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Best Value Stocks For 2021

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Best Value Stocks For 2021: Oshkosh Corporation(OSK)

Oshkosh Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies worldwide. The companys Access Equipment segment provides aerial work platforms and tele handlers used in construction, agricultural, industrial, institutional, and general maintenance applications. This segment also offers rental fleet loans and leases, and floor plan and retail financing through third-party funding arrangements; towing and recovery equipment; carriers and wreckers; equipment installation; and chassis and service parts sales. Its Defense segment provides severe-duty, heavy-and medium-payload tactical trucks for the department of defense, such as hauling tanks, missile systems, ammunition, fuel, troops, and cargo for combat units and light-payload tactical vehicles. The companys Fire & Emergency segment offers custom and commercial fire apparatus; and emergency vehicles, such as pumpers, aerial platform, ladder and tiller trucks, tankers, rescue vehicles, wild land rough terrain response vehicles, mobile command and control centers, bomb squad vehicles, hazardous materials control vehicles, and other emergency response vehicles. This segment also offers snow removal vehicles; broadcast and communication vehicles comprising electronic field production trailers, and satellite and electronic news gathering vehicles; and command trucks, and military simulator shelters and trailers. Its Commercial segment offers front-and rear-discharge concrete mixers, portable and stationary concrete batch plants, and refuse collection vehicles to concrete ready-mix and waste services industries. This segment also provides field service vehicles and truck-mounted cranes for the construction, equipment dealer, building supply, utility, tire service, railroad, and mining industries. The company was formerly known as Oshkosh Truck Corporation and changed its name to Oshkosh Corporation in February 2008. Oshkosh Corporation was founded in 1917 and is based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Shares of Oshkosh Corp. (NYSE:OSK) jumped 22.4% in January, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, after a strong earnings report and guidance that analysts say could prove to be conservative. It was a nice turnaround for a stock that has been an underperformer for most of the last year.

Best Value Stocks For 2021: Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited(AHL)

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (Aspen Holdings), incorporated on May 23, 2002, is a holding company. The Company conducts insurance and reinsurance business through its subsidiaries: Aspen U.K. and AUL, Aspen Bermuda (Bermuda) and Aspen Specialty and AAIC (the United States). The Company operates in two segments: Aspen Insurance and Aspen Reinsurance (Aspen Re). The Company operates in the global markets for property and casualty insurance and reinsurance. The Company’s insurance segment consists of property and casualty insurance; marine, aviation and energy insurance, and financial and professional lines insurance. Aspen Re consists of property catastrophe reinsurance, other property reinsurance, casualty reinsurance and specialty reinsurance.

Reinsurance

The Company’s Aspen Re consists of property catastrophe reinsurance, other property reinsurance (risk excess, pro rata and facultative), casualty reinsurance (the United States treaty, international treaty and global facultative) and specialty reinsurance (credit and surety, agriculture, marine, aviation, terrorism, engineering and other specialty lines). The Property catastrophe reinsurance is written on a treaty excess of loss basis where it provides protection to an insurer for an agreed portion of the total losses from a single event in excess of a specified loss amount. Its Other property reinsurance includes property, engineering and construction risks written on excess of loss and proportional treaties, facultative or single risk reinsurance. Its Proportional treaty reinsurance provides proportional coverage to the reinsured. Its Casualty reinsurance is written on an excess of loss, proportional and facultative basis and consists of the United States treaty, international treaty and casualty facultative reinsurance. The United States treaty business comprises exposures to workers’ compensation (including catastrophe), medical malpractice, general liability, auto liability, professional liability and excess liabili! ty including umbrella liability. Specialty reinsurance is written on an excess of loss and proportional basis and consists of credit and surety reinsurance, agriculture reinsurance and other specialty lines.

Insurance

The Company’s insurance segment consists of property and casualty insurance, marine, aviation and energy insurance, and financial and professional lines insurance. The Company’s property and casualty insurance line consists of the United States and the United Kingdom commercial property and construction business, commercial liability, the United States specialty casualty, global excess casualty, environmental liability and programs business, written on a primary, excess, quota share, program and facultative basis. Its Property insurance provides physical damage and business interruption coverage for losses arising from weather, fire, theft and other causes. Its Commercial liability is primarily written in the United Kingdom and provides employers’ liability coverage and public liability coverage for insureds domiciled in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The United States specialty casualty account consists primarily of lines written within the primary, excess and umbrella liability insurance sectors.

The global excess casualty line comprises insureds worldwide and covers risks, including general liability, commercial and residential construction liability, life science, railroads, trucking, product and public liability and associated types of cover found in general liability policies in the global insurance market. It also includes a portfolio of the United Kingdom and other non-United States employers’ liability and public liability coverage written through a managing general agent. The United States environmental account primarily provides contractors’ pollution liability and pollution legal liability across industry segments that have environmental regulatory drivers and contractual requirements for coverage including real estate and public entities! , contrac! tors and engineers, energy contractors and environmental contractors and consultants. The business is written in both the primary and excess insurance markets. The Company’s programs business writes property and casualty insurance risks for a select group of the United States-based program managers. These programs are managed as a distinct and separate unit.

The Company’s marine, aviation and energy insurance line consists of marine and energy liability, onshore energy physical damage, offshore energy physical damage, marine hull, specie, inland marine and ocean risks and aviation, written on a primary, excess, quota share, program and facultative basis. The marine and energy liability business -based in the United Kingdom includes marine liability cover mainly related to the liabilities of ship-owners and port operators, including reinsurance of Protection and Indemnity Clubs (P&I Clubs). The Company also offers services in onshore energy physical damage, offshore energy physical damage, marine hull, specie, inland marine and ocean risks, aviation, financial and professional lines insurance, financial and corporate risks, professional liability, management liability, credit and political risks, accident and specialty risks, accident and health, and surety risks.

The Company competes with Arch Capital Group Ltd., Axis Capital Holdings Limited, Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd., Everest Re Group Limited, Lancashire Holdings Limited, PartnerRe Ltd., Renaissance Re Holdings Ltd., Validus Holdings Ltd. and XL Group plc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Best Value Stocks For 2021: Bruker Corporation(BRKR)

Bruker Corporation designs, manufactures, services, and sells proprietary life science and materials research systems worldwide. The company?s Scientific Instruments segment offers advanced instrumentation and automated solutions based on magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, gas chromatography, X-ray, spark-optical emission spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, stylus and optical metrology, and infrared and Raman molecular spectroscopy technologies. This segment serves pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and molecular diagnostic companies; academic institutions, medical schools, and other non-profit organizations; clinical microbiology laboratories; government departments and agencies; nanotechnology, semiconductor, chemical, cement, metals, and petroleum companies; and food, beverage, and agricultural analysis companies and laboratories. Its Energy & Supercon Technologies segment provides superconducting materials, including metallic low temperature superconductors for use in magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear magnetic resonance, fusion energy research, and other applications; and ceramic high temperature superconductors primarily for fusion energy research applications, as well as non-superconducting Cuponal materials and wires based on co-extruded copper and aluminum, and non-superconducting high technology tools. Its customers include companies in the medical industry; private and public research and development laboratories in the fields of fundamental and applied sciences, and energy research; academic institutions; and government agencies. This segment is also involved in the development of superconductors and superconducting-enabled devices for applications in power and energy, as well as industrial processing industries. The company markets its products through direct sales force; and distributors, independent sales representatives, and other representatives. Bruker Corporation was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Billerica, M assachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bruker Co. (NASDAQ:BRKR) – Jefferies Financial Group lowered their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Bruker in a research report issued on Tuesday, February 12th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst B. Couillard now expects that the medical research company will earn $0.24 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.28. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Bruker’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.60 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $1.58 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.75 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Best Value Stocks For 2021: Broadwind Energy Inc.(BWEN)

Broadwind Energy, Inc. provides products and services to the energy, mining, and infrastructure sector customers, primarily in the United States. The company?s Towers and Weldments segment manufactures towers designed for two megawatt and larger wind turbines. This segment also manufactures specialty fabrications and weldments for mining and other industrial customers. Its Gearing segment engineers, builds, and remanufactures precision gears and gearing systems for wind, oil and gas, mining, and other industrial applications. The company?s Services segment offers a range of services, including non-routine blade and gearbox maintenance services for both kilowatt and megawatt turbines primarily to wind farm developers and operators. It also provides field services to the wind industry; dedicated drivetrain services; and industrial gearboxes precision repair and testing services. The company provides its products and services to various wind energy customers that include wi nd turbine manufacturers, wind farm developers, and wind farm operators, as well as oil and gas, mining, and other industries. It sells its products through its sales force and manufacturers’ representatives. The company was formerly known as Tower Tech Holdings Inc. and changed its name to Broadwind Energy, Inc. in 2008. Broadwind Energy, Inc. is headquartered in Naperville, Illinois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Matthews International (NASDAQ: MATW) and Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ:BWEN) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Matthews International (NASDAQ: MATW) and Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ:BWEN) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Best Value Stocks For 2021: Ormat Technologies, Inc.(ORA)

Unless the context otherwise requires, all references in this annual report to “Ormat”, “the Company”, “we”, “us”, “our company”, “Ormat Technologies”, or “our” refer to Ormat Technologies, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries. A glossary of certain terms and abbreviations used in this annual report appears at the beginning of this report.

Overview

We are a leading vertically integrated company primarily engaged in the geothermal and recovered energy power business. With the objective of becoming a leading global provider of renewable energy, we are focused on several key initiatives, which directly align with our new strategic plan, as described below.

We design, develop, build, own, and operate clean, environmentally friendly geothermal and recovered energy-based power plants, usually using equipment that we design and manufacture.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Ormat Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ORA) was downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Orora Ltd (ASX:ORA) declared a interim dividend on Thursday, February 14th, MarketIndexAU reports. Investors of record on Thursday, April 11th will be given a dividend of 0.065 per share on Thursday, April 11th. This represents a yield of 1.93%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 27th.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ormat Technologies (NYSE:ORA) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now

Verizon (NYSE:VZ), America’s top wireless carrier, and Altria (NYSE:MO), the country’s top tobacco company, are generally considered stable blue chip dividend stocks with wide moats. Yet the telco has generated weaker returns than the tobacco maker over the past five years. Shares of Verizon stayed nearly flat, while shares of Altria surged nearly 60%.

Looking ahead, rising interest rates could hurt both stocks as bonds become more attractive for income investments. Let’s take a closer look at these two S&P 500 components and see which stock is better poised to weather the coming storm.

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Comparing Verizon’s and Altria’s businesses

Verizon generates most of its revenues from its wireless business. Verizon Wireless was originally a joint venture between Verizon Communications and Vodafone, but Verizon bought out Vodafone’s stake in a $130 billion deal in 2014.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Amira Nature Foods Ltd(ANFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Wabash National Corporation(WNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    It wasn’t that long ago that concerns about a downturn in the truck trailer business had investors concerned that Wabash National’s (NYSE:WNC) best days were behind it. Those concerns seem to have been overblown, though, as demand for Wabash’s products were high enough for management to raise its sales guidance for the year. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street was able to claw back some of its lost ground on Friday, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average bounced back from about 1,250 points’ worth of losses on Wednesday and Thursday. Major benchmarks were up anywhere from 1% to 2%, but some investors weren’t pleased to see that the small-cap Russell 2000 Index wasn’t able to join its larger-cap peers in posting similar gains. Largely forgotten amid the market’s volatility is the fact that third-quarter earnings season is underway, and some stocks suffered from disappointing results. PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE:PNC), Wabash National (NYSE:WNC), and Momenta Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MNTA) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wabash National Co. (NYSE:WNC) shares reached a new 52-week low on Friday . The company traded as low as $17.91 and last traded at $18.09, with a volume of 33824 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $18.51.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Broadwind Energy Inc.(BWEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Matthews International (NASDAQ: MATW) and Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ:BWEN) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Matthews International (NASDAQ: MATW) and Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ:BWEN) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings and dividends.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Ingles Markets Incorporated(IMKTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News articles about Ingles Markets (NASDAQ:IMKTA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ingles Markets earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.3498595843486 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    But over the past five years, the industry has been turned upside down by changes in business models, a focus on delivery, and mass consolidation. While the dust is far from settled, here are 10 of the largest publicly traded grocers you can buy stock in.

    Company Market Cap Stores Regions Chains
    Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) $780 billion 500 USA Whole Foods
    Walmart (NYSE:WMT) $250 billion 11,700 Worldwide Walmart
    Costco (NASDAQ:COST) $86 billion 750 USA Costco
    Kroger (NYSE:KR) $21 billion 2,800 USA Kroger, Roundy’s, Ralph’s, Food 4 Less
    Sprouts (NASDAQ: SFM) $3 billion 300 Western and Southern U.S. Sprouts Farmer’s Market
    Weis Market (NYSE: WMK) $1.3 billion 200 Mid-Atlantic U.S. Weis Market
    SUPERVALU (NYSE: SVU) $630 million 100 Midwestern U.S. Cub Foods, Shopper’s Food, Hornbacher
    Ingles Market (NASDAQ: IMKTA) $580 million 200 Southeastern U.S. Ingles Market, Sav-Mor
    Smart & Final (NYSE: SFS) $360 million 350 Western U.S. Smart & Final, Cash & Carry
    Natural Grocers (NYSE: NGVC) $230 million 150 Western U.S. Natural Grocers

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance, company websites.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ingles Markets, Incorporated (NASDAQ:IMKTA) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, July 3rd, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Thursday, July 12th will be given a dividend of 0.165 per share on Thursday, July 19th. This represents a $0.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, July 11th.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Ingles Markets (NASDAQ:IMKTA) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report report published on Wednesday.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Natural Health Trends Corp.(NHTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Natural Health Trends Corp (NASDAQ: NHTC) fell 7.8 percent to $19.80 in pre-market trading after rising 1.46 percent on Friday.
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) shares fell 6.6 percent to $11.41 in pre-market trading after climbing 4.18 percent on Friday.
    Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE: QHC) shares fell 6.2 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after tumbling 11.45 percent on Friday.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) fell 6.1 percent to $7.31 in pre-market trading after declining 3.35 percent on Friday.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) fell 5.6 percent to $28.30 in pre-market trading.
    Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVFM) fell 5.3 percent to $6.06 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.73 percent on Friday.
    Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) shares fell 5.2 percent to $28.60 in pre-market trading. Xerox terminated its transaction agreement with Fujifilm and entered into a new agreement with Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason. JP Morgan downgraded Xerox from Overweight to Neutral.
    Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) fell 5.2 percent to $7.02 in pre-market trading. Cellcom is expected to release Q1 results on May 30, 2018.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) fell 4.5 percent to $74 in pre-market trading.
    Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: NBRV) shares fell 4 percent to $4.66 in pre-market trading

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ: CENT) and Natural Health Trends (NASDAQ:NHTC) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Natural Health Trends (NASDAQ:NHTC) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (IIPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    One of our best marijuana stocks to buy now is Innovative Industrial Properties Inc. (NYSE: IIPR). It’s a unique play because it does not grow marijuana or sell marijuana-based products. That places the company in a truly sweet spot in the business of legal marijuana.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Cannabis-focused real estate investment trust (REIT) Innovative Industrial Properties (NYSE:IIPR) was the very first pot stock to list on a major exchange. The company, which acquires growing and processing facilities in the U.S., then leases these properties out for an extended period of time, had its IPO on the NYSE in December 2016. Today, Innovative Industrial Properties has 12 properties in 10 states, although it’s widely expected to continue adding around five properties per year. And since it’s a REIT, Innovative Industrial Properties is also the only pure-play marijuana stock to pay a dividend, with its current yield of 2% more or less on par with the broad-based S&P 500.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about Innovative Industrial Properties (NYSE:IIPR) have trended positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Innovative Industrial Properties earned a news impact score of 0.50 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 48.1448106054572 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2019

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Spectacular falls in the cost of wind, solar and battery technology mean that clean energy is increasingly pushing coal and gas out of the world&a;rsquo;s electricity generation mix in a &a;ldquo;chilling&a;rdquo; development for the future of fossil fuel power generation.

Research group Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has released its latest report on the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) and it suggests that President Donald Trump&a;rsquo;s attempts to revive the U.S. coal industry is doomed to failure. That&a;rsquo;s because the price of battery storage has tumbled by 79% since 2010, from $1,000/kWh to $209/kWh while both wind and solar power have fallen by 18% in just a year.

Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Autodesk, Inc.(ADSK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Shares of Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) outpaced the market last month, rising 20% compared to a 3% increase in the S&P 500, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    There has been a lot to like about Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) over the past few years. The company has leveraged its position as a business software supplier to add products and customers and made a change to a subscription business model that should stabilize revenue and add long-term value. 

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE: ZOES) fell 27.8 percent to $10.45 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. The company also lowered its FY18 sales outlook from $358million-$368 million to $345 million-$352 million.
    Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB) shares fell 15.6 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Rockwell Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: RMTI) fell 15.5 percent to $5.02 in the pre-market trading session after the company disclosed that its President and CEO Robert Chioini was terminated.
    BG Staffing Inc (NYSE: BGSF) shares fell 12.7 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading after reporting a common stock offering.
    8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) fell 9.3 percent to $20.00 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited (NASDAQ: APWC) fell 7.7 percent to $2.35 in pre-market trading after rising 3.88 percent on Thursday.
    Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS) shares fell 7.5 percent to $30.49 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat earnings for its first quarter on Thursday. Comps were up 1 percent in the quarter.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) fell 6.4 percent to $33.91 in pre-market trading.
    Buckle Inc (NYSE: BKE) fell 4.9 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading following weak quarterly sales.
    China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF) shares fell 4.9 percent to $3.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 11.53 percent on Thursday.
    Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) fell 4.8 percent to $78.98 in pre-market trading. Ross Stores reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak forecast for the current quarter.
    Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE: CPE) shares fell 4.7 percent to $11.90 in pre-market trading after the company reported pricing of common

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News articles about Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) have trended positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Autodesk earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the software company an impact score of 46.5797902768791 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Broadwind Energy Inc.(BWEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Matthews International (NASDAQ: MATW) and Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ:BWEN) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Matthews International (NASDAQ: MATW) and Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ:BWEN) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Flowers Foods, Inc.(FLO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Traders sold shares of Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) on strength during trading on Wednesday. $2.52 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $7.23 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $4.71 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Flowers Foods had the 33rd highest net out-flow for the day. Flowers Foods traded up $0.17 for the day and closed at $19.39

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Novare Capital Management LLC lowered its holdings in Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO) by 35.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 12,835 shares of the company’s stock after selling 7,115 shares during the quarter. Novare Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Flowers Foods were worth $281,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Flowers Foods Inc  (NYSE:FLO)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

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Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Hardinge Inc.(HDNG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer, Rich Smith, and Sean Williams]

    Wall Street has a bad habit of focusing only on the largest and most interesting stories. That means that smaller, and sometimes boring, companies don’t always get the analyst attention they deserve — and that can spell opportunity if you are willing to do the extra legwork to get to know some unknown names. Three Motley Fool investors came up with these stocks to start you off with today: Hardinge Inc. (NASDAQ:HDNG), OrganiGram Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQOTH:OGRMF), and Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. (NYSE:OR).

Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: McGrath RentCorp(MGRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ: MGRC) and Triton International (NYSE:TRTN) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ:MGRC) VP Kay Dashner sold 1,993 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.30, for a total transaction of $130,142.90. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 4,891 shares in the company, valued at approximately $319,382.30. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ:MGRC) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: General Employment Enterprises, Inc.(JOB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) shares jumped 17 percent to $3.65.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares rose 13.5 percent to $11.70.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) gained 11.6 percent to $6.75 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares jumped 11.2 percent to $14.95. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares gained 11 percent to $2.2199.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) surged 10.8 percent to $4.50.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) rose 10.1 percent to $3.39.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) climbed 9.6 percent to $32.10. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares jumped 9.1 percent to $25.66. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 8.4 percent to $75.65 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
    Command Security Corporation (NYSE: MOC) shares gained 6.4 percent to $3.0960 after the company disclosed a $23 million five-year contract with LaGuardia Gateway Partners for LaGuardia Airport New Central Terminal Building.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) rose 6.2 percent to $2.41 after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 5.7 percent to $69.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI) gained 4.9 percent to $18.035. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Hanesbrands from Hold to Buy.
    M
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 78.82 percent to close at $7.26 on Monday.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares jumped 18 percent to close at $2.36.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) climbed 15.7 percent to close at $7.00 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) gained 17.21 percent to close at $3.61.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) rose 14.16 percent to close at $33.45. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
    China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: CIFS) shares jumped 12.79 percent to close at $25.58.
    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares gained 11.52 percent to close at $15.00. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) rose 10.94 percent to close at $22.91.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares rose 10.76 percent to close at $26.05. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares rose 10.02 percent to close at $6.48.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) shares gained 8.37 percent to close at $2.46 on Monday after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares gained 7.81 percent to close at $11.11.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 7.26 percent to close at $70.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 6.66 percent to close at $74.45 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
    Hanesbrands Inc.
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares jumped 26.5 percent to $6.9042. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares climbed 17.4 percent to $3.11. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Flanigan's Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BDL) shares jumped 17 percent to $27.97 following Q2 results. Flanigan's Enterprises posted Q2 earnings of $0.75 per share on sales of $29.456 million.
    Borqs Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRQS) rose 15.8 percent to $8.05 after reporting Q1 results.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) jumped 15.3 percent to $82.75. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 15.1 percent to $6.33.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) rose 13.8 percent to $6.27.
    Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) gained 12.8 percent to $5.98. H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage on Enphase Energy with a Buy rating.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares surged 12.1 percent to $21.68 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    NF Energy Saving Corporation (NASDAQ: NFEC) climbed 11.6 percent to $2.399.
    Allied Healthcare Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: AHPI) surged 11.4 percent to $3.0643.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) gained 11.1 percent to $24.40 after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) rose 10.9 percent to $3.16.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) gained 10.1 percent to $11.71 after reporting Q1 results.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) climbed 7.9 percent to $2.61 following Q2 results.
    The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: STKS) gained 7.6 percent to $2.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX) rose 7.3 percent to $0.8798 after the company was granted a patent approval. The clinical-st

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019

Retail is in trouble. With the ease of shopping on Amazon, endless choices available online, and the industry’s failure to keep up with the times, brick-and-mortar retail operations have been crushed. True tales of struggling chains, plunging stock prices and even bankruptcy have become commonplace in the once thriving retail sector.

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Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Starbucks Corporation(SBUX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    “These days, anything with a China input of any sort is pretty much too dangerous to own,” Cramer said. “It doesn’t matter if we sell it in China or if we import it from China — any Chinese [exposure] is a simple negative because of the tit-for-tat” reactions in any U.S.-Chinese trade dispute. “The only problem is that our president has to deal with the rule of law. … The Chinese government can order a boycott on everything from the iPhone to Starbucks (SBUX) to KFC, but the president has not been similarly inclined on our end.”

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Shares of Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) fell below the $50 mark on Wednesday afternoon, heading even lower on Thursday morning after announcing that its CFO was leaving the company. If you can’t recall the last time Starbucks traded this low, you’re not alone. You have to go back three summers — to August 2015 — to find the last time the stock traded lower.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    While Coke touts the acquisition as a move into the market for hot beverages, it may be the company’s play to gain a toehold in the European market, where it starts in a virtual tie with Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX). Globally, however, Starbucks has more than 27,000 stores. Costa has no stores in the United States.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Stocks to Watch Today: GOOGL, SBUX, PG, SHLD, FAST
    Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) leads tech headlines Wednesday as the company will unveil the third iteration of its Pixel smartphone, its first tablet computer, and the Google Home smart speaker. The race into the tablet space takes direct aim at rival Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). Shares of GOOGL were flat in pre-market hours. Shares of Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) are on the move after hedge fund manager Bill Ackman announced a stake in the coffee house giant. Ackman has taken a $900 million stake in the company, and predicts that shares could double within the next three years. The position adds to Ackman’s growing portfolio of food and beverage companies that includes Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG), Restaurant Brands International Inc. (NYSE: QSR), and Mondelez International Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ). The death of retail is set to claim its latest victim. According to The Wall Street Journal, Sears Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) is preparing to file for bankruptcy as soon as next week. A bankruptcy filing would make it possible for the company to slowly strip away assets. The firm reportedly hired a bankruptcy firm to assist with proceedings. The news comes on speculation that the firm will not be able to meet its $134 million debt payment due this coming Monday. The Trump administration is back to picking winners and losers in its trade war with countries around the globe. Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) is now exempt from 25% tariffs on imported steel used in its Gillette and Venus razor blades. The Commerce Department awarded the exemption four months after P&G’s largest rival – Edgewell Personal Care – received an exemption for their products. Look for an earnings report from Fastenal Co. (NASDAQ: FAST). Wall Street expects that the tool giant will report earnings per share of $0.67 on top of $1.27 billion

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Broadwind Energy Inc.(BWEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Matthews International (NASDAQ: MATW) and Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ:BWEN) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Ducommun Incorporated(DCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ducommun (NYSE:DCO) had its price target increased by Canaccord Genuity from $36.00 to $38.00. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

    Fortress Biotech (NASDAQ:FBIO) was given a $11.00 target price by analysts at HC Wainwright. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion.
    Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.65 billion.
    Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $556.81 million.
    Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $383.37 million.
    Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $880.89 million.
    Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $396.25 million.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $73.23 million.
    Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $980.50 million.
    Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $220.14 million.
    Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $210.01 million.
    TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $198.62 million.
    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE: RBA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $153.87 million.
    Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $247.16 million.
    Jagged Peak En

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Astronics (NASDAQ: ATRO) and Ducommun (NYSE:DCO) are both small-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Echo Global Logistics, Inc.(ECHO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

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

    Contents:
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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Echo Global Logistics (NASDAQ:ECHO) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Thursday morning.

    Several other brokerages have also commented on ECHO. ValuEngine raised Echo Global Logistics from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Monday, June 11th. Stifel Nicolaus started coverage on Echo Global Logistics in a research note on Tuesday, June 19th. They set a buy rating and a $34.00 price target on the stock. Cowen boosted their price target on Echo Global Logistics from $35.00 to $40.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a research note on Monday, July 16th. Barrington Research reissued a buy rating on shares of Echo Global Logistics in a research note on Friday, June 29th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price target on Echo Global Logistics from $35.00 to $37.00 and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research note on Thursday, April 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Echo Global Logistics presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $34.67.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: CVS Health Corporation(CVS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Friday
    Following the U.S. tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese goods, the economic rival hit back. China returned with its own list of American products totaling $34 billion, including soybeans, pork, and electric vehicles. Many analysts anticipate that the conflict will continue to escalate. Tariffs on another $16 billion in Chinese goods are expected to go into effect in a few weeks. U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on another $500 billion in Chinese goods should there be further retaliation. This morning, the U.S. Labor Department announced that the nation’s unemployment rate increased to 4%. The U.S. economy added 213,000 new jobs in June, a figure that topped expectations. The report also showed a 2.7% uptick in hourly earnings year over year. The report indicates a tightening U.S. market that continues to face shortages of talent. There are currently more open position in the United States than people looking for work. Shares of CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) have slumped nearly 7.9% over the last week thanks to the Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) takeover of online pharmacy PillPack last week. The conventional wisdom is that Amazon is poised to massively disrupt the pharmaceutical retail space the same way it has dismantled the brick-and-mortar retail and grocery industries. But the consensus has it wrong, and following the herd could cost you a lot of money…                                                                  
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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tokio Marine Asset Management Co. Ltd. lessened its stake in CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) by 38.6% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 3,614 shares of the pharmacy operator’s stock after selling 2,274 shares during the quarter. Tokio Marine Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in CVS Health were worth $225,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Yet even if S&P had honed in on healthcare as a sector it wanted to emphasize further, some will question why Walgreens got the nod. CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) has nearly as large a drugstore chain network as Walgreens does, and in many ways, CVS has been more aggressive in pursuing acquisitions that have tapped into the high-growth potential from pharmacy benefit management. The company’s planned merger with health insurer Aetna will boost CVS’s size even further if approved, and even without it, CVS’s market capitalization was higher than Walgreens before the announcement.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) traded down about 1.8% Tuesday and posted a new 52-week low of $60.50 after closing Monday at $61.60. The stock’s 52-week high is $84.00. Volume totaled about 5 million, about half the daily average. The company had specific news.

  • [By Money Morning Reports]

    Shares of CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) have slumped nearly 7.9% over the last week thanks to the Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) takeover of online pharmacy PillPack last week.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019

If there’s one thing Americans are unfortunately good at, it’s racking up debt, and new data from Northwestern Mutual further drives home this point. Specifically, the average level of personal debt, not including mortgages, climbed to $38,000 this year, which represents an almost $1,000 increase from 2017.

Here’s another troubling statistic: A good 20% of Americans allocate anywhere from 50% to 100% of their income to repaying debt, while 13% are convinced they’ll be in debt for the rest of their lives.

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: State Bank Financial Corporation.(STBZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) and State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.03. State Bank Financial had a return on equity of 9.26% and a net margin of 18.77%. The firm had revenue of $68.16 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $65.00 million. analysts expect that State Bank Financial will post 2.18 EPS for the current year.

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Broadwind Energy Inc.(BWEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Matthews International (NASDAQ: MATW) and Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ:BWEN) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Broadwind Energy (BWEN)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Matthews International (NASDAQ: MATW) and Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ:BWEN) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Care.com, Inc.(CRCM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Care.com, Inc. (NYSE: CRCM) shares shot up 19 percent to $18.8426 following Q1 earnings.

    Shares of ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) got a boost, shooting up 54 percent to $4.4302 after the company announced a special $1.00 per share cash dividend.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 50.7 percent to $4.34 after the company announced a special $1.00 per share cash dividend.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) surged 28.4 percent to $17.44 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cardlytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDLX) gained 22 percent to $17.945.
    Care.com, Inc. (NYSE: CRCM) shares rose 19.3 percent to $18.92 following Q1 earnings.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) jumped 19.1 percent to $4.3934 after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 18.6 percent to $4.79 after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    IntriCon Corporation (NASDAQ: IIN) climbed 17.4 percent to $29.30 after reporting Q1 results.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 16.2 percent to $3.45 after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: TCMD) gained 15.4 percent to $42.61 following Q1 results.
    eGain Corporation (NASDAQ: EGAN) gained 15.3 percent to $10.55 following Q3 earnings.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 13.8 percent to $9.48 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRL) shares surged 13.1 percent to $13.42 after reporting Q1 results.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) climbed 11.9 percent to $10.85 following better-than-expected Q3 earnings.
    scPharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SCPH) gained 11.2 percent to $14.45 following Q1 results.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 10.2 percent to $24.08 following Q1 results.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) shares rose 7.9 percent to $19.60 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its outlook.
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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Care.com Inc (NYSE:CRCM) CFO Michael Echenberg sold 18,094 shares of Care.com stock in a transaction on Monday, October 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.90, for a total transaction of $396,258.60. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 46,674 shares in the company, valued at $1,022,160.60. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Laurion Capital Management LP boosted its position in Care.com Inc (NYSE:CRCM) by 10.9% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 47,031 shares of the information services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,633 shares during the quarter. Laurion Capital Management LP owned approximately 0.15% of Care.com worth $982,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about Care.com (NYSE:CRCM) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Care.com earned a news impact score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the information services provider an impact score of 46.4871932873326 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Guaranty Bancorp(GBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, the financial shares surged 1.13 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ: GBNK), up 6 percent, and Itaú Unibanco Holding S.A. (NYSE: ITUB) up 4 percent.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) – Analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies lifted their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Guaranty Bancorp in a report released on Thursday, August 9th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst B. Rabatin now expects that the financial services provider will post earnings per share of $0.48 for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.46. Piper Jaffray Companies currently has a “Hold” rating and a $32.50 target price on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Guaranty Bancorp’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.50 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.93 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.50 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.51 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.53 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.55 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.09 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Tuesday, the financial shares surged 0.71 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ: GBNK), up 5 percent, and Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) up 5 percent.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Diodes Incorporated(DIOD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. lessened its stake in shares of Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) by 67.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 23,610 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 47,902 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s holdings in Diodes were worth $719,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) CEO Keh Shew Lu sold 48,248 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.32, for a total value of $1,848,863.36. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 620,304 shares in the company, valued at $23,770,049.28. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

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  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    That’s a great way to cash in on the growth of technology without buying into overhyped (and overpriced) semiconductor stocks, like Diodes Inc. (Nasdaq: DIOD), which trades for 111 times earnings.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Omnicell Inc.(OMCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL) have been given an average rating of “Buy” by the nine analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $66.40.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Omnicell Technologies (NASDAQ:OMCL) insider Robin Gene Seim sold 13,286 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.48, for a total value of $617,533.28. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 74,121 shares in the company, valued at $3,445,144.08. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Omnicell Technologies (NASDAQ:OMCL) insider Peter J. Kuipers sold 724 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, April 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.00, for a total value of $33,304.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 56,970 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,620,620. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: American Airlines Group, Inc.(AAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    It can’t be fun to be American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) CEO Doug Parker right now. His company has experienced massive nonfuel cost increases over the past few years. Now that the carrier is finally reining in controllable costs, fuel prices have surged, creating a new headache. Meanwhile, American has the weakest balance sheet of any major U.S. airline.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) traded down about 1.5% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $36.77 after closing Monday at $38.36. The stock’s 52-week high is $59.08. Volume was about 15% below the daily average of around 6.2 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) which traded down about 4.5% at $47.57. The stock’s 52-week range is $42.01 to $59.08. Volume was nearly 13 million compared to the daily average volume of nearly 5 million.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Not surprisingly, the airlines with the lowest profit margins have been hit hardest. These carriers are the most vulnerable to fuel price increases and demand shocks, as small changes in their profit margins can severely impact their earnings. During the past year, American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) has fallen into the bottom echelon of U.S. airlines in terms of profitability, and so its share price tumbled 7.5% in the first three days of this week.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Dawson Geophysical Company(DWSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Dawson Geophysical (NASDAQ:DWSN) was downgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Monday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Dawson Geophysical (NASDAQ:DWSN) was upgraded by stock analysts at TheStreet from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note issued on Monday.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Ampio Pharmaceutical(AMPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ampio Pharmaceuticals Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:AMPE) saw a large drop in short interest during the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 10,472,904 shares, a drop of 6.6% from the May 15th total of 11,209,042 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 806,646 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 13.0 days. Currently, 13.5% of the shares of the company are sold short.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ampio Pharmaceuticals Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:AMPE) saw a significant increase in short interest in the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 14,752,101 shares, an increase of 39.8% from the June 15th total of 10,555,723 shares. Currently, 19.0% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,744,324 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 8.5 days.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Ampio Pharmaceuticals (NYSEMKT:AMPE) were devastated today, dropping 71% in the first hour of trading, after the company delivered a regulatory update in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing concerning its lead drug candidate Ampion. The drug, which is being developed as a treatment for severe osteoarthritis of the knee, appeared to report positive results in a phase 3 trial at the end of 2017. But investors just learned that the data collected will not be sufficient to support regulatory approval. 

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019: Attunity Ltd.(ATTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Attunity Ltd (NASDAQ:ATTU) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the six ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $12.33.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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