Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF) and Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Risk and Volatility

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Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has a beta of 0.68, suggesting that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tootsie Roll Industries has a beta of 0.67, suggesting that its share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Tootsie Roll Industries’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory $38.30 million 1.78 $3.45 million N/A N/A
Tootsie Roll Industries $515.67 million 3.50 $80.86 million N/A N/A

Tootsie Roll Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Guggenheim S&P MidCap 400 Pure Gr ETF (RFG)

Rydex S&P MidCap 400 Pure Growth ETF (the Fund) seeks to replicate as closely as possible the performance of the S&P MidCap 400 Pure Growth Index (the Index). The Index is narrow in focus, containing only those S&P MidCap 400 companies with strong growth characteristics as selected by S&P. The Fund uses a passive management strategy, known as replication, to track the performance of the Index. Replication refers to investing in substantially all of the securities in the Index in approximately the same proportions as in the Index. Under normal circumstances, the Fund will invest at least 90% of its net assets, plus any borrowing for investment purposes, in the equity securities (and derivatives thereof) included in the Index. Security Investors, LLC, which operates under the name Rydex Investments, serves as the investment adviser of the Fund.
Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]Invesco S&P MidCap 400 Pure Growth ETF (NYSEARCA:RFG) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, September 24th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, September 25th will be given a dividend of 0.5521 per share on Friday, September 28th. This represents a $2.21 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.33%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, September 24th. This is a boost from Invesco S&P MidCap 400 Pure Growth ETF’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.26.

Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Greenlight Capital Re Ltd.(GLRE)

Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, operates in the property and casualty reinsurance business in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and internationally. The company?s frequency business includes contracts containing smaller losses emanating from multiple events and enables the clients to increase their own underwriting capacity; and severity business consists of contracts with the potential for significant losses emanating from one event or multiple events. It offers personal and commercial property, general and marine liability, motor liability, motor physical damage, professional liability, financial, health, medical malpractice, and workers? compensation reinsurance products. Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd. sells its products primarily through reinsurance brokers. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Grand Cayman, the Cayman Islands.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]For instance, Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Holdings has lost money in the previous three years (he’s since turned that around and is doing quite well so far this year). And David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital (Nasdaq: GLRE) has greatly underperformed over the last three years.
  • [By Logan Wallace]Greenlight Capital Re (NASDAQ:GLRE) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.
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  • [By Ethan Ryder]Greenlight Capital Re (NASDAQ:GLRE) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April 30th. The financial services provider reported ($3.85) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($4.43) by $0.58. Greenlight Capital Re had a negative return on equity of 23.81% and a negative net margin of 40.65%. The firm had revenue of $0.14 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $30.20 million. sell-side analysts forecast that Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd. will post -4.2 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Safe Bulkers Inc(SB)

Safe Bulkers, Inc. provides marine drybulk transportation services worldwide. The company transports various bulk cargoes, primarily coal, grain, and iron ore. As of July 15, 2011, it had a fleet of 16 drybulk vessels, with an aggregate carrying capacity of 1,443,800 deadweight tons. The company?s fleet consists of Panamax, Kamsarmax, Post-Panamax, and Capesize class vessels, as well as 11 further contracted additional drybulk new build vessels to be delivered at various times through 2014. Safe Bulkers, Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Athens, Greece.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Safe Bulkers (SB)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    Safe Bulkers, Inc. Agrees with Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry Co. Ltd. to Install Alfa Laval PureSOx Scrubbers (finance.yahoo.com) Analysts Anticipate Safe Bulkers, Inc. (SB) to Post $0.06 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Safe Bulkers Inc.: Safe Bulkers, Inc. Announces Election of Class I Directors at 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (twst.com) Critical Analysis: Dorian LPG (LPG) & Safe Bulkers (SB) (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of analysts have recently weighed in on SB shares. TheStreet cut Safe Bulkers from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Thursday. Maxim Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $6.00 price target on shares of Safe Bulkers in a research report on Monday, July 23rd. Zacks Investment Research cut Safe Bulkers from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 12th. ValuEngine upgraded Safe Bulkers from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 1st. Finally, Seaport Global Securities upgraded Safe Bulkers from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price target for the stock from $3.50 to $5.00 in a research report on Tuesday, July 31st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $3.79.

Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Transglobe Energy Corp(TGA)

 TransGlobe Energy Corporation explores for and produces oil and gas properties in the Arab Republic of Egypt. It holds working interests in eight production sharing concessions, including West Gharib, South East Gharib, West Bakr, North West Gharib, South West Gharib, South Alamein, South Ghazalat, and North West Sitra. As of December 31, 2015, the company had total proved reserves of 17.5 million barrels of oil (MMBbl); and total proved plus probable reserves of 28.7 MMBbl. TransGlobe Energy Corporation was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]TransGlobe Energy (NASDAQ:TGA) (TSE:TGL) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “TransGlobe Energy Corporation (TGA) is an oil exploration and production company. It is a Calgary-based, growth-oriented oil and gas exploration and development company. TransGlobe is dedicated on improving productivity through promoting good oilfield development and exploitation practices including the implementation of industry leading secondary and tertiary recovery methods as well as improvements to production and transportation infrastructure. The Company conducts its operations through the Arab Republic of Egypt segment. It is primarily engaged in oil exploration, development, production and the acquisition of properties. TransGlobe Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, explores for, develops, and produces crude oil and natural gas liquids in Egypt and Canada. It holds working interests in West Gharib, West Bakr, North West Gharib, South West Gharib, South East Gharib, South Ghazalat, South Alamein, and North West Sitra production sharing contracts. “
  • [By Shane Hupp]ValuEngine upgraded shares of TransGlobe Energy (NASDAQ:TGA) (TSE:TGL) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Tuesday.

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