Hot Stocks To Own For 2019

What happened

Shares of Kinross Gold Corporation (NYSE:KGC) fell 14.3% today after the company announced first-quarter 2018 results. While the company delivered top-line growth compared to the year-ago period thanks to higher sales volumes and selling prices, it didn’t trickle down to the bottom line. Instead, net income actually decreased 21% compared to the performance in the first quarter of 2017. It’s the same sticking point Wall Street had with full-year 2017 results.

Turns out, nearly all of the decrease could be explained away by a higher income tax burden. All other important financial metrics — including all-in sustaining cost (AISC) per gold equivalent ounce, operating income, and operating cash flow — improved in the year-over-year comparison.

As of 1:01 p.m. EDT, the stock had settled to a 12.1% loss.

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Hot Stocks To Own For 2019: International Speedway Corporation(ISCA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    International Speedway Corporation (NASDAQ: ISCA)Q2 2018 Earnings Conference callJul. 05, 2018, 1:00 pm ET

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street moved lower on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffering a 201-point decline. Stocks took their cues from the bond market, where bond prices dropped sharply in response to extremely strong U.S. economic data. For years, the economic expansion has given bond investors a Goldilocks scenario, in which growth was solid but not so sharp as to cause negative side effects, such as inflation. Now, stronger signals could force the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates more aggressively than previously thought, and that could hurt the markets. Several individual companies also suffered from bad news that sent their shares lower. Mallinckrodt (NYSE:MNK), International Speedway (NASDAQ:ISCA), and LGI Homes (NASDAQ:LGIH) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    Stocks to Watch Today: STZ, AMZN, BKS
    Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE: STZ) leads today’s list of companies reporting earnings. The spirits giant reported earnings per share of $2.87 on top of $2.30 billion in revenue. Those figures topped consensus expectations of $2.58 on top of $2.25 billion. The company also announced it had increased its 2019 fiscal guidance. Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is generating some negative press this morning. The e-commerce giant had announced an hourly wage hike for its workers on Tuesday. However, as we dig deeper into the announcement, it turns out that the firm has eliminated monthly bonuses and stock awards from its hourly employees. In addition, Bloomberg is reporting that Chinese equipment manufacturer Super Micro may have allowed microchips that could be used for spying into equipment run in Amazon Web Services. Amazon has denied the report. In deal news, Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) shares popped 18% on news that the firm is exploring a potential sale. According to reports, the firm has received interest from several parties, including the firm’s chair, Leonard Riggio, who developed Barnes & Noble’s modern franchise in 1971. Shares of BKS stock had been off about 18% since January as the firm continues to struggle against Amazon and faces a difficult retail environment. Look for other earnings reports from Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST), International Speedway Corp. (NASDAQ: ISCA), and Sky Solar Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: SKYS)

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Hot Stocks To Own For 2019: iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index Fund(IBB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Biotech continued its summer rally, with the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) jumping 1.3%. The price of crude oil appeared poised to regain the $70 level, rising 1.7% and pushing the energy sector higher; the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSEMKT:XOP) closed up 1.3%. 

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    After eking out a modest gain in the week ended April 27, the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (ETF) (NASDAQ: IBB) pulled back this week amid some not-so-encouraging earnings reports and negative regulatory decisions: Link

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Private Capital Advisors Inc. lowered its position in iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) by 97.7% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,811 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 77,946 shares during the period. Private Capital Advisors Inc.’s holdings in iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF were worth $604,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Hot Stocks To Own For 2019: Merck & Company, Inc.(MRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Dividend Yield

    Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) Drugs $109 billion 19.37 1.88%
    AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) Drugs $93 billion 19.70 3.97%
    Becton Dickinson and Co. (NYSE: BDX) Medical supplies $60 billion 17.74 1.29%
    DexCom (NASDAQ: DXCM) Medical devices $8 billion N/A N/A
    Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) Drugs $85 billion 14.91 2.77%
    Insulet (NASDAQ: PODD) Medical devices $5 billion 273.03 N/A
    Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) Drugs, medical devices $325 billion 14.16 2.57%
    Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) Drugs $1 billion N/A N/A
    MannKind (NASDAQ: MNKD) Drugs $270 million N/A N/A
    Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) Medical devices $117 billion 15.36 2.14%
    Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK) Drugs $159 billion 12.99 3.22%
    Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) Drugs $116 billion 18.29 2.61%
    Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) Drugs $209 billion 11.62 3.82%
    Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: REGN) Drugs $32 billion 13.95 N/A
    Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) Drugs $95 billion 10.75 4.64%
    Senseonics Holdings (NYSEMKT: SENS) Medical devices $447 million N/A N/A
    Tandem Diabetes Care (NASDAQ: TNDM) Medical devices $711 million N/A N/A

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance. P/E = price-to-earnings ratio; N/A = not applicable. Data as of May 25, 2018.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) shares short fell to 19.91 million from 21.90 million in the previous period. Its shares were trading at $69.83, in a 52-week range of $52.83 to $70.59.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) traded up 1.03% at $59.05. The stock’s 52-week range is $52.83 to $66.41. Volume was about 35% below the daily average of around 11.4 million shares. The company reported another successful phase III trial for its Keytruda lung cancer drug this morning.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    The financial impact of a cure can probably best be seen with what has happened in hepatitis C. Let’s look at three drugmakers — Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY), Gilead Sciences, and Merck (NYSE:MRK).

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    Merck & Co. (MRK) , Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Celgene Inc. (CELG) may be wondering what has gotten into U.S. Senator Cory Booker, who represents their home state of New Jersey.

Hot Stocks To Own For 2019: Omega Flex Inc.(OFLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Omega Flex, Inc. (NASDAQ:OFLX) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, September 12th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 21st will be paid a dividend of 0.24 per share by the industrial products company on Tuesday, October 2nd. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.28%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 20th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Omega Flex (NASDAQ:OFLX) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Saturday.

    Shares of Omega Flex stock opened at $64.52 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $640.63 million, a P/E ratio of 34.69 and a beta of 1.07. Omega Flex has a 52 week low of $51.02 and a 52 week high of $95.00.

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