&l;p&g;Health insurance should be as important as auto and homeowner&a;rsquo;s coverage, if not more so. As an entrepreneur in the fields of finance and insurance, I&a;rsquo;m always surprised when I work with professionals who haven&a;rsquo;t considered the costs of their health coverage when they retire.
Equally concerning are &l;a href=&q;https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/24/health-care-costs-in-retirement-can-top-275000.html&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;estimates&l;/a&g; that the average 65-year-old couple can expect health care costs of&a;nbsp;more than $275,000&a;nbsp;in their retirement years. Unless their retirement packages include ongoing coverage and they&a;rsquo;re eligible for supplemental insurance, many people risk spending the bulk of their retirement savings on the aftermath of a major medical event.
With some careful planning, it&s;s possible to avoid that dreary future and focus on enjoying retirement rather than the effect of potential claims on a fragile nest egg.
Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Green Brick Partners, Inc.(GRBK)
- [By Jim Robertson]
On Monday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedgoing long on small cap homebuilder stockGreen Brick Partners (NASDAQ: GRBK):
For Green Brick Partners, we’re mainly feeding off of the hammer-shaped reversal bar from last week. That long-tailed low only had to kiss the 200-day moving average line (green) at $8.45 to kick-start a reversal, and we’ve seen some nice bullish follow-through so far. Ideally we’d like to see a move above the February ceiling around $9.90, but we fear waiting that long could leave us chasing it higher. See, what you can’t see on the chart (because it’s further back) is that GRBK is no stranger to multi-point runups. Based on its past runs, Green Brick Partners could be in the high teens before you even know it.
Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK)
- [By Tom Gentile]
Both XLV and the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSE Arca: XLK) are the two top-performing sectors so far this year, and both have performed better than the next-best ETF by at least a full 5% or more.
- [By Steve Symington]
Financials stocks extended Friday’s gains thanks to a continued rebound from insurers, and theFinancial Select Sector SPDR Fund(NYSEMKT:XLF)jumped 1.7%. Tech stocks weren’t far behind, with the Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEMKT:XLK) up 1.4%, partly buoyed in anticipation of Apple’sbig product launch eventslated for tomorrow.
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This movement has done wonders for the technology sector… Consider this: the widely tracked Technology Select Sector ETF (NYSE: XLK) has returned 223% (more than double the S&P 500) since June 29, 2007 — the release date of the first Apple iPhone, which is arguably when smartphones became broadly adopted.
- [By Jim Crumly]
Technology was the strongest sector, withTechnology Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLK) up 1.3%.Consumer stocks were the biggest laggards; theConsumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLP) lost 0.9%.
Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (TUSK)
- [By Jack Delaney]
Mammoth Energy Services (Nasdaq: TUSK) provides drilling and related services for North American gas and oil explorers.
Even though Mammoth was just founded in 2014, it had $243 million in revenue between June 30, 2015, and June 30, 2016.
Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Revlon, Inc.(REV)
- [By Jeremy Bowman]
Shares of Revlon, Inc.(NYSE:REV) surged last month after the company announced a restructuring plan. According to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, the stock gained 15%. The bulk of the increase came in the middle of the month when the restructuring plan was announced.
- [By Lee Jackson]
These companies also reported insider buying last week: Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA), Halliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL), Revlon Inc. (NYSE: REV), Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) and U.S. Steel Corp. (NYSE: X).
Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sealed Air Corporation(SEE)
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Sealed Air(SEE) has fallen 0.7% to $28.35 after the food-safety company was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight atBarclays.
Towers Watson(TW) has dropped 0.5% to $102.49 after it was cut to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan. It was also upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Celanese (NYSE: CE) and Sealed Air (NYSE:SEE) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.
- [By Benzinga News Desk]
Morgan Stanley downgraded Chipotle (NYSE: CMG) to Equal-Weight.
UBS downgraded AMC Networks (NASDAQ: AMCX) to Sell.
Citi upgraded Sealed Air (NYSE: SEE) to Buy.
Goldman Sachs upgraded Reinsurance Group (NYSE: RGA) to Buy.
Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Facebook, Inc.(FB)
- [By Chris Hill]
First, they discuss Facebook(NASDAQ:FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s hearings in Congress and how he will be perceived. There’s also big buyout news for Verifone Systems (NYSE:PAY), as well as encouraging developments for McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) international expansion efforts. On the other hand, Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) is closing its New York office — another negative development in a consequential year for the struggling toymaker.
- [By Virendra Singh Chauhan]
Susquehanna analyst Shyam Patil believes that while early interest could take SNAP stock to High 20’s or low 30’s, the long term looks bleak given the strong competition from Facebook (NASDAQ:FB). The analyst has a $22 price target with a ‘Neutral’ rating on the stock. The spate of negative commentary continued, with Needham’s Laura Martin writing “Prospect Theory would label SNAP a lottery-like stock. Sometimes lottery tickets do pay off.”The analyst went on to highlight several fundamental risks to the ‘Snap’ investment, which are often overlooked by short-term traders. The chief concern in the Needham’s commentary was the fact that Snapchat’s total addressable market (TAM) is 80% smaller than that of Facebook and the company already has a 50% penetration in its TAM in the United States. With Snapchat going in for a niche advertising strategy focussing on the biggest ad markets (US and Canada), this is certainly a key risk to Snapchat’s long-term topline growth.
- [By Motley Fool Staff]
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- [By Evan Niu, CFA]
Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) has been on the defensive for nearly two years, after the social networking giant was unwittingly used as a subversive misinformation tool in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. In what promised to be an epic grilling, CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified to Congress recently, but the episode wasn’t all that fruitful since most lawmakers lack a basic understanding of how Facebook — or the internet — really works.
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Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) is the last of the FANG stocks to report Q1 results, and it will be looking to deliver a performance similar to Netflix (NFLX) and Facebook (FB) , which both rallied after reporting strong top-line figures, rather than Alphabet (GOOGL) , which also reported strong sales momentum but whose cost and spending growth raised concerns.
- [By Adam Levy]
Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) has been trying to build a video ecosystem for years. It launched Watch, a video platform built inside of its flagship app, last summer, but it’s off to a relatively slow start despite a big investment in video content.
Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: ChannelAdvisor Corporation(ECOM )
- [By Lisa Levin]
ChannelAdvisor Corp (NASDAQ: ECOM) shares dropped 24 percent to $10.85 following Q4 results. ChannelAdvisor reported Q4 net income of $5.8 million on revenue of $31.8 million.
- [By Shane Hupp]
ChannelAdvisor (NYSE: ECOM) and Tyler Technologies (NYSE:TYL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.
Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Square, Inc.(SQ)
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- [By Daniel Sparks]
Amid this volatile week, three stories in tech stood out.
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock soared to new highs after a solid second quarter and as Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathawayrevealed a larger stake in the company. Snap (NYSE:SNAP) stock plummeted as the company’s recent redesign for Snapchat dragged on results. Financial technology company Square (NYSE:SQ) saw its revenue growth accelerate again.
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- [By Matthew Frankel]
Payment-processing and financial technology company Square (NYSE:SQ) announced that it has agreed to buy Weebly, a website-building service, for $365 million in a cash and stock deal. This could help Square accelerate its growth in two key ways — e-commerce sales volume and international expansion.
Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: QC Holdings Inc.(QCCO)
- [By Monica Gerson]
QC Holdings (NASDAQ: QCCO) shares tumbled 2.58% to reach a new 52-week low of $2.27. QC Holdings’ trailing-twelve-month profit margin is 0.60%.
NewLead Holdings (NASDAQ: NEWL) shares dipped 6.56% to touch a new 52-week low of $0.08 after the company completed the acquisition of titles in the Viking Mine located in Kentucky, USA.
Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (IIPR)
- [By Sean Williams]
Yet, there are far more ways for investors to “get their fix” of the cannabis industry than by purchasing companies that directly handle the plant. The ancillary market could deliver even more impressive growth, and one such company that may be worth a spot on your radar is real estate investment trust (REIT) Innovative Industrial Properties (NYSE:IIPR).