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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]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Meridian Bancorp (EBSB)

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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 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Ted Turner is battling Lewy body dementia, the CNN founder revealed in an interview that will air over the weekend. Turner told veteran newsman Ted Koppel that he has “a mild case of what people have as Alzheimer’s.”

“It’s similar to that. But not nearly as bad. Alzheimer’s is fatal,” Turner said in an interview for “CBS Sunday Morning.” “Thank goodness I don’t have that. But, I also have got, let’s — the one that’s — I can’t remember the name of it.”

He then paused, according to the press release from CBS, before saying, “Dementia. I can’t remember what my disease is.”

Koppel conducted the interview, which will air this Sunday, at Turner’s ranch in Montana. Turner said he feels “tired” and “exhausted” as a result of disorder. “That’s the main symptoms, and, forgetfulness,” he said.

A true broadcasting pioneer, he led Turner Broadcasting System before launching CNN in 1980, ushering in a new era and laying the foundation for other cable news networks. In 1996, he sold CNN as well as the rest of Turner Broadcasting, to Time Warner. But his connection to the company faded in the years that followed, as he turned critical of Time Warner’s doomed merger with AOL.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: 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 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Varex Imaging Corporation (VREX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) fell 13.4 percent to $51.10 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 9.8 percent to $28.97 in pre-market trading after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 8.2 percent to $8.81 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 7.5 percent to $3.98 in pre-market trading after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ANET) fell 7.4 percent to $248.00 in pre-market trading following first-quarter earnings.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 6.7 percent to $18.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Varex Imaging Corporation (NASDAQ: VREX) fell 5.2 percent to $34 in pre-market trading after reporting Q2 results.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) shares fell 5.2 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 3.02 percent on Thursday.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 4.7 percent to $61.70 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSEA) fell 4.6 percent to $25.15 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) shares fell 4 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.86 percent on Thursday.
    Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ: MLCO) fell 4 percent to $30.65 in pre-market trading.
    Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ: CENX) fell 4 percent to $15.76 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSBC) shares fell 3.5 percent to $48.10 in pre-market tr

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Prudential Financial Inc. lifted its holdings in Varex Imaging Corp (NASDAQ:VREX) by 2.7% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 63,814 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,700 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in Varex Imaging were worth $2,283,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (IIPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Shares of Innovative Industrial Properties (NYSE:IIPR) soared 36.4% in January, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. (The stock’s return was also the same, since no dividends were paid during the month.)

  • [By Sean Williams]

    If you’re looking for a reason behind the strong performance for marijuana-based real-estate investment trust (REIT) Innovative Industrial Properties (NYSE:IIPR), chalk it up to uniqueness. There’s simply no other publicly traded company (of reasonable size, by market cap) at the moment that operates with a REIT structure in the cannabis space.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    One ancillary weed stock that’s already profitable, and that could see its earnings per share rise even more in the year to come, is real estate investment trust (REIT) Innovative Industries Properties (NYSE:IIPR).

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market jumped on Friday, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average to gains of over 400 points as investors seemed pleased with news out of Washington. The federal government averted another potential shutdown, and building positive momentum made some market participants fearful that they could miss out if stock indexes keep heading upward toward record levels. Some positive news on the earnings front for certain high-profile stocks also improved sentiment. Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET), Talend (NASDAQ:TLND), and Innovative Industrial Properties (NYSE:IIPR) were among the top performers. Here’s why they did so well.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: EnLink Midstream Partners, LP(ENLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on EnLink Midstream Partners (ENLK)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Enable Midstream Partners (NYSE: ENBL) and EnLink Midstream Partners (NYSE:ENLK) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of EnLink Midstream Partners (NYSE:ENLK) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report released on Thursday morning.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Hutchison China MediTech Limited (HCM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on HUTCHISON CHINA/S (HCM)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    HUTCHISON CHINA/S (NASDAQ:HCM) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on HUTCHISON CHINA/S (HCM)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now

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Luckily for investors, now is also an interesting time to be buying gambling stocks, as continued Vegas strength, legalized sports gambling coming to the U.S., and an overall international interest in gaming has created some interesting buying opportunity.

Of course, no industries are without risk, and recently, some casino giants have been selling off as gambling data has hinted at a potential slowdown in Macau after an extended recovery in the world’s top gaming hotspot.

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1. Penn National Gaming, Inc. ((PENN ) )

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Flushing Financial Corporation(FFIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Flushing Financial (NASDAQ:FFIC) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

    Fly Leasing (NYSE:FLY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $17.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Fly Leasing Limited, formerly known as Babcock & Brown Air Limited, is engaged in acquiring and leasing modern, high-demand and fuel-efficient commercial jet aircraft under long-term contracts to a diverse group of airlines throughout the world. The Company’s strategy is to effectively manage its fleet and grow its portfolio through accretive acquisitions of aircraft. FLY Leasing is managed and serviced by BBAM L.P., an aircraft leasing company. BBAM acts as manager of FLY Leasing and servicer of the aircraft portfolio under multi-year management and servicing agreements. In addition to arranging for the leasing of the fleet, BBAM assists in the acquiring and disposing of aircraft, marketeering aircraft for lease and release, collecting rents and other payments from the lessees of aircraft, monitoring maintenance, insurance and other obligations under leases, and enforcing FLY Leasing’s rights against lessees. BBAM is an independent company. FLY Leasing Limited is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. “

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Flushing Financial Co. (NASDAQ:FFIC) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 30th, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 11th will be paid a dividend of 0.20 per share by the bank on Friday, June 29th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.96%.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Flushing Financial (NASDAQ:FFIC) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note published on Saturday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Flushing Financial (NASDAQ:FFIC) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report released on Wednesday.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Flushing Financial Corp  (NASDAQ:FFIC)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 01, 2019, 9:30 a.m. ET

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc.(CRBP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Among drug developers, none had a more disappointing quarter than small-cap, clinical-stage company Corbus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CRBP), which fell more than 17%. Corbus is associated with the marijuana industry through its lead drug lenabasum (formerly anabasum), which is an oral endocannabinoid-mimetic drug that binds with naturally occurring CB2 receptors expressed on fibroblasts and immune cells. In particular, lenabasum is being targeted at four indications: systemic sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, dermatomyositis, and systemic lupus erythematosus.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Biotech

    GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GWPH) $3.7 billion
      Cara Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CARA) $697 million
      Insys Therapeutics (NASDAQ: INSY) $473 million
      22nd Century Group (NYSEMKT: XXII) $313 million
      Corbus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: CRBP) $271 million

    Ancillary provider

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Thursday was a blockbuster day for the stock market at large, with major benchmarks soaring to new records. The Dow Jones Industrial Average set its first all-time high since January, rising about 250 points as investors felt more confident about a potential positive resolution to the trade tensions between the U.S. and several key trading partners. Looking more closely at certain sectors of the market, the cannabis industry continued to see a lot of interest, and stocks that have even the appearance of some connection to marijuana generally did well. Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC), Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings (NASDAQ:CRBP), and New Age Beverages (NASDAQ:NBEV) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: LendingClub Corporation(LC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares of LendingClub Corporation (NYSE:LC) were sliding last month after the company, which connects borrowers and lenders online, posted a disappointing earnings report and revealed an investigation into its advertising and disclosure practices.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of LendingClub Corp (NYSE:LC) rose 5.8% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $3.84 and last traded at $3.84. Approximately 3,427,200 shares traded hands during trading, a decline of 34% from the average daily volume of 5,190,069 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.63.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    LendingClub Corp (NYSE:LC) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the sixteen ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $5.39.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: “LendingClub (LC) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday” was published by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this news story on another site, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of United States & international trademark & copyright laws. The original version of this news story can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4144756/lendingclub-lc-scheduled-to-post-quarterly-earnings-on-tuesday.html.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    During the second quarter, online peer-to-peer lending marketplace LendingClub (NYSE:LC) generated record net revenue of $177 million on record loan originations of $2.8 billion, which represented annual growth of 27% and 31%, respectively.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Optical Cable Corporation(OCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Octoin Coin (CURRENCY:OCC) traded up 7% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 8:00 AM ET on June 28th. One Octoin Coin coin can currently be purchased for $0.32 or 0.00005167 BTC on exchanges including Exrates and YoBit. During the last week, Octoin Coin has traded 17% lower against the US dollar. Octoin Coin has a market capitalization of $131,298.00 and $1.10 million worth of Octoin Coin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about Optical Cable (NASDAQ:OCC) has trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Optical Cable earned a coverage optimism score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 46.3231627277527 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Optical Cable Co. (NASDAQ:OCC) Chairman Neil D. Wilkin, Jr. sold 10,000 shares of Optical Cable stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.50, for a total transaction of $35,000.00. Following the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 1,074,405 shares in the company, valued at $3,760,417.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Blackstone GSO Senior Floating Rate Term Fund(BSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News headlines about Blackstone/GSO Senior Fltg Rt Term Fund (NYSE:BSL) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blackstone/GSO Senior Fltg Rt Term Fund earned a media sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 47.30334299338 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Blackstone/GSO Senior Fltg Rt Term Fund (NYSE:BSL) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Blackstone/GSO Senior Fltg Rt Term Fund earned a news impact score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 47.5730037272636 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Blackstone/GSO Senior Fltg Rt Term Fund (NYSE:BSL) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blackstone/GSO Senior Fltg Rt Term Fund earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 47.1154940270027 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News articles about Blackstone/GSO Senior Fltg Rt Term Fund (NYSE:BSL) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blackstone/GSO Senior Fltg Rt Term Fund earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.9711105753708 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Towne Bank(TOWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of TowneBank (NASDAQ:TOWN) by 10.0% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 110,000 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 10,000 shares during the quarter. TowneBank comprises approximately 2.5% of John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 16th largest holding. John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in TowneBank were worth $3,146,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TowneBank (NASDAQ:TOWN) is scheduled to announce its earnings results before the market opens on Wednesday, July 25th. Analysts expect TowneBank to post earnings of $0.50 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TowneBank (NASDAQ:TOWN) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Brean Capital.

    KeyCorp started coverage on shares of Waste Connections (NYSE:WCN). The firm issued an overweight rating on the stock.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd.(ACSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [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.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation(APC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Stillwater Investment Management LLC cut its holdings in shares of Anadarko Petroleum Co. (NYSE:APC) by 8.2% in the third quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 8,932 shares of the oil and gas development company’s stock after selling 802 shares during the quarter. Stillwater Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Anadarko Petroleum were worth $602,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. increased its stake in shares of Anadarko Petroleum Co. (NYSE:APC) by 258.0% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 65,409 shares of the oil and gas development company’s stock after purchasing an additional 47,140 shares during the quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.’s holdings in Anadarko Petroleum were worth $3,952,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) also has unlocked significant value for investors since announcing a $2.5 billion share-repurchase program last fall. Anadarko now has repurchased more than 6% of its outstanding shares, which has catapulted its stock 55% over that time frame. Meanwhile, the company authorized another $500 million in share repurchases this year and could spend even more in the future, given that it’s generating significant excess cash flow at current oil prices.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) and Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), meanwhile, have been scooping up drillable land in the Powder River Basin over the past few years. Devon Energy made a bold bet to buy acreage in the area in late 2015, spending $600 million for 253,000 net acres, which more than doubled its position. In the meantime, Anadarko Petroleum recently announced that it had invested another $100 million to lease land in the PRB, boosting its position to more than 300,000 acres.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: National HealthCare Corporation(NHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    US Bancorp DE grew its stake in shares of National HealthCare Co. (NYSEAMERICAN:NHC) by 14.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 12,558 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,539 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE owned approximately 0.08% of National HealthCare worth $883,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL bought a new position in shares of National Healthcare (NYSEAMERICAN:NHC) in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor bought 5,600 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $334,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Nobilis Health (NYSEAMERICAN:HLTH) (TSE:NHC) traded down 15.6% during mid-day trading on Tuesday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The company traded as low as $1.35 and last traded at $1.35. 1,239,040 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 331% from the average session volume of 287,252 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.60.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ITUS Corporation(ITUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ITUS Corp (NASDAQ:ITUS) CEO Amit Kumar bought 4,480 shares of ITUS stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 12th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $3.99 per share, for a total transaction of $17,875.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 128,888 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $514,263.12. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

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A recent ruling by the Supreme Court may allow states to create laws for legalized sports betting.

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The decision from the court has to do with a law that New Jersey was seeking to pass in 2014. This law would remove the prohibitions around running sports gambling at casinos and race tracks.

The law was struck down in courts, but New Jersey continued to file appeals. Finally in 2017, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case. The result of the decision is seven of nine justices ruling in its favor. This had the court striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act enacted in 1992 to protect the integrity of sports.

The result of this ruling from the Supreme Court means that New Jersey can move forward with its law. However, it also does more. It opens the door for other states to push for legalized sports betting. Prior to this, Nevada was the only state that allowed sports betting.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd.(ACSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Brown Forman Corporation(BF.B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Acacia Research Corporation(ACTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Acacia Research (NASDAQ:ACTG) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Wednesday morning.

    ACTG has been the topic of a number of other reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Acacia Research from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, March 23rd. TheStreet downgraded shares of Acacia Research from a c- rating to a d rating in a report on Friday, February 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $5.67.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: First Merchants Corporation(FRME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Meeder Asset Management Inc. decreased its holdings in shares of First Merchants Co. (NASDAQ:FRME) by 26.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 4,664 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 1,677 shares during the quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in First Merchants were worth $195,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Intercontinental Hotels Group(IHG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Liberum Capital reissued their hold rating on shares of InterContinental Hotels Group (LON:IHG) in a research report report published on Friday morning.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: ePlus Inc.(PLUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tech Data (NASDAQ: TECD) and ePlus (NASDAQ:PLUS) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Horizon Global Corporation(HZN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Horizon Global(NYSE:HZN)reported its first-quarter results on May 3. The provider ofbranded towing and trailering equipment had already warned investors that it was going through tough times but promised that it would take action to fix its problems.Let’s dig into the company’s results to see if those actions are starting to pay off.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Horizon Global (NYSE:HZN) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $15.08.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Farmers National Banc Corp.(FMNB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Farmers National Banc (NASDAQ:FMNB)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by equities researchers at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a note issued to investors on Thursday. They presently have a $18.00 price target on the bank’s stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods’ price target would indicate a potential upside of 21.62% from the company’s previous close.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Matt Wallach is the co-founder and president of Veeva Systems(NYSE:VEEV), a cloud-based software company that found success catering to the life-sciences industry. But the company isn’t stopping there.

  • [By Kristine Harjes]

    In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Healthcare, host Kristine Harjes interviews Matt Wallach, the co-founder and president of cloud computing companyVeeva Systems(NYSE:VEEV). Veeva serves healthcare companies across the board, from fledgling biotechs to massive stalwarts like Johnson & Johnson, and many investors see big potential for sustainable, long-term growth in the future.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    Hundreds of exchange traded funds offer investors broad market exposure and many do so with nominal fees. Among the least expensive is the iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF (NYSE: ITOT).