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Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) recently authorized a buyback of up to $1 billion in shares over the next 12 months. The buyback, which will be funded with the company’s existing cash, could reduce Baidu’s float by about 1% based on its current market cap of $85 billion.

The decision wasn’t surprising — Baidu significantly boosted its cash flow with its spin-off of iQiyi earlier this year. However, the timing also coincides with Baidu’s potential offering of CDRs (Chinese Depositary Receipts). I’ll explain why these two events could be related.

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What are CDRs?

Many Chinese tech giants, including Baidu and Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), made their public debuts on American exchanges because the approval process was simpler and shorter than the process for Chinese exchanges, which require companies to post several years of profits before going public in the domestic “A-shares” market.

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.(CCRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cross Country Healthcare (NASDAQ: CCRN) and StarTek (NYSE:SRT) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. grew its position in shares of Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCRN) by 4.4% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 765,052 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 32,417 shares during the period. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Cross Country Healthcare were worth $8,606,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about Cross Country Healthcare (NASDAQ:CCRN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing 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. Cross Country Healthcare earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.2837703022102 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: SigmaTron International, Inc.(SGMA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about SigmaTron International (NASDAQ:SGMA) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of 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 positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SigmaTron International earned a coverage optimism score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.5987310031013 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Lantronix, Inc.(LTRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Lantronix (NASDAQ:LTRX) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $3.24 and last traded at $3.20, with a volume of 2090 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $3.21.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Echelon (NASDAQ: ELON) and Lantronix (NASDAQ:LTRX) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lantronix Inc (NASDAQ:LTRX)’s share price reached a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $4.03 and last traded at $3.90, with a volume of 768 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $3.85.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lantronix (NASDAQ:LTRX) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Tucows Inc.(TCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Anders Bylund, and Maxx Chatsko]

    So which stocks fit that mold today? We asked a team of Motley Fool contributors to weigh in, and they called out Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA), NextEra Energy Partners LP (NYSE:NEP), and Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX). 

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Online services veteran Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) reported first-quarter earnings last night, and the mixed results failed to impress investors. The stock fell as much as 9.4% Thursday morning before bouncing back to a smaller 6% drop.

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Sean Williams, and Maxx Chatsko]

    So, which stocks do we think are capable of delivering gains like that for shareholders who buy today? We asked a team of investors to weigh in, and they picked SolarEdge Technologies (NASDAQ:SEDG), Proto Labs (NYSE:PRLB), and Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX).

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Tucows Inc  (NASDAQ:TCX)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 13, 2019, 5:05 p.m. ET

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tintri (NASDAQ: TNTR) and Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.(PANW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Steve Symington]

    As for individual stocks, a spinoff at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (NYSE:HPE) drove a deceiving downward move today, and earnings news from Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) sent shares of the next-gen security specialist higher.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE: PANW) shares short was 4.16 million. The previous level was 4.19 million. Shares traded recently at $212.32, within a 52-week trading range of $135.85 to $239.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW) Director Stanley J. Meresman sold 1,979 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $228.14, for a total transaction of $451,489.06. Following the transaction, the director now owns 3,731 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $851,190.34. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) had its price target boosted by equities research analysts at Rosenblatt Securities to $280.00 in a research note issued on Friday, The Fly reports. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the network technology company’s stock. Rosenblatt Securities’ price target would indicate a potential upside of 23.02% from the stock’s previous close.

Hot Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Guidewire Software, Inc.(GWRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Guidewire Software (NYSE:GWRE) is scheduled to be announcing its earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, September 5th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.54 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Linscomb & Williams Inc. decreased its position in Guidewire Software Inc (NYSE:GWRE) by 17.6% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 3,142 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 673 shares during the period. Linscomb & Williams Inc.’s holdings in Guidewire Software were worth $279,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE)Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallJune 5, 2018, 5:00 p.m. ET

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Verition Fund Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Guidewire Software Inc (NYSE:GWRE) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 2,731 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $221,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Guidewire Software Inc (NYSE:GWRE) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $96.19 and last traded at $94.10, with a volume of 46042 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $95.82.

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Chesapeake Energy (CHK) management announced a $2 billion sale of the Utica Shale operations recently. Mr. Market reacted very coolly to this debt reduction progress. All kinds of wonderful company valuations had been bandied about prior to the latest announcement. Somehow actual sales tend to fall below some very optimistic expectations. Plus now the market will begin to value Chesapeake Energy as a going concern. Therefore growing production and cash flow will be paramount objectives. However, continuing significant sales to pay down debt send both continuing cash flow and remaining production in the wrong direction. Mr. Market appears to be losing patience just when management appears to be finally solving many of the company’s inherited problems from a past chief executive officer.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Entercom Communications Corporation(ETM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Keeley Teton Advisors LLC increased its stake in Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM) by 64.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 202,992 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 79,580 shares during the quarter. Keeley Teton Advisors LLC owned approximately 0.15% of Entercom Communications worth $1,959,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Entercom Communications (NYSE: ETM) is the second-largest operator of radio stations in the United States after merging last fall with CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) Radio.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Entercom Communications (NYSE:ETM) was downgraded by research analysts at Noble Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Wednesday, The Fly reports.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM) Chairman Joseph M. Field bought 200,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 31st. The shares were acquired at an average price of $7.07 per share, for a total transaction of $1,414,000.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chairman now owns 6,577,381 shares in the company, valued at $46,502,083.67. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: ClearOne Communications Inc.(CLRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Akoustis Technologies (NASDAQ: CLRO) and Clearone (NASDAQ:CLRO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fabrinet (NASDAQ: CLRO) and Clearone (NASDAQ:CLRO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Eagle Point Credit Company Inc.(ECC )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of EAGLE POINT Cr/COM (NYSE:ECC) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $21.13.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    EAGLE POINT Cr/COM (NYSE:ECC) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the five analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has issued a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $21.33.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    EAGLE POINT CREDIT COMPANY (NYSE:ECC) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 17, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Corporate Capital Trust (NYSE: CCT) and Eagle Point Credit (NYSE:ECC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Eagle Point Credit Co (NYSE:ECC) insider Daniel M. Spinner purchased 75,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 22nd. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $73,933.00 per share, with a total value of $5,544,975,000.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Warren Resources Inc.(WRES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Northland Securities restated their corporate rating on shares of W Resources (LON:WRES) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

    Shares of LON WRES opened at GBX 0.43 ($0.01) on Wednesday. W Resources has a 52 week low of GBX 0.25 ($0.00) and a 52 week high of GBX 0.72 ($0.01).

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.(BMRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRN) is readying for its commercial launch of Palynziq (pegvaliase) in the United States, for the treatment of phenylketonuria. Shares of BioMarin were trading at $90.56, with a consensus analyst target of $111.14 and a 52-week range of $75.81 to $100.03.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Across the two sets of data, the concern investors had was that factor VIII activity levels following SPK-8001 dosing were lower than levels reported for a competing gene therapy, BioMarin’s (NASDAQ:BMRN) valoctocogene roxaparvovec. In BioMarin’s study, most patients achieved factor VIII expression above 46%, which is close to the 50% expression levels considered normal. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    BioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN) Director Sells $318,750.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) BioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday (americanbankingnews.com) BioMarin Pharmaceutical’s (BMRN) “Outperform” Rating Reiterated at BMO Capital Markets (americanbankingnews.com) Three healthcare stocks driving the gene therapy momentum (ca.finance.yahoo.com) 4 Red-Hot Biotech Stocks to Buy Before Earnings (247wallst.com)

    Shares of BioMarin Pharmaceutical stock traded down $1.32 on Friday, hitting $82.30. 2,278,721 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,207,934. BioMarin Pharmaceutical has a one year low of $75.81 and a one year high of $100.51. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a current ratio of 2.70 and a quick ratio of 2.12. The firm has a market cap of $14,490.73, a price-to-earnings ratio of -122.84 and a beta of 1.69.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Millennium Management LLC grew its stake in BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ:BMRN) by 1.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 645,400 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 10,536 shares during the quarter. Millennium Management LLC’s holdings in BioMarin Pharmaceutical were worth $52,323,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    A Genentech alumnus, Conner was previously vice president of clinical science at Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ:RARE), a biotech that has successfully developed therapies for rare and ultrarare diseases. Prior to that, he was senior medical director at BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ:BMRN), another biotech company that’s successfully developed drugs for rare diseases.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: SigmaTron International, Inc.(SGMA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about SigmaTron International (NASDAQ:SGMA) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of 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 positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SigmaTron International earned a coverage optimism score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.5987310031013 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Compass Minerals Intl Inc(CMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) is often listed as a miner, but the salt and fertilizer it produces are a bit different than what most investors think of when they hear the word “miner.” That makes Compass something of an odd duck and results in it being off of most investors’ radar screens. A tough 2017 is another net negative. That’s a shame, since it currently sports a yield of more than 4.4%, and the business outlook is improving. Here’s what investors are missing out on with this high-yield stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Compcoin (CURRENCY:CMP) traded flat against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 11:00 AM E.T. on October 13th. During the last seven days, Compcoin has traded up 12.6% against the US dollar. One Compcoin coin can currently be purchased for approximately $12.20 or 0.00130307 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. Compcoin has a total market cap of $0.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Compcoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rhumbline Advisers boosted its stake in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) by 1.6% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 61,295 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 991 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.18% of Compass Minerals International worth $4,030,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $74.33.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: icad inc.(ICAD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    iCAD (NASDAQ:ICAD) announced its earnings results on Tuesday. The technology company reported ($0.06) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.12) by $0.06, Bloomberg Earnings reports. iCAD had a negative net margin of 61.83% and a negative return on equity of 59.65%.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Flushing Financial Corporation(FFIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Flushing Financial (NASDAQ:FFIC) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

    Fly Leasing (NYSE:FLY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $17.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Fly Leasing Limited, formerly known as Babcock & Brown Air Limited, is engaged in acquiring and leasing modern, high-demand and fuel-efficient commercial jet aircraft under long-term contracts to a diverse group of airlines throughout the world. The Company’s strategy is to effectively manage its fleet and grow its portfolio through accretive acquisitions of aircraft. FLY Leasing is managed and serviced by BBAM L.P., an aircraft leasing company. BBAM acts as manager of FLY Leasing and servicer of the aircraft portfolio under multi-year management and servicing agreements. In addition to arranging for the leasing of the fleet, BBAM assists in the acquiring and disposing of aircraft, marketeering aircraft for lease and release, collecting rents and other payments from the lessees of aircraft, monitoring maintenance, insurance and other obligations under leases, and enforcing FLY Leasing’s rights against lessees. BBAM is an independent company. FLY Leasing Limited is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. “

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Flushing Financial (NASDAQ:FFIC) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Flushing Financial (NASDAQ:FFIC) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report released on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Flushing Financial (NASDAQ:FFIC) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note published on Saturday.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Total Return Strategy Fund(JTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN decreased its holdings in Nuveen Tax Advantaged Total Re (NYSE:JTA) by 48.2% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 10,813 shares of the investment management company’s stock after selling 10,055 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned approximately 0.08% of Nuveen Tax Advantaged Total Re worth $150,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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

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

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

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

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

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Tyco International Ltd.(Switzerland)

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Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SigmaTron International, Inc.(SGMA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about SigmaTron International (NASDAQ:SGMA) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of 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 positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SigmaTron International earned a coverage optimism score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.5987310031013 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (TUSK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mammoth Energy Services Inc (NASDAQ:TUSK) – Analysts at Jefferies Financial Group upped their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Mammoth Energy Services in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, July 10th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst E. Royes now expects that the energy company will post earnings per share of $1.62 for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $1.40. Jefferies Financial Group currently has a “Hold” rating and a $30.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Mammoth Energy Services’ Q4 2018 earnings at $1.58 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $6.15 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $4.85 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $4.60 EPS.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: TUSK) shares shot up 19 percent to $37.06. Mammoth Energy’s subsidiary Cobra signed a new $900 million contract to finish the restoration of critical electrical services and support the initial phase of reconstruction of the electrical utility system in Puerto Rico.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Mammoth Energy Services (NASDAQ:TUSK) hit a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $35.94 and last traded at $34.62, with a volume of 20978 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $34.58.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: M&T Bank Corporation(MTB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    FB Financial (NYSE: FBK) and M&T Bank (NYSE:MTB) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and dividends.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    M&T Bank Co. (NYSE:MTB) insider Robert J. Bojdak sold 1,570 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $177.93, for a total value of $279,350.10. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 20,501 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,647,742.93. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    M&T Bank (NYSE: MTB) and S.Y. Bancorp (NASDAQ:SYBT) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    IFM Investors Pty Ltd grew its stake in shares of M&T Bank (NYSE:MTB) by 9.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 4,289 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 383 shares during the period. IFM Investors Pty Ltd’s holdings in M&T Bank were worth $791,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Coho Partners Ltd. raised its holdings in shares of M&T Bank (NYSE:MTB) by 24.1% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 1,744 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 339 shares during the quarter. Coho Partners Ltd.’s holdings in M&T Bank were worth $322,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: National Oilwell Varco, Inc.(NOV)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The price of Bitcoin faced more pressure over the weekend. The downturn came on news that several major banks have banned the purchasing of Bitcoin with credit cards. Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), and Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) have all banned cryptocurrency purchases since Friday. This means that the top five credit card issuers have now halted the practice. Bitcoin sat at $7,773 this morning.
    Janet Yellen is officially out of the Federal Reserve and will be heading to the Brookings Institution. Today, Jerome Powell will begin his first term at the helm of the U.S. central bank. Powell takes over at an interesting time for the U.S. economy. The central bank is expected to raise interest rates three times in 2017. In addition, Powell must manage a $4.5 trillion balance sheet that the Fed built up in the wake of last decade’s financial crisis.
    Gold prices saw a slight gain in pre-market hours. But those gains could surge as markets continue to face questions about inflation and a weaker U.S. dollar. Gold prices saw one of their biggest one-day declines in two months on Friday. Investors are looking at this as a solid entry point given price expectations from Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth. Peter expects that gold prices will reach $1,400 by the end of June and rise to as high as $1,500 by December.
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    Crude oil prices slid in pre-market hours to a one-month low. TheWTI crude oil price todayfell 0.6%. Brent crude dropped 1.1%. Markets are growing increasingly fearful that rising U.S. production could spur an oversupply of the markets.
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    Shares of Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) are off more than 8% this morning because the Fed has forced new sanctions on the bank that will limit its growth. The Fed’s consent order will see the bank change four members of its board of directors and

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    After steadily improving for several quarters, National Oilwell Varco’s (NYSE:NOV) recovery hit a speedbump in the first quarter of 2018. Revenue declined 9% from the previous quarter and missed its forecast due to several issues. However, one thing the company’s management team made clear on the accompanying conference call was that while the quarter was a disappointment, they’re increasingly optimistic about what they see ahead.

  • [By The Ticker Tape]

    TD Ameritrade clients appeared to take some profits in multiple names during the period. Oil companies were popular sells with ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), BP  PLC (ADR) (NYSE: BP), National-Oilwell Varco Inc. (NYSE: NOV), and Transocean LTD (NYSE: RIG) all net sold. Oil prices traded near three-year highs on higher global demand and possible OPEC-led production cuts. COP and BP both traded at multi-year highs, while NOV and RIG reached 52-week highs, enticing clients to take profits in all four names. Alcoa Corp. (NYSE: AA) traded at levels not seen since before the financial crisis following proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum, and was net sold. For the third month in a row, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) was net sold after CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress regarding the misuse of user data and a beat on earnings.

  • [By Jason Hall, Tyler Crowe, and John Bromels]

    According to three Motley Fool contributors, there are still ample opportunities to profit in the oil and gas segment as some left-behind subsectors start to catch up to the higher price trend. Three in particular that are well-positioned going forward areTransocean LTD(NYSE:RIG),National-Oilwell Varco, Inc.(NYSE:NOV), andDevon Energy Corp(NYSE:DVN).

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: National Steel Corporation(SID)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (NYSE:SID)’s share price hit a new 52-week low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $1.95 and last traded at $1.99, with a volume of 131251 shares. The stock had previously closed at $2.02.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Brazilian steelmaker Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (NYSE:SID) stock lost 20% of its value in last month’s sell-off, hurt by a shareholder dispute with management and (probably) continued generally negative sentiment regarding South American stocks. This morning, however, shares of CSN are turning around, and trading up 13% as of 12:30 p.m. EDT.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday began the week on a solid note for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average posting another triple-digit gain as the Nasdaq Compositeclosed at a record high. Despite ongoing nervousness regarding trade, most investors remain convinced that the strong U.S. economy will be able to lead the way forward, pointing to Friday’s employment report as the latest evidence of sustainable momentum. Good news regarding a host of companies both in the U.S. and abroad also helped buoy the market’s mood. Fossil Group (NASDAQ:FOSL), Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (NYSE:SID), and Immunomedics (NASDAQ:IMMU) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

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The Dow fell 0.45 percent to 17,424.07, while the NASDAQ composite index declined 0.17 percent to 4,760.98. The broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index dropped 0.53 percent to 2,025.92.

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Investment Brokerage – Regional: This industry slipped 2.5 percent by 11:00 am. The worst stock within the industry was Stifel Financial Corp (NYSE: SF), which fell 2.6 percent. Stifel Financial shares have dipped 47.30 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has dropped 0.95 percent in the same period.

Foreign Regional Banks: This industry declined 2 percent by 11:00 am with Bancolombia SA (ADR) (NYSE: CIB) moving down 3.7 percent. Bancolombia’s PEG ratio is 4.51.

Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Square, Inc.(SQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Square Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is known as a payment processing service for small-to-medium business operations. In November, Square announced that it was letting a small amount of its Cash app users buy and sell bitcoin on its platform. While this is only took place in November, Square is up about 160% year to date with a heavy correlation to bitcoin. There is still much speculation about how bitcoin could integrate with Squares platform. Shares of Square were trading down 3% at $34.75, with a 52-week range of $13.53 to $49.56 and a consensus price target of $40.00.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment of the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill asks senior Fool analysts Jason Moser, David Kretzmann, and Jeff Fischer to tell us about the companies they have their eyes on this week and why: car parts purveyor and repair shop operator AutoZone(NYSE:AZO), digital payments player Square(NYSE:SQ), and customer service software company Zendesk(NYSE:ZEN).

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Payment-processing and financial technology company Square (NYSE:SQ) announced that it has agreed to buy Weebly, a website-building service, for $365 million in a cash and stock deal. This could help Square accelerate its growth in two key ways — e-commerce sales volume and international expansion.

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    Amazon began offering to pass along discounts it scores on credit card fees to retailers if they use its digital payments services, Bloomberg reported on May 2. The news sent shares of mobile payments leaders PayPal (PYPL) and Square (SQ) sharply lower on the session. Visa (V) also came under pressure. 

  • [By Jeremy Bowman, Leo Sun, and Steve Symington]

    Still, investors looking to make huge gains, as many had hoped to do from cryptocurrency, can find plenty of opportunity in stocks, some of which are even connected to cryptocurrencies. Here’s why our contributors recommend Square (NYSE:SQ), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), and JD.com (NASDAQ:JD).

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    The stock market has been a bit volatile this year, but there are some sectors that are still experiencing significant share price gains. For example, the Nasdaq 100 Technology Sectoris up about 22% over the past 12 months.Those gains are pretty impressive, but a handful of tech stocks, including Square (NYSE:SQ) and Netflix(NASDAQ:NFLX), have seen their share price jump about five times as much.

Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Allied Motion Technologies, Inc.(AMOT)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Stepan Company(SCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL) were down 14 percent to $76.53 as the company posted downbeat Q1 results.

    Epizyme, Inc. (NASDAQ: EPZM) was down, falling around 14 percent to $13.125. Epizyme announced Monday after the close that the FDA issued a partial clinical hold on the U.S. enrollment of new patients in tazemetostat clinical trials.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Stepan (NYSE: SCL) and Unilever (NYSE:UN) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

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    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
    PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to

Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: SigmaTron International, Inc.(SGMA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about SigmaTron International (NASDAQ:SGMA) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of 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 positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SigmaTron International earned a coverage optimism score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.5987310031013 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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The U.S. investment space has been fraught with uncertainties of late. The healthcare industry, in particular, has been facing multiple issues, with the Obamacare-repeal saga dominating the headlines. However, President Trump’s proposed policies to abolish the infamous 2.3% medical device sales tax, a key part of the Affordable Care Act, have kindled hope in the MedTech space. Notably, this tax has been suspended for two years and is supposed to be put into effect again on Jan 1, 2018.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.(AEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Piper Jaffray recently released its 35th semiannual “Taking Stock with Teens” survey of 6,000 teen shoppers across the U.S. In the clothing category, teens favored five brands:Nike (NYSE:NKE), American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO), Adidas (NASDAQOTH:ADDYY), Forever 21, and Urban Outfitters.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    In the fall 2017 survey, Hollister was listed as the fifth favorite brand for upper income teens. But in the spring 2018 survey, Hollister had dropped off the list — which was led by Nike (NYSE:NKE), American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO), and Adidas, in that order.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Over time, several of these secondary brands have become core growth drivers for their parent companies, offsetting the weaker results of the rest of the business. Let’s look at three rising stars that fit that description — American Eagles’ (NYSE:AEO) Aerie, Abercrombie & Fitch’s (NYSE:ANF) Hollister, and Gap’s (NYSE:GPS) Athleta.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.(ENT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Retail stocks are in focus after the U.S. Census Bureau released monthly sales figures before the bell Tuesday. The bureau said that retail sales increased by 0.3% in April, a figure that matched trade expectations. Markets had expected consumer spending to increase, however home improvement sales were not the major factor that most expected. This was evident from The Home Depot’s earnings report. Markets are increasingly optimistic over U.S. trade negotiations with China. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s No. 1 economic advisor will visit the United States this week to continue the nation’s dialogue with America. In addition, roughly 100 companies and trade associations will be sounding off to the Trump administration about the potential impact of tariffs in the Chinese markets.
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    Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is in focus thanks to tax policy in Seattle. On Monday, the Seattle’s City Council passed a bill that will tax Amazon and 131 other companies $275 per employee each year in order to create a fund to address homelessness in the Seattle. The tax is half what was originally proposed and remains a contentious issue for Amazon, which is the city’s biggest employer. Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS) is sounding the alarm about the state of the markets. The company warned that the U.S. budget deficit is increasing while America’s unemployment rate is falling. This hasn’t occurred since the World War II. The bank believes that the combination of the two could cause the Fed to spike interest rates in the near future. This comes at a time when the Fed has already lost control of interest rates. Look for additional earnings reports from Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE: EXP), Bitauto Holding Ltd.(Nasdaq: BITA), Virtusa Corp. (Nasdaq: VRTU), Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.(Nasdaq: ENT), and Kamada Ltd. (Nasdaq: KMDA).

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Top 5 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: CarMax Inc(KMX)

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    Winners will collect specialized data, and their customers will understand why they are providing data. Among the companies that are already doing this is CarMax (NYSE: KMX).

  • [By Andy Pai]

    CarMax, Inc (NYSE: KMX) is the second most undervalued stock in the portfolio. The company's blended upside of 17.8 percent is very intriguing.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    CarMax Inc. (NYSE: KMX) is set to release its most recent quarterly results first thing on Wednesday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.88 in EPS and $4.21 billion in revenue for the fiscal fourth quarter. Shares traded on Thursdays close at $61.94. The consensus price target is $77.71, and the 52-week range is $54.29 to $77.64.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    CarMax (NYSE:KMX) recently posted quarterly earnings results that were marked by a slowdown in sales growth. The used-car retailer endured a painful drop in customer traffic, which led sales to inch higher by less than 1% despite an aggressive expansion in its store base.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: SigmaTron International, Inc.(SGMA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about SigmaTron International (NASDAQ:SGMA) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of 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 positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SigmaTron International earned a coverage optimism score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.5987310031013 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: EPAM Systems, Inc.(EPAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Constant advances in technology require companies of all sizes to make efforts to keep up and take maximum advantage of new capabilities before competitors do. That puts companies like EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM) in a great position, because the resulting demand for IT services is constant and growing. EPAM did a good job of fulfilling its potential for strong growth in 2017, and the IT services specialist has high hopes that 2018 will bring even more gains.