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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019

The annual shareholders’ meeting of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A; BRK-B) lived up to attendees’ expectations and provided a lot of fodder for analysts and journalists to chew over and dispute between now and the next annual meeting.

For example, are deep, wide moats still necessary to ensure a product’s success? Buffet thinks so, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk does not. “I think moats are lame,” Musk said earlier this week.

Buffett’s comeback at Saturday’s meeting was typical:

Certainly you should be working at improving your own moat, defending your own moat, all of the time. And Elon may turn things upside down in some areas. I don’t think he’d want to take us on in candy.

Buffett was referring to Berkshire Hathaway’s See’s Candies business. Musk responded with a tweet that he is starting a candy company and “its going to be amazing.” Musk said he was “super super serious” about the promise. Will Buffett start an electric car company? Nah.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Industrias Bachoco, S.A. de C.V.(IBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bachoco (NYSE:IBA) declared a semiannual dividend on Thursday, April 26th, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 11th will be given a dividend of 0.432 per share on Monday, May 21st. This represents a dividend yield of 1.53%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 10th. This is a boost from Bachoco’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.42.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Western Union Company (WU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Western Union (WU) : “It doesn’t get any respect and it’s hard to own. There are better stocks out there.”

    Idexx Laboratories (IDXX) : “The pet story is a bull story, and I say buy.”

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Avalon Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 594,686 shares of the credit services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $11,436,000. Avalon Advisors LLC owned 0.13% of The Western Union at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Western Union Co. (NYSE: WU) dropped 2.9% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $17.38. Shares closed at $18.93 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $22.21. Volume was more nearly 10% above the daily average of around 6 million shares. The company’s stock was hit following an announcement from Walmart of a worldwide money transfer service.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT(EARN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Paloma Partners Management Co purchased a new stake in shares of Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT (NYSE:EARN) in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 44,499 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $485,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Rockwell Collins, Inc.(COL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    Military Avionics Systems Market by leading Industry Players (Avidyne, GE Aviation, Honeywell, Rockwell Collins) and Growth Rate (2018-2025) (emailwire.com) Program aims to connect Maryland’s college students and international businesses (msn.com) Rockwell Collins (COL) Expected to Announce Earnings of $1.89 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) KAI and Rockwell Collins team up for Korean Chinook upgrade (janes.com) German auto giant boosts bet on cutting-edge AR from Silicon Valley (finance.yahoo.com)

    Several research firms have commented on COL. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $143.00 price objective on shares of Rockwell Collins in a report on Friday, April 6th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Rockwell Collins from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. Cowen restated a “hold” rating and issued a $135.00 price target on shares of Rockwell Collins in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity decreased their price target on shares of Rockwell Collins from $140.00 to $137.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have assigned a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $134.13.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    First, CEO Greg Hayes has promised investors he was looking at strategic options that could be taken after the acquisition of Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL). As discussed previously, investors need to make a multitude of risk/reward calculations, across all four of its segments, before feeling fully comfortable buying the stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Raymond James & Associates raised its stake in Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) by 1.0% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 43,229 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after purchasing an additional 441 shares during the quarter. Raymond James & Associates’ holdings in Rockwell Collins were worth $5,822,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL) saw some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock investors bought 1,159 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 1,367% compared to the typical daily volume of 79 call options.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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    Should You Be Concerned About Colian Holding SA.’s (WSE:COL) Shareholders? (finance.yahoo.com) Rockwell Collins Awarded Training Display Contract From CAE (aero-news.net) Analysts Anticipate Rockwell Collins, Inc. (COL) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $2.24 Billion (americanbankingnews.com) You’re Better Off Sitting On The Sidelines In The United Technologies And Rockwell Collins Deal (seekingalpha.com) Wesco Renews Rockwell Collins Chemical Contract (sfvbj.com)

    Shares of Rockwell Collins opened at $139.18 on Friday, Marketbeat.com reports. The company has a quick ratio of 0.79, a current ratio of 1.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.97. Rockwell Collins has a 1 year low of $103.25 and a 1 year high of $139.63. The firm has a market cap of $22.70 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.63, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.81 and a beta of 0.71.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc.(SBH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019

If you are an adult buying a gift for your father next weekend, he may be old, and perhaps very old. Many people in their 50s and 60s still have fathers. Stocks for Dad? Probably conservative ones, and not too expensive.

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is one of the safest investments among U.S. stocks. It has not done much to make people money on price alone over the last year. Verizon trades at $49, near the middle of 52-week high/low range of $55 and $43. However, the stock boasts a yield of of 4.8%. The company’s rock solid balance sheet and cash flow virtually guarantee that dividend, even in an economic downturn. Verizon’s revenue has been relatively flat around $120 billion for the last three years. Last year’s net was $21 billion, about flat from the previous year. Verizon’s biggest risk is margin erosion in the war for wireless subscribers in the U.S.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT(EARN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: MarineMax, Inc.(HZO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares were also up, gaining 24 percent to $21.80 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares were also up, gaining 24 percent to $21.75 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.

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Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-A)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    Warren Buffett has often said in interviews and annual letters to shareholders that Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A)(NYSE:BRK-B) won’t be a hostile acquirer. That is, it won’t fight to buy a business its owners or management don’t want to sell. But that policy apparently doesn’t apply when Berkshire is acting as seller rather than a buyer.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    The most valuable company in the world got even more valuable last month. Shares ofApple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL) jumped after the iPhone maker turned in a strong second-quarter earnings report and got another vote of confidence from Warren Buffett andBerkshire Hathaway(NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B).

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    In the mold of a young Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B), Boston Omaha (NASDAQ:BOMN) is a small conglomerate designed to generate attractive long-term returns through the consistent acquisition of undervalued assets. Its current businesses include insurance, real estate, and advertising, and the company plans to expand within these areas and others via both acquisitions and organic growth.

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    Like most investors, Warren Buffett didn’t have a great first quarter. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) gained less than 1% through the end of March. That was enough to beat the S&P 500 index, but I doubt Buffett broke out his ukelele to strum and celebrate.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    The legendary billionaire investor has more than 30% of his $170 billion portfolio at Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A)(NYSE: BRK.B) dedicated to this one industry.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc.(CTT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Matarin Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of CatchMark Timber Trust (NYSE:CTT) in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund acquired 241,339 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $3,009,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News stories about Catchmark Timber Trust (NYSE:CTT) have trended positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Catchmark Timber Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.7951009345236 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brookfield Asset Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Catchmark Timber Trust Inc (NYSE:CTT) by 165.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 626,887 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 390,387 shares during the period. Brookfield Asset Management Inc. owned about 1.28% of Catchmark Timber Trust worth $7,817,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc.(UDR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

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Top 10 Stocks For 2019

It was d茅j vu all over again for the market as stocks followed yesterday’s playbook and gave back all their gains to finish little changed on the day. And with the Fed’s decision on interest rates on tap tomorrow, why wouldn’t they?

Bloomberg News

The S&P 500 finished little changed at 2,139.76 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average ticked up 9.79 points, or 0.1%, to 18,129.96. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.1% to 5,241.35. The S&P 500 had been up as much as 0.5% earlier today.

John Canally, chief economic strategist for LPL Financial, notes that almost no one expects a rate hike tomorrow:

Has the market priced in a rate hike at this week’s meeting?

In short, no. As of Monday morning, September 19, the fed funds futures market has priced in just a 20% chance of a 25 basis point (0.25%) rate hike at this weeks meeting. Another good proxy for what the market is pricing in is the yield on the 2-year Treasury note, the Treasury note most sensitive to the Feds actions. The 2-year note yield has moved from 0.55% in late July 2016in the aftermath of the late June Brexit vote and a weak June 2016 employment report (released in early July 2016)to just under 0.80% here in mid-September 2016. At just 0.80%, the 2-year yield is below where it was (1.0%) when the Fed hiked rates in mid-December 2015.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Franklin Resources, Inc.(BEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Franklin Resources Inc. (NYSE: BEN) traded down about 2% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $32.41 after closing Tuesday at $33.09. The stock’s 52-week high is $47.65. Volume was about equal to the daily average of around 3.6 million shares. The company had no specific news Wednesday.

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors, LLCFifth Third Bancorp (FITB) – 7,424,558 shares, 43.91% of the total portfolio. New PositionUnited States Steel Corp (X) – 3,763,643 shares, 25.82% of the total portfolio. Franklin Resources Inc (BEN) – 1,825,092 shares, 15.42% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.44%Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (CLF) – 1,780,977 shares, 2.5% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 1.33%Finisar Corp (FNSR) – 349,639 shares, 1.39% of t

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

  • [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.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Apple Inc.(AAPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) current product cycle got off to a bumpy start. The company announced three new iPhones in mid-September — iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X — but it only began shipping the former two in September. Apple didn’t even begin taking pre-orders for the iPhone X until late October, and deliveries didn’t begin until early November.

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    TheStreet’s founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer weighs in on Tuesday’s trending stocks from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange including Home Depot (HD) , Apple (AAPL) and Shake Shack (SHAK) .

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    One trend you might have noticed is that major systems companies (e.g. smartphone vendors, cloud service providers) are starting to design their own chips.Apple(NASDAQ:AAPL) is probably the highest-profile example of this with its custom iPhone and iPad processors, though companies like Alphabethave started building their own chips as well.

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    Earnings per share of $3.27 beat a $1.24 consensus, while revenue of $51.04 billion beat a $49.92 billion consensus. Shares of Amazon spiked more than 7% after hours to around $1,609. Amazon’s market cap now stands at approximately $780 billion, about 9% shy of Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) $833 billion market cap.

  • [By ]

    Can you blame the market for placing its chips on the streaming content giant? Look at the easy base case on why an investor should like the stock:

    No talk of government regulation as is the case with other FAANG names Facebook (FB) and Action Alerts PLUS holding Amazon (AMZN) .  A permanent expectation that a company such as Apple (AAPL)  or Disney (DIS) will eventually acquire Netflix.  Growth hasn’t sharply slowed as are the situations at Apple and Alphabet (GOOGL) .  While Netflix has its competitors (Hulu, Amazon etc.), there is no one stepping up to compete with the company’s owned content efforts.  People continue to cut-the-cord, playing right into the Netflix business model. 

    To be sure, there are likely hundreds of other reasons for the relative out-performance of the stock. For instance, Goldman Sachs (GS) analyst Heath Terry thinks Netflix’s financial results stand to get even stronger amid stepped up market efforts. 

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: SPDR Blmbg Barclays Intl Trs Bd ETF (BWX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Spdr Bloomberg Barclays International Treasury Bond Etf (BMV:BWX) was the target of a significant decline in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 98,671 shares, a decline of 86.0% from the April 13th total of 706,330 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 636,403 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.2 days.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Pan American Silver Corp.(PAAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS) (TSE:PAAS) shares shot up 0.7% on Friday . The stock traded as high as $18.39 and last traded at $18.17. 97,207 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 91% from the average session volume of 1,076,284 shares. The stock had previously closed at $18.29.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Axsome Therapeutics, Inc.(AXSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Axsome Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AXSM) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported ($0.19) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.28) by $0.09, Bloomberg Earnings reports.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares gained 86.76 percent to close at $11.00 on Thursday.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares climbed 47.06 percent to close at $7.00 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) jumped 24.92 percent to close at $4.06.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares climbed 23.26 percent to close at $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 24.44 percent to close at $422.50 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) gained 17.75 percent to close at $18.64 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) rose 16.59 percent to close at $12.30 following Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 16.06 percent to close at $15.25.
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares climbed 14.5 percent to close at $121.42 as the company posted reported Q1 beat And raised FY18 outlook.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares gained 13.7 percent to close at $11.04 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 13.21 percent to close at $3.00 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) jumped 13.06 percent to close at $257.40 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    BioTelemetry,
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares shot up 52 percent to $7.235 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares gained 24.2 percent to $21.80 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 22 percent to $2.625 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) jumped 21.3 percent to $411.871 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 17 percent to $3.10 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) rose 15.9 percent to $18.34 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) gained 15.6 percent to $12.20 following Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) surged 14.4 percent to $260.3901 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) gained 13.8 percent to $3.70.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 13.5 percent to $29.815 after reporting strong Q1 results.
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 13.5 percent to $38.30 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 13.1 percent to $10.985 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) shares gained 11.8 percent to $63.59 following Q1 results. California Water Service Group made an offer for SJW.
    Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) climbed 9.8 percent to $278.40 following Q1 results.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS)
  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Axsome Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) traded down about 43% Tuesday and posted a new 52-week low of $3.20 after closing Monday at $5.55. The 52-week high is $6.45. Volume was about 3.8 million, about 19 times the daily average of around 220,000 shares. The company will stop a “futile” portion of a trial of its treatment for knee osteoarthritis.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: THL Credit, Inc.(TCRD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Thl Credit (NASDAQ: TCRD) and Tian Ge Interactiv (OTCMKTS:TGRVF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Avangrid, Inc.(AGR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $4.60 billion.
    Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $5.75 billion.
    Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.09 per share on revenue of $815.16 million.
    Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $1.82 billion.
    Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $822.15 million.
    Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LECO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $729.83 million.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $251.93 million.
    FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $3.43 billion.
    Koninklijke Philips NV (ADR) (NYSE: PHG) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE: BOH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $162.39 million.
    Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $1.72 billion.

     

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Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Golar LNG Partners LP(GMLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media stories about Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ:GMLP) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Golar LNG Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the shipping company an impact score of 46.501475004652 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT(EARN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019

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

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

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

Financials lag

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

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

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

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

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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

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

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

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

    Company What it does…
    Mercadolibre(NASDAQ:MELI) Leading e-commerce player in Latin America
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    Shopify(NYSE:SHOP) Helps merchants create an e-commerce presence
    Ellie Mae(NYSE:ELLI) Offers platform to help streamline mortgage origination and refinancing business
    Paycom Solutions(NYSE:PAYC) Maintains and develops cloud solutions for HR departments

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

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

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

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

  • [By Paul Ausick]

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

  • [By Paul Ausick]

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

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

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  • [By Danny Vena]

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  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

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  • [By Danny Vena]

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  • [By Leo Sun]

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

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

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

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

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

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Ellington Residential (EARN) Major Shareholder Buys $134,095.34 in Stock

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

Holdings L.P. Blackstone III also recently made the following trade(s):

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On Friday, May 11th, Holdings L.P. Blackstone III bought 19,475 shares of Ellington Residential stock. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $11.11 per share, for a total transaction of $216,367.25. On Friday, March 16th, Holdings L.P. Blackstone III bought 13,978 shares of Ellington Residential stock. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $11.42 per share, for a total transaction of $159,628.76. On Monday, March 12th, Holdings L.P. Blackstone III bought 7,841 shares of Ellington Residential stock. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $11.43 per share, for a total transaction of $89,622.63. On Thursday, March 8th, Holdings L.P. Blackstone III bought 10,855 shares of Ellington Residential stock. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $11.01 per share, for a total transaction of $119,513.55. On Tuesday, March 6th, Holdings L.P. Blackstone III bought 18,002 shares of Ellington Residential stock. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $10.81 per share, for a total transaction of $194,601.62.

EARN stock opened at $11.14 on Friday. Ellington Residential has a twelve month low of $11.18 and a twelve month high of $11.23. The company has a market cap of $142.25 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.19 and a beta of 0.39.

Ellington Residential (NYSE:EARN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.34 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.40 by ($0.06). Ellington Residential had a return on equity of 10.93% and a net margin of 17.60%. The company had revenue of $6.18 million for the quarter. sell-side analysts expect that Ellington Residential will post 1.4 EPS for the current year.

Ellington Residential announced that its board has authorized a share repurchase program on Thursday, February 8th that authorizes the company to buyback 1,200,000 outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the real estate investment trust to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are typically an indication that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, April 25th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 29th were issued a dividend of $0.37 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 28th. This represents a $1.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 13.29%. Ellington Residential’s payout ratio is currently 82.22%.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in EARN. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its holdings in Ellington Residential by 385.3% during the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 22,616 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $272,000 after purchasing an additional 17,956 shares in the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its holdings in Ellington Residential by 29.2% during the fourth quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 24,778 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $299,000 after purchasing an additional 5,607 shares in the last quarter. Jefferies Group LLC raised its holdings in Ellington Residential by 128.3% during the fourth quarter. Jefferies Group LLC now owns 28,115 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $339,000 after purchasing an additional 15,802 shares in the last quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC raised its holdings in Ellington Residential by 262.3% during the fourth quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 28,916 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $348,000 after purchasing an additional 20,935 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BB&T Securities LLC raised its holdings in Ellington Residential by 33.1% during the first quarter. BB&T Securities LLC now owns 37,175 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $407,000 after purchasing an additional 9,250 shares in the last quarter. 68.61% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on EARN. ValuEngine cut shares of Ellington Residential from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. TheStreet cut shares of Ellington Residential from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Ellington Residential from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and one has given a hold rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Sell” and a consensus price target of $15.00.

Ellington Residential Company Profile

Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT, a real estate investment trust, specializes in acquiring, investing in, and managing residential mortgage-and real estate-related assets. It acquires and manages residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), including agency pools and agency collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs); and non-agency RMBS comprising non-agency CMOs, such as investment grade and non-investment grade.

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