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Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) VP Francis Tang sold 6,560 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.90, for a total transaction of $255,184.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 88,597 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,446,423.30. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Francis Tang also recently made the following trade(s):

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On Tuesday, July 24th, Francis Tang sold 4,696 shares of Diodes stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.54, for a total transaction of $180,983.84. On Wednesday, July 18th, Francis Tang sold 4,708 shares of Diodes stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.00, for a total transaction of $178,904.00.

Shares of DIOD stock opened at $37.77 on Friday. Diodes Incorporated has a 52 week low of $26.09 and a 52 week high of $39.31. The company has a market capitalization of $1.94 billion, a PE ratio of 20.06 and a beta of 1.01. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18, a current ratio of 2.60 and a quick ratio of 1.66.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: National Bankshares, Inc.(NKSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Farmers Capital Bank (NASDAQ: NKSH) and National Bankshares (NASDAQ:NKSH) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub cut shares of National Bankshares (NASDAQ:NKSH) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note published on Thursday morning.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    National Bankshares (NASDAQ:NKSH) and Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBBK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: KNOT Offshore Partners LP(KNOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of KNOT Offshore Partners (NYSE:KNOP) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Carnival Cruise Line (NYSE: CCL) and KNOT Offshore Partners (NYSE:KNOP) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on KNOT Offshore Partners (KNOP)

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Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sony Corp Ord(SNE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    The most established player in the cloud gaming market is Sony (NYSE:SNE), which launched its PlayStation Now GaaS (gaming as a service) platform in 2015. The platform now has over 650 on-demand PS3 and PS4 titles, making it the biggest GaaS platform in the world.

  • [By Stephen Lovely]

    The AVOD game isn’t new: Sony (NYSE:SNE) has been in the space since its 2006 acquisition of Sony Crackle (then called “Grouper”) for $65 million, and current top dog Tubi TV broke into the market in 2014.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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    Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ: CYOU) fell 27.5 percent to $21.35 in pre-market trading.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) fell 19.7 percent to $13.36 in pre-market trading after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 10.5 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading following mixed Q1 results.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) fell 8.1 percent to $2.16 in pre-market trading.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8 percent to $110.05 in pre-market trading. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) fell 6.2 percent to $35.36 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: DB) fell 5 percent to $13.63 in pre-market trading.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 4.3 percent to $48.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q4 results.
    Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) shares fell 4 percent to $64.00 in pre-market trading. Colgate-Palmolive posted upbeat Q1 earnings, while sales missed estimates

  • [By Leo Sun]

    When Sony (NYSE:SNE) launched the PlayStation VR, or PSVR, in late 2016, the headset seemed to have a shot at bringing virtual reality to mainstream gamers. The company enjoyed a large customer base with the PS4, the most popular current-gen gaming console, and the PSVR was cheaper than other high-end VR headsets on the market.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Apple still holds a commanding lead, but Sharp’s growth — which helped it surpass Sony’s (NYSE: SNE) 8.6% share during the fourth quarter — could be a worrisome development for the iPhone maker. Is Foxconn quietly evolving from a longtime partner into a formidable rival?

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: First Financial Bancorp.(FFBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    First Financial Bank (NASDAQ:FFBC) Chairman Claude E. Davis sold 19,379 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.19, for a total transaction of $623,810.01. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of First Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:FFBC) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven research firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $31.33.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about First Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:FFBC) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Financial Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.5407494849709 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Alphatec Holdings, Inc.(ATEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Alphatec (NASDAQ:ATEC) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The medical technology company reported ($0.21) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.12) by ($0.09), Fidelity Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $22.04 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $22.06 million.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Invivo Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NVIV) and Alphatec (NASDAQ:ATEC) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Alphatec (NASDAQ:ATEC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Alphatec earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the medical technology company an impact score of 47.5008469727734 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now

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Senate Republicans said today that they have given up on the idea of holding a vote on the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson health insurance bill this week, but that they hope to pass it later.

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The federal fiscal year 2017 ends Saturday. Republicans’ problems with getting the Graham-Cassidy bill through the Senate before the end of federal fiscal year 2017 could, possibly give backers of a bipartisan alternative developed by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee a narrow opening to pass a bill of their own.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republican leaders announced the decision to put off a vote on Graham-Cassidy at a press conference streamed live on C-SPAN.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Gladstone Land Corporation(LAND)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Landsec (LON:LAND) announced a dividend on Tuesday, May 15th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, June 21st will be given a dividend of GBX 14.65 ($0.20) per share on Friday, July 27th. This represents a yield of 1.54%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 21st. This is an increase from Landsec’s previous dividend of $9.85. The official announcement can be viewed at this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Strs Ohio increased its holdings in shares of Gladstone Land Corp (NASDAQ:LAND) by 47.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 22,299 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 7,216 shares during the quarter. Strs Ohio owned approximately 0.14% of Gladstone Land worth $282,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: First Financial Bancorp.(FFBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of First Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:FFBC) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven research firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $31.33.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    First Financial Bank (NASDAQ:FFBC) Chairman Claude E. Davis sold 19,379 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.19, for a total transaction of $623,810.01. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of First Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:FFBC) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Thursday morning.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about First Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:FFBC) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Financial Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.5407494849709 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: TransUnion(TRU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    MIB and TransUnion Work Together to Minimize Identity Fraud in Life Insurance and Annuities (finance.yahoo.com) C2 Systems Launches Cloud-based Data Aggregation and Decision Engine (prweb.com) Insider Selling: TransUnion (TRU) EVP Sells 30,000 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com) TransUnion (TRU) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $538.48 Million (americanbankingnews.com) TransUnion to Present at William Blair Growth Stock Conference (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of research firms have commented on TRU. Zacks Investment Research upgraded TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $75.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Robert W. Baird upped their price target on TransUnion from $65.00 to $74.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. SunTrust Banks upped their price target on TransUnion from $64.00 to $78.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. Barclays upped their price objective on TransUnion from $65.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co set a $65.00 price objective on TransUnion and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $66.64.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Thursday . The company traded as low as $69.74 and last traded at $68.94, with a volume of 28118 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $68.47.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) EVP David M. Neenan sold 30,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.42, for a total value of $2,112,600.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 123,029 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,663,702.18. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Natixis trimmed its stake in shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) by 22.9% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 248,242 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 73,784 shares during the quarter. Natixis’ holdings in TransUnion were worth $17,784,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Anixter International Inc.(AXE)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Strs Ohio boosted its position in Anixter International Inc. (NYSE:AXE) by 15.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 18,700 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,500 shares during the period. Strs Ohio’s holdings in Anixter International were worth $1,183,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TheStreet upgraded shares of Anixter International (NYSE:AXE) from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research report released on Wednesday morning.

    Several other brokerages have also recently issued reports on AXE. Zacks Investment Research raised Anixter International from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Monday, December 3rd. ValuEngine downgraded Anixter International from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 30th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co cut their target price on Anixter International from $70.00 to $60.00 and set a market perform rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, December 21st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $70.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TheStreet upgraded shares of Anixter International (NYSE:AXE) from a c+ rating to a b rating in a report issued on Wednesday morning.

    Several other equities analysts also recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Anixter International from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Anixter International from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 25th. Finally, Longbow Research upgraded shares of Anixter International from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research note on Friday, July 20th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. Anixter International has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $85.50.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: EP Energy Corporation(EPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday morning, the energy shares rose 2.24 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE), up 15 percent, and Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) up 18 percent.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock (EPE) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) $314.69 Million in Sales Expected for Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock (EPE) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock (EPE) Major Shareholder Sells $707,974.10 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Today’s Free Research Reports Coverage on Jones Energy and Three More Independent Oil & Gas Stocks (finance.yahoo.com) Research Analysts Offer Predictions for Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock’s Q2 2018 Earnings (EPE) (americanbankingnews.com)

    Several research firms recently weighed in on EPE. Zacks Investment Research raised Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.50 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, June 21st. ValuEngine lowered Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 15th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $3.00 price target on Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. KLR Group downgraded Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $3.00 price target for the company. in a research note on Monday, May 14th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co decreased their price target on Enterprise GP Holdings L.P. common stock from $3.00 to $2.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, March 19th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and two have give

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    EP Energy (NYSE:EPE) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallAug. 10, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the energy shares rose 2.37 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE), up 24 percent, and Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) up 24 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the energy shares climbed 1.59 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included SeaDrill Limited (NYSE: SDRL), up 77 percent, and EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE), up 19 percent.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Introduction

Collection House (OTC:CLHSF, ASX:CLH) is a small-cap $133 million revenue Australian stock with little coverage. It is trading cheap at a valuation of 6x EV/EBITDA, with excellent cash flow conversion. The stock has also posted solid and consistent growth, with a fully franked (tax-free) dividend of just under 6%.

Its closest Australian comparable, Credit Corp. Group, is trading at a 15x P/E, about 60% higher than CLHSF.

This is precisely what we look for in a company:

Consistent growth Defensive earnings Excellent free cash flow generation, at 12% of market cap A realistic chance of substantial multiple appreciation

The business

Collection House is in the business of purchasing bad debts and collecting them. The company also lends against receivables, allowing businesses owed debt by a bust supplier to recover at least some of their losses. In addition, it offers legal advice to those in financial distress, financial education and advice for individuals requiring debt restructuring. Collection House employs about 850 people across Australia and is predominantly B2B, but has recently forayed into consumer finance with its ThinkMe Finance product. ThinkMe is a finance brokerage for those who are self-employed or credit-impaired and otherwise locked out of reasonable finance opportunities.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: NorthStar Realty Europe Corp.(NRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America increased its holdings in NorthStar Realty Europe (NYSE:NRE) by 15.7% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 71,499 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,699 shares during the period. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America owned approximately 0.13% of NorthStar Realty Europe worth $931,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northstar Realty Europe Corp (NYSE:NRE) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $16.83.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NorthStar Realty Europe (NYSE:NRE) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the six brokerages that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has given a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $17.17.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: EQT GP Holdings, LP(EQGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    EQT Holdings Management Company, LLC (NYSE:EQGP) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the sixteen ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have assigned a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $29.83.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Olympic Steel Inc.(ZEUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about Olympic Steel (NASDAQ:ZEUS) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Olympic Steel earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 47.5465348320487 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Olympic Steel, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZEUS) – Jefferies Financial Group boosted their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Olympic Steel in a report released on Tuesday, July 10th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst S. Rosenfeld now anticipates that the basic materials company will earn $1.01 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.90. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Olympic Steel’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.50 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.09 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $2.29 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.37 EPS.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: First Financial Bancorp.(FFBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    First Financial Bank (NASDAQ:FFBC) Chairman Claude E. Davis sold 19,379 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.19, for a total transaction of $623,810.01. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about First Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:FFBC) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Financial Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.5407494849709 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of First Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:FFBC) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Thursday morning.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Oaktree Capital Group, LLC(OAK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington, Jeremy Bowman, and Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    So to help get you started, we asked three top Motley Fool investors to each pick a stock with an annual dividend yield ofat least5%. Read on to learn why they like Oaktree Capital (NYSE:OAK), Ford Motor (NYSE:F), and Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN).

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Asset management companies like Oaktree Capital Group (NYSE:OAK) have to deal with market volatility in two very different ways. On one hand, they have to produce the exceptional returns that keep them ahead of their peers even when conditions make it difficult. Yet even when they are able to outperform, asset managers also have to address the fears of their clients, many of whom start to flee in down markets even when their funds are holding up quite well.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Valero Energy Partners LP(VLP)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE: SHLX) and Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Many of the best dividend growth stocks give their investors a raise each year. However, some companies take that to another level by handing their investors more money every single quarter. Three companies with a history of putting more money into their investors’ pockets every three months are Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE:SHLX), Western Gas Partners (NYSE:WES), and Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP).

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Solar Senior Capital Ltd.(SUNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Solar Senior Capital Ltd (NASDAQ:SUNS) announced a monthly dividend on Thursday, June 7th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Thursday, June 21st will be paid a dividend of 0.1175 per share by the asset manager on Tuesday, July 3rd. This represents a $1.41 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.46%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 20th. This is a boost from Solar Senior Capital’s previous monthly dividend of $0.12.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hercules Technology Growth Capital (NYSE: HTGC) and Solar Senior Capital (NASDAQ:SUNS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SurModics Inc.(SRDX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Lombard Medical Technologies (OTCMKTS: EVARF) and SurModics (NASDAQ:SRDX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of SurModics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRDX) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $47.30 and last traded at $47.20, with a volume of 902 shares. The stock had previously closed at $46.50.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: LM Ericsson Telephone Company(ERIC)

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    Companies at the top of the backbone buildout food chain included Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO), the scandalous and now-defunct Worldcom, Nokia (NYSE: NOK), Ericsson (Nasdaq: ERIC), and old-tech-turned-new-tech Corning (NYSE: GLW). I’ve owned, traded, and written about Corning in the past. It’s time to have another look.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Ericsson needs industries to embrace 5G to underpin its recovery (finance.yahoo.com) Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (ERIC) versus Aviat Networks (AVNW) Financial Review (americanbankingnews.com) AT FIRST GLANCE, SUCH A POSSIBILITY SEEMS RIDICULOUS:: Visa Inc., (NYSE: V), Telefonaktiebolaget LM … (globalexportlines.com) Exceptional Stocks in Review: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (NASDAQ:ERIC), The Progressive Corporation … (journalfinance.net)

    NASDAQ ERIC opened at $7.77 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $25.71 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -16.53 and a beta of 0.79. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson has a 12-month low of $5.52 and a 12-month high of $8.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33, a current ratio of 1.46 and a quick ratio of 1.18.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) shares were also up, gaining 18 percent to $7.86 after reporting strong Q1 results.

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  • [By David Zeiler]

    A study last year by Swedish networking equipment maker Ericsson (Nasdaq ADR: ERIC) estimated that new 5G-based opportunities could generate as much as $1.3 trillion in additional annual revenue by 2026 just for the carriers.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc.(PTEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Thrivent Financial for Lutherans increased its stake in Patterson-UTI (NASDAQ:PTEN) by 31.8% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 3,073,057 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after purchasing an additional 741,573 shares during the quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans’ holdings in Patterson-UTI were worth $53,810,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company remains a top oil services pick across Wall Street.Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEN) is the second largest land driller in North America and a large pressure pumping provider. Its operations are particularly focused in the Marcellus and in Texas.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Pacific Advisors LLC decreased its holdings in Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTEN) by 15.9% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,451,909 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 273,567 shares during the quarter. First Pacific Advisors LLC owned 0.65% of Patterson-UTI Energy worth $25,423,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Back in my early 20s, when I was broke and in student-loan and credit-card debt, I started to be able to save a little money. Practically microscopic amounts but it was something.

I was so terrified of losing even those few dollars that I thought I needed to make them as safe as possible. So instead of putting them into vehicles that might actually make me some money, I put my funds into a savings account not even a high-yield savings account and once I started to save slightly more, into the safest mutual fund I could find, an intermediate bond fund.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.(NOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSEMKT:NOG) are flying high, up 12% as of 10:30 a.m. EDT, after the company reported better-than-expected first-quarter results.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets are cheering a major development in efforts to fix the ongoing trade conflict between the United States and China. According to Reuters, Chinese telecom giant ZTE has signed an agreement to get back into business with its American partners. The agreement will lift a ban by the U.S. Commerce Department that prevented China’s No. 2 telecommunications equipment from buying from U.S. suppliers. This is a major development, and one that signals progress among trade officials from both nations. There are now more job openings in the United States than available workers. This is the first time that the Department of Labor has documented this phenomenon. There are 6.7 million openings compared to the 6.4 million workers available to fill those positions. As a result, U.S. companies have been forced to increase compensation in order to attract talent. All of the positive economic development could come to a screeching halt should the U.S. experience the largest labor strike in a decade. Reports indicate that the Teamsters and the United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) are on a collision course that could result in a general strike. The union has announced that 260,000 UPS employees have authorized a strike should both sides fail to reach a labor deal by August 1. UPS is responsible for the transport of 6% of the nation’s gross domestic product.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, NOG, WFC
    Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) investors remain committed to giving Chairman Elon Musk more of their money. On Tuesday, shareholders struck down proposals that would have removed Musk from the chairman role and shaken up the board of directors. Both proposals failed. At the same shareholder event, Musk announced plans for Tesla to open a production facility in Shanghai and projected that his firm will likely produce 5,000 Model 3 vehicles per week by the end of June. In deal news, defense contractor Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOG) has won U.S. antitrust approval to purchase rocket moto

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northern Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $2.20.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northland Securities assumed coverage on shares of Northern Oil and Gas (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) in a report published on Wednesday. The firm issued an outperform rating and a $4.00 price target on the energy company’s stock.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SandRidge Mississippian Trust II(SDR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Matador Resources (NYSE: MTDR) and SandRidge Mississippian Trust II (NYSE:SDR) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Knight Transportation, Inc.(KNX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings (NYSE: KNX) completed its merger of Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation in September last year to create one of the largest operators in the FTL segment. Drivers as a percentage of total employment is among the highest in the industry, but could come down as the merged company consolidates the business.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Knight-Swift Transportation (NYSE:KNX) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Tuesday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Maximus, Inc.(MMS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Maximus (NYSE:MMS) had its price target decreased by Canaccord Genuity from $65.00 to $64.00 in a research report sent to investors on Friday. Canaccord Genuity currently has a hold rating on the health services provider’s stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Maximus (NYSE:MMS) updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.30-3.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.49. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.4-2.44 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.50 billion.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Nomad Foods Limited (NYSE: NOMD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $656.43 million.
    AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $720.14 million.
    Magna International Inc. (NYSE: MGA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.7 per share on revenue of $10.11 billion.
    Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $2.12 billion.
    Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $5.78 billion.
    Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $255.60 million.
    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $457.67 million.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $691.18 million.
    Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $1.32 billion.
    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $10.14 billion.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.
    NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $332.93 million.
    World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.94 per share on revenue of $147.32 million.
    MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE: MMS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $616.04 million.
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Top 5 Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: First Financial Bancorp.(FFBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about First Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:FFBC) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Financial Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.5407494849709 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of First Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:FFBC) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven research firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $31.33.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    First Financial Bank (NASDAQ:FFBC) Chairman Claude E. Davis sold 19,379 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.19, for a total transaction of $623,810.01. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of First Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:FFBC) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Thursday morning.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Best Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019

We continue to believe that financial stocks are quite undervalued as well. During the quarter we made a new investment in Ally Financial (NYSE:ALLY). Ally was founded nearly a century ago as General Motors Acceptance Corporation. Its purpose then was to provide financing to GM dealers and retail customers. Today, Ally is no longer owned by GM. It serves a wide variety of dealers (including Ford, Chrysler and Toyota), and it is carefully building a consumer franchise. In our view, investors are myopically concerned that the auto business is at a cyclical peak. U.S. auto sales are near record levels, and credit losses are below long-term averages. Some believe Ally’s earnings have nowhere to go but down. We believe cyclical pressures will be more than offset by continued internal improvements, such as funding cost reductions (low-cost online deposits grew 19% in the third quarter of 2016) and improving the capital structure. With Ally’s stock trading at roughly 68% of tangible book value, we believe Ally is a compelling addition to the Oakmark Select Fund. We didn’t eliminate any positions during the quarter and exit 2016 with 20 investments in the portfolio.

From Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio)’s Oakmark Select Fund fourth quarter 2016 commentary.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Inc.(DFRG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Del Frisco's Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: DFRG) was down, falling around 13 percent to $14.70 after the company reported downbeat quarterly earnings and announced plans to acquire Barteca Restaurant Group for $325 million in cash.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Del Frisco's Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: DFRG) was down, falling around 14 percent to $14.58 after the company reported downbeat quarterly earnings and announced plans to acquire Barteca Restaurant Group for $325 million in cash.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: “Brokerages Anticipate Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group (DFRG) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $85.62 Million” was originally posted by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this report on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of US & international copyright and trademark laws. The correct version of this report can be accessed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3377824/brokerages-anticipate-del-friscos-restaurant-group-dfrg-will-post-quarterly-sales-of-85-62-million.html.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: First Financial Bancorp.(FFBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    First Financial Bank (NASDAQ:FFBC) Chairman Claude E. Davis sold 19,379 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.19, for a total transaction of $623,810.01. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Best Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Israel Chemicals Shs(ICL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Israel Chemicals (NYSE:ICL) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Group issued their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Israel Chemicals in a research note issued on Monday, May 14th. Jefferies Group analyst L. Alexander forecasts that the basic materials company will post earnings of $0.09 per share for the quarter. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Israel Chemicals’ Q3 2018 earnings at $0.11 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.10 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Israel Chemicals (NYSE: ICL) and Evogene (NASDAQ:EVGN) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now

Wright Medical Group (NASDAQ: WMGI) is one of 26 public companies in the “Surgical appliances & supplies” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Wright Medical Group to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Profitability

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This table compares Wright Medical Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Wright Medical Group -27.19% -3.78% -1.01%
Wright Medical Group Competitors -295.40% -52.45% -18.29%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Wright Medical Group and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.(CHKP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    For investors looking for a cybersecurity stock, I think a bigger security company like Palo Alto Networks or Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) would be a better option. At this juncture, I think FireEye’s high expenditures and sluggish revenue growth outweigh the potential benefits of buying the stock.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest decreased to 8.24 million shares from the previous reading of 8.45 million. Shares were trading at $102.91, in a 52-week range of $95.03 to $119.20.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) plies its trade in the fast-growing cybersecurity market — a market that’s expected to hit $96 billion in revenue this year, an increase of 8% over 2017, accordingto Gartner’s estimates. However, one look at the cybersecurity specialist’s recent performance indicates that it hasn’t been able to capitalize on that vast potential.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.(TSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    DigiTimes just published an overview of the cutting-edge chip manufacturing landscape. In the overview, the company says that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE:TSM) is set to start mass production on its 7-nanometer chip manufacturing process in the second quarter of 2018, with an enhanced version of that technology going into production in early 2019.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    With this delay, Intel has fallen solidly behind its largest peer,Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company(NYSE:TSM), which began mass production of chips using its 7nm technology (roughly equivalent to Intel’s 10nm technology) earlier this month.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    The claim from Intel seems questionable at best. To illustrate, let’s dive deep into when Intel has brought products to market on new technologies and when its competition –Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company(NYSE:TSM)and Samsung (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) — have.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE:TSM) is one of my favorite publicly traded chip companies. The company is a contract chip manufacturer, which means it develops the tools and technologies to allow other chip companies to design chips that TSMC ultimately manufactures for those companies.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Carrols Restaurant Group Inc.(TAST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 50.7 percent to $4.34 after the company announced a special $1.00 per share cash dividend.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) surged 28.4 percent to $17.44 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cardlytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDLX) gained 22 percent to $17.945.
    Care.com, Inc. (NYSE: CRCM) shares rose 19.3 percent to $18.92 following Q1 earnings.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) jumped 19.1 percent to $4.3934 after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 18.6 percent to $4.79 after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    IntriCon Corporation (NASDAQ: IIN) climbed 17.4 percent to $29.30 after reporting Q1 results.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 16.2 percent to $3.45 after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: TCMD) gained 15.4 percent to $42.61 following Q1 results.
    eGain Corporation (NASDAQ: EGAN) gained 15.3 percent to $10.55 following Q3 earnings.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 13.8 percent to $9.48 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRL) shares surged 13.1 percent to $13.42 after reporting Q1 results.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) climbed 11.9 percent to $10.85 following better-than-expected Q3 earnings.
    scPharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SCPH) gained 11.2 percent to $14.45 following Q1 results.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 10.2 percent to $24.08 following Q1 results.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) shares rose 7.9 percent to $19.60 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its outlook.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 7.7 percent to $11.90 following upbeat Q1 results.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 6.8 perc
  • [By Steve Symington]

    Burger King franchisee Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) announced strong first-quarter 2018 results on Tuesday morning, showcasing continued momentum in both comparable-restaurant sales and revenue from acquired locations over the past year. Carrols was also able to considerably narrow its losses in this seasonally slow quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Carrols Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:TAST) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report released on Wednesday.

    Several other research analysts also recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Carrols Restaurant Group from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Carrols Restaurant Group from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Saturday, May 5th. Dougherty & Co reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Carrols Restaurant Group in a report on Sunday, March 4th. Finally, Citigroup cut their price objective on shares of Carrols Restaurant Group from $16.00 to $15.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a report on Monday, March 5th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $14.50.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: VIVUS, Inc.(VVUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    However, VivoPower and our other penny stocks to watch this week already saw big gains. After looking at our 10 top penny stocks to watch, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with serious profit potential in its future…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    VivoPower International Plc. (Nasdaq: VVPR) $3.05 88.57%
    Euro Tech Holdings Co. (Nasdaq: CLWT) $3.77 75.11%
    Boxlight Corp. (Nasdaq: BOXL) $6.36 65.38%
    Chine Recycling Energy Corp. (Nasdaq: CREG) $2.01 45.92%
    Vivis Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) $0.52 38.82%
    HC2 Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HCHC) $6.79 33.49%
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: BSPM) $2.67 32.23%
    Turtle Beach Corp. (Nasdaq: HEAR) $6.99 30.19%
    Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) $3.30 29.24%
    Rexahn Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: RNN) $2.11 29.19%

    While the gains of last week’s top penny stocks are exciting, it’s important to note that investing in penny stocks is also incredibly risky.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Extreme Networks Inc.(EXTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) to post quarterly earnings at $10.67 per share on revenue of $2.87 billion after the closing bell. Booking Holdings shares gained 0.99 percent to $2,183.00 in after-hours trading.
    Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday. Tripadvisor shares climbed 20.55 percent to $46.75 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE: BUD) to have earned $0.89 per share on revenue of $13.06 billion in the latest quarter. Anheuser-Busch will release earnings before the markets open. Anheuser-Busch shares gained 0.77 percent to $99.00 in after-hours trading.
    Extreme Networks, Inc (NASDAQ: EXTR) reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance. Extreme Networks shares fell 28.51 percent to $8.40 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the opening bell, Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.55 billion. Ameren shares dropped 2.78 percent to close at $56.91 on Tuesday.

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  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of network equipment maker Extreme Networks (NASDAQ:EXTR) are having a rough Wednesday. The stock opened 26.8% lower today, following last night’s release of disappointing third-quarter results.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) shares dropped 23 percent to $9.00 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) fell 26 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance.
    Caesarstone Ltd. (NASDAQ: CSTE) shares fell 12.5 percent to $16.15 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 results and lowered its FY18 sales forecast.
    MINDBODY, Inc. (NASDAQ: MB) fell 11.7 percent to $38.65 in pre-market trading following mixed Q1 results.
    Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE: VSLR) fell 10 percent to $3.60 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 miss.
    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) shares fell 10 percent to $31.63 in pre-market trading after reporting a Q1 earnings miss at 28 cents per share, 5 cents below estimates.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) fell 7.7 percent to $49.00 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.
    MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL) fell 6.1 percent to $22.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) fell 5.3 percent to $31.1604 in pre-market trading after announcing a 15 million share common stock secondary offering.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) shares fell 4.7 percent to $56 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat Q1 earnings

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) shares dropped 24 percent to $8.95 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) shares dropped 22 percent to $9.15 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Centennial Resource Development, Inc. (CDEV)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Amedica Corporation (NASDAQ: AMDA) rose 31.3 percent to $4.11 in pre-market trading after climbing 181.98 percent on Tuesday.
    ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 18.7 percent to $13.65 in pre-market trading after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 18.6 percent to $46.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 15 percent to $2.08 in pre-market trading after reporting Q4 results.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) rose 9.8 percent to $49.00 in pre-market trading following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
    Centennial Resource Development, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDEV) shares rose 8.1 percent to $21.06 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares rose 6.8 percent to $3.44 in pre-market trading following Q1 beat.
    Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. (NYSE: TIK) rose 6.7 percent to $3.20 in pre-market trading after surging 25.37 percent on Tuesday.
    KBS Fashion Group Limited (NASDAQ: KBSF) rose 6.4 percent to $5.84 in pre-market trading after jumping 9.36 percent on Tuesday.
    Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) rose 6.6 percent to $8.26 in pre-market trading after reporting Q2 earnings.
    New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 6.3 percent to $82.00 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Match Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) rose 5.8 percent to $38.43 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) rose 5.2 percent to $30.62 in pre-market trading.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares jumped 31.6 percent to $12.18 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.
    ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 26.5 percent to $14.55 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares gained 25 percent to $4.0234 following Q1 beat.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) jumped 23.5 percent to $55.12 following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
    Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) gained 23.3 percent to $59.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 22.5 percent to $47.51 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares surged 21.7 percent to $3.36. Amazon.com's partnership with Sears started in 2017 with an agreement to sell Kenmore-branded appliances online. On Wednesday, the companies announced an extension of their relationship to now include tire delivery and installations.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) jumped 21.3 percent to $2.68 following Q1 results.
    LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC) surged 20.4 percent to $3.395 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Superior Industries International, Inc. (NYSE: SUP) gained 19 percent to $15.82 after reporting Q1 results.
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLCM) shares rose 18.5 percent to $8.13 following Q1 results.
    Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) rose 18.3 percent to $52.47 after the company posted strong quarterly results.
    Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS) shares jumped 18.3 percent to $6.47 following quarterly results.
    IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE: IEC) shares climbed 17 percent to $4.68 after reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings.
    New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 16.8 percent to $90.10 following Q4 results.
    Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR)

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: First Financial Bancorp.(FFBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    First Financial Bank (NASDAQ:FFBC) Chairman Claude E. Davis sold 19,379 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.19, for a total transaction of $623,810.01. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Knowles Corporation(KN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) jumped 46.7 percent to $16.1331. The low-float small-cap clinical stage gene therapy company saw its stock rally nearly 150 percent from Monday through Thursday. Formal news hasn't been announced this week that would support a triple-digit percentage rally (including more than 200 percent at one point on Thursday) but the quiet period following its initial public offering will expire on May 8.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares gained 24.7 percent to $36.17. Celyad reported the publication of THINK study case report of CYAD-01 Induced Complete Remission in relapsed/refractory AML patient in haematologica.
    DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOM) shares jumped 23.2 percent to $39.00 after the company reported upbeat Q1 results and issued upbeat Q2 guidance.
    eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) gained 21.8 percent to $19.58 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.
    Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA) climbed 20.4 percent to $27.20 following Q1 results.
    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares jumped 18.2 percent to $304.135 following strong quarterly results.
    Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) gained 13.9 percent to $12.70 as the company reported Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NYSE: ZYME) gained 13.8 percent to $17.36.
    Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: COCP) rose 11.8 percent to $2.336 after declining 25.09 percent on Thursday.
    ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN) shares surged 11.7 percent to $11.75 after the company announced 'successful completion of interim analysis' for FORWARD I Phase 3 mirvetuximab soravtansine trial.
    Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELOX) gained 9.5 percent to $12.70.
    Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) shares rose 8.5 percent to $115.3801 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) shares rose 8.3 percent to $6.50. The stock moved higher after a Reuters report suggested ongoing merger talks with T-M
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) got a boost, shooting up 15 percent to $12.83 as the company reported Q1 results.

    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares were also up, gaining 19 percent to $305.90 following strong quarterly results.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    Head to Head Contrast: Knowles (KN) vs. Sony (SNE) (americanbankingnews.com) Knowles (KN) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Four seniors nab scholarships from Siouxland Officials Association (siouxcityjournal.com) When is Who Dares Wins on BBC One tonight, how old is host Nick Knowles and how does the game show work? (thesun.co.uk) Local students learn the art of architecture (dailytidings.com)

    KN has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Craig Hallum restated a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price target (down from $20.00) on shares of Knowles in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Knowles from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th. ValuEngine lowered Knowles from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. JPMorgan Chase lowered their price target on Knowles from $16.00 to $13.50 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Lake Street Capital lowered their price target on Knowles from $19.00 to $17.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $17.29.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sony (NYSE: SNE) and Knowles (NYSE:KN) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

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    XPO Logistics (XPO) : “This stock just won’t come down. “

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