Best Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019

Target (NYSE:TGT) stock seemed to be finally turning a corner. After years of pressure from e-commerce giant Amazon and Walmart’s digital reinvention, shares were significantly trailing the greater S&P 500 and posting a 5-year loss. Over the last year, however, shares have rallied in response to management’s plans to reinvigorate the brand’s shopping experience and improve its online shopping channel. 

Unfortunately, the company’s first-quarter earnings put a halt to that rally. Target had a mixed report, outperforming on the top line with $16.8 billion in revenue but missing on the bottom line with adjusted earnings per share of $1.32 versus the analyst consensus of $1.39. Looking beyond the headline numbers, there are signs of improvement: Same-store sales increased by 3% during the quarter, and digital sales increased 28%, a higher clip than the 21% growth rate in the year-ago period.

Still, shares are down 6% this week. Is this a good time for value investors to establish a position?

Best Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(CPRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares rose 90.9 percent to $2.52. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 58.4 percent to $1.9005 after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares climbed 23.2 percent to $37.5370 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) rose 21.9 percent to $1.17 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) jumped 18.8 percent to $4.87. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 17.2 percent to $49.45 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) jumped 16.2 percent to $7.96. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) rose 15.5 percent to $5.6011.
    InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE: NSPR) gained 13.3 percent to $1.36 following PR announcing sustained benefit of CGuard EPS.
    Immutep Limited (NASDAQ: IMMP) shares climbed 13.2 percent to $2.7724 after the company reported new data from its ongoing TACTI-mel Phase I trial, which evaluated the combination of eftilagimod alpha, its lead compound, with Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK)'s Keytruda in unresectable or metastatic melanoma patients, who have had a suboptimal response or had disease progression with keytruda monotherapy..
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) rose 12.2 percent to $21.20 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 12.1 percent to
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cantor Fitzgerald assumed coverage on shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CPRX) in a report issued on Thursday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The firm set an “overweight” rating and a $8.00 price target on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. Cantor Fitzgerald’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 153.97% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CPRX) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report published on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cantor Fitzgerald assumed coverage on shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CPRX) in a report issued on Thursday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The firm set an “overweight” rating and a $8.00 price target on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. Cantor Fitzgerald’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 153.97% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CPRX) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $6.25.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CPRX) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Tuesday.

    CPRX has been the subject of several other research reports. HC Wainwright set a $6.00 target price on Catalyst Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Catalyst Pharmaceuticals from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $3.25 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, August 13th. Oppenheimer started coverage on Catalyst Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Thursday, July 12th. They issued a buy rating and a $6.00 target price for the company. Cantor Fitzgerald started coverage on Catalyst Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Friday, September 21st. They issued an overweight rating for the company. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies started coverage on Catalyst Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Friday, September 7th. They issued an overweight rating and a $5.00 target price for the company. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $5.61.

Best Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Rockwell Automation, Inc.(ROK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    In truth, there’s nothing surprising here, because a slew of companies have reported weaker automotive capital spending conditions. For example, Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) recently lowered expectations for its sales to the industry in 2019. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) and Oxford Instruments (OTCMKTS:OXINF) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Investing in robotics is a popular idea, but sometimes you have to dig a bit deeper to find stocks exposed to the theme. In this context, I think Cognex Corporation’s (NASDAQ:CGNX) machine vision solutions, Rockwell Automation Inc.’s (NYSE:ROK) industrial automation technology, and NICE Ltd.’s (NASDAQ:NICE) data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) are well suited to profit from increased spending on robotics. Let’s look at the case for each of the three.

Best Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Internet Gold Golden Lines Ltd.(IGLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Internet Gold Golden Lines (NASDAQ:IGLD) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Internet Gold Golden Lines earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.7616640405736 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Best Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Engility Holdings, Inc.(EGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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    Engility CEO Lynn Dugle Named Among ‘Outstanding Women in STEM’ (govconwire.com) Analysts Set Expectations for Engility Holdings Inc’s Q3 2018 Earnings (EGL) (americanbankingnews.com) Engility Holdings Inc Forecasted to Post Q3 2018 Earnings of $0.47 Per Share (EGL) (americanbankingnews.com) Engility to Present at the Jefferies 2018 Global Industrials Conference (finance.yahoo.com) Engility (EGL) Downgraded to Hold at Noble Financial (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of brokerages recently weighed in on EGL. Noble Financial downgraded Engility from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $37.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Wells Fargo & Co raised their price objective on Engility from $27.00 to $35.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, July 13th. ValuEngine raised Engility from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 12th. Cowen set a $40.00 price objective on Engility and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. Finally, Drexel Hamilton reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Engility in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. Engility has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $37.50.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) surged 73.3 percent to $3.90.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares gained 51 percent to $33.1365. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) shares jumped 34 percent to $3.00.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares rose 28.2 percent to $4.51 after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares jumped 27.8 percent to $21.40 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 20.5 percent to $8.920 after climbing 107.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) gained 19.5 percent to $ 5.97. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) rose 18.9 percent to $10.035 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) gained 18.3 percent to $3.0177. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to report Q1 results on May 15.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) rose 18.1 percent to $35.85 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares jumped 16 percent to $30.75 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTMI) gained 13.7 percent to $16.53 after reporting Q1 results.
    Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT) shares surged 12 percent to $40.06 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) rose 11.8 percent to $40.93 following Q1 results.
    Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL) surged 11.2 percent to $27.36. Engility reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) rose 10.7 percent to $19.10 following Q1 results.
    Logitech International S.A. (NASDAQ: LOGI)
  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    The stock’s decline followed SAIC’s better-than-expected second-quarter results, as well as an announcement from SAIC that it’s acquiring Engility Holdings (NYSE:EGL), a staffing and outsourcing services company. The acquisition, which is valued at $2.5 billion when including the assumption of Engility’s $900 million in debt, is a significant undertaking given that SAIC’s total market capitalization is only around $3.5 billion.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE:SAIC) has joined the stampede of government services firms expanding via acquisition, agreeing Sept. 10 to acquire Engility Holdings (NYSE:EGL) for about $2.5 billion in stock and assumed debt.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Engility (EGL)

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