grow at an annual rate of five to seven percent.

  • [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.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BiosCrypto (CURRENCY:BIOS) traded flat against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on June 14th. BiosCrypto has a total market cap of $26,890.00 and $0.00 worth of BiosCrypto was traded on exchanges in the last day. One BiosCrypto coin can now be bought for approximately $0.0013 or 0.00000017 BTC on major exchanges. In the last week, BiosCrypto has traded down 13.4% against the US dollar.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BioScrip (NASDAQ: BIOS) and Chemed (NYSE:CHE) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own For 2019: Allegheny Technologies Incorporated(ATI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Allegheny Technologies (ATI)

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

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Shares of specialty materials manufacturer Allegheny Technologies (NYSE:ATI) lostnearly three-quarters of their valuein the second half of 2015 as the company initiated what would be a difficult restructuring. But it is growing apparent that the turnaround program had the desired effect, as Allegheny on April 24 delivered quarterly results that blew past expectations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Carmignac Gestion trimmed its holdings in shares of Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:ATI) by 24.5% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 400,000 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 130,000 shares during the period. Carmignac Gestion’s holdings in Allegheny Technologies were worth $9,472,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    KKR & Co. (NYSE: KKR) will pay $8.3 billion to buy BMC Software, sources said — marking the buyout shop’s biggest acquisition in years: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    USA ADP Employment Change for May 178.0K vs 186.0K Est; Prior 204.0K
    USA GDP (QoQ) for Q1 2.20% vs 2.30% Est; Prior 2.30%
    USA Wholesale Inventories (MoM) for May 0.00% vs 0.40% Est; Prior 0.30%
    The Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index for the recent week will be released at 8:55 a.m. ET.
    The Federal Open Market Committee will release its Beige Book report at 2:00 p.m. ET.
    Data on farm prices for April will be released at 3:00 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Goldman upgrades Allegheny (NYSE: ATI) from Sell to Neutral
    Cowen upgrades G-III Apparel (NASDAQ: GIII) from Market Perform to Outperform
    Credit Suisse downgrades Abbvie (NYSE: ABBV) from Neutral to Underperform
    DA Davidson downgrades Hope Bancorp (NASDAQ: HOPE) from Buy to Neutral

    This is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day — it's a look at everything happening in the market, in five minutes. To get the full version of this note every morning, click here.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:ATI) by 2.6% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 729,343 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 18,458 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned about 0.58% of Allegheny Technologies worth $17,271,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now

Readers who pay close attention to our annual rankings of the top-performing mutual funds may be forgiven if they exper颅ience a sense of d茅j vu with our March 2016 issue. Yes, we did publish mutual-fund rankings in our September 2015 issue. But weve decided to move our annual winners list from September to the March issue so we can base it on returns as of December 31. (On Kiplinger.com, we continue to update the rankings of top-performing mutual funds in 11 categories with new data every month.) Its fair to say that most people focus more on returns through the end of the year than they do on figures through June 30, says ex颅ecutive editor Manny Schiffres, who supervises our investing coverage.

See Also: The Kiplinger 25 — Our Favorite No-Load Mutual Funds

What a difference half a year makes. Between the September and March issues, the winners over longer time periods remained fairly stable. But adding six months of new data and subtracting six months of old numbers shook up the one-year results. Particularly affected were sector funds. In Sept颅ember, health care funds occupied the top spot in each time period, and health care still dominates the three- and five-year returns. But there has been a shift in the one-year rankings, where youll now find technology funds, financial-services funds and even a retailing-sector fund.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation(SNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Permian Basin pipeline project includes an investment by China’s state-controlled China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NYSE: SNP), aka Sinopec. Other partners in the project include ArcLight Capital and Freepoint Commodities LLC. The deal also includes an expansion to oil storage facilities in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where recent hurricanes have caused so much damage. The project still requires approval from both countries governments.’

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.(OHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. (NYSE: OHI) dropped about 2.6% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $26.43 after closing at $27.14 on Friday. The 52-week high is $35.14. Volume was around 5.3 million, more than double the daily average of around 2.3 million. The healthcare REIT had now specific news.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware purchased a new stake in Omega Healthcare (NYSE:OHI) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 26,527 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $717,000.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Or, consider Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI). The Maryland-based company invests heavily in hospital properties and health care facilities, with a special emphasis on nursing facilities.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation(AP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Tehran, Iran (AP) — An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board, state media reported.

  • [By ]

    Des Moines, Iowa (AP) — It's been a billion-dollar lottery weekend after a lone Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire matched all six numbers and will claim a $570 million jackpot, one day after another single ticket sold in Florida nabbed a $450 million Mega Millions grand prize.

  • [By ]

    Anchorage, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude 8.2 earthquake off Alaska's Kodiak Island prompted a tsunami warning for a large swath of coastal Alaska and Canada's British Columbia while the remainder of the U.S. West Coast was under a watch.

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    Vatican City (AP) — Pope Francis has recognized as martyrs 19 people who were slain in Algeria in the 1990s, including a bishop killed by a car bomb and beheaded monks.

  • [By ]

    El-Arish, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian security officials say a roadside bomb has targeted a pickup truck carrying members of the security forces in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula, killing two.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-A)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    3. Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B): Last, it would be a shame to overlook the conglomerate built by the world’s greatest investor himself, Warren Buffett. Under the Berkshire Hathaway name, Buffett has built up a portfolio of enduring subsidiaries and stock holdings poised to stand the test of time. Under Berkshire’s ownership are built-to-last subsidiaries like Geico, Duracell, and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. And some of Berkshire’s largest stock holdings include iconic businesses like Coca-Cola, American Express, and Wells Fargo.

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    Warren Buffett has often said in interviews and annual letters to shareholders that Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A)(NYSE:BRK-B) won’t be a hostile acquirer. That is, it won’t fight to buy a business its owners or management don’t want to sell. But that policy apparently doesn’t apply when Berkshire is acting as seller rather than a buyer.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) CEO Warren Buffett has always been a skeptic of cryptocurrencies, and he didn’t pull any punches when it comes to bitcoin at Berkshire’s annual shareholder meeting over the weekend. Buffett called bitcoin “probably rat poison squared,” and he clarified that stance further in an interview with CNBC.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Famed investor Warren Buffett has continued his buying spree of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock recently. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-B) (NYSE:BRK-A) loaded up an astounding 75 million shares of the tech giant during the first calendar quarter of 2018, bringing the conglomerate’s total stake in Apple to more than 240 million shares.Buffett’s bullishness on Apple has been particularly evident over the last two quarters, with Berkshire accumulating an additional 106.2 million shares during this period.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    When Warren Buffett speaks, people listen. Being the richest man and being considered the greatest investor of modern times makes people care. Now that Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) is out with its annual report and annual letter for 2016, 24/7 Wall St. has broken out many of the top gems from the report.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Since famed investor Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-B) (NYSE:BRK-A) began buying Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock in early 2016, the conglomerate has continued to load up on shares. Berkshire has purchased so many Apple shares that the tech giant became Berkshire’s largest equity holding last year.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: American Electric Power Company, Inc.(AEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    On the surface, American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) is a pretty simple business to understand — it generates and distributes electricity. But when you dig under the surface a little, you start to see that its business has changed materially in recent years. More important, AEP is now positioned to take advantage of industry shifts taking place in the power sector. Here’s how AEP makes most of its money and why its prospects for slow and steady growth are so strong.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter
  • [By ]

    In an “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer checked in with Nick Akins, chairman, president and CEO of American Electric Power (AEP) , the utility that just posted a two-cents-a-share earnings miss, but reiterated their full-year guidance. Shares of American Electric Power are down 5.1% for the year but yield 3.6%.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE: AEP) shares were recently up 2.5% at $64.93, with a 52-week range of $62.69 to $78.07 and a consensus price target of $74.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Stephens Inc. AR decreased its position in American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) by 10.9% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 38,738 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 4,742 shares during the quarter. Stephens Inc. AR’s holdings in American Electric Power were worth $2,657,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By ]

    In his second “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer checked in with Nick Akins, chairman, president and CEO of American Electric Power (AEP) , the utility that just posted a two-cents-a-share earnings miss, but reiterated their full-year guidance. Shares of American Electric Power are down 5.1% for the year but yield 3.6%.

Top Stocks For 2018

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Top Stocks For 2018: AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.(AFSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Related CRMD Mid-Day Market Update: U.S. Stocks Turn Negative; AveXis Shares Spike Higher 12 Biggest Mid-Day Gainers For Tuesday CorMedix's (CRMD) CEO Khoso Baluch on Q4 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (Seeking Alpha)
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    CorMedix Inc. (NYSE: CRMD) shares fell 27.5 percent to $1.50 after the company reported Q4 results and issued a business update.
    Bioamber Inc (NYSE: BIOA) shares tumbled 23.6 percent to $2.40. BioAmber reported FY16 adjusted loss of $1.07 per share on revenue of $8.3 million.
    The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) shares dipped 20.9 percent to $41.62.
    Innocoll Holdings PLC (NASDAQ: INNL) shares fell 20.3 percent to $1.49. Innocoll posted a narrower-than-expected quarter loss, but revenue missed estimates. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Innocoll from Buy to Hold.
    Rosetta Genomics Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ: ROSG) shares declined 20.3 percent to $3.83. On Thursday, Rosetta Genomics disclosed a 1-for-12 reverse stock split.
    Esperion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ESPR) shares dropped 19.9 percent to $23.76. Esperion Therapeutics shares have jumped 106.19 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 16.70 percent in the same period.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) tumbled 18.3 percent to $17.65. AmTrust Financial disclosed that it will delay its annual report filing for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.
    Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK) slipped 17.7 percent to $6.85. Qualstar reported a Q4 loss of $0.20 per share on revenue of $2.2 milli
  • [By Paul Ausick]

    AmTrust Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: AFSI) dropped about 28% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $13.51 after closing Monday at $18.87. The stock’s 52-week high is $28.48. Volume of about 19 million shares was about 9 times the daily average of around 2.1 million. A whistleblower report has resulted in an SEC probe into the company’s accounting practices.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) were down around 18 percent to $22.79 after the company posted downbeat Q4 earnings.

    Shutterstock Inc (NYSE: SSTK) was down, falling around 19 percent to $42.04 after the company reported downbeat Q4 results and issued a weak outlook.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market kept performing well on Monday, and the Dow Jones Industrials posted its 12th straight all-time record high. Market sentiment was sunny following the release of Warren Buffett’s annual shareholder letter over the weekend, and the Oracle of Omaha made positive comments about the sustainability of the current bull market, which was able to overcome early declines in the major market benchmarks. However, some stocks didn’t fare as well as the overall market, and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI), and Horizon Pharma (NASDAQ:HZNP) 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 Stocks For 2018: Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.(OHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. (NYSE: OHI) dropped about 2.6% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $26.43 after closing at $27.14 on Friday. The 52-week high is $35.14. Volume was around 5.3 million, more than double the daily average of around 2.3 million. The healthcare REIT had now specific news.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Or, consider Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI). The Maryland-based company invests heavily in hospital properties and health care facilities, with a special emphasis on nursing facilities.

Top Stocks For 2018: Neovasc Inc.(NVCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Neovasc Inc. (NASDAQ: NVCN) fell about 21% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $0.26 after closing at $0.33 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $2.12. Volume of about 7.3 million was around 7 times the daily average. The medical device maker had no specific news.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Related NVCN 18 Biggest Mid-Day Losers For Wednesday Legal Overhangs Keep Ladenburg Neutral On Neovasc Despite Positive Tiara Clinical Data Boston Scientific closes Neovasc transaction (Seeking Alpha)
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    Neovasc Inc (US) (NASDAQ: NVCN) rose 17.3 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company reported the close of its $75 million transaction with Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX).
    aTyr Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: LIFE) shares rose 12.3 percent to $4.10 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed 'promising' signals in myopathies with Resolaris in exploratory trials.
    Globus Maritime Ltd (NASDAQ: GLBS) shares rose 10.1 percent to $6.90 in pre-market trading after climbing 5.03 percent on Monday.
    Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: AUPH) shares rose 9.9 percent to $3.00 in pre-market trading. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals appointed Lorin Jeffry “Jeff” Randall to its board and Chairman of the Audit Committee.
    Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ: ORIG) shares rose 8.7 percent to $2.89 in pre-market trading after surging 19.82 percent on Monday.
    Full House Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLL) shares rose 5.1 percent to $2.08 in pre-market trading after declining 1.98 percent on Monday.
    Seadrill Ltd (NYSE: SDRL) rose 5.1 percent to $4.13 in pre-market trading after surging 3.15 percent on Monday.
    Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) rose 5.1 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading after declining 5.37 percent on Monday.
    Arbutus Biopharma Corp (NASDAQ: ABUS) rose 5.1 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading. Arbutus issued additional data from its ARB-1467 Phase II
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Neovasc Inc (US) (NASDAQ: NVCN) shares were also up, gaining 71 percent to $0.880 following announcement of an agreement with Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX).