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Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now

Today, Sept. 18, 2018 is National Cheeseburger Day and that means there are loads of deals for customers.

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Starting off today we’ll talk about the special offer that Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) has for its customers. The chain is offering one free Dave’s Single every day during September. To take advantage of this deal, customers have to order any other item first. They also must use the fast food chain’s mobile app for their order.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: CPI Aerostructures, Inc.(CVU)

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®” or the “Company”) is a United States (“U.S.”) supplier of aircraft parts for fixed wing aircraft and helicopters in both the commercial and defense markets. We are a manufacturer of structural aircraft parts and aerosystems. Additionally, we leverage our global supply chain skills to assist our customers in managing a diverse worldwide supplier market by providing “one stop shopping” for an assortment of aerospace parts. Within the global aerostructures supply chain, we are either a Tier 1 supplier to aircraft original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) or a Tier 2 subcontractor to major Tier 1 manufacturers. We also are a prime contractor to the U.S. Department of Defense, primarily the Air Force. In addition to our assembly operations, we provide engineering; program management, supply chain management, and maintenance repair and overhaul (“MRO”) services.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (NYSE: CVU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $18.50 million.

    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $86.96 million.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Super Micro Computer, Inc.(SMCI)

Super Micro Computer, Inc., incorporated on August 28, 2006, offers server technology. The Company develops and provides end-to-end green computing solutions to the data center, cloud computing, enterprise information technology information technology (IT), big data, high performance computing (HPC) and embedded markets. The Company’s solutions range from server, storage, blade and workstations to full racks, networking devices, server management software and technology support and services. The Company sells its server systems and server subsystems and accessories through a combination of distributors, including value added resellers and system integrators, and other equipment manufacturers (OEMs), as well as through its direct sales force. As of June 30, 2015, the Company offered over 4,550 stock keeping units (SKUs), including SKUs for server and storage systems, serverboards, chassis, power supplies and other system accessories. The Company develops and manufactures server solutions based upon a modular and open architecture. The Company offers a range of application optimized server solutions, including rackmount and blade server systems and subsystems and accessories, which customers can use to build complete server systems.

Server Systems

The Company sells server systems in rackmount, standalone tower, blade, Twin and multi-node form factors. As of June 30, 2015, the Company offered over 1,000 different server systems. The Company’s Twin architecture series of server systems, including 1U Twin, 2U Twin, 2U Twin2, 2U Twin3, TwinPro, TwinBlade and FatTwin are optimized for density and performance for customers’ storage, HPC and cloud computing requirements. Its graphics processor unit (GPU)/Xeon Phi optimized server systems in 1U, 2U, 4U and blade platforms achieve parallel processing capability with Intel’s Many Integrated Core (MIC), architecture based on Xeon Phi and are designed to provide high performance in calculation intensive applications. Its MicroCloud server ! systems are multi-node UP servers with up to 24 hot-pluggable nodes and 16 hot-swappable hard disk drives (HDDs) in a compact 3U form factor. The Company’s SuperBlades and MicroBlades are designed to share a common computing infrastructure. The Company’s SuperBlade and MicroBlade server systems provide energy saving server solutions for dedicated hosting, Web front end, cloud computing services, content delivery and social networking.

The Company’s SuperStorage solutions in 2U, 3U and 4U platforms provide high-density storage solutions. Its Super Storage Bridge Bay is optimized for enterprise-level storage applications, which can incorporate serial advanced technology attachment (SATA), statistical analysis system (SAS), and fiber channel (FC) storage solutions and provides hot-swappable canisters for all active components in the server for ease of servicing. The Company’s’ Ultra Server systems in 1U and 2U platforms provide input/output (IO) performance. They are single server platform, which can be optimized for a range of applications. Its developed switch products 10G/40G Ethernet and InfiniBand switches for rack-mount servers. These switch products enable the Company to up-sell its server products, but also generate additional revenues. Its SuperRack server solutions offers a range of accessory options, including front, rear and side expansion units to provide modular solutions for system configuration. SuperRack offers easy installation and rear access with no obstructions for hot-swap devices, user-friendly cabling and cable identification, and integration of high-density server, storage and blade systems.

The Company’s remote system management solutions, such as its Server Management suite (SSM), including Supermicro Power Management software (SPM), Supermicro Command Manager (SCM), Supermicro Update Manager (SUM) and SuperDoctor 5 (SD5), are designed for server farm or data centers’ system administration and management. SPM is designed for HPC/Data Center cluster deplo! yment and! management. The Command Line Interface (CLI), which utilizes the Linux operating system, provides a working environment for its system integrators or the cluster administrators to deploy, configure, control, and manage the HPC cluster.

Server Subsystems and Accessories

The Company offers an array of modular server subsystems and accessories or building blocks in the industry that are sold off-the-shelf or built-to-order. The Company designs its serverboards with the chipset, networking technologies and infrastructure software. Its serverboard is designed and optimized to adhere to specific physical, electrical and design requirements in order to work with certain combinations of chassis and power supplies and achieve maximum functionality. As of June 30, 2015, the Company offered over 500 SKUs for serverboards. Its chassis are designed to house the Company’s servers while maintaining interoperability, adhering to industry standards and increasing output efficiency through power supply design. Its server chassis come with hot-plug, heavy-duty fans, fan speed control and an air shroud design to maximize airflow redundancy. The Company has developed Battery Backup Power (BBP) modules, which provide the same dimension, output pin assignment and work with some existing alternating current (AC) hot swap redundant module models. As of June 30, 2015, the Company offered over 550 SKUs for chassis and power supplies.

Other System Accessories

As part of its server component offerings, the Company also offers other system accessories that its customers may require or that it uses to build its server solutions. These other products include microprocessors, memory and disk drives that generally are third party developed and manufactured products that the Company resells without modification. As of June 30, 2015, it offered over 2,500 SKUs for other system accessories.

Supermicro Global Services

The Company’s Supermicro Global Services cons! ist of cu! stomer support services and hardware enhanced services. Its customer support organization provides ongoing maintenance and technical support for its products through Website and round the clock continuous direct phone based support. The Company’s hardware enhanced services organization provides help desk services and product on-site support for its server systems. Its customer support services offer warranties, generally from 1 to 3 years, and warranty upgrade options for products sold by the Company’s direct sales team and approved distributors. The Company offers different levels of on-site support that vary depending on specific services, response times, coverage hours and duration, repair priority levels, spare parts requirements, logistics, data privacy and security needs. Its services include server system integration, configuration and software upgrades and updates, identify service requirements, create and execute the project plan, conduct verification testing, training and provide technical documentation.

The Company competes with Dell Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, Lenovo, Cisco and Quanta Computer, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of Chinese tech giant Lenovo (NASDAQOTH:LNVGY) recently tumbled after a Bloomberg BusinessWeek report claimed the Chinese government used grain-sized chips to hack Super Micro’s (NASDAQ:SMCI) motherboards. The report claims that when Silicon Valley-based Super Micro’s motherboards were assembled at Chinese factories, the Chinese government installed the spy chips to steal trade secrets from Super Micro’s customers, including Apple and Amazon.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of Super Micro Computer (NASDAQ:SMCI) have gotten completely destroyed today, down by 43% as of 2:20 p.m. EDT, after Bloomberg published a bombshell report alleging that the company’s server motherboards had been subject to a malicious hardware attack. The Chinese government is alleged to have installed a malicious chip used for spying purposes.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market finished Wednesday on a quiet note, with various major benchmarks moving in different directions. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down about 90 points on weakness in some major industrial and insurance company names, but the Nasdaq Composite posted a similar-sized percentage gain. More broadly, market participants appear to be waiting to see whether strong corporate performance can keep overcoming pressure on the geopolitical front and send stocks to new highs. For some individual companies, though, bad news pushed shares lower. CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL), Super Micro Computer (NASDAQ:SMCI), and Lear (NYSE:LEA) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation(CTSH)

We are a leading provider of information technology (IT), consulting and business process services, dedicated to helping the world’s leading companies build stronger businesses. Our clients engage us to help them operate more efficiently, provide solutions for critical business and technology problems, and to help them drive technology-based innovation and growth. Our core competencies include: business, process, operations and IT consulting, application development and systems integration, enterprise information management, application testing, application maintenance, IT infrastructure services, and business process services. We tailor our services to specific industries and utilize an integrated global delivery model. This seamless global sourcing model combines industry-specific expertise, client service teams based on-site at the client locations and delivery teams located at dedicated near-shore and offshore global delivery centers.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Rotonti]

    Rotonti: Cognizant (NASDAQ:CTSH) recently named a new CEO. Does this change your investment thesis in the company?

    Allen: No. Cognizant’s consulting and outsourcing model is benefiting from the increasing importance of technology spending and the scarcity of skilled tech labor, which should allow the company to generate high-single-digit revenue growth for many years. Francisco D’Souza has been the CEO since 2007 and was a co-founder of the company in 1994. After a successful tenure, he’s ready to retire and we wish him all the best. The board conducted a thorough search process and selected Brian Humphries from Vodafone Business, who will bring a fresh perspective to the company.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (NASDAQ:CTSH)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 6, 2019, 8:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rockland Trust Co. cut its stake in shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (NASDAQ:CTSH) by 1.1% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 125,988 shares of the information technology service provider’s stock after selling 1,451 shares during the quarter. Rockland Trust Co.’s holdings in Cognizant Technology Solutions were worth $9,720,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Templeton Dragon Fund Inc.(TDF)

Templeton Dragon Fund, Inc. is a closed ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by Templeton Asset Management Ltd. It invests in the public equity markets of China. The fund invests in stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors. It invests in value stocks of companies. The fund typically employs fundamental analysis focusing on factors like growth prospects, competitive positions in export markets, technologies, research and development, productivity, labor costs, raw material costs and sources, profit margins, returns on investment, capital resources, government regulation and management. Templeton Dragon Fund, Inc was formed on September 20. 1994 and is domiciled in Singapore.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about Templeton Dragon Fund Inc common stock (NYSE:TDF) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Templeton Dragon Fund Inc common stock earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9946586007156 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Templeton Dragon Fund Inc common stock (NYSE:TDF) major shareholder City Of London Investment Grou bought 8,155 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 12th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $22.87 per share, with a total value of $186,504.85. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Hexcel Corporation(HXL)

Hexcel Corporation, founded in 1946, was incorporated in California in 1948, and reincorporated in Delaware in 1983. Hexcel Corporation and its subsidiaries (herein referred to as “Hexcel”, “the Company”, “we”, “us”, or “our”), is a leading advanced composites company. We develop, manufacture, and market lightweight, high-performance structural materials, including carbon fibers, specialty reinforcements, prepregs and other fiber-reinforced matrix materials, honeycomb, adhesives, engineered honeycomb and composite structures, for use in Commercial Aerospace, Space & Defense and Industrial markets. Our products are used in a wide variety of end applications, such as commercial and military aircraft, space launch vehicles and satellites, wind turbine blades, automotive, a wide variety of recreational products and other industrial applications.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Hexcel Corp. (NYSE: HXL) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Loop Capital. It closed down 0.5% at $71.25 ahead of this call, and its consensus target price was $72.31.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    It’s well known that both Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Airbus (NASDAQOTH:EADSY) are ramping up their production of aircraft in response to multi-year backlogs and ongoing strength in orders. Each is a highly investable companies in its own right — Boeing, in particular, looks well positioned to grow cash flow and earnings. But what about investing in one of their suppliers, like advanced composite technology company Hexcel (NYSE:HXL)? Let’s take a look at the factors that could make that company attractive for investors.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cinemark Holdings Inc(CNK)

Cinemark Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the motion picture exhibition business. As of June 30, 2011, it operated 436 theatres with 4,983 screens in 39 states of the United States, as well as in Brazil, Mexico, and 11 other Latin American countries. The company is headquartered in Plano, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: AAPL, DBX, STMP
    Shares of Dropbox Inc. (NYSE: DBX) plunged more than 10% after the company’s forward guidance fell well short of Wall Street expectations Thursday. Even though the firm topped quarterly earnings and revenue expectations, the cloud storage giant announced it would take a large write down on the value of its recent HelloSign acquisition. That will impact company margins in the year ahead, in addition to the firm’s plans to relocate offices to San Francisco, where rents are much higher. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) continues to remain in the headlines. The firm’s iPhone sales had been declining before the company decided to stop reporting unit sales beginning this year. But as Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald told readers in October 2017, Apple is no longer a device company. In fact, it hasn’t been a device company for years. Its shift into services has helped boost investor confidence, and it just made a major announcement that will target firms like Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Hulu. Apple is one of our top five stocks to buy right now. For the full list, go here now. Shares of Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ: STMP) plunged more than 50% in pre-market hours after the shipping products company announced it was ending its exclusive partnership with the USPS. The company also said it expected a massive downturn in profitability. The firm’s full-year guidance was set between $5.15 and $6.15. That is well below the $10.79 figure anticipated by analysts. During its earnings call last night, the firm’s CEO said that USPS would not accept the terms of its partnership proposal. On Friday, look for earnings reports from Aut

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. trimmed its stake in shares of Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CNK) by 11.0% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 19,865 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,460 shares during the period. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc.’s holdings in Cinemark were worth $711,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Stocks For 2019

American International Group Inc. decreased its holdings in Acorda Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ACOR) by 20.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 27,697 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 7,165 shares during the period. American International Group Inc.’s holdings in Acorda Therapeutics were worth $655,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in ACOR. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Acorda Therapeutics by 7.1% in the 4th quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 302,836 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $6,496,000 after purchasing an additional 20,148 shares in the last quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Acorda Therapeutics by 12.7% in the 4th quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. now owns 51,801 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $1,111,000 after purchasing an additional 5,857 shares in the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas purchased a new stake in shares of Acorda Therapeutics in the 4th quarter valued at $347,000. California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its stake in shares of Acorda Therapeutics by 4.4% in the 4th quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 68,452 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $1,468,000 after purchasing an additional 2,881 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Swiss National Bank boosted its stake in shares of Acorda Therapeutics by 8.3% in the 4th quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 82,500 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $1,770,000 after purchasing an additional 6,300 shares in the last quarter.

Best Stocks For 2019: Templeton Dragon Fund Inc.(TDF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about Templeton Dragon Fund Inc common stock (NYSE:TDF) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Templeton Dragon Fund Inc common stock earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9946586007156 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Templeton Dragon Fund Inc common stock (NYSE:TDF) major shareholder City Of London Investment Grou bought 8,155 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 12th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $22.87 per share, with a total value of $186,504.85. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Best Stocks For 2019: U S Concrete, Inc.(USCR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Three growth stocks I’d buy right now are animal health leader Zoetis (NYSE:ZTS), ready-mix concrete specialist U.S. Concrete (NASDAQ:USCR), and leading biodiesel producer Renewable Energy Group (NASDAQ:REGI). Here’s why.

  • [By ]

    Sterling Construction Co. Inc (STRL) : “I’m going to stick with U.S. Concrete (USCR) .”

    B&G Foods (BGS) : “No, we’re going to stay away. This group is a snake pit.”

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

    We posed that question to a team of Motley Fool investors to identify three stocks our kids will brag about having owned for years, and they picked U.S. Concrete (NASDAQ:USCR), Teladoc (NYSE:TDOC), and Rollins (NYSE:ROL). Read on to find out why these companies deserve that distinction.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Shares of U.S. Concrete (NASDAQ:USCR) gained 12.5% in February, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. That advance, however, came in the wake of horrid performance in 2018: Through February, the stock had lost roughly half its value since the start of last year. But the news here isn’t all bad.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    US Concrete (NASDAQ:USCR) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Best Stocks For 2019: MCBC Holdings, Inc.(MCFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of MCBC Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:MCFT) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the eight brokerages that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $28.08.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69
  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    MCBC Holdings (NASDAQ:MCFT) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $30.42 and last traded at $30.27, with a volume of 14269 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $29.28.

Top Financial Stocks To Own For 2019

Raleigh, NC, based Investment company Cardinal Capital Management buys Novo Nordisk A/S, Envision Healthcare, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Boston Beer Co, Under Armour, Sonic, sells Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Tompkins Financial, Under Armour during the 3-months ended 2016-12-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Cardinal Capital Management. As of 2016-12-31, Cardinal Capital Management owns 113 stocks with a total value of $246 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: NVO, EVHC, RMCF, SAM, UAA, Added Positions: TCB, WBS, SR, LSTR, JKHY, JW.A, RJF, RAVN, MASI, MORN, Reduced Positions: TMP, NVS, HMC, TM, UBS, GRFS, SNY, MKTAY, YDKN, BNS, Sold Out: TEVA, UA,

For the details of Cardinal Capital Management’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Cardinal+Capital+Management

These are the top 5 holdings of Cardinal Capital ManagementJohnson & Johnson (JNJ) – 84,269 shares, 3.94% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.17%3M Co (MMM) – 52,218 shares, 3.79% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.11%Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM) – 72,389 shares, 2.65% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.12%Microsoft Corp (MSFT) – 93,890 shares, 2.37% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.17%Intel Corp (INTC) – 158,915 shares, 2.34% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.60%New Purchase: Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO)

Cardinal Capital Management initiated holdings in Novo Nordisk A/S. The purchase prices were between $31.57 and $41.52, with an estimated average price of $36.25. The stock is now traded at around $35.46. The impact to the portfolio due to this purchase was 0.4%. The holdings were 27,550 shares as of 2016-12-31.

Top Financial Stocks To Own 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.

Top Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: Ishares Trust Dj Us Financial (IYF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

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

Top Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: QCR Holdings Inc.(QCRH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    QCR Holdings (NASDAQ:QCRH) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallJul. 20, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    QCR (NASDAQ: QCRH) and Bancorpsouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of QCR Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCRH) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $53.60.

Top Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: Maiden Hldgs Ltd(MHLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $10.67 per share on revenue of $2.87 billion.
    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $6.00 billion.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $803.36 million.
    Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: SEP) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $751.57 million.
    IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $923.80 million.
    Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $691.75 million.
    Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $7.41 billion.
    ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.84 per share on revenue of $346.28 million.
    TechnipFMC plc (NYSE: FTI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.33 per share on revenue of $3.13 billion.
    Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.91 per share on revenue of $401.76 million.
    The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE: DNB) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $386.91 million.
    Matrix Service Company (NASDAQ: MTRX) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $285.16 million.
    Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MHLD) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $739.31 million.
    tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $428.25 million.
    Copa Holdings,

  • [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 Max Byerly]

    Shares of Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MHLD) dropped 14.5% during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $2.60 and last traded at $2.65. Approximately 2,396,727 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 263% from the average daily volume of 660,901 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.10.

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    Losers
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    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.
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    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.
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Top Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: Templeton Dragon Fund Inc.(TDF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Templeton Dragon Fund Inc common stock (NYSE:TDF) major shareholder City Of London Investment Grou bought 8,155 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 12th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $22.87 per share, with a total value of $186,504.85. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about Templeton Dragon Fund Inc common stock (NYSE:TDF) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Templeton Dragon Fund Inc common stock earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9946586007156 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019

America, get ready for another rate hike.

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated Friday that if the economy stays on track for the next few weeks, a rate hike would likely come when Fed leaders meet March 14-15.

“At our meeting later this month, the committee will evaluate whether employment and inflation are continuing to evolve in line with our expectations, in which case a further adjustment of the federal funds rate would likely be appropriate,” Yellen said in a speech in Chicago.

The Fed last raised rates in December — only its second rate hike in about a decade. A rate increase would be another sign that the U.S. economy is closer to full health after a very slow recovery from the Great Recession.

Rising rates affect millions of Americans, from home buyers to savers. They also have a major impact on the global economy and financial markets.

Yellen’s comments come after other Fed leaders have hinted at raising, or “tightening,” interest rates in the near future.

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy 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.

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: NBT Bancorp Inc.(NBTB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Potlatch Corporation(PCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Joseph Griffin]

    Sei Investments Co. grew its position in Potlatchdeltic Corp (NASDAQ:PCH) by 39.9% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 68,663 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 19,589 shares during the quarter. Sei Investments Co.’s holdings in Potlatchdeltic were worth $3,574,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Potlatchdeltic Corp (NASDAQ:PCH) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $49.60.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [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.

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Colony Bankcorp Inc.(CBAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [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.

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Templeton Dragon Fund Inc.(TDF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Templeton Dragon Fund Inc common stock (NYSE:TDF) major shareholder City Of London Investment Grou bought 8,155 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 12th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $22.87 per share, with a total value of $186,504.85. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: 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.

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Bonavista Energy (TSE:BNP) had its price target reduced by TD Securities from C$3.00 to C$2.75 in a research note released on Friday. They currently have a buy rating on the stock.

Other equities research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. Desjardins lowered their price target on shares of Bonavista Energy from C$2.75 to C$2.50 and set a hold rating for the company in a research report on Monday, March 5th. BMO Capital Markets lowered their price target on shares of Bonavista Energy from C$2.25 to C$1.50 in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. Royal Bank of Canada cut shares of Bonavista Energy from an outperform rating to a sector perform rating and lowered their price target for the stock from C$3.00 to C$2.00 in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. CIBC lowered their price target on shares of Bonavista Energy from C$3.00 to C$2.50 in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, National Bank Financial lowered their price target on shares of Bonavista Energy from C$2.25 to C$1.75 and set a sector perform rating for the company in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given 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 a consensus target price of C$2.30.

Hot Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: Porter Bancorp Inc.(PBIB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Porter Bancorp (NASDAQ:PBIB) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Porter Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.3359026173577 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

Hot Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: Templeton Dragon Fund Inc.(TDF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Templeton Dragon Fund Inc common stock (NYSE:TDF) major shareholder City Of London Investment Grou bought 8,155 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 12th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $22.87 per share, with a total value of $186,504.85. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Hot Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: Colony Bankcorp Inc.(CBAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Hot Financial Stocks To Invest In 2019: Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc.(BNCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) has trended positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Beneficial Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.38 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.8699493506664 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ: BNCL) and Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Beneficial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:BNCL) Director Thomas J. Lewis sold 973 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.50, for a total value of $16,054.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report released on Tuesday morning.

    Shares of Beneficial Bancorp opened at $16.35 on Tuesday, MarketBeat.com reports. The company has a quick ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51. The company has a market capitalization of $1.23 billion, a P/E ratio of 31.44 and a beta of 0.55. Beneficial Bancorp has a fifty-two week low of $14.40 and a fifty-two week high of $17.50.

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Templeton Dragon Fund Inc.(TDF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Templeton Dragon Fund Inc common stock (NYSE:TDF) major shareholder City Of London Investment Grou bought 8,155 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 12th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $22.87 per share, with a total value of $186,504.85. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Old Second Bancorp Inc.(OSBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch 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.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Tree.com Inc.(TREE)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gabelli Funds LLC trimmed its position in shares of LendingTree (NASDAQ:TREE) by 2.9% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 8,450 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 250 shares during the period. Gabelli Funds LLC’s holdings in LendingTree were worth $2,773,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [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.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    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 Logan Wallace]

    Rhumbline Advisers decreased its position in LendingTree (NASDAQ:TREE) by 13.9% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 13,988 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 2,252 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers’ holdings in LendingTree were worth $4,590,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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.

  • [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.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: W.R. Berkley Corporation(WRB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine cut shares of W. R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Monday morning.

    WRB has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Bank of America cut shares of W. R. Berkley from a neutral rating to an underperform rating and set a $74.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Thursday, June 14th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of W. R. Berkley from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. Boenning Scattergood restated a hold rating on shares of W. R. Berkley in a report on Wednesday, April 25th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on shares of W. R. Berkley in a report on Monday. They set a sell rating and a $74.00 target price on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and eight have issued a hold rating to the stock. W. R. Berkley currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $70.78.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    W. R. Berkley (NYSE: WRB) and State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel, Jordan Wathen, and Dan Caplinger]

    The financial sector has been one of the best-performing areas of the market over the past few years, but there’s reason to believe that the group could continue to outperform. Here’s why our financial sector specialists think Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), and Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) could be smart buys right now.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    After Wells Fargo’s (NYSE:WFC) fake-accounts scandal was revealed in 2016, Buffett said that the bank remained a compelling long-term investment and that he had no plans to sell any of Berkshire’s massive stake. At last year’s meeting, Buffett reiterated that while the bank made a big mistake by incentivizing cross-selling, it still was a great company.

  • [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 Fargostock 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

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Excluding the company’s stake in Kraft Heinz Co. (NYSE: KHC), its top five holdings at the end of last year were as follows:

    American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP): a 17.6% stake valued at $15 billion with a cost basis of $1.3 billion Phillips 66 Co. (NYSE: PSX): a 14.9% stake valued at $7.5 billion and a cost basis of $5.8 billion Moody’s Corp. (NYSE: MCO): a 12.9% stake valued at $3.6 billion with a cost basis of $248 million Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC): a 9.9% stake valued at $29.3 billion and a cost basis of $11.8 billion Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO): a 9.4% stake valued at $18.4 billion with a cost basis of $1.2 billion

    The following are a few of Buffett’s comments from the letter.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) has had an eventful couple of years, and not in a good way. The bank’s public perception has been rocked by three major scandals, including the infamous fake-accounts scandal, which has not only resulted in sub-par business performance, but has resulted in a string of penalties, fines, and consumer refunds as well.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: 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.

Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2019

Brokerages expect Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE:SNV) to announce sales of $356.41 million for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Seven analysts have provided estimates for Synovus Financial’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $358.70 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $353.15 million. Synovus Financial reported sales of $319.80 million during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 11.4%. The business is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 17th.

On average, analysts expect that Synovus Financial will report full year sales of $1.44 billion for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $1.43 billion to $1.45 billion. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the business will report sales of $1.54 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $1.52 billion to $1.56 billion. Zacks’ sales calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover Synovus Financial.

Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2019: 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 5 Financial Stocks For 2019: 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 For 2019: BofI Holding Inc.(BOFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    BofI Holding Inc(NASDAQ:BOFI) has made for a remarkable investment over the past decade. Its stock price is up an incredible 2,140% since the start of 2008, a remarkable17-foldbetter total return than theS&P 500over the same period of time. Over that period it has grown its assets almost 860% and increased earnings per share almost 2,600%.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Internet-only bankBofI Holding, Inc.(NASDAQ:BOFI) reported its third-quarter fiscal 2018 earnings after market close on April 26, delivering a solid 27% increase in earnings per share. Book value per share increased 16.5% in the quarter, spurred higher by 15% growth of its loan portfolio. Deposits also grew an impressive total, up 17% in the quarter, providing BofI with the necessary cash to fund its loan growth.

  • [By Michael Douglass]

    BofI(NASDAQ:BOFI) stock doesn’t fit anybody’s definition of “cheap.”

    To be more precise, it’s trading at 2.9 times tangible book value (TBV). That’s undeniably expensive for any bank; generally, you hope to see that ratio closer to 1.2 to 1.5 times TBV.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    The year was 1999 and “internet” stocks were all the rage. On opposite sides of the country, two banks — BofI Holding (NASDAQ:BOFI) and First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK)– were both betting on a business model of asset-light internet banking. Nearly two decades later, one of these banks has grown into a $2.6 billion force to be contended with, while the other lags behind with a market cap of less than $350 million.

  • [By Jordan Wathen, Matthew Frankel, and Dan Caplinger]

    Rather than gamble on the next big penny stock, investors would do well to buy quality companies worth owning for the long haul. In the article below, three Fool.com contributors make the case for BofI Holding (NASDAQ:BOFI),Jefferies Financial Group (NYSE:JEF), and The Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) as stocks to consider adding to your portfolio.

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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) .”

Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2019: Brookline Bancorp Inc.(BRKL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Head to Head Analysis: Brookline Bancorp (BRKL) & Kearny Financial (KRNY) (americanbankingnews.com) Head-To-Head Contrast: Brookline Bancorp (BRKL) versus Northfield Bancorp (NFBK) (americanbankingnews.com) The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Kforce, Burlington Stores, Brookline Bancorp, Federated National Holding and Salem Media Group (finance.yahoo.com) Brookline Bancorp (BRKL) vs. Charter Financial (CHFN) Critical Comparison (americanbankingnews.com)

    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.

  • [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.

Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2019: Templeton Dragon Fund Inc.(TDF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Templeton Dragon Fund Inc common stock (NYSE:TDF) major shareholder City Of London Investment Grou bought 8,155 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 12th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $22.87 per share, with a total value of $186,504.85. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.