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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019

If you’re like most people getting ready to retire, you’re probably counting on Social Security benefits to cover a big portion of your living expenses. Unfortunately, many future retirees significantly underestimate how much of their Social Security check is likely to be eaten up by one big expense: healthcare. 

In fact, future retirees responding to a recent survey conducted by Nationwide significantly underestimated the percentage of their Social Security benefits likely to go toward their care as they age. 

The good news is, while costly health issues are a fact of life for many seniors, there are steps you can take to try to keep costs affordable and make sure you still have enough Social Security left to live on — even after paying for medical help. 

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SNDX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Syndax Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SNDX) was started with a Buy rating and assigned a $30 price target at H.C. Wainwright on July 12. This is a small $175 million market cap company at the time of the call, but the price target in this call was about 300% higher than the $7.10 closing price. Syndax has a 52-week range of $6.61 to $15.20, and its most recent closing price was $7.49. The cancer pipeline has been the focus for such large upside here, and at one point one analyst was pointing to Syndax rallying to as high as $40.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNDX) was down, falling around 21 percent to $8.76 after the company issued updated results from Phase 2 ENCORE trial of entinostat in combo with KEYTRUDA.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: Core-Mark Holding Company Inc.(CORE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rhumbline Advisers decreased its holdings in Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:CORE) by 10.2% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 106,505 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 12,145 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers’ holdings in Core-Mark were worth $2,264,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: BancorpSouth, Inc.(BXS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Logan Wallace]

    Brean Capital reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of Bancorpsouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) in a research report released on Sunday.

    Other analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Bancorpsouth Bank from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $38.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, June 19th. Stephens restated a buy rating and set a $37.00 price objective on shares of Bancorpsouth Bank in a report on Monday, August 27th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $35.57.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bancorpsouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the eleven analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have issued a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $35.13.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: Riverview Bancorp Inc(RVSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fj Capital Management LLC disclosed that they own 5.6% of Riverview Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:RVSB) in a Form 13G disclosure that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday, May 24th. The investor owns 1,273,912 shares of the stock valued at approximately $10,981,121. The reporting parties listed on the disclosure included Financial Opportunity Fund LLC, Financial Opportunity Long/Short Fund LLC, FJ Capital Management LLC and Martin S Friedman. The disclosure is available through EDGAR at this link.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Charter Financial (NASDAQ: CHFN) and Riverview Bancorp (NASDAQ:RVSB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, risk and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Riverview Bancorp (NASDAQ:RVSB) and Western New England Bancorp (NASDAQ:WNEB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: Benchmark Electronics, Inc.(BHE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE) declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, September 17th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 28th will be given a dividend of 0.15 per share by the technology company on Thursday, October 11th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 27th.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: Willis Lease Finance Corporation(WLFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Willis Lease Finance Co. (NASDAQ:WLFC) CEO Charles F. Iv Willis sold 4,718 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.19, for a total transaction of $147,154.42. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 706,058 shares in the company, valued at approximately $22,021,949.02. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: B&G Foods, Inc.(BGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the thirteen analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $34.67.

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    B&G Foods (NYSE: BGS) – Look in your pantry or your fridge or your freezer, there’s a better than 50% chance you got a couple of this company’s brands on the shelf. This $28 billion packaged food firm has been quietly acquiring old brands and breathing new and profitable life into them. Reviving stalwarts, such as Ortega, Cream of Wheat and Green Giant, and making headway with progressive, younger brands such as Skinny Girl and Pirate’s Booty (which my 16-year-old seems to live off), the company pulled in $1.6 billion in annual revenue last year while delivering a mind-boggling 24.7% return on equity. While officially a consumer staple stock, B&G is in growth mode through acquisition as displayed through its superior ROE. Shares trade at a 31% discount to their 52-week high. The stock trades at $28 (a 31with a forward PE of 13.41 and a compelling 6.78% dividend yield.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: MEI Pharma, Inc.(MEIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares climbed 70.3 percent to $5.45 after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) surged 39.8 percent to $1.58 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) gained 25.6 percent to $11.50. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Aytu Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ: AYTU) shares jumped 21.8 percent to $0.4798 after the company late Monday reported lighter-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) shares gained 21.1 percent to $26.77 following Q3 results.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) rose 16.8 percent to $7.1271 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) rose 13.8 percent to $2.88.
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) jumped 13.1 percent to $6.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares gained 12 percent to $5.87 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) gained 8.4 percent to $3.96 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Rosehill Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: ROSE) surged 8.4 percent to $7.90 after announcing Q1 results.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) rose 8.1 percent to $0.5171 following Q1 results.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) rose 7.7 percent to $5.6103 following Q1 results.
    Nine Energy Service, Inc. (NYSE: NINE) shares climbed 7.4 percent to $35.90.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 6.7 percent to $6.40 after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about MEI Pharma (NASDAQ:MEIP) have been trending somewhat negative on Friday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. MEI Pharma earned a coverage optimism score of -0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 45.5534769772513 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [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 Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of MEI Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:MEIP) were up 13.2% during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $4.30 and last traded at $4.30. Approximately 651,334 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 127% from the average daily volume of 287,125 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.80.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: Mallinckrodt plc(MNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Mallinckrodt PLC (NYSE: MNK) traded down about 3.5% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $11.65 after closing Thursday at $12.07. The stock’s 52-week high is $49.12. Volume was about 10% below the daily average of around 3.9 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Canaccord Genuity set a $34.00 price objective on Mallinckrodt (NYSE:MNK) in a research report released on Sunday. The firm currently has a hold rating on the stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Mallinckrodt PLC (NYSE:MNK) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the twenty-two brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, fourteen have given a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $27.44.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    After running a screen for healthcare stocks with a PEG ratio below 1 (courtesy of Yahoo! Finance), the following 13 were all that remained:

    Innoviva (NASDAQ:INVA): 0.42 PEG ratio Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG): 0.54 Mallinckrodt (NYSE:MNK): 0.59 Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL): 0.60 Global Cord Blood Corp.: 0.72 AbbVie: 0.75 Vertex Pharmaceuticals: 0.80 DaVita: 0.80 Supernus Pharmaceuticals: 0.80 Mednax: 0.82 MiMedx Group: 0.88 CIGNA: 0.93 Medpace Holdings: 0.95

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street moved lower on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffering a 201-point decline. Stocks took their cues from the bond market, where bond prices dropped sharply in response to extremely strong U.S. economic data. For years, the economic expansion has given bond investors a Goldilocks scenario, in which growth was solid but not so sharp as to cause negative side effects, such as inflation. Now, stronger signals could force the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates more aggressively than previously thought, and that could hurt the markets. Several individual companies also suffered from bad news that sent their shares lower. Mallinckrodt (NYSE:MNK), International Speedway (NASDAQ:ISCA), and LGI Homes (NASDAQ:LGIH) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: Nuveen AMT-Free Municipal Income Fund(NEA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its holdings in Nuveen AMT-Free Municipal (NYSE:NEA) by 8.7% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 4,674,452 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 372,370 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Nuveen AMT-Free Municipal were worth $60,768,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BB&T Securities LLC cut its holdings in Nuveen Amt-Free Quality Municpl Incm Fnd (NYSE:NEA) by 3.7% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 260,949 shares of the company’s stock after selling 10,037 shares during the quarter. BB&T Securities LLC owned about 0.10% of Nuveen Amt-Free Quality Municpl Incm Fnd worth $3,392,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Despite several years of steady declines, deadly vehicle crashes are on the rise, according to the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The safest day to be on the road: Tuesday. The most dangerous? Saturday.

That’s according to a newstudy by Avvo, an online legal referral and review site, which analyzed data from NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System in 2016 on how many car crash-related fatalities happened across the country by weekday and time of day.

The analysis found that 6,802 lives were lost on Saturday out of the 37,461 road deaths that occurred in 2016. That was 53% higher than the 4,444 deaths that happened on a Tuesday, the day with the least number of crash-related fatalities.

The second and third deadliest days were also associated with the weekend: Friday (5,826) and Sunday (5,809).

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Integrated Electrical Services Inc.(IESC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Gendell Jeffrey L decreased its stake in shares of IES Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:IESC) by 0.3% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 12,319,064 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 36,081 shares during the period. IES comprises 21.0% of Gendell Jeffrey L’s portfolio, making the stock its largest holding. Gendell Jeffrey L owned about 0.58% of IES worth $186,634,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Credit Suisse Group(CS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

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  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Just look at what happened to traders who got involved in the now-defunct VelocityShares Daily Inverse ETN (XIV), a particularly nasty piece of financial engineering created by Credit Suisse Group (NYSE: CS).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AXA (EPA:CS) has been given a €27.50 ($32.74) target price by research analysts at Kepler Capital Markets in a report released on Thursday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Kepler Capital Markets’ price target indicates a potential upside of 20.61% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Credit Suisse Group (NYSE: CS) and Nomura (NYSE:NMR) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: KAR Auction Services, Inc(KAR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE:KAR) – Equities researchers at Northcoast Research reduced their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for shares of KAR Auction Services in a research report issued on Wednesday, May 9th. Northcoast Research analyst J. Healy now expects that the specialty retailer will post earnings of $0.72 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.73.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    ADESA to auction off 2018 Honda Accord to benefit NIADA Foundation (autoremarketing.com) Donald S. Gottwald Sells 10,000 Shares of KAR Auction Services Inc (KAR) Stock (americanbankingnews.com) KAR Auction Services Inc (KAR) Given Consensus Rating of “Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) ADESA Canada Names New Vice President of Dealer Sales (finance.yahoo.com) ADESA announces 2 newly promoted Chicago, Fresno GMs (autoremarketing.com)

    A number of brokerages have issued reports on KAR. Barrington Research reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of KAR Auction Services in a report on Monday, May 7th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 price target on shares of KAR Auction Services in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Gabelli upgraded shares of KAR Auction Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Guggenheim began coverage on shares of KAR Auction Services in a report on Tuesday, April 17th. They issued a “neutral” rating on the stock. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of KAR Auction Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, June 2nd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. KAR Auction Services presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $58.78.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Willis Lease Finance Corporation(WLFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Willis Lease Finance Co. (NASDAQ:WLFC) CEO Charles F. Iv Willis sold 4,718 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.19, for a total transaction of $147,154.42. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 706,058 shares in the company, valued at approximately $22,021,949.02. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Life Storage, Inc. (LSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Life Storage Inc (NYSE:LSI) – Investment analysts at Jefferies Group lifted their FY2018 EPS estimates for shares of Life Storage in a note issued to investors on Monday, June 4th. Jefferies Group analyst G. Hoglund now anticipates that the real estate investment trust will earn $5.38 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $5.34. Jefferies Group has a “Hold” rating and a $82.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Life Storage’s FY2019 earnings at $5.57 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Life Storage, Inc. (NYSE:LSI) President Kenneth F. Myszka sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.02, for a total value of $910,200.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Capella Education Company(CPLA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) reached a new 52-week high on Monday . The stock traded as high as $104.10 and last traded at $103.20, with a volume of 487 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $103.70.

Mohnish Pabrai Published 4 New Cannibals

Mohnish Pabrai published another iteration of his Cannibal Portfolio. The Cannibals are a number of stocks selected by an algorithm that are eating themselves, aka buying back their own stock. It is a bit of a misnomer, I believe introduced by Charlie Munger, seeing as eating yourself would be “autocannibalism” or “autosarcophagy.” But who cares as long as it makes money!

Academics back up that notion, as per Uekoeter and Evgeniou 2015:

A portfolio of the first type of companies, in which we hold stocks for one month after buyback announcement, shows annual “abnormal” returns relative to the IWM market index of 16.3%

First, let’s see how this strategy did last year. There were five:

Lowes (NYSE:LOW) NVR (NYSE:NVR) The Hackett Group (NASDAQ:HCKT) Select Comfort (SCSS) Willis Lease Finance (NASDAQ:WLFC)

I compared their performance from the date of my previous write-up highlighting Pabrai’s strategy to today:

Chart
LOW Total Return Price data by YCharts

They killed it.

Just so you know how much attention you should pay to my opinion as to which one to buy, last year I said:

Some of the points made by Nicolas Carreras would have me think twice before loading up on this one:

Sleep Number, formerly known as Select Comfort, ended up returning 42.71% over 2017.

I also said:

Gun to my head, I’d go with The Hackett Group today.

The Hackett Group went -15.4% for the worst performance in the entire group. The only selection that actually lost money.

This year’s top five:

Sleep Number Corp. (NASDAQ:SNBR) Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) PulteGroup (NYSE:PHM) Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) Lear Corp. (NYSE:LEA)

No matter the brutal performance of the picks I liked best last year, I’ve again put together two tables with interesting data points on the 2018 Uber Cannibals:

Company Name

Symbol

Num of Analyst Following

EV-to-EBIT

PE Ratio

PB Ratio

EV-to-Revenue

Earnings Yield %

Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow

Lear Corp

LEA

6

8.1

10.03

3.04

0.63

10.17

10.84

Discover Financial Services

DFS

9

11.03

13.27

2.49

3.94

7.54

5.35

PulteGroup Inc

PHM

6

15.56

20.48

2.04

1.71

4.88

13.99

Corning Inc

GLW

5

14.82

0

1.79

2.66

-2.55

114.73

Sleep Number Corp

SNBR

1

14.91

22.66

15.28

0.96

4.6

13.42

Four out of five companies are followed by a fair number of analysts. I’m most interested in companies with little or no coverage. On all the EV/x, the PE ratio and the PB ratio the companies don’t appear to be exciting investments. However on a price to free cash flow basis Discover Financial Services looks super interesting and Lear Corp looks compelling as well.

Company Name Symbol Debt-to-EBITDA Debt-to-Asset Tax Rate % 10-Year Book Growth Rate 10-Year FCF Growth Rate

Dividend Yield % (10y High)

Lear Corp LEA 0.96 0.16 12.94 29.1 0 1.46
Discover Financial Services DFS 6.7 0.26 40.66 10.9 6.8 4.85
PulteGroup Inc PHM 6.52 0.67 52.36 4.1 0 2.25
Corning Inc GLW 1.73 0.19 129.99 8.5 7.3 2.85
Sleep Number Corp SNBR 0.16 0.05 28.52 0 0 D0

On a debt-to-ebitda basis Discover and PulteGroup look scary. Discover at least has a more reasonable debt to asset ratio which is reassuring. On tax rates all are compelling except Lear. You would think there’s room for improvement here. Lear, Discover and Corning all have interesting 10-year book value growth rates. Just Discover and Corning have interesting FCF growth rates.

I like this year’s group better. I like PulteGroup least and I like all four of the others a lot. If forced to pick a favorite I’d go with Discover Financial Services.

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