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Top 5 Stocks To Own For 2019

Wells Fargo & Co.’s investors have a big day ahead — and so do the company’s critics.

Activist groups are planning a march Tuesday in Des Moines, Iowa, where the bank is holding its annual shareholders meeting, as well as “sister” protests in cities across the U.S.

Organizers are signaling a long list of grievances, including the firm’s consumer banking scandals, labor practices and work with the National Rifle Association. One invitation indicates that while investors vote on backing the bank’s leadership inside a downtown Marriott, some of the company’s own employees may speak against it outside.

Read more: Teachers union calls out Wells Fargo over gun industry ties

California Treasurer John Chiang offered a preview Monday, holding a news conference next to the lender’s San Francisco headquarters to renew his call for the removal of Chief Executive Officer Tim Sloan and board member John Baker. The bank should hire an outsider as CEO and stop forcing arbitration on aggrieved consumers, he said.

Top 5 Stocks To Own For 2019: BlackLine, Inc. (BL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    BlackLine Inc (NASDAQ:BL) offers cloud-based accounting software-as-a-service (SaaS) to companies, giving its customers the ability to perform continuous accounting, which, as opposed to batch processing, allows companies to automate cumbersome accounting tasks, saving them time and resources. It also gives them important data in real time, rather than having to wait until the end of a month or quarter when accounts have traditionally been reconciled.

  • [By Keith Speights, Sean Williams, and Brian Feroldi]

    We asked three Motley Fool contributors to identify which small-cap stocks they like right now. They picked cloud-based software provider Blackline (NASDAQ:BL), up-and-coming biotech Supernus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SUPN), and cannabis distributor Origin House (NASDAQOTH:ORHOF). Here’s why these three small-cap stocks especially stand out.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Thankfully, I recently came across an under-the-radar business that I believe is nicely positioned to deliver for its investors: BlackLine, Inc. (NASDAQ:BL). This founder-led software company is growing fast, boasts a rock-solid business model, and has a wide-open market opportunity ahead. Those factors make me believe that it’s a great company for growth-stock investors to add to their IRAs.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    So where am I going to invest my capital? While I’m still refining my list, here are seven stocks that I currently own that I’m strongly considering adding to:

    Hubspot (NYSE: HUBS) — A software-as-a-service provider that is pioneering the shift toward “inbound” marketing. HealthEquity (NASDAQ: HQY) — A fast-growing company focused on Health Savings Accounts that boasts three sources of recurring revenue. Axon Enterprise (NASDAQ: AAXN) — The leading provider of Taser stun guns, law enforcement body cameras, and evidence-management software. Paycom Software (NYSE: PAYC) — A founder-led payroll-processor company that is gobbling up market share. Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE) — The company’s push to the cloud is driving double-digit gains in revenue and profits. AppFolio (NASDAQ: APPF) — A software-as-a-service provider focused on servicing business owners in several niche markets.  BlackLine (NASDAQ: BL) — A software company that is attempting to bring the accounting process into the 21st century. 

    All seven of these businesses are poised to deliver double-digit organic revenue and profit growth over the next five years. That’s a prospect I find quite enticing, and I think the odds are very favorable that they’ll outperform Apple as a group from here. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of BL traded up $0.79 on Thursday, reaching $49.24. The stock had a trading volume of 470,180 shares, compared to its average volume of 370,403. Blackline has a 12-month low of $33.31 and a 12-month high of $58.11. The stock has a market cap of $2.65 billion, a PE ratio of -133.08 and a beta of 1.03.

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Top 5 Stocks To Own For 2019: SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Industrials led the market, with the Industrial Select SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLI) rising 1.5%. Biotechnology stocks struggled; the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEMKT:XBI) fell 2%.

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    In a sea of red, small-cap biotech stocks stood strong during Wednesday’s trading session. The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE:XBI) finished the day higher by more than 1.25% while the Nasdaq Composite was stuck in the red. XBI’s comeback rally that began to materialize just before Christmas is now threatening to break out to new highs.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Boyer & Corporon Wealth Management LLC decreased its holdings in SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEARCA:XBI) by 9.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 64,434 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 6,901 shares during the quarter. SPDR S&P Biotech ETF accounts for about 2.7% of Boyer & Corporon Wealth Management LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 5th largest position. Boyer & Corporon Wealth Management LLC owned approximately 0.11% of SPDR S&P Biotech ETF worth $6,133,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    But the biotech sector crushed the market, with the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE: XBI) returning a market-beating 43.36% in 2017, nearly double the broader S&P 500.

Top 5 Stocks To Own For 2019: AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.(AFSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $2.14 billion before the opening bell. Campbell Soup shares fell 0.18 percent to $39.15 in after-hours trading.
    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter. Applied Materials shares fell 4.48 percent to $51.54 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) to have earned $3.29 per share on revenue of $9.83 billion in the latest quarter. Deere will release earnings before the markets open. Deere shares dropped 1.23 percent to $145.00 in after-hours trading.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) shares rose over 5 percent in after-hours trading after a 13D filing from Carl Icahn shows a new 9.38 percent stake in the company. The filing also shows language from Icahn that strongly opposes a go-private transaction. AmTrust Financial shares climbed 5.81 percent to $14.21 in the after-hours trading session.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub cut shares of AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Thursday morning.

    Several other research firms have also issued reports on AFSI. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a $14.58 rating and set a $14.75 price target on shares of AmTrust Financial Services in a research report on Wednesday, July 18th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of AmTrust Financial Services from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday, June 18th. Finally, B. Riley upped their price target on shares of AmTrust Financial Services from $12.00 to $14.75 and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and seven have given a hold rating to the company. AmTrust Financial Services has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $14.92.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Carl Icahn fired off a letter to the board of AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ: AFSI) Thursday, blasting the firm for pursuing an “opportunistic going-private transaction” that would squeeze out minority shareholders: Link

Top 5 Stocks To Own For 2019: Scudder Municiple Income Trust(KTF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Fiera Capital Corp raised its holdings in shares of Deutsche Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:KTF) by 46.0% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 353,686 shares of the investment management company’s stock after purchasing an additional 111,410 shares during the quarter. Fiera Capital Corp’s holdings in Deutsche Municipal Income Trust were worth $3,898,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 5 Stocks To Own For 2019: Nuveen Massachusetts Premium Income Municipal Fund(NMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019

Home sellers are partying like it’s 2006.

Real estate prices posted an annual gain of 6.3% in February, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices.

On a national level, home prices are up 6.7% from their peak in July 2006, and have been rising continuously for the past 70 months.

“It’s getting increasingly difficult to be a buyer,” said Keith Gumbinger, vice president of HSH.com.

Home buyers in Seattle, Las Vegas and San Francisco are facing the biggest gains. Seattle prices rose the most with a 12.7% year-over-year price increase, while Las Vegas prices jumped 11.6%.

But so far exploding price increases haven’t stopped home buyers. Homes are still flying off the shelves.

For instance, the typical property in Seattle spent 29 days on the market in February, according to Realtor.com. In Vegas, time spent on the market was 42 days, and homes in San Francisco sell in just 21 days.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Lockheed Martin Corporation(LMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Embraer has been developing the KC-390 for about a decade. It’s a flexible, multi-mission aircraft that competes directly with Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE:LMT) workhorse C-130.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Last month, Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) announced that it’s found a way to make storage batteries for a whole lot cheaper than what lithium-ion batteries currently cost — by forgoing the lithium.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    So who will get the loot? Believe it or not, more than half the House’s increase in funding (a $459 million increase compared to fiscal 2018) is going to science programs — $6.7 billion in total. And while the bill is short of specifics, this is money investors can probably expect will be going to satellite makers such as Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE:OA), and Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR), also to satellite launchers such as SpaceX, and Boeing and Lockheed’s United Launch Alliance.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) was down 2.5% at $330.90 late on Thursday. Lockheed Martin has a 52-week range of $291.52 to $363.00 and a consensus analyst price target of $377.11. Its market cap is $93 billion.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The company’s rival for this contract was United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture between Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT), that builds a rocket dubbed the Delta IV Heavy. That rocket costs an estimated $350 million.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: U.S. Bancorp(USB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

    But investors can do even better by selecting the very best banks the market has to offer. Below, three Fool.com contributors make the case for why BB&T Corporation (NYSE:BBT), US Bancorp (NYSE:USB), and Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) are worthy additions to your portfolio.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Investors bought shares of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) on weakness during trading on Friday. $366.36 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $39.37 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $326.99 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, U.S. Bancorp had the 21st highest net in-flow for the day. U.S. Bancorp traded down ($0.21) for the day and closed at $55.14

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    Inflation Is a Key Risk

    Execs were most worried about inflation, as they should be.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Warren Buffett’s penchant for picking great stocks for Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) portfolio makes his quarterly stock picks must-know news for every long-term investor. Luckily, Buffett is required to file a 13F report with the Securities and Exchange Commission every quarter showing what he’s been buying, and that makes following in his footsteps easier. Last quarter, his top buys were U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE:TEVA). Should you buy these stocks for your portfolio, too?

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Gentex Corporation(GNTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Dana (NYSE: DAN) and Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX) are both mid-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and earnings.

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    Even the best-run businesses on the planet would find it difficult to control 92% of their markets, let alone increase that share over time. But auto supplier Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX) is not most businesses. The company ended 2016 with a 92% market share in automatic-dimming rearview mirrors, then managed to edge that up to 93% one year later. Hardly exciting stuff, but good enough to earn a market cap in excess of $6 billion and deliver enough excess profit to hand shareholders a 1.9% dividend yield.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Gentex (NASDAQ:GNTX) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Saturday morning.

    GNTX has been the topic of several other reports. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $25.00 price target on shares of Gentex and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Sunday, April 22nd. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Gentex from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Gentex from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $25.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. Longbow Research reissued a buy rating and issued a $28.00 price target on shares of Gentex in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased their price target on shares of Gentex from $26.00 to $25.00 and set a neutral rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $25.60.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Gentex Co. (NASDAQ:GNTX) saw a large growth in short interest during the month of August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 13,914,567 shares, a growth of 19.4% from the July 31st total of 11,653,555 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,919,529 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 7.2 days. Currently, 5.1% of the shares of the company are short sold.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Lifetime Brands Inc.(LCUT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about Lifetime Brands (NASDAQ:LCUT) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Lifetime Brands earned a coverage optimism score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 49.3717790934575 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) and Lifetime Brands (NASDAQ:LCUT) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and risk.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Nuveen Massachusetts Premium Income Municipal Fund(NMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now

Innerwear and leisurewear companies (ILCs) started Q1 FY19 on a fairly strong note. While the likes of Dollar Industries and Lux Industries witnessed some sluggishness in terms of top-line growth year-on-year (YoY), Page Industries and Rupa & Company reported healthy momentum. Barring Rupa, margin expansion was observed in all cases. Dollar and Page are our favourite long-term picks.

Dollar Industries

A 3 percent volume decline YoY was the primary cause behind the muted sales performance. Though benefits of low price cotton inventory helped gross margin expand, a sharp increase in advertisement spends led to a contraction in operating margin.

Lux Industries

related news ArcelorMittal submits revised bid of Rs 42,000 crore for Essar Steel Eyeing export thrust, Bajaj Auto to set-up its first design centre outside India

Revenue growth was mainly driven by value, whereas margin accretion at the EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation) level was on account of cost control measures and higher procurement of cotton at relatively low price in the last quarter.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Briggs & Stratton Corporation(BGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    For his “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer spoke with Todd Teske, chairman, president and CEO of Briggs & Stratton (BGG) , the small-engine maker that posted a penny-a-share earnings beat on Wednesday, but saw shares fall 11% on lighter-than-expected revenues and a cut in the company’s full-year guidance.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GNRC) was up less than 1% at $59.20 late on Tuesday, but that is actually up by over 6% from last Friday’s close for the generator maker before the storm threat was so imminent. Briggs & Stratton Corp. (NYSE: BGG) is also in that field and its gain of just 0.3% to $20.45 late on Tuesday was actually up only about 1% from last Friday as the company is more diversified

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: CSCO, M, BLK
    The earnings report calendar is headlined today by Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO). The tech giant will report fiscal fourth-quarter earnings after the bell. Wall Street expects that the firm will report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.69 on top of $12.77 billion in revenue. Shares of Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) are on the move after the company reported earnings before the bell. The iconic retailer reported adjusted EPS of $0.70 on top of $5.57 billion in revenue. Wall Street had expected EPS of $0.49 on top of $5.61 billion in revenue. Shares of Macy’s stock were off 5.3% in premarket hours. George Soros’ firm Soros Fund Management increased its stake in shares of Blackrock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) by a whopping 60% in the second quarter, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing. If you were using Money Morning’s proprietary Stock VQScore™, you’d have known that Blackrock was sitting in the “Buy Zone” before the SEC filing was made public. The global asset manager has a perfect 4.75 score, and it will look to blast off now that other investors start to follow Soros and other institutional investors that love this stock. To learn more about the Money Morning Stock VQScore, go here right now. Look for additional earnings reports from NetApp Inc. (Nasdaq: NTAP), MSG Networks Inc. (NYSE: MSGN), CACI International Inc. (NYSE: CACI), Briggs & Stratton Corp. (NYSE: BGG), SpartanNash Co. (Nasdaq: SPTN), and Luxoft Holding Inc. (NYSE: LXFT).

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Briggs & Stratton Co. (NYSE:BGG) traded up 2.1% during mid-day trading on Wednesday following a stronger than expected earnings report. The company traded as high as $18.55 and last traded at $17.96. 23,269 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 92% from the average session volume of 306,585 shares. The stock had previously closed at $18.34.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) fell 23.3 percent to $9.87 in pre-market trading after declining 13.45 percent on Wednesday.
    SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SXCP) fell 12.8 percent to $16.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG) fell 11 percent to $17.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted mixed Q3 results and lowered its FY18 guidance.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) fell 8.4 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading following downbeat Q1 results.
    Quality Care Properties, Inc. (NYSE: QCP) fell 8.2 percent to $20.85 in pre-market trading. Welltower announced plans to acquire QCP for $20.75 per share in cash.
    China Customer Relations Centers Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) shares fell 7.5 percent to $17.25 in pre-market trading after climbing 18.73 percent on Wednesday.
    Nokia Corporation (NYSE: NOK) shares fell 5.7 percent to $5.58 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) fell 5.6 percent to $38.66 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Bazaarvoice, Inc.(BV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV) entered the market quietly in its initial public offering (IPO). The stock initially saw a slight gain compared to the announced pricing but quickly fell flat.

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    BrightView Holdings Inc  (NYSE:BV)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Below is Renaissance Capital’s list of the second quarter’s 10 largest IPOs ranked by deal size. We’ve also included the stock’s first-day pop (or decline) and its return as of the most recent close. Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE: SPOT) is not included because its IPO was a direct offering that did not raise any new cash. Spotify shares popped nearly 13% on the April offering date, and the return to date is 27%.

    AXA Equitable Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EQH): $2.75 billion; first-day pop of 1.7%; return to date: 1.3% GreenSky LLC (NASDAQ: GSKY): $874 million: pop of 1.6%; return of −7.9% BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BJ): $638 million; pop and return of 29.4% DocuSign Inc. (NASDAQ: DOCU): $629 million; pop of 37.0%; return of 83.0% Pivotal Software Inc. (NYSE: PVTL): $555 million; pop of 5.0%; return of 71.0% GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE: EAF): $525 million; decline of 3.7%; return of 23.0% BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV): $469 million; decline of 2.7%; return of −2.7% Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NYSE: CDAY): $462 million; pop of 42.0%; return of 55.0% Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: EPRT): $455 million; decline of 2.6%; return of −3.6% PluralSight Inc. (NASDAQ: PS): $311 million; pop of 33.0%; return of 61.0%

    Looking ahead to the third quarter, Renaissance Capital notes 65 companies currently in the IPO pipeline looking to raise $11 billion. Real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield is the both the largest potential IPO ($500 million) and the largest based on trailing 12-month sales ($7.23 billion). The pipeline is again heavy on health care offerings (11), industrials (five), financials (five) and, in a bit of a comeback, energy (four).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV) raised $469 million selling 21.3 million shares at $22, the low end of the expected range. Shares dropped 3% on the first day of trading and closed the week flat.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Nuveen Massachusetts Premium Income Municipal Fund(NMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Contango Oil & Gas Company(MCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Contango Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:MCF) was downgraded by equities researchers at Seaport Global Securities from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: “Contango Oil & Gas (MCF) Short Interest Update” was originally published by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are reading this article on another site, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of US and international copyright & trademark laws. The correct version of this article can be read at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3346537/contango-oil-gas-mcf-short-interest-update.html.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Fondren Management LP purchased a new position in shares of Contango Oil & Gas (NYSEAMERICAN:MCF) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 60,000 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $341,000. Fondren Management LP owned 0.23% of Contango Oil & Gas as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fmr LLC increased its position in shares of Contango Oil & Gas (NYSEAMERICAN:MCF) by 33.5% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 3,583,039 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock after buying an additional 899,900 shares during the quarter. Fmr LLC owned 13.93% of Contango Oil & Gas worth $20,352,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: TeleNav Inc.(TNAV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Telenav (NASDAQ:TNAV) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Saturday.

    Several other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on TNAV. BidaskClub upgraded Telenav from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Telenav from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, April 5th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $11.17.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Telenav Inc (NASDAQ:TNAV) has received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the six analysts that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $11.17.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: USANA Health Sciences Inc.(USNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Keith Speights]

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

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares jumped 56.69 percent to close at $1.27 on Wednesday on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 26.84 percent to close at $37.10. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) climbed 25.56 percent to close at $10.61.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) gained 24.7 percent to close at $9.75 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) shares climbed 19.24 percent to close at $4.71.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 18.73 percent to close at $18.64.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 18.28 percent to close at $5.89. Genprex expanded its operations to Cambridge, Mass.
    Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) rose 13.92 percent to close at $2.70 following Q1 results.
    Rocky Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCKY) shares surged 13.57 percent to close at $23.85 after reporting Q1 results.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) shares rose 12.5 percent to close at $4.14 on Wednesday.
    USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) jumped 11.24 percent to close at $106.85 following Q1 results.
    SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) rose 11.16 percent to close at $16.24 after the company reported Q4 results and agreed to sell and leaseback eight distribution centers for an aggregate purchase price of $483 million.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares gained 10.74 percent to close at $15.36 following Q3 results.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) rose 9.15 percent to close at $46.28 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares climbed 8.49 percent to close at $64.18 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) gained 8.2 percent to close at $107.94 af
  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: TCP Capital Corp.(TCPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TCP Capital (NASDAQ:TCPC) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Saturday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TCP Capital (NASDAQ:TCPC)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by equities research analysts at National Securities in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. They presently have a $17.00 price objective on the investment management company’s stock. National Securities’ price target indicates a potential upside of 17.24% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is a solid business development company (BDC) with shares that have acted well this year. Blackrock TPC Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: TCPC) is an externally managed specialty finance company focused on middle-market lending. The company has elected to be regulated as a BDC under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Virtus Investment Partners Inc.(VRTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ:VRTS) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Tuesday morning.

    A number of other research firms also recently commented on VRTS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $147.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Sandler O’Neill restated a hold rating and set a $142.00 price objective on shares of Virtus Investment Partners in a report on Thursday, March 15th. TheStreet downgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a b rating to a c+ rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $136.00 to $135.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. Finally, Barclays lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $140.00 to $130.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Monday, April 23rd. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Virtus Investment Partners presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $138.13.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. grew its holdings in Virtus Investment Partners Inc (NASDAQ:VRTS) by 12.9% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,490 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,082 shares during the period. BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. owned about 0.13% of Virtus Investment Partners worth $1,175,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Green Brick Partners, Inc.(GRBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    M/I Homes (NASDAQ: GRBK) and Green Brick Partners (NASDAQ:GRBK) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Green Brick Partners (NASDAQ:GRBK) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution Holding Ltd(KONE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    While a 209% gain is exciting, FunctionX’s gains are in the past. After looking at the 10 top penny stocks to watch this week, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with serious profit potential ahead of it…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    FunctionX Inc. (OTCMKTS: FNCX) $0.03 209%
    Turtle Beach Corp. (Nasdaq: HEAR) $4.48 52.73%
    DPW Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DPW) $1.16 51.31%
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast Inc. (Nasdaq: EGC) $5.62 49.33%
    MYnd Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: MYND) $1.91 49.21%
    Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solutions Holding Ltd. (Nasdaq: KONE) $6.43 48.42%
    Rennova Health Inc. (OTCMKTS: RNVA) $0.02 44.30%
    International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. (NYSE: THM) $0.72 41.64%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.13 41.14%
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: BLCM) $8.87 40.53%

    As the gains above suggest, penny stocks can provides tremendous returns for investors very quickly. However, it’s important to note that investing in penny stocks is also inherently risky.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019

Related ULTA Ulta Salon Is 'In Its Own Universe' The Best Performing Stocks Since May 2015 Ulta: Buyer Beware (Seeking Alpha)

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

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Orelli]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Shutterfly (SFLY)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

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

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

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

  • [By Todd Campbell]

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

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

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

  • [By Lee Jackson]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Best Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019

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Maybe. If you have a tax-qualified long-term-care insurance policy, you may be able to deduct a portion of your premiums as a medical expense. (Most traditional long-term-care policies qualify, but ask your insurer.) You can deduct eligible out-of-pocket medical expenses only if you itemize your deductions, and then only the portion of medical expenses that is more than 10% of your adjusted gross income (7.5% if you are 65 or older). For example, if you’re 50 years old and your adjusted gross income is $50,000, you can deduct eligible out-of-pocket medical expenses above $5,000.

The amount that counts toward the deduction for long-term-care policies is based on your age. If you’re 40 or younger, you can count up to $380 you paid in qualified long-term-care premiums in 2015. You can count up to $710 if you’re 41 to 50, $1,430 if you’re 51 to 60, $3,800 if you’re 61 to 70, and $4,750 if you’re 71 or older (the amount that qualifies is slightly higher for 2016). These limits are for each person, so a couple filing jointly can each count the premiums they paid up to the limit for their ages.

Best Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Crestwood Equity Partners LP(CEQP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The best high-yield stocks share three common characteristics: They generate steady cash flow, have a conservative payout ratio, and possess a solid balance sheet. Three companies that comfortably fit that profile are Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD), MPLX (NYSE:MPLX), and Crestwood Equity Partners (NYSE:CEQP). Not only that, but this trio of midstream master limited partnerships (MLPs) takes things a step further by having visible growth coming down the pipeline, which makes them excellent income stocks to buy right now.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Luzich Partners LLC raised its position in shares of Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE:CEQP) by 5.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 581,601 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after acquiring an additional 28,640 shares during the period. Crestwood Equity Partners makes up about 14.6% of Luzich Partners LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 2nd largest position. Luzich Partners LLC’s holdings in Crestwood Equity Partners were worth $14,889,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    While Crestwood Equity Partners (NYSE:CEQP) isn’t a well-known name, it should be, especially by income-seeking investors. That’s because the high-yielding master limited partnership (MLP) offers an increasingly compelling combination of current income and future upside backed by strong financial metrics and clearly visible growth prospects. The company’s strong core and upside potential was on full display during the first quarter, which once again showed that this is an excellent income stock to own for the long haul. 

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    Crestwood Equity Partners (NYSE:CEQP), Oasis Midstream Partners (NYSE:OMP), and Hess Midstream Partners (NYSE:HESM) are far from household names. Because of that, most investors probably missed the fact that these high-yielding master limited partnerships (MLPs) have been red-hot this year. However, while all have delivered strong returns in 2018, each one still has plenty of fuel left in the tank to continue providing outsized gains in the coming years, which is why investors won’t want to keep overlooking the potential of these pipeline companies.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    On top of the opportunities already embedded within BP that BP Midstream could acquire, there’s also the potential for it to build or buy other assets to support BP’s growth in the states. That’s what Shell Midstream did last year when it acquired a stake in the Nautilus gas gathering system developed by Crestwood Equity Partners (NYSE:CEQP), which it started building to support Shell’s fast-growing production from the Permian Basin. Crestwood and Shell Midstream will now work together to expand that footprint to meet Shell’s needs in the future. BP could potentially seek out similar arrangements with midstream companies to support its growth after agreeing to spend $10.5 billion to bulk up its shale business earlier this year. BP Midstream could also participate in the development of long-haul pipelines to move production out of those regions, leaving it with no shortage of opportunities to expand.

Best Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Nuveen Massachusetts Premium Income Municipal Fund(NMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

Best Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: (LGF.A)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Class A (NYSE:LGF.A) had its price target decreased by analysts at Barrington Research to $27.00 in a research note issued to investors on Friday, The Fly reports. The firm presently has an “outperform” rating on the stock. Barrington Research’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 17.60% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A) and Genius Brands (NASDAQ:GNUS) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

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In this segment of the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill is joined by Fool analysts Jason Moser, Andy Cross and Ron Gross to talk about Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) first-quarter report, which left them with little to complain about. Revenue and earnings were up significantly, it sold 52.2 million iPhones, and its services segment and Apple Watch sales are shooting higher, too. And — maybe because the share price needs supporting? — it’s planning to buy back another $100 billion worth of stock.

The Fools consider what’s next for the company, weigh in on the long-discussed question of whether Apple should try to go downmarket, and talk about why Warren Buffett boosted his stake in its last quarter.

A full transcript follows the video.

This video was recorded on May 4, 2018.

Chris Hill: Here’s the only thing Apple did in its second quarter: double-digit growth in revenue, double-digit growth on the bottom line, and, oh, yeah, Andy, they announced an additional stock buyback plan of $100 billion.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Helmerich & Payne, Inc.(HP)

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    My trading model is practically screaming to recommend this contract petroleum drilling company.

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    On Tuesday, the Trump administration said it would press ahead with 25% tariffs on roughly $50 billion in Chinese goods. As U.S. Trade Secretary Wilbur Ross prepares to head to Beijing to discuss trade this week, the Trump administration is demanding that China address ongoing theft of U.S. intellectual property.
    Ahead of Friday’s jobs report, Automatic Data Processing (NYSE: ADP) reported that private jobs increased by 178,000 during May. That figure was actually 12,000 behind what the markets were anticipating. Job growth appears to be slowing down as the firm also revised its jobs figure for April downward, from 204,000 new positions to 163,000.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: KORS, HP, KMI
    Michael Kors Holdings Ltd.(NYSE: KORS) stock was off 3.2% in pre-market hours after the company reported earnings before the bell. The luxury retailer reported earnings per share (EPS) of $0.63, a figure that topped Wall Street expectations of $0.60. The firm also beat revenue expectations and reported an increase in same-store sales. However, the firm’s earnings forecast for the year ahead came in lower than expectations, a factor that pushed its stock lower on Wednesday morning.
    Shares of HP Inc. (NYSE: HP) were up slightly after the company raised its full-year outlook and topped Wall Street earnings expectations on Tuesday. The company cited stronger demand in desktops and notebooks for its financial performance. The firm matched EPS expectations of $0.48. However, revenue came in at $14.0 billion, a figure that easily beat forecasts of $13.59.
    The Canadian government announced plans to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. (NYSE: KML) for $3.5 billion. The Canadian government said that the deal was the only way to ensure that the long-awaited project could proceed. The pipeline runs from the Alberta oil sands to a port all the way in British Columbia along the Pacific Ocean. The pipeline is designed to give Canadian crude grea

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) – Analysts at Jefferies Financial Group issued their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for Helmerich & Payne in a research note issued on Tuesday, June 19th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst B. Handler forecasts that the oil and gas company will post earnings of $0.24 per share for the quarter. Jefferies Financial Group has a “Buy” rating and a $80.00 price objective on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Helmerich & Payne’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.25 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.43 EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at $0.62 EPS.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Energy-related stocks took a huge hit across the board when oil prices started to tumble in mid-2014. Some have come back strong; others are still reeling from the pain. If you’re looking for bargains, then still-suffering stocks like ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), Holly Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:HEP), and Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) should all be on your short list. But are they worth buying today?

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    The third caller had Boeing (BA) , Helmerich & Payne (HP) , Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) , LAM Research (LRCX) and Steel Dynamics (STLD)  as her top five stocks.

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    Only 10% of the companies on the list had female CEOs at the helm, four of which — Hewlett Packard (HP) , Lockheed Martin (LMT) , General Motors (GM) , and General Dynamics (GD) — grew significant revenue in five years or less. 

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Moneygram International, Inc.(MGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Moneygram International (NASDAQ:MGI) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report issued on Thursday.

    Several other brokerages also recently commented on MGI. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Moneygram International from a buy rating to a sell rating in a report on Monday, May 14th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Moneygram International from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, TheStreet downgraded shares of Moneygram International from a c rating to a d+ rating in a report on Friday, March 16th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and one has issued a hold rating to the stock. Moneygram International has an average rating of Sell and a consensus target price of $9.75.

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    Cramer was bearish on Xilinx (XLNX) , Celgene (CELG) , Exelixis (EXEL) , Moneygram (MGI) , Monster Beverage (MNST) , SunCoke Energy Partners (SXCP) and Mattel (MAT) .

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Clearline Capital LP bought a new position in shares of Moneygram International Inc (NASDAQ:MGI) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 17,799 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $153,000.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Team, Inc.(TISI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Team, Inc. (NYSE:TISI) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $24.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Regional Management Corp.(RM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Enova International (NYSE: ENVA) and Regional Management (NYSE:RM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Regional Management Corp (NYSE:RM) insider Basswood Capital Management, L bought 14,311 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 4th. The shares were bought at an average price of $36.58 per share, with a total value of $523,496.38. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Regional Management (NYSE:RM) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Saturday morning.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Regional Management from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $29.86.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Aehr Test Systems(AEHR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ:AEHR) insider David S. Hendrickson sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $2.37, for a total transaction of $11,850.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 25,351 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $60,081.87. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    Critical Comparison: Data I/O (DAIO) & Aehr Test Systems (AEHR) (americanbankingnews.com) Form 4 AEHR TEST SYSTEMS For: May 08 Filed by: HENDRICKSON DAVID S (streetinsider.com) Aehr Test Systems (AEHR) CTO David S. Hendrickson Sells 5,000 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Teradyne (TER) versus Aehr Test Systems (AEHR) Head to Head Review (americanbankingnews.com) Insider Selling: Aehr Test Systems (AEHR) Insider Sells 20,000 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com)

    AEHR remained flat at $$2.28 during trading hours on Monday. The company had a trading volume of 64,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 136,351. Aehr Test Systems has a 52 week low of $2.26 and a 52 week high of $2.28. The stock has a market cap of $50.06 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -7.86 and a beta of 0.82. The company has a current ratio of 4.62, a quick ratio of 3.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Nuveen Massachusetts Premium Income Municipal Fund(NMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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Kraton (NYSE: KRA) and Eastman Chemical (NYSE:EMN) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

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Eastman Chemical pays an annual dividend of $2.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Kraton does not pay a dividend. Eastman Chemical pays out 29.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Eastman Chemical has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

97.3% of Kraton shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.9% of Eastman Chemical shares are held by institutional investors. 4.7% of Kraton shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of Eastman Chemical shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ascendis Pharma A/S(ASND)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Ascendis Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: ASND) is expected to present full Phase 1 data from its TransCon-PTH hypoparathyroidism treatment later this month. Shares of Ascendis closed Friday at $66.52, with a consensus analyst target price of $84.66 and a 52-week trading range of $25.50 to $76.29.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Ascendis Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: ASND) is expected to present full Phase 1 data from its TransCon-PTH hypoparathyroidism treatment later this month. Shares of Ascendis closed Friday at $66.78, with a consensus analyst target of $80.17 and a 52-week range of $22.25 to $76.29.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ascendis Pharma (NASDAQ:ASND) saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors purchased 1,979 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,377% compared to the typical volume of 134 call options.

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    There was also a mixed bag of other suggestions — Rashmi Kwatra, the founder of Sixteenth Street Capital, liked Brac Bank, which is listed on the Dhaka stock market in Bangladesh. It is the 12th largest bank in Bangladesh, but the most profitable with the highest credit rating. John Khoury of Long Point Capital LP sees a 50% upside at homebuilder D.R. Horton (DHI)  and Oleg Nodelman likes U.S. biotech firm Ascendis Pharma. (ASND)

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc.(BCLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Axovant Sciences Ltd. (NASDAQ: AXON) shares rose 23.7 percent to $1.49. Axovant announced strengthening of management team and completion of organization restructuring which "enhanced capabilities in research and business development" and reduced internal headcount by 43 percent.
    Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: TUSK) shares jumped 19.8 percent to $37.3148. Mammoth Energy’s subsidiary Cobra signed a new $900 million contract to finish the restoration of critical electrical services and support the initial phase of reconstruction of the electrical utility system in Puerto Rico.
    Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) shares gained 19 percent to $34.0201. Acorn shares rose Friday after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.
    DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) shares surged 19 percent to $2.20.
    My Size, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYSZ) climbed 16.8 percent to $1.18 after the company received a Notice of Allowance from the USPTO for measurement technology patent.
    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) gained 16.6 percent to $2.32.
    Leju Holdings Limited (NYSE: LEJU) gained 16.5 percent to $1.34 following Q1 beat.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16.5 percent to $26.1499. Evolus named Lauren Silvernail as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development.
    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares gained 15 percent to $26.29 after reporting Q1 results.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) shares gained 15 percent to $44.7702 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN) rose 15 percent to $7.075.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) gained 14.4 percent to $2.746.
    American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) climbed 14.2 percent to $101.10 after the company reported upbeat Q4 results.
    Savara Inc. (NAS
  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HQCL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $438.40 million.
    Remark Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.35 per share on revenue of $19.45 million.
    Athenex, Inc. (NYSE: ATNX) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $35.14 million.
    Mazor Robotics Ltd. (NASDAQ: MZOR) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $15.14 million.
    Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: BCLI) is projected to report a quarterly loss at $0.14 per share.
    SuperCom Ltd. (NASDAQ: SPCB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $9.50 million.
    Lonestar Resources US Inc. (NASDAQ: LONE) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $30.68 million.
    Nine Energy Service, Inc. (NASDAQ: NINE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $165.76 million.
    VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ: VEON) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $212.00 million.

     

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BCLI) is scheduled to announce its earnings results before the market opens on Monday, July 23rd.

    Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BCLI) last announced its earnings results on Monday, May 14th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.12) EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.14) by $0.02. On average, analysts expect Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics to post $-1 EPS for the current fiscal year and $-1 EPS for the next fiscal year.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Maxim Group set a $9.00 target price on Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BCLI) in a research note issued to investors on Monday morning. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the biotechnology company’s stock.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Jupai Holdings Limited(JP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Axovant Sciences Ltd. (NASDAQ: AXON) shares rose 23.7 percent to $1.49. Axovant announced strengthening of management team and completion of organization restructuring which "enhanced capabilities in research and business development" and reduced internal headcount by 43 percent.
    Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: TUSK) shares jumped 19.8 percent to $37.3148. Mammoth Energy’s subsidiary Cobra signed a new $900 million contract to finish the restoration of critical electrical services and support the initial phase of reconstruction of the electrical utility system in Puerto Rico.
    Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) shares gained 19 percent to $34.0201. Acorn shares rose Friday after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.
    DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) shares surged 19 percent to $2.20.
    My Size, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYSZ) climbed 16.8 percent to $1.18 after the company received a Notice of Allowance from the USPTO for measurement technology patent.
    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) gained 16.6 percent to $2.32.
    Leju Holdings Limited (NYSE: LEJU) gained 16.5 percent to $1.34 following Q1 beat.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16.5 percent to $26.1499. Evolus named Lauren Silvernail as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development.
    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares gained 15 percent to $26.29 after reporting Q1 results.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) shares gained 15 percent to $44.7702 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN) rose 15 percent to $7.075.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) gained 14.4 percent to $2.746.
    American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) climbed 14.2 percent to $101.10 after the company reported upbeat Q4 results.
    Savara Inc. (NAS
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares shot up 16 percent to $26.48 after reporting Q1 results.

    Shares of American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) got a boost, shooting up 13 percent to $100.05 after the company reported upbeat Q4 results.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Tuesday, the financial shares surged 0.71 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ: GBNK), up 5 percent, and Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) up 5 percent.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Nuveen Massachusetts Premium Income Municipal Fund(NMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Farmers National Banc Corp.(FMNB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Farmers National Banc (NASDAQ:FMNB)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by equities researchers at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a note issued to investors on Thursday. They presently have a $18.00 price target on the bank’s stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods’ price target would indicate a potential upside of 21.62% from the company’s previous close.