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Saving money cam be challenging no matter how much you earn. After all, you probably have a lot of immediate expenses, and can think of many more fun things to do with your dollars than stick them into a savings account. 

But overcoming these challenges is important. In fact, saving money is essential to accomplish long-term goals, and even to make big purchases in the short-term. You should be saving money for lots of different things, from retirement to the purchase of your next car to your next big vacation — and to save enough for all these goals, you’ve got to have a lot of money left over after paying the bills. 

The good news is that there are ample ways you can increase the amount you save, often without making major changes to your lifestyle. Here are four suggestions that can help.

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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Opko Health Inc(OPK)

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    Cramer was bearish on Grubhub (GRUB) , Sprint (S) , LG Homes (LGIH) , Acadia Pharmaceuticals (ACAD) , Pilgrim’s Pride (PPC) , Opko Health (OPK) , Alaska Air Group (ALK) and Winnebago Industries (WGO) .

  • [By VantagePoint]

    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) follows a similar pattern, but to the downside. The market had a crossover to the upside in mid-April when that blue line made the cross above the black line. All of this indicated to traders that an uptrend was beginning. But over the last three trading days the stock appears to have entered a downtrend, as the two lines have crossed back over. This will be one to watch for further potential downside activity.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    However, while political and macroeconomic factors always have the capacity to move markets, some high-profile company-specific news also weighed on overall sentiment Friday. Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies (NYSE:WAB), NiSource (NYSE:NI), and Opko Health (NASDAQ:OPK) were among the day’s worst performers. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    On Sept. 7, the Nasdaq halted trading in Opko Health (NASDAQ:OPK) after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) levied market manipulation charges against it and its billionaire CEO, Phillip Frost. The stock has remained halted ever since and that’s increasing concern that Opko Health investors will suffer significant losses. Is this news as bad as it seems?

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 18.2 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after the company declared a $0.70 per share special dividend.
    Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CODX) rose 11.7 percent to $3.24 in pre-market trading after falling 13.17 percent on Thursday. Co-Diagnostics reported its participation in a research project with the Stanford University.
    Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) shares rose 8.6 percent to $25.95 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat Q1 results.
    Zuora, Inc. (NYSE: ZUO) shares rose 8 percent to $23.95 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and issued strong outlook.
    Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) shares rose 7.8 percent to $113.25 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NYSE: OPK) rose 5.7 percent to $4.10 in pre-market trading.
    Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI) rose 5.5 percent to $17.45 in pre-market trading following the FDA approval for Levofloxacin Oral Solution.
    Eversource Energy (NYSE: ES) shares rose 5 percent to $59.8 in pre-market trading.
    VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) rose 4.6 percent to $143.74 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP) rose 4.3 percent to $19.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval to place Rover pipeline’s full Mainline B into service.
    T2 Biosystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTOO) rose 4.3 percent to $7.73 in pre-market trading after declining 4.26 percent on Thursday.
    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) rose 4.3 percent to $2.90 in pre-market trading after jumping 21.93 percent on Thursday.
    Sasol Limited (NYSE: SSL) rose 4.2 percent to $37.91 in pre-market trading.
    Nucor Corporatio
  • [By Keith Speights]

    ARMO BioSciences (NASDAQ:ARMO), Opko Health (NASDAQ:OPK), and Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARWR) chalked up huge gains over the last five days. What sent these biotech stocks into orbit? And are they still smart picks for investors? Here’s what you need to know about the fantastic week for ARMO, Opko, and Arrowhead along with what could be next for each stock.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Array BioPharma Inc.(ARRY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Shares of Array BioPharma (NASDAQ:ARRY), an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company, rose 31% in January, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Last month, Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) agreed to pay $8 billion for a few drugs that Array still owns a piece of. Also, a combination therapy Array already markets took a big step toward an important label expansion.

  • [By George Budwell]

    Although Soros has ceded the day-to-day control of the fund to others, its quarterly activity is still worth following by any serious investor. Per the latest 13F filings, for example, the Soros Fund Management curiously decided to pick up $8.6 million worth of shares of the clinical-stage biotech Array BioPharma (NASDAQ:ARRY) during the second quarter of 2018. 

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Swiss National Bank raised its holdings in Array Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:ARRY) by 5.5% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 325,600 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after acquiring an additional 16,900 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank’s holdings in Array Biopharma were worth $5,314,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Eversept Partners LLC reduced its position in shares of Array Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:ARRY) by 71.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 357,727 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 880,076 shares during the period. Array Biopharma accounts for about 2.8% of Eversept Partners LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 13th biggest position. Eversept Partners LLC owned approximately 0.17% of Array Biopharma worth $5,838,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sirius XM Radio Inc.(SIRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Two merger situations that have been the subject of discussion for months were in the news today, with Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) winning an auction for Sky and Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) and Pandora Media (NYSE:P) agreeing to a merger.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment from MarketFoolery, host Chris Hill, Motley Fool One’s Jason Moser, and Stock Advisor Canada’s Taylor Muckerman consider an individual case of a common question for investors: When you have a stock that has become a big winner, should you hold on tight until you need the money, or sell to lock in some profits, and reinvest them elsewhere? There’s certainly no single right answer, but the question is always a good one to ask. The response depends on the context of the individual company, so the Fools tailor their take this time to the outlook for Sirius XM (NASDAQ:SIRI).

  • [By VantagePoint]

    Siriux XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) began trading higher on April 19 following a bullish crossover, but the real uptrend didn't begin until May 3. This is an example of how trends can sometimes take several days to take shape, as the upside wasn't immediately apparent. Nonetheless, the stock is trading at its highest levels since 2005. 

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sirius XM Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:SIRI) was the target of a large increase in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 196,142,023 shares, an increase of 1.7% from the August 15th total of 192,889,327 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 11,084,621 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 17.7 days. Approximately 14.9% of the shares of the company are short sold.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.4 per share on revenue of $5.63 billion.
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $37.16 billion.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $605.26 million.
    Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $22.75 billion.
    General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $7.6 billion.
    The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.58 per share on revenue of $22.24 billion.
    Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $4.91 per share on revenue of $22.52 billion.
    Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $3.04 billion.
    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.61 per share on revenue of $6.61 billion.
    Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.81 per share on revenue of $1.66 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.15 billion.
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.82 billion.
    Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.97 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion.
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SI
  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Will the last Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI) short leaving the room please turn off the lights? The number of shares betting on a decline in the satellite radio provider’s stock price has fallen to its lowest level in more than a year, and it’s easy to wonder if the security that courted naysayers by the truckload when it was a speculative penny stock will ever be a hotbed for pessimism again. 

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sonoco Products Company(SON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Douglas Lane & Associates LLC purchased a new position in shares of Sonoco Products Co (NYSE:SON) during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 4,354 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $242,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and Packaging Co. of America (NYSE:PKG) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    American International Group Inc. decreased its position in shares of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) by 3.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 198,994 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 6,634 shares during the period. American International Group Inc. owned 0.20% of Sonoco worth $9,651,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    The retail apocalypse is a huge deal for brick-and-mortar stores, even if the pain doesn’t turn out to be as bad as some hyperbolic market watchers suggest. The main issue, of course, is the growing importance of online sales. But what if you could find a company that wasn’t as prohibitively expensive as many tech stocks and was set to benefit from e-commerce growth? That would be little-known Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON). Here’s what you need to know about this 2.9%-yielding industrial stock.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Gulfport Energy Corporation(GPOR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Gulfport Energy Corp. (NASDAQ: GPOR) traded down about 10% Tuesday and posted a new 52-week low of $10.90 after closing Monday at $12.12. The stock’s 52-week high is $9.75. Volume was over 12 million, nearly four times the daily average of about 3.4million shares. The company had no specific news announced its capital budget and a stock repurchase program after markets closed Monday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Gulfport Energy Co. (NASDAQ:GPOR) saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors bought 43,045 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,866% compared to the typical volume of 2,190 call options.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Liberty Global plc(LILA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Liberty Latin America Ltd Class A (NASDAQ:LILA) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $23.40.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas cut its holdings in shares of Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA) by 39.2% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 10,187 shares of the company’s stock after selling 6,571 shares during the quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Liberty Latin America were worth $198,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in shares of Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA) during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm bought 16,429 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $320,000.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: S&P GSCI(GD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    For investors looking to put new money to work in a defense prime today, I’d recommend General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) over either Raytheon or Northrop Grumman. General Dynamics currently trades at a 20% discount to its rivals on a price-to-earnings basis and at a 13% discount on a price-to-sales basis due to continued weakness in its business jet division. There’s more risk to General Dynamics, but there is also more potential upside should it get its aerospace business on track and close that valuation gap.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Riverhead Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) by 223.5% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 12,055 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after purchasing an additional 8,328 shares during the period. Riverhead Capital Management LLC’s holdings in General Dynamics were worth $2,663,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    This week’s episode of Industry Focus: Energy is all about big defense — the companies behind things like missiles, ships, and intelligence services. Host Michael Douglass and Motley Fool contributor Lou Whiteman run through the latest earnings reports from Lockheed (NYSE:LMT), Raytheon (NYSE:RTN), General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), and Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) had its price objective reduced by stock analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from $232.00 to $12.39 in a research report issued on Friday, The Fly reports. The brokerage currently has an “outperform” rating on the aerospace company’s stock. Royal Bank of Canada’s price target indicates a potential downside of 93.65% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Strategic Wealth Partners Ltd. reduced its position in shares of General Dynamics Co. (NYSE:GD) by 20.0% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 6,099 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 1,521 shares during the period. Strategic Wealth Partners Ltd.’s holdings in General Dynamics were worth $1,137,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.(POT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media stories about Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) (TSE:POT) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Potash Co. of Saskatchewan earned a daily sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the fertilizer maker an impact score of 45.852138495875 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    PotCoin (CURRENCY:POT) traded 4% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 0:00 AM Eastern on June 4th. PotCoin has a total market capitalization of $18.72 million and approximately $73,221.00 worth of PotCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last seven days, PotCoin has traded up 2.6% against the U.S. dollar. One PotCoin coin can now be purchased for approximately $0.0850 or 0.00001147 BTC on exchanges including CoinExchange, Tux Exchange, Trade By Trade and Bleutrade.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) (TSE:POT) have trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Potash Co. of Saskatchewan earned a news impact score of 0.43 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the fertilizer maker an impact score of 45.4285202328488 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PotCoin (CURRENCY:POT) traded 0.6% higher against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on May 12th. PotCoin has a total market capitalization of $23.95 million and approximately $62,522.00 worth of PotCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, PotCoin has traded 17.8% lower against the US dollar. One PotCoin coin can now be purchased for approximately $0.11 or 0.00001293 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Cryptopia, CoinExchange, Trade By Trade and Tux Exchange.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Provident Financial Services, Inc(PFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Private Advisor Group LLC bought a new position in shares of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor bought 8,316 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock, valued at approximately $232,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Head-To-Head Review: Provident Financial (PROV) versus Provident Financial Services (PFS) (americanbankingnews.com) Head-To-Head Contrast: Territorial Bancorp (TBNK) & Provident Financial Services (PFS) (americanbankingnews.com) Q3 2018 EPS Estimates for Provident Financial Services, Inc. Decreased by Piper Jaffray (PFS) (americanbankingnews.com) Provident Financial Services, Inc. (PFS) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of research analysts have issued reports on PFS shares. Sandler O’Neill raised shares of Provident Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 26th. ValuEngine raised shares of Provident Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Provident Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Provident Financial Services in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Finally, Piper Jaffray reissued a “hold” rating and set a $28.00 price objective on shares of Provident Financial Services in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Provident Financial Services currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.42.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SG Americas Securities LLC raised its stake in Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) by 204.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 27,047 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after purchasing an additional 18,150 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Provident Financial Services were worth $745,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Provident Financial Services (NYSE: PFS) and Dime Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:DCOM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Provident Financial Services (NYSE: PFS) and BCB Bancorp (NASDAQ:BCBP) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: H&E Equipment Services Inc.(HEES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    H&E Equipment Services (NASDAQ: HEES) and WillScot (NASDAQ:WSC) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of United Rentals giving a similar performance but also pulling away from small cap peer H&E Equipment Services, Inc (NASDAQ: HEES):

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    H&E Equipment Services (NASDAQ: HEES) and WillScot (NASDAQ:WSC) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    SG Americas Securities LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of H&E Equipment Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:HEES) by 42.9% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 4,026 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 3,030 shares during the quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in H&E Equipment Services were worth $155,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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Such conduct aside, the financial markets in and of themselves can be scary, even when you’re limiting yourself to perfectly legitimate investments. Even though the stock market’s been going gangbusters since rebounding from the financial crisis some eight and a half years ago and has been hitting new records of late, at some point stock prices will tumble big time, as they have many times in the past.

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Hot Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Provident Financial Services, Inc(PFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Head-To-Head Review: Provident Financial (PROV) versus Provident Financial Services (PFS) (americanbankingnews.com) Head-To-Head Contrast: Territorial Bancorp (TBNK) & Provident Financial Services (PFS) (americanbankingnews.com) Q3 2018 EPS Estimates for Provident Financial Services, Inc. Decreased by Piper Jaffray (PFS) (americanbankingnews.com) Provident Financial Services, Inc. (PFS) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of research analysts have issued reports on PFS shares. Sandler O’Neill raised shares of Provident Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 26th. ValuEngine raised shares of Provident Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Provident Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Provident Financial Services in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Finally, Piper Jaffray reissued a “hold” rating and set a $28.00 price objective on shares of Provident Financial Services in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Provident Financial Services currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.42.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $27.88.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SG Americas Securities LLC raised its stake in Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) by 204.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 27,047 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after purchasing an additional 18,150 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Provident Financial Services were worth $745,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Clifton Bancorp (NASDAQ: CSBK) and Provident Financial Services (NYSE:PFS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Hot Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: (RUP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rupee (CURRENCY:RUP) traded 10.1% higher against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 16:00 PM ET on September 23rd. Over the last week, Rupee has traded 73.1% higher against the US dollar. One Rupee coin can now be bought for $0.0169 or 0.00000252 BTC on major exchanges including CoinExchange and CryptoBridge. Rupee has a total market capitalization of $415,606.00 and approximately $267.00 worth of Rupee was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rupee (CURRENCY:RUP) traded down 0.9% against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 14:00 PM ET on October 12th. Rupee has a total market capitalization of $802,724.00 and $4.00 worth of Rupee was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last seven days, Rupee has traded 0% lower against the U.S. dollar. One Rupee coin can now be purchased for approximately $0.0323 or 0.00000515 BTC on exchanges including CoinExchange and CryptoBridge.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Rupert Resources Ltd (CVE:RUP) insider Alan Douglas Brimacombe purchased 25,000 shares of Rupert Resources stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 30th. The stock was bought at an average cost of C$1.03 per share, for a total transaction of C$25,750.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rupert Resources Ltd (CVE:RUP) insider Alan Douglas Brimacombe sold 30,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$0.95, for a total value of C$28,500.00.

Hot Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Integrated Electrical Services Inc.(IESC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Gendell Jeffrey L decreased its stake in shares of IES Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:IESC) by 0.3% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 12,319,064 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 36,081 shares during the period. IES comprises 21.0% of Gendell Jeffrey L’s portfolio, making the stock its largest holding. Gendell Jeffrey L owned about 0.58% of IES worth $186,634,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Hot Canadian Stocks To Watch For 2019

If year-to-date performance were the deciding factor on which stock to buy, there would be no contest between Aphria (NASDAQOTH:APHQF) and MariMed (NASDAQOTH:MRMD). Aphria has lost nearly half of its market cap. MariMed ranked as the best-performing marijuana stock of the first half of 2018. Its share price is now up more than 260% so far this year.

But, as you’ve no doubt heard before, past performance is no guarantee of future results. Which of these two marijuana stocks is the better pick now? Here’s how Aphria and MariMed compare.

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The case for Aphria

Aphria is the fourth-largest Canadian marijuana grower in terms of market cap. It’s also the only company in its peer group to have posted 11 consecutive quarters of positive adjusted EBITDA. But is Aphria worthy of investors’ consideration now? Yes — because of two key opportunities for the company.

Hot Canadian Stocks To Watch For 2019: Forward Air Corporation(FWRD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Forward Air (FWRD)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Forward Air Co. (NASDAQ:FWRD) have been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the eight analysts that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given 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 $64.75.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Forward Air (FWRD)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Forward Air Co. (NASDAQ:FWRD) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $66.20.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Voya Investment Management LLC decreased its holdings in Forward Air Co. (NASDAQ:FWRD) by 10.0% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 11,947 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 1,324 shares during the period. Voya Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Forward Air were worth $706,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Hot Canadian Stocks To Watch For 2019: OpGen, Inc.(OPGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    OpGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPGN) shares shot up 15 percent to $2.41. OpGen completed rapid testing clinical trial in Colombia and expanded international operations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    OpGen (NASDAQ: OPGN) and Cancer Genetics (NASDAQ:CGIX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and risk.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    OpGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPGN) shares shot up 19 percent to $2.50. OpGen completed rapid testing clinical trial in Colombia and expanded international operations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Laboratory Corp. of America (NYSE: LH) and OpGen (NASDAQ:OPGN) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Choice Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ: OPGN) and OpGen (NASDAQ:OPGN) are both small-cap medical 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.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of OpGen Inc (NASDAQ:OPGN) shot up 6.8% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $2.30 and last traded at $2.20. 537,199 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 21% from the average session volume of 445,546 shares. The stock had previously closed at $2.06.

Hot Canadian Stocks To Watch For 2019: Provident Financial Services, Inc(PFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Provident Financial Services (NYSE: PFS) and Dime Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:DCOM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Provident Financial Services (NYSE: PFS) and BCB Bancorp (NASDAQ:BCBP) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $27.88.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Private Advisor Group LLC bought a new position in shares of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor bought 8,316 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock, valued at approximately $232,000.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019

Shares in a casino operator in Asia have crashed after its chairman went missing.

Landing International Development owns one of South Korea’s biggest casinos. Its stock has plunged by nearly 50% in Hong Kong since Thursday, when the company said it was “unable to contact or reach” chairman Yang Zhihui.

Landing “does not expect that the [temporary] absence of Mr. Yang would have any material adverse impact on … daily business operations and financial positions,” the company said in a filing with the Hong Kong stock exchange.

The casino and hotel owner is not the first Hong Kong-listed company to report the sudden disappearance of a top executive.

Casino firm Landing International says it has been “unable to contact or reach” its chairman, Yang Zhihui, since Thursday.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A.(CCU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Stevens Capital Management LP increased its holdings in shares of Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A. Common Stock (NYSE:CCU) by 53.0% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 18,154 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,292 shares during the period. Stevens Capital Management LP’s holdings in Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A. Common Stock were worth $453,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News coverage about Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A. Common Stock (NYSE:CCU) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A. Common Stock earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 45.6257635339829 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Beverage stocks have been a hit-or-miss proposition in the U.S., both for megabrewers and for smaller players in the craft beer, spirits, and soft drink industries. But there are plenty of opportunities internationally to invest in the companies that produce drinks. In Chile, Compania Cervecerias Unidas (NYSE:CCU) produces beer, wine, and soft drinks for several South American countries, and after having seen a slow period to finish 2017, CCU had hoped to find ways to bounce back to start the new year.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Astec Industries, Inc.(ASTE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Douglas Dynamics (NYSE: PLOW) and Astec Industries (NASDAQ:ASTE) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “Teton Advisors Inc. Increases Holdings in Astec Industries, Inc. (ASTE)” was posted by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this story on another domain, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of US & international copyright & trademark laws. The legal version of this story can be read at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4118848/teton-advisors-inc-increases-holdings-in-astec-industries-inc-aste.html.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    UBS Group AG cut its stake in Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) by 13.2% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 34,122 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 5,211 shares during the quarter. UBS Group AG’s holdings in Astec Industries were worth $1,883,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Astec Industries (NASDAQ:ASTE) have received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the nine analysts that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $67.25.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the nine ratings firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $67.25.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Autodesk, Inc.(ADSK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday saw a breakout session for the stock market, as major benchmarks like the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite set record highs. For the broad-based S&P 500, the record was the first it had set since early this year, and for many investors, it served as confirmation that the bull market in stocks could continue as it approaches its 10th anniversary in early 2019. Several positive news items from individual companies also helped lead indexes higher. Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK), and Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Computer-aided design software specialist Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) posted big returns in a good month for the broader market as the stock gained 15% in January compared to an 8% spike in the S&P 500, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Legal & General Group Plc lifted its position in shares of Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,021,212 shares of the software company’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,916 shares during the quarter. Legal & General Group Plc owned 0.46% of Autodesk worth $133,896,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Gladstone Land Corporation(LAND)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Landsec (LON:LAND) announced a dividend on Tuesday, May 15th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, June 21st will be given a dividend of GBX 14.65 ($0.20) per share on Friday, July 27th. This represents a yield of 1.54%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 21st. This is an increase from Landsec’s previous dividend of $9.85. The official announcement can be viewed at this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Strs Ohio increased its holdings in shares of Gladstone Land Corp (NASDAQ:LAND) by 47.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 22,299 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 7,216 shares during the quarter. Strs Ohio owned approximately 0.14% of Gladstone Land worth $282,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Gladstone Land (LAND)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Charter Financial Corp.(CHFN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Charter Financial (NASDAQ: CHFN) and Provident Financial (NASDAQ:PROV) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp purchased a new stake in shares of Charter Financial Corp (Maryland) (NASDAQ:CHFN) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm purchased 58,300 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $1,408,000. OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp owned approximately 0.38% of Charter Financial Corp (Maryland) as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Kearny Financial (NASDAQ: CHFN) and Charter Financial Corp (Maryland) (NASDAQ:CHFN) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Atlantic Coast Financial (NASDAQ: CHFN) and Charter Financial Corp (Maryland) (NASDAQ:CHFN) are both small-cap 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 Stephan Byrd]

    Charter Financial (NASDAQ: CHFN) and Riverview Bancorp (NASDAQ:RVSB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, risk and valuation.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Provident Financial Services, Inc(PFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SG Americas Securities LLC raised its stake in Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) by 204.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 27,047 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after purchasing an additional 18,150 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Provident Financial Services were worth $745,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Clifton Bancorp (NASDAQ: CSBK) and Provident Financial Services (NYSE:PFS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Private Advisor Group LLC bought a new position in shares of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor bought 8,316 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock, valued at approximately $232,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Head-To-Head Review: Provident Financial (PROV) versus Provident Financial Services (PFS) (americanbankingnews.com) Head-To-Head Contrast: Territorial Bancorp (TBNK) & Provident Financial Services (PFS) (americanbankingnews.com) Q3 2018 EPS Estimates for Provident Financial Services, Inc. Decreased by Piper Jaffray (PFS) (americanbankingnews.com) Provident Financial Services, Inc. (PFS) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of research analysts have issued reports on PFS shares. Sandler O’Neill raised shares of Provident Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 26th. ValuEngine raised shares of Provident Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Provident Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Provident Financial Services in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Finally, Piper Jaffray reissued a “hold” rating and set a $28.00 price objective on shares of Provident Financial Services in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Provident Financial Services currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.42.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ameresco, Inc.(AMRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ameresco Inc (NYSE:AMRC) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the six ratings firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has given a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $13.17.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ameresco Inc (NYSE:AMRC) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the six brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $13.17.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ameresco Inc (NYSE:AMRC) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the six research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has given a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $13.17.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ameresco Inc (NYSE:AMRC) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the six ratings firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has issued a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $13.17.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Northgate Minerals Corporation(NXG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of NEX Group PLC (LON:NXG) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 696 ($9.21).

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Select Medical Holdings Corporation(SEM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Semux (CURRENCY:SEM) traded 2.4% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 18:00 PM ET on August 26th. In the last week, Semux has traded up 8.3% against the U.S. dollar. One Semux coin can currently be purchased for $0.52 or 0.00007721 BTC on popular exchanges. Semux has a market cap of $4.01 million and approximately $110.00 worth of Semux was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Highbridge Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Select Medical Holdings Co. (NYSE:SEM) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 166,839 shares of the health services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,878,000. Highbridge Capital Management LLC owned 0.12% of Select Medical at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    No-Huddle Offense 

    In his “No-Huddle Offense” segment, Cramer proclaimed that it’s a fallacy to think that a low price/earnings multiple always means a stock is too cheap. Sometimes, the earnings estimates are simply too high.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Tidewater Inc.(TDW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hornbeck Offshore Services (NYSE: TDW) and Tidewater (NYSE:TDW) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tidewater (NYSE:TDW) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tidewater (NYSE:TDW) and Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ:GMLP) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Golar LNG (GLNG) and Tidewater (TDW) Head to Head Survey (americanbankingnews.com) New Dedicated Senior Medical Center Brings Affordable Concierge-Style Health Care to Bradenton Seniors (prweb.com) Tidewater Inc. (TDW) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest (americanbankingnews.com) Tidewater to Buy Offshore Supply Vessel Operator GulfMark (wsj.com) Tidewater to Buy GulfMark, Form Combined Entity Worth $1.25B (finance.yahoo.com)

    Shares of Tidewater traded down $0.10, reaching $31.49, during trading on Friday, MarketBeat.com reports. 158,400 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 183,937. Tidewater has a 12-month low of $20.37 and a 12-month high of $35.98. The company has a quick ratio of 3.71, a current ratio of 3.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43.

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Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now

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Warren Buffett&s;s portfolio of stocks at Berkshire Hathaway has always contained a good number of insurance stocks. He likes them, always has.

Omaha&s;s most-famous investor started with his purchase of National Indemnity Company way back in 1967 and has continued since then with famous old names like GEICO and General Re, among many others.

If we imitate his methods, could we find success?

There&s;s no telling, but… one of the first steps in finding value is to see if the stock is trading at a low price/earnings ratio and if it can be purchased at a discount to book value.

Here are four insurance stocks that may fit as the type of value situation sought under the Buffett-like criteria he learned from Benjamin Graham:

&l;strong&g;AEGON N.V.&l;/strong&g; is a life insurance company based in the Netherlands and which trades on the New York Stock Exchange. With a price/earnings ratio of 5.4 and now priced at half its book value, it definitely looks like a value stock. The concern would be debt: There&s;s more of that than equity.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Provident Financial Services, Inc(PFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Provident Financial Services (NYSE: PFS) and Dime Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:DCOM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SG Americas Securities LLC raised its stake in Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) by 204.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 27,047 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after purchasing an additional 18,150 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Provident Financial Services were worth $745,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Private Advisor Group LLC bought a new position in shares of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor bought 8,316 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock, valued at approximately $232,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Head-To-Head Review: Provident Financial (PROV) versus Provident Financial Services (PFS) (americanbankingnews.com) Head-To-Head Contrast: Territorial Bancorp (TBNK) & Provident Financial Services (PFS) (americanbankingnews.com) Q3 2018 EPS Estimates for Provident Financial Services, Inc. Decreased by Piper Jaffray (PFS) (americanbankingnews.com) Provident Financial Services, Inc. (PFS) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of research analysts have issued reports on PFS shares. Sandler O’Neill raised shares of Provident Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 26th. ValuEngine raised shares of Provident Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Provident Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Provident Financial Services in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Finally, Piper Jaffray reissued a “hold” rating and set a $28.00 price objective on shares of Provident Financial Services in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Provident Financial Services currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.42.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Pioneer Energy Services Corp.(PES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) Director C John Thompson sold 6,666 shares of Pioneer Energy Services stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.25, for a total transaction of $28,330.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 41,818 shares in the company, valued at approximately $177,726.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC decreased its holdings in shares of Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) by 34.9% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 174,740 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 93,636 shares during the period. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC owned approximately 0.22% of Pioneer Energy Services worth $533,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [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 Ethan Ryder]

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

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation(CDE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Coeur Mining Inc (NYSE:CDE) have been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the nine research firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $9.79.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Coeur Mining Inc (NYSE:CDE) – Equities researchers at Cormark lifted their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for Coeur Mining in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, July 10th. Cormark analyst R. Gray now anticipates that the basic materials company will earn ($0.02) per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of ($0.05). Cormark also issued estimates for Coeur Mining’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.02 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.07 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.07 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.15 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.15 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.15 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.15 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.60 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    There’s no way to sugarcoat it: 2017 was not a particularly good year for shareholders of silver and gold miner Coeur Mining, Inc. (NYSE:CDE). When it comes to investing, though, you need to balance the past with the future, and this miner’s efforts in 2017 look like they will set up a much better long-term future. Here’s why precious metals investors should be taking a closer look at Coeur Mining, but probably shouldn’t rush to pull the trigger.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: The First of Long Island Corporation(FLIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First of Long Island Corp (NASDAQ:FLIC) hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $21.30 and last traded at $21.60, with a volume of 237 shares. The stock had previously closed at $21.50.

Hot Oil Stocks To Buy For 2019

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Hot Oil Stocks To Buy For 2019: Chesapeake Energy Corporation(CHK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

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

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded down about 0.7%, at $82.56 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 0.9%m at $4.03 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.60. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 1.1% to $115.65. The 52-week range is $91.17 to $131.60.

    In addition, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 0.5%, at $23.32 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $27.92.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market stayed in a pretty narrow range on Thursday, climbing early in the session but then slowly drifting lower through the afternoon hours. In the absence of major news, investors largely looked forward to key events like trade negotiations among the world’s largest economies. Other financial markets saw mixed moves as well, with 10-year Treasury yields climbing above 3.1% while oil prices stayed comfortably above $70 per barrel. Despite the quiet day, some companies had good news that pushed their shares sharply higher. World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE), Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK), and Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

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

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.1% to $77.53, in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 1.1%, at $3.16 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $6.18. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 0.2% to $109.21. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    In addition, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEAMERICAN: UNG) traded up about 0.7%, at $222.17 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

Hot Oil Stocks To Buy For 2019: Provident Financial Services, Inc(PFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SG Americas Securities LLC raised its stake in Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) by 204.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 27,047 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after purchasing an additional 18,150 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Provident Financial Services were worth $745,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Provident Financial Services (PFS)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Clifton Bancorp (NASDAQ: CSBK) and Provident Financial Services (NYSE:PFS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Hot Oil Stocks To Buy For 2019: Engility Holdings, Inc.(EGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE:SAIC) has joined the stampede of government services firms expanding via acquisition, agreeing Sept. 10 to acquire Engility Holdings (NYSE:EGL) for about $2.5 billion in stock and assumed debt.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    On Monday, SAIC (NYSE:SAIC), which collected $4.4 billion in revenue last year providing engineering and IT services to various branches of the U.S. government, announced a “definitive agreement” to acquire fellow government IT contractor Engility (NYSE:EGL) and its $1.9 billion revenue stream for $1.6 billion, plus $900 million in assumed debt. (And let’s give credit where it’s due — Reuters predicted this acquisition, and Vertical Research upgraded Engility because of it, two months ago).

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Best Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SNDX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNDX) was down, falling around 22 percent to $8.634 after the company issued updated results from Phase 2 ENCORE trial of entinostat in combo with KEYTRUDA.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. BVF Inc. IL acquired a new position in shares of Syndax Pharmaceuticals during the 4th quarter worth about $28,326,000. Millennium Management LLC grew its position in shares of Syndax Pharmaceuticals by 18.9% during the 4th quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 516,500 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,525,000 after buying an additional 82,256 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC grew its position in shares of Syndax Pharmaceuticals by 17.4% during the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 153,483 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,344,000 after buying an additional 22,803 shares during the period. Crestline Management LP grew its position in shares of Syndax Pharmaceuticals by 55.3% during the 4th quarter. Crestline Management LP now owns 83,139 shares of the company’s stock worth $728,000 after buying an additional 29,607 shares during the period. Finally, State Street Corp grew its position in shares of Syndax Pharmaceuticals by 32.8% during the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 81,327 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,137,000 after buying an additional 20,106 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 69.55% of the company’s stock.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Best Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Newcastle Investment Corporation(NCT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PolySwarm (CURRENCY:NCT) traded 5.6% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on July 4th. One PolySwarm token can now be purchased for $0.0039 or 0.00000059 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC, IDEX and DDEX. During the last seven days, PolySwarm has traded 8.4% higher against the U.S. dollar. PolySwarm has a total market cap of $5.94 million and $28,632.00 worth of PolySwarm was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PolySwarm (CURRENCY:NCT) traded 3.5% lower against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 0:00 AM Eastern on June 2nd. PolySwarm has a market cap of $9.94 million and $67,420.00 worth of PolySwarm was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One PolySwarm token can currently be purchased for $0.0068 or 0.00000089 BTC on major exchanges including HitBTC, DDEX and IDEX. In the last week, PolySwarm has traded 8.2% lower against the dollar.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Transdigm Group Incorporated(TDG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG) reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $338.99 and last traded at $336.77, with a volume of 4675 shares. The stock had previously closed at $335.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Astronics (NASDAQ: ATRO) and TransDigm Group (NYSE:TDG) are both aerospace companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TransDigm Group (NYSE:TDG) insider Roger Jones sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $323.78, for a total value of $1,618,900.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TransDigm Group (NYSE:TDG) had its price objective hoisted by Canaccord Genuity from $350.00 to $375.00 in a report released on Friday morning. The firm currently has a positive rating on the aerospace company’s stock.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: International Speedway Corporation(ISCA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Best Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Provident Financial Services, Inc(PFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Head-To-Head Review: Provident Financial (PROV) versus Provident Financial Services (PFS) (americanbankingnews.com) Head-To-Head Contrast: Territorial Bancorp (TBNK) & Provident Financial Services (PFS) (americanbankingnews.com) Q3 2018 EPS Estimates for Provident Financial Services, Inc. Decreased by Piper Jaffray (PFS) (americanbankingnews.com) Provident Financial Services, Inc. (PFS) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of research analysts have issued reports on PFS shares. Sandler O’Neill raised shares of Provident Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 26th. ValuEngine raised shares of Provident Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Provident Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Provident Financial Services in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Finally, Piper Jaffray reissued a “hold” rating and set a $28.00 price objective on shares of Provident Financial Services in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Provident Financial Services currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.42.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Provident Financial Services (NYSE: PFS) and BCB Bancorp (NASDAQ:BCBP) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Clifton Bancorp (NASDAQ: CSBK) and Provident Financial Services (NYSE:PFS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018

If you don’t pay much attention to the financial sector, it’s easy to think that looking at the top few banks in the nation can tell you all you need to know about current conditions in the banking sector. But when you look at what’s happening at a more local level, you can get a much different viewpoint. Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) is located in the economically active areas of Arizona, California, and Nevada, and having concentrated exposure to thriving communities has been a big driver of long-term growth for the regional bank.

Coming into Thursday’s first-quarter financial report, Western Alliance shareholders expected that the bank’s forward momentum would continue into 2018, with solid growth in both overall revenue and net income. Western Alliance didn’t disappoint on that front, and what it said about its customer base suggests that the bank will see further growth for the rest of the year and beyond.

Image source: Western Alliance Bancorporation.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Provident Financial Services, Inc(PFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Head-To-Head Review: Provident Financial (PROV) versus Provident Financial Services (PFS) (americanbankingnews.com) Head-To-Head Contrast: Territorial Bancorp (TBNK) & Provident Financial Services (PFS) (americanbankingnews.com) Q3 2018 EPS Estimates for Provident Financial Services, Inc. Decreased by Piper Jaffray (PFS) (americanbankingnews.com) Provident Financial Services, Inc. (PFS) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of research analysts have issued reports on PFS shares. Sandler O’Neill raised shares of Provident Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 26th. ValuEngine raised shares of Provident Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Provident Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Provident Financial Services in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Finally, Piper Jaffray reissued a “hold” rating and set a $28.00 price objective on shares of Provident Financial Services in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Provident Financial Services currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.42.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: United Insurance Holdings Corp.(UIHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    United Insurance (NASDAQ:UIHC) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The insurance provider reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.38 by $0.02, Bloomberg Earnings reports. United Insurance had a return on equity of 9.16% and a net margin of 2.05%. The company had revenue of $182.36 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $178.33 million.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation(SNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News headlines about Sinopec (NYSE:SNP) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sinopec earned a coverage optimism score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.9265677546286 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.(MRVL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    Over the last several years, there has been a flurry of merger and acquisition activity in the chip industry. Last year, one of the more notable announced deals was Marvell’s (NASDAQ:MRVL) planned acquisition of specialty data-center chip maker Cavium Networks (NASDAQ:CAVM) in a combination cash and stock deal that valued Cavium at $6 billion.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Chipmakers Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) and Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ:MRVL) have been riding high on growing memory demand. Both companies have outpaced the NASDAQ-100 Technology Sector index quite comfortably over the past year as the increase in demand for DRAM (dynamic random access memory), flash memory, and hard-disk drives (HDD) has rubbed off positively on their businesses.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ETRADE Capital Management LLC raised its position in Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ:MRVL) by 51.5% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 59,214 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 20,122 shares during the period. ETRADE Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Marvell Technology Group were worth $1,243,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares rose 18.3 percent to $37.25 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.74 percent on Friday.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) rose 12.1 percent to $2.69 in pre-market trading after surging 4.80 percent on Friday.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 10.9 percent to $109.75 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restarted its review of QUALCOMM Incorporated’s (NASDAQ: QCOM) proposed takeover of NXP Semiconductors.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) rose 10.6 percent to $15.20 in pre-market trading. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN) rose 10 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading.
    Vaxart, Inc. (NASDAQ: VXRT) shares rose 8 percent to $5.54 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.19 percent on Friday.
    Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFIE) rose 7.3 percent to $4.58 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.22 percent on Friday.
    Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) rose 7 percent to $22.49 in pre-market trading after falling 1.96 percent on Friday.
    Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) shares rose 6.9 percent to $9.16 in pre-market trading.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 5.7 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.92 percent on Friday.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) rose 5.4 percent to $19.70 in pre-market trading.
    Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE: AGM) rose 5.2 percent to $92.95 in pre-market trading.
    International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) rose 5.2 percent to $29.94 in pre-market trading.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares rose 5.1 percent to $66.30 in the pre-market trading session.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5 percent to $10.70 in pre-market trading after climbing 15.66 percent on Friday.
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Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. (VTGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    For instance, VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN) shot up from $0.92 to $2.55 on Dec. 6. Since then, the stock pulled back to $1.07. Investors who bought at $2.55 are sitting on a 58% loss today (Jan. 8).

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    For example, the VistaGen Therapeutics Inc.(Nasdaq: VTGN) stock price soared from $0.92 to $2.55 on Dec. 6, 2017.

    Less than two weeks later, the share price plummeted back to $1.05, which would be a 58% loss for anyone who bought at the peak.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    For instance, VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN) shot up from $0.92 to $2.55 on Dec. 6. Since then, the stock pulled back to $1.19. Investors who bought at $2.55 are sitting on a 53.3% loss today (Feb. 20).

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    For instance, VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN) shot up 177%, from $0.92 to $2.55, on Dec. 6, when it announced it won a patent for its CNS treatment.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Consider one of the top penny stocks from December,VistaGen Therapeutics Inc.(Nasdaq: VTGN). VTGN shares soared 156% in a single day of trading on Dec. 6.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: MEDIFAST INC(MED)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC) and Medifast (NYSE:MED) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares jumped 29.86 percent to close at $2.87 on Friday.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares gained 28.87 percent to close at $8.75 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Mexco Energy Corporation (NYSE: MXC) gained 27.02 percent to close at $5.4744.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) climbed 26 percent to close at $23.94. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 25.64 percent to close at $42.44 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.19 percent to close at $8.50 after reporting Q2 results.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares gained 22.45 percent to close at $31.58 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) gained 22.31 percent to close at $6.25 after reporting Q1 results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares jumped 22.27 percent to close at $121.46 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Jerash Holdings (US), Inc. (NASDAQ: JRSH) gained 20.86 percent to close at $8.46.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 19.83 percent to close at $6.89 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 18.01 percent to close at $55.95 on Friday after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 17.73 percent to close at $21.25 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Schmitt Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMIT) rose 17.41 percent to close at $2.36.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares gained 16.78 percent to close at $12.25 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares rose 14.23 percent to close at $63.40 following Q1 result
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares were also up, gaining 22 percent to $121.06 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.