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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019

The flare-up in market volatility has left investors scratching their heads when it comes to the relative outperformance of the safest segment of the corporate bond universe over its riskiest.

With stocks coming under pressure this year, with the Dow
DJIA, -0.68%
  and the S&P 500
SPX, -0.86%
  struggling to reclaim their February all-time highs, bond buyers would be expected to turn their noses at high-yield issuers with burdensome debt loads and take shelter in the bonds of investment-grade firms, which carry more robust balance sheets. But instead, the two ends of the corporate debt market appear to have reversed their traditional roles, with investment-grade bonds struggling and high-yield debt, or ‘junk’, remaining at their lofty valuations.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sandstorm Gold Ltd(SAND )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Boston Partners purchased a new stake in Sandstorm Gold (NYSEAMERICAN:SAND) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 463,325 shares of the mining company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,205,000. Boston Partners owned about 0.25% of Sandstorm Gold as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sandstorm Gold (NYSEAMERICAN:SAND) had its target price raised by analysts at Raymond James from $5.75 to $6.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. The brokerage currently has an “outperform” rating on the mining company’s stock. Raymond James’ price target points to a potential upside of 4.35% from the stock’s current price.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Paylocity Holding Corporation(PCTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY) and Workiva (NYSE:WK) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Paylocity Holding Corp  (NASDAQ:PCTY)Q2 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 06, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by Robert W. Baird in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. They currently have a $68.00 price objective on the software maker’s stock. Robert W. Baird’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 6.17% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System lifted its stake in shares of Paylocity Holding Corp (NASDAQ:PCTY) by 22.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 15,188 shares of the software maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,820 shares during the quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System’s holdings in Paylocity were worth $894,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Fitbit, Inc.(FIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) dropped a bit on its earnings and the future doesn’t look any brighter than usual for the wearables maker. Square, on the other hand, continues to get it done, and Jack Dorsey somehow nails running two public companies at once. Tune in to find out more.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment from the Market Foolery podcast, host Chris Hill and David Kretzmann of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Supernova weigh in on the latest numbers and guidance from Fitbit (NYSE:FIT): The wearables leader beat expectations — but still lost money — in the first quarter. And with revenue and device sales down by double-digit percentages, there are real questions about how long its fitness bands can hold consumers’ interest.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Gardner: Alright, company No. 5. Looking back over our first four, they’ve all been pretty good stock picks of ours, companies that a lot of Fools own and have done well with. This is one of my very worst picks, I’m sorry to say. Maybe a little bit of a hint, because it’s probably not that good a number or big a number these days. Matt, do you ever want a Fitbit (NYSE:FIT)?

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Even as smartwatches continue to gain traction and take market share from basic fitness wristbands like Fitbit’s (NYSE:FIT) Charge, Alta, and Flex devices, Fitbit is investing aggressively in the category. Today, Fitbit unveiled Charge 3, a new version of its highest-end fitness wristband.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) has been a meandering mess of an investment over the past two years, but it found a way to be among the market’s biggest winners last week. The leading maker of fitness wristbands saw its shares move 11.48% higher for the week. There was no particularly bullish news out on Fitbit to explain the uptick. The shares are likely just bouncing back after hitting all-time lows a week earlier following a Wall Street downgrade. 

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) was once the world’s top wearables maker, but it lost that title to Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) during the fourth quarter of 2017, according to market intelligence provider IDC, due to rising sales of the Apple Watch. Fitbit then slid to third place behind Xiaomi (NASDAQOTH:XIACY) during the first quarter of 2018.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited(AHL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Thursday morning.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Aspen Insurance from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Thursday, April 19th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $43.50.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Aspen Insurance (NYSE: AHL) and Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. Sponsored ADR common stock (OTCMKTS:TKOMY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC lowered its position in iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:IJH) by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 110,000 shares of the company’s stock after selling 519 shares during the period. iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF comprises approximately 3.3% of Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 4th largest position. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC’s holdings in iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF were worth $21,426,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Trilogy Capital Inc. raised its stake in shares of iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:IJH) by 4.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 139,337 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 6,421 shares during the period. iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF comprises approximately 3.7% of Trilogy Capital Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 8th largest position. Trilogy Capital Inc. owned approximately 0.06% of iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF worth $27,140,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    FCA Corp TX cut its position in iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:IJH) by 1.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 21,413 shares of the company’s stock after selling 254 shares during the quarter. iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF comprises approximately 1.7% of FCA Corp TX’s holdings, making the stock its 16th biggest position. FCA Corp TX’s holdings in iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF were worth $4,171,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Star Gas Partners, L.P.(SGU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Canton Hathaway LLC bought a new stake in Star Group LP (NYSE:SGU) in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 19,000 shares of the pipeline company’s stock, valued at approximately $177,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Star Group (NYSE:SGU) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Star Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.47 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the pipeline company an impact score of 45.7696057597891 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Tim Melvin]

    Star Group LP (NYSE: SGU) is definitely in a really boring business: They sell heating oil and propane to customers in the United States.

    Most of their operation is in the Northeastern United States, but they also serve Michigan, Tennessee, the Carolinas, and Georgia. In all, they have 455,000 retail and commercial customers under contract and another 74,000 using on-demand delivery.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Tejon Ranch Co(TRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Terracoin (CURRENCY:TRC) traded down 14.6% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 23:00 PM ET on May 17th. In the last week, Terracoin has traded 20.7% higher against the dollar. Terracoin has a market cap of $4.06 million and $4,377.00 worth of Terracoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Terracoin coin can now be bought for about $0.18 or 0.00002218 BTC on popular exchanges including CoinExchange, Trade Satoshi, C-CEX and Cryptopia.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Terracoin (CURRENCY:TRC) traded up 10% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 11:00 AM E.T. on October 8th. Terracoin has a total market cap of $2.09 million and approximately $4,720.00 worth of Terracoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, Terracoin has traded down 15.3% against the dollar. One Terracoin coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.0910 or 0.00001375 BTC on popular exchanges including Trade Satoshi, CoinExchange, Cryptopia and C-CEX.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Nuveen Select Maturities Municipal Fund(NIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Nimiq (CURRENCY:NIM) traded up 1.7% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 15:00 PM E.T. on September 12th. During the last seven days, Nimiq has traded 21.7% lower against the dollar. Nimiq has a total market capitalization of $2.62 million and approximately $100,713.00 worth of Nimiq was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Nimiq coin can now be purchased for about $0.0012 or 0.00000019 BTC on popular exchanges including BTC-Alpha, HitBTC, LATOKEN and Trade Satoshi.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Nimiq (CURRENCY:NIM) traded down 7.5% against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on September 24th. One Nimiq coin can currently be bought for $0.0014 or 0.00000022 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including LATOKEN, HitBTC, Trade Satoshi and BTC-Alpha. Nimiq has a market capitalization of $3.08 million and approximately $215,397.00 worth of Nimiq was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last seven days, Nimiq has traded 15.9% higher against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Nimiq (CURRENCY:NIM) traded 1.1% lower against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 21:00 PM E.T. on September 16th. Nimiq has a total market cap of $2.74 million and $210,302.00 worth of Nimiq was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Nimiq coin can currently be bought for about $0.0013 or 0.00000019 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC, Trade Satoshi, LATOKEN and BTC-Alpha. During the last week, Nimiq has traded 9% lower against the dollar.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: KB Financial Group Inc(KB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

    However, there may still be some bargains to be found. Here’s why three of our contributors think it may be time to take a look at Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF), KB Financial Group (NYSE:KB), and Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    KB Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:KB) saw a large decrease in short interest in August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 324,037 shares, a decrease of 40.6% from the July 31st total of 545,627 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 128,119 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.5 days.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    As a result, we’ve been able to identify deeply undervalued companies while no one is looking – such as KB Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: KB), a wealth management firm based in Seoul.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.(ARR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ARMOUR Residential REIT (NYSE:ARR) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 657 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,163% compared to the typical volume of 52 call options.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN decreased its position in shares of ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) by 19.9% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 201,989 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 50,292 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned about 0.48% of ARMOUR Residential REIT worth $4,703,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas lowered its stake in ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) by 35.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 9,270 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 4,991 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in ARMOUR Residential REIT were worth $216,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    IndexIQ Advisors LLC trimmed its stake in ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) by 6.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 37,484 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 2,444 shares during the period. IndexIQ Advisors LLC owned approximately 0.09% of ARMOUR Residential REIT worth $855,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    ARMOUR Residential REIT (NYSE:ARR) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 15, 2019 8:30 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019

Numis Securities cut shares of Safestore (LON:SAFE) to a hold rating in a report published on Thursday morning.

Several other research analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. Liberum Capital reissued a buy rating and set a GBX 560 ($7.46) price objective on shares of Safestore in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Peel Hunt reissued a hold rating on shares of Safestore in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of GBX 540.83 ($7.20).

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Safestore opened at GBX 556.50 ($7.41) on Thursday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Safestore has a 1-year low of GBX 360 ($4.79) and a 1-year high of GBX 528 ($7.03).

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Hawaiian Holdings, Inc.(HA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    At an industry conference last week, Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) CEO Peter Ingram told reporters that Hawaiian Airlines had experienced a modest decline in bookings due to the continued eruption of Kilauea: a volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    However, one U.S. airline is uniquely suited to weather the current environment of rising fuel prices: Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA). Furthermore, Hawaiian Holdings stock trades for just seven times forward earnings, which makes this company a particularly attractive investment opportunity.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    As a result, speculation about when flights will begin is ramping up. Additionally, many Hawaii residents are rooting for Southwest to add interisland flights within Hawaii. This would break the near-monopoly held by Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) subsidiary Hawaiian Airlines.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    After several years of struggling to build a defensible international route network, leisure-focused airline operator Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) has become one of the most profitable airlines in the U.S. in the past few years. Hawaiian’s pre-tax margin rose from 6.9% in 2014 to 13.2% in 2015, 18.4% in 2016, and 17.6% in 2017.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Dynagas LNG Partners LP(DLNG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE: DLNG) shares dropped 12 percent to $9.33 after the company lowered its quarterly distribution to $0.25 per common unit from $0.4225 per common unit.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE:DLNG) will post its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, May 16th. Analysts expect Dynagas LNG Partners to post earnings of $0.17 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Valeritas Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: VLRX) fell 25.9 percent to $1.89 in pre-market trading. Valeritas priced its 13.7 million share offering at $1.75 per share.
    Zealand Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: ZEAL) fell 6.5 percent to $15.30 in pre-market trading after rising 9.80 percent on Monday.
    Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE: DLNG) fell 5.1 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after slipping 1.15 percent on Monday.
    Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ: INCY) fell 5 percent to $64.80 in pre-market trading. Lilly and Incyte disclosed that the FDA Advisory Committee recommended approval of baricitinib 2mg, but not 4mg, for the treatment of moderately-to-severely active RAI.
    Casa Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CASA) fell 4.7 percent to $28.40 in pre-market trading after announcing a 7.35 million share common stock offering.
    Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE: AGO) shares fell 4.5 percent to $34.30 in pre-market trading. The founder and president of Greenlight Capital talked about a short idea in Assured Guaranty, saying pre-tax income is likely to "collapse." He also highlighted Assured Guaranty insured $12.2 billion in below-investment grade bonds.
    The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE) shares fell 4 percent to $17.30 in pre-market trading.
    Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS) shares fell 3.4 percent to $38.10 in pre-market trading

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE: DLNG) shares dropped 12 percent to $9.30 after the company lowered its quarterly distribution to $0.25 per common unit from $0.4225 per common unit.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE: DLNG) shares dropped 12 percent to $9.33 after the company lowered its quarterly distribution to $0.25 per common unit from $0.4225 per common unit.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Euronet Worldwide Inc.(EEFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News articles about Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Euronet Worldwide earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.8935763095505 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and seven have given 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 $107.14.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ: EEFT) and Payment Data Systems (NASDAQ:PYDS) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Euronet Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: EEFT) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs. It has a $94 price target, which compares with the consensus target across Wall Street of $105.29. The stock ended trading on Friday at $85.98.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    These companies run the gamut from video games to e-commerce to search engines and more, but what all of them have in common is huge long-term potential. And what’s a game with no points? David checks back in on the five-stock set he picked shortly after Brexit was announced — Booking Holdings (NASDAQ:BKNG), Hain Celestial (NASDAQ:HAIN), Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG), and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA). Did this tiny portfolio beat the market’s 26% gain in the last few years? Tune in and find out.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Electronic payments and remittances giantEuronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT)displayed crisp revenue growth in its earnings report issued April 25, which covered the first three months of the current year. Below, we’ll outline summary numbers, delve into pertinent details underlying the results, and review management’s perspective on the quarter:

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Transcananda Pipelines Ltd.(TRP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    In addition to the Trans Mountain system, two other pipeline projects currently are proposed to move crude oil from Alberta either to the Great Lakes or the Gulf Coast. Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is proposing to replace its 50-year old Line 3 system to transport 760,000 barrels a day to Superior, Wisconsin. TransCanada Corp. (NYSE: TRP) has received approval from the Trump administration and would transport 830,000 barrels a day to Nebraska where existing pipelines will take over, sending the crude to U.S. refineries and Gulf Coast terminals.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Priestley:Yeah,absolutely. The last company is also on this natural gas trend,it’s TransCanada (NYSE:TRP), ticker TRP. It’s aCanadian energy infrastructure company. They have assets in the U.S.,Canada, obviously, and Mexico. Theyoperate 40,000 miles of natural gas pipeline. Anotable project that they operate is the Keystone XL Pipeline and theKeystone Pipeline system. Italso has interests in 20 powergeneration facilities,mostly in Canada. And, they have significant scale as a midstream company. I kind of like these midstream players, because they’re really winners,so to speak, in a lot of respects. A lot of the contracts that they make with the oil refiners or the oilcompanies themselves are 15-20-year contracts.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    One company with a looming catalyst on the horizon is TransCanada (NYSE:TRP). It will pay its next quarterly dividend in July. To qualify for that payment, investors need to own shares of the Canadian oil and gas pipeline company before the end of June. And while collecting that upcoming dividend is a good reason to consider buying shares this month, it’s far from the only one.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Enbridge just bought its stake in the German offshore wind farm projectslast year, initially agreeing to invest about $1.25 billion for a 50% stake. However, with concerns growing about its balance sheet and ability to finance growth projects, the company has chosen to monetize part of this asset. It’s also monetizing its onshore renewable facilities in Canada and two in the U.S. to bring in some much-needed cash. This decision to cash in on a portion of its renewable portfolio follows a similar plan by fellow Canadian pipeline giant TransCanada (NYSE:TRP), which sold its solar assets in Ontario last year. The driving factor in that decision was TransCanada’s desire to improve its financial flexibility so that it could “continue to build on our vision of being North America’s leading energy infrastructure company,” said CEO Russ Girling. What’s clear from these deals is that neither TransCanada nor Enbridge sees renewables playing a key role in building the companies they envision themselves being.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Paylocity Holding Corporation(PCTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Paylocity Holding (NASDAQ:PCTY) CEO Steven R. Beauchamp sold 80,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.37, for a total value of $4,429,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY) is looking to change all of that. The company’s cloud-based platform was built from the ground up to provide users with an easy-to-use, mobile-focused solution. Paylocity has been grabbing market share away from the industry giants ever since.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Lately, on Industry Focus: Tech, we’ve focused on the megacap businesses that have been dominating the news — at the cost of shedding some light on smaller companies with massive growth potential. In this week’s episode, host Dylan Lewis talks with Fool.com contributorBrian Feroldi about three ultra-compelling small-cap tech companies: HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS), AppFolio (NASDAQ:APPF), and Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News articles about Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Paylocity earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the software maker an impact score of 45.7246636887572 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: MGE Energy Inc.(MGEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Prudential Financial Inc. reduced its position in MGE Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGEE) by 18.2% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 104,636 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 23,210 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in MGE Energy were worth $5,871,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Danielson (NYSE: CVA) and MGE Energy (NASDAQ:MGEE) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of MGE Energy (NASDAQ:MGEE) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Friday.

    Separately, ValuEngine cut shares of MGE Energy from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Wednesday, June 6th.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Bazaarvoice, Inc.(BV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [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.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings(LH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. reduced its position in shares of LabCorp (NYSE:LH) by 45.1% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 19,179 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 15,727 shares during the quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in LabCorp were worth $3,116,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Laboratory Corp. of America Put Options (LH) (americanbankingnews.com) Credit Suisse Group Lowers Laboratory Corp. of America (LH) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com) Laboratory Corp. of America (LH) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday (americanbankingnews.com) Can LaunchPad Aid LabCorp's (LH) Covance Arm in Q1 Earnings? (finance.yahoo.com) As Laboratory Corp Of America Holdings (LH) Shares Rose, Shareholder Veritas Investment Management Llp … (djzplanet.com)

    LH has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Craig Hallum restated a “buy” rating and set a $204.00 price target (up from $180.00) on shares of Laboratory Corp. of America in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. Morgan Stanley upped their target price on Laboratory Corp. of America from $182.00 to $192.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Laboratory Corp. of America from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Mizuho set a $178.00 target price on Laboratory Corp. of America and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. Finally, Robert W. Baird set a $183.00 target price on Laboratory Corp. of America and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $189.19.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Triangle Securities Wealth Management lifted its stake in Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) by 34.5% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 2,339 shares of the medical research company’s stock after purchasing an additional 600 shares during the period. Triangle Securities Wealth Management’s holdings in Laboratory Corp. of America were worth $420,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    MUFG Americas Holdings Corp trimmed its stake in LabCorp (NYSE:LH) by 55.0% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 10,683 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 13,073 shares during the quarter. MUFG Americas Holdings Corp’s holdings in LabCorp were worth $1,728,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

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    $2.92 Earnings Per Share Expected for LabCorp (LH) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Global Contract Research Organization Market 2018 Pioneers by 2023: Parexel, LabCorp (Covance), PRA, PPD … (theexpertconsulting.com) OmniSeq and LabCorp Launch OmniSeq Advance? Assay (nasdaq.com) LabCorp’s latest collaboration aims to accelerate personalized, genomic medicine (bizjournals.com) Can Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) Continue To Outperform Its Industry? (finance.yahoo.com)

    LH has been the topic of several analyst reports. Barclays lifted their target price on shares of LabCorp from $195.00 to $210.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, February 26th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of LabCorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $190.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $176.00 target price on shares of LabCorp in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. ValuEngine raised shares of LabCorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on shares of LabCorp from $182.00 to $192.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. LabCorp has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $191.06.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Kenon Holdings Ltd.(KEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kenon (NYSE: KEN) and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BIP) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kenon (NYSE: KEN) and Odyssey Marine Exploration (NASDAQ:OMEX) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Nordic American Tanker (NYSE: NAT) and Kenon (NYSE:KEN) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and profitability.

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Interpace Diagnostics Group Inc (NASDAQ:IDXG) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2017. Interpace Diagnostics Group Inc is engaged in developing and commercializing molecular diagnostic tests, leveraging the latest technology and personalized medicine for diagnosis and management. Interpace Diagnostics Group Inc has a market cap of $25.630 million; its shares were traded at around $0.95 with and P/S ratio of 0.62. Interpace Diagnostics Group Inc had annual average EBITDA growth of 20.20% over the past ten years.

For the last quarter Interpace Diagnostics Group Inc reported a revenue of $4.37 million, compared with the revenue of $3.12 million during the same period a year ago. For the latest fiscal year the company reported a revenue of $15.9 million, an increase of 21.5% from last year. For the last five years Interpace Diagnostics Group Inc had an average revenue decline of 36.3% a year.

The reported loss per diluted share was 77 cents for the year, compared with the loss per share of $3.1 in the previous year. The Interpace Diagnostics Group Inc had an operating margin of -39.59%, compared with the operating margin of -49.23% a year before. The 10-year historical median operating margin of Interpace Diagnostics Group Inc is -35.98%. The profitability rank of the company is 3 (out of 10).

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Paylocity Holding Corporation(PCTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The curtain could come down any day on MoviePass’ bumpy run as an independent company: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    Chicago Fed national activity index +0.10 vs +0.27 expected
    The Composite Purchasing Managers' Index for April will be released at 9:45 a.m. ET.
    Existing home sales report for March is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Deutsche Bank upgraded Michael Kors (NYSE: KORS) from Hold to Buy
    RBC downgraded Paylocity (NASDAQ: PCTY) from Outperform to Sector Perform
    Suntrust downgraded Oasis Petroleum (NYSE: OAS) from Hold to Sell

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Paylocity Holding (NASDAQ:PCTY) CEO Steven R. Beauchamp sold 80,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.37, for a total value of $4,429,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Lately, on Industry Focus: Tech, we’ve focused on the megacap businesses that have been dominating the news — at the cost of shedding some light on smaller companies with massive growth potential. In this week’s episode, host Dylan Lewis talks with Fool.com contributorBrian Feroldi about three ultra-compelling small-cap tech companies: HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS), AppFolio (NASDAQ:APPF), and Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY).

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY) is looking to change all of that. The company’s cloud-based platform was built from the ground up to provide users with an easy-to-use, mobile-focused solution. Paylocity has been grabbing market share away from the industry giants ever since.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Autodesk, Inc.(ADSK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Burney Co. decreased its stake in shares of Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) by 3.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 19,772 shares of the software company’s stock after selling 630 shares during the quarter. Burney Co.’s holdings in Autodesk were worth $2,483,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $3.54 billion.
    Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $557.65 million.
    Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.60 billion.
    Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $131.95 million.
    Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) is expected to post quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $297.67 million.
    Shoe Carnival, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCVL) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $262.02 million.
    Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NYSE: DECK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $375.41 million.
    Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE: ZOES) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.01 per share on revenue of $105.30 million.
    DXC Technology Company (NYSE: DXC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $2.23 per share on revenue of $6.12 billion.
    8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.05 per share on revenue of $76.93 million.
    Viasat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.45 per share on revenue of $424.46 million.
    ePlus inc. (NASDAQ: PLUS) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $1.60 billion.
    Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE: LGF.A) is expected to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $1.04 billion.
    Agilysys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGYS) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $32.58 million.
    Nutanix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTNX) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $278.98 million.
    Veeva Systems Inc. (NYSE: VEEV) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE: ZOES) fell 27.8 percent to $10.45 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. The company also lowered its FY18 sales outlook from $358million-$368 million to $345 million-$352 million.
    Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB) shares fell 15.6 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Rockwell Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: RMTI) fell 15.5 percent to $5.02 in the pre-market trading session after the company disclosed that its President and CEO Robert Chioini was terminated.
    BG Staffing Inc (NYSE: BGSF) shares fell 12.7 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading after reporting a common stock offering.
    8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) fell 9.3 percent to $20.00 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited (NASDAQ: APWC) fell 7.7 percent to $2.35 in pre-market trading after rising 3.88 percent on Thursday.
    Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS) shares fell 7.5 percent to $30.49 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat earnings for its first quarter on Thursday. Comps were up 1 percent in the quarter.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) fell 6.4 percent to $33.91 in pre-market trading.
    Buckle Inc (NYSE: BKE) fell 4.9 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading following weak quarterly sales.
    China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF) shares fell 4.9 percent to $3.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 11.53 percent on Thursday.
    Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) fell 4.8 percent to $78.98 in pre-market trading. Ross Stores reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak forecast for the current quarter.
    Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE: CPE) shares fell 4.7 percent to $11.90 in pre-market trading after the company reported pricing of common

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    General Motors (NYSE:GM), along with many automakers, is in an unusual position to hit two birds with one stone as the automotive industry evolves toward the future of driverless vehicles. That’s because it believes electric vehicles are the foundation for autonomous vehicles, and it’s rapidly developing technology for both. So far, a large hurdle to overcome is how to profitably make and sell EVs. On Thursday, GM, along withsoftware companyAutodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK), gave us a glimpse at one small idea that could help do just that.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: LookSmart Ltd.(LOOK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Peel Hunt reissued their buy rating on shares of Lookers (LON:LOOK) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning.

    A number of other equities analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Numis Securities reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 130 ($1.76) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. JPMorgan Chase upped their price target on shares of Lookers from GBX 109 ($1.48) to GBX 130 ($1.76) and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 145 ($1.97) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 146 ($1.98) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Monday, March 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Lookers has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of GBX 137.71 ($1.87).

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc.(LLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $223.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Prudential Financial Inc. decreased its stake in L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) by 20.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 87,847 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 21,981 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. owned approximately 0.11% of L3 Technologies worth $18,272,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    L-3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) missed out on much of the rally enjoyed by other defense contractors over the last year. The reason for the lagging performance was because the company was in the middle of a transformation plan aimed at propelling it into the ranks of those larger rivals. Judging by its first-quarter results, the efforts are already beginning to show results.

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    The primary companies identified fitting the bill are Hubbell (NYSE: HUBB), Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP), and L3 (NYSE: LLL).

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Sphere 3D Corp.(ANY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    How to Use Email Signature Marketing to Support Your Data-driven Marketing Efforts (martechadvisor.com) Sphere 3D (ANY) versus Its Peers Financial Analysis (americanbankingnews.com) Critical Survey: Sphere 3D (ANY) & Its Competitors (americanbankingnews.com) Financial Analysis: Sphere 3D (ANY) vs. The Competition (americanbankingnews.com) Comparing Sphere 3D (ANY) & Its Rivals (americanbankingnews.com)

    ANY stock traded down $0.03 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $0.44. 4,003 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,270,410. Sphere 3D has a 1-year low of $0.44 and a 1-year high of $0.46. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.39 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -0.33 and a beta of 2.40.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sphere 3D (NASDAQ:ANY) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Monday . Approximately 2,577,171 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 254% from the previous session’s volume of 727,835 shares.The stock last traded at $0.49 and had previously closed at $0.38.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) fell by more than 48% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $0.57 after closing at $1.10 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $7.25. Volume of about 5.3 million was more than 10 times the daily average. Another secondary stock offering. This time 3.3 million shares plus warrants at $0.70.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

Regardless of how you feel about the current political climate in the United States, one thing seems very clear: business optimism is as high as it has been in years. And with a very surprising third-quarter gross domestic product reading of 3%, despite some of the worst storms in a generation, the trend seems to be going higher. One of the positives from optimism in the corporate world is renewed and, most importantly, increased levels of spending, and that seems to be the case when it comes to information technology (IT) spending in the fourth quarter.

In a new research report, Oppenheimer has tallied the results from its fifth annual fourth quarter IT spending survey, and they look very positive. The analysts note that the report provides an updated assessment of demand conditions and can be a sentiment indicator of directional changes in IT spending through year’s end. The report said this:

Positively, the trend lines show an inflection, and reveal strengthening IT spending patterns versus prior years. The survey data points to a healthy operating environment for new software sales and should translate into good fourth quarter technology earnings results. Bottom Line: The trend lines and qualitative feedback suggest a more optimistic mindset from IT buyers this fourth versus prior years, which is a positive data point for upcoming quarterly results for large-cap software vendors, and best-of-breed SaaS vendors with technology visions that are aligned with customer demand, are differentiated, and have difficult-to-replicate products and services.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: LookSmart Ltd.(LOOK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Peel Hunt reissued their buy rating on shares of Lookers (LON:LOOK) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning.

    A number of other equities analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Numis Securities reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 130 ($1.76) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. JPMorgan Chase upped their price target on shares of Lookers from GBX 109 ($1.48) to GBX 130 ($1.76) and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 145 ($1.97) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 146 ($1.98) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Monday, March 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Lookers has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of GBX 137.71 ($1.87).

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Paylocity Holding Corporation(PCTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Lately, on Industry Focus: Tech, we’ve focused on the megacap businesses that have been dominating the news — at the cost of shedding some light on smaller companies with massive growth potential. In this week’s episode, host Dylan Lewis talks with Fool.com contributorBrian Feroldi about three ultra-compelling small-cap tech companies: HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS), AppFolio (NASDAQ:APPF), and Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY).

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    The curtain could come down any day on MoviePass’ bumpy run as an independent company: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    Chicago Fed national activity index +0.10 vs +0.27 expected
    The Composite Purchasing Managers' Index for April will be released at 9:45 a.m. ET.
    Existing home sales report for March is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Deutsche Bank upgraded Michael Kors (NYSE: KORS) from Hold to Buy
    RBC downgraded Paylocity (NASDAQ: PCTY) from Outperform to Sector Perform
    Suntrust downgraded Oasis Petroleum (NYSE: OAS) from Hold to Sell

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Paylocity Holding (NASDAQ:PCTY) CEO Steven R. Beauchamp sold 80,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.37, for a total value of $4,429,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY) is looking to change all of that. The company’s cloud-based platform was built from the ground up to provide users with an easy-to-use, mobile-focused solution. Paylocity has been grabbing market share away from the industry giants ever since.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Brooks Automation Inc.(BRKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) insider Maurice H. Tenney sold 8,969 shares of Brooks Automation stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.80, for a total transaction of $267,276.20. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Activision Blizzard, Inc(ATVI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    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 queue up the results for video game giant Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), which took in almost $2 billion in revenue — up 14% — in the first quarter.

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Activision Blizzard’s (NASDAQ:ATVI)Call of Duty(CoD) is one of the world’s most popular video-game franchises and an incredibly reliable source of revenue for the publisher. However, fans of the game could be in for a big change.Reports suggest that the series’ next installment,Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, will not feature a single-player campaign mode and instead it will include only multiplayer experiences.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Stock No. 1: The first one up is Activision Blizzard(NASDAQ:ATVI). ATVI is the ticker symbol. Activision Blizzard is, for me anyway, the worldwide leader. There’s some good competition [Electronic Arts and others] in interactive entertainment.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Later today, we’ll see gaming giant Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) report earnings after the close. In terms of game launches, it was a somewhat quiet quarter for ATVI. The last time the company reported, it wasn’t too long after the release of major games Call of Duty: World War II and Destiny 2.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI)recently announced earnings results that edged past management’s targets. The video game publisher notched important first-quarter wins in core metrics such as engagement and profitability. However, due to the timing of its biggest releases, and plans to ramp up the esports and advertising businesses, investors won’t have a clear picture on Activision’s 2018 performance until later in the fiscal year than usual.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Extreme Networks Inc.(EXTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of network equipment maker Extreme Networks (NASDAQ:EXTR) are having a rough Wednesday. The stock opened 26.8% lower today, following last night’s release of disappointing third-quarter results.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Extreme Networks (NASDAQ:EXTR)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday after an insider bought additional shares in the company. The stock traded as low as $8.21 and last traded at $8.25, with a volume of 146844 shares. The stock had previously closed at $8.43.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Extreme Networks (NASDAQ:EXTR) insider Edward Meyercord acquired 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 14th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $8.42 per share, with a total value of $168,400.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) shares dropped 24 percent to $8.95 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance.

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The U.S. Supreme Court just struck down as unconstitutional the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992, which barred states from authorizing sports gambling.

Whilesports betting has been legal in Nevada for decades, the court said Congress had the right to regulate sports gambling if it wanted, but if it abdicated that responsibility, then the states could move forward on their own. Although the 6-3 decision doesn’t automatically legalize sports betting everywhere, states can now set up their own regulatory framework to govern it.

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Casino operators are obviously invigorated by the news, and many have been planning for this eventuality. They say they’re ready to hit the ground running, and some are prepared to have sports book rooms in place within weeks.

For example, MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM) issued a statement saying:

Top 5 Casino Stocks For 2018: Global Net Lease, Inc.(GNL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Global Net Lease (NYSE:GNL) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The financial services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.53 by ($0.04), Bloomberg Earnings reports. Global Net Lease had a return on equity of 1.72% and a net margin of 9.09%. The business had revenue of $68.09 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $66.87 million.

Top 5 Casino Stocks For 2018: NewJersey Resources Corporation(NJR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
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Top 5 Casino Stocks For 2018: Paylocity Holding Corporation(PCTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Paylocity Holding (NASDAQ:PCTY) CEO Steven R. Beauchamp sold 80,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.37, for a total value of $4,429,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    The curtain could come down any day on MoviePass’ bumpy run as an independent company: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    Chicago Fed national activity index +0.10 vs +0.27 expected
    The Composite Purchasing Managers' Index for April will be released at 9:45 a.m. ET.
    Existing home sales report for March is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Deutsche Bank upgraded Michael Kors (NYSE: KORS) from Hold to Buy
    RBC downgraded Paylocity (NASDAQ: PCTY) from Outperform to Sector Perform
    Suntrust downgraded Oasis Petroleum (NYSE: OAS) from Hold to Sell

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY) is looking to change all of that. The company’s cloud-based platform was built from the ground up to provide users with an easy-to-use, mobile-focused solution. Paylocity has been grabbing market share away from the industry giants ever since.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Lately, on Industry Focus: Tech, we’ve focused on the megacap businesses that have been dominating the news — at the cost of shedding some light on smaller companies with massive growth potential. In this week’s episode, host Dylan Lewis talks with Fool.com contributorBrian Feroldi about three ultra-compelling small-cap tech companies: HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS), AppFolio (NASDAQ:APPF), and Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY).

Top 5 Casino Stocks For 2018: Roper Technologies, Inc.(ROP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Neuburgh Advisers LLC cut its stake in Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP) by 12.9% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,616 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 240 shares during the quarter. Neuburgh Advisers LLC’s holdings in Roper Technologies were worth $454,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE: ROP) announced plans to acquire PowerPlan for $1.1 billion in cash.
    Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial Inc (NASDAQ: MBFI) for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) agreed to merge its transportation unit with Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp (NYSE: WAB).
    IHS Markit Ltd (NASDAQ: INFO) announced plans to Ipreo for $1.855 billion.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallApril 20, 2018 8:30 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) and Danaher (NYSE:DHR) are both large-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Top 5 Casino Stocks For 2018: Helmerich & Payne, Inc.(HP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    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. 

  • [By Chris Johnson]

    Let me show you…

    I Love Helmerich & Payne Inc. (NYSE: HP) for This Coming Week

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

  • [By ]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) CFO Juan Pablo Tardio sold 52,781 shares of Helmerich & Payne stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.44, for a total value of $3,823,455.64. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 25,628 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,856,492.32. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

Best Casino Stocks To Watch For 2018

Wanted: $6 million in missing gaming chips. Last seen: The lavish Wynn casino in Macau.

Police are hunting for millions of dollars in casino chips after they were stolen — allegedly by one of Wynn’s own croupiers — raising security concerns in the world’s biggest gambling hub.

The heist happened Tuesday at the Wynn Macau (WYNMF), one of the marquee destinations in a Chinese territory whose gambling revenues dwarf those of Las Vegas.

Macau police told CNNMoney that a dealer at the Wynn Macau and a potential accomplice have been arrested and that they are not currently looking for other suspects. They declined to identify the two people by name.

Police didn’t say how the stolen chips were taken past casino security. But local media reported that the suspect allegedly stuffed them into a bag in a VIP room and simply carried them out.

To turn the chips into hard cash, the thieves or their associates would eventually need to bring them back into the casino.

Best Casino Stocks To Watch For 2018: Paylocity Holding Corporation(PCTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY) is looking to change all of that. The company’s cloud-based platform was built from the ground up to provide users with an easy-to-use, mobile-focused solution. Paylocity has been grabbing market share away from the industry giants ever since.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    The curtain could come down any day on MoviePass’ bumpy run as an independent company: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    Chicago Fed national activity index +0.10 vs +0.27 expected
    The Composite Purchasing Managers' Index for April will be released at 9:45 a.m. ET.
    Existing home sales report for March is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Deutsche Bank upgraded Michael Kors (NYSE: KORS) from Hold to Buy
    RBC downgraded Paylocity (NASDAQ: PCTY) from Outperform to Sector Perform
    Suntrust downgraded Oasis Petroleum (NYSE: OAS) from Hold to Sell

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  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Lately, on Industry Focus: Tech, we’ve focused on the megacap businesses that have been dominating the news — at the cost of shedding some light on smaller companies with massive growth potential. In this week’s episode, host Dylan Lewis talks with Fool.com contributorBrian Feroldi about three ultra-compelling small-cap tech companies: HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS), AppFolio (NASDAQ:APPF), and Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Paylocity Holding (NASDAQ:PCTY) CEO Steven R. Beauchamp sold 80,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.37, for a total value of $4,429,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Best Casino Stocks To Watch For 2018: Sims Metal Management Limited(SMS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Speed Mining Service (CURRENCY:SMS) traded 4.2% higher against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 0:00 AM E.T. on May 20th. One Speed Mining Service token can now be purchased for $16.33 or 0.00192074 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including CoinExchange and HitBTC. Speed Mining Service has a market capitalization of $1.71 million and $413.00 worth of Speed Mining Service was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last seven days, Speed Mining Service has traded 4.2% lower against the dollar.

Best Casino Stocks To Watch For 2018: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.(BBBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) traded down nearly 20% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $17.26 after closing Wednesday at $21.50. The stock’s 52-week high is $40.33. Volume was nearly 10 times the daily average of around 3.3 million shares. The company slumped on a weak earnings report.

  • [By ]

    Amazon (AMZN) has its sights on Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) , according to TheStreet’s founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer.

  • [By ]

    Bed Bath & Beyond’s (BBBY) latest earnings stink as bad as shower mildew. 

    Yet somehow, there continues to be little — to no — accountability at the top for years of bad results and an obsession for repurchasing a stock that often only knows one direction, down.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.’s (NASDAQ: BBBY) fiscal fourth-quarter report is scheduled for Wednesday. The consensus estimates are $1.40 in earnings per share (EPS) on $3.69 billion in revenue. The shares closed at $21.00 on Friday. The consensus price target is $22.65, and the 52-week trading range is $19.07 to $40.76.

Best Casino Stocks To Watch For 2018: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc.(RMCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF) and Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF) and Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018

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Dont take any stated yields for granted these days! The financial news has been flooded with dividend cuts lately, with Teva Pharmaceutical (TEVA) and Mattel (MAT) taking the hatchet to their payouts, and telecom Windstream (WIN) dropping its dividend too.

Its dangerous to buy headline yields or even supposedly safe blue chips with more modest dividends without looking at the profits funding these payouts. Companies with high payout ratios (how much in earnings, funds from operations and other measures a company pays out in the form of dividends) are a twofold risk:

High payout ratios can lead to a slowing in dividend growth, which means your payout is increasingly likely to fall behind inflation.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018: Baytex Energy Corp(BTE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Baytex Energy (NYSE: BTE) and Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation, risk and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Baytex Energy (TSE:BTE) (NYSE:BTE) had its price target raised by equities researchers at TD Securities from C$4.50 to C$5.50 in a report issued on Friday. The brokerage currently has a “hold” rating on the stock. TD Securities’ price target points to a potential downside of 0.90% from the company’s current price.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018: Paylocity Holding Corporation(PCTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Lately, on Industry Focus: Tech, we’ve focused on the megacap businesses that have been dominating the news — at the cost of shedding some light on smaller companies with massive growth potential. In this week’s episode, host Dylan Lewis talks with Fool.com contributorBrian Feroldi about three ultra-compelling small-cap tech companies: HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS), AppFolio (NASDAQ:APPF), and Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY).

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    The curtain could come down any day on MoviePass’ bumpy run as an independent company: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    Chicago Fed national activity index +0.10 vs +0.27 expected
    The Composite Purchasing Managers' Index for April will be released at 9:45 a.m. ET.
    Existing home sales report for March is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Deutsche Bank upgraded Michael Kors (NYSE: KORS) from Hold to Buy
    RBC downgraded Paylocity (NASDAQ: PCTY) from Outperform to Sector Perform
    Suntrust downgraded Oasis Petroleum (NYSE: OAS) from Hold to Sell

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Paylocity Holding (NASDAQ:PCTY) CEO Steven R. Beauchamp sold 80,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.37, for a total value of $4,429,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY) is looking to change all of that. The company’s cloud-based platform was built from the ground up to provide users with an easy-to-use, mobile-focused solution. Paylocity has been grabbing market share away from the industry giants ever since.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018: Telefonica SA(TEF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BME:TEF traded up €0.15 ($0.19) during midday trading on Friday, reaching €8.20 ($10.12). 33,480,000 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 23,390,000. Telef?nica has a 12 month low of €7.45 ($9.20) and a 12 month high of €10.63 ($13.12).

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Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018: Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.(RARE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

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

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

    A number of other brokerages have also recently weighed in on RARE. JPMorgan Chase restated an overweight rating and issued a $66.00 price objective (down from $68.00) on shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. Evercore ISI upgraded shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical from an in-line rating to an outperform rating in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. Stifel Nicolaus restated a buy rating and issued a $74.00 price objective (down from $85.00) on shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 4th. Finally, Wedbush reiterated a positive rating and set a $71.00 target price (up from $64.00) on shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical in a research note on Wednesday, April 18th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and sixteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $69.76.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018: SPDR Blmbg Barclays Intl Trs Bd ETF (BWX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Spdr Bloomberg Barclays International Treasury Bond Etf (BMV:BWX) was the target of a significant decline in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 98,671 shares, a decline of 86.0% from the April 13th total of 706,330 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 636,403 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.2 days.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

Littelfuse (NASDAQ: LFUS) and ABB Group (NYSE:ABB) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Littelfuse and ABB Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Littelfuse $1.22 billion 4.16 $119.51 million $7.74 26.37
ABB Group $34.31 billion 1.51 $2.21 billion $1.25 19.36

ABB Group has higher revenue and earnings than Littelfuse. ABB Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Littelfuse, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Inphi Corporation(IPHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Inphi Corp. (NYSE:IPHI) dropped on Wednesday following a mixed first-quarter report and a subsequent analyst downgrade. The company’s revenue declined sharply and came in just short of analyst expectations. The stock was down about 9.5% at 2:45 p.m. EDT.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Inphi Corp. (NYSE: IPHI) fell about 8.6% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $32.36 after closing at $35.40 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $51.78. Volume of about 3 million was roughly five times the daily average of around 680,000 shares traded. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Several other optics stocks stand to gain. In a Monday note, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Vivek Arya also highlighlited the semiconductor space as one that could benefit from the news. Other stocks to watch include:

    Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LITE)
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN)
    Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR)
    II-VI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IIVI)
    Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI)
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS)
    Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ: IDTI)
    Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ: QRVO)
    Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX)
    Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ: AVGO)

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: LiqTech International, Inc.(LIQT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares climbed 70.3 percent to $5.45 after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) surged 39.8 percent to $1.58 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) gained 25.6 percent to $11.50. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Aytu Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ: AYTU) shares jumped 21.8 percent to $0.4798 after the company late Monday reported lighter-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) shares gained 21.1 percent to $26.77 following Q3 results.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) rose 16.8 percent to $7.1271 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) rose 13.8 percent to $2.88.
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) jumped 13.1 percent to $6.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares gained 12 percent to $5.87 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) gained 8.4 percent to $3.96 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Rosehill Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: ROSE) surged 8.4 percent to $7.90 after announcing Q1 results.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) rose 8.1 percent to $0.5171 following Q1 results.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) rose 7.7 percent to $5.6103 following Q1 results.
    Nine Energy Service, Inc. (NYSE: NINE) shares climbed 7.4 percent to $35.90.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 6.7 percent to $6.40 after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
    MYnd
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) rose 75.31 percent to close at $9.94 after reporting Q1 results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 40.62 percent to close at $4.50 on Tuesday after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) gained 34.39 percent to close at $3.40.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) gained 32.74 percent to close at $1.50 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) surged 31.15 percent to close at $8.00 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) rose 21.07 percent to close at $11.09. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) rose 20.23 percent to close at $10.58.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) shares gained 17.62 percent to close at $17.82.
    Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: APVO) rose 17.1 percent to close at $5.82.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) shares jumped 16.23 percent to close at $4.87 following Q1 earnings.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) rose 16.04 percent to close at $3.69.
    PPDAI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PPDF) climbed 15.99 percent to close at $7.98 following Q1 results.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) rose 15.93 percent to close at $3.42.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) gained 15.59 percent to close at $0.5532 following Q1 results.
    Sophiris Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPHS) gained 13.92 percent to close at $3.52 on Tuesday following Q1 results.
    Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA) jumped 13.4 percent to close at $2.37.
    Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI) shares surged 13.05 percent to close

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Corning Incorporated(GLW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
    PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to
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  • [By Steve Symington]

    Corning Incorporated(NYSE:GLW)released solid first-quarter 2018 results on Tuesday morning. The glass technologist met or exceeded expectations in each of its five business segments, and it clarified its growth targets both for the coming year and longer term.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

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  • [By Anders Bylund]

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Paylocity Holding Corporation(PCTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY) is looking to change all of that. The company’s cloud-based platform was built from the ground up to provide users with an easy-to-use, mobile-focused solution. Paylocity has been grabbing market share away from the industry giants ever since.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Lately, on Industry Focus: Tech, we’ve focused on the megacap businesses that have been dominating the news — at the cost of shedding some light on smaller companies with massive growth potential. In this week’s episode, host Dylan Lewis talks with Fool.com contributorBrian Feroldi about three ultra-compelling small-cap tech companies: HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS), AppFolio (NASDAQ:APPF), and Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY).

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    The curtain could come down any day on MoviePass’ bumpy run as an independent company: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    Chicago Fed national activity index +0.10 vs +0.27 expected
    The Composite Purchasing Managers' Index for April will be released at 9:45 a.m. ET.
    Existing home sales report for March is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Deutsche Bank upgraded Michael Kors (NYSE: KORS) from Hold to Buy
    RBC downgraded Paylocity (NASDAQ: PCTY) from Outperform to Sector Perform
    Suntrust downgraded Oasis Petroleum (NYSE: OAS) from Hold to Sell

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Paylocity Holding (NASDAQ:PCTY) CEO Steven R. Beauchamp sold 80,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.37, for a total value of $4,429,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Quality Systems, Inc.(QSII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Source: ThinkstockMay 22, 2017: The S&P 500 closed higher on the day, up 0.5% at 2,393.91. Separately the DJIA closed up 0.4% as well at 20,894.90. The Nasdaq closed up 0.8% at 6,133.62.

The broad markets kicked off the week with solid gains on Monday. Practically all of the sectors and industries were showing gains on the day, with an emphasis on the tech sector. Some of the mid- and small-cap oil & gas stocks were lower on the day despite crude oil moving above the $50 mark for the first time in over a month. Following the Saudi arms deal, aerospace and defense stocks were incredibly positive on the day too.

Crude oil broke the $50 level and was last trading higher on the day up 1% at $50.81.

good penny stocks: S&W Seed Company(SANW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    S&w Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) – Equities researchers at B. Riley decreased their Q3 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for S&w Seed in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, May 10th. B. Riley analyst S. Sherbetchyan now anticipates that the company will post earnings of $0.00 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.01. B. Riley has a “Buy” rating and a $5.50 price objective on the stock.

good penny stocks: Principal Financial Group Inc(PFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Stilwell Value LLCOFG Bancorp (OFG) – 1,614,868 shares, 14.1% of the total portfolio. Kingsway Financial Services Inc (KFS) – 3,780,889 shares, 12.63% of the total portfolio. HopFed Bancorp Inc (HFBC) – 627,128 shares, 7.62% of the total portfolio. Alcentra Capital Corp (ABDC) – 1,251,324 shares, 7.27% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 20.66%Sound Financial Bancorp Inc (SFBC) – 228,600 shares, 7.02% of th

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    These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

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    Principal Financial Group (PFG) Approves New $300M Buyback (streetinsider.com) Principal Financial Group (PFG) Announces Share Repurchase Plan (americanbankingnews.com) Is Principal Large Cap Growth I Institutional (PLGIX) a Strong Mutual Fund Pick Right Now? (finance.yahoo.com) Principal Financial Group is Oversold (nasdaq.com) Principal Names New Chief Human Resources Officer (finance.yahoo.com)

    Several equities analysts have recently commented on PFG shares. Morgan Stanley decreased their target price on Principal Financial Group from $79.00 to $77.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Wells Fargo reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and issued a $76.00 target price on shares of Principal Financial Group in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Credit Suisse Group started coverage on Principal Financial Group in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $62.00 target price on the stock. Bank of America started coverage on Principal Financial Group in a research report on Monday, March 26th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $65.00 target price on the stock. Finally, UBS started coverage on Principal Financial Group in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $69.00 target price on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Principal Financial Group currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $71.18.

good penny stocks: Paylocity Holding Corporation(PCTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    The curtain could come down any day on MoviePass’ bumpy run as an independent company: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    Chicago Fed national activity index +0.10 vs +0.27 expected
    The Composite Purchasing Managers' Index for April will be released at 9:45 a.m. ET.
    Existing home sales report for March is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Deutsche Bank upgraded Michael Kors (NYSE: KORS) from Hold to Buy
    RBC downgraded Paylocity (NASDAQ: PCTY) from Outperform to Sector Perform
    Suntrust downgraded Oasis Petroleum (NYSE: OAS) from Hold to Sell

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  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Lately, on Industry Focus: Tech, we’ve focused on the megacap businesses that have been dominating the news — at the cost of shedding some light on smaller companies with massive growth potential. In this week’s episode, host Dylan Lewis talks with Fool.com contributorBrian Feroldi about three ultra-compelling small-cap tech companies: HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS), AppFolio (NASDAQ:APPF), and Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY).

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY) is looking to change all of that. The company’s cloud-based platform was built from the ground up to provide users with an easy-to-use, mobile-focused solution. Paylocity has been grabbing market share away from the industry giants ever since.

good penny stocks: MSA Safety Incorporporated(MSA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mine Safety Appliances (NYSE: MSA) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Surgical appliances & supplies” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Mine Safety Appliances to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

good penny stocks: ICON plc(ICLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Senomyx (NASDAQ: SNMX) and ICON (NASDAQ:ICLR) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and risk.

good penny stocks: Lannett Co Inc(LCI)

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  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap generic pharmaceutical stock Lannett Company, Inc (NYSE: LCI) is thesecond most shorted stock on the NYSE with short interest of 55.65% according toHighshortinterest.com. Lannett Company was founded in 1942 anddevelops, manufactures, packages, markets and distributes generic pharmaceutical products for a wide range of medical indications and therapeutic areas. The Company believes its ability to select viable products for development, efficiently develop such products (including obtaining any applicable regulatory approvals), vertically integrateitself into certain specialty markets and achieving economies in production are all critical for its success in the generic pharmaceutical industry in which it operates.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now

September 30, 2016: Here are four stocks trading with relatively heavy volume among 40 equities making new 52-week lows in Friday’s session.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (NASDAQ: CTSH) dropped more than 17% on Friday to post a new 52-week low of $45.44 after closing at $55.00 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $69.80. Volume was more than 10 times the daily average of around 4.2 million shares. The company’s president has been replaced as an investigation into possible corruption charges begins.

Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) lost about 0.6% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $44.10 after closing Thursday at $44.37. The 52-week high is $56.34. Volume of around 36 million was about 60% above the daily average of around 22 million shares traded. The company had no specific news, and that should come as a relief to management, employees, and stockholders.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) dropped about 1.1% on Friday to post a new 52-week low of $45.76 against a 52-week high of $66.55. Volume of nearly 11 million was around double the daily average of 6 million shares traded. The stock closed at $46.29 on Thursday night. The drug maker had no specific news Friday.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Zynga Inc.(ZNGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) is one of 61 publicly-traded companies in the “Data processing & preparation” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Zynga to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.(TSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund, Leo Sun, and Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Read on to see why you should forget about bitcoin and Ethereum in favor ofTaiwan Semiconductor(NYSE:TSM),eBay(NASDAQ:EBAY), andIntuitive Surgical(NASDAQ:ISRG) — at least when it comes to serious investments for the long term.

  • [By Steve Miller]

    On Thursday, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) fell by nearly 3%, after Taiwan Semiconductor (NYSE: TSM) gave a weak revenue forecast for its June quarter, which investors imlied would affect iPhone 8 sales negatively. Also, the Philadelphia Fed released data for its April manufacturing index of 23.2, compared to estimates of 20.8.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    I believe, then, that if Facebook is successful in deploying its own artificial intelligence/machine-learning chip, it’ll likely tap contract chip manufacturing giantTaiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company(NYSE:TSM) to manufacture the chips (since TSMC’s manufacturing technology is arguably the best in the industry, and its track record is superb).

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    The markets saw red on Thursday, as shares of Action Alerts PLUS holdings Apple (AAPL)   and Nvidia (NVDA) , Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM) , Micron (MU) and many others all declined. The interest rate watch is on, as are concerns that inflation could gain steam sooner than expected.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    The A12 should bring a big leap in performance and efficiency compared to the company’s prior generation A11 Bionic chip, thanks to design improvements by Apple coupled with a migration toTaiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s (NYSE:TSM) new 7-nanometer chip manufacturing technology.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Paylocity Holding Corporation(PCTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Lately, on Industry Focus: Tech, we’ve focused on the megacap businesses that have been dominating the news — at the cost of shedding some light on smaller companies with massive growth potential. In this week’s episode, host Dylan Lewis talks with Fool.com contributorBrian Feroldi about three ultra-compelling small-cap tech companies: HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS), AppFolio (NASDAQ:APPF), and Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY).

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    The curtain could come down any day on MoviePass’ bumpy run as an independent company: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    Chicago Fed national activity index +0.10 vs +0.27 expected
    The Composite Purchasing Managers' Index for April will be released at 9:45 a.m. ET.
    Existing home sales report for March is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Deutsche Bank upgraded Michael Kors (NYSE: KORS) from Hold to Buy
    RBC downgraded Paylocity (NASDAQ: PCTY) from Outperform to Sector Perform
    Suntrust downgraded Oasis Petroleum (NYSE: OAS) from Hold to Sell

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    Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY) is looking to change all of that. The company’s cloud-based platform was built from the ground up to provide users with an easy-to-use, mobile-focused solution. Paylocity has been grabbing market share away from the industry giants ever since.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Broadcom Corporation(BRCM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCM) traded down about 1.4% Friday and posted a new 52-week low of $222.00 after closing Thursday at $225.25. The stock’s 52-week high is $285.68. Volume totaled around 3.9 million, just under the daily average of about 4.1 million. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: AXT Inc(AXTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    Gallium Arsenide Global Market Players by 2023- Sumitomo Electric, AXT and China Crystal Technologies (newspharmaceuticals.com) TheStreet Downgrades AXT (AXTI) to C+ (americanbankingnews.com) Is this stock is Overbought? AXT, Inc. (AXTI) (stockquote.review) What Investors Should Know? AXT, Inc. (AXTI) (mostvolatilestocks.com) Community rallies around valley high school, putting on its first musical in 20 years (yourcentralvalley.com)

    Several analysts have recently issued reports on AXTI shares. BidaskClub upgraded AXT from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th. Dougherty & Co reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of AXT in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. B. Riley decreased their price target on AXT from $8.75 to $8.25 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded AXT from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 1st. Finally, BWS Financial restated a “buy” rating on shares of AXT in a research note on Tuesday, April 17th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $10.44.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.(CDNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ:CDNS) jumped on Tuesday after the provider of design solutions for integrated circuits and electronic devices reported its first-quarter results. The company beat analyst estimates for both revenue and earnings, and it provided guidance that came in above analyst expectations. As of 1 p.m. EDT, the stock was up about 9.5%.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares jumped 104.82 percent to close at $14.87 on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) rose 31.25 percent to close at $1.06. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares climbed 27.16 percent to close at $4.26 on Tuesday.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) gained 27.09 percent to close at $3.80. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) surged 17.13 percent to close at $37.95 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $18.21 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares jumped 15.73 percent to close at $7.58 on Tuesday after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares gained 14.62 percent to close at $31.75 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) jumped 12.86 percent to close at $7.37. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) rose 12.8 percent to close at $7.05 following strong quarterly results.
    Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDMO) rose 12.72 percent to close at $3.81.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) gained 12.61 percent to close at $5.00.
    Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBLN) rose 12.39 percent to close at $3.72.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares climbed 11.88 percent to close at $7
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares rose 35.8 percent to $4.55.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) gained 28.8 percent to $1.04. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares surged 19.1 percent to $33.00 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) gained 14.9 percent to $37.22 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares climbed 14 percent to $17.90 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) climbed 14 percent to $7.12 following strong quarterly results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 13.6 percent to $8.25.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 11.8 percent to $3.34. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) gained 11.6 percent to $40.99 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 11.2 percent to $4.9363.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 10.5 percent to $11.23 after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) rose 10.2 percent to $30.86. Sidoti & Co. upgraded Systemax from Neutral to Buy.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) surged 9.2 percent to $7.13. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose
  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Southwest Airlines Inc. (NYSE: LUV) canceled flights across the country in order to inspect the engines of 40 different airplanes. The inspections come a week after a mid-air engine explosion caused the first U.S. air fatality since 2009. Money Morning Executive Editor Bill Patalon breaks down the aftermath of the accident, and explains what it means for both Southwest and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA).
    The price of Bitcoin pushed back toward $9,000 as the post-tax season breakout continues for the cryptocurrency markets. The total value of the global cryptocurrency market topped $400 billion this morning, a significant recovery from the massive downturn that occurred in the first quarter. As we explained on Saturday, now may be the best time to buy Bitcoin since July 2013. That month was when Money MorningDefense and Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson went on live television with a bold prediction forBitcoin (BTC), which would be followed by 25,351% gains at the peak of the cryptocurrency’s run. Find out where Bitcoin is heading next, right here.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: GOOGL, LUV, HAS
    Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) leads another busy day of earnings reports on Monday. Wall Street anticipates that the online media giant will report earnings per share (EPS) of $9.21 on top of $24.29 billion in revenue.
    Hasbro Inc. (NYSE: HAS) slumped more than 7.6% in pre-market hours after the company reported earnings. The toymaker reported adjusted EPS of $0.10, well short of the $0.33 expected on Wall Street. The firm also reported weaker-than-expected revenue for the quarter. The firm named Toys ‘R Us as a central reason for poor showing – the company recently liquidated its stores, impacting Hasbro Inc.’s (Nasdaq: HAS) bottom lines.
    Look for earnings reports from Halliburton Co.(NYSE: HAL), Alaska Air Group Inc.(NYSE: ALK), Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE: WHR), TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: AMTD), Kimberley-Clark Corp. (NYSE: KMB), Cadence Design Syst

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares rose 15.2 percent to $31.90 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) rose 12.4 percent to $41.30 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGLE) rose 10.8 percent to $8.75 in pre-market trading.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 8.8 percent to $11.05 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) rose 7.3 percent to $3.70 in pre-market trading.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares rose 6.9 percent to $7.00 in pre-market trading after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALL) rose 6.5 percent to $10.68 in pre-market trading.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) rose 5.2 percent to $20.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.53 percent on Monday.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose 5 percent to $91.16 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) rose 5 percent to $167.98 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that Takeda is nearing a preliminary agreement to acquire Shire after sweetened bid.
    Outfront Media Inc. (NYSE: OUT) shares rose 5 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) rose 4.3 percent to $4.18 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.80 percent on Monday.
    SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) rose 3.7 percent to $109.80 in pre-market trading after the company posted strong quarterly results and raised its outlook for the year.
    Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ: GOGL) shares rose 3.7 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.45 percent on Monday.
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: D

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Leidos Holdings, Inc.(LDOS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its stake in shares of Leidos (NYSE:LDOS) by 11.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 213,155 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after purchasing an additional 22,482 shares during the quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank owned 0.14% of Leidos worth $13,939,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Leidos Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) was maintained as Buy butremoved from the Conviction Buy list at Goldman Sachs.

    Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) already was rated as Buy at Goldman Sachs, but now the defense contractor has been added to the prized Conviction Buy List, with a $410 price target (versus a $317.13 close).

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Square, Inc.(SQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Payment-processing and financial technology company Square (NYSE:SQ) announced that it has agreed to buy Weebly, a website-building service, for $365 million in a cash and stock deal. This could help Square accelerate its growth in two key ways — e-commerce sales volume and international expansion.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Square Inc. (NYSE: SQ) was reiterated as Overweight and the price target was raised to $55 from $52 at KeyBanc Capital Markets. Square was up 1.6% at $51.46 on Friday and was indicated up 1.4% at $52.20 on Monday. The consensus analyst target is closer to $49.

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    Schulman said that while he is a big believer in blockchain technology, PayPal and its mobile payments platform Venmo does not offer cryptocurrency exchange to protect its users, unlike competitors like Square’s (SQ) Cash app.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Logitech International S.A.(LOGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) surged 73.3 percent to $3.90.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares gained 51 percent to $33.1365. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) shares jumped 34 percent to $3.00.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares rose 28.2 percent to $4.51 after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares jumped 27.8 percent to $21.40 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 20.5 percent to $8.920 after climbing 107.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) gained 19.5 percent to $ 5.97. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) rose 18.9 percent to $10.035 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) gained 18.3 percent to $3.0177. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to report Q1 results on May 15.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) rose 18.1 percent to $35.85 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares jumped 16 percent to $30.75 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTMI) gained 13.7 percent to $16.53 after reporting Q1 results.
    Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT) shares surged 12 percent to $40.06 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) rose 11.8 percent to $40.93 following Q1 results.
    Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL) surged 11.2 percent to $27.36. Engility reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) rose 10.7 percent to $19.10 following Q1 results.
    Logitech International S.A. (NASDAQ: LOGI)
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) insider Marcel Stolk sold 60,381 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.08, for a total value of $2,420,070.48. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 70,928 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,842,794.24. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Below we’ll look at three companies –Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI), and Skechers USA (NYSE:SKX)– that grew by at least 400% over that period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware raised its stake in Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) by 7.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 30,741 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,017 shares during the period. Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware’s holdings in Logitech were worth $1,129,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 155.56 percent to close at $5.75 on Thursday.
    Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: INSP) shares gained 56.12 percent to close at $24.98. Inspire Medical went public Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The company issued 6.75 million shares priced at $16 each.
    Presbia PLC (NASDAQ: LENS) shares rose 53.02 percent to close at $3.55.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares rose 46.29 percent to close at $32.11. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) climbed 27.78 percent to close at $5.75.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares gained 26.27 percent to close at $21.15 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares jumped 22.16 percent to close at $4.30 on Thursday after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) rose 20.45 percent to close at $2.65 on Thursday.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) surged 18.36 percent to close at $9.99 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) jumped 17.68 percent to close at $35.74 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) jumped 17.4 percent to close at $5.87. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS) shares rose 17.32 percent to close at $14.90. Coherus BioSciences reported resubmission of BLA for CHS-1701.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares gained 17.17 percent to close at $31.05 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET) gained 16.02 percent to close at $2.68 following Q1 earnings.
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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Sphere 3D Corp.(ANY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    ANY stock traded down $0.03 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $0.44. 4,003 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,270,410. Sphere 3D has a 1-year low of $0.44 and a 1-year high of $0.46. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.39 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -0.33 and a beta of 2.40.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) fell by more than 48% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $0.57 after closing at $1.10 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $7.25. Volume of about 5.3 million was more than 10 times the daily average. Another secondary stock offering. This time 3.3 million shares plus warrants at $0.70.

Best High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

The cybersecurity field is absolutely booming. In fact, cybersecurity spending was already $75 billion in 2015, and its estimated that roughly $1 trillion will be spent fighting cybercrime between 2017 and 2021.

Thats why were sharing one of the best investment options for investors to make in the cybersecurity field today.

Before we get into one of our favorite investment options, heres why we are so bullish on the cybersecurity field right now.

Cybersecurity Offers Some of the Best Investment Options Now

Worldwide cybersecurity spending ballooned from $3.5 billion in 2014 to $75 billion in 2015.

As we stated earlier, more than $1 trillion will be spent between 2017 and 2021, according to a recent report from Cybersecurity Ventures. Cybercrime is expected to cost the world a staggering $6 trillion annually by 2021.

Best High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Paylocity Holding Corporation(PCTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Box Inc underperforming potential small cap peers such asPaycom Software Inc (NYSE: PAYC), Paylocity Holding Corp (NASDAQ: PCTY) and TriNet Group Inc (NYSE: TNET)which also debuted around the same time:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Box Inc underperforming potential mid cap peers Paycom Software Inc (NYSE: PAYC)andTriNet Group Inc (NYSE: TNET)plussmall cap peer Paylocity Holding Corp (NASDAQ: PCTY) whichall had IPOs around the same time:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Box Inc underperforming potential mid cap peer Paycom Software Inc (NYSE: PAYC)and small cap peers Paylocity Holding Corp (NASDAQ: PCTY) and TriNet Group Inc (NYSE: TNET)whichall had IPOs around the same time:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Box Inc underperforming potential mid cap peer Paycom Software Inc (NYSE: PAYC)and small cap peers Paylocity Holding Corp (NASDAQ: PCTY) and TriNet Group Inc (NYSE: TNET)whichall had their IPOs around the same time:

Best High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: VEXIM EUR0.10 (VXMFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    French medical device maker Vexim (OTC:VXMFF) contracted with an unnamed China lab to begin China registration studies for its vertebral fracture repair device, SpineJack庐. Vexim recently was granted patents for the device in China and Japan. SpineJack is an implant designed to repair a fractured vertebra and restore spinal cord balance. The 30 minute procedure is useful in 95% of vertebral fractures, according to Vexim. SpineJack was CE marked for EU use in 2010 and now is indicated for trauma and other vertebral fractures.

Best High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: EOG Resources, Inc.(EOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Cramer said he tried to buck this trend by investing in EOG Resources (EOG) and Marathon Oil (MRO) but was wrong on both counts. In the case of EOG, even having the best properties wasn’t enough to ward off the collapse in oil prices. Meanwhile, Marathon’s decision to spin off its refining business left it with no cushion to stem its losses.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted the latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.9%, at $75.53 in a 52-week range of $73.90 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up nearly 19%, at $3.13 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $6.59. The company reported better-than-expected earnings this morning. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 1.1% to $106.91. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 0.1%, at $22.32 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 2.2% at $97.32. The 52-week range is $57.15 to $98.32.

    The United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEMKT: UNG) traded up about 3.2% at $7.96 in a 52-week range of $5.78 to $9.64.

Best High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: ImmunoGen, Inc.(IMGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, healthcare shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.51 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: LGND), down 8 percent, and ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN) down 7 percent.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    ImmunoGen (NASDAQ:IMGN) is up 15.6% at 3:35 p.m. EDT on no news. The stock price bump might be a carryover from yesterday’s upgrade by Leerink Partners. Or maybe it’s short-sellers buying to cover their shorts after yesterday’s move. Or maybe it’s just because it’s a biotech and the sun came up today. Who knows?

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    ImmunoGen (NASDAQ:IMGN) is up 21.8% at 1:06 p.m. EST on no apparent news. Of course, it’s a biotech, so that’s often par for the course.

    So what

    One possibility is that day traders are just doing their thing, following the momentum, which pushes the stock price higher. We’ll know in a few days if the share price returns to previous levels.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Shares of ImmunoGen (NASDAQ:IMGN), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on finding cures for cancer with its proprietary antibody-drug conjugate platform, were rocketing higher by 29% as of 3 p.m. EST on Friday, apparently eager to ring in the new year with a bang.

Best High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: 8×8 Inc(EGHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows small cap magicJack VocalTec Ltd hitting lower highs and lowerlows for some years now but also leveling off while VOIP related peers Vonage Holdings Corp (NYSE: VG)and 8×8, Inc (NASDAQ: EGHT) have been volatile, but also largely heading higher:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Telecommunications services shares climbed 0.56 percent in trading on Thursday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Frontier Communications Corp (NASDAQ: FTR), and 8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT).

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows small cap magicJack VocalTec Ltd underperforming versus VOIP related peers Vonage Holdings Corp (NYSE: VG)and 8×8, Inc (NASDAQ: EGHT) which have been volatile, but have been heading higher:

Best High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: National Grid Transco, PLC(NGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    National Grid (NYSE:NGG) came out with some interesting information last week, saying 2.4 GW of distributed solar was added in the U.K. between February 2016 and February 2017 and another 1.5 GW is expected in the next year. The U.K. isn’t exactly a hotbed for solar activity, but it’s growing as an important market.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Among utilities, National Grid (NGG) is my best pick for 2017, as it’s an almost perfect hedge against uncertainty. It’s insulated from changes in government interest rates. It can be both an inflation hedge and a play on a strong dollar.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, the utilities sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from National Grid plc (ADR) (NYSE: NGG) and Dominion Resources, Inc. (NYSE: D).

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Dan Caplinger, and Neha Chamaria]

    We asked three of our contributors to highlight a stock they see as a dividend stock to buy in February. They responded with automaker Ford Motors (NYSE:F), oil and gas logistics company Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD), and electricity transmission specialist National Grid (NYSE:NGG). Here’s a quick run-down as to why investors should take a look at these high-yield stocks.