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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now

European stocks fell Thursday, facing their fourth loss in five sessions, with auto shares under pressure and Italian shares flipping down following developments surrounding the countrys coalition government.

How markets are performing

The Stoxx Europe 600 Index
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fell 0.2% to 383.44, with the utility and financial sectors losing the most. The health care and consumer services sector, however, topped advancers. The index on Wednesday rose 0.3%, the first rise after three straight losses.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Columbia Sportswear Company(COLM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Columbia Sportswear (NASDAQ:COLM) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $88.86 and last traded at $88.27, with a volume of 4020 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $87.29.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Brasada Capital Management LP grew its stake in shares of Columbia Sportswear (NASDAQ:COLM) by 25.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 5,669 shares of the textile maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,148 shares during the quarter. Brasada Capital Management LP’s holdings in Columbia Sportswear were worth $433,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Pacific Ethanol Inc.(PEIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    In the two-week period, Pacific Ethanol Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX) saw short interest rise 5.4%, to 2.46 million shares, about 5.8% of the company’s float. The number of days to cover remained unchanged at six. The stock price fell 4.2% in the two weeks that ended May 31. The price of shares was $2.92 at Monday’s market close, down about 3% on the day, within a 52-week range of $2.75 to $7.50.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX) posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday. The oil and gas company reported ($0.19) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.09) by ($0.10), Bloomberg Earnings reports. Pacific Ethanol had a negative return on equity of 8.84% and a negative net margin of 2.14%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Matarin Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 716,292 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,149,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Pacific Ethanol Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX) saw short interest rise by 4.5% in the two weeks to 2.27 million shares, about 5.3% of the company’s float. Days to cover remained at five. The stock price rose by about 1.2% in the period. Shares closed at $3.40 on Wednesday, up nearly 8% on the day, in a 52-week range of $2.75 to $7.50.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc.(MPO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Centerbridge Credit Partners M Sells 109,893 Shares of Midstates Petroleum (MPO) Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Midstates Petroleum (MPO) Major Shareholder Centerbridge Credit Partners M Sells 171,200 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Midstates Petroleum (MPO) CAO Richard Wayne Mccullough Sells 3,170 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Midstates Petroleum (MPO) Director Michael Reddin Purchases 10,100 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Midstates Petroleum (MPO) CEO David J. Sambrooks Acquires 15,300 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of research firms recently commented on MPO. TheStreet downgraded shares of Midstates Petroleum from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Midstates Petroleum from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Midstates Petroleum (NYSE:MPO) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Midstates Petroleum earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the energy producer an impact score of 46.005644497441 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CytomX Therapeutics, Inc.(CTMX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Loxo Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOXO) rose 17.1 percent to $163.30 in pre-market trading as the company disclosed that LOXO-292 Phase 1 trial abstract was selected for 'Best of ASCO'.
    CytomX Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTMX) rose 11.5 percent to $27.15 in pre-market trading after the company announced presentations at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) rose 12.3 percent to $5.47 in pre-market trading after reporting narrower-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares rose 7.1 percent to $3.62 in the pre-market trading session.
    Baozun Inc. (NASDAQ: BZUN) shares rose 5.8 percent to $47.65 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) rose 5.5 percent to $46.00 in pre-market trading.
    Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) rose 5.3 percent to $40.50 in pre-market trading after The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE: WMB) announced agreement to acquire all public equity of Williams Partners in a $10.5 billion deal.
    Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS) shares rose 4.6 percent to $2.72 in pre-market trading after surging 12.55 percent on Wednesday.
    Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) rose 4.5 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.66 percent on Wednesday.
    Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) rose 4.1 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after climbing 7.90 percent on Wednesday.
    Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE: KOS) rose 4 percent to $7.70 in pre-market trading.

     

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of CytomX Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CTMX) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the thirteen research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $39.86.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of CytomX Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CTMX) have received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the twelve research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $40.17.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Wolverine World Wide, Inc.(WWW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wolverine World Wide (NYSE:WWW)’s share price gapped up prior to trading on Thursday following a better than expected earnings announcement. The stock had previously closed at $33.18, but opened at $32.32. Wolverine World Wide shares last traded at $31.45, with a volume of 29527 shares changing hands.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at Susquehanna upgraded Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) from Negative to Neutral.

    Wolverine shares rose 7.21 percent to close at $31.95 on Wednesday.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE: BUD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $13.06 billion.
    SINA Corporation (NASDAQ: SINA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $433.32 million.
    Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ: WB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $342.39 million.
    Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.55 billion.
    Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.98 per share on revenue of $2.75 billion.
    Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.51 billion.
    ADT Inc. (NYSE: ADT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $1.11 billion.
    Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.18 billion.
    Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue of $644.94 million.
    Conduent Incorporated (NYSE: CNDT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $1.44 billion.
    Delphi Technologies PLC (NYSE: DLPH) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.16 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
    Global Partners LP (NYSE: GLP) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.33 billion.
    Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $530.99 million.
    Performance Food Group Company (NYSE: PFGC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $4.46 billion.
    Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) is projected to report

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Citi Trends, Inc.(CTRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.38 per share on revenue of $16.50 billion.
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $1.48 billion.
    Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.25 per share on revenue of $17.63 billion.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $957.49 million.
    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE: CM) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.23 per share on revenue of $3.40 billion.
    Citi Trends, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.9 per share on revenue of $210.70 million.
    Qiwi plc (NASDAQ: QIWI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.25 per share on revenue of $60.19 million.
    iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited (NASDAQ: ICLK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $34.87 million.

     

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Citi Trends (NASDAQ:CTRN) will issue its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Wednesday, May 23rd. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.90 per share for the quarter. Citi Trends has set its FY19 guidance at $1.55-1.70 EPS.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Biglari Holdings Inc.(BH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) were down 20 percent to $339.00. Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE: WPG) will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) were down 17 percent to $352.05. Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE: WPG) will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Biglari Holdings (NYSE:BH)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $195.09 and last traded at $197.24, with a volume of 16566 shares. The stock had previously closed at $209.09.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) tumbled 18 percent to $22.90 following Q1 results.
    Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) fell 17.4 percent to $349.52. Washington Prime Group will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) dipped 15.7 percent to $14.03 after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) fell 15.3 percent to $11.65. FormFactor is expected to release Q1 results on May 2.
    Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) dropped 14.3 percent to $6.24 following Q1 results.
    National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NATI) fell 14.3 percent to $ 42.34 after reporting Q1 results.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) dipped 14.2 percent to $32.37 following Q1 results.
    Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) dropped 13.5 percent to $3.33. Civeo posted a Q1 loss of $0.42 per share on sales of $101.504 million.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) fell 12.4 percent to $125.310 after reporting Q1 results.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares tumbled 12.1 percent to $262.06 as the company posted Q1 results.
    Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: VALU) fell 11.3 percent to $19.10.
    Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) shares dropped 11.2 percent to $27.605 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.
    AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVHI) declined 10.7 percent to $17.20 following Q1 results.
    CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) dropped 9.4 percent to $21.01 after reporting Q4 results.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 8.9 percent to $7.280 following mixed Q1 results.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 8.4 percent to $45.97 after reporting Q4 results.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8.2 percent to $109.825. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: First Merchants Corporation(FRME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Merchants Co. (NASDAQ:FRME) insider Stephan Fluhler sold 1,047 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.00, for a total value of $50,256.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sandy Spring Bancorp (NASDAQ: SASR) and First Merchants (NASDAQ:FRME) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Boardwalk Pipeline Partners L.P.(BWP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP (NYSE: BWP) — While not directly tied to the price of oil due to its focus on the natural gas sector, Boardwalk does fall into the energy column. While the company’s revenue and EPS growth is lackluster and the yield (3.27%) is way below that of a typical energy MLP, the idea behind owning Boardwalk units is the deep discount of the actual assets of the company. The stock trades at just 50 cents on the dollar to the stated book value of the company and, as the company’s wheelhouse is storage and movement of natural gas and natural gas liquids (a now booming U.S. export business), real value will be unlocked. It’s just a matter of time.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (NYSE:BWP) traded up 5.8% on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $10.31 and last traded at $10.26. 190,760 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 93% from the average session volume of 2,588,689 shares. The stock had previously closed at $9.70.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: GRAVITY Co. Ltd.(GRVY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Gravity (NASDAQ:GRVY) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning.

  • [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.

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Ever since peaking in late April, Kate Spade’s (KATE) shares have been in a downward spiral so pronounced that even an amateur technical analyst like myself could draw its trend line lower. Today, however, its shares are soaring after the Wall Street Journal reported that Kate Spade was actively seeking a buyer.

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Mizuho’s Betty Chen and Alex Pham run the math on a possible acquisition price:

When we examined historical transactions in the specialty retail sector, we noticed a wide range of valuations. Select relevant transactions to consider would be ~2x EV/Sales Coach (COH) paid for Stuart Weitzman, Samsonites acquisition of Tumi at 14x EV/EBITDA, 13x EV/EBITDA for Joseph A. Banks by Mens Wearhouse (TLRD) and Kerings acquisition of Volcom for 18x EV/EBITDA. We believe potential valuation could be as high as ~2x EV/ Sales and ~14x EV/EBITDA given Kate Spade’s unique growth profile to expand to ~$4bn in revenue (from $1.4bn in FY16) and improving profitability from 12% EBIT margin TY to at least HTeens-LDD, in our view (Coach is 18.7% and Michael Kors (KORS) is 21.3%). On these two metrics, Kate Spade would be valued at $21-23…

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares rose 14.1 percent to $3.65 in the pre-market trading session after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH) rose 13.3 percent to $2.43 in pre-market trading after reporting a third-quarter earnings beat.
    MYnd Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYND) rose 10.5 percent to $3.49 in pre-market trading. MYnd Analytics reported a Q2 net loss of $2.7 million on revenue of $459,900.
    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares rose 8.4 percent to $5.68 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) shares rose 7.7 percent to $8.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 7.5 percent to $6.45 in pre-market trading after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
    Mimecast Ltd (NASDAQ: MIME) rose 6.5 percent to $43.50 in pre-market trading following a first-quarter sales beat.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 6 percent to $12.50 in pre-market trading after surging 77.44 percent on Monday.
    Intellia Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTLA) shares rose 6 percent to $26.05 in pre-market trading after climbing 3.58 percent on Monday.
    PPDAI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PPDF) rose 4.7 percent to $7.20 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Xunlei Limited (NASDAQ: XNET) rose 4.1 percent to $13.88 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.54 percent on Monday.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) shares rose 4.5 percent to $21.73 in pre-market trading. Mizuho upgraded Valeant from Neutral to Buy.
    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) rose 4.1 percent to $3.80 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) rose 3.4 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after jumping 23.25 percent o
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) rose 75.31 percent to close at $9.94 after reporting Q1 results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 40.62 percent to close at $4.50 on Tuesday after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) gained 34.39 percent to close at $3.40.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) gained 32.74 percent to close at $1.50 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) surged 31.15 percent to close at $8.00 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) rose 21.07 percent to close at $11.09. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) rose 20.23 percent to close at $10.58.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) shares gained 17.62 percent to close at $17.82.
    Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: APVO) rose 17.1 percent to close at $5.82.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) shares jumped 16.23 percent to close at $4.87 following Q1 earnings.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) rose 16.04 percent to close at $3.69.
    PPDAI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PPDF) climbed 15.99 percent to close at $7.98 following Q1 results.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) rose 15.93 percent to close at $3.42.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) gained 15.59 percent to close at $0.5532 following Q1 results.
    Sophiris Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPHS) gained 13.92 percent to close at $3.52 on Tuesday following Q1 results.
    Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA) jumped 13.4 percent to close at $2.37.
    Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI) shares surged 13.05 percent to close
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares climbed 70.3 percent to $5.45 after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) surged 39.8 percent to $1.58 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) gained 25.6 percent to $11.50. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Aytu Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ: AYTU) shares jumped 21.8 percent to $0.4798 after the company late Monday reported lighter-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) shares gained 21.1 percent to $26.77 following Q3 results.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) rose 16.8 percent to $7.1271 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) rose 13.8 percent to $2.88.
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) jumped 13.1 percent to $6.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares gained 12 percent to $5.87 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) gained 8.4 percent to $3.96 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Rosehill Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: ROSE) surged 8.4 percent to $7.90 after announcing Q1 results.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) rose 8.1 percent to $0.5171 following Q1 results.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) rose 7.7 percent to $5.6103 following Q1 results.
    Nine Energy Service, Inc. (NYSE: NINE) shares climbed 7.4 percent to $35.90.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 6.7 percent to $6.40 after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
    MYnd
  • [By Chris Lange]

    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) shares saw a handy gain on Tuesday after the firm announced positive data from a couple of its trials. Specifically, Xenon presented data from its XEN901 Phase 1 clinical trial and from its XEN1101 Phase 1 clinical trial at the Eilat Conference on New Antiepileptic Drugs and Devices in Madrid, Spain.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) rose 15.6 percent to $25.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) rose 15.3 percent to $82.75 in pre-market trading. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) rose 12.6 percent to $8.95 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Micro Focus International plc (NYSE: MFGP) shares rose 8.8 percent to $18.59 in the pre-market trading session after the company issued strong revenue forecast for the first fiscal half of 2018.
    HC2 Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCHC) rose 5.6 percent to $6.60 in pre-market trading.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares rose 5.3 percent to $2.79 in pre-market trading. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IMMY) rose 5.2 percent to $2.52 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) rose 4.1 percent to $10.35 in pre-market trading after climbing 75.31 percent on Tuesday.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 3.8 percent to $6.90 in pre-market trading. The stock rose over 10 percent Tuesday after reporting its Phase 1 clinical update on XEN901 demonstrated a favorable PK profile.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) rose 3.5 percent to $11.01 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE: TEVA) shares rose 3.4 percent to $20.98 in pre-market trading after Buffett's Berkshire more than doubled its stake in Teva.
    China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: CIFS) shares rose 3.7 percent to $31.30 in pre-market trading after the company reported results for its fourth quarter.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares rose 3.4 percent to $20.00 in pre-market t

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  • [By Keith Noonan, Daniel Miller, and Maxx Chatsko]

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    Meeder Asset Management Inc. decreased its holdings in shares of First Merchants Co. (NASDAQ:FRME) by 26.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 4,664 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 1,677 shares during the quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in First Merchants were worth $195,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    Meeder Asset Management Inc. decreased its holdings in shares of First Merchants Co. (NASDAQ:FRME) by 26.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 4,664 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 1,677 shares during the quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in First Merchants were worth $195,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ: IDTI)
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    Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ: AVGO)

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First Merchants Co. (FRME) Position Trimmed by Meeder Asset Management Inc.

Meeder Asset Management Inc. decreased its holdings in shares of First Merchants Co. (NASDAQ:FRME) by 26.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 4,664 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 1,677 shares during the quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in First Merchants were worth $195,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Bedel Financial Consulting Inc. purchased a new stake in First Merchants during the first quarter worth approximately $144,000. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new stake in First Merchants in the first quarter valued at approximately $172,000. Algert Global LLC purchased a new stake in First Merchants in the first quarter valued at approximately $1,194,000. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado lifted its stake in First Merchants by 2.2% in the first quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 393,180 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $16,396,000 after buying an additional 8,600 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers lifted its stake in First Merchants by 18.1% in the first quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 52,645 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $2,195,000 after buying an additional 8,050 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 70.27% of the company’s stock.

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In related news, insider Mark K. Hardwick sold 4,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.91, for a total transaction of $197,595.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, insider Michele Kawiecki sold 600 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.42, for a total value of $26,652.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have purchased 90 shares of company stock worth $3,836 and have sold 7,319 shares worth $318,776. Corporate insiders own 1.29% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub raised First Merchants from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. Zacks Investment Research lowered First Merchants from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $52.00 target price on shares of First Merchants in a report on Thursday, January 25th. FIG Partners reissued a “market-perform” rating on shares of First Merchants in a report on Monday, January 29th. Finally, Piper Jaffray reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $48.00 target price on shares of First Merchants in a report on Sunday, January 28th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. First Merchants has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $49.33.

First Merchants opened at $44.12 on Tuesday, Marketbeat reports. The company has a market capitalization of $2.21 billion, a PE ratio of 18.31, a P/E/G ratio of 2.10 and a beta of 0.90. The company has a current ratio of 0.93, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42. First Merchants Co. has a 12-month low of $44.13 and a 12-month high of $44.70.

First Merchants (NASDAQ:FRME) last released its earnings results on Thursday, April 26th. The bank reported $0.74 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.70 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $99.48 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $98.35 million. First Merchants had a return on equity of 10.04% and a net margin of 26.33%. equities analysts predict that First Merchants Co. will post 3.04 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 15th. Investors of record on Friday, June 1st will be issued a dividend of $0.22 per share. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.99%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 31st. This is a positive change from First Merchants’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.18. First Merchants’s dividend payout ratio is currently 29.88%.

About First Merchants

First Merchants Corporation operates as the financial holding company for First Merchants Bank that provides community banking services. It accepts time, savings, and demand deposits; and provides consumer, commercial, agri-business, and real estate mortgage loans, as well as rents safe deposit facilities.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for First Merchants (NASDAQ:FRME)