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Best Value Stocks To Watch Right Now

Shares of Eastman Chemical (NYSE:EMN) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seventeen research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $106.00.

A number of analysts recently commented on EMN shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut shares of Eastman Chemical from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday. Morgan Stanley upped their price target on shares of Eastman Chemical from $98.00 to $107.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 31st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Eastman Chemical from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 1st. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Eastman Chemical from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday.

Best Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Euronet Worldwide Inc.(EEFT)

Euronet Worldwide, Inc. provides payment and transaction processing and distribution solutions to financial institutions, retailers, service providers, and individual consumers. The company operates in three segments: EFT Processing, epay, and Money Transfer. The EFT Processing segment provides electronic payment solutions consisting of automated teller machine (ATM) network participation, outsourced ATM and point-of-sale (POS) management solutions, credit and debit card outsourcing, card issuing, and merchant acquiring services; advertising, customer relationship management, currency conversion, mobile top-up, bill payment, fraud management, and foreign remittance payout services; and integrated software solutions for electronic payments and transaction delivery systems. As of December 31, 2011, it processed transactions for a network of 14,224 ATMs and approximately 57,000 POS terminals in Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific. The epay segment engages in the ele ctronic distribution of prepaid mobile airtime and other electronic payment products, and provides collection services for various payment products, cards, and services. This segment operates a network of approximately 615,000 POS terminals to enable electronic processing of prepaid mobile airtime top-up services and other electronic payment products in Europe, the Middle East, the Asia Pacific, North America, and South America, as well as distributes vouchers and physical gifts in Europe. The Money Transfer segment provides consumer-to-consumer money transfer services through a network of sending agents and company-owned stores in North America and Europe; customers bill payment services; payment alternatives, such as money orders and prepaid debit cards; check cashing services for various issued checks; and foreign currency exchange services. The company serves customers in approximately 150 countries worldwide. Euronet Worldwide, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquarte red in Leawood, Kansas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Shares of Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT) were up 16.8% in February, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the payments and remittance company delivered fourth-quarter earnings that exceeded expectations and said it is well-positioned for future growth.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    For global transactions facilitator Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT), the final quarter of 2018 revealed highly credible performances in each of the company’s three major business segments. More importantly, Euronet’s epay division appears to be returning to growth mode after several quarters of middling results.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Fox Run Management L.L.C. purchased a new stake in shares of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT) during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 2,792 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $280,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT) had its price objective upped by SunTrust Banks to $155.00 in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning, The Fly reports. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the business services provider’s stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Euronet Worldwide’s Q1 2019 earnings at $0.77 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $1.49 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $2.82 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $1.51 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $6.60 EPS.

Best Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sinovac Biotech Ltd.(SVA)

Sinovac Biotech Ltd., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the research, development, manufacture, and commercialization of vaccines against the hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and influenza viruses in the People’s Republic of China. It offers Healive, an inactivated hepatitis A vaccine; Bilive, a combination of hepatitis A and B vaccine; Anflu, a split virus influenza vaccine; and Panflu, a vaccine against the influenza A H1N1 virus. The company’s pipeline vaccine candidates include a split viron vaccine, which completed Phase II clinical trials for the H5N1 influenza virus; and a SARS vaccine, which completed Phase I clinical trials for the SARS virus. In addition, its pipeline vaccine candidates that completed the pre-clinical trials comprise human vaccines for EV71, pneumococcal conjugate, haemophilus influenzae type b, meningitis, Japanese encephalitis, chickenpox, mumps, and rubella diseases, as well as rabies vaccine for humans and animals. The company markets and sell s its vaccine products directly to the provincial and municipal disease control and prevention centers. It has a patent license agreement with the National Institutes of Health; distribution agreements with LG Life Sciences, Ltd. and Glovax C.V.; and a pandemic influenza vaccine co-development agreement with the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Sinovac Biotech Ltd. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about Sinovac Biotech (NASDAQ:SVA) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sinovac Biotech earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 45.8977999719642 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Best Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc.(WHLR)

Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. engages in acquiring, financing, developing, leasing, owning, and managing real estate properties in the mid-Atlantic, southeast, and southwest United States. It acquires strip centers, neighborhood, grocery-anchored, community, and free-standing retail properties. The company leases its properties to national and regional retailers. As of June 30, 2011, its portfolio had a total gross leasable area of 368,865 square feet. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Rounding out the top five is a financial services stock, Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc. (NASDAQ: WHLR), which advanced more than 63% to end the week at $1.80 per share.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Here are last week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Sector Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    OncoCyte Corp. (NYSE: OCX) Healthcare $4.98 159.38%
    Fortress Biotech (NASDAQ: FBIO) Healthcare $2.47 133.02%
    Trevena Inc. (NASDAQ: TRVN) Healthcare $1.01 86.69%
    Celldex Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CLDX) Healthcare $0.58 66.82%
    Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc.(NASDAQ: WHLR) Financial $1.80 63.64%
    Scynexis Inc. (NASDAQ: SCYX) Healthcare $1.13 53.64%
    Eldorado Gold Corp. (NYSE: EGO) Basic Materials $3.98 47.96%
    Novus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: NVUS) Healthcare $4.15 43.60%
    PHI Inc. (NASDAQ: PHII) Services $4.50 42.14%
    BioTime Inc. (NYSE: BTX) Healthcare $1.33 41.50%

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust (NASDAQ:WHLR) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

Best Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Bazaarvoice, Inc.(BV)

Bazaarvoice, Inc., incorporated on May 25, 2005, offers solutions and services that allow its retailer and brand clients to understand that consumer voice and the role it plays in influencing purchasing decisions, both online and offline. The Company’s solutions collect, curate and display consumer-generated content, including ratings and reviews, questions and answers, customer stories, and social posts, photos and videos. This content is syndicated and distributed across its clients’ marketing channels, including category/product pages, search terms, brand sites, mobile applications, in-store displays, and paid and earned advertising. Its solutions, which it provides primarily through a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, enable the clients to capture and display consumer-generated content, such as online ratings and reviews, photos, and questions and answers about specific products and services; syndicate that consumer-generated content into its network of brand and retail clients; understand consumer behavior, and monetize the value of that content through targeted advertising based on online and offline shopping behavior.

The Company’s geographical segments include Americas, EMEA and Other. Its solutions operate in two categories of products and services: the collection, curation, growth and analysis of consumer-generated content, and the distribution and monetization of consumer-generated content collected by its clients. The collection, Curation, Growth and Analysis of Consumer-Generated Content category includes Bazaarvoice Conversations Platform, Bazaarvoice Curations, Bazaarvoice Product Sampling and Bazaarvoice Spotlights. The distribution and monetization of consumer-generated content collected by its client’s category includes Bazaarvoice Connections Solutions, Bazaarvoice Advertising and Bazaarvoice Professional and Managed Services.

Bazaarvoice Conversations Platform

The Conversations platform provides its retailer and brand clients with capabil! ities to capture, manage and display online consumer-generated content. Consumers interact with the Company’s solutions as they view or author consumer reviews, questions, photos, videos, long-format narratives and other forms of consumer-generated content. Content that is displayed by the Company’s Conversations platform can be styled to match its clients’ brand, preserving branding elements of its clients’ businesses. Content collected and managed by the Company’s Conversations platform is used by its clients in a range of applications, including their online Websites, mobile-optimized Websites, mobile applications, social networks, in-store kiosks, physical in-store displays, printed flyers, e-mail, and other forms of online and offline media. The key products and features of the Conversations platform include ratings and reviews, questions and answers, seller ratings and workbench analytics. The ratings and reviews allow its clients to capture, manage and display consumer reviews about their products and services on their Websites and mobile-optimized Websites. The questions and answers allow its clients to facilitate question and answer conversations between consumers, or between consumers and brand representatives, on their Websites. The seller ratings provide clients the ability to solicit and collect reviews about their company. Seller ratings are based on reviews about customers’ online experiences with the client’s company.

Bazaarvoice Curations

The Bazaarvoice Curations allow the Company’s clients to pull in content from across a range of social platforms, including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Clients can then organize and display photos, videos, text and links that leverage social content throughout their site.

Bazaarvoice Product Sampling

The Bazaarvoice Product Sampling allows brands and retailers to build their own branded community. The Bazaarvoice Product Sampling helps in engaging their advocates to gain content and momentum for ! new produ! cts, seasonal launches or across a portfolio.

Bazaarvoice Spotlights

The Bazaarvoice Spotlights provides its clients the opportunity to achieve search results at the product category level. This is done by including consumer-generated content on their category pages, in addition to their product pages.

Bazaarvoice Connections Solutions

The Conversations clients are connected through its SaaS platform to form a syndication network. It offers network syndication and brand engagement solutions to facilitate the distribution of online consumer generated content among its clients, and to enable brands to directly interact with consumers on its retail clients’ Websites. Its BrandAnswers enables brands to interact directly with consumers on retail Websites within its network to answer questions and provide suggestions on alternative products. The Company’s Review Response enables brands to interact with consumers by responding to reviews posted on retail Websites within its network.

Bazaarvoice Advertising

By leveraging shopper devices in the Company’s network, the advertising platform enables its brands and retailers to place digital advertising directly to in-market shoppers, based on their behavior in reading reviews, interacting with product data pages and searching category pages. The key products and features of its Advertising platform include Shopper Segments, Word of Mouth Advertisements, Mobile Advertising and Retail Site Monetization. It develops shopper profiles and sells targeted sets of shoppers to brand marketing departments, shopper marketing agencies and media agencies. The Company also sells to non-retail brands, such as those within the automotive and financial industries that wish to reach the engaged shopper. Its Advertising solution enables brands to reach consumers on their mobile devices.

The Company competes with PowerReviews, Sprnklr, Turn To, Reevoo, eKomi, Yotpo, Rating System and Gigya.

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    BrightView Holdings Inc  (NYSE:BV)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV) raised $469 million selling 21.3 million shares at $22, the low end of the expected range. Shares dropped 3% on the first day of trading and closed the week flat.

Best Value Stocks To Buy For 2019

Pure Storage Inc (NYSE:PSTG) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the twenty-seven brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and eighteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $23.05.

Several research firms recently commented on PSTG. JMP Securities upped their target price on Pure Storage from $23.00 to $26.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 22nd. BMO Capital Markets upped their target price on Pure Storage from $25.00 to $29.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 22nd. Stifel Nicolaus began coverage on Pure Storage in a research note on Tuesday. They issued a “hold” rating and a $23.00 target price for the company. ValuEngine upgraded Pure Storage from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday. Finally, Deutsche Bank upped their target price on Pure Storage from $24.00 to $25.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 22nd.

Best Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: S&W Seed Company(SANW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    S&w Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) – Equities researchers at B. Riley decreased their Q3 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for S&w Seed in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, May 10th. B. Riley analyst S. Sherbetchyan now anticipates that the company will post earnings of $0.00 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.01. B. Riley has a “Buy” rating and a $5.50 price objective on the stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC raised its stake in S&W Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) by 43.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 73,415 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 22,293 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC owned 0.30% of S&W Seed worth $264,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Coffee Holding Co., Inc.(JVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Coffee (NASDAQ:JVA) posted its earnings results on Friday. The company reported $0.00 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by ($0.07), MarketWatch Earnings reports. Coffee had a return on equity of 3.99% and a net margin of 1.23%. The firm had revenue of $23.44 million during the quarter.

Best Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Genomic Health, Inc.(GHDX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Genomic Health, Inc. (NASDAQ:GHDX) – Analysts at William Blair upped their FY2020 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Genomic Health in a research report issued on Monday, August 27th. William Blair analyst A. Murphy now anticipates that the medical research company will post earnings per share of $1.27 for the year, up from their prior estimate of $1.06.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Genomic Health (NASDAQ:GHDX) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Genomic Health, Inc. (NASDAQ:GHDX) shares saw unusually-strong trading volume on Wednesday . Approximately 882,863 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 311% from the previous session’s volume of 214,696 shares.The stock last traded at $51.88 and had previously closed at $51.88.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Genomic Health, Inc. (NASDAQ:GHDX) COO Frederic Pla sold 1,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.43, for a total value of $98,145.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Best Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Bazaarvoice, Inc.(BV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV) raised $469 million selling 21.3 million shares at $22, the low end of the expected range. Shares dropped 3% on the first day of trading and closed the week flat.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Below is Renaissance Capital’s list of the second quarter’s 10 largest IPOs ranked by deal size. We’ve also included the stock’s first-day pop (or decline) and its return as of the most recent close. Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE: SPOT) is not included because its IPO was a direct offering that did not raise any new cash. Spotify shares popped nearly 13% on the April offering date, and the return to date is 27%.

    AXA Equitable Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EQH): $2.75 billion; first-day pop of 1.7%; return to date: 1.3% GreenSky LLC (NASDAQ: GSKY): $874 million: pop of 1.6%; return of −7.9% BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BJ): $638 million; pop and return of 29.4% DocuSign Inc. (NASDAQ: DOCU): $629 million; pop of 37.0%; return of 83.0% Pivotal Software Inc. (NYSE: PVTL): $555 million; pop of 5.0%; return of 71.0% GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE: EAF): $525 million; decline of 3.7%; return of 23.0% BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV): $469 million; decline of 2.7%; return of −2.7% Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NYSE: CDAY): $462 million; pop of 42.0%; return of 55.0% Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: EPRT): $455 million; decline of 2.6%; return of −3.6% PluralSight Inc. (NASDAQ: PS): $311 million; pop of 33.0%; return of 61.0%

    Looking ahead to the third quarter, Renaissance Capital notes 65 companies currently in the IPO pipeline looking to raise $11 billion. Real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield is the both the largest potential IPO ($500 million) and the largest based on trailing 12-month sales ($7.23 billion). The pipeline is again heavy on health care offerings (11), industrials (five), financials (five) and, in a bit of a comeback, energy (four).

  • [By Chris Lange]

    BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV) entered the market quietly in its initial public offering (IPO). The stock initially saw a slight gain compared to the announced pricing but quickly fell flat.

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Best Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: AtriCure Inc.(ATRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AtriCure Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRC) shares were up 6.8% on Friday after Needham & Company LLC raised their price target on the stock from $36.00 to $39.00. Needham & Company LLC currently has a buy rating on the stock. AtriCure traded as high as $33.45 and last traded at $33.02. Approximately 2,088,463 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 931% from the average daily volume of 202,505 shares. The stock had previously closed at $30.93.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of AtriCure (NASDAQ:ATRC) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Saturday.

    A number of other research firms have also weighed in on ATRC. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of AtriCure from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. BidaskClub raised shares of AtriCure from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Saturday, March 17th. Stifel Nicolaus raised their target price on shares of AtriCure from $22.00 to $23.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Friday, April 27th. Needham & Company LLC raised their target price on shares of AtriCure from $23.00 to $26.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Friday, April 27th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of AtriCure from a d+ rating to a c- rating in a report on Friday, March 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $25.00.

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Best Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Strategic Global Income Fund, Inc.(SGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SGL Carbon (ETR:SGL) received a €14.00 ($16.28) target price from analysts at Baader Bank in a report released on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. Baader Bank’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 35.27% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News headlines about Strategic Global Income Fund (NYSE:SGL) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Strategic Global Income Fund earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.9423274211809 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now

Numis Securities cut shares of Safestore (LON:SAFE) to a hold rating in a report published on Thursday morning.

Several other research analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. Liberum Capital reissued a buy rating and set a GBX 560 ($7.46) price objective on shares of Safestore in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Peel Hunt reissued a hold rating on shares of Safestore in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of GBX 540.83 ($7.20).

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Safestore opened at GBX 556.50 ($7.41) on Thursday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Safestore has a 1-year low of GBX 360 ($4.79) and a 1-year high of GBX 528 ($7.03).

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: United Natural Foods, Inc.(UNFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Investors seemed to be in a sector-shifting mood on Friday, because various measures of stock market performance went in different directions. Some areas of the market, including small-cap stocks and big technology names, were largely lower for the day. Yet the Dow Jones Industrial Average set another all-time high, and the broadest benchmarks stayed close to unchanged. Even so, amid the cross-currents of the market, some stocks suffered substantial losses, with a particular emphasis on those that had seen impressive gains recently. GTx (NASDAQ:GTXI), Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY), and United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) had its price target lowered by Wells Fargo & Co from $50.00 to $45.00 in a research report report published on Thursday. The firm currently has a market perform rating on the stock.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Last week, United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) shares fell more than 14% in the trading session following the company’s June 6 release of fiscal third-quarter 2018 earnings, largely on investor concerns over gross margin. The stock has recouped only a couple of percentage points to date.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) had its price objective cut by Pivotal Research from $34.00 to $33.00 in a report released on Wednesday morning. They currently have a sell rating on the stock.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Nordic American Offshore Ltd(NAO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Nordic American Offshore (NYSE: NAO) and DryShips (NASDAQ:DRYS) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about Nordic American Offshore (NYSE:NAO) have been trending somewhat negative on Thursday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of 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 negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Nordic American Offshore earned a media sentiment score of -0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the shipping company an impact score of 46.9955270541452 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: PetroChina Company Limited(PTR)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
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  • [By Danny Vena]

    But you might be surprised to find that Apple is not the first company to achieve this distinction. Even more surprising: you’ve probably never heard of the company that beat them, PetroChina (NYSE:PTR). 

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PetroChina (NYSE: PTR) and Callitas Health (OTCMKTS:MPHMF) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    The following table highlights the 10 biggest energy companies by market capitalization. Some of these companies operate upstream, midstream, and downstream businesses, but all of them derive the majority of their revenue from upstream operations.

    Rank Company Market Cap

    1 ExxonMobil $348 billion
    2 Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A)(NYSE:RDS-B) $286 billion
    3 Chevron (NYSE:CVX) $223 billion
    4 Petrochina Co. Ltd. (NYSE:PTR) $218 billion
    5 Total SA (NYSE:TOT) $163 billion
    6 BP Plc (NYSE:BP) $143 billion
    7 China Petroleum (NYSE:SNP) $107 billion
    8 Equinor ASA (NYSE:EQNR) $89 billion
    9 ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) $84 billion
    10 Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE:SLB) $84 billion

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance on Sept. 13, 2018.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Prudential Global Short Duration High Yield Fund, Inc.(GHY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Vident Investment Advisory LLC lifted its position in PGIM Global Short Duration Hgh Yd Fd Inc (NYSE:GHY) by 2.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 594,728 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 16,908 shares during the quarter. Vident Investment Advisory LLC owned 1.45% of PGIM Global Short Duration Hgh Yd Fd worth $8,124,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Lennox International, Inc.(LII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in Lennox International (NYSE:LII) by 5.9% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 275,114 shares of the construction company’s stock after purchasing an additional 15,387 shares during the period. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC owned approximately 0.67% of Lennox International worth $56,226,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Another publicly traded competitor, Lennox International (NYSE:LII), is likely too small to attempt either a reverse Morris trust or outright purchase of Carrier.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. lessened its holdings in shares of Lennox International (NYSE:LII) by 12.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 4,403 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 629 shares during the quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Lennox International were worth $900,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII) was started with an Underweight rating and assigned a $201 price target at Morgan Stanley on August 21. The prior close was $225.32, but Lennox shares traded just under $220 late on Friday. The market cap is almost $9 billion, and the 52-week range is $160.38 to $225.78. Lennox is a household name when it comes to air conditioners and climate control systems. Its shares were last seen up about 6% year to date, but they were up 35% from a year ago.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Lennox International (LII)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Bazaarvoice, Inc.(BV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    BrightView Holdings Inc  (NYSE:BV)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV) raised $469 million selling 21.3 million shares at $22, the low end of the expected range. Shares dropped 3% on the first day of trading and closed the week flat.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV) entered the market quietly in its initial public offering (IPO). The stock initially saw a slight gain compared to the announced pricing but quickly fell flat.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Below is Renaissance Capital’s list of the second quarter’s 10 largest IPOs ranked by deal size. We’ve also included the stock’s first-day pop (or decline) and its return as of the most recent close. Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE: SPOT) is not included because its IPO was a direct offering that did not raise any new cash. Spotify shares popped nearly 13% on the April offering date, and the return to date is 27%.

    AXA Equitable Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EQH): $2.75 billion; first-day pop of 1.7%; return to date: 1.3% GreenSky LLC (NASDAQ: GSKY): $874 million: pop of 1.6%; return of −7.9% BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BJ): $638 million; pop and return of 29.4% DocuSign Inc. (NASDAQ: DOCU): $629 million; pop of 37.0%; return of 83.0% Pivotal Software Inc. (NYSE: PVTL): $555 million; pop of 5.0%; return of 71.0% GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE: EAF): $525 million; decline of 3.7%; return of 23.0% BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV): $469 million; decline of 2.7%; return of −2.7% Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NYSE: CDAY): $462 million; pop of 42.0%; return of 55.0% Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: EPRT): $455 million; decline of 2.6%; return of −3.6% PluralSight Inc. (NASDAQ: PS): $311 million; pop of 33.0%; return of 61.0%

    Looking ahead to the third quarter, Renaissance Capital notes 65 companies currently in the IPO pipeline looking to raise $11 billion. Real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield is the both the largest potential IPO ($500 million) and the largest based on trailing 12-month sales ($7.23 billion). The pipeline is again heavy on health care offerings (11), industrials (five), financials (five) and, in a bit of a comeback, energy (four).

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Tronox Limited(TROX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Wolverine Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in Tronox Ltd (OTCMKTS:TROX) in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm acquired 27,200 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $535,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: “Tronox Ltd (TROX) Holdings Cut by Chicago Equity Partners LLC” was first published by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this piece on another domain, it was stolen and reposted in violation of United States & international copyright and trademark legislation. The original version of this piece can be accessed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4167617/tronox-ltd-trox-holdings-cut-by-chicago-equity-partners-llc.html.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    One factor contributing to the awful start to life as a publicly traded company is simply timing. Venator Materials stock listed on public exchanges just in time to catch the last few months of a multiyear bonanza for titanium dioxide stocks. Shares of Kronos Worldwide, Chemours, and Tronox Ltd (NYSE:TROX) all jumped by triple digits in the three-year period ending in 2017. That helped to soften the blow from their double-digit declines suffered so far in 2018, but the newcomer has no such history to hang its hat on.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index Fund(IBB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    In this regard, two biotech ETFs — the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) and the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEMKT:XBI) — stand out among the rest as particularly strong investment options. Read on to learn more about them.

  • [By ]

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

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Biotech stocks had a big day, with the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) jumping 2.8%. The broad technology sector slipped, and the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLK) lost 0.1%.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cahill Financial Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 1,926 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $212,000.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Midland States Bancorp, Inc. (MSBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Midland States Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:MSBI) Director John M. Schultz sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.70, for a total transaction of $67,400.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Midland States Bancorp (MSBI)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about Midland States Bancorp (NASDAQ:MSBI) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Midland States Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.8228508822808 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Ultralife Corporation(ULBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Polar Power (NASDAQ: POLA) and Ultralife (NASDAQ:ULBI) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Top Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

My own portfolio holds shares of both memory-chip maker Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) and PC/server processor giant Intel (NASDAQ:INTC). I’m hardly alone in pairing these stocks, since many investors in the semiconductor industry find reasons to believe in both businesses.

But which one should you pick if you’re looking for chip stocks today and only have room for a single ticker?

Let’s have a look.

Image source: Getty Images.

By the numbers, Micron is the clear winner

Comparing Intel’s and Micron’s financial data and market returns side by side, it’s almost impossible to pick Intel.

Intel’s earnings have grown by an annual average of 7.8% over the last five years while revenues rose 3.3% per year. Micron’s earnings skyrocketed 44% on average, while top-line sales grew by 20% per year. Intel’s share price has gained a respectable 64% in three years, just ahead of the S&P 500’s 51% increase. Micron’s stock price tripled over the same period. Even after that huge spike in share prices, Micron’s stock still trades at bargain-basement valuations — it can be bought for 5.7 times the company’s trailing free cash flows and 4.6 times trailing earnings. Intel’s cash flow valuation stands at 29 times trailing results, next to a trailing P/E ratio of 11.8.

So Micron’s business is growing faster, investors are booking some massive gains, and the stock still looks extremely cheap. It’s not easy to find single-digit P/E ratios tied to market-leading tech giants. So from a purely numerical perspective, Micron is the obvious choice.

Top Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: The Rubicon Project, Inc.(RUBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rubicon Project (NYSE:RUBI) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Rubicon Project (NYSE: RUBI) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Rubicon Project to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    The Rubicon Project Inc (NYSE:RUBI) saw unusually-high trading volume on Wednesday . Approximately 1,541,600 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 150% from the previous session’s volume of 615,518 shares.The stock last traded at $3.22 and had previously closed at $2.90.

Top Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Autodesk, Inc.(ADSK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) updated its third quarter earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.24-0.28 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.28. The company issued revenue guidance of $635-645 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $634.01 million.Autodesk also updated its FY19 guidance to $0.87-0.95 EPS.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE: ZOES) fell 27.8 percent to $10.45 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. The company also lowered its FY18 sales outlook from $358million-$368 million to $345 million-$352 million.
    Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB) shares fell 15.6 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Rockwell Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: RMTI) fell 15.5 percent to $5.02 in the pre-market trading session after the company disclosed that its President and CEO Robert Chioini was terminated.
    BG Staffing Inc (NYSE: BGSF) shares fell 12.7 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading after reporting a common stock offering.
    8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) fell 9.3 percent to $20.00 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited (NASDAQ: APWC) fell 7.7 percent to $2.35 in pre-market trading after rising 3.88 percent on Thursday.
    Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS) shares fell 7.5 percent to $30.49 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat earnings for its first quarter on Thursday. Comps were up 1 percent in the quarter.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) fell 6.4 percent to $33.91 in pre-market trading.
    Buckle Inc (NYSE: BKE) fell 4.9 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading following weak quarterly sales.
    China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF) shares fell 4.9 percent to $3.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 11.53 percent on Thursday.
    Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) fell 4.8 percent to $78.98 in pre-market trading. Ross Stores reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak forecast for the current quarter.
    Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE: CPE) shares fell 4.7 percent to $11.90 in pre-market trading after the company reported pricing of common

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) had its price objective upped by equities researchers at Griffin Securities from $165.00 to $170.00 in a report released on Friday, Marketbeat.com reports. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the software company’s stock. Griffin Securities’ price target points to a potential upside of 8.14% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Progress Software (NASDAQ: ADSK) and Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment from the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill is joined by Jason Moser of Million Dollar Portfolio, David Kretzmann of Hidden Gems Canada, and Aaron Bush of Motley Fool Rule Breakers to discuss the stocks on their radar. Find out why National Beverage (NASDAQ:FIZZ), JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM), and Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) have piqued their interest.

  • [By ]

    The hot list:

    Align Technology (ALGN) (+22% revenue growth estimate) Amazon (AMZN) (+22%) Autodesk (ADSK) (+27%) Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) (+34%) Concho Resources (CXO) (+30%) Facebook (FB) (+27%) Netflix (NFLX) (+25%) Pentair (PNR) (+22%) Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) (+22)

    “Firms with high revenue growth should outperform the S&P 500 during the next 12 months as the index climbs by 6% to our target of 2875,” says Kostin. 

Top Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Advantest Corporation (Kabushiki Kaisha Advantest) ADS(ATE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Antibe Therapeutics Inc (CVE:ATE) Director Nicolas Bourgeois bought 100,000 shares of Antibe Therapeutics stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 18th. The shares were acquired at an average price of C$0.26 per share, for a total transaction of C$26,000.00.

Top Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.(CCRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Cross Country Healthcare (NASDAQ:CCRN) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Thursday morning.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cross Country Healthcare (CCRN)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cross Country Healthcare (NASDAQ:CCRN)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities research analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald in a report issued on Wednesday. They currently have a $10.00 target price on the business services provider’s stock. Cantor Fitzgerald’s price target points to a potential downside of 15.68% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Cross Country Healthcare (NASDAQ:CCRN) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Thursday.

    Several other brokerages have also commented on CCRN. Lake Street Capital lowered shares of Cross Country Healthcare from a buy rating to a hold rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $16.00 to $11.00 in a research report on Thursday, May 3rd. Barrington Research reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $15.00 price target on shares of Cross Country Healthcare in a research report on Tuesday, May 22nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Cross Country Healthcare from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 10th. Credit Suisse Group dropped their price target on shares of Cross Country Healthcare from $11.50 to $9.00 and set a neutral rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets lowered shares of Cross Country Healthcare from an outperform rating to a market perform rating and set a $13.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Cross Country Healthcare currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $13.14.

Top Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Bazaarvoice, Inc.(BV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV) entered the market quietly in its initial public offering (IPO). The stock initially saw a slight gain compared to the announced pricing but quickly fell flat.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Below is Renaissance Capital’s list of the second quarter’s 10 largest IPOs ranked by deal size. We’ve also included the stock’s first-day pop (or decline) and its return as of the most recent close. Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE: SPOT) is not included because its IPO was a direct offering that did not raise any new cash. Spotify shares popped nearly 13% on the April offering date, and the return to date is 27%.

    AXA Equitable Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EQH): $2.75 billion; first-day pop of 1.7%; return to date: 1.3% GreenSky LLC (NASDAQ: GSKY): $874 million: pop of 1.6%; return of −7.9% BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BJ): $638 million; pop and return of 29.4% DocuSign Inc. (NASDAQ: DOCU): $629 million; pop of 37.0%; return of 83.0% Pivotal Software Inc. (NYSE: PVTL): $555 million; pop of 5.0%; return of 71.0% GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE: EAF): $525 million; decline of 3.7%; return of 23.0% BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV): $469 million; decline of 2.7%; return of −2.7% Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NYSE: CDAY): $462 million; pop of 42.0%; return of 55.0% Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: EPRT): $455 million; decline of 2.6%; return of −3.6% PluralSight Inc. (NASDAQ: PS): $311 million; pop of 33.0%; return of 61.0%

    Looking ahead to the third quarter, Renaissance Capital notes 65 companies currently in the IPO pipeline looking to raise $11 billion. Real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield is the both the largest potential IPO ($500 million) and the largest based on trailing 12-month sales ($7.23 billion). The pipeline is again heavy on health care offerings (11), industrials (five), financials (five) and, in a bit of a comeback, energy (four).

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    BrightView Holdings Inc  (NYSE:BV)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV) raised $469 million selling 21.3 million shares at $22, the low end of the expected range. Shares dropped 3% on the first day of trading and closed the week flat.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now

Innerwear and leisurewear companies (ILCs) started Q1 FY19 on a fairly strong note. While the likes of Dollar Industries and Lux Industries witnessed some sluggishness in terms of top-line growth year-on-year (YoY), Page Industries and Rupa & Company reported healthy momentum. Barring Rupa, margin expansion was observed in all cases. Dollar and Page are our favourite long-term picks.

Dollar Industries

A 3 percent volume decline YoY was the primary cause behind the muted sales performance. Though benefits of low price cotton inventory helped gross margin expand, a sharp increase in advertisement spends led to a contraction in operating margin.

Lux Industries

related news ArcelorMittal submits revised bid of Rs 42,000 crore for Essar Steel Eyeing export thrust, Bajaj Auto to set-up its first design centre outside India

Revenue growth was mainly driven by value, whereas margin accretion at the EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation) level was on account of cost control measures and higher procurement of cotton at relatively low price in the last quarter.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Briggs & Stratton Corporation(BGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    For his “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer spoke with Todd Teske, chairman, president and CEO of Briggs & Stratton (BGG) , the small-engine maker that posted a penny-a-share earnings beat on Wednesday, but saw shares fall 11% on lighter-than-expected revenues and a cut in the company’s full-year guidance.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GNRC) was up less than 1% at $59.20 late on Tuesday, but that is actually up by over 6% from last Friday’s close for the generator maker before the storm threat was so imminent. Briggs & Stratton Corp. (NYSE: BGG) is also in that field and its gain of just 0.3% to $20.45 late on Tuesday was actually up only about 1% from last Friday as the company is more diversified

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: CSCO, M, BLK
    The earnings report calendar is headlined today by Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO). The tech giant will report fiscal fourth-quarter earnings after the bell. Wall Street expects that the firm will report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.69 on top of $12.77 billion in revenue. Shares of Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) are on the move after the company reported earnings before the bell. The iconic retailer reported adjusted EPS of $0.70 on top of $5.57 billion in revenue. Wall Street had expected EPS of $0.49 on top of $5.61 billion in revenue. Shares of Macy’s stock were off 5.3% in premarket hours. George Soros’ firm Soros Fund Management increased its stake in shares of Blackrock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) by a whopping 60% in the second quarter, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing. If you were using Money Morning’s proprietary Stock VQScore™, you’d have known that Blackrock was sitting in the “Buy Zone” before the SEC filing was made public. The global asset manager has a perfect 4.75 score, and it will look to blast off now that other investors start to follow Soros and other institutional investors that love this stock. To learn more about the Money Morning Stock VQScore, go here right now. Look for additional earnings reports from NetApp Inc. (Nasdaq: NTAP), MSG Networks Inc. (NYSE: MSGN), CACI International Inc. (NYSE: CACI), Briggs & Stratton Corp. (NYSE: BGG), SpartanNash Co. (Nasdaq: SPTN), and Luxoft Holding Inc. (NYSE: LXFT).

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Briggs & Stratton Co. (NYSE:BGG) traded up 2.1% during mid-day trading on Wednesday following a stronger than expected earnings report. The company traded as high as $18.55 and last traded at $17.96. 23,269 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 92% from the average session volume of 306,585 shares. The stock had previously closed at $18.34.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) fell 23.3 percent to $9.87 in pre-market trading after declining 13.45 percent on Wednesday.
    SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SXCP) fell 12.8 percent to $16.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG) fell 11 percent to $17.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted mixed Q3 results and lowered its FY18 guidance.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) fell 8.4 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading following downbeat Q1 results.
    Quality Care Properties, Inc. (NYSE: QCP) fell 8.2 percent to $20.85 in pre-market trading. Welltower announced plans to acquire QCP for $20.75 per share in cash.
    China Customer Relations Centers Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) shares fell 7.5 percent to $17.25 in pre-market trading after climbing 18.73 percent on Wednesday.
    Nokia Corporation (NYSE: NOK) shares fell 5.7 percent to $5.58 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) fell 5.6 percent to $38.66 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Southw

  • [By Motley Fool Transcriber]

    Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG)Q4 2018 Briggs & Stratton Corp Earnings CallAug. 16, 2018, 2 p.m. EDT

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

    Operator

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Bazaarvoice, Inc.(BV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV) entered the market quietly in its initial public offering (IPO). The stock initially saw a slight gain compared to the announced pricing but quickly fell flat.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    BrightView Holdings Inc  (NYSE:BV)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Below is Renaissance Capital’s list of the second quarter’s 10 largest IPOs ranked by deal size. We’ve also included the stock’s first-day pop (or decline) and its return as of the most recent close. Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE: SPOT) is not included because its IPO was a direct offering that did not raise any new cash. Spotify shares popped nearly 13% on the April offering date, and the return to date is 27%.

    AXA Equitable Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EQH): $2.75 billion; first-day pop of 1.7%; return to date: 1.3% GreenSky LLC (NASDAQ: GSKY): $874 million: pop of 1.6%; return of −7.9% BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BJ): $638 million; pop and return of 29.4% DocuSign Inc. (NASDAQ: DOCU): $629 million; pop of 37.0%; return of 83.0% Pivotal Software Inc. (NYSE: PVTL): $555 million; pop of 5.0%; return of 71.0% GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE: EAF): $525 million; decline of 3.7%; return of 23.0% BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV): $469 million; decline of 2.7%; return of −2.7% Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NYSE: CDAY): $462 million; pop of 42.0%; return of 55.0% Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: EPRT): $455 million; decline of 2.6%; return of −3.6% PluralSight Inc. (NASDAQ: PS): $311 million; pop of 33.0%; return of 61.0%

    Looking ahead to the third quarter, Renaissance Capital notes 65 companies currently in the IPO pipeline looking to raise $11 billion. Real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield is the both the largest potential IPO ($500 million) and the largest based on trailing 12-month sales ($7.23 billion). The pipeline is again heavy on health care offerings (11), industrials (five), financials (five) and, in a bit of a comeback, energy (four).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV) raised $469 million selling 21.3 million shares at $22, the low end of the expected range. Shares dropped 3% on the first day of trading and closed the week flat.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Nuveen Massachusetts Premium Income Municipal Fund(NMT)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about Nuveen Massachusetts Pre Income Mun Fd (NYSE:NMT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Nuveen Massachusetts Pre Income Mun Fd earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.5987310031013 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Contango Oil & Gas Company(MCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Contango Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:MCF) was downgraded by equities researchers at Seaport Global Securities from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

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    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: “Contango Oil & Gas (MCF) Short Interest Update” was originally published by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are reading this article on another site, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of US and international copyright & trademark laws. The correct version of this article can be read at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3346537/contango-oil-gas-mcf-short-interest-update.html.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Fondren Management LP purchased a new position in shares of Contango Oil & Gas (NYSEAMERICAN:MCF) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 60,000 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $341,000. Fondren Management LP owned 0.23% of Contango Oil & Gas as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fmr LLC increased its position in shares of Contango Oil & Gas (NYSEAMERICAN:MCF) by 33.5% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 3,583,039 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock after buying an additional 899,900 shares during the quarter. Fmr LLC owned 13.93% of Contango Oil & Gas worth $20,352,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: TeleNav Inc.(TNAV)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Telenav (NASDAQ:TNAV) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Saturday.

    Several other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on TNAV. BidaskClub upgraded Telenav from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Telenav from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, April 5th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $11.17.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Telenav Inc (NASDAQ:TNAV) has received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the six analysts that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $11.17.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: USANA Health Sciences Inc.(USNA)

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  • [By Keith Speights]

    USANA Health Sciences (NYSE:USNA) ranked at the top of the list with an astounding total return of more than 32,000%. The company develops nutritional and personal-care products. USANA uses a multi-level marketing approach to sell its products across the world. Last year, less than 12% of its total revenue was made in the U.S. 

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares jumped 56.69 percent to close at $1.27 on Wednesday on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 26.84 percent to close at $37.10. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) climbed 25.56 percent to close at $10.61.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) gained 24.7 percent to close at $9.75 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) shares climbed 19.24 percent to close at $4.71.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 18.73 percent to close at $18.64.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 18.28 percent to close at $5.89. Genprex expanded its operations to Cambridge, Mass.
    Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) rose 13.92 percent to close at $2.70 following Q1 results.
    Rocky Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCKY) shares surged 13.57 percent to close at $23.85 after reporting Q1 results.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) shares rose 12.5 percent to close at $4.14 on Wednesday.
    USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) jumped 11.24 percent to close at $106.85 following Q1 results.
    SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) rose 11.16 percent to close at $16.24 after the company reported Q4 results and agreed to sell and leaseback eight distribution centers for an aggregate purchase price of $483 million.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares gained 10.74 percent to close at $15.36 following Q3 results.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) rose 9.15 percent to close at $46.28 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares climbed 8.49 percent to close at $64.18 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) gained 8.2 percent to close at $107.94 af
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Engineers Gate Manager LP purchased a new stake in shares of USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE:USNA) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm purchased 11,644 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,343,000.

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    USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) is also benefitting from strong growth in Asia, with 71% of sales from the region, including 51% in China. The company’s health and wellness products are sold through an independent network, which keeps operating expenses low. Revenue has grown at an 11% annualized pace over the last decade and the company carries no balance sheet debt.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: TCP Capital Corp.(TCPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    TCP Capital (NASDAQ:TCPC) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Saturday.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TCP Capital (NASDAQ:TCPC)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by equities research analysts at National Securities in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. They presently have a $17.00 price objective on the investment management company’s stock. National Securities’ price target indicates a potential upside of 17.24% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is a solid business development company (BDC) with shares that have acted well this year. Blackrock TPC Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: TCPC) is an externally managed specialty finance company focused on middle-market lending. The company has elected to be regulated as a BDC under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Virtus Investment Partners Inc.(VRTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ:VRTS) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Tuesday morning.

    A number of other research firms also recently commented on VRTS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $147.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Sandler O’Neill restated a hold rating and set a $142.00 price objective on shares of Virtus Investment Partners in a report on Thursday, March 15th. TheStreet downgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a b rating to a c+ rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $136.00 to $135.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. Finally, Barclays lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $140.00 to $130.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Monday, April 23rd. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Virtus Investment Partners presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $138.13.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. grew its holdings in Virtus Investment Partners Inc (NASDAQ:VRTS) by 12.9% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,490 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,082 shares during the period. BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. owned about 0.13% of Virtus Investment Partners worth $1,175,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Green Brick Partners, Inc.(GRBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    M/I Homes (NASDAQ: GRBK) and Green Brick Partners (NASDAQ:GRBK) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Green Brick Partners (NASDAQ:GRBK) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution Holding Ltd(KONE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    While a 209% gain is exciting, FunctionX’s gains are in the past. After looking at the 10 top penny stocks to watch this week, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with serious profit potential ahead of it…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    FunctionX Inc. (OTCMKTS: FNCX) $0.03 209%
    Turtle Beach Corp. (Nasdaq: HEAR) $4.48 52.73%
    DPW Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DPW) $1.16 51.31%
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast Inc. (Nasdaq: EGC) $5.62 49.33%
    MYnd Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: MYND) $1.91 49.21%
    Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solutions Holding Ltd. (Nasdaq: KONE) $6.43 48.42%
    Rennova Health Inc. (OTCMKTS: RNVA) $0.02 44.30%
    International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. (NYSE: THM) $0.72 41.64%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.13 41.14%
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: BLCM) $8.87 40.53%

    As the gains above suggest, penny stocks can provides tremendous returns for investors very quickly. However, it’s important to note that investing in penny stocks is also inherently risky.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019

Lakeland Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAKE) has been assigned an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one brokers that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy recommendation.

Brokerages have set a 1-year consensus target price of $18.00 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $0.22 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Lakeland Industries an industry rank of 105 out of 255 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

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A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on LAKE. Zacks Investment Research lowered Lakeland Industries from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 20th. Roth Capital restated a “buy” rating on shares of Lakeland Industries in a research note on Sunday, September 9th.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corporation(TRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Co. (NYSEAMERICAN:TRX) (NYSEMKT:TRX) was the target of a significant decline in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 3,876,222 shares, a decline of 0.6% from the April 30th total of 3,901,135 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 311,237 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 12.5 days. Currently, 3.3% of the company’s shares are short sold.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TRON (CURRENCY:TRX) traded up 2.2% against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 21:00 PM E.T. on August 23rd. One TRON coin can now be bought for approximately $0.0205 or 0.00000315 BTC on exchanges including Huobi, Koinex, OpenLedger DEX and Bithumb. TRON has a market capitalization of $1.35 billion and $80.96 million worth of TRON was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last seven days, TRON has traded up 2.3% against the US dollar.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: C&F Financial Corporation(CFFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News stories about C&F Financial (NASDAQ:CFFI) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. C&F Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.3252262902797 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    C&F Financial Corp (NASDAQ:CFFI) Director J P. Causey, Jr. sold 4,353 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.17, for a total value of $270,626.01. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 25,491 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,584,775.47. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Bazaarvoice, Inc.(BV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV) raised $469 million selling 21.3 million shares at $22, the low end of the expected range. Shares dropped 3% on the first day of trading and closed the week flat.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV) entered the market quietly in its initial public offering (IPO). The stock initially saw a slight gain compared to the announced pricing but quickly fell flat.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Below is Renaissance Capital’s list of the second quarter’s 10 largest IPOs ranked by deal size. We’ve also included the stock’s first-day pop (or decline) and its return as of the most recent close. Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE: SPOT) is not included because its IPO was a direct offering that did not raise any new cash. Spotify shares popped nearly 13% on the April offering date, and the return to date is 27%.

    AXA Equitable Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EQH): $2.75 billion; first-day pop of 1.7%; return to date: 1.3% GreenSky LLC (NASDAQ: GSKY): $874 million: pop of 1.6%; return of −7.9% BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BJ): $638 million; pop and return of 29.4% DocuSign Inc. (NASDAQ: DOCU): $629 million; pop of 37.0%; return of 83.0% Pivotal Software Inc. (NYSE: PVTL): $555 million; pop of 5.0%; return of 71.0% GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE: EAF): $525 million; decline of 3.7%; return of 23.0% BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV): $469 million; decline of 2.7%; return of −2.7% Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NYSE: CDAY): $462 million; pop of 42.0%; return of 55.0% Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: EPRT): $455 million; decline of 2.6%; return of −3.6% PluralSight Inc. (NASDAQ: PS): $311 million; pop of 33.0%; return of 61.0%

    Looking ahead to the third quarter, Renaissance Capital notes 65 companies currently in the IPO pipeline looking to raise $11 billion. Real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield is the both the largest potential IPO ($500 million) and the largest based on trailing 12-month sales ($7.23 billion). The pipeline is again heavy on health care offerings (11), industrials (five), financials (five) and, in a bit of a comeback, energy (four).

Hot Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

Lebashe Financial Services is increasing its stake in RainFin (Pty) Ltd., a South African lender previously backed by Barclays Plc, as part of the closely held company’s ambitions of building a black-owned bank.

Johannesburg-based Lebashe will boost its holdings in RainFin by 24 percent to 75 percent for an undisclosed sum, the company said in an emailed statement on Thursday. RainFin, the largest peer-to-peer lender in South Africa, bought back the 49 percent held by Barclays’s South African unit, with Lebashe acquiring its 51 percent stake in February last year.

Gaining bigger control of RainFin gives Lebashe access to a business seeking to win market share from traditional banks by offering services via mobile phones and the internet to cut costs. The country’s biggest lenders have been criticized for not doing enough to extend credit and increase the participation of the majority black population in the economy.

The deal follows a series of transactions already concluded by Lebashe. This includes the purchase of 5.3 percent of Capitec Bank Holdings Ltd., the country’s fastest-growing bank, and a 3.2 billion-rand ($256-million) deal with technology group EOH Holdings Ltd. Companies have been selling to black investors as part of South Africa’s drive to reverse years of discrimination caused by white-minority rule, which ended in 1994. It also bought TSS Capital, an investment and corporate advisory boutique.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: American Software, Inc.(AMSWA)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of American Software (NASDAQ:AMSWA) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday.

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Hot Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution Holding Ltd(KONE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    While a 209% gain is exciting, FunctionX’s gains are in the past. After looking at the 10 top penny stocks to watch this week, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with serious profit potential ahead of it…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    FunctionX Inc. (OTCMKTS: FNCX) $0.03 209%
    Turtle Beach Corp. (Nasdaq: HEAR) $4.48 52.73%
    DPW Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DPW) $1.16 51.31%
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast Inc. (Nasdaq: EGC) $5.62 49.33%
    MYnd Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: MYND) $1.91 49.21%
    Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solutions Holding Ltd. (Nasdaq: KONE) $6.43 48.42%
    Rennova Health Inc. (OTCMKTS: RNVA) $0.02 44.30%
    International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. (NYSE: THM) $0.72 41.64%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.13 41.14%
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: BLCM) $8.87 40.53%

    As the gains above suggest, penny stocks can provides tremendous returns for investors very quickly. However, it’s important to note that investing in penny stocks is also inherently risky.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Omnicell Inc.(OMCL)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL) insider Peter J. Kuipers sold 9,144 shares of Omnicell stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.57, for a total transaction of $453,268.08. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 56,970 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,824,002.90. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Omnicell Technologies (NASDAQ:OMCL) insider Robin Gene Seim sold 13,286 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.48, for a total value of $617,533.28. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 74,121 shares in the company, valued at $3,445,144.08. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Omnicell Technologies (NASDAQ:OMCL) insider Peter J. Kuipers sold 724 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, April 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.00, for a total value of $33,304.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 56,970 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,620,620. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Bazaarvoice, Inc.(BV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Below is Renaissance Capital’s list of the second quarter’s 10 largest IPOs ranked by deal size. We’ve also included the stock’s first-day pop (or decline) and its return as of the most recent close. Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE: SPOT) is not included because its IPO was a direct offering that did not raise any new cash. Spotify shares popped nearly 13% on the April offering date, and the return to date is 27%.

    AXA Equitable Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EQH): $2.75 billion; first-day pop of 1.7%; return to date: 1.3% GreenSky LLC (NASDAQ: GSKY): $874 million: pop of 1.6%; return of 7.9% BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BJ): $638 million; pop and return of 29.4% DocuSign Inc. (NASDAQ: DOCU): $629 million; pop of 37.0%; return of 83.0% Pivotal Software Inc. (NYSE: PVTL): $555 million; pop of 5.0%; return of 71.0% GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE: EAF): $525 million; decline of 3.7%; return of 23.0% BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV): $469 million; decline of 2.7%; return of 2.7% Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NYSE: CDAY): $462 million; pop of 42.0%; return of 55.0% Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: EPRT): $455 million; decline of 2.6%; return of 3.6% PluralSight Inc. (NASDAQ: PS): $311 million; pop of 33.0%; return of 61.0%

    Looking ahead to the third quarter, Renaissance Capital notes 65 companies currently in the IPO pipeline looking to raise $11 billion. Real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield is the both the largest potential IPO ($500 million) and the largest based on trailing 12-month sales ($7.23 billion). The pipeline is again heavy on health care offerings (11), industrials (five), financials (five) and, in a bit of a comeback, energy (four).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV) raised $469 million selling 21.3 million shares at $22, the low end of the expected range. Shares dropped 3% on the first day of trading and closed the week flat.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV) entered the market quietly in its initial public offering (IPO). The stock initially saw a slight gain compared to the announced pricing but quickly fell flat.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019

Numis Securities cut shares of Safestore (LON:SAFE) to a hold rating in a report published on Thursday morning.

Several other research analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. Liberum Capital reissued a buy rating and set a GBX 560 ($7.46) price objective on shares of Safestore in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Peel Hunt reissued a hold rating on shares of Safestore in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of GBX 540.83 ($7.20).

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Safestore opened at GBX 556.50 ($7.41) on Thursday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Safestore has a 1-year low of GBX 360 ($4.79) and a 1-year high of GBX 528 ($7.03).

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Hawaiian Holdings, Inc.(HA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    At an industry conference last week, Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) CEO Peter Ingram told reporters that Hawaiian Airlines had experienced a modest decline in bookings due to the continued eruption of Kilauea: a volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    However, one U.S. airline is uniquely suited to weather the current environment of rising fuel prices: Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA). Furthermore, Hawaiian Holdings stock trades for just seven times forward earnings, which makes this company a particularly attractive investment opportunity.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

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

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

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

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Dynagas LNG Partners LP(DLNG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE: DLNG) shares dropped 12 percent to $9.33 after the company lowered its quarterly distribution to $0.25 per common unit from $0.4225 per common unit.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE:DLNG) will post its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, May 16th. Analysts expect Dynagas LNG Partners to post earnings of $0.17 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Valeritas Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: VLRX) fell 25.9 percent to $1.89 in pre-market trading. Valeritas priced its 13.7 million share offering at $1.75 per share.
    Zealand Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: ZEAL) fell 6.5 percent to $15.30 in pre-market trading after rising 9.80 percent on Monday.
    Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE: DLNG) fell 5.1 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after slipping 1.15 percent on Monday.
    Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ: INCY) fell 5 percent to $64.80 in pre-market trading. Lilly and Incyte disclosed that the FDA Advisory Committee recommended approval of baricitinib 2mg, but not 4mg, for the treatment of moderately-to-severely active RAI.
    Casa Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CASA) fell 4.7 percent to $28.40 in pre-market trading after announcing a 7.35 million share common stock offering.
    Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE: AGO) shares fell 4.5 percent to $34.30 in pre-market trading. The founder and president of Greenlight Capital talked about a short idea in Assured Guaranty, saying pre-tax income is likely to "collapse." He also highlighted Assured Guaranty insured $12.2 billion in below-investment grade bonds.
    The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE) shares fell 4 percent to $17.30 in pre-market trading.
    Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS) shares fell 3.4 percent to $38.10 in pre-market trading

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE: DLNG) shares dropped 12 percent to $9.30 after the company lowered its quarterly distribution to $0.25 per common unit from $0.4225 per common unit.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE: DLNG) shares dropped 12 percent to $9.33 after the company lowered its quarterly distribution to $0.25 per common unit from $0.4225 per common unit.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Euronet Worldwide Inc.(EEFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News articles about Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Euronet Worldwide earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.8935763095505 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and seven have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $107.14.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ: EEFT) and Payment Data Systems (NASDAQ:PYDS) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Euronet Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: EEFT) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs. It has a $94 price target, which compares with the consensus target across Wall Street of $105.29. The stock ended trading on Friday at $85.98.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    These companies run the gamut from video games to e-commerce to search engines and more, but what all of them have in common is huge long-term potential. And what’s a game with no points? David checks back in on the five-stock set he picked shortly after Brexit was announced — Booking Holdings (NASDAQ:BKNG), Hain Celestial (NASDAQ:HAIN), Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG), and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA). Did this tiny portfolio beat the market’s 26% gain in the last few years? Tune in and find out.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Electronic payments and remittances giantEuronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT)displayed crisp revenue growth in its earnings report issued April 25, which covered the first three months of the current year. Below, we’ll outline summary numbers, delve into pertinent details underlying the results, and review management’s perspective on the quarter:

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Transcananda Pipelines Ltd.(TRP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    In addition to the Trans Mountain system, two other pipeline projects currently are proposed to move crude oil from Alberta either to the Great Lakes or the Gulf Coast. Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is proposing to replace its 50-year old Line 3 system to transport 760,000 barrels a day to Superior, Wisconsin. TransCanada Corp. (NYSE: TRP) has received approval from the Trump administration and would transport 830,000 barrels a day to Nebraska where existing pipelines will take over, sending the crude to U.S. refineries and Gulf Coast terminals.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Priestley:Yeah,absolutely. The last company is also on this natural gas trend,it’s TransCanada (NYSE:TRP), ticker TRP. It’s aCanadian energy infrastructure company. They have assets in the U.S.,Canada, obviously, and Mexico. Theyoperate 40,000 miles of natural gas pipeline. Anotable project that they operate is the Keystone XL Pipeline and theKeystone Pipeline system. Italso has interests in 20 powergeneration facilities,mostly in Canada. And, they have significant scale as a midstream company. I kind of like these midstream players, because they’re really winners,so to speak, in a lot of respects. A lot of the contracts that they make with the oil refiners or the oilcompanies themselves are 15-20-year contracts.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    One company with a looming catalyst on the horizon is TransCanada (NYSE:TRP). It will pay its next quarterly dividend in July. To qualify for that payment, investors need to own shares of the Canadian oil and gas pipeline company before the end of June. And while collecting that upcoming dividend is a good reason to consider buying shares this month, it’s far from the only one.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Enbridge just bought its stake in the German offshore wind farm projectslast year, initially agreeing to invest about $1.25 billion for a 50% stake. However, with concerns growing about its balance sheet and ability to finance growth projects, the company has chosen to monetize part of this asset. It’s also monetizing its onshore renewable facilities in Canada and two in the U.S. to bring in some much-needed cash. This decision to cash in on a portion of its renewable portfolio follows a similar plan by fellow Canadian pipeline giant TransCanada (NYSE:TRP), which sold its solar assets in Ontario last year. The driving factor in that decision was TransCanada’s desire to improve its financial flexibility so that it could “continue to build on our vision of being North America’s leading energy infrastructure company,” said CEO Russ Girling. What’s clear from these deals is that neither TransCanada nor Enbridge sees renewables playing a key role in building the companies they envision themselves being.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Paylocity Holding Corporation(PCTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Paylocity Holding (NASDAQ:PCTY) CEO Steven R. Beauchamp sold 80,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.37, for a total value of $4,429,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY) is looking to change all of that. The company’s cloud-based platform was built from the ground up to provide users with an easy-to-use, mobile-focused solution. Paylocity has been grabbing market share away from the industry giants ever since.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Lately, on Industry Focus: Tech, we’ve focused on the megacap businesses that have been dominating the news — at the cost of shedding some light on smaller companies with massive growth potential. In this week’s episode, host Dylan Lewis talks with Fool.com contributorBrian Feroldi about three ultra-compelling small-cap tech companies: HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS), AppFolio (NASDAQ:APPF), and Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News articles about Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring 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. Paylocity earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the software maker an impact score of 45.7246636887572 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: MGE Energy Inc.(MGEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Prudential Financial Inc. reduced its position in MGE Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGEE) by 18.2% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 104,636 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 23,210 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in MGE Energy were worth $5,871,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of MGE Energy (NASDAQ:MGEE) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Friday.

    Separately, ValuEngine cut shares of MGE Energy from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Wednesday, June 6th.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Investment Technology Group, Inc.(ITG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Investment Technology Group (NYSE:ITG) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 17th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 30th will be given a dividend of 0.07 per share by the financial services provider on Friday, June 15th. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.23%.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SEI Investments (NASDAQ: SEIC) and Investment Technology Group (NYSE:ITG) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Bazaarvoice, Inc.(BV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Below is Renaissance Capital’s list of the second quarter’s 10 largest IPOs ranked by deal size. We’ve also included the stock’s first-day pop (or decline) and its return as of the most recent close. Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE: SPOT) is not included because its IPO was a direct offering that did not raise any new cash. Spotify shares popped nearly 13% on the April offering date, and the return to date is 27%.

    AXA Equitable Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EQH): $2.75 billion; first-day pop of 1.7%; return to date: 1.3% GreenSky LLC (NASDAQ: GSKY): $874 million: pop of 1.6%; return of 7.9% BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BJ): $638 million; pop and return of 29.4% DocuSign Inc. (NASDAQ: DOCU): $629 million; pop of 37.0%; return of 83.0% Pivotal Software Inc. (NYSE: PVTL): $555 million; pop of 5.0%; return of 71.0% GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE: EAF): $525 million; decline of 3.7%; return of 23.0% BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV): $469 million; decline of 2.7%; return of 2.7% Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NYSE: CDAY): $462 million; pop of 42.0%; return of 55.0% Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: EPRT): $455 million; decline of 2.6%; return of 3.6% PluralSight Inc. (NASDAQ: PS): $311 million; pop of 33.0%; return of 61.0%

    Looking ahead to the third quarter, Renaissance Capital notes 65 companies currently in the IPO pipeline looking to raise $11 billion. Real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield is the both the largest potential IPO ($500 million) and the largest based on trailing 12-month sales ($7.23 billion). The pipeline is again heavy on health care offerings (11), industrials (five), financials (five) and, in a bit of a comeback, energy (four).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV) raised $469 million selling 21.3 million shares at $22, the low end of the expected range. Shares dropped 3% on the first day of trading and closed the week flat.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV) entered the market quietly in its initial public offering (IPO). The stock initially saw a slight gain compared to the announced pricing but quickly fell flat.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings(LH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. reduced its position in shares of LabCorp (NYSE:LH) by 45.1% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 19,179 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 15,727 shares during the quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in LabCorp were worth $3,116,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

    Get Laboratory Corp. of America alerts:

    Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Laboratory Corp. of America Put Options (LH) (americanbankingnews.com) Credit Suisse Group Lowers Laboratory Corp. of America (LH) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com) Laboratory Corp. of America (LH) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday (americanbankingnews.com) Can LaunchPad Aid LabCorp's (LH) Covance Arm in Q1 Earnings? (finance.yahoo.com) As Laboratory Corp Of America Holdings (LH) Shares Rose, Shareholder Veritas Investment Management Llp … (djzplanet.com)

    LH has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Craig Hallum restated a “buy” rating and set a $204.00 price target (up from $180.00) on shares of Laboratory Corp. of America in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. Morgan Stanley upped their target price on Laboratory Corp. of America from $182.00 to $192.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Laboratory Corp. of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Mizuho set a $178.00 target price on Laboratory Corp. of America and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. Finally, Robert W. Baird set a $183.00 target price on Laboratory Corp. of America and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $189.19.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Triangle Securities Wealth Management lifted its stake in Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) by 34.5% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 2,339 shares of the medical research company’s stock after purchasing an additional 600 shares during the period. Triangle Securities Wealth Management’s holdings in Laboratory Corp. of America were worth $420,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    MUFG Americas Holdings Corp trimmed its stake in LabCorp (NYSE:LH) by 55.0% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 10,683 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 13,073 shares during the quarter. MUFG Americas Holdings Corp’s holdings in LabCorp were worth $1,728,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

    Get LabCorp alerts:

    $2.92 Earnings Per Share Expected for LabCorp (LH) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Global Contract Research Organization Market 2018 Pioneers by 2023: Parexel, LabCorp (Covance), PRA, PPD … (theexpertconsulting.com) OmniSeq and LabCorp Launch OmniSeq Advance? Assay (nasdaq.com) LabCorp’s latest collaboration aims to accelerate personalized, genomic medicine (bizjournals.com) Can Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) Continue To Outperform Its Industry? (finance.yahoo.com)

    LH has been the topic of several analyst reports. Barclays lifted their target price on shares of LabCorp from $195.00 to $210.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, February 26th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of LabCorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $190.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $176.00 target price on shares of LabCorp in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. ValuEngine raised shares of LabCorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on shares of LabCorp from $182.00 to $192.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. LabCorp has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $191.06.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Kenon Holdings Ltd.(KEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kenon (NYSE: KEN) and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BIP) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kenon (NYSE: KEN) and Odyssey Marine Exploration (NASDAQ:OMEX) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Nordic American Tanker (NYSE: NAT) and Kenon (NYSE:KEN) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Top Value Stocks For 2019

Atlanta, GA, based Investment company Gmt Capital Corp buys Celanese Corp, Entegris Inc, Citigroup Inc, Teck Resources, Alphabet Inc, VMware Inc, Gran Tierra Energy Inc, Capital One Financial Corp, Coeur Mining Inc, Biogen Inc, sells Apollo Global Management LLC, KKR LP, Time Warner Inc, Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc, Willis Towers Watson PLC during the 3-months ended 2017-09-30, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Gmt Capital Corp. As of 2017-09-30, Gmt Capital Corp owns 149 stocks with a total value of $9.7 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: OAS, CNQ, SHPG, MYL, MYL, GDOT, UA, HABT, NTLA, UAA, Added Positions: CE, ENTG, C, TECK, GOOG, VMW, GTE, COF, CDE, BIIB, Reduced Positions: APO, KKR, WLTW, WLTW, FLEX, FLEX, FNSR, ATH, ATH, Sold Out: TWX, SBGI, BX, DXPE, RAD, KVHI, UIHC, BZH, EGLT,

For the details of GMT CAPITAL CORP’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=GMT+CAPITAL+CORP

Top Value Stocks For 2019: Clarke(t)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Prime Capital Investment Advisors LLC decreased its stake in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) by 28.4% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 8,120 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 3,221 shares during the period. Prime Capital Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in AT&T were worth $289,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    It was way back on Oct. 22, 2016, when AT&T (NYSE:T) announced it was buying Time Warner (NYSE:TWX.DL) for $85 billion, in a half-cash, half-stock deal. But when the U.S. Department of Justice sued to block the acquisition, the closing process soon became a legal process.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is pressing Congress to pass net neutrality legislation. According the CNNMoney:

    AT&T is calling on Congress to settle the internet freedom debate by passing a federal net neutrality law.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    AT&T (NYSE:T) has nearly 1.5 million DIRECTV Now subscribers as of the end of the first quarter. The company’s over-the-top linear TV streaming service has grown faster than competitors like DISH Network’s (NASDAQ:DISH) Sling TV, Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) PlayStation Vue, or Hulu Live. It seems like only a matter of time before DIRECTV Now’s subscriber base surpasses Sling TV’s 2.3 million subscribers to become the most popular streaming TV service.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    For the two-week short interest reporting period that ended April 30, short sellers added more than 21.5 million shares (12.6%) of AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) to their positions. More than 192.5 million shares were short, representing 3.1% of the stock’s total float.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of AT&T (NYSE:T) plunged on Thursday morning following the release of disappointing first-quarter results. The telecommunications giant missed Wall Street’s estimates across the board, sending the stock 6.9% lower as of 11:40 a.m. EDT.

Top Value Stocks For 2019: Bazaarvoice, Inc.(BV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV) entered the market quietly in its initial public offering (IPO). The stock initially saw a slight gain compared to the announced pricing but quickly fell flat.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Below is Renaissance Capital’s list of the second quarter’s 10 largest IPOs ranked by deal size. We’ve also included the stock’s first-day pop (or decline) and its return as of the most recent close. Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE: SPOT) is not included because its IPO was a direct offering that did not raise any new cash. Spotify shares popped nearly 13% on the April offering date, and the return to date is 27%.

    AXA Equitable Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EQH): $2.75 billion; first-day pop of 1.7%; return to date: 1.3% GreenSky LLC (NASDAQ: GSKY): $874 million: pop of 1.6%; return of 7.9% BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BJ): $638 million; pop and return of 29.4% DocuSign Inc. (NASDAQ: DOCU): $629 million; pop of 37.0%; return of 83.0% Pivotal Software Inc. (NYSE: PVTL): $555 million; pop of 5.0%; return of 71.0% GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE: EAF): $525 million; decline of 3.7%; return of 23.0% BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV): $469 million; decline of 2.7%; return of 2.7% Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NYSE: CDAY): $462 million; pop of 42.0%; return of 55.0% Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: EPRT): $455 million; decline of 2.6%; return of 3.6% PluralSight Inc. (NASDAQ: PS): $311 million; pop of 33.0%; return of 61.0%

    Looking ahead to the third quarter, Renaissance Capital notes 65 companies currently in the IPO pipeline looking to raise $11 billion. Real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield is the both the largest potential IPO ($500 million) and the largest based on trailing 12-month sales ($7.23 billion). The pipeline is again heavy on health care offerings (11), industrials (five), financials (five) and, in a bit of a comeback, energy (four).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV) raised $469 million selling 21.3 million shares at $22, the low end of the expected range. Shares dropped 3% on the first day of trading and closed the week flat.

Top Value Stocks For 2019: United Insurance Holdings Corp.(UIHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    United Insurance (NASDAQ:UIHC) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The insurance provider reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.38 by $0.02, Bloomberg Earnings reports. United Insurance had a return on equity of 9.16% and a net margin of 2.05%. The company had revenue of $182.36 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $178.33 million.

Top Value Stocks For 2019: Trillium Therapeutics Inc.(TRIL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Trillium Therapeutics (TRIL)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Trillium Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIL) (TSE:TR) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the six ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $10.94.