Hot Financial Stocks To Own Right Now


The other day, I was looking at some prom pictures our friends posted to Facebook – prom pictures of their high school senior son, that is. Not only were they great photos, but they also hit me with a bit of a shock. I very clearly recalled when that young man was born, along with where I was working at the time, where we lived, and a host of other very vivid life details. Mostly, though, I suddenly felt older…much older.

Think about who you were, where you were, and what you were doing 10 or 20 years ago. Those memories are pretty vivid, aren’t they? Is there anything you wish you would have done differently back then if you could? Of course there is.

Do any of those regrets include past financial decisions? Of course they do. Looking back at our younger selves with a critical eye is relatively easy, if not cliché, with hindsight being 20/20.

Hot Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Xcel Brands, Inc(XELB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Digital Turbine (NASDAQ: APPS) and XCel Brands (NASDAQ:XELB) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Hot Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Ohr Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(OHRP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Ohr Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: OHRP) dropped more than 11% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $0.31 after closing at $0.35 on Wednesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $2.18. Volume was around 5.5 million, more than double the daily average of around 2.3 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    OHR Pharmaceutical Inc (NASDAQ:OHRP)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low on Thursday . The company traded as low as $0.18 and last traded at $0.19, with a volume of 5632 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $0.19.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    OHR Pharmaceutical Inc (NASDAQ:OHRP)’s share price fell 9.1% during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $0.22 and last traded at $0.24. 16,800 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 98% from the average session volume of 1,040,668 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.22.

Hot Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: ConocoPhillips(COP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) worked hard to turn its business around during the oil market downturn. We saw the first glimpse of its ability to thrive, now that prices are on the upswing, at the end of last year when the U.S. oil giant reported $545 million, or $0.45 per share, of adjusted earnings. That result marked a significant improvement from the loss it had posted in the previous year.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) continued rallying last month, rising another 10%, which put them up more than 40% over the past year. Fueling April’s surge — which added more than $7.5 billion to the company’s market cap — was a combination of higher oil prices, another oil discovery in Alaska, and strong first-quarter results.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) shares short rose slightly to 21.33 million from the previous level of 21.01 million. Shares were trading at $64.79, within a 52-week range of $42.27 to $71.71.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) has worked hard to differentiate itself from other oil companies by focusing on creating value for investors as opposed to growing at all costs. That plan continued paying dividends during the first quarter, as the company blew past expectations. That strong showing sets the U.S. oil giant up for an exceptional year.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Oil driller ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) is benefiting from rising oil prices and rewarding investors with dividend hikes. However, the company’s drilling-focused business hasn’t been able to sustain a high dividend in the past, cutting the payment in 2016 amid low oil prices. This suggests that dividend investors will end up disappointed if highly volatile oil prices fall again. Here are two stocks with higher yields today and strong histories of rewarding investors through good times and bad: ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) and The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG).

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Oil prices have been on fire over the past year and recently topped $70 a barrel, which is the highest crude has been since late 2014. That rally in the oil market has helped fuel big-time gains in many oil stocks. Three that stand out are Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), Hess (NYSE:HES), and ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) because each has risen more than 20% this year. They might still have additional upside from here given that all three plan on spending billions of dollars to buy back more of their stock.

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