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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now

Sports and stocks go hand in hand.

Wall Street denizens often talk about slam dunk investments and describe the economic cycle as being in a particular inning.

So it makes perfect sense that there’s an ETF dedicated to the business of sports.

The ProSports Sponsors exchange-traded fund, which has the ticker symbol FANZ (FANZ), invests in companies that have business deals with the four major US team sports leagues.

Nick Fullerton, CEO of SportsETFs, the company behind the fund, said it was set up last year to take advantage of the popularity of team sports, which bring in big dollars.

Legal gambling, which is set to spread across the United States, could boost that popularity even more.

Fullerton was quick to point out that the companies in the FANZ ETF must have an actual sponsorship with a major league, and not just a naming rights deal on a stadium.

No CMGIs or Enrons here.

“These are blue chip companies with strong balance sheets and cash flow,” Fullerton said.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Universal Health Services, Inc.(UHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TheStreet cut shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (NYSE:UHS) from a b rating to a c+ rating in a research note published on Friday morning.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (UHS)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp lifted its stake in shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (NYSE:UHS) by 4.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 34,800 shares of the health services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,400 shares during the quarter. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp’s holdings in Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B were worth $3,878,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Parametrica Management Ltd acquired a new stake in Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 1,694 shares of the health services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $201,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Quorum Health (NYSE: QHC) and Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Gartner, Inc.(IT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o
  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Shares of research services specialist Gartner (NYSE:IT) outpaced the market by rising 11% last month compared to a 3% increase in the S&P 500, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Gartner Inc. (NYSE:IT) announced strong second-quarter 2018 results late Wednesday, highlighting broad-based growth across the business and the recent sale of several non-core segments.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc.(MPO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Midstates Petroleum Company Inc (NYSE:MPO) shares reached a new 52-week low during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $11.50 and last traded at $11.58, with a volume of 2648 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $12.02.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Midstates Petroleum (NYSE:MPO) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Midstates Petroleum earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the energy producer an impact score of 46.005644497441 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about Midstates Petroleum (NYSE:MPO) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Midstates Petroleum earned a news sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the energy producer an impact score of 46.8675209319962 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News stories about Midstates Petroleum (NYSE:MPO) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Midstates Petroleum earned a news impact score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the energy producer an impact score of 45.5617713297556 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sempra Energy(SRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) had its price objective upped by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co from $126.00 to $128.00 in a report released on Monday. The firm currently has an “outperform” rating on the utilities provider’s stock. Wells Fargo & Co‘s target price suggests a potential upside of 12.16% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) which rose over 15% to $117.18. The stock’s 52-week range is $100.49 to $122.98. Volume was about 12 million compared to the daily average volume of 2 million.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sirius Real Estate Limited (LON:SRE) insider Andrew Coombs bought 400,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 14th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 65 ($0.87) per share, with a total value of £260,000 ($346,158.97).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS purchased a new position in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 38,230 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $4,439,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    IFM Investors Pty Ltd raised its holdings in shares of Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) by 10.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 7,414 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 711 shares during the quarter. IFM Investors Pty Ltd’s holdings in Sempra Energy were worth $825,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Fiduciary Financial Services of The Southwest Inc. TX lessened its position in shares of Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) by 6.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 22,499 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 1,445 shares during the quarter. Fiduciary Financial Services of The Southwest Inc. TX’s holdings in Sempra Energy were worth $2,612,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Exelixis, Inc.(EXEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street had another good session on Thursday, with further gains for major markets as benchmarks like the Russell 2000 index of small-cap stocks flirted with record highs. A favorable reading from the consumer price index showed only modest growth in prices, and the idea that inflation remains in check led market participants to believe that the Federal Reserve won’t have to speed up its efforts to return short-term interest rates to more normal levels. Yet even with the overall market picking up ground, some companies had bad news that weighed on their share prices. Booking Holdings (NASDAQ:BKNG), Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL), and L Brands (NYSE:LB) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Shares of Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL) have jumped 9.8% as of 11:47 a.m. EDT Thursday, having been up as much as 13% earlier, after the biotech released solid second-quarter earnings after the bell yesterday. The company continues to expand sales of its lead drug, Cabometyx, assuaging investors’ fears that competition might cut into the drug’s growth.

  • [By Sean Williams, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]

    With this in mind, we asked three of our Motley Fool investors to name one healthcare stock they believe could be worth buying right now. Cancer drug developer Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL), generic-drug manufacturer Lannett (NYSE:LCI), and medical device megacap Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) all made the cut. 

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Penn Virginia Resource Partners LP(PVR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    PVR Partners, L.P. (PVR) is engaged in the gathering and processing of natural gas and the management of coal and natural resource properties in the United States. The Company operates in three business segments: Eastern Midstream, Midcontinent Midstream and Coal and Natural Resource Management. In March 2014, Regency Energy Partners LP announced that it has acquired acquires all of PVR Partners, L.P’s outstanding units.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: OCI Partners LP(OCIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    OCI Partners (NYSE:OCIP) shares hit a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The company traded as low as $10.45 and last traded at $10.45, with a volume of 1357 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $10.40.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ASAHI KASEI Cor/ADR (NYSE: OCIP) and OCI Partners (NYSE:OCIP) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of OCI Partners (NYSE:OCIP) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $10.00 and last traded at $9.85, with a volume of 0 shares traded.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Greene County Bancorp, Inc.(GCBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Greene County Bancorp (NASDAQ: GCBC) and Heritage Financial (NASDAQ:HFWA) 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 Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Greene County Bancorp (NASDAQ:GCBC) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Warren Resources Inc.(WRES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Northland Securities restated their corporate rating on shares of W Resources (LON:WRES) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

    Shares of LON WRES opened at GBX 0.43 ($0.01) on Wednesday. W Resources has a 52 week low of GBX 0.25 ($0.00) and a 52 week high of GBX 0.72 ($0.01).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: BankUnited, Inc.(BKU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas trimmed its holdings in BankUnited (NYSE:BKU) by 35.6% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 23,661 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 13,097 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in BankUnited were worth $946,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BankUnited (NYSE:BKU) reached a new 52-week high and low on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $44.17 and last traded at $43.79, with a volume of 44855 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $43.75.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    BankUnited (BKU) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $277.17 Million (americanbankingnews.com) BankUnited (BKU) Insider Sells $40,630.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) BankUnited (BKU) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.79 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Head to Head Contrast: BankUnited (BKU) and Capitol Federal Financial (CFFN) (americanbankingnews.com)

    NYSE BKU opened at $40.62 on Wednesday. BankUnited has a 12-month low of $30.37 and a 12-month high of $43.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.58, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a current ratio of 0.96. The company has a market capitalization of $4.30 billion, a PE ratio of 15.33, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.39 and a beta of 1.04.

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Siemens (FRA:SIE) received a €138.00 ($160.47) price target from analysts at UBS Group in a report issued on Tuesday, www.boersen-zeitung.de reports. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. UBS Group’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 23.77% from the stock’s current price.

Other analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Commerzbank set a €130.00 ($151.16) price objective on Siemens and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 10th. Deutsche Bank set a €116.00 ($134.88) price objective on Siemens and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, August 6th. Societe Generale set a €140.00 ($162.79) price objective on Siemens and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 22nd. Baader Bank set a €130.00 ($151.16) price objective on Siemens and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. Finally, Kepler Capital Markets set a €135.00 ($156.98) target price on Siemens and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and fifteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of €131.53 ($152.94).

Hot Bank Stocks For 2019: Werner Enterprises, Inc.(WERN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan lessened its holdings in Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) by 22.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 10,510 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 3,040 shares during the period. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan’s holdings in Werner Enterprises were worth $395,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN) and Universal Logistics (NASDAQ:ULH) are both transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and risk.

Hot Bank Stocks For 2019: BankUnited, Inc.(BKU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BankUnited (NYSE: BKU) and Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of BankUnited (NYSE:BKU) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the thirteen research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have issued a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $40.70.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    1) Mid cap BankUnited, Inc (NYSE: BKU) seems well positioned to cash in on the migration from high tax states to Florida. With total assets of $32.2 billion at December 31, 2018, the Miami Lakes based bank has 80 banking centers in 15 Florida counties and 5 banking centers in the New York metropolitan area.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BankUnited (NYSE:BKU) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, September 25th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 16th will be given a dividend of 0.21 per share by the financial services provider on Wednesday, October 31st. This represents a $0.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.32%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, October 15th.

Hot Bank Stocks For 2019: Northfield Bancorp Inc.(NFBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Northfield Bancorp (NASDAQ:NFBK) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Monday.

    A number of other equities research analysts have also issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Northfield Bancorp from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, August 10th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a neutral rating on shares of Northfield Bancorp in a report on Thursday, August 9th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Northfield Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Friday, July 6th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $17.75.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Northfield Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:NFBK) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have issued a hold rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $17.25.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northfield Bancorp (NASDAQ: NFBK) and 1st Constitution Bancorp (NASDAQ:FCCY) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now

Singapore’s largest property developer, CapitaLand (OTCPK:CLLDY) (CATL.SI) had a pretty good 2017. Helped by improving conditions in Singapore and China, not to mention significant project openings, CapitaLand’s local shares climbed 20% and the ADRs did even better.

Although these aren’t the easiest shares to own, and it’s not a simple company to model, I continue to believe the story and opportunity are worthwhile. CapitaLand management has shown repeatedly that they can successfully develop and manage properties and recycle capital into new value-creating projects. What’s more, the company is a good play on the rising middle class in China, and to a lesser extent, Vietnam, India, and Indonesia. With the shares still about 10% to 15% undervalued, CapitaLand looks like a reasonable option for investors who want exposure to consumer-centric real estate in China and Southeast Asia.

Bad News First – CapitaLand Is Probably Not Well-Placed In Singapore Right Now

Although CapitaLand’s management has shown above-average aptitude for understanding its markets and timing its acquisitions and divestments accordingly, the company seems to be on the wrong foot in Singapore now. Singapore’s residential market is heating up again, but CapitaLand hasn’t been acquiring land to develop new properties and the cupboard is almost bare. Given the time it takes to develop properties, CapitaLand doesn’t have a lot of good options, and I believe management would rather take its lumps and miss a cycle (particularly with more-than-worthwhile opportunities elsewhere) than buy into projects with expected returns below the company’s hurdle rate. Along similar lines, CapitaLand’s exposure to Singapore’s office market is not great and for largely the same reasons.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: BankUnited, Inc.(BKU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas trimmed its holdings in BankUnited (NYSE:BKU) by 35.6% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 23,661 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 13,097 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in BankUnited were worth $946,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BankUnited (NYSE: BKU) and Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BankUnited (NYSE:BKU) reached a new 52-week high and low on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $44.17 and last traded at $43.79, with a volume of 44855 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $43.75.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    BankUnited (BKU) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $277.17 Million (americanbankingnews.com) BankUnited (BKU) Insider Sells $40,630.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) BankUnited (BKU) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.79 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Head to Head Contrast: BankUnited (BKU) and Capitol Federal Financial (CFFN) (americanbankingnews.com)

    NYSE BKU opened at $40.62 on Wednesday. BankUnited has a 12-month low of $30.37 and a 12-month high of $43.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.58, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a current ratio of 0.96. The company has a market capitalization of $4.30 billion, a PE ratio of 15.33, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.39 and a beta of 1.04.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BankUnited (NYSE:BKU) insider Mark Bagnoli sold 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.63, for a total value of $40,630.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 25,118 shares in the company, valued at $1,020,544.34. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Loews Corporation(L)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    It’s not just that its general partner Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) has the ability to do so, It appears that both Boardwalk and Loews are seriously considering this option. Here’s Horton again on the call:

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    On Monday, the national average for gas is $2.875 a gallon, according to Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis at the GasBuddy, a tech company that tracks gas prices nationwide. They could go higher, DeHaan said. It they rise to a $3-a-gallon, of which he gives a 65% probability, it may curb an extra trip to McDonald’s Corp. (MCD) or to a Loews Corp. (L) movie-house to see the 3-D version of Black Panther.

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    But now, with Schultz stepping back from his beloved company, the task of the righting the ship will fall to Johnson, who took over as a CEO just over a year ago. Schultz, who had already transitioned away from running the coffee chain’s day-to-day operations, announced earlier this month he'd be leaving the company, fueling speculation he could be gearing up for a political career. Veteran retailing executive Myron Ullman is taking over as the new head of the board as Schultz departs.

    #lazy-img-328688168:before{padding-top:69.82421875%;}Schultz (L) hands Johnson the key to the original Starbucks store during the annual shareholders’ meeting on March 22, 2017 in Seattle.Photographer: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images

    While Schultz had been trying to expand the Seattle company’s premium business, dubbed Reserve, along with Italian bakery Princi, analysts have speculated that these may be put on the back burner under the new leadership. The company is also facing a resurgent McDonald’s, which has been advertising $2 cold-brew coffees, along with other steep discounts from fast-food rivals.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Magellan Health Services Inc.(MGLN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Magellan Health (NASDAQ: MGLN) and Mednax (NYSE:MD) are both mid-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Magellan Health (NASDAQ:MGLN) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $99.50.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Magellan Health (NASDAQ: MGLN) and Encompass Health (NYSE:EHC) are both mid-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Alleghany Corporation(Y)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB increased its stake in shares of Alleghany Co. (NYSE:Y) by 15.6% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 1,612 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after buying an additional 217 shares during the period. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB’s holdings in Alleghany were worth $990,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Superior Energy Services Inc.(SPN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Superior Energy Services (NYSE: SPN) and Subsea 7 (OTCMKTS:SUBCY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC raised its stake in Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE:SPN) by 57.4% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 31,560 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after acquiring an additional 11,511 shares during the quarter. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC’s holdings in Superior Energy Services were worth $266,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Best Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Intec Pharma Ltd.(NTEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media stories about Intec Pharma (NASDAQ:NTEC) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Intec Pharma earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the biotechnology company an impact score of 45.6707447165993 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Headlines about Intec Pharma (NASDAQ:NTEC) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Intec Pharma earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the biotechnology company an impact score of 45.4513319646459 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.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Intec Pharma (NASDAQ:NTEC) has been assigned a $15.00 target price by Oppenheimer in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the biotechnology company’s stock. Oppenheimer’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 185.71% from the company’s current price.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019

J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The specialty retailer reported $0.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.10, Bloomberg Earnings reports. J.Jill had a return on equity of 22.73% and a net margin of 7.93%. The business had revenue of $181.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $160.70 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.24 EPS. J.Jill’s quarterly revenue was up 9.3% compared to the same quarter last year.

J.Jill traded up $1.51, hitting $7.71, during trading on Thursday, according to Marketbeat.com. The stock had a trading volume of 182,138 shares, compared to its average volume of 287,200. The stock has a market capitalization of $262.92 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.43, a PEG ratio of 0.58 and a beta of 3.10. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.33, a quick ratio of 0.49 and a current ratio of 1.26. J.Jill has a 12 month low of $4.17 and a 12 month high of $13.71.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: DCT Industrial Trust Inc(DCT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teza Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT) in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 6,379 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $359,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its holdings in shares of DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT) by 7.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 14,570 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,044 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in DCT Industrial Trust were worth $821,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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    For an “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer spoke with Hamid Moghadam, chairman and CEO of the logistics REIT, Prologis Inc.  (PLD) , which recently announced the acquisition of DCT Industrial Trust (DCT) .

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Daiwa Securities Group Inc. lifted its holdings in DCT Industrial Trust Inc (NYSE:DCT) by 25.5% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 19,700 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,000 shares during the period. Daiwa Securities Group Inc.’s holdings in DCT Industrial Trust were worth $1,110,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Oriental Financial Group Inc.(OFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the financial shares climbed 0.11 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG), up 10 percent.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Stevens Capital Management LP purchased a new stake in shares of OFG Bancorp (NYSE:OFG) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 16,250 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $170,000.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) shares climbed 30.3 percent to $11.05 after climbing 34.60 percent on Thursday.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) jumped 21.2 percent to $4.9699 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.
    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) shares climbed 18.8 percent to $7.89 after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ: FFKT) gained 15.4 percent to $48.75. WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ: WSBC) announced an agreement and plan of merger with Farmers Capital Bank Corporation.
    TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) climbed 10.2 percent to $66.76 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong forecast for the second quarter. TransUnion announced plans to acquire Callcredit.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares gained 9.2 percent to $3.9299 after rising 8.11 percent on Thursday.
    Pinnacle Foods Inc (NYSE: PF) gained 8.8 percent to $60.04 after a 13-D filing from Jana Partners showed an increased stake in the comapny, from 1.42 million shares at the end of last quarter to 10.83 million shares, or a 9.3-percent stake.
    Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) shares climbed 8.8 percent to $26.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG) gained 8.5 percent to $12.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) climbed 7.5 percent to $7.73 following Q1 results.
    Seaspan Corporation (NYSE: SSW) shares climbed 6.7 percent to $7.50. Deutsche Bank upgraded Seaspan from Hold to Buy.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) shares rose 4.6 percent to $14.63 after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) rose 4.3 percent to $47.80. Biogen and Ionis have expanded their strategic collaboration to develop drug candidates for a broad range of neurological diseases.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Engineers Gate Manager LP increased its stake in shares of OFG Bancorp (NYSE:OFG) by 62.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 76,455 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 29,451 shares during the period. Engineers Gate Manager LP’s holdings in OFG Bancorp were worth $799,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Endeavour Silver Corporation(EXK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Endeavour Silver (NYSE: EXK) and Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE: WPM) and Endeavour Silver (NYSE:EXK) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Endeavour Silver Corp (TSE:EDR) (NYSE:EXK) insider Christine Deborah West sold 16,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$4.23, for a total value of C$67,680.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Endeavour Silver (NYSE: EXK) is one of 41 publicly-traded companies in the “Gold & silver ores” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Endeavour Silver to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Northern Trust Corporation(NTRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Northern Trust (NASDAQ:NTRS)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada in a research report issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC lessened its stake in Northern Trust Co. (NASDAQ:NTRS) by 2.8% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 292,157 shares of the asset manager’s stock after selling 8,377 shares during the quarter. Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC’s holdings in Northern Trust were worth $30,130,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Northern Trust (NASDAQ:NTRS) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Northern Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the asset manager an impact score of 46.6478323403648 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

    Get Northern Trust alerts:

    Northern Trust Co. (NTRS) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) $1.50 Billion in Sales Expected for Northern Trust Co. (NTRS) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Ex-Dividend Reminder: United Bankshares, CME Group and Northern Trust Corp (nasdaq.com) Zacks: Analysts Expect Northern Trust Co. (NTRS) to Post $1.62 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Stocks With Rising Relative Strength: Northern Trust (investors.com)

    Northern Trust opened at $106.92 on Friday, according to MarketBeat.com. The company has a quick ratio of 0.66, a current ratio of 0.66 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34. The company has a market cap of $24.02 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.14, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.41 and a beta of 0.92. Northern Trust has a 12-month low of $85.69 and a 12-month high of $110.81.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Regal Entertainment Group(RGC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    In December, UK based Cineworld Group Plc also agreed tobuy larger U.S. peer Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) for $3.6 billion in cash in adeal to create the world’s second largest movie theatre operator after AMC Entertainment Holdings. The combined entity is expected to be better able to compete AMC.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc.(NGVC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note released on Tuesday.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    But over the past five years, the industry has been turned upside down by changes in business models, a focus on delivery, and mass consolidation. While the dust is far from settled, here are 10 of the largest publicly traded grocers you can buy stock in.

    Company Market Cap Stores Regions Chains
    Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) $780 billion 500 USA Whole Foods
    Walmart (NYSE:WMT) $250 billion 11,700 Worldwide Walmart
    Costco (NASDAQ:COST) $86 billion 750 USA Costco
    Kroger (NYSE:KR) $21 billion 2,800 USA Kroger, Roundy’s, Ralph’s, Food 4 Less
    Sprouts (NASDAQ: SFM) $3 billion 300 Western and Southern U.S. Sprouts Farmer’s Market
    Weis Market (NYSE: WMK) $1.3 billion 200 Mid-Atlantic U.S. Weis Market
    SUPERVALU(NYSE: SVU) $630 million 100 Midwestern U.S. Cub Foods, Shopper’s Food, Hornbacher
    Ingles Market(NASDAQ: IMKTA) $580 million 200 Southeastern U.S. Ingles Market, Sav-Mor
    Smart & Final(NYSE: SFS) $360 million 350 Western U.S. Smart & Final, Cash & Carry
    Natural Grocers (NYSE: NGVC) $230 million 150 Western U.S. Natural Grocers

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance, company websites.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ahold Delhaize (OTCMKTS: ADRNY) and Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers (NYSE:NGVC) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares jumped 29.86 percent to close at $2.87 on Friday.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares gained 28.87 percent to close at $8.75 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Mexco Energy Corporation (NYSE: MXC) gained 27.02 percent to close at $5.4744.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) climbed 26 percent to close at $23.94. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 25.64 percent to close at $42.44 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.19 percent to close at $8.50 after reporting Q2 results.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares gained 22.45 percent to close at $31.58 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) gained 22.31 percent to close at $6.25 after reporting Q1 results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares jumped 22.27 percent to close at $121.46 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Jerash Holdings (US), Inc. (NASDAQ: JRSH) gained 20.86 percent to close at $8.46.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 19.83 percent to close at $6.89 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 18.01 percent to close at $55.95 on Friday after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 17.73 percent to close at $21.25 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Schmitt Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMIT) rose 17.41 percent to close at $2.36.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares gained 16.78 percent to close at $12.25 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares rose 14.23 percent to close at $63.40 following Q1 result
  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares rose 35.8 percent to $3.00.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares surged 32 percent to $8.94 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) gained 29.6 percent to $24.62. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares rose 26.8 percent to $32.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) gained 25 percent to $7.185 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares climbed 23.7 percent to $122.87 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.2 percent to $8.4999 after reporting Q2 results.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) gained 22.2 percent to $41.27 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 22.2 percent to $57.955 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) jumped 19.7 percent to $6.12 after reporting Q1 results.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 16.4 percent to $21.00 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares rose 16.4 percent to $12.21 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares gained 14.9 percent to $63.75 following Q1 results.
    Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL) shares climbed 14.5 percent to $23.98 folloiwng strong Q1 results.
    B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) climbed 12.6 percent to $25.40 after reporting Q1 earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: HMSY) shares gained 10 percent to $19.59 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7 percent to $10.09 following Q3 r

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: BankUnited, Inc.(BKU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BankUnited (NYSE:BKU) insider Mark Bagnoli sold 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.63, for a total value of $40,630.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 25,118 shares in the company, valued at $1,020,544.34. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas trimmed its holdings in BankUnited (NYSE:BKU) by 35.6% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 23,661 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 13,097 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in BankUnited were worth $946,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    BankUnited (BKU) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $277.17 Million (americanbankingnews.com) BankUnited (BKU) Insider Sells $40,630.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) BankUnited (BKU) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.79 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Head to Head Contrast: BankUnited (BKU) and Capitol Federal Financial (CFFN) (americanbankingnews.com)

    NYSE BKU opened at $40.62 on Wednesday. BankUnited has a 12-month low of $30.37 and a 12-month high of $43.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.58, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a current ratio of 0.96. The company has a market capitalization of $4.30 billion, a PE ratio of 15.33, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.39 and a beta of 1.04.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: (RUP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Rupert Resources Ltd (CVE:RUP) insider Alan Douglas Brimacombe purchased 25,000 shares of Rupert Resources stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 30th. The stock was bought at an average cost of C$1.03 per share, for a total transaction of C$25,750.00.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Coherent, Inc.(COHR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Several other optics stocks stand to gain. In a Monday note, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Vivek Arya also highlighlited the semiconductor space as one that could benefit from the news. Other stocks to watch include:

    Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LITE)
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN)
    Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR)
    II-VI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IIVI)
    Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI)
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS)
    Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ: IDTI)
    Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ: QRVO)
    Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX)
    Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ: AVGO)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Earnest Partners LLC lifted its stake in shares of Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) by 2.2% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 453,873 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after buying an additional 9,868 shares during the quarter. Earnest Partners LLC’s holdings in Coherent were worth $85,056,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hood River Capital Management LLC decreased its position in shares of Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) by 63.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 69,773 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 122,518 shares during the quarter. Hood River Capital Management LLC owned about 0.28% of Coherent worth $13,075,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By ]

    Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) is one of the oldest companies in the laser technology space based in California, US. The company employs around 5,218 employees and has grown rapidly in terms of revenues as well as profits over the past few years. A recent sell-off as a result of forex risks and a negative market sentiment with respect to lasers has brought the stock price down to reasonable valuations. However, analysts continue to remain bullish on the stock with target prices showing a minimum appreciation of 40% over the current market price.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Central European Media Enterprises Ltd.(CETV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about Central European Media Enterprises (NASDAQ:CETV) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press 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. Central European Media Enterprises earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.2556402111345 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Central European Media Enterprises (NASDAQ:CETV) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Central European Media Enterprises earned a news sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 45.5324249099013 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.

Hot Canadian Stocks To Watch For 2018

Consolidation isn’t coming in the Canadian cannabis industry — it’s already here.

The big story right now relates to the potential acquisition of MedReleaf (NASDAQOTH:MEDFF) by Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH:ACBFF). There’s no guarantee that a deal will be made, but the two companies announced that they were engaged in discussions.

Aurora is currently the second-largest Canadian marijuana grower by market cap, while MedReleaf fluctuates between being ranked No. 3 and No. 4. An acquisition of MedReleaf would enable Aurora to leapfrog over Canopy Growth (NASDAQOTH:TWMJF) to become the top marijuana stock on the market.

Should Aurora actually buy MedReleaf, there could be considerable pressure on Canopy to make an acquisition of its own. One obvious target to buy would be Aphria (NASDAQOTH:APHQF), which has roughly the same market cap as MedReleaf. But would this acquisition make sense for Canopy Growth? I think it could.

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Hot Canadian Stocks To Watch For 2018: Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.(DNKN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Already, well-known short-seller Jim Chanos has disclosed a major short in the fast-growing Dunkin’ Brands Group (DNKN) .

    What’s more, the geopolitical landscape is such that short sellers are likely nearing a precipice of opportunity. With risks growing ahead of the mid-term elections, the chance that a market-rattling event takes place are higher than they might have been in previous administrations.

  • [By ]

    TheStreet will not just be in the conversation with regards to earnings season, we will be leading the conversation (which we often do). Coming up Thursday interview-wise fresh off their earnings reports: (1) UPS (UPS) Chief Financial Officer; PepsiCo Chief Financial Officer Hugh Johnston; Dunkin Donuts (DNKN) CEO Nigel Travis; Hasbro (HAS) CEO Brian Goldner. Big day, big insights popping – so keep checking back on our site throughout the day.

  • [By ]

    Dunkin’ Brands Group (DNKN) had little time to celebrate its better than expected first-quarter on Thursday as headlines erupted early that noted short-seller Jim Chanos has bet against the company. Chanos said in a TV interview that he has been short shares of Dunkin’ and Burger King/Tim Horton’s owner Restaurant Brands International (QSR) for about a year. Chanos’ main contention: valuations for the two fast-food heavyweights are too high and he thinks it’s better for restaurants to own their own real estate, rather than franchise. 

Hot Canadian Stocks To Watch For 2018: BankUnited, Inc.(BKU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    BankUnited (BKU) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $277.17 Million (americanbankingnews.com) BankUnited (BKU) Insider Sells $40,630.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) BankUnited (BKU) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.79 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Head to Head Contrast: BankUnited (BKU) and Capitol Federal Financial (CFFN) (americanbankingnews.com)

    NYSE BKU opened at $40.62 on Wednesday. BankUnited has a 12-month low of $30.37 and a 12-month high of $43.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.58, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a current ratio of 0.96. The company has a market capitalization of $4.30 billion, a PE ratio of 15.33, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.39 and a beta of 1.04.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BankUnited (NYSE: BKU) and Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BankUnited (NYSE:BKU) insider Mark Bagnoli sold 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.63, for a total value of $40,630.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 25,118 shares in the company, valued at $1,020,544.34. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Hot Canadian Stocks To Watch For 2018: Navios Maritime Holdings Inc.(NM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Navios Maritime (NYSE: NM) is one of 44 public companies in the “Deep sea foreign transportation of freight” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Navios Maritime to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NM) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.23 per share on revenue of $128.00 million.

    Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $279.85 million.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now

On Tuesday, shares of Snap (SNAP) hit a new public trading low, falling nearly 9% to $15.47 after a big downgrade from Morgan Stanley. With the research firm cutting its price target from $28 to $16, Snap shares easily lost hold of their $17 IPO price that they had been struggling to defend. Unfortunately, for investors, the situation could get much worse before it gets better.

One of the reasons for the downgrade was weak Daily Active User (“DAU”) data the firm retrieved from a third party source. If you remember back around the time of Snap’s IPO, I cited slowing DAU growth as a main reason for avoiding, or even going short, shares of the company. This was the chart I provided from the firm’s S-1 filing.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    The Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF (OTC: HMLSF) gained 2.5 percent over the five days of the week, while the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (NYSE: MJ) rose 3.1 percent. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) slipped 0.2 percent.

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    The Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF (OTC: HMLSF) tumbled 4.7 percent over the five days of the week, while the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (NYSE: MJ) slipped 4.4 percent. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) ended the week flat.

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sound Financial Bancorp, Inc.(SFBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Stilwell Value LLCOFG Bancorp (OFG) – 1,614,868 shares, 14.1% of the total portfolio. Kingsway Financial Services Inc (KFS) – 3,780,889 shares, 12.63% of the total portfolio. HopFed Bancorp Inc (HFBC) – 627,128 shares, 7.62% of the total portfolio. Alcentra Capital Corp (ABDC) – 1,251,324 shares, 7.27% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 20.66%Sound Financial Bancorp Inc (SFBC) – 228,600 shares, 7.02% of th

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: S&P Smallcap 600(PH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Barings LLC decreased its holdings in Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 36.4% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 26,064 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 14,937 shares during the period. Barings LLC’s holdings in Parker Hannifin were worth $4,458,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Eaton Vance Management lifted its holdings in shares of Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 141.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 514,556 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 301,597 shares during the quarter. Eaton Vance Management’s holdings in Parker Hannifin were worth $88,005,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ardevora Asset Management LLP reduced its stake in shares of Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 0.5% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 154,400 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 800 shares during the quarter. Ardevora Asset Management LLP’s holdings in Parker Hannifin were worth $26,407,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ClariVest Asset Management LLC reduced its stake in shares of Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 3.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 122,268 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 3,773 shares during the period. ClariVest Asset Management LLC owned approximately 0.09% of Parker Hannifin worth $20,913,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Barings LLC decreased its holdings in Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 36.4% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 26,064 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 14,937 shares during the period. Barings LLC’s holdings in Parker Hannifin were worth $4,458,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: BankUnited, Inc.(BKU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    BankUnited (BKU) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $277.17 Million (americanbankingnews.com) BankUnited (BKU) Insider Sells $40,630.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) BankUnited (BKU) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.79 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Head to Head Contrast: BankUnited (BKU) and Capitol Federal Financial (CFFN) (americanbankingnews.com)

    NYSE BKU opened at $40.62 on Wednesday. BankUnited has a 12-month low of $30.37 and a 12-month high of $43.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.58, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a current ratio of 0.96. The company has a market capitalization of $4.30 billion, a PE ratio of 15.33, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.39 and a beta of 1.04.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BankUnited (NYSE: BKU) and Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BankUnited (NYSE:BKU) insider Mark Bagnoli sold 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.63, for a total value of $40,630.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 25,118 shares in the company, valued at $1,020,544.34. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: ImmuCell Corporation(ICCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ImmuCell (NASDAQ:ICCC) released its quarterly earnings results on Monday. The biotechnology company reported ($0.04) earnings per share for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. ImmuCell had a negative net margin of 1.61% and a negative return on equity of 0.79%.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    2. Staffing firms could do well as employees look to other options if their employers won’t raise rates along with the trend. Firms like Robert Half International (NYSE: RHI) and ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) would also benefit from higher wages through the fees the companies collect when they place an employee contract.

  • [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.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “ManpowerGroup (MAN) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.09 EPS” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this piece on another domain, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of US and international trademark & copyright laws. The correct version of this piece can be read at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3373626/manpowergroup-man-posts-quarterly-earnings-results-beats-estimates-by-0-09-eps.html.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.(GCAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    GAIN Capital (NYSE:GCAP) General Counsel Diego Rotsztain sold 3,184 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.23, for a total value of $26,204.32. Following the completion of the transaction, the general counsel now directly owns 98,663 shares in the company, valued at approximately $811,996.49. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    GAIN Capital (NYSE:GCAP) insider Samantha Roady sold 4,826 shares of GAIN Capital stock in a transaction on Monday, May 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.23, for a total transaction of $39,717.98. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 221,191 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,820,401.93. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: CareDx, Inc.(CDNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $0.77 33.90%
    CareDx Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNA) $7.49 29.88%
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    New York & Co. Inc. (NYSE: NWY) $3.37 26.35%

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Humana Inc.(HUM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Late Thursday, reports began to trickle in that retail behemoth Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) was in preliminary negotiations to acquire health insurer Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM). Humana’s market cap of around $37 billion makes this a very big deal, even if the talks result in some sort of partnership between the two firms.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) which rose over 4% to $280.36. The stocks 52-week range is $206.68 to $293.35. Volume was 3.2 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.1 million.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: ClearBridge Energy MLP Total Return Fund Inc.(CTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Charles Taylor (LON:CTR) had its price objective upped by Liberum Capital from GBX 330 ($4.48) to GBX 385 ($5.22) in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Liberum Capital’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 33.22% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Charles Taylor (LON:CTR) had its price objective upped by Liberum Capital from GBX 330 ($4.48) to GBX 385 ($5.22) in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Liberum Capital’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 33.22% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Charles Taylor (LON:CTR) had its price objective upped by Liberum Capital from GBX 330 ($4.48) to GBX 385 ($5.22) in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Liberum Capital’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 33.22% from the stock’s previous close.

BankUnited (BKU) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Finds

Media headlines about BankUnited (NYSE:BKU) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog 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. BankUnited earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.9005294993019 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

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BankUnited (BKU) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $277.17 Million (americanbankingnews.com) BankUnited (BKU) Insider Sells $40,630.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) BankUnited (BKU) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.79 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Head to Head Contrast: BankUnited (BKU) and Capitol Federal Financial (CFFN) (americanbankingnews.com)

NYSE BKU opened at $40.62 on Wednesday. BankUnited has a 12-month low of $30.37 and a 12-month high of $43.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.58, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a current ratio of 0.96. The company has a market capitalization of $4.30 billion, a PE ratio of 15.33, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.39 and a beta of 1.04.

BankUnited (NYSE:BKU) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.77 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.05. BankUnited had a net margin of 45.31% and a return on equity of 11.45%. The company had revenue of $275.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $271.96 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.57 earnings per share. research analysts predict that BankUnited will post 3.3 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, April 12th were given a $0.21 dividend. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.07%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, April 11th. BankUnited’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 31.70%.

BankUnited announced that its board has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Tuesday, January 23rd that allows the company to repurchase $150.00 million in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization allows the financial services provider to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

BKU has been the topic of several research reports. Sandler O’Neill raised shares of BankUnited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. Barclays lifted their price objective on shares of BankUnited from $46.00 to $49.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. UBS initiated coverage on shares of BankUnited in a research report on Wednesday, March 21st. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $45.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of BankUnited from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. Finally, Hovde Group lowered shares of BankUnited from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and lowered their price objective for the stock from $45.00 to $44.00 in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $42.92.

In related news, Director Eugene F. Demark sold 2,682 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.92, for a total transaction of $115,111.44. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 16,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $686,720. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Mark Bagnoli sold 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.63, for a total transaction of $40,630.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 25,118 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,020,544.34. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 6,487 shares of company stock worth $276,048. Insiders own 2.30% of the company’s stock.

BankUnited Company Profile

BankUnited, Inc operates as the bank holding company for BankUnited, National Association that provides a range of banking services to small and medium sized businesses, and individual and corporate customers in the United States. The company offers deposit products, such as checking, money market deposit, and savings accounts, as well as certificates of deposit; and treasury management services.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for BankUnited (NYSE:BKU)