Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019

1. It’s been at least a decade since things were going this well for Wall Street.

The stock market is on fire, corporate profits are roaring thanks to a healthy economy, and President Trump has installed new financial watchdogs who have promised to take a lighter regulatory approach. The tax bills now moving through Congress also go easy on some big players on Wall Street, such as private equity managers, despite Trump’s promises during the campaign to crack down on one of their favorite tax loopholes. Even the IPO market is coming back to life.

Clearly, Wall Street already has a ton to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. The GOP tax cut would only add to the feast.

The House bill that passed last week would slash the corporate tax rate to 20% from 35%. The tax cut would lift big bank earnings by 15%, according to KBW. Profits at Wells Fargo (WFC), Bank of America (BAC) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM) could soar by 20% or more.

Of course, the tax overhaul still faces obstacles in the Senate. And even if it gets through there, it’ll have to be reconciled with the starkly different version passed by the House.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Astrotech Corporation(ASTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Astrotech Corp (NASDAQ: ASTC) shares shot up 70 percent to $4.83. Astrotech reported that it has completed its successful 1st Detect demo with Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration personnel.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Astrotech Corp (NASDAQ: ASTC) shares shot up 60 percent to $4.37. Astrotech reported that it has completed its successful 1st Detect demo with Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration personnel.

  • [By William Romov]

    Last Wednesday (Dec. 6), the company received a patent for certain methods of production of its phase 2 antidepressant, AV-101.

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Dec. 4 – Dec. 8 Gain (as of Dec. 8)
    VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN) $1.80 135%
    FXCM Inc. (Nasdaq: GLBR) $1.12 124%
    Neuralstem Inc. (Nasdaq: CUR) $2.00 75.44%
    Ohr Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: OHRP) $1.49 75.29%
    ClearSign Combustion Corp. (Nasdaq: CLIR) $3.50 53.85%
    Astrotech Corp. (Nasdaq: ASTC) $4.21 51.99%
    Burcon NutraScience Corp. (Nasdaq: BUR) $0.72 44%
    LM Funding America Inc. (Nasdaq: LMFA) $3.72 42.53%
    Second Sight Medical Products Inc. (Nasdaq: EYES) $1.75 42.28%
    Globus Maritime Ltd. (Nasdaq: GLBS) $1.47 41.35%

    As a result, its share price shot up from $0.92 to $2.52 on Wednesday. The stock pulled back to $1.80 by the end of the week, for a total gain of 135% for the week.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: CGG(CGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jonas Elmerraji]

    First up is French oil service firm CGG Veritas (CGG)
    . The Eurozone-based energy stock hasn’t exactly posted blockbuster performance in 2013, but investors who ignore CGG for the final stretch of the year could be making a big mistake. That’s because of a bullish technical pattern that’s emerging in shares right now.

    CGG spent most of the last eight months looking anything but bullish. But an ascending triangle pattern is changing that. The pattern is formed by horizontal resistance to the upside at $26, and uptrending support to the below shares. Basically, as CGG bounces in between those two technical levels, it’s getting squeezed closer and closer to a breakout above $26. When that happens, traders have a buy signal.

    The ascending triangle pattern in CGG Veritas isn’t exactly textbook. That’s because the setup is forming at the bottom of a downtrend, rather than in the middle of an uptrend – but it’s a mistake to get caught up on the textbook pictures of what trading patterns are supposed to look like. On a move through $26, the trading implications are just as actionable.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    CGG SA (ADR) (NYSE: CGG) shares shot up 32 percent to $7.15 after the company reported an agreement in principle on financial restructuring plan with main creditors and DNCA.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the energy sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from CGG SA (ADR) (NYSE: CGG) and Geospace Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: GEOS).

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: BB&T Corporation(BBT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    BB&T Bank (BBT) : “They report next week and I think the story will be a good one. I’d only buy into weakness. It’s still not down enough from it’s high.”

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on FMC Corp (FMC) , Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust  (PEI) , Cisco Systems (CSCO) , HP (HPQ) , BB&T Bank (BBT) and HCA Holdings (HCA) .

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BB&T (NYSE:BBT) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 19th. The insurance provider reported $0.94 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.92 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $2.81 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.85 billion. BB&T had a net margin of 21.63% and a return on equity of 10.38%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.46 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that BB&T will post 4 EPS for the current fiscal year.

  • [By Jordan Wathen, Matthew Frankel, and Dan Caplinger]

    But investors can do even better by selecting the very best banks the market has to offer. Below, three Fool.com contributors make the case for whyBB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT), US Bancorp (NYSE:USB), and Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS)are worthy additions to your portfolio.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(LXRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) – Analysts at Wedbush issued their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Lexicon Pharmaceuticals in a note issued to investors on Monday, May 7th. Wedbush analyst L. Moussatos expects that the biopharmaceutical company will earn ($0.28) per share for the quarter. Wedbush currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $40.00 target price on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Lexicon Pharmaceuticals’ Q2 2019 earnings at ($0.25) EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at ($0.13) EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at ($0.06) EPS, FY2020 earnings at $0.53 EPS, FY2021 earnings at $2.22 EPS and FY2022 earnings at $3.81 EPS.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: LXRX) dropped about 12.3% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $12.93 after closing at $14.74 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $19.62. Volume of around 2.8 million was nearly 5 times the daily average. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Duke Energy Corporation(DUK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.KIPLINGER.COM]

    Duke Energy Corp. (DUK), the largest generator of electricity in the nation, is awfully steady.

    DUK has more than 7.4 million customers located in hotbeds of growth, and it boasts a generating capacity of 52,697 megawatts. The firm also provides natural gas distribution in many of its main service areas, so Duke is a double threat in that way. Cold winter? Nat gas provides more oomph. Hot summer? Electricity demand spikes.

  • [By ]

    Another interesting trend is big energy companies like Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) offering their own rebate programs to spark sales of rooftop solar installations — a trend that would certainly help SEDG.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Watch for Duke Energy Corp.’s (NYSE: DUK) first-quarter report on Thursday. The consensus forecast is $1.14 in EPS on $5.81 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $79.89. The consensus price target is $82.20, and shares have traded between $72.93 and $91.80 in the past 52 weeks.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Investing in retirement requires a different focus, usually one that includes a prominent place for dividend income. If dividend-paying stocks are what you’re looking for, then you should take a closer look at high-yielding Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK), ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE), and W.P. Carey Inc. (NYSE:WPC). They offer dividend yields of 4%, 5%, and 6%, respectively… income that could materially increase your retirement “paycheck” and help to supplement Social Security.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Duke Energy Corp.’s (NYSE: DUK) fourth-quarter results are scheduled for Tuesday. The consensus estimates are calling for $0.92 in earnings per share (EPS) on $6.17 billion in revenue. The shares traded on Friday’s close at $76.70. The consensus price target is $85.67, and the 52-week trading range is $72.93 to $91.80.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Multi Packaging Solutions International Limited(MPSX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Bradley Seth McNew]

    Multi Packaging Solutions International Ltd. (NYSE:MPSX) shares jumped 23% as of noon EST today, on the news that the packaging company would be acquired by WestRock Company (NYSE:WRK) in a deal worth $2.3 billion, including nearly $900 million of debt.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Qualys, Inc.(QLYS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Qualys (QLYS) : “I think this is a good company, but everything is coming down, so let’s wait to buy some more.”

    HEICO (HEI) : “We’re not buying anything at a 52-week high — but on a pullback, you bet.”

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Align Technology (ALGN) , Regions Financial (RF) , Edwards Lifesciences (EW) , Qualys (QLYS) and HEICO (HEI) .

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Denison Mine Corp(DNN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Last Thursday, small cap uranium mining stock Denison Mines Corp (NYSEAMERICAN: DNN), which is alsofocused on the Athabasca Basin of Saskatchewan, reported 2017 earnings and gave its outlook for 2018 with the outlook coming with extensive commentary about the uranium market and Athabasca. David Cates, the President and CEO of Denison Mines Corp,gave the following commentary:

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Kingstone Companies, Inc(KINS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Illinois Tool Works Inc.(ITW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Cramer and the AAP team are trimming Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and Danaher (DHR) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

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    Illinois Tools Works (ITW) shares fell after the company’s earnings report, but Cramer and the AAP team see it as an opportunity to buy more shares. Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

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    Cramer and the AAP team are trimming Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and Danaher (DHR) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    There are lots of stories like that out there these days. People were perplexed about the Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and Cummins Engine (CMI) and Caterpillar (CAT) quarters, but they turned out to be classic buying opportunities after years of being sell opportunities if the stocks had run. I can’t explain to you how amazing that is. Here are three stocks that have spent months and months in purgatory when they have missed or guided down or slashed forecasts. Now they are up gigantically.

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