Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now

If you’re looking for tips on how to make money withpenny stocks today, we have one tip that can help you find the safest companies to invest in.

Investing in penny stocks is popular for one big reason: The shares are inexpensive, usually below $5, so you can quickly make triple-digit profits. Biotech penny stock Oncobiologics Inc. (Nasdaq: ONS) soared from $0.87 to $1.89 between Aug. 31 and Sept. 11. That’s a 117.2% gain in just six sessions.

But penny stocks can be risky if they rally for the wrong reasons…

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For example, Cynk Technology Corp. (OTCMKTS: CYNK) surged a mind-blowing 24,900% in just two months, from May to July 2014.But by September that year, CYNK stock had crashed to just $0.20 per share. This aroused the suspicion of the SEC since the company claimed to operate a social media network that nobody had ever heard of.

The SEC eventually determined that Cynk was a shell company with zero assets, zero revenue, and just one employee. The stock’s meteoric rise and fall was found to be a pump-and-dump scam operated by a stock promoter named Gregg Mulholland. In February, he was sentenced to 12 years in jail for his role in the scam.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.(CCRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cross Country Healthcare (NASDAQ: CCRN) and StarTek (NYSE:SRT) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cross Country Healthcare (NASDAQ:CCRN) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday.

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    Activist investor Glenn Welling of Engaged Capital LLC, the insurgent investor agitating for changes at TiVo, Rent-a-Center, on Tuesday, May 15, revealed new positions in Aratana Therapeutics Inc. (PETX) , Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (CCRN)  and Finisar Corp. (FNSR)

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCRN) has received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the thirteen ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $14.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    American International Group Inc. trimmed its stake in shares of Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCRN) by 20.0% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 22,638 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 5,648 shares during the period. American International Group Inc. owned about 0.06% of Cross Country Healthcare worth $252,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Costco Wholesale Corporation(COST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Blue Apron plans to counter bigger challengers like Amazonand Walmartby signing more retail partnerships with brick-and-mortar players that want to sell meal kits. Costco (NASDAQ: COST) is notably Blue Apron’s first major partner.

  • [By Anders Bylund, Leo Sun, and Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    For investors who prefer their high-growth plays to be backed by actual business results, there are many lower-risk alternatives on today’s stock market. To help you strike that delicate balance between exciting growth prospects and reasonable market risks, we asked a handful of your fellow investors here at The Motley Fool to share their best high-growth ideasnot named bitcoin. Read on to see why they recommend Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT),Coscto Wholesale(NASDAQ:COST), andMicron Technologies(NASDAQ:MU) at the moment.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Costco (COST)

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  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    There are several parts of the value chain that create natural and organic goods:

    Individual organic farmers, who you largely cannot invest in. Producers of organic foods, who take farmer’s goods and combine them for consumption. This includes players likeHain Celestial (NASDAQ:HAIN),SunOpta, andLifeway Foods. Grocers with a focus on natural and organic goods, which originally includedWhole Foods (now owned by Amazon),Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM), andNatural Grocers — what I refer to as “pure-play,” which are grocers with a sole focus on organic. But the list now includes big names likeKroger(NYSE:KR),Costco(NASDAQ:COST), andWalmart(NYSE:WMT). Distributors specializing in natural and organic food, primarilyUnited Natural Foods.

    When the Great Recession hit, many of these pure-play natural and organic companies (read: not Costco, Walmart, or Kroger) were devastated. Consumers were pinching pennies and unwilling to pay the extra money for organic fruits.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Digirad Corporation(DRAD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Some of these are even smaller nano-caps, such as medical device maker Digirad (Nasdaq: DRAD), whose entire market value is just $36 million.

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with small businesses. I own shares of quite a few in my personal account. But for the most part, I use them to fill out the growth sleeve of my portfolio and don’t consider them stable income producers.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Recon Technology, Ltd.(RCON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about Recon Technology (NASDAQ:RCON) has been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Recon Technology earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 44.9374991541436 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.(EXPD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News articles about Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Expeditors International of Washington earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 46.7570916317495 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven research firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have given a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $65.63.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Tuesday saw an up-and-down session on Wall Street, with major benchmarks trading on either side of the unchanged mark before finishing the day flat. Many investors kept most of their attention on Washington, where the White House announced that the U.S. would withdraw from the deal that the previous administration made with Iran concerning nuclear development. The withdrawal was largely expected, and although crude oil and other commodities were volatile leading up to the final decision, most other financial markets seemed prepared for the announcement. Even on a lackluster day, some companies had good news that lifted their shares substantially. Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD), Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE:VRX), and SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Adviser Investments LLC trimmed its holdings in Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD) by 78.8% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 2,550 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 9,500 shares during the period. Adviser Investments LLC’s holdings in Expeditors International of Washington were worth $161,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its stake in shares of Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD) by 22.7% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 240,918 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 44,645 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company owned approximately 0.14% of Expeditors International of Washington worth $15,249,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Eastman Kodak Company(KODK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Eastman Kodak Co. (NYSE:KODK) surprised investors earlier this month when the company announced it was planning to launch its own cryptocurrency.

    Speculators quickly scooped up Kodaks languishing stock on the news, sending shares from $3 to more than $13 in just two trading days.

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    Eastman Kodak Co. (KODK) has accused Hong Kong-based trading exchange LBank.io of fraud related to its upcoming KODAKCoin initial coin offering (ICO). LBank.io claimed it would be hosting the KODAKCoin ICO from May 4 through May 11, but Kodak said it’s not true. “It has come to our attention that more than one fraudulent website has been promoting the sale of KODAKCoin. All factual information regarding the availability of an IOC to accredited investors will come directly from KODAKCoin and its authorized representatives,” Kodak said to Coindesk. Kodak had initially expected to begin offering its KODAKCoin in January, but has since delayed the sale. LBank.io is the ninth-largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world by trading volume.

  • [By ]

    After a number of delays, Eastman Kodak Co. (KODK) announced that its KODAKCoin will begin fundraising later this month. The offering of KODAKCoin, which will come in the form of a Simple Agreements for Future Tokens (SAFTs) sale, will start May 21 for a limited number of accredited investors. Kodak is seeking to raise $50 million in the fundraising, which will be carried out by WENN Digital. Kodak first announced the coin and its planned offering in January. “Our goal with this offering is utmost security and transparency, working to bring digital tokens to investors by adhering to industry best practices and in a manner that we hope instils public confidence in the crypto space,” said WENN, according to Coindesk.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de

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