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Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019

We look for high quality dividend stocks with strong competitive advantages and shareholder friendly managements trading at fair or better prices, explains Ben Reynolds, editor of Sure Dividend.

Cardinal Health (CAH) — a healthcare services and products company operating in the pharmaceutical and medical sectors — underperformed the market by more than 20% in 2016. 

The company’s stock price fell due to intense pricing pressure within the pharmaceutical distribution industry.  That trend is set to reverse in 2017. 

Cardinal Health is a Dividend Aristocrat with a 2.5% dividend yield.  The stock has increased its dividend payments for 32 consecutive years. 

What immediately stands out about Cardinal Health is its low P/E ratio. The stock is trading for an adjusted P/E ratio of 14. 

Its average P/E ratio over the last 3 years is 20.  The stock appears significantly undervalued — and it has excellent growth prospects. 

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Intercontinental Hotels Group(IHG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about InterContinental Hotels Group (NYSE:IHG) has been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. InterContinental Hotels Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.37 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 45.1342951063181 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Playa Hotels & Resorts (NASDAQ: PLYA) and InterContinental Hotels Group (NYSE:IHG) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (NYSE:IHG) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the eight brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $66.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (NYSE:IHG) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $66.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Intercontinental Hotels Group (LON:IHG) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the twelve ratings firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 4,483.33 ($58.40).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP Common Stock (LON:IHG)‘s stock had its “neutral” rating restated by equities researchers at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in a research report issued on Wednesday.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Christopher & Banks Corporation(CBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Warburg Research set a €8.80 ($10.35) target price on Commerzbank (ETR:CBK) in a report issued on Monday morning. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Independent Research set a €9.50 ($11.05) target price on Commerzbank (ETR:CBK) in a report published on Thursday morning. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Christopher & Banks (CBK)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Commerzbank AG (ETR:CBK) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty ratings firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eleven have assigned a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is €10.98 ($12.76).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cfra set a €9.50 ($11.05) price target on Commerzbank (ETR:CBK) in a report released on Wednesday. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: On Assignment Inc.(ASGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Insperity (NYSE: NSP) and ASGN (NYSE:ASGN) are both mid-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ASGN (NYSE: ASGN) and Amn Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: ESSA Bancorp, Inc.(ESSA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News coverage about ESSA Bancorp (NASDAQ:ESSA) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ESSA Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.7822985822929 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESSA) insider Gary S. Olson sold 2,298 shares of ESSA Bancorp stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.25, for a total transaction of $37,342.50. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESSA) CEO Gary S. Olson sold 1,365 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.21, for a total value of $22,126.65. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Penumbra, Inc.(PEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Penumbra Inc (NYSE:PEN) insider James Robert Pray sold 8,125 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $138.34, for a total value of $1,124,012.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 1,578 shares in the company, valued at $218,300.52. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Penumbra (PEN)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) Director Bridget O’rourke purchased 700 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 25th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $156.40 per share, for a total transaction of $109,480.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Penumbra Inc (NYSE:PEN) insider Daniel Donen Davis sold 7,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $130.38, for a total transaction of $977,850.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now

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Please skip the intro if you have read my previous articles.

It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.”

– Warren Buffett

What is a wonderful company, and what is ‘quality’ from an investing standpoint? The most constructive definition to address this question is Warren Buffett’s concept of ‘economic moat’, i.e. a long-lasting competitive advantage that allows a given company to harvest above-average returns on its capital, even when faced with economic downturns or powerful competitors.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom S.A.(TEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Telecom Argentina (TEO)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Telecom Argentina (NYSE:TEO) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $38.00.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    But several individual companies couldn’t keep up. Read on to learn why Under Armour (NYSE:UA) (NYSE:UAA), Telecom Argentina (NYSE:TEO), and Synnex (NYSE:SNX) underperformed the market today.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday morning, the telecommunication services shares rose 0.75 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Telecom Argentina S.A. (NYSE: TEO), up 6 percent, and pdvWireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: PDVW) up 4 percent.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Telecom Argentina SA (NYSE:TEO) hit a new 52-week low on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $19.62 and last traded at $19.86, with a volume of 47276 shares. The stock had previously closed at $20.61.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Penumbra, Inc.(PEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.02) by $0.08, Fidelity Earnings reports. Penumbra had a return on equity of 1.15% and a net margin of 3.65%. The business had revenue of $102.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $90.98 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.10) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 40.3% compared to the same quarter last year.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) Director Bridget O’rourke purchased 700 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 25th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $156.40 per share, for a total transaction of $109,480.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Microsoft Corporation(MSFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Whether it was a self-fulfilling prophecy or simply really strong momentum (or both), the year-end Bloomberg analysis showed that the FAANGs (or a slight modification on that acronym) were instrumental in 2017’s record-setting market performance. In fact, taken together, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Google (or Alphabet, as Google is known now) accounted for 25% of the S&P 500’s rally.

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    Lewis:To give a sense of where we were and where we are now, Dan,I’m going to run through the largest market-cap companies in 1993, and the largest market-cap companies now.I think you’re going to notice a little bit of a trend here. In1993, you have GM (NYSE: GM),ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), Ford Motor (NYSE: F), IBM (NYSE: IBM), General Electric (NYSE: GE). Fast-forward to 2018, you have Apple, Amazon, Alphabet,Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Facebook. Tech goes from being one of the five to being the entire list, which really speaks to how much this space has taken over the economy and the broad market in general.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Several weeks ago, he recommended Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) for its use of blockchain technology as a key part of its Azure cloud computing platform. It was a great software play on cryptocurrencies in the grand tradition of the pick-and-shovel method of investing. Own the tools that others use to mine their fortunes. MSFT stock alone is up nearly 43% in the last year.

  • [By ]

    Bitcoin has been gaining ground and breaking into the world of tech this year, which highlights its growing relevance. Since tech buffs are usually more acclimatized to change than older financial institutions, it’s not surprising that leading global technology giants like Microsoft (MSFT) are now using the Bitcoin platform for certain transactions. PayPal (PYPL) has also jumped on the Bitcoin bandwagon and is accepting BTC as a payment method.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc.(CTT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Matarin Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of CatchMark Timber Trust (NYSE:CTT) in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund acquired 241,339 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $3,009,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in Catchmark Timber Trust Inc (NYSE:CTT) by 11.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 91,276 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,700 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned 0.19% of Catchmark Timber Trust worth $1,139,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. cut its holdings in Catchmark Timber Trust Inc (NYSE:CTT) by 48.5% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 409,480 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 386,276 shares during the quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd.’s holdings in Catchmark Timber Trust were worth $5,106,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company(HMHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (NASDAQ:HMHC) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have assigned a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $9.92.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Utah Medical Products, Inc.(UTMD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Utah Medical Products (NASDAQ:UTMD) was upgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Utah Medical Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:UTMD) Director Ernst G. Hoyer sold 1,614 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $104.41, for a total value of $168,517.74. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Utah Medical Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:UTMD) CEO Kevin L. Cornwell sold 8,080 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $107.07, for a total value of $865,125.60. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Civeo Corporation(CVEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) tumbled 18 percent to $22.90 following Q1 results.
    Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) fell 17.4 percent to $349.52. Washington Prime Group will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) dipped 15.7 percent to $14.03 after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) fell 15.3 percent to $11.65. FormFactor is expected to release Q1 results on May 2.
    Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) dropped 14.3 percent to $6.24 following Q1 results.
    National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NATI) fell 14.3 percent to $ 42.34 after reporting Q1 results.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) dipped 14.2 percent to $32.37 following Q1 results.
    Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) dropped 13.5 percent to $3.33. Civeo posted a Q1 loss of $0.42 per share on sales of $101.504 million.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) fell 12.4 percent to $125.310 after reporting Q1 results.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares tumbled 12.1 percent to $262.06 as the company posted Q1 results.
    Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: VALU) fell 11.3 percent to $19.10.
    Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) shares dropped 11.2 percent to $27.605 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.
    AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVHI) declined 10.7 percent to $17.20 following Q1 results.
    CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) dropped 9.4 percent to $21.01 after reporting Q4 results.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 8.9 percent to $7.280 following mixed Q1 results.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 8.4 percent to $45.97 after reporting Q4 results.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8.2 percent to $109.825. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Still, several individual companies easily outran the broader market. Read on to learn why shares of ManTech International (NASDAQ:MANT), Civeo (NYSE:CVEO), and Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB)each climbed higher today.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Celadon Group, Inc.(CGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its position in shares of Celadon Group, Inc. (NYSE:CGI) by 26.7% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,347,089 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 283,476 shares during the quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. owned about 4.76% of Celadon Group worth $4,983,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Scopus Asset Management L.P. reduced its holdings in shares of Celadon Group, Inc. (NYSE:CGI) by 57.5% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 900,000 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 1,218,285 shares during the quarter. Scopus Asset Management L.P. owned approximately 3.18% of Celadon Group worth $3,330,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Natural Gas(NG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Canadian gold mining company NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSE: NG) shows an even starker change in sentiment. In the last 12 months, the volume of short bets on the stock declined 79%, to 522,400.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    JPMorgan Chase set a GBX 870 ($11.80) target price on National Grid (LON:NG) in a research note released on Monday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN lowered its stake in shares of NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NG) (TSE:NG) by 5.1% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 1,071,600 shares of the mining company’s stock after selling 57,571 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in NovaGold Resources were worth $4,640,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: THL Credit, Inc.(TCRD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    THL Credit, Inc. (NASDAQ:TCRD) CFO Terrence W. Olson acquired 10,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 9th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $7.80 per share, for a total transaction of $79,560.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Thl Credit (NASDAQ: TCRD) and Tian Ge Interactiv (OTCMKTS:TGRVF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    THL Credit, Inc. (NASDAQ:TCRD) CFO Terrence W. Olson acquired 8,036 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, June 4th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $7.92 per share, for a total transaction of $63,645.12. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    THL Credit, Inc. (NASDAQ:TCRD) CFO Terrence W. Olson purchased 11,511 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 11th. The stock was bought at an average price of $7.86 per share, for a total transaction of $90,476.46. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

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Hot High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Penumbra, Inc.(PEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) Director Bridget O’rourke purchased 700 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 25th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $156.40 per share, for a total transaction of $109,480.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.02) by $0.08, Fidelity Earnings reports. Penumbra had a return on equity of 1.15% and a net margin of 3.65%. The business had revenue of $102.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $90.98 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.10) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 40.3% compared to the same quarter last year.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc.(MPO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Midstates Petroleum (NYSE:MPO) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Midstates Petroleum earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the energy producer an impact score of 46.005644497441 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Centerbridge Credit Partners M Sells 109,893 Shares of Midstates Petroleum (MPO) Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Midstates Petroleum (MPO) Major Shareholder Centerbridge Credit Partners M Sells 171,200 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Midstates Petroleum (MPO) CAO Richard Wayne Mccullough Sells 3,170 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Midstates Petroleum (MPO) Director Michael Reddin Purchases 10,100 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Midstates Petroleum (MPO) CEO David J. Sambrooks Acquires 15,300 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of research firms recently commented on MPO. TheStreet downgraded shares of Midstates Petroleum from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Midstates Petroleum from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Astrotech Corporation(ASTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    We’re talking 471% potential gains…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Renren Inc. (NYSE: RENN) $2.50 158.64%
    Astrotech Corp. (Nasdaq: ASTC) $4.17 132.80%
    Xenetic Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: XBIO) $5.58 71.95%
    Nordic American Tanker Shipping Ltd. (NYSE: NAT) $2.73 38.43%
    United States Antimony Corp. (NYSE: UAMY) $0.49 36.47%
    Soeno Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: SLNO) $2.65 33.05%
    Fibrocell Science Inc. (Nasdaq: FCSC) $3.16 31.36%
    Teekay Tankers Ltd. (NYSE: TNK) $1.30 29.70%
    Neovasc Inc. (Nasdaq: NVCN) $0.04 27.30%
    Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCMKTS: ATNM) $0.24 25.98%

    While the gains of last week’s top penny stocks are exciting, investors who know where to look can unlock even bigger gains…

Hot High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: SoftBank Group Corp. (SFTBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    It is my opinion that the company will close the bond issuances, which is the final component of its capital raise efforts. I strongly believe that the company will close on the upper-end of $350 million in the bond issuance based on its ability to:

    Attract and close on an equity deal valued at nearly $100 million from Japan’s SoftBank (OTCPK:SFTBY). Execute a streamlining agreement with Orion Mine Finance LP valued at over $150 million. Engage with high-quality financial groups, including Clarkson Platou Securities and Pareto Securities as managers of the bond issuance. Sign multiple off-take agreements including NorthVolt, FMC (FMC) SoftBank and Johnson Matthey Battery Materials.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Unfortunately, Intel eventually lost that promising market to chip designs from SoftBank’s (NASDAQOTH:SFTBY) Arm Holdings, which nowpower 95% of the world’s wearable devices. Top ARM chipmakers like Qualcomm, riding high on ARM’s reputation for power-efficient designs in mobile devices, easily marginalized Intel’s chips.

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    T-Mobile owner, Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY) , saw shares surge 3.65% in Frankfurt to 14.06 and Sprint’s Japanese owner SoftBank Group Corp. (SFTBY) shares gained as much as 4.8% in Tokyo on Wednesday, before paring gains to 3.54%.

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Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Abiomed (NASDAQ:ABMD) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research currently has $338.00 price objective on the medical equipment provider’s stock.

According to Zacks, “Abiomed has outperformed its industry in a year’s time. The company's robust demand for the Impella product line has been the key growth catalyst. The company also received the FDA pre-market approval (PMA) for its Impella CP heart pump with SmartAssistTM, which utilizes an optical sensor. Notably, Abiomed has already received CE marking approval in the European Union to market Impella CP with SmartAssist. Abiomed’s expanding product portfolio is likely to improve penetration into the prophylactic high-risk PCI and cardiogenic shock patient market. This is evident from the fact that Impella 2.5 and CP continue to add centers in the United States. However, intense competition in the niche markets is likely to mar prospects over the long haul. Abiomed’s significant international presence exposes it to fluctuations in currency exchange rates. The company is likely to face increasing pricing pressure in the days to come.”

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Territorial Bancorp Inc.(TBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Territorial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:TBNK) Director David S. Murakami sold 4,394 shares of Territorial Bancorp stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.67, for a total value of $134,763.98. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 27,494 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $843,240.98. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Territorial Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBNK) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $33.50.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Territorial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:TBNK) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $33.50.

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: HSBC Holdings plc(HSBC)

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: COP, HD, HSBC
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) has seized assets from the Venezuelan-owned firm PDVSA in the Caribbean. The company won a court case that will allow it to take over assets owned by the Venezuelan government. The court enabled the seizures as part of a broader plan to allow the firm to recoup roughly $2 billion following the 2007 nationalization of its assets in Venezuela by the huge Castro-led government.
    Monday will be a quiet day on the earnings front. Investors are looking to Tuesday’s calendar, when The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) reports earnings. Tomorrow, Wall Street analysts expect that Home Depot will report earnings per share of $2.07 on top of $25.2 billion in revenue. Investors will be hoping that the company reports strong profits thanks to an improving U.S. economy and the recent tax reform law.
    Expect a lot of chatter today about blockchain technology. That’s because ING Bank and HSBC Holdings Plc.(NYSE: HSBC) announced over the weekend that they engaged in their first trade ever using blockchain technology. The two engaged in a trade on behalf of Cargill to finance a shipment of soybeans from Argentina to Malaysia.
    Today, look for earnings reports from Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A), Itron Inc.(Nasdaq: ITRI), Vipshop Holdings Ltd.(Nasdaq: VIPS), Amyris Biotechnologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AMRS), Sky Solar Holdings Ltd.(Nasdaq: SKYS), Mazor Robotics Ltd.(Nasdaq: MZOR), China Lodging Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: HTHT), and Mimecast Ltd.(Nasdaq: MIME).

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    HSBC Holdings PLC (NYSE: HSBC)
    In order to grow, economies need capital. HSBC has it. With $2.52 trillion in total assets, HSBC holds the spot as the worlds seventh largest bank by total assets and is currently ranked as Europes largest bank. Covering the full gamut of financial services, from banking to wealth management to capital markets, HSBCs international and emerging market focus make the bank the company to own going forward. Also, normalizing interest rates should benefit the companys bottom line.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    HSBC (NYSE: HSBC) and Kearny Financial (NASDAQ:KRNY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

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    In Kenya, 28 million consumers can now seamlessly integrate their M-Pesa accounts with PayPal. In Spain, CaixaBank and Bankia both further integrated their online sites with PayPal. HSBC Holdings PLC (NYSE:HSBC) now allows corporate customers in the U.K. to pay distributions to beneficiaries through PayPal, a capability to be rolled out across Europe in the coming months. Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) announced a strategic partnership that enables its customers to more easily link their accounts to PayPal, and soon to use their reward points on PayPal’s digital platform.

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    HSBC Plc (HSBC) shares were a notable mover, falling 3.04% to the bottom of the FTSE 100 in London, after Europe’s biggest bank posted a weaker-than-expected set of first quarter earnings that raised questions about new focus on developing business in Asia under new CEO John Flint.

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    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) fell 13.4 percent to $51.10 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
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    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 8.2 percent to $8.81 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 7.5 percent to $3.98 in pre-market trading after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
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    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 6.7 percent to $18.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Varex Imaging Corporation (NASDAQ: VREX) fell 5.2 percent to $34 in pre-market trading after reporting Q2 results.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) shares fell 5.2 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 3.02 percent on Thursday.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 4.7 percent to $61.70 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSEA) fell 4.6 percent to $25.15 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) shares fell 4 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.86 percent on Thursday.
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    Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ: CENX) fell 4 percent to $15.76 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
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Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Trustmark Corporation(TRMK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rhumbline Advisers lowered its position in Trustmark Corp (NASDAQ:TRMK) by 5.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 122,924 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 7,773 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.18% of Trustmark worth $3,830,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Penumbra, Inc.(PEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) Director Bridget O’rourke purchased 700 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 25th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $156.40 per share, for a total transaction of $109,480.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.02) by $0.08, Fidelity Earnings reports. Penumbra had a return on equity of 1.15% and a net margin of 3.65%. The business had revenue of $102.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $90.98 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.10) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 40.3% compared to the same quarter last year.

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Royal Bank Scotland plc (RBS)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) shares rose 67.5 percent to $49.96 in pre-market trading after Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced plans to acquire ARMO BioSciences for $50 per share.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) rose 62.8 percent to $11.30 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) rose 23.4 percent to $2.11 in pre-market trading following announcement that the company will pre-specify new subgroup with the FDA and report Phase 3 Part B results in June.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) rose 19.1 percent to $5.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 17.7 percent to $2.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 15.2 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after French company Total announced plans to acquire 25 percent stake in Clean Energy Fuels for $83.4 million.
    Everspin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRAM) rose 14.6 percent to $8.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported strong results for its first quarter.
    Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA) shares rose 11 percent to $27.50 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 sales.
    Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ: RUN) rose 8.9 percent to $10.70 in pre-market trading following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MediciNova, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNOV) rose 8.1 percent to $11.35 in pre-market trading after the company announced opening of Investigational New Drug Application for MN-166 (ibudilast) in glioblastoma.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) shares rose 7.7 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company reported that its President and CEO Hannes Portmann left the company. The company named Raymond Threlkeld as successor.
    Otter Tail Corporation (NASDAQ: OTTR) shares rose 7.4 percent to $46.60 in the pre-market trading session.
    Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIMX) shares rose
  • [By Max Byerly]

    Goldman Sachs Group reaffirmed their neutral rating on shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group (LON:RBS) in a report issued on Monday.

    Other equities research analysts have also issued reports about the company. Credit Suisse Group restated a neutral rating and set a GBX 290 ($3.89) price target on shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group in a research note on Friday, February 16th. Deutsche Bank restated a buy rating and set a GBX 268.40 ($3.60) price target on shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group in a research note on Wednesday, April 18th. Barclays set a GBX 325 ($4.36) price target on Royal Bank of Scotland Group and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Friday, May 11th. Shore Capital upped their price target on Royal Bank of Scotland Group from GBX 265 ($3.56) to GBX 290 ($3.89) and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, May 10th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a neutral rating on shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group in a research note on Friday, May 11th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 288.29 ($3.87).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    Several research analysts have recently weighed in on RBS shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, April 27th. Deutsche Bank upgraded Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, March 26th. ValuEngine cut Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Societe Generale upgraded Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, May 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Royal Bank of Scotland Group has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $8.50.

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Heska Corporation(HSKA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Heska Corp (NASDAQ:HSKA) EVP Nancy Wisnewski sold 2,250 shares of Heska stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $108.20, for a total value of $243,450.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 37,123 shares in the company, valued at $4,016,708.60. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Heska (NASDAQ:HSKA)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by research analysts at Canaccord Genuity in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday, MarketBeat reports. They presently have a $115.00 price objective on the medical research company’s stock, up from their prior price objective of $100.00. Canaccord Genuity’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 12.52% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rhumbline Advisers grew its stake in Heska Corp (NASDAQ:HSKA) by 4.2% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 15,399 shares of the medical research company’s stock after buying an additional 614 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned 0.21% of Heska worth $1,218,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Wells Fargo’s David Maris and team call Valeant Pharmaceutical International’s (VRX) earnings and guidance “worse than feared” and contend that the struggling specialty pharmaceutical company’s “debt problem [is] coming into focus.” They explain:

Reuters

Our preliminary look at 1Q results leads us to believe that Valeant is performing significantly worse than expected. New full-year 2016 adjusted EPS guidance of $6.60-$7.00 falls well below our full-year estimate of $8.81. In many key business areas, Valeant is underperforming consensus…

To give investors a sense of why this quarter was particularly challenging, $558 million in cash from operations annualizes to approximately $2.2 billion. Between now and 2020, Valeant has approximately $15 billion of debt due, as well as other obligations of approximately $480 million. If the business stays the way it is, or continues to deteriorate, we believe Valeant will be challenged in making those debt payments. Based on this quarter’s cash from operations, we do not see debt holders being enthusiastic about restructuring Valeant debt…

Top 5 Stocks To Watch For 2018: Grupo Supervielle S.A. (SUPV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware lowered its holdings in Grupo Supervielle (NYSE:SUPV) by 19.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 33,744 shares of the company’s stock after selling 7,984 shares during the quarter. Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware’s holdings in Grupo Supervielle were worth $1,023,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Stocks To Watch For 2018: Exterran Corporation(EXTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 5 Stocks To Watch For 2018: Penumbra, Inc.(PEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.02) by $0.08, Fidelity Earnings reports. Penumbra had a return on equity of 1.15% and a net margin of 3.65%. The business had revenue of $102.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $90.98 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.10) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 40.3% compared to the same quarter last year.

Top 5 Stocks To Watch For 2018: First Financial Corporation Indiana(THFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    First Financial Co. Indiana (NASDAQ:THFF) declared a semiannual dividend on Thursday, May 17th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Friday, June 15th will be given a dividend of 0.51 per share by the bank on Monday, July 2nd. This represents a dividend yield of 2.33%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 14th.

Top 5 Stocks To Watch For 2018: Petroquest Energy Inc(PQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about Petroquest Energy (NYSE:PQ) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Petroquest Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the energy company an impact score of 47.638327846877 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

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When one of the world’s richest men provides free moneytips, it’s worthwhile to pay attention.

Warren Buffettdoes so in thechairman’s lettercontained inBerkshire Hathaway’slatestannual report, offering a strong vote of confidence for a blue-collar investment vehicle.

As with past Buffett essays, his most recent narrative,penned Feb. 25,providesvaluable insights mixed with aprosaic discussion of Berkshire Hathaway’soperations. That’s part of Buffett’s literary style spin yarns, go off on tangents,keep it simple.

Buried deep in the 27-page letter, Buffett recounted how he initiated a long-term wager nearly a decade agoand now has nine years of performance data that will determinewho wins the bet. Back then,he staked$500,000 to support his view that amutual fund holding stocks inthe Standard & Poor’s 500 indexwould beat a representative sampling of hedge funds. Only one hedge-fund proponent, an investment manager named Ted Seides,took him up on it on the wager, choosing fiveportfolios that each invested in 20-plushedge funds.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: American Assets Trust, Inc.(AAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in American Assets Trust (NYSE:AAT) by 38.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 1,639,815 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 453,679 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc. owned approximately 3.47% of American Assets Trust worth $54,786,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of American Assets Trust (NYSE:AAT) by 10.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 41,227 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 3,890 shares during the period. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. owned approximately 0.09% of American Assets Trust worth $1,377,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: BioScrip, Inc.(BIOS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BioScrip (NASDAQ: BIOS) and Chemed (NYSE:CHE) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BioScrip (NASDAQ: BIOS) and Amedisys Home Health and Hospice Care (NASDAQ:AMED) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    BioScrip Inc.(Nasdaq: BIOS) provides at-home medical care and services across the United States.

    BIOS’s central profit opportunity is in the rapid growth of the pharmaceutical industry. The pharmaceutical market is currently worth $12 billion and is expected to grow at an annual rate of five to seven percent.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Penumbra, Inc.(PEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.02) by $0.08, Fidelity Earnings reports. Penumbra had a return on equity of 1.15% and a net margin of 3.65%. The business had revenue of $102.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $90.98 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.10) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 40.3% compared to the same quarter last year.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Bruker Corporation(BRKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Vietnam should be cautious against more monetary accommodation as it could pose risks to the economy and the banking sector, Moody’s Investors Service said.

“Given the government’s focus appears to be towards supporting headline growth, the State Bank of Vietnam may continue to pursue a neutral to accommodative policy stance,” Anushka Shah, Moody’s sovereign analyst in Singapore, said in a Jan. 26 emailed reply to questions.

“However, easier monetary policy risks undermining macroeconomic stability, particularly amid already rapid credit growth,” Shah said. “A continued acceleration in credit growth could also pose some risks to the banking sector by eroding banks’ capital buffers.”

Vietnam’s central bank will hold interest rates throughout 2018 after an unexpected cut last year, according to a Bloomberg survey, in contrast to others in Southeast Asia such as Malaysia where policy makers tightened policy last week. Officials seek to sustain Vietnam’s economic growth — among the world’s fastest, while mindful of risks including bad loans.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: INTL FCStone Inc.(INTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) was upgraded by investment analysts at TheStreet from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $47.87 and last traded at $47.95, with a volume of 2050 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $47.30.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) released its earnings results on Tuesday. The financial services provider reported $1.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.20, Bloomberg Earnings reports. INTL FCStone had a positive return on equity of 3.32% and a negative net margin of 0.02%.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: NXP Semiconductors N.V.(NXPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) shares were also up, gaining 10 percent to $108.89 after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restarted its review of QUALCOMM Incorporated’s (NASDAQ: QCOM) proposed takeover of NXP Semiconductors.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) jumped as much as 15.8% higher in Monday’s trading, lifting as the pending buyout offer from Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) reportedly took an important step toward closing. As of 1:40 p.m. EDT, NXP shares had settled down to a 13.3% gain. Qualcomm’s peak gains on the same news stopped at 4.7%.

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    “It shows some kind of discussion is going on at a higher level,” said Matthew Cheslock, an equity trader with Virtu Financial based on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. “You saw today that Qualcomm (QCOM) and NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) have now said that they are going to [reenter talks] about what that merger could be.”

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    As one would expect, shares of ZTE’s U.S. optical component suppliers rose sharply after President Trump signaled that a deal to end a recently-imposed ban on U.S. parts sales to the Chinese phone and telecom equipment giant is in the works. And NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) posted a double-digit gain after Chinese regulators (probably not coincidentally) announced that they’re restarting their review of Qualcomm’s (QCOM) $44 billion deal to buy the Dutch chipmaker.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    At long last, microchip giant Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) is inching closer to finalizing that elusive $44 billion acquisition of Dutch peer NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI).

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Francesca's Holdings Corporation(FRAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Francesca’s (NASDAQ: FRAN) and Vince (NYSE:VNCE) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: FRAN) dropped about 4.5% Monday to post a 52-week low of $5.68 after closing at $5.95 on Friday. The 52-week high is $19.50. Volume was around 2.7 million, more than double the daily average. The specialty retailer lowered its fourth-quarter outlook last Friday and the investor walkaway continues.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: FRAN) dropped about 21% Friday to post a 52-week low of $5.95 after closing at $7.50 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $19.50. Volume was around 7.8 million, about 7 times the daily average. The specialty retailer lowered its fourth-quarter outlook and investors did not respond well.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Penumbra, Inc.(PEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.02) by $0.08, Fidelity Earnings reports. Penumbra had a return on equity of 1.15% and a net margin of 3.65%. The business had revenue of $102.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $90.98 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.10) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 40.3% compared to the same quarter last year.

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Shares of PTC Therapeutics (NASDAQ:PTCT) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $27.00.

Several research firms recently commented on PTCT. Barclays lowered shares of PTC Therapeutics from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from $24.00 to $26.00 in a research report on Tuesday, April 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of PTC Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Saturday, March 10th. William Blair reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of PTC Therapeutics in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Citigroup boosted their price objective on shares of PTC Therapeutics from $24.00 to $35.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $28.00 price objective on shares of PTC Therapeutics in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Penumbra, Inc.(PEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.02) by $0.08, Fidelity Earnings reports. Penumbra had a return on equity of 1.15% and a net margin of 3.65%. The business had revenue of $102.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $90.98 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.10) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 40.3% compared to the same quarter last year.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Safety Insurance Group Inc.(SAFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    Safety Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SAFT) reported that winter weather activity and an accounting change were drags on its first-quarter results, though a lower tax rate was a net positive to the Massachusetts-based insurance company.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Toro Company (TTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Forrester Research, Inc.(FORR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    According to a report from Forrester Research Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR), online sales will account for 17% of all retail sales in the United States by 2022.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018: Lexington Realty Trust(LXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) is scheduled to be releasing its earnings data before the market opens on Tuesday, May 8th. Analysts expect Lexington Realty Trust to post earnings of $0.06 per share for the quarter. Lexington Realty Trust has set its FY18 guidance at $0.95-0.98 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) was downgraded by equities researchers at Stifel Nicolaus from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, MarketBeat reports. They currently have a $7.00 target price on the real estate investment trust’s stock, down from their previous target price of $8.50. Stifel Nicolaus’ price target suggests a potential downside of 15.66% from the stock’s current price.

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Jackson, WY, based Investment company Cannell Capital Llc buys Craft Brew Alliance Inc, Internap Corp, magicJack VocalTec, Limelight Networks Inc, Destination XL Group Inc, Health Insurance Innovations Inc, I.D. Systems Inc, TripAdvisor Inc, Liberty Tax Inc, Pure Storage Inc, sells Rightside Group, eHealth Inc, Blue Bird Corp, BioTelemetry Inc, Alliance HealthCare Services Inc during the 3-months ended 2017-09-30, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Cannell Capital Llc. As of 2017-09-30, Cannell Capital Llc owns 60 stocks with a total value of $338 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: CALL, DXLG, TRIP, MNTX, Added Positions: BREW, INAP, LLNW, HIIQ, IDSY, TAST, TAX, NOA, HBP, PSTG, Reduced Positions: EHTH, BEAT, RNET, SIEN, PCOM, PGTI, YUME, KIN, SD, SREV, Sold Out: NAME, BLBD, AIQ, CARB, QNST, IVTY, RM, VRTS, UNAM, COVS,

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Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated(COKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Liquor Stores N.A. Ltd. (LQSIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Penumbra, Inc.(PEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.02) by $0.08, Fidelity Earnings reports. Penumbra had a return on equity of 1.15% and a net margin of 3.65%. The business had revenue of $102.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $90.98 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.10) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 40.3% compared to the same quarter last year.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Francesca's Holdings Corporation(FRAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: FRAN) dropped about 4.5% Monday to post a 52-week low of $5.68 after closing at $5.95 on Friday. The 52-week high is $19.50. Volume was around 2.7 million, more than double the daily average. The specialty retailer lowered its fourth-quarter outlook last Friday and the investor walkaway continues.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: FRAN) dropped about 21% Friday to post a 52-week low of $5.95 after closing at $7.50 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $19.50. Volume was around 7.8 million, about 7 times the daily average. The specialty retailer lowered its fourth-quarter outlook and investors did not respond well.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Layne Christensen Company(LAYN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Layne Christensen (NASDAQ:LAYN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Layne Christensen earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.8722865003839 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

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