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Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019

Earlier this year, Walmart (NYSE:WMT) escalated its battle with Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) by purchasing a majority stake in Flipkart, one of India’s leading online retailers, for $16 billion. This was an important acquisition for Walmart. If Amazon had succeeded in its bid for the e-commerce portal, it would effectively have controlled about 80% of the country’s fast-growing online sales.

In typical Amazon fashion, the company struck back in a move designed to give it a bigger presence in this rapidly expanding market. Amazon, together with Indian private equity firm Samara Capital, has acquired More — one of India’s most well-known supermarket chains — for 42 billion rupees (about $581 million, at current exchange rates), according to a report by CNBC18 in India, citing a press release from seller Aditya Birla Group. Neither Amazon nor Samara Capital have commented on the report.

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Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Investment Technology Group, Inc.(ITG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SEI Investments (NASDAQ: SEIC) and Investment Technology Group (NYSE:ITG) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Investment Technology Group (NYSE:ITG) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 17th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 30th will be given a dividend of 0.07 per share by the financial services provider on Friday, June 15th. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.23%.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Macatawa Bank Corporation(MCBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Associated Banc (NYSE:ASB) and Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chemical Financial (NASDAQ: CHFC) and Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note released on Friday morning.

    Separately, Hovde Group set a $11.00 price target on Macatawa Bank and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.(RARE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:RARE) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Ultragenyx launched its second drug, Crysvita, in the United States to treat X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH) in April. We are optimistic on the drug’s uptake. The drug was also approved in the EU in February on a conditional basis. In May, the company announced positive phase II data from the drug in pediatric setting, but according to the FDA those were not sufficient to support an NDA. Thus, the company is in discussions with FDA and EMA, which would provide further clarity regarding whether an additional study would be required for the approval. The company also remains focused on its two-gene therapy programs — DTX301 for ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency and DTX401 for glycogen storage disease type Ia. However, developmental or regulatory setbacks could result in higher operating expenses and the need for additional capital. Loss estimates have narrowed ahead of  Q3 earnings release.”

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc  (NASDAQ:RARE)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 19, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:RARE) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical (RARE)

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Buy-dip on several “Potential Blockbusters” Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AIMT), Audentes Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOLD), AveXis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVXS), Bluebird Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLUE), Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR), and Sage Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAGE) are buy-dip candidates given their bullish trends and favorable technical patterns. Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICPT), Prothena Corp. PLC (NASDAQ: PRTA), Tesaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRO) and Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: RARE) have bearish set-ups. Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HRTX) is bigger picture bullish, but may correct further on a move below $19.55. Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVS) has bearish set-up and bulls need to push above $69 to invalidate.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.(NOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    SunTrust analyst Neal Dingmann upgraded shares of Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSE: NOG) from Hold to Buy and increased his price target from $2 to $4.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northern Oil & Gas (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) is scheduled to post its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Tuesday, March 12th. Analysts expect Northern Oil & Gas to post earnings of $0.14 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northern Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has 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 $2.20.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSEMKT:NOG) are flying high, up 12% as of 10:30 a.m. EDT, after the company reported better-than-expected first-quarter results.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Arch Coal, Inc. (ARCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Arch Coal (ARCH)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Swiss National Bank lifted its holdings in shares of Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ARCH) by 3.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 35,300 shares of the energy company’s stock after buying an additional 1,200 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank’s holdings in Arch Coal were worth $2,769,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Maple Rock Capital Partners Inc. boosted its stake in Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ARCH) by 25.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 397,900 shares of the energy company’s stock after purchasing an additional 80,000 shares during the quarter. Arch Coal makes up 7.0% of Maple Rock Capital Partners Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 6th largest position. Maple Rock Capital Partners Inc.’s holdings in Arch Coal were worth $31,207,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ARCH) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eleven research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $99.14.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Arch Coal (ARCH)

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Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Stamps.com Inc.(STMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Stamps.com (NASDAQ:STMP) rebounded a bit on Monday after suffering a brutal decline on Friday. When it released its fourth-quarter results on Thursday, the company also announced the end of its exclusive deal to sell postage for the U.S. Postage Service. That news introduced heaps of uncertainty about its future earnings, and investors reacted by sending the stock down nearly 60% in a single day.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Print-your-own-postage service Stamps.com (NASDAQ:STMP) reported second-quarter earnings last month, and it was a bit of a mixed bag.

    On the one hand, Stamps.com reported sales growth of 20% and earnings growth twice as strong — EPS rose 41% year over year. (Stamps also raised its guidance for the year.) On the other hand, both its customer count and its customer churn rate were basically flat. Stamps depended largely on rising ARPU, or average revenue per paid customer, for both its sales and earnings growth, as it shifted its strategy away from growing the customer base and toward a focus on “the largest and most sophisticated e-commerce sellers.”

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Stocks to Watch Today: NKE, GRMN, FIT, FOSL, NAVI
    Nike Inc. (NYSE: NYSE) is facing a public relations problem this morning and shares are off nearly 2%. Last night, Duke University star basketball player Zion Williamson was injured in the opening minute of a marquee game against the University of North Carolina. Williamson slipped while dribbling and his Nike shoe split apart, causing him to fall and injure his knee. The No. 1 ranked Duke Blue Devils, who were favorites against their rivals at home, were blown out after Williamson was forced to leave the game. The game was heavily televised, attended by celebrities and former President Barack Obama, and fetched ticket prices upwards of $10,000. Williamson is likely the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft this year. The company called the event an “isolated occurrence.” Shares of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) popped to an 11-year high thanks to a strong earnings report and forward guidance on Wednesday. The fitness and navigation device manufacturer reported that smartwatch sales are “on fire” from outdoor enthusiasts. The firm’s outdoor segment experienced a 25% jump in revenue for the quarter, while the firm hiked its 2019 revenue outlook and topped analysts’ expectations. The news helped boost shares of Fossil (NASDAQ: FOSL) and Fitbit (NYSE: FIT). Shares of Navient Corp. (NASDAQ: NAVI) slid 4.2% after hedge fund Canyon Capital withdrew its bid from earlier this week to buy the student loan servicing giant for $12.50 per share. The hedge fund announced it will now launch a proxy fight to replace many of the company’s board of directors. While this might be bad news for NAVI in the short term, there are still 1.5 trillion reasons to own this stock. Look for other earnings reports from Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU), Barclays PLC (NYSE: BCS), Boyd Gaming (NYSE: BYD), Domino’s Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), Dropbox (NYSE: DBX), First Solar (NASDAQ: FSLR), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE), Kraft Hein

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Sempra Energy(SRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is another solid defensive play. Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) is a natural gas transmission and distribution company headquartered in San Diego. Company operations are divided into three segments. The California Utilities segment (South California Gas and San Diego Gas and Electric) distributes gas and electricity to approximately 25 million customers in Southern California. The other segments are Sempra US Gas & Power and Sempra International.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    IFM Investors Pty Ltd raised its holdings in shares of Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) by 10.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 7,414 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 711 shares during the quarter. IFM Investors Pty Ltd’s holdings in Sempra Energy were worth $825,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) had its price objective upped by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co from $126.00 to $128.00 in a report released on Monday. The firm currently has an “outperform” rating on the utilities provider’s stock. Wells Fargo & Co‘s target price suggests a potential upside of 12.16% from the stock’s current price.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: ENGlobal Corporation(ENG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ENGlobal (NASDAQ:ENG) will be announcing its earnings results before the market opens on Wednesday, May 9th.

    ENGlobal (NASDAQ:ENG) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 15th. The construction company reported ($0.08) earnings per share for the quarter. ENGlobal had a negative net margin of 29.16% and a negative return on equity of 17.18%. The firm had revenue of $14.43 million during the quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Enigma (CURRENCY:ENG) traded 0.7% higher against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 10:00 AM ET on June 17th. During the last seven days, Enigma has traded down 12% against the US dollar. Enigma has a market capitalization of $104.94 million and $2.86 million worth of Enigma was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Enigma token can now be bought for about $1.40 or 0.00021533 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC, Vebitcoin, OKEx and GOPAX.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Enigma (CURRENCY:ENG) traded 0.8% lower against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on October 4th. Over the last week, Enigma has traded 5.9% lower against the dollar. Enigma has a market capitalization of $44.86 million and approximately $1.25 million worth of Enigma was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Enigma token can currently be purchased for $0.60 or 0.00009137 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Huobi, ABCC, Kyber Network and Binance.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: MGIC Investment Corporation(MTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bowling Portfolio Management LLC lifted its position in shares of MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE:MTG) by 17.0% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 216,375 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after buying an additional 31,473 shares during the period. Bowling Portfolio Management LLC’s holdings in MGIC Investment were worth $2,320,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [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 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 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.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Microvision Inc.(MVIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Microvision (MVIS)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Microvision (MVIS)

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Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019

Earlier this year, Walmart (NYSE:WMT) escalated its battle with Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) by purchasing a majority stake in Flipkart, one of India’s leading online retailers, for $16 billion. This was an important acquisition for Walmart. If Amazon had succeeded in its bid for the e-commerce portal, it would effectively have controlled about 80% of the country’s fast-growing online sales.

In typical Amazon fashion, the company struck back in a move designed to give it a bigger presence in this rapidly expanding market. Amazon, together with Indian private equity firm Samara Capital, has acquired More — one of India’s most well-known supermarket chains — for 42 billion rupees (about $581 million, at current exchange rates), according to a report by CNBC18 in India, citing a press release from seller Aditya Birla Group. Neither Amazon nor Samara Capital have commented on the report.

Image source: Getty Images.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Investment Technology Group, Inc.(ITG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SEI Investments (NASDAQ: SEIC) and Investment Technology Group (NYSE:ITG) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Investment Technology Group (NYSE:ITG) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 17th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 30th will be given a dividend of 0.07 per share by the financial services provider on Friday, June 15th. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.23%.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Macatawa Bank Corporation(MCBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Associated Banc (NYSE:ASB) and Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chemical Financial (NASDAQ: CHFC) and Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note released on Friday morning.

    Separately, Hovde Group set a $11.00 price target on Macatawa Bank and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.(RARE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:RARE) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Ultragenyx launched its second drug, Crysvita, in the United States to treat X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH) in April. We are optimistic on the drug’s uptake. The drug was also approved in the EU in February on a conditional basis. In May, the company announced positive phase II data from the drug in pediatric setting, but according to the FDA those were not sufficient to support an NDA. Thus, the company is in discussions with FDA and EMA, which would provide further clarity regarding whether an additional study would be required for the approval. The company also remains focused on its two-gene therapy programs — DTX301 for ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency and DTX401 for glycogen storage disease type Ia. However, developmental or regulatory setbacks could result in higher operating expenses and the need for additional capital. Loss estimates have narrowed ahead of  Q3 earnings release.”

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc  (NASDAQ:RARE)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 19, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:RARE) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical (RARE)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Buy-dip on several “Potential Blockbusters” Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AIMT), Audentes Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOLD), AveXis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVXS), Bluebird Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLUE), Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR), and Sage Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAGE) are buy-dip candidates given their bullish trends and favorable technical patterns. Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICPT), Prothena Corp. PLC (NASDAQ: PRTA), Tesaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRO) and Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: RARE) have bearish set-ups. Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HRTX) is bigger picture bullish, but may correct further on a move below $19.55. Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVS) has bearish set-up and bulls need to push above $69 to invalidate.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.(NOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    SunTrust analyst Neal Dingmann upgraded shares of Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSE: NOG) from Hold to Buy and increased his price target from $2 to $4.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northern Oil & Gas (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) is scheduled to post its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Tuesday, March 12th. Analysts expect Northern Oil & Gas to post earnings of $0.14 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northern Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has 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 $2.20.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSEMKT:NOG) are flying high, up 12% as of 10:30 a.m. EDT, after the company reported better-than-expected first-quarter results.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Arch Coal, Inc. (ARCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Arch Coal (ARCH)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Swiss National Bank lifted its holdings in shares of Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ARCH) by 3.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 35,300 shares of the energy company’s stock after buying an additional 1,200 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank’s holdings in Arch Coal were worth $2,769,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Maple Rock Capital Partners Inc. boosted its stake in Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ARCH) by 25.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 397,900 shares of the energy company’s stock after purchasing an additional 80,000 shares during the quarter. Arch Coal makes up 7.0% of Maple Rock Capital Partners Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 6th largest position. Maple Rock Capital Partners Inc.’s holdings in Arch Coal were worth $31,207,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Arch Coal Inc (NYSE:ARCH) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eleven research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $99.14.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Arch Coal (ARCH)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Stamps.com Inc.(STMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Stamps.com (NASDAQ:STMP) rebounded a bit on Monday after suffering a brutal decline on Friday. When it released its fourth-quarter results on Thursday, the company also announced the end of its exclusive deal to sell postage for the U.S. Postage Service. That news introduced heaps of uncertainty about its future earnings, and investors reacted by sending the stock down nearly 60% in a single day.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Print-your-own-postage service Stamps.com (NASDAQ:STMP) reported second-quarter earnings last month, and it was a bit of a mixed bag.

    On the one hand, Stamps.com reported sales growth of 20% and earnings growth twice as strong — EPS rose 41% year over year. (Stamps also raised its guidance for the year.) On the other hand, both its customer count and its customer churn rate were basically flat. Stamps depended largely on rising ARPU, or average revenue per paid customer, for both its sales and earnings growth, as it shifted its strategy away from growing the customer base and toward a focus on “the largest and most sophisticated e-commerce sellers.”

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Stocks to Watch Today: NKE, GRMN, FIT, FOSL, NAVI
    Nike Inc. (NYSE: NYSE) is facing a public relations problem this morning and shares are off nearly 2%. Last night, Duke University star basketball player Zion Williamson was injured in the opening minute of a marquee game against the University of North Carolina. Williamson slipped while dribbling and his Nike shoe split apart, causing him to fall and injure his knee. The No. 1 ranked Duke Blue Devils, who were favorites against their rivals at home, were blown out after Williamson was forced to leave the game. The game was heavily televised, attended by celebrities and former President Barack Obama, and fetched ticket prices upwards of $10,000. Williamson is likely the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft this year. The company called the event an “isolated occurrence.” Shares of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) popped to an 11-year high thanks to a strong earnings report and forward guidance on Wednesday. The fitness and navigation device manufacturer reported that smartwatch sales are “on fire” from outdoor enthusiasts. The firm’s outdoor segment experienced a 25% jump in revenue for the quarter, while the firm hiked its 2019 revenue outlook and topped analysts’ expectations. The news helped boost shares of Fossil (NASDAQ: FOSL) and Fitbit (NYSE: FIT). Shares of Navient Corp. (NASDAQ: NAVI) slid 4.2% after hedge fund Canyon Capital withdrew its bid from earlier this week to buy the student loan servicing giant for $12.50 per share. The hedge fund announced it will now launch a proxy fight to replace many of the company’s board of directors. While this might be bad news for NAVI in the short term, there are still 1.5 trillion reasons to own this stock. Look for other earnings reports from Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU), Barclays PLC (NYSE: BCS), Boyd Gaming (NYSE: BYD), Domino’s Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), Dropbox (NYSE: DBX), First Solar (NASDAQ: FSLR), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE), Kraft Hein

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Sempra Energy(SRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is another solid defensive play. Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) is a natural gas transmission and distribution company headquartered in San Diego. Company operations are divided into three segments. The California Utilities segment (South California Gas and San Diego Gas and Electric) distributes gas and electricity to approximately 25 million customers in Southern California. The other segments are Sempra US Gas & Power and Sempra International.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    IFM Investors Pty Ltd raised its holdings in shares of Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) by 10.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 7,414 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 711 shares during the quarter. IFM Investors Pty Ltd’s holdings in Sempra Energy were worth $825,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) had its price objective upped by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co from $126.00 to $128.00 in a report released on Monday. The firm currently has an “outperform” rating on the utilities provider’s stock. Wells Fargo & Co‘s target price suggests a potential upside of 12.16% from the stock’s current price.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: ENGlobal Corporation(ENG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ENGlobal (NASDAQ:ENG) will be announcing its earnings results before the market opens on Wednesday, May 9th.

    ENGlobal (NASDAQ:ENG) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 15th. The construction company reported ($0.08) earnings per share for the quarter. ENGlobal had a negative net margin of 29.16% and a negative return on equity of 17.18%. The firm had revenue of $14.43 million during the quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Enigma (CURRENCY:ENG) traded 0.7% higher against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 10:00 AM ET on June 17th. During the last seven days, Enigma has traded down 12% against the US dollar. Enigma has a market capitalization of $104.94 million and $2.86 million worth of Enigma was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Enigma token can now be bought for about $1.40 or 0.00021533 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC, Vebitcoin, OKEx and GOPAX.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Enigma (CURRENCY:ENG) traded 0.8% lower against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on October 4th. Over the last week, Enigma has traded 5.9% lower against the dollar. Enigma has a market capitalization of $44.86 million and approximately $1.25 million worth of Enigma was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Enigma token can currently be purchased for $0.60 or 0.00009137 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Huobi, ABCC, Kyber Network and Binance.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: MGIC Investment Corporation(MTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bowling Portfolio Management LLC lifted its position in shares of MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE:MTG) by 17.0% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 216,375 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after buying an additional 31,473 shares during the period. Bowling Portfolio Management LLC’s holdings in MGIC Investment were worth $2,320,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [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 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 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.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Microvision Inc.(MVIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Microvision (MVIS)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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How fast are markets moving these days?&a;nbsp; A week ago, higher interest rates were the story, and bond prices were diving.&a;nbsp; But the stock market, attention-seeker that it is, took over the headlines and fell over 1,000 points twice in a week.&a;nbsp; Bonds, meanwhile, treaded water as if to say &a;ldquo;I&a;rsquo;ll wait here and let you sort out that stock market thing until you are ready to start selling bonds heavily again.&a;rdquo;

I do believe we have entered a phase of the market cycle that we have not seen since the 1970s.&a;nbsp; One in which both stock and bond prices are extremely vulnerable.&a;nbsp; And lest you think that I&a;rsquo;m just saying that because I am a hedged a.k.a. Long-Short investor, an investing style that can shine in chaotic markets, let me assure you that this is a condition that has been building for years.&a;nbsp; The only difference is that it appears to be upon us.

Best Stocks To Buy For 2019: Macatawa Bank Corporation(MCBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chemical Financial (NASDAQ: CHFC) and Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note released on Friday morning.

    Separately, Hovde Group set a $11.00 price target on Macatawa Bank and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th.

Best Stocks To Buy For 2019: First Financial Northwest Inc.(FFNW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Financial Northwest (FFNW)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Financial Northwest (FFNW)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Financial Northwest (NASDAQ:FFNW) will be announcing its earnings results on Tuesday, July 24th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.26 per share for the quarter.

Best Stocks To Buy For 2019: EZCORP, Inc.(EZPW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased its position in shares of EZCORP Inc (NASDAQ:EZPW) by 25.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,230,426 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 417,887 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned about 2.26% of EZCORP worth $16,241,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    EZCORP (NASDAQ: EZPW) and Zagg (NASDAQ:ZAGG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on EZCORP (EZPW)

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Best Stocks To Buy For 2019: Monsanto Company(MON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Natixis increased its holdings in shares of Monsanto (NYSE:MON) by 207.9% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 500,452 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 337,918 shares during the quarter. Natixis owned approximately 0.11% of Monsanto worth $58,128,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Burren Capital Advisors LtdMonsanto Co (MON) – 77,300 shares, 36.53% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 26.41%NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI) – 49,500 shares, 23.46% of the total portfolio. New PositionDell-VMWare Tracking Stock (DVMT) – 57,930 shares, 17.17% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 5.52%Time Warner Inc (TWX) – 30,800 shares, 11.8% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 3.77%Bunge Ltd (BG) – 25,050 shares, 7.5% of

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Global X Management Co. LLC trimmed its stake in shares of Monsanto (NYSE:MON) by 6.8% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 11,141 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 818 shares during the period. Global X Management Co. LLC’s holdings in Monsanto were worth $1,300,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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What happened

Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) stock fell 10.2% in September, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Shares lost ground amid a broader sell-off for chip stocks.

AMAT data by YCharts

Comments from Micron Technology’s chief financial officer indicating continued declines for NAND memory prices and a bearish note on the outlook for the memory-chip industry from Morgan Stanley analyst Shawn Kim resulted in steep sell-offs for Applied Materials and other related semiconductor companies on Sept. 6. The iShares Philadelphia Semiconductor ETF closed the month down 2.8%. 

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So what

Applied Materials’ semiconductor systems segment accounted for 61% of the company’s sales in its July quarter, and combined flash and DRAM memory business accounted for 60% of that revenue. The company has benefited from strong demand for memory chips over the last several years, with its earnings and stock price hitting record highs earlier this year; a downturn for the memory chip market is likely to have a significant, negative impact on performance. 

Hot Financial Stocks For 2019: INTL FCStone Inc.(INTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    INTL Fcstone (NASDAQ:INTL) and OTC Markets Group (OTCMKTS:OTCM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in shares of INTL Fcstone Inc (NASDAQ:INTL) by 6.9% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 2,339,611 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 150,475 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned about 12.37% of INTL Fcstone worth $120,980,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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Hot Financial Stocks For 2019: Macatawa Bank Corporation(MCBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note released on Friday morning.

    Separately, Hovde Group set a $11.00 price target on Macatawa Bank and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chemical Financial (NASDAQ: CHFC) and Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

Hot Financial Stocks For 2019: Old Second Bancorp Inc.(OSBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Hot Financial Stocks For 2019: Deutsche Bank AG(DB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE: DB) dropped about 6.9% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $11.99. Shares closed at $12.88 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $20.23. Volume of around 10 million shares was more than double the daily average.The bank is cutting thousands of jobs and some demands have been made to kick out the bank’s chairman.

  • [By Jordan Wathen, Matthew Frankel, and Sean Williams]

    Below, three Motley Fool investors explain why they believe Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB), and Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) are the best bank stocks to buy in July.

  • [By Shah Gilani]

    What’s been happening at Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: DB) is scary – because it may not be the only giant bank in trouble.

    Of course, Deutsche Bank officials say they’ve got plenty of capital and liquidity.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Airline stocks are falling as Wall Street analysts warn about a potential decline in market performance. Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB) downgraded several airline stocks Tuesday. The German investment bank noted that these companies typically underperform during times of heightened geopolitical risk similar to the ongoing trade disputes. Shares of American Airlines (Nasdaq: AAL), Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and United Continental (NYSE: UAL) all declined after the research firm’s downgrade.
    It’s starting to feel like 2006 all over again. A report from CoreLogic indicates that U.S. home prices increased by a staggering 7.1% year-over-year in May. Home prices have been surging thanks to a sharp decline in available inventory across the country. However, there could be a snag in the housing market in the coming months. The same report indicated that fewer Americans would look to buy should interest rates continue to rise. It’s a seller’s market right now.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: CPB, AMZN, EBAY
    Shares of Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) are up 4.2% in premarket hours. According to a report in the New York Post, activist hedge fund Third Point is pushing the company to explore a sale. The news comes a month after the same newspaper reported that Kraft Heinz (NYSE: KHC) has explored the idea of purchasing the company behind the iconic soup brand.
    Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) announced that its annual “Prime Day” will kick off on July 16. The event will now last 36 hours, a 20% increase from last year. The event could provide a boost to AMZN stock at a moment that most investors are increasingly worried about the impact of a trade war between the United States and China.
    eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) announced that it will maintain its alternative shopping event to Amazon Prime Day on July 17. Although the company never mentions Amazon by name, the company’s press release takes a shot at its rival by stating that customers won’t need to pay for a membership in or

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    As Deutsche Bank AG (DB) , Germany’s largest lender, retreats from its global ambitions in investment-banking and trading, Wall Street heavyweights JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) , Citigroup Inc. (C) and Bank of America Corp. (BAC) are poised to pick up the business that’s left behind.

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Following the release of the Dodd-Frank Act supervisory stress test 2017 (DFAST 2017) results last week, the Federal Reserve approved the capital plans of all 34 financial institutions participated in the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR).

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C), Fifth Third Bancorp (NYSE:FIT), Comerica Incorporated (NYSE:CMA), KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY), M&T Bank Corporation (NYSE:MTB), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC), U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) and The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:PNC) are among the major banks which received clearance from the Fed to raise their dividends or repurchase shares.

However, the capital plan of Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF)  received conditional consent on resubmission within six months.

The Fed’s nod to all the major U.S. banks reflects stability in the banking system to a great extent. All the bank holding companies (BHCs), with $50 billion or more in total consolidated assets, are part of DFAST 2017. Notably, in seven years of annual ‘stress tests’, this is the first time that all participating banks have received the Fed’s approval for capital plans.

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Macatawa Bank Corporation(MCBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note released on Friday morning.

    Separately, Hovde Group set a $11.00 price target on Macatawa Bank and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chemical Financial (NASDAQ: CHFC) and Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Maiden Hldgs Ltd(MHLD)

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 Ethan Ryder]

    Maiden (NASDAQ: MHLD) and Mercury General (NYSE:MCY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.

  • [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,

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc.(BNCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ: BNCL) and Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report released on Tuesday morning.

    Shares of Beneficial Bancorp opened at $16.35 on Tuesday, MarketBeat.com reports. The company has a quick ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51. The company has a market capitalization of $1.23 billion, a P/E ratio of 31.44 and a beta of 0.55. Beneficial Bancorp has a fifty-two week low of $14.40 and a fifty-two week high of $17.50.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Beneficial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:BNCL) Director Thomas J. Lewis sold 973 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.50, for a total value of $16,054.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) has trended positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Beneficial Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.38 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.8699493506664 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Valley National Bancorp(VLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Swiss National Bank lifted its position in Valley National Bank (NYSE:VLY) by 21.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 544,300 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 94,600 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned about 0.16% of Valley National Bank worth $6,782,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA lessened its holdings in Valley National Bank (NYSE:VLY) by 12.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 352,694 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 49,476 shares during the period. Federated Investors Inc. PA owned about 0.11% of Valley National Bank worth $4,395,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Valley National Bank (NYSE:VLY) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, May 22nd, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.11 per share by the financial services provider on Tuesday, July 3rd. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.39%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Trustmark (NASDAQ: TRMK) and Valley National Bank (NYSE:VLY) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk and earnings.

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The shares of KNR Constructions gained 3 percent in intraday Monday following the receipt of sanction letters from banks to finance their projects.

Three wholly owned subsidiary companies have received sanction letters from banks to finance their hybrid annuity mode (HAM) projects.

The three special purpose vehicles of the company including – KNR Tirumala Infra, KNR Chidambaram Infra and KNR Srirangam Infra have total bid cost of Rs 32,327.1 crore having construction period of 2 to 2.5 years.

With the receipt of above sanction letters, the company is well within the time line as specified in the concession agreement for financial closure of the above projects.

The company is in advance stage to get the sanction for remaining HAM project.

It has touched an intraday high of Rs 233.95 and an intraday low of Rs 227.05.

At 14:37 hrs KNR Constructions was quoting at Rs 230.00, up Rs 2.50, or 1.10 percent on the BSE.

Best Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Colony Bankcorp Inc.(CBAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media stories about Colony Bankcorp (NASDAQ:CBAN) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Colony Bankcorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.3992787299045 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about Colony Bankcorp (NASDAQ:CBAN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Colony Bankcorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.5935973221915 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Best Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Macatawa Bank Corporation(MCBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note released on Friday morning.

    Separately, Hovde Group set a $11.00 price target on Macatawa Bank and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chemical Financial (NASDAQ: CHFC) and Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

Best Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Pebblebrook Hotel Trust(PEB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Pebblebrook Hotel (PEB)

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Improving business travel demand during the first quarter drove Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE:PEB) to update its outlook earlier this month. Those travel trends turned out to be stronger than even its more optimistic expectations, helping the company to deliver results that were above the updated forecast. Because of that, the company is even more encouraged about what lies ahead in 2018.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE:PEB) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the thirteen research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $36.19.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

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    Pebblebrook Hotel (PEB) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $206.07 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Keep Company Secrets Safe With a Strong Publishing Process (cmswire.com) Analysts Anticipate Pebblebrook Hotel (PEB) to Post $0.73 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Pebblebrook Hotel Forecasted to Earn Q2 2018 Earnings of $0.72 Per Share (PEB) (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of brokerages recently issued reports on PEB. Boenning Scattergood restated a “hold” rating on shares of Pebblebrook Hotel in a report on Monday, April 30th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Pebblebrook Hotel from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $40.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Robert W. Baird lifted their target price on Pebblebrook Hotel from $37.00 to $38.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 1st. Finally, ValuEngine cut Pebblebrook Hotel from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Pebblebrook Hotel presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $36.61.

Best Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Digital Realty Trust Inc.(DLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Like Equinix, Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR) is a data center REIT. The company owns more than 200 data centers in the U.S. and international markets, and it leases its space to more than 2,300 customers. The company’s tenants include some of the most well-known tech names, such as Facebook, Oracle, and Verizon, just to name a few.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    This has created some pretty compelling bargains in the real-estate sector. One in particular that I bought more of recently was 3.8%-yielding Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR), which in late February dipped below $100 per share for the first time since 2016 after weak results from a competitor spooked investors and caused all data-center REITs to plunge.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

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

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    With that in mind, here’s why Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR), Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B), and Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) could be excellent additions to your portfolio, as well as those of your children and grandchildren, for decades to come.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale cut its stake in Digital Realty (NYSE:DLR) by 23.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 9,559 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 2,909 shares during the period. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale’s holdings in Digital Realty were worth $1,103,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This top data center company also is a solid play on the huge cloud and streaming content revolution. Digital Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: DLR) supports the data center and colocation strategies of more than 600 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Best Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: E-House(China)

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    The world’s largest operating utility-scale solar projects are concentrated in China and India, according to IEEFA. Based on company and press reports, as well as its own estimates, those include:

    RankingProject NameSize MWCountryProponent 1Tengger Desert Solar Park1,547ChinaChina National Grid Zhongwei Power Supply Co2Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park1,000IndiaAndhra Pradesh Solar Power Corporation Pvt Ltd3Datong Solar Power Top Runner Base1,000ChinaMultiple4Yanchi Ningxia Solar Park1,000ChinaHuawei Technologies Co5Longyangxia Dam Solar Park850ChinaState Power Investment Corporation (China)6Adani Kamuthi Solar Plant648IndiaAdani Green7Solar Star579U.S.BHE Renewables8Topaz Solar Farm550U.S.First Solar9Desert Sunlight Solar Farm550U.S.NextEra Energy, GE Energy Financial & Sumitomo10Nova Olinda Solar Farm292BrazilEnel Green Power

    China added 53 gigawatts of the 98 gigawatts of new solar capacity built last year, a 31 percent increase from the total 2017, IEEFA said, citing Bloomberg New Energy Finance data. Meanwhile, the per unit cost of electricity over the life of a generating asset fell 15 percent year-on-year to $86 a megawatt hour.

Best Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Stewart Information Services Corporation(STC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    StarChain (CURRENCY:STC) traded 13% higher against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on June 3rd. StarChain has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $3.20 million worth of StarChain was traded on exchanges in the last day. One StarChain token can currently be purchased for about $0.0814 or 0.00001057 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. In the last seven days, StarChain has traded 1.2% lower against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Argo Group (NASDAQ: AGII) and Stewart Information Services (NYSE:STC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    StarChain (CURRENCY:STC) traded 8.7% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on May 14th. StarChain has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $5.27 million worth of StarChain was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One StarChain token can now be purchased for about $0.0925 or 0.00001062 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. During the last seven days, StarChain has traded down 16.3% against the US dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    StarChain (CURRENCY:STC) traded down 2.8% against the dollar during the one day period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on May 31st. One StarChain token can now be bought for about $0.0729 or 0.00000971 BTC on exchanges. StarChain has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $2.12 million worth of StarChain was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, StarChain has traded down 18.5% against the dollar.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sangoma Technologies (CVE:STC) has been assigned a C$2.00 price objective by investment analysts at Acumen Capital in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Acumen Capital’s target price suggests a potential upside of 70.94% from the stock’s current price.

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Steelcase (NYSE:SCS) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallJun. 21, 2018 8:00 a.m. ET

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

Operator

Good day, everyone, and welcome to Steelcase’s first-quarter fiscal 2019 conference call. As a reminder, today’s call is being recorded. For opening remarks and introductions, I would like to turn the conference call over to Mr. Mike O’Meara, director of investor relations, financial planning, and analysis.

Mike O’Meara — Director of Investor Relations

Thank you, Bruce. Good morning, everyone. Thank you for joining us for the recap of our first-quarter financial results. Here with me today are Jim Keane, our president and chief executive officer, and Dave Sylvester, our senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Macatawa Bank Corporation(MCBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note released on Friday morning.

    Separately, Hovde Group set a $11.00 price target on Macatawa Bank and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chemical Financial (NASDAQ: CHFC) and Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: CME Group Inc.(CME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Deutsche Boerse (OTCMKTS: DBOEY) and CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Nucor (NUE) , Ball Corp (BLL) , Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and McDonald’s (MCD) .

    Cramer was bearish on United States Steel (X) , Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA) , Aqua America (WTR) and Mueller Water Products (MWA) .

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Thrivent Financial for Lutherans increased its position in CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) by 2.7% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 14,201 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 377 shares during the quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans’ holdings in CME Group were worth $2,297,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: ProAssurance Corporation(PRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Digital Realty Trust Inc.(DLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This top data center company also is a solid play on the huge cloud and streaming content revolution. Digital Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: DLR) supports the data center and colocation strategies of more than 600 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    This has created some pretty compelling bargains in the real-estate sector. One in particular that I bought more of recently was 3.8%-yielding Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR), which in late February dipped below $100 per share for the first time since 2016 after weak results from a competitor spooked investors and caused all data-center REITs to plunge.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

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

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

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

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

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: One Liberty Properties Inc.(OLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    One Liberty Properties, Inc. (NYSE:OLP) VP Justin Clair sold 3,100 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.00, for a total value of $77,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 32,566 shares in the company, valued at $814,150. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on One Liberty Properties (OLP)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on One Liberty Properties (OLP)

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Brookline Bancorp Inc.(BRKL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Head to Head Analysis: Brookline Bancorp (BRKL) & Kearny Financial (KRNY) (americanbankingnews.com) Head-To-Head Contrast: Brookline Bancorp (BRKL) versus Northfield Bancorp (NFBK) (americanbankingnews.com) The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Kforce, Burlington Stores, Brookline Bancorp, Federated National Holding and Salem Media Group (finance.yahoo.com) Brookline Bancorp (BRKL) vs. Charter Financial (CHFN) Critical Comparison (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub upgraded Brookline Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday. ValuEngine upgraded Brookline Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Brookline Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, May 16th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $17.17.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKL) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray upped their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Brookline Bancorp in a research report issued on Thursday, May 3rd. Piper Jaffray analyst M. Breese now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $0.28 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.27. Piper Jaffray has a “Hold” rating and a $16.50 price objective on the stock. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Brookline Bancorp’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.29 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.08 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.29 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.30 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.18 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ: BRKL) and People's United Financial (NASDAQ:PBCT) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Weingarten Realty Investors(WRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Weingarten Realty (WRI)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Thursday.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Shore Bancshares Inc(SHBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Shore Bancshares (NASDAQ:SHBI) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Shore Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.376414932679 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Shore Bancshares (NASDAQ:SHBI) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Shore Bancshares earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.3784121307224 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    LSV Asset Management increased its stake in Shore Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:SHBI) by 134.4% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 157,489 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 90,289 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management’s holdings in Shore Bancshares were worth $2,970,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: 1st Source Corporation(SRCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    1st Source (NASDAQ:SRCE)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $56.13 and last traded at $55.94, with a volume of 100 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $55.94.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    1st Source Co. (NASDAQ:SRCE) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $55.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on 1st Source (SRCE)

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Prudential Public Limited Company(PUK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Prudential (NYSE:PUK) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning.

    Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Prudential from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $57.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Berenberg Bank cut shares of Prudential from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Thursday, March 29th. Finally, Citigroup cut shares of Prudential from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $57.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Prudential (NYSE: PUK) and Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE:RGA) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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    Zacks Investment Research Lowers Prudential (PUK) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com) Financial wellness program popularity rises among employers, up 63 percentage points in two years (markets.financialcontent.com) FY2018 EPS Estimates for Prudential (PUK) Reduced by Jefferies Group (americanbankingnews.com) Jefferies Group Weighs in on Prudential’s FY2020 Earnings (PUK) (americanbankingnews.com) ValuEngine Downgrades Prudential (PUK) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of PUK stock traded down $0.02 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $51.56. 141,455 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 198,097. The firm has a market cap of $66.49 billion, a PE ratio of 13.79, a PEG ratio of 1.34 and a beta of 1.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a quick ratio of 0.03 and a current ratio of 0.03. Prudential has a 52-week low of $44.49 and a 52-week high of $55.36.

Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2019

Brokerages expect Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE:SNV) to announce sales of $356.41 million for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Seven analysts have provided estimates for Synovus Financial’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $358.70 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $353.15 million. Synovus Financial reported sales of $319.80 million during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 11.4%. The business is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 17th.

On average, analysts expect that Synovus Financial will report full year sales of $1.44 billion for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $1.43 billion to $1.45 billion. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the business will report sales of $1.54 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $1.52 billion to $1.56 billion. Zacks’ sales calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover Synovus Financial.

Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2019: Macatawa Bank Corporation(MCBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note released on Friday morning.

    Separately, Hovde Group set a $11.00 price target on Macatawa Bank and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th.

Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2019: Colony Bankcorp Inc.(CBAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media stories about Colony Bankcorp (NASDAQ:CBAN) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Colony Bankcorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.3992787299045 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2019: BofI Holding Inc.(BOFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    BofI Holding Inc(NASDAQ:BOFI) has made for a remarkable investment over the past decade. Its stock price is up an incredible 2,140% since the start of 2008, a remarkable17-foldbetter total return than theS&P 500over the same period of time. Over that period it has grown its assets almost 860% and increased earnings per share almost 2,600%.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Internet-only bankBofI Holding, Inc.(NASDAQ:BOFI) reported its third-quarter fiscal 2018 earnings after market close on April 26, delivering a solid 27% increase in earnings per share. Book value per share increased 16.5% in the quarter, spurred higher by 15% growth of its loan portfolio. Deposits also grew an impressive total, up 17% in the quarter, providing BofI with the necessary cash to fund its loan growth.

  • [By Michael Douglass]

    BofI(NASDAQ:BOFI) stock doesn’t fit anybody’s definition of “cheap.”

    To be more precise, it’s trading at 2.9 times tangible book value (TBV). That’s undeniably expensive for any bank; generally, you hope to see that ratio closer to 1.2 to 1.5 times TBV.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    The year was 1999 and “internet” stocks were all the rage. On opposite sides of the country, two banks — BofI Holding (NASDAQ:BOFI) and First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK)– were both betting on a business model of asset-light internet banking. Nearly two decades later, one of these banks has grown into a $2.6 billion force to be contended with, while the other lags behind with a market cap of less than $350 million.

  • [By Jordan Wathen, Matthew Frankel, and Dan Caplinger]

    Rather than gamble on the next big penny stock, investors would do well to buy quality companies worth owning for the long haul. In the article below, three Fool.com contributors make the case for BofI Holding (NASDAQ:BOFI),Jefferies Financial Group (NYSE:JEF), and The Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) as stocks to consider adding to your portfolio.

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    Bank of Internet (BOFI) : “I would hold that. I do like the major banks more right here.”

    Melco Resorts (MLCO) : “No, no, I like MGM Resorts (MGM) .”

Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2019: Brookline Bancorp Inc.(BRKL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Head to Head Analysis: Brookline Bancorp (BRKL) & Kearny Financial (KRNY) (americanbankingnews.com) Head-To-Head Contrast: Brookline Bancorp (BRKL) versus Northfield Bancorp (NFBK) (americanbankingnews.com) The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Kforce, Burlington Stores, Brookline Bancorp, Federated National Holding and Salem Media Group (finance.yahoo.com) Brookline Bancorp (BRKL) vs. Charter Financial (CHFN) Critical Comparison (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub upgraded Brookline Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday. ValuEngine upgraded Brookline Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Brookline Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, May 16th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $17.17.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ: BRKL) and People's United Financial (NASDAQ:PBCT) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKL) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray upped their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Brookline Bancorp in a research report issued on Thursday, May 3rd. Piper Jaffray analyst M. Breese now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $0.28 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.27. Piper Jaffray has a “Hold” rating and a $16.50 price objective on the stock. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Brookline Bancorp’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.29 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.08 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.29 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.30 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.18 EPS.

Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2019: Templeton Dragon Fund Inc.(TDF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Templeton Dragon Fund Inc common stock (NYSE:TDF) major shareholder City Of London Investment Grou bought 8,155 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 12th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $22.87 per share, with a total value of $186,504.85. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now

Tim Melvin

The big “money center” banks are at the pinnacle of the U.S. and global economies. Like sleeping next to an elephant, every single little move they make has an outsized impact on every dollar you own. No investor can afford to ignore what they’re doing, lest they end up on the wrong side of a gigantic capital wave.

The regionals – banks with presence in five, 10, or more states – are different. They’re important, don’t get me wrong, but I watch them like a hawk for the same reason I listen to the results of my annual physicals: to make sure everything’s working right, and nothing disastrous is looming out there.

That’s because, as the history of the financial crisis clearly tells us, regional banks are where you find the very first signs of the kind of gross stupidity and borderline criminal behavior that can spread to the money centers.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Macatawa Bank Corporation(MCBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note released on Friday morning.

    Separately, Hovde Group set a $11.00 price target on Macatawa Bank and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Magyar Bancorp Inc.(MGYR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Magyar Bancorp (NASDAQ:MGYR) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Magyar Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 48.0770691063571 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Patriot National Bancorp Inc.(PNBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Patriot National Bancorp (NASDAQ: PNBK) and Community Bank, N.A. (NYSE:CBU) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.(RNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    RenaissanceRe (NYSE: RNR) is one of 73 publicly-traded companies in the “Fire, marine, & casualty insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare RenaissanceRe to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Tree.com Inc.(TREE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rhumbline Advisers decreased its position in LendingTree (NASDAQ:TREE) by 13.9% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 13,988 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 2,252 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers’ holdings in LendingTree were worth $4,590,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    LendingTree opened at $271.05 on Wednesday, Marketbeat.com reports. The company has a market capitalization of $3.49 billion, a P/E ratio of 89.75, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 1.77. LendingTree has a 12-month low of $269.95 and a 12-month high of $278.10. The company has a current ratio of 3.33, a quick ratio of 3.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

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

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: WSB Holdings Inc.(WSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    In addition to Trump’s concerns about China and trade, the President also stated that he is unsure whether a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will take place as planned. Multiple media outlets this morning are questioning if the event will take place. The summit is tentatively planned for June 12. Banking stocks were on the move after Congress passed new laws designed to reduce regulations for thousands of financial institutions. The new rules will ensure that smaller banks are not facing the same strict rules as the bigger giants. The financial sector has been lobbying to changes to the Dodd-Frank Act since its inception after the 2008-09 financial crisis. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with members of the European Union on Tuesday. The CEO of the social media giant outraged European Parliament members after reportedly dodging questions about user privacy and the firm’s collection of personal data. During the conversation, EU members questioned whether Facebook is a monopoly and pondered if the firm should be broken up due to antitrust concerns.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TGT, LOW, TIF
    Shares of Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) fell nearly 6% after the retail giant fell short of earnings expectations before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share of $1.32. This figure missed Wall Street earnings expectations by six cents. The retail giant blamed poor spring weather for its performance and said that its bottom line has been impacted by the costs of upgrading its physical locations. Lowe’s Companies (NYSE: LOW) stock gained

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Colony Bankcorp Inc.(CBAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media stories about Colony Bankcorp (NASDAQ:CBAN) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Colony Bankcorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.3992787299045 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    U.S. sanctions of Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) may last longer than expected. According to The Wall Street Journal:

    Wells Fargo & Co. will remain constrained by a regulator-imposed limit on growth for longer than expected, its chief executive said Thursday, as the bank continues to address the ramifications of risk-management failures.

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    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) , Citigroup Inc.  (C)  Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC)  and BlackRock Inc. (BLK) reported first-quarter earnings on Thursday and Friday. Here are five things the reports show about the economic impact of President Donald Trump’s tax cuts and how the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate hikes are affecting consumers.

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    And Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) will report its fourth-quarter results before Fridays opening bell too. The consensus estimates are EPS of $1.07 and revenue of $22.3 billion. Shares closed most recently at $62.75, in a 52-week range of $49.27 to $63.05. The consensus price target is $61.74.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Argo Group International Holdings Ltd.(AGII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Argo Group (NASDAQ: AGII) and Stewart Information Services (NYSE:STC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: First Capital Bancorp Inc.(VA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows JetBlue Airways Corporation giving a good performance thats still not as good as that of large cap Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) while the performance ofAlaska Air Group, Inc (NYSE: ALK), which has acquired Virgin America Inc (NASDAQ: VA), seems to have slipped recently:

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now

In a recent study we used the National Retirement Risk Index (NRRI), which mea卢sures the percentage of working-age households who are at risk of being financially unprepared for retirement, to see whether people know if they are at risk.

The NRRI calculates for each of todays working households in the Federal Reserves Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) a replacement rate projected retirement income as a percentage of pre-retirement earnings and compares that replacement rate with a target re卢placement rate. Those who fail to come within 10% of the target are defined as at risk. The index shows that even if households work to age 65 and annuitize all their financial assets, including the receipts from reverse mortgages on their homes, 52% will be at risk of being unable to maintain their standard of living in retirement.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Weingarten Realty Investors(WRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 5 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: East West Bancorp Inc.(EWBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. lifted its stake in shares of East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC) by 0.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 419,124 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,196 shares during the quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. owned about 0.29% of East West Bancorp worth $26,212,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Macatawa Bank Corporation(MCBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note released on Friday morning.

    Separately, Hovde Group set a $11.00 price target on Macatawa Bank and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Timberland Bancorp Inc.(TSBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc.(BNCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) has trended positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Beneficial Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.38 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.8699493506664 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report released on Tuesday morning.

    Shares of Beneficial Bancorp opened at $16.35 on Tuesday, MarketBeat.com reports. The company has a quick ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51. The company has a market capitalization of $1.23 billion, a P/E ratio of 31.44 and a beta of 0.55. Beneficial Bancorp has a fifty-two week low of $14.40 and a fifty-two week high of $17.50.

Best Gold Stocks To Buy Right Now

Februarys historic surge in a prominent gauge of stock-market volatility may have ushered in an end to a protracted period of calm on Wall Street, but it also offers a worrisome sign about market structure during times of extreme turmoil.

According to a Goldman Sachs research note dated Monday, the rise of high-frequency traders, which employ lightning-fast computers to execute trades, arent prone to step in the stem the bleeding during market selloffs, citing Februarys spike in the Cboe Volatility Index
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Best Gold Stocks To Buy Right Now: Four Corners Property Trust, Inc.(FCPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Best Gold Stocks To Buy Right Now: China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd.(STV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sativacoin (CURRENCY:STV) traded 2.1% higher against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on May 9th. Over the last week, Sativacoin has traded up 0.1% against the US dollar. One Sativacoin coin can now be purchased for $0.0318 or 0.00000341 BTC on popular exchanges including Cryptopia and YoBit. Sativacoin has a market capitalization of $225,415.00 and $19.00 worth of Sativacoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Best Gold Stocks To Buy Right Now: Macatawa Bank Corporation(MCBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note released on Friday morning.

    Separately, Hovde Group set a $11.00 price target on Macatawa Bank and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th.

Best Gold Stocks To Buy Right Now: Occidental Petroleum Corporation(OXY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Oxycoin (CURRENCY:OXY) traded 3.1% higher against the dollar during the one day period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on May 20th. One Oxycoin coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.11 or 0.00001305 BTC on exchanges including Livecoin and Bit-Z. Oxycoin has a total market cap of $12.09 million and approximately $23,963.00 worth of Oxycoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last week, Oxycoin has traded 25.4% higher against the dollar.

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    Presto, West Texas Intermediate crude rose 3% to $71.18, the highest since December 2014, boosting shares of oil companies including Occidental (OXY) , which gained 4.8%, Marathon (MRO) , up 3.8%, and Apache (APA) , which gained 2.5%. Spot gasoline also rose 2.7% to $2.17 a gallon, boding ill for the summer driving season in the U.S. and potentially eroding any gains middle-class Americans received from the Trump tax cuts.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Occidental Petroleum Corp.s (NYSE: OXY) short interest decreased to 11.44 million shares from the previous reading of 11.77 million. Shares recently traded at $69.65, in a 52-week range of $57.20 to $78.09.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-two analysts that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eleven have issued a hold recommendation and eight have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $76.94.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Occidental Petroleum Corp.s (NYSE: OXY) short interest increased to 10.74 million shares from the previous reading of 9.91 million. Shares recently traded at $76.60, in a 52-week range of $57.20 to $78.09.

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    Already, shale companies such as Encana (ECA) , Occidental Petroleum (OXY) and Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) , among others, are reporting higher cash flows and earnings on higher oil prices. As a result, they are paying down debt, increasing dividends and engaging in buybacks. This is a dramatic improvement in shareholder yield for the group.

Best Gold Stocks To Buy Right Now: Credit Suisse Group(CS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of AXA (EPA:CS) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eighteen brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is €27.18 ($32.35).

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Just look at what happened to traders who got involved in the now-defunct VelocityShares Daily Inverse ETN (XIV), a particularly nasty piece of financial engineering created by Credit Suisse Group (NYSE: CS).

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 19.7 percent to $35 in pre-market trading. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 13.5 percent to $16.88 in pre-market trading after climbing 104.82 percent on Tuesday.
    Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE) shares rose 11.3 percent to $43.81 in pre-market trading as the company reported upbeat results for its third quarter on Tuesday.
    The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) rose 9.6 percent to $125.98 in pre-market trading.
    Aduro BioTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADRO) rose 5.8 percent to $7.25 in pre-market trading after falling 1.44 percent on Tuesday.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 5.2 percent to $22.42 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) rose 5.2 percent to $32.05 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 5 percent to $17.11 in pre-market trading following strong Q1 results.
    Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (NYSE: HMY) shares rose 4.4 percent to $2.02 in pre-market trading.
    22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE: XXII) rose 4.9 percent to $2.15 in pre-market trading after dropping 8.07 percent on Tuesday.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.1 percent to $102.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT) rose 3.3 percent to $61 in pre-market trading following upbeat quarterly earnings.

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    FAANG stocks are attempting to rebound today after a brutal sell-off hit the Nasdaq components Tuesday. The social media giant Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) will report earnings after the bell, but it’s likely that analysts are more interested in the company’s ongoing response to a data scandal that rocked investor sentiment and spurred privacy fears during the first quarter. Wall Street forecasts EPS of $1.36 on top of $11.45 billion in revenue.
    Right now, the 10-year interest rate is sitting on the border of 3%. And this news has many investors jittery about the impact on the stock market and the broader economy. Of course, many people forget that interest rates remain historically low for this stage of an economic expansion. And inflation targets remain stubbornly elusive for members of the U.S. Federal Reserve. The truth is that investors have little to worry about regarding interest rates. Instead, they should listen to Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald, who offered his insight to Fox Business Network earlier this week. Here’s what Keith had to say.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TWTR, CS, GE
    General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is under pressure to fire its auditor of 109 years, KPMG (for perspective, GE began its longtime relationship with KPMG a year after the first Model-T was built). Shareholder rights firms Glass-Lewis and Institutional Shareholder Services are spearheading the change and will push for adjustments during the firm’s annual shareholder meeting. The move comes after a calamitous year for GE, which saw the company become the worst-performing Dow component of 2017.
    Twitter Inc. (NYSE TWTR) will lead a very busy day of earnings reports. The social media giant is expected to report EPS of $0.12 on top of $609.8 million in revenue.
    Shares inCredit Suisse(ADR) (NYSE: CS) rallied more than 4% today after the Swiss financial giant beat earnings expectations before the bell. This was a significant milestone for Cr

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AXA (EPA:CS) has been given a €27.50 ($32.74) target price by research analysts at Kepler Capital Markets in a report released on Thursday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Kepler Capital Markets’ price target indicates a potential upside of 20.61% from the company’s current price.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018

An extended bout of low prices and tepid wage growth are showing signs of ending and that has government-bond investors bracing for a new inflation regime.

Rising inflation is anathema to bonds because it can erode the securitys fixed value, which is a notable headwind for longer-dated government paper.

Contributing to the anticipation of higher inflation are climbing commodity prices, improving global growth and lingering fears that tightening labor markets will eventually translate into higher wage gains. That has stoked fears that a pick up in what has otherwise been stubbornly low inflation will blindside Treasury buyers.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: Veeva Systems Inc.(VEEV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Synovus Financial Corp bought a new position in shares of Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 2,741 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $201,000.

  • [By Kristine Harjes]

    In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Healthcare, host Kristine Harjes interviews Matt Wallach, the co-founder and president of cloud computing companyVeeva Systems(NYSE:VEEV). Veeva serves healthcare companies across the board, from fledgling biotechs to massive stalwarts like Johnson & Johnson, and many investors see big potential for sustainable, long-term growth in the future.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Matt Wallach is the co-founder and president of Veeva Systems(NYSE:VEEV), a cloud-based software company that found success catering to the life-sciences industry. But the company isn’t stopping there.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: Cimpress N.V(CMPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Cimpress (CMPR) Earns Hold Rating from SunTrust Banks (americanbankingnews.com) Katryn Blake Sells 9,297 Shares of Cimpress (CMPR) Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Insider Selling: Cimpress (CMPR) CEO Sells 4,648 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Cimpress’ (CMPR) “Sell” Rating Reiterated at Aegis (americanbankingnews.com) Cimpress (CMPR) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the company. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $144.00 price target on shares of Cimpress in a report on Tuesday. ValuEngine raised Cimpress from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Aegis reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a $114.00 price target on shares of Cimpress in a report on Tuesday. BidaskClub cut Cimpress from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, May 4th. Finally, Barrington Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $165.00 price target on shares of Cimpress in a report on Tuesday, May 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $140.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SunTrust Banks reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of Cimpress (NASDAQ:CMPR) in a research note published on Tuesday. SunTrust Banks currently has a $144.00 price objective on the business services provider’s stock.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Cimpress NV(NASDAQ:CMPR)announced fiscal third-quarter 2018 results on Wednesday after the market closed, detailing the continued fruits of last year’s Vistaprint restructuring and steady growth at each of its three core business segments.Still, shares of the mass customization specialist were down on Thursday in response to the news.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated(COKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (NASDAQ:COKE) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The company reported ($0.85) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.88 by ($1.73), reports. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated had a return on equity of 11.63% and a net margin of 2.23%.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (NASDAQ: COKE) and Coca Cola Femsa (NYSE:KOF) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: Macatawa Bank Corporation(MCBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note released on Friday morning.

    Separately, Hovde Group set a $11.00 price target on Macatawa Bank and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: EPAM Systems, Inc.(EPAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Constant advances in technology require companies of all sizes to make efforts to keep up and take maximum advantage of new capabilities before competitors do. That puts companies like EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM) in a great position, because the resulting demand for IT services is constant and growing. EPAM did a good job of fulfilling its potential for strong growth in 2017, and the IT services specialist has high hopes that 2018 will bring even more gains.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: Limelight Networks Inc.(LLNW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    (Nasdaq: CNET)

    $2.95 34.76%
    Seadrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) $0.28 33.81%
    Intelsat Corp. (NYSE: I) $9.11 31.50%
    Navios Maritime Midstream Partners LP (NYE: NAP) $4.42 29.18%
    Limelight Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: LLNW) $4.89 28.61%
    Enphase Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: ENPH) $5.05 24.62%

    As you can see in the table above, penny stocks have the potential to provide tremendous returns for enterprising investors. However, it’s important to note that investing in penny stocks is also incredibly risky.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) got a boost, shooting up 25 percent to $5.14 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE: TER) fell 10.8 percent to $37.02 in pre-market trading after the company issued downbeat Q2 guidance.
    Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW) fell 9.2 percent to $122.29 in pre-market trading. Edwards Lifesciences reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter, but issued weak earnings guidance for the second quarter.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) fell 8.8 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading after rising 4.13 percent on Tuesday.
    Gold Fields Limited (ADR) (NYSE: GFI) fell 8.6 percent to $3.61 in pre-market trading.
    Natus Medical Incorporated (NASDAQ: BABY) fell 8.2 percent to $32.95 in pre-market trading after the company issued weak forecast for the second quarter.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) shares fell 7.9 percent to $3.50 in pre-market trading after climbing 27.09 percent on Tuesday.
    Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (NYSE: BEDU) shares fell 6.7 percent to $13.58 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Sangamo Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SGMO) fell 5.9 percent to $16.75 in pre-market trading following announcement of a $200 million common stock offering.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) shares fell 5.7 percent to $3.29 in pre-market trading after declining 3.32 percent on Tuesday.
    Euronav NV (NYSE: EURN) fell 4.8 percent to $8.40 in pre-market trading.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) shares fell 4.3 percent to $4.69 in pre-market trading.
    Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc (NASDAQ: GLPI) shares fell 4.1 percent to $32.92 in pre-market trading after the company issued downbeat quarterly results and reported the retirement of CFO William Clifford

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) got a boost, shooting up 26 percent to $5.17 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Source: ThinkstockJanuary 9, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 0.1% at 2,751.46. The DJIA closed up 0.4% at 25,387.17. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.1% at 7,163.58.

Tuesday was another positive day for the markets, with all three of the major exchanges hitting all-time highs yet again. With earnings season just around the corner, we will finally get to see if the fundamentals are backing up this rally. Crude oil reached above $63 in this session. The S&P 500 sectors were more or less split down the middle. The best performing sectors were health care and financials, up 1.2% and 0.9%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were real estate and utilities, down 1.1% and 0.9%, respectively.

Crude oil was up nearly 2% at $62.89.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Potlatch Corporation(PCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America bought a new position in PotlatchDeltic (NASDAQ:PCH) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 78,505 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $4,086,000. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America owned approximately 0.19% of PotlatchDeltic at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PotlatchDeltic (NASDAQ:PCH) was upgraded by equities researchers at Vertical Research to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Monday, The Fly reports. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Stratus Properties Inc.(STRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    NASDAQ STRS traded down $0.25 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $31.10. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 528 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,123. Stratus Properties has a 52 week low of $26.15 and a 52 week high of $32.15. The company has a quick ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.74.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Tree.com Inc.(TREE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    LendingTree opened at $271.05 on Wednesday, Marketbeat.com reports. The company has a market capitalization of $3.49 billion, a P/E ratio of 89.75, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 1.77. LendingTree has a 12-month low of $269.95 and a 12-month high of $278.10. The company has a current ratio of 3.33, a quick ratio of 3.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

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

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Macatawa Bank Corporation(MCBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note released on Friday morning.

    Separately, Hovde Group set a $11.00 price target on Macatawa Bank and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Saratoga Investment Corp(SAR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Saratoga Investment (NYSE:SAR) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Wednesday.

    A number of other analysts have also issued reports on the stock. National Securities reiterated a neutral rating and set a $24.00 price target (up from $23.00) on shares of Saratoga Investment in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Saratoga Investment from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Finally, B. Riley initiated coverage on shares of Saratoga Investment in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. They set a buy rating and a $23.50 price target on the stock. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Saratoga Investment presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $24.38.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Headlines about Saratoga Investment (NYSE:SAR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Saratoga Investment earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.4912059514825 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.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce(CM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSE:CM) (NYSE:CM) – Analysts at Desjardins reduced their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, May 2nd. Desjardins analyst D. Young now forecasts that the company will post earnings of $2.85 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $2.86.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Southern First Bancshares Inc.(SFST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Credit Suisse Group(CS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    HSBC set a €27.00 ($32.14) price objective on AXA (EPA:CS) in a research report released on Wednesday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    FAANG stocks are attempting to rebound today after a brutal sell-off hit the Nasdaq components Tuesday. The social media giant Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) will report earnings after the bell, but it’s likely that analysts are more interested in the company’s ongoing response to a data scandal that rocked investor sentiment and spurred privacy fears during the first quarter. Wall Street forecasts EPS of $1.36 on top of $11.45 billion in revenue.
    Right now, the 10-year interest rate is sitting on the border of 3%. And this news has many investors jittery about the impact on the stock market and the broader economy. Of course, many people forget that interest rates remain historically low for this stage of an economic expansion. And inflation targets remain stubbornly elusive for members of the U.S. Federal Reserve. The truth is that investors have little to worry about regarding interest rates. Instead, they should listen to Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald, who offered his insight to Fox Business Network earlier this week. Here’s what Keith had to say.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TWTR, CS, GE
    General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is under pressure to fire its auditor of 109 years, KPMG (for perspective, GE began its longtime relationship with KPMG a year after the first Model-T was built). Shareholder rights firms Glass-Lewis and Institutional Shareholder Services are spearheading the change and will push for adjustments during the firm’s annual shareholder meeting. The move comes after a calamitous year for GE, which saw the company become the worst-performing Dow component of 2017.
    Twitter Inc. (NYSE TWTR) will lead a very busy day of earnings reports. The social media giant is expected to report EPS of $0.12 on top of $609.8 million in revenue.
    Shares inCredit Suisse(ADR) (NYSE: CS) rallied more than 4% today after the Swiss financial giant beat earnings expectations before the bell. This was a significant milestone for Cr

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 19.7 percent to $35 in pre-market trading. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 13.5 percent to $16.88 in pre-market trading after climbing 104.82 percent on Tuesday.
    Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE) shares rose 11.3 percent to $43.81 in pre-market trading as the company reported upbeat results for its third quarter on Tuesday.
    The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) rose 9.6 percent to $125.98 in pre-market trading.
    Aduro BioTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADRO) rose 5.8 percent to $7.25 in pre-market trading after falling 1.44 percent on Tuesday.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 5.2 percent to $22.42 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) rose 5.2 percent to $32.05 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 5 percent to $17.11 in pre-market trading following strong Q1 results.
    Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (NYSE: HMY) shares rose 4.4 percent to $2.02 in pre-market trading.
    22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE: XXII) rose 4.9 percent to $2.15 in pre-market trading after dropping 8.07 percent on Tuesday.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.1 percent to $102.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT) rose 3.3 percent to $61 in pre-market trading following upbeat quarterly earnings.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    AXA (EPA:CS) has been given a €27.50 ($32.74) target price by research analysts at Kepler Capital Markets in a report released on Thursday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Kepler Capital Markets’ price target indicates a potential upside of 20.61% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Just look at what happened to traders who got involved in the now-defunct VelocityShares Daily Inverse ETN (XIV), a particularly nasty piece of financial engineering created by Credit Suisse Group (NYSE: CS).

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Brookline Bancorp Inc.(BRKL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKL) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray upped their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Brookline Bancorp in a research report issued on Thursday, May 3rd. Piper Jaffray analyst M. Breese now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $0.28 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.27. Piper Jaffray has a “Hold” rating and a $16.50 price objective on the stock. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Brookline Bancorp’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.29 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.08 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.29 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.30 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.18 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ: BRKL) and People's United Financial (NASDAQ:PBCT) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Special Opportunities Fund Inc.(SPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Spartan Energy (TSE:SPE) insider Albert Jason Stark sold 21,706 shares of Spartan Energy stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$6.48, for a total transaction of C$140,654.88.

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It's official – investors have borrowed more cash than ever to buy stocks…   We're talking nearly $600 billion borrowed "on margin" – when you add up the margin debt on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Nasdaq stock markets.   It's more money than investors borrowed at the peak of the dot-com boom in 2000. And more money than the 2007 peak just before the global financial crisis.   That sounds scary, right?   Many "experts" who are looking for a reason for the market to go down might point to it as a sign of the top. But is it something to worry about? Let's take a look…   This chart shows the NYSE's margin debt versus the S&P 500 Index. You can see that we're now at an all-time high… above previous highs when stocks peaked in 2000 and 2007.  

Top 10 Financial Stocks For 2018: Stewart Information Services Corporation(STC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    StarChain (CURRENCY:STC) traded 8.7% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on May 14th. StarChain has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $5.27 million worth of StarChain was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One StarChain token can now be purchased for about $0.0925 or 0.00001062 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. During the last seven days, StarChain has traded down 16.3% against the US dollar.

Top 10 Financial Stocks For 2018: Saratoga Investment Corp(SAR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Saratoga Investment (SAR)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Headlines about Saratoga Investment (NYSE:SAR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Saratoga Investment earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.4912059514825 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 Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Saratoga Investment (NYSE:SAR) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Wednesday.

    A number of other analysts have also issued reports on the stock. National Securities reiterated a neutral rating and set a $24.00 price target (up from $23.00) on shares of Saratoga Investment in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Saratoga Investment from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Finally, B. Riley initiated coverage on shares of Saratoga Investment in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. They set a buy rating and a $23.50 price target on the stock. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Saratoga Investment presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $24.38.

Top 10 Financial Stocks For 2018: Macatawa Bank Corporation(MCBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note released on Friday morning.

    Separately, Hovde Group set a $11.00 price target on Macatawa Bank and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th.

Top 10 Financial Stocks For 2018: Potlatch Corporation(PCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PotlatchDeltic (NASDAQ:PCH) was upgraded by equities researchers at Vertical Research to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Monday, The Fly reports. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

Top 10 Financial Stocks For 2018: Brookline Bancorp Inc.(BRKL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ: BRKL) and People's United Financial (NASDAQ:PBCT) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKL) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray upped their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Brookline Bancorp in a research report issued on Thursday, May 3rd. Piper Jaffray analyst M. Breese now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $0.28 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.27. Piper Jaffray has a “Hold” rating and a $16.50 price objective on the stock. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Brookline Bancorp’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.29 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.08 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.29 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.30 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.18 EPS.

Top 10 Financial Stocks For 2018: eHealth Inc.(EHTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) jumped 46.7 percent to $16.1331. The low-float small-cap clinical stage gene therapy company saw its stock rally nearly 150 percent from Monday through Thursday. Formal news hasn't been announced this week that would support a triple-digit percentage rally (including more than 200 percent at one point on Thursday) but the quiet period following its initial public offering will expire on May 8.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares gained 24.7 percent to $36.17. Celyad reported the publication of THINK study case report of CYAD-01 Induced Complete Remission in relapsed/refractory AML patient in haematologica.
    DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOM) shares jumped 23.2 percent to $39.00 after the company reported upbeat Q1 results and issued upbeat Q2 guidance.
    eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) gained 21.8 percent to $19.58 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.
    Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA) climbed 20.4 percent to $27.20 following Q1 results.
    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares jumped 18.2 percent to $304.135 following strong quarterly results.
    Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) gained 13.9 percent to $12.70 as the company reported Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NYSE: ZYME) gained 13.8 percent to $17.36.
    Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: COCP) rose 11.8 percent to $2.336 after declining 25.09 percent on Thursday.
    ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN) shares surged 11.7 percent to $11.75 after the company announced 'successful completion of interim analysis' for FORWARD I Phase 3 mirvetuximab soravtansine trial.
    Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELOX) gained 9.5 percent to $12.70.
    Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) shares rose 8.5 percent to $115.3801 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) shares rose 8.3 percent to $6.50. The stock moved higher after a Reuters report suggested ongoing merger talks with T-M
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) got a boost, shooting up 19 percent to $19.04 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.

    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares were also up, gaining 17 percent to $301.12 following strong quarterly results.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) got a boost, shooting up 16 percent to $18.64 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.

    Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA) shares were also up, gaining 25 percent to $28.35 following Q1 results.

Top 10 Financial Stocks For 2018: United Bankshares Inc.(UBSI)

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Top 10 Financial Stocks For 2018: Shore Bancshares Inc(SHBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Shore Bancshares (NASDAQ:SHBI) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Shore Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.376414932679 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Financial Stocks For 2018: Magyar Bancorp Inc.(MGYR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Magyar Bancorp (NASDAQ:MGYR) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Magyar Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 48.0770691063571 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Financial Stocks For 2018: Peoples Bancorp Inc.(PEBO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report released on Friday.

    Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on PEBO. Boenning Scattergood reissued a hold rating on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. Hovde Group set a $39.00 price objective on shares of Peoples Bancorp and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Peoples Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $37.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. ValuEngine raised shares of Peoples Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill reissued a hold rating and issued a $37.00 price objective on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Peoples Bancorp has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $38.00.

Best Stocks To Invest In 2018

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Its 2017, and the FOMO (fear of missing out) is real. Luckily, social media is around to capture every moment. Every time you log on to Facebook, you see Janet, an acquaintance from high school, and she just updated her photo album with pictures from her latest adventure to San Francisco. Instagram and Twitter arent much better. On Insta, you see shot after shot of Mark, the guy who sat behind you in Economics 101, proposing to his girlfriend at the beach while Twitter rolled out 140 more characters so your cousin Sam can tweet about how much she OMG LOVES her new job twice as much.

Best Stocks To Invest In 2018: CSX Corporation(CSX)

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    CSX Corp. (CSX) shares rose slightly ahead of its first-quarter financial results, which will be released after the bell Tuesday, April 17.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CSX Co. (NASDAQ:CSX) CEO James M. Foote bought 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 2nd. The stock was acquired at an average price of $59.91 per share, for a total transaction of $299,550.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

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    Railroad CSX (CSX) is another stealth tech company. CSX saw its load volumes decrease this quarter, but was still able to crush earnings estimates thanks to increased efficiencies that stemmed from — you guessed it — technology. Shares of CSX were up 7.8% on the day.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Market fears of an escalating Middle Eastern conflict abated thanks to last week’s military strikes against the Syrian government. On Friday, April 13, U.S. forces joined the United Kingdom and France in retaliation for a chemical gas attack carried out by the Syrian government. The military exercise came at a time that tensions are also rising in the Middle East between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
    Today, several members of the U.S. Federal Reserve will be speaking at events around the globe, including San Francisco Fed President John Williams and Chicago Fed Bank President Charles Evans. But no one will be more watched today than Fed Gov. Randal Quarles, who will testify before the U.S. House Financial Services Commission. Quarles will provide testimony on the central bank’s plans to regulate and oversee the financial system. Expect a wealth of questions about the Fed’s plans to raise interest rates and manage its massive balance sheet. Money MorningLiquidity SpecialistLee Adler offers you advice on how to play the Fed’s problems, right here.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: GS, NFLX, TSLA, and ROKU
    Shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) added 0.6% after the Wall Street bank easily topped Q1 earnings and revenue estimates. The firm reportedearnings per share (EPS) of $6.95 on top of more than $10 billion in revenue. Analysts projected EPS of $5.67 on top of $8.89 billion. The investment bank hiked its quarterly dividend and said that revenue from equity trading rallied thanks to an uptick in recent market volatility.
    Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) are flat on the news that the firm will suspend production of its Model 3 vehicles. The firm said the temporary halt in production will aim to “improve automation” and address ongoing bottlenecks in its production process.
    Shares of Roku Inc. (Nasdaq: ROKU) popped more than 8.2% on news that Steven Cohen’s family office has taken a passive 5.1% stake in the company. The streaming device manufactur

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    In this segment from theMarketFoolery podcast, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker take a gander at the results from freight railroad giant CSX (NASDAQ:CSX), which earned almost $700 million in its first quarter — a huge beat relative to expectations, with bottom-line growth of more than 50% annually.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    It also hasn’t helped that competitorCSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX) just reported a massive year-over-year jump of nearly 6 percentage points in its operating ratio, from 69.4% to 63.7%, in the first quarter of 2018.I recently described how a more aggressive approach to operations appears to be fueling CSX’s productivity. And yet it should be acknowledged that CSX isn’t facing a congestion event like Union Pacific’s.

Best Stocks To Invest In 2018: Performant Financial Corporation(PFMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PFMT) were down 29 percent to $2.20. Performant Financial is expected to release Q1 earnings on May 8.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares dipped 47.8 percent to $4.60. Check-Cap priced its upsized underwritten offering of public units at $5.50 per unit.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) shares fell 41.5 percent to $2.57.
    Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC) dropped 35.1 percent to $29.50 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) dropped 34.8 percent to $3.75 after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 25.2 percent to $24.01 after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) dropped 22.5 percent to $45.73 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 19.6 percent to $52.075 following Q1 earnings.
    Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVM) shares declined 18.1 percent to $5.20. Adverum Biotech disclosed that its CEO Amber Salzman is stepping down.
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    Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: BAS) fell 17.2 percent to $13.65 following Q1 results.
    Xperi Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER) declined 15.8 percent to $19.40 after announcing Q1 results.
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    Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PFMT) dropped 14.2 percent to $2.65.
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Best Stocks To Invest In 2018: Macatawa Bank Corporation(MCBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note released on Friday morning.

    Separately, Hovde Group set a $11.00 price target on Macatawa Bank and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th.

Best Stocks To Invest In 2018: Blueprint Medicines Corporation(BPMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in BPMC. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its position in Blueprint Medicines by 57.3% in the 4th quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 1,866 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $141,000 after acquiring an additional 680 shares in the last quarter. QS Investors LLC acquired a new position in Blueprint Medicines in the 4th quarter valued at about $173,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. acquired a new position in Blueprint Medicines in the 4th quarter valued at about $183,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC grew its position in Blueprint Medicines by 942.7% in the 4th quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 2,513 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $190,000 after acquiring an additional 2,272 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado acquired a new position in Blueprint Medicines in the 4th quarter valued at about $227,000. 97.79% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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    Blueprint Medicines Company Profile

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Fernwood Investment Management LLC lessened its holdings in shares of Blueprint Medicines (NASDAQ:BPMC) by 29.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 2,696 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after selling 1,120 shares during the period. Fernwood Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Blueprint Medicines were worth $247,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Stocks To Invest In 2018: Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc(ADAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Adaptimmune Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ADAP) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The biotechnology company reported ($0.04) EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.24) by $0.20, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Adaptimmune Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 32.26% and a negative net margin of 185.39%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned ($3.00) EPS.

Best Stocks To Invest In 2018: Rockwell Automation, Inc.(ROK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) and Oxford Instruments (OTCMKTS:OXINF) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

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