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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Qutoutiao’s (NASDAQ:QTT) stock more than doubled from its offering price on its first trading day on Sept. 14, making it the best-performing IPO of the year. The Chinese news aggregator app maker priced its shares at $7, but its stock closed at  nearly $16 on the first day. However, the stock subsequently gave up most of those gains and tumbled back to about $9. Should investors buy the pullback, or sit this one out?

How is Qutoutiao growing?

Qutoutiao, which means “Fun Headlines,” is China’s second-largest mobile news and video aggregator in terms of monthly active users (MAUs) and daily active users (DAUs). The platform serves 48.8 million MAUs and 17.1 million DAUs, who reportedly spend an average of 56 minutes on the app per day.

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Black Hills Corporation(BKH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Black Hills (NYSE:BKH) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 8, 2019 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Black Hills (BKH)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Black Hills Corp (NYSE:BKH) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight ratings firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $59.50.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sound Financial Bancorp, Inc.(SFBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Sound Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:SFBC) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sound Financial Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the bank an impact score of 48.1652388082795 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Stilwell Value LLC’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Stilwell+Value+LLC

    These are the top 5 holdings of Stilwell Value LLCOFG Bancorp (OFG) – 1,614,868 shares, 14.1% of the total portfolio. Kingsway Financial Services Inc (KFS) – 3,780,889 shares, 12.63% of the total portfolio. HopFed Bancorp Inc (HFBC) – 627,128 shares, 7.62% of the total portfolio. Alcentra Capital Corp (ABDC) – 1,251,324 shares, 7.27% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 20.66%Sound Financial Bancorp Inc (SFBC) – 228,600 shares, 7.02% of th

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc.(GSBD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Stifel Financial Corp trimmed its position in Goldman Sachs BDC Inc (NYSE:GSBD) by 48.5% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 12,440 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 11,736 shares during the quarter. Stifel Financial Corp’s holdings in Goldman Sachs BDC were worth $238,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News headlines about Goldman Sachs BDC (NYSE:GSBD) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Goldman Sachs BDC earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.3769468004989 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tortoise Energy Infrastructure (NYSE: GSBD) and Goldman Sachs BDC (NYSE:GSBD) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Goldman Sachs BDC (NYSE:GSBD) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $25.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc. is a specialty finance company. The Company invests primarily in telecommunication services, electronic equipment, instruments and components and real estate management and development industries. Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc. is based in NEW YORK, United States. “

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Oak Valley Bancorp (CA)(OVLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ:OVLY) Director H Randolph Holder, Jr. purchased 3,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 18th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $20.00 per share, for a total transaction of $64,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cyanotech Corporation(CYAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cyanotech (NASDAQ:CYAN) issued its earnings results on Monday. The biotechnology company reported ($0.22) earnings per share for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Cyanotech had a net margin of 3.00% and a return on equity of 5.68%. The company had revenue of $7.15 million during the quarter.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Manitex International Inc.(MNTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Miller Industries, Inc.(MLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about Miller Industries (NYSE:MLR) has been trending somewhat negative this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Miller Industries earned a daily sentiment score of -0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the auto parts company an impact score of 46.4626409572006 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Miller Industries (NYSE:MLR) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The auto parts company reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Miller Industries had a net margin of 4.13% and a return on equity of 12.93%. The company had revenue of $176.89 million for the quarter.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Miller Industries Inc  (NYSE:MLR)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 07, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: “Alambic Investment Management L.P. Buys Shares of 16,441 Miller Industries, Inc. (MLR)” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this article on another website, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of U.S. and international copyright legislation. The original version of this article can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4205314/alambic-investment-management-l-p-buys-shares-of-16441-miller-industries-inc-mlr.html.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Matrix Service Company(MTRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Matrix Service (NASDAQ:MTRX) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Matrix Service (NASDAQ:MTRX) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallSep. 11, 2018 10:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Matrix Service Co (NASDAQ:MTRX) CEO John R. Hewitt sold 17,816 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.25, for a total transaction of $342,958.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 261,213 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,028,350.25. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: National Grid Transco, PLC(NGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Reaves W H & Co. Inc. lessened its holdings in National Grid plc (NYSE:NGG) by 15.3% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 275,481 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 49,687 shares during the period. Reaves W H & Co. Inc.’s holdings in National Grid were worth $15,546,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CNX Midstream Partners (NYSE: CNXM) and National Grid (NYSE:NGG) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Anders Bylund, Timothy Green, and Brian Feroldi]

    So we asked a few Motley Fool contributors to share some alternatives to GM’s attractive dividend yields. Read on to see why our panelists recommended Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI), National Grid (NYSE:NGG), and AT&T (NYSE:T).

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    National Grid (NYSE:NGG) has been about as solid of a dividend investment as any investor could ask for over the past decade. The company is the epitome of utility stocks as its regulated electricity and natural gas transmission businesses bear almost no commodity price or power-generation risk. For investors, the trade-off for that stability has been a rather slow rate of growth. 

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Plains All American Pipeline L.P.(PAA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 5, 2019 5:00 p.m. ET

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  • [By Tyler Crowe, Matthew DiLallo, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Fortunately for those looking at these attractive valuations, oil’s end-of-days scenario is likely a ways down the road. So we asked three Fool.com contributors to highlight a stock they see in the oil industry right now that looks attractive. Here’s why they picked Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA), Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC), and Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP). 

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The past couple of years have been challenging for oil pipeline MLP Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA). Lower oil prices cut deeply into the company’s earnings and cash flow, putting pressure on its balance sheet. However, the company has undertaken several strategic initiatives in recent quarters to overcome those issues, which finally started paying dividends in the first quarter.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    One of the biggest near-term opportunities has been in the Permian Basin where pipeline companies are building infrastructure as fast as they can. Plains All American Pipelines (NYSE:PAA) currently has $2.6 billion of oil-related infrastructure under construction, including two much-needed oil pipelines out of the Permian. Those projects position the company to grow its earnings at a double-digit annual pace through 2019. In addition to that, the company has other growth opportunities in the works, including a proposed oil pipeline in the Permian via a partnership with ExxonMobil.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    One oil midstream company that meets all these criteria is Plains All American Pipelines (NYSE:PAA). While the oil pipeline MLP did struggle during the recent oil market downturn, it’s working to address those issues, which positions it to deliver better returns for investors in the coming years. Among the problems it’s fixing is its balance sheet, with Plains’ aim to get its leverage ratio to less than 4.0 times by early next year. Meanwhile, the company has invested heavily in strengthening its portfolio of fee-bearing assets so that long-term contracts now support 90% of its earnings. Finally, Plains only expects to pay out about 60% of its cash flow to support its high-yield dividend in 2018, which is an ultra-conservative level for an oil pipeline stock.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019

Clean energy stocks are still the best energy stocks to own right now, despite President Donald Trump pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord. In fact, renewable energy production will see over 100% growth by 2025.

To help investors find the right renewable energy stocks, we’re giving Money Morning readers our top clean energy stock pick today…

Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says the United States might be pulling out of the climate agreement, but that won’t stop renewable energy from being crucial to meeting the global demand for energy.

Moors says the climate agreement was non-binding and voluntary, so the United States’ decision to leave it won’t change much. A more significant development is President Trump’s attempt to end the “Clean Power Plan,” an Obama-era initiative to promote clean energy, because it’s currently America’s policy instead of a non-binding agreement.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: BioLineRx Ltd.(BLRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    BioLine Rx Ltd. (Nasdaq: BLRX) has the cheapest share price of the three stocks on this list.

    Currently trading at $1.16 per share, this Israel-based company focuses on developing therapeutics for a range of medical needs, including serious cardiac issues, liver fibrosis, pain management, cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation(KS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    Several research analysts have issued reports on the company. Deutsche Bank cut Kapstone from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $35.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Thursday, February 8th. ValuEngine raised Kapstone from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised Kapstone from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Citigroup reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $26.00 price target on shares of Kapstone in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut Kapstone from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Kapstone currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.17.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp. (NYSE:KS) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders acquired 1,489 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 2,227% compared to the typical daily volume of 64 put options.

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Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sound Financial Bancorp, Inc.(SFBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Sound Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:SFBC) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sound Financial Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the bank an impact score of 48.1652388082795 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Stilwell Value LLC’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Stilwell+Value+LLC

    These are the top 5 holdings of Stilwell Value LLCOFG Bancorp (OFG) – 1,614,868 shares, 14.1% of the total portfolio. Kingsway Financial Services Inc (KFS) – 3,780,889 shares, 12.63% of the total portfolio. HopFed Bancorp Inc (HFBC) – 627,128 shares, 7.62% of the total portfolio. Alcentra Capital Corp (ABDC) – 1,251,324 shares, 7.27% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 20.66%Sound Financial Bancorp Inc (SFBC) – 228,600 shares, 7.02% of th

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.(ESIO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Electro Scientific Industries (NASDAQ:ESIO) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Friday morning.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about Electro Scientific Industries (NASDAQ:ESIO) has been trending positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Electro Scientific Industries earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 48.1496069802222 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Advent Claymore Convertible Securities and Income Fund(AVK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Advent Claymore Convertible Sec & Inc Fd (NYSE:AVK) insider Tracy V. Maitland purchased 50,000 shares of Advent Claymore Convertible Sec & Inc Fd stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 6th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $15.68 per share, for a total transaction of $784,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 12,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $188,160. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Saba Capital Management L.P. lessened its stake in Advent Claymore Convertible Sec & Inc Fd (NYSE:AVK) by 91.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 25,101 shares of the investment management company’s stock after selling 255,542 shares during the period. Saba Capital Management L.P. owned 0.11% of Advent Claymore Convertible Sec & Inc Fd worth $384,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Advent Claymore Convertible Sec & Inc Fd (NYSE:AVK) VP Tony Huang bought 2,066 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 5th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $15.66 per share, for a total transaction of $32,353.56. Following the completion of the acquisition, the vice president now directly owns 7,100 shares in the company, valued at $111,186. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019

Uranium has been back in the news lately, not only due to its relationship with geopolitical maneuvering concerning nuclear weapons, but also as a necessary commodity in the global quest for clean, renewable energy.

The United States is the world’s largest producer of nuclear power, accounting for more than 30% of worldwide nuclear generation of electricity. While there has been little growth in new reactors being built in the last quarter century, the increasing demand for clean energy worldwide is sparking a demand for uranium to be enriched as nuclear fuel. Companies that mine and produce uranium, like Azincourt Uranium, Inc. (OTC: AZURF), are seeing the commodity investment market take a renewed interest in them, with uranium spot prices trending upward in the first quarter of 2017.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Cheniere Energy, Inc.(LNG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Take, for example, Cheniere Energy Partners and Cheniere Energy, the clear standouts here. These two are front and center in the effort to export U.S. natural gas. Cheniere Energy Partners owns and operates Sabine Pass, one of the first liquified natural gas (LNG) export facilities to get up and running in the United States. It started operations in late 2016, ramping up the facility through 2017 and 2018. Revenues have basically exploded higher after years of spending to build the Sabine Pass LNG export facility.     

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Carl Icahn’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Carl+Icahn

    These are the top 5 holdings of Carl IcahnIcahn Enterprises LP (IEP) – 166,393,350 shares, 48.97% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 5.38%CVR Energy Inc (CVI) – 71,198,718 shares, 10.91% of the total portfolio. Herbalife Nutrition Ltd (HLF) – 35,227,904 shares, 7.84% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 22.99%Cheniere Energy Inc (LNG) – 23,680,490 shares, 6.39% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 27.54%Freeport-McMoRan

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cheniere Energy, Inc, an energy company, engages in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) related businesses in the United States. The company operates in two segments, LNG Terminal Business, and LNG and Natural Gas Marketing. It owns and operates Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana; and Corpus Christi LNG terminal near Corpus Christi, Texas.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Sound Financial Bancorp, Inc.(SFBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Sound Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:SFBC) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sound Financial Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the bank an impact score of 48.1652388082795 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Stilwell Value LLC’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Stilwell+Value+LLC

    These are the top 5 holdings of Stilwell Value LLCOFG Bancorp (OFG) – 1,614,868 shares, 14.1% of the total portfolio. Kingsway Financial Services Inc (KFS) – 3,780,889 shares, 12.63% of the total portfolio. HopFed Bancorp Inc (HFBC) – 627,128 shares, 7.62% of the total portfolio. Alcentra Capital Corp (ABDC) – 1,251,324 shares, 7.27% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 20.66%Sound Financial Bancorp Inc (SFBC) – 228,600 shares, 7.02% of th

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(LXRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MDGL), Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX), and Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) stocks ranked as especially big winners over the last few days. What lit a fire beneath these stocks — and are they smart picks to buy now? Here’s what you need to know.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wedbush reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) in a research note issued to investors on Monday morning. The brokerage currently has a $42.00 price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (LXRX)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Aperio Group LLC increased its position in shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LXRX) by 49.5% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 19,270 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after buying an additional 6,377 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in Lexicon Pharmaceuticals were worth $165,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Sanofi’s also awaiting an FDA decision on sotagliflozin, a drug it licensed from Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) in 2015 for $300 million up front, up to $430 million in development and regulatory milestones, up to $990 million in specified sales milestones, and tiered, escalating royalties ranging from low double-digit percentages to 40% of net sales. 

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Intelsat S.A.(I)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday morning, the telecommunication services shares rose 2.12 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 4 percent, and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) up 3 percent.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    IntelliPharmaCeutics Intl Inc (NASDAQ:IPCI) (TSE:I)’s share price traded down 17.1% on Monday . The company traded as low as $0.32 and last traded at $0.34. 531,615 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 90% from the average session volume of 280,459 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.41.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares surged 0.58 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 5 percent, and Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) up 2.5 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, the telecommunication services shares rose 1.92 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 4 percent, and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) up 3 percent.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    That’s why today we’ll show you one of our expert recommendations along with the 10 top-performing penny stocks to watch this week…

    Penny Stocks Current Share Price
    (as of Feb. 20) Feb. 12-20 Gain
    (as of Feb. 20)
    POET Technologies Inc. (OTCMKTS: POETF) $0.4165 85.1%
    Finjan Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: FNJN) $2.94 67.05%
    Intelsat SA (NYSE: I) $3.50 38.89%
    Genesis Healthcare Inc. (NYSE: GEN) $1.39 37.62%
    Paringa Resources Ltd. (OTCMKTS: PNGZF) $0.41 32.30%
    CytoDyn Inc. (OTCMKTS: CYDY) $0.76 31.03%
    Iconix Brand Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ICON) $1.65 30.95%
    AMERI Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: AMRH) $2.49 29.69%
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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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