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Top Biotech Stocks To Own For 2019

Stocks powered higher on news of a trade agreement between the U.S. and Mexico. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES:^DJI) broke 26,000 for the first time since February, and the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC) closed at a record high.

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Biotech stocks surged, with the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) rising 1.8%. The retail sector was weak; the SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEMKT:XRT) slipped 0.7%. 

As for individual stocks, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) investors largely shrugged off the announcement that it will remain a public company, and Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) presented details of a drug trial that had big implications for smaller competitors.

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Top Biotech Stocks To Own For 2019: InspireMD, Inc.(NSPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

Top Biotech Stocks To Own For 2019: Beasley Broadcast Group Inc.(BBGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Beasley Broadcast Group (NASDAQ:BBGI) Director Mark S. Fowler sold 5,505 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $10.78, for a total value of $59,343.90. Following the sale, the director now owns 34,199 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $368,665.22. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top Biotech Stocks To Own For 2019: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.(HII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT)are each up about 25% over the past year, though Lockheed is significantly higher valued on both a price-to-earnings and price-to-sales basis. Let’s take a look at the prospects for both companies with an eye toward determining which is a better buy right now.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    More specifically, the budgeting process resulted in big wins relative to what the Pentagon requested for Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), good news for Huntington Ingalls (NYSE:HII), and reason to hope that Textron (NYSE:TXT) can expand its military business.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    The bull case for shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls (NYSE:HII) is centered in no small part on the company’s place as the sole builder and maintainer of the nation’s fleet of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. A reported shift in Navy thinking over the need for a massive carrier fleet could challenge Huntington’s growth expectations, though it’s too soon for investors to react to the speculation.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Military shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls (NYSE:HII) beat its earnings estimates for the fourth quarter of 2018. In the report delivered earlier this month, it revealed that sales increased  10% year over year for both the quarter and the year as a whole. Profits more than tripled for the quarter, and were up a lower, but still staggering, 82.5% for the year — to $19.09 per diluted share.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The carriers are being constructed by Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. (NYSE: HII) at a total acquisition cost of around $55 billion. Work on the carriers provides more than 20,000 jobs at Huntington’s Newport News shipyard.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. (NYSE: HII) is a major U.S. shipbuilding company that is involved in the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of both nuclear and non-nuclear vessels on behalf of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. It also refuels, overhauls, and deactivates nuclear-powered ships.

Best Insurance Stocks To Own For 2019

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2255 legislation, which includes The Senior Safe Act, late Monday to help protect seniors from financial exploitation.

Both H.R. 2255, the Housing Opportunities Made Easier (HOME) Act, and the Senior Safe Act (formerly H.R. 3758), had been standalone bills.

H.R. 3758 is companion legislation to S. 223, which was passed by the Senate Banking Committee and encourages financial services firms to provide appropriate training to front-line employees and producers, while granting immunity to those that report suspected abuse to regulators and law enforcement authorities. 

Dirk Kempthorne, president and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers, said in a statement that the Senior Safe Act “facilitates improved communication between insurance producers, life insurance companies and regulators in the event of suspected financial exploitation of senior citizens.”

Best Insurance Stocks To Own For 2019: NXP Semiconductors N.V.(NXPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    As one would expect, shares of ZTE’s U.S. optical component suppliers rose sharply after President Trump signaled that a deal to end a recently-imposed ban on U.S. parts sales to the Chinese phone and telecom equipment giant is in the works. And NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) posted a double-digit gain after Chinese regulators (probably not coincidentally) announced that they’re restarting their review of Qualcomm’s (QCOM) $44 billion deal to buy the Dutch chipmaker.

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    To be fair, M&A concerns appear to be playing some role in the selloff. The unwillingness of Chinese regulators to sign off on either the Qualcomm (QCOM) /NXP (NXPI) deal or a Bain Capital-led deal to buy Toshiba’s flash memory unit has stoked fears that the chip industry’s M&A wave will be halted until trade tensions between the U.S. and China ease.

Best Insurance Stocks To Own For 2019: Beasley Broadcast Group Inc.(BBGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Beasley Broadcast Group (NASDAQ:BBGI) Director Mark S. Fowler sold 5,505 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $10.78, for a total value of $59,343.90. Following the sale, the director now owns 34,199 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $368,665.22. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Best Insurance Stocks To Own For 2019: Winnebago Industries Inc.(WGO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    The recreational vehicle industry is in its ninth straight year of expansion, and that tailwind has provided a nice lift for Winnebago’s (NYSE:WGO) business lately. The company has made its own luck, too, including by expanding its towable camper offerings through its recent acquisition of the Grand Designs portfolio.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WGO) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $54.67.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    The start of the spring selling season is a risky time for a recreational vehicle manufacturer like Winnebago (NYSE:WGO), as its new lineup of products meets its first big test with consumers. On top of that challenge, the RV giant had to deal with spiking raw material costs that threatened to hurt profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida(SBCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida (NASDAQ:SBCF) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.6820292106654 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Great Western Bancorp (NYSE: GWB) and Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida (NASDAQ:SBCF) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida (SBCF) EVP Sells $43,249.63 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Q2 2018 EPS Estimates for Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida Cut by FIG Partners (SBCF) (americanbankingnews.com) Q2 2018 EPS Estimates for Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida (SBCF) Cut by Analyst (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks Investment Research Lowers Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida (SBCF) to Sell (americanbankingnews.com)

    SBCF has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 28th. ValuEngine raised shares of Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, April 21st. BidaskClub raised shares of Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 10th. Guggenheim reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $28.00 price objective on shares of Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, Hovde Group raised shares of Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and decreased their price objective for the stock from $30.00 to $29.00 in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $29.00.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Stratus Properties Inc.(STRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Analyzing Stratus Properties (STRS) & City Developments (CDEVY) (americanbankingnews.com) Stratus Properties (STRS) versus City Developments (CDEVY) Financial Survey (americanbankingnews.com) Reviewing Stratus Properties (STRS) and St. Joe (JOE) (americanbankingnews.com) Stratus Properties (STRS) versus City Developments (CDEVY) Head-To-Head Analysis (americanbankingnews.com) Contrasting Stratus Properties (STRS) & St. Joe (JOE) (americanbankingnews.com)

    NASDAQ STRS traded down $0.25 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $31.10. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 528 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,123. Stratus Properties has a 52 week low of $26.15 and a 52 week high of $32.15. The company has a quick ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.74.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Beasley Broadcast Group Inc.(BBGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Beasley Broadcast Group (NASDAQ:BBGI) Director Mark S. Fowler sold 5,505 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $10.78, for a total value of $59,343.90. Following the sale, the director now owns 34,199 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $368,665.22. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc.(NXST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ:NXST) had its price target cut by B. Riley to $87.00. They currently have a buy rating on the stock.

    Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Ralph Lauren outperformed the industry in the past six months backed by robust bottom-line performance in recent quarters. Notably, third-quarter fiscal 2018 marked the company’s 12th consecutive earnings beat while sales lagged estimates after a beat in the previous quarter. Additionally, the company’s Way Forward Plan is on track, and it remains keen on bolstering digital and international presence. Also, the company has been gaining from favorable geographic and channel mix shifts along with lower promotions and reduced product costs. Further, management adjusted fiscal 2018 outlook to account for the positive currency rates, which are likely to aid revenues and operating margins. However, its North America business continues to suffer due to distribution and brand exits, planned reduction in shipments and promotions to enhance the quality of sales, and lower customer demand.”

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ: NXST) and Liberty Media Formula One Series C (NASDAQ:FWONK) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and risk.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Glaukos Corporation(GKOS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Glaukos Corp (NYSE:GKOS) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray lowered their Q3 2019 EPS estimates for Glaukos in a report released on Wednesday, May 9th. Piper Jaffray analyst M. O’brien now anticipates that the medical instruments supplier will earn $0.02 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.03. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Glaukos’ Q4 2019 earnings at $0.02 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Glaukos Corp (NYSE:GKOS) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray lowered their Q3 2019 EPS estimates for Glaukos in a report released on Wednesday, May 9th. Piper Jaffray analyst M. O’brien now anticipates that the medical instruments supplier will earn $0.02 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.03. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Glaukos’ Q4 2019 earnings at $0.02 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Glaukos Corp (NYSE:GKOS) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray lowered their Q3 2019 EPS estimates for Glaukos in a report released on Wednesday, May 9th. Piper Jaffray analyst M. O’brien now anticipates that the medical instruments supplier will earn $0.02 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.03. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Glaukos’ Q4 2019 earnings at $0.02 EPS.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Myers Industries, Inc.(MYE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Myers Industries, Inc. (NYSE:MYE) Director Frederic Jack Liebau, Jr. bought 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 30th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $19.28 per share, for a total transaction of $19,280.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 28,957 shares in the company, valued at approximately $558,290.96. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) and Myers Industries (NYSE:MYE) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: New York Community Bancorp, Inc.(NYCB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    New York Community Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: NYCB) dropped about 1.7% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $10.80. Shares closed at $11.07 on Tuesday, and the stock’s 52-week high is $14.53. Volume totaled around 6 million shares, about 25% above the daily average. The company had no specific news. The stock is on track to post a gain of less than 1% on the day.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Private Capital Group LLC grew its stake in New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:NYCB) by 3,177.9% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 17,504 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 16,970 shares during the quarter. Private Capital Group LLC’s holdings in New York Community Bancorp were worth $228,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hourglass Capital LLC lifted its stake in New York Community Bank (NYSE:NYCB) by 19.7% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 589,817 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 97,000 shares during the quarter. New York Community Bank makes up about 1.8% of Hourglass Capital LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 23rd largest position. Hourglass Capital LLC owned about 0.12% of New York Community Bank worth $7,685,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Eaton Vance California Municipal Bond Fund(EVM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Eaton Vance California Municipal Bond Fd (NYSEAMERICAN:EVM) declared a monthly dividend on Monday, June 4th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 22nd will be paid a dividend of 0.0395 per share by the investment management company on Friday, June 29th. This represents a $0.47 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.58%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 21st.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Rush Enterprises, Inc.(RUSHA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Asbury Automotive Group (NYSE: ABG) and Rush Enterprises (NASDAQ:RUSHA) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Rush Enterprises (NASDAQ:RUSHA) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the ten ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation, five have given a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $51.00.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Points International, Ltd.(PCOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Points International Ltd. (TSE:PTS) (NASDAQ:PCOM) insider Inez Mary Christine Murdoch sold 2,726 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$21.12, for a total transaction of C$57,573.12.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Points International Ltd. (NASDAQ:PCOM) (TSE:PTS) hit a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $15.08 and last traded at $15.00, with a volume of 402 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $14.91.

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Today, China is on the verge of something similar to the U.S. in the 1950s…   In 1950, the United States was on the cusp of a boom that would produce the largest middle class in history. It was also the beginning of a surge in the U.S. economy that would make it one of the richest countries ever.   In 2000, just 4% of China's urban population was considered middle class. By 2022, that figure will soar to 76%. That's more than 550 million middle-class people in China.   To put this in perspective, its middle class will be 1.7 times the entire population of the U.S. A growing middle class means Chinese consumer spending will surge, too. It's set to increase 55% between 2015 and 2020.   This means plenty of great opportunities if you're looking for a Chinese stock to buy.   And just like the U.S. did during its boom that started in the middle of the last century, China's middle class is set to spend its money in three key areas…

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Beasley Broadcast Group Inc.(BBGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, the cyclical consumer goods & services sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Beasley Broadcast Group Inc (NASDAQ: BBGI) and Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE).

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Beasley Broadcast Group (NASDAQ: BBGI) and Greater Media have entered into a definitive agreement under which Beasley will acquire all of the outstanding stock of Greater Media for approximately $240 million.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Akamai Technologies, Inc.(AKAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) which rose about 14% to $65.67. The stocks 52-week range is $44.65 to $71.64. Volume was 14.5 million compared to its average volume of 2 million.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM) rose 26.7% in 2016, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Coming off a drastic 28% drop in the last 10 weeks of 2015, the content distribution specialist bounced back quickly.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Akamai Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) dropped about 15% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $45.45 after closing at $53.28 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $71.64. Volume of about 13 million was roughly 5 times the daily average. The company reported decent results, but soft guidance for the current quarter sank the stock in Wednesday’s session.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Wednesday was Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) which traded down over 14% at $45.51. The stocks 52-week range is $45.41 to $71.64. Volume wasover 14 million versus the daily average of 2.6 million shares.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Maximus, Inc.(MMS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael Flannelly]

    Analysts at Jefferies initiated coverage on business process services provider Maximus Inc. (MMS) late on Thursday, giving the stock a bullish rating because it has several competitive advantages and should benefit from the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

    The analysts rate MMS as “Buy” and see shares reaching $47. This price target suggests a 20% upside to the stock’s Thursday closing price of $39.14.

    “MMS is a leading government outsourced contractor that produces consistently strong results,” Jefferies analyst David Styblo commented. “The company has several competitive advantages and is highly focused on health and human service projects. This positions MMS to enjoy multi-year growth from the ACA and other opportunities with limited risk. The company’s predictable business model, solid balance sheet, and EPS visibility into FY2014 also support a Buy and $47 PT.”

    Maximus shares were inactive during pre-market trading on Friday. The stock is up 23.83% year-to-date.

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    Maximus Inc (NYSE: MMS) holds just $16 million in long-term debt against $886 million in shareholder equity. Shares trade for 1.7 times sales for a discount of 26% on the industry average of 2.3 times sales.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: AbbVie Inc.(ABBV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matt Hogan]

    After applying this technique to the 52 Dividend Aristocrats, there were two companies that stood out: Hormel Foods Corp (NYSE: HRL) and AbbVie Inc (NYSE: ABBV).

  • [By George Budwell]

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Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Female Health Company (The)(FHCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Female Health Co (NASDAQ: FHCO) were down 15 percent to $1.46 as the company reported that it has entered into a merger agreement with Aspen Park Pharma.

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The great migration from bonds into stocks that many market strategists have been forecasting for 2017 is equivalent to the “fake news” that spread during the presidential campaign, according to Goldman Sachs strategists.

“The political rotation occurring in Washington, D.C….[which] has prompted investors to focus on prospective tax and regulatory reforms after years of partisan gridlock … will not be mirrored in financial portfolios,” write Goldman strategists in their weekly “Kickstart” report. “Despite the sharp fall in bond values during the past six months and the prospect of further losses in 2017, we expect minimal asset rotation away from debt.”

For mutual fund portfolios the bond weighting is much higher – at 30% of total mutual fund assets, but that is in line with 5-year, 10-year and 25-year averages, according to Goldman. Mutual funds could be a source of “incremental demand for equities” as they reduce bond allocations, but the pace will be limited, write Goldman strategists. They expect mutual funds and pension funds will be net sellers of stocks in 2017 while ETFs and foreign investors are net buyers.

top cheap stocks to buy now: United Natural Foods, Inc.(UNFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q1 2017 earnings report for small cap natural andorganic foods stock United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI) is scheduled for after the market closes onWednesday (December 7th). Shares tend to move in tandeem with Whole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) who accounts for more than 30% of sales and were falling in September on concerns about WFM’s weakness with Wolfe Research’s Scott Mushkin commenting:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q2 2017 earnings report for small cap natural andorganic foods stock United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI) is scheduled for after the market closes onWednesday (March 8th). United Natural Foods shares will tend to move in tandem with Whole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) who accounts for more than 30% of sales.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap natural andorganic foods stock United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI) reported fiscal Q4 2017 earnings after the Wednesday market close with shares closing up 5.29% after better-than-expected earnings results in a space thats facing deflation especially after the Amazon-Wholefoods deal was announced. Q4 net sales increased 5.7% to $2.34 billion as sales were positively impacted by the acquisitions of Haddon House Food Products, Inc. and Gourmet Guru, Inc (Due to the integration of these acquisitions, the financial impact of acquired businesses is no longer fully separable). Net income increased 12.1% to $38.9 million.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart for the Hain Celestial Group shows shares having once outperformed underperforming peers such as large capWhole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) and small cap United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI):

top cheap stocks to buy now: NovoCure Limited(NVCR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Novocure Ltd (NASDAQ: NVCR) shares shot up 22 percent to $7.27 after the company posted a narrower-than-expected Q3 loss.

    Shares of TriNet Group Inc (NYSE: TNET) got a boost, shooting up 15 percent to $20.43. TriNet reported Q3 earnings of $0.29 per share on revenue of $770.5 million.

top cheap stocks to buy now: Netease.com Inc.(NTES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sreekanth Anasa]

    Shares of Hangzhou, China-based NetEase Inc (NASDAQ:NTES)popped 14% in the Feb 16th trading session after the company reported stellar Q4 and full-year 2016 earnings on Feb 15th after market close. The Chinese online gaming giant delivered an EPS of $4.30 on revenues of $1.74B beating EPS estimates by $0.86 and revenue estimates by $16oM. NetEase’s revenue grew by an impressive 53.1% YoY for Q4 and 67.7% for the full year 2016. On the back of these strong numbers, NTES stock closed at an all-time high of $298.73 in yesterday’s trading session. NTES stock might have gone up very high too soon. There could be a correction around the corner but still NTES stock is a great long-term proposition with much more upside left. Here’s why.

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Shares ofNetEase (NASDAQ:NTES)popped 20.1% last month, according to data provided byS&P Global Market Intelligence, as the Chinese internet technology company’s strong fourth-quarter earnings report was applauded by investors.

top cheap stocks to buy now: Beasley Broadcast Group Inc.(BBGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, the cyclical consumer goods & services sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Beasley Broadcast Group Inc (NASDAQ: BBGI) and Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE).

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Beasley Broadcast Group (NASDAQ: BBGI) and Greater Media have entered into a definitive agreement under which Beasley will acquire all of the outstanding stock of Greater Media for approximately $240 million.

top cheap stocks to buy now: Firsthand Technology Value Fund, Inc.(SVVC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Hibah Yousuf]

    Similarly, Twitter is also the biggest holding in the Firsthand Technology Value Fund (SVVC). With just over 1 million shares of the social media platform, Twitter represents nearly 11% of the total portfolio as of mid-year. Shares of Firsthand Technology Value jumped more than 6% Friday.