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Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019

While news out of Washington is keeping everyone on edge the market is taking a beating. Toggling back and forth between Twitter and Yahoo Finance, the few sectors that are steady green are minerals and gold… well, I guess gold is technically a mineral, so there you have it. While gold prices surge and industrial minerals are seeing an upward trend, Increasing global demand combined with a worldwide shortage has made zinc a red-hot commodity, and mining companies are racing to cash-in on the shortage.

Kootenay Zinc Corporation (OTC:KTNNF) (CSE:ZNK.CN) is one of the mining exploration companies poised to capitalize on the supply and demand imbalance in the zinc market. Kootenay Zinc, based in Vancouver, BC is engaged in the discovery of large-scale sedimentary-exhalative (SEDEX) zinc deposits. The company is primarily focused on its Sully Property, located just 18 miles from the historic Sullivan Mine. The Sullivan Mine was one of the world’s most prolific producers of silver, zinc and lead deposits, with cumulative production valued at US$49 billion. Mining experts affiliated with Kootenay Zinc anticipate the Sully Project could potentially match or exceed the production value of the Sullivan Mine.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Glu Mobile Inc.(GLUU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Shares of Glu Moble (NASDAQ:GLUU) climbed 13.7% in June, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence . The mobile-gaming company’s share price has climbed roughly 80% year to date on indications that its turnaround effort is proceeding successfully. 

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    One of last week’s hottest stocks is also one of this year’s top performers. Shares of Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) rose 14% last week, and are now up 76% so far in 2018. The mobile gaming specialist kicked things off with a well-received presentation at the Stifel 2018 Cross Sector Insight Conference on Monday afternoon; then Piper Jaffray stepped in on Friday with a bullish initiation of the stock.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This gaming stock could have some big upside for aggressive accounts. Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU) develops, publishes and markets a portfolio of mobile games. The company develops and publishes a portfolio of mobile games designed to appeal to a cross-section of the users of smartphones and tablet devices.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Zoe’s Kitchen (NYSE:ZOES), Sogou (NYSE:SOGO), and Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) are three names currently trading on the wrong side of $10, but their prospects are brighter than their sticker prices. Let’s go over why they may be among the top stocks under $10. 

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ:GLUU) has received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, five have given a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $4.96.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) and Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: 2U, Inc.(TWOU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of 2U Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) in August, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, as investors digested another strong quarterly report and an encouraging slate of graduate program launches from the online education platform leader.

  • [By Travis Hoium, Matthew DiLallo, and Todd Campbell]

    We asked three Motley Fool contributors for their favorite stocks to save for college and the answers ranged from education stocks to great dividend plays. Here’s why they think 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU), Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE), and Brookfield Renewable Partners LP (NYSE:BEP) are ideal for college savers. 

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Piper Jaffray Companies assumed coverage on shares of 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU) in a research note published on Thursday morning, MarketBeat reports. The firm issued a neutral rating and a $94.00 price objective on the software maker’s stock.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    2U Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) announced fourth-quarter 2018 results on Monday after the market closed, showcasing accelerated global growth and beating guidance yet again as the online education-platform company continues to expand its reach.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU) jumped 29.6% in February, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, as the online education platform leader delivered strong fourth-quarter 2018 results. 

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    2U (NASDAQ:TWOU) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 25, 2019 5:00 p.m. ET

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Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Fuel Tech, Inc.(FTEK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fuel Tech (NASDAQ:FTEK) issued its earnings results on Monday. The industrial products company reported ($0.06) earnings per share for the quarter, reports. Fuel Tech had a negative net margin of 17.57% and a negative return on equity of 2.86%.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Hexcel Corporation(HXL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Third, the progress made by Boeing on its 767, 777, and 787 wide-body aircraft programs supports Muilenburg’s “high confidence in a meaningful increase in wide-body replacement demand early next decade.” That would be good news for Boeing and its 777X — expected to benefit from growing wide-body demand — and also for General Electric (provider of engines for the 777X) and advanced composite technology company Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL). Hexcel’s carbon fiber technology tends to generate significantly more revenue per plane on wide-body aircraft than on single-aisle planes.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Canton Hathaway LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Hexcel Co. (NYSE:HXL) during the 3rd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund acquired 2,145 shares of the aerospace company’s stock, valued at approximately $144,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB lifted its position in shares of Hexcel Co. (NYSE:HXL) by 51.5% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 11,174 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,800 shares during the quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB’s holdings in Hexcel were worth $722,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new stake in shares of Hexcel Co. (NYSE:HXL) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund purchased 5,590 shares of the aerospace company’s stock, valued at approximately $371,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Trillium Asset Management LLC lessened its holdings in Hexcel (NYSE:HXL) by 12.4% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 331,664 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 47,089 shares during the quarter. Hexcel makes up approximately 1.2% of Trillium Asset Management LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 19th largest position. Trillium Asset Management LLC owned 0.37% of Hexcel worth $21,422,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC boosted its position in Hexcel (NYSE:HXL) by 4.2% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 165,404 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,656 shares during the quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC owned about 0.18% of Hexcel worth $10,683,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc.(LOCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street finished the week on a low note on Friday, dealing another losing day to investors already hard-hit from declines in previous trading sessions. Today’s culprit was a poor labor report, which showed that the U.S. economy produced only 20,000 new nonfarm payroll jobs during the month of February. Many stocks suffered much more dramatic losses than the roughly 0.1% to 0.2% decline that major indexes saw, with earnings playing a key role for several of them. American Outdoor Brands (NASDAQ:AOBC), Eventbrite (NYSE:EB), and El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) were among the worst performers. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ:LOCO) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

    Several other research firms also recently weighed in on LOCO. BidaskClub upgraded El Pollo LoCo from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, June 22nd. SunTrust Banks set a $11.00 target price on El Pollo LoCo and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, March 8th. Finally, Morgan Stanley restated an equal weight rating and issued a $11.00 target price (down previously from $12.00) on shares of El Pollo LoCo in a research report on Monday, March 12th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. El Pollo LoCo has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $12.40.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LOCO) is expected to share its fourth-quarter results late Thursday. The consensus estimates are $0.14 in EPS on revenue of $104.4 million. Shares were changing hands at $15.23 on Friday’s close. The consensus price target is $18.00, and the 52-week trading range is $9.20 to $18.47.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Orezone Gold Corp (ORE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Finally, Richard Seville, the CEO of Brisbane-based Orocobre Ltd (ASX: ORE) which began lithium sales in 2015 from northern Argentina and also experienced difficulty boosting output, commented that an “inability to access traditional funds has delayed the development of the sector” and that “these projects aren’t easy — so the banks just don’t want to go there.”

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Galactrum (ORE) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the
    Lyra2RE hashing algorithm. It launched on November 11th, 2017. Galactrum’s total supply is 2,092,679 coins and its circulating supply is 1,372,679 coins. Galactrum’s official Twitter account is @galactrum. Galactrum’s official website is galactrum.org.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Galactrum (ORE) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the
    Lyra2RE hashing algorithm. It was first traded on December 13th, 2017. Galactrum’s total supply is 2,781,952 coins and its circulating supply is 2,061,952 coins. Galactrum’s official website is galactrum.org. Galactrum’s official Twitter account is @galactrum.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Myriad Genetics, Inc.(MYGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale lowered its holdings in Myriad Genetics (NASDAQ:MYGN) by 14.5% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 39,151 shares of the company’s stock after selling 6,642 shares during the period. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale owned about 0.06% of Myriad Genetics worth $1,158,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Myriad Genetics (NASDAQ:MYGN) was up 15.8% during mid-day trading on Tuesday after the company announced better than expected quarterly earnings. The company traded as high as $33.91 and last traded at $33.55. Approximately 2,379,822 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 235% from the average daily volume of 709,421 shares. The stock had previously closed at $28.98.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of gene-testing pioneer Myriad Genetics (NASDAQ:MYGN) rose 29% last month, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. There were numerous positive announcements for investors to track, although the stock chart of the last several months summarizes Wall Street’s thoughts about all the moving parts. The genetics stock entered the month down over 17% from the beginning of 2018, but is now up 14% year to date.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Triple-S Management Corporation(GTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Triple-S Management Co. (NYSE:GTS)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The company traded as low as $36.24 and last traded at $35.93, with a volume of 1545 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $35.86.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ClariVest Asset Management LLC cut its position in Triple-S Management Corp. (NYSE:GTS) by 8.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 309,391 shares of the company’s stock after selling 27,723 shares during the period. ClariVest Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Triple-S Management were worth $12,084,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Triple-S Management Corp  (NYSE:GTS)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

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Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Apogee Enterprises, Inc.(APOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market performed well on Tuesday, including gains of nearly 200 points for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and similarly positive moves for other major benchmarks. At first glance, decisions from the U.S. and China to impose new tariffs on each other might have seemed like bad news, but investors were pleased that the actual tariff rates on the goods covered by the measures were less severe than initially feared. Even with that as a positive backdrop, some companies weren’t able to avoid bad news that sent their shares lower. Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG), and General Mills (NYSE:GIS) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG) has benefited greatly from the rebound in construction activity recently, which has helped the architectural glass and framing specialist bounce back from difficult conditions in past years. Yet despite solid business conditions throughout 2017, Apogee stock has struggled as investors seemed to question whether its growth path was sustainable.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The price of Bitcoin surged more than 17% to top $8,000 in a rapid move that surprised many investors this morning. The sudden rally appears to be the result of a short squeeze, according to CNBC contributor Brian Kelly. This means that investors who had been betting on a decline in the price of the world’s largest cryptocurrency had been forced to jump back and buy the currency again. A lot of people have been betting on a decline in the price of Bitcoin heading toward the April 17 tax deadline. The expectation is that many people will need to sell their Bitcoin in order to raise cash to meet tax obligations. Here’s our latest daily insight on why the Bitcoin bear market may end very soon.
    Markets gains have been capped by concerns about the latest news out of the Federal Reserve. On Wednesday, minutes from the Fed’s most recent meeting indicated that policy makers are prepared to raise interest rates several more times in the coming months in order to stave off concerns about inflation.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: BLK, FB, DAL
    Shares of BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) are on the move after the company reported earnings before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $6.70. Analysts projected the firm would report EPS of $6.45 on top of $3.28 billion in revenue. The firm topped revenue expectations. The firm noted that an increase in its consulting fees and the recent tax reform bill helped bolster its profitability by 27%.
    The stock of Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has climbed more than 6% since Tuesday. Investors cheered the testimony of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who appeared before Congress for two days to discuss his company’s privacy policies. The CEO and his firm have been under intense scrutiny since news broke that 87 million user accounts had been accessed without permission by consulting firm Cambridge Analytica during the 2016 election season. The firm had ties to President Trump’s campaign.
    Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) reported ea

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallJun. 28, 2018 9:00 a.m. ET

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    Engaged Capital’s Glenn Welling plans shortly to launch an activist campaign at Apogee Enterprises Inc. (APOG) , a maker of glass and non-residential construction products for skyscrapers, a person familiar with the situation told Orol.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc.(ACBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media stories about Atlantic Capital (NASDAQ:ACBI) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Atlantic Capital earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the bank an impact score of 47.7189806803557 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Atlantic Capital (NASDAQ:ACBI) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc.  (NASDAQ:ACBI)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 01, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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Top 10 Value Stocks For 2019

California Water Service Group (NYSE:CWT) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have assigned a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $33.75.

CWT has been the subject of several research reports. UBS Group reduced their target price on California Water Service Group from $34.00 to $33.00 and set a “sell” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, March 23rd. Hilliard Lyons upgraded California Water Service Group from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, March 26th. ValuEngine upgraded California Water Service Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded California Water Service Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 27th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co upgraded California Water Service Group from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $35.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, April 2nd.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2019: First Commonwealth Financial Corporation(FCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Barclays PLC increased its holdings in First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF) by 24.3% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 33,717 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 6,593 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in First Commonwealth Financial were worth $476,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Value Stocks For 2019: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.(BMRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Chris thinks the stars are aligned for BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRN).

    It’s an excellent pharmaceutical company that focuses on therapeutics for rare genetic diseases. And while this is a niche area in the world of biotech, the drugs here can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BioMarin Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:BMRN) EVP Jeffrey Robert Ajer sold 309 shares of BioMarin Pharmaceutical stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $85.96, for a total transaction of $26,561.64. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 53,223 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,575,049.08. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    After the FDA approved Palynziq (formerly pegvaliase) for use in adults with phenylketonuria (PKU), a rare genetic disease, this week,BioMarin Pharmaceutical(NASDAQ:BMRN)is in a great position to add hundreds of millions of dollars in new revenue to its top line. BioMarin already markets one PKU therapy, Kuvan, so it should be able to hit the ground running. Is BioMarin a stock worth buying now?

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    BioMarin (NASDAQ:BMRN), a massively successful rare-disease drugmaker that’s already won six FDA approvals, is expected to find out this week if the FDA will gives it a seventh victory. The regulatory decision on pegvaliase, a new treatment for phenylketonuria, or PKU, has big implications for the company and its investors, so let’s take a closer look.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRN) is expected to report its most recent quarterly results on February 22. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters are calling for a net loss of $0.24 per share on $357.49 million in revenue. The same period of last year had a net loss of $0.53 per share and $300.09 million in revenue. Shares of BioMarin were last seen at $84.98, with a consensus price target of $110.32 and a 52-week range of $78.50 to $100.51.

  • [By ]

    This week we get our first look at quarterly numbers from major drug and biotech giants such as AbbVie (ABBV)  , Amgen (AMGN)  , Biogen (BIIB) , Biomarin Pharmaceuticals (BMRN)  and Action Alerts PLUS holding Eli Lilly (LLY) , which all provide the market a glimpse of how the first quarter was for the industry over the next few days,” according to Real Money Pro columnist Bret Jensen.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2019: Digital Realty Trust Inc.(DLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Matthew Frankel, and Dan Caplinger]

    So, which dividend stocks do we Fools like right now?We asked a team of investing experts to weigh in, and they pickedAnnaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY),Digital Realty (NYSE:DLR), and Brookfield InfrastructurePartners (NYSE:BIP).

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    When you think “tech stocks,” you generally don’t think about real estate investment trusts, or REITs, but Digital Realty Trust(NYSE:DLR) certainly fits into both categories. The data center REIT’s growth story could just be getting started if we continue to become more and more connected as a society.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of DIGITAL Rlty Tr/SH SH (NYSE:DLR) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty-three ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and fourteen have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $124.00.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Our next company, Digital Realty Trust(NYSE:DLR), ticker symbol DLR. This is really a play on data.

    Frankel:In articles, I refer to Digital Realty as the tech stock that no one thinks of as a tech stock. It’s a REIT. They own data centers, which,if you’re not familiar, these are big buildings that house servers and othernetworking equipment. Theidea is thathigh-tech companies — think IBM, Facebook,things like that — need secure and reliable placesto store all the data that’s flowing through them. That’s where Digital Realtyand the whole concept of data centers come in.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    A big driver of this is increased enterprise business — specifically, the growth of data centers in recent years. Enterprise customers now make up 44% of Seagate’s revenue, up by 700 basis points over the past two years. And as I’ve written before in reference to data center real estate investment trust Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), the need for data storage doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2019: Kimco Realty Corporation(KIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) fell about 0.5% Tuesday to match a 52-week low of $16.68 after closing at $16.76 on Friday. The 52-week high is $25.70. Volume of about 2.5 million was roughly equal to the daily average of around 3.9 million. The shopping center REIT had no specific news Tuesday.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    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.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) fell by about 3.5% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $13.69 after closing at 14.19 on Monday. The 52-week high is $23.03. Volume of around 4.2 million was about 25% below the daily average. The company had no specific news Tuesday.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) fell about 2.6% to post a new 52-week low of $16.68 Friday after closing at $17.13 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $25.70. Volume of about 4 million was roughly equal to the daily average of around 3.9 million. The shopping center REIT had no specific news Friday.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2019: GenMark Diagnostics, Inc.(GNMK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tactile Systems Technology (NASDAQ: TCMD) and GenMark Diagnostics (NASDAQ:GNMK) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2019: Triple-S Management Corporation(GTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Triple-S Management Corp. (NYSE:GTS) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $37.54 and last traded at $37.38, with a volume of 750 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $36.80.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Triple-S Management Co. (NYSE:GTS)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The company traded as low as $36.24 and last traded at $35.93, with a volume of 1545 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $35.86.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2019: REX American Resources Corporation(REX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    REX American Resources (NYSE:REX) will be issuing its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Wednesday, May 23rd.

    REX American Resources (NYSE:REX) last released its earnings results on Thursday, March 22nd. The energy company reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter. The business had revenue of $109.54 million for the quarter. REX American Resources had a return on equity of 6.18% and a net margin of 8.77%.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    LyondellBasell Industries (NYSE: LYB) and REX American Resources (NYSE:REX) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about REX American Resources (NYSE:REX) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. REX American Resources earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the energy company an impact score of 47.4779524917954 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Green Plains Partners (NASDAQ: GPP) and REX American Resources (NYSE:REX) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2019: EQT Midstream Partners, LP(EQM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    SG Americas Securities LLC lowered its stake in shares of EQT Midstream Partners (NYSE:EQM) by 26.1% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 19,964 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 7,067 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in EQT Midstream Partners were worth $1,178,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    These are the top 5 holdings of WALNUT PRIVATE EQUITY PARTNERS, LLCEnergy Transfer Equity LP (ETE) – 1,439,714 shares, 19.11% of the total portfolio. Blackstone Group LP (BX) – 600,000 shares, 14.85% of the total portfolio. Magellan Midstream Partners LP (MMP) – 219,405 shares, 11.66% of the total portfolio. KKR & Co Inc (KKR) – 438,235 shares, 8.38% of the total portfolio. ONEOK Inc (OKE) – 153,745 shares, 8.26% of the total portfolio. Added: EQ

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Earlier this year, natural gas giant EQT Corp.announced a series of moves to streamline its midstream business, including selling the rest of its midstream assets to its MLP,EQT Midstream Partners (NYSE:EQM), and merging its other MLP, Rice Midstream Partners, into EQT Midstream. The scale and complexity of these transactionshave weighed on EQT Midstream, which has shed nearly 25% of its value since the start of the year. However, once the dust settles on these transactions, EQT Midstream could have significant upside since the company believes it can grow its 7.7%-yielding payout at a 15% to 20% annual rate through 2020.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2019: Xerium Technologies Inc.(XRM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about Xerium Technologies (NYSE:XRM) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Xerium Technologies earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.7306467260184 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2019: China Eastern Airlines Corporation Ltd.(CEA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares rose 15.2 percent to $31.90 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) rose 12.4 percent to $41.30 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGLE) rose 10.8 percent to $8.75 in pre-market trading.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 8.8 percent to $11.05 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) rose 7.3 percent to $3.70 in pre-market trading.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares rose 6.9 percent to $7.00 in pre-market trading after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALL) rose 6.5 percent to $10.68 in pre-market trading.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) rose 5.2 percent to $20.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.53 percent on Monday.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose 5 percent to $91.16 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) rose 5 percent to $167.98 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that Takeda is nearing a preliminary agreement to acquire Shire after sweetened bid.
    Outfront Media Inc. (NYSE: OUT) shares rose 5 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) rose 4.3 percent to $4.18 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.80 percent on Monday.
    SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) rose 3.7 percent to $109.80 in pre-market trading after the company posted strong quarterly results and raised its outlook for the year.
    Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ: GOGL) shares rose 3.7 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.45 percent on Monday.
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: D
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    China Southern Airlines (NYSE: ZNH) and China Eastern Airlines (NYSE:CEA) are both large-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. ADR Class H (NYSE:CEA) was downgraded by investment analysts at Deutsche Bank to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Sunday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    China Eastern Airlines (NYSE: CEA) is one of 24 public companies in the “Air transportation, scheduled” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare China Eastern Airlines to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and valuation.

Zacks: Triple-S Management Co. (GTS) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages

Triple-S Management Co. (NYSE:GTS) has received an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one analysts that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation.

Brokers have set a 1-year consensus price objective of $28.00 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post $0.35 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Triple-S Management an industry rank of 74 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

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A number of analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Triple-S Management from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday. ValuEngine upgraded Triple-S Management from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of GTS. Teacher Retirement System of Texas bought a new position in shares of Triple-S Management during the 4th quarter worth $202,000. Cambria Investment Management L.P. bought a new position in shares of Triple-S Management during the 1st quarter worth $265,000. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Triple-S Management during the 4th quarter worth $300,000. AXA bought a new position in shares of Triple-S Management during the 4th quarter worth $301,000. Finally, Alambic Investment Management L.P. bought a new position in shares of Triple-S Management during the 4th quarter worth $321,000. 86.69% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

GTS stock opened at $35.94 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.03, a quick ratio of 0.64 and a current ratio of 0.64. Triple-S Management has a twelve month low of $33.85 and a twelve month high of $34.74. The firm has a market capitalization of $773.83 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.02, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.75 and a beta of 0.24.

Triple-S Management (NYSE:GTS) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, May 8th. The company reported $0.60 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.24 by $0.36. Triple-S Management had a return on equity of 7.17% and a net margin of 2.13%. The business had revenue of $758.11 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $734.05 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($0.18) earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 4.9% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Triple-S Management will post 1.9 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Triple-S Management declared that its board has initiated a share repurchase program on Thursday, March 1st that permits the company to buyback $25.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often a sign that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

Triple-S Management Company Profile

Triple-S Management Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides a portfolio of managed care and related products in the commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid markets in Puerto Rico, the United States. The company operates through three segments: Managed Care, Life Insurance, and Property and Casualty Insurance.

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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019

A month ago, Teslas closing stock price peaked at $383.45, and last week the stock closed below $330.

Tesla Inc. Powerpacks and inverters stand at the Southern California Edison Co. Mira Loma energy storage system facility in Ontario, California, U.S., on Thursday, June 1, 2017. The Mira Loma substation houses nearly 400 Tesla Powerpack units, in an effort to operate to state regulations on producing clean energy electricity. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Apparently, investors are beginning to catch on to the fact that Tesla CEO Elon Musk has a severe case of a behavioral condition known as the planning fallacy. People who suffer from the planning fallacy are serial offenders when it comes to projects coming in over budget, late, and with fewer features than promised. The New York Times reported that Telsa’s main problematic issues pertain to a slower timetable than expected for the introduction of the Model 3, along with problems that relate to the manufacture of its battery packs.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: URS Corporation(URS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ian Wyatt, Publisher & Chief Investment Strategist, Wyatt Investment Research]

    Fund manager John Mirshekari, of the Fidelity Low-Priced Stock Fund, recommended shares of URS (URS), an engineering and construction contractor.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Fidelty’s John Mirshekaritook a look at URS(URS) today at the Value Investing Congress.His takeaway: The stock could double in two years.

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    His analysis started with URS’s use of its free cash. During the past, it hasn’t been pretty. They spent 6.3 billion on eight acquisitions, they’ve bought companies at valuations higher than own stock and return-on-equity has dropped from high teens to just 6%.

    The problem hasn’t been its business: Its return on tangible capital is 17%. Instead, the problem is that its management hasn’t maximized value through capital allocation. URS has lowest valuation: 9x 2013 cash earnings in its industry.

    Part of the problem: Management incentives are based on net income. This year, however, relative total shareholder return was added., something Mirshekari calls”a step in the right direction.” In May, URS filed an amended proxy which says it will look to change incentives from net income to return on equity and earnings per share. More importantly, it said acquisitions would end.

    If all goes right, URS could double in two years,Mirshekari says, comparing it to AECOM Technology (ACM).

    Looks a lot like AECOMM, which did something similar and rallied.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Devon Energy Corporation(DVN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The failure of Russia and others to fulfill their obligations are coming at a time when U.S. shale production is starting to ramp back up. Shale producers such as Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) and Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) have already released growth-focused budgets to capture the benefits of an improving oil market. In Pioneer Natural Resources’ case, it expects to spend $2.8 billion this year to operate 18 drilling rigs in the Permian Basin and restart its drilling program in the Eagle Ford. Those rigs should enable the company to drill enough wells to grow its production by 15% to 18% over last year’s average. Meanwhile, Devon Energy expects to spend between $2 billion to $2.3 billion on drilling this year, which should fuel 13% to 17% oil production growth by the fourth quarter versus last year’s final quarter.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Devon Energy Corp. (NYSE: DVN) is rated Hold and the price target was raised to $49. The 2017 EPS estimate was increased from $1.39 to $2.00, and the 2018 estimate increased from $3.06 to $3.83. Shares closed at $43.35 on Friday, in a 52-week range of $21.15 to $50.69. No consensus price target was available.

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    As things stand right now, analysts anticipate that at least some Iranian oil will come off the market as a result of the sanctions. That lost output would further tighten an oil market that suddenly has little margin for error thanks to red-hot demand and tame supply growth. That’s the recipe for higher oil prices and could make top-tier U.S. oil stocks Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), and ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) big winners in the coming years.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Saudi Aramco’s valuation, however, isn’t the only one that would benefit from a pop in the price of crude. Many oil producers in the U.S. restructured their operations to run on $50 oil, so if the Saudi strategy is successful, these oil companies would produce a gusher of cash flow, which could fuel high-octane gains for investors. While that rise would likely lift the entire sector, Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) and Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)could outperform in that scenario.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Triple-S Management Corporation(GTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap Triple-S Management Corp (NYSE: GTS) is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. It is one of the leading players in the managed care industry in Puerto Rico. Triple-S Management has the exclusive right to use the Blue Cross Blue Shield name and mark throughout Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Costa Rica. With more than 50 years of experience in the industry, Triple-S Management offers a broad portfolio of managed care and related products in the Commercial, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid markets under the Blue Cross Blue Shield marks. It also provides non-Blue Cross Blue Shield branded life and property and casualty insurance in Puerto Rico.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: The NeutriSci International (NU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    What do you get when you cross a science that drastically improves the absorption of cannabidiol (the healthy component of cannabis) with pterostilbene (an antioxidant) tablet? It’s not a joke in search of a punch line. It’s going to be the health supplement millions of consumers have been waiting for, brought to them by a joint venture between NeutriSci International Inc (CVE:NU) and Lexaria Bioscience Corp (OTCMKTS:LXRP). The two companies announced this morning they were entering a joint venture that would utilize Lexaria Bioscience’s proprietary infusion platform and tap into NeutriSci International’s existing distribution network to create and market a whole new supplement product line.

    Lexaria has developed and patented a technology that makes valuable molecules taste better and absorb better in the digestive tract. This platform could be applied to a variety of nutritional and health-oriented favorites, but Lexaria is starting with hemp as it’s the most underserved market and arguably the biggest growth opportunity.

    Just to be clear, hemp and marijuana are not the same thing. Hemp doesn’t have any tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC) in it, which is the key driver of its psychoactive — the ‘high’ — response. Hemp, and hemp oil to be exact, does have cannabidiol in it though, and for those who’ve been following the saga of medical marijuana and cannabis, they’ll know cannabidiol can provide a lot of various medical benefits like the reduction of nausea, control of seizures, anti-cancer activity, anti-inflammation effects, and more.

    NeutriSci International is Canadian corporation that specializes in the marketing, development and distribution of proprietary nutraceuticals. It’s got a rather wide array of products in its portfolio, but the one of immediate interest is its pterostilbene, as it fits best with the hemp-absorption technology Lexaria Bioscience brings to the table.

    Pterostilbene (found in blueberries, by the way) is o

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    Indeed, it’s also garnered interest from business partners. In November, Lexaria Bioscience and NeutriSci International Inc (CVE:NU) jointly announced they were entering a joint venture that would utilize Lexaria Bioscience’s proprietary infusion platform and tap into NeutriSci International’s existing distribution network to create and market a whole new supplement product line. In January, the duo announced it had finalized new supplement that is done testing and will soon be available for consumers. The tablet (a ‘melt’, technically) is a combination of pterostilbene and cannabidiol, offering a double-barreled benefit to the health-conscious.

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    Last week — to the day, in fact — Lexaria Bioscience Corp (OTCMKTS:LXRP) announced it was teaming up with neutraceutical company NeutriSci International Inc (CVE:NU) to create a new kind of health supplement that gave consumers the ability to tap into the benefits of hemp. We hailed it as the shape of things to come. What we didn’t know, however, was how quickly those things would take shape. Just this morning the company told LXRP shareholders it was already forging another such symbiotic relationship…. this one with Hempco Food and Fiber Inc (CVE:HEMP).

    Simply put, Lexaria Bioscience is focused on improving the bioavailability of the healthy stuff found in food, supplements, vitamins, and yes, even in cannabis and hemp.

    It’s not widely recognized, but the bulk of the vitamins, anti-oxidants, minerals, amino acids and all the other desirable components of the pills you take and foods you eat don’t actually get absorbed into your body. Sometimes as much as 96% of the ingredient in question isn’t extracted, and instead passes right through. Not only is it a waste of time and money, it’s a bit of a hassle to swallow a big capsule — or several capsules — for little to no benefit.

    Lexaria Bioscience changes this. In short, Lexaria has developed and patented a proprietary technology that makes valuable molecules taste better and absorb better in the digestive tract. This platform could be applied to a variety of nutritional and health-oriented favorites, but Lexaria is starting with hemp as it’s the most underserved market and arguably the biggest growth opportunity. Hemp, and hemp oil to be exact, can provide a lot of various medical benefits like the reduction of nausea, control of seizures, anti-cancer activity, anti-inflammation effects, and more.

    The future for Lexaria Bioscience is partnerships… licensing its science and know-how to companies with existing product lines and distribution networks that can easily inject hemp

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.(AFSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market kept performing well on Monday, and the Dow Jones Industrials posted its 12th straight all-time record high. Market sentiment was sunny following the release of Warren Buffett’s annual shareholder letter over the weekend, and the Oracle of Omaha made positive comments about the sustainability of the current bull market, which was able to overcome early declines in the major market benchmarks. However, some stocks didn’t fare as well as the overall market, and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI), and Horizon Pharma (NASDAQ:HZNP) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, financial shares fell 0.24 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI), down 18 percent, and GSV Capital Corp (NASDAQ: GSVC), down 9 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, financial shares fell 0.32 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), down 7 percent, and AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) down 5 percent.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    AmTrust Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: AFSI) dropped more than 18% Monday, to post a new 52-week low of $22.58 after closing at $27.66 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $28.48. Volume was more than 10 times the daily average of around 670,000 shares. The company missed profit estimates this morning.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    AmTrust Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: AFSI) dropped about 28% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $13.51 after closing Monday at $18.87. The stock’s 52-week high is $28.48. Volume of about 19 million shares was about 9 times the daily average of around 2.1 million. A whistleblower report has resulted in an SEC probe into the company’s accounting practices.