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Top Medical Stocks For 2019

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According to the Social Security Administration, more than 3 out of 5 current retirees leans on the program for at least half of their monthly income. Then there’s the analysis from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities that finds Social Security income is responsible for keeping 22.1 million beneficiaries above the federal poverty line, including 15.1 million retired workers. It’s simply that important.

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Top Medical Stocks For 2019: Synacor, Inc.(SYNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    HealthStream (NASDAQ: SYNC) and Synacor (NASDAQ:SYNC) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Syncona Ltd (LON:SYNC) announced a dividend on Thursday, June 14th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, June 21st will be paid a dividend of GBX 2.30 ($0.03) per share on Monday, July 30th. This represents a yield of 1.02%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 21st. The official announcement can be seen at this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    These are the top 5 holdings of INTEL CORPCloudera Inc (CLDR) – 26,065,827 shares, 92.26% of the total portfolio. Borqs Technologies Inc (BRQS) – 3,799,172 shares, 5.42% of the total portfolio. ForeScout Technologies Inc (FSCT) – 257,756 shares, 1.37% of the total portfolio. Aquantia Corp (AQ) – 161,492 shares, 0.42% of the total portfolio. Synacor Inc (SYNC) – 866,884 shares, 0.23% of the total portfolio. New

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about Synacor (NASDAQ:SYNC) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Synacor earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the information services provider an impact score of 47.6409011491603 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top Medical Stocks For 2019: Cohen & Steers Select Preferred and Income Fund, Inc.(PSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Cohen & Steers Select Pref & Inc Fd (NYSE:PSF) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Cohen & Steers Select Pref & Inc Fd earned a media sentiment score of 0.39 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 48.661768322942 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top Medical Stocks For 2019: First Citizens BancShares, Inc.(FCNCA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    American Century Companies Inc. reduced its holdings in First Citizens BancShares (NASDAQ:FCNCA) by 4.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 31,209 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 1,294 shares during the quarter. American Century Companies Inc. owned about 0.26% of First Citizens BancShares worth $12,897,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bessemer Group Inc. reduced its position in First Citizens BancShares Inc. (NASDAQ:FCNCA) by 6.4% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 4,400 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 300 shares during the quarter. Bessemer Group Inc.’s holdings in First Citizens BancShares were worth $1,659,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Capital City Bank Group (NASDAQ: CCBG) and First Citizens BancShares (NASDAQ:FCNCA) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top Medical Stocks For 2019: Kirby Corporation(KEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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    Vanessa Kirby doesn’t feel famous (msn.com) Investors Purchase Large Volume of Kirby Put Options (KEX) (americanbankingnews.com) ‘The Crown’s’ Vanessa Kirby Joins Dwayne Johnson in ‘Fast and Furious’ Spinoff (EXCLUSIVE) (msn.com) Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: MDXG, VMW, KEX (nasdaq.com) Kirby Corporation To Announce 2018 Second Quarter Results On July 25, 2018 With Conference Call On July 26, 2018 (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of analysts have commented on the company. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their target price on Kirby from $96.00 to $103.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kirby from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $96.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Wells Fargo & Co boosted their target price on Kirby from $89.00 to $100.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 1st. ValuEngine downgraded Kirby from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday. Finally, OTR Global upgraded Kirby to a “positive” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 29th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Kirby has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $86.44.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kirby (NYSE: KEX) and Teekay Tankers (NYSE:TNK) are both transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Swiss National Bank increased its stake in shares of Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) by 18.1% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 26,057 shares of the shipping company’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,000 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank’s holdings in Kirby were worth $2,005,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock traders purchased 807 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,394% compared to the average daily volume of 54 put options.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) Director Richard Ross Stewart sold 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $74.67, for a total transaction of $186,675.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 19,831 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,480,780.77. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Top Medical Stocks For 2019: Simulations Plus, Inc.(SLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Liberum Capital reiterated their buy rating on shares of Sylvania Platinum (LON:SLP) in a research report released on Thursday morning.

    SLP opened at GBX 20.50 ($0.27) on Thursday. Sylvania Platinum has a 1-year low of GBX 8.75 ($0.11) and a 1-year high of GBX 18.75 ($0.25).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) and CSRA (NYSE:CSRA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ:SLP) – Analysts at Taglich Brothers increased their FY2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Simulations Plus in a report released on Thursday, July 19th. Taglich Brothers analyst H. Halpern now anticipates that the technology company will earn $0.52 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $0.51.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [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 Stephan Byrd]

    Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ:SLP) Director Walter S. Woltosz sold 18,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.92, for a total value of $368,520.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 5,417,908 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $107,924,727.36. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: United States Cellular Corporation(USM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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    $962.41 Million in Sales Expected for U.S. Cellular (USM) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) $0.21 Earnings Per Share Expected for U.S. Cellular (USM) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) OneNeck IT Solutions named to CRN’s 2018 Solution Provider 500 list (prweb.com) U.S. Cellular Unveils Offers on iPhones With New Connections (zacks.com)

    USM has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Raymond James raised shares of U.S. Cellular from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. ValuEngine raised shares of U.S. Cellular from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of U.S. Cellular from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: StarTek, Inc.(SRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Startek’s (SRT) CEO Chad Carlson on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) -$0.01 Earnings Per Share Expected for StarTek (SRT) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) StarTek (SRT) Downgraded by ValuEngine to Sell (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: StarTek (SRT) Given $13.50 Consensus Price Target by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Edited Transcript of SRT earnings conference call or presentation 8-May-18 8:30pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com)

    StarTek traded down $0.03, hitting $6.98, during trading hours on Friday, according to MarketBeat. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 199,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 114,323. StarTek has a 12 month low of $6.57 and a 12 month high of $14.78. The company has a market capitalization of $108.16 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -87.25 and a beta of 0.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70, a quick ratio of 2.24 and a current ratio of 2.41.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of StarTek, Inc. (NYSE:SRT) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six analysts that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $12.67.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) and StarTek (NYSE:SRT) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Mitek Systems, Inc.(MITK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Mitek Systems (NASDAQ:MITK) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Friday.

    A number of other research analysts have also recently issued reports on MITK. BidaskClub upgraded Mitek Systems from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Mitek Systems from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, March 29th. Finally, National Securities assumed coverage on Mitek Systems in a research report on Friday, March 9th. They issued a buy rating and a $14.00 target price on the stock. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $12.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Many consumers prefer to deposit a check on their smartphone instead of visiting a bank branch or ATM in person. However, most banks lack the technological know-how to make this process work. That’s why thousands of them have partnered with Mitek Systems (NASDAQ:MITK), a leading provider of image capture and identity verification software that makes it possible for banks to offer this must-have service to their customers.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Simulations Plus (SLP)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [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.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: InterXion Holding N.V.(INXN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Internap (NYSE: INXN) and InterXion (NYSE:INXN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of InterXion Holding NV (NYSE:INXN) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fifteen brokerages that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $74.30.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Model N (NYSE: INXN) and InterXion (NYSE:INXN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Interxion (NYSE:INXN) had its price objective boosted by Citigroup from $68.00 to $75.00 in a research note issued to investors on Friday morning. Citigroup currently has a buy rating on the technology company’s stock.

Hot Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019

Small-cap stocks have been one of the best-performing asset classes in 2018 so far. After years of barely keeping up with large-cap stocks, investors are finally seeing some benefits from owning smaller, up-and-coming businesses. Even in spite of a rough start to the year, small-caps have been resilient and are sporting double-digit gains compared to the S&P 500’s 5% return this year.

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Software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers are leading the charge. SaaS isn’t new, but over the last couple of years the business model has begun to show its value. Even industries outside of tech have begun to test the waters with similar business models — like the auto industry, for example. Critics of SaaS cite things high customer acquisition costs and higher cost to customers over time due to recurring subscription fees. Despite these concerns, SaaS is a winning strategy for everyone involved.

Hot Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Farmers Capital Bank Corporation(FFKT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, the financial shares climbed 0.31 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB), up 10 percent.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:FFKT)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $54.45 and last traded at $54.60, with a volume of 1640 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $54.00.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) shares climbed 30.3 percent to $11.05 after climbing 34.60 percent on Thursday.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) jumped 21.2 percent to $4.9699 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.
    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) shares climbed 18.8 percent to $7.89 after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ: FFKT) gained 15.4 percent to $48.75. WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ: WSBC) announced an agreement and plan of merger with Farmers Capital Bank Corporation.
    TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) climbed 10.2 percent to $66.76 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong forecast for the second quarter. TransUnion announced plans to acquire Callcredit.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares gained 9.2 percent to $3.9299 after rising 8.11 percent on Thursday.
    Pinnacle Foods Inc (NYSE: PF) gained 8.8 percent to $60.04 after a 13-D filing from Jana Partners showed an increased stake in the comapny, from 1.42 million shares at the end of last quarter to 10.83 million shares, or a 9.3-percent stake.
    Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) shares climbed 8.8 percent to $26.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG) gained 8.5 percent to $12.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) climbed 7.5 percent to $7.73 following Q1 results.
    Seaspan Corporation (NYSE: SSW) shares climbed 6.7 percent to $7.50. Deutsche Bank upgraded Seaspan from Hold to Buy.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) shares rose 4.6 percent to $14.63 after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) rose 4.3 percent to $47.80. Biogen and Ionis have expanded their strategic collaboration to develop drug candidates for a broad range of neurological diseases.

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Hot Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Simulations Plus, Inc.(SLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sylvania Platinum (LON:SLP) had its price target raised by Liberum Capital from GBX 26 ($0.34) to GBX 30 ($0.39). Liberum Capital currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ:SLP) – Analysts at Taglich Brothers increased their FY2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Simulations Plus in a report released on Thursday, July 19th. Taglich Brothers analyst H. Halpern now anticipates that the technology company will earn $0.52 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $0.51.

Hot Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: TransUnion(TRU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    MIB and TransUnion Work Together to Minimize Identity Fraud in Life Insurance and Annuities (finance.yahoo.com) C2 Systems Launches Cloud-based Data Aggregation and Decision Engine (prweb.com) Insider Selling: TransUnion (TRU) EVP Sells 30,000 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com) TransUnion (TRU) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $538.48 Million (americanbankingnews.com) TransUnion to Present at William Blair Growth Stock Conference (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of research firms have commented on TRU. Zacks Investment Research upgraded TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $75.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Robert W. Baird upped their price target on TransUnion from $65.00 to $74.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. SunTrust Banks upped their price target on TransUnion from $64.00 to $78.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. Barclays upped their price objective on TransUnion from $65.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co set a $65.00 price objective on TransUnion and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $66.64.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) shares climbed 30.3 percent to $11.05 after climbing 34.60 percent on Thursday.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) jumped 21.2 percent to $4.9699 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.
    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) shares climbed 18.8 percent to $7.89 after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ: FFKT) gained 15.4 percent to $48.75. WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ: WSBC) announced an agreement and plan of merger with Farmers Capital Bank Corporation.
    TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) climbed 10.2 percent to $66.76 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong forecast for the second quarter. TransUnion announced plans to acquire Callcredit.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares gained 9.2 percent to $3.9299 after rising 8.11 percent on Thursday.
    Pinnacle Foods Inc (NYSE: PF) gained 8.8 percent to $60.04 after a 13-D filing from Jana Partners showed an increased stake in the comapny, from 1.42 million shares at the end of last quarter to 10.83 million shares, or a 9.3-percent stake.
    Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) shares climbed 8.8 percent to $26.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG) gained 8.5 percent to $12.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) climbed 7.5 percent to $7.73 following Q1 results.
    Seaspan Corporation (NYSE: SSW) shares climbed 6.7 percent to $7.50. Deutsche Bank upgraded Seaspan from Hold to Buy.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) shares rose 4.6 percent to $14.63 after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) rose 4.3 percent to $47.80. Biogen and Ionis have expanded their strategic collaboration to develop drug candidates for a broad range of neurological diseases.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on TransUnion (TRU)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Eagle Asset Management Inc. increased its position in shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) by 11.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,432,827 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 144,711 shares during the period. Eagle Asset Management Inc. owned about 0.78% of TransUnion worth $81,355,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Thursday . The company traded as low as $69.74 and last traded at $68.94, with a volume of 28118 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $68.47.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019

After Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) reported its second-quarter results late last month, senior leadership shared some important details of the progress its making on several fronts during its investor call.

Here are the biggest takeaways for long-term shareholders.

Diet Coke’s new flavors are a big hit. Image source: Coca-Cola.

Share gains

Let me start by saying and underlining that we’re winning in a dynamic and vibrant industry. The global beverage industry is growing faster than last year, driven by better results in the emerging and developing markets, and also the sparkling soft drink category. We’re gaining value share as we execute on the strategies we laid out for you in early 2017, and importantly, our operating performance is accelerating as a result. — CEO James Quincey

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ:SLP) Director Walter S. Woltosz sold 18,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.92, for a total value of $368,520.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 5,417,908 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $107,924,727.36. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [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 Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News headlines about Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Simulations Plus earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the technology company an impact score of 45.8174942937785 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) and CSRA (NYSE:CSRA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Tiptree Financial Inc.(TIPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tiptree Inc (NASDAQ:TIPT) CFO Sandra Bell sold 8,682 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.55, for a total transaction of $56,867.10. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 41,881 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $274,320.55. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Tim Melvin]

    This week, I ran across Tiptree Inc. (Nasdaq: TIPT) on the list of stocks with the highest VQScores. Tiptree fits most of my parameters as well so I spent a little time digging into the company further.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Era Group, Inc.(ERA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CODX) fell 11.6 percent to $3.13 in pre-market trading after surging 118.52 percent on Tuesday.
    Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXR) shares fell 6.5 percent to $2.60 in pre-market trading after rising 1.09 percent on Tuesday.
    T2 Biosystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTOO) fell 6 percent to $7.58 in pre-market trading after dropping 9.13 percent on Tuesday.
    Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) fell 4.8 percent to $12.30 in the pre-market trading session.
    DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW) shares fell 4.1 percent to $25.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO) shares fell 2.7 percent to $20.25 in pre-market trading after rising 7.88 percent on Tuesday.
    Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAKT) fell 2.5 percent to $9.81 in pre-market trading. Daktronics is expected to release quarterly earnings today.
    AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE: AU) fell 2.2 percent to $8.28 in pre-market trading

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Era Group (NYSE:ERA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Era Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 47.38255838638 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ERA (CURRENCY:ERA) traded down 12.1% against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 22:00 PM ET on June 30th. One ERA coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0073 or 0.00000115 BTC on popular exchanges including CoinExchange and Cryptohub. Over the last week, ERA has traded 1.6% lower against the US dollar. ERA has a market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $299.00 worth of ERA was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Era Group (NYSE:ERA) was upgraded by research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Saturday.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Flagstar Bancorp, Inc.(FBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Millennium Management LLC lessened its position in shares of Flagstar Bancorp Inc (NYSE:FBC) by 87.9% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 6,422 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after selling 46,458 shares during the quarter. Millennium Management LLC’s holdings in Flagstar Bancorp were worth $227,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    In a win-win deal, deposit-starved Flagstar Bancorp (NYSE:FBC) will take Wells Fargo’s underperforming branches off of its hands — and pay a premium to do it. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    EJF Capital LLC lowered its stake in shares of Flagstar Bancorp Inc (NYSE:FBC) by 14.1% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,056,997 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after selling 173,003 shares during the quarter. Flagstar Bancorp makes up approximately 3.0% of EJF Capital LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 8th biggest holding. EJF Capital LLC’s holdings in Flagstar Bancorp were worth $37,418,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Stephens reiterated their hold rating on shares of Flagstar Bancorp (NYSE:FBC) in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning.

    Several other brokerages have also weighed in on FBC. B. Riley reissued a buy rating on shares of Flagstar Bancorp in a report on Friday, March 2nd. Sandler O’Neill raised Flagstar Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Thursday, June 7th. Boenning Scattergood reissued a buy rating and issued a $41.00 price objective on shares of Flagstar Bancorp in a report on Wednesday, June 6th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Flagstar Bancorp from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. Finally, Wedbush decreased their price objective on Flagstar Bancorp from $45.00 to $40.00 and set an outperform rating for the company in a report on Thursday, April 12th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $40.43.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc.(JAZZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Keybank National Association OH purchased a new position in shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC (NASDAQ:JAZZ) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 2,808 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock, valued at approximately $484,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC (NASDAQ:JAZZ)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $173.93 and last traded at $172.72, with a volume of 22282 shares. The stock had previously closed at $172.50.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019

Companies with growing earnings per share (EPS) are often good investments as they can return a good profit to investors. Here is a selection of the most undervalued companies, according to the DCF calculator, that have a five-year growing EPS.

EPS of Ever-Glory International Group Inc. (EVK) grew by 17% over the last 10 years.

According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued and is trading with a margin of safety of 80% at the price of $2.61. The price-earnings (P/E) ratio is 4.75; the price has been as high as $2.88 and as low as $1.35 in the last 52 weeks and is 9.38% below its 52-week high and 93.33% above its 52-week low

Ever-Glory International Group is an apparel supply chain management provider, manufacturer, distributor and retailer based in the People’s Republic of China, with customers in China, the U.S., Europe and Japan.

During the last quarter total sales decreased 7.3% from the third quarter of a year before, due to a 3.4% decrease in its wholesale business and a 13.2% decrease in retail business. Total gross profit for the third quarter of 2016 decreased by 8.4%, and gross profit for the retail business decreased by 12.9%.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Cimpress N.V(CMPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Cimpress NV(NASDAQ:CMPR)announced fiscal third-quarter 2018 results on Wednesday after the market closed, detailing the continued fruits of last year’s Vistaprint restructuring and steady growth at each of its three core business segments.Still, shares of the mass customization specialist were down on Thursday in response to the news.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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    Cimpress (CMPR) Earns Hold Rating from SunTrust Banks (americanbankingnews.com) Katryn Blake Sells 9,297 Shares of Cimpress (CMPR) Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Insider Selling: Cimpress (CMPR) CEO Sells 4,648 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Cimpress’ (CMPR) “Sell” Rating Reiterated at Aegis (americanbankingnews.com) Cimpress (CMPR) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the company. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $144.00 price target on shares of Cimpress in a report on Tuesday. ValuEngine raised Cimpress from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Aegis reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a $114.00 price target on shares of Cimpress in a report on Tuesday. BidaskClub cut Cimpress from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, May 4th. Finally, Barrington Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $165.00 price target on shares of Cimpress in a report on Tuesday, May 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $140.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SunTrust Banks reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of Cimpress (NASDAQ:CMPR) in a research note published on Tuesday. SunTrust Banks currently has a $144.00 price objective on the business services provider’s stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Huaneng Power International, Inc.(HNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Huaneng Power International (NYSE: HNP) and Avangrid (NYSE:AGR) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about Huaneng Power International (NYSE:HNP) has been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Huaneng Power International earned a news impact score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.9751001433333 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: ING Group, N.V.(ING)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Iungo (CURRENCY:ING) traded down 8.3% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 10:00 AM Eastern on June 10th. Iungo has a market capitalization of $2.67 million and approximately $190,723.00 worth of Iungo was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Iungo token can now be purchased for about $0.0667 or 0.00000916 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including YoBit, IDEX and Kucoin. Over the last week, Iungo has traded 17.7% lower against the dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ING Groep (NYSE: ING) and GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S (NYSE:AVAL) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ING Groep (NYSE: ING) and OVERSEA-CHINESE/ADR (OTCMKTS:OVCHY) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability and risk.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Nucor Corporation(NUE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Nucor Corp. (NYSE: NUE) was last seen trading up 1.8% at $62.67, but this was a $68 stock as recently as June 18. It is a top steel player and was supposed to be one of the would-be Trump steel tariff winners. Its 52-week range is $51.67 to $70.48, and the consensus target price is $77.70.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    Cramer and the AAP team note that seven of the companies in their portfolio are reporting this week, including Abbott Laboratories (ABT) , Nucor (NUE) and Honeywell (HON) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BB&T Securities LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Nucor Co. (NYSE:NUE) by 72.2% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 214,736 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 90,063 shares during the period. BB&T Securities LLC’s holdings in Nucor were worth $13,117,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By ]

    America’s oil renaissance is powered almost exclusively by technology, as companies like Schlumberger (SLB) and Core Labs (CLB) are breathing new life into once forgotten wells. Nucor (NUE) has a similar leadership position in the steel industry thanks to technology, and that company will only benefit more that President Trump’s tariffs put the market on a more level playing field.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: EOG Resources, Inc.(EOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Investors sold shares of EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) on strength during trading hours on Thursday. $133.11 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $162.08 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $28.97 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, EOG Resources had the 14th highest net out-flow for the day. EOG Resources traded up $4.65 for the day and closed at $126.15

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    With the mixed signals coming out of OPEC, oil prices could be quite volatile until the organization makes it clear what it intends to do. That could have an effect on financially weaker oil companies that desperately need higher oil prices to provide them with extra cash to firm up their financial foundations. Stronger producers, on the other hand, should continue to do well no matter what OPEC decides since they built their businesses to thrive at much lower oil prices. Three that stand out are ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), and EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers are reacting to today’s report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.8%, at $82.75 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up about 5.9% to $4.63, in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.29. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 2.2% to $118.65. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $128.03.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 1.5%, at $23.81 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $27.92.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to this latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded down about 0.1%, at $81.94 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up about 5.7%, at $4.16 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.87. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 2.6% to $124.62. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $124.69 and the high was posted this morning.

    In addition, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded down about 0.5%, at $22.84 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $30.88.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Leading U.S. shale driller EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) is one of many that would benefit from a hike in the price of WTI. The company based its budget on WTI averaging $50 a barrel this year, which would enable it to generate enough money to invest about $5.6 billion into drilling new wells so that it could increase its U.S. oil output 16% to 20%. Also, at that price point, EOG could bolster its dividend by 10% from last year’s level and still produce a little bit of free cash to pay down debt. Anything over that level would be gravy, with EOG estimating that it would generate as much as $1.5 billion in free cash at $60 WTI. That number would be even higher if WTI heads toward $75 a barrel due to the issues at Syncrude, which could enable the company to achieve its debt reduction targeteven faster.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: CenturyLink, Inc.(CTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tredje AP fonden increased its holdings in shares of Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL) by 14.5% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 54,920 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,960 shares during the period. Tredje AP fonden’s holdings in Centurylink were worth $902,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By ]

    Likewise, the massive sums that cloud giants are spending on both AI hardware and talent, together with the huge quantities of user data they have for feeding their training systems, make it tough for smaller rivals to launch competing services. And the giant data center build-outs being carried out by public cloud service giants Amazon, Microsoft and Google make it tough for smaller rivals such as Oracle (ORCL) and CenturyLink (CTL)  — rivals that are also generally at a disadvantage in terms of the number of features they provide — to keep pace.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    If you bought this time last year,Centurylink Inc.(NYSE:CTL)andPattern Energy Group Inc.(NASDAQ:PEGI)haven’t exactly been great investments, with share prices down 33% and 19%, respectively, while theS&P 500(SNPINDEX:^GSPC)has gained 15%. Even when we factor in dividends, they lost investors money while the market delivered more than 17% in total returns.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Telecom stocks have historically given investors a great combination of relative business stability and ample dividend income. CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) and AT&T (NYSE:T) are two very different companies in terms of the scope and breadth of their respective businesses, but they share the common goal of trying to serve their customers with the combination of voice, data, and video services that have become their bread-and-butter offerings.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Simulations Plus, Inc.(SLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [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.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report issued on Monday.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation(AP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    This 2011 photo provided by Russell Investments shows Steve Wood, chief market strategist for Russell Investments. Investors are fearful of runaway inflation, and they keep waiting for signs inflation is about to pick up. Most experts agree that inflation is going to speed up, and that the Federal Reserve will keep raising interest rates in order to keep inflation pressures from getting out of control. While the timing is unclear, Wood says its not too soon to prepare. (Photo: AP)

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    Cayce, S.C. (AP) — A crash between an Amtrak passenger train and a CSX freight train in South Carolina has left at least two people dead and more than 50 injured

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Deutsche Bank AG boosted its holdings in Ampco-Pittsburgh Corp (NYSE:AP) by 117.3% during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 19,599 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,578 shares during the quarter. Deutsche Bank AG’s holdings in Ampco-Pittsburgh were worth $242,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    Las Vegas (AP) — "Pawn Stars" patriarch, Richard Benjamin Harrison, who was known as "The Old Man," has died at age 77.

    Gold & Silver Pawn's Facebook page posted Monday that Harrison was surrounded by "loving family" this past weekend and died peacefully.

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    This undated photo provided by Ford shows the 2018 Ford Transit Connect, an example of a small cargo van. The Transit Connect's cargo van variant comes in two trims, the basic XL and the XLT, as well as an extended-wheelbase model that has additional space for cargo. And the Transit Connect has a notable advantage: It offers technology features such as Ford's Sync 3 infotainment system, blind-spot monitoring and adaptive fog lights. (Photo: AP)

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

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Telecom Italia S.P.A.(TI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TIM (NYSE: TI) and ORBCOMM (NASDAQ:ORBC) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TIM (NYSE:TI) was downgraded by equities researchers at Berenberg Bank from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Friday, The Fly reports.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Titan Mining Corp (TSE:TI) Director Richard William Warke purchased 13,600 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 22nd. The shares were bought at an average price of C$1.40 per share, with a total value of C$19,040.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Titan Mining (TSE:TI) received a C$1.80 target price from Scotiabank in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. The brokerage presently has an “outperform” rating on the stock. Scotiabank’s price target suggests a potential upside of 44.00% from the stock’s current price.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Paychex Inc.(PAYX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Paypex (CURRENCY:PAYX) traded 1% lower against the dollar during the one day period ending at 16:00 PM Eastern on May 20th. In the last week, Paypex has traded 45.6% higher against the dollar. Paypex has a total market capitalization of $142.70 million and $8,938.00 worth of Paypex was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Paypex token can currently be purchased for about $2.09 or 0.00024454 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJune 27, 2018, 9:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    CIBC World Markets Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) by 393.9% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 27,825 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 22,191 shares during the quarter. CIBC World Markets Inc.’s holdings in Paychex were worth $1,714,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

Semiconductor trends are considered to be leading indicators of technology and broader electronics demand. In a wider sense, semiconductor and tech stocks are considered to be leading indicators for the markets in general. A strong rally in the tech sector has pushed many of these companies to new highs, but the Dow and S&P have only recently pulled back from all-time highs. Will this pullback continue?

The March 15 short interest data have been compared with the previous report. Short interest increased in most of these selected semiconductor stocks.

Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) saw its short interest increase to 91.83 million shares. The previous level was 89.46 million. Shares were last seen at $35.04, in a 52-week trading range of $29.50 to $38.45.

The number of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares short increased to 114.91 million from the previous level of 104.61 million shares. Shares recently traded at $13.33, in a 52-week range of $2.60 to $15.55. Note that like Intel and Micron, AMD is one of the most shorted Nasdaq stocks.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Ringcentral, Inc.(RNG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of RingCentral (NYSE:RNG) were up 2.9% during trading on Friday after SunTrust Banks raised their price target on the stock to $80.00. SunTrust Banks currently has a buy rating on the stock. RingCentral traded as high as $81.20 and last traded at $74.55. Approximately 19,219 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 96% from the average daily volume of 485,528 shares. The stock had previously closed at $76.80.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Systemax Inc.(SYX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares rose 35.8 percent to $4.55.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) gained 28.8 percent to $1.04. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares surged 19.1 percent to $33.00 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) gained 14.9 percent to $37.22 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares climbed 14 percent to $17.90 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) climbed 14 percent to $7.12 following strong quarterly results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 13.6 percent to $8.25.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 11.8 percent to $3.34. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) gained 11.6 percent to $40.99 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 11.2 percent to $4.9363.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 10.5 percent to $11.23 after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) rose 10.2 percent to $30.86. Sidoti & Co. upgraded Systemax from Neutral to Buy.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) surged 9.2 percent to $7.13. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares jumped 104.82 percent to close at $14.87 on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) rose 31.25 percent to close at $1.06. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares climbed 27.16 percent to close at $4.26 on Tuesday.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) gained 27.09 percent to close at $3.80. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) surged 17.13 percent to close at $37.95 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $18.21 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares jumped 15.73 percent to close at $7.58 on Tuesday after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares gained 14.62 percent to close at $31.75 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) jumped 12.86 percent to close at $7.37. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) rose 12.8 percent to close at $7.05 following strong quarterly results.
    Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDMO) rose 12.72 percent to close at $3.81.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) gained 12.61 percent to close at $5.00.
    Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBLN) rose 12.39 percent to close at $3.72.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares climbed 11.88 percent to close at $7

Hot Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Simulations Plus, Inc.(SLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [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.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Ebix, Inc.(EBIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ARS Investment Partners LLC boosted its position in shares of Ebix Inc (NASDAQ:EBIX) by 62.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 92,910 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 35,681 shares during the quarter. ARS Investment Partners LLC owned 0.30% of Ebix worth $6,922,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [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 Peter Graham]

    Small cap insurance software stock Ebix Inc (NASDAQ: EBIX) reported Q1 2017 earnings before the market opened this morning. Q1 revenue rose 11% to $79.1 million and decreased 1% over Q4 2016 revenue of $80.0 million. The year over year revenue improvement reflected growth in the Companys Exchange, Risk Compliance, and Broker Solution channels. On a constant currency basis, Q1 revenue increased 10% to $78.5 millionwith theExchange channel continued to bethe Companyslargest -accounting for 67% of Q1 2017 revenues. Q1 2017 net income rose 19% to $26.4 million with the improvement principally reflected the benefit of higher revenues and operating income as compared to the same period last year.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ebix (NASDAQ:EBIX) issued its earnings results on Wednesday. The technology company reported $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.84 by ($0.01), MarketWatch Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $108.23 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $106.81 million. Ebix had a return on equity of 20.67% and a net margin of 27.65%. Ebix’s revenue for the quarter was up 36.8% on a year-over-year basis.

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 $

Simulations Plus (SLP) Reaches New 1-Year High and Low at $18.55

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.

SLP has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Simulations Plus from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. BidaskClub cut Simulations Plus from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Simulations Plus from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd.

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The stock has a market capitalization of $315.33 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 54.41 and a beta of -0.56.

Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, April 9th. The technology company reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.11. The firm had revenue of $7.36 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $7.37 million. Simulations Plus had a return on equity of 26.19% and a net margin of 30.65%. sell-side analysts predict that Simulations Plus will post 0.4 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, May 2nd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, April 25th were given a $0.06 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, April 24th. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.30%. Simulations Plus’s payout ratio is 70.59%.

In other Simulations Plus news, Chairman Walter S. Woltosz sold 18,500 shares of Simulations Plus stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.54, for a total transaction of $268,990.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now owns 5,466,408 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $79,481,572.32. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CFO John Robert Kneisel sold 2,991 shares of Simulations Plus stock in a transaction dated Friday, April 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.64, for a total value of $52,761.24. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 58,491 shares of company stock valued at $938,356 in the last three months. Insiders own 33.45% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Bank of Montreal Can acquired a new stake in Simulations Plus during the 4th quarter worth about $104,000. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its position in Simulations Plus by 142.2% during the 4th quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 9,378 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $151,000 after acquiring an additional 5,506 shares during the period. Strs Ohio lifted its position in Simulations Plus by 196.9% during the 4th quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 9,500 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $152,000 after acquiring an additional 6,300 shares during the period. Algert Global LLC acquired a new stake in Simulations Plus during the 4th quarter worth about $175,000. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its position in Simulations Plus by 234.1% during the 4th quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 17,028 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $275,000 after acquiring an additional 11,931 shares during the period. 33.19% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Simulations Plus

Simulations Plus, Inc develops drug discovery and development software for mechanistic modeling and simulation worldwide. The company offers GastroPlus, which simulates the absorption, pharmacokinetics (PK), and pharmacodynamics of drugs administered to humans and animals; DDDPlus that simulates in vitro laboratory experiments, which measure the rate of dissolution of the drug and additives in a dosage form; and MembranePlus, which simulates laboratory experiments.

Simulations Plus (SLP) Reaches New 1-Year High and Low at $18.55

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.

SLP has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Simulations Plus from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. BidaskClub cut Simulations Plus from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Simulations Plus from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd.

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The stock has a market capitalization of $315.33 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 54.41 and a beta of -0.56.

Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, April 9th. The technology company reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.11. The firm had revenue of $7.36 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $7.37 million. Simulations Plus had a return on equity of 26.19% and a net margin of 30.65%. sell-side analysts predict that Simulations Plus will post 0.4 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, May 2nd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, April 25th were given a $0.06 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, April 24th. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.30%. Simulations Plus’s payout ratio is 70.59%.

In other Simulations Plus news, Chairman Walter S. Woltosz sold 18,500 shares of Simulations Plus stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.54, for a total transaction of $268,990.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now owns 5,466,408 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $79,481,572.32. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CFO John Robert Kneisel sold 2,991 shares of Simulations Plus stock in a transaction dated Friday, April 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.64, for a total value of $52,761.24. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 58,491 shares of company stock valued at $938,356 in the last three months. Insiders own 33.45% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Bank of Montreal Can acquired a new stake in Simulations Plus during the 4th quarter worth about $104,000. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its position in Simulations Plus by 142.2% during the 4th quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 9,378 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $151,000 after acquiring an additional 5,506 shares during the period. Strs Ohio lifted its position in Simulations Plus by 196.9% during the 4th quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 9,500 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $152,000 after acquiring an additional 6,300 shares during the period. Algert Global LLC acquired a new stake in Simulations Plus during the 4th quarter worth about $175,000. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its position in Simulations Plus by 234.1% during the 4th quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 17,028 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $275,000 after acquiring an additional 11,931 shares during the period. 33.19% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Simulations Plus

Simulations Plus, Inc develops drug discovery and development software for mechanistic modeling and simulation worldwide. The company offers GastroPlus, which simulates the absorption, pharmacokinetics (PK), and pharmacodynamics of drugs administered to humans and animals; DDDPlus that simulates in vitro laboratory experiments, which measure the rate of dissolution of the drug and additives in a dosage form; and MembranePlus, which simulates laboratory experiments.

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2018: Ventas, Inc.(VTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    My timing, however, isn’t always so good, and I sometimes get in too early. But owning a great dividend-paying company at a fair price is better than owning a bad company at any price. Which is why I’m happy to have bought U.S. utility giant The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) and healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT) Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR). And I’ll be just as happy if they fall further from here.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2018: Panasonic Corporation (PCRFY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    A Unilever vs. Panasonic (OTCPK:PCRFY) showdown seems to be something out of an alternative, weird universe. But that’s exactly what has been happening in the Asia-Pacific region, where Unilever is now a major seller of air and water purification devices. The acquisitions of Qinyuan and Pureit water purifiers, as well as the acquisition of Sweden-based Blueair in 2016, reflects Unilever’s latest growth strategy of reducing exposure to low-growth brands in favor of greater investments in higher-growth products with strong social and environmental credentials.

  • [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 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 SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    SMMYY is a subsidiary of the Sumitomo Group. SMMYY is a major smelter and refiner of copper, nickel and gold in Japan, and has a 27.5% stake in the Ambatovy Nickel Project in Madagascar, along with Sherritt International and Korea Resources Corp. Feedstock for the refinery is nickel cobalt mixed sulphide from its Taganito and Coral Bay mines in the Philippines (noting the Philippines is a risky supply source at this time). Sumitomo supply Panasonic (OTCPK:PCRFY) who supply Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA); however, this can change. Generally, I like the stock; however, at this time, valuation looks full, trading on a 2017 PE of 32.8, and 2018 PE of 14.8. Good to buy after a pullback if that occurs.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2018: Banco Santander, S.A.(SAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. lifted its holdings in Santander Group (NYSE:SAN) by 32.6% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 45,610 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 11,224 shares during the period. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc.’s holdings in Santander Group were worth $299,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Several institutions have invested in Ripple Labs, the company behind Ripple. Among them were CME Group and Banco Santander (NYSE:SAN) in the financial world, along with memory storage giant Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX). Each of these players stands to gain if Ripple Labs does well in promoting the use of Ripple, and so their shares could benefit indirectly from Ripple’s success.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Banco Santander (SAN) : “I prefer Barclays (BCS) , but let’s wait and see what the other banks have to say”

    ProLogis (PLD) : “I am not a fan of that group right now, but that one is best of breed.”

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2018: 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.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2018: ANSYS, Inc.(ANSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Wednesday's regular session.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ansys (NASDAQ:ANSS) Director James E. Cashman III sold 862 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, April 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $158.00, for a total value of $136,196.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2018: MFRI Inc.(MFRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Wednesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedsmall cap piping systems stock MFRI, Inc (NASDAQ: MFRI) as a short-term long/bullish trade:

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2018: Veeco Instruments Inc.(VECO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the information technology sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK) and Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) dropped nearly 26% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $10.85 after closing at $14.65 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $34.38. Volume was around 5.8 million, about 10 times the daily average of around 584,000. The company reported late yesterday that it had received an unfavorable patent ruling in China.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    VECO (NASDAQ:VECO) contributed 1.16% to the Fund’s quarterly return, nearly equaling AAN’s contribution in the quarter. VECO appreciated over 48% in the quarter due to an acceleration of orders for its key MOCVD tools. These tools are the main manufacturing equipment used to produce LEDs, whether they are for display screens or, increasingly, for lighting products. We estimate that VECO currently has roughly 80% global market share for MOCVD tools used to make LEDs.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2018: Nordstrom Inc.(JWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Micheal Brown]

    Nordstrom (JWN) is a high end department store that is well known in the United States of America. It was founded by John W. Nordstrom and Carl F. Wallin in the year 1901. It began as a shoe retail store but has expanded over the years to retailing clothing’s, fragrances, accessories, handbags, jewelry and cosmetics.

    In the first quarter of this year, Nordstrom had amazing miss and ugly guidance reduction; its stock even plunged low about 30% in the last month. It was reported in the first quarter of the year that Nordstrom had earnings of 26 cents per share versus forecasts for 46 cents per share. Its sales were totaled to be $3.19 billion compared to the $3.28 billion which had earlier been estimated. Comparable-store sales fell 1.7%. For the remainder of the year, Nordstrom now foresees earnings of about $2.50 to $2.70 cents a share, down from $3.10 to $3.65 a share previously. 

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  • [By Sean Williams]

    Another top dividend stock income investors would be wise not to ignore is high-end mall-based retailer Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN). Shares of Nordstrom have fallen 24% over the trailing year, meaning they’ve underperformed the benchmark S&P 500 by roughly 40 percentage points.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    It’s been more than five years since upscale retailer Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) first announced its plans to open a flagship store in Manhattan. While Nordstrom has several full-line stores in the New York metro area, this was to be its first one in New York City proper. Moreover, Nordstrom executives were determined to make it the company’s best store — and indeed, one of the best stores of any kind in the world.

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Here are the number of stores at the end of the third quarter of 2016 compared to the number of stores in 2007:

    J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE: JCP): 1,014 vs. 1,067. Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE: KSS): 1,155 vs. 929. Macy’s Inc (NYSE: M): 880 vs. 853. Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN): 348 vs. 157. TJX Companies Inc (NYSE: TJX): 582 vs. 2,500. Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT)*: 4,574 vs. 4,141.

    Source: SEC Filings

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2018: Douglas Dynamics Inc.(PLOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2018: Travelzoo Inc.(TZOO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares climbed 54.2 percent to $1.25 on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) climbed 21.3 percent to $9.40 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) gained 16.5 percent to $4.60.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares rose 11.2 percent to $15.4206 following Q3 results.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) shares rose 11 percent to $15.3289. McDermott issued a release reiterating rejection of Subsea 7's offer.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares gained 9.2 percent to $64.61 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) surged 8.5 percent to $46.00 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) climbed 7.5 percent to $107.22 after reporting Q1 results.
    Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNA) rose 6.1 percent to $14.78. B. Riley initiated coverage on Allena Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.6 percent to $102.90 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 4.5 percent to $17.03 following strong Q1 results.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 4.2 percent to $22.20 after reporting Q1 results.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) got a boost, shooting up 25 percent to $9.70 following strong Q1 results.

    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares were also up, gaining 9 percent to $64.54 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares jumped 56.69 percent to close at $1.27 on Wednesday on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 26.84 percent to close at $37.10. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) climbed 25.56 percent to close at $10.61.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) gained 24.7 percent to close at $9.75 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) shares climbed 19.24 percent to close at $4.71.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 18.73 percent to close at $18.64.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 18.28 percent to close at $5.89. Genprex expanded its operations to Cambridge, Mass.
    Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) rose 13.92 percent to close at $2.70 following Q1 results.
    Rocky Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCKY) shares surged 13.57 percent to close at $23.85 after reporting Q1 results.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) shares rose 12.5 percent to close at $4.14 on Wednesday.
    USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) jumped 11.24 percent to close at $106.85 following Q1 results.
    SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) rose 11.16 percent to close at $16.24 after the company reported Q4 results and agreed to sell and leaseback eight distribution centers for an aggregate purchase price of $483 million.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares gained 10.74 percent to close at $15.36 following Q3 results.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) rose 9.15 percent to close at $46.28 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares climbed 8.49 percent to close at $64.18 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) gained 8.2 percent to close at $107.94 af
  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Year to date, the company’s stock price has fallen over 42%. Meanwhile, its competitors’ share prices have increased during the same period. The Travelzoo Inc. (Nasdaq: TZOO) share price has gained 41% YTD, and Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN) has gained over 19%.