If small-company stocks offer the chance to get into businesses on the ground floor, and big blue chips offer world-beating stability, what do shares of midsize companies bring to the table? Historically, superior returns. Since 1980, the Russell Midcap index, which tracks U.S. stocks with $934 million to $34 billion in market capitalization (stock price times shares outstanding), returned 12.9% per year, on averageahead of the large-cap Standard & Poors 500-stock index (11.7%) and the small-cap Russell 2000 index (11%).
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Patrick Dunkerley, who comanages the Scout Mid Cap Fund (UMBMX), describes mid caps as a market sweet spot, offering more stability than small companies (thanks to, among other things, more-seasoned executives) and better growth potential than large firms. The fund, which holds 142 stocks, aims to eclipse the long-term performance of the Russell Midcap index.
Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: National Fuel Gas Company(NFG)
- [By Lee Jackson]
These companies also reported insider selling last week: National Fuel Gas Co. (NYSE: NFG), Prologis Inc. (NYSE: PLD), Realty Income Corp. (NYSE: O), Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA) and Versartis Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAR).
Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (OPHLF)
- [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]
Merck could achieve a consistent advantage versus BMS in treatment of 1L NSCLC. There is a precise crossroad that will determine the future of these two companies in this field: the question of whether or not Keytruda will be approved in May. Both the market and investors believe that it will indeed gain approval and BMS’s stock is already paying for that. In the short term, the repercussions will be the contractions in the sales of Opdivo in 2L and a bigger obstacle for Opdivo+Yervoy in 1L. But the BMS’s combo can catch up, thanks to a bigger efficacy, as I will explain in a future article. Meanwhile, a recent trial established that Merck has to pay BMS $625M plus royalties, as it infringed BMS’s intellectual property related to the use of anti-PD1 antibodies. The royalties will be 6.5% for sales between January 2017 and the end of 2023, followed by a 2.5% rate for the period from January 2024 to the end of 2026. Bristol-Myers Squibb will share the money by giving a quarter of the amount to the Japanese Ono Pharmaceutical (OTC:OPHLF), the company which had discovered Opdivo.
Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Trs ETF (ZROZ)
- [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]
Investors with a taste more rate-sensitive bond ETF may want to consider the PIMCO 25 Yr Zro Cupn US Ty Inx Fd ETF (NYSE: ZROZ) and the Vanguard Extended Duration ETF (NYSE: EDV).
Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd.(PME)
- [By Rich Smith]
Shares of Chinese fishing company Pingtan Marine Enterprise (NASDAQ:PME) collapsed on Wednesday, closing the day down more than 28.2%.
The selling appears to have been initiated in response to an incendiary reportpublished earlier today by short-seller “Aurelius Value.” Among other things, this report alleged that Pingtan:
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HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc (NASDAQ: HTGM) rose 63.6 percent to $3.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it has obtained CE marking in the EU for HTG EdgeSeq ALKPlus Assay.
Sunshine Heart Inc (NASDAQ: SSH) rose 20.3 percent to $2.61 in pre-market trading after the company issued a business update regarding execution of its strategic growth plan.
bebe stores, inc. (NASDAQ: BEBE) shares rose 11.1 percent to $4.29 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it is exploring strategic alternatives.
Cancer Genetics Inc (NASDAQ: CGIX) rose 10.3 percent to $3.20 in pre-market trading after the company posted a narrower-than-expected quarterly loss.
Five Below Inc (NASDAQ: FIVE) rose 8.8 percent to $41.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
FireEye Inc (NASDAQ: FEYE) rose 8 percent to $12.40 in pre-market trading. Goldman Sachs upgraded FireEye from Sell to Buy.
PVH Corp (NYSE: PVH) shares rose 7.4 percent to $97.60 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter and issued a strong earnings forecast.
Bitauto Hldg Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: BITA) shares rose 7 percent to $26.00 in pre-market trading after dropping 1.30 percent on Wednesday.
Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd (NASDAQ: PME) rose 6.6 percent to $4.50 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.48 pe
- [By Rich Smith]
Shares of Chinese fishing company Pingtan Marine Enterprise (NASDAQ:PME) collapsed on Wednesday, closing the day down more than 28.2%. On Thursday, they fell a further 11.9% before recovering to close down only 3.4%.
Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Iridium Communications Inc(IRDM)
- [By Jim Robertson]
Trump’s proposal to spin off air traffic control from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) bodes well for small cap satellite stock Iridium Communications (NASDAQ: IRDM), but theres a bigger opportunity for the Company in theInternet of Things (IoT) space. Technology company Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) is already a leading candidate to supply the FAA with real-time aircraft tracking data in partnership with Iridium Communications with the latter having a joint venture that has partnered with air traffic control authorities in Canada, Italy, Ireland and Denmark to provide air traffic surveillance (in cooperation with Harris).
- [By Peter Graham]
Small cap satellite stock Iridium Communications (NASDAQ: IRDM) reportedQ2 2017 earnings before the market opened on Thursday with results beating expectations. Total revenueincreased 2% to $111.6 million which consisted of $86.6 million of service revenue and $25.0 million of revenue related to equipment sales and engineering and support projects.Service revenue, which represents primarily recurring revenue from Iridium’s growing subscriber base, grew 4% and was 78% of total revenue. The Company ended the quarter with 913,000 total billable subscribers, which compares to 823,000 for the year-ago period and is up from 869,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2017.Total billable subscribers grew 11% year-over-year, driven by growth in M2M and government customers. Net income was $24.8 million versus $26.9 million for the second quarter of 2016. The CEO commented:
Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Senior Housing Properties Trust(SNH)
- [By Matthew Frankel]
Healthcare real estate is just as defensive of an investment as net-lease retail, and has even more growth potential in the years ahead. One beaten-down healthcare REIT that I have my eye on in 2017 is Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH).
Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Newcastle Investment Corporation(NCT)
- [By Lee Jackson]
Newcastle Investment Corp. (NYSE: NCT) also had a director buying shares this past week. Wesley Edens picked up1 million shares of the stock at a price of $4.37. The total for the trade was posted at $4,370,000. The consensus price target for the stock is $4.50.The company invests in and manages real estate related and other investments. Its stock ended the weekat $4.31.
- [By Jim Robertson]
Today, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shortingsmall cap debt and golf course REITNewcastle Investment Corp (NYSE: NCT):
this isn’t apt to become a huge winner, but it’s a high-odds winner.
Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Delcath Systems Inc.(DCTH)
- [By Money Morning News Team]
If you’re looking for proof of just how explosively profitable penny stocks are, Delcath Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: DCTH) is a perfect piece of evidence. This company saw its stock price surge from $0.02 on June 1 to $0.19 on June 26. That marked a stunning 850% gain, which happened after the company announced phase 2 trial data for its cancer drug Melphalan would be released.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Delcath Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: DCTH) dropped nearly 44% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $0.46 after closing Thursday at $0.82. The 52-week high is $8.80. Volume of around 4.5 million was more than 20 times the daily average of around 280,000 shares traded. The company had no specific news.
Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: AFC Enterprises Inc.(AFCE)
- [By AnnaLisa Kraft]
AFC Enterprises (NASDAQ: AFCE ) , which owns the Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen quick- serve chain, once an undiscovered gem, has now soared 66% over the last year.
Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: RAIT Financial Trust(RAS)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of RAIT Financial Trust (NYSE: RAS) were down 9 percent to $1.09. FBR Capital downgraded RAIT Financial Trust from Buy to Neutral.
Rave Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: RAVE) was down, falling around 18 percent to $1.65. RAVE Restaurant reported a $5 million equity rights offering.