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Top 5 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019

JM Financial’s research report on Bharat Forge

In 4QFY18, Bharat Forge (BHFC) reported its fourth successive quarter of 30%+ YoY growth in standalone revenue, driven by robust CV sales in India and the US. Domestic business is likely to witness continued momentum going forward, driven by up-swing in CV cycle, while the domestic industrials segment will remain on a healthy footing.

Outlook

While revenue momentum has been strong since the past few quarters driven by strong exports growth, the stock is currently trading at 31 xFY1 9 e EPS and has adequately priced in potential earnings upside. Maintain HOLD with a revised TP of INR 730 (27 x FY 20 e EPS) as we roll forward.

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Top 5 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: Special Opportunities Fund Inc.(SPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: Virtus Investment Partners Inc.(VRTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Virtus Investment Partners Inc  (NASDAQ:VRTS)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 01, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ:VRTS) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Tuesday morning.

    A number of other research firms also recently commented on VRTS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $147.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Sandler O’Neill restated a hold rating and set a $142.00 price objective on shares of Virtus Investment Partners in a report on Thursday, March 15th. TheStreet downgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a b rating to a c+ rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $136.00 to $135.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. Finally, Barclays lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $140.00 to $130.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Monday, April 23rd. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Virtus Investment Partners presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $138.13.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. grew its holdings in Virtus Investment Partners Inc (NASDAQ:VRTS) by 12.9% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,490 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,082 shares during the period. BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. owned about 0.13% of Virtus Investment Partners worth $1,175,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: Northfield Bancorp Inc.(NFBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Northfield Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:NFBK) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have issued a hold rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $17.25.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Northfield Bancorp (NASDAQ:NFBK) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Monday.

    A number of other equities research analysts have also issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Northfield Bancorp from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, August 10th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a neutral rating on shares of Northfield Bancorp in a report on Thursday, August 9th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Northfield Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Friday, July 6th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $17.75.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Northfield Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:NFBK) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the six analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and three have assigned a hold recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $16.50.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust(PMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: Central Federal Corporation(CFBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 5 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now

By Jennifer Nelson, Next Avenue Contributor 

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

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

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

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

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

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

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

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019

MAS Financial Services, the Gujarat-based non-banking finance company (NBFC), reported a solid Q1 FY19 and showed no incremental deterioration in earnings quality under the new IndAs accounting standard from Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) earlier.

The management continues to grow the business with caution and healthy asset quality remains the key focus. The stock has stagnated in recent times and trades at 3.8 times FY20e book. While a multiple re-rating looks unlikely, investors should look at this stock for steady earnings trajectory in the mid-20s.

What makes MAS a niche player?

At present, the company operates across six states and Delhi, although majority of its branches are in economically vibrant states of Gujarat and Maharashtra. The business primarily focuses on loans to small businesses and individuals. There are four product categories: micro enterprise loans (MEL), small & medium enterprise (SME), two wheeler and commercial vehicle (CV). The company also has a housing finance subsidiary catering to affordable housing.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: Petroleum Resources Corporation(PEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Adams Natural Resources Fund (NYSE:PEO) has trended somewhat negative recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Adams Natural Resources Fund earned a coverage optimism score of -0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.0521373671292 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: Special Opportunities Fund Inc.(SPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: New Century Bancorp Inc.(NC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: Home Federal Bancorp Inc.(HOME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Jefferies Financial Group Inc began coverage on shares of At Home Group (NYSE:HOME). They issued a buy rating and a $45.00 target price on the stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    At Home Group Inc. (NYSE:HOME) Q2 2019 Earnings Conference CallAug. 29, 2018 4:30 p.m. ET

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

    Operator 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: BofI Holding Inc.(BOFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    Bank of Internet (BOFI) : “I would hold that. I do like the major banks more right here.”

    Melco Resorts (MLCO) : “No, no, I like MGM Resorts (MGM) .”

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Those who invest in individual stocks like it when things are a little more interesting. When you look at that same decade, a few stand-out stocks have delivered life-changing returns. In particular, Lending Tree (NASDAQ:TREE), BofI Holding (NASDAQ:BOFI), and National Beverage (NASDAQ:FIZZ) have all helped investors turn initial $1,000 investments into holdings worth $21,000 or more since 2008. How did they do it? Read on to find out.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: Aon Corporation(AON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BB&T Securities LLC raised its holdings in Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) by 6.2% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 23,068 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,352 shares during the period. BB&T Securities LLC’s holdings in AON were worth $3,237,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lessened its stake in Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) by 2.7% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 46,895 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,313 shares during the quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank’s holdings in AON were worth $6,433,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    CorVel (NASDAQ: CRVL) and AON (NYSE:AON) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    AON (NYSE:AON) had its price target hoisted by Citigroup from $160.00 to $165.00 in a report issued on Tuesday morning. They currently have a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: PS Business Parks Inc.(PSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PS Business Parks (NYSE: PSB) and Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance (NYSE:ARI) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: Financial Institutions Inc.(FISI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

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

    Contents:
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  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: Magyar Bancorp Inc.(MGYR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Magyar Bancorp (NASDAQ:MGYR) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Magyar Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 48.0770691063571 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) released its second-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Friday. The company said that it had $0.98 in earnings per share (EPS) and $21.6 billion in revenue, while consensus estimates had called for $1.12 in EPS on revenue of $21.68 billion. The same period of last year reportedly had EPS of $1.08 and $22.17 billion in revenue.

  • [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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    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 Frankel, CFP®]

    He sold about $260 million worth of Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC). Don’t make the mistake of reading into that too much. Buffett did not sell Wells Fargo because he has any issue with a business. This is another issue where he wants to maintain a stake under 10% to be regulatory compliant. Berkshire owns about 9.3% of Wells Fargo right now. Buffett also owns some shares in his personal portfolio. To remain under the 10% threshold as Wells Fargo buys back some of its own stock, Buffett needs to sell some of Berkshire’s shares to keep his stake proportionally low. This is a very small amount. Even though it says it’s $260 million, it’s less than 1% of Berkshire’s Wells Fargo holdings. 

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) was hit by another scandal. According to The Wall Street Journal:

    Some employees in a Wells Fargo & Co. unit that handles business banking improperly altered information on documents related to corporate customers, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    To illustrate some of these points, as well as some other reasons Buffett and the rest of Berkshire’s team may be inclined to sell stocks, here are a few examples from the company’s history:

    IBM (NYSE:IBM): Berkshire had been gradually unloading its IBM stake for some time, and Buffett confirmed that the last of the shares were sold during the first quarter of 2018. In a nutshell, Buffett says he misjudged IBM’s competitive challenges, and as a result, it has revalued the stock lower. This is a prime example of the concept of “when your original thesis no longer applies, get out.” Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC): Berkshire has sold some of its Wells Fargo stock in recent quarters, and you might assume it has something to do with the bank’s infamous “fake accounts” scandal. But you’d be wrong. Buffett has said several times that he intends to stick with Wells Fargo, but regulatory rules prevent him from owning more than 10% of the bank’s shares. The recent sales were solely to remain under that threshold. Freddie Mac (NASDAQOTH:FMCC): Many newer Berkshire investors are surprised to hear that Buffett was ever a fan of mortgage giant Freddie Mac, but Berkshire owned 9% of the company’s shares in the late 1990s. Berkshire made lots of money on the investment, but Buffett started to see troubling signs — specifically, the company was taking on far too much risk to keep its earnings growing at a double-digit rate. Buffett ended up selling all of Berkshire’s Freddie Mac shares by 2000, and we all know what happened during the mortgage meltdown — there’s a reason Freddie Mac is a penny stock today. ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM): Until late 2014, Berkshire was one of ExxonMobil’s largest shareholders. However, Buffett realized that oil prices weren’t likely to stay as high as he originally thought, so Berkshire’s entire stake was abruptly sold. Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS): Warren Buffett’s preferred uses for Berkshire Hathaway’s capital are to acquire entire businesses and buy common

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Adams Natural Resources Fund (NYSE:PEO) has trended somewhat negative recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Adams Natural Resources Fund earned a coverage optimism score of -0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.0521373671292 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

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

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

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

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

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

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ICICI Securities

ICICI Securities initiated coverage on Avanti Feeds for the first time with a buy rating and a target price of Rs 1,901. The company is a market leader in shrimp feed and a growing player in shrimp exports.

Avanti benefits from 1) numerous moats such as strong brands, established distribution, multiple manufacturing units and sub-segmentation strategy; and 2) relationship with global sea food major, Thai Union.

ICICI Securities expect India’s shrimp exports (value) to grow in mid-teens and Avanti to be a major beneficiary of this trend. With strong financials, the domestic brokerage firm expects Avanti’s earnings growth to resume in FY20E after a decline in FY19E due to lower margins.

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Hot Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: Aon Corporation(AON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    State of Wisconsin Investment Board decreased its holdings in shares of Aon (NYSE:AON) by 9.2% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 384,127 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 38,942 shares during the quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board’s holdings in AON were worth $53,905,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lessened its stake in Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) by 2.7% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 46,895 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,313 shares during the quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank’s holdings in AON were worth $6,433,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    CorVel (NASDAQ: CRVL) and AON (NYSE:AON) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BB&T Securities LLC raised its holdings in Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) by 6.2% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 23,068 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,352 shares during the period. BB&T Securities LLC’s holdings in AON were worth $3,237,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    North Star Investment Management Corp. decreased its position in Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) by 17.9% during the 3rd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 2,515 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 550 shares during the period. North Star Investment Management Corp.’s holdings in AON were worth $387,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Hot Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: Northfield Bancorp Inc.(NFBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Hot Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: Special Opportunities Fund Inc.(SPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Hot Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce(CM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.38 per share on revenue of $16.50 billion.
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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sigma Planning Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) (TSE:CM) by 12.6% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 7,383 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 826 shares during the period. Sigma Planning Corp’s holdings in Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce were worth $642,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced its stake in shares of Tutor Perini Corp (NYSE:TPC) by 7.2% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 258,952 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 20,145 shares during the quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s holdings in Tutor Perini were worth $5,710,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Tutor Perini by 0.6% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,521,192 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $55,594,000 after purchasing an additional 13,943 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Tutor Perini by 0.7% during the 1st quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 905,959 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $19,977,000 after purchasing an additional 6,517 shares during the last quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP boosted its holdings in shares of Tutor Perini by 16.0% during the 1st quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP now owns 63,835 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $1,408,000 after purchasing an additional 8,785 shares during the last quarter. Towle & Co. boosted its holdings in shares of Tutor Perini by 2.3% during the 1st quarter. Towle & Co. now owns 956,570 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $21,092,000 after purchasing an additional 21,670 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Afam Capital Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Tutor Perini by 3.5% during the 1st quarter. Afam Capital Inc. now owns 178,930 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $3,945,000 after purchasing an additional 6,112 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 90.21% of the company’s stock.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: First Capital Bancorp Inc.(VA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Peter Graham]

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

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Stratus Properties Inc.(STRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation(IPCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B (NYSE: BRK.B) and Infinity Property and Casualty (NASDAQ:IPCC) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Infinity Property and Casualty (NASDAQ:IPCC) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Saturday morning.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: 1st Source Corporation(SRCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    1st Source Co. (NASDAQ:SRCE) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $55.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on 1st Source (SRCE)

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    Currently, I like People’s Utah Bancorp (Nasdaq: PUB), 1st Source Corporation (Nasdaq: SRCE), and East West Bancorp (Nasdaq: EWBC) as stocks likely to benefit in the small/regional sector.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Argo Group International Holdings Ltd.(AGII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Special Opportunities Fund Inc.(SPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Northfield Bancorp Inc.(NFBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northfield Bancorp (NASDAQ: NFBK) and 1st Constitution Bancorp (NASDAQ:FCCY) 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, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Northfield Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:NFBK) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation and six have assigned a hold recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $17.50.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $47.87 and last traded at $47.95, with a volume of 2050 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $47.30.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce(CM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) (TSE:CM) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 23rd, Zacks reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 28th will be paid a dividend of 1.036 per share by the bank on Friday, July 27th. This represents a $4.14 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.63%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 27th.

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    The Euro has plunged to its lowest point against the U.S. dollar in 2018 thanks to political problems in Europe. The breakdown of power in Italy has raised new concerns about the nations ability to repay its debts, as the spread between German and Italian bonds has widened. Market instability has also spread to Spain where the nations parliament is preparing to vote on whether to oust Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and his party. Oil prices slid one news that OPEC and Russia will consider hikes in production during a meeting in Vienna, Austria on June 22nd. The news accompanied reports that U.S. production is expected to rise throughout the summer. The price of WTI oil sat at $67.20 per barrel. The Brent crude oil price recovered this morning, adding 1% to hit $76.12. Canadian banks are under pressure this morning over a major breach by cyber criminals. The Bank of Montreal (NYSE: BMO) and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE: CM) the two largest banking institutions in the country announced that roughly 90,000 customers data may have been stolen. This would be the first major cybersecurity event to happen in Canada involving financial firms.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: CRM, SBUX, MOMO
    com (NYSE: CRM) will lead a busy day of earnings reports on Wall Street. The cloud computing giant is set to report fiscal first quarter 2019 numbers after the bell on Tuesday. The average analyst projection calls for a 46% jump in EPS of $0.46 on top of a 23% gain in revenue to $2.94 billion. Starbucks Corporation (Nasdaq: SBUX) will temporarily close about 8,000 locations on Tuesday to train roughly 175,000 employees on racial bias. The training sessions were

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSE: CM) recently:

    6/6/2018 – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a C$130.00 price target on the stock, up previously from C$125.00. 5/24/2018 – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce was downgraded by analysts at National Bank Financial from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating. They now have a C$124.00 price target on the stock, down previously from C$136.00. 5/24/2018 – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce had its price target lowered by analysts at Scotiabank from C$131.00 to C$127.00. They now have a “sector perform” rating on the stock. 5/24/2018 – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce had its price target lowered by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from C$141.00 to C$135.00. They now have a “sector perform” rating on the stock. 5/24/2018 – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce was given a new C$140.00 price target on by analysts at Eight Capital. 5/24/2018 – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce had its price target raised by analysts at Barclays PLC from C$133.00 to C$138.00.

    CM traded up C$0.59 on Wednesday, reaching C$115.86. 987,570 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,290,708. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce has a fifty-two week low of C$103.84 and a fifty-two week high of C$124.37.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Topdanmark A/S (TOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TopCoin (CURRENCY:TOP) traded down 15.4% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 7:00 AM E.T. on June 21st. During the last seven days, TopCoin has traded up 4% against the dollar. TopCoin has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $123.00 worth of TopCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. One TopCoin coin can currently be bought for about $0.0010 or 0.00000015 BTC on popular exchanges.

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019

It was big newswhen outstanding student loan debt surpassed credit card debt and then later exceeded $1 trillion for the first time. That shocking statistickeeps climbing, with no sign of slowing down: Americans now have more than $1.4 trillion in unpaid education debt, according to the Federal Reserve.

Meanwhile, college-bound kids and their families try to avoid going into debt by heeding advice like save more, apply for scholarships or go to a cheaper school. Of course, none of those address the majorissue of rising costs that have far outpaced wage growth.

Its smart to avoid student loan debt if you can, because those loans affect your creditand your financial future. (You can see how much by checking your free credit scores on Credit.com.) However, strategically choosing a school isnt quite asstraightforward as comparing tuition and fees.

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Maiden Hldgs Ltd(MHLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Horace Mann Educators (NYSE: HMN) and Maiden (NASDAQ:MHLD) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Netshoes (Cayman) Limited (NASDAQ: NETS) shares dipped 43.73 percent to close at $2.87 on Tuesday as the company posted downbeat Q1 results.
    Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KOOL) shares dropped 29.01 percent to close at $0.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares fell 22.2 percent to close at $0.340 after reporting Q1 miss.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) fell 19.95 percent to close at $12.08 after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) fell 19.68 percent to close at $3.775 after reporting earnings were down year over year. First quarter earnings came in flat, down from 4 cents per share in the same quarter of last year. Sales came in at $3.01 million.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) dropped 18.47 percent to close at $9.62 on Tuesday after surging 77.44 percent on Monday.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) declined 16.21 percent to close at $2.43. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to release quarterly earnings today.
    ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALJJ) shares fell 16.13 percent to close at $1.79.
    Switch Inc (NYSE: SWCH) shares dropped 14.93 percent to close at $13.16 following a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Restoration Robotics Inc (NASDAQ: HAIR) fell 14.42 percent to close at $3.68 after reporting a first-quarter earnings miss.
    iCAD, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICAD) declined 13.01 percent to close at $3.41 following Q1 results.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) fell 12.44 percent to close at $1.97.
    Histogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HSGX) declined 12.24 percent to close at $2.15.
    AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ) fell 12.1 percent to close at $39.60 following Q3 earnings.
    Hallador Energy Company (NASDAQ: HNRG) fell 11.1 percent to close at $6.49.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) dropped 10.66 percent to close at $16.93 on Tuesday.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) slipp

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Maiden (NASDAQ: MHLD) and Mercury General (NYSE:MCY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MHLD) by 1.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 7,015,640 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 132,547 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned 0.08% of Maiden worth $45,602,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Brookline Bancorp Inc.(BRKL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKL) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray upped their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Brookline Bancorp in a research report issued on Thursday, May 3rd. Piper Jaffray analyst M. Breese now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $0.28 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.27. Piper Jaffray has a “Hold” rating and a $16.50 price objective on the stock. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Brookline Bancorp’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.29 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.08 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.29 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.30 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.18 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub upgraded Brookline Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday. ValuEngine upgraded Brookline Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Brookline Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, May 16th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $17.17.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ: BRKL) and People's United Financial (NASDAQ:PBCT) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Special Opportunities Fund Inc.(SPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Timberland Bancorp Inc.(TSBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Magyar Bancorp Inc.(MGYR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Magyar Bancorp (NASDAQ:MGYR) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Magyar Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 48.0770691063571 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Digital Realty Trust Inc.(DLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    With that in mind, here’s why Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR), Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B), and Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) could be excellent additions to your portfolio, as well as those of your children and grandchildren, for decades to come.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    When you think “tech stocks,” you generally don’t think about real estate investment trusts, or REITs, but Digital Realty Trust(NYSE:DLR) certainly fits into both categories. The data center REIT’s growth story could just be getting started if we continue to become more and more connected as a society.

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News headlines about GRUPO TELEVISA/S (NYSE:TV) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. GRUPO TELEVISA/S earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 45.4868372216414 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

TV has been the topic of several research analyst reports. ValuEngine cut shares of GRUPO TELEVISA/S from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Scotiabank raised shares of GRUPO TELEVISA/S from an “underperform” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 22nd. Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on shares of GRUPO TELEVISA/S in a research note on Tuesday, April 3rd. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. Finally, UBS cut shares of GRUPO TELEVISA/S from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, April 9th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $26.00.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.(SFE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Safestyle UK (LON:SFE) had its price target hoisted by Liberum Capital from GBX 50 ($0.67) to GBX 60 ($0.81) in a research report released on Tuesday. Liberum Capital currently has a hold rating on the stock.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    SafeCoin (CURRENCY:SFE) traded 6.5% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 15:00 PM Eastern on June 26th. Over the last seven days, SafeCoin has traded up 19% against the U.S. dollar. SafeCoin has a total market cap of $0.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of SafeCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. One SafeCoin coin can now be purchased for about $0.0001 or 0.00000001 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    THL Credit (NASDAQ: TCRD) and Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ares Capital (NASDAQ: ARCC) and Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cara Therapeutics, Inc.(CARA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cara Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:CARA) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the seventeen analysts that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, ten 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 covered the stock in the last year is $24.96.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Cara Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:CARA) stock soared 16.2% as of 11 a.m. EDT on Wednesday. Shares of the biotech were up as much as 35% earlier in the day.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA) rose 18.2 percent to $13.71 in pre-market trading. Cara Therapeutics and Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma entered into ex-U.S. licensing agreement to commercialize KORSUVA™ injection in dialysis patients with pruritus.
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares rose 10.6 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after surging 12.43 percent on Tuesday.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) rose 10.5 percent to $2.37 in pre-market trading after dropping 10.04 percent on Tuesday.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.3 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading after falling 16.03 percent on Tuesday.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) rose 7.8 percent to $110.25 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares rose 7.1 percent to $2.13 in pre-market trading. after climbing 12.43 percent on Tuesday.
    Clementia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CMTA) rose 5.9 percent to $20.01 in pre-market trading after reporting positive Phase 2 Part B data showing treatment with palovarotene significantly reduces new bone growth in patients with FOP.
    Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA) rose 3.5 percent to $18.44 in pre-market trading.
    Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) shares rose 3.5 percent to $2.95 in pre-market trading.
    MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) rose 3.2 percent to $50.00 in pre-market trading after reporting a $1.5 billion buyback plan.
    Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) rose 3.2 percent to $88.51 in pre-market trading. Lowe's reported downbeat results for its first quarter on Wednesday.

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  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Shares of Cara Therapeutics(NASDAQ:CARA) jumped 26.3% in May, according to data provided byS&P Global Market Intelligence, after the biotech signed a partnership with Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma to license most of the ex-U.S. rights to Korsuva, Cara’s treatment for itching associated with chronic kidney disease in dialysis patients.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cara Operations (TSE:CARA) shares reached a new 52-week high during trading on Monday after Scotiabank raised their price target on the stock from C$33.50 to C$36.00. Scotiabank currently has an outperform rating on the stock. Cara Operations traded as high as C$28.70 and last traded at C$28.36, with a volume of 17713 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at C$27.39.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Among the so-called “marijuana drug developers,” none logged a more impressive quarter than Cara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CARA). Shares of the Connecticut-based company soared almost 55%, with most of that run coming in the final week of the quarter.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.(WMS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE: BAH) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $1.67 billion.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.5 per share on revenue of $396.17 million.
    Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ: LABL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.06 per share on revenue of $424.96 million.
    American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.15 per share on revenue of $382.4 million.
    The Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE: BNS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $5.46 billion.
    Jianpu Technology Inc. (NYSE: JT) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $47.51 million.
    Trans World Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: TWMC) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (NYSE: WMS) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $249.44 million.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.48 per share on revenue of $5.73 million.
    Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) is projected to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ: EVGN) is expected to report earnings for its first quarter.

     

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Advanced Drainage Systems (NYSE:WMS) had its target price hoisted by equities researchers at Robert W. Baird from $29.00 to $32.00 in a report issued on Wednesday. The firm currently has an “outperform” rating on the construction company’s stock. Robert W. Baird’s price target points to a potential upside of 10.15% from the company’s previous close.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Simulations Plus, Inc.(SLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Simulations Plus (NASDAQ: SLP) and NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report issued on Monday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Simulations Plus (NASDAQ: SLP) and Cerner (NASDAQ:CERN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

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Hourglass Capital LLC lifted its stake in Outfront Media (NYSE:OUT) by 34.3% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 289,617 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 73,964 shares during the quarter. Hourglass Capital LLC owned approximately 0.21% of Outfront Media worth $5,427,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in OUT. Macquarie Group Ltd. lifted its holdings in shares of Outfront Media by 309.2% in the fourth quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 2,698,603 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $62,608,000 after buying an additional 2,039,132 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its holdings in shares of Outfront Media by 48.2% in the fourth quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 2,444,318 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $56,708,000 after buying an additional 794,564 shares in the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Outfront Media by 52.6% in the fourth quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 2,171,235 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $50,373,000 after buying an additional 748,095 shares in the last quarter. Two Sigma Investments LP lifted its holdings in shares of Outfront Media by 214.6% in the fourth quarter. Two Sigma Investments LP now owns 671,129 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $15,570,000 after buying an additional 457,804 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Paloma Partners Management Co lifted its holdings in shares of Outfront Media by 3,941.6% in the fourth quarter. Paloma Partners Management Co now owns 444,575 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $10,314,000 after buying an additional 433,575 shares in the last quarter. 98.89% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Best Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: One Liberty Properties Inc.(OLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    One Liberty Properties, Inc. (NYSE:OLP) VP Justin Clair sold 3,100 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.00, for a total value of $77,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 32,566 shares in the company, valued at $814,150. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Best Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Patriot National Bancorp Inc.(PNBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Patriot National Bancorp (NASDAQ: PNBK) and Community Bank, N.A. (NYSE:CBU) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Best Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: INTL FCStone Inc.(INTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $47.87 and last traded at $47.95, with a volume of 2050 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $47.30.

Best Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Potlatch Corporation(PCH)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PotlatchDeltic (NASDAQ:PCH) was upgraded by equities researchers at Vertical Research to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Monday, The Fly reports. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America bought a new position in PotlatchDeltic (NASDAQ:PCH) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 78,505 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $4,086,000. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America owned approximately 0.19% of PotlatchDeltic at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Special Opportunities Fund Inc.(SPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX) is considering the sale of an Egyptian drug maker it bought last year, Bloomberg’sManuel Baigorri and Dinesh Nair are reporting:

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. is considering the sale of Egyptian drugmaker Amoun Pharmaceutical Co. as the beleaguered Canadian company seeks to accelerate its debt-reduction plans, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Amoun may attract pharmaceutical companies with an interest in expanding in emerging markets, the people said, asking not to be identified because the deliberations are private. The Egyptian companys current executives could also pursue a management buyout with help from financial investors, though no final decision has been made, the people said.

Valeant is working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. on the sale, which is at a preliminary stage, the people said. Valeant agreed to acquire Amouns holding company Mercury Holdings last year for about $800 million, plus some contingent payments. Valeants intentions at the time were to use Amoun as a platform to further expand in the Middle East and Africa.

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

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Weingarten Realty Investors(WRI)

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Peoples Bancorp Inc.(PEBO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report released on Friday.

    Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on PEBO. Boenning Scattergood reissued a hold rating on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. Hovde Group set a $39.00 price objective on shares of Peoples Bancorp and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Peoples Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $37.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. ValuEngine raised shares of Peoples Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill reissued a hold rating and issued a $37.00 price objective on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Peoples Bancorp has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $38.00.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: KKR(KKR)

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    On this day 39 years ago, KKR & Co. L.P. Unit (NYSE: KKR) completed the first modern leveraged buyout of a public company, taking over manufacturer Houdaille Industries for $355 million.

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Spotify (SPOT) , Alkermes (ALKS) , Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) , Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) , Sorrento Therapeutics (SRNE) , NVIDIA (NVDA) , Nucor, Eli Lilly (LLY) and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) .

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Saratoga Investment Corp(SAR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Saratoga Investment Corp (NYSE:SAR) reached a new 52-week high and low on Friday after an insider bought additional shares in the company. The stock traded as low as $22.95 and last traded at $22.85, with a volume of 650 shares. The stock had previously closed at $22.70.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Headlines about Saratoga Investment (NYSE:SAR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Saratoga Investment earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.4912059514825 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Saratoga Investment (NYSE:SAR) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Wednesday.

    A number of other analysts have also issued reports on the stock. National Securities reiterated a neutral rating and set a $24.00 price target (up from $23.00) on shares of Saratoga Investment in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Saratoga Investment from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Finally, B. Riley initiated coverage on shares of Saratoga Investment in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. They set a buy rating and a $23.50 price target on the stock. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Saratoga Investment presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $24.38.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Northfield Bancorp Inc.(NFBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Northfield Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:NFBK) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation and six have assigned a hold recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $17.50.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Prudential Public Limited Company(PUK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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

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

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

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Special Opportunities Fund Inc.(SPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: WSB Holdings Inc.(WSB)

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    In addition to Trump’s concerns about China and trade, the President also stated that he is unsure whether a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will take place as planned. Multiple media outlets this morning are questioning if the event will take place. The summit is tentatively planned for June 12. Banking stocks were on the move after Congress passed new laws designed to reduce regulations for thousands of financial institutions. The new rules will ensure that smaller banks are not facing the same strict rules as the bigger giants. The financial sector has been lobbying to changes to the Dodd-Frank Act since its inception after the 2008-09 financial crisis. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with members of the European Union on Tuesday. The CEO of the social media giant outraged European Parliament members after reportedly dodging questions about user privacy and the firm’s collection of personal data. During the conversation, EU members questioned whether Facebook is a monopoly and pondered if the firm should be broken up due to antitrust concerns.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TGT, LOW, TIF
    Shares of Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) fell nearly 6% after the retail giant fell short of earnings expectations before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share of $1.32. This figure missed Wall Street earnings expectations by six cents. The retail giant blamed poor spring weather for its performance and said that its bottom line has been impacted by the costs of upgrading its physical locations. Lowe’s Companies (NYSE: LOW) stock gained

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Shore Bancshares Inc(SHBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    LSV Asset Management increased its stake in Shore Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:SHBI) by 134.4% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 157,489 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 90,289 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management’s holdings in Shore Bancshares were worth $2,970,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Shore Bancshares (NASDAQ:SHBI) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing 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. Shore Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.376414932679 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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Davos has a new star.

Xi Jinping is set to become the first Chinese president to attend the World Economic Forum’s annual gathering high in the mountains of Switzerland.

It’s a visit rich in symbolism: Beijing is positioning itself as a global leader at a time when Western powers, and especially the United States, are retreating from the world stage.

The Davos meeting coincides with the formal handover of power in the U.S. Donald Trump will be inaugurated as president on Jan. 20, the final day of the forum.

Into this breach steps Xi, who has an iron grip on the levers of power in Beijing. Under his leadership, China has adopted a more muscular foreign policy, and sought to expand its influence through trade initiatives.

China’s political heavyweights avoided Davos in 2016. One of the few officials who went, financial regulator Fang Xinghai, spent much of his time defending Beijing’s botched response to a stock market crash.

Best Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: East West Bancorp Inc.(EWBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. lifted its stake in shares of East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC) by 0.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 419,124 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,196 shares during the quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. owned about 0.29% of East West Bancorp worth $26,212,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Special Opportunities Fund Inc.(SPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Best Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Magyar Bancorp Inc.(MGYR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Magyar Bancorp (NASDAQ:MGYR) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Magyar Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 48.0770691063571 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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Best Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Deutsche Bank AG(DB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE: DB) fell by about 2.9% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $12.90 after closing at $13.29 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $20.23. Volume of about 6.3 million was about 40% higher than the daily average of about 4 million. The bank had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE: DB) dropped about 6.9% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $11.99. Shares closed at $12.88 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $20.23. Volume of around 10 million shares was more than double the daily average.The bank is cutting thousands of jobs and some demands have been made to kick out the bank’s chairman.

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Creditanstalt was saved when the First Austrian Republic, the National Bank of Austria and the Rothschild family took up the costs. The firm eventually became state-owned following a forced merger with Wiener Bankverein, and the resulting entity was later subsumed by Deutsche Bank AG (USA) (NYSE: DB).

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Bank stocks have been soaring over the last month. The banking sector of the S&P 500 is up double digits in that time. And while most analysts are expecting a strong earnings season coming up, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) poured some cold water on that enthusiasm this week.

You see, in its biannual Global Financial Stability Report, the IMF suggested that nine major banks across the world may struggle to remain profitable over the next few years.

But here’s the thing: One of those banks, Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C), just rose 14.3% in a four-week period, leaving Money Morning Options Trading Specialist Tom Gentile to wonder, “how much better can they do?”

Tom joined CNBC World to answer that question and tell us what to expect from the rest of the big bank stocks.

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Top 5 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Colony Bankcorp Inc.(CBAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
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Top 5 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Stewart Information Services Corporation(STC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    StarChain (CURRENCY:STC) traded 8.7% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on May 14th. StarChain has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $5.27 million worth of StarChain was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One StarChain token can now be purchased for about $0.0925 or 0.00001062 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. During the last seven days, StarChain has traded down 16.3% against the US dollar.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Southern First Bancshares Inc.(SFST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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NAPLES, Fla. A Naples man said he and his family were discriminated against when a Southwest Airlines employee wouldn’t allow the same-sex couple, their three children and their grandmother to board as a family.

Grant Morse, his husband, Sam Ballachino, their three children and Ballachino’s mother were waiting in the family boarding area at the gate at the Buffalo, N.Y.,airport, ready to catch their flight to Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, when a gate agent quickly approached them.

“Excuse me, this is family boarding only,” Morse said the woman told them. “This is only for family boarding.”

Puzzled, Morse and Ballachino, both 54, looked at each other.

“Well, we are a family and we’re married, and these are our three kids,” Morse said they told the agent. “And that’s our 83-year-old mother that is helping us.”

best business to buy stock in: GRAVITY Co. Ltd.(GRVY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Cooper Creagan]

    For example, if you had taken five minutes to set up a Night Trade on Gravity Co. (Nasdaq: GRVY) in October, you could’ve tripled your money, and then some.

best business to buy stock in: Avnet, Inc.(AVT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale raised its stake in Avnet (NYSE:AVT) by 763.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 72,310 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 63,936 shares during the period. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale owned about 0.06% of Avnet worth $3,050,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

best business to buy stock in: Insys Therapeutics, Inc.(INSY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Abbvie Inc. (ABBV) , for example, is generally just a pharmaceutical stock. However, the company also marketed Marinol, an FDA-approved synthetic cannabinoid meant to help nausea and vomiting in cancer and AIDS patients. INSYS Therapeutics, Inc. (INSY) is a pharmaceutical company that got approval from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for a synthetic cannabis – despite having donated to anti-marijuana advocacy groups in the past.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    In October 2017, I predicted that Insys Therapeutics (NASDAQ:INSY) could be the biggest comeback story of 2018.For a while, it looked like I was on the right track. Insys stock soared in the fourth quarter of 2017. By early January, it was one of the hottest marijuana stocks on the market. Then the momentum evaporated.

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Others, like cannabis biotech firm Insys Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: INSY), are direct plays in marijuana businesses that offer investors the opportunity for incredibly fast gains.

best business to buy stock in: Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(MACK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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    Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTK) fell 10.2 percent to $11.90 in pre-market trading on news of $125 million convertible debt offering.
    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACK) shares fell 8 percent to $8.02 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.02 percent on Wednesday.
    Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPO) shares fell 5.6 percent to $80 in pre-market trading.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares fell 4.8 percent to $60.00 in pre-market trading after rising 1.78 percent on Wednesday.
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    Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) shares fell 3.5 percent to $12 in pre-market trading after the company issued quarterly fleet status report.
    GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) fell 3.2 percent to $4.90 in pre-market trading.
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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Edited Transcript of MACK earnings conference call or presentation 8-May-18 12:30pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com) Investors Purchase High Volume of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Call Options (MACK) (americanbankingnews.com) Merrimack (MACK) Reports Wider-Than-Expected Loss in Q1 (finance.yahoo.com) Merrimack Pharmaceuticals (MACK) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.05 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Merrimack Pharmaceuticals’ (MACK) CEO Richard Peters on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com)

    A number of equities analysts have issued reports on MACK shares. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $12.00 price objective on shares of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Merrimack Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.50 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, April 25th.

best business to buy stock in: Special Opportunities Fund Inc.(SPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: East West Bancorp Inc.(EWBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. lifted its stake in shares of East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC) by 0.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 419,124 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,196 shares during the quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. owned about 0.29% of East West Bancorp worth $26,212,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Special Opportunities Fund Inc.(SPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce(CM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Aon Corporation(AON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    AON (NYSE:AON) had its price target hoisted by Citigroup from $160.00 to $165.00 in a report issued on Tuesday morning. They currently have a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    State of Wisconsin Investment Board decreased its holdings in shares of Aon (NYSE:AON) by 9.2% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 384,127 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 38,942 shares during the quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board’s holdings in AON were worth $53,905,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Magyar Bancorp Inc.(MGYR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Magyar Bancorp (NASDAQ:MGYR) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Magyar Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 48.0770691063571 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Timberland Bancorp Inc.(TSBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: eHealth Inc.(EHTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

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

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

    Shares of eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) got a boost, shooting up 19 percent to $19.04 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.

    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares were also up, gaining 17 percent to $301.12 following strong quarterly results.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.(RNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018

Source: ThinkstockJanuary 9, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 0.1% at 2,751.46. The DJIA closed up 0.4% at 25,387.17. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.1% at 7,163.58.

Tuesday was another positive day for the markets, with all three of the major exchanges hitting all-time highs yet again. With earnings season just around the corner, we will finally get to see if the fundamentals are backing up this rally. Crude oil reached above $63 in this session. The S&P 500 sectors were more or less split down the middle. The best performing sectors were health care and financials, up 1.2% and 0.9%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were real estate and utilities, down 1.1% and 0.9%, respectively.

Crude oil was up nearly 2% at $62.89.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Potlatch Corporation(PCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America bought a new position in PotlatchDeltic (NASDAQ:PCH) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 78,505 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $4,086,000. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America owned approximately 0.19% of PotlatchDeltic at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PotlatchDeltic (NASDAQ:PCH) was upgraded by equities researchers at Vertical Research to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Monday, The Fly reports. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Stratus Properties Inc.(STRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Tree.com Inc.(TREE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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    Zacks: Brokerages Expect LendingTree (TREE) to Post $1.24 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Form 4/A LendingTree, Inc. For: Apr 12 Filed by: LEBDA DOUGLAS R (streetinsider.com) Form 4/A LendingTree, Inc. For: May 08 Filed by: LEBDA DOUGLAS R (streetinsider.com) LendingTree to acquire Ovation Credit for $20.75 million (wraltechwire.com) LendingTree to buy credit-service provider (mpamag.com)

    LendingTree opened at $271.05 on Wednesday, Marketbeat.com reports. The company has a market capitalization of $3.49 billion, a P/E ratio of 89.75, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 1.77. LendingTree has a 12-month low of $269.95 and a 12-month high of $278.10. The company has a current ratio of 3.33, a quick ratio of 3.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market climbed sharply on Thursday, responding well to favorable earnings results from several corners of the market. Major benchmarks were up 1% to 2%, with particularly good performance from the Nasdaq Composite thanks to the tech sector’s outperformance during the day. Yet some stocks suffered from bad news that cast doubt on companies’ ability to benefit from generally favorable business conditions. MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), Arch Coal (NYSE:ARCH), and LendingTree (NASDAQ:TREE) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Macatawa Bank Corporation(MCBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note released on Friday morning.

    Separately, Hovde Group set a $11.00 price target on Macatawa Bank and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Saratoga Investment Corp(SAR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Saratoga Investment (NYSE:SAR) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Wednesday.

    A number of other analysts have also issued reports on the stock. National Securities reiterated a neutral rating and set a $24.00 price target (up from $23.00) on shares of Saratoga Investment in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Saratoga Investment from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Finally, B. Riley initiated coverage on shares of Saratoga Investment in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. They set a buy rating and a $23.50 price target on the stock. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Saratoga Investment presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $24.38.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Headlines about Saratoga Investment (NYSE:SAR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Saratoga Investment earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.4912059514825 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce(CM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Southern First Bancshares Inc.(SFST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Credit Suisse Group(CS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    HSBC set a €27.00 ($32.14) price objective on AXA (EPA:CS) in a research report released on Wednesday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    FAANG stocks are attempting to rebound today after a brutal sell-off hit the Nasdaq components Tuesday. The social media giant Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) will report earnings after the bell, but it’s likely that analysts are more interested in the company’s ongoing response to a data scandal that rocked investor sentiment and spurred privacy fears during the first quarter. Wall Street forecasts EPS of $1.36 on top of $11.45 billion in revenue.
    Right now, the 10-year interest rate is sitting on the border of 3%. And this news has many investors jittery about the impact on the stock market and the broader economy. Of course, many people forget that interest rates remain historically low for this stage of an economic expansion. And inflation targets remain stubbornly elusive for members of the U.S. Federal Reserve. The truth is that investors have little to worry about regarding interest rates. Instead, they should listen to Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald, who offered his insight to Fox Business Network earlier this week. Here’s what Keith had to say.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TWTR, CS, GE
    General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is under pressure to fire its auditor of 109 years, KPMG (for perspective, GE began its longtime relationship with KPMG a year after the first Model-T was built). Shareholder rights firms Glass-Lewis and Institutional Shareholder Services are spearheading the change and will push for adjustments during the firm’s annual shareholder meeting. The move comes after a calamitous year for GE, which saw the company become the worst-performing Dow component of 2017.
    Twitter Inc. (NYSE TWTR) will lead a very busy day of earnings reports. The social media giant is expected to report EPS of $0.12 on top of $609.8 million in revenue.
    Shares inCredit Suisse(ADR) (NYSE: CS) rallied more than 4% today after the Swiss financial giant beat earnings expectations before the bell. This was a significant milestone for Cr

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

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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