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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019

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Toward the end of trading Wednesday, the Dow traded down 0.35 percent to 18,388.83 while the NASDAQ declined 0.25 percent to 5,209.89. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.36 percent to 2,168.24.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

Wednesday afternoon, non-cyclical consumer goods & services shares gained by 0.10 percent..

In trading on Wednesday, energy shares fell by 1.72 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Clean Energy Fuels Corp (NASDAQ: CLNE), down 5 percent, and Frontline Ltd. (NYSE: FRO), down 7 percent.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc.(PCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Plum Creek Timber (NYSE:PCL) has trended positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press 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 -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Plum Creek Timber earned a daily sentiment score of 0.37 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the industrial goods maker an impact score of 45.0964567289057 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Plum Creek Timber (NYSE:PCL) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Plum Creek Timber earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the industrial goods maker an impact score of 46.0048348022167 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.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Allstate Corporation (ALL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    DF Dent & Co. Inc. lessened its stake in shares of Allstate Corp (NYSE:ALL) by 2.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 40,677 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 868 shares during the period. DF Dent & Co. Inc.’s holdings in Allstate were worth $3,713,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Zurich Insurance Group Ltd FI lessened its position in shares of Allstate Corp (NYSE:ALL) by 22.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 57,833 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 16,753 shares during the period. Zurich Insurance Group Ltd FI’s holdings in Allstate were worth $5,278,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Proteon Therapeutics, Inc.(PRTO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Proteon Therapeutics (NASDAQ: PRTO) and Neurocrine Biosciences (NASDAQ:NBIX) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: PACCAR Inc.(PCAR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    “Companies ranging from Action Alerts PLUS holding Microsoft (MSFT)  to heavy-truck maker Paccar (PCAR)  have over the years declared so-called ‘special dividends’ — one-time extra payments to shareholders. With the new U.S. tax law granting corporations a limited window to repatriate overseas profits at low tax rates, many companies might use the extra cash for special dividends. Let’s discuss how this impacts income investors,” writes Real Money Pro columnist Christopher Versace.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    KBC Group NV increased its position in shares of Paccar (NASDAQ:PCAR) by 9.2% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 92,983 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 7,832 shares during the quarter. KBC Group NV’s holdings in Paccar were worth $6,153,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D bought a new position in shares of Paccar (NASDAQ:PCAR) in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund bought 160,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,587,000.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: PRA Group, Inc.(PRAA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PRA Group (NASDAQ:PRAA) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Monday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. raised its stake in PRA Group (NASDAQ:PRAA) by 706.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 84,032 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 73,617 shares during the quarter. Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. owned about 0.19% of PRA Group worth $3,193,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Pra Group Inc (NASDAQ:PRAA) SVP Christopher D. Lagow sold 1,474 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.70, for a total value of $55,569.80. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 18,273 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $688,892.10. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Collecting unpaid debts is a big business, and although there are many small players in the industry, some relatively large companies have sought to build scale in order to be as efficient as possible. PRA Group (NASDAQ:PRAA) has become a leader in debt collection, but what’s especially surprising is that even in a strong economy featuring low unemployment rates and steadily rising wage growth, the company has started to see some favorable trends in its collection activity.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Inc.(ALDR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Bioblast Pharma (NASDAQ: ALDR) and Alder Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALDR) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Alder Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALDR) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report released on Tuesday.

    A number of other equities research analysts have also weighed in on the company. Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on Alder Biopharmaceuticals in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. They set a neutral rating and a $17.00 price objective on the stock. Mizuho restated a buy rating and set a $29.00 price objective on shares of Alder Biopharmaceuticals in a research report on Wednesday, March 28th. Cowen set a $23.00 price target on Alder Biopharmaceuticals and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday, February 26th. Leerink Swann reiterated an outperform rating on shares of Alder Biopharmaceuticals in a research report on Sunday, March 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Alder Biopharmaceuticals from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. Alder Biopharmaceuticals currently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $26.33.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Alder Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALDR) was upgraded by BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Monday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Needham & Company LLC assumed coverage on shares of Alder Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALDR) in a report issued on Wednesday. The brokerage issued a buy rating and a $28.00 price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cincinnati Financial Corporation(CINF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Swiss National Bank lowered its holdings in Cincinnati Financial (NASDAQ:CINF) by 13.6% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 498,032 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 78,400 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank’s holdings in Cincinnati Financial were worth $36,984,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. decreased its position in Cincinnati Financial Co. (NASDAQ:CINF) by 5.7% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 15,145 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 914 shares during the quarter. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.’s holdings in Cincinnati Financial were worth $1,013,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp increased its position in Cincinnati Financial Co. (NASDAQ:CINF) by 6.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 58,582 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after buying an additional 3,527 shares during the period. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp’s holdings in Cincinnati Financial were worth $4,350,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.(KERX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:KERX) dropped nearly 20% last month, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The pharma company announced second-quarter and first-half 2018 results that included disappointing sales revenue for its only drug, Auryxia. As a result, sales lagged behind consensus estimates despite delivering strong year-over-year growth.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Bank of New York Mellon Corp Sells 69,607 Shares of Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (KERX)” was originally published by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this piece of content on another publication, it was stolen and republished in violation of US and international copyright and trademark laws. The correct version of this piece of content can be read at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4158332/bank-of-new-york-mellon-corp-sells-69607-shares-of-keryx-biopharmaceuticals-kerx.html.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:KERX)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by equities researchers at HC Wainwright in a report issued on Thursday. They currently have a $9.00 price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. HC Wainwright’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 174.39% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:KERX) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $6.00.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: CBOE Holdings Inc.(CBOE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NYSEMKT:CBOE)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 8, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Sean Williams]

    But times have changed, the virtual-currency market has matured a bit, and institutional investors have had a means to bet on the crypto market in a more traditional sense over the past couple of months. By this, I mean that both the CME Group and CBOE Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) have offered bitcoin futures on their trading platforms since December, providing a more traditional avenue for Wall Street to place its bets.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    State of Tennessee Treasury Department lessened its stake in shares of Cboe Global Markets Inc (NASDAQ:CBOE) by 23.3% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 110,676 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 33,675 shares during the quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department’s holdings in Cboe Global Markets were worth $12,628,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Oaktree Capital Group, LLC(OAK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment from MarketFoolery, host Chris Hill and Foolish investor-at-large Tim Hansen consider the annual letter released last week by billionaire investing guru Howard Marks of Oaktree Capital (NYSE:OAK). In it, he expressed concern about the number of questionable deals happening in this low interest rate environment, as an excess of optimism and high risk-tolerance send capital toward assets it should probably shun at current prices.

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  • [By Daniel Miller, Jordan Wathen, and Jeremy Bowman]

    When it comes to dividend stocks, Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) is a household name. In fact, the beverage giant just approved its 57th consecutive annual dividend increase, bumping it up to $0.40 per share and a juicy yield of 3.5%. But if investors are looking for even bigger dividend yields for their portfolios, three Motley Fool contributors suggest taking a peek at Macy’s (NYSE:M), Oaktree Capital Group (NYSE:OAK), and General Motors (NYSE:GM). Here’s why.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment of Motley Fool Money, host Chris Hill asks senior analysts Jason Moser, Matt Argersinger, and Ron Gross to share which companies have been interesting them lately. Their responses run the investing gamut: alternative asset management firm Oaktree Capital (NYSE:OAK), sporting goods specialist Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY), and media empire Disney (NYSE:DIS).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Oaktree Capital Group LLC (NYSE:OAK) Director Larry W. Keele sold 8,333 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.40, for a total transaction of $344,986.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 8,656 shares in the company, valued at $358,358.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Anders Bylund, Timothy Green, and Brian Feroldi]

    Read on to see why our panelists suggest picking up Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI), Oaktree Capital (NYSE:OAK), and Q2 Holdings (NYSE:QTWO) right now.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019

Lam Research (LRCX) is one of the backbones of the silicon microprocessor industry – today, pretty much every advanced chip is built with Lam technology – but the company remains undervalued and under followed. The company creates wafer fabrication equipment and offers services that allow chip makers (like Samsung (OTC:SSNLF), Toshibia (OTCPK:TOSBF), Elphia, Hynix and more) to build smaller, faster, and better performing electronic devices. It is one of the top three semiconductor equipment manufacturing companies, with Applied Materials (AMAT) and ASML, but for a company with a revenue of $9.6 Billion last year, and a market cap of over $30 Billion, they are vastly undervalued.

Thesis

Investors are presented with a great opportunity to initiate a position in Lam Research, which is made even more appetizing due to the slump in share price after Q3 earnings. Imagine going into a store where everything is 30% off. You find a jacket that’s amazing – high quality and well made – and see that on top of the store wide 30% discount, the Jacket has another 10% off. That’s a great deal, and it’s exactly what Lam Research is. In addition to its upside potential, the company has great future growth prospects due to steadily increasing demand of its products, and could also be a future dividend player. WCR feels that LRCX has an upside potential of up to 40%, and has a 12 month price target of $260.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: International Speedway Corporation(ISCA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street moved lower on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffering a 201-point decline. Stocks took their cues from the bond market, where bond prices dropped sharply in response to extremely strong U.S. economic data. For years, the economic expansion has given bond investors a Goldilocks scenario, in which growth was solid but not so sharp as to cause negative side effects, such as inflation. Now, stronger signals could force the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates more aggressively than previously thought, and that could hurt the markets. Several individual companies also suffered from bad news that sent their shares lower. Mallinckrodt (NYSE:MNK), International Speedway (NASDAQ:ISCA), and LGI Homes (NASDAQ:LGIH) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    International Speedway Corporation (NASDAQ: ISCA)Q2 2018 Earnings Conference callJul. 05, 2018, 1:00 pm ET

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

    Operator

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    Stocks to Watch Today: STZ, AMZN, BKS
    Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE: STZ) leads today’s list of companies reporting earnings. The spirits giant reported earnings per share of $2.87 on top of $2.30 billion in revenue. Those figures topped consensus expectations of $2.58 on top of $2.25 billion. The company also announced it had increased its 2019 fiscal guidance. Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is generating some negative press this morning. The e-commerce giant had announced an hourly wage hike for its workers on Tuesday. However, as we dig deeper into the announcement, it turns out that the firm has eliminated monthly bonuses and stock awards from its hourly employees. In addition, Bloomberg is reporting that Chinese equipment manufacturer Super Micro may have allowed microchips that could be used for spying into equipment run in Amazon Web Services. Amazon has denied the report. In deal news, Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) shares popped 18% on news that the firm is exploring a potential sale. According to reports, the firm has received interest from several parties, including the firm’s chair, Leonard Riggio, who developed Barnes & Noble’s modern franchise in 1971. Shares of BKS stock had been off about 18% since January as the firm continues to struggle against Amazon and faces a difficult retail environment. Look for other earnings reports from Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST), International Speedway Corp. (NASDAQ: ISCA), and Sky Solar Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: SKYS)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on International Speedway Corp Class A (ISCA)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Toronto Dominion Bank increased its position in International Speedway Corp Class A (NASDAQ:ISCA) by 94.8% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 2,930 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,426 shares during the period. Toronto Dominion Bank’s holdings in International Speedway Corp Class A were worth $131,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Equity Residential(EQR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. decreased its position in shares of Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) by 23.0% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 25,650 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 7,654 shares during the quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Equity Residential were worth $1,580,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [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 Shane Hupp]

    Northern Trust Corp trimmed its stake in Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) by 2.4% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 6,604,651 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 161,538 shares during the quarter. Northern Trust Corp owned approximately 1.79% of Equity Residential worth $420,650,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [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 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.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.(UEPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 28.8 percent to $4.03 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for expanded indications for its Senhance Surgical System.
    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) rose 15.6 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading.
    Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição (NYSE: CBD) rose 13.2 percent to $24.20 in pre-market trading.
    ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO) rose 12.2 percent to $21.65 in pre-market trading. Alibaba and Cainiao agreed to make strategic investment in ZTO Express of $1.38 billion.
    DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) rose 10.8 percent to $2.05 in pre-market trading.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) shares rose 9.6 percent to $42.68 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) shares rose 9.1 percent to $6.00 in pre-market trading.
    Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) rose 8.4 percent to $108.00 in pre-market trading.
    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares rose 7 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) rose 5.9 percent to $10.61 in pre-market trading.
    Frontline Ltd. (NYSE: FRO) rose 5.9 percent to $5.04 in pre-market trading.
    Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ: EVGN) rose 5.5 percent to $3.27 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) rose 5.5 percent to $3.68 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.44 percent on Friday.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) shares rose 5.4 percent to $2.16 in pre-market trading.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares rose 18.3 percent to $37.25 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.74 percent on Friday.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) rose 12.1 percent to $2.69 in pre-market trading after surging 4.80 percent on Friday.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 10.9 percent to $109.75 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restarted its review of QUALCOMM Incorporated’s (NASDAQ: QCOM) proposed takeover of NXP Semiconductors.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) rose 10.6 percent to $15.20 in pre-market trading. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN) rose 10 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading.
    Vaxart, Inc. (NASDAQ: VXRT) shares rose 8 percent to $5.54 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.19 percent on Friday.
    Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFIE) rose 7.3 percent to $4.58 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.22 percent on Friday.
    Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) rose 7 percent to $22.49 in pre-market trading after falling 1.96 percent on Friday.
    Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) shares rose 6.9 percent to $9.16 in pre-market trading.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 5.7 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.92 percent on Friday.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) rose 5.4 percent to $19.70 in pre-market trading.
    Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE: AGM) rose 5.2 percent to $92.95 in pre-market trading.
    International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) rose 5.2 percent to $29.94 in pre-market trading.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares rose 5.1 percent to $66.30 in the pre-market trading session.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5 percent to $10.70 in pre-market trading after climbing 15.66 percent on Friday.
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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (NASDAQ: TXMD) rose 7.3 percent to $6.90 in pre-market trading after the company reported the FDA approval of TX-004HR: IMVEXXY (estradiol vaginal inserts) for moderate to severe dyspareunia due to menopause.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) rose 6.1 percent to $10.50 in pre-market trading after falling 1.20 percent on Tuesday
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) shares rose 5.7 percent to $44.60 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE: CRM) rose 5.4 percent to $133.67 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and raised its forecast for the full year.
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) rose 5.3 percent to $7.35 in pre-market trading.
    PagSeguro Digital Ltd. (NYSE: PAGS) rose 5.3 percent to $33.50 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) rose 4.9 percent to $19.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) rose 4.9 percent to $4.95 in pre-market trading. Dalian Wanda will set up a joint venture with Tencent and Groupon's former local unit, Reuters reported.
    Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ: OKTA) rose 4.4 percent to $56 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.43 percent on Tuesday
    Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) rose 4.3 percent to $120.92 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.05 percent on Tuesday.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) shares rose 3.7 percent to $23.78 in pre-market trading after falling 4.70 percent on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc (NASDAQ: EVLV) shares rose 2.7 percent to $1.14 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Full House Resorts, Inc.(FLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Huazhu Group (NASDAQ: HTHT) and Full House Resorts (NASDAQ:FLL) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Capital Southwest Corporation(CSWC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Advisors Asset Management Inc. decreased its stake in shares of Capital Southwest Co. (NASDAQ:CSWC) by 5.6% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 82,556 shares of the asset manager’s stock after selling 4,935 shares during the quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Capital Southwest were worth $2,164,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Capital Southwest Co. (NASDAQ:CSWC) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, June 5th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, June 26th will be paid a dividend of 0.29 per share by the asset manager on Monday, July 2nd. This represents a $1.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.80%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, June 25th. This is a boost from Capital Southwest’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.28.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Boardwalk Pipeline Partners L.P.(BWP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Investors have been waiting for years for Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (NYSE:BWP) to fix the issues of debt and profitability that forced management to cut its payout. The path to repair these issues has been agonizingly slow, however, as Boardwalk posted another quarter of results that don’t suggest a return to a higher payout anytime soon.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (NYSE:BWP) traded up 5.8% on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $10.31 and last traded at $10.26. 190,760 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 93% from the average session volume of 2,588,689 shares. The stock had previously closed at $9.70.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Calamos Global Total Return Fund(CGO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cogeco Inc. (TSE:CGO) hit a new 52-week low on Monday . The stock traded as low as C$58.08 and last traded at C$58.12, with a volume of 14200 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at C$58.35.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cogeco Inc. (TSE:CGO) reached a new 52-week low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as C$57.73 and last traded at C$58.72, with a volume of 6659 shares. The stock had previously closed at C$58.29.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Western Union Company (WU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System decreased its position in shares of The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) by 1.0% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 686,368 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 6,612 shares during the period. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System owned approximately 0.15% of The Western Union worth $13,954,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    The Western Union (NYSE:WU) updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.83-1.95 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.94. The company issued revenue guidance of low single digits (cons +3%), compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $5.77 billion.The Western Union also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $1.83-1.95 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

    Here’s why these Fool.com contributors think PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL), Western Union (NYSE:WU), and Visa (NYSE:V) are worth adding to your portfolio.

    Don’t let a so-so quarter distract you from this company’s long-term potential

    Matt Frankel, CFP (PayPal): I’m generally a fan of any stock that stands to benefit from the gradual shift toward a cashless society, as I feel that the so-called War on Cash will be one of the greatest investment opportunities over the coming decades.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Tejon Ranch Co(TRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Terracoin (CURRENCY:TRC) traded down 14.6% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 23:00 PM ET on May 17th. In the last week, Terracoin has traded 20.7% higher against the dollar. Terracoin has a market cap of $4.06 million and $4,377.00 worth of Terracoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Terracoin coin can now be bought for about $0.18 or 0.00002218 BTC on popular exchanges including CoinExchange, Trade Satoshi, C-CEX and Cryptopia.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Terracoin (CURRENCY:TRC) traded up 10% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 11:00 AM E.T. on October 8th. Terracoin has a total market cap of $2.09 million and approximately $4,720.00 worth of Terracoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, Terracoin has traded down 15.3% against the dollar. One Terracoin coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.0910 or 0.00001375 BTC on popular exchanges including Trade Satoshi, CoinExchange, Cryptopia and C-CEX.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: CBOE Holdings Inc.(CBOE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
    Genesis Energy, L.P
  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Clinton Group Inc. boosted its position in Cboe Global Markets Inc (NASDAQ:CBOE) by 64.6% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 43,235 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 16,970 shares during the quarter. Cboe Global Markets comprises 1.5% of Clinton Group Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 18th biggest position. Clinton Group Inc.’s holdings in Cboe Global Markets were worth $4,149,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

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  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company is the beneficiary of volatility and options trading. Cboe Global Markets Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) was founded in 1973 as the first U.S. options exchange and went public in 2010. Its primary business is trading listed options contracts on equities, indexes (including several exclusively licensed and proprietary products) and ETFs through a hybrid model that combines electronic and open outcry trading.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019

A basket of Asian blue chips exposed to outbound Chinese tourism has outperformed the regional benchmark by more that 5 percentage points this year, according to Societe Generale SA.

A bunch of 44 stocks, including casino companies, retailers and transportation firms from Hong Kong, China, Japan and South Korea have benefited from the quadrupling in the number of outbound trips made by Chinese residents over the past decade, analysts including Wei Yao wrote in a note Wednesday.

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“The impressive growth in Chinese outbound tourism is one of the most convincing signs that China’s economic rebalancing is well under way,” the analysts said. “After a decade of exponential growth, China now accounts for over one-fifth of the world’s international tourism spending, twice as much as the next-biggest spender, the U.S.”

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Model N, Inc.(MODN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Model N (NYSE:MODN) and Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Model N (NYSE: MODN) and Trade Desk (NASDAQ:TTD) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Neuralstem, Inc.(CUR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Pluristem Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CUR) and Neuralstem (NASDAQ:CUR) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Neuralstem, Inc. (NASDAQ:CUR) were down 16% during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $1.24 and last traded at $1.37. Approximately 595,500 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 205% from the average daily volume of 195,111 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.63.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Rick’s Cabaret International Inc.(RICK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    RCI Hospitality (NASDAQ:RICK) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The restaurant operator reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.05, Fidelity Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $42.63 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $40.97 million. RCI Hospitality had a net margin of 12.95% and a return on equity of 13.51%.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bravo Brio Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: RICK) and RCI Hospitality (NASDAQ:RICK) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    RCI Hospitality stock traded up $0.12 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $32.63. 510 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 28,111. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a quick ratio of 1.14 and a current ratio of 1.24. The company has a market capitalization of $313.31 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.82 and a beta of 0.49. RCI Hospitality has a 12-month low of $21.91 and a 12-month high of $34.84.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Oasis Petroleum Inc.(OAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Element Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 19,645 shares of the energy producer’s stock, valued at approximately $159,000.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Oasis Petroleum (NYSE:OAS) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $13.39 and last traded at $13.08, with a volume of 278190 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $12.90.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Oasis Petroleum (NYSE:OAS) has been given a $10.00 price target by equities researchers at Stifel Nicolaus in a report issued on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has a “hold” rating on the energy producer’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ target price points to a potential downside of 11.82% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS) rallied 13.2% in August, primarily due to the oil driller’s stronger-than-expected second-quarter report.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    UBS Group AG cut its holdings in Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS) by 2.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 730,530 shares of the energy producer’s stock after selling 15,269 shares during the quarter. UBS Group AG’s holdings in Oasis Petroleum were worth $5,917,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: CBOE Holdings Inc.(CBOE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Cboe Global Markets Inc (NASDAQ:CBOE) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the sixteen analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, ten have assigned a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $118.64.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Last December, two major futures exchanges started offering futures contracts on bitcoin. CBOE Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) was the first to market with its futures offering, and CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) didn’t waste any time coming out with its own version of a bitcoin contract.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) which fell about 2% to $100.79. The stock’s 52-week range is $91.12 to $138.54. Volume was nearly 1 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.1 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
    Genesis Energy, L.P
  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company is the beneficiary of volatility and options trading. Cboe Global Markets Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) was founded in 1973 as the first U.S. options exchange and went public in 2010. Its primary business is trading listed options contracts on equities, indexes (including several exclusively licensed and proprietary products) and ETFs through a hybrid model that combines electronic and open outcry trading.

Best Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019

Excitement junkies, this could be your day.

After a breathless night of POTUS tax reveals, weve got the outcome of the Federal Reserve meeting and the Dutch election headed our way.

The S&P 500 market rally is still in another consolidation phase, notes Randy Frederick of the Schwab Center for Financial Research. With a number of potential catalysts on the calendar this week, the probability of a volatility spike and a breakout (to the upside or downside) has increased again, he says.

Best Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Trustmark Corporation(TRMK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Best Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Potlatch Corporation(PCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PotlatchDeltic (NASDAQ:PCH) was upgraded by equities researchers at Vertical Research to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Monday, The Fly reports. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America bought a new position in PotlatchDeltic (NASDAQ:PCH) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 78,505 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $4,086,000. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America owned approximately 0.19% of PotlatchDeltic at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: CBOE Holdings Inc.(CBOE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
    Genesis Energy, L.P
  • [By Sean Williams]

    But times have changed, the virtual-currency market has matured a bit, and institutional investors have had a means to bet on the crypto market in a more traditional sense over the past couple of months. By this, I mean that both the CME Groupand CBOE Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) have offered bitcoin futures on their trading platforms since December, providing a more traditional avenue for Wall Street to place its bets.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBOE) reported expansive earnings growth in its first-quarter 2018 report, issued on May 3. In addition to revenue tacked on from its acquisition of Bats Global Markets in March 2017, Cboe enjoyed increased volume in trading of the company’s proprietary VIX (Cboe Volatility Index) futures and options.

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Last December, two major futures exchanges started offering futures contracts on bitcoin. CBOE Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) was the first to market with its futures offering, and CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) didn’t waste any time coming out with its own version of a bitcoin contract.

  • [By Dustin Blitchok]

    After CBOE Global Markets Inc (NASDAQ: CBOE) launched bitcoin futures in December, Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW) didn't immediately make the product available to clients, said Barry Metzger, the brokerage’s senior vice president of global, trading and advice.

Best Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Meridian Interstate Bancorp Inc.(EBSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

Best Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: First Community Corporation(FCCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    First Community (NASDAQ:FCCO) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The bank reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.04, Fidelity Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $11.17 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.83 million. First Community had a net margin of 13.91% and a return on equity of 8.23%.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Best Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: American International Group Inc.(AIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    AIG’s loss for European business worsens in 2017 (businessinsurance.com) $1.26 EPS Expected for American International Group (AIG) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) UBS: Buy AIG After Earnings Estimates ‘Bottom Out’ (finance.yahoo.com) American International Group (AIG) Stock Rating Upgraded by UBS (americanbankingnews.com) American International Group (AIG) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)

    American International Group traded up $0.36, hitting $55.15, during mid-day trading on Friday, MarketBeat.com reports. The stock had a trading volume of 9,821,608 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,828,715. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of 0.27 and a quick ratio of 0.27. American International Group has a 1-year low of $49.57 and a 1-year high of $67.30. The firm has a market cap of $49.51 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.98, a PEG ratio of 1.01 and a beta of 1.24.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    Insurance company American International Group Inc. (AIG) stock fell 5.3% as harsh winter weather weighed on profits. But the company’s long-term care exposure is relatively minimal.

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It’s not a stretch to say that President Donald Trump, his agenda stalled before it got started and his administration in flux, will take credit for almost any bit of good news that manages to make headlines.

Such was the case Wednesday when Trump claimed victory after Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn said it would invest $10 billion in an LCD screen plant in Wisconsin, which is expected to employ as many as 13,000 workers.

Top Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: CBOE Holdings Inc.(CBOE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Cboe Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 4, 2018 8:30 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
    Genesis Energy, L.P
  • [By Dustin Blitchok]

    After CBOE Global Markets Inc (NASDAQ: CBOE) launched bitcoin futures in December, Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW) didn't immediately make the product available to clients, said Barry Metzger, the brokerage’s senior vice president of global, trading and advice.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Deutsche B枚rse (OTCMKTS: DBOEY) and Cboe Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Last December, two major futures exchanges started offering futures contracts on bitcoin. CBOE Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) was the first to market with its futures offering, and CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) didn’t waste any time coming out with its own version of a bitcoin contract.

Top Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: First Interstate BancSystem Inc.(FIBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA lifted its stake in shares of First Interstate BancSystem (NASDAQ:FIBK) by 4.6% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 464,152 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 20,543 shares during the period. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA owned 0.82% of First Interstate BancSystem worth $18,357,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: 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.

Top Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Maiden Hldgs Ltd(MHLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Netshoes (Cayman) Limited (NASDAQ: NETS) shares dipped 43.73 percent to close at $2.87 on Tuesday as the company posted downbeat Q1 results.
    Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KOOL) shares dropped 29.01 percent to close at $0.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares fell 22.2 percent to close at $0.340 after reporting Q1 miss.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) fell 19.95 percent to close at $12.08 after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) fell 19.68 percent to close at $3.775 after reporting earnings were down year over year. First quarter earnings came in flat, down from 4 cents per share in the same quarter of last year. Sales came in at $3.01 million.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) dropped 18.47 percent to close at $9.62 on Tuesday after surging 77.44 percent on Monday.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) declined 16.21 percent to close at $2.43. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to release quarterly earnings today.
    ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALJJ) shares fell 16.13 percent to close at $1.79.
    Switch Inc (NYSE: SWCH) shares dropped 14.93 percent to close at $13.16 following a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Restoration Robotics Inc (NASDAQ: HAIR) fell 14.42 percent to close at $3.68 after reporting a first-quarter earnings miss.
    iCAD, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICAD) declined 13.01 percent to close at $3.41 following Q1 results.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) fell 12.44 percent to close at $1.97.
    Histogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HSGX) declined 12.24 percent to close at $2.15.
    AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ) fell 12.1 percent to close at $39.60 following Q3 earnings.
    Hallador Energy Company (NASDAQ: HNRG) fell 11.1 percent to close at $6.49.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) dropped 10.66 percent to close at $16.93 on Tuesday.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) slipp

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $10.67 per share on revenue of $2.87 billion.
    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $6.00 billion.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $803.36 million.
    Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: SEP) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $751.57 million.
    IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $923.80 million.
    Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $691.75 million.
    Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $7.41 billion.
    ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.84 per share on revenue of $346.28 million.
    TechnipFMC plc (NYSE: FTI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.33 per share on revenue of $3.13 billion.
    Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.91 per share on revenue of $401.76 million.
    The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE: DNB) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $386.91 million.
    Matrix Service Company (NASDAQ: MTRX) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $285.16 million.
    Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MHLD) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $739.31 million.
    tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $428.25 million.
    Copa Holdings,

Top Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Colony Bankcorp Inc.(CBAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media stories about Colony Bankcorp (NASDAQ:CBAN) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Colony Bankcorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.3992787299045 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2018

Anthony Scaramucci lost more than a job at the White House: He lost the chance to delay paying millions of dollars in taxes.

Scaramucci’s lawyer said Tuesday that he will pay capital gains tax when he completes the sale of his investment company, SkyBridge Capital.

Government employees can seek permission to defer that tax when they sell investments to avoid conflicts of interest.

“Mr. Scaramucci is going to pay the capital gains taxes once the sale goes through,” the lawyer, Elliot Berke, said in a statement after CNN asked about Scaramucci’s plans. “There was never an attempt to game the system — it was simply to adhere to what is allowable by law. His true and only purpose was to serve the country. And he will be back.”

Scaramucci, who resigned Monday after 11 days on the job and worked briefly before that at the government’s Export-Import Bank, holds a 44% stake in the investment company. He valued his stake at more than $50 million in financial disclosure documents.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2018: Barclays PLC(BCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Some of this sentiment has been fueled by optimism that UK investment bank Barclays Plc. (NYSE: BCS) is looking to open a cryptocurrency trading desk in the months ahead.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Investors are becoming increasingly bullish about BTC, as financial institutions like Barclays Plc. (NYSE: BCS) become more interested in entering the cryptocurrency market.

  • [By Eric Volkman]

    The underwriting syndicate is large and star-studded. It is led by Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), JPMorgan Chase’s(NYSE:JPM)J.P. Morgan Securities, Barclays (NYSE: BCS) Capital, and Citigroup (NYSE: C) Global Markets.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    In Kenya, 28 million consumers can now seamlessly integrate their M-Pesa accounts with PayPal. In Spain, CaixaBank and Bankia both further integrated their online sites with PayPal. HSBC Holdings PLC (NYSE:HSBC) now allows corporate customers in the U.K. to pay distributions to beneficiaries through PayPal, a capability to be rolled out across Europe in the coming months. Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) announced a strategic partnership that enables its customers to more easily link their accounts to PayPal, and soon to use their reward points on PayPal’s digital platform.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2018: CBOE Holdings Inc.(CBOE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBOE) reported expansive earnings growth in its first-quarter 2018 report, issued on May 3. In addition to revenue tacked on from its acquisition of Bats Global Markets in March 2017, Cboe enjoyed increased volume in trading of the company’s proprietary VIX (Cboe Volatility Index) futures and options.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Last December, two major futures exchanges started offering futures contracts on bitcoin. CBOE Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) was the first to market with its futures offering, and CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) didn’t waste any time coming out with its own version of a bitcoin contract.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
    Genesis Energy, L.P

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2018: Financial Institutions Inc.(FISI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 5 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2018: Old National Bancorp Capital Trust I(ONB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Old National Bancorp (NASDAQ:ONB) Director Katherine E. White sold 1,064 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.80, for a total transaction of $18,939.20. Following the transaction, the director now owns 1,243 shares in the company, valued at approximately $22,125.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2018: Peoples Bancorp Inc.(PEBO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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

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If you’re like most American workers, you’ve probably left behind a 401(k) retirement account at a former employer. Or two. Or three. That could cost you.

A 35-year-old radiologist came to Denis Higgins, a CPA at Edelstein Wealth Management in Boston for a financial check-up, with four 401(k)s—three from old jobs worth $100,000 in total, and one at his new job at a physicians’ practice. The problem beyond a paperwork nightmare: “There wasn’t a consistent asset allocation strategy,” Higgins says. One account was in all cash. One was all equities. And the third was a mixed bag. The new 401(k) had a limited menu of pricey active mutual funds. So, Higgins advised the radiologist to roll over the three old 401(k) into a new Individual Retirement Account, and invest it in index ETFs (exchange traded funds).

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Top 5 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: eHealth Inc.(EHTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) jumped 46.7 percent to $16.1331. The low-float small-cap clinical stage gene therapy company saw its stock rally nearly 150 percent from Monday through Thursday. Formal news hasn't been announced this week that would support a triple-digit percentage rally (including more than 200 percent at one point on Thursday) but the quiet period following its initial public offering will expire on May 8.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares gained 24.7 percent to $36.17. Celyad reported the publication of THINK study case report of CYAD-01 Induced Complete Remission in relapsed/refractory AML patient in haematologica.
    DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOM) shares jumped 23.2 percent to $39.00 after the company reported upbeat Q1 results and issued upbeat Q2 guidance.
    eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) gained 21.8 percent to $19.58 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.
    Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA) climbed 20.4 percent to $27.20 following Q1 results.
    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares jumped 18.2 percent to $304.135 following strong quarterly results.
    Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) gained 13.9 percent to $12.70 as the company reported Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NYSE: ZYME) gained 13.8 percent to $17.36.
    Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: COCP) rose 11.8 percent to $2.336 after declining 25.09 percent on Thursday.
    ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN) shares surged 11.7 percent to $11.75 after the company announced 'successful completion of interim analysis' for FORWARD I Phase 3 mirvetuximab soravtansine trial.
    Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELOX) gained 9.5 percent to $12.70.
    Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) shares rose 8.5 percent to $115.3801 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) shares rose 8.3 percent to $6.50. The stock moved higher after a Reuters report suggested ongoing merger talks with T-M
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) got a boost, shooting up 19 percent to $19.04 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.

    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares were also up, gaining 17 percent to $301.12 following strong quarterly results.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) got a boost, shooting up 16 percent to $18.64 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.

    Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA) shares were also up, gaining 25 percent to $28.35 following Q1 results.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.(RNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    RenaissanceRe (NYSE: RNR) is one of 73 publicly-traded companies in the “Fire, marine, & casualty insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare RenaissanceRe to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CBOE Holdings Inc.(CBOE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Blitchok]

    After CBOE Global Markets Inc (NASDAQ: CBOE) launched bitcoin futures in December, Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW) didn't immediately make the product available to clients, said Barry Metzger, the brokerage’s senior vice president of global, trading and advice.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Last December, two major futures exchanges started offering futures contracts on bitcoin. CBOE Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) was the first to market with its futures offering, and CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) didn’t waste any time coming out with its own version of a bitcoin contract.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBOE) reported expansive earnings growth in its first-quarter 2018 report, issued on May 3. In addition to revenue tacked on from its acquisition of Bats Global Markets in March 2017, Cboe enjoyed increased volume in trading of the company’s proprietary VIX (Cboe Volatility Index) futures and options.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Deutsche B枚rse (OTCMKTS: DBOEY) and Cboe Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Cboe Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 4, 2018 8:30 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
    Genesis Energy, L.P

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: American International Group Inc.(AIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

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Top 5 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Friday morning that it had settled federal claims against Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) related to risk management and improper charges to consumers for $1 billion. A $500 million payment the bank already has made to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is being applied to the $1 billion penalty.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Frankel:Yeah. Buffett said in his letterthis year, about three months ago, thatshareholders shouldn’t pay much attention to Berkshire’searnings going forward. Basically,there’s an accounting change now that requireswhat they call unrealized gains on investments,meaning stocks they haven’t sold yet,to be included in earnings figures. Asmost listeners know,the stock market did not have a great first quarter to 2018. This wasespecially true for some of Buffett’s stocks.Wells Fargo(NYSE:WFC) had a particularly bad time.Coca-Cola, Kraft Heinz are all doing pretty poorly.This made Berkshire look like they lostover $1 billion,when in reality, theiroperating earnings, which is the earnings that are actually being generated by itsbusinesses, grewto a record high level, up almost 50% year over year. It wasactually about a $5 billion profit, and thechange in value of the company’sstock portfoliomade it look like a loss.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    The U.S. Department of Labor is looking into the 401(k) business of Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC). According to The Wall Street Journal:

    The Labor Department is examining whether Wells Fargo & Co. has been pushing participants in low-cost corporate 401(k) plans to roll their holdings into more expensive individual retirement accounts at the bank, according to a person familiar with the inquiry.

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    Wells Fargo (WFC) likely won’t get a lot of attention this weekend, but Cramer said the worst is likely behind this company. Buffett’s other bank, Bank of America (BAC)  , is a big winner though, especially with rising interest rates.

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Over the past two months, Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) has steadily been updating the market on its half-billion-dollar-plus financial raise. The company has aggressively set targets to build out a vertically integrated lithium mining and processing operation ideally positioned to meet growing demand in North America and Europe.

In late March 2018, the company delivered an update to the markets outlining the current status of the capital raise effort, which only suggested that various conversations were being had but provided no firm deliverables on the closing of the capital raise. The stock was heavily punished as it dropped from around $1.30/share to a day low of around $1.00/share. Since then, the stock has floated back to the $1.30/share mark but is significantly down from its 52-week high of $2.50/share. Despite the various updates that the company has delivered, shares in the company have failed to retract back to their previous highs.

It is my opinion that the company will close the bond issuances, which is the final component of its capital raise efforts. I strongly believe that the company will close on the upper-end of $350 million in the bond issuance based on its ability to:

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: First Capital Bancorp Inc.(VA)

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    A long term performance chart shows JetBlue Airways Corporation giving a good performance thats still not as good as that of large cap Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) while the performance ofAlaska Air Group, Inc (NYSE: ALK), which has acquired Virgin America Inc (NASDAQ: VA), seems to have slipped recently:

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: CBOE Holdings Inc.(CBOE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Last December, two major futures exchanges started offering futures contracts on bitcoin. CBOE Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) was the first to market with its futures offering, and CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) didn’t waste any time coming out with its own version of a bitcoin contract.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Deutsche B枚rse (OTCMKTS: DBOEY) and Cboe Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
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  • [By Dustin Blitchok]

    After CBOE Global Markets Inc (NASDAQ: CBOE) launched bitcoin futures in December, Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW) didn't immediately make the product available to clients, said Barry Metzger, the brokerage’s senior vice president of global, trading and advice.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBOE) reported expansive earnings growth in its first-quarter 2018 report, issued on May 3. In addition to revenue tacked on from its acquisition of Bats Global Markets in March 2017, Cboe enjoyed increased volume in trading of the company’s proprietary VIX (Cboe Volatility Index) futures and options.

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Top 5 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Meridian Interstate Bancorp Inc.(EBSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 5 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Deutsche Bank AG(DB)

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    As Deutsche Bank AG (DB) , Germany’s largest lender, retreats from its global ambitions in investment-banking and trading, Wall Street heavyweights JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) , Citigroup Inc. (C) and Bank of America Corp. (BAC) are poised to pick up the business that’s left behind.

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    Below, three Fool.com investors make the case for adding shares of Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB), BofI Holding(NASDAQ:BOFI), and Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) to your portfolio.

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    Losers
    Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ: CYOU) fell 27.5 percent to $21.35 in pre-market trading.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) fell 19.7 percent to $13.36 in pre-market trading after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 10.5 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading following mixed Q1 results.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) fell 8.1 percent to $2.16 in pre-market trading.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8 percent to $110.05 in pre-market trading. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) fell 6.2 percent to $35.36 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: DB) fell 5 percent to $13.63 in pre-market trading.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 4.3 percent to $48.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q4 results.
    Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) shares fell 4 percent to $64.00 in pre-market trading. Colgate-Palmolive posted upbeat Q1 earnings, while sales missed estimates

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    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 $

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    Facebook (FB) posted first-quarter earnings and revenue that beat analysts’ expectations. Ford (F) plans to shed most of its North American car lineup as customer preference has shifted to pickups and crossovers.  Deutsche Bank (DB) said it was planning “significant” job cuts for its global investment banking division. Investors will analyze earnings from Amazon (AMZN) and Microsoft (MSFT) .    U.S. stock futures pointed toward a modestly higher open.

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    Deutsche Bank AG (DB)  probably saw profit decline 34% in the first quarter, based on a FactSet survey, underscoring the troubles faced by Germany’s largest lender as new CEO Christian Sewing takes over.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Credit Suisse Group(CS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AXA (EPA:CS) has been given a €27.50 ($32.74) target price by research analysts at Kepler Capital Markets in a report released on Thursday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Kepler Capital Markets’ price target indicates a potential upside of 20.61% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Just look at what happened to traders who got involved in the now-defunct VelocityShares Daily Inverse ETN (XIV), a particularly nasty piece of financial engineering created by Credit Suisse Group (NYSE: CS).

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    FAANG stocks are attempting to rebound today after a brutal sell-off hit the Nasdaq components Tuesday. The social media giant Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) will report earnings after the bell, but it’s likely that analysts are more interested in the company’s ongoing response to a data scandal that rocked investor sentiment and spurred privacy fears during the first quarter. Wall Street forecasts EPS of $1.36 on top of $11.45 billion in revenue.
    Right now, the 10-year interest rate is sitting on the border of 3%. And this news has many investors jittery about the impact on the stock market and the broader economy. Of course, many people forget that interest rates remain historically low for this stage of an economic expansion. And inflation targets remain stubbornly elusive for members of the U.S. Federal Reserve. The truth is that investors have little to worry about regarding interest rates. Instead, they should listen to Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald, who offered his insight to Fox Business Network earlier this week. Here’s what Keith had to say.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TWTR, CS, GE
    General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is under pressure to fire its auditor of 109 years, KPMG (for perspective, GE began its longtime relationship with KPMG a year after the first Model-T was built). Shareholder rights firms Glass-Lewis and Institutional Shareholder Services are spearheading the change and will push for adjustments during the firm’s annual shareholder meeting. The move comes after a calamitous year for GE, which saw the company become the worst-performing Dow component of 2017.
    Twitter Inc. (NYSE TWTR) will lead a very busy day of earnings reports. The social media giant is expected to report EPS of $0.12 on top of $609.8 million in revenue.
    Shares inCredit Suisse(ADR) (NYSE: CS) rallied more than 4% today after the Swiss financial giant beat earnings expectations before the bell. This was a significant milestone for Cr

Online Trading In 2018: Brokerage Execs Talk Mobile Apps, Cryptocurrency And Regulation

Brokerage expert Theresa Carey took the temperature of top executives from the sector at the 2018 Benzinga Global Fintech Awards on emerging trends in a sector that’s rapidly shifting to mobile platforms and intersecting with new instruments such as cryptocurrencies.

European Data Rules Kick In 

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation takes effect May 25, and Steve Sanders, the executive vice president of marketing and product development at Interactive Brokers (NASDAQ: IBKR), described it as the “bane of my existence.” Compliance with the regulations is taking resources from other products at the online brokerage, he said.

A similar legislation of data privacy is likely in the U.S., but might be “not as harsh,” Sanders told Carey during the panel discussion.

“Personally, I think everyone should just have an opt-out [or] unsubscribe at the end of the email.”

Differing Cryptocurrency Approaches

After CBOE Global Markets Inc (NASDAQ: CBOE) launched bitcoin futures in December, Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW) didn't immediately make the product available to clients, said Barry Metzger, the brokerage’s senior vice president of global, trading and advice.

That's in contrast to fellow panelists TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ: AMTD) and Interactive Brokers, both of which made bitcoin futures available as soon as they went live.

Schwab tests the liquidity and volatility of new issues before releasing them to clients, Metzger said.

“We want to make sure clients aren’t going to blow themselves up.”

Some of the “sizzle” of cryptocurrencies has come and gone, Metzger said, noting that Schwab will take the same measured approach with new products in the future.

Mobile Apps: A Fundamental Change In Trading

TD Ameritrade clients have quickly adopted mobile trading, with 40 percent of clients logging in daily on a mobile platform, said Steve Quirk, the executive vice president of the brokerage’s trading group.

Mobile trading has led to a “smoothing out” of trading volume, Quirk said: rather than almost all trading taking place at the market open and close, clients are interacting with the market throughout the day as news develops.

“It’s critical here,” Quirk said of the U.S. market. “In Asia, it’s amazing. They don’t even build anything on a web-based browser anymore.”

Roboadvising And Brokerages

TradeStation has had automated trading capabilities since the company was founded in 2001, said President John Bartleman.

A quant team is developing models for the company for a “hedge fund-type system” with artificial intelligence and machine learning technology, he said.

Quirk said the use of roboadvising technology is “less about the robo in and of itself” and more pertinent due to the way the technology will seep into other trader transactions.

Interactive Brokers purchased the company Covestor and has adopted robo technology for its adviser clientele, Sanders said.

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Panel moderator Theresa Carey, left, with Charles Schwab's Barry Metzger, TD Ameritrade's Steve Quirk, Interactive Brokers' Steve Sanders and TradeStation President John Bartleman at the Benzinga Global Fintech Awards May 16, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Mandar Parab. 

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On CNBC’s Trading Nation, Todd Gordon suggested that traders should consider a bearish options strategy in Newmont Mining Corp (NYSE: NEM).

He thinks the recent economic data point to a possible interest rate hike, which should strengthen the U.S. dollar and push gold lower. Gordon analyzed a chart of Newmont, and he concluded that the stock should drop to $31. He also thinks that its resistance is at $36.

Best Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CBOE Holdings Inc.(CBOE)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Deutsche B枚rse (OTCMKTS: DBOEY) and Cboe Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    But times have changed, the virtual-currency market has matured a bit, and institutional investors have had a means to bet on the crypto market in a more traditional sense over the past couple of months. By this, I mean that both the CME Groupand CBOE Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) have offered bitcoin futures on their trading platforms since December, providing a more traditional avenue for Wall Street to place its bets.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
    Genesis Energy, L.P
  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBOE) reported expansive earnings growth in its first-quarter 2018 report, issued on May 3. In addition to revenue tacked on from its acquisition of Bats Global Markets in March 2017, Cboe enjoyed increased volume in trading of the company’s proprietary VIX (Cboe Volatility Index) futures and options.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Last December, two major futures exchanges started offering futures contracts on bitcoin. CBOE Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) was the first to market with its futures offering, and CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) didn’t waste any time coming out with its own version of a bitcoin contract.

Best Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Park-Ohio Holdings Corp.(PKOH)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Park-Ohio (NASDAQ: PKOH) and Materion (NYSE:MTRN) 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 profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Park-Ohio (NASDAQ:PKOH) is set to post its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Wednesday, May 9th. Analysts expect Park-Ohio to post earnings of $0.80 per share for the quarter.

Best Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: PICO Holdings Inc.(PICO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PICO (NASDAQ: PICO) and Urban Edge Properties (NYSE:UE) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

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Hong Kong-based staff at some units of China Huarong Asset Management Co. were ordered to surrender their personal travel documents as a corruption investigation into the state-owned firm reached outside mainland China, the Financial Times reported.

The order targeted Chinese nationals working in the former British colony, who were told they would face unspecified punishment if they didn’t turn over their documents by April 23, the newspaper said, citing emails and documents. The demand came from Huarong’s organization department, which answers to a government body controlled by China’s Communist Party, according to the FT.

Huarong’s press office didn’t immediately reply to a request seeking comment.

Chinese authorities said last week that Huarong Chairman Lai Xiaomin was under investigation for graft. Huarong, one of China’s biggest asset management firms, was one of four companies set up by the government in 1999 to help clean up a banking system riddled with bad debt. The company, which went public in Hong Kong in 2015, was trading down 0.4 percent at 9:43 a.m. local time Thursday.

Hot Financial Stocks To Watch For 2018: Potlatch Corporation(PCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PotlatchDeltic (NASDAQ:PCH) was upgraded by equities researchers at Vertical Research to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Monday, The Fly reports. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

Hot Financial Stocks To Watch For 2018: Peoples Bancorp Inc.(PEBO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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

Hot Financial Stocks To Watch For 2018: East West Bancorp Inc.(EWBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. lifted its stake in shares of East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC) by 0.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 419,124 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,196 shares during the quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. owned about 0.29% of East West Bancorp worth $26,212,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Financial Stocks To Watch For 2018: CBOE Holdings Inc.(CBOE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Last December, two major futures exchanges started offering futures contracts on bitcoin. CBOE Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) was the first to market with its futures offering, and CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) didn’t waste any time coming out with its own version of a bitcoin contract.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
    Genesis Energy, L.P
  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Cboe Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 4, 2018 8:30 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBOE) reported expansive earnings growth in its first-quarter 2018 report, issued on May 3. In addition to revenue tacked on from its acquisition of Bats Global Markets in March 2017, Cboe enjoyed increased volume in trading of the company’s proprietary VIX (Cboe Volatility Index) futures and options.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    But times have changed, the virtual-currency market has matured a bit, and institutional investors have had a means to bet on the crypto market in a more traditional sense over the past couple of months. By this, I mean that both the CME Groupand CBOE Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) have offered bitcoin futures on their trading platforms since December, providing a more traditional avenue for Wall Street to place its bets.

Hot Financial Stocks To Watch For 2018: 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.

Top Financial Stocks To Own For 2018

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NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallMay 10, 2018, 5:00 p.m. ET

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

Operator

Good afternoon. My name is Kelsey and I am your conference operator for today. Welcome to NVIDIA’s Financial Results Conference Call. All lines have been placed on mute. After the speakers’ remarks, there will be question-and-answer period. At this time, if you would like to ask a question, please press * then the number 1 on your telephone keypad. To withdraw your question, press the # key. Thank you. I’ll now turn the call over to Simona Jankowski, Vice President of Investor Relations, to begin your conference.

Simona Jankowski — Vice President, Investor Relations

Thank you. Good afternoon everyone and welcome to NVIDIA’s conference call for the first quarter of fiscal 2019. With me on the call today from NVIDIA are Jensen Huang, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Colette Kress, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Top Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: United Bankshares Inc.(UBSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Salesforce.com (CRM) , American Airlines (AAL) , Align Technology (ALGN) , Procter & Gamble (PG) , United Bankshares (UBSI) , Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) and Dominion Energy (D) .

Top Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: CBOE Holdings Inc.(CBOE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Last December, two major futures exchanges started offering futures contracts on bitcoin. CBOE Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) was the first to market with its futures offering, and CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) didn’t waste any time coming out with its own version of a bitcoin contract.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBOE) reported expansive earnings growth in its first-quarter 2018 report, issued on May 3. In addition to revenue tacked on from its acquisition of Bats Global Markets in March 2017, Cboe enjoyed increased volume in trading of the company’s proprietary VIX (Cboe Volatility Index) futures and options.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
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Top Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Patriot National Bancorp Inc.(PNBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

Top Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Tree.com Inc.(TREE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

Top Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: NBT Bancorp Inc.(NBTB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NBT Bancorp (NASDAQ:NBTB) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Saturday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on NBT Bancorp (NBTB)

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

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Magyar Bancorp Inc.(MGYR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Magyar Bancorp (NASDAQ:MGYR) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Magyar Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 48.0770691063571 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: KKR(KKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    On this day 39 years ago, KKR & Co. L.P. Unit (NYSE: KKR) completed the first modern leveraged buyout of a public company, taking over manufacturer Houdaille Industries for $355 million.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    KKR (NYSE:KKR) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 3, 2018 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    The long saga regarding Pandora Media Inc. (NYSE: P) has finally come to a head. Well, maybe. Rather than KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE: KKR) investing $150 million, Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) will be investing up to $480 million in the streaming music rival. With its ticketing unit sale taking place as well, it might seem that Pandora is getting a great deal and helping to bolster its books.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

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

    These are the top 5 holdings of Jeff UbbenTwenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOX) – 53,326,334 shares, 18.41% of the total portfolio. Alliance Data Systems Corp (ADS) – 5,877,400 shares, 15.07% of the total portfolio. CBRE Group Inc (CBG) – 24,916,923 shares, 10.92% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 13.72%KKR & Co LP (KKR) – 47,750,000 shares, 10.18% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 4.82%Morgan Stanley (MS) – 17,959,620 shares,

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    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) : “I’m a buyer. I’ve respected them for generations. “

    Mitek Systems (MITK) : “This one is too speculative for me. I’d buy NVIDIA (NVDA) .”

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Spotify (SPOT) , Alkermes (ALKS) , Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) , Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) , Sorrento Therapeutics (SRNE) , NVIDIA (NVDA) , Nucor, Eli Lilly (LLY) and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) .

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Teucrium Corn Fund (CORN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Investing in commodity-based ETFs (exchange-traded funds) or ETNs (exchange-traded notes) is a great way to gain exposure to a specific commodity, like corn (NYSE Arca: CORN), livestock (NYSE Arca: COW), or grains (NYSE Arca: GRU).

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: First Community Corporation(FCCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    First Community (NASDAQ:FCCO) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The bank reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.04, Fidelity Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $11.17 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.83 million. First Community had a net margin of 13.91% and a return on equity of 8.23%.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: CBOE Holdings Inc.(CBOE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By CNNMoney Staff]

    Stocks continued to rally despite the fact that options trading was temporarily halted Monday afternoon at exchanges run by CBOE Holdings (CBOE), Nasdaq OMX (NDAQ), BATS Global Markets and Miami International Holdings due to issues at the Options Price Reporting Authority (OPRA), which provides trading data and price quotes.

  • [By David Zeiler]

    Bats Global Markets was acquired on Feb. 28 by the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Nasdaq: CBOE).

    But the Bats BZX Exchange has had a bigger role than just serving as the place where the Winklevoss ETF will be listed…

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBOE) reported expansive earnings growth in its first-quarter 2018 report, issued on May 3. In addition to revenue tacked on from its acquisition of Bats Global Markets in March 2017, Cboe enjoyed increased volume in trading of the company’s proprietary VIX (Cboe Volatility Index) futures and options.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Saratoga Investment Corp(SAR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Saratoga Investment (NYSE:SAR) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Wednesday.

    A number of other analysts have also issued reports on the stock. National Securities reiterated a neutral rating and set a $24.00 price target (up from $23.00) on shares of Saratoga Investment in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Saratoga Investment from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Finally, B. Riley initiated coverage on shares of Saratoga Investment in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. They set a buy rating and a $23.50 price target on the stock. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Saratoga Investment presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $24.38.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Old National Bancorp Capital Trust I(ONB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By kiplinger]

     Old National Bancorp (ONB) is a 181-year-old financial institution with 195 branches, mainly in the Midwest. The stock, which is still down by about one-third from its prerecession high, trades at just 13 times projected 2016 earnings and yields an attractive 3.4%. If interest rates ever rise, the bank should benefit from a widening spread between its cost of funds and the interest rates borrowers pay.

    It’s a favorite of David Dreman, author of the classic 1980 book Contrarian Investment Strategy. His philosophy: “We believe that the markets are not perfectly efficient.” Some stocks, in other words, are judged by the market to be cheaper than their actual worth.
  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The twenty stocks in Worth’s basket are: Ameriprise Financial (AMP) Bank of America, Banner (BANR), Citigroup, Citizens Financial Group (CFG), East West Bancorp (EWBC), First NBC Bank Holding (FNBC), HFF (HF), KeyCorp(KEY), Legacy Texas Financial Group (LTXB), Lincoln National (LNC), Morgan Stanley, Old National Bancorp (ONB), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), Principal Financial Group (PFG), Stifel Financial (SF), SVB Financial Group (SIVB), TCF Financial (TCB), and Wells Fargo.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Southern First Bancshares Inc.(SFST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Southern First Bancshares (SFST)

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Buy For 2019: Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc.(BNCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) has trended positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative 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 one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Beneficial Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.38 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.8699493506664 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

The Surprising Catalyst Behind the Sudden Resurgence in Cryptocurrencies

Last year, cryptocurrencies dominated in a way that Wall Street had never seen before. In just a span of 12 months, the aggregate market cap of all virtual currencies soared by more than 3,300%, or almost $600 billion on a nominal basis. At no point in history can I recall an asset class gaining more than 3,300% in value in just 12 months, and I doubt we’ll ever witness it again.

Of course, this year has also been a wake-up call for digital-currency investors, who’ve learned that investments, including cryptocurrency tokens, can move in both directions. Following a brief move to an all-time-high market cap of $835 billion on Jan. 7, the combined value of the more than 1,600 investable cryptocurrencies fell to just $247 billion on April 6, 2018, per CoinMarketCap.com.

A rising green chart overlaid on the digital price of Litecoin, bitcoin, and Ripple.

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Cryptocurrencies are surging, once again

But something interesting has happened over the past month. After this roughly 70% tumble in cryptocurrency market cap, virtual currency bulls have returned with a vengeance. As of early morning on May 5, the combined crypto market cap was back up to $471 billion. That’s a trough-to-peak gain of about 91% in roughly one month.

“What gives?” you ask. Part of this renewed optimism can likely be pegged on a few of the usual suspects. For example, there’s the rise of blockchain technology. Blockchain is the digital, distributed, and decentralized ledger that underlies most cryptocurrencies and is responsible for logging transactions in a transparent and unalterable manner. Blockchain has been stuck in the proof-of-concept stage for years, but we’re finally starting to see a few brand-name businesses taking the reins off of it to see what it can do in a real-world scenario.

To build on this point, we’re also seeing a pretty steady stream of partnership announcements involving proprietary crypto-blockchain projects and brand-name organizations. The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, which is the largest open-source blockchain initiative in the world, now has more than 500 members.For context, it only had around 50 when it was first established in February 2017. Meanwhile, Ripple, the financial-institution-focused crypto company, continues to add new financial institutions to RippleNet in an effort to expedite the validation and settlement of cross-border money flows.

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This isn’t your typical catalyst this time around

However, the impetus for this most recent rally appears to extend far beyond these typical factors. It would appear that the bulk of this rally is tied to the expectation that institutional investors are finally ready to enter the cryptocurrency space.

Until recently, virtual-currency investing had pretty much been all about the retail investor. That’s because nearly all digital-currency trading occurs on decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges. As the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has previously cautioned, this trading often can occur outside the confines of the United States, leaving the SEC with little recourse to recover funds should there be instances of fraud or wrongdoing. This concern, along with the unregulated nature of the virtual-currency marketplace and unreliable liquidity, didn’t exactly incentivize institutional investors to make the leap into digital tokens.

But times have changed, the virtual-currency market has matured a bit, and institutional investors have had a means to bet on the crypto market in a more traditional sense over the past couple of months. By this, I mean that both the CME Groupand CBOE Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) have offered bitcoin futures on their trading platforms since December, providing a more traditional avenue for Wall Street to place its bets.

Now it appears the stage is set for Wall Street to meet Main Street in the cryptocurrency arena.

Institutional investors actively trading at their desks.

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Here’s how we know institutional activity is picking up in the cryptocurrency space

How do we know institutional investors are behind this latest resurgence? While nothing is concrete, there are three major clues that Wall Street is ready to get involved.

First, bitcoin futures contract trading volume has really begun to pick up. According to a Bitcoin.com report on April 28, daily bitcoin futures trading volume on the CBOE recently hit a 24-hour record of nearly 19,000 contracts traded. That’s roughly three times the CBOE Global Markets’ daily average for bitcoin futures, and it’s pretty indicative that Wall Street is getting involved.

The thing to understand here is that these futures contracts require the buyer to cover one or five bitcoin per contract. With bitcoin valued at $9,800 per token, each contract runs $9,800 or $49,000, depending on the platform. That’s often a bit pricy for retail investors, but well within the wheelhouse of institutional investors.

Secondly, popular cryptocurrency-exchange Coinbase announced in a letter last week that it was investing heavily in the tools needed to expand its capacity to execute trades. Since the third quarter of 2017, Coinbase has doubled the size of its full-time engineering staff, rewritten most of the platform’s code, and increased its transaction capacity by 1,000%.

What’s more, it expects to double its transaction capacity again within the months to come. Coinbase also noted in the letter that $150 billion in assets have been traded on its crypto platform. In short, it seems unlikely that Coinbase would make these investments in capacity expansion if the interest from institutional investors wasn’t there.

The final piece of the puzzle also came last week when the New York Times reported that investment-banking giant Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) plans to set up a bitcoin trading operation. Initially, Goldman Sachs plans to use its money to trade in futures contracts linked to the price of bitcoin. However, if it can gain regulatory approval and minimize the risks associated with trading in bitcoin, Goldman Sachs might actually get involved with directly buying and selling the world’s most popular cryptocurrency.

A physical gold bitcoin in a mouse trap.

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Before you get too excited…

Understand, though, that the entrance of Wall Street into the cryptocurrency space isn’t necessarily a positive thing. Yes, it will improve liquidity and perhaps reduce the wildly volatile swings we’ve witnessed in virtual currencies at times. But having skeptical investment bankers enter the virtual-currency arena may also put pressure on a space that was once dominated by optimistic retail investors who often lacked the means to bet against — i.e., short sell– cryptocurrencies. Wall Street certainly has the funds — and now may have the means — to bet against cryptocurrencies in the near future.

I’d suggest avoiding virtual currencies, as has been my stance for some time.

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Depending on your stage of life, chances are you have already begun saving for retirement. Employer-sponsored retirement programs encourage employees to prepare for the future in many ways, but primarily by making the process automatic and eliminating the burden of deciding when and how to save. While habitual contributions are no doubt beneficial when saving for retirement, without proper planning, few of us know how much we should be saving to retire comfortably.

Although there is no magic number that applies to everyone, many financial planners agree you will need about 70% of your current income to maintain your standard of living in retirement. However, most retirees have goals beyond routine living expenses, and a truly successful retirement often requires planning for unexpected life events in addition to anticipated costs. As more retirees face potentially onerous healthcare costs and the possibility of outliving their assets, the 2017 Retirement Confidence Survey reports that only 18% of American workers feel very confident about having enough money saved for a comfortable retirement.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Ishares Trust Dj Us Financial (IYF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Investors looking to set up a pair trade to capitalize on the divergent paths of U.S. and European banks should consider going long the iShares Dow Jones US Financial (ETF) (NYSE: IYF) and short the Ishares MSCI Europe Fincls Sctr Indx Fd (NASDAQ: EUFN).

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: CBOE Holdings Inc.(CBOE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Cboe Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 4, 2018 8:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By David Zeiler]

    Bitcoin futures trading started at the CBOE Global Markets Inc. (Nasdaq: CBOE) on Dec. 10 and on the much larger CME Group Inc. (Nasdaq: CME) on Dec. 18. Nasdaq Inc. (Nasdaq: NDAQ) plans to begin trading Bitcoin futures in the first half of next year.

  • [By CNNMoney Staff]

    Stocks continued to rally despite the fact that options trading was temporarily halted Monday afternoon at exchanges run by CBOE Holdings (CBOE), Nasdaq OMX (NDAQ), BATS Global Markets and Miami International Holdings due to issues at the Options Price Reporting Authority (OPRA), which provides trading data and price quotes.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Teucrium Corn Fund (CORN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Investing in commodity-based ETFs (exchange-traded funds) or ETNs (exchange-traded notes) is a great way to gain exposure to a specific commodity, like corn (NYSE Arca: CORN), livestock (NYSE Arca: COW), or grains (NYSE Arca: GRU).

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Aon Corporation(AON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
    Genesis Energy, L.P
  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    We’re seeing the exact same price pattern playing out in shares of $29 billion risk and insurance consultancy firm Aon plc (AON) . Aon has been a strong performer for all of 2016, up 20% since the calendar flipped to January. But don’t worry if you’ve missed the move – an ascending triangle pattern is signaling a second leg higher here. For Aon, the breakout level to watch is resistance up at $113.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Petroleum Resources Corporation(PEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, financial shares fell 0.13 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Adams Natural Resources Fund Inc (NYSE: PEO), down 4 percent, and Old Point Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: OPOF) down 3 percent.