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Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of ON Semiconductor (NASDAQ:ON) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

According to Zacks, “ON Semi is an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of a broad range of discrete and embedded semiconductor components. The company benefits from robust demand, adoption and favorable product mix. The company continues to gain from its strength in automotive and industrial end-markets. The addition of Fairchild’s offerings has expanded the company’s product portfolio. Synergies from acquisitions have given the company exposure to new end markets along with higher margin capabilities. We believe the recent acquisition of SensL Technologies, which is expected to be immediately accretive, is a positive. Notably, shares of the company have outperformed the industry on a year-to-date basis. However, intensifying competition and high debt position remain woes. Furthermore, restructuring activities limit bottom-line growth.”

Best Stocks To Watch Right Now: CVENT, INC.(CVT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    CyberVein (CURRENCY:CVT) traded 7.6% lower against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 21:00 PM E.T. on June 9th. One CyberVein token can now be purchased for about $0.0625 or 0.00000853 BTC on major exchanges including Bit-Z, HitBTC and IDEX. CyberVein has a total market cap of $56.75 million and $10.82 million worth of CyberVein was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, CyberVein has traded up 5.3% against the US dollar.

Best Stocks To Watch Right Now: Monro Muffler Brake, Inc.(MNRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Taylor Cox]

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Best Stocks To Watch Right Now: Navigant Consulting, Inc.(NCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in July. As of July 13th, there was short interest totalling 1,361,156 shares, a growth of 39.4% from the June 29th total of 976,551 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 209,062 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 6.5 days. Currently, 3.1% of the company’s stock are sold short.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) and Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) was upgraded by Barrington Research from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note issued on Monday, The Fly reports.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Best Stocks To Watch Right Now: National Health Investors, Inc.(NHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE:NHI) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the thirteen analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $71.43.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL lifted its position in shares of National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE:NHI) by 10.1% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 116,300 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 10,700 shares during the period. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL owned approximately 0.28% of National Health Investors worth $7,826,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Best Stocks To Watch Right Now: Hexcel Corporation(HXL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Hexcel Corp. (NYSE: HXL) was raised to Buy from Hold with an $80 price target (versus a $67.05 close) at Canaccord Genuity.

    Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) was maintained as Overweight but the price target was cut to $60 from $65 at KeyBanc Capital Markets. Intel has a 52-week range of $33.23 to $57.60 and a consensus target price of $59.03.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Trillium Asset Management LLC lessened its holdings in Hexcel (NYSE:HXL) by 12.4% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 331,664 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 47,089 shares during the quarter. Hexcel makes up approximately 1.2% of Trillium Asset Management LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 19th largest position. Trillium Asset Management LLC owned 0.37% of Hexcel worth $21,422,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC boosted its position in Hexcel (NYSE:HXL) by 4.2% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 165,404 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,656 shares during the quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC owned about 0.18% of Hexcel worth $10,683,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Advanced materials are loosely defined as those designed with enhanced properties that improve on traditionally used materials. A broader definition includes materials seeing increased demand due to advanced technologies. For example, if you want to reduce the weight of aircraft (while also increasing strength) then Hexcel Corp. (NYSE: HXL) advanced composites are going to come in handy. Similarly, if you believe in the future of electric vehicles then the lithium produced byAlbemarle Corp. (NYSE: ALB) (used in batteries) will surely come into high demand in the future. Moreover, if you want to invest in companies that provide technology to materials processors then high-performance laser manufacturer IPG Photonics Corp. (NASDAQ: IPGP) is well worth a look. Here’s the investment case for all three.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Hexcel Co. (NYSE:HXL) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the fourteen analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have assigned a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $71.27.

Best Stocks To Watch Right Now: RPX Corporation(RPXC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC lifted its position in RPX Co. (NASDAQ:RPXC) by 32.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 787,377 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 192,430 shares during the period. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC owned about 1.58% of RPX worth $8,417,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Patent litigation abuse is a major problem in the tech industry, and policymakers have looked for ways to fight it. RPX (NASDAQ:RPXC) came up with a unique approach to patent protection involving purchases of various intellectual property to deter would-be plaintiffs from challenging ownership. Yet the market for those services hasn’t grown the way some had anticipated, and even after diversifying into legal discovery services, RPX saw little choice but to start pursuing strategic alternatives to come up with a future direction for its business.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Research Frontiers (NASDAQ: REFR) and RPX (NASDAQ:RPXC) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    RPX (NASDAQ:RPXC) was upgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday.

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