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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

It’s not just the volatile price of bitcoin that can keep cryptocurrency investors up at night.

Hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of digital currencies have been stolen by hackers in recent months. Experts say the problem is unlikely to go away anytime soon, and fears about security have hit prices this year.

In the latest incident, South Korean exchange Coinrail announced Monday that it had been targeted by cyberthieves, who stole about 30% of its virtual currencies.

“I expect hackers to continue to target crypto exchanges,” said Henri Arslanian, the head of financial technology in Asia at consultancy PwC. “The rewards are high, and some of these exchanges grew so fast” that they haven’t yet implemented proper security, he added.

In January, Japanese exchange Coincheck said hackers stole more than $500 million worth of cryptocurrency. Last year, two bitcoin exchanges went bankrupt after falling victim to similar breaches.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited(CCM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [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.
    BioTelemetry,
  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: trivago N.V. (TRVG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Trivago NV – ADR (NASDAQ: TRVG) shares dropped 22 percent to $4.98 following downbeat quarterly results.

    Shares of Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE: TER) were down 16 percent to $34.6801 after the company issued downbeat Q2 guidance.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares ofChinese video streaming leaders iQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ) and Huya (NYSE:HUYA) soared 12% and 16.6%, respectively, while Germany-based Trivago (NASDAQ:TRVG) jumped 10.6%.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    trivago N.V. (NASDAQ: TRVG) shares dropped 22 percent to $5.00 after reporting Q1 results.

    Shares of Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE: TER) were down 15 percent to $35.22 after the company issued downbeat Q2 guidance.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Penumbra, Inc.(PEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) Director Bridget O’rourke purchased 700 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 25th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $156.40 per share, for a total transaction of $109,480.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.02) by $0.08, Fidelity Earnings reports. Penumbra had a return on equity of 1.15% and a net margin of 3.65%. The business had revenue of $102.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $90.98 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.10) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 40.3% compared to the same quarter last year.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Ion Geophysical Corporation(IO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ION Geophysical (NYSE: IO) and Glencore (OTCMKTS:GLNCY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Ion Geophysical (NYSE: IO) and Pembina Pipeline (NYSE:PBA) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Axovant Sciences Ltd. (NASDAQ: AXON) shares rose 23.7 percent to $1.49. Axovant announced strengthening of management team and completion of organization restructuring which "enhanced capabilities in research and business development" and reduced internal headcount by 43 percent.
    Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: TUSK) shares jumped 19.8 percent to $37.3148. Mammoth Energy’s subsidiary Cobra signed a new $900 million contract to finish the restoration of critical electrical services and support the initial phase of reconstruction of the electrical utility system in Puerto Rico.
    Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) shares gained 19 percent to $34.0201. Acorn shares rose Friday after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.
    DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) shares surged 19 percent to $2.20.
    My Size, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYSZ) climbed 16.8 percent to $1.18 after the company received a Notice of Allowance from the USPTO for measurement technology patent.
    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) gained 16.6 percent to $2.32.
    Leju Holdings Limited (NYSE: LEJU) gained 16.5 percent to $1.34 following Q1 beat.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16.5 percent to $26.1499. Evolus named Lauren Silvernail as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development.
    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares gained 15 percent to $26.29 after reporting Q1 results.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) shares gained 15 percent to $44.7702 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN) rose 15 percent to $7.075.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) gained 14.4 percent to $2.746.
    American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) climbed 14.2 percent to $101.10 after the company reported upbeat Q4 results.
    Savara Inc. (NAS
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Janney Montgomery Scott started coverage on shares of Ion Geophysical (NYSE:IO) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The brokerage issued a buy rating and a $35.00 target price on the oil and gas company’s stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE:IO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,224 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,230% compared to the typical volume of 92 call options.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Equifax, Inc.(EFX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Investor Events

    Analyst/investor days for: PayPal Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: PYPL), Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT), S&P Global Inc (NYSE: SPGI), Total System Services, Inc (NYSE: TSS), and TTM Technologies, Inc (NASDAQ: TTMI)
    Roku, Inc (NASDAQ: ROKU) annual shareholder meeting
    Equifax Inc (NYSE: EFX) will meet with investors in L.A.

    Friday

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Companies that get a bad reputation from consumers often do so because they don’t have to make their experience better to keep customers. Great examples of this are a cable company that operates as a monopoly in many areas, like Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA), or a bank you just can’t get away from, like Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC). Or even a company with all kinds of data about you that doesn’t seem to manage that data carefully, like Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Zacks: Analysts Expect Equifax Inc. (EFX) Will Announce Earnings of $1.54 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Equifax CEO Makes Biggest Insider Stock Buy in 15 Years (finance.yahoo.com) Initiating Free Research Reports on Capital One Financial and Three Other Credit Services Equities (finance.yahoo.com) Equifax to Present at the Baird 2018 Global Consumer, Technology & Services Conference in New York City; Meet with Investors in Boston (finance.yahoo.com) Equifax Inc. (EFX) CEO Mark W. Begor Acquires 8,700 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)

    NYSE EFX traded up $0.33 on Friday, hitting $114.29. The stock had a trading volume of 1,227,163 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,079,903. The company has a current ratio of 0.60, a quick ratio of 0.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52. Equifax has a 52-week low of $89.59 and a 52-week high of $147.02. The firm has a market capitalization of $13.77 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.14, a P/E/G ratio of 2.41 and a beta of 0.94.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Why Is Equifax (EFX) Down 3.4% Since its Last Earnings Report? (finance.yahoo.com) Equifax to Attend the Cowen 46th Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in New York City (finance.yahoo.com) Credit freezes will be free, thanks to banking deregulation law and Equifax changes (rssfeeds.usatoday.com) Equifax (EFX) Data Shows Private Label Credit Card Delinquency Rates Up 57 Basis Points, Highest Since 2011 (streetinsider.com) Equifax Inc. (EFX) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of Equifax traded up $0.55, hitting $115.21, during trading on Friday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The stock had a trading volume of 360,176 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,087,000. The firm has a market capitalization of $13.92 billion, a PE ratio of 19.30, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.44 and a beta of 0.94. The company has a current ratio of 0.60, a quick ratio of 0.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52. Equifax has a 12 month low of $89.59 and a 12 month high of $147.02.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    In just the first six months of 2017, there were 230% more data breaches in the United States than the prior year. Some of the major U.S. companies that experienced breaches include Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ), Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), and Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX).

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: First Interstate BancSystem Inc.(FIBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of First Interstate BancSystem (NASDAQ:FIBK) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eight analysts that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, four have assigned a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $46.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA lifted its stake in shares of First Interstate BancSystem (NASDAQ:FIBK) by 4.6% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 464,152 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 20,543 shares during the period. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA owned 0.82% of First Interstate BancSystem worth $18,357,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Interstate BancSystem (NASDAQ:FIBK)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $44.95 and last traded at $44.75, with a volume of 4251 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $44.75.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Brown Forman Corporation(BF.B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Brown-Forman Co. Class B (NYSE:BF.B) issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.75-1.85 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.83. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.44-3.48 billion (+6-7%), compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.46 billion.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Brown-Forman Co. Class B (NYSE:BF.B) issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday morning. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.75-1.85 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.83. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.44-3.48 billion (+6-7%), compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.46 billion.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Renesola Ltd.(SOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    ReneSola Sells North Carolina Solar Project To Greenbacker (solarindustrymag.com) ReneSola (SOL) Rating Increased to Neutral at Roth Capital (americanbankingnews.com) ReneSola (SOL) Q1 Earnings in Line, Revenues Top Estimates (zacks.com) ReneSola’s (SOL) CEO Xianshou Li on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) ReneSola (SOL) Releases Earnings Results (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of ReneSola traded up $0.08, hitting $2.76, during trading on Friday, Marketbeat.com reports. The stock had a trading volume of 124,969 shares, compared to its average volume of 108,565. The firm has a market capitalization of $102.11 million, a PE ratio of 21.23 and a beta of 2.05. The company has a current ratio of 1.17, a quick ratio of 1.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36. ReneSola has a 12 month low of $2.12 and a 12 month high of $3.79.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: DarioHealth Corp. (DRIO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $1.74 million.

    CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (NYSE: CVU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $18.50 million.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.(TTWO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment of the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill and Fool analysts Jason Moser, Matt Argersinger, and Ron Gross reflect on the latest results from Take-Two Interactive(NASDAQ:TTWO). Like all video game companies not named Epic, it’s suffering a bit from the overwhelming popularity of Fortnite Battle Royale, but the Fools — like its execs on the conference call — are more focused on Take-Two’s strengths.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tiverton Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 1,568 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $153,000.

  • [By John Ballard]

    At the same time, 2018 is shaping up to be a landmark year for the esports efforts of some of the biggest video game companies out there, includingActivision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), and Take-Two Interactive(NASDAQ:TTWO).

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    At this stage in the bull market, it is not usually well received when companies miss on revenues and offer guidance that feels weak. Video-game maker Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) is currently an exception tothat rule.

  • [By John Ballard]

    If you compare Activision Blizzard’s (NASDAQ:ATVI) balance sheet with its peers’, one thing might jump out at you — the Overwatch maker is saddled with a lot of debt. Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) and Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO) have higher net cash balances even though Activision generates more revenue and free cash flow than they do, and has been doing so for years and years.

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A recent ruling by the Supreme Court may allow states to create laws for legalized sports betting.

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The decision from the court has to do with a law that New Jersey was seeking to pass in 2014. This law would remove the prohibitions around running sports gambling at casinos and race tracks.

The law was struck down in courts, but New Jersey continued to file appeals. Finally in 2017, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case. The result of the decision is seven of nine justices ruling in its favor. This had the court striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act enacted in 1992 to protect the integrity of sports.

The result of this ruling from the Supreme Court means that New Jersey can move forward with its law. However, it also does more. It opens the door for other states to push for legalized sports betting. Prior to this, Nevada was the only state that allowed sports betting.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd.(ACSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    American Capital (NASDAQ:ACSF) posted its earnings results on Thursday. The asset manager reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, MarketWatch Earnings reports. American Capital had a net margin of 32.54% and a return on equity of 4.51%. The firm had revenue of $4.08 million during the quarter.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Brown Forman Corporation(BF.B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Acacia Research Corporation(ACTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Acacia Research (NASDAQ:ACTG) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Wednesday morning.

    ACTG has been the topic of a number of other reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Acacia Research from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, March 23rd. TheStreet downgraded shares of Acacia Research from a c- rating to a d rating in a report on Friday, February 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $5.67.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: First Merchants Corporation(FRME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Meeder Asset Management Inc. decreased its holdings in shares of First Merchants Co. (NASDAQ:FRME) by 26.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 4,664 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 1,677 shares during the quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in First Merchants were worth $195,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Intercontinental Hotels Group(IHG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Liberum Capital reissued their hold rating on shares of InterContinental Hotels Group (LON:IHG) in a research report report published on Friday morning.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: ePlus Inc.(PLUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tech Data (NASDAQ: TECD) and ePlus (NASDAQ:PLUS) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
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  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Horizon Global(NYSE:HZN)reported its first-quarter results on May 3. The provider ofbranded towing and trailering equipment had already warned investors that it was going through tough times but promised that it would take action to fix its problems.Let’s dig into the company’s results to see if those actions are starting to pay off.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Horizon Global (NYSE:HZN) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $15.08.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Farmers National Banc Corp.(FMNB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Farmers National Banc (NASDAQ:FMNB)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by equities researchers at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a note issued to investors on Thursday. They presently have a $18.00 price target on the bank’s stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods’ price target would indicate a potential upside of 21.62% from the company’s previous close.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

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  • [By Kristine Harjes]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: iShares Core S&P Total US Stock Mkt (ITOT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

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Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

U.S. stock-index futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday, suggesting the Dow could climb back above the 26,000 level as major indexes looked to trade within striking distance of record levels.

The corporate earnings season continue to be a primary driver of trading, with financial heavyweights in particular view.

What are the main benchmarks doing?

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures
YMH8, +0.52%
were up by 115 points, or 0.5%, to 25,934, while S&P 500 futures
ESH8, +0.40%
added 9.40 points, or 0.3%, to 2,792. Nasdaq-100 futures
NQH8, +0.46%
tacked on 21.50 points, or 0.3%, to 6,783.75.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Regal Entertainment Group(RGC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    In December, UK based Cineworld Group Plc also agreed tobuy larger U.S. peer Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) for $3.6 billion in cash in adeal to create the world’s second largest movie theatre operator after AMC Entertainment Holdings. The combined entity is expected to be better able to compete AMC.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Brown Forman Corporation(BF.B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: AbbVie Inc.(ABBV)

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of shares short in AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) increased to 15.66 million, compared to the previous 15.25 million. The stock was trading at $91.36, in a 52-week range of $64.61 to $125.86.

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    This week we get our first look at quarterly numbers from major drug and biotech giants such as AbbVie (ABBV)  , Amgen (AMGN)  , Biogen (BIIB) , Biomarin Pharmaceuticals (BMRN)  and Action Alerts PLUS holding Eli Lilly (LLY) , which all provide the market a glimpse of how the first quarter was for the industry over the next few days,” according to Real Money Pro columnist Bret Jensen.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Nuveen Premium Income Municipal Fund, Inc.(NPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Northland Power (TSE:NPI) is set to release its earnings data after the market closes on Wednesday, May 9th. Analysts expect Northland Power to post earnings of C$0.45 per share for the quarter.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.(BMRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    This week we get our first look at quarterly numbers from major drug and biotech giants such as AbbVie (ABBV)  , Amgen (AMGN)  , Biogen (BIIB) , Biomarin Pharmaceuticals (BMRN)  and Action Alerts PLUS holding Eli Lilly (LLY) , which all provide the market a glimpse of how the first quarter was for the industry over the next few days,” according to Real Money Pro columnist Bret Jensen.

  • [By ]

    In his second “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer sat down with Jean-Jacques Bienaime, chairman and CEO of orphan drugmaker BioMarin Pharmaceuticals Inc.  (BMRN) , to discuss what’s coming down the company’s pipeline.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    BioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN) Director Sells $318,750.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) BioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday (americanbankingnews.com) BioMarin Pharmaceutical’s (BMRN) “Outperform” Rating Reiterated at BMO Capital Markets (americanbankingnews.com) Three healthcare stocks driving the gene therapy momentum (ca.finance.yahoo.com) 4 Red-Hot Biotech Stocks to Buy Before Earnings (247wallst.com)

    Shares of BioMarin Pharmaceutical stock traded down $1.32 on Friday, hitting $82.30. 2,278,721 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,207,934. BioMarin Pharmaceutical has a one year low of $75.81 and a one year high of $100.51. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a current ratio of 2.70 and a quick ratio of 2.12. The firm has a market cap of $14,490.73, a price-to-earnings ratio of -122.84 and a beta of 1.69.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: EQT Corporation(EQT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 stocks 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 ]

    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 Max Byerly]

    DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale raised its stake in shares of EQT (NYSE:EQT) by 85.4% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 67,281 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after purchasing an additional 31,000 shares during the quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale’s holdings in EQT were worth $3,219,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [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 stocks 52-week range is $43.70 to $67.84. Volume was 7.6 million compared to the daily average volume of nearly 4 million.

Hot Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now

Equities analysts expect Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. (NASDAQ:MCRI) to report $0.49 earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have provided estimates for Monarch Casino & Resort’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.51 and the lowest is $0.47. Monarch Casino & Resort reported earnings of $0.40 per share in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 22.5%. The firm is expected to announce its next earnings report on Tuesday, July 24th.

On average, analysts expect that Monarch Casino & Resort will report full year earnings of $1.85 per share for the current financial year. For the next year, analysts expect that the company will report earnings of $2.27 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.17 to $2.37. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover Monarch Casino & Resort.

Hot Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: OraSure Technologies, Inc.(OSUR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Hot Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Liberty Global plc(LILA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the ten ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $24.75.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) and Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Hot Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc(LL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Lumber Liquidators Holdings (NYSE:LL) – Oppenheimer upped their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Lumber Liquidators in a report issued on Tuesday, May 1st. Oppenheimer analyst B. Nagel now forecasts that the specialty retailer will post earnings of $0.80 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $0.70.

Hot Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: Brown Forman Corporation(BF.B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018

Despite a tiny share price gain last week, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) remains the best performing stock for the year to date among the 30 equities that comprise the Dow Jones industrial average. Boeing ended the week with a share price gain of about 0.2% and a year-to-date gain of 20.9%.

The second-best performer among the Dow 30 so far this year is Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), up about 14.9%. That is followed by Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), up about 10%; JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), up about 9.7%; and Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE), up about 9%. Just over half the Dow stocks (17) have posted year-to-date gains as of Friday.

The Dow added about 90 points over the course of the past week and closed the week at 25,309.99, a gain of about 0.3%.

Boeing’s big news for the week came on Wednesday. Reports indicated that U.S. carrier Hawaiian Airlines had canceled an order for six Airbus A330-800s and would be placing an order for an unspecified number of Boeing 787-9s. The canceled Airbus planes were the last six on Airbus’s order book and that made them easier for Hawaiian to shun. No one wants to buy the last of something that has a lifespan of 25 or more years.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: Guidewire Software, Inc.(GWRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Ebix Inc actually performing well since the end of 2014 while mid cap peer Guidewire Software Inc (NYSE: GWRE) has been outperforming over a longer period of time and small cap Benefitfocus Inc (NASDAQ: BNFT) has underperformed:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Guidewire Software Inc (NYSE: GWRE) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $92.43 million.

    Analogic Corporation (NASDAQ: ALOG) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $127.30 million.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: Brown Forman Corporation(BF.B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday Brown-Forman Corp. (NYSE: BF.B) which rose nearly 7% to $66.01. The stocks 52-week range is $64.29 to $67.98. Volume was over just over 1 million compared to its average volume of 0.7 million.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: CyberArk Software Ltd.(CYBR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    CyberArk Software (NASDAQ:CYBR) reported fourth-quarter financial results on Feb. 9. The Israeli cybersecurity specialist continues to win new business for its “privileged account” security solutions, which help to protect against cyberattacks that use insider privileges to penetrate network perimeters and assault the most sensitive areas of an enterprise’s IT infrastructure.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C) to report quarterly earnings at $1.26 per share on revenue of $17.71 billion before the opening bell. Citigroup shares rose 0.30 percent to $67.22 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts are expecting JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) to have earned $1.65 per share on revenue of $25.61 billion in the latest quarter. JPMorgan will release earnings before the markets open. JPMorgan shares gained 0.48 percent to $93.55 in after-hours trading.
    Cyberark Software Ltd (NASDAQ: CYBR) lowered its guidance for the second quarter. The company now expects total revenue of $57.0 million to $57.5 million, versus earlier guidance of $61.0 million to $62.0 million. Cyberark shares dipped 17.65 percent to $42.00 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the opening bell, First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.1 per share on revenue of $675.70 million. First Republic Bank shares dropped 0.80 percent to close at $101.35 on Thursday.

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    The short interest at CyberArk Software Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYBR) increased to 1.10 million shares from the previous level of 861,800. Shares were trading at $53.34, within a 52-week range of $39.34 to $55.63.

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    RB: I thought wed be up more than we are on cybersecurity plays. We have 25% gains on recommendations like Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW). Were off a few percentage points on CyberArk Software (NASDAQ: CYBR).

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: Manitex International Inc.(MNTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, industrial shares fell by 0.08 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Accenture Plc (NYSE: ACN), down 4 percent, and Manitex International Inc (NASDAQ: MNTX), down 4 percent.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: Zynga Inc.(ZNGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    According to the Financial Times, a total of 13 companies, including Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) and Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) saw shares rise to $123. For Zynga, that represented a 3,000% boost; for Sears, a 1,000% surge. Four companies, including Amazon and Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) fell more than 85% as a result of the glitch.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap social media gaming stockZynga Inc (NASDAQ: ZNGA) is scheduled for after the market closes on Thursday (February 9th). Our SmallCap Network Elite Opportunity (SCN EO) portfolio has repeated suggested trading Zynga Inc with aJanuary 2014 SCN EO newsletter noting the following:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Glu Mobile all over the place for investors (but savvy traders could have profitably traded shares) whilepeer Zynga Inc (NASDAQ: ZNGA) has mostly underperformed after the initial surge wore off:

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: NxStage Medical, Inc.(NXTM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, healthcare shares dipped by 0.51 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included NxStage Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTM), down 8 percent, and Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE: VRX), down 9 percent.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: Haier Electronics Group Co., Ltd. (HRELF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The main business units of the Hong Leong Asia are the Diesel Engines Unit – China Yuchai , the Consumer Products Unit – Henan Xinfei (now marketed as “Frestec”), and the Building Materials Unit – BMU. The other business units in the company are the Industrial Packaging Unit – Rex and the Air-conditioning Systems Unit – Airwell. As the majority of the business units namely Yuchai, Xinfei and Airwell, operate in China (more than 80% of total revenue), the continual slowdown of the economic growth in China coupled with increasing competition has adversely affected both the revenue and the profitability. Particularly for the consumer products unit, its small scale has severely impacted its competitiveness given aggressive larger players like Haier (OTCPK:HRELF), Midea, Feilong Electric, and Hefei Meiling.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    2. Appliance Sale – This is another operating segment that the company did not consider core to its business, so management sold the segment to Haier (OTCPK:HRELF) for over $5b. The benefit: Additional capital can be allocated to the core operational areas.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: SandRidge Permian Trust(PER)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    As a service to our readers, we’ve put together a list of 10 cheap oil stocks under $5. Here are the stocks, share prices, and year-to-date (YTD) returns for each:

    Vallourec Sp (OTCMKTS ADR: VLOWY); $1.42; +13.6% YTDIthaca Energy Inc. (TSE: IAE); $1.93; +14.5% YTDSandRidge Permian Trust (NYSE: PER); $3.45; +16.95% YTDGeopark Ltd. (NYSE: GPRK); $5.06; +17.4% YTDGastar Exploration Inc. (NYSEMKT: GST); $1.89; +22.26% YTDAscent Resources Plc. (LON: AST); $2.11; +25.53% YTDErin Energy Corp. (NYSEMKT: ERN); $3.94; +29.1% YTDChesapeake Granite Wash Trust (NYSE: CHKR); $3.25; +38.3% YTDSouthcross Energy Partners LP (NYSE: SXE); $2.27; +68.15% YTDBonanza Creek Energy Inc. (NYSE: BCEI); $2.27; +122.55% YTD

    This list of oil stocks contains some highly speculative plays, so we can’t recommend buying them.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: Layne Christensen Company(LAYN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows small caps Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation andLayne Christensen Company (NASDAQ: LAYN) underperforming, but possibly recovering while Orion Group Holdings (NYSE: ORN) had a clear reversal early last year:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ: LAYN) got a boost, shooting up 16 percent to $8.78 after the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2018: WSFS Financial Corporation(WSFS)

Advisors’ Opinion: