Top Medical Stocks For 2019

There’s perhaps no social program in the U.S. that’s relied upon more than Social Security. With zero disrespect to Medicare, which primarily helps to partially cover big-dollar medical expenses for seniors during their golden years, no social program does more than Social Security.

According to the Social Security Administration, more than 3 out of 5 current retirees leans on the program for at least half of their monthly income. Then there’s the analysis from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities that finds Social Security income is responsible for keeping 22.1 million beneficiaries above the federal poverty line, including 15.1 million retired workers. It’s simply that important.

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Top Medical Stocks For 2019: Synacor, Inc.(SYNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    HealthStream (NASDAQ: SYNC) and Synacor (NASDAQ:SYNC) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SVMK (NASDAQ:SVMK) and Synacor (NASDAQ:SYNC) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Syncona Ltd (LON:SYNC) announced a dividend on Thursday, June 14th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, June 21st will be paid a dividend of GBX 2.30 ($0.03) per share on Monday, July 30th. This represents a yield of 1.02%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 21st. The official announcement can be seen at this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    These are the top 5 holdings of INTEL CORPCloudera Inc (CLDR) – 26,065,827 shares, 92.26% of the total portfolio. Borqs Technologies Inc (BRQS) – 3,799,172 shares, 5.42% of the total portfolio. ForeScout Technologies Inc (FSCT) – 257,756 shares, 1.37% of the total portfolio. Aquantia Corp (AQ) – 161,492 shares, 0.42% of the total portfolio. Synacor Inc (SYNC) – 866,884 shares, 0.23% of the total portfolio. New

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about Synacor (NASDAQ:SYNC) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Synacor earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the information services provider an impact score of 47.6409011491603 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top Medical Stocks For 2019: Cohen & Steers Select Preferred and Income Fund, Inc.(PSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Cohen & Steers Select Pref & Inc Fd (NYSE:PSF) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cohen & Steers Select Pref & Inc Fd earned a media sentiment score of 0.39 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 48.661768322942 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top Medical Stocks For 2019: First Citizens BancShares, Inc.(FCNCA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    American Century Companies Inc. reduced its holdings in First Citizens BancShares (NASDAQ:FCNCA) by 4.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 31,209 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 1,294 shares during the quarter. American Century Companies Inc. owned about 0.26% of First Citizens BancShares worth $12,897,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bessemer Group Inc. reduced its position in First Citizens BancShares Inc. (NASDAQ:FCNCA) by 6.4% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 4,400 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 300 shares during the quarter. Bessemer Group Inc.’s holdings in First Citizens BancShares were worth $1,659,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Capital City Bank Group (NASDAQ: CCBG) and First Citizens BancShares (NASDAQ:FCNCA) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top Medical Stocks For 2019: Kirby Corporation(KEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    A number of analysts have commented on the company. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their target price on Kirby from $96.00 to $103.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kirby from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $96.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Wells Fargo & Co boosted their target price on Kirby from $89.00 to $100.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 1st. ValuEngine downgraded Kirby from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday. Finally, OTR Global upgraded Kirby to a “positive” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 29th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Kirby has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $86.44.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kirby (NYSE: KEX) and Teekay Tankers (NYSE:TNK) are both transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Swiss National Bank increased its stake in shares of Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) by 18.1% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 26,057 shares of the shipping company’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,000 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank’s holdings in Kirby were worth $2,005,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Stock traders purchased 807 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,394% compared to the average daily volume of 54 put options.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) Director Richard Ross Stewart sold 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $74.67, for a total transaction of $186,675.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 19,831 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,480,780.77. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Top Medical Stocks For 2019: Simulations Plus, Inc.(SLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Liberum Capital reiterated their buy rating on shares of Sylvania Platinum (LON:SLP) in a research report released on Thursday morning.

    SLP opened at GBX 20.50 ($0.27) on Thursday. Sylvania Platinum has a 1-year low of GBX 8.75 ($0.11) and a 1-year high of GBX 18.75 ($0.25).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) and CSRA (NYSE:CSRA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ:SLP) – Analysts at Taglich Brothers increased their FY2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Simulations Plus in a report released on Thursday, July 19th. Taglich Brothers analyst H. Halpern now anticipates that the technology company will earn $0.52 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $0.51.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Simulations Plus (NASDAQ: SLP) and NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Mattersight (NASDAQ: MATR) and Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ:SLP) Director Walter S. Woltosz sold 18,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.92, for a total value of $368,520.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 5,417,908 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $107,924,727.36. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

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