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Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019

Shares of Cellectis SA (NASDAQ:CLLS) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $42.00.

A number of research firms have weighed in on CLLS. BidaskClub lowered shares of Cellectis from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 14th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Cellectis from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, April 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Cellectis from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, May 15th. Guggenheim began coverage on shares of Cellectis in a research note on Friday, March 16th. They issued a “neutral” rating on the stock. Finally, Nomura raised their price objective on shares of Cellectis to $73.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 14th.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: EP Energy Corporation(EPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares jumped 31.6 percent to $12.18 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.
    ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 26.5 percent to $14.55 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares gained 25 percent to $4.0234 following Q1 beat.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) jumped 23.5 percent to $55.12 following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
    Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) gained 23.3 percent to $59.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 22.5 percent to $47.51 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares surged 21.7 percent to $3.36. Amazon.com's partnership with Sears started in 2017 with an agreement to sell Kenmore-branded appliances online. On Wednesday, the companies announced an extension of their relationship to now include tire delivery and installations.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) jumped 21.3 percent to $2.68 following Q1 results.
    LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC) surged 20.4 percent to $3.395 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Superior Industries International, Inc. (NYSE: SUP) gained 19 percent to $15.82 after reporting Q1 results.
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLCM) shares rose 18.5 percent to $8.13 following Q1 results.
    Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) rose 18.3 percent to $52.47 after the company posted strong quarterly results.
    Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS) shares jumped 18.3 percent to $6.47 following quarterly results.
    IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE: IEC) shares climbed 17 percent to $4.68 after reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings.
    New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 16.8 percent to $90.10 following Q4 results.
    Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR)
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Wednesday, the energy shares climbed 1.48 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included SeaDrill Limited (NYSE: SDRL), up 15 percent, and EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE), up 15 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Monday afternoon, the energy shares rose 2.14 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC), up 12 percent, and EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) up 13 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the energy shares climbed 1.59 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included SeaDrill Limited (NYSE: SDRL), up 77 percent, and EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE), up 19 percent.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Frontline Ltd.(FRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Pyxis Tankers (NASDAQ: PXS) and Frontline (NYSE:FRO) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

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    What Happened
    Shares of Frontline Ltd. (NYSE:FRO) surged more than 13% by 10:00 a.m. EDT on Thursday after the oil tanker company posted better-than-expected first-quarter results.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) rose 65.5 percent to $179.50 in pre-market trading. Madrigal Pharma disclosed that MGL-3196 achieved liver biopsy endpoints in patients with NASH at 36 weeks in Phase 2 trial.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) rose 34.8 percent to $6.70 in pre-market trading after falling 4.42 percent on Wednesday.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) shares rose 31.5 percent to $2.19 in pre-market trading after the company reported a licensing deal with Newsoara Biopharma to rights for vTv's PDE4 Inhibitor in China and other Pacific Rim territories.
    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) shares rose 27.2 percent to $2.90 in pre-market trading after the company reported FDA Fast Track designation for CUDC-907 development in patients with relapse, refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) rose 16.7 percent to $2.51 in pre-market trading.
    Tilly's, Inc. (NYSE: TLYS) rose 14.7 percent to $14.00 in pre-market trading as the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and issued a strong Q2 outlook.
    Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR) rose 14.3 percent to $10.49 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NGL) rose 12.8 percent to $12.10 in pre-market trading after reporting Q4 earnings beat.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) rose 11.3 percent to $6.90 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) shares rose 10 percent to $5.60 in pre-market trading after climbing 24.15 percent on Wednesday.
    Frontline Ltd. (NYSE: FRO) rose 9.8 percent to $5.74 in pre-market trading after Q1 results beat estimates.
    Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD) rose 8.8 percent to $89.65 in pre-market trading following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 7.1 percent to $3.65 in pre-market tra
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Diana Shipping (NYSE: DSX) and Frontline (NYSE:FRO) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bd (HYG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Nationwide Fund Advisors’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Nationwide+Fund+Advisors

    These are the top 5 holdings of Nationwide Fund AdvisorsiShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets (IEMG) – 4,698,924 shares, 74.25% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 119.53%iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) – 536,574 shares, 17.7% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 79.94%iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond (HYG) – 347,518 shares, 8.05% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 20.57%

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hydrogenics (NASDAQ:HYGS) (TSE:HYG) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note issued on Saturday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    HL Financial Services LLC purchased a new position in iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:HYG) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 36,981 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $3,167,000.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: NextEra Energy, Inc.(NEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Many stakeholders and technologies have played a role in this changing of the guard, but two companies in particular made incredible contributions: NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) and Xcel Energy (NASDAQ:XEL). The pair of renewable utility holding companies ended 2017 with a combined 20.7 gigawatts of wind power in their generation mix. Throw in budding solar portfolios and their total renewable energy capacity tops 24 GW.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    After dropping a cumulative $23.6 billion on wind power-generating assets over the years, NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) is the undisputed king of low-carbon utilities. It’s the largest owner of wind capacity in North America, making up roughly 16% of America’s total with 14 GW installed. That number could jump as much as 4.1 GW by the end of this year depending on project completion dates.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer, Rich Smith, and Sean Williams]

    If you’ve entered your retirement years, then your investment goals have likely shifted from wealth accumulation to living off the wealth you have created. That, in turn, likely means you’re looking for a mix of dividend income and safety. Here are these Motley Fool investors’ choices of three high-yield stocks that offer just that, by providing customers with services they simply can’t live without: AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), NextEra Energy Inc. (NYSE:NEE), and Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK).

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Of the remaining nine in the top 16 power producers, four — NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE), Exelon, Calpine, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers — don’t operate any coal-fired power plants today. The last five — NRG Energy (27% coal), American Electric Power (47% coal), MidAmerican Energy (30% coal), Entergy (9.3% coal), and Talen (34% coal) — have not publicly revealed their long-term plans, although some have taken part in coal’s ongoing retirement party.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on NextEra Energy (NEE)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    US Bancorp DE lessened its position in shares of NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) by 3.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 547,192 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 18,808 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE owned about 0.12% of NextEra Energy worth $89,372,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: PacWest Bancorp(PACW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PacWest Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.0886152133536 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on PacWest Bancorp (PACW)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PacWest Banc (NASDAQ: PACW) and Arrow Financial (NASDAQ:AROW) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: (VIAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) which traded down over 3% at $29.42. The stocks 52-week range is $22.13 to $46.70. Volume was about 6.6 million compared to the daily average volume of 4.4 million.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    Here’s the background: National Amusements is controlled by media mogul Sumner Redstone and his daughter Shari, and it, in turn, owns 80% of the voting shares of both Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) and CBS — which amounts to 10% and 9% respectively of those companies’ stock.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) may make a low-ball bid to buy Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB). According to Bloomberg:

    CBS Corp. will offer less than the current market value of Viacom Inc. in its opening bid for the owner of MTV and Nickelodeon, according to a person with knowledge of the matter, showing how far apart the companies are as they explore recombining.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: ACNB Corporation(ACNB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about ACNB (NASDAQ:ACNB) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog 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. ACNB earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.0764149252742 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of ACNB (NASDAQ:ACNB) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc. lowered its holdings in shares of ACNB Co. (NASDAQ:ACNB) by 11.8% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 15,000 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 2,000 shares during the period. John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in ACNB were worth $439,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Aethlon Medical, Inc.(AEMD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Aethlon Medical (NASDAQ:AEMD) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Monday.

    Separately, HC Wainwright set a $3.00 price objective on Aethlon Medical and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

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    Penny Stocks Current Share Price (as of Jan. 5) Jan. 2-5 Gain (as of Jan. 5)
    My Size Inc. (Nasdaq: MYSZ) $1.66 152.28%
    Cytori Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CYTX) $0.47 89.52%
    DelMar Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: DMPI) $1.675 58.02%
    CAS Medical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CASM) $1.09 55.71%
    China HGS Real Estate Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSH) $1.83 47.58%
    Aethlon Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD) $1.56 43.12%
    Midatech Pharma Plc. (Nasdaq: MTP) $1.23 43.01%
    Comstock Holding Cos. Inc. (Nasdaq: CHCI) $1.87 36.5%
    Cenveo Inc. (Nasdaq: CVO) $1.20 31.82%
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Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: FibroGen, Inc(FGEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on FibroGen (FGEN)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Verde Servicos Internacionais S.A. reduced its holdings in shares of FibroGen Inc (NASDAQ:FGEN) by 12.8% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 8,922 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 1,315 shares during the period. Verde Servicos Internacionais S.A.’s holdings in FibroGen were worth $558,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    FibroGen (NASDAQ:FGEN) Director Jorma Routti sold 6,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.10, for a total transaction of $282,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 133,840 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,303,864. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: SVB Financial Group(SIVB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA trimmed its holdings in SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) by 95.8% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 924 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 20,940 shares during the quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA’s holdings in SVB Financial Group were worth $222,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Maltese Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor purchased 46,400 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $11,136,000.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) reported first-quarter earnings that exceeded expectations throughout the business. The holding company for Silicon Valley Bank, which specializes in providing banking services to entrepreneurs and private equity firms, beat estimates on both the top and bottom lines. As of 10:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, the stock was up by nearly 18%.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now

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

To be clear, having a hundred-billion-dollar cash stockpile is a good problem to have, but it’s still a problem. This is money that, instead of generating returns that can then be reinvested, is sitting around earning next to nothing in short-term treasuries.

Shareholders finally got some good news on this front. In Berkshire’s first-quarter earnings report, the company’s cash position went down for the first time in years.

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Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: 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 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: American Woodmark Corporation(AMWD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday morning, the industrial shares rose 0.42 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Deere & Company (NYSE: DE), up 5 percent, and American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) up 3 percent.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Chimera Investment Corporation(CIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado trimmed its position in shares of Chimera Investment Co. (NYSE:CIM) by 18.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 51,307 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 11,267 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado’s holdings in Chimera Investment were worth $893,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Franklin Covey Company(FC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Osmium Partners, LLC’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Osmium+Partners%2C+LLC

    These are the top 5 holdings of Osmium Partners, LLCRosetta Stone Inc (RST) – 1,912,104 shares, 16.55% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 3.7%Tucows Inc (TCX) – 333,179 shares, 12.28% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.62%Franklin Covey Co (FC) – 618,000 shares, 10.94% of the total portfolio. Franklin Covey Co (FC) – 580,490 shares, 10.28% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 9.77%Leaf Group Ltd (LF

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: PacWest Bancorp(PACW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PacWest Banc (NASDAQ: PACW) and Arrow Financial (NASDAQ:AROW) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Analyzing PacWest Banc (PACW) & Arrow Financial (AROW)

PacWest Banc (NASDAQ: PACW) and Arrow Financial (NASDAQ:AROW) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Profitability

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This table compares PacWest Banc and Arrow Financial’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PacWest Banc 32.53% 8.34% 1.69%
Arrow Financial 27.17% 12.21% 1.09%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares PacWest Banc and Arrow Financial’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PacWest Banc $1.18 billion 5.80 $357.81 million $2.92 18.76
Arrow Financial $112.30 million 4.66 $29.32 million N/A N/A

PacWest Banc has higher revenue and earnings than Arrow Financial.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

88.0% of PacWest Banc shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.3% of Arrow Financial shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of PacWest Banc shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.4% of Arrow Financial shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

PacWest Banc pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Arrow Financial pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. PacWest Banc pays out 68.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for PacWest Banc and Arrow Financial, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PacWest Banc 0 5 4 2 2.73
Arrow Financial 0 1 0 0 2.00

PacWest Banc currently has a consensus price target of $54.70, suggesting a potential downside of 0.16%. Arrow Financial has a consensus price target of $37.00, suggesting a potential downside of 1.20%. Given PacWest Banc’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe PacWest Banc is more favorable than Arrow Financial.

Volatility & Risk

PacWest Banc has a beta of 1.46, indicating that its stock price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Arrow Financial has a beta of 0.57, indicating that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

PacWest Banc beats Arrow Financial on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

PacWest Banc Company Profile

PacWest Bancorp operates as the holding company for Pacific Western Bank, a state chartered bank that provides commercial banking products and services. The company accepts demand, money market, and time deposits. It also provides real estate loans to professional developers and real estate investors for the acquisition, refinancing, and construction of commercial real estate properties; small business administration loans; asset-based loans for working capital needs; venture capital loans to support the start-up operations of entrepreneurial companies; and equipment-secured loans and leases. In addition, the company offers consumer loans comprising personal loans, auto loans, home equity lines of credit, revolving lines of credit, and other loans. Further, it provides international banking and multi-state deposit services; money market sweep products; investment advisory and asset management services; treasury and cash management services; telephone banking, and online and mobile banking services; and foreign exchange and ATM services. The company offers its products and services to small and mid-sized companies, entrepreneurial businesses and their venture capital, private equity investors, professionals, and other individuals. As of February 1, 2018, it had 76 full-service branches located throughout the state of California; and one branch in Durham, North Carolina. The company was formerly known as First Community Bancorp and changed its name to PacWest Bancorp in April 2008. PacWest Bancorp was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California.

Arrow Financial Company Profile

Arrow Financial Corporation, a multi-bank holding company, provides commercial and consumer banking, and financial products and services. Its deposit products include demand deposits, interest-bearing checking accounts, savings deposits, time deposits, and other time deposits. The company's lending activities comprise commercial loans, such as term loans, time notes, and lines of credit; and commercial real estate loans to finance real estate purchases, refinancing, expansions, and improvements to commercial properties, as well as commercial construction and land development loans to finance projects. Its lending activities also include consumer installment loans to finance personal expenditures, personal lines of credit, overdraft protection, and automobile loans; and residential real estate loans, as well as fixed home equity loans and home equity lines of credit for consumers to finance home improvements, debt consolidation, education, and other uses. In addition, the company maintains an indirect lending program; and sells residential real estate loan originations into the secondary market. Further, it provides retirement planning, trust, and estate administration services for individuals; and pension, profit-sharing, and employee benefit plan administration services for corporations. Additionally, the company offers insurance agency services comprising group health care policies and life insurance, and property and casualty insurance products; and investment advisory services to its proprietary mutual funds, as well as holds a real estate investment trust. It operates in the northeastern region of New York State in Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Essex, Clinton, Rensselaer, Albany, and Schenectady counties, as well as surrounding areas. The company owns 29 branch banking offices; and leases 11 branch banking offices, as well as 2 residential loan origination offices. Arrow Financial Corporation was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Glens Falls, New York.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018

U.K. stocks finished roughly flat on Monday, with the main benchmark hamstrung by a big drop in Unilever PLC shares after Kraft Heinz Co. withdrew its bid for the company.

The FTSE 100
UKX, +0.00%
ended little changed at 7,299.86. The gauge last week gained 0.6%, putting it around a one-month high.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: PacWest Bancorp(PACW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The twenty stocks in Worth’s basket are: Ameriprise Financial (AMP) Bank of America, Banner (BANR), Citigroup, Citizens Financial Group (CFG), East West Bancorp (EWBC), First NBC Bank Holding (FNBC), HFF (HF), KeyCorp(KEY), Legacy Texas Financial Group (LTXB), Lincoln National (LNC), Morgan Stanley, Old National Bancorp (ONB), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), Principal Financial Group (PFG), Stifel Financial (SF), SVB Financial Group (SIVB), TCF Financial (TCB), and Wells Fargo.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Teladoc, Inc.(TDOC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap telehealth stock Teladoc Inc (NYSE: TDOC) is theninth most shorted stock on the NYSE with short interest of 43.00% according toHighshortinterest.com. Teladoc calls itself the worlds largest and most trusted provider of virtual healthcare delivery services. The Company provides virtual access to high quality care and expertise with a portfolio of services and solutions inclusive of coverage of 450 medical subspecialties that spans the spectrum from non-urgent, episodic needs like flu and upper respiratory infections, to chronic, complicated medical conditions like cancer and congestive heart failure.

  • [By Steve Symington, Rich Smith, and Keith Speights]

    But from an investor’s perspective, that raises the question: Are there other stocks that could offer similar returns?So we asked three top Motley Fool contributors to each pick a stock they believe hasNVIDIA-like return potential. Read on to see why they chose CalAmp (NASDAQ:CAMP), Kratos Defense & Security (NASDAQ:KTOS), and Teladoc (NYSE:TDOC).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Teladoc Inc (NASDAQ: TDOC) was down, falling around 6 percent to $33.70. First Baird downgraded Teladoc from Outperform to Neutral.

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Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.(BBBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) fiscal first-quarter results are scheduled for Thursday. The consensus forecast is for $0.66 in EPS and $2.79 billion in revenue. Shares were last seen at $35.33. The 52-week range is $33.63 to $48.83, with a consensus price target of $38.84.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) has climbed 3% to $38.95 after beating earnings forecasts.

    Medtronic (MDT) has risen 1.9% to $81.75 on reports that Cardinal Health (CAH) will buy its medical supplies business.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) posted a new 52-week low of $29.12 on Monday, down about 1.8% compared with Friday’s closing price of $29.65. The stock’s 52-week high is $48.83. Volume totaled more than 5.8 million shares, approaching double the daily average of around 3 million. The company posted disappointing results after markets closed last Thursday.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Mid caphomed茅cor retailer Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ: BBBY) reportedfiscal Q3 2017 earnings after the market closed onWednesday with results beating expectations and comparable-store sales declining less than forecasts. Net sales were approximately $3.0 billion – relatively flat to the prior year quarter.Comparable sales decreased by approximately 0.3% ascomparable sales from customer-facing digital channels continued to have strong growth while comparable sales from stores declined in the low-single-digit percentage range during the fiscal 2017 third quarter. Net earnings were$61.3 million versus $126.4 million.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) posted a new 52-week low of $29.41 on Friday, down about 12.8% compared with Thursday’s closing price of $33.74. The stock’s 52-week high is $48.83. Volume totaled more than 18 million shares, more than 7 times the daily average of around 2.7 million. The company posted disappointing results after markets closed Thursday.http://247wallst.com/retail/2017/06/23/bed-bath-beyond-sinks-on-q1-earnings/

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) posted a new 52-week low of $27.99 on Wednesday, down about 1.1% from Tuesday’s closing price of $28.31. Volume totaled around 5.8 million shares, more than 50% higher than the daily average of around 3.6 million. The company had no news Wednesday, and the stock turned a corner, headed for a closing gain of around 2.7% for the day.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Euronet Worldwide Inc.(EEFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap Blackhawk Network Holdingshas largely moved sidewaysafter its IPO spinoff from Safeway (NYSE: SWY) whilepotential peer of Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT) has underperformed and Euronet Worldwide, Inc (NASDAQ: EEFT) has outperformed:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap Blackhawk Network Holdingshas movedboth sidewaysor slowly upward after its IPO spinoff from Safeway (NYSE: SWY) whilepotential peer of Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT) is performing betterwhile Euronet Worldwide, Inc (NASDAQ: EEFT) has been a outperformer:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Western Union (WU) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after MoneyGram International (MGI) received a bid from Euronet Worldwide (EEFT).

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    Shares of Western Union gained 3.5% to $20.27 today, while the S&P 500 fell 0.3% to 2,365.45.MoneyGram International surged 25% to $15.77, while Euronet Worldwide advanced 0.3% to $83.22.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: NRG Energy Inc.(NRG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    I ran a screen to identify the best-performing stocks from the S&P 500 in January. The top three performers during the month were Alcoa (NYSE:AA), CSX (NASDAQ:CSX), and NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG). Let’s see why they were the big standouts and whether they can keep it going.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Non-cyclical consumer goods & services sector was the top gainer in the US market on Wednesday. Top gainers in the sector included Cia Energetica de Minas Gerais CEMIG-ADR (NYSE: CIG), Companhia Paranaense de Energia (ADR) (NYSE: ELP), and NRG Energy Inc (NYSE: NRG).

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    NRG Energy (NRG) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today.

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    NRG Energygained 4.5% to $12.85 today, while the S&P 500 advanced 0.2% to 2,262.53.

    In a note released on Dec. 15, Morgan Stanley’sStephen Byrd and team summarized the reasoning behind their overweight rating on NRG:

    NRG Energy (NRG, Overweight, $21 PT) FCF/Equity yield of ~35% and balanced upside from diversified market exposure, higher PJM capacity prices, fleet optimization, and debt reduction. NRG’s generation plus retail matching strategy is an underappreciated source of value, and provides stable cash flow despite current depressed power prices in Texas.

    NRG Energy’s market capitalization rose to $4.1 billion today from $3.8 billion yesterday. It reported a net loss of $6.4 billion on sales of $15 billion in 2015.

    NRG Energy was the Biggest Loser on Nov. 10, and the Hot Stock on Nov. 4.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, utilities shares fell 0.25 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included NRG Energy Inc (NYSE: NRG), down 3 percent, and Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) down 1 percent.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    NRG Energy (NRG) has gained 2.1% to $18.49 after getting raise to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs.

    Skechers USA (SKX) has tumbled 5.4% to$28.35 after getting cut to Negative from Positive at Susquehanna.

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Clarity on the GenOn Energy Inc settlement and PJM Interconnection auction led UBS analyst Julien Dumoulin-Smith to upgrade NRG Energy Inc (NYSE: NRG) Thursday to Buy with a $20 price target.