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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Redpoint Investment Management Pty Ltd grew its stake in Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) by 266.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 7,033 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,113 shares during the period. Redpoint Investment Management Pty Ltd’s holdings in Varian Medical Systems were worth $800,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in VAR. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its stake in shares of Varian Medical Systems by 1.3% in the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 1,222,038 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock valued at $149,882,000 after acquiring an additional 16,202 shares during the period. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH raised its stake in shares of Varian Medical Systems by 228.6% in the 1st quarter. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH now owns 14,445 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock valued at $1,748,000 after acquiring an additional 10,049 shares during the period. Dupont Capital Management Corp raised its stake in shares of Varian Medical Systems by 229.7% in the 1st quarter. Dupont Capital Management Corp now owns 28,418 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock valued at $3,485,000 after acquiring an additional 19,798 shares during the period. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI raised its stake in shares of Varian Medical Systems by 8.9% in the 1st quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 9,296 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock valued at $1,140,000 after acquiring an additional 763 shares during the period. Finally, Hussman Strategic Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of Varian Medical Systems by 133.9% in the 1st quarter. Hussman Strategic Advisors Inc. now owns 25,500 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock valued at $3,128,000 after acquiring an additional 14,600 shares during the period. 92.21% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Snap-On Incorporated(SNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. decreased its position in Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA) by 62.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 623 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,051 shares during the quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P.’s holdings in Snap-on were worth $100,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about Snap-on (NYSE:SNA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. 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 negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Snap-on earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.1849288529918 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Thursday ended in the red for most major benchmarks on Wall Street, with the Dow trading down by triple digits at times before climbing back toward the close. After having bounced back sharply in recent days, stocks seemed to lose upward momentum, and interest rate fears returned to the market. The yield on the 10-year Treasury bond once again moved above the 2.9% mark, and shorter-term Treasurys had yields reach levels they haven’t seen in years. Yet even though the overall market was ready to take a break, some companies still enjoyed good news that lifted their shares. Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE:BK), Snap-on (NYSE:SNA), and Rigel Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:RIGL) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Career Education Corporation(CECO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Career Education (NASDAQ: CECO) and Chegg (NYSE:CHGG) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan trimmed its holdings in Career Education Corp. (NASDAQ:CECO) by 28.9% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 18,640 shares of the company’s stock after selling 7,590 shares during the period. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan’s holdings in Career Education were worth $301,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Tyco International Ltd.(Switzerland)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: UNIVERSAL INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC(UVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    As for individual stocks, GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) extended Friday’s gains amid optimism for the action camera and drone specialist’s ongoing turnaround, while shares of Universal Insurance Holdings (NYSE:UVE) rallied on news of the waning storm in Florida.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on UVE shares. ValuEngine cut shares of Universal Insurance from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $35.00 target price on shares of Universal Insurance and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 10th.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Stifel Financial Corp increased its holdings in shares of Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UVE) by 6.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 41,592 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after buying an additional 2,510 shares during the quarter. Stifel Financial Corp owned 0.12% of Universal Insurance worth $1,317,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UVE) CEO Sean P. Downes sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.77, for a total transaction of $715,400.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 1,479,141 shares in the company, valued at $52,908,873.57. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: United Financial Bancorp Inc.(UBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    United Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:UBNK) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallJul. 18, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Yuma Energy, Inc.(YUMA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Yuma Energy, Inc. (NYSE: YUMA) were down 60 percent to $0.4520 after the company late Friday reported it was not in compliance with its debt to EBITDAX covenant and announced limited liquidity levels. The company also reported Q1 earnings down year-over-year and disclosed that it is exploring strategic alternatives.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMPH) disclosed that it received the FDA approval for Calcium Chloride injection.
    Rapid7, Inc. (NASDAQ: RPD) reported a proposed offering of 3 million shares.
    Yuma Energy Inc (NYSE: YUMA) reported a Q1 loss of $0.16 per share on sales of $5.646 million. The company also disclosed that it is actively seeking strategic alternatives.
    NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) disclosed a 24.96 million share common stock offering via selling holders.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II(BLE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II (NYSEAMERICAN:BLE) announced a monthly dividend on Wednesday, August 1st, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 15th will be given a dividend of 0.058 per share on Tuesday, September 4th. This represents a $0.70 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.16%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 14th.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II (NYSEAMERICAN:BLE) announced a monthly dividend on Monday, October 1st, NASDAQ reports. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.058 per share on Thursday, November 1st. This represents a $0.70 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.43%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, October 12th.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd.(FOMX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Foamix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:FOMX) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Foamix Pharmaceuticals earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the specialty pharmaceutical company an impact score of 45.4298608245084 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Foamix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:FOMX)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by HC Wainwright in a report issued on Wednesday, MarketBeat reports. They currently have a $14.00 price objective on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock, up from their prior price objective of $12.00. HC Wainwright’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 122.22% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    HC Wainwright set a $11.00 price target on Foamix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:FOMX) in a research note released on Tuesday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company(ADM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by analysts at Cleveland Research in a research report issued on Monday.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    China imported 55 million gallons of American ethanol from November 2017 to the end of February 2018. It could be just the beginning. That would be great news for Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM), Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE), and Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) — the three largest publicly traded ethanol producers in the United States.   

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC lowered its position in shares of Archer Daniels Midland Co (NYSE:ADM) by 19.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 101,795 shares of the company’s stock after selling 24,526 shares during the period. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC’s holdings in Archer Daniels Midland were worth $4,415,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 50.7 percent to $4.34 after the company announced a special $1.00 per share cash dividend.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) surged 28.4 percent to $17.44 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cardlytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDLX) gained 22 percent to $17.945.
    Care.com, Inc. (NYSE: CRCM) shares rose 19.3 percent to $18.92 following Q1 earnings.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) jumped 19.1 percent to $4.3934 after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 18.6 percent to $4.79 after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    IntriCon Corporation (NASDAQ: IIN) climbed 17.4 percent to $29.30 after reporting Q1 results.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 16.2 percent to $3.45 after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: TCMD) gained 15.4 percent to $42.61 following Q1 results.
    eGain Corporation (NASDAQ: EGAN) gained 15.3 percent to $10.55 following Q3 earnings.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 13.8 percent to $9.48 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRL) shares surged 13.1 percent to $13.42 after reporting Q1 results.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) climbed 11.9 percent to $10.85 following better-than-expected Q3 earnings.
    scPharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SCPH) gained 11.2 percent to $14.45 following Q1 results.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 10.2 percent to $24.08 following Q1 results.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) shares rose 7.9 percent to $19.60 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its outlook.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 7.7 percent to $11.90 following upbeat Q1 results.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 6.8 perc
  • [By Craig Jones]

    Steve Sosnick of Interactive Brokers suggested on Bloomberg Markets an options strategy in Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE: VRX).

    The company is going to report earnings next week and Sosnick wants to use elevated implied volatility to sell options. He wants to sell the May 11, 17.50 strike call and buy the May 11, 19 strike call for a total credit of 60 cents.

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    Other recent false “tells” of “unusual call activity” have included Lowe’s (LOW) , Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) , Walmart (WMT) and Walt Disney Co. (DIS) . All of these stocks tanked within one or two weeks of the unusual call trading.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    President Trump will announce today if he will pull the United States out of the Obama-era nuclear deal. Trump wants European members of the treaty to amend certain issues regarding Iran’s uranium enrichment capacity. Energy stocks and oil prices had been rising on speculation that Trump would slap Iran again with economic sanctions, disrupting the region’s oil production. Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is currently working to obtain enough capital to purchase certain assets of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NYSE: FOXA). The ability to raise capital would allow Comcast to replace Disney’s $52 billion bid for the many of Fox’s key businesses. Markets are reacting to a speech made this morning by U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. During a speech in Zurich, Switzerland, Powell said that rising U.S. interest rates would not have a significant impact on emerging markets and foreign stock markets. This has long been a concern for other nations as the U.S. dollar rises and American bonds become more attractive to international investors.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: DIS, C, SNAP
    The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) will lead another busy day of earnings reports today. Investors will be exploring the impact of recent price hikes at the company’s theme parks, as well as the ongoing concerns about cable cutting and how this trend affects ESPN. Markets anticipate that the company will report earnings per share of $1.68 on top of $14.23 billion in revenue. Shares of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) are on the move. The uptick came after activist investor ValueAct announced a $1.2 billion stake in the investment bank. Citigroup shares were up 1.2% in pre-market hours. Shares of Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) gained 1% in pre-market hours. The owner of social media giant Snapchat said that its CFO Drew Vollero will step down next week. The executive will be replaced by a financial executive at Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN). Snap continues to face incredible pressures after the f

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    Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) : “I think they’re doing a good job. I don’t want to sell it. “

    Dominion Energy (D) : “At a 5% yield, I’m pulling the trigger right here. Buy.”

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) has a PDUFA date set for May 13. Specifically, this is for its New Drug Application for Plenvu (NER1006), which was licensed by Salix from Norgine in August 2016 for introduction to the U.S. market. Plenvu is a next-generation bowel cleansing preparation for colonoscopies.

Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2018

Even as Republicans scramble to find the votes to pass their latest attempt to repeal Obamacare, the list of advocacy and industry groups opposed to the bill continues to grow.

On Wednesday, the two major health insurance industry associations voiced their concerns about the legislation, which would jettison several major Obamacare provisions and curtail federal support of Medicaid. They fear the bill would hurt consumers and patients by destabilizing the individual market and weakening Medicaid.

“The bill contains provisions that would allow states to waive key consumer protections, as well as undermine safeguards for those with pre-existing medical conditions,” the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association wrote in a statement. “The legislation reduces funding for many states significantly and would increase uncertainty in the marketplace, making coverage more expensive and jeopardizing Americans’ choice of health plans.”

America’s Health Insurance Plans was even more explicit, saying it cannot support the proposal authored by Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana.

Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (SSNLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Autonomous driving is going to be an interesting development for GM. Although most of the attention goes towards Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Tesla on this front, probably every automaker is working on this technology. The automakers are extremely well positioned to deliver the bodies. A development to watch is whether the automakers are going to botch this shift like electronic companies did with mobile. Remember BlackBerry (NYSE:BB), Nokia (NYSE:NOK) and Samsung (OTC:SSNLF). All these devices now run some version of Android.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Now, this removes one big uncertainty (actually management was pretty convinced they would settle on favorable terms), but there are a few other headwinds that also led them to lower guidance when presenting Q3 figures:

    In the low end of the mobile market (imaging) they are experiencing increasing competition. They are dealing with this by concentrating on more sophisticated and integrated solutions and narrowing the strategic focus (this is already starting to pay off with design wins like the Huawei Mate 10). For now they expect imaging revenues to be at least $10M lower. The probability of recognizing revenue from Echo, a significant mobile customer for audio technologies, has progressively declined as well. Samsung (OTC:SSNLF) IP licensing is removed from the guidance as they are litigating the company for patent infringement. Management is convinced of a favorable outcome here as well (they embarked on extensive DD prior to filing), but unsure of the timing. Management believes at least $10M in licence revenues has been underreported, but likely resolution will shift this income to 2018. Roughly $5M in expected license revenue from Invensas Licensees will shift to 2018 Guidance excludes roughly $52M in cash receipts which the company can’t recognize as revenue under purchase accounting related to the DTS acquisition (see below for an explanation). This is why cash flow figures are much better than earnings figures.

    These are all somewhat messy litigation and compliance issues, but at least the Broadcom issue has been settled and much of the rest is likely to shift to 2018. About the Purchase Accounting. From company PR:

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    It seems that chip giantQualcomm(NASDAQ:QCOM) can’t catch a break, dealing with relatively minor challenges like temporarily losing the applications processor spot in some of Samsung’s (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) Galaxy S-series smartphones thanks to an overheating chip andexistential threats to its wireless technology licensing business — its main source of profit.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Samsung (OTC:SSNLF) will unveil its new flagship phones, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, on February 25 at Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. Their new features could help the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus replicate the stellar success of the $999 iPhone X of Apple (AAPL). Canalys reported last month that Apple could have shipped out as much as 29 million units of its expensive iPhone X during Q4 2017.

Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: LeMaitre Vascular, Inc.(LMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of LeMaitre Vascular Inc (NASDAQ:LMAT) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $34.40.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMAT) were down 20 percent to $31.235 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 results.

    Essendant Inc (NASDAQ: ESND) was down, falling around 24 percent to $7.255 after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMAT) were down 17 percent to $32.19 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 results.

    LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ: LKQ) was down, falling around 16 percent to $31.49 following weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    In response to reporting first-quarterresults, shares ofLeMaitre Vascular (NASDAQ:LMAT), a medical device maker focused on niche products used duringvascular surgery, fell 20% as of 10:35 a.m. EDT on Thursday.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMAT) were down 17 percent to $32.47 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 results.

    Essendant Inc (NASDAQ: ESND) was down, falling around 23 percent to $7.38 after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.

Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: UNIVERSAL INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC(UVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    As for individual stocks, GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) extended Friday’s gains amid optimism for the action camera and drone specialist’s ongoing turnaround, while shares of Universal Insurance Holdings (NYSE:UVE) rallied on news of the waning storm in Florida.

Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) had its price objective boosted by Stifel Nicolaus from $71.00 to $75.00 in a note issued to investors on Friday, Marketbeat reports. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the manufacturing equipment provider’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ target price points to a potential upside of 51.48% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of semiconductor and display equipment manufacturer Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) fell as much as 10.1% in trading Friday after reporting fiscal second-quarter 2018 earnings and guidance that left investors unimpressed. Shares didn’t recover much throughout the day and were down 9% at 12:20 p.m. EDT.

  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Notable Earnings

    Walmart, Inc (NYSE: WMT) Q1 premarket
    J. C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) Q1 premarket
    Nordstrom, Inc (NYSE: JWN) Q1 after hours
    Applied Materials, Inc (NASDAQ: AMAT) Q2 after hours

    IPOs

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) reported weaker-than-expected results for its second quarter.
    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter.
    Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) reported upbeat results for its first quarter. Comparable-store sales rose 0.6 percent.
    Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE: BOOT) disclosed a 7.2 million common stock offering.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Crude oil prices continue to remain in focus after Brent crude hit $80.00 per barrel. The benchmark crude touched $80.00, as markets are concerned about the impact renewed Iranian sanctions will have on global supply. French oil giant Total announced Wednesday that it was abandoning a gas project in Iran after failing to obtain a waiver from the Trump administration to do business in Iran. The sanctions are expected to decline global output at a time that OPEC is already working diligently to push oil prices higher by containing excessive global production.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: JCP, BABA, F, KR
    Shares of JCPenney (NYSE: JCP) are ticking higher after its earnings report before the bell. Yesterday, retail companies were stunned by the 11% jump for its rival Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) stock thanks to a strong first-quarter report. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.(NYSE: BABA) is generating a lot of buzz as investors monitor trade relations between the United States and China. BABA stock had slumped by 18% thanks to trade restrictions on Chinese companies. Ford Motor Co.(NYSE: F) announced it will restart production of its popular F-150 pickup truck at its Dearborn, Mich., facility. The company recently suspended operations after a fire damaged supplies needed for manufacturing. The F-150 is the most popular consumer vehicle in the United States. In an effort to beat back the growth of Wal-Mart and Amazon, grocery giant Kroger Co.(NYSE: KR) announced a deal to purchase a 5% stake in British online supermarket Ocado. The deal will allow Kroger to utilize the UK firm’s warehouse automation technology in the United States and improve its supply chain costs. Look for additional earnings reports from Applied Materials Inc.(Nasdaq: AMAT), Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN), The Children’s Place Inc.(Nasdaq: PLCE), Teekay Corp.(NYSE: TK), and Quantum Corp.(NYSE: QTM).

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) was down, falling around 9 percent to $48.97. Applied Materials reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter.

Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: Magic Software Enterprises Ltd.(MGIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Magic Software Enterprises (NASDAQ:MGIC) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Monday.

    Several other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on MGIC. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Magic Software Enterprises from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. BidaskClub cut shares of Magic Software Enterprises from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, HC Wainwright set a $10.00 target price on shares of Magic Software Enterprises and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $9.81.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. (NASDAQ: MGIC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $67.07 million.

    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    HC Wainwright set a $10.00 target price on Magic Software Enterprises (NASDAQ:MGIC) in a research note released on Thursday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the software maker’s stock.

Hot Medical Stocks To Own For 2018: EMCORE Corporation(EMKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

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

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This year’s Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list spotlights over 2,000 top-performing advisors across the country who were nominated by their firms — and then researched, interviewed and assigned a ranking within their respective states.

The advisors that are considered have a minimum of seven years of experience.

The ranking, which is developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria and quantitative data. According to Forbes, the algorithm weights factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their practices and approach to working with clients. 

Here are the No. 1-ranked advisors for each state, according to Forbes’ Best-In-State Wealth Advisors. Check out the full lists for each state at Forbes.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Kaman Corporation(KAMN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Kaman Aircraft (NYSE:KAMN) hit a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $67.95 and last traded at $68.00, with a volume of 2807 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $67.07.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Sunoco LP(SUN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    That’s the case for Sunoco (NYSE: SUN). After posting a net loss of $0.09 per share in 2017, the gas station owner is expected to swing to a hefty profit of $2.35 per share in 2018. But of the 14 analysts who follow the company, earnings estimates range as low as $1.22 and as high as $3.35 — so there is a high degree of uncertainty.

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    However, he did rule out the possibility that the company would also roll up its other MLP Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN). He said that “we’re very pleased with what we’re seeing at SUN as far as the growth that they will be directing that MLP into. And as you know, SUN is younger in the IDR life.” Because of that “for the reasonable future, we don’t see that being rolled up.”

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The only segment where earnings declined was the catch-all one labeled “all other,” which houses different investments such as its stake in Sunoco L.P. (NYSE:SUN) and PES, a refining joint venture. PES has struggled due to higher costs, and recently declared bankruptcy. Meanwhile, Energy Transfer’s earnings from Sunoco L.P. declined because that entity sold the bulk of its retail assets and then used that cash to repurchase a portion of Energy Transfer’s investment.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sunoco (NYSE: SUN) and Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sunoco (NYSE:SUN) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The oil and gas company reported ($3.74) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.57 by ($4.31), Briefing.com reports. Sunoco had a return on equity of 17.06% and a net margin of 1.27%. The firm had revenue of $3.75 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted ($0.22) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 33.5% compared to the same quarter last year.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Colony Bankcorp Inc.(CBAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media stories about Colony Bankcorp (NASDAQ:CBAN) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Colony Bankcorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.3992787299045 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc.(LLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $223.00.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    L-3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) missed out on much of the rally enjoyed by other defense contractors over the last year. The reason for the lagging performance was because the company was in the middle of a transformation plan aimed at propelling it into the ranks of those larger rivals. Judging by its first-quarter results, the efforts are already beginning to show results.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: PNM Resources, Inc. (Holding Co.)(PNM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    PNM Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the energy and energy-related businesses in the United States. It operates through Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) and Texas-New Mexico Power Company (TNMP) segments. The PNM segment is primarily involved in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. It generates electricity using coal, natural gas and oil, nuclear fuel, solar, wind, and geothermal energy sources. As of December 31, 2017, this segment had owned or leased facilities with a total net generation capacity of 2,102 megawatts; and owned 3,200 miles of electric transmission lines, 6,063 miles of distribution overhead lines, 5,828 miles of underground distribution lines, and 254 substations. It also owns and leases office and other equipment, office space, vehicles, and real estate. The TNMP segment provides regulated transmission and distribution services. As of December 31, 2017, this segment owned 978 miles of overhead electric transmission lines, 7,111 miles of overhead distribution lines, 1,241 miles of underground distribution lines, and 116 substations. It also owns and leases vehicles, service facilities, and office locations throughout its service territory. The company serves approximately 773,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers, as well as end-users of electricity in New Mexico and Texas. PNM Resources, Inc. was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Globe Specialty Metals Inc.(GSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: TherapeuticsMD, Inc.(TXMD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TherapeuticsMD Inc (NASDAQ:TXMD)’s share price was up 6.4% on Friday . The stock traded as high as $6.07 and last traded at $6.02. Approximately 2,747,655 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 38% from the average daily volume of 1,984,159 shares. The stock had previously closed at $5.66.

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    TherapeuticsMD (Nasdaq: TXMD) is a pharmaceutical company with an exclusive focus on products for women and advanced hormone therapies. Biotech stocks are often a target for short sellers because of the uncertainty around drug development and approvals.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: TTM Technologies, Inc.(TTMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) surged 73.3 percent to $3.90.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares gained 51 percent to $33.1365. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) shares jumped 34 percent to $3.00.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares rose 28.2 percent to $4.51 after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares jumped 27.8 percent to $21.40 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 20.5 percent to $8.920 after climbing 107.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) gained 19.5 percent to $ 5.97. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) rose 18.9 percent to $10.035 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) gained 18.3 percent to $3.0177. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to report Q1 results on May 15.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) rose 18.1 percent to $35.85 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares jumped 16 percent to $30.75 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTMI) gained 13.7 percent to $16.53 after reporting Q1 results.
    Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT) shares surged 12 percent to $40.06 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) rose 11.8 percent to $40.93 following Q1 results.
    Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL) surged 11.2 percent to $27.36. Engility reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) rose 10.7 percent to $19.10 following Q1 results.
    Logitech International S.A. (NASDAQ: LOGI)
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 155.56 percent to close at $5.75 on Thursday.
    Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: INSP) shares gained 56.12 percent to close at $24.98. Inspire Medical went public Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The company issued 6.75 million shares priced at $16 each.
    Presbia PLC (NASDAQ: LENS) shares rose 53.02 percent to close at $3.55.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares rose 46.29 percent to close at $32.11. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) climbed 27.78 percent to close at $5.75.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares gained 26.27 percent to close at $21.15 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares jumped 22.16 percent to close at $4.30 on Thursday after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) rose 20.45 percent to close at $2.65 on Thursday.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) surged 18.36 percent to close at $9.99 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) jumped 17.68 percent to close at $35.74 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) jumped 17.4 percent to close at $5.87. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS) shares rose 17.32 percent to close at $14.90. Coherus BioSciences reported resubmission of BLA for CHS-1701.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares gained 17.17 percent to close at $31.05 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET) gained 16.02 percent to close at $2.68 following Q1 earnings.
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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    This movement has done wonders for the technology sector… Consider this: the widely tracked Technology Select Sector ETF (NYSE: XLK) has returned 223% (more than double the S&P 500) since June 29, 2007 — the release date of the first Apple iPhone, which is arguably when smartphones became broadly adopted.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Biotech stocks had a big day, with theiShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) jumping 2.8%. The broad technology sector slipped, and theTechnology Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLK)lost 0.1%.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Industrials stocks led the way lower today, with the Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEMKT:XLI) falling 1.1%. But tech stocks held up surprisingly well on the heels of yesterday’s losses, with the Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEMKT:XLK) wavering between positive and negative territory before closing down just 0.1%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Energy was the strongest sector thanks to a 3.7% rise in crude oil futures; theSPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSEMKT:XOP) jumped 4.2%.Tech stocks also rebounded, with theTechnology Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLK) gaining 2.5%.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: UNIVERSAL INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC(UVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    As for individual stocks, GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) extended Friday’s gains amid optimism for the action camera and drone specialist’s ongoing turnaround, while shares of Universal Insurance Holdings (NYSE:UVE) rallied on news of the waning storm in Florida.

Top Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018

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First JPMorgan Chase. Then Goldman Sachs. Now, Wells Fargo wants to charge into the biggest asset management battleground, exchange-traded funds.

The San Francisco-based bank’s fund unit is considering launching its first ETF within three to six months, company executives said. Following the success of giants that went before, Wells is beefing up its quant credentials as it prepares to compete for a chunk of the $4.1 trillion ETF pie.

So far, Wells Fargo has launched one factor mutual fund with the help of Analytic. It’s a low-volatility strategy similar to those that dominated the smart beta landscape earlier this year before suffering a deluge of outflows. Since its inception at the end of October, about $26 million has flowed to the product.

Wells Fargo has also toyed with the idea of launching an active ETF. Such securities have been around for over a decade, and, mostly due to high fees, only have about 1 percent of total assets, data compiled by Bloomberg show. The bank is also looking at offering fixed income funds based on factors.

Top Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Lowe’s Companies Inc.(LOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW)is firmly in runner-up territory in the home improvement market. In its battle against Home Depot (NYSE:HD), the retailer comes up short in key metrics including sales growth, profitability, and financial efficiency.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Earnings season is starting to slow down a little bit, although there are still many major companies left to report. Over the next few weeks, NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA), Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD), Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW), Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT), Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) and Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) are just some of the bigger names scheduled to release quarterly results.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was Lowes Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) which traded down about 3% at $85.57. The stocks 52-week range is $70.76 to $108.98. Volume was about 7 million compared to the daily average volume of 7.4 million.

Top Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Speedway Motorsports Inc.(TRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Truckcoin (CURRENCY:TRK) traded 0.1% lower against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 7:00 AM ET on April 18th. One Truckcoin coin can currently be purchased for $0.0019 or 0.00000023 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. Truckcoin has a total market capitalization of $338,505.00 and $362.00 worth of Truckcoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last week, Truckcoin has traded up 33.5% against the US dollar.

Top Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Brown & Brown, Inc.(BRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    BMO also upgraded Arch Capital Group (ACGL), Brown & Brown (BRO), and Travelers (TRV).

    Shares of American International Group have declined 0.4% to $65.60 at 3:36 p.m. today, whileArch Capital Group has gained 2% to $87.90,Brown & Brown has advanced 0.5% to $44.65, andTravelers has risen 1.3% to $120.79.

Top Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: UNIVERSAL INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC(UVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small cap Florida insurance stock Universal Insurance Holdings (NYSE: UVE) has taken a hit with shares downalmost 17%over the past week on predictions that Hurricane Irma would hit Florida albeit sharesrose 8.51%on Friday when it became clear that it would not be as catastrophic as feared:

Top Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Limelight Networks Inc.(LLNW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) got a boost, shooting up 26 percent to $5.17 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) got a boost, shooting up 25 percent to $5.14 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) got a boost, shooting up 23 percent to $5.045 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.

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

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE: TER) fell 10.8 percent to $37.02 in pre-market trading after the company issued downbeat Q2 guidance.
    Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW) fell 9.2 percent to $122.29 in pre-market trading. Edwards Lifesciences reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter, but issued weak earnings guidance for the second quarter.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) fell 8.8 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading after rising 4.13 percent on Tuesday.
    Gold Fields Limited (ADR) (NYSE: GFI) fell 8.6 percent to $3.61 in pre-market trading.
    Natus Medical Incorporated (NASDAQ: BABY) fell 8.2 percent to $32.95 in pre-market trading after the company issued weak forecast for the second quarter.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) shares fell 7.9 percent to $3.50 in pre-market trading after climbing 27.09 percent on Tuesday.
    Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (NYSE: BEDU) shares fell 6.7 percent to $13.58 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Sangamo Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SGMO) fell 5.9 percent to $16.75 in pre-market trading following announcement of a $200 million common stock offering.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) shares fell 5.7 percent to $3.29 in pre-market trading after declining 3.32 percent on Tuesday.
    Euronav NV (NYSE: EURN) fell 4.8 percent to $8.40 in pre-market trading.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) shares fell 4.3 percent to $4.69 in pre-market trading.
    Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc (NASDAQ: GLPI) shares fell 4.1 percent to $32.92 in pre-market trading after the company issued downbeat quarterly results and reported the retirement of CFO William Clifford

Top Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Cedar Fair, L.P.(FUN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of SeaWorld Entertainment mostly underperforming since the IPO and largelymoving sideways for the past 2 1/2 years whileamusement park stocks Six Flags Entertainment Corp (NYSE: SIX) and Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE: FUN) have generally been steady performers for investors:

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    Cramer was bearish on Hertz Global Holdings (HTZ) , General Motors (GM) , Pandora Media (P) , Cedar Fair (FUN) , Quotient Technology (QUOT) and Rite Aid (RAD) .

Hot Medical Stocks To Own Right Now

By Emmanuel Enemchukwu with Hien X. T. Nguyen, Chenxi Liu, and Elizabeth Ren

Typical of REITs, the most compelling investment thesis for a Healthcare REIT like Medical Property Trust (MPW) has usually been the generous dividend payout. The generosity of its dividends not taken for granted, our valuation of MPW makes a case for underpricing. We are convinced that $17.20 per share – at the very least – is a more accurate reflection of the future prospects built into MPW’s fundamentals. At a current price of $12.66, this represents a whopping 36% upside.

Reality has played out rather differently for MPW. The stock price is back to where it was March when the bankruptcy proceedings of Adeptus – one of its biggest tenants – sent investors scampering. The entire Adeptus issue turned out to be overblown – further discussions later – but it also emblematized the challenges of the wider Medical REITs space. Nevertheless, we are convinced that an eventual appreciation is certain.

Hot Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: UNIVERSAL INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC(UVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small cap Florida insurance stock Universal Insurance Holdings (NYSE: UVE) has taken a hit with shares downalmost 17%over the past week on predictions that Hurricane Irma would hit Florida albeit sharesrose 8.51%on Friday when it became clear that it would not be as catastrophic as feared:

Hot Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation(BGFV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS) and Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) have both had a great 2016. As far as stock performance goes, Big 5 is the winner this year. But which company is in better shape for the new year?

Hot Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Virtus Investment Partners Inc.(VRTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Virtus Investment Partners Inc (NASDAQ: VRTS) got a boost, shooting up 19 percent to $111.05 following Q3 results. Virtus Investment posted Q3 earnings of $1.64 per share on revenue of $82.3 million.

Hot Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: GTx Inc.(GTXI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    One biopharmaceutical player that’s rapidly moving within range of triggering a major breakout trade is GTx (GTXI), which is dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of small molecules that selectively target hormone pathways to treat cancer, osteoporosis and bone loss, muscle loss and other serious medical condition. This stock has been hammered by the bears so far in 2013, with shares off sharply by 53%.

    If you look at the chart for GTx, you’ll notice that this stock recently gapped down sharply from over $4 to below $1.50 a share with heavy downside volume. Following that gap down, shares of GTXI have rebounded sharply and started to uptrend, with the stock moving higher from its low of $1.31 to its recent high of $1.96 a share. During that move, shares of GTXI have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of GTXI within range of triggering a major breakout trade.

    Traders should now look for long-biased trades in GTXI if it manages to break out above some near-term overhead resistance at $1.96 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above that level with volume that hits near or above its three-month average action of 1.35 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then GTXI will set up to re-fill some of its previous gap down zone from August that started just above $4 a share. Some possible upside targets if GTXI gets into that gap with volume are $2.50 to $3 a share, or possibly even $3.50 a share.

    Traders can look to buy GTXI off any weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits right below some key near-term support at $1.50 a share. One can also buy GTXI off strength once it takes out $1.96 a share with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point.