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Top 5 High Tech Stocks For 2019

Tata Consultancy Services share price fell nearly 5 percent intraday Thursday ahead of July-September quarter earnings due later in the day.

The stock price was quoting at Rs 2,006.25, down Rs 36.80, or 1.80 percent at 13:01 hours IST. In previous session also, it closed 2.27 percent lower on the BSE.

The country’s largest software services exporter is likely to report strong earnings for second quarter almost all analysts on the Street have already predicted that the rupee tailwind is likely to play a big role in earnings of IT companies.

“Improving deal wins, higher share of digital segment and reducing pressure on legacy business are expected to be key drivers of growth in the quarter, coupled with Q2 being a seasonally strong quarter,” ICICI Securities said.

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Most analysts expect TCS to lead the sector with revenue growth in the range of 3.5-4.5 percent, sequentially.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Citigroup Inc.(BLW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    First Foundation Advisors reduced its position in shares of Blackrock Limited Duration (NYSE:BLW) by 8.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 322,389 shares of the investment management company’s stock after selling 29,591 shares during the period. First Foundation Advisors owned approximately 0.87% of Blackrock Limited Duration worth $4,862,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks For 2019: State Bank Financial Corporation.(STBZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) and State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.03. State Bank Financial had a return on equity of 9.26% and a net margin of 18.77%. The firm had revenue of $68.16 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $65.00 million. analysts expect that State Bank Financial will post 2.18 EPS for the current year.

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Top 5 High Tech Stocks For 2019: VivoPower International PLC (VVPR)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) jumped 43.3 percent to $0.5447 after the micro-cap specialty diagnostics company reported preliminary first-quarter results. The company said its first quarter revenue rose 286 percent from the same quarter a year ago to $712,000.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) gained 34.5 percent to $4.52 after the company announced it would proceed with Phase 3 development of GR-MD-02 for NASH Cirrhosis following the FDA meeting.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) shares rose 21.9 percent to $8.1063.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16 percent to $15.65.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares jumped 15.5 percent to $3.6263 after the company disclosed that its application for Medicare codes received favorable preliminary decision.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) rose 13.7 percent to $10.12.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 13.7 percent to $4.6743.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares gained 12.2 percent to $35.34 as optical sector is seeing strength following President Trump's announcement that he would work with China related to ZTE Corp.
    Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) shares rose 11.3 percent to $35.17. Jefferies upgraded Tailored Brands from Hold to Buy.
    Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ: KONA) jumped 10.6 percent to $2.875.
    Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ: FNHC) shares rose 10.6 percent to $20.29. Raymond James upgraded Federated National Holding from Outperform to Strong Buy.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) climbed 10.2 percent to $15.15. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) shares climbed 10.1 percent to $3.16. Stein Mart is expected to release Q1 earnings on May 23.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 9.7 percent to $108.60 after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restar
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares dipped 47.8 percent to $4.60. Check-Cap priced its upsized underwritten offering of public units at $5.50 per unit.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) shares fell 41.5 percent to $2.57.
    Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC) dropped 35.1 percent to $29.50 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) dropped 34.8 percent to $3.75 after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 25.2 percent to $24.01 after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) dropped 22.5 percent to $45.73 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 19.6 percent to $52.075 following Q1 earnings.
    Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVM) shares declined 18.1 percent to $5.20. Adverum Biotech disclosed that its CEO Amber Salzman is stepping down.
    Newater Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEWA) dropped 17.2 percent to $12.83.
    Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: BAS) fell 17.2 percent to $13.65 following Q1 results.
    Xperi Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER) declined 15.8 percent to $19.40 after announcing Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.649 after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PFMT) dropped 14.2 percent to $2.65.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 13.2 percent to $8.32 after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) dropped 12.2 percent to $5.05.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 9.7 percent

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) shares climbed 23.2 percent to $155.19 after Elliott Management confirmed a $160 per share cash offer for athenahealth.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) gained 21.3 percent to $8.83. Evolus named David Moatazedi as new CEO.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) climbed 18.2 percent to $3.12 after falling 39.86 percent on Friday.
    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) rose 15.6 percent to $27.53 after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) rose 13 percent to $2.26.
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC) gained 11.9 percent to $7.35.
    National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) surged 11.8 percent to $6.24 after the company posted upbeat quarterly profit.
    Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) shares gained 11.3 percent to $3.56.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) shares rose 8.8 percent to $18.875.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) rose 8.7 percent to $2.9683.
    Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE: KOS) shares rose 7.4 percent to $7.40.
    Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) rose 7 percent to $2.88 after climbing 1.89 percent on Friday.
    Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR) surged 6 percent to $15.93. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Cloudera with a Buy rating.
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) rose 5.1 percent to $257.35. Barclays upgraded Illumina from Equal-Weight to Overweight.

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69
  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Take a look at last week’s top-performing penny stocks below, and then we’ll show you how we found the next penny stock on our radar:

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) $3.51 134.00%
    Akari Therapeutics Plc. (NASDAQ: AKTX) $4.08 122.96%
    Soleno Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: SLNO) $2.68 78.67%
    Handcock Jaffe Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ: HJLI) $2.35 66.67%
    ConforMIS Inc. (NASDAQ: CFMS) $1.78 54.76%
    Smart Sand Inc. (NASDAQ: SND) $3.99 46.69%
    Avinger Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGR) $0.89 45.19%
    VivoPower International Plc. (NASDAQ: VVPR) $1.55 44.86%
    Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SNSS) $0.92 43.64%
    Genprx Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) $2.10 42.86%

    As last week’s returns show, the right penny stocks can crush the broader market’s lackluster returns.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks For 2019: J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.(JBHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    J B Hunt Transport Services (NASDAQ:JBHT) released its quarterly earnings data on Monday. The transportation company reported $1.37 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.28 by $0.09, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $2.14 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.05 billion. J B Hunt Transport Services had a return on equity of 26.63% and a net margin of 9.54%. The firm’s revenue was up 23.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.88 earnings per share.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rhumbline Advisers grew its position in shares of J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ:JBHT) by 7.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 194,057 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 13,292 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned 0.18% of J B Hunt Transport Services worth $23,588,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    But then there’s the little-known trucking company JB Hunt (JBHT) , which popped 6.1% because the company saw some surprise growth that no one was expecting. That news was so strong, FedEx (FDX) and XPO Logistics (XPO) also rose 2.2% and 4.6%.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    LMR Partners LLP decreased its position in shares of J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ:JBHT) by 72.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 2,688 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 7,025 shares during the period. LMR Partners LLP’s holdings in J B Hunt Transport Services were worth $327,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The ongoing trade rift between the United States and China continues to plague international markets. Despite reports that both countries are working behind the scenes to prevent additional detrimental trade policies, both countries recently proposed tens of billions in new tariffs on one another. The United States has accused China of widespread intellectual property theft, while China has accused the United States of unfair trade practices, including price manipulation in the agricultural industry. This morning, it’s worth noting that proposed tariffs on U.S. business jets will likely not provide a competitive advantage to foreign competition. Reuters reports that Chinese aviation executives do not see the layer of protectionism as a way to bolster the nation’s local market. Check back to Money Morning today for more insight on how the ongoing trade war could affect your investments.
    Finally, investors will continue to monitor ongoing developments in Washington around the presidency of Donald Trump. The White House has asked a federal judge to block prosecutors from reviewing any files seized from his lawyer’s office during a raid by the FBI last week. The agency seized a trove of documents from lawyer Michael Cohen’s office as part of an investigation into a payment of hush money. The spat between the White House and the FBI continues a day after former FBI Director James Comey called Trump “morally unfit to be president.”
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: BAC, NFLX, AAPL
    Shares of Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) added nearly 1% after the nation’s largest bank by deposits topped Wall Street earning expectations. The financial institution leads a busy day of earnings reports on Wall Street and hopes to keep its positive momentum from previous quarters. The firm reported earnings per share of $0.62 on top of $23.27 billion in revenue. That topped expectations of $0.59 on top of $22.91 billion thanks to strong growth in its consumer loan business and the r

Top 5 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Dermira, Inc.(DERM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Dermira Inc (NASDAQ:DERM) CEO Thomas G. Wiggans bought 12,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, July 9th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $10.00 per share, for a total transaction of $120,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dermira Inc (NASDAQ:DERM) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eight analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $20.33.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Dermira Inc. (NASDAQ: DERM) shares made a solid gain to close out the week after the firm announced a key approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Essentially, the agency approved Qbrexza (glycopyrronium) cloth.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dermira (NASDAQ:DERM) has been given a $20.00 price target by Cantor Fitzgerald in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. Cantor Fitzgerald’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 146.61% from the company’s previous close. Cantor Fitzgerald also issued estimates for Dermira’s FY2018 earnings at ($4.63) EPS.

Best Low Price Stocks For 2019

Pedevco (NYSEAMERICAN:PED) — and PED stock — looked like another casualty of the changing oil and gas landscape. But Pedevco aka Pacific Energy Development, looks to have saved itself… for now. Thanks to a debt restructuring agreement at the end of June, Pedevco has avoided immediate insolvency. As a result, PED stock has gone on a tear, rising as much as 1,000% in recent weeks. So what now? Well, the PED stock forecast is far from sunny.

The past few years has been a terrible time for American oil and gas companies. The plunge in oil prices from ~$100/barrel to as low as $27 in 2016 wiped out many exploration and production companies’ balance sheets. The persistently low price of natural gas hasn’t helped matters. As a result, small oil and gas companies like Pedevco have been going bust at a rapid pace in recent times.

And Pedevco hasn’t escaped that fate. As PED stock owners are likely to discover in coming months, merely avoiding bankruptcy doesn’t mean the common stock is suddenly a bargain. Due to the terms of the debt restructuring, Pedevco is likely to see its stock diluted to a massive degree. This will put inexorable downward pressure on PED stock going forward.

Best Low Price Stocks For 2019: Mueller Industries, Inc.(MLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Voya Investment Management LLC decreased its holdings in Mueller Industries, Inc. (NYSE:MLI) by 8.0% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 22,856 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 1,999 shares during the period. Voya Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Mueller Industries were worth $674,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Swiss National Bank grew its position in shares of Mueller Industries, Inc. (NYSE:MLI) by 3.4% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 95,400 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 3,100 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned about 0.17% of Mueller Industries worth $2,496,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Mueller Industries (NYSE:MLI) was downgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Systematic Financial Management LP grew its position in Mueller Industries, Inc. (NYSE:MLI) by 6.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 491,916 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 28,784 shares during the quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP owned about 0.85% of Mueller Industries worth $14,516,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Low Price Stocks For 2019: International Paper Company(IP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company cut its stake in International Paper Co (NYSE:IP) by 20.8% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 400,311 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 105,189 shares during the quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company’s holdings in International Paper were worth $21,390,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    International Paper Co (NYSE:IP) – Investment analysts at KeyCorp upped their Q4 2018 earnings per share estimates for International Paper in a research report issued on Thursday, July 5th. KeyCorp analyst A. Josephson now expects that the basic materials company will post earnings of $1.50 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $1.49. KeyCorp has a “Hold” rating on the stock.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of International Paper (NYSE:IP) rose more than 17% last month, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. There wasn’t any company-specific news to drive the stock higher throughout the month, but shares rose with the broader market following the sell-off at the end of 2018. That’s not to say the move higher wasn’t deserved, however.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close International Paper Co. (NYSE: IP) which fell about 4% to $48.37. The stock’s 52-week range is $48.25 to $66.94. Volume was nearly 5 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.3 million.

  • [By ]

    International Paper (IP) : “The stock is down big. I say at these prices it’s a good buy.”

    Alaska Air Group (ALK) : “It used to be the best before the acquisition and now it’s not great and I can’t recommend it anymore.”

  • [By ]

    International Paper (NYSE: IP) – While the globe’s largest paper manufacturer does crank out a buttload of writing and printing paper (known in the business as uncoated stock), the company’s biggest revenue driver is in containerboard and packaging products. Any uptick in consumer demand and activity will raise IP’s boat as well.

Best Low Price Stocks For 2019: State Bank Financial Corporation.(STBZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.03. State Bank Financial had a return on equity of 9.26% and a net margin of 18.77%. The firm had revenue of $68.16 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $65.00 million. analysts expect that State Bank Financial will post 2.18 EPS for the current year.

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    State Bank Financial Company Profile

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) and State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Best Low Price Stocks For 2019: Church & Dwight Company, Inc.(CHD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    A number of brokerages recently issued reports on CHD. Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on shares of Church & Dwight from $50.00 to $55.00 and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, November 5th. Bank of America reaffirmed an “underperform” rating and set a $66.00 target price (up previously from $58.00) on shares of Church & Dwight in a research report on Thursday, December 6th. Wells Fargo & Co reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $62.00 target price on shares of Church & Dwight in a research report on Thursday, February 21st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Church & Dwight from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $74.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, November 12th. Finally, Oppenheimer boosted their target price on shares of Church & Dwight from $66.00 to $73.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 8th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. Church & Dwight has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $62.08.

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    Church & Dwight Company Profile

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 13,509,412 shares, a growth of 25.9% from the April 13th total of 10,734,473 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,175,548 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 6.2 days. Approximately 5.6% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Compass Capital Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm bought 555,749 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $29,544,000. Church & Dwight comprises about 4.3% of Compass Capital Management Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 4th largest holding. Compass Capital Management Inc. owned about 0.23% of Church & Dwight as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

Best Low Price Stocks For 2019: Oak Valley Bancorp (CA)(OVLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

Best Low Price Stocks For 2019: Humana Inc.(HUM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) – Piper Jaffray Companies upped their Q3 2019 EPS estimates for Humana in a note issued to investors on Sunday, September 30th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst S. James now anticipates that the insurance provider will post earnings of $4.86 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $4.74. Piper Jaffray Companies has a “Overweight” rating and a $380.00 price objective on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Humana’s Q4 2019 earnings at $3.51 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Humana (NYSE:HUM) had its target price raised by Piper Jaffray Companies from $355.00 to $380.00. The firm currently has an overweight rating on the stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cornercap Investment Counsel Inc. reduced its stake in shares of Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) by 19.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 11,920 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 2,855 shares during the quarter. Cornercap Investment Counsel Inc.’s holdings in Humana were worth $3,204,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec cut its position in shares of Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) by 16.6% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 175,200 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 34,983 shares during the quarter. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec’s holdings in Humana were worth $47,099,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) insider Elizabeth D. Bierbower sold 3,092 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $330.00, for a total value of $1,020,360.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 14,289 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,715,370. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Hot Dividend Stocks To Own Right Now

Mercury Systems (NASDAQ: MRCY) and Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

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This table compares Mercury Systems and Vishay Intertechnology’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mercury Systems $408.59 million 4.09 $24.87 million $0.95 36.47
Vishay Intertechnology $2.60 billion 1.17 -$20.34 million $1.43 14.73

Mercury Systems has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Vishay Intertechnology. Vishay Intertechnology is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mercury Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Hot Dividend Stocks To Own Right Now: The First Bancshares, Inc.(FBMS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about First Bancshares (NASDAQ:FBMS) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. First Bancshares earned a daily sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the bank an impact score of 47.7532318171144 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Hot Dividend Stocks To Own Right Now: State Bank Financial Corporation.(STBZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on State Bank Financial (STBZ)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) and State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.03. State Bank Financial had a return on equity of 9.26% and a net margin of 18.77%. The firm had revenue of $68.16 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $65.00 million. analysts expect that State Bank Financial will post 2.18 EPS for the current year.

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Hot Dividend Stocks To Own Right Now: Sun Life Financial Inc.(SLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    In response, Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF), which is one of Canada’s biggest insurance companies, started offering medical marijuana coverage in its private health insurance policies earlier this year. However, it’s not the sort of blanket coverage that many cannabis advocates would like.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sentry Investments Corp. grew its holdings in Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) (TSE:SLF) by 2.3% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 531,100 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 11,900 shares during the quarter. Sentry Investments Corp.’s holdings in Sun Life Financial were worth $28,101,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sun Life Financial (NYSE: SLF) and Scor (OTCMKTS:SCRYY) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

Best China Stocks To Own For 2019

Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave, you’ve surely noticed trade tensions between the U.S. and China heating up. As recently as May, China planned to reduce import tariffs on many vehicles from 25% to 15%. Then tensions escalated, and in response to President Donald Trump’s move to impose tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods, China slapped tariffs on U.S. products, including car imports, pushing that 15% tariff up to 40%. Now the Trump administration is threatening to more than double down and unleash 10% tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. 

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) has been in negotiations to build a factory in China for some time — as a way to avoid such tariffs on the vehicles it sends to China — and the automaker’s recent agreement to build its second global assembly plant will put the power back into its hands.

Problem and solution

Setting aside the trade tension topic, there’s a reason Tesla and China are a match made in heaven. China has a massive and well-documented pollution problem. Decades of rapid economic expansion have turned the country into a global power, but also into the world’s biggest emitter of carbon dioxide. In fact, China’s “environment census” revealed that the number of sources of pollution — think factories and such — has jumped from 5.9 million in 2010 to 9 million currently.

Best China Stocks To Own For 2019: Dynavax Technologies Corporation(DVAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) shares rose 67.5 percent to $49.96 in pre-market trading after Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced plans to acquire ARMO BioSciences for $50 per share.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) rose 62.8 percent to $11.30 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) rose 23.4 percent to $2.11 in pre-market trading following announcement that the company will pre-specify new subgroup with the FDA and report Phase 3 Part B results in June.
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    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 15.2 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after French company Total announced plans to acquire 25 percent stake in Clean Energy Fuels for $83.4 million.
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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Dynavax Technologies (NASDAQ:DVAX) was upgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Thursday.

  • [By Cooper Creagan]

    The same is true for Dynavax Technologies Corp. (Nasdaq: DVAX). A quick Night Trade of DVAX would’ve netted a whopping 230% in just a few months – and this can all be done from the comfort of your own home.

  • [By George Budwell]

    Over the past few years, however, several beaten-down biotech stocks have ended up producing enormous gains for risk-tolerant investors. For example, Acadia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACAD), Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL), and Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:DVAX) were all once so-called “penny stocks” that went on to rebound nicely once their lead clinical candidates made it successfully onto the market.

Best China Stocks To Own For 2019: United Financial Bancorp Inc.(UBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of United Financial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:UBNK) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six research firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $20.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    United Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:UBNK) will post its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Tuesday, October 16th. Analysts expect United Financial Bancorp to post earnings of $0.30 per share for the quarter.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Hennessy Advisors Inc. cut its holdings in United Financial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:UBNK) by 4.1% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 235,000 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 10,000 shares during the quarter. Hennessy Advisors Inc.’s holdings in United Financial Bancorp were worth $3,955,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    United Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:UBNK) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The bank reported $0.31 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.01, Bloomberg Earnings reports. United Financial Bancorp had a return on equity of 8.59% and a net margin of 20.33%.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    United Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:UBNK) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “United Financial Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for United Bank, a full service financial services firm offering a complete line of commercial, business, and consumer banking products and services. The Company is primarily engaged in the business of directing, planning, and coordinating the business activities of the Bank. United Financial Bancorp, Inc. is based in Connecticut. “

Best China Stocks To Own For 2019: State Bank Financial Corporation.(STBZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on State Bank Financial (STBZ)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.03. State Bank Financial had a return on equity of 9.26% and a net margin of 18.77%. The firm had revenue of $68.16 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $65.00 million. analysts expect that State Bank Financial will post 2.18 EPS for the current year.

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    State Bank Financial Company Profile

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) and State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now

Netflix is paring some losses Tuesday, down just 5 percent by 12:15 EDT, after initially falling as much as 14 percent on a big miss on subscriber growth.

The stock was earlier on pace for its worst day in two years, tracking for the name’s biggest single-day drop since July 19, 2016, when it fell 13 percent after a similar earnings report of weaker-than-expected subscriber growth.

The shares recovered above $379 in midday trading. The stock closed Monday at $400.48.

Netflix has a history of big rebounds, and much of Wall Street is expecting a recovery. But the initial drop is a notable stumble for one of the best-performing stocks of the year.

As of midday Tuesday, Netflix is up nearly 100 percent in 2018 and more than 130 percent in a 12-month period.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: State Bank Financial Corporation.(STBZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.03. State Bank Financial had a return on equity of 9.26% and a net margin of 18.77%. The firm had revenue of $68.16 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $65.00 million. analysts expect that State Bank Financial will post 2.18 EPS for the current year.

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    State Bank Financial Company Profile

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on State Bank Financial (STBZ)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) and State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: DBV Technologies S.A.(DBVT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of DBV Technologies (NASDAQ:DBVT) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $44.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of DBV Technologies (NASDAQ:DBVT) hit a new 52-week low on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $20.00 and last traded at $20.31, with a volume of 2187 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $20.07.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on DBV Technologies (DBVT)

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Ultra Petroleum Corp.(UPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Jason Hall, and Matthew DiLallo]

    There are loads of management teams out there that aren’t great for shareholders, but Matt, Jason, and I (Tyler here) have a few in particular that get under our skin for their poor performance. Here’s why we think those running Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK), Ultra Petroleum (NASDAQ:UPL), and Buckeye Partners (NYSE:BPL) should be shown the door. 

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Investors unloaded Ultra Petroleum Corp’s (NASDAQ:UPL) stock on Thursday, driving it down by more than 35% at 11:45 a.m. EDT. While the company’s weaker-than-expected second-quarter results played a roll in the sell-off, the main driver was management’s inability to figure out how to exploit its vast resources in Wyoming’s Pinedale field.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    An issue of Ultra Petroleum Corp. (NASDAQ:UPL) bonds fell 1.5% as a percentage of their face value during trading on Wednesday. The high-yield issue of debt has a 6.875% coupon and will mature on April 15, 2022. The bonds in the issue are now trading at $70.25 and were trading at $71.50 one week ago. Price moves in a company’s bonds in credit markets sometimes anticipate parallel moves in its share price.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Ultra Petroleum Corp (NASDAQ:UPL) were down more than 12% by 10:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday after the natural-gas driller was unable to strike a deal with its lenders on the terms of a potential transaction involving its term loan. That latest issue pushed its year-to-date plunge to nearly 88%.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Ultra Petroleum Corp (NASDAQ:UPL) were down more than 12% on Friday at 2:30 p.m. EDT. That’s due to continued selling pressure after the company reported first-quarter results yesterday where it detailed a risky go-forward plan. That move caused shares to plunge yesterday, and are now down 28% over the past two days.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Ultra Petroleum Co. (NASDAQ: UPL) traded down about 15% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $2.08 after closing Wednesday at $2.45. The stock’s 52-week high is $12.39. Volume was about 30% above the daily average of around 4 million shares. The company reported results last night that were less than expected.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Citizens Financial Group, Inc.(CFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    M&T Bank Corp lowered its stake in Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) by 38.5% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 52,349 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 32,830 shares during the quarter. M&T Bank Corp’s holdings in Citizens Financial Group were worth $2,198,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) – Research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group lowered their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Citizens Financial Group in a note issued to investors on Monday, October 8th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst K. Usdin now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $0.90 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.91. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Citizens Financial Group’s FY2018 earnings at $3.51 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $4.15 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Citizens Financial Group (CFG)

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  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE: CFG) shares were down Tuesday, dragged by macro concerns following the rise in Italian sovereign debt yields and a 14-basis point decline in the 10-year U.S. treasury yield.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the fourteen analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have given a hold recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $46.38.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mackay Shields LLC decreased its stake in shares of Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) by 52.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 92,270 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 102,210 shares during the period. Mackay Shields LLC’s holdings in Citizens Financial Group were worth $3,589,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Invesco Credit Opportunities Fund(VTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about Invesco Dynamic Credit Opportunities Fd (NYSE:VTA) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Invesco Dynamic Credit Opportunities Fd earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 46.2340823797619 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Virtacoin (CURRENCY:VTA) traded down 11.7% against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 19:00 PM ET on September 25th. Virtacoin has a market capitalization of $26,710.00 and approximately $45.00 worth of Virtacoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Virtacoin coin can now be bought for $0.0000 or 0.00000000 BTC on major exchanges. Over the last seven days, Virtacoin has traded down 13.8% against the U.S. dollar.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Pilgrim's Pride Corporation(PPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    President Energy PLC (LON:PPC) insider Alexander Charles Moody-Stuart bought 100,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 28th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 9 ($0.12) per share, with a total value of £9,000 ($11,982.43).

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    Cramer was bearish on Grubhub (GRUB) , Sprint (S) , LG Homes (LGIH) , Acadia Pharmaceuticals (ACAD) , Pilgrim’s Pride (PPC) , Opko Health (OPK) , Alaska Air Group (ALK) and Winnebago Industries (WGO) .

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Pilgrim’s Pride (PPC)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Pilgrim’s Pride (NASDAQ:PPC) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report published on Tuesday.

    Several other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Pilgrim’s Pride from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $27.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. BMO Capital Markets dropped their target price on shares of Pilgrim’s Pride to $31.00 and set a market perform rating for the company in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Morgan Stanley set a $25.00 target price on shares of Pilgrim’s Pride and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Vertical Group raised shares of Pilgrim’s Pride from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. Finally, Mizuho reissued a buy rating and issued a $28.00 target price on shares of Pilgrim’s Pride in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $27.80.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    FinnCap restated their corporate rating on shares of President Energy (LON:PPC) in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

    Separately, Peel Hunt boosted their target price on President Energy from GBX 13 ($0.17) to GBX 13.50 ($0.18) and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Monday, May 21st.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: El Paso Electric Company(EE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on El Paso Electric (EE)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of El Paso Electric (NYSE:EE) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $51.33.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Korea Electric Power (NYSE: KEP) and El Paso Electric (NYSE:EE) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Top Image Systems Ltd.(TISA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Top Image Systems (TISA)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Top Image Systems (TISA)

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: EZCORP, Inc.(EZPW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    EZCORP (NASDAQ: EZPW) and Zagg (NASDAQ:ZAGG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The credit services provider reported $0.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by ($0.01), Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $199.94 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $198.24 million. EZCORP had a return on equity of 6.81% and a net margin of 5.33%. EZCORP’s quarterly revenue was up 8.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.12 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Telefonica SA(TEF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L (NYSE: TEF) and Telefonica (NYSE:TEF) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BME:TEF traded up €0.15 ($0.19) during midday trading on Friday, reaching €8.20 ($10.12). 33,480,000 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 23,390,000. Telef?nica has a 12 month low of €7.45 ($9.20) and a 12 month high of €10.63 ($13.12).

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    About Telef?nica

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    UBS Group set a €10.00 ($11.76) price target on Telefonica (BME:TEF) in a report published on Wednesday morning, www.boersen-zeitung.de reports. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Telefonica (BME:TEF) has been assigned a €10.70 ($12.44) target price by Deutsche Bank in a research note issued on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Deutsche Bank’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 30.49% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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