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Top Insurance Stocks To Invest In 2019

Kemper Corp (NYSE:KMPR) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2018. Kemper Corp through its subsidiaries, provides automobile, homeowners, life, health, and other insurance products to individuals and businesses. It conducts its operations through two segments: Property & Casualty Insurance and Life & Health Insurance. Kemper Corp has a market cap of $5.28 billion; its shares were traded at around $81.59 with a P/E ratio of 25.10 and P/S ratio of 1.30. The dividend yield of Kemper Corp stocks is 1.19%.

For the last quarter Kemper Corp reported a revenue of $1.1 billion, compared with the revenue of $696.2 million during the same period a year ago. For the latest fiscal year the company reported a revenue of $3.7 billion, an increase of 36.8% from last year. For the last five years Kemper Corp had an average revenue growth rate of 8.5% a year.

The reported diluted earnings per share was $3.22 for the year, an increase of 38.2% from previous year. Over the last five years Kemper Corp had an average EPS decline of 6% a year. The profitability rank of the company is 4 (out of 10).

Top Insurance Stocks To Invest In 2019: PRGX Global, Inc.(PRGX)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    PRGX Global Inc (PRGX) Given $12.50 Average Target Price by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) PRGX Global Inc (PRGX) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $46.33 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Edited Transcript of PRGX earnings conference call or presentation 9-Aug-18 9:00pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com) Analysts Anticipate PRGX Global Inc (PRGX) Will Announce Earnings of $0.04 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Wednesday 8/22 Insider Buying Report: RIGL, PRGX (nasdaq.com)

    PRGX Global stock traded up $0.15 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $9.50. 100,780 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 51,706. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30, a current ratio of 1.57 and a quick ratio of 1.57. PRGX Global has a 1-year low of $6.45 and a 1-year high of $10.30. The firm has a market capitalization of $223.40 million, a P/E ratio of 45.24, a P/E/G ratio of 19.00 and a beta of 0.73.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    PRGX Global Inc (NASDAQ:PRGX) – Stock analysts at Barrington Research cut their Q3 2018 earnings estimates for PRGX Global in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, September 19th. Barrington Research analyst A. Paris. Jr now anticipates that the business services provider will post earnings of $0.04 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.07. Barrington Research has a “Buy” rating and a $13.00 price target on the stock. Barrington Research also issued estimates for PRGX Global’s FY2018 earnings at $0.09 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.28 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PRGX Global (NASDAQ:PRGX) Director Matthew A. Drapkin purchased 35,766 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 31st. The stock was bought at an average cost of $9.64 per share, with a total value of $344,784.24. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    PRGX Global (NASDAQ:PRGX) had its price objective boosted by B. Riley from $11.00 to $12.00 in a research note published on Wednesday. They currently have a buy rating on the business services provider’s stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for PRGX Global’s Q2 2018 earnings at ($0.07) EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.08 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.27 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.18 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at ($0.12) EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at ($0.05) EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.17 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.32 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.33 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top Insurance Stocks To Invest In 2019: Kinross Gold Corporation(KGC)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Kinross Gold Corp. (NYSE: KGC) dropped about 4.8% Thursday to set a new 52-week low of $3.40. Shares closed at $3.57 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $3.40. Volume was about 25% above the daily average of around 6.5 million.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI trimmed its position in Kinross Gold Co. (NYSE:KGC) (TSE:K) by 10.5% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 2,571,464 shares of the mining company’s stock after selling 300,567 shares during the quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI’s holdings in Kinross Gold were worth $9,669,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kinross Gold Co. (TSE:K) (NYSE:KGC)’s share price reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as C$3.91 and last traded at C$3.92, with a volume of 2240968 shares. The stock had previously closed at C$3.89.

  • [By Scott Levine]

    Although the S&P 500 managed to climb more than 3% and avoided the wrath of the dog days of summer, gold mining stocks didn’t fare quite as well. Due in large part to the more than 1.5% drop in the price of gold, shares of Eldorado Gold (NYSE:EGO), IAMGOLD (NYSE:IAG), Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC), and Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) all suffered double-digit losses. Let’s take a closer look at what led to these stocks losing their sheen.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Kinross Gold Co. (TSE:K) (NYSE:KGC) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven brokerages 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 three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is C$7.17.

Top Insurance Stocks To Invest In 2019: Brooks Automation Inc.(BRKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SUMITOMO HEAVY/ADR (NASDAQ: BRKS) and Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) are both mid-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Brooks Automation, Inc (NASDAQ:BRKS) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the ten research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $40.67.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brooks Automation (NASDAQ: BRKS) and Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Boston Partners increased its stake in shares of Brooks Automation, Inc (NASDAQ:BRKS) by 0.5% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 2,051,596 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 10,215 shares during the period. Boston Partners owned about 2.91% of Brooks Automation worth $66,924,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA reduced its stake in Brooks Automation, Inc (NASDAQ:BRKS) by 21.1% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 22,761 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 6,086 shares during the quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA’s holdings in Brooks Automation were worth $616,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Internap Corp (NASDAQ:INAP) has received an average rating of “Buy” from the six analysts that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $28.00.

A number of brokerages recently commented on INAP. ValuEngine raised Internap from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised Internap from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Internap from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 3rd.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Brooks Automation Inc.(BRKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brooks Automation (NASDAQ: BRKS) and Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) insider Maurice H. Tenney sold 8,969 shares of Brooks Automation stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.80, for a total transaction of $267,276.20. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of Brooks Automation, Inc (NASDAQ:BRKS) jumped as much as 31% in trading Tuesday after announcing the sale of part of its business. At 1:30 p.m. EDT shares were still up 28.3% on the day.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Adams Diversified Equity Fund, Inc.(ADX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    AdEx (CURRENCY:ADX) traded 3.5% higher against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 18:00 PM Eastern on September 3rd. One AdEx token can currently be bought for $0.22 or 0.00003064 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including EtherDelta (ForkDelta), Bittrex, IDEX and Upbit. AdEx has a total market cap of $16.37 million and $1.48 million worth of AdEx was traded on exchanges in the last day. Over the last seven days, AdEx has traded 12% higher against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AdEx (CURRENCY:ADX) traded 2.3% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 15:00 PM E.T. on May 12th. One AdEx token can now be purchased for $0.77 or 0.00009068 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including IDEX, EtherDelta (ForkDelta), Binance and Gatecoin. During the last seven days, AdEx has traded 25.9% lower against the U.S. dollar. AdEx has a total market cap of $56.24 million and $2.87 million worth of AdEx was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AdEx (CURRENCY:ADX) traded up 9.2% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 18:00 PM Eastern on April 24th. In the last seven days, AdEx has traded up 47.7% against the dollar. One AdEx token can now be purchased for about $1.12 or 0.00011782 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including IDEX, Huobi, EtherDelta (ForkDelta) and Liqui. AdEx has a total market cap of $81.99 million and approximately $13.84 million worth of AdEx was traded on exchanges in the last day.

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Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: H&E Equipment Services Inc.(HEES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    H&E Equipment Services (NASDAQ: HEES) and WillScot (NASDAQ:WSC) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of United Rentals giving a similar performance but also pulling away from small cap peer H&E Equipment Services, Inc (NASDAQ: HEES):

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    H&E Equipment Services (NASDAQ: HEES) and WillScot (NASDAQ:WSC) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    SG Americas Securities LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of H&E Equipment Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:HEES) by 42.9% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 4,026 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 3,030 shares during the quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in H&E Equipment Services were worth $155,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.(CCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ccore (CURRENCY:CCO) traded up 77.5% against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 13:00 PM ET on October 1st. Ccore has a total market cap of $131,576.00 and approximately $9.00 worth of Ccore was traded on exchanges in the last day. Over the last week, Ccore has traded 53.5% lower against the dollar. One Ccore token can currently be purchased for about $0.0774 or 0.00001179 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including IDEX and Mercatox.

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    Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Inc  (NYSE:CCO)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 05, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Equities analysts expect Cameco Corp (NYSE:CCJ) (TSE:CCO) to post earnings of $0.05 per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zero analysts have made estimates for Cameco’s earnings. Cameco reported earnings of ($0.08) per share during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 162.5%. The firm is expected to report its next earnings report on Thursday, July 26th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings’ (CCO) Q4 2017 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) Clear Channel Outdoor (CCO) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com) Clear Channel Outdoor Introduces CCO RADARView™: A Dynamic Campaign Planning Platform Allowing Advertisers to Visually Explore its Out-of-Home Media Mapped to Audience … (businesswire.com) How Much is Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Inc’s (NYSE:CCO) CEO Getting Paid? (finance.yahoo.com) Edited Transcript of CCO earnings conference call or presentation 1-May-18 12:00pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com)

    Several research firms have issued reports on CCO. Zacks Investment Research cut Clear Channel Outdoor from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, May 4th. Cleveland Research downgraded shares of Clear Channel Outdoor from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Clear Channel Outdoor from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a hold rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $7.33.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cameco (NYSE:CCJ) (TSE:CCO) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Morgan Stanley Asia-Pacific Fund, Inc.(APF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Peel Hunt upgraded shares of Anglo Pacific Group (LON:APF) to a buy rating in a report released on Tuesday morning. Peel Hunt currently has GBX 190 ($2.53) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 181 ($2.41).

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Medidata Solutions, Inc.(MDSO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Medidata Solutions Inc  (NASDAQ:MDSO)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 12, 2019, 8:00 a.m. ET

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Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now

Sciencast Management LP lowered its stake in shares of Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) by 37.0% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 8,668 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after selling 5,090 shares during the quarter. Sciencast Management LP’s holdings in Hologic were worth $335,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the business. Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. acquired a new position in Hologic during the 1st quarter valued at about $146,000. Synovus Financial Corp acquired a new position in Hologic during the 1st quarter valued at about $164,000. Homrich & Berg acquired a new position in Hologic during the 4th quarter valued at about $219,000. IBM Retirement Fund acquired a new position in Hologic during the 1st quarter valued at about $227,000. Finally, Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in Hologic during the 4th quarter valued at about $235,000. 93.33% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Brooks Automation Inc.(BRKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market held its own on Tuesday, with major benchmarks generally pushing very slightly higher after their record run over the past few days. Investors were pleased to see positive readings on consumer sentiment in the U.S., as the health of the economic expansion relies largely on the willingness of shoppers to keep spending. In addition, some companies saw their shares rise due to factors specific to their businesses. Yum China Holdings (NYSE:YUMC), Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS), and Geron (NASDAQ:GERN) were among the best stocks in the market. Here’s why they performed so well.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 5, 2019 5:30 p.m. ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA reduced its stake in Brooks Automation, Inc (NASDAQ:BRKS) by 21.1% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 22,761 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 6,086 shares during the quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA’s holdings in Brooks Automation were worth $616,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Duff & Phelps Utilities Income, Inc.(DNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. lifted its holdings in DNP Select Income Fund Inc. Common Stock (NYSE:DNP) by 108.1% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 17,485 shares of the investment management company’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,084 shares during the period. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD.’s holdings in DNP Select Income Fund Inc. Common Stock were worth $180,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: CytomX Therapeutics, Inc.(CTMX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CytomX Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:CTMX) CEO Sean A. Mccarthy sold 2,028 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.09, for a total transaction of $50,882.52. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 84,091 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,109,843.19. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of CytomX Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CTMX) have received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the twelve research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $40.17.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    CytomX Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CTMX) is presenting on a couple different topics: probody conjugate (CX-2009) treatment in patients with advanced solid tumors and probody drug conjugate targeting CD166 in preclinical antitumor activity. Wedbush has an Outperform rating with a price target of $25, implying upside of 123% from Friday’s closing price of $11.22. The shares have a 52-week range of $10.91 to $35.00. The stock has a consensus price target of $29.20.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CytomX Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:CTMX) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Financial Group issued their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for shares of CytomX Therapeutics in a research report issued on Wednesday, August 8th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst B. Amin expects that the biotechnology company will post earnings per share of ($0.57) for the quarter. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for CytomX Therapeutics’ Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.64) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($1.98) EPS, FY2019 earnings at ($2.73) EPS, FY2020 earnings at ($3.12) EPS, FY2021 earnings at ($3.27) EPS and FY2022 earnings at ($3.33) EPS.

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Carnival Corporation(CUK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Carnival (NYSE: CUK) and Nordic American Tanker (NYSE:NAT) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Carnival (NYSE:CCL) (NYSE:CUK) is kicking off the new trading week with disappointing financial results, sending the stock to fresh 52-week lows on Monday. The world’s largest cruise ship operator posted its fiscal second-quarter results ahead of the market open. The quarter itself was solid, but weak guidance scared investors worried about looming softness and cost controls. 

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Tuesday was a calm day on Wall Street, with several major benchmarks posting modest gains while others stayed closer to the unchanged mark. Market participants generally seemed ready to take a pause in trends over the past several days, as crude oil prices bounced back from their recent drop to climb above $65 per barrel while interest rates eased slightly lower. Yet despite a resilient market that largely avoided most downward pressure, some individual stocks weren’t as lucky. Carnival (NYSE:CCL) (NYSE:CUK), Tarena International (NASDAQ:TEDU), and Genesco (NYSE:GCO) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Whiting Petroleum Corporation(WLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Whiting Petroleum Co. (NYSE:WLL) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm purchased 14,439 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock, valued at approximately $489,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Several analysts have recently updated their ratings and price targets for Whiting Petroleum (NYSE: WLL):

    2/15/2019 – Whiting Petroleum was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Whiting Petroleum's core operations are focused in North Dakota's Williston Basin, providing this E&P with an enviable acreage of top-tier assets and a multi-year drilling inventory. The company’s continually improving drilling efficiency has driven down cash costs while leading to attractive cash flow generation. However, as a counter to these strengths, Whiting Petroleum still carries considerable debt load, which may spell trouble. Moreover, the company’s price hedges have exposed it to significant risks amid the high volatility in crude prices. As such, the stock is expected to perform in line with the broader market.” 2/12/2019 – Whiting Petroleum is now covered by analysts at KeyCorp. They set an “overweight” rating and a $33.00 price target on the stock. 2/9/2019 – Whiting Petroleum was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Whiting Petroleum's core operations are focused in North Dakota's Williston Basin, providing this E&P with an enviable acreage of top-tier assets and a multi-year drilling inventory. The company’s continually improving drilling efficiency has driven down cash costs while leading to attractive cash flow generation. However, as a counter to these strengths, Whiting Petroleum still carries considerable debt load, which may spell trouble. Moreover, the company’s price hedges have exposed it to significant risks amid the high volatility in crude prices. As such, the stock is expected to perform in line with the broader market.” 2/8/2019 – Whiting Petroleum

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: WLL) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight with a $71 target price (versus a $50.48 close) at Morgan Stanley.

    Tuesday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included DocuSign, Embraer, Goodyear, Macy’s, Micron Technologies, Raytheon, Smartsheet and more.

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: icad inc.(ICAD)

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Netshoes (Cayman) Limited (NASDAQ: NETS) shares dipped 43.73 percent to close at $2.87 on Tuesday as the company posted downbeat Q1 results.
    Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KOOL) shares dropped 29.01 percent to close at $0.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares fell 22.2 percent to close at $0.340 after reporting Q1 miss.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) fell 19.95 percent to close at $12.08 after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) fell 19.68 percent to close at $3.775 after reporting earnings were down year over year. First quarter earnings came in flat, down from 4 cents per share in the same quarter of last year. Sales came in at $3.01 million.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) dropped 18.47 percent to close at $9.62 on Tuesday after surging 77.44 percent on Monday.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) declined 16.21 percent to close at $2.43. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to release quarterly earnings today.
    ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALJJ) shares fell 16.13 percent to close at $1.79.
    Switch Inc (NYSE: SWCH) shares dropped 14.93 percent to close at $13.16 following a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Restoration Robotics Inc (NASDAQ: HAIR) fell 14.42 percent to close at $3.68 after reporting a first-quarter earnings miss.
    iCAD, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICAD) declined 13.01 percent to close at $3.41 following Q1 results.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) fell 12.44 percent to close at $1.97.
    Histogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HSGX) declined 12.24 percent to close at $2.15.
    AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ) fell 12.1 percent to close at $39.60 following Q3 earnings.
    Hallador Energy Company (NASDAQ: HNRG) fell 11.1 percent to close at $6.49.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) dropped 10.66 percent to close at $16.93 on Tuesday.
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Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: TrovaGene, Inc.(TROV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about TrovaGene (NASDAQ:TROV) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TrovaGene earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the medical research company an impact score of 45.974011377318 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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    TROV has been the topic of several recent research reports. Maxim Group reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of TrovaGene in a report on Monday, March 5th. HC Wainwright reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 target price on shares of TrovaGene in a report on Tuesday, March 6th. ValuEngine cut shares of TrovaGene from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of TrovaGene from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, May 3rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. TrovaGene currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $19.17.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TrovaGene Inc (NASDAQ:TROV) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $7.00.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    TrovaGene Inc. (NASDAQ: TROV) fell more than 55% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $0.79 after closing at $1.77 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $19.56. Volume of around 11 million was nearly five times the daily average of about 230,000. The company announced a public offering of $18 million in stock and warrants priced at $1.00 for the unit.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TrovaGene Inc (NASDAQ:TROV) shares saw strong trading volume on Thursday . 1,477,200 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 185% from the previous session’s volume of 517,912 shares.The stock last traded at $0.83 and had previously closed at $0.81.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico, S.A. de C.V.(PAC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:PAC), Mexico’s largest private airport operator, completed the first half of 2018 with a modest surge in growth that allowed it to raise its full-year 2018 earnings outlook. The company, which refers to itself in shorthand as “GAP,” operates 12 Mexican airports, as well as Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The overarching numbers from GAP’s second-quarter 2018 report are as follows:

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    UBS Group upgraded shares of Grupo Aeroportr dl Pcfco SAB de CV (NYSE:PAC) from a market perform rating to an outperform rating in a research note released on Wednesday morning, thefly.com reports.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    If you’re invested in Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico (NYSE:PAC), you’ve probably gathered that it’s no cakewalk to obtain useful information on the Mexican airport operator. The company’s earnings filings contain some ingrained complexity due to reporting in the Mexican peso as a monetary unit. Further, adjustments under International Financial Reporting Standards have to be taken into account each quarter to understand operational performance. 

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Mexican airport holding company Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (NYSE:PAC) achieved a rare quarter in which its typical brisk top-line growth accelerated beyond the rate of service costs, leading to a double-digit rise in operating profit. After looking at the quarter’s numbers from 30,000 feet, we’ll reduce cruising altitude to examine salient details from the report that GAP (as the company refers to itself) issued on Thursday. Note that in the discussion that follows, all comparative numbers are presented against the prior-year quarter (the fourth quarter of 2017).

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: MB Financial Inc.(MBFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bank of New York Mellon Corp lowered its position in shares of MB Financial Inc (NASDAQ:MBFI) by 1.8% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,311,121 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 24,208 shares during the quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp owned about 1.56% of MB Financial worth $61,229,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Avenue Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATXI) rose 29.4 percent to $5.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that its first pivotal Phase 3 trial of IV tramadol achieved the primary and key secondary endpoints.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 16.8 percent to $51.00 in pre-market trading. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) rose 9.3 percent to $5.40 in pre-market trading after falling 28.92 percent on Friday.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares rose 9 percent to $29.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 3.26 percent on Friday.
    Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE: ETH) rose 6.7 percent to $26.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.64 percent on Friday.
    Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHN) rose 5.4 percent to $3.90 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.06 percent on Friday.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) rose 5.2 percent to $34.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.38 percent on Friday.
    Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE: WAB) rose 5.1 percent to $100 in pre-market trading. General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) agreed to merge its transportation unit with Wabtec.
    Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ: RUN) shares rose 4.7 percent to $11.50 in pre-market trading.
    Nasdaq, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) shares rose 4.3 percent to $93.98 in the pre-market trading session.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares rose 4.2 percent to $33.25 in pre-market trading. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Monro, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNRO) shares rose 4 percent to $58.35 in pre-market trading as the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings and disclosed that it has acquired Free Service Tire.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) rose 3.7 percent to $19.75 in pre-market trading after falling 4.80 percent on Friday.

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  • [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
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Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Harsco Corporation(HSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Harsco Co. (NYSE:HSC) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $29.50.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    HashCoin (CURRENCY:HSC) traded up 2.5% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 17:00 PM ET on July 17th. One HashCoin token can now be purchased for about $0.0025 or 0.00000034 BTC on exchanges including Gate.io and BCEX. HashCoin has a market cap of $0.00 and $2.52 million worth of HashCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last week, HashCoin has traded 3.7% higher against the dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    HashCoin (CURRENCY:HSC) traded 2.5% lower against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 20:00 PM ET on September 30th. HashCoin has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $28,133.00 worth of HashCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. One HashCoin token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0004 or 0.00000005 BTC on exchanges including Gate.io and BCEX. Over the last week, HashCoin has traded down 5.5% against the US dollar.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Harsco Co. (NYSE:HSC) by 2.4% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 654,139 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 15,559 shares during the quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc.’s holdings in Harsco were worth $13,508,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Voya Global Equity Dividend and Premium Opportunity Fund(IGD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Voya Global Equity Div & Prm Oppty Fund (NYSE:IGD) declared a monthly dividend on Tuesday, September 18th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 2nd will be given a dividend of 0.061 per share by the investment management company on Monday, October 15th. This represents a $0.73 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 9.89%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, October 1st.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Brooks Automation Inc.(BRKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brooks Automation (NASDAQ: BRKS) and Amtech Systems (NASDAQ:ASYS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Brooks Automation, Inc (NASDAQ:BRKS) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the ten research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $40.67.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Axcelis Technologies Inc.(ACLS)

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    3. Axcelis Technologies (Nasdaq: ACLS)
    It is the technical price pattern that first caught my eye with this $800 million market cap small cap.  Shares dropped to a $22.00 low in mid-February but have since been slowly and steadily moving higher toward resistance at both the 50- and 200-day SMAs. In and of itself, this is not enough impetus to get long. However, when combined with the fundamental picture, a compelling long thesis emerges.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the nine analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $30.50.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 7, 2019 8:30 a.m. ET

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Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: iKang Healthcare Group, Inc.(KANG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TheStreet cut shares of iKang Healthcare Group (NASDAQ:KANG) from a c rating to a d+ rating in a research note released on Wednesday morning.

    Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of iKang Healthcare Group from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, May 8th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of iKang Healthcare Group from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Saturday, June 2nd.

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    iKang Healthcare Group (NASDAQ:KANG) Q4 2017 Earnings Conference CallJun. 22, 2018 8:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of iKang Healthcare Group (NASDAQ:KANG) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Tuesday.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Chatham Lodging Trust (REIT)(CLDT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE:CLDT) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Tuesday.

    Several other research firms have also recently weighed in on CLDT. Zacks Investment Research cut Chatham Lodging Trust from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Friday, August 3rd. B. Riley increased their price objective on Chatham Lodging Trust from $20.00 to $21.00 and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. TheStreet upgraded Chatham Lodging Trust from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research report on Thursday, July 12th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a hold rating and set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Chatham Lodging Trust in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $21.20.

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Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Duluth Holdings Inc.(DLTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Duluth Holdings (NASDAQ:DLTH) reported its fiscal first-quarter results on Tuesday, June 5. The maker of premium rough-and-tumble clothing and gear reported strong top-line growth of nearly 20% thanks to 13 new store openings over the last year. However, the company struggled to translate it into gains on the bottom line. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Duluth Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:DLTH) reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $23.60 and last traded at $23.54, with a volume of 43126 shares. The stock had previously closed at $22.52.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Express (NYSE: EXPR) and Duluth (NASDAQ:DLTH) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and risk.

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Piper Jaffray Companies started coverage on shares of Akoustis Technologies (NASDAQ:AKTS) in a report published on Wednesday, The Fly reports. The brokerage issued a buy rating and a $10.00 target price on the technology company’s stock.

A number of other research firms have also recently commented on AKTS. Oppenheimer assumed coverage on shares of Akoustis Technologies in a research note on Thursday, August 30th. They set an outperform rating and a $10.00 price target for the company. Roth Capital lifted their price target on shares of Akoustis Technologies to $10.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, June 21st. Finally, Loop Capital assumed coverage on shares of Akoustis Technologies in a research note on Thursday, June 21st. They set a buy rating and a $15.00 price target for the company. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, Akoustis Technologies presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $12.08.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: NVE Corporation(NVEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC increased its holdings in NVE Co. (NASDAQ:NVEC) by 1.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 741,605 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,645 shares during the period. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC owned approximately 15.32% of NVE worth $61,635,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NVE Co. (NASDAQ:NVEC) shares hit a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $105.88 and last traded at $103.80, with a volume of 52 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $104.57.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NVE (NASDAQ:NVEC) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Rubicon Technology, Inc.(RBCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Thursday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) and Natcore Technology (OTCMKTS:NTCXF) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News coverage about Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rubicon Technology earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 43.6568126847622 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Brooks Automation Inc.(BRKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of Brooks Automation, Inc (NASDAQ:BRKS) jumped as much as 31% in trading Tuesday after announcing the sale of part of its business. At 1:30 p.m. EDT shares were still up 28.3% on the day.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Brooks Automation (NASDAQ:BRKS) insider Maurice H. Tenney sold 8,969 shares of Brooks Automation stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.80, for a total transaction of $267,276.20. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Boston Partners increased its stake in shares of Brooks Automation, Inc (NASDAQ:BRKS) by 0.5% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 2,051,596 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 10,215 shares during the period. Boston Partners owned about 2.91% of Brooks Automation worth $66,924,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Activision Blizzard, Inc(ATVI)

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    Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) recently revealed that its Overwatch League esport event is already approaching $1 billion in cumulative revenue since the company began selling teams last year. As famous investors and entrepreneurs scoop up franchises, the company is already making plans to expand the league.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Activision Blizzard, Inc (NASDAQ: ATVI) shares were halted around 2:15 p.m. after Dow Jones leaked incorrect earnings figures from the company’s first-quarter report a few hours before they were set to be released: Link

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Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sohu.com Inc.(SOHU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    I’ve been covering Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) for awhile, so when the Chinese internet pioneer announced plans to spin off Sogou, I was more than a little interested. Sogou has been the main growth driver at Sohu for years. With Sohu’s online advertising business meandering and its internet gaming business proving volatile, search has been its crown jewel.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) is still struggling to fire on all cylinders, but investors nonetheless bid shares of the dot-com pioneer higher on Friday after it posted mixed fourth-quarter results. Revenue clocked in at $482.2 million for the final three months of 2018, a 5% decline from a year earlier, but a 5% sequential improvement. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. decreased its holdings in shares of Sohu com Ltd (NASDAQ:SOHU) by 23.4% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 108,393 shares of the information services provider’s stock after selling 33,178 shares during the quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd.’s holdings in Sohu com were worth $3,351,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Shares of Chinese internet company Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) fell as much as 11.8% on Wednesday, following the company’s first-quarter earnings release. The stock is down 8.4% at the time of this writing.