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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019

Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) has always been a tough one for me. On the one hand, the company has been a great performer over the long-term, but it’s been stuck in a multi-year lull.

In a way, it sort of reminds me of Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS). I touched on this fact a few weeks ago with Disney, in that it was disappointing for recent investors but over the last five years or more, it was still a big winner. In that time frame, Starbucks has been a better operator, but that hasn’t prevented shares from being hit.

Valuing Starbucks Stock

Despite this lull, I still consider SBUX a Future Blue Chip holding of mine and the reasoning is simple. Analysts still expect SBUX to grow revenue 11% this year and almost 10% in 2019. Criticism aside, this is still pretty impressive. On the earnings front, estimates call for more than 20% growth this year followed by just 12.5% growth in 2019.

Still, double-digit earnings and revenue growth is nothing to scoff at, even if the company isn’t churning out the types of numbers it did in the past. Admittedly, it would more encouraging if SBUX could get a U.S. comparable-store sales result north of 5%.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Farmers Capital Bank Corporation(FFKT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, the financial shares climbed 0.31 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB), up 10 percent.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:FFKT)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $54.45 and last traded at $54.60, with a volume of 1640 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $54.00.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday morning, the financial shares climbed 0.50 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB), up 9 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) shares climbed 30.3 percent to $11.05 after climbing 34.60 percent on Thursday.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) jumped 21.2 percent to $4.9699 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.
    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) shares climbed 18.8 percent to $7.89 after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ: FFKT) gained 15.4 percent to $48.75. WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ: WSBC) announced an agreement and plan of merger with Farmers Capital Bank Corporation.
    TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) climbed 10.2 percent to $66.76 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong forecast for the second quarter. TransUnion announced plans to acquire Callcredit.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares gained 9.2 percent to $3.9299 after rising 8.11 percent on Thursday.
    Pinnacle Foods Inc (NYSE: PF) gained 8.8 percent to $60.04 after a 13-D filing from Jana Partners showed an increased stake in the comapny, from 1.42 million shares at the end of last quarter to 10.83 million shares, or a 9.3-percent stake.
    Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) shares climbed 8.8 percent to $26.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG) gained 8.5 percent to $12.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) climbed 7.5 percent to $7.73 following Q1 results.
    Seaspan Corporation (NYSE: SSW) shares climbed 6.7 percent to $7.50. Deutsche Bank upgraded Seaspan from Hold to Buy.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) shares rose 4.6 percent to $14.63 after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) rose 4.3 percent to $47.80. Biogen and Ionis have expanded their strategic collaboration to develop drug candidates for a broad range of neurological diseases.

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: STORE Capital Corporation(STOR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    STORE Capital Corp  (NYSE:STOR)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 21, 2019, 12:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Eric Volkman]

    The equity portfolio of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A)(NYSE:BRK-B) has a grand total of one real estate investment trust (REIT) — Store Capital (NYSE:STOR). That alone says something about the company.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    STORE Capital Corp. Inc. (NYSE: STOR) is the leader in the acquisition, investment and management of Single Tenant Operational Real Estate, which is its target market. Investors receive a 4.94% yield, and shares traded recently at $24.85. The 52-week range is $19.65 to $26.58. The consensus price target is $27.08.

  • [By Todd Campbell, Rich Smith, and Neha Chamaria]

    Dividend paying stocks historically outperform non-dividend paying stocks, but that doesn’t mean that all dividend paying companies are created equal. Some businesses are better than others, and the best businesses offer the greatest opportunity for future dividend increases. If you’re hunting for top dividend stocks that offer more than just a high yield, it could be time to consider buying CVS Health (NYSE:CVS), Welltower (NYSE:WELL), and STORE Capital (NYSE:STOR).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Enzymotec Ltd.(ENZY )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Press coverage about Enzymotec (NASDAQ:ENZY) has trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Enzymotec earned a coverage optimism score of 0.36 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 44.1639541610912 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corporation(TRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TRON (CURRENCY:TRX) traded down 0.8% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 21:00 PM E.T. on February 26th. One TRON coin can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0242 or 0.00000630 BTC on major exchanges including Kucoin, Kryptono, Fatbtc and Hotbit. During the last seven days, TRON has traded 3.1% lower against the dollar. TRON has a total market capitalization of $1.61 billion and $151.03 million worth of TRON was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Co. (NYSEAMERICAN:TRX) (NYSEMKT:TRX) was the target of a significant decline in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 3,876,222 shares, a decline of 0.6% from the April 30th total of 3,901,135 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 311,237 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 12.5 days. Currently, 3.3% of the company’s shares are short sold.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TRON (CURRENCY:TRX) traded up 2.2% against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 21:00 PM E.T. on August 23rd. One TRON coin can now be bought for approximately $0.0205 or 0.00000315 BTC on exchanges including Huobi, Koinex, OpenLedger DEX and Bithumb. TRON has a market capitalization of $1.35 billion and $80.96 million worth of TRON was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last seven days, TRON has traded up 2.3% against the US dollar.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.(SFE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Liberum Capital restated their hold rating on shares of Safestyle UK (LON:SFE) in a report released on Monday morning.

    Shares of LON SFE opened at GBX 49.95 ($0.64) on Monday. Safestyle UK has a 12-month low of GBX 91.71 ($1.18) and a 12-month high of GBX 325 ($4.19).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    SafeCoin (CURRENCY:SFE) traded 6.5% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 15:00 PM Eastern on June 26th. Over the last seven days, SafeCoin has traded up 19% against the U.S. dollar. SafeCoin has a total market cap of $0.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of SafeCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. One SafeCoin coin can now be purchased for about $0.0001 or 0.00000001 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SafeCoin (SFE) uses the hashing algorithm. Its genesis date was May 25th, 2016.

    SafeCoin Coin Trading

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ares Capital (NASDAQ: ARCC) and Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: EQT GP Holdings, LP(EQGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    EQT GP (NYSE:EQGP) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

    Enviva Partners (NYSE:EVA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $36.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Enviva Partners, LP is a master limited partnership which owns and operates wood pellet production plants. It serves primarily in the United States and Europe. Enviva Partners, LP is based in Bethesa, United States. “

  • [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.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tallgrass Energy GP (NYSE: EQGP) and EQT GP (NYSE:EQGP) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    EQT GP Holdings LP (NYSE:EQGP) shares reached a new 52-week low on Monday . The stock traded as low as $20.61 and last traded at $21.00, with a volume of 192322 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $21.03.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    USA Compression Partners (NYSE: EQGP) and EQT GP (NYSE:EQGP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.(GSBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) VP Linton J. Thomason sold 3,900 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.15, for a total value of $234,585.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 7,278 shares in the company, valued at approximately $437,771.70. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Several research analysts have recently issued reports on GSBC shares. ValuEngine raised Great Southern Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 24th. BidaskClub raised Great Southern Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Great Southern Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 19th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $58.67.

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    Great Southern Bancorp Company Profile

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    GSA Capital Partners LLP bought a new position in Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund bought 17,738 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,015,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Bruker Corporation(BRKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bruker Co. (NASDAQ:BRKR) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven brokerages that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $34.38.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Bruker Co. (NASDAQ:BRKR) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twelve brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have given a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $33.11.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Bruker (BRKR)” was first reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this story on another publication, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of U.S. and international trademark & copyright law. The correct version of this story can be viewed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4145365/stock-traders-purchase-high-volume-of-call-options-on-bruker-brkr.html.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Bruker Corp  (NASDAQ:BRKR)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 11, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(INO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    INO COIN (CURRENCY:INO) traded 0.1% higher against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 22:00 PM Eastern on February 15th. INO COIN has a market cap of $16.89 million and $1.88 million worth of INO COIN was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last seven days, INO COIN has traded 2.9% lower against the U.S. dollar. One INO COIN token can now be purchased for $0.84 or 0.00023247 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Token Store and Exrates.

  • [By George Budwell]

    Compounding matters further, the few publicly traded vaccine specialists available to investors at the moment have been fraught with clinical setbacks and lengthy development delays that have crushed their share prices. That being said, Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INO) and Novavax (NASDAQ:NVAX) are two pure vaccine plays that might be able to finally break free of this long-term downtrend. These dark horse vaccine makers, after all, are reportedly developing two of the most valuable experimental vaccines in the industry right now. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:INO) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $11.25.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: CorVel Corp.(CRVL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    CorVel (NASDAQ: CRVL) and Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Marketing Alliance (OTCMKTS:MAAL) and CorVel (NASDAQ:CRVL) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    AON (NYSE: AON) and CorVel (NASDAQ:CRVL) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CorVel Co. (NASDAQ:CRVL) Chairman V Gordon Clemons sold 2,250 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.85, for a total transaction of $118,912.50. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CorVel Co. (NASDAQ:CRVL) Chairman V Gordon Clemons sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.59, for a total transaction of $257,950.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

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Top Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Pricing pressure, competition, and massive debt have taken a toll on Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE:TEVA) in the past year, yet Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A)(NYSE:BRK-B) has bought millions of shares in 2018, including 2.7 million shares in the second quarter alone. Is Teva Pharmaceutical a bargain-bin buy you should add to your portfolio, too? 

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

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

  • [By Motley Fool Staff and Michael Douglass]

    Is White Mountains Insurance (NYSE:WTM) an early-stage Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) or are the business models completely different? Here’s a look at the similarities and differences between the two conglomerates and another “mini-Berkshire” that could be worth examining instead.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Although we didn’t get any new details about Berkshire’s (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) succession plan at the company’s annual meeting, Warren Buffett emphasized that the right team is in place to continue the company’s winning strategy. Here are the details of what he had to say.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Ninety-eight percent or more of people who invest should “extensively diversify and not trade,” Buffett has said. Specifically, these investors should buy a very low-cost index fund, the Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-B) (NYSE:BRK-A) chairman and CEO advises. Examples of index funds that track market indexes include the Vanguard 500 Index Fund Admiral Class (NASDAQMUTFUND: VFIAX) and the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (NYSEMKT: VOO). Index funds are simply funds invested across large collections of companies in the same manner that popular indexes aggregate performance of a group of companies in order to track the broader market’s performance. Popular indexes include the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the Nasdaq 100. Investing in an index fund allows investors to buy a single ticker symbol that diversifies investments across all of the companies in a given index.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    After years of criticizing airline stocks (he once referred to them as a “death trap for investors”), Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) bought the big four airlines — Southwest (NYSE: LUV), Delta (NYSE: DAL), American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL), and United (NYSE: UAL) — last year. Buffett was asked about it at the Berkshire Hathaway meeting, and he shared his reasoning. Here’s our summary of that.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Farmers Capital Bank Corporation(FFKT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) shares climbed 30.3 percent to $11.05 after climbing 34.60 percent on Thursday.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) jumped 21.2 percent to $4.9699 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.
    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) shares climbed 18.8 percent to $7.89 after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ: FFKT) gained 15.4 percent to $48.75. WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ: WSBC) announced an agreement and plan of merger with Farmers Capital Bank Corporation.
    TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) climbed 10.2 percent to $66.76 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong forecast for the second quarter. TransUnion announced plans to acquire Callcredit.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares gained 9.2 percent to $3.9299 after rising 8.11 percent on Thursday.
    Pinnacle Foods Inc (NYSE: PF) gained 8.8 percent to $60.04 after a 13-D filing from Jana Partners showed an increased stake in the comapny, from 1.42 million shares at the end of last quarter to 10.83 million shares, or a 9.3-percent stake.
    Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) shares climbed 8.8 percent to $26.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG) gained 8.5 percent to $12.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) climbed 7.5 percent to $7.73 following Q1 results.
    Seaspan Corporation (NYSE: SSW) shares climbed 6.7 percent to $7.50. Deutsche Bank upgraded Seaspan from Hold to Buy.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) shares rose 4.6 percent to $14.63 after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) rose 4.3 percent to $47.80. Biogen and Ionis have expanded their strategic collaboration to develop drug candidates for a broad range of neurological diseases.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the financial shares climbed 0.11 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG), up 10 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, the financial shares climbed 0.31 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB), up 10 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday morning, the financial shares climbed 0.50 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB), up 9 percent.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:FFKT)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $54.45 and last traded at $54.60, with a volume of 1640 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $54.00.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Morgan Stanley Asia-Pacific Fund, Inc.(APF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Peel Hunt upgraded shares of Anglo Pacific Group (LON:APF) to a buy rating in a report released on Tuesday morning. Peel Hunt currently has GBX 190 ($2.53) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 181 ($2.41).

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MannKind Corporation(MNKD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Shares of MannKind Corporation (NASDAQ:MNKD), a manufacturer of inhaled insulin powder, jumped 66.4% higher in September, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. A potentially lucrative collaboration deal with United Therapeutics (NASDAQ:UTHR) paved the way for MannKind stock to make a huge comeback.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    MannKind Corp. (NASDAQ: MNKD) shares continued their rally from Tuesday when it was announced that United Therapeutics Corp. (NASDAQ: UTHR) was licensing from MannKind a dry powder formulation of treprostinil, the active ingredient in Remodulin.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Investors in MannKind Corporation (NASDAQ:MNKD) are having another pleasant day. Shares were up 37% as of 10:05 a.m. EDT on Wednesday. That’s quite a bullish move for a single day, but it’s all the more impressive given that the stock also jumped 89% higher on Tuesday. 

  • [By Keith Speights]

    There haven’t been many positive catalysts for MannKind Corporation (NASDAQ:MNKD) in a few months. The stock is down significantly so far in 2018 after starting off with some nice gains. But there was at least a chance for some good news when the company reported its first-quarter results after the market closed on Wednesday.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a mixed day on Wall Street, with most major benchmarks easing lower as market participants continued to seek clarity on the trade front. Until negotiations with key partners like Canada and China come to a conclusion, some investors remain nervous about the possible ramifications of a failure to get deals completed. Yet in the absence of any outright negative news, trade-related or otherwise, the market has resisted substantial declines, rebounding from temporary setbacks. Positive sentiment around some key individual stocks has helped to buoy enthusiasm generally. Cronos Group (NASDAQ:CRON), MannKind (NASDAQ:MNKD), and Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

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Note:

I have covered Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) previously, so investors should view this article as an update to my earlier publishings on the company.

In a rare move for a tier 2 firm sell-side analyst, Roth Capital analyst Craig Irwin Wednesday downgraded Plug Power’s stock to “Sell” and lowered his price target from $2.25 to $1.30, causing the shares to tumble almost 15%.

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to obtain the analyst’s full research note, so the following discussion will be based on the diverse extracts reported from several news outfits over the course of the day.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Computer Task Group, Incorporated(CTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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    $88.05 Million in Sales Expected for Computer Task Group (CTG) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) CTG to Present at B. Riley Institutional Investor Conference on May 23 (finance.yahoo.com) Computer Task Group (CTG) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.08 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) ValuEngine Lowers Computer Task Group (CTG) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

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Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Stepan Company(SCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
    PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL) were down 14 percent to $76.53 as the company posted downbeat Q1 results.

    Epizyme, Inc. (NASDAQ: EPZM) was down, falling around 14 percent to $13.125. Epizyme announced Monday after the close that the FDA issued a partial clinical hold on the U.S. enrollment of new patients in tazemetostat clinical trials.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Stepan (NYSE: SCL) and Unilever (NYSE:UN) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Farmers Capital Bank Corporation(FFKT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, the financial shares climbed 0.31 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB), up 10 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the financial shares climbed 0.11 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG), up 10 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) shares climbed 30.3 percent to $11.05 after climbing 34.60 percent on Thursday.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) jumped 21.2 percent to $4.9699 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.
    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) shares climbed 18.8 percent to $7.89 after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ: FFKT) gained 15.4 percent to $48.75. WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ: WSBC) announced an agreement and plan of merger with Farmers Capital Bank Corporation.
    TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) climbed 10.2 percent to $66.76 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong forecast for the second quarter. TransUnion announced plans to acquire Callcredit.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares gained 9.2 percent to $3.9299 after rising 8.11 percent on Thursday.
    Pinnacle Foods Inc (NYSE: PF) gained 8.8 percent to $60.04 after a 13-D filing from Jana Partners showed an increased stake in the comapny, from 1.42 million shares at the end of last quarter to 10.83 million shares, or a 9.3-percent stake.
    Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) shares climbed 8.8 percent to $26.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG) gained 8.5 percent to $12.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) climbed 7.5 percent to $7.73 following Q1 results.
    Seaspan Corporation (NYSE: SSW) shares climbed 6.7 percent to $7.50. Deutsche Bank upgraded Seaspan from Hold to Buy.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) shares rose 4.6 percent to $14.63 after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) rose 4.3 percent to $47.80. Biogen and Ionis have expanded their strategic collaboration to develop drug candidates for a broad range of neurological diseases.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday morning, the financial shares climbed 0.50 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB), up 9 percent.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: athenahealth, Inc.(ATHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    In response to a buyout offer, shares ofathenahealth (NASDAQ:ATHN), a software provider to the healthcare industry, jumped 20% as of 11:05 a.m. EDT on Monday.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Athenahealth Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) shares jumped on Monday after it was announced that Elliot Management wants to take the company private. This is an unsolicited bid and the company has yet to respond. Either way, shareholders should be happy.

  • [By Simon Erickson]

    This could be a big win for the electronic health records (EHR) providers, such as athenahealth(NASDAQ:ATHN) andCerner(NASDAQ:CERN). Detailed, interoperable EHRs that can be shared across hospitals will be crucial for maintaining accurate patient records and developing improved treatment routines. That could, in turn, provide better patient outcomes.

  • [By ]

    One year after launching a campaign urging Athenahealth Inc. (ATHN) to consider “strategic options,” $35 billion activist investor Elliott Management on Monday launched a hostile bid to buy the healthcare technology company for as much as $6.9 billion including debt, in an all-cash offer.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) shares climbed 23.2 percent to $155.19 after Elliott Management confirmed a $160 per share cash offer for athenahealth.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) gained 21.3 percent to $8.83. Evolus named David Moatazedi as new CEO.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) climbed 18.2 percent to $3.12 after falling 39.86 percent on Friday.
    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) rose 15.6 percent to $27.53 after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) rose 13 percent to $2.26.
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC) gained 11.9 percent to $7.35.
    National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) surged 11.8 percent to $6.24 after the company posted upbeat quarterly profit.
    Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) shares gained 11.3 percent to $3.56.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) shares rose 8.8 percent to $18.875.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) rose 8.7 percent to $2.9683.
    Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE: KOS) shares rose 7.4 percent to $7.40.
    Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) rose 7 percent to $2.88 after climbing 1.89 percent on Friday.
    Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR) surged 6 percent to $15.93. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Cloudera with a Buy rating.
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) rose 5.1 percent to $257.35. Barclays upgraded Illumina from Equal-Weight to Overweight.

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Best Undervalued Stocks For 2018: Microchip Technology Incorporated(MCHP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Crutcher added that TI’s own chip manufacturing teams have been pushing equipment suppliers to make their machinery smarter. “We want it to tell us sooner if there’s an issue with the [chip] wafer that’s going through that machine,” he said as an example. Fellow analog chip and microcontroller (MCU) suppliers such as Analog Devices (ADI) and Microchip (MCHP) also have strong industrial exposure.

  • [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
  • [By ]

    Though concerns have been raised that the analog and MCU markets are at risk of seeing an inventory correction (they haven’t had a major one in a while), given signs of excessive ordering and stretched lead times, TI and STMicro’s numbers suggest conditions remain good for now. That’s particularly true in industrial and auto markets where trends such as factory automation, ADAS adoption and electric/hybrid car sales are boosting chip demand. Several other analog/MCU firms, including Microchip (MCHP) , ON Semiconductor (ON) , Maxim Integrated (MXIM) and NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) , will be reporting soon.

Best Undervalued Stocks For 2018: Farmers Capital Bank Corporation(FFKT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, the financial shares climbed 0.31 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB), up 10 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday morning, the financial shares climbed 0.50 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB), up 9 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) shares climbed 30.3 percent to $11.05 after climbing 34.60 percent on Thursday.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) jumped 21.2 percent to $4.9699 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.
    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) shares climbed 18.8 percent to $7.89 after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ: FFKT) gained 15.4 percent to $48.75. WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ: WSBC) announced an agreement and plan of merger with Farmers Capital Bank Corporation.
    TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) climbed 10.2 percent to $66.76 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong forecast for the second quarter. TransUnion announced plans to acquire Callcredit.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares gained 9.2 percent to $3.9299 after rising 8.11 percent on Thursday.
    Pinnacle Foods Inc (NYSE: PF) gained 8.8 percent to $60.04 after a 13-D filing from Jana Partners showed an increased stake in the comapny, from 1.42 million shares at the end of last quarter to 10.83 million shares, or a 9.3-percent stake.
    Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) shares climbed 8.8 percent to $26.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG) gained 8.5 percent to $12.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) climbed 7.5 percent to $7.73 following Q1 results.
    Seaspan Corporation (NYSE: SSW) shares climbed 6.7 percent to $7.50. Deutsche Bank upgraded Seaspan from Hold to Buy.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) shares rose 4.6 percent to $14.63 after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) rose 4.3 percent to $47.80. Biogen and Ionis have expanded their strategic collaboration to develop drug candidates for a broad range of neurological diseases.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the financial shares climbed 0.11 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG), up 10 percent.

Best Undervalued Stocks For 2018: (LGEAF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Coherent’s ELA deposition technology for LTPS backplane isn’t used in OLED TVs, where LG (OTC:LGEAF) uses metal oxide backpanes. There was some worry by analysts whether that technology could migrate to the smartphone panel market which CEO Ambroseo could not dispel entirely, but he argued that it has not been demonstrated suitable for handsets or battery-powered devices at this point.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019

Source: ThinkstockMay 7, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 0.3% at 2,672.56. The DJIA closed up 0.4% at 24,356.56. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.8% at 7,265.21.

Monday was a decent day for the broad U.S. markets. Crude oil touched above $70 in the session but ultimately retreated by the close. The S&P 500 sectors were more or less split down the middle. The most positive sectors were technology and financials up 0.6% each. The worst performing sectors were consumer staples and utilities down 0.7% and 0.6%, respectively.

Crude oil relatively flat at $69.82.

Gold was flat at $1,314.40.

The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was International Flabors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) which traded down about 10% at $127.28. The stocks 52-week range is $126.08 to $157.40. Volume was 3.2 million compared to the daily average volume of about half a million.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cooper Tire & Rubber Company(CTB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Cooper Tire & Rubber (NYSE:CTB) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report report published on Wednesday.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Farmers Capital Bank Corporation(FFKT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the financial shares climbed 0.11 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG), up 10 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, the financial shares climbed 0.31 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB), up 10 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) shares climbed 30.3 percent to $11.05 after climbing 34.60 percent on Thursday.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) jumped 21.2 percent to $4.9699 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.
    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) shares climbed 18.8 percent to $7.89 after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ: FFKT) gained 15.4 percent to $48.75. WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ: WSBC) announced an agreement and plan of merger with Farmers Capital Bank Corporation.
    TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) climbed 10.2 percent to $66.76 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong forecast for the second quarter. TransUnion announced plans to acquire Callcredit.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares gained 9.2 percent to $3.9299 after rising 8.11 percent on Thursday.
    Pinnacle Foods Inc (NYSE: PF) gained 8.8 percent to $60.04 after a 13-D filing from Jana Partners showed an increased stake in the comapny, from 1.42 million shares at the end of last quarter to 10.83 million shares, or a 9.3-percent stake.
    Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) shares climbed 8.8 percent to $26.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG) gained 8.5 percent to $12.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) climbed 7.5 percent to $7.73 following Q1 results.
    Seaspan Corporation (NYSE: SSW) shares climbed 6.7 percent to $7.50. Deutsche Bank upgraded Seaspan from Hold to Buy.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) shares rose 4.6 percent to $14.63 after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) rose 4.3 percent to $47.80. Biogen and Ionis have expanded their strategic collaboration to develop drug candidates for a broad range of neurological diseases.

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: American International Group Inc.(AIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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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 Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sentry Investment Management LLC lessened its holdings in American International Group (NYSE:AIG) by 8.6% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 64,968 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 6,147 shares during the quarter. Sentry Investment Management LLC’s holdings in American International Group were worth $3,536,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: GRAVITY Co. Ltd.(GRVY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cooper Creagan]

    For example, if you had taken five minutes to set up a Night Trade on Gravity Co. (Nasdaq: GRVY) in October, you could’ve tripled your money, and then some.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Selena Maranjian]

    You can also opt for exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, that focus on the same indexes — such as the SPDR S&P 500 ETF(NYSEMKT: SPY), Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (NYSEMKT: VTI), and Vanguard Total World Stock ETF (NYSEMKT: VT). You can balance out your portfolio with bonds via index mutual funds and ETFs, too. The Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEMKT: BND) is one such option.