Best Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now

FRESENIUS SE &/S (NASDAQ: LMAT) and LeMaitre Vascular (NASDAQ:LMAT) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for FRESENIUS SE &/S and LeMaitre Vascular, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
FRESENIUS SE &/S 1 0 0 0 1.00
LeMaitre Vascular 0 3 3 0 2.50

LeMaitre Vascular has a consensus price target of $37.67, suggesting a potential upside of 2.86%. Given LeMaitre Vascular’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe LeMaitre Vascular is more favorable than FRESENIUS SE &/S.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Invesco Municipal Opportunity Trust(VMO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Invesco Van Kampen Municpl Opprtnty Trst (NYSE:VMO) declared a monthly dividend on Tuesday, April 3rd, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, April 17th will be paid a dividend of 0.0554 per share by the investment management company on Monday, April 30th. This represents a $0.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.66%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 16th.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: 1st Source Corporation(SRCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    1st Source (NASDAQ:SRCE) was upgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    1st Source (NASDAQ:SRCE)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $56.13 and last traded at $55.94, with a volume of 100 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $55.94.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    1st Source Co. (NASDAQ:SRCE) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $55.00.

  • [By ]

    Currently, I like People’s Utah Bancorp (Nasdaq: PUB), 1st Source Corporation (Nasdaq: SRCE), and East West Bancorp (Nasdaq: EWBC) as stocks likely to benefit in the small/regional sector.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Urban Outfitters Inc.(URBN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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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 Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) reported downbeat results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) reported better-than-expected earnings for its fiscal first quarter on Tuesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TJX Companies (NYSE: TJX) and Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN) had its target price hoisted by MKM Partners to $47.00 in a research note published on Wednesday morning, The Fly reports. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the apparel retailer’s stock.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Hurco Companies, Inc.(HURC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hurco Companies (NASDAQ: HURC) and MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about Hurco Companies (NASDAQ:HURC) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hurco Companies earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 46.4423003395805 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: BAE Systems PLC (BAESY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BEACH ENERGY Lt/ADR (OTCMKTS:BCHEY) and BAE SYS PLC/S (OTCMKTS:BAESY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Jason Hall, Rich Smith, and Travis Hoium]

    But that doesn’t mean investors looking to add defense stocks to their portfolio should avoid the entire sector; there are opportunities to be had. These Motley Fool contributors have identified two companies with substantial military and commercial opportunities in AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) and Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA), as well as undervalued British defense giant BAE Systems PLC (ADR) (NASDAQOTH:BAESY) as defense stocks worth watching closely this month. 

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Britain’s BAE Systems (NASDAQOTH:BAESF) (NASDAQOTH:BAESY) is a behemoth, doing more than $24 billion in annual business and valued in excess of $26 billion — yet it’s largely unknown to U.S. investors, a consequence of its stock being traded over the counter and not on major U.S. stock exchanges like the NYSE or Nasdaq. That could change, however, with BAE winning a big endorsement from investment megabank Morgan Stanley this morning.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cincinnati Bell Inc(CBB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Laurion Capital Management LP purchased a new stake in shares of Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 44,180 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $694,000. Laurion Capital Management LP owned about 0.09% of Cincinnati Bell at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    An issue of Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) bonds fell 0.8% as a percentage of their face value during trading on Thursday. The high-yield debt issue has a 7% coupon and will mature on July 15, 2024. The debt is now trading at $89.25 and was trading at $90.25 one week ago. Price moves in a company’s bonds in credit markets often predict parallel moves in its stock price.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was mixed on Wall Street, with the Nasdaq Composite eking out minor gains even as most other major benchmarks finished down modestly. Market participants seemed largely content to see how things played out on the geopolitical front between the U.S. and North Korea, and key reversals in other financial markets helped send 10-year Treasury rates back below 3% and also resulted in a substantial drop in crude oil prices. Despite generally quiet conditions, bad news sent shares of certain companies lower. Accuray (NASDAQ:ARAY), Cincinnati Bell (NYSE:CBB), and Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cincinnati Bell (NYSE:CBB) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 9th. The utilities provider reported ($0.19) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.15) by ($0.04). Cincinnati Bell had a negative net margin of 2.77% and a negative return on equity of 0.61%. The company had revenue of $296.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $296.69 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted ($0.01) earnings per share. Cincinnati Bell’s revenue was up 6.5% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that Cincinnati Bell Inc. will post -0.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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