Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019

Natixis increased its holdings in shares of Monsanto (NYSE:MON) by 207.9% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 500,452 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 337,918 shares during the quarter. Natixis owned approximately 0.11% of Monsanto worth $58,128,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the stock. United Capital Financial Advisers LLC lifted its stake in Monsanto by 17.6% during the first quarter. United Capital Financial Advisers LLC now owns 11,212 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $1,308,000 after purchasing an additional 1,675 shares during the last quarter. Kite Lake Capital Management UK LLP increased its position in Monsanto by 77.8% during the first quarter. Kite Lake Capital Management UK LLP now owns 559,791 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $65,322,000 after buying an additional 244,869 shares during the period. Ostrum Asset Management acquired a new position in Monsanto during the first quarter worth approximately $998,000. P Schoenfeld Asset Management LP acquired a new position in Monsanto during the first quarter worth approximately $42,870,000. Finally, Graham Capital Management L.P. increased its position in Monsanto by 831.8% during the first quarter. Graham Capital Management L.P. now owns 78,640 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $9,177,000 after buying an additional 70,200 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 74.99% of the company’s stock.

Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019: Shutterfly Inc.(SFLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Shutterfly (NASDAQ:SFLY) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the ten ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, three have issued a buy recommendation and three have assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $80.57.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY) SVP Ishantha Lokuge sold 2,514 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.73, for a total transaction of $182,843.22. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 2,514 shares in the company, valued at approximately $182,843.22. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $91.50.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shutterfly (NASDAQ:SFLY) SVP Satish Menon sold 3,980 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $94.76, for a total transaction of $377,144.80. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 28,980 shares in the company, valued at $2,746,144.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    American Century Companies Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY) by 208.9% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 324,834 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 219,679 shares during the quarter. American Century Companies Inc. owned about 0.98% of Shutterfly worth $29,245,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019: Carnival Corporation(CUK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    GasLog (NYSE: GLOG) and Carnival (NYSE:CUK) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Carnival (NYSE: CUK) and Nordic American Tanker (NYSE:NAT) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Shares of Carnival (NYSE:CCL) (NYSE:CUK) opened sharply lower on Thursday after the company posting mixed financial results. The world’s largest cruise line operator came through with a solid fiscal third quarter, but once again we see weak guidance weighing on the stock. 

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Carnival (NYSE:CCL) (NYSE:CUK) is kicking off the new trading week with disappointing financial results, sending the stock to fresh 52-week lows on Monday. The world’s largest cruise ship operator posted its fiscal second-quarter results ahead of the market open. The quarter itself was solid, but weak guidance scared investors worried about looming softness and cost controls. 

Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019: ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.(ARR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ARMOUR Residential REIT (NYSE:ARR) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 657 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,163% compared to the typical volume of 52 call options.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    IndexIQ Advisors LLC trimmed its stake in ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) by 6.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 37,484 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 2,444 shares during the period. IndexIQ Advisors LLC owned approximately 0.09% of ARMOUR Residential REIT worth $855,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) declared a monthly dividend on Wednesday, May 30th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.19 per share by the real estate investment trust on Thursday, June 28th. This represents a $2.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 9.72%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 14th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas lowered its stake in ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) by 35.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 9,270 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 4,991 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in ARMOUR Residential REIT were worth $216,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN decreased its position in shares of ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) by 19.9% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 201,989 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 50,292 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned about 0.48% of ARMOUR Residential REIT worth $4,703,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019: Merit Medical Systems Inc.(MMSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI) by 5.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 412,344 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after buying an additional 20,334 shares during the quarter. Merit Medical Systems comprises approximately 1.9% of Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 4th largest position. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. owned 0.82% of Merit Medical Systems worth $18,699,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lessened its holdings in shares of Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI) by 54.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 7,272 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after selling 8,717 shares during the quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA’s holdings in Merit Medical Systems were worth $372,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

      

    Clearside Biomedical, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLSD) shares declined 32.19 percent to close at $9.86 on Thursday. Clearside Biomedical disclosed that its Phase 2 trial of CLS-TA met primary and secondary endpoints met in 6-month trial.
    scPharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SCPH) shares dipped 30.1 percent to close at $9.94 on Thursday after the FDA identified deficiencies in the company’s New Drug Application for FUROSCIX. However, the FDA letter did not specify deficiencies identified and notification does not reflect final decision on information under review.
    Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA) fell 24.08 percent to close at $1.86. Euroseas announced completion of the spin-off of its drybulk fleet into EuroDry Ltd.
    Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ: GLNG) fell 25.09 percent to close at $25.98 following Q1 results.
    Oragenics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OGEN) shares dropped 25 percent to close at $1.50 on Thursday.
    Guess', Inc. (NYSE: GES) dropped 19.44 percent to close at $19.60 following Q1 results.
    Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMD) dropped 15.94 percent to close at $109.09 on Thursday following FQ3 results.
    Fusion Connect, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) shares fell 15.55 percent to close at $3.91.
    Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) dropped 14.44 percent to close at $8.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) shares declined 14.28 percent to close at $82.59 after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and lowered its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ: TITN) dropped 13.94 percent to close at $18.09 after reporting Q1 results.
    Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CODX) declined 13.17 percent to close at $2.90 after declining 5.65 percent on Wednesday.
    Concordia International Corp. (NASDAQ: CXRX) fell 12.89 percent to close at $0.2440 after the company announced that it would be delisted from the Nasdaq.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) slipped 12.46 percent

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bank of America cut shares of Merit Medical Systems (NASDAQ:MMSI) from a buy rating to an underperform rating in a report published on Tuesday morning, MarketBeat reports. They currently have $64.00 price target on the medical instruments supplier’s stock.

Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019: Washington Federal, Inc.(WAFD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD) announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday. The bank reported $0.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.02, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Washington Federal had a net margin of 30.61% and a return on equity of 9.53%. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.49 earnings per share.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $30.66 and last traded at $32.15, with a volume of 5270 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $31.85.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD) by 12.3% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 1,301,596 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 142,766 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. owned approximately 1.54% of Washington Federal worth $45,035,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    DANSKE Bk A/S/S (NASDAQ: WAFD) and Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Washington Federal (WAFD)

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Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019: Aon Corporation(AON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    AON (NYSE: AON) and CorVel (NASDAQ:CRVL) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    North Star Investment Management Corp. decreased its position in Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) by 17.9% during the 3rd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 2,515 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 550 shares during the period. North Star Investment Management Corp.’s holdings in AON were worth $387,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    AON (NYSE:AON) had its price target hoisted by Citigroup from $160.00 to $165.00 in a report issued on Tuesday morning. They currently have a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lessened its stake in Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) by 2.7% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 46,895 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,313 shares during the quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank’s holdings in AON were worth $6,433,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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