Six months after hurricanes ravaged the island, Puerto Rico experienced a tourism boom this Easter.
Tourists flocked to the island for Easter, Passover and spring break vacations in record numbers, according to The Puerto Rico Tourism Company, a San Juan promoter for tourism on the island.
Many hotels operated at or near 100% occupancy during the holiday weekend that began on March 30. The Tourism Company said the surge is evidence that the tourism is on the rebound.
Travel and tourism are hugely important to the bankrupt island and accounted for more than 8% of its GDP in 2017, according to a World Travel and Tourism Council report.
Nils Stolzlechner, general manager of the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort near San Juan, said the 400-room hotel was sold out over the Easter weekend — a record for sales and occupancy. He said that guests spent twice as much at the restaurants and the casinos compared to any other Easter weekend over the last five years.
Top 5 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc.(HTGM)
- [By Shane Hupp]
HTG Molecular Diagnostics (NASDAQ: HTGM) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare HTG Molecular Diagnostics to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.
- [By Lisa Levin]
HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc (NASDAQ: HTGM) shares shot up 175 percent to $10.80 after surging 83.64 percent on Thursday. HTG Molecular Diagnostics reported a Q4 loss of $0.76 per share on revenue of $1.5 million.
- [By Lisa Levin]
HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc (NASDAQ: HTGM) shares shot up 190 percent to $11.42 after surging 83.64 percent on Thursday. HTG Molecular Diagnostics reported a Q4 loss of $0.76 per share on revenue of $1.5 million.
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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.
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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.
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HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc (NASDAQ: HTGM) shares climbed 204.1 percent to $11.95 after surging 83.64 percent on Thursday. HTG Molecular Diagnostics reported a Q4 loss of $0.76 per share on revenue of $1.5 million.
ZAIS Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZAIS) shares surged 52.6 percent to $3.45. ZAIS Group reported Q4 earnings of $0.29 per share on revenue of $16.73 million.
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Regulus Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: RGLS) shares surged 20 percent to $1.50. Regulus Therapeutics’ Chairman bought 500,000 shares at $1.22 per share.
Rocket Fuel Inc (NASDAQ: FUEL) shares gained 15.6 percent to $5.19.
Akoustis Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: AKTS) rose 13.3 percent to $10.75 as the company agreed to acquire wafer manufacturing facility for $2.75 million in cash.
TOP SHIPS Inc (NASDAQ: TOPS) shares gained 12.6 percent to $1.25.
Inventure Foods Inc (NASDAQ: SNAK) jumped 10.4 percent to $4.46 after the company announced the strategic sale of Fresh Frozen Foods for $23.7 million in cash.
CymaBay Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: CBAY) surged 8.7 percent to $4.14. Cymabay Therapeutics reported a Q4 loss of $0.30 per share.
- [By Lisa Levin]
HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc (NASDAQ: HTGM) shares were also up, gaining 136 percent to $2.95. HTG Molecular Diagnostics disclosed that its new direct-target sequencing chemistry will be launched in the first quarter.
Top 5 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: MercadoLibre Inc.(MELI)
- [By Shane Hupp]
Westpac Banking Corp raised its stake in MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) by 11.4% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 27,793 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,853 shares during the quarter. Westpac Banking Corp owned about 0.06% of MercadoLibre worth $9,905,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
- [By Danny Vena]
As I have pointed out before, Latin American e-commerce leader Mercadolibre (NASDAQ:MELI)is enjoying some pretty serious demographic and technological tailwinds. With internet, smartphone, and e-commerce penetration far behind comparable adoption in the U.S., these trends will likely continue to drive growth for the foreseeable future. But seeing is believing, right?
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Latin American e-commerce giant MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) has capitalized on fundamental growth prospects for years. Sometimes, however, often-overlooked factors can hold back a stock. One trend that isn’t sexy but has played a major yet often misunderstood role throughout first-quarter earnings season has been the newest accounting method from the Financial Accounting Standards Board with respect to revenue recognition, and MercadoLibre found itself in the crosshairs of the new standard’s potential negative impact.
- [By Danny Vena]
MercadoLibre, Inc. (NASDAQ:MELI) had a banner year in 2017, and things were looking up to start off 2018. When the company released its fourth-quarter financial results in February, it reported revenue of $437 million, up 70% year over year in U.S. dollars and almost doubling in local-currency terms. It also announced that it would be deconsolidating the results of its Venezuelan subsidiary, which had long been a drag on its financials due to persistent currency devaluations and spiraling hyperinflation. After doubling last year, MercadoLibre’s stock had gained over 30% again by early March.
- [By Brian Stoffel]
We’ll cover each of those below for these five growth stocks.
Company What it does…
Mercadolibre(NASDAQ:MELI) Leading e-commerce player in Latin America
Axon Enterprises(NASDAQ:AAXN) Develops products for police forces: TASERs, body cameras, and a database to store and analyze footage
Shopify(NYSE:SHOP) Helps merchants create an e-commerce presence
Ellie Mae(NYSE:ELLI) Offers platform to help streamline mortgage origination and refinancing business
Paycom Solutions(NYSE:PAYC) Maintains and develops cloud solutions for HR departments
Chart by author.
Top 5 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: ADTRAN Inc.(ADTN)
- [By Monica Gerson]
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- [By Monica Gerson]
ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $141.07 million.
Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ: LAYN) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.35 per share on revenue of $156.10 million.
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Doubling your money in a relatively short time is much tougher. It typically involves investing in younger, less established companies that have lots of growth potential but could give a lot of ground if a few things don’t swing their way. There are, though, some stocks that look like they have a double in them over a relatively short time frame, and three of our investing contributors think Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONCE), Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO), and American Tower (NYSE:AMT) fit the bill.
Top 5 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Arch Coal, Inc. (ARCH)
- [By Dan Caplinger]
The stock market climbed sharply on Thursday, responding well to favorable earnings results from several corners of the market. Major benchmarks were up 1% to 2%, with particularly good performance from the Nasdaq Composite thanks to the tech sector’s outperformance during the day. Yet some stocks suffered from bad news that cast doubt on companies’ ability to benefit from generally favorable business conditions. MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), Arch Coal (NYSE:ARCH), and LendingTree (NASDAQ:TREE) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
The VanEck Vectors Coal ETF has gained 1.1% to $12.28 at 2:01 p.m. today, while Arch Coal (ARCH), which resumed listed trading yesterday after emerging from bankruptcy, has fallen 3% to $62.98.
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
Shares of Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ARCH) are slumping today, down nearly 15% as of 1:04 p.m. EDT, after the company reported lackluster first-quarter results and a muted outlook for2018.