Hot Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019

We have been fans of Swedbank (OTCPK:SWDBY) (OTCPK:SWDBF) for quite a while now. In July 2016, we published our first article on the name. At the time, Swedbank was offering a very compelling investment case. It was hard not to be bullish on the stock given its predictable revenue stream, robust asset quality trends, rock-solid capital ratios, appealing valuation multiples, and a very attractive dividend yield. Since then, the stock has had a good run, especially after taking into account the dividend. With that being said, Swedbank had a weak 2017. In fact, it was one of the worst-performing banking stocks in the Nordic region. Such a weak performance is mainly attributed to investor concerns regarding a potential bubble in the Swedish housing market. Indeed, after more than 10 years of impressive growth, property prices in Sweden have decreased by almost 10% since September 2017. However, the country’s macroeconomic environment remains robust. In our view, even a prolonged correction in the Sweden’s housing market should not be an issue for Swedbank’s asset quality, especially given its solid balance sheet and low loan-to-value ratios. As such, we believe market fears are overblown. With the stock trading at just 11x forward earnings and a 6.4% dividend, Swedbank is a buy, in our view.

Hot Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: OncoCyte Corporation(OCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    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

Hot Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Arista Networks, Inc.(ANET)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 3, 2018 4:30 p.m. ET

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares dipped 47.8 percent to $4.60. Check-Cap priced its upsized underwritten offering of public units at $5.50 per unit.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) shares fell 41.5 percent to $2.57.
    Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC) dropped 35.1 percent to $29.50 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) dropped 34.8 percent to $3.75 after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 25.2 percent to $24.01 after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) dropped 22.5 percent to $45.73 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 19.6 percent to $52.075 following Q1 earnings.
    Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVM) shares declined 18.1 percent to $5.20. Adverum Biotech disclosed that its CEO Amber Salzman is stepping down.
    Newater Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEWA) dropped 17.2 percent to $12.83.
    Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: BAS) fell 17.2 percent to $13.65 following Q1 results.
    Xperi Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER) declined 15.8 percent to $19.40 after announcing Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.649 after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PFMT) dropped 14.2 percent to $2.65.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 13.2 percent to $8.32 after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) dropped 12.2 percent to $5.05.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 9.7 percent

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street had its Cinco de Mayo celebration a day early, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the session with a gain of more than 330 points. Investors were excited about what they saw as a Goldilocks-like reading on the U.S. economy in the April employment report, which featured modest job growth, rock-bottom unemployment rates, and slow enough wage growth to quell inflation fears and give the Federal Reserve latitude to raise interest rates more slowly going forward. Yet some companies still suffered at least perceived setbacks that sent their shares lower. Fluor (NYSE:FLR), Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET), and Appian (NASDAQ:APPN) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

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    Arista Networks (ANET) : “That’s a great company with a great CEO.”

    Dr. Pepper Snapple (DPS) : “You need to wait until the merger closes, then it’ll be OK.”

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market finished lower on Friday, with triple-digit losses for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and modest declines of as much as half a percent for other major benchmarks. A mix of economic and political news kept investors on their toes to end the week, as fears of a possible attack on Syria watered down some of the potential upside that could have stemmed from solid earnings results from the banking sector during the morning. Even though many investors have pretty positive expectations going into earnings season, some companies suffered from disappointing news that sent their shares lower. Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET), Dropbox (NASDAQ:DBX), and MBIA (NYSE:MBI) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 3rd. The technology company reported $1.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.51 by $0.15. The business had revenue of $472.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $463.39 million. Arista Networks had a net margin of 27.19% and a return on equity of 28.72%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 40.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.93 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Arista Networks will post 6.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Hot Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: iShares MSCI EAFE (EFA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Smart Portfolios LLC acquired a new stake in shares of iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (NYSEARCA:EFA) during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund acquired 2,906 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $202,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SimpliFi Inc. lifted its position in iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (NYSEARCA:EFA) by 0.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 156,749 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after purchasing an additional 967 shares during the quarter. iShares MSCI EAFE ETF accounts for about 9.0% of SimpliFi Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 6th largest holding. SimpliFi Inc.’s holdings in iShares MSCI EAFE ETF were worth $10,922,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Lennox International, Inc.(LII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. lessened its holdings in shares of Lennox International (NYSE:LII) by 12.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 4,403 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 629 shares during the quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Lennox International were worth $900,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $5.75 billion before the opening bell. Halliburton shares fell 0.06 percent to $51.93 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) to post quarterly earnings at $9.33 per share on revenue of $30.31 billion after the closing bell. Alphabet shares gained 0.24 percent to $1,079.88 in after-hours trading.
    Before the markets open, Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.09 per share on revenue of $815.16 million. Lennox shares dropped 2.84 percent to close at $197.08 on Friday.
    HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) reported retirement of its CEO Stan A. Askren and appointment of Jeffrey D. Lorenger as new CEO. HNI also reported strong earnings for its first quarter. HNI shares fell 3.17 percent to $34.20 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) to have earned $0.35 per share on revenue of $822.15 million in the latest quarter. Hasbro will release earnings before the markets open. Hasbro shares fell 0.39 percent to $82.49 in after-hours trading.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $4.60 billion.
    Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $5.75 billion.
    Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.09 per share on revenue of $815.16 million.
    Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $1.82 billion.
    Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $822.15 million.
    Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LECO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $729.83 million.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $251.93 million.
    FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $3.43 billion.
    Koninklijke Philips NV (ADR) (NYSE: PHG) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE: BOH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $162.39 million.
    Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $1.72 billion.

     

Hot Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Aphria Inc. (APHQF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Here are some of the top marijuana stocks in U.S. exchanges and how the performed this week:

    22nd Century Group Inc (NYSE: XXII): up 4.75 percent
    Aphria Inc (OTC: APHQF): up 16.9 percent
    Aurora Cannabis Inc (OTC: ACBFF): up 1.1 percent
    Cannabis Sativa Inc (OTC: CBDS): up 3.4 percent
    CannTrust Holdings Inc (OTC: CNTTF): up 12.3 percent
    Canopy Growth Corp (OTC: TWMJF): up 1.6 percent
    Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON): up 4.1 percent
    GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- ADR (NASDAQ: GWPH): up 3.7 percent
    Hiku Brands Company Ltd(OTC: DJACF): up 12.9 percent
    India Globalization Capital, Inc. (NYSE: IGC): down 0.4 percent
    MassRoots Inc (OTC: MSRT): down 10.75 percent
    MedReleaf Corp(OTC: MEDFF): up 7.5 percent
    Scotts Miracle-Gro Co (NYSE: SMG): flat
    THC Biomed Intl Ltd (OTC: THCBF): down 0.25 percent
    Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ZYNE): down 9.8 percent
    In Other News

    GW Pharmaceuticals posted a second quarter net loss of $(3.12) per share on revenue of $3.35 million. Earnings missed estimates of $(2.22) per share but revenue beat expectations for $2 million in sales, surging 64.2 percent year-over-year.

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Here are some of the top marijuana stocks in U.S. exchanges and how the performed this week:

    22nd Century Group Inc (NYSE: XXII): up 9.4 percent
    Aphria Inc (OTC: APHQF): up 0.6 percent
    Aurora Cannabis Inc (OTC: ACBFF): up 4.6 percent
    Cannabis Sativa Inc (OTC: CBDS): up 1.7 percent
    CannTrust Holdings Inc (OTC: CNTTF): up 22.8 percent
    Canopy Growth Corp (OTC: TWMJF): up 7.6 percent
    Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON): down 13.5 percent
    GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- ADR (NASDAQ: GWPH): up 3.8 percent
    Hiku Brands Company Ltd(OTC: DJACF): down 4.3 percent
    India Globalization Capital, Inc. (NYSE: IGC): up 5 percent
    MassRoots Inc (OTC: MSRT): up 12.1 percent
    MedReleaf Corp(OTC: MEDFF): up 16.8 percent
    Scotts Miracle-Gro Co (NYSE: SMG): down 3.3 percent
    THC Biomed Intl Ltd (OTC: THCBF): down 3.8 percent
    Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ZYNE): down 1.4 percent
    In The News

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    What are the risks? First off, the Cannabis market in Canada is already competitive, and it’s the fifth largest company behind the likes of Canopy (OTCPK:TWMJF), Aurora (OTCQX:ACBFF), Aphria (OTCQB:APHQF), Medreleaf (OTCPK:MEDFF), and Cronos (OTC:CRON). What’s more, there are approximately 228 million fully diluted shares, selling at $3.16/share ($4.04/share $CAD), and the company generated $CAD4.09mm in 2017 revenues. That’s quite a premium, and Hydropothecary Corp. trades expensively at a 225x sales multiple. Caveat emptor.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    So far, 2018 isn’t turning out like shareholders of Aphria (NASDAQOTH:APHQF) and Emerald Health Therapeutics (NASDAQOTH:EMHTF) hoped. Aphria stock is down 45% year to date, while Emerald Health is down 16%. Several issues, including dilution caused by offering new shares and a delay in thelegalization of recreational marijuana in Canada, havetaken a toll on both stocks.

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    As of the time of this writing, the average price to sales ratio of the large Canadian cannabis producers is 40 (Aurora (OTCQX:ACBFF): 33; Canopy (OTCPK:TWMJF): 65; Aphria (OTCQB:APHQF): 28.5; MedReleaf (OTCPK:MEDFF): 35). Given iAnthus’ vertical integration and lack of competition, their margins should be significantly better than any of those firms. However, since they operate in the US where there is greater legal risk, we will reduce that multiple by half. Assuming the low end of expected revenue for 2018 of $20 million, and a P/S of 20, we arrive at a valuation of $400,000,000, giving us a one year price target of $5/share.