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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now

Stream this: Netflix (NFLX) has gained nearly 20% today following its earnings release last night, making it the top-performing stock in the S&P 500 today.

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And it wasn’t even close. Netflix jumped 19% to $118.79 today, well ahead of the S&P 500′s 0.6% gain. The second-best best performer? Harley Davidson (HOG), which gained 9% to $$54.16.

Netflix reported a profit 12 cents a share on sales of $2.29 billion, beating forecasts for a profit of 6 cents on sales of $2.28 billion.

Citigroup’s Mark May and Kenneth Dorell call the results “better than feared,” to which we say “duh.” They offer two reasons for Netflix’s surge:

Following a disappointing 2Q report (including 3Q guidance below forecasts), Netflix reported 3Q16 results and issued 4Q16 guidance above these lowered expectations. While subscriber net adds remain below year-ago levels and cash burn (including content spend) remains high, revenue growth accelerated to 32% (vs. 28% in 2Q) on subscriber growth of 25% (vs. 27% in 2Q) as the recent price increases benefited growth. We believe the stock’s reaction in the aftermarket may be due to a combination of 1) the set-up and negative sentiment heading into the quarter; and, 2) investors rewarding Netflix’s pricing power, as price increases proved not to have an outsized impact on churn.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc.(BRG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bluerock Residential Growth REIT Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN:BRG) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,697,945 shares, a decrease of 7.7% from the August 15th total of 1,840,022 shares. Approximately 7.2% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 110,334 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 15.4 days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Bluerock Residential Growth REIT (NASDAQ:BRG) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bluerock Residential Growth REIT earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 47.1792961215955 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    A number of research analysts have commented on BRG shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 15th. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 target price on shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $11.17.

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: First Savings Financial Group, Inc.(FSFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about First Savings Financial Group (NASDAQ:FSFG) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Savings Financial Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.2248202662973 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about First Savings Financial Group (NASDAQ:FSFG) have trended somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Savings Financial Group earned a media sentiment score of -0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 49.1494069754243 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Allete, Inc.(ALE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ALLETE (NYSE: ALE) and Spark Energy (NASDAQ:SPKE) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mason Street Advisors LLC increased its stake in ALLETE Inc (NYSE:ALE) by 93.1% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 25,545 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 12,317 shares during the period. Mason Street Advisors LLC’s holdings in ALLETE were worth $1,846,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Susquehanna Fundamental Investments LLC bought a new stake in shares of ALLETE Inc (NYSE:ALE) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 14,236 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,029,000.

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Textainer Group Holdings Limited(TGH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Head to Head Survey: Textainer Group (TGH) vs. The Competition (americanbankingnews.com) Textainer Group (TGH) Upgraded by ValuEngine to “Buy” (americanbankingnews.com) Financial Comparison: Textainer Group (TGH) vs. The Competition (americanbankingnews.com) Aircastle (AYR) versus Textainer Group (TGH) Head-To-Head Comparison (americanbankingnews.com) Critical Comparison: Textainer Group (TGH) and Its Rivals (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of Textainer Group stock opened at $17.85 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,019.18, a P/E ratio of 43.54 and a beta of 2.50. Textainer Group has a 1 year low of $9.60 and a 1 year high of $26.50. The company has a current ratio of 0.85, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.28.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Textainer Group (NYSE:TGH) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note released on Wednesday morning.

    Several other equities research analysts have also commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Textainer Group from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. Compass Point started coverage on Textainer Group in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. They set a neutral rating and a $17.00 price target on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $20.67.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Last year was one that investors in Textainer Group Holdings (NYSE:TGH) will likely remember fondly as the container leasing company’s stock rocketed an eye-popping 188%. This year, however, has been a different story as shares are down nearly 30% since the beginning of the year, and more than 40% off their high. That sell-off might have investors wondering if now’s a good time to buy.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Liberty Global plc(LBTYA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Liberty Global PLC  (NASDAQ:LBTYA)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 27, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Tuesday.

    LBTYA has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Jefferies Group reiterated a buy rating on shares of Liberty Global in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded Liberty Global from a market perform rating to an outperform rating and set a $41.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. ValuEngine downgraded Liberty Global from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Citigroup set a $43.00 price objective on Liberty Global and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Finally, Macquarie reiterated an outperform rating and set a $45.00 price objective (up previously from $41.00) on shares of Liberty Global in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $41.46.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Barclays reiterated their buy rating on shares of Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) in a report released on Sunday. They currently have a $39.00 target price on the stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Liberty Global PLC Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors acquired 1,977 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,312% compared to the average daily volume of 140 put options.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    UBS Group upgraded shares of Liberty Global PLC Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Friday morning, www.benzinga.com reports. They currently have $33.50 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $37.00.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019

Apple Inc.’s stock is running higher at the fastest pace in over nine years, as investors continue to reap the rewards of better-than-expected earnings and an endorsement from famed value investor Warren Buffett.

The stock
AAPL, +1.25%
 shot up $1.93, or 1.1%, to $185.76 in midday trade Monday, to climb above Friday’s all-time intraday high of $184.25, and head toward its sixth straight gain. The stock got a 4.4% lift last Wednesday, after Apple reported fiscal second-quarter profit and revenue that beat expectations, and a further 3.9% boost on Friday, after Buffett said he bought 75 million more Apple shares during the first quarter.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(JNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Juniper Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: JNP) shares rallied early on Tuesday after the company announced that it would be acquired by Catalent. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2018.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: First Savings Financial Group, Inc.(FSFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about First Savings Financial Group (NASDAQ:FSFG) have trended somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Savings Financial Group earned a media sentiment score of -0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 49.1494069754243 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about First Savings Financial Group (NASDAQ:FSFG) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Savings Financial Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.2248202662973 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: PetMed Express, Inc.(PETS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall, George Budwell, and Daniel Miller]

    For instance, TerraForm Power Inc. (NASDAQ:TERP) is easy to miss because it operates in what’s still something of a niche: owning renewable energy projects and selling the electricity to utilities and industrial users. Then you have Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK), the company behind a handful of relatively well-known tool brands but not one that’s widely known among investors. It can get even more obscure, like Petmed Express Inc. (NASDAQ:PETS), the online pet pharmacy that’s certainly not a household name for most people and certainly not investors. 

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Petmed Express Inc (NASDAQ:PETS) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation, two have assigned a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $39.00.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap pet stock Petmed Express Inc (NASDAQ: PETS) reported Q3 earnings before the market opened this morning with shares already rising towards a record high on earnings that beat expectations plus the Company raised its dividend by 25%. Net sales rose 13.7% to $60.1 million while net income increased 88% to $9.1 million. The CEO commented:

  • [By ]

    Cramer was bearish on PetMed Express (PETS) , Xerox (XRX) , Daseke (DSKE) , Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA) , STMicroelectronics (STM) and Booking (BKNG) .

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Petmed Express (NASDAQ:PETS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Petmed Express earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 47.0051994773148 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By ]

    PetMed Express (PETS) : “No, no, no, no. When we want pet drugs, we want Idexx Laboratories (IDXX) .”

    Xerox (XRX) : “I’d sell Xerox. That’s a house of pain.”

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Jupai Holdings Limited(JP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Jupai Holdings Ltd (NYSE:JP) shares hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $7.21 and last traded at $7.26, with a volume of 176985 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $7.63.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares shot up 16 percent to $26.48 after reporting Q1 results.

    Shares of American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) got a boost, shooting up 13 percent to $100.05 after the company reported upbeat Q4 results.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Jupai Holdings Ltd (NYSE:JP)’s share price reached a new 52-week low on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $8.61 and last traded at $10.31, with a volume of 12778 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $10.01.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 28.8 percent to $4.03 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for expanded indications for its Senhance Surgical System.
    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) rose 15.6 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading.
    Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição (NYSE: CBD) rose 13.2 percent to $24.20 in pre-market trading.
    ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO) rose 12.2 percent to $21.65 in pre-market trading. Alibaba and Cainiao agreed to make strategic investment in ZTO Express of $1.38 billion.
    DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) rose 10.8 percent to $2.05 in pre-market trading.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) shares rose 9.6 percent to $42.68 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) shares rose 9.1 percent to $6.00 in pre-market trading.
    Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) rose 8.4 percent to $108.00 in pre-market trading.
    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares rose 7 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) rose 5.9 percent to $10.61 in pre-market trading.
    Frontline Ltd. (NYSE: FRO) rose 5.9 percent to $5.04 in pre-market trading.
    Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ: EVGN) rose 5.5 percent to $3.27 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) rose 5.5 percent to $3.68 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.44 percent on Friday.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) shares rose 5.4 percent to $2.16 in pre-market trading.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Tuesday, the financial shares surged 0.71 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ: GBNK), up 5 percent, and Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) up 5 percent.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Jupai (NYSE:JP) and Premier (NASDAQ:PINC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Five9, Inc.(FIVN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Five9 (NASDAQ:FIVN) had its target price raised by JPMorgan Chase & Co. to $46.00 in a report released on Tuesday, The Fly reports. They currently have an overweight rating on the software maker’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Five9 (FIVN)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Five9 Inc (NASDAQ:FIVN) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $34.99 and last traded at $32.51, with a volume of 23493 shares. The stock had previously closed at $32.99.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    MDU Resources Group, Inc. (MDU): Stock Trending Alert (thenewsbloom.org) These Stocks’s might change the Kismet of Investors: Five9, Inc. (NASDAQ:FIVN), MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE … (journalfinance.net) Is this stock Watchful?: MDU Resources Group, Inc. (MDU), Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (DDE) (newsregistrar.com) MDU Resources Group, Inc. (MDU) crosses above SMA-50 with 0.40% (nasdaqplace.com)

    NYSE MDU opened at $28.48 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $5.59 billion, a PE ratio of 22.10, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.17 and a beta of 0.64. The company has a current ratio of 1.39, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71. MDU Resources Group has a one year low of $24.29 and a one year high of $29.62.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Five9 Inc  (NASDAQ:FIVN)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 19, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2018

Image source: Apple.

There’s really no way to overstate how important Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) unprecedented lawsuit against Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) is. It’s not an exaggeration to say that the complaint, which was filed last Friday evening, represents a fundamental threat to Qualcomm’s entire business model. It makes sense then that Qualcomm shares have gotten absolutely crushed today, down by as much as 14% in the morning.

For starters, Apple’s suit has more teeth than the regulators’. Qualcomm has been able to negotiate and settle other antitrust complaints from regulatory agencies all around the world, mostly behind closed doors. This usually entails paying a fine and/or agreeing to reform some of its business practices. On the other hand, Apple is unlikely to go away so quietly, especially as the Mac maker feels as if it has been coerced into silence all these years while paying what it considers to be “extortion-level” royalties. While possible, I don’t think Apple has any interest in settling this suit quietly, and the outcome of the case will affect Qualcomm’s other customers.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2018: Luna Innovations Incorporated(LUNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2018: Caladrius Biosciences, Inc.(CLBS)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2018: Qualys, Inc.(QLYS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Align Technology (ALGN) , Regions Financial (RF) , Edwards Lifesciences (EW) , Qualys (QLYS) and HEICO (HEI) .

  • [By ]

    Qualys (QLYS) : “I think this is a good company, but everything is coming down, so let’s wait to buy some more.”

    HEICO (HEI) : “We’re not buying anything at a 52-week high — but on a pullback, you bet.”

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2018: Statoil ASA(STO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Another highlight in April was that Shell gave the green light to the Vito project, which is a joint venture with Statoil (NYSE:STO) in the Gulf of Mexico. Shell and Statoil were able to cut that project’s cost estimate by 70% from the original design so that it’s now profitable at $35 a barrel. The partners expect the project to produce 100,000 BOE/D of low-cost oil and gas when it comes online in 2021.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Statoil (NYSE: STO) and Delek US (NYSE:DK) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and risk.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Anyone that has watched oil prices tick up recently has probably expected oil producers to report some impressive earnings results this past quarter, and Statoil (NYSE:STO) did just that with a 21% boost to the bottom line. At the same time, management is using all of its additional cash to do some wheeling and dealing that should help boost its growth possibilities in the nearer term.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2018: VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. (VTGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    For example, the VistaGen Therapeutics Inc.(Nasdaq: VTGN) stock price soared from $0.92 to $2.55 on Dec. 6, 2017.

    Less than two weeks later, the share price plummeted back to $1.05, which would be a 58% loss for anyone who bought at the peak.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Consider one of the top penny stocks from December,VistaGen Therapeutics Inc.(Nasdaq: VTGN). VTGN shares soared 156% in a single day of trading on Dec. 6.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    For instance, VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN) shot up 177%, from $0.92 to $2.55, on Dec. 6, when it announced it won a patent for its CNS treatment.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    For instance, VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN) shot up from $0.92 to $2.55 on Dec. 6. Since then, the stock pulled back to $1.19. Investors who bought at $2.55 are sitting on a 53.3% loss today (Feb. 20).

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2018: RealPage, Inc.(RP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    RealPage (NASDAQ:RP) had its target price increased by KeyCorp from $61.00 to $65.00 in a research note published on Friday morning. The firm currently has an overweight rating on the software maker’s stock.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2018: Neogen Corporation(NEOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Neogen (NASDAQ:NEOG) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, one has issued a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $62.33.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Trinity Biotech (NASDAQ: TRIB) and Neogen (NASDAQ:NEOG) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2018: Shutterfly Inc.(SFLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Shutterfly (NASDAQ:SFLY) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the ten ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, three have issued a buy recommendation and three have assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $80.57.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shutterfly (NASDAQ:SFLY) SVP Satish Menon sold 3,980 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $94.76, for a total transaction of $377,144.80. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 28,980 shares in the company, valued at $2,746,144.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2018: Maiden Hldgs Ltd(MHLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $10.67 per share on revenue of $2.87 billion.
    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $6.00 billion.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $803.36 million.
    Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: SEP) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $751.57 million.
    IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $923.80 million.
    Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $691.75 million.
    Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $7.41 billion.
    ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.84 per share on revenue of $346.28 million.
    TechnipFMC plc (NYSE: FTI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.33 per share on revenue of $3.13 billion.
    Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.91 per share on revenue of $401.76 million.
    The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE: DNB) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $386.91 million.
    Matrix Service Company (NASDAQ: MTRX) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $285.16 million.
    Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MHLD) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $739.31 million.
    tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $428.25 million.
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    Losers
    Netshoes (Cayman) Limited (NASDAQ: NETS) shares dipped 43.73 percent to close at $2.87 on Tuesday as the company posted downbeat Q1 results.
    Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KOOL) shares dropped 29.01 percent to close at $0.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares fell 22.2 percent to close at $0.340 after reporting Q1 miss.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) fell 19.95 percent to close at $12.08 after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) fell 19.68 percent to close at $3.775 after reporting earnings were down year over year. First quarter earnings came in flat, down from 4 cents per share in the same quarter of last year. Sales came in at $3.01 million.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) dropped 18.47 percent to close at $9.62 on Tuesday after surging 77.44 percent on Monday.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) declined 16.21 percent to close at $2.43. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to release quarterly earnings today.
    ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALJJ) shares fell 16.13 percent to close at $1.79.
    Switch Inc (NYSE: SWCH) shares dropped 14.93 percent to close at $13.16 following a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Restoration Robotics Inc (NASDAQ: HAIR) fell 14.42 percent to close at $3.68 after reporting a first-quarter earnings miss.
    iCAD, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICAD) declined 13.01 percent to close at $3.41 following Q1 results.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) fell 12.44 percent to close at $1.97.
    Histogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HSGX) declined 12.24 percent to close at $2.15.
    AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ) fell 12.1 percent to close at $39.60 following Q3 earnings.
    Hallador Energy Company (NASDAQ: HNRG) fell 11.1 percent to close at $6.49.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) dropped 10.66 percent to close at $16.93 on Tuesday.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) slipp

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about First Savings Financial Group (NASDAQ:FSFG) have trended somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Savings Financial Group earned a media sentiment score of -0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 49.1494069754243 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.