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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now

Dividend growth investing can be a great way to boost your passive income over time. To do it right, though, you have to find stocks that can both grow their dividends faster than inflation and have sustainable free cash flows for the long haul.

Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD), a blue chip biotech stock, meets both of these critical criteria. Even so, this top biotech is rarely considered purely for its prospects as a dividend growth stock. The reason? Gilead only started doling out a dividend approximately three years ago this month. As a result, the company has yet to shed its well-earned image as a top growth stock within the broader investing community. 

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However, I think this underappreciated dividend growth play is worth adding to your portfolio right now. Here’s why.      

Gilead’s risks are overstated

There are two big knocks against Gilead as a dividend growth stock. First off, the company’s hepatitis C franchise has literally imploded since hitting a high watermark in late 2015. Gilead has thus had to rely on its core HIV franchise to pick up the slack, and that strategy has so far failed to keep the company’s top line moving in the right direction. Despite several new product launches in HIV, the biotech’s top line remains on track to drop by a disastrous 20.3% this year.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Summit Midstream Partners, LP(SMLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    One of the many companies working to solve the Permian’s pipeline problems is Summit Midstream Partners (NYSE:SMLP). The master limited partnership (MLP) is currently working on a long-haul pipeline that would transport natural gas from the northwest portion of the region to a major hub in Texas. The project would not only provide needle-moving growth for Summit — and help support its sky-high 14.5%-yielding distribution — but it could be a crucial supply link for the industry.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Three high-yield dividend stocks that seem to be in danger of a dividend reduction are Summit Midstream Partners (NYSE:SMLP), Enbridge Energy Partners (NYSE:EEP), and Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN). Investors are better off steering clear of this trio and considering safer options instead.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Summit Midstream Partners (NYSE:SMLP) insider Brad N. Graves sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.53, for a total transaction of $77,650.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 61,225 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $950,824.25. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Summit Midstream Partners (NYSE:SMLP) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The pipeline company reported ($0.18) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.12 by ($0.30), MarketWatch Earnings reports. Summit Midstream Partners had a return on equity of 12.62% and a net margin of 17.59%. The business had revenue of $117.32 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $106.68 million.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: EQT Corporation(EQT)

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    In addition, Elliott Management, which often pushes for M&A and other strategic transactions at targeted companies, made investments in EQT Corp. (EQT) , CommVault Systems Inc. (CVLT) , Sabre Corp. (SABR) , Teradyne Inc. (TER)  and Windstream Holdings Inc. (WIN)

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of EQT Co. (NYSE:EQT) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 4,022 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock, valued at approximately $191,000.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo, Jason Hall, and Tyler Crowe]

    Tyler, Jason, and I (Matt here) were recently discussing why natural gas stocks have taken it on the chin over the past year. While some have been the victim of their own mistakes, shares of many of the country’s largest gas-focused producers have lost value even though oil prices have been on the upswing. For example, the country’s leading gas producer, EQT Corp. (NYSE:EQT), has seen its stock tumble more than 20%, while other large gas-focused companies such as Antero Resources (NYSE:AR), Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG), and Southwestern Energy have declined between 5% and 15% over the past 12 months. Those sell-offs caught our attention. Here’s what we think is weighing down gas stocks these days. 

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was EQT Corp. (NYSE: EQT) which rose about 10% to $53.35. The stock’s 52-week range is $43.70 to $67.84. Volume was nearly 11 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.6 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was EQT Corp. (NYSE: EQT) which traded down over 5% at $49.72. The stock’s 52-week range is $43.70 to $67.84. Volume was 7.6 million compared to the daily average volume of nearly 4 million.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc.(UCTT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Ultra Clean Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:UCTT) declined 19.2% in July, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the semiconductor equipment specialist announced mixed second-quarter 2018 results and disappointing forward guidance.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    Comparing Rubicon Technology (RBCN) & Ultra Clean (UCTT) (americanbankingnews.com) Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (UCTT) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Spiffy Stocks: Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAKT), Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCTT), Galectin Therapeutics, Inc … (thestreetpoint.com) Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. — Moody’s assigns B1 CFR to Ultra Clean Holdings; outlook stable (finance.yahoo.com)

    Several analysts recently weighed in on UCTT shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Ultra Clean from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 3rd. BidaskClub raised Ultra Clean from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 30th. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on Ultra Clean from $27.00 to $30.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, June 18th. Standpoint Research raised Ultra Clean from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 28th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Ultra Clean from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, May 18th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Ultra Clean presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $28.20.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares gained 86.76 percent to close at $11.00 on Thursday.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares climbed 47.06 percent to close at $7.00 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) jumped 24.92 percent to close at $4.06.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares climbed 23.26 percent to close at $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 24.44 percent to close at $422.50 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) gained 17.75 percent to close at $18.64 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) rose 16.59 percent to close at $12.30 following Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 16.06 percent to close at $15.25.
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares climbed 14.5 percent to close at $121.42 as the company posted reported Q1 beat And raised FY18 outlook.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares gained 13.7 percent to close at $11.04 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 13.21 percent to close at $3.00 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) jumped 13.06 percent to close at $257.40 following upbeat Q1 profit.
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    Ultra Clean Holdings (NASDAQ:UCTT) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 21, 2019 4:45 p.m. ET

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about Ultra Clean (NASDAQ:UCTT) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ultra Clean earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.3293552269826 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Employees Retirement System of Texas reduced its stake in shares of Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:UCTT) by 24.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 177,000 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 57,000 shares during the quarter. Employees Retirement System of Texas owned 0.46% of Ultra Clean worth $2,938,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. (VTGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    While exciting, CODX and our other penny stocks to watch this week are unlikely to tack on any additional gains this week. But don’t worry. After looking at our 10 top penny stocks to watch, we’ll show you a stock with serious profit potential in its future…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Co-Diagnostics Inc. (Nasdaq: CODX)  $4.35 192.07%
    Viking Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VKTX)  $9.37 95.78%
    DHI Group Inc. (NYSE: DHX)  $3.10 67.57%
    Axovant Sciences Ltd. (Nasdaq: AXON)  $1.76 60.00%
    Netlist Inc. (Nasdaq: NLST)  $0.21 53.79%
    Link Motion Inc. (NYSE LKM)  $1.23 47.73%
    CorMedix Inc. (NYSE: CRMD)  $0.26 44.44%
    Vistagen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN)  $1.34 40.21%
    J. Jill Inc. (NYSE: JILL)  $8.30 36.55%
    Adomani Inc. (Nasdaq: ADOM)  $1.52 34.86%

    In order to make sure we protect ourselves from any substantial losses from investing in penny stocks, we follow five rules for penny stock investing. Take look at them on the right.As these stocks demonstrate, there are penny stocks that have tremendous growth potential that can easily dwarf your initial investment. However, most penny stocks lack the solid underlying financials necessary to generate a significant return.
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  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Take VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTGN) for example. While not necessarily a scam, this one didn’t do investors any favors.

    In Dec. 2017, shares jumped 177.17%, from $0.92 to $2.55 in just one day. Investors who bought at $2.55 ended up losing over 50% of their money when the stock quickly went back down to $1.05 in less than two weeks.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    For instance, VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN) shot up from $0.92 to $2.55 on Dec. 6. Since then, the stock pulled back to $1.19. Investors who bought at $2.55 are sitting on a 53.3% loss today (Feb. 20).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Maxim Group assumed coverage on shares of Vistagen Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VTGN). The firm issued a buy rating on the stock.

    Sanford C. Bernstein assumed coverage on shares of Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH). Sanford C. Bernstein issued an underperform rating on the stock.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Take VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTGN) for example. While not necessarily a scam, this one didn’t do investors any favors.

    In Dec. 2017, shares jumped 177.17%, from $0.92 to $2.55 in just one day. Investors who bought at $2.55 ended up losing over 50% of their money when the stock quickly went back down to $1.05 in less than two weeks.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: The First of Long Island Corporation(FLIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    1ST RES BK EXTO/SH (OTCMKTS:FRSB) and First of Long Island (NASDAQ:FLIC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First of Long Island Corp (NASDAQ:FLIC) hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $21.30 and last traded at $21.60, with a volume of 237 shares. The stock had previously closed at $21.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    First of Long Island (NASDAQ:FLIC) and 1ST RES BK EXTO/SH (OTCMKTS:FRSB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: AxoGen, Inc.(AXGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AxoGen, Inc (NASDAQ:AXGN) – Analysts at William Blair raised their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for AxoGen in a research report issued on Monday, May 14th. William Blair analyst K. Krum now expects that the medical equipment provider will post earnings per share of ($0.04) for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of ($0.05). William Blair currently has a “Outperform” rating on the stock. William Blair also issued estimates for AxoGen’s Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.03) EPS and FY2018 earnings at ($0.25) EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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    Analysts Anticipate AxoGen, Inc (AXGN) Will Announce Earnings of -$0.06 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) The SVP Sales of AxoGen (NASDAQ: AXGN) is Selling Shares (analystratings.com) BRIEF-Axogen Inc Says On May 15, Board Elected CEO Zaderej To Succeed Grooms As Chairman (reuters.com) AxoGen, Inc (AXGN) SVP Shawn F. Mccarrey Sells 10,000 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Global Nerve Repair Biomateria Market Report 2018-2023 -Axogen, Integra, Synovis, Collagen Matrix, Polyganics … (talkdailynews.com)

    AxoGen opened at $43.95 on Monday, Marketbeat reports. AxoGen has a fifty-two week low of $13.95 and a fifty-two week high of $46.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 2.81 and a current ratio of 3.32. The company has a market cap of $1.52 billion, a P/E ratio of -141.77 and a beta of -0.04.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Jefferies started coverage on this biotech/medical technology company with a Buy rating late last year. AxoGen Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN) offers surgical solutions for peripheral nerve injuries. It provides products and education to improve surgical treatment algorithms for peripheral nerve injuries. Its portfolio of products includes Avance Nerve Graft, AxoGuard Nerve Connector, AxoGuard Nerve Protector and Avive Soft Tissue Membrane.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of AxoGen (NASDAQ:AXGN) fell nearly 19% today after the company reported second-quarter 2018 earnings. The healthcare company, which develops and markets surgical solutions for peripheral nerves, actually reported a solid quarter of sales growth compared to the year-ago period. Revenue increased 36% compared to the second quarter of 2017.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AxoGen, Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:AXGN) – Investment analysts at Leerink Swann raised their FY2019 EPS estimates for shares of AxoGen, Inc Common Stock in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, August 21st. Leerink Swann analyst R. Newitter now forecasts that the medical equipment provider will earn ($0.39) per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of ($0.41). Leerink Swann currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $70.00 target price on the stock.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Merck & Company, Inc.(MRK)

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    On Tuesday, BP (BP) , Merck (MRK) , Under Armour (UAA) and Apple (AAPL) will be reporting. Cramer was bullish on all of them, except Apple, where he said this Action Alerts PLUS holding could report a less-than-optimal quarter.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Wednesday was Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) which traded up about 2.55% at $55.12. The stock’s 52-week range is $52.97 to $66.41. Volume was about 30% below the daily average of around 13 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Because statins are so widely used, they’re the most prescribed medicines in the world, and that’s been a bonanza for companies like Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), which developed top-selling cholesterol drug Lipitor, and Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK), which created cholesterol-lowering add-on therapy Zetia.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    BioLine has developed key partnerships with major pharmaceutical companies, which helps bring its drugs to market faster once they have gained some clinical trial success. Two of its biggest partners are Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) and Novartis AG (NYSE: NVS).

  • [By ]

    While immunotherapy has definitely been a revolutionary advance in science and medicine, it has not been the panacea some had hoped for. For one, it’s not a cure. Further, this approach works better for some types of cancers than for others. Merck’s (NYSE: MRK) cancer treatment Keytruda, for instance, is FDA-approved for specific forms and stages of melanoma, lung cancer, neck cancer, classical Hodgkin Lymphoma and a few more — a lot, but still not a universal cure. Sales of Keytruda, however, exceeded $1 billion in the third quarter of 2017, which was reported Oct. 27. (Some missteps from Merck’s closest competitor, Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY), helped too.)

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) shares short decreased to 19.98 million from 20.40 million in the previous period. Its shares were trading at $59.40, in a 52-week range of $52.83 to $66.41.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Apogee Enterprises, Inc.(APOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market performed well on Tuesday, including gains of nearly 200 points for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and similarly positive moves for other major benchmarks. At first glance, decisions from the U.S. and China to impose new tariffs on each other might have seemed like bad news, but investors were pleased that the actual tariff rates on the goods covered by the measures were less severe than initially feared. Even with that as a positive backdrop, some companies weren’t able to avoid bad news that sent their shares lower. Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG), and General Mills (NYSE:GIS) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Money Morning Special Situation Strategist Tim Melvin provides his latest list of stocks that will help you get rich… and stay rich. Check them out right here.

    Stocks to Watch Today: V, MA, AAPL, GOOGL
    Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) and Mastercard Inc. (NYSE: MA) are under the microscope this morning. Both payment processing giants have signed a settlement agreement over a merchant lawsuit filed back in 2005, but originally settled in 2012 over merchant swiping fees. Visa will pay an additional $600 million to the original settlement. Mastercard will pay an additional $108 million. Although President Trump plans to hit China with new tariffs, at least one company won’t face the full cost: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). According to reports, the Apple Watch is among a list of consumer tech gadgets that will receive exemptions from the latest round of tariffs on imports. Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) announced it will install its Android operating system into automobiles manufactured by Nissan, Mitsubishi, and Renault. The operating system – set for distribution in 2021 – will include Google Maps, Google Assistant, and Google Play. The three manufacturers combined sold 10.6 million vehicles in 2017. Look for earnings reports from AutoZone Inc. (NYSE: AZO), General Mills Inc. (NYSE: GIS), Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRL), and Apogee Enterprises Inc. (Nasdaq: APOG).

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    Engaged Capital’s Glenn Welling plans shortly to launch an activist campaign at Apogee Enterprises Inc. (APOG) , a maker of glass and non-residential construction products for skyscrapers, a person familiar with the situation told Orol.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The price of Bitcoin surged more than 17% to top $8,000 in a rapid move that surprised many investors this morning. The sudden rally appears to be the result of a short squeeze, according to CNBC contributor Brian Kelly. This means that investors who had been betting on a decline in the price of the world’s largest cryptocurrency had been forced to jump back and buy the currency again. A lot of people have been betting on a decline in the price of Bitcoin heading toward the April 17 tax deadline. The expectation is that many people will need to sell their Bitcoin in order to raise cash to meet tax obligations. Here’s our latest daily insight on why the Bitcoin bear market may end very soon.
    Markets gains have been capped by concerns about the latest news out of the Federal Reserve. On Wednesday, minutes from the Fed’s most recent meeting indicated that policy makers are prepared to raise interest rates several more times in the coming months in order to stave off concerns about inflation.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: BLK, FB, DAL
    Shares of BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) are on the move after the company reported earnings before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $6.70. Analysts projected the firm would report EPS of $6.45 on top of $3.28 billion in revenue. The firm topped revenue expectations. The firm noted that an increase in its consulting fees and the recent tax reform bill helped bolster its profitability by 27%.
    The stock of Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has climbed more than 6% since Tuesday. Investors cheered the testimony of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who appeared before Congress for two days to discuss his company’s privacy policies. The CEO and his firm have been under intense scrutiny since news broke that 87 million user accounts had been accessed without permission by consulting firm Cambridge Analytica during the 2016 election season. The firm had ties to President Trump’s campaign.
    Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) reported ea

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc.(BRG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Bluerock Residential Growth REIT (NASDAQ:BRG) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bluerock Residential Growth REIT earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 47.1792961215955 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    A number of research analysts have commented on BRG shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 15th. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 target price on shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $11.17.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bluerock Residential Growth REIT Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN:BRG) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,697,945 shares, a decrease of 7.7% from the August 15th total of 1,840,022 shares. Approximately 7.2% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 110,334 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 15.4 days.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Valmont Industries, Inc.(VMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Schroder Investment Management Group cut its stake in Valmont Industries (NYSE:VMI) by 1.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 689,795 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 9,086 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group owned approximately 3.06% of Valmont Industries worth $100,917,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Alps Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE:VMI) in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 3,686 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $611,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Valmont Industries (VMI)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rhumbline Advisers reduced its stake in Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE:VMI) by 1.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 41,597 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 598 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned 0.19% of Valmont Industries worth $6,271,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    A number of analysts have recently commented on VMI shares. Boenning Scattergood restated a “hold” rating on shares of Valmont Industries in a report on Wednesday, October 24th. ValuEngine upgraded Valmont Industries from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Valmont Industries from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 5th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $165.00.

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What happened

After the Food and Drug Administration greenlit the use of software that can suspend insulin when its insulin pump is used in conjunction with DexCom’s (NASDAQ:DXCM) continuous glucose monitor (CGM), shares of Tandem Diabetes Care (NASDAQ:TNDM) are rallying 10.2% at 12:45 p.m. EDT on Friday.

So what

Historically, diabetes patients can spend up to 70% of their day outside their desired blood glucose range, and as a result, they’re at risk of seeing their disease progress to a point where it causes life-threatening complications.

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In a bid to better control blood sugar levels, doctors and patients are increasingly embracing monitors that can track blood sugar levels in real time and pumps that provide background insulin. The use of these systems together can conceivably automate insulin dosing. However, software that can predict future blood sugar levels to avoid the risk of hypoglycemia, or ultra-low levels of blood sugar that can be life-threatening, is necessary for that to happen.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Echo Global Logistics, Inc.(ECHO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Echo Global Logistics Inc  (NASDAQ:ECHO)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 06, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Koch Industries Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO) in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 11,361 shares of the transportation company’s stock, valued at approximately $314,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Forward Air (NASDAQ: FWRD) and Echo Global Logistics (NASDAQ:ECHO) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Shutterfly Inc.(SFLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $91.50.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    American Century Companies Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY) by 208.9% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 324,834 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 219,679 shares during the quarter. American Century Companies Inc. owned about 0.98% of Shutterfly worth $29,245,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Shutterfly (SFLY)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY) insider Lisa Blackwood-Kapral sold 3,742 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.26, for a total transaction of $173,104.92. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 1,625 shares in the company, valued at approximately $75,172.50. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: AxoGen, Inc.(AXGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System boosted its holdings in AxoGen, Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:AXGN) by 17.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 23,103 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 3,490 shares during the quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System owned 0.06% of AxoGen, Inc Common Stock worth $1,161,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AxoGen, Inc (NASDAQ:AXGN) – Analysts at William Blair raised their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for AxoGen in a research report issued on Monday, May 14th. William Blair analyst K. Krum now expects that the medical equipment provider will post earnings per share of ($0.04) for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of ($0.05). William Blair currently has a “Outperform” rating on the stock. William Blair also issued estimates for AxoGen’s Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.03) EPS and FY2018 earnings at ($0.25) EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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    Analysts Anticipate AxoGen, Inc (AXGN) Will Announce Earnings of -$0.06 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) The SVP Sales of AxoGen (NASDAQ: AXGN) is Selling Shares (analystratings.com) BRIEF-Axogen Inc Says On May 15, Board Elected CEO Zaderej To Succeed Grooms As Chairman (reuters.com) AxoGen, Inc (AXGN) SVP Shawn F. Mccarrey Sells 10,000 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Global Nerve Repair Biomateria Market Report 2018-2023 -Axogen, Integra, Synovis, Collagen Matrix, Polyganics … (talkdailynews.com)

    AxoGen opened at $43.95 on Monday, Marketbeat reports. AxoGen has a fifty-two week low of $13.95 and a fifty-two week high of $46.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 2.81 and a current ratio of 3.32. The company has a market cap of $1.52 billion, a P/E ratio of -141.77 and a beta of -0.04.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: NIC Inc.(EGOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of NIC Inc. (NASDAQ:EGOV) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $18.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about NIC (NASDAQ:EGOV) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. NIC earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the software maker an impact score of 44.2220263592641 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    NIC Inc. (NASDAQ:EGOV) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the ten research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have assigned a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $18.00.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    NIC (NASDAQ:EGOV), a provider of specialty software services primarily focused on government agencies, reported its fourth-quarter results last week. Revenue and net income both took a step back during the quarter due to the loss of revenue from its largest customer.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    NIC (NASDAQ:EGOV), a leading provider of digital government services, reported its second-quarter results on Aug. 1. Increased usage of the company’s services helped drive modest revenue growth during the quarter. Management took full advantage of the increased scale, which drove a 31% gain on the bottom line.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of NIC (NASDAQ:EGOV) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note published on Friday morning.

    Several other research firms also recently commented on EGOV. Zacks Investment Research downgraded NIC from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Monday, January 8th. ValuEngine downgraded NIC from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Barrington Research restated a hold rating on shares of NIC in a report on Monday, April 30th. TheStreet downgraded NIC from a b- rating to a c rating in a report on Thursday, March 8th. Finally, Loop Capital decreased their price objective on NIC to $14.00 and set a hold rating for the company in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $18.33.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Live Ventures Incorporated(LIVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Live Ventures (NASDAQ: LIVE) and PennantPark Investment (NASDAQ:PNNT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Live Stars (CURRENCY:LIVE) traded up 2.3% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 23:00 PM Eastern on June 25th. Over the last seven days, Live Stars has traded down 10.1% against the dollar. One Live Stars token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0249 or 0.00000400 BTC on major exchanges. Live Stars has a total market cap of $990,922.00 and $25,651.00 worth of Live Stars was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc.(ACRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Aclaris Therapeutics (ACRS)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Aclaris Therapeutics (ACRS)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Aclaris Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ACRS) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has issued a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $46.00.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Fifth Street Asset Management Inc.(FSAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fifth Street Asset Management (OTCMKTS:FSAM) and U.S. Global Investors (NASDAQ:GROW) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fifth Street Asset Management (OTCMKTS: FSAM) and Triangle Capital (NYSE:TCAP) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Colliers International Group Inc. (CIGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Colliers International Group Inc (NASDAQ:CIGI) (TSE:CIGI) shares hit a new 52-week high on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $80.95 and last traded at $80.95, with a volume of 604 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $80.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Colliers International Group (NASDAQ:CIGI) (TSE:CIGI) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Seritage Growth Properties Class A (NYSE: SRG) and Colliers International Group (NASDAQ:CIGI) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Colliers International Group (CIGI)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Colliers International Gr (NASDAQ: CIGI) and Getty Realty (NYSE:GTY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Colliers International Group Inc (NASDAQ:CIGI) (TSE:CIGI) have been given an average rating of “Buy” by the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $79.75.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: CIM Commercial Trust Corporation(CMCT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Crowd Machine (CURRENCY:CMCT) traded down 3.1% against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 18:00 PM ET on February 2nd. One Crowd Machine token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0023 or 0.00000066 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Bancor Network, BitForex, Bittrex and HitBTC. During the last seven days, Crowd Machine has traded down 41.4% against the U.S. dollar. Crowd Machine has a total market capitalization of $1.09 million and approximately $553,701.00 worth of Crowd Machine was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Jack Delaney]

    CIM Commercial Trust Corp. (NYSE: CMCT) acquires, owns, and operates office properties in the United States.

    It has a portfolio of more than 100 buildings that is valued at a combined $25 billion, according to BizJournals.com.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CIM Commercial Trust (NASDAQ:CMCT) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Saturday.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Western Asset Municipal Partners Fund, Inc.(MNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Fiera Capital Corp grew its holdings in shares of Western Asset Municipal Partners Fnd Inc (NYSE:MNP) by 46.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 196,895 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 62,761 shares during the quarter. Fiera Capital Corp’s holdings in Western Asset Municipal Partners Fnd were worth $2,780,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Western Asset Municipal Partners Fnd (NYSE:MNP) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Western Asset Municipal Partners Fnd earned a media sentiment score of 0.38 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.9266470312802 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.

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Marcus & Millichap Inc (NYSE:MMI) major shareholder Phoenix Investments Holdings L sold 3,000 shares of Marcus & Millichap stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.27, for a total transaction of $120,810.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 16,532,215 shares in the company, valued at approximately $665,752,298.05. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Scana Corporation(SCG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) which rose over 22% to $47.71. The stock’s 52-week range is $37.10 to $73.81. Volume was about 19 million compared to its average volume of 2 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) which traded down roughly 5% at $41.13. The stock’s 52-week range is $37.10 to $71.28. Volume was 3.5 million, compared with the daily average of 3 million shares.

  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP®, Neha Chamaria, and Matthew DiLallo]

    Granted, Dominion Energy’s payout of around 70% is at the higher end, but it shouldn’t be tough for the utility to maintain dividends given the highly regulated nature of its revenue. Of late, the market has been concerned about a couple of developments, including Dominion’s impending acquisition of SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) and its planned funding route that is now in the reworks because of regulatory changes.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas cut its stake in shares of SCANA Co. (NYSE:SCG) by 8.3% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 27,484 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 2,503 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in SCANA were worth $1,059,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of SCANA Co. (NYSE:SCG) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have issued a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $43.75.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: PDF Solutions Inc.(PDFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    FlipHTML5 Page Flip PDF Turns Social Media Accounts Into Compelling Ones (digitaljournal.com) $23.10 Million in Sales Expected for PDF Solutions, Inc. (PDFS) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) PDF Solutions, Inc. (PDFS) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.06 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Basware introduces a ‘Smart PDF’ invoice (itwire.com) ActivePDF Brings Redaction to Businesses, Improving Privacy, Security,… (virtual-strategy.com)

    A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on PDFS shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 16th. DA Davidson cut their price target on shares of PDF Solutions to $26.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, February 16th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of PDF Solutions from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, May 3rd. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $22.00.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    PDF Solutions Inc  (NASDAQ:PDFS)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 14, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report released on Tuesday.

    PDFS has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded PDF Solutions from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. BidaskClub upgraded PDF Solutions from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. Finally, DA Davidson reduced their price objective on PDF Solutions to $26.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $22.00.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: ADTRAN Inc.(ADTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Friday . Approximately 1,051,552 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 134% from the previous session’s volume of 450,057 shares.The stock last traded at $18.60 and had previously closed at $18.50.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on ADTRAN (ADTN)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ADTRAN (NASDAQ: ADTN) and One Horizon Group (NASDAQ:OHGI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of ADTRAN (NASDAQ:ADTN) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

    Several other analysts have also issued reports on ADTN. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of ADTRAN from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $19.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 9th. Needham & Company LLC decreased their price target on shares of ADTRAN from $18.00 to $17.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 18th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. ValuEngine lowered shares of ADTRAN from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 17th. Northland Securities set a $24.00 price target on shares of ADTRAN and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, December 20th. Finally, MKM Partners decreased their price target on shares of ADTRAN to $17.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, December 20th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $17.50.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the eleven ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $19.38.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: U.S. Bancorp(USB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Warren Buffett’s penchant for picking great stocks for Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) portfolio makes his quarterly stock picks must-know news for every long-term investor. Luckily, Buffett is required to file a 13F report with the Securities and Exchange Commission every quarter showing what he’s been buying, and that makes following in his footsteps easier. Last quarter, his top buys were U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE:TEVA). Should you buy these stocks for your portfolio, too?

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Indiana Trust & Investment Management CO acquired a new stake in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund acquired 14,613 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $731,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Investors bought shares of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) on weakness during trading on Friday. $366.36 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $39.37 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $326.99 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, U.S. Bancorp had the 21st highest net in-flow for the day. U.S. Bancorp traded down ($0.21) for the day and closed at $55.14

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

    Several other analysts also recently commented on USB. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $57.00 target price on U.S. Bancorp and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a hold rating and set a $56.00 price target on shares of U.S. Bancorp in a research note on Thursday, April 5th. Citigroup upgraded U.S. Bancorp from a neutral rating to a buy rating and set a $58.00 price target for the company in a research note on Friday, May 11th. Morgan Stanley cut their price target on U.S. Bancorp from $61.00 to $57.00 and set an underweight rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, April 19th. Finally, Vining Sparks reiterated a buy rating and set a $61.00 price target on shares of U.S. Bancorp in a research note on Friday, April 6th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. U.S. Bancorp presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $58.38.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Twin Tree Management LP trimmed its holdings in shares of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) by 89.9% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 2,301 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 20,453 shares during the period. Twin Tree Management LP’s holdings in U.S. Bancorp were worth $116,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: CRB Futures Index(CR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DA Davidson set a $111.00 price target on Crane (NYSE:CR) in a research report released on Friday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the conglomerate’s stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Crane (CR)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Crew Energy (TSE:CR) had its price objective lowered by equities research analysts at Canaccord Genuity from C$4.50 to C$4.00 in a report issued on Tuesday. Canaccord Genuity’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 101.01% from the stock’s previous close.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Endocyte, Inc.(ECYT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Shares of Innovate Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INNT), Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARWR), and Endocyte (NASDAQ:ECYT) have more than tripled in the first six months of 2018. What caused these biotech stocks to skyrocket — and are they still buys now?  

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Endocyte (NASDAQ:ECYT) is set to release its earnings data after the market closes on Monday, May 7th. Analysts expect Endocyte to post earnings of ($0.19) per share for the quarter.

  • [By ]

    Exploding biotech names are nothing new to this bull market. You might recall the headline swirling around Endocyte Inc. (NASDAQ:ECYT) as it posted one-day gains of more than 150% during the fourth quarter. The triple-digit move was sparked by a licensing agreement for the firm’s phase 3 prostate cancer drug. Now, these moves are becoming almost commonplace.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECYT) gapped up prior to trading on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $16.70, but opened at $18.00. Endocyte shares last traded at $19.49, with a volume of 145358 shares changing hands.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Endocyte Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a secondary offering. In most cases where a company does this, we see the stock drop. However, in this case investors are cheering Endocyte and its secondary offering.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Endocyte (ECYT)

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: BGC Partners, Inc.(BGCP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    LPL Financial (NASDAQ: LPLA) and BGC Partners (NASDAQ:BGCP) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and profitability.

  • [By ]

    BGC Partners (BGCP) : “We’re in a market where Goldman Sachs (GS) got slammed. I’m going with them.”

    Ecolab (ECL) : “That’s a terrific situation that I want you to buy more of if it comes down.”

  • [By ]

    Cramer was bearish on BGC Partners (BGCP) , Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) , Sterling Construction Co. Inc.  (STRL) and B&G Foods (BGS) .

    Search Jim Cramer’s “Mad Money” trading recommendations using our exclusive “Mad Money” Stock Screener.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: AxoGen, Inc.(AXGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System boosted its holdings in AxoGen, Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:AXGN) by 17.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 23,103 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 3,490 shares during the quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System owned 0.06% of AxoGen, Inc Common Stock worth $1,161,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AxoGen, Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:AXGN) – Investment analysts at Leerink Swann raised their FY2019 EPS estimates for shares of AxoGen, Inc Common Stock in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, August 21st. Leerink Swann analyst R. Newitter now forecasts that the medical equipment provider will earn ($0.39) per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of ($0.41). Leerink Swann currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $70.00 target price on the stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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    Analysts Anticipate AxoGen, Inc (AXGN) Will Announce Earnings of -$0.06 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) The SVP Sales of AxoGen (NASDAQ: AXGN) is Selling Shares (analystratings.com) BRIEF-Axogen Inc Says On May 15, Board Elected CEO Zaderej To Succeed Grooms As Chairman (reuters.com) AxoGen, Inc (AXGN) SVP Shawn F. Mccarrey Sells 10,000 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Global Nerve Repair Biomateria Market Report 2018-2023 -Axogen, Integra, Synovis, Collagen Matrix, Polyganics … (talkdailynews.com)

    AxoGen opened at $43.95 on Monday, Marketbeat reports. AxoGen has a fifty-two week low of $13.95 and a fifty-two week high of $46.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 2.81 and a current ratio of 3.32. The company has a market cap of $1.52 billion, a P/E ratio of -141.77 and a beta of -0.04.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Lowe’s Companies Inc.(LOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Douglass: Right. Let’s talk briefly about, we’ve talked about the home sector as this big thing. Let’s break that down a little bit, what the kind of general different ways of thinking about an approach in the home sector are. Obviously, you’ve got your direct homebuilders. We’ll get more into specifics on all these after the break. You’ve got your home builders, the folks who actually build homes. You’ve also got the Home Depots (NYSE:HD) and Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW) of the world, who are good about the home maintenance and things like that. That’s been another big part. Then you also have …

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Image source: Getty Images.

    Two case studies in dividend growth investing: 1. Lowes (NYSE:LOW)

    To illustrate the power of dividend growth stocks, we’ll take a closer look at a home improvement giant Lowes, which has an impressive dividend history. The company, which has paid dividends since it came public in 1961, has earned the title of Dividend King after having raised its payout for 54 consecutive years. That steadily growing dividend has helped Lowes vastly outperform the S&P 500. Over the last decade alone, Lowes produced a total return of more than 315% while the S&P 500’s total return has been just over 135%.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Unlike rival Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW), Home Depot is done expanding its store base, and so its comparable-store sales metric, describing sales at existing locations, is the key growth figure to follow. That rate is expected to slow to about 5% in 2018 from last year’s scorching 7% result. But management may update that target on Tuesday to reflect the latest demand trends. Lowe’s current forecast calls for a more modest 3.5% comps improvement this year.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware acquired a new stake in Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm acquired 40,076 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock, valued at approximately $3,517,000.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    GenWealth Group Inc. grew its position in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:DIA) by 1.4% in the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 44,725 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 639 shares during the quarter. SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust accounts for about 5.5% of GenWealth Group Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 9th largest position. GenWealth Group Inc. owned 0.05% of SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust worth $11,967,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    If you put $10,000 of your retirement savings into the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE Arca: DIA) in March 2009, you’d be sitting on $34,447 today.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Through Tom’s various strategies, followers had the chance to pocket gains of 195.36% in 16 days on Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN), 193.39% in 16 days on SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSE Arca: GLD), 100% in eight days on International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), and even 248.42% in 17 days on SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE Arca: DIA).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Traders bought shares of SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:DIA) on weakness during trading hours on Thursday. $242.64 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $212.95 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $29.69 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust had the 29th highest net in-flow for the day. SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust traded down ($0.64) for the day and closed at $255.16

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC lessened its position in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:DIA) by 90.5% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 1,526 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 14,566 shares during the period. Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC’s holdings in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust were worth $368,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    Year-to-date, the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE: DIA), the largest exchange traded fund tracking the Dow, is up 0.6 percent, including dividends paid.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019

On May 15, I finally did something that I had hoped that I’d never do: I put in a market order in to sell the entirety of my stake in chip giant Intel (NASDAQ:INTC). Within an instant, a position that I’d started building in 2012 and added substantially to in 2013 was gone. 

Intel is a company that I wanted to own for Warren Buffett’s ideal holding period: forever. But, after careful consideration, I decided that this wasn’t a stock that I wanted in my portfolio any longer.

Image source: Intel.

Here’s why.

Some background

Although Intel’s financial execution over the last few years has been solid, deeper down the company’s technology execution has been quite poor.

To understand what I’m talking about when I say that Intel’s technology execution has been poor, I need to explain some basic concepts. 

A computer processor, such as the one that’s powering the device that you’re reading this on, is ultimately judged by the following criteria: 

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Ryerson Holding Corporation(RYI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the materials shares rose 0.49 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Ryerson Holding Corporation (NYSE: RYI), up 11 percent, and Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) up 10 percent.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This top small-cap play could make sense for more aggressive accounts. Ryerson Holdings Inc. (NYSE: RYI) offers a line of stainless steel, aluminum, carbon steel and alloy steels, as well as nickel and red metals in various shapes and forms, including coils, sheets, rounds, hexagons, square and flat bars, plates, structurals and tubings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ryerson (RYI)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ryerson (RYI)

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  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Ryerson
    This is a top small-cap play that could make sense for more aggressive accounts. Ryerson Holdings Inc. (NYSE: RYI) offers a line of stainless steel, aluminum, carbon steel and alloy steels, as well as nickel and red metals in various shapes and forms, including coils, sheets, square and flat bars, plates and tubing.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: AxoGen, Inc.(AXGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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    Analysts Anticipate AxoGen, Inc (AXGN) Will Announce Earnings of -$0.06 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) The SVP Sales of AxoGen (NASDAQ: AXGN) is Selling Shares (analystratings.com) BRIEF-Axogen Inc Says On May 15, Board Elected CEO Zaderej To Succeed Grooms As Chairman (reuters.com) AxoGen, Inc (AXGN) SVP Shawn F. Mccarrey Sells 10,000 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Global Nerve Repair Biomateria Market Report 2018-2023 -Axogen, Integra, Synovis, Collagen Matrix, Polyganics … (talkdailynews.com)

    AxoGen opened at $43.95 on Monday, Marketbeat reports. AxoGen has a fifty-two week low of $13.95 and a fifty-two week high of $46.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 2.81 and a current ratio of 3.32. The company has a market cap of $1.52 billion, a P/E ratio of -141.77 and a beta of -0.04.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AxoGen, Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:AXGN) – Investment analysts at Leerink Swann raised their FY2019 EPS estimates for shares of AxoGen, Inc Common Stock in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, August 21st. Leerink Swann analyst R. Newitter now forecasts that the medical equipment provider will earn ($0.39) per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of ($0.41). Leerink Swann currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $70.00 target price on the stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AxoGen, Inc (NASDAQ:AXGN) – Analysts at William Blair raised their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for AxoGen in a research report issued on Monday, May 14th. William Blair analyst K. Krum now expects that the medical equipment provider will post earnings per share of ($0.04) for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of ($0.05). William Blair currently has a “Outperform” rating on the stock. William Blair also issued estimates for AxoGen’s Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.03) EPS and FY2018 earnings at ($0.25) EPS.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Jefferies started coverage on this biotech/medical technology company with a Buy rating late last year. AxoGen Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN) offers surgical solutions for peripheral nerve injuries. It provides products and education to improve surgical treatment algorithms for peripheral nerve injuries. Its portfolio of products includes Avance Nerve Graft, AxoGuard Nerve Connector, AxoGuard Nerve Protector and Avive Soft Tissue Membrane.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Swiss National Bank lifted its stake in AxoGen, Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:AXGN) by 5.7% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 52,200 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,800 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned about 0.14% of AxoGen, Inc Common Stock worth $2,623,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System boosted its holdings in AxoGen, Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:AXGN) by 17.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 23,103 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 3,490 shares during the quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System owned 0.06% of AxoGen, Inc Common Stock worth $1,161,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Flushing Financial Corporation(FFIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Flushing Financial (NASDAQ:FFIC) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

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

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Synopsys, Inc.(SNPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Synopsys (NASDAQ:SNPS) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallAug. 22, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) which traded up over 6% at $100.70. The stock’s 52-week range is $77.91 to $101.76. Volume was about 4 million compared to the daily average volume of nearly 1 million.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Royal London Asset Management Ltd. purchased a new stake in Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 60,026 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,137,000.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Synopsys (NASDAQ:SNPS) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 23, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Advance Auto Parts Inc(AAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Shares of Advanced Auto Parts (NYSE:AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider for professional installers and do-it-yourself consumers, are up 8% as of 3:25 p.m. EDT Tuesday after a strong second-quarter result. In fact, the company’s strong earnings result even boosted the share price of its competitors: AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) popped more than 5% during early afternoon trading, and O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) also logged a smaller 3% gain.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Advance Auto Parts Inc. (NYSE: AAP) is scheduled to share its quarterly report early on Tuesday. The consensus estimates are $1.85 in EPS on revenue of $2.27 billion. Shares were last seen trading at $146.35. The stock has a 52-week range of $78.81 to $148.70, and the consensus price target is $135.13.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) which rose 4% to $114.21. The stock’s 52-week range is $78.81 to $158.59. Volume was nearly 2 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.5 million.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: VALE S.A.(VALE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Next up, the Justice Department has formally charged Huawei with a list of crimes that include stealing trade secrets from T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) as well as bank and wire fraud. And while China will have the telecom and smartphone giant’s back, there’s probably no way this ends well. Finally, after last week’s Brumadinho dam disaster, which spilled 3 million gallons of contaminated mining waste, destroyed a town, and killed at least 65 people in Brazil, Vale (NYSE:VALE) shareholders have to be asking themselves if the company is doomed.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) gapped down before the market opened on Monday . The stock had previously closed at $13.11, but opened at $12.82. Vale shares last traded at $12.49, with a volume of 13924600 shares.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Wheaton first took the gold leap in 2013 when it struck an agreement with mining giant Vale (NYSE:VALE) to buy 25% of the gold produced from its Salobo mine in Brazil for the life of mine, as well as 70% of the gold produced from its Sudbury mines in Canada for a 20-year term. Wheaton paid $1.9 billion to Vale in addition to stock warrants for the deal.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Brookfield Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 40,493 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $515,000.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    In June Wheaton announced that it had purchased a cobalt stream from giant miner Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) for an up-front payment of $390 million. Starting in 2021 Wheaton will receive 42.4% of the Voisey’s Bay mine’s cobalt production until certain production targets are met, at which point it will receive half that amount. Wheaton’s cost will be pegged at 18% of the spot price for cobalt until certain financial targets are met, and will become 22% thereafter. Cobalt is a byproduct at this mine, which primarily produces nickel. Vale is using the cash to expand the mine, with a production ramp-up expected in 2021. 

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Galapagos NV(GLPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephen Mack]

    Our investing experts have made some tremendous picks over the last several years, outperforming the S&P 500 by 100%, 200%, or even as much as 700% in the case of Money Morning Executive Editor Bill Patalon’s 2012 pick of Galapagos NV (Nasdaq: GLPG).

  • [By Keith Speights]

    When it comes to treating cystic fibrosis (CF), you have Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX) and, well, that’s pretty much it. However, Galapagos (NASDAQ:GLPG) still hopes to challenge Vertex in the CF market in the not-too-distant future. The clinical-stage biotech also could soon have a big winner outside of the CF indication.

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Keith Speights, and Sean Williams]

    Around 44,000 CF patients have gene mutations that are addressable by Vertex’s current drugs. The company is moving forward with several late-stage studies of new triple-drug combinations that hold the potential to treat another 24,000 CF patients. While AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) and Galapagos (NASDAQ:GLPG) are also developing triple-drug CF combos, Vertex has a clear head start.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: First Choice Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (FCHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    First Choice Healthcare Solutions (OTCMKTS: FCHS) and Enzo Biochem (NYSE:ENZ) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [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 Max Byerly]

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

  • [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 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: GSE Systems, Inc.(GVP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    GSE Systems (NYSEAMERICAN:GVP) SVP Daniel Warren Pugh sold 4,400 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.75, for a total value of $16,500.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 51,613 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $193,548.75. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation(WMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capit (NYSE:WMC) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Wednesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lincoln National Corp acquired a new position in Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp (NYSE:WMC) during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund acquired 11,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $115,000.

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019

Gerardo Del Real, a leading metals and mining expert, recently launched the Resource Stock Digest. In December, he had rare opportunity to interview the legendary James Dines.

Gerardo Del Real: This is Gerardo Del Real for Resource Stock Digest. I have a real treat for you today. Joining me today is the legendary Mr. James Dines. Mr. Dines is the editor of The Dines Letter. He’s also authored several books including Goldbug!, Technical Analysis, Secrets of High States, and Mass Psychology.

Mr. Dines has a legendary record in the investment community. His contrarian approach to investment analysis has led Mr. Dines to accurately forecast trends for many decades, from the unexpected gold boom of 1974, to the internet revolution of 1996, Mr. Dines has consistently gone against the grain and delivered gains that have been passed down for generations.

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019: Exelixis, Inc.(EXEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. raised its holdings in Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL) by 26.6% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 3,562,369 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 747,398 shares during the quarter. Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. owned 1.20% of Exelixis worth $78,906,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA) fell 23.4 percent to $5.25 in pre-market trading after a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.48 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.
    Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) fell 14 percent to $13.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat Q2 earnings and lowered FY18 organic growth guidance.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 13.2 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly results.
    Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC) shares fell 10.7 percent to $14.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 8.50 percent on Wednesday.
    BT Group plc (NYSE: BT) fell 9 percent to $14.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q4 results and announced plans to cut 13,000 jobs over the next three years.
    Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEL) fell 8.3 percent to $19.90 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that IMblaze370 Phase 3 pivotal trial of atezolizumab and cobimetinib in patients with heavily pretreated locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer did not meet primary endpoint.
    Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ: INFN) fell 8.2 percent to $10.80 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Synaptics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) shares fell 7.4 percent to $43.00 in pre-market trading. Synaptics reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ: GOLD) shares fell 7.4 percent to $76.23 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 earnings.
    Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART) shares fell 7 percent to $59.36 in pre-market trading. Integra LifeSciences priced its 5.25 million share public offering of common stock at $58.50 per share.
    Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRY) shares fell 6.9 percent to $12.75 in pre-m

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report released on Friday.

    EXEL has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Cann restated a buy rating and set a $40.00 price objective on shares of Exelixis in a research note on Wednesday, May 30th. ValuEngine lowered Exelixis from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note on Friday, May 11th. William Blair reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Exelixis in a report on Wednesday, April 11th. Oppenheimer raised Exelixis from a market perform rating to an outperform rating and set a $40.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reduced their target price on Exelixis from $30.00 to $29.00 and set a hold rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, May 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $32.80.

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc.(RMCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF) and Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF) and Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019: EPAM Systems, Inc.(EPAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its position in EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM) by 4.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 360,326 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 14,329 shares during the quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in EPAM Systems were worth $41,265,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Constant advances in technology require companies of all sizes to make efforts to keep up and take maximum advantage of new capabilities before competitors do. That puts companies like EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM) in a great position, because the resulting demand for IT services is constant and growing. EPAM did a good job of fulfilling its potential for strong growth in 2017, and the IT services specialist has high hopes that 2018 will bring even more gains.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    33 Top US Companies Short-Listed in 10 categories for USA-Europe Shared Services Awards, June 20th, New York (benzinga.com) Alexion SmartPanel Developed in Partnership With EPAM Wins Judges’ Prize in the 2018 Bio-IT World Best Practices … (globenewswire.com) Alexion SmartPanel Developed in Partnership With EPAM Wins Judges Prize in the 2018 Bio-IT World Best Practices Awards (finance.yahoo.com) Financial Review: NTT DATA Corp/ADR (NTDTY) and EPAM Systems (EPAM) (americanbankingnews.com) What is RPA? A revolution in business process automation (computerworld.com.au)

    A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised EPAM Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $132.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. Needham & Company LLC lifted their price objective on EPAM Systems to $130.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $135.00 price objective (up from $105.00) on shares of EPAM Systems in a research note on Friday, February 16th. ValuEngine raised EPAM Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $132.00 price objective (up from $123.00) on shares of EPAM Systems in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $125.25.

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019: 21Vianet Group, Inc.(VNET)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    21Vianet Group (NASDAQ:VNET) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    21Vianet Group (NASDAQ: VNET) and 58.com (NYSE:WUBA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [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 Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares jumped 113.5 percent to $0.6737 after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares rose 35.34 percent to close at $3.32.
    Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW) shares gained 30.36 percent to $3.65.
    Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: XTNT) shares jumped 25.6 percent to $7.4701 after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for InTice™-C Porous Titanium Cervical Interbody System.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares surged 20 percent to $2.495.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) surged 17.04 percent to $2.61.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 15 percent to $8.32 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the development of next generation interactive educational activities.
    Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) gained 15 percent to $3.39.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 13.7 percent to $49.64. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    FRONTEO, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTEO) shares rose 11.8 percent to $20.956.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares jumped 11.1 percent to $3.38.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) rose 10.6 percent to $7.41.
    NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) shares gained 9 percent to $2.32.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) rose 7.6 percent to $24.19. Northcoast Research upgraded Kelly Services from Neutral to Buy.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares climbed 5.6 percent to $33.70. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX) gained 5.5 percent to $32.56. KeyBanc upgraded Alteryx from Sector Weight to Overweight.
    Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019: Sanderson Farms Inc.(SAFM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the thirteen brokerages that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have assigned a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $111.75.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday morning, the consumer staples shares surged 0.17 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included CV Sciences, Inc. (OTC: CVSI), up 6 percent, and Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) up 5 percent.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA cut its position in Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) by 71.5% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 20,286 shares of the company’s stock after selling 51,010 shares during the quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA’s holdings in Sanderson Farms were worth $2,415,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the thirteen research firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have given a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $111.75.

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019: Sun Life Financial Inc.(SLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sentry Investments Corp. grew its holdings in Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) (TSE:SLF) by 2.3% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 531,100 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 11,900 shares during the quarter. Sentry Investments Corp.’s holdings in Sun Life Financial were worth $28,101,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sun Life Financial (NYSE: SLF) and Scor (OTCMKTS:SCRYY) are both finance 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.

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019: Citizens Financial Group, Inc.(CFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) insider Randall J. Black sold 792 shares of Citizens Financial Group stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.49, for a total value of $32,860.08. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 34,258 shares in the company, valued at $1,421,364.42. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Citizens Financial Group (CFG)

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  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE: CFG) shares were down Tuesday, dragged by macro concerns following the rise in Italian sovereign debt yields and a 14-basis point decline in the 10-year U.S. treasury yield.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    M&T Bank Corp lowered its stake in Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) by 38.5% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 52,349 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 32,830 shares during the quarter. M&T Bank Corp’s holdings in Citizens Financial Group were worth $2,198,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019: AxoGen, Inc.(AXGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AxoGen, Inc (NASDAQ:AXGN) – Analysts at William Blair raised their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for AxoGen in a research report issued on Monday, May 14th. William Blair analyst K. Krum now expects that the medical equipment provider will post earnings per share of ($0.04) for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of ($0.05). William Blair currently has a “Outperform” rating on the stock. William Blair also issued estimates for AxoGen’s Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.03) EPS and FY2018 earnings at ($0.25) EPS.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Jefferies started coverage on this top biotech/medtech firm last year with a Buy rating. AxoGen Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN) offers surgical solutions for peripheral nerve injuries. It provides products and education to improve surgical treatment algorithms for peripheral nerve injuries. Its portfolio of products includes Avance Nerve Graft, AxoGuard Nerve Connector, AxoGuard Nerve Protector and Avive Soft Tissue Membrane.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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    Analysts Anticipate AxoGen, Inc (AXGN) Will Announce Earnings of -$0.06 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) The SVP Sales of AxoGen (NASDAQ: AXGN) is Selling Shares (analystratings.com) BRIEF-Axogen Inc Says On May 15, Board Elected CEO Zaderej To Succeed Grooms As Chairman (reuters.com) AxoGen, Inc (AXGN) SVP Shawn F. Mccarrey Sells 10,000 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Global Nerve Repair Biomateria Market Report 2018-2023 -Axogen, Integra, Synovis, Collagen Matrix, Polyganics … (talkdailynews.com)

    AxoGen opened at $43.95 on Monday, Marketbeat reports. AxoGen has a fifty-two week low of $13.95 and a fifty-two week high of $46.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 2.81 and a current ratio of 3.32. The company has a market cap of $1.52 billion, a P/E ratio of -141.77 and a beta of -0.04.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is another biotech/medical technology that Jefferies started coverage on with a Buy rating late last year. AxoGen Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN) offers surgical solutions for peripheral nerve injuries. The Company provides products and education to improve surgical treatment algorithms for peripheral nerve injuries. Its portfolio of products includes Avance Nerve Graft, AxoGuard Nerve Connector, AxoGuard Nerve Protector and Avive Soft Tissue Membrane.

Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019: Landstar System, Inc.(LSTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Jacksonville, Florida-based third-party logistics (3PL) providerLandstar System, Inc. (NASDAQ:LSTR) enjoyed record revenue in the first quarter of 2018. The handsome $1.05 billion top line was accompanied by record quarterlygross profit of $155.5 million. Investors have applauded the performance: Though volatile, Landstar’s stock has gained nearly 9% year to date, and over a 12-month period, the LSTR symbol has returned nearly 29%. As we look ahead to second-quarter results, which will be reported next month, can the Landstar maintain the vigorous earnings momentum that has supported its stock price ascent?

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Landstar System (LSTR)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Landstar System (NASDAQ: LSTR) and YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) are both transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Gold Stocks For 2019: Sonic Corp.(SONC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SG Americas Securities LLC raised its stake in Sonic Drive-In (NASDAQ:SONC) by 70.9% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 6,285 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after buying an additional 2,608 shares during the quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Sonic Drive-In were worth $159,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares ofSonic Corporation(NASDAQ:SONC) were flying higher today after the fast-food, drive-up chain reported preliminary third-quarter results and said it would increase share buybacks. The stock rose throughout the day and closed up 16.4%.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI) and Sonic Drive-In (NASDAQ:SONC) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of Sonic (NASDAQ:SONC) tumbled 5% onJune 27, after the fast-food chain posted mixed third-quarter numbers. Its revenue fell 5% year over year to $118.3 million, which missed expectations by $0.35 million and marked its eighth straight quarter of declining sales.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sonic Drive-In (NASDAQ:SONC) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Sonic Drive-In (NASDAQ:SONC) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Thursday morning.

    Several other equities research analysts have also recently commented on the company. Barclays cut their price target on Sonic Drive-In from $28.00 to $25.00 and set an underweight rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, March 28th. Zacks Investment Research cut Sonic Drive-In from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, March 15th. BidaskClub raised Sonic Drive-In from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, March 20th. Cowen cut their price target on Sonic Drive-In from $29.00 to $28.00 and set a market perform rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, March 28th. Finally, Morgan Stanley cut their price target on Sonic Drive-In from $29.00 to $28.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Monday, March 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $28.67.