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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now

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Last year, a handful of large-cap tech stocks were responsible for most of the valuation expansion in the sector. A different pattern is playing out this year.

High flyers like Amazon.com Inc. and Nvidia Corp. are still handling most of the sector’s outperformance, but what is different this year is that the 10 biggest companies on average are seeing their earnings multiples shrink. It was “primarily the non-FANG stocks that became more expensive,” Bernstein analysts including Toni Sacconaghi said in a research note.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited(YGE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Yingli Green Energy (NYSE: YGE) and Netlist (NASDAQ:NLST) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Yingli (NYSE:YGE) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report published on Saturday morning.

    Yingli stock opened at $1.60 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $30.36 million, a PE ratio of -0.17 and a beta of 1.98. Yingli has a twelve month low of $1.43 and a twelve month high of $2.86. The company has a quick ratio of 0.33, a current ratio of 0.40 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -0.11.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Yingli Green Energy (NYSE:YGE) had its target price raised by S&P Equity Research from $0.45 to $0.62 in a research report released on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE: YGE) slipped about 1.2% to post a new 52-week low of $1.68 Friday after closing at $1.70 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $3.35. Volume of about 5.9 million was more than 15 times the daily average of around 88,000. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Yingli Green Energy Holding Co Ltd (NYSE:YGE) shares reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $1.40 and last traded at $1.53, with a volume of 75280 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.57.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Rudolph Technologies Inc.(RTEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) surged 73.3 percent to $3.90.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares gained 51 percent to $33.1365. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) shares jumped 34 percent to $3.00.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares rose 28.2 percent to $4.51 after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares jumped 27.8 percent to $21.40 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 20.5 percent to $8.920 after climbing 107.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) gained 19.5 percent to $ 5.97. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) rose 18.9 percent to $10.035 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) gained 18.3 percent to $3.0177. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to report Q1 results on May 15.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) rose 18.1 percent to $35.85 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares jumped 16 percent to $30.75 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTMI) gained 13.7 percent to $16.53 after reporting Q1 results.
    Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT) shares surged 12 percent to $40.06 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) rose 11.8 percent to $40.93 following Q1 results.
    Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL) surged 11.2 percent to $27.36. Engility reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) rose 10.7 percent to $19.10 following Q1 results.
    Logitech International S.A. (NASDAQ: LOGI)
  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Great West Life Assurance Co. Can decreased its position in Rudolph Technologies Inc (NYSE:RTEC) by 5.2% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 40,422 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 2,206 shares during the period. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can owned approximately 0.13% of Rudolph Technologies worth $1,118,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 155.56 percent to close at $5.75 on Thursday.
    Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: INSP) shares gained 56.12 percent to close at $24.98. Inspire Medical went public Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The company issued 6.75 million shares priced at $16 each.
    Presbia PLC (NASDAQ: LENS) shares rose 53.02 percent to close at $3.55.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares rose 46.29 percent to close at $32.11. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) climbed 27.78 percent to close at $5.75.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares gained 26.27 percent to close at $21.15 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares jumped 22.16 percent to close at $4.30 on Thursday after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) rose 20.45 percent to close at $2.65 on Thursday.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) surged 18.36 percent to close at $9.99 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) jumped 17.68 percent to close at $35.74 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) jumped 17.4 percent to close at $5.87. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS) shares rose 17.32 percent to close at $14.90. Coherus BioSciences reported resubmission of BLA for CHS-1701.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares gained 17.17 percent to close at $31.05 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET) gained 16.02 percent to close at $2.68 following Q1 earnings.
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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Silicom Ltd(SILC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) and Silicom (NASDAQ:SILC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about Silicom (NASDAQ:SILC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Silicom earned a news impact score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the technology company an impact score of 47.5737469373647 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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    Finally, Cramer said that Silicom (SILC) is an interesting concept with real earnings, and an attractive valuation at just 18 times earnings. However, the company is small, which mean investors need to be careful. 

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Pegasystems Inc.(PEGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Corelogic (NASDAQ: PEGA) and Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA) are both mid-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings and dividends.

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  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA) announced first-quarter results this week that paired a significant slowdown in sales growth with plummeting earnings. The declines were driven by a shift toward cloud-based revenue that had a more pronounced impact on the books because of the implementation of new accounting rules.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Wednesday.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA) just closed out a fiscal year that was warped by a dramatic shift in its business model. The stampede by the software specialist’s clients toward cloud-based and subscription services pressured reported sales and profits. But it also put the company in a good position to generate predictable, growing cash flow in the years to come.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.(AAOI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) reported its fourth quarter results after the markets closed on Wednesday. The company posted $0.89 in earnings per share (EPS) on $79.9 million, which compares to consensus estimates that were calling for $0.82 in EPS on $86.2 million in revenue. Here’s what analysts were saying after the fact:

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    It’s official: The short-lived Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) rally is over. Tariffs on products coming out of China got the snowball started, but internal product quality issues were ultimately what caused the avalanche. As of this writing, shares of the optical networking manufacturer are half the value they were during the summer of 2018.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Shares of fiber optic networking manufacturer Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) fell as much as 25% in late August through early September on tariff worries. Comments from the White House that taxes could be imposed on virtually all goods imported into the U.S. from China sent investors scurrying for the exits, and Wall Street analyst downgrades of some of AOI’s peers didn’t help either. Since the company has operations in China, it could be argued that the political concerns are valid. However, AOI is in good shape, and after another stock price adjustment, shares look like a value play again.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Fiber-optic networking specialist Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) slashed its third-quarter revenue guidance early Friday morning, sending its shares sharply lower. As of 10:35 a.m. EDT, Applied Optoelectronics traded 14.5% below Thursday’s closing price.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is the most shorted stock on the NASDAQ with short interest of 62.65% according to Highshortnterest.com.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Sohu.com Inc.(SOHU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. decreased its holdings in shares of Sohu com Ltd (NASDAQ:SOHU) by 23.4% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 108,393 shares of the information services provider’s stock after selling 33,178 shares during the quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd.’s holdings in Sohu com were worth $3,351,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    It’s now been seven months since Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) completed its objective of spinning off Sogou. Sogou had been the fastest growing component at Sohu for years. It should have taken off after trading on its own merits, but that failed to happen. Though the shares inched slightly higher in their first few days of trading, Sogou has spent most of its time since late November as a broken IPO until it finally cracked the $13 ceiling today in intraday trading.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    The market isn’t warming up to Sohu.com’s (NASDAQ:SOHU) latest financial report. Its shares are hitting their lowest levels since the summer of 2007 after the Chinese online advertising, search, and gaming specialist posted disappointing first-quarter results on Wednesday morning. 

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL), Camping World Holdings (NYSE:CWH), and Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) have taken a beating this year. They’re among the biggest losers through the first three quarters of 2018. Let’s go over why I think they have a shot at bouncing back in the next three months.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Sogou’s shares are prone to big swings for a couple of simple reasons.

    As a Chinese business, many American investors don’t feel connected to Sogou’s business and might not have access to some important sources of information about this company and its stock. Though Sogou has been around for nearly a decade now, it only entered the public markets in November of 2017. It’s a new ticker, untested on the market, and not always easily understood through year-over-year or longer-term analyses. At the IPO, Chinese internet giants Tencent (NASDAQOTH:TCEHY) and Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) combined for a total ownership of 82% of Sogu’s business. Those stakes later declined to 71%, but Sohu and Tencent remain Sogou’s largest shareholders, with 96% of the voting power in shareholder elections and votes. Regular investors hold a very small stake in Sogou, which tends to boost the stock’s volatility.

    Moreover, Chinese regulators launched an investigation of Sogou in June, forcing the company to shut down parts of its online advertising operations for 10 days in early July. The company is accused of showing video ads that insulted a national hero. That blackout will reduce Sogou’s third-quarter revenues by a significant but unannounced amount.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Shares of Chinese internet company Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) fell as much as 11.8% on Wednesday, following the company’s first-quarter earnings release. The stock is down 8.4% at the time of this writing.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Digital Ally Inc.(DGLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Digital Ally (NASDAQ:DGLY) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Digital Ally (NASDAQ:DGLY) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Digital Ally earned a media sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 45.1932077082068 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Digital Ally (NASDAQ:DGLY)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by equities research analysts at Westpark Capital in a research note issued on Wednesday. They currently have a $5.00 target price on the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock. Westpark Capital’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 17.65% from the company’s current price.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Guidewire Software, Inc.(GWRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Starbuck’s Corp. (Nasdaq: SBUX) Executive Chair Howard Schultz announced he will depart the company. Many are speculating he will pursue a career in politics and potentially seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. Schultz had previously denied any speculation around a role in government; but his recent comments suggest that “public service” will be a part of his future plans. Gold prices dipped below $1,300 per ounce as markets continue to speculate on the likelihood of additional interest rate hikes in 2018. We believe this is solid buying opportunity for investors. The reason why gold is going to get a nice boost: ongoing trade tensions between the United States and the rest of the globe. Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth provides his insight on where gold prices are heading next and how you can make big gains in the weeks ahead.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: AAPL, TWTR, SCGLF
    Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) is on the verge of becoming the world’s first $1 trillion company. The stock pushed above $192.60 per share in pre-market hours after its first day at the Worldwide Developers Conference. During the event, the company unveiled its new mobile operating system, called iOS 12. The firm also unveiled a suite of tools designed to combat technology addiction. Shares of Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) jumped nearly 4% on news that the social media company is about to join the S&P 500. The company will join on Thursday morning and will replace agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON). The news comes as Monsanto is in the final steps of its merger with German chemical giant Bayer AG (Nasdaq: BAYRY). Shares of Societe Generale SA (ADR) (OTCMKTS: SCGLF) are in focus after the U.S. Justice Department announced the French investment bank will pay $1.3 billion to settle two ongoing legal headaches. The company bribed Libyan officials and manipulated LIBOR, a benchmark interest rate on which most financing is based. Legg Mason Inc. (NYSE: L

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Guidewire Software Inc (NYSE:GWRE) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $96.19 and last traded at $94.10, with a volume of 46042 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $95.82.

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: GE, AMZN, JD
    General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) shares are under pressure after the stock received a downgrade from Swiss bank UBS Group AG (NYSE: UBS). The investment bank cut its price target for GE from $16 to $13. The bank cited ongoing struggles at GE’s power division as it continues to lose market share. Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) stock is on pace to overtake Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) after it became the second company to achieve a $1 trillion market capitalization. The stock price has now doubled in a year thanks to its strong growth in retail sales and cloud computing. Apple needed 38 years to achieve the $1 trillion market cap while Amazon needed just 21 years. With that said, both AMZN and AAPL now comprise 8% of the entire S&P 500 market cap. Shares in JD.com Inc. (Nasdaq: JD) fell more than 5% in pre-market hours. Shares are on the decline after police said that its billionaire founder was arrested last week on charges of sexual assault. Look for additional earnings reports from Ctrip.com International Ltd. (Nasdaq: CTRP), Guidewire Software Inc. (Nasdaq: GWRE), Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: OLLI), Vera Bradley Inc. (NYSE: VRA), and Verint Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: VRNT)

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Equinix Inc.(EQIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Credit Suisse Group set a $525.00 price objective on Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX) in a research report report published on Friday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is one of the larger cap companies in the data center arena and a top play for more conservative accounts. Equinix Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) provides data center services to protect and connect the information assets for the enterprises, financial services companies, and content and network providers primarily in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Gross: I have Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX), EQIX. It’s a real estate investment trust that’s the largest operator of data centers in the world. Strong competitive advantage because of that installed base. Obviously capitalizing on the growth in data consumption and cloud outsourcing. Strong management team. 61 consecutive quarters of revenue growth. Again, it’s a real estate investment trust, so you have a nice dividend that I think will grow over time.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Arris Group Inc(ARRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. grace capital grew its position in ARRIS International by 37.5% in the 4th quarter. grace capital now owns 5,500 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $168,000 after purchasing an additional 1,500 shares during the last quarter. US Bancorp DE grew its position in ARRIS International by 8.3% in the 3rd quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 37,066 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $965,000 after purchasing an additional 2,849 shares during the last quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. grew its position in ARRIS International by 1.8% in the 3rd quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. now owns 270,223 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $7,023,000 after purchasing an additional 4,888 shares during the last quarter. Delta Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in ARRIS International in the 4th quarter worth $227,000. Finally, Cerebellum GP LLC acquired a new stake in ARRIS International in the 4th quarter worth $254,000. Institutional investors own 82.25% of the company’s stock.

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    ARRIS International Company Profile

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TheStreet upgraded shares of ARRIS International (NASDAQ:ARRS) from a c rating to a b- rating in a research note published on Friday morning.

    Several other brokerages have also weighed in on ARRS. ValuEngine lowered shares of ARRIS International from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Thursday, June 21st. Wells Fargo & Co began coverage on shares of ARRIS International in a research report on Thursday, July 12th. They set an outperform rating and a $32.00 target price on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group lowered shares of ARRIS International from a neutral rating to a sell rating and set a $24.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, June 20th. Northland Securities reiterated a hold rating and set a $23.00 target price on shares of ARRIS International in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of ARRIS International from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Thursday, May 24th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $31.33.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Earnest Partners LLC increased its position in shares of ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ:ARRS) by 0.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 591,282 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 2,531 shares during the period. Earnest Partners LLC owned 0.32% of ARRIS International worth $15,710,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) and ARRIS International (NASDAQ:ARRS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    LSV Asset Management lifted its stake in ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ:ARRS) by 178.4% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 101,897 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 65,297 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management’s holdings in ARRIS International were worth $2,490,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Signition LP reduced its position in ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ:ARRS) by 11.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 30,577 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after selling 3,836 shares during the quarter. ARRIS International makes up about 1.0% of Signition LP’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 22nd biggest holding. Signition LP’s holdings in ARRIS International were worth $812,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019

EMM & QNX will be the growth drivers going forward. But the risks in BlackBerry stock continue to remain elevated.

BlackBerry (NSDQ:BBRY) stock is a very volatile stock. When the company announced its latest set of earnings on the 20th of December, the share price rose to around $8 a share, but since then has plummeted back down to the $7 level. Blackberry is unique in that it is a low priced stock but is just as liquid as many of its peers. This combined with the volatility of the tech sector attracts all types of investors and traders as volatility is a guarantee (which we have obviously seen over the past week or so).

BlackBerry’s latest fiscal third quarter was definitely a mixed bag. On one hand, you had aggressive margin expansion and a surprising profitable quarter on a non-GAAP basis, but on the other hand, top line came in $20 million short of what was expected. A return to revenue growth is expected next year with enterprise software & QNX probably leading the way. Blackberry and its investors know that if this company can comprehensively combine these areas as well as its security wing to work cohesively in the emerging Internet Of Things market (IoT), then this company will have a strategic competitive advantage. Blackberry’s pivot from hardware to software may have been well timed but I would still recommend caution. Here are three reasons to back up my case.

Best Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: James River Group Holdings, Ltd.(JRVR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    James River Group (NASDAQ: JRVR) and Cincinnati Financial (NASDAQ:CINF) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    James River Group Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:JRVR) has been given an average rating of “Buy” by the seven research firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $44.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    James River Group (NASDAQ:JRVR) was upgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sei Investments Co. cut its stake in James River Group Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:JRVR) by 6.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 51,931 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 3,599 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co. owned about 0.17% of James River Group worth $2,040,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P.(CLMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Two turnaround stocks drawing attention from investors are propane distributor Ferrellgas Partners L.P. (NYSE:FGP) and specialty refiner Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP (NASDAQ:CLMT). They’ve had very different trajectories in the last year, with the former losing 35% and the latter gaining 108%. However, the biggest problem facing each business is the same: suffocating debt.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P (NASDAQ:CLMT) reached a new 52-week low during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $6.04 and last traded at $6.14, with a volume of 5578 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $6.23.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    After years of languishing in penny stock territory, shares of Calumet Specialty Products Partners (NASDAQ:CLMT) have had a nice run over the past year as its income statement is starting to show the results of management’s turnaround program. This past quarter, the company’s headline numbers didn’t quite show the progress we have seen in prior ones, but there are still reasons to believe that things are picking up at this specialty chemical producer and oil refiner.

Best Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2019: Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.(AAOI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 66.67 percent to close at $2.00 on Wednesday after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares jumped 49.24 percent to close at $1.97 on Wednesday. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) rose 34.45 percent to close at $9.21. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares rose 25.82 percent to close at $38.35 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) rose 24.15 percent to close at $5.09. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) jumped 23.3 percent to close at $5.98 on Wednesday.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) gained 22.92 percent to close at $1.18 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD) rose 21.95 percent to close at $4.00.
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) gained 21.4 percent to close at $22.92 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) rose 17.14 percent to close at $5.40.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 16.59 percent to close at $49.20 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP) climbed 15.61 percent to close at $8.22. Oramed Pharma disclosed that its patent has been allowed in the US for oral administration of proteins.
    Dorian LPG Ltd. (NYSE: LPG) rose 14.89 percent to close at $8.41. Dorian LPG confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal fr
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) shares surged 144.96 percent to close at $265.61 on Thursday in reaction to an encouraging Phase 2 clinical trial update. The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company said its liver-directed, thyroid hormone receptor called MGL-3196 showed a statistical significance in the primary endpoint of lowering liver fat at 12 weeks and also 36 weeks.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) shares rose 101.01 percent to close at $9.99 on Thursday after falling 4.42 percent on Wednesday.
    Akers Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKER) jumped 45.58 percent to close at $0.474. The developer of rapid health information technologies said Wednesday afternoon it was granted a 180-day extension from the Nasdaq Stock Market to meet the requirement of a minimum $1.00 per share closing bid price for 10 straight days.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) gained 40.93 percent to close at $3.03 after the FDA approved Kitov's Consensi for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain and hypertension.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 28.21 percent to close at $19.86.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) climbed 26.45 percent to close at $7.84 after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) shares climbed 21.93 percent to close at $2.78 in reaction to an encouraging FDA update. The biotechnology company that focuses on therapies for the treatment of cancer said the FDA granted a Fast Track designation for fimepinostat (CUDC-907) in patients with relapsed or refractory.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 21.23 percent to close at $7.48.
    Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK) rose 16.21 percent to close at $12.83 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    The Brink's Company (NYSE: BCO) jumped 16.2 percent to close at $79.25 as the company announced plans to acquire Dunbar Armored for $520 million in cash.
    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) rose 15.14 percent to c
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) fell 26 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter and issued weak Q4 guidance.
    Caesarstone Ltd. (NASDAQ: CSTE) shares fell 12.5 percent to $16.15 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 results and lowered its FY18 sales forecast.
    MINDBODY, Inc. (NASDAQ: MB) fell 11.7 percent to $38.65 in pre-market trading following mixed Q1 results.
    Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE: VSLR) fell 10 percent to $3.60 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 miss.
    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) shares fell 10 percent to $31.63 in pre-market trading after reporting a Q1 earnings miss at 28 cents per share, 5 cents below estimates.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) fell 7.7 percent to $49.00 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.
    MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL) fell 6.1 percent to $22.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) fell 5.3 percent to $31.1604 in pre-market trading after announcing a 15 million share common stock secondary offering.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) shares fell 4.7 percent to $56 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat Q1 earnings

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ: AAOI) was trading up 1.4 percent. The stock was relatively unaffected by the ban, trading down as much as 5.3 percent on April 16 but ultimately ending the day within 1 percent of its previous close.

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) fell 4.3 percent and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR) 1.1 percent, while Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ: AAOI) and Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LITE) dipped marginally.

Top Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019

By Ben Reynolds

Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) is the third-largest Canadian bank ranked by market cap.

Bank of Nova Scotia’s market cap is $64 billion The Toronto-Dominion Bank’s market cap is $83 billion Royal Bank of Canada’s market cap is $94 billion

Bank of Nova Scotia’s financial metrics should immediately stand out for value-focused dividend investors. The company has a high dividend yield of 4.1% and a low price-to-earnings ratio of 12.3. This helps the company to rank highly using The 8 Rules of Dividend Investing.

Bank of Nova Scotia released its 3rd quarter results on August 30. This article covers those results in detail.

Brief Overview

Bank of Nova Scotia operates in 4 segments:

Canadian Banking International Banking Global Banking & Markets Other

The Canadian Banking segment is the company’s largest. It generated $930 million in net profit in the company’s most recent quarter. The Canadian Banking segment provides Canada with retail, small business, commercial banking, and wealth management services. The segment has more than 10 million customers and 1,000 branches across Canada.

Top Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Fresh Del Monte Produce, Inc.(FDP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dean Investment Associates LLC raised its stake in Fresh Del Monte Produce (NYSE:FDP) by 17.9% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 94,185 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 14,270 shares during the quarter. Dean Investment Associates LLC’s holdings in Fresh Del Monte Produce were worth $4,261,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Fresh Del Monte Produce (NYSE: FDP) and Limoneira (NASDAQ:LMNR) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Alico (NASDAQ: ALCO) and Fresh Del Monte Produce (NYSE:FDP) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

Top Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.(AAOI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday was another positive day for the stock market, with major benchmarks seeing small advances to start the week. Most investors focused on Singapore, where U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Geopolitical issues have weighed on market sentiment for some time, so any sort of favorable resolution to tensions on the nuclear front could be embraced by Wall Street. Still, some companies had bad news today that held back their shares. Adient (NYSE:ADNT), CRISPR Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CRSP), and Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) are on the rise today thanks to a bullish analyst note. The maker of optical networking components and modules saw its stock price jump as much as 14% higher, backing down to a 13.1% gain as of 2:50 p.m. EDT.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) issued an update on its second quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.39-$0.52 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.46. The company issued revenue guidance of $75-$81 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $77.48 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) reported its fourth quarter results after the markets closed on Wednesday. The company posted $0.89 in earnings per share (EPS) on $79.9 million, which compares to consensus estimates that were calling for $0.82 in EPS on $86.2 million in revenue. Heres what analysts were saying after the fact:

Top Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.(HST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Decision Token (CURRENCY:HST) traded 6.4% higher against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on June 2nd. Decision Token has a market cap of $20.41 million and approximately $41,883.00 worth of Decision Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last week, Decision Token has traded up 8.8% against the US dollar. One Decision Token token can currently be purchased for about $0.64 or 0.00008344 BTC on popular exchanges including Cryptopia, Kucoin and Livecoin.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) had its price objective boosted by Stifel Nicolaus from $20.50 to $21.00 in a research note published on Thursday. They currently have a buy rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Avalon Advisors LLC cut its stake in Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST) by 0.4% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 793,510 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 3,414 shares during the period. Avalon Advisors LLC owned about 0.11% of Host Hotels and Resorts worth $14,791,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ING Groep NV increased its stake in shares of Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) by 6.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 75,007 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 4,642 shares during the quarter. ING Groep NV’s holdings in Host Hotels & Resorts were worth $1,398,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019

The stock market climbed sharply on Thursday, responding well to favorable earnings results from several corners of the market. Major benchmarks were up 1% to 2%, with particularly good performance from the Nasdaq Composite thanks to the tech sector’s outperformance during the day. Yet some stocks suffered from bad news that cast doubt on companies’ ability to benefit from generally favorable business conditions. MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), Arch Coal (NYSE:ARCH), and LendingTree (NASDAQ:TREE) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

MGM falls despite Cotai opening

Shares of MGM Resorts International lost almost 9% after the company reported its first-quarter financial results. The casino giant said that net revenue was down 1% compared to year-earlier levels, with revenue per available room falling 4.3% at its key Las Vegas Strip properties. Casino revenue was up just 2%, and CEO Jim Murren pointed to the likelihood of continued weakness at Mandalay Bay in the wake of the tragic events that happened there last autumn. Disruptions at Monte Carlo and the cancellation of a major boxing event will also weigh on future results. Even with solid performance from its stake in MGM China, investors aren’t certain that the casino resort operator’s business strategy will yield the results they want to see in the long term.

Hot Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: CVR Energy Inc.(CVI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Natixis Advisors L.P. bought a new stake in CVR Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CVI) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 24,807 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $750,000.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market performed badly on Tuesday, with major benchmarks finishing down anywhere from 0.5% to 1.6%. Adding to the list of concerns among market participants, signs of economic challenges in Italy brought back memories of past troubles in Europe that extended the length of time that the continent suffered from disruptions following the U.S. financial crisis in the late 2000s. Investors also had to deal with plunging oil prices that led to a flood of buying in the bond market, sending interest rates plunging lower. Bad news also affected several individual companies. JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM), Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN), and CVR Energy (NYSE:CVI) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CVR Energy Inc. (NYSE:CVI) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as $39.74 and last traded at $39.69, with a volume of 566335 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $36.81.

Hot Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. (VTGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    For example, the VistaGen Therapeutics Inc.(Nasdaq: VTGN) stock price soared from $0.92 to $2.55 on Dec. 6, 2017.

    Less than two weeks later, the share price plummeted back to $1.05, which would be a 58% loss for anyone who bought at the peak.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    While exciting, CODX and our other penny stocks to watch this week are unlikely to tack on any additional gains this week. But don’t worry. After looking at our 10 top penny stocks to watch, we’ll show you a stock with serious profit potential in its future…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Co-Diagnostics Inc. (Nasdaq: CODX) $4.35 192.07%
    Viking Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VKTX) $9.37 95.78%
    DHI Group Inc. (NYSE: DHX) $3.10 67.57%
    Axovant Sciences Ltd. (Nasdaq: AXON) $1.76 60.00%
    Netlist Inc. (Nasdaq: NLST) $0.21 53.79%
    Link Motion Inc. (NYSE LKM) $1.23 47.73%
    CorMedix Inc. (NYSE: CRMD) $0.26 44.44%
    Vistagen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN) $1.34 40.21%
    J. Jill Inc. (NYSE: JILL) $8.30 36.55%
    Adomani Inc. (Nasdaq: ADOM) $1.52 34.86%

    In order to make sure we protect ourselves from any substantial losses from investing in penny stocks, we follow five rules for penny stock investing. Take look at them on the right.As these stocks demonstrate, there are penny stocks that have tremendous growth potential that can easily dwarf your initial investment. However, most penny stocks lack the solid underlying financials necessary to generate a significant return.
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  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    For instance, VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN) shot up from $0.92 to $2.55 on Dec. 6. Since then, the stock pulled back to $1.19. Investors who bought at $2.55 are sitting on a 53.3% loss today (Feb. 20).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Maxim Group assumed coverage on shares of Vistagen Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VTGN). The firm issued a buy rating on the stock.

    Sanford C. Bernstein assumed coverage on shares of Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH). Sanford C. Bernstein issued an underperform rating on the stock.

Hot Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Pain Therapeutics(PTIE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap pain stock Pain Therapeutics (NASDAQ: PTIE) has elevated short interest of 35.77% according to Highshortinterest.com. Pain Therapeuticsdevelops proprietary drugs that offer significant improvements to patients and physicians.The Companysexpertise consists of developing new drugs and guiding these through various regulatory and development pathways in preparation for their eventual commercialization with a focuson drug development efforts around disorders of the nervous system.The FDA has not yet established the safety or efficacy ofany drug candidates. Pain Therapeuticspipeline of drug assets includes:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares climbed 31.68 percent to close at $7.19 on Wednesday. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares gained 24.15 percent to close at $3.29. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) shares surged 24 percent to close at $6.82.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 20.25 percent to close at $4.87.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) shares surged 18.42 percent to close at $22.50
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) rose 16.15 percent to close at $83.34. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    Pain Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTIE) shares jumped 16.07 percent to close at $10.62.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) rose 16.04 percent to close at $14.11.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) gained 14.88 percent to close at $6.33.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) rose 13.96 percent to close at $5.55.
    Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) jumped 13.88 percent to close at $67.27 on Wednesday.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) jumped 12.59 percent to close at $11.98 after reporting Q1 results.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) rose 12.01 percent to close at $5.13.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) gained 11.93 percent to close at $3.19.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) climbed 11.66 percent to close at $24.52 on Wednesday after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M) rose 10.83 percent to close at $33.17 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter and lifted guidance.
    ChemoCentryx, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCXI) gained 9.36 percent to close at $12.50. Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on ChemoCentryx with a Buy rating.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX)
  • [By Brian Orelli]

    DURECT Corp. (NASDAQ:DRRX) is down 9.2% at 12:45 p.m. EDT after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s advisory committee voted14 to 3 recommending the agency not approve Remoxy ER, an abuse-deterrent extended-release pain medication being developed by its partner Pain Therapeutics(NASDAQ: PTIE).

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Pain Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: PTIE) shares were destroyed on Wednesday after a vote from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was announced. As we have said before, the FDA has the potential to make or break biopharmaceutical companies. In this case, Pain Therapeutics has been broken.

Hot Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Norwood Financial Corp.(NWFL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about Norwood Financial (NASDAQ:NWFL) have trended somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Norwood Financial earned a coverage optimism score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.6420547965898 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Hot Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.(AAOI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a down day for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average posting triple-digit losses even as broader benchmarks had much smaller moves. Market participants largely focused their attention on the inflation front, as March consumer price index numbers showed a 0.2% rise in the core rate excluding food and energy. Year-over-year price changes have accelerated, seemingly giving the Federal Reserve more justification to continue raising interest rates. Yet even though many stocks generally react unfavorably to inflation fears, there were some big gainers that had good news. Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT), Pretium (NYSE:PVG), and Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) reported its fourth quarter results after the markets closed on Wednesday. The company posted $0.89 in earnings per share (EPS) on $79.9 million, which compares to consensus estimates that were calling for $0.82 in EPS on $86.2 million in revenue. Heres what analysts were saying after the fact:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) issued an update on its second quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.39-$0.52 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.46. The company issued revenue guidance of $75-$81 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $77.48 million.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    There is no doubt in my mind that high-speed network equipment and components will be in high demand for many years to come. That’s why I’m salivating over the rock-bottom prices that some of the best names in the industry are trading for right now. So let’s have a closer look at Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR), Applied Optoelectronics Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI), and NeoPhotonics (NYSE:NPTN), all of which have seen share prices sliding at least 20% lower over the last 52 weeks. These are great companies in a high-growth industry with legs that are good for miles and miles, and should be snapped up at these ridiculously low prices.

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) fell 4.3 percent and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR) 1.1 percent, while Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ: AAOI) and Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LITE) dipped marginally.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Notably, Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) was held up as a likely takeover target before the ink had dried on the Oclaro/Lumentum deal, but the stock started to fall a couple of weeks later as no such bids materialized. Applied Optoelectronics shares fell 10.3% lower in March, but the damage was repaired in early April when analyst firm Rosenblatt said that the company’s largest data center customers are ramping up their computing infrastructures very quickly at the moment.

Hot Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Grupo Supervielle S.A. (SUPV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware lowered its holdings in Grupo Supervielle (NYSE:SUPV) by 19.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 33,744 shares of the company’s stock after selling 7,984 shares during the quarter. Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware’s holdings in Grupo Supervielle were worth $1,023,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Credicorp (NYSE: BAP) and Grupo Supervielle (NYSE:SUPV) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Grupo Supervielle (NYSE:SUPV) shares dropped 4.7% on Monday . The company traded as low as $13.96 and last traded at $12.98. Approximately 30,924 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 97% from the average daily volume of 1,141,060 shares. The stock had previously closed at $13.62.

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now

2016 was a painful year for Illumina’s (NASDAQ:ILMN) investors. Shares of the genomic-sequencing company dropped by more than 29% during the year in response to disappointing quarterly results. Will the company be able to right the ship in 2017? Here are three reasons to believe that the answer is yes.

Image source: Illumina.

New partnerships could open doors

Illumina recently announced that it has joined forces with Royal Philips NV and IBMin an effort to make processing and analyzing genomics data easier. While these deals are still quite new, they promise to open doors and advance the use of genomic testing in ways that Illumina could never do on its own.

I’m particularly excited about the potential of the IBM partnership. Interpreting genetic data is a massively complex undertaking, but IBM’s Watson appears to be up to the challenge. IBM has been investing in Watson for years, and it has become quite adept at pattern recognition. The two companies believe that Watson will be able to quickly comb through thousands of scientific articles, medical books, and clinical trials in order to quickly create standardized reports.

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.(AAOI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ: AAOI) was down, falling around 19 percent to $47.59 after the company offered a warning related to its upcoming third-quarter results Thursday afternoon. Applied Optoelectronics reduced its third-quarter sales guidance from a prior $107 million-$115 million to a new range of $88 million-$89 million. Earnings per share are expected to come in between $1.04 and $1.09, well below the previous guidance figures in the range of $1.30-$1.43. The company announced Thursday afternoon its largest customer, Amazon.com, Inc., is no longer placing orders to buy its components.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market mounted a last-minute rally to keep its string of winning days alive, as all three major market benchmarks recovered from losses during most of the day to close higher. The performance again showed the complete confidence that investors seem to have in the market’s longer-term future, despite the fact that some believe that stocks have generally risen too quickly and have been hoping for a pullback. Enough investors seem to be waiting for an opportunity to buy that losses have generally been muted and short-lived. Moreover, some good news sent many individual stocks higher, and Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN), RH (NYSE:RH), and Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) were among the top performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is thefifth mostshorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 47.69% according to Highshortnterest.com.

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: MGIC Investment Corporation(MTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Chuck Saletta, Tyler Crowe, Jason Hall, and Jordan Wathen]

    With that in mind, we asked a team of Fools each to highlight a stock that a billionaire investor has been selling recently. Read on to see why they chose Cheniere Energy (NYSEMKT:LNG), Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU), MGIC Investment Corporation (NYSE:MTG), and Extended Stay America (NYSE:STAY).

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: EPR Properties(EPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    EPR’s investment pipeline should drive about 6-7% earnings growth in 2016, and historically the company’s dividend growth has roughly equated to earnings growth. Starting with an above-average 6.5% yield, we find this compelling for income-oriented investors. 

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly outperformed against the S&P 500 and exceeded that of the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry average. The net income increased by 17.5% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $42.71 million to $50.20 million.

     

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    EPR PROPERTIES has improved earnings per share by 11.8% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, EPR PROPERTIES reported lower earnings of $2.78 versus $3.13 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.91 versus $2.78).

     

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    We rate EPR PROPERTIES as a Buy with a ratings score of B. This is driven by a number of strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. 

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    EPR’s revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 6.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 9.7%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company’s bottom line, improving the earnings per share.

     

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: JAKKS Pacific, Inc.(JAKK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Hasbro, Inc largely trending upward while shares of peers like mid cap Mattel, Inc (NASDAQ: MAT) and small cap JAKKS Pacific, Inc (NASDAQ: JAKK) have largely trended downward:

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    One under-$10 toy player that’s trending very close to triggering a major breakout trade is Jakks Pacific (JAKK), which is a producer and marketer of children’s toys and other consumer products. This stock has been destroyed by the bears so far in 2013, with shares off sharply by 60%.

    If you take a look at the chart for Jakks Pacific, you’ll notice that this stock has been downtrending badly for the last two months and change, with shares plunging from its high of $11.75 to its recent low of $4.82 a share. During that downtrend, shares of JAKK have been consistently making lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action. That said, shares of JAKK look like they might be ready to see an end to its downside volatility in the short-term if the recent lows can hold. I believe this due to the fact that JAKK has started to move sideways and trend within range of triggering a major breakout trade.

    Traders should now look for long-biased trades in JAKK if it manages to break out above some near-term overhead resistance levels at $5.08 to $5.27 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above those levels with volume that hits near or above its three-month average action of 695,817 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then JAKK will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $5.68 to its 50-day moving average at $6.07 a share. Any high-volume move above its 50-day will then put $7 to $8 into range for shares of JAKK.

    Traders can look to buy JAKK off weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits right below some key near-term support levels at $4.87 to $4.82 a share. One can also buy JAKK off strength once it clears those breakout levels with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Hasbro, Inc largely going in one direction while shares of peers likemid cap Mattel, Inc (NASDAQ: MAT)and small cap JAKKS Pacific, Inc (NASDAQ: JAKK) have gone in the other direction:

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Adient plc (ADNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Western Digital (WDC) , Twilio (TWLO) , Adient (ADNT) , Salesforce.com (CRM) , AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) .

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: U.S. Bancorp(USB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sarfaraz Khan]

    In addition to this, Warren Buffett has also built sizable positions in a number of major US banks.Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB)and Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS)have the leading positions in Berkshire Hathaways portfolio. In fact, Wells Fargo is Berkshire Hathaway’s second largest stock holding. In addition to this, Berkshire Hathaway also owns $5 billion worth of Bank of Americas preferred shares and warrants to buy 700 million of the banks ordinary shares at just $7.14 (current price $22.10) anytime until September 2021. These banks are positioned to become the biggest beneficiaries of the increase in interest rates. To get an idea of how this might happen, consider Bank of Americas forecast in which it predicted a $7.5 billion boost to annual net interest income following a 1-percentage-point increase in interest rates.

  • [By John Maxfield]

    One of this era’s most successful bankers has decided to relinquish the reins. U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) announced on Tuesday that chairman and CEO Richard Davis will step down from his role as CEO at the bank’s annual meeting in April. He’ll stay on as executive chairman of the board, while President and COO Andy Cecere will succeed him in the corner office.