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Best Performing Stocks For 2019

Yes Bank stock has crashed more than 50 percent in last one month wiping out more than Rs 4,600 crore in market capitalisation. It fell as much as 9 percent on Friday to hit fresh 52-week low of Rs 184.45.

It was quoting at Rs 189.30, down Rs 13.90, or 6.84 percent, on the BSE at 10:50 hours IST. It has been the biggest loser among Nifty50 stocks in last one month.

In the dock for under-reporting bad loans, Yes Bank has denied any “window dressing” of corporate loans to conceal its non-performing asset (NPA) status.

Yes Bank further said its gross NPA ratios are among the finest in the banking industry and the internal control over financial planning is audited with BSR and Co (KPMG), that has given an “un-qualified opinion” on it.

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The lender has also refuted allegations that it inflated its share price ahead of key fund-raising activities. It denied parallel dealings with “Three Sisters Family Office”, which manages personal investments of the current Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Rana Kapoor and his family.

Best Performing Stocks For 2019: Chemical Financial Corporation(CHFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Chemical Financial (NASDAQ:CHFC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Chemical Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 45.6707430515367 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Chemical Financial Co. (NASDAQ:CHFC) by 60.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 16,192 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,123 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Chemical Financial were worth $884,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chemical Financial (NASDAQ: CHFC) and Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

Best Performing Stocks For 2019: MFS Intermediate Income Trust(MIN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Private Advisor Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of MFS Intermediate Income Trust (NYSE:MIN) in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 84,181 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $322,000. Private Advisor Group LLC owned approximately 0.07% of MFS Intermediate Income Trust as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Best Performing Stocks For 2019: Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated(PEG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Baird Financial Group Inc. lowered its stake in shares of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (NYSE:PEG) by 6.0% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 30,164 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 1,930 shares during the quarter. Baird Financial Group Inc.’s holdings in Public Service Enterprise Group were worth $1,633,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pattern Energy Group Inc (NASDAQ:PEGI) (TSE:PEG) insider Esben W. Pedersen sold 1,200 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.40, for a total transaction of $24,480.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 159,027 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,244,150.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    FDx Advisors Inc. lowered its stake in shares of Public Service Co. (NYSE:PEG) by 15.8% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 36,891 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 6,935 shares during the quarter. FDx Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Public Service were worth $1,853,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Norinchukin Bank The raised its position in Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE:PEG) by 15.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 49,652 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,793 shares during the period. Norinchukin Bank The’s holdings in Public Service Enterprise Group were worth $2,495,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Dean Capital Investments Management LLC trimmed its position in shares of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (NYSE:PEG) by 26.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 10,434 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 3,750 shares during the quarter. Dean Capital Investments Management LLC’s holdings in Public Service Enterprise Group were worth $565,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Best Performing Stocks For 2019: Nustar Energy L.P.(NS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE:NS) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have issued a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $26.25.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    HRT Financial LLC bought a new stake in shares of NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE:NS) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm bought 12,350 shares of the pipeline company’s stock, valued at approximately $279,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE:NS) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, April 27th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 8th will be paid a dividend of 0.60 per share by the pipeline company on Monday, May 14th. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 11.49%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, May 7th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NuStar Energy (NYSE:NS) had its price target upped by Barclays from $23.00 to $25.00 in a research report report published on Wednesday morning. They currently have an equal weight rating on the pipeline company’s stock.

Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019

I’m not betting against Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ:LULU) at this point. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else do so, either. LULU stock has risen 150% from November lows — and the gains have been deserved.

Lululemon has been performing exceedingly well, including a ridiculous 20% same-store sales increase in the first quarter. As Will Ashworth detailed, the company made a strong choice in new CEO Calvin McDonald. Athleisure remains hot in the U.S., and international growth is torrid.

Indeed, even I — a longtime retail bear — came around to the LULU story after the company’s Q4 report in March. But LULU stock has tacked on 70% gains since then. And as much as I like the company, and the story, I see some reason for caution, at least, ahead of Thursday afternoon’s fiscal Q2 report.

The Case for LULU Into Earnings

The case for buying — or keeping — LULU stock into earnings is relatively simple. Don’t fight the tape, or the trend. The company is performing exceedingly well, and there’s no reason to see that trend changing. Indeed, last week, Gap (NYSE:GPS) cited a strong quarter for its Athleta brand. That bodes well for Lululemon, given its much larger reach and far stronger sales.

Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings(AAWW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Atlas Air Worldwide (NASDAQ:AAWW) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Atlas Air Worldwide (NASDAQ:AAWW) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    James Investment Research Inc. grew its position in shares of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAWW) by 124.4% during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 58,875 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 32,635 shares during the quarter. James Investment Research Inc.’s holdings in Atlas Air Worldwide were worth $4,221,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Duke Energy Corporation(DUK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Investing in retirement requires a different focus, usually one that includes a prominent place for dividend income. If dividend-paying stocks are what you’re looking for, then you should take a closer look at high-yielding Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK), ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE), and W.P. Carey Inc. (NYSE:WPC). They offer dividend yields of 4%, 5%, and 6%, respectively… income that could materially increase your retirement “paycheck” and help to supplement Social Security.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Nomad Foods Limited (NYSE: NOMD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $656.43 million.
    AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $720.14 million.
    Magna International Inc. (NYSE: MGA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.7 per share on revenue of $10.11 billion.
    Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $2.12 billion.
    Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $5.78 billion.
    Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $255.60 million.
    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $457.67 million.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $691.18 million.
    Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $1.32 billion.
    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $10.14 billion.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.
    NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $332.93 million.
    World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.94 per share on revenue of $147.32 million.
    MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE: MMS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $616.04 million.
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  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) has a dividend yield of 5.8%, relatively high when you compare it to fellow utility companies like Southern Company (NYSE:SO) and Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK), which sport yields of 5% and 4.7%, respectively. That higher yield should make you question PPL as an investment…but once you find out what’s going on here, you’ll probably be pleased to jump aboard this high-yielding utility.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    State of Tennessee Treasury Department trimmed its holdings in shares of Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) by 31.5% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 168,107 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 77,341 shares during the period. State of Tennessee Treasury Department’s holdings in Duke Energy were worth $13,023,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: First Trust Energy Income and Growth Fund(FEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund (NYSEAMERICAN:FEN) was the target of a significant growth in short interest during the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 48,349 shares, a growth of 530.7% from the September 14th total of 7,666 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 77,969 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.6 days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Frenkel Topping Group Plc (LON:FEN) hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday after FinnCap lowered their price target on the stock from GBX 65 to GBX 45. FinnCap currently has a corporate rating on the stock. Frenkel Topping Group traded as low as GBX 35 ($0.47) and last traded at GBX 37 ($0.49), with a volume of 388157 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at GBX 46.80 ($0.62).

Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Chemical Financial Corporation(CHFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Chemical Financial (NASDAQ:CHFC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Chemical Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 45.6707430515367 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chemical Financial (NASDAQ: CHFC) and Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Chemical Financial Co. (NASDAQ:CHFC) by 60.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 16,192 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,123 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Chemical Financial were worth $884,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now

Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL acquired a new position in Olin Co. (NYSE:OLN) in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm acquired 11,800 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock, valued at approximately $359,000.

Several other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of OLN. Bessemer Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Olin by 971.4% in the fourth quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 4,725 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock worth $168,000 after purchasing an additional 4,284 shares during the last quarter. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Olin during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $178,000. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Olin during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $201,000. Atria Investments LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Olin during the first quarter valued at approximately $201,000. Finally, Naples Global Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Olin during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $206,000. 89.02% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Aerohive Networks, Inc.(HIVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Aerohive Networks Inc (NYSE:HIVE) was the target of a significant drop in short interest in the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 573,420 shares, a drop of 35.3% from the May 31st total of 885,671 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 381,201 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.5 days. Approximately 1.8% of the shares of the stock are short sold.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) and Aerohive Networks (NYSE:HIVE) are both aerospace companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    ANTH has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Anthera Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $1.75 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. Jefferies Financial Group reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $0.50 target price on shares of Anthera Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Roth Capital initiated coverage on Anthera Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. They set a “buy” rating and a $10.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies downgraded Anthera Pharmaceuticals from an “overweight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Monday, March 12th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $3.44.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Tree.com Inc.(TREE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market climbed sharply on Thursday, responding well to favorable earnings results from several corners of the market. Major benchmarks were up 1% to 2%, with particularly good performance from the Nasdaq Composite thanks to the tech sector’s outperformance during the day. Yet some stocks suffered from bad news that cast doubt on companies’ ability to benefit from generally favorable business conditions. MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), Arch Coal (NYSE:ARCH), and LendingTree (NASDAQ:TREE) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rhumbline Advisers decreased its position in LendingTree (NASDAQ:TREE) by 13.9% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 13,988 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 2,252 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers’ holdings in LendingTree were worth $4,590,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gabelli Funds LLC trimmed its position in shares of LendingTree (NASDAQ:TREE) by 2.9% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 8,450 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 250 shares during the period. Gabelli Funds LLC’s holdings in LendingTree were worth $2,773,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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    Zacks: Brokerages Expect LendingTree (TREE) to Post $1.24 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Form 4/A LendingTree, Inc. For: Apr 12 Filed by: LEBDA DOUGLAS R (streetinsider.com) Form 4/A LendingTree, Inc. For: May 08 Filed by: LEBDA DOUGLAS R (streetinsider.com) LendingTree to acquire Ovation Credit for $20.75 million (wraltechwire.com) LendingTree to buy credit-service provider (mpamag.com)

    LendingTree opened at $271.05 on Wednesday, Marketbeat.com reports. The company has a market capitalization of $3.49 billion, a P/E ratio of 89.75, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 1.77. LendingTree has a 12-month low of $269.95 and a 12-month high of $278.10. The company has a current ratio of 3.33, a quick ratio of 3.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73.

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Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(REGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:REGN) major shareholder Sanofi sold 121,601 shares of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $309.31, for a total value of $37,612,405.31. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Major shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    The tumor suppressor protein tries to cut out inserted genes, but most of the drugs these companies are developing take a relatively simple disruptive approach. Editas’ lead program, EDIT-101 for the treatment of Leber Congenital Amaurosis snips out a little section of DNA that allows a sight-related gene to be expressed normally, but it doesn’t add anything. Intellia and its partner Regeneron (NASDAQ:REGN) intend to disrupt the production of transthyretin by snipping out a section of DNA without replacing anything either.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Aperio Group LLC boosted its stake in Regeneron (NASDAQ:REGN) by 5.3% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 26,287 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after buying an additional 1,330 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in Regeneron were worth $9,052,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Friday was Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) which rose about 7.5% to $310.61. The stocks 52-week range is $281.89 to $543.55. Volume was 2.8 million compared to the daily average volume of nearly 1 million.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Motorola Solutions, Inc.(MSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Norinchukin Bank The boosted its stake in shares of Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) by 16.8% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 15,755 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,263 shares during the quarter. Norinchukin Bank The’s holdings in Motorola Solutions were worth $1,659,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Qualcomm breaking even whilepotential peers Cisco Systems, Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO) and Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE: MSI) have performed better with theirheir share of volatility:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp lowered its holdings in Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) by 4.6% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 434,200 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after selling 20,800 shares during the quarter. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp’s holdings in Motorola Solutions were worth $45,721,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Element Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 98,736 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock, valued at approximately $10,397,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Morneau Shepell Inc (TSE:MSI) declared a monthly dividend on Tuesday, June 19th, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Friday, June 29th will be given a dividend of 0.065 per share on Monday, July 16th. This represents a $0.78 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.85%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 28th.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Invesco Credit Opportunities Fund(VTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about Invesco Dynamic Credit Opportunities Fd (NYSE:VTA) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Invesco Dynamic Credit Opportunities Fd earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 46.2340823797619 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Chemical Financial Corporation(CHFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chemical Financial (NASDAQ: CHFC) and Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Chemical Financial Co. (NASDAQ:CHFC) by 60.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 16,192 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,123 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Chemical Financial were worth $884,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Chemical Financial (NASDAQ:CHFC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Chemical Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 45.6707430515367 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: P.T. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk.(TLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares climbed 1.18 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 7 percent, and Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn-ADR (NYSE: TLK), up 3 percent.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Telekomunikasi Indonesia (NYSE:TLK), the largest telecommunications company in Indonesia, reported first-quarter results on Tuesday, May 2. Top-line sales rose modestly in the first quarter thanks to higher wireless subscriber counts and a healthy broadband business, but those upsides had to overcome a substantial headwind from a mass exodus of old-school wireline subscribers.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn (NYSE:TLK) was upgraded by equities research analysts at Macquarie from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, The Fly reports.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: DBV Technologies S.A.(DBVT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of DBV Technologies (NASDAQ:DBVT) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $44.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of DBV Technologies (NASDAQ:DBVT) hit a new 52-week low on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $20.00 and last traded at $20.31, with a volume of 2187 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $20.07.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: First Cash Financial Services, Inc.(FCFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    First Cash Financial Services (NYSE: FCFS) and Ferrellgas Partners (NYSE:FGP) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Cash Financial Services (FCFS)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Cash Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:FCFS) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $88.95 and last traded at $88.70, with a volume of 371494 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $87.80.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    FirstCash (NYSE: FCFS) and CafePress (NASDAQ:PRSS) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and dividends.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: United States Cellular Corporation(USM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    $962.41 Million in Sales Expected for U.S. Cellular (USM) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) $0.21 Earnings Per Share Expected for U.S. Cellular (USM) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) OneNeck IT Solutions named to CRNs 2018 Solution Provider 500 list (prweb.com) U.S. Cellular Unveils Offers on iPhones With New Connections (zacks.com)

    USM has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Raymond James raised shares of U.S. Cellular from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. ValuEngine raised shares of U.S. Cellular from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of U.S. Cellular from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NII (NASDAQ: NIHD) and U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its holdings in U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM) by 770.8% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 52,229 shares of the Wireless communications provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 46,231 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned about 0.06% of U.S. Cellular worth $2,099,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 5 Value Stocks For 2019

Financial Gravity Companies Inc. purchased a new stake in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund purchased 8,844 shares of the network equipment provider’s stock, valued at approximately $367,000.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in CSCO. Mitchell Capital Management Co. acquired a new stake in shares of Cisco Systems during the fourth quarter valued at about $368,000. Burney Co. grew its stake in shares of Cisco Systems by 15.6% during the fourth quarter. Burney Co. now owns 150,141 shares of the network equipment provider’s stock valued at $5,750,000 after acquiring an additional 20,270 shares in the last quarter. Icon Wealth Partners LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Cisco Systems during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,951,000. Lazard Asset Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Cisco Systems by 0.6% during the fourth quarter. Lazard Asset Management LLC now owns 31,640,136 shares of the network equipment provider’s stock valued at $1,211,815,000 after acquiring an additional 187,711 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Harwood Advisory Group LLC grew its stake in shares of Cisco Systems by 22.2% during the fourth quarter. Harwood Advisory Group LLC now owns 42,563 shares of the network equipment provider’s stock valued at $1,633,000 after acquiring an additional 7,724 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 73.89% of the company’s stock.

Top 5 Value Stocks For 2019: Boeing Company (BA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Last December, shares of Embraer (NYSE:ERJ) spiked following reports that it might sell itself to aerospace giant Boeing (NYSE:BA). Since then, the Brazilian government has ruled out a full takeover of Embraer but signaled its interest in facilitating a partnership between the two companies in the commercial aviation business.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The second-best performer among the Dow 30 so far this year is Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), which is up 15.6%. That is followed by Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC), up about 14.2%, Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), up 12.0%, and Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE), up 11.2%. Of the 30 stocks comprising the index, just 12 have posted year-to-date gains as of Friday’s close.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) shows no sign of relinquishing its rankas the best performing stock for the year to date among the 30 equities that comprise the Dow Jones industrialaverage. Boeing stock ended the week with a share price gain of 6.7% and a year-to-date gain of 20.4%.

Top 5 Value Stocks For 2019: Chemical Financial Corporation(CHFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Chemical Financial (NASDAQ:CHFC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Chemical Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 45.6707430515367 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Chemical Financial Co. (NASDAQ:CHFC) by 60.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 16,192 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,123 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Chemical Financial were worth $884,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chemical Financial (NASDAQ: CHFC) and Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

Top 5 Value Stocks For 2019: Humana Inc.(HUM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Late Thursday, reports began to trickle in that retail behemoth Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) was in preliminary negotiations to acquire health insurer Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM). Humana’s market cap of around $37 billion makes this a very big deal, even if the talks result in some sort of partnership between the two firms.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hummingbird Resources (LON:HUM)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by analysts at Canaccord Genuity in a research report issued on Wednesday. They presently have a GBX 50 ($0.67) target price on the stock. Canaccord Genuity’s price target points to a potential upside of 56.25% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hudson Capital Management LLC lifted its position in Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) by 79.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 2,697 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,197 shares during the quarter. Hudson Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Humana were worth $803,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Humana (NYSE:HUM) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Humana earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 47.3369901462853 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Traders purchased shares of Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) on weakness during trading on Tuesday following insider selling activity. $42.85 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $19.24 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $23.61 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Humana had the 32nd highest net in-flow for the day. Humana traded down ($0.20) for the day and closed at $293.94Specifically, CEO Bruce D. Broussard sold 17,604 shares of Humana stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $286.17, for a total transaction of $5,037,736.68. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 89,259 shares in the company, valued at approximately $25,543,248.03. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider William Kevin Fleming sold 15,637 shares of Humana stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $293.08, for a total transaction of $4,582,891.96. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 15,650 shares in the company, valued at $4,586,702. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 55,058 shares of company stock worth $15,843,075 in the last ninety days. 0.60% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Top 5 Value Stocks For 2019: Microchip Technology Incorporated(MCHP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mar Vista Investment Partners LLC bought a new stake in Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 888,437 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $81,168,000. Microchip Technology comprises 3.2% of Mar Vista Investment Partners LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 12th largest position.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company is a huge Internet of Things benefactor. Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide.

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Morgan Stanley's Joseph Moore previewed earnings reports from MPINJ Inc (NASDAQ: PI), Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) and NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA). Morgan Stanley has the following ratings on the companies:

  • [By VantagePoint]

    Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCHP) had a clear crossover to the upside on May 3, when the blue predicted moving average crossed above the black simple 10-day moving average. Since then the stock is up 17 percent, while the gray candle predicting Thursday's range shows continued upside. As long as the two lines don't crossover, look for this uptrend to continue. 

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP) had its price objective increased by Morgan Stanley from $96.00 to $97.00 in a research report report published on Wednesday morning. The brokerage currently has an equal weight rating on the semiconductor company’s stock.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o

Top 5 Value Stocks For 2019: Sims Metal Management Limited(SMS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Speed Mining Service (CURRENCY:SMS) traded 7.8% lower against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 8:00 AM Eastern on June 7th. During the last seven days, Speed Mining Service has traded 21.8% lower against the US dollar. One Speed Mining Service token can currently be bought for approximately $11.56 or 0.00150095 BTC on major exchanges including CoinExchange and HitBTC. Speed Mining Service has a market capitalization of $1.21 million and $182.00 worth of Speed Mining Service was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Speed Mining Service (CURRENCY:SMS) traded 4.2% higher against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 0:00 AM E.T. on May 20th. One Speed Mining Service token can now be purchased for $16.33 or 0.00192074 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including CoinExchange and HitBTC. Speed Mining Service has a market capitalization of $1.71 million and $413.00 worth of Speed Mining Service was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last seven days, Speed Mining Service has traded 4.2% lower against the dollar.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now

If you are interested in owning one of the bluest-chip companies on the planet while generating a 15 percent annualized return over the next five years, then Nestl茅 (NSRGY) is just the stock for you.

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I think Mr. Loeb may be just the kick in the pants this great old company needs right now.

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Nestl茅 is an absolute juggernaut of a business. It has a market capitalization (number of shares outstanding multiplied by the share price) of nearly $240 billion which places the company on the edge of being one of the ten largest companies on the planet.

This is a blue, blue, blue chip if there ever was one.

Nestl茅 has its base of operations in Vevey, Switzerland. The company had been around for quite some time 152 years to be exact. I guess you could say that the business has proved to have some staying power.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Sun Life Financial Inc.(SLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Max Byerly]

    Sun Life Financial (NYSE: SLF) and Scor (OTCMKTS:SCRYY) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sentry Investments Corp. grew its holdings in Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) (TSE:SLF) by 2.3% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 531,100 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 11,900 shares during the quarter. Sentry Investments Corp.’s holdings in Sun Life Financial were worth $28,101,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Chemical Financial Corporation(CHFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Chemical Financial (NASDAQ:CHFC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Chemical Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 45.6707430515367 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Chemical Financial Co. (NASDAQ:CHFC) by 60.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 16,192 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,123 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Chemical Financial were worth $884,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chemical Financial (NASDAQ: CHFC) and Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Spok Holdings, Inc.(SPOK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News stories about Spok (NASDAQ:SPOK) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Spok earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 46.0015198315013 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 Logan Wallace]

    Spok (NASDAQ: SPOK) and Mobil’nye Telesistemy PAO (NYSE:MBT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.(UEPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares rose 44.7 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 23.2 percent to $65.01 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) rose 17 percent to $13.55 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) rose 13.8 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the FDA Advisory Committee voted in favor of WAYLIVRA for the treatment of familial chylomicronemia syndrome.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 9.4 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a collaboration with Iovance Biotherapeutics.
    ViewRay, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRAY) rose 13.7 percent to $8.80 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT) rose 5.6 percent to $32.00 in pre-market trading after falling 2.26 percent on Thursday.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5.6 percent to $9.30 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) rose 4.7 percent to $47.50 in pre-market trading.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 4.2 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS) shares rose 3.7 percent to $11.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 earnings.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (NASDAQ: TXMD) rose 7.3 percent to $6.90 in pre-market trading after the company reported the FDA approval of TX-004HR: IMVEXXY (estradiol vaginal inserts) for moderate to severe dyspareunia due to menopause.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) rose 6.1 percent to $10.50 in pre-market trading after falling 1.20 percent on Tuesday
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) shares rose 5.7 percent to $44.60 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE: CRM) rose 5.4 percent to $133.67 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and raised its forecast for the full year.
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) rose 5.3 percent to $7.35 in pre-market trading.
    PagSeguro Digital Ltd. (NYSE: PAGS) rose 5.3 percent to $33.50 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) rose 4.9 percent to $19.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) rose 4.9 percent to $4.95 in pre-market trading. Dalian Wanda will set up a joint venture with Tencent and Groupon's former local unit, Reuters reported.
    Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ: OKTA) rose 4.4 percent to $56 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.43 percent on Tuesday
    Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) rose 4.3 percent to $120.92 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.05 percent on Tuesday.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) shares rose 3.7 percent to $23.78 in pre-market trading after falling 4.70 percent on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc (NASDAQ: EVLV) shares rose 2.7 percent to $1.14 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.

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Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Stoneridge Inc.(SRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Stoneridge (SRI)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new stake in Stoneridge, Inc. (NYSE:SRI) in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 7,757 shares of the auto parts company’s stock, valued at approximately $214,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Stoneridge, Inc. (NYSE:SRI) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $31.40.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Aceto Corporation(ACET)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Aceto Corp. (NASDAQ: ACET) saw its shares halved on Thursday after the company gave a critical update. There is a lot going on for Aceto in this update, and most of it is not good news. Amid credit negotiations there are also changes at the highest level of management, making this a tough pill to swallow.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Aceto Corporation (NYSE: ACET) shares dropped 63 percent to $2.775 following announcement of financial challenges. The company has suspended further guidance and is evaluating strategic alternatives. Aceto also expects reduction in dividend moving forward. Canaccord Genuity downgraded Aceto from Buy to Sell.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ: ACET) fell 41.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading. ACETO board disclosed that it is taking proactive steps to address business and financial challenges. Canaccord Genuity downgraded Aceto from Buy to Sell.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) fell 25.3 percent to $2.86 in pre-market trading after reporting an ATM offering of $150 million.
    Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE: PIR) fell 17.4 percent to $2.86 in pre-market trading after reporting a fourth quarter sales miss. Comps were down 7.5 percent in the quarter.
    Sleep Number Corporation (NASDAQ: SNBR) fell 12.4 percent to $32.00 in pre-market trading following a first quarter earnings miss.
    Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTK) fell 10.2 percent to $11.90 in pre-market trading on news of $125 million convertible debt offering.
    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACK) shares fell 8 percent to $8.02 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.02 percent on Wednesday.
    Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPO) shares fell 5.6 percent to $80 in pre-market trading.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares fell 4.8 percent to $60.00 in pre-market trading after rising 1.78 percent on Wednesday.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) fell 4.6 percent to $2.10 in pre-market trading after surging 84.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE: TSM) shares fell 4.5 percent to $40.07 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results.
    Align Technology, Inc.. (NASDAQ: ALGN) fell 3.5 percent to $267.40 in pre-market trading after rising 1.61 percent on Wednesday.
    Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) shares fell 3.5 percent to $12 in pre-market trading after the company issued quarterly fleet status report.
    GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) fell 3.2 percent to $4.90 in pre-market trading.
    Unilever PLC (NYSE: UL) fell 2.6 percent to $54.73 in pre-market

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Aceto (NASDAQ: ACET) and PetIQ (NASDAQ:PETQ) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.