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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now

Sports and stocks go hand in hand.

Wall Street denizens often talk about slam dunk investments and describe the economic cycle as being in a particular inning.

So it makes perfect sense that there’s an ETF dedicated to the business of sports.

The ProSports Sponsors exchange-traded fund, which has the ticker symbol FANZ (FANZ), invests in companies that have business deals with the four major US team sports leagues.

Nick Fullerton, CEO of SportsETFs, the company behind the fund, said it was set up last year to take advantage of the popularity of team sports, which bring in big dollars.

Legal gambling, which is set to spread across the United States, could boost that popularity even more.

Fullerton was quick to point out that the companies in the FANZ ETF must have an actual sponsorship with a major league, and not just a naming rights deal on a stadium.

No CMGIs or Enrons here.

“These are blue chip companies with strong balance sheets and cash flow,” Fullerton said.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Universal Health Services, Inc.(UHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TheStreet cut shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (NYSE:UHS) from a b rating to a c+ rating in a research note published on Friday morning.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (UHS)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp lifted its stake in shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (NYSE:UHS) by 4.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 34,800 shares of the health services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,400 shares during the quarter. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp’s holdings in Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B were worth $3,878,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Parametrica Management Ltd acquired a new stake in Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 1,694 shares of the health services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $201,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Quorum Health (NYSE: QHC) and Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Gartner, Inc.(IT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o
  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Shares of research services specialist Gartner (NYSE:IT) outpaced the market by rising 11% last month compared to a 3% increase in the S&P 500, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Gartner Inc. (NYSE:IT) announced strong second-quarter 2018 results late Wednesday, highlighting broad-based growth across the business and the recent sale of several non-core segments.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc.(MPO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Midstates Petroleum Company Inc (NYSE:MPO) shares reached a new 52-week low during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $11.50 and last traded at $11.58, with a volume of 2648 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $12.02.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Midstates Petroleum (NYSE:MPO) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring 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. Midstates Petroleum earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the energy producer an impact score of 46.005644497441 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about Midstates Petroleum (NYSE:MPO) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Midstates Petroleum earned a news sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the energy producer an impact score of 46.8675209319962 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 Ethan Ryder]

    News stories about Midstates Petroleum (NYSE:MPO) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Midstates Petroleum earned a news impact score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the energy producer an impact score of 45.5617713297556 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sempra Energy(SRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) had its price objective upped by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co from $126.00 to $128.00 in a report released on Monday. The firm currently has an “outperform” rating on the utilities provider’s stock. Wells Fargo & Co‘s target price suggests a potential upside of 12.16% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) which rose over 15% to $117.18. The stock’s 52-week range is $100.49 to $122.98. Volume was about 12 million compared to the daily average volume of 2 million.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sirius Real Estate Limited (LON:SRE) insider Andrew Coombs bought 400,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 14th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 65 ($0.87) per share, with a total value of £260,000 ($346,158.97).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS purchased a new position in Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 38,230 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $4,439,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    IFM Investors Pty Ltd raised its holdings in shares of Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) by 10.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 7,414 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 711 shares during the quarter. IFM Investors Pty Ltd’s holdings in Sempra Energy were worth $825,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Fiduciary Financial Services of The Southwest Inc. TX lessened its position in shares of Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) by 6.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 22,499 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 1,445 shares during the quarter. Fiduciary Financial Services of The Southwest Inc. TX’s holdings in Sempra Energy were worth $2,612,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Exelixis, Inc.(EXEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street had another good session on Thursday, with further gains for major markets as benchmarks like the Russell 2000 index of small-cap stocks flirted with record highs. A favorable reading from the consumer price index showed only modest growth in prices, and the idea that inflation remains in check led market participants to believe that the Federal Reserve won’t have to speed up its efforts to return short-term interest rates to more normal levels. Yet even with the overall market picking up ground, some companies had bad news that weighed on their share prices. Booking Holdings (NASDAQ:BKNG), Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL), and L Brands (NYSE:LB) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Shares of Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL) have jumped 9.8% as of 11:47 a.m. EDT Thursday, having been up as much as 13% earlier, after the biotech released solid second-quarter earnings after the bell yesterday. The company continues to expand sales of its lead drug, Cabometyx, assuaging investors’ fears that competition might cut into the drug’s growth.

  • [By Sean Williams, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]

    With this in mind, we asked three of our Motley Fool investors to name one healthcare stock they believe could be worth buying right now. Cancer drug developer Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL), generic-drug manufacturer Lannett (NYSE:LCI), and medical device megacap Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) all made the cut. 

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Penn Virginia Resource Partners LP(PVR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    PVR Partners, L.P. (PVR) is engaged in the gathering and processing of natural gas and the management of coal and natural resource properties in the United States. The Company operates in three business segments: Eastern Midstream, Midcontinent Midstream and Coal and Natural Resource Management. In March 2014, Regency Energy Partners LP announced that it has acquired acquires all of PVR Partners, L.P’s outstanding units.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: OCI Partners LP(OCIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    OCI Partners (NYSE:OCIP) shares hit a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The company traded as low as $10.45 and last traded at $10.45, with a volume of 1357 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $10.40.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ASAHI KASEI Cor/ADR (NYSE: OCIP) and OCI Partners (NYSE:OCIP) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of OCI Partners (NYSE:OCIP) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $10.00 and last traded at $9.85, with a volume of 0 shares traded.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Greene County Bancorp, Inc.(GCBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Greene County Bancorp (NASDAQ: GCBC) and Heritage Financial (NASDAQ:HFWA) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Greene County Bancorp (NASDAQ:GCBC) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Warren Resources Inc.(WRES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: BankUnited, Inc.(BKU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas trimmed its holdings in BankUnited (NYSE:BKU) by 35.6% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 23,661 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 13,097 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in BankUnited were worth $946,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BankUnited (NYSE:BKU) reached a new 52-week high and low on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $44.17 and last traded at $43.79, with a volume of 44855 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $43.75.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    BankUnited (BKU) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $277.17 Million (americanbankingnews.com) BankUnited (BKU) Insider Sells $40,630.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) BankUnited (BKU) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.79 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Head to Head Contrast: BankUnited (BKU) and Capitol Federal Financial (CFFN) (americanbankingnews.com)

    NYSE BKU opened at $40.62 on Wednesday. BankUnited has a 12-month low of $30.37 and a 12-month high of $43.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.58, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a current ratio of 0.96. The company has a market capitalization of $4.30 billion, a PE ratio of 15.33, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.39 and a beta of 1.04.

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Best Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: 21Vianet Group, Inc.(VNET)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de
  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Seadrill’s rally demonstrates how profitable penny stocks can be for savvy investors. With Seadrill’s gains already on the books, we’ll look at a stock that’s on track to generate tremendous returns – a small cap that just completed a groundbreaking acquisition with huge profit potential…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    Seadrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) $0.58 98.74%
    Vivis Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) $0.83 59.97%
    MEI Pharma Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP) $3.45 43.40%
    Transenterix Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) $3.15 35.72%
    Akers Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: AKER) $0.65 34.38%
    Galectin Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: GALT) $4.54 32.58%
    Phoenix New Media Ltd. (NYSE ADR: FENG) $5.65 32.22%
    Heat Biologics Inc. (Nasdaq: HTBX) $1.73 31.37%
    Bright Scholar Education Ltd. (NYSE ADR: BEDU) $18.51 29.03%
    21 Vianet Group Inc. (Nasdaq: VNET) $7.36 28.72%

    These gains are incredibly exciting. However, not all penny stocks are equally strong investments.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares climbed 31.68 percent to close at $7.19 on Wednesday. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares gained 24.15 percent to close at $3.29. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) shares surged 24 percent to close at $6.82.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 20.25 percent to close at $4.87.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) shares surged 18.42 percent to close at $22.50
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) rose 16.15 percent to close at $83.34. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    Pain Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTIE) shares jumped 16.07 percent to close at $10.62.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) rose 16.04 percent to close at $14.11.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) gained 14.88 percent to close at $6.33.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) rose 13.96 percent to close at $5.55.
    Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) jumped 13.88 percent to close at $67.27 on Wednesday.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) jumped 12.59 percent to close at $11.98 after reporting Q1 results.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) rose 12.01 percent to close at $5.13.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) gained 11.93 percent to close at $3.19.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) climbed 11.66 percent to close at $24.52 on Wednesday after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M) rose 10.83 percent to close at $33.17 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter and lifted guidance.
    ChemoCentryx, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCXI) gained 9.36 percent to close at $12.50. Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on ChemoCentryx with a Buy rating.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX)
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares jumped 26.5 percent to $6.9042. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares climbed 17.4 percent to $3.11. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Flanigan's Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BDL) shares jumped 17 percent to $27.97 following Q2 results. Flanigan's Enterprises posted Q2 earnings of $0.75 per share on sales of $29.456 million.
    Borqs Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRQS) rose 15.8 percent to $8.05 after reporting Q1 results.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) jumped 15.3 percent to $82.75. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 15.1 percent to $6.33.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) rose 13.8 percent to $6.27.
    Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) gained 12.8 percent to $5.98. H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage on Enphase Energy with a Buy rating.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares surged 12.1 percent to $21.68 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    NF Energy Saving Corporation (NASDAQ: NFEC) climbed 11.6 percent to $2.399.
    Allied Healthcare Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: AHPI) surged 11.4 percent to $3.0643.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) gained 11.1 percent to $24.40 after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) rose 10.9 percent to $3.16.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) gained 10.1 percent to $11.71 after reporting Q1 results.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) climbed 7.9 percent to $2.61 following Q2 results.
    The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: STKS) gained 7.6 percent to $2.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX) rose 7.3 percent to $0.8798 after the company was granted a patent approval. The clinical-st
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares jumped 113.5 percent to $0.6737 after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares rose 35.34 percent to close at $3.32.
    Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW) shares gained 30.36 percent to $3.65.
    Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: XTNT) shares jumped 25.6 percent to $7.4701 after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for InTice™-C Porous Titanium Cervical Interbody System.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares surged 20 percent to $2.495.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) surged 17.04 percent to $2.61.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 15 percent to $8.32 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the development of next generation interactive educational activities.
    Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) gained 15 percent to $3.39.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 13.7 percent to $49.64. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    FRONTEO, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTEO) shares rose 11.8 percent to $20.956.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares jumped 11.1 percent to $3.38.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) rose 10.6 percent to $7.41.
    NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) shares gained 9 percent to $2.32.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) rose 7.6 percent to $24.19. Northcoast Research upgraded Kelly Services from Neutral to Buy.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares climbed 5.6 percent to $33.70. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX) gained 5.5 percent to $32.56. KeyBanc upgraded Alteryx from Sector Weight to Overweight.
    Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:

Best Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Universal Health Services, Inc.(UHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Parametrica Management Ltd acquired a new stake in Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 1,694 shares of the health services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $201,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Quorum Health (NYSE: QHC) and Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

Best Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Frequency Electronics Inc.(FEIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about Frequency Electronics (NASDAQ:FEIM) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news 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. Frequency Electronics earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 46.4556074629456 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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Although you wouldnt necessarily know it from the relative performance of other banks in its weight class, Farmers Capital (NASDAQ:FFKT) has taken some meaningful self-improvement steps over the last couple of years. These moves have put the company on a path toward better interest spreads, better efficiency ratios, and better growth prospects, all of which should support higher earnings and returns in the coming years.

The valuation argument isnt quite as clean as Id like it to be. The shares do look undervalued on the basis of near-term returns on equity and EPS/EPS growth, not to mention what the shares could fetch in a potential acquisition, but Id like to see a little more discount relative to my long-term earnings growth expectations. At worst, though, this looks like a decent buy that could reward investors if 2018 results come in a little stronger than expected.

A Small Player With A Valuable Niche

Farmers Capital is a small bank no matter how you look at it around $300 million in market cap, under $1.7 billion in assets, and just 34 branches in operation. But what Farmers Capital may lack in size, I believe it can compensate in value, as the bank has a respectable business in Kentuckys Golden Triangle (an area including Cincinnati, Lexington, and Louisville, with above-average population and income growth relative to the region).

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc.(MLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    A flurry of mergers in the master-limited partnership (MLP) segment for pipeline companies rocked the energy sector on Thursday, drawing a sanguine response from Wall Street analysts that generally supported the new, more simplified structures.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Equity Commonwealth(EQC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    HRPT Properties Trust (NYSE:EQC) had its price target boosted by investment analysts at JMP Securities to $33.00 in a report issued on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a “market outperform” rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock. JMP Securities’ target price points to a potential upside of 4.04% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) continued to steadily sell off its portfolio of real estate holdings, closing three more sales during the quarter, bringing its property count down to 13. As a result, cash flow kept declining. That trend doesn’t show any signs of ending given that the company has more properties on the market and doesn’t yet see a good opportunity to make acquisitions.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Chimerix, Inc.(CMRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Chimerix Inc (NASDAQ:CMRX) Director Ernest Mario sold 45,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $4.80, for a total value of $216,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 12,905 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $61,944. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Communications Systems Inc.(JCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA) shares surged 42.76 percent to close at $16.56 on Wednesday in reaction to a new licensing agreement with Europe-based Vifor Pharma. As part of the agreement, the biopharmaceutical company that alleviates pain licensed worldwide rights (except U.S., Japan, and South Korea) to Vifor Pharma to commercialize its KORSUVA therapy to Vifor $70 million.
    Yangtze River Port and Logistics Limited (NASDAQ: YRIV) gained 31.28 percent to close at $7.05 on Wednesday.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) climbed 23.29 percent to close at $126.05 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    EVO Payments, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOP) gained 18.88 percent to close at $19.02. EVO Payments priced its IPO at $16 per share.
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) rose 16.1 percent to close at $6.85.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) gained 15.68 percent to close at $13.65 after announcing pricing of public offering.
    eXp World Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPI) shares jumped 15.01 percent to close at $17.70.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) gained 14.99 percent to close at $4.68.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) rose 14.62 percent to close at $19.36.
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) shares rose 14.34 percent to close at $133.33 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) jumped 13.26 percent to close at $17.34 on Wednesday. Turtle Beach S-3 showed registration for 1.857 million share common stock offering via selling holders.
    Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCS) rose 13.18 percent to close at $3.95. Communications Systems reported establishment of special committee to explore strategic alternatives.
    Immutep Limited (NASDAQ: IMMP) shares climbed 12.95 percent to close at $2.53.
    xG Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: XGTI) rose 12.64 percent to close at $0.8561 after the company&rsq

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Synchronoss Technologies Inc.(SNCR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market had a generally solid performance on Monday, with large-cap indexes posting modest gains even as benchmarks that track the changes of smaller stocks underperformed. The big news of the day came on the trade front, where the White House intervened to reverse previous policy with respect to Chinese smartphone giant ZTE in an apparent effort to gain favor with the world’s most populous nation and second-largest economic power. Investors looked for potential winners from the thawing of relations with China, but not all stocks were able to avoid significant losses. Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB), Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ:SNCR), and DHX Media (NASDAQ:DHXM) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ:SNCR) were suspended from trading on the Nasdaq on Monday due to the company’s failure to satisfy the Nasdaq listing requirements. Synchronoss hasn’t filed a quarterly or annual report with the SEC since February 2017 due to an ongoing financial restatement process. The stock will be quoted on the OTC markets under the same trading symbol during the suspension period. The stock dropped about 7% in pre-market trading.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) jumped 43.3 percent to $0.5447 after the micro-cap specialty diagnostics company reported preliminary first-quarter results. The company said its first quarter revenue rose 286 percent from the same quarter a year ago to $712,000.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) gained 34.5 percent to $4.52 after the company announced it would proceed with Phase 3 development of GR-MD-02 for NASH Cirrhosis following the FDA meeting.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) shares rose 21.9 percent to $8.1063.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16 percent to $15.65.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares jumped 15.5 percent to $3.6263 after the company disclosed that its application for Medicare codes received favorable preliminary decision.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) rose 13.7 percent to $10.12.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 13.7 percent to $4.6743.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares gained 12.2 percent to $35.34 as optical sector is seeing strength following President Trump's announcement that he would work with China related to ZTE Corp.
    Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) shares rose 11.3 percent to $35.17. Jefferies upgraded Tailored Brands from Hold to Buy.
    Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ: KONA) jumped 10.6 percent to $2.875.
    Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ: FNHC) shares rose 10.6 percent to $20.29. Raymond James upgraded Federated National Holding from Outperform to Strong Buy.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) climbed 10.2 percent to $15.15. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) shares climbed 10.1 percent to $3.16. Stein Mart is expected to release Q1 earnings on May 23.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 9.7 percent to $108.60 after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restar

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Genesee & Wyoming, Inc.(GWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Piermont Capital Management Inc. decreased its position in Genesee & Wyoming (NYSE:GWR) by 8.3% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 9,850 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 890 shares during the quarter. Piermont Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Genesee & Wyoming were worth $697,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: STORE Capital Corporation(STOR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ), Store Capital Corporation (NYSE:STOR), and Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) are three Warren Buffett stocks that have especially high dividend yields of more than 4%. What does the Oracle of Omaha like about these stocks — and are they smart picks for other investors right now?

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Leo Sun, and Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Want proof? We asked these Motley Fool investors to highlight a dividend stock that pays a higher yield than Verizon. Here’s why they pickedTanger Factory Outlets (NYSE:SKT), Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN), andSTORE Capital (NYSE:STOR).

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    STORE Capital Corp. Inc. (NYSE: STOR) is the leader in the acquisition, investment and management of Single Tenant Operational Real Estate, which is its target market. Investors receive a 4.94% yield, and shares traded recently at $24.85. The 52-week range is $19.65 to $26.58. The consensus price target is $27.08.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Travelzoo Inc.(TZOO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares jumped 56.69 percent to close at $1.27 on Wednesday on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 26.84 percent to close at $37.10. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) climbed 25.56 percent to close at $10.61.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) gained 24.7 percent to close at $9.75 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) shares climbed 19.24 percent to close at $4.71.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 18.73 percent to close at $18.64.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 18.28 percent to close at $5.89. Genprex expanded its operations to Cambridge, Mass.
    Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) rose 13.92 percent to close at $2.70 following Q1 results.
    Rocky Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCKY) shares surged 13.57 percent to close at $23.85 after reporting Q1 results.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) shares rose 12.5 percent to close at $4.14 on Wednesday.
    USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) jumped 11.24 percent to close at $106.85 following Q1 results.
    SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) rose 11.16 percent to close at $16.24 after the company reported Q4 results and agreed to sell and leaseback eight distribution centers for an aggregate purchase price of $483 million.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares gained 10.74 percent to close at $15.36 following Q3 results.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) rose 9.15 percent to close at $46.28 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares climbed 8.49 percent to close at $64.18 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) gained 8.2 percent to close at $107.94 af
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) got a boost, shooting up 30 percent to $10.16 following strong Q1 results.

    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares were also up, gaining 8 percent to $64.01 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) got a boost, shooting up 25 percent to $9.70 following strong Q1 results.

    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares were also up, gaining 9 percent to $64.54 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Universal Health Services, Inc.(UHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Quorum Health (NYSE: QHC) and Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Parametrica Management Ltd acquired a new stake in Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 1,694 shares of the health services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $201,000.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Celgene Corporation(CELG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG) has certainly had its challenges over the last year, but you wouldn’t have known it from the company’s first-quarter results. The big biotech announced on Friday that its Q1 revenue jumped 20% year over year, with adjusted diluted earnings per share soaring 23%.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Stock No. 1: The first one up, alphabetically, is Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG). The ticker symbol is CELG. Celgene, two years ago, was at $101 a share. Celgene, as of Monday’s market close was down to $84.57. So, not such a great stock pick of mine. Celgene down 16%. The market up 30%. So, we’re going to have to log a minus 46% to start this review of my stocks from five years ago, as Celgene has dropped a little and the market, as we’ve already established, has done quite well.

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

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019

Youre probably tired of hearing this, but long horizons and low fees are two of an investors best friends. Sure, everyone wants to get rich quick, but the best route for most of us is to diversify our holdings, control costs and be patient which is exactly why index funds are becoming more popular by the year.

Just ask Warren Buffett.

The worlds greatest value investor and chief of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) once again proved the superiority of keeping things simple and cheap vs. complicated and costly when he won a 10-year bet with some folks in the hedge-fund industry at 2017s end. To recap: In 2007, Buffett made a $1 million wager that a Standard & Poors 500-stock index fund would outperform a group of hedge funds over the next decade.If he won, the payout would go to charity.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Universal Health Services, Inc.(UHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Quorum Health (NYSE: QHC) and Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Parametrica Management Ltd acquired a new stake in Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 1,694 shares of the health services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $201,000.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust(PMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: CBRE Group, Inc.(CBG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

    These are the top 5 holdings of Jeff UbbenTwenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOX) – 53,326,334 shares, 18.41% of the total portfolio. Alliance Data Systems Corp (ADS) – 5,877,400 shares, 15.07% of the total portfolio. CBRE Group Inc (CBG) – 24,916,923 shares, 10.92% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 13.72%KKR & Co LP (KKR) – 47,750,000 shares, 10.18% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 4.82%Morgan Stanley (MS) – 17,959,620 shares,

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Kronos Worldwide Inc(KRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares ofKronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO) plunged on Wednesday after the company announced first-quarter 2018 results. The titanium dioxide manufacturer reported strong growth compared to the year-ago period thanks to the continued surge in selling prices. Revenue was up 16% and net income nearly doubled relative to the first quarter of 2017. How can Wall Street be displeased with that?

Contrasting Quorum Health (QHC) and Universal Health Services (UHS)

Quorum Health (NYSE: QHC) and Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

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This table compares Quorum Health and Universal Health Services’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Quorum Health $2.07 billion 0.07 -$114.19 million ($1.30) -3.83
Universal Health Services $10.41 billion 1.06 $752.30 million $7.53 15.59

Universal Health Services has higher revenue and earnings than Quorum Health. Quorum Health is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Universal Health Services, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Quorum Health and Universal Health Services, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Quorum Health 0 4 0 0 2.00
Universal Health Services 0 3 11 0 2.79

Quorum Health presently has a consensus price target of $3.88, suggesting a potential downside of 22.19%. Universal Health Services has a consensus price target of $133.00, suggesting a potential upside of 13.28%. Given Universal Health Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Universal Health Services is more favorable than Quorum Health.

Dividends

Universal Health Services pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Quorum Health does not pay a dividend. Universal Health Services pays out 5.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

Quorum Health has a beta of 1.72, suggesting that its share price is 72% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Universal Health Services has a beta of 0.84, suggesting that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

85.3% of Quorum Health shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.5% of Universal Health Services shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.7% of Quorum Health shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of Universal Health Services shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Quorum Health and Universal Health Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Quorum Health -9.14% -46.79% -2.65%
Universal Health Services 7.34% 15.24% 7.15%

Summary

Universal Health Services beats Quorum Health on 14 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Quorum Health

Quorum Health Corporation provides hospital and outpatient healthcare services in the United States. Its hospital and outpatient healthcare services include general and acute care, emergency room, general and specialty surgery, critical care, internal medicine, obstetric, diagnostic, psychiatric, and rehabilitation services. Quorum Health Corporation offers its healthcare services through its hospitals and affiliated facilities, including urgent care centers, diagnostic and imaging centers, physician clinics, and surgery centers. The company, through its subsidiary, Quorum Health Resources, LLC, provides hospital management advisory and healthcare consulting services to non-affiliated hospitals. As of January 5, 2018, it owned or leased 31 hospitals with an aggregate of approximately 3,000 licensed beds. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee.

About Universal Health Services

Universal Health Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, outpatient facilities, and behavioral health care facilities. The company operates through Acute Care Hospital Services, Behavioral Health Care Services, and Other segments. Its hospital offer general and specialty surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology, oncology, diagnostic care, coronary care, pediatric services, pharmacy services, and/or behavioral health services. As of February 28, 2018, it owned and/or operated 326 inpatient facilities, and 32 outpatient and other facilities located in 37 states, Washington, D.C., the United Kingdom, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands. Universal Health Services, Inc. founded in 1978 and is headquartered in King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks For 2018

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Here are our five latest best stocks to buy now…

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks For 2018: Universal Health Services, Inc.(UHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Parametrica Management Ltd acquired a new stake in Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 1,694 shares of the health services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $201,000.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks For 2018: E*TRADE Financial Corporation(ETFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    New York State Teachers Retirement System cut its position in shares of E-Trade (NASDAQ:ETFC) by 1.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 501,653 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 4,970 shares during the quarter. New York State Teachers Retirement System owned about 0.19% of E-Trade worth $27,797,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    E-Trade (NASDAQ:ETFC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.09. E-Trade had a net margin of 28.40% and a return on equity of 11.64%. The firm had revenue of $708.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $686.31 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.48 earnings per share. E-Trade’s quarterly revenue was up 28.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that E-Trade will post 3.62 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    The cryptocurrency market lacks a company that combines currency mining and currency exchange, Dede said. No companies are creating ties between digital currency exchanges and mainstream consumer-focused brokerages, such as TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: AMTD) and E*TRADE Financial Corp (NASDAQ: ETFC), he said. 

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    On Thursday, Cramer said he’ll be listening what PPG (PPG) has to say about commodity price inflation, while E-Trade Financial (ETFC) will provide insight into the state of the individual investor.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks For 2018: Fogo de Chao, Inc.(FOGO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    But with a VQScore of 4, our top score, this company is one of the best stocks you can buy right now, which means the Raymond James rating might be too conservative. Not only are you getting a company with growth potential, you’re getting it at an excellent price.

    Restaurant Stocks to Buy, No. 2: Fogo de Chao Inc. (Nasdaq: FOGO)

    Fogo de Chao Inc. (Nasdaq: FOGO) is upscale Brazilian steakhouse, originally opened in Brazil in 1979. Fogo de Chao currently has 47 restaurants across the world.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks For 2018: Equinix Inc.(EQIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX) reported robust first-quarter 2018 financial results after the market close on Wednesday.

    Shares closed down 6.1% on Thursday, which we can probably attribute to the company revising slightly downward its full-year 2018 adjusted funds from operations (AFFO) outlook, as we’ll get to in a moment. (AFFO is aclosely watched metric for companies organized as real estate investment trusts, or REITs. It’s akin to “earnings” for REITs.)

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is one of the larger capitalization companies in the data center industry. Equinix Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX)provides data center services to protect and connect the information assets for the enterprises, financial services companies, and content and network providers primarily in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    Kevin Kelly spoke on Bloomberg Markets about a bullish options trade in Equinix Inc (NASDAQ: EQIX).

    He wants to buy the September 400/450 call spread in the name for $15.50. The trade breaks even at $415.50 or 5.41 percent above the current market price. It can maximally make a profit of $34.50. The payoff ratio is roughly 2.5 to 1, explained Kelly. He sees this as a derivative play on Microsoft Corporation's (NASDAQ: MSFT) cloud computing.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks For 2018: Hanesbrands Inc.(HBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) shares jumped 17 percent to $3.65.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares rose 13.5 percent to $11.70.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) gained 11.6 percent to $6.75 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares jumped 11.2 percent to $14.95. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares gained 11 percent to $2.2199.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) surged 10.8 percent to $4.50.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) rose 10.1 percent to $3.39.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) climbed 9.6 percent to $32.10. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares jumped 9.1 percent to $25.66. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 8.4 percent to $75.65 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
    Command Security Corporation (NYSE: MOC) shares gained 6.4 percent to $3.0960 after the company disclosed a $23 million five-year contract with LaGuardia Gateway Partners for LaGuardia Airport New Central Terminal Building.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) rose 6.2 percent to $2.41 after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 5.7 percent to $69.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI) gained 4.9 percent to $18.035. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Hanesbrands from Hold to Buy.
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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 78.82 percent to close at $7.26 on Monday.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares jumped 18 percent to close at $2.36.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) climbed 15.7 percent to close at $7.00 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) gained 17.21 percent to close at $3.61.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) rose 14.16 percent to close at $33.45. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
    China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: CIFS) shares jumped 12.79 percent to close at $25.58.
    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares gained 11.52 percent to close at $15.00. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) rose 10.94 percent to close at $22.91.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares rose 10.76 percent to close at $26.05. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares rose 10.02 percent to close at $6.48.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) shares gained 8.37 percent to close at $2.46 on Monday after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares gained 7.81 percent to close at $11.11.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 7.26 percent to close at $70.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 6.66 percent to close at $74.45 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
    Hanesbrands Inc.
  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI) dropped about 0.7% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $16.38. Shares closed at $13.51 on Thursday and the stock’s 52-week high is $25.73. Volume of about 6.1 million shares was about 15% below the daily average. The company had no specific news but when it reported Q1 results earlier in the week, the outlook for the rest of the year was quite cautious.

Parametrica Management Ltd Acquires New Position in Universal Health Services (UHS)

Parametrica Management Ltd acquired a new stake in Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 1,694 shares of the health services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $201,000.

A number of other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in UHS. Cerebellum GP LLC bought a new stake in Universal Health Services in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $127,000. NuWave Investment Management LLC bought a new stake in Universal Health Services in the first quarter valued at approximately $205,000. Commerce Bank bought a new stake in Universal Health Services in the first quarter valued at approximately $208,000. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. raised its stake in Universal Health Services by 43.8% in the fourth quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 2,280 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $258,000 after buying an additional 694 shares during the period. Finally, Zeke Capital Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Universal Health Services in the first quarter valued at approximately $274,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 88.02% of the company’s stock.

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Several analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Universal Health Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, April 27th. Deutsche Bank upped their price objective on Universal Health Services from $132.00 to $138.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. Morgan Stanley restated an “equal weight” rating and issued a $124.00 price objective (up previously from $122.00) on shares of Universal Health Services in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Stephens set a $120.00 price objective on Universal Health Services and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $136.00 price objective on shares of Universal Health Services in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $133.13.

Shares of NYSE UHS opened at $117.77 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $10.93 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.64, a PEG ratio of 1.11 and a beta of 0.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a quick ratio of 0.87 and a current ratio of 0.93.

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, April 25th. The health services provider reported $2.45 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.59 by ($0.14). The firm had revenue of $2.69 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.75 billion. Universal Health Services had a return on equity of 15.24% and a net margin of 7.34%. Universal Health Services’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $2.10 EPS. research analysts expect that Universal Health Services will post 9.41 EPS for the current year.

About Universal Health Services

Universal Health Services, Inc, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, outpatient facilities, and behavioral health care facilities. The company operates through Acute Care Hospital Services, Behavioral Health Care Services, and Other segments. Its hospital offer general and specialty surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology, oncology, diagnostic care, coronary care, pediatric services, pharmacy services, and/or behavioral health services.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS)

Parametrica Management Ltd Acquires New Position in Universal Health Services (UHS)

Parametrica Management Ltd acquired a new stake in Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 1,694 shares of the health services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $201,000.

A number of other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in UHS. Cerebellum GP LLC bought a new stake in Universal Health Services in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $127,000. NuWave Investment Management LLC bought a new stake in Universal Health Services in the first quarter valued at approximately $205,000. Commerce Bank bought a new stake in Universal Health Services in the first quarter valued at approximately $208,000. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. raised its stake in Universal Health Services by 43.8% in the fourth quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 2,280 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $258,000 after buying an additional 694 shares during the period. Finally, Zeke Capital Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Universal Health Services in the first quarter valued at approximately $274,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 88.02% of the company’s stock.

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Several analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Universal Health Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, April 27th. Deutsche Bank upped their price objective on Universal Health Services from $132.00 to $138.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. Morgan Stanley restated an “equal weight” rating and issued a $124.00 price objective (up previously from $122.00) on shares of Universal Health Services in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Stephens set a $120.00 price objective on Universal Health Services and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $136.00 price objective on shares of Universal Health Services in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $133.13.

Shares of NYSE UHS opened at $117.77 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $10.93 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.64, a PEG ratio of 1.11 and a beta of 0.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a quick ratio of 0.87 and a current ratio of 0.93.

Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, April 25th. The health services provider reported $2.45 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.59 by ($0.14). The firm had revenue of $2.69 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.75 billion. Universal Health Services had a return on equity of 15.24% and a net margin of 7.34%. Universal Health Services’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $2.10 EPS. research analysts expect that Universal Health Services will post 9.41 EPS for the current year.

About Universal Health Services

Universal Health Services, Inc, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, outpatient facilities, and behavioral health care facilities. The company operates through Acute Care Hospital Services, Behavioral Health Care Services, and Other segments. Its hospital offer general and specialty surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology, oncology, diagnostic care, coronary care, pediatric services, pharmacy services, and/or behavioral health services.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS)

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foreign investment: Universal Health Services, Inc.(UHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Universal Health Services (UHS), yesterday’s biggest loser, soared to the top of the S&P 500 today as it rebounded from the massive selloff.

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    Universal Health Servicesgained 6.9% to $108.57 today, while the S&P 500 rose 0.4% to 2,262.03.

    Weakness in Universal Health Services began when Buzzfeed ran an article last week, contending the companys psychiatric hospitals put profits ahead of people. Yesterday, it tumbled when Raymond James cut its rating on the stock due to problems that could be caused by a potential Senate investigation.

    Universal Health Services’ market capitalization rose to $10.5 today from $9.8 billion yesterday, nearly recouping its drop from $10.6 billion on Dec. 13.

    It reported net income of $680 million on sales of $9 billion in 2015.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE: UHS) lost 8.4% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $1/99.81 after closing Tuesday at $108.99. The 52-week high is $139.77. Volume of around 5.8 million was nearly 6 times the daily average of around 1 million shares traded. Raymond James downgraded the stock this morning on news of another request for information from the company related to a federal investigation.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) has at least one billion reasons to hope President Trump’s paring back of Dodd-Frank will include the Volcker Rule: Link

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    Piper Jaffray upgraded Best Buy Co (NYSE: BBY) from Neutral to Overweight
    Wells Fargo upgraded Allscripts Healthcare (NASDAQ: MDRX) from Market Perform to Outperform
    Mizuho upgraded Universal Health Service (NYSE: UHS) from Neutral to Buy
    Piper Jaffray downgraded The Michaels Companies (NASDAQ: MIK) from Overweight to Neutral
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  • [By David Zeiler]

    Fear that expense could return if Obamacare is repealed hammered hospital stocks on Nov. 9. HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HCA) fell almost 11%. Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE: UHS) slipped nearly 7%. And Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC) plummeted almost 25%.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Universal Health Services (UHS) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after BuzzFeed published an investigative story alleging that the company’s psychiatric hospitals put profits ahead of people.

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    Shares of Universal Health Services dropped 12% to$111.30 today, while the S&P 500 rose 1.3% to 2,241.35, a record high.

    Universal Health Services’ stock had been minding its business for most of the day–it was up 1.1% at $127.76 at 3:10 p.m. today–when the story by BuzzFeed’s Rosalind Adams went live. Here’s the gist:

    Millwood Hospital is part of Americas largest psychiatric hospital chain, Universal Health Services, or UHS. Its more than 200 psychiatric facilities across the country admitted nearly 450,000 patients last year. The result was almost $7.5 billion in revenues from inpatient care last year and profit margins of around 30%. More than a third of the companys overall revenue from both medical hospitals and psychiatric facilities comes from taxpayers through Medicare and Medicaid.

    A yearlong BuzzFeed News investigation based on interviews with 175 current and former UHS staff, including 18 executives who ran UHS hospitals; more than 120 additional interviews with patients, government investigators, and other experts; and a cache of internal documents raises grave questions about the extent to which those profits were achieved at the expense of patients.

    Universal Health Services market capitalization dropped to $10.7 billion today from $12.3 billion yesterday. It reported net income of $680 million on sales of $9 billion in 2015.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Universal Health Services (UHS) slumped to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after getting downgraded by Raymond James.

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    Universal Health Servicesdropped 6.8% to $101.55 today, while the S&P 500 fell 0.8% to 2,253.28.

    Raymond James analyst John Ransom and team explain why they cut Universal Health Services to Market Perform from Outperform:

    We are lowering our rating onUniversal Health Services to a Market Perform (from an Outperform) due to an escalation in events surrounding last weeks Buzzfeed article. Last Friday (12/9), Senator Grassley, Chair of the Judiciary Committee, sent a letter…to the office of inspector general regarding details of the current federal investigation into Universal Health Services. Specifically, the letter rehashes the Buzzfeed article and requests an update on the investigation by Dec. 23. Our view is that – even ifUniversal Health Services management is correct on the legalities – we think the entrance of the venerable Senator Grassley into the mix takes the political risk to a more dangerous level. Plus – even if “suicide ideation” doesn’t generate additional revenues per admission, we think it’s possible that the heightened political scrutiny could invite more caution and/or red tape into the admissions process – either externally or from self-policing. Add in the ongoing OIG investigation, and we think the risk-reward is no longer compelling.

    Universal Health Services’ market capitalization fell to $9.8 billion today from $10.6 billion yesterday. It reported net income of $680 million on sales of $9 billion in 2015.

foreign investment: ConocoPhillips(COP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Big Oil stocks are the seven “oil supermajors” that do everything from oil drilling to refining to retail sales. This is a list of the Big Oil companies:

    Big Oil CompanyShare PriceYTDMarket CapExxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM)$83.44-7.58%$353.13BChevron Co. (NYSE: CVX)$113.56-3.5%$217.62BConocoPhillips Co. (NYSE: COP)$48.21-3.78%$61.42BRoyal Dutch Shell Plc. (NYSE ADR: RDS.A)$52.35-3.82%$221.08BBP Plc. (NYSE ADR: BP)$34.12-8.71%$112.69BTotal SA (NYSE: TOT)$50.26-1.35%$124.6BEni SpA (NYSE: E)$31.51-2.3%$58.69B

    Despite being huge global oil companies, shares of Big Oil stocks are all in the red this year. Those losses have all happened even as the Dow is smashing record highs and trading up 6.4% year to date.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter
  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Oil exploration is a risky business. Not only does it cost a lot of money, but the odds of drilling a dry hole are very high. Just ask ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), which recorded $432 million of deepwater dry hole costs last year. It’s a problem the company is working to address by stepping away from deepwater exploration so that it can deliver steadier returns for investors.

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    Other stocks that were net sold include ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) and Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE: KMI). Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) was also sold by clients after the electric vehicle maker saw its stock hit a new all-time high in the middle of the month.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Salesforce.com (CRM) , Paccar (PCAR) , Cummins (CMI) , ConocoPhillips (COP) , Adobe Systems (ADBE) , Annaly Capital (NLY) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) .

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    The contract awards are for the jack-ups West Elara and West Linus with ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS (COP) for work in the Greater Ekofisk area. The total additional backlog for the new contract awards is estimated to be about $1.4 billion, excluding performance bonuses.

foreign investment: General Growth Properties, Inc.(GGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Rounding out the top 10 in terms of total installed solar PV capacity are Prologis Inc. (NYSE: PLD) with 108 MWs of installed capacity, Apple Inc.(NASDAQ: AAPL with 94 MWs, Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) with 51 MWs, Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE: KSS) with 50 MWs, IKEA with 44 MWs, Macy’s Incl. (NYSE: M) with 39 MWs, General Growth Properties Inc. (NYSE: GGP) with 30 MWs, and tied with 23 MWs, Hartz Mountain and Bed, Bath and Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY).

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    In recent years, investors have become increasingly fearful about the so-called “death of the mall.” As a result, shares of top-tier mall REITs like Taubman Centers (NYSE:TCO), Simon Property Group (NYSE:SPG), GGP (NYSE:GGP), and Macerich (NYSE:MAC) have tended to trade at a discount to their net asset values (NAV), the underlying value of their assets.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    GGP Inc. (NYSE: GGP) posted a new 52-week low of $21.05 on Monday, down 1.5% compared with Friday’s closing price of $21.37. The stock’s 52-week high is $32.10. Volume of around 13 million shares was more than double the daily average of around 5.3 million shares. The company slipped after announcing earnings this morning but is on a pace to close the day up more than 4.5%.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was GGP Inc. (NYSE: GGP) which rose about 17% to $22.21. The stocks 52-week range is $18.83 to $27.10. Volume was about51 million compared to its average volume of 5.7 million.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    GGP Inc. (NYSE: GGP) posted a new 52-week low of $22.12 on Wednesday, down about 2.2% compared with Tuesday’s closing price of $22.61. The stock’s 52-week high is $32.10. Volume of around 4 million shares was about 20% below the daily average of around 5 million shares. The retail REIT had no specific news.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was GGP Inc. (NYSE: GGP) which jumped about 4.7% to $22.62. The stocks 52-week range is $21.05 to $32.10. Volume was roughly 14.5 million which is above the daily average of around 5.3 million shares.

foreign investment: National Beverage Corp.(FIZZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Tailored Brands (NYSE:TLRD) and National Beverage (NASDAQ:FIZZ) were two of the biggest individual stock movers on Thursday.

    Winners and losers

    Shares of formal clothing specialist Tailored Brands dove 32% after the companyposted surprisingly weak fiscal fourth-quarter earnings results. Sales fell 3.9% to $793 million, while consensus estimates were targeting a more modest decline to $805 million.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Yet some solid individual stock gains also helped lift investors’ moods, and Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD), National Beverage (NASDAQ:FIZZ), and JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

foreign investment: Trinity Biotech plc(TRIB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

foreign investment: Las Vegas Sands Corp.(LVS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    But Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) may not have had as strong a quarter as competitors like Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd (NASDAQ:MPEL) and Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN). We’ll have to wait until the latter two report earnings to see how market share is trending, but Las Vegas Sands left a lot to be desired from a growth perspective.

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    For the details of Capital Impact Advisors, LLC’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Capital+Impact+Advisors%2C+LLC

    These are the top 5 holdings of Capital Impact Advisors, LLCAmazon.com Inc (AMZN) – 5,132 shares, 2.59% of the total portfolio. Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) – 5,445 shares, 2.48% of the total portfolio. Facebook Inc (FB) – 30,133 shares, 2.3% of the total portfolio. Steel Dynamics Inc (STLD) – 90,034 shares, 1.68% of the total portfolio. Apple Inc (AAPL) – 19,376 s

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    The firm has a Market-Perform rating on the China unit of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).

    All four stocks are up between 3.8 and 11.2 percent in the past month.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) has reportedly been involved in consultations about how to set up rules, and some of Japan’s leaders have visited Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, which will likely be a model resort. While gaming may be a key feature of the integrated resort, Japan will want to ensure that non-gaming activities and entertainment are a real draw for tourists. So look for both the government and gaming companies to highlight non-gaming as a real draw for any new development. But make no mistake: a resort potentially costing $10 billion will need lots of gambling to be economical.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Wynn wasn’t the only Macau casino operator that took it on the chin today. Las Vegas Sands (LVS) tumbled 13% to $54.67, while Melco Crown Entertainment (MPEL) plunged 14% to $16.87, and MGM Resorts International (MGM) dropped 4.3% to $28.65.