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Best Financial Stocks For 2021

Hedge funds don’t just cluster around the same stocks. They also find the same inspiration for the names of their firms, according to research by SumZero.

The investment network website used natural language processing and machine learning to analyze the names of more than five thousand hedge funds. Popular themes that popped up on their word chart included nautical terms, alcoholic drinks, and cities in New England.

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SumZero is collecting the data as part of an effort to better understand the impact names have on performance and asset gathering.

After stripping out suffix language like “capital” and “management,” the site concluded that “value,” “street,” “point,” and “river” were among the most popular root names. On average, the length of a hedge fund name before the suffix was 1.6 words, making a moniker like “Value Street Capital” the archetype for a buy side firm.

Best Financial Stocks For 2021: First Capital Bancorp Inc.(VA)

First Capital Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for First Capital Bank that offers a range of banking and related financial services to small and medium-sized businesses, professionals, and individuals in Richmond, Virginia metropolitan area. The company?s deposit products include checking, individual retirement, negotiable order of withdrawal, and savings accounts, as well as other time deposits of various types, ranging from daily money market accounts to longer-term certificates of deposit. Its loan portfolio comprises short-to-medium term commercial loans, such as secured and unsecured loans for working capital, business expansion, and purchase of equipment and machinery; and consumer loans comprising secured and unsecured loans for financing automobiles, home improvements, education, and personal investments. The company also originates fixed and floating-rate mortgage, and real estate construction and acquisition loans. In addition, it offers safe deposi t boxes, cash management services, traveler?s checks, direct deposit of payroll and social security checks, automatic drafts for various accounts, online banking services, small and medium-sized businesses courier services, and automated teller machine services. As of May 10, 2011, the company operated seven branches. First Capital Bancorp, Inc. is headquartered in Glen Allen, Virginia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about Virgin America (NASDAQ:VA) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog 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. Virgin America earned a news impact score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 45.3779505917989 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows JetBlue Airways Corporation giving a good performance that’s still not as good as that of large cap Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) while the performance of Alaska Air Group, Inc (NYSE: ALK), which has acquired Virgin America Inc (NASDAQ: VA), seems to have slipped recently:

Best Financial Stocks For 2021: Lakeland Bancorp Inc.(LBAI)

Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company of Lakeland Bank, which provides various commercial and consumer banking products and services to small and medium-sized businesses, professionals, and individuals primarily in northern New Jersey. The company’s depository products include checking accounts, savings accounts, demand deposits, time deposits, NOW accounts, money market accounts, and certificates of deposit. It also offers short and medium term loans, lines of credit, letters of credit, inventory and accounts receivable financing, real estate construction loans, mortgage loans, merchant credit card services, secured and unsecured loans, consumer installment loans, and commercial and industrial loans. In addition, the company provides wire transfer, Internet banking, night depository services, and safe deposit services; cash management services, such as remote capture of deposits and overnight sweep repurchase agreements; and investment and advisory s ervices. It operates 47 banking offices in Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren counties in New Jersey. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Oak Ridge, New Jersey.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lakeland Bancorp (NASDAQ:LBAI) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lakeland Bancorp (NASDAQ:LBAI) was upgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBAI) – Equities research analysts at FIG Partners lifted their Q4 2020 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Lakeland Bancorp in a report released on Tuesday, January 29th. FIG Partners analyst D. Bishop now forecasts that the financial services provider will earn $0.40 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.39. FIG Partners has a “Outperform” rating and a $20.00 price target on the stock.

Best Financial Stocks For 2021: Safety Insurance Group Inc.(SAFT)

Safety Insurance Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides private passenger automobile insurance products primarily in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The company?s private passenger automobile policies offer coverage for bodily injury and property damage to others, no-fault personal injury coverage for the insured/insured?s car occupants, and physical damage coverage for an insured?s own vehicle for collision or other perils. It also provides commercial automobile policies that offer insurance for commercial vehicles used for business purposes, including private passenger-type vehicles, trucks, tractors and trailers, insure individual vehicles, and commercial fleets; and homeowners policies, which provide coverage for losses to a dwelling and its contents from various perils, and coverage for liability to others arising from ownership or occupancy. It writes policies on homes, condominiums, and apartments. In addition, the company offers business owners policie s that cover apartments and residential condominiums, limited cooking restaurants, office condominiums, processing and services businesses, special trade contractors, and wholesaling businesses. Further, it provides commercial package policies, which offer property, general liability, crime, and inland marine insurance for business enterprises; personal umbrella policies that provide personal excess liability coverage over and above the limits of individual automobile, watercraft, and homeowner?s insurance policies; and commercial umbrella policies to clients for whom the company underwrites commercial automobile and business owner policies. Additionally, the company underwrites dwelling fire insurance, inland marine coverage, and watercraft coverage. Safety Insurance Group, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    A relatively wet but warm fourth quarter in the Northeast United States helped Safety Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SAFT) earn $18.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, a 62% improvement over the year-ago period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Safety Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SAFT) and Global Indemnity (NASDAQ:GBLI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Amerisafe (NASDAQ: SAFT) and Safety Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SAFT) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Best Financial Stocks For 2021: E-House(China)

E-House (China) Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as a real estate services company in China. It provides primary real estate agency services, secondary real estate brokerage services, real estate information and consulting services, real estate advertising services, real estate online services, and real estate investment fund management services. The company offers primary real estate agency services to real estate developers of residential properties. Its secondary real estate brokerage services include offering advisory services on choices of properties; accompanying potential buyers on house viewing trips; drafting purchase contracts; negotiating price and other terms; and providing preliminary proof of title, as well as coordinating with the notary, the bank, and the title transfer agency. The company also provides market information to buyers and sellers based on its research, as well as listing and brokerage services comprising sales and rentals. Its real estate consulting services include land acquisition consulting and land development consulting. The company?s real estate information services comprise the sale of online subscriptions to its proprietary CRIC system to support its primary and secondary real estate agency services. Its real estate advertising services comprise advertising design and sales in print and other media. The company?s real estate online services include real estate news, information, property data, and access to online communities to real estate consumers and participants through local Web sites. Its real estate investment fund management activities consist of investments in China?s real estate sector. E-House (China) Holdings Limited was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People?s Republic of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The world’s largest operating utility-scale solar projects are concentrated in China and India, according to IEEFA. Based on company and press reports, as well as its own estimates, those include:

    RankingProject NameSize MWCountryProponent 1Tengger Desert Solar Park1,547ChinaChina National Grid Zhongwei Power Supply Co2Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park1,000IndiaAndhra Pradesh Solar Power Corporation Pvt Ltd3Datong Solar Power Top Runner Base1,000ChinaMultiple4Yanchi Ningxia Solar Park1,000ChinaHuawei Technologies Co5Longyangxia Dam Solar Park850ChinaState Power Investment Corporation (China)6Adani Kamuthi Solar Plant648IndiaAdani Green7Solar Star579U.S.BHE Renewables8Topaz Solar Farm550U.S.First Solar9Desert Sunlight Solar Farm550U.S.NextEra Energy, GE Energy Financial & Sumitomo10Nova Olinda Solar Farm292BrazilEnel Green Power

    China added 53 gigawatts of the 98 gigawatts of new solar capacity built last year, a 31 percent increase from the total 2017, IEEFA said, citing Bloomberg New Energy Finance data. Meanwhile, the per unit cost of electricity over the life of a generating asset fell 15 percent year-on-year to $86 a megawatt hour.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now

More cash in the hands of rural Indians along with their willingness to spend spells good news for Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd., a non-bank lender for purchasers of tractors and vehicles, by helping it rebound from shrinking profits and increasing bad loans.

“After two years of struggle, we’re seeing that rural sentiment has definitely turned positive and farm cash-flow has held up,” Ramesh Iyer, vice chairman and managing director, said in an interview in Mumbai. “On-time, widespread and more-than-average rainfall predicted this year will lead to rural consumers pulling out money and spending it,” he said.

Government policy, including buying farm products at higher-than-market prices along with a bigger budget aimed at boosting the rural economy, is already benefiting Mahindra Financial. The lender, which has a presence in about 330,00 villages, forecasts bad loans will continue to shrink as clients’ financial health strengthens. Signaling an improvement, the firm’s net income doubled for the 12 months through March after falling for three straight years.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Petroleum Resources Corporation(PEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Adams Natural Resources Fund (NYSE:PEO) has trended somewhat negative recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Adams Natural Resources Fund earned a coverage optimism score of -0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.0521373671292 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: E-House(China)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The world’s largest operating utility-scale solar projects are concentrated in China and India, according to IEEFA. Based on company and press reports, as well as its own estimates, those include:

    RankingProject NameSize MWCountryProponent 1Tengger Desert Solar Park1,547ChinaChina National Grid Zhongwei Power Supply Co2Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park1,000IndiaAndhra Pradesh Solar Power Corporation Pvt Ltd3Datong Solar Power Top Runner Base1,000ChinaMultiple4Yanchi Ningxia Solar Park1,000ChinaHuawei Technologies Co5Longyangxia Dam Solar Park850ChinaState Power Investment Corporation (China)6Adani Kamuthi Solar Plant648IndiaAdani Green7Solar Star579U.S.BHE Renewables8Topaz Solar Farm550U.S.First Solar9Desert Sunlight Solar Farm550U.S.NextEra Energy, GE Energy Financial & Sumitomo10Nova Olinda Solar Farm292BrazilEnel Green Power

    China added 53 gigawatts of the 98 gigawatts of new solar capacity built last year, a 31 percent increase from the total 2017, IEEFA said, citing Bloomberg New Energy Finance data. Meanwhile, the per unit cost of electricity over the life of a generating asset fell 15 percent year-on-year to $86 a megawatt hour.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Safety Insurance Group Inc.(SAFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Safety Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SAFT) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Friday.

    Several other research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Compass Point raised shares of Safety Insurance Group from a sell rating to a neutral rating and set a $70.00 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. ValuEngine raised shares of Safety Insurance Group from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Saturday, June 2nd.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Safety Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFT) Director Frederic H. Lindeberg sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $88.36, for a total value of $176,720.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 16,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,413,760. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Amerisafe (NASDAQ: SAFT) and Safety Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SAFT) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Arizona State Retirement System reduced its stake in shares of Safety Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFT) by 7.3% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 22,220 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 1,760 shares during the period. Arizona State Retirement System’s holdings in Safety Insurance Group were worth $1,898,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Safety Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SAFT) and Global Indemnity (NASDAQ:GBLI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and valuation.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Territorial Bancorp Inc.(TBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Territorial Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBNK) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Territorial Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.0132105892291 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Financial Institutions Inc.(FISI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Financial Institutions Inc  (NASDAQ:FISI)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 01, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Financial Institutions (FISI)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) and Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Financial Institutions (FISI)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Financial Institutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISI) – Piper Jaffray Companies upped their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Financial Institutions in a research report issued on Monday, February 4th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst M. Breese now expects that the bank will earn $0.61 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.60. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Financial Institutions’ Q2 2019 earnings at $0.62 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.69 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.70 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $2.62 EPS and Q3 2020 earnings at $0.76 EPS.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cathay General Bancorp(CATY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Allianz Asset Management GmbH boosted its stake in Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) by 461.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 28,806 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 23,672 shares during the quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH’s holdings in Cathay General Bancorp were worth $1,152,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cathay General Bancorp (CATY)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies reduced their Q4 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Cathay General Bancorp in a research report issued on Wednesday, July 18th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst M. Clark now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $0.76 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.79. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Cathay General Bancorp’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.89 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.90 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $3.50 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.89 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.89 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $3.65 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cathay General Bancorp (CATY)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Aurora Investment Counsel bought a new position in shares of Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 43,515 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $1,803,000. Aurora Investment Counsel owned 0.05% of Cathay General Bancorp as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Southern First Bancshares Inc.(SFST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DBS Grp HOLDING/S (OTCMKTS: DBSDY) and Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST) was downgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust(PMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pennymac Mortgage Investment (NYSE:PMT) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The company traded as low as $18.60 and last traded at $18.62, with a volume of 19306 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $18.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pennymac Mortgage Investment (NYSE:PMT) – Equities researchers at Wedbush lifted their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Pennymac Mortgage Investment in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, May 10th. Wedbush analyst J. Weaver now anticipates that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $0.36 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.34. Wedbush also issued estimates for Pennymac Mortgage Investment’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.52 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.74 EPS.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: INTL FCStone Inc.(INTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP trimmed its stake in shares of INTL Fcstone Inc (NASDAQ:INTL) by 1.3% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 877,501 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 11,320 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP’s holdings in INTL Fcstone were worth $37,452,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    INTL Fcstone (NASDAQ:INTL) and OTC Markets Group (OTCMKTS:OTCM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Intl FCStone Inc  (NASDAQ:INTL)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in shares of INTL Fcstone Inc (NASDAQ:INTL) by 6.9% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 2,339,611 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 150,475 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned about 12.37% of INTL Fcstone worth $120,980,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Lakeland Bancorp Inc.(LBAI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lakeland Bancorp (NASDAQ:LBAI) was upgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBAI) – Equities research analysts at FIG Partners lifted their Q4 2020 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Lakeland Bancorp in a report released on Tuesday, January 29th. FIG Partners analyst D. Bishop now forecasts that the financial services provider will earn $0.40 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.39. FIG Partners has a “Outperform” rating and a $20.00 price target on the stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lakeland Bancorp (NASDAQ:LBAI) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

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By Jennifer Nelson, Next Avenue Contributor 

(Editor’s Note: This story is part of a partnership between Chasing the Dream and Next Avenue.)

If you are having money problems, it’s quite possible they are causing you physical pain. According to research studies, people who feel their financial outlook is shaky may actually experience more physical pain than those who are financially secure.

Research in the journal Psychological Science found the link between physical pain and finances may be driven by the lack of financial control over your life. It can hurt physically to be economically insecure.

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Six studies from researchers at University of Virginia and Columbia University found that financial woes produce physical pain, reduce tolerance to pain and can predict over-the-counter (OTC) pain killer consumption.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Special Opportunities Fund Inc.(SPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Spartan Energy (TSE:SPE) insider Albert Jason Stark sold 21,706 shares of Spartan Energy stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$6.48, for a total transaction of C$140,654.88.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Special Opportunities Fund, Inc. (NYSE:SPE) insider Gerald Hellerman bought 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 11th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $14.47 per share, with a total value of $14,470.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 22,793 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $329,814.71. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Timberland Bancorp Inc.(TSBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Timberland Bancorp (NASDAQ:TSBK) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Timberland Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 46.0053181885204 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Timberland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSBK) declared a None dividend on Tuesday, April 24th, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Friday, May 11th will be paid a dividend of 0.23 per share by the savings and loans company on Friday, May 25th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.61%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 10th.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: New Century Bancorp Inc.(NC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    NACCO Industries Inc  (NYSE:NC)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 07, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR) and NACCO Industries (NYSE:NC) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Safety Insurance Group Inc.(SAFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Safety Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFT) Director Frederic H. Lindeberg sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $88.36, for a total value of $176,720.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 16,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,413,760. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

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

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    A relatively wet but warm fourth quarter in the Northeast United States helped Safety Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SAFT) earn $18.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, a 62% improvement over the year-ago period.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: First Community Corporation(FCCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    First Community (NASDAQ:FCCO) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The bank reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.04, Fidelity Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $11.17 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.83 million. First Community had a net margin of 13.91% and a return on equity of 8.23%.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    First Community Co. (NASDAQ:FCCO) – Analysts at FIG Partners upped their Q3 2018 earnings estimates for shares of First Community in a research note issued on Thursday, July 19th. FIG Partners analyst B. Martin now forecasts that the bank will post earnings of $0.40 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.39. FIG Partners also issued estimates for First Community’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.38 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.52 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.39 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.60 EPS.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019

Wells Fargo & Company MN reduced its stake in shares of Immersion Co. (NASDAQ:IMMR) by 67.2% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 18,010 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 36,839 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned approximately 0.06% of Immersion worth $127,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

In related news, VP Anne Marie Peters sold 10,443 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.00, for a total value of $125,316.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 62,305 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $747,660. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Nancy Erba sold 3,799 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.87, for a total transaction of $45,094.13. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 10,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $118,700. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 21,179 shares of company stock valued at $251,918. 7.22% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: Home Federal Bancorp Inc.(HOME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    At Home Group (NYSE:HOME) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Friday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    At Home Group (NYSE:HOME) updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.25-1.30 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.23. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.15-1.16 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.16 billion.At Home Group also updated its Q2 guidance to $0.32-0.33 EPS.

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    Real Money columnist Robert Lang says that while retail “has certainly had its challenges over the past couple of years, between difficulties in the mall and then the big gorilla in the room, Action Alerts PLUS holding Amazon (AMZN) …there are a handful of names that continue to perform well, one of those is At Home Group (HOME) .

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    At Home Group Inc (NYSE:HOME) has been given an average rating of “Buy” by the twelve brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $42.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on At Home Group (HOME)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of At Home Group (NYSE:HOME) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Tuesday.

    Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of At Home Group from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $39.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, April 18th. Bank of America boosted their price target on shares of At Home Group from $37.00 to $43.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Friday, June 8th. Wells Fargo & Co started coverage on shares of At Home Group in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. They set an outperform rating and a $42.00 price target on the stock. Morgan Stanley raised shares of At Home Group from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $35.00 to $47.00 in a research report on Tuesday, June 26th. Finally, KeyCorp reissued an overweight rating and set a $42.00 price target (up from $35.00) on shares of At Home Group in a research report on Tuesday, May 8th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. At Home Group currently has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $41.11.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: United Bankshares Inc.(UBSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Salesforce.com (CRM) , American Airlines (AAL) , Align Technology (ALGN) , Procter & Gamble (PG) , United Bankshares (UBSI) , Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) and Dominion Energy (D) .

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of United Bankshares (NASDAQ:UBSI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Saturday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBSI) – Analysts at Boenning Scattergood reduced their Q2 2019 earnings estimates for shares of United Bankshares in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, January 30th. Boenning Scattergood analyst M. Schultheis now anticipates that the financial services provider will post earnings of $0.63 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.64. Boenning Scattergood has a “Hold” rating on the stock. Boenning Scattergood also issued estimates for United Bankshares’ Q3 2019 earnings at $0.65 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.63 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $2.55 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.60 EPS.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: The First of Long Island Corporation(FLIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First of Long Island (FLIC)

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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.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: “First of Long Island Corp (FLIC) Position Trimmed by ClariVest Asset Management LLC” was originally posted by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this article on another domain, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of United States and international copyright law. The legal version of this article can be accessed at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4167612/first-of-long-island-corp-flic-position-trimmed-by-clarivest-asset-management-llc.html.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    1ST RES BK EXTO/SH (OTCMKTS:FRSB) and First of Long Island (NASDAQ:FLIC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    First of Long Island (NASDAQ:FLIC) and 1ST RES BK EXTO/SH (OTCMKTS:FRSB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: eHealth Inc.(EHTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    eHealth (NASDAQ:EHTH) had its price objective raised by SunTrust Banks to $75.00 in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning, The Fly reports. They currently have a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) got a boost, shooting up 16 percent to $18.64 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.

    Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA) shares were also up, gaining 25 percent to $28.35 following Q1 results.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of eHealth (NASDAQ:EHTH) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Tuesday.

    EHTH has been the topic of several other reports. Cantor Fitzgerald boosted their price target on shares of eHealth to $22.00 and gave the stock an overweight rating in a report on Friday, May 18th. Chardan Capital initiated coverage on shares of eHealth in a report on Thursday, August 16th. They set a buy rating and a $40.00 price target on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of eHealth from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report on Thursday, August 16th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of eHealth from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Wednesday, August 1st. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $26.86.

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    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) jumped 46.7 percent to $16.1331. The low-float small-cap clinical stage gene therapy company saw its stock rally nearly 150 percent from Monday through Thursday. Formal news hasn't been announced this week that would support a triple-digit percentage rally (including more than 200 percent at one point on Thursday) but the quiet period following its initial public offering will expire on May 8.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares gained 24.7 percent to $36.17. Celyad reported the publication of THINK study case report of CYAD-01 Induced Complete Remission in relapsed/refractory AML patient in haematologica.
    DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOM) shares jumped 23.2 percent to $39.00 after the company reported upbeat Q1 results and issued upbeat Q2 guidance.
    eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) gained 21.8 percent to $19.58 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.
    Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA) climbed 20.4 percent to $27.20 following Q1 results.
    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares jumped 18.2 percent to $304.135 following strong quarterly results.
    Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) gained 13.9 percent to $12.70 as the company reported Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NYSE: ZYME) gained 13.8 percent to $17.36.
    Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: COCP) rose 11.8 percent to $2.336 after declining 25.09 percent on Thursday.
    ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN) shares surged 11.7 percent to $11.75 after the company announced 'successful completion of interim analysis' for FORWARD I Phase 3 mirvetuximab soravtansine trial.
    Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELOX) gained 9.5 percent to $12.70.
    Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) shares rose 8.5 percent to $115.3801 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) shares rose 8.3 percent to $6.50. The stock moved higher after a Reuters report suggested ongoing merger talks with T-M

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: HSBC Holdings PLC (HSBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Morgan Stanley set a GBX 855 ($10.91) price target on HSBC (LON:HSBA) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    HSBC (LON:HSBA) had its price target dropped by equities research analysts at Citigroup from GBX 810 ($10.78) to GBX 800 ($10.65) in a report released on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the financial services provider’s stock. Citigroup’s price target points to a potential upside of 9.59% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    HSBC (LON:HSBA) had its target price lowered by equities research analysts at Shore Capital from GBX 721 ($9.60) to GBX 625 ($8.32) in a report issued on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has a “sell” rating on the financial services provider’s stock. Shore Capital’s price objective indicates a potential downside of 14.71% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    HSBC (LON:HSBA) was upgraded by equities research analysts at Credit Suisse Group to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. The firm presently has a GBX 720 ($9.38) target price on the financial services provider’s stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 680 ($8.86). Credit Suisse Group’s price target suggests a potential upside of 5.82% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Credit Suisse Group set a GBX 720 ($9.32) price target on HSBC (LON:HSBA) in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    HSBC Holdings plc (LON:HSBA) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the sixteen analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, ten have issued a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 768.33 ($9.80).

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: Old National Bancorp Capital Trust I(ONB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Old National Bancorp (NASDAQ:ONB) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note issued on Thursday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Old National Bancorp (NASDAQ:ONB) Director Katherine E. White sold 1,064 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.80, for a total transaction of $18,939.20. Following the transaction, the director now owns 1,243 shares in the company, valued at approximately $22,125.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Old National Bancorp (NASDAQ:ONB) was upgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. reduced its holdings in shares of Old National Bancorp (NASDAQ:ONB) by 31.0% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 441,479 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 198,314 shares during the quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. owned approximately 0.29% of Old National Bancorp worth $7,461,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its stake in shares of Old National Bancorp (NASDAQ:ONB) by 1.7% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 3,451,745 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 57,759 shares during the quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp’s holdings in Old National Bancorp were worth $64,203,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Peregrine Capital Management LLC decreased its position in shares of Old National Bancorp (NASDAQ:ONB) by 18.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 304,956 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 69,410 shares during the period. Peregrine Capital Management LLC owned approximately 0.20% of Old National Bancorp worth $5,672,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: Porter Bancorp Inc.(PBIB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Porter Bancorp (NASDAQ:PBIB) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing 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. Porter Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.3359026173577 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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    These are the top 5 holdings of PATRIOT FINANCIAL PARTNERS GP, LPBanc of California Inc (BANC) – 2,850,564 shares, 32.49% of the total portfolio. Meta Financial Group Inc (CASH) – 397,069 shares, 25.6% of the total portfolio. Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK) – 1,391,767 shares, 23.3% of the total portfolio. MBT Financial Corp (MBTF) – 2,060,302 shares, 13.08% of the total portfolio. Sterling Bancorp (STL) – 323,980 shares, 4.31% of the total portfolio.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania(UVSP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Univest Co. of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $26.35 and last traded at $26.45, with a volume of 107884 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $26.90.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Univest Co. of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) was upgraded by BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Univest Financial Corp (UVSP) Shares Bought by Vanguard Group Inc.” was posted by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this news story on another domain, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of U.S. & international copyright and trademark legislation. The original version of this news story can be read at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4146556/univest-financial-corp-uvsp-shares-bought-by-vanguard-group-inc.html.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Univest Co. of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $33.33.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Univest Co. of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) was downgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report released on Wednesday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its position in shares of Univest Co. of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) by 65.2% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 353,718 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 139,590 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company’s holdings in Univest Co. of Pennsylvania were worth $9,799,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: Safety Insurance Group Inc.(SAFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    The second quarter is usually one of Safety Insurance Group’s (NASDAQ:SAFT) best, as warming weather means lower insurance losses for this Massachusetts-based property and casualty insurance company. But this year, this seasonally strong period was especially good, helping Safety earn $26.8 million, a 27% improvement over the year-ago period.

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    A relatively wet but warm fourth quarter in the Northeast United States helped Safety Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SAFT) earn $18.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, a 62% improvement over the year-ago period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Safety Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFT) Director Frederic H. Lindeberg sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $88.36, for a total value of $176,720.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 16,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,413,760. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: Prudential Public Limited Company(PUK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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    Zacks Investment Research Lowers Prudential (PUK) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com) Financial wellness program popularity rises among employers, up 63 percentage points in two years (markets.financialcontent.com) FY2018 EPS Estimates for Prudential (PUK) Reduced by Jefferies Group (americanbankingnews.com) Jefferies Group Weighs in on Prudential’s FY2020 Earnings (PUK) (americanbankingnews.com) ValuEngine Downgrades Prudential (PUK) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of PUK stock traded down $0.02 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $51.56. 141,455 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 198,097. The firm has a market cap of $66.49 billion, a PE ratio of 13.79, a PEG ratio of 1.34 and a beta of 1.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a quick ratio of 0.03 and a current ratio of 0.03. Prudential has a 52-week low of $44.49 and a 52-week high of $55.36.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Prudential (NYSE:PUK) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning.

    Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Prudential from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $57.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Berenberg Bank cut shares of Prudential from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Thursday, March 29th. Finally, Citigroup cut shares of Prudential from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $57.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Prudential Public Limited (NYSE:PUK) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six analysts that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Prudential (NYSE: PUK) and Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE:RGA) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

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It’s not enough to put in automatic features in retirement plans if those features don’t push people into saving at a high enough rate, or to take an active role in choosing investments for their account.

That’s according to a report in Psychology Today, which says that in fact automatic features may be deceiving participants into thinking that their retirement is taken care of, in the way a defined benefit pension once took care of the monthly income needs of retirees.

However, the opposite is true — and in fact people often completely lose sight of the fact that they are fully responsible for the outcome of their retirement savings, while that was not the case for pension plans.

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Top 10 Financial Stocks For 2019: Meridian Interstate Bancorp Inc.(EBSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Meridian Bancorp (EBSB)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Meridian Bancorp (NASDAQ:EBSB) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Meridian Bancorp (NASDAQ:EBSB) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Saturday.

Top 10 Financial Stocks For 2019: Petroleum Resources Corporation(PEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Adams Natural Resources Fund (NYSE:PEO) has trended somewhat negative recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Adams Natural Resources Fund earned a coverage optimism score of -0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.0521373671292 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Financial Stocks For 2019: Stratus Properties Inc.(STRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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    Analyzing Stratus Properties (STRS) & City Developments (CDEVY) (americanbankingnews.com) Stratus Properties (STRS) versus City Developments (CDEVY) Financial Survey (americanbankingnews.com) Reviewing Stratus Properties (STRS) and St. Joe (JOE) (americanbankingnews.com) Stratus Properties (STRS) versus City Developments (CDEVY) Head-To-Head Analysis (americanbankingnews.com) Contrasting Stratus Properties (STRS) & St. Joe (JOE) (americanbankingnews.com)

    NASDAQ STRS traded down $0.25 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $31.10. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 528 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,123. Stratus Properties has a 52 week low of $26.15 and a 52 week high of $32.15. The company has a quick ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.74.

Top 10 Financial Stocks For 2019: Digital Realty Trust Inc.(DLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Like Equinix, Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR) is a data center REIT. The company owns more than 200 data centers in the U.S. and international markets, and it leases its space to more than 2,300 customers. The company’s tenants include some of the most well-known tech names, such as Facebook, Oracle, and Verizon, just to name a few.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Each week, Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP, discuss one stock on their radar. Here’s why they’re excited about PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) and Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR) in this “One to Watch” segment.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Investec Asset Management LTD acquired a new position in shares of DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH (NYSE:DLR) during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor acquired 145,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $16,179,000.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    This has created some pretty compelling bargains in the real-estate sector. One in particular that I bought more of recently was 3.8%-yielding Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR), which in late February dipped below $100 per share for the first time since 2016 after weak results from a competitor spooked investors and caused all data-center REITs to plunge.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Our next company, Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR), ticker symbol DLR. This is really a play on data.

    Frankel: In articles, I refer to Digital Realty as the tech stock that no one thinks of as a tech stock. It’s a REIT. They own data centers, which, if you’re not familiar, these are big buildings that house servers and other networking equipment. The idea is that high-tech companies — think IBM, Facebook, things like that — need secure and reliable places to store all the data that’s flowing through them. That’s where Digital Realty and the whole concept of data centers come in.

Top 10 Financial Stocks For 2019: The NASDAQ OMX Group Inc.(NDAQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BGC Partners (NASDAQ: BGCP) and Nasdaq (NASDAQ:NDAQ) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Nasdaq Inc (NASDAQ: NDAQ) CEO Adena Friedman told CNBC the company is open to the possibility of adding a cryptocurrency exchange over time. Nasdaq also announced a deal to allow cryptocurrency exchange Gemini access to Nasdaq’s surveillance technology. Friedman told CNBC that cryptocurrency regulations must first be ironed out before the Nasdaq would add a crypto exchange.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Financial Stocks For 2019: Greenlight Capital Re Ltd.(GLRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd. (NASDAQ:GLRE) hit a new 52-week low on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $14.05 and last traded at $14.15, with a volume of 249308 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $14.65.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Greenlight Capital Re (NASDAQ:GLRE) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April 30th. The financial services provider reported ($3.85) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($4.43) by $0.58. Greenlight Capital Re had a negative return on equity of 23.81% and a negative net margin of 40.65%. The firm had revenue of $0.14 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $30.20 million. sell-side analysts forecast that Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd. will post -4.2 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Greenlight Capital Re (NASDAQ:GLRE) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

Top 10 Financial Stocks For 2019: Special Opportunities Fund Inc.(SPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Special Opportunities Fund, Inc. (NYSE:SPE) insider Gerald Hellerman bought 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 11th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $14.47 per share, with a total value of $14,470.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 22,793 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $329,814.71. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Spartan Energy (TSE:SPE) insider Albert Jason Stark sold 21,706 shares of Spartan Energy stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$6.48, for a total transaction of C$140,654.88.

Top 10 Financial Stocks For 2019: iShares MSCI All Peru Capped ETF (EPU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    iShares MSCI All Peru Capped Index Fund (BMV:EPU) declared a semiannual dividend on Wednesday, June 20th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 20th will be given a dividend of 0.3845 per share on Monday, June 25th. This represents a yield of 1.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 19th.

Top 10 Financial Stocks For 2019: Gladstone Commercial Corporation(GOOD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Good Energy Group (LON:GOOD) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The company reported GBX 10.80 ($0.14) EPS for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Good Energy Group had a net margin of 1.46% and a return on equity of 7.08%.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Goodomy (CURRENCY:GOOD) traded 7.9% lower against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 15:00 PM ET on September 25th. Goodomy has a total market cap of $909,583.00 and $32.00 worth of Goodomy was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Goodomy token can now be purchased for $0.0015 or 0.00000023 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges. Over the last seven days, Goodomy has traded down 2.7% against the dollar.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Goodomy (GOOD) is a PoW/PoS token that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. Its genesis date was June 21st, 2017. Goodomy’s total supply is 888,000,000 tokens and its circulating supply is 620,508,777 tokens. Goodomy’s official Twitter account is @GoodKarmaCoin and its Facebook page is accessible here. Goodomy’s official website is goodomy.com.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Goodomy (GOOD) is a PoW/PoS token that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. Its launch date was June 21st, 2017. Goodomy’s total supply is 888,000,000 tokens and its circulating supply is 620,508,777 tokens. Goodomy’s official Twitter account is @GoodKarmaCoin and its Facebook page is accessible here. Goodomy’s official website is goodomy.com.

Top 10 Financial Stocks For 2019: Safety Insurance Group Inc.(SAFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Safety Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFT) Director Frederic H. Lindeberg sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $88.36, for a total value of $176,720.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 16,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,413,760. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Amerisafe (NASDAQ: SAFT) and Safety Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SAFT) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

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

Best Financial Stocks To Own Right Now

History has a way of repeating itself in financial markets. Previous environments of rising U.S. interest rates and a stronger dollar have plagued emerging markets assets, including bonds.

It's occurring again this year as exchange traded funds holding both dollar-denominated and local currency-denominated emerging markets debt are flailing. The VanEck Vectors J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF (NYSE: EMLC), one of the largest ETFs holding developing world debt issued in local currencies, is down more than 6 percent this year.

What Happened

A strong dollar hampers emerging markets debt issuers on multiple fronts. There is the obvious effect of the dollar strengthening against local currencies. Commodities are also part of the equation. Several large developing economies, including Brazil and Mexico, are major commodities exporters and producers. A strong dollar usually means weaker commodities prices. Twenty percent of EMLC's currency exposure is the Brazilian real and the Mexican peso.

“As emerging markets local debt lost more than 8 percent since the beginning of April and moved into negative territory for the year, there were some powerful reminders of the sources of volatility that can appear among the geographically, economically and politically diverse landscape of emerging markets," VanEck said in a recent note.

Best Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Old Second Bancorp Inc.(OSBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Old Second Bancorp (OSBC)

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Best Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Colony Bankcorp Inc.(CBAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media stories about Colony Bankcorp (NASDAQ:CBAN) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Colony Bankcorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.3992787299045 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about Colony Bankcorp (NASDAQ:CBAN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Colony Bankcorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.5935973221915 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Best Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Ishares Trust Dj Us Financial (IYF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The challenges facing EUFN may indicate the ETF will be challenged to deliver compelling risk-reward for investors. EUFN's three-year standard deviation is 18.23 percent, or more than 500 basis points above the same metric on the iShares U.S. Financials ETF (NYSE: IYF).

Best Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Gladstone Capital Corporation(GLAD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Investor Events

    Gladstone Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: GLAD) and Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: GAIN) each holding an analyst/investor day
    Micron Technology, Inc (NASDAQ: MU) holding analyst/investor day
    Baxter International Inc (NYSE: BAX) investor conference

    Tuesday
    Notable Earnings

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Gladstone Capital (GLAD)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Gladstone Capital (GLAD)

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Best Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Safety Insurance Group Inc.(SAFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Safety Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SAFT) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Friday.

    Several other research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Compass Point raised shares of Safety Insurance Group from a sell rating to a neutral rating and set a $70.00 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. ValuEngine raised shares of Safety Insurance Group from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Saturday, June 2nd.

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Safety Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFT) Director Frederic H. Lindeberg sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $88.36, for a total value of $176,720.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 16,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,413,760. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Best Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now

Calculating financial ratios is an important component of analyzing a business that can be extremely helpful to business owners. By using the information from your business’ financial statements, you can calculate several useful financial ratios that can help you analyze how successfully your business is operating.

Some useful financial ratios to calculate

Here are some of the most common, and most useful, financial ratios you can calculate for your business, as well as links to more details about the most relevant ones.

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1. Current ratio — It’s current assets divided by current liabilities, and is a good measurement of how well-covered your short-term liabilities are. A higher current ratio is a good sign of financial stability.

2. Quick ratio — It’s similar to the current ratio, but specifically excludes inventory from your business’ current assets. In other words, it’s a metric that tells your ability to pay your short-term obligations without liquidating your inventory. The quick ratio is also known as the acid-test ratio.

Best Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Argo Group International Holdings Ltd.(AGII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Barclays PLC raised its stake in Argo Group (NASDAQ:AGII) by 25.3% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 8,691 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,754 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in Argo Group were worth $499,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Lord Abbett & CO. LLC purchased a new position in shares of Argo Group (NASDAQ:AGII) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 840,251 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $48,230,000. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC owned approximately 2.49% of Argo Group as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Argo Group (NASDAQ: AGII) and Stewart Information Services (NYSE:STC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Best Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: SL Green Realty Corporation(SLG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on SL Green Realty (SLG)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sterlingcoin (SLG) is a proof-of-stake (PoS) coin that uses the
    X13 hashing algorithm. It was first traded on September 21st, 2014. Sterlingcoin’s total supply is 4,241,006 coins. Sterlingcoin’s official Twitter account is @SterlingcoinSLG and its Facebook page is accessible here. The Reddit community for Sterlingcoin is /r/sterlingcoin and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. The official website for Sterlingcoin is sterlingcoin.org.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Swiss National Bank lessened its stake in SL Green Realty (NYSE:SLG) by 13.9% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 315,900 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 51,200 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned 0.35% of SL Green Realty worth $30,589,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of SL Green Realty Corp (NYSE:SLG) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the eighteen ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have given a hold recommendation and nine have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $111.54.

Best Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: HSBC Holdings PLC (HSBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    HSBC (LON:HSBA) had its target price lowered by equities research analysts at Shore Capital from GBX 721 ($9.60) to GBX 625 ($8.32) in a report issued on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has a “sell” rating on the financial services provider’s stock. Shore Capital’s price objective indicates a potential downside of 14.71% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    HSBC (LON:HSBA) had its price target dropped by equities research analysts at Citigroup from GBX 810 ($10.78) to GBX 800 ($10.65) in a report released on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the financial services provider’s stock. Citigroup’s price target points to a potential upside of 9.59% from the stock’s previous close.

Best Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: The First of Long Island Corporation(FLIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First of Long Island (FLIC)

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Best Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Safety Insurance Group Inc.(SAFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Safety Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFT) Director Frederic H. Lindeberg sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $88.36, for a total value of $176,720.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 16,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,413,760. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Safety Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SAFT) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Friday.

    Several other research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Compass Point raised shares of Safety Insurance Group from a sell rating to a neutral rating and set a $70.00 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. ValuEngine raised shares of Safety Insurance Group from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Saturday, June 2nd.

Best Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Digital Realty Trust Inc.(DLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    A big driver of this is increased enterprise business — specifically, the growth of data centers in recent years. Enterprise customers now make up 44% of Seagate’s revenue, up by 700 basis points over the past two years. And as I’ve written before in reference to data center real estate investment trust Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), the need for data storage doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Our next company, Digital Realty Trust(NYSE:DLR), ticker symbol DLR. This is really a play on data.

    Frankel:In articles, I refer to Digital Realty as the tech stock that no one thinks of as a tech stock. It’s a REIT. They own data centers, which,if you’re not familiar, these are big buildings that house servers and othernetworking equipment. Theidea is thathigh-tech companies — think IBM, Facebook,things like that — need secure and reliable placesto store all the data that’s flowing through them. That’s where Digital Realtyand the whole concept of data centers come in.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale cut its stake in Digital Realty (NYSE:DLR) by 23.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 9,559 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 2,909 shares during the period. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale’s holdings in Digital Realty were worth $1,103,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Hot Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019

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The big banks are five for five after Morgan Stanley beat Wall Street&a;rsquo;s expectations Wednesday. The Q1 reporting season is off to a strong start as stocks try to extend gains and continue the positive momentum generated earlier this week. Volatility continues to sag.

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&l;span&g;Morgan Stanley&l;/span&g; got the new day off with a bang, reporting record revenue and net income. Earnings of $1.45 a share beat analysts&a;rsquo; consensus expectations of $1.28, while revenue of $11.1 billion came in ahead of the consensus $10.4 billion. Overall, &l;span&g;Morgan Stanley&l;/span&g; did very well. Their investment banking did well; their trading did well and so did their wealth management business.

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Hot Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Veeva Systems Inc.(VEEV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    Shareholders of Veeva Systems(NYSE:VEEV), a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that specializes in meeting the needs of the pharmaceutical industry, have enjoyed quite a run. The company has continually outpaced expectations, leading to returns of 260% since February of 2016.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) and Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) stand out as two of the top providers of these healthcare systems. Veeva has definitely been the bigger winner lately, with its stock soaring nearly 40% so far in 2018. Meanwhile, Cerner stock is down more than 10% year to date.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    CI Global Investments Inc. bought a new position in Veeva Systems Inc (NYSE:VEEV) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 60,664 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,430,000.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of Veeva (NYSE:VEEV)have rallied about 40% this year, as the healthcare cloud services provider topped first-quarter analyst estimates with robust sales and earnings growth. Its revenue rose 22% annually to $195.5 million, beating estimates by $6.6 million. Its non-GAAP net earnings grew43% to $0.33 per share, exceeding expectations by $0.02.

Hot Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Safety Insurance Group Inc.(SAFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Safety Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFT) Director Frederic H. Lindeberg sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $88.36, for a total value of $176,720.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 16,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,413,760. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Safety Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SAFT) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Friday.

    Several other research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Compass Point raised shares of Safety Insurance Group from a sell rating to a neutral rating and set a $70.00 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. ValuEngine raised shares of Safety Insurance Group from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Saturday, June 2nd.

Hot Bank Stocks To Invest In 2019: Solar Senior Capital Ltd.(SUNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hercules Technology Growth Capital (NYSE: HTGC) and Solar Senior Capital (NASDAQ:SUNS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Solar Senior Capital Ltd (NASDAQ:SUNS) announced a monthly dividend on Thursday, June 7th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Thursday, June 21st will be paid a dividend of 0.1175 per share by the asset manager on Tuesday, July 3rd. This represents a $1.41 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.46%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 20th. This is a boost from Solar Senior Capital’s previous monthly dividend of $0.12.

Hot Financial Stocks To Invest In 2018

By MP Dunleavey, Next Avenue Contributor 

Deciding whether to sell your home when you retire is a complicated question for most people. Youve got lifestyle issues on one side of the ledger and financial realities on the other.

Many people put their quality-of-life first when making this decision, says Jamie Hopkins, retirement income co-director at The American College for Financial Services in Bryn Mawr, Pa. (A full 83% would prefer to age in place, according to a 2016 survey from the American College.)

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But given that many nearing retirement have a savings shortfall, and historically low interest rates arent helping that money grow, its wise to consider the financial side of this equation as well, says Mari Adam, a Certified Financial Planner and president of of Adam Financial Associates in Boca Raton, Fla. You have to look at the mechanics of the situation, she says.

Hot Financial Stocks To Invest In 2018: Safety Insurance Group Inc.(SAFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

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

Hot Financial Stocks To Invest In 2018: Territorial Bancorp Inc.(TBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Hot Financial Stocks To Invest In 2018: NBT Bancorp Inc.(NBTB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on NBT Bancorp (NBTB)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NBT Bancorp (NASDAQ:NBTB) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Saturday.

Hot Financial Stocks To Invest In 2018: Northfield Bancorp Inc.(NFBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Northfield Bancorp (NASDAQ: NFBK) is one of 90 publicly-traded companies in the “Federal savings institutions” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Northfield Bancorp to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Shares of Northfield Bancorp opened at $15.96 on Thursday, MarketBeat reports. The company has a current ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71. Northfield Bancorp has a twelve month low of $15.88 and a twelve month high of $15.92. The firm has a market capitalization of $777.27 million, a P/E ratio of 21.86, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.37 and a beta of 0.35.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Northfield Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:NFBK) EVP Kenneth J. Doherty sold 2,449 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.19, for a total value of $39,649.31. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 198,742 shares in the company, valued at $3,217,632.98. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now

Frito-Lay — owned by PepsicCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) — has launched a new line of healthy products, including organic Cheetos and organic Doritos.

The company’s new line is called “Simply” and it is available at Whole Foods, which was acquired by Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Monday. Other popular Frito-Lay products will come in healthier forms.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cowen Group, Inc.(COWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    According to a new note published this past week by investment firm Cowen (NASDAQ:COWN), the total cannabis market could generate as much as $75 billion in gross annual sales by 2030, up from a previous forecast of $50 billion by 2026.

  • [By Tim Melvin]

    Another I’ve been eyeing up is Cowen Inc. (Nasdaq: COWN), which you should consider making a long-term investment in.

    Cowen jumped headfirst into the cannabis industry, holding its first “Cannabis Colloquium” for institutional investors in January. The firm worked with Canada’s leading marijuana provider, Canopy Growth Corp. (OTCMKTS: TWMJF) as an advisor for its equity offering last year.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    MetLife Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Cowen Group (NASDAQ:COWN) in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund bought 13,196 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $180,000.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Safety Insurance Group Inc.(SAFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

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

Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Plains All American Pipeline L.P.(PAA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Investors bought shares of Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA) on weakness during trading on Thursday. $28.45 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $9.70 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $18.75 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Plains All American Pipeline had the 14th highest net in-flow for the day. Plains All American Pipeline traded down ($0.22) for the day and closed at $24.09

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

  • [By John Bromels]

    That’s what happened to U.S. oil and gas pipeline operatorsKinder Morgan, Inc.(NYSE:KMI) and master limited partnership(MLP)Plains All American Pipeline(NYSE:PAA) in 2016. Both made a major dividend/distribution cut. Both stocks took a hit. And neither one has recovered: Plains All American is down 53.3% over the last three years, while Kinder Morgan is down a painful 63.1%.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The past couple of years have been challenging for oil pipeline MLP Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA). Lower oil prices cut deeply into the company’s earnings and cash flow, putting pressure on its balance sheet. However, the company has undertaken several strategic initiatives in recent quarters to overcome those issues, which finally started paying dividends in the first quarter.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Flowserve Corporation(FLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL), Microsoft Corp.(Nasdaq: MSFT), and Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) received approval from the U.S. Transportation Department to begin pilot programs for drone delivery services. Missing from the list of approved companies was Amazon.com Inc.(Nasdaq: AMZN). The tech giant has long been an advocate for drone delivery, and its absence came as a surprise to the tech community. It will be a busy day for economic data announcements. Most important will be a report on inflation at 8:30 EDT. Strong price growth has picked up to start the year. This has many economists anticipating that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates to stave off additional inflation. Meanwhile, the Bank of England announced that it will hold its benchmark interest rate at 0.5%. The country is still facing economic uncertainty over Brexit.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: BKNG, SHLD, F
    A weak guidance report has shares of Booking Holdings Inc.(Nasdaq: BKNG) off 6% this morning. Although the travel site operator easily topped Wall Street earnings and revenue expectations, the firm once known as Priceline offered a weak 2018 outlook. That sent investors heading for the exits.
    Sears Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: SHLD) stock popped more than 16% on Wednesday afternoon. The news came after the embattled retail company announced plans to partner with Amazon.comto sell tires. The plan is part of the company’s broader turnaround strategy to make the retail firm profitable again. Ford Motor Co.(NYSE: F) made a stunning announcement on Wednesday. The company said that it will halt production of its F-Series pickup truck. But the move will only be temporary. A fire at a Michigan plant temporarily caused the automotive giant to run out of parts for the top-selling U.S. vehicle. The shutdown could last several weeks, although the company said it has enough parts inventory to last about 12 weeks. Look for additional earnings reports from Nvidia Corp.(Nasdaq: NVDA

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion.
    Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.65 billion.
    Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $556.81 million.
    Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $383.37 million.
    Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $880.89 million.
    Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $396.25 million.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $73.23 million.
    Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $980.50 million.
    Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $220.14 million.
    Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $210.01 million.
    TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $198.62 million.
    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE: RBA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $153.87 million.
    Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $247.16 million.
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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018

ICICI Direct has come out with its fourth quarter (Jan-March 18) earnings estimates for the Metals & Mining sector. The brokerage house expects Graphite India to report net profit at Rs. 413 crore up 566.1% year-on-year (up 21.3% quarter-on-quarter).

Net Sales are expected to increase by 214.2 percent Y-o-Y (up 25.7 percent Q-o-Q) to Rs. 1,173.3 crore, according to ICICI Direct.

Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) are likely to rise by 4,064.9 percent Y-o-Y (up 18.1 percent Q-o-Q) to Rs. 612.2 crore.

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Safety Insurance Group Inc.(SAFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

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

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Deckers Outdoor Corporation(DECK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    The great trading opportunity we looked at is in Deckers Outdoor (NYSE: DECK). The stock is on a “buy” signal, according to my award-winning ITV indicator.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Deckers Outdoor (NYSE: DECK) and Nike (NYSE:NKE) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, risk and valuation.

  • [By ]

    That tendency for more of the same is likely to be true for many companies, as well. Among the companies that are likely to continue with business as usual — at least in the short term — is Deckers Outdoor (NYSE: DECK).

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Super Micro Computer, Inc.(SMCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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] 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]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Super Micro Computer (NASDAQ:SMCI) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Friday.

    A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Super Micro Computer from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, April 5th. Maxim Group increased their price objective on shares of Super Micro Computer from $45.00 to $50.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $28.14.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the information technology shares rose 1.9 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P), up 23 percent, and Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) up 16 percent.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: SodaStream International Ltd.(SODA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SodaStream (NASDAQ:SODA)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by stock analysts at Jefferies Group in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. They currently have a $82.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group’s target price suggests a potential downside of 5.87% from the stock’s current price. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for SodaStream’s Q2 2018 earnings at $0.74 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $3.55 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.88 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.79 EPS and Q1 2020 earnings at $0.89 EPS.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ: SODA) reported its fourth-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Wednesday. The company said that it had $1.13 in earnings per share (EPS) on $157.7 million in revenue, which compares with consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters of $0.80 in EPS on revenue of $151.57 million. In the same period of last year, it said it had EPS of $0.71 and $131.8 million in revenue.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    I’m talking aboutSodaStream International(NASDAQ:SODA), of course, the Israeli do-it-yourself sparkling water specialist. Shares of SodaStream sold off following the earnings report on Wednesday even though the company once again beat earnings and revenue estimates. Below were the key figures from the first-quarter report.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    SodaStream(NASDAQ:SODA) recently announced surprisingly strong first-quarter earnings as sales growth sped up to a 25% pace and profitability improved. The seller of at-home carbonated beverage machines is benefiting from a long-term trend of rising global demand for sparkling water.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: SunTrust Banks, Inc.(STI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Michael Douglass:Welcome to Industry Focus, the podcast that dives into a different sector of the stock market every day.It’sMonday, April 23rd,and we have a round-up of financials news: yetanother Wells Fargofine, Morgan Stanley(NYSE:MS) and Goldman Sachs(NYSE:GS) earnings, and a data breach atSunTrust (NYSE:STI). I’m your host,Michael Douglass, and I’m joined by Matt Frankel. Matt,welcome back! Let’s hop right in,because really, quite a bit of interesting newsfor us to talk about today. First off,Wells Fargo was fined $1 billion from theConsumer Financial Protection Bureau.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Shares of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) are in focus after the company reported earnings before the bell. GE stock popped 5.6% after the firm topped earnings per share (EPS) estimates by $0.05 and backed its 2018 outlook. The firm reported EPS of $0.16 on top of $28.66 billion in revenue. GE stock had been off nearly 18% from its last earnings report on January 24 due to ongoing financial and legal problems.
    Crude oil prices dipped Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump took aim at OPEC. Trump accused the cartel of keeping oil prices “artificially high” despite “record amounts of oil all over the place.” Brent crude and WTI crude oil both hit three-year highs this week after Saudi Arabia suggested that it was working to press oil prices back above $100 per barrel.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: PM, MO, WFC
    Shares of Philip Morris International Inc.(NYSE: PM) fell this morning after the firm experienced its worst trading day since its spin-off from Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO). Shares of PM fell as much as 16% after the firm fell short of revenue expectations after the bell. MO stock fell roughly 6% on the day.
    Shares of Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) are under pressure after The New York Times reported that the firm may be facing a $1 billion fine. The fines would cover a variety of “alleged” misdeeds that include the firm’s push on customers to purchase auto insurance they didn’t need and charging mortgage customers fees for services that they were not using. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will most likely announce the fine today. Money MorningCapital Wave StrategistShah Gilani weighed in on the topic this week, and he offers a scorching indictment.
    Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) is on the move today after the semiconductor giant announced plans to lay off 1,500 employees. The cuts are expected to hit employees in California and cities around the globe. The cuts are part of the fi

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    It seems like we’re hearing about new data breaches on a regular basis, and SunTrust’s (NYSE:STI) recent one affecting 1.5 million customers could seem alarming. Here’s what investors — and consumers — need to know about it and how this one is different from some of the other high-profile data breaches we’ve heard about.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Medical Marijuana, Inc. (MJNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    If I were to choose two marijuana stocks right off the bat that I’d rather watch from the sidelines and never buy, it’d be medical cannabis company Medical Marijuana Inc. (NASDAQOTH:MJNA) and cannabinoid-based drug developer AXIM Biotechnologies (NASDAQOTH:AXIM). The reason they’re listed together is because Medical Marijuana Inc. owns 22.67 million shares of AXIM, which is about 40% of its outstanding share count. Their futures really are tied together.

  • [By ]

    Cronos was the first cannabis company to trade on NASDAQ, but the first American cannabis company to do it was Medical Marijuana Inc. (MJNA) . Developing legal cannabidiol (CBD) products made from hemp, Medical Marijuana Inc. had a major increase in sales from 2016 to 2017 and has begun looking into an expansion into international markets. Like with Aurora, these expenses have meant that it’s not making much of a profit. With encouraging signs and warning signs each abounding, it comes down to whether you think this could be worth the risk.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc.(SC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    Shares of subprime automotive lender Santander Consumer USA Holdings (NYSE:SC) are up by about 16% as of 11:35 a.m. EDT after the company announced earnings that were better than Wall Street expected. It earned $242 million, or $0.67 per diluted share, driven by higher loan originations, falling expenses, and declining provisions for loan losses in the first quarter.

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

    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares were also up, gaining 16 percent to $18.275 following upbeat quarterly earnings.

    Equities Trading DOWN

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday morning, the financial shares climbed 1.04 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC), up 15 percent, and OTC Markets Group Inc (OTC: OTCM), up 8 percent.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.(BMRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BioMarin Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:BMRN) EVP Jeffrey Robert Ajer sold 309 shares of BioMarin Pharmaceutical stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $85.96, for a total transaction of $26,561.64. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 53,223 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,575,049.08. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By ]

    This week we get our first look at quarterly numbers from major drug and biotech giants such as AbbVie (ABBV)  , Amgen (AMGN)  , Biogen (BIIB) , Biomarin Pharmaceuticals (BMRN)  and Action Alerts PLUS holding Eli Lilly (LLY) , which all provide the market a glimpse of how the first quarter was for the industry over the next few days,” according to Real Money Pro columnist Bret Jensen.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRN) is expected to report its most recent quarterly results on February 22. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters are calling for a net loss of $0.24 per share on $357.49 million in revenue. The same period of last year had a net loss of $0.53 per share and $300.09 million in revenue. Shares of BioMarin were last seen at $84.98, with a consensus price target of $110.32 and a 52-week range of $78.50 to $100.51.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Emerson Electric Company(EMR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at Berenberg upgraded Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE: EMR) from Sell to Hold.

    Emerson Electric shares fell 0.43 percent to close at $69.90 on Monday.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said Monday: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    Redbook Reports US Retail Sales During First 2 Weeks Of Apr. Up 0.3% MoM, Up 2.8% YoY
    USA S&P/CaseShiller House Price Index (MoM) for Feb Up 0.7% MoM
    New home sales report for March will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Conference Board’s consumer sentiment index for April is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Richmond Fed manufacturing index for April will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 4-and 52-week bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury will auction 2-year notes at 1:00 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Leerink upgraded Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH) from Market Perform to Outperform
    Berenberg upgraded Emerson Electric (NYSE: EMR) from Sell to Hold
    Mizuho downgraded Skyworks (NASDAQ: SWKS) from Buy to Neutral
    BMO downgraded Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ: TXRH) from Outperform to Market Perform

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    D.A. Davidson & CO. lifted its position in shares of Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) by 1.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 574,584 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 7,640 shares during the period. Emerson Electric makes up about 0.8% of D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings, making the stock its 25th biggest holding. D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings in Emerson Electric were worth $39,244,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    EMR has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Emerson Electric from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. UBS initiated coverage on shares of Emerson Electric in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $73.26 price objective on the stock. Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $78.00 price objective on shares of Emerson Electric in a research note on Wednesday, April 18th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on shares of Emerson Electric from $79.00 to $80.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Finally, Berenberg Bank raised shares of Emerson Electric from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $69.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. Emerson Electric has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $73.00.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Bruker Corporation(BRKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2018

Remember how the Italian banking crisis threatened to bring down the eurozone financial system over the summer?

Fast forward four months and were at it again. This time its not the Italian lenders that are the main concern, but rather how they and the wider European political system will be impacted if Italians vote no in Sunday’s referendum.

While the ballot is on proposed constitutional reforms, it is generally being seen in the country as a vote of confidence in Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, with the risk that a victory for no will lead to his resignation and the dissolution of Italys government.

Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2018: Home Federal Bancorp Inc.(HOME)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    Real Money columnist Robert Lang says that while retail “has certainly had its challenges over the past couple of years, between difficulties in the mall and then the big gorilla in the room, Action Alerts PLUS holding Amazon (AMZN) …there are a handful of names that continue to perform well, one of those is At Home Group (HOME) .

Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2018: Safety Insurance Group Inc.(SAFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

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

Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2018: Barclays PLC(BCS)

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Investors are becoming increasingly bullish about BTC, as financial institutions like Barclays Plc. (NYSE: BCS) become more interested in entering the cryptocurrency market.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is teaming up with investment banking giant Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) to develop and launch a new co-branded credit card next year, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. This would replace the tech giant’s current partnership with Barclays (NYSE:BCS), and would be issued under the Apple Pay brand name.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Some of this sentiment has been fueled by optimism that UK investment bank Barclays Plc. (NYSE: BCS) is looking to open a cryptocurrency trading desk in the months ahead.

  • [By Eric Volkman]

    The underwriting syndicate is large and star-studded. It is led by Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), JPMorgan Chase’s(NYSE:JPM)J.P. Morgan Securities, Barclays (NYSE: BCS) Capital, and Citigroup (NYSE: C) Global Markets.

Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2018: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.(RNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    RenaissanceRe (NYSE: RNR) is one of 73 publicly-traded companies in the “Fire, marine, & casualty insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare RenaissanceRe to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2018: Porter Bancorp Inc.(PBIB)

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Top 5 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now

U.S. stocks on Monday closed essentially flat, after trading firmly higher, in a volatile session ahead of the start of a pair of closely watched central-bank policy meetings.

Earlier in the session, gains in crude-oil futures and a report showing a surge in home-builder confidence appeared to help lift the equity benchmarks, but those advances evaporated late in the day.

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slipped 0.04 points to close at 2,139.12, after trading within an 18-point range. Telecom and health-care stocks weighed on the index, while utilities and financials led gainers.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce(CM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSE:CM) (NYSE:CM) – Analysts at Desjardins reduced their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, May 2nd. Desjardins analyst D. Young now forecasts that the company will post earnings of $2.85 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $2.86.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: American International Group Inc.(AIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sentry Investment Management LLC lessened its holdings in American International Group (NYSE:AIG) by 8.6% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 64,968 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 6,147 shares during the quarter. Sentry Investment Management LLC’s holdings in American International Group were worth $3,536,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    Insurance company American International Group Inc. (AIG) stock fell 5.3% as harsh winter weather weighed on profits. But the company’s long-term care exposure is relatively minimal.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 5 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.(RNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    RenaissanceRe (NYSE: RNR) is one of 73 publicly-traded companies in the “Fire, marine, & casualty insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare RenaissanceRe to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Magyar Bancorp Inc.(MGYR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Magyar Bancorp (NASDAQ:MGYR) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 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. Magyar Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 48.0770691063571 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Safety Insurance Group Inc.(SAFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

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

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2018

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alexander Bird]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

Hot Safest Stocks To Own Right Now

Kimberly-Clark Corp. (NYSE:KMB) has provided investors with reliable income increases for decades.

In fact, the company is one of the 51 Dividend Aristocrats, which can all be seen here.

Kimberly-Clark pays one of the safest dividends in the market, yields close to 3%, offers mid-single-digit payout growth and sells recession-resistant products.

All of these investment qualities are appealing for retired investors living on dividends.

Like many other large consumer brand multinationals however, Kimberly-Clark is battling foreign currency headwinds, slower growth in developed markets and an evolving competitive landscape.

Let’s take a closer look at Kimberly-Clark to see why it deserves to be a core position in our Top 20 Dividend Stocks portfolio.

Business overview

Kimberly-Clark has been in business since 1928 and has grown into one of the largest global manufacturers of various tissue and hygiene products.

Hot Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Texas Instruments Incorporated(TXN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Texas Instruments (TXN)  trades for 18 times its 2019 GAAP EPS consensus of $5.67, and has an enterprise value equal to 16 times its expected 2019 FCF. The dividend yield is at 2.5%, and TI has committed to effectively returning all of its future FCF via dividends and buybacks.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 19.7 percent to $35 in pre-market trading. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 13.5 percent to $16.88 in pre-market trading after climbing 104.82 percent on Tuesday.
    Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE) shares rose 11.3 percent to $43.81 in pre-market trading as the company reported upbeat results for its third quarter on Tuesday.
    The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) rose 9.6 percent to $125.98 in pre-market trading.
    Aduro BioTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADRO) rose 5.8 percent to $7.25 in pre-market trading after falling 1.44 percent on Tuesday.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 5.2 percent to $22.42 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) rose 5.2 percent to $32.05 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 5 percent to $17.11 in pre-market trading following strong Q1 results.
    Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (NYSE: HMY) shares rose 4.4 percent to $2.02 in pre-market trading.
    22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE: XXII) rose 4.9 percent to $2.15 in pre-market trading after dropping 8.07 percent on Tuesday.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.1 percent to $102.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT) rose 3.3 percent to $61 in pre-market trading following upbeat quarterly earnings.

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    Texas Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:TXN)Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallApril 24, 2018, 4:30 p.m. ET

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $605.26 million before the opening bell. Twitter shares rose 0.16 percent to $30.52 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) to post quarterly earnings at $1.35 per share on revenue of $11.41 billion after the closing bell. Facebook shares gained 0.36 percent to $160.27 in after-hours trading.
    Before the markets open, Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.58 per share on revenue of $22.24 billion. Boeing shares rose 0.18 percent to $329.65 in after-hours trading.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday. Texas Instruments shares climbed 5.62 percent to $103.95 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) to have earned $0.41 per share on revenue of $37.16 billion in the latest quarter. Ford will release earnings before the markets open. Ford shares gained 0.46 percent to $11.01 in after-hours trading.
    After the closing bell, PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $3.59 billion. PayPal shares gained 0.16 percent to $75.40 in after-hours trading.
    Wall Street expects AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) to post quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $39.29 billion after the closing bell. AT&T shares rose 0.20 percent to $35.07 in after-hours trading.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bank of Hawaii lessened its position in Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) by 4.7% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 31,725 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 1,555 shares during the period. Bank of Hawaii’s holdings in Texas Instruments were worth $3,296,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The pace of innovation in the technology industry never slows down, and even the largest companies have to reinvent themselves continually in order to keep up. Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) and Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) have been giants in the tech industry for decades, with Intel best known for its then-revolutionary PC processors and TI making the most popular scientific and technical calculators in the business.

Hot Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: New York Community Bancorp, Inc.(NYCB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of NYSE:NYCB traded down $0.21 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $12.48. 4,058,407 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,950,782. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.05, a current ratio of 1.40 and a quick ratio of 1.40. The company has a market cap of $6,215.92, a PE ratio of 15.41, a PEG ratio of 1.48 and a beta of 0.65. New York Community Bank has a 12 month low of $11.67 and a 12 month high of $14.53.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    New York Community Bank (NYSE: NYCB) and United Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:UBNK) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of New York Community Bank (NYSE:NYCB) reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $11.65 and last traded at $11.73, with a volume of 2440855 shares. The stock had previously closed at $12.02.

Hot Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: 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%.

Hot Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Euro FX(P)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, the information technology shares rose 1.59 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P), up 23 percent, and Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) up 17 percent.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Yesterday, the Fed Open Market Committee announced it would not raise interest rates this session. The central bank committee, which is in charge of monetary policy, said that inflation is rising and that the U.S. economy is getting better. Markets are now looking forward to the next meeting on June 12 for the U.S. Federal Reserve to bump rates higher for the second time in 2018. Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) slumped more than 4.5% after Tesla CEO Elon Musk held an highly unusual earnings call. After announcing that his firm burned through $700 million in cash during the quarter of 2018, Musk refused to take any more questions on the company’s fiscal health, dismissing analysts’ questions as “boring.” Musk instead spent the rest of the quarterly call taking questions from a YouTuber named Gali Russell who had lobbied Musk on Twitter to let him partake in the earnings call. This morning, the U.S. Labor Department reported initial jobless claims rose by 2,000, to 211,000. Analysts had projected 225,000 for the week. The tightening U.S. labor market has now seen the total number of Americans receiving benefits fall to the lowest level since 1973. America’s unemployment rate is sitting at 4.1%, the lowest figure in 17 years. Tomorrow, the Labor Department will release the April jobs report.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: GPRO, SPOT, CI
    GoPro Inc. (Nasdaq: GPRO) will lead another busy day of earnings reports on Wall Street. The firm will report earnings after the bell Thursday. Wall Street expects that the tech firm is about to report a loss of -$0.40 per share on top of $175.40 billion in revenue. Here’s a way to make a lot of money in a short time during earnings season. Spotify Technology SA(NYSE: SPOT) did not have a very good first earnings report. Shares plunged more than 8% after the firm’s music-streaming forecasts fell well short of expectations. During its earnings report, signals indicated that the firm’s growth could slow despite news that its

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Pandora Media (NYSE:P) stock is on a tear.

    After reporting earnings Thursday, Pandora shares soared 20% in early trading Friday. Wall Street bankers are scrambling to jump on the bandwagon, with at least two analysts so far rushing out new buy ratings on the stock, and a third doubling down, according to reports on TheFly.com.

Hot Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.(LTRPA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares shot up 31 percent to $12.10 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.

    Shares of ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) got a boost, shooting up 34 percent to $15.3628 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares shot up 32 percent to $12.175 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.

    Shares of ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) got a boost, shooting up 27 percent to $14.60 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares shot up 30 percent to $12.05 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.

    Shares of ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) got a boost, shooting up 26 percent to $14.48 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.

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

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

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