Top 10 Stocks For 2019

Hilton Food Group (LON:HFG)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by Peel Hunt in a report released on Tuesday.

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Numis Securities cut shares of Hilton Food Group to an “add” rating in a report on Thursday, July 19th. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Hilton Food Group in a report on Wednesday, May 23rd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 898 ($11.70).

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Shares of HFG stock opened at GBX 1,010 ($13.16) on Tuesday. Hilton Food Group has a 1 year low of GBX 620 ($8.08) and a 1 year high of GBX 900 ($11.72).

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Edge Therapeutics, Inc.(EDGE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Edge Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: EDGE) dropped 92.6% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $1.15. Shares closed at $15.59 on Tuesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $17.77. Volume was nearly 300 times the daily average of around 160,000 shares. The company ended a trial after reporting poor results.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Edge Therapeutics (NASDAQ:EDGE) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media headlines about Edge Therapeutics (NASDAQ:EDGE) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news 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. Edge Therapeutics earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 42.6657723226264 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Edge Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: EDGE) dropped 14.5% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $1.12. Shares closed at $1.31 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $17.77. Volume was nearly 20 times the daily average of around 700,000 shares. The company on Wednesday ended a trial after reporting poor results and shares fell more than 90% on the news.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Edge Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:EDGE) shares were down 6.8% on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $1.07 and last traded at $1.10. Approximately 1,087,000 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 7% from the average daily volume of 1,164,140 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.18.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Macy's Inc(M)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) announced a big investment in cannabis producer Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC), and Macy’s (NYSE:M) reported second-quarter results.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    A lot has changed since then, however. J.C. Penney badly underperformed its own comparable sales target in the second half of 2016, as comparable sales fell instead of hitting the 3-4% mark the company had projected. Its peers continued to struggle — Macy’s (NYSE:M), Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS), and Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) all reported declining comps in the fourth quarter, and Macy’s said last year it would close 100 stores.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) will share its most recent quarterly earnings on Tuesday. The consensus estimates call for $2.68 in earnings per share (EPS) on $8.65 billion in revenue. Shares ended the week at $26.74, in a 52-week trading range of $17.41 to $33.73. The consensus price target is $26.69.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Other than the Target plan, the largest plans announced to date are Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M), which aims to hire 80,000 seasonal workers, and FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), which intends to hire 55,000.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA) surged on Wednesday following a positive quarterly report from department store Macy’s (NYSE:M). Ascena’s second-quarter report in March was disappointing, leading to a steep drop in the stock price, but it seems that investors are now hoping that a rising tide will lift all boats. Shares of Ascena were up about 15% at 12:20 p.m. EDT.

  • [By ]

    Meanwhile, Eade was pleased with Macy’s (M) latest results, which posted same store sales growth of 4.2%, topping estimates of 1.4%.

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Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Pioneer Floating Rate Trust(PHD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media stories about Pioneer Floating Rate Trust (NYSE:PHD) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Pioneer Floating Rate Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 45.2372665895122 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about Pioneer Floating Rate Trust (NYSE:PHD) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pioneer Floating Rate Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the investment management company an impact score of 46.8710327510951 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: CVR Refining, LP(CVRR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) shares climbed 23.2 percent to $155.19 after Elliott Management confirmed a $160 per share cash offer for athenahealth.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) gained 21.3 percent to $8.83. Evolus named David Moatazedi as new CEO.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) climbed 18.2 percent to $3.12 after falling 39.86 percent on Friday.
    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) rose 15.6 percent to $27.53 after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) rose 13 percent to $2.26.
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC) gained 11.9 percent to $7.35.
    National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) surged 11.8 percent to $6.24 after the company posted upbeat quarterly profit.
    Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) shares gained 11.3 percent to $3.56.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) shares rose 8.8 percent to $18.875.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) rose 8.7 percent to $2.9683.
    Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE: KOS) shares rose 7.4 percent to $7.40.
    Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) rose 7 percent to $2.88 after climbing 1.89 percent on Friday.
    Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR) surged 6 percent to $15.93. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Cloudera with a Buy rating.
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) rose 5.1 percent to $257.35. Barclays upgraded Illumina from Equal-Weight to Overweight.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Allied Advisory Services Inc. purchased a new position in shares of CVR Refining LP (NYSE:CVRR) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund purchased 12,844 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $286,000.

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    The Big Boys’ Pick
    Of the group, CVRR (NYSE: CVRR) is in the best position. Apparently, Mr. Icahn agrees, which is why he owns 5.7 million shares, a stake worth more than $100 million. Other big institutional owners include the likes of Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    CVR Refining (NYSE:CVRR) had its price target decreased by Citigroup from $25.00 to $21.00 in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday, MarketBeat reports. Citigroup currently has a hold rating on the oil and gas company’s stock.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of CVR Energy (NYSE:CVI) dropped over 12% today after the holding company announced an interesting stock exchange offer for unitholders of its subsidiary, CVR Refining (NYSE:CVRR). The transaction will allow for up to 37.1 million units of the refiner to be exchanged for up to 23.5 million shares of the parent company, or at a 0.6335-to-1 ratio. 

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Nicholas Financial Inc.(NICK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ: NICK) and Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ:ECPG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Nicholas Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:NICK) major shareholder Adam K. Peterson acquired 5,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 9th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $10.80 per share, for a total transaction of $59,400.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s stock are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    CPI Card Group (NASDAQ: PMTS) and Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ:NICK) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ: NICK) and CPI Card Group (NASDAQ:PMTS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ: NICK) and Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ:ECPG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Optibase Ltd.(OBAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News headlines about Optibase (NASDAQ:OBAS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Optibase earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.6853785900783 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Amedisys Inc(AMED)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas lessened its holdings in Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ:AMED) by 8.2% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 5,858 shares of the health services provider’s stock after selling 525 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Amedisys were worth $501,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News stories about Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 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. Amedisys earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the health services provider an impact score of 47.9961433227786 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Stephens reissued their hold rating on shares of Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED) in a report published on Tuesday. They currently have a $78.00 price objective on the health services provider’s stock.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: OneMain Holdings, Inc.(OMF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    OneMain Holdings Inc (NYSE:OMF) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Financial Group upped their Q2 2019 earnings estimates for shares of OneMain in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, February 12th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst J. Hecht now anticipates that the financial services provider will post earnings of $1.30 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $1.28. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for OneMain’s FY2019 earnings at $5.57 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $1.42 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $1.38 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $1.63 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $1.61 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $6.04 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    OneMain (NYSE: OMF) and Provident Financial (OTCMKTS:FPLPY) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    OneMain (NYSE:OMF) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Netlist, Inc.(NLST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    On Sept. 11, Netlist Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST) gained 542% in the wake of news that the company had been victorious in a patent lawsuit.

    This ruling related to one of the company’s most lucrative patents. While not conclusive, CEO C.K. Hong says that this latest development will allow a final decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission within the next several months.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Netlist (NASDAQ:NLST)’s share price gapped up before the market opened on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $0.10, but opened at $0.14. Netlist shares last traded at $0.16, with a volume of 5420 shares.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Netlist, Inc. (NASDAQ:NLST) shares reached a new 52-week low during trading on Wednesday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The company traded as low as $0.13 and last traded at $0.12, with a volume of 3655 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $0.12.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    On Sept. 11, Netlist Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST) gained 542% in the wake of news that the company had been victorious in a patent lawsuit.

    This ruling related to one of the company’s most lucrative patents. While not conclusive, CEO C.K. Hong says that this latest development will allow a final decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission within the next several months.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc.(XPO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) stock fell steeply in Friday trading after reporting a big “earnings miss” Thursday evening, closing the day down 13.2% 

    XPO said it earned $0.72 per share pro forma in the fourth quarter of 2018 and only $0.62 per share GAAP. Analysts, who usually give their estimates in pro forma form, had predicted the transportation and logistics company would earn $0.83 per share.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    By following an aggressive acquisition strategy known as a rollup, XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) has grown its revenue by 100 times in recent years.

    In the following segment from Industry Focus: Energy, Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker and host Nick Sciple discuss how Barker discovered XPO, the advantages and risks of a rollup strategy, and the basics of XPO’s business.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a good day on Wall Street, as positive news on the domestic political front spurred market participants to send stock benchmarks to substantial gains. Earnings season has reached its peak, but overall, investors have been a lot more comfortable with the idea that sustained economic growth could last further into 2019 than they were during the stock market’s swoon in December. Nevertheless, not every company was able to find success during a tough period. Newell Brands (NYSE:NWL), TrueCar (NASDAQ:TRUE), and XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) were among the worst performers. Here’s why they did so poorly.

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