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FINRA Regulatory Chief Axelrod to Depart

The Securities and Exchange Commission has named Peter Driscoll director of the agency’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations.

He’s been serving as OCIE’s acting director since January, when former OCIE head Marc Wyatt departed.

OCIE directs the agency’s National Examination Program, which uses a risk-based approach to examine investment advisors and broker-dealers.     

“Pete has been an exceptional leader of the National Examination Program since taking over as acting director of OCIE, including advancing the use of technology to make the program more effective,” said SEC Chairman Jay Clayton, in a statement. “With over 15 years of experience at the SEC as an attorney, examiner, and manager, I am confident that Pete and OCIE’s dedicated staff will continue to advance the interests of investors across the country.” 

Hot Stocks To Own Right Now: VIVUS, Inc.(VVUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    However, VivoPower and our other penny stocks to watch this week already saw big gains. After looking at our 10 top penny stocks to watch, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with serious profit potential in its future…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    VivoPower International Plc. (Nasdaq: VVPR) $3.05 88.57%
    Euro Tech Holdings Co. (Nasdaq: CLWT) $3.77 75.11%
    Boxlight Corp. (Nasdaq: BOXL) $6.36 65.38%
    Chine Recycling Energy Corp. (Nasdaq: CREG) $2.01 45.92%
    Vivis Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) $0.52 38.82%
    HC2 Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HCHC) $6.79 33.49%
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: BSPM) $2.67 32.23%
    Turtle Beach Corp. (Nasdaq: HEAR) $6.99 30.19%
    Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) $3.30 29.24%
    Rexahn Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: RNN) $2.11 29.19%

    While the gains of last week’s top penny stocks are exciting, it’s important to note that investing in penny stocks is also incredibly risky.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Seadrill’s rally demonstrates how profitable penny stocks can be for savvy investors. With Seadrill’s gains already on the books, we’ll look at a stock that’s on track to generate tremendous returns – a small cap that just completed a groundbreaking acquisition with huge profit potential…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    Seadrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) $0.58 98.74%
    Vivis Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) $0.83 59.97%
    MEI Pharma Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP) $3.45 43.40%
    Transenterix Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) $3.15 35.72%
    Akers Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: AKER) $0.65 34.38%
    Galectin Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: GALT) $4.54 32.58%
    Phoenix New Media Ltd. (NYSE ADR: FENG) $5.65 32.22%
    Heat Biologics Inc. (Nasdaq: HTBX) $1.73 31.37%
    Bright Scholar Education Ltd. (NYSE ADR: BEDU) $18.51 29.03%
    21 Vianet Group Inc. (Nasdaq: VNET) $7.36 28.72%

    These gains are incredibly exciting. However, not all penny stocks are equally strong investments.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on VIVUS (VVUS)

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  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    But Blink and our other penny stocks to watch are unlikely to continue to lock in such spectacular gains in June. After looking at our 10 top penny stocks to watch this month, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with great profit potential in its future…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Month’s Gain
     Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK) $7.07 439.85%
    Senes Tech Inc. (Nasdaq: SNES) $1.27 175.40%
    Vivis Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) $0.77 150.41%
    Adomani Inc. (Nasdaq: ADOM) $1.49 137.68%
    NF Energy Saving Co. (Nasdaq: NFEC) $2.34 134.88%
    Vaalco Energy Inc. (NYSE: EGY) $2.15 109.06%
    Heat Biologics Inc. (Nasdaq: HTBX) $2.35 99.12%
    ArQule Inc. (Nasdaq: ARQL) $4.88 90.74%
    LiqTech International Inc. (NYSE: LIQT) $0.66 85.60%
    Transenterix Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) $3.46 77.84%

    While last month’s gains are tremendous, they also illustrate the inherent dangers that come with investing in penny stocks.

Hot Stocks To Own Right Now: Ballard Power Systems, Inc.(BLDP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of Ballard Power Systems Inc (NASDAQ:BLDP) jumped as much as 11.9% in trading Tuesday after the company announced the sale of some noncore assets. At 12:40 p.m. EDT, shares were still up 9.1% on the day.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Fuel cell stocks tend to be more volatile than the average equity, owing at least in part to the ever-changing business models of the industry. But even that makes it difficult to explain the wild ride Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDP) shareholders have been on in the last year.

  • [By Scott Levine]

    Reversing the 20% slide that the stock had through the first eight months of 2018, shares of Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDP), a leader among providers of fuel-cell solutions, climbed 21% in September, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. What charged up investors during the month? Besides the company’s decision to reduce its exposure to the defense industry, investors celebrated the company’s announcement of a new fuel cell for the heavy-duty motive market.

  • [By Scott Levine]

    One of only a few fuel cell technology options for investors, FuelCell Energy focuses on the development of stationary power fuel cell projects for customers ranging from utilities to universities. The company, however, has faced a persistent uphill battle in convincing customers that its solutions represent a viable option to conventional power sources despite support from the government, which came in the form of the investment tax credit. Since 2013, when it reported revenue of $188 million, sales have steadily declined in each year, resulting in a top line of $96 million in 2017. The company’s competitors, on the other hand, have achieved great success in growing sales over the same period of time. Over the past five years, Plug Power (NASDAQ: PLUG) and Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP) have grown revenue at compound annual growth rates of 32% and 22%, respectively.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday carried the stock market further into record territory, as investors celebrated favorable readings on U.S. gross domestic product, which rose an estimated 4.2% during the second quarter. The Nasdaq Composite led the way higher with gains of 1%, but a solid advance for the S&P 500 pointed to the broad-based nature of the late summer rally. Adding to the positive sentiment among investors was good news from several prominent companies. Square (NYSE:SQ), Glaukos (NYSE:GKOS), and Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDP) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

Hot Stocks To Own Right Now: Avnet, Inc.(AVT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Aventus (CURRENCY:AVT) traded up 19.4% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 21:00 PM ET on October 7th. Aventus has a market capitalization of $2.53 million and approximately $56,790.00 worth of Aventus was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, Aventus has traded up 3.3% against the dollar. One Aventus token can currently be bought for approximately $0.42 or 0.00006398 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Mercatox, Gatecoin, Ethfinex and HitBTC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TheStreet downgraded shares of Avnet (NYSE:AVT) from a b rating to a c rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning.

    Other equities analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. Citigroup increased their target price on Avnet from $37.00 to $39.00 and gave the company a sell rating in a research note on Thursday, August 9th. Pivotal Research raised Avnet from a hold rating to a buy rating and upped their price target for the company from $42.00 to $50.00 in a research report on Friday, June 15th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Avnet from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday. Bank of America raised Avnet from a neutral rating to a buy rating and upped their price target for the company from $44.00 to $55.00 in a research report on Friday, August 10th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co assumed coverage on Avnet in a research report on Tuesday, July 17th. They set a market perform rating and a $47.00 price target on the stock. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Avnet currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $45.14.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TLP Group LLC bought a new position in Avnet (NYSE:AVT) in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund bought 10,320 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $431,000.

Hot Stocks To Own Right Now: Steelcase Inc.(SCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Rising commodity costs from the Trump administration’s tariffs on steel and aluminum continue to pose a concern for the manufacturer. Herman Miller expects steel inflation to add another $15 million-$20 million to its costs of goods sold annually going forward. However, the company anticipates offsetting this with $30 million-$60 million of yearly productivity savings from various cost-cutting initiatives. 

    That the company quantified the expected effects of tariffs and predicted a productivity offset likely contributed to investors’ buying interest following earnings. It’s interesting to note that competitor Steelcase Inc. (NYSE:SCS) has taken an alternate route, and is raising list prices on customers to protect profitability.

    The company hiked its quarterly dividend by 10% to 0.1975, which on an annualized basis yields 1.9% at the current share price.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Steelcase (SCS)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    SpeedCash (CURRENCY:SCS) traded up 5.9% against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 15:00 PM E.T. on June 16th. SpeedCash has a total market capitalization of $150,975.00 and approximately $1,216.00 worth of SpeedCash was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last seven days, SpeedCash has traded down 34.5% against the dollar. One SpeedCash coin can now be purchased for $0.29 or 0.00004448 BTC on major exchanges including CryptoBridge, Crex24, YoBit and Cryptohub.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Steelcase (NYSE:SCS) rose on Friday after the office furniture company reported its second-quarter results. Steelcase produced double-digit revenue growth, beating analyst expectations. As of 12:30 p.m. EDT, the stock was up about 15.5%.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    As you can infer from the comments I’ve isolated here, Herman Miller will also pass on some of its widening cost-of-goods-sold burden to customers. Unlike competitor Steelcase Inc. (NYSE:SCS), which is simply adjusting customer list prices to offset higher costs, Herman Miller is taking a more nuanced approach, seeking to integrate selective price adjustments within project work via its sales force and dealer network.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Seaport Global Securities upgraded shares of Steelcase (NYSE:SCS) from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a report published on Friday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Seaport Global Securities currently has $20.00 price objective on the business services provider’s stock.

Top Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Elon Musk is admitting he messed up sort of.

Days after the Tesla (TSLA) boss shocked Wall Street by completely dismissing critical questions from two analysts as “boring,” Musk said on Friday it was “foolish of me” to ignore the queries.

Musk’s insults, and his refusal even to respond to legitimate questions, made for one of the weirdest corporate earnings conference calls in recent memory. The bizarre performance sent Tesla stock plunging, wiping $2.8 billion off its market value and $632 million off Musk’s personal stake.

“I should have answered their questions, live,” Musk tweeted a day later.

Yet the Tesla CEO also mounted a defense of the call that may raise even more questions about his handling of the situation, which continues to overshadow the company’s actual results.

Musk suggested that the reason he dismissed the questions was because the analysts didn’t have “buy” ratings on Tesla stock. But that’s no reason to hand the call over to a blogger from YouTube for a dozen questions that spanned 23 minutes, which is what Musk did.

Top Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc.(LOR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc common stock (NYSE:LOR) have trended somewhat negative this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc common stock earned a media sentiment score of -0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 48.1658217953419 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Avnet, Inc.(AVT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale raised its stake in Avnet (NYSE:AVT) by 763.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 72,310 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 63,936 shares during the period. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale owned about 0.06% of Avnet worth $3,050,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TLP Group LLC bought a new position in Avnet (NYSE:AVT) in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund bought 10,320 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $431,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Aventus (CURRENCY:AVT) traded up 2.5% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 7:00 AM ET on June 25th. In the last week, Aventus has traded up 13.1% against the dollar. Aventus has a market capitalization of $4.69 million and approximately $39,126.00 worth of Aventus was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Aventus token can now be bought for $0.78 or 0.00012641 BTC on popular exchanges including HitBTC, Mercatox, Gatecoin and OKEx.

Top Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Covanta Holding Corporation(CVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company has seen solid insider buying over the past year. Covanta Holding Corp. (NYSE: CVA) is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern energy-from-waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power 1 million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    HL Financial Services LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of Danielson Holding Co. (NYSE:CVA) by 12.3% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 49,434 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 6,964 shares during the quarter. HL Financial Services LLC’s holdings in Danielson were worth $717,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Danielson (NYSE: CVA) and MGE Energy (NASDAQ:MGEE) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Top Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on ManpowerGroup (MAN)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) and StarTek (NYSE:SRT) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. lowered its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) by 12.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 7,463 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 1,109 shares during the quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $859,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a poor day on Wall Street, as the Dow Jones Industrials fell 200 points and other major benchmarks lost about 1%. Rising bond yields were a major source of consternation among those following the financial markets, with the 10-year Treasury hitting 2.95% and helping to send mortgage rates sharply higher. Even though earnings season has gone fairly well for many companies, some investors are also starting to realize that political issues are likely to cloud the outlook for the U.S. economy in the coming months, creating more uncertainty that could stymie further market gains. Some bad news affecting individual companies also added to the negative mood. Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK), ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN), and Sage Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SAGE) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Top Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Biogen Idec Inc(BIIB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Investors haven’t been happy with either Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) or Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG) lately. But the level of discontent is much higher with Celgene. The biotech stock has dropped more than 20% so far in 2018, compared to a single-digit percentage decline for Biogen.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest in Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) increased to 3.50 million shares from the previous 3.16 million. The stock recently traded at $262.15, within a 52-week range of $244.28 to $370.57.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) made headlines with positive results from a trial of an Alzheimer’s drug, and PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT) fell after reporting earnings.

  • [By ]

    What should investors do with shares of Celgene (CELG) , Biogen Idec (BIIB) , Gilead Science (GILD) and Regeneron (REGN) ? Cramer once proclaimed these high-fliers his “four horsemen of biotech,” but lately they’ve lost all of their traction, with Celgene down 21%, Biogen off 14%, Gilead down 9% and Regeneron off 23% so far this year.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) which traded down nearly 4% at $329.58. The stocks 52-week range is $244.28 to $348.84. Volume was 1.2 million matching the daily average of 1.2 million shares.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Shares of Ionis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IONS) ended the day down 10.6% after an earnings reportfrom partner Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) started the day on a sour note. Then shares dropped even further midday after data was releasedfor IONIS-HTTRx, a treatment for Huntington’s disease. Biogen managed to end the day in the green, up 1.1%.

Hot Gold Stocks To Buy For 2019

"I personally sold all my gold and gold stocks yesterday," I told a crowd of 500 gold bugs at the Sprott Natural Resource Symposium in Vancouver at the end of July.   The crowd was shocked…   But my timing was nearly perfect.   Gold is down 12% since the beginning of August. And gold stocks – as measured by the VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners Fund (GDXJ) – are down more than 30%. That's a serious fall in just four months.   Since then, I've checked in with you about once a month to tell you if it's time to get back in… And now, at last, we're seeing signs of a change for the first time in four months. Today, I'll tell you the two things we need to see going forward…   The reason I sold was simple: By some measures, investors were more optimistic on gold than they'd ever been. In short, there was nobody left to buy. And when there's nobody left to buy, the price can't go higher.

Hot Gold Stocks To Buy For 2019: Nuance Communications Inc.(NUAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) had its price objective cut by Stifel Nicolaus from $18.00 to $15.00 in a report issued on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a “hold” rating on the software maker’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ target price indicates a potential upside of 15.03% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA) fell 23.4 percent to $5.25 in pre-market trading after a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.48 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.
    Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) fell 14 percent to $13.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat Q2 earnings and lowered FY18 organic growth guidance.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 13.2 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly results.
    Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC) shares fell 10.7 percent to $14.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 8.50 percent on Wednesday.
    BT Group plc (NYSE: BT) fell 9 percent to $14.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q4 results and announced plans to cut 13,000 jobs over the next three years.
    Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEL) fell 8.3 percent to $19.90 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that IMblaze370 Phase 3 pivotal trial of atezolizumab and cobimetinib in patients with heavily pretreated locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer did not meet primary endpoint.
    Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ: INFN) fell 8.2 percent to $10.80 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Synaptics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) shares fell 7.4 percent to $43.00 in pre-market trading. Synaptics reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ: GOLD) shares fell 7.4 percent to $76.23 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 earnings.
    Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART) shares fell 7 percent to $59.36 in pre-market trading. Integra LifeSciences priced its 5.25 million share public offering of common stock at $58.50 per share.
    Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRY) shares fell 6.9 percent to $12.75 in pre-m

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    One key part of the rush toward artificial intelligence is making sure that automated systems can communicate easily and effectively with their human users. Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) has a huge head start in voice recognition technology, and despite its successes in areas like medical transcription, the tech company knows that in order to sustain its competitive advantage, it needs to use its lead to push forward with groundbreaking technological innovations.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) dropped about 20% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $12.19. Shares closed at $15.28 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $19.49. Volume of around 19 million shares was about nine times the daily average. The company reported indifferent results Wednesday night but cut its outlook for revenue growth.

Hot Gold Stocks To Buy For 2019: Peoples Bancorp Inc.(PEBO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report released on Friday.

    Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on PEBO. Boenning Scattergood reissued a hold rating on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. Hovde Group set a $39.00 price objective on shares of Peoples Bancorp and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Peoples Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $37.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. ValuEngine raised shares of Peoples Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill reissued a hold rating and issued a $37.00 price objective on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Peoples Bancorp has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $38.00.

Hot Gold Stocks To Buy For 2019: Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.(FBHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Fortune Brands Home & Security (NYSE: FBHS) and Gafisa (NYSE:GFA) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.

Hot Gold Stocks To Buy For 2019: Avnet, Inc.(AVT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale raised its stake in Avnet (NYSE:AVT) by 763.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 72,310 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 63,936 shares during the period. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale owned about 0.06% of Avnet worth $3,050,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Hot Gold Stocks To Buy For 2019: Honeywell International Inc.(HON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) will report its most recent quarterly results Friday morning. The consensus estimates for the first quarter call for EPS of $1.90 and $10.02 billion in revenue. Shares were last seen trading at $146.12, in a 52-week range of $122.40 to $165.13. The consensus price target is $173.00.

  • [By ]

    It’d be one thing if GE were cheap, but on many metrics, it’s not. Many investors at this point would rather pay for United Technologies Corporation (UTX)  , Honeywell International Inc. (HON)  or 3M Co (MMM)  — the last two of which are holdings in Jim Cramer’s Action Alerts PLUS Charitable Trust Portfolio.

  • [By ]

    Finally on Friday, General Electric (GE) will provide an update on its turnaround efforts, while Honeywell (HON) will update investors on its breakup plans. Cramer said he’ll also be watching Procter & Gamble (PG) and Schlumberger (SLB) , two more long-time favorites.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 results before markets opened Friday. For the quarter, the conglomerate posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.85 on revenues of $10.84 billion. In the same period a year ago, the company reported EPS of $1.74 on revenues of $9.99 billion. Fourth-quarter results also compare to consensus estimates for EPS of $1.84 and $10.75 billion in revenues.

  • [By ]

    Still, General Electric (GE)  surprised with a quarterly gain, and Schlumberger (SLB) and Honeywell (HON) beat estimates.  

    (Apple, Schlumberger and Honeywell are holdings in Jim Cramer’s Action Alerts PLUS Charitable Trust Portfolio. Want to be alerted before Cramer buys or sells the stocks? Learn more now.)

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Although many stocks haven’t rallied in response to positive earnings numbers yet, one exception was American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) last week. Shares had a nice response to earnings, jumping more than 7 percent. One reason could be AXP’s decision to raise guidance. General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) also got a boost Friday when the company left guidance unchanged instead of lowering it, as some analysts had feared. Honeywell international Inc. (NYSE: HON) raised guidance and found some traction in the market Friday, too. As we noted earlier this month, many investors appear more interested in the future than in what companies accomplished last quarter, so positive guidance from any company might receive a hearty reception.

Top Medical Stocks For 2019

Chairman and Interim CEO of Cerner Corp (NASDAQ:CERN) Clifford W Illig sold 530,000 shares of CERN on 11/20/2017 at an average price of $65.54 a share. The total sale was $34.7 million.

Cerner Corp is a supplier of health care information technology, and offers software, professional services, medical device integration, remote hosting and employer health and wellness services. Cerner Corp has a market cap of $21.85 billion; its shares were traded at around $65.73 with a P/E ratio of 32.71 and P/S ratio of 4.38. Cerner Corp had annual average EBITDA growth of 15.50% over the past ten years. GuruFocus rated Cerner Corp the business predictability rank of 4.5-star.

CEO Recent Trades:

Chairman and Interim CEO Clifford W Illig sold 530,000 shares of CERN stock on 11/20/2017 at the average price of $65.54. The price of the stock has increased by 0.29% since.Chairman and Interim CEO Clifford W Illig sold 4,000 shares of CERN stock on 11/07/2017 at the average price of $65.96. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.35% since.

For the complete insider trading history of CERN, click here

Top Medical Stocks For 2019: Towne Bank(TOWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of TowneBank (NASDAQ:TOWN) by 10.0% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 110,000 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 10,000 shares during the quarter. TowneBank comprises approximately 2.5% of John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 16th largest holding. John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in TowneBank were worth $3,146,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top Medical Stocks For 2019: SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    But the biotech sector crushed the market, with the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE: XBI) returning a market-beating 43.36% in 2017, nearly double the broader S&P 500.

  • [By ]

    In a sea of red, small-cap biotech stocks stood strong during Wednesdays trading session. The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE:XBI) finished the day higher by more than 1.25% while the Nasdaq Composite was stuck in the red. XBIs comeback rally that began to materialize just before Christmas is now threatening to break out to new highs.

  • [By ]

    The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE:XBI) a good measure of small-cap biotech stocks gained almost 6% yesterday. Meanwhile, the large-cap iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) jumped almost 4%. The biotech buying frenzy helped lift the Nasdaq Composite to a gain of almost 1% in Mondays session.

  • [By ]

    Remember the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE:XBI) chart I showed you Friday? Take a look at this ETF bouncing off its 50-day moving average one more time:

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    More importantly, the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE:XBI) has proven resilient during the volatility spike and selloff.

    In fact, XBI never closed significantly below its 50-day moving average as investors dumped stocks. That turned out to be a huge tell

Top Medical Stocks For 2019: ZAGG Inc(ZAGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) got a boost, shooting up 27 percent to $14.60 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.

    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares were also up, gaining 30 percent to $4.18 following Q1 beat.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) got a boost, shooting up 34 percent to $15.3628 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.

    Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) shares were also up, gaining 9 percent to $8.125 after reporting Q1 results.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares jumped 31.6 percent to $12.18 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.
    ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 26.5 percent to $14.55 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares gained 25 percent to $4.0234 following Q1 beat.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) jumped 23.5 percent to $55.12 following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
    Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) gained 23.3 percent to $59.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 22.5 percent to $47.51 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares surged 21.7 percent to $3.36. Amazon.com's partnership with Sears started in 2017 with an agreement to sell Kenmore-branded appliances online. On Wednesday, the companies announced an extension of their relationship to now include tire delivery and installations.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) jumped 21.3 percent to $2.68 following Q1 results.
    LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC) surged 20.4 percent to $3.395 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Superior Industries International, Inc. (NYSE: SUP) gained 19 percent to $15.82 after reporting Q1 results.
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLCM) shares rose 18.5 percent to $8.13 following Q1 results.
    Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) rose 18.3 percent to $52.47 after the company posted strong quarterly results.
    Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS) shares jumped 18.3 percent to $6.47 following quarterly results.
    IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE: IEC) shares climbed 17 percent to $4.68 after reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings.
    New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 16.8 percent to $90.10 following Q4 results.
    Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR)

Top Medical Stocks For 2019: Marathon Petroleum Corporation(MPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) which rose about 5% to $80.85. The stocks 52-week range is $49.30 to $83.27. Volume was about 9 million compared to the daily average volume of 5 million.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Over the past several quarters, Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) has presented investors with an awfully attractive investment case. While earnings suffered a bit in 2016 and early 2017 from weak refining margins across the U.S., the company continued to churn out cash that it then gave back to investors in the form of sizable dividend increases and stock repurchase plans.

  • [By ]

    Early that day, Marathon Petroleum (NYSE: MPC) announced it would buy oil refiner Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV) in a $23 billion deal, or roughly $152 per share, a premium of about 24% over Friday’s closing price. Shares immediately rocketed 16% on the news.

Top Medical Stocks For 2019: Avnet, Inc.(AVT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale raised its stake in Avnet (NYSE:AVT) by 763.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 72,310 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 63,936 shares during the period. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale owned about 0.06% of Avnet worth $3,050,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

best business to buy stock in

NAPLES, Fla. A Naples man said he and his family were discriminated against when a Southwest Airlines employee wouldn’t allow the same-sex couple, their three children and their grandmother to board as a family.

Grant Morse, his husband, Sam Ballachino, their three children and Ballachino’s mother were waiting in the family boarding area at the gate at the Buffalo, N.Y.,airport, ready to catch their flight to Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, when a gate agent quickly approached them.

“Excuse me, this is family boarding only,” Morse said the woman told them. “This is only for family boarding.”

Puzzled, Morse and Ballachino, both 54, looked at each other.

“Well, we are a family and we’re married, and these are our three kids,” Morse said they told the agent. “And that’s our 83-year-old mother that is helping us.”

best business to buy stock in: GRAVITY Co. Ltd.(GRVY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Cooper Creagan]

    For example, if you had taken five minutes to set up a Night Trade on Gravity Co. (Nasdaq: GRVY) in October, you could’ve tripled your money, and then some.

best business to buy stock in: Avnet, Inc.(AVT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale raised its stake in Avnet (NYSE:AVT) by 763.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 72,310 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 63,936 shares during the period. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale owned about 0.06% of Avnet worth $3,050,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

best business to buy stock in: Insys Therapeutics, Inc.(INSY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Abbvie Inc. (ABBV) , for example, is generally just a pharmaceutical stock. However, the company also marketed Marinol, an FDA-approved synthetic cannabinoid meant to help nausea and vomiting in cancer and AIDS patients. INSYS Therapeutics, Inc. (INSY) is a pharmaceutical company that got approval from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for a synthetic cannabis – despite having donated to anti-marijuana advocacy groups in the past.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    In October 2017, I predicted that Insys Therapeutics (NASDAQ:INSY) could be the biggest comeback story of 2018.For a while, it looked like I was on the right track. Insys stock soared in the fourth quarter of 2017. By early January, it was one of the hottest marijuana stocks on the market. Then the momentum evaporated.

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Others, like cannabis biotech firm Insys Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: INSY), are direct plays in marijuana businesses that offer investors the opportunity for incredibly fast gains.

best business to buy stock in: Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(MACK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ: ACET) fell 41.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading. ACETO board disclosed that it is taking proactive steps to address business and financial challenges. Canaccord Genuity downgraded Aceto from Buy to Sell.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) fell 25.3 percent to $2.86 in pre-market trading after reporting an ATM offering of $150 million.
    Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE: PIR) fell 17.4 percent to $2.86 in pre-market trading after reporting a fourth quarter sales miss. Comps were down 7.5 percent in the quarter.
    Sleep Number Corporation (NASDAQ: SNBR) fell 12.4 percent to $32.00 in pre-market trading following a first quarter earnings miss.
    Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTK) fell 10.2 percent to $11.90 in pre-market trading on news of $125 million convertible debt offering.
    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACK) shares fell 8 percent to $8.02 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.02 percent on Wednesday.
    Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPO) shares fell 5.6 percent to $80 in pre-market trading.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares fell 4.8 percent to $60.00 in pre-market trading after rising 1.78 percent on Wednesday.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) fell 4.6 percent to $2.10 in pre-market trading after surging 84.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE: TSM) shares fell 4.5 percent to $40.07 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results.
    Align Technology, Inc.. (NASDAQ: ALGN) fell 3.5 percent to $267.40 in pre-market trading after rising 1.61 percent on Wednesday.
    Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) shares fell 3.5 percent to $12 in pre-market trading after the company issued quarterly fleet status report.
    GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) fell 3.2 percent to $4.90 in pre-market trading.
    Unilever PLC (NYSE: UL) fell 2.6 percent to $54.73 in pre-market

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    Edited Transcript of MACK earnings conference call or presentation 8-May-18 12:30pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com) Investors Purchase High Volume of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Call Options (MACK) (americanbankingnews.com) Merrimack (MACK) Reports Wider-Than-Expected Loss in Q1 (finance.yahoo.com) Merrimack Pharmaceuticals (MACK) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.05 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Merrimack Pharmaceuticals’ (MACK) CEO Richard Peters on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com)

    A number of equities analysts have issued reports on MACK shares. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $12.00 price objective on shares of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Merrimack Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.50 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, April 25th.

best business to buy stock in: Special Opportunities Fund Inc.(SPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Spartan Energy (TSE:SPE) insider Albert Jason Stark sold 21,706 shares of Spartan Energy stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$6.48, for a total transaction of C$140,654.88.