Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Software giant Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) reported its second quarter of fiscal 2019 earnings results on Jan. 30, turning in earnings per share of $1.10 and revenue of $32.47 billion, good for year-over-year growth of 12.3% and 14.6%, respectively. Pretty good numbers for a company as large and established as Microsoft. The company also called for revenue to fall in the range of $29.4 billion and $30.1 billion, nearly hitting the consensus of $29.83 billion at the midpoint of the range. 

Although those distilled numbers tell us that Microsoft’s business keeps marching in the right direction, it’s worth looking at some of management’s commentary on the most recent earnings call to get a better sense of how the business is performing.

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1. Let’s talk gaming

Microsoft’s gaming revenue was up 8% year over year during the second quarter, with revenue from Xbox software and services rising 31% over that same period. Although the gaming business grew more slowly than the overall business did in the quarter, this is still a pretty solid result, especially considering the company, as well as the industry overall, is in the final innings of the current game console cycle. 

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc.(BCRX)

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: BCRX) shares fell on Tuesday after the company announced initial results from its hereditary angioedema (HAE) trial.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:BCRX) rose over 21% last month, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. In the beginning of the month, the company announced the successful sale of 10.4 million shares that raised around $57.5 million in gross proceeds.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Idera Pharmaceuticals shares slid further when management announced an attempt to merge with BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:BCRX) earlier this year. BioCryst shareholders vehemently opposed the merger, which has investors feeling extra skeptical about tilsotolimod’s potential.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Logitech International S.A.(LOGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Macquarie Group Ltd. increased its holdings in Logitech International SA (NASDAQ:LOGI) by 6.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 505,597 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 30,656 shares during the period. Macquarie Group Ltd. owned 0.31% of Logitech International worth $22,273,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Top Image Systems (NASDAQ: LOGI) and Logitech International (NASDAQ:LOGI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) was upgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Logitech (NASDAQ: LOGI) and TransAct Technologies (NASDAQ:TACT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and profitability.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Kenon Holdings Ltd.(KEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Nordic American Tanker (NYSE: NAT) and Kenon (NYSE:KEN) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kenon (NYSE: KEN) and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BIP) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Monday, the utilities shares climbed 0.3 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC), up 6 percent, and Kenon Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: KEN), up 5 percent.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Golden Ocean Group (NASDAQ: GOGL) and Kenon (NYSE:KEN) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Chevron Corporation(CVX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) bid on just two blocks and did not win either bid. Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) bid on 29 blocks and was the high bidder on 24. Chevron’s high bids totaled $36.64 million, nearly 30% of the high bids. Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE: RDS-A) won all 16 bids it made for a total of $22.93 million. Total SA (NYSE: TOT) won 9 of 9 blocks it bid on for a total of $15.11 million. BP plc (NYSE: BP) won 27 of 27 bids with a total of $20.01 million. No other company had high bids of more than $7 million.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) traded up about 1.2%, at $119.39 in a 52-week range of $105.81 to $133.88. As of last night’s close, Chevron shares are trading up about 12.3% over the past year.

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    Higher oil prices haven’t helped large integrated oil companies such as Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX) much, though they did see gains Tuesday with the rest o the market and after a positive note from Bank of America Merrill on Exxon.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: NewMarket Corporation(NEU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on NEU shares. TheStreet raised NewMarket from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. ValuEngine lowered NewMarket from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 2nd.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Neumark (CURRENCY:NEU) traded down 1.5% against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 10:00 AM E.T. on June 8th. In the last seven days, Neumark has traded up 3.6% against the U.S. dollar. One Neumark token can now be purchased for about $0.39 or 0.00005083 BTC on popular exchanges including EtherDelta (ForkDelta), YoBit, Liqui and HitBTC. Neumark has a total market cap of $11.07 million and approximately $118,143.00 worth of Neumark was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Royce & Associates LP increased its position in shares of NewMarket Co. (NYSE:NEU) by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 26,362 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after purchasing an additional 150 shares during the quarter. Royce & Associates LP owned 0.22% of NewMarket worth $10,663,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Plug Power Inc.(PLUG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    On the surface, it appears that hydrogen fuel cell pioneer Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) is cruising through 2018. New supply and customer agreements seem to be paying off, as demonstrated by a record $63.2 million in net revenue generated through the first six months of the year. That’s a 76% leap from the same period of 2017.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Paul Ausick]

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

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Enzymotec Ltd.(ENZY )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Press coverage about Enzymotec (NASDAQ:ENZY) has trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Enzymotec earned a coverage optimism score of 0.36 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 44.1639541610912 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Union Pacific Corporation(UNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas boosted its position in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 15.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 341,835 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 45,802 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Union Pacific were worth $48,431,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the twenty-six ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $148.44.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Financial Advocates Investment Management raised its position in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 52.5% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 9,658 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,323 shares during the quarter. Financial Advocates Investment Management’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $1,299,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Gemmer Asset Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 200.0% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,950 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,300 shares during the period. Gemmer Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $318,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc.(SHOS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.30. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores reported a Q4 loss of $1.46 per share on revenue of $395.77 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) shares surged 20.6 percent to $6.39. WBB Securities upgraded Melinta Therapeutics from Hold to Speculative Buy.
    Shoe Carnival, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCVL) shares climbed 17.2 percent to $30.87 after the company reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) shares rose 15.2 percent to $28.804 after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.
    Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) gained 15 percent to $53.35 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) surged 14.2 percent to $2.625.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) rose 13 percent to $5.12 after gaining 4.86 percent on Thursday.
    Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) gained 12.8 percent to $16.97 after the company posted better-than-expected FQ4 results.
    Loma Negra Compañía Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anónima (NYSE: LOMA) shares rose 12 percent to $12.94.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) shares rose 12 percent to $5.07.
    Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRTX) climbed 11.4 percent to $43.50.
    Zai Lab Limited (NASDAQ: ZLAB) gained 11.3 percent to $24.7000.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 9.7 percent to $19.64.
    Park City Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCYG) climbed 9 percent to $7.90.
    Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) gained 7.9 percent to $38.82 after Citron reversed previously bearish position on the stock.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares jumped 7.3 percent to $3.55.
    Deckers Outdoor Corp (NYSE: DECK) rose 3.5 percent to $107.27 after reporting better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.30. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores reported a Q4 loss of $1.46 per share on revenue of $395.77 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.30. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores reported a Q4 loss of $1.46 per share on revenue of $395.77 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Electronics for Imaging Inc.(EFII)

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