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Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019

Stryker shares will rise on strong sales from its surgical implant and instrument products, according to J.P. Morgan.

The firm reiterated its overweight rating for Stryker shares, predicting the medical technology company will report earnings above expectations next year.

“We see multiple top-line drivers [for Stryker], including new product launches in multiple businesses (Knees, Instruments, Neuro, & Physio-Control at the top of the list),” analyst Robbie Marcus said in a note to clients Thursday. “Following a solid start to the year, we expect more of the same in the balance of 2018 with the company easily outperforming Street expectations on both the top and bottom lines.”

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Transportadora De Gas Sa Ord B(TGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Transportadora de Gas del Sur (NYSE: TGS) and Western Gas Equity Partners (NYSE:WGP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Transportadora de Gas del Sur (NYSE: TGS) and Antero Midstream Partners (NYSE:AM) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Freestone Capital Holdings LLC increased its stake in Transportadora de Gas del Sur SA (NYSE:TGS) by 56.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 177,803 shares of the energy company’s stock after purchasing an additional 64,160 shares during the quarter. Freestone Capital Holdings LLC owned approximately 0.11% of Transportadora de Gas del Sur worth $3,617,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Rich Smith]

    Grupo Supervielle SA (NYSE:SUPV), Grupo Financiero Galicia (NASDAQ:GGAL), BBVA Banco Frances S.A. (NYSE:BFR), Transportadora de Gas del Sur SA (NYSE:TGS), and Banco Macro SA (NYSE:BMA) — that’s a mouthful of words to identify just five companies from Argentina, but they’re all part of a big story coming out of that country today. At one point or another, these five stocks were up 10% or more this morning.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about Transportadora de Gas del Sur (NYSE:TGS) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Transportadora de Gas del Sur earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the energy company an impact score of 46.2643511773395 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Smith(ds)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Redwood Trust (NYSE: RWT) and Drive Shack (NYSE:DS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Drive Shack Inc (NYSE:DS)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $7.18 and last traded at $6.91, with a volume of 21368 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $7.04.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Chatham Lodging Trust (REIT)(CLDT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE:CLDT) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Tuesday.

    Several other research firms have also recently weighed in on CLDT. Zacks Investment Research cut Chatham Lodging Trust from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Friday, August 3rd. B. Riley increased their price objective on Chatham Lodging Trust from $20.00 to $21.00 and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. TheStreet upgraded Chatham Lodging Trust from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research report on Thursday, July 12th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a hold rating and set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Chatham Lodging Trust in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $21.20.

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    Kraft Heinz Co. (NYSE: KHC) is still licking its wounds after an abysmal earnings report on Thursday and a weak 2019 outlook. The consumer goods giant is looking to reshape its business as consumer tastes continue to evolve. According to reports, the firm – backed heavily by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A) – is considering a deal to sell its Maxwell House brand. Warren Buffett is also affecting shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). Although AAPL stock added 0.4% in pre-market hours, Buffett said he would not purchase more shares of the company stock at these levels. However, should AAPL stock pull back in the near future, the “Oracle of Omaha” would consider purchasing more. Earnings season may be winding down, but concerns about the U.S. brick-and-mortar retail industry are always high. This week, Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD), Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN), and Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) will report earnings from the holiday quarter. Look for earnings reports from American States Water Co. (NYSE: AWR), Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE: CLDT), EPR Properties (NYSE: EPR), Etsy Inc. (NASDAQ: ETSY), Life Storage Inc. (NYSE: LSI), Mosaic Co. (NYSE: MOS), Oneok Inc. (NYSE: OKE), Potbelly Corp. (NASDAQ: PBPB), Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (NYSE: APTS), Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ: RCII), Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK), and Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC).

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Lennar Corp.(LEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Lennar Corp. (NYSE: LEN) traded down nearly 3% Wednesday to set a new 52-week low of $45.39 after closing at $46.77 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $72.17. Volume was about three times the daily average of around 3.3 million. The company reported a beat on both profit and revenue this morning but lowered its forecast for the coming quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Lennar Co. (NYSE:LEN) shares reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $47.55 and last traded at $48.08, with a volume of 172512 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $49.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about Lennar (NYSE:LEN) has trended somewhat negative recently, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Lennar earned a media sentiment score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the construction company an impact score of 47.0777727072162 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Based on Lennar’s (NYSE:LEN) (NYSE:LEN-B) most recent earnings report, the answers to those questions appear to be yes. Not only do the company’s sales numbers look fantastic, but management already is taking the right steps to bring its finances back in order after the deal. 

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: NiSource, Inc(NI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wedbush Securities Inc. raised its holdings in NiSource (NYSE:NI) by 25.3% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 13,858 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,800 shares during the period. Wedbush Securities Inc.’s holdings in NiSource were worth $331,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Liberty Global plc(LBTYA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    UBS Group upgraded shares of Liberty Global PLC Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Friday morning, www.benzinga.com reports. They currently have $33.50 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $37.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    TalkTalk counts the cost of biggest ever customer gains (finance.yahoo.com) $0.12 Earnings Per Share Expected for Liberty Global (LBTYA) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Deal Valuation Disappointing But Liberty Global’s (LBTYA) Valuation Is Too Cheap To Ignore – Citi (streetinsider.com) Virgin Media searches for new leader as chief executive prepares to log off (telegraph.co.uk) Vodafone ‘highly likely’ to receive approval for Liberty Global deal, says Citi (proactiveinvestors.co.uk)

    Shares of Liberty Global traded down $0.17, hitting $28.77, on Thursday, Marketbeat reports. 1,665,800 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,234,886. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.79, a quick ratio of 0.33 and a current ratio of 0.33. Liberty Global has a 52 week low of $28.00 and a 52 week high of $39.73. The company has a market capitalization of $23.20 billion, a PE ratio of -12.56, a P/E/G ratio of 5.66 and a beta of 1.62.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Liberty Global PLC Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors acquired 1,977 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,312% compared to the average daily volume of 140 put options.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Genie Energy Ltd.(GNE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Genie Energy Ltd  (NYSE:GNE)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 07, 2019, 7:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Tuesday, the utilities shares surged 0.69 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: JE), up 4 percent, and Genie Energy Ltd. (NYSE: GNE) up 3 percent.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Genie Energy (NYSE:GNE) was upgraded by TheStreet from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a report issued on Monday.

    Shares of Genie Energy stock opened at $5.12 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 1.81, a quick ratio of 1.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05. The firm has a market cap of $125.72 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 168.67 and a beta of 1.59. Genie Energy has a 12-month low of $5.06 and a 12-month high of $5.11.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.(AXTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Axalta Coating Systems (AXTA) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Thursday (americanbankingnews.com) Axalta, the Philadelphia Eagles and Stroud Water Research Center Celebrate All-Pro Teachers with a Day of STEM in the Stream (finance.yahoo.com) Axalta Coating Systems Ltd (AXTA) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Insider Selling: Axalta Coating Systems Ltd (AXTA) EVP Sells 15,332 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Axalta Announces Price Increase on Industrial Coating Technologies in North America (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of research firms have weighed in on AXTA. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Axalta Coating Systems from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, April 27th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their price objective on shares of Axalta Coating Systems from $32.00 to $33.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. Nomura reduced their price objective on shares of Axalta Coating Systems from $35.00 to $34.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, July 11th. BMO Capital Markets began coverage on shares of Axalta Coating Systems in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $33.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Seaport Global Securities cut shares of Axalta Coating Systems from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 17th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Axalta Coating Systems Ltd (NYSE:AXTA) Director Charles W. Shaver sold 250,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.73, for a total value of $7,432,500.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 690,828 shares in the company, valued at $20,538,316.44. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE:AXTA) and Akzo Nobel (OTCMKTS:AKZOD) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: KAR Auction Services, Inc(KAR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of used- and salvaged-car auction operator KAR Auction Services (NYSE:KAR) plunged 19.5% in early Wednesday trading, following a disappointing earnings report Tuesday evening. That’s the bad news. The good news is that as of 2 p.m. EST, KAR shares had recovered at least some of their losses and were down “only” 11.2%.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC lessened its position in KAR Auction Services Inc (NYSE:KAR) by 82.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 8,204 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 38,635 shares during the period. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC’s holdings in KAR Auction Services were worth $450,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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    Operator

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    According to the Merrill Lynch views on the rise in older car models, this is expected to benefit dealers such as CarMax Inc. (NYSE: KMX) and America’s Car-Mart Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT), as well as auctioneer KAR Auction Services Inc. (NYSE: KAR).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE:KAR) – Equities researchers at Northcoast Research reduced their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for shares of KAR Auction Services in a research report issued on Wednesday, May 9th. Northcoast Research analyst J. Healy now expects that the specialty retailer will post earnings of $0.72 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.73.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Gamco Investors INC. ET AL reduced its stake in KAR Auction Services Inc (NYSE:KAR) by 0.7% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 448,050 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 3,000 shares during the period. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL owned approximately 0.33% of KAR Auction Services worth $21,381,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: The9 Limited(NCTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about The9 (NASDAQ:NCTY) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. The9 earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the technology company an impact score of 45.6853785900783 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019

Wynn Resorts (WYNN) soared nearly to the top of the S&P 500 today after Morgan Stanley argued that the casino stock had the potential to double.

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Wynn Resorts gained 4.8% to $104.30 today, while the S&P 500 finished little changed at 2,373.47. At 2:45, Wynn was easily the top performing stock in the S&P 500, only to be surpassed by Citrix’s (CTXS) late day surge.

Morgan Stanley’s Thomas Allen and team explain how Wynn could double:

Our AlphaWise work on Google search data and separate analyses of market trends suggest the Street is too low on WYNN’s Macau market share gains. Our base case implies 20% upside; bull case, the stock could double.

Consensus forecasts WYNN to essentially not grow Macau market share over 4Q16, despite the Aug ’16 opening of Wynn Palace (which increased WYNN’s room capacity by 170%) and the general view that the benefit from the property has been disappointing so far. We see upside to WYNN’s market share supported by (1) analysis of Google search trends, (2) current market dynamics and WYNN actions, and (3) the performance of WYNN’s first Macau property

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: CommVault Systems, Inc.(CVLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In addition, Elliott Management, which often pushes for M&A and other strategic transactions at targeted companies, made investments in EQT Corp. (EQT) , CommVault Systems Inc. (CVLT) , Sabre Corp. (SABR) , Teradyne Inc. (TER)  and Windstream Holdings Inc. (WIN)

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. lowered its stake in CommVault Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVLT) by 43.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 465,638 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 359,373 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in CommVault Systems were worth $30,662,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of CommVault Systems (NASDAQ:CVLT) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Saturday.

    A number of other analysts have also weighed in on CVLT. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group increased their price objective on shares of CommVault Systems and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of CommVault Systems from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating and set a $74.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 27th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of CommVault Systems from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Saturday, August 18th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $76.57.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CommVault Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVLT) VP Brian Carolan sold 5,484 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $71.90, for a total transaction of $394,299.60. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 102,796 shares in the company, valued at $7,391,032.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CommVault Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVLT) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the eleven analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $76.57.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Smith(ds)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Drive Shack (DS)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Redwood Trust (NYSE: RWT) and Drive Shack (NYSE:DS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Drive Shack Inc (NYSE:DS)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $7.18 and last traded at $6.91, with a volume of 21368 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $7.04.

Top 5 Casino 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 5 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Carter's, Inc.(CRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Carter’s Inc. (NYSE:CRI) announced first-quarter 2018 results on Thursday morning, detailing a strong performance in spite of the negative impact of the recent bankruptcy of Toy “R” Us on its large wholesale segment. Though shares initially fell almost 5% early on, Carter’s stock recovered to trade modestly higher by this afternoon.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fifteen ratings firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $120.27.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) has received an average rating of “Buy” from the fifteen research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $119.33.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wall Street analysts predict that Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) will announce sales of $684.12 million for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have issued estimates for Carter’s’ earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $680.20 million and the highest estimate coming in at $689.50 million. Carter’s posted sales of $692.12 million during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year-over-year growth rate of 1.2%. The firm is scheduled to report its next earnings results on Thursday, July 26th.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) have been given an average rating of “Buy” by the fifteen research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $119.75.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) by 15.2% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 155,087 shares of the textile maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 20,419 shares during the period. Carter’s accounts for about 1.6% of Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 10th largest position. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Carter’s were worth $16,809,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: OGE Energy Corporation(OGE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    OGE Energy (NYSE:OGE) was downgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Sunday, Marketbeat.com reports. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Natixis Advisors L.P. decreased its position in shares of OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE:OGE) by 35.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 24,287 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 13,258 shares during the period. Natixis Advisors L.P.’s holdings in OGE Energy were worth $796,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE:OGE) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $37.70 and last traded at $37.56, with a volume of 74419 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $37.21.

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On Friday, small cap The Stars Group (NASDAQ: TSG), a leading provider of technology-based products and services in the global gaming and interactive entertainment industries, rose 10.60% after updating its previously announced guidance ranges for the full year 2017 and announcing the prepayment of an additional $75 million of second lien debt. Through its Stars Interactive division, The Stars Group ultimately owns gaming and related consumer businesses and brands, including PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, StarsDraft, and the PokerStars Championship, PokerStars Festival and PokerStars Megastack live poker tour brands (incorporating aspects of the European Poker Tour, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Latin American Poker Tour and the Asia Pacific Poker Tour). These brands together have more than 113 million registered customers globally and collectively form the largest poker business in the world, comprising online poker games and tournaments, sponsored live poker competitions, marketing arrangements for branded poker rooms in popular casinos in major cities around the world, and poker programming and content created for television and online audiences. The Company also offers non-poker gaming products, including casino, sportsbook and daily fantasy sports; plus is licensed or approved to offer, or offers under third party licenses or approvals, its products and services in various jurisdictions throughout the world, including in Europe, both within and outside of the European Union, the Americas and elsewhere. 

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Pebblebrook Hotel Trust(PEB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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

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

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Camping World Holdings, Inc. (CWH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market was mixed on Thursday, with strength for the Dow Jones Industrial Average standing in contrast to weakness among the key technology stocks in the Nasdaq Composite. For the most part, those impacts canceled each other out for the broader market, with the S&P 500 showing only minimal changes from yesterday’s levels. The volatility shows that investors generally have some uncertainty about the future direction of the market, but some stocks managed to post substantial gains. Camping World Holdings (NYSE:CWH), Axovant Sciences (NASDAQ:AXON), and Sonic (NASDAQ:SONC) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Camping World (NYSE:CWH) was downgraded by research analysts at TheStreet from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY trimmed its position in Camping World (NYSE:CWH) by 37.8% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 10,006 shares of the company’s stock after selling 6,077 shares during the quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY’s holdings in Camping World were worth $448,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The popularity of recreational vehicles has been rising, and Camping World Holdings (NYSE:CWH) has been maneuvering itself toward the front of the pack to take advantage of the trend. Although competition in the RV business is fierce, the space is quite segmented, and Camping World has a golden opportunity to build out its national presence, and begin to unify its retail face under a single corporate roof — even as it branches out in new directions in an attempt to become an even broader, all-outdoors giant.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small cap retailer Camping World Holdings (NYSE: CWH) is the third most shorted stock on the NYSE with short interest of 43.65% according to Highshortinterest.com and shares are now at a key support level on the charts:

  • [By ]

    Camping World (CWH) dropped as much as 17% in trading Tuesday after the company reported revenue growth of 21%, a deceleration from the previous quarter’s growth of 35%. Additionally, CEO Marcus Lemonis said that unseasonably cold weather likely impacted the early part of the industry’s peak selling season. 

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Noah Holdings Ltd.(NOAH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Noah Coin (CURRENCY:NOAH) traded 3.3% higher against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 20:00 PM Eastern on February 3rd. During the last seven days, Noah Coin has traded 10% lower against the US dollar. Noah Coin has a total market cap of $6.11 million and approximately $75,297.00 worth of Noah Coin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Noah Coin token can now be purchased for $0.0002 or 0.00000005 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including YoBit, DDEX, Mercatox and Livecoin.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

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    Losers
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) fell 13.2 percent to $10.95 in pre-market trading after dropping 1.33 percent on Friday.
    Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE: SAN) shares fell 8.7 percent to $5.33 in pre-market trading after declining 2.83 percent on Friday.
    Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) fell 8 percent to $32.75 in the pre-market trading session.
    AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE: AER) shares fell 7.4 percent to $51.17 in pre-market trading.
    Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: INO) fell 7.4 percent to $4.54 in pre-market trading.
    Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) fell 7 percent to $31.83 in pre-market trading.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares fell 6.5 percent to $30.29 in pre-market trading after dropping 10.60 percent on Friday.
    Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOAN) fell 6.2 percent to $6.85 in pre-market trading.
    RedHill Biopharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: RDHL) fell 6 percent to $6.67 in pre-market trading.
    QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE: QEP) shares fell 5.8 percent to $11.45 in pre-market trading after dropping 6.75 percent on Friday.
    Noah Holdings Limited (NYSE: NOAH) fell 5.5 percent to $61.53 in pre-market trading.
    CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI) shares fell 5.2 percent to $11.70 in pre-market trading

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Noah Holdings (NYSE:NOAH)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The stock traded as low as $57.81 and last traded at $57.76, with a volume of 191661 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $54.50.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Yum! Brands, Inc.(YUM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    There are several different avenues available to investors looking to take advantage of the surging popularity of food delivery, including restaurants, grocers, meal kits, tech companies that support payment systems, apps and other logistics, and larger corporations that will undoubtedly make waves in the space. Let’s examine some of the options.

    Company Name Type of Business Market Cap (billions) P/E Ratio (GAAP)
    Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) E-commerce/Grocery $833.5 271.78
    Blue Apron (NYSE:APRN) Meal kit delivery $0.6 N/A
    Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) Restaurant $11.6 41.16
    GrubHub (NYSE:GRUB) Restaurant delivery $10.5 136.47
    Kroger (NYSE: KO) Grocery $20.8 24.53
    McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) Restaurant $131.3 22.14
    Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM) Grocery $2.8 18.2
    Square (NYSE:SQ) Payments $25.9 N/A
    Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) Retail/Grocery $247.4 28.66
    Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) Restaurant $27.2 15.0

    Data source: Google Finance

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Fmr LLC lowered its position in shares of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) by 65.7% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 772,899 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 1,478,690 shares during the quarter. Fmr LLC owned about 0.24% of Yum! Brands worth $60,456,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    The chart below shows how McDonald’s compares with some of its closest peers based on its valuation and expected growth rate.

    Company P/E Ratio 2-Year Expected EPS Growth Rate
    McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) 26.2 23.6%
    Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) 26.2 27.3%
    Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) 21.8 58.1%
    Restaurant Brands International (NYSE:QSR) 21.4 41.9%
    Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) 23.2 29.7%

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance. EPS = earnings per share.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Burney Co. increased its holdings in shares of Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) by 475.3% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 44,278 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 36,582 shares during the quarter. Burney Co.’s holdings in Yum! Brands were worth $3,769,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    These figures should be a relief for Niccol, who joined the company from Yum! Brands’ (YUM) Taco Bell in February. While he was largely welcomed by investors and received industry affirmation, some critics were skeptical of his franchising background, operational savvy and the disparity in ethos between Chipotle and Taco Bell.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: QuinStreet, Inc.(QNST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The mood was negative on Wall Street on Wednesday, and most major benchmarks finished in the red. Strength in the technology sector wasn’t enough to lift more cyclically focused benchmarks like the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the combination of an attack on Saudi Arabia that sent oil prices higher and some disquieting readings on the inflation front kept investors from feeling more confident about stocks going into earnings season. In addition, some individual companies had bad news that sent their shares lower. Analogic (NASDAQ:ALOG), QuinStreet (NASDAQ:QNST), and MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    QuinStreet (NASDAQ:QNST) Director James R. Simons sold 229,718 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.39, for a total transaction of $2,846,206.02. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of QuinStreet Inc (NASDAQ:QNST) by 41.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 99,823 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 29,306 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned approximately 0.22% of QuinStreet worth $1,275,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: PennantPark Investment Corporation(PNNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Garrison Capital (NASDAQ: GARS) and PennantPark Investment (NASDAQ:PNNT) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Live Ventures (NASDAQ: LIVE) and PennantPark Investment (NASDAQ:PNNT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of PennantPark Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:PNNT) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $8.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of PennantPark Investment (NASDAQ:PNNT) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Thursday morning.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Arlington Asset Investment Corp(AI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    POLY AI (CURRENCY:AI) traded 57.3% higher against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 0:00 AM ET on July 2nd. One POLY AI token can currently be purchased for about $0.0002 or 0.00000003 BTC on exchanges. POLY AI has a market cap of $454.00 and approximately $157.00 worth of POLY AI was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last week, POLY AI has traded 65.4% higher against the dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    POLY AI (CURRENCY:AI) traded 6.1% higher against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on May 16th. Over the last week, POLY AI has traded up 33.4% against the US dollar. POLY AI has a total market cap of $651.00 and approximately $802.00 worth of POLY AI was traded on exchanges in the last day. One POLY AI token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0003 or 0.00000003 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Arlington Asset Investment (NYSE: AI) and New Mountain Finance (NYSE:NMFC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    POLY AI (CURRENCY:AI) traded down 2.3% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM Eastern on June 13th. POLY AI has a total market capitalization of $294.00 and approximately $702.00 worth of POLY AI was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, POLY AI has traded 37.6% lower against the U.S. dollar. One POLY AI token can now be purchased for about $0.0001 or 0.00000002 BTC on exchanges.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Arlington Asset Investment Corp (NYSE:AI) insider J Rock Tonkel, Jr. bought 10,000 shares of Arlington Asset Investment stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 3rd. The shares were acquired at an average price of $8.79 per share, for a total transaction of $87,900.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now owns 359,115 shares in the company, valued at $3,156,620.85. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Smith(ds)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Drive Shack Inc (NYSE:DS)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $7.18 and last traded at $6.91, with a volume of 21368 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $7.04.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Redwood Trust (NYSE: RWT) and Drive Shack (NYSE:DS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and risk.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: InterOil Corporation(IOC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about InterOil (NYSE:IOC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. InterOil earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.5148763796823 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    I/O Coin (CURRENCY:IOC) traded 26.1% higher against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on August 17th. Over the last seven days, I/O Coin has traded up 50% against the US dollar. One I/O Coin coin can now be purchased for $0.39 or 0.00005901 BTC on exchanges. I/O Coin has a market capitalization of $6.55 million and approximately $14,268.00 worth of I/O Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2019: Enbridge Inc(ENB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) came roaring back in January. After tumbling 20% in 2018 due in part to a late sell-off in the oil market, shares of the Canadian oil pipeline giant rebounded 17.8% last month, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Driving that rally was a bounce back in the oil market as well as some bullish notes by analysts who follow the company.

  • [By John Bromels]

    It hasn’t helped that, in general, pipeline stocks have been having a rough couple of years. This is partly due to an overall industry slump, but different stocks have been hit for different reasons. For example, Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) took on a huge debt load to acquire Spectra Energy and weathered concerns about its cash flow. TransCanada (NYSE:TRP), on the other hand, was forced to cancel its Energy East and Eastern Mainline pipeline projects, which would have juiced long-term growth. 

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hennessy Advisors Inc. cut its holdings in Enbridge Inc (NYSE:ENB) (TSE:ENB) by 10.3% in the 3rd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 1,415,765 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 163,000 shares during the period. Enbridge makes up about 1.7% of Hennessy Advisors Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 8th largest holding. Hennessy Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Enbridge were worth $45,715,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.