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Private equity firms have amassed sizable stakes in countless glamorous businesses, from casinos lining the Vegas strip to professional sports teams. But some of the most alluring investments come from everyday places.

PE industry stalwart Blackstone Group has just agreed to buy the family owned Chamberlain Group parent of top-of-the-line garage door opener purveyor, LiftMaster. The Wall Street Journal reported news of the deal Tuesday, which values the company at roughly $5 billion including debt.

Garage Brand

While arguably not as hip as some of Blackstone’s digital investments like dating app suite Bumble or family history service Ancestry, Illinois-based Chamberlain’s garage door openers are relied on by millions of homes and businesses worldwide.

Owner of the LiftMaster, Chamberlain, Grifco, and Merlin brands, the firm’s myQ platform grants users garage door control via an app, useful for remote acceptance of food and grocery deliveries or to simply let the pet out for a stroll. And a partnership with Amazon launched in 2019 offers Prime customers in select cities packages delivered securely right into their garages. With a business model as reliable and adaptive as Chamberlain’s, Blackstone wants in for the long haul:

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: Textainer Group Holdings Limited(TGH)

Textainer Group Holdings Limited (TGH), incorporated on December 2, 1993, is a holding company. The Company is involved in the purchase, ownership, management, leasing and disposal of a fleet of intermodal containers. The Company operates in three segments: Container Ownership, which owned containers accounting for approximately 80% of the Company’s fleet; Container Management, which managed containers on behalf of approximately 10 affiliated and unaffiliated container investors, providing acquisition, management and disposal services, and total managed containers accounted for approximately 20% of its fleet, and Container Resale, which sells containers from its fleet when they reach the end of their useful lives in marine service, and also purchases and leases or resells containers from shipping line customers, container traders and other sellers of containers. The Company is a lessor of intermodal containers based on fleet size, with a total fleet of approximately 2.1 million containers. The Company leases containers to approximately 360 shipping lines and other lessees. The Company is also a seller of used containers.

The Company’s subsidiaries include Textainer Equipment Management Limited (TEML), which provides container management, acquisition and disposal services to affiliated and unaffiliated container investors, and Textainer Limited (TL), which owns containers directly and through its subsidiaries, which include Textainer Marine Containers II Limited (TMCL II), Textainer Marine Containers III Limited (TMCL III), Textainer Marine Containers IV Limited (TMCL IV), TAP Funding Ltd. (TAP Funding) and TW Container Leasing Ltd. (TW). The Company leases containers under different types of leases, which include term leases, master leases, finance leases and spot leases. Term leases provide a customer with a specified number of containers for a specified period of time ranging from 3 to 5 years, with an associated set of pick-up and drop-off conditions. Term leases also include lifecycle! leases, under which lessees will lease containers until they reach a pre-specified age, which is near the end of their useful lives. Master leases provide a framework of terms and conditions valid for a specified period of time, typically one year. Finance leases, which provide customers an alternative means for purchasing containers. Spot leases, which provide customers with containers for a relatively short lease period and fixed pick-up and drop-off locations.

The Company operates its business through a network of regional and area offices and independent depots. The Company maintains approximately four regional offices: Americas Region in Hackensack, New Jersey, the United States responsible for North and South America; European Region in New Malden, the United Kingdom responsible for Europe, the Mediterranean, the Middle East and Africa; North Asia Region in Yokohama, Japan responsible for Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, and South Asia Region in Singapore, responsible for Southeast Asia, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), including Hong Kong and Australia. The Company operates approximately 3,147,690 twenty foot equivalent unit (TEU).

The Company competes with Leased Assets Pool Company Limited.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Textainer Group (NYSE:TGH) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note released on Wednesday morning.

    Several other equities research analysts have also commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Textainer Group from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. Compass Point started coverage on Textainer Group in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. They set a neutral rating and a $17.00 price target on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $20.67.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Last year was one that investors in Textainer Group Holdings (NYSE:TGH) will likely remember fondly as the container leasing company’s stock rocketed an eye-popping 188%. This year, however, has been a different story as shares are down nearly 30% since the beginning of the year, and more than 40% off their high. That sell-off might have investors wondering if now’s a good time to buy.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc.(BHLB)

Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. provides retail and commercial banking, wealth management and investment, and insurance services. The company operates through two segments, Banking and Insurance. It offers various deposit accounts, including interest-bearing and noninterest-bearing checking demand, regular savings, money market savings, time certificates of deposit, and retirement deposit accounts; and loans, such as residential mortgages, commercial real estate, commercial and industrial, and consumer loans. The company also provides wealth management services comprising investment management, trust administration, and estate planning; and investment products, financial planning, and brokerage services. In addition, it offers personal and commercial property, and casualty insurance; employee benefits insurance; and life, health, and financial services insurance products. Further, the company provides retail and commercial electronic banking, commercial cash management, and commercial interest rate swaps; and debit cards and other electronic fee producing payment services to transaction account customers. It serves retail, commercial, not-for-profit, and municipal customers. The company operates 91 full-service banking offices in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Vermont; and commercial and retail lending offices located in eastern Massachusetts. Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:BHLB) – Jefferies Financial Group issued their Q2 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Berkshire Hills Bancorp in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, October 9th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst C. Haire forecasts that the savings and loans company will post earnings of $0.75 per share for the quarter. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Berkshire Hills Bancorp’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.80 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.77 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $3.13 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:BHLB) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the ten research firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $40.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) and Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: Cogentix Medical, Inc.(CGNT)

Cogentix Medical, Inc., formerly Vision-Sciences, Inc., incorporated on October 19, 1987, is a medical device company. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for endoscopy with its product lines featuring a visualization system and sterile disposable microbial barrier, EndoSheath technology, providing users with endoscope turnover. The Company produces and markets Endoscopes (cystoscopes, ureteroscopes, laryngoscopes, otoscopes, sinuscopes, trans-nasal esophagoscopy (TNE) and bronchoscopes for medical use, and borescopes for industrial use) and digital processing units (DPU); EndoSheath technology; Urgent PC System; Macroplastique, and other products and applications.

Endoscopes and Digital Processing Units for Medical Use

The Company developed two visualization platforms for endoscopy: fiber optic (4000 Series) and video (5000 Series and 7000 Series). Its 4000 Series fiberscopes contain fiber optic imaging systems with functional aspects, such as small diameter endoscopes and portability options, through the use of a battery-powered light source. Its digital video-based endoscopes facilitate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Its diameter videoscopes contain a charge-coupled device (CCD) camera at the tip of the scope, offering a sharp, vibrant, full screen image. The 7000 Series and 5000 Series video endoscopes also feature functional aspects, including the elimination of an external light source, the inclusion of an integrated light emitting diode (LED), small diameter sizes and durability. Its 7000 Series and 5000 Series videoscopes are powered by its multi-functional digital processing unit (DPU). Within the Urology market, the Company developed products for urology with its fiber and video cystoscopes, both utilizing its EndoSheath technology. It also developed a video-based flexible ureteroscope, which gives surgeons unsurpassed visualization of the ureters and kidneys with up to 240 degrees of articulation allowing access to the areas of ! the kidney. It manufactures and markets fiber and video laryngoscopes and borescopes.

EndoSheath Technology

EndoSheath technology allows the healthcare practitioner to install the EndoSheath disposable onto the endoscope. In addition, its EndoSheath technology has an optically clear window that fits over the endoscope tip, providing a clear image. EndoSheath technology offers various-size working channels, unlike conventional flexible endoscopes, which have the working channel inside the endoscope itself, allowing its users to customize the scope to the procedure (diagnostic cystoscopy, which requires a small working channel, or therapeutic cystoscopy, which requires a larger working channel). Within the Urology market, the Company offers urologists two sheath models for each of its fiber and video cystoscopes: a diagnostic sheath with a 1.5 millimeter working channel size and a therapeutic sheath with a 2.1 millimeter working channel size. Within the TNE market, the Company markets and distributes two sheath models for its video TNE endoscope: a diagnostic sheath with a 1.5 millimeter working channel size and a therapeutic sheath with a 2.1 millimeter working channel size. Within the Pulmonology market, the Company markets and distributes four sheath models for video and fiber bronchoscopy: a 1.5 millimeter working channel, a 2.1 millimeter working channel, a 2.8 millimeter working channel (available outside of the United States only) and one without a working channel.

Urgent PC Systems

The Company’s Urgent PC System is a nerve stimulation device designed for office-based treatment of overactive bladder (OAB) and the associated symptoms of urge incontinence, urinary urgency and urinary frequency. Using a small-gauge needle electrode inserted above the ankle, the Company’s Urgent PC System delivers electrical impulses to the tibial nerve that affect the sacral nerve plexus, a control center for pelvic floor and bladder function. Urgent PC System treatm! ents offe! r an alternative to the invasive treatments, such as surgery, implantation of a sacral nerve stimulation device or injection of OnabotulinumtoxinA, a prescription drug marketed under the name of BOTOX, into the bladder.

Macroplastique

The Company’s Macroplastique is an injectable, urethral bulking agent for the treatment of adult female stress urinary incontinence primarily due to intrinsic sphincter deficiency (ISD). Macroplastique is a permanent implant injected, under endoscopic visualization, around the urethra distal to the bladder neck. It is a composition of heat vulcanized, solid, soft, irregularly shaped polydimethylsiloxane (solid silicone elastomer) implants suspended in a biocompatible excretable carrier gel.

Other Products and Applications

The Company also provides and markets additional products and applications, such as Macroplastique for Vesicoureteral Reflux, PTQ Implants, Urgent PC for Fecal Incontinence and VOX Implants. The Macroplastique products are used for treatment of vesicoureteral reflux – the abnormal backflow of urine from the bladder into the ureters or kidneys. PTQ Implants offer permanent implant for treatment of fecal incontinence. VOX Implants are used for vocal cord rehabilitation applications. The Company distributes certain wound care products in The Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

The Company competes with Olympus, Pentax, Karl Storz Industrial, Lenox, Pfizer Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Novartis AG, Allergan, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc, Carbon Medical Technologies, Inc., Merz Aesthetics, Inc., Galderma S.A. and Contura, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Aradigm (NASDAQ:ARDM) and Vision Sciences (NASDAQ:CGNT) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Vision Sciences (NASDAQ:CGNT) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vision Sciences earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the medical device company an impact score of 43.7920504117832 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: MDU Resources Group, Inc.(MDU)

MDU Resources Group, Inc., incorporated on March 14, 1924, is a diversified natural resource company. The Companys segments include Electric, Natural Gas Distribution, Pipeline and Midstream, Construction Materials and Contracting, Construction Services and Refining. Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. (Montana-Dakota) is a public utility division of the Company. Montana-Dakota, through the electric and natural gas distribution segments, generates, transmits and distributes electricity and distributes natural gas in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. The Company, through Cascade Natural Gas Corporation (Cascade) distributes natural gas in Oregon and Washington. The Company, through Intermountain Gas Company (Intermountain) distributes natural gas in Idaho. Great Plains Natural Gas Co. (Great Plains) is a public utility division of the Company. Great Plains distributes natural gas in western Minnesota and southeastern North Dakota.

The Company, through its subsidiary, Centennial Energy Holdings, Inc. (Centennial), owns WBI Holdings, Inc. (WBI Holdings), which consists of the pipeline and midstream. Knife River is the construction materials and contracting segment, MDU Construction Services Group, Inc. (MDU Construction Services) consists of construction services segment, and Centennial Energy Resources LLC (Centennial Resources) and Centennial Holdings Capital LLC (Centennial Capital) are both reflected in the other category. The Company produces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its fossil fuel electric generating facilities, as well as from natural gas pipeline and storage systems, operations of equipment and fleet vehicles, and oil and natural gas exploration and development activities.

Electric

Montana-Dakota provides electric service at retail, serving over 142,000 residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers in approximately 180 communities. The properties owned by Montana-Dakota for use in its electric operations include interests! in over 10 electric generating facilities and approximately three small portable diesel generators, approximately 3,100 and 5,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines, respectively, and over 70 transmission and approximately 320 distribution substations. Montana-Dakota has obtained and holds, or is in the process of renewing, valid and existing franchises authorizing it to conduct its electric operations in all of the municipalities it serves where such franchises are required. Through Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO), Montana-Dakota has access to wholesale energy, ancillary services and capacity markets for its integrated system. MISO is a regional transmission organization responsible for operational control of the transmission systems of its members. MISO provides security center operations, tariff administration and operates day-ahead and real-time energy markets, ancillary services and capacity markets. As a member of MISO, Montana-Dakota’s generation is sold into the MISO energy market and its energy needs are purchased from that market. Through an interconnected electric system, Montana-Dakota serves markets in portions of western North Dakota, including Bismarck, Mandan, Dickinson, Williston and Watford City; eastern Montana, including Sidney, Glendive and Miles City, and northern South Dakota, including Mobridge. Montana-Dakota’s interconnected system electric generating capability includes approximately four steam-turbine generating units using coal for fuel, approximately three combustion turbine peaking stations, approximately three wind electric generating facilities, a reciprocating internal combustion engine, a heat recovery electric generating facility and approximately three small portable diesel generators.

Natural Gas Distribution

The Company’s natural gas distribution operations consist of Montana-Dakota, Great Plains, Cascade and Intermountain, which sell natural gas at retail, serving over 906,000 residential, commercial and i! ndustrial! customers in over 330 communities and adjacent rural areas, and provides natural gas transportation services to certain customers on their systems. These services are provided through distribution systems aggregating approximately 19,100 miles. The natural gas distribution operations have obtained and hold, or are in the process of renewing, valid and existing franchises authorizing them to conduct their natural gas operations in all of the municipalities they serve, where such franchises are required.

The natural gas distribution operations serve retail natural gas markets, consisting primarily of residential and firm commercial space and water heating users, in portions of Idaho, including Boise, Nampa, Twin Falls, Pocatello and Idaho Falls; western Minnesota, including Fergus Falls, Marshall and Crookston; eastern Montana, including Billings, Glendive and Miles City; North Dakota, including Bismarck, Mandan, Dickinson, Wahpeton, Williston, Watford City, Minot and Jamestown; central and eastern Oregon, including Bend, Pendleton, Ontario and Baker City; western and north-central South Dakota, including Rapid City, Pierre, Spearfish and Mobridge; western, southeastern and south-central Washington, including Bellingham, Bremerton, Longview, Aberdeen, Wenatchee/Moses Lake, Mount Vernon, Tri-Cities, Walla Walla and Yakima, and northern Wyoming, including Sheridan and Lovell. In addition to the residential and commercial sales, the utilities transport natural gas for commercial and industrial customers who purchase their own supply of natural gas.

The Company’s purchased natural gas is supplied by a portfolio of contracts specifying market-based pricing and is transported under transportation agreements with WBI Energy Transmission, Inc. (WBI Energy Transmission), Northern Border Pipeline Company, Northwest Pipeline GP, Northern Natural Gas, Gas Transmission Northwest LLC, Northwestern Energy, Viking Gas Transmission Company, Westcoast Energy Inc., Ruby Pipeline LLC, Foothills Pip! e Lines L! td. and NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. The natural gas distribution operations have contracts for storage services to provide gas supply during the winter heating season and to meet day demand with various storage providers, including WBI Energy Transmission, Questar Pipeline Company, Northwest Pipeline GP and Northern Natural Gas.

Pipeline and Midstream

WBI Energy owns and operates both regulated and nonregulated businesses. The regulated business of this segment, WBI Energy Transmission, owns and operates approximately 4,000 miles of transmission, gathering and storage lines in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. Approximately three underground storage fields in Montana and Wyoming provide storage services to local distribution companies, producers, natural gas marketers and others, and serve to provide system deliverability. Its system is located near approximately five natural gas producing basins, making natural gas supplies available to its transportation and storage customers. The system has over 10 interconnecting points with other pipeline facilities allowing for the receipt and/or delivery of natural gas to and from other regions of the country and from Canada. The nonregulated business of this segment owns and operates gathering facilities in Montana and Wyoming. It also owns an interest in the Pronghorn assets located in western North Dakota, which includes a natural gas processing plant, oil and gas gathering pipelines, an oil storage terminal and an oil pipeline. In total, facilities include approximately 800 miles of operated field gathering lines, some of which interconnect with WBI Energy’s regulated pipeline system. The nonregulated business provides natural gas and oil gathering services, natural gas processing and a range of other energy-related services, including cathodic protection, water hauling, contract compression operations, measurement services, and energy manageable product sales and installation services to end users. Its pipeline and mid! stream bu! siness is transacted in the northern Great Plains and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States. WBI Energy Transmission’s underground natural gas storage facilities have a storage capacity of approximately 353 Billion cubic feet (Bcf), including over 190 Bcf of working gas capacity, approximately 90 Bcf of cushion gas and approximately 80 Bcf of native gas.

Construction Materials and Contracting

Knife River operates construction materials and contracting businesses in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Texas, Washington and Wyoming. These operations mine, process and sell construction aggregates (crushed stone, sand and gravel); produce and sell asphalt mix and supply ready-mixed concrete for use in types of construction, including roads, freeways and bridges, as well as homes, schools, shopping centers, office buildings and industrial parks. Its other products include the sale of cement, liquid asphalt for commercial and roadway applications, finished concrete products and other building materials and related contracting services.

Construction Services

MDU Construction Services provides utility construction services specializing in constructing and maintaining electric and communication lines, gas pipelines, fire suppression systems, and external lighting and traffic signalization. Construction Services segment also provides utility excavation and inside electrical and mechanical services, and manufactures and distributes transmission line construction equipment and other supplies. These services are provided to utilities and manufacturing, commercial, industrial, institutional and government customers. MDU Construction Services operates a fleet of owned and leased trucks and trailers, support vehicles and specialty construction equipment, such as backhoes, excavators, trenchers, generators, boring machines and cranes. In addition, MDU Construction Services owns or leases facilities in approximately 2! 0 states.! This space is used for offices, equipment yards, warehousing, storage and vehicle shops.

Refining

WBI Energy, Inc. (WBI Energy) in conjunction with Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (Calumet), formed Dakota Prairie Refining, LLC (Dakota Prairie Refining), to develop, build and operate Dakota Prairie Refinery. The refinery processes Bakken crude oil into diesel, naphtha, Atmospheric tower bottoms (ATBs) and other by-products. Bakken crude oil is supplied to the refinery via a pipeline interconnect with the Belle Fourche Pipeline and a portion is trucked to the refinery from wells near the refinery. The refinery sells diesel fuel at the refinery rack to diesel wholesalers. Naphtha is railed to Canada and sold to third parties primarily for use as a diluent for tar sands production. ATBs are railed and sold to other facilities for further processing.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Royal London Asset Management Ltd. bought a new position in MDU Resources Group Inc (NYSE:MDU) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 76,679 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,199,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Forsta AP Fonden trimmed its holdings in MDU Resources Group Inc (NYSE:MDU) by 13.7% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 64,700 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 10,300 shares during the period. Forsta AP Fonden’s holdings in MDU Resources Group were worth $1,856,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    NYSE MDU opened at $28.48 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $5.59 billion, a PE ratio of 22.10, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.17 and a beta of 0.64. The company has a current ratio of 1.39, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71. MDU Resources Group has a one year low of $24.29 and a one year high of $29.62.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    MDU Resources Group (NYSE: MDU) and Zenyatta Ventures (OTCMKTS:ZENYF) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: PriceSmart, Inc.(PSMT)

PriceSmart, Inc. (PriceSmart), incorporated on August 17, 1994, business consists primarily of international membership shopping warehouse clubs similar to warehouse clubs in the United States. The Company owns and operates United States-style membership shopping warehouse clubs through wholly owned subsidiaries operating in Latin America and the Caribbean using the trade name PriceSmart. The Companys operating segments are the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. The warehouse clubs sell basic high quality consumer goods at low prices to individuals and businesses. The Company ships its United States and other internationally sourced merchandise directly to its warehouse clubs or to the Company’s consolidation points (distribution centers).

The no-frills warehouse club-type buildings range in size from 48,000 to 1,00,000 square feet and are located primarily in urban areas. As of December 1, 2014, the Company had approximately 1.2 million member accounts and 2.3 million card holders. The Company had 36 consolidated warehouse clubs in operation in 12 countries and 1 U.S. territory (6 each in Costa Rica and Colombia; 4 each in Panama and Trinidad; 3 each in Guatemala, Honduras and in the Dominican Republic; 2 in El Salvador; and 1 each in Aruba, Barbados, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and the United States Virgin Islands), of which the Company owns 100% of the corresponding legal entities.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(MACK)

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in discovering, developing, and preparing to commercialize medicines paired with companion diagnostics for the treatment of cancer primarily in the United States. Its therapeutic oncology candidates in clinical development include MM-398, a nanotherapeutic encapsulation of the chemotherapy drug irinotecan, which is has completed Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer whose cancer had progressed on treatment with the chemotherapy drug gemcitabine; in a Phase I clinical trial as a monotherapy in patients with glioma and in combination with cyclophosphamide in patients with pediatric solid tumors; and in a Phase 1 translational clinical trial designed to identify predictive biomarkers associated with MM-398. The companys therapeutic oncology candidates also include MM-302 that is in Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of patients with ErbB2 (HER2)-positive, locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer; MM-121, which is in Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of patients with heregulin positive, advanced non-small cell lung cancer, as well as ovarian, breast, and non-small cell lung cancers; and MM-111 that is in a Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of patients with advanced gastric, esophageal, and gastroesophageal junction cancers. In addition, its therapeutic oncology candidates consist of MM-151 and MM-141, which are in Phase I clinical trials for the treatment of patients with solid tumors. The company has collaboration and license agreements with Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Baxter Healthcare SA, Actavis, Sanofi, PharmaEngine, Inc., Dyax Corp., Adimab LLC, and University of California. Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was incorporated in 1993 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:MACK) shares reached a new 52-week low on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $4.56 and last traded at $4.71, with a volume of 33598 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.74.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. boosted its position in shares of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:MACK) by 22.0% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 174,774 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after acquiring an additional 31,509 shares during the quarter. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd.’s holdings in Merrimack Pharmaceuticals were worth $858,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: THERMOGENESIS Corp.(KOOL)

ThermoGenesis Corp. designs, develops, and sells medical products that enable the practice of regenerative medicine worldwide. It offers automated and semi-automated devices, and single-use processing disposables that enable the collection, processing, and cryopreservation of stem cells and other cellular tissues used in the practice of regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine is a field that uses cell-based therapies to repair or restore lost or damaged tissue and cell function. The company?s products include the AXP System, a medical device that isolates and retrieves stem cells from umbilical cord blood; the BioArchive System, a robotic cryogenic medical device used by cord blood banks for the cryopreservation and archiving of cord blood stem cell units for transplant; the MarrowXpress or MXP System that isolates and concentrates stem cells from bone marrow; Res-Q 60 BMC, a point-of-care bone marrow stem cell processing system; and Res-Q 60 PRP, which is used for t he preparation of autologous platelet rich plasma from a sample of blood at the point of care. It also offers ThermoLine product line, which includes ultra-rapid plasma ThermoLine Freezer and ultra-rapid plasma ThermoLine Thawer; and CryoSeal System, an automated system, which is used to prepare an autologous hemostatic surgical sealant. ThermoGenesis Corp. was founded in 1986 and is based in Rancho Cordova, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Misonix (NASDAQ:MSON) and Cesca Therapeutics (NASDAQ:KOOL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about Cesca Therapeutics (NASDAQ:KOOL) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cesca Therapeutics earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.0307775258496 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: Avangrid, Inc.(AGR)

Avangrid, Inc. operates as a diversified energy and utility company in the United States. It provides electricity transmission and distribution, and natural gas distribution services. The company operates eight electric and natural gas utilities serving 3.1 million customers in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York; and 120 billion cubic feet of owned or contracted natural gas storage and hub service facilities in Alabama, Mississippi, New Mexico, and Texas. It also develops, constructs, and operates renewable energy generation facilities using wind, solar, and thermal power. The company, formerly known as Iberdrola USA, Inc., was founded in 1852 and is based in New Gloucester, Maine. Avangrid, Inc. is a subsidiary of Iberdrola, S.A.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Avangrid (NYSE:AGR) updated its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Tuesday. The company provided EPS guidance of $2.25-2.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.42.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Voya Investment Management LLC cut its position in Avangrid Inc (NYSE:AGR) by 11.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 25,259 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 3,184 shares during the quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Avangrid were worth $1,337,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pampa Energia (NYSE:PAM) and Avangrid (NYSE:AGR) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: OncoSec Medical Incorporated(ONCS)

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  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Here are last week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    AVEO Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: AVEO) $1.58 176%
    Pulmatrix Inc. (NASDAQ: PULM) $2.02 68.33%
    Social Reality Inc. (NASDAQ: SRAX) $3.67 66.82%
    EDAP Tms SA (NASDAQ: EDAP) $1.10 48.92%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $4.35 41.16%
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (OTCMKTS: SEII) $0.17 38.66%
    Riot Blockchain Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) $4.34 36.07%
    Technical Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: TCCO) $4.15 35.90%
    OnCoSec Medical Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCS) $0.67 35.78%
    Lightbridge Corp. (NASDAQ: LTBR) $0.74 35.49%

    As you can see, last week’s penny stocks already beat April’s average return by a large margin.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    OncoSec Medical Inc (NASDAQ:ONCS) traded up 5.9% on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $1.45 and last traded at $1.43. 506,563 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 31% from the average session volume of 730,660 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.35.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    HC Wainwright set a $4.00 price target on OncoSec Medical (NASDAQ:ONCS) in a research report released on Tuesday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the biotechnology company’s stock.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: Jabil Circuit Inc.(JBL)

Jabil Circuit, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides electronic manufacturing services and solutions worldwide. The company offers electronics and mechanical design, production, product management, and after-market services to companies in the aerospace, automotive, computing, consumer, defense, industrial, instrumentation, medical, networking, peripherals, solar, storage, and telecommunications industries. Its services comprise integrated design and engineering; component selection, sourcing, and procurement; automated assembly; design and implementation of product testing; parallel global production; enclosure services; and systems assembly, direct-order fulfillment, and configure-to-order services. The company also provides set-top boxes, mobility products, and display products, as well as peripheral products, such as printers and point of sale terminals; and aftermarket services consisting of warranty and repair services. Jabil Circuit, Inc. was founded in 196 6 and is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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    As a great illustration of this, the FBALX portfolio currently holds long-term U.S. Treasury bonds in its top holdings alongside mega-cap insurer UnitedHealthGroup and mid-cap electronic component company Jabil (JBL). That's quite a wide swath of the market to cover!

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Best Penny Stocks To Watch For 2019

If I were to declare that 99% of all penny stocks are complete and absolute garbage, few would argue the point. Official statistics are hard to come by due to the enormous number of micro-capitalization companies.

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In addition, anyone — and I do mean anyone — can start a publicly traded entity. By their default nature, penny stocks are not going to qualify for the upper echelons of the New York Stock Exchange or the Nasdaq. Thus, the requirements are far less intense.

Best Penny Stocks To Watch For 2019: Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.(GSBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Several research analysts have recently issued reports on GSBC shares. ValuEngine raised Great Southern Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 24th. BidaskClub raised Great Southern Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Great Southern Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 19th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $58.67.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    GSA Capital Partners LLP bought a new position in Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund bought 17,738 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,015,000.

Best Penny Stocks To Watch For 2019: Avangrid, Inc.(AGR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. raised its position in shares of Avangrid Inc (NYSE:AGR) by 19.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 51,490 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 8,300 shares during the quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Avangrid were worth $2,632,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Avangrid (NYSE:AGR) updated its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Tuesday. The company provided EPS guidance of $2.25-2.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.42.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Avangrid (AGR)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Huaneng Power International (NYSE: HNP) and Avangrid (NYSE:AGR) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Just off the coast of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, where the Wright brothers made their pioneering flight, the renewable energy subsidiary of Avangrid (NYSE:AGR) is planning a 1,500-megawatt project on a 122,000-acre site. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pampa Energia (NYSE:PAM) and Avangrid (NYSE:AGR) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Best Penny Stocks To Watch For 2019: iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped (REM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Remme (CURRENCY:REM) traded 1.4% higher against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on August 31st. Remme has a market cap of $4.00 million and $344,172.00 worth of Remme was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Remme token can now be bought for $0.0066 or 0.00000094 BTC on major exchanges including Tidex, Kuna, DEx.top and Gate.io. During the last seven days, Remme has traded up 7.7% against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Remme (REM) is a token. It launched on December 4th, 2017. Remme’s total supply is 1,000,000,000 tokens and its circulating supply is 614,315,410 tokens. Remme’s official Twitter account is @remme_io and its Facebook page is accessible here. The Reddit community for Remme is /r/remme and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. The official website for Remme is remme.io. The official message board for Remme is medium.com/remme.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Remme (CURRENCY:REM) traded up 1.2% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 14:00 PM E.T. on August 19th. Remme has a total market capitalization of $4.41 million and approximately $486,178.00 worth of Remme was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Remme token can now be bought for $0.0073 or 0.00000115 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Tidex, IDEX, DEx.top and Kuna. Over the last week, Remme has traded 15.2% lower against the US dollar.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Stifel Financial Corp decreased its stake in iShares FTSE NAREIT Mortg.REITIn Fd (BMV:REM) by 57.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 9,921 shares of the company’s stock after selling 13,308 shares during the quarter. Stifel Financial Corp’s holdings in iShares FTSE NAREIT Mortg.REITIn Fd were worth $422,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019

Amazon, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has made an incredible run in 2017 so far — and many are chasing it still higher. But at some point you have to wonder how high is too high? The stock has climbed about 50% year to date, including 18.5% in this quarter, but it has been slowing down recently.

Instinet recently made a call on Amazon, raising its price target to a Street-high $1,360, implying an upside of roughly 20% from the current level.

Most of this call is based on the firm’s belief that Amazon can perpetually grow SG&A as a dependent on gross rate expansion. Considering product costs are unlikely to ease, a mix shift to higher margin segments could drive gross margin expansion.

Accordingly, Instinet believes that mix shift alone could drive about 1,000 basis points of long-term gross margin lift, thus enabling a $160 billion investment into deepening Amazon’s moat.

Here’s what other analysts are saying about Amazon:

Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019: Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc.(MLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Maui Land & Pineapple (NYSE:MLP) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The financial services provider reported ($0.03) earnings per share for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $2.96 million during the quarter. Maui Land & Pineapple had a net margin of 24.99% and a return on equity of 13.95%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about Maui Land & Pineapple (NYSE:MLP) have trended somewhat negative on Sunday, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Maui Land & Pineapple earned a coverage optimism score of -0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.9225423679959 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 ]

    A flurry of mergers in the master-limited partnership (MLP) segment for pipeline companies rocked the energy sector on Thursday, drawing a sanguine response from Wall Street analysts that generally supported the new, more simplified structures.

Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019: Telefonica Brasil S.A.(VIV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Vivendi (EPA:VIV) received a €23.50 ($27.33) price target from stock analysts at Barclays in a research note issued on Friday. The brokerage currently has a “neutral” rating on the stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Telefonica Brasil SA (NYSE:VIV) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $14.88.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    UBS Group set a €25.50 ($29.65) target price on Vivendi (EPA:VIV) in a research note issued to investors on Friday morning, www.boersen-zeitung.de reports. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019: Avangrid, Inc.(AGR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Voya Investment Management LLC cut its position in Avangrid Inc (NYSE:AGR) by 11.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 25,259 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 3,184 shares during the quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Avangrid were worth $1,337,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Huaneng Power International (NYSE: HNP) and Avangrid (NYSE:AGR) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Avangrid (NYSE:AGR) updated its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Tuesday. The company provided EPS guidance of $2.25-2.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.42.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019: Methode Electronics, Inc.(MEI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Methode Electronics (NYSE:MEI) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

    MEI has been the topic of several other research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Methode Electronics from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Saturday, February 24th. Robert W. Baird reissued an outperform rating and set a $51.00 target price (up previously from $48.00) on shares of Methode Electronics in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. Finally, TheStreet lowered Methode Electronics from a b rating to a c+ rating in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $48.75.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Analysts Expect Methode Electronics (MEI) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $242.88 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Methode Electronics (MEI) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Analysts Anticipate Methode Electronics (MEI) Will Post Earnings of $0.74 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Commit To Buy Methode Electronics At $35, Earn 5.8% Annualized Using Options (nasdaq.com)

    Shares of Methode Electronics opened at $41.75 on Tuesday, Marketbeat reports. Methode Electronics has a 12-month low of $41.85 and a 12-month high of $42.60. The company has a market capitalization of $1.56 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.37, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.88 and a beta of 0.86. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19, a current ratio of 4.03 and a quick ratio of 3.47.

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Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019: Quality Systems, Inc.(QSII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) got a boost, shooting up 14 percent to $17.08 after the company posted better-than-expected FQ4 results.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. grew its position in shares of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:QSII) by 493.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 82,275 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 68,400 shares during the quarter. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. owned approximately 0.13% of Quality Systems worth $1,604,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Quality Systems (NASDAQ:QSII) shares saw unusually-strong trading volume on Friday following a stronger than expected earnings report. Approximately 2,338,700 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 593% from the previous session’s volume of 337,438 shares.The stock last traded at $16.99 and had previously closed at $15.05.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Quality Systems (NASDAQ:QSII)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities researchers at SunTrust Banks in a report released on Wednesday. They presently have a $20.00 target price on the stock. SunTrust Banks’ price target indicates a potential downside of 6.41% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) got a boost, shooting up 14 percent to $17.12 after the company posted better-than-expected FQ4 results.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Hot Stocks To Buy For 2019: 58.com Inc.(WUBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    58.com (NYSE:WUBA) was downgraded by TheStreet from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report issued on Thursday.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.73 billion.
    McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $3.56 per share on revenue of $51.25 billion.
    Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.39 per share on revenue of $8.00 billion.
    Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $2.39 billion.
    Brady Corporation (NYSE: BRC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.49 per share on revenue of $291.47 million.
    Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $841.75 million.
    The Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE: TD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.16 per share on revenue of $6.86 billion.
    Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE: RY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.61 per share on revenue of $8.05 billion.
    58.com Inc. (NYSE: WUBA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $372.49 million.
    Luxoft Holding, Inc. (NYSE: LXFT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $228.53 million.
    The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $916.73 million.
    StealthGas Inc. (NASDAQ: GASS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $37.75 million.
    Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SSI) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: THR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $96.24 million.
    Tuniu Corporation (NASDAQ: TOUR) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.03 per share on revenue of $76.72 million.

     

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of 58.com Inc (NYSE:WUBA) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the seven brokerages that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $92.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    US Bancorp DE cut its stake in 58.com Inc (NYSE:WUBA) by 23.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,088 shares of the information services provider’s stock after selling 646 shares during the quarter. US Bancorp DE’s holdings in 58.com were worth $167,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sabre (NASDAQ: SABR) and 58.com (NYSE:WUBA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    58.com Inc (NYSE:WUBA) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the ten research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has assigned a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $78.20.

Best Safest Stocks For 2019

1. Blame the bonds: The normally boring bond market is causing serious drama on Wall Street.

An avalanche of selling sent the Dow and S&P 500 careening 5% lower last week, one of the stock market’s worst weeks since the 2008 financial crisis.

The culprit: Rapidly rising bond yields are alarming investors who got hooked on a decade of low interest rates.

So what’s going on here? And why the focus on the bond market?

Modern financial markets function on the belief that U.S. government debt is the safest investment on the planet.

Knowing how much they can earn from “risk-free” Treasury bonds allows investors to determine the cost of stocks and other riskier assets. Treasuries serve as the benchmark for all other forms of credit, from junk bonds to mortgages.

“The 10-year Treasury sets the price for every asset in the world,” said Brent Schutte, chief investment strategist at Northwestern Mutual.

That means the surge in the 10-year yield — from 2.4% earlier this year to about 2.8% now — has increased the cost of money generally.

Best Safest Stocks For 2019: Avangrid, Inc.(AGR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. raised its position in shares of Avangrid Inc (NYSE:AGR) by 19.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 51,490 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 8,300 shares during the quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Avangrid were worth $2,632,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new position in Avangrid (NYSE:AGR) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 5,457 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $279,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Martingale Asset Management L P grew its holdings in Avangrid Inc (NYSE:AGR) by 62.3% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 24,500 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 9,400 shares during the quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P’s holdings in Avangrid were worth $1,297,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Huaneng Power International (NYSE: HNP) and Avangrid (NYSE:AGR) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Just off the coast of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, where the Wright brothers made their pioneering flight, the renewable energy subsidiary of Avangrid (NYSE:AGR) is planning a 1,500-megawatt project on a 122,000-acre site. 

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Best Safest Stocks For 2019: T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.(TROW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in T. Rowe Price Group Inc (NASDAQ:TROW) by 2.0% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 402,221 shares of the asset manager’s stock after purchasing an additional 7,746 shares during the quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. owned approximately 0.17% of T. Rowe Price Group worth $43,428,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW) which fell about 5% to $107.70. The stock’s 52-week range is $81.77 to $127.43. Volume was about 2.5 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.1 million.

  • [By ]

    T Rowe Price (Nasdaq: TROW) — It has been a tough stretch for many money managers, as investors siphon assets away from traditional mutual funds and deposit them in passive exchange-traded funds (ETFs). But T. Rowe Price bucked the trend and attracted $2.7 billion in net inflows last quarter, raising its assets under management (AUM) to $1.08 trillion.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    T. Rowe Price Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW), which manages mutual funds and manages assets globally under the same T. Rowe Price name, has seen its shares rise 2% in the past week and rise 14% year to date. Its market cap is about $29 billion.

Best Safest Stocks For 2019: St. Jude Medical, Inc.(STJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about St Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog 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. St Jude Medical earned a coverage optimism score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the medical technology company an impact score of 46.7237518599623 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about St Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) has trended positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. 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. St Jude Medical earned a news sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the medical technology company an impact score of 47.0517782357178 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Deutsche Bank upgraded shares of St. James’s Place (LON:STJ) to a buy rating in a research report released on Thursday. They currently have GBX 1,430 ($19.19) target price on the stock, up from their prior target price of GBX 1,310 ($17.58).

Best Safest Stocks For 2019: Engility Holdings, Inc.(EGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Aecom (NYSE: ACM) and Engility (NYSE:EGL) are both construction companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of defense contractor Engility (NYSE:EGL), the billion-dollar provider of cyber, IT, engineering, and integration services to the U.S. government, are on a tear this morning. For this, you can thank the intrepid reporters from Reuters, who gave Engility stock an immediate popularity upgrade when they broke the story last night that the company could be in talks to be acquired.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    On Monday, SAIC (NYSE:SAIC), which collected $4.4 billion in revenue last year providing engineering and IT services to various branches of the U.S. government, announced a “definitive agreement” to acquire fellow government IT contractor Engility (NYSE:EGL) and its $1.9 billion revenue stream for $1.6 billion, plus $900 million in assumed debt. (And let’s give credit where it’s due — Reuters predicted this acquisition, and Vertical Research upgraded Engility because of it, two months ago).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Engility (EGL)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

Best Safest Stocks For 2019: Natural Gas Services Group, Inc.(NGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. Common Stock (NYSE:NGS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 10th. The oil and gas company reported $0.02 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.02. The business had revenue of $14.72 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $17.32 million. Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. Common Stock had a net margin of 31.19% and a return on equity of 0.60%. equities analysts expect that Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. Common Stock will post 0.3 earnings per share for the current year.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. Common Stock (NYSE:NGS) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. Common Stock (NGS)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. Common Stock (NYSE:NGS) CEO Stephen Charles Taylor sold 1,306 shares of Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. Common Stock stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.51, for a total value of $29,398.06. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 319,982 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,202,794.82. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. Common Stock (NYSE:NGS) – Stock analysts at Imperial Capital dropped their FY2019 EPS estimates for Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. Common Stock in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, July 18th. Imperial Capital analyst J. Wangler now forecasts that the oil and gas company will post earnings per share of $0.51 for the year, down from their previous estimate of $0.52.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now

The British pound is on a scorching rally, making it the best performing major currency of the year so far.

Badly battered in the aftermath of Britain’s 2016 vote to leave the European Union, the currency has staged a major comeback, and has climbed 6% against the dollar and 3% against the euro this year alone.

The pound is gaining ground despite the fact that Brexit remains full of uncertainties. A trade deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union, its biggest trading partner, is far from certain, meaning the country might still crash out of the bloc without one. That would be disastrous for British companies and the wider economy.

So why the boom in the pound?

Kallum Pickering, senior economist at Berenberg, said that while the United Kingdom is missing out on the current global growth upswing because of Brexit, the economy is still doing much better than investors anticipated after the referendum.

The economy grew by 1.7% in 2017. That was weaker than 2016, but way better than the 1.1% predicted by the International Monetary Fund in the wake of the referendum. (Before the vote in June 2016, the IMF had forecast the United Kingdom to grow by 2.2% in 2017.)

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Avangrid, Inc.(AGR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $4.60 billion.
    Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $5.75 billion.
    Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.09 per share on revenue of $815.16 million.
    Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $1.82 billion.
    Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $822.15 million.
    Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LECO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $729.83 million.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $251.93 million.
    FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $3.43 billion.
    Koninklijke Philips NV (ADR) (NYSE: PHG) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE: BOH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $162.39 million.
    Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $1.72 billion.

     

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc.(SRNE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Sorrento Therapeutics (SRNE) : “This is the kind of speculative stock that I like.”

    Geron (GERN) : “Let’s stick with high quality like Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) .”

  • [By William Romov]

    San Diego-based Sorrento Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: SRNE) develops drugs to treat certain types of cancer and chronic cancer pain.

    On Jan. 6, company officials will present a new proprietary technology for the treatment of cancer. Analysts are calling this new technology a potential “game-changer.”

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Spotify (SPOT) , Alkermes (ALKS) , Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) , Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) , Sorrento Therapeutics (SRNE) , NVIDIA (NVDA) , Nucor, Eli Lilly (LLY) and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) .

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Viking Therapeutics, Inc.(VKTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

    Currently trading at $4.52 per share, Viking Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VKTX) develops drugs to treat fatty liver disease and post-hip surgery rehabilitation. It has the highest share price of the penny stocks on our list today.

  • [By George Budwell]

    Shares of Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX), a clinical-stage biotech developing treatments for endocrine and metabolic disorders,dropped by 30.1% last month,according toS&P Global Market Intelligence. What’s all the fuss about?

  • [By George Budwell]

    Over the past year, for example, gene therapy company uniQure N.V. (NASDAQ:QURE) and endocrine specialist Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX) both saw their shares skyrocket against the backdrop of a fairly weak overall market for biotech. Despite their rapid appreciation, though, these two stocks might still be incredible bargains for investors comfortable with high levels of risk. Here’s why.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: iShares Core S&P 500 (IVV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The S&P 500 is one of the world's most widely followed equity indexes. There are over $7.8 trillion in global assets benchmarked to the index, according to ProShares data. The world's two largest ETFs, SPY and the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: IVV), track the S&P 500. Those ETFs have about $395 billion in combined assets under management and are the only two ETFs trading in the U.S. with over $100 billion in assets.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Logitech International S.A.(LOGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Below we’ll look at three companies –Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI), and Skechers USA (NYSE:SKX)– that grew by at least 400% over that period.

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

    Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware raised its stake in Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) by 7.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 30,741 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,017 shares during the period. Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware’s holdings in Logitech were worth $1,129,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) insider Marcel Stolk sold 60,381 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.08, for a total value of $2,420,070.48. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 70,928 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,842,794.24. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.