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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019

Berkshire Hathaway recently reported its equity holdings through Form 13-F and caught the market by surprise with some additions and sales.

As the market fixates on individual purchases and sales, I’ve found looking more broadly at the portfolio reveals valuable insight into Warren Buffett’s outlook on stocks.

In fact, Buffett’s portfolio is surprisingly concentrated in just three industries.

Combining this with position changes in individual stocks, investors may be able to get ahead of The Oracle of Omaha by investing in best-of-breed companies within the industries.

What’s In Warren Buffett’s Portfolio?
Buffett took the lead in 1965 and has rewarded investors ever since. Returns on shares of Berkshire Hathaway have climbed 20% annually over the last 38 years, easily beating the S&P 500. That means instant market buzz anytime the company files its Form 13-F, a regulatory disclosure of portfolio holdings, which was released  May 15 showing first-quarter activity.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: China BAK Battery Inc.(CBAK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ:MXWL) and CBAK Energy Technology (NASDAQ:CBAK) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Apartment Investment and Management Company(AIV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News headlines about Apartment Investment and Management (NYSE:AIV) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Apartment Investment and Management earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.6669103193152 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Apartment Investment and Management (AIV)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Apartment Investment and Management (NYSE:AIV)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by equities researchers at BMO Capital Markets in a research report issued on Thursday. They currently have a $44.00 price target on the real estate investment trust’s stock. BMO Capital Markets’ price target suggests a potential upside of 3.92% from the company’s current price.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc.(SASR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Maltese Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR) by 230.4% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 330,712 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 230,611 shares during the quarter. Maltese Capital Management LLC owned approximately 0.93% of Sandy Spring Bancorp worth $12,818,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR) Director Mark C. Michael sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.30, for a total value of $41,300.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 81,590 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,369,667. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rhumbline Advisers grew its stake in Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR) by 6.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 37,142 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,355 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned approximately 0.10% of Sandy Spring Bancorp worth $1,523,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Sandy Spring Bancorp (NASDAQ:SASR) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report report published on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR) by 10.2% during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 2,889,039 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 267,422 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned approximately 0.08% of Sandy Spring Bancorp worth $118,480,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Akebia Therapeutics, Inc.(AKBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Novo AInogen Inc (INGN) – 3,549,320 shares, 59.83% of the total portfolio. Acceleron Pharma Inc (XLRN) – 1,553,937 shares, 9.34% of the total portfolio. Dermira Inc (DERM) – 1,984,364 shares, 7.81% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 3.27%Corvus Pharmaceuticals Inc (CRVS) – 3,244,046 shares, 4.76% of the total portfolio. Akebia Therapeutics Inc (AKBA) – 2,225,000 shares, 4

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    PNC Financial Services Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Akebia Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:AKBA) by 653,850.0% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 313,896 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after buying an additional 313,848 shares during the quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. owned 0.55% of Akebia Therapeutics worth $2,991,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about Akebia Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AKBA) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Akebia Therapeutics earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 47.5573804215754 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    In response to the companies signing a merger agreement, shares of Akebia Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AKBA) and Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:KERX) fell 18% and 12%, respectively, as of 10:47 a.m. EDT on Thursday. 

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Invesco Pennsylvania Value Municipal Income Trust(VPV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about Invesco Pennsylvania Value Mncpl Incm Tr (NYSE:VPV) have been trending very positive recently, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Invesco Pennsylvania Value Mncpl Incm Tr earned a news impact score of 0.65 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.6094961265878 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019

U.K. stocks fell Friday, pulling back from a nearly four-week high, with mining stocks knocked by worries about escalating tensions between the U.S. and China on trade issues.

How markets are performing

The FTSE 100 index
UKX, -0.99%
dropped 0.7% to 7,708.42. On Thursday, the index rose 0.8% and ended at its highest since May 23, according to WSJ Market Data Group.

Top Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Hanesbrands Inc.(HBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Citi Trends (NASDAQ: CTRN) and Hanesbrands (NYSE:HBI) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI) dropped about 0.7% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $16.38. Shares closed at $13.51 on Thursday and the stock’s 52-week high is $25.73. Volume of about 6.1 million shares was about 15% below the daily average. The company had no specific news but when it reported Q1 results earlier in the week, the outlook for the rest of the year was quite cautious.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    But there are some exceptions. International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), Skechers (NYSE:SKX), and Hanesbrands (NYSE:HBI) are all good companies, and they all sport pessimistic valuations. I own all three, and I think you should consider them for your portfolio as well.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Hanesbrands (HBI)

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Top Performing Stocks To Buy For 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 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.

  • [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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Top Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Lincoln Educational Services Corporation(LINC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Lincoln Educational Services Co. (NASDAQ:LINC) – Equities research analysts at Barrington Research cut their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Lincoln Educational Services in a report released on Wednesday, May 9th. Barrington Research analyst A. Paris. Jr now anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of ($0.02) for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of ($0.01). Barrington Research has a “Buy” rating and a $2.50 price target on the stock. Barrington Research also issued estimates for Lincoln Educational Services’ FY2018 earnings at ($0.14) EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Lincoln Educational Services (LINC)

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Top Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Apartment Investment and Management Company(AIV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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    Jefferies Financial Group Initiates Coverage on Apartment Investment and Management (AIV) (americanbankingnews.com) Free Research Report as Apartment Investment and Managements AFFO Rose 6% (finance.yahoo.com) $245.43 Million in Sales Expected for Apartment Investment and Management Co (AIV) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) $0.61 EPS Expected for Apartment Investment and Management Co (AIV) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Apartment Investment and Management (AIV) PT Raised to $48.00 (americanbankingnews.com)

    AIV has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Apartment Investment and Management from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, February 19th. BMO Capital Markets raised shares of Apartment Investment and Management from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $42.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. SunTrust Banks set a $44.00 target price on shares of Apartment Investment and Management and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Barclays reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 target price on shares of Apartment Investment and Management in a research note on Tuesday, March 13th. Finally, Zelman & Associates lowered shares of Apartment Investment and Management from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 10th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $46.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Apartment Investment and Management (AIV)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Apartment Investment and Management (NYSE:AIV)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by equities researchers at BMO Capital Markets in a research report issued on Thursday. They currently have a $44.00 price target on the real estate investment trust’s stock. BMO Capital Markets’ price target suggests a potential upside of 3.92% from the company’s current price.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

Oil and gas majors like ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) and Royal Dutch Shell Plc (NYSE:RDS-B) have had a rough run since mid-2014. But these two industry giants are making the changes needed to deal with today’s difficult energy markets, just like they’ve done time and time before. You could worry, but you really don’t need to. Here are their bonafides.

The stalwart

Exxon has gotten a lot of bad press recently. It’s being investigated by several states over its disclosure practices when it comes to the impact of global warming on its business. And it just pulled 3.3 billion barrels of oil from its reserves, an unusual occurrence for this conservatively-run company. But business doesn’t move in a straight line — it’s a sine curve. And since mid-2014 oil has been a tough business.

Image source: ExxonMobil Corporation.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Versum Materials, Inc. (VSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about Versum Materials (NYSE:VSM) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Versum Materials earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.4354866491979 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Apartment Investment and Management Company(AIV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Apartment Investment & Management (AIV) tumbled today, as the weakness in real-estate investment trusts following Donald Trump’s surprise election continued today. It was the second-biggest loser in the S&P 500 today.

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    Shares of Apartment Investment & Management dropped 4.1% to $41.03 today, while the Real Estate SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR) fell 1.1% to $90.03. The S&P 500 rose rose 0.8% to 2,180.39.

    In a note released yesterday, Raymond James analyst Buck Horne and team cut their price target on Apartment Investment & Management to $50 from $50, even as they maintained their Strong Buy rating. They explain why:

    Prefacing our comment qualifying the significant economic uncertainties that have arisen post Tuesdays election, we are maintaining our Strong Buy rating onApartment Investment & Management shares while slightly adjusting our target price (to $50 from $52) and net-asset-value estimate (down $1 to $48.51/share). These adjustments are solely to reflect slightly more conservatism in our cap rate assumptions following the post-election interest rate shifts. We continue to find Apartment Investment & Managements risk/reward profile compelling in this environment as its diversified class B-priced portfolio should prove more resilient to supply pressures and benefit from the growing shortage of affordable workforce housing. In an inflationary environment with potentially declining housing affordability, we are particularly attracted to Aimcos price points, demographics, and balance sheet full of long-dated, non-recourse, fixed rate leverage.

    Apartment Investment & Management reported net income of $67 million on sales of $978 million in 2015.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) sunk to the bottom of the S&P 500–narrowly beating out Apartment Investment and Management (AIV)–as the parent company of the Food Network and other channels gave back a chunk of its post-elections gains.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: DXP Enterprises Inc.(DXPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of DXP Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ: DXPE) got a boost, shooting up 22 percent to $40.27 after the company posted upbeat quarterly results.

    Nature's Sunshine Prod. (NASDAQ: NATR) shares were also up, gaining 28 percent to $11.35 as the company disclosed that it has received its direct selling license in China.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of DXP Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ: DXPE) were down 17 percent to $24.00. DXP Enterprises reported preliminary revenue of $228 million to $231 million for the third quarter.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Liquor Stores N.A. Ltd. (LQSIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    It also holds just under 20 percent share of Liquor Stores N.A. (OTCPK:LQSIF) and over 17 percent of Radient Technologies Inc. (OTC:RDDTF). Aurora has other holdings as well.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Foresight Energy LP(FELP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    We rate FORESIGHT ENERGY LP as a Sell with a ratings score of E+. This is based on a variety of negative investment measures, which should drive this stock to significantly underperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company’s weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, poor profit margins, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and feeble growth in its earnings per share. 

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock’s performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 83.17%, worse than the S&P 500’s performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company’s earnings per share are down 82.85% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock’s sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.

     

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    After the recent distribution cut, Foresight’s distribution coverage is over 6.0x with much of the future cash flow dedicated to reducing leverage. It has over 80% of its coal sales priced for next year and its costs should improve as the low cost Hillsboro mine comes back into production early next year. It is also benefitting from cost synergies with the Murray operations. We believe Foresight’s new distribution level is sustainable. With its 15.5% yield, we feel FELP could be attractive to income seeking investors. 

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 18.59 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company. To add to this, FELP has a quick ratio of 0.56, this demonstrates the lack of ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.

     

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    FORESIGHT ENERGY LP has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. We feel it is likely to report a decline in earnings in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, FORESIGHT ENERGY LP increased its bottom line by earning $0.78 versus $0.08 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 67.9% in earnings ($0.25 versus $0.78).

     

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Unilife Corporation(UNIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Unilife Corp (NASDAQ: UNIS) shares dropped 76 percent to $0.295. Unilife reduced its workforce by 51 employees and expects to record charge of $0.6 million.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Fortive Corporation (FTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Fortive Corp. (NYSE: FTV) was started as Sector Perform at RBC Capital Markets.

    Herman Miller Inc. (NASDAQ: MLHR) was raised to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Last year at this time, we said we can only hope for a bit more growth, and at least bottoming for many of those stubborn energy/commodity/industrial end markets, less FX headwind, pricing support and cost reduction plus smart capital deployment, be it M&A, Capex, and/or buybacks/dividends that might actually lead to stock outperformance. In fact, we did get a bit more growth and many of the stubborn end markets appear to have bottomed, while most of those other items also did play out. The stocks under our coverage outperformed the S&P (which was up >10% itself) by more than 14% on average, led byIngersoll-Rand (+37%),Rockwell Automation (+31%),Eaton (+30%) and Fortive (FTV) (+26%) with Allegion (ALLE) (-2%) andGeneral Electric (+2%) the worst performing.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    You don’t have to take my word for it — let’s look at the trading history of the company. Or rather, at the parts of Danaher that existed before the spinoff of Fortive Corporation (NYSE:FTV). In a nutshell, the Fortive separation took out most of the cyclical parts of Danaher and left the remaining company with four segments, namely life sciences, diagnostics, dental, and environmental & applied solutions.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: NewStar Financial, Inc.(NEWS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: HMS Holdings Corp(HMSY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares rose 35.8 percent to $3.00.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares surged 32 percent to $8.94 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) gained 29.6 percent to $24.62. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares rose 26.8 percent to $32.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) gained 25 percent to $7.185 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares climbed 23.7 percent to $122.87 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.2 percent to $8.4999 after reporting Q2 results.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) gained 22.2 percent to $41.27 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 22.2 percent to $57.955 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) jumped 19.7 percent to $6.12 after reporting Q1 results.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 16.4 percent to $21.00 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares rose 16.4 percent to $12.21 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares gained 14.9 percent to $63.75 following Q1 results.
    Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL) shares climbed 14.5 percent to $23.98 folloiwng strong Q1 results.
    B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) climbed 12.6 percent to $25.40 after reporting Q1 earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: HMSY) shares gained 10 percent to $19.59 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7 percent to $10.09 following Q3 r
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 34.7 percent to $45.50 in pre-market trading following news that the FDA has approved Andexxa for the reversal of factor Xa inhibitors.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 15.7 percent to $6.65 in pre-market trading after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    China Recycling Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: CREG) rose 14.7 percent to $2.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 57.89 percent on Thursday.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 11 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) rose 9.2 percent to $1.90 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 9.1 percent to $51.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) rose 9 percent to $12.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted Q1 results and agreed to acquire HealthGrid.
    Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) rose 7.6 percent to $75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings outlook from $2.40-$2.70 to $3-$3.20.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7.5 percent to $10.15 in pre-market trading following Q3 results.
    Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) rose 4.5 percent to $11.83 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly earnings.
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) shares rose 4.4 percent to $190.50 in the pre-market trading session as the company posted upbeat Q4 results.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) shares rose 3.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.98 percent on Thursday.
    Newell Brands Inc (NYSE: NWL) shares rose 3.6 percent to $27.65 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: H
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares jumped 29.86 percent to close at $2.87 on Friday.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares gained 28.87 percent to close at $8.75 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Mexco Energy Corporation (NYSE: MXC) gained 27.02 percent to close at $5.4744.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) climbed 26 percent to close at $23.94. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 25.64 percent to close at $42.44 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.19 percent to close at $8.50 after reporting Q2 results.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares gained 22.45 percent to close at $31.58 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) gained 22.31 percent to close at $6.25 after reporting Q1 results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares jumped 22.27 percent to close at $121.46 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Jerash Holdings (US), Inc. (NASDAQ: JRSH) gained 20.86 percent to close at $8.46.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 19.83 percent to close at $6.89 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 18.01 percent to close at $55.95 on Friday after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 17.73 percent to close at $21.25 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Schmitt Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMIT) rose 17.41 percent to close at $2.36.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares gained 16.78 percent to close at $12.25 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares rose 14.23 percent to close at $63.40 following Q1 result

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: American Assets Trust, Inc.(AAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Markus Aarnio]

    Owens Realty Mortgage’s competitors include American Assets Trust (AAT), Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE) and Boston Properties (BXP). American Assets Trust has seen five insider buy transactions and four insider sell transactions this year. American Assets Trust has a dividend yield of 2.78%. Alexandria Real Estate Equities has seen 14 insider sell transactions this year. Alexandria Real Estate Equities has a dividend yield of 4.10%. Boston Properties has seen one insider buy transaction and four insider sell transactions this year. Boston Properties has a dividend yield of 2.43%.

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better investing: National Health Investors, Inc.(NHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    National Health Investors Inc (NYSE: NHI) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $1.17 per share on revenue of $57.82 million.

    Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.B) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $1.75 per share.

better investing: SPDR Wells Fargo Preferred Stock ETF (PSK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    DWFI holds five other SSgA fixed income ETFs, including the SPDR Wells Fargo Preferred Stock ETF (NYSE: PSK). PSK is DWFI's largest holding at a weight of 25.2 percent. DWFI's second-largest holding is an allocation of almost 25 percent to the SPDR Nuveen Barclays Municipal Bond ETF (NYSE: TFI).

better investing: Apartment Investment and Management Company(AIV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Apartment Investment & Management (AIV) tumbled today, as the weakness in real-estate investment trusts following Donald Trump’s surprise election continued today. It was the second-biggest loser in the S&P 500 today.

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    Shares of Apartment Investment & Management dropped 4.1% to $41.03 today, while the Real Estate SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF (RWR) fell 1.1% to $90.03. The S&P 500 rose rose 0.8% to 2,180.39.

    In a note released yesterday, Raymond James analyst Buck Horne and team cut their price target on Apartment Investment & Management to $50 from $50, even as they maintained their Strong Buy rating. They explain why:

    Prefacing our comment qualifying the significant economic uncertainties that have arisen post Tuesdays election, we are maintaining our Strong Buy rating onApartment Investment & Management shares while slightly adjusting our target price (to $50 from $52) and net-asset-value estimate (down $1 to $48.51/share). These adjustments are solely to reflect slightly more conservatism in our cap rate assumptions following the post-election interest rate shifts. We continue to find Apartment Investment & Managements risk/reward profile compelling in this environment as its diversified class B-priced portfolio should prove more resilient to supply pressures and benefit from the growing shortage of affordable workforce housing. In an inflationary environment with potentially declining housing affordability, we are particularly attracted to Aimcos price points, demographics, and balance sheet full of long-dated, non-recourse, fixed rate leverage.

    Apartment Investment & Management reported net income of $67 million on sales of $978 million in 2015.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) sunk to the bottom of the S&P 500–narrowly beating out Apartment Investment and Management (AIV)–as the parent company of the Food Network and other channels gave back a chunk of its post-elections gains.

better investing: Telefonica Brasil S.A.(VIV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sofia Horta e Costa]

    Vivendi (VIV) rose 2.7 percent to 17.15 euros. Music, pay-TV, European cinema and Internet in Brazil will make up a new media group based in France after the split with phone unit SFR, according to a statement yesterday.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, telecommunications services shares slipped by 0.08 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (ADR) (NYSE: TKC), down 2 percent, and Telefonica Brasil SA (ADR) (NYSE: VIV), down 2.5 percent.

better investing: RPX Corporation(RPXC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the industrial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Westport Fuel Systems Inc (NASDAQ: WPRT) and RPX Corp (NASDAQ: RPXC).

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of risk management company RPX Corp. (NASDAQ:RPXC) popped as much as 15% in trading Wednesday after buyout rumors started to swirl in the market. At 2:55 p.m. EST, shares had settled down to an 11.2% gain on the day.