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Top High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

MicroVision, Inc. (NASDAQ:MVIS) has been quietly churning out high tech imaging and laser scanning technology for years. But MVIS stock began to soar last fall on news it was developing a lidar system for the automotive sector.

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Between the start of December 2020 and Feb. 16 of this year, MVIS stock rocketed up by more than 920%. After a quick correction, it’s surged several times since, hitting a decade-long high close of $26.44 on April 26.

Top High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Trinity Industries Inc.(TRN)

Trinity Industries, Inc. provides products and services to the industrial, energy, transportation, and construction sectors primarily in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Sweden. The company?s Rail Group manufactures and sells railcars, including auto carrier, box, gondola, hopper, intermodal, specialty, and tank cars; and railcar components, such as couplers and axles. This group also offers repair and coating services. It primarily serves railroads, leasing companies, and industrial shippers of various products. Trinity Industries? Railcar Leasing and Management Services group leases tank cars and freight cars to industrial shippers and railroads operating in petroleum, chemical, agricultural, and energy industries with a fleet of 54,595 owned or leased railcars; provides management and administrative services; and manages railcar fleets on behalf of third parties. The company?s Construction Products group produces ready mix concret e; produces and distributes construction aggregates, including crushed stone, sand and gravel, asphalt rock, and specialty sands and gravel; manufactures highway products and other steel products for infrastructure related projects; supplies ready mix concrete; and provides hot-dip galvanizing services for fabricated steel materials. It primarily serves contractors and subcontractors in the construction and foundation industry. Trinity Industries? Inland Barge group manufactures inland barges; and fiberglass reinforced lift covers. It serves commercial marine transportation companies. The company?s Energy Equipment group manufactures structural wind towers, tank containers, and tank heads for pressure vessels; fertilizer containers; and tank heads for non-pressure vessels, LPG tanks, and utility, traffic, and lighting structures. It serves turbine producers, as well as industrial plants, utilities, residences, and small businesses. The company was founded in 1933 and is he adquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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    Handelsbanken Fonder AB increased its stake in Trinity Industries, Inc. (NYSE:TRN) by 48.5% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 19,890 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,500 shares during the period. Handelsbanken Fonder AB’s holdings in Trinity Industries were worth $535,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust(PMT)

PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust is based in the United States.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pennymac Mortgage Investment (NYSE:PMT) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The company traded as low as $18.60 and last traded at $18.62, with a volume of 19306 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $18.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pennymac Mortgage Investment (NYSE:PMT) – Equities researchers at Wedbush lifted their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Pennymac Mortgage Investment in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, May 10th. Wedbush analyst J. Weaver now anticipates that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $0.36 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.34. Wedbush also issued estimates for Pennymac Mortgage Investment’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.52 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.74 EPS.

Top High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Cathay General Bancorp(CATY)

Cathay General Bancorp operates as the holding company for Cathay Bank, which offers various commercial banking products and services for individuals, professionals, and small to medium-sized businesses primarily in California. Its deposit products include passbook accounts, checking accounts, money market deposit accounts, certificates of deposit, individual retirement accounts, college certificates of deposit, and public funds deposits. The company?s loan portfolio comprises commercial mortgage loans, commercial loans, small business administration loans, residential mortgage loans, real estate construction loans, and home equity lines of credit. It also offers installment loans to individuals for automobile, household, and other consumer expenditures. In addition, the company provides trade financing, letters of credit, wire transfers, forward currency spot and forward contracts, traveler?s checks, safe deposit, night deposit, social security payment deposit, collecti on, bank-by-mail, drive-up and walk-up windows, automatic teller machines, Internet banking, and other customary bank services. As of April 20, 2011, Cathay General Bancorp operated 31 branches in California, 8 branches in New York State, 1 branch in Massachusetts, 2 branches in Texas, 3 branches in Washington State, 3 branches in the Chicago, Illinois area, 1 branch in New Jersey, and 1 branch in Hong Kong, as well as a representative office in Shanghai and in Taipei. The company was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Aurora Investment Counsel bought a new position in shares of Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 43,515 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $1,803,000. Aurora Investment Counsel owned 0.05% of Cathay General Bancorp as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cathay General Bancorp (CATY)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies reduced their Q4 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Cathay General Bancorp in a research report issued on Wednesday, July 18th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst M. Clark now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $0.76 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.79. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Cathay General Bancorp’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.89 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.90 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $3.50 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.89 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.89 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $3.65 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Allianz Asset Management GmbH boosted its stake in Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) by 461.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 28,806 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 23,672 shares during the quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH’s holdings in Cathay General Bancorp were worth $1,152,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Hot Insurance Stocks To Own Right Now

American Tower (NYSE:AMT) was downgraded by analysts at Guggenheim from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. They presently have a $135.00 target price on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Guggenheim’s target price would indicate a potential downside of 5.04% from the company’s previous close.

A number of other analysts have also recently commented on AMT. Citigroup cut their target price on shares of American Tower from $162.00 to $161.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of American Tower from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 3rd. ValuEngine cut shares of American Tower from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, April 27th. Morgan Stanley cut their target price on shares of American Tower from $157.00 to $154.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, May 31st. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co boosted their target price on shares of American Tower from $150.00 to $158.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 3rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $158.43.

Hot Insurance Stocks To Own Right Now: MISONIX Inc.(MSON)

Misonix, Inc. designs, manufactures, develops, and markets minimally invasive ultrasonic medical device products. The company offers BoneScalpel cutting system, which is used primarily for surgical procedures of the spine; the SonaStar surgical aspirator used to emulsify and remove soft and hard tumors; and the SonicOne wound cleansing and debridement system for the removal of devitalized tissue and fibrin deposits while sparing viable cells. It also markets the AutoSonix ultrasound cutting and coagulating systems, and Lysonix ultrasound assisted liposuction devices. In addition, the company develops and markets Aura ductless fume enclosures for the filtration of gaseous contaminates in the laboratory and forensic markets; and HiSonic ultrasonic technology for the treatment of profound deafness and tinnitus. Misonix, Inc. markets its products primarily to medical, pharmaceutical, biotech, semiconductor, law enforcement, and federal and local government laboratories, as wel l as forensic industries through direct sales persons, distributors, manufacturing representatives, and catalog listings. It operates primarily in the United States, Australia, Europe, Asia, Canada, Mexico, South America, South Africa, and the Middle East. The company was founded in 1959 and is based in Farmingdale, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    H2O Innovation (OTCMKTS:HEOFF) and Misonix (NASDAQ:MSON) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Misonix (NASDAQ:MSON) and Cesca Therapeutics (NASDAQ:KOOL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cesca Therapeutics (NASDAQ:KOOL) and Misonix (NASDAQ:MSON) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and risk.

Hot Insurance Stocks To Own Right Now: Navios Maritime Holdings Inc.(NM)

Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. operates as a seaborne shipping and logistics company. It focuses on the transportation and transshipment of dry bulk commodities, including iron ore, coal, and grains. It operates in two segments, Dry bulk Vessel Operations and Logistics Business. The Dry bulk Vessel Operations segment engages in the transportation and handling of bulk cargoes through the ownership, operation, and trading of vessels, freight, and forward freight agreements. This segment charters its vessels to trading houses, producers, and government-owned entities. The Logistics Business segment operates ports and transfer station terminals; handles vessels, barges, and push boats; and operates upriver transport facilities in the Hidrovia region. This segment provides its integrated transportation, storage, and related services through its port facilities, fleet of dry and liquid cargo barges, and product tankers to mineral and grain commodity providers, as well as users of refined petroleum products. The company’s fleet consists of 66 vessels totaling 6.6 million deadweight tons. It operates in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and internationally. Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. is based in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

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    We’ll show you all about it after taking a look at last week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    ATA Inc. (NASDAQ: ATAI) $3.25 218.63%
    Future Fintech Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FTFT) $1.44 87.01%
    Precipio Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) $0.40 62.81%
    Vital Therapies Inc. (NASDAQ: VTL) $0.83 61.48%
    Vermillion Inc. (NASDAQ: VRML) $1.44 39.81%
    Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NM) $4.78 37.36%
    National American University Holdings Inc. (OTCMKTS: NAUH) $0.85 37.10%
    ContraFect Corp. (NASDAQ: CFRX) $0.64 36.38%
    ENGlobal Corp. (NASDAQ: ENG) $1.74 33.51%
    Flex Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: FLKS) $0.62 32.93%

    Last week’s penny stocks show the kind of gains penny stocks are making in the wake of earnings season volatility.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NYSE:NM)’s share price was down 10.8% on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $2.16 and last traded at $2.48. Approximately 675,139 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 267% from the average daily volume of 183,845 shares. The stock had previously closed at $2.78.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NYSE:NM) reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $1.69 and last traded at $1.70, with a volume of 255 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $1.75.

Hot Insurance Stocks To Own Right Now: Cathay General Bancorp(CATY)

Cathay General Bancorp operates as the holding company for Cathay Bank, which offers various commercial banking products and services for individuals, professionals, and small to medium-sized businesses primarily in California. Its deposit products include passbook accounts, checking accounts, money market deposit accounts, certificates of deposit, individual retirement accounts, college certificates of deposit, and public funds deposits. The company?s loan portfolio comprises commercial mortgage loans, commercial loans, small business administration loans, residential mortgage loans, real estate construction loans, and home equity lines of credit. It also offers installment loans to individuals for automobile, household, and other consumer expenditures. In addition, the company provides trade financing, letters of credit, wire transfers, forward currency spot and forward contracts, traveler?s checks, safe deposit, night deposit, social security payment deposit, collecti on, bank-by-mail, drive-up and walk-up windows, automatic teller machines, Internet banking, and other customary bank services. As of April 20, 2011, Cathay General Bancorp operated 31 branches in California, 8 branches in New York State, 1 branch in Massachusetts, 2 branches in Texas, 3 branches in Washington State, 3 branches in the Chicago, Illinois area, 1 branch in New Jersey, and 1 branch in Hong Kong, as well as a representative office in Shanghai and in Taipei. The company was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Aurora Investment Counsel bought a new position in shares of Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 43,515 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $1,803,000. Aurora Investment Counsel owned 0.05% of Cathay General Bancorp as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cathay General Bancorp (CATY)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies reduced their Q4 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Cathay General Bancorp in a research report issued on Wednesday, July 18th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst M. Clark now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $0.76 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.79. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Cathay General Bancorp’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.89 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.90 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $3.50 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.89 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.89 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $3.65 EPS.

Hot Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019

Reynders McVeigh Capital Management LLC lessened its holdings in shares of Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) by 89.7% during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 10,356 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after selling 90,140 shares during the period. Reynders McVeigh Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Hologic were worth $412,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in HOLX. HL Financial Services LLC bought a new position in Hologic in the 1st quarter worth about $4,192,000. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. grew its stake in Hologic by 66.6% in the 1st quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 202,068 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $7,549,000 after acquiring an additional 80,800 shares in the last quarter. Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. bought a new position in Hologic in the 1st quarter worth about $146,000. NuWave Investment Management LLC grew its stake in Hologic by 191.2% in the 1st quarter. NuWave Investment Management LLC now owns 13,548 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $509,000 after acquiring an additional 8,895 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI bought a new position in Hologic in the 1st quarter worth about $328,000. Institutional investors own 93.34% of the company’s stock.

Hot Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: Cathay General Bancorp(CATY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies reduced their Q4 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Cathay General Bancorp in a research report issued on Wednesday, July 18th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst M. Clark now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $0.76 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.79. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Cathay General Bancorp’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.89 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.90 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $3.50 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.89 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.89 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $3.65 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cathay General Bancorp (CATY)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Allianz Asset Management GmbH boosted its stake in Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) by 461.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 28,806 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 23,672 shares during the quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH’s holdings in Cathay General Bancorp were worth $1,152,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cathay General Bancorp (CATY)

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Hot Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: Patriot National Bancorp Inc.(PNBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Patriot National Bancorp (NASDAQ:PNBK) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Brean Capital.

    KeyCorp initiated coverage on shares of Republic Services (NYSE:RSG). KeyCorp issued a sector weight rating on the stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Patriot National Bancorp (NASDAQ:PNBK)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by analysts at Brean Capital in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Patriot National Bancorp (NASDAQ: PNBK) and Community Bank, N.A. (NYSE:CBU) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Hot Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: Argo Group International Holdings Ltd.(AGII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Barclays PLC raised its stake in Argo Group (NASDAQ:AGII) by 25.3% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 8,691 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,754 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in Argo Group were worth $499,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Argo Group (NASDAQ: AGII) and Stewart Information Services (NYSE:STC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Lord Abbett & CO. LLC purchased a new position in shares of Argo Group (NASDAQ:AGII) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 840,251 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $48,230,000. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC owned approximately 2.49% of Argo Group as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Hot Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: CME Group Inc.(CME)

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    ​CME Group (Nasdaq: CME) is the world’s largest and most diverse futures exchange group, operating in four segments — the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the Chicago Board of Trade, the New York Mercantile Exchange and the Commodity Exchange.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cashme (CURRENCY:CME) traded down 0.1% against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 10:00 AM E.T. on August 27th. Over the last week, Cashme has traded up 55.3% against the US dollar. Cashme has a market cap of $0.00 and $0.00 worth of Cashme was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Cashme coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.0003 or 0.00000003 BTC on exchanges.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This stock has had a solid 2018 and is a top pick at Deutsche Bank. CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME) exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options. CME brings buyers and sellers together through its Globex electronic trading platform and its trading facilities in New York and Chicago.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cashme (CURRENCY:CME) traded 8.3% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 10:00 AM ET on April 22nd. During the last seven days, Cashme has traded up 0.8% against the U.S. dollar. One Cashme coin can now be purchased for about $0.0003 or 0.00000003 BTC on popular exchanges. Cashme has a market capitalization of $0.00 and $505.00 worth of Cashme was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Hot Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Summit Trail Advisors LLC grew its position in shares of Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) by 5,130.5% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 1,066,926 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,046,528 shares during the quarter. Summit Trail Advisors LLC’s holdings in Wells Fargo & Co were worth $1,067,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) short interest dropped to 27.04 million shares from the previous reading of 27.44 million. Shares were trading at $55.94, within a 52-week range of $50.26 to $66.31.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Fiduciary Trust Co. trimmed its holdings in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) by 1.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 361,474 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 6,301 shares during the quarter. Fiduciary Trust Co.’s holdings in Wells Fargo & Co were worth $18,945,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC), plagued by a long list of banking rule violations and hundreds of millions of dollars in government penalties, has launched a new marketing campaign:

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now

More cash in the hands of rural Indians along with their willingness to spend spells good news for Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd., a non-bank lender for purchasers of tractors and vehicles, by helping it rebound from shrinking profits and increasing bad loans.

“After two years of struggle, we’re seeing that rural sentiment has definitely turned positive and farm cash-flow has held up,” Ramesh Iyer, vice chairman and managing director, said in an interview in Mumbai. “On-time, widespread and more-than-average rainfall predicted this year will lead to rural consumers pulling out money and spending it,” he said.

Government policy, including buying farm products at higher-than-market prices along with a bigger budget aimed at boosting the rural economy, is already benefiting Mahindra Financial. The lender, which has a presence in about 330,00 villages, forecasts bad loans will continue to shrink as clients’ financial health strengthens. Signaling an improvement, the firm’s net income doubled for the 12 months through March after falling for three straight years.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Petroleum Resources Corporation(PEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Adams Natural Resources Fund (NYSE:PEO) has trended somewhat negative recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Adams Natural Resources Fund earned a coverage optimism score of -0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.0521373671292 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: E-House(China)

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    The world’s largest operating utility-scale solar projects are concentrated in China and India, according to IEEFA. Based on company and press reports, as well as its own estimates, those include:

    RankingProject NameSize MWCountryProponent 1Tengger Desert Solar Park1,547ChinaChina National Grid Zhongwei Power Supply Co2Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park1,000IndiaAndhra Pradesh Solar Power Corporation Pvt Ltd3Datong Solar Power Top Runner Base1,000ChinaMultiple4Yanchi Ningxia Solar Park1,000ChinaHuawei Technologies Co5Longyangxia Dam Solar Park850ChinaState Power Investment Corporation (China)6Adani Kamuthi Solar Plant648IndiaAdani Green7Solar Star579U.S.BHE Renewables8Topaz Solar Farm550U.S.First Solar9Desert Sunlight Solar Farm550U.S.NextEra Energy, GE Energy Financial & Sumitomo10Nova Olinda Solar Farm292BrazilEnel Green Power

    China added 53 gigawatts of the 98 gigawatts of new solar capacity built last year, a 31 percent increase from the total 2017, IEEFA said, citing Bloomberg New Energy Finance data. Meanwhile, the per unit cost of electricity over the life of a generating asset fell 15 percent year-on-year to $86 a megawatt hour.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Safety Insurance Group Inc.(SAFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Safety Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SAFT) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Friday.

    Several other research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Compass Point raised shares of Safety Insurance Group from a sell rating to a neutral rating and set a $70.00 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. ValuEngine raised shares of Safety Insurance Group from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Saturday, June 2nd.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Safety Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFT) Director Frederic H. Lindeberg sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $88.36, for a total value of $176,720.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 16,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,413,760. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Amerisafe (NASDAQ: SAFT) and Safety Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SAFT) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Arizona State Retirement System reduced its stake in shares of Safety Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFT) by 7.3% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 22,220 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 1,760 shares during the period. Arizona State Retirement System’s holdings in Safety Insurance Group were worth $1,898,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Safety Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SAFT) and Global Indemnity (NASDAQ:GBLI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and valuation.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Territorial Bancorp Inc.(TBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Territorial Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBNK) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $33.50.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Territorial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:TBNK) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $33.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Territorial Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBNK) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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. Territorial Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.0132105892291 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Financial Institutions Inc.(FISI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Financial Institutions Inc  (NASDAQ:FISI)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 01, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Financial Institutions (FISI)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) and Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Financial Institutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISI) – Piper Jaffray Companies upped their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Financial Institutions in a research report issued on Monday, February 4th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst M. Breese now expects that the bank will earn $0.61 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.60. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Financial Institutions’ Q2 2019 earnings at $0.62 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.69 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.70 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $2.62 EPS and Q3 2020 earnings at $0.76 EPS.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cathay General Bancorp(CATY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Allianz Asset Management GmbH boosted its stake in Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) by 461.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 28,806 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 23,672 shares during the quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH’s holdings in Cathay General Bancorp were worth $1,152,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies reduced their Q4 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Cathay General Bancorp in a research report issued on Wednesday, July 18th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst M. Clark now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $0.76 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.79. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Cathay General Bancorp’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.89 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.90 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $3.50 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.89 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.89 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $3.65 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cathay General Bancorp (CATY)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Aurora Investment Counsel bought a new position in shares of Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 43,515 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $1,803,000. Aurora Investment Counsel owned 0.05% of Cathay General Bancorp as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Southern First Bancshares Inc.(SFST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DBS Grp HOLDING/S (OTCMKTS: DBSDY) and Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST) was downgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust(PMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pennymac Mortgage Investment (NYSE:PMT) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The company traded as low as $18.60 and last traded at $18.62, with a volume of 19306 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $18.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pennymac Mortgage Investment (NYSE:PMT) – Equities researchers at Wedbush lifted their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Pennymac Mortgage Investment in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, May 10th. Wedbush analyst J. Weaver now anticipates that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $0.36 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.34. Wedbush also issued estimates for Pennymac Mortgage Investment’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.52 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.74 EPS.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: INTL FCStone Inc.(INTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) was upgraded by investment analysts at TheStreet from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP trimmed its stake in shares of INTL Fcstone Inc (NASDAQ:INTL) by 1.3% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 877,501 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 11,320 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP’s holdings in INTL Fcstone were worth $37,452,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) released its earnings results on Tuesday. The financial services provider reported $1.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.20, Bloomberg Earnings reports. INTL FCStone had a positive return on equity of 3.32% and a negative net margin of 0.02%.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    INTL Fcstone (NASDAQ:INTL) and OTC Markets Group (OTCMKTS:OTCM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Intl FCStone Inc  (NASDAQ:INTL)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in shares of INTL Fcstone Inc (NASDAQ:INTL) by 6.9% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 2,339,611 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 150,475 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned about 12.37% of INTL Fcstone worth $120,980,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Lakeland Bancorp Inc.(LBAI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lakeland Bancorp (NASDAQ:LBAI) was upgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBAI) – Equities research analysts at FIG Partners lifted their Q4 2020 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Lakeland Bancorp in a report released on Tuesday, January 29th. FIG Partners analyst D. Bishop now forecasts that the financial services provider will earn $0.40 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.39. FIG Partners has a “Outperform” rating and a $20.00 price target on the stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lakeland Bancorp (NASDAQ:LBAI) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now

Shares of Safestore Holdings Plc (LON:SAFE) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the six brokerages that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 591.67 ($7.88).

A number of analysts have issued reports on SAFE shares. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Safestore in a research note on Thursday, April 5th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Safestore in a research note on Thursday, June 14th. Numis Securities cut Safestore to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, June 14th. Citigroup lifted their target price on Safestore from GBX 550 ($7.32) to GBX 650 ($8.65) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 15th. Finally, Berenberg Bank lifted their target price on Safestore from GBX 550 ($7.32) to GBX 610 ($8.12) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 19th.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Stocks sensitive to interest rates rose in anticipation of news from the Federal Reserve meeting this week. The Utilities Select SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLU) rose 1.2% and the iShares US Home Construction ETF (NYSEMKT:ITB) gained 1.6%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Rate-sensitive stocks in the utility and real estate sectors led the market. The Utilities Select SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLU) gained 0.9% and the Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEMKT:VNQ) added 1%.

  • [By ]

    High-yield and traditionally-safe sectors like Utilities, represented by the Utilities Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLU), and Consumer Staples, represented by the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLP), show this relationship with yields.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    These are the top 5 holdings of ARKANSAS FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) – 239,571 shares, 25.69% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.73%iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH) – 277,760 shares, 23.14% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.52%iShares 1-3 Year Credit Bond ETF (CSJ) – 400,939 shares, 18.49% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 1.16%iShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF (CIU) – 229,423 shares, 10.93% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 5.93%Vanguard Mid-Cap (VO) – 82,652 shares, 5.66% of the total p

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    Year-to-date, the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE: DIA), the largest exchange traded fund tracking the Dow, is up 0.6 percent, including dividends paid.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    To find out what might trigger the next bear market, we can look at the causes behind past ones. The excellent 2013 Motley Fool article “Bear Markets in Modern Times” provides a quick backstory on the biggest drops in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSEMKT:DIA) since the late 1960s . A price-weighted index of 30 of the most important publicly traded U.S. companies, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has become one of the most-watched stock-market barometers since its creation in 1896. While the exact same catalysts causing the biggest drops in the Dow Jones over the past 50 years aren’t likely to reoccur, we can gain some wisdom from examining how they came about.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cathay General Bancorp(CATY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Allianz Asset Management GmbH boosted its stake in Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) by 461.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 28,806 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 23,672 shares during the quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH’s holdings in Cathay General Bancorp were worth $1,152,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Chesapeake Energy Corporation(CHK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to this latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.1%, at $82.37 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up about 0.2%, at $5.28 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.44. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 0.5%, at $123.84. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $128.03.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 0.4% to $23.05, in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $27.92.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to the latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded down less than 0.1% to $84.62, in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up about 1.6%, at $4.37 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.60. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 0.5% to $119.63. The 52-week range is $93.14 to $131.60.

    In addition, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 0.8%, at $23.96 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $27.43.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to today’s report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded down about 2.4%, at $80.21 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 1.8%, at $4.55 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.68. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 2.1% to $120.38. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $128.03.

    Also, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 0.3%, at $23.99 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $29.96.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Dover Corporation(DOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Dovu (CURRENCY:DOV) traded down 1.2% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 0:00 AM Eastern on October 11th. One Dovu token can currently be purchased for about $0.0162 or 0.00000259 BTC on exchanges including HitBTC and Livecoin. In the last week, Dovu has traded down 5.1% against the dollar. Dovu has a market cap of $6.45 million and approximately $88,774.00 worth of Dovu was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Prudential Financial Inc. lowered its holdings in Dover Corp (NYSE:DOV) by 2.1% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 181,580 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 3,896 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in Dover were worth $12,883,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

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    Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV) spans multiple industries for equipment and components, pumps, conveyors and other items used by manufacturers and goods-producing companies. Its dividend hike in August 2018 marked the 63rd consecutive year of dividend hikes since its founding in 1947.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV) which rose about 4% to $103.82. The stock’s 52-week range is $76.23 to $109.06. Volume was 4.7 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.1 million.

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    Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV) is a diversified global manufacturer of equipment, components, systems and solutions in four segments: engineered systems, fluids, refrigeration and food equipment, and energy. The 2017 hike marked the 62nd consecutive year of hikes. Looking ahead, the company’s CEO expects more acquisitions that would contribute to higher margins and completion of the current share buy back program. The 2018 hike marked the 63rd consecutive year of hikes.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Stantec Inc(STN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Steneum Coin (CURRENCY:STN) traded down 13% against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on September 16th. During the last week, Steneum Coin has traded 36.4% lower against the US dollar. Steneum Coin has a market cap of $60,064.00 and $2,445.00 worth of Steneum Coin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Steneum Coin coin can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0205 or 0.00000315 BTC on exchanges including Cryptopia, BTC-Alpha and CoinExchange.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Stantec Inc. (TSE:STN) (NYSE:STN) – Analysts at National Bank Financial lowered their FY2019 earnings estimates for shares of Stantec in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, September 12th. National Bank Financial analyst M. Sytchev now anticipates that the company will earn $2.16 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $2.20.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Stantec (TSE:STN) (NYSE:STN) has received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is C$36.50.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd.(ACSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    American Capital (NASDAQ:ACSF) posted its earnings results on Thursday. The asset manager reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, MarketWatch Earnings reports. American Capital had a net margin of 32.54% and a return on equity of 4.51%. The firm had revenue of $4.08 million during the quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Garrison Capital (NASDAQ: GARS) and Amern Cap Sr Fl/COM (NASDAQ:ACSF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Illinois Tool Works Inc.(ITW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW) was upgraded by research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday.

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: TechTarget, Inc.(TTGT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey, John Bromels, and Anders Bylund]

    With that kind of mind-set, see why these three Motley Fool contributors believe TechTarget (NASDAQ:TTGT), Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A)(NYSE:RDS-B), and Home Depot (NYSE:HD) are stocks you will want to own for 20 years or more.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TechTarget Inc (NASDAQ:TTGT)’s share price was up 5.3% on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $24.56 and last traded at $24.31. Approximately 572,168 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 76% from the average daily volume of 325,794 shares. The stock had previously closed at $23.08.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TechTarget (NASDAQ:TTGT) and DHI Group (NYSE:DHX) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    1. TechTarget (Nasdaq: TTGT)
    This $500 million-plus cloud-based content marketing company has soared over 40% this year. What triggered the surge is the company finally began to produce solid earnings after years trying to get traction. Guidance has also dramatically improved this year creating excitement for investors.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Bellerophon Therapeutics, Inc.(BLPH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Radius Health (NASDAQ:RDUS) and Bellerophon Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BLPH) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and institutional ownership.

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    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Netlist Inc. (Nasdaq: NLST) $0.83 542.67%
    Mannkind Corp. (Nasdaq: MNKD) $1.80 79.09%
    Fred’s Inc. (Nasdaq: FRED) $2.49 73.68%
    Delcath Systems Inc. (OTCMKTS: DCTH) $3.70 72.63%
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: GEMP) $1.96 50.71%
    Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: BLPH) $1.05 47.98%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $3.78 44.78%
    ParkerVision Inc. (OTCMKTS: PRKR) $0.60 29.42%
    Superior Drilling Products Inc. (NYSE: SDPI) $2.63 29.23%
    LiqTech International Inc. (NYSE: LIQT) $1.50 25.20%

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:BLPH)’s share price was up 0.8% during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $1.24 and last traded at $1.19. Approximately 1,061 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 100% from the average daily volume of 492,182 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.20.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:BLPH) shares traded up 10% during mid-day trading on Monday after an insider bought additional shares in the company. The stock traded as high as $0.91 and last traded at $0.88. 18,690 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 95% from the average session volume of 388,757 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.80.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Bellerophon Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BLPH) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bellerophon Therapeutics earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.948363531679 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:BLPH) shares saw strong trading volume on Friday after an insider bought additional shares in the company. 4,255,782 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 888% from the previous session’s volume of 430,655 shares.The stock last traded at $1.00 and had previously closed at $0.83.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019

In my very first MannKind article I offered for my SA readers, I made the following statement:

Wall Street gurus are always smarter than the retail investor that doesn’t do their homework.

I have mentioned several times that MannKind’s (NASDAQ:MNKD) management understands the reality and has done a remarkable job in keeping the company hooked up to a life support system that has allowed them to be one of the few (other than the short-sellers) to benefit from these four years of futility for the retail investors. In recent days, with the flurry of superfluous SEC filings and press releases this has only resulted in the stock falling to a near all-time low price. The time is neigh for this saga becoming history so we can close the books on this financial fiasco. It’s now clear who has done their homework on MannKind!

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Castlight Health, inc.(CSLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Castlight Health Inc (NYSE:CSLT) has been given an average rating of “Buy” by the eight ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $5.56.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Fmr LLC grew its holdings in shares of Castlight Health Inc (NYSE:CSLT) by 2.1% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 12,620,881 shares of the software maker’s stock after buying an additional 254,616 shares during the period. Fmr LLC owned 0.09% of Castlight Health worth $53,639,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Inovalon (NASDAQ:INOV) and Castlight Health (NYSE:CSLT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Gagnon Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Castlight Health Inc (NYSE:CSLT) by 29.7% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 1,169,056 shares of the software maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 267,662 shares during the period. Castlight Health makes up approximately 3.1% of Gagnon Advisors LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 17th largest position. Gagnon Advisors LLC’s holdings in Castlight Health were worth $4,968,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Castlight Health Inc (NYSE:CSLT) shot up 2.6% on Monday . The stock traded as high as $3.10 and last traded at $2.97. 6,914 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 99% from the average session volume of 535,927 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.05.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Flanigan’s Enterprises Inc.(BDL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares jumped 26.5 percent to $6.9042. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares climbed 17.4 percent to $3.11. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Flanigan's Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BDL) shares jumped 17 percent to $27.97 following Q2 results. Flanigan's Enterprises posted Q2 earnings of $0.75 per share on sales of $29.456 million.
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    NF Energy Saving Corporation (NASDAQ: NFEC) climbed 11.6 percent to $2.399.
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    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) rose 10.9 percent to $3.16.
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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bitdeal (CURRENCY:BDL) traded 12.6% lower against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 15:00 PM ET on July 10th. Bitdeal has a market cap of $592,736.00 and $1,700.00 worth of Bitdeal was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Bitdeal coin can now be bought for $0.0034 or 0.00000053 BTC on popular exchanges including CoinExchange and Cryptopia. During the last seven days, Bitdeal has traded 11.9% lower against the dollar.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Separately, TheStreet lowered shares of Flanigan’s Enterprises from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Thursday, January 31st.

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    Flanigan’s Enterprises Company Profile

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap Flanigan’s Enterprises (NYSEAMERICAN: BDL) is considered a “beloved” South Florida institution since 1959 welcoming locals and visitors for over 50 years with a portfolio primarily focused on a collection of family-run restaurants, Flanigan’s Seafood Bar And Grill, and retail liquor stores, Big Daddy’s Wine and Liquors. As of September 29, 2018, Flanigan’s Enterprises (i) operated 26 units consisting of restaurants, package liquor stores and combination restaurants/package liquor stores that the Company either owns or has operational control over and partial ownership in; and (ii) franchised an additional five units, consisting of two restaurants, (one of which they operate) and three combination restaurants/package liquor stores (These figures exclude an adult entertainment club which the Company owned but did not operate and was permanently closed on September 20, 2018 when a Federal Court upheld recently enacted legislation prohibiting the operation of the club as then operated). A Form 10-K noted:

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Platform Specialty Products Corporation(PAH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Platform Specialty Products Corp (NYSE:PAH) gapped down before the market opened on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $13.18, but opened at $12.80. Platform Specialty Products shares last traded at $12.66, with a volume of 2885796 shares changing hands.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Platform Specialty Products Corp (NYSE:PAH) Director Ian G. H. Ashken acquired 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 13th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $12.08 per share, with a total value of $120,800.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new position in Platform Specialty Products Corp (NYSE:PAH) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund acquired 39,513 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock, valued at approximately $458,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Platform Specialty Products Co. (NYSE:PAH) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight brokerages that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $14.40.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Cathay General Bancorp(CATY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Allianz Asset Management GmbH boosted its stake in Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) by 461.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 28,806 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 23,672 shares during the quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH’s holdings in Cathay General Bancorp were worth $1,152,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Aurora Investment Counsel bought a new position in shares of Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 43,515 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $1,803,000. Aurora Investment Counsel owned 0.05% of Cathay General Bancorp as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies reduced their Q4 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Cathay General Bancorp in a research report issued on Wednesday, July 18th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst M. Clark now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $0.76 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.79. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Cathay General Bancorp’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.89 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.90 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $3.50 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.89 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.89 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $3.65 EPS.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Equity Residential(EQR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ING Groep NV increased its position in shares of Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) by 7.7% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 37,617 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,676 shares during the period. ING Groep NV’s holdings in Equity Residential were worth $2,318,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    DiamondRock Hospitality (NYSE:DRH) and Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its position in Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) by 5.5% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 281,229 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 14,650 shares during the quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Equity Residential were worth $17,330,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) had its target price lowered by Morgan Stanley from $66.50 to $63.00 in a report released on Thursday. The firm presently has an “equal weight” rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Morgan Stanley’s target price points to a potential downside of 0.76% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its holdings in shares of Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) by 0.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 196,723 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 827 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank owned approximately 0.05% of Equity Residential worth $12,122,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Hot Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now

Warmer-than-normal temperatures across much of the U.S. in recent years have dulled demand for natural gas and electricity to heat homes, which has impacted earnings for utilities like Dominion Energy (NYSE:D). That weather headwind, however, has started to wane over the past few months as temperatures have been much closer to normal in Dominion’s service areas. The power company has thus been able to generate stronger results this year, including expectation-beating earnings in the recently completed second quarter.

A closer look at the numbers

Metric

Q2 2018

Q2 2017

Year-Over-Year Change

Operating earnings

$560 million

$421 million

33%

Operating EPS

$0.86

$0.67

28.4%

Data source: Dominion Energy.

Hot Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Blackrock Global(BGT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cornerstone Advisory LLP reduced its stake in shares of BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust (NYSE:BGT) by 34.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 37,398 shares of the investment management company’s stock after selling 19,999 shares during the quarter. Cornerstone Advisory LLP’s holdings in BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust were worth $489,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Hot Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cathay General Bancorp(CATY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies reduced their Q4 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Cathay General Bancorp in a research report issued on Wednesday, July 18th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst M. Clark now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $0.76 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.79. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Cathay General Bancorp’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.89 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.90 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $3.50 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.89 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.89 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $3.65 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Aurora Investment Counsel bought a new position in shares of Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 43,515 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $1,803,000. Aurora Investment Counsel owned 0.05% of Cathay General Bancorp as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Allianz Asset Management GmbH boosted its stake in Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) by 461.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 28,806 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 23,672 shares during the quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH’s holdings in Cathay General Bancorp were worth $1,152,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Hot Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: TiVo Inc.(TIVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY acquired a new stake in shares of TiVo Corp (NASDAQ:TIVO) during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund acquired 263,050 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,538,000.

  • [By ]

    Engaged Capital maintained large positions in Rent-A-Center (RCII) , TiVo (TIVO) , Hain Celestial (HAIN) , SunOpta and Jamba Inc. (JMBA) , all companies that have either previously been targeted by Welling or currently are in his cross-hairs.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    When TiVo (NASDAQ:TIVO) introduced its digital video recorder in 1999, it promised to transform how television was consumed — and it did. The device rapidly became a massive hit with users, who loved that they could program TiVo to record entire seasons of shows, learn to record what they might like, and, of course, fast-forward easily through commercials. Similarly, when Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) created its devices and software for watching streaming video, it made ease-of-use its hallmark. 

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2019

First Foundation (NASDAQ:FFWM) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

According to Zacks, “First Foundation Inc. engages in providing integrated investment management, wealth planning, consulting, trust and banking services. It operates in two segments, Banking and Wealth Management. The company offers a range of bank deposit products; loan products; specialized services comprising trust services, on-line banking, remote deposit capture, merchant credit card services, ATM cards, Visa debit cards, and business sweep accounts, as well as insurance brokerage services. It offers investment portfolio management and financial planning services; advisory and coordination services and wealth management services. First Foundation Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California. “

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust(PMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pennymac Mortgage Investment (NYSE:PMT) – Equities researchers at Wedbush lifted their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Pennymac Mortgage Investment in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, May 10th. Wedbush analyst J. Weaver now anticipates that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $0.36 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.34. Wedbush also issued estimates for Pennymac Mortgage Investment’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.52 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.74 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pennymac Mortgage Investment (NYSE:PMT) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The company traded as low as $18.60 and last traded at $18.62, with a volume of 19306 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $18.50.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce(CM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSE:CM) (NYSE:CM) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is C$130.33.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE: CM) and Foreign Trade Bank of Latin America (NYSE:BLX) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019 8:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp boosted its position in Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) (TSE:CM) by 54.3% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 911,300 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 320,800 shares during the quarter. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce comprises approximately 1.0% of Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 19th largest position. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp’s holdings in Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce were worth $103,633,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sigma Planning Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) (TSE:CM) by 12.6% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 7,383 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 826 shares during the period. Sigma Planning Corp’s holdings in Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce were worth $642,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: Ishares Trust Dj Us Financial (IYF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The challenges facing EUFN may indicate the ETF will be challenged to deliver compelling risk-reward for investors. EUFN's three-year standard deviation is 18.23 percent, or more than 500 basis points above the same metric on the iShares U.S. Financials ETF (NYSE: IYF).

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: Northfield Bancorp Inc.(NFBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Northfield Bancorp (NASDAQ:NFBK) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Saturday morning.

    Other equities analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. TheStreet raised shares of Northfield Bancorp from a c+ rating to a b rating in a research note on Thursday, April 26th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Northfield Bancorp from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 12th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Northfield Bancorp from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, May 17th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a hold rating and set a $18.50 target price on shares of Northfield Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. Northfield Bancorp presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $17.60.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about Northfield Bancorp (NASDAQ:NFBK) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Northfield Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.1080127060523 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Northfield Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:NFBK) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation and six have assigned a hold recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $17.50.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Northfield Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:NFBK) EVP Kenneth J. Doherty sold 2,449 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.19, for a total value of $39,649.31. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 198,742 shares in the company, valued at $3,217,632.98. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: Financial Institutions Inc.(FISI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) and Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Financial Institutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISI) – Piper Jaffray Companies upped their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Financial Institutions in a research report issued on Monday, February 4th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst M. Breese now expects that the bank will earn $0.61 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.60. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Financial Institutions’ Q2 2019 earnings at $0.62 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.69 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.70 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $2.62 EPS and Q3 2020 earnings at $0.76 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Financial Institutions Inc  (NASDAQ:FISI)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 01, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: Tree.com Inc.(TREE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gabelli Funds LLC trimmed its position in shares of LendingTree (NASDAQ:TREE) by 2.9% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 8,450 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 250 shares during the period. Gabelli Funds LLC’s holdings in LendingTree were worth $2,773,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market climbed sharply on Thursday, responding well to favorable earnings results from several corners of the market. Major benchmarks were up 1% to 2%, with particularly good performance from the Nasdaq Composite thanks to the tech sector’s outperformance during the day. Yet some stocks suffered from bad news that cast doubt on companies’ ability to benefit from generally favorable business conditions. MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), Arch Coal (NYSE:ARCH), and LendingTree (NASDAQ:TREE) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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    LendingTree opened at $271.05 on Wednesday, Marketbeat.com reports. The company has a market capitalization of $3.49 billion, a P/E ratio of 89.75, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 1.77. LendingTree has a 12-month low of $269.95 and a 12-month high of $278.10. The company has a current ratio of 3.33, a quick ratio of 3.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: Cathay General Bancorp(CATY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies reduced their Q4 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Cathay General Bancorp in a research report issued on Wednesday, July 18th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst M. Clark now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $0.76 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.79. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Cathay General Bancorp’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.89 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.90 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $3.50 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.89 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.89 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $3.65 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Allianz Asset Management GmbH boosted its stake in Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) by 461.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 28,806 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 23,672 shares during the quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH’s holdings in Cathay General Bancorp were worth $1,152,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Aurora Investment Counsel bought a new position in shares of Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 43,515 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $1,803,000. Aurora Investment Counsel owned 0.05% of Cathay General Bancorp as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: Deutsche Bank AG(DB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By David Zeiler]

    The latest evidence to show the power of contrarian positions comes from a new research report by Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE: DB).

    The study looked at how the rebalancing of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) affected the returns of the component stocks being bought and sold.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Royal Bank of Canada cut shares of Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) from a sector perform rating to an underperform rating in a report issued on Friday, MarketBeat.com reports.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Steve Eisman, the Neuberger Berman Group money manager who famously predicted the collapse of subprime mortgages before the 2008 financial crisis, recommended shorting Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE: DB) shares: Link $

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Matt Frankel: Out of the 18 that were subject to having their capital plans reviewed, 15 got the green light. There were a few that were not doing so well. Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB), this is their U.S. division, was the only one that had their capital plan outright rejected, meaning that they have to come back and resubmit it within a few months. The two big investment banks — Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) — were conditionally approved. I wrote an article on this, you guys can read it if you’d like to. The big effect of this is that Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley can’t increase their capital spending this year on dividends and buybacks.

  • [By Jordan Wathen, Matthew Frankel, and Sean Williams]

    Below, three Motley Fool investors explain why they believe Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB), and Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) are the best bank stocks to buy in July.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: Shore Bancshares Inc(SHBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Shore Bancshares (NASDAQ:SHBI) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Shore Bancshares earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.3784121307224 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    LSV Asset Management increased its stake in Shore Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:SHBI) by 134.4% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 157,489 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 90,289 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management’s holdings in Shore Bancshares were worth $2,970,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Shore Bancshares (NASDAQ:SHBI) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Shore Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.376414932679 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: Old Second Bancorp Inc.(OSBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Best High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019

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Best High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Brady Corporation(BRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Brady Corp (NYSE:BRC) – Research analysts at SunTrust Banks increased their FY2019 EPS estimates for Brady in a report issued on Thursday, September 13th. SunTrust Banks analyst C. Brady now anticipates that the industrial products company will earn $2.15 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $2.13. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Brady’s Q4 2019 earnings at $0.61 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.55 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $0.66 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.30 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brady Corp (NYSE:BRC) VP Thomas J. Felmer sold 3,703 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.76, for a total transaction of $162,043.28. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 58,330 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,552,520.80. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News stories about Brady (NYSE:BRC) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Brady earned a daily sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.1616264953128 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Best High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Cathay General Bancorp(CATY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cathay General Bancorp (CATY)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies reduced their Q4 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Cathay General Bancorp in a research report issued on Wednesday, July 18th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst M. Clark now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $0.76 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.79. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Cathay General Bancorp’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.89 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.90 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $3.50 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.89 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.89 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $3.65 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Aurora Investment Counsel bought a new position in shares of Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 43,515 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $1,803,000. Aurora Investment Counsel owned 0.05% of Cathay General Bancorp as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: (LVMUY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Two years ago, I discussed LVMH (OTCPK:LVMUY) (OTCPK:LVMHF) in another article here on Seeking Alpha. Although I wasn’t too impressed with the company’s free cash flow yield, I did agree this company deserved a premium valuation. And on top of that, I was expecting its strong growth results to continue in the years ahead. We’re now two years later, and LVMH has delivered on every front. Unfortunately the market caught up on that as well, and LVMH’s share price has doubled in just two years. And although the LVMH results justify a good performance of the share price, I do think LVMH is getting a little pricey.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) were down 9% as of 2:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday following concerning comments on growth in Japan and China from fellow luxury goods specialist LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (NASDAQOTH:LVMUY). LVMH shares are also down 8% as of this writing.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    At $126, Tiffany trades at about 27 times this year’s earnings estimate — which is a premium valuation relative to the midpoint of its forecast for 12% growth. LVMH (NASDAQOTH:LVMUY), which owns Tiffany’s rival (and Bogliolo’s former employer) Bulgari, trades at just 25 times this year’s earnings — and analysts expect its EPS to jump 16%. Bulgari, like Tiffany, is pivoting away from its “old world” charms toward edgier marketing campaigns that target younger shoppers.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Second, Farfetch faces competition from a wide range of diversified online marketplaces and first-party direct-to-consumer channels. For example, LVMH (NASDAQOTH:LVMUY), the biggest luxury company in the world, recently launched 24 Sèvres, an online version of Paris’ high-end department store Le Bon Marché. 24 Sèvres offers personal shoppers via video chat, two-day free deliveries, and other perks.

  • [By ]

    Ferrari may be a carmaker but its valuation is more similar to those of luxury powerhouses like LVMH (OTCPK:LVMUY), Kering (OTCPK:PPRUY) or Richemont (OTCPK:CFRUY) than those of fellow car companies like former parent FCA or Germany’s Daimler (OTCPK:DDAIF), BMW (OTCPK:BMWYY) or Volkswagen (OTCPK:VLKAY). No other automotive brand, luxury or volume, can compete with Ferrari’s operative EBIT margin of 22.69 percent and EBITDA margin of 30.3 percent for the full year 2017 (the runner-up being Volkswagen-owned Porsche with a margin of 17.6 percent for 2017). In my eyes, this is further proof of the fact that a Ferrari is not primarily a car but a luxury product. It just happens to be a luxury product that presents itself in the form of a car. The overwhelming majority of cars are purchased out of necessity. Even a premium product like a Mercedes-Benz or a BMW will in most cases remain a tool of transportation above everything else – although I could imagine that some of my fellow countrymen from Germany would fiercely disagree with me on this. No one, however, needs a Ferrari. Please note that I allow myself to exclude needs of the ego from my definition of necessity here. Still, Ferraris are in high demand. That is because customers don’t buy them because they need but because they want them. It is this passion that ensures the company’s success. It is noteworthy that at Ferrari revenue (+10 percent in 2017; +11.2 percent currency-adjusted) increases at a significantly faster pace than shipments (+4.8 percent in 2017) do. This underlines the business’s pricing power.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019

General Electric has a mountain of legal problems.

The company’s well-established financial troubles could be made worse by legal headaches that may cost the conglomerate billions of dollars, new filings show.

The SEC is investigating GE’s accounting tactics and its massive insurance losses. The Justice Department is probing GE’s (GE) pre-crisis sale of subprime mortgage. Furious shareholders are suing GE and former top executives over allegedly misleading statements.

JPMorgan estimates that the company faces more than $9.2 billion in damage claims in addition to other potential losses from the SEC and shareholder lawsuits.

Warren Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) sold its stake in GE last year, told CNBC on Monday that “clearly there were mistakes made” at GE.

“The accounting at GE has not been a model at all in recent years,” Buffett said.

GE’s stock briefly sank below $14 on Monday for the first time since July 2010.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Insperity, Inc.(NSP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mackay Shields LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of Insperity Inc (NYSE:NSP) by 29.9% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 30,670 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 13,100 shares during the period. Mackay Shields LLC’s holdings in Insperity were worth $2,921,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    KBC Group NV lowered its holdings in Insperity Inc (NYSE:NSP) by 92.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,064 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 13,154 shares during the period. KBC Group NV’s holdings in Insperity were worth $101,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Atlantic Trust Group LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of Insperity Inc (NYSE:NSP) by 16.3% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 28,152 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 5,491 shares during the period. Atlantic Trust Group LLC owned approximately 0.07% of Insperity worth $1,958,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: The Rubicon Project, Inc.(RUBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [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.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(AVEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVEO) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Tuesday . Approximately 6,349,900 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 211% from the previous session’s volume of 2,038,523 shares.The stock last traded at $3.15 and had previously closed at $2.83.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    AVEO Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: AVEO) will be presenting additional data from its Phase 2 data from its tivozanib and nivolumab trial at the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) on October 22. The study is looking to treat advanced renal cell carcinoma.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    AVEO Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: AVEO) will be presenting additional data from its Phase 2 results from its tivozanib and nivolumab trial at the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) on October 22. The study is looking to treat advanced renal cell carcinoma.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cathay General Bancorp(CATY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies reduced their Q4 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Cathay General Bancorp in a research report issued on Wednesday, July 18th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst M. Clark now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $0.76 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.79. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Cathay General Bancorp’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.89 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.90 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $3.50 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.89 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.89 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $3.65 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Allianz Asset Management GmbH boosted its stake in Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) by 461.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 28,806 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 23,672 shares during the quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH’s holdings in Cathay General Bancorp were worth $1,152,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Aurora Investment Counsel bought a new position in shares of Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 43,515 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $1,803,000. Aurora Investment Counsel owned 0.05% of Cathay General Bancorp as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Tarena International, Inc.(TEDU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Tarena International Inc (NASDAQ:TEDU) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and seven have given a hold rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $16.21.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    K12 (NYSE: LRN) and Tarena International (NASDAQ:TEDU) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Credit Suisse Group cut shares of Tarena International (NASDAQ:TEDU) from an outperform rating to a neutral rating in a report published on Thursday morning, Marketbeat reports.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    RYB Education (NYSE: RYB) and Tarena International (NASDAQ:TEDU) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Schroder Investment Management Group trimmed its holdings in Tarena International Inc (NASDAQ:TEDU) by 7.9% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 1,716,054 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 146,939 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group’s holdings in Tarena International were worth $12,922,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tarena International (NASDAQ: TEDU) and Aspen Group (NASDAQ:ASPU) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2019

Stocks had another down day on Wednesday, as investors waited for first-quarter earnings reports to begin in an environment rife with geopolitical worries.

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 59.44 points, or 0.29%, to 20591.86. The S&P 500 Index lost 8.85 points, or 0.38%, to 2344.93. The Nasdaq is down 30.61 points, or 0.52%, to 5836.16.

With just a trickle of earnings reports in so far, geopolitical worries remain at the fore as China and the U.S. tackle the problem of North Korea and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed Syria with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Big banks including JPMorgan (JPM), Wells Fargo (WFC), and Citigroup (C) are due out with earnings tomorrow, but financials were a drag on the market today, as investors fretted about global risk and a lack of clarity about tax cuts from the White House.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation(IPCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Infinity Property and Casualty (NASDAQ:IPCC) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Saturday morning.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B (NYSE: BRK.B) and Infinity Property and Casualty (NASDAQ:IPCC) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: Prudential Public Limited Company(PUK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    Zacks Investment Research Lowers Prudential (PUK) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com) Financial wellness program popularity rises among employers, up 63 percentage points in two years (markets.financialcontent.com) FY2018 EPS Estimates for Prudential (PUK) Reduced by Jefferies Group (americanbankingnews.com) Jefferies Group Weighs in on Prudential’s FY2020 Earnings (PUK) (americanbankingnews.com) ValuEngine Downgrades Prudential (PUK) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of PUK stock traded down $0.02 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $51.56. 141,455 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 198,097. The firm has a market cap of $66.49 billion, a PE ratio of 13.79, a PEG ratio of 1.34 and a beta of 1.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a quick ratio of 0.03 and a current ratio of 0.03. Prudential has a 52-week low of $44.49 and a 52-week high of $55.36.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Prudential (NYSE:PUK) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning.

    Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Prudential from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $57.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Berenberg Bank cut shares of Prudential from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Thursday, March 29th. Finally, Citigroup cut shares of Prudential from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $57.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Prudential (NYSE: PUK) and Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE:RGA) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: Meridian Interstate Bancorp Inc.(EBSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Meridian Bancorp (NASDAQ:EBSB) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: Trustmark Corporation(TRMK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rhumbline Advisers lowered its position in Trustmark Corp (NASDAQ:TRMK) by 5.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 122,924 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 7,773 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.18% of Trustmark worth $3,830,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Trustmark (NASDAQ: TRMK) and Valley National Bank (NYSE:VLY) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk and earnings.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: Argo Group International Holdings Ltd.(AGII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Lord Abbett & CO. LLC purchased a new position in shares of Argo Group (NASDAQ:AGII) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 840,251 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $48,230,000. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC owned approximately 2.49% of Argo Group as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Barclays PLC raised its stake in Argo Group (NASDAQ:AGII) by 25.3% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 8,691 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,754 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in Argo Group were worth $499,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Argo Group (NASDAQ: AGII) and Stewart Information Services (NYSE:STC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: Northfield Bancorp Inc.(NFBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Northfield Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:NFBK) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation and six have assigned a hold recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $17.50.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Northfield Bancorp (NASDAQ:NFBK) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Saturday morning.

    Other equities analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. TheStreet raised shares of Northfield Bancorp from a c+ rating to a b rating in a research note on Thursday, April 26th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Northfield Bancorp from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 12th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Northfield Bancorp from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, May 17th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a hold rating and set a $18.50 target price on shares of Northfield Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. Northfield Bancorp presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $17.60.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Northfield Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:NFBK) EVP Kenneth J. Doherty sold 2,449 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.19, for a total value of $39,649.31. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 198,742 shares in the company, valued at $3,217,632.98. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: Stratus Properties Inc.(STRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    NASDAQ STRS traded down $0.25 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $31.10. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 528 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,123. Stratus Properties has a 52 week low of $26.15 and a 52 week high of $32.15. The company has a quick ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.74.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: Cathay General Bancorp(CATY)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Allianz Asset Management GmbH boosted its stake in Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) by 461.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 28,806 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 23,672 shares during the quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH’s holdings in Cathay General Bancorp were worth $1,152,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: iShares MSCI All Peru Capped ETF (EPU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    iShares MSCI All Peru Capped Index Fund (BMV:EPU) declared a semiannual dividend on Wednesday, June 20th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 20th will be given a dividend of 0.3845 per share on Monday, June 25th. This represents a yield of 1.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 19th.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: United Bankshares Inc.(UBSI)

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Templeton Dragon Fund Inc.(TDF)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Templeton Dragon Fund Inc common stock (NYSE:TDF) major shareholder City Of London Investment Grou bought 8,155 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 12th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $22.87 per share, with a total value of $186,504.85. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Old Second Bancorp Inc.(OSBC)

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: One Liberty Properties Inc.(OLP)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    One Liberty Properties, Inc. (NYSE:OLP) VP Justin Clair sold 3,100 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.00, for a total value of $77,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 32,566 shares in the company, valued at $814,150. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cathay General Bancorp(CATY)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Allianz Asset Management GmbH boosted its stake in Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) by 461.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 28,806 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 23,672 shares during the quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH’s holdings in Cathay General Bancorp were worth $1,152,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Financial Institutions Inc.(FISI)

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Tree.com Inc.(TREE)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gabelli Funds LLC trimmed its position in shares of LendingTree (NASDAQ:TREE) by 2.9% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 8,450 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 250 shares during the period. Gabelli Funds LLC’s holdings in LendingTree were worth $2,773,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market climbed sharply on Thursday, responding well to favorable earnings results from several corners of the market. Major benchmarks were up 1% to 2%, with particularly good performance from the Nasdaq Composite thanks to the tech sector’s outperformance during the day. Yet some stocks suffered from bad news that cast doubt on companies’ ability to benefit from generally favorable business conditions. MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), Arch Coal (NYSE:ARCH), and LendingTree (NASDAQ:TREE) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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    Zacks: Brokerages Expect LendingTree (TREE) to Post $1.24 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Form 4/A LendingTree, Inc. For: Apr 12 Filed by: LEBDA DOUGLAS R (streetinsider.com) Form 4/A LendingTree, Inc. For: May 08 Filed by: LEBDA DOUGLAS R (streetinsider.com) LendingTree to acquire Ovation Credit for $20.75 million (wraltechwire.com) LendingTree to buy credit-service provider (mpamag.com)

    LendingTree opened at $271.05 on Wednesday, Marketbeat.com reports. The company has a market capitalization of $3.49 billion, a P/E ratio of 89.75, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 1.77. LendingTree has a 12-month low of $269.95 and a 12-month high of $278.10. The company has a current ratio of 3.33, a quick ratio of 3.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rhumbline Advisers decreased its position in LendingTree (NASDAQ:TREE) by 13.9% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 13,988 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 2,252 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers’ holdings in LendingTree were worth $4,590,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Timberland Bancorp Inc.(TSBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Timberland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSBK) declared a None dividend on Tuesday, April 24th, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Friday, May 11th will be paid a dividend of 0.23 per share by the savings and loans company on Friday, May 25th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.61%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 10th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Timberland Bancorp (NASDAQ:TSBK) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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. Timberland Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 46.0053181885204 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: W.R. Berkley Corporation(WRB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine cut shares of W. R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Monday morning.

    WRB has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Bank of America cut shares of W. R. Berkley from a neutral rating to an underperform rating and set a $74.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Thursday, June 14th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of W. R. Berkley from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. Boenning Scattergood restated a hold rating on shares of W. R. Berkley in a report on Wednesday, April 25th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on shares of W. R. Berkley in a report on Monday. They set a sell rating and a $74.00 target price on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and eight have issued a hold rating to the stock. W. R. Berkley currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $70.78.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    W. R. Berkley (NYSE: WRB) and State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel, Jordan Wathen, and Dan Caplinger]

    The financial sector has been one of the best-performing areas of the market over the past few years, but there’s reason to believe that the group could continue to outperform. Here’s why our financial sector specialists think Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), and Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) could be smart buys right now.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    After Wells Fargo’s (NYSE:WFC) fake-accounts scandal was revealed in 2016, Buffett said that the bank remained a compelling long-term investment and that he had no plans to sell any of Berkshire’s massive stake. At last year’s meeting, Buffett reiterated that while the bank made a big mistake by incentivizing cross-selling, it still was a great company.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    To illustrate some of these points, as well as some other reasons Buffett and the rest of Berkshire’s team may be inclined to sell stocks, here are a few examples from the company’s history:

    IBM (NYSE:IBM): Berkshire had been gradually unloading its IBM stake for some time, and Buffett confirmed that the last of the shares were sold during the first quarter of 2018. In a nutshell, Buffett says he misjudged IBM’s competitive challenges, and as a result, it has revalued the stock lower. This is a prime example of the concept of “when your original thesis no longer applies, get out.” Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC): Berkshire has sold some of its Wells Fargostock in recent quarters, and you might assume it has something to do with the bank’s infamous “fake accounts” scandal. But you’d be wrong. Buffett has said several times that he intends to stick with Wells Fargo, but regulatory rules prevent him from owning more than 10% of the bank’s shares. The recent sales were solely to remain under that threshold. Freddie Mac (NASDAQOTH:FMCC): Many newer Berkshire investors are surprised to hear that Buffett was ever a fan of mortgage giant Freddie Mac, but Berkshire owned 9% of the company’s shares in the late 1990s. Berkshire made lots of money on the investment, but Buffett started to see troubling signs — specifically, the company was taking on far too much risk to keep its earnings growing at a double-digit rate. Buffett ended up selling all of Berkshire’s Freddie Mac shares by 2000, and we all know what happened during the mortgage meltdown — there’s a reason Freddie Mac is a penny stock today. ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM): Until late 2014, Berkshire was one of ExxonMobil’s largest shareholders. However, Buffett realized that oil prices weren’t likely to stay as high as he originally thought, so Berkshire’s entire stake was abruptly sold. Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS):Warren Buffett’s preferred uses for Berkshire Hathaway’s capital are to acquire entire businesses and buy common

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Excluding the company’s stake in Kraft Heinz Co. (NYSE: KHC), its top five holdings at the end of last year were as follows:

    American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP): a 17.6% stake valued at $15 billion with a cost basis of $1.3 billion Phillips 66 Co. (NYSE: PSX): a 14.9% stake valued at $7.5 billion and a cost basis of $5.8 billion Moody’s Corp. (NYSE: MCO): a 12.9% stake valued at $3.6 billion with a cost basis of $248 million Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC): a 9.9% stake valued at $29.3 billion and a cost basis of $11.8 billion Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO): a 9.4% stake valued at $18.4 billion with a cost basis of $1.2 billion

    The following are a few of Buffett’s comments from the letter.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) has had an eventful couple of years, and not in a good way. The bank’s public perception has been rocked by three major scandals, including the infamous fake-accounts scandal, which has not only resulted in sub-par business performance, but has resulted in a string of penalties, fines, and consumer refunds as well.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Greenlight Capital Re Ltd.(GLRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd. (NASDAQ:GLRE) hit a new 52-week low on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $14.05 and last traded at $14.15, with a volume of 249308 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $14.65.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Greenlight Capital Re (NASDAQ:GLRE) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April 30th. The financial services provider reported ($3.85) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($4.43) by $0.58. Greenlight Capital Re had a negative return on equity of 23.81% and a negative net margin of 40.65%. The firm had revenue of $0.14 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $30.20 million. sell-side analysts forecast that Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd. will post -4.2 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.