Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now

European stocks popped higher Monday, as the choppy political waters in Spain and Italy calmed and as traders took heart from news of potential corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Shares of French bank Societe Generale SA and air carrier Air France-KLM were on the rise on reports of M&A deals in the cards.

How markets are performing

The Stoxx Europe 600 Index
SXXP, +0.54%
was up 0.4% at 388.11. All sectors were moving higher, led by the utility and financial groups. On Friday, the benchmark rose 1%, trimming the loss for the week to 1.1%.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Collectors Universe, Inc.(CLCT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about Collectors Universe (NASDAQ:CLCT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Collectors Universe earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.6176420788428 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Collectors Universe (NASDAQ:CLCT) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Collectors Universe earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.3889072712147 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.(EXPD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Adviser Investments LLC trimmed its holdings in Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD) by 78.8% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 2,550 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 9,500 shares during the period. Adviser Investments LLC’s holdings in Expeditors International of Washington were worth $161,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven research firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have given a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $65.63.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Baird Financial Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD) by 10.3% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 18,771 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,760 shares during the quarter. Baird Financial Group Inc.’s holdings in Expeditors International of Washington were worth $1,372,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Calamos Convertible and High Income Fund(CHY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Calamos Convertible & Hi Income Fund (NASDAQ:CHY) was the target of a large growth in short interest in September. As of September 14th, there was short interest totalling 705,860 shares, a growth of 35.5% from the August 31st total of 521,121 shares. Approximately 1.0% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 212,797 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.3 days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Calamos Convertible & Hi Income Fund (NASDAQ:CHY) declared a monthly dividend on Monday, February 4th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, February 12th will be given a dividend of 0.085 per share by the investment management company on Wednesday, February 20th. This represents a $1.02 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 9.32%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, February 11th.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Daimler AG (DDAIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The recent news that Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd. (OTCPK:GELYF) has taken an approximate 10% share in Daimler AG (OTCPK:DDAIF) has shaken up the market. Geely already owns Volvo (OTCPK:VOLVY) cars and is a growing company investors might like to study carefully. Daimler already has a partnership with major auto manufacturer BAIC Motor Corp. (OTC:BCCMY) and with BYD. The joint venture with BYD has achieved little and this tie-up with Geely is seen as a source of some concern for BYD.

  • [By ]

    Both Tesla Inc.  (TSLA) and Mercedes-Benz (DDAIF) have their own positive catalysts to lean on.

    Tesla arguably makes the best electric cars on the planet right now. They’re reliable, loaded with technology, have excellent performance and safety ratings and are downright sexy.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Mercedes (OTCPK:DDAIF) in South Carolina (will make Sprinter work vans).

    Toyota (TM) and Mazda in Alabama (will make Corolla and a Mazda SUV).

  • [By ]

    As such, the much lower wage cost in China compared to the U.S. must have caught the eyes of Elon Musk. According to Michael Dunne, president of Dunne Automotive, a Hong Kong-based company that facilitates investments between the U.S. and China, the average line worker at a UAW-represented American assembly plant today makes about $29 per hour. In contrast, the hourly pay in China for the same work ranges from $4.20 at Chinese domestic carmakers such as Geely and BYD to $9.00 or so at German multinational automotive corporation Daimler’s (OTCPK:DDAIF) joint-venture assembly plant in Beijing.

  • [By ]

    For the past five years, I have been actively developing the North American and Caribbean energy storage market. In this time, I have accumulated a vast amount of knowledge and a deep understanding of related use cases, technology, supply chain and sales channels. Prior to entering the energy storage markets, I spent another five years with various clean technology start-up organizations. The experience that I harvested during this period included five years with Toronto- based Eguana Technologies (OTCQB:EGTYF), which designs, manufactures and distributes intelligent power electronics and power conversion systems for distributed smart grid and energy storage applications. I also spent two years with sonnen, a privately held Bavaria-based technology and products Innovation Company focused on designing, developing, manufacturing and distributing advanced lithium-based energy storage systems for the residential, small commercial and industrial sectors. Most recently, I worked at Mercedes-Benz Energy, which is a fully owned subsidiary of Daimler AG (OTCPK:DDAIF). The company is responsible for the development and distribution of stationary energy storage under the Mercedes-Benz brand. In Q2 2018, Mercedes-Benz pulled the plug on its efforts in the residential energy storage market, primarily due to a lack of batteries. The company made a strategic decision to focus on the electrification of its automotive fleet and not focus on the stationary energy storage market. It is in my opinion that this is a foolish move, as the energy markets have now crossed paths with the automotive industry.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Select Medical Holdings Corporation(SEM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its holdings in shares of Select Medical Holdings Co. (NYSE:SEM) by 6.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 229,531 shares of the health services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 14,026 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Select Medical were worth $3,960,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Select Medical Holdings Co. (NYSE:SEM) insider Scott A. Romberger sold 5,000 shares of Select Medical stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.63, for a total transaction of $93,150.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 158,485 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,952,575.55. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Highbridge Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Select Medical Holdings Co. (NYSE:SEM) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 166,839 shares of the health services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,878,000. Highbridge Capital Management LLC owned 0.12% of Select Medical at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Select Medical Holdings Co. (NYSE:SEM) Chairman Robert A. Ortenzio sold 21,052 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.52, for a total value of $389,883.04. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now directly owns 6,789,748 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $125,746,132.96. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

  • [By ]

    Cramer was bearish on Oclaro (OCLR) , Stratasys (SSYS) , Washington Prime Group (WPG) and Select Medical Holdings (SEM) .

    No-Huddle Offense 

    In his “No-Huddle Offense” segment, Cramer proclaimed that it’s a fallacy to think that a low price/earnings multiple always means a stock is too cheap. Sometimes, the earnings estimates are simply too high.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd.(PFLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital Ltd (NASDAQ:PFLT) was the target of a significant drop in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 403,044 shares, a drop of 33.4% from the July 13th total of 605,371 shares. Approximately 1.0% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 169,547 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.4 days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sound Income Strategies LLC grew its stake in Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital Ltd (NASDAQ:PFLT) by 12.6% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,043,505 shares of the asset manager’s stock after buying an additional 117,138 shares during the quarter. Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital accounts for about 6.7% of Sound Income Strategies LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 7th biggest holding. Sound Income Strategies LLC owned about 2.69% of Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital worth $13,722,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital Ltd (NASDAQ:PFLT) – Research analysts at SunTrust Banks increased their FY2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital in a report issued on Thursday, February 7th. SunTrust Banks analyst M. Hughes now forecasts that the asset manager will earn $1.21 per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of $1.20. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital’s Q2 2020 earnings at $0.32 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.32 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.27 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

    Get PennantPark Floating Rate alerts:

    PennantPark Floating Rate (PFLT) Plans Monthly Dividend of $0.10 (americanbankingnews.com) PennantPark Floating Rate (PFLT) Stock Rating Upgraded by BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com) PennantPark Floating Rate (PFLT) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Thursday (americanbankingnews.com) ValuEngine Downgrades PennantPark Floating Rate (PFLT) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of PFLT stock opened at $13.43 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $523.03 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.21 and a beta of 0.56. PennantPark Floating Rate has a one year low of $12.00 and a one year high of $14.65.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: DSP Group Inc.(DSPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of DSP Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DSPG) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $15.75.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    DSP Group Inc  (NASDAQ:DSPG)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 04, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    AU Optronics (NYSE: AUO) and DSP Group (NASDAQ:DSPG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, risk and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Needham & Company LLC restated their buy rating on shares of DSP Group (NASDAQ:DSPG) in a report issued on Friday morning. The firm currently has a $15.00 price objective on the semiconductor company’s stock.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Having said that, gold doesn’t fit in to Warren Buffett’s investing philosophy. The central investing principle that has allowed Buffett to build Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) into the massive conglomerate it is today excludes gold and most other assets that are considered to be stores of value.

  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP]

    While it wasn’t the largest move in terms of the dollar amount, one of the biggest surprises in Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) latest 13-F filing was that the company sold nearly three million shares of tech heavyweight Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) during the fourth quarter of 2018.  

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) shareholders undoubtedly noticed that the company repurchased a small amount of stock in the fourth quarter, with purchases at prices as high as $207.17 and as low as $197.30 per Class B share. That activity suggests that at prices around $197 to $207, Warren Buffett views Berkshire Hathaway’s Class B shares as a bargain.

  • [By Natalie Walters]

    Warren Buffett once famously avoided tech stocks because he claimed to not understand them. However, in the past few years, Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A)(NYSE:BRK-B) has made an exception by loading up on Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock. 

  • [By ] Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger are set to answer questions from Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B)(NYSE: BRK-A) shareholders at the company’s annual meeting on Saturday. While I’m not expecting any major surprises, here are four things I’ll be watching for during the Oracle of Omaha’s Q&A session.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Yet sometimes it takes a simple explanation to make it clear exactly how much something matters to a company. Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) CEO Warren Buffett loves to give simple explanations of key concepts to his investors every year in his annual letter to shareholders. This year, one of the things he noted was just how important tax reform was to the insurance giant’s overall results — and the long-term intrinsic value of the company.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: MGE Energy Inc.(MGEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Prudential Financial Inc. reduced its position in MGE Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGEE) by 18.2% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 104,636 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 23,210 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in MGE Energy were worth $5,871,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Danielson (NYSE: CVA) and MGE Energy (NASDAQ:MGEE) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    MGE Energy (NASDAQ:MGEE) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

    Minerva Neurosciences (NASDAQ:NERV) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of MGE Energy (NASDAQ:MGEE) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Friday.

    Separately, ValuEngine cut shares of MGE Energy from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Wednesday, June 6th.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Utility stocks are generally considered conservative investments that reward shareholders over the long term with sizable dividends that grow slowly and steadily over time. With the S&P 500 Index’s yield hovering around 2%, the bar for yield is set pretty low today. That said, investors should think twice before jumping at utilities like UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI), Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO), and MGE Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGEE), which offer little if any yield advantage over an S&P 500 Index fund.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Forward Pharma A/S(FWP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ:FWP) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Thursday morning.

    NASDAQ:FWP opened at $2.49 on Thursday. Forward Pharma A/S has a fifty-two week low of $1.63 and a fifty-two week high of $7.93.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Before we get to our latest pick, here are last week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Sector Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Melinta Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) Healthcare $1.74 104.01%
    Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PTX) Healthcare $0.83 84.40%
    Top Image Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: TISA) Healthcare $0.82 59.85%
    Jason Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: JASN) Healthcare $2.21 58.99%
    Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL) Financial $4.66 51.79%
    Marathon Patent Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MARA) Healthcare $0.52 51.47%
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) Basic Materials $1.53 43.57%
    Dixie Group Inc. (NASDAQ: DXYN) Healthcare $1.40 42.86%
    Trevena Inc. (NASDAQ: TRVN) Services $1.41 39.60%
    Alliance MMA Inc. (NASDAQ: AMMA) Healthcare $4.95 36.18%

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

     

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) fell 15.2 percent to $3.51 in pre-market trading after surging 88.18 percent on Tuesday.
    Pfenex Inc. (NASDAQ: PFNX) shares fell 15 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after the company announced an offering of common stock.
    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRGB) fell 17.6 percent to $47.75 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat results for its first quarter and issued a weak earnings forecast for the second quarter.
    Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) fell 13 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading after reporting weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
    Ardelyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX) shares fell 12.1 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after reporting pricing of public offering of common stock.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) shares fell 9.8 percent to $27.31 in pre-market trading.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) fell 6.5 percent to $6.60 in pre-market trading.
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) shares fell 5.8 percent to $71.02 in pre-market trading. Target reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter, while sales exceeded estimates.
    PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE: PBF) shares fell 5.7 percent to $42.42 in pre-market trading

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