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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now

The resurgence of the pound in recent months may weigh on the Bank of England’s outlook for inflation in its new forecasts, complicating the case for an immediate interest-rate hike.

Sterling earlier this month climbed to the highest level against the dollar since the day after the Brexit vote. Even after slipping last week — when data showed consumer-price growth at the weakest in a year and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney hinted that a May interest-rate hike was not the nailed-on certainty investors previously thought — it remains one of the best-performing major currencies in 2018.

Most pertinently for the BOE, its own trade-weighted measure of the pound’s strength has recovered about half of its post-referendum losses.

“If the appreciation in trade-weighted sterling were to be maintained then that’s something which will be felt when it comes to inflation,” said George Buckley, an economist at Nomura in London. “If it’s happened independently of the data, which it looks like it has, then that might mean a lower inflation forecast.”

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Fortinet, Inc.(FTNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Stock in cybersecurity company Fortinet, Inc. (NASDAQ:FTNT) surged 10.5% in May according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The catalyst for the move appears to be a strong, but somewhat confusing, set of first-quarter results given at the start of the month.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    The cybersecurity industry is growing fast, and Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) and Fortinet (NASDAQ:FTNT) have been two of its top performers recently. Over the last 12 months, shares of Palo Alto and Fortinet are up 57% and 70%, respectively. Given that businesses’ digital security needs are on the rise, it’s understandable that investors would want in, but which of these high-flying stocks you prefer will depend on your penchant for risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    RadiSys (NASDAQ: RSYS) and Fortinet (NASDAQ:FTNT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Yesterday, the Fed Open Market Committee announced it would not raise interest rates this session. The central bank committee, which is in charge of monetary policy, said that inflation is rising and that the U.S. economy is getting better. Markets are now looking forward to the next meeting on June 12 for the U.S. Federal Reserve to bump rates higher for the second time in 2018. Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) slumped more than 4.5% after Tesla CEO Elon Musk held an highly unusual earnings call. After announcing that his firm burned through $700 million in cash during the quarter of 2018, Musk refused to take any more questions on the company’s fiscal health, dismissing analysts’ questions as “boring.” Musk instead spent the rest of the quarterly call taking questions from a YouTuber named Gali Russell who had lobbied Musk on Twitter to let him partake in the earnings call. This morning, the U.S. Labor Department reported initial jobless claims rose by 2,000, to 211,000. Analysts had projected 225,000 for the week. The tightening U.S. labor market has now seen the total number of Americans receiving benefits fall to the lowest level since 1973. America’s unemployment rate is sitting at 4.1%, the lowest figure in 17 years. Tomorrow, the Labor Department will release the April jobs report.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: GPRO, SPOT, CI
    GoPro Inc. (Nasdaq: GPRO) will lead another busy day of earnings reports on Wall Street. The firm will report earnings after the bell Thursday. Wall Street expects that the tech firm is about to report a loss of -$0.40 per share on top of $175.40 billion in revenue. Here’s a way to make a lot of money in a short time during earnings season. Spotify Technology SA (NYSE: SPOT) did not have a very good first earnings report. Shares plunged more than 8% after the firm’s music-streaming forecasts fell well short of expectations. During its earnings report, signals indicated that the firm’s growth could slow despite news that its

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Tata Motors Ltd(TTM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Rosevear]

    Shares of Indian automaker Tata Motors (NYSE:TTM) fell sharply on Tuesday morning, after the company announced that its important Jaguar Land Rover subsidiary will cut production after a sharp drop in sales in China. 

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Tata Motors Ltd. (NYSE: TTM) was down almost 10% at $11.40 on Thursday and down another 6.5% at $10.65 for its American depositary shares after posting a loss. Tata was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Merrill Lynch, and Nomura/Instinet downgraded it to Neutral as well. The 52-week trading range is $10.49 to $29.39.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Tata Motors Ltd. (NYSE: TTM) fell by about 2% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $23.82 after closing at $24.30 on Friday. The 52-week high is $37.62. Volume of about 3.6 million was more more than double the daily average of about 1.5 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By John Rosevear]

    First up: The I-Pace, a sleek crossover SUV from Tata Motors’ (NYSE:TTM) Jaguar luxury brand. The I-Pace is the first vehicle from a global automaker to roughly match Tesla’s range, specifications, and luxury level. It’s already in production for Europe, and it will arrive at U.S. Jaguar dealers later this year.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News headlines about Tata Motors (NYSE:TTM) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Tata Motors earned a news impact score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.2298115164749 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: MobileIron, Inc.(MOBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Shares of MobileIron (NASDAQ:MOBL) have climbed 14.1% during the first six months of 2018, according to data provided S&P Global Market Intelligence. The company’s most dramatic movement stemmed from its fourth-quarter earnings report in February. However, the market was less pleased with its first-quarter results in April and shares have given up ground.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mobileiron Inc (NASDAQ:MOBL) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the nine research firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $6.19.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mobileiron Inc (NASDAQ:MOBL) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the eight brokerages that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $6.58.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Pilgrim's Pride Corporation(PPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Peercoin (CURRENCY:PPC) traded 3.9% higher against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 0:00 AM Eastern on May 13th. Peercoin has a total market cap of $65.75 million and approximately $625,688.00 worth of Peercoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. Over the last week, Peercoin has traded 21.2% lower against the US dollar. One Peercoin coin can currently be bought for about $2.66 or 0.00031581 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including WEX, LiteBit.eu, SouthXchange and Bit-Z.

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    Cramer was bearish on Grubhub (GRUB) , Sprint (S) , LG Homes (LGIH) , Acadia Pharmaceuticals (ACAD) , Pilgrim’s Pride (PPC) , Opko Health (OPK) , Alaska Air Group (ALK) and Winnebago Industries (WGO) .

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Pilgrim’s Pride (NASDAQ:PPC) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

    Renewable Energy Group (NASDAQ:REGI) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion.
    Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.65 billion.
    Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $556.81 million.
    Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $383.37 million.
    Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $880.89 million.
    Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $396.25 million.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $73.23 million.
    Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $980.50 million.
    Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $220.14 million.
    Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $210.01 million.
    TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $198.62 million.
    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE: RBA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $153.87 million.
    Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $247.16 million.
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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Peercoin (CURRENCY:PPC) traded 2% lower against the dollar during the one day period ending at 20:00 PM ET on February 17th. During the last seven days, Peercoin has traded 11.2% lower against the dollar. Peercoin has a total market capitalization of $11.84 million and approximately $187,734.00 worth of Peercoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Peercoin coin can currently be purchased for $0.47 or 0.00012746 BTC on popular exchanges including WEX, Bittylicious, BX Thailand and SouthXchange.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Xcel Energy Inc.(XEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders acquired 2,056 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 3,270% compared to the typical daily volume of 61 call options.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Many stakeholders and technologies have played a role in this changing of the guard, but two companies in particular made incredible contributions: NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) and Xcel Energy (NASDAQ:XEL). The pair of renewable utility holding companies ended 2017 with a combined 20.7 gigawatts of wind power in their generation mix. Throw in budding solar portfolios and their total renewable energy capacity tops 24 GW.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Summit Global Investments trimmed its position in Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) by 12.5% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 109,870 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 15,713 shares during the period. Summit Global Investments’ holdings in Xcel Energy were worth $5,019,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. lifted its stake in Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) by 2.1% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 225,167 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,527 shares during the quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Xcel Energy were worth $10,240,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Jason Hall, Chuck Saletta, and Maxx Chatsko]

    It gets even better with dividend stocks, which can raise the payout regularly, further boosting your returns and making it easier to hold through the market’s ups and downs. We asked three Motley Fool investors who know a thing or two about finding great dividend stocks to identify their top dividend stock ideas; they made compelling arguments for Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (NYSE:BIP), Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM), and Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL).

Best Bank Stocks To Watch Right Now

Investment company Home Federal Bank Of Tennessee buys Apple Inc, Caterpillar Inc, SPDR Select Sector Fund – Technology, sells Southern Co, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company during the 3-months ended 2017-12-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Home Federal Bank Of Tennessee. As of 2017-12-31, Home Federal Bank Of Tennessee owns 64 stocks with a total value of $204 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: AAPL, CAT, XLK, Reduced Positions: IJS, SO, GE, ABT, PG, PEP, JNJ, STIP, HD, JPM, Sold Out: BMY,

For the details of HOME FEDERAL BANK OF TENNESSEE’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=HOME+FEDERAL+BANK+OF+TENNESSEE

These are the top 5 holdings of HOME FEDERAL BANK OF TENNESSEEiShares S&P 500 Value (IVE) – 477,802 shares, 26.74% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.04%iShares Core S&P 500 (IVV) – 170,043 shares, 22.4% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.13%iShares S&P SmallCap 600 Value (IJS) – 74,529 shares, 5.61% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.77%iShares Russell Mid-cap Value (IWS) – 113,993 shares, 4.98% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.39%iShares 0-5 Year TIPS Bond (STIP) – 33,991 shares, 1.66% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.18%New Purchase: Caterpillar Inc (CAT)

Home Federal Bank Of Tennessee initiated holdings in Caterpillar Inc. The purchase prices were between $124.72 and $158.42, with an estimated average price of $138.66. The stock is now traded at around $168.76. The impact to the portfolio due to this purchase was 0.11%. The holdings were 1,400 shares as of 2017-12-31.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch Right Now: Century Casinos, Inc.(CNTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Century Casinos (NASDAQ:CNTY) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Thursday.

    Several other research firms have also recently issued reports on CNTY. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Century Casinos from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. TheStreet cut shares of Century Casinos from a b rating to a c+ rating in a research note on Friday, April 6th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Century Casinos from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $11.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Century Casinos (NASDAQ: CNTY) is one of 31 public companies in the “Hotels & motels” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Century Casinos to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, profitability and dividends.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch Right Now: Xcel Energy Inc.(XEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    The rise of wind power wouldn’t have been possible without two companies in particular, which combine to own 20.7 gigawatts of wind capacity, or about 24% of the country’s total. Investors wouldn’t be surprised to learn that clean energy provider NextEra Energy is one of the renewable energy stocks most important to American wind power.However, the relatively unheard of natural gas and electric utility Xcel Energy (NASDAQ:XEL) doesn’t seem to garner nearly the same level of attention. Overlooking it could be a mistake.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the thirteen research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, seven have given a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $48.00.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch Right Now: Toll Brothers Inc.(TOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on T-Mobile US (TMUS) , Lennar (LEN) , Toll Brothers (TOL) , Tyson Foods (TSN) , JB Hunt Transport Services (JBHT) and International Paper (IP) .

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    LG Homes (LGIH) : “I like Lennar (LEN) and I also like Toll Brothers (TOL) .”

    GrubHub (GRUB) : “I’ve been riding this one for a long time. It might be time to take some profits. “

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Meanwhile, the housing market comes into focus this week with earnings from home builder Toll Brothers Inc. (NYSE: TOL). It could be interesting to listen to TOL’s call and see if executives there are starting to notice any impact from seven-year highs in mortgage rates. The average cost for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 4.61 percent last week from 4.55 percent the week before, The Wall Street Journal noted. That’s up from 3.99 percent as recently as January. Housing starts for April reported last week came in a bit below Wall Street analysts’ consensus, and a one-percentage-point increase in rates can lead to a reduction in home sales of 7 percent to 8 percent, the WSJ reported, adding that first-time and moderate income borrowers could be hurt the most.

  • [By ]

    Higher rates can hurt stocks of companies like homebuilders, which rely on affordable mortgage rates for their customers. “Nobody trusts the homebuilders past the day they report because the litany is always: ‘This is the last good quarter when it comes to Lennar (LEN) , Toll Brothers (TOL) , D.R. Horton (DHI) , Taylor Morrison (TMHC) and PulteGroup (PHM) .'”

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) was the target of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock traders bought 4,681 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 816% compared to the typical daily volume of 511 put options.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch Right Now: Allegiance Bancshares, Inc.(ABTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Allegiance Bancshares (NASDAQ:ABTX)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $42.80 and last traded at $41.40, with a volume of 51295 shares. The stock had previously closed at $40.75.

Best Bank Stocks To Watch Right Now: Fortinet, Inc.(FTNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Fortinet Inc.s (NASDAQ: FTNT) short interest increased to 4.68 million shares from the previous 3.93 million. Shares were trading at $56.07. The 52-week range is $35.44 to $57.98.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Cybersecurity company Fortinet (NASDAQ:FTNT) announced its first-quarter results after the market closed on May 3. The report featured double-digit revenue expansion and explosive earnings growth, and the company expects its third-generation network security products to drive continued growth for the next few years. Here’s what investors need to know about Fortinet’s first-quarter results.

  • [By ]

    Cybersecurity remains red hot, after another three high-profile attacks, at Under Armour (UAA) , Boeing (BA) and Hudson’s Bay, the parent of Saks. But while many investors know of the big boys like Palo Alto Networks (PANW) , Fortinet (FTNT) and Proofpoint (PFPT) , Cramer dove into three smaller cybersecurity names to see if they’re worth investing in.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now

No good deed goes unpunished, as the saying goes. On first impression, that’s what happened to Dr. Robert McClendon, a Texas physician. He lent $100,000 to a business to cover its payroll. And then he got hit with a $4.3 million IRS penalty for the company’s payroll taxes, a penalty that was just upheld in court. But, as often happens with taxes, the situation is more complex. The business was Dr. McClendon’s, and sadly, one of his employees embezzled the payroll tax money.

The court concluded that Dr. McClendon was responsible, and acted willfully. You can be ‘willful’ under the tax law even if you didn’t have a bad motive or evil intent. Dr. McClendon was the owner of Family Practice, a medical services provider. Family Practice hired Richard Stephen as its CFO. By 2009, Family Practice owed over $10 million in unpaid payroll and other withholding taxes. Dr. McClendon learned that the taxes were unpaid on May 11, 2009. Mr. Stephen plead guilty to three counts of felony theft of money that he embezzled.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited(CCM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares shot up 52 percent to $7.235 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares gained 24.2 percent to $21.80 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 22 percent to $2.625 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) jumped 21.3 percent to $411.871 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 17 percent to $3.10 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) rose 15.9 percent to $18.34 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) gained 15.6 percent to $12.20 following Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) surged 14.4 percent to $260.3901 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) gained 13.8 percent to $3.70.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 13.5 percent to $29.815 after reporting strong Q1 results.
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 13.5 percent to $38.30 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 13.1 percent to $10.985 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) shares gained 11.8 percent to $63.59 following Q1 results. California Water Service Group made an offer for SJW.
    Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) climbed 9.8 percent to $278.40 following Q1 results.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS)
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares gained 86.76 percent to close at $11.00 on Thursday.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares climbed 47.06 percent to close at $7.00 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) jumped 24.92 percent to close at $4.06.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares climbed 23.26 percent to close at $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 24.44 percent to close at $422.50 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) gained 17.75 percent to close at $18.64 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) rose 16.59 percent to close at $12.30 following Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 16.06 percent to close at $15.25.
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares climbed 14.5 percent to close at $121.42 as the company posted reported Q1 beat And raised FY18 outlook.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares gained 13.7 percent to close at $11.04 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 13.21 percent to close at $3.00 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) jumped 13.06 percent to close at $257.40 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    BioTelemetry,

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: NextEra Energy Partners, LP(NEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    NextEra Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP) operates and manages energy assets that have a cleaner profile, such as natural gas pipelines and wind and solar power-generating facilities. The other common denominator is that the company secured long-term contracts for the power these assets produce as well as the capacity of its pipelines, which provides it with relatively steady cash flow. That gives it money with which to pay a lucrative distribution that currently yields 4%.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Hooker Furniture Corporation(HOFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) and Hooker Furniture (NASDAQ:HOFT) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and profitability.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: China Life Insurance Company Limited(LFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Critical Comparison: AXA (AXAHY) & China Life Insurance (LFC) (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks Value Investor Highlights: Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, China Life Insurance and Jacobs Engineering (finance.yahoo.com) China Life Insurance (LFC) Rating Lowered to Sell at Goldman Sachs (americanbankingnews.com) Head to Head Comparison: China Life Insurance (LFC) & The Competition (americanbankingnews.com) Contrasting China Life Insurance (LFC) and Its Competitors (americanbankingnews.com)

    China Life Insurance traded up $0.23, hitting $14.32, during midday trading on Friday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 454,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 692,520. The company has a current ratio of 8.45, a quick ratio of 8.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05. China Life Insurance has a 12 month low of $13.48 and a 12 month high of $17.85. The stock has a market cap of $81.12 billion, a PE ratio of 15.40, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.49 and a beta of 1.57.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.(AEIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    For the details of Park Avenue Institutional Advisers LLC’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Park+Avenue+Institutional+Advisers+LLC

    These are the top 5 holdings of Park Avenue Institutional Advisers LLCAMC Entertainment Holdings Inc (AMC) – 60,000 shares, 25.7% of the total portfolio. A V Homes Inc (AVHI) – 35,000 shares, 19.79% of the total portfolio. Wynn Resorts Ltd (WYNN) – 3,000 shares, 16.68% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 28.57%Advanced Energy Industries Inc (AEIS) – 8,230 shares, 16.04% of the total portfolio. New PositionAMC Networks Inc (AMCX) – 9,000 shares, 14.18% of the t

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Advanced Energy (NASDAQ:AEIS) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $78.20.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Xcel Energy Inc.(XEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the thirteen research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, seven have given a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $48.00.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    The rise of wind power wouldn’t have been possible without two companies in particular, which combine to own 20.7 gigawatts of wind capacity, or about 24% of the country’s total. Investors wouldn’t be surprised to learn that clean energy provider NextEra Energy is one of the renewable energy stocks most important to American wind power.However, the relatively unheard of natural gas and electric utility Xcel Energy (NASDAQ:XEL) doesn’t seem to garner nearly the same level of attention. Overlooking it could be a mistake.

Hot Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2018

One of the advantages of being a dividend investor is that I invest in businesses that meet a certain qualitative and quantitative criteria. This allows me to focus on quality compounding machines with established track records. This discipline also allows me to avoid overpaying for those companies.

Even the best company in the world is not worth overpaying for. Another trait I have is patience – I am willing to sit on a stock for years, which reduces transaction costs and lets me take advantage of the maximum power of long-term compounding.

While everyone is complaining that the stock market is “high”, I went ahead and started looking for companies that are attractively valued today. I think that the following companies are worthy of being considered for your further research.

The companies include:

Medtronic PLC (MDT) manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide. This dividend champion has increased distributions for 39 years in a row. Over the past decade, Medtronic has raised its annual dividend at a rate of 14.30% per year. Currently, the stock is selling at 15.60 times forward earnings and yields 2.40%.

Hot Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2018: Ecolab Inc.(ECL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Ecolab (ECL) : “That’s a terrific situation that I want you to buy more of if it comes down.”

    PTC (PTC) : “Not my cup of tea but I understand it’s in the sweet spot of tech.”

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    3. Ecolab (NYSE: ECL)
    This water, hygiene, and energy services company is being heavily bought by Bill Gates. Mr. Gates has purchased around a million shares across several transactions in the last 30 days. His purchase price was between $134.00 and $137.00 per share.

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Goldman Sachs (GS) , Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) , Ecolab (ECL) , PTC (PTC) , Arista Networks (ANET) , U.S. Concrete (USCR) and Masco (MAS) .

Hot Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2018: Xcel Energy Inc.(XEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the thirteen research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, seven have given a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $48.00.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    The rise of wind power wouldn’t have been possible without two companies in particular, which combine to own 20.7 gigawatts of wind capacity, or about 24% of the country’s total. Investors wouldn’t be surprised to learn that clean energy provider NextEra Energy is one of the renewable energy stocks most important to American wind power.However, the relatively unheard of natural gas and electric utility Xcel Energy (NASDAQ:XEL) doesn’t seem to garner nearly the same level of attention. Overlooking it could be a mistake.

Hot Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2018: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc.(ALNY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    I wrote three months ago that I viewed Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) stock as a pretty good pick — but with a couple of qualifications. First, I didn’t think that the biotech would generate returns in 2018 nearly as great as it did last year. Second, I thought that there were even better stocks to buy than Alnylam.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    The delay in an FDA decision for Tegsedi puts it behind competitor Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY), which expects to hear from the FDA by Aug. 11 for its hATTR drug patisiran. But Sarah Boyce, the president at Akcea Therapeutics, doesn’t think a few months will really matter: “We don’t really feel that’s going to have any impact and the drugs will be close enough together from a launch perspective. So not really [going] to make any adjustments, and we’re very well prepared to be ready to launch following approval.”

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) released first-quarter results last week, but all eyes were looking forward as the company waits for a potential approval of its hereditary TTR amyloidosis (ATTR) drug, patisiran.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now

If youre looking for an undervalued company in the auto segment thats almost guaranteed to grow slow and steady over the long term, then the Lear Corporation (LEA) should definitely be on your vetting list. The lowly PE ratio of 10 is merely the bitter aftertaste of investors in a company that went belly up during the great recession because of its debt pile. I believe the company has shaken off its old habits and is fiscally more responsible now. Moreover, it holds a large market share of the seat segment and a growing one in e-systems, the second of which addresses a growing auto electrification market. So lets look at how you, as an investor, can take advantage of the troubles this company has gone through and, more importantly, come out of.

The auto industry is on the verge of the greatest disruption of our times as automaker after automaker pursues technologies like autonomous vehicle technology, electrification and connectivity. Sure, you can take the driver out of the car, but you cant take away the seats! And thats where the Lear Corporation makes its plush entrance. With 2017 seat assembly sales of $15.9 billion representing nearly a fourth of the addressable market, Lear looms large in a relatively stable and growing niche of a highly disruptive segment.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: The Rubicon Project, Inc.(RUBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rubicon Project (NYSE:RUBI) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Xcel Energy Inc.(XEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    The rise of wind power wouldn’t have been possible without two companies in particular, which combine to own 20.7 gigawatts of wind capacity, or about 24% of the country’s total. Investors wouldn’t be surprised to learn that clean energy provider NextEra Energy is one of the renewable energy stocks most important to American wind power.However, the relatively unheard of natural gas and electric utility Xcel Energy (NASDAQ:XEL) doesn’t seem to garner nearly the same level of attention. Overlooking it could be a mistake.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the thirteen research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, seven have given a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $48.00.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: BioLineRx Ltd.(BLRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    BioLine Rx Ltd.(Nasdaq: BLRX) has the cheapest share price of the three stocks on this list.

    Currently trading at $1.16 per share, this Israel-based company focuses on developing therapeutics for a range of medical needs, including serious cardiac issues, liver fibrosis, pain management, cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ringcentral, Inc.(RNG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of RingCentral (NYSE:RNG) were up 2.9% during trading on Friday after SunTrust Banks raised their price target on the stock to $80.00. SunTrust Banks currently has a buy rating on the stock. RingCentral traded as high as $81.20 and last traded at $74.55. Approximately 19,219 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 96% from the average daily volume of 485,528 shares. The stock had previously closed at $76.80.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Aimia Inc. (GAPFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Aimia (OTCPK:GAPFF) (TSX: AIM, AIM.PR.A, AIM.PR.B, AIM.PR.C)

    As some background, we are intimately familiar with Aeroplan and Air Canada (OTCQX:ACDVF) not just as investors but as extraordinarily heavy consumers. As both an Air Canada top tier elite and Aeroplan top tier member I generate well in excess of 1.5 million Aeroplan miles annually, half from flying Air Canada and its partners and the other half from spending. As consumers we were concerned with Air Canada’s decision (though we expect more details to come out that will alleviate these concerns) but as investors we understand that the fundamental business model of mileage programs are incredibly attractive and that Aimia presents an incredibly rare and lucrative investment opportunity for the investor discerning enough to dig into the company.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Taseko Mines Limited(TGB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Taseko Mines (NYSEAMERICAN:TGB) (TSE:TKO) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company.

Top Insurance Stocks To Buy Right Now

For years, interest rates and the Federal Reserve’s actions were a major focus in the financial sector. After the Fed’s March hike, its third one since the financial crisis, and recent comments from Fed governors hinting at two to three more increases this year, investors might have gained a little more clarity regarding the future of interest rates. With some of the uncertainty around interest rates out of the way, investors seemed to have shifted focus to potential policy changes like economic growth, bank deregulation, and tax reform.

Q1 earnings expectations for the financial sector are high. According to FactSet Research, earnings are expected to grow at 14.8% year-over-year in the first quarter, the highest earnings growth projection across all eleven sectors. At the industry level, diversified financial services, capital markets, insurance, and banks are expected to report the highest earnings growth.

In the next two weeks, several major financial institutions report earnings. Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), and Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C) report before market open on April 13. According to consensus third-party analyst estimates, WFC is expected to report $0.96 earnings per share, or EPS, on revenue of $22.16 billion, JPM is expected to report $1.51 EPS on revenue of $24.57 billion, and C is expected to report $1.27 EPS on revenue of $17.97 billion. One area of focus when banks report is the impact of rising interest rates on these company’s net interest income—the difference between revenues generated by a bank’s assets and the expenses associated with paying its liabilities.    

Top Insurance Stocks To Buy Right Now: Transdigm Group Incorporated(TDG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Astronics (NASDAQ: ATRO) and TransDigm Group (NYSE:TDG) are both aerospace companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Top Insurance Stocks To Buy Right Now: Xcel Energy Inc.(XEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    The rise of wind power wouldn’t have been possible without two companies in particular, which combine to own 20.7 gigawatts of wind capacity, or about 24% of the country’s total. Investors wouldn’t be surprised to learn that clean energy provider NextEra Energy is one of the renewable energy stocks most important to American wind power.However, the relatively unheard of natural gas and electric utility Xcel Energy (NASDAQ:XEL) doesn’t seem to garner nearly the same level of attention. Overlooking it could be a mistake.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the thirteen research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, seven have given a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $48.00.

Top Insurance Stocks To Buy Right Now: Brookline Bancorp Inc.(BRKL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.

A lot of news about cancer shines the spotlight on new and exciting drugs or treatments. Lost in the shuffle is something scientists have long known: lifestyle plays a big role in the prevention of many types of cancer.

Such a strong role, in fact, that a recent study in the journal JAMA Oncology suggests four key lifestyle habits not smoking, exercising regularly, keeping weight at a healthy level, and drinking in moderation could potentially cut cancer deaths in half. Thats right: 50% of all cancer deaths might be prevented with some simple changes in the way you eat, drink and live.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: GWG Holdings, Inc(GWGH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on GWG (GWGH)

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Calavo Growers, Inc.(CVGW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Agricultural Produce Companies

    Limoneira Company (NASDAQ: LMNR): -32.1 percent since 2011. Calavo Growers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGW): +168.2 percent since 2011.

    Agri-Input Companies — Seeds/ Fertilizers/Pesticides Manufacturers

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap avocado and fresh food stock Calavo Growers (NASDAQ: CVGW) has elevated short interest of 33.51% according to Highshortinterest.com. Founded in 1924, Calavo Growers is a global avocado-industry leader and an expanding provider of value-added fresh food serving retail grocery, foodservice, club stores, mass merchandisers, food distributors and wholesalers worldwide. The Companys Fresh segment procures and markets fresh avocados and select other fresh produce (tomatoes) while the Renaissance Food Group segment (RFG) creates, markets and distributes a portfolio of healthy, fresh foods, including fresh-cut fruit, fresh-cut vegetables and prepared foods. The Foods segment manufactures and distributes guacamole and salsa. Fresh food products are sold under the respected Calavo brand name as well as Garden Highway, Chef Essentials and a variety of private label and store brands.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Calavo Growers Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGW) had the man at the top buying stock last week. CEO Lecil Cole purchased 95,000 shares of the avocados and other perishable foods distributor at prices between $55.44 and $56.92 a share. The total for the purchase was set at $5 million. The stock closed the day last Friday at $58.30, in a52-week range of$48.745 to $71.48. The consensus price target is set at $73.17.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Discovery Communications, Inc.(DISCB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Discovery (NASDAQ:DISCB) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.13, Morningstar.com reports. Discovery had a negative net margin of 7.40% and a positive return on equity of 19.34%. The company had revenue of $2.31 billion for the quarter.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Xcel Energy Inc.(XEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    Jefferies announced on Wednesday that it has raised its rating on Xcel Energy Inc (XEL).

    The firm has upgraded XEL from “Hold” to “Buy,” and has raised the company’s price target from $31 to $32.50. This new price target suggests a 15% upside from the stock’s current price of $27.72.

    Analyst Paul B. Fremont commented: “The stock is currently trading at an 8% P/E discount to our 2015E group average multiple.”

    “Despite a difficult political environment in Minnesota the company was able to achieve a reasonable outcome in its NSP-Minnesota rate case,” the analyst added.

    Looking forward, the firm has increased its FY2014 outlook from $1.95 to $2.00 per share.

    Xcel Energy shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Wednesday. The stock has been mostly flat YTD.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    The rise of wind power wouldn’t have been possible without two companies in particular, which combine to own 20.7 gigawatts of wind capacity, or about 24% of the country’s total. Investors wouldn’t be surprised to learn that clean energy provider NextEra Energy is one of the renewable energy stocks most important to American wind power.However, the relatively unheard of natural gas and electric utility Xcel Energy (NASDAQ:XEL) doesn’t seem to garner nearly the same level of attention. Overlooking it could be a mistake.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the thirteen research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, seven have given a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $48.00.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: InspireMD, Inc.(NSPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    InspireMD Inc (NYSE: NSPR) was down, falling around 35 percent to $1.29. InspireMD reported the pricing of public offering of up to $7.5 million.

    Commodities

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Allied Healthcare Products Inc.(AHPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Yesterday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shortingsmall cap respiratory equipmentstockAllied Healthcare Products Inc (NASDAQ: AHPI):

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Occidental Petroleum Corporation(OXY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We have seen several dividend cuts in the recent past, including Anadarko Petroleum cutting its dividend by 81%…and we expect more companies to follow suit. Chesapeake Energy (CHK), ConocoPhillips (COP), Encana,Marathon Oil and Noble Energy (NBL) are among energy companies that have also cut dividends in the past 12 months, but dividend requirements even after several cuts will consume ~26% of 2016 estimated cash flow at current dividend rates (15% excluding Occidental Petroleum (OXY)) for the large cap E&Ps we cover. We believe most of the companies with a dividend yield of more than 1.5% should consider cutting the dividend and find the following companies more likely than not to reduce dividends:Apache (2.5% yield),Devon Energy (4%),Encana (1.5%) andMarathon Oil (2.5%). We believe Canadian Natural Resource (CNQ) (3.0%) is likely to maintain its dividend while Occidental (4.5%) has the financial strength to maintain or even increase the dividend…

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Occidental Petroleum Corp.s (NYSE: OXY) short interest increased to 17.60 million shares from the previous reading of 15.53 million. Shares closed most recently at $66.90, in a 52-week range of $58.24 to $78.48.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Occidental Petroleum Corp.s (NYSE: OXY) short interest decreased to 11.44 million shares from the previous reading of 11.77 million. Shares recently traded at $69.65, in a 52-week range of $57.20 to $78.09.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Occidental Petroleum Corp.s (NYSE: OXY) short interest increased to 10.74 million shares from the previous reading of 9.91 million. Shares recently traded at $76.60, in a 52-week range of $57.20 to $78.09.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Occidental Petroleum Corp.s (NYSE: OXY) short interest increased to 11.05 million shares from the previous reading of 10.74 million. Shares recently traded at $83.20, in a 52-week range of $57.84 to $84.28.

  • [By Garrett Cook]

    Citi notes that presentations from producers (the bank specifically notes Anadarko (NYSE: APC), Occidental Petroleum (NYSE: OXY), and Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD)) showed a lack of commitment to enter 2017 hedge programs to lock in the economics for drilling.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: United Natural Foods, Inc.(UNFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Annual Shareholder Meetings

    United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI)
    Fireside Chat with Dan Gilbert and Kynikos Associates’ Jim Chanos 2 p.m. ET in Detroit

    IPOs

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Algert Global LLC bought a new stake in shares of United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor bought 26,469 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,137,000.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q2 2017 earnings report for small cap natural andorganic foods stock United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI) is scheduled for after the market closes onWednesday (March 8th). United Natural Foods shares will tend to move in tandem with Whole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) who accounts for more than 30% of sales.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc.(PGNX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PGNX) shares shot up 29 percent to $6.37 after announcing the FDA approval of RELISTOR tablets for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation in adults with chronic non-cancer pain.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    After meeting with the senior management team of Progenics (PGNX) , Valeant’s partner for oral Relistor, we continue to think that this drug would be a good addition to Valeant’s GI (gastrointestinal) franchise. The PDUFA date for oral Relistor is 7/19/16. AlthoughValeant is leading interactions with the FDA, Progenics is highly confident regarding an approval in July based on its discussions with Valeant. Progenics believes that oral Relistor could be a $1B+ opportunity for Valeant, even with the recent decrease in opioid usage. For context, we estimate ’16 sales of $9.9B for Valeant. An approval for oral Relistor would also help remind the Street that Valeant’s brand drug pipeline is underappreciated, in our view. We think pipeline advancements for brand drugs could drive multiple expansion forValeant shares (on P/E).

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc.(BNCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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