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Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now

Apollo Endosurgery (NASDAQ: APEN) and Arch Therapeutics (OTCMKTS:ARTH) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation and risk.

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This table compares Apollo Endosurgery and Arch Therapeutics’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Apollo Endosurgery $64.31 million 1.73 -$27.29 million ($2.01) -3.16
Arch Therapeutics N/A N/A -$7.78 million N/A N/A

Arch Therapeutics has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Apollo Endosurgery.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Otonomy, Inc.(OTIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Otonomy Inc (NASDAQ:OTIC) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $9.58.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Alkermes (NASDAQ: ALKS) and Otonomy (NASDAQ:OTIC) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Otonomy (NASDAQ:OTIC) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.44) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.38) by ($0.06), Fidelity Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $0.12 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $0.30 million. Otonomy had a negative net margin of 6,316.88% and a negative return on equity of 58.60%.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc.(LLL)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sei Investments Co. lifted its stake in L3 Technologies Inc (NYSE:LLL) by 31.9% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 32,947 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after buying an additional 7,970 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co.’s holdings in L3 Technologies were worth $6,336,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    NEXT Financial Group Inc purchased a new position in shares of L3 Technologies Inc (NYSE:LLL) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 978 shares of the aerospace company’s stock, valued at approximately $203,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Colony Group LLC lifted its holdings in shares of L3 Technologies Inc (NYSE:LLL) by 1.6% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 22,697 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after purchasing an additional 363 shares during the quarter. Colony Group LLC’s holdings in L3 Technologies were worth $4,365,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: CHS Inc(CHSCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about CHS Inc Preferred Shares Class B (NASDAQ:CHSCO) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CHS Inc Preferred Shares Class B earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 45.8637910025833 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: S&W Seed Company(SANW)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Alico (NASDAQ: ALCO) and S&W Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Blueprint Medicines Corporation(BPMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Fernwood Investment Management LLC lessened its holdings in shares of Blueprint Medicines (NASDAQ:BPMC) by 29.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 2,696 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after selling 1,120 shares during the period. Fernwood Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Blueprint Medicines were worth $247,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mutual of America Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Blueprint Medicines Corp (NASDAQ:BPMC) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 10,500 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock, valued at approximately $667,000.

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    Blueprint Medicines (Nasdaq: BPMC), similarly to Loxo, is working on cancer medications that can target different mutations, and target them with precision. No wonder the stock rallied more than 14% this year, and that’s on top of the share-price more than doubling in the last three years. By 2020, BPMC plans to have two products already on the market, with four more pending. This company could certainly become a target for a larger peer, especially if its 2020 plan remains on track.

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  • [By Todd Campbell]

    The big thing to watch this week will be how investors view Loxo’s results in comparison to results presented earlier this year by Blueprint Medicines (NASDAQ:BPMC). Blueprint’s BLU-667 also targets RET-fusions and at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting in April, Blueprint revealed a preliminary overall response rate of 50% for NSCLC and 40% for MTC. It’s bad science to compare unrelated trials, so investors might be best off viewing Loxo and Blueprint’s data as evidence that they’re both working on a winning approach.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Costamare Inc.(CMRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    COSTAMARE Inc/SH (NYSE:CMRE) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $7.75.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of three big oceangoing container-shipping companies — Triton International (NYSE:TRTN), Seaspan (NYSE:SSW), and Costamare (NYSE:CMRE) — suffered huge losses in early trading Friday after Wells Fargo announced it was downgrading “the entire container complex,” as StreetInsider.com put it.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    COSTAMARE Inc/SH (NYSE:CMRE) shares hit a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday following a dividend announcement from the company. The stock traded as high as $8.15 and last traded at $8.10, with a volume of 15988 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $7.98.

Best Value Stocks To Buy For 2019

Pure Storage Inc (NYSE:PSTG) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the twenty-seven brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and eighteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $23.05.

Several research firms recently commented on PSTG. JMP Securities upped their target price on Pure Storage from $23.00 to $26.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 22nd. BMO Capital Markets upped their target price on Pure Storage from $25.00 to $29.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 22nd. Stifel Nicolaus began coverage on Pure Storage in a research note on Tuesday. They issued a “hold” rating and a $23.00 target price for the company. ValuEngine upgraded Pure Storage from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday. Finally, Deutsche Bank upped their target price on Pure Storage from $24.00 to $25.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 22nd.

Best Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: S&W Seed Company(SANW)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC raised its stake in S&W Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) by 43.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 73,415 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 22,293 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC owned 0.30% of S&W Seed worth $264,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Coffee Holding Co., Inc.(JVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Coffee (NASDAQ:JVA) posted its earnings results on Friday. The company reported $0.00 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by ($0.07), MarketWatch Earnings reports. Coffee had a return on equity of 3.99% and a net margin of 1.23%. The firm had revenue of $23.44 million during the quarter.

Best Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Genomic Health, Inc.(GHDX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Genomic Health, Inc. (NASDAQ:GHDX) – Analysts at William Blair upped their FY2020 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Genomic Health in a research report issued on Monday, August 27th. William Blair analyst A. Murphy now anticipates that the medical research company will post earnings per share of $1.27 for the year, up from their prior estimate of $1.06.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Genomic Health (NASDAQ:GHDX) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Genomic Health, Inc. (NASDAQ:GHDX) shares saw unusually-strong trading volume on Wednesday . Approximately 882,863 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 311% from the previous session’s volume of 214,696 shares.The stock last traded at $51.88 and had previously closed at $51.88.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Genomic Health, Inc. (NASDAQ:GHDX) COO Frederic Pla sold 1,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.43, for a total value of $98,145.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

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Best Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Bazaarvoice, Inc.(BV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV) raised $469 million selling 21.3 million shares at $22, the low end of the expected range. Shares dropped 3% on the first day of trading and closed the week flat.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Below is Renaissance Capital’s list of the second quarter’s 10 largest IPOs ranked by deal size. We’ve also included the stock’s first-day pop (or decline) and its return as of the most recent close. Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE: SPOT) is not included because its IPO was a direct offering that did not raise any new cash. Spotify shares popped nearly 13% on the April offering date, and the return to date is 27%.

    AXA Equitable Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EQH): $2.75 billion; first-day pop of 1.7%; return to date: 1.3% GreenSky LLC (NASDAQ: GSKY): $874 million: pop of 1.6%; return of −7.9% BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BJ): $638 million; pop and return of 29.4% DocuSign Inc. (NASDAQ: DOCU): $629 million; pop of 37.0%; return of 83.0% Pivotal Software Inc. (NYSE: PVTL): $555 million; pop of 5.0%; return of 71.0% GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE: EAF): $525 million; decline of 3.7%; return of 23.0% BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV): $469 million; decline of 2.7%; return of −2.7% Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NYSE: CDAY): $462 million; pop of 42.0%; return of 55.0% Essential Properties Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: EPRT): $455 million; decline of 2.6%; return of −3.6% PluralSight Inc. (NASDAQ: PS): $311 million; pop of 33.0%; return of 61.0%

    Looking ahead to the third quarter, Renaissance Capital notes 65 companies currently in the IPO pipeline looking to raise $11 billion. Real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield is the both the largest potential IPO ($500 million) and the largest based on trailing 12-month sales ($7.23 billion). The pipeline is again heavy on health care offerings (11), industrials (five), financials (five) and, in a bit of a comeback, energy (four).

  • [By Chris Lange]

    BrightView Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BV) entered the market quietly in its initial public offering (IPO). The stock initially saw a slight gain compared to the announced pricing but quickly fell flat.

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Best Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: AtriCure Inc.(ATRC)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AtriCure Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRC) shares were up 6.8% on Friday after Needham & Company LLC raised their price target on the stock from $36.00 to $39.00. Needham & Company LLC currently has a buy rating on the stock. AtriCure traded as high as $33.45 and last traded at $33.02. Approximately 2,088,463 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 931% from the average daily volume of 202,505 shares. The stock had previously closed at $30.93.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of AtriCure (NASDAQ:ATRC) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Saturday.

    A number of other research firms have also weighed in on ATRC. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of AtriCure from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. BidaskClub raised shares of AtriCure from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Saturday, March 17th. Stifel Nicolaus raised their target price on shares of AtriCure from $22.00 to $23.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Friday, April 27th. Needham & Company LLC raised their target price on shares of AtriCure from $23.00 to $26.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Friday, April 27th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of AtriCure from a d+ rating to a c- rating in a report on Friday, March 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $25.00.

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Best Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Strategic Global Income Fund, Inc.(SGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SGL Carbon (ETR:SGL) received a €14.00 ($16.28) target price from analysts at Baader Bank in a report released on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. Baader Bank’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 35.27% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News headlines about Strategic Global Income Fund (NYSE:SGL) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Strategic Global Income Fund earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.9423274211809 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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Nike (NKE) released earnings last week that sparked disagreements whether the athletic-shoe company had turned a corner or still faced continued competitive pressures from the likes of Under Armour (UA) and Adidas. Count Credit Suisse analyst Christian Buss and team among the former:

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We adjust our estimates following Nike’s earnings release given: 1) North America and European business performing better than expected; 2) gross margin degradation moderating as the company stabilizes its challenged North America business more quickly than previously anticipated; and 3) tighter SG&A expense control. We believe the company is managing competitive challenges better than feared and as a result, we believe that a return to mid- to high-single digit constant currency revenue growth is likely to occur sooner than anticipated. Unfortunately, currency is moving against the company, suggesting that underlying reported earnings growth is not likely to re-accelerate faster than anticipated. As a result, we maintain our Target-Price of $60.

Hot Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Peak Resorts, Inc.(SKIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Peak Resorts Inc (NASDAQ:SKIS) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the six analysts that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Six analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $6.13.

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Hot Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: InfraREIT, Inc.(HIFR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Citadel Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of InfraREIT Inc (NYSE:HIFR) by 335.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 73,755 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 56,809 shares during the quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC owned about 0.17% of InfraREIT worth $1,635,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    InfraREIT Inc (NYSE:HIFR) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $21.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Reaves W H & Co. Inc. trimmed its holdings in InfraREIT (NYSE:HIFR) by 18.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,342,026 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 303,392 shares during the quarter. Reaves W H & Co. Inc. owned approximately 3.05% of InfraREIT worth $26,076,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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Hot Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: S&W Seed Company(SANW)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Alico (NASDAQ: ALCO) and S&W Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Hot Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Guggenheim S&P MidCap 400 Pure Gr ETF (RFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Invesco S&P MidCap 400 Pure Growth ETF (NYSEARCA:RFG) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, September 24th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, September 25th will be given a dividend of 0.5521 per share on Friday, September 28th. This represents a $2.21 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.33%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, September 24th. This is a boost from Invesco S&P MidCap 400 Pure Growth ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.26.

Hot Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Banner Corporation(BANR)

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    NASDAQ BANR opened at $57.47 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.90, a current ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24. The firm has a market cap of $1,896.48, a P/E ratio of 19.22, a PEG ratio of 1.66 and a beta of 0.96. Banner has a 1 year low of $52.07 and a 1 year high of $62.75.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rhumbline Advisers cut its position in shares of Banner Co. (NASDAQ:BANR) by 1.3% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 86,918 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,154 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers’ holdings in Banner were worth $5,226,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Banner (NASDAQ:BANR) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

    Several other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Banner from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. Stephens reiterated a hold rating and set a $60.00 price objective on shares of Banner in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. Banner currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $60.25.

Hot Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: First Bank(FRBA)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    First Bank (NASDAQ: FRBA) and Marlin Business Services (NASDAQ:MRLN) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and dividends.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about First Bank (NASDAQ:FRBA) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. First Bank earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the bank an impact score of 43.7118873805192 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Westwood Holdings Group Inc. purchased a new position in Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 11,796 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $150,000.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    In June Wheaton announced that it had purchased a cobalt stream from giant miner Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) for an up-front payment of $390 million. Starting in 2021 Wheaton will receive 42.4% of the Voisey’s Bay mine’s cobalt production until certain production targets are met, at which point it will receive half that amount. Wheaton’s cost will be pegged at 18% of the spot price for cobalt until certain financial targets are met, and will become 22% thereafter. Cobalt is a byproduct at this mine, which primarily produces nickel. Vale is using the cash to expand the mine, with a production ramp-up expected in 2021. 

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Vale (NYSE:VALE) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Tuesday.

    A number of other analysts have also issued reports on VALE. Deutsche Bank set a $15.00 price target on shares of Vale and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vale from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $17.00 price target for the company in a research report on Monday, October 15th. Citigroup lowered shares of Vale from a buy rating to a neutral rating and set a $16.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Monday, October 29th. UBS Group raised shares of Vale from a sell rating to a neutral rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 31st. Finally, Barclays set a $16.00 price target on shares of Vale and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Saturday, December 8th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $14.88.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D increased its stake in shares of Vale (NYSE:VALE) by 12.4% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 781,510 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 86,443 shares during the quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D’s holdings in Vale were worth $9,941,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rational Advisors LLC grew its position in Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) by 49.5% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 14,951 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,951 shares during the period. Rational Advisors LLC’s holdings in Vale were worth $191,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: S&W Seed Company(SANW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC raised its stake in S&W Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) by 43.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 73,415 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 22,293 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC owned 0.30% of S&W Seed worth $264,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Alico (NASDAQ: ALCO) and S&W Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Alico (NASDAQ: ALCO) and S&W Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on S&W Seed (SANW)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: First Bank(FRBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    First Bank (NASDAQ: FRBA) and Marlin Business Services (NASDAQ:MRLN) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and dividends.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about First Bank (NASDAQ:FRBA) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. First Bank earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the bank an impact score of 43.7118873805192 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Novo Nordisk A/S(NVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Market research firm EvaluatePharma projects that more than $250 billion in sales are at risk between 2018 and 2024 for drugs that will lose patent exclusivity. Four companies could especially feel the sting from these losses: AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), and Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO). Should investors beware of these big pharma stocks?  

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Tiedemann Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 5,495 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $271,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) declared a special dividend on Thursday, August 9th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 20th will be given a dividend of 0.4669 per share on Tuesday, August 28th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.72%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 17th.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cavco Industries, Inc.(CVCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares rose 90.9 percent to $2.52. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 58.4 percent to $1.9005 after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares climbed 23.2 percent to $37.5370 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) rose 21.9 percent to $1.17 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) jumped 18.8 percent to $4.87. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 17.2 percent to $49.45 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) jumped 16.2 percent to $7.96. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) rose 15.5 percent to $5.6011.
    InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE: NSPR) gained 13.3 percent to $1.36 following PR announcing sustained benefit of CGuard EPS.
    Immutep Limited (NASDAQ: IMMP) shares climbed 13.2 percent to $2.7724 after the company reported new data from its ongoing TACTI-mel Phase I trial, which evaluated the combination of eftilagimod alpha, its lead compound, with Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK)'s Keytruda in unresectable or metastatic melanoma patients, who have had a suboptimal response or had disease progression with keytruda monotherapy..
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) rose 12.2 percent to $21.20 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 12.1 percent to
  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cavco Industries (NASDAQ:CVCO) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 66.67 percent to close at $2.00 on Wednesday after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares jumped 49.24 percent to close at $1.97 on Wednesday. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) rose 34.45 percent to close at $9.21. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares rose 25.82 percent to close at $38.35 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) rose 24.15 percent to close at $5.09. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) jumped 23.3 percent to close at $5.98 on Wednesday.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) gained 22.92 percent to close at $1.18 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD) rose 21.95 percent to close at $4.00.
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) gained 21.4 percent to close at $22.92 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) rose 17.14 percent to close at $5.40.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 16.59 percent to close at $49.20 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP) climbed 15.61 percent to close at $8.22. Oramed Pharma disclosed that its patent has been allowed in the US for oral administration of proteins.
    Dorian LPG Ltd. (NYSE: LPG) rose 14.89 percent to close at $8.41. Dorian LPG confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal fr

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SEACOR Holdings, Inc.(CKH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about Seacor (NYSE:CKH) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Seacor earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.3315874804175 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    State of Tennessee Treasury Department reduced its stake in shares of Seacor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CKH) by 9.5% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 11,943 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 1,254 shares during the period. State of Tennessee Treasury Department owned approximately 0.07% of Seacor worth $610,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    United Services Automobile Association boosted its position in shares of Seacor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CKH) by 14.7% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 172,136 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after buying an additional 21,997 shares during the period. United Services Automobile Association owned approximately 0.94% of Seacor worth $9,858,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019

Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A, NYSE:BRK.B) Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett is a great role model if you want to be an astute investor. He has accumulated a fortune of more than $87 billion over his career after getting into the investing game pretty early. As such, many investors still pay close attention “Buffett stocks.”

It also helps that Buffett’s investing style is quite simple. He uses a more qualitative approach in selecting companies that have stood the test of time. These Buffett stocks have solid business models and they have the ability to record significant growth. In other words, these companies have good earnings potential and are not concerned whether the market will recognize its worth. By the way, they also generate plenty of cash and provide dividends, which are indicators of a strong and sustainable business.

Let us, thus, focus on the Oracle of Omaha’s favored companies that are likely to make the most of the fourth quarter. Most of these Buffett stocks belong to sectors such as financials, technology, communication services and airlines.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: S&W Seed Company(SANW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC raised its stake in S&W Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) by 43.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 73,415 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 22,293 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC owned 0.30% of S&W Seed worth $264,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: TELUS Corporation(TU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Spok (NYSE: TU) and TELUS (NYSE:TU) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sei Investments Co. reduced its stake in TELUS Co. (NYSE:TU) (TSE:T) by 53.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 174,673 shares of the Wireless communications provider’s stock after selling 197,552 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co.’s holdings in TELUS were worth $6,201,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    LSV Asset Management reduced its position in Telus (NYSE:TU) (TSE:T) by 42.5% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 112,500 shares of the Wireless communications provider’s stock after selling 83,000 shares during the quarter. LSV Asset Management’s holdings in Telus were worth $3,955,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TELUS Co. (NYSE:TU) (TSE:T) – Research analysts at National Bank Financial issued their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for TELUS in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, July 10th. National Bank Financial analyst A. Shine anticipates that the Wireless communications provider will post earnings of $0.54 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Nektar Therapeutics(NKTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    If you suffer from chronic back pain, you’re not alone. Lower back pain is the second most common cause of disability in the United States and employees miss a combined 149 million days of work every year because of it. Clearly, treatment options for lower back pain fall short. However, that could change because Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) has just filed for approval from the Food and Drug Administration of NKTR-181, a novel painkiller that could work better than opioids. Is Nektar Therapeutics a buy?

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Even though it’s been a rough few years for many of the industry’s larger players, some smaller upstarts have produced stunning gains lately. Shares of Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR), BeiGene Ltd. (NASDAQ:BGNE), and AveXis Inc. (NASDAQ:AVXS) have risen at least 500% in less than three years. 

  • [By Max Byerly]

    HC Wainwright set a $125.00 target price on Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) in a report published on Sunday morning. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: ePlus Inc.(PLUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ePlus (NASDAQ:PLUS) Director Eric D. Hovde sold 27,995 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $94.23, for a total value of $2,637,968.85. Following the transaction, the director now owns 23,301 shares in the company, valued at $2,195,653.23. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

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    “When and where will all of the many conflicts of interest be listed by the 13 Angry Democrats (plus) working on the Witch Hunt Hoax,” Trump said of the probe on Twitter Thursday. “There has never been a group of people on a case so biased or conflicted. It is all a Democrat Excuse for LOSING the Election.”

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. reduced its stake in ePlus (NASDAQ:PLUS) by 1.1% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 116,594 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 1,335 shares during the period. Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc.’s holdings in ePlus were worth $9,059,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tech Data (NASDAQ: TECD) and ePlus (NASDAQ:PLUS) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas decreased its position in ePlus (NASDAQ:PLUS) by 36.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 3,093 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 1,754 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in ePlus were worth $240,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: CVR Partners LP(UAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Arcadia Biosciences (NASDAQ: RKDA) and CVR Partners (NYSE:UAN) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Internet Gold Golden Lines Ltd.(IGLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Internet Gold Golden Lines (NASDAQ:IGLD) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Internet Gold Golden Lines earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.7616640405736 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Methanex Corporation(MEOH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Advisors Preferred LLC bought a new stake in shares of Methanex (NASDAQ:MEOH) (TSE:MX) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 1,703 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock, valued at approximately $103,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Citigroup set a $84.00 price objective on Methanex (NASDAQ:MEOH) (TSE:MX) in a report published on Thursday morning. The brokerage currently has a hold rating on the specialty chemicals company’s stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board cut its holdings in shares of Methanex Co. (NASDAQ:MEOH) (TSE:MX) by 6.2% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 15,064 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 992 shares during the period. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board’s holdings in Methanex were worth $912,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Methanex Co. (TSE:MX) (NASDAQ:MEOH) Director Wade Wiggins sold 9,900 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$76.00, for a total transaction of C$752,400.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Methanex (NASDAQ:MEOH) (TSE:MX) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: UniSource Energy Corporation(UNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Uni Select (TSE:UNS) had its price target lifted by investment analysts at Macquarie from C$24.00 to C$25.00 in a report released on Wednesday. Macquarie’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 18.32% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Uni Select (TSE:UNS)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities research analysts at TD Securities in a report issued on Friday. They currently have a C$24.00 price objective on the stock. TD Securities’ price target points to a potential upside of 8.21% from the stock’s current price.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Transcat, Inc.(TRNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Headlines about Transcat (NASDAQ:TRNS) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Transcat earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 45.1994165476044 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Transcat, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRNS) shares hit a new 52-week high on Wednesday after Singular Research raised their price target on the stock from $25.00 to $30.00. Singular Research currently has a buy rating on the stock. Transcat traded as high as $25.35 and last traded at $24.85, with a volume of 100 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $24.85.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: CEVA, Inc.(CEVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA)’s share price reached a new 52-week low during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $24.70 and last traded at $24.72, with a volume of 4834 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $24.81.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rhumbline Advisers lifted its position in shares of CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA) by 4.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 53,568 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,184 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned approximately 0.24% of CEVA worth $1,618,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    CEVA (NASDAQ:CEVA)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by research analysts at Canaccord Genuity in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. They currently have a $36.00 target price on the semiconductor company’s stock. Canaccord Genuity’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 26.09% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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We offered up two different takes on the FOMC minutes, one that says they mean no rate hikes for a while, the other that says pay more attention to William Dudley.

We explained how Gilead Sciences (GILD) is still dominating hepatitis C, how Chesapeake Energy (CHK) is pulling the right levers, and why there could be trouble ahead for U.S. Steel (X).

We observed an earnings beat from Urban Outfitters (URBN), Target’s (TGT) lowered guidance, and Lowe’s (LOW) big earnings miss.

We highlighted Noble’s (NE) latest fleet-status report, Ed Yardeni’s optimism about and fear for the Bull market, the sacking of the CEO of Barnes & Noble (BKS), and Morgan Stanley’s upgrade ofValeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX).

Top Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Qwest Corporation(CTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CarTaxi Token (CURRENCY:CTX) traded 18.6% higher against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 19:00 PM ET on May 16th. One CarTaxi Token token can now be bought for approximately $0.0097 or 0.00000117 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. CarTaxi Token has a market cap of $385,677.00 and approximately $55,231.00 worth of CarTaxi Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last week, CarTaxi Token has traded 58% higher against the U.S. dollar.

Top Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Shaw Communications Inc.(SJR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shaw Communications Inc (TSE:SJR.B) (NYSE:SJR) announced a monthly dividend on Monday, May 14th, TickerTech reports. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 30th will be paid a dividend of 0.0988 per share on Wednesday, May 30th. This represents a $1.19 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, May 14th.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The price of Bitcoin surged more than 17% to top $8,000 in a rapid move that surprised many investors this morning. The sudden rally appears to be the result of a short squeeze, according to CNBC contributor Brian Kelly. This means that investors who had been betting on a decline in the price of the world’s largest cryptocurrency had been forced to jump back and buy the currency again. A lot of people have been betting on a decline in the price of Bitcoin heading toward the April 17 tax deadline. The expectation is that many people will need to sell their Bitcoin in order to raise cash to meet tax obligations. Here’s our latest daily insight on why the Bitcoin bear market may end very soon.
    Markets gains have been capped by concerns about the latest news out of the Federal Reserve. On Wednesday, minutes from the Fed’s most recent meeting indicated that policy makers are prepared to raise interest rates several more times in the coming months in order to stave off concerns about inflation.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: BLK, FB, DAL
    Shares of BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) are on the move after the company reported earnings before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $6.70. Analysts projected the firm would report EPS of $6.45 on top of $3.28 billion in revenue. The firm topped revenue expectations. The firm noted that an increase in its consulting fees and the recent tax reform bill helped bolster its profitability by 27%.
    The stock of Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has climbed more than 6% since Tuesday. Investors cheered the testimony of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who appeared before Congress for two days to discuss his company’s privacy policies. The CEO and his firm have been under intense scrutiny since news broke that 87 million user accounts had been accessed without permission by consulting firm Cambridge Analytica during the 2016 election season. The firm had ties to President Trump’s campaign.
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Top Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: S&W Seed Company(SANW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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Best Safest Stocks To Buy For 2018: CBRE Clarion Global Real Estate Income Fund(IGR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    CBRE Clarion Global Real Estate Income Fund (NYSE: IGR)
    A long time StreetAuthority staple, mainly in the Daily Paycheck portfolio, IGR is considered a core real estate fund. As the “global” in its name implies, the fund takes a broad approach, with just 41% of the fund’s holdings allocated to U.S. REITs. Property-type diversification is also broad with just a 24% allocation to the worrisome retail sector. Shares trade at a nearly 12% discount to their net asset value (NAV) at around $7.80 with a yield approaching 7.7%.

Best Safest Stocks To Buy For 2018: Glaukos Corporation(GKOS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Glaukos Corp (NYSE:GKOS) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray lowered their Q3 2019 EPS estimates for Glaukos in a report released on Wednesday, May 9th. Piper Jaffray analyst M. O’brien now anticipates that the medical instruments supplier will earn $0.02 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.03. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Glaukos’ Q4 2019 earnings at $0.02 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Glaukos Corp (NYSE:GKOS) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray lowered their Q3 2019 EPS estimates for Glaukos in a report released on Wednesday, May 9th. Piper Jaffray analyst M. O’brien now anticipates that the medical instruments supplier will earn $0.02 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.03. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Glaukos’ Q4 2019 earnings at $0.02 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Glaukos Corp (NYSE:GKOS) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray lowered their Q3 2019 EPS estimates for Glaukos in a report released on Wednesday, May 9th. Piper Jaffray analyst M. O’brien now anticipates that the medical instruments supplier will earn $0.02 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.03. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Glaukos’ Q4 2019 earnings at $0.02 EPS.

Best Safest Stocks To Buy For 2018: Trinity Biotech plc(TRIB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Trinity Biotech (NASDAQ: TRIB) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Diagnostic substances” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Trinity Biotech to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.

Best Safest Stocks To Buy For 2018: S&W Seed Company(SANW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

Best Safest Stocks To Buy For 2018: Enbridge Inc(ENB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc. WI lifted its position in Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) (TSE:ENB) by 19.1% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 116,204 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after buying an additional 18,674 shares during the period. Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc. WI’s holdings in Enbridge were worth $3,657,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Texas Yale Capital Corp. reduced its stake in shares of Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) (TSE:ENB) by 7.4% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 46,681 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 3,739 shares during the quarter. Texas Yale Capital Corp.’s holdings in Enbridge were worth $1,469,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    D.B. Root & Company LLC boosted its position in Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) (TSE:ENB) by 56.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 10,823 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after buying an additional 3,889 shares during the quarter. D.B. Root & Company LLC’s holdings in Enbridge were worth $341,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

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

  • [By Todd Campbell, Rich Smith, and Neha Chamaria]

    You won’t always be able to avoid that risk, but taking the time to consider the business behind the high yield before buying may reduce your risk. For instance,Hess Midstream Partners (NYSE:HESM), Signet Jewelers Ltd (NYSE:SIG), and Enbridge, Inc. (NYSE:ENB) are high-yielding stocks that are backed by strong businesses, which could make them worth owning.

Best Safest Stocks To Buy For 2018: Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc.(COLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Depomed is in the middle of a restructuring of its business that includes out-licensing its lead drug, Nucynta. In December, Collegium (NASDAQ:COLL) cut a licensing deal for Nucynta that guarantees Depomed $135 million in annual royalties, paid quarterly in arrears, for four years. If sales exceed$233 million per year, then Collegium Pharmaceutical will also pay Depomed a double-digit royalty on top of the minimum license fee. After four years, Depomed will receive double-digit royalties on all net Nucynta sales.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Collegium Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:COLL) – Piper Jaffray lowered their FY2021 EPS estimates for shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, May 9th. Piper Jaffray analyst D. Amsellem now forecasts that the specialty pharmaceutical company will post earnings per share of $2.06 for the year, down from their previous forecast of $2.32. Piper Jaffray has a “Buy” rating and a $33.00 price target on the stock.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now

It’s time to throw away the silly Wall Street saying, “Sell in May and go away.”

Yes, trading volume tends to dry up as the mercury rises. More people are on vacation, and there usually isn’t as much big corporate news in late spring and summer as there is in the fall.

That’s why some traders say it’s okay to sit things out until November, when consumer companies start prepping for the holidays. You won’t miss much in the summer. You may even avoid a nasty downturn.

September and October are famous for the 1929 crash, 1987’s Black Monday, the market plunge after 9/11 and the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008. But stocks have lately performed well between the fifth and tenth months of the year. If you sold in May and went away over the past few years, you missed out on some big rallies.

The S&P 500 rose nearly 6% from the beginning of last May through the end of October. The blue chip index was up 5% during May through October of 2016 as well.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: S&W Seed Company(SANW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    UnitedHealth Group’s (UNH) $2.8 billion purchase of Chile-based health insurer Empresas Banm茅dica seems to be paying off, giving a boost to the company’s full-year outlook.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Thursday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded up 0.87% at $222.34. The stock’s 52-week range is $156.09 to $231.77. Volume was about a two-thirds less than the daily average of around 3 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Before the opening bell Tuesday, Dow Jones Industrial Average component UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) is expected to report another solid quarter. After all, the company has beat analysts’ earnings estimate for eight straight quarters and revenues in six of those eight.

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    Earnings will once again dominate the early portion of the trading day, with first quarter reports from Dow components in Action Alerts PLUS holding UnitedHealth (UNH) , Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)  , Goldman Sachs (GS) and IBM Corp. (IBM) . 

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Monday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded up 3.19% at $231.43. The stock’s 52-week range is $164.96 to $250.79. Volume was about 20% lower than the daily average of around 4 million shares. The company had no specific news, but is set to report earnings before markets open Tuesday morning.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Xplore Technologies Corp(XPLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN) and Xplore Technologies (NASDAQ:XPLR) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Xplore Technologies (NASDAQ: XPLR) is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer & office equipment” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Xplore Technologies to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: M.D.C. Holdings, Inc.(MDC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    MDC (NYSE:MDC)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by equities research analysts at Raymond James in a report released on Tuesday, MarketBeat reports. They presently have a $39.00 target price on the construction company’s stock, up from their previous target price of $35.00. Raymond James’ target price indicates a potential upside of 26.09% from the company’s current price.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Omnicell Inc.(OMCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Omnicell Technologies (NASDAQ:OMCL) insider Peter J. Kuipers sold 724 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, April 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.00, for a total value of $33,304.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 56,970 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,620,620. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

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

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

good penny stocks: Principal Financial Group Inc(PFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

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

good penny stocks: Paylocity Holding Corporation(PCTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Brian Feroldi]

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

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

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

good penny stocks: MSA Safety Incorporporated(MSA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

good penny stocks: ICON plc(ICLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

good penny stocks: Lannett Co Inc(LCI)

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  • [By Peter Graham]

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

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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

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