Top Stocks To Watch For 2018

Litecoin prices fell 20% after a wave of new investors helped push the price above $100 yesterday (Nov. 29, 2017).

The price of Bitcoin also fell below $9,500 just a day after hitting an all-time high of $11,395. A dramatic sell-off across the entire cryptocurrency market shed more than $50 billion in total market capitalization.

The sharp downturn came shortly after two major exchanges reported a huge surge in traffic, which created a series of bugs and disabled trading across networks.

Joining in on the crusade against cryptocurrencies, economist Joseph Stiglitz argued that Bitcoin’s lack of oversight and potential use in illegal activities should draw greater regulatory scrutiny.

Top Stocks To Watch For 2018: Safety Insurance Group Inc.(SAFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    Safety Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SAFT) reported that winter weather activity and an accounting change were drags on its first-quarter results, though a lower tax rate was a net positive to the Massachusetts-based insurance company.

Top Stocks To Watch For 2018: Prothena Corporation plc(PRTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Prothena Corp. plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) traded down 70% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $11.05 after closing Friday at $36.84. The stock’s 52-week high is $70.00. Volume was more than 20 times the daily average of around 580,000 shares. The company is stopping development on an amyloidosis treatment following a failed late-stage trial.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Prothena Corp. PLC (NASDAQ: PRTA) shares hit a multiyear low on Monday, one not seen since 2013. This came on the heels of news that the company would be discontinuing development of NEOD001, an investigational antibody that was being evaluated for the treatment of AL amyloidosis.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) shares dipped 69 percent to $11.48 after a disappointing update relating to the company's treatment for AL amyloidosis. Prothena, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that focuses on therapies in the neuroscience and orphan categories, said a Phase 2b study of its therapy called NEOD001 failed to achieve its primary or secondary endpoints. Prothena's Phase 2b study explored its NEOD001 therapy versus a placebo in previously-treated patients with AL amyloidosis and persistent cardiac dysfunction.
    Gridsum Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: GSUM) fell 44.3 percent to $4.06. Gridsum reported suspension of audit report on financial statements.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares declined 34.1 percent to $4.16 as the company issued weak revenue forecast for the first quarter.
    Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) dropped 32.3 percent to $13.35 after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) fell 31.2 percent to $13.44. Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron.
    Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: VLRS) dropped 18 percent to $5.76. Controladora Vuela recently reported first-quarter results that showed a loss for the quarter. Imperial Capital downgraded Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion from Outperform to In-Line.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) fell 18.2 percent to $2.8797 after declining 19.35 percent on Friday.
    Alcoa Corporation (NYSE: AA) fell 12.3 percent to $52.63.
    Luby's, Inc. (NYSE: LUB) shares declined 10.3 percent to $2.448 following Q2 results.
    Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ: ACET) shares tumbled 10 percent to $2.26.
    Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE: PIR) dipped 9.7 percent

Top Stocks To Watch For 2018: Banner Corporation(BANR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    Banner Year for Asset Managers Could Be Catalyst for Change ( Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Banner Co. (BANR) to Announce $0.86 EPS ( Banner Bank signs long lease for highly visible Sacramento site ( Steven W. Rust Sells 511 Shares of Banner Co. (BANR) Stock ( FY2018 Earnings Estimate for Banner Co. (BANR) Issued By DA Davidson (

    NASDAQ BANR opened at $57.47 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.90, a current ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24. The firm has a market cap of $1,896.48, a P/E ratio of 19.22, a PEG ratio of 1.66 and a beta of 0.96. Banner has a 1 year low of $52.07 and a 1 year high of $62.75.

Top Stocks To Watch For 2018: Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(CNCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its position in Concert Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CNCE) by 293.9% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 135,399 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 101,026 shares during the quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC’s holdings in Concert Pharmaceuticals were worth $3,503,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top Stocks To Watch For 2018: Moneygram International, Inc.(MGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Moneygram (MGI) : “No, you need quality and this one doesn’t have it.”

    Monster Beverage (MNST) : “I think this one has run out of gas so I’m going to say don’t buy. “

  • [By ]

    Cramer was bearish on Xilinx (XLNX) , Celgene (CELG) , Exelixis (EXEL) , Moneygram (MGI) , Monster Beverage (MNST) , SunCoke Energy Partners (SXCP) and Mattel (MAT) .

Top Stocks To Watch For 2018: Fogo de Chao, Inc.(FOGO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    But with a VQScore of 4, our top score, this company is one of the best stocks you can buy right now, which means the Raymond James rating might be too conservative. Not only are you getting a company with growth potential, you’re getting it at an excellent price.

    Restaurant Stocks to Buy, No. 2: Fogo de Chao Inc. (Nasdaq: FOGO)

    Fogo de Chao Inc. (Nasdaq: FOGO) is upscale Brazilian steakhouse, originally opened in Brazil in 1979. Fogo de Chao currently has 47 restaurants across the world.

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