Top Low Price Stocks For 2019

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The penny-stock pump and dump

Penny stocks ensnare many investors — especially newer and less sophisticated ones. That’s because if you don’t understand some investing basics, they can seem like wonderful opportunities.

A penny stock is one that’s trading for less than about $5 per share. Such low prices can make it seem like the stock is a bargain — to those who don’t understand that a stock’s price alone means little. A $1 stock can still plunge and become a $0.25 one. And a $200 stock can always grow into a $400 one.

Top Low Price Stocks For 2019: Green Brick Partners, Inc.(GRBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    M/I Homes (NASDAQ: GRBK) and Green Brick Partners (NASDAQ:GRBK) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Green Brick Partners (NASDAQ:GRBK) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

Top Low Price Stocks For 2019: National Commerce Corporation(NCOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    National Commerce (NASDAQ:NCOM) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Saturday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on National Commerce (NCOM)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    National Commerce (NASDAQ:NCOM) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Citigroup Inc. trimmed its holdings in shares of National Commerce Corp (NASDAQ:NCOM) by 44.5% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 2,703 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 2,171 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc.’s holdings in National Commerce were worth $118,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of National Commerce (NASDAQ:NCOM) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report released on Thursday.

    NCOM has been the subject of several other reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of National Commerce from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report on Thursday, May 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of National Commerce from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $53.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, June 27th. Finally, Stephens reiterated a hold rating and set a $48.00 target price on shares of National Commerce in a research report on Thursday, July 26th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a hold rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $48.67.

Top Low Price Stocks For 2019: Pacific Biosciences of California Inc.(PACB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Ahead of improvements to its gene sequencers that could allow it to win more market share, Pacific Biosciences of California (NASDAQ:PACB) plans to bolster its balance sheet by selling more shares to the public. The company announced its proposed offering after the closing bell on Monday, and investors reacted to the news by sending shares as much as 10.6% lower on Tuesday morning. As of 2:15 p.m. EDT, Pacific Biosciences shares are trading down 3.1%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pacific Biosciences of California (NASDAQ:PACB)’s share price traded up 2.3% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $5.82 and last traded at $5.42. 66,454 shares traded hands during trading, a decline of 95% from the average session volume of 1,471,044 shares. The stock had previously closed at $5.55.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Gene sequencing is hot these days. All you have to do to confirm it is to look at the stock performance of two of the leading makers of gene-sequencing systems. Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN) stock is up more than 30% so far in 2018. Pacific Biosciences of California (NASDAQ:PACB) stock has soared more than 50% year to date.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Shares of Pacific Biosciences of California (NASDAQ:PACB), a genetic-sequencing system manufacturer, rose 11% on Thursday and continued their climb into Friday’s session. Investors appear pleased with new productivity-boosting tools to be featured at this week’s meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    While the $1,000 benchmark has been well out of reach for other companies so far, Pacific Biosciences of California (NASDAQ:PACB) expects to join the coveted club in early 2019. Could this be the make or break moment investors have been waiting for?

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Right now, I believe Mastercard (NYSE:MA), Brookfield Renewable Partners (NYSE:BEP), and XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) fall right into place, because each stock has been a multibagger and has strong tailwinds behind it.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Royal London Asset Management Ltd. bought a new position in XPO Logistics Inc (NYSE:XPO) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund bought 50,059 shares of the transportation company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,017,000.

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Paychex (PAYX) , Martin Marietta Materials (MLM) and XPO Logistics (XPO) .

    Cramer was bearish on 3M (MMM) , Fitbit (FIT) and Granite Construction (GVA) .

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on XPO Logistics (XPO)

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Top Low Price Stocks For 2019: Rubicon Technology, Inc.(RBCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News coverage about Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 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. Rubicon Technology earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 43.6568126847622 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Thursday.

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