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Top Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019

MedicalResearch.com recently interviewed Waqaas Al-Siddiq, the Founder and CEO of small cap Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) company Biotricity Inc (OTCQB: BTCY), about the future of medical wearables and their interaction with deep data and artificial intelligence (AI). Biotricity itself is specialized in remote monitoring solutions for chronic illnesses who’s platform is comprised of three key components tailored to a variety of diagnostic and post-diagnostic applications:  

An IoT hardware with built-in cellular connectivity. An embedded Real Time Operating System (RTOS). The cloud for analysis and management of both data and devices.

This platform consists of:

Bioflux 1.0 – A high-precision, single-unit mobile cardiac telemetry or MCT device that provides real-time monitoring and transmission of ambulatory patients’ ECG information
Biopatch – An ECG patch that’s in development as an extension of Bioflux. Biopatch will offer an alternative to 3-lead systems and is ideal for patients with less complicated cardiac conditions.

MedicalResearch.com began the interview by noting the incorporation of an EKG monitoring device into Apple watches with Waqaas Al-Siddiq pointing out: 

Top Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Two Harbors Investments Corp(TWO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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    Two Harbors Investment opened at $15.60 on Tuesday, according to Marketbeat Ratings. The company has a market cap of $2.73 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.50 and a beta of 0.30. Two Harbors Investment has a 52 week low of $15.55 and a 52 week high of $15.61. The company has a current ratio of 1.16, a quick ratio of 1.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares gained 86.76 percent to close at $11.00 on Thursday.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares climbed 47.06 percent to close at $7.00 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) jumped 24.92 percent to close at $4.06.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares climbed 23.26 percent to close at $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 24.44 percent to close at $422.50 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) gained 17.75 percent to close at $18.64 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) rose 16.59 percent to close at $12.30 following Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 16.06 percent to close at $15.25.
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares climbed 14.5 percent to close at $121.42 as the company posted reported Q1 beat And raised FY18 outlook.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares gained 13.7 percent to close at $11.04 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 13.21 percent to close at $3.00 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) jumped 13.06 percent to close at $257.40 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    BioTelemetry,
  • [By Logan Wallace]

    HL Financial Services LLC purchased a new position in shares of Two Harbors Investment (NYSE:TWO) during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 53,436 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $821,000.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares shot up 52 percent to $7.235 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares gained 24.2 percent to $21.80 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 22 percent to $2.625 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) jumped 21.3 percent to $411.871 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 17 percent to $3.10 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) rose 15.9 percent to $18.34 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) gained 15.6 percent to $12.20 following Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) surged 14.4 percent to $260.3901 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) gained 13.8 percent to $3.70.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 13.5 percent to $29.815 after reporting strong Q1 results.
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 13.5 percent to $38.30 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 13.1 percent to $10.985 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) shares gained 11.8 percent to $63.59 following Q1 results. California Water Service Group made an offer for SJW.
    Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) climbed 9.8 percent to $278.40 following Q1 results.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS)
  • [By Max Byerly]

    Two Harbors Investment (NYSE: TWO) and Ashford Hospitality Prime (NYSE:AHP) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc.(XHR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Xenia Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:XHR) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Xenia Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:XHR) hit a new 52-week high and low on Thursday . The company traded as low as $25.42 and last traded at $25.23, with a volume of 36149 shares. The stock had previously closed at $25.03.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Xenia Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:XHR) – Jefferies Group issued their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Xenia Hotels & Resorts in a note issued to investors on Thursday, May 31st. Jefferies Group analyst D. Katz forecasts that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $0.62 for the quarter. Jefferies Group has a “Buy” rating and a $29.00 price objective on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Xenia Hotels & Resorts’ Q3 2018 earnings at $0.48 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.46 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $2.06 EPS.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc.(BCLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Jounce Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNCE) fell 32.5 percent to $11.92 in pre-market trading. Jounce Therapeutics reported that data from ongoing ICONIC trial of JTX-2011 will be presented at the ASCO.
    Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ: ACXM) fell 10.7 percent to $24.60 in pre-market trading. Acxiom reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter, but issued weak FY19 guidance.
    American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: APEI) shares fell 10.7 percent to $35 in pre-market trading.
    Enduro Royalty Trust (NYSE: NDRO) shares fell 8.5 percent to $3.25 in pre-market trading after tumbling 10.76 percent on Wednesday.
    NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) fell 8.3 percent to $244.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Aircastle Limited (NYSE: AYR) fell 7.2 percent to $21.30 in pre-market trading after announcing 7.9 million secondary offering of common shares.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) shares fell 5.6 percent to $9.29 in pre-market trading after rising 2.29percent on Wednesday.
    Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: BCLI) shares fell 5.3 percent to $3.93 in pre-market trading after rising 5.60 percent on Wednesday.
    Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) fell 4 percent to $43.40 in pre-market trading. Cisco reported better-than-expected results for its third quarter. The company sees fourth quarter earnings in the range of 68 cents-70 cents with sales growth of 4-6 percent.
    Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) fell 3.2 percent to $88.45 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat results for its second quarter. Comps were down 0.1 percent in the quarter. The company sees third-quarter comps coming in flat to up 1 percent.
    Children's Place, Inc. (

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Axovant Sciences Ltd. (NASDAQ: AXON) shares rose 23.7 percent to $1.49. Axovant announced strengthening of management team and completion of organization restructuring which "enhanced capabilities in research and business development" and reduced internal headcount by 43 percent.
    Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: TUSK) shares jumped 19.8 percent to $37.3148. Mammoth Energy’s subsidiary Cobra signed a new $900 million contract to finish the restoration of critical electrical services and support the initial phase of reconstruction of the electrical utility system in Puerto Rico.
    Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) shares gained 19 percent to $34.0201. Acorn shares rose Friday after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.
    DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) shares surged 19 percent to $2.20.
    My Size, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYSZ) climbed 16.8 percent to $1.18 after the company received a Notice of Allowance from the USPTO for measurement technology patent.
    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) gained 16.6 percent to $2.32.
    Leju Holdings Limited (NYSE: LEJU) gained 16.5 percent to $1.34 following Q1 beat.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16.5 percent to $26.1499. Evolus named Lauren Silvernail as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development.
    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares gained 15 percent to $26.29 after reporting Q1 results.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) shares gained 15 percent to $44.7702 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN) rose 15 percent to $7.075.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) gained 14.4 percent to $2.746.
    American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) climbed 14.2 percent to $101.10 after the company reported upbeat Q4 results.
    Savara Inc. (NAS
  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HQCL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $438.40 million.
    Remark Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.35 per share on revenue of $19.45 million.
    Athenex, Inc. (NYSE: ATNX) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $35.14 million.
    Mazor Robotics Ltd. (NASDAQ: MZOR) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $15.14 million.
    Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: BCLI) is projected to report a quarterly loss at $0.14 per share.
    SuperCom Ltd. (NASDAQ: SPCB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $9.50 million.
    Lonestar Resources US Inc. (NASDAQ: LONE) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $30.68 million.
    Nine Energy Service, Inc. (NASDAQ: NINE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $165.76 million.
    VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ: VEON) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $212.00 million.

     

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BCLI) is scheduled to announce its earnings results before the market opens on Monday, July 23rd.

    Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BCLI) last announced its earnings results on Monday, May 14th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.12) EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.14) by $0.02. On average, analysts expect Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics to post $-1 EPS for the current fiscal year and $-1 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.(JEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bridgewater Associates LP reduced its stake in Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (NYSE:JEC) by 72.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 12,368 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 32,972 shares during the period. Bridgewater Associates LP’s holdings in Jacobs Engineering Group were worth $785,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Prio Wealth Limited Partnership lessened its stake in shares of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (NYSE:JEC) by 2.6% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 6,116 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 163 shares during the period. Prio Wealth Limited Partnership’s holdings in Jacobs Engineering Group were worth $357,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Voya Investment Management LLC cut its position in shares of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (NYSE:JEC) by 57.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 57,502 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 77,987 shares during the quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Jacobs Engineering Group were worth $3,651,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o

Top Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: HCP, Inc.(HCP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    HCP (NYSE:HCP) was downgraded by analysts at Evercore ISI from an in-line rating to an underperform rating.

    Aurubis (ETR:NDA) was given a €90.00 ($104.65) target price by analysts at Nord/LB. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ingalls & Snyder LLC cut its stake in HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) by 18.6% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 8,560 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 1,950 shares during the period. Ingalls & Snyder LLC’s holdings in HCP were worth $221,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    The aging baby boomer generation is set to materially increase demand for senior housing. The question isn’t if but when because the demographic shifts this giant generation will engender are largely unavoidable. Investors looking at the senior housing sector have a number of options to pick from, with two of the biggest names in the space being HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) and Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE:BKD). But what’s the better choice here: the property owner or the facility manager?

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Swiss National Bank decreased its position in shares of HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) by 13.1% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 1,499,221 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 226,400 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank’s holdings in HCP were worth $34,827,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019

"Short Sellers Retreat Amid Rally," ran the headline in the Wall Street Journal.   Curious readers stopped and stared. It was the premise of the headline that arrested them. Who knew that there was even one bear left to give ground at the 100-month mark of the post-2008 levitation?   El toro is the topic at hand. It's a most unusual bull market (we count as one the updrafts in stocks and bonds). An unzestful, low-volume, and low-volatility affair, it seems to belong on a psychiatrist's couch. We write to catalogue its singularities with the purpose of addressing the always pertinent question: What to do with money besides enjoy it?   No. 1 is the zest deficit. Since the S&P 500 Index bottomed at an intraday low of 666.79 on March 6, 2009, the blue chips have appreciated by 271%. The country has grown, too, although – famously – the economic expansion leaves much to be desired. Trailing 12-month earnings for the S&P 500 peaked in the third quarter of 2014, and disappointments abound in the data that purport to measure growth in GDP and productivity.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Crestwood Equity Partners LP(CEQP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Luzich Partners LLC raised its position in shares of Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE:CEQP) by 5.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 581,601 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after acquiring an additional 28,640 shares during the period. Crestwood Equity Partners makes up about 14.6% of Luzich Partners LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 2nd largest position. Luzich Partners LLC’s holdings in Crestwood Equity Partners were worth $14,889,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That’s why I own several high-yield stocks. However, of that group, three currently stand out as having the greatest probability of delivering market-beating returns from here:Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI), Brookfield Property Partners (NASDAQ:BPY), and Crestwood Equity Partners (NYSE:CEQP), Because they’re my highest conviction ideas, I’d buy any one of them right now.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    While Crestwood Equity Partners (NYSE:CEQP) isn’t a well-known name, it should be, especially by income-seeking investors. That’s because the high-yielding master limited partnership (MLP) offers an increasingly compelling combination of current income and future upside backed by strong financial metrics and clearly visible growth prospects. The company’s strong core and upside potential was on full display during the first quarter, which once again showed that this is an excellentincome stock to own for the long haul.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.(LYV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:LYV)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $49.36 and last traded at $48.57, with a volume of 2040289 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $48.69.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Stock No. 5: That leads us to our “L” stock, and L is Live Nation (NYSE:LYV). This is the company that was formed by a merger of Live Nation, the concert venue and rock-star-promoting business that it is. So many musicians, today, of course, make most of their money on tours, since the sale of CDs, you might have noticed, has dropped off a cliff in recent years. Live Nation, then, bought a merger with Ticketmaster, so this is the company that sells you the tickets to come into its venues to watch the entertainment that it’s promoting. It’s a tremendously powerful model.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE:LYV) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    World-leading event organizer and ticker seller Live Nation Entertainment Inc. (NYSE:LYV) reported first-quarter results on Thursday. The company posted 19% top-line growth and 76% higher cash flows, and management is leaning on rock festivals and amphitheater shows to fuel further growth.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Intuit Inc.(INTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Intuit Inc.’s (NASDAQ:INTU) third-quarter earnings release showed a company firing on all cylinders. The financial software company saw a 15% increase in revenue, 12% higher operating income, and 45% growth in Quickbooks Online subscribers on a year-over-year basis. Topping it all off, Intuit raised its guidance for fiscal 2018 full-year revenue, to a 12% to 14% year-over-year increase in the key metric.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    This has major financial institutions issuing warnings ahead of one of the biggest technological shifts in the history of the world.

    The Top Cryptocurrency Stories for Wednesday
    Yesterday, one of Bitcoin’s biggest proponents once again released an extremely bullish outlook on the cryptocurrency. Billionaire investor Tim Draper said Tuesday that “Bitcoin is bigger than the Internet,” and he also said its influence will be even bigger than the Industrial Revolution, the Renaissance, and the Iron Age. The statement comes after he released a recent price target of $250,000 by 2022. Not everyone is buying into Bitcoin’s post-tax season rally. Bill Harris, the former CEO of PayPal Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: PYPL) and Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU), sounded off Tuesday in an op-ed piece titled “Bitcoin Is the Greatest Scam in History.” Harris called the cryptocurrency a “colossal pump-and-dump scheme” that has no precedent on the world stage. Bitcoin proponents immediately took to social media and online blogs to refute Harris’ arguments. Forbes contributor Kyle Torpey vented that Harris’ focus was misguided and took special issue with his claim that “Bitcoin has no value.” The crypto world has identified JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon as public enemy No. 1. Computer security pioneer and cryptocurrency guruJohn McAfeecalled out Dimon for attempting – and failing – to “end crypto.” McAfee lobbed a slew of accusations at the big banker via Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR). Finally, it wouldn’t be another day in the cryptocurrency markets without another unprovoked threat to Bitcoin. The latest comes from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In a recent issue of the MIT Technology Review, writers presented three scenarios that could “destroy Bitcoin.” The scenarios include a “government takeover” of the cryptocurrency, the “tokenization of everything” that involves a massive influx of tokens and makes Bitcoin less valuable, and a mas

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    But the problem with only looking at dividend stocks above a given dividend yield is that there are plenty of high-quality dividend stocks with lower dividend yields, yet faster-growing dividends. Two underrated dividend stocks that investors looking for income may want to consider adding to their portfolios are media giant Walt Disney(NYSE:DIS) and financial software company Intuit(NASDAQ:INTU).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) VP Mark J. Flournoy sold 5,513 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $197.16, for a total transaction of $1,086,943.08. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) has been on a roll this year and hits all the metrics in the technology sector for accounting needs. The company isaprovider of business and financial management solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, financial institutions, consumers and accounting professionals. Products and services include TurboTax, QuickBooks, Quicken, small business financial management and payroll processing, personal finance and tax preparation and filing and online banking services through its Digital Insight acquisition. Intuit also offers products on a software as a service (SaaS) platform across all its business divisions.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) was downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight with a $160 price target (versus a $190.54 close) at First Analysis. Credit Suisse maintained its Outperform rating but raised its target price to $215 from $195.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc.(XHR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Xenia Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:XHR) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Xenia Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:XHR) hit a new 52-week high and low on Thursday . The company traded as low as $25.42 and last traded at $25.23, with a volume of 36149 shares. The stock had previously closed at $25.03.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Chicago Equity Partners LLC reduced its position in shares of Xenia Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:XHR) by 2.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 330,625 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 9,325 shares during the quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC owned 0.31% of Xenia Hotels & Resorts worth $6,520,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    LSV Asset Management lifted its stake in Xenia Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:XHR) by 18.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 4,446,848 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 679,100 shares during the quarter. LSV Asset Management owned approximately 4.16% of Xenia Hotels & Resorts worth $87,691,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Xenia Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:XHR) – Jefferies Group issued their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Xenia Hotels & Resorts in a note issued to investors on Thursday, May 31st. Jefferies Group analyst D. Katz forecasts that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $0.62 for the quarter. Jefferies Group has a “Buy” rating and a $29.00 price objective on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Xenia Hotels & Resorts’ Q3 2018 earnings at $0.48 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.46 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $2.06 EPS.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Orchids Paper Products Company(TIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares rose 35.8 percent to $4.55.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) gained 28.8 percent to $1.04. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares surged 19.1 percent to $33.00 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) gained 14.9 percent to $37.22 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares climbed 14 percent to $17.90 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) climbed 14 percent to $7.12 following strong quarterly results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 13.6 percent to $8.25.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 11.8 percent to $3.34. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) gained 11.6 percent to $40.99 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 11.2 percent to $4.9363.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 10.5 percent to $11.23 after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) rose 10.2 percent to $30.86. Sidoti & Co. upgraded Systemax from Neutral to Buy.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) surged 9.2 percent to $7.13. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares jumped 104.82 percent to close at $14.87 on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) rose 31.25 percent to close at $1.06. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares climbed 27.16 percent to close at $4.26 on Tuesday.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) gained 27.09 percent to close at $3.80. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) surged 17.13 percent to close at $37.95 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $18.21 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares jumped 15.73 percent to close at $7.58 on Tuesday after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares gained 14.62 percent to close at $31.75 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) jumped 12.86 percent to close at $7.37. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) rose 12.8 percent to close at $7.05 following strong quarterly results.
    Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDMO) rose 12.72 percent to close at $3.81.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) gained 12.61 percent to close at $5.00.
    Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBLN) rose 12.39 percent to close at $3.72.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares climbed 11.88 percent to close at $7
  • [By Lisa Levin]

      

    Clearside Biomedical, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLSD) shares declined 32.19 percent to close at $9.86 on Thursday. Clearside Biomedical disclosed that its Phase 2 trial of CLS-TA met primary and secondary endpoints met in 6-month trial.
    scPharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SCPH) shares dipped 30.1 percent to close at $9.94 on Thursday after the FDA identified deficiencies in the company’s New Drug Application for FUROSCIX. However, the FDA letter did not specify deficiencies identified and notification does not reflect final decision on information under review.
    Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA) fell 24.08 percent to close at $1.86. Euroseas announced completion of the spin-off of its drybulk fleet into EuroDry Ltd.
    Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ: GLNG) fell 25.09 percent to close at $25.98 following Q1 results.
    Oragenics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OGEN) shares dropped 25 percent to close at $1.50 on Thursday.
    Guess', Inc. (NYSE: GES) dropped 19.44 percent to close at $19.60 following Q1 results.
    Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMD) dropped 15.94 percent to close at $109.09 on Thursday following FQ3 results.
    Fusion Connect, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) shares fell 15.55 percent to close at $3.91.
    Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) dropped 14.44 percent to close at $8.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) shares declined 14.28 percent to close at $82.59 after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and lowered its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ: TITN) dropped 13.94 percent to close at $18.09 after reporting Q1 results.
    Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CODX) declined 13.17 percent to close at $2.90 after declining 5.65 percent on Wednesday.
    Concordia International Corp. (NASDAQ: CXRX) fell 12.89 percent to close at $0.2440 after the company announced that it would be delisted from the Nasdaq.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) slipped 12.46 percent

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ingles Markets Incorporated(IMKTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    But over the past five years, the industry has been turned upside down by changes in business models, a focus on delivery, and mass consolidation. While the dust is far from settled, here are 10 of the largest publicly traded grocers you can buy stock in.

    Company Market Cap Stores Regions Chains
    Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) $780 billion 500 USA Whole Foods
    Walmart (NYSE:WMT) $250 billion 11,700 Worldwide Walmart
    Costco (NASDAQ:COST) $86 billion 750 USA Costco
    Kroger (NYSE:KR) $21 billion 2,800 USA Kroger, Roundy’s, Ralph’s, Food 4 Less
    Sprouts (NASDAQ: SFM) $3 billion 300 Western and Southern U.S. Sprouts Farmer’s Market
    Weis Market (NYSE: WMK) $1.3 billion 200 Mid-Atlantic U.S. Weis Market
    SUPERVALU(NYSE: SVU) $630 million 100 Midwestern U.S. Cub Foods, Shopper’s Food, Hornbacher
    Ingles Market(NASDAQ: IMKTA) $580 million 200 Southeastern U.S. Ingles Market, Sav-Mor
    Smart & Final(NYSE: SFS) $360 million 350 Western U.S. Smart & Final, Cash & Carry
    Natural Grocers (NYSE: NGVC) $230 million 150 Western U.S. Natural Grocers

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance, company websites.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News articles about Ingles Markets (NASDAQ:IMKTA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ingles Markets earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.3498595843486 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Ingles Markets (NASDAQ:IMKTA) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report report published on Wednesday.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019

Overall, stocks did well on Monday, and the Dow climbed 90 points even as other major benchmarks posted similar or slightly larger percentage gains. Market participants seemed to be heartened by President Trump’s performance on the first overseas visit of his administration over the weekend, and most investors were content to wait for clearer gauges of whether the U.S. economy is still as healthy as it has been in recent years.

Yet some stocks didn’t participate in the rally, instead contending with negative news of their own. Zoe’s Kitchen (NYSE:ZOES), GOL Lineas Aereas Inteligentes (NYSE:GOL), and Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRPT) 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.

Image source: Zoe’s Kitchen.

Zoe’s gets a bad review

Shares of Zoe’s Kitchen fell more than 8% after getting a downgrade. Analysts at Baird cut their rating on the restaurant-chain stock from outperform to neutral, and they reduced their price target by 20% to $20 per share. The analysts pointed out that Zoe’s is likely to have to deal with higher ingredient costs for its menu items, and that could put pressure on the company’s earnings when Zoe’s reports its first-quarter results later this week. Tough conditions in the restaurant industry have already weighed on the company, and Zoe’s shares are at their worst levels in its short history as a public company. Without a quick turnaround, it could be difficult for Zoe’s Kitchen to regain investors’ confidence going forward.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc.(ATRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Danny Vena, George Budwell, and Daniel Miller]

    With that in mind, we asked three Motley Fool contributors to identify growth stocks with intriguing potential that might not be on the radar of most investors. They pickedShopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP), Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRA), and Criteo S.A. (NASDAQ:CRTO).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Atara Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ:ATRA) had its price target decreased by Citigroup from $25.00 to $23.00 in a report released on Monday. Citigroup currently has a sell rating on the biotechnology company’s stock.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Atara Biotherapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATRA) shares surged on Friday after the firm announced that it received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate two Phase 3 clinical studies. Specifically these mid-stage studies deal with tabelecleucel in patients with rituximab-refractory Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) associated post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (EBV+PTLD).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Atara Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ:ATRA) Director Matthew K. Fust sold 12,286 shares of Atara Biotherapeutics stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.57, for a total value of $535,301.02. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 19,820 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $863,557.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By George Budwell]

    With this theme in mind, I think investors shouldn’t shy away from buying shares of either Atara Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ:ATRA) or CRISPR Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CRSP)right now — even though both of these biotech stocks are currently trading close to their all-time highs. Here’s why.

  • [By Jason Hall, George Budwell, and Chuck Saletta]

    In order to help you get started, we asked three real-world investors who also write for The Motley Fool to put forth their best “buy now” growth stock ideas, and they came up with high-growth home builderLGI Homes Inc(NASDAQ:LGIH),return-to-growth restaurant chainChipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.(NYSE:CMG), and upstart immunotherapy developerAtara BioTherapeutics Inc(NASDAQ:ATRA).

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Orchid Island Capital, Inc.(ORC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Orchid Island Capital Inc. (NYSE: ORC) fell about 9.7% to post a new 52-week low of $7.85 Thursday after closing at $8.69 on Wednesday. The 52-week high is $12.60. Volume of about 5.2 million was nearly 5 times the daily average of around 1.1 million. The company lowered its monthly dividend by 3 cents last night.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Qualstar Corporation(QBAK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Qualstar (NASDAQ:QBAK) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Qualstar earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the electronics maker an impact score of 45.8526636437463 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.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc.(XHR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Xenia Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:XHR) – Jefferies Group issued their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Xenia Hotels & Resorts in a note issued to investors on Thursday, May 31st. Jefferies Group analyst D. Katz forecasts that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $0.62 for the quarter. Jefferies Group has a “Buy” rating and a $29.00 price objective on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Xenia Hotels & Resorts’ Q3 2018 earnings at $0.48 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.46 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $2.06 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    LSV Asset Management lifted its stake in Xenia Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:XHR) by 18.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 4,446,848 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 679,100 shares during the quarter. LSV Asset Management owned approximately 4.16% of Xenia Hotels & Resorts worth $87,691,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Xenia Hotels & Resorts (XHR)

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Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Merit Medical Systems Inc.(MMSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Merit Medical Systems (MMSI)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen brokerages that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Thirteen research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $52.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI) by 5.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 412,344 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after buying an additional 20,334 shares during the quarter. Merit Medical Systems comprises approximately 1.9% of Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 4th largest position. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. owned 0.82% of Merit Medical Systems worth $18,699,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Merit Medical Systems (MMSI)

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

      

    Clearside Biomedical, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLSD) shares declined 32.19 percent to close at $9.86 on Thursday. Clearside Biomedical disclosed that its Phase 2 trial of CLS-TA met primary and secondary endpoints met in 6-month trial.
    scPharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SCPH) shares dipped 30.1 percent to close at $9.94 on Thursday after the FDA identified deficiencies in the company’s New Drug Application for FUROSCIX. However, the FDA letter did not specify deficiencies identified and notification does not reflect final decision on information under review.
    Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA) fell 24.08 percent to close at $1.86. Euroseas announced completion of the spin-off of its drybulk fleet into EuroDry Ltd.
    Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ: GLNG) fell 25.09 percent to close at $25.98 following Q1 results.
    Oragenics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OGEN) shares dropped 25 percent to close at $1.50 on Thursday.
    Guess', Inc. (NYSE: GES) dropped 19.44 percent to close at $19.60 following Q1 results.
    Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMD) dropped 15.94 percent to close at $109.09 on Thursday following FQ3 results.
    Fusion Connect, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) shares fell 15.55 percent to close at $3.91.
    Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) dropped 14.44 percent to close at $8.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) shares declined 14.28 percent to close at $82.59 after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and lowered its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ: TITN) dropped 13.94 percent to close at $18.09 after reporting Q1 results.
    Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CODX) declined 13.17 percent to close at $2.90 after declining 5.65 percent on Wednesday.
    Concordia International Corp. (NASDAQ: CXRX) fell 12.89 percent to close at $0.2440 after the company announced that it would be delisted from the Nasdaq.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) slipped 12.46 percent

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Amtech Systems Inc.(ASYS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares rose 90.9 percent to $2.52. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 58.4 percent to $1.9005 after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares climbed 23.2 percent to $37.5370 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) rose 21.9 percent to $1.17 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) jumped 18.8 percent to $4.87. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 17.2 percent to $49.45 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) jumped 16.2 percent to $7.96. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) rose 15.5 percent to $5.6011.
    InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE: NSPR) gained 13.3 percent to $1.36 following PR announcing sustained benefit of CGuard EPS.
    Immutep Limited (NASDAQ: IMMP) shares climbed 13.2 percent to $2.7724 after the company reported new data from its ongoing TACTI-mel Phase I trial, which evaluated the combination of eftilagimod alpha, its lead compound, with Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK)'s Keytruda in unresectable or metastatic melanoma patients, who have had a suboptimal response or had disease progression with keytruda monotherapy..
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) rose 12.2 percent to $21.20 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 12.1 percent to
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 66.67 percent to close at $2.00 on Wednesday after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares jumped 49.24 percent to close at $1.97 on Wednesday. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) rose 34.45 percent to close at $9.21. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares rose 25.82 percent to close at $38.35 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) rose 24.15 percent to close at $5.09. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) jumped 23.3 percent to close at $5.98 on Wednesday.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) gained 22.92 percent to close at $1.18 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD) rose 21.95 percent to close at $4.00.
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) gained 21.4 percent to close at $22.92 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) rose 17.14 percent to close at $5.40.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 16.59 percent to close at $49.20 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP) climbed 15.61 percent to close at $8.22. Oramed Pharma disclosed that its patent has been allowed in the US for oral administration of proteins.
    Dorian LPG Ltd. (NYSE: LPG) rose 14.89 percent to close at $8.41. Dorian LPG confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal fr
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised Amtech Systems from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday, April 16th. One investment analyst has 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 a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $14.88.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brooks Automation (NASDAQ: BRKS) and Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Royal Gold Inc.(RGLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Although gold streaming is something of a niche in the precious metals market, the largest competitors have been in the business since the 1980s,while new entrants are showing up as well (including hedge funds, private equity, and pension funds). Most investors, however, should probably stick with the largest, easiest to trade, and longest-tenured companies for now. Here are the top five.

    Company Market Cap Dividend Yield

    Franco-Nevada (NYSE:FNV) $13 billion 1.3%
    Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE:WPM) $9 billion 1.7%
    Royal Gold (NASDAQ:RGLD) $6 billion 1.2%
    Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. $1.6 billion 1.6%
    Sandstorm Gold Ltd. $800 million N/A

    Franco-Nevada

    The largest streaming company by market cap is Franco-Nevada. As noted above, it has investments in nearly 300 mines, 50 of which are producing. However, it has taken diversification further than its peers by investing in around 80 oil and natural gas assets (57 producing), following the same basic business model. It’s not as pure a play on metals, but if you are looking for diversification, that non-precious-metals exposure is an interesting addition to the mix. That said, gold provides roughly 70% of its revenue, with silver at 15%, and oil and gas at just 7% (the rest is, effectively, “other”), meaning that gold is still the big driver of performance here. The company has increased its dividend annually for 10 consecutive years.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    This, however, is where streaming company Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE:WPM)and its peers Royal Gold (NASDAQ:RGLD) and Franco-Nevada (NYSE:FNV)come into play. Streaming companies provide cash up front to miners for the right to buy gold and silver in the future at reduced rates. Often miners use the money to build new mines. Wheaton provided $625 million in cash to Barrick for the development of Pascua-Lama. That is just one of 10 development projects in which Wheaton has invested. Its portfolio also contains 17 operating mines.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    That’s not exactly great historical company. That also explains why gold fever is spreading among investors again, as it inevitably does when economic conversations turn gloomy. I think it’s better to buy and hold stocks for the long haul, but for those considering buying gold directly, I’d encourage a different strategy. That is, buying the best gold stock instead: streaming company Royal Gold (NASDAQ:RGLD).

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Precious metals streaming and royalty company Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD) used the commodity downturn to materially increase its production of gold and silver. The increased production, coupled with improving gold prices, led to a massive 56% increase in cash flow between fiscal 2016 and 2017. But higher gold prices have changed the opportunity set and led Royal Gold to focus on preparing for a new growth phase.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Gold streaming company Franco-Nevada Corporation (NYSE:FNV) offers investors a unique way to gain exposure to precious metals, but when you compare it to peers Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD) and Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (NYSE:WPM)it looks relatively expensive. That said, if you are looking to gold for diversification you might still find that Franco-Nevada Corporation stock is a buy.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Royal Gold, Inc (NASDAQ:RGLD) (TSE:RGL) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 30th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Friday, July 6th will be paid a dividend of 0.25 per share by the basic materials company on Friday, July 20th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.11%.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Devon Energy Corporation(DVN)

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    As things stand right now, analysts anticipate that at least some Iranian oil will come off the market as a result of the sanctions. That lost output would further tighten an oil market that suddenly has little margin for error thanks to red-hot demand and tame supply growth. That’s the recipe for higher oil prices and could make top-tier U.S. oil stocks Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), and ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) big winners in the coming years.

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    As expected, EOG Resources’ U.S. oil output came in above the midpoint of its forecast and was up 15% year over year. Fueling that high-end result were the many wells EOG completed across its vast shale portfolio. The company completed 70 wells in the Delaware Basin during the quarter, with several producing more than 2,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (BOE/D) in their first month. While the company didn’t match Devon Energy’s (NYSE:DVN) record-smashing 24,000 BOE/D two-well gusher, its wells were highly productive and generated excellent returns.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    As things stand right now, analysts anticipate that at least some Iranian oil will come off the market as a result of the sanctions. That lost output would further tighten an oil market that suddenly has little margin for error thanks to red-hot demand and tame supply growth. That’s the recipe for higher oil prices and could make top-tier U.S. oil stocks Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), and ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) big winners in the coming years.

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    NYSE:DVN traded down $1.11 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $40.58. The company had a trading volume of 6,948,699 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,939,727. The stock has a market cap of $21.24 billion, a P/E ratio of 64.41, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.37 and a beta of 2.16. Devon Energy has a 52 week low of $28.79 and a 52 week high of $45.16. The company has a quick ratio of 1.04, a current ratio of 1.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Illinois Tool Works Inc.(ITW)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Clinton Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) by 923.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 27,009 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 24,370 shares during the quarter. Clinton Group Inc.’s holdings in Illinois Tool Works were worth $3,742,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    Matador Resources (NYSE: MTDR) and SandRidge Mississippian Trust II (NYSE:SDR) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and profitability.

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New York, NY, based Investment company MSDC Management, L.P. buys Egalet Corp, Intra-Cellular Therapies Inc, Nabriva Therapeutics AG, Nabriva Therapeutics AG, sells Altaba Inc, Nexstar Media Group Inc, Cedar Fair LP, US Foods Holding Corp, Vistra Energy Corp during the 3-months ended 2017-09-30, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, MSDC Management, L.P.. As of 2017-09-30, MSDC Management, L.P. owns 34 stocks with a total value of $3.4 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: EGLT, ITCI, NBRV, NBRV, Added Positions: APO, Reduced Positions: AABA, NXST, FUN, QSR, HRG, MIC, SSNC, Sold Out: USFD, VST, NYRT, CDZI, KRNT, VRTV, NEOS,

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These are the top 5 holdings of MSDC Management, L.P.SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) – 8,440,000 shares, 61.9% of the total portfolio. SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) – 800,000 shares, 5.87% of the total portfolio. Macquarie Infrastructure Corp (MIC) – 2,162,991 shares, 4.56% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 6.23%Altaba Inc (AABA) – 2,338,587 shares, 4.52% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 47.78%SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc (SSNC) – 2,670,208 shares, 3.13% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 6.25%New Purchase: Egalet Corp (EGLT)

MSDC Management, L.P. initiated holdings in Egalet Corp. The purchase prices were between $1.02 and $2.54, with an estimated average price of $1.35. The stock is now traded at around $1.20. The impact to the portfolio due to this purchase was 0.04%. The holdings were 1,060,100 shares as of 2017-09-30.

Hot Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: National HealthCare Corporation(NHC)

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    Shares of Nobilis Health (NYSEAMERICAN:HLTH) (TSE:NHC) traded down 15.6% during mid-day trading on Tuesday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The company traded as low as $1.35 and last traded at $1.35. 1,239,040 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 331% from the average session volume of 287,252 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.60.

Hot Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc.(XHR)

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    Chicago Equity Partners LLC reduced its position in shares of Xenia Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:XHR) by 2.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 330,625 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 9,325 shares during the quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC owned 0.31% of Xenia Hotels & Resorts worth $6,520,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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    LSV Asset Management lifted its stake in Xenia Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:XHR) by 18.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 4,446,848 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 679,100 shares during the quarter. LSV Asset Management owned approximately 4.16% of Xenia Hotels & Resorts worth $87,691,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Xenia Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:XHR) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability and valuation.

Hot Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: CIRCOR International, Inc.(CIR)

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    Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    CIRCOR International, Inc. Forecasted to Earn Q2 2018 Earnings of $0.50 Per Share (CIR) (americanbankingnews.com) CIRCOR Mexico Earns API Certifications for Quality Management (finance.yahoo.com) SunTrust Banks Research Analysts Boost Earnings Estimates for CIRCOR International, Inc. (CIR) (americanbankingnews.com) CIRCOR International (CIR) Lowered to Strong Sell at ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com) CIRCOR International (CIR) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of research firms have issued reports on CIR. ValuEngine downgraded CIRCOR International from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded CIRCOR International from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, May 1st. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and set a $56.00 price target on shares of CIRCOR International in a report on Friday, March 2nd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 price target (down from $61.00) on shares of CIRCOR International in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $57.50.

Contrasting Xenia Hotels & Resorts (XHR) & MGM Resorts International (MGM)

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Xenia Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:XHR) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for MGM Resorts International and Xenia Hotels & Resorts, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MGM Resorts International 0 3 10 0 2.77
Xenia Hotels & Resorts 0 2 3 0 2.60

MGM Resorts International presently has a consensus target price of $38.08, indicating a potential upside of 17.99%. Xenia Hotels & Resorts has a consensus target price of $21.60, indicating a potential downside of 7.77%. Given MGM Resorts International’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe MGM Resorts International is more favorable than Xenia Hotels & Resorts.

Profitability

This table compares MGM Resorts International and Xenia Hotels & Resorts’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MGM Resorts International 17.88% 5.45% 2.05%
Xenia Hotels & Resorts 14.77% 8.80% 4.78%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

83.9% of MGM Resorts International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.0% of Xenia Hotels & Resorts shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.2% of MGM Resorts International shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Xenia Hotels & Resorts shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares MGM Resorts International and Xenia Hotels & Resorts’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MGM Resorts International $10.77 billion 1.68 $1.96 billion $1.02 31.85
Xenia Hotels & Resorts $945.28 million 2.65 $98.86 million $2.06 11.37

MGM Resorts International has higher revenue and earnings than Xenia Hotels & Resorts. Xenia Hotels & Resorts is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than MGM Resorts International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk & Volatility

MGM Resorts International has a beta of 1.41, meaning that its share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Xenia Hotels & Resorts has a beta of 0.85, meaning that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

MGM Resorts International pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Xenia Hotels & Resorts pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. MGM Resorts International pays out 47.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Xenia Hotels & Resorts pays out 53.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Xenia Hotels & Resorts has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years. Xenia Hotels & Resorts is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Summary

MGM Resorts International beats Xenia Hotels & Resorts on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

MGM Resorts International Company Profile

MGM Resorts International, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates integrated casino, hotel, and entertainment resorts in the United States and China. The company operates through two segments, Domestic Resorts and MGM China. Its casino resorts offer gaming, hotel, convention, dining, entertainment, retail, and other resort amenities. Its casino operations include various slots, table games, and race and sports book wagering. The company operates 14 resorts in the United States; and MGM Macau resort and casino in China, as well as develops an integrated casino, hotel, and entertainment resort on the Cotai Strip, Macau. The company also owns and operates Shadow Creek golf course, Primm Valley Golf Club, and Fallen Oak golf course. The company serves premium gaming customers; leisure and wholesale travel customers; business travelers; and group customers, including conventions, trade associations, and small meetings. The company was formerly known as MGM MIRAGE and changed its name to MGM Resorts International in June 2010. MGM Resorts International was founded in 1986 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Xenia Hotels & Resorts Company Profile

Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a self-advised and self-administered REIT that invests primarily in premium full service and lifestyle hotels, with a focus on the top 25 U.S. lodging markets as well as key leisure destinations in the United States. The Company owns 39 hotels, including 37 wholly owned hotels, comprising 11,497 rooms, across 18 states and the District of Columbia. Xenia's hotels are primarily in the luxury and upper upscale segments, and operated and/or licensed by industry leaders such as Marriott, Hyatt, Kimpton, Aston, Fairmont, Hilton, and Loews, as well as leading independent management companies including Sage Hospitality, The Kessler Collection, Urgo Hotels & Resorts, and Davidson Hotels & Resorts. For more information on Xenia's business, refer to the Company website at www.xeniareit.com.