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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now

The tax bill passed by the House and Senate still hasn’t been signed by President Trump. But one blue chip company, FedEx, is already touting the potential for a nearly $1.5 billion increase in annual profits due to lower corporate taxes.

FedEx reported its latest quarterly results after the closing bell Tuesday, before the Senate voted to approve the bill.

But the shipping giant told investors in its earnings release that its annual profits for fiscal 2018 could increase by $4.40 to $5.50 a share, mainly due to a change in how it values deferred tax liabilities as well as the cut in the corporate tax rate to 21%.

The lower tax rate on its own will lead earnings to be as much as $1 share higher, FedEx said.

FedEx has about 268.2 million total shares outstanding. So a possible $5.50 per share boost from lower taxes would translate to a $1.48 billion bump in annual earnings. Shares of FedEx (FDX) rose more than 3% on the news, hitting an all-time high.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Internet Gold Golden Lines Ltd.(IGLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Internet Gold Golden Lines (NASDAQ:IGLD) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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. Internet Gold Golden Lines earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.7616640405736 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Archrock, Inc.(AROC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    As it happens, I am familiar with about half of these stocks. Archrock (Nasdaq: AROC), Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM), Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB, and Trinity Industries (NYSE: TRN) are all interesting names that I’ve either owned in the past or have written about recently over at High-Yield Investing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Archrock (NYSE:AROC) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The energy company reported $0.10 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.02, Briefing.com reports. The firm had revenue of $233.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $232.15 million. Archrock had a net margin of 6.32% and a return on equity of 2.49%. The business’s revenue was up 11.6% compared to the same quarter last year.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News stories about Archrock (NYSE:AROC) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Archrock earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the energy company an impact score of 47.3449329112104 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: OncoCyte Corporation(OCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    OncoCyte Corp. (NYSE: OCX) was started as Overweight with a $6 price target (versus a $3.84 close) at Piper Jaffray. It has a 52-week range of $1.10 to $6.92 and a market cap of only $191 million.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    You only have to review the one-week gains of some of the top penny stocks to see how much investors can benefit. The top performer recently, OncoCyte Corp. (NYSE: OCX), skyrocketed almost 160% on the week. Yet it can still be purchased at only $4.98 per share.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Israel Chemicals Shs(ICL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Israel Chemicals (NYSE:ICL) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

    Kingstone Companies (NASDAQ:KINS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Israel Chemicals (ICL)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Schroder Investment Management Group boosted its position in shares of Israel Chemicals Ltd (NYSE:ICL) by 43.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 655,043 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 199,511 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group owned approximately 0.05% of Israel Chemicals worth $10,939,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Itasca Capital Ltd (CVE:ICL) Director Richard Michael Powell bought 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 13th. The shares were bought at an average cost of C$0.57 per share, for a total transaction of C$14,250.00.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cott Corporation(COT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cott Corp (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) Director Steven P. Stanbrook purchased 13,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 26th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $14.77 per share, with a total value of $199,395.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 13,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $199,395. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    GSA Capital Partners LLP grew its holdings in Cott Corp (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) by 185.1% during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 152,168 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 98,796 shares during the quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP’s holdings in Cott were worth $2,518,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cott (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday, MarketBeat reports. The firm currently has a $17.00 price objective on the stock. Jefferies Group’s price target indicates a potential upside of 6.25% from the stock’s previous close. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Cott’s Q2 2018 earnings at $0.06 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.14 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.01 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.38 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cott (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd. The company reported ($0.02) earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.02). Cott had a net margin of 14.54% and a return on equity of 1.79%. The firm had revenue of $560.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $563.81 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.07) earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Cott will post 0.21 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.(CCRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCRN) – Research analysts at SunTrust Banks dropped their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for Cross Country Healthcare in a report issued on Tuesday, February 19th. SunTrust Banks analyst T. Sommer now expects that the business services provider will post earnings per share of ($0.01) for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.01. SunTrust Banks has a “Hold” rating on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Cross Country Healthcare’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.01 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at ($0.01) EPS and Q2 2020 earnings at $0.04 EPS.

  • [By ]

    Activist investor Glenn Welling of Engaged Capital LLC, the insurgent investor agitating for changes at TiVo, Rent-a-Center, on Tuesday, May 15, revealed new positions in Aratana Therapeutics Inc. (PETX) , Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (CCRN)  and Finisar Corp. (FNSR)

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCRN) has received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the thirteen ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $14.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cross Country Healthcare (NASDAQ:CCRN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. is a national leader in providing innovative healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services. Their diverse client base includes both clinical and nonclinical settings, servicing acute care hospitals, physician practice groups, outpatient and ambulatory-care centers, nursing facilities, both public schools and charter schools, rehabilitation and sports medicine clinics, government facilities, and homecare. They are able to place clinicians on travel and per diem assignments, local short-term contracts and permanent positions. They are a market leader in providing flexible workforce management solutions, which include managed services programs (MSP), internal resource pool consulting and development, electronic medical record (EMR) transition staffing, recruitment process outsourcing, predictive modeling and other outsourcing and consultative services. “

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: AmerisourceBergen Corporation (Holding Co)(ABC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    AmerisourceBergen (NYSE:ABC) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallJan. 31, 2019 8:30 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Golub Group LLC increased its holdings in shares of AmerisourceBergen Corp. (NYSE:ABC) by 11.4% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 16,519 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,691 shares during the quarter. Golub Group LLC’s holdings in AmerisourceBergen were worth $1,229,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Peel Hunt restated their buy rating on shares of Abcam (LON:ABC) in a report issued on Monday morning.

    A number of other equities research analysts have also commented on ABC. Numis Securities upgraded Abcam to an add rating and set a GBX 1,340 ($17.51) target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, January 8th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a neutral rating on shares of Abcam in a research report on Thursday, January 10th. Finally, Berenberg Bank reiterated a buy rating and issued a GBX 1,640 ($21.43) target price on shares of Abcam in a research report on Tuesday, January 8th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Alphabit (CURRENCY:ABC) traded down 14.2% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 19:00 PM Eastern on April 11th. Alphabit has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $999.00 worth of Alphabit was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Alphabit token can now be purchased for about $33.91 or 0.00489408 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including C-CEX and Cryptopia. In the last week, Alphabit has traded up 2.4% against the US dollar.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    AmerisourceBergen (NYSE: ABC) and Trxade Group (OTCMKTS:TRXD) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Monsanto Company(MON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Global X Management Co. LLC trimmed its stake in shares of Monsanto (NYSE:MON) by 6.8% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 11,141 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 818 shares during the period. Global X Management Co. LLC’s holdings in Monsanto were worth $1,300,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B), the conglomerate led by billionaire investor Warren Buffett, is officially receiving a nice windfall of cash. The acquisition of agricultural giant Monsanto (NYSE:MON) by Germany’s Bayer (NASDAQOTH:BAYRY) in an all-cash deal is putting more than $2.4 billion back into Berkshire’s coffers.

  • [By ]

    What Buffett Is Buying Now…
    And speaking of the Oracle of Omaha, recent reports on insider activity included news that Buffett recently increased his stake in high-tech farming giant, Monsanto (NYSE: MON).

  • [By ]

    In addition, Corvex Management’s Keith Meister reported owning new significant stakes in Intercontinental Exchange Inc. ( (ICE) ), Microsoft Corp.  (MSFT) , Monsanto Co. (MON) , Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) , Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM) and Servicenow Inc. (NOW)

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Principal Financial Group Inc(PFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sawtooth Solutions LLC bought a new position in Principal Financial Group Inc (NYSE:PFG) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm bought 17,428 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $922,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ING Groep NV boosted its stake in Principal Financial Group Inc (NYSE:PFG) by 7.8% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 27,524 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,991 shares during the period. ING Groep NV’s holdings in Principal Financial Group were worth $1,676,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shore Capital reissued their hold rating on shares of Provident Financial (LON:PFG) in a report issued on Thursday.

    PFG has been the subject of several other reports. Liberum Capital reissued a sell rating and set a GBX 483 ($6.48) price objective on shares of Provident Financial in a research note on Monday, February 26th. Peel Hunt reissued a hold rating and set a GBX 870 ($11.67) price objective on shares of Provident Financial in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their price objective on Provident Financial from GBX 1,100 ($14.76) to GBX 750 ($10.06) and set a neutral rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, May 10th. Barclays reissued an underweight rating and set a GBX 584 ($7.84) price objective on shares of Provident Financial in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, Societe Generale lowered Provident Financial to a hold rating and set a GBX 1,050 ($14.09) price objective for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Provident Financial presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 1,190.14 ($15.97).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the fifteen research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eleven have given a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,244.33 ($16.57).

  • [By ]

    Principal Financial Group (Nasdaq: PFG) is a diversified financial firm with $540 billion in assets under management and leadership in retirement investment products, fund investments and life insurance. The company missed Q2 earnings on non-recurring items which sent the shares skidding lower but core business in retirement income solutions and insurance remains solid.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: PJT Partners Inc.(PJT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PJT Partners (NYSE:PJT) and MAN GRP PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:MNGPY) are both finance 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 Joseph Griffin]

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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019

In an op-ed article published late Wednesday by The Wall Street Journal, Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A), and Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), argued that now is the time for publicly traded U.S. companies to stop providing quarterly earnings per share (EPS) guidance.

On Thursday morning, the Business Roundtable which includes CEOs of U.S. companies with more than 16 million employees and more than $7 trillion in annual revenues, weighed in supporting the proposal. That’s not too surprising given the Dimon is currently the chair of the Business Roundtable.

In their op-ed piece, Buffett and Dimon argue that “effective long-term strategy drives economic growth and job creation” and that quarterly EPS guidance “often leads to an unhealthy focus on short-term profits at the expense of long-term strategy, growth and sustainability.”

Business Roundtable CEO Joshua Bolton seconds that opinion:

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: PJT Partners Inc.(PJT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PJT Partners (NYSE:PJT) and MAN GRP PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:MNGPY) are both finance 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.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Tutor Perini Corporation(TPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Tutor Perini (NYSE:TPC) had its price target cut by B. Riley from $28.00 to $26.00 in a research note released on Wednesday. They currently have a buy rating on the construction company’s stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Tutor Perini Corp (NYSE:TPC) have been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the ten brokerages that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $31.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tutor Perini Corp (NYSE:TPC) – Equities researchers at B. Riley increased their Q4 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Tutor Perini in a report released on Wednesday, August 8th. B. Riley analyst A. Rygiel now expects that the construction company will post earnings per share of $0.88 for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.87. B. Riley has a “Buy” rating and a $26.00 price target on the stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.(PDM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. decreased its holdings in shares of Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:PDM) by 5.9% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 78,700 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 4,900 shares during the period. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. owned about 0.06% of Piedmont Office Realty Trust worth $1,568,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about Piedmont Office Realty Trust (NYSE:PDM) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media 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 one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Piedmont Office Realty Trust earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.9712597210548 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (VLKAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Rosevear]

    Prosecutors in Munich, Germany, who have been investigating Volkswagen AG’s (NASDAQOTH:VLKAY) diesel-emissions cheating scandal searched the homes of Audi CEO Rupert Stadler and another member of Audi’s executive team on Monday, according to multiple reports.

  • [By John Rosevear]

    Under the deal, the two companies — and their affiliates, including Audi owner Volkswagen AG (NASDAQOTH:VLKAY) and Hyundai partner Kia Motors — will license key patents to one another and share access to fuel-cell parts, including the parts that Hyundai has developed for its current fuel-cell vehicles.

  • [By ]

    May saw two amazing deals for different reasons. The Volkswagen (OTCPK:VLKAY) 40 billion Euros battery supply deal was truly staggering yet seems almost ignored by investors in the EV metals market. It seems to me investors don’t yet understand the impact of a 40 billion Euro deal and how that will spread down the line to help fund the junior EV metal miners. Then, the Nemaska Lithium deal raising a massive C$400m restored my faith that investors can see the potential for the sector. Finally, the large lithium producers continue to deliver large lithium profit increases year on year, helped along with rising lithium contract prices. An aMAYzing month after all.

  • [By ]

    For that comparison, we showed the forecast price to sales multiples for Tesla, General Motors (NYSE:GM), Ford (NYSE:F), and Volkswagen (OTCPK:VLKAY) over the last 4 years (Figure 2). It is clear that Tesla’s P/S ratio is at a much higher level compared with the rest of its peers. If forecast P/S ratio is an indicator for investors’ perception of optionality, Tesla seems to process the largest optionality. It also indicates that Tesla’s optionality has been declining, approximately by 40-50%, in the recent period.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd(AAV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Advantage Oil & Gas (NYSE:AAV) (TSE:AAV) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The oil and gas company reported $0.04 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by ($0.03), MarketWatch Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $58.07 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $62.09 million. Advantage Oil & Gas had a net margin of 39.22% and a return on equity of 2.98%.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Advantage Oil & Gas (NYSE:AAV) (TSE:AAV) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Advantage Oil and Gas Ltd., formerly Advantage Energy Income Fund, is an intermediate oil and natural gas corporation, engaged in the exploration and development of oil and natural gas properties in Alberta and Saskatchewan in Canada. It focuses on developing the Montney natural gas resource play located at Glacier, Alberta. The Company’s properties are located in Alberta and Saskatchewan, and consist of liquids rich natural gas and light oil. The Company’s head office is located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. “

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. (NYSE: AAV) is a Calgary-based Canadian energy company that extracts and distributes oil. It produces approximately 35,000 barrels daily across its sites in Saskatchewan and British Columbia.

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EMM & QNX will be the growth drivers going forward. But the risks in BlackBerry stock continue to remain elevated.

BlackBerry (NSDQ:BBRY) stock is a very volatile stock. When the company announced its latest set of earnings on the 20th of December, the share price rose to around $8 a share, but since then has plummeted back down to the $7 level. Blackberry is unique in that it is a low priced stock but is just as liquid as many of its peers. This combined with the volatility of the tech sector attracts all types of investors and traders as volatility is a guarantee (which we have obviously seen over the past week or so).

BlackBerry’s latest fiscal third quarter was definitely a mixed bag. On one hand, you had aggressive margin expansion and a surprising profitable quarter on a non-GAAP basis, but on the other hand, top line came in $20 million short of what was expected. A return to revenue growth is expected next year with enterprise software & QNX probably leading the way. Blackberry and its investors know that if this company can comprehensively combine these areas as well as its security wing to work cohesively in the emerging Internet Of Things market (IoT), then this company will have a strategic competitive advantage. Blackberry’s pivot from hardware to software may have been well timed but I would still recommend caution. Here are three reasons to back up my case.

Best Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.(NOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northland Securities assumed coverage on shares of Northern Oil and Gas (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) in a report published on Wednesday. The firm issued an outperform rating and a $4.00 price target on the energy company’s stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) – Equities research analysts at Imperial Capital cut their FY2019 earnings estimates for Northern Oil & Gas in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, June 13th. Imperial Capital analyst J. Wangler now anticipates that the energy company will post earnings per share of $0.33 for the year, down from their previous forecast of $0.34. Imperial Capital has a “Hold” rating and a $3.00 price objective on the stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Northern Oil & Gas (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May 7th. The energy company reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $66.61 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $77.25 million.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Wall Street analysts are very positive on this small-cap energy play. Northern Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE: NOG) is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas properties, primarily in the Bakken and Three Forks formations within the Williston Basin in North Dakota and Montana.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) – SunTrust Banks boosted their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for Northern Oil & Gas in a report released on Thursday, August 9th. SunTrust Banks analyst N. Dingmann now forecasts that the energy company will post earnings per share of $0.49 for the year, up from their previous estimate of $0.39. SunTrust Banks has a “Buy” rating on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Northern Oil & Gas’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.14 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $0.50 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.51 EPS.

Best Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Cellcom Israel Ltd.(CEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Millicom (OTCMKTS: MIICF) and Cellcom Israel (NYSE:CEL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the health care shares rose 1.79 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Partner Communications Company Ltd. (NASDAQ: PTNR), up 8 percent, and Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) up 7 percent.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Partner Communications (NASDAQ: PTNR) and Cellcom Israel (NYSE:CEL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Natural Health Trends Corp (NASDAQ: NHTC) fell 7.8 percent to $19.80 in pre-market trading after rising 1.46 percent on Friday.
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) shares fell 6.6 percent to $11.41 in pre-market trading after climbing 4.18 percent on Friday.
    Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE: QHC) shares fell 6.2 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after tumbling 11.45 percent on Friday.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) fell 6.1 percent to $7.31 in pre-market trading after declining 3.35 percent on Friday.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) fell 5.6 percent to $28.30 in pre-market trading.
    Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVFM) fell 5.3 percent to $6.06 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.73 percent on Friday.
    Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) shares fell 5.2 percent to $28.60 in pre-market trading. Xerox terminated its transaction agreement with Fujifilm and entered into a new agreement with Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason. JP Morgan downgraded Xerox from Overweight to Neutral.
    Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) fell 5.2 percent to $7.02 in pre-market trading. Cellcom is expected to release Q1 results on May 30, 2018.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) fell 4.5 percent to $74 in pre-market trading.
    Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: NBRV) shares fell 4 percent to $4.66 in pre-market trading

Best Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: PJT Partners Inc.(PJT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Best Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(CNCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Concert Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CNCE) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Thursday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its position in Concert Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CNCE) by 293.9% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 135,399 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 101,026 shares during the quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC’s holdings in Concert Pharmaceuticals were worth $3,503,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CNCE) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $29.33.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about Concert Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CNCE) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Concert Pharmaceuticals earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.0633525271097 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Best Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Myriad Genetics, Inc.(MYGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Myriad Genetics (NASDAQ:MYGN) had its price objective boosted by equities research analysts at Stephens from $45.00 to $52.00 in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, The Fly reports. The firm presently has an “overweight” rating on the stock. Stephens’ target price indicates a potential upside of 5.46% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio grew its position in Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MYGN) by 7.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 155,885 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,503 shares during the quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio owned about 0.22% of Myriad Genetics worth $5,825,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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We spend most of our working lives contributing money to retirement accounts but what about taking it out in retirement? If you have pre-tax, Roth, and taxable accounts, how much should you withdraw from each one? Here are some things to consider:

1) How much can you safely withdraw? The safest option is to only withdraw earnings and not touch any of the principal but at current dividend yields and interest rates, don’t expect to get much more than about 2% of your portfolio. That’s probably not enough for most people and that number can fluctuate and may not keep pace with inflation in the long term.

The traditional rule of thumb is that you can safely withdraw about 4% of the initial value of a diversified portfolio and increase that amount with inflation for about 30 years. However, the rule was developed during the 1990s when interest rates were higher and many financial experts (including the financial planner who created it) are concerned that the rule is now obsolete. It also doesn’t take into account that you may have to withdraw larger amounts while you still have a mortgage or before you start collecting pension and Social Security benefits so a steady withdrawal rate may not make sense.

Hot Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Yuma Energy, Inc.(YUMA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Yuma Energy, Inc. (NYSE: YUMA) were down 60 percent to $0.4520 after the company late Friday reported it was not in compliance with its debt to EBITDAX covenant and announced limited liquidity levels. The company also reported Q1 earnings down year-over-year and disclosed that it is exploring strategic alternatives.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMPH) disclosed that it received the FDA approval for Calcium Chloride injection.
    Rapid7, Inc. (NASDAQ: RPD) reported a proposed offering of 3 million shares.
    Yuma Energy Inc (NYSE: YUMA) reported a Q1 loss of $0.16 per share on sales of $5.646 million. The company also disclosed that it is actively seeking strategic alternatives.
    NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) disclosed a 24.96 million share common stock offering via selling holders.

Hot Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Credit Acceptance Corporation(CACC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Credit Acceptance (NASDAQ:CACC) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd. The credit services provider reported $6.11 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $6.19 by ($0.08). The company had revenue of $295.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $296.16 million. Credit Acceptance had a net margin of 43.49% and a return on equity of 29.44%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 12.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $4.67 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Credit Acceptance will post 26.04 EPS for the current fiscal year.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Credit Acceptance (NASDAQ: CACC) and Nelnet (NYSE:NNI) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and earnings.

Hot Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Pan American Silver Corp.(PAAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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    Analyzing McEwen Mining (MUX) & Pan American Silver (PAAS) (americanbankingnews.com) Brokerages Anticipate Pan American Silver Corp. (PAAS) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $216.36 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Pan American Silver Corp. (PAAS) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Pan American Silver Corp. (PAAS) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.16 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)

    Several analysts have weighed in on PAAS shares. BidaskClub cut shares of Pan American Silver from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 6th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Pan American Silver from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 23rd. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and issued a $19.50 target price on shares of Pan American Silver in a research report on Wednesday, April 4th. Finally, Deutsche Bank dropped their target price on shares of Pan American Silver from $20.00 to $19.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Pan American Silver has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $21.10.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS) (TSE:PAAS) shares shot up 0.7% on Friday . The stock traded as high as $18.39 and last traded at $18.17. 97,207 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 91% from the average session volume of 1,076,284 shares. The stock had previously closed at $18.29.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kinross Gold (NYSE: KGC) and Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

Hot Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: PJT Partners Inc.(PJT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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Hot Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Pearson, Plc(PSO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares rose 35.8 percent to $3.00.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares surged 32 percent to $8.94 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) gained 29.6 percent to $24.62. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares rose 26.8 percent to $32.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) gained 25 percent to $7.185 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares climbed 23.7 percent to $122.87 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.2 percent to $8.4999 after reporting Q2 results.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) gained 22.2 percent to $41.27 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 22.2 percent to $57.955 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) jumped 19.7 percent to $6.12 after reporting Q1 results.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 16.4 percent to $21.00 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares rose 16.4 percent to $12.21 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares gained 14.9 percent to $63.75 following Q1 results.
    Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL) shares climbed 14.5 percent to $23.98 folloiwng strong Q1 results.
    B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) climbed 12.6 percent to $25.40 after reporting Q1 earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: HMSY) shares gained 10 percent to $19.59 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7 percent to $10.09 following Q3 r
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Credit Suisse Group downgraded shares of Pearson (NYSE:PSO) from a neutral rating to an underperform rating in a research note released on Tuesday, MarketBeat Ratings reports.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 34.7 percent to $45.50 in pre-market trading following news that the FDA has approved Andexxa for the reversal of factor Xa inhibitors.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 15.7 percent to $6.65 in pre-market trading after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    China Recycling Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: CREG) rose 14.7 percent to $2.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 57.89 percent on Thursday.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 11 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) rose 9.2 percent to $1.90 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 9.1 percent to $51.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) rose 9 percent to $12.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted Q1 results and agreed to acquire HealthGrid.
    Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) rose 7.6 percent to $75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings outlook from $2.40-$2.70 to $3-$3.20.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7.5 percent to $10.15 in pre-market trading following Q3 results.
    Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) rose 4.5 percent to $11.83 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly earnings.
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) shares rose 4.4 percent to $190.50 in the pre-market trading session as the company posted upbeat Q4 results.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) shares rose 3.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.98 percent on Thursday.
    Newell Brands Inc (NYSE: NWL) shares rose 3.6 percent to $27.65 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: H
  • [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

Hot Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: PAREXEL International Corporation(PRXL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about PAREXEL International (NASDAQ:PRXL) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PAREXEL International earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the medical research company an impact score of 49.4978250148766 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.