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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019

February 14, 2018: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among 81 equities making new 52-week lows in Wednesday’s session. On the NYSE advancers led decliners by more than 2 to 1 and on the Nasdaq, advancers led decliners by about 11 to 4.

Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: TTPH) dropped more than 61% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $2.10 after closing at $5.43 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $6.97. Volume was around 15 million, more than 30 times the daily average of about 480,000. The company reported failing results on a phase 3 clinical trial.

Neovasc Inc. (NASDAQ: NVCN) fell about 21% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $0.26 after closing at $0.33 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $2.12. Volume of about 7.3 million was around 7 times the daily average. The medical device maker had no specific news.

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. (NYSE: SKT) traded down nearly 10% Wednesday and posted a new 52-week low of $21.14 after closing Tuesday at $23.47. The stock’s 52-week high is $34.76. Volume was around 6.9 million, nearly five times the daily average. The companr reported results after markets closed Tuesday.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Continental Resources, Inc.(CLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Oil prices are higher today than they were just a couple of years ago, after starting to rebound in early 2016. So it isn’t as easy to find the kinds of deals Franco-Nevada was inking not too long ago. But Franco-Nevada still sees value in the energy space — if the right deal is available. For example, it just partnered up with Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Clearwater Seafoods (TSE:CLR) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, May 8th, Zacks reports. Shareholders of record on Saturday, May 19th will be given a dividend of 0.05 per share on Friday, June 1st. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 17th.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    What could become a key to Franco-Nevada’s turnaround is a recent deal with Continental Resources (NYSE:CLR). Under the strategic relationship, Franco-Nevada will pay $220 million to obtain existing mineral rights that Continental controls. Moreover, the streaming and royalty company will commit as much as $100 million a year for three years to acquire new mineral rights. That led Franco-Nevada to upgrade its long-term oil and gas outlook as well, with the potential to get as much as $120 million to $140 million in revenue by 2022. If achieved, that could begin to make oil and gas almost equally important for Franco-Nevada as precious metals.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Since oil prices peaked in 2014, both Total and Shell have managed to generate positive total returns for investors who held through the downturn, in large part because of their diverse operations. Neither has come close to outperforming the S&P 500, but it could have been far worse; one only has to look at some of the biggest independent oil producers, including Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) (down 53%), Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) (down 33%), and Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR) (down 12.3%) to appreciate the benefit of Total’s and Shell’s more diversified operations. 

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Celanese Corporation(CE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Stephens Inc. AR lowered its holdings in shares of Celanese Co. (NYSE:CE) by 9.7% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 4,113 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 441 shares during the period. Stephens Inc. AR’s holdings in Celanese were worth $457,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Jennison Associates LLC trimmed its stake in shares of Celanese Co. (NYSE:CE) by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 527,082 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 3,006 shares during the period. Jennison Associates LLC’s holdings in Celanese were worth $58,538,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC decreased its stake in shares of Celanese Co. (NYSE:CE) by 9.5% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 5,250 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 550 shares during the quarter. Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Celanese were worth $472,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.(CCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Aristotle Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Coca-Cola European Partners PLC (NYSE:CCE) by 9.3% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 363,371 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 30,783 shares during the period. Aristotle Capital Management LLC owned approximately 0.08% of Coca-Cola European Partners worth $15,138,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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    Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE) Lowered to “Sell” at ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com) $3.69 Billion in Sales Expected for Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE) to Post $0.81 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Critical Contrast: Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE) and Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (COKE) (americanbankingnews.com) Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of CCE traded down $0.51 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $37.88. The stock had a trading volume of 705,278 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,496,087. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82, a current ratio of 1.03 and a quick ratio of 0.79. The company has a market cap of $18.60 billion, a PE ratio of 15.85, a P/E/G ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 0.76. Coca-Cola European Partners has a 1-year low of $36.17 and a 1-year high of $44.75.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS purchased a new stake in shares of Coca-Cola European Partners PLC (NYSE:CCE) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 31,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,260,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: New York Times Company (NYT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Natalie Walters]

    The New York Times (NYSE:NYT) made a point of alerting investors in its latest earnings call that it would be shifting its attention to some big TV and film projects this year. 

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    New York Times Co (NYSE:NYT) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, September 21st, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, October 3rd will be paid a dividend of 0.04 per share on Thursday, October 18th. This represents a $0.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.69%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, October 2nd.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Following a surge in the The New York Times’ (NYSE:NYT) stock since the “Trump-bump” effect and an impressive first quarter earlier this year, the newspaper failed to impress last week when it reported its second-quarter results. Suppressed advertising revenue and slowing growth in digital subscribers were reminders of some of the risks to owning shares of the evolving company.

  • [By ]

    On Oct 16, 2008, Warren Buffett wrote a New York Times (NYSE: NYT) op-ed titled “Buy American. I Am.” As markets continued to tumble, critics lambasted the billionaire. I think the Oracle of Omaha has been vindicated.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Snap Inc. (SNAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market didn’t see much in the way of sustained movement Wednesday, with the major market indexes finished mixed, but close to where they began the day. Various cross-currents pushed shares higher and lower throughout the day, including the potential for a breakthrough on the trade front, and nervousness about the directions of interest rates and monetary policy both in the U.S. and internationally. Weighing on sentiment was bad news from some key individual companies that sent their respective stocks lower. Snap (NYSE:SNAP), Fitbit (NYSE:FIT), and ASML Holding (NASDAQ:ASML) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these companies to tell you why their shares fared so poorly.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    And the rest
    Rounding out the top 10 were Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC), J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP), Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA),  Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP).

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    Four Stocks to Watch Today: UL, SSNLF, TSLA, SNAP
    Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) is absolutely certain that it will become profitable in 2019. Despite the stock falling more than 45% this year and it now where close to its IPO, a company memo was leaked from a top executive that they have a goal of profitability for the full year of 2019. And it seems that a few investors are willing to believe them as shares are up 3.2% this morning. Keep in mind that this memo was leaked after the stock took a 5% hit on Thursday. Today, conglomerate Unilever NV (NYSE: UL) announced that it has abandoned a plan to move its operating headquarters out of the United Kingdom to the Netherlands. The move was originally announced ahead of the Brexit, which continues to barrel forward with tremendous uncertainty for politicians, citizens, and UK-based companies. The firm’s stock was off nearly 1% after it announced that a “significant group of shareholders” did not support the relocation plan. Shares of Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) fell 4.4% after CEO Elon Musk made a rather reckless accusation at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Musk referred to the SEC as the “Shortseller Enrichment Commission.” His mocking comes just days after Musk settled fraud charges stemming back to his claims in August that he had failed to inform the agency about material company events and misled investors that he had secured funding to take Tesla private. As part of the settlement, Musk also agreed to step down from his role of chair for at least three years and to have his Twitter messages vetted by company officials to

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    President Trump will announce today if he will pull the United States out of the Obama-era nuclear deal. Trump wants European members of the treaty to amend certain issues regarding Iran’s uranium enrichment capacity. Energy stocks and oil prices had been rising on speculation that Trump would slap Iran again with economic sanctions, disrupting the region’s oil production. Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is currently working to obtain enough capital to purchase certain assets of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NYSE: FOXA). The ability to raise capital would allow Comcast to replace Disney’s $52 billion bid for the many of Fox’s key businesses. Markets are reacting to a speech made this morning by U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. During a speech in Zurich, Switzerland, Powell said that rising U.S. interest rates would not have a significant impact on emerging markets and foreign stock markets. This has long been a concern for other nations as the U.S. dollar rises and American bonds become more attractive to international investors.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: DIS, C, SNAP
    The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) will lead another busy day of earnings reports today. Investors will be exploring the impact of recent price hikes at the company’s theme parks, as well as the ongoing concerns about cable cutting and how this trend affects ESPN. Markets anticipate that the company will report earnings per share of $1.68 on top of $14.23 billion in revenue. Shares of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) are on the move. The uptick came after activist investor ValueAct announced a $1.2 billion stake in the investment bank. Citigroup shares were up 1.2% in pre-market hours. Shares of Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) gained 1% in pre-market hours. The owner of social media giant Snapchat said that its CFO Drew Vollero will step down next week. The executive will be replaced by a financial executive at Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN). Snap continues to face incredible pressures after the f

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    In Snap’s (NYSE:SNAP) short life thus far as a public company, it has already suffered from numerous high-profile departures. Snap’s head of human resources, vice president of security, and general counsel left the company last summer, just a few months after the IPO. Engineering chief Tim Sehn quit back in November, and was followed by VP of product Tom Conrad shortly thereafter.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) saw its short interest increase to 123.20 million, compared to the previous level of 108.80 million. Shares were trading at $13.70 in a 52-week range of $10.50 to $21.22.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Pampa Energia S.A.(PAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Numis Securities restated their add rating on shares of Premier Asset Management Group (LON:PAM) in a report released on Tuesday.

    Separately, Liberum Capital reiterated a buy rating on shares of Premier Asset Management Group in a report on Wednesday, May 23rd.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Equities researchers at HSBC began coverage on shares of Pampa Energia (NYSE:PAM) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The firm set a “buy” rating and a $40.00 price target on the utilities provider’s stock. HSBC’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 31.41% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pampa Energia (NYSE:PAM) and Avangrid (NYSE:AGR) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Knowles Corporation(KN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Head to Head Contrast: Knowles (KN) vs. Sony (SNE) (americanbankingnews.com) Knowles (KN) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Four seniors nab scholarships from Siouxland Officials Association (siouxcityjournal.com) When is Who Dares Wins on BBC One tonight, how old is host Nick Knowles and how does the game show work? (thesun.co.uk) Local students learn the art of architecture (dailytidings.com)

    KN has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Craig Hallum restated a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price target (down from $20.00) on shares of Knowles in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Knowles from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th. ValuEngine lowered Knowles from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. JPMorgan Chase lowered their price target on Knowles from $16.00 to $13.50 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Lake Street Capital lowered their price target on Knowles from $19.00 to $17.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $17.29.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. lowered its stake in shares of Knowles (NYSE:KN) by 22.4% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 17,610 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after selling 5,088 shares during the period. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Knowles were worth $222,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Knowles Corp (NYSE:KN) insider Michael S. Polacek bought 926 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 4th. The shares were bought at an average price of $16.28 per share, for a total transaction of $15,075.28. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 84,305 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,372,485.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: CompX International Inc.(CIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CI Financial (TSE:CIX) will issue its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Thursday, May 10th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of C$0.63 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CI Financial Corp (TSE:CIX)’s share price hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as C$23.92 and last traded at C$23.92, with a volume of 138823 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at C$24.14.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of CI Financial Corp (TSE:CIX) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the eight ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation and three have given a hold recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is C$25.75.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CI Financial (TSE:CIX) had its price objective decreased by analysts at TD Securities from C$25.00 to C$24.00 in a research note issued to investors on Friday. TD Securities’ price target would indicate a potential upside of 12.36% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CI Financial (TSE:CIX) had its price objective decreased by analysts at TD Securities from C$25.00 to C$24.00 in a research note issued to investors on Friday. TD Securities’ price target would indicate a potential upside of 12.36% from the stock’s previous close.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Caleres, Inc.(CAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Caledonia Mining Co. Plc (TSE:CAL) Director John Mark Learmonth acquired 2,300 shares of Caledonia Mining stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 10th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of C$6.25 per share, with a total value of C$14,375.00.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    The impending disappearance of Payless ShoeSource from the U.S. retail landscape represents an opportunity for rivals to snap up its customers. The two biggest winners are likely to be DSW (NYSE:DSW) and Caleres (NYSE:CAL).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Caleres (NYSE:CAL) updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Tuesday. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.40-2.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.48. The company issued revenue guidance of approx $2.80 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.79 billion.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Arizona State Retirement System increased its stake in shares of Caleres Inc (NYSE:CAL) by 6.2% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 66,526 shares of the textile maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,877 shares during the period. Arizona State Retirement System owned approximately 0.16% of Caleres worth $1,851,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019: Diodes Incorporated(DIOD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) VP Francis Tang sold 8,600 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.41, for a total value of $287,326.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 86,279 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,882,581.39. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [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.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) CFO Richard Dallas White sold 13,000 shares of Diodes stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.88, for a total value of $492,440.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 111,920 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,239,529.60. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

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Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: SORL Auto Parts Inc.(SORL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $86.96 million.

    Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALDX) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.39 per share.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) got a boost, shooting up 13 percent to $5.90 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.

    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) shares were also up, gaining 24 percent to $27.3947 following Q3 results.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) rose 75.31 percent to close at $9.94 after reporting Q1 results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 40.62 percent to close at $4.50 on Tuesday after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) gained 34.39 percent to close at $3.40.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) gained 32.74 percent to close at $1.50 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) surged 31.15 percent to close at $8.00 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) rose 21.07 percent to close at $11.09. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) rose 20.23 percent to close at $10.58.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) shares gained 17.62 percent to close at $17.82.
    Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: APVO) rose 17.1 percent to close at $5.82.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) shares jumped 16.23 percent to close at $4.87 following Q1 earnings.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) rose 16.04 percent to close at $3.69.
    PPDAI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PPDF) climbed 15.99 percent to close at $7.98 following Q1 results.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) rose 15.93 percent to close at $3.42.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) gained 15.59 percent to close at $0.5532 following Q1 results.
    Sophiris Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPHS) gained 13.92 percent to close at $3.52 on Tuesday following Q1 results.
    Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA) jumped 13.4 percent to close at $2.37.
    Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI) shares surged 13.05 percent to close
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares climbed 70.3 percent to $5.45 after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) surged 39.8 percent to $1.58 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) gained 25.6 percent to $11.50. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Aytu Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ: AYTU) shares jumped 21.8 percent to $0.4798 after the company late Monday reported lighter-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) shares gained 21.1 percent to $26.77 following Q3 results.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) rose 16.8 percent to $7.1271 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) rose 13.8 percent to $2.88.
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) jumped 13.1 percent to $6.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares gained 12 percent to $5.87 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) gained 8.4 percent to $3.96 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Rosehill Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: ROSE) surged 8.4 percent to $7.90 after announcing Q1 results.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) rose 8.1 percent to $0.5171 following Q1 results.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) rose 7.7 percent to $5.6103 following Q1 results.
    Nine Energy Service, Inc. (NYSE: NINE) shares climbed 7.4 percent to $35.90.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 6.7 percent to $6.40 after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares rose 14.1 percent to $3.65 in the pre-market trading session after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH) rose 13.3 percent to $2.43 in pre-market trading after reporting a third-quarter earnings beat.
    MYnd Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYND) rose 10.5 percent to $3.49 in pre-market trading. MYnd Analytics reported a Q2 net loss of $2.7 million on revenue of $459,900.
    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares rose 8.4 percent to $5.68 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) shares rose 7.7 percent to $8.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 7.5 percent to $6.45 in pre-market trading after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
    Mimecast Ltd (NASDAQ: MIME) rose 6.5 percent to $43.50 in pre-market trading following a first-quarter sales beat.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 6 percent to $12.50 in pre-market trading after surging 77.44 percent on Monday.
    Intellia Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTLA) shares rose 6 percent to $26.05 in pre-market trading after climbing 3.58 percent on Monday.
    PPDAI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PPDF) rose 4.7 percent to $7.20 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Xunlei Limited (NASDAQ: XNET) rose 4.1 percent to $13.88 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.54 percent on Monday.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) shares rose 4.5 percent to $21.73 in pre-market trading. Mizuho upgraded Valeant from Neutral to Buy.
    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) rose 4.1 percent to $3.80 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) rose 3.4 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after jumping 23.25 percent o

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Celanese Corporation(CE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Eli Lilly announced in October it was conducting a strategic review for the unit.  Elanco on Monday said it has appointed Christopher Jensen, who was most recently with Celanese Corp. (CE) , as chief financial officer.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Celanese (NYSE: CE) and Sealed Air (NYSE:SEE) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Celanese (NYSE:CE)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating reiterated by Cowen in a report issued on Friday. They presently have a $125.00 price objective on the basic materials company’s stock, up from their previous price objective of $120.00. Cowen’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 15.06% from the company’s previous close.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Werner Enterprises, Inc.(WERN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN) and Universal Logistics (NASDAQ:ULH) are both transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and risk.

  • [By ]

    Werner Enterprises (Nasdaq: WERN) competes in the full-truckload (FTL) segment of the industry where drivers deliver entire truck-loads between two points, rather than making many stops to consolidate partial loads as in the LTL segment. This could mean that the company has relatively more to gain from autonomous trucking since highway driving is a larger portion of total drive time.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: TravelCenters of America LLC(TA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $9.89 billion.
    Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $14.34 billion.
    Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE: LPX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $692.63 million.
    Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSH) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.06 per share on revenue of 3.90 billion.
    Manchester United plc (NYSE: MANU) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $1.35 per share on revenue of $193.67 million.
    Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $3.24 billion.
    Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NYSE: WLTW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.01 per share on revenue of $2.23 billion.
    Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.28 per share on revenue of $922.42 million.
    TravelCenters of America LLC (NASDAQ: TA) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.16 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $723.93 million.
    Welbilt, Inc. (NYSE: WBT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $329.71 million.
    Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ: HZNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $234.17 million.

     

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of TransAlta (TSE:TA) (NYSE:TAC) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the eight brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is C$8.25.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    The chart below shows how McDonald’s compares with some of its closest peers based on its valuation and expected growth rate.

    Company P/E Ratio 2-Year Expected EPS Growth Rate
    McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) 26.2 23.6%
    Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) 26.2 27.3%
    Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) 21.8 58.1%
    Restaurant Brands International(NYSE:QSR) 21.4 41.9%
    Yum! Brands(NYSE:YUM) 23.2 29.7%

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance. EPS = earnings per share.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) major shareholder Edward P. Garden sold 764,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.53, for a total value of $12,628,920.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 240,365 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,973,233.45. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Brink's Company (BCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    Over the past few years, the Brink’s Company (NYSE:BCO) has defied expectations in a dinosaur industry: cash security and management. While a slew of fintech companies have risen with the almost singular purpose of ridding the world of paper currency, Brink’s has transformed itself into a multi-billion dollar cash management titan from its humble roots of transporting travelers’ valuables from train stations to hotel rooms more than a century and a half ago.

Top Stocks To Watch For 2018

Blockchain stocks appear to be the next big thing (or bubble) to trade with pure play blockchain stock Riot Blockchain Inc (NASDAQ: RIOT) closing up 47.59% on Friday and rising by a double digit percentage in premarket trading this morning while small cap Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ: MARA) surged 171.69% and is rising as much as 90% in premarket trading. Blockchains are decentralized digital ledgers that record and enable secure peer-to-peer transactions without third party intermediaries. They also form the basis for Bitcoin.

For Riot Blockchain, there appears to be no big company specific news to explain why investors/traders are now salivating beyond a Tuesday announcement of the appointment of Frank M. Bishop to the Company Advisory Board. Mr. Bishop served as a member of the senior management team that built INVESCO into one of the largest publicly traded global investment management companies.

Top Stocks To Watch For 2018: LaSalle Hotel Properties(LHO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE:LHO) in a research report report published on Friday.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) fell about 14% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $24.00 after closing at $28.25 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $31.75. Volume of about 12.2 million was more than 10 times the daily average. The company’s results were hit hard by Hurricane Irma.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE:LHO) issued an update on its second quarter earnings guidance on Thursday morning. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.74-0.77 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.70. LaSalle Hotel Properties also updated its FY18 guidance to $2.16-2.19 EPS.

Top Stocks To Watch For 2018: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.(HOT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Hydro Protocol (CURRENCY:HOT) traded up 15.6% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 19:00 PM ET on May 5th. During the last week, Hydro Protocol has traded up 93.2% against the US dollar. One Hydro Protocol token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.10 or 0.00001044 BTC on major exchanges including BigONE, DDEX and OKEx. Hydro Protocol has a total market cap of $72.13 million and approximately $1.91 million worth of Hydro Protocol was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top Stocks To Watch For 2018: NBT Bancorp Inc.(NBTB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NBT Bancorp (NASDAQ:NBTB) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Saturday.

Top Stocks To Watch For 2018: Celanese Corporation(CE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Celanese (NYSE: CE) and Sealed Air (NYSE:SEE) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By ]

    Eli Lilly announced in October it was conducting a strategic review for the unit.  Elanco on Monday said it has appointed Christopher Jensen, who was most recently with Celanese Corp. (CE) , as chief financial officer.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Celanese (NYSE:CE)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating reiterated by Cowen in a report issued on Friday. They presently have a $125.00 price objective on the basic materials company’s stock, up from their previous price objective of $120.00. Cowen’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 15.06% from the company’s previous close.

Top Stocks To Watch For 2018: Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc.(COLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Depomed is in the middle of a restructuring of its business that includes out-licensing its lead drug, Nucynta. In December, Collegium (NASDAQ:COLL) cut a licensing deal for Nucynta that guarantees Depomed $135 million in annual royalties, paid quarterly in arrears, for four years. If sales exceed$233 million per year, then Collegium Pharmaceutical will also pay Depomed a double-digit royalty on top of the minimum license fee. After four years, Depomed will receive double-digit royalties on all net Nucynta sales.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Collegium Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:COLL) – Piper Jaffray lowered their FY2021 EPS estimates for shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, May 9th. Piper Jaffray analyst D. Amsellem now forecasts that the specialty pharmaceutical company will post earnings per share of $2.06 for the year, down from their previous forecast of $2.32. Piper Jaffray has a “Buy” rating and a $33.00 price target on the stock.

Top Stocks To Watch For 2018: BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc.(BCRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2018

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When blue chips get too popular – like the five I’m going to show you today – these “safe stocks” can actually be dangerous to continue holding in your portfolio.

The problem with blue-chip stocks? Call it the “Curse of the Dow.” The Curse says a stock that joins the Dow Jones Industrial Average will essentially hit a wall, underperforming in the ensuing months compared to how it performed before ascension. It’s not perfect, but it’s close – since 1999, 15 of 16 stocks that have joined the Dow have averaged 1% gains over the next six months, but averaged 11% gains in the six months before inclusion.

Why? There are a few factors, but one of the most prevailing is that by the point a stock has joined the Dow, it’s typically nearing the end of its growth ramp and reaching the slower-growth “mature” part of the business cycle.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2018: Aaron's, Inc.(AAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Best Buy Co outperforming potential peersactive in electronics retailing such asmid capAaron’s, Inc (NYSE: AAN)and small cap CONN’S, Inc (NASDAQ: CONN):

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the non-cyclical consumer goods & services sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) and Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN).

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Just this morning, small cap consumer electronics retailer Aaron’s, Inc (NYSE: AAN) reported first quarter earnings that have beat expectations. First quarter revenues were$844.6 million compared with $854.4 million for the first quarter of 2016 whilenet earnings increased to $53.3 million compared with $49.7 million in the prior year period. The CEO commented:

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2018: Vicon Industries Inc.(VII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Digital Ally back to below the level it was at five years ago whiledirect competitorAxon Enterprise has outperformed along withsecurity stock Napco Security Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: NSSC), but video management software stockVicon Industries, Inc (NYSEMKT: VII) has underperformed:

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2018: Corrections Corporation of America(CXW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    If a potential Trump impeachment appears to be progressing, traders should watch for potential buying opportunities in the following places:

    U.S. companies with primarily domestic exposure and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY).
    Bank stocks and the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE: XLF).
    Prison stocks Corecivic Inc (NYSE: CXW) and The GEO Group Inc (NYSE: GEO).
    Energy and coal stocks, including the Market Vectors Coal ETF (NYSE: KOL).

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  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Height Securities said in a note that the recent drama surrounding Sessions, known as a friend to the industry, has scared the wits out of investors in Corecivic Inc (NYSE: CXW) and The GEO Group Inc (NYSE: GEO).

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ: MARA) shares rose 47.1 percent to $3.22 in pre-market trading after jumping 54.23 percent on Wednesday.
    Digital Power Corporation (NYSE: DPW) rose 27.6 percent to $0.800 in pre-market trading after gaining 9.79 percent on Wednesday.
    Social Reality Inc (NASDAQ: SRAX) shares rose 23.1 percent to $7.16 in the pre-market trading session after surging 37.59 percent on Wednesday.
    China Auto Logistics Inc (NASDAQ: CALA) rose 16.9 percent to $4.15 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.11 percent on Wednesday.
    Riot Blockchain Inc (NASDAQ: RIOT) rose 15.1 percent to $18.40 in pre-market trading after climbing 42.01 percent on Wednesday.
    Seven Stars Cloud Group Inc (NASDAQ: SSC) rose 14.5 percent to $2.85 in the pre-market trading session after gaining 0.40 percent on Wednesday.
    Affimed NV (NASDAQ: AFMD) shares rose 14.3 percent to $2.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.88 percent on Wednesday.
    Corecivic Inc (NYSE: CXW) rose 10.2 percent to $25.56 in pre-market trading after climbing 0.65 percent on Wednesday.
    LM Funding America, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMFA) rose 9.6 percent to $3.30 in pre-market trading after surging 34.98 percent on Wednesday.
    U.S. Global Investors, Inc. (NASDAQ: GROW) rose 7.2 percent to $3.30 in pre-market trading after dropping 8.06 percent on Wednesday.
    Xunlei Ltd (NASDAQ: XNET) rose 6.8 percent to $25.61 in pre-market trading after climbing 11.74 percent on Wednesday.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5.9 percent to $13.00 in pre-market trading after gaining 21.34 percent on Wednesday.
    Addus Homecare Corporation (NASDAQ: ADUS) rose 5.5 percent to $35.60 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.69 percent on Wednesday.
    TOP SHIPS Inc (NASDAQ: TOPS) rose 5.2 percent to $0.528 in pre-market trading after falling 10.36 percent on Wednesday.
    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: TEVA) rose 4.7 percent to $14.11 in pre-market trading. Teva Pharma
  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Corrections Corporation of America (NYSE: CXW) was trading up 7.8% at $20.97 shortly before Monday’s closing bell. GEO Group Inc. (NYSE: GEO) was up 2.2% at $31.29.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2018: Celanese Corporation(CE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Time To Favor Optionality: Most macro data are similar to, or better than, when the merger was announced. As a result, the same returns have been obtainable, with significantly less stress, simply through owning 3M (MMM) or a basket of chemical companies that approximate the Dow-DuPont portfolio. Relative to the chemical sector, performance has been average, leverage appears reasonable but near-term FCF less-than compelling partly due to new capacity ramping. With the merger likely to close in the near-term (90% chance, in our view), we believe Dow-DuPont will have an opportunity to show how scale creates optionality. The overhaul at Celanese (CE) over the past few years shows the way.

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Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2018: Movado Group Inc.(MOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Movado Group, Inc (NYSE: MOV) shares shot up 15 percent to $27.30 after the company posted better-than-expected results for its second quarter and raised its FY 2018 forecast.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday began on a down note for the stock market, as the Dow Jones Industrials fell back down below the 20,000 level. Major market benchmarks finished with losses of 0.6% to 0.8%, and some market commentators attributed the declines to nervousness about the Trump administration’s actions to clamp down on immigration. Others noted that the latest reading of U.S. economic growth showed a 1.9% rise in gross domestic product for the fourth quarter, finishing the year with an overall GDP increase of just 1.6%, down a full percentage point from 2015’s growth. Despite the overall sullen mood in the market, some stocks gained ground, and GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO), Movado Group (NYSE:MOV), and IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, cyclical consumer goods & services shares fell 0.01 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Griffin Industrial Realty Inc (NASDAQ: GRIF), down 5 percent, and Movado Group, Inc (NYSE: MOV) down 5 percent.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was yet another record-setting day for the stock market, as the Dow climbed triple digits and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite followed the venerable average to unprecedented heights. Economic data showing rising inflation made it more likely that the Federal Reserve will look to boost interest rates at its next Federal Open Market Committee meeting next month, and the ripples throughout the bond market sent many investors to consider stocks instead. Yet despite the substantial rally, some stocks missed out on the move higher, and American International Group (NYSE:AIG), Teck Resources (NYSE:TECK), and Movado Group (NYSE:MOV) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Movado Group (MOV) has tumbled 7.2% to $21.90 after missing earnings forecasts and offering below-consensus guidance.

    Alaska Air Group (ALK) has advanced 1.3% to $94.55 after getting upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel.

best it stocks

The post-Thanksgiving IPO market got off to a slower start than expected, with just one company raising $67 million, no filings and three launches this week, including Apollo-backed fixed-annuity provider Athene Holding, fluid subsystem delivery provider Ichor Holdings and Texas- and Louisiana-based E&P Wildhorse Resource Development. While Wildhorse launched its IPO just one day after OPEC reached a deal to cut production, we believe that most other JOBS act companies will wait to file, as it is too late for them to launch an IPO in 2016.

At the start of December, the average 2016 US IPO is up 26%, and 72% of IPOs are trading above their offer price, compared to one year ago, when just 44% of IPOs were trading above their offer price

IPO Pricings Week of November 28th, 2016 Issuer
Business Deal Size
($mm) Market Cap
($mm) Price vs.
midpoint First day
return Return
at 12/2 Innovative Industrial Properties REIT
REIT focused on medical-use marijuana $67 $68 0% -4.3% -7.8% Click to enlarge

Up in smoke: Marijuana REIT cuts deal multiple times to complete IPO
Innovative Industrial Products REIT (Pending:IIPR), a newly-formed REIT focused on medical-use cannabis cultivation facilities, raised $67 million by offering 3.35 million shares at $20; however, the pricing came after multiple updated filings, which both eliminated shares to be offered to management at no cost and slashed the deal size from $175 million to $80 million, before it further downsized the offering at the pricing. The IPO came at a tough time for REITs, as rates are widely expected to be raised at the December meeting of the Fed. Despite an experienced management team and the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in multiple states, the company faces increased scrutiny due to the dubious federal legal status of marijuana cultivation and production. The company traded off 4% on its first day and closed week down

best it stocks: ArQule Inc.(ARQL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    ArQule Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) dropped about 23% Friday, to post a new 52-week low of $1.13 after closing at $1.47 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $2.17. Volume was about 15 times the daily average of around 150,000 shares. The biopharmaceutical company said this morning that a phase 3 trial of a cancer drug did not meet the primary endpoint of improving overall survival.

best it stocks: Celanese Corporation(CE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Time To Favor Optionality: Most macro data are similar to, or better than, when the merger was announced. As a result, the same returns have been obtainable, with significantly less stress, simply through owning 3M (MMM) or a basket of chemical companies that approximate the Dow-DuPont portfolio. Relative to the chemical sector, performance has been average, leverage appears reasonable but near-term FCF less-than compelling partly due to new capacity ramping. With the merger likely to close in the near-term (90% chance, in our view), we believe Dow-DuPont will have an opportunity to show how scale creates optionality. The overhaul at Celanese (CE) over the past few years shows the way.

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best it stocks: KNOT Offshore Partners LP(KNOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    If I Could Only Choose One…
    Of all the double-digit yielders in my screening universe, Knot Offshore Partners (NYSE: KNOP) has the strongest coverage ratio. The company is currently distributing annual payments of $2.08 per share, and the average earnings estimate for next year is $2.51 per share — for a comfortable coverage ratio of 121% ($2.51/$2.08).

best it stocks: CNO Financial Group, Inc.(CNO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    CNO Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: CNO) dropped about 8.1% on Friday to post a new 52-week low of $14.29 against a 52-week high of $20.88. Volume of more than 6 million was more than 3 times the daily average of around 1.8 million. The stock closed at $15.55 on Thursday night. The company on Thursday cut its re-insurance agreements with Beechwood Re following disclosure that regulators that many of Beechwood’s assets did not comply with insurance company guidelines.

best it stocks: StoneMor Partners L.P.(STON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    The list of below stocks is notable as the shares have traded on sequentially increasing volume spanning the trading days from September 16 to September 20: