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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now

If a company raises its payout at an average annual rate of 15%, it will double over five years — a rapid trajectory that most dividend-growth investors will be very satisfied with. It didn’t use to be the case, but the tech sector has become a hotbed for promising dividend-growth stocks — as more companies in the industry have entered transitional business phases and are returning cash to keep shareholders happy as earnings slow.

Within that mold, here’s why Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP), and Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) should be on the shortlist for investors seeking stocks with fast-growing returned income. 

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Apple

Apple is transitioning to a more software-focused business to reduce its dependence on what looks like an increasingly cyclical market for its iPhone. It’s also been concentrating on returning more cash to shareholders, having made a big stock-repurchasing push and by ramping up its dividend. The company’s last payout increase came in at a hefty 16%, and there’s a good chance that management will continue to deliver rapid dividend growth while it builds up its software business and develops more substantial innovations to reenergize hardware sales.  

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Globus Medical, Inc.(GMED)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Globus Medical Inc (NYSE:GMED) by 8.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 421,775 shares of the medical device company’s stock after purchasing an additional 31,253 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned 0.44% of Globus Medical worth $21,013,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hill-Rom (NYSE:HRC) and Globus Medical (NYSE:GMED) are both mid-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Donegal Group, Inc.(DGICB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about Donegal Group (NASDAQ:DGICB) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Donegal Group earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the insurance provider an impact score of 47.2596177658095 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    NI (NASDAQ:NODK) and Donegal Group (NASDAQ:DGICB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends and risk.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Liberty All-Star Equity Fund(USA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    These are the participating banks:

    In the U.S.: Ally Financial, American Express, Bank of America, Bank of New York Mellon, BB&T, Capital One, CIT, Citigroup, Citizens Financial, Comerica, Discover Financial, Fifth Third, Goldman Sachs, Huntington, JPMorgan Chase, KeyBanc, M&T, Morgan Stanley, Northern Trust, PNC Financial, Regions Financial, State Street, SunTrust, U.S. Bancorp, Wells Fargo, and Zions. Non-U.S. firms: Barclays US, BBVA Compass Bancshares, BMO Financial, BNP Paribas USA, Credit Suisse Holdings (USA), Deutsche Bank USA, HSBC North America Holdings, MUFG Americas Holdings, RBC USA, Santander Holdings USA, TD Group US, UBS Americas

    Here’s a sample of recent analyst commentary:

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    Given that the Fed has indicated it would welcome a modest overshoot in inflation, markets would likely need to see wages grow by 0.4 percent or 0.5 percent to gain confidence in a fourth 2018 hike, according to Priya Misra, head of global rates strategy at TD Securities (USA) LLC.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Duff & Phelps Global Utility Income Fund Inc.(DPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about Duff and Phelps Global Utlity Inm Fd (NYSE:DPG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news 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. Duff and Phelps Global Utlity Inm Fd earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 48.1454031211079 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Ambarella, Inc.(AMBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Engineers Gate Manager LP bought a new stake in shares of Ambarella Inc (NASDAQ:AMBA) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 89,677 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,462,000. Engineers Gate Manager LP owned approximately 0.27% of Ambarella as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    Video processor maker Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA) was once a red-hot stock, thanks in large part to its position as a key chip supplier in GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) action cameras. Unfortunately for Ambarella, GoPro’s success was relatively short-lived, and on top of that, GoPro ultimately designed Ambarella out of future products. During the company’s most recent earnings call, Ambarella CFO Casey Eichler said that “GoPro continued to be immaterial in the current quarter.” 

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: International Business Machines Corporation(IBM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) has made another reality show of its most exciting technology. It has a system that can effectively debate a human, and perhaps win. The debate system almost certainly won’t help IBM revenue and the erosion the struggling company has done to its share price.

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    Salon Media Group is testing a blockchain ledger created by International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) to record ad-buying contracts, impression data, and how much Salon will be paid for the ads. Additionally, Unilever has begun using IBM’s blockchain to buy some ads in the U.S. and keep track of its transactions. Tech executives rank IBM as one of the top blockchain companies in 2017, with 43% rating IBM’s blockchain tech above all its competitors’ systems, according to Juniper Research.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Investors often consider Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) and IBM (NYSE:IBM) to be mature tech stocks that are owned more for stability and income than for growth. Yet over the past 12 months, Cisco’s stock surged nearly 50% as IBM advanced just 1%. Let’s see why investors were excited about Cisco but less thrilled about Big Blue’s prospects — and whether or not that trend will continue.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Since International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) began its latest transformation, the tech company has been building up its capabilities in fast-growing areas. These areas include cloud computing, analytics, artificial intelligence, security, and blockchain, to name a few.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Fidelity Southern Corporation(LION)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Fidelity Southern (NASDAQ:LION) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    RMB Capital Management LLC reduced its stake in Fidelity Southern Co. (NASDAQ:LION) by 10.9% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 684,220 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 83,927 shares during the period. RMB Capital Management LLC owned approximately 2.53% of Fidelity Southern worth $15,785,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Fidelity Southern Co. (NASDAQ:LION) by 6.7% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 1,680,359 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 105,499 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned approximately 0.06% of Fidelity Southern worth $38,766,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: PetMed Express, Inc.(PETS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall, George Budwell, and Daniel Miller]

    For instance, TerraForm Power Inc. (NASDAQ:TERP) is easy to miss because it operates in what’s still something of a niche: owning renewable energy projects and selling the electricity to utilities and industrial users. Then you have Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK), the company behind a handful of relatively well-known tool brands but not one that’s widely known among investors. It can get even more obscure, like Petmed Express Inc. (NASDAQ:PETS), the online pet pharmacy that’s certainly not a household name for most people and certainly not investors. 

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Nevertheless, several individual stocks failed to keep up. Read on to see why CTI BioPharma (NASDAQ:CTIC), PetMed Express (NASDAQ:PETS), and Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) each slumped today.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Petmed Express (NASDAQ:PETS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Petmed Express earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 47.0051994773148 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Petmed Express Inc (NASDAQ:PETS) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation, two have assigned a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $39.00.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Nabriva Therapeutics AG(NBRV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Nabriva Therapeutics PLC – (NASDAQ:NBRV) shares saw strong trading volume on Monday . 908,177 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 63% from the previous session’s volume of 558,242 shares.The stock last traded at $2.04 and had previously closed at $1.91.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [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 Ethan Ryder]

    Nabriva Therapeutics PLC – (NASDAQ:NBRV) shares hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $4.20 and last traded at $4.39, with a volume of 8914 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.29.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Illinois Tool Works Inc.(ITW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Illinois Tool Works (ITW) : “You don’t have to worry. This one is good. You shouldn’t be a seller.”

    PetMed Express (PETS) : “No, no, no, no. When we want pet drugs, we want Idexx Laboratories (IDXX) .”

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Within the investing world, Dover always used to be known as an industrial stock with heavy oil and gas exposure, but following the spinoff of its upstream energy business, now listed as Apergy Corporation (NYSE:APY), Dover is very much part of the multi-industry industrial group of stocks that includes companies like 3M Company (NYSE:MMM), Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW), and Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    Illinois Tools Works (ITW) shares fell after the company’s earnings report, but Cramer and the AAP team see it as an opportunity to buy more shares. Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Manning & Napier Group LLC grew its position in shares of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) by 8.5% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 48,901 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,828 shares during the quarter. Manning & Napier Group LLC’s holdings in Illinois Tool Works were worth $6,900,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now

&l;p&g;&l;img class=&q;size-full wp-image-7014&q; src=&q;http://blogs-images.forbes.com/baldwin/files/2018/04/0327_Murray-Vinyard-Vines_650x455.jpg?width=960&q; alt=&q;&q; data-height=&q;455&q; data-width=&q;650&q;&g; The Murrays of Vineyard Vines

Privately held Vineyard Vines is the subject of an &l;a href=&q;http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenbertoni/2018/04/10/how-vineyard-vines-built-a-giant-brand-without-raising-a-penny-of-equity&q;&g;entrepreneurial tale&l;/a&g; in the April 30 issue of &l;em&g;Forbes&l;/em&g;. What does its success tell investors about the public market for apparel manufacturers and apparel vendors? It might remind us that any business going from cold to hot overnight could just as easily go the other way. Such fashionable outfits as Abercrombie &a;amp; Fitch, the Limited and Wet Seal were once hot and then not so hot.

If you must invest in something stylish, go for a blue chip like &l;strong&g;Ralph Lauren&a;nbsp;(RL)&l;/strong&g; rather than a fast grower like &l;strong&g;Lululemon Athletica (LULU)&l;/strong&g;. Lauren has shrunk its footprint recently, but it&s;s still a solid business; its enterprise value (market capitalization plus debt minus cash) is an affordable 8 times earnings before depreciation, interest and taxes. Lulu&s;s multiple is 19.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Donegal Group, Inc.(DGICB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about Donegal Group (NASDAQ:DGICB) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Donegal Group earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the insurance provider an impact score of 47.2596177658095 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Boeing Company (BA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Boeing (NYSE:BA) CEO Dennis Muilenburg recently argued that the aerospace giant was becoming a less cyclical company. In other words, its revenue and earnings are likely to show less volatility in the future. This usually means the market will reward Boeing with a higher valuation than it has in the past. In turn, this could lead to a substantial rise in the share price. 

  • [By Steve Symington]

    But several individual companies enjoyed much greater gains than the broader market. Read on to learn why shares of Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN), Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Pretium Resources (NYSE:PVG) each jumped today.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) which traded down 4.14% at $340.06. The stock’s 52-range on the stock is $196.45 to $374.48. Volume of about 5.7 million was around 30% higher than the daily average. The company’s stock had no specific news, but tariff fears hit industrials like Boeing really hard.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) delivered 194 commercial jets in the second quarter of 2018, an increase of 11 compared to the 183 deliveries in the second quarter of 2017. Boeing delivered 763 commercial jets in 2017, and in January forecast deliveries of 810 to 815 for 2018, an increase of nearly 7% for the year.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    In 2017, Boeing (NYSE:BA) saw a somewhat surprising uptick in order activity after entering the year with modest expectations. The Boeing sales team is off to a great start in 2018, as well. By the end of May, the company had received 306 net orders for commercial jets compared to 205 during the same period in 2017.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) saw its golden cross last week, and since then the gap between the two averages has widened to more than 6% of the share price. The stock is considered one of the best dividend stocks for retirees to own. Shares are about 29% higher year to date, and analysts on average recommend buying shares.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Equus Total Return, Inc.(EQS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Melin]

    Taking that a step further, you can run searches on the Equity Screening (EQS) function using the new pay metrics or data on say-on-pay, which refers to shareholders’ right to vote on management remuneration. To see Russell 1000 companies with the lowest support on pay, for example, go to {EQS <GO>}. In the Add Criteria field, enter RIY and click on the Russell 1000 Index match. Next, enter Say on Pay, click on the Say on Pay Support Level item, and press <GO>. Click on the See Results | WATC button for a list of companies in the benchmark that you can sort by the percentage of shareholders supporting management on pay.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Equus Total Return (NYSE:EQS) has trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Equus Total Return earned a coverage optimism score of 0.39 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the investment management company an impact score of 51.7885599154335 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Chimerix, Inc.(CMRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Chimerix Inc (NASDAQ:CMRX) Director Ernest Mario sold 45,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $4.80, for a total value of $216,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 12,905 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $61,944. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc.(UDR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    UDR, Inc. (NYSE:UDR) SVP Harry G. Alcock sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.45, for a total value of $404,500.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 126,123 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,101,675.35. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    Contents:
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    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News articles about United Dominion Realty Trust (NYSE:UDR) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative 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 one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. United Dominion Realty Trust earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.5630416063411 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

Equities analysts predict that Tempur Sealy International Inc (NYSE:TPX) will announce earnings of $1.20 per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Seven analysts have issued estimates for Tempur Sealy International’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $1.12 and the highest estimate coming in at $1.24. Tempur Sealy International posted earnings of $1.00 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 20%. The firm is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, November 1st.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Tempur Sealy International will report full year earnings of $3.20 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.10 to $3.28. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the business will post earnings of $4.02 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.50 to $4.91. Zacks’ EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that that provide coverage for Tempur Sealy International.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Neptune Technologies & Bioresources Inc(NEPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Neptune Technologies & Bioressources (NASDAQ:NEPT) jumped as much as 20.4% today after the marijuana extracts specialist issued a press release reminding investors that it will change its name to Neptune Wellness Solutions on Friday. As it turns out, today was a great day to be at the top of the industry’s news cycle.

  • [By William Romov]

    …or take a chance at 207% returns in just 49 days with penny stocks like Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. (Nasdaq: NEPT)…

    …by the end of this step-by-step guide, you’ll know exactly how to do either on Ally’s discount online brokerage platform.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Neptune Technologies & Bioressources (NASDAQ:NEPT) gained nearly 24% today after the company announced a new multiyear agreement with Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC). The tiny technology company will supply cannabis extract products to complement the industry leader’s existing capabilities. Further information wasn’t disclosed. 

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    Neptune Technologies & Bioressources traded down $0.05, hitting $2.45, during midday trading on Tuesday, according to Marketbeat. 12,695 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 262,092. Neptune Technologies & Bioressources has a 52 week low of $0.70 and a 52 week high of $3.59.

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  • [By Keith Speights]

    Ancillary provider

    Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE:SMG) $4.3 billion
      Namaste Technologies (NASDAQOTH: NXTTF) $318 million
      Kush Bottles (NASDAQOTH: KSHB) $295 million
      Neptune Technologies & Bioressources (NASDAQOTH: NEPT) $220 million
      CannaRoyalty (NASDAQOTH: CNNRF) $203 million

    ETF

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Compugen Ltd.(CGEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Compugen (NASDAQ:CGEN) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Group increased their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Compugen in a research note issued on Wednesday, May 9th. Jefferies Group analyst P. Welford now anticipates that the biotechnology company will earn ($0.20) per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of ($0.21). Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Compugen’s Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.05) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($0.46) EPS, FY2019 earnings at ($1.00) EPS, FY2020 earnings at ($1.19) EPS, FY2021 earnings at ($1.37) EPS and FY2022 earnings at ($1.58) EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about Compugen (NASDAQ:CGEN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Compugen earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 47.9719981987303 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Compugen Ltd. (NASDAQ: CGEN) shares pushed higher on Thursday after it was announced that Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE: BMY) will make a $12 million equity investment as part of its collaboration on a cancer trial.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about Compugen (NASDAQ:CGEN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Compugen earned a media sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.0723272283748 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Independence Contract Drilling, Inc.(ICD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Independence Contract (NYSE: ICD) and Pacific Drilling (OTCMKTS:PACDQ) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Independence Contract Drilling (ICD)

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: iShares Core S&P 500 (IVV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Westwood Holdings Group Inc. decreased its position in iShares S&P 500 Index (NYSEARCA:IVV) by 3.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 32,085 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,282 shares during the period. Westwood Holdings Group Inc.’s holdings in iShares S&P 500 Index were worth $8,514,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Private Asset Management Inc. cut its stake in iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:IVV) by 85.0% in the third quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 711 shares of the company’s stock after selling 4,034 shares during the period. Private Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in iShares Core S&P 500 ETF were worth $208,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Doliver Capital Advisors LP increased its holdings in shares of Ishares S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:IVV) by 2.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 32,234 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 860 shares during the period. Ishares S&P 500 makes up about 3.7% of Doliver Capital Advisors LP’s portfolio, making the stock its 2nd largest holding. Doliver Capital Advisors LP’s holdings in Ishares S&P 500 were worth $8,554,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: TherapeuticsMD, Inc.(TXMD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of TherapeuticsMD (NASDAQ:TXMD) rose more than 24% last month, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. On the final day of July, the company announced the acquisition of a novel birth control product, Annovera, which then received U.S. Food and Drug Administration marketing approval in August.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    After receiving some analyst love, shares of TherapeuticsMD (NASDAQ:TXMD), a commercial-stage biopharma focused on women’s health, rose 13% as of 3:35 p.m. EDT Tuesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Oppenheimer set a $14.00 price objective on TherapeuticsMD (NASDAQ:TXMD) in a research report report published on Tuesday morning. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Kirby Corporation(KEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Swiss National Bank increased its stake in shares of Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) by 18.1% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 26,057 shares of the shipping company’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,000 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank’s holdings in Kirby were worth $2,005,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. bought a new position in Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 8,325 shares of the shipping company’s stock, valued at approximately $696,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    Vanessa Kirby doesn’t feel famous (msn.com) Investors Purchase Large Volume of Kirby Put Options (KEX) (americanbankingnews.com) ‘The Crown’s’ Vanessa Kirby Joins Dwayne Johnson in ‘Fast and Furious’ Spinoff (EXCLUSIVE) (msn.com) Noteworthy Monday Option Activity: MDXG, VMW, KEX (nasdaq.com) Kirby Corporation To Announce 2018 Second Quarter Results On July 25, 2018 With Conference Call On July 26, 2018 (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of analysts have commented on the company. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their target price on Kirby from $96.00 to $103.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kirby from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $96.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Wells Fargo & Co boosted their target price on Kirby from $89.00 to $100.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 1st. ValuEngine downgraded Kirby from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday. Finally, OTR Global upgraded Kirby to a “positive” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 29th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Kirby has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $86.44.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kirby (NYSE: KEX) and Teekay Tankers (NYSE:TNK) are both transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: 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 Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    SpartanNash Company (NASDAQ: SPTN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.53 per share on revenue of $2.38 billion.
    HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.48 per share on revenue of $13.57 billion.
    salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE: CRM) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    HEICO Corporation (NYSE: HEI) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.53 per share on revenue of $424.96 million.
    Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE: SB) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $41.10 million

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Ocean-going bulk shipper Safe Bulkers (NYSE:SB) reported its fiscal Q1 2018 earnings results on Tuesday — an “earnings beat” that nudged the company’s shares up 2%. But it took until Thursday for the real good news to arrive. Today, all of the sudden, the stock jumped out of its berth and closed 12.2% higher.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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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 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 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Donegal Group, Inc.(DGICB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about Donegal Group (NASDAQ:DGICB) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Donegal Group earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the insurance provider an impact score of 47.2596177658095 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF (EDV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    My preferred fund here is Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF (NYSE: EDV), which owns a basket of long-term, zero-coupon bonds. It’s better-known, larger, and, most important, cheaper than its competitor PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index Exchange-Traded Fund (NYSE: ZROZ). Both are poised to rally if deflation hits and the stock market falls. But EDV is cheaper, at only 0.07% expense ratio, compared with ZROZ’s 0.15%, and so it’s the one that makes the cut.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Sandstorm’s due diligence is thorough, they don’t just invest in any company. They like West Africa because they understand the area and the opportunities that exist there. Sandstorm is a royalty and streaming company, so they make these investments and receive cashflow deals that often kick in much later on. But they have already established a presence in Burkina and have deals in place with larger companies like Orezone Gold (TSXV: ORE) and Endeavour Mining (TSX: EDV). Sandstorm’s investment also potentially gives us access to their marketing department through something they call Launch Lab, and it looks like it will really benefit our own marketing efforts and will expose us to more opportunities over the coming year.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: EV Energy Partners, L.P.(EVEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    But before we show you our pick, here are the top 10 penny stocks to watch this week…

    Penny Stocks Current Share Price (as of Jan. 5) Jan. 2-5 Gain (as of Jan. 5)
    My Size Inc. (Nasdaq: MYSZ) $1.66 152.28%
    Cytori Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CYTX) $0.47 89.52%
    DelMar Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: DMPI) $1.675 58.02%
    CAS Medical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CASM) $1.09 55.71%
    China HGS Real Estate Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSH) $1.83 47.58%
    Aethlon Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD) $1.56 43.12%
    Midatech Pharma Plc. (Nasdaq: MTP) $1.23 43.01%
    Comstock Holding Cos. Inc. (Nasdaq: CHCI) $1.87 36.5%
    Cenveo Inc. (Nasdaq: CVO) $1.20 31.82%
    EV Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: EVEP) $0.6844 31.62%

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Hot Medical Stocks For 2019

What happened

In response to an analyst upgrade, shares of Tandem Diabetes Care (NASDAQ:TNDM), a medical device company focused on insulin pumps, rose 16% as of 11:30 a.m. EDT on Monday.

So what

Tandem’s shareholders can thank JP McKim, an analyst at Piper Jaffray, for today’s double-digit jump. McKim upgraded Tandem’s stock from neutral to overweight on Monday and increased his price target on the stock to $13.00. That’s substantially higher than his prior price target of $8.00 and also well above the stock’s closing price of $8.90 on Friday.

McKim’s decision to upgrade the stock was based on his belief that the company will boast a “superior closed loop system for several years” enabling the company to continue to grab market share at a rapid pace.

Image source: Getty Images.

A “closed loop” system is another name for an artificial pancreas, which is a combination device that will monitor a patient’s blood glucose levels and use an algorithm to dose them with insulin when needed. Tandem has been working with its partner DexCom (NASDAQ:DXCM) for many years to bring such a device to market. 

Hot Medical Stocks For 2019: Donegal Group, Inc.(DGICB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about Donegal Group (NASDAQ:DGICB) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Donegal Group earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the insurance provider an impact score of 47.2596177658095 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Hot Medical Stocks For 2019: Energy Fuels Inc(UUUU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Old West Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in Energy Fuels Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm purchased 578,496 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,003,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energy Fuels (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) shares saw an uptick in trading volume on Monday . 1,091,365 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 300% from the previous session’s volume of 272,846 shares.The stock last traded at $2.09 and had previously closed at $2.04.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energy Fuels Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,265,513 shares, an increase of 19.6% from the May 31st total of 1,893,582 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 589,166 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.8 days. Approximately 3.3% of the shares of the stock are short sold.

Hot Medical Stocks For 2019: LG Display Co., Ltd.(LPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on LG Display (LPL)

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  • [By Chris Neiger]

    LG Display’s (NYSE:LPL) shares popped 13.8% in July, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, after news surfaced early in the month that the company would be one of Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) next suppliers of OLED displays. Rumors had been swirling for a while, but the confirmation means LG will become a significant display supplier for Apple later this year.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    That’s set to change this year, with LG Display (NYSE:LPL) reportedly set to manufacture a portion of the OLED screens that Apple will use in this year’s iPhone lineup. And now, a third player may be set to join the fray.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Korean screen builder LG Display (NYSE:LPL) is having a rough year. Share prices have plunged 34% lower in 2018 and LG Display missed Wall Street’s earnings targets in each of its last four financial reports.

Hot Canadian Stocks To Own For 2019

Yahoo may have changed its name, but it’s still paying for a massive 2014 data breach.

Altaba, what’s left of Yahoo after the company sold most of its properties, has agreed to pay $35 million to settle charges that it misled investors about the hack, the US Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday.

In 2017, Yahoo completed the sale off its core business to Verizon for $4.48 billion. It retained large stakes in e-commerce company Alibaba and Yahoo Japan and changed its name to Altaba.

Yahoo knew that Russian hackers had obtained personal information from about 500 million of its users just days after the breach, according to the SEC. But it didn’t tell its investors and the public until two years later.

The information included birth dates, phone numbers and encrypted passwords.

Altaba told CNN it had no comment on the SEC’s announcement. The SEC statement says Altaba did not admit to or deny the findings.

In November 2017, a 22-year-old Canadian man named Karim Baratov pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit computer fraud and abuse and eight counts of aggravated identity theft. He will be sentenced this week. Earlier in 2017, the Justice Department also indicted two Russian spies and two cybercriminals for the breach.

Hot Canadian Stocks To Own For 2019: Donegal Group, Inc.(DGICB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about Donegal Group (NASDAQ:DGICB) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Donegal Group earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the insurance provider an impact score of 47.2596177658095 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Hot Canadian Stocks To Own For 2019: AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc.(ACRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBOT) rose 32 percent to $2.89 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it achieved robust viral clearance for its manufacturing process.
    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BW) rose 17.7 percent to $3.03 in pre-market trading after an amended 13D filing from Steel Partners Holdings shows a raised stake in the company from 6.99 million shares to 29.98 million shares, or a 17.8 percent stake.
    AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACRX) shares rose 12.7 percent to $3.55 in pre-market trading after the company announced the FDA acceptance of NDA for DSUVIA.
    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) shares rose 11.7 percent to $54.95 in pre-market trading. after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares rose 9.3 percent to $13.59 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) rose 8.1 percent to $3.46 in pre-market trading after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) rose 8.1 percent to $52.35 in pre-market trading after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNS) rose 8.1 percent to $5.65 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.30 percent on Wednesday.
    CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE: CVM) rose 6.1 percent to $3.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 9.51 percent on Wednesday.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 6 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading after reporting a loan deal for $40 million in term loans with Hercules Capital.
    Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SSI) rose 5.6 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS) shares rose 5.2 percent to $2.42 in the pre-market trading session after falling 2.54 percent on Wednesday.

     

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHCI) shares surged 115.8 percent to $4.3591. Comstock reported conversion of the majority of its unsecured, short-term debt into non-convertible preferred equity.
    Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBOT) jumped 38.2 percent to $3.0251 after the company disclosed that it achieved robust viral clearance for its manufacturing process.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) surged 26.7 percent to $61.40 after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) rose 18.9 percent to $2.58.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares gained 17.8 percent to $22.8009.
    The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) shares gained 17.5 percent to $21.07 after the company posted better-than-expected first-quarter results.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) rose 15.9 percent to $3.3613.
    Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ: DEST) shares gained 15.5 percent to $3.35 after the board announced late Wednesday the election of four activist-backed director nominees. Three women and one man comprise the selected group championed by NGM Capital’s Nathan Miller and Kenosis Capital’s Peter O’Malley. Destination Maternity had advocated for another slate of three men and interim CEO Melissa Payner-Gregor. The new directors are Holly Alden, Marla Ryan, Anne-Charlotte Windal and Christopher Morgan.
    AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXTI) rose 15 percent to $7.65.
    nLIGHT, Inc. (NASDAQ: LASR) gained 14.5 percent to $34.27 following Q1 results.
    Achieve Life Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHV) rose 14.3 percent to $11.4303.
    Bilibili Inc.. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares climbed 13.9 percent to $14.16 after announcing Q1 results.
    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BW) gained 13.2 percent to $2.91 after an amended 13D filing from Steel Partners Holdings shows a raised stake in the company from 6.99 million shares to 29.98 million shares, or a 17.8 percent stake.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) gained 13.1
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Cemtrex, Inc. (NASDAQ: CETX) fell 7.1 percent to $2.10 in pre-market trading after rising 4.15 percent on Friday
    Bioblast Pharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: ORPN) fell 7.1 percent to $2.10 in pre-market trading after dipping 9.05 percent on Friday.
    LexinFintech Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: LX) fell 5.9 percent to $17.15 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACRX) shares fell 5.1 percent to $2.80 in pre-market trading after dropping 1.67 percent on Friday.
    China Telecom Corporation Limited (NYSE: CHA) shares fell 4.1 percent to $45.70 in pre-market trading.
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) fell 4 percent to $8.00 in pre-market trading after tumbling 24.36 percent on Friday.
    Tuesday Morning Corporation (NASDAQ: TUES) shares fell 3.6 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading.
    Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE: CMCM) shares fell 3.4 percent to $11.90 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Qudian Inc. (NYSE: QD) fell 3.3 percent to $11.10 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) fell 3.1 percent to $32.53 in pre-market trading after announcing plan to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHCI) shares climbed 154.95 percent to close at $5.15 on Thursday. Comstock reported conversion of the majority of its unsecured, short-term debt into non-convertible preferred equity.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) jumped 33.45 percent to close at $3.87.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) gained 29.72 percent to close at $62.85 after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares rose 22.93 percent to close at $23.80.
    nLIGHT, Inc. (NASDAQ: LASR) jumped 21.52 percent to close at $36.37 following Q1 results.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) gained 20.28 percent to close at $2.61.
    The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) shares rose 19.57 percent to close at $21.45 after the company posted better-than-expected first-quarter results.
    AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXTI) gained 18.8 percent to close at $7.90.
    Catasys, Inc. (NASDAQ: CATS) rose 16.33 percent to close at $6.41.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) rose 15.68 percent to close at $23.09 on Thursday.
    Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNS) climbed 15.11 percent to close at $6.02 on Thursday after gaining 6.30 percent on Wednesday. Baird initiated coverage on Marinus Pharmaceuticals with an Outperform rating.
    Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ: DEST) shares rose 14.48 percent to close at $3.32 after the board announced late Wednesday the election of four activist-backed director nominees. Three women and one man comprise the selected group championed by NGM Capital’s Nathan Miller and Kenosis Capital’s Peter O’Malley. Destination Maternity had advocated for another slate of three men and interim CEO Melissa Payner-Gregor. The new directors are Holly Alden, Marla Ryan, Anne-Charlotte Windal and Christopher Morgan.
    China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF) gained 11.53 percent to close at $3.29 after announcing preliminary Q1 results.
    Bilibili Inc.. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares rose 11.33 pe

Hot Canadian Stocks To Own For 2019: Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc.(CRZO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in CRZO. Sterling Investment Advisors Ltd. purchased a new stake in shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas in the 4th quarter worth about $128,000. CIBC Asset Management Inc purchased a new stake in shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas in the 4th quarter worth about $212,000. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas in the 4th quarter worth about $235,000. Cypress Capital Management LLC WY purchased a new stake in shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas in the 4th quarter worth about $296,000. Finally, Bowling Portfolio Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas in the 4th quarter worth about $306,000.

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That bullish inventory number, along with the potential for even higher oil prices, sent oil stocks soaring, with several smaller producers spiking more than 10% today. Among that group was EP Energy (NYSE:EPE), Sanchez Energy (NYSE:SN), Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR), HighPoint Resources (NYSE:HPR), and Carrizo Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:CRZO).

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc (NASDAQ:CRZO) jumped nearly 13% by 1:45 p.m. EDT on Tuesday after the company reported stronger-than-expected first-quarter results.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO) was maintained as Buy but the price target was cut to $44 from $45 at Stifel.

    CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) was reiterated as Buy with a $79 price target (versus a $52.42 close) at Argus. The firm was very positive about its individual prospects but was still very concerned about a possible re-merger with Viacom.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Since independent oil and gas producer Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 results Tuesday morning, shares have taken a beating. Just looking at earnings per share (EPS) and revenues, the punishment seems to be worse than the crime.

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Becton, Dickinson and Company(BDX)

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  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Becton, Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) reported wacky results for its second fiscal quarter.This is the first quarter that the medical supply company has included results from itsacquisitionofC.R. Bard. But looking at the two companies on a comparable basis, it was a solid quarter for the newly combined company.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Donegal Group, Inc.(DGICB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about Donegal Group (NASDAQ:DGICB) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Donegal Group earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the insurance provider an impact score of 47.2596177658095 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Herman Miller, Inc.(MLHR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Herman Miller (NASDAQ:MLHR) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Friday morning.

    A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on MLHR. ValuEngine raised shares of Herman Miller from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Herman Miller from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Saturday, February 3rd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $41.67.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Viking Therapeutics, Inc.(VKTX)

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  • [By George Budwell]

    Over the past year, for example, gene therapy company uniQure N.V. (NASDAQ:QURE) and endocrine specialist Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX) both saw their shares skyrocket against the backdrop of a fairly weak overall market for biotech. Despite their rapid appreciation, though, these two stocks might still be incredible bargains for investors comfortable with high levels of risk. Here’s why.

  • [By George Budwell]

    Shares of Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX), a clinical-stage biotech developing treatments for endocrine and metabolic disorders,dropped by 30.1% last month,according toS&P Global Market Intelligence. What’s all the fuss about?

  • [By William Romov]

    Currently trading at $4.52 per share, Viking Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VKTX) develops drugs to treat fatty liver disease and post-hip surgery rehabilitation. It has the highest share price of the penny stocks on our list today.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares climbed 31.68 percent to close at $7.19 on Wednesday. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares gained 24.15 percent to close at $3.29. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) shares surged 24 percent to close at $6.82.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 20.25 percent to close at $4.87.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) shares surged 18.42 percent to close at $22.50
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) rose 16.15 percent to close at $83.34. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    Pain Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTIE) shares jumped 16.07 percent to close at $10.62.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) rose 16.04 percent to close at $14.11.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) gained 14.88 percent to close at $6.33.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) rose 13.96 percent to close at $5.55.
    Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) jumped 13.88 percent to close at $67.27 on Wednesday.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) jumped 12.59 percent to close at $11.98 after reporting Q1 results.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) rose 12.01 percent to close at $5.13.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) gained 11.93 percent to close at $3.19.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) climbed 11.66 percent to close at $24.52 on Wednesday after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M) rose 10.83 percent to close at $33.17 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter and lifted guidance.
    ChemoCentryx, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCXI) gained 9.36 percent to close at $12.50. Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on ChemoCentryx with a Buy rating.
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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation(COG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Comerica Securities Inc. acquired a new stake in Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 103,688 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,486,000.

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    “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. 

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    Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE: COG) has a strong position in the Marcellus Shale, a low-cost region for natural gas production that puts the company’s break-even around $2.00 per mcf against spot prices around $2.80 per mcf. The company owns the rights to an additional 3,000 drilling locations within its undeveloped footprint which gives it the potential to increase output easily.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. acquired a new stake in shares of Cabot Oil & Gas Co. (NYSE:COG) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 1,293,691 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock, valued at approximately $31,023,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Finisar Corporation(FNSR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    That buyout was considered a major blow to Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR), which wasalso reportedly mulling a bid for Oclaro. I’m not saying Finisar will buy Acacia, but the latter’s enterprise value of $740 million makes it a feasible takeover target for bigger fiber players.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is themostshorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 62.65% according to Highshortnterest.com.

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    Activist investor Glenn Welling of Engaged Capital LLC, the insurgent investor agitating for changes at TiVo, Rent-a-Center, on Tuesday, May 15, revealed new positions in Aratana Therapeutics Inc. (PETX) , Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (CCRN)  and Finisar Corp. (FNSR)

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) was up 2.9 percent Monday morning. The stock had fallen 4 percent on the Commerce Department news in April.

    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:

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Apple is the more immediate catalyst for Lumentum as it is currently the biggest buyer of VCSEL arrays on the market. It is estimated that Apple now supplies40% of the chipmaker’s top line as compared to none at the beginning of 2017. This is because Lumentum became Apple’s sole supplier thanks to a reported inability of rival Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR) to meetCupertino’s specifications last year. But the iPhone maker didn’t want to put all its eggs in one basket.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Alcatel Lucent(ALU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about Alcatel Lucent (NYSE:ALU) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Alcatel Lucent earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 45.9413628150958 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.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Digital Realty Trust Inc.(DLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    This has created some pretty compelling bargains in the real-estate sector. One in particular that I bought more of recently was 3.8%-yielding Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR), which in late February dipped below $100 per share for the first time since 2016 after weak results from a competitor spooked investors and caused all data-center REITs to plunge.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale cut its stake in Digital Realty (NYSE:DLR) by 23.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 9,559 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 2,909 shares during the period. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale’s holdings in Digital Realty were worth $1,103,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Carbonite, Inc.(CARB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Carbonite Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB) was reiterated as Outperform and the price target was raised to $35 from $30 at Oppenheimer.

    Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO) was maintained as Buy but the price target was cut to $44 from $45 at Stifel.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Carbonite (NASDAQ:CARB) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: The Descartes Systems Group Inc.(DSGX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Descartes Systems Group (NASDAQ:DSGX) (TSE:DSG) was upgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report issued on Thursday.

Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Donegal Group (DGICB) Stock Price

Media headlines about Donegal Group (NASDAQ:DGICB) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Donegal Group earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the insurance provider an impact score of 47.2596177658095 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Separately, TheStreet raised shares of Donegal Group from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd.

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Donegal Group traded up $1.25, hitting $14.25, on Thursday, according to Marketbeat. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,524. Donegal Group has a 12 month low of $13.00 and a 12 month high of $15.91. The company has a quick ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 0.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.15.

Donegal Group (NASDAQ:DGICB) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, April 23rd. The insurance provider reported ($0.57) EPS for the quarter. The business had revenue of $188.14 million during the quarter. Donegal Group had a negative return on equity of 2.89% and a negative net margin of 2.16%.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, May 15th. Investors of record on Tuesday, May 1st were issued a $0.125 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, April 30th. This is an increase from Donegal Group’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.12. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.51%.

In other news, major shareholder Mutual Insurance Co Donegal bought 7,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, April 30th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $21.00 per share, for a total transaction of $147,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. 7.20% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

About Donegal Group

Donegal Group Inc, an insurance holding company, provides property and casualty insurance to businesses and individuals in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwestern, New England, and southern states. It operates through four segments: Investment Function, Personal Lines of Insurance, Commercial Lines of Insurance, and Investment in DFSC.

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