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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now

What happened

Shares of CRISPR Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CRSP) fell 21.7% last month and 33.3% in the last six weeks, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The stock market’s most valuable CRISPR stock by market cap has been falling back to earth in recent months after briefly eclipsing a $3 billion valuation earlier this summer.

In addition to investors slowly readjusting the biopharma’s market cap over time, CRISPR Therapeutics stock was driven lower by the completion of a share offering in mid-September. It was a smart move financially, as it nearly doubled the amount of cash on the balance sheet from the end of June, but the $230 million in gross proceeds also increased the number of shares outstanding by 10%. Dilution isn’t the only thing on the minds of investors.

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Carnival Corporation(CCL)

Carnival Corporation operates as a leisure travel and cruise company in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. It offers cruises under the Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, and Seabourn brands in North America; and Costa, AIDA, P&O Cruises (UK), Cunard, and P&O Cruises (Australia) brands in Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company operates 99 cruise ships. It also owns Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, a tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon, which owns and operates 11 hotels or lodges, approximately 300 motor coaches, and 20 glass-domed railcars. In addition, the company is involved in the leasing of cruise ships. It sells its cruises primarily through travel agents and tour operators. Carnival Corporation was incorporated in 1972 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida. Carnival Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & Plc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Carnival Corp (NYSE:CCL)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallMarch 26, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Arnold Donald — President and Chief Executive Officer

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    The three biggest cruise line stocks are Royal Caribbean(NYSE:RCL), Norwegian Cruise Line(NYSE:NCLH), and market leader Carnival(NYSE:CCL). Let’s take a closer look at each of these companies.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE)

Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (the Fund) seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Energy Select Sector Index (the Index). The Index includes companies from the following industries oil, gas and consumable fuels, and energy equipment and services. The Fund’s investment advisor is SSgA Funds Management, Inc.
Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Smoot]

    This company is absolutely booming. First, its net profits increased by 50% last year alone. Beyond that, this company has a dividend yield of 6.44%. That’s more than double the yield of the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund ETF (NYSEARCA: XLE) of 3.04%.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Nevertheless, some sectors of the market are doing better than others. When it comes to the 11 sectors that the company behind the Select Sector SPDR line of ETFs tracks, the best returns so far have come from Industrials Select Sector SPDR (NYSEMKT:XLI), Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSEMKT:XLE), and Technology Select Sector SPDR (NYSEMKT:XLK).

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Energy stocks slumped again, with the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLE) moving down 0.5%. Gold stocks advanced; the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEMKT:GDX) rose 1.4%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Energy stocks rallied, with theEnergy Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLE) up 1.7%. Consumer stocks lost some ground; theSPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEMKT:XRT) slipped 0.7%.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company(RRD)

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (“RR Donnelley,” the “Company,” “we,” “us,” and “our”), a Delaware corporation, helps organizations communicate more effectively by working to create, manage, produce, distribute and process content on behalf of our customers. The Company assists customers in developing and executing multichannel communication strategies that engage audiences, reduce costs, drive revenues and increase compliance. R.R. Donnelley’s innovative technologies enhance digital and print communications to deliver integrated messages across multiple media to highly targeted audiences at optimal times for clients in virtually every private and public sector. Strategically located operations provide local service and responsiveness while leveraging the economic, geographic and technological advantages of a global organization.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of R.R. Donnelley & Sons (NYSE:RRD) jumped on Tuesday after the provider of business services and marketing solutions received an analyst upgrade. The stock was up about 8.1% at 12:35 p.m. EDT after being up as much as 16% earlier in the day.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of R.R. Donnelley & Sons (NYSE:RRD) slumped on Thursday after the business communications and marketing company reported lackluster second-quarter results. While revenue grew compared to the prior-year period, the bottom line tumbled and badly missed analyst expectations. RRD also slashed its quarterly dividend. The stock was down about 17.6% at 11:30 a.m. EDT.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sei Investments Co. raised its stake in RR Donnelley & Sons Co (NYSE:RRD) by 51.1% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 26,150 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 8,847 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co.’s holdings in RR Donnelley & Sons were worth $229,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.(OMN)

OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (referred to in this report as OMNOVA Solutions, OMNOVA, the Company, we or our) became an independent publicly-traded company on October 1, 1999, when it was spun off by GenCorp Inc., its former parent company. OMNOVA Solutions is incorporated under the laws of the State of Ohio, and its headquarters is located at 25435 Harvard Road, Beachwood, Ohio 44122-6201. OMNOVA Solutions is an innovator of performance-enhancing chemistries and surfaces for a number of commercial, industrial, and residential end uses. Our products provide a variety of important functional and aesthetic benefits to hundreds of products that people use daily. We hold leading positions in key market categories, which have been built through innovative products, customized product solutions, strong technical expertise, well-established distribution channels, recognized brands, and long-standing customer relationships.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (NYSE:OMN) – Analysts at KeyCorp issued their Q2 2019 earnings estimates for shares of OMNOVA Solutions in a report issued on Wednesday, February 6th. KeyCorp analyst M. Sison expects that the specialty chemicals company will post earnings per share of $0.17 for the quarter. KeyCorp also issued estimates for OMNOVA Solutions’ Q3 2019 earnings at $0.18 EPS.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    OMNOVA Solutions (NYSE:OMN) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallSep. 26, 2018 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    The U.S. markets are preparing for the eighth interest rate hike since 2015, and the Federal Reserve may not be done yet. Markets are weighing the possibility that the Fed may raise rates one more time this year (in December). The hikes come as the Fed is attempting to shrink its $4.5 trillion balance sheet. When Powell speaks this afternoon, expect a few questions about the impact of the trade war between the United States and China. Reporters will also likely want to know about geopolitical risks to the U.S. economy and how they might affect growth in a higher-interest-rate environment. Yesterday, U.S. President Donald Trump gave a speech before the United Nations General Assembly. During his talk, Trump praised the U.S. economy and defended his administration’s actions this year on trade. Trump said that the United States will no longer endure “abuse” from other trade partners. The U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer also said Tuesday that the U.S. is prepared to proceed on a new trade deal with Mexico without the participation of Canada. Oil prices are in focus after President Trump called out OPEC members before the U.N. on Tuesday. During his talk, Trump accused OPEC and non-OPEC participants in collusion efforts on production and prices of ripping off the rest of the world.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: NKE, SVMK, DB
    Shares of Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) fell 3.5% after the sports apparel giant reported earnings after the bell. The company topped earnings expectations and reported profit growth of 15%. However, investors took some profits off the table. Shares of Nike stock are up more than 35% on the year. SVMK, the parent company of SurveyMonkey, has priced its upcoming IPO at $12 per share. That figure is above analysts’ initial range expectation of $9 to $11 per share. The firm expects to reach a market capitalization of $1.46 bil

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Computer Sciences Corporation(CSC)

Computer Sciences Corporation provides information technology (IT) and professional services and solutions primarily in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The company operates through Global Business Services and Global Infrastructure Services segments. The Global Business Services segment provides technology solutions, including consulting, applications services, and software. This segment offers applications services that optimize and modernize clients’ business and technical environments enabling clients to capitalize on emerging services, such as cloud, mobility, and big data within new commercial models, such as the as a Service and digital economies; consulting services that help organizations innovate, transform, and create sustainable competitive advantage; and vertically-aligned software solutions and process-based intellectual property power mission-critical transaction engines in insurance, banking, healthcare and life sciences, manufacturing, and various other industries. The Global Infrastructure Services segment provides managed and virtual desktop solutions, unified communications and collaboration services, data center management, cyber security, and compute and managed storage solutions to commercial clients. This segment also delivers next-generation cloud offerings, including infrastructure as a service, private cloud solutions, CloudMail, and storage as a service. The company has a strategic partnership with HCL Technologies to create an applications modernization delivery network. The company was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CasinoCoin (CURRENCY:CSC) traded 26.1% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on June 10th. One CasinoCoin coin can currently be bought for about $0.0004 or 0.00000006 BTC on popular exchanges including cfinex and BitFlip. During the last seven days, CasinoCoin has traded 29.9% lower against the U.S. dollar. CasinoCoin has a market capitalization of $15.21 million and $5,864.00 worth of CasinoCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CasinoCoin (CURRENCY:CSC) traded 11.7% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 21:00 PM ET on May 27th. In the last week, CasinoCoin has traded down 44.1% against the U.S. dollar. One CasinoCoin coin can currently be purchased for $0.0005 or 0.00000007 BTC on popular exchanges including cfinex and BitFlip. CasinoCoin has a market cap of $18.55 million and approximately $27,292.00 worth of CasinoCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: SteadyMed Ltd.(STDY)

SteadyMed Ltd. (referred to as “we”, “the Company” or “SteadyMed” in this Annual Report on Form 10-K) is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of drug product candidates to treat orphan and high-value diseases with unmet parenteral delivery needs. Our primary focus is to obtain approval for the sale of Trevyent庐 for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension, or PAH. We are also developing two drug product candidates for the treatment of post-surgical and acute pain in the home setting. Our drug product candidates are enabled by our proprietary PatchPump庐, which is a discreet, pre-filled, water-resistant and disposable parenteral drug administration technology. Our PatchPump technology is aseptically pre-filled with sterile liquid drug at the site of manufacture and pre-programmed to deliver an accurate, steady flow of drug to a patient, either subcutaneously or intravenously.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Steadymed Ltd (NASDAQ:STDY) CEO Jonathan Rigby sold 88,831 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.66, for a total transaction of $413,952.46. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 41,605 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $193,879.30. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Kohl’s Corporation(KSS)

Kohl?s Corporation operates department stores in the United States. The company?s stores offer private and exclusive, as well as national branded apparel, footwear, and accessories for women, men, and children; soft home products, such as sheets and pillows; and housewares primarily to middle-income customers. As of January 29, 2011, it operated 1,089 stores in 49 states. The company also offers on-line shopping on its Web site at Kohls.com. Kohl?s Corporation was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kohl’s Co. (NYSE:KSS) – Investment analysts at Jefferies Financial Group upped their Q2 2020 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Kohl’s in a report issued on Tuesday, March 5th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst R. Konik now expects that the company will post earnings of $1.90 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $1.86. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Kohl’s’ Q3 2020 earnings at $1.04 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $2.48 EPS, FY2020 earnings at $6.10 EPS and FY2021 earnings at $6.45 EPS.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    A few years ago, Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) management determined that many of the department store chain’s stores were too big. In many cases, Kohl’s was filling these stores with more inventory than was necessary to meet demand, just so the stores wouldn’t look empty. That excess inventory led to margin-sapping clearance discounts at the end of each season.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Now, here’s a closer look at today’s Money Morning insight, the most important market events, and stocks to watch.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Thursday
    Investors are eyeing news that the U.S. deficit with China hit a 10-year high during December. This widening deficit occurred even in the face of U.S. President Donald Trump’s large tariffs on Chinese goods. Trump has been slapping tariffs on China to reduce this deficit. However, Americans continued to buy cheap manufactured goods while the Chinese government has scooped up cheap commodities and raw materials from other nations. Yesterday, shares of Brown-Forman Corp.(NYSE: BF.B), the manufacturer of Jack Daniel’s whiskey, fell 7% after announcing the tariffs were hurting sales. Now, new tensions in the trade deal are emerging as the Chinese tech firm Huawei has sued the U.S. government over a ban to sell its equipment to the United States.
    Before the bell, the European Central Bank planned to announce its latest decision on interest rates and other monetary policy matters. The ECB Bank Chief Mario Draghi hosted a press conference to discuss the bank’s forecast for the European economy. Many analysts project that several key markets – like Germany – have seen a cooldown in economic activity in recent months. The ECB has never raised interest rates during any part of Draghi’s eight-year term. The 2020 election is heating up around one issue – but it’s not the one that you think. In fact, Money Morning Special Situation Strategist Tim Melvin projects that President Trump will do something shocking before the election: legalize cannabis across the United States. Think that’s crazy? Well, you’d be amazed at how easy it would be. You’ll also be shocked by how much money you could make by getting out in front of this trend – check out Tim’s latest insight right here.
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    Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has learned that brick-and-mortar retail is di

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Cowen Group, Inc.(COWN)

Cowen Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation, is a holding company formed in connection with the business combination of Ramius LLC (“Ramius”) and Cowen Holdings, Inc. (“Cowen Holdings”). The Company was jointly formed on June 1, 2009 by Cowen Holdings and RCG Holdings LLC (“RCG”) in connection with the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Agreement and the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of June 3, 2009 (the “Transactions”).
Cowen Group, Inc. is a diversified financial services firm and, together with its consolidated subsidiaries (collectively, “Cowen Group” or the “Company”), provides alternative investment management, investment banking, research, and sales and trading services through its two business segments: Ramius and its affiliates comprise the Company’s alternative investment management segment, while Cowen and Company, LLC (“Cowen and Company”) is its broker-dealer segment.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    The Cowen Group(NASDAQ:COWN) was thefirst big investment bank to initiate significant coverage of the growing marijuana-stock universe. Cowen’s top pot stockanalyst, Vivien Azer has been extremely bullish about legal marijuana sales growth and she’s a perfect example of a successful pot stock analyst who doesn’t want to talk about the biggest problems her stock picks are facing.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) stock hit a four-month low after a string of downgrades and fears about the company’s cash burn. CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the company will unveil its Model Y on March 14 and that it will shift Model 3 sales online around the globe. But Adam Jonas, a Morgan Stanley analyst, does not see this as a great buying opportunity. He thinks there is “something wrong” with the company. With more debt coming due and a significant level of cash burn, analysts wonder if Musk will need to raise more capital. Yesterday, Barclays slashed its price target for TSLA stock by 9% to $192. Cowen Inc. (NASDAQ: COWN) has named Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE: ACB) its top pick in the marijuana sector. The investment bank cited strong growth potential for the legal cannabis market in Canada as a reason for its growing upside. Also, the bank foresees significant growth upside from the ever-increasing global medicinal demand. If you’re looking for another major trend that could push this stock and the booming slate of cannabis stocks higher… check out this shocking prediction about cannabis in 2020.
    Stocks to Watch Today: AEO, XOM, JNJ
    American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) will lead another busy day of earnings reports on Wednesday. Investors expect the firm will report a jump in same-store sales. Analysts expect a boost from the firm’s Aerie brand of lingerie. However, Wall Street has real concerns about the firm’s forward guidance due to rising marketing costs and an uptick in employee pay.

    CANNABIS UPDATE: Michigan just legalized adult-use marijuana. Three stocks to watch now.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Sierra Bancorp(BSRR)

Sierra Bancorp, incorporated on November 16, 2000, is a bank holding company for Bank of the Sierra (the Bank). The Bank is a state-chartered bank, which offers a range of retail and commercial banking services. The Bank’s products and services are related to the business of lending money and accepting deposits. The Bank operates approximately 30 branch offices, an online branch, a real estate industries group, an agricultural credit division, a Small Business Administration (SBA) lending unit and a loan production office. Its customers have access to electronic point-of-sale payment alternatives around the country through the Pulse Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) network. Its Internet branch provides the ability to open deposit accounts online; an online banking option with bill-pay and mobile banking capabilities, including mobile check deposit; a customer service center that is accessible by toll-free telephone during business hours, and an automated telephone banking system. It offers a range of other banking products and services to complement and support its lending and deposit products, including remote deposit capture and automated payroll services for business customers. The Company’s other direct subsidiaries are Sierra Statutory Trust II and Sierra Capital Trust III, which are engaged in facilitating the issuance of capital trust pass-through securities.

Lending Activities

The Bank’s lending activities include real estate, commercial (including small business), agricultural and consumer loans. The bulk of its real estate loans are secured by commercial, professional office properties and agricultural properties, which are owner occupied. The Bank also offers a range of construction loans for residential and commercial development, permanent mortgage loans, land acquisition and development loans, and multifamily credit facilities. Secondary market services for residential mortgage loans are provided through the Bank’s affiliations with Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and ce! rtain non-governmental institutions. The Bank’s total net loans are approximately $1,124.6 million.

Investment Activities

The Bank’s investments consist of debt and marketable equity securities (together, the investment portfolio), investments in the time deposits of other banks, surplus interest-earning balances in its Federal Reserve Bank account and overnight fed funds sold. The Bank’s securities are all marketable and are classified as available for sale, which include the United States Government agencies, mortgage-backed securities, state and political subdivisions, and equity securities. The Bank’s aggregate investments are approximately $510 million.

Sources of Funds

The Bank offers a range of deposit products for individuals and businesses, including checking accounts, savings accounts, money market demand accounts, time deposits, retirement accounts and sweep accounts. The Bank’s non-maturity deposits include demand deposit accounts and negotiable order of withdrawal (NOW) accounts. The Bank has approximately 101,200 deposit accounts totaling over $1,465 billion. The Bank’s non-deposit borrowings include fed funds purchased from correspondent banks, borrowings from the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB), advances from the Federal Reserve Bank, securities sold under agreement to repurchase and junior subordinated debentures. The Bank uses short-term FHLB advances and fed funds purchased on uncommitted lines to support liquidity needs created by seasonal deposit flows and for other short-term purposes.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP(TEP)

Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (NYSE:TEP) is a growth-oriented publicly traded Delaware limited partnership formed in February 2013 by Tallgrass Development to own, operate, acquire and develop midstream energy assets in North America. We provide natural gas transportation and storage services for customers in the Rocky Mountain and Midwest regions of the United States through our Tallgrass Interstate Gas Transmission System, which we refer to as the TIGT System, and provide processing services for customers in Wyoming through our Casper and Douglas natural gas processing and West Frenchie Draw natural gas treating facilities, which we refer to as the Midstream Facilities.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Natixis bought a new position in Tallgrass Energy Partners LP (NYSE:TEP) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 68,685 shares of the pipeline company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,975,000. Natixis owned 0.09% of Tallgrass Energy Partners as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. trimmed its position in shares of Tallgrass Energy Partners LP (NYSE:TEP) by 21.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 686,632 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 190,040 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned approximately 0.94% of Tallgrass Energy Partners worth $26,016,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    Tallgrass Energy Partners (TEP) : “That dividend is a red flag. That group has become a house of pain and I’m not going there.”

    Mallinckrodt (MNK) : “They had a better-than-expected quarter, but I am worried and I’m staying away.”

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Top Medical Stocks For 2019

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.

Several other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Amica Retiree Medical Trust bought a new stake in shares of BankUnited in the fourth quarter worth about $138,000. Timber Hill LLC bought a new stake in shares of BankUnited in the first quarter worth about $203,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. bought a new stake in shares of BankUnited in the fourth quarter worth about $219,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its holdings in shares of BankUnited by 49.2% in the fourth quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 5,511 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $224,000 after purchasing an additional 1,818 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State of Alaska Department of Revenue bought a new stake in shares of BankUnited in the fourth quarter worth about $252,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 94.13% of the company’s stock.

Top Medical Stocks For 2019: News Corporation(NWS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News articles about News Corp Class B (NASDAQ:NWS) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. News Corp Class B earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 45.8601342975312 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub cut shares of News Corp Class B (NASDAQ:NWS) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

    NASDAQ NWS opened at $15.55 on Tuesday. News Corp Class B has a 52 week low of $13.10 and a 52 week high of $17.70. The company has a quick ratio of 1.62, a current ratio of 1.62 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02. The stock has a market capitalization of $9.12 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.60 and a beta of 1.80.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    New Media Inv Group (NYSE: NEWM) and News (NASDAQ:NWS) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

Top Medical Stocks For 2019: Sierra Bancorp(BSRR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC trimmed its position in Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) by 41.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 11,173 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 7,846 shares during the quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC owned 0.07% of Sierra Bancorp worth $298,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Medical Stocks For 2019: Empire State Realty Trust, Inc.(ESRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kempen Capital Management N.V. purchased a new stake in Empire State Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:ESRT) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 602,051 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $10,108,000.

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    For example, nobody is going to come along and build another Empire State Building. In fact, you can actually invest in this building through the Empire State Realty Trust (NYSE: ESRT).

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    Empire State Realty Trust (ESRT) : “The yield on this one is too low.”

    DowDuPont (DWDP) : “I’m not running away, I’m sticking with them.”

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Prudential Financial Inc. cut its stake in Empire State Realty (NYSE:ESRT) by 0.5% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,745,889 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 8,046 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in Empire State Realty were worth $29,313,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESRT), a leading real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building, the world's most famous building. Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company's office and retail portfolio covers 10.1 million rentable square feet, as of March 31, 2018, consisting of 9.4 million rentable square feet in 14 office properties, including nine in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and two in Westchester County, New York; and approximately 700,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

Top Medical Stocks For 2019: MEI Pharma, Inc.(MEIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) rose 13.8 percent to $2.88.
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) jumped 13.1 percent to $6.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares gained 12 percent to $5.87 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) gained 8.4 percent to $3.96 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Rosehill Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: ROSE) surged 8.4 percent to $7.90 after announcing Q1 results.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) rose 8.1 percent to $0.5171 following Q1 results.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) rose 7.7 percent to $5.6103 following Q1 results.
    Nine Energy Service, Inc. (NYSE: NINE) shares climbed 7.4 percent to $35.90.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 6.7 percent to $6.40 after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about MEI Pharma (NASDAQ:MEIP) have been trending somewhat negative on Friday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. MEI Pharma earned a coverage optimism score of -0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 45.5534769772513 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [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 Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) rose 75.31 percent to close at $9.94 after reporting Q1 results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 40.62 percent to close at $4.50 on Tuesday after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) gained 34.39 percent to close at $3.40.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) gained 32.74 percent to close at $1.50 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) surged 31.15 percent to close at $8.00 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) rose 21.07 percent to close at $11.09. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) rose 20.23 percent to close at $10.58.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) shares gained 17.62 percent to close at $17.82.
    Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: APVO) rose 17.1 percent to close at $5.82.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) shares jumped 16.23 percent to close at $4.87 following Q1 earnings.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) rose 16.04 percent to close at $3.69.
    PPDAI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PPDF) climbed 15.99 percent to close at $7.98 following Q1 results.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) rose 15.93 percent to close at $3.42.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) gained 15.59 percent to close at $0.5532 following Q1 results.
    Sophiris Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPHS) gained 13.92 percent to close at $3.52 on Tuesday following Q1 results.
    Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA) jumped 13.4 percent to close at $2.37.
    Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI) shares surged 13.05 percent to close

Top Medical Stocks For 2019: United States Cellular Corporation(USM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NII (NASDAQ: NIHD) and U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its holdings in U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM) by 770.8% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 52,229 shares of the Wireless communications provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 46,231 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned about 0.06% of U.S. Cellular worth $2,099,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

    Get U.S. Cellular alerts:

    $962.41 Million in Sales Expected for U.S. Cellular (USM) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) $0.21 Earnings Per Share Expected for U.S. Cellular (USM) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) OneNeck IT Solutions named to CRNs 2018 Solution Provider 500 list (prweb.com) U.S. Cellular Unveils Offers on iPhones With New Connections (zacks.com)

    USM has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Raymond James raised shares of U.S. Cellular from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. ValuEngine raised shares of U.S. Cellular from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of U.S. Cellular from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2018

Two companies completed initial public offerings (IPOs) last week and another four are on the calendar for this week, including the first of an expected slew of billion dollar offerings.

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust (NASDAQ: ILPT) raised $480 million last week, selling 20 million shares at $24, well below the expected range of $28 to $31. Shares lost 2.7% on the Friday IPO.

Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. (NYSE: LBRT) raised $216 million by selling 12.7 million shares in an upsized offering that priced at $17, above the expected range. Shares closed up nearly 28% on the Friday IPO.

Through the week ending January 12, IPO ETF manager Renaissance Capital reported that 2 IPOs have priced in the U.S. so far this year, up from none year over year. Total proceeds raised through last week equaled $700 million.

For 2017, Renaissance Capital reported a total of 160 IPOs, up 52% year over year from 105 in 2016. Total 2017 proceeds amounted to $35.5 billion compared with a 2016 total of $18.8 billion. Renaissance Capital does not include best efforts or blank-check companies in its totals, nor does it include IPOs that raise less than $10 million.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2018: Polaris Industries Inc.(PII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Dividend stocks can help income investors sleep at night as the companies often have durable competitive advantages that enable them to increase their dividends often, buy back shares, or both. Two stocks that definitely have competitive advantages and offer a stable dividend are Walmart (NYSE:WMT) and Polaris Industries(NYSE:PII).Sadly, many investors overlook these stocks simply because they screen for dividend yields exceeding 3% — but these two companies are too good to pass up.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII) by 26.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 441,807 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 92,350 shares during the quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned approximately 0.70% of Polaris Industries worth $50,596,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    What’s at stake is more than just bragging rights about which motorcycle company has the better racing team. In an industry suffering from flagging sales, race results highlight each bike maker’s technology, innovation, and prowess in building a top performance machine. And that could help provide an edge at dealerships. With Harley once again falling behind Indian’s ownerPolaris Industries (NYSE:PII) in the early going, it could give Indian the momentum to keep driving sales higher.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street suffered a big drop on Tuesday, with the Dowdown as much as 600 points during the session before rebounding somewhat. The bond market continued to be a source of consternation for many investors, with rates rising through the 3% level for the 10-year Treasury, marking an important psychological milestone in what some predict could be a multiyear bear market for bonds. Earnings reports also brought downward pressure on certain companies, despite what was overall been a generally favorable season thus far. Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII), Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX), and Waters (NYSE:WAT) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    When Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII) was mired in protracted product recalls because its popular RZR side-by-sides held the very real risk of spontaneously combusting, shares of the powersports vehicle manufacturer rose. While it is still having trouble getting that problem under control, Polaris recently reported strong earnings across all its divisions — and its stock plunged.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2018: Caleres, Inc.(CAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Caleres (CAL)

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Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2018: Sierra Bancorp(BSRR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC trimmed its position in Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) by 41.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 11,173 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 7,846 shares during the quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC owned 0.07% of Sierra Bancorp worth $298,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2018: 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 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.

  • [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 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

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2018: CUI Global, Inc.(CUI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TESSCO Technologies (NASDAQ: TESS) and CUI Global (NASDAQ:CUI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.