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Liberum Capital restated their hold rating on shares of Safestyle UK (LON:SFE) in a report released on Monday morning.

Shares of LON SFE opened at GBX 49.95 ($0.64) on Monday. Safestyle UK has a 12-month low of GBX 91.71 ($1.18) and a 12-month high of GBX 325 ($4.19).

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In other Safestyle UK news, insider Alan Lovell acquired 100,000 shares of Safestyle UK stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 20th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 36 ($0.46) per share, for a total transaction of £36,000 ($46,439.63).

About Safestyle UK

Safestyle UK plc is a United Kingdom-based company engaged in the sale, manufacture and installation of replacement un-plasticized poly vinyl chloride (PVCu) windows and doors for the United Kingdom homeowner market. The Company’s segment includes the sale, design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of domestic, double-glazed, replacement windows and doors.

Top Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Invesco High Income Trust II(VLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Veltor (CURRENCY:VLT) traded flat against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 22:00 PM ET on February 10th. Veltor has a total market cap of $4,119.00 and $0.00 worth of Veltor was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Veltor coin can now be purchased for about $0.0074 or 0.00000203 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges. In the last seven days, Veltor has traded up 13.9% against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Veltor (VLT) uses the hashing algorithm. Its launch date was August 12th, 2016. Veltor’s total supply is 554,855 coins. Veltor’s official Twitter account is @j_veltor.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Veltor (CURRENCY:VLT) traded flat against the dollar during the one day period ending at 22:00 PM Eastern on October 13th. In the last seven days, Veltor has traded down 16.1% against the dollar. One Veltor coin can now be bought for about $0.0307 or 0.00000491 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. Veltor has a total market capitalization of $17,044.00 and $0.00 worth of Veltor was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Veltor (CURRENCY:VLT) traded down 0.3% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on June 1st. In the last week, Veltor has traded down 0.1% against the dollar. Veltor has a total market capitalization of $35,706.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Veltor was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Veltor coin can now be purchased for approximately $0.0644 or 0.00000860 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges.

Top Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Encore Wire Corporation(WIRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Encore Wire (NASDAQ:WIRE) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

    A number of other research analysts also recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Encore Wire from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, August 10th. DA Davidson set a $60.00 target price on Encore Wire and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Encore Wire presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $60.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Encore Wire (NASDAQ: WIRE) and Arconic (NYSE:ARNC) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(PCRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pacira Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PCRX) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Saturday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PCRX) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the twenty-four ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $46.65.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PCRX) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 9,610 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 5,123% compared to the typical daily volume of 184 call options.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Pacira Pharmaceuticals (PCRX)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Pacira Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PCRX) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Thursday morning.

Top Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Alliance Data Systems Corporation(ADS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Alliance Data (ADS)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Baader Bank set a €220.00 ($255.81) price target on adidas (FRA:ADS) in a research report released on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

    Airgain (NASDAQ:AIRG) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019

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GE is a great American company. But its a company in decline, as evidenced by its recent financial performance.

Wall Street has taken notice sending its shares sharply lower in a strong overall market. So far, this year, GEs stock is down 27.30%, while its peers have been rallying. Siemens is up 17.26%, Honeywell International 17.26%, and MMM 20.92%. GEs shares have been underperforming their peers over a longer period, toosee table.

Company YTD price change Five-year price change GE -27.30% 4.56% Siemens 17.26 40.52 Honeywell International 22.62 129.10 MMM 20.92 131.65

Source: Finance.yahoo.com 10/11/17

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Rosetta Resources Inc.(ROSE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Enbridge Energy Management (NYSE: EEQ) and Rosehill Resources (NASDAQ:ROSE) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares climbed 70.3 percent to $5.45 after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) surged 39.8 percent to $1.58 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) gained 25.6 percent to $11.50. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Aytu Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ: AYTU) shares jumped 21.8 percent to $0.4798 after the company late Monday reported lighter-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) shares gained 21.1 percent to $26.77 following Q3 results.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) rose 16.8 percent to $7.1271 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) rose 13.8 percent to $2.88.
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) jumped 13.1 percent to $6.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares gained 12 percent to $5.87 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) gained 8.4 percent to $3.96 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Rosehill Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: ROSE) surged 8.4 percent to $7.90 after announcing Q1 results.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) rose 8.1 percent to $0.5171 following Q1 results.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) rose 7.7 percent to $5.6103 following Q1 results.
    Nine Energy Service, Inc. (NYSE: NINE) shares climbed 7.4 percent to $35.90.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 6.7 percent to $6.40 after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rosehill Resources (NASDAQ:ROSE) Director Harry Quarls acquired 6,700 shares of Rosehill Resources stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 17th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $8.15 per share, with a total value of $54,605.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 53,189 shares in the company, valued at $433,490.35. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: CNB Financial Corporation(CCNE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “CNB Financial (CCNE) Rating Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research” was posted by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this report on another website, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of US & international copyright and trademark laws. The legal version of this report can be accessed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3370450/cnb-financial-ccne-rating-lowered-to-sell-at-zacks-investment-research.html.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of CNB Financial (NASDAQ:CCNE) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Thursday morning.

    A number of other research analysts have also recently issued reports on CCNE. ValuEngine cut shares of CNB Financial from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of CNB Financial from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, June 14th. Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of CNB Financial in a report on Tuesday, April 17th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods assumed coverage on shares of CNB Financial in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. They issued a market perform rating and a $35.00 price target for the company. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $31.50.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of CNB Financial (NASDAQ:CCNE) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Wednesday morning.

    Several other equities research analysts have also issued reports on CCNE. Boenning Scattergood reissued a buy rating and set a $29.50 price target on shares of CNB Financial in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Zacks Investment Research lowered CNB Financial from a buy rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 20th. ValuEngine raised CNB Financial from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods initiated coverage on CNB Financial in a research report on Tuesday, April 10th. They set a market perform rating and a $35.00 price target on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $31.50.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Resolute Energy Corporation(REN )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Republic Protocol (CURRENCY:REN) traded 15% lower against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 16:00 PM E.T. on June 23rd. Over the last week, Republic Protocol has traded down 25.4% against the U.S. dollar. One Republic Protocol token can now be purchased for approximately $0.0590 or 0.00000961 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including OKEx, IDEX, DDEX and Cobinhood. Republic Protocol has a market capitalization of $32.57 million and $2.71 million worth of Republic Protocol was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Republic Protocol (CURRENCY:REN) traded 8.6% lower against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 12:00 PM E.T. on June 13th. Republic Protocol has a total market capitalization of $39.37 million and $1.56 million worth of Republic Protocol was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, Republic Protocol has traded 22.7% lower against the dollar. One Republic Protocol token can now be purchased for $0.0757 or 0.00001210 BTC on popular exchanges including Cobinhood, IDEX, DDEX and Liqui.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: MV Oil Trust(MVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    MV Oil Trust (NYSE: MVO) and Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (NYSE:PBR.A) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and dividends.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: TriCo Bancshares(TCBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News articles about TriCo Bancshares (NASDAQ:TCBK) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TriCo Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.135433392334 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Alliance Data Systems Corporation(ADS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mackay Shields LLC bought a new position in shares of Alliance Data (NYSE:ADS) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 86,884 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $18,494,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    adidas (FRA:ADS) received a €222.00 ($258.14) target price from stock analysts at Kepler Capital Markets in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Kepler Capital Markets’ price target would indicate a potential upside of 18.75% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Baader Bank set a €220.00 ($255.81) price target on adidas (FRA:ADS) in a research report released on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: HCP, Inc.(HCP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    HCP (NYSE:HCP) was downgraded by analysts at Evercore ISI from an in-line rating to an underperform rating.

    Aurubis (ETR:NDA) was given a €90.00 ($104.65) target price by analysts at Nord/LB. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

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    Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkariis set to speak at 5:30 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    KeyBanc upgraded Alteryx (NYSE: AYX) from Sector Weight to Overweight
    Stifel upgraded Knight-Swift (NYSE: KNX) from Hold to Buy
    Evercore downgraded HCP (NYSE: HCP) from In-Line to Underperform
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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    HCP (NYSE:HCP) had its price objective reduced by Morgan Stanley from $28.00 to $23.50 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. The brokerage presently has an “equal weight” rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Morgan Stanley’s price objective indicates a potential downside of 2.16% from the stock’s current price.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: CME Group Inc.(CME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cashme (CURRENCY:CME) traded down 0.1% against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 18:00 PM ET on May 23rd. One Cashme coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0003 or 0.00000003 BTC on popular exchanges. Over the last week, Cashme has traded 55.3% higher against the US dollar. Cashme has a market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Cashme was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new position in CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm purchased 24,661 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $3,989,000.

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    CME Group (Nasdaq: CME) is the world’s largest and most diverse futures exchange group, operating in four segments — the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the Chicago Board of Trade, the New York Mercantile Exchange and the Commodity Exchange.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cashme (CURRENCY:CME) traded 8.3% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 10:00 AM ET on April 22nd. During the last seven days, Cashme has traded up 0.8% against the U.S. dollar. One Cashme coin can now be purchased for about $0.0003 or 0.00000003 BTC on popular exchanges. Cashme has a market capitalization of $0.00 and $505.00 worth of Cashme was traded on exchanges in the last day.

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    Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) : “That’s an ideal stock for this market. I like the choice.”

    Aqua America (WTR) : “This is not the stock for a hot economy, even though this is a well-run company.”

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: American River Bankshares(AMRB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    American River Bank (NASDAQ:AMRB) CEO David E. Ritchie, Jr. bought 2,250 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 7th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $15.65 per share, for a total transaction of $35,212.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 20,987 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $328,446.55. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on American River Bankshares (AMRB)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    American River Bank (NASDAQ:AMRB) Director Kimberly Ann Box sold 2,900 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.64, for a total transaction of $45,356.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 15,824 shares in the company, valued at $247,487.36. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Accuray Incorporated(ARAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was mixed on Wall Street, with the Nasdaq Composite eking out minor gains even as most other major benchmarks finished down modestly. Market participants seemed largely content to see how things played out on the geopolitical front between the U.S. and North Korea, and key reversals in other financial markets helped send 10-year Treasury rates back below 3% and also resulted in a substantial drop in crude oil prices. Despite generally quiet conditions, bad news sent shares of certain companies lower. Accuray (NASDAQ:ARAY), Cincinnati Bell (NYSE:CBB), and Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ:ARAY)’s share price dropped 6.7% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $3.90 and last traded at $3.92. Approximately 1,630,500 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 120% from the average daily volume of 740,567 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.20.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019

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Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Alliance Data Systems Corporation(ADS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    WTI crude oil prices added 1.2% to hit $69.31 per barrel, while Brent crude added 1.4% to hit $74.50. The uptick came after Saudi Arabia hinted that it would like to see oil prices hit the top end of the $80 to $100 range. The key oil supplier has been working with other OPEC producers and Russia to support crude prices to reduce excessive global production. The nations’ agreement is expected to extend well into 2019 and potentially beyond that time frame.
    This morning, as it topped earnings expectations, Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) announced it will purchase the consumer health business of German pharma giant Merck KGaA (OTCMKTS: MKGAF) for nearly $4.2 billion. The deal will expand on P&G’s vitamins and health supplement business. This is the first deal made by P&G since activist investor Nelson Peltz won a board seat last year.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: PM, AXP, AMZN, COST
    Shares of Phillip Morris International Inc.(NYSE: PM) dropped 3.6% in pre-market hours after the company fell short of revenue expectations. Despite reporting earnings per share (EPS) of $1.00, a figure that topped estimates by $0.12, the firm fell short of the $7.02 billion in revenue forecasted by analysts.
    American Express Co.(NYSE: AXP) popped nearly 4% after the company easily topped Wall Street earnings after the bell Wednesday. The firm’s strategy to spend $2.35 billion on customer rewards promotions wooed a large amount of accounts and upgrades during the first three months of 2018. AXP reported EPS of $1.86 on top of $9.72 billion in revenue. Wall Street forecasted $1.71 per share on $9.20 billion.
    Amazon.com Inc.(Nasdaq: AMZN) is in focus after two stunning revelations emerged from the company on Wednesday. CEO Jeff Bezos announced that the company has more subscribers to its Prime service than Costco Corp.(Nasdaq: COST), while the average Amazon employee earned under $30,000 in 2017.
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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mackay Shields LLC bought a new position in shares of Alliance Data (NYSE:ADS) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 86,884 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $18,494,000.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Natus Medical Incorporated(BABY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE: TER) fell 10.8 percent to $37.02 in pre-market trading after the company issued downbeat Q2 guidance.
    Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW) fell 9.2 percent to $122.29 in pre-market trading. Edwards Lifesciences reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter, but issued weak earnings guidance for the second quarter.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) fell 8.8 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading after rising 4.13 percent on Tuesday.
    Gold Fields Limited (ADR) (NYSE: GFI) fell 8.6 percent to $3.61 in pre-market trading.
    Natus Medical Incorporated (NASDAQ: BABY) fell 8.2 percent to $32.95 in pre-market trading after the company issued weak forecast for the second quarter.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) shares fell 7.9 percent to $3.50 in pre-market trading after climbing 27.09 percent on Tuesday.
    Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (NYSE: BEDU) shares fell 6.7 percent to $13.58 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Sangamo Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SGMO) fell 5.9 percent to $16.75 in pre-market trading following announcement of a $200 million common stock offering.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) shares fell 5.7 percent to $3.29 in pre-market trading after declining 3.32 percent on Tuesday.
    Euronav NV (NYSE: EURN) fell 4.8 percent to $8.40 in pre-market trading.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) shares fell 4.3 percent to $4.69 in pre-market trading.
    Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc (NASDAQ: GLPI) shares fell 4.1 percent to $32.92 in pre-market trading after the company issued downbeat quarterly results and reported the retirement of CFO William Clifford

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Natus Medical (NASDAQ: BABY) and EnteroMedics (NASDAQ:RSLS) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Natus Medical (NASDAQ:BABY) is gearing up for a strong second half of the year, but the medical device maker’s investments in growth and integration of acquisitions have made for a weak start to the year.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Sun Life Financial Inc.(SLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc.(CTT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Primo Water Corporation(PRMW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Primo Water (NASDAQ:PRMW) CFO David J. Mills sold 5,934 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.50, for a total value of $80,109.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 79,624 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,074,924. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Andy Pai]

    Primo Water Corporation (Nasdaq: PRMW) appears to be the most undervalued stock in the fund. The company has a blended upside of 31.1 percent relative to its current trading price.

Best Blue Chip Stocks For 2018

Many analysts have voiced fears that the U.S. stock markets march higher is overdone.

One chart watcher, on the other hand, is suggesting the opposite.

The breakout could be just getting started, wrote Jonathan Krinsky, chief market technician at MKM Partners, in a note dated Sunday.

This view comes after Krinsky looked not at the S&P 500
SPX, +0.39%
or the Dows
DJIA, +0.36%
30 blue chips, but rather at the Value Line Geometric Index
VALUG, +0.35%
, which consists of about 1,675 U.S. stocks.

Best Blue Chip Stocks For 2018: Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc.(SRPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SRPT) shares were also up, gaining 16 percent to $47.52 following the announcement of positive results in its study for the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Skorney’s namesVertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX),Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT), and Curis (CRIS) his top biotech picks for 2017, while Ulz chosesBioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN) andParatek Pharmaceuticals (PRTK).

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRPT) saw its shares make a handy gain on Tuesday following its presentation at the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference. The companys Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) drug, Exondys 51, generated better than expected sales clocking in at $5.4 million in the fourth quarter. Previously, this DMD treatment was approved by the FDA just as recently as September 2016.

  • [By Johanna Bennett]

    Will healthinsurers pay for Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) Exondys 51?

    Thats a question that several analysts have weighed on today. It appears that payors are still actively evaluating and reevaluating coverage of the Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug Exondys 51.

    Approved by the FDA in September, the drug has met with widespread pushback from insurers like Anthem (ANTM), Humana (HUM) and UnitedHealth Group (UNH) amid concerns about its efficacy. So while Sareptas share price has more than doubled over the past 12 months, it has made a sharp retreat, falling 50% to just under $32 a share since hitting a record high $63.73 a share in late September.

    But Cowen analyst Ritu Baral says the tide maybe turning, arguing that coverage denials wont be permanent.

    As SRPT management and our Neuromuscular Disease panelist indicated to us at our recent Healthcare Conference, payor discussions are continuing regarding Exondys 51 with manageable, increasingly positive feedback. Of the major plans we have seen coverage policies released for, only Anthem (including Blue Cross Blue Shield) had previously denied coverage of Exondys, though patients could petition for coverage via a standard appeal process (see further below). Based on their February Specialty Pharmacy Medical Management Prior Authorization Drug List, it appears Anthem will add Exondys 51 to its prior auth list as of 5/1. We think this is encouraging and indicative of the evolving payor landscape surrounding Exondys 51 and more broadly, DMD. Anthem’s pick-up, together with those such as United, which started coverage on 2/1, support the idea of accelerating new patient starts, suggested by SRPT last week at our Healthcare Conference.

    …But Coverage Denials Persist (For Now), Especially Among Non-Ambulatory Patients. While we think the overwhelming majority of amenable patients will eventually be covered for Exondys 51, we do note several social media anecdote

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Yet some stocks didn’t participate in the rally, instead contending with negative news of their own. Zoe’s Kitchen (NYSE:ZOES), GOL Lineas Aereas Inteligentes (NYSE:GOL), and Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRPT) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

Best Blue Chip Stocks For 2018: Alliance Data Systems Corporation(ADS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE: ADS) which jumped 8.3% to $260.56. The stocks 52-week range is $185.02 to $263.40. Volume was roughly 1.2 million which is above the daily average of around 606,000 shares.

  • [By Teresa Rivas]

    Alliance Data Systems (ADS) was the worst performer in the S&P 500 Tuesday.

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    ADS shares fell $9.32, or 3.8%, to $238.32, compared to the S&P 500, which fell 3.38 points, or 0.14%, to 2353.78.

    The shares were hurt by a bearish note from Oppenheimer: Analysts Ben Chittenden and Dominick Gabriele initiated coverage of the stock with an Underperform rating and a $185 price target.

    Details from the note:

    Long investors seem generally to believe that the profitability of ADS’s capital-light/data-driven/tech-based businesses (Epsilon/LoyaltyOne) will turn relatively soon and that EPS will be driven by more than just the card business. The logical conclusion is the multiple should be FinTech-based. We think it’s just as easy to make the case that, while ADS had a first-mover advantage on data-driven, SKU-level analytics, competitive advantage is diminishing and the profitability of these businesses will likely take longer to turn (and likely not return to historical levels). Thus, earnings will continue to be driven by the balance sheet-intensive card business (our ’18E EPS is 6% below consensus) and should be valued as such, we think.

    Advanced Micro Devices(AMD) was the worst performer in the S&P 500 yesterday.

     

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE: ADS) which traded down 3.9% at $238.00. The stocks 52-week range is $185.02 to $254.94. Volume was 1.6 million versus the daily average of 577,000 shares.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Alliance Data Systems (ADS) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after beating the Street’s earnings and revenue expectations.

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    Alliance Data Systemsgained 8.3% to $260.62, while the S&P 500 rose 0.8% to 2,355.84.

    Evercore ISI’s David Togut and team argue that Alliance Data Systems is “checking the right boxes.” They explain:

    ADS’ 1Q/17 earnings reinforced our conviction that net charge offs will stabilize at the end of this year, driving accelerating earnings growth in 2018. Card Services surpassed our revenue and EBITDA forecasts fueled by an 80 basis point increase in gross card yield thanks to rising interest rates. Epsilon’s revenue growth accelerated to 7% from a 1% decline in 4Q/16 driven by double digit growth in Automotive, Agency and digital CRM plus an easy comparison. LoyaltyOne revenue and EBITDA fell below our estimates given soft results from AIR MILES, which is adjusting its value proposition after the Ontario Legislature last December eliminated the expiration date on AIR MILES. Overall, ADS remains on track to generate double-digit adjusted EBITDA and EPS gains in 2017, and in 2018 to accelerate EPS growth to the mid-teens given slowing headwinds from delinquencies plus operating leverage from stabilizing net charge-off rates.

    Alliance Data Systems’ market capitalization rose to $14.6 billion today from $13.5 billion yesterday.

Best Blue Chip Stocks For 2018: TRC Companies Inc.(TRR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of TRC Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRR) got a boost, shooting up 16 percent to $7.53. TRC posted Q4 earnings of $0.20 per share on revenue of $132.3 million.