Top Performing Stocks For 2019

Shares of Macy’s (NYSE:M) soared in November, rising more than 20% in the span of a few weeks due to growing optimism about its prospects. While the retailer posted weak earnings for the third quarter, it offered upbeat earnings guidance for Q4 and made significant progress in conjunction with its strategy to monetize underutilized real estate.

Macy’s stock performance, data by YCharts.

Yet in the month following Thanksgiving, Macy’s stock gave back virtually all of its gains. Investors appear to be worried about reports of weak sales and heavy discounting among department stores.

This focus on short-term results — or rumors about short-term results, to be more exact — is misplaced. Several important developments could drive Macy’s stock much higher over the next few years.

Store closures and cost cuts could bolster Macy’s profit margin

First, Macy’s plans to close about 100 stores next year. So far, the company has identified just a few of those locations, but it aims to close a combination of underperforming stores and stores that sit on valuable real estate.

Top Performing Stocks For 2019: Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.(CCRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    American International Group Inc. trimmed its stake in shares of Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCRN) by 20.0% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 22,638 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 5,648 shares during the period. American International Group Inc. owned about 0.06% of Cross Country Healthcare worth $252,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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Top Performing Stocks For 2019: Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated(PEG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    IFP Advisors Inc raised its position in shares of Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE:PEG) by 19.7% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 12,532 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 2,065 shares during the quarter. IFP Advisors Inc’s holdings in Public Service Enterprise Group were worth $630,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Quad Capital Management Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (NYSE:PEG) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 7,660 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $385,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE:PEG) by 4,473.3% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 365,774 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 357,776 shares during the quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Public Service Enterprise Group were worth $18,376,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Performing Stocks For 2019: Greenhill & Co., Inc.(GHL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Greenhill & Co. (NYSE: GHL) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Security brokers & dealers” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Greenhill & Co. to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Top Performing Stocks For 2019: Owens-Illinois Inc.(OI)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Riverhead Capital Management LLC grew its position in Owens-Illinois (NYSE:OI) by 376.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 103,233 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 81,550 shares during the quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC owned 0.06% of Owens-Illinois worth $2,236,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    There isn’t much love forOwens Corning (NYSE:OI),Camping World Holdings(NYSE:CWH), and Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII)on Wall Street right now, but that could be about to change. Some of our top Motley Fool investors think the tough timesthat have soured the mood of institutional investors on these stocks could be ending and that could make these stocks bargains worth buying.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Owens-Illinois (NYSE:OI)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $18.21 and last traded at $18.01, with a volume of 79684 shares. The stock had previously closed at $18.82.

Top Performing Stocks For 2019: Morningstar, Inc.(MORN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ:MORN) reached a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $114.71 and last traded at $114.20, with a volume of 975 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $113.06.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northern Trust Corp grew its position in Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ:MORN) by 4.6% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 227,049 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 9,963 shares during the quarter. Northern Trust Corp’s holdings in Morningstar were worth $21,688,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ:MORN) reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $111.91 and last traded at $111.20, with a volume of 784 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $111.35.

Top Performing Stocks For 2019: Apollo Gold Corporation(BRD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bread (CURRENCY:BRD) traded 10.1% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 15:00 PM ET on May 6th. Bread has a market cap of $73.13 million and approximately $1.09 million worth of Bread was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Bread token can currently be purchased for about $0.82 or 0.00008683 BTC on popular exchanges including OKEx, Binance and Cobinhood. In the last seven days, Bread has traded 3.3% higher against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bread (CURRENCY:BRD) traded 2.1% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on May 27th. One Bread token can currently be bought for $0.46 or 0.00006320 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Cobinhood, Binance and OKEx. Bread has a market capitalization of $40.78 million and $4.40 million worth of Bread was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last seven days, Bread has traded down 28.2% against the U.S. dollar.

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