Top Performing Stocks For 2021

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

Several other research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies downgraded shares of Starbucks from an overweight rating to a neutral rating and set a $72.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Tuesday, August 21st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Starbucks from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 21st. BidaskClub raised shares of Starbucks from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, August 16th. Oppenheimer lowered their price objective on shares of Starbucks from $66.00 to $61.00 and set an outperform rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 27th. Finally, Wedbush lowered their price objective on shares of Starbucks from $54.00 to $53.00 and set a neutral rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 27th. Sixteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $60.21.

Top Performing Stocks For 2021: Riverview Bancorp Inc(RVSB)

Riverview Bancorp, Inc. (Riverview), incorporated on June 23, 1997, is a savings and loan holding company of Riverview Community Bank (the Bank). The Company operates through two segments, which include banking operations performed by the Bank and trust and investment services performed by Riverview Asset Management Corp. (RAMCorp). The Company is engaged in the business of attracting deposits from the general public and using such funds in its primary market area to originate commercial business, commercial real estate, multi-family real estate, land, real estate construction, residential real estate and other consumer loans. Additionally, RAMCorp offers trust and investment services.

The Company considers Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat and Skamania counties of Washington and Multnomah and Marion counties of Oregon as its primary market area. The Company conducts operations from its home office in Vancouver and approximately 20 branch offices located in Camas, Washougal, Stevenson, White Salmon, Battle Ground, Goldendale, Vancouver and Longview, Washington and Portland, Gresham and Aumsville, Oregon. Riverview Mortgage, a mortgage broker division of the Bank, originates mortgage loans for various mortgage companies in the Vancouver/Portland metropolitan areas, as well as for the Bank. The Bank’s Business and Professional Banking Division offers commercial and business banking services. The Bank also operates a lending office for mortgage banking activities in Vancouver.

Lending Activities

The principal lending activity of the Company is the origination of loans collateralized by commercial properties and commercial business loans. A substantial portion of the Company’s loan portfolio is secured by real estate, either as primary or secondary collateral, located in its primary market area. As of March 31, 2016, the commercial business loan portfolio totaled $69.4 million. Commercial business loans are typically secured by business equipment, accounts receivable, invent! ory or other property. As of March 31, 2016, the other real estate lending portfolio totaled $399.5 million. The Company originates other real estate loans, including office buildings, warehouse/industrial, retail, assisted living facilities and single-purpose facilities (collectively commercial real estate loans), as well as land and multi-family loans primarily located in its market area.

The Company originates three types of residential construction loans: speculative construction loans; custom/presold construction loans, and construction/permanent loans. The Company also originates construction loans for the development of business properties and multi-family dwellings. All of the Company’s real estate construction loans are made on properties located in Washington and Oregon. Speculative construction loans are made to home builders. The largest speculative construction loan at March 31, 2016 was a loan to finance the construction of a single family home totaling $261,000. Presold construction loans are made to homebuilders who, at the time of construction, have a signed contract with a home buyer having a commitment for permanent financing for the finished home from the Company or another lender. As of March 31, 2016, presold construction loans totaled $5 million. The custom construction loans are made directly to the homeowner.

The Company provides construction financing for non-residential business properties and multi-family dwellings. As of March 31, 2016, such loans totaled $16.7 million. The consumer loans totaled $129.2 million at March 31, 2016, consisting of $67.6 million of one-to four-family mortgage loans, $18.8 million of home equity lines of credit, $2.4 million of land loans to consumers for the future construction of one-to four-family homes and $40.4 million of other secured and unsecured consumer loans, which primarily consisted of purchased automobile loans. The Company also offers balloon mortgage loans. As of March 31, 2016, the Company had three resid! ential re! al estate loans totaling $251,000. The Company originates a range of installment loans, including loans for debt consolidation and other purposes, automobile loans, boat loans and savings account loans.

Investment Activities

The Company invests in the United States Treasury obligations, securities of various federal agencies, bank-qualified municipal bonds, certain certificates of deposit of insured banks, certain certificates of deposit of insured banks, repurchase agreements, federal funds and mortgage-backed securities (MBS). Its real estate mortgage investment conduits (REMICS) consist of Federal Home Loan Mortgage Company (FHLMC) and Fannie Mae (FNMA) securities and its commercial real estate (CRE) mortgage-backed securities consist of FNMA securities. As of March 31, 2016, the Company’s investment portfolio totaled $150.76 million. The Company’s investment securities available-for-sale totaled $150.69 million at March 31, 2016.

Sources of Funds

Deposits, loan repayments and loan sales are the major sources of the Company’s funds for lending and other investment purposes. Borrowings may be used on a short-term basis to compensate for reductions in the availability of funds from other sources. It may also be used on a longer-term basis for general business purposes. The Company attracts deposits from within its primary market area by offering a selection of deposit instruments, including demand deposits, negotiable order of withdrawal (NOW) accounts, money market accounts, regular savings accounts, certificates of deposit and retirement savings plans.

The Company’s deposit accounts totaled $779.8 million at March 31, 2016. The Company had $27.1 million in Certificate of Deposit Account Registry Service (CDARS) and Insured Cash Sweep (ICS) deposits. As of March 31, 2016, deposits from RAMCorp totaled $4.9 million. As of March 31, 2016, the Company also had $15.5 million in deposits from public entities located in the States of Washingto! n and Ore! gon.

Subsidiary Activities

The Bank’s subsidiaries include Riverview Services, Inc. and RAMCorp. Riverview Services acts as a trustee for deeds of trust on mortgage loans granted by the Bank and receives a reconveyance fee for each deed of trust. RAMCorp is an asset management company providing trust, estate planning and investment management services.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [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.

Top Performing Stocks For 2021: Meridian Interstate Bancorp Inc.(EBSB)

Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc. operates as a holding company for East Boston Savings Bank that provides various financial services to consumers and businesses in Massachusetts. The company offers various deposit products, including non-interest-bearing demand deposits comprising checking accounts; interest-bearing demand accounts, such as NOW and money market accounts; savings accounts; and certificates of deposit, as well as commercial checking accounts. It also provides various loan products, which include commercial real estate loans, one to four family residential loans, multi-family real estate loans, construction loans, home equity lines of credit, commercial business loans, and consumer loans, as well as involves in the purchase and sale of loan participation interests. In addition, the company offers non-deposit products consisting of mutual funds, annuities, stocks, and bonds through a third party broker-dealer; and long-term care insurance through a third-part y insurance company. It operates 21 full-service locations and 2 loan centers in the greater Boston metropolitan area. The company was founded in 1848 and is based in East Boston, Massachusetts. Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc. is a subsidiary of Meridian Financial Services, Incorporated.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Meridian Bancorp (NASDAQ:EBSB) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Saturday.

Top Performing Stocks For 2021: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc(VRX)

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, and markets pharmaceutical products in the areas of neurology, dermatology, and branded generics. It offers Wellbutrin XL to treat depressive disorders; Xenazine to treat chorea associated with Huntington?s disease; CeraVe to rebuild and repair skin barrier; and Kinerase, a cosmetic product. The company also provides Zovirax ointment to treat initial genital herpes; Xerese to treat recurrent herpes labialis; Elidel to treat atopic dermatitis; and Acanya and Atralin gels to treat acne vulgaris. In addition, it offers Cesamet to treat nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy; Tiazac XC to treat hypertension and angina; Wellbutrin to treat depressive illness; Sublinox to treat insomnia; and Lodalis to treat hypercholesterolemia. Further, the company provides Cold-FX to strengthen immune system; Duromine/Metermine for weight loss; Difflam to treat sore throa ts; and Duro-Tuss and Rikodeine to treat dry and chesty cough, as well as various branded generics for treatments, including antibiotics, treatments for cardiovascular and neurological diseases, antifungal medications, and diabetic therapies. Additionally, it offers Bisocard to treat hypertension and angina pectoris; Flucinar, a corticosteroid ointment; and Sachol mouth ulcer gel; Bedoyecta to treat neurotic pain; M.V.I., a hospital dietary supplement for trauma and burns; Tandene to treat fever and headache; Melleril to treat anxiety and depression; and products for therapeutic classes, such as vitamin deficiency, antibacterials, and dermatology. It markets its products in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Latin America, southeast Asia, and South Africa. The company was formerly known as Biovail Corporation and changed its name to Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. in September 2010. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in M ississauga, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) has a PDUFA action date set for October 5 for its Jemdel (halobetasol propionate 0.01%) (IDP-122) lotion. If approved, Jemdel will be the first high-potency topical steroid treatment for plaque psoriasis with dosing for as long as eight weeks.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Korea Investment CORP cut its position in shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:VRX) (TSE:VRX) by 46.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 126,736 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 109,300 shares during the quarter. Korea Investment CORP’s holdings in Valeant Pharmaceuticals were worth $2,948,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Performing Stocks For 2021: Cavco Industries, Inc.(CVCO)

Cavco Industries, Inc., incorporated on January 14, 2003, designs and produces factory-built homes. The Company operates through two segments: factory-built housing, which includes wholesale and retail systems-built housing operations, and financial services, which includes manufactured housing consumer finance and insurance. The Company’s factory-built homes are primarily distributed through a network of independent and the Company-owned retailers, planned community operators and residential developers. The Company markets its products under the brands, including Cavco Homes, Fleetwood Homes, Palm Harbor Homes, Fairmont Homes and Chariot Eagle. The Company is also a builder of park model recreational vehicle (RVs), vacation cabins and systems-built commercial structures, as well as modular homes built primarily under the Nationwide Homes brand.

The Company’s Park model RVs are primarily used as vacation dwellings and seasonal living, and are placed in planned communities, recreational home parks and resorts. The Company produces a range of modular homes, which include single and multi-section/modular ranch-style dwellings, split-level homes, Cape Cod style homes and multi-family units. It also builds commercial modular structures, including apartment buildings, condominiums, hotels, workforce housing, schools and housing for the United States military troops. The commercial projects are engineered to the purchaser’s specifications. It produces its residential homes in a range of floor plans.

Factory-built Housing

The Company constructs its homes using an assembly line process, in which each module or floor section is assembled in stages. The Company operates over 20 manufacturing facilities in Millersburg and Woodburn, Oregon; Nampa, Idaho; Riverside, California; Phoenix and Goodyear, Arizona; Austin, Fort Worth, Seguin and Waco, Texas; Montevideo, Minnesota; Nappanee, Indiana; Lafayette, Tennessee; Martinsville and Rocky Mount, Virginia; Douglas, Georgia, and O! cala and Plant City, Florida. As of April 2, 2016, the Company had a total of 45 Company-owned retail centers, located in Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida. The Company has a network of independent distribution points in approximately 40 states, Canada, Japan and Mexico. The principal materials used in the production of its manufactured homes include wood, wood products, steel, aluminum, gypsum wallboard, windows, doors, fiberglass insulation, carpet, vinyl, fasteners, plumbing materials, appliances and electrical items.

Financial Services

The Company provides a source of home buyer financing to its customers. The Company’s subsidiary, CountryPlace, is a mortgage-backed securities issuer and offers conforming mortgages, non-conforming mortgages and chattel loans to purchasers of factory-built and site-built homes. It offers mortgages to the purchasers of factory-built homes sold by the Company-owned retail sales centers and certain independent retailers, builders, communities and developers. CountryPlace originates single-family residential mortgages and chattel loans, and services, for itself and others, conforming mortgages, non-conforming land-home mortgages and manufactured home chattel loans. CountryPlace also provides loan origination and servicing functions for non-affiliated entities under contract. CountryPlace has loan contracts secured by factory-built homes located in approximately 30 states, including Texas, Florida, New Mexico, Arizona and Alabama. The Company’s insurance subsidiary, Standard Casualty Co. (Standard Casualty), provides property and casualty insurance to owners of manufactured homes. Standard Casualty specializes in homeowner property and casualty insurance products for the manufactured housing industry. In addition to writing direct policies, Standard Casualty assumes and cedes reinsurance in the ordinary course of business.

The Company competes with Clayton Homes, Inc., Champ! ion Home ! Builders, Inc., Skyline Corporation, Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., Triad Finance Corporation, CU Factory Built Lending, LP, National Lloyds and Columbia Lloyds.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cavco Industries (NASDAQ:CVCO) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Top Performing Stocks For 2021: Knowles Corporation(KN)

Knowles Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells micro-acoustic, audio processing, and specialty component solutions to the mobile consumer electronics, communications, medical, military, aerospace, and industrial markets worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Mobile Consumer Electronics and Specialty Components. The Mobile Consumer Electronics segment designs and manufactures acoustic products, including microphones and audio processing technologies for mobile handsets, tablets, and other consumer electronic devices. This segment also offers analog and digital microphones, micro-electro-mechanical systems microphones, surface mounted device microphones, receivers, speakers, integrated modules, multi-functional devices, ultrasonic sensors, voice processors, and integrated audio sub-systems. The Specialty Components segment designs and manufactures electronic components used in medical and life science applications; and solutions and components used in communications infrastructure and various other markets. This segment also provides transducer products used primarily in hearing aid applications in the commercial audiology markets; oscillator products primarily for the telecom infrastructure market; and capacitor products used in various applications, such as radio, radar, satellite, power supplies, transceivers, and medical implants for the defense, aerospace, telecommunication, and life sciences markets. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers; and to its contract manufacturers and suppliers, as well as through distributors. Knowles Corporation was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    KnowlesCorporation (NYSE:KN) Q1 2019 Earnings CallApril 24, 2019 4:30 p.m. ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Knowles Corp (NYSE:KN) insider Michael S. Polacek bought 926 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 4th. The shares were bought at an average price of $16.28 per share, for a total transaction of $15,075.28. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 84,305 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,372,485.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Top Performing Stocks For 2021: Neuberger Berman Real Estate Securities Income Fund, Inc.(NRO)

Neuberger Berman Real Estate Securities Income Fund Inc. (the Fund) is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund seeks to provide current income with capital appreciation as a secondary objective. The Fund invests a significant portion of its assets in securities issued by real estate companies, including real estate investment trusts (REITs). Its investment manager and administrator is Neuberger Berman Management Inc.

The Fund’s investments are concentrated in common equity securities, preferred securities, convertible securities and non-convertible debt securities issued by companies deriving the majority of their revenue from the ownership, construction, financing, management and/or sale of commercial, industrial and/or residential real estate. The Fund invests in sectors, such as apartments, commercial services, community centers, freestanding, healthcare, industrial, lodging, manufactured homes, office, regional malls and self storage.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Neuro (CURRENCY:NRO) traded down 13.5% against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 23:00 PM ET on October 2nd. Over the last seven days, Neuro has traded 28.9% lower against the dollar. Neuro has a market cap of $26,648.00 and approximately $49.00 worth of Neuro was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Neuro coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0005 or 0.00000007 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges.