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Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019

Mid cap fabless semiconductor stock Marvell Technology Group Ltd (NASDAQ: MRVL) reported fiscal Q1 2018 earnings after the Thursday market close that beat expectations. Net revenue was $579.180 million versus $519.383 million and net income was $96.970 million versus a net loss of $13.271 million. The CEO commented:

“Marvell executed well in the first quarter of fiscal year 2018 as a renewed focus on its core businesses of storage, networking and connectivity were able to generate revenue growth of 12% year-over-year, driven by the long-term secular growth trends in the amount of data being created, stored and transmitted both wired and wirelessly. We are pleased to see that this growth was accompanied by a significant expansion in gross and operating margin, demonstrating the strength in our business model and the value Marvell’s solutions are bringing to our customers.”

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Computer Task Group, Incorporated(CTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Computer Task Group (NASDAQ:CTG) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Computer Task Group, Incorporated provides information technology (IT) staffing, IT solutions, and application management outsourcing services in North America and Europe. The company’s staffing services consist of recruiting, retaining, and managing IT talent for its clients. Its IT solutions include helping clients assess their business needs and identifying the IT solutions for these needs, as well as the delivery of services, including the selection and implementation of packaged software, and the design, construction, testing, and integration of new systems. It serves primarily technology service providers, financial services, healthcare, and life sciences market areas.Computer Task Group was founded in 1966 by Randolph A. Marks and G. David Bae. The company is headquartered in Buffalo, New York “

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Computer Task Group (NASDAQ:CTG) and Endava (NYSE:DAVA) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    $88.05 Million in Sales Expected for Computer Task Group (CTG) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) CTG to Present at B. Riley Institutional Investor Conference on May 23 (finance.yahoo.com) Computer Task Group (CTG) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.08 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) ValuEngine Lowers Computer Task Group (CTG) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of brokerages recently commented on CTG. Zacks Investment Research lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 30th. ValuEngine lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Barrington Research reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Computer Task Group in a research report on Friday, April 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.13.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: AirMedia Group Inc(AMCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    AirMedia Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCN) posted a 52-week low of $1.04 after closing down 23% on Wednesday at $1.35. The 52-week high is $3.30. Volume was about 4 million, nearly 20 times the daily average of around 230,000 million shares. The Chinese outdoor advertising company said yesterday that it is terminating a potential go-private transaction.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Top Image Systems Ltd.(TISA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Before we get to our latest pick, here are last week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Sector Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Melinta Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) Healthcare $1.74 104.01%
    Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PTX) Healthcare $0.83 84.40%
    Top Image Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: TISA) Healthcare $0.82 59.85%
    Jason Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: JASN) Healthcare $2.21 58.99%
    Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL) Financial $4.66 51.79%
    Marathon Patent Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MARA) Healthcare $0.52 51.47%
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) Basic Materials $1.53 43.57%
    Dixie Group Inc. (NASDAQ: DXYN) Healthcare $1.40 42.86%
    Trevena Inc. (NASDAQ: TRVN) Services $1.41 39.60%
    Alliance MMA Inc. (NASDAQ: AMMA) Healthcare $4.95 36.18%

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Evolving Systems, Inc.(EVOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Evolving Systems (NASDAQ: EVOL) and Zscaler (NASDAQ:ZS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Black Box Corporation(BBOX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Black Box Corp. (NASDAQ: BBOX) traded flat Thursday to match its 52-week low of $0.75 after closing Tuesday at $0.75. The stock’s 52-week high is $8.45. Volume was more than 40 times the daily average of about 180,000 shares. The company warned on Tuesday that it could face bankruptcy. Shares rose in Thursday trading and are on track to post a gain of about 30% for the day.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Liberum Capital reissued their hold rating on shares of Tritax Big Box REIT (LON:BBOX) in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

    Separately, Numis Securities lifted their target price on Tritax Big Box REIT from GBX 150 ($1.95) to GBX 153 ($1.99) and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Monday, August 20th.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Black Box Co. (NASDAQ:BBOX) gapped down before the market opened on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $1.88, but opened at $1.95. Black Box shares last traded at $2.08, with a volume of 51479 shares trading hands.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Black Box (NASDAQ:BBOX) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. The research firm 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Black Box earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 48.0509907143742 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Liberum Capital reiterated their hold rating on shares of Tritax Big Box REIT (LON:BBOX) in a report published on Friday morning.

    A number of other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. Numis Securities boosted their price target on shares of Tritax Big Box REIT from GBX 150 ($1.96) to GBX 153 ($2.00) and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Monday, August 20th. Barclays started coverage on shares of Tritax Big Box REIT in a research note on Tuesday, October 2nd. They issued an equal weight rating and a GBX 160 ($2.09) price target on the stock.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Changyou.com Limited(CYOU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Just one segment of the Chinese online advertising, search, and gaming specialist mustered a year-over-year gain for both the quarter and all of 2018. But investors seem to prefer the sum-of-the-parts coverage that Sohu provides. Spun-off subsidiaries Sogou (NYSE:SOGO) and Changyou.com (NASDAQ:CYOU) — representing Sohu’s search and gaming operations, respectively — were inching lower hours into Friday’s trading day as Sohu shares were drifting higher.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    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

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Continuing its turnaround may seem to be an applause-worthy event. This is the third quarter in a row that year-over-year revenue growth tops 20%. However, weak guidance and continuing softness in its flagship display advertising business are sending the stock that was hitting two-year highs just six months ago to fresh 10-year lows. Spun-off subsidiaries Sogou (NYSE:SOGO) and Changyou.com (NASDAQ:CYOU) are also moving lower on Wednesday. 

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    ChangYou.com  (NASDAQ:CYOU)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 01, 2019, 12:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SAP (NYSE:SAP) and Changyou.Com (NASDAQ:CYOU) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and dividends.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) fell 11.5% in August of 2018, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. More than half of the pain arrived on the heels of the third-quarter report near the middle of the month.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) is not a well-known company. The semiconductor packaging equipment specialist is valued at just $1.65 billion, and it recorded just $809 million of revenue last year. That’s a much smaller number than those posted by semiconductor equipment giants like Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC), and Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) dropped about 5.3% Thursday to set a new 52-week low of $40.25. Shares closed at $42.50 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $62.40. Volume totaled around 19million, about 40% below the daily average. The semiconductor equipment maker is turning into an over-priced house in a declining neighborhood.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank decreased its holdings in shares of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) by 34.7% during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 256,903 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider’s stock after selling 136,310 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank’s holdings in Applied Materials were worth $11,866,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Echelon Corporation(ELON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Echelon (NASDAQ: ELON) and Lantronix (NASDAQ:LTRX) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Xplore Technologies (NASDAQ: XPLR) and Echelon (NASDAQ:ELON) are both small-cap computer and technology 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.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Echelon Co. (NASDAQ:ELON) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $4.07 and last traded at $4.18, with a volume of 9600 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $4.31.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Cabot Microelectronics Corporation(CCMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Cabot Microelectronics Co. (NASDAQ:CCMP) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $112.25.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cabot Microelectronics (NASDAQ: CCMP) and Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Cabot Microelectronics (NASDAQ:CCMP) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cabot Microelectronics earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.640513544039 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.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Cabot Microelectronics Co. (NASDAQ:CCMP) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $114.80.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Electronics for Imaging Inc.(EFII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Natixis Advisors L.P. lifted its stake in Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFII) by 20.1% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 21,439 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 3,582 shares during the quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P.’s holdings in Electronics For Imaging were worth $586,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Electronics For Imaging (NASDAQ:EFII) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Thursday morning.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Hadera Paper Commits to Digital Innovation Leadership with EFI Nozomi Corrugated Press (finance.yahoo.com) Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFII) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Analysts Expect Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFII) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $263.69 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Commit To Buy Electronics for Imaging At $30, Earn 10.3% Annualized Using Options (nasdaq.com)

    Shares of EFII traded up $0.51 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $34.78. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,301 shares, compared to its average volume of 478,325. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 2.55 and a quick ratio of 2.15. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.50 billion, a P/E ratio of 128.59, a P/E/G ratio of 25.03 and a beta of 1.08. Electronics For Imaging has a 1-year low of $25.28 and a 1-year high of $43.89.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now

Energy can be a tough area to invest in, with volatile commodity prices from one month to the next and energy usage changing around the world. Even formerly safe utilities aren’t anymore after California utility PG&E went bankrupt. 

To navigate the industry, three Motley Fool contributors got their heads together to lay out why NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE), Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR), and Ensco (NYSE:ESV) are the three top energy stocks to buy. They’re very different companies on the surface, but the theme among all three is value in their respective industries. 

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A consistent outperformer

Matt DiLallo (NextEra Energy): Leading utility NextEra Energy recently put the finishing touches on another strong year. Thanks to its continued investments in clean energy, the company was able to grow its adjusted earnings by 15% while boosting its dividend by 13%. Those two factors helped it deliver a total return of more than 14% last year, beating both the market and its peer group by a wide margin. That continued the company’s stretch of outperforming the market, which it has done for the past decade.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Safe Bulkers Inc(SB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) shares fell 9.6 percent to $37.01 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued downbeat earnings forecast.
    Tilly's, Inc. (NYSE: TLYS) fell 5.7 percent to $12.98 in pre-market trading after rising 12.69 percent on Thursday.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) fell 4.2 percent to $6.39 in pre-market trading after dropping 4.71 percent on Thursday.
    Sunlands Online Education Group (NYSE: STG) fell 4.2 percent to $9.13 in pre-market trading.
    Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE: SB) fell 4.2 percent to $3.42 in pre-market trading after climbing 12.62 percent on Thursday.
    Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA) fell 4.1 percent to $236.80 in pre-market trading. Ulta Beauty reported upbeat results for its first quarter, but issued weak second-quarter earnings and sales guidance.
    GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) shares fell 3.8 percent to $12.70 in pre-market trading. GameStop reported in-line earnings for its first quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Workday, Inc. (NASDAQ: WDAY) fell 3.2 percent to $126.85 in the pre-market trading session after the company posted Q1 results.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares fell 3 percent to $57.15 in pre-market trading

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    Safe Bulkers (SB): Moving Average Crossover Alert (finance.yahoo.com) Should Investors Have Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) In Their Porfolio After Profit Growth of 0.63922? (zeelandpress.com) Detailed Research: Economic Perspectives on Safe Bulkers, SITO Mobile, Castle Brands, Motorcar Parts of America … (nasdaq.com) Simple Rule To have an eye on These Stocks:- BioTime, Inc. (NYSE:BTX), Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB), Mettler-Toledo … (thestreetpoint.com) Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB): How is this stock valued? (cantoncaller.com)

    Several research firms have commented on SB. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Safe Bulkers from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Safe Bulkers from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday. TheStreet raised shares of Safe Bulkers from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 27th. Seaport Global Securities raised shares of Safe Bulkers from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $3.50 to $5.00 in a research report on Tuesday, July 31st. Finally, Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $6.00 target price on shares of Safe Bulkers in a research report on Monday, July 23rd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $3.79.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Evermore Global Advisors LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) by 24.1% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 1,997,101 shares of the shipping company’s stock after selling 635,851 shares during the quarter. Safe Bulkers accounts for approximately 2.2% of Evermore Global Advisors LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 14th biggest holding. Evermore Global Advisors LLC’s holdings in Safe Bulkers were worth $6,790,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: AllianzGI NFJ Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund(NFJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News coverage about Allianzgi NFJ Dividend int & Prm Stgy Fd (NYSE:NFJ) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group 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 -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Allianzgi NFJ Dividend int & Prm Stgy Fd earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the investment management company an impact score of 48.4440755158662 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    We Are One Seven LLC bought a new stake in shares of Allianzgi NFJ Dividend int & Prm Stgy Fd (NYSE:NFJ) during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 29,490 shares of the investment management company’s stock, valued at approximately $386,000.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: National Health Investors, Inc.(NHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL lifted its position in shares of National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE:NHI) by 10.1% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 116,300 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 10,700 shares during the period. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL owned approximately 0.28% of National Health Investors worth $7,826,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    National Health Investors Inc  (NYSE:NHI)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 19, 2019, 12:00 p.m. ET

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

    Colleen Schaller — Director, Investor Relations

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE:NHI) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the thirteen analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $71.43.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Computer Task Group, Incorporated(CTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Computer Task Group (NASDAQ:CTG) and Endava (NYSE:DAVA) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Computer Task Group (NASDAQ:CTG) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Computer Task Group, Incorporated provides information technology (IT) staffing, IT solutions, and application management outsourcing services in North America and Europe. The company’s staffing services consist of recruiting, retaining, and managing IT talent for its clients. Its IT solutions include helping clients assess their business needs and identifying the IT solutions for these needs, as well as the delivery of services, including the selection and implementation of packaged software, and the design, construction, testing, and integration of new systems. It serves primarily technology service providers, financial services, healthcare, and life sciences market areas.Computer Task Group was founded in 1966 by Randolph A. Marks and G. David Bae. The company is headquartered in Buffalo, New York “

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Genesis Energy, L.P.(GEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Genesis Energy LP  (NYSE:GEL)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 20, 2019, 9:30 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Blair William & Co. IL cut its stake in Genesis Energy, L.P. common stock (NYSE:GEL) by 21.6% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 55,817 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 15,409 shares during the period. Blair William & Co. IL’s holdings in Genesis Energy, L.P. common stock were worth $1,100,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Genesis Energy, L.P. common stock (NYSE:GEL) was the target of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 2,290 call options on the company. This is an increase of 879% compared to the average daily volume of 234 call options.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Renewable Energy Group, Inc.(REGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Phillips 66 also announced it was partnering with Renewable Energy Group (NASDAQ:REGI) to build a large-scale renewable diesel plant in Washington adjacent to Phillips 66’s existing facility in the state.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Renewable Energy Group (NASDAQ:REGI) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 5, 2019 4:30 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Renewable Energy Group Inc (NASDAQ:REGI) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 728 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 522% compared to the average daily volume of 117 call options.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Renewable Energy Group Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI) rose on Monday and were up nearly 12% at 10 a.m. EDT. The main fuel driving up the biofuel and renewable chemical maker is buying ahead of its upcoming inclusion in the S&P SmallCap 600 index.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Barclays PLC cut its holdings in Renewable Energy Group Inc (NASDAQ:REGI) by 25.5% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 63,892 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 21,921 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in Renewable Energy Group were worth $819,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Just Energy Group, Inc.(JE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Just Energy Group Inc (NYSE:JE) (TSE:JE) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the ten ratings firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $5.78.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Just Energy Group (TSE:JE) (NYSE:JE) was downgraded by analysts at National Bank Financial from an outperform rating to a sector perform rating. They currently have C$5.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of C$5.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Just Eat PLC (LON:JE) has been given an average rating of “Buy” by the seventeen research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation, nine have given a buy recommendation and two have given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 862.73 ($11.13).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Canaccord Genuity lowered shares of Just Energy (NYSE:JE) (TSE:JE) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Thursday morning. Canaccord Genuity currently has $3.86 price objective on the utilities provider’s stock.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Entercom Communications Corporation(ETM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Keeley Teton Advisors LLC increased its stake in Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM) by 64.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 202,992 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 79,580 shares during the quarter. Keeley Teton Advisors LLC owned approximately 0.15% of Entercom Communications worth $1,959,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Entercomm Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a Pennsylvania-based broadcasting and radio network corporation that was founded in 1968.

    The company owns 235 radio stations across 48 media markets and is the second-largest radio company in the United States. The company began its digital marketing arm in 2014 and announced the acquisition of Lincoln Financial Media the same year.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) shares dropped 18 percent to $8.75 following Q1 earnings.

    Shares of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) were down 17 percent to $18.505 after the company reported a wider-than-expected loss for its first quarter.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: New York Times Company (NYT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    That’s especially true considering those publishers have been making progress transitioning to a digital world. For example, The New York Times Company (NYSE:NYT) said last week that paid digital-only subscriptions soared 27% last year to 3.4 million, representing the bulk of the 4.3 million total subscriptions that the company has. News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWSA) likewise reported a 23% jump in WSJ’s average daily digital subscribers to 1.7 million in the fourth quarter. The Washington Post does not disclose subscriber figures, as it is personally owned by Jeff Bezos, but it reportedly hit 1 million paid digital-only subscriptions in late 2017.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    The New York Times (NYSE:NYT) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 6, 2019 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Natalie Walters]

    The New York Times (NYSE:NYT) made a point of alerting investors in its latest earnings call that it would be shifting its attention to some big TV and film projects this year. 

  • [By Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp, CFP]

    I have to say that whenever I hear a study like this, I’m a bit of a mixed mind. On the one hand, many people are in these situations through no fault of their own. When The New York Times (NYSE: NYT) wrote about this, they talked about a guy who was a carpenter. He became disabled when some equipment fell on him. Then he got Parkinson’s. He wife got cancer. And he was getting health insurance from his union but then they dropped him. Like there’s nothing that guy could have done about that and for someone like him, that’s what bankruptcy is for. Like it’s his last resort.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(REGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    There are 21 drug stocks in the S&P 500 index, representing the biggest drugmakers in the U.S. The three most profitable companies in this group based on profit margin are Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX), Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR), and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN). But are these highly profitable drug stocks good picks for investors to buy now? 

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Several research analysts have commented on the stock. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “hold” rating and set a $441.00 price objective on shares of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in a report on Wednesday, February 6th. TheStreet raised shares of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Thursday, January 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $472.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, February 7th. Oppenheimer increased their price objective on shares of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals from $440.00 to $480.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, February 7th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 7th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $408.82.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Icon Wealth Partners LLC purchased a new position in shares of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:REGN) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 324 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock, valued at approximately $112,000.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Friday was Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) which rose about 7.5% to $310.61. The stock’s 52-week range is $281.89 to $543.55. Volume was 2.8 million compared to the daily average volume of nearly 1 million.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019

Dave Nickerson’s mother, Catherine, is almost 95, but he says she’s as independent and self-sufficient as ever. A former schoolteacher, Catherine has lived for 65 years in the same house where Dave grew up, near Boston. And she’s made it very clear she intends to stay there. “She’s embedded in the community,” Dave says.

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Dave helped remodel the house a few years ago, so his mom’s living space is all on one floor. Supportive neighbors check in on her regularly. Dave oversees her medical care and manages the bills. He says he feels he’s on top of her situation, even with the one major complication that he deals with on a daily basis: He lives 1,800 miles away, in Houston. “I moved out of that house back in 1972,” says Dave, who is 65. “Now, I’m up there regularly. 
Her emotional well-being and health are tied into remaining in that home. I intend to support her in that manner for as long as I can.”

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: CHS Inc(CHSCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CHS (NASDAQ:CHSCL) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Era Group, Inc.(ERA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Era Group (NYSE:ERA) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $12.57 and last traded at $12.57, with a volume of 1356 shares. The stock had previously closed at $12.12.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ERA (CURRENCY:ERA) traded down 12.1% against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 22:00 PM ET on June 30th. One ERA coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0073 or 0.00000115 BTC on popular exchanges including CoinExchange and Cryptohub. Over the last week, ERA has traded 1.6% lower against the US dollar. ERA has a market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $299.00 worth of ERA was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Era Group (NYSE:ERA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Era Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 47.38255838638 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CODX) fell 11.6 percent to $3.13 in pre-market trading after surging 118.52 percent on Tuesday.
    Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXR) shares fell 6.5 percent to $2.60 in pre-market trading after rising 1.09 percent on Tuesday.
    T2 Biosystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTOO) fell 6 percent to $7.58 in pre-market trading after dropping 9.13 percent on Tuesday.
    Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) fell 4.8 percent to $12.30 in the pre-market trading session.
    DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW) shares fell 4.1 percent to $25.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO) shares fell 2.7 percent to $20.25 in pre-market trading after rising 7.88 percent on Tuesday.
    Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAKT) fell 2.5 percent to $9.81 in pre-market trading. Daktronics is expected to release quarterly earnings today.
    AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE: AU) fell 2.2 percent to $8.28 in pre-market trading

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ERA (CURRENCY:ERA) traded 21.4% lower against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 18:00 PM ET on February 4th. Over the last seven days, ERA has traded down 16.6% against the US dollar. One ERA coin can now be purchased for $0.0014 or 0.00000040 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. ERA has a market cap of $0.00 and $180.00 worth of ERA was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Pebblebrook Hotel Trust(PEB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

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    Pebblebrook Hotel (PEB) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $206.07 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Keep Company Secrets Safe With a Strong Publishing Process (cmswire.com) Analysts Anticipate Pebblebrook Hotel (PEB) to Post $0.73 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Pebblebrook Hotel Forecasted to Earn Q2 2018 Earnings of $0.72 Per Share (PEB) (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of brokerages recently issued reports on PEB. Boenning Scattergood restated a “hold” rating on shares of Pebblebrook Hotel in a report on Monday, April 30th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Pebblebrook Hotel from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $40.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Robert W. Baird lifted their target price on Pebblebrook Hotel from $37.00 to $38.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 1st. Finally, ValuEngine cut Pebblebrook Hotel from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Pebblebrook Hotel presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $36.61.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Pebblebrook Hotel Trust  (NYSE:PEB)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Improving business travel demand during the first quarter drove Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE:PEB) to update its outlook earlier this month. Those travel trends turned out to be stronger than even its more optimistic expectations, helping the company to deliver results that were above the updated forecast. Because of that, the company is even more encouraged about what lies ahead in 2018.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE:PEB) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the thirteen research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $36.19.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Codorus Valley Bancorp, Inc(CVLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Codorus Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ:CVLY) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Thursday morning.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Codorus Valley Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVLY) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, July 10th, NASDAQ reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, July 24th will be given a dividend of 0.155 per share by the financial services provider on Tuesday, August 14th. This represents a $0.62 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.05%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, July 23rd.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Codorus Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ:CVLY) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: RELX PLC(RELX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. decreased its position in RELX Group (NYSE:RELX) by 33.1% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 26,655 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 13,198 shares during the period. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in RELX Group were worth $557,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Relx (NYSE: RELX) and Cambium Learning Group (NASDAQ:ABCD) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    First Republic Investment Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Relx PLC (NYSE:RELX) in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund acquired 13,205 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $287,000.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Nordson Corporation(NDSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Keybank National Association OH cut its position in Nordson Co. (NASDAQ:NDSN) by 0.1% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 820,509 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 418 shares during the quarter. Keybank National Association OH’s holdings in Nordson were worth $105,362,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) announced reasonably solid fiscal third-quarter 2018 results on Monday after the market closed, detailing another decline in organic volume that was well within the company’s expectations as it lapped a particularly strong performance in the same year-ago period.

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    Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) plunged 7% after JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) slashed its price target for the automaker. JPM cut its December 2018 price target for TSLA stock from $308 to $195 per share, sighting Musk’s inconsistent statements about company funding. That would be a 36% collapse from Friday’s closing price. The news comes as Elon Musk continues to make a series of questionable Tweets about himself and his company. China is coming down on Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL). According to state media reports, Tim Cook’s company has pulled about 25,000 illegal lottery applications from its application store in China. The news comes as China continues clamp down on illegal apps that sold lottery tickets or provided gambling services. Estee Lauder Co. Inc. (NYSE: EL) shares were off 0.3% after the cosmetics giant reported earnings before the bell. The firm reported adjusted earnings per share of $0.61. That figure topped analysts’ expectations by $0.05. The downturn came due to the firm’s weaker-than-expected quarterly forecast and news that it will incur larger marketing costs for a number of new product initiatives. Look for earnings reports from Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) and Nordson Corp. (Nasdaq: NDSN).

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  • [By Steve Symington]

    Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) announced solid fiscal second-quarter 2018 results on Monday after the market closed, including an expected decline in organic volume that was more than offset by acquisitive growth.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Nordson Co. (NASDAQ:NDSN) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks boosted their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Nordson in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, August 21st. SunTrust Banks analyst C. Brady now expects that the industrial products company will earn $6.00 per share for the year, up from their previous forecast of $5.98. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Nordson’s Q4 2018 earnings at $1.50 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $1.17 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $1.75 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $2.00 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $1.81 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $6.72 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $7.54 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Annaly Capital Management Inc(NLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH (NYSE:NLY) was the target of a significant increase in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 37,569,172 shares, an increase of 19.8% from the July 13th total of 31,358,349 shares. Approximately 3.3% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 7,349,260 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 5.1 days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fiduciary Group LLC purchased a new position in ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH (NYSE:NLY) in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor purchased 21,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $220,000.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Annaly Capital Management Inc. (NYSE: NLY) traded down about 0.8% Friday to set a new 52-week low of $9.81 after closing at $9.89 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $12.40. Volume was about 15% lower than the daily average of around 12.3 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on ANNALY Cap Mgmt/SH (NLY)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Texas Yale Capital Corp. lowered its holdings in Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) by 25.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 66,050 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 22,275 shares during the period. Texas Yale Capital Corp.’s holdings in Annaly Capital Management were worth $689,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    West Chester Capital Advisors Inc. decreased its stake in ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH (NYSE:NLY) by 16.1% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 47,250 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 9,066 shares during the quarter. ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH makes up about 1.2% of West Chester Capital Advisors Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 29th biggest position. West Chester Capital Advisors Inc.’s holdings in ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH were worth $464,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Computer Task Group, Incorporated(CTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Computer Task Group (CTG)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    $88.05 Million in Sales Expected for Computer Task Group (CTG) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) CTG to Present at B. Riley Institutional Investor Conference on May 23 (finance.yahoo.com) Computer Task Group (CTG) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.08 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) ValuEngine Lowers Computer Task Group (CTG) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of brokerages recently commented on CTG. Zacks Investment Research lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 30th. ValuEngine lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Barrington Research reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Computer Task Group in a research report on Friday, April 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.13.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Computer Task Group (NASDAQ:CTG) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Computer Task Group, Incorporated provides information technology (IT) staffing, IT solutions, and application management outsourcing services in North America and Europe. The company’s staffing services consist of recruiting, retaining, and managing IT talent for its clients. Its IT solutions include helping clients assess their business needs and identifying the IT solutions for these needs, as well as the delivery of services, including the selection and implementation of packaged software, and the design, construction, testing, and integration of new systems. It serves primarily technology service providers, financial services, healthcare, and life sciences market areas.Computer Task Group was founded in 1966 by Randolph A. Marks and G. David Bae. The company is headquartered in Buffalo, New York “

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: NOW Inc.(DNOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The improvement in the oil industry accelerated in the second quarter thanks to higher crude prices, which in turn fueled demand for oil-field equipment. That trend benefited oil-field equipment distributor NOW Inc. (NYSE:DNOW), driving its revenue and earnings up sharply in what is typically a seasonally slower quarter. Because of that, the company expects strong revenue growth to continue for the balance of the year. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of DistributionNOW (NYSE:DNOW) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the fourteen ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $12.50.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of NOW Inc. (NYSE:DNOW) rose sharply on Thursday, increasing more than 15% by 10:45 a.m. EDT after the oil-field equipment distributor posted expectation-beating second-quarter results.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NOW Inc (NYSE:DNOW) – Equities researchers at Northcoast Research issued their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of NOW in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, July 31st. Northcoast Research analyst R. Cieslak expects that the oil and gas company will earn $0.02 per share for the quarter. Northcoast Research currently has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. Northcoast Research also issued estimates for NOW’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.06 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.04 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.12 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.43 EPS.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Emerson Electric Company(EMR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    One person’s challenge is another’s opportunity, and there are very few CEOs as bold and decisive in taking advantage of a chance to enhance value for shareholders as Emerson Electric’s (NYSE:EMR) David Farr. Although the terms of Emerson’s deal to buy General Electric’s (NYSE:GE) Intelligent Platforms business weren’t disclosed, it’s likely that GE’s desire to sell assets in order to raise cash means Farr’s company wouldn’t have overpaid to acquire a strategically important business. Let’s take a look at the deal, and at what it says about both companies.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    D.A. Davidson & CO. lifted its position in shares of Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) by 1.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 574,584 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 7,640 shares during the period. Emerson Electric makes up about 0.8% of D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings, making the stock its 25th biggest holding. D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings in Emerson Electric were worth $39,244,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Richard Bernstein Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) by 5.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 57,348 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,984 shares during the quarter. Richard Bernstein Advisors LLC’s holdings in Emerson Electric were worth $3,965,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    EMR has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Emerson Electric from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. UBS initiated coverage on shares of Emerson Electric in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $73.26 price objective on the stock. Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $78.00 price objective on shares of Emerson Electric in a research note on Wednesday, April 18th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on shares of Emerson Electric from $79.00 to $80.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Finally, Berenberg Bank raised shares of Emerson Electric from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $69.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. Emerson Electric has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $73.00.

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    Shares of Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) will lead a busy day of earnings reports. Wall Street is expecting a small decline in revenue for the first quarter. Disney is still in the process of absorbing most of Fox’s assets from a deal last June. In addition, Disney will be launching its streaming service, Disney+, and investors will be looking for updates on the project. In deal news, T-Mobile U.S. Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) is looking to sweeten an offer to regulators to ensure a merger with rival Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S). The telecom giant told the U.S. Federal Communications Commission that it would freeze the prices of many plans if it receives approval for a deal. T-Mobile has offered $26 billion to buy Sprint. Shares of BP Plc. (NYSE: BP) rallied more than 3.7% after the global energy giant topped 2018 earnings expectations. The firm’s big bets on shale developments have paid off. Profitability more than doubled over the previous year, while production topped out at 3.7 million barrels per day. Look for earnings reports from Allstate Corp. (NYSE: ALL), Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: APC), Archer Daniels Midland Co. (NYSE: ADM), Becton, Dickenson & Co. (NYSE: BDX), BP Plc. (NYSE: BP), Chubb Ltd. (NYSE: CB), Digital Realty Trust (NYSE: DLR), Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE: EMR), Estee Lauder Co. Inc. (NYSE: EL), Lazard Ltd. (NYSE: LAZ), Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI), Plains All American Pipeline LP (NYSE: PAA), Ralph Lauren Corp. (NYSE: RL), Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP), and Tableau Software Inc. (NASDAQ: DATA).

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Tencent’s (NASDAQOTH:TCEHY) stock surged nearly 1,100% between the end of 2010 and 2017 as the Chinese tech giant evolved into the top social networking player in China and the world’s biggest video game publisher. However, the stock has slumped this year, tumbling about 20% peak-to-trough as of this writing.

Tencent’s big decline started in late March after its fourth-quarter report. Its rising expenses overshadowed a 51% annual jump in revenue, a 98% increase in net earnings (boosted heavily by investments), and 42% growth in non-GAAP earnings. Tencent’s pledge to keep boosting investments in high-growth markets like streaming video, digital payments, cloud services, AI technologies, and smart retail convinced investors that its margins would remain under pressure.

Image source: Tencent.

But as all long-term investors should know, high-growth tech companies usually use their cash to expand their ecosystems. Therefore, it’s common for analysts — who are more interested in a business’ quarter-to-quarter performance — to overreact to aggressive spending plans.

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Computer Task Group, Incorporated(CTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Computer Task Group (NASDAQ:CTG) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Computer Task Group, Incorporated provides information technology (IT) staffing, IT solutions, and application management outsourcing services in North America and Europe. The company’s staffing services consist of recruiting, retaining, and managing IT talent for its clients. Its IT solutions include helping clients assess their business needs and identifying the IT solutions for these needs, as well as the delivery of services, including the selection and implementation of packaged software, and the design, construction, testing, and integration of new systems. It serves primarily technology service providers, financial services, healthcare, and life sciences market areas.Computer Task Group was founded in 1966 by Randolph A. Marks and G. David Bae. The company is headquartered in Buffalo, New York “

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Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Analog Devices, Inc.(ADI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) and Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Analog Devices is benefiting from strong industrial, automotive and communications end-markets. While Analog Devices’ investments are aimed at strengthening the product line and countering increasing competition, the policy of returning cash through dividends and share buybacks ensures investor loyalty. The company is currently riding on strength across all the markets and positive contributions from Linear Technology acquisition. Analog Devices' leading market position, focus on communications, automotive and industrial markets, margin expansion initiatives and strong balance sheet are positives.  Notably, the stock has outperformed the industry it belongs to over a year. However, we remain concerned about competitive pressure across several markets.”

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) and SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This stock could very well benefit from an increase in information technology spending. Analog Devices Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) is a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of analog, mixed-signal and digital signal processing integrated circuits for use in industrial, automotive, consumer and communication markets worldwide. It offers signal processing products that convert, condition and process real-world phenomena, such as temperature, pressure, sound, light, speed and motion, into electrical signals.

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Mattersight Corporation(MATR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) got a boost, shooting up 23 percent to $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Mattersight (NASDAQ: MATR) and Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 22.6 percent to $3.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 23.2 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) rose 21.2 percent to $5.77 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a deal to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota from Arkoma, Williston Drilling for about $620 million. The company also announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 13.7 percent to $386.00 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Quantenna Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: QTNA) shares rose 12.6 percent to $14.70 in pre-market trading. Quantenna is expected to release Q1 results on April 30..
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 11.1 percent to $37.50 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 10.4 percent to $29.00 in pre-market trading after reporting strong Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) rose 9.8 percent to $250.00 in pre-market trading following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 9.4 percent to $10.62 in pre-market trading as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS) rose 9.1 percent to $7.22 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE: TWO).
    GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) rose 8.3 percent to $4.18 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) shares rose 7.6 percent to $251.2
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ebix (NASDAQ: EBIX) and Mattersight (NASDAQ:MATR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares gained 86.76 percent to close at $11.00 on Thursday.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares climbed 47.06 percent to close at $7.00 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) jumped 24.92 percent to close at $4.06.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares climbed 23.26 percent to close at $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 24.44 percent to close at $422.50 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) gained 17.75 percent to close at $18.64 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) rose 16.59 percent to close at $12.30 following Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 16.06 percent to close at $15.25.
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares climbed 14.5 percent to close at $121.42 as the company posted reported Q1 beat And raised FY18 outlook.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares gained 13.7 percent to close at $11.04 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 13.21 percent to close at $3.00 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) jumped 13.06 percent to close at $257.40 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    BioTelemetry,
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Simulations Plus, Inc.(SLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Liberum Capital reiterated their buy rating on shares of Sylvania Platinum (LON:SLP) in a research report released on Thursday morning.

    SLP opened at GBX 20.50 ($0.27) on Thursday. Sylvania Platinum has a 1-year low of GBX 8.75 ($0.11) and a 1-year high of GBX 18.75 ($0.25).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ:SLP) Director Walter S. Woltosz sold 18,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.92, for a total value of $368,520.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 5,417,908 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $107,924,727.36. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Simulations Plus (NASDAQ: SLP) and NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.(CHKP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) had a great July. The cybersecurity specialist was propped up by an analyst upgrade and a second-quarter earnings beat, and news that it is going to double its share repurchase program also boosted investor confidence. But a closer look at how the company has been performing over the past few quarters makes it clear that it is not getting its priorities right, and could end up a laggard in the cybersecurity market compared to the likes of Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW).

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  • [By Chris Neiger]

    Shares of IT security company Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) jumped by 15.3% in July, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the company received a buy rating from a BTIG analyst and as the company reported solid earnings in its second quarter that surpassed some of management’s own expectations.

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Equinix Inc.(EQIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Emerald Advisers LLC Reduces Holdings in Equinix Inc (EQIX)” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this news story on another site, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of international trademark & copyright laws. The legal version of this news story can be read at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4122390/emerald-advisers-llc-reduces-holdings-in-equinix-inc-eqix.html.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Traders sold shares of Equinix Inc (NASDAQ:EQIX) on strength during trading on Tuesday. $159.72 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $194.68 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $34.96 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Equinix had the 23rd highest net out-flow for the day. Equinix traded up $10.43 for the day and closed at $429.00

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX) reported robust first-quarter 2018 financial results after the market close on Wednesday. 

    Shares closed down 6.1% on Thursday, which we can probably attribute to the company revising slightly downward its full-year 2018 adjusted funds from operations (AFFO) outlook, as we’ll get to in a moment. (AFFO is a closely watched metric for companies organized as real estate investment trusts, or REITs. It’s akin to “earnings” for REITs.) 

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Credit Suisse Group set a $525.00 price objective on Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX) in a research report report published on Friday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Princeton Portfolio Strategies Group LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Equinix Inc (NASDAQ:EQIX) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm purchased 8,888 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $3,716,000.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is one of the larger cap companies in the data center arena and a top play for more conservative accounts. Equinix Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) provides data center services to protect and connect the information assets for the enterprises, financial services companies, and content and network providers primarily in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific.

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Warren Buffett warned students about the perils of using debt and leverage decades ago using Donald Trump as a negative case study.

Buffett was asked by a Notre Dame student about Trump’s business troubles during a question and answer session in 1991. Trump’s Atlantic City Taj Mahal casino filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection later that year.

“Where did Donald Trump go wrong? The big problem with Donald Trump was he never went right. He basically overpaid for properties, but he got people to lend him the money. He was terrific at borrowing money. If you look at his assets, and what he paid for them, and what he borrowed to get them, there was never any real equity there,” Buffett said, according to a transcript published by former hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson. “I’ve seen more people fail because of liquor and leverage leverage being borrowed money. Donald Trump failed because of leverage. He simply got infatuated with how much money he could borrow, and he did not give enough thought to how much money he could pay back.”

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: One Liberty Properties Inc.(OLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Applied DNA Sciences Inc(APDN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NV5 Global (NASDAQ: NVEE) and Applied DNA Sciences (NASDAQ:APDN) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    Applied DNA Sciences’ (APDN) CEO James Hayward on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) Edited Transcript of APDN earnings conference call or presentation 3-May-18 8:30pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com) Applied DNA Sciences: Fiscal 2Q Earnings Snapshot (finance.yahoo.com) Applied DNA Sciences (APDN) Stock Rating Upgraded by ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com) Applied DNA Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Maxim Group set a $5.00 price target on shares of Applied DNA Sciences and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, April 6th. ValuEngine raised shares of Applied DNA Sciences from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ: ASCMA) and Applied DNA Sciences (NASDAQ:APDN) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    NV5 Global (NASDAQ: NVEE) and Applied DNA Sciences (NASDAQ:APDN) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Proteon Therapeutics, Inc.(PRTO)

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  • [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 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: NV5 Global, Inc.(NVEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    NV5 Global (NASDAQ: NVEE) and Applied DNA Sciences (NASDAQ:APDN) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    NV5 Global (NASDAQ:NVEE) VP Richard Tong sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $66.40, for a total transaction of $66,400.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 34,933 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,319,551.20. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: NewMarket Corporation(NEU)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Neumark (CURRENCY:NEU) traded down 1.5% against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 10:00 AM E.T. on June 8th. In the last seven days, Neumark has traded up 3.6% against the U.S. dollar. One Neumark token can now be purchased for about $0.39 or 0.00005083 BTC on popular exchanges including EtherDelta (ForkDelta), YoBit, Liqui and HitBTC. Neumark has a total market cap of $11.07 million and approximately $118,143.00 worth of Neumark was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd.(MTSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about MER Telemanagement Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSL) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MER Telemanagement Solutions earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the technology company an impact score of 45.5243579518781 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 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.(TROW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.4 per share on revenue of $5.63 billion.
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $37.16 billion.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $605.26 million.
    Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $22.75 billion.
    General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $7.6 billion.
    The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.58 per share on revenue of $22.24 billion.
    Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $4.91 per share on revenue of $22.52 billion.
    Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $3.04 billion.
    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.61 per share on revenue of $6.61 billion.
    Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.81 per share on revenue of $1.66 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.15 billion.
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.82 billion.
    Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.97 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion.
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SI
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about T. Rowe Price (NASDAQ:TROW) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. T. Rowe Price earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the asset manager an impact score of 47.382716620203 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    T. Rowe Price Group Inc (NASDAQ:TROW) Director Robert F. Maclellan sold 5,000 shares of T. Rowe Price Group stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $122.58, for a total value of $612,900.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 13,769 shares in the company, valued at $1,687,804.02. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Computer Task Group, Incorporated(CTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    A number of brokerages recently commented on CTG. Zacks Investment Research lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 30th. ValuEngine lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Barrington Research reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Computer Task Group in a research report on Friday, April 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.13.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Westwood Holdings Group Inc(WHG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Westwood Holdings Group (NYSE:WHG) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Westwood Holdings Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the asset manager an impact score of 46.2036320266502 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Pioneer Energy Services Corp.(PES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Shares of a handful of small independent oil and gas producers, as well as a number of smaller oilfield service and equipment providers fell more than 10% on May 25.Profire Energy, Inc.(NASDAQ:PFIE), which manufactures burner management systems for oil and gas companies, fell 14.5%, while offshore energy industry transportation specialistBristow Group Inc(NYSE:BRS) fell 12.6%. Onshore drilling contractorPioneer Energy Services Corp(NYSE:PES) and offshore oil and gas producerW&T Offshore, Inc.bothfell 11.4%, while independent oil and gas producersCalifornia Resources Corp (NYSE:CRC) andUltra Petroleum Corp(NASDAQ:UPL) fell 10.5% and 10%, respectively.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Seadrill Partners (NYSE: SDLP) and Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) Director C John Thompson sold 6,666 shares of Pioneer Energy Services stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.25, for a total transaction of $28,330.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 41,818 shares in the company, valued at approximately $177,726.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    GSA Capital Partners LLP raised its holdings in shares of Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) by 319.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 426,117 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after acquiring an additional 324,588 shares during the quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP owned approximately 0.55% of Pioneer Energy Services worth $1,151,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE: PES) and Key Energy Services (NYSE:KEG) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC decreased its holdings in shares of Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) by 34.9% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 174,740 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 93,636 shares during the period. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC owned approximately 0.22% of Pioneer Energy Services worth $533,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now

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Spectacular falls in the cost of wind, solar and battery technology mean that clean energy is increasingly pushing coal and gas out of the world&a;rsquo;s electricity generation mix in a &a;ldquo;chilling&a;rdquo; development for the future of fossil fuel power generation.

Research group Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has released its latest report on the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) and it suggests that President Donald Trump&a;rsquo;s attempts to revive the U.S. coal industry is doomed to failure. That&a;rsquo;s because the price of battery storage has tumbled by 79% since 2010, from $1,000/kWh to $209/kWh while both wind and solar power have fallen by 18% in just a year.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ConocoPhillips(COP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) worked hard to turn its business around during the oil market downturn. We saw the first glimpse of its ability to thrive, now that prices are on the upswing, at the end of last year when the U.S. oil giant reported $545 million, or $0.45 per share, of adjusted earnings. That result marked a significant improvement from the loss it had posted in the previous year.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) VP Glenda Mae Schwarz sold 6,763 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.04, for a total value of $439,865.52. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 10,182 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $662,237.28. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) shares short rose to 24.44 million from the previous level of 23.91 million. Shares were trading at $64.80, within a 52-week range of $42.27 to $67.30.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Magic Software Enterprises Ltd.(MGIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Magic Software Enterprises (MGIC)

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. (NASDAQ: MGIC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $67.07 million.

    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Magic Software Enterprises (NASDAQ:MGIC) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Monday.

    Several other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on MGIC. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Magic Software Enterprises from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. BidaskClub cut shares of Magic Software Enterprises from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, HC Wainwright set a $10.00 target price on shares of Magic Software Enterprises and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $9.81.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    HC Wainwright set a $10.00 target price on Magic Software Enterprises (NASDAQ:MGIC) in a research note released on Thursday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the software maker’s stock.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: J & J Snack Foods Corp.(JJSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Encana Corporation(ECA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    Encana Corp (ECA) Rising Higher 7.95% Over the Past Four Weeks (fisherbusinessnews.com) Encana Corporation (ECA) Most Active Stock Price trades 19.10% off from 200- SMA (nasdaqchronicle.com) Mid-Day Movers : Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA), CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX), MGIC Investment Corporation … (journalfinance.net) Featured Stock: Encana Corporation (ECA) (stockquote.review) Active Stock Evaluation Encana Corporation (NYSE: ECA) (financerater.com)

    ECA has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Morgan Stanley raised shares of Encana from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and upped their price target for the company from $15.00 to $18.00 in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Evercore ISI raised shares of Encana from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating and upped their price target for the company from $10.84 to $16.00 in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Encana from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Scotiabank raised shares of Encana from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and upped their price target for the company from $13.00 to $14.00 in a report on Friday, February 16th. Finally, Goldman Sachs cut their price target on shares of Encana from $17.25 to $14.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Friday, April 13th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, twenty-two have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $15.28.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Today, however, many drillers are setting a high bar for new wells. EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) has been one of the leaders in disrupting the former way of thinking by establishing a high return hurdle rate for new wells of 30% after-tax at $40 oil. Others followed with similar return-focused approaches, including Encana (NYSE:ECA), which needs locations to achieve a 35% after-tax return at $50 oil to meet its premium hurdle rate.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Encana (NYSE:ECA) (TSE:ECA) had its target price raised by Morgan Stanley from $16.00 to $20.00 in a research report report published on Wednesday morning. Morgan Stanley currently has a buy rating on the oil and gas company’s stock.

  • [By ]

    Already, shale companies such as Encana (ECA) , Occidental Petroleum (OXY) and Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) , among others, are reporting higher cash flows and earnings on higher oil prices. As a result, they are paying down debt, increasing dividends and engaging in buybacks. This is a dramatic improvement in shareholder yield for the group.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Itron Inc.(ITRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: COP, HD, HSBC
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) has seized assets from the Venezuelan-owned firm PDVSA in the Caribbean. The company won a court case that will allow it to take over assets owned by the Venezuelan government. The court enabled the seizures as part of a broader plan to allow the firm to recoup roughly $2 billion following the 2007 nationalization of its assets in Venezuela by the huge Castro-led government.
    Monday will be a quiet day on the earnings front. Investors are looking to Tuesday’s calendar, when The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) reports earnings. Tomorrow, Wall Street analysts expect that Home Depot will report earnings per share of $2.07 on top of $25.2 billion in revenue. Investors will be hoping that the company reports strong profits thanks to an improving U.S. economy and the recent tax reform law.
    Expect a lot of chatter today about blockchain technology. That’s because ING Bank and HSBC Holdings Plc.(NYSE: HSBC) announced over the weekend that they engaged in their first trade ever using blockchain technology. The two engaged in a trade on behalf of Cargill to finance a shipment of soybeans from Argentina to Malaysia.
    Today, look for earnings reports from Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A), Itron Inc.(Nasdaq: ITRI), Vipshop Holdings Ltd.(Nasdaq: VIPS), Amyris Biotechnologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AMRS), Sky Solar Holdings Ltd.(Nasdaq: SKYS), Mazor Robotics Ltd.(Nasdaq: MZOR), China Lodging Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: HTHT), and Mimecast Ltd.(Nasdaq: MIME).

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) – Analysts at Oppenheimer cut their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Itron in a research note issued on Tuesday, May 15th. Oppenheimer analyst N. Kaye now anticipates that the scientific and technical instruments company will earn $0.55 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.86. Oppenheimer currently has a “Buy” rating and a $78.00 target price on the stock. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Itron’s Q4 2018 earnings at $1.46 EPS.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $3.10 billion.
    Rexnord Corporation (NYSE: RXN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $551.94 million.
    Invitation Homes Inc. (NYSE: INVH) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $423.13 million.
    Switch, Inc. (NYSE: SWCH) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $99.83 million.
    Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $579.85 million.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $119.06 million.
    Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRS) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $68.14 million.
    Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRNA) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.38 per share on revenue of $1.87 million.
    VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $130.00 million.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $45.38 million.
    Restoration Robotics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIR) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.17 per share on revenue of $5.93 million.
    YogaWorks, Inc. (NASDAQ: YOGA) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.22 per share on revenue of

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ZAIS Group Holdings, Inc.(ZAIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Gp Zgp (NASDAQ:ZAIS) major shareholder Z Acquisition Llc bought 6,500,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 5th. The stock was bought at an average price of $4.10 per share, with a total value of $26,650,000.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now owns 6,500,000 shares in the company, valued at $26,650,000. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Northfield Bancorp Inc.(NFBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Northfield Bancorp (NASDAQ: NFBK) is one of 90 publicly-traded companies in the “Federal savings institutions” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Northfield Bancorp to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    Head-To-Head Contrast: Northfield Bancorp (NFBK) & The Competition (americanbankingnews.com) Northfield Bancorp (NFBK) and Its Competitors Critical Survey (americanbankingnews.com) Head to Head Survey: Northfield Bancorp (NFBK) versus The Competition (americanbankingnews.com) Northfield Bancorp (NFBK) Stock Rating Lowered by BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com) Northfield Bancorp (NFBK) & Its Rivals Head to Head Analysis (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of Northfield Bancorp opened at $15.96 on Thursday, MarketBeat reports. The company has a current ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71. Northfield Bancorp has a twelve month low of $15.88 and a twelve month high of $15.92. The firm has a market capitalization of $777.27 million, a P/E ratio of 21.86, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.37 and a beta of 0.35.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Computer Task Group, Incorporated(CTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    $88.05 Million in Sales Expected for Computer Task Group (CTG) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) CTG to Present at B. Riley Institutional Investor Conference on May 23 (finance.yahoo.com) Computer Task Group (CTG) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.08 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) ValuEngine Lowers Computer Task Group (CTG) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of brokerages recently commented on CTG. Zacks Investment Research lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 30th. ValuEngine lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Barrington Research reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Computer Task Group in a research report on Friday, April 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.13.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Blackrock Municipal Bond Trust(BBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Doliver Capital Advisors LP trimmed its stake in shares of Blackrock Municipal Bond Trust (NYSE:BBK) by 26.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 10,260 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 3,598 shares during the quarter. Doliver Capital Advisors LP owned about 0.10% of Blackrock Municipal Bond Trust worth $147,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Applied DNA Sciences Inc(APDN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ: ASCMA) and Applied DNA Sciences (NASDAQ:APDN) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    Applied DNA Sciences’ (APDN) CEO James Hayward on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) Edited Transcript of APDN earnings conference call or presentation 3-May-18 8:30pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com) Applied DNA Sciences: Fiscal 2Q Earnings Snapshot (finance.yahoo.com) Applied DNA Sciences (APDN) Stock Rating Upgraded by ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com) Applied DNA Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Maxim Group set a $5.00 price target on shares of Applied DNA Sciences and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, April 6th. ValuEngine raised shares of Applied DNA Sciences from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

A global leader in the medical device coating industry, Surmodics (SRDX) has been lately in the news and all for the right reasons. Since a few years back, the company has been trying to move away from just being a provider of coating technologies to medical device companies. Instead, the current growth strategy is targeted towards offering whole-product solutions that can target the interventional vascular segment, worldwide.

The heightened focus on product innovation, to position the company in the underserved peripheral arterial disease or PAD segment, is expected to help strengthen Surmodics overall margins.

Coupled with this positive strategy shift for its Medical Devices segment, the robust uptake of the companys In Vitro Diagnostics products is also emerging as a strong positive driver for Surmodics.

As Surmodics seems approaching closer to its target of double-digit revenue growth by end of 2019 and EBITDA margins at or above 30% by year 2021, the company has started making its presence felt on the investment arena. In this article, I will explain at length why I consider Surmodics to be a promising growth opportunity for retail investors in 2018.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: CIENA Corporation(CIEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Has the Tide Turned in Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (BOOT) and Ciena Corporation (CIEN) Stocks? (nmsunews.com) Ciena (CIEN) SVP Sells $50,500.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Is Ciena Corporation (CIEN) In Search of Flying? (nmsunews.com) Ciena inks deals with Caucasus Online and GlobeNet (telecomlead.com) Ciena’s GeoMesh chosen to enhance submarine networks in Caucasus and Latin America (fibre-systems.com)

    Shares of Ciena stock opened at $25.30 on Friday. Ciena has a 12 month low of $19.40 and a 12 month high of $27.98. The company has a market cap of $3.66 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.98, a PEG ratio of 1.51 and a beta of 1.40. The company has a quick ratio of 1.79, a current ratio of 2.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its position in Ciena by 169.5% during the third quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 4,217,455 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $92,657,000 after buying an additional 2,652,791 shares in the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC increased its position in Ciena by 431.6% during the fourth quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 2,477,957 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $51,864,000 after buying an additional 2,011,805 shares in the last quarter. Maverick Capital Ltd. purchased a new position in Ciena during the fourth quarter worth $50,962,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new position in Ciena during the fourth quarter worth $40,110,000. Finally, Rubric Capital Management LP purchased a new position in Ciena during the third quarter worth $33,373,000.

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  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Several other optics stocks stand to gain. In a Monday note, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Vivek Arya also highlighlited the semiconductor space as one that could benefit from the news. Other stocks to watch include:

    Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LITE)
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN)
    Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR)
    II-VI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IIVI)
    Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI)
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS)
    Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ: IDTI)
    Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ: QRVO)
    Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX)
    Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ: AVGO)

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.(MTSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado raised its position in MACOM Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSI) by 4.3% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 235,430 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,600 shares during the quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado owned about 0.37% of MACOM Technology Solutions worth $3,908,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Computer Task Group, Incorporated(CTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    $88.05 Million in Sales Expected for Computer Task Group (CTG) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) CTG to Present at B. Riley Institutional Investor Conference on May 23 (finance.yahoo.com) Computer Task Group (CTG) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.08 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) ValuEngine Lowers Computer Task Group (CTG) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of brokerages recently commented on CTG. Zacks Investment Research lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 30th. ValuEngine lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Barrington Research reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Computer Task Group in a research report on Friday, April 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.13.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Synchronoss Technologies Inc.(SNCR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ:SNCR) slumped on Thursday after the company said in a press release Wednesday that it would be unable to comply with Nasdaq listing requirements by the May 10 deadline. Synchronoss was threatened with delisting last November after the company failed to file quarterly results with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The stock was down about 18.5% at 12:30 p.m. EDT.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) jumped 43.3 percent to $0.5447 after the micro-cap specialty diagnostics company reported preliminary first-quarter results. The company said its first quarter revenue rose 286 percent from the same quarter a year ago to $712,000.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) gained 34.5 percent to $4.52 after the company announced it would proceed with Phase 3 development of GR-MD-02 for NASH Cirrhosis following the FDA meeting.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) shares rose 21.9 percent to $8.1063.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16 percent to $15.65.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares jumped 15.5 percent to $3.6263 after the company disclosed that its application for Medicare codes received favorable preliminary decision.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) rose 13.7 percent to $10.12.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 13.7 percent to $4.6743.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares gained 12.2 percent to $35.34 as optical sector is seeing strength following President Trump's announcement that he would work with China related to ZTE Corp.
    Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) shares rose 11.3 percent to $35.17. Jefferies upgraded Tailored Brands from Hold to Buy.
    Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ: KONA) jumped 10.6 percent to $2.875.
    Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ: FNHC) shares rose 10.6 percent to $20.29. Raymond James upgraded Federated National Holding from Outperform to Strong Buy.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) climbed 10.2 percent to $15.15. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) shares climbed 10.1 percent to $3.16. Stein Mart is expected to release Q1 earnings on May 23.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 9.7 percent to $108.60 after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restar
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter and agreed to acquire Frutarom for $7.1 billion.
    Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) announced plans to acquire Tate's Bake Shop for $500 million.
    ynchronoss Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) reported a deal to buy honeybee.
    DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc (NASDAQ: XRAY) reported Q1 adjusted earnings of $0.45 per share on sales of $956.1 million. The company updated its 2018 adjusted earnings guidance to $2.55 to 2.65 per share.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Intuit Inc.(INTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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    After the markets close, Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $4.6 per share on revenue of $2.80 billion. Intuit shares gained 0.08 percent to $191.85 in after-h

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    This has major financial institutions issuing warnings ahead of one of the biggest technological shifts in the history of the world.

    The Top Cryptocurrency Stories for Wednesday
    Yesterday, one of Bitcoin’s biggest proponents once again released an extremely bullish outlook on the cryptocurrency. Billionaire investor Tim Draper said Tuesday that “Bitcoin is bigger than the Internet,” and he also said its influence will be even bigger than the Industrial Revolution, the Renaissance, and the Iron Age. The statement comes after he released a recent price target of $250,000 by 2022. Not everyone is buying into Bitcoin’s post-tax season rally. Bill Harris, the former CEO of PayPal Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: PYPL) and Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU), sounded off Tuesday in an op-ed piece titled “Bitcoin Is the Greatest Scam in History.” Harris called the cryptocurrency a “colossal pump-and-dump scheme” that has no precedent on the world stage. Bitcoin proponents immediately took to social media and online blogs to refute Harris’ arguments. Forbes contributor Kyle Torpey vented that Harris’ focus was misguided and took special issue with his claim that “Bitcoin has no value.” The crypto world has identified JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon as public enemy No. 1. Computer security pioneer and cryptocurrency guruJohn McAfeecalled out Dimon for attempting – and failing – to “end crypto.” McAfee lobbed a slew of accusations at the big banker via Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR). Finally, it wouldn’t be another day in the cryptocurrency markets without another unprovoked threat to Bitcoin. The latest comes from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In a recent issue of the MIT Technology Review, writers presented three scenarios that could “destroy Bitcoin.” The scenarios include a “government takeover” of the cryptocurrency, the “tokenization of everything” that involves a massive influx of tokens and makes Bitcoin less valuable, and a mas

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    With bitcoin prices now at their highest levels since March at above $9,200, former Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) and Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PYPL) CEO Bill Harris wrote an op-ed piece for Recode in which he called bitcoin “the greatest scam in history.” Harris said cryptocurrencies are massive pump-and-dump schemes and fraud artists are taking advantage of cryptocurrency investors naivety and greed. He added that bitcoin has no intrinsic value, isn't an effective store of value and isn't accepted by the vast majority of businesses, making it virtually useless as a means of payment.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    However, my stock pick in the high-switching-costs category is not a bank, though it’s involved in financial services. I believeIntuit(NASDAQ:INTU) offers particularly “sticky” services. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps its two biggest products do: TurboTax and QuickBooks.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Diodes Incorporated(DIOD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) VP Francis Tang sold 8,600 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.41, for a total value of $287,326.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 86,279 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,882,581.39. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Salesforce.com Inc(CRM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Disney (DIS) , Expedia (EXPE) , Turner, Comcast (CMCSA) , GoDaddy (GDDY) , GE (GE) , Capital One (COF) , Netflix (NFLX) (yes, Netflix) Salesforce.com (CRM) and Workday (WDAY) disclosed similar moves in the past. While other business units and large enterprises followed the same path, but chose to keep them private.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Synovus Financial Corp increased its stake in Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) by 14.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 26,511 shares of the CRM provider’s stock after buying an additional 3,262 shares during the period. Synovus Financial Corp’s holdings in Salesforce.com were worth $3,088,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) General Counsel Amy E. Weaver sold 452 shares of salesforce.com stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $125.95, for a total value of $56,929.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the general counsel now owns 20,718 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,609,432.10. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) was reiterated as Outperform and the price target was raised to $140 from $125 at JMP Securities.

    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) was raised to Buy from Hold with a $15 price target (versus a $9.92 close) at Argus. The firm sees accelerating growth prospects around the coming 5G expansion.

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    Off the IBM letdown, cloud names like Salesforce (CRM) and Adobe (ADBE) look to be the wise bets.

    WTF With Tesla

    At this rate, ‘Jolt’ will become nothing more than a morning Tesla (TSLA) blog that so happens to be delivered straight to your email inbox. Keeping up with the daily news flow on Elon Musk’s car creation is becoming darn near impossible. There is around-the-clock speculation on production goals. People hop into chat rooms to complain about Model 3 build quality and factory working conditions. Musk always looms large on Twitter. There are YouTube videos of people passing parking lots filled with just produced Model 3s.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Salesforce.com’s (NYSE:CRM) hold over the customer relationship management (CRM) space over the years has been instrumental to the company’s terrific growth. What’s impressive is that the company has managed to keep up its momentum despite competition from bigger players such as Oracle, Microsoft, and SAP, and management’s ambitions indicate that the enterprise software specialist won’t be stepping off the gas.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Echelon Corporation(ELON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Echelon Co. (NASDAQ:ELON) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $4.07 and last traded at $4.18, with a volume of 9600 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $4.31.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: ArQule Inc.(ARQL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARQL) Director Ronald M. Lindsay acquired 23,900 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 10th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $2.67 per share, for a total transaction of $63,813.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 43,900 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $117,213. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of ArQule (NASDAQ:ARQL) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Saturday.

    A number of other research firms have also issued reports on ARQL. Roth Capital upped their price target on ArQule from $5.00 to $6.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 17th. Leerink Swann upgraded ArQule from a market perform rating to an outperform rating in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Zacks Investment Research lowered ArQule from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 4th. ValuEngine upgraded ArQule from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, B. Riley set a $4.00 price target on ArQule and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday, March 26th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The stock currently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $4.69.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ArQule (NASDAQ:ARQL)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by equities researchers at Needham & Company LLC in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. They currently have a $6.00 price target on the biotechnology company’s stock, up from their prior price target of $5.00. Needham & Company LLC’s price target suggests a potential upside of 134.38% from the company’s previous close.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Pentair plc.(PNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sound Shore Management Inc. CT reduced its stake in shares of Pentair (NYSE:PNR) by 11.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 2,239,543 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 281,506 shares during the period. Pentair makes up approximately 2.5% of Sound Shore Management Inc. CT’s holdings, making the stock its 26th biggest holding. Sound Shore Management Inc. CT’s holdings in Pentair were worth $152,580,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    WTI crude oil prices added 1.2% to hit $69.31 per barrel, while Brent crude added 1.4% to hit $74.50. The uptick came after Saudi Arabia hinted that it would like to see oil prices hit the top end of the $80 to $100 range. The key oil supplier has been working with other OPEC producers and Russia to support crude prices to reduce excessive global production. The nations’ agreement is expected to extend well into 2019 and potentially beyond that time frame.
    This morning, as it topped earnings expectations, Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) announced it will purchase the consumer health business of German pharma giant Merck KGaA (OTCMKTS: MKGAF) for nearly $4.2 billion. The deal will expand on P&G’s vitamins and health supplement business. This is the first deal made by P&G since activist investor Nelson Peltz won a board seat last year.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: PM, AXP, AMZN, COST
    Shares of Phillip Morris International Inc.(NYSE: PM) dropped 3.6% in pre-market hours after the company fell short of revenue expectations. Despite reporting earnings per share (EPS) of $1.00, a figure that topped estimates by $0.12, the firm fell short of the $7.02 billion in revenue forecasted by analysts.
    American Express Co.(NYSE: AXP) popped nearly 4% after the company easily topped Wall Street earnings after the bell Wednesday. The firm’s strategy to spend $2.35 billion on customer rewards promotions wooed a large amount of accounts and upgrades during the first three months of 2018. AXP reported EPS of $1.86 on top of $9.72 billion in revenue. Wall Street forecasted $1.71 per share on $9.20 billion.
    Amazon.com Inc.(Nasdaq: AMZN) is in focus after two stunning revelations emerged from the company on Wednesday. CEO Jeff Bezos announced that the company has more subscribers to its Prime service than Costco Corp.(Nasdaq: COST), while the average Amazon employee earned under $30,000 in 2017.
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    The hot list:

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

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

Top Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018

By Amareos

Europe’s banking sector is back in the spotlight – and, once again, it is for less than positive reasons. Unlike earlier episodes, however, the focus is not on the periphery of the region but its heartland. Obviously, we are talking about Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB), the largest investment bank in the EU, whose share price has taken a battering over the past several weeks (indeed, months). For a financial institution of this scale and global interconnectedness this is a worrying development for many. Indeed, some commentators have drawn comparisons with Lehman Brothers whose failure in September 2008 contributed, in no small way, to putting the Great in Great Recession.

The trigger for the latest slump in DB’s share price was the recent announcement by the US Justice Department that it intends to fine the German bank USD 14bn for alleged misselling of mortgage-backed securities. This fine was much higher than widely expected [1] and, coming so soon after the EU announced it was fining US tech giant Apple EUR 13bn [2], one has to wonder whether international politics had any bearing on the amount in question.

Top Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Computer Task Group, Incorporated(CTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    $88.05 Million in Sales Expected for Computer Task Group (CTG) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) CTG to Present at B. Riley Institutional Investor Conference on May 23 (finance.yahoo.com) Computer Task Group (CTG) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.08 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) ValuEngine Lowers Computer Task Group (CTG) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of brokerages recently commented on CTG. Zacks Investment Research lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 30th. ValuEngine lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Barrington Research reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Computer Task Group in a research report on Friday, April 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.13.

Top Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: GTx Inc.(GTXI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    GTx Inc. (NASDAQ: GTXI) will present additional data demonstrating duration of response following completion of treatment for its Phase 2 proof-of-concept clinical trial evaluating enobosarm 3 mg in postmenopausal women with stress urinary incontinence at the upcoming 2018 American Urological Association meeting on May 18.

Top Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Array BioPharma Inc.(ARRY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    It looks like the benefit-to-risk ratio is off the charts for larotrectinib as well as LOXO-292, but the number of patients with TRK fusion cancers that fail multiple existing treatments is somewhere between 1,500 and 5,000 each year in the U.S. Investors also need to understand that Loxo Oncology licensed its candidates from Array Biopharma (NASDAQ:ARRY) and owes its partner substantial milestone payments and mid-single-digit royalties on any sales they might generate. Loxo has partnered withBayer AG (NASDAQOTH:BAYRY), and if approved, the German giant will share U.S. profits with Loxo and pay double-digit royalties on sales abroad.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA) fell 23.4 percent to $5.25 in pre-market trading after a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.48 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.
    Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) fell 14 percent to $13.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat Q2 earnings and lowered FY18 organic growth guidance.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 13.2 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly results.
    Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC) shares fell 10.7 percent to $14.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 8.50 percent on Wednesday.
    BT Group plc (NYSE: BT) fell 9 percent to $14.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q4 results and announced plans to cut 13,000 jobs over the next three years.
    Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEL) fell 8.3 percent to $19.90 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that IMblaze370 Phase 3 pivotal trial of atezolizumab and cobimetinib in patients with heavily pretreated locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer did not meet primary endpoint.
    Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ: INFN) fell 8.2 percent to $10.80 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Synaptics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) shares fell 7.4 percent to $43.00 in pre-market trading. Synaptics reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ: GOLD) shares fell 7.4 percent to $76.23 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 earnings.
    Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART) shares fell 7 percent to $59.36 in pre-market trading. Integra LifeSciences priced its 5.25 million share public offering of common stock at $58.50 per share.
    Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRY) shares fell 6.9 percent to $12.75 in pre-m

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    Some of our newest plays are getting plenty of attention thanks to the biotech buying spree. Array Biopharma (NASDAQ:ARRY) is an instant winner for you thanks to yesterdays 18% pop. And your core holding XBI continues to rake in the gains.

Top Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(INO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INO) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, May 9th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.36) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.14) by ($0.22). Inovio Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 292.06% and a negative return on equity of 72.04%. The company had revenue of $1.53 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.50 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted ($0.31) EPS. research analysts expect that Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc will post -1.2 EPS for the current fiscal year.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Tuesday, small capInovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: INO) surged 22.63% after announcingthat its synthetic vaccine approach using a collection of synthetic DNA antigens generated broad protective antibody responses against all major deadly strains of H1 influenza viruses from the last 100 years. This includesthe virus that caused Spanish Flu in 1918. The study involvedmultiple animal models, including mice, guinea pigs and non-human primates. Given how bad flu season is this year, the announcement got plenty of attention asthe following technical chart shows:

Top Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE:USFD) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $35.82 and last traded at $35.76, with a volume of 54880 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $35.43.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of US Foods (NYSE:USFD) from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating in a report published on Tuesday, MarketBeat reports. The brokerage currently has $43.00 price objective on the stock.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion before the opening bell. Discovery shares rose 0.47 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading.
    Analysts expect Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion after the closing bell. Marriott shares gained 0.08 percent to $136.75 in pre-market trading.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. Veeco Instruments shares surged 14.04 percent to $19.50 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion. DISH shares gained 1.53 percent to close at $33.90 on Monday.
    Analysts are expecting US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) to have earned $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion in the latest quarter. US Foods will release earnings before the markets open. US Foods shares rose 0.57 percent to close at $33.72 on Monday.
    Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) disclosed that its CFO Andrew Vollero will leave the company and Amazon.com's VP Of Finance Tim Sloan will assume the role. Snap shares gained 1.3 percent to $10.88 in pre-market trading.

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Top Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: 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.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now

Note:

I have covered Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) previously, so investors should view this article as an update to my earlier publishings on the company.

In a rare move for a tier 2 firm sell-side analyst, Roth Capital analyst Craig Irwin Wednesday downgraded Plug Power’s stock to “Sell” and lowered his price target from $2.25 to $1.30, causing the shares to tumble almost 15%.

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to obtain the analyst’s full research note, so the following discussion will be based on the diverse extracts reported from several news outfits over the course of the day.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Computer Task Group, Incorporated(CTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

    Get Computer Task Group alerts:

    $88.05 Million in Sales Expected for Computer Task Group (CTG) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) CTG to Present at B. Riley Institutional Investor Conference on May 23 (finance.yahoo.com) Computer Task Group (CTG) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.08 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) ValuEngine Lowers Computer Task Group (CTG) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of brokerages recently commented on CTG. Zacks Investment Research lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 30th. ValuEngine lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Barrington Research reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Computer Task Group in a research report on Friday, April 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.13.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Stepan Company(SCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
    PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL) were down 14 percent to $76.53 as the company posted downbeat Q1 results.

    Epizyme, Inc. (NASDAQ: EPZM) was down, falling around 14 percent to $13.125. Epizyme announced Monday after the close that the FDA issued a partial clinical hold on the U.S. enrollment of new patients in tazemetostat clinical trials.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Stepan (NYSE: SCL) and Unilever (NYSE:UN) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Farmers Capital Bank Corporation(FFKT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, the financial shares climbed 0.31 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB), up 10 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the financial shares climbed 0.11 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG), up 10 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) shares climbed 30.3 percent to $11.05 after climbing 34.60 percent on Thursday.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) jumped 21.2 percent to $4.9699 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.
    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) shares climbed 18.8 percent to $7.89 after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ: FFKT) gained 15.4 percent to $48.75. WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ: WSBC) announced an agreement and plan of merger with Farmers Capital Bank Corporation.
    TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) climbed 10.2 percent to $66.76 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong forecast for the second quarter. TransUnion announced plans to acquire Callcredit.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares gained 9.2 percent to $3.9299 after rising 8.11 percent on Thursday.
    Pinnacle Foods Inc (NYSE: PF) gained 8.8 percent to $60.04 after a 13-D filing from Jana Partners showed an increased stake in the comapny, from 1.42 million shares at the end of last quarter to 10.83 million shares, or a 9.3-percent stake.
    Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) shares climbed 8.8 percent to $26.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG) gained 8.5 percent to $12.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) climbed 7.5 percent to $7.73 following Q1 results.
    Seaspan Corporation (NYSE: SSW) shares climbed 6.7 percent to $7.50. Deutsche Bank upgraded Seaspan from Hold to Buy.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) shares rose 4.6 percent to $14.63 after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) rose 4.3 percent to $47.80. Biogen and Ionis have expanded their strategic collaboration to develop drug candidates for a broad range of neurological diseases.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday morning, the financial shares climbed 0.50 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB), up 9 percent.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: athenahealth, Inc.(ATHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    In response to a buyout offer, shares ofathenahealth (NASDAQ:ATHN), a software provider to the healthcare industry, jumped 20% as of 11:05 a.m. EDT on Monday.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Athenahealth Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) shares jumped on Monday after it was announced that Elliot Management wants to take the company private. This is an unsolicited bid and the company has yet to respond. Either way, shareholders should be happy.

  • [By Simon Erickson]

    This could be a big win for the electronic health records (EHR) providers, such as athenahealth(NASDAQ:ATHN) andCerner(NASDAQ:CERN). Detailed, interoperable EHRs that can be shared across hospitals will be crucial for maintaining accurate patient records and developing improved treatment routines. That could, in turn, provide better patient outcomes.

  • [By ]

    One year after launching a campaign urging Athenahealth Inc. (ATHN) to consider “strategic options,” $35 billion activist investor Elliott Management on Monday launched a hostile bid to buy the healthcare technology company for as much as $6.9 billion including debt, in an all-cash offer.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) shares climbed 23.2 percent to $155.19 after Elliott Management confirmed a $160 per share cash offer for athenahealth.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) gained 21.3 percent to $8.83. Evolus named David Moatazedi as new CEO.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) climbed 18.2 percent to $3.12 after falling 39.86 percent on Friday.
    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) rose 15.6 percent to $27.53 after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) rose 13 percent to $2.26.
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC) gained 11.9 percent to $7.35.
    National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) surged 11.8 percent to $6.24 after the company posted upbeat quarterly profit.
    Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) shares gained 11.3 percent to $3.56.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) shares rose 8.8 percent to $18.875.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) rose 8.7 percent to $2.9683.
    Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE: KOS) shares rose 7.4 percent to $7.40.
    Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) rose 7 percent to $2.88 after climbing 1.89 percent on Friday.
    Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR) surged 6 percent to $15.93. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Cloudera with a Buy rating.
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) rose 5.1 percent to $257.35. Barclays upgraded Illumina from Equal-Weight to Overweight.

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Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now

In a CNBC interview this week, Warren Buffett was asked if he would still consider investing in gun companies after the school shooting in Florida and calls for corporate America to stop supporting the NRA and gun manufacturers.

This was his response:

“I think what the kids are doing there is very admirable, but I don’t think that Berkshire should say, ‘We’re not going to do business with people that hold guns. That would be ridiculous.

A few more interview excerpts on the same topic

“I don’t believe in imposing my views on 370,000 employees and a million shareholders. I’m not their nanny on that.”

“I think you should be pretty careful before a company takes a big political opinion.”

Its a mistake to start getting personal views and trying to impose them on an organization. You have to be pretty careful if youre saying youre not going to fly on this airline because of that or were not going to use this railroad because of that.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: News Corporation(NWS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation(AMTD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Online brokerage TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ:AMTD) just reported first-quarter results that showed an impressive uptick in new client assets, trading activity, and total revenue. The numbers certainly look great overall, but what about the future?

  • [By ]

    Darn hard to not like the numbers out of Action Alerts PLUS holding JPMorgan & Chase (JPM) . Profits up nicely in all segments vs. the fourth quarter. Big year-over-year spikes in return on assets and equity from a year ago. Trading revenue up thanks to the return of volatility in the first quarter (can’t wait to see the blowout quarters from TD Ameritrade (AMTD) and Schwab (SCHW) ). Good card revenue growth from the fourth-quarter bodes well for retailer’s first-quarter results.

  • [By ]

    TD Ameritrade (AMTD) is linking up with Apple (AAPL)  for its new beta business chat, allowing customers to message directly with the brokerage firm.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Southwest Airlines Inc. (NYSE: LUV) canceled flights across the country in order to inspect the engines of 40 different airplanes. The inspections come a week after a mid-air engine explosion caused the first U.S. air fatality since 2009. Money Morning Executive Editor Bill Patalon breaks down the aftermath of the accident, and explains what it means for both Southwest and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA).
    The price of Bitcoin pushed back toward $9,000 as the post-tax season breakout continues for the cryptocurrency markets. The total value of the global cryptocurrency market topped $400 billion this morning, a significant recovery from the massive downturn that occurred in the first quarter. As we explained on Saturday, now may be the best time to buy Bitcoin since July 2013. That month was when Money MorningDefense and Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson went on live television with a bold prediction forBitcoin (BTC), which would be followed by 25,351% gains at the peak of the cryptocurrency’s run. Find out where Bitcoin is heading next, right here.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: GOOGL, LUV, HAS
    Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) leads another busy day of earnings reports on Monday. Wall Street anticipates that the online media giant will report earnings per share (EPS) of $9.21 on top of $24.29 billion in revenue.
    Hasbro Inc. (NYSE: HAS) slumped more than 7.6% in pre-market hours after the company reported earnings. The toymaker reported adjusted EPS of $0.10, well short of the $0.33 expected on Wall Street. The firm also reported weaker-than-expected revenue for the quarter. The firm named Toys ‘R Us as a central reason for poor showing – the company recently liquidated its stores, impacting Hasbro Inc.’s (Nasdaq: HAS) bottom lines.
    Look for earnings reports from Halliburton Co.(NYSE: HAL), Alaska Air Group Inc.(NYSE: ALK), Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE: WHR), TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: AMTD), Kimberley-Clark Corp. (NYSE: KMB), Cadence Design Syst

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Computer Task Group, Incorporated(CTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    $88.05 Million in Sales Expected for Computer Task Group (CTG) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) CTG to Present at B. Riley Institutional Investor Conference on May 23 (finance.yahoo.com) Computer Task Group (CTG) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.08 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) ValuEngine Lowers Computer Task Group (CTG) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of brokerages recently commented on CTG. Zacks Investment Research lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 30th. ValuEngine lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Barrington Research reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Computer Task Group in a research report on Friday, April 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.13.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.(RKDA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Arcadia Biosciences (NASDAQ: RKDA) is one of 22 public companies in the “Agricultural chemicals” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Arcadia Biosciences to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Natural Health Trends Corp (NASDAQ: NHTC) fell 7.8 percent to $19.80 in pre-market trading after rising 1.46 percent on Friday.
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) shares fell 6.6 percent to $11.41 in pre-market trading after climbing 4.18 percent on Friday.
    Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE: QHC) shares fell 6.2 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after tumbling 11.45 percent on Friday.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) fell 6.1 percent to $7.31 in pre-market trading after declining 3.35 percent on Friday.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) fell 5.6 percent to $28.30 in pre-market trading.
    Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVFM) fell 5.3 percent to $6.06 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.73 percent on Friday.
    Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) shares fell 5.2 percent to $28.60 in pre-market trading. Xerox terminated its transaction agreement with Fujifilm and entered into a new agreement with Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason. JP Morgan downgraded Xerox from Overweight to Neutral.
    Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) fell 5.2 percent to $7.02 in pre-market trading. Cellcom is expected to release Q1 results on May 30, 2018.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) fell 4.5 percent to $74 in pre-market trading.
    Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: NBRV) shares fell 4 percent to $4.66 in pre-market trading

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares climbed 70.3 percent to $5.45 after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) surged 39.8 percent to $1.58 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) gained 25.6 percent to $11.50. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Aytu Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ: AYTU) shares jumped 21.8 percent to $0.4798 after the company late Monday reported lighter-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) shares gained 21.1 percent to $26.77 following Q3 results.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) rose 16.8 percent to $7.1271 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) rose 13.8 percent to $2.88.
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) jumped 13.1 percent to $6.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares gained 12 percent to $5.87 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) gained 8.4 percent to $3.96 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Rosehill Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: ROSE) surged 8.4 percent to $7.90 after announcing Q1 results.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) rose 8.1 percent to $0.5171 following Q1 results.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) rose 7.7 percent to $5.6103 following Q1 results.
    Nine Energy Service, Inc. (NYSE: NINE) shares climbed 7.4 percent to $35.90.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 6.7 percent to $6.40 after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
    MYnd
  • [By Chris Lange]

    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) watched its shares absolutely explode on Wednesday after the firm announced that it reached a couple key milestones. Specifically, the firm said that it achieved two technology milestones in its High Fiber Resistant Starch (RS) Wheat program.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Pacific Ethanol Inc.(PEIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX) posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday. The oil and gas company reported ($0.19) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.09) by ($0.10), Bloomberg Earnings reports. Pacific Ethanol had a negative return on equity of 8.84% and a negative net margin of 2.14%.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Pacific Ethanol Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX) saw short interest rise by 4.5% in the two weeks to 2.27 million shares, about 5.3% of the company’s float. Days to cover remained at five. The stock price rose by about 1.2% in the period. Shares closed at $3.40 on Wednesday, up nearly 8% on the day, in a 52-week range of $2.75 to $7.50.

Best Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now

Pennsylvania will officially legalize the sale of medical marijuana this spring, in what’s sure to be a huge catalyst for the Quaker State’s economy and the marijuana industry at large.

Pennsylvania will be joining its neighbors – New York, Maryland, West Virginia, and New Jersey – as the latest East Coast state to legalize medical sales.

With a population of nearly 13 million people, it will likely be one of the largest medical marijuana states in the country.

And even though the state’s medical marijuana program isn’t expected to launch for another few months, patients and physicians alike are already gearing up for massive demand.

Best Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Computer Task Group, Incorporated(CTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    $88.05 Million in Sales Expected for Computer Task Group (CTG) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) CTG to Present at B. Riley Institutional Investor Conference on May 23 (finance.yahoo.com) Computer Task Group (CTG) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.08 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) ValuEngine Lowers Computer Task Group (CTG) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of brokerages recently commented on CTG. Zacks Investment Research lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 30th. ValuEngine lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Barrington Research reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Computer Task Group in a research report on Friday, April 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.13.

Best Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Alphabet Inc.(GOOGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    I think Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Iron Mountain (NYSE:IRM), and Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) are great picks for investors in their 60s. Here’s what makes these three stocks stand out.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Everyone wants to talk about finding the next Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN), or Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL). But this can be like finding a needle in a haystack. The truth is… if you want to make real money, you need to do something completely different. You need to purchase boring companies… It’s the same strategy that made Warren Buffett the richest investor in world history. Money Morning Special Situation Analyst Tim Melvin offers a home run stock that offers a chance to begin building real wealth, right now.

  • [By ]

    RCN, backed by TPG Capital and Alphabet Inc.’s (GOOGL)  Google Capital, is an “over builder,” the industry term for a cable operator that enters markets with incumbent cable operators. Unlike Charter Communications Inc. (CHTR) and Cox Communications Inc., RCN competes directly against Comcast in some if its footprint.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    It’s earnings season again — and tech giants are readying their latest quarterly releases. This month, in particular, is packed with action, including earnings reports from Alphabet(NASDAQ:GOOGL)(NASDAQ:GOOG), Facebook(NASDAQ:FB), andMicrosoft(NASDAQ:MSFT).The three will report earnings on April 23, 25, and 26, respectively.

Best Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: News Corporation(NWS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

Best Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: RBC Bearings Incorporated(ROLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on RBC Bearings (ROLL)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of RBC Bearings Incorporated (NASDAQ:ROLL) have earned an average rating of “Buy” from the six brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $140.67.

Best Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC(FTAI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

    Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors (FTAI) Lifted to B- at TheStreet (americanbankingnews.com) BidaskClub Upgrades Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors (FTAI) to “Buy” (americanbankingnews.com) Active Mover Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC (NYSE: FTAI) (alphabetastock.com) Services Stock Buzz: Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC (FTAI) (stocksgeeks.com) Contrasting H&E Equipment Services (HEES) & Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors (FTAI) (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of FTAI opened at $16.25 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $1,365.03, a PE ratio of 135.42 and a beta of 1.56. Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors has a 12-month low of $14.25 and a 12-month high of $20.13.

Hot Tech Stocks For 2018

Michael A. Robinson

On Tuesday, we talked about a “Trump-proof” way to play China’s exploding social media and e-commerce markets.

I told you I would follow up soon with another tech-based “frontier” investment.

Today I’m keeping that promise.

With 1.3 billion residents, India is the globe’s second-most-populous nation. And it could surpass China in as little as five years.

India logged GDP growth of 7% in last year’s fourth quarter. That beat forecasts by 10%. Even if that were to slow by as much as 20%, India’s economy would still be expanding twice as fast as that of the United States.

In just the past decade, India’s $2.2 trillion economy has leaped past Italy, Brazil, Canada, South Korea, and Russia. That means it’s now the globe’s seventh-largest economy – and it could move up to fifth place by 2020.

Hot Tech Stocks For 2018: Computer Task Group, Incorporated(CTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

    Get Computer Task Group alerts:

    $88.05 Million in Sales Expected for Computer Task Group (CTG) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) CTG to Present at B. Riley Institutional Investor Conference on May 23 (finance.yahoo.com) Computer Task Group (CTG) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.08 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) ValuEngine Lowers Computer Task Group (CTG) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of brokerages recently commented on CTG. Zacks Investment Research lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 30th. ValuEngine lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Barrington Research reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Computer Task Group in a research report on Friday, April 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.13.

Hot Tech Stocks For 2018: Google Inc.(GOOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    API-centered businesses carry a strong promise in today’s interconnected and increasingly complicated technology environment. So strong is this promise that a new term — “API economy” — has been coined. Tech companies small and large — from Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) to Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) to Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) to Twilio (NYSE: TWLO) to Uber — all use API-based computer architecture. And because of the growth of mobile and the cloud, APIs are poised to become the go-to tool for sharing data across multiple networks and applications.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    Investors got a big shock when Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) reported its first-quarter earnings. The Google parent company is spending a lot more than expected.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google andLenovo (NASDAQOTH:LNVGY) recently launched the Lenovo Mirage Solo, a $400 stand-alone headset that runs Google’s Daydream VR platform. They also launched the Lenovo Mirage camera, a $300 point-and-click camera for capturing 180-degree VR content.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    Google may dominate digital advertising, but there’s still a $70 billion market for television ads in the United States that the Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary has been pretty much locked out of.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Its market cap has plunged, and its hundreds of millions of users are, if not fleeing, at least rethinking their relationship to its apps and social media platform. But CEO Mark Zuckerberg won some points with the public in his testimony before Congress. The three Fools ponder the data-driven, ad-powered business model that underlies Facebook, the way people trust it with their data, and what may change for the company in the wake of this scandal. They also pivot for a bit to consider Alphabet(NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), the most valid company to consider as a real competitor to Facebook in the broadest sense.

Hot Tech Stocks For 2018: j2 Global, Inc.(JCOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    J2 Global (NASDAQ:JCOM) Director W Brian Kretzmer sold 5,942 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.25, for a total value of $518,439.50. Following the transaction, the director now owns 6,764 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $590,159. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Hot Tech Stocks For 2018: L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc.(LLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    L-3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) missed out on much of the rally enjoyed by other defense contractors over the last year. The reason for the lagging performance was because the company was in the middle of a transformation plan aimed at propelling it into the ranks of those larger rivals. Judging by its first-quarter results, the efforts are already beginning to show results.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $223.00.