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Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2019

October 10, 2018: The S&P 500 closed down 3.3% at 2,786.21. The DJIA closed down 3.1% at 25,609.96. Separately, the Nasdaq closed down 4.1% at 7,422.05.

Wednesday was a very bad day for the broad U.S. markets. The broad markets each dropped over 3% in the session, making this one of the worst trading days of the year. Crude oil dropped as well. The S&P 500 sectors were entirely negative. The most “positive” sectors was utilities down 0.4%. The worst performing sectors were technology, energy, and industrials down 4.2%, 3.3% and 3.3%, respectively.

Crude oil was last seen trading down 2.8% at $72.83.

Gold was last seen trading up 0.4% at $1,196.50.

The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) which fell by about 10% to $110.70. The stock’s 52-week range is $90.46 to $141.64. Volume was roughly 4 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.7 million.

Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: E-House(China)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The world’s largest operating utility-scale solar projects are concentrated in China and India, according to IEEFA. Based on company and press reports, as well as its own estimates, those include:

    RankingProject NameSize MWCountryProponent 1Tengger Desert Solar Park1,547ChinaChina National Grid Zhongwei Power Supply Co2Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park1,000IndiaAndhra Pradesh Solar Power Corporation Pvt Ltd3Datong Solar Power Top Runner Base1,000ChinaMultiple4Yanchi Ningxia Solar Park1,000ChinaHuawei Technologies Co5Longyangxia Dam Solar Park850ChinaState Power Investment Corporation (China)6Adani Kamuthi Solar Plant648IndiaAdani Green7Solar Star579U.S.BHE Renewables8Topaz Solar Farm550U.S.First Solar9Desert Sunlight Solar Farm550U.S.NextEra Energy, GE Energy Financial & Sumitomo10Nova Olinda Solar Farm292BrazilEnel Green Power

    China added 53 gigawatts of the 98 gigawatts of new solar capacity built last year, a 31 percent increase from the total 2017, IEEFA said, citing Bloomberg New Energy Finance data. Meanwhile, the per unit cost of electricity over the life of a generating asset fell 15 percent year-on-year to $86 a megawatt hour.

Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: InfraREIT, Inc.(HIFR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Reaves W H & Co. Inc. trimmed its holdings in InfraREIT (NYSE:HIFR) by 18.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,342,026 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 303,392 shares during the quarter. Reaves W H & Co. Inc. owned approximately 3.05% of InfraREIT worth $26,076,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    InfraREIT Inc (NYSE:HIFR) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $21.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Citadel Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of InfraREIT Inc (NYSE:HIFR) by 335.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 73,755 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 56,809 shares during the quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC owned about 0.17% of InfraREIT worth $1,635,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: support.com Inc.(SPRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Invesco Plc(IVZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Morningstar (NASDAQ: MORN) and Invesco (NYSE:IVZ) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Invesco Ltd. (NYSE: IVZ) traded down about 3.3% Thursday to set a new 52-week low of $23.25 after closing at $24.05 on Wednesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $38.43. Volume was 25% above the daily average of around 4 million. The company reported month-over-month assets under management growth of less than 0.1% as of the end of August after markets closed Wednesday.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019

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

Introduction

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

The Current Situation

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

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

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Panasonic Corporation (PCRFY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

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

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

  • [By ]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

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

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

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

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

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

Top 5 Tech Stocks For 2019

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From a solar-powered sports arena, to bitcoin and&a;nbsp;now&a;nbsp;cryptocurrency mining, the Sacramento Kings are back at it, setting the stages for yet another technological blueprint in the technology sector. The NBA organization announced Wednesday that it has partnered with global cryptocurrency leader, MiningStore.com, to become the first sports team in the world to mine digital currency. That&a;rsquo;s right, the Kings can add another &a;ldquo;first&q; to its scoreboard of ever-growing technological innovations.

The Kings are going crypto! The NBA is going crypto! And so should fans.

&l;strong&g;Dribbling Into The Cryptocurrency Space&l;/strong&g;

If you&a;rsquo;re an NBA fan, chances are that Sacramento&a;rsquo;s announcement doesn&a;rsquo;t come as a huge surprise, but the timing of which caught many off guard. In past years, the Kings were &l;a href=&q;https://www.nba.com/kings/news/kings-selected-most-tech-savvy-team&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;voted&l;/a&g; as one of the most &l;a href=&q;https://www.forbes.com/sites/zacglover/2017/05/01/the-most-tech-savvy-ownership-groups-in-the-nba/2/#28ad49b77db8&q;&g;tech-savvy ownership groups&l;/a&g; in the NBA, alongside the Golden State Warriors and the Dallas Mavericks.

Top 5 Tech Stocks For 2019: Paylocity Holding Corporation(PCTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    5. Paylocity (Nasdaq: PCTY)
    Paylocity is a cloud-based software company specializing in payroll and human resources management.

    The company posted a strong fourth quarter and FY 2018 results with 27% and 26% respectively revenue increases. Plus, the company approved a $35 million stock repurchase program that should help to push shares higher.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Paylocity Holding Corp  (NASDAQ:PCTY)Q2 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 06, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by Robert W. Baird in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. They currently have a $68.00 price objective on the software maker’s stock. Robert W. Baird’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 6.17% from the stock’s current price.

Top 5 Tech Stocks For 2019: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.(TTWO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The video game industry has gotten crowded, and that’s put even giants like Take-Two Interactive Software (NASDAQ:TTWO) into a difficult position. Blockbuster releases like the long-awaited Red Dead Redemption 2 are instrumental for a company’s long-term success, but high expectations make it very difficult for the company to meet all of the expectations investors build up during the long wait between such releases. Sometimes, that means what appear to be strong gains nevertheless fall short of what people want to see.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Last week, two of the biggest names in the industry, Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) and Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO), both reported their financial results for the final quarter of 2018. EA reported an 11% gain in sales year over year — but missed earnings expectations big time. Boosted by the success of Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2) Take-Two scored an even bigger sales gain of 160%…and also missed earnings. Both companies announced guidance well below expectations, and suffered sell-offs as a result.

  • [By Steve Symington, John Bromels, and Keith Noonan]

    So we asked three top Motley Fool contributors to each pick a large-cap stock that they believe you would be wise to buy right now. Read on to learn why they like Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS), Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A)(NYSE:RDS-B), and Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO).

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment from the Market Foolery podcast, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analyst David Kretzmann consider the fourth-quarter earnings report from popular video game publisher Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO), which solidly beat expectations on earnings. But sales were tepid, and guidance indicates they’ll remain so, until it finally gets Red Dead Redemption 2 ready for prime time and ships it.

Top 5 Tech Stocks For 2019: support.com Inc.(SPRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

Top 5 Tech Stocks For 2019: Graham Corporation(GHM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about Graham (NYSE:GHM) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Graham earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.6594660277076 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Boston Partners cut its position in shares of Graham Co. (NYSE:GHM) by 13.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 113,865 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 18,215 shares during the quarter. Boston Partners owned about 1.17% of Graham worth $2,439,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TheStreet cut shares of Graham (NYSE:GHM) from a b- rating to a c rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

    Separately, ValuEngine raised Graham from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Saturday, June 2nd.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Graham (NYSE: GHM) and Twin Disc (NASDAQ:TWIN) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Graham Co. (NYSE:GHM) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 30th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, June 13th will be given a dividend of 0.09 per share by the industrial products company on Wednesday, June 27th. This represents a $0.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.38%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Graham Co. (NYSE:GHM) reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $27.51 and last traded at $27.41, with a volume of 80000 shares. The stock had previously closed at $26.10.

Top 5 Tech Stocks For 2019: NTT DOCOMO, Inc(DCM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DATA Communications Management Corp (TSE:DCM) insider Michael Sifton purchased 12,500 shares of DATA Communications Management stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 12th. The stock was bought at an average cost of C$1.52 per share, for a total transaction of C$19,000.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bank of Hawaii bought a new position in NTT Docomo Inc (NYSE:DCM) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 8,664 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $222,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of NTT Docomo Inc (NYSE:DCM) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the seven research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have given a hold rating to the company.

Best Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019

Get ready to feel the pain, says one famed investor. 

Jim Rogers says market participants should enjoy the rally in stocks while it lasts, issuing a dire warning that “the worst correction of his lifetime” is coming.   U.S. stocks opened higher on Monday as the corporate earnings season continued, with Bank of America ( BAC) reporting better-than-expected quarterly results. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 182 points, or 0.75%, to 24,542, the S&P 500 was up 0.6% and the Nasdaq rose 0.35%. Leading the Dow higher were Merck & Co. ( MRK)  and Action Alerts PLUS holding UnitedHealth Group Inc. ( UNH) .  

Best Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ormat Technologies, Inc.(ORA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSTM) fell 9.7 percent to $4.73 in pre-market trading after announcing a $35 million common stock offering.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares fell 8 percent to $13.48 in pre-market trading ahead of regulatory update at 8:30 a.m. ET.
    XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ: XTLB) fell 6.5 percent to $2.01 in pre-market trading after climbing 10.50 percent on Tuesday.
    Purple Innovation, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPL) shares fell 5.8 percent to $9.36 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) fell 5.7 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after declining 5.04 percent on Tuesday.
    RYB Education, Inc. (NYSE: RYB) shares fell 5 percent to $16.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares fell 4.4 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after rising 40.62 percent on Tuesday.
    Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ABR) fell 4.4 percent to $8.92 in pre-market trading after announcing a 5.5 million share common stock offering.
    Daxor Corporation (NYSE: DXR) fell 4.1 percent to $7.32 in pre-market trading.
    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) shares fell 3.8 percent to $51.03 in pre-market trading after the company announced plans to restate its Q2, Q3, Q4 and FY 2017 financial statements.
    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) fell 3.5 percent to $16.20 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    CELYAD SA/ADR (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares fell 3.3 percent to $29.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported launch of 1.8 million share offering

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Aura Minerals Inc (TSE:ORA) insider Enterprises Ltd. Northwestern acquired 11,600 shares of Aura Minerals stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 1st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of C$2.10 per share, with a total value of C$24,360.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    JPMorgan Chase lowered shares of Ormat Technologies (NYSE:ORA) from an overweight rating to a neutral rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday, MarketBeat.com reports. They currently have $62.00 price target on the energy company’s stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. lessened its stake in shares of Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:ORA) by 9.3% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 225,381 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 23,000 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s holdings in Ormat Technologies were worth $12,708,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Roth Capital set a $67.00 price target on Ormat Technologies (NYSE:ORA) in a report issued on Sunday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the energy company’s stock.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Nevro Corp. (NASDAQ: NVRO) fell 11.6 percent to $81.58 in pre-market trading after reporting wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) shares fell 8.3 percent to $20.33 in pre-market trading after the company reported a wider-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) fell 7.5 percent to $51.74 in pre-market trading. Zillow reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak sales guidance for the second quarter.
    Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) fell 7.2 percent to $3.11 in pre-market trading after reporting wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) shares fell 5.5 percent to $4.14 in pre-market trading after rising 11.17 percent on Monday.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) fell 5.1 percent to $95.00 in pre-market trading. Albemarle declared a quarterly dividend of $0.335 per share.
    Tata Motors Limited (NYSE: TTM) fell 4.8 percent to $23.80 in pre-market trading.
    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) fell 4.5 percent to $57.14 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) shares fell 4.3 percent to $2.25 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.73 percent on Monday.
    51job, Inc. (NASDAQ: JOBS) shares fell 4.2 percent to $93 in pre-market trading after rising 3.55 percent on Monday

Best Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Aphria Inc. (APHQF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    The stock market itself could provide a big clue as to which Canadian marijuana growers are most likely to follow in Canopy’s footsteps. Investors bid up the share prices of three stocks in particular: Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY), Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH:ACBFF), and Aphria (NASDAQOTH:APHQF).

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Here are some of the top marijuana stocks in U.S. exchanges and how the performed this week:

    22nd Century Group Inc (NYSE: XXII): down 9 percent
    Aphria Inc (OTC: APHQF): down 8.6 percent
    Aurora Cannabis Inc (OTC: ACBFF): down 11.4 percent
    Cannabis Sativa Inc (OTC: CBDS): down 10.4 percent
    CannTrust Holdings Inc (OTC: CNTTF): down 2.8 percent
    Canopy Growth Corp (OTC: TWMJF): down 7.8 percent
    Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON): down 7.7 percent
    GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- ADR (NASDAQ: GWPH): up 2.5 percent
    Hiku Brands Company Ltd(OTC: DJACF): down 10.8 percent
    India Globalization Capital, Inc. (NYSE: IGC): down 6.2 percent
    MassRoots Inc (OTC: MSRT): down 6.2 percent
    MedReleaf Corp(OTC: MEDFF): up 0.5 percent
    Scotts Miracle-Gro Co (NYSE: SMG): up 2 percent
    THC Biomed Intl Ltd (OTC: THCBF): down 3.8 percent
    Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ZYNE): down 1.7 percent
    In The News

    A consortium of cannabis-related media professionals are conducting a Cannabis Media Survey. You can answer following this link.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF

    Company Percent of Holdings
    Canopy Growth Corp. 11.65%
    Aurora Cannabis Inc. 11.62%
    Tilray, Inc. 9.59%
    Aphria Inc. (NASDAQOTH: APHQF) 9.24%
    GW Pharmaceuticals PLC 8.94%
    Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. (NYSE:SMG) 7.44%
    Cronos Group Inc. 5.72%
    Hexo Corp. 4.03%
    Green Organic Dutchman Holding 3.78%
    CannTrust Holdings 2.82%

    Data source: ETFMJ and Horizons ETFs.

  • [By ]

    The three companies we consider most potent for future growth in value are Canopy Growth Corp. (NYSE:CGC), Aurora Cannabis (OTCQX:ACBFF), and Aphria (OTCQB:APHQF). Canopy is a diversified cannabis company that both produces and sells cannabis products for the Canadian medical cannabis market. The company is well-positioned to start growing for recreational use once it becomes legal. Aurora’s focus is also on both growing and selling medical cannabis and produces both psychoactive THC products and medically oriented CBD products. It has an aggressive growth and acquisition strategy, also having conducted the largest acquisition in the cannabis industry when acquiring CanniMed Therapeutics earlier this year. Aphria is another grower and seller of medical marijuana, which conducts its sales through retail stores and wholesale distribution. All three companies have well-positioned themselves in the Canadian market and could be potential target companies for Big Tobacco or Big Alcohol or turn into major market leaders.

  • [By ]

    Here is the list of the cannabis companies that we track.

    Name Currency Ticker Canopy Growth Corp. CAD (CGC) Aurora Cannabis Inc. CAD (ACBFF) Aphria Inc. CAD (APHQF) MedReleaf Corp. CAD (OTCPK:MEDFF) Cronos Group CAD (CRON) The Green Organic Dutchman CAD (OTC:TGODF) CannTrust CAD (OTC:CNTTF) Hydropothecary Corp/The CAD (HYYDF) Cannabis Wheaton Income CAD (OTCQB:CBWTF) Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc. CAD (OTCQX:EMHTF) Organigram Holdings Inc. CAD (OTCQB:OGRMF) TerrAscend Corp. CAD (OTC:TRSSF) Supreme Cannabis Co Inc./The CAD (OTCPK:SPRWF) Hiku Brands CAD (OTCPK:DJACF) ABcann Global Corp. CAD (OTCQB:ABCCF) Radient Technologies Inc. CAD (OTC:RDDTF) Village Farms International Inc. CAD (OTCQX:VFFIF) Namaste Technologies CAD (OTCQB:NXTTF) MPX Bioceutical Corp. CAD (OTCQB:MPXEF) Sunniva CAD (OTCQX:SNNVF) MYM Nutraceuticals Inc. CAD (OTCQB:MYMMF) Maricann Group Inc. CAD (OTCQB:MRRCF) Cannabix Technologies Inc. CAD (OTCPK:BLOZF) THC Biomed INTL. Ltd. CAD (OTCQB:THCBF) ICC Labs Inc. CAD (OTC:ICCLF) WeedMD Inc. CAD (OTCPK:WDDMF) CannaRoyalty Corp. CAD (OTCQX:CNNRF) InMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. CAD (OTCQX:IMLFF) Harvest One Cannabis Inc. CAD (OTC:HRVOF) Golden Leaf Holdings Inc. CAD (OTCQB:GLDFF) Benchmark Botanics Inc. CAD (OTCPK:BHHKF) Friday Night Inc. CAD (OTCQB:TGIFF) Valens Groworks Corp. CAD (OTC:MYMSF) Invictus MD CAD (IVITF) Emblem Corp. CAD (OTCPK:EMMBF) Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. CAD (OTCQB:TBPMF) Maple Leaf Green World Inc. CAD (OTCQB:MGWFF) Delta 9 Cannabis Inc. CAD (OTC:VRNDF) Nutritional High International Inc. CAD (OTCQB:SPLIF) Lifestyle Delivery Systems Inc. CAD (OTCQX:LDSYF) Marapharm Ventures Inc. CAD (OTCQX:MRPHF) Wildflower Marijuana Inc. CAD (OTC:WLDFF) Indiva Ltd. CAD (OTC:RMKXD) Hempco Food And Fiber Inc. CAD (OTC:HMPPF) PUF Ventures Inc. CAD (OTCPK:PUFXF) Liberty Leaf Holdings CAD (OTCQB:LIBFF) Canada House Welln

  • [By Sean Williams]

    According to BNN Bloomberg, Ontario-based Aphria (NASDAQOTH:APHQF) was, at one time, the apple of Coke’s eye. A source familiar with the matter notes that Coca-Cola held talks with senior management at Aphria a few months ago, but that no agreement was reached. The thing is, Aphria has just as much of a pedigree as a partner as Aurora Cannabis does. 

Best Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: support.com Inc.(SPRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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