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Best Blue Chip Stocks For 2019

Stocks couldn’t shake off early losses and all three major indexes ended lower on Thursday.

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 210.79 points, or 1.17%, to 17830.76. The S&P 500 Index fell 19.34 points, or 0.92%, to 2075.81. The Nasdaq slid 57.85 points, or 1.19%, to 4805.29.

Blue chips were dragged down by Apple (AAPL): Just days after its disappointing earnings, billionaire Carl Icahn said he no longer has a stake in the stock.

From a data standpoint, First quarter gross domestic product grew 0.5%, below economists’ expectations, overshadowing an upbeat jobs report that saw unemployment fall to a four-decade low.

Stifel’s Lindsey Piegza writes that this could push out any interest rate hikes:

From a policy standpoint, should the U.S. economy post meaningful improvement between now and June, assuming the Fed’s concerns surrounding international “risks” are not reignited, policy makers appear well positioned to announce the second rate hike in less than two months’ time.  Of course, following this morning’s disappointing GDP report, it’s difficult to imagine a marked improvement in the economy over the next two months.  More likely, the combination of stagnant economic conditions, a still-restrained consumer, and ongoing concerns regarding risks of contagion from developments abroad – whether directly identified in the statement or not – will make it increasingly difficult for the Fed to raise rates once in the remaining nine months of 2016, if at all.

Best Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: East West Bancorp Inc.(EWBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on East West Bancorp (EWBC)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CB Financial Services (NASDAQ: EWBC) and East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. lifted its stake in shares of East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC) by 0.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 419,124 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,196 shares during the quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. owned about 0.29% of East West Bancorp worth $26,212,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Computer Sciences Corporation(CSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CasinoCoin (CURRENCY:CSC) traded 26.1% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on June 10th. One CasinoCoin coin can currently be bought for about $0.0004 or 0.00000006 BTC on popular exchanges including cfinex and BitFlip. During the last seven days, CasinoCoin has traded 29.9% lower against the U.S. dollar. CasinoCoin has a market capitalization of $15.21 million and $5,864.00 worth of CasinoCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CasinoCoin (CURRENCY:CSC) traded 11.7% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 21:00 PM ET on May 27th. In the last week, CasinoCoin has traded down 44.1% against the U.S. dollar. One CasinoCoin coin can currently be purchased for $0.0005 or 0.00000007 BTC on popular exchanges including cfinex and BitFlip. CasinoCoin has a market cap of $18.55 million and approximately $27,292.00 worth of CasinoCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Best Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Phillips 66 Partners LP(PSXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    There was a similar trend for smaller midstream player Phillips 66 Partners LP (NYSE:PSXP). It was down 19% in 2018 and rose 16% in January. But the trend didn’t hold for Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN), which distributes gasoline. This limited partnership was off by 4% in 2018, two percentage points less than the broader market, and up 12% in January. Cheniere Energy Partners LP (NYSEMKT:CQP) and Cheniere Energy Inc. (NYSEMKT:LNG) were even further from the pack, up 12% and 11%, respectively, in January after posting gains of 21% and roughly 10%, respectively, in 2018.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The Sweeny Hub expansion is a “key part of our midstream growth strategy,” said Garland, as it “further optimizes our integrated NGL value chain.” That chain starts with a link to fast-growing production basins to the West via pipelines co-owned by DCP Midstream and the company’s other MLP, Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP). Last month, those companies announced that they would connect their Southern Hills NGL pipeline to the DJ Basin, which would bring more NGL volumes toward Phillips 66’s Sweeny Hub. Meanwhile, the companies are also expanding their Sand Hills NGL Pipeline to move volumes from the Permian Basin toward Sweeny.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Matthew DiLallo, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    It’s no surprise, then, that many high-yield investments in the energy sector look attractive today. We asked three of our Motley Fool investors to highlight energy stocks they see as compelling buys right now. Unsurprisingly, they picked three high-yield stocks: Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD), TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP), and Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP) had its price target reduced by stock analysts at Credit Suisse Group from $61.00 to $59.00 in a research note issued to investors on Monday. The brokerage currently has an “outperform” rating on the oil and gas company’s stock. Credit Suisse Group’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 17.04% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The region’s capacity constraints will likely hold back the Permian’s growth engine until the end of next year, when new pipelines enter service. One of those projects is the Grey Oak Pipeline system, which is an 800,000-BPD pipeline under development by Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP) and Andeavor (NYSE:ANDX). The companies currently expect the $2 billion oil pipeline to start up by the end of 2019.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Jason Hall, and Matthew DiLallo]

    So we asked three of our Motley Fool contributors to each highlight a stock they see as a buy in the oil and gas industry right now. Here’s why they picked ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM), EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG), and Phillps 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP). 

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019

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Renewable energy is set to go from strength to strength in coming years and it will be generating 50% of global electricity by 2050, according to one of the most authoritative voices in clean energy.

However, President Trump&a;rsquo;s battle to save the coal industry looks doomed, with coal-powered generation set to make up just 11% of global electricity generation by the middle of the century, down from 38% today, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Its New Energy Outlook (NEO) 2018 says that the continuing fall in the cost of batteries will massively increase the ability the ability to store off-peak electricity and sell it when demand is high, which will enable renewable technologies &a;ndash; particularly wind and solar projects – to take an increasing share of the electricity market. This will create a $548 billion battery market, with total investment in clean energy between now and 2050 set to reach $11.5 trillion.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc.(PRTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on U.S. Auto Parts Network (PRTS)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about U.S. Auto Parts Network (NASDAQ:PRTS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. U.S. Auto Parts Network earned a news sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.533280416614 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about U.S. Auto Parts Network (NASDAQ:PRTS) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. U.S. Auto Parts Network earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 47.0744515537091 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Petroleum Resources Corporation(PEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Adams Natural Resources Fund (NYSE:PEO) has trended somewhat negative recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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. Adams Natural Resources Fund earned a coverage optimism score of -0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.0521373671292 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Computer Sciences Corporation(CSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CasinoCoin (CURRENCY:CSC) traded 26.1% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on June 10th. One CasinoCoin coin can currently be bought for about $0.0004 or 0.00000006 BTC on popular exchanges including cfinex and BitFlip. During the last seven days, CasinoCoin has traded 29.9% lower against the U.S. dollar. CasinoCoin has a market capitalization of $15.21 million and $5,864.00 worth of CasinoCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CasinoCoin (CURRENCY:CSC) traded 11.7% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 21:00 PM ET on May 27th. In the last week, CasinoCoin has traded down 44.1% against the U.S. dollar. One CasinoCoin coin can currently be purchased for $0.0005 or 0.00000007 BTC on popular exchanges including cfinex and BitFlip. CasinoCoin has a market cap of $18.55 million and approximately $27,292.00 worth of CasinoCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: General Employment Enterprises, Inc.(JOB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Tyson Foods Inc.(TSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) reported weaker-than-expected results for its fiscal second quarter.

    Tyson posted quarterly earnings of $1.271 per share on sales of $9.773 billion. Analysts expected earnings of $1.32 per share on sales of $9.89 billion. Tyson expects FY18 earnings of $6.55 to $6.70 per share.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Schroder Investment Management Group boosted its position in Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN) by 8.8% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 50,036 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 4,041 shares during the quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group’s holdings in Tyson Foods were worth $3,465,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Systematic Financial Management LP boosted its position in Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN) by 16.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 115,734 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 16,022 shares during the quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP’s holdings in Tyson Foods were worth $8,471,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) reported weaker-than-expected results for its fiscal second quarter.

    Tyson posted quarterly earnings of $1.271 per share on sales of $9.773 billion. Analysts expected earnings of $1.32 per share on sales of $9.89 billion. Tyson expects FY18 earnings of $6.55 to $6.70 per share.

Best Medical Stocks To Own For 2019

Emissions-free RVs aren’t wishful thinking any longer, but don’t expect them to be popping up on any neighborhood driveways this summer.

Winnebago Industries has announced the launch of an all-electric chassis aimed at the market for commercial vehicles like bloodmobiles, mobile medical clinics and mobile classrooms. The zero-emissions vehicle will be available in 33-foot and 38-foot lengths and can weigh up to 26,000 pounds.

The vehicle isn’t suited to use as a motorhome yet because of its limited range. But the future for alternative-energy RVs doesn’t seem to be decades away, however. Alternative energy news site Electrek reported last fall on a German consumer RV prototype powered by solar panels and a battery pack that can travel at more than 100 miles per charge.

The cost for producing high-powered lithium-ion batteries is also plummeting. Just eight years ago, the cost of a battery for vehicular purposes was about $1,000 per kilowatt-hour of use, according to a Bloomberg New Energy Finance report. In 2016, the cost was down to $273 per hour.

Best Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: Highwoods Properties, Inc.(HIW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    New York State Common Retirement Fund reduced its position in shares of Highwoods Properties Inc (NYSE:HIW) by 2.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 223,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 4,500 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund owned about 0.22% of Highwoods Properties worth $9,781,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Highwoods Properties Inc (NYSE:HIW) EVP Jeffrey Douglas Miller sold 3,676 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.87, for a total transaction of $186,998.12. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 83,438 shares in the company, valued at $4,244,491.06. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sei Investments Co. decreased its holdings in shares of Highwoods Properties Inc (NYSE:HIW) by 38.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 85,432 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 53,779 shares during the quarter. Sei Investments Co. owned about 0.08% of Highwoods Properties worth $3,744,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Highwoods Properties (HIW)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Daiwa Securities Group Inc. trimmed its holdings in Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE:HIW) by 98.9% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 21,100 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 1,987,006 shares during the period. Daiwa Securities Group Inc.’s holdings in Highwoods Properties were worth $925,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: Computer Sciences Corporation(CSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CasinoCoin (CURRENCY:CSC) traded 26.1% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on June 10th. One CasinoCoin coin can currently be bought for about $0.0004 or 0.00000006 BTC on popular exchanges including cfinex and BitFlip. During the last seven days, CasinoCoin has traded 29.9% lower against the U.S. dollar. CasinoCoin has a market capitalization of $15.21 million and $5,864.00 worth of CasinoCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CasinoCoin (CURRENCY:CSC) traded 11.7% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 21:00 PM ET on May 27th. In the last week, CasinoCoin has traded down 44.1% against the U.S. dollar. One CasinoCoin coin can currently be purchased for $0.0005 or 0.00000007 BTC on popular exchanges including cfinex and BitFlip. CasinoCoin has a market cap of $18.55 million and approximately $27,292.00 worth of CasinoCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Best Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: PIMCO California Municipal Income Fund III(PZC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    PZ Cussons (LON:PZC) had its price objective decreased by Numis Securities from GBX 255 ($3.40) to GBX 230 ($3.06) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. Numis Securities currently has a hold rating on the stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about Pimco CA Muni. Income Fund III (NYSE:PZC) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pimco CA Muni. Income Fund III earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the investment management company an impact score of 48.0089575306336 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.

Best Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: Aethlon Medical, Inc.(AEMD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    But before we show you our pick, here are the top 10 penny stocks to watch this week…

    Penny Stocks Current Share Price (as of Jan. 5) Jan. 2-5 Gain (as of Jan. 5)
    My Size Inc. (Nasdaq: MYSZ) $1.66 152.28%
    Cytori Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CYTX) $0.47 89.52%
    DelMar Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: DMPI) $1.675 58.02%
    CAS Medical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CASM) $1.09 55.71%
    China HGS Real Estate Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSH) $1.83 47.58%
    Aethlon Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD) $1.56 43.12%
    Midatech Pharma Plc. (Nasdaq: MTP) $1.23 43.01%
    Comstock Holding Cos. Inc. (Nasdaq: CHCI) $1.87 36.5%
    Cenveo Inc. (Nasdaq: CVO) $1.20 31.82%
    EV Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: EVEP) $0.6844 31.62%

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Aethlon Medical (NASDAQ:AEMD) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Monday.

    Separately, HC Wainwright set a $3.00 price objective on Aethlon Medical and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday.

Best Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: Carter's, Inc.(CRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Carter’s Inc.(NYSE:CRI)announced first-quarter 2018 results on Thursday morning, detailing a strong performance in spite of the negative impact of the recent bankruptcy of Toy “R” Us on its large wholesale segment. Though shares initially fell almost 5% early on, Carter’s stock recovered to trade modestly higher by this afternoon.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) have been given an average rating of “Buy” by the fifteen research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $119.75.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fifteen ratings firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $120.27.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    UBS Group initiated coverage on shares of Carter’s (NYSE:CRI) in a research note published on Thursday morning, www.benzinga.com reports. The firm issued a neutral rating and a $114.00 price target on the textile maker’s stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wall Street analysts predict that Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) will announce sales of $684.12 million for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have issued estimates for Carter’s’ earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $680.20 million and the highest estimate coming in at $689.50 million. Carter’s posted sales of $692.12 million during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year-over-year growth rate of 1.2%. The firm is scheduled to report its next earnings results on Thursday, July 26th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its holdings in shares of Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) by 2.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 450,812 shares of the textile maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,306 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned approximately 0.96% of Carter’s worth $46,930,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Medical Stocks For 2019

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Hot Medical Stocks For 2019: AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(AVEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

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    Deadline Upcoming in $15 Million Settlement in the AVEO Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AVEO) Investor Lawsuit (digitaljournal.com) $1.35 Million in Sales Expected for AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AVEO) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AVEO) Expected to Announce Earnings of -$0.06 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Equity Opportunities Iv Growth Purchases 236,479 Shares of AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AVEO) Stock (americanbankingnews.com) AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AVEO) Major Shareholder Buys $392,301.27 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com)

    Several analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised AVEO Pharmaceuticals from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, May 4th. BidaskClub raised AVEO Pharmaceuticals from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, March 24th. Finally, ValuEngine raised AVEO Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $4.05.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of AVEO Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AVEO) fell 17% today after the company announced first-quarter 2018 results and provided a business update. As a development stage biopharma company, there’s wasn’t much in the way of new financial details. However, the company did announce that it was delaying the expected readout of top-line data from the ongoing phase 3 trial of its lead drug candidate from the second quarter of 2018 to the third quarter of 2018.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Hot Medical Stocks For 2019: Renesola Ltd.(SOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

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    ReneSola Sells North Carolina Solar Project To Greenbacker (solarindustrymag.com) ReneSola (SOL) Rating Increased to Neutral at Roth Capital (americanbankingnews.com) ReneSola (SOL) Q1 Earnings in Line, Revenues Top Estimates (zacks.com) ReneSola’s (SOL) CEO Xianshou Li on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) ReneSola (SOL) Releases Earnings Results (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of ReneSola traded up $0.08, hitting $2.76, during trading on Friday, Marketbeat.com reports. The stock had a trading volume of 124,969 shares, compared to its average volume of 108,565. The firm has a market capitalization of $102.11 million, a PE ratio of 21.23 and a beta of 2.05. The company has a current ratio of 1.17, a quick ratio of 1.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36. ReneSola has a 12 month low of $2.12 and a 12 month high of $3.79.

Hot Medical Stocks For 2019: Computer Sciences Corporation(CSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CasinoCoin (CURRENCY:CSC) traded 11.7% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 21:00 PM ET on May 27th. In the last week, CasinoCoin has traded down 44.1% against the U.S. dollar. One CasinoCoin coin can currently be purchased for $0.0005 or 0.00000007 BTC on popular exchanges including cfinex and BitFlip. CasinoCoin has a market cap of $18.55 million and approximately $27,292.00 worth of CasinoCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CasinoCoin (CURRENCY:CSC) traded 26.1% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on June 10th. One CasinoCoin coin can currently be bought for about $0.0004 or 0.00000006 BTC on popular exchanges including cfinex and BitFlip. During the last seven days, CasinoCoin has traded 29.9% lower against the U.S. dollar. CasinoCoin has a market capitalization of $15.21 million and $5,864.00 worth of CasinoCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

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Here’s some timely news for Independence Day: According to the 2017 State of Independence in America survey recently released by MBO Partners (a business operating system provider for independent workers), a fifth of the nation’s 40.9 million freelance workers earned over $100,000 last year, up from just 12.5% in 2011.

Thanks to the robust job market, gig economy workers are increasingly able to compete on their own terms and charge more for their services. Last year, MBO says, full-time independents averaged $65,300. Notably, older workers (those 53 and above), who tend to be more experienced, fared better than average — reporting a median income of $77,000.

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The Gig Economy Workforce Is Growing

The number of independents (freelancers, consultants, temps and on-call workers) is rapidly growing and now constitutes an estimated 31% of the private workforce, up about three percentage points from 2016. Full-time independent workers age 53+ rose from 33% to 35%. And the number of people MBO calls Occasional Independents — those working irregularly or sporadically as independents, but at least once a month — soared by 23% over the past year, to 12.9 million.

Top High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Computer Sciences Corporation(CSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CasinoCoin (CURRENCY:CSC) traded 11.7% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 21:00 PM ET on May 27th. In the last week, CasinoCoin has traded down 44.1% against the U.S. dollar. One CasinoCoin coin can currently be purchased for $0.0005 or 0.00000007 BTC on popular exchanges including cfinex and BitFlip. CasinoCoin has a market cap of $18.55 million and approximately $27,292.00 worth of CasinoCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CasinoCoin (CURRENCY:CSC) traded 26.1% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on June 10th. One CasinoCoin coin can currently be bought for about $0.0004 or 0.00000006 BTC on popular exchanges including cfinex and BitFlip. During the last seven days, CasinoCoin has traded 29.9% lower against the U.S. dollar. CasinoCoin has a market capitalization of $15.21 million and $5,864.00 worth of CasinoCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Top High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: American Financial Group, Inc.(AFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Financial Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.840441381164 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Westpac Banking Corp increased its stake in shares of American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG) by 10.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 7,403 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 709 shares during the quarter. Westpac Banking Corp’s holdings in American Financial Group were worth $831,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Hercules Offshore Inc.(HERO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Hero (CURRENCY:HERO) traded 2.1% higher against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on June 26th. In the last week, Hero has traded 9.8% lower against the dollar. One Hero token can currently be bought for $0.0935 or 0.00001542 BTC on exchanges including HitBTC and Qryptos. Hero has a market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $985.00 worth of Hero was traded on exchanges in the last day.