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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021

On Wednesday, our Elite Opportunity Pro newsletter suggested a speculative entry into small cap Actionable Intelligence solutions stock Verint Systems (NASDAQ: VRNT):

“Today’s new idea is one of those potential takeout candidates considering the need for large and mega-caps to continue growing their top and bottom lines via acquisition, and there’s clearly been plenty of that going on these days. Not only does Verint Systems Inc. (VRNT) offer potential value around current levels, just yesterday the stock moved sharply higher on abnormally high volume. And, the technical event came on no news or looming rumors…”

“….Technically, I’ve included tow charts of the stock below, a weekly and a daily. As you can see on the weekly chart here, although VRNT has definitely seen better days, you can also see the stock has continued to build a base for several months now. Additionally, when you drill down into the daily chart, you can see the stock just recently retraced 5/8th’s of a pretty nice move, and then just yesterday moved sharply higher on what appears to be some pretty large fund buying.”

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Sypris Solutions Inc.(SYPR)

Sypris Solutions, Inc. provides of outsourced services and specialty products primarily in North America and Mexico. It offers a range of manufacturing, engineering, design, and other technical services under contracts with corporations and government agencies primarily in industrial manufacturing, and aerospace and defense electronics markets. The company supplies forged and machined components to the commercial vehicle, off highway vehicle, light truck, and energy markets, as well as produces drive train components, such as axle shafts, gear sets, differential cases, steer axle forgings, and other components. It also provides solutions in cyber security, secure communications, global electronic key management, Sypris Data Systems branded products, and product design and development to the United States Government, defense and civilian agencies, international government agencies, as well as worldwide defense and aerospace prime organizations. In addition, the company desi gns and builds information assurance products, including link encryptors, data recording products, and electronic key fill devices. Further, it offers electronic manufacturing services, including circuit card and full box build manufacturing; dedicated space and high reliability manufacturing; integrated design and engineering services; systems assembly and integration design for manufacturability; and design to specification works. The company was founded in 1954 and is based in Louisville, Kentucky.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sypris Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYPR) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $20.35 million.

    Fusion Connect, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.11 per share on revenue of $36.71 million.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Humana Inc.(HUM)

Humana Inc. offers various health and supplemental benefit plans in the United States. Its Government segment consists of beneficiaries of government benefit programs; and operates in three lines of businesses, including Medicare, Military, and Medicaid. The Medicare program provides hospital and medical insurance benefits to persons of age 65 and over and some disabled persons under the age of 65. The Military program offers health insurance coverage to the dependents of duty military personnel, and to retired military personnel and their dependents. The Medicaid program is a federal program that is state-operated to facilitate the delivery of health care services primarily to low-income residents. The Commercial segment consists of members enrolled in its medical and specialty products marketed to employer groups and individuals. This segment provides health maintenance organization products that offer prepaid health insurance coverage to its members through a network of independent primary care physicians, specialty physicians, and other health care providers; preferred provider organization products, which are offered primarily to employer groups and individuals; and administrative services only products that are provided to employers who self-insure their employee health plans. It also offers various specialty products, including dental, vision, and other supplemental products, as well as disease management services. As of December 31, 2010, Humana Inc. had approximately 10.2 million members enrolled in medical benefit plans; and approximately 7.1 million members enrolled in specialty products programs. The company markets its products through various channels comprising television, radio, the Internet, telemarketing, and direct mailings. In addition, it has strategic alliances with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; State Farm; and United Services Automobile Association to market its products. The company was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Traders bought shares of Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) on weakness during trading hours on Monday. $146.79 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $70.85 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $75.94 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Humana had the 6th highest net in-flow for the day. Humana traded down ($4.81) for the day and closed at $304.87

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) – Piper Jaffray Companies upped their Q3 2019 EPS estimates for Humana in a note issued to investors on Sunday, September 30th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst S. James now anticipates that the insurance provider will post earnings of $4.86 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $4.74. Piper Jaffray Companies has a “Overweight” rating and a $380.00 price objective on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Humana’s Q4 2019 earnings at $3.51 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Humana (NYSE:HUM) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 1st. The insurance provider reported $3.96 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.79 by $0.17. Humana had a return on equity of 17.43% and a net margin of 2.48%. The business had revenue of $14.26 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $14.16 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $3.49 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Humana Inc will post 14.18 EPS for the current year.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.(RHP)

Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc., incorporated on June 21, 2012, is a self-advised and self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company focuses on group-oriented, destination hotel assets in urban and resort markets. The Company’s segments include Hospitality, which includes its hotel properties and the results of hotel operations; Entertainment, which includes its Grand Ole Opry assets, WSM-AM and its Nashville assets, and Corporate and Other, which includes corporate expenses. Its assets include a network of approximately four upscale, meetings-focused resorts totaling over 7,790 rooms that are managed by lodging operator Marriott International, Inc. (Marriott) under the Gaylord Hotels brand.

Hospitality

The Company’s Hospitality segment consists of Gaylord Opryland, which comprises Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee; Gaylord National, which comprises the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center near Washington, District of Columbia ;Gaylord Palms, which comprises the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center near Orlando, Florida; Gaylord Texan, which comprises the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center near Dallas, Texas; Inn at Opryland, and the AC Hotel. The Company owns its Opryland complex in Nashville, Tennessee, which includes the site of Gaylord Opryland of approximately 170. It also owns the six-acre site of the Inn at Opryland, which is located near the Opryland complex and has over 300 rooms. It has leased a 65-acre tract in Osceola County, Florida, on which the Gaylord Palms is located. It holds over 80 acres in Grapevine, Texas, through ownership of approximately 70 acres and ground lease of approximately 10 acres, on which the Gaylord Texan is located. It also owns an additional of over 20 acres of property adjacent to the Gaylord Texan. It owns approximately 40 acres on the Potomac River in Prince George’s County, Maryland, on which the Gaylord National is located. The Gaylord Opryland has over 2,880 s! ignature guest rooms, approximately four ballrooms with approximately 127,000 square feet, over 110 banquet/meeting rooms, and total meeting, exhibit and pre-function space of approximately 640,000 square feet.

Entertainment

The Company owns the General Jackson’s docking facility, the Grand Ole Opry House and WSM Radio’s offices and studios, each of which are located within the Opryland complex. It also owns Gaylord Springs, an 18-hole golf course situated on over 200 acres, which is located near the Opryland complex. In downtown Nashville, it owns the Ryman Auditorium and the Wildhorse Saloon dance hall and production facility. Its taxable REIT subsidiaries’ (TRSs) lessees have engaged Marriott to manage the day-to-day operations of the General Jackson Showboat, Gaylord Springs and the Wildhorse Saloon.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc (NYSE:RHP) CEO Colin V. Reed purchased 6,106 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 4th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $82.46 per share, for a total transaction of $503,500.76. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc  (NYSE:RHP)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Kimco Realty Corporation(KIM)

Kimco Realty Corporation, incorporated on March 25, 1994, is a real estate investment trust. The Company is engaged principally in the ownership, management, development and operation of open-air shopping centers. The Company holds interests in approximately 610 shopping center properties, aggregating over 100 million square feet of gross leasable area (GLA), located in approximately 40 states of the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.

The Company holds approximately 450 other property interests, primarily through the Company’s preferred equity investments and other real estate investments, totaling over 7.3 million square feet of GLA. The Company’s shopping centers are anchored generally by discount department stores, supermarkets or drugstores. The Company’s shopping center properties have various national and regional companies as tenants, such as TJX Companies, The Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond, Royal Ahold, Albertsons, Wal-Mart, Kohl’s, Petsmart and Ross Stores.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Unlike the group above, Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE: KIM) is a shopping mall real estate investment trust (REIT) trading far below its all-time highs. But it still looks expensive. While its open-air shopping malls are located mostly in the top metropolitan markets — and mostly from grocery-anchored centers at that — it’s fighting a long-term e-commerce trend. Kimco may be an income stock, but this does not mean that it won’t decline if its results disappoint or if the market deteriorates. I would be careful with KIM at this time. 

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Real estate investment trust (REIT) Kimco Realty (NYSE:KIM) owns retail properties. With the retail industry in a state of flux, often referred to with the hyperbolic term “the retail apocalypse,” investors haven’t been too keen on the company’s shares of late. In fact, the shares are 45% off of the highs reached in mid-2016, and the yield is over 6%, higher than it has been since 2011 despite annual dividend hikes since that date. For those who can see past the retail apocalypse hype, though, Kimco is worth a deep dive.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    But that’s not the full story, either. Kimco Realty (NYSE:KIM), one of the nation’s largest shopping-center owners, lost around 19% in 2018, yet it outdistanced the S&P and the REIT average in January with a 16% gain. That’s roughly 6 percentage points better than Retail Opportunity Investments did. Why?

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Worldquant Millennium Quantitative Strategies LLC bought a new stake in Kimco Realty Corp (NYSE:KIM) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 85,388 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $1,451,000.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.(BCEI)

Bonanza Creek Energy Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of onshore oil and associated liquids-rich natural gas in the United States. The company’s oil and liquids weighted assets are located primarily in the Wattenberg Field in Colorado; and the Dorcheat Macedonia Field in southern Arkansas. It also owns and operates oil-producing assets in the North Park Basin in Colorado; and the McKamie Patton Field in Southern Arkansas. Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Bonanza Creek Energy (NYSE:BCEI) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019 12:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Bonanza Creek Energy Inc (NYSE:BCEI) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $41.67.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bonanza Creek Energy (NYSE:BCEI) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Bonanza Creek Energy (BCEI)

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Digirad Corporation(DRAD)

Digirad Corporation provides diagnostic solutions in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Diagnostic Services and Diagnostic Imaging. The Diagnostic Services segment provides in-office nuclear cardiology and ultrasound imaging, and cardiac event monitoring services to physicians who perform nuclear imaging, echocardiography, vascular or general ultrasound tests, or any combination of these procedures in their offices, hospitals, and imaging centers. The Diagnostic Imaging segment sells medical diagnostic imaging systems, including solid-state gamma cameras for nuclear cardiology and general nuclear medicine applications, as well as provides camera maintenance services to physician offices, hospitals, imaging centers, and mobile service providers. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Some of these are even smaller nano-caps, such as medical device maker Digirad (Nasdaq: DRAD), whose entire market value is just $36 million.

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with small businesses. I own shares of quite a few in my personal account. But for the most part, I use them to fill out the growth sleeve of my portfolio and don’t consider them stable income producers.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc.(BRG)

Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. (“we,” “us,” or the “Company”) was incorporated on July 25, 2008 under the laws of the state of Maryland.

We have elected to be treated, and currently qualify, as a real estate investment trust (or “REIT”) for federal income tax purposes. As a REIT, we generally are not subject to corporate-level income taxes. To maintain our REIT status, we are required, among other requirements, to distribute annually at least 90% of our “REIT taxable income,” as defined by the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), to our stockholders. If we fail to qualify as a REIT in any taxable year, we would be subject to federal income tax on our taxable income at regular corporate tax rates. We were incorporated to raise capital and acquire a diverse portfolio of residential real estate assets.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    A number of research analysts have commented on BRG shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 15th. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 target price on shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $11.17.

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    About Bluerock Residential Growth REIT

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bluerock Residential Growth REIT Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN:BRG) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,697,945 shares, a decrease of 7.7% from the August 15th total of 1,840,022 shares. Approximately 7.2% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 110,334 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 15.4 days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Bluerock Residential Growth REIT (NASDAQ:BRG) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bluerock Residential Growth REIT earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 47.1792961215955 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Transocean Inc.(RIG)

Transocean Ltd. provides offshore contract drilling services for oil and gas wells worldwide. It offers deepwater and harsh environment drilling, oil and gas drilling management, and drilling engineering and drilling project management services. The company also offers well and logistics services. In addition, it engages in oil and gas exploration, development, and production activities primarily in the United States offshore Louisiana and Texas, and in the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea. As of February 10, 2011, the company owned, had partial ownership interests in, and operated 138 mobile offshore drilling units, including 47 high-specification floaters, 25 midwater floaters, 9 high-specification jackups, 54 standard jackups, and 3 other rigs, as well as 1 ultra-deepwater floater and 3 high-specification jackups under construction. Transocean Ltd. was founded in 1953 and is based in Zug, Switzerland.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    This was one of those quarters where Transocean’s (NYSE:RIG) results aren’t necessarily reflective of the company’s accomplishments. Even though Transocean posted yet another quarterly loss, the company completed a major acquisition and netted some notable contract wins. These won’t show up on the financial statements for a while, but they are indicative of a company poised to do better in the future. 

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Celgene Corporation(CELG)

Celgene Corporation discovers, develops, and commercializes therapies to treat cancer and inflammatory diseases worldwide. It markets REVLIMID, an oral immunomodulatory drug for multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and mantle cell lymphoma; ABRAXANE, a solvent-free chemotherapy product to treat breast, non-small cell lung, pancreatic, and gastric cancers; POMALYST/IMNOVID to treat multiple myeloma; and OTEZLA, a small-molecule inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4 for psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis, Behçet’s disease, atopic dermatitis, and ulcerative colitis. The company’s products also include VIDAZA, a pyrimidine nucleoside analog to treat intermediate-2 and high-risk MDS, and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, as well as acute myeloid leukemia (AML); THALOMID for the patients with multiple myeloma and erythema nodosum leprosum; ISTODAX to treat cutaneous and peripheral T-cell lymphoma; and FOCALIN, FOCALIN XR, and RITALIN products. Its clinical stage products include OTEZLA for the treatment of various immune-inflammatory diseases; sotatercept for the treatment of renal anemia, beta-thalassemia and MDS; luspatercept for beta-thalassemia and MDS; CC-486 to treat MDS, AML, and solid tumors; CC-122 and CC-220 to treat hematological and solid tumor cancers, and inflammation and immunology diseases; PDA-002 for the treat diabetic foot ulcers and peripheral neuropathy; and PNK-007 for hematological malignancies treatment. The company has collaborative agreements with Novartis Pharma AG; Acceleron Pharma; Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Epizyme Inc.; Sutro Biopharma, Inc.; bluebird bio, Inc.; FORMA Therapeutics Holdings, LLC; Acetylon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; NantBioScience, Inc.; AstraZeneca PLC; Lycera Corp.; Juno Therapeutics, Inc.; and Triphase Accelerator Corporation, as well as a strategic collaboration with Nurix, Inc. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Summit, New Jersey.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 31st. The biopharmaceutical company reported $2.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.32 by $0.07. Celgene had a net margin of 26.48% and a return on equity of 114.66%. The business had revenue of $4.04 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.98 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $2.00 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Celgene Co. will post 10.01 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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    About Celgene

  • [By ]

    Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY), one of the largest U.S. pharma companies by revenue, didn’t waste any time scooping up biotech Celgene (Nasdaq: CELG). Announced on January 3, the $74 billion acquisition is the second-largest pharmaceutical M&A deal ever (after the $87 billion merger of Warner-Lambert and Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) twenty years ago).

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Fidelity Southern Corporation(LION)

Fidelity Southern Corporation operates as the holding company for Fidelity Bank, which provides financial products and services for business and retail customers primarily in the metropolitan Atlanta and northern Florida markets. The company accepts various deposit products, including savings deposits, noninterest-bearing demand deposits, interest-bearing demand deposits, money market accounts, time deposits, and brokered deposits. It also offers various loan products, including commercial and industrial loans, commercial loans secured by real estate, small business administration loans, construction and residential real estate loans, direct and indirect automobile loans, residential mortgage and home equity loans, secured and unsecured personal loans, and residential mortgage loans. In addition, the company offers Internet banking comprising online bill pay and mobile deposit, as well as Internet cash management services; and trust and wealth management services. Further, it provides cash management, remote deposit, and international trade business services; and merchant services for businesses and credit cards. Additionally, the company operates an insurance agency that offers consumer credit related insurance products; and issues trust preferred securities. As of March 31, 2015, it had a network of 45 branches. Fidelity Southern Corporation was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Fidelity Southern Co. (NASDAQ:LION) by 6.7% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 1,680,359 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 105,499 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned approximately 0.06% of Fidelity Southern worth $38,766,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Fidelity Southern (NASDAQ:LION) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

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Top Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Glacier Bancorp, Inc.(GBCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Glacier Bancorp (GBCI)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Great West Life Assurance Co. Can grew its stake in shares of Glacier Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GBCI) by 2.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 105,185 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 2,881 shares during the period. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can’s holdings in Glacier Bancorp were worth $4,038,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about Glacier Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBCI) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Glacier Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.4959679542028 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Swiss National Bank lifted its position in Glacier Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBCI) by 2.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 135,800 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,900 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned about 0.16% of Glacier Bancorp worth $5,212,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: NeoGenomics, Inc.(NEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NeoGenomics (NASDAQ:NEO) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the twelve ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, seven have given a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $17.29.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on NeoGenomics (NEO)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NEO (CURRENCY:NEO) traded up 6.9% against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 7:00 AM Eastern on April 15th. NEO has a total market cap of $4.40 billion and $88.39 million worth of NEO was traded on exchanges in the last day. One NEO coin can now be purchased for about $67.68 or 0.00809123 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC, OKEx, Exrates and Upbit. During the last seven days, NEO has traded up 42.9% against the US dollar.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Sypris Solutions Inc.(SYPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sypris Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYPR) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $20.35 million.

    Fusion Connect, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.11 per share on revenue of $36.71 million.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Inphi Corporation(IPHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Inphi Corp. (NYSE:IPHI) dropped on Wednesday following a mixed first-quarter report and a subsequent analyst downgrade. The company’s revenue declined sharply and came in just short of analyst expectations. The stock was down about 9.5% at 2:45 p.m. EDT.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News coverage about Inphi (NYSE:IPHI) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Inphi earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.0564611984507 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Several other optics stocks stand to gain. In a Monday note, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Vivek Arya also highlighlited the semiconductor space as one that could benefit from the news. Other stocks to watch include:

    Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LITE)
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN)
    Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR)
    II-VI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IIVI)
    Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI)
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS)
    Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ: IDTI)
    Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ: QRVO)
    Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX)
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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Inphi Corp. (NYSE: IPHI) fell about 8.6% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $32.36 after closing at $35.40 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $51.78. Volume of about 3 million was roughly five times the daily average of around 680,000 shares traded. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Inphi Co. (NYSE:IPHI) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the sixteen brokerages that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have given a hold recommendation and eight have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $38.35.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Becton, Dickinson and Company(BDX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc. increased its position in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) by 0.5% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 56,745 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after purchasing an additional 308 shares during the quarter. Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Becton Dickinson and were worth $13,594,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Levin Capital Strategies L.P. lowered its position in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) by 0.3% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 49,800 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after selling 150 shares during the quarter. Levin Capital Strategies L.P.’s holdings in Becton Dickinson and were worth $11,221,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Invivo Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NVIV) and Becton Dickinson and (NYSE:BDX) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    McQueen Ball & Associates Inc. decreased its holdings in shares of Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) by 1.9% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 15,033 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after selling 295 shares during the quarter. Becton Dickinson and makes up 2.2% of McQueen Ball & Associates Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 8th biggest position. McQueen Ball & Associates Inc.’s holdings in Becton Dickinson and were worth $3,601,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Dividend Yield

    Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) Drugs $109 billion 19.37 1.88%
    AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) Drugs $93 billion 19.70 3.97%
    Becton Dickinson and Co. (NYSE: BDX) Medical supplies $60 billion 17.74 1.29%
    DexCom (NASDAQ: DXCM) Medical devices $8 billion N/A N/A
    Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) Drugs $85 billion 14.91 2.77%
    Insulet (NASDAQ: PODD) Medical devices $5 billion 273.03 N/A
    Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) Drugs, medical devices $325 billion 14.16 2.57%
    Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) Drugs $1 billion N/A N/A
    MannKind (NASDAQ: MNKD) Drugs $270 million N/A N/A
    Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) Medical devices $117 billion 15.36 2.14%
    Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK) Drugs $159 billion 12.99 3.22%
    Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) Drugs $116 billion 18.29 2.61%
    Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) Drugs $209 billion 11.62 3.82%
    Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: REGN) Drugs $32 billion 13.95 N/A
    Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) Drugs $95 billion 10.75 4.64%
    Senseonics Holdings (NYSEMKT: SENS) Medical devices $447 million N/A N/A
    Tandem Diabetes Care (NASDAQ: TNDM) Medical devices $711 million N/A N/A

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance. P/E = price-to-earnings ratio; N/A = not applicable. Data as of May 25, 2018.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now

There’s good news and there’s bad news for Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQOTH:EMHTF) shareholders. The good news is that the marijuana stock jumped close to 50% higher in August. The bad news is that Emerald Health’s share price is still down nearly 20% year to date.

The more important news for investors, though, is that none of this matters when it comes to what might happen next for Emerald Health. What’s really important is how well the company is positioned to grow. Is Emerald Health Therapeutics a buy? Here’s what you need to know.

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Great opportunities

Pretty much every Canadian marijuana grower hopes to capitalize on two tremendous opportunities. The first opportunity is the country’s recreational cannabis market, which is scheduled to open for business on Oct. 17, 2018. The second opportunity is the rapidly expanding global medical cannabis market.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Traders sold shares of Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA:XLE) on strength during trading hours on Thursday. $150.97 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $236.14 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $85.17 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund traded up $0.09 for the day and closed at $73.65

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    The tech stocks led the market higher today, with the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLK) posting a gain of 0.6%. Crude oil set a two-year high, and the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLE) moved up 0.3%.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Jason Hall, and Matthew DiLallo]

    The oil and gas industry has been a strange market lately. Even though the price of oil is up close to 40% over the past year, the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLE), which is comprised largely of oil and gas companies, is up just 17%. While a 17% return is impressive in its own right, it is still well below the gains of crude oil. While it’s not a surefire sign that the industry is undervalued, it does suggest that those willing to sift through the industry could find some deals as oil hovers around $70 a barrel.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Energy led the market, with the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLE) rising 2%. Banks were laggards today; the SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (NYSEMKT:KRE) lost 1%.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Despite the recent market turmoil, oil stocks have locked in substantial gains over the last few months. In fact, earlier this week, SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSE Arca: XLE) overtook the S&P 500’s performance over the last year. In order to take advantage of these gains, we’ve identified the best oil stock to buy as international prices continue to rise. Check it out here…

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: MGIC Investment Corporation(MTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE: MTG) traded down about 5.2% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $10.07 after closing Monday at $10.62. The stock’s 52-week high is $16.21. Volume was more than three times the daily average of around 3.6 million shares. The company had no specific news Tuesday. About half an hour before the closing bell the stock traded up about 2% for the day.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday was a positive day on Wall Street, as major benchmarks jumped following an uneventful weekend, tapering their gains as the session came to a close. Some had feared that China might retaliate once again after the U.S. issued a second round of tariffs against the nation with the world’s second-largest economy, but the expected fireworks didn’t come, putting market participants more at ease. The beginning of earnings season in the next week will also distract investors from geopolitical issues, perhaps allowing indexes to climb further. Yet some individual stocks had difficulties that sent their shares lower. Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX), Menlo Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MNLO), and MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MGIC Investment earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.9053330399122 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bowling Portfolio Management LLC lifted its position in shares of MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE:MTG) by 17.0% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 216,375 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after buying an additional 31,473 shares during the period. Bowling Portfolio Management LLC’s holdings in MGIC Investment were worth $2,320,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MGIC Investment earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.4136127704926 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE: MTG) traded down about 6.5% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $10.07 after closing Tuesday at $10.77. The stock’s 52-week high is $16.21. Volume was more than double the daily average of around 4.2 million shares. The company reported uninspiring first-quarter results this morning.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.(OMN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    OMNOVA Solutions (NYSE:OMN) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallSep. 26, 2018 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    The U.S. markets are preparing for the eighth interest rate hike since 2015, and the Federal Reserve may not be done yet. Markets are weighing the possibility that the Fed may raise rates one more time this year (in December). The hikes come as the Fed is attempting to shrink its $4.5 trillion balance sheet. When Powell speaks this afternoon, expect a few questions about the impact of the trade war between the United States and China. Reporters will also likely want to know about geopolitical risks to the U.S. economy and how they might affect growth in a higher-interest-rate environment. Yesterday, U.S. President Donald Trump gave a speech before the United Nations General Assembly. During his talk, Trump praised the U.S. economy and defended his administration’s actions this year on trade. Trump said that the United States will no longer endure “abuse” from other trade partners. The U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer also said Tuesday that the U.S. is prepared to proceed on a new trade deal with Mexico without the participation of Canada. Oil prices are in focus after President Trump called out OPEC members before the U.N. on Tuesday. During his talk, Trump accused OPEC and non-OPEC participants in collusion efforts on production and prices of ripping off the rest of the world.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: NKE, SVMK, DB
    Shares of Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) fell 3.5% after the sports apparel giant reported earnings after the bell. The company topped earnings expectations and reported profit growth of 15%. However, investors took some profits off the table. Shares of Nike stock are up more than 35% on the year. SVMK, the parent company of SurveyMonkey, has priced its upcoming IPO at $12 per share. That figure is above analysts’ initial range expectation of $9 to $11 per share. The firm expects to reach a market capitalization of $1.46 bil

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    OMNOVA Solutions (NYSE:OMN) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 28, 2018 11:00 a.m. ET

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte S.A.B. de C.V.(OMAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Corporacion America (NYSE: CAAP) and Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $46.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    UBS Group assumed coverage on shares of Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Nort (NASDAQ:OMAB) in a research note issued to investors on Monday morning, The Fly reports. The brokerage issued a buy rating on the transportation company’s stock.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Sypris Solutions Inc.(SYPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sypris Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYPR) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $20.35 million.

    Fusion Connect, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.11 per share on revenue of $36.71 million.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Airgas Inc.(ARG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Argentum (CURRENCY:ARG) traded 3.6% lower against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 19:00 PM ET on May 27th. In the last week, Argentum has traded 2.8% lower against the US dollar. Argentum has a total market capitalization of $1.66 million and approximately $610.00 worth of Argentum was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Argentum coin can currently be purchased for about $0.17 or 0.00002374 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Cryptopia and CoinExchange.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Evercore Partners Inc(EVR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    EVRAZ plc (LON:EVR)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as GBX 578 ($7.53) and last traded at GBX 578 ($7.53), with a volume of 1513584 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at GBX 568.20 ($7.40).

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Contango Oil & Gas Company(MCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Contango Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:MCF) was downgraded by equities researchers at Seaport Global Securities from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fmr LLC increased its position in shares of Contango Oil & Gas (NYSEAMERICAN:MCF) by 33.5% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 3,583,039 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock after buying an additional 899,900 shares during the quarter. Fmr LLC owned 13.93% of Contango Oil & Gas worth $20,352,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: “Contango Oil & Gas (MCF) Short Interest Update” was originally published by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are reading this article on another site, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of US and international copyright & trademark laws. The correct version of this article can be read at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3346537/contango-oil-gas-mcf-short-interest-update.html.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Caterpillar, Inc.(CAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State of Tennessee Treasury Department grew its holdings in shares of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) by 6.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 585,735 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 33,966 shares during the period. State of Tennessee Treasury Department owned about 0.10% of Caterpillar worth $86,325,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Like its peer Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT), Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) has seen its stock decline in 2018. While end market conditions are improving and both companies raised guidance, the market has decided to take a dim view of their prospects. In Caterpillar’s case I think the market is overly worried by management’s commentary on rising raw material prices, and a similar argument applies to Deere. Let’s take a look at why it’s time to get greedy with Deere stock.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The big question is where growth will come from for these companies. CalAmp’s strategy is clear: use increased interest in the Internet of Things to drive expansion in as many areas as possible. Recently, relationships in the telematics area have grown increasingly important, with the company’s collaboration with Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) bearing fruit in the form of record sales to the heavy-equipment manufacturer.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) traded up 2.13% at $156.01. The stock’s 52-week range is $123.62 to $173.24. Volume was about 20% above the daily average of around 4.5 million. Analysts at Baird raised their rating on the stock from Neutral to Outperform and boosted the price target from $155 to $191.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: (VIAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Viacom Inc  (NASDAQ:VIAB)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 04, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) which traded down over 3% at $29.42. The stock’s 52-week range is $22.13 to $46.70. Volume was about 6.6 million compared to the daily average volume of 4.4 million.

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    The chart below tracks the pricing movement of Sinclair, Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) (NASDAQ:FOXA) and Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) (NASDAQ:VIAB) across June and shows corresponding movements that indicate that the new M&A climate was responsible for most of the big media industry stock gains in June.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Viacom’s (NASDAQ:VIAB) Digital Studios also plans to launch ten new series for the platform, including MTV’s Clean Slate and Filthy Living, and syndicate 500 episodes from its content library. Viacom’s decision to partner with Snap isn’t surprising, as it’s been desperately trying to reach younger viewers who are shunning its core MTV, VH1, and Comedy Central cable networks.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    This morning, President Trump suggested that the United States is considering strong military action in response to recent chemical attacks carried out on civilians by the Syrian government. The president promised to send “nice and new and ‘smart'” missiles to Syria and accused the Russian government of partnering with a “Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!” The president’s remarks are a significant departure from comments made last week, which suggested that the United States would be pulling out of Syria in the coming months. Trump’s threat of war over a recent chemical attack in Syria drove crude oil and gold prices higher. Geopolitical worries often offer a boost to commodity prices due to concerns about supply. Trump’s threat comes at a time that markets are already concerned about a significant military conflict in the Middle East between Saudi Arabia and Iran. WTI crude prices added 0.9% to hit $66.10 per barrel. Brent crude pushed to $71.10 per barrel. Gold price topped $1,350 per ounce and are poised for bigger gains. According to Axios, U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) has privately told friends that he will not seek reelection in the fall. The news comes at a perilous time for Republicans, who are expected to lose the House of Representatives and potentially the Senate. Axios was the first to report the news. The story is also notable because Ryan recently achieved his long-time goal of passing tax reform in late 2017.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: FB, FOXA, CBS
    Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NYSE: FOXA) fell in pre-market hours on news that investigators from the European Commission raided the firm’s London office yesterday. Reports indicate that investigators are trying to keep their goals confidential. However, there has been a lot of scrutiny over Rupert Murdoch’s goal to purchase rival Sky in recent months. British authorities have argued that this deal would not be in the public’s best interest. Accor

Top Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019

President Trump doesn’t want investors to worry about the dollar.

“The dollar is going to get stronger and stronger, and ultimately I want to see a strong dollar,” Trump said in an interview with CNBC on Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The dollar’s value quickly jumped 1% against other currencies.

A day earlier, the dollar hit its lowest point since 2014 after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested a weaker dollar is “good for trade.”

Mnuchin also said there were both “benefits and issues” to a weaker dollar, and that the dollar’s value is “not a concern of mine.” But investors still sensed a departure from the U.S.’s traditional policy of backing a strong dollar.

Economics textbooks teach that a weaker currency can be a boon for growth because it makes a country’s exports more competitive — cheaper to buy. It can also reduce the trade deficit, a long-stated policy goal of the Trump administration.

Top Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019: Sypris Solutions Inc.(SYPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sypris Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYPR) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $20.35 million.

    Fusion Connect, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.11 per share on revenue of $36.71 million.

Top Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019: Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (IIPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Yet, there are far more ways for investors to “get their fix” of the cannabis industry than by purchasing companies that directly handle the plant. The ancillary market could deliver even more impressive growth, and one such company that may be worth a spot on your radar is real estate investment trust (REIT) Innovative Industrial Properties (NYSE:IIPR).

  • [By Sean Williams]

    If you’re looking for a reason behind the strong performance for marijuana-based real-estate investment trust (REIT) Innovative Industrial Properties (NYSE:IIPR), chalk it up to uniqueness. There’s simply no other publicly traded company (of reasonable size, by market cap) at the moment that operates with a REIT structure in the cannabis space.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Wednesday, the real estate shares surged 0.87 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (NYSE: IIPR), up 3 percent, and Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: EDR) up 3 percent.

Top Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019: Ideal Power Inc.(IPWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ideal Power (NASDAQ: IPWR) and Hollysys Automation Technologies (NASDAQ:HOLI) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Ideal Power (IPWR) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $390,000.00 (americanbankingnews.com) -$0.15 EPS Expected for Ideal Power (IPWR) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Ideal Power Receives 1.1 Megawatt Purchase Order for its SunDial Plus Inverters (investingnews.com) Ideal Power Receives 1.1 Megawatt Purchase Order for its SunDial Plus Inverters from NEXTracker for One of the Largest Solar-and-Storage Installations in Iowa (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ideal Power from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $1.50 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. HC Wainwright reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $4.00 price target on shares of Ideal Power in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Roth Capital reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $1.00 price target on shares of Ideal Power in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, B. Riley cut shares of Ideal Power from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their price target for the stock from $5.00 to $2.50 in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Ideal Power currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $3.00.

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What can be said about the bond market if we skip all of the headlines and all of the pundit explanations and simply examine the movements of the daily, weekly and monthly prices on charts of the U.S. 20-year Treasury Bond?&a;nbsp; I looked at each one and found this:

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The chart of daily price movements shows that a rally is in place since the mid-February lows. At 121.2, it&s;s moved a little more than halfway into the Ichimoku cloud which continues to show that a downtrend in place. The cloud shows the relationship between the previous 9-day highs and lows and the previous 26-day highs and lows. A tutorial on this technical indicator can be found &l;a href=&q;http://stockcharts.com/school/doku.php?id=chart_school:technical_indicators:ichimoku_cloud&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;here on the Stockcharts.com website&l;/a&g;. The price has broken above the line where the October low had been taken out in January — I&s;ve marked this with the red circles. Can it now stay above this line for more than a few sessions? If so, some technical analysts might consider that an important achievement — the next step would be to see if the price could rise above the cloud and close there. Such a move might indicate a change in trend.

Best Tech Stocks For 2018: Ellie Mae, Inc.(ELLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    Another big deal announced by First Data during the conference call was the exclusive right to process payments for the mortgage software platform powered by Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI). All future appraisal and application fees collected by Ellie Mae will be facilitated by First Data. Ellie Mae’s software processes more than a third of all mortgage loan applications in the U.S.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Investors are scared about the state of the mortgage market, and that’s created consternation about mortgage software platform provider Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI) and its ability to keep producing the huge growth that it has seen in recent years. Concerns about rising interest rates have been around for a year now, but only recently have rate increases from the Federal Reserve on the short-term end of the yield curve actually started to have a substantial upward impact on longer-term fixed mortgage rates.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    We’ll cover each of those below for these five growth stocks.

    Company What it does…
    Mercadolibre(NASDAQ:MELI) Leading e-commerce player in Latin America
    Axon Enterprises(NASDAQ:AAXN) Develops products for police forces: TASERs, body cameras, and a database to store and analyze footage
    Shopify(NYSE:SHOP) Helps merchants create an e-commerce presence
    Ellie Mae(NYSE:ELLI) Offers platform to help streamline mortgage origination and refinancing business
    Paycom Solutions(NYSE:PAYC) Maintains and develops cloud solutions for HR departments

    Chart by author.

Best Tech Stocks For 2018: Avago Technologies Limited(AVGO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    To say that Broadcom Ltd. (NASDAQ: AVGO) reacted badly Tuesday when Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) raised its offer for NXP Semiconductors Inc. (NASDAQ: NXPI) probably would be an understatement. Broadcom had last week sweetened its hostile bid for Qualcomm on the condition that Qualcomm either give up on its acquisition of NXP or complete the deal at the existing offer of $110 a share.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The Broadcom Ltd. (NASDAQ: AVGO) fiscal first-quarter report is scheduled for Thursday. The consensus forecast is $5.03 in EPS on $5.32 billion in revenue. Shares closed most recently at $253.78. The consensus price target is $317.41, and the 52-week range is $208.44 to $285.68.

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    Action Alerts PLUS holding Broadcom (AVGO) is looking to get back into the good graces of investors, announcing a $12 billion share repurchase program that will run until November 3, 2019. 

Best Tech Stocks For 2018: United States Cellular Corporation(USM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NII (NASDAQ: NIHD) and U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) and Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong (OTCMKTS:HTHKY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Best Tech Stocks For 2018: Sypris Solutions Inc.(SYPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sypris Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYPR) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $20.35 million.

    Fusion Connect, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.11 per share on revenue of $36.71 million.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018

The Netflix of China had a tough first day on Wall Street.

Shares in video streaming platform iQiyi (IQ) tanked on their Nasdaq debut Thursday, closing down more than 13%.

The company raised nearly $2.3 billion in its initial public offering this week, pricing shares at $18 each. But by the end of its first day of trading, shares had slumped to $15.55.

The timing was unfortunate: iQiyi made its debut in a week when investors had been dumping a lot of tech companies. But that doesn’t fully explain the Chinese firm’s opening-day plunge. Many tech stocks that had been hammered earlier in the week rallied on Thursday.

Investors have concerns about how long it will take iQiyi to turn a profit, said Canaan Guo, an analyst at Chinese research firm Pacific Epoch.

The company is locked in an expensive battle for users, fending off deep-pocketed rivals backed by Tencent (TCEHY) and Alibaba (BABA).

They are all competing to win paying subscribers, spending big money on premium content like original shows.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Sapiens International Corporation N.V.(SPNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sapiens International Co. (NASDAQ:SPNS) – William Blair boosted their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for Sapiens International in a report issued on Tuesday, May 8th. William Blair analyst B. Suri now forecasts that the technology company will post earnings of $0.11 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.10. William Blair currently has a “Market Perform” rating on the stock. William Blair also issued estimates for Sapiens International’s FY2018 earnings at $0.47 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.54 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sapiens International (NASDAQ:SPNS) issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday. The technology company reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.03, Briefing.com reports. Sapiens International had a net margin of 0.13% and a return on equity of 6.81%. The business had revenue of $71.09 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $67.68 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.02 EPS. Sapiens International’s revenue for the quarter was up 25.8% compared to the same quarter last year.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Allot Communications Ltd.(ALLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Allot Communications (NASDAQ:ALLT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Allot Communications (NASDAQ:ALLT) will be posting its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Tuesday, May 8th. Analysts expect Allot Communications to post earnings of ($0.10) per share for the quarter.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Salesforce.com Inc(CRM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    China’s President Xi Jinping did his part to support the bull market in stocks via a conciliatory trade speech on Monday night, and now embattled Facebook (FB)  founder Mark Zuckerberg has to follow course. By now, seemingly ever pundit and journalist has weighed in how the camera-averse Zuckerberg will perform over the next two days in front of savage lawmakers. So there isn’t much new to add until we watch him sit down and do battle. But one gets the sense that lawmakers won’t have any clue what to truly ask Zuck in the attempt to send his stock price down the tubes again (because they would secretly love nothing better than to hit Zuck in his digital wallet, naturally). Sure, they may get under his notoriously thin skin, but investors worried about a full-on stock price rout should rest somewhat easy. The Facebooks evolution that is well underway, and which is being accelerated post the Cambridge Analytica debacle, will over time erode the company’s highly lucrative business model. You probably won’t see any evidence of the derision in the first-quarter results or perhaps even the rest of 2018. It’s happening as we speak though, and should be something Zuck reflects in 2019 profit guidance (which should be issued) at some point later this year. In the meantime, enjoy the great theater and tread easily with Facebook’s stock off the March mini-rally. Better trades into this spectacle if you haven’t put them on already: big data business plays such as Dropbox (DBX) , Salesforce (CRM) , and Action Alerts PLUS holdings Microsoft (MSFT) and Nvidia (NVDA) .   

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Synovus Financial Corp increased its stake in Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) by 14.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 26,511 shares of the CRM provider’s stock after buying an additional 3,262 shares during the period. Synovus Financial Corp’s holdings in Salesforce.com were worth $3,088,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This top company reported solid fiscal 2018 second-quarter results as billings drastically improved, and it is on the Merrill Lynch US 1 list.Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM)provides enterprise cloud computing solutions, with a focus on customer relationship management to various businesses and industries worldwide.

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    Oracle (ORCL) : “I think Oracle is fine, but I still favor Salesforce.com (CRM) .”

    PayPal (PYPL) : “I think PayPal is best in show. PayPal goes much higher. “

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Finally, the stock enjoyed a quick adrenaline kick when salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) announced an acquisition of MuleSoft (NYSE:MULE), another mid-cap company with tight connections to the cloud computing market. The deal sparked speculation that other companies in that category could see software giants kicking their tires soon enough, and that would presumably include MongoDB.

  • [By Rich Duprey, Nicholas Rossolillo, and Maxx Chatsko]

    Nicholas Rossolillo(Salesforce):Customer relationship management (CRM) software company Salesforce is one of the biggest disruptors in the technology industry. The provider of various cloud-based services to help businesses manage relationships and marketing efforts became the fastest enterprise software company to reach $10 billion in annual sales; it surpassed that milestone last year. Salesforce isn’t finished yet, though, setting its sight on an even more ambitious goal.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Sypris Solutions Inc.(SYPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sypris Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYPR) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $20.35 million.

    Fusion Connect, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.11 per share on revenue of $36.71 million.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.(CHKP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest decreased to 8.24 million shares from the previous reading of 8.45 million. Shares were trading at $102.91, in a 52-week range of $95.03 to $119.20.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    For investors looking for a cybersecurity stock, I think a bigger security company like Palo Alto Networks or Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) would be a better option. At this juncture, I think FireEye’s high expenditures and sluggish revenue growth outweigh the potential benefits of buying the stock.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) plies its trade in the fast-growing cybersecurity market — a market that’s expected to hit $96 billion in revenue this year, an increase of 8% over 2017, accordingto Gartner’s estimates. However, one look at the cybersecurity specialist’s recent performance indicates that it hasn’t been able to capitalize on that vast potential.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Extreme Networks Inc.(EXTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Extreme Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) reported its fiscal third-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Tuesday. The company said that it had $0.16 in earnings per share (EPS) on $262 million in revenue, versus consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters of $0.21 in EPS on revenue of $268.32 million. In the same period of last year, it posted EPS of $0.10 and $148.66 million in revenue.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) shares dropped 22 percent to $9.15 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) fell 26 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance.
    Caesarstone Ltd. (NASDAQ: CSTE) shares fell 12.5 percent to $16.15 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 results and lowered its FY18 sales forecast.
    MINDBODY, Inc. (NASDAQ: MB) fell 11.7 percent to $38.65 in pre-market trading following mixed Q1 results.
    Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE: VSLR) fell 10 percent to $3.60 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 miss.
    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) shares fell 10 percent to $31.63 in pre-market trading after reporting a Q1 earnings miss at 28 cents per share, 5 cents below estimates.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) fell 7.7 percent to $49.00 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.
    MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL) fell 6.1 percent to $22.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) fell 5.3 percent to $31.1604 in pre-market trading after announcing a 15 million share common stock secondary offering.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) shares fell 4.7 percent to $56 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat Q1 earnings

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Extreme Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) traded down about 2.6% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $8.13 after closing Friday at $8.35. The stock’s 52-week high is $15.55. Volume totaled around 2.9 million, nearly 60% higher than the daily average of around 1.9 million. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Integrated Device Technology, Inc.(IDTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Several other optics stocks stand to gain. In a Monday note, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Vivek Arya also highlighlited the semiconductor space as one that could benefit from the news. Other stocks to watch include:

    Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LITE)
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN)
    Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR)
    II-VI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IIVI)
    Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI)
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS)
    Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ: IDTI)
    Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ: QRVO)
    Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX)
    Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ: AVGO)

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Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Tableau Software, Inc.(DATA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA) had its price target lifted by equities researchers at Royal Bank of Canada to $95.00 in a report released on Thursday. The firm presently has a “market perform” rating on the software company’s stock. Royal Bank of Canada’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 4.40% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA) had its price objective reduced by Wedbush from $104.00 to $100.00 in a research note published on Thursday morning. They currently have an outperform rating on the software company’s stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA) CMO Elissa Fink sold 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $93.28, for a total value of $233,200.00. Following the transaction, the chief marketing officer now owns 83,882 shares in the company, valued at $7,824,512.96. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA) Director Elliott H. Jurgensen, Jr. sold 3,000 shares of Tableau Software stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $91.82, for a total transaction of $275,460.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 4,781 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $438,991.42. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Veeco Instruments Inc.(VECO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) rose 30.8 percent to $22.00 in pre-market trading after declining 18.63 percent on Monday.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 14.5 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) rose 15.2 percent to $4.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) shares rose 14.1 percent to $19.50 in pre-market trading after reporting stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) rose 13.4 percent to $15.40 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) shares rose 13.2 percent to $16.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 12.6 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) shares rose 10 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 9.7 percent to $3.05 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 8 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 7.3 percent to $23.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG) rose 7.1 percent to $6.09 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) rose 6.4 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.08 percent on Monday.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 6.3 percent to $11.75 in pre-market trading fol
  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion before the opening bell. Discovery shares rose 0.47 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading.
    Analysts expect Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion after the closing bell. Marriott shares gained 0.08 percent to $136.75 in pre-market trading.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. Veeco Instruments shares surged 14.04 percent to $19.50 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion. DISH shares gained 1.53 percent to close at $33.90 on Monday.
    Analysts are expecting US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) to have earned $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion in the latest quarter. US Foods will release earnings before the markets open. US Foods shares rose 0.57 percent to close at $33.72 on Monday.
    Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) disclosed that its CFO Andrew Vollero will leave the company and Amazon.com's VP Of Finance Tim Sloan will assume the role. Snap shares gained 1.3 percent to $10.88 in pre-market trading.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter.
    AES Corp (NYSE: AES) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) disclosed that its CFO Andrew Vollero will leave the company and Amazon.com's VP Of Finance Tim Sloan will assume the role.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2018: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation(CTSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System lowered its holdings in shares of Cognizant (NASDAQ:CTSH) by 1.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 837,118 shares of the information technology service provider’s stock after selling 11,877 shares during the quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System’s holdings in Cognizant were worth $67,388,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) has been a key player in the technology revolution over the past 25 years. By providing much-needed information technology consulting services, Cognizant has been able to succeed in helping clients join the digital age effectively and competitively. Even with some of its rivals having competitive advantages in the form of lower labor costs, Cognizant nevertheless has found ways to keep expanding and growing its footprint.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC reduced its stake in Cognizant (NASDAQ:CTSH) by 6.2% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 31,900 shares of the information technology service provider’s stock after selling 2,100 shares during the period. Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC’s holdings in Cognizant were worth $2,568,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $9.89 billion.
    Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $14.34 billion.
    Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE: LPX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $692.63 million.
    Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSH) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.06 per share on revenue of 3.90 billion.
    Manchester United plc (NYSE: MANU) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $1.35 per share on revenue of $193.67 million.
    Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $3.24 billion.
    Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NYSE: WLTW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.01 per share on revenue of $2.23 billion.
    Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.28 per share on revenue of $922.42 million.
    TravelCenters of America LLC (NASDAQ: TA) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.16 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $723.93 million.
    Welbilt, Inc. (NYSE: WBT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $329.71 million.
    Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ: HZNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $234.17 million.

     

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mackay Shields LLC acquired a new stake in Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 220,500 shares of the information technology service provider’s stock, valued at approximately $17,750,000.