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Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019

Q: What does it mean to me as an investor if a stock is “cyclical”?

Cyclical stocks are issued by companies whose businesses and stock prices tend to follow the business cycle. They generally perform very well during economic expansions but typically underperform during recessions as sales drop.

Automakers are a good example of the type of companies that tend to be cyclical. When a recession hits, consumers can decide to wait longer to buy new vehicles, so sales fall. Airlines, hotels, restaurants, and most discretionary retailers like apparel companies also tend to be cyclical. After all, when the economy is strong, more people can afford to fly, stay in hotels, eat at restaurants, and splurge on new clothes more often.

The opposite of a cyclical stock is known as a defensive stock. These are stocks of companies that tend to perform similarly in terms of sales and profitability no matter what the economy is doing. Walmart is a good example of a defensive stock. During strong economies, Walmart’s customers spend more money. During poor economies, consumers who would ordinarily shop at higher-end retailers cut back and shop at Walmart instead.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Rent-A-Center Inc.(RCII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) surged on Tuesday after Vintage Capital Management increased its offer to acquire the company. Rent-A-Center disclosed on Monday that it had received an offer from one of the companies involved in its strategic review process soon after that process was ended. Rent-A-Center stock was up about 15% at 12:35 p.m. EDT.

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    Stocks to Watch Today: KHC, HD, JWN, M, AAPL
    Kraft Heinz Co. (NYSE: KHC) is still licking its wounds after an abysmal earnings report on Thursday and a weak 2019 outlook. The consumer goods giant is looking to reshape its business as consumer tastes continue to evolve. According to reports, the firm – backed heavily by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A) – is considering a deal to sell its Maxwell House brand. Warren Buffett is also affecting shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). Although AAPL stock added 0.4% in pre-market hours, Buffett said he would not purchase more shares of the company stock at these levels. However, should AAPL stock pull back in the near future, the “Oracle of Omaha” would consider purchasing more. Earnings season may be winding down, but concerns about the U.S. brick-and-mortar retail industry are always high. This week, Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD), Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN), and Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) will report earnings from the holiday quarter. Look for earnings reports from American States Water Co. (NYSE: AWR), Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE: CLDT), EPR Properties (NYSE: EPR), Etsy Inc. (NASDAQ: ETSY), Life Storage Inc. (NYSE: LSI), Mosaic Co. (NYSE: MOS), Oneok Inc. (NYSE: OKE), Potbelly Corp. (NASDAQ: PBPB), Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (NYSE: APTS), Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ: RCII), Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK), and Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC).

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Rent-A-Center Inc (NASDAQ:RCII) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight ratings firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and six have given a hold recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $8.75.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Genomic Health, Inc.(GHDX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Genomic Health, Inc. (NASDAQ:GHDX) COO Frederic Pla sold 1,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.43, for a total value of $98,145.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Genomic Health (NASDAQ:GHDX) rose nearly 15% last month, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. There wasn’t any news that pushed shares higher, but the genetic testing leader has finally turned a corner in 2018 and is now delivering profitable growth for shareholders. That sets it apart from most other genomics stocks, which has caught the eye of investors interested in the high-growth space.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Despite all the progress, Invitae is still the least mature business among its publicly traded peers, including Genomic Health (NASDAQ:GHDX) and Myriad Genetics (NASDAQ:MYGN). Here’s how it compares to its closest competitors:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Shares of Genomic Health (NASDAQ:GHDX) are up 18.6% at 1:23 p.m. EDT after data from the Trial Assigning Individualized Options for Treatment (TAILORx) trial was presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting and published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Genomic Health (NASDAQ:GHDX) – Stock analysts at William Blair issued their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for Genomic Health in a research note issued to investors on Monday, June 4th. William Blair analyst A. Murphy forecasts that the medical research company will post earnings of $0.12 per share for the quarter. William Blair also issued estimates for Genomic Health’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.16 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.20 EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at $0.21 EPS.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: USANA Health Sciences Inc.(USNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) is also benefitting from strong growth in Asia, with 71% of sales from the region, including 51% in China. The company’s health and wellness products are sold through an independent network, which keeps operating expenses low. Revenue has grown at an 11% annualized pace over the last decade and the company carries no balance sheet debt.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    USANA Health Sciences (NYSE:USNA) ranked at the top of the list with an astounding total return of more than 32,000%. The company develops nutritional and personal-care products. USANA uses a multi-level marketing approach to sell its products across the world. Last year, less than 12% of its total revenue was made in the U.S. 

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [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
  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    USANA Health Sciences Inc  (NYSE:USNA)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 06, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Engineers Gate Manager LP purchased a new stake in shares of USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE:USNA) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm purchased 11,644 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,343,000.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Chesapeake Utilities Corporation(CPK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Chesapeake Utilities Co. (NYSE:CPK) insider Stephen C. Thompson sold 1,772 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $77.21, for a total transaction of $136,816.12. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 73,605 shares in the company, valued at $5,683,042.05. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Teekay Corporation(TK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Teekay (NYSE: TK) and Euroseas (NASDAQ:ESEA) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Although Textainer Group Holdings Limited (NYSE:TGH) and Teekay Corporation (NYSE:TK) are both focused on the shipping industry, they go about it in vastly different ways. Both companies were hit hard by industry downturns, but Textainer started to see a notable improvement in its container business in 2017. Teekay’s collection of ship-owning businesses in the energy sector, on the other hand, continued to struggle overall — but signs seem to point to an upturn this year. Which one is the better buy today?

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of Teekay Corporation (NYSE: TK) are down 9.2% as of 11:40 a.m EDT after the maritime oil operations holding company — parent of Teekay LNG Partners, Teekay Tankers, and Teekay Offshore — reported a big loss for its fiscal first quarter 2018. At one point today, Teekay stock had fallen as much as 15.7%.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Crude oil prices continue to remain in focus after Brent crude hit $80.00 per barrel. The benchmark crude touched $80.00, as markets are concerned about the impact renewed Iranian sanctions will have on global supply. French oil giant Total announced Wednesday that it was abandoning a gas project in Iran after failing to obtain a waiver from the Trump administration to do business in Iran. The sanctions are expected to decline global output at a time that OPEC is already working diligently to push oil prices higher by containing excessive global production.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: JCP, BABA, F, KR
    Shares of JCPenney (NYSE: JCP) are ticking higher after its earnings report before the bell. Yesterday, retail companies were stunned by the 11% jump for its rival Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) stock thanks to a strong first-quarter report. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) is generating a lot of buzz as investors monitor trade relations between the United States and China. BABA stock had slumped by 18% thanks to trade restrictions on Chinese companies. Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) announced it will restart production of its popular F-150 pickup truck at its Dearborn, Mich., facility. The company recently suspended operations after a fire damaged supplies needed for manufacturing. The F-150 is the most popular consumer vehicle in the United States. In an effort to beat back the growth of Wal-Mart and Amazon, grocery giant Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced a deal to purchase a 5% stake in British online supermarket Ocado. The deal will allow Kroger to utilize the UK firm’s warehouse automation technology in the United States and improve its supply chain costs. Look for additional earnings reports from Applied Materials Inc. (Nasdaq: AMAT), Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN), The Children’s Place Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCE), Teekay Corp. (NYSE: TK), and Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM).

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $120.51 billion.
    J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.2 per share on revenue of $2.63 billion.
    Dillard's, Inc. (NYSE: DDS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $1.46 billion.
    The Children's Place, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.21 per share on revenue of $444.14 million.
    Manchester United plc (NYSE: MANU) is expected to report quarterly loss at $1.35 per share on revenue of $193.67 million.
    Teekay Corporation (NYSE: TK) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $296.76 million.
    KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $306.72 million.
    Vascular Biogenics Ltd. (NASDAQ: VBLT) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.21 per share.
    Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE: TOO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $272.04 million.
    Albireo Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALBO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.77 per share on revenue of $31.32 million.

     

Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: John Bean Technologies Corporation(JBT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    John Bean Technologies Corp (NYSE:JBT) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the ten ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $92.33.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    John Bean Technologies (NYSE:JBT) was downgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a neutral rating to an underweight rating. JPMorgan Chase & Co. currently has $88.00 price target on the stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    John Bean Technologies Corp  (NYSE:JBT)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Hot Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now

McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC) and Medifast (NYSE:MED) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for McCormick & Company, Incorporated and Medifast, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
McCormick & Company, Incorporated 1 5 3 0 2.22
Medifast 0 1 1 0 2.50

McCormick & Company, Incorporated currently has a consensus price target of $111.38, indicating a potential upside of 7.88%. Medifast has a consensus price target of $81.50, indicating a potential downside of 17.59%. Given McCormick & Company, Incorporated’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe McCormick & Company, Incorporated is more favorable than Medifast.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Credicorp Ltd.(BAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its holdings in Credicorp Ltd. (NYSE:BAP) by 0.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 94,025 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 707 shares during the quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned 0.12% of Credicorp worth $21,167,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    CI Investments Inc. reduced its holdings in shares of Credicorp Ltd. (NYSE:BAP) by 85.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 23,420 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 136,150 shares during the quarter. CI Investments Inc.’s holdings in Credicorp were worth $5,317,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Virtu Financial, Inc.(VIRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) fell 26 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance.
    Caesarstone Ltd. (NASDAQ: CSTE) shares fell 12.5 percent to $16.15 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 results and lowered its FY18 sales forecast.
    MINDBODY, Inc. (NASDAQ: MB) fell 11.7 percent to $38.65 in pre-market trading following mixed Q1 results.
    Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE: VSLR) fell 10 percent to $3.60 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 miss.
    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) shares fell 10 percent to $31.63 in pre-market trading after reporting a Q1 earnings miss at 28 cents per share, 5 cents below estimates.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) fell 7.7 percent to $49.00 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.
    MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL) fell 6.1 percent to $22.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) fell 5.3 percent to $31.1604 in pre-market trading after announcing a 15 million share common stock secondary offering.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) shares fell 4.7 percent to $56 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat Q1 earnings

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA purchased a new stake in shares of Virtu Financial Inc (NASDAQ:VIRT) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 204,336 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $5,425,000. Federated Investors Inc. PA owned about 0.11% of Virtu Financial at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
    Genesis Energy, L.P
  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Virtu Financial Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) was started as Buy and assigned a $37 price target (versus a $29.10 close) at Jefferies. It has a consensus analyst target of almost $36 and a 52-week trading range of $13.10 to $37.85.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Virtu Financial (NASDAQ: VIRT) is one of 31 publicly-traded companies in the “Security brokers & dealers” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Virtu Financial to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: SemiLEDS Corporation(LEDS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares jumped 104.82 percent to close at $14.87 on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) rose 31.25 percent to close at $1.06. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares climbed 27.16 percent to close at $4.26 on Tuesday.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) gained 27.09 percent to close at $3.80. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) surged 17.13 percent to close at $37.95 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $18.21 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares jumped 15.73 percent to close at $7.58 on Tuesday after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares gained 14.62 percent to close at $31.75 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) jumped 12.86 percent to close at $7.37. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) rose 12.8 percent to close at $7.05 following strong quarterly results.
    Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDMO) rose 12.72 percent to close at $3.81.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) gained 12.61 percent to close at $5.00.
    Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBLN) rose 12.39 percent to close at $3.72.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares climbed 11.88 percent to close at $7
  • [By Logan Wallace]

    QuickLogic (NASDAQ: QUIK) and SemiLEDs (NASDAQ:LEDS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares rose 35.8 percent to $4.55.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) gained 28.8 percent to $1.04. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares surged 19.1 percent to $33.00 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) gained 14.9 percent to $37.22 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares climbed 14 percent to $17.90 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) climbed 14 percent to $7.12 following strong quarterly results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 13.6 percent to $8.25.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 11.8 percent to $3.34. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) gained 11.6 percent to $40.99 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 11.2 percent to $4.9363.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 10.5 percent to $11.23 after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) rose 10.2 percent to $30.86. Sidoti & Co. upgraded Systemax from Neutral to Buy.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) surged 9.2 percent to $7.13. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Mercantile Bank Corporation(MBWM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Mercantile Bank Co. (NASDAQ:MBWM) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $36.33.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Mercantile Bank (NASDAQ:MBWM) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallJul. 17, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Hot Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: John Bean Technologies Corporation(JBT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    John Bean Technologies Corp  (NYSE:JBT)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    John Bean Technologies (NYSE:JBT) was downgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a neutral rating to an underweight rating. JPMorgan Chase & Co. currently has $88.00 price target on the stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Hot Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao(CBD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (NYSE: CBD) and Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc Class B (OTCMKTS:ANCUF) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (NYSE:CBD) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company.

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

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (NYSE:CBD) hit a new 52-week low on Friday . The company traded as low as $17.91 and last traded at $18.36, with a volume of 9820 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $18.40.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

What happened

Shares of Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) gained 11.9% over the course of January, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Why were investors piling into this top biotech stock last month?

Gilead’s shares perked up in response to the company’s rather upbeat presentation at this year’s J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, where interim CEO Gregg Alton suggested that the biotech might be able to return to growth in 2019.  

Image source: Getty Images.

So what

Before last month’s double-digit gains, Gilead’s stock had been stuck in a long-term downtrend, thanks to the company’s plummeting hepatitis C sales. However, the biotech seemed to be nearing an inflection point toward the tail end of 2018 because of a bevy of factors — including exceptionally strong sales for new HIV medicine Biktarvy, improving sales for anti-cancer cell therapy Yescarta, and a stabilizing hepatitis C drug market. And this overtly positive J.P. Morgan conference presentation appeared to indicate that Gilead’s comeback story was indeed taking shape. 

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: NetSol Technologies Inc.(NTWK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NetSol Technologies (NASDAQ:NTWK) CEO Najeeb Ghauri purchased 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 25th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $6.20 per share, with a total value of $15,500.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sapiens International (NASDAQ: SPNS) and NetSol Technologies (NASDAQ:NTWK) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NetSol Technologies (NASDAQ:NTWK) CEO Najeeb Ghauri acquired 2,500 shares of NetSol Technologies stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 30th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $6.50 per share, with a total value of $16,250.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: CEVA, Inc.(CEVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rhumbline Advisers lifted its position in shares of CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA) by 4.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 53,568 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,184 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned approximately 0.24% of CEVA worth $1,618,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SuperCom (NASDAQ:SPCB) and CEVA (NASDAQ:CEVA) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    CEVA (NASDAQ:CEVA)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by research analysts at Canaccord Genuity in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. They currently have a $36.00 target price on the semiconductor company’s stock. Canaccord Genuity’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 26.09% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    CEVA (NASDAQ:CEVA) had its price objective decreased by Roth Capital to $44.00 in a research note released on Wednesday morning. Roth Capital currently has a buy rating on the semiconductor company’s stock.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Apple Inc.(AAPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The race to $1 trillion is over, with Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) having recently become the first U.S. company to achieve a 13-figure market capitalization. The Cupertino-based tech giant has come a long way since the late Steve Jobs helped found the company back in the 1970s, and despite its immense size, Apple continues to grow at a substantial rate that many see creating lasting opportunities for investors down the road.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment, Gardner lists five of his favorite companies (and not just his — these are massively popular stocks) and asks Godin for his views on the biggest marketing challenges they may face. Listen in for his thoughts on Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA).

  • [By ]

    Bezos wrote in his letter that Amazon Music has accrued “tens of millions of paid customers” and added service in 30 new countries in 2017. He also noted that Amazon Music Unlimited membership has more than doubled in the last six months, but experts say the service still lags significantly behind Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) Apple Music and Spotify Technology SA (SPOT) . Apple said in March that Apple Music had 38 million subscribers, while Spotify said it had 70 million subscribers as of the end of last year. 

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Taken one by one, earnings have for the most part been strong. This is certainly true among the major tech stocks, some of which are not in the Dow. Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) is, however. Its strong earnings have driven its share price up 7.3% to $92, despite the recent sell-off. Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), another Dow component, posted much better-than-expected earnings. Its shares are up just over 18% this year to $349. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), another Dow component, disappointed Wall Street. Its shares are off a little more than 5% to 161. That drop was entirely due to the major sell-off in the market.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) reported fiscal first-quarter financial results after markets closed Thursday. Although Apple beat its estimates for this quarter, it wasn’t enough for investors who promptly sent the shares lower in the after-hours session. It just goes to show that in order to keep pushing higher, some companies have to keep knocking it out of the park.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    The company’s position at the top of the streaming music heap may be in jeopardy, however, as significant competition is coming along and gaining traction. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) recently revealed that its music service has surpassed 40 million paying customers, gaining 4 million new subscribers in the past two months alone. 

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Sify Technologies Limited(SIFY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Reports]

    Like Sify Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: SIFY)… a 143% winner… Fanhua Inc. (Nasdaq: FANH)… a 245.56% winner… and Boot Barn Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BOOT)… netting an astounding gain of 260%.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares rose 2.1 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 11 percent, and Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: SIFY) up 4 percent.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: John Bean Technologies Corporation(JBT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    John Bean Technologies (NYSE:JBT) was downgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a neutral rating to an underweight rating. JPMorgan Chase & Co. currently has $88.00 price target on the stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Hot Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Loral Space and Communications Inc.(LORL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    GABELLI & Co INVESTMENT ADVISERS INC. lifted its position in Loral Space & Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ:LORL) by 10.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 146,468 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 13,800 shares during the quarter. GABELLI & Co INVESTMENT ADVISERS INC. owned about 0.47% of Loral Space & Communications Ltd. worth $5,507,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Loral Space & Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ: LORL) and Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Loral Space & Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ:LORL) was upgraded by BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019

Shares of casino operators with ties to Macau were sent lower after news surfaced recently that hotels on the tiny Chinese island of Hainan might begin offering low-stakes baccarat.

Where blackjack and poker are the preferred card games in Western casinos, baccarat is the favorite among China’s VIP gamblers. And because Macau is the only place in China where gaming is legal, some believe that allowing it anywhere else will siphon off high rollers, which will hurt casino companies like Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS), Melco Resorts & Entertainment (NASDAQ:MLCO), and Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN), which all derive the bulk of their revenue from Macau.

But the fears look to be overblown because any low-stakes games on Hainan wouldn’t be attractive to the VIPs the casinos count on, and the volume of gaming would likely be a tiny fraction of the $32 billion Macau generated last year.

Sanya City in Dadonghai Bay on Hainan, often called “China’s Hawaii.” Image source: Getty Images.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: J.M. Smucker Company (SJM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Jam maker J.M. Smucker (NYSE:SJM) saw its shares fall after the company reported a big earnings miss yesterday. Today, analysts are adding to Smucker investors’ pain with a series of price target cuts. In a one-two-three punch, analysts at Deutsche Bank, Citigroup, and Stephens all cut their targets on Smucker stock, as reported this morning on StreetInsider.com (subscription required).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    State of Tennessee Treasury Department cut its stake in J M Smucker Co (NYSE:SJM) by 4.5% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 55,063 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,609 shares during the quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department’s holdings in J M Smucker were worth $6,828,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    J M Smucker (NYSE:SJM)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by investment analysts at Barclays in a research note issued on Monday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Trust Co. of Vermont raised its stake in shares of J M Smucker Co (NYSE:SJM) by 8.5% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 7,422 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 582 shares during the quarter. Trust Co. of Vermont’s holdings in J M Smucker were worth $920,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BRYN MAWR TRUST Co lowered its position in shares of J M Smucker Co (NYSE:SJM) by 9.2% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 6,141 shares of the company’s stock after selling 625 shares during the quarter. BRYN MAWR TRUST Co’s holdings in J M Smucker were worth $660,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Voya Investment Management LLC grew its stake in J M Smucker Co (NYSE:SJM) by 34.9% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 104,369 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 27,011 shares during the quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC’s holdings in J M Smucker were worth $11,218,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Ultra Petroleum Corp.(UPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Investors unloaded Ultra Petroleum Corp’s (NASDAQ:UPL) stock on Thursday, driving it down by more than 35% at 11:45 a.m. EDT. While the company’s weaker-than-expected second-quarter results played a roll in the sell-off, the main driver was management’s inability to figure out how to exploit its vast resources in Wyoming’s Pinedale field.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Jason Hall, and Matthew DiLallo]

    There are loads of management teams out there that aren’t great for shareholders, but Matt, Jason, and I (Tyler here) have a few in particular that get under our skin for their poor performance. Here’s why we think those running Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK), Ultra Petroleum (NASDAQ:UPL), and Buckeye Partners (NYSE:BPL) should be shown the door. 

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Ultra Petroleum Corp (NASDAQ:UPL) were down more than 12% by 10:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday after the natural-gas driller was unable to strike a deal with its lenders on the terms of a potential transaction involving its term loan. That latest issue pushed its year-to-date plunge to nearly 88%.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ultra Petroleum Corp. (NASDAQ:UPL) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 23,999,870 shares, a growth of 11.7% from the April 13th total of 21,482,831 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 3,851,021 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 6.2 days. Approximately 12.5% of the shares of the company are short sold.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: tronc, Inc. (TRNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    The sale of the Los Angeles Times and several smaller newspapers by Tronc Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) to Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong closed after months of worry.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Unemployment hits a 49-year low. Tech giants may have been hacked by China. Elon Musk’s tweeting sends Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) shares lower. Costco (NASDAQ:COST) struggles with “material weakness.” And Tronc (NASDAQ:TRNC) decides to change its name back to Tribune Publishing.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $10.67 per share on revenue of $2.87 billion.
    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $6.00 billion.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $803.36 million.
    Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: SEP) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $751.57 million.
    IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $923.80 million.
    Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $691.75 million.
    Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $7.41 billion.
    ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.84 per share on revenue of $346.28 million.
    TechnipFMC plc (NYSE: FTI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.33 per share on revenue of $3.13 billion.
    Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.91 per share on revenue of $401.76 million.
    The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE: DNB) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $386.91 million.
    Matrix Service Company (NASDAQ: MTRX) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $285.16 million.
    Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MHLD) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $739.31 million.
    tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $428.25 million.
    Copa Holdings,

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Acxiom Corporation(ACXM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ: ACXM) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $239.88 million.

    Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $449.88 million.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Acxiom Co. (NASDAQ:ACXM) CFO Warren Jenson sold 72,783 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, August 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.10, for a total value of $3,136,947.30. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 234,612 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,111,777.20. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Acxiom (NASDAQ:ACXM) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Monday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    DXC Technology (NASDAQ: ACXM) and Acxiom (NASDAQ:ACXM) are both computer and technology 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.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc.(HPP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Standard Life Aberdeen plc cut its holdings in Hudson Pacific Properties Inc (NYSE:HPP) by 38.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,442,700 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 899,065 shares during the period. Standard Life Aberdeen plc owned approximately 0.92% of Hudson Pacific Properties worth $51,122,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Hudson Pacific Properties (HPP)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Hudson Pacific Properties (NYSE:HPP) EVP Sanford Dale Shimoda sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.96, for a total transaction of $179,800.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 89,478 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,217,628.88. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Hudson Pacific Properties Inc. (NYSE: HPP) was started as a Buy at Merrill Lynch.

    L Brands Inc. (NYSE: LB) was maintained as Overweight at Morgan Stanley and assigned a price target of $56 (versus a $35.22 close).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Hudson Pacific Properties (NYSE:HPP) EVP Sanford Dale Shimoda sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.72, for a total transaction of $71,440.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 94,478 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,374,754.16. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Forestar Group (NYSE: FOR) and Hudson Pacific Properties (NYSE:HPP) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and profitability.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Apple Inc.(AAPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    According to ISS data, Facebook’s mark of 11.1% was just below the median percentage of ethnic representation on the boards for all S&P 500 software and services companies, which stood at 11.8%. The overall percentage of ethnic minority-held directorships for this sector was 15.3%. Meanwhile, the median percentage of ethnic representation on boards for hardware and equipment companies in the S&P 500, which includes Apple (AAPL) , stood at 15.3%, or just under 1 in 6, and the overall percentage of board seats held by ethnic minorities in that sector was 17.3%.

  • [By ]

    Four months into 2018, just take a step back and process what your portfolio has had to endure.

    Two major gap downs (early February and mid-March) in the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average thanks to trade war talk that seemingly came out of nowhere. A more blunt talking Fed chairman in Jerome Powell than his predecessors Janet Yellen and Ben Bernanke. The market has not responded well to Powell, at all. A rout in the one-time market darlings known as FAANG (Facebook (FB) , Amazon (AMZN) , Apple (AAPL) , Netflix (NFLX) , and Alphabet (GOOGL) ) stocks. Whereas these companies could do no wrong in 2017, they are now viewed by many on Wall Street as overvalued and poised to be regulated by the government. Many “value” stocks have continued to get cheaper even with a market experiencing heightened volatility. General Electric (GE) , historically a beacon of safety due to its solid dividend, has shed 25%. The company’s financial troubles haven’t helped its investment case, either.  The VIX Index, commonly known as Wall Street’s fear guage, has hovered above 20 for much of the year. For most of 2017, the VIX Index was below 10 as investors feared very little.  Gold prices have stayed in a tight trading range despite a more nervous stock market. Who would have thought.  Bitcoin prices have crashed 38%, leading a plunge across the once smoking hot cryptocurrency space. 

    Be honest with yourself: how the market has reacted so far this year has surprised you. And that’s OK if it has, successful investing isn’t easy. But, the ramped up uncertaintly underscores why you need top-notch guidance and education like never before. 

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    The last time that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) released an update to the iPad mini product line was in November 2015 with the introduction of the iPad mini 4. It was certainly a competent product. Engadget’s Chris Velazco praised the device in his review, saying that the iPad mini 4’s “entire package, from the still-snappy A8 chipset to the beautiful and almost-pocketable screen, to the incredibly sleek chassis, makes it worthy of your consideration.”

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: L'Oréal S.A. (LRLCY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Deutsche Bank cut shares of L OREAL Co/ADR (OTCMKTS:LRLCY) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Friday morning, The Fly reports.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    L OREAL Co/ADR (OTCMKTS:LRLCY) was downgraded by Berenberg Bank from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Thursday, The Fly reports.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: John Bean Technologies Corporation(JBT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    John Bean Technologies (NYSE:JBT) was downgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a neutral rating to an underweight rating. JPMorgan Chase & Co. currently has $88.00 price target on the stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Cellcom Israel Ltd.(CEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Hellenic Telecom Organization (NYSE: CEL) and Cellcom Israel (NYSE:CEL) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the health care shares rose 1.79 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Partner Communications Company Ltd. (NASDAQ: PTNR), up 8 percent, and Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) up 7 percent.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Millicom (OTCMKTS: MIICF) and Cellcom Israel (NYSE:CEL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Partner Communications (NASDAQ: PTNR) and Cellcom Israel (NYSE:CEL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability and dividends.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: ImmuCell Corporation(ICCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ImmuCell Co. (NASDAQ:ICCC) Director David Scott Tomsche purchased 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 16th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $6.67 per share, with a total value of $20,010.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ImmuCell (NASDAQ:ICCC) released its quarterly earnings results on Monday. The biotechnology company reported ($0.04) earnings per share for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. ImmuCell had a negative net margin of 1.61% and a negative return on equity of 0.79%.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019

Warren Buffett often jokes that he gets a quarter of his daily caloric intake from Coca-Cola. But an investment firm is suggesting that Kraft Heinz, which Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway owns a nearly 27 percent stake in, may want to buy Coke rival Pepsi.

Fixed income research shop CreditSights said in a report this week that Kraft Heinz (KHC) appears to still be itching to do a deal.

European consumer products conglomerate Unilever (UL), the owner of Lipton and Ben & Jerry’s as well as the Dove brand of personal care goods, rejected a more than $140 billion bid from Kraft Heinz earlier this year.

Unilever said at the time that the deal “fundamentally undervalues” the company and that “it sees no merit, either financial or strategic, for Unilever’s shareholders.”

Kraft Heinz subsequently withdrew its offer instead of pursuing it further. And that’s led to speculation ever since about what Kraft Heinz might target next.

The CreditSights analysts noted that Buffett has already ruled out the possibility that Kraft Heinz could buy Mondelez (MDLZ), the Oreo and Cadbury owner that split from Kraft Foods in 2012. (Kraft Foods subsequently merged with Heinz in 2015.)

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Beazer Homes USA, Inc.(BZH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Unfortunately, investors in Beazer Homes (NYSE:BZH) haven’t been reaping the benefits of this booming market, as its stock is actually down over this time frame. What exactly has kept Beazer from enjoying the fruits of a robust housing market? Let’s look at the company’s most recent earnings report. 

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (NYSE:BZH)’s share price hit a new 52-week low on Friday . The company traded as low as $10.25 and last traded at $10.25, with a volume of 15318 shares. The stock had previously closed at $10.61.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Beazer Homes USA Inc  (NYSE:BZH)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 04, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH) was down 6% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $14.27 and last traded at $14.38. Approximately 672,285 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 12% from the average daily volume of 601,101 shares. The stock had previously closed at $15.29.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH) was downgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from an overweight rating to a neutral rating. The firm currently has $13.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $18.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH) – Wedbush raised their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Beazer Homes USA in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, May 3rd. Wedbush analyst J. Mccanless now forecasts that the construction company will post earnings per share of $2.07 for the year, up from their previous estimate of $1.75. Wedbush currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $22.00 target price on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Beazer Homes USA’s Q4 2018 earnings at $1.00 EPS and Q2 2019 earnings at $0.32 EPS.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: John Bean Technologies Corporation(JBT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    John Bean Technologies (NYSE:JBT) was downgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a neutral rating to an underweight rating. JPMorgan Chase & Co. currently has $88.00 price target on the stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Empire State Realty Trust, Inc.(ESRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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    Empire State Realty Trust Inc (ESRT) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESRT): Tracking the Average Broker Recommendation on This Stock (cantoncaller.com) Empire State Realty Trust Inc (ESRT) Shares Sink -1.41% Over Past Five Sessions (cantoncaller.com) Brokerage Overview of: Empire State Realty Trust inc (NYSE:ESRT) (newburghpress.com) Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Empire State Realty Trust Inc (ESRT) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $123.37 Million (americanbankingnews.com)

    ESRT opened at $17.55 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $2.94 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.28, a P/E/G ratio of 4.93 and a beta of 0.90. Empire State Realty Trust has a fifty-two week low of $15.94 and a fifty-two week high of $21.09. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.97, a current ratio of 7.10 and a quick ratio of 7.10.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    IndexIQ Advisors LLC cut its position in shares of Empire State Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:ESRT) by 21.9% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 122,271 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 34,361 shares during the period. IndexIQ Advisors LLC’s holdings in Empire State Realty Trust were worth $2,091,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kempen Capital Management N.V. purchased a new stake in Empire State Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:ESRT) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 602,051 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $10,108,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Citadel Advisors LLC grew its holdings in Empire State Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:ESRT) by 109.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 3,444,342 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,801,601 shares during the quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC’s holdings in Empire State Realty Trust were worth $58,899,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    For example, nobody is going to come along and build another Empire State Building. In fact, you can actually invest in this building through the Empire State Realty Trust (NYSE: ESRT). 

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Westport Innovations Inc(WPRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Shares of Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:WPRT), a manufacturer and supplier of advanced clean fuel systems and components, are jumping 21% as of 11:40 a.m. EDT Wednesday after announcing a deal with China’s Weichai.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Westport Fuel Systems Inc (NASDAQ:WPRT) (TSE:WPRT) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the nine analysts that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $3.86.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Westport Fuel Systems (NASDAQ:WPRT) jumped 11.9% last month, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. But it wasn’t a smooth ride for shareholders.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    The near-zero natural gas engines were created by a joint venture between Cummins (NYSE:CMI) and Westport Fuel Systems (NASDAQ:WPRT), called Cummins Westport. Unveiled on May 1, the engine lineup can be used in medium- and heavy-duty trucks, including buses, refuse vehicles, and long-haul trucks. In fact, the ISX 12N engine, as it is called, is the world’s first Class 8 on-highway truck engine to be certified near-zero by the California Air Resources Board, which sets emission standards that are followed by 16 other states. The Tesla Semi and Nikola One are both Class 8 vehicles, or what most people refer to as semis.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Westport Fuel Systems Inc (NASDAQ:WPRT) (TSE:WPRT)’s share price rose 10.3% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $3.65 and last traded at $3.64. Approximately 1,445,750 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 67% from the average daily volume of 867,994 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.30.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) surged 87.1 percent to $12.98 after the company reported Q1 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) shares jumped 66.8 percent to $49.735 after Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced plans to acquire ARMO BioSciences for $50 per share.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) gained 34 percent to $2.2920 following announcement that the company will pre-specify new subgroup with the FDA and report Phase 3 Part B results in June.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) climbed 22.3 percent to $34.84 after the company posted upbeat Q4 earnings.
    Depomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: DEPO) shares jumped 22.2 percent to $7.28 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Everspin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRAM) gained 19.8 percent to $8.89 after the company reported strong results for its first quarter.
    Luxfer Holdings PLC (NYSE: LXFR) surged 19.8 percent to $17.10 following Q1 results.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 18.3 percent to $2.26 after French company Total announced plans to acquire 25 percent stake in Clean Energy Fuels for $83.4 million.
    Intelligent Systems Corporation (NYSE: INS) gained 17 percent to $7.116.
    Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT) surged 15.3 percent to $73.00 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHEF) climbed 15 percent to $28.85. Chefs' Warehouse posted Q1 earnings of $0.03 per share on sales of $318.6 million.
    Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: WPRT) rose 14.2 percent to $2.9701.
    Wright Medical Group N.V. (NASDAQ: WMGI) jumped 13.8 percent to $23.87 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) gained 13.4 percent to $22.70. Diplomat named Brian Griffin as Chairman and CEO.
    Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA) shares rose 13 percent to $27.97 after reporting upbeat Q1 sales.
    Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) gained 12 percent to $15.19