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Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019

A review of inflation, interest rates, capacity utilization, and inventory point more towards the middle stage of an expansion.

Basic Materials companies like chemical producers typical do well mid-cycle. Huntsman International has a solid balance sheet, lots of dry powder for strategic opportunities, strong margins, and industry-leading efficiency returns.
The stock looks relatively undervalued relative to its peers based on less engineered multiples like Price/Sales and Enterprise Value/Free Cash Flow. Wall Street analysts and quant valuation models agree on its potential for 25 percent+ upside.

The Goldilocks Economy?

Timing this economy has the market on edge. With inflation nearing the Fed's 2 percent target, investors seemed relieved that the FOMC decided to hold off on hiking rates. In the ninth year of the 2nd longest expansion in U.S. history, it is surprising to hear the phrase "Goldilocks economy" in the news. Perhaps fitting, the old children's story tells of a little girl trying to profit before the bears come back home. During her breaking and entering, she finds three bowls of porridge, one too hot, one too cold, and one just right. With inflation growing at a moderate pace while unemployment dips under 4 percent, economists see the economy as not too hot and not too cold.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.(TNDM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Soon, though, the MiniMed 670G is going to face stiff competition from Tandem Diabetes (NASDAQ:TNDM)t:slim X2 system, which relies on DexCom’s G6 and Tandem’s own insulin pump. The FDA gave Tandem Diabetes the OK to market its automated solution in June when it approved Basal-IQ, an algorithm that shuts off insulin delivery from Tandem’s pump when blood glucose levels are predicted to get too low in the future.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Dividend Yield

    Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) Drugs $109 billion 19.37 1.88%
    AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) Drugs $93 billion 19.70 3.97%
    Becton Dickinson and Co. (NYSE: BDX) Medical supplies $60 billion 17.74 1.29%
    DexCom (NASDAQ: DXCM) Medical devices $8 billion N/A N/A
    Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) Drugs $85 billion 14.91 2.77%
    Insulet (NASDAQ: PODD) Medical devices $5 billion 273.03 N/A
    Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) Drugs, medical devices $325 billion 14.16 2.57%
    Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) Drugs $1 billion N/A N/A
    MannKind (NASDAQ: MNKD) Drugs $270 million N/A N/A
    Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) Medical devices $117 billion 15.36 2.14%
    Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK) Drugs $159 billion 12.99 3.22%
    Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) Drugs $116 billion 18.29 2.61%
    Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) Drugs $209 billion 11.62 3.82%
    Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: REGN) Drugs $32 billion 13.95 N/A
    Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) Drugs $95 billion 10.75 4.64%
    Senseonics Holdings (NYSEMKT: SENS) Medical devices $447 million N/A N/A
    Tandem Diabetes Care (NASDAQ: TNDM) Medical devices $711 million N/A N/A

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance. P/E = price-to-earnings ratio; N/A = not applicable. Data as of May 25, 2018.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ: CYOU) fell 27.5 percent to $21.35 in pre-market trading.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) fell 19.7 percent to $13.36 in pre-market trading after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 10.5 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading following mixed Q1 results.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) fell 8.1 percent to $2.16 in pre-market trading.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8 percent to $110.05 in pre-market trading. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) fell 6.2 percent to $35.36 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: DB) fell 5 percent to $13.63 in pre-market trading.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 4.3 percent to $48.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q4 results.
    Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) shares fell 4 percent to $64.00 in pre-market trading. Colgate-Palmolive posted upbeat Q1 earnings, while sales missed estimates

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    DexCom Inc. (NASDAQ:DXCM), Insulet (NASDAQ:PODD), and Tandem Diabetes (NASDAQ:TNDM) are working on new medical devices that could significantly improve the lives of people with diabetes. Addressing this massive market is a big opportunity, but are these stocks worth adding to your portfolio?

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Tandem Diabetes Care Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares made a solid gain early on Friday after the firm announced a key approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    In response to an analyst upgrade, shares ofTandem Diabetes Care (NASDAQ:TNDM),a medical device company focused on insulin pumps, rose 16% as of 11:30 a.m. EDT on Monday.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Qualstar Corporation(QBAK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Qualstar (NASDAQ:QBAK) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Qualstar earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the electronics maker an impact score of 45.8526636437463 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Arrow Financial Corporation(AROW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PacWest Banc (NASDAQ: PACW) and Arrow Financial (NASDAQ:AROW) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News headlines about Arrow Financial (NASDAQ:AROW) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Arrow Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9957785453404 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Arrow Financial (NASDAQ:AROW) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Tuesday morning.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: American Tower Corporation (REIT)(AMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Neiger, Anders Bylund, and Todd Campbell]

    That’s why we reached out to a few Motley Fool contributors to find three high-yield stocks that dividend investors can buy — and comfortably hold — for years to come. They came back with ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM), American Tower (NYSE:AMT), and AT&T (NYSE:T). Here’s why.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC cut its stake in shares of American Tower Co. (NYSE:AMT) by 5.5% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 18,970 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 1,100 shares during the quarter. American Tower accounts for approximately 0.8% of Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 26th biggest position. Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC’s holdings in American Tower were worth $2,757,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Leo Sun, and Brian Feroldi]

    So, we asked three of our investing contributors to highlight stocks that would be well suited for a baby boomer’s portfolio. Here’s a brief rundown as to why they picked HP (NYSE:HPQ), ResMed (NYSE:RMD), and American Tower (NYSE:AMT).

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    That’s why it’s important to think about adding some dividend stocks to your retirement portfolio so that you can not only receive some additional income but also build wealth at the same time. To help you get started, let’s take a look at why three very different companies — 3M (NYSE:MMM), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), American Tower (NYSE:AMT) — could be great long-term investments for your retirement.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    American Tower Corp (NYSE:AMT) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 24th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, June 19th will be paid a dividend of 0.77 per share by the real estate investment trust on Friday, July 13th. This represents a $3.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.22%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, June 18th. This is a boost from American Tower’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.75.

  • [By Anders Bylund, Tyler Crowe, and Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    If you’re looking for new ideas in that second category, you’re in luck. We asked a few of your fellow investors here at The Motley Fool to share their best stock ideas for the long haul. Read on to see how they came up with Nike(NYSE:NKE),Cintas(NASDAQ:CTAS), andAmerican Tower(NYSE:AMT).

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: New Oriental Education & Technology Group, Inc.(EDU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    EduCoin (EDU) is a PoW/PoS token that uses the Keccak hashing algorithm. It launched on September 9th, 2017. EduCoin’s total supply is 15,000,000,000 tokens. EduCoin’s official Twitter account is @PReducoin. The official website for EduCoin is www.edu.one.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. lessened its holdings in New Oriental (NYSE:EDU) by 6.2% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 550,160 shares of the company’s stock after selling 36,191 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. owned 0.35% of New Oriental worth $48,090,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D trimmed its position in shares of New Oriental (NYSE:EDU) by 11.5% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 148,379 shares of the company’s stock after selling 19,268 shares during the quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D’s holdings in New Oriental were worth $13,005,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares rose 15.2 percent to $31.90 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) rose 12.4 percent to $41.30 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGLE) rose 10.8 percent to $8.75 in pre-market trading.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 8.8 percent to $11.05 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) rose 7.3 percent to $3.70 in pre-market trading.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares rose 6.9 percent to $7.00 in pre-market trading after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALL) rose 6.5 percent to $10.68 in pre-market trading.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) rose 5.2 percent to $20.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.53 percent on Monday.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose 5 percent to $91.16 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) rose 5 percent to $167.98 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that Takeda is nearing a preliminary agreement to acquire Shire after sweetened bid.
    Outfront Media Inc. (NYSE: OUT) shares rose 5 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) rose 4.3 percent to $4.18 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.80 percent on Monday.
    SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) rose 3.7 percent to $109.80 in pre-market trading after the company posted strong quarterly results and raised its outlook for the year.
    Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ: GOGL) shares rose 3.7 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.45 percent on Monday.
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: D

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now

The world’s largest automaker is putting big money into electric vehicles in China.

Volkswagen (VLKAF) and its local partners plan to invest more than 10 billion ($11.8 billion) to build electric and hybrid cars in the country — the world’s biggest auto market — over the next seven to eight years.

More electric vehicles are sold in China than anywhere else on the planet — and the national government is pushing companies to design and build them on Chinese territory.

Under the plan announced Thursday, VW and its partners are aiming to develop and produce as many as 40 new electric and hybrid vehicle models in China between now and 2025. It expects the first of the new models to hit the Chinese market next year.

VW’s top China exec, Jochem Heizmann, said the German company is “determined to be at the forefront” of China’s electric vehicle revolution.

China accounts for about 50% of the global market for clean energy vehicles, according to investment firm East Capital. Chinese officials said two months ago that they were working on a plan to eventually phase out the production and sale of vehicles powered solely by fossil fuels.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: New Mountain Finance Corporation(NMFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    New Mountain Finance (NMFC) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $50.86 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Analysts Anticipate New Mountain Finance (NMFC) Will Post Earnings of $0.34 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) New Mountain Finance (NMFC) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com) Is this stock is more Volatile? New Mountain Finance Corporation (NMFC) (stockquote.review) New Mountain Finance Corporation (NMFC): Stock Have a Latest Story: (mosttradedstocks.com)

    A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on NMFC shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of New Mountain Finance from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, March 21st. TheStreet downgraded shares of New Mountain Finance from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 11th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of New Mountain Finance from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $15.00 price target on shares of New Mountain Finance and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and three have assigned a hold rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $15.00.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Retail earnings continue on Thursday with Walmart (WMT) , Nordstrom (JWN) and JC Penney (JCP) all reporting. Cramer was looking for good things from Walmart and Nordstrom, but said Penney just doesn’t have anything to set itself apart from the pack. Also on Thursday, Applied Materials (AMAT) , which should be able to mount a rally with the semiconductor stocks being hot recently.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) is poised to post its most recent quarterly results Thursday. The consensus forecast is $1.14 in EPS and $4.45 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $54.84 apiece. The consensus price target is $70.14, and the 52-week range is $40.79 to $62.40.

  • [By ]

    Applied Materials (AMAT) : “I like Applied Materials but let it come down and the pull the trigger.”

    Qualys (QLYS) : “I think this is a good company, but everything is coming down, so let’s wait to buy some more.”

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) had its price objective boosted by Stifel Nicolaus from $71.00 to $75.00 in a note issued to investors on Friday, Marketbeat reports. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the manufacturing equipment provider’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ target price points to a potential upside of 51.48% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) reported weaker-than-expected results for its second quarter.
    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter.
    Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) reported upbeat results for its first quarter. Comparable-store sales rose 0.6 percent.
    Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE: BOOT) disclosed a 7.2 million common stock offering.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Hertz Global Holdings Inc(HTZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    After markets closed on Monday, rental car company Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) and real-estate firm Zillow Group Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) reported quarterly results. Before markets opened Tuesday morning Discovery Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) and Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) also released earnings reports. Here’s a quick look at the reports and the reactions to them.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) is projected to post quarterly loss at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.97 billion.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.59 per share on revenue of $909.36 million.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $294.79 million.
    General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $980.61 million.
    Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $598.45 million.
    Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1 per share on revenue of $746.42 million.
    Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $319.71 million.
    National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NGHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $1.08 billion.
    The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVG) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.75 per share on revenue of $320.92 million.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $172.22 million.
    AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.
    Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $2.02 billion.
    Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $869.64 million.
    Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $39

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Nevro Corp. (NASDAQ: NVRO) fell 11.6 percent to $81.58 in pre-market trading after reporting wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) shares fell 8.3 percent to $20.33 in pre-market trading after the company reported a wider-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) fell 7.5 percent to $51.74 in pre-market trading. Zillow reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak sales guidance for the second quarter.
    Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) fell 7.2 percent to $3.11 in pre-market trading after reporting wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) shares fell 5.5 percent to $4.14 in pre-market trading after rising 11.17 percent on Monday.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) fell 5.1 percent to $95.00 in pre-market trading. Albemarle declared a quarterly dividend of $0.335 per share.
    Tata Motors Limited (NYSE: TTM) fell 4.8 percent to $23.80 in pre-market trading.
    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) fell 4.5 percent to $57.14 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) shares fell 4.3 percent to $2.25 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.73 percent on Monday.
    51job, Inc. (NASDAQ: JOBS) shares fell 4.2 percent to $93 in pre-market trading after rising 3.55 percent on Monday

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Arrow Financial Corporation(AROW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PacWest Banc (NASDAQ: PACW) and Arrow Financial (NASDAQ:AROW) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Culp, Inc.(CFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cofound.it (CURRENCY:CFI) traded down 2.1% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on May 12th. In the last week, Cofound.it has traded down 21% against the U.S. dollar. One Cofound.it token can currently be purchased for about $0.0769 or 0.00000911 BTC on major exchanges including Liqui, IDEX, HitBTC and Upbit. Cofound.it has a total market capitalization of $25.01 million and approximately $314,252.00 worth of Cofound.it was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018

Coca-Cola shares will rise due to its new business turnaround plans, according to one Wall Street firm.

Barclays raised its rating to overweight from equal weight for Coca-Cola shares, saying its new product changes will lead to sales growth next year.

“KO is executing a thoughtful business transformation that’s among the most comprehensive we’ve seen,” analyst Lauren Lieberman said in a note to clients Thursday. “KO’s transformation should drive sustainably better growth, which in turn should yield a higher valuation premium.”

Coca-Cola shares are underperforming the market this year. Its shares declined 9.4 percent year to date through Wednesday compared with the S&P 500’s 1.8 percent return.

The beverage company’s stock is up 1.5 percent Thursday.

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Arrow Financial Corporation(AROW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PacWest Banc (NASDAQ: PACW) and Arrow Financial (NASDAQ:AROW) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Nuveen Premium Income Municipal Fund, Inc.(NPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Northland Power (TSE:NPI) is set to release its earnings data after the market closes on Wednesday, May 9th. Analysts expect Northland Power to post earnings of C$0.45 per share for the quarter.

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Hawaiian Holdings, Inc.(HA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    After a lackluster performance in the first few months of 2018, shares of Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) surged higher following the company’s stellar first-quarter earnings report. (The stock has since retreated due to worries about a volcanic eruption on Hawaii’s Big Island and new reports about Southwest Airlines’ plans to serve Hawaii.)

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    As a result, speculation about when flights will begin is ramping up. Additionally, many Hawaii residents are rooting for Southwest to add interisland flights within Hawaii. This would break the near-monopoly held by Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) subsidiary Hawaiian Airlines.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    After several years of struggling to build a defensible international route network, leisure-focused airline operator Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) has become one of the most profitable airlines in the U.S. in the past few years. Hawaiian’s pre-tax margin rose from 6.9% in 2014 to 13.2% in 2015, 18.4% in 2016, and 17.6% in 2017.

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Daily Journal Corp. (S.C.)(DJCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Daily Journal (NASDAQ:DJCO) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Tuesday.

    Separately, TheStreet raised shares of Daily Journal from a c- rating to a b rating in a report on Monday, February 12th.

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Four Corners Property Trust, Inc.(FCPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Analyzing PacWest Banc (PACW) & Arrow Financial (AROW)

PacWest Banc (NASDAQ: PACW) and Arrow Financial (NASDAQ:AROW) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Profitability

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This table compares PacWest Banc and Arrow Financial’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PacWest Banc 32.53% 8.34% 1.69%
Arrow Financial 27.17% 12.21% 1.09%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares PacWest Banc and Arrow Financial’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PacWest Banc $1.18 billion 5.80 $357.81 million $2.92 18.76
Arrow Financial $112.30 million 4.66 $29.32 million N/A N/A

PacWest Banc has higher revenue and earnings than Arrow Financial.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

88.0% of PacWest Banc shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.3% of Arrow Financial shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of PacWest Banc shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.4% of Arrow Financial shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

PacWest Banc pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Arrow Financial pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. PacWest Banc pays out 68.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for PacWest Banc and Arrow Financial, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PacWest Banc 0 5 4 2 2.73
Arrow Financial 0 1 0 0 2.00

PacWest Banc currently has a consensus price target of $54.70, suggesting a potential downside of 0.16%. Arrow Financial has a consensus price target of $37.00, suggesting a potential downside of 1.20%. Given PacWest Banc’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe PacWest Banc is more favorable than Arrow Financial.

Volatility & Risk

PacWest Banc has a beta of 1.46, indicating that its stock price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Arrow Financial has a beta of 0.57, indicating that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

PacWest Banc beats Arrow Financial on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

PacWest Banc Company Profile

PacWest Bancorp operates as the holding company for Pacific Western Bank, a state chartered bank that provides commercial banking products and services. The company accepts demand, money market, and time deposits. It also provides real estate loans to professional developers and real estate investors for the acquisition, refinancing, and construction of commercial real estate properties; small business administration loans; asset-based loans for working capital needs; venture capital loans to support the start-up operations of entrepreneurial companies; and equipment-secured loans and leases. In addition, the company offers consumer loans comprising personal loans, auto loans, home equity lines of credit, revolving lines of credit, and other loans. Further, it provides international banking and multi-state deposit services; money market sweep products; investment advisory and asset management services; treasury and cash management services; telephone banking, and online and mobile banking services; and foreign exchange and ATM services. The company offers its products and services to small and mid-sized companies, entrepreneurial businesses and their venture capital, private equity investors, professionals, and other individuals. As of February 1, 2018, it had 76 full-service branches located throughout the state of California; and one branch in Durham, North Carolina. The company was formerly known as First Community Bancorp and changed its name to PacWest Bancorp in April 2008. PacWest Bancorp was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California.

Arrow Financial Company Profile

Arrow Financial Corporation, a multi-bank holding company, provides commercial and consumer banking, and financial products and services. Its deposit products include demand deposits, interest-bearing checking accounts, savings deposits, time deposits, and other time deposits. The company's lending activities comprise commercial loans, such as term loans, time notes, and lines of credit; and commercial real estate loans to finance real estate purchases, refinancing, expansions, and improvements to commercial properties, as well as commercial construction and land development loans to finance projects. Its lending activities also include consumer installment loans to finance personal expenditures, personal lines of credit, overdraft protection, and automobile loans; and residential real estate loans, as well as fixed home equity loans and home equity lines of credit for consumers to finance home improvements, debt consolidation, education, and other uses. In addition, the company maintains an indirect lending program; and sells residential real estate loan originations into the secondary market. Further, it provides retirement planning, trust, and estate administration services for individuals; and pension, profit-sharing, and employee benefit plan administration services for corporations. Additionally, the company offers insurance agency services comprising group health care policies and life insurance, and property and casualty insurance products; and investment advisory services to its proprietary mutual funds, as well as holds a real estate investment trust. It operates in the northeastern region of New York State in Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Essex, Clinton, Rensselaer, Albany, and Schenectady counties, as well as surrounding areas. The company owns 29 branch banking offices; and leases 11 branch banking offices, as well as 2 residential loan origination offices. Arrow Financial Corporation was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Glens Falls, New York.