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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019

Natural gas for transportation leader Clean Energy Fuels Corp (NASDAQ:CLNE) has steadily grown and improved the quality of its business and business results over the past several years. Today’s Clean Energy Fuels is leaner, has a stronger balance sheet, and is in a solid position as a market leader in a growth industry.

But is the stock undervalued? By one metric, book value per share, it looks downright cheap. But management used a massive amount of stock to make ends meet over the past 18 months, destroying a significant amount of shareholder value in the process. Still, the loss of an important tax credit will have multimillion-dollar implications, and the sale of a very profitable part of the business raises questions about the company’s ability to generate positive cash flows this year.

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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Haynes International, Inc.(HAYN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, basic materials shares fell by 1.24 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Haynes International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAYN), down 12 percent, and McEwen Mining Inc (NYSE: MUX), down 9 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, basic materials shares fell 0.44 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Haynes International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAYN), down 5 percent, and Gibraltar Industries Inc (NASDAQ: ROCK), down 4 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Basic materials sector was the top gainer in the US market on Monday. Top gainers in the sector included Haynes International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAYN), Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE: CLF), and Olympic Steel, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZEUS).

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Credit Acceptance Corporation(CACC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Credit Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ: CACC) shares are down more than 5.1 percent on Friday after Bloomberg reported that the Federal Trade Commission has requested information from the company regarding its use of ignition kill switches and GPS systems in debt collection.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Rite Aid Corporation(RAD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE: RAD) will report its most recent quarterly results on Thursday. The consensus estimates call for a net loss of $0.01 per share and $8.17 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $3.11 on Friday, in a 52-week range of $2.90 to $8.77. The consensus price target is $6.19.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE: RAD) fiscal third-quarter results are due out first thing on Friday. The consensus forecast sees $0.04 in per-share earningsand $8.22 billion in revenue. The shareprice ended last weekat $8.23. The consensus price target is $8.69. The 52-week range is $6.33 to $8.50.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q3 2017 earnings report formid cap retail drugstore stock Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is scheduled forbefore the market opens on Thursday (December 22nd). We had Rite Aid Corporation (along with Walgreens)in our SmallCap Network Elite Opportunity (SCN EO) portfolio in the past as a turnaround bet thatcould eventually become a takeover target which proved correct as in October 2015, a definitive agreement was announced where Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA) will acquire all outstanding shares of RAD for $9.00 per share in cash or approximately $17.2 billion – pending regulatory and shareholder approval.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Noodles & Company(NDLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap restaurant stock Noodles & Co (NASDAQ: NDLS) reportedQ1 2017 earnings after yesterdays market close. In February,Noodles & Co hadannouncedthe completion of an $18.5 million private placement sale of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock and warrants to purchase shares of the Company’s Class A Common Stock to an existing shareholder to strengthen the Company’s balance sheet and fund strategic initiatives. The Company also announced plans to close approximately 55 underperforming company-owned restaurants, to eliminate the negative cash flow of these restaurants and improve overall performance.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Catterton Management Company, L.L.C.’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Catterton+Management+Company%2C+L.L.C.

    These are the top 5 holdings of Catterton Management Company, L.L.C.Noodles & Co (NDLS) – 11,106,987 shares, 100% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 62.50%Added: Nood

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Potbelly Corp falling off fairly quickly afterthe IPOand largelyleveling off into a range or moving sideways over the past 3 years while small capNoodles & Co (NASDAQ: NDLS)shows some signs ofstabilization and small capZoe’s Kitchen Inc (NYSE: ZOES) has been all over the place for investors with shares now falling off:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap restaurant stock Noodles & Co (NASDAQ: NDLS) is scheduled for after the market closes onThursday (March 2nd). A couple of weeks ago, Noodles & Co announcedthat it completed an $18.5 million private placement sale of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock and warrants to purchase shares of the Company’s Class A Common Stock to an existing shareholder controlled by L Catterton on February 8, 2017, to strengthen the Company’s balance sheet and fund strategic initiatives. The Company also announced plans to close approximately 55 underperforming company-owned restaurants, to eliminate the negative cash flow of these restaurants and improve overall performance.Fourth quarter 2016 financial results are expected to include the following:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Potbelly Corp falling off aftertheir IPOsand largelyleveling off over the past 2 1/2 years while small capNoodles & Co (NASDAQ: NDLS)continues to slide and small capZoe’s Kitchen Inc (NYSE: ZOES) is back to around IPO price levels for retail investors:

Heres how much it costs to mine a single bitcoin in your country

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So-called bitcoin mining is a hot topic of in the cryptocurrency world.

Thats chiefly because of the rising electricity costs associated with creating new digital coins.

Lately, miners have flocked to Iceland, known for its relatively moderate climate and the abundance of hydropower. In fact, bitcoin mining energy consumption is set to exceed private consumption, an energy expert told the BBC. And according to the Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index, global energy usage of all bitcoin mining already is equivalent to the power uptake of the country of Denmark, with a population of 5.7 million, and will eventually approach Bangladesh, a country of 163 million people.

In search of cost savings, cryptocurrency miners traverse the globe to take advantage of cheaper energy. Those virtual miners perform a crucial function within the blockchain, or the decentralized ledger technology that underpins most cryptocurrencies, by solving complex problems to validate transactions on the network, In exchange for this function, which powers miners are rewarded with bitcoins.

However, because bitcoins protocol operates on a proof-of-work basismeaning it requires an expenditure of computing powerboth the power and difficulty of problems increase as miners approach the maximum number of bitcoins meant to exist at 21 million. Currently, there are about 16.9 million bitcoins in existence.

The mainstream attention around bitcoin as it hit a peak level at $20,000 last December has led to an outcropping of digital miners and mining operations.

So, where is the cheapest place to mine bitcoin?

According to research conducted by Elite Fixtures, the cost of mining a bitcoin varies significantly around the world, from as little as $531 to a stunning $26,170.

The Elite Fixtures report looked at the costs to mine a single bitcoin
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in 115 different countries based on average electricity rates according to local government data, utility company reports, and/or information from the Paris, France-based International Energy Agency, the U.S. Energy Information Administration and currency-data company Oanda.

Elite Fixtures

What the report (see table above) found is that the U.S. ranks 41st among countries, with an average costs for mining bitcoin of $4,758 a bitcoin, close to other popular mining destinations Russia at $4,675 and the aforementioned Iceland at $4,746. That means that investors would be able to make a profit with bitcoins current value at $7,495.09, according to research and data site CoinDesk.

Mining costs nearing break-even according to some

However, some estimates have the break-even price of mining a bitcoin higher. New York-based research firm Fundstart said the price of bitcoin is nearing a break-even of 1.0x, meaning the reward for mining a bitcoin equals the total cost.

Bitcoin currently trades essentially at the break-even cost of mining a bitcoin, currently at $8,038 based on a mining model developed by our data science team, said Tom Lee managing partner at Fundstrat Global Advisors.

According to Fundstrat data, when the price of bitcoin peaked in Dec. 2017, its model had the break-even price at 3.5x.

See also: In one chart, heres how much it costs to mine bitcoin in your state

Whatever the actual break-even costs are, times are much tougher in South Korea. The tight capital controls within the bitcoin industry put South Korea as the costliest place to mine, where a staggering $26,170 would be expended to extract a single bitcoin.

Elite Fixtures report was based on using specialized mining-rigs models, including the AntMiner S9, the AntMiner S7, and the Avalon 6 and the total power expenditure.

For those looking to do it on the cheap, head to Venezuela where the cost of mining a bitcoin is just $531. To be sure, Venezuela offers a host of other challenges miners must overcome.

Read: Heres why Venezuelas cryptocurrency venture is no panacea

Top Growth Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Updated from 7:51 a.m. EST with details from conference call and stock price.

Want to be a player in the fast-growing flavored water market? Well, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) has just made the price of admission much higher. 

The maker of Canada Dry and Dr Pepper sodas said Tuesday it will spend $1.7 billion in cash to acquire the entire portfolio of Bai Brands, which makes flavored sparkling and still water filled with antioxidants, an increasingly important niche inside of the broader growing bottled water market.

Dr Pepper shares recently rose 1% to $86.

Bottled water sales rose a solid 6.4% to top $15 billion in 2015 as consumers sought out healthier lifestyles, according to research firm Mintel. The market research firm projects that sales in the bottled water market will surge 34.7% through 2020, including a 75.1% growth rate in the sparkling/mineral/seltzer segment that is home to a Bai Brands.

Top Growth Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.(BWLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Hilary Kramer]

     We welcome host of Fox Business Network’s Making Money with Charles Payne to this year’s contest. When he’s not on air, the rags-to-riches financial guru is editing his free weekly newsletter, Charles Payne’s Smart Talk, as well as his new newsletter, Charles Payne’sSmart Investing, which allows individuals insights into picks that were formerly only available to institutions.

    Payne is going with the owner, operator and franchiser of a wildly popular sports and wings bar for this year’s pick: Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD).

    With commodities prices in the dumps, BWLD stands to benefit as Americans have more cash lining their pockets thanks to lower gas prices. That’s cash, Charles reasons, that Buffalo Wild Wings will be able to claim a chunk of. Not to mention the fact that if chicken prices remain subdued, it’ll mean a beefier bottom line.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Meanwhile, over on Real Money, Cramer looks at the heated battle at Buffalo Wild Wings  (BWLD) and says activism still lives. Get his insight strategies with a free trial subscription to Real Money.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Dave & Busters Entertainment doubling in valuewhile potential peer, small cap upscale gentlemen’s clubs and restaurant ownerRCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: RICK), began to takeoff last yearand small capBuffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) has basically been range bound for the last four days:

Top Growth Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Nordstrom Inc.(JWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Here are the number of stores at the end of the third quarter of 2016 compared to the number of stores in 2007:

    J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE: JCP): 1,014 vs. 1,067. Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE: KSS): 1,155 vs. 929. Macy’s Inc (NYSE: M): 880 vs. 853. Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN): 348 vs. 157. TJX Companies Inc (NYSE: TJX): 582 vs. 2,500. Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT)*: 4,574 vs. 4,141.

    Source: SEC Filings

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    One theme that’s become apparent is that consumers are betting that a Trump tax cut will lead to more money in their pockets. That’s good news for the so-called “trade-up” stocks like Nordstrom (JWN) and Kohl’s (KSS) .

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    The Bad

    Bonds behaved poorly. The 10 year and long bond rose by between 3-4 basis points in yield. I bought a trading position in iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond ETF (TLT) in front of a possible yearend pension rebalance. Big pharma stinks up the joint, again. Spec biotech is weakening again (Portola Pharmaceuticals PTLA, ACADIA Pharmaceuticals ACAD, etc.) Retail cant get out of its way. I am long JC Penney (JCP) and have trading positions in Kohl’s (KSS) and Macy’s (M) . (Nike (NKE) , Nordstrom (JWN) , Lowe’s (LOW) are downside features).

    The Ugly

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    There seems to be no cure for the rise of e-commerce, Cramer admitted to viewers, as a vicious downgrade of Nordstrom (JWN) last week sent shares reeling by more than 9%.

  • [By Micheal Brown]

    Nordstrom (JWN) is a high end department store that is well known in the United States of America. It was founded by John W. Nordstrom and Carl F. Wallin in the year 1901. It began as a shoe retail store but has expanded over the years to retailing clothing’s, fragrances, accessories, handbags, jewelry and cosmetics.

    In the first quarter of this year, Nordstrom had amazing miss and ugly guidance reduction; its stock even plunged low about 30% in the last month. It was reported in the first quarter of the year that Nordstrom had earnings of 26 cents per share versus forecasts for 46 cents per share. Its sales were totaled to be $3.19 billion compared to the $3.28 billion which had earlier been estimated. Comparable-store sales fell 1.7%. For the remainder of the year, Nordstrom now foresees earnings of about $2.50 to $2.70 cents a share, down from $3.10 to $3.65 a share previously. 

Top Growth Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Intuitive Surgical Inc.(ISRG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    And stocks are following suit. Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ: ISRG) for example, has been on strong, steady climb for the better part of a year.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) shares surged 115 percent to $2.56.
    Seadrill Limited (NYSE: SDRL) gained 77 percent to $0.3935. On Tuesday, a U.S. court approved the company's plan to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy that includes raising around $1 billion in new debt and equity through a rights offering which will be led by its biggest shareholder.
    DropCar, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCAR) shares climbed 21.4 percent to $2.3301 after the company issued a preliminary Q1 update on its enterprise automotive business. The company disclosed that Q1 B2B automotive volumes rose 163 percent year-over-year.
    Teligent, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLGT) shares jumped 19.7 percent to $3.615 following the FDA approval of Clobetasol Propionate Cream USP, 0.05%.
    IZEA, Inc. (NASDAQ: IZEA) surged 19.1 percent to $2.62. IZEA posted a Q4 net loss of $743,000 on sales of $6.8 million.
    SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) shares gained 15.2 percent to $9.6180. SunPower announced plans to acquire SolarWorld Americas.
    LexinFintech Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: LX) climbed 10.2 percent to $15.20.
    CounterPath Corporation (NASDAQ: CPAH) shares rose 8.8 percent to $3.0033.
    Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (NYSE: SMI) gained 8.2 percent to $6.685 after falling 0.80 percent on Tuesday.
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC) shares climbed 7.2 percent to $5.93.
    Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) shares rose 6.7 percent to $63.96 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE: SBGL) gained 6.5 percent to $3.59 after dropping 4.53 percent on Tuesday.
    Calithera Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CALA) rose 6.3 percent to $6.75 after the company disclosed that the FDA has granted Fast Track designation to CB-839 in combination with cabozantinib for treatment of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma.
    CSX Corporation (NASDAQ: CSX) gained 6.1 percent to $60.01 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings
  • [By George Budwell, Keith Speights, and Cory Renauer]

    So, to help investors separate the wheat from the chaff, we asked our Foolish contributors which stocks they thought are worth owning until at least 2030. These three healthcare specialists recommended Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), andIntuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG). Read on to find out why.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISRG) which rose about 8% to $469.73. The stocks 52-week range is $263.66 to $473.79. Volume was 3.2 million compared to the daily average volume of less than 1 million.

Top Growth Stocks To Invest In Right Now: TrueBlue Inc.(TBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Trueblue (NYSE: TBI) is one of 23 public companies in the “Help supply services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Trueblue to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

Top Growth Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MEDIFAST INC(MED)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows small cap weight loss or dieting stocks Weight Watchers International and Reliv International, Inc (NASDAQ: RELV) still underperforming whileNutriSystem Inc (NASDAQ: NTRI) and Medifast Inc (NYSE: MED) began taking off early last year:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Carrizo Oil and Gas Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO), Medifast Inc. (NYSE: MED), Medley Capital Corp. (NYSE: MCC), Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OXY) and Sothebys (NYSE: BID).

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Although obesity is widespread, small cap dieting stocks havetended to causeinvestor portfolios to loose weight. A long term performance chart shows small cap weight loss or dieting stocks Weight Watchers International and Reliv International, Inc (NASDAQ: RELV) stillbelow or at breakeven for longer term investors whileMedifast Inc (NYSE: MED)has performed better and NutriSystem Inc (NASDAQ: NTRI) hasfinally begun to take offearly last year:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, non-cyclical consumer goods & services shares rose by just 0.3 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Medifast Inc (NYSE: MED), down 5 percent, and Bridgford Foods Corporation (NASDAQ: BRID), down 6 percent.

Innovation Reinforces the Safety of Microsoft Corporation Stock

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) continues building its leadership position in new tech. The company once known for its PC monopoly has innovated and moved into areas not imaginable just a few years ago. Now, as it announces a move into the Internet of Things (IoT), it takes yet another step to becoming a player in new tech. However, its market cap and valuation make Microsoft stock better for wealth storage than for growth.

Microsoft Has Finally Become an Innovative Company

In its latest move, Microsoft announced it would spend $5 billion on IoT. This investment will take place over a four-year period. While the announcement was light on specifics, they did mention IoT integrations will connect their operating system, cloud platform and devices. This action comes as the latest in a series of moves within the industry that show Microsoft is here to play and here to stay.

The leadership under current CEO Satya Nadella has for the first time in its history made MSFT an innovative company. Before Nadella, the most innovative thing Microsoft had done was to create and maintain its PC software monopoly. That monopoly made an astounding amount of money for Microsoft stock owners over the years.

Its MS-DOS operating system, the basis for Windows, served as a “quick and dirty operating system” it purchased from another company. MSFT needed this software to fulfill its agreement with IBM Common Stock (NYSE:IBM), and DOS began shipping on IBM PCs one month later. People often complained about the platform but stuck with it because it served as a known quantity that had become too difficult to change. Moreover, the new versions were not always improvements, as former users of Windows Vista will recall.

However, today’s MSFT embraces competition and innovation. The Microsoft Azure cloud platform has taken market share from Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Its Surface Studio PC presents a challenge to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and its MacBook Pro. The Surface Studio’s 3D and Augmented Reality (AR) capabilities could challenge Apple’s long-held advantage with creative users. It should also help the old PC business, which has enjoyed a revival. Time will tell how IoT enhances all of these technologies.

Microsoft Stock Provides Safe Wealth Storage

Unfortunately, investors in Microsoft stock will see comparatively little reward from these advances. At a $710 billion market cap, MSFT has become too large to enjoy the outsized growth it saw at the height of the PC era. Moreover, the market has already priced these innovations into the stock.

Still, conservative, income-oriented investors should look at this stock. As I mentioned in an earlier article, much like businesses turn to Azure for data storage, investors should turn to Microsoft stock for wealth storage.

Microsoft stock arguably provides a better long-term investment than the bank, even for money protected by FDIC insurance. Investors who buy now will enjoy a dividend yield of 1.8%. Moreover, the dividend has increased every year since 2010. No bank today will offer that kind of return.

Furthermore, a $143 billion cash hoard and a AAA credit rating bolster MSFT stock. Interestingly, the government that backs the FDIC can make no such claims.

Also, since hitting a low of $1.45-per-share in 2015, double-digit profit growth has become the norm for Microsoft. The company earned $2.71-per-share in 2017, and the consensus estimate for 2018 net income stands at $3.63-per-share. That gives Microsoft stock a forward price-to-earnings (PE) ratio of around 23, which is below the current S&P 500 P/E. That level of growth dramatically lowers the risk of capital losses, even in the short-term.

Concluding Thoughts on Microsoft Stock

The market cap, valuation, and profit growth make Microsoft stock well-suited for wealth safety. Like MSFT stores data in the cloud, MSFT stock provides an excellent vehicle for wealth storage. With a dividend yield of 1.8% and growing, investors gain a modest return.

Moreover, the stock enjoys double-digit profit growth, a AAA credit rating, and a large cash position. This provides a level of safety that few entities of any kind can match. Microsoft stock will no longer make investors rich, but few vehicles can match MSFT for maintaining wealth.

As of this writing, Will Healy did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned stocks.

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Want to Buy Marijuana Stocks? Check Out These 3 Charts

A strong start to Q1 earnings season and optimism that the U.S. and China will avoid a full-blown trade war has helped stocks rebound from early-April volatility over the past week and a half, renewing investor confidence around the world.

Fresh bullishness over the past few trading periods has inspired positive trading in several key global markets. But interestingly enough, a number of optimistic headlines in the budding marijuana industry has led to an even stronger recovery in this popular investing area.

Canadian marijuana stocks witnessed a massive selloff at the beginning of the month after industry bellwether Canopy Growth Corp. failed to defend its 50-day moving average. These trendy companies are followed by active traders with formulaic strategies, so technical events like this can cause plenty of movement.

But investors who take this market seriously understand that there are a variety of diverse options to focus on. With this in mind, let’s take a closer look at how a few popular stocks with exposure to the marijuana industry have performed over the past few weeks.

Cronos Group Inc.

Cronos Group became the first pure-play medical marijuana company to list on an American exchange when it debuted on the Nasdaq in late February. The firm invests in companies that are licensed to produce and sell medical-grade pot. Here’s how the stock has performed over the past two weeks:

CRON has clearly been on fire lately, and that might be because the stock is finally starting to see legitimate, bullish analyst coverage. In fact, about a week ago, Cronos shares received their first upgrade since the company debuted on the Nasdaq, with Toronto-based investment bank GMP Securities raising the stock from hold to buy.

Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (IIPR )

Innovative Industrial Properties is a REIT focused on the acquisition, ownership and management of specialized industrial properties for medical-use cannabis facilities.

IIPR has also generated some solid momentum over the past two weeks. Investors are likely excited about the company’s recent acquisition of an 89,000-square-foot facility in Pennsylvania, which was announced last week. The deal included a new tenant relationship with Vireo Health, a cultivation and medical dispensary business.

GW Pharmaceuticals PLC (GWPH )

GW Pharmaceuticals is a U.K.-based biopharmaceutical company that is developing cannabinoid treatments. The firm sticks out from the above stocks because its stock behaves much more like a traditional research biotech than a weed-focused REIT or investment fund.

GWPH has started to pick up pace as investors gear up for the FDA to approve its cannabis-based anti-seizure drug, Epidiolex. The regulatory body is meeting this week to discuss the benefits and risks of the treatment, and if that conversation goes well, it will consider approving the drug on June 27.

 

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Can Hackers Put Money INTO Your Portfolio?

Earlier this year, credit bureau Equifax announced a massive data breach affecting 2 out of every 3 Americans. The cybersecurity industry is expanding quickly in response to this and similar events. But some stocks are better investments than others.

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