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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019

Each day, Benzinga takes a look back at a notable market-related moment that occurred on this date.

What Happened?

On this day 78 years ago, Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) agreed to begin manufacturing Rolls-Royce engines to assist the British in World War II.

Where The Market Was

The Dow closed at 121.46. The S&P 500 traded at around 9.70. Today, the Dow is trading at 25,322.31 and the S&P 500 is trading at 2,782.00.

What Else Was Going On In The World?

In 1940, Germany and Italy agreed to form a World War II alliance against France and the U.K. The popular comic book "Captain America" debuted, featuring the hero punching real-life Nazi leader Adolf Hitler on the cover of the first issue. Average monthly rent was $30.

Ford’s War Effort

In early 1940, Germany had already conquered Poland, Norway and Denmark and was on the brink of defeating France as well. The U.K. became increasingly aware that a German invasion was imminent, and the British government reached out to the U.S. for help. At the time, the U.S. had no intention of joining the war, but U.S. Office of Production Management director and former General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) president William Knudsen understood the importance of supporting U.S. allies in their fight against the Germans.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: MyoKardia, Inc.(MYOK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tortoise Investment Management LLC lowered its position in Myokardia Inc (NASDAQ:MYOK) by 33.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 2,265 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after selling 1,133 shares during the quarter. Tortoise Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Myokardia were worth $112,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Rave Restaurant Group, Inc.(RAVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about Pizza Inn (NASDAQ:RAVE) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pizza Inn earned a coverage optimism score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 44.1311226041984 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Entercom Communications Corporation(ETM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) shares dropped 18 percent to $8.75 following Q1 earnings.

    Shares of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) were down 17 percent to $18.505 after the company reported a wider-than-expected loss for its first quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Entercom Communications (NYSE:ETM) was downgraded by research analysts at Noble Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Wednesday, The Fly reports.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Shares of radio broadcasting company Entercom Communications (NYSE:ETM) were slammed on Tuesday, falling as much as 24.1%. At the time of this writing, shares are down about 19%.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Entercomm Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a Pennsylvania-based broadcasting and radio network corporation that was founded in 1968.

    The company owns 235 radio stations across 48 media markets and is the second-largest radio company in the United States. The company began its digital marketing arm in 2014 and announced the acquisition of Lincoln Financial Media the same year.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Keeley Teton Advisors LLC increased its stake in Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM) by 64.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 202,992 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 79,580 shares during the quarter. Keeley Teton Advisors LLC owned approximately 0.15% of Entercom Communications worth $1,959,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Entercom Communications (NYSE: ETM) is the second-largest operator of radio stations in the United States after merging last fall with CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) Radio.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Performant Financial Corporation(PFMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SEA (NYSE: SE) and Performant Financial (NASDAQ:PFMT) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Performant Financial (NASDAQ: PFMT) and Donnelley Financial Solns (NYSE:DFIN) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PFMT) were down 29 percent to $2.20. Performant Financial is expected to release Q1 earnings on May 8.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Performant Financial (NASDAQ:PFMT) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Performant Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 48.418433643407 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Corium International, Inc.(CORI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    Analysts Expect Corium International Inc (CORI) Will Post Earnings of -$0.39 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Aequus and Corium Join Forces to Advance Anti-Nausea Transdermal Patch (globenewswire.com) Corium International Inc (CORI) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $6.72 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Corium International Inc (CORI) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)

    CORI has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Corium International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $14.00 price objective on shares of Corium International in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. ValuEngine upgraded Corium International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub cut Corium International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $13.00.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Corium International Inc. (NASDAQ: CORI) shares jumped on Friday after the company announced that it entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Gurnet Point Capital (GPC) will acquire Corium. Corium’s board of directors has unanimously approved the transaction.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Shares of Corium International (NASDAQ:CORI), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on transdermal and transmucosal delivery systems, were up 50% as of 11:10 a.m. EDT on Friday. The enormous jump is a response to the news that the company has accepted a buyout offer. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Corium International Inc (NASDAQ:CORI) VP Parminder Singh sold 3,133 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.01, for a total value of $28,228.33. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Canadian National Railway Company(CNI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Noonan, Rich Smith, and Tyler Crowe]

    Of course, not every company will be able to deliver strong performance over the long run. But establishing positions in businesses with sustainable competitive advantages and settling in for the long haul is a proven path to strong returns. Read on to see why three Motley Fool contributors have identified Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX), Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI), and The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) as compelling stocks that are worth buying and holding on to for decades.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) – Equities research analysts at Desjardins boosted their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Canadian National Railway in a research note issued on Monday, October 8th. Desjardins analyst B. Poirier now anticipates that the transportation company will earn $1.09 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $1.09. Desjardins also issued estimates for Canadian National Railway’s FY2021 earnings at $5.66 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp cut its position in Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) by 21.1% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,956,400 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 522,300 shares during the period. Canadian National Railway accounts for about 1.7% of Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 7th biggest position. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp owned 0.27% of Canadian National Railway worth $184,215,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Jinpan International Limited(JST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Warburg Research set a €47.00 ($55.95) price target on JOST Werke (ETR:JST) in a report published on Friday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Deutsche Bank set a €46.00 ($53.49) price target on JOST Werke (ETR:JST) in a research report sent to investors on Friday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Hauck & Aufhaeuser set a €58.00 ($67.44) target price on JOST Werke (ETR:JST) in a report issued on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: International Paper Company(IP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hodges Capital Management Inc. grew its stake in Champion International Paper (NYSE:IP) by 49.0% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 181,875 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 59,824 shares during the quarter. Hodges Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Champion International Paper were worth $9,718,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    As Packaging Corp diverts resources to a more promising business line, other paper and packaging companies are employing similar strategies. Last fall, paper and packaging giant International Paper (NYSE:IP) announced that it would convert its No. 17 machine at its Riverdale plant in Selma, Alabama, from uncoated freesheet production to linerboard and containerboard packaging. Scheduled for completion in mid-2019, the $300 million project will decrease the mill’s annual uncoated freesheet capacity by 235,000 tons. Alternatively, it’s projected to give International Paper an additional 450,000 tons of annual packaging capacity. 

  • [By ]

    International Paper (IP) : “The stock is down big. I say at these prices it’s a good buy.”

    Alaska Air Group (ALK) : “It used to be the best before the acquisition and now it’s not great and I can’t recommend it anymore.”

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    International Paper Co (NYSE:IP) shares reached a new 52-week low during trading on Thursday after Citigroup lowered their price target on the stock from $67.00 to $51.00. Citigroup currently has a buy rating on the stock. International Paper traded as low as $43.22 and last traded at $43.48, with a volume of 288361 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $43.53.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Tiverton Asset Management LLC grew its position in Champion International Paper (NYSE:IP) by 48.7% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 5,875 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,923 shares during the period. Tiverton Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Champion International Paper were worth $314,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Approach Resources Inc.(AREX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Approach Resources (AREX)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Approach Resources (AREX)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Approach Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:AREX) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $2.75.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Approach Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:AREX) hit a new 52-week low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $2.02 and last traded at $2.04, with a volume of 2875 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $2.08.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Approach Resources (NASDAQ:AREX) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Approach Resources earned a coverage optimism score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the energy company an impact score of 46.8987147373518 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Approach Resources (AREX)

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Woori Bank(WF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Wells Fargo (WF)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Woori Bank (NYSE:WF) and ANZ (OTCMKTS:ANZBY) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about Woori Bank (NYSE:WF) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media 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. Woori Bank earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.2147954877183 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now

The Atlantic has parted ways with Kevin Williamson, the conservative columnist who faced a storm of controversy over his previous comments on abortion after being hired last month by the magazine, Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Goldberg announced to staff on Thursday.

In a note sent to staff, and provided to CNN, Goldberg said Williamson’s comments calling for women who have had abortions to be punished by death ran “contrary to The Atlantic’s tradition of respectful, well-reasoned debate, and to the values of our workplace.”

In 2014, Williamson said on Twitter that “the law should treat abortion like any homicide.” He suggested in that conversation, which was recirculated on Twitter after The Atlantic announced it had hired him on March 22, that he would like to see the death penalty carried out through hangings.

Williamson’s defenders downplayed the comments as a mere Twitter exchange, and Goldberg defended him at the time by telling his staff that he did not believe “one’s life works should be judged by an intemperate tweet and that such an episode should not necessarily stop someone from having a fruitful career at The Atlantic.”

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Mallinckrodt plc(MNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o
  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK) dropped 39% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $19.01 after closing at $31.18 on Monday. The 52-week high is $68.12. Volume was around 32 million, about 16 times the daily average of about 2 million. The generic drug maker missed analysts revenue estimate.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK) fell by more than 10% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $13.32 after closing at $14.90 on Wednesday. The 52-week high is $49.12. Volume of about 7.6 million was about double the daily average. The company has been hit with a whistleblower lawsuit related to its best-selling drug.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Performant Financial Corporation(PFMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PFMT) were down 29 percent to $2.20. Performant Financial is expected to release Q1 earnings on May 8.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ZAIS Group Holdings, Inc.(ZAIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of ZAIS Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZAIS) got a boost, shooting up 48 percent to $3.35. ZAIS Group reported Q4 earnings of $0.29 per share on revenue of $16.73 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Related HTGM Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Dow Falls 50 Points; Micron Shares Jump Following Strong Earnings Report Mid-Day Market Update: ZAIS Group Gains Following Q4 Results; Xenon Pharmaceuticals Shares Decline HTG Molecular Diagnostics Completes Initial Technical Feasibility Testing with QIAGEN … (GuruFocus)
    Related Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Dow Falls 50 Points; Micron Shares Jump Following Strong Earnings Report Mid-Day Market Update: ZAIS Group Gains Following Q4 Results; Xenon Pharmaceuticals Shares Decline Zais Group reports Q4 results (Seeking Alpha)
    HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc (NASDAQ: HTGM) shares climbed 204.1 percent to $11.95 after surging 83.64 percent on Thursday. HTG Molecular Diagnostics reported a Q4 loss of $0.76 per share on revenue of $1.5 million.
    ZAIS Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZAIS) shares surged 52.6 percent to $3.45. ZAIS Group reported Q4 earnings of $0.29 per share on revenue of $16.73 million.
    Global Brokerage Inc (NASDAQ: GLBR) shares jumped 24.3 percent to $2.30.
    Regulus Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: RGLS) shares surged 20 percent to $1.50. Regulus Therapeutics’ Chairman bought 500,000 shares at $1.22 per share.
    Rocket Fuel Inc (NASDAQ: FUEL) shares gained 15.6 percent to $5.19.
    Akoustis Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: AKTS) rose 13.3 percent to $10.75 as the company agreed to acquire wafer manufacturing facility for $2.75 million in cash.
    TOP SHIPS Inc (NASDAQ: TOPS) shares gained 12.6 percent to $1.25.
    Inventure Foods Inc (NASDAQ: SNAK) jumped 10.4 percent to $4.46 after the company announced the strategic sale of Fresh Frozen Foods for $23.7 million in cash.
    CymaBay Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: CBAY) surged 8.7 percent to $4.14. Cymabay Therapeutics reported a Q4 loss of $0.30 per share.
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of ZAIS Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZAIS) got a boost, shooting up 42 percent to $3.22. ZAIS Group reported Q4 earnings of $0.29 per share on revenue of $16.73 million.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Equifax, Inc.(EFX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    If you are among the nearly half of Americans who could be affected by the data breach at Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) it is important to take some action to protect yourself from what might happen next. If your personally identifiable data was stolen in the attack on Equifax, you are vulnerable to phishing attacks, unauthorized new credit card accounts, and a wrecked credit history.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) posted a new 52-week low of $101.27 on Wednesday, down about 12.7% from Tuesday’s closing price of $115.96. The stock’s 52-week high is $147.02. Volume totaled around 12.6 million shares, about 12 times the daily average. The company is getting hammered following its announcement of a data breach involving records for 143 million Americans.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Wednesday was Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) which traded down over 14% at $98.99. The stocks 52-week range is $100.12 to $147.02. Volume was over 17 million versus the daily average of 900,000 shares.

  • [By Mark Fritz]

    Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) blames its software for exposing the highly sensitive details of the credit company’s 143 million users. The software firm fires back and says it’s a people problem.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: AquaVenture Holdings Limited (WAAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    There were six IPOs scheduled for this week (five yesterday and one today) with small cap Aquaventure Holdings LLC (NYSE: WAAS) appearing set to end the week with shares above their IPO debut price. AquaVenture Holdings is a global leader in water purification solutions and a pioneer in providing Water-as-a-Service (WAAS), generating recurring revenue from the deployment of advanced water filtration, sanitization, purification and desalination technologies. Through its subsidiaries,the Companyserves over 40,000 customers and delivers seven billion gallons of clean water each year.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Stepan Company(SCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
    PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL) were down 14 percent to $76.53 as the company posted downbeat Q1 results.

    Epizyme, Inc. (NASDAQ: EPZM) was down, falling around 14 percent to $13.125. Epizyme announced Monday after the close that the FDA issued a partial clinical hold on the U.S. enrollment of new patients in tazemetostat clinical trials.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Stepan (NYSE: SCL) and Unilever (NYSE:UN) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2018

&l;p&g;&l;img class=&q;dam-image ap size-large wp-image-ba4ef5ff096448cd8ab8d96d86dd3669&q; src=&q;https://specials-images.forbesimg.com/dam/imageserve/ba4ef5ff096448cd8ab8d96d86dd3669/960×0.jpg?fit=scale&q; data-height=&q;640&q; data-width=&q;960&q;&g; Diana Briggs, whose son, Ryan Briggs suffers from intractable epilepsy, leaves CY+ Medical marijuana Dispensary with a bag containing the medicine for him after being the first patron to buy a prescribed medical marijuana product at a dispensary on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 in Butler, Pa.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

While it&s;s not a done deal until Congress formally approves it and President Trump signs it, the &l;a href=&q;https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000162-4b0d-de1c-abfe-6bbd26030001&q; target=&q;_blank&q; rel=&q;noopener noreferrer&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;budget proposal&l;/a&g; agreed to by Congressional leaders last night&a;nbsp;would keep medical cannabis protections in effect through September 30, as fellow &l;em&g;Forbes&l;/em&g;&a;nbsp;contributor Tom Angell &l;a href=&q;https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomangell/2018/03/21/congress-protects-medical-marijuana-from-jeff-sessions-in-new-federal-spending-bill/#1d62e0b43575&q; target=&q;_blank&q; rel=&q;noopener noreferrer&q;&g;noted last night&l;/a&g;. As I shared two months ago, the rescission of the Cole Memo in early January by Attorney General Jeff Sessions had left the industry &l;a href=&q;https://www.forbes.com/sites/alanjbrochstein/2018/01/21/cannabis-stock-investors-should-pay-attention-to-the-u-s-federal-policy-change/#39e7e0273788&q; target=&q;_blank&q; rel=&q;noopener noreferrer&q;&g;vulnerable to federal enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act&l;/a&g;&a;nbsp;if the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment were not to be included in the next budget. My caution on cannabis stocks has been warranted, as the &l;a href=&q;https://www.newcannabisventures.com/cannabis-stock-index/&q; target=&q;_blank&q; rel=&q;noopener noreferrer&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;Global Cannabis Stock Index&l;/a&g; has sold off more than 27% over the past two months since my warning.

Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Performant Financial Corporation(PFMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PFMT) were down 29 percent to $2.20. Performant Financial is expected to release Q1 earnings on May 8.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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

Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Celgene Corporation(CELG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
    Genesis Energy, L.P
  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Originally published Nov. 17 at 3:41 p.m. EDT

    The consideration of the contrary has been a theme all week. And here in ” Don’t Run With the Crowd: Embrace the Contrary.”   Miami madness (of a real estate kind)   Mark Grant is scared by our currency’s strength.   Danielle on scenarios.   Boockvar to subscriber Bad Golfer!   JC Penney ( JCP) short puts–a 100% win. (Shorting options frequently ends differently!)   Just say no to closed-end muni-bond funds.   DRYS is all wet.   Could iPhone manufacturing be coming back home?   On inflation breakevens–a picture that speaks volumes.   The market moved higher from the “get go”–in large measure it seems to be a response to the better economic data this morning.   At 3 p.m. stocks were near the day’s highs.   I shorted The Cisco Kid last night. Sticking with this short rental. I added to my ProShares UltraShort S&P500 ETF ( SDS) long (growing ever larger). My net short exposure–is now between small and medium-sized at the close. The U.S. dollar, as discussed above, continued to rip higher against the euro. I am concerned. Mark Grant is concerned. The market is not concerned. The price of crude oil (down $0.20) settled lower after yesterday’s robust gains. Gold fell $9 as it continues to break down–closing in on $1,200. Ag commodities: wheat up $0.07, corn up $0.04, soybeans up $0.05 and oats up $0.02. Lumber up $7 following the big housing number this morning. Bonds schmeissed … iShares Barclays 2

  • [By Keith Speights]

    That’s a pretty good definition of leadership, but it’s not an easy one to accomplish. However, the CEOs of Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG), Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH), General Electric (NYSE:GE), MasterCard (NYSE:MA), and Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) have been able to achieve this translation very well.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Smart investors will be ready to take advantage of a market pullback, whenever it comes and offers discount prices on great stocks. Three drug stocks appear to be excellent choices to buy on a dip: AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), Allergan (NYSE:AGN), and Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG). Here’s why.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    After years of rising and falling in tandem, the biotech sector is all about stock picking now. Credit Suisse analyst Alethia Young and team, for instance, upgraded Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN), and added Celgene (CELG) to its Focus List today. But Amgen (AMGN) wasn’t so lucky as Young cut it to Neutral from Outperform. She explains why:

Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Vermillion, Inc.(VRML)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alex McGuire]

    Here’s a list of the top 10 penny stocks to watch in March, which includes the biggest gainers last month…

    Penny StockCurrent Stock PriceFebruary 2017 ReturnZosano Pharma Corp. (Nasdaq: ZSAN)$2.56+123.3%Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: BLPH)$1.25+113.8%Peregrine Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: PPHM)$0.59+101.7%Galectin Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: GALT)$1.79+91.9%Bioanalytical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BASI)$1.58+90.6%CymaBay Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CBAY)$3.50+89.8%Vermillion Inc. (Nasdaq: VRML)$2.56+86.3%Naked Brand Group Inc.(Nasdaq:NAKD)$2.16+76%Eyegate Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: EYEG)$2.63+73.9%Benitec Biopharma Ltd. (Nasdaq ADR: BNTC)$2.60+59.9%

    The best-performing penny stock – Zosano Pharma Corp. – soared an incredible 123.3% from Feb. 1 to Feb. 28. To put those gains into perspective, that’s more than five times the S&P 500’s 23% climb in the last 12 months.

Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Transdigm Group Incorporated(TDG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    TransDigm Group (TDG) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after beating earnings and sales forecasts.

    Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

    TransDigm gained 6.5% to $245.88 today, while the S&P 500 finished little changed at2,293.08.

    TransDigm reported a profit of $2.57, beating forecasts for$2.47, on sales of $814 million, topping the Street consensus for $804.5 million.

    TransDigm’s market capitalization rose to $13.1 billion today from $12.3 billion yesterday.

  • [By Mitchell Clark]

     This firm is not a household name. This Cleveland-based company, in the aerospace parts business, has approximately $12.0 billion in market capitalization on the stock market.

    TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG) doesn’t pay a regular dividend, but often pays out one-time, special dividends. In the past, they’ve been pretty hefty.

    Selling pumps, motors, power systems, and basically anything you can image that’s part of an aircraft, TDG’s been growing its financial results at a good clip.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    TransDigm Group (TDG) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after Citron Research doubled down on its assertion that the company is a manufacturing version of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX).

    Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

    TransDigm Groupdropped 4.2% to $231.37, while the S&P 500 rose 0.3% to 2,372.60.

    From Citron’s report on TransDigm:

    Citron predicts that after this report makes its rounds, TransDigms (NYSE:TDG) days of exploiting and deceiving the Federal Government are numbered.

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals has recently hit prices lower than some ever thought was imaginable. As Citron observes today, at $12 per share, that stock is down over 95% from its highs just months prior to Citrons reporting on Philidor. The questions then turn to: How did so many smart people get it so wrong? and When could this possibly happen again?”

    While we are sure there will be many books written on these questions, we can narrow it down to a small checklist. The smart money got Valeant wrong by:

    Disregarding a roiling political climate disrupting “business as
    usual” Underestimating the financial frailty of a roll up Discounting the dangers of a small customer base (PBMs) Putting too much trust in the companys CEO…

    All points in the above checklist apply directly to TransDigm.

    TransDigm Group’s market capitalization fell to $12.2 billion today from $12.8 billion yesterday. It reported net income of $583 million on sales of $3.2 billion in 2016.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    TransDigm (TDG) sunk to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after its earnings topped the Street consensus but its guidance disappointed.

    Shares of TransDigm fell 7.1% to $$252.96 today, while the S&P 500 finished little changed.

    TransDigm reported a profit of $3.29 a share, better than the $3.20 expect by analysts, on sales of$875.2 million, below forecasts for $884.26 million. Worse still, the airplane-part manufacturer said it would earn $11.84 to $12.12 a share in fiscal 2017, below forecasts for$12.80.

    TransDigm’s market cap fell to $13.5 billion today, from $14.5 billion on Friday.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Transdigm Group Inc. (NYSE: TDG) had a director at the company step in and buy stock in a big way last week. That director purchased a total of 91,000 shares of the stock at prices ranging from $247.16 to $247.89. The total for the trade came in near $22.7 million.The company designs, produces and supplies aircraft components in the United States. Its stock closed trading last Friday at $251.488.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway were big buyers this week, as they added shares of aircraft components maker Transdigm Group Inc. (NYSE: TDG), forwhich they also serve as a director. Berkshire Hathaway bought 104,967 shares of the stock at prices that ranged from $231.18 to $234.40 per share. The total for the trade came in at a massive $25 million. The shares closed trading last Friday at $240.05, so the timing looks good. The 52-week trading range for the stock is $214.65 to $294.38. The Wall Street consensus price target is pegged at $295.24.

Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: CVD Equipment Corporation(CVV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Wednesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap materials and coatings stock CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ: CVV) as a short/bearish trade:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    At the beginning of the week, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedsmall cap industrial machinery stock CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ: CVV) as a long/bullish trade:

Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Rackspace Hosting Inc(RAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE: RAX) reported better-than-expected earnings for the first quarter, but the company missed analysts’ sales estimates. Rackspace shares dropped 7.72 percent to $20.80 in the after-hours trading session.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now

If you're like most investors, you've been led to believe that it's impossible to earn large amounts of investment income without taking big risks.   This idea – which you'll hear from many financial advisors and brokers – is simply wrong.   It is possible to earn double-digit annual yields on your money – safely – by selling options.   So why doesn't everyone use this strategy to earn consistent income streams? Below, you'll find the five common objections I've heard from readers or that I've found on the Internet… and my responses to them.   REASON NO. 1: Option-selling strategies like covered calls are too risky. You'll earn 5% in premiums, but if the stock falls 25%, you're still down big!   This objection is 100% valid. The way most people approach covered calls is risky. (If you're unfamiliar with covered calls, I encourage you to read this essay.) These folks buy risky stocks because risky, volatile stocks typically offer larger cash premiums than safe, stable blue chips. But most people end up losing on risky covered-call positions because their stocks fall in value.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Popular, Inc.(BPOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We believe investors should continue to own three types of bank stocks: “Return of Capital (RC) Stocks”, “Risk On (RO) Stocks”, and “Multiple Revaluation (MR) Stocks.” RC stocks include M&T Bank (MTB), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), and SunTrust Banks (STI); RO stocks include Bank of America, Popular (BPOP), Citigroup, JPMorgan, and KeyCorp (KEY); and MR stocks include BB&T (BBT) and PNC Financial Services Group (PNC).

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Founded in 1893, mid cap Popular Inc (NASDAQ: BPOP) is the leading banking institution by both assets and deposits in Puerto Rico and ranks among the top 50 U.S. banks by assets. Popular provides retail, mortgage and commercial banking services through its principal banking subsidiary, Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, as well as auto and equipment leasing and financing, investment banking, broker-dealer and insurance services through specialized subsidiaries. In the United States, Popular has established a community-banking franchise providing a broad range of financial services and products with branches in New York, New Jersey and Florida under the name of Popular Community Bank.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Timberland Bancorp Inc.(TSBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Timberland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSBK) declared a None dividend on Tuesday, April 24th, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Friday, May 11th will be paid a dividend of 0.23 per share by the savings and loans company on Friday, May 25th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.61%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 10th.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Vanguard Value ETF (VTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC bought a new stake in Vanguard Value ETF (NYSEARCA:VTV) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 3,421 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $353,000.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Performant Financial Corporation(PFMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PFMT) were down 29 percent to $2.20. Performant Financial is expected to release Q1 earnings on May 8.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Tobira Therapeutics, Inc.(TBRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Allergan (NYSE: AGN) acquired Akarna Therapeutics global rights to AKN-083 for up-front payment of $50 million. This came just hours after Allergan bought Tobira Therapeutics (NASDAQ: TBRA) for upfront Payment of $28.35 share in cash, up to $49.84 per share in CVRs.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Compass Diversified Holdings(CODI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Compass Diversified Holdings (CODI) seeks to invest in manufacturing, distribution, consumer products, and business services sectors.

    One thing I like about Compass is its strict definitions of its acquisition strategy. They have a six-step process of identifying companies to acquire that reads simply, but has lead to astounding success.