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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Cincinnati Bell Inc(CBB)

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 Stephan Byrd]

    Laurion Capital Management LP purchased a new stake in shares of Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 44,180 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $694,000. Laurion Capital Management LP owned about 0.09% of Cincinnati Bell at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cincinnati Bell (NYSE:CBB) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 9th. The utilities provider reported ($0.19) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.15) by ($0.04). Cincinnati Bell had a negative net margin of 2.77% and a negative return on equity of 0.61%. The company had revenue of $296.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $296.69 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted ($0.01) earnings per share. Cincinnati Bell’s revenue was up 6.5% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that Cincinnati Bell Inc. will post -0.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    An issue of Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) bonds fell 0.8% as a percentage of their face value during trading on Thursday. The high-yield debt issue has a 7% coupon and will mature on July 15, 2024. The debt is now trading at $89.25 and was trading at $90.25 one week ago. Price moves in a company’s bonds in credit markets often predict parallel moves in its stock price.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Anthem, Inc.(ANTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Antimatter (CURRENCY:ANTX) traded flat against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 12:00 PM E.T. on July 22nd. In the last seven days, Antimatter has traded up 17.8% against the U.S. dollar. Antimatter has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $1.00 worth of Antimatter was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Antimatter coin can currently be bought for $0.0001 or 0.00000001 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Antimatter (CURRENCY:ANTX) traded 10.9% lower against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on June 10th. One Antimatter coin can now be purchased for approximately $0.0001 or 0.00000002 BTC on exchanges. During the last seven days, Antimatter has traded 12.5% lower against the US dollar. Antimatter has a market cap of $0.00 and $7.00 worth of Antimatter was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: QuickLogic Corporation(QUIK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media headlines about QuickLogic (NASDAQ:QUIK) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. QuickLogic earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.5432440392545 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    QuickLogic Corp. (NASDAQ: QUIK) traded down about 33% Thursday and posted a new 52-week low of $1.05 after closing Wednesday at $1.56. The stock’s 52-week high is $2.22. Volume totaled around 4.8 million, about 30 times the daily average of around 180,000. The company priced a secondary offering of 13.5 million units including 0.4 of a warrant at $1.15 per unit.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: SVB Financial Group(SIVB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Moody Aldrich Partners LLC trimmed its position in shares of SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) by 24.5% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 951 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 309 shares during the period. Moody Aldrich Partners LLC’s holdings in SVB Financial Group were worth $275,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Maltese Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor purchased 46,400 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $11,136,000.

  • [By David Zeiler]

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    Date of inception: May 16 Assets under management: $6.4 million Number of holdings: 34 Top five: Taiwan Semiconductor (NYSE ADR: TSM), Global Unichip Corp., GMO Internet Inc., SVB Financial Group (NYSE: SIVB), Overstock.com Inc. (Nasdaq: OSTK) Expense ratio: 0.88% Gain/Loss year to date: +3.53% NAV: $25.62

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    SVB Financial (NASDAQ:SIVB) has been the best-performing large-bank stock of 2018 so far, fueled by a strong private equity market and improved efficiency. In this Industry Focus: Financials clip, host Shannon Jones and Motley Fool contributor Matt Frankel discuss SVB’s business model, why the stock has performed so well, and what investors need to know about the company.

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) stunned Wall Street with its first quarter earnings report. The bank holding company earned $195 million in the first quarter, a 92% increase from the year ago period. It also raised guidance for the remainder of the year, raising its outlook for growth in loans, deposits, net interest income, and more. 

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Transglobe Energy Corp(TGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about TransGlobe Energy (NASDAQ:TGA) (TSE:TGL) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. TransGlobe Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.8745142486822 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are the top performers from last week…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: STAF) $2.58 96.35%
    IZEA Inc. (Nasdaq: IZEA) $1.65 85.19%
    ShiftPixy Inc. (Nasdaq: PIXY) $3.35 78.38%
    MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (Nasdaq: MTSL) $3.31 41.07%
    IsoRay Inc. (NYSE: ISR) $0.60 38.64%
    TransGlobe Energy Corp. (Nasdaq: TGA) $3.74 37.76%
    Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCMKTS: ATNM) $0.27 26.31%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.56 24.58%
    Bridgeline Digital Inc. (Nasdaq: BLIN) $1.51 24.51%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $0.91 24.03%

    While these penny stocks generated strong returns last week, they’re unlikely to produce the same level of profit again anytime soon.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares jumped 113.5 percent to $0.6737 after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares rose 35.34 percent to close at $3.32.
    Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW) shares gained 30.36 percent to $3.65.
    Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: XTNT) shares jumped 25.6 percent to $7.4701 after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for InTice™-C Porous Titanium Cervical Interbody System.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares surged 20 percent to $2.495.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) surged 17.04 percent to $2.61.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 15 percent to $8.32 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the development of next generation interactive educational activities.
    Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) gained 15 percent to $3.39.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 13.7 percent to $49.64. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    FRONTEO, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTEO) shares rose 11.8 percent to $20.956.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares jumped 11.1 percent to $3.38.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) rose 10.6 percent to $7.41.
    NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) shares gained 9 percent to $2.32.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) rose 7.6 percent to $24.19. Northcoast Research upgraded Kelly Services from Neutral to Buy.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares climbed 5.6 percent to $33.70. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX) gained 5.5 percent to $32.56. KeyBanc upgraded Alteryx from Sector Weight to Overweight.
    Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TransGlobe Energy (NASDAQ:TGA) (TSE:TGL) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “TransGlobe Energy Corporation (TGA) is an oil exploration and production company. It is a Calgary-based, growth-oriented oil and gas exploration and development company. TransGlobe is dedicated on improving productivity through promoting good oilfield development and exploitation practices including the implementation of industry leading secondary and tertiary recovery methods as well as improvements to production and transportation infrastructure. The Company conducts its operations through the Arab Republic of Egypt segment. It is primarily engaged in oil exploration, development, production and the acquisition of properties. TransGlobe Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, explores for, develops, and produces crude oil and natural gas liquids in Egypt and Canada. It holds working interests in West Gharib, West Bakr, North West Gharib, South West Gharib, South East Gharib, South Ghazalat, South Alamein, and North West Sitra production sharing contracts. “

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of TransGlobe Energy (NASDAQ:TGA) (TSE:TGL) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Tuesday.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Meridian Bioscience Inc.(VIVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Meridian Bioscience (NASDAQ:VIVO) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    VIVO (CURRENCY:VIVO) traded up 1.3% against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 22:00 PM Eastern on September 23rd. VIVO has a market cap of $299,503.00 and $1,152.00 worth of VIVO was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last seven days, VIVO has traded down 0.9% against the dollar. One VIVO coin can now be bought for about $0.11 or 0.00001625 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Stocks.Exchange, CryptoBridge and Cryptopia.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Intellia Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NTLA) and Meridian Bioscience (NASDAQ:VIVO) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and dividends.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: STERIS Corporation(STE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Steris (NYSE: STE) and Consort Medical (OTCMKTS:CSRMY) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Thrivent Financial for Lutherans increased its holdings in Steris PLC (NYSE:STE) by 3.8% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 19,289 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 714 shares during the quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans’ holdings in Steris were worth $1,801,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Rewalk Robotics (NASDAQ: RWLK) and Steris (NYSE:STE) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Acadia Realty Trust(AKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Corecivic (NYSE:CXW) and Acadia Realty Trust (NYSE:AKR) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Acadia Realty Trust (AKR)

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc.(CVRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Corindus Vascular Robotics (NYSEAMERICAN:CVRS) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The medical equipment provider reported ($0.08) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.05) by ($0.03), Bloomberg Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $1.49 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.20 million. Corindus Vascular Robotics had a negative return on equity of 110.93% and a negative net margin of 323.84%.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are the top performers from last week…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) $1.83 165.71%
    Radisys Corp. (Nasdaq: RSYS) $1.55 115.68%
    Ascent Capital Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ASCMA) $3.71 43.12%
    Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp. (Nasdaq: ADMP) $4.36 40.63%
    Tintri Inc. (Nasdaq: TNTR) $0.18 40.49%
    Prana Biotechnology Ltd. (Nasdaq: PRAN) $2.35 39.96%
    Micronet Enertec Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: MICT) $1.60 39.40%
    Corindus Vascular Robotics (NYSE: CVRS) $1.17 34.40%
    ParkerVision Inc. (Nasdaq: PRKR) $0.70 30.65%
    SuperCom Ltd. (Nasdaq: SPCB) $0.24 30.10%

    While these gains are exciting, they pale in comparison to the profit potential of our top penny stock to buy this week.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Electronics for Imaging Inc.(EFII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Electronics For Imaging (EFII)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Electronics For Imaging (EFII)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY lessened its holdings in shares of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFII) by 53.3% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 14,882 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 17,018 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY’s holdings in Electronics For Imaging were worth $439,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019

A disconnect between the best- and worst-performing sectors this year is raising a note of caution to some market watchers.

Recently, the degree to which the 2018 market-leading consumer discretionary sector is outperforming the biggest laggard, consumer staples, has reached extremes, said Larry McDonald, editor of the Bear Traps Report.

He recently flagged this development as a warning sign to his clients. Here are his reasons why.

• Consumer discretionary stocks are surging this year, led by names like Netflix and Amazon. The group’s outperformance relative to the staples, down more than 11 percent this year, is currently near two standard deviations outside the average for the past 30 years.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Acadia Realty Trust(AKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Acadia Realty Trust (AKR)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Corecivic (NYSE:CXW) and Acadia Realty Trust (NYSE:AKR) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Anavex Life Sciences Corp.(AVXL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Medpace (NASDAQ: MEDP) and Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News stories about Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Anavex Life Sciences earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.1730416635586 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL)’s share price shot up 4.8% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $4.35 and last traded at $3.93. 14,995 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 98% from the average session volume of 606,708 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.13.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Reaves Utility Income Fund(UTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of UNITE Group plc (LON:UTG) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the six brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 878.75 ($11.45).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Liberum Capital restated their buy rating on shares of UNITE Group (LON:UTG) in a research note released on Friday morning.

    UTG has been the topic of a number of other reports. Peel Hunt restated a buy rating and issued a GBX 870 ($11.58) price target on shares of UNITE Group in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Morgan Stanley raised their price target on shares of UNITE Group from GBX 710 ($9.45) to GBX 850 ($11.32) and gave the stock an equal weight rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. Numis Securities restated a restricted rating and issued a GBX 892 ($11.88) price target on shares of UNITE Group in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price target on shares of UNITE Group from GBX 850 ($11.32) to GBX 900 ($11.98) and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of GBX 862.83 ($11.49).

  • [By ]

    Or they can opt for a closed-end fund (CEF), like Wells Fargo Utilities and High Income Fund (NYSE: ERH) or Reaves Utility Income Fund (NYSE: UTG). Both deliver yields much higher than the 3.6% yield of XLU. Most recently, ERH was yielding 7.2% and UTG was yielding 6.7% thanks to the use of leverage.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Axcelis Technologies Inc.(ACLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By ]

    3. Axcelis Technologies (Nasdaq: ACLS)
    It is the technical price pattern that first caught my eye with this $800 million market cap small cap.  Shares dropped to a $22.00 low in mid-February but have since been slowly and steadily moving higher toward resistance at both the 50- and 200-day SMAs. In and of itself, this is not enough impetus to get long. However, when combined with the fundamental picture, a compelling long thesis emerges.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Alps Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of Axcelis Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:ACLS) by 13.4% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 20,773 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,457 shares during the period. Alps Advisors Inc. owned approximately 0.06% of Axcelis Technologies worth $596,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Intuitive Surgical Inc.(ISRG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) is on a roll that doesn’t appear to be slowing down at all. Shares of the robotic surgical systems maker skyrocketed nearly 73% last year. So far in 2018, Intuitive Surgical stock is up close to 40%.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    Shareholders of Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) have had plenty to celebrate in 2018. The robotic-surgery pioneer has seen its shares jump 44% so far this year, compared to just a 3% return for the S&P 500. The company’s ability to consistently grow its existing market and expand into newer ones has been a hallmark of its success.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Right now, it’s time for that yearly review of the ones he picked to honor the month, and also the briefly famous pregnant giraffe: five companies, and the first letters of their tickers spelled out A-P-R-I-L. They were Axon Enterprise (NASDAQ:AAXN), Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacific (NYSE:PAC), ResMed (NYSE:RMD), Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG), and Live Nation (NYSE:LYV).

  • [By Chris Hill]

    But there was more upbeat news elsewhere, with No. 3 airline United Continental (NYSE:UAL) beating on earnings and freight rail titan CSX (NASDAQ:CSX) delivering record first-quarter numbers. Also on the rapid growth train: Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG), whose da Vinci systems are selling at an impressive rate. And speaking of sales of tech products, the guys close out the episode by explaining why it’s a win-win that Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) are joining forces to sell smart TVs.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    While I have faith in all the stocks in my portfolio, five stick out as high-conviction picks for the next five years. All five have demonstrated they can defend their core business, while pursuing profitable ways to further their missions. These five are Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG), Axon Enterprise (NASDAQ:AAXN), and Tencent Holdings (NASDAQOTH:TCEHY)

  • [By Anders Bylund, Leo Sun, and Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Read on to see why you should forget about bitcoin and Ethereum in favor of Taiwan Semiconductor (NYSE:TSM), eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY), and Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) — at least when it comes to serious investments for the long term.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Matrix Service Company(MTRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Matrix Service Co (NASDAQ:MTRX) insider James P. Ryan sold 2,774 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.95, for a total value of $52,567.30. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 70,290 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,331,995.50. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Matrix Service (NASDAQ:MTRX) – Stock analysts at KeyCorp decreased their FY2018 EPS estimates for shares of Matrix Service in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, May 15th. KeyCorp analyst T. Afzal now expects that the oil and gas company will post earnings of $0.23 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $0.65. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Matrix Service’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.07 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Matrix Service (NASDAQ:MTRX) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Matrix Service (NASDAQ:MTRX) issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Monday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.85-1.15 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.94. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.25-1.35 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.25 billion.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Matrix Service Co (NASDAQ:MTRX) CEO John R. Hewitt sold 17,816 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.25, for a total transaction of $342,958.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 261,213 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,028,350.25. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    This is just the start of the cryptocurrency revolution…

    Shares of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) fell 1.2% after founder and Chair Jack Ma announced he will be stepping down next year. Ma said that the demands of the chair role required tireless “ability and energy.” The firm said that CEO Daniel Zhang will assume the position in 12 months. Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) shares added more than 3% this morning despite the recent departure of senior level executives Dave Morton and Gaby Toledano. The company has seen 41 executives depart the firm this year, but little explanation has been provided for the mass exodus. CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) stock will be in focus after news broke that CEO Leslie Moonves will be stepping down. The media executive has faced multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. The firm said that acting COO Joseph Ianniello could fill the CEO role until the board of directors finds a “permanent successor.” Look for earnings reports from Casey’s General Stores Inc. (Nasdaq: CASY), National Beverage Corp. (Nasdaq: FIZZ), Limoniera Co. (Nasdaq: LMNR), and Matrix Service Co. (Nasdaq: MTRX).

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Washington Real Estate Investment Trust(WRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $31.33.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Colony Group LLC cut its stake in shares of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) by 8.4% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 26,266 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 2,410 shares during the period. Colony Group LLC’s holdings in Washington Real Estate Investment Trust were worth $797,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. purchased a new stake in Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 7,205 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $219,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight ratings firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $29.75.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: PICO Holdings Inc.(PICO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NEW WORLD Dev L/ADR (OTCMKTS: NDVLY) and Pico (NASDAQ:PICO) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PICO (NASDAQ: PICO) and Urban Edge Properties (NYSE:UE) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Land Securities Group (OTCMKTS: LSGOF) and Pico (NASDAQ:PICO) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pico (NASDAQ: PICO) and Ellington Financial (NYSE:EFC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Pico (NASDAQ:PICO) was upgraded by equities research analysts at TheStreet from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a report released on Friday.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: CoreSite Realty Corporation(COR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jack Delaney]

    Take CoreSite Realty Corp. (NYSE: COR), for example. The stock price not only climbed 43.66% from 2017 to 2018, but it also pays its shareholders a dividend of $3.92 per share.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    United Services Automobile Association lifted its holdings in shares of CoreSite Realty Corp (NYSE:COR) by 17.2% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 7,411 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 1,089 shares during the period. United Services Automobile Association’s holdings in CoreSite Realty were worth $821,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CORION (CURRENCY:COR) traded 0.1% higher against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 11:00 AM Eastern on June 12th. One CORION token can currently be purchased for about $0.0711 or 0.00001050 BTC on exchanges. Over the last week, CORION has traded down 38.7% against the dollar. CORION has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $1,404.00 worth of CORION was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Molson Coors Brewing Company(TAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

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    Your Top 3 Cannabis Stories for June 28
    Maryland voted for a pro-marijuana candidate for governor this week. Ben Jealous won the democratic nomination, and if elected, he would use cannabis tax revenue to fund pre-K education throughout the state. Investors are speculating that Canadian brewer Molson Coors Brewing Co. (NYSE: TAP) may be getting into the marijuana business. Bloomberg reported on June 25 that the beverage giant is considering a move into cannabis-infused beverages in Canada. Though the report hasn’t been confirmed by Molson, a company presentation on June 6 said that it was exploring the opportunities and risks of entering the market. Justin Staples, a former NFL linebacker, is starting a new career in the cannabis industry. He was hired as the Director of Business Development for Revolution Enterprises, according to a June 27 Forbes “I’m joining the Revolution Team at a true industry inflection point because my values align with Revolution’s success in providing Illinois patients cannabis medicine as an alternative to addictive opioids,” Staples said in the Forbes report. When the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement expires in 2020, some believe the league will update its policies and allow medical marijuana for pain management.
    Four Cannabis Stocks Potentially Destined to Soar Up to 1,000% Election Year

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Another red flag came in early May, when Molson Coors Brewing (NYSE:TAP) delivered its first-quarter operating results. Sales for the beer giant declined 2.5% in Canada, an unsightly 5.8% in the U.S., and lost their fizzle in Europe and other international markets, too. Excluding a number of one-time items, Molson Coors’ adjusted profit fell about 40% shy of analysts’ expectations, and Wall Street responded by shellacking shares of the company, sending it to its worst single-day performance in 13 years. 

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    But while megabrewers like Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) and Molson Coors (NYSE:TAP) continue to see overall sales shrink, craft beer at least can say its business is still growing. While the heady double-digit growth rates of the past decade are probably a thing of the past, sales volumes still rose 5% in 2017 for craft brewers, and small and independent brewers account for nearly 13% of the total market by volume, according to a report in The Washington Post.

  • [By ]

    It’s always important to know the difference between a broken stock and a broken company, Cramer reminded viewers, as he compared two companies with similar names, but very different outlooks. He looked at accessory maker Michael Kors (KORS) versus brewer Molson Coors (TAP) .

  • [By Sean Williams]

    At the beginning of August, Molson Coors Brewing Co. (NYSE:TAP) announced that it was tapping into the cannabis market by forming a joint venture with HEXO Corp. (previously known as Hydropothecary). This joint venture would allow Molson Coors and HEXO to collaborate on cannabis-infused beverages, once such beverages are given the green light by Canada’s Parliament, which is expected to happen sometime next year. With Molson Coors witnessing its beer market share declining in Canada, and HEXO looking to diversify its product line and gain brand relevance, the deal made sense for both parties.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Prior to even the Constellation Brands megainvestment, Molson Coors Brewing (NYSE:TAP) announced its intent to form a 57.5%-42.5% joint venture with the Hydropothecary Corporation. Molson Coors has seen declining market share and sales of beer in Canada and is hoping that a partnership with Hydropothecary could yield new products, such as cannabis-infused beverages, that reignite its top line. It’s worth pointing out that cannabis-infused beverages, along with edibles, and vaporized cartridges, won’t be legal in Canada on Oct. 17, although Congress is expected to touch on and expand the legal forms of consumable cannabis in 2019. Thus, the Molson Coors-Hydropothecary tie-up is about staying ahead of the curve.