Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021

American States Water Company’s (AWR Quick QuoteAWR ) planned investments in strengthening its aging water infrastructure along with a sturdy utility customer base act as tailwinds. Consistent contribution from its American States Utility Services (ASUS) unit too aids its operations.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2021 and 2022 earnings is pegged at $2.48 and $2.59 per share each, indicating respective growth of 6.44% and 4.44% from the corresponding year-ago reported figures. The company has a trailing four-quarter earnings surprise of 4.35%, on average.

Shares of this currently Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) player have gained 22.2% in the past six months, outperforming the industry’s rise of 20.2%. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

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Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021: Taseko Mines Limited(TGB)

Taseko Mines Limited is a mining company. The Company is engaged in the production and sale of metals, as well as related activities, including exploration and mine development, within the province of British Columbia, Canada and the State of Arizona, the United States. Its operating asset is the Gibraltar Mine, a copper mine located in central British Columbia. It also owns the New Prosperity Gold-Copper, Aley Niobium, Florence Copper and Harmony Gold Projects. The Florence Copper Project is an in-situ copper recovery (ISCR) project in central Arizona. The Aley Niobium Project is located in northern British Columbia, approximately 140 kilometers north of Mackenzie. The New Prosperity Project is a gold-copper porphyry with approximately one billion ton measured and indicated resource containing approximately 5.3 billion pounds of copper and over 13.3 million ounces of gold. The Harmony Project is a gold project located on Graham Island off British Columbia’s west coast. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Taseko Mines Ltd (NYSEAMERICAN:TGB) (TSE:TKO)’s share price rose 1.2% during trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $0.82 and last traded at $0.83. Approximately 10,320 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 99% from the average daily volume of 804,476 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.82.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Taseko Mines Ltd (NYSEAMERICAN:TGB) (TSE:TKO) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Friday . Approximately 1,697,074 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 111% from the previous session’s volume of 804,476 shares.The stock last traded at $0.80 and had previously closed at $0.76.

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021: Natus Medical Incorporated(BABY)

Natus Medical Incorporated provides neurodiagnostic and newborn care products worldwide. The company offers healthcare products used for the screening, detection, treatment, monitoring, and tracking of common medical ailments in newborn care, hearing impairment, neurological dysfunction, epilepsy, sleep disorders, and balance and mobility disorders. Its product offerings include neurodiagnostic systems for audiology, neurology, polysomnography, and neonatology; newborn care products, such as hearing screening systems, phototherapy devices for the treatment of newborn jaundice, head-cooling products for the treatment of brain injury in newborns, and incubators to control the newborn?s environment; and software systems for managing and tracking disorders and diseases. The company provides newborn hearing screening product lines consisting of the ALGO, ABaer, AuDX, and Echo-Screen newborn hearing screeners; and hearing screening supply products that are used with newborn hea ring screening devices. It also offers diagnostic hearing assessment product lines, which include the Navigator Pro system, the Scout sport portable diagnostic device, and the AuDX PRO; and diagnostic hearing supply products. In addition, the company provides monitoring systems, balance and mobility products, newborn brain injury diagnostic products, thermoregulation products, and jaundice management products. Further, it offers photometers, radiometers, patient warming lamps, neonatal heatshields, pediatric scales, blanket warming cabinets, exam lights, oxygen hoods, restraining boards, and newborn circumstraints; neonatal noise attenuators, phototherapy eye masks, and x-ray shields for reproductive organs; and newborn screening data management products. The company serves hospitals, clinics, laboratories, physicians, nurses, audiologists, and governmental agencies. Natus Medical Incorporated was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in San Carlos, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Natus Medical Inc (NASDAQ:BABY) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the five analysts that are presently covering the firm, reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $36.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By John Bromels]

    Shares ofNatus Medical(NASDAQ:BABY) fell 18.1% in February, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The manufacturer of medical devices and equipment for newborns reported mixed fourth-quarter 2018 results on Feb. 13.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Natus Medical Inc (NASDAQ:BABY) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the five ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has issued a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $36.00.

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021: Peoples Bancorp Inc.(PEBO)

Peoples Bancorp Inc. operates as a holding company for Peoples Bank, National Association that provides financial products and services. It offers commercial and retail banking, insurance, brokerage, and trust services. The company accepts various deposit products, including demand deposit accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, and certificates of deposit; and provides commercial, consumer, and real estate mortgage loans, as well as lines of credit. It also offers debit and automated teller machine (ATM) cards; corporate and personal trust services; safe deposit rental facilities; travelers checks, money orders, and cashier?s checks; and telephone and Internet-based banking services. In addition, the company provides a range of life, health, and property and casualty insurance products; and fiduciary and wealth management services. Further, it offers brokerage services through an unaffiliated registered broker-dealer; and credit cards to consumers and business es, as well as provides merchant credit card processing services through joint marketing arrangements with third parties. The company offers its financial products and services through 47 financial service locations and 40 ATMs in southeastern Ohio, northwestern West Virginia, and northeastern Kentucky. Peoples Bancorp Inc. was founded in 1902 and is based in Marietta, Ohio.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) and Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report released on Friday.

    Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on PEBO. Boenning Scattergood reissued a hold rating on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. Hovde Group set a $39.00 price objective on shares of Peoples Bancorp and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Peoples Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $37.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. ValuEngine raised shares of Peoples Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill reissued a hold rating and issued a $37.00 price objective on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Peoples Bancorp has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $38.00.

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021: Evoke Pharma, Inc.(EVOK)

Evoke Pharma, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, primarily focuses on the development of drugs for the treatment of gastroenterological disorders and diseases. It develops EVK-001, a metoclopramide nasal spray, which is in Phase III clinical trials for the relief of symptoms associated with acute and recurrent diabetic gastroparesis in women with diabetes mellitus. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Solana Beach, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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    Evoke Pharma (EVOK) Given a $9.00 Price Target by HC Wainwright Analysts ( Evoke Pharma (EVOK) Announces FDA Acceptance of Gimoti NDA ( FDA to Review Gimoti for Diabetic Gastroparesis in Adult Women ( Evoke Pharmas Gimoti NDA Accepted for FDA Review (

    Shares of NASDAQ EVOK traded up $0.08 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $2.44. 56,399 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 83,661. The stock has a market cap of $42.58 million, a PE ratio of -2.94 and a beta of 1.46. Evoke Pharma has a 52-week low of $1.85 and a 52-week high of $4.09.

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021: Home BancShares, Inc.(HOMB)

Home BancShares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Centennial Bank that provides commercial and retail banking, and related financial services to businesses, real estate developers and investors, individuals, and municipalities. Its deposit products include checking, savings, and money market accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The companys loan portfolio comprises non-farm/non-residential real estate, construction/land development, residential mortgage, consumer, and commercial and industrial loans. It also provides Internet banking, mobile banking, voice response information, cash management, overdraft protection, direct deposit, safe deposit boxes, the United States savings bonds, and automatic account transfer services. Further, the company writes policies for commercial and personal lines of business, including insurance for property, casualty, life, health, and employee benefits; and offers trust services focusing primarily on personal trusts, corporate trusts, and employee benefit trusts. As of December 31, 2015, it operated through 79 branches in Arkansas, 61 branches in Florida, 6 branches in Alabama, and a loan production office in New York City. Home BancShares, Inc. is headquartered in Conway, Arkansas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tim Melvin]

    This was especially the case with Home BancShares Inc. (NASDAQ: HOMB), a regional bank based out of Conway, Arkansas.

    On a Friday afternoon back in summer 2016, I was wrapping up my work and heading out for my “ready for the weekend pizza and vino” run when I got an email from Home BancShares chairman John Allison.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    Home BancShares (NASDAQ:HOMB) is an Arkansas-based bank run by founder and chairman Johnny Allison. Founded in 1999, the company has grown, mostly via 23 acquisitions, to $15 billion in assets, with major operations in Arkansas, Florida, and Alabama, along with a branch New York City.

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