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As populist parties in Rome mobilize for an early election, Italian assets are once again being scrutinized for stresses that undermine the euro project.

The stakes are high. The anti-establishment politicians vying for leadership in the continent’s second-most indebted country want to boost spending in defiance of European Union budget strictures — and make battle with the entrenched order. As such, fears are growing that the fresh election would effectively constitute a referendum on whether the third-largest economy in the euro area should stay within in the single-currency bloc.

Here are five metrics to watch to gauge fear in the periphery and beyond:

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The best gauge of risk in any European bond market is a comparison with yields of Germany, the continent’s safest country to lend money to. Before the recent political flare-up, Italy was paying a premium of just over 1 percent compared to Germany to borrow in euros for 10 years. Now, that gap has more than doubled to 2.7 percent.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Codexis, Inc.(CDXS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Codexis (NASDAQ:CDXS) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Investors (and analysts) may use simple indicators, such as stock returns, to figure out where to invest their attention — and maybe even their hard-earned dollars. That would put two synthetic biology stocks on investors’ radars: Amyris (NASDAQ:AMRS) and Codexis (NASDAQ:CDXS), which have gained 155% and 140%, respectively, in the last year. Which one is the better buy?

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Growth stocks can deliver most of your portfolio’s gains, and even make up for a few laggards. But they have a downside: One misstep can be all it takes for Wall Street to turn against them. That’s exactly what’s happened in 2018 to the world’s top lithium producer, Albemarle (NYSE:ALB), and the most reputable marijuana stock, Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE:SMG). That shouldn’t scare investors from buying high-growth companies, however. For instance, it looks as if tiny biotech Codexis (NASDAQ:CDXS) will grow into its premium valuation (and then some) sooner rather than later.

  • [By Timothy Green, Travis Hoium, and Maxx Chatsko]

    Three candidates are Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH), Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.B), and Codexis (NASDAQ:CDXS), according to three of our Motley Fool contributors. Here’s what you need to know about these promising stocks.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Citadel Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Codexis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDXS) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund bought 12,507 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock, valued at approximately $138,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Codexis (NASDAQ:CDXS) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $14.45 and last traded at $13.98, with a volume of 520808 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $13.50.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Liberty Tax, Inc.(TAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Acacia Research (NASDAQ: ACTG) and Liberty Tax (NASDAQ:TAX) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc.(RMCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF) and Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF) and Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation(KS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Several research analysts have issued reports on the company. Deutsche Bank cut Kapstone from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $35.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Thursday, February 8th. ValuEngine raised Kapstone from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised Kapstone from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Citigroup reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $26.00 price target on shares of Kapstone in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut Kapstone from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Kapstone currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.17.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: LeMaitre Vascular, Inc.(LMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of LeMaitre Vascular Inc (NASDAQ:LMAT) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $34.40.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CSG Systems International Inc.(CSGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CSG International (NASDAQ:CSGS) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued on Saturday.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

Stocks discussed on the Lightning Round segment of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money Program, Monday, July 17.

Bullish Calls

Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN): The business is better than people think and the stock will get to $5.

Carnival Corp. (NYSE:CCL): CEO Arnold Donald has made that into a tech company that carries passengers on cruises. It’s a buy.

Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA): It’s on fire. Cramer likes the stock.

Lloyds Banking Group (NYSE:LYG): It’s a decent spec. For Europe exposure it’s best to buy iShares Eurozone ETF (BATS:EZU).

Newell Brands (NYSE:NWL): “Very initially, it was not a good merger in terms of just so much craziness that they had to do to get together; this is Jarden and Newell. I think he’s done that. The last quarter was good. I think that’s a harbinger of more quarters to come and was not one-off.”

MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM): Even though there was news of a junket operator warning, Cramer still thinks it’s a good buy.

Bearish Call

Hot Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Rubicon Technology, Inc.(RBCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Thursday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News coverage about Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rubicon Technology earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 43.6568126847622 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Logitech International S.A.(LOGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) was upgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) surged 73.3 percent to $3.90.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares gained 51 percent to $33.1365. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) shares jumped 34 percent to $3.00.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares rose 28.2 percent to $4.51 after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares jumped 27.8 percent to $21.40 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 20.5 percent to $8.920 after climbing 107.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) gained 19.5 percent to $ 5.97. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) rose 18.9 percent to $10.035 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) gained 18.3 percent to $3.0177. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to report Q1 results on May 15.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) rose 18.1 percent to $35.85 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares jumped 16 percent to $30.75 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTMI) gained 13.7 percent to $16.53 after reporting Q1 results.
    Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT) shares surged 12 percent to $40.06 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) rose 11.8 percent to $40.93 following Q1 results.
    Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL) surged 11.2 percent to $27.36. Engility reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) rose 10.7 percent to $19.10 following Q1 results.
    Logitech International S.A. (NASDAQ: LOGI)
  • [By John Ballard]

    Logitech International (NASDAQ:LOGI) has been in good hands under CEO Bracken Darrell. In 2013, he took over the reins of a company that had been struggling to grow in a flatlining PC market. He instilled a new culture of design and teamwork, with a focus on making cutting-edge computer peripherals (mice, keyboards, and headsets) and conference room cameras — two areas where it’s seeing the most growth right now.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: NetApp Inc.(NTAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) CEO George Kurian sold 6,000 shares of NetApp stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $68.36, for a total value of $410,160.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    In addition to Trump’s concerns about China and trade, the President also stated that he is unsure whether a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will take place as planned. Multiple media outlets this morning are questioning if the event will take place. The summit is tentatively planned for June 12. Banking stocks were on the move after Congress passed new laws designed to reduce regulations for thousands of financial institutions. The new rules will ensure that smaller banks are not facing the same strict rules as the bigger giants. The financial sector has been lobbying to changes to the Dodd-Frank Act since its inception after the 2008-09 financial crisis. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with members of the European Union on Tuesday. The CEO of the social media giant outraged European Parliament members after reportedly dodging questions about user privacy and the firm’s collection of personal data. During the conversation, EU members questioned whether Facebook is a monopoly and pondered if the firm should be broken up due to antitrust concerns.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TGT, LOW, TIF
    Shares of Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) fell nearly 6% after the retail giant fell short of earnings expectations before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share of $1.32. This figure missed Wall Street earnings expectations by six cents. The retail giant blamed poor spring weather for its performance and said that its bottom line has been impacted by the costs of upgrading its physical locations. Lowe’s Companies (NYSE: LOW) stock gained

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) by 22.3% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 381,020 shares of the data storage provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 69,530 shares during the quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in NetApp were worth $23,505,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) was reiterated as Buy and the price target was raised to $90 from $76 at Argus. The firm noted that new offerings with Cisco in the FlexPod solutions have a big jump in health care and the firm came up with a blended analysis of earnings and valuation that could be north of $100 for the stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wells Fargo & Co reiterated their positive rating on shares of NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) in a research note released on Wednesday. They currently have a $80.00 price objective on the data storage provider’s stock.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: CSG Systems International Inc.(CSGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CSG International (NASDAQ:CSGS) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued on Saturday.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018

What happened

Shares of Box Inc. (NYSE:BOX) popped 11.6% on Monday after the cloud content management specialist received a vote of confidence from a hedge fund manager.

Speaking the Sohn Investment Conference today, Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya argued that Box is a “really interesting disruptive company,” calling the stock “incredibly cheap and undervalued.”

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So what

Palihapitiya explained that Box “sits on top of an enormous amount of R&D,” particularly in the artificial intelligence (AI) space.

For perspective, last October, Box unveiled an AI toolkit dubbed Box Skills, enabling customers to use AI and machine-learning tools from companies like Google, Microsoft, and IBMto better manage and extract data from multimedia files — for example, the ability to automatically tag photos, or to transcribe audio and identify topics and people from video files.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: Humana Inc.(HUM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

  • [By Paul Ausick]

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

  • [By Keith Speights]

    A low EV-to-EBITDA measurement is a pretty good indicator that a stock is relatively cheap. And there are three healthcare stocks that are undeniably dirt cheap right now based on the metric: United Therapeutics (NASDAQ:UTHR), Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD), and Humana (NYSE:HUM). But are these cheap stocks smart picks to buy?

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Humana (NYSE:HUM) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Humana earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 47.3369901462853 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc.(SKT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jeremy Bowman, Leo Sun, and Steve Symington]

    To take advantage of that potential boom, we asked three of our retail writers for their top picks for May. See why they recommend Dollar General (NYSE:DG), Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (NYSE:SKT), and Home Depot (NYSE:HD).

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (NYSE:SKT) has performed quite poorly lately. After a 7% drop following its first-quarter earnings release, the stock has now underperformed the S&P 500 by a staggering 69 percentage points over the past two years.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    American International Group Inc. lowered its stake in Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. (NYSE:SKT) by 3.3% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 189,090 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 6,489 shares during the period. American International Group Inc. owned approximately 0.20% of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers worth $4,160,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Leo Sun, and Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Want proof? We asked these Motley Fool investors to highlight a dividend stock that pays a higher yield than Verizon. Here’s why they pickedTanger Factory Outlets (NYSE:SKT), Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN), andSTORE Capital (NYSE:STOR).

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: SurModics Inc.(SRDX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of SurModics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRDX) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $47.30 and last traded at $47.20, with a volume of 902 shares. The stock had previously closed at $46.50.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: CSG Systems International Inc.(CSGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CSG International (NASDAQ:CSGS) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued on Saturday.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: Watts Water Technologies, Inc.(WTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in WTS. SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in Watts Water Technologies during the fourth quarter worth about $112,000. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB acquired a new position in shares of Watts Water Technologies in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $224,000. Sawgrass Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Watts Water Technologies in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $270,000. Koch Industries Inc. raised its position in shares of Watts Water Technologies by 22.0% in the fourth quarter. Koch Industries Inc. now owns 3,821 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $290,000 after buying an additional 690 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Quadrature Capital Ltd acquired a new position in shares of Watts Water Technologies in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $330,000. Institutional investors own 77.22% of the company’s stock.

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    Watts Water Technologies Company Profile

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Watts Water Technologies (NYSE: WTS) and ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018

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Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: CSG Systems International Inc.(CSGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CSG International (NASDAQ:CSGS) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued on Saturday.

Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: The Rubicon Project, Inc.(RUBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: United States Cellular Corporation(USM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) and Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong (OTCMKTS:HTHKY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.(PANW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Fueled by increasing need for cybersecurity and a run of better-than-expected financial results, shares of Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) have rallied 70% in the last year. Cybersecurity is a young but fast-growing industry, and Palo Alto Networks is one of the leading providers of the service. That could equate to further upside for owners of this stock.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    As for individual stocks, a spinoff at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (NYSE:HPE) drove a deceiving downward move today, and earnings news from Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) sent shares of the next-gen security specialist higher.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Palo Alto Networks Inc.’s (NYSE: PANW) fiscal second-quarter report is scheduled for Monday. The consensus estimates are calling for $0.79 in earnings per share (EPS) on $524.82 million in revenue. The shares traded on Fridays close at $165.54. The consensus price target is $173.27, and the 52-week trading range is $107.31 to $167.73.

  • [By ]

    Cybersecurity remains red hot, after another three high-profile attacks, at Under Armour (UAA) , Boeing (BA) and Hudson’s Bay, the parent of Saks. But while many investors know of the big boys like Palo Alto Networks (PANW) , Fortinet (FTNT) and Proofpoint (PFPT) , Cramer dove into three smaller cybersecurity names to see if they’re worth investing in.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Pure-play cybersecurity specialist Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) has done well to carve a strong position in this market, recording impressive revenue growth over the years.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019

As the bank earnings flurry rolls on this week, the financials sector should be able to play catch-up and return to being one of the best-performing groups in the market.

This week, we await quarterly earnings from Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Bank of America reported better-than-expected results on Monday. Last Friday, J.P. Morgan, Wells Fargo and Citigroup reported quarterly earnings, all beating analysts’ earnings per share expectations, but ultimately seeing their respective stocks trade lower on the session.

If the market is to continue its march higher and show positive returns this year, I think the financial stocks will need to step up and become one of the leading sectors ahead.

Financials lag

Consider where the financials are trading right now. The sector is the worst-performing S&P 500 sector in one month’s time; on the year, the group is off nearly 2 percent, under-performing the market. This standing should improve as earnings come in.

Financial stocks and banking should thrive in this environment, given the economy and consumer balance sheets are strong, which altogether should spur loan growth and lending. Interest rates, too, have risen, and this should help banks’ net interest income revenue.

Meanwhile, increased market volatility should also bode well for banks’ trading activity, along with strong merger and acquisition activity. And, of course, regulatory restrictions are easing in the banking industry.

At the same time, headwinds exist. The yield curve has flattened as investors have rushed to Treasurys as a safe haven. I do believe this is temporary, and that the bank stocks’ pullback is a solid buying opportunity.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Dermira, Inc.(DERM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Dermira Inc. (NASDAQ: DERM) traded down about 64% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $8.95 after closing Friday at $25.16. The stock’s 52-week high is $38.39. Volume was about 40 times the daily average of around 615,000 shares. The company’s trial of a new acne treatment failed to meet the designated endpoints.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Dermira Inc. (NASDAQ: DERM) watched its shares absolutely collapse early on Monday after the firm reported disappointing results from its late-stage trials in patients with acne vulgaris. Essentially, Dermiras Phase 3 trials of the investigational treatment olumacostat glasaretil (formerly DRM01) did not meet the co-primary endpoints.

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Novo AInogen Inc (INGN) – 3,549,320 shares, 59.83% of the total portfolio. Acceleron Pharma Inc (XLRN) – 1,553,937 shares, 9.34% of the total portfolio. Dermira Inc (DERM) – 1,984,364 shares, 7.81% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 3.27%Corvus Pharmaceuticals Inc (CRVS) – 3,244,046 shares, 4.76% of the total portfolio. Akebia Therapeutics Inc (AKBA) – 2,225,000 shares, 4

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT(EARN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ellington Residential (NYSE:EARN) major shareholder Holdings L.P. Blackstone III bought 11,909 shares of Ellington Residential stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 14th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $11.26 per share, for a total transaction of $134,095.34. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Large shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Targa Resources, Inc.(TRGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Targa Resources (NYSE:TRGP) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Reaves W H & Co. Inc. trimmed its holdings in Targa Resources (NYSE:TRGP) by 30.6% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 224,657 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 99,015 shares during the period. Reaves W H & Co. Inc.’s holdings in Targa Resources were worth $9,885,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: FRP Holdings, Inc.(FRPH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    FRP (NASDAQ:FRPH) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Saturday.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ellie Mae, Inc.(ELLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    Another big deal announced by First Data during the conference call was the exclusive right to process payments for the mortgage software platform powered by Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI). All future appraisal and application fees collected by Ellie Mae will be facilitated by First Data. Ellie Mae’s software processes more than a third of all mortgage loan applications in the U.S.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    We’ll cover each of those below for these five growth stocks.

    Company What it does…
    Mercadolibre(NASDAQ:MELI) Leading e-commerce player in Latin America
    Axon Enterprises(NASDAQ:AAXN) Develops products for police forces: TASERs, body cameras, and a database to store and analyze footage
    Shopify(NYSE:SHOP) Helps merchants create an e-commerce presence
    Ellie Mae(NYSE:ELLI) Offers platform to help streamline mortgage origination and refinancing business
    Paycom Solutions(NYSE:PAYC) Maintains and develops cloud solutions for HR departments

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: CSG Systems International Inc.(CSGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CSG International (NASDAQ:CSGS) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued on Saturday.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Tucows Inc.(TCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Online services veteran Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) reported first-quarter earnings last night, and the mixed results failed to impress investors. The stock fell as much as 9.4% Thursday morning before bouncing back to a smaller 6% drop.

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Sean Williams, and Maxx Chatsko]

    So, which stocks do we think are capable of delivering gains like that for shareholders who buy today? We asked a team of investors to weigh in, and they pickedSolarEdge Technologies(NASDAQ:SEDG),Proto Labs(NYSE:PRLB), and Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX).

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ohr Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(OHRP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Ohr Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: OHRP) dropped nearly 13% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $0.24. Shares closed at $0.27 on Friday and the stock’s 52-week high is $2.18. Volume was around 1 million, about a third of the daily average of about 3.3 million. The company had no specific news Tuesday.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Ohr Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: OHRP) traded down about 3% Wednesday and posted a new 52-week low of $0.31 after closing Tuesday at $0.32. The 52-week high is $2.18. Volume was over 10 million, more than 4 times the daily average of around 2.4 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Ohr Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: OHRP) dropped nearly 83% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $0.35 after closing at $2.02 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week hig is $2.18. Volume was around 32.6 million, more than 30 times the daily average of around 1.2 million. The company reported that topline data from a clinical study failed to meet its primary endpoint.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Alphabet Inc.(GOOGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    He replaces Margaret Georgiadis, who according to the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, informed that board that she was resigning. In Mattel’s top spot for less than a year, Georgiadis is returning to the technology field, where she held numerous positions, including at Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL)    and Groupon Inc. (GRPN) . Georgiadis will serve in an advisory role at Mattel through May 10.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    Even if those estimates are overly optimistic, they serve to illustrate the massive opportunity created by AI. It also explains recent announcements by Microsoft(NASDAQ:MSFT), Alphabet(NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG), and Apple(NASDAQ:AAPL), that each is placing additional emphasis on the nascent technology.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Market researcher Strategy Analyticsis out with its estimates on the smart speaker market for the first quarter, estimating that Apple shipped approximately 600,000 units after HomePod launched in February. Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) is maintaining its strong grip on the market, although its share did drop quite a bit. But the overall market is simply growing so quickly that the e-commerce giant still doubled unit shipments of Echo devices. Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary Google continues to make headway as well.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    The early success of the device quickly spawned competition, with Alphabet(NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) releasing the Google Home in late 2016, and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) debuting its HomePod earlier this year.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Oath recently updated its privacy policies toallow the company to scan users’ AOL and Yahoo emails to craft targeted ads like Facebook and Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google. However, Facebook’s practices are now being scrutinized after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and Google stopped scanning Gmail accountslast year.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Here’s a rundown of some major Coinbase announcements crypto traders may have missed:

    Back on Jan. 17, Coinbase acquired the engineering team from Memo.AI. The move was seen as an effort by Coinbase to help the company cope with the technical requirements of the cryptocurrency boom.
    In March, Coinbase announced it hired former LinkedIn head of mergers and acquisitions Emilie Choi to serve as VP of corporate and business development. Up to this point, Coinbase has generated the majority of its growth without major acquisitions, but the addition of Choi to the management team suggests Coinbase could be looking for sources of outside growth in the future.
    On April 8, The Wall Street Journal reported that Coinbase contacted the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to inquire about the possibility of becoming a licensed brokerage firm. The move would improve Coinbase’s credibility among traders, many of whom are leery of cryptocurrency investing after a series of cryptocurrency frauds and thefts have cost traders hundreds of millions of dollars.
    Investor safety was the primary driver behind Alphabet, Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL), Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) and Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) banning all cryptocurrency-related advertisements from their platforms earlier this year.
    Coinbase took a major step in countering cryptocurrency’s risky reputation April 9 when the company announced the hiring of Rachel Horwitz, formerly director of technology communications at Facebook. Horwitz will serve as Coinbase’s first-ever VP of communications and will face the tough task of polishing cryptocurrency’s tarnished reputation as a safe investment.
    On April 13, Coinbase made another sizable acquisition when it announced a buyout of Ethereum wallet Cipher Browser. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Coinbase said it plans to merge many of the features of Cipher’s Web 3 decentralized app browser

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Deckers Outdoor Corporation(DECK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    That tendency for more of the same is likely to be true for many companies, as well. Among the companies that are likely to continue with business as usual — at least in the short term — is Deckers Outdoor (NYSE: DECK).

  • [By ]

    The great trading opportunity we looked at is in Deckers Outdoor (NYSE: DECK). The stock is on a “buy” signal, according to my award-winning ITV indicator.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Deckers Outdoor (NYSE: DECK) and Nike (NYSE:NKE) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, risk and valuation.

Top China Stocks To Buy Right Now

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Top China Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. (COTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:COTV) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Group lowered their FY2018 earnings estimates for Cotiviti in a report issued on Wednesday, May 2nd. Jefferies Group analyst S. Dodge now expects that the business services provider will post earnings per share of $1.68 for the year, down from their previous estimate of $1.71. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Cotiviti’s FY2019 earnings at $1.87 EPS.

Top China Stocks To Buy Right Now: WellCare Helath Plans Inc.(WCG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    WellCare (NYSE:WCG) had its target price boosted by Wells Fargo from $220.00 to $240.00 in a report released on Wednesday morning. Wells Fargo currently has an outperform rating on the stock.

Top China Stocks To Buy Right Now: CSG Systems International Inc.(CSGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CSG International (NASDAQ:CSGS) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued on Saturday.

Top China Stocks To Buy Right Now: Summer Infant Inc.(SUMR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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