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The major indexes rose to new highs this week as investors ignored the chaos in Washington and refused to let the market fall.

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The S&P 500 rose 1.5% this week after advancing 0.2% to 2,351.16 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.7% this week after ticking up 4.28 points to 20,624.05. The Nasdaq Composite climbed 1.8% this week after today.

There were all sorts of reasons for the market to drop this week: Fed chief Janet Yellen was more hawkish than expected when she testified to Congress this week, while President Donald J. Trump was busy defending himself, rather than proposing business friendly legislation.

But the market refused to take a loss for an answer. Today, for instance, the Dow had been down as much as 87.16 points, before rallying back, while the blue chip benchmark rallied back from a 55.03 decline. In fact, that’s been the pattern all year in the S&P 500, explains the folks at Bespoke Investment Group:

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Smith & Nephew SNATS, Inc.(SNN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    The business also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 8th. Investors of record on Friday, April 5th will be given a $0.44 dividend. This represents a yield of 2.31%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 4th. This is a boost from Smith & Nephew’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.25. Smith & Nephew’s payout ratio is 26.73%.

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    Smith & Nephew Company Profile

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Zimmer Biomet (NYSE: ZBH) and Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) are both large-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Mastercard Incorporated(MA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    As with Mastercard Inc. (NYSE:MA), Visa doesn’t directly lend money to consumers through its branded credit or debit cards. The money being borrowed comes from the financial institution that actually issues the card, such as JPMorgan Chase or Capital One. There are advantages and disadvantages to this model. The primary advantage is that Visa is not at risk from consumers defaulting on their credit card loans, which is one of the riskiest types of debt. The disadvantage is that consumers pay a lot of interest on their credit card debt each year, and Visa doesn’t get to collect any of it.

  • [By Andy Pai]

    In a 2014 interview, Akre said he looks for companies that he thinks are ‘compounding machines.' At the time the firm owned Mastercard Inc (NYSE: MA) and Visa Inc (NYSE: V) which he pointed out have margins of over 30 percent, which is around three times that of the average US company.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) and Mastercard Inc. (NYSE: MA) may settle a battle with the government. According to The Wall Street Journal:

    Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. are close to settling a long-running antitrust lawsuit with merchants over the fees they pay when they accept card payments, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Nubank offers a virtual credit card from Mastercard (NYSE:MA) to five million active customers. Its mobile app lets users track real-time transactions, contact customer support, apply for higher credit limits, and perform other services.

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    However, several Buffett stocks chalked up nice gains during the first quarter. The three top performers in Berkshire’s portfolio were Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI), Mastercard (NYSE:MA), and Moody’s (NYSE:MCO). Here’s what drove these stocks higher — and what their prospects are for the rest of 2018.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: DHX Media Ltd.(DHXM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) surged 87.1 percent to $12.98 after the company reported Q1 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) shares jumped 66.8 percent to $49.735 after Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced plans to acquire ARMO BioSciences for $50 per share.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) gained 34 percent to $2.2920 following announcement that the company will pre-specify new subgroup with the FDA and report Phase 3 Part B results in June.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) climbed 22.3 percent to $34.84 after the company posted upbeat Q4 earnings.
    Depomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: DEPO) shares jumped 22.2 percent to $7.28 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Everspin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRAM) gained 19.8 percent to $8.89 after the company reported strong results for its first quarter.
    Luxfer Holdings PLC (NYSE: LXFR) surged 19.8 percent to $17.10 following Q1 results.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 18.3 percent to $2.26 after French company Total announced plans to acquire 25 percent stake in Clean Energy Fuels for $83.4 million.
    Intelligent Systems Corporation (NYSE: INS) gained 17 percent to $7.116.
    Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT) surged 15.3 percent to $73.00 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHEF) climbed 15 percent to $28.85. Chefs' Warehouse posted Q1 earnings of $0.03 per share on sales of $318.6 million.
    Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: WPRT) rose 14.2 percent to $2.9701.
    Wright Medical Group N.V. (NASDAQ: WMGI) jumped 13.8 percent to $23.87 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) gained 13.4 percent to $22.70. Diplomat named Brian Griffin as Chairman and CEO.
    Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA) shares rose 13 percent to $27.97 after reporting upbeat Q1 sales.
    Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) gained 12 percent to $15.19
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Dhx Media Com Vtg (OTCMKTS:DMQHF) and DHX Media (NASDAQ:DHXM) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Family-friendly media company DHX Media (NASDAQ:DHXM) reported third-quarter earnings early Monday morning. Investors didn’t see much to like in this business update, and the stock closed 19.7% lower at the end of the day.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019

Despite several years of steady declines, deadly vehicle crashes are on the rise, according to the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The safest day to be on the road: Tuesday. The most dangerous? Saturday.

That’s according to a newstudy by Avvo, an online legal referral and review site, which analyzed data from NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System in 2016 on how many car crash-related fatalities happened across the country by weekday and time of day.

The analysis found that 6,802 lives were lost on Saturday out of the 37,461 road deaths that occurred in 2016. That was 53% higher than the 4,444 deaths that happened on a Tuesday, the day with the least number of crash-related fatalities.

The second and third deadliest days were also associated with the weekend: Friday (5,826) and Sunday (5,809).

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: ImmuCell Corporation(ICCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Smith & Nephew SNATS, Inc.(SNN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Zimmer Biomet (NYSE: ZBH) and Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) are both large-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its holdings in Smith & Nephew plc (NYSE:SNN) by 1.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 390,356 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,951 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned 0.09% of Smith & Nephew worth $14,893,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Weight Watchers (NYSE: WTW) is tipping the scales on Wall Street: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    USA Nonfarm Payrolls for Apr 164.0K vs 189.0K Est; Prior 103.0K. Private Payrolls for Apr 168.0K vs 194.0K Est; Prior 102.0K
    Unemployment Rate for Apr 3.90% vs 4.00% Est; Prior 4.10%
    New York Fed President William Dudley is set to speak at 12:45 p.m. ET.
    The Baker Hughes North American rig count report for the latest week is schedule for release at 1:00 p.m. ET.
    Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams will speak at 3:00 p.m. ET.
    Randal Quarles, Vice Chairman for Supervision, is set to speak at 5:30 p.m. ET.
    Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan will speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic is set to speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
    Kansas City Fed President Esther George will speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    RBC upgraded Benefitfocus (NASDAQ: BNFT) from Sector Perform to Outperform
    Stephens upgraded FMC (NYSE: FMC) from Equal-Weight to Overweight
    RBC downgraded Colfax (NYSE: CFX) from Outperform to Sector Perform
    Deutsche Bank downgraded Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN) from Hold to Sell

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Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cowen Group, Inc.(COWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Cowen Inc Class A (NASDAQ:COWN) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Friday.

    COWN has been the subject of a number of other reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Cowen Inc Class A from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Saturday, April 7th. Sandler O’Neill started coverage on shares of Cowen Inc Class A in a research note on Friday, May 18th. They issued a buy rating and a $19.00 price objective for the company. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. Cowen Inc Class A presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $17.67.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cowen Inc Class A (NASDAQ:COWN) Director Peter A. Cohen sold 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.19, for a total value of $37,975.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 698,095 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,604,063.05. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    MetLife Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Cowen Group (NASDAQ:COWN) in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund bought 13,196 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $180,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Waddell & Reed (NYSE: WDR) and Cowen Group (NASDAQ:COWN) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    According to a new note published this past week by investment firm Cowen (NASDAQ:COWN), the total cannabis market could generate as much as $75 billion in gross annual sales by 2030, up from a previous forecast of $50 billion by 2026.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC reduced its stake in Cowen Group (NASDAQ:COWN) by 6.3% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 750,063 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 50,848 shares during the period. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC owned 2.54% of Cowen Group worth $9,900,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Inc.(ALDR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Shares of Alder Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALDR), a clinical-stage biotech focused on migraines, rose as much as 14% in afternoon trading on Friday. The jump was in response to the news that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE:TEVA) is scrapping part of a late-stage study of a potential rival to Alder’s lead compound eptinezumab. Alder’s stock has since cooled off, but was still up about 6% as of 3:58 p.m. EDT.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mizuho reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Alder Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALDR) in a report released on Thursday morning. The brokerage currently has a $29.00 target price on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Migraines affect perhaps a billion people the world over, and it’s been three decades since they had a new preventative treatment option. That means there could be enough demand to driveblockbuster sales for a new class of treatments making their way to consumers right now, one of which could come fromlittle Alder Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ALDR).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Needham & Company LLC assumed coverage on shares of Alder Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALDR) in a report issued on Wednesday. The brokerage issued a buy rating and a $28.00 price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Alder Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALDR) was upgraded by BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Monday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Alder Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALDR) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report released on Tuesday.

    A number of other equities research analysts have also weighed in on the company. Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on Alder Biopharmaceuticals in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. They set a neutral rating and a $17.00 price objective on the stock. Mizuho restated a buy rating and set a $29.00 price objective on shares of Alder Biopharmaceuticals in a research report on Wednesday, March 28th. Cowen set a $23.00 price target on Alder Biopharmaceuticals and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday, February 26th. Leerink Swann reiterated an outperform rating on shares of Alder Biopharmaceuticals in a research report on Sunday, March 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Alder Biopharmaceuticals from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. Alder Biopharmaceuticals currently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $26.33.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: EMCORE Corporation(EMKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about EMCORE (NASDAQ:EMKR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. EMCORE earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.6118508960632 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is themostshorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 62.65% according to Highshortnterest.com.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019

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The VanEck Vectors Coal ETF (NYSE: KOL) was one of last year's best-performing non-leveraged exchange-traded funds for a simple reason: Of the two nominees for the U.S. presidency, one was vocal in her disdain for the coal industry while one vowed to restore the industry's lost jobs.

President Donald Trump, obviously, was the candidate that promised to restore coal country's lost glory and KOL responded. The ETF is doing so again this year with a year-to-date gain of almost 18 percent. That means KOL has nearly doubled in value over the past year. Still, there are ample indications that Trump's promises to coal miners will be hard to keep.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Magyar Bancorp Inc.(MGYR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Magyar Bancorp (NASDAQ:MGYR) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Magyar Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 48.0770691063571 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Pegasystems Inc.(PEGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Pegasystems(NASDAQ:PEGA) announced first-quarter results this week that paired a significant slowdown in sales growth with plummeting earnings. The declines were driven by a shift toward cloud-based revenue that had a more pronounced impact on the books because of the implementation of new accounting rules.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion.
    Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.65 billion.
    Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $556.81 million.
    Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $383.37 million.
    Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $880.89 million.
    Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $396.25 million.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $73.23 million.
    Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $980.50 million.
    Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $220.14 million.
    Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $210.01 million.
    TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $198.62 million.
    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE: RBA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $153.87 million.
    Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $247.16 million.
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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Pain Therapeutics(PTIE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares climbed 31.68 percent to close at $7.19 on Wednesday. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares gained 24.15 percent to close at $3.29. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) shares surged 24 percent to close at $6.82.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 20.25 percent to close at $4.87.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) shares surged 18.42 percent to close at $22.50
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) rose 16.15 percent to close at $83.34. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    Pain Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTIE) shares jumped 16.07 percent to close at $10.62.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) rose 16.04 percent to close at $14.11.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) gained 14.88 percent to close at $6.33.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) rose 13.96 percent to close at $5.55.
    Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) jumped 13.88 percent to close at $67.27 on Wednesday.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) jumped 12.59 percent to close at $11.98 after reporting Q1 results.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) rose 12.01 percent to close at $5.13.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) gained 11.93 percent to close at $3.19.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) climbed 11.66 percent to close at $24.52 on Wednesday after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M) rose 10.83 percent to close at $33.17 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter and lifted guidance.
    ChemoCentryx, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCXI) gained 9.36 percent to close at $12.50. Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on ChemoCentryx with a Buy rating.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX)
  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap pain stock Pain Therapeutics (NASDAQ: PTIE) has elevated short interest of 35.77% according to Highshortinterest.com. Pain Therapeuticsdevelops proprietary drugs that offer significant improvements to patients and physicians.The Companysexpertise consists of developing new drugs and guiding these through various regulatory and development pathways in preparation for their eventual commercialization with a focuson drug development efforts around disorders of the nervous system.The FDA has not yet established the safety or efficacy ofany drug candidates. Pain Therapeuticspipeline of drug assets includes:

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Smith & Nephew SNATS, Inc.(SNN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its holdings in Smith & Nephew plc (NYSE:SNN) by 1.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 390,356 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,951 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned 0.09% of Smith & Nephew worth $14,893,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Weight Watchers (NYSE: WTW) is tipping the scales on Wall Street: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    USA Nonfarm Payrolls for Apr 164.0K vs 189.0K Est; Prior 103.0K. Private Payrolls for Apr 168.0K vs 194.0K Est; Prior 102.0K
    Unemployment Rate for Apr 3.90% vs 4.00% Est; Prior 4.10%
    New York Fed President William Dudley is set to speak at 12:45 p.m. ET.
    The Baker Hughes North American rig count report for the latest week is schedule for release at 1:00 p.m. ET.
    Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams will speak at 3:00 p.m. ET.
    Randal Quarles, Vice Chairman for Supervision, is set to speak at 5:30 p.m. ET.
    Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan will speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic is set to speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
    Kansas City Fed President Esther George will speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    RBC upgraded Benefitfocus (NASDAQ: BNFT) from Sector Perform to Outperform
    Stephens upgraded FMC (NYSE: FMC) from Equal-Weight to Overweight
    RBC downgraded Colfax (NYSE: CFX) from Outperform to Sector Perform
    Deutsche Bank downgraded Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN) from Hold to Sell

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Zimmer Biomet (NYSE: ZBH) and Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) are both large-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Patni Computer Systems Limited(PTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Proteostasis Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: PTI) saw its shares slide early on Thursday after the company reported that it had positive data from its early stage trial in cystic fibrosis (CF). These results come from the firms ongoing Phase 1 dosing study of PTI-801 in CF patients on background Orkambi (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) therapy.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Trina Solar Limited(TSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energo (CURRENCY:TSL) traded 2.8% lower against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on April 22nd. In the last week, Energo has traded up 73.1% against the dollar. Energo has a total market capitalization of $24.76 million and approximately $956,466.00 worth of Energo was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Energo token can now be bought for about $0.0425 or 0.00000481 BTC on popular exchanges including Gate.io, CoinEgg, Coinnest and Coinrail.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Tree Island Steel Ltd. (TSE:TSL) hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as C$3.40 and last traded at C$3.47, with a volume of 7100 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at C$3.49.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: TESARO, Inc.(TSRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    The phase 2 TOPACIO/Keynote-162 trial tests Tesaro’s (NASDAQ:TSRO) poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, Zejula, with Keytruda. On Sunday, outcomes for patients with recurrent ovarian cancer will be presented, as Tesaro and Merck look to build on earlier promisingresults. Then on Monday, the duo will present data testing the combination in patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer as Tesaro looks to expand the market for Zejula.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Tesaro (NASDAQ:TSRO) rose 6.2% during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $57.99 and last traded at $55.51. Approximately 1,596,660 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 37% from the average daily volume of 1,167,780 shares. The stock had previously closed at $52.26.

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Tesaro Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRO) dropped about 9.5% Tuesday to post a 52-week low of $63.00 after closing at $69.59 on Friday. The 52-week high is $192.94. Volume was around 2.6 million, nearly triple the daily average. The company had no specific news, but a couple of shareholder lawsuits were announced.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Eversept Partners LLC reduced its position in shares of TESARO Inc (NASDAQ:TSRO) by 39.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 51,523 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 34,217 shares during the quarter. TESARO accounts for 1.4% of Eversept Partners LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 19th biggest holding. Eversept Partners LLC’s holdings in TESARO were worth $2,944,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: IDT Corporation(IDT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    InvestDigital (CURRENCY:IDT) traded flat against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 21:00 PM E.T. on June 14th. InvestDigital has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of InvestDigital was traded on exchanges in the last day. One InvestDigital token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0361 or 0.00000533 BTC on exchanges. During the last seven days, InvestDigital has traded down 19.5% against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Swisscom (OTCMKTS: SCMWY) and IDT (NYSE:IDT) are both utilities 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 Logan Wallace]

    IDT Co. (NYSE:IDT) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, June 4th, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, June 19th will be paid a dividend of 0.09 per share by the utilities provider on Friday, June 29th. This represents a $0.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.84%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, June 18th.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    IDT (NYSE: IDT) and Swisscom (OTCMKTS:SCMWY) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Cincinnati Financial Corporation(CINF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new stake in shares of Cincinnati Financial (NASDAQ:CINF) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 7,604 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $565,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Swiss National Bank lowered its holdings in Cincinnati Financial (NASDAQ:CINF) by 13.6% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 498,032 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 78,400 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank’s holdings in Cincinnati Financial were worth $36,984,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    FDx Advisors Inc. decreased its holdings in Cincinnati Financial (NASDAQ:CINF) by 14.7% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 43,572 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 7,490 shares during the period. FDx Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Cincinnati Financial were worth $3,236,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp increased its position in Cincinnati Financial Co. (NASDAQ:CINF) by 6.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 58,582 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after buying an additional 3,527 shares during the period. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp’s holdings in Cincinnati Financial were worth $4,350,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: MPLX LP(MPLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    MPLX (NYSE:MPLX) has undergone a significant transformation over the past year and a half. The master limited partnership (MLP) completed several transactions with its oil refining parent Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC), which diversified its midstream portfolio and eliminated costly management fees. Those moves position MPLX to continue growing its rock-solid 6.8%-yielding payout at a healthy clip for the next several years, making it an excellent option for income-seeking investors to consider buying.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The biggest contributor to growth during the quarter was Enbridge Energy’s Bakken assets, where earnings jumped 77% due to the completion of the Bakken Pipeline System last June. Income also rose on the Lakehead System, though that was mostly due to the timing of operating expenses, which helped offset lower pipeline rates resulting from the impact of lower U.S. corporate taxes. The Mid-Continent System’s profitability also improved due to higher storage revenue and lower costs, which offset the impact from the sale of the Ozark Pipeline to MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) last year.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mplx Lp (NYSE:MPLX) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the sixteen ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and ten have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $41.33.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    MPLX (NYSE:MPLX) currently expects to increase its 7.1%-yielding distribution by 10% this year. Furthermore, the MLP has $2.2 billion of expansion projects underway, which should fuel it to keep growing the payout in the future. However, an interesting catalyst developed earlier in the year when MPLX’s parent company, refining giant Marathon Petroleum, agreed to buy fellow refiner Andeavor. What makes that deal interesting to MPLX is that Andeavor owns several midstream assets as well as a stake in MLP Andeavor Logistics. It seems highly likely that Marathon will eventually sell those midstream assets to MPLX as well as merge the two MLPs. Those transactions have the potential to move the needle for MPLX, which is what makes it a compelling company to watch.

Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019

Mettler Toledo (NYSE:MTD) announced its earnings results on Thursday. The medical instruments supplier reported $3.74 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $3.73 by $0.01, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Mettler Toledo had a return on equity of 93.09% and a net margin of 13.50%. The company had revenue of $660.82 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $651.87 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $3.34 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 11.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Mettler Toledo updated its Q2 guidance to $4.55 to $4.60 EPS.

Shares of MTD stock opened at $552.97 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.46, a quick ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.75. The stock has a market capitalization of $14,641.79, a PE ratio of 31.47, a PEG ratio of 2.20 and a beta of 1.21. Mettler Toledo has a fifty-two week low of $540.78 and a fifty-two week high of $697.26.

Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: GTT Communications, Inc.(GTT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    GTT to Present at Spring 2018 Investor Conferences (finance.yahoo.com) Unified Communications Week in Review: Firstcom, 8×8, RingCentral (unified-communications.tmcnet.com) RingCentral, SD-WAN vendors team up to deliver UCaaS (searchunifiedcommunications.techtarget.com) GTT Communications (GTT) CEO Richard Calder Sells 6,000 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) GTT Communications (GTT) EVP Chris Mckee Sells 7,000 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)

    GTT has been the topic of several recent research reports. Oppenheimer increased their price objective on GTT Communications from $52.00 to $68.00 in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. William Blair reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of GTT Communications in a research report on Wednesday, March 28th. Craig Hallum reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price objective (up from $50.00) on shares of GTT Communications in a research report on Monday, February 26th. SunTrust Banks increased their price objective on GTT Communications to $60.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. Finally, Jefferies Group increased their price objective on GTT Communications to $62.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $57.22.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at KeyBanc upgraded GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT) from Sector Weight to Overweight.

    GTT Communications shares fell 0.64 percent to $46.35 in pre-market trading.

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    GTT Communications (GTT) : “I think they have a great business model. I say buy, buy, buy.”

    Steel Dynamics (STLD) : “That’s a great steel company and the only one I’ll recommend other than Nucor (NUE) .”

Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: AMERISAFE, Inc.(AMSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of AMERISAFE (NASDAQ:AMSF) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Friday.

    Other research analysts have also issued reports about the stock. TheStreet raised shares of AMERISAFE from a c+ rating to a b rating in a report on Thursday, April 26th. ValuEngine raised shares of AMERISAFE from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of AMERISAFE in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods initiated coverage on shares of AMERISAFE in a report on Thursday, April 5th. They issued a market perform rating and a $54.00 price target for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of AMERISAFE from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Tuesday, March 6th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. AMERISAFE currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $63.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Amerisafe, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSF) EVP Vincent J. Gagliano sold 249 shares of Amerisafe stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.15, for a total value of $14,977.35. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 17,178 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,033,256.70. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: “$0.73 Earnings Per Share Expected for Amerisafe, Inc. (AMSF) This Quarter” was first posted by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this story on another site, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of international copyright and trademark legislation. The original version of this story can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3362844/0-73-earnings-per-share-expected-for-amerisafe-inc-amsf-this-quarter.html.

Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Houston Wire & Cable Company(HWCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Houston Wire & Cable (NASDAQ:HWCC) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Wednesday after an insider bought additional shares in the company. The stock traded as low as $8.40 and last traded at $8.35, with a volume of 604 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $7.90.

Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(IONS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) threw Alnylam and fellow ATTR drugmaker Ionis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IONS) a curveball in March, releasing positive results from a trial testing its ATTR drug tafamidis in patients with ATTR cardiomyopathy. But Alnylam isn’t backing down with potential plans to run a trial comparing its next-generation TTR drug, ALN-TTRsc02, against tafamidis, as outlined by Akshay Vaishnaw, Alnylam’s executive vice president of research and development:

  • [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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    With that in mind, we asked a team of Motley Fool investors to highlight a biotech stock that they think is a strong buy right now. Here’s why they picked Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL), Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG), and Ionis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IONS).

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Although Spinraza’s trajectory could quickly reverse, Biogen made a smart move by expanding its investment into the company that discovered it,Ionis Pharmaceuticals(NASDAQ:IONS). Unfortunately, Ionis probably won’t be adding any candidates to Biogen’s ultra-riskylate-stage pipeline right away.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) shares made a handy gain on Friday after the firm announced an expanded strategic collaboration with Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB). Through this partnership, these companies are planning to tackle and develop novel antisense drug candidates for a broad range of neurological diseases.

Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Smith & Nephew SNATS, Inc.(SNN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

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    ECONOMIC DATA
    USA Nonfarm Payrolls for Apr 164.0K vs 189.0K Est; Prior 103.0K. Private Payrolls for Apr 168.0K vs 194.0K Est; Prior 102.0K
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    New York Fed President William Dudley is set to speak at 12:45 p.m. ET.
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    Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams will speak at 3:00 p.m. ET.
    Randal Quarles, Vice Chairman for Supervision, is set to speak at 5:30 p.m. ET.
    Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan will speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic is set to speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
    Kansas City Fed President Esther George will speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    RBC upgraded Benefitfocus (NASDAQ: BNFT) from Sector Perform to Outperform
    Stephens upgraded FMC (NYSE: FMC) from Equal-Weight to Overweight
    RBC downgraded Colfax (NYSE: CFX) from Outperform to Sector Perform
    Deutsche Bank downgraded Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN) from Hold to Sell

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Nomura Holdings Inc ADR(NMR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maureen Farrell]

    Shortly after Lehman declared bankruptcy, Barclays (BCS) paid $1.3 billion for most of the firm’s North American operations, its Times Square headquarters, and about 9,000 employees. Nomura Holdings (NMR) paid roughly $200 million for Lehman’s operations in Asia.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Nomura Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NMR) is a Japanese financial services company that provides a variety of financial services to corporations, governments, institutions, and individuals around the world.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Apollo Gold Corporation(BRD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bread (CURRENCY:BRD) traded 10.1% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 15:00 PM ET on May 6th. Bread has a market cap of $73.13 million and approximately $1.09 million worth of Bread was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Bread token can currently be purchased for about $0.82 or 0.00008683 BTC on popular exchanges including OKEx, Binance and Cobinhood. In the last seven days, Bread has traded 3.3% higher against the U.S. dollar.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sina Corporation(SINA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    You wouldn’t know it by the market’s knee-jerk reaction, butSINA Corp.(NASDAQ:SINA)just announced another stronger-than-expected quarter early Wednesday.Shares of the Chinese internet media company fell 10% when all was said and done today — though it’s not the first time we’ve seen the stock fall on positive news.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE: BUD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $13.06 billion.
    SINA Corporation (NASDAQ: SINA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $433.32 million.
    Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ: WB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $342.39 million.
    Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.55 billion.
    Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.98 per share on revenue of $2.75 billion.
    Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.51 billion.
    ADT Inc. (NYSE: ADT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $1.11 billion.
    Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.18 billion.
    Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue of $644.94 million.
    Conduent Incorporated (NYSE: CNDT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $1.44 billion.
    Delphi Technologies PLC (NYSE: DLPH) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.16 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
    Global Partners LP (NYSE: GLP) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.33 billion.
    Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $530.99 million.
    Performance Food Group Company (NYSE: PFGC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $4.46 billion.
    Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) is projected to report
  • [By Leo Sun]

    Warren Buffett famously told investors to be “fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.” Dedicated followers of that mantra would probably dismiss Chinese online media giant SINA (NASDAQ:SINA) — which rallied 120% over the past 12 months to a six-year high — as a “greedy” play.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    It was quickly followed by two other Chinese social media sites: SINA Corp (NASDAQ: SINA) and Momo Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ: MOMO).

    Weibo Responds

    Weibo issued a press release later in the day saying it would cooperate with the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares ofSINA Corporation(NASDAQ:SINA)rose 25.8% in 2016,according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, following a pair of stronger-than-expected quarterly reports from the Chinese internet leader in the second half.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: ABM Industries Incorporated(ABM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    ABM Industries, Inc. (NYSE: ABM) was down, falling around 16 percent to $36.98 after the company posted weak Q4 earnings and issued a downbeat full-year forecast.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Caesars Acquisition Company(CACQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    The big unknown with Caesars Entertainment is how the company’s proposed acquisition of Caesars Acquisition Company (NASDAQ:CACQ) and the resolution of Caesars Entertainment Operating Company’s bankruptcy will end up.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Canon, Inc.(CAJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Carroll]

    Nikon’s story is similar to what’s plaguing its Japanese rival, Canon (NYSE: CAJ  ) . Canon’s stock has nosedived by 20% year to date, but the stock’s recovered nearly 3% over the past month. Don’t let appearances fool you: The company slashed its full-year sales and profit forecasts back in July, as the worldwide camera market has slumped, and as smartphones continue to take over this aging niche. Canon’s route back to respectability looks like a treacherous climb.

  • [By Paul R. La Monica]

    Miscellaneous shorts. Lamensdorf is also betting against Japanese printer and camera giant Canon (CAJ) since he believes the company still hasn’t figured out a way to compete with smartphones.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Rhino Resource Partners LP(RNO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alexis Xydias]

    Investors are regaining confidence, squeezing pessimists who say the economy remains sluggish outside of Germany and point to record-low trading volume as a lack of conviction in the Euro Stoxxs 61 percent rally of the past two years. Besides gains in stocks from Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA to Renault SA (RNO), yields on Spanish and Italian bonds have declined to a two-year low compared with German bunds and the euro has strengthened 4.6 percent to $1.35 in the past six months.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Radient Technologies (RTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small cap Radient Technologies (CVE: RTI) is focused on extracting, isolating and purifying food/nutraceutical ingredients (colourings, flavourings, preservatives etc) and pharmaceutical raw materials from its20,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Edmonton, Alberta. The Companyworks with global brands across a range of industries (including Food and Beverage, Nutrition and Supplements, Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care and Cosmetics and Biofuel) andengageswithits clients in three distinct phases:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Shares of small cap natural compound and Cannabinoid extract stock Radient Technologies (CVE: RTI) have been taking off lately as the Company makes further progress commercializing its technology. The Company extracts natural compounds from a range of biological materials using microwave assisted processing (MAP), a patented technology platform which provides superior customer outcomes in terms of ingredient purity, yield and cost. This technology is based on the selective and localized heating of the moisture present in all natural materials using microwaves as the energy source. This gives the Company a technological advantage and expertise in selectively depositing microwave energy into different parts of a biomass’ complicated chemical system form the core of our extraction advantage.

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    There’s an old business adage…. it’s not so much what you know, but who you know. If that’ s truly the case (and it is), then shareholders in Radient Technologies Inc (CVE:RTI) should be elated. The newest member of the Board of Directors that not already knows a lot of the right people, but has pretty much done all of things Radient would like to accomplish in the near future. That is, he was on the board for another ingredient and chemical company that was eventually acquired, but he also holds a masters degree in engineering. He can do it all, understanding the art and science of the business.

    It’s yet another reason for RTI investors to be enthused.

    Radient Technologies isn’t exactly a new company, but it’s relative notoriety is a fairly new phenomenon.

    The organization, in simplest terms, has developed an ingredient-extraction process called microwave assisted processing, or “MAP,” for short. As the name implies, the use of radio microwaves helps the extraction process along.

    Using its patented MAP process, Radient is able to selectively deposit microwave energy into a biomass (source material) and heat the target elements while leaving other materials in the mix unaltered. The near-instantaneous “in-core” heating that occurs creates pressure which drives out the targeting ingredient or component much faster than more conventional extraction methods. In fact, the pressure-driven process outperforms the conventional extraction on pretty much every front. That is, the technique reduces the extraction time from hours to minutes, delivers a higher active ingredient purity, increases the recovery of actives from often scarce biomass, and uses much less solvent and energy than the more typical approach.

    The technique can, and already has, created natural ingredients for global customers across a range of industries, including food and beverage, nutrition, supplements, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

    The company’

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    Although the past several years have been very good ones for the cannabis — marijuana and hemp — industry, it’s still mostly being done in an old, artisan-style fashion. Most companies haven’t figured out a way of scaling up their outputs by improving their operating/production efficiency, even though the market’s growth has merited. Radient Technologies Inc (CVE:RTI) represents that next evolution of the cannabinoid business, introducing a new approach to extracting cannabinoids from cannabis plants that will not only improve yields, but create a superior, purer product.

    Canada-based Radient Technologies has developed — and patented – an ingredient-extraction process called microwave assisted processing, or “MAP,” for short. As the name implies, the use of radio microwaves helps the extraction process along. To fully appreciate why it matters, however, one has look at the approach other ingredients suppliers are utilizing now.

    With current approaches to create ingredients from an appropriate source, the material with the target compound or molecule in it is soaked in a solvent, heated to 50 degrees Celsius (or more), and over the course of several hours, the desired ingredient diffuses into the solvent. After filtration, drying, and other processing, that ingredient is finally isolated and then collected.

    It works, but it’s hardly ideal. Aside from the fact that this technique doesn’t work very well at large scale, yields are relatively low. Worse, a lot of things you don’t want to extract can still be found in the extract, lowering the quality and purity of the ingredient.

    Radient Technologies’ microwave assisted processing changes all of this.

    Using its patented MAP process, Radient is able to selectively deposit microwave energy into a biomass (source material) and heat the target elements while leaving other materials in the mix unaltered. The near-instantaneous “in-core” heating that occurs creates pressure which

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    At first glance, a new set of rules from the Drug Enforcement Agency unveiled in the middle of December looked like it posed a problem for cannabis-newcomer Radient Technologies Inc (CVE:RTI). By assigning a controlled substances code number to ‘marijuana extract,’ simultaneously distinguishing (and acknowledging the differences of marijuana, hemp and their derivatives as Schedule I substances. As the ruling’s language explained, “This code number will allow DEA and DEA-registered entities to track quantities of this material separately from quantities of marihuana. This, in turn, will aid in complying with relevant treaty provisions.”

    It presents something of an uncertainty, as it was not clear of the DEA also meant hemp and cannabis extracts when it used the term ‘marijuana extract.’ After all, the Drug Enforcement Agency has thus far done a poor job of distinguishing between hemp and marijuana, but has generally erred on the side of grouping everything as marijuana…. even if it didn’t cause a ‘high,’ and even if it did provide a medical benefit. If that was indeed the case, Radient Technologies may well be a non-starter in its quest to get into the cannabis business.

    No need to worry. Though it took weeks to get some much-needed clarification, the DEA has finally explained what it was saying two months ago. Indeed, the new ruling may actually help the medical marijuana — cannabis — along. DEA spokesman Russ Baer said in an e-mail to The Cannabist, “(The rule change) recognizes that there is a potential medical benefit to some of the cannabinoids.”

    Some still worry the wording of the law essentially, even if unintentionally, puts cannabinoids (or CBD) under the purveyance of the DEA; it’s currently not. Even so, if nothing else the ruling has the government moving towards clarity, after acknowledging CBD — the healthy version of the cannabis, and not the one that gets you high — has medical value. The next step is clarifying ho

  • [By Bryan Murphy]

    It’s been a long time in the coming, but there’s no denying the tipping point has been reached — cannabinoids are the foundation for a whole new kind of medicine. And, the work-to-date turning cannabis into pharmaceuticals has been very encouraging.

    Problem: While the premise of cannabinoids as drugs has been validated, the science of creating large quantities of pure cannabinoids remains more ineffective than effective. Radient Technologies Inc (CVE:RTI) is about the change that, leveraging a means of extracting a lot of cannabinoid material from a source, and ensuring the highest-level of purity and quality.

    Radient Technologies manufactures natural ingredients for global customers across a range of industries, including food and beverage, nutrition, supplements, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Using a proprietary, patented technology, Radient’s products are superior in quality and purity while manufactured at a significantly lower cost than other methods thanks to superior yields and efficiency.

    To fully appreciate the science Radient has developed, however, one must understand the alternative methods currently employed.

    With current approaches to create ingredients from an appropriate source, the material with the target compound or molecule in it is soaked in a solvent, heated, and then over the course of several hours the desired ingredient diffuses into the solvent. After filtration, drying, and other processing, that ingredient is finally isolated and then collected.

    It works, but it’s far from ideal. Aside from the fact that this technique doesn’t work very well at large scale, yields are relatively low. Worse, many undesirable components can still be found in the extract, lowering the quality and purity of the ingredient.

    Radient Technologies uses an ingredient-extraction process called microwave assisted processing, or “MAP,” for short.

    Using its patented MAP process, Radient is able to selectiv

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Smith & Nephew SNATS, Inc.(SNN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Weight Watchers (NYSE: WTW) is tipping the scales on Wall Street: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    USA Nonfarm Payrolls for Apr 164.0K vs 189.0K Est; Prior 103.0K. Private Payrolls for Apr 168.0K vs 194.0K Est; Prior 102.0K
    Unemployment Rate for Apr 3.90% vs 4.00% Est; Prior 4.10%
    New York Fed President William Dudley is set to speak at 12:45 p.m. ET.
    The Baker Hughes North American rig count report for the latest week is schedule for release at 1:00 p.m. ET.
    Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams will speak at 3:00 p.m. ET.
    Randal Quarles, Vice Chairman for Supervision, is set to speak at 5:30 p.m. ET.
    Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan will speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic is set to speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
    Kansas City Fed President Esther George will speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    RBC upgraded Benefitfocus (NASDAQ: BNFT) from Sector Perform to Outperform
    Stephens upgraded FMC (NYSE: FMC) from Equal-Weight to Overweight
    RBC downgraded Colfax (NYSE: CFX) from Outperform to Sector Perform
    Deutsche Bank downgraded Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN) from Hold to Sell

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

  • [By Charles Carlson, CEO and Portfolio Manager, Horizon Investment Services]

    For investors looking for growth but also income, I especially like three health-care related stocksFresenius Medical (FMS), Novo Nordisk (NVO), and Smith & Nephew (SNN).

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Dominion Resources, Inc.(D)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) started 2018 well, delivering results that came in at the high end of its forecast thanks to much colder weather than last winter. Because of that, the utility believes its full-year results will come in above the midpoint of its guidance range. The company also affirmed its dividend growth forecast even though two factors helping to power it — the SCANA (NYSE:SCG) merger and its ability to grow its master limited partnershipDominion Energy Midstream Partners (NYSE:DM) — have become increasingly uncertain.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the sixteen analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $74.73.

  • [By David Dittman]

    But power generators across the country, including Dominion Resources Inc (NYSE: D) in Virginia and Southern Company (NYSE: SO) in the Southeast, are taking significant steps to boost their solar capacity.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Dominion Energy Inc. (NYSE: D) traded down about 1.5% Thursday and posted a new 52-week low of $63.91 after closing Wednesday at $64.88. The stock’s 52-week high is $85.30. Volume totaled around 3 million, about a 40% below the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Iowa State Bank lessened its stake in Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) by 3.8% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 60,145 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 2,380 shares during the quarter. Dominion Energy accounts for about 2.0% of Iowa State Bank’s holdings, making the stock its 23rd biggest holding. Iowa State Bank’s holdings in Dominion Energy were worth $4,056,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Dominion Energy Inc. (NYSE: D) traded down about 0.3% Friday and posted a new 52-week low of $63.89 after closing Thursday at $64.07. The stock’s 52-week high is $85.30. Volume totaled around 5 million, about a 40% above the daily average. The company had no specific news.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now

Stocks inched upwardFriday after remarks by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen pointed to a rate hike later this month.

The Dow andS&P 500 posted fractionalgains.The blue chips barelyfinishedhigher on the day, up 3 points and staying above 21,000, ending at 21,005.71.

Climbing 0.2% was the Nasdaq composite, to 5870.75.

At our meeting later this month, the committee will evaluate whether employment and inflation are continuing to evolve in line with our expectations, in which case a further adjustment of the federal funds rate would likely be appropriate, Yellen said in a 1 p.m. ET speech at the Executives Club of Chicago.

While Yellen couched her remark in conditional terms that depend on economic data, she preceded it by citinga job market that has been strengthening and inflation that has been rising toward our target of 2% annually.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Smith & Nephew SNATS, Inc.(SNN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Charles Carlson, CEO and Portfolio Manager, Horizon Investment Services]

    For investors looking for growth but also income, I especially like three health-care related stocksFresenius Medical (FMS), Novo Nordisk (NVO), and Smith & Nephew (SNN).

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Weight Watchers (NYSE: WTW) is tipping the scales on Wall Street: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    USA Nonfarm Payrolls for Apr 164.0K vs 189.0K Est; Prior 103.0K. Private Payrolls for Apr 168.0K vs 194.0K Est; Prior 102.0K
    Unemployment Rate for Apr 3.90% vs 4.00% Est; Prior 4.10%
    New York Fed President William Dudley is set to speak at 12:45 p.m. ET.
    The Baker Hughes North American rig count report for the latest week is schedule for release at 1:00 p.m. ET.
    Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams will speak at 3:00 p.m. ET.
    Randal Quarles, Vice Chairman for Supervision, is set to speak at 5:30 p.m. ET.
    Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan will speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic is set to speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
    Kansas City Fed President Esther George will speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    RBC upgraded Benefitfocus (NASDAQ: BNFT) from Sector Perform to Outperform
    Stephens upgraded FMC (NYSE: FMC) from Equal-Weight to Overweight
    RBC downgraded Colfax (NYSE: CFX) from Outperform to Sector Perform
    Deutsche Bank downgraded Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN) from Hold to Sell

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Meredith Corporation(MDP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP), a company that owns multiple TV stations, digital and mobile operations and other media platforms, agreed to acquire Time Inc (NYSE: TIME), the content company best known for operating People, Time, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated magazines.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Meredith Corp. (NYSE: MDP) was maintained as Hold but the price target was raised to $65 (versus a $62.75 close) at Benchmark.

    Norfolk Southern Co. (NYSE: NSC) was downgraded to Underperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital Markets.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Meredith Co. (NYSE:MDP) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 9th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Thursday, May 31st will be given a dividend of 0.545 per share on Friday, June 15th. This represents a $2.18 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.25%.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Meredith Corp. (NYSE: MDP), the publishing, database and television station owner, has been described in several media reports as the most likely buyer of Time Inc. (NYSE: TIME). However, there are reports that the talks have stalled over valuation, which many experts believe will need to be above $20 a share to get the approval of Time’s board.

  • [By Nelson Hem]

    See what Barron's feels the prospects are for Energy Transfer Partners LP (NYSE: ETP) if it cuts its distribution and dumps its general partner, and salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE: CRM) with its generous potential upside. Also whether regional banks like Zions Bancorp (NASDAQ: ZION) could see a boost from a proposed regulatory change, and the sweetheart deal the Koch brothers got with Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP), a company that owns multiple TV stations, digital and mobile operations and other media platforms, agreed to acquire Time Inc (NYSE: TIME), the content company best known for operating People, Time, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated magazines.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: W.R. Grace & Co.(GRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This mid-cap company also looks like a solid stock to own during difficult times. W.R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) is engaged in the production and sale of specialty chemicals and specialty materials. The company operates in two segments.The Grace Catalysts Technologies segment includes catalysts and related products and technologies used in refining, petrochemical and other chemical manufacturing applications.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: TransAlta Renewables Inc. (TRSWF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    TransAlta Renewables (OTC:TRSWF) (RNW CA) is a good comp, and trades at 12.3x EBITDA. Similar to NYLD, they own renewables as well as a few gas-fired power plants. The yield on RNW is similar to NYLD at 6.0%. The only real difference is that RNW is less levered (mid-3s on a debt/EBITDA basis), but has clearly overpaid for certain assets in order to help the parent (TransAlta Corp. ticker TA in Canada) to delever.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Liberty Global plc(LILA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the ten ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $24.75.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now

Dear Reader,

More men die of jealousy than die of cancer, said Joseph Kennedy.

Today, a brief reflection on that ignoble but staggeringly human emotion

It is said a man is jealous of his betters.

But it is only partly true.

The average man harbors no jealousy for the great man.

He is not jealous of the Alexanders the Caesars the Napoleons of this world.

These are men stamped from a finer metal and the average man gracefully acknowledges it is not his metal.

The sparrow understands its place is not among the eagles.

No, the subject of the average mans jealousy is his peer the average man.

The average man is not jealous of the (19972010) Tiger Woods who won 14 majors but the guy in his weekend foursome who once broke 80.

He is not jealous of the Brad Pitt who scores the supermodel but the insurance salesman who lands the pleasant-looking gal he himself set his cap for.

Nor is the average man jealous of a Warren Buffett with his billions but the middle-class fellow down the street whos moving up to a nicer neighborhood.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Diamondrock Hospitality Company(DRH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    DiamondRock Hospitality Company (NYSE: DRH) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $218.42 million.

    Weyerhaeuser Co (NYSE: WY) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.20 per share.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: 58.com Inc.(WUBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Then theres 58.com Inc. (NASDAQ:WUBA), the Craigslist of China. This stock exceeded our wildest expectations when we jumped into a trade in late June. After beating earnings expectations, shares rallied double-digits and didnt look back. We were able to unload the trade for gains north of 50%.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.38 per share on revenue of $9.86 billion.
    Aecom (NYSE: ACM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $4.67 billion.
    JD.Com Inc(ADR) (NASDAQ: JD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $12.60 billion.
    58.com Inc (ADR) (NYSE: WUBA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $383.60 million.
    Kamada Ltd (NASDAQ: KMDA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $25.00 million.
    Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: PTN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $28.00 million.
    TheStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: TST) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.02 per share on revenue of $15.81 million.
    Atlantica Yield PLC (NASDAQ: ABY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $290.80 million.
    Asure Software Inc (NASDAQ: ASUR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $15.26 million.
    Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $7.90 million.
    Viewray Inc (NASDAQ: VRAY) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $18.58 million.

     

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: SandRidge Mississippian Trust II(SDR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sandridge Mississippian Trust II (NYSE: SDR) dropped about 18% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $0.75 after closing at $0.95 on Friday. The 52-week high is $1.79. Volume was around 1.3 million, more than nine times the daily average of around 160,000. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: WGL Holdings Inc(WGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    Brean Capital reported on Friday that it has upgraded natural gas utility company WGL Holdings Inc (WGL).

    The firm has raised its rating on WGL from “Hold” to “Buy,” and has given the company a $46 price target. This price target suggests a 12% increase from the stock’s current price of $40.62. The upgrade was primarily based on valuation and future investment opportunities.

    “Like many utilities in the gas LDC space, the shares of WGL Holdings have come off recent highs and are now trading at a level we consider attractive,” analyst Michael Gaugler comments. “Beyond valuation, we consider the recent announcement of conditional approval of Dominion’s Cove Point facility for LNG export as a positive development in terms of future investment opportunities, given the company’s one-third interest in the Commonwealth Pipeline project, which we believe will be revisited due to future increased demand.”

    WGL Holdings shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Friday. The stock has been mostly flat YTD.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Black Diamond, Inc.(BDE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    At the beginning of the week, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap sporting & outdoor goods stock Black Diamond Inc (NASDAQ: BDE) as a short/bearish trade:

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Smith & Nephew SNATS, Inc.(SNN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

  • [By Charles Carlson, CEO and Portfolio Manager, Horizon Investment Services]

    For investors looking for growth but also income, I especially like three health-care related stocksFresenius Medical (FMS), Novo Nordisk (NVO), and Smith & Nephew (SNN).

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Weight Watchers (NYSE: WTW) is tipping the scales on Wall Street: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    USA Nonfarm Payrolls for Apr 164.0K vs 189.0K Est; Prior 103.0K. Private Payrolls for Apr 168.0K vs 194.0K Est; Prior 102.0K
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    New York Fed President William Dudley is set to speak at 12:45 p.m. ET.
    The Baker Hughes North American rig count report for the latest week is schedule for release at 1:00 p.m. ET.
    Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams will speak at 3:00 p.m. ET.
    Randal Quarles, Vice Chairman for Supervision, is set to speak at 5:30 p.m. ET.
    Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan will speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic is set to speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
    Kansas City Fed President Esther George will speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    RBC upgraded Benefitfocus (NASDAQ: BNFT) from Sector Perform to Outperform
    Stephens upgraded FMC (NYSE: FMC) from Equal-Weight to Overweight
    RBC downgraded Colfax (NYSE: CFX) from Outperform to Sector Perform
    Deutsche Bank downgraded Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN) from Hold to Sell

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: China Automotive Systems, Inc.(CAAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    China Automotive Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAAS) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.20 per share on revenue of $108.22 million.

    Affimed NV (NASDAQ: AFMD) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.18 per share on revenue of $1.71 million.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “Brokerages Expect China Automotive Systems (CAAS) to Post $0.18 Earnings Per Share” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this news story on another site, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of United States and international trademark and copyright legislation. The original version of this news story can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3349149/brokerages-expect-china-automotive-systems-caas-to-post-0-18-earnings-per-share.html.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Mitsubishi Corporation (MSBHY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Automotive is moving well, up 14% y/y driven by HD Radio tech. The latter is included in an A list of important models, including Tesla Model 3, the Mitsubishi (OTCPK:MSBHY) Mirage and the Nissan (OTCPK:NSANY) Rogue. Their connected radio solution is also coming along nicely.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Japanese trading company Itochu (OTCPK:ITOCY) has a tough act to follow – its own meaningful improvement over the past five years. The company was more willing than most of its Japanese trading peers to deemphasize commodity/resource businesses, and it moved fairly quickly here, building up non-resource businesses like its food, machinery, and finance operations. Those moves have led to better ROE and cash flow margin performance versus its peers, and Itochu shares have done well relative to peers like Mitsui (OTCPK:MITSY), Mitsubishi (OTCPK:MSBHY), Marubeni (OTCPK:MARUY), and Sumitomo (OTCPK:SSUMY) over that time.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Renault Nissan (OTC:RNSDF) (NSANY)/Mitsubishi (OTCPK:MSBHY) (MMTOF)

    On December 20, Green Car Reports reported: “Mitsubishi electric cars to use Nissan-Renault platforms.” Remember Mitsubishi has the US$22,995 all-electric 16 kWh iMiEV coming out in 2017.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cerus Corporation(CERS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Cerus Corp. (NASDAQ: CERS) dropped about 27% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $2.19 after closing at $3.00 on Monday. The stock’s 52-week high is $7.64. Volume was about 5 times the daily average of around 1.6 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, healthcare shares gained by 0.99 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS), and Air Methods Corp (NASDAQ: AIRM).

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Scana Corporation(SCG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) which rose over 22% to $47.71. The stocks 52-week range is $37.10 to $73.81. Volume was about 19 million compared to its average volume of 2 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) which traded down over 6% at $42.38. The stocks 52-week range is $41.15 to $74.99. Volume was over 3.5 million versus the daily average of 2.2 million shares.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, utilities shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.43 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included SCANA Corporation (NYSE: SCG), down 2 percent, and FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), down 2 percent.

Hot Value Stocks To Invest In 2018

The Q4 2016 earnings report for prepaid debit card stock Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT) is scheduled for after the market closesWednesday (February 22nd).Green Dot Corporation wasin our SmallCap Network Elite Opportunity (SCN EO) portfolio back in 2014 based on the stocks share pricebeing undervalued at the time as well as generating excellent cash flow compared to itsmarket cap and for potentially being an attractive acquisition target. A June 2014 SCN EO newsletter pointed out:

Although the Company may not be one used by the wealthier masses, there’s no denying there’s a very large demographic here in the U.S. who not only wants services offered by the Company but more importantly, needs the services offered by the Company. The best comparison is that of the pre-paid cell phone services offered by many smaller companies competing with the likes of AT&T and Verizon. I make this comp. analogy because it’s been many of those smaller pre-paid calling card and cell phone service companies that continue to be acquired of late by the larger telecoms out their looking to gain more market share and achieve higher growth when they’ve already got just about the rest of the country on board.

Hot Value Stocks To Invest In 2018: Territorial Bancorp Inc.(TBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Territorial Bancorp (NASDAQ: TBNK) shares touched a new 52-week low of $21.31. Territorial Bancorp shares have dropped 9.43% over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 16.18% in the same period.

Hot Value Stocks To Invest In 2018: Smith & Nephew SNATS, Inc.(SNN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Charles Carlson, CEO and Portfolio Manager, Horizon Investment Services]

    For investors looking for growth but also income, I especially like three health-care related stocksFresenius Medical (FMS), Novo Nordisk (NVO), and Smith & Nephew (SNN).

Hot Value Stocks To Invest In 2018: Noble Energy Inc.(NBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Noble Energy (NBL) : “Noble’s good. It’s a very well-run, conservative company. It should do well in this environment.”

    Himax Technologies (HIMX) : “That area is so red-hot. I think it’s fine, but I like Cypress Semiconductor (CY) more.”

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    In his second “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer sat down with David Stover, chairman and CEO of Noble Energy (NBL) , the oil exploration and production company with acreage in all of the best regions of the U.S.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Noble Energy (NBL) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after purchasing Clayton Williams Energy (CWEI) for $2.7 billion.

    Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

    Noble Energygained 7.1% to $40.05, while the S&P 500 fell 0.3% to2,267.89.

    Wunderlich’s Irene Haas explains why she’s a fan of the deal:

    Noble Energy (NBL) has agreed to acquire Clayton Williams Energy Inc. (CWEI-$103.98, Hold) for $3.4 billion. The transaction has been approved by both boards and should close during 2Q17. NBL will gain 71,000 net acres in Reeves County, production of 10,000 boepd, and 2,400 gross locations (with 8,000 lateral length) in the Wolfcamp, with net un-risked resource potential of over 1 billion boe. Netting out production, acreage outside of Reeves County, and midstream assets, NBL valued the Reeves County acreage at~$32,000 per net acre. NBL has the balance sheet and the technical expertise to develop the project quickly and generate meaningful production and cash flow growth. We reiterate our Buy rating on NBL.

    Noble Energy’s market capitalization rose to $17.2 billion from $16.1 billion on Friday. It reported a net lossof $2.4 billion on sales of $3 billion in 2015.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Noble Energy Inc. (NYSE: NBL) is rated a Buy and Jefferies raised the price target to $47. The 2017 net loss estimate was lowered from $0.40 per share to $0.22 per share. The 2018 EPS estimate was raised from $0.94 to $1.34. Shares closed at $36.71 on Friday, in a 52-week range of $28.82 to $42.03, and the consensus price target is $48.22.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Noble Energy Inc. (NYSE: NBL) was raised to Buy from Hold with a $32 price target at Jefferies on December 20. The shares closed up 3.6% at $27.23 on Tuesday, in a 52-week range of $22.99 to $40.89. This call is actually almost $4 lower than the pre-call consensus price target, but Noble shares were up over 1% at $27.52 afterward.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now

Traders work on the floor after the ringing of the opening bell to celebrate New York Stock Exchange’s 225th Anniversary, at the NYSE in New York on May 17, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

It should be no surprise that small-cap REITs have performed well year-to-date. Many of the dominant index-driven large-cap REITs absorbed most of the decline in value, while the small-cap REITs have managed to fly under the radar.

My top performing Small Cap REITs (in the Forbes Real Estate Investor) year-to-date were Hannon Armstrong +30.8%, Global Healthcare +19.1%, and Community Healthcare +16.8%.

The trade-off for investing in large-cap stocks can be easily traced back to the institutional buyers – led by exchange-traded funds and mutual funds — that have a higher degree of analyst coverage and much lower risk tolerances.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Smith & Nephew SNATS, Inc.(SNN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Charles Carlson, CEO and Portfolio Manager, Horizon Investment Services]

    For investors looking for growth but also income, I especially like three health-care related stocksFresenius Medical (FMS), Novo Nordisk (NVO), and Smith & Nephew (SNN).

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Aimia Inc. (GAPFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Aimia (OTCPK:GAPFF) (TSX: AIM, AIM.PR.A, AIM.PR.B, AIM.PR.C)

    As some background, we are intimately familiar with Aeroplan and Air Canada (OTCQX:ACDVF) not just as investors but as extraordinarily heavy consumers. As both an Air Canada top tier elite and Aeroplan top tier member I generate well in excess of 1.5 million Aeroplan miles annually, half from flying Air Canada and its partners and the other half from spending. As consumers we were concerned with Air Canada’s decision (though we expect more details to come out that will alleviate these concerns) but as investors we understand that the fundamental business model of mileage programs are incredibly attractive and that Aimia presents an incredibly rare and lucrative investment opportunity for the investor discerning enough to dig into the company.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corporation(CHMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Related Mid-Afternoon Market Update: CytomX Therapeutics Climbs Following Bristol-Myers Squibb Partnership; Medgenics Shares Slide 15 Biggest Mid-Day Losers For Monday Cerulean Pharma's (CERU) CEO Chris Guiffre on Cerulean and Dar茅 Proposed Transaction (Transcript) (Seeking Alpha)
    Related Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Cancer Genetics Gains After Q4 Results; Heat Biologics Shares Slide Mid-Day Market Update: Dow Rises Over 50 Points; Tandem Diabetes Care Shares Plunge Tandem Diabetes prices stock offering at $1.25; shares off 19% premarket (Seeking Alpha)
    Cerulean Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: CERU) shares dipped 27 percent to $0.817. Cerulean Pharma shares have dropped 60.28 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 15.31 percent in the same period.
    Tandem Diabetes Care Inc (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares tumbled 24.2 percent to $1.17. Tandem Diabetes Care priced 18 million share offering at $1.25 per share.
    Alphatec Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: ATEC) shares fell 21.1 percent to $2.10 as the company reported a $18.9 million private placement.
    Heat Biologics Inc (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares dropped 15.5 percent to $0.870. Heat Biologics priced its 5 million share offering at $0.80 per share.
    Rave Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: RAVE) shares fell 15 percent to $1.76.
    QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK) shares declined 12.2 percent to $1.58. QuickLogic priced its 10 million share offering at $1.50 per share.
    Orion Engineered Carbons SA (NYSE: OEC) shares dropped 9.5 percent to $19.10. Orion Engineered Carbons reported a 5 million common stock secondary offering.
    Interpace Diagnostics Group Inc (NASDAQ: IDXG) shares fell 8.7 percent to $2.61 after the company reported debt restructuring and agreed to eliminate its royalty and mileston

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc.(HASI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is another solid value at current levels. Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital Inc. (NYSE: HASI) is a specialty finance company that directly originates debt and equity investments for sustainable infrastructure projects. The companys projects focus on products that increase energy efficiency, offer cleaner energy sources and efficiently use natural resources.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: EPAM Systems, Inc.(EPAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]

    Read on to see why they pickedAllstate(NYSE:ALL),EPAM Systems(NYSE:EPAM), andUniversal Display(NASDAQ:OLED).

    Image source: Getty Images.