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Merck’s Keytruda Achieves Success In Phase 3 Study As A Combo Therapy

News: On Tuesday, Merck (MRK) announced positive results in a phase 3 study, using a combination of Keytruda and Alimta, treating patients with previously untreated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Alimta is a lung cancer drug developed by Eli Lilly (LLY). The phase 3 study, named Keynote-189, met on both endpoints of the study. The combo improved progression-free survival and overall-survival in patients.

Analysis: This news is really good for Merck. Not only did it report positive results for this indication, but it did so very early. That’s because this was just an interim look at the data. The final data for this trial was not expected until early 2019. The news might get even better, because this was just top-line results that were reported. The full set of detailed data from this study won’t be revealed until an upcoming medical conference. That means that investors have a lot to look forward too. This also trumps the notion that a Keytruda- chemo combo won’t work for first-line lung cancer. That’s because Merck pulled its European application last year for a Keytruda-chemo combo, because of results from a small phase 2 study. At that time, everyone was placing bets that the phase 3 study would also not show impressive data. Well, as you can see Merck has proved everyone wrong, and now it has a lot to hang its hat on. This win for Merck is bad for both Roche (OTCQX:RHHBY) and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) which is why both traded lower as soon as the Merck results were announced.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: First Choice Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (FCHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Choice Healthcare Solutions (OTCMKTS: FCHS) is one of 21 public companies in the “Medical laboratories” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare First Choice Healthcare Solutions to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Telsey Advisory Group assumed coverage on shares of First Choice Healthcare Solutions (OTCMKTS:FCHS). Telsey Advisory Group issued a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Choice Healthcare Solutions (OTCMKTS: FCHS) is one of 21 public companies in the “Medical laboratories” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare First Choice Healthcare Solutions to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: American States Water Company(AWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Stocks to Watch Today: KHC, HD, JWN, M, AAPL
    Kraft Heinz Co. (NYSE: KHC) is still licking its wounds after an abysmal earnings report on Thursday and a weak 2019 outlook. The consumer goods giant is looking to reshape its business as consumer tastes continue to evolve. According to reports, the firm – backed heavily by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A) – is considering a deal to sell its Maxwell House brand. Warren Buffett is also affecting shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). Although AAPL stock added 0.4% in pre-market hours, Buffett said he would not purchase more shares of the company stock at these levels. However, should AAPL stock pull back in the near future, the “Oracle of Omaha” would consider purchasing more. Earnings season may be winding down, but concerns about the U.S. brick-and-mortar retail industry are always high. This week, Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD), Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN), and Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) will report earnings from the holiday quarter. Look for earnings reports from American States Water Co. (NYSE: AWR), Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE: CLDT), EPR Properties (NYSE: EPR), Etsy Inc. (NASDAQ: ETSY), Life Storage Inc. (NYSE: LSI), Mosaic Co. (NYSE: MOS), Oneok Inc. (NYSE: OKE), Potbelly Corp. (NASDAQ: PBPB), Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (NYSE: APTS), Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ: RCII), Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK), and Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC).

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  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    In terms of dividend growth, only four of the above stocks — 3M, Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, and Procter & Gamble — feature among the 10 fastest dividend-growth kings. In other words, there are six other stocks from the dividend kings list that have grown their dividends at a faster pace than most stocks in the above table in the past decade, some even at double-digits.  

    Six top dividend kings by dividend growth

    Dividend King 10-Year Dividend CAGR Current Dividend Yield Payout Ratio (TTM)
    Lowe’s Companies  18.5% 2% 34.5%
    Hormel Foods  16.3% 2.1% 39.2%
    Parker-Hannifin Corp (NYSE:PH) 14% 1.7% 35.2%
    Nordson Corporation  12.2% 0.9% 13.3%
    Dover Corp (NYSE:DOV) 9% 2% 37.4%
    American States Water (NYSE:AWR) 7.6% 1.9% 54.8%

    TTM: Trailing 12 months. Data sources: YCharts and Yahoo! Finance. Table by author.

  • [By Neha Chamaria and Jason Hall]

    Two such amazing but little-known dividend-paying companies that our Motley Fool contributors have identified are American States Water (NYSE:AWR) and Caretrust REIT Inc. (NASDAQ:CTRE). Read along to know why you should have these stocks on your radar.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    American States Water (NYSE:AWR) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019 2:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: AdvanSix Inc. (ASIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Algert Global LLC trimmed its position in shares of AdvanSix Inc (NYSE:ASIX) by 58.7% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 21,001 shares of the company’s stock after selling 29,859 shares during the period. Algert Global LLC owned about 0.07% of AdvanSix worth $511,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    AdvanSix (NYSE:ASIX) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AdvanSix (NYSE:ASIX) Director Michael Marberry bought 1,398 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, May 7th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $35.74 per share, for a total transaction of $49,964.52. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    GSA Capital Partners LLP reduced its holdings in AdvanSix Inc (NYSE:ASIX) by 36.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 24,620 shares of the company’s stock after selling 14,277 shares during the quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP owned about 0.08% of AdvanSix worth $856,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Akamai Technologies, Inc.(AKAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    During the first quarter, Limelight settled the last of its legal battles with rival Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM). The terms of this settlement were not publicly addressed, but Limelight was the plaintiff and Akamai the defendant in the last patent infringement case, though Akamai also returned fire with several counterclaims. If the settlement had any financial effects, we’ll see those on Akamai’s and Limelight’s financial statements over time. If not, the two companies just removed a source of financial uncertainty.

  • [By ]

    There could be a for sale sign planted in the ground at tech pioneer Akamai (AKAM) .

    “We’re a public company and our board, which is very professional and diligent, is always going to do the right thing for shareholders,” Akamai CEO Tom Leighton told TheStreet when asked if the company he co-founded in 1998 was for sale. While Leighton left the door open on a possible sale, he added that Akamai has strong prospects as a stand-alone company as well.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $81.46 and last traded at $81.47, with a volume of 38096 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $81.23.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) which rose about 7% to $74.89. The stock’s 52-week range is $44.65 to $75.00. Volume was roughly 4 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.3 million.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Stocks to Watch Today: GILD, AMZN, UAA, JPM, AAPL, NFLX
    Shares of Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) fell 2.4% after the biotech giant announced disappointing results from a trial for a drug for chronic liver disease. In deal news, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) will buy Wi-Fi/home router startup Eero for an undisclosed amount. The global e-commerce giant has been going on a smart-home acquisition streak. Last year, the firm bought video doorbell maker Ring for $1 billion. Eero is based in San Francisco and was founded in 2014. The firm makes mesh routers that aim to eliminate dead zones across a house or business location. Shares of Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UAA) gained more than 2.2% after the company reported earnings before the bell. The sports apparel giant reported earnings per share of $0.09 (on an adjusted basis). That figure beat expectations of $0.04. The company’s sales were off about 6% in the fourth quarter but cited a big jump in foreign revenue. Last week, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) released a report that recommended one of the deals of the decade. The bank has called for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) to buy streaming giant Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX). This deal is a no-brainer in today’s market. We break down what a deal would look like, how it benefits both sides, and how it would be like rocket fuel for Apple stock. Here’s what you need to know. Look for earnings reports from Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), Aircastle Ltd. (NYSE: AYR), Akamai Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), Ares Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: ARCC), Denny’s Corp. (NASDAQ: DENN), Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN), HubSpot Inc. (NASDAQ: HUBS), Molson Coors Brewing Co. (NYSE: TAP), Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OXY), Shopify Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOP), and TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP).

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Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: United Technologies Corporation(UTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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    United Technologies Co. (UTX) Receives Consensus Rating of “Buy” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) United Technologies (UTX) & TAT Technologies (TATT) Head to Head Comparison (americanbankingnews.com) United Technologies to Sell Ice Cream-Machine Manufacturer for $1 Billion (wsj.com) United Technologies Sells Ice-Cream Machine Unit for $1 Billion (finance.yahoo.com) [$$] United Technologies to Sell Ice Cream-Machine Manufacturer for $1 Billion (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of research firms have recently commented on UTX. ValuEngine upgraded United Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Cowen reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $141.00 price objective on shares of United Technologies in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $146.00 price objective (up from $124.00) on shares of United Technologies in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated a “positive” rating and issued a $153.00 price objective (up from $135.00) on shares of United Technologies in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered United Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $138.21.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) traded down 1.65% at $134.32. The stock’s 52-week range is $106.85 to $137.39. Volume was about 15% above the daily average of around 3.1 million. The company had no specific news Tuesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Daiwa Securities Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of United Technologies Co. (NYSE:UTX) by 10.1% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 63,924 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,852 shares during the quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc.’s holdings in United Technologies were worth $8,042,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) traded up 1.50% at $130.92. The stock’s 52-week range is $109.10 to $139.24. Volume was about 15% below the daily average of around 3.9 million shares.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    First, commercial aviation markets have been stronger than most people expected coming into 2018. Strong aerospace markets are behind Honeywell International and United Technologies (NYSE:UTX)  beating earnings expectations in 2018, and as you can see below that GE Aviation aftermarket sales continued to grow at a near 20% rate in the first half.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Below is a list of all 30 current Dow components ranked, according to the date they were added, or most recently added (assuming they’ve bounced in and out of the index like GE), to the index.

    ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM): Added Oct. 1, 1928 Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG): Added May 26, 1932 DowDuPont (NYSE:DWDP): Added Nov. 20, 1935 United Technologies (NYSE:UTX): Added March 4, 1939 3M: Added Aug. 9, 1976 IBM: Added June 29, 1979 Merck: Added Jun. 29, 1979 American Express: Added Aug. 30, 1982 McDonald’s: Added Oct. 30, 1985 Boeing: Added March 12, 1987 Coca-Cola: Added March 12, 1987 Caterpillar: Added May 6, 1991 JPMorgan Chase: Added May 6, 1991 Walt Disney: Added May 6, 1991 Johnson & Johnson: Added March 17, 1997 Walmart: Added March 17, 1997 Home Depot: Added Nov. 1, 1999 Intel: Added Nov. 1, 1999 Microsoft: Added Nov. 1, 1999 Pfizer: Added April 8, 2004 Verizon: Added April 8, 2004 Chevron: Added Feb. 19, 2008 Cisco Systems: Added June 8, 2009 Travelers Cos.: Added June 8, 2009 UnitedHealth Group: Added Sept. 24, 2012 Goldman Sachs: Added Sept. 23, 2013 Nike: Added Sept. 23, 2013 Visa: Added Sept. 23, 2013 Apple: Added March 19, 2015 Walgreens Boots Alliance: Added Jun. 26, 2018

    As you’ll note, a third of the components have only been part of the Dow for the past 14 years. Just four components — ExxonMobil, Procter & Gamble, DowDuPont, and United Technologies — have been included for more than 42 consecutive years.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cohen & Steers Select Preferred and Income Fund, Inc.(PSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Cohen & Steers Select Pref & Inc Fd (NYSE:PSF) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. 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. Cohen & Steers Select Pref & Inc Fd earned a media sentiment score of 0.39 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 48.661768322942 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Hot Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019

Investors have jumped onto the marijuana bandwagon in droves. Even the tiniest of cannabis companies are attracting attention, and some of their share-price increases have been nothing short of spectacular. For those who prefer to get diversified exposure to the marijuana sector, the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (NYSEMKT:MJ) has held itself out as a first-moving marijuana-focused exchange-traded fund for U.S. investors. Already, the ETF has attracted more than $700 million in assets, and the recent gains for cannabis stocks make it likely that the fund will bring in even more money, especially given its 50% rise in the past six weeks.

Alternative Harvest holds nearly 40 stocks, including not only marijuana producers but also pharmaceutical and biotech companies looking at the potential uses of cannabis in the medical profession and consumer-oriented companies that have expertise in selling smokeable products. Yet four of those marijuana stocks really stand out for their impressive performance so far in 2018. All four have doubled this year, and they all seem to have potential for further growth in the future.

Hot Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION(SAIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Today, Bill offers our readers a few of his favorites as Trump meets with Kim Jong Un. Here’s how to cash in regardless of how this summit turns out in the long run.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    Last night, President Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. This was the first meeting between a sitting American president and a North Korean leader. Following the agreement, analysts noted that the document signed by both parties included no concrete details for achieving denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. Trump responded to criticism by saying he is fully confident that the Korean dictatorship will follow through. A U.S. district court will rule on whether to approve an $85 billion merger between AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX). The decision comes after about six weeks of debate in a courtroom. The ruling will likely have a significant impact on the proposed bid by The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) for media giant Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NYSE: FOXA). The Fed Open Market Committee kicks off its June meeting today. The U.S. central bank is expected to raise interest rates for the second time in 2018. On Wednesday, U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell will likely announce a hike of 0.25% to the benchmark rate to 2%. This would also mark the seventh hike since December 2015. Markets will be looking for clues during Powell’s conference to determine how many additional times the Fed plans to raise interest rates during the final six months of the year.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: RH, TSLA, GE
    Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc. (NYSE: RH) stock popped more than 20% in pre-market hours after the company reported very strong profits for the quarter. The retailer reported earnings per share of $1.33, well above the $1.02 anticipated by analysts. The company also reported a strong second-quarter outlook, news that reduced concerns about it falling short of revenue expectations. Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TS

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Science Applications International (NYSE: SAIC) and Open Text (NASDAQ:OTEX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    The Marine Corps has selected BAE Systems (NASDAQOTH:BAESY) to manufacture its next-generation amphibious combat vehicle, dealing a major setback to the diversification plans of Science Applications International (NYSE:SAIC).

Hot Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: AdvanSix Inc. (ASIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    AdvanSix Inc. (NYSE:ASIX) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 22, 2019 9:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Algert Global LLC trimmed its position in shares of AdvanSix Inc (NYSE:ASIX) by 58.7% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 21,001 shares of the company’s stock after selling 29,859 shares during the period. Algert Global LLC owned about 0.07% of AdvanSix worth $511,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AdvanSix (NYSE:ASIX) Director Michael Marberry bought 1,398 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, May 7th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $35.74 per share, for a total transaction of $49,964.52. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    GSA Capital Partners LLP reduced its holdings in AdvanSix Inc (NYSE:ASIX) by 36.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 24,620 shares of the company’s stock after selling 14,277 shares during the quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP owned about 0.08% of AdvanSix worth $856,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    AdvanSix (NYSE:ASIX) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    AdvanSix Inc (NYSE:ASIX) shares hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $32.23 and last traded at $32.33, with a volume of 2848 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $32.70.

Hot Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: Citi Trends, Inc.(CTRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sidoti started coverage on shares of Citi Trends (NASDAQ:CTRN) in a research report released on Friday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The firm issued a buy rating and a $28.00 target price on the stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: “Assenagon Asset Management S.A. Lowers Stake in Citi Trends, Inc. (CTRN)” was posted by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are reading this piece on another publication, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of United States and international copyright & trademark legislation. The legal version of this piece can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4116950/assenagon-asset-management-s-a-lowers-stake-in-citi-trends-inc-ctrn.html.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Citi Trends (NASDAQ:CTRN) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 23, 2018 9:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Citi Trends (NASDAQ:CTRN) will issue its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Wednesday, May 23rd. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.90 per share for the quarter. Citi Trends has set its FY19 guidance at $1.55-1.70 EPS.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.38 per share on revenue of $16.50 billion.
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $1.48 billion.
    Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.25 per share on revenue of $17.63 billion.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $957.49 million.
    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE: CM) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.23 per share on revenue of $3.40 billion.
    Citi Trends, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.9 per share on revenue of $210.70 million.
    Qiwi plc (NASDAQ: QIWI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.25 per share on revenue of $60.19 million.
    iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited (NASDAQ: ICLK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $34.87 million.

     

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019

Calavo Growers, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW), which I’ve dubbed a “tiny, mighty dividend stock,” reported fiscal second-quarter 2018 earnings on June 6. How has this dynamic avocado market specialist fared so far in its fiscal year? Let’s dive into the quarter’s details after first walking through headline numbers directly below.

Calavo: The raw numbers

Metric Q2 2018 Q2 2017 Year-Over-Year Growth

Revenue $264.4 million $270.2 million (2.1%)
Net income  $14.2 million $12.9 million 11.5%
Diluted earnings per share $0.81 $0.74 9.5%

Data source: Calavo Growers, Inc.

What happened this quarter?

Calavo’s largest segment, fresh foods, which derives sales from avocados sourced from its cooperative California growers and Latin American suppliers, achieved double-digit volume growth. However, revenue decreased from $155.6 million to $137.9 million as historic avocado prices from the prior year (due to a spike from short supply) normalized in 2018.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Materialise NV(MTLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Blackline (NASDAQ: MTLS) and Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

    Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE:RCL) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring 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. Materialise earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the software maker an impact score of 46.5867221134452 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

    Navigator (NYSE:NVGS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TheStreet upgraded shares of Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS) from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research report report published on Thursday.

    Several other brokerages have also commented on MTLS. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Materialise from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, August 28th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Materialise from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Friday, August 24th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Materialise from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Thursday, August 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $19.00.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(PTLA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA) : “The news is already in this story. I’d rather be in something better.”

    STMicroelectronics (STM) : “No. You want Cisco Systems (CSCO) ahead of when they report.”

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Portola Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PTLA) has been given a $80.00 target price by equities research analysts at Oppenheimer in a research note issued to investors on Sunday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. Oppenheimer’s price target points to a potential upside of 88.50% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Portola Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PTLA)‘s stock had its “underperform” rating reissued by research analysts at Credit Suisse Group in a report released on Friday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. They presently have a $28.00 price target on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock, down from their prior price target of $49.00. Credit Suisse Group’s price objective would indicate a potential downside of 3.95% from the stock’s previous close.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Infinera Corporation(INFN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    For a great example, look no further than the recent note from MKM analyst Michael Genovese. Genovese anticipates large systems vendor Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) may end up stealing away large customer CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) from smaller competitor Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN). That could be a huge win for Ciena and a huge blow to Infinera, and the episode is emblematic of this period in the industry.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors bought 3,256 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 841% compared to the typical daily volume of 346 put options.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) reported its first-quarter results on Wednesday, May 9. Management at the optical equipment provider told investors last quarter that revenue and margins were starting to rebound nicely from their 2017 lows. But did the company keep its momentum up in the first-quarter? Let’s dig into the numbers to find out.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ:INFN)’s share price traded down 10.2% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $7.59 and last traded at $7.59. 5,231,115 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 215% from the average session volume of 1,658,666 shares. The stock had previously closed at $8.45.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Shares of optical equipment provider Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) plunged as much as 18% in early-morning trading on Monday. Shares were down about 14% as of 10:20 a.m. EDT. An analyst downgrade appears to be the primary reason for the big downward move.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.(LTRPA)

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.
    Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR)
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Engineers Gate Manager LP acquired a new position in Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A (NASDAQ:LTRPA) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund acquired 102,003 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,642,000.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares shot up 30 percent to $12.05 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.

    Shares of ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) got a boost, shooting up 26 percent to $14.48 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A (NASDAQ:LTRPA) saw a large increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,070,644 shares, an increase of 47.7% from the May 15th total of 1,402,097 shares. Currently, 2.9% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 839,315 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.5 days.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares shot up 31 percent to $12.10 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.

    Shares of ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) got a boost, shooting up 34 percent to $15.3628 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares shot up 32 percent to $12.175 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.

    Shares of ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) got a boost, shooting up 27 percent to $14.60 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.(NAVB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    After looking at last week’s top performing penny stocks, we’ll show you a penny stock that’s on the verge of bringing you triple-digit returns…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Orchids Paper Products Co. (NYSE: TIS) $2.60 218.83%
    China Rapid Finance Ltd. (NYSE: XRF) $2.69 69.01%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $1.21 42.17%
    Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: RGLS) $0.29 33.40%
    Farmmi Inc. (Nasdaq: FAMI) $3.82 30.51%
    Biolase Inc. (Nasdaq: BIOL) $1.85 29.93%
    Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: NAVB) $0.18 26.99%
    Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: BLPH) $0.92 25.56%
    Inpixon (Nasdaq: INPX) $0.14 24.36%
    JMU Ltd. (Nasdaq: JMU) $1.58 24.05%

    While some of those returns look spectacular, we’re not convinced these penny stocks will keep growing.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    After looking at last week’s top performing penny stocks, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with real growth potential that just popped up on our radar…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    New Age Beverage Corp. (NADAQ: NBEV) $3.94 286.79%
    India Globalization Capital Inc. (NYSE: IGC) $2.18 181.55%
    Ascent Capital Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ASCMA) $2.16 103.85%
    Netlist Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST) $0.73 80.56%
    Oragenics Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) $0.92 71.63%
    Astrotech Corp. (NASDAQ: ASTC) $3.44 68.37%
    Command Security Corp. (NYSE: MOC) $2.77 51.09%
    Oasmia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: OASM) $3.57 50.66%
    NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: NBY) $2.10 48.15%
    Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: NAVB) $0.25 45.72%

    While the gains these stocks made are exciting, they also highlight the danger of investing in penny stocks.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Exterran Corporation(EXTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    United Rentals (NYSE: URI) and Exterran (NYSE:EXTN) are both construction companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: AdvanSix Inc. (ASIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    GSA Capital Partners LLP reduced its holdings in AdvanSix Inc (NYSE:ASIX) by 36.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 24,620 shares of the company’s stock after selling 14,277 shares during the quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP owned about 0.08% of AdvanSix worth $856,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AdvanSix (NYSE:ASIX) Director Michael Marberry bought 1,398 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, May 7th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $35.74 per share, for a total transaction of $49,964.52. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    AdvanSix Inc (NYSE:ASIX) shares hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $32.23 and last traded at $32.33, with a volume of 2848 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $32.70.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Union Pacific Corporation(UNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Union Pacific earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the railroad operator an impact score of 46.138597756114 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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    Union Pacific to close downtown DeKalb railroad crossing (daily-chronicle.com) Union Pacific ordered to flag traffic at Monroe County crossing with history of failing gates (lacrossetribune.com) Union Pacific Reaches Analyst Target Price (forbes.com) Does Union Pacific’s Free Cash Flow Suggest a Rise in 2018? (finance.yahoo.com) Union Pacific Co. (UNP) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $5.53 Billion (americanbankingnews.com)

    Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. TD Securities lowered their price target on Union Pacific from $155.00 to $150.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating on shares of Union Pacific in a research note on Friday, January 26th. UBS lowered their price target on Union Pacific from $164.00 to $162.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Seaport Global Securities lowered Union Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Loop Capital boosted their price target on Union Pacific from $137.00 to $145.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 16th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Union Pacific presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $138.95.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    In addition to the capacity from that pipeline, railroads are looking for ways to help ease the bottleneck in the near term by shipping some crude by rail. “The [Permian] is an interesting place, and we’re definitely seeing some reduction in crude production due to the lack of pipelines,” said Beth Whited, the chief marketing officer of Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) on the company’s second-quarter call. Union Pacific has “some capacity in our network and expects to see some results in the third and fourth quarter.” Since that time, Union Pacific struck a deal with a logistics company to ship about 400,000 barrels per month of crude on its system through next year, with the potential for it to last into 2020.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

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    Union Pacific (UNP) Price Target Raised to $155.00 at Robert W. Baird (americanbankingnews.com) Seaport Global Securities Comments on Union Pacific Co.’s FY2019 Earnings (UNP) (americanbankingnews.com) Union Pacific Co. (UNP) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $5.54 Billion (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Union Pacific Co. (UNP) Will Post Earnings of $1.88 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Jobs report shows we have 'perfect economy' for stocks (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on Union Pacific from $125.00 to $136.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday. Cowen reissued a “market perform” rating and issued a $153.00 target price (up previously from $140.00) on shares of Union Pacific in a research report on Friday. Robert W. Baird lifted their target price on Union Pacific from $144.00 to $155.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday. TD Securities dropped their target price on Union Pacific from $155.00 to $150.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, April 27th. Finally, Loop Capital lifted their target price on Union Pacific to $153.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $146.70.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    With these words, Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) chief Lance Fritz shifted the conversation during the company’s first-quarter earnings conference call with analysts on April 26, from a discussion on a relatively successful quarter to a prolonged question-and-answer session addressing analysts’ concerns over the railroad’s productivity. 

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Roberts Glore & Co. Inc. IL decreased its position in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 5.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 7,853 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after selling 465 shares during the quarter. Roberts Glore & Co. Inc. IL’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $1,113,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.(SWKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:SWKS) Director David J. Aldrich sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.89, for a total transaction of $928,900.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 152,252 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $14,142,688.28. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    Of course, as it’s been a full nine years since the stock market took off on this amazing bull run, stocks that fit that description have become harder  to find — but not impossible. Here are two tech stocks that are not only wonderful companies, but trade at darn near wonderful prices too. Let’s take a closer look at HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ) and Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) to see why they would make wonderful additions to any portfolio.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said Monday: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    Redbook Reports US Retail Sales During First 2 Weeks Of Apr. Up 0.3% MoM, Up 2.8% YoY
    USA S&P/CaseShiller House Price Index (MoM) for Feb Up 0.7% MoM
    New home sales report for March will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Conference Board’s consumer sentiment index for April is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Richmond Fed manufacturing index for April will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 4-and 52-week bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury will auction 2-year notes at 1:00 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Leerink upgraded Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH) from Market Perform to Outperform
    Berenberg upgraded Emerson Electric (NYSE: EMR) from Sell to Hold
    Mizuho downgraded Skyworks (NASDAQ: SWKS) from Buy to Neutral
    BMO downgraded Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ: TXRH) from Outperform to Market Perform

    This is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day — it's a look at everything happening in the market, in five minutes. To get the full version of this note every morning, click here.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Cambrex Corporation(CBM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By George Budwell, Chuck Saletta, and Todd Campbell]

    So, with the biotech space solidly on the comeback trail, we asked three of our Motley Fool contributors which stocks they think are poised to keep churning higher in February and perhaps for the remainder of the year. They suggested Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX), Cambrex (NYSE:CBM), and Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRPT). Here’s why.     

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  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Cambrex Corp. (NYSE: CBM) was founded in 1981 and is a leading supplier of generic active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).

    Cambrex has more than 100 generic APIs, and 90 of them are commercially sold.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Cambrex Co. (NYSE:CBM) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $60.00.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019

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A document that empowers a decision maker to tell the medical providers what the elder wants are just vague enough to be capable of interpretation in several ways. For example, what is meant by &q;extraordinary measures&q; or &q;life prolonging treatment&q;, typical of words used in advance healthcare directives? Some will read them one way and others will see them differently. A talk with an aging parent can clear up vagueness but you need to know what to ask.

Not only have I had to bring up these topics with my own inlaws, I hear about a lot of friends who are in the same situation. Being Boomers, we may have aging parents still with us. If not, we are&q; the elders&q; ourselves and we need to have these discussions with our adult kids, friends or whomever we want to assign the task of being our own advocates. The good news is that we can get downloadable tools to help us.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Eaton Vance Limited Duration Income Fund(EVV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Eaton Vance Ltd Duration Income Fund (NYSEAMERICAN:EVV) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in September. As of September 14th, there was short interest totalling 61,700 shares, an increase of 154.4% from the August 31st total of 24,249 shares. Currently, 0.1% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 199,358 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.3 days.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Enova International, Inc.(ENVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Enova International (NYSE: ENVA) and Regional Management (NYSE:RM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Enova International (NYSE:ENVA) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Enova International, Inc. is a provider of online financial services. It offers loans to customers in the United States and in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. The Company’s customers include consumers who have bank accounts but use alternative financial credit services because of their limited access to more traditional consumer credit from banks, thrifts, credit card companies and other lenders. Enova International, Inc is headquartered in Chicago. “

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media stories about Enova International (NYSE:ENVA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Enova International earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the credit services provider an impact score of 47.1141156093879 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) jumped 46.7 percent to $16.1331. The low-float small-cap clinical stage gene therapy company saw its stock rally nearly 150 percent from Monday through Thursday. Formal news hasn't been announced this week that would support a triple-digit percentage rally (including more than 200 percent at one point on Thursday) but the quiet period following its initial public offering will expire on May 8.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares gained 24.7 percent to $36.17. Celyad reported the publication of THINK study case report of CYAD-01 Induced Complete Remission in relapsed/refractory AML patient in haematologica.
    DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOM) shares jumped 23.2 percent to $39.00 after the company reported upbeat Q1 results and issued upbeat Q2 guidance.
    eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) gained 21.8 percent to $19.58 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.
    Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA) climbed 20.4 percent to $27.20 following Q1 results.
    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares jumped 18.2 percent to $304.135 following strong quarterly results.
    Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) gained 13.9 percent to $12.70 as the company reported Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NYSE: ZYME) gained 13.8 percent to $17.36.
    Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: COCP) rose 11.8 percent to $2.336 after declining 25.09 percent on Thursday.
    ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN) shares surged 11.7 percent to $11.75 after the company announced 'successful completion of interim analysis' for FORWARD I Phase 3 mirvetuximab soravtansine trial.
    Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELOX) gained 9.5 percent to $12.70.
    Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) shares rose 8.5 percent to $115.3801 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) shares rose 8.3 percent to $6.50. The stock moved higher after a Reuters report suggested ongoing merger talks with T-M

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: AdvanSix Inc. (ASIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    GSA Capital Partners LLP reduced its holdings in AdvanSix Inc (NYSE:ASIX) by 36.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 24,620 shares of the company’s stock after selling 14,277 shares during the quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP owned about 0.08% of AdvanSix worth $856,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AdvanSix (NYSE:ASIX) Director Michael Marberry bought 1,398 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, May 7th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $35.74 per share, for a total transaction of $49,964.52. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    AdvanSix Inc (NYSE:ASIX) shares hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $32.23 and last traded at $32.33, with a volume of 2848 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $32.70.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    AdvanSix (NYSE:ASIX) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: NVIDIA Corporation(NVDA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) reported powerful fiscal first-quarter 2019 results after the market close on Thursday. The graphics processing unit (GPU) specialist’s revenue jumped 66%, GAAP earnings per share soared 151%, and EPS adjusted for one-time factors rocketed 141%. Bottom-line results demolished Wall Street’s expectation, and the top line comfortably beat the consensus.

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    If so, here are four best-in-class stocks with solid long-term growth potential that are worth your consideration: graphics chip specialist NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), e-commerce and cloud-computing service behemoth Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), water utility giant American Water Works (NYSE:AWK), and water-technology specialist A.O. Smith (NYSE:AOS).  

  • [By Leo Sun]

    AMD likely forged that alliance with Intel to counter NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), which was aggressively expanding into notebooks with its M, MX, and GTX-series GPUs. However, Kaby Lake G’s arrival also confused many consumers, who erroneously thought it was an APU that merged an Intel CPU with an AMD GPU. That launch arguably overshadowed Ryzen Mobile’s arrival.

  • [By ]

    There are all sorts of different technologies to make it work and even different ways to get the same result. Even the companies involved are broad-based, ranging from big-tech like Alibaba Holding Group (BABA) to Intel Corporation (INTC)  , Alphabet Inc.  (GOOGL) (GOOG)  and Nvidia Corporation (NVDA)  — with Nvidia and Alphabet being holdings in Jim Cramer’s Action Alerts PLUS Charitable Trust Portfolio. There’s startups big and small, ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft, as well as seemingly every automaker getting involved.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Magna International Inc. (NYSE: MGA) to report quarterly earnings at $1.7 per share on revenue of $10.11 billion before the opening bell. Magna shares gained 1.23 percent to $61.60 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion after the closing bell. NVIDIA shares rose 0.18 percent to $256.25 in after-hours trading.
    Synaptics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter, while sales missed estimates. Synaptics shares fell 7.43 percent to $43.00 in the after-hours trading session.
    After the markets close, News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion. News Corp shares gained 0.01 percent to $16.51 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts are expecting Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) to have earned $1.14 per share on revenue of $5.78 billion in the latest quarter. Duke Energy will release earnings before the markets open. Duke Energy shares fell 0.03 percent to $77.62 in after-hours trading.
    Booking Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: BKNG) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company sees sales growth of 11.5-15.5 percent year over year and adjusted EBITDA in the range of $1.085 billion-$1.125 billion. Booking Holdings shares dropped 7.03 percent to $2,030.00 in the after-hours trading session.

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  • [By Casey Wilson]

    The scientific community is absolutely ecstatic over this new technology.  In fact, this company just took home the highly prestigious Gold Edison Award – joining the likes of NVIDIA Corp. (Nasdaq: NVDA) and Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA).

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: CorVel Corp.(CRVL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CorVel Co. (NASDAQ:CRVL) Chairman V Gordon Clemons sold 2,250 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.85, for a total transaction of $118,912.50. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    GSA Capital Partners LLP grew its holdings in CorVel Co. (NASDAQ:CRVL) by 145.5% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 13,494 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 7,997 shares during the period. GSA Capital Partners LLP’s holdings in CorVel were worth $682,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    AON (NYSE: AON) and CorVel (NASDAQ:CRVL) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: HealthEquity, Inc.(HQY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    So where am I going to invest my capital? While I’m still refining my list, here are seven stocks that I currently own that I’m strongly considering adding to:

    Hubspot (NYSE: HUBS) — A software-as-a-service provider that is pioneering the shift toward “inbound” marketing. HealthEquity (NASDAQ: HQY) — A fast-growing company focused on Health Savings Accounts that boasts three sources of recurring revenue. Axon Enterprise (NASDAQ: AAXN) — The leading provider of Taser stun guns, law enforcement body cameras, and evidence-management software. Paycom Software (NYSE: PAYC) — A founder-led payroll-processor company that is gobbling up market share. Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE) — The company’s push to the cloud is driving double-digit gains in revenue and profits. AppFolio (NASDAQ: APPF) — A software-as-a-service provider focused on servicing business owners in several niche markets.  BlackLine (NASDAQ: BL) — A software company that is attempting to bring the accounting process into the 21st century. 

    All seven of these businesses are poised to deliver double-digit organic revenue and profit growth over the next five years. That’s a prospect I find quite enticing, and I think the odds are very favorable that they’ll outperform Apple as a group from here. 

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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    HealthEquity Inc. (HQY) VP Darcy G. Mott Cut 10000 Shares (bharatapress.com) Investors Love This Stock?: HealthEquity, Inc. (HQY) (bitcoinpriceupdate.review) Insider Selling: Healthequity Inc (HQY) Director Sells 15,000 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Notable ETF Inflow Detected – IJT, STMP, HQY, TREX (nasdaq.com) You Need to Watch this stock? HealthEquity, Inc. (HQY) (connectinginvestor.com)

    Several brokerages have issued reports on HQY. Barrington Research boosted their price target on shares of Healthequity to $85.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 5th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Oppenheimer boosted their price target on shares of Healthequity from $68.00 to $85.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 5th. Robert W. Baird boosted their price target on shares of Healthequity from $61.00 to $77.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 5th. SunTrust Banks boosted their price target on shares of Healthequity from $70.00 to $85.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 5th. Finally, KeyCorp boosted their price target on shares of Healthequity from $72.00 to $82.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 5th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $77.00.

  • [By Sean Williams, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]

    With this in mind, we asked three Motley Fool investors to name one healthcare stock that’s tops on their list for the month of June. These three mid-cap stocks made the cut: royalty drug company Innoviva (NASDAQ:INVA), mental illness treatment center operator Acadia Healthcare (NASDAQ:ACHC), and health savings account provider HealthEquity (NASDAQ:HQY).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Healthequity Inc (NASDAQ:HQY) – Research analysts at Barrington Research issued their Q2 2019 EPS estimates for shares of Healthequity in a report issued on Tuesday, June 5th. Barrington Research analyst A. Paris. Jr expects that the company will post earnings per share of $0.20 for the quarter. Barrington Research currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $85.00 target price on the stock. Barrington Research also issued estimates for Healthequity’s FY2019 earnings at $0.70 EPS.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    For example, I used finviz in the recent past to find a dynamic growth company called HealthEquity (NASDAQ:HQY). I quickly learned that HealthEquity’s revenue and earnings have compounded at 38% and 57%, respectively, over the last five years. Those numbers convinced me to dig deeper and I soon became so excited about the company’s prospects that I purchased shares for myself right away.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    This backdrop has served as a fantastic tailwind for an innovative healthcare/tech company called HealthEquity (NASDAQ:HQY). The company provides employers, health plans, and individuals with tools and resources that enable them to maximize their savings and get the most out of every healthcare dollar. 

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018

Investors, leggo of the leggings. United Airlines’ decision to bar two teenagers dressed in leggings from boarding a plane Mar. 26 put a harsh spotlight on United Continental Holdings (UAL) for all the wrong reasons. UAL and other airline stocks appear to be ready for a smooth rise in share price.

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In case you missed it, social media lit up after another passenger tweeted about the incident Sunday morning. Soon, celebrities such as model Chrissy Tiegen and actor Seth Rogan weighed into a firestorm of outrage. United defended its decision, which violated a dress code.

This distraction is a shame because what people should really be talking about is United’s attractiveness as an investment.

Airline stocks are in favor these days thanks to lower fuel prices, industry consolidation and firmer ticket prices. After decades of criticism, even Warren Buffett has turned bullish on airline stocksand thats no small feat.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: SuperValu Inc.(SVU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) was raised to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital Markets. Shares were indicated up 6% at $3.54 on Thursday.

    Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: RARE) was indicated down 7% at $72.85 on Thursday due to results from a seizure medication study. It was downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray, and Wedbushlowered its target for the stock.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    As for individual stocks, SUPERVALU (NYSE:SVU) and MSC Industrial (NYSE:MSM) stood out with big pricing moves after announcing quarterly business updates.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q3 2017 earnings report for small cap grocery store stock SUPERVALU Inc (NYSE: SVU) is scheduled for before the market opens on Wednesday (January 11th). A few years ago, SUPERVALU was struggling as the most shorted grocery stock on the market; but just before the last earnings report, the Company announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement whereby an affiliate of ONEX Corporation (TSE: ONEX) will acquire itsSave-A-Lot business for $1.365 billion in cash. The President/CEO stated:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap grocery store stock SUPERVALU Inc (NYSE: SVU) reported Q1 2018 earnings this morning before the market opened with shares up more than 14% as Wholesale business results were outstanding. Net salesincreased 6.3% to$4.00 billion as Retail net sales were down 2.7% to $1.39 billion with the decrease reflecting identical store sales of negative 4.9% and closed stores, partially offset by sales from acquired and new stores.Total net sales within the Wholesale segment increased 12.4% to $2.56 billion primarily due to sales to new customers and increased sales to new stores operated by existing customers, partially offset by stores no longer being supplied by Supervalu and lower military sales. Retail identical store sales were negative 4.9% while fees earned under services agreements in the first quarter were $55 million versus $59 million last year. Net earnings from continuing operations was $12 million versus $20 million. The CEO commented:

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: Myriad Genetics, Inc.(MYGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Shares of Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MYGN), a DNA diagnostics specialist, dropped 61.4% last year, according todata from S&P Global Market Intelligence.Efforts to offset hereditary cancer-testing segment losses just weren’t successful enough to keep profits, and the stock, from sliding last year.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: Carlsberg A/S (CABGY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Mark Fritz]

    Price Target: $124.

    Heineken N.V. (ADR) (OTC: HINKY): Hold.
    Price Target: 82.30 euros.

    Carlsberg A/S (ADR) (OTC: CABGY): Hold.
    Price Target: 652 krones.

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc.(UDR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    UDR, Inc. (NYSE: UDR) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $234.80 million.

    Everest Re Group Ltd (NYSE: RE) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $5.57 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: Dynamic Materials Corporation(BOOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Andrew Efimoff]

    WTI crude oil plunged 3.11 percent on Friday to $48.99 a barrel. Below are the biggest energy losers for the day:

    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC): -19.22%
    Dynamic Materials (NASDAQ: BOOM): -12.39%
    Clayton Williams Energy (NYSE: CWEI): -11.45%
    Dynergy (NYSE: DYN): -11.91%
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE): -11.20%
    Mexco Energy (NYSE: MXC) -10.90%
    Whiting Petroleum (NYSE: WLL) -10.79%
    Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) -10.79%
    SM Energy Company (NYSE: SM) -10.38%
    Real Goods Solar (NASDAQ: RGSE) -10.34%

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: ArQule Inc.(ARQL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    ArQule Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) dropped about 23% Friday, to post a new 52-week low of $1.13 after closing at $1.47 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $2.17. Volume was about 15 times the daily average of around 150,000 shares. The biopharmaceutical company said this morning that a phase 3 trial of a cancer drug did not meet the primary endpoint of improving overall survival.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: Fastenal Company(FAST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Breaking news

    Shares of Alcoa Inc (NYSE: AA) dropped over 7 percent in pre-market trading after the company reported Q3 results. Alcoa posted Q3 adjusted earnings of $0.32 per share on sales of $5.2 billion.
    Fastenal Company (NASDAQ: FAST) released third quarter financial results, reporting an earnings miss while revenue came in line with Street estimates. To read the full news, click here.
    Twilio Inc (NYSE: TWLO) announced preliminary results for the third quarter that came in above the Street estimates. To read the full news, click here.
    According to the Associated Press, Samsung Electronics (OTC: SSNLF) said it will no longer manufacturer its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. The permanent discontinuation follows a round of reports saying customer's replacement phones have caught fire. To read the full news, click here.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Fastenal Company (NASDAQ: FAST) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $988.60 million.

    Perry Ellis International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PERY) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $214.26 million.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: AVG Technologies N.V.(AVG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Igor Novgorodtsev]

    InterActiveCorp (IACI) bought Ask.com for $1.85 billion in 2005. The new Perion will be worth only about 40% of that. After the merger, Perion will leapfrog its much larger rivals: Babylon and AVG (AVG). Finally, Perion should be able to increase its operating margins as it can spread its SG&A costs over a much larger base (Conduit EBITDA margin is 32% vs. Perion’s 23%). Perion will keep its senior management team intact: Josef Mandelbaum will remain its CEO and Yacov Kaufman its CFO. Perion has successfully orchestrated a roll-up acquisitions of privately-held Sweetpacks and Smilebox, so I have high confidence that they know how to integrate a new business.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: AdvanSix Inc. (ASIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Vodafone Group (VOD) , Schlumberger (SLB) , Encana (ECA) , Arconic (ARNC) and AdvanSix (ASIX) .

    Cramer was bearish on U.S. Silica Holdings (SLCA) .

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: Finisar Corporation(FNSR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

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

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of optical component companies have dropped today, includingOclaro (NASDAQ:OCLR), Acacia (NASDAQ:ACIA), Lumentum (NASDAQ:LITE), and Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR), whose shares were down 11%, 11%, 6%, and 3%, respectively, as of 3:30 p.m. EDT, after the U.S. broadened its investigation regarding compliance with sanctions programs.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Foresight Autonomous Holdings ADR (NASDAQ: FNSR) were down 8 percent to $4.34. On Friday, Foresight posted Q3 non-GAAP net loss of $2,086,000, versus a year-ago non-GAAP net loss of $879,000.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market had a negative tone on Wednesday, although major benchmarks moved in different directions. The Dow Jones Industrials took the biggest hit, falling triple digits as one of its most influential components suffered an earnings-related drop. Relative strength in the Nasdaq Composite showed cross-currents in the overall market, but several individual stocks had substantial declines for the day, andRite Aid (NYSE:RAD), Diana Shipping (NYSE:DSX), and Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR) were among the worst performers. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Finisar Corp. (NASDAQ: FNSR) posted a new 52-week low of $17.81 Monday, down about 7.5% after closing at $19.26 on Friday. The 52-week high is $36.85. Volume was about 6.4 million, nearly double the daily average of around 3.4 million shares. The optical technology company had no specific news.