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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now

Amaya’s stock has been on a wild roller coaster ride this year, with catalysts ranging from the CEO (David Baazov) being accused of insider trading, to takeover rumors, to failed mergers and now a formal bid by the aforementioned CEO. There have certainly been a lot of hopes and headaches, but I believe there is a strong underlining long case to be made on Amaya. I wrote a blog post about it the day before it released its Q3 earnings, my basic argument was that it is intrinsically undervalued due to market overreaction on merger discussions and there was still the possibility of a buyout by the former CEO at a significant upside. It seemed like a win-win. Well, when the earnings were released, not only were the results impressive but Baazov launched a formal bid at C$24 per share (approximately US$18) or a 30% upside from the previous Friday’s Close. Whether this private takeover succeeds or not, this stock is poised for significant long term growth.

Amaya (NASDAQ:AYA) runs the world’s largest online gaming (casino) empire in the world. It runs many valuable brand names especially in the online poker business (PokerStars and Fulltilt) but is now increasingly moving into sports betting and other online casino games. It is also the fastest growing and most well positioned to take advantage of online gambling legalization as well as the inherent scalability of the internet. This is a company which has seen its revenues increase from below US$200M just a few years ago to over US$1.2 BILLION for the trailing twelve months. Reviewing its results and its future growth prospects, it will be clear that this firm is undervalued.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Carriage Services, Inc.(CSV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dolphin Entertainment (NASDAQ: DLPN) and Carriage Services (NYSE:CSV) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Trustmark Corporation(TRMK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Trustmark (NASDAQ: TRMK) and Valley National Bank (NYSE:VLY) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rhumbline Advisers lowered its position in Trustmark Corp (NASDAQ:TRMK) by 5.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 122,924 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 7,773 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.18% of Trustmark worth $3,830,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Mesabi Trust(MSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The past year has been a good one for stocks, but only the best dividend stocks have been able to deliver gains of 50% or more while still sporting at least a 4% yield. Still, a handful of stocks have made the cut. Below, we’ll look more closely at Mesabi Trust (NYSE:MSB), Macy’s (NYSE:M), and Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX) to see how they accomplished this impressive feat and whether they still have further gains in store for new investors.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Zillow Group, Inc.(Z)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment from MarketFoolery, host Chris Hill is joined by Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker to discuss Zillow Group’s (NASDAQ:ZG) (NASDAQ:Z) latest quarterly results. It missed analysts’ revenue expectations, which investors never want to hear, but revenue guidance was also weak, and that set the stock up for a serious plunge.

  • [By John Ballard]

    Shares of Zillow Group (NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG) soared 19.1% in value last month, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.

    The online real estate marketplace released its fourth-quarter earnings results, which featured robust growth on the top line. But it was the news that Zillow co-founder Rich Barton was returning to the CEO role and his outline of an aggressive growth strategy that got investors excited. 

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Zillow (NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG) has taken shareholders on a wild ride in 2018. After climbing as much as 60% by June, shares of the online real estate platform are now close to breakeven on the year. 

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Virtusa Corporation(VRTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sei Investments Co. reduced its stake in Virtusa Co. (NASDAQ:VRTU) by 5.5% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 21,835 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after selling 1,275 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co.’s holdings in Virtusa were worth $1,058,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Virtusa (NASDAQ:VRTU) had its target price lifted by equities research analysts at Wedbush from $60.00 to $70.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. The brokerage currently has an “outperform” rating on the information technology services provider’s stock. Wedbush’s price target suggests a potential upside of 23.09% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Voya Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in Virtusa Co. (NASDAQ:VRTU) by 105.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 280,742 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 144,258 shares during the period. Voya Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Virtusa were worth $13,666,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $279.85 million.

    Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ: KMDA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $24.02 million.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Retail stocks are in focus after the U.S. Census Bureau released monthly sales figures before the bell Tuesday. The bureau said that retail sales increased by 0.3% in April, a figure that matched trade expectations. Markets had expected consumer spending to increase, however home improvement sales were not the major factor that most expected. This was evident from The Home Depot’s earnings report. Markets are increasingly optimistic over U.S. trade negotiations with China. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s No. 1 economic advisor will visit the United States this week to continue the nation’s dialogue with America. In addition, roughly 100 companies and trade associations will be sounding off to the Trump administration about the potential impact of tariffs in the Chinese markets.
    Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, AMZN, GS
    Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is in focus thanks to tax policy in Seattle. On Monday, the Seattle’s City Council passed a bill that will tax Amazon and 131 other companies $275 per employee each year in order to create a fund to address homelessness in the Seattle. The tax is half what was originally proposed and remains a contentious issue for Amazon, which is the city’s biggest employer. Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS) is sounding the alarm about the state of the markets. The company warned that the U.S. budget deficit is increasing while America’s unemployment rate is falling. This hasn’t occurred since the World War II. The bank believes that the combination of the two could cause the Fed to spike interest rates in the near future. This comes at a time when the Fed has already lost control of interest rates. Look for additional earnings reports from Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE: EXP), Bitauto Holding Ltd. (Nasdaq: BITA), Virtusa Corp. (Nasdaq: VRTU), Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq: ENT), and Kamada Ltd. (Nasdaq: KMDA).

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Alliance Data Systems Corporation(ADS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Alliance Data Systems earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 45.654695906555 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    adidas (FRA:ADS) received a €222.00 ($258.14) target price from stock analysts at Kepler Capital Markets in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Kepler Capital Markets’ price target would indicate a potential upside of 18.75% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    WTI crude oil prices added 1.2% to hit $69.31 per barrel, while Brent crude added 1.4% to hit $74.50. The uptick came after Saudi Arabia hinted that it would like to see oil prices hit the top end of the $80 to $100 range. The key oil supplier has been working with other OPEC producers and Russia to support crude prices to reduce excessive global production. The nations’ agreement is expected to extend well into 2019 and potentially beyond that time frame.
    This morning, as it topped earnings expectations, Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) announced it will purchase the consumer health business of German pharma giant Merck KGaA (OTCMKTS: MKGAF) for nearly $4.2 billion. The deal will expand on P&G’s vitamins and health supplement business. This is the first deal made by P&G since activist investor Nelson Peltz won a board seat last year.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: PM, AXP, AMZN, COST
    Shares of Phillip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM) dropped 3.6% in pre-market hours after the company fell short of revenue expectations. Despite reporting earnings per share (EPS) of $1.00, a figure that topped estimates by $0.12, the firm fell short of the $7.02 billion in revenue forecasted by analysts.
    American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) popped nearly 4% after the company easily topped Wall Street earnings after the bell Wednesday. The firm’s strategy to spend $2.35 billion on customer rewards promotions wooed a large amount of accounts and upgrades during the first three months of 2018. AXP reported EPS of $1.86 on top of $9.72 billion in revenue. Wall Street forecasted $1.71 per share on $9.20 billion.
    Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is in focus after two stunning revelations emerged from the company on Wednesday. CEO Jeff Bezos announced that the company has more subscribers to its Prime service than Costco Corp. (Nasdaq: COST), while the average Amazon employee earned under $30,000 in 2017.
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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    adidas (FRA:ADS) has been assigned a €240.00 ($279.07) price target by equities research analysts at HSBC in a report released on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. HSBC’s target price suggests a potential upside of 29.24% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia raised its stake in Alliance Data Systems Co. (NYSE:ADS) by 15.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 3,809 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 517 shares during the period. Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s holdings in Alliance Data Systems were worth $883,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: W.R. Berkley Corporation(WRB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC cut its holdings in W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB) by 6.4% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 61,225 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 4,153 shares during the quarter. Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC owned 0.05% of W. R. Berkley worth $4,433,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Standard Life Aberdeen plc increased its stake in shares of W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB) by 56.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 15,374 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,555 shares during the period. Standard Life Aberdeen plc’s holdings in W. R. Berkley were worth $1,113,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Gifford Fong Associates bought a new position in shares of W. R. Berkley Corp (NYSE:WRB) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 3,000 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $217,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    W. R. Berkley (NYSE: WRB) and State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Imperial Oil Limited(IMO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Swiss National Bank cut its position in shares of Imperial Oil (NYSEAMERICAN:IMO) (TSE:IMO) by 6.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,066,300 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 76,100 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned approximately 0.13% of Imperial Oil worth $28,203,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Citadel Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Imperial Oil Ltd (NYSEAMERICAN:IMO) (TSE:IMO) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 44,728 shares of the energy company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,487,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Imperial Oil Ltd (NYSEAMERICAN:IMO) (TSE:IMO) saw a significant increase in short interest during the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 11,491,321 shares, an increase of 1.1% from the May 31st total of 11,363,187 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 400,912 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 28.7 days.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ability Inc.(ABIL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Inseego (NASDAQ: INSG) and Ability (NASDAQ:ABIL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    XG Technology (NASDAQ: XGTI) and Ability (NASDAQ:ABIL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: TSEM) fell 16.1 percent to $23.10 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly results.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 13 percent to $18.00 in pre-market trading after declining 37.37 percent on Friday.
    Ability Inc. (NASDAQ: ABIL) shares fell 7.1 percent to $2.61 in pre-market trading.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) shares fell 6.4 percent to $133.00 in pre-market trading. International Flavors & Fragrances reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter and agreed to acquire Frutarom for $7.1 billion.
    BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE: BHP) fell 6.8 percent to $45.00 in pre-market trading.
    Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE: SBGL) fell 6.4 percent to $3.23 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.27 percent on Friday.
    Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) fell 5.9 percent to $66.52 in pre-market trading after declining 1.15 percent on Friday.
    DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ: XRAY) shares fell 4 percent to $48.00 in pre-market trading. DENTSPLY SIRONA reported Q1 adjusted earnings of $0.45 per share on sales of $956.1 million. The company updated its 2018 adjusted earnings guidance to $2.55 to 2.65 per share

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Ability Inc (NASDAQ:ABIL) shares were down 0% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $4.02 and last traded at $3.81. Approximately 400 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 100% from the average daily volume of 199,548 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.81.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Qiagen N.V.(QGEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd boosted its stake in Qiagen NV (NASDAQ:QGEN) by 100.5% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 20,714 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 10,384 shares during the period. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd’s holdings in Qiagen were worth $670,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Qiagen (NYSE: QGEN) is one of 91 publicly-traded companies in the “Biological products, except diagnostic” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Qiagen to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Qiagen (NYSE:QGEN), the molecular testing and lab supply company, started the year off with growth at the low end of its yearly guidance, although the first-quarter sales number was in line with where management expected to start the year.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    QIAGEN’s (NYSE:QGEN) second-quarter revenue came in at the high end of management’s guidance, while adjusted earnings per share exceeded the company’s expectations.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019

Several analysts are becoming more optimistic about future market share gains for Advanced Micro Devices.

Jefferies raised its price target to $30 from $22 for AMD shares, citing the chipmaker’s technological advantage over Intel. The firm also reiterated its buy rating on the company.

Analyst Mark Lipacis said in a note to clients on Monday that he sees the possibility that by the second half of next year, AMD will have a chip with higher transistor density than Intel for the first time in recent history. “We see this as a foundational shift in competitive dynamics. Meanwhile, our checks also suggest that AMD continues to take share in high-end notebooks,” he wrote.

AMD shares rose 7.3 percent Tuesday.

The chipmaker’s stock is significantly outperforming the market this year. Its shares are up 144.8 percent year to date through Friday versus the S&P 500’s 8.5 percent gain. AMD is the top-performing stock in the S&P 500 this year.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Meridian Interstate Bancorp Inc.(EBSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Meridian Bancorp (NASDAQ:EBSB) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Saturday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Meridian Bancorp (NASDAQ:EBSB) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Eastman Kodak Company(KODK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Fitz-Gerald]

    Take Eastman Kodak Co. (NYSE: KODK), for example.

    The company is an unmitigated disaster and has been for decades because it missed the transition to digital photography despite the fact that it created much of the technology driving it today.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    At the beginning of 2018, shares of Eastman Kodak (NYSE:KODK) surged from $3 to over $13 on news released at the Consumer Electronics Show that the company was working on its own cryptocurrency: KODAKCoin. Optimism has since faded as the coin offering and supporting platform have been postponed until summer 2019, and focus on the company’s struggling financial results has resumed. As a result, the stock is back to plumbing new lows.

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    After a number of delays, Eastman Kodak Co. (KODK) announced that its KODAKCoin will begin fundraising later this month. The offering of KODAKCoin, which will come in the form of a Simple Agreements for Future Tokens (SAFTs) sale, will start May 21 for a limited number of accredited investors. Kodak is seeking to raise $50 million in the fundraising, which will be carried out by WENN Digital. Kodak first announced the coin and its planned offering in January. “Our goal with this offering is utmost security and transparency, working to bring digital tokens to investors by adhering to industry best practices and in a manner that we hope instils public confidence in the crypto space,” said WENN, according to Coindesk.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd.(ACSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Garrison Capital (NASDAQ: GARS) and Amern Cap Sr Fl/COM (NASDAQ:ACSF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    American Capital (NASDAQ:ACSF) posted its earnings results on Thursday. The asset manager reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, MarketWatch Earnings reports. American Capital had a net margin of 32.54% and a return on equity of 4.51%. The firm had revenue of $4.08 million during the quarter.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Ability Inc.(ABIL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: TSEM) fell 16.1 percent to $23.10 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly results.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 13 percent to $18.00 in pre-market trading after declining 37.37 percent on Friday.
    Ability Inc. (NASDAQ: ABIL) shares fell 7.1 percent to $2.61 in pre-market trading.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) shares fell 6.4 percent to $133.00 in pre-market trading. International Flavors & Fragrances reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter and agreed to acquire Frutarom for $7.1 billion.
    BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE: BHP) fell 6.8 percent to $45.00 in pre-market trading.
    Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE: SBGL) fell 6.4 percent to $3.23 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.27 percent on Friday.
    Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) fell 5.9 percent to $66.52 in pre-market trading after declining 1.15 percent on Friday.
    DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ: XRAY) shares fell 4 percent to $48.00 in pre-market trading. DENTSPLY SIRONA reported Q1 adjusted earnings of $0.45 per share on sales of $956.1 million. The company updated its 2018 adjusted earnings guidance to $2.55 to 2.65 per share

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Ability Inc (NASDAQ:ABIL) shares were down 0% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $4.02 and last traded at $3.81. Approximately 400 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 100% from the average daily volume of 199,548 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.81.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Inseego (NASDAQ: INSG) and Ability (NASDAQ:ABIL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    XG Technology (NASDAQ: XGTI) and Ability (NASDAQ:ABIL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Systemax Inc.(SYX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Systemax (NYSE:SYX) was upgraded by stock analysts at Sidoti from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The firm currently has a $45.00 price target on the stock. Sidoti’s price target indicates a potential upside of 19.78% from the company’s current price. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Systematic Financial Management LP lowered its position in shares of Systemax Inc. (NYSE:SYX) by 4.6% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 44,315 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,150 shares during the quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP owned 0.12% of Systemax worth $1,265,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares rose 35.8 percent to $4.55.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) gained 28.8 percent to $1.04. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares surged 19.1 percent to $33.00 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) gained 14.9 percent to $37.22 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares climbed 14 percent to $17.90 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) climbed 14 percent to $7.12 following strong quarterly results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 13.6 percent to $8.25.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 11.8 percent to $3.34. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) gained 11.6 percent to $40.99 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 11.2 percent to $4.9363.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 10.5 percent to $11.23 after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) rose 10.2 percent to $30.86. Sidoti & Co. upgraded Systemax from Neutral to Buy.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) surged 9.2 percent to $7.13. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares jumped 104.82 percent to close at $14.87 on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) rose 31.25 percent to close at $1.06. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares climbed 27.16 percent to close at $4.26 on Tuesday.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) gained 27.09 percent to close at $3.80. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) surged 17.13 percent to close at $37.95 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $18.21 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares jumped 15.73 percent to close at $7.58 on Tuesday after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares gained 14.62 percent to close at $31.75 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) jumped 12.86 percent to close at $7.37. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) rose 12.8 percent to close at $7.05 following strong quarterly results.
    Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDMO) rose 12.72 percent to close at $3.81.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) gained 12.61 percent to close at $5.00.
    Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBLN) rose 12.39 percent to close at $3.72.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares climbed 11.88 percent to close at $7
  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK) and Systemax (NYSE:SYX) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and earnings.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019

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Today is a special day for Apple shareholders, and a celebration of capitalism. The world&s;s first trillion dollar company.

Of course, it is just a number. What&s;s so important about crossing&a;nbsp;a threshold from $999,999,999 to $1 trillion, anyway? Several things make it important.

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: MediWound Ltd.(MDWD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    After looking at this week’s penny stock gainers, we’ll give you that leg up with one of our top-rated penny stocks from our proprietary stock ranking system…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price (March 26) Last Week’s Gain
    Cartesian Inc. (OTCMKTS: CRTN) $0.39 170.69%
    Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc. (Nasdaq: OMEX) $8.76 135.90%
    iFresh Inc. (Nasdaq: IFMK) $8.25 64.64%
    China Auto Logistics Inc. (Nasdaq: CALI) $4.68 47.43%
    National American University Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: NAUH) $1.20 39.29%
    Document Security Systems Inc. (NYSE: DSS) $1.58 33.91%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $0.77 33.90%
    CareDx Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNA) $7.49 29.88%
    Mediwound Ltd. (Nasdaq: MDWD) $5.10 26.51%
    New York & Co. Inc. (NYSE: NWY) $3.37 26.35%

    Don’t Miss This Shot at a $78,000 Windfall: This tiny firm is about to make the entire world wire-free. As its game-changing technology revolutionizes the global power structure, its stock could hand investors a massive return. Learn more…

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mediwound (NASDAQ: MDWD) and True Drinks (OTCMKTS:TRUU) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: CNB Financial Corporation(CCNE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of CNB Financial (NASDAQ:CCNE) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Thursday morning.

    A number of other research analysts have also recently issued reports on CCNE. ValuEngine cut shares of CNB Financial from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of CNB Financial from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, June 14th. Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of CNB Financial in a report on Tuesday, April 17th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods assumed coverage on shares of CNB Financial in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. They issued a market perform rating and a $35.00 price target for the company. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $31.50.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of CNB Financial (NASDAQ:CCNE) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Wednesday morning.

    Several other equities research analysts have also issued reports on CCNE. Boenning Scattergood reissued a buy rating and set a $29.50 price target on shares of CNB Financial in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Zacks Investment Research lowered CNB Financial from a buy rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 20th. ValuEngine raised CNB Financial from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods initiated coverage on CNB Financial in a research report on Tuesday, April 10th. They set a market perform rating and a $35.00 price target on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $31.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    While it’s true that P&G is less risky than many other stocks, again there are simply better options for investors concerned about wealth preservation or income.Berkshire Hathaway(NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B), for example, is a classic example of a well-diversified company that has successfully weathered many economic downturns. Elsewhere, utility stockConsolidated Edison(NYSE:ED) has risen alongside the market over the last 10 years and has offered a better yield than P&G most of that time.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) is not your traditional company. Not by a long shot. The conglomerate run by Warren Buffett and team has two classes of stock and many investors consider it as so diversified that its returns should now simply mirror the stock market or other simple index-performance metrics. That said, this is Buffett’s company and he wants to grow the book value per share for shareholders faster than the overall market.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    In the days leading up to Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) annual meeting in early May 2018, Warren Buffett announced that Berkshire had purchased about 75 million additional shares of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL).

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) recently held its annual meeting, which included hours of shareholder Q&A with CEO Warren Buffett and his right-hand man Charlie Munger. While Buffett is obviously the star of the show, Munger is known for his matter-of-fact quotes on issues that are important to the company’s investors.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Independent Bank Corporation(IBCP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Independent Bank (NASDAQ:IBCP) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

    IBCP has been the topic of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Independent Bank from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. ValuEngine raised Independent Bank from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Boenning Scattergood reissued a hold rating on shares of Independent Bank in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Hovde Group set a $26.00 price objective on Independent Bank and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Independent Bank presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $25.25.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Provident Financial Services, Inc(PFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    Head-To-Head Review: Provident Financial (PROV) versus Provident Financial Services (PFS) (americanbankingnews.com) Head-To-Head Contrast: Territorial Bancorp (TBNK) & Provident Financial Services (PFS) (americanbankingnews.com) Q3 2018 EPS Estimates for Provident Financial Services, Inc. Decreased by Piper Jaffray (PFS) (americanbankingnews.com) Provident Financial Services, Inc. (PFS) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of research analysts have issued reports on PFS shares. Sandler O’Neill raised shares of Provident Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 26th. ValuEngine raised shares of Provident Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Provident Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Provident Financial Services in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Finally, Piper Jaffray reissued a “hold” rating and set a $28.00 price objective on shares of Provident Financial Services in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Provident Financial Services currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.42.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Provident Financial Services (NYSE: PFS) and Dime Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:DCOM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Provident Financial Services (NYSE: PFS) and BCB Bancorp (NASDAQ:BCBP) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Clifton Bancorp (NASDAQ: CSBK) and Provident Financial Services (NYSE:PFS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $27.88.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Ability Inc.(ABIL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Inseego (NASDAQ: INSG) and Ability (NASDAQ:ABIL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    XG Technology (NASDAQ: XGTI) and Ability (NASDAQ:ABIL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: TSEM) fell 16.1 percent to $23.10 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly results.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 13 percent to $18.00 in pre-market trading after declining 37.37 percent on Friday.
    Ability Inc. (NASDAQ: ABIL) shares fell 7.1 percent to $2.61 in pre-market trading.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) shares fell 6.4 percent to $133.00 in pre-market trading. International Flavors & Fragrances reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter and agreed to acquire Frutarom for $7.1 billion.
    BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE: BHP) fell 6.8 percent to $45.00 in pre-market trading.
    Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE: SBGL) fell 6.4 percent to $3.23 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.27 percent on Friday.
    Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) fell 5.9 percent to $66.52 in pre-market trading after declining 1.15 percent on Friday.
    DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ: XRAY) shares fell 4 percent to $48.00 in pre-market trading. DENTSPLY SIRONA reported Q1 adjusted earnings of $0.45 per share on sales of $956.1 million. The company updated its 2018 adjusted earnings guidance to $2.55 to 2.65 per share

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Federal Signal Corporation(FSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Prudential Financial Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Federal Signal Co. (NYSE:FSS) by 63.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 234,061 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after purchasing an additional 90,560 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in Federal Signal were worth $5,154,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    OppenheimerFunds Inc. lowered its holdings in shares of Federal Signal Co. (NYSE:FSS) by 14.6% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 33,592 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after selling 5,741 shares during the period. OppenheimerFunds Inc.’s holdings in Federal Signal were worth $739,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about Federal Signal (NYSE:FSS) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative 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. Federal Signal earned a news impact score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the conglomerate an impact score of 45.1967635640765 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Boot Barn Holdings, Inc.(BOOT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $163.65 million.

    Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ: ACXM) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $239.88 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares jumped 26.5 percent to $6.9042. 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 climbed 17.4 percent to $3.11. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Flanigan's Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BDL) shares jumped 17 percent to $27.97 following Q2 results. Flanigan's Enterprises posted Q2 earnings of $0.75 per share on sales of $29.456 million.
    Borqs Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRQS) rose 15.8 percent to $8.05 after reporting Q1 results.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) jumped 15.3 percent to $82.75. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 15.1 percent to $6.33.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) rose 13.8 percent to $6.27.
    Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) gained 12.8 percent to $5.98. H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage on Enphase Energy with a Buy rating.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares surged 12.1 percent to $21.68 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    NF Energy Saving Corporation (NASDAQ: NFEC) climbed 11.6 percent to $2.399.
    Allied Healthcare Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: AHPI) surged 11.4 percent to $3.0643.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) gained 11.1 percent to $24.40 after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) rose 10.9 percent to $3.16.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) gained 10.1 percent to $11.71 after reporting Q1 results.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) climbed 7.9 percent to $2.61 following Q2 results.
    The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: STKS) gained 7.6 percent to $2.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX) rose 7.3 percent to $0.8798 after the company was granted a patent approval. The clinical-st
  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    That only makes it more important to be selective about the stocks you choose to own. Even under more difficult market conditions, some stocks have continued to push sharply higher. HollyFrontier (NYSE:HFC), Boot Barn Holdings (NYSE:BOOT), and Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRPT) have each tripled since this time last year, and bullish shareholders think that there could be further gains in store for the three companies if some key things keep going right.

  • [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 Peter Graham]

    Small cap western and work-related footwear/apparel retailerBoot Barn Holdings (NYSE: BOOT) reported fiscal Q3 2018 earnings asthe Company was the4th most shorted stock on theNYSE last September and still has elevatedshort interest of 37.26% according to Highshortinterest.com. Net sales increased 12.7% to $224.7 million due to an increase of 5.2% in same store sales, the sales contribution from seven new stores opened over the past twelve months and the four stores acquired from Woods Boots, and sales from the Country Outfitter site that was acquired in February 2017. Net income was $20.1 million versus $10.5 million, cash stood at$19.1 million at the end of the year and total net debt was $182.9 million. Forfiscal Q4 ending March 31, 2018, the Company expects:

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Insmed, Inc.(INSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares were also up, gaining 10 percent to $25.72. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares were also up, gaining 9 percent to $25.57. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: New York & Company Inc.(NWY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on New York & Company (NWY)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cache (OTCMKTS: CACH) and New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE:NWY) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE:NWY) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Monday.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    After looking at this week’s penny stock gainers, we’ll give you that leg up with one of our top-rated penny stocks from our proprietary stock ranking system…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price (March 26) Last Week’s Gain
    Cartesian Inc. (OTCMKTS: CRTN) $0.39 170.69%
    Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc. (Nasdaq: OMEX) $8.76 135.90%
    iFresh Inc. (Nasdaq: IFMK) $8.25 64.64%
    China Auto Logistics Inc. (Nasdaq: CALI) $4.68 47.43%
    National American University Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: NAUH) $1.20 39.29%
    Document Security Systems Inc. (NYSE: DSS) $1.58 33.91%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $0.77 33.90%
    CareDx Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNA) $7.49 29.88%
    Mediwound Ltd. (Nasdaq: MDWD) $5.10 26.51%
    New York & Co. Inc. (NYSE: NWY) $3.37 26.35%

    Don’t Miss This Shot at a $78,000 Windfall: This tiny firm is about to make the entire world wire-free. As its game-changing technology revolutionizes the global power structure, its stock could hand investors a massive return. Learn more…

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    New York & Company (NYSE:NWY) will announce its earnings results after the market closes on Thursday, May 24th.

    New York & Company (NYSE:NWY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 22nd. The specialty retailer reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter. New York & Company had a return on equity of 7.97% and a net margin of 0.61%. The company had revenue of $278.71 million for the quarter. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.06) earnings per share.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2018

After spending most of the session in positive territory, stocks dipped in the final hour of trading to end with slight declines. By the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average(DJINDICES:^DJI) and the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC) indexes had each shed less than 0.25%.

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Dow

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Financial stocks led all sectors in trading volume, and theFinancial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLF)declined less than a tenth of a percent. Following two brutal daily declines to start the week, theDirexion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X ETF (NYSEMKT:NUGT)benefited from a small uptick in gold prices and logged a 0.6% increase.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2018: Keysight Technologies Inc.(KEYS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about Keysight (NYSE:KEYS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news 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. Keysight earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 45.6700267330093 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Barings LLC raised its position in Keysight (NYSE:KEYS) by 3.2% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 73,271 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after buying an additional 2,300 shares during the quarter. Barings LLC’s holdings in Keysight were worth $3,839,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Lateef Investment Management L.P. lessened its holdings in shares of Keysight (NYSE:KEYS) by 0.9% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 773,439 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 7,177 shares during the period. Keysight comprises approximately 5.3% of Lateef Investment Management L.P.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 6th biggest position. Lateef Investment Management L.P.’s holdings in Keysight were worth $40,520,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Barings LLC raised its position in Keysight (NYSE:KEYS) by 3.2% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 73,271 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after buying an additional 2,300 shares during the quarter. Barings LLC’s holdings in Keysight were worth $3,839,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2018: Trinity Place Holdings Inc.(TPHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Trinity Place Holdings (NYSEAMERICAN:TPHS) major shareholder Marcato Capital Management Lp sold 9,104 shares of Trinity Place stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $7.02, for a total value of $63,910.08. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Major shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2018: Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) was down, falling around 10 percent to $48.57. Applied Materials reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest in Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) rose to 14.46 million shares. The previous reading was 13.74 million. Shares were trading at $48.72, in a 52-week range of $40.42 to $62.40.

  • [By ]

    Applied Materials (AMAT) : “I like Applied Materials but let it come down and the pull the trigger.”

    Qualys (QLYS) : “I think this is a good company, but everything is coming down, so let’s wait to buy some more.”

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) is poised to post its most recent quarterly results Thursday. The consensus forecast is $1.14 in EPS and $4.45 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $54.84 apiece. The consensus price target is $70.14, and the 52-week range is $40.79 to $62.40.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) reported weaker-than-expected results for its second quarter.
    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter.
    Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) reported upbeat results for its first quarter. Comparable-store sales rose 0.6 percent.
    Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE: BOOT) disclosed a 7.2 million common stock offering.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2018: ITT Corporation(ITT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Intelligent Trading Foundation (CURRENCY:ITT) traded 1.1% higher against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 8:00 AM ET on April 18th. In the last week, Intelligent Trading Foundation has traded up 19.5% against the US dollar. One Intelligent Trading Foundation token can currently be purchased for about $0.0764 or 0.00000942 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including COSS, EtherDelta (ForkDelta), IDEX and Mercatox. Intelligent Trading Foundation has a total market cap of $749,032.00 and approximately $863.00 worth of Intelligent Trading Foundation was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
    Genesis Energy, L.P

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2018: Ability Inc.(ABIL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: TSEM) fell 16.1 percent to $23.10 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly results.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 13 percent to $18.00 in pre-market trading after declining 37.37 percent on Friday.
    Ability Inc. (NASDAQ: ABIL) shares fell 7.1 percent to $2.61 in pre-market trading.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) shares fell 6.4 percent to $133.00 in pre-market trading. International Flavors & Fragrances reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter and agreed to acquire Frutarom for $7.1 billion.
    BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE: BHP) fell 6.8 percent to $45.00 in pre-market trading.
    Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE: SBGL) fell 6.4 percent to $3.23 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.27 percent on Friday.
    Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) fell 5.9 percent to $66.52 in pre-market trading after declining 1.15 percent on Friday.
    DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ: XRAY) shares fell 4 percent to $48.00 in pre-market trading. DENTSPLY SIRONA reported Q1 adjusted earnings of $0.45 per share on sales of $956.1 million. The company updated its 2018 adjusted earnings guidance to $2.55 to 2.65 per share

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2018: Sun Hydraulics Corporation(SNHY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    When Sun Hydraulics Corporation (NASDAQ:SNHY) reported its first-quarter 2018 numbers on May 7, the one thing that stood out in the earnings report was its top-line growth. Strong demand for industrial valves and electronics instrumentation combined with Sun Hydraulics’ opportunistic growth moves encouraged the company to upgrade its full-year sales outlook.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2018: Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.(NOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSEMKT:NOG) are flying high, up 12% as of 10:30 a.m. EDT, after the company reported better-than-expected first-quarter results.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northern Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $2.20.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    SunTrust analyst Neal Dingmann upgraded shares of Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSE: NOG) from Hold to Buy and increased his price target from $2 to $4.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2018: Global Net Lease, Inc.(GNL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Global Net Lease (NYSE:GNL) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The financial services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.53 by ($0.04), Bloomberg Earnings reports. Global Net Lease had a return on equity of 1.72% and a net margin of 9.09%. The business had revenue of $68.09 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $66.87 million.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2018: Banner Corporation(BANR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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    Banner Year for Asset Managers Could Be Catalyst for Change (markets.financialcontent.com) Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Banner Co. (BANR) to Announce $0.86 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Banner Bank signs long lease for highly visible Sacramento site (finance.yahoo.com) Steven W. Rust Sells 511 Shares of Banner Co. (BANR) Stock (americanbankingnews.com) FY2018 Earnings Estimate for Banner Co. (BANR) Issued By DA Davidson (americanbankingnews.com)

    NASDAQ BANR opened at $57.47 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.90, a current ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24. The firm has a market cap of $1,896.48, a P/E ratio of 19.22, a PEG ratio of 1.66 and a beta of 0.96. Banner has a 1 year low of $52.07 and a 1 year high of $62.75.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2018: Moneygram International, Inc.(MGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Cramer was bearish on Xilinx (XLNX) , Celgene (CELG) , Exelixis (EXEL) , Moneygram (MGI) , Monster Beverage (MNST) , SunCoke Energy Partners (SXCP) and Mattel (MAT) .

  • [By ]

    Moneygram (MGI) : “No, you need quality and this one doesn’t have it.”

    Monster Beverage (MNST) : “I think this one has run out of gas so I’m going to say don’t buy. “