Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now

You may not realize it, but the marijuana industry has come a long way in the United States in a relatively short period of time. In 1995, not a single state had approved the use of cannabis in any capacity and Gallup’s survey showed that only 25% of respondents favored the idea of legalizing weed nationally.

Fast forward to 2018, and we now have 29 states that have legalized marijuana in some capacity, including nine that have OK’d the sale of recreational pot, and Gallup’s latest poll (October 2017) found an all-time high 64% of respondents support legalization. That’s quite the about-face.

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Despite the federal government retaining its Schedule I classification on the drug — meaning it’s wholly illegal, highly prone to abuse, and has no recognized medical benefits — the cannabis industry has thrived at the state level. For example, Colorado’s Department of Revenue tallied cannabis sales of $1.49 billion in 2017, up nearly 15% from the prior-year period and more than double what was reported in 2014, the very first year that recreational marijuana went on sale in the state.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Manitowoc Company, Inc. (MTW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    The Manitowoc Company (NYSE:MTW) – Equities researchers at SunTrust Banks cut their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of The Manitowoc in a report issued on Wednesday, May 9th. SunTrust Banks analyst C. Brady now expects that the industrial products company will earn $0.08 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.18. SunTrust Banks has a “Hold” rating and a $26.00 price target on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for The Manitowoc’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.05 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.32 EPS and Q1 2019 earnings at ($0.09) EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    The Manitowoc Company (NYSE:MTW) – Stock analysts at William Blair upped their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for The Manitowoc in a report released on Tuesday, May 8th. William Blair analyst L. De. Maria now forecasts that the industrial products company will post earnings of $0.30 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.18.

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    Heavy machinery makers such as Manitowoc (NYSE: MTW) and Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) are also nervous. And Boeing (NYSE: BA), too, could see a negative impact, not just from higher costs to assemble a 737, but from potential retaliation should foreign customers start placing more orders with European rival Airbus.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc.(CADC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 155.56 percent to close at $5.75 on Thursday.
    Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: INSP) shares gained 56.12 percent to close at $24.98. Inspire Medical went public Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The company issued 6.75 million shares priced at $16 each.
    Presbia PLC (NASDAQ: LENS) shares rose 53.02 percent to close at $3.55.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares rose 46.29 percent to close at $32.11. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) climbed 27.78 percent to close at $5.75.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares gained 26.27 percent to close at $21.15 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares jumped 22.16 percent to close at $4.30 on Thursday after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) rose 20.45 percent to close at $2.65 on Thursday.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) surged 18.36 percent to close at $9.99 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) jumped 17.68 percent to close at $35.74 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) jumped 17.4 percent to close at $5.87. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS) shares rose 17.32 percent to close at $14.90. Coherus BioSciences reported resubmission of BLA for CHS-1701.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares gained 17.17 percent to close at $31.05 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET) gained 16.02 percent to close at $2.68 following Q1 earnings.
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Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Urban Outfitters Inc.(URBN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In the mid-level, Boss said that Urban Outfitters (URBN) is recovering, along with Kohl’s Stores (KSS) . He also liked PVH (PVH) and Lululemon Athletica (LULU) .

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  • [By VantagePoint]

    Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) has a similar story. Despite some red days recently, the stock has been in a clear uptrend. This will be one to watch closely though, as it appears the trend has softened this week. There could be a bearish crossover coming in a few days. 

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Investors sold shares of Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN) on strength during trading on Thursday. $17.36 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $38.83 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $21.47 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Urban Outfitters had the 26th highest net out-flow for the day. Urban Outfitters traded up $0.44 for the day and closed at $42.76

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) also will report its most recent quarterly results on Tuesday. The consensus estimates call for $0.63 in EPS and $1.08 billion in revenue. Shares were last seen trading at $36.48, in a 52-week range of $16.19 to $38.06. The consensus price target is $34.62.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) released its most recent quarterly results after the markets closed on Tuesday. The firm ultimately came out on top of this most recent report, keeping its strong winning streak alive, and thanks to the help of analysts rushing to its side.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Werner Enterprises, Inc.(WERN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN) and Universal Logistics (NASDAQ:ULH) are both transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and risk.

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    Werner Enterprises (Nasdaq: WERN) competes in the full-truckload (FTL) segment of the industry where drivers deliver entire truck-loads between two points, rather than making many stops to consolidate partial loads as in the LTL segment. This could mean that the company has relatively more to gain from autonomous trucking since highway driving is a larger portion of total drive time.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: PetroChina Company Limited(PTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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