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Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now

Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Globus Medical Inc (NYSE:GMED) by 8.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 421,775 shares of the medical device company’s stock after purchasing an additional 31,253 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned 0.44% of Globus Medical worth $21,013,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of GMED. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its position in Globus Medical by 13,908.8% during the first quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,113,982 shares of the medical device company’s stock worth $55,499,000 after purchasing an additional 1,106,030 shares during the last quarter. NWQ Investment Management Company LLC grew its stake in Globus Medical by 43.1% during the fourth quarter. NWQ Investment Management Company LLC now owns 1,245,219 shares of the medical device company’s stock worth $51,179,000 after buying an additional 375,234 shares during the period. Redmile Group LLC purchased a new stake in Globus Medical during the fourth quarter worth approximately $8,573,000. Guggenheim Capital LLC grew its stake in Globus Medical by 1,283.8% during the fourth quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 223,176 shares of the medical device company’s stock worth $9,173,000 after buying an additional 207,048 shares during the period. Finally, Cookson Peirce & Co. Inc. purchased a new stake in Globus Medical during the first quarter worth approximately $9,322,000. 62.82% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Warren Resources Inc.(WRES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Northland Securities restated their corporate rating on shares of W Resources (LON:WRES) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

    Shares of LON WRES opened at GBX 0.43 ($0.01) on Wednesday. W Resources has a 52 week low of GBX 0.25 ($0.00) and a 52 week high of GBX 0.72 ($0.01).

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: U.S. Bancorp(USB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cumberland Partners Ltd bought a new stake in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 11,400 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $570,000.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) has long been one of the most efficient big banks in the United States. But the Minneapolis-based bank doesn’t approach efficiency in the same way that most of its competitors do. As opposed to focusing on expenses, U.S. Bancorp has minimized its efficiency ratio by driving revenue.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group upped their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for U.S. Bancorp in a report issued on Monday, July 9th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst K. Usdin now forecasts that the financial services provider will earn $1.02 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $1.00. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for U.S. Bancorp’s Q3 2018 earnings at $1.05 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $1.03 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $4.06 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $4.35 EPS.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    After the results of the capital plan reviews were announced, most banks individually announced increases (or maintenance) of their stock buybacks and dividends for the next year. Here are a few of the most significant:

    Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) will give shareholders a 25% dividend increase to an annualized rate of $0.60 per share and will also increase its buyback authorization to $20.6 billion over the next year, up from the previous year’s $12.9 billion. Citigroup (NYSE:C) is giving shareholders an impressive 41% dividend hike to a quarterly payout of $0.45 per share and is also planning to spend up to $17.6 billion on buybacks over the year, a modest but significant $2 billion increase over the previous plan. Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) was one of the big positive surprises, after a tough couple of years for the bank. Wells announced that its dividend will increase to $0.43 per share in the third quarter, and that it plans to spend as much as $24.5 billion on buybacks over the next year — a sharp increase from the past year’s $11.5 billion. JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) is raising its dividend by 43% to $0.80 per quarter, and is planning to buy back as much as $20.7 billion in shares over the next year, a mild increase from its 2017 capital plan, which called for $19.4 billion in buybacks. U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) plans to increase its dividend by 23% to a quarterly payout of $0.37 and to repurchase as much as $3 billion of its stock over the next year, up from the previous authorization of $2.6 billion. American Express’ (NYSE:AXP) capital plan was closely watched, since the bank had decided to suspend buybacks for the first half of 2018 in order to bolster capital levels. The bank announced that it would repurchase up to $3.4 billion in shares over the next year and also plans to raise its quarterly dividend from $0.35 to $0.39 per share.

    And as I mentioned earlier, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley were both instructed to leave their previous capi

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    GW Henssler & Associates Ltd. grew its position in shares of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) by 2.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 263,877 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,667 shares during the quarter. GW Henssler & Associates Ltd.’s holdings in U.S. Bancorp were worth $13,199,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Plug Power Inc.(PLUG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG) was started with an Outperform rating and assigned a $2.50 price target at Oppenheimer on Thursday. This call represented 28% in implied upside from the prior $1.95 closing price, but its shares were at $1.98 late on Friday. Plug Power has a small following with a consensus analyst target of $3.54, and this call was targeting fuel cell systems for the material handling and stationary power markets. Plug Power’s 52-week range is $1.53 to $3.21.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG) saw short interest rise by 3.1% to 37.61 million shares. Days to cover rose from eight to 12. In the two weeks to June 15, the share price rose by nearly 3%. The stock’s 52-week range is $1.53 to $3.21, and shares closed most recently at $2.03, up about 4.6% for the day.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ:PLUG) was down 2.1% during trading on Friday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The company traded as low as $1.89 and last traded at $1.88. Approximately 139,031 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 94% from the average daily volume of 2,159,332 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.92.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG) saw short interest rise by 6.2% to 36.55 million shares. Days to cover fell from 10 to seven, and about 16.2% of the company’s shares were short. In the two weeks to May 15, the share price soared about 16.6%. The stock’s 52-week range is $1.53 to $3.21, and shares closed Thursday at $2.15, up about 0.5% for the day.

  • [By Scott Levine]

    The deal with Weichai Power, moreover, is noteworthy in that it distinguishes Ballard from its fuel-cell peer, Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG). Although the material handling equipment market has been its bread and butter, Plug Power has made inroads in broadening its reach into the electric-vehicle market in the U.S., and management is keen on expanding its footprint in China. On the company’s recent Q2 earnings call, however, management noted that it has failed to find a worthy partner. It seems, therefore, that in the race to the Chinese electric-vehicle market, Ballard has taken the pole position.  

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG) saw short interest dip by 7.5% to 34.81 million shares. Days to cover remained unchanged at 12, and about 16.5% of the company’s shares were short. In the final two weeks of June, the share price rose by 2.5%. The stock’s 52-week range is $1.53 to $3.21, and shares closed Wednesday at $2.06, flat for the day.

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Endologix, Inc.(ELGX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Endologix (NASDAQ:ELGX) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    $30.85 Million in Sales Expected for Endologix, Inc. (ELGX) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Analysts Expect Endologix, Inc. (ELGX) Will Announce Earnings of -$0.25 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Don’t Sleep On Vienna: Stocks To Watch Now Are Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN), Endologix, Inc. (ELGX) (gvtimes.com) current gravitate: Kohl’s Corporation, (NYSE: KSS), Endologix, Inc., (NASDAQ: ELGX) (nysetradingnews.com) Review of Financial analysis: General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), Endologix, Inc. (NASDAQ:ELGX), QEP Resources … (thestreetpoint.com)

    Shares of NASDAQ:ELGX traded down $0.22 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $1.98. The stock had a trading volume of 1,591,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 642,128. The stock has a market capitalization of $186.36 million, a PE ratio of -4.13 and a beta of 0.03. The company has a current ratio of 1.90, a quick ratio of 1.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.37. Endologix has a fifty-two week low of $1.86 and a fifty-two week high of $6.72.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Endologix (NASDAQ:ELGX)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by investment analysts at Oppenheimer in a report issued on Wednesday.

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Vanguard Information Technology ETF (VGT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. trimmed its stake in shares of Vanguard Information Technology ETF (NYSEARCA:VGT) by 4.6% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 21,740 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 1,045 shares during the quarter. Dubuque Bank & Trust Co.’s holdings in Vanguard Information Technology ETF were worth $3,718,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Technology was the only sector in the green, with the Vanguard Information Technology ETF (NYSEMKT:VGT) rising 0.3%. The price of gold and other metals fell, and the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEMKT:GDX) dropped 3.2%. 

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    So far, most markets are up in 2018, and that’s lifted many ETFs in the Vanguard family. But a few funds have seen extraordinary performance. Among the best so far this year are Vanguard Information Technology (NYSEMKT:VGT), Vanguard Small-Cap Growth (NYSEMKT:VBK), and Vanguard Consumer Discretionary (NYSEMKT:VCR), and below, we’ll take a closer look at how they’ve achieved their dominance in 2018.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    The results of the election in Brazil lifted emerging market stocks, especially the iShares MSCI Brazil ETF (NYSEMKT:EWZ), which rose 6.7%. Technology stocks were laggards; the Vanguard Information Technology ETF (NYSEMKT:VGT) fell 1.3%. 

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: DoubleLine Opportunistic Credit Fund(DBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Doubleline Opportunistic Credit Fund common stock (NYSE:DBL) announced a monthly dividend on Friday, June 1st, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Thursday, June 14th will be paid a dividend of 0.167 per share by the investment management company on Friday, June 29th. This represents a $2.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 9.41%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 13th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News headlines about Doubleline Opportunistic Credit Fund common stock (NYSE:DBL) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Doubleline Opportunistic Credit Fund common stock earned a news impact score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the investment management company an impact score of 47.2090833571026 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Doubleline Opportunistic Credit Fund (NYSE:DBL) declared a monthly dividend on Monday, October 1st, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 11th will be paid a dividend of 0.167 per share by the investment management company on Wednesday, October 31st. This represents a $2.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 9.98%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, October 10th.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019

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Recent headlines have focused on headwinds in Macau – with revenue down for its third consecutive year but perhaps bottoming – potential tailwinds in Japan, and the possibility of liberalization of online gambling and sports betting laws in the US. That said, the general performance of the sector’s leading lights has not been great.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Citi Trends, Inc.(CTRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sidoti started coverage on shares of Citi Trends (NASDAQ:CTRN) in a research report released on Friday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The firm issued a buy rating and a $28.00 target price on the stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Citi Trends (NASDAQ:CTRN) updated its third quarter earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided EPS guidance of ($0.03) – $0.02 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.05. The company issued revenue guidance of +2-3% to ~$180.4-182.2 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $181.80 million.Citi Trends also updated its Q4 guidance to $0.60-0.65 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Citi Trends (NASDAQ:CTRN) will issue its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Wednesday, May 23rd. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.90 per share for the quarter. Citi Trends has set its FY19 guidance at $1.55-1.70 EPS.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Citi Trends (NASDAQ: CTRN) and Hanesbrands (NYSE:HBI) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc.(OMEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kenon (NYSE: KEN) and Odyssey Marine Exploration (NASDAQ:OMEX) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News stories about Odyssey Marine Exploration (NASDAQ:OMEX) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Odyssey Marine Exploration earned a media sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.3184749361846 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Odyssey Marine Exploration (NASDAQ: OMEX) and Teekay Offshore Partners (NYSE:TOO) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: U.S. Bancorp(USB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Indiana Trust & Investment Management CO acquired a new stake in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund acquired 14,613 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $731,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Investors bought shares of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) on weakness during trading on Friday. $366.36 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $39.37 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $326.99 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, U.S. Bancorp had the 21st highest net in-flow for the day. U.S. Bancorp traded down ($0.21) for the day and closed at $55.14

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Traders sold shares of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) on strength during trading hours on Wednesday. $24.99 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $87.08 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $62.09 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, U.S. Bancorp had the 21st highest net out-flow for the day. U.S. Bancorp traded up $0.09 for the day and closed at $54.33

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) leads a busy day of earnings reports. The company reported earnings per share (EPS) of $1.37 on top of $11.08 billion in revenue. Analysts projected EPS of $1.28 on top of $10.45 billion in revenue. Shares of MS stock popped 2.4% thanks to stronger profits (a 26% jump) from the company’s trading division. Recent market volatility has benefited the trading operations of Wall Street investment banks. Here’s how you can tap into volatility for big profits this week. Once again, markets are keeping a close eye on ongoing issues between the United States and its largest trading partners. According to reports, trade problems are expected to offset any gains projected from recent tax reform. The news comes as China is looking to get other U.S. trade partners to stand on their side and oppose American protectionism. Meanwhile, NAFTA officials are set to meet in Washington in order to accelerate the renegotiation of the three-nation trade agreement. This news comes the same morning that U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter to bash the Trans-Pacific Partnership. “While Japan and South Korea would like us to go back into TPP, I don’t like the deal for the United States,” he tweeted. Trump recently raised the possibility that the United States could join the 11-nation deal. Farming groups have been pushing Trump to rejoin the treaty due to the competitive disadvantage they will face against farmers in Canada, Mexico, and Australia, three member states of the deal.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: MS, AXP, AXP
    International Business Machines Corp.(NYSE: IBM) shares plunged more than 5.4% in pre-market hours after the company reported weaker-than-expected forward guidance after the bell on Tuesday. The company reported EPS of $2.45, a figure that beat analysts’ expectations by $0.03. Its $19.1 billion in revenue also topped Wall Street expectations. However, the firm fell short on its annual profit outlook. People are lining up again to gi

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Rice Midstream Partners LP(RMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TC PIPELINES LP Common Stock (NYSE: TRP) and Rice Midstream Partners (NYSE:RMP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Williams Companies (NYSE: WMB) and Rice Midstream Partners (NYSE:RMP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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    Investor Expectations to Drive Momentum within Balchem, Beacon Roofing Supply, Rice Midstream Partners LP, LTC Properties, Ubiquiti Networks, and 1st Source — Discovering Underlying Factors of Influence (finance.yahoo.com) Rice Midstream Partners (RMP) Rating Lowered to Strong Sell at ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Brokerages Expect Rice Midstream Partners (RMP) to Announce $0.40 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Rice Midstream: 1Q Earnings Snapshot (finance.yahoo.com) Rice Midstream Partners (RMP) Announces $0.30 Dividend (americanbankingnews.com)

    RMP stock opened at $17.88 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,871.10, a P/E ratio of 10.63, a P/E/G ratio of 0.74 and a beta of 1.17. Rice Midstream Partners has a 52 week low of $16.87 and a 52 week high of $26.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13, a current ratio of 2.91 and a quick ratio of 2.91.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about Rice Midstream Partners (NYSE:RMP) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Rice Midstream Partners earned a news impact score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 45.5093510879888 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Panasonic Corporation (PCRFY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 ]

    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 ]

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

  • [By ]

    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 To Invest In 2019: SORL Auto Parts Inc.(SORL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $86.96 million.

    Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALDX) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.39 per share.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SORL Auto Parts (NASDAQ: SORL) and Modine Manufacturing (NYSE:MOD) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares rose 14.1 percent to $3.65 in the pre-market trading session after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH) rose 13.3 percent to $2.43 in pre-market trading after reporting a third-quarter earnings beat.
    MYnd Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYND) rose 10.5 percent to $3.49 in pre-market trading. MYnd Analytics reported a Q2 net loss of $2.7 million on revenue of $459,900.
    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares rose 8.4 percent to $5.68 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) shares rose 7.7 percent to $8.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 7.5 percent to $6.45 in pre-market trading after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
    Mimecast Ltd (NASDAQ: MIME) rose 6.5 percent to $43.50 in pre-market trading following a first-quarter sales beat.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 6 percent to $12.50 in pre-market trading after surging 77.44 percent on Monday.
    Intellia Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTLA) shares rose 6 percent to $26.05 in pre-market trading after climbing 3.58 percent on Monday.
    PPDAI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PPDF) rose 4.7 percent to $7.20 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Xunlei Limited (NASDAQ: XNET) rose 4.1 percent to $13.88 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.54 percent on Monday.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) shares rose 4.5 percent to $21.73 in pre-market trading. Mizuho upgraded Valeant from Neutral to Buy.
    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) rose 4.1 percent to $3.80 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) rose 3.4 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after jumping 23.25 percent o
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares climbed 70.3 percent to $5.45 after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) surged 39.8 percent to $1.58 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) gained 25.6 percent to $11.50. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Aytu Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ: AYTU) shares jumped 21.8 percent to $0.4798 after the company late Monday reported lighter-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) shares gained 21.1 percent to $26.77 following Q3 results.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) rose 16.8 percent to $7.1271 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) rose 13.8 percent to $2.88.
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) jumped 13.1 percent to $6.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares gained 12 percent to $5.87 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) gained 8.4 percent to $3.96 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Rosehill Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: ROSE) surged 8.4 percent to $7.90 after announcing Q1 results.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) rose 8.1 percent to $0.5171 following Q1 results.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) rose 7.7 percent to $5.6103 following Q1 results.
    Nine Energy Service, Inc. (NYSE: NINE) shares climbed 7.4 percent to $35.90.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 6.7 percent to $6.40 after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: County Bancorp, Inc.(ICBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    County Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:ICBK) President Timothy J. Schneider sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, June 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.55, for a total value of $27,550.00. Following the completion of the sale, the president now owns 113,882 shares in the company, valued at $3,137,449.10. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) and County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Retail Opportunity Investments Corp.(ROIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Shares of real estate investment trust Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. (NASDAQ:ROIC) jumped 10% in January, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. That beat the gain of about 8% from the S&P 500 Index, but it was a tad behind the broader REIT sector’s advance of a little under 12%.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    First Republic Investment Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Retail Opportunity Investments Corp (NASDAQ:ROIC) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 383,325 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $7,345,000. First Republic Investment Management Inc. owned about 0.34% of Retail Opportunity Investments at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about Retail Opportunity Investments (NASDAQ:ROIC) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Retail Opportunity Investments earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.8157015849961 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: International Game Technology(IGT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company was hit since doing a secondary in which a large shareholder did a forward sale, and it is offering a great entry point. International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming. The company enables players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company was hit since doing a secondary in which a large shareholder did a forward sale, and it is offering a great entry point. International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming. The company enables players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the eight brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $32.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Paloma Partners Management Co acquired a new position in shares of International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 20,232 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $470,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) shares hit a new 52-week low on Friday . The stock traded as low as $17.17 and last traded at $17.23, with a volume of 326419 shares. The stock had previously closed at $18.47.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Endocyte, Inc.(ECYT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Shares of Innovate Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INNT), Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARWR), and Endocyte (NASDAQ:ECYT) have more than tripled in the first six months of 2018. What caused these biotech stocks to skyrocket — and are they still buys now?  

  • [By ]

    Exploding biotech names are nothing new to this bull market. You might recall the headline swirling around Endocyte Inc. (NASDAQ:ECYT) as it posted one-day gains of more than 150% during the fourth quarter. The triple-digit move was sparked by a licensing agreement for the firm’s phase 3 prostate cancer drug. Now, these moves are becoming almost commonplace.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Endocyte Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) shares made a solid gain early on Monday after the company announced an update from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Own Right Now

Small cap China mobile Internet stock Cheetah Mobile Inc (NYSE: CMCM) reported Q3 2017 earnings before the market opened Tuesday. Total revenues increased by 14.8% year over year and 0.9% quarter over quarter to RMB1,201.6 million (US$177.2 million) in the second quarter of 2017. Revenues from utility products and related services (which includes mobile utility applications, internet browsers and PC security software) decreased by 13.3% year over year while remaining relatively stable quarter over quarter at RMB820.3 million (US$121.0 million) in the second quarter.  The year-over-year decrease was primarily due to a decrease in PC revenues as internet traffic in China continuously migrates from PC to mobile devices while revenues from the Company’s mobile utility products remained stable year over year. Revenues from the mobile entertainment business (which includes Live.me, News Republic and mobile games) increased by 270.5% year over year and 2.1% quarter over quarter to RMB371.0 million (US$54.7 million). The year-over-year increase was primarily driven by a rapid growth in Live.me’s broadcasting revenue and the Company’s enriched mobile game portfolio as a result of its continuous new mobile game introductions earlier this year while the quarter-over-quarter increase was primarily driven by the growth in the mobile game business. Net income attributable to Cheetah Mobile shareholders increased to RMB70.2 million (US$10.4 million) from a net loss attributable to Cheetah Mobile shareholders of RMB150.5 million.

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Own Right Now: H&R Block, Inc.(HRB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is set to release its most recent quarterly results on Tuesday. The consensus forecast calls for a net loss of $1.29 per share and $458.75 million in revenue. Shares closed on Friday at $24.69. The consensus price target is $28.33, and the 52-week range is $20.50 to $31.80.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close was H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB)) which traded down about 3.3% at $24.26. The stock’s 52-week range is $22.45 to $29.81. Volume was about 3.4 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.4 million.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    H & R Block (NYSE:HRB) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “H&R Block is well poised to gain from opportunities offered by growing tax industry in both assisted and DIY channels. It is currently investing heavily in price, technology and operational excellency aiming to achieve overall objectives of clients, revenue, and earnings growth over the long term. The company has a healthy balance sheet with robust cash generation capacity. A strong cash position allows H&R Block to pursue opportunities that exhibit true potential and positions it for sustainable clients, revenue and earnings growth. On the flip side, H&R Block is likely to witness escalation in costs due to investments. Moreover, as impacts of seasonality, revenues stay significantly down and the company incurs loss in first three quarters of fiscal year. The stock has underperformed the industry over the past year.”

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) traded down about 21% Wednesday and posted a new 52-week low of $23.33 after closing Tuesday at $0.50. The stock’s 52-week high is $31.80. Volume totaled over 27 million, more than 10 times the daily average of around  2.5 million. The company reported quarterly results last night, but the outlook was poor.

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Own Right Now: American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.(AEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    When American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) reported its most recent quarterly results before the markets opened on Wednesday, the company said that it had $0.34 in earnings per share (EPS) and $965 million in revenue. That compares with consensus estimates of $0.31 in EPS and $938.23 million in revenue for the fiscal second quarter, as well as the $0.19 per share and $844.56 million posted in the same period of last year.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Over time, several of these secondary brands have become core growth drivers for their parent companies, offsetting the weaker results of the rest of the business. Let’s look at three rising stars that fit that description — American Eagles’ (NYSE:AEO) Aerie, Abercrombie & Fitch’s (NYSE:ANF) Hollister, and Gap’s (NYSE:GPS) Athleta.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    For comparison, L Brands’ rival American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) spent just 41% of its earnings and 39% of its FCF on its dividends over the past 12 months. However, AEO pays a lower forward yield of 1.9%, and is expected to post double-digit earnings growth this year.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $5.56 billion.
    Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.02 per share on revenue of $466.25 million.
    Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $6.20 billion.
    Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.46 per share on revenue of $8.13 billion.
    Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE: BURL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.09 per share on revenue of $1.49 billion.
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $726.56 million.
    American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $806.17 million.
    Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ: TITN) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $276.27 bmillion.
    Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $682.68 million.
    Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE: SFL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $92.08 million.
    Perry Ellis International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PERY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $232.30 million.
    Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $140.83 million.
    Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $90.20 million.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $160.50 million.
    Christopher & Banks Corporation (NYSE: CBK) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $89.35 million.
  • [By Chris Lange]

    When American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) released its fiscal first-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Thursday, The retailer said that it had $0.23 in earnings per share (EPS) on $823 million in revenue. That compares with consensus estimates of $0.22 in EPS and revenue of $805.17 million. The same period of last year reportedly had EPS of $0.16 and $761.84 million in revenue.

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Own Right Now: U.S. Bancorp(USB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Deutsche Bank also favors this top super-regional bank for the rest of 2018. U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States and fourth largest by number of branches. Founded in 1929 and headquartered in Minneapolis, USBancorp offers a comprehensive line of banking, investment, brokerage, trust and mortgage services to consumers, businesses and institutions.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Indiana Trust & Investment Management CO acquired a new stake in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund acquired 14,613 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $731,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Avalon Advisors LLC trimmed its holdings in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) by 0.8% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 207,546 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,656 shares during the period. Avalon Advisors LLC’s holdings in U.S. Bancorp were worth $10,481,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group upped their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for U.S. Bancorp in a report issued on Monday, July 9th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst K. Usdin now forecasts that the financial services provider will earn $1.02 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $1.00. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for U.S. Bancorp’s Q3 2018 earnings at $1.05 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $1.03 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $4.06 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $4.35 EPS.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019

Kistler Tiffany Companies LLC cut its position in shares of General Electric (NYSE:GE) by 20.1% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 55,160 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after selling 13,892 shares during the period. Kistler Tiffany Companies LLC’s holdings in General Electric were worth $751,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of General Electric during the first quarter valued at approximately $116,000. Santori & Peters Inc. bought a new stake in shares of General Electric during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $120,000. Archford Capital Strategies LLC bought a new stake in shares of General Electric during the first quarter valued at approximately $121,000. Blue Chip Wealth Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of General Electric during the first quarter valued at approximately $135,000. Finally, Harborview Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of General Electric during the first quarter valued at approximately $137,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 53.72% of the company’s stock.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Beazer Homes USA, Inc.(BZH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH) was down 6% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $14.27 and last traded at $14.38. Approximately 672,285 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 12% from the average daily volume of 601,101 shares. The stock had previously closed at $15.29.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH) – Wedbush raised their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Beazer Homes USA in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, May 3rd. Wedbush analyst J. Mccanless now forecasts that the construction company will post earnings per share of $2.07 for the year, up from their previous estimate of $1.75. Wedbush currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $22.00 target price on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Beazer Homes USA’s Q4 2018 earnings at $1.00 EPS and Q2 2019 earnings at $0.32 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Beazer Homes USA (NYSE: BZH) and M.D.C. (NYSE:MDC) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Industrias Bachoco, S.A. de C.V.(IBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Civitas Solutions, Inc.(CIVI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Civitas Solutions Inc (NYSE:CIVI) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $20.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Balter Liquid Alternatives LLC acquired a new position in shares of Civitas Solutions (NYSE:CIVI) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 11,572 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $178,000.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Brookfield Renewable Powerr Fund(BEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Scott Levine]

    Instead of a yieldco perhaps a master limited partnership like Brookfield Renewable Partners LP (NYSE:BEP). which also secures PPAs will pique investors’ interests. With 876 generating facilities, including hydroelectric, wind, solar, and storage, Brookfield Renewable Partners has a portfolio of projects that represents 17,400 MW of installed capacity. Looking ahead, the company targets annual investments of $600 million to $700 million in high-quality assets, which will provide 12% to 15% returns on investment. Similar to Pattern Energy, Brookfield returned more than 90% of its CAFD to shareholders in 2017; however, unlike Pattern Energy, Brookfield Renewable Partners identifies a long-term payout ratio of 70% from its CAFD. Of greater appeal to conservative investors may be the fact that the company maintains an investment-grade balance sheet based on credit ratings from both Standard & Poor’s and DBRS.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    A driving factor of the company’s ability to self-fund growth is the dramatic improvement of its financial profile. One evidence of this is that “following the closing of the Saeta transaction, Moody’s upgraded our corporate credit rating from B1 to Ba3,” according to CFO Matthew Berger. That’s due in part to the fact that the company decided to issue more equity than initially expected to finance the deal so that it could improve its financial metrics more quickly. That stock, which it sold to Brookfield Asset Management and its affiliate Brookfield Renewable Partners (NYSE:BEP), helped reduce TerraForm Power’s corporate debt-to-cash flow ratio toward its 4.0 to 5.0 times target range. That puts the company within striking distance of receiving another credit upgrade to an investment-grade rating, which is TerraForm’s goal.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Brookfield Asset Management is the company behind Brookfield Infrastructure Partners — as well as Brookfield Renewable Partners (NYSE: BEP), Brookfield Property Partners (NASDAQ: BPY), Brookfield Business Partners (NYSE: BBU), and more recently Terraform Power (NASDAQ: TERP).

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Renewable energy is a hot sector as the world increasingly focuses on generating electricity from clean sources that provide an ever refreshed wellspring of power. But before you run out and buy just any old renewable power company, you need to step back and take a deeper look at the businesses you are considering. Two stocks you should be looking at today are Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P.’s (NYSE:BEP) and NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE), both of which have secret weapons as they grow in the hot renewable power space.

  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP®, Neha Chamaria, and Matthew DiLallo]

    While there is no 100% accurate way to predict whether a stock will be able to pay dividends forever, there are some stocks that are certainly more likely to than others. Here’s why our contributors think investors who want a lifelong stream of dividend income should consider real-estate investment trust Realty Income (NYSE:O) and energy plays Brookfield Renewable Partners (NYSE:BEP) and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BIP).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: SoftBank Group Corp. (SFTBY)

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    Here Are 4 Hot Things to Know About Stocks Right Now Dow Jones futures point to a 281 point drop when markets open. S&P 500 mini futures were down 1.04% and Nasdaq futures were off 1.05%. Action Alerts PLUS holding Facebook (FB) shares are down 1% in premarket trading ahead of CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s second round of in front of U.S. lawmakers. Shares gained 4.5% while he testified in front of the Senate Tuesday.  SoftBank Group Corp. (SFTBY) and Deutsche Telekom AG (DTEGY) , the respective owners of Sprint (S) and T-Mobile US (TMUS) surged on reports of more merger talks. Maybe Trump is right about Action Alerts PLUS holding Amazon (AMZN) : Jefferies estimates that about 62% of Amazons packages flow through the USPS. Via @BrianSozzi Overview

    Wall Street futures were in the red Wednesday, April 11, ahead of key inflation data out of the U.S. expected at 8:30 am ET. Futures fell significantly after President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday morning telling Russia to “get ready” for Syria Missile Strikes. 

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    In April 2018, Nemaska (OTCQX:NMKEF) drew nearly $100 million in investment from Japan’s SoftBank (OTCPK:SFTBY) group in exchange for a 9.9% interest in the company and access to lithium hydroxide produced by the company. In March 2018, CATL the world’s soon-to-be largest lithium battery manufacturer purchased a controlling stake in the Quebec Lithium project in consideration for $66 million. In February 2018, Korean steel giant, POSCO (PKX) announced a supply agreement and investment into Australian lithium miner Pilbara Minerals (OTCPK:PILBF). In January 2018, Toyota Tsusho (OTCPK:TYHOF), the strategic trading arm of Toyota Motors, invested approximately A$300 million in Orocobre (OTCPK:OROCF) in consideration for 15% of the company. Now, in April 2018, Swedish battery start-up NorthVolt has announced that it has signed an agreement for the supply of up to 5,000 metric tons per year of lithium hydroxide produced at Nemaska Lithium’s commercial plant in Shawinigan, Quebec. In connection with the supply of lithium chemicals, NorthVolt has agreed to deliver to Nemaska a 10 million euro promissory note that can be converted into voting shares of NorthVolt.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    As stand-alone entities, Deutsche Telekom controlled 63% of T-Mobile, and SoftBank (NASDAQOTH:SFTBY) had an 83% stake in Sprint. For the new company, Deutsche Telekom will hold a 42% stake, and SoftBank will control 27%. The remaining 31% will be in the public’s hands. This goes back to that loss of control and how Deutsche Telekom will be holding the cards here.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Unfortunately, Intel eventually lost that promising market to chip designs from SoftBank’s (NASDAQOTH:SFTBY) Arm Holdings, which now power 95% of the world’s wearable devices. Top ARM chipmakers like Qualcomm, riding high on ARM’s reputation for power-efficient designs in mobile devices, easily marginalized Intel’s chips.

  • [By ]

    T-Mobile owner, Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY) , saw shares surge 3.65% in Frankfurt to €14.06 and Sprint’s Japanese owner SoftBank Group Corp. (SFTBY) shares gained as much as 4.8% in Tokyo on Wednesday, before paring gains to 3.54%.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    China Mobile’s expansion into the U.S. wouldn’t be unprecedented. Japanese telecom Softbank (NASDAQOTH:SFTBY) also entered the American market nearly six years ago, taking a majority stake in Sprint to offset a slowdown in its home market. It then repeatedly pushed Sprint to merge with T-Mobile US.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: HubSpot, Inc.(HUBS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Danny Vena]

    With that in mind, let’s look at several companies in the rapidly expanding SaaS market that have seen their stock prices double over the course of the past year but might still have a significant amount of gas left in the tank. Read on to see why Atlassian (NASDAQ:TEAM), Okta (NASDAQ:OKTA), and HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS) might deserve your consideration.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    HubSpot Inc (NYSE:HUBS) shares shot up 5.6% on Thursday after Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target on the stock from $136.00 to $145.00. Stifel Nicolaus currently has a buy rating on the stock. HubSpot traded as high as $147.60 and last traded at $147.25. 666,779 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 30% from the average session volume of 511,619 shares. The stock had previously closed at $139.40.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    HubSpot Inc (NYSE:HUBS) General Counsel John P. Kelleher sold 408 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $120.00, for a total transaction of $48,960.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the general counsel now directly owns 40,646 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,877,520. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP(TEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Earlier this year, Tallgrass Energy GP (NYSE:TEGP) agreed to acquire its master limited partnership, Tallgrass Energy Partners (NYSE:TEP) in an all-stock deal. This transaction is one of many similar ones in the sector over the past few years as energy infrastructure companies have had to grapple with the fallout of the oil market downturn. Like the deals before it, and those announced afterward, the transaction will create one stronger entity that’s well positioned to grow in the coming years while still offering income-seeking investors a generous income stream. That income with upside makes Tallgrass a stock that investors will want to keep on their radar, especially considering the strength of its financial profile.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. trimmed its position in shares of Tallgrass Energy Partners LP (NYSE:TEP) by 21.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 686,632 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 190,040 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned approximately 0.94% of Tallgrass Energy Partners worth $26,016,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    Tallgrass Energy Partners (TEP) : “That dividend is a red flag. That group has become a house of pain and I’m not going there.”

    Mallinckrodt (MNK) : “They had a better-than-expected quarter, but I am worried and I’m staying away.”

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: InterXion Holding N.V.(INXN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Interxion (NYSE:INXN) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Traders acquired 960 call options on the company. This is an increase of 1,584% compared to the typical daily volume of 57 call options.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Jacobson & Schmitt Advisors LLC lessened its holdings in shares of Interxion (NYSE:INXN) by 1.8% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 102,697 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 1,927 shares during the quarter. Interxion comprises approximately 4.4% of Jacobson & Schmitt Advisors LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 5th biggest holding. Jacobson & Schmitt Advisors LLC owned 0.14% of Interxion worth $6,378,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Ohr Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(OHRP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    OHR Pharmaceutical Inc (NASDAQ:OHRP)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low on Thursday . The company traded as low as $0.18 and last traded at $0.19, with a volume of 5632 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $0.19.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Ohr Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: OHRP) traded down about 3% Wednesday and posted a new 52-week low of $0.31 after closing Tuesday at $0.32. The 52-week high is $2.18. Volume was over 10 million, more than 4 times the daily average of around 2.4 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Ohr Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: OHRP) dropped nearly 83% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $0.35 after closing at $2.02 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week hig is $2.18. Volume was around 32.6 million, more than 30 times the daily average of around 1.2 million. The company reported that topline data from a clinical study failed to meet its primary endpoint.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Ohr Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: OHRP) dropped nearly 13% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $0.24. Shares closed at $0.27 on Friday and the stock’s 52-week high is $2.18. Volume was around 1 million, about a third of the daily average of about 3.3 million. The company had no specific news Tuesday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    OHR Pharmaceutical Inc (NASDAQ:OHRP)’s share price fell 9.1% during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $0.22 and last traded at $0.24. 16,800 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 98% from the average session volume of 1,040,668 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.22.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: U.S. Bancorp(USB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Deutsche Bank also favors this top super-regional bank for the rest of 2018. U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States and fourth largest by number of branches. Founded in 1929 and headquartered in Minneapolis, USBancorp offers a comprehensive line of banking, investment, brokerage, trust and mortgage services to consumers, businesses and institutions.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) – Investment analysts at Oppenheimer lifted their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for U.S. Bancorp in a research note issued on Tuesday, September 18th. Oppenheimer analyst C. Kotowski now expects that the financial services provider will post earnings of $1.05 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $1.01. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for U.S. Bancorp’s Q4 2018 earnings at $1.07 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $4.44 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

    Several other analysts also recently commented on USB. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $57.00 target price on U.S. Bancorp and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a hold rating and set a $56.00 price target on shares of U.S. Bancorp in a research note on Thursday, April 5th. Citigroup upgraded U.S. Bancorp from a neutral rating to a buy rating and set a $58.00 price target for the company in a research note on Friday, May 11th. Morgan Stanley cut their price target on U.S. Bancorp from $61.00 to $57.00 and set an underweight rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, April 19th. Finally, Vining Sparks reiterated a buy rating and set a $61.00 price target on shares of U.S. Bancorp in a research note on Friday, April 6th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. U.S. Bancorp presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $58.38.

  • [By John Maxfield]

    Lapera: [laughs] In that case, now that we’re done with this small talk, let’s talk about PNC Bank and shareholder letters. We’re going to interweave the two topics. Let’s start with what’s going on with PNC Bank in general right now. The reason we picked PNC Bank to begin with is because after doing that [U.S. Bancorp] (NYSE: USB) episode last week, which, if you want to link to that, I’m happy to send it. Maxfield finally published that article on the Richard Davis interview. If you emailed me about that, I’m going to email you back as soon as the show is over and send that to you. If anyone else wants that article, I’m more than happy to email it to you. Our email is industryfocus@fool.com. Winding back, the reason we’re talking about PNC Bank is because we talked about how great U.S. Bancorp’s efficiency ratio is, and PNC Bank has an even better one.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) should be positioned to do well compared with the rest of the major banks in 2018 and beyond. The problem is that you would never know it if you only looked at its stock price. This is the largest regional bank in America, as well as the seventh largest bank in America by assets. Is it possible that all the good things and solid returns are more than fully reflected in the share price?

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019

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From a review of intermodal and carload traffic performance, there are strong positives including intermodal, chemicals, metals, petroleum and crushed sand and gravel. The early wildcards are coal, grain and finished vehicles and parts.

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: U.S. Bancorp(USB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) by 2.8% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 262,874 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 7,212 shares during the period. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in U.S. Bancorp were worth $13,275,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Avalon Advisors LLC trimmed its holdings in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) by 0.8% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 207,546 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,656 shares during the period. Avalon Advisors LLC’s holdings in U.S. Bancorp were worth $10,481,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Deutsche Bank also favors this top super-regional bank for the rest of 2018. U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States and fourth largest by number of branches. Founded in 1929 and headquartered in Minneapolis, USBancorp offers a comprehensive line of banking, investment, brokerage, trust and mortgage services to consumers, businesses and institutions.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) – Investment analysts at Oppenheimer lifted their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for U.S. Bancorp in a research note issued on Tuesday, September 18th. Oppenheimer analyst C. Kotowski now expects that the financial services provider will post earnings of $1.05 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $1.01. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for U.S. Bancorp’s Q4 2018 earnings at $1.07 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $4.44 EPS.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: UMH Properties Inc.(UMH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the real estate shares surged 0.56 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. (NYSE: AHH), up 3 percent, and UMH Properties, Inc. (NYSE: UMH) up 3 percent.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH (UMH)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    WINTON GROUP Ltd bought a new stake in UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH (NYSE:UMH) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 86,705 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $1,163,000. WINTON GROUP Ltd owned about 0.24% of UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Skechers U.S.A., Inc.(SKX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Steve Madden (NASDAQ: SHOO) and Skechers U.S.A. (NYSE:SKX) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and dividends.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Footwear makers Nike (NYSE:NKE) and Skechers (NYSE:SKX) went in opposite directions this year. Shares of Nike, once considered a stagnant market leader, rallied more than 20%. Yet shares of Skechers, once considered a high-growth underdog, tumbled nearly 20%.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    Now that we’ve defined value investing, highlighted a few metrics that value investors look for, and warned investors to watch out for value traps, let’s take a closer look at stocks that I believe are trading at prices below their intrinsic value today. While representing very different industries, the one thing that AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL), Skechers USA Inc (NYSE:SKX), and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) all have in common is that, based on each company’s fundamentals, they appear to be some of the best bargains available in the stock market today.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tyers Asset Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Skechers USA Inc (NYSE:SKX) by 39.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 49,644 shares of the textile maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 14,168 shares during the period. Tyers Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Skechers USA were worth $1,490,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    It’s pretty tough being an investor in Skechers (NYSE:SKX) this year. While the broader market, as represented by the S&P 500, is up about 4%, the leisure shoe purveyor has lost more than a third of its value — and has dropped an even stepper 40% from its recent highs back in April. The company has been pursuing international expansion to offset slowing domestic sales, but weak operating margins and disappointing guidance have investors running for the exits.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Bankwell Financial Group, Inc.(BWFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Research analysts at Boenning Scattergood started coverage on shares of Bankwell Financial Group (NASDAQ:BWFG) in a report issued on Thursday, The Fly reports. The firm set an “outperform” rating on the bank’s stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bankwell Financial Group Inc (NASDAQ:BWFG) EVP Laura Waitz sold 1,265 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.30, for a total value of $39,594.50. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ: BWFG) and Bankwell Financial Group (NASDAQ:BWFG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Synacor, Inc.(SYNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of INTEL CORP’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=INTEL+CORP

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc.(AIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE:AIT) had its price objective upped by stock analysts at Wells Fargo & Co from $73.00 to $80.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, MarketBeat reports. The firm currently has a “hold” rating on the industrial products company’s stock. Wells Fargo & Co’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 4.03% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. cut its holdings in Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE:AIT) by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 355,358 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 1,865 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Applied Industrial Technologies were worth $24,929,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Central European Media Enterprises Ltd.(CETV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Central European Media Enterprises (NASDAQ:CETV) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Central European Media Enterprises earned a news sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 45.5324249099013 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Central European Media Enterprises (NASDAQ: CETV) and Liberty Media Formula One Series A (NASDAQ:FWONA) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about Central European Media Enterprises (NASDAQ:CETV) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Central European Media Enterprises earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.2556402111345 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Gray Television, Inc. Class A (NASDAQ: CETV) and Central European Media Enterprises (NASDAQ:CETV) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Peoples Bancorp Inc.(PEBO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) and Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report released on Friday.

    Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on PEBO. Boenning Scattergood reissued a hold rating on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. Hovde Group set a $39.00 price objective on shares of Peoples Bancorp and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Peoples Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $37.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. ValuEngine raised shares of Peoples Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill reissued a hold rating and issued a $37.00 price objective on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Peoples Bancorp has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $38.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of STRATEGIC WEALTH MANAGEMENT INC ‘s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=STRATEGIC+WEALTH+MANAGEMENT+INC+

    These are the top 5 holdings of STRATEGIC WEALTH MANAGEMENT INC iShares Russell Mid-cap Value (IWS) – 81,500 shares, 12.15% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.5%Ishares MSCI India (INDA) – 196,252 shares, 10.53% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.5%SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) – 22,807 shares, 9.96% of the total portfolio. New PositionFirst Trust DJ Internet Index Fund (FDN) – 39,926 shares, 9.34% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.5%iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense (ITA) – 23,809 shares, 8.51% of the total portfolio. New Purchas

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    Year-to-date, the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE: DIA), the largest exchange traded fund tracking the Dow, is up 0.6 percent, including dividends paid.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC lessened its position in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:DIA) by 90.5% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 1,526 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 14,566 shares during the period. Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC’s holdings in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust were worth $368,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. trimmed its stake in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:DIA) by 60.0% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 8,000 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 12,000 shares during the period. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc.’s holdings in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust were worth $1,931,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    If you put $10,000 of your retirement savings into the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE Arca: DIA) in March 2009, you’d be sitting on $34,447 today.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of ARKANSAS FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=ARKANSAS+FINANCIAL+GROUP%2C+INC.

    These are the top 5 holdings of ARKANSAS FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) – 239,571 shares, 25.69% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.73%iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH) – 277,760 shares, 23.14% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.52%iShares 1-3 Year Credit Bond ETF (CSJ) – 400,939 shares, 18.49% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 1.16%iShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF (CIU) – 229,423 shares, 10.93% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 5.93%Vanguard Mid-Cap (VO) – 82,652 shares, 5.66% of the total p

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: IPG Photonics Corporation(IPGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tredje AP fonden boosted its position in shares of IPG Photonics Co. (NASDAQ:IPGP) by 57.2% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 3,160 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,150 shares during the quarter. Tredje AP fonden’s holdings in IPG Photonics were worth $737,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Move over IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP). There’s a new laser maker in town — and Wall Street loves it.

    It’s been nearly a month now since tiny laser maker nLIGHT (NASDAQ:LASR) debuted on the Nasdaq. Up till now, the bankers who underwrote the IPO had been stuck in a “quiet period” in which they were unable to comment on the company’s prospects. Now, that quiet period has ended — and you can hardly shut them up about it.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    Expectations were high for high-power laser-maker IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ:IPGP). Last year was one of the strongest years in the company’s history, and the stock price more than doubled. The company’s had several years of stellar results and going into its financial report, investors were fearing a slowdown and were looking for any indication that IPG’s trend could continue — and they got just what they were looking for.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019

The stock market kept performing well on Monday, and the Dow Jones Industrials posted its 12th straight all-time record high. Market sentiment was sunny following the release of Warren Buffett’s annual shareholder letter over the weekend, and the Oracle of Omaha made positive comments about the sustainability of the current bull market, which was able to overcome early declines in the major market benchmarks. However, some stocks didn’t fare as well as the overall market, and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI), and Horizon Pharma (NASDAQ:HZNP) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

Tesla gets a poor review

Shares of Tesla fell 4% after the electric car manufacturer received a downgrade from analysts at Goldman Sachs. The Wall Street giant cut its rating on Tesla from neutral to sell, citing concerns about the company’s ability to launch its Model 3 mass-market sedan, execute on the strategy behind its acquisition of solar specialist SolarCity, and deal with the need to tap the capital markets to raise cash. Yet even the bearish analysts admit that Tesla has a competitive advantage over rival automakers with respect to the technology and architecture of its electric vehicles, and Tesla’s efforts to boost battery production appear to be working. Nevertheless, the question facing investors is whether Tesla can execute well on the huge opportunity it has in front of it, and at least in Goldman’s eyes, that could prove more difficult than initially thought.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Christopher & Banks Corporation(CBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Christopher & Banks Co. (NYSE:CBK) reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $0.75 and last traded at $0.81, with a volume of 12488 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $0.89.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Commerzbank AG (ETR:CBK) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty ratings firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eleven have assigned a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is €10.98 ($12.76).

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $5.56 billion.
    Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.02 per share on revenue of $466.25 million.
    Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $6.20 billion.
    Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.46 per share on revenue of $8.13 billion.
    Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE: BURL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.09 per share on revenue of $1.49 billion.
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $726.56 million.
    American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $806.17 million.
    Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ: TITN) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $276.27 bmillion.
    Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $682.68 million.
    Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE: SFL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $92.08 million.
    Perry Ellis International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PERY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $232.30 million.
    Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $140.83 million.
    Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $90.20 million.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $160.50 million.
    Christopher & Banks Corporation (NYSE: CBK) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $89.35 million.
  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Warburg Research set a €8.80 ($10.35) target price on Commerzbank (ETR:CBK) in a report issued on Monday morning. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: NanoString Technologies, Inc.(NSTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NanoString Technologies (NASDAQ: NSTG) is one of 91 publicly-traded companies in the “Biological products, except diagnostic” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare NanoString Technologies to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) shares gained 88.18 percent to close at $4.14 on Tuesday.
    Regional Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHE) shares jumped 18.04 percent to close at $0.3010 on Tuesday.
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) shares gained 16.61 percent to close at $0.49 after the nano-cap specialty diagnostics company said it saw an acceleration of sales in its Pathology services in April. The company now expects to see a sequential double digit quarterly sales growth.
    Arcturus Therapeutics Ltd. (NASDAQ: ARCT) rose 16.09 percent to close at $7.00 on Tuesday.
    America's Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) gained 14.53 percent to close at $62.65 after reporting upbeat Q4 results.
    NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSTG) shares surged 12.64 percent to close at $13.19.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) gained 12.12 percent to close at $4.07 on Tuesday.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) shares climbed 11.58 percent to close at $6.55 on Tuesday.
    American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) rose 11.23 percent to close at $32.28 following a report from Reuters that the company is looking for a sale.
    iQIYI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) gained 11.15 percent to close at $22.52.
    Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT) rose 10.4 percent to close at $7.11.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) gained 10.26 percent to close at $3.33. Stein Mart is expected to release quarterly earnings on May 23.
    MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG) shares rose 10.11 percent to close at $8.06.
    The Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) gained 8.2 percent to close at $8.18. Container Store reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter after the closing bell.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares gained 7.69 percent to close at $9.10 after the company reported upbeat Q2 results.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 6.4 percent to close at $59.03 after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.

     

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Daily Journal Corp. (S.C.)(DJCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Daily Journal (NASDAQ:DJCO) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Tuesday.

    Separately, TheStreet raised shares of Daily Journal from a c- rating to a b rating in a report on Monday, February 12th.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: DXP Enterprises Inc.(DXPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News stories about DXP Enterprises (NASDAQ:DXPE) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. DXP Enterprises earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.1699723331071 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.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Press coverage about DXP Enterprises (NASDAQ:DXPE) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. DXP Enterprises earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 44.8189875544661 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new stake in DXP Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ:DXPE) in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 10,421 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $406,000.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Annaly Capital Management Inc(NLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp cut its holdings in ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH (NYSE:NLY) by 7.6% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 978,335 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 79,911 shares during the period. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp owned approximately 0.08% of ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH worth $10,204,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Second, and building on that previous point, what mortgage REITs might lack with a less-than-perfect rising-rate environment, they’ve gained in managerial experience. With the exception of industry juggernaut Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY), virtually no other mortgage REITs had much experience prior to the Great Recession. However, most of these publicly traded mortgage REITs now have a decade or more of experience under their belts. This experience should come in handy as lending rates rise.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Texas Yale Capital Corp. lowered its holdings in Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) by 25.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 66,050 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 22,275 shares during the period. Texas Yale Capital Corp.’s holdings in Annaly Capital Management were worth $689,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Annaly Capital Management Inc. (NYSE: NLY) traded down more than 3.2% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $9.95 after closing Wednesday at $10.28. The stock’s 52-week high is $12.733. Volume was about three times the daily average of around 2 million shares. The company’s Q1 results were inline, but an announced $900 million acquisition of MTGE Investment Corp. did not go down well with shareholders.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Oceaneering International, Inc.(OII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    I’vewritten previouslyabout my belief that shrinking oil inventories and rising crude oil prices will spark a recovery in energy services stocks, and I’ve already explained why Core Labsand Hess Corp are favorite stocks of mine to buy. Now, after reviewingOceaneering International’s (NYSE:OII) first-quarter results,I’m increasingly convinced that it’s a great time to add this stock to any portfolio.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII) warned investors earlier this year that 2018 would be a challenging one. The offshore service and product company also thought that the first quarter would be particularly tough because it’s a seasonally weaker quarter. While itdidn’t go exactly as the company envisioned, the results met its muted expectations overall.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII) shot up 3.5% on Monday . The stock traded as high as $24.97 and last traded at $23.65. 84,481 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 93% from the average session volume of 1,156,536 shares. The stock had previously closed at $24.52.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Friday.

    Several other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated a market perform rating on shares of Oceaneering International in a report on Saturday, June 2nd. Goldman Sachs Group upgraded Oceaneering International from a neutral rating to a buy rating and set a $29.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, May 14th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Oceaneering International from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, May 3rd. Barclays set a $20.00 price objective on Oceaneering International and gave the stock a hold rating in a report on Sunday, April 29th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lifted their price objective on Oceaneering International to $26.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a report on Monday, April 30th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Oceaneering International has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $22.85.

  • [By Todd Campbell, Rich Smith, and Neha Chamaria]

    There isn’t much love forOwens Corning (NYSE:OI),Camping World Holdings(NYSE:CWH), and Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII)on Wall Street right now, but that could be about to change. Some of our top Motley Fool investors think the tough timesthat have soured the mood of institutional investors on these stocks could be ending and that could make these stocks bargains worth buying.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders purchased 833 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,415% compared to the average daily volume of 55 put options.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: U.S. Bancorp(USB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Avalon Advisors LLC trimmed its holdings in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) by 0.8% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 207,546 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,656 shares during the period. Avalon Advisors LLC’s holdings in U.S. Bancorp were worth $10,481,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Deutsche Bank also favors this top super-regional bank for the rest of 2018.U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States and fourth largest by number of branches. Founded in 1929 and headquartered in Minneapolis, USBancorp offers a comprehensive line of banking, investment, brokerage, trust and mortgage services to consumers, businesses and institutions.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) by 2.8% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 262,874 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 7,212 shares during the period. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in U.S. Bancorp were worth $13,275,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) should be positioned to do well compared with the rest of the major banks in 2018 and beyond. The problem is that you would never know it if you only looked at its stock price. This is the largest regional bank in America, as well as the seventh largest bank in America by assets. Is it possible that all the good things and solid returns are more than fully reflected in the share price?

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: FIRST REPUBLIC BANK(FRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    MUFG Americas Holdings Corp lessened its position in shares of First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) by 19.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 13,956 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 3,360 shares during the period. MUFG Americas Holdings Corp’s holdings in First Republic Bank were worth $1,292,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mackay Shields LLC bought a new stake in First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 12,402 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $1,149,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Freicoin (CURRENCY:FRC) traded down 19.6% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on June 7th. One Freicoin coin can now be purchased for about $0.0069 or 0.00000090 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. Freicoin has a total market cap of $214,550.00 and $25.00 worth of Freicoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. Over the last seven days, Freicoin has traded 15.6% higher against the dollar.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Costco Wholesale Corporation(COST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    There are plenty of jokes about buying in bulk at warehouse chains such as Costco (Nasdaq: COST), such as this tweet by@amour72mg: “I’m going toCostcotomorrow. Anyone need 7 lbs of cheese?” That may be amusing, but if you or your household consumes a fair amount of cheese, that large quantity isn’t so unreasonable. Buying your household staples in volume is often a smart, money-saving move. Not always, but often. Make a note of the things you consume a lot of and then compare the prices at your regular shopping location (such as your supermarket) with the prices at your favorite warehouse store. Acomparisonof prices at a Costco and aWalmart(NYSE: WMT) earlier this year by the folks at kitchn.com found prices lower at Costco by 11% for milk, by 16% for eggs, and by 30% for wild Alaskan salmon. (Prices were lower at Walmart for some items, though, such as sliced turkey and paper towels.)

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: COST) and Walmart (NYSE:WMT) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    FDx Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in Costco (NASDAQ:COST) by 28.7% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 15,361 shares of the retailer’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,429 shares during the period. FDx Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Costco were worth $2,894,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    While Costco (NASDAQ:COST) stock has not tanked, it has been trading below its 52-week high. Shares closed April 6 at $183.96, nearly 9% below their 52-week high of $199.98.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    There are several parts of the value chain that create natural and organic goods:

    Individual organic farmers, who you largely cannot invest in. Producers of organic foods, who take farmer’s goods and combine them for consumption. This includes players likeHain Celestial (NASDAQ:HAIN),SunOpta, andLifeway Foods. Grocers with a focus on natural and organic goods, which originally includedWhole Foods (now owned by Amazon),Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM), andNatural Grocers — what I refer to as “pure-play,” which are grocers with a sole focus on organic. But the list now includes big names likeKroger(NYSE:KR),Costco(NASDAQ:COST), andWalmart(NYSE:WMT). Distributors specializing in natural and organic food, primarilyUnited Natural Foods.

    When the Great Recession hit, many of these pure-play natural and organic companies (read: not Costco, Walmart, or Kroger) were devastated. Consumers were pinching pennies and unwilling to pay the extra money for organic fruits.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued downbeat earnings forecast.
    Lululemon Athletica inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.
    Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ: ULTA) reported upbeat results for its first quarter, but issued weak second-quarter earnings and sales guidance.
    Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) reported better-than-expected results for its third quarter.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Fibrocell Science Inc(FCSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    Year-to-date (YTD) in the Spotlight Fibrocell Science, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCSC), eMagin Corporation (NYSE:EMAN … (stocksnewspoint.com) Have an eye on: Fibrocell Science, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCSC), Kelso Technologies Inc. (NYSE:KIQ), Siebert Financial Corp … (journalfinance.net) Fibrocell Science (FCSC) Sees Hammer Chart Pattern: Time to Buy? (finance.yahoo.com) Chester County gene therapy company completes $6M stock sale (finance.yahoo.com) Wining Three Stocks: MasTec, Inc. (NYSE:MTZ), Fibrocell Science, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCSC), Volt Information Sciences … (thestreetpoint.com)

    Shares of FCSC traded down $0.16 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $2.40. 283,121 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 206,910. The stock has a market capitalization of $14.57 million, a PE ratio of -0.29 and a beta of 0.45. Fibrocell has a fifty-two week low of $2.21 and a fifty-two week high of $23.20.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Fibrocell Science, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSC) were down 10 percent to $2.58. Fibrocell reported a $6.0 million registered direct offering priced at-the-market.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Fibrocell Science, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSC) was down, falling around 13 percent to $2.51. Fibrocell reported a $6.0 million registered direct offering priced at-the-market

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Fibrocell Science (FCSC)

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  • [By Alexander Bird]

    We’re talking 471% potential gains…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Renren Inc. (NYSE: RENN) $2.50 158.64%
    Astrotech Corp. (Nasdaq: ASTC) $4.17 132.80%
    Xenetic Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: XBIO) $5.58 71.95%
    Nordic American Tanker Shipping Ltd. (NYSE: NAT) $2.73 38.43%
    United States Antimony Corp. (NYSE: UAMY) $0.49 36.47%
    Soeno Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: SLNO) $2.65 33.05%
    Fibrocell Science Inc. (Nasdaq: FCSC) $3.16 31.36%
    Teekay Tankers Ltd. (NYSE: TNK) $1.30 29.70%
    Neovasc Inc. (Nasdaq: NVCN) $0.04 27.30%
    Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCMKTS: ATNM) $0.24 25.98%

    While the gains of last week’s top penny stocks are exciting, investors who know where to look can unlock even bigger gains…

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now

Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) is feeling the heat after it released an internal memo detailing an investigation into workplace behavior, as well as announcing a that a few of its high-level executives would be departing. Keep in mind that while this all seems very coincidental, it does not imply causation nor has anything been deemed conclusive yet.

According to the memo, Nike management has become aware of reports of behavior occurring within its organization that does not reflect its core values of inclusivity, respect, and empowerment. In a sense, this is highlighting what many perceive as sexual harassment. And this comes at a strange time.

The memo detailed Nikes plan for investigating and evaluating these claims going forward:

We are going to be doing a comprehensive review of our HR systems and practices along with elevating our complaint process for matters of respect issues. We will increase and invest more heavily in our diversity and inclusion teams and networks and additionally will immediately put in place an enhanced process to encourage our employees to speak up and make their voices heard.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Exelixis, Inc.(EXEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Exelixis (EXEL)

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  • [By Brian Orelli]

    After a disappointing fourth quarter, Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL) reaccelerated growth in the first quarter, bolstered by a new approval for Cabometyx in previously untreated advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), also known as kidney cancer.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL) EVP Jeffrey Hessekiel sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.36, for a total transaction of $447,200.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL) – Equities researchers at Oppenheimer raised their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Exelixis in a report issued on Wednesday, May 2nd. Oppenheimer analyst L. Cann now forecasts that the biotechnology company will post earnings of $0.11 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.09. Oppenheimer currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $40.00 target price on the stock. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Exelixis’ Q3 2018 earnings at $0.13 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.14 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $0.74 EPS.

  • [By ]

    Another biotech worth considering is Exelixis Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEL).

    The company recently received FDA approval of a new cancer treatment that according to a recent NASDAQ industry report should further boost demand and send share values higher.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: U.S. Bancorp(USB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Avalon Advisors LLC trimmed its holdings in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) by 0.8% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 207,546 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,656 shares during the period. Avalon Advisors LLC’s holdings in U.S. Bancorp were worth $10,481,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group upped their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for U.S. Bancorp in a report issued on Monday, July 9th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst K. Usdin now forecasts that the financial services provider will earn $1.02 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $1.00. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for U.S. Bancorp’s Q3 2018 earnings at $1.05 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $1.03 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $4.06 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $4.35 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Indiana Trust & Investment Management CO acquired a new stake in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund acquired 14,613 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $731,000.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: BankFinancial Corporation(BFIN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of BankFinancial from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, April 3rd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $17.58.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Neogen Corporation(NEOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Trinity Biotech (NASDAQ: TRIB) and Neogen (NASDAQ:NEOG) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Neogen (NASDAQ: NEOG) and Oxford Immunotec Global (NASDAQ:OXFD) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Neogen (NASDAQ:NEOG) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, one has issued a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $62.33.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its position in shares of Neogen Co. (NASDAQ:NEOG) by 5.8% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 16,534 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 912 shares during the quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA’s holdings in Neogen were worth $1,108,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    NEO GOLD (CURRENCY:NEOG) traded 3.7% lower against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 16:00 PM ET on May 21st. NEO GOLD has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $162.00 worth of NEO GOLD was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One NEO GOLD token can currently be bought for about $0.0019 or 0.00000023 BTC on major exchanges. Over the last seven days, NEO GOLD has traded 10.9% lower against the US dollar.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    NEO GOLD (CURRENCY:NEOG) traded 15.8% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on June 10th. Over the last seven days, NEO GOLD has traded down 19.5% against the U.S. dollar. One NEO GOLD token can now be purchased for about $0.0011 or 0.00000017 BTC on popular exchanges. NEO GOLD has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $66.00 worth of NEO GOLD was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.(HST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ING Groep NV increased its stake in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) by 6.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 75,007 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 4,642 shares during the quarter. ING Groep NV’s holdings in Host Hotels & Resorts were worth $1,398,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) had its price objective boosted by Stifel Nicolaus from $20.50 to $21.00 in a research note published on Thursday. They currently have a buy rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Avalon Advisors LLC cut its stake in Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) by 0.4% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 793,510 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 3,414 shares during the period. Avalon Advisors LLC owned about 0.11% of Host Hotels and Resorts worth $14,791,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now

U.S. equities moved lower on Tuesday as investors grew tired of the constant headlines concerning the GOP’s tax cut plans. And besides, much of the speculative excitement has shifted over to cryptocurrencies, with Bitcoin sliding hard after the close in what looks like the start of a prolonged pullback.

In the end, the Dow Jones Industrial lost 0.2%, the S&P 500 lost 0.3%, the Nasdaq Composite lost 0.4% and the Russell 2000 lost 0.8%. Treasury bonds were under pressure, the dollar weakened, gold lost 0.1% and crude oil gained 0.6%.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: PVH Corp.(PVH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Perhaps seeing the names of these companies begins to spark some memories. In short, clothing retailer PVH (NYSE: PVH) and beverage company Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) were taking heat over the rhetoric of a possible “Border Tax” — a tax on goods made overseas and imported and sold in the United States.

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    In the mid-level, Boss said that Urban Outfitters (URBN) is recovering, along with Kohl’s Stores (KSS) . He also liked PVH (PVH) and Lululemon Athletica (LULU) .

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Broadcom Corporation(BRCM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCM) traded down about 1.4% Friday and posted a new 52-week low of $222.00 after closing Thursday at $225.25. The stock’s 52-week high is $285.68. Volume totaled around 3.9 million, just under the daily average of about 4.1 million. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(INO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Tuesday, small capInovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: INO) surged 22.63% after announcingthat its synthetic vaccine approach using a collection of synthetic DNA antigens generated broad protective antibody responses against all major deadly strains of H1 influenza viruses from the last 100 years. This includesthe virus that caused Spanish Flu in 1918. The study involvedmultiple animal models, including mice, guinea pigs and non-human primates. Given how bad flu season is this year, the announcement got plenty of attention asthe following technical chart shows:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INO) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, May 9th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.36) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.14) by ($0.22). Inovio Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 292.06% and a negative return on equity of 72.04%. The company had revenue of $1.53 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.50 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted ($0.31) EPS. research analysts expect that Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc will post -1.2 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Newfield Exploration Company(NFX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE: NFX) traded down about 10.2% Wednesday and posted a new 52-week low of $23.10 after closing Tuesday at $25.73. The stock’s 52-week high is $40.82. Volume was approaching five times the daily average of 2.6 million shares. The independent oil & gas producer reported earnings last night.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fernwood Investment Management LLC trimmed its stake in Newfield Exploration (NYSE:NFX) by 6.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 31,500 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 2,000 shares during the quarter. Fernwood Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Newfield Exploration were worth $769,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE: NFX) which traded down nearly 5% at $23.22. The stocks 52-week range is $22.96 to $37.61. Volume was 5.2 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.3 million.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: U.S. Bancorp(USB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) has long been one of the most efficient big banks in the United States. But the Minneapolis-based bank doesn’t approach efficiency in the same way that most of its competitors do. As opposed to focusing on expenses, U.S. Bancorp has minimized its efficiency ratio by driving revenue.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Warren Buffett’s penchant for picking great stocks for Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) portfolio makes his quarterly stock picks must-know news for every long-term investor. Luckily, Buffett is required to file a 13F report with the Securities and Exchange Commission every quarter showing what he’s been buying, and that makes following in his footsteps easier. Last quarter, his top buys were U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB),Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), andTeva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE:TEVA). Should you buy these stocks for your portfolio, too?

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) should be positioned to do well compared with the rest of the major banks in 2018 and beyond. The problem is that you would never know it if you only looked at its stock price. This is the largest regional bank in America, as well as the seventh largest bank in America by assets. Is it possible that all the good things and solid returns are more than fully reflected in the share price?

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    Earnings are expected from Bank of America Corp. (BAC) on Monday, April 16, and U.S. Bancorp (USB) , another top KBW bank portfolio holding, reports on Wednesday, April 18.

  • [By John Maxfield]

    Lapera: [laughs] In that case,now that we’re done with this small talk, let’s talk aboutPNC Bankandshareholder letters. We’re going to interweave the two topics. Let’s start with what’s going on with PNC Bank in general right now. Thereason we picked PNC Bank to begin with is becauseafter doing that [U.S. Bancorp] (NYSE: USB) episode last week, which,if you want to link to that, I’m happy to send it. Maxfield finally published that article onthe Richard Davis interview. If you emailed me about that,I’m going to email you back as soon as the show is over and send that to you. Ifanyone else wants that article,I’m more than happy to email it to you. Our email is industryfocus@fool.com. Winding back,the reason we’re talking about PNC Bank isbecause we talked about how great U.S. Bancorp’sefficiency ratio is, and PNC Bank has aneven better one.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: TC PipeLines, LP(TCP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) rose 30.8 percent to $22.00 in pre-market trading after declining 18.63 percent on Monday.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 14.5 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) rose 15.2 percent to $4.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) shares rose 14.1 percent to $19.50 in pre-market trading after reporting stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) rose 13.4 percent to $15.40 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) shares rose 13.2 percent to $16.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 12.6 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) shares rose 10 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 9.7 percent to $3.05 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 8 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 7.3 percent to $23.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG) rose 7.1 percent to $6.09 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) rose 6.4 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.08 percent on Monday.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 6.3 percent to $11.75 in pre-market trading fol
  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Most investors have probably heard of energy giants Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A) (NYSE:RDS-B), Dominion Energy (NYSE:D), and TransCanada (NYSE:TRP). Fewer, however, are likely familiar with their publicly traded master limited partnerships (MLPs): Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE:SHLX), Dominion Energy Midstream Partners (NYSE:DM), and TC Pipelines (NYSE:TCP). That might be a good thing, as the market has beaten up the latter trio this year, sending their valuations south.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That funding progress is important given an unexpected development in the quarter when the Federal Regulatory Commission (FERC) revised a long-standing policy and will no longer allow master limited partnerships to collect an allowance for income taxes on certain pipelines. That change could have a major impact on the cash flows of TransCanada’s MLP TC Pipelines, LP (NYSE:TCP). While TC Pipelines isn’t sure how much this change will impact its cash flow, it took precautionary actions by slashing its distribution to investors. That payout reduction and the related uncertainty has weighed significantly on TC Pipelines’ valuation. Because of that, Girling said that “further dropdowns of assets by TransCanada into TC Pipelines is not considered a viable funding option at this time,” and he isn’t sure if it will be one in the future. However, he did clarify that even without future dropdowns to TC Pipelines, TransCanada believes it has the “financial capacity to fund our existing capital program through our predictable and growing cash flow from operations as well as several other funding alternatives.”

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Shineco, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYHT) rose 34.7 percent to $2.29 in pre-market trading following Q3 results. Shineco posted Q3 earnings of $0.21 per share on sales of $13.3 million.
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) rose 15.8 percent to $12.74 in pre-market trading after surging 201.37 percent on Thursday.
    LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) shares rose 11.5 percent to $7.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 64.50 percent on Thursday.
    Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: EIGR) rose 9 percent to $18.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 41.77 percent on Thursday.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) rose 6.2 percent to $14.25 in pre-market trading after a 13D filing from Carl Icahn shows a new 9.38 percent stake in the company. The filing also shows language from Icahn that strongly opposes a go-private transaction.
    Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN) rose 5.6 percent to $64.02 in pre-market trading after the Department of Veterans Affairs reported an agreement with Cerner Government Services, Inc. to provide seamless care for veterans.
    PetroChina Company Limited (NYSE: PTR) shares rose 5.3 percent to $82.05 in pre-market trading.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) shares rose 5.2 percent to $26.59 in the pre-market trading session.
    IQVIA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: IQV) shares rose 4.8 percent to $102.50 in pre-market trading as the company pulled secondary offering 'in light of recent market conditions'.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) rose 4.5 percent to $59.70 in pre-market trading. On Thursday, Axon priced its 4.3 million share offering of common stock at $53 per share.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 4.5 percent to $84 in pre-market trading.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) rose 3.9 percent to $18.96 in pre-market trading after a 13G filing shows a new 5.05 percent stake by the State of New Jersey's Division of Investment.
    Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) shares rose 3.7 percent to $15.85 in pre-market

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Simpson Manufacturing Company Inc.(SSD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Simpson Manufacturing (NYSE:SSD) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $64.25.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc(VRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Sometimes it’s better to raise funds when you can vs. when you have to. Look no farther than Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) , which is in a massive hole of debt and trades below $20 per share. It sure would have been nice to raise capital in a secondary offering with the stock over $200 per share for six months throughout 2015. 

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) released its most recent quarterly report before the markets opened on Tuesday. At the same time, the firm announced that it would also be changing its name sometime in the very near future.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Tuesday saw an up-and-down session on Wall Street, with major benchmarks trading on either side of the unchanged mark before finishing the day flat. Many investors kept most of their attention on Washington, where the White House announced that the U.S. would withdraw from the deal that the previous administration made with Iran concerning nuclear development. The withdrawal was largely expected, and although crude oil and other commodities were volatile leading up to the final decision, most other financial markets seemed prepared for the announcement. Even on a lackluster day, some companies had good news that lifted their shares substantially. Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD), Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE:VRX), and SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: InfraREIT, Inc.(HIFR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [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.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc.(MLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    A flurry of mergers in the master-limited partnership (MLP) segment for pipeline companies rocked the energy sector on Thursday, drawing a sanguine response from Wall Street analysts that generally supported the new, more simplified structures.