Hot Medical Stocks For 2019

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Lolita Lopez was forced to close one branch of the Delaware-based Westside Family Healthcare network she runs, and now she’s worried she’ll have to shut more unless Congress gets its act together.

Westside is among the roughly 1,400 community health centers in the U.S. that serve about 25 million people a year under a federal program that provides crucial medical care for poor people. The centers receive $5.1 billion in federal funding each year, but most of that money dried up on Sept. 30 and a highly polarized Congress appears to be in no rush to approve a long-term extension. A temporary fix ends in March.

The lack of permanent funding has affected the way centers handle critical issues, such as treating the opioid epidemic, and how they recruit and retain staff.

(Related: Health Centers to Get $150 Million in Exchange Grants)

Hot Medical Stocks For 2019: iShares Core S&P 500 (IVV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The S&P 500 is one of the world's most widely followed equity indexes. There are over $7.8 trillion in global assets benchmarked to the index, according to ProShares data. The world's two largest ETFs, SPY and the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: IVV), track the S&P 500. Those ETFs have about $395 billion in combined assets under management and are the only two ETFs trading in the U.S. with over $100 billion in assets.

Hot Medical Stocks For 2019: First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.(FR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about First Industrial Realty Trust (NYSE:FR) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Industrial Realty Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.0893315038895 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Brokerages expect that First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG) (TSE:FR) will report sales of $63.79 million for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have made estimates for First Majestic Silver’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $61.00 million and the highest estimate coming in at $66.57 million. First Majestic Silver posted sales of $69.11 million in the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 7.7%. The company is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, May 9th.

Hot Medical Stocks For 2019: Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc.(ALSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Allison Transmission (NYSE:ALSN) – Investment analysts at Oppenheimer increased their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Allison Transmission in a research note issued on Monday, April 30th. Oppenheimer analyst I. Zaffino now expects that the auto parts company will post earnings of $3.79 per share for the year, up from their previous forecast of $3.32. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Allison Transmission’s FY2019 earnings at $4.16 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ARP Americas LP lowered its stake in shares of Allison Transmission (NYSE:ALSN) by 8.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 14,497 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after selling 1,400 shares during the quarter. ARP Americas LP’s holdings in Allison Transmission were worth $566,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Allison Transmission (NYSE:ALSN) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 10th, Zacks reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 21st will be given a dividend of 0.15 per share by the auto parts company on Thursday, May 31st. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.40%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 18th.