Hot Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now

Seemingly nothing can stop the marijuana industry, or marijuana stocks, at the moment.

Over the past couple of years, we’ve witnessed a number of major milestones for the cannabis industry. For example, in 2012, Colorado and Washington became the first states where a majority of voters legalized the sale of recreational marijuana to adults ages 21 and up. Since then, an additional six states have joined in. The rapid growth in legal recreational weed sales is what helped push Colorado well over the $1 billion total legal sales mark (medical plus recreational) by the end of October in 2016. Comparatively, legal sales only hit $996.2 million in 2015.

Another interesting milestone involves Ohio and Pennsylvania. The legislatures of both states wound up legalizing medical marijuana in 2016, which could pave a path for other legislatures to save time and follow their lead.

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Hot Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Acacia Communications, Inc. (ACIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    The ZTE ban is an odd move that hurts American companies while helping Chinese ones. The ban already crushed the stock price of U.S. fiber optic companies like Acacia Communications (NASDAQ: ACIA), which generated 30% ofits sales from ZTE’s orders last year.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    In response to the news, optical stocks with exposure to ZTE faced heavy selling pressure, led by Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA), which dropped 38.2 percent by the day’s close.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of Acacia Communications (NASDAQ:ACIA) rallied 9% on May 14 after President Trump announced that he was “working together” with President Xi to give ZTE (NASDAQOTH:ZTCOY) — the second largest telecom equipment maker in China — “a way to get back into business.”

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Stock in optical interconnect products providerAcacia Communications (NASDAQ:ACIA)fell 26.8% in April, according to data fromS&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) jumped 43.3 percent to $0.5447 after the micro-cap specialty diagnostics company reported preliminary first-quarter results. The company said its first quarter revenue rose 286 percent from the same quarter a year ago to $712,000.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) gained 34.5 percent to $4.52 after the company announced it would proceed with Phase 3 development of GR-MD-02 for NASH Cirrhosis following the FDA meeting.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) shares rose 21.9 percent to $8.1063.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16 percent to $15.65.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares jumped 15.5 percent to $3.6263 after the company disclosed that its application for Medicare codes received favorable preliminary decision.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) rose 13.7 percent to $10.12.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 13.7 percent to $4.6743.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares gained 12.2 percent to $35.34 as optical sector is seeing strength following President Trump's announcement that he would work with China related to ZTE Corp.
    Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) shares rose 11.3 percent to $35.17. Jefferies upgraded Tailored Brands from Hold to Buy.
    Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ: KONA) jumped 10.6 percent to $2.875.
    Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ: FNHC) shares rose 10.6 percent to $20.29. Raymond James upgraded Federated National Holding from Outperform to Strong Buy.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) climbed 10.2 percent to $15.15. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) shares climbed 10.1 percent to $3.16. Stein Mart is expected to release Q1 earnings on May 23.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 9.7 percent to $108.60 after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restar
  • [By Leo Sun]

    That ban would cripple China’s 5G expansion efforts, since ZTE needs components from American companies like Acacia Communications (NASDAQ:ACIA) and Qualcomm. ZTE uses Acacia’s fiber optic components in its infrastructure upgrades, and Qualcomm’s SoCs in its smartphones.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.(CMG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By The Ticker Tape]

    Additional names sold include Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX), Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG), and Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR).

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares shot up 52 percent to $7.235 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares gained 24.2 percent to $21.80 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 22 percent to $2.625 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) jumped 21.3 percent to $411.871 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 17 percent to $3.10 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) rose 15.9 percent to $18.34 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) gained 15.6 percent to $12.20 following Q1 results.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) surged 14.4 percent to $260.3901 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) gained 13.8 percent to $3.70.
    Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 13.5 percent to $29.815 after reporting strong Q1 results.
    BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 13.5 percent to $38.30 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 13.1 percent to $10.985 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) shares gained 11.8 percent to $63.59 following Q1 results. California Water Service Group made an offer for SJW.
    Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) climbed 9.8 percent to $278.40 following Q1 results.
    CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS)
  • [By Chris Lange]

    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) is expected to report its most recent quarterly results on Tuesday. The consensus analyst estimates are $1.32 in EPS and revenue of $1.12 billion. Shares of Chipotle traded at $312.16 on Fridays close. The consensus price target is $311.64, and the 52-week range is $263.00 to $499.00.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) saw its shares turn south on Wednesday after the burrito chain announced a change in its executive leadership. The company said that its chief marketing officer, Mark Crumpacker, will resign, effective Thursday, March 15.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) will close stores as it retrenches. According to Reuters:

    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc said on Wednesday the chain will shut up to 65 underperforming restaurants and revamp its marketing under Chief Executive Officer Brian Niccol, but many questions remain unanswered about what to expect under the new leadership.

  • [By ]

    Historically, Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) has been slow to roll out new menu items. The Chipotle formula worked so well for so long that there was little reason to tinker. But the food safety crisis of 2015 led to massive sales declines, and the fallout continues to plague the fast-casual chain to this day. With customer traffic slumping more than 3% in the first quarter, Chipotle’s strategy clearly needs to change.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nuveen North Carolina Premium Income Municipal Fund(NNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its holdings in Nuveen North Carol Premium Incom Mun Fd (NYSE:NNC) by 29.8% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 289,655 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 66,507 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Nuveen North Carol Premium Incom Mun Fd were worth $3,554,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Corrections Corporation of America(CXW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Riverhead Capital Management LLC lifted its position in CoreCivic (NYSE:CXW) by 58.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 126,204 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 46,740 shares during the period. Riverhead Capital Management LLC owned approximately 0.11% of CoreCivic worth $2,464,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Corecivic Inc (NYSE:CXW) saw strong trading volume on Friday . 12,807,807 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 1,227% from the previous session’s volume of 965,253 shares.The stock last traded at $23.42 and had previously closed at $22.53.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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