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Top Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019

Quick Take

Scholar Rock Holding (SRRK) intends to raise $75 million in an IPO of its common stock, according to an SEC regulatory filing.

The company is advancing a pipeline of drug treatment candidates for muscle-wasting and cancer diseases.

While SRRK has a promising collaboration with Janssen, it is extremely early stage.

Company & Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Scholar Rock was founded in 2012 based on technologies developed in conjunction with Childrens Medical Center Corporation.

Management is headed by CEO Nagesh Mahanthappa, who has been with the firm as founding employee and was previously VP Corporate Development and Operations at Avila Therapeutics and held positions at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: Cytokinetics, Incorporated(CYTK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cytokinetics (NASDAQ:CYTK) had its price target cut by investment analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies to $13.00 in a note issued to investors on Monday. The firm currently has an “overweight” rating on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. Piper Jaffray Companies’ price objective would indicate a potential upside of 55.69% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.(AFSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued their $14.58 rating on shares of AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI) in a research report report published on Wednesday. They currently have a $14.75 price target on the insurance provider’s stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    National General (NASDAQ: NGHC) and AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Carl Icahn fired off a letter to the board of AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ: AFSI) Thursday, blasting the firm for pursuing an “opportunistic going-private transaction” that would squeeze out minority shareholders: Link

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $2.14 billion before the opening bell. Campbell Soup shares fell 0.18 percent to $39.15 in after-hours trading.
    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter. Applied Materials shares fell 4.48 percent to $51.54 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) to have earned $3.29 per share on revenue of $9.83 billion in the latest quarter. Deere will release earnings before the markets open. Deere shares dropped 1.23 percent to $145.00 in after-hours trading.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) shares rose over 5 percent in after-hours trading after a 13D filing from Carl Icahn shows a new 9.38 percent stake in the company. The filing also shows language from Icahn that strongly opposes a go-private transaction. AmTrust Financial shares climbed 5.81 percent to $14.21 in the after-hours trading session.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Shineco, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYHT) rose 34.7 percent to $2.29 in pre-market trading following Q3 results. Shineco posted Q3 earnings of $0.21 per share on sales of $13.3 million.
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) rose 15.8 percent to $12.74 in pre-market trading after surging 201.37 percent on Thursday.
    LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) shares rose 11.5 percent to $7.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 64.50 percent on Thursday.
    Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: EIGR) rose 9 percent to $18.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 41.77 percent on Thursday.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) rose 6.2 percent to $14.25 in pre-market trading after a 13D filing from Carl Icahn shows a new 9.38 percent stake in the company. The filing also shows language from Icahn that strongly opposes a go-private transaction.
    Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN) rose 5.6 percent to $64.02 in pre-market trading after the Department of Veterans Affairs reported an agreement with Cerner Government Services, Inc. to provide seamless care for veterans.
    PetroChina Company Limited (NYSE: PTR) shares rose 5.3 percent to $82.05 in pre-market trading.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) shares rose 5.2 percent to $26.59 in the pre-market trading session.
    IQVIA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: IQV) shares rose 4.8 percent to $102.50 in pre-market trading as the company pulled secondary offering 'in light of recent market conditions'.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) rose 4.5 percent to $59.70 in pre-market trading. On Thursday, Axon priced its 4.3 million share offering of common stock at $53 per share.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 4.5 percent to $84 in pre-market trading.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) rose 3.9 percent to $18.96 in pre-market trading after a 13G filing shows a new 5.05 percent stake by the State of New Jersey's Division of Investment.
    Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) shares rose 3.7 percent to $15.85 in pre-market

Top Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.(BCEI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Crude oil prices continue to remain bullish, brightening the prospects of oil and related companies. Bonanza Creek Energy Inc (NYSE: BCEI), an oil and natural gas exploration and production company that emerged from Chapter 11 in April 2017, could also benefit from an improved cost structure, according to Imperial Capital. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bonanza Creek Energy (NYSE:BCEI) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: Clarke(t)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) is commonly known as the second fiddle to AT&T (NYSE: T) satellite service DirecTV, with around 11 million subscribers to DirecTV’s 25.36 million. With the growth of streaming, it’s no surprise that satellite television is a maturing business. Naturally, both companies have joined the streaming brawl. Dish with Sling and AT&T with its DirectNow service.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) and Sprint (NYSE:S) recently submitted their public interest statement to the FCC about their proposed merger. In the document, the two companies present how their merger will benefit consumers. But further down, about 100 pages in, they explain that neither company can continue down the path they’ve been on, aggressively pursuing market share from AT&T (NYSE:T) and Verizon (NYSE:VZ).

  • [By Adam Levy]

    AT&T (NYSE:T) has nearly 1.5 million DIRECTV Now subscribers as of the end of the first quarter. The company’s over-the-top linear TV streaming service has grown faster than competitors like DISH Network’s (NASDAQ:DISH) Sling TV, Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) PlayStation Vue, or Hulu Live. It seems like only a matter of time before DIRECTV Now’s subscriber base surpasses Sling TV’s 2.3 million subscribers to become the most popular streaming TV service.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    And if you do like dividends, you should especially love three stocks: AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), AT&T (NYSE:T), and Welltower (NYSE:WELL). Here’s what makes these dividend stocks really attractive to income-seeking investors.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now

Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon want companies to stop giving quarterly earnings forecasts and focus on the long term. Even investors seeking short-term gains might want to heed their point of view.

You’d think that providing a forecast every three months would make a company’s results more predictable. But since 2016, S&P 500 Index members that provide quarterly outlooks ended up reporting more surprises — or a wider gap between earnings and estimates — than the index as a whole. The group of companies that gave guidance only got closer to the consensus in two of the nine calendar quarters.

Bad Advice

Quarterly guidance has resulted in bigger earnings surprises since 2016

Source: Bloomberg

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“Quarterly results are a piece of the investment mosaic, but we find little value in quarterly guidance for active managers performing their own research,” said Christopher Hillary, chief executive officer and portfolio manager at Denver-based Roubaix Capital, the $112 million hedge fund firm that focuses on small-cap stocks. “Long-term goals are a more useful tool in evaluating a business, as well as a means of holding the management and board accountable.”

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Blueprint Medicines Corporation(BPMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    The big thing to watch this week will be how investors view Loxo’s results in comparison to results presented earlier this year by Blueprint Medicines (NASDAQ:BPMC). Blueprint’s BLU-667 also targets RET-fusions and at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting in April, Blueprint revealed a preliminary overall response rate of 50% for NSCLC and 40% for MTC. It’s bad science to compare unrelated trials, so investors might be best off viewing Loxo and Blueprint’s data as evidence that they’re both working on a winning approach.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in BPMC. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its position in Blueprint Medicines by 57.3% in the 4th quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 1,866 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $141,000 after acquiring an additional 680 shares in the last quarter. QS Investors LLC acquired a new position in Blueprint Medicines in the 4th quarter valued at about $173,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. acquired a new position in Blueprint Medicines in the 4th quarter valued at about $183,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC grew its position in Blueprint Medicines by 942.7% in the 4th quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 2,513 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $190,000 after acquiring an additional 2,272 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado acquired a new position in Blueprint Medicines in the 4th quarter valued at about $227,000. 97.79% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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    Blueprint Medicines Company Profile

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    On the downside, Blueprint Medicines (NASDAQ:BPMC)also is developing a RET targeting drug called BLU-667. The company doesn’t seem to be presenting additional data at ASCO, likely because it just released data last month at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting. While it’s very hard to make apples-to-apples comparisons across phase 1 trials, BLU-667 doesn’t look quite as active, with ORR of 50% percent in patients with NSCLC and 40% in patients with medullary thyroid cancer.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Investors should also keep their enthusiasm in check because Loxo Oncology isn’t alone in targeting TRK fusion and RET mutations:Roche Holdings (NASDAQOTH:RHHBY) could challenge it in TRK fusions and Blueprint Medicines (NASDAQ:BPMC) could compete with it in RET mutations.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    In this clip of The Motley Fool’s Industry Focus Healthcare, host Kristine Harjes is joined by Motley Fool contributor Todd Campbell to discuss LOXO-292’s opportunity and how competitor Blueprint Medicines (NASDAQ:BPMC) is challenging it. Also, the two analysts discuss why shares in Abiomed, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABMD) are soaring higher and if this is a high-priced stock that investors should embrace or ignore.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.(AFSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    National General (NASDAQ: NGHC) and AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued their $14.58 rating on shares of AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI) in a research report report published on Wednesday. They currently have a $14.75 price target on the insurance provider’s stock.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Shineco, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYHT) rose 34.7 percent to $2.29 in pre-market trading following Q3 results. Shineco posted Q3 earnings of $0.21 per share on sales of $13.3 million.
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) rose 15.8 percent to $12.74 in pre-market trading after surging 201.37 percent on Thursday.
    LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) shares rose 11.5 percent to $7.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 64.50 percent on Thursday.
    Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: EIGR) rose 9 percent to $18.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 41.77 percent on Thursday.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) rose 6.2 percent to $14.25 in pre-market trading after a 13D filing from Carl Icahn shows a new 9.38 percent stake in the company. The filing also shows language from Icahn that strongly opposes a go-private transaction.
    Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN) rose 5.6 percent to $64.02 in pre-market trading after the Department of Veterans Affairs reported an agreement with Cerner Government Services, Inc. to provide seamless care for veterans.
    PetroChina Company Limited (NYSE: PTR) shares rose 5.3 percent to $82.05 in pre-market trading.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) shares rose 5.2 percent to $26.59 in the pre-market trading session.
    IQVIA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: IQV) shares rose 4.8 percent to $102.50 in pre-market trading as the company pulled secondary offering 'in light of recent market conditions'.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) rose 4.5 percent to $59.70 in pre-market trading. On Thursday, Axon priced its 4.3 million share offering of common stock at $53 per share.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 4.5 percent to $84 in pre-market trading.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) rose 3.9 percent to $18.96 in pre-market trading after a 13G filing shows a new 5.05 percent stake by the State of New Jersey's Division of Investment.
    Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) shares rose 3.7 percent to $15.85 in pre-market

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Magellan Midstream Partners L.P.(MMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Bromels]

    Three companies that the market has walloped areApache Corporation(NYSE:APA),Magellan Midstream Partners(NYSE:MMP), andGeneral Motors(NYSE:GM). Here’s why these stocks look like bargains, and why today might be a good time to scoop up some shares.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    For an example of just how important this is, take a look at the graph below. Midstream companies ONEOK Inc. (NYSE:OKE), Magellan Midstream Partners LP(NYSE:MMP), and Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD) have each increased their disbursements for more than a decade. However, there is a difference in the growth rates over time. Enterprise’s 10-year annualized distribution increase was 5.7%, Magellan’s was 10.9%, and ONEOK’s dividend rose at an annualized 16.1% clip. Just a few percentage points here makes a huge difference in the growth of the disbursement over time, as the chart below clearly shows.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    The midstream partnership sector is deeply out of favor today, despite the fact that these companies provide vital services moving and processing oil and natural gas. For conservative investors, Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD) and Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:MMP) are two high-yield stocks that appear to be on sale today, still off roughly 30% and 20% from their 2014 highs, respectively. Here’s what you need to know to decide if Enterprise or Magellan is the better buy for you.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Haynes International, Inc.(HAYN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Haynes International (NASDAQ:HAYN) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Saturday morning.

    Several other brokerages have also recently issued reports on HAYN. Zacks Investment Research cut Haynes International from a buy rating to a hold rating and set a $50.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, March 13th. ValuEngine raised Haynes International from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Thursday, April 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Haynes International currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $35.00.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: STAAR Surgical Company(STAA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    STAAR Surgical (NASDAQ:STAA) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $28.55 and last traded at $28.42, with a volume of 6590 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $27.80.

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

    STAAR Surgical (NASDAQ:STAA) was upgraded by equities researchers at TheStreet from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report issued on Monday.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares shot up 28 percent to $21.40 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.

    Shares of Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) got a boost, shooting up 57 percent to $34.52. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares shot up 26 percent to $21.03 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.

    Shares of Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) got a boost, shooting up 56 percent to $34.2425. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: ePlus Inc.(PLUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $3.54 billion.
    Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $557.65 million.
    Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.60 billion.
    Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $131.95 million.
    Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) is expected to post quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $297.67 million.
    Shoe Carnival, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCVL) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $262.02 million.
    Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NYSE: DECK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $375.41 million.
    Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE: ZOES) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.01 per share on revenue of $105.30 million.
    DXC Technology Company (NYSE: DXC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $2.23 per share on revenue of $6.12 billion.
    8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.05 per share on revenue of $76.93 million.
    Viasat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.45 per share on revenue of $424.46 million.
    ePlus inc. (NASDAQ: PLUS) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $1.60 billion.
    Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE: LGF.A) is expected to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $1.04 billion.
    Agilysys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGYS) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $32.58 million.
    Nutanix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTNX) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $278.98 million.
    Veeva Systems Inc. (NYSE: VEEV) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue

  • [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.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas decreased its position in ePlus (NASDAQ:PLUS) by 36.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 3,093 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 1,754 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in ePlus were worth $240,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

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    “When and where will all of the many conflicts of interest be listed by the 13 Angry Democrats (plus) working on the Witch Hunt Hoax,” Trump said of the probe on Twitter Thursday. “There has never been a group of people on a case so biased or conflicted. It is all a Democrat Excuse for LOSING the Election.”

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. reduced its stake in ePlus (NASDAQ:PLUS) by 1.1% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 116,594 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 1,335 shares during the period. Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc.’s holdings in ePlus were worth $9,059,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Nuveen Tax-Advantaged Total Return Strategy Fund(JTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN decreased its holdings in Nuveen Tax Advantaged Total Re (NYSE:JTA) by 48.2% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 10,813 shares of the investment management company’s stock after selling 10,055 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned approximately 0.08% of Nuveen Tax Advantaged Total Re worth $150,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: InspireMD, Inc.(NSPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares rose 90.9 percent to $2.52. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 58.4 percent to $1.9005 after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares climbed 23.2 percent to $37.5370 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) rose 21.9 percent to $1.17 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) jumped 18.8 percent to $4.87. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 17.2 percent to $49.45 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) jumped 16.2 percent to $7.96. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) rose 15.5 percent to $5.6011.
    InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE: NSPR) gained 13.3 percent to $1.36 following PR announcing sustained benefit of CGuard EPS.
    Immutep Limited (NASDAQ: IMMP) shares climbed 13.2 percent to $2.7724 after the company reported new data from its ongoing TACTI-mel Phase I trial, which evaluated the combination of eftilagimod alpha, its lead compound, with Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK)'s Keytruda in unresectable or metastatic melanoma patients, who have had a suboptimal response or had disease progression with keytruda monotherapy..
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) rose 12.2 percent to $21.20 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 12.1 percent to
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 66.67 percent to close at $2.00 on Wednesday after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares jumped 49.24 percent to close at $1.97 on Wednesday. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) rose 34.45 percent to close at $9.21. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares rose 25.82 percent to close at $38.35 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) rose 24.15 percent to close at $5.09. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) jumped 23.3 percent to close at $5.98 on Wednesday.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) gained 22.92 percent to close at $1.18 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD) rose 21.95 percent to close at $4.00.
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) gained 21.4 percent to close at $22.92 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) rose 17.14 percent to close at $5.40.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 16.59 percent to close at $49.20 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP) climbed 15.61 percent to close at $8.22. Oramed Pharma disclosed that its patent has been allowed in the US for oral administration of proteins.
    Dorian LPG Ltd. (NYSE: LPG) rose 14.89 percent to close at $8.41. Dorian LPG confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal fr

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Industrias Bachoco, S.A. de C.V.(IBA)

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    Bachoco (NYSE:IBA) declared a semiannual dividend on Thursday, April 26th, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 11th will be given a dividend of 0.432 per share on Monday, May 21st. This represents a dividend yield of 1.53%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 10th. This is a boost from Bachoco’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.42.

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Can-Fite Biopharma Ltd(CANF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CODX) jumped 88 percent to $5.4500 after falling 13.17 percent on Thursday. Co-Diagnostics reported its participation in a research project with the Stanford University.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) climbed 40.3 percent to $5.40 after the company declared a $0.70 per share special dividend.
    Future FinTech Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FTFT) rose 27 percent to $2.73. Future FinTech disclosed a strategic transformation plan including expanding on current blockchain business while also becoming a blockchain incubator, investment and asset management, training, and management consulting.
    SELLAS Life Sciences Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLS) gained 14.7 percent to $5.9522 after the company disclosed that its Phase 2b trial of NeuVax in combo with Trastuzumab in HER1+/2+ breast cancer patients met key clinical objectives.
    Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) shares climbed 14.6 percent to $120.4224 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.
    FTE Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTNW) gained 10.5 percent to $20.9399.
    T2 Biosystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTOO) rose 9 percent to $8.07. Leerink Swann upgraded T2 Biosystems from Market Perform to Outperform.
    Zuora, Inc. (NYSE: ZUO) shares rose 8.3 percent to $24.01 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and issued strong outlook.
    VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) rose 7.7 percent to $148.07 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBC) gained 7.5 percent to $19.91. Ambac Financial will replace Integra Lifesciences Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, June 5.
    Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CNAT) gained 7 percent to $4.60.
    Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (NASDAQ: KNSA) climbed 6.6 percent to $18.23.
    Franklin Street Properties Corp. (NYSE: FSP) gained 5.7 perce
  • [By Max Byerly]

    CAN-FITE BIOPHA/S (NYSEAMERICAN:CANF) saw a large drop in short interest in the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 302,241 shares, a drop of 14.1% from the June 15th total of 351,936 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 208,682 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.4 days.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 18.2 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after the company declared a $0.70 per share special dividend.
    Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CODX) rose 11.7 percent to $3.24 in pre-market trading after falling 13.17 percent on Thursday. Co-Diagnostics reported its participation in a research project with the Stanford University.
    Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) shares rose 8.6 percent to $25.95 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat Q1 results.
    Zuora, Inc. (NYSE: ZUO) shares rose 8 percent to $23.95 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and issued strong outlook.
    Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) shares rose 7.8 percent to $113.25 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NYSE: OPK) rose 5.7 percent to $4.10 in pre-market trading.
    Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI) rose 5.5 percent to $17.45 in pre-market trading following the FDA approval for Levofloxacin Oral Solution.
    Eversource Energy (NYSE: ES) shares rose 5 percent to $59.8 in pre-market trading.
    VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) rose 4.6 percent to $143.74 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP) rose 4.3 percent to $19.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval to place Rover pipeline’s full Mainline B into service.
    T2 Biosystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTOO) rose 4.3 percent to $7.73 in pre-market trading after declining 4.26 percent on Thursday.
    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) rose 4.3 percent to $2.90 in pre-market trading after jumping 21.93 percent on Thursday.
    Sasol Limited (NYSE: SSL) rose 4.2 percent to $37.91 in pre-market trading.
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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Can-Fite Biopharma (NASDAQ:CANF) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog 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. Can-Fite Biopharma earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.2576556193403 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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Top Stocks To Buy For 2019: InfuSystems Holdings, Inc.(INFU)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Roth Capital assumed coverage on Scynexis in a research note on Tuesday, May 8th. They set a “buy” rating and a $6.00 price target for the company. Seaport Global Securities assumed coverage on Scynexis in a research note on Tuesday, April 10th. They set a “buy” rating and a $4.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Scynexis from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $1.25 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, May 8th. HC Wainwright assumed coverage on Scynexis in a research note on Monday, May 7th. They set a “buy” rating and a $5.00 price target for the company. Finally, ValuEngine raised Scynexis from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Scynexis currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $4.45.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Infusystem Holdings Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:INFU) major shareholder Meridian Ohc Partners, Lp purchased 40,548 shares of Infusystem stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 14th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $2.76 per share, for a total transaction of $111,912.48. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Large shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Top Stocks To Buy For 2019: Rockwell Medical Technologies Inc.(RMTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Rockwell Medical (NASDAQ:RMTI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rockwell Medical earned a coverage optimism score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 45.9519778074443 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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Top Stocks To Buy For 2019: The Michaels Companies, Inc.(MIK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tredje AP fonden lifted its stake in Michaels Companies (NASDAQ:MIK) by 68.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 34,680 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after acquiring an additional 14,050 shares during the period. Tredje AP fonden’s holdings in Michaels Companies were worth $2,153,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Michaels Companies (NASDAQ:MIK) was upgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Michaels Companies (NASDAQ:MIK) fell as much as 19.1% lower on Thursday morning, following the release of solid first-quarter earnings with a side of modest next-period guidance. At 12:50 p.m. EDT, the stock had recovered only slightly to reach a 17.6% price drop.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Arts and crafts retailer The Michaels Companies (NASDAQ:MIK) reported first-quarter results in the early-morning hours of Thursday. The company met Wall Street’s targets and confirmed that its full-year guidance targets are on track, but the stock still crashed due to an unimpressive slate of second-quarter guidance goals.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Michaels Companies (NASDAQ:MIK) issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.19-2.32 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.32. The company issued revenue guidance of $5.217-5.293 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $5.26 billion.Michaels Companies also updated its Q2 guidance to $0.12-0.14 EPS.

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Top Stocks To Buy For 2019: AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.(AFSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued their $14.58 rating on shares of AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI) in a research report report published on Wednesday. They currently have a $14.75 price target on the insurance provider’s stock.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Shineco, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYHT) rose 34.7 percent to $2.29 in pre-market trading following Q3 results. Shineco posted Q3 earnings of $0.21 per share on sales of $13.3 million.
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) rose 15.8 percent to $12.74 in pre-market trading after surging 201.37 percent on Thursday.
    LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) shares rose 11.5 percent to $7.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 64.50 percent on Thursday.
    Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: EIGR) rose 9 percent to $18.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 41.77 percent on Thursday.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) rose 6.2 percent to $14.25 in pre-market trading after a 13D filing from Carl Icahn shows a new 9.38 percent stake in the company. The filing also shows language from Icahn that strongly opposes a go-private transaction.
    Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN) rose 5.6 percent to $64.02 in pre-market trading after the Department of Veterans Affairs reported an agreement with Cerner Government Services, Inc. to provide seamless care for veterans.
    PetroChina Company Limited (NYSE: PTR) shares rose 5.3 percent to $82.05 in pre-market trading.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) shares rose 5.2 percent to $26.59 in the pre-market trading session.
    IQVIA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: IQV) shares rose 4.8 percent to $102.50 in pre-market trading as the company pulled secondary offering 'in light of recent market conditions'.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) rose 4.5 percent to $59.70 in pre-market trading. On Thursday, Axon priced its 4.3 million share offering of common stock at $53 per share.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 4.5 percent to $84 in pre-market trading.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) rose 3.9 percent to $18.96 in pre-market trading after a 13G filing shows a new 5.05 percent stake by the State of New Jersey's Division of Investment.
    Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) shares rose 3.7 percent to $15.85 in pre-market
  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Carl Icahn fired off a letter to the board of AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ: AFSI) Thursday, blasting the firm for pursuing an “opportunistic going-private transaction” that would squeeze out minority shareholders: Link

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    National General (NASDAQ: NGHC) and AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and dividends.

Top Stocks To Buy For 2019: United Financial Bancorp Inc.(UBNK)

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    New York Community Bank (NYSE: NYCB) and United Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:UBNK) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    United Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:UBNK) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The bank reported $0.31 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.01, Bloomberg Earnings reports. United Financial Bancorp had a return on equity of 8.59% and a net margin of 20.33%.

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Top 5 Stocks For 2019: Suncor Energy Inc.(SU)

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    Suncor Energy Inc. (SU) – “We expect modestly below-consensus results driven by
    downtime and the ramp costs at Fort Hills. We still see a robust second-half 2018 and 2019 free cash flow story and would recommend investors look through any near-term
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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU) has richly rewarded investors over the past year. Not only has the stock vastly outperformed both the S&P 500 and most other oil stocks, but it has returned a boatload of cash to shareholders through a higher dividend and share repurchases. Cash returns could rise some more in the coming months thanks two recently completed expansion projects and higher oil prices. These catalysts could be just the fuel this Canadian oil stock needs to continue outperforming.

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    Clearly, investors should be at least looking at stocks in this industry, so we asked three of our investing contributors to each highlight a great company in the industry to help you get started. Here’s why they picked Baker Hughes, a GE Company (NYSE:BHGE), Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU), and Total (NYSE:TOT).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL lifted its holdings in Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU) (TSE:SU) by 24.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 336,200 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after buying an additional 66,088 shares during the period. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL’s holdings in Suncor Energy were worth $11,602,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Suncor Energy (TSE:SU) (NYSE:SU) had its price target lifted by TD Securities from C$57.00 to C$58.00 in a report published on Friday. TD Securities currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Top 5 Stocks For 2019: PriceSmart, Inc.(PSMT)

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    When PriceSmart Inc. (NASDAQ: PSMT) released its fiscal third-quarter financial results late on Thursday, the company said that it had $0.61 in earnings per share (EPS) and $782.2 million in revenue. Consensus estimates had called for $0.63 in EPS and $777.1 million in revenue. The same period of last year reportedly had EPS of $0.62 and $730.3 million in revenue.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PriceSmart’s (NASDAQ:PSMT) same-store sales climbed 3.1% in the month of May. PriceSmart’s shares dropped by 0.1% in the first full-day of trading following the news.

Top 5 Stocks For 2019: AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.(AFSI)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    National General (NASDAQ: NGHC) and AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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    ECA traded up $0.27 on Thursday, hitting $12.47. 9,071,326 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 9,380,907. Encana has a 12 month low of $8.01 and a 12 month high of $14.31. The company has a quick ratio of 1.16, a current ratio of 1.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62. The stock has a market capitalization of $11.70 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.00, a P/E/G ratio of 1.98 and a beta of 2.00.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $2.14 billion before the opening bell. Campbell Soup shares fell 0.18 percent to $39.15 in after-hours trading.
    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter. Applied Materials shares fell 4.48 percent to $51.54 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) to have earned $3.29 per share on revenue of $9.83 billion in the latest quarter. Deere will release earnings before the markets open. Deere shares dropped 1.23 percent to $145.00 in after-hours trading.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) shares rose over 5 percent in after-hours trading after a 13D filing from Carl Icahn shows a new 9.38 percent stake in the company. The filing also shows language from Icahn that strongly opposes a go-private transaction. AmTrust Financial shares climbed 5.81 percent to $14.21 in the after-hours trading session.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Shineco, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYHT) rose 34.7 percent to $2.29 in pre-market trading following Q3 results. Shineco posted Q3 earnings of $0.21 per share on sales of $13.3 million.
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) rose 15.8 percent to $12.74 in pre-market trading after surging 201.37 percent on Thursday.
    LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) shares rose 11.5 percent to $7.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 64.50 percent on Thursday.
    Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: EIGR) rose 9 percent to $18.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 41.77 percent on Thursday.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) rose 6.2 percent to $14.25 in pre-market trading after a 13D filing from Carl Icahn shows a new 9.38 percent stake in the company. The filing also shows language from Icahn that strongly opposes a go-private transaction.
    Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN) rose 5.6 percent to $64.02 in pre-market trading after the Department of Veterans Affairs reported an agreement with Cerner Government Services, Inc. to provide seamless care for veterans.
    PetroChina Company Limited (NYSE: PTR) shares rose 5.3 percent to $82.05 in pre-market trading.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) shares rose 5.2 percent to $26.59 in the pre-market trading session.
    IQVIA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: IQV) shares rose 4.8 percent to $102.50 in pre-market trading as the company pulled secondary offering 'in light of recent market conditions'.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) rose 4.5 percent to $59.70 in pre-market trading. On Thursday, Axon priced its 4.3 million share offering of common stock at $53 per share.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 4.5 percent to $84 in pre-market trading.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) rose 3.9 percent to $18.96 in pre-market trading after a 13G filing shows a new 5.05 percent stake by the State of New Jersey's Division of Investment.
    Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) shares rose 3.7 percent to $15.85 in pre-market
  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Carl Icahn fired off a letter to the board of AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ: AFSI) Thursday, blasting the firm for pursuing an “opportunistic going-private transaction” that would squeeze out minority shareholders: Link

Top 5 Stocks For 2019: Gulfport Energy Corporation(GPOR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares jumped 31.6 percent to $12.18 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.
    ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 26.5 percent to $14.55 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares gained 25 percent to $4.0234 following Q1 beat.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) jumped 23.5 percent to $55.12 following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
    Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) gained 23.3 percent to $59.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 22.5 percent to $47.51 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares surged 21.7 percent to $3.36. Amazon.com's partnership with Sears started in 2017 with an agreement to sell Kenmore-branded appliances online. On Wednesday, the companies announced an extension of their relationship to now include tire delivery and installations.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) jumped 21.3 percent to $2.68 following Q1 results.
    LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC) surged 20.4 percent to $3.395 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Superior Industries International, Inc. (NYSE: SUP) gained 19 percent to $15.82 after reporting Q1 results.
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLCM) shares rose 18.5 percent to $8.13 following Q1 results.
    Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) rose 18.3 percent to $52.47 after the company posted strong quarterly results.
    Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS) shares jumped 18.3 percent to $6.47 following quarterly results.
    IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE: IEC) shares climbed 17 percent to $4.68 after reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings.
    New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 16.8 percent to $90.10 following Q4 results.
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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Great Portland Estates (LON:GPOR)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by stock analysts at Liberum Capital in a report released on Thursday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Gulfport Energy Co. (NASDAQ:GPOR) – Jefferies Financial Group boosted their Q4 2019 earnings per share estimates for Gulfport Energy in a note issued to investors on Monday, June 11th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst Z. Parham now expects that the oil and gas producer will earn $0.39 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.37. Jefferies Financial Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $15.00 target price on the stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gulfport Energy Co. (NASDAQ:GPOR) – Stock analysts at Seaport Global Securities upped their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for Gulfport Energy in a research note issued on Wednesday, May 23rd. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Kelly now expects that the oil and gas producer will post earnings of $0.33 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.22. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for Gulfport Energy’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.43 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.63 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.28 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.28 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.35 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.22 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. lowered its stake in Gulfport Energy Co. (NASDAQ:GPOR) by 22.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 32,452 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after selling 9,320 shares during the quarter. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Gulfport Energy were worth $313,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 5 Stocks For 2019: Pinnacle Entertainment Inc.(PNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE: BUD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $13.06 billion.
    SINA Corporation (NASDAQ: SINA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $433.32 million.
    Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ: WB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $342.39 million.
    Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.55 billion.
    Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.98 per share on revenue of $2.75 billion.
    Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.51 billion.
    ADT Inc. (NYSE: ADT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $1.11 billion.
    Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.18 billion.
    Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue of $644.94 million.
    Conduent Incorporated (NYSE: CNDT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $1.44 billion.
    Delphi Technologies PLC (NYSE: DLPH) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.16 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
    Global Partners LP (NYSE: GLP) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.33 billion.
    Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $530.99 million.
    Performance Food Group Company (NYSE: PFGC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $4.46 billion.
    Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) is projected to report
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pinnacle Entertainment (NASDAQ: PNK) and MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:TRXC) was down 1% on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $3.05 and last traded at $3.07. Approximately 101,355 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 96% from the average daily volume of 2,636,358 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.10.

TRXC has been the topic of several analyst reports. BTIG Research upgraded shares of TransEnterix from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 9th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of TransEnterix from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 8th.

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TransEnterix (NYSEAMERICAN:TRXC) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, May 8th. The medical instruments supplier reported ($0.06) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.07) by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $4.77 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.81 million. TransEnterix had a negative net margin of 21,045.36% and a negative return on equity of 137.69%.

day trading penny stocks: Barnes & Noble, Inc.(BKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) has been the markets punching bag over the past couple of years, and things dont seem to be changing anytime soon. The bookstore released its most recent quarterly results before the markets opened on Thursday, and this was met with investor trepidation.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    My colleague Dan Kline believes there’s also an opportunity for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) to gain share in this space. Best known for books, it has also long been a retailer of specialty toys and games, and opening up its shelves to more mass-market toys could give it a wedge into the industry.Certainly this is a possibility, but like Walmart, Target, and other retailers, Barnes & Noble has no special knowledge or expertise in the space to allow it to make a grand entrance. It’s just not a market it knows well, which means that another type of retailer that could make a pronounced move in the space faces the same kinds of hurdles.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) traded down nearly 17% Friday and posted a new 52-week low of $5.40 after closing Thursday at $6.50. The 52-week high is $11.80. Volume was about 5.4 million, more than 4 times the daily average of around 1.3 million shares. The company revealed that same-store sales tumbled 6.4% in November and December.

day trading penny stocks: AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.(AFSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Shineco, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYHT) rose 34.7 percent to $2.29 in pre-market trading following Q3 results. Shineco posted Q3 earnings of $0.21 per share on sales of $13.3 million.
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) rose 15.8 percent to $12.74 in pre-market trading after surging 201.37 percent on Thursday.
    LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) shares rose 11.5 percent to $7.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 64.50 percent on Thursday.
    Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: EIGR) rose 9 percent to $18.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 41.77 percent on Thursday.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) rose 6.2 percent to $14.25 in pre-market trading after a 13D filing from Carl Icahn shows a new 9.38 percent stake in the company. The filing also shows language from Icahn that strongly opposes a go-private transaction.
    Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN) rose 5.6 percent to $64.02 in pre-market trading after the Department of Veterans Affairs reported an agreement with Cerner Government Services, Inc. to provide seamless care for veterans.
    PetroChina Company Limited (NYSE: PTR) shares rose 5.3 percent to $82.05 in pre-market trading.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) shares rose 5.2 percent to $26.59 in the pre-market trading session.
    IQVIA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: IQV) shares rose 4.8 percent to $102.50 in pre-market trading as the company pulled secondary offering 'in light of recent market conditions'.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) rose 4.5 percent to $59.70 in pre-market trading. On Thursday, Axon priced its 4.3 million share offering of common stock at $53 per share.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 4.5 percent to $84 in pre-market trading.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) rose 3.9 percent to $18.96 in pre-market trading after a 13G filing shows a new 5.05 percent stake by the State of New Jersey's Division of Investment.
    Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) shares rose 3.7 percent to $15.85 in pre-market
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $2.14 billion before the opening bell. Campbell Soup shares fell 0.18 percent to $39.15 in after-hours trading.
    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter. Applied Materials shares fell 4.48 percent to $51.54 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) to have earned $3.29 per share on revenue of $9.83 billion in the latest quarter. Deere will release earnings before the markets open. Deere shares dropped 1.23 percent to $145.00 in after-hours trading.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) shares rose over 5 percent in after-hours trading after a 13D filing from Carl Icahn shows a new 9.38 percent stake in the company. The filing also shows language from Icahn that strongly opposes a go-private transaction. AmTrust Financial shares climbed 5.81 percent to $14.21 in the after-hours trading session.

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  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Carl Icahn fired off a letter to the board of AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ: AFSI) Thursday, blasting the firm for pursuing an “opportunistic going-private transaction” that would squeeze out minority shareholders: Link

day trading penny stocks: Park City Group, Inc.(PCYG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) shares surged 20.6 percent to $6.39. WBB Securities upgraded Melinta Therapeutics from Hold to Speculative Buy.
    Shoe Carnival, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCVL) shares climbed 17.2 percent to $30.87 after the company reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) shares rose 15.2 percent to $28.804 after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.
    Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) gained 15 percent to $53.35 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) surged 14.2 percent to $2.625.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) rose 13 percent to $5.12 after gaining 4.86 percent on Thursday.
    Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) gained 12.8 percent to $16.97 after the company posted better-than-expected FQ4 results.
    Loma Negra Compañía Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anónima (NYSE: LOMA) shares rose 12 percent to $12.94.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) shares rose 12 percent to $5.07.
    Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRTX) climbed 11.4 percent to $43.50.
    Zai Lab Limited (NASDAQ: ZLAB) gained 11.3 percent to $24.7000.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 9.7 percent to $19.64.
    Park City Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCYG) climbed 9 percent to $7.90.
    Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) gained 7.9 percent to $38.82 after Citron reversed previously bearish position on the stock.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares jumped 7.3 percent to $3.55.
    Deckers Outdoor Corp (NYSE: DECK) rose 3.5 percent to $107.27 after reporting better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter.

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day trading penny stocks: Fiserv, Inc.(FISV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Taylor Cox]

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    Annual shareholder meetings for MGP Ingredients, Inc (NASDAQ: MGPI) and Fiserv, Inc (NASDAQ: FISV), respectively
    Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) investor day

    Thursday

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. trimmed its stake in Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) by 22.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 40,589 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 11,568 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Fiserv were worth $2,879,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

day trading penny stocks: OpGen, Inc.(OPGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    OpGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPGN) shares shot up 19 percent to $2.50. OpGen completed rapid testing clinical trial in Colombia and expanded international operations.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    OpGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPGN) shares shot up 22 percent to $2.55. OpGen completed rapid testing clinical trial in Colombia and expanded international operations.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    OpGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPGN) shares shot up 15 percent to $2.41. OpGen completed rapid testing clinical trial in Colombia and expanded international operations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    OpGen (NASDAQ: OPGN) and Cancer Genetics (NASDAQ:CGIX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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