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Best Bank Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Univest Co. of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Thursday.

According to Zacks, “Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania is a bank holding company. It owns all of the capital stock of Union National Bank and Trust Company, Pennview Savings Bank, Univest Realty Corporation, Univest Leasing Corporation, Univest Delaware, Inc., Univest Financial Services Corporation, Univest Insurance Company, and Univest Electronic Services Corporation. “

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Several other research firms have also weighed in on UVSP. BidaskClub raised Univest Co. of Pennsylvania from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 20th. ValuEngine lowered Univest Co. of Pennsylvania from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 7th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $33.33.

Best Bank Stocks To Invest In Right Now: American Assets Trust, Inc.(AAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about American Assets Trust (NYSE:AAT) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Assets Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 49.4333093275276 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of AAT. Eii Capital Management Inc. raised its position in American Assets Trust by 8.6% in the 4th quarter. Eii Capital Management Inc. now owns 4,851 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $195,000 after buying an additional 385 shares during the last quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC raised its position in American Assets Trust by 200.0% in the 4th quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 750 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $30,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the last quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue raised its position in American Assets Trust by 2.5% in the 4th quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 25,181 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,009,000 after buying an additional 624 shares during the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. raised its position in American Assets Trust by 16.4% in the 2nd quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 12,800 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $490,000 after buying an additional 1,800 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB raised its position in American Assets Trust by 23.7% in the 4th quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB now owns 12,002 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $482,000 after buying an additional 2,300 shares during the last quarter. 95.34% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    American Assets Trust, Inc (NYSE:AAT) CEO Ernest S. Rady acquired 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, June 4th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $36.48 per share, for a total transaction of $364,800.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Best Bank Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Energizer Holdings, Inc.(ENR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) was the target of unusually large options trading on Tuesday. Investors bought 1,550 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,225% compared to the typical daily volume of 117 call options.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares jumped 113.5 percent to $0.6737 after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares rose 35.34 percent to close at $3.32.
    Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW) shares gained 30.36 percent to $3.65.
    Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: XTNT) shares jumped 25.6 percent to $7.4701 after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for InTice™-C Porous Titanium Cervical Interbody System.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares surged 20 percent to $2.495.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) surged 17.04 percent to $2.61.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 15 percent to $8.32 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the development of next generation interactive educational activities.
    Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) gained 15 percent to $3.39.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 13.7 percent to $49.64. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    FRONTEO, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTEO) shares rose 11.8 percent to $20.956.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares jumped 11.1 percent to $3.38.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) rose 10.6 percent to $7.41.
    NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) shares gained 9 percent to $2.32.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) rose 7.6 percent to $24.19. Northcoast Research upgraded Kelly Services from Neutral to Buy.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares climbed 5.6 percent to $33.70. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX) gained 5.5 percent to $32.56. KeyBanc upgraded Alteryx from Sector Weight to Overweight.
    Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. grew its position in Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) by 18.4% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 5,742 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 894 shares during the quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Energizer were worth $362,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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Best Bank Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Horizon Bancorp (IN)(HBNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Horizon Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:HBNC)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $32.91 and last traded at $32.80, with a volume of 3008 shares. The stock had previously closed at $32.48.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019

Swiss National Bank lifted its stake in Wright Medical Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WMGI) by 3.8% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 173,394 shares of the medical device company’s stock after acquiring an additional 6,300 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank’s holdings in Wright Medical Group were worth $3,440,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Landscape Capital Management L.L.C. bought a new position in shares of Wright Medical Group in the fourth quarter worth $376,000. Invictus RG bought a new position in shares of Wright Medical Group in the fourth quarter worth $411,000. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado bought a new position in shares of Wright Medical Group in the fourth quarter worth $441,000. Iguana Healthcare Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Wright Medical Group in the fourth quarter worth $444,000. Finally, US Bancorp DE boosted its holdings in shares of Wright Medical Group by 305.8% in the fourth quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 22,136 shares of the medical device company’s stock worth $491,000 after acquiring an additional 16,681 shares during the period.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Horizon Bancorp (IN)(HBNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Horizon Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:HBNC)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $32.91 and last traded at $32.80, with a volume of 3008 shares. The stock had previously closed at $32.48.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated(SYKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) is projected to post quarterly loss at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.97 billion.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.59 per share on revenue of $909.36 million.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $294.79 million.
    General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $980.61 million.
    Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $598.45 million.
    Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1 per share on revenue of $746.42 million.
    Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $319.71 million.
    National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NGHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $1.08 billion.
    The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVG) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.75 per share on revenue of $320.92 million.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $172.22 million.
    AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.
    Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $2.02 billion.
    Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $869.64 million.
    Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $39

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Barrington Research reiterated their hold rating on shares of Sykes Enterprises (NASDAQ:SYKE) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday morning.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE) by 0.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,209,615 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after buying an additional 5,839 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned approximately 2.83% of Sykes Enterprises worth $34,813,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Sykes Enterprises (NASDAQ:SYKE) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the seven research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $31.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Raymond James & Associates boosted its position in shares of Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE) by 29.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 67,982 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 15,471 shares during the period. Raymond James & Associates owned about 0.16% of Sykes Enterprises worth $1,957,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Guggenheim S&P MidCap 400 Pure Gr ETF (RFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Invesco S&P MidCap 400 Pure Growth ETF (NYSEARCA:RFG) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, September 24th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, September 25th will be given a dividend of 0.5521 per share on Friday, September 28th. This represents a $2.21 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.33%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, September 24th. This is a boost from Invesco S&P MidCap 400 Pure Growth ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.26.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Civitas Solutions, Inc.(CIVI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Civitas Solutions Inc (NYSE:CIVI) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $20.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Civitas Solutions Inc (NYSE:CIVI) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eight brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $19.80.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion.
    Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.65 billion.
    Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $556.81 million.
    Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $383.37 million.
    Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $880.89 million.
    Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $396.25 million.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $73.23 million.
    Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $980.50 million.
    Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $220.14 million.
    Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $210.01 million.
    TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $198.62 million.
    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE: RBA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $153.87 million.
    Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $247.16 million.
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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Balter Liquid Alternatives LLC acquired a new position in shares of Civitas Solutions (NYSE:CIVI) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 11,572 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $178,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Broadcom Corporation(BRCM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCM) traded down about 1.4% Friday and posted a new 52-week low of $222.00 after closing Thursday at $225.25. The stock’s 52-week high is $285.68. Volume totaled around 3.9 million, just under the daily average of about 4.1 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Headlines about Broadcom (NASDAQ:BRCM) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Broadcom earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the semiconductor manufacturer an impact score of 43.7335359332371 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Best China Stocks To Watch For 2019

Japanese stocks slid as the yen rose after a strong earthquake struck Osaka and woes lingered over a trade spat between the U.S. and China.

Electronics makers and machinery companies weighed most heavily on the benchmark Topix gauge. Several companies including Kubota Corp. reported a temporary operations halt at their Osaka facilities after the temblor with a 6.1 magnitude hit the city at 7:58 a.m. local time. JXTG Holdings, which said it stopped its Osaka refinery, fell more than 4 percent. Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co. rose more than 3 percent.

Stocks like JXTG are “being sold at the moment as the level of damage is unclear,” said Yutaka Takahashi, a Tokyo-based market analyst at Kyokuto Securities Inc. For the gainers, “we don’t know the extent of the damages caused from the Osaka quake but the need to strengthen resilience to earthquakes may be on the rise,” he noted.

Oil explorers also fell following a dip in global crude prices. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday new tariffs on Chinese imports would take effect from July 6. In response, China said it would charge tariffs of the “same scale and intensity” on goods from the U.S.

Best China Stocks To Watch For 2019: Horizon Bancorp (IN)(HBNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Horizon Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:HBNC)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $32.91 and last traded at $32.80, with a volume of 3008 shares. The stock had previously closed at $32.48.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Best China Stocks To Watch For 2019: Superior Industries International Inc.(SUP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    Brokerages Anticipate Superior Industries International, Inc. (SUP) to Post $0.18 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Superior and Mimico create NZ partnership (khl.com) Superior Industries Rides On Volumes & UNIWHEELS Buyout (zacks.com) Superior Industries International (SUP) Upgraded to Buy by Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com) B. Riley Research Analysts Raise Earnings Estimates for Superior Industries International, Inc. (SUP) (americanbankingnews.com)

    Superior Industries International stock opened at $17.25 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.43, a quick ratio of 1.27 and a current ratio of 2.15. Superior Industries International has a 12 month low of $16.90 and a 12 month high of $17.30. The firm has a market cap of $425.10 million, a PE ratio of 15.68 and a beta of 1.16.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Superior Coin (CURRENCY:SUP) traded up 28.5% against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 0:00 AM E.T. on June 14th. During the last seven days, Superior Coin has traded up 26.1% against the US dollar. Superior Coin has a market cap of $0.00 and $1,434.00 worth of Superior Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Superior Coin coin can now be purchased for $0.0010 or 0.00000015 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including BTC-Alpha and SouthXchange.

  • [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)

Best China Stocks To Watch For 2019: The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.(BONT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Not long ago, liquidation seemed inevitable for bankrupt department store operator Bon-Ton Stores Inc. (NASDAQ:BONT). The company’s desperate attempt to restructure outside the bankruptcy process failed earlier this year when it couldn’t find an investor willing to finance a comeback effort.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    However, the outlook for J.C. Penney stock could be improving as competition in the department store sector starts to wane. Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD) recently revealed another round of store closures. Furthermore, Bon-Ton (NASDAQ:BONT) announced this week that it will liquidate after its attempt to emerge from bankruptcy as a going concern failed.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Last week, bankrupt department store operator Bon-Ton Stores (NASDAQ:BONT) made one last desperate bid to survive. A group led by mall owners Namdar Realty Group and Washington Prime Group (NYSE:WPG) signed a letter of intent to buy the company out of bankruptcy and continue operating at least some of its stores.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    In 2018, TJX will benefit from a lower tax rate and easier year-over-year comparisons. It is also likely to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of Bon-Ton Stores’ (NASDAQ:BONT) pending liquidation. This could send TJX stock to new heights later this year.

Best Small Cap Stocks To Watch Right Now

Small cap apparel retailerGuess?, Inc (NYSE: GES) reportedearnings for Q3 Fiscal 2018 (ended October28, 2017) after the market closed on Wednesday with results mixed on anearnings beat, but weaker than anticipated revenue due to asharper decline than expected in North American year-over-year sales.Total net revenue increased 3.3% or 0.6% in constant currencyto $554.1 million, compared to $536.3 million in the prior-year quarter as:

Americas Retail revenues decreased 13.4% in U.S. dollars and 14.3% in constant currency. Retail comp sales including e-commerce decreased 10% in U.S. dollars and 11% in constant currency. Europe revenues increased 18.8% in U.S. dollars and 11.9% in constant currency. Retail comp sales including e-commerce increased 10% in U.S. dollars and 4% in constant currency. Asia revenues increased 16.8% in U.S. dollars and 18.5% in constant currency. Retail comp sales including e-commerce increased 3% in U.S. dollar and 5% in constant currency. Americas Wholesale revenues decreased 2.5% in U.S. dollars and 4.5% in constant currency. Licensing revenues increased 9.1% in U.S. dollars and constant currency.

GAAP net losswas $2.9 million versus GAAP net earnings of $9.1 million. The CEO commented:

Best Small Cap Stocks To Watch Right Now: Liquidity Services Inc.(LQDT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Liquidity Services (NASDAQ:LQDT) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Liquidity Services earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.5172522637305 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Best Small Cap Stocks To Watch Right Now: Horizon Bancorp (IN)(HBNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Horizon Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:HBNC)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $32.91 and last traded at $32.80, with a volume of 3008 shares. The stock had previously closed at $32.48.

Best Small Cap Stocks To Watch Right Now: Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P.(CLMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.36 per share on revenue of $757.65 million.

    Pointer Telocation Ltd. (NASDAQ: PNTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $20.22 million.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:CLMT) and Delek US Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DL) have both witnessed large stock advances over the past year. However, the performances of these chemical and refining companies have started to diverge somewhat over the past few months. There’s a good reason for this, but does that make Delek, the better performer this year, the better stock for investors?

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    After years of languishing in penny stock territory, shares of Calumet Specialty Products Partners (NASDAQ:CLMT) have had a nice run over the past year as its income statement is starting to show the results of management’s turnaround program. This past quarter, the company’s headline numbers didn’t quite show the progress we have seen in prior ones, but there are still reasons to believe that things are picking up at this specialty chemical producer and oil refiner.

  • [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 Stephan Byrd]

    Calumet Specialty Products Partners (NASDAQ:CLMT) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Saturday.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares jumped 26.5 percent to $6.9042. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares climbed 17.4 percent to $3.11. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Flanigan's Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BDL) shares jumped 17 percent to $27.97 following Q2 results. Flanigan's Enterprises posted Q2 earnings of $0.75 per share on sales of $29.456 million.
    Borqs Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRQS) rose 15.8 percent to $8.05 after reporting Q1 results.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) jumped 15.3 percent to $82.75. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 15.1 percent to $6.33.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) rose 13.8 percent to $6.27.
    Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) gained 12.8 percent to $5.98. H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage on Enphase Energy with a Buy rating.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares surged 12.1 percent to $21.68 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    NF Energy Saving Corporation (NASDAQ: NFEC) climbed 11.6 percent to $2.399.
    Allied Healthcare Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: AHPI) surged 11.4 percent to $3.0643.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) gained 11.1 percent to $24.40 after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) rose 10.9 percent to $3.16.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) gained 10.1 percent to $11.71 after reporting Q1 results.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) climbed 7.9 percent to $2.61 following Q2 results.
    The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: STKS) gained 7.6 percent to $2.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX) rose 7.3 percent to $0.8798 after the company was granted a patent approval. The clinical-st