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In what’s becoming a quarterly event, salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) reported yet another earnings beat. The cloud-based, customer-relationship-management provider beat on the bottom line by reporting $0.52 in adjusted earnings per share, a figure 13% higher than analyst estimates of $0.46. Salesforce also reported a top-line beat, as revenue of $3.01 billion topped analyst expectations by $70 million.

If you follow Salesforce on any level, another quarter of better-than-expected performance is quickly becoming a misnomer, because it is now expected. In fact, Salesforce has beaten revenue-growth expectations for 12 consecutive quarters, a three-year streak. However, that’s not the most impressive part of Salesforce’s three-year run.

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Salesforce isn’t slowing down, it’s speeding up

More interesting than beating estimates from Wall Street analysts is the fact Salesforce continues to grow at an increasing clip. Last quarter’s revenue growth rate of 26% was 3.2 percentage points higher than in 2015’s corresponding quarter. However, the company’s revenue has doubled since then. This isn’t a one-off quarter: As the chart below shows, Salesforce has grown revenue more than 20% every quarter during this period.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Pacific Gas & Electric Co.(PCG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    PG&E Co. (NYSE:PCG) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seventeen analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $51.22.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Possibly the biggest shocker of all is that David Tepper’s Appaloosa, which has a little over three dozen securities in its portfolio, was an active buyer of Northern and Central California electric and gas utility PG&E (NYSE:PCG) during the fourth quarter. Appaloosa increased its stake in the company by 62% (2.48 million shares), making it the portfolio’s fourth-largest holding.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    PG&E Corp. (NYSE: PCG) is still trying to recover from the potential exposure of the 2018 Camp Fire and other liabilities put the company at risk of bankruptcy. It turns out that not all bankruptcies are created equal, and some do not wipe out the entire equity value for the common shareholders. When PG&E filed for bankruptcy, it was believed at the time that there would still be value for the common shareholders.

  • [By VantagePoint]

    PG&E Corporation (NYSE: PCG) has spent most of the last five weeks consolidating into a tight range, but it looks to have finally broken out on April 5. Since then the stock is up about 7 percent, and despite Friday's weakness VantagePoint's indicators are pointing to that bullish trend remaining intact. 

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was PG&E Corp. (NYSE: PCG) which traded up about 4% at $45.56. The stock’s 52-week range is $37.30 to $71.57. Volume was over 9 million compared to the daily average volume of nearly 6 million.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    PG&E Corp. (NYSE: PCG), the parent of Pacific Gas & Electric, has been the focus of many regulatory actions in California over time. And power lines have been targeted, and PG&E shares dropped after the 2017 wildfires in the state.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CNO Financial Group, Inc.(CNO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Coin(O) (CURRENCY:CNO) traded down 6.7% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 23:00 PM Eastern on August 24th. One Coin(O) coin can now be purchased for $0.0009 or 0.00000013 BTC on major exchanges. Coin(O) has a market capitalization of $92,785.00 and $6.00 worth of Coin(O) was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last seven days, Coin(O) has traded up 0.3% against the dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Rhumbline Advisers grew its position in shares of CNO Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CNO) by 44.1% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 547,968 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 167,796 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned 0.33% of CNO Financial Group worth $8,154,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CNO Financial Group (NYSE:CNO) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The financial services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.50 by ($0.01), Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $1.05 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.04 billion. CNO Financial Group had a return on equity of 6.92% and a net margin of 4.67%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.45 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Coin(O) (CNO) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. Its genesis date was January 17th, 2014. Coin(O)’s total supply is 105,396,955 coins. Coin(O)’s official website is coin-o-coin.com. Coin(O)’s official Twitter account is @CoinoOrg.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Coin(O) (CURRENCY:CNO) traded flat against the dollar during the one day period ending at 22:00 PM ET on February 3rd. In the last seven days, Coin(O) has traded flat against the dollar. One Coin(O) coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.0003 or 0.00000009 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. Coin(O) has a total market cap of $35,041.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Coin(O) was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Simpson Manufacturing Company Inc.(SSD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Simpson Manufacturing Co, Inc. (NYSE:SSD) by 54.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 546,939 shares of the construction company’s stock after buying an additional 192,024 shares during the quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Simpson Manufacturing were worth $34,014,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    Simpson Manufacturing Inc  (NYSE:SSD)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 04, 2019, 5:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.(BONT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Last week, bankrupt department store operator Bon-Ton Stores (NASDAQ:BONT) made one last desperate bid to survive. A group led by mall owners Namdar Realty Group and Washington Prime Group (NYSE:WPG) signed a letter of intent to buy the company out of bankruptcy and continue operating at least some of its stores.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Not long ago, liquidation seemed inevitable for bankrupt department store operator Bon-Ton Stores Inc. (NASDAQ:BONT). The company’s desperate attempt to restructure outside the bankruptcy process failed earlier this year when it couldn’t find an investor willing to finance a comeback effort.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    In 2018, TJX will benefit from a lower tax rate and easier year-over-year comparisons. It is also likely to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of Bon-Ton Stores’ (NASDAQ:BONT) pending liquidation. This could send TJX stock to new heights later this year.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    However, the outlook for J.C. Penney stock could be improving as competition in the department store sector starts to wane. Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD) recently revealed another round of store closures. Furthermore, Bon-Ton (NASDAQ:BONT) announced this week that it will liquidate after its attempt to emerge from bankruptcy as a going concern failed.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: PFSweb Inc.(PFSW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about PFSweb (NASDAQ:PFSW) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press 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. PFSweb earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 47.4795226887881 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE: BAH) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $1.67 billion.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.5 per share on revenue of $396.17 million.
    Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ: LABL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.06 per share on revenue of $424.96 million.
    American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.15 per share on revenue of $382.4 million.
    The Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE: BNS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $5.46 billion.
    Jianpu Technology Inc. (NYSE: JT) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $47.51 million.
    Trans World Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: TWMC) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (NYSE: WMS) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $249.44 million.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.48 per share on revenue of $5.73 million.
    Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) is projected to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ: EVGN) is expected to report earnings for its first quarter.

     

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS)Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay 29, 2018, 8:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Prepared Remarks:

    Adam Borgatti — Vice President, Investor Relations

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS) (NYSE:BNS) – Equities researchers at National Bank Financial raised their Q2 2019 earnings per share estimates for Bank of Nova Scotia in a report issued on Monday, February 18th. National Bank Financial analyst G. Dechaine now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $1.77 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $1.76. National Bank Financial currently has a “Sector Perform” rating and a $80.00 target price on the stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS) (NYSE:BNS) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the thirteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is C$88.62.

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    Canaccord Genuity (:) has been given an average recommendation of “N/A” by the zero brokerages that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports.

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    Shares of Canaccord Genuity (:) have been assigned a consensus rating of “N/A” from the zero research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: KeyCorp(KEY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    KeyCorp (KEY) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.45 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Enrapturing Stocks: General Mills, Inc., (NYSE: GIS), KeyCorp, (NYSE: KEY) (globalexportlines.com) Investors see Higher earnings in the future KeyCorp (KEY) (nasdaqplace.com) Innovative stocks: Amgen Inc., (NASDAQ: AMGN), KeyCorp, (NYSE: KEY) (nysetradingnews.com) Stock Valuation:: KeyCorp, (NYSE: KEY) (topstocksnews.com)

    A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised KeyCorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 24th. Mizuho raised their target price on KeyCorp from $25.00 to $25.50 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 24th. Vining Sparks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $25.00 target price on shares of KeyCorp in a report on Thursday, July 19th. ValuEngine lowered KeyCorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, July 14th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 target price on shares of KeyCorp in a report on Friday, July 13th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the company. KeyCorp currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $23.24.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    The Ohio-based bank KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) recently announced it will boost its dividend payout from $0.12 to $0.17, marking an impressive 42% rise.

    The company’s announcement on a dividend hike came on the news of its second-quarter net income of $464 million, compared to $402 million over Q1 2018 and $393 million for the second quarter of 2017.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Selfkey (CURRENCY:KEY) traded 8.8% higher against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 23:00 PM ET on February 8th. Over the last seven days, Selfkey has traded up 3.1% against the US dollar. One Selfkey token can now be purchased for $0.0028 or 0.00000077 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including OKEx, Kucoin, ABCC and IDEX. Selfkey has a market cap of $7.21 million and $415,592.00 worth of Selfkey was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Insmed, Inc.(INSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares were also up, gaining 10 percent to $25.72. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares were also up, gaining 9 percent to $25.57. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC Buys 13,438 Shares of Insmed, Inc. (INSM)” was first posted by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this article on another site, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of United States & international trademark and copyright laws. The original version of this article can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3353518/tiaa-cref-investment-management-llc-buys-13438-shares-of-insmed-inc-insm.html.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ:INSM) has been given an average rating of “Buy” by the ten research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and eight have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $33.57.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Shares of Insmed (NASDAQ:INSM) are down 16% at 12:22 EDT after the company gained Food and Drug Administration approval for its antibiotic Arikayce, which treats Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease. While certainly disappointing for shareholders, it’s actually not all that uncommon for shares of a biotech to trade down after an FDA approval.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Semgroup Corporation(SEMG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    SemGroup Corporation (NASDAQ: SEMG) was started with a market perform rating at BMO Capital Markets with a $25 price target. The consensus target across Wall Street is $26.80. The stock closed Monday at $25.15.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    SemGroup (NYSE:SEMG) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

    Signet Jewelers (NYSE:SIG) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    SemGroup (NYSE: SEMG) and Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    SemGroup Corporation (NASDAQ: SEMG) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells Fargo. The 52-week trading range is $20.20 to $30.95. The consensus price target for the company is posted at $26.80. The stock ended trading Friday at $25.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about SemGroup (NYSE:SEMG) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SemGroup earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the pipeline company an impact score of 45.1707332632932 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019

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Fee-obsessed investors continue to pile into exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Don’t follow them.

Because there’s another—much less popular—group of funds that will hand you much better returns (and double the dividend payouts). And swapping your ETFs for them is easy.

I’m talking about closed-end funds (CEFs). (If you’re not familiar with CEFs, click here to check out a primer I recently wrote on them.)

Now even though I just said CEFs are less popular than ETFs, that doesn’t mean they’re totally ignored. The truth is, they’re getting more attention from investors of late, for reasons I’ll dive into in just a moment.

First, let’s look at how the five main sectors of the CEF market, which I track in my CEF Insider service, are performing this year:

Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: SL Green Realty Corporation(SLG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of SL Green Realty Corp (NYSE:SLG) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the eighteen ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have given a hold recommendation and nine have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $111.54.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sterlingcoin (CURRENCY:SLG) traded flat against the dollar during the one day period ending at 9:00 AM Eastern on October 1st. In the last week, Sterlingcoin has traded 3.1% higher against the dollar. One Sterlingcoin coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0337 or 0.00000516 BTC on exchanges. Sterlingcoin has a market capitalization of $143,001.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Sterlingcoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Easterly Government Properties (NYSE: DEA) and SL Green Realty (NYSE:SLG) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Swiss National Bank lessened its stake in SL Green Realty (NYSE:SLG) by 13.9% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 315,900 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 51,200 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned 0.35% of SL Green Realty worth $30,589,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sterlingcoin (SLG) is a proof-of-stake (PoS) coin that uses the
    X13 hashing algorithm. It was first traded on September 21st, 2014. Sterlingcoin’s total supply is 4,241,006 coins. Sterlingcoin’s official Twitter account is @SterlingcoinSLG and its Facebook page is accessible here. The Reddit community for Sterlingcoin is /r/sterlingcoin and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. The official website for Sterlingcoin is sterlingcoin.org.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Seadrill Limited(SDRL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) shares surged 115 percent to $2.56.
    Seadrill Limited (NYSE: SDRL) gained 77 percent to $0.3935. On Tuesday, a U.S. court approved the company's plan to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy that includes raising around $1 billion in new debt and equity through a rights offering which will be led by its biggest shareholder.
    DropCar, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCAR) shares climbed 21.4 percent to $2.3301 after the company issued a preliminary Q1 update on its enterprise automotive business. The company disclosed that Q1 B2B automotive volumes rose 163 percent year-over-year.
    Teligent, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLGT) shares jumped 19.7 percent to $3.615 following the FDA approval of Clobetasol Propionate Cream USP, 0.05%.
    IZEA, Inc. (NASDAQ: IZEA) surged 19.1 percent to $2.62. IZEA posted a Q4 net loss of $743,000 on sales of $6.8 million.
    SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) shares gained 15.2 percent to $9.6180. SunPower announced plans to acquire SolarWorld Americas.
    LexinFintech Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: LX) climbed 10.2 percent to $15.20.
    CounterPath Corporation (NASDAQ: CPAH) shares rose 8.8 percent to $3.0033.
    Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (NYSE: SMI) gained 8.2 percent to $6.685 after falling 0.80 percent on Tuesday.
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC) shares climbed 7.2 percent to $5.93.
    Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) shares rose 6.7 percent to $63.96 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE: SBGL) gained 6.5 percent to $3.59 after dropping 4.53 percent on Tuesday.
    Calithera Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CALA) rose 6.3 percent to $6.75 after the company disclosed that the FDA has granted Fast Track designation to CB-839 in combination with cabozantinib for treatment of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma.
    CSX Corporation (NASDAQ: CSX) gained 6.1 percent to $60.01 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings
  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Seadrill (NYSE:SDRL) rocketed in May, ending the month up 78%. Fueling the offshore driller’s rebound were fading investor fears after the company received approval for its plan to exit bankruptcy in April.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Thursday, the energy shares rose 1.34 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Seadrill Limited (NYSE: SDRL), up 46 percent, and Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) up 8 percent.

Hot High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: CNO Financial Group, Inc.(CNO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Rhumbline Advisers grew its position in shares of CNO Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CNO) by 44.1% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 547,968 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 167,796 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned 0.33% of CNO Financial Group worth $8,154,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CNO Financial Group (NYSE:CNO) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The financial services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.50 by ($0.01), Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $1.05 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.04 billion. CNO Financial Group had a return on equity of 6.92% and a net margin of 4.67%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.45 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Coin(O) (CURRENCY:CNO) traded down 4.8% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on June 1st. One Coin(O) coin can now be purchased for approximately $0.0016 or 0.00000021 BTC on major exchanges. Coin(O) has a total market cap of $165,553.00 and approximately $30.00 worth of Coin(O) was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, Coin(O) has traded 10.4% higher against the US dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019

Qualcomm, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) stock has seen better days. The news that’s rolled in over the past year hasn’t exactly placed QCOM stock in good light.

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Three markets in Asia — China, South Korea and Taiwan — account for a large majority of QCOM’s revenue. Each of these countries have sued Qualcomm over its pricing on licenses and royalties for its chipsets.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Nobilis Health Corp.(HLTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Nobilis Health (NYSEAMERICAN:HLTH) (TSE:NHC) traded down 15.6% during mid-day trading on Tuesday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The company traded as low as $1.35 and last traded at $1.35. 1,239,040 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 331% from the average session volume of 287,252 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.60.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Atento S.A.(ATTO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Atento SA (NYSE:ATTO) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the six ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has issued a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $11.50.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Atento (NYSE: ATTO) and AT&T (NYSE:T) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Denny's Corporation(DENN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News articles about Denny’s (NASDAQ:DENN) have trended somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Denny’s earned a media sentiment score of -0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the restaurant operator an impact score of 43.0997571340278 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Take a stock like Denny’s Corp. (NASDAQ: DENN). Denny’s was trading for just under $3 a share in 2010. Since then, it’s exploded by more than 700% to trade for $17.64 a share today.

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    Shares of Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) fell 2.4% after the biotech giant announced disappointing results from a trial for a drug for chronic liver disease. In deal news, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) will buy Wi-Fi/home router startup Eero for an undisclosed amount. The global e-commerce giant has been going on a smart-home acquisition streak. Last year, the firm bought video doorbell maker Ring for $1 billion. Eero is based in San Francisco and was founded in 2014. The firm makes mesh routers that aim to eliminate dead zones across a house or business location. Shares of Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UAA) gained more than 2.2% after the company reported earnings before the bell. The sports apparel giant reported earnings per share of $0.09 (on an adjusted basis). That figure beat expectations of $0.04. The company’s sales were off about 6% in the fourth quarter but cited a big jump in foreign revenue. Last week, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) released a report that recommended one of the deals of the decade. The bank has called for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) to buy streaming giant Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX). This deal is a no-brainer in today’s market. We break down what a deal would look like, how it benefits both sides, and how it would be like rocket fuel for Apple stock. Here’s what you need to know. Look for earnings reports from Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), Aircastle Ltd. (NYSE: AYR), Akamai Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), Ares Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: ARCC), Denny’s Corp. (NASDAQ: DENN), Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN), HubSpot Inc. (NASDAQ: HUBS), Molson Coors Brewing Co. (NYSE: TAP), Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OXY), Shopify Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOP), and TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP).

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Extra Space Storage Inc(EXR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Lee Financial Co lifted its stake in Extra Space Storage (NYSE:EXR) by 100.0% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 2,100 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,050 shares during the quarter. Lee Financial Co’s holdings in Extra Space Storage were worth $183,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. reduced its stake in Extra Space Storage (NYSE:EXR) by 10.3% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 13,051 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 1,502 shares during the period. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Extra Space Storage were worth $1,140,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Extra Space Storage Inc. (NYSE: EXR) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Merrill Lynch.

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    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (NYSE: GT) was reiterated as Buy with a $36 price target (versus a $25.16 close) at Argus. The firm noted that the recent sell-off offers an attractive entry point.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: CNO Financial Group, Inc.(CNO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Coin(O) (CURRENCY:CNO) traded down 6.7% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 23:00 PM Eastern on August 24th. One Coin(O) coin can now be purchased for $0.0009 or 0.00000013 BTC on major exchanges. Coin(O) has a market capitalization of $92,785.00 and $6.00 worth of Coin(O) was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last seven days, Coin(O) has traded up 0.3% against the dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CNO Financial Group (NYSE:CNO) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The financial services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.50 by ($0.01), Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $1.05 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.04 billion. CNO Financial Group had a return on equity of 6.92% and a net margin of 4.67%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.45 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Coin(O) (CNO) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. Its genesis date was January 17th, 2014. Coin(O)’s total supply is 105,396,955 coins. Coin(O)’s official website is coin-o-coin.com. Coin(O)’s official Twitter account is @CoinoOrg.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Humana Inc.(HUM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Ethan Ryder]

    Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec cut its position in shares of Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) by 16.6% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 175,200 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 34,983 shares during the quarter. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec’s holdings in Humana were worth $47,099,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Altman Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 10,326 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,015,000. Humana comprises approximately 1.9% of Altman Advisors Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 27th biggest holding.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Traders bought shares of Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) on weakness during trading hours on Monday. $146.79 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $70.85 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $75.94 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Humana had the 6th highest net in-flow for the day. Humana traded down ($4.81) for the day and closed at $304.87

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: KBR, Inc.(KBR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    KBR, Inc. (NYSE:KBR) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, August 10th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Monday, September 17th will be given a dividend of 0.08 per share by the construction company on Monday, October 15th. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.58%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 14th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kubera Coin (CURRENCY:KBR) traded up 1.2% against the dollar during the one day period ending at 11:00 AM ET on August 26th. In the last week, Kubera Coin has traded up 66.9% against the dollar. One Kubera Coin token can now be bought for $0.0027 or 0.00000041 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC and Cryptopia. Kubera Coin has a total market capitalization of $311,598.00 and approximately $6,830.00 worth of Kubera Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cerner Corporation(CERN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Martin & Co. Inc. TN bought a new stake in Cerner Co. (NASDAQ:CERN) in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm bought 71,162 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,255,000. Cerner accounts for about 1.4% of Martin & Co. Inc. TN’s portfolio, making the stock its 17th largest position.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Simon Erickson]

    This could be a big win for the electronic health records (EHR) providers, such as athenahealth (NASDAQ:ATHN) and Cerner (NASDAQ:CERN). Detailed, interoperable EHRs that can be shared across hospitals will be crucial for maintaining accurate patient records and developing improved treatment routines. That could, in turn, provide better patient outcomes.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc. boosted its holdings in Cerner (NASDAQ:CERN) by 14.9% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 18,650 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,425 shares during the quarter. Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc.’s holdings in Cerner were worth $1,082,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Pimco Corporate & Income Stategy Fund(PCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PeepCoin (PCN) uses the hashing algorithm. Its launch date was September 26th, 2016. PeepCoin’s total supply is 56,576,323,977 coins and its circulating supply is 17,376,323,977 coins. PeepCoin’s official website is dapscoin.com. The official message board for PeepCoin is medium.com/dapscoinofficial. PeepCoin’s official Twitter account is @DAPScoin and its Facebook page is accessible here. The Reddit community for PeepCoin is /r/DAPSCoin.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News stories about PIMCO Corporate & Income (NYSE:PCN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. PIMCO Corporate & Income earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the investment management company an impact score of 46.3242910143552 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 Max Byerly]

    PeepCoin (CURRENCY:PCN) traded down 16.9% against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 23:00 PM Eastern on July 9th. During the last week, PeepCoin has traded 35.9% lower against the U.S. dollar. One PeepCoin coin can currently be bought for $0.0000 or 0.00000001 BTC on popular exchanges including Cryptohub, TradeOgre, Bleutrade and C-Patex. PeepCoin has a total market cap of $619,022.00 and approximately $25,154.00 worth of PeepCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PeepCoin (CURRENCY:PCN) traded 70.2% higher against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 13:00 PM ET on August 14th. During the last week, PeepCoin has traded 1.4% higher against the dollar. One PeepCoin coin can currently be bought for $0.0000 or 0.00000000 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Trade Satoshi, CoinExchange, C-Patex and Cryptopia. PeepCoin has a total market cap of $497,805.00 and $5,648.00 worth of PeepCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Home Bancorp, Inc.(HBCP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ: BNCL) and Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019

Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE:WPM) provides investors a unique way to invest in gold and silver without taking on the day-to-day risks of mining. That’s a key benefit of the precious metals streaming business model. However, this doesn’t mean you get to avoid all of the risks of mining, and Wheaton’s investment in this Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX) mine is the perfect example of what can go wrong. Here’s a quick rundown on why Wheaton’s time might be running out on this large mine investment.

Streaming vs mining

Wheaton is a streaming and royalty company. Essentially that means it provides miners cash up front for the right to buy silver and gold at reduced rates in the future. Streaming deals are generally tied to a specific mine investment, often one in the development stage. Miners use the cash to build such mines, or to expand existing assets or pay down debt, and Wheaton gets to benefit from locked-in low prices for the gold and silver it buys, which provides it with wide margins in both good markets and bad.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: ADDvantage Technologies Group, Inc.(AEY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about ADDvantage Technologies Group (NASDAQ:AEY) has trended positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ADDvantage Technologies Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.47 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.0561890892472 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Covenant Transportation Group, Inc.(CVTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Covenant Transportation Group (NASDAQ:CVTI) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Friday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVTI) shares hit a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $35.19 and last traded at $34.25, with a volume of 9263 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $33.86.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Covenant Transport (NASDAQ:CVTI) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Saturday morning.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: CNO Financial Group, Inc.(CNO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of CNO Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CNO) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” 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, five have assigned a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $24.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Coin(O) (CNO) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. Its genesis date was January 17th, 2014. Coin(O)’s total supply is 105,396,955 coins. Coin(O)’s official website is coin-o-coin.com. Coin(O)’s official Twitter account is @CoinoOrg.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Graco Inc.(GGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $49.04.

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    2. Graco (NYSE: GGG)
    This industrial equipment designer/manufacturer is ideally suited to thrive whether or not the debt bomb ignites.  

    The company’s net debt to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) is a desirable 0.4% as its steady free cash flow expanded by 31% last year. At the same time, Graco’s products require frequent updating, and the company aggressively pursues new sources of revenue assuring the cash will continue.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) – Analysts at William Blair lowered their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Graco in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, January 29th. William Blair analyst N. Heymann now forecasts that the industrial products company will post earnings per share of $0.49 for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.51. William Blair also issued estimates for Graco’s Q4 2019 earnings at $0.44 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.18 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Prudential Financial Inc. reduced its holdings in Graco (NYSE:GGG) by 55.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 424,224 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 528,080 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. owned about 0.25% of Graco worth $19,395,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Eleven analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, one has assigned a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $49.04.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Harmonic Inc.(HLIT)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) and Commscope (NASDAQ:COMM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Harmonic (NASDAQ:HLIT) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report released on Tuesday morning.

    Several other research analysts also recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Harmonic from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Northland Securities set a $7.00 price objective on Harmonic and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. ValuEngine downgraded Harmonic from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. TheStreet upgraded Harmonic from a d rating to a c- rating in a research report on Monday, July 30th. Finally, Raymond James upgraded Harmonic from an underperform rating to a market perform rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $5.31.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: 1-800 FLOWERS.COM Inc.(FLWS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    1-800-Flowers (NASDAQ:FLWS) had its price target hoisted by DA Davidson from $10.00 to $11.00 in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the specialty retailer’s stock. DA Davidson also issued estimates for 1-800-Flowers’ FY2018 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at ($0.24) EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $1.02 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at ($0.16) EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at ($0.10) EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.54 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    1-800-Flowers.Com (NASDAQ:FLWS) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The specialty retailer reported ($0.12) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.13) by $0.01, MarketWatch Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $229.93 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $227.57 million. 1-800-Flowers.Com had a net margin of 4.91% and a return on equity of 9.86%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted ($0.11) earnings per share. 1-800-Flowers.Com updated its FY19 guidance to $0.38-0.42 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now

KBC Group NV grew its stake in shares of Dynex Capital Inc (NYSE:DX) by 12.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 75,996 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 8,317 shares during the period. KBC Group NV owned about 0.14% of Dynex Capital worth $504,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans raised its stake in shares of Dynex Capital by 9.7% during the first quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 592,292 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $3,927,000 after acquiring an additional 52,400 shares in the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC raised its stake in Dynex Capital by 20.1% in the first quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 109,981 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $729,000 after buying an additional 18,444 shares in the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in Dynex Capital by 19.9% in the first quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 231,162 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,533,000 after buying an additional 38,306 shares in the last quarter. LSV Asset Management raised its stake in Dynex Capital by 5.2% in the first quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 1,711,988 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $11,350,000 after buying an additional 84,488 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Prudential Financial Inc. raised its stake in Dynex Capital by 1.9% in the first quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 700,386 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $4,644,000 after buying an additional 13,100 shares in the last quarter. 51.47% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: CNO Financial Group, Inc.(CNO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Coin(O) (CURRENCY:CNO) traded down 4.8% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on June 1st. One Coin(O) coin can now be purchased for approximately $0.0016 or 0.00000021 BTC on major exchanges. Coin(O) has a total market cap of $165,553.00 and approximately $30.00 worth of Coin(O) was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, Coin(O) has traded 10.4% higher against the US dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CNO Financial Group (NYSE:CNO) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $19.32 and last traded at $19.49, with a volume of 149704 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $19.81.

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    The Evercore analysts also said that Metlife Inc. (MET) and CNO Financial Group Inc. (CNO) have “sizable exposure” to long-term care from a reserve standpoint, “but our analysis indicates that their blocks have below average risk and/or more robust reserves versus peers, implying a lower risk of charges over the next few years.”

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CNO Financial Group (NYSE:CNO) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 10th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 11th will be given a dividend of 0.10 per share by the financial services provider on Monday, June 25th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 8th. This is a boost from CNO Financial Group’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.09.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.(EXPD)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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