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Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania(UVSP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Univest Co. of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $33.33.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its position in shares of Univest Co. of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) by 65.2% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 353,718 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 139,590 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company’s holdings in Univest Co. of Pennsylvania were worth $9,799,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Univest Co. of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) was downgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report released on Wednesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Univest Co. of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Saturday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Univest Co. of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $26.35 and last traded at $26.45, with a volume of 107884 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $26.90.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Ascent Capital Group, Inc.(ASCMA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    After looking at last week’s top performing penny stocks, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with real growth potential that just popped up on our radar…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    New Age Beverage Corp. (NADAQ: NBEV) $3.94 286.79%
    India Globalization Capital Inc. (NYSE: IGC) $2.18 181.55%
    Ascent Capital Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ASCMA) $2.16 103.85%
    Netlist Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST) $0.73 80.56%
    Oragenics Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) $0.92 71.63%
    Astrotech Corp. (NASDAQ: ASTC) $3.44 68.37%
    Command Security Corp. (NYSE: MOC) $2.77 51.09%
    Oasmia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: OASM) $3.57 50.66%
    NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: NBY) $2.10 48.15%
    Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: NAVB) $0.25 45.72%

    While the gains these stocks made are exciting, they also highlight the danger of investing in penny stocks.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Central Valley Community Bancorp(CVCY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    Central Valley Community Bancorp (CVCY) Announces Dividend Increase – $0.08 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Is Central Valley Community Bancorp (CVCY) Outperforming Other Finance Stocks This Year? (finance.yahoo.com) Central Valley Community Bancorp announces stock repurchase plan (seekingalpha.com) Central Valley Community Bancorp Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend and Announces Stock Repurchase Plan (finance.yahoo.com) FY2018 EPS Estimates for Central Valley Community Bancorp Increased by Analyst (CVCY) (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of equities analysts have recently commented on CVCY shares. Sandler O’Neill set a $24.00 price target on Central Valley Community Bancorp and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 29th. ValuEngine lowered Central Valley Community Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Central Valley Community Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, April 20th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Central Valley Community Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 14th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Central Valley Community Bancorp (NASDAQ:CVCY) has trended somewhat negative on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Central Valley Community Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of -0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.2059216377978 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Central Valley Community Bancorp (NASDAQ:CVCY) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report issued on Tuesday morning.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Greif Bros. Corporation(GEF.B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Greif, Inc. Class B (NYSE:GEF.B) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, June 5th, Zacks reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 18th will be given a dividend of 0.63 per share by the industrial products company on Sunday, July 1st. This represents a $2.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.18%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 15th.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: McGrath RentCorp(MGRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ: MGRC) and Triton International (NYSE:TRTN) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ:MGRC) VP Kay Dashner sold 1,993 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.30, for a total transaction of $130,142.90. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 4,891 shares in the company, valued at approximately $319,382.30. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ:MGRC) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019

One of the most asked (and most important) questions in energy has no simple answer: What’s the future of coal-fired power in the United States?

On one hand, recent history hasn’t been very favorable to coal. A little over a decade ago, coal-fired power plants produced more than half of the electricity in the United States. An unprecedented rate of plant retirements cut that share to just 30.1% in 2017. 

On the other hand, most of the coal plants shuttered in the last decade were smaller and older — and some were only used intermittently to begin with. It could prove more difficult to jettison newer, larger power plants from the American grid — which is a large factor in the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s forecast that coal could still generate as much as 22% of the country’s electricity in 2050. 

However, that number doesn’t seem quite right based on the planned pace of coal plant retirements by America’s largest utilities and power generators. In fact, it’s possible the United States may close most of its coal-fired power plants by 2040. Here’s why.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: Central Valley Community Bancorp(CVCY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

    Get Central Valley Community Bancorp alerts:

    Central Valley Community Bancorp (CVCY) Announces Dividend Increase – $0.08 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Is Central Valley Community Bancorp (CVCY) Outperforming Other Finance Stocks This Year? (finance.yahoo.com) Central Valley Community Bancorp announces stock repurchase plan (seekingalpha.com) Central Valley Community Bancorp Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend and Announces Stock Repurchase Plan (finance.yahoo.com) FY2018 EPS Estimates for Central Valley Community Bancorp Increased by Analyst (CVCY) (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of equities analysts have recently commented on CVCY shares. Sandler O’Neill set a $24.00 price target on Central Valley Community Bancorp and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 29th. ValuEngine lowered Central Valley Community Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Central Valley Community Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, April 20th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Central Valley Community Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 14th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Central Valley Community Bancorp (CVCY)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Central Valley Community Bancorp (NASDAQ:CVCY) has trended somewhat negative on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Central Valley Community Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of -0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.2059216377978 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: The KEYW Holding Corporation(KEYW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    The Keyw (NASDAQ:KEYW) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) – Investment analysts at Seaport Global Securities issued their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for KEYW in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, July 16th. Seaport Global Securities analyst J. Sullivan expects that the software maker will earn ($0.20) per share for the quarter. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for KEYW’s FY2018 earnings at ($0.23) EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    The Keyw (NASDAQ: KEYW) and Leidos (NYSE:LDOS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Noble Financial reiterated their buy rating on shares of The Keyw (NASDAQ:KEYW) in a report issued on Tuesday morning. Noble Financial currently has a $11.00 target price on the software maker’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: GSE Systems, Inc.(GVP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    GSE Systems (NYSEAMERICAN:GVP) SVP Daniel Warren Pugh sold 4,400 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.75, for a total value of $16,500.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 51,613 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $193,548.75. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: Zynga Inc.(ZNGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) were up 12.5% as of 3:15 p.m. EDT Tuesday after Bloomberg reported that the mobile games specialist is a potential acquisition target.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) and Bilibili (NASDAQ:BILI) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market had another session of quiet trading on Tuesday, leaving most major benchmarks close to where they started. Declines early in the day gave way to more promising news from the bond market, where interest rates stabilized following last week’s big jump. Geopolitical and macroeconomic concerns continue to linger, and recent reports suggest weakening confidence in the prospects for global economic growth. Yet some companies benefited from good news that overcame the lackluster mood on Wall Street, and Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA), Pyxus International (NYSE:PYX), and Papa John’s International (NASDAQ:PZZA) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Gaming publishers are always looking for the next big thing. The odds of scoring a huge hit are vanishingly small, even for a short-term victory. Consider the case of Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA), the social gaming veteran that struck gold with FarmVille and Words With Friends once upon a time. The company went public at the very height of that adrenaline rush. If you bought in at Zynga’s peak share prices in the spring of 2012, you’ve weathered a 70% cut to your investment’s value so far. Like I said, it’s a long way down from the top.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) was upgraded by BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc.(HAWK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Blackhawk Network Holdings (NASDAQ:HAWK) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the eighteen ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, fourteen have assigned a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $44.75.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: Myers Industries, Inc.(MYE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) and Myers Industries (NYSE:MYE) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Myers Industries Inc.  (NYSE:MYE)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Myers Industries (MYE)

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019

Green investing in the U.K. fell 56 percent last year, sparking concerns in Parliament that the nation will not maintain its lead in clean energy or meet climate targets after leaving the European Union.

“Billions of pounds of investment is needed in clean energy, transport, heating and industry to meet our carbon targets,” said Mary Creagh, a member of Parliament who leads the the Environmental Audit Committee. “A dramatic fall in investment is threatening the government’s ability to meet legally binding climate change targets.”

The U.K. is a leader in clean energy, particularly offshore wind. Britain has installed more turbines in the sea than any other country and generated 15 percent of its electricity from wind and solar in 2016.

Free Fall

Green investing in the U.K. dropped 56% last year

Source: Environmental Audit Committee

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Central Valley Community Bancorp(CVCY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.(DNKN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Equities analysts expect that Dunkin’ Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN) will report sales of $342.67 million for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Six analysts have provided estimates for Dunkin’ Brands’ earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $348.90 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $334.91 million. Dunkin’ Brands posted sales of $218.52 million during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 56.8%. The business is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, July 26th.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    If nothing else, Dunkin’ Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN) investors should give CEO Nigel Travis credit for ever being the optimist. Despite lower same-store sales in the first quarter indicating that a streamlined menu offering fewer types of doughnuts didn’t help, Travis remains confident things will pick up as the year progresses.

  • [By ]

    Meanwhile, Hurst says Panera can do a better job with its coffee bean. That hints Panera, which is now owned by coffee king JAB Holdings, may soon be entering the premium coffee war being fought between Starbucks (SBUX) and Dunkin’ Brands (DNKN) .

  • [By ]

    Already, well-known short-seller Jim Chanos has disclosed a major short in the fast-growing Dunkin’ Brands Group (DNKN) .

    What’s more, the geopolitical landscape is such that short sellers are likely nearing a precipice of opportunity. With risks growing ahead of the mid-term elections, the chance that a market-rattling event takes place are higher than they might have been in previous administrations.

  • [By ]

    Dunkin’ Brands Group (DNKN) had little time to celebrate its better than expected first-quarter on Thursday as headlines erupted early that noted short-seller Jim Chanos has bet against the company. Chanos said in a TV interview that he has been short shares of Dunkin’ and Burger King/Tim Horton’s owner Restaurant Brands International (QSR) for about a year. Chanos’ main contention: valuations for the two fast-food heavyweights are too high and he thinks it’s better for restaurants to own their own real estate, rather than franchise. 

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Spirit AeroSystems (SPR) , Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) , Dunkin Brands (DNKN) and Wendy’s (WEN) .

    Cramer was bearish on Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) and Univar (UNVR) .

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: TTM Technologies, Inc.(TTMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 155.56 percent to close at $5.75 on Thursday.
    Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: INSP) shares gained 56.12 percent to close at $24.98. Inspire Medical went public Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The company issued 6.75 million shares priced at $16 each.
    Presbia PLC (NASDAQ: LENS) shares rose 53.02 percent to close at $3.55.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares rose 46.29 percent to close at $32.11. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) climbed 27.78 percent to close at $5.75.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares gained 26.27 percent to close at $21.15 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares jumped 22.16 percent to close at $4.30 on Thursday after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) rose 20.45 percent to close at $2.65 on Thursday.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) surged 18.36 percent to close at $9.99 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) jumped 17.68 percent to close at $35.74 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) jumped 17.4 percent to close at $5.87. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS) shares rose 17.32 percent to close at $14.90. Coherus BioSciences reported resubmission of BLA for CHS-1701.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares gained 17.17 percent to close at $31.05 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET) gained 16.02 percent to close at $2.68 following Q1 earnings.
    Ca
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) surged 73.3 percent to $3.90.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares gained 51 percent to $33.1365. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) shares jumped 34 percent to $3.00.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares rose 28.2 percent to $4.51 after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares jumped 27.8 percent to $21.40 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 20.5 percent to $8.920 after climbing 107.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) gained 19.5 percent to $ 5.97. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) rose 18.9 percent to $10.035 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) gained 18.3 percent to $3.0177. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to report Q1 results on May 15.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) rose 18.1 percent to $35.85 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares jumped 16 percent to $30.75 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTMI) gained 13.7 percent to $16.53 after reporting Q1 results.
    Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT) shares surged 12 percent to $40.06 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) rose 11.8 percent to $40.93 following Q1 results.
    Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL) surged 11.2 percent to $27.36. Engility reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) rose 10.7 percent to $19.10 following Q1 results.
    Logitech International S.A. (NASDAQ: LOGI)
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TTM Technologies (NASDAQ:TTMI) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eight analysts that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $19.80.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: American States Water Company(AWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Contrary to what many believe, it’s easier to find stocks to invest in when you’re in your 60s. That’s because your choices narrow down significantly as you filter out young, aggressive companies that typically carry higher risk. As you near retirement, you need a portfolio choc-a-block with mature, established businesses that have a visible growth path and preferably offer solid dividends to supplement your income. Three interesting stocks that fit the bill are American States Water (NYSE:AWR), A.O. Smith (NYSE:AOS), and Realty Income (NYSE:O).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    AWARE (CURRENCY:AWR) traded 3.3% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 9:00 AM E.T. on June 5th. During the last week, AWARE has traded down 0.7% against the U.S. dollar. One AWARE token can now be bought for about $0.0294 or 0.00000396 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including BigONE, Bibox and Allcoin. AWARE has a total market cap of $0.00 and $1.37 million worth of AWARE was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    In terms of dividend growth, only four of the above stocks — 3M, Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, and Procter & Gamble — feature among the 10 fastest dividend-growth kings. In other words, there are six other stocks from the dividend kings list that have grown their dividends at a faster pace than most stocks in the above table in the past decade, some even at double-digits.

    Six top dividend kings by dividend growth

    Dividend King 10-Year Dividend CAGR Current Dividend Yield Payout Ratio (TTM)
    Lowe’s Companies 18.5% 2% 34.5%
    Hormel Foods 16.3% 2.1% 39.2%
    Parker-Hannifin Corp(NYSE:PH) 14% 1.7% 35.2%
    Nordson Corporation 12.2% 0.9% 13.3%
    Dover Corp (NYSE:DOV) 9% 2% 37.4%
    American States Water(NYSE:AWR) 7.6% 1.9% 54.8%

    TTM: Trailing 12 months. Data sources: YCharts and Yahoo! Finance. Table by author.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) has increased its dividend each and every year for 63 consecutive years. That’s a feat unmatched by its water utility rivals, and most other companies for that matter. But that incredible run of dividend hikes doesn’t mean that American States is a good investment. Here’s the background you need in order to make a better call here.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: RXI Pharmaceuticals Corporation(RXII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares rose 44.7 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 23.2 percent to $65.01 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) rose 17 percent to $13.55 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) rose 13.8 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the FDA Advisory Committee voted in favor of WAYLIVRA for the treatment of familial chylomicronemia syndrome.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 9.4 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a collaboration with Iovance Biotherapeutics.
    ViewRay, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRAY) rose 13.7 percent to $8.80 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT) rose 5.6 percent to $32.00 in pre-market trading after falling 2.26 percent on Thursday.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5.6 percent to $9.30 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) rose 4.7 percent to $47.50 in pre-market trading.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 4.2 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) shares rose 67.5 percent to $49.96 in pre-market trading after Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced plans to acquire ARMO BioSciences for $50 per share.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) rose 62.8 percent to $11.30 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) rose 23.4 percent to $2.11 in pre-market trading following announcement that the company will pre-specify new subgroup with the FDA and report Phase 3 Part B results in June.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) rose 19.1 percent to $5.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 17.7 percent to $2.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 15.2 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after French company Total announced plans to acquire 25 percent stake in Clean Energy Fuels for $83.4 million.
    Everspin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRAM) rose 14.6 percent to $8.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported strong results for its first quarter.
    Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA) shares rose 11 percent to $27.50 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 sales.
    Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ: RUN) rose 8.9 percent to $10.70 in pre-market trading following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MediciNova, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNOV) rose 8.1 percent to $11.35 in pre-market trading after the company announced opening of Investigational New Drug Application for MN-166 (ibudilast) in glioblastoma.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) shares rose 7.7 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company reported that its President and CEO Hannes Portmann left the company. The company named Raymond Threlkeld as successor.
    Otter Tail Corporation (NASDAQ: OTTR) shares rose 7.4 percent to $46.60 in the pre-market trading session.
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    Shares of RXi Pharmaceuticals traded down $0.01, hitting $2.24, on Tuesday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. 55,400 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 275,015. The company has a market capitalization of $9.96 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -0.53 and a beta of 1.15. RXi Pharmaceuticals has a one year low of $1.90 and a one year high of $7.70.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc.(OLLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Bank of America downgraded shares of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (NASDAQ:OLLI) from a neutral rating to an underperform rating in a report published on Friday morning, MarketBeat Ratings reports. They currently have $68.00 price objective on the stock, down from their previous price objective of $75.50.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (NASDAQ:OLLI) had its price objective increased by JPMorgan Chase & Co. from $70.00 to $84.00 in a report released on Tuesday morning. They currently have an overweight rating on the stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (NASDAQ:OLLI) had its price target hoisted by stock analysts at Credit Suisse Group from $68.00 to $78.00 in a research report issued on Wednesday, The Fly reports. The firm currently has an “outperform” rating on the stock. Credit Suisse Group’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 3.59% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Swiss National Bank lifted its position in Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (NASDAQ:OLLI) by 0.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 85,200 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 800 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned about 0.14% of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet worth $5,138,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Kilroy Realty Corporation(KRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Kilroy Realty Corporation (KRC), a publicly traded real estate investment trust and member of the S&P MidCap 400 Index, is one of the West Coast's premier landlords. The company has over 70 years of experience developing, acquiring and managing office and mixed-use real estate assets. The company provides physical work environments that foster creativity and productivity and serves a broad roster of dynamic, innovation-driven tenants, including technology, entertainment, digital media and health care companies.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Kilroy Realty Corporation (KRC), a publicly traded real estate investment trust and member of the S&P MidCap 400 Index, is one of the West Coast's premier landlords. The company has over 70 years of experience developing, acquiring and managing office and mixed-use real estate assets. The company provides physical work environments that foster creativity and productivity and serves a broad roster of dynamic, innovation-driven tenants, including technology, entertainment, digital media and health care companies.

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    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Brian S. Dexheimer Sells 500 Shares of Plantronics (PLT) Stock” was originally posted by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this piece on another publication, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of US and international copyright & trademark law. The original version of this piece can be accessed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3355123/brian-s-dexheimer-sells-500-shares-of-plantronics-plt-stock.html.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) and Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cellcom Israel Ltd.(CEL)

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the health care shares rose 1.79 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Partner Communications Company Ltd. (NASDAQ: PTNR), up 8 percent, and Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) up 7 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares surged 0.58 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 5 percent, and Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) up 2.5 percent.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Millicom (OTCMKTS: MIICF) and Cellcom Israel (NYSE:CEL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
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    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.
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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: NextEra Energy, Inc.(NEE)

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  • [By David Zeiler]

    Entergy Corp. (NYSE: ETR)

    Market cap: $16 billion Dividend yield: 4.36% Current price: $81.96 Entergy operates in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. According to a January research report by Crescent Electric Supply Company, Louisiana offers the lowest Bitcoin mining costs in the U.S. at $3,224. Arkansas and Mississippi are both in the top 10, while Texas is 11th. In May ETR announced a joint 81-megawatt solar project, the Stuttgart Solar Energy Center, with NextEra Energy Inc. (NYSE: NEE).

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  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    In June 2001,NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) boasted a market cap of $10 billion, which ranked 30th among all utilities on the planet. Today, the company’s market valuation sits at just over $77 billion. Only one other global peer has a market cap above $60 billion.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Many stakeholders and technologies have played a role in this changing of the guard, but two companies in particular made incredible contributions: NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) and Xcel Energy (NASDAQ:XEL). The pair of renewable utility holding companies ended 2017 with a combined 20.7 gigawatts of wind power in their generation mix. Throw in budding solar portfolios and their total renewable energy capacity tops 24 GW.

  • [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 Joseph Griffin]

    Investors purchased shares of NextEra Energy Inc (NYSE:NEE) on weakness during trading hours on Thursday. $151.75 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $72.49 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $79.26 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, NextEra Energy had the 3rd highest net in-flow for the day. NextEra Energy traded down ($0.02) for the day and closed at $168.54

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The fear over 10-year U.S. Treasury yields breaking through 3 percent has been a long time coming, according to Societe Generale SA.

“Interest rates are already doing damage, people just haven’t noticed,” Andrew Lapthorne, the firm’s global head of quantitative strategy, said in an interview Tuesday. “Leverage in the U.S. is grotesque for this stage of the cycle. At the moment you’ve got peak leverage at peak prices. It’s not like you have to dig deep to find a problem.”

The number-one conversation Societe Generale’s having with clients right now is about the correlation between bonds and equities. But risks to corporate balance sheets is a bigger problem at the moment, particularly in the U.S. and China. Lapthorne said he worries about volatility in debt because of the impact it can have on the economy, particularly how it weighs on businesses and the job market.

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Credit markets may get choppier due to triggers like high-profile bankruptcies, such as Toys ‘R’ Us, or if corporate buybacks drop, Lapthorne said. While Credit Suisse anticipates fewer share repurchases this year, they’re an outlier. JPMorgan Chase & Co. estimates they’ll rise to a record $800 billion from $530 billion last year. Bank of America Corp. said if the current pace continues there may be as much as $850 billion in 2018, while Goldman Sachs Group Inc. sees buybacks becoming “less constructive” in 2019.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index Fund(IBB)

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

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Keith Speights, and Sean Williams]

    The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB)– which is an exchange-traded fund that holds nearly 200 biotech stocks — has drastically underperformed the S&P 500 over the last three years. That fact suggests that there are bargains to be found in the biotech space.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    After eking out a modest gain in the week ended April 27, the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (ETF) (NASDAQ: IBB) pulled back this week amid some not-so-encouraging earnings reports and negative regulatory decisions: Link

  • [By Jim Crumly]

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

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

    MUFG Americas Holdings Corp lessened its position in shares of First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) by 19.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 13,956 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 3,360 shares during the period. MUFG Americas Holdings Corp’s holdings in First Republic Bank were worth $1,292,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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    Commerce Bank lessened its stake in shares of First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) by 76.8% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 56,614 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 187,752 shares during the period. Commerce Bank’s holdings in First Republic Bank were worth $5,243,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Analysts Anticipate Central Valley Community Bancorp (CVCY) to Post $0.34 EPS

Wall Street analysts forecast that Central Valley Community Bancorp (NASDAQ:CVCY) will post earnings of $0.34 per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have issued estimates for Central Valley Community Bancorp’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.34 and the lowest is $0.33. Central Valley Community Bancorp posted earnings per share of $0.40 in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 15%. The business is expected to report its next quarterly earnings report on Wednesday, July 18th.

On average, analysts expect that Central Valley Community Bancorp will report full year earnings of $1.47 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.45 to $1.48. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the company will report earnings of $1.67 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.65 to $1.68. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that follow Central Valley Community Bancorp.

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Central Valley Community Bancorp (NASDAQ:CVCY) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.38 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.31 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $18.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $18.20 million. Central Valley Community Bancorp had a return on equity of 9.59% and a net margin of 21.26%.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on CVCY. Zacks Investment Research lowered Central Valley Community Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. ValuEngine upgraded Central Valley Community Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. Sandler O’Neill set a $24.00 price objective on Central Valley Community Bancorp and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 29th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Central Valley Community Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $23.67.

CVCY stock traded down $0.20 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $20.68. 14,836 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 27,088. The firm has a market capitalization of $287.27 million, a P/E ratio of 14.99, a P/E/G ratio of 1.78 and a beta of 0.09. Central Valley Community Bancorp has a 52 week low of $20.57 and a 52 week high of $20.76. The company has a quick ratio of 0.69, a current ratio of 0.69 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 18th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 4th will be issued a dividend of $0.07 per share. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.35%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 3rd. Central Valley Community Bancorp’s payout ratio is presently 20.29%.

In other Central Valley Community Bancorp news, Director Daniel N. Cunningham sold 4,500 shares of Central Valley Community Bancorp stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.08, for a total transaction of $90,360.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 132,156 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,653,692.48. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Daniel N. Cunningham sold 5,000 shares of Central Valley Community Bancorp stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.09, for a total value of $100,450.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 132,156 shares in the company, valued at $2,655,014.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 17.01% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in CVCY. Basswood Capital Management L.L.C. acquired a new position in Central Valley Community Bancorp during the 4th quarter worth about $2,894,000. State of Wisconsin Investment Board acquired a new position in Central Valley Community Bancorp during the 1st quarter worth about $1,976,000. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. lifted its holdings in Central Valley Community Bancorp by 26.1% during the 4th quarter. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. now owns 278,753 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $5,625,000 after buying an additional 57,772 shares during the period. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan acquired a new position in Central Valley Community Bancorp during the 4th quarter worth about $895,000. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its holdings in Central Valley Community Bancorp by 20.6% during the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 247,649 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $4,844,000 after buying an additional 42,268 shares during the period. 44.12% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Central Valley Community Bancorp

Central Valley Community Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for the Central Valley Community Bank that provides various commercial banking services to individuals, and small and middle market businesses. The company accepts deposit products, such as interest-bearing deposits comprising savings, NOW, and money market accounts, as well as time certificates of deposit; and non-interest bearing demand deposits.

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Famed investor andBerkshire Hathaway(NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) CEO Warren Buffett is known for preferring value stocks and dividend stocks. He has seen success with both by investing in undervalued companies and by buying dividend-paying stocks that help fill his coffers, funding acquisitions and further stock purchases.

There is a clear overlap between the value stock and dividend stock categories, but dovalue stocks make the bestdividend stocks? It’s a common question among investors. In the article below, I’ll first clarify how I define value stocks and dividend stocks, then examine the connections between the two categories, and look at both sides of the argument. Finally, I’ll share my thoughts about whether or not value stocks actually do make the bestdividend stocks.

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What is a value stock?

Value, like beauty, is often in the eye of the beholder, and in investing, value can be subjective. Generally value stocks can be described as companies that are currently valued below their peers despite having a solid core business and financial fundamentals, determined through certain valuation metrics.

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    Take Spice VC, a venture-capital fund that looked to raise $100 million and said it secured commitments for $40 million of that in a token pre-sale. It followed the terms of Rule 506c of the SEC’S Regulation D, which spells out conditions under which offers of securities are exempt from normal registration rules, and Section 3(c)(1) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, which allows private funds to avoid SEC rules. That meant, in Spice VC’s case, offering sales documents to a maximum of 99 prospective investors, who had to register on its website, certify that they are accredited (read: wealthy), provide proof of identification and respect applicable lock-up periods before selling their tokens. Issuers using the exemptions must check that buyers aren’t laundering funds and disclose operational information to the public on a regular basis after the sale.

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    Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) short interest increased slightly to 27.66 million from the previous level of 27.35 million. Shares were trading at $75.05, in a 52-week range of $56.55 to $80.70.

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Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2018: Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated(RGA)

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    RGA has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Wells Fargo restated a “market perform” rating and issued a $160.00 price target (up previously from $150.00) on shares of Reinsurance Group of America in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. UBS initiated coverage on Reinsurance Group of America in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $168.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Reinsurance Group of America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, March 12th. Morgan Stanley reduced their price target on Reinsurance Group of America from $138.00 to $135.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group initiated coverage on Reinsurance Group of America in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $164.00 price target for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $159.78.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Westpac Banking Corp grew its holdings in shares of Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE:RGA) by 96.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 9,188 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,516 shares during the period. Westpac Banking Corp’s holdings in Reinsurance Group of America were worth $1,415,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2018: Central Valley Community Bancorp(CVCY)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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