Best Medical Stocks For 2019

Pasadena, CA, based Investment company Poplar Forest Capital LLC buys Signet Jewelers, Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Abbott Laboratories, St Jude Medical, Weatherford International PLC, Keysight Technologies, sells Intersil, Allstate, Lincoln National, Bank of Americaoration, Microsoft during the 3-months ended 2016-12-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Poplar Forest Capital LLC. As of 2016-12-31, Poplar Forest Capital LLC owns 51 stocks with a total value of $1.2 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: SIG, WFT, KEYS, Added Positions: ZBH, ABT, STJ, AR, Reduced Positions: ISIL, LNC, BAC, MSFT, MSM, BHI, CVX, HPE, MET, AET, Sold Out: ALL, SEE, PGR,

For the details of Poplar Forest Capital LLC’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Poplar+Forest+Capital+LLC

These are the top 5 holdings of Poplar Forest Capital LLCLincoln National Corp (LNC) – 905,735 shares, 5.04% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 21.35%MetLife Inc (MET) – 1,066,887 shares, 4.83% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 10.74%Citigroup Inc (C) – 948,490 shares, 4.73% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 9.74%Bank of America Corporation (BAC) – 2,544,329 shares, 4.72% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 20.25%Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (HPE) – 2,310,849 shares, 4.49% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 12.3%New Purchase: Signet Jewelers Ltd (SIG)

Poplar Forest Capital LLC initiated holdings in Signet Jewelers Ltd. The purchase prices were between $75.72 and $98.72, with an estimated average price of $87.73. The stock is now traded at around $64.18. The impact to the portfolio due to this purchase was 2.89%. The holdings were 364,872 shares as of 2016-12-31.

Best Medical Stocks For 2019: AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(AMAG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    AMAG Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAG) has a PDUFA date set for its drug Feraheme for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in patients who have an intolerance or unsatisfactory response to oral iron. The date is set for February 2. Shares of AMAG were trading at $14.45, in a 52-week range of $11.93 to $25.20 and with a consensus price target of $18.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    AMAG Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AMAG) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Monday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    AMAG Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AMAG) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Monday.

Best Medical Stocks For 2019: Tesoro Corporation(TSO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Valero Energy Corporation along with large cap peersMarathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE: MPC) and Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV), formerlyTesoro Corporation (NYSE: TSO),all giving a similar performance whilemid capWestern Refining, Inc (NYSE: WNR) has varied a bit from its peers:

Best Medical Stocks For 2019: Container Store (TCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) fell 15.2 percent to $3.51 in pre-market trading after surging 88.18 percent on Tuesday.
    Pfenex Inc. (NASDAQ: PFNX) shares fell 15 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after the company announced an offering of common stock.
    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRGB) fell 17.6 percent to $47.75 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat results for its first quarter and issued a weak earnings forecast for the second quarter.
    Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) fell 13 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading after reporting weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
    Ardelyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX) shares fell 12.1 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after reporting pricing of public offering of common stock.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) shares fell 9.8 percent to $27.31 in pre-market trading.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) fell 6.5 percent to $6.60 in pre-market trading.
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) shares fell 5.8 percent to $71.02 in pre-market trading. Target reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter, while sales exceeded estimates.
    PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE: PBF) shares fell 5.7 percent to $42.42 in pre-market trading

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) shares gained 88.18 percent to close at $4.14 on Tuesday.
    Regional Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHE) shares jumped 18.04 percent to close at $0.3010 on Tuesday.
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) shares gained 16.61 percent to close at $0.49 after the nano-cap specialty diagnostics company said it saw an acceleration of sales in its Pathology services in April. The company now expects to see a sequential double digit quarterly sales growth.
    Arcturus Therapeutics Ltd. (NASDAQ: ARCT) rose 16.09 percent to close at $7.00 on Tuesday.
    America's Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) gained 14.53 percent to close at $62.65 after reporting upbeat Q4 results.
    NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSTG) shares surged 12.64 percent to close at $13.19.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) gained 12.12 percent to close at $4.07 on Tuesday.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) shares climbed 11.58 percent to close at $6.55 on Tuesday.
    American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) rose 11.23 percent to close at $32.28 following a report from Reuters that the company is looking for a sale.
    iQIYI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) gained 11.15 percent to close at $22.52.
    Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT) rose 10.4 percent to close at $7.11.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) gained 10.26 percent to close at $3.33. Stein Mart is expected to release quarterly earnings on May 23.
    MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG) shares rose 10.11 percent to close at $8.06.
    The Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) gained 8.2 percent to close at $8.18. Container Store reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter after the closing bell.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares gained 7.69 percent to close at $9.10 after the company reported upbeat Q2 results.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 6.4 percent to close at $59.03 after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.

     

Best Medical Stocks For 2019: RealPage, Inc.(RP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    RealPage Inc (NASDAQ:RP) Chairman Stephen T. Winn sold 752,793 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $59.24, for a total value of $44,595,457.32. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now owns 1,945,439 shares in the company, valued at $115,247,806.36. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    RealPage Inc (NASDAQ:RP) Chairman Stephen T. Winn sold 794,939 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $56.73, for a total transaction of $45,096,889.47. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 1,674,645 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $95,002,610.85. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Fiera Capital Corp cut its position in RealPage (NASDAQ:RP) by 11.4% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 149,545 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 19,281 shares during the quarter. Fiera Capital Corp’s holdings in RealPage were worth $7,702,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Medical Stocks For 2019: White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd.(WTM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    White Mountains Insurance(NYSE:WTM) has largely exited its traditional insurance businesses, but it has some major businesses that are closely related to the insurance industry. Here’s a rundown of what NSM Insurance and MediaAlpha do and how White Mountains makes money from them.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    These days, White Mountains Insurance’s(NYSE:WTM) only real insurance operation is its municipal bond reinsurance subsidiaries. Here’s how the business works and how it makes money.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    White Mountains Insurance(NYSE:WTM) has a sizable investment in Kudu Investment Management, an advisory and capital business with a unique business model. Here’s an overview of Kudu and where it could be heading in the future.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Over the past few years, White Mountains Insurance(NYSE:WTM) has exited most of its insurance businesses and now looks more like a conglomerate. Here’s an overview of what the company does now.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    White Mountains Insurance (NYSE:WTM) has a lot in common with Warren Buffett-led Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B). The company’s insurance-based businesses have fueled the company’s investment portfolio, to name the key similarity. However, there are some big differences investors should be aware of before adding White Mountains to their portfolios.

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