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Each day, Benzinga takes a look back at a notable market-related moment that occurred on this date.

What Happened?

On this day 32 years ago, Kidder, Peabody & Co. paid a $25.3-million fine for insider trading.

Where The Market Was

The Dow closed at 2,337.08. The S&P 500 traded at around 295.09. Today, the Dow is trading at 24,635.21 and the S&P 500 is trading at 2,734.62.

What Else Was Going On In The World?

In 1987, the popular sitcom “Full House” debuted on ABC. U.S. President Ronald Reagan famously urged Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall” during a speech in West Berlin. A dozen eggs cost 65 cents.

Insider Trading Crackdown

Kidder, Peabody & Co. was a securities firm that was founded in Massachusetts in 1865. General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) acquired Kidder in 1986, and almost immediately the company was slammed by several insider trading scandals.

Former executive Martin Siegel admitted to making trades based on inside information and implicated chief arbitrageur Richard Wigton of doing the same.

United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Rudy Giuliani threatened to indict GE, prompting the company to conduct its own internal investigation. As a result of the investigation, GE fired three senior Kidder executives.

Top Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Guaranty Bancorp(GBNK)

Guaranty Bancorp (the “Company”) is a bank holding company registered under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended (the “BHC Act”) and headquartered in Colorado. The Company’s principal business is to serve as a holding company for our bank subsidiary, Guaranty Bank and Trust Company referred to as “Guaranty Bank” or “Bank”.

References to the “Company”, “us”, “we” and “our” refer to Guaranty Bancorp on a consolidated basis. References to “Guaranty Bancorp” or to the “holding company” refer to the parent company on a stand-alone basis.

At December 31, 2015, we had total assets of $2.4 billion, net loans of $1.8 billion, deposits of $1.8 billion and stockholders’ equity of $221.6 million, and we operated 26 branches and two investment management firms in Colorado through our bank subsidiary, Guaranty Bank.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) and County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $34.63.

Top Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Natera, Inc.(NTRA)

Natera, Inc., a diagnostics company, provides preconception and prenatal genetic testing services. It primarily offers Panorama, a non-invasive prenatal test that screens for chromosomal abnormalities of a fetus typically with a blood draw from the mother; Horizon carrier screening to determine carrier status for various genetic diseases that could be passed on to the carriers children; and Spectrum pre-implantation genetic screening and Spectrum pre-implantation genetic diagnosis to analyze chromosomal anomalies or inherited genetic conditions during an in vitro fertilization cycle. The company also provides products of conception testing under the Anora brand to analyze fetal chromosomes to understand the cause of miscarriage; non-invasive paternity testing products to determine paternity by analyzing the fragments of fetal deoxyribonucleic acid in a pregnant mother’s blood and a blood sample from the alleged father. In addition, it offers Constellation, a cloud-based software product that allows laboratory customers to gain access through the cloud to the companys algorithms and bioinformatics in order to validate and launch tests. The company offers products through its direct sales force, as well as through a network of approximately 70 laboratory and distribution partners in the United States and internationally. The company was formerly known as Gene Security Network, Inc. and changed its name to Natera, Inc. in 2012. Natera, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in San Carlos, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Natera (NASDAQ:NTRA) jumped nearly 25% today after the company announced fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 operating results. The business delivered impressive growth last year — as did its genetic testing peers — and expects that momentum to carry into 2019. That’s partly due to a potentially lucrative partnership with China’s genomics powerhouse, BGI, which was announced the day before. The genetic testing player will receive a net up-front payment of $44 million plus royalties on products and services provided in China.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Natera Inc (NASDAQ:NTRA)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 12, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Today’s after-hours headlines include food and beverage giant Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) and healthcare diagnostics and research company Natera (NASDAQ:NTRA).

Top Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Match Group, Inc.(MTCH)

Match Group, Inc. provides dating products. It operates a portfolio of approximately 45 brands, including Match, OkCupid, Tinder, PlentyOfFish, Meetic, Twoo, OurTime, and FriendScout24. The company offers its dating products through its Websites and applications in 38 languages approximately in 190 countries. It also provides various test preparation, academic tutoring, and college counseling services. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Match Group, Inc. is a subsidiary of IAC/InterActiveCorp.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    For this episode, it’s time to check in on not one but two such samplers. First, it’s been one year since he offered up “Five Stocks I Own That You Should Too.” Those were Activision Blizzard(NASDAQ:ATVI), Alphabet(NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG),Intuitive Surgical(NASDAQ:ISRG), Match Group(NASDAQ:MTCH), and Zillow(NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG), and he’ll review their progress with senior analystJim Mueller.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Match Group(NASDAQ:MTCH), the parent of online dating brands including Tinder, OkCupid, Hinge, and its namesake, has been a breakout winner on the market since its 2015 IPO, with the stock nearly quadrupling since then.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Eventbrite (NYSE:EB) and Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019

The U.S. Commerce Department backed Boeing in its challenge to Bombardier, recommending an enormous tariff on sales of Bombardier’s C Series jetliner, a major blow to the Canadian plane maker.

The initial ruling by the International Trade Commission, an arm of the Commerce Department, recommends a 219.63% tariff on the delivery of each airliner, according to a person briefed on the ITC’s findings.

Boeing (BA), America’s largest exporter and sole U.S. producer of commercial airliners, is suing Bombardier. At issue is whether Bombardier received financial backing from the Canadian government that allowed the plane maker to stay afloat and sell to Delta for what Boeing alleges were “absurdly low prices.”

“The U.S. values its relationships with Canada, but even our closest allies must play by the rules,” said Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in a statement. “The subsidization of goods by foreign governments is something that the Trump Administration takes very seriously, and we will continue to evaluate and verify the accuracy of this preliminary determination.”

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: South Jersey Industries Inc.(SJI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Baird Financial Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of South Jersey Industries Inc (NYSE:SJI) by 142.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 21,250 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 12,474 shares during the period. Baird Financial Group Inc.’s holdings in South Jersey Industries were worth $711,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    South Jersey Industries (NYSE:SJI) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(AMAG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AMAG Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AMAG) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

    Air Transport Services Group (NASDAQ:ATSG) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    AMAG Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AMAG) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Monday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Rudolph Technologies Inc.(RTEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Rudolph Technologies Inc  (NYSE:RTEC)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 04, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Great West Life Assurance Co. Can decreased its position in Rudolph Technologies Inc (NYSE:RTEC) by 5.2% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 40,422 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 2,206 shares during the period. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can owned approximately 0.13% of Rudolph Technologies worth $1,118,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) surged 73.3 percent to $3.90.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares gained 51 percent to $33.1365. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) shares jumped 34 percent to $3.00.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares rose 28.2 percent to $4.51 after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares jumped 27.8 percent to $21.40 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 20.5 percent to $8.920 after climbing 107.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) gained 19.5 percent to $ 5.97. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) rose 18.9 percent to $10.035 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) gained 18.3 percent to $3.0177. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to report Q1 results on May 15.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) rose 18.1 percent to $35.85 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares jumped 16 percent to $30.75 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTMI) gained 13.7 percent to $16.53 after reporting Q1 results.
    Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT) shares surged 12 percent to $40.06 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) rose 11.8 percent to $40.93 following Q1 results.
    Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL) surged 11.2 percent to $27.36. Engility reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) rose 10.7 percent to $19.10 following Q1 results.
    Logitech International S.A. (NASDAQ: LOGI)

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Vanguard Extended Market ETF (VXF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    MML Investors Services LLC lowered its position in shares of Vanguard Extended Market ETF (NYSEARCA:VXF) by 14.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 11,370 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,926 shares during the quarter. MML Investors Services LLC’s holdings in Vanguard Extended Market ETF were worth $1,268,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Vanguard Extended Market ETF (NYSEARCA:VXF) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, June 28th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Friday, June 29th will be given a dividend of 0.3704 per share on Tuesday, July 3rd. This represents a $1.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.26%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 28th. This is an increase from Vanguard Extended Market ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.32.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Regal Investment Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Vanguard Extended Market ETF (NYSEARCA:VXF) by 2.7% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 11,927 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 311 shares during the quarter. Regal Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Vanguard Extended Market ETF were worth $1,190,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Independence Realty Trust, Inc.(IRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BlackRock Inc. grew its position in Independence Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:IRT) by 17.1% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 14,596,051 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,128,304 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned about 0.17% of Independence Realty Trust worth $150,484,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Independence Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:IRT) have been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the nine research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $10.88.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Independence Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:IRT) has been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $10.75.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: KMG Chemicals, Inc.(KMG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Brown Advisory Inc. increased its stake in KMG Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:KMG) by 37.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 176,895 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after acquiring an additional 48,374 shares during the period. Brown Advisory Inc.’s holdings in KMG Chemicals were worth $13,051,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    KMG Chemicals (NYSE:KMG) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 11, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    KMG Chemicals (NYSE:KMG) released its quarterly earnings data on Monday. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.26 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.98 by $0.28, MarketWatch Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $122.39 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $121.10 million. KMG Chemicals had a net margin of 11.87% and a return on equity of 16.21%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Morgan Dempsey Capital Management LLC lowered its stake in KMG Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:KMG) by 57.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 15,424 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 20,490 shares during the period. Morgan Dempsey Capital Management LLC owned 0.10% of KMG Chemicals worth $925,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Digital Ally Inc.(DGLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Digital Ally (NASDAQ:DGLY) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Digital Ally earned a media sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 45.1932077082068 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Digital Ally (NASDAQ:DGLY) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Digital Ally (NASDAQ:DGLY)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by equities research analysts at Westpark Capital in a research note issued on Wednesday. They currently have a $5.00 target price on the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock. Westpark Capital’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 17.65% from the company’s current price.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Agree Realty Corporation(ADC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Miles Capital Inc. Has $412,000 Position in Agree Realty Co. (ADC)” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this news story on another website, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of US & international copyright & trademark law. The legal version of this news story can be read at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4118864/miles-capital-inc-has-412000-position-in-agree-realty-co-adc.html.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    AudioCoin (ADC) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. It launched on January 27th, 2014. AudioCoin’s total supply is 900,616,821 coins. The official website for AudioCoin is www.audiocoin.eu. AudioCoin’s official Twitter account is @Aurovine.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Agree Realty (NYSE:ADC) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 22, 2019 9:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Agree Realty Co. (NYSE:ADC) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $56.30 and last traded at $56.30, with a volume of 149645 shares. The stock had previously closed at $56.13.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about Agree Realty (NYSE:ADC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Agree Realty earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.5867138819155 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Guaranty Bancorp(GBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $30.33.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) and County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, the financial shares surged 1.13 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ: GBNK), up 6 percent, and Itaú Unibanco Holding S.A. (NYSE: ITUB) up 4 percent.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGMF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Clairvest Group previously initiated an investment in a partnership that involved Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (OTCPK:GCGMF) and Brookfield Business Partners LP to operate two casinos in Southern Ontario. With this announcement, we not only get the upside of a 45% ownership of “Ontario Gaming West GLA Limited Partnership,” which includes four major operations, but also 2,500 slot machines, 60 table games, racing track and $450 million in gross gaming revenue. Clairvest has a history in the gambling industry and Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is a proven operator with a terrific track record.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019

January 24, 2018: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among 29 equities making new 52-week lows in Wednesday’s session. On the NYSE decliners led advancers by around 8 to 7 and on the Nasdaq, decliners led advancers by more than 9 to 5.

Colony NorthStar Inc. (NYSE: CLNS) traded down about 2.5% Wednesday and posted a new 52-week low of $9.86 after closing Tuesday at $10.11. The 52-week high is $14.74. Volume was over 7.7 million, about double the daily average of 3.5 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) dropped about 2% Wednesday to post a 52-week low of $16.26 after closing at $16.60 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $25.48. Volume was around 4 million, slightly lower than the daily average. The company had no specific news.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) dropped about 3.6% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $1.62 after closing at $1.68 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $3.12. Volume was about 2 million, about 30% above the daily average of around 1.3 million. The company had no specific news.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc.(HASI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wolverine Asset Management LLC cut its stake in shares of Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap Inc (NYSE:HASI) by 29.8% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 299,331 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 126,800 shares during the quarter. Wolverine Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap were worth $5,911,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap (NYSE:HASI) and SINO Ld Ltd/S (OTCMKTS:SNLAY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is another solid value at current levels. Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital Inc. (NYSE: HASI) is a specialty finance company that directly originates debt and equity investments for sustainable infrastructure projects. The company’s projects focus on products that increase energy efficiency, offer cleaner energy sources and efficiently use natural resources.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap Inc (NYSE:HASI) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eleven analysts that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $25.25.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Hannon Armstrong Sustnbl Infrstr Cap (NYSE:HASI) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: ThyssenKrupp AG (TYEKF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    United Technologies’ Otis division manufactures and services elevators, escalators, and other people moving devices. The business is reasonably attractive since there is a fair degree of concentration. Four major companies, Kone Oyj (OTCPK:KNYJF) (OTCPK:KNYJY), ThyssenKrupp (OTCPK:TYEKF) (OTCPK:TKAMY), Schindler (OTCPK:SHLAF) (OTC:SHNDY), and Otis, account for over 50% market share. The main long-term drivers of the industry are urbanization. As you might guess, elevator demand is strongest in dense urban environments where almost every building is multi-story.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Guaranty Bancorp(GBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) and County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Akorn, Inc.(AKRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Akorn Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) shares were crushed early Monday after a Delaware judge ruled that German health care group Fresenius could walk away from its $4.75 billion deal for Akorn and rejected Akorn’s claim that the merger agreement had been breached.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Akorn (NASDAQ:AKRX) fell more than 57% today after a judge ruled that Fresenius has the right to abandon a $4.75 billion merger agreement inked in early 2017 and rejected the generic drug manufacturer’s argument that the agreement was set in stone.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Akorn Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) traded down more than 58% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $5.39 after closing Friday at $12.98. The stock’s 52-week high is $33.63. Volume was more than 10 times the daily average of around 2.4 million. The company lost a court ruling related to an aborted acquisition by Fresenius.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Moneygram International, Inc.(MGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Clearline Capital LP bought a new position in shares of Moneygram International Inc (NASDAQ:MGI) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 17,799 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $153,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cardtronics (NASDAQ: MGI) and Moneygram International (NASDAQ:MGI) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Moneygram International (MGI)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Moneygram International (NASDAQ:MGI) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report issued on Thursday.

    Several other brokerages also recently commented on MGI. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Moneygram International from a buy rating to a sell rating in a report on Monday, May 14th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Moneygram International from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, TheStreet downgraded shares of Moneygram International from a c rating to a d+ rating in a report on Friday, March 16th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and one has issued a hold rating to the stock. Moneygram International has an average rating of Sell and a consensus target price of $9.75.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Prem Watsa (Trades, Portfolio) is often considered the “Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) of Canada” for his record of compounding Fairfax Financial’s book value by 20% annually since 1985 and his view of investing.

As a devotee of Benjamin Graham, the founder of value investing, Watsa historically purchased stakes in large stable companies and held for the long term. Lately, he has shown a penchant for buying wounded companies at low prices and waiting long periods for them to recover. One example is Blackberry, the former smartphone maker that fell from grace in 2011 when it could not compete with the ascendance of the iPhone. Watsa invested in 2013 when its shares traded for a small fraction of their 2008 peak and had 36% of his portfolio weighted in the company at the end of the second quarter, still awaiting price appreciation.

Around the same time, the implosion in the European banking sector drew him. Watsa bet on the Bank of Ireland in 2011, and started investments in several beaten-down financials in Greece in 2013.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: LiqTech International, Inc.(LIQT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Logan Wallace]

    LiqTech International Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:LIQT) shares rose 11.2% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $0.94 and last traded at $0.91. Approximately 1,268,573 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 253% from the average daily volume of 359,292 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.82.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    But Blink and our other penny stocks to watch are unlikely to continue to lock in such spectacular gains in June. After looking at our 10 top penny stocks to watch this month, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with great profit potential in its future…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Month’s Gain
     Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK) $7.07 439.85%
    Senes Tech Inc. (Nasdaq: SNES) $1.27 175.40%
    Vivis Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) $0.77 150.41%
    Adomani Inc. (Nasdaq: ADOM) $1.49 137.68%
    NF Energy Saving Co. (Nasdaq: NFEC) $2.34 134.88%
    Vaalco Energy Inc. (NYSE: EGY) $2.15 109.06%
    Heat Biologics Inc. (Nasdaq: HTBX) $2.35 99.12%
    ArQule Inc. (Nasdaq: ARQL) $4.88 90.74%
    LiqTech International Inc. (NYSE: LIQT) $0.66 85.60%
    Transenterix Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) $3.46 77.84%

    While last month’s gains are tremendous, they also illustrate the inherent dangers that come with investing in penny stocks.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    However, it’s unlikely Netlist repeats these returns anytime soon. After looking at last week’s top performing penny stocks, we’ll show you a penny stock on the verge of jumping over 230%…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Netlist Inc. (Nasdaq: NLST) $0.83 542.67%
    Mannkind Corp. (Nasdaq: MNKD) $1.80 79.09%
    Fred’s Inc. (Nasdaq: FRED) $2.49 73.68%
    Delcath Systems Inc. (OTCMKTS: DCTH) $3.70 72.63%
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: GEMP) $1.96 50.71%
    Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: BLPH) $1.05 47.98%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $3.78 44.78%
    ParkerVision Inc. (OTCMKTS: PRKR) $0.60 29.42%
    Superior Drilling Products Inc. (NYSE: SDPI) $2.63 29.23%
    LiqTech International Inc. (NYSE: LIQT) $1.50 25.20%

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Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Global Net Lease, Inc.(GNL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Global Net Lease (GNL)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Global Net Lease Inc (NYSE:GNL) announced a monthly dividend on Tuesday, July 3rd, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 13th will be paid a dividend of 0.1775 per share by the financial services provider on Monday, September 17th. This represents a $2.13 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 10.32%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 12th.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Global Net Lease (NYSE:GNL) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The financial services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.53 by ($0.04), Bloomberg Earnings reports. Global Net Lease had a return on equity of 1.72% and a net margin of 9.09%. The business had revenue of $68.09 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $66.87 million.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Global Net Lease (GNL)

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Thursday was a great day on Wall Street, as major benchmarks responded favorably to news that the U.S. and China would meet again to try to negotiate their differences on the trade front. The manufacturing-heavy Dow Jones Industrial Average fared the best out of the most-followed indexes, reflecting the key role that global trade plays in those companies’ opportunities for revenue growth and profit. Broader-based measures did well but weren’t able to keep up with the Dow in percentage terms. Still, some individual companies suffered from bad news that sent their shares lower. Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS), MiMedx Group (NASDAQ:MDXG), and Global Net Lease (NYSE:GNL) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: lululemon athletica inc.(LULU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued downbeat earnings forecast.
    Lululemon Athletica inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.
    Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ: ULTA) reported upbeat results for its first quarter, but issued weak second-quarter earnings and sales guidance.
    Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) reported better-than-expected results for its third quarter.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) shares saw a great gain early Friday after the company announced its most recent quarterly results Thursday afternoon. The company said that it had $0.71 in earnings per share (EPS) and $724 million in revenue for the fiscal second quarter. That compares with consensus estimates of $0.49 in EPS and $669 million in revenue, as well as the $0.36 per share and $581.05 million posted in the same period of last year.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Sure, these stocks have soared higher in recent months as investor confidence in their businesses has grown. But in my view, lululemon athletica (NASDAQ:LULU), Wayfair (NYSE:W), and iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT) have plenty of room for additional long-term gains.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Southern Company (SO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    SSE (OTCMKTS: SSEZY) and Southern (NYSE:SO) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Many major utilities are now ramping up investments in cost-saving, margin-boosting energy efficiency programs. In fact, there’s a strong correlation between the most ambitious renewable energy investment strategies and energy efficiency programs. Some utilities have a lot of catching up to do.  

    Xcel Energy (NASDAQ:XEL) has saved 13,000 GWh of electricity consumption across its network over the years, including 9,000 GWh since 2005. The company has an ambitious plan to retire coal-fired power plants and build new wind and solar power capacity, which, when coupled with energy efficiency, could allow it to generate 45% of its electricity from renewables in 2027. Additionally, fuel-related expenses would drop from 47% of capital investments in 2010 to just 28% in 2027. That would free up more cash flow for dividends or growth projects — or both. PG&E (NYSE:PCG) recently filed a plan to retire an aging fossil fuel power plant with distributed solar and energy efficiency programs, as discussed on a recent quarterly conference call with investors. The utility also offers some of the most ambitious customer rebates in the country, with up to $5,500 per household. Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has saved 2,700 GWh of electricity consumption across its network since 2000. By 2020, it will have invested $1 billion total in energy efficiency programs, although that lags well behind more ambitious peers. Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) was ranked second to last among all utilities in the country in energy efficiency by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. That leaves plenty of room for improvement. A recent report suggests it’s possible to reduce new home energy consumption in Virginia (the company’s home state) by 60%, saving the utility billions in capital investments in the next decade by avoiding the need to build new facilities. Those efforts could also save customers $1.7 billion, but the utility’s most recent plan does not prioritize energy efficien

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Earnest Partners LLC increased its holdings in Southern Co (NYSE:SO) by 3.5% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 203,670 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 6,880 shares during the period. Earnest Partners LLC’s holdings in Southern were worth $9,096,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.(TACO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market largely gained ground on Friday, although triple-digit gains for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were offset somewhat by modest losses in the Nasdaq Composite. European Union tariffs were set to take effect today on more than $3 billion in U.S. goods, representing the latest escalation in trade tensions between the U.S. and trade partners across the globe. Yet investors were ready for a break after several days of poor performance for the overall market, and good news from several companies helped set a positive mood on Wall Street. Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO), WillScot (NASDAQ: WSC), and Del Taco Restaurants (NASDAQ:TACO) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Del Taco Restaurants (NASDAQ:TACO) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Thursday morning.

    Several other analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Del Taco Restaurants from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Del Taco Restaurants from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Saturday, July 7th. Citigroup lifted their price target on shares of Del Taco Restaurants from $13.00 to $16.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, June 21st. TheStreet raised shares of Del Taco Restaurants from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 18th. Finally, Dougherty & Co lifted their price target on shares of Del Taco Restaurants from $16.50 to $18.50 and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Friday, July 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $16.06.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Lord Abbett & CO. LLC trimmed its stake in Del Taco Restaurants Inc (NASDAQ:TACO) by 69.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 111,068 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 257,475 shares during the period. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC owned about 0.29% of Del Taco Restaurants worth $1,150,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Guaranty Bancorp(GBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, the financial shares surged 1.13 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ: GBNK), up 6 percent, and Itaú Unibanco Holding S.A. (NYSE: ITUB) up 4 percent.

  • [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 Ethan Ryder]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $34.90 and last traded at $34.65, with a volume of 8809 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $34.70.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018

&l;p&g;&l;img class=&q;size-full wp-image-1343&q; src=&q;http://blogs-images.forbes.com/mikescott/files/2018/01/CSP.jpg?width=960&q; alt=&q;&q; data-height=&q;445&q; data-width=&q;1000&q;&g; The Masdar-backed Gemasolar concentrated solar power plant in Spain. A similar plant will be open in the UAE in the next few years.

Even in the Middle East, home to some of the world&a;rsquo;s largest oil and gas producers, the clean energy revolution is coming.

Thanks to its fast-growing population and rapid economic growth, its demand for energy is set to grow by 3.5 % a year over the next two decades, according to a new report from Siemens, the German conglomerate, and Masdar, the UAE clean energy developer.

Its energy demand is set to grow by 277GW by 2035, to 483GW. A fifth of that will be renewable, up from just over 5% now. An extra 61GW of solar power is expected to be installed over that period, with a conservative estimate of 27GW of wind, says the report, Middle East Power Outlook 2035, which was released at the start of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited(TEVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA) : “No, Teva isn’t good enough. We need growth and yield, and they don’t have it.”

    Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) : “That’s an ideal stock for this market. I like the choice.”

  • [By ]

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.  (TEVA) isn’t out of the weeds just yet.

    Teva’s shares finished in the red, despite a strong earnings beat and further measures to reduce its $30 billion-plus debt pile. Though things appear to be turning Teva shares closed down 4.4% to $17.78.

  • [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
  • [By Cory Renauer]

    The Food and Drug Administration recently approved Aimovig fromAmgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Novartis (NYSE:NVS), the first of several high-profile new drug candidates with a similar mode of action.Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries (NYSE:TEVA)andEli Lilly(NYSE:LLY) have sent applications for similar drugs to the FDA and Alder’s starting to look like a terrier that showed up to a bullfight.

  • [By ]

    Buffett also more than doubled his stake in generic drugmaker Teva Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: TEVA) to 40 million shares. This was a new investment in the fourth quarter and could still be a good entry point for new investors.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: TEVA) is poised to post its most recent quarterly results before regular trading begins on Thursday. The consensus forecast is $0.66 in EPS and $4.80 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $17.83 apiece. The consensus price target is $19.33, and the 52-week range is $10.850 to $33.82.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Envestnet, Inc(ENV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Financial services companies rely on the health of the markets to bring them business from the large institutions that are their best customers. With a bull market that’s almost a decade long at this point, Wall Street has never been stronger, and that’s given a big boost to financial information technology specialist Envestnet (NYSE:ENV). Yet as volatility returns to the stock market in early 2018, some investors feared that Envestnet’s time in the sun might soon end and give way to more difficult conditions looking ahead.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Zillow (NASDAQ: ZG) and Envestnet (NYSE:ENV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Guaranty Bancorp(GBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, the financial shares surged 1.13 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ: GBNK), up 6 percent, and Itaú Unibanco Holding S.A. (NYSE: ITUB) up 4 percent.

  • [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.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Bacanora Minerals Ltd. (BCRMF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Other juniors include: Advantage Lithium (OTCQB:AVLIF) [TSXV:AAL], AIS Resources [TSXV:AIS] (OTCQB:AISSF), American Lithium Corp. [TSX-V: LI] (OTCQB:LIACF), Argentina Lithium and Energy Corp. [TSXV:LIT] (OTCQB:PNXLF), Argosy Minerals [ASX:AGY] (OTC:ARYMF), AVZ Minerals [ASX:AVZ] (OTC:AZZVF), Bacanora Minerals [TSXV:BCN] [AIM:BCN] [GR:1BQ] (OTC:BCRMF), Birimian Ltd [ASX:BGS] (OTC:EEYMF), Critical Elements [TSXV:CRE] [GR:F12] (OTCQX:CRECF), Dajin Resources [TSXV:DJI] (OTCPK:DJIFF), Enigri (private), Eramet (EN Paris:ERA) (OTCPK:ERMAY), European Metals Holdings [ASX:EMH] [AIM:EMH] [GR:E861] (OTC:ERPNF), Far Resources [CSE:FAT] (OTCPK:FRRSF), Force Commodities [ASX:4CE], Kidman Resources [ASX:KDR] [GR:6KR], Latin Resources Ltd [ASX: LRS] (OTC:LAXXF), Lithium Australia [ASX:LIT] (OTC:LMMFF), Lithium Power International [ASX:LPI] (OTC:LTHHF), LSC Lithium [TSXV:LSC] (OTC:LSSCF), MetalsTech [ASX:MTC], MGX Minerals [CSE:XMG] (OTC:MGXMF), Millennial Lithium Corp. [TSXV:ML] (OTCQB:MLNLF), Neo Lithium [TSXV:NLC] (OTC:NTTHF), NRG Metals Inc. [TSXV:NGZ] (OTCQB:NRGMF), Nemaska Lithium [TSX:NMX] [GR:NOT] (OTCQX:NMKEF), North American Lithium (private), Piedmont Lithium [ASX:PLL] (OTC:PLLLY), Prospect Resources [ASX:PSC], Sayona Mining [ASX:SYA] (OTCPK:DMNXF), Savannah Resources [LSE:SAV], Standard Lithium [TSXV:SLL] (OTC:STLHF), and Wealth Minerals [TSXV:WML] (OTCQB:WMLLF).

  • [By ]

    The following 6 companies are on the bench for the index:

    Advantage Lithium (OTCQX:AVLIF) Argosy Minerals (OTCPK:ARYMF) Bacanora Minerals (OTC:BCRMF) Critical Elements (OTCQX:CRECF) NEO Lithium (OTCQX:NTTHF) Wealth Minerals (OTCQX:WMLLF)

    “Bench” is a sports analogy meaning that one or more of them could be added in the future if one of the above companies becomes a producer, is acquired, or the market capitalization (“cap”) of one or more of the index holdings falls significantly below that of one or more companies on the bench.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018

I’m in my early 60s and have about $400,000 in savings. I tend to stick to bank money-market accounts and CDs, as I was scammed in the past. What’s the safest way for me to invest this money?–Maria

Your urge to play it safe is perfectly understandable. You already know from bitter experience that there are people out there who prey on inexperienced (or even experienced) investors by conning them outright or putting them into investments that may be inappropriate for their situation, and expensive to boot.

Such conduct aside, the financial markets in and of themselves can be scary, even when you’re limiting yourself to perfectly legitimate investments. Even though the stock market’s been going gangbusters since rebounding from the financial crisis some eight and a half years ago and has been hitting new records of late, at some point stock prices will tumble big time, as they have many times in the past.

Bonds aren’t as volatile as stocks, but they too are somewhat vulnerable in that bond prices go down when interest rates go up (although as with stock setbacks, no one knows for sure when or how much bond yields will rise).

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Boot Barn Holdings, Inc.(BOOT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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
  • [By Lisa Levin]

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    Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) for $83 per share in cash.
    Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE: BOOT) reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    CELYAD SA/ADR (NASDAQ: CYAD) reported launch of 1.8 million share offering.
    Verastem Inc (NASDAQ: VSTM) shares dropped 12 percent in pre-market trading after announcing a $35 million common stock offering.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M) to report quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $5.39 billion before the opening bell. Macy's shares fell 0.47 percent to $29.79 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts are expecting Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) to have earned $0.65 per share on revenue of $12.43 billion in the latest quarter. Cisco will release earnings after the markets close. Cisco shares declined 0.07 percent to $45.45 in after-hours trading.
    Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE: BOOT) reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance. Boot Barn shares climbed 9.97 percent to $24.15 in the after-hours trading session.
    After the markets close, Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue of $1.20 billion. Flowers Foods shares dropped 0.37 percent to $21.70 in after-hours trading.

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: First Majestic Silver Corp.(AG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Sean Williams]

    Though I don’t directly own First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG), I soon will, by default. I’m a shareholder in the aforementioned Primero Mining, and First Majestic Silver is in the process of acquiring Primero and its San Dimas mine, with the deal expected to close by the end of April. When it does, my Primero shares will be exchanged for shares of First Majestic, giving me ownership in the mining company that’s most levered to silver — about 70% of its sales are a result of silver production.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Next, you might be wondering what exactly would be considered “cheap” if analyzing cash flow per share. Though it’s going to be up to interpretation, after many years of tracking precious-metal stocks, I’m of the belief that a mining stock valued at 10 times its annual CFPS is considered fairly valued, with a slightly higher multiple for precious-metal royalty and streaming companies. With this in mind, here’s why SSR Mining (NASDAQ:SSRM) and First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG) are currently the top two holdings in my portfolio.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: trivago N.V. (TRVG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    trivago N.V. (NASDAQ: TRVG) shares dropped 18 percent to $5.23 after reporting Q1 results.

    Shares of Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) were down 19 percent to $34.7483 as the company posted downbeat Q3 results.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares ofTrivago N.V.(NASDAQ:TRVG) were heading south today as the hotel-booking specialist issued another disappointing earnings report and lowered its outlook for the year. Following a spike early last year, revenue growth continued to decelerate and turned negative in the first quarter. As of 10:25 a.m. EDT, the stock was down 20.5%.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares ofTripadvisor Inc(NASDAQ:TRIP) were heading lower today, falling in sympathy withTrivago(NASDAQ:TRVG)after shares of the hotel-booking platform crashed 24% when the company recorded a decline in first-quarter revenue and cut its guidance for the year. Though there was no direct news out on Tripadvisor today, shares of the travel-recommendation service nonetheless finished down 8.5% today as it is subject to many of the same business trends as Trivago in the online travel industry.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Western Asset Municipal High Income Fund, Inc.(MHF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Vivaldi Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Western Asset Municipal (NYSE:MHF) by 64.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 32,185 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 12,646 shares during the quarter. Vivaldi Capital Management LLC owned about 0.15% of Western Asset Municipal worth $231,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc.(KPTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Karyopharm Therapeutics (NASDAQ:KPTI) – Investment analysts at Jefferies Group lowered their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for Karyopharm Therapeutics in a research note issued on Tuesday, May 15th. Jefferies Group analyst M. Raycroft now forecasts that the company will post earnings per share of ($0.77) for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of ($0.62). Jefferies Group has a “Buy” rating on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Karyopharm Therapeutics’ Q3 2018 earnings at ($0.71) EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.78) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($3.03) EPS, FY2019 earnings at ($2.66) EPS, FY2020 earnings at ($1.05) EPS, FY2021 earnings at ($0.74) EPS and FY2022 earnings at $0.73 EPS.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Karyopharm Therapeutics (NASDAQ:KPTI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 15th. The company reported ($0.80) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.66) by ($0.14). The business had revenue of $1.53 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.26 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.65) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3163.8% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Karyopharm Therapeutics will post -2.82 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Fluor Corporation(FLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Fluor (NYSE:FLR) was downgraded by equities research analysts at Canaccord Genuity from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Friday. They presently have a $52.00 price objective on the construction company’s stock. Canaccord Genuity’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 12.00% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) were down 22 percent to $45.98 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.

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    Fluor Corp (NYSE: FLR) is one of the largest firms in the industry and has used that size to go after the largest contracts. Fluor has the largest single support services contract to the U.S. military and is able to service many projects that its smaller competitors cannot handle.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Tupperware Brands Corporation(TUP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Tupperware Brands Corp. (NYSE: TUP) fell by about 2.3% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $40.80 after closing at $41.74 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $74.36. Volume of about 1.2 million was around a third higher than the daily average. The company lowered its first-quarter guidance Tuesday morning and the exits are still a little crowded.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Tupperware Brands Corp. (NYSE: TUP) fell by more than 12% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $41.60 after closing at $47.34 on Monday. The 52-week high is $74.36. Volume of about 3.6 million was more than four times the daily average. The company lowered its first-quarter guidance this morning.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    LSV Asset Management increased its stake in shares of Tupperware Brands (NYSE:TUP) by 26.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 99,275 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 20,700 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management owned approximately 0.19% of Tupperware Brands worth $4,802,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares climbed 54.2 percent to $1.25 on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) climbed 21.3 percent to $9.40 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) gained 16.5 percent to $4.60.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares rose 11.2 percent to $15.4206 following Q3 results.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) shares rose 11 percent to $15.3289. McDermott issued a release reiterating rejection of Subsea 7's offer.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares gained 9.2 percent to $64.61 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) surged 8.5 percent to $46.00 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) climbed 7.5 percent to $107.22 after reporting Q1 results.
    Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNA) rose 6.1 percent to $14.78. B. Riley initiated coverage on Allena Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.6 percent to $102.90 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 4.5 percent to $17.03 following strong Q1 results.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 4.2 percent to $22.20 after reporting Q1 results.

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Tuesday was another good day on Wall Street, thanks largely to diminished concerns about trade disputes between the U.S. and China. Chinese leaders made conciliatory comments that suggested that there could be a measured resolution to tensions between the two countries, and market participants took that as an all-clear sign to bid shares higher. Yet some stocks suffered from negative news. Tupperware Brands (NYSE:TUP), SBA Communications (NASDAQ:SBAC), and American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares jumped 56.69 percent to close at $1.27 on Wednesday on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 26.84 percent to close at $37.10. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) climbed 25.56 percent to close at $10.61.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) gained 24.7 percent to close at $9.75 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) shares climbed 19.24 percent to close at $4.71.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 18.73 percent to close at $18.64.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 18.28 percent to close at $5.89. Genprex expanded its operations to Cambridge, Mass.
    Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) rose 13.92 percent to close at $2.70 following Q1 results.
    Rocky Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCKY) shares surged 13.57 percent to close at $23.85 after reporting Q1 results.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) shares rose 12.5 percent to close at $4.14 on Wednesday.
    USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) jumped 11.24 percent to close at $106.85 following Q1 results.
    SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) rose 11.16 percent to close at $16.24 after the company reported Q4 results and agreed to sell and leaseback eight distribution centers for an aggregate purchase price of $483 million.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares gained 10.74 percent to close at $15.36 following Q3 results.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) rose 9.15 percent to close at $46.28 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares climbed 8.49 percent to close at $64.18 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) gained 8.2 percent to close at $107.94 af

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.(SFE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Activision Blizzard, Inc(ATVI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Ballard]

    At the same time, 2018 is shaping up to be a landmark year for the esports efforts of some of the biggest video game companies out there, includingActivision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), and Take-Two Interactive(NASDAQ:TTWO).

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Activision Blizzard’s (NASDAQ:ATVI)Call of Duty(CoD) is one of the world’s most popular video-game franchises and an incredibly reliable source of revenue for the publisher. However, fans of the game could be in for a big change.Reports suggest that the series’ next installment,Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, will not feature a single-player campaign mode and instead it will include only multiplayer experiences.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI)recently announced earnings results that edged past management’s targets. The video game publisher notched important first-quarter wins in core metrics such as engagement and profitability. However, due to the timing of its biggest releases, and plans to ramp up the esports and advertising businesses, investors won’t have a clear picture on Activision’s 2018 performance until later in the fiscal year than usual.

  • [By John Ballard]

    If you compare Activision Blizzard’s (NASDAQ:ATVI) balance sheet with its peers’, one thing might jump out at you — the Overwatch maker is saddled with a lot of debt. Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) and Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO) have higher net cash balances even though Activision generates more revenue and free cash flow than they do, and has been doing so for years and years.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Research firm Newzoo recently reported that five games dominated the U.S. PC market in April: Activision Blizzard’s (NASDAQ:ATVI) Hearthstone and Overwatch, Tencent’s (NASDAQOTH:TCEHY) League of Legends, Epic Games’ Fortnite, and PUBG Corporation’s PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds(PUBG).

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Guaranty Bancorp(GBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, the financial shares surged 1.13 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ: GBNK), up 6 percent, and Itaú Unibanco Holding S.A. (NYSE: ITUB) up 4 percent.

  • [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 Logan Wallace]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

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Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Group dropped their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for Apollo Global Management in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, May 7th. Jefferies Group analyst G. O’hara now forecasts that the financial services provider will post earnings of $0.69 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.70. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Apollo Global Management’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.75 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.80 EPS.

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Other research analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Oppenheimer reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Apollo Global Management in a report on Thursday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Apollo Global Management from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, February 5th. Morgan Stanley cut their price target on Apollo Global Management from $42.00 to $41.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. Deutsche Bank increased their price target on Apollo Global Management from $32.00 to $33.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Apollo Global Management from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $36.69.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Arch Coal, Inc. (ARCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market climbed sharply on Thursday, responding well to favorable earnings results from several corners of the market. Major benchmarks were up 1% to 2%, with particularly good performance from the Nasdaq Composite thanks to the tech sector’s outperformance during the day. Yet some stocks suffered from bad news that cast doubt on companies’ ability to benefit from generally favorable business conditions. MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), Arch Coal (NYSE:ARCH), and LendingTree (NASDAQ:TREE) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Arch Coal (NYSE: ARCH) and Contura Energy (OTCMKTS:CNTE) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ARCH) are slumping today, down nearly 15% as of 1:04 p.m. EDT, after the company reported lackluster first-quarter results and a muted outlook for2018.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Guaranty Bancorp(GBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Xplore Technologies Corp(XPLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN) and Xplore Technologies (NASDAQ:XPLR) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Xplore Technologies (NASDAQ: XPLR) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer & office equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Xplore Technologies to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Albemarle Corporation(ALB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Barings LLC increased its stake in Albemarle Co. (NYSE:ALB) by 21.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 144,800 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after buying an additional 25,620 shares during the quarter. Barings LLC owned 0.13% of Albemarle worth $13,429,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was Albemarle Corp. (NYSE: ALB) which traded down about 7% at $110.04. The stocks 52-week range is $92.22 to $144.99. Volume was nearly 7 million compared to the daily average volume of roughly 2 million.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    That said, there may not be a better way to build wealth. It’s the tactic Warren Buffett relied on to become a billionaire. In fact, he didn’t reach the milestone until he turned 56 years old. Investors looking for great companies they can buy and hold for the next decade (or longer) should take a closer look at consumer water technology specialist A.O. Smith (NYSE:AOS), lithium producer Albemarle (NYSE:ALB), and biopharma enabler Repligen (NASDAQ:RGEN).

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Albemarle (NYSE:ALB), the world’s top lithium producer, said it expects lithium prices to actually rise by high single digits this year compared to last year’s averages. That will help the specialty chemicals leader deliver a full-year adjusted EBITDA margin of over 40% for its lithium segment, which continues to carry the business.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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    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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Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: CNA Financial Corporation(CNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    JPMorgan Chase restated their neutral rating on shares of Centrica (LON:CNA) in a research report released on Tuesday.

    Several other equities research analysts have also recently weighed in on CNA. Credit Suisse Group reiterated an outperform rating on shares of Centrica in a research report on Friday, May 4th. Kepler Capital Markets decreased their price objective on shares of Centrica from GBX 190 ($2.58) to GBX 160 ($2.17) and set a buy rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Royal Bank of Canada raised shares of Centrica to an outperform rating and increased their target price for the stock from GBX 150 ($2.03) to GBX 175 ($2.37) in a research note on Monday, February 26th. HSBC lowered shares of Centrica to a reduce rating and cut their target price for the stock from GBX 150 ($2.03) to GBX 120 ($1.63) in a research note on Wednesday, April 11th. Finally, Deutsche Bank reissued a sell rating and set a GBX 125 ($1.70) target price on shares of Centrica in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of GBX 174.63 ($2.37).

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Banner Corporation(BANR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    Banner Year for Asset Managers Could Be Catalyst for Change (markets.financialcontent.com) Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Banner Co. (BANR) to Announce $0.86 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Banner Bank signs long lease for highly visible Sacramento site (finance.yahoo.com) Steven W. Rust Sells 511 Shares of Banner Co. (BANR) Stock (americanbankingnews.com) FY2018 Earnings Estimate for Banner Co. (BANR) Issued By DA Davidson (americanbankingnews.com)

    NASDAQ BANR opened at $57.47 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.90, a current ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24. The firm has a market cap of $1,896.48, a P/E ratio of 19.22, a PEG ratio of 1.66 and a beta of 0.96. Banner has a 1 year low of $52.07 and a 1 year high of $62.75.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: 3D Systems Corporation(DDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) fell by 1.9% to 35.03 million shares. Some 32.1% of the company’s float was short. Days to cover rose from 12 to 15. In the two-week short interest period, the share price rose by 27.3%. The stock’s 52-week trading range is $7.92 to $23.70, and shares closed at $10.68 on Wednesday, up about 0.7% on the day.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Let’s see what we can expect from the companies set to release some of the most anticipated earnings reports: Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW), 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD), and TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX).

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    As with last quarter, main rival 3D Systems(NYSE:DDD) is scheduled to report on the same day, though before the market opens.

    Shares of Stratasys are up 3.5% so far in 2018 through April 24. For context, the S&P 500 is down 1% in 2018, while 3D Systems stock has gained nearly 30% this year.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) is set to release its most recent quarterly results on Wednesday. The consensus forecast calls for breakeven earnings and $164.7 million in revenue. Shares closed on Friday at $12.05. The consensus price target is $9.83, and the 52-week range is $7.92 to $23.70.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) rose by 1.3% to 35.05 million shares. Some 32% of the company’s float was short. Days to cover rose from 22 to 23. In the two-week short interest period, the share price rose by 0.7%. The stock’s 52-week trading range is $7.92 to $23.70, and shares closed at $12.02 on Wednesday, up about 9% on the day.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Diebold, Incorporated(DBD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Diebold Nixdorf Inc. (NYSE: DBD) fell by about 5.1% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $11.43 after closing at $12.05 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $28.80. Volume of about 4.4 million was about three times the daily average of about 1.4 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

    VeriFone (PAY) and Diebold Nixdorf (DBD) Financial Survey (americanbankingnews.com) NCR (NCR) versus Diebold Nixdorf (DBD) Critical Survey (americanbankingnews.com) Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (DBD) stock represents -49.50% move from 52-week high (analystrecommendation.com) Self-checkout System Market 2018 Key Players Diebold Nixdorf, ECR Software (ECRS) Corp., Pan-Oston Co, NCR … (theanalystfinancial.com) Diebold Nixdorf (DBD) Downgraded to “Neutral” at JPMorgan Chase (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of Diebold Nixdorf stock opened at $14.80 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 1.39, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.53. Diebold Nixdorf has a 52 week low of $12.90 and a 52 week high of $29.80. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,123.92, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.10, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.24 and a beta of 2.05.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: MannKind Corporation(MNKD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Chris Lange]

    The number of MannKind Corp. (NASDAQ: MNKD) shares short decreased to 32.53 million. The previous reading was 35.96 million. The stock was last seen at $1.75, in a 52-week range of $1.01 to $6.96.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of MannKind Corp. (NASDAQ: MNKD) shares short increased slightly to 35.96 million. The previous reading was 35.94 million. The stock was last seen at $1.73, in a 52-week range of $0.67 to $6.96.

  • [By George Budwell]

    MannKind Corporation (NASDAQ:MNKD), the maker of the inhaled insulin product Afrezza, had yet another bad month in April. Specifically, the biotech’s shares lost a quarter of their value last month,according toS&P Global Market Intelligence.

Top 10 Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: PriceSmart, Inc.(PSMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PriceSmart (NASDAQ: PSMT) is one of 12 publicly-traded companies in the “Variety stores” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare PriceSmart to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on PriceSmart (PSMT)

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Dave Jones, the state’s insurance commissioner, has invited insurers to file two sets of individual rates: one that shows the cost of coverage written using the current ACA rules, and one that shows what the rates will be if Congress eliminates the ACA individual health coverage mandate and the ACA cost-sharing reduction subsidy program.

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Top Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: JinkoSolar Holding Company Limited(JKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    One of the best ways to play it is by owning the top Chinese solar stock, Jinko Solar Holding Company Ltd. (NYSE: JKS).

    It’s already the world’s third-largest supplier of photovoltaic cells – an essential component of solar panels. Plus, it’s plugged right into China’s skyrocketing solar industry.

Top Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Timberland Bancorp Inc.(TSBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Timberland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSBK) declared a None dividend on Tuesday, April 24th, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Friday, May 11th will be paid a dividend of 0.23 per share by the savings and loans company on Friday, May 25th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.61%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 10th.

Top Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc.(EBMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Eagle Bancorp Montana (EBMT)

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Top Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Intercontinental Hotels Group(IHG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Liberum Capital reissued their hold rating on shares of InterContinental Hotels Group (LON:IHG) in a research report report published on Friday morning.

Top Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Guaranty Bancorp(GBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

Best Low Price Stocks For 2019

In my very first MannKind article I offered for my SA readers, I made the following statement:

Wall Street gurus are always smarter than the retail investor that doesn’t do their homework.

I have mentioned several times that MannKind’s (NASDAQ:MNKD) management understands the reality and has done a remarkable job in keeping the company hooked up to a life support system that has allowed them to be one of the few (other than the short-sellers) to benefit from these four years of futility for the retail investors. In recent days, with the flurry of superfluous SEC filings and press releases this has only resulted in the stock falling to a near all-time low price. The time is neigh for this saga becoming history so we can close the books on this financial fiasco. It’s now clear who has done their homework on MannKind!

Best Low Price Stocks For 2019: Guaranty Bancorp(GBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    These are the top 5 holdings of PATRIOT FINANCIAL PARTNERS GP, LPBanc of California Inc (BANC) – 2,850,564 shares, 27.82% of the total portfolio. Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK) – 1,891,767 shares, 23.36% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 19.22%Meta Financial Group Inc (CASH) – 347,069 shares, 14.02% of the total portfolio. Sterling Bancorp (STL) – 1,048,980 shares, 11.07% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 16.01%MBT Financial Corp (MBTF) – 2,060,302 sha

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

Best Low Price Stocks For 2019: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation(COG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE: COG) has a strong position in the Marcellus Shale, a low-cost region for natural gas production that puts the company’s break-even around $2.00 per mcf against spot prices around $2.80 per mcf. The company owns the rights to an additional 3,000 drilling locations within its undeveloped footprint which gives it the potential to increase output easily.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE: COG) is rated as a Hold with a new price target of $24. The EPS estimate has been cut from $0.60 to $0.47 for 2017, and the 2018 estimate has been increased from $0.70 to $1.19. Shares closed at $22.36 on Friday in a 52-week range of $19.77 to $25.74. The consensus 12-month price target is $28.72.

  • [By David Sterman]

    Take Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE: COG(link is external)) as an example. As I noted earlier this month(link is external), Cabot’s current drilling plans are expected to lead to a big spike in output over the next few years. The company’s executives decided to plow ahead with development plans, even as rivals were retrenching. The fact that natural gas prices have risen more than 10% in the past three weeks simply underscores the wisdom of that strategy, and could lead to rising sales and profit estimates. 

Best Low Price Stocks For 2019: TransAlta Corporation(TAC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, utilities shares rose by just 0.5 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included TransAlta Corporation (USA) (NYSE: TAC), down 1 percent, and Huaneng Power International Inc (ADR) (NYSE: HNP), down 1 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the utilities sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from TransAlta Corporation (NYSE: TAC) and NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, utilities shares rose by just 0.1 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Companhia Paranaense de Energia (ADR) (NYSE: ELP), down 3.5 percent, and TransAlta Corporation (USA) (NYSE: TAC), down 5 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, utilities shares fell by 0.08 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), down 3 percent, and TransAlta Corporation (USA) (NYSE: TAC), down 2 percent.

Best Low Price Stocks For 2019: EP Energy Corporation(EPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Andrew Efimoff]

    WTI crude oil plunged 3.11 percent on Friday to $48.99 a barrel. Below are the biggest energy losers for the day:

    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC): -19.22%
    Dynamic Materials (NASDAQ: BOOM): -12.39%
    Clayton Williams Energy (NYSE: CWEI): -11.45%
    Dynergy (NYSE: DYN): -11.91%
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE): -11.20%
    Mexco Energy (NYSE: MXC) -10.90%
    Whiting Petroleum (NYSE: WLL) -10.79%
    Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) -10.79%
    SM Energy Company (NYSE: SM) -10.38%
    Real Goods Solar (NASDAQ: RGSE) -10.34%

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

    On Wednesday, the energy shares rose 2.39 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE), up 18 percent, and Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) up 23 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

Best Low Price Stocks For 2019: NextEra Energy, Inc.(NEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Neha Chamaria, Rich Smith, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    So when we asked some of our contributors to name such “boring” dividend stocks that they vouch for and believe are great picks for income investors, they came up with three really interesting names from two different industries for you to consider: Toronto Dominion Bank(NYSE:TD),H&R Block(NYSE:HRB), and NextEra Energy, Inc.(NYSE:NEE).

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The company has increased that payout at a fast pace over the years, including 15% in 2017. NextEra Energy Partners expects that to continue in those to come, with it currently planning to grow the dividend at a 12% to 15% annual pace through 2022. Powering that growth will be a combination of acquisitions both from its parent companyNextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) and third parties, as well as organic expansion projects. Although, drop-down transactions from NextEra Energy’s vast portfolio of renewable assets alone can easily support the company’s growth forecast. Because of that, investors have the opportunity to earn total annual returns in the 16% to 19% range when adding the distribution growth rate to the current yield. That outlook positions NextEra Energy Partners to continue delivering market-beating returns, which is something it has done since NextEra took it public in 2014.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    After dropping a cumulative $23.6 billion on wind power-generating assets over the years, NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) is the undisputed king of low-carbon utilities. It’s the largest owner of wind capacity in North America, making up roughly 16% of America’s total with 14 GW installed. That number could jump as much as 4.1 GW by the end of this year depending on project completion dates.

Best Low Price Stocks For 2019: Fidelity Southern Corporation(LION)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Fidelity Southern (NASDAQ:LION) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Here is the list of stocks going ex-dividend on Monday.

    AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE: ATR) – $0.3200 dividend, 1.6780 percent yield. AptarGroup reported weaker-than-expected Q3 results on Thursday.
    Fidelity Southern Corporation (NASDAQ: LION) – $0.1200 dividend, 2.6359 percent yield. The company, based in Atlanta, Georgia, provides financial products and services for customers.
    Apple Hospitality REIT Inc (NYSE: APLE) – $0.1000 dividend, 6.5826 percent yield. Apple Hospitality REIT, based in Richmond, Virginia, operates as a subsidiary of Apple REIT Companies.
    Targa Resources Corp (NYSE: TRGP) – $0.9100 dividend, 7.7299 percent yield. The Houston, Texas-based company provides midstream natura