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Top Growth Stocks To Own For 2019

Health care costs have been increasing at the lowest rate in the past two decades.

The result?

The total costs for a typical family of four insured by the most common health plan offered by employers will average $28,166 this year, according to the annual Milliman Medical Index.

The estimate includes the average cost of health insurance paid by employers and employees, as well as deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses.

Despite the significant expenses for many households and employers, the slower rate of growth is good news, said Scott Weltz, a principal and consulting actuary in the Brookfield office of Milliman.

“But every month, a family of four’s health care costs are going up $100 a month,” Weltz said.

The costs have been going up by that amount — on average — for more than a decade.

Top Growth Stocks To Own For 2019: Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A.(CCU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Beverage stocks have been a hit-or-miss proposition in the U.S., both for megabrewers and for smaller players in the craft beer, spirits, and soft drink industries. But there are plenty of opportunities internationally to invest in the companies that produce drinks. In Chile, Compania Cervecerias Unidas (NYSE:CCU) produces beer, wine, and soft drinks for several South American countries, and after having seen a slow period to finish 2017, CCU had hoped to find ways to bounce back to start the new year.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News coverage about Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A. Common Stock (NYSE:CCU) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A. Common Stock earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 45.6257635339829 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Stevens Capital Management LP increased its holdings in shares of Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A. Common Stock (NYSE:CCU) by 53.0% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 18,154 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,292 shares during the period. Stevens Capital Management LP’s holdings in Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A. Common Stock were worth $453,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Growth Stocks To Own For 2019: Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Total Return Strategy Fund(JTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN decreased its holdings in Nuveen Tax Advantaged Total Re (NYSE:JTA) by 48.2% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 10,813 shares of the investment management company’s stock after selling 10,055 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned approximately 0.08% of Nuveen Tax Advantaged Total Re worth $150,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Growth Stocks To Own For 2019: Netease.com Inc.(NTES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    NetEase Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) fell by about 9.7% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $240.08 after closing at $266.00 on Wednesday. The 52-week high is $377.64. Volume of about 4.4 million was more than 4 times the daily average of about 1 million. The reported a profit that missed expectations last night.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES) traded down 0.3% during mid-day trading on Friday after Barclays lowered their price target on the stock to $255.00. Barclays currently has an equal weight rating on the stock. NetEase traded as low as $240.07 and last traded at $246.86. 481,395 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 60% from the average session volume of 1,205,109 shares. The stock had previously closed at $246.16.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Nomura Holdings Inc. increased its stake in shares of NetEase Inc (NASDAQ:NTES) by 1.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 70,366 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,093 shares during the period. Nomura Holdings Inc.’s holdings in NetEase were worth $17,779,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019

Chicago Equity Partners LLC decreased its position in Cummins (NYSE:CMI) by 9.1% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 35,290 shares of the company’s stock after selling 3,515 shares during the period. Chicago Equity Partners LLC’s holdings in Cummins were worth $5,720,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Advisor Partners LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Cummins by 8.1% in the fourth quarter. Advisor Partners LLC now owns 3,596 shares of the company’s stock valued at $680,000 after purchasing an additional 269 shares during the period. Parallel Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Cummins by 6.4% in the fourth quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 5,004 shares of the company’s stock valued at $884,000 after purchasing an additional 303 shares during the period. Baird Financial Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Cummins by 1.1% in the fourth quarter. Baird Financial Group Inc. now owns 28,069 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,958,000 after purchasing an additional 310 shares during the period. Jacobs & Co. CA boosted its holdings in shares of Cummins by 1.3% in the fourth quarter. Jacobs & Co. CA now owns 25,673 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,483,000 after purchasing an additional 330 shares during the period. Finally, Blue Chip Partners Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Cummins by 9.2% in the fourth quarter. Blue Chip Partners Inc. now owns 4,179 shares of the company’s stock valued at $738,000 after purchasing an additional 353 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 83.40% of the company’s stock.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Aerosonic Corporation(AIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Aimia Inc (TSE:AIM) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is C$3.54.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Aimia (TSE:AIM) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is C$2.67.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Galaxy Resources Limited (GALXF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Galaxy Resources [ASX:GXY] (OTCPK:GALXF) – Price = AUD 3.42

    Galaxy Resources is an Australian pure play lithium miner with 3 lithium projects globally.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: PetSmart Inc(PETM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    An issue of PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETM) debt rose 1% against its face value during trading on Monday. The high-yield debt issue has a 8.875% coupon and is set to mature on June 1, 2025. The debt is now trading at $67.50 and was trading at $66.25 last week. Price moves in a company’s debt in credit markets often anticipate parallel moves in its share price.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    An issue of PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETM) bonds fell 1.6% as a percentage of their face value during trading on Wednesday. The high-yield debt issue has a 8.875% coupon and is set to mature on June 1, 2025. The debt is now trading at $49.19 and was trading at $55.47 one week ago. Price changes in a company’s bonds in credit markets often predict parallel changes in its stock price.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    An issue of PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETM) bonds fell 1.5% against their face value during trading on Tuesday. The high-yield issue of debt has a 7.125% coupon and is set to mature on March 15, 2023. The debt is now trading at $71.75 and was trading at $74.97 one week ago. Price changes in a company’s bonds in credit markets often predict parallel changes in its share price.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: MGIC Investment Corporation(MTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Radian Group (NYSE: RDN) and MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring 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. MGIC Investment earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.9053330399122 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE: MTG) traded down about 6.5% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $10.07 after closing Tuesday at $10.77. The stock’s 52-week high is $16.21. Volume was more than double the daily average of around 4.2 million shares. The company reported uninspiring first-quarter results this morning.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday was a positive day on Wall Street, as major benchmarks jumped following an uneventful weekend, tapering their gains as the session came to a close. Some had feared that China might retaliate once again after the U.S. issued a second round of tariffs against the nation with the world’s second-largest economy, but the expected fireworks didn’t come, putting market participants more at ease. The beginning of earnings season in the next week will also distract investors from geopolitical issues, perhaps allowing indexes to climb further. Yet some individual stocks had difficulties that sent their shares lower. Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX), Menlo Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MNLO), and MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE: MTG) traded down about 5.2% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $10.07 after closing Monday at $10.62. The stock’s 52-week high is $16.21. Volume was more than three times the daily average of around 3.6 million shares. The company had no specific news Tuesday. About half an hour before the closing bell the stock traded up about 2% for the day.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Total Return Strategy Fund(JTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN decreased its holdings in Nuveen Tax Advantaged Total Re (NYSE:JTA) by 48.2% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 10,813 shares of the investment management company’s stock after selling 10,055 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned approximately 0.08% of Nuveen Tax Advantaged Total Re worth $150,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: TC PipeLines, LP(TCP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Most investors have probably heard of energy giants Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A) (NYSE:RDS-B), Dominion Energy (NYSE:D), and TransCanada (NYSE:TRP). Fewer, however, are likely familiar with their publicly traded master limited partnerships (MLPs): Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE:SHLX), Dominion Energy Midstream Partners (NYSE:DM), and TC Pipelines (NYSE:TCP). That might be a good thing, as the market has beaten up the latter trio this year, sending their valuations south.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of several master limited partnerships (MLPs) took off on Thursday after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)  finalized a new policy relating to the tax code overhaul passed at the end of 2017. Leading the way higher were TC Pipelines (NYSE:TCP) and Dominion Energy Midstream Partners (NYSE:DM), which were up 28% and 30%, respectively at 9:45 a.m. EDT. Fellow midstream majors Enbridge Energy Partners (NYSE:EEP) and Spectra Energy Partners (NYSE:SEP) were also up on the news, with shares of both rising more than 6% in early morning trading.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Finally, investors should check out what the company plans to do with its MLP TC Pipelines (NYSE:TCP), which it had intended to use as a funding vehicle until a rule change no longer made selling assets to the entity a viable option. TransCanada could look to take TC Pipelines private, which is the alternative Enbridge chose for its various publicly traded entities.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Global X Management Co LLC lowered its position in TC Pipelines, LP (NYSE:TCP) by 93.6% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 38,270 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 561,130 shares during the period. Global X Management Co LLC owned about 0.05% of TC Pipelines worth $993,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Capital Senior Living Corporation(CSU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    $900.00 upgraded shares of Constellation Software (TSE:CSU) from a neutral rating to an outperform rating in a report issued on Tuesday morning.

    Other equities analysts have also issued reports about the stock. National Bank Financial lifted their price target on shares of Constellation Software from C$850.00 to C$875.00 and gave the stock a sector perform rating in a report on Friday, April 27th. CIBC lifted their price target on shares of Constellation Software from C$865.00 to C$900.00 in a report on Friday, April 27th. lifted their price target on shares of Constellation Software to C$980.00 in a report on Thursday, April 26th. Finally, Scotiabank lifted their price target on shares of Constellation Software from C$880.00 to C$940.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of C$901.88.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D lessened its stake in shares of Capital Senior Living (NYSE:CSU) by 5.3% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 180,000 shares of the company’s stock after selling 10,000 shares during the quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D’s holdings in Capital Senior Living were worth $1,935,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Landec Corporation(LNDC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Landec (NASDAQ: LNDC) and Seneca Foods Corp Class A (NASDAQ:SENEA) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Landec Co. (NASDAQ:LNDC) Director Nelson Obus bought 12,900 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 8th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $12.12 per share, for a total transaction of $156,348.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    The price of Brent crude oil pushed above $85 per barrel yesterday, its highest level in four years. Analysts are projecting that oil could easily hit $100 per barrel in the next few weeks, as OPEC and Russia continue to focus on pushing prices higher. The recent price rally has been driven by the Trump administration’s Nov. 4 deadline for nations to stop purchasing crude from Iran. Gold prices are sitting under $1,200, one week after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the third time this year. However, Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth has predicted a big bounce for gold prices in the coming months. Just how high will gold bounce thanks to the ongoing geopolitical problems around the globe? Find out right here.
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    Shares of Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) are in focus after the company announced it will raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour. The change will take place on Nov. 1. The wage change will affect 250,000 employees. Pepsico Inc. (NYSE: PEP) leads a busy day of earnings reports. The beverage company topped Wall Street expectations with an EPS of $1.59 on top of $16.49 billion in revenue. Those numbers beat consensus forecasts of $1.56 on $16.38 billion in revenue. CEO Indra Nooyi is stepping down this week, but she will remain the chair of the board. Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) announced it produced 83,500 vehicles in the third quarter. The stock has been on a whirlwind in recent days. On Monday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced it had settled a case with CEO Elon Musk over his misleading tweets about taking the company private. Musk and Tesla will pay $20 million each, and M

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: GAMCO Natural Resources, Gold & Income Tust (GNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Golem (CURRENCY:GNT) traded 15.7% higher against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 0:00 AM Eastern on August 17th. One Golem token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.17 or 0.00002636 BTC on exchanges including Zebpay, Poloniex, OKEx and Bittrex. In the last week, Golem has traded up 1.7% against the dollar. Golem has a total market capitalization of $165.19 million and $7.99 million worth of Golem was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Golem (CURRENCY:GNT) traded 0.3% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 13:00 PM Eastern on September 30th. Golem has a market capitalization of $147.49 million and approximately $1.20 million worth of Golem was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last seven days, Golem has traded up 4.8% against the U.S. dollar. One Golem token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.15 or 0.00002326 BTC on major exchanges including HitBTC, OOOBTC, Iquant and Zebpay.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Gamco Natural Resources Gold & Incm Trst (GNT) Shares Sold by Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.” was first posted by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this story on another site, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of international copyright and trademark laws. The correct version of this story can be viewed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4140836/gamco-natural-resources-gold-incm-trst-gnt-shares-sold-by-oppenheimer-co-inc.html.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Golem (CURRENCY:GNT) traded 0.3% lower against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on May 19th. One Golem token can now be bought for approximately $0.51 or 0.00006248 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Mercatox, Zebpay, Liqui and Cryptopia. Over the last week, Golem has traded 9.1% lower against the US dollar. Golem has a market cap of $428.99 million and approximately $7.17 million worth of Golem was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2019: Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc.(ARTW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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:

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Best Stocks To Invest In Right Now: West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.(WST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northern Trust Corp reduced its stake in shares of West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (NYSE:WST) by 0.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 596,640 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after selling 4,713 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp owned about 0.81% of West Pharmaceutical Services worth $59,240,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bank of America Corp DE trimmed its stake in West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (NYSE:WST) by 3.4% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 826,209 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after selling 28,935 shares during the quarter. Bank of America Corp DE owned approximately 1.12% of West Pharmaceutical Services worth $82,035,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    West Pharmaceutical Services (NYSE: WST) and Carlisle Companies (NYSE:CSL) are both mid-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News coverage about West Pharmaceutical Services (NYSE:WST) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. West Pharmaceutical Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the medical instruments supplier an impact score of 47.0333876875904 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Best Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Total Return Strategy Fund(JTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN decreased its holdings in Nuveen Tax Advantaged Total Re (NYSE:JTA) by 48.2% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 10,813 shares of the investment management company’s stock after selling 10,055 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned approximately 0.08% of Nuveen Tax Advantaged Total Re worth $150,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Blackrock Health Sciences Trust(BME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of BME traded up $0.60 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $40.92. The company had a trading volume of 34,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 35,130. Blackrock Health Sciences Trust has a 52 week low of $32.00 and a 52 week high of $44.00.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of B&M European Value Retail SA (LON:BME) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the sixteen ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 442.92 ($5.90).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    B&M European Value Retail (LON:BME) had its target price boosted by analysts at HSBC from GBX 470 ($6.26) to GBX 500 ($6.66) in a report released on Wednesday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. HSBC’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 21.54% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of B&M European Value Retail SA (LON:BME) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the sixteen research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 451.36 ($5.88).

Best Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cushing Renaissance Fund (SZC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about CUSHING RENAISS/COM (NYSE:SZC) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CUSHING RENAISS/COM earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the investment management company an impact score of 47.8560510338408 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019

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David Bartosiak spoke on Bloomberg Markets about an options strategy in Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA).

He explained that implied volatility in the name is high ahead of earnings and he wants to use an iron condor strategy to make money. Bartosiak wants to sell the August 26, 285/295 call spread and the August 245/235 put spread for $3.90. If the stock stays above $245 and below $285 at the August 26 expiration, Bartosiak is going to collect the premium. If the stock closes above $295 or below $235, he is going to record a maximal loss of $6.10.

The company reports earnings on August 25 and options market currently implies an 8 percent move in either direction.

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Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Varex Imaging Corporation (VREX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Shares of Varex Imaging (NASDAQ:VREX) are plunging today, down 27% as of 1:27 p.m. EDT, after the company announced disappointing results for its fiscal third quarter following the closing bell yesterday. Investors are fretting about how a trade war will affect the X-ray component maker’s growth prospects.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Prudential Financial Inc. lifted its holdings in Varex Imaging Corp (NASDAQ:VREX) by 2.7% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 63,814 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,700 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in Varex Imaging were worth $2,283,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    Varex Imaging Corporation  (NASDAQ:VREX)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 05, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.(TACO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: TACO) shares saw a slight bump on Wednesday after one key analyst upped its price target on the taco chain. The upshot from this report is tasty returns for investors.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Shutterfly Inc.(SFLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $91.50.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY) SVP Ishantha Lokuge sold 2,514 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.73, for a total transaction of $182,843.22. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 2,514 shares in the company, valued at approximately $182,843.22. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Education Realty Trust Inc.(EDR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    $74.52 Million in Sales Expected for Education Realty Trust Inc. (EDR) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Edited Transcript of EDR earnings conference call or presentation 30-Apr-18 2:00pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com) Is Education Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:EDR) An Attractive Dividend Stock? (finance.yahoo.com) EdR – Education Realty Trust Inc.: EdR Announces First Quarter 2018 Results (twst.com) Education Realty Trust (EDR) Issues FY18 Earnings Guidance (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of Education Realty Trust stock opened at $33.58 on Friday. Education Realty Trust has a 12 month low of $30.07 and a 12 month high of $40.84. The stock has a market cap of $2,535.66, a P/E ratio of 17.67, a PEG ratio of 3.68 and a beta of 0.39. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of 0.18 and a quick ratio of 0.22.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    E-Dinar Coin (CURRENCY:EDR) traded 5.2% higher against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 19:00 PM ET on August 14th. E-Dinar Coin has a total market cap of $7.78 million and approximately $25,232.00 worth of E-Dinar Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day. One E-Dinar Coin coin can now be bought for about $0.0088 or 0.00000141 BTC on popular exchanges including LocalTrade, Exrates, YoBit and Livecoin. Over the last week, E-Dinar Coin has traded down 13% against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    E-Dinar Coin (CURRENCY:EDR) traded flat against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 12:00 PM ET on October 3rd. Over the last seven days, E-Dinar Coin has traded up 3.2% against the US dollar. One E-Dinar Coin coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0105 or 0.00000162 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Livecoin, Exrates, LocalTrade and YoBit. E-Dinar Coin has a market cap of $9.34 million and $202,866.00 worth of E-Dinar Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Education Realty Trust (NYSE:EDR) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Diamondrock Hospitality Company(DRH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    DiamondRock Hospitality (NYSE:DRH) and Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    DiamondRock Hospitality (NYSE:DRH) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $12.83 and last traded at $12.82, with a volume of 70774 shares. The stock had previously closed at $12.67.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Diamondrock Hospitality (NYSE:DRH) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the fourteen analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $11.86.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    DiamondRock Hospitality (NYSE:DRH) and Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    KKR Real Estate Finance Trust (NYSE:KREF) and DiamondRock Hospitality (NYSE:DRH) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Electronics for Imaging Inc.(EFII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Natixis Advisors L.P. lifted its stake in Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFII) by 20.1% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 21,439 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 3,582 shares during the quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P.’s holdings in Electronics For Imaging were worth $586,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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    Hadera Paper Commits to Digital Innovation Leadership with EFI Nozomi Corrugated Press (finance.yahoo.com) Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFII) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Analysts Expect Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFII) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $263.69 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Commit To Buy Electronics for Imaging At $30, Earn 10.3% Annualized Using Options (nasdaq.com)

    Shares of EFII traded up $0.51 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $34.78. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,301 shares, compared to its average volume of 478,325. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 2.55 and a quick ratio of 2.15. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.50 billion, a P/E ratio of 128.59, a P/E/G ratio of 25.03 and a beta of 1.08. Electronics For Imaging has a 1-year low of $25.28 and a 1-year high of $43.89.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Nuveen Massachusetts Premium Income Municipal Fund(NMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about Nuveen Massachusetts Pre Income Mun Fd (NYSE:NMT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Nuveen Massachusetts Pre Income Mun Fd earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.5987310031013 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Medtronic plc(MDT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) and Abbott Labs (NYSE:ABT) are massive companies with their corporate fingers in many different markets. However, each has recently launched revolutionary diabetes devices that are changing how doctors care for their patients. Are these two stocks buys?

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    And with just a few smart plays in today’s classic stock picker’s market, you can pull in triple-digit gains with just a small investment.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    The markets are upbeat about the latest reports surrounding trade between the United States and China. Despite news that roughly $16 billion in fresh tariffs are going into effect this week on Chinese goods, markets are hoping that momentum begins to build ahead of discussions between leaders of world’s two largest economies. With that said, President Trump downplayed upcoming discussions in an interview with Reuters on Monday. Back on June 21, I wrote about a fast-moving, high-profit stock – Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: DDE). And that recommendation has brought in gains of roughly 103% since then. But we’re not done with the top gambling stocks. Today, I’m back with an entirely different way to make fast gains in this space. To see the latest bargain play, read up on this fund that no one is talking about. We’re talking a quick double-digit gain, no questions asked
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: KSS, JPM, TSLA
    Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE: KSS) leads a busy day of earnings reports on Tuesday. This morning, the retailer reported earnings of share of $1.76. That figure topped Wall Street estimates by $0.12. Shares pressed higher thanks to news of a 3.1% jump in same-store sales and a hike to the retailer’s full-year outlook. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is on the verge of blowing up the retail stock trading business. The global investment bank is set to release a free digital application that allows investors to trade stocks for free or at a discounted price. Users will be able to obtain up to 100 free trades in their first year after downloading the app. The news hammered brokerage stocks like Charles Schwab Corp. (NYSE: SCHW), E*Trade Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: ETFC), and TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: AMTD). Things are looking ugly for automa

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) has been marketing Mazor Robotics Ltd.’s (NASDAQ:MZOR) surgical-assist robots for about one year, and on Friday, it announced a definitive agreement to acquire the robot maker lock, stock, and barrel for $1.64 billion, or $58.50 per ADR. Here’s why Medtronic’s decision to buy Mazor Robotics to push more deeply into the spine surgery market is smart.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Mazor Robotics (NASDAQ:MZOR) reported its first-quarter results on Monday, May 14. Last quarter, the robotic surgery company’s management warned investors that 2018 was going to be a “transition” year because of its decision to strike a significant commercial deal with medical device giant Medtronic (NYSE: MDT). Management said that the deal was a huge win for the company, but it was going to result in “modest revenue growth” in 2018.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company is based in Ireland after the gigantic combination with Covidien three years ago. Medtronic PLC (NYSE: MDT) is a medical devices giant, and many on Wall Street saw its historical merger with Covidien, probably one of the largest in the med tech industry, as a momentous event, leading to the creation of a unique company that combines the extensive and innovative abilities of both companies. The combined company officially has joint forces of over 85,000 employees in more than 160 countries.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Full House Resorts, Inc.(FLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Huazhu Group (NASDAQ: HTHT) and Full House Resorts (NASDAQ:FLL) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Total Return Strategy Fund(JTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN decreased its holdings in Nuveen Tax Advantaged Total Re (NYSE:JTA) by 48.2% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 10,813 shares of the investment management company’s stock after selling 10,055 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned approximately 0.08% of Nuveen Tax Advantaged Total Re worth $150,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now

Chesapeake Energy (CHK) management announced a $2 billion sale of the Utica Shale operations recently. Mr. Market reacted very coolly to this debt reduction progress. All kinds of wonderful company valuations had been bandied about prior to the latest announcement. Somehow actual sales tend to fall below some very optimistic expectations. Plus now the market will begin to value Chesapeake Energy as a going concern. Therefore growing production and cash flow will be paramount objectives. However, continuing significant sales to pay down debt send both continuing cash flow and remaining production in the wrong direction. Mr. Market appears to be losing patience just when management appears to be finally solving many of the company’s inherited problems from a past chief executive officer.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Entercom Communications Corporation(ETM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Keeley Teton Advisors LLC increased its stake in Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM) by 64.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 202,992 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 79,580 shares during the quarter. Keeley Teton Advisors LLC owned approximately 0.15% of Entercom Communications worth $1,959,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Entercom Communications (NYSE: ETM) is the second-largest operator of radio stations in the United States after merging last fall with CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) Radio.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Entercom Communications (NYSE:ETM) was downgraded by research analysts at Noble Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Wednesday, The Fly reports.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM) Chairman Joseph M. Field bought 200,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 31st. The shares were acquired at an average price of $7.07 per share, for a total transaction of $1,414,000.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chairman now owns 6,577,381 shares in the company, valued at $46,502,083.67. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: ClearOne Communications Inc.(CLRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fabrinet (NASDAQ: CLRO) and Clearone (NASDAQ:CLRO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Eagle Point Credit Company Inc.(ECC )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of EAGLE POINT Cr/COM (NYSE:ECC) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $21.13.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    EAGLE POINT Cr/COM (NYSE:ECC) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the five analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has issued a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $21.33.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    EAGLE POINT CREDIT COMPANY (NYSE:ECC) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 17, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Corporate Capital Trust (NYSE: CCT) and Eagle Point Credit (NYSE:ECC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Eagle Point Credit Co (NYSE:ECC) insider Daniel M. Spinner purchased 75,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 22nd. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $73,933.00 per share, with a total value of $5,544,975,000.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Warren Resources Inc.(WRES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Northland Securities restated their corporate rating on shares of W Resources (LON:WRES) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

    Shares of LON WRES opened at GBX 0.43 ($0.01) on Wednesday. W Resources has a 52 week low of GBX 0.25 ($0.00) and a 52 week high of GBX 0.72 ($0.01).

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.(BMRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRN) is readying for its commercial launch of Palynziq (pegvaliase) in the United States, for the treatment of phenylketonuria. Shares of BioMarin were trading at $90.56, with a consensus analyst target of $111.14 and a 52-week range of $75.81 to $100.03.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Across the two sets of data, the concern investors had was that factor VIII activity levels following SPK-8001 dosing were lower than levels reported for a competing gene therapy, BioMarin’s (NASDAQ:BMRN) valoctocogene roxaparvovec. In BioMarin’s study, most patients achieved factor VIII expression above 46%, which is close to the 50% expression levels considered normal. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    BioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN) Director Sells $318,750.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) BioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday (americanbankingnews.com) BioMarin Pharmaceutical’s (BMRN) “Outperform” Rating Reiterated at BMO Capital Markets (americanbankingnews.com) Three healthcare stocks driving the gene therapy momentum (ca.finance.yahoo.com) 4 Red-Hot Biotech Stocks to Buy Before Earnings (247wallst.com)

    Shares of BioMarin Pharmaceutical stock traded down $1.32 on Friday, hitting $82.30. 2,278,721 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,207,934. BioMarin Pharmaceutical has a one year low of $75.81 and a one year high of $100.51. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a current ratio of 2.70 and a quick ratio of 2.12. The firm has a market cap of $14,490.73, a price-to-earnings ratio of -122.84 and a beta of 1.69.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Millennium Management LLC grew its stake in BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ:BMRN) by 1.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 645,400 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 10,536 shares during the quarter. Millennium Management LLC’s holdings in BioMarin Pharmaceutical were worth $52,323,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    A Genentech alumnus, Conner was previously vice president of clinical science at Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ:RARE), a biotech that has successfully developed therapies for rare and ultrarare diseases. Prior to that, he was senior medical director at BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ:BMRN), another biotech company that’s successfully developed drugs for rare diseases.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: SigmaTron International, Inc.(SGMA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about SigmaTron International (NASDAQ:SGMA) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SigmaTron International earned a coverage optimism score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.5987310031013 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Compass Minerals Intl Inc(CMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) is often listed as a miner, but the salt and fertilizer it produces are a bit different than what most investors think of when they hear the word “miner.” That makes Compass something of an odd duck and results in it being off of most investors’ radar screens. A tough 2017 is another net negative. That’s a shame, since it currently sports a yield of more than 4.4%, and the business outlook is improving. Here’s what investors are missing out on with this high-yield stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Compcoin (CURRENCY:CMP) traded flat against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 11:00 AM E.T. on October 13th. During the last seven days, Compcoin has traded up 12.6% against the US dollar. One Compcoin coin can currently be purchased for approximately $12.20 or 0.00130307 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. Compcoin has a total market cap of $0.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Compcoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rhumbline Advisers boosted its stake in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) by 1.6% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 61,295 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 991 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.18% of Compass Minerals International worth $4,030,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $74.33.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: icad inc.(ICAD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Netshoes (Cayman) Limited (NASDAQ: NETS) shares dipped 43.73 percent to close at $2.87 on Tuesday as the company posted downbeat Q1 results.
    Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KOOL) shares dropped 29.01 percent to close at $0.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares fell 22.2 percent to close at $0.340 after reporting Q1 miss.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) fell 19.95 percent to close at $12.08 after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) fell 19.68 percent to close at $3.775 after reporting earnings were down year over year. First quarter earnings came in flat, down from 4 cents per share in the same quarter of last year. Sales came in at $3.01 million.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) dropped 18.47 percent to close at $9.62 on Tuesday after surging 77.44 percent on Monday.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) declined 16.21 percent to close at $2.43. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to release quarterly earnings today.
    ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALJJ) shares fell 16.13 percent to close at $1.79.
    Switch Inc (NYSE: SWCH) shares dropped 14.93 percent to close at $13.16 following a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Restoration Robotics Inc (NASDAQ: HAIR) fell 14.42 percent to close at $3.68 after reporting a first-quarter earnings miss.
    iCAD, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICAD) declined 13.01 percent to close at $3.41 following Q1 results.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) fell 12.44 percent to close at $1.97.
    Histogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HSGX) declined 12.24 percent to close at $2.15.
    AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ) fell 12.1 percent to close at $39.60 following Q3 earnings.
    Hallador Energy Company (NASDAQ: HNRG) fell 11.1 percent to close at $6.49.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) dropped 10.66 percent to close at $16.93 on Tuesday.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) slipp

  • [By Max Byerly]

    iCAD (NASDAQ:ICAD) announced its earnings results on Tuesday. The technology company reported ($0.06) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.12) by $0.06, Bloomberg Earnings reports. iCAD had a negative net margin of 61.83% and a negative return on equity of 59.65%.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Flushing Financial Corporation(FFIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Flushing Financial (NASDAQ:FFIC) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

    Fly Leasing (NYSE:FLY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $17.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Fly Leasing Limited, formerly known as Babcock & Brown Air Limited, is engaged in acquiring and leasing modern, high-demand and fuel-efficient commercial jet aircraft under long-term contracts to a diverse group of airlines throughout the world. The Company’s strategy is to effectively manage its fleet and grow its portfolio through accretive acquisitions of aircraft. FLY Leasing is managed and serviced by BBAM L.P., an aircraft leasing company. BBAM acts as manager of FLY Leasing and servicer of the aircraft portfolio under multi-year management and servicing agreements. In addition to arranging for the leasing of the fleet, BBAM assists in the acquiring and disposing of aircraft, marketeering aircraft for lease and release, collecting rents and other payments from the lessees of aircraft, monitoring maintenance, insurance and other obligations under leases, and enforcing FLY Leasing’s rights against lessees. BBAM is an independent company. FLY Leasing Limited is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. “

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Flushing Financial (NASDAQ:FFIC) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Flushing Financial (NASDAQ:FFIC) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report released on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Flushing Financial (NASDAQ:FFIC) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note published on Saturday.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Total Return Strategy Fund(JTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN decreased its holdings in Nuveen Tax Advantaged Total Re (NYSE:JTA) by 48.2% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 10,813 shares of the investment management company’s stock after selling 10,055 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned approximately 0.08% of Nuveen Tax Advantaged Total Re worth $150,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019

Small cap generic pharmaceutical stock Lannett Company, Inc (NYSE: LCI) is thethird most shorted stock on the NYSE with short interest of 52.86% according toHighshortinterest.com.Lannett Company, founded in 1942, develops, manufactures, packages, markets and distributes generic pharmaceutical products for a wide range of medical indications and therapeutic areas. The Company believe that its ability to select viable products for development, efficiently develop such products (including obtaining any applicable regulatory approvals), vertically integrateitself into certain specialty markets and achieve economies in production are all critical for its success in the generic pharmaceutical industry in which it operates.

A technical chart for Lannett Company shows shares recently bouncing off a key support level and largely moving up over the past several trading days with shares rising 3.76% to $20.70 on Monday:

Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Total Return Strategy Fund(JTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN decreased its holdings in Nuveen Tax Advantaged Total Re (NYSE:JTA) by 48.2% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 10,813 shares of the investment management company’s stock after selling 10,055 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned approximately 0.08% of Nuveen Tax Advantaged Total Re worth $150,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: ProAssurance Corporation(PRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on ProAssurance (PRA)

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Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Landstar System, Inc.(LSTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Landstar System (NASDAQ: LSTR) and YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) are both transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Landstar System (LSTR)

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  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Jacksonville, Florida-based third-party logistics (3PL) providerLandstar System, Inc. (NASDAQ:LSTR) enjoyed record revenue in the first quarter of 2018. The handsome $1.05 billion top line was accompanied by record quarterlygross profit of $155.5 million. Investors have applauded the performance: Though volatile, Landstar’s stock has gained nearly 9% year to date, and over a 12-month period, the LSTR symbol has returned nearly 29%. As we look ahead to second-quarter results, which will be reported next month, can the Landstar maintain the vigorous earnings momentum that has supported its stock price ascent?

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Landstar System (LSTR)

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Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Mosaic Company (MOS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    The Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday. The basic materials company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.28 by ($0.08), Bloomberg Earnings reports. The Mosaic had a negative net margin of 1.45% and a positive return on equity of 3.90%. The firm had revenue of $1.93 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.85 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.04 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 22.5% compared to the same quarter last year. The Mosaic updated its FY18 guidance to $1.20-1.60 EPS.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Private Advisor Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund bought 20,810 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $508,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Swiss National Bank cut its stake in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) by 13.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 1,066,065 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 162,000 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned approximately 0.30% of The Mosaic worth $25,884,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Oil prices are at levels we haven’t seen in years. U.S. crude topped $70 for the first since 2014, as U.S. President Donald Trump appeared increasingly likely to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and reinforce sanctions on Tehran. In addition, OPEC has announced plans to bolster prices and cap production. For oil investors, Money MorningGlobal Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says it’s time to buckle up. According to Moors, revoking the Iran deal would cause “price chaos” around the globe. And that’s right as driving season starts in the United States. Here’s more on the coming chaos for oil. In deal news, Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) announced it will purchase Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) for $7.6 billion in cash. Grammercy manages commercial real estate. While this may seem like a boring deal, Blackstone is buying a business that churns out cold hard cash for its investors. We want to keep this deal on your radar, because there are many other deals like this coming down the pipeline. We’re going to be discussing one of the best real estate opportunities available very soon – so keep an eye out for updates.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: AMZN, AAPL, TSN, SBUX
    Shareholders of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) cheered statements made by Warren Buffett over the weekend. The Oracle of Omaha said he messed up by not investing in Amazon and Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL). “I made the wrong decisions on Google and Amazon,” Buffett said on Saturday. “We’ve looked at it. I made the mistake in not being able to come to a conclusion where I really felt that at the present prices that the prospects were far better than the prices indicated.” Buffett says he now has a “very, very, very high opinion” of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The Oracle believes that Bezos has created something that is “close to a miracle.” Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) added another 0.6% Monday, to reach $185.00 per share – a new 52-week high. The uptick came after Warren Buffett announced

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eighteen ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $27.07.

Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Herman Miller, Inc.(MLHR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Venerable office interior furnishings giantHerman Miller Inc. (NASDAQ:MLHR) reports on its fiscal fourth quarter of 2018 on July 3. Management’s previously issued guidance aims for net sales of between $590 million and $610 million. Organic revenue growth is projected to hit 4% versus the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 at the midpoint of this range. Management anticipates diluted earnings per share (EPS) of between $0.49 and $0.53. Outside of the ever-present question of how the company will fare against its own financial targets, what should investors focus on? Below, I’ve briefly provided four key themes shareholders should watch when the company releases its earnings next week:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Herman Miller (NASDAQ:MLHR) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Friday morning.

    A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on MLHR. ValuEngine raised shares of Herman Miller from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Herman Miller from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Saturday, February 3rd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $41.67.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    Herman Miller, Inc. (MLHR) CEO Brian C. Walker Sells 18,000 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Herman Miller, Inc. (MLHR) Expected to Post FY2020 Earnings of $3.35 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Herman Miller Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (MLHR) (americanbankingnews.com) Q2 2019 EPS Estimates for Herman Miller, Inc. (MLHR) Raised by Analyst (americanbankingnews.com) Herman Miller's Management Shares Key Insights (finance.yahoo.com)

    MLHR opened at $37.80 on Tuesday. Herman Miller has a 1-year low of $29.95 and a 1-year high of $41.85. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a quick ratio of 1.17 and a current ratio of 1.56. The company has a market capitalization of $2.28 billion, a PE ratio of 16.43 and a beta of 1.40.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    High-end office furniture manufacturerHerman Miller, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLHR) released fiscal fourth-quarter 2018 earnings on Monday after the markets closed, and in the following Tuesday trading session, the company’s shares jumped nearly 11%. Let’s review the factors driving investors’ warm enthusiasm after taking in the headline numbers below.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks,Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI) and Herman Miller (NASDAQ:MLHR)both rose after beating earnings expectations.

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018

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There’s no way around it: the S&P 500 now has a P/E ratio of more than 26 going into the first earnings season of 2017, and even the “safest” bets are starting to look scary.

Unless we see massive profit growth all around, there’s a real risk this bull market is going to stutter—or worse.

So where do you go for value? It’s getting harder than ever, but there is one corner of the market that got way ahead of the S&P 500 and has since taken a step back. I’m talking about real estate investment trusts (REITs).

And now, there are three REITs that combined provide over 9% in income with over 200% average dividend coverage. That means they could double their payouts and still generate enough cash to cover them.

Plus, these stocks are out of favor, making them relatively cheap compared to their peers and the overheated broader market.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Fisher(j)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Joincoin (CURRENCY:J) traded 1.7% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 0:00 AM ET on May 8th. Joincoin has a total market cap of $145,714.00 and $7.00 worth of Joincoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last week, Joincoin has traded up 28.6% against the U.S. dollar. One Joincoin coin can currently be bought for about $0.0471 or 0.00000521 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Total Return Strategy Fund(JTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN decreased its holdings in Nuveen Tax Advantaged Total Re (NYSE:JTA) by 48.2% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 10,813 shares of the investment management company’s stock after selling 10,055 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned approximately 0.08% of Nuveen Tax Advantaged Total Re worth $150,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Novo Nordisk A/S(NVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Eagle Global Advisors LLC decreased its position in Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) by 10.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 130,420 shares of the company’s stock after selling 15,550 shares during the period. Eagle Global Advisors LLC’s holdings in Novo Nordisk were worth $6,423,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) continues its trend ofrelatively strong growth of its newer diabetes medications being offset by slower growth of older insulin drugs in the first quarter. Currency changes also negatively affected Novo’s revenue line, but that’s out of the company’s control.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Atria Investments LLC trimmed its stake in Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) by 17.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 7,081 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,495 shares during the quarter. Atria Investments LLC’s holdings in Novo Nordisk were worth $349,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Just Hold Your Nose and Dive Into Under Armour Inc (UAA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund, Tyler Crowe, and Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Demitri Kalogeropoulos (Nike):Rival Under Armour (NYSE:UA) (NYSE:UAA) lost over 50% of its value in 2017, but you don’t have to worry about seeing Nike go through a similarly painful experience anytime soon. In fact, the athletic apparel and footwear giant’s business is healthy enough that shareholders can feel comfortable that this investment will hold up over the long term.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Under Armour (NYSE:UA) (NYSE:UAA) was once hailed as the “next Nike,” but 37% of its class A shares were being shorted as of April 10. Both classes of the stock have stumbled more than 60% over the past two years.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Unfortunately for Under Armour (NYSE:UAA)(NYSE:UA), this year’s survey results confirmed a lot of concerns investors have about the brand.

    Image source: Getty Images.

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    (1) William Blair keeping it real on Under Armour (UAA) ahead of May 1 earnings: “Although we see limited near-term downside to shares given our projection for an okay first quarter relative to expectations combined with a high short interest (13 days to cover), we remain cautious given a premium valuation (118 times for Class A and 102 times for Class C), little evidence of a fundamental catalyst to drive top-line growth, and concerns about brand commoditization stemming from new domestic retail channels and a lack of consumer-relevant innovation.”

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: BlackBerry Limited(BBRY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BlackBerry (TSE:BB) (NASDAQ:BBRY)‘s stock had its “in-line” rating reiterated by analysts at Imperial Capital in a report issued on Wednesday.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Natera, Inc.(NTRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Natera (NASDAQ:NTRA) had its price target upped by Morgan Stanley from $15.00 to $16.00 in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. Morgan Stanley currently has an overweight rating on the medical research company’s stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Natera (NASDAQ:NTRA) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Monday.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust(BPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust (NYSE:BPT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.2072909143413 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Taseko Mines Limited(TGB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Taseko Mines (NYSEAMERICAN:TGB) (TSE:TKO) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Walker & Dunlop, Inc.(WD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD), Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU), and Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD) actually have relatively low valuations. Here’s why these are three bargain stocks you can buy right now.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2018: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Warren Buffett and the rest of Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) management have had a lingering problem for some time: Cash continues to build up on the balance sheet and there hasn’t been any attractive way to put it to work. At the end of 2017, Berkshire had more than $116 billion in cash and equivalents — far more than the $20 billion or so Buffett likes to keep on hand.

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    Warren Buffett has often said in interviews and annual letters to shareholders that Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A)(NYSE:BRK-B) won’t be a hostile acquirer. That is, it won’t fight to buy a business its owners or management don’t want to sell. But that policy apparently doesn’t apply when Berkshire is acting as seller rather than a buyer.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors of all time, and one of the reasons why his high-performing Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) has done as well as it has is because of Buffett’s mind-set. Berkshire’s CEO seeks out businesses that already embrace the principles that he values, and corporate leaders at many of the companies that he has acquired over the years choose to become part of Berkshire Hathaway because they know that the Oracle of Omaha’s interests will be aligned with their own.