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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now

February 28, 2017: Markets opened lower again Tuesday but neither the Nasdaq Composite nor the S&P 500 index could climb out of the slough of despond. The blue chips did rise into positive territory briefly, but couldn’t hold onto the gains. Among the 11 S&P sectors, only utilities and consumer staples traded above the breakeven line while the losers were consumer discretionary sotcks and materials. WTI crude oil for April delivery settled at $54.01 a barrel, down 4 cents on the day, but up about 2.3% in the month of February. April gold dropped 0.4% on the day to settle at $1,253.90, but posted a gain of about 3.5% for the month. Equities were headed for a lower close shortly before the bell as the DJIA traded down 0.18% for the day, the S&P 500 traded down 0.35%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded down 0.70%.

The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) which traded down 1.58% at $70.61. The stock’s 52-week range is $62.72 to $75.19. Volume was about 30% above the daily average of around 9 million shares. The company had no specific news, but the carnage following Target’s earnings report this morning was not localized to just Target’s stock.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: China BAK Battery Inc.(CBAK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ:MXWL) and CBAK Energy Technology (NASDAQ:CBAK) are both small-cap computer and technology 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 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: NVE Corporation(NVEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. decreased its position in shares of NVE Corp (NASDAQ:NVEC) by 0.7% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 25,332 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 170 shares during the quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc.’s holdings in NVE were worth $2,218,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NVE (NASDAQ:NVEC) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NVE Co. (NASDAQ:NVEC) shares hit a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $105.88 and last traded at $103.80, with a volume of 52 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $104.57.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC increased its holdings in NVE Co. (NASDAQ:NVEC) by 1.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 741,605 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,645 shares during the period. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC owned approximately 15.32% of NVE worth $61,635,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    NVE (NASDAQ:NVEC) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallJul. 18, 2018 4:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc.(ARTW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares jumped 113.5 percent to $0.6737 after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares rose 35.34 percent to close at $3.32.
    Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW) shares gained 30.36 percent to $3.65.
    Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: XTNT) shares jumped 25.6 percent to $7.4701 after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for InTice™-C Porous Titanium Cervical Interbody System.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares surged 20 percent to $2.495.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) surged 17.04 percent to $2.61.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 15 percent to $8.32 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the development of next generation interactive educational activities.
    Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) gained 15 percent to $3.39.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 13.7 percent to $49.64. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    FRONTEO, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTEO) shares rose 11.8 percent to $20.956.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares jumped 11.1 percent to $3.38.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) rose 10.6 percent to $7.41.
    NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) shares gained 9 percent to $2.32.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) rose 7.6 percent to $24.19. Northcoast Research upgraded Kelly Services from Neutral to Buy.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares climbed 5.6 percent to $33.70. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX) gained 5.5 percent to $32.56. KeyBanc upgraded Alteryx from Sector Weight to Overweight.
    Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Destination Maternity Corporation(DEST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHCI) shares surged 115.8 percent to $4.3591. Comstock reported conversion of the majority of its unsecured, short-term debt into non-convertible preferred equity.
    Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBOT) jumped 38.2 percent to $3.0251 after the company disclosed that it achieved robust viral clearance for its manufacturing process.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) surged 26.7 percent to $61.40 after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) rose 18.9 percent to $2.58.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares gained 17.8 percent to $22.8009.
    The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) shares gained 17.5 percent to $21.07 after the company posted better-than-expected first-quarter results.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) rose 15.9 percent to $3.3613.
    Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ: DEST) shares gained 15.5 percent to $3.35 after the board announced late Wednesday the election of four activist-backed director nominees. Three women and one man comprise the selected group championed by NGM Capital’s Nathan Miller and Kenosis Capital’s Peter O’Malley. Destination Maternity had advocated for another slate of three men and interim CEO Melissa Payner-Gregor. The new directors are Holly Alden, Marla Ryan, Anne-Charlotte Windal and Christopher Morgan.
    AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXTI) rose 15 percent to $7.65.
    nLIGHT, Inc. (NASDAQ: LASR) gained 14.5 percent to $34.27 following Q1 results.
    Achieve Life Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHV) rose 14.3 percent to $11.4303.
    Bilibili Inc.. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares climbed 13.9 percent to $14.16 after announcing Q1 results.
    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BW) gained 13.2 percent to $2.91 after an amended 13D filing from Steel Partners Holdings shows a raised stake in the company from 6.99 million shares to 29.98 million shares, or a 17.8 percent stake.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) gained 13.1
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHCI) shares climbed 154.95 percent to close at $5.15 on Thursday. Comstock reported conversion of the majority of its unsecured, short-term debt into non-convertible preferred equity.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) jumped 33.45 percent to close at $3.87.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) gained 29.72 percent to close at $62.85 after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares rose 22.93 percent to close at $23.80.
    nLIGHT, Inc. (NASDAQ: LASR) jumped 21.52 percent to close at $36.37 following Q1 results.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) gained 20.28 percent to close at $2.61.
    The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) shares rose 19.57 percent to close at $21.45 after the company posted better-than-expected first-quarter results.
    AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXTI) gained 18.8 percent to close at $7.90.
    Catasys, Inc. (NASDAQ: CATS) rose 16.33 percent to close at $6.41.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) rose 15.68 percent to close at $23.09 on Thursday.
    Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNS) climbed 15.11 percent to close at $6.02 on Thursday after gaining 6.30 percent on Wednesday. Baird initiated coverage on Marinus Pharmaceuticals with an Outperform rating.
    Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ: DEST) shares rose 14.48 percent to close at $3.32 after the board announced late Wednesday the election of four activist-backed director nominees. Three women and one man comprise the selected group championed by NGM Capital’s Nathan Miller and Kenosis Capital’s Peter O’Malley. Destination Maternity had advocated for another slate of three men and interim CEO Melissa Payner-Gregor. The new directors are Holly Alden, Marla Ryan, Anne-Charlotte Windal and Christopher Morgan.
    China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF) gained 11.53 percent to close at $3.29 after announcing preliminary Q1 results.
    Bilibili Inc.. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares rose 11.33 pe
  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are last week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
     Ambow Education Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: AMBO) $5.70 77.11%
    Nano Dimension (Nasdaq: NNDM) $2.61 75.11%
    Destination Maternity Corp. (Nasdaq: DEST) $5.79 71.84%
    CLPS Inc. (Nasdaq: CLPS) $9.72 71.15%
    NII Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: NIHD) $3.20 56.33%
    Viveve Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: VIVE) $3.78 51.98%
    Galectin Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: GALT) $9.18 41.82%
    Apricus Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: APRI) $0.36 34.70%
    Polymet Mining Corp. (NYSE: PLM) $1.01 31.13%
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: XENE) $8.20 28.46%

    Many investors struggle with finding stocks with this sort of breakout potential because they don’t know where to look.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ: DEST) shares were also up, gaining 15 percent to $3.343 after the board announced late Wednesday the election of four activist-backed director nominees. Three women and one man comprise the selected group championed by NGM Capital’s Nathan Miller and Kenosis Capital’s Peter O’Malley. Destination Maternity had advocated for another slate of three men and interim CEO Melissa Payner-Gregor. The new directors are Holly Alden, Marla Ryan, Anne-Charlotte Windal and Christopher Morgan.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cato (NYSE: CATO) and Destination Maternity (NASDAQ:DEST) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A.(GOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA (NYSE:GOL) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the six analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $8.67.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Evercore Partners Inc(EVR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    EVRAZ plc (LON:EVR)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as GBX 578 ($7.53) and last traded at GBX 578 ($7.53), with a volume of 1513584 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at GBX 568.20 ($7.40).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Shire plc(SHPG)

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    Shire plc (SHPG) climbed to the top of the FTSE 100, rising 2.77% to 3,689 pence on reports that Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. (TKPYY) had spoken to major creditors about loans to finance a possible bid for the rare-disease specialist. An offer, which has to made by April 25, under U.K. takeover law, could top $40 billion. The company’s American Depository Receipts stocks were up 3% in premarket trading. 

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Alcoa Corp (NYSE: AA) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and raised its FY18 adjusted EBITDA outlook.
    Takada offered to buy Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) at £46.50 per share, Reuters reported.
    Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. (NASDAQOTH:TKPYY) announced late last month its interest in making an offer to acquire Shire (NASDAQ:SHPG), and according to Shire, Takeda has followed through with three separate bids. So far, Shire’s board of directors has rejected the offers as inadequate, but that doesn’t mean another offer won’t convince them otherwise. It’s unclear if Takeda will make yet another bid, or when it might do so. But even if it doesn’t, a deal could still be struck.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Ireland’s Shire Plc. (Nasdaq: SHPG) develops medications for rare diseases and disorders, often for tremendous profits.

    The company’s ADHD treatment, Vyvanse, generated $2 billion in revenue last year while its hemophilia treatment brought in almost $3 billion in revenue. Meanwhile, the angioedema treatments brought in more than $1.4 billion.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Eaton Vance Management lessened its position in shares of Shire (NASDAQ:SHPG) by 14.2% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 34,102 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 5,638 shares during the period. Eaton Vance Management’s holdings in Shire were worth $5,094,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By ]

    Allergan’s (NYSE: AGN) recent decision to back out of a bidding war for Shire (Nasdaq: SHPG) gives me new confidence in the company. While the acquisition could have given Allergan a diversified rare-disease portfolio of drugs, it would have meant a debt-binging acquisition and I’m always hesitant around the ‘winner’ of bidding wars.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Stepan Company(SCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Several research analysts have weighed in on SCL shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Stepan from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $82.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, January 1st. ValuEngine raised Stepan from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, February 4th. Stifel Nicolaus started coverage on Stepan in a research report on Monday, December 10th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $94.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Seaport Global Securities reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $95.00 price objective on shares of Stepan in a research report on Monday, November 5th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $74.50.

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    Stepan Company Profile

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shawcor Ltd (TSE:SCL) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 9th, Zacks reports. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 20th will be given a dividend of 0.15 per share on Friday, August 31st. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.16%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 17th.

  • [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 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.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sociall (CURRENCY:SCL) traded down 8.5% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 0:00 AM E.T. on June 10th. During the last seven days, Sociall has traded 24.1% lower against the US dollar. Sociall has a total market capitalization of $2.31 million and $3,076.00 worth of Sociall was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Sociall token can now be purchased for approximately $0.14 or 0.00002034 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC, Mercatox, Bancor Network and YoBit.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Castlight Health, inc.(CSLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Zendesk (NYSE: ZEN) and Castlight Health (NYSE:CSLT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Shares of Castlight Health (NYSE:CSLT) closed up 24% on Friday following the release of solid fourth-quarter earnings after the closing bell on Thursday. The results beat management’s expectations with the company posting $7.5 million in cash flow from operations during the fourth quarter, the first cash-flow-positive quarter in Castlight’s history.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Castlight Health (CSLT)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Castlight Health Inc (NYSE:CSLT) has been given an average rating of “Buy” by the eight ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $5.56.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Gagnon Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Castlight Health Inc (NYSE:CSLT) by 29.7% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 1,169,056 shares of the software maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 267,662 shares during the period. Castlight Health makes up approximately 3.1% of Gagnon Advisors LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 17th largest position. Gagnon Advisors LLC’s holdings in Castlight Health were worth $4,968,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Briggs & Stratton Corporation(BGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcriber]

    Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG)Q4 2018 Briggs & Stratton Corp Earnings CallAug. 16, 2018, 2 p.m. EDT

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

    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Briggs & Stratton Co. (NYSE:BGG) traded up 2.1% during mid-day trading on Wednesday following a stronger than expected earnings report. The company traded as high as $18.55 and last traded at $17.96. 23,269 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 92% from the average session volume of 306,585 shares. The stock had previously closed at $18.34.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Briggs & Stratton (BGG)

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now

If you’re looking for tips on how to make money with penny stocks today, we have one tip that can help you find the safest companies to invest in.

Investing in penny stocks is popular for one big reason: The shares are inexpensive, usually below $5, so you can quickly make triple-digit profits. Biotech penny stock Oncobiologics Inc. (Nasdaq: ONS) soared from $0.87 to $1.89 between Aug. 31 and Sept. 11. That’s a 117.2% gain in just six sessions.

But penny stocks can be risky if they rally for the wrong reasons…

VideoThe 3 Best Strategies for Trading Penny Stocks Today

For example, Cynk Technology Corp. (OTCMKTS: CYNK) surged a mind-blowing 24,900% in just two months, from May to July 2014. But by September that year, CYNK stock had crashed to just $0.20 per share. This aroused the suspicion of the SEC since the company claimed to operate a social media network that nobody had ever heard of.

The SEC eventually determined that Cynk was a shell company with zero assets, zero revenue, and just one employee. The stock’s meteoric rise and fall was found to be a pump-and-dump scam operated by a stock promoter named Gregg Mulholland. In February, he was sentenced to 12 years in jail for his role in the scam.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Stewart Information Services Corporation(STC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sangoma Technologies (CVE:STC) has been assigned a C$2.00 price objective by investment analysts at Acumen Capital in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Acumen Capital’s target price suggests a potential upside of 70.94% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    StarChain (CURRENCY:STC) traded 1.1% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on September 4th. StarChain has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $199,071.00 worth of StarChain was traded on exchanges in the last day. One StarChain token can currently be bought for about $0.0119 or 0.00000162 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. Over the last seven days, StarChain has traded up 29% against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Horizon Technology Finance Corporation(HRZN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Horizon Tech Finance (NASDAQ:HRZN) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Tuesday.

    HRZN has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Maxim Group reissued a buy rating and issued a $12.00 target price on shares of Horizon Tech Finance in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. National Securities reaffirmed a neutral rating and set a $11.00 price target on shares of Horizon Tech Finance in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. TheStreet downgraded Horizon Tech Finance from a b- rating to a c rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Horizon Tech Finance from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $12.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, March 22nd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $11.20.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Horizon Tech Finance (NASDAQ: HRZN) and Invesco Van Kmpn Calf Vl Mncpl Incm Trst (NYSE:VCV) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    $7.15 Million in Sales Expected for Horizon Tech Finance (HRZN) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) $0.26 Earnings Per Share Expected for Horizon Tech Finance (HRZN) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Fintech Needs to Show B2B Some Love (paymentsjournal.com) ICEYE Raises $34M in Series B Financing and Confirms Nine Satellite Launches by End of 2019 (pilotonline.com)

    HRZN stock traded up $0.04 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $10.01. The stock had a trading volume of 425 shares, compared to its average volume of 73,887. Horizon Tech Finance has a twelve month low of $9.66 and a twelve month high of $11.88. The stock has a market cap of $115.37 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.36 and a beta of 0.81.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Horizon Technology Finance Corp (NASDAQ:HRZN) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $11.00.

  • [By ]

    At the top, Horizon Tech Finance (Nasdaq: HRZN) has one of the more asset-rich balance sheets in the group. The business development company makes loans to private tech and life sciences outfits in need of capital. Since 2004, Horizon has invested $1.2 billion in loans to 200 carefully-screened borrowers.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Compass Horizon Funding Co. (NASDAQ:HRZN) Director Elaine A. Sarsynski acquired 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 7th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $10.00 per share, for a total transaction of $30,000.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 5,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $50,000. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Huntsman Corporation(HUN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Karp Capital Management Corp lifted its stake in shares of Huntsman Corp (NYSE:HUN) by 299.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 66,760 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 50,045 shares during the period. Karp Capital Management Corp’s holdings in Huntsman were worth $1,953,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Huntsman Co. (NYSE:HUN) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seventeen ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $36.50.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System cut its stake in Huntsman Co. (NYSE:HUN) by 2.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 331,289 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 7,276 shares during the quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System owned about 0.14% of Huntsman worth $9,690,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    Huntsman Corp  (NYSE:HUN)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 12, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Citigroup downgraded shares of Huntsman (NYSE:HUN) from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note released on Monday morning, Marketbeat reports. Citigroup currently has $30.00 price objective on the basic materials company’s stock, down from their previous price objective of $43.00.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Revlon, Inc.(REV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Debra G. Perelman was named president and chief executive officer of troubled cosmetics company Revlon Inc. (NYSE: REV). Her father, Ronald O. Perelman owns, via holding company MacAndrews & Forbes, 84.7% of Revlon’s shares and has controlled the company since 1985. It would seem, across the entire industry, there must be better-qualified candidates.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Revlon (NYSE:REV) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Nomad Foods Limited (NYSE: NOMD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $656.43 million.
    AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $720.14 million.
    Magna International Inc. (NYSE: MGA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.7 per share on revenue of $10.11 billion.
    Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $2.12 billion.
    Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $5.78 billion.
    Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $255.60 million.
    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $457.67 million.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $691.18 million.
    Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $1.32 billion.
    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $10.14 billion.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.
    NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $332.93 million.
    World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.94 per share on revenue of $147.32 million.
    MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE: MMS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $616.04 million.
    Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CH
  • [By Max Byerly]

    An issue of Revlon Inc (NYSE:REV) bonds fell 2% as a percentage of their face value during trading on Thursday. The high-yield debt issue has a 5.75% coupon and will mature on February 15, 2021. The debt is now trading at $80.50 and was trading at $84.88 one week ago. Price moves in a company’s bonds in credit markets often anticipate parallel moves in its share price.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about Revlon (NYSE:REV) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Revlon earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 47.276202232048 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cincinnati Financial Corporation(CINF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    WealthPLAN Partners LLC grew its holdings in Cincinnati Financial Co. (NASDAQ:CINF) by 45.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 33,842 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 10,584 shares during the quarter. WealthPLAN Partners LLC’s holdings in Cincinnati Financial were worth $2,513,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    James River Group (NASDAQ: JRVR) and Cincinnati Financial (NASDAQ:CINF) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and valuation.

  • [By ]

    Insurance company Cincinnati Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: CINF) defied the Great Recession and stayed healthy throughout. The insurance company raised its book value per share by 17 percent in 2017, and even paid a special dividend in late 2017 due to the company’s equity portfolio appreciation exceeding expectations.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: ImmuCell Corporation(ICCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ImmuCell Co. (NASDAQ:ICCC) Director David Scott Tomsche purchased 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 16th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $6.67 per share, with a total value of $20,010.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ImmuCell (NASDAQ:ICCC) released its quarterly earnings results on Monday. The biotechnology company reported ($0.04) earnings per share for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. ImmuCell had a negative net margin of 1.61% and a negative return on equity of 0.79%.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Armstrong World Industries Inc(AWI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Armstrong World Industries Inc (NYSE:AWI) insider Valueact Capital Master Fund, sold 30,000 shares of Armstrong World Industries stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.11, for a total transaction of $2,103,300.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AptarGroup (NYSE: ATR) and Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) are both mid-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    The move can be put down to an improvement in sentiment toward the homebuilding products sector. After all, Beacon Roofing Supply (NASDAQ:BECN) gained 15%, while other housing stocks in the sector, such as ceilings company Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) and plumbing products company Masco (NYSE:MAS), also went up by double digits in the month.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Fulton Financial Corporation(FULT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Fulton Financial (NASDAQ:FULT) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

    Global Blood Therapeutics (NASDAQ:GBT) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $52.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company which is engaged in discovering, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics to treat grievous blood-based disorders. Its product candidate consists of GBT440 is an oral, once-daily prophylactic therapy for sickle cell disease which is in clinical trial. The company in addition to GBT is involved in research and development activities targeted hypoxemic pulmonary disorders, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and hereditary angioedema. Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. is based in South San Francisco, California. “

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Fulton Financial (NASDAQ:FULT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 17th. The bank reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $208.12 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $208.67 million. Fulton Financial had a net margin of 19.05% and a return on equity of 8.20%. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.26 earnings per share. On average, research analysts predict that Fulton Financial Corp will post 1.15 EPS for the current year.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Fulton Financial (FULT)

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Shire plc(SHPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Shire PLC (NASDAQ:SHPG) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have assigned a hold recommendation and twelve have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $208.89.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. (NASDAQOTH:TKPYY) announced late last month its interest in making an offer to acquire Shire (NASDAQ:SHPG), and according to Shire, Takeda has followed through with three separate bids. So far, Shire’s board of directors has rejected the offers as inadequate, but that doesn’t mean another offer won’t convince them otherwise. It’s unclear if Takeda will make yet another bid, or when it might do so. But even if it doesn’t, a deal could still be struck.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Shire Plc. (Nasdaq: SHPG) is an international biotech firm that specializes in developing treatments for rare diseases and chronic conditions.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. on Tuesday reached an agreement to buy Shire PLC (NASDAQ: SHPG), capping a months long battle for control of the European drugmaker and marking the biggest-ever overseas acquisition by a Japanese company: Link $

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    In this episode of The Motley Fool’s Industry Focus: Healthcare, analysts Kristine Harjes and Todd Campbell discuss if the criticism is fair and if athenahealth’s likely to be acquired. Also, they update investors on Takeda’s plan to merge with Shire Plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) in a $62 billion deal and how patience finally paid off for Portola Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PTLA) investors.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.(GCAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

    Get Gain Capital alerts:

    Gain Capital Holdings Inc (GCAP) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Have a grip on these : Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ:HLIT), GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GCAP), Mitcham Industries … (journalfinance.net) Stocks Trending Alert- Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ:CRNT), GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GCAP), Wheeler … (journalfinance.net) Exclusive: FOREX.com Head of Research James Chen jumps to Investopedia (leaprate.com) GAIN Capital’s GetGo app bolsters Performance tab functionalities (financefeeds.com)

    Gain Capital opened at $8.19 on Thursday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The stock has a market capitalization of $369.22 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -40.95, a PEG ratio of 1.45 and a beta of -0.01. Gain Capital has a 12 month low of $5.66 and a 12 month high of $13.26. The company has a current ratio of 1.26, a quick ratio of 1.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Gain Capital (NYSE:GCAP) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

    Galicia Financial Group (NASDAQ:GGAL) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    LSV Asset Management decreased its position in GAIN Capital (NYSE:GCAP) by 3.1% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 410,684 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 13,200 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management’s holdings in GAIN Capital were worth $2,772,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    GAIN Capital (NYSE:GCAP) General Counsel Diego Rotsztain sold 3,184 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.23, for a total value of $26,204.32. Following the completion of the transaction, the general counsel now directly owns 98,663 shares in the company, valued at approximately $811,996.49. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP) Director Alex Goor acquired 1,640 shares of Gain Capital stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 21st. The stock was purchased at an average price of $7.50 per share, with a total value of $12,300.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 53,360 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $400,200. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019

Elliott R. Morss Ph.D. ©All Rights Reserved

Introduction

Politicians in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island have put aside moral and/or addiction concerns over gambling. Instead, they recently asked why all the gambling dollars from their citizens go to the casinos (and governments) in Connecticut and New Jersey. They responded by approving for new gaming facilities in all three states. Below, data on these actions is presented with commentary.

The Current Situation

Table 1 provides gambling revenues and how they have changed since 2007 for northeast US states, with California, Nevada and Macau included as points of reference. The growth in Macau has been truly amazing. And additional facilities continue to be built there. However, as noted in an earlier piece, Japan has just approved a number of new integrated resort casinos. And these can be expected to siphon off some of the gambling from Macau, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia.

Gambling revenues in Nevada, New Jersey, and Connecticut have not recovered from the 2008 global recession caused by the US banking collapse.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: MuniVest Fund, Inc.(MVF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BlackRock MuniVest Fund Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:MVF) declared a monthly dividend on Thursday, September 6th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 14th will be paid a dividend of 0.041 per share by the investment management company on Monday, October 1st. This represents a $0.49 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 13th.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: support.com Inc.(SPRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Support.com (NASDAQ: SPRT) and iPass (NASDAQ:IPAS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Shire plc(SHPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. (NASDAQOTH:TKPYY) announced late last month its interest in making an offer to acquire Shire (NASDAQ:SHPG), and according to Shire, Takeda has followed through with three separate bids. So far, Shire’s board of directors has rejected the offers as inadequate, but that doesn’t mean another offer won’t convince them otherwise. It’s unclear if Takeda will make yet another bid, or when it might do so. But even if it doesn’t, a deal could still be struck.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Shire PLC (NASDAQ:SHPG) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the seventeen research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $208.25.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. moved closer to securing a $64 billion takeover of Shire PLC (NASDAQ: SHPG) after the target said it was willing to recommend that shareholders accept the Japanese firm’s latest proposal and extended a deadline to reach a definitive agreement: Link $

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. is nearing a preliminary agreement to acquire Shire Plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) after the Japanese drugmaker sweetened its roughly $60 billion bid for the biotechnology company, according to people with knowledge of the matter: Link

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shire PLC (NASDAQ:SHPG) has received an average rating of “Buy” from the twenty ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have assigned a hold recommendation and twelve have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $206.80.

  • [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 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Panasonic Corporation (PCRFY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    CBAK is in a very competitive industry, as well as being small relative to its competitors. Among the Company’s competitors are giants like Panasonic (OTCPK:PCRFY) and Samsung (OTC:SSNLF), but overall it faces competition from Japan, Korea, and China. Although CBAK states that “we are able to leverage our low-cost advantage to compete favorably with our competitors”, it is hard to see that being the reality, especially when looking at the above gross margins. Still, the Company may enjoy lower labor costs, since it sources labor locally and apparently it has “higher consistency and safety in product quality, which enables us to compete favorably with local competitors”. But given the greater resources of at least some of its competitors and the constantly evolving dynamics of the industry, competition is surely a risk factor to consider.

  • [By ]

    The production issue for batteries may improve with added input from partner Panasonic (OTCPK:PCRFY). They currently produce battery cells for Tesla in Nevada, and in Japan. At their recent earnings call CEO Kazuhiro Tsuga said they were looking at manufacturing battery cells at a new plant in China in conjunction with Tesla. They also predicted their automation energy business profit would double this year. This can be seen as a vote of confidence in Tesla and a bullish sign for Tesla stock. However, according to reports in the Nikkei Asian Review, there is as yet no definite commitment for a joint venture in China. Panasonic is the world’s largest battery supplier for EV’s.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Panasonic (OTCMKTS:PCRFY) was downgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    JOLED is a company that was established in 2014 by by Japan Display, Sony (NYSE:SNE) and Panasonic (OTCPK:PCRFY). And they are not the only ones:

    During an OLED display Seminar in Korea, UniJet’s CEO Kim Seok-Soon said that new advances in Ink-Jet printing technologies could enable displays that are over 500 PPI – and so make printing a viable technology to produce small and medium-sized OLED panels.

  • [By ]

    However, Panasonic (OTCPK:PCRFY) announced this week that it was happy to consider further investment in the Nevada facility. A similar move in China is not unlikely. Tesla expects to triple its energy storage business this year but its problem has been getting supply to meet the demand. Panasonic’s announcement is probably connected to a very substantial energy storage contract win just announced by the company.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Mattersight Corporation(MATR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 22.6 percent to $3.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 23.2 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) rose 21.2 percent to $5.77 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a deal to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota from Arkoma, Williston Drilling for about $620 million. The company also announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 13.7 percent to $386.00 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Quantenna Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: QTNA) shares rose 12.6 percent to $14.70 in pre-market trading. Quantenna is expected to release Q1 results on April 30..
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 11.1 percent to $37.50 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 10.4 percent to $29.00 in pre-market trading after reporting strong Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) rose 9.8 percent to $250.00 in pre-market trading following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 9.4 percent to $10.62 in pre-market trading as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS) rose 9.1 percent to $7.22 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE: TWO).
    GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) rose 8.3 percent to $4.18 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) shares rose 7.6 percent to $251.2
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Mattersight (NASDAQ: MATR) and Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ebix (NASDAQ: EBIX) and Mattersight (NASDAQ:MATR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) got a boost, shooting up 23 percent to $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by an affiliate of NICE Ltd.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Aethlon Medical, Inc.(AEMD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Aethlon Medical (NASDAQ:AEMD) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Monday.

    Separately, HC Wainwright set a $3.00 price objective on Aethlon Medical and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Aethlon Medical (NASDAQ: AEMD) is one of 23 publicly-traded companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Aethlon Medical to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Aethlon Medical (NASDAQ: AEMD) is one of 23 public companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Aethlon Medical to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Aethlon Medical (NASDAQ: AEMD) is one of 23 public companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Aethlon Medical to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Intrepid Potash, Inc(IPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Wednesday, the materials shares gained 0.17 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI), up 20 percent, and Silgan Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SLGN), up 7 percent.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    When it comes to fertilizer producer Intrepid Potash (NYSE:IPI), aluminum leader Alcoa (NYSE:AA), and cardboard manufacturer International Paper (NYSE:IP), it seems that Wall Street is leading with emotional arguments. However, all three businesses have demonstrated robust results through the first half of 2018, which hints that Mr. Market may soon have to admit he was wrong and value each stock more appropriately. Here’s why now might be the time to buy these stocks:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Intrepid Potash (NYSE:IPI)’s share price was down 5.8% on Tuesday following insider selling activity. The stock traded as low as $4.00 and last traded at $4.05. Approximately 1,663,655 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 53% from the average daily volume of 1,087,289 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.30.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: CAE Inc(CAE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Arotech (NASDAQ: ARTX) and CAE (NYSE:CAE) are both aerospace companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CAE (TSE:CAE) (NYSE:CAE) had its target price upped by investment analysts at CIBC from C$24.00 to C$27.00 in a note issued to investors on Monday. CIBC’s price objective points to a potential upside of 1.12% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    CAE Inc. (NYSE:CAE)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallAug. 14, 2018, 1:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Owens Corning Inc(OC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Owens Corning (NYSE:OC) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the twenty-one brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have issued a hold recommendation and eleven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $82.13.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its position in Owens Corning (NYSE:OC) by 32.7% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 160,750 shares of the construction company’s stock after buying an additional 39,623 shares during the quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank owned 0.15% of Owens Corning worth $12,924,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

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

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    CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) leads a busy day of earnings reports before the bell Wednesday. Unfortunately for the benefits manager, shares plunged 7.5% after the firm fell well short of revenue expectations and reported a weak full-year outlook. The company raised concerns about the stability of its long-term care business. Shares of LendingClub (NYSE: LC) slumped more than 5.5% after the bell Tuesday. The company reported weak fourth-quarter earnings and issued lackluster 2019 guidance. The loan giant reported earnings of $0.03 per share on top of $181.5 million. Wall Street had expected earnings of $0.02 on top of $181.9 million. Shares of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) plunged 4.3% after the airline received a downgrade from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS). The airline is dealing with several service disruptions that have affected its bottom line. Also, the Wall Street bank is worried about profit margins for its new flights to Hawaii. Today, look for more earnings reports from Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A), Albemarle Corp. (NYSE: ALB), Avis Budget Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR), Boston Beer Co. Inc. (NYSE: SAM), Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE: GCI), Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), GoDaddy Inc. (NASDAQ: GDDY), HollyFrontier Corp. (NYSE: HFC), Noble Corp. Plc. (NYSE: NE), Owens Corning Inc. (NYSE: OC), Southern Co. (NYSE: SO), and Sturm Ruger & Co. Inc. (NYSE: RGR).

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Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Shore Bancshares Inc(SHBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    LSV Asset Management increased its stake in Shore Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:SHBI) by 134.4% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 157,489 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 90,289 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management’s holdings in Shore Bancshares were worth $2,970,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Shore Bancshares (NASDAQ:SHBI) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Shore Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.376414932679 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Shore Bancshares (NASDAQ:SHBI) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Shore Bancshares earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.3784121307224 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019

S&P Global Market Intelligence’s Jeffrey Loo explains why he’s maintaining his Buy rating on Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX) following reports it had rejected a takeover bid earlier this year:

Reuters

According to unconfirmed reports, including the Wall Street Journal, Valeant rejected an unsolicited joint takeover bid from Takeda Pharmaceutical, the largest Japanese drug firm, and private equity firm TPG. The offer didn’t include a firm price and came before Joseph Papa was named Valeant’s new CEO. We aren’t surprised by the inquiry as we believe Valeant has attractive assets and we view the shares as undervalued. We think news of the proposal may potentially lead to other bidders stepping forward. But we would not be surprised if Valeant sells off assets to raise cash to help de-leverage.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Liberty Tax, Inc.(TAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Acacia Research (NASDAQ: ACTG) and Liberty Tax (NASDAQ:TAX) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Medley Capital Corporation(MCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Moving Cloud Coin (CURRENCY:MCC) traded down 11% against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on September 10th. Moving Cloud Coin has a market capitalization of $0.00 and $1.70 million worth of Moving Cloud Coin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last seven days, Moving Cloud Coin has traded 18% lower against the U.S. dollar. One Moving Cloud Coin coin can now be bought for $0.0189 or 0.00000300 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including DOBI trade, BCEX and CoinEgg.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Medley Capital Corp (NYSE:MCC) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the six analysts that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $4.67.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Medley Capital Corp (NYSE:MCC) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation and four have assigned a hold recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $4.67.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Sims Metal Management Limited(SMS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Speed Mining Service (CURRENCY:SMS) traded 4.2% higher against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 0:00 AM E.T. on May 20th. One Speed Mining Service token can now be purchased for $16.33 or 0.00192074 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including CoinExchange and HitBTC. Speed Mining Service has a market capitalization of $1.71 million and $413.00 worth of Speed Mining Service was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last seven days, Speed Mining Service has traded 4.2% lower against the dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Speed Mining Service (CURRENCY:SMS) traded 7.8% lower against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 8:00 AM Eastern on June 7th. During the last seven days, Speed Mining Service has traded 21.8% lower against the US dollar. One Speed Mining Service token can currently be bought for approximately $11.56 or 0.00150095 BTC on major exchanges including CoinExchange and HitBTC. Speed Mining Service has a market capitalization of $1.21 million and $182.00 worth of Speed Mining Service was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Speed Mining Service (CURRENCY:SMS) traded down 7.9% against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 15:00 PM Eastern on August 19th. One Speed Mining Service token can currently be purchased for $12.83 or 0.00201073 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including CoinExchange and HitBTC. Speed Mining Service has a market cap of $1.34 million and $944.00 worth of Speed Mining Service was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last week, Speed Mining Service has traded down 15.5% against the U.S. dollar.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Minerals Technologies Inc.(MTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Matryx (CURRENCY:MTX) traded 6.4% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 7:00 AM Eastern on September 10th. In the last seven days, Matryx has traded down 24.7% against the U.S. dollar. One Matryx token can currently be purchased for $0.0640 or 0.00001013 BTC on major exchanges including RightBTC, Huobi and HitBTC. Matryx has a total market cap of $1.49 million and approximately $35,695.00 worth of Matryx was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Minerals Technologies (NYSE:MTX) posted its earnings results on Thursday. The basic materials company reported $1.13 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.12 by $0.01, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Minerals Technologies had a return on equity of 13.89% and a net margin of 11.64%. The company had revenue of $431.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $420.00 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.97 earnings per share. Minerals Technologies’s revenue was up 6.5% on a year-over-year basis.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Minerals Technologies (NYSE: MTX) and Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Shire plc(SHPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Shire PLC (NASDAQ:SHPG) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have assigned a hold recommendation and twelve have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $208.89.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. on Tuesday reached an agreement to buy Shire PLC (NASDAQ: SHPG), capping a months long battle for control of the European drugmaker and marking the biggest-ever overseas acquisition by a Japanese company: Link $

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. moved closer to securing a $64 billion takeover of Shire PLC (NASDAQ: SHPG) after the target said it was willing to recommend that shareholders accept the Japanese firm’s latest proposal and extended a deadline to reach a definitive agreement: Link $

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    In this episode of The Motley Fool’s Industry Focus: Healthcare, analysts Kristine Harjes and Todd Campbell discuss if the criticism is fair and if athenahealth’s likely to be acquired. Also, they update investors on Takeda’s plan to merge with Shire Plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) in a $62 billion deal and how patience finally paid off for Portola Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PTLA) investors.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    A month of back-and-forth has resulted in a Takeda (NASDAQOTH:TKPHF) and Shire Plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) striking a deal to form the eight biggest drugmaker in the world. The merger’s $62 billion cost, however, could be a problem, especially if it dings Takeda’s credit rating.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Shire Plc. (Nasdaq: SHPG) is an international biotech firm that specializes in developing treatments for rare diseases and chronic conditions.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.(PLAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    HEROcoin (CURRENCY:PLAY) traded down 11.2% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 15:00 PM ET on October 11th. One HEROcoin token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0093 or 0.00000148 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Kucoin, CoinBene and IDEX. HEROcoin has a market capitalization of $1.13 million and $66,067.00 worth of HEROcoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, HEROcoin has traded up 1.1% against the US dollar.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    After getting stuck in a slump for the better part of a year, shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY) have been showing signs of life once again. A slide in foot traffic persists but is slowing down, and new locations are performing well.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Dave & Buster’s (NASDAQ:PLAY) stock has been surging again since the company reported second-quarter earnings, marking the second straight post-earnings rally for a stock that was forgotten just a few months ago. Shares were up 7% on Friday, and the stock jumped a total of 63% since its bottom in May, a surprising run for a company that is still dealing with a number of challenges.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Dave & Buster’s (NASDAQ: PLAY) is one of 56 publicly-traded companies in the “Eating places” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Dave & Buster’s to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and risk.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(INFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Infinity Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INFI) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report published on Saturday morning.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Infinity Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: INFI) shares made a healthy gain early on Tuesday after the firm announced a collaboration with Arcus Biosciences Inc. (NYSE: RCUS). These two companies have entered into a clinical collaboration to evaluate two triple combination therapies in selected tumor types that typically show minimal response to checkpoint inhibition monotherapy.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Infinity Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:INFI) CEO Adelene Q. Perkins sold 5,000 shares of Infinity Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $2.82, for a total transaction of $14,100.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Church & Dwight Company, Inc.(CHD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Brown Advisory Inc. grew its stake in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) by 5.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 269,971 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 13,294 shares during the period. Brown Advisory Inc. owned about 0.11% of Church & Dwight worth $14,352,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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    Church & Dwight Co.Inc.  (NYSE:CHD)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 05, 2019, 12:00 p.m. ET

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

    Matthew T. Farrell — President and Chief Executive Officer

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group in a report issued on Sunday. They presently have a $55.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 14.13% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE: CHD) which traded down over 7% at $60.45. The stock’s 52-week range is $44.87 to $69.49. Volume was 7.3 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.0 million.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Netflix, Inc.(NFLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. trimmed its holdings in shares of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) by 15.7% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 4,399 shares of the Internet television network’s stock after selling 822 shares during the period. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Netflix were worth $1,299,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Investors wondering how consumers will react to Amazon Prime’s upcoming price increase are in luck. One of Amazon’s closet peers, Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), just implemented a price increase of its own. Let’s take a closer look.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    It seems as if the only thing Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) is doing more consistently than introducing new original hit shows is blowing past its quarterly forecasts. The world’s leading premium streaming service came through with another better-than-expected financial performance after Monday’s market close. 

  • [By Chris Johnson]

    Earlier this week, I wrote about the spotlight-hogging FAANG stocks – Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB), Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), and the “new Google”: Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) – which comprise more than a third of the Invesco QQQ Trust, the tracking ETF for the Nasdaq 100.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Aluminum Corporation of China Ltd(ACH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Aluminum Corp. of China Limited (NYSE:ACH) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Aluminum Corp. of China Limited (NYSE:ACH) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Aluminum Corp. of China Ltd. (NYSE: ACH) was trading up over 7% at $11.88 in New York trading. The 52-week range is $9.20 to $23.54.

    Century Aluminum Co. (NASDAQ: CENX) was down 13.3% at $10.30, and it now has a new 52-week range of $10.13 to $24.77, with that low being put in on the same day.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

Executive Summary

Since 2009, Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) has outperformed major equity-market benchmarks by a wide margin. Over a period of seven years ending in mid-2015, the stock rallied from $3.5 to $113. However, after June 2015, the upward trend reversed and a price drop of approximately 50% followed in a period of a wide stock market correction. Over the same period, (adjusted) revenue rose from $0.860 billion (FY 2008) to $3.289 billion (FY 2016). Adjusted earnings per share increased almost tenfold from $0.57 to $4.93. As of Friday December 23, 2016, the stock price is at $78.03.

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Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Microbot Medical Inc. (MBOT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Microbot Medical Inc (NASDAQ: MBOT) shares dropped 34 percent to $2.50. Microbot Medical reported a $10 million registered direct offering

    Shares of NewLink Genetics Corp (NASDAQ: NLNK) were down 12 percent to $11.13 after the company reported that indoximod + PROVENGE resulted in statistically significant improvement in rPFS for patients with mCRPC in Phase 2 trial.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Microbot Medical Inc (NASDAQ: MBOT) got a boost, shooting up 15 percent to $8.77 after the company reported a 700,000 share direct offering for $3.5 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Microbot Medical Inc (NASDAQ: MBOT) shares shot up 51 percent to $7.76 after reporting a significant technology patent allowance in the U.S. The patent allowance covers a device for the prevention of shunt stenosis.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Wins Finance Holdings Inc.(WINS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the financial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Wins Finance Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: WINS) and Old Second Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: OSBC).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, the financial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Wins Finance Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: WINS) and Navient Corp (NASDAQ: NAVI).

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: AmerisourceBergen Corporation (Holding Co)(ABC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    AmerisourceBergen (NYSE: ABC) and Trxade Group (OTCMKTS:TRXD) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Alphabit (CURRENCY:ABC) traded down 14.2% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 19:00 PM Eastern on April 11th. Alphabit has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $999.00 worth of Alphabit was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Alphabit token can now be purchased for about $33.91 or 0.00489408 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including C-CEX and Cryptopia. In the last week, Alphabit has traded up 2.4% against the US dollar.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    AmerisourceBergen (ABC) sprinted to the top of the S&P 500 after releasing Street-beating earnings this morning.

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    Shares of AmerisourceBergen jumped 8.8% to $$75.96 today, while the S&P 500 dropped fell 0.7% to 2,097.94.

    Leerink’s David Larsen and Matt Dellelo traces today’s big gain to Amerisource’s big drop following McKesson’s (MCK) earnings last week:

    This morningAmerisourceBergen reported adjusted EPS of $1.30, which was well ahead of Leerink/consensus of $1.22/$1.22. The quality of the beat appears decent, with some pressure in gross margin, completely offset by lower SG&A costs. Given the dramatic reduction in guidance provided byMcKesson (MP), investors had been very cautious heading into the quarter. We are pleased to see that F2017 EPS guidance of $5.63-$5.88 brackets Leerink/consensus estimates of $5.85/$5.82. Brand inflation is now expected to be in the +7-9% range from 10% previously, and F2017 is expected to be back-half loaded. Our first impression of the quarter is that the print and guide are good and there will likely be a relief rally in the shares.

    AmerisourceBergen’s market capitalization rose to $18.1 billion from $16.6 billion yesterday.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Simulations Plus, Inc.(SLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, healthcare shares fell by 0.88 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLP), down 7 percent, and ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIOP), down 7 percent.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $18.55 and last traded at $18.35, with a volume of 49668 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $18.20.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Shire plc(SHPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We highlight the key takeaways below, which have read-throughs for brand drug companies we cover such asAllergan (AGN), Shire (SHPG), Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Mallinckrodt,Endo International and Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ), among others.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    That’s why its worth pointing out that just yesterday, small cap cannabinoid prodrug pharmaceutical stock Vitality Biopharma, Inc. (OTCQB: VBIO) announced the appointment of Tracy Rockney, J.D. to the position of Senior Regulatory Advisor. In addition to being the Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer of OneSource Regulatory, a regulatory consulting firm, Rockney was previously:

    From May 2010 to May 2015, she was the VP, Regulatory Affairs at AbbVie Inc (NYSE: ABBV) leading the executive functions related to regulatory policy and intelligence. From August 1993 to January 2005, she held positions of increasing responsibility with Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE), formerly Wyeth.  From January 2005 to April 2010, she held positions with Shire PLC (NASDAQ: SHPG), including serving as Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs. This included responsibilities as Therapeutic Area Head for Shire’s Gastrointestinal Business Unit, Regulatory Advertising & Promotion and CMC. Rockney led the regulatory team and negotiations with the FDA for LIALDA which are part of the drug class of aminosalicylates that are now part of the clinical standard-of-care for treating inflammatory bowel disease. LIALDA™ was found to be effective in Phase 3 trials for inducing remission of active mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis after eight weeks of treatment. LIALDA™ (also now marketed as Mezavant®) had 2016 U.S. sales of $714 million – up 16% relative to 2015 sales.

    Rockney’s work for Shire is of particular interest to Vitality Biopharma which has developed a new class of cannabinoid prodrugs (medications or compounds that, after administration, are converted within the body into a pharmacologically active drug), known as cannabosides, which upon ingestion can enable the selective delivery of THC and cannabidiol (CBD) to the gastrointestinal tract. Cannabosides could provide therapeutic benefits for infl

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. (NASDAQOTH:TKPYY) announced late last month its interest in making an offer to acquire Shire (NASDAQ:SHPG), and according to Shire, Takeda has followed through with three separate bids. So far, Shire’s board of directors has rejected the offers as inadequate, but that doesn’t mean another offer won’t convince them otherwise. It’s unclear if Takeda will make yet another bid, or when it might do so. But even if it doesn’t, a deal could still be struck.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. on Tuesday reached an agreement to buy Shire PLC (NASDAQ: SHPG), capping a months long battle for control of the European drugmaker and marking the biggest-ever overseas acquisition by a Japanese company: Link $

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. moved closer to securing a $64 billion takeover of Shire PLC (NASDAQ: SHPG) after the target said it was willing to recommend that shareholders accept the Japanese firm’s latest proposal and extended a deadline to reach a definitive agreement: Link $