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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now

With today marking eight years from the bottom in the stock market, let’s talk about why it bottomed. And then take look at the run up in stocks since 2008.

First, why did stocks (the S&P 500) turn at 666 on March 9, 2009?

Policymakers were scrambling to stop the bleeding in banks, trying to unfreeze global credit and stop the dominos from continuing to fall.

The Fed had already launched a program a few months earlier to buy up mortgage-backed securities, to push down mortgage rates and to stop the implosion in housing. Global central banks had already slashed interest rates in an attempt to stimulate the economy. The U.S. had announced a $787 fiscal stimulus package a few weeks earlier. And then finance ministers and central bankers from the top 20 countries in the world met in London on March 14.

Here’s what they said in the opening of their communique: “We have taken decisive, coordinated and comprehensive action to boost demand and jobs, and are prepared to take whatever action is necessary until growth is restored.”

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: First Bancorp(FBNC)

First Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for First Bank that provides various banking services to individuals and small to medium-sized businesses. It offers deposit products, such as checking, savings, NOW, and money market accounts, as well as time deposits comprising certificates of deposits and individual retirement accounts. The company also provides loans for various consumer and commercial purposes, including loans for business, agriculture, real estate, personal uses, home improvement, and automobiles. In addition, First Bancorp offers credit cards, debit cards, letters of credit, safe deposit box rentals, bank money orders, and electronic funds transfer services consisting of wire transfers. Further, the company provides Internet banking, mobile banking, cash management, and bank-by-phone capabilities, as well as access to automated teller machines. Additionally, it engages in the placement of property and casualty insurance products. As of November 22, 2011, First Bancorp operated 97 branches, including 82 branches in North Carolina, 9 branches in South Carolina, and 6 branches in Virginia; and 1 loan production office in Blacksburg, Virginia. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Troy, North Carolina.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.(PLAY)

References to the “Company,” “we,” “us,” “our” and “Dave & Buster’s” in this Annual Report on Form 10-K (the “Report”) are references to Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (“D&B Entertainment”) and its subsidiaries.
We are a leading owner and operator of high-volume entertainment and dining venues under the name “Dave & Buster’s”. The core of our concept is to offer our customers the opportunity to “Eat Drink Play and Watch” all in one location. Eat and Drink is offered through a full menu of “Fun American New Gourmet” entrées and appetizers and a full selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. Our Play and Watch offerings provide an extensive assortment of entertainment attractions centered around playing games and watching live sports and other televised events. Our customer mix skews moderately to males, primarily between the ages of 21 and 39, and we believe we also serve as an attractive venue for families with children and teenagers.   Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) is in the middle of a big battle between the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Motion Picture Academy. According to the letter, the DOJ is concerned about a recent rule change by the MPA that requires films to be released more widely in traditional movie theaters to qualify for Academy Awards. This could limit the participation in these awards for companies like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). The DOJ suggests the rule may raise anti-trust concerns in the future. Shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAY) popped more than 7.5% after the restaurant and gaming chain topped Wall Street earnings expectations. The firm beat both top- and bottom-line revenue expectations and reported a big jump in same-store sales. Today, look for more earnings reports from Acuity Brands Inc. (NYSE: AYI) and Signet Jewelers Ltd. (NYSE: SIG).
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    Investors in Lyft Inc. (NASDAQ: LYFT) are fuming after the price of the ride-sharing giant’s stock fell below the launch price of $72. Shares plunged almost 12% Monday, and they’re now off sharply from the high of $86 that we saw on the first day of trading. Some Wall Street analysts suggest the fall in price is a signal that valuations of Unicorn companies like Lyft and Uber are too lofty in today’s market. Today, we have to take a victory lap since we warned investors to avoid the Lyft IPO. Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is about to make things far more difficult for its grocery store competition. In an effort to jump-start sales at Whole Foods, Amazon plans to slash prices Wednesday on more than 500 products, including produce and meat. Look for earnings reports from Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAY), NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSE: DG), and GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME).
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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallApril 2, 2019 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Leggett & Platt, Incorporated(LEG)

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated designs and produces various engineered components and products worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Residential Furnishings, Commercial Products, Industrial Materials, and Specialized Products. The Residential Furnishings segment offers innersprings, wire forms, and machines to shape wire; steel mechanisms and hardware, and springs and seat suspensions; and structural fabrics, carpet cushions, and geo components. It serves manufacturers of finished bedding and upholstered furniture; retailers and distributors of carpet cushions; and contractors, landscapers, road construction companies, and government agencies using geo components The Commercial Products segment provides bases, columns, back rests, casters, and frames for office chairs and control devices; private-label finished furniture; beds and bed frames; and adjustable beds. It serves office, institutional, and commercial furniture manufacturers; and mattress manufacturers and retailers. The Industrial Materials segment offers drawn wires, fabricated wire products, and steel rods. It serves bedding producers, mechanical spring manufacturers, and waste recyclers and waste removal businesses. The Specialized Products segment provides mechanical and pneumatic lumbar support and massage systems; seat suspension systems; automotive control cables; low voltage motors and actuators; titanium, nickel, and stainless steel tubing and sub-assemblies; quilting machines; industrial sewing/finishing machines; van interiors; and computer docking stations. It serves automobile seating manufacturers; aerospace suppliers and OEMs; bedding manufacturers; and telecommunication, cable, home service, and delivery companies. The company sells its products through sales representatives and distributors. Leggett & Platt, Incorporated was founded in 1883 and is based in Carthage, Missouri.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    Stocks to Watch Today: GOOGL, PZZA, CLX
    Alphabet Inc. will report earnings after the bell Monday. Wall Street analysts anticipate the search giant will report sales growth of 20% higher than the same period one year ago. The company, however, is still recovering from public relations problems tied to data privacy, sexual harassment, and security breaches. Investors are banking on stronger ad revenue numbers as the firm continues to face renewed threats from e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). Shares of Papa John’s International Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) popped more than 6% after the company announced that hedge fund Starboard will invest $200 million into the company. In addition, the firm has announced that Starboard’s Jeffrey Smith will become chair of the board. The news comes a week after Papa John’s board dismissed the idea of an outright sale of the company. Shares have been under pressure since its founder was ousted from the firm. Shares of Clorox Co. (NYSE: CLX) jumped more than 5% in pre-market hours after the firm reported earnings before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share of $1.40, a number that was $0.10 higher than Wall Street expectations. Look for earnings reports from AvalonBay Communities Inc. (NYSE: AVB), Clorox Co. (NYSE: CLX), Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD), Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU), Legg Mason Inc. (NYSE: LM), Leggett & Platt Inc. (NYSE: LEG), Seagate Technology Plc. (NYSE: STX), and Sysco Corp. (NYSE: SYY).

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of LEG Immobilien (FRA: LEG) in the last few weeks:

    9/17/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €110.00 ($127.91) price target on by analysts at Baader Bank. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 9/14/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €110.00 ($127.91) price target on by analysts at Berenberg Bank. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 9/7/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €110.00 ($127.91) price target on by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 9/6/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €114.70 ($133.37) price target on by analysts at Hauck & Aufhaeuser. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 9/5/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €105.00 ($122.09) price target on by analysts at UBS Group AG. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 8/30/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €113.00 ($131.40) price target on by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 8/29/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €98.10 ($114.07) price target on by analysts at Nord/LB. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. 8/29/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €110.00 ($127.91) price target on by analysts at Warburg Research. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. 8/14/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €120.00 ($139.53) price target on by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 8/13/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €110.00 ($127.91) price target on by analysts at Berenberg Bank. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. 8/10/2018 – LEG Immobilien was given a new €98.00 ($113.95) price target on by an

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: WMIH Corp.(WMIH)

WMIH Corp. (“WMIH”) is a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware. On May 11, 2015, WMIH merged with its parent corporation, WMI Holdings Corp. (“WMIHC”), a Washington corporation, with WMIH as the surviving corporation in the merger (the “Merger”). The Merger occurred as part of the reincorporation of WMIHC from the State of Washington to the State of Delaware effective May 11, 2015 (the “Reincorporation Date”).
WMIH, formerly known as WMIHC and Washington Mutual, Inc. (“WMI”), is the direct parent of WMMRC and WMIIC. Since emergence from bankruptcy on March 19, 2012 (the “Effective Date”), we have had limited operations other than WMMRC’s legacy reinsurance business, which is being operated in runoff mode.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    WMIH (NASDAQ: WMIH) is one of 30 publicly-traded companies in the “Nondepository credit institutions” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare WMIH to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    WMIH (NASDAQ: WMIH) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Nondepository credit institutions” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare WMIH to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    WMIH (NASDAQ: WMIH) is one of 31 public companies in the “Nondepository credit institutions” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare WMIH to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Denbury Resources Inc.(DNR)

Denbury Resources Inc., incorporated on April 20, 1999, is an independent oil and natural gas company. The Company’s operations are focused on two operating areas: the Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain regions. The Company’s properties with proved and producing reserves in the Gulf Coast region are situated in Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana and Alabama, and in the Rocky Mountain region are situated in Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming. The Company has estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves of approximately 288.6 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBOE).

Gulf Coast Region

The Company’s primary Gulf Coast carbon dioxide (CO2) source is Jackson Dome, which is located near Jackson, Mississippi. In addition to its natural source of CO2, the Company purchases CO2 from an industrial facility in Port Arthur, Texas and from an industrial facility in Geismar, Louisiana, which supplies approximately 60 Million Cubic Feet per Day of CO2 to the Company’s enhanced oil recovery (EOR) operations. The Company holds interest in approximately 180-mile NEJD CO2 pipeline that runs from Jackson Dome to near Donaldsonville, Louisiana. The Company has access to over 950 miles of CO2 pipelines, which deliver CO2 throughout the Gulf Coast region. In addition to the NEJD CO2 pipeline, the pipelines in the Gulf Coast region are the Free State Pipeline (approximately 90 miles), the Delta Pipeline (over 110 miles), the Green Pipeline Texas (approximately 120 miles) and the Green Pipeline Louisiana (over 200 miles).

The Company’s mature properties include its longest-producing properties, which are located along its NEJD CO2 pipeline in southwest Mississippi and Louisiana, and its Free State Pipeline in east Mississippi. The properties include the Company’s initial CO2 field, Little Creek, as well as various other fields, including Brookhaven, Cranfield, Eucutta, Lockhart Crossing, Mallalieu, Martinville, McComb and Soso fields. Delhi Field is located east of Monroe, Louisiana. Its Hastings! Field is located south of Houston, Texas. Its Heidelberg Field is located in Mississippi and consists of an East Unit and a West Unit. Its Oyster Bayou Field is located in southeast Texas, east of Galveston Bay. Its Tinsley Field is located in Mississippi. Its Webster Field is located in Texas. Its Conroe Field is located north of Houston, Texas. Conroe Field has an estimated proved non-tertiary reserves of approximately 5.3 MMBOE. Thompson Field is located in Texas. Thompson Field has an estimated proved non-tertiary reserves of approximately 10.2 MMBOE.

Rocky Mountain Region

The Company’s LaBarge Field is located in southwestern Wyoming. The Company’s interest in LaBarge Field consist of approximately 1.2 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of proved CO2 reserves. The Riley Ridge Federal Unit is also located in southwestern Wyoming and produces gas from the same LaBarge Field. The Company holds interest in Riley Ridge and minor surrounding acreage contained net proved reserves of approximately 2.8 Tcf of CO2 reserves. The 20-inch Greencore Pipeline in Wyoming is the first CO2 pipeline the Company has constructed in the Rocky Mountain region. Bell Creek Field is located in southeast Montana. Cedar Creek Anticline (CCA) is located in Montana. CCA consists of a series of approximately 10 different operating areas. CCA is located approximately 110 miles north of Bell Creek Field. The non-tertiary proved reserves associated with CCA are approximately 90.2 MMBOE. Hartzog Draw Field is located in the Powder River Basin of northeastern Wyoming, approximately 10 miles from its Greencore Pipeline. Hartzog Draw Field has an estimated proved reserves of approximately 4.3 MMBOE net to its interest, over 1.7 MMBOE, of which relate to the natural gas producing Big George coal zone.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    In late October, Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR) unveiled that it had agreed to buy fellow oil producer Penn Virginia (NASDAQ:PVAC) for $1.7 billion in cash and stock. Investors immediately voiced their disapproval of the deal, which along with crashing oil prices, has put significant pressure on Denbury’s stock price.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR) and Lonestar Resources US (NASDAQ:LONE) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Denbury Resources Inc (NYSE:DNR)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 27, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Last year was one that investors in Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR) will want to forget. While shares of the oil producer rocketed more than 200% at one point, the stock gave up all those gains and then some as oil prices crashed and the company made a head-scratching offer to buy shale-focused driller Penn Virginia (NASDAQ:PVAC).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (TUSK)

We are an integrated, growth-oriented oilfield services company providing completion and production services, contract and directional drilling services and remote accommodation services primarily to companies engaged in the exploration and development of North American onshore unconventional sands and shale oil and natural gas reserves, commonly referred to as “unconventional resources.”
“Unconventional resources” references the different manner by which they are exploited as compared to the extraction of conventional resources. In unconventional drilling, the wellbore is generally drilled to specific objectives within narrow parameters, often across long, lateral intervals within narrow horizontal formations offering greater contact area with the producing formation. Typically, the well is then hydraulically fractured at multiple stages to optimize production.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:TUSK)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 15, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mammoth Energy Services (NASDAQ:TUSK) and National Energy Services (NASDAQ:NESR) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Mammoth Energy Services Inc (NASDAQ:TUSK) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Financial Group cut their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Mammoth Energy Services in a report issued on Wednesday, October 3rd. Jefferies Financial Group analyst B. Handler now expects that the energy company will earn $1.07 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $1.14. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Mammoth Energy Services’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.97 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.93 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.91 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.93 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.87 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $3.65 EPS, FY2021 earnings at $2.20 EPS and FY2022 earnings at $2.20 EPS.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.(BIO.B)

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (Bio-Rad), incorporated on March 10, 1975, is a manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostics products. The Company manufactures and supplies the life science research, healthcare, analytical chemistry and other markets with a range of products and systems used to separate complex chemical and biological materials and to identify, analyze and purify their components. Bio-Rad operates in two segments: Life Science and Clinical Diagnostics. The Company’s Life Science segment develops, manufactures, sells and services reagents, apparatus and instruments used for biological research. The Company’s Clinical Diagnostics segment develops, manufactures, sells and services automated test systems, informatics systems, test kits and specialized quality controls for the healthcare market. Bio-Rad sells over 8,000 products and services to a client base consisting of scientific research, healthcare, education and government customers around the world.

Life Science

The Company’s Life Science segment markets and develops, manufactures and markets a range of over 5,000 reagents, apparatus and laboratory instruments that serve a global customer base. Its products are used in established research techniques, biopharmaceutical production processes and food testing regimes. These techniques are used to separate, purify and identify biological materials, such as proteins, nucleic acids and bacteria within a laboratory or production setting. The Company focuses on selected segments of the life sciences market in proteomics (the study of proteins), genomics (the study of genes), biopharmaceutical production, cell biology and food safety. Its life science customers include universities and medical schools, industrial research organizations, government agencies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, biotechnology researchers, food producers and food testing laboratories.

Clinical Diagnostics

The Company’s Clinical Diagnostic! s segment offers products that serve clinical laboratories in the global diagnostics market. Its products address the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) test market. The Company supplies over 3,000 different products that cover approximately 300 clinical diagnostic tests to the IVD test market. IVD tests are conducted outside the human body and are used to identify and measure substances in a patient’s tissue, blood or urine. The Company’s products consist of reagents, instruments and software, typically provided to its customers as an integrated package to allow them to generate reproducible test results. Its principal clinical diagnostic customers include hospital laboratories, reference laboratories, transfusion laboratories and physician office laboratories.

The Company competes with GE Biosciences, Merck Millipore, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Roche, Abbott Laboratories, Siemens, Danaher, Becton Dickinson, bioMerieux, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Tosoh, Immucor and DiaSorin.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bio-Rad Laboratories (NYSE:BIO.B) and Quanterix (NASDAQ:QTRX) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Pinnacle Foods, Inc.(PF)

Pinnacle Foods Inc., incorporated on July 28, 2003, is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded food products in North America. The Company operates through three segments: the Birds Eye Frozen segment, the Duncan Hines Grocery segment and the Specialty Foods segment. The Company’s products are sold through supermarkets, grocery wholesalers and distributors, mass merchandisers, super centers, convenience stores, dollar stores, drug stores and warehouse clubs in the United States and Canada, as well as in military channels and foodservice locations.

Birds Eye Frozen Segment

The Birds Eye Frozen segment manages its brands in the United States retail frozen vegetables (Birds Eye), frozen complete bagged meals (Birds Eye Voila!), and frozen seafood categories, plant based protein frozen products, as well as its Foundation Brands in the frozen and refrigerated bagels, frozen pizza for one (Celeste), full-calorie single-serve frozen dinners and entrees, and frozen breakfast categories. The Company offers steamed and non-steamed products. It also offers Birds Eye Flavor Full and Birds Eye Protein Blends platforms. Birds Eye Flavor Full pairs vegetables with flavors, such as buffalo, ranch, teriyaki and barbeque. Birds Eye Protein Blends provides a line of dishes that contain plant-based protein through vegetables, legumes and whole grains. The Company’s Birds Eye Frozen Division also includes Van de Kamp’s and Mrs. Paul’s frozen prepared seafood, Hungry-Man frozen entrees, Aunt Jemima frozen breakfast products, Lender’s frozen and refrigerated bagels and Celeste frozen pizza.

Duncan Hines Grocery Segment

The Duncan Hines Grocery segment manages its brands in the baking mixes and frostings (Duncan Hines), shelf-stable pickles, liquid and dry-mix salad dressings and table syrups categories, and its Foundation Brands in the canned meat, pie and pastry fillings, barbecue sauces and salad dressing (Bernstein’s) categories. The Company’s Duncan Hines G! rocery Segment includes cake mixes, ready-to-serve frostings, brownie mixes, muffin mixes and cookie mixes. The Company offers a line of shelf-stable pickle products that it markets and distributes nationally, primarily under the Vlasic brand, and regionally under the Milwaukee’s and Wiejske Wyroby brands. The Company’s Duncan Hines Grocery Division also includes Mrs. Butterworth’s and Log Cabin table syrups, Wish-Bone and Western salad dressings, Armour, Nalley and Brooks canned meat, Comstock and Wilderness pie and pastry fillings, Open Pit barbecue sauce and its Canadian operations.

Specialty Foods Segment

The Specialty Foods segment consists of snack products, foodservice and private label businesses. Its snack products primarily consist of Tim’s Cascade, Hawaiian kettle style chips, Snyder of Berlin and Husman’s. The Company also manufactures and distributes products, mainly in the frozen breakfast, canned meat, and pie and pastry fruit filling categories, through foodservice channels. The Company also manufactures and distributes private label products in the canned meat, shelf-stable pickles and frozen prepared seafood categories.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pinnacle Foods (NYSE:PF) was downgraded by stock analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued on Monday, Marketbeat.com reports. They currently have a $68.00 target price on the stock, down from their prior target price of $69.00. Piper Jaffray Companies’ price target suggests a potential upside of 2.69% from the company’s previous close.

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: B. Riley Financial, Inc.(RILY)

B. Riley Financial, Inc. provides various financial services primarily in the United States and Europe. The company, through its subsidiary, B. Riley & Co., LLC, an investment bank, offers corporate finance, research, and sales and trading services to corporate, institutional, and high net worth clients. Its investment banking services include initial and follow-on offerings, institutional private placements, and merger and acquisition advisory services. The company, through its other subsidiaries, provides financial services, including Great American Group, LLC, which offers advisory and valuation services, asset disposition and auction solutions, and commercial lending services; B. Riley Capital Management, LLC that provides investment products to institutional and high net worth investors, as well as multi-family office practice and wealth management services to ultra-high net worth individuals and families; and Great American Capital Partners, LLC, which offers senior secured loans and second lien secured loan facilities to middle market public and the private U.S. companies. The company was formerly known as Great American Group, Inc. and changed its name to B. Riley Financial, Inc. in November 2014. B. Riley Financial, Inc. was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    B. Riley Financial Inc  (NASDAQ:RILY)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 05, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ:RILY) will post its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Tuesday, March 5th.

    RILY opened at $17.17 on Monday. B. Riley Financial has a fifty-two week low of $13.60 and a fifty-two week high of $23.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.54, a current ratio of 4.34 and a quick ratio of 4.34. The firm has a market cap of $446.11 million, a PE ratio of 10.77 and a beta of 1.27.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE: BR) and B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ:RILY) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Veritiv Corporation(VRTV)

Veritiv Corporation (“Veritiv” or the “Company” and sometimes referred to in this Annual Report on Form 10-K as “we”, “our”, “us”, or “ourselves”) is a leading North American business-to-business distributor of print, publishing, packaging, and facility solutions. Additionally, Veritiv provides logistics and supply chain management solutions to its customers. Veritiv was established in 2014, following the merger of International Paper Company’s (“International Paper” or “Parent”) xpedx distribution solutions business and UWW Holdings, Inc. (“UWWH”), the parent company of Unisource. Independently, the two companies achieved past success by continuously upholding high standards of efficiency and customer focus. Through leveraging this combined history of operational excellence, Veritiv evolved into one team shaping its success through exceptional service, innovative people and consistent values.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Veritiv Corp (NYSE:VRTV) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $33.50.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Veritiv (NYSE:VRTV) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

    Western Gas Partners (NYSE:WES) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

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

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019

We admit it, we’re a “lazy” Apple (AAPL) investor. We don’t rush to keep up with the latest news articles about AR, EV, or even its purported autonomous vehicle, nor do we eagerly anticipate the next third-party iPhone X sales report. As long-term investors in Apple, we think about the company differently.

We accept that the company is shrouded in secrecy, a cloak of its own creation, and that we’ll rarely know what the “one more thing” will be exactly, or how we can model it financially. Excel hates uncertainty and there’s no plug for “?”, so be it. Having said that, we can look at Apple and at least understand that it continues to evolve, from a company dominated by products to a brand that curates hardware and software to the masses. It has evolved into a company that’s simultaneously at the forefront of technology and marketing, which means on a broader scale, it’s really a funnel.

In a previous article addressing Apple Services, we stated:

“The company’s products become the gatekeeper between consumers and vendors. On one side stands you the consumer, one that is demographically wealthier and statistically a higher user of Internet services, and on the other side are vendors (e.g., music, movie and media companies, software companies, goods and service providers such as Uber, Gilt, Airbnb, etc.). For each transaction funneled to you, Apple can potentially take a cut, and the profit margins on it are staggeringly high.”

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: Petroleum Resources Corporation(PEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Adams Natural Resources Fund (NYSE:PEO) has trended somewhat negative recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Adams Natural Resources Fund earned a coverage optimism score of -0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.0521373671292 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: PS Business Parks Inc.(PSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on PS Business Parks (PSB)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PS Business Parks (NYSE: PSB) and Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance (NYSE:ARI) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: Prudential Public Limited Company(PUK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Prudential Public Limited (NYSE:PUK) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six analysts that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    Zacks Investment Research Lowers Prudential (PUK) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com) Financial wellness program popularity rises among employers, up 63 percentage points in two years (markets.financialcontent.com) FY2018 EPS Estimates for Prudential (PUK) Reduced by Jefferies Group (americanbankingnews.com) Jefferies Group Weighs in on Prudential’s FY2020 Earnings (PUK) (americanbankingnews.com) ValuEngine Downgrades Prudential (PUK) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of PUK stock traded down $0.02 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $51.56. 141,455 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 198,097. The firm has a market cap of $66.49 billion, a PE ratio of 13.79, a PEG ratio of 1.34 and a beta of 1.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a quick ratio of 0.03 and a current ratio of 0.03. Prudential has a 52-week low of $44.49 and a 52-week high of $55.36.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Prudential (NYSE:PUK) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning.

    Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Prudential from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $57.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Berenberg Bank cut shares of Prudential from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Thursday, March 29th. Finally, Citigroup cut shares of Prudential from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $57.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Prudential (NYSE: PUK) and Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE:RGA) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: WSB Holdings Inc.(WSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets have been under pressure once again by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Inflation levels are going through the roof… but the people in charge of managing it have been lying to Americans for years. Now it’s time to get even. Money Morning Liquidity Specialist Lee Adler has the perfect way to make a lot of money when no one is looking. Read it here.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    In addition to Trump’s concerns about China and trade, the President also stated that he is unsure whether a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will take place as planned. Multiple media outlets this morning are questioning if the event will take place. The summit is tentatively planned for June 12. Banking stocks were on the move after Congress passed new laws designed to reduce regulations for thousands of financial institutions. The new rules will ensure that smaller banks are not facing the same strict rules as the bigger giants. The financial sector has been lobbying to changes to the Dodd-Frank Act since its inception after the 2008-09 financial crisis. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with members of the European Union on Tuesday. The CEO of the social media giant outraged European Parliament members after reportedly dodging questions about user privacy and the firm’s collection of personal data. During the conversation, EU members questioned whether Facebook is a monopoly and pondered if the firm should be broken up due to antitrust concerns.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TGT, LOW, TIF
    Shares of Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) fell nearly 6% after the retail giant fell short of earnings expectations before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share of $1.32. This figure missed Wall Street earnings expectations by six cents. The retail giant blamed poor spring weather for its performance and said that its bottom line has been impacted by the costs of upgrading its physical locations. Lowe’s Companies (NYSE: LOW) stock gained

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: First Bancorp(FBNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Bancorp (FBNC)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Brean Capital in a note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Intrust Bank NA Takes $240,000 Position in First Bancorp (FBNC)” was originally published by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this story on another domain, it was stolen and reposted in violation of US and international trademark & copyright laws. The original version of this story can be read at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4163865/intrust-bank-na-takes-240000-position-in-first-bancorp-fbnc.html.

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Australian hospital operator Healthscope Ltd. said two competing takeover bids both undervalue the company and it won’t open its books to either suitor.

Instead, Healthscope said Tuesday it was exploring whether to sell and lease back any of its 29 freehold properties, which have a book value of about A$1.3 billion ($986 million).

Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management Inc. last week offered A$4.35 billion, or A$2.50 a share, in cash for Healthscope, topping a bid from private equity firm BGH Capital. Shares in the Melbourne-based company tumbled 5.3 percent to A$2.33 at 10:23 a.m. in Sydney.

For more details on Healthscope’s announcement, click here

In a separate statement Tuesday, Healthscope said it now expected hospital operating Ebitda in the 2018 financial year to be between A$340 million and A$345 million. The company had previously expected it to be in line with last year’s A$359.4 million.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings(LH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    $2.92 Earnings Per Share Expected for LabCorp (LH) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Global Contract Research Organization Market 2018 Pioneers by 2023: Parexel, LabCorp (Covance), PRA, PPD … (theexpertconsulting.com) OmniSeq and LabCorp Launch OmniSeq Advance? Assay (nasdaq.com) LabCorp’s latest collaboration aims to accelerate personalized, genomic medicine (bizjournals.com) Can Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) Continue To Outperform Its Industry? (finance.yahoo.com)

    LH has been the topic of several analyst reports. Barclays lifted their target price on shares of LabCorp from $195.00 to $210.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, February 26th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of LabCorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $190.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $176.00 target price on shares of LabCorp in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. ValuEngine raised shares of LabCorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on shares of LabCorp from $182.00 to $192.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. LabCorp has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $191.06.

  • [By Keith Speights, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]

    We posed that question to three Motley Fool contributors. Here’s why they picked Abiomed (NASDAQ:ABMD), Laboratory Corporation of America (NYSE:LH), and Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX) as top healthcare stocks to buy in September.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. reduced its position in shares of LabCorp (NYSE:LH) by 45.1% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 19,179 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 15,727 shares during the quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in LabCorp were worth $3,116,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Renaissance Technologies LLC trimmed its position in Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) by 39.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 556,105 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 355,300 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC owned about 0.55% of Laboratory Corp. of America worth $99,838,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd.(FOMX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ: FOMX) shares were last seen up early on Wednesday after the company announced a solid performance in its late-stage trial for moderate-to-severe acne.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about Foamix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:FOMX) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Foamix Pharmaceuticals earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the specialty pharmaceutical company an impact score of 48.1562748121044 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Foamix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:FOMX)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by HC Wainwright in a report issued on Wednesday, MarketBeat reports. They currently have a $14.00 price objective on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock, up from their prior price objective of $12.00. HC Wainwright’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 122.22% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Foamix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:FOMX) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative media 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. Foamix Pharmaceuticals earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the specialty pharmaceutical company an impact score of 45.4298608245084 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    HC Wainwright set a $11.00 price target on Foamix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:FOMX) in a research note released on Tuesday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about Foamix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:FOMX) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing 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 positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Foamix Pharmaceuticals earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the specialty pharmaceutical company an impact score of 47.5479155329096 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Nordson Corporation(NDSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    FY2019 EPS Estimates for Nordson Co. (NDSN) Raised by Analyst (americanbankingnews.com) Research Analysts Issue Forecasts for Nordson Co.’s Q1 2019 Earnings (NDSN) (americanbankingnews.com) Nordson Co. to Post Q1 2019 Earnings of $1.17 Per Share, Seaport Global Securities Forecasts (NDSN) (americanbankingnews.com) Here’s Why You Must Hold on to Nordson (NDSN) Stock for Now (finance.yahoo.com) Here's Why You Must Hold on to Nordson (NDSN) Stock for Now (finance.yahoo.com)

    Shares of Nordson stock opened at $135.89 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.89 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.31, a PEG ratio of 1.74 and a beta of 1.29. Nordson has a twelve month low of $107.16 and a twelve month high of $151.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07, a quick ratio of 1.31 and a current ratio of 3.16.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 22, 2018 8:30 a.m. ET

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Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Netflix, Inc.(NFLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Hill: It’s interesting, I saw a couple of comments from the executives, I believe this was from the call. One of the things that AMC, and networks in its category, is trying to do to stem the tide of Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) is to talk up not only the quality of their programming, but also their ability to promote those shows. And I think there’s a little something to that. I don’t know, from an investor’s standpoint … I think that matters more on the content creator side of thing as opposed to investors. If you’re an investor and you’re looking at Netflix and AMC and just look at the past few years, it’s kind of easy to figure out which one has been the better investment. 

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    It’s been a notable week, with Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) picking up the pace in the market cap race. The world’s leading premium streaming service surpassed Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) in terms of market capitalization on Wednesday. A day later it was muscling ahead of Disney (NYSE:DIS) to command the largest market cap among media companies. 

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    We’re about to reveal a little wealth secret that could unlock the trade of a lifetime. Money Morning Special Situation Strategist Tim Melvin takes you inside what could easily be a 10-bagger for investors in the weeks ahead. Read more right here.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Friday
    Meanwhile, the United States will continue to meet with China to discuss ways to accelerate a deal between the two nations on trade. U.S. Commerce head Wilbur Ross will be visiting the nation next month to lead the next round of talks. Last weekend, the two nations agreed in principle to avoid a trade war. Here’s the thing… the U.S. government doesn’t want you to know the full story of what is happening. Here’s a look at the backroom details…. U.S. crude oil prices slumped below $70 per barrel Friday thanks to reports out of Russia on its plans to hike production. Russia says it may increase production as part of a plan to ease portions of its deal with OPEC to cap excessive global output. Oil traders have long suspected that Russia would be one of the first countries to turn away from the ongoing deal with Saudi Arabia and the rest of the global oil cartel as soon as prices and inventory levels stabilized. This could be a blow to predictions among OPEC nations, as well as some traders who were hoping that oil could push back toward $100 per barrel.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: FL, NFLX, AMZN
    Foot Locker Inc. (NYSE: FL) leads a light day of earnings reports. Shares of the shoe retailer popped 13% after the firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $1.45. Wall Street had anticipated EPS of just $1.24. The retailer benefited from stronger same-store sales and higher revenue, which also beat Wall Street expectations. On Thursday, Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) surpassed The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) in market capitalization to become the most valuable media property on the planet. It’s worth noting, however, that Netflix’s market capitalization of $163 billion

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: First Bancorp(FBNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven brokerages that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $41.50.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Brean Capital in a note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC) CEO Richard H. Moore purchased 1,250 shares of First Bancorp stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 19th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $39.79 per share, with a total value of $49,737.50. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now owns 139,935 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,568,013.65. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Bancorp (FBNC)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ChannelAdvisor Corporation(ECOM )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Omnitude (CURRENCY:ECOM) traded up 2.1% against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 15:00 PM ET on September 14th. One Omnitude token can now be purchased for about $0.0736 or 0.00001135 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including IDEX and BitForex. During the last seven days, Omnitude has traded down 17.1% against the U.S. dollar. Omnitude has a market cap of $3.57 million and approximately $208,719.00 worth of Omnitude was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Omnitude (CURRENCY:ECOM) traded 4.3% higher against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 20:00 PM ET on September 20th. Over the last seven days, Omnitude has traded 2.6% lower against the US dollar. Omnitude has a total market cap of $3.44 million and $203,696.00 worth of Omnitude was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Omnitude token can currently be bought for $0.0708 or 0.00001088 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including BitForex and IDEX.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Omnitude (CURRENCY:ECOM) traded 7.4% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on September 16th. During the last seven days, Omnitude has traded down 19.9% against the US dollar. Omnitude has a total market capitalization of $3.26 million and $257,091.00 worth of Omnitude was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Omnitude token can now be bought for about $0.0672 or 0.00001032 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including IDEX and BitForex.

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Brown University just made a big promise.

The Providence, Rhode Island Ivy League school announced today that it will eliminate student loans – and replace them with grants that do not have to be repaid.

As reported in The Hill, Brown will completely remove student loans from financial aid packages for Brown’s 6,500 current undergraduate students as well as future undergraduate students.

Were committed to making a Brown education accessible to students from all income groups, so we can continue to accept the very best and brightest students from around the world, Brown President Christina Paxson said in a press release. When students and their families are sitting at their dining room tables making decisions about where to apply to college, or whether to accept an offer of admission, we want them to know that Brown is an affordable choice.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: INTL FCStone Inc.(INTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $47.87 and last traded at $47.95, with a volume of 2050 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $47.30.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP trimmed its stake in shares of INTL Fcstone Inc (NASDAQ:INTL) by 1.3% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 877,501 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 11,320 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP’s holdings in INTL Fcstone were worth $37,452,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) released its earnings results on Tuesday. The financial services provider reported $1.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.20, Bloomberg Earnings reports. INTL FCStone had a positive return on equity of 3.32% and a negative net margin of 0.02%.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: SL Green Realty Corporation(SLG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sterlingcoin (SLG) is a proof-of-stake (PoS) coin that uses the
    X13 hashing algorithm. It was first traded on September 21st, 2014. Sterlingcoin’s total supply is 4,241,006 coins. Sterlingcoin’s official Twitter account is @SterlingcoinSLG and its Facebook page is accessible here. The Reddit community for Sterlingcoin is /r/sterlingcoin and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. The official website for Sterlingcoin is sterlingcoin.org.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of SL Green Realty Corp (NYSE:SLG) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the eighteen ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have given a hold recommendation and nine have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $111.54.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Easterly Government Properties (NYSE: DEA) and SL Green Realty (NYSE:SLG) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Swiss National Bank lessened its stake in SL Green Realty (NYSE:SLG) by 13.9% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 315,900 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 51,200 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned 0.35% of SL Green Realty worth $30,589,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: KKR(KKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of KKR & Co. L.P. Unit (NYSE:KKR) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the fourteen ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $26.50.

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    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) : “I’m a buyer. I’ve respected them for generations. “

    Mitek Systems (MITK) : “This one is too speculative for me. I’d buy NVIDIA (NVDA) .”

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: 1st Source Corporation(SRCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Currently, I like People’s Utah Bancorp (Nasdaq: PUB), 1st Source Corporation (Nasdaq: SRCE), and East West Bancorp (Nasdaq: EWBC) as stocks likely to benefit in the small/regional sector.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    1st Source (NASDAQ:SRCE)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $56.13 and last traded at $55.94, with a volume of 100 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $55.94.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    1st Source Co. (NASDAQ:SRCE) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $55.00.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc.(BNCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) has trended positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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. Beneficial Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.38 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.8699493506664 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Beneficial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:BNCL) Director Thomas J. Lewis sold 973 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.50, for a total value of $16,054.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ: BNCL) and Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report released on Tuesday morning.

    Shares of Beneficial Bancorp opened at $16.35 on Tuesday, MarketBeat.com reports. The company has a quick ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51. The company has a market capitalization of $1.23 billion, a P/E ratio of 31.44 and a beta of 0.55. Beneficial Bancorp has a fifty-two week low of $14.40 and a fifty-two week high of $17.50.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: New Century Bancorp Inc.(NC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR) and NACCO Industries (NYSE:NC) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Digital Realty Trust Inc.(DLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Like Equinix, Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR) is a data center REIT. The company owns more than 200 data centers in the U.S. and international markets, and it leases its space to more than 2,300 customers. The company’s tenants include some of the most well-known tech names, such as Facebook, Oracle, and Verizon, just to name a few.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This top data center company also is a solid play on the huge cloud and streaming content revolution. Digital Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: DLR) supports the data center and colocation strategies of more than 600 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Barclays PLC(BCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Investors are becoming increasingly bullish about BTC, as financial institutions like Barclays Plc. (NYSE: BCS) become more interested in entering the cryptocurrency market.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is teaming up with investment banking giant Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) to develop and launch a new co-branded credit card next year, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. This would replace the tech giant’s current partnership with Barclays (NYSE:BCS), and would be issued under the Apple Pay brand name.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Shore Bancshares Inc(SHBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    LSV Asset Management increased its stake in Shore Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:SHBI) by 134.4% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 157,489 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 90,289 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management’s holdings in Shore Bancshares were worth $2,970,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Shore Bancshares (NASDAQ:SHBI) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Shore Bancshares earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.3784121307224 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Shore Bancshares (NASDAQ:SHBI) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Shore Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.376414932679 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: First Bancorp(FBNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven brokerages that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $41.50.

Best Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now

Franklin Resources Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE:GSK) by 3.4% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 177,169 shares of the pharmaceutical company’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,879 shares during the quarter. Franklin Resources Inc.’s holdings in GlaxoSmithKline were worth $6,921,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in GSK. Keystone Financial Planning Inc. raised its holdings in GlaxoSmithKline by 1.1% in the first quarter. Keystone Financial Planning Inc. now owns 130,520 shares of the pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $5,099,000 after purchasing an additional 1,418 shares in the last quarter. FTB Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in GlaxoSmithKline by 38.6% in the first quarter. FTB Advisors Inc. now owns 5,180 shares of the pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $209,000 after purchasing an additional 1,443 shares in the last quarter. Grove Bank & Trust raised its holdings in GlaxoSmithKline by 6.0% in the first quarter. Grove Bank & Trust now owns 26,534 shares of the pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $1,037,000 after purchasing an additional 1,512 shares in the last quarter. Profund Advisors LLC raised its holdings in GlaxoSmithKline by 3.0% in the fourth quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 52,264 shares of the pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $1,854,000 after purchasing an additional 1,519 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Providence Capital Advisors LLC raised its holdings in GlaxoSmithKline by 8.0% in the first quarter. Providence Capital Advisors LLC now owns 21,491 shares of the pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $840,000 after purchasing an additional 1,592 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 11.09% of the company’s stock.

Best Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: iShares MSCI All Peru Capped ETF (EPU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    iShares MSCI All Peru Capped Index Fund (BMV:EPU) declared a semiannual dividend on Wednesday, June 20th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 20th will be given a dividend of 0.3845 per share on Monday, June 25th. This represents a yield of 1.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 19th.

Best Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: First Bancorp(FBNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven brokerages that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $41.50.

Best Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: American International Group Inc.(AIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Insurance company American International Group Inc. (AIG) stock fell 5.3% as harsh winter weather weighed on profits. But the company’s long-term care exposure is relatively minimal.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gifford Fong Associates acquired a new position in shares of American International Group (NYSE:AIG) in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor acquired 44,100 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,400,000.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    American International Group Inc. (NYSE: AIG) was only a DJIA member for four years when it was removed on September 22, 2008. In an ironical twist, AIG was replaced with Kraft Foods, which only lasted about four years on the index. AIG was removed during the credit and mortgage crisis and was ejected after the government propped up the insurer with stimulus funds. The shares closed most recently at $55.43.

Best Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Saratoga Investment Corp(SAR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Saratoga Investment (NYSE:SAR) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Wednesday.

    A number of other analysts have also issued reports on the stock. National Securities reiterated a neutral rating and set a $24.00 price target (up from $23.00) on shares of Saratoga Investment in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Saratoga Investment from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Finally, B. Riley initiated coverage on shares of Saratoga Investment in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. They set a buy rating and a $23.50 price target on the stock. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Saratoga Investment presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $24.38.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Saratoga Investment Corp (NYSE:SAR) reached a new 52-week high and low on Friday after an insider bought additional shares in the company. The stock traded as low as $22.95 and last traded at $22.85, with a volume of 650 shares. The stock had previously closed at $22.70.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Best Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Invesco Plc(IVZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    It didn’t take long for Seritage to get started. In March, it sold a 50% stake in The Mark 302 — its downtown Santa Monica project — to a unit of Invesco (NYSE:IVZ). Since then, Seritage has accelerated its efforts to form joint venture partnerships for some of its best assets, including two deals announced just this week.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about Invesco (NYSE:IVZ) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Invesco earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the asset manager an impact score of 46.8976280324848 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Invesco Ltd. (NYSE: IVZ) traded down about 4.1% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $26.37 after closing Friday at $27.51. The stock’s 52-week high is $38.43. Volume totaled about 7.1 million, more than double the daily average of around 3.3 million. The investment management firm launched a European ETF that gives investors exposure to Saudi Arabia.

Best Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: One Liberty Properties Inc.(OLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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