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Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now

Warren Buffett is set to release his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) shareholders on Saturday.  

There’s some information we know will be in there. For example, Buffett gives a discussion of how each of the company’s major business segments performed as well as a discussion of its major stock holdings. However, there are some specific questions and topics investors should keep in mind when they’re reading the letter.  

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Why did Berkshire have such an inactive fourth quarter? 

We recently got a glimpse of what Buffett and his stock-pickers did with the company’s stock portfolio during the fourth quarter, and it was underwhelming. 

In short, with stocks plunging during the fourth quarter and with more than $100 billion in cash sitting on its balance sheet, many investors expected Buffett and his team to go on a buying spree.  

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Brunswick Corporation(BC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Brunswick Co. (NYSE:BC) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as $66.82 and last traded at $66.53, with a volume of 87086 shares. The stock had previously closed at $65.66.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Brunswick (NYSE:BC) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJan. 31, 2019 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Brunswick Co. (NYSE:BC) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the eighteen brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and fourteen have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $71.33.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Diodes Incorporated(DIOD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bank of Montreal Can decreased its stake in shares of Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) by 34.8% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 85,993 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 45,817 shares during the quarter. Bank of Montreal Can’s holdings in Diodes were worth $2,965,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Armstrong World Industries Inc(AWI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AptarGroup (NYSE: ATR) and Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) are both mid-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Alps Advisors Inc. bought a new position in Armstrong World Industries Inc (NYSE:AWI) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund bought 9,639 shares of the construction company’s stock, valued at approximately $584,000.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    The move can be put down to an improvement in sentiment toward the homebuilding products sector. After all, Beacon Roofing Supply (NASDAQ:BECN) gained 15%, while other housing stocks in the sector, such as ceilings company Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) and plumbing products company Masco (NYSE:MAS), also went up by double digits in the month.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Armstrong World Industries Inc (NYSE:AWI) insider Valueact Capital Master Fund, sold 30,000 shares of Armstrong World Industries stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.11, for a total transaction of $2,103,300.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: CSX Corporation(CSX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Hill]

    But there was more upbeat news elsewhere, with No. 3 airline United Continental (NYSE:UAL) beating on earnings and freight rail titan CSX (NASDAQ:CSX) delivering record first-quarter numbers. Also on the rapid growth train: Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG), whose da Vinci systems are selling at an impressive rate. And speaking of sales of tech products, the guys close out the episode by explaining why it’s a win-win that Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) are joining forces to sell smart TVs.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. lowered its holdings in CSX Co. (NASDAQ:CSX) by 64.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 8,151 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 14,754 shares during the quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc.’s holdings in CSX were worth $520,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Rail-based freight transportation provider CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX) reports second-quarter 2018 earnings Tuesday after the close of trading. Shares have ascended more than 15% since the company’s successful first-quarter report in mid-April, due in part to management’s focus on leaner operations and improving efficiency. Below, let’s delve into an earnings preview, by way of four items with the potential to either support the current positive trend, or catalyze a bout of profit-taking.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Lipocine Inc.(LPCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

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

  • [By Jason Hall]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Natalie Walters]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

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

  • [By ]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

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

  • [By Paul Ausick]

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

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

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

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

Geneva Partners LLC acquired a new stake in Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE:ROP) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm acquired 1,125 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $310,000.

Other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. McKinley Carter Wealth Services Inc. raised its stake in shares of Roper Technologies by 9.0% in the 1st quarter. McKinley Carter Wealth Services Inc. now owns 6,450 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $1,811,000 after acquiring an additional 530 shares in the last quarter. AGF Investments Inc. raised its stake in shares of Roper Technologies by 127.8% in the 1st quarter. AGF Investments Inc. now owns 15,302 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $4,295,000 after acquiring an additional 8,585 shares in the last quarter. Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID raised its stake in shares of Roper Technologies by 2.4% in the 2nd quarter. Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID now owns 105,364 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $29,071,000 after acquiring an additional 2,433 shares in the last quarter. M&T Bank Corp raised its stake in shares of Roper Technologies by 4.6% in the 1st quarter. M&T Bank Corp now owns 19,012 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $5,335,000 after acquiring an additional 829 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Sei Investments Co. raised its stake in shares of Roper Technologies by 20.8% in the 1st quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 83,129 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $23,333,000 after acquiring an additional 14,300 shares in the last quarter. 93.49% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Paylocity Holding Corporation(PCTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Guggenheim initiated coverage on shares of Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY) in a research report released on Monday morning, MarketBeat.com reports. The brokerage issued a buy rating and a $80.00 price target on the software maker’s stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY) and Workiva (NYSE:WK) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY) had its target price increased by Stifel Nicolaus from $59.00 to $78.00 in a research note issued to investors on Friday. They currently have a buy rating on the software maker’s stock.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Lately, on Industry Focus: Tech, we’ve focused on the megacap businesses that have been dominating the news — at the cost of shedding some light on smaller companies with massive growth potential. In this week’s episode, host Dylan Lewis talks with Fool.com contributor Brian Feroldi about three ultra-compelling small-cap tech companies: HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS), AppFolio (NASDAQ:APPF), and Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System lifted its stake in shares of Paylocity Holding Corp (NASDAQ:PCTY) by 22.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 15,188 shares of the software maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,820 shares during the quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System’s holdings in Paylocity were worth $894,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.(MPWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPWR) reached a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday after Deutsche Bank raised their price target on the stock from $130.00 to $140.00. Deutsche Bank currently has a buy rating on the stock. Monolithic Power Systems traded as low as $137.03 and last traded at $136.43, with a volume of 4470 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $136.41.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about Monolithic Power Systems (NASDAQ:MPWR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Monolithic Power Systems earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.1278970459044 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Texas Permanent School Fund cut its position in shares of Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPWR) by 2.4% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 25,049 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 612 shares during the period. Texas Permanent School Fund’s holdings in Monolithic Power Systems were worth $3,348,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPWR) CEO Michael Hsing sold 17,634 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $141.05, for a total transaction of $2,487,275.70. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 1,115,369 shares in the company, valued at $157,322,797.45. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Diodes Incorporated(DIOD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) VP Francis Tang sold 6,560 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.90, for a total transaction of $255,184.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 88,597 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,446,423.30. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bank of Montreal Can decreased its stake in shares of Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ:DIOD) by 34.8% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 85,993 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 45,817 shares during the quarter. Bank of Montreal Can’s holdings in Diodes were worth $2,965,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Quality Systems, Inc.(QSII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Quality Systems (NASDAQ:QSII) – Investment analysts at Dougherty & Co issued their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for Quality Systems in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, May 29th. Dougherty & Co analyst G. Mannheimer forecasts that the company will earn $0.15 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) got a boost, shooting up 14 percent to $17.08 after the company posted better-than-expected FQ4 results.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market finished the week on a quiet note, with most major benchmarks closing slightly lower on the day. Investors went into the weekend trying to navigate a series of geopolitical and macroeconomic issues, but many market participants focused on the big plunge in the oil market, where crude prices dropped $3 per barrel to fall below the $68-per-barrel mark. Even with trading activity slow preceding the holiday weekend, good news sent shares of some companies higher. Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU), Shoe Carnival (NASDAQ:SCVL), and Quality Systems (NASDAQ:QSII) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. grew its position in shares of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:QSII) by 493.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 82,275 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 68,400 shares during the quarter. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. owned approximately 0.13% of Quality Systems worth $1,604,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank decreased its holdings in shares of Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) by 34.7% during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 256,903 shares of the manufacturing equipment provider’s stock after selling 136,310 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank’s holdings in Applied Materials were worth $11,866,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    AMAT traded up $1.46 on Friday, reaching $52.24. 11,287,067 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 14,610,195. Applied Materials has a one year low of $40.79 and a one year high of $62.40. The firm has a market capitalization of $52.01 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.07, a PEG ratio of 0.86 and a beta of 1.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a current ratio of 2.60 and a quick ratio of 1.83.

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) stock fell 10.2% in September, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Shares lost ground amid a broader sell-off for chip stocks.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) is poised to post its most recent quarterly results Thursday. The consensus forecast is $1.14 in EPS and $4.45 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $54.84 apiece. The consensus price target is $70.14, and the 52-week range is $40.79 to $62.40.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    As a result Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) and Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ: LRCX) were downgraded to Neutral from Buy on muted earnings growth, owing to softening WFE and limited operating leverage. At the same time, Merrill Lynch maintained a Buy on KLA-Tencor Corp. (NASDAQ: KLAC,) which is more defensive due to higher logic/foundry and technology exposure versus memory and production.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2019

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

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

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 50.7 percent to $4.34 after the company announced a special $1.00 per share cash dividend.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) surged 28.4 percent to $17.44 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cardlytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDLX) gained 22 percent to $17.945.
    Care.com, Inc. (NYSE: CRCM) shares rose 19.3 percent to $18.92 following Q1 earnings.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) jumped 19.1 percent to $4.3934 after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 18.6 percent to $4.79 after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    IntriCon Corporation (NASDAQ: IIN) climbed 17.4 percent to $29.30 after reporting Q1 results.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 16.2 percent to $3.45 after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: TCMD) gained 15.4 percent to $42.61 following Q1 results.
    eGain Corporation (NASDAQ: EGAN) gained 15.3 percent to $10.55 following Q3 earnings.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 13.8 percent to $9.48 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRL) shares surged 13.1 percent to $13.42 after reporting Q1 results.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) climbed 11.9 percent to $10.85 following better-than-expected Q3 earnings.
    scPharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SCPH) gained 11.2 percent to $14.45 following Q1 results.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 10.2 percent to $24.08 following Q1 results.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) shares rose 7.9 percent to $19.60 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its outlook.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 7.7 percent to $11.90 following upbeat Q1 results.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 6.8 perc
  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

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

  • [By Paul Ausick]

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

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019

By Emily Gurnon, Next Avenue Contributor 

When Sol Moran, 63, left her home in Puerto Rico to move to Minneapolis, things initially went well. She enjoyed being closer to her son, who lived in a nearby suburb, and she had a job she enjoyed. Then Moran got hit with a constellation of serious illnesses. She wasn’t able to keep up her work as an interpreter and home health aide and didn’t have the energy to get out of her apartment for anything other than medical visits.

Her world became very small.

“I had given up on life,” Moran said last week. “I was wondering sometimes why I had a phone,” since the only calls she received were about doctors’ appointments.

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‘A Potent Killer’

Loneliness and social isolation are not merely a source of sadness for many older adults. Studies have shown that isolation increases the risk of mental and physical illnesses. In fact, the health risks of prolonged isolation are equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day, according to the AARP Foundation.

Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019: FormFactor, Inc.(FORM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM) – Equities researchers at B. Riley dropped their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for FormFactor in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, July 30th. B. Riley analyst C. Ellis now anticipates that the semiconductor company will post earnings of $0.74 per share for the year, down from their prior forecast of $0.98. B. Riley currently has a “Buy” rating and a $18.00 target price on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for FormFactor’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.27 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.31 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.07 EPS.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) tumbled 18 percent to $22.90 following Q1 results.
    Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) fell 17.4 percent to $349.52. Washington Prime Group will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) dipped 15.7 percent to $14.03 after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) fell 15.3 percent to $11.65. FormFactor is expected to release Q1 results on May 2.
    Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) dropped 14.3 percent to $6.24 following Q1 results.
    National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NATI) fell 14.3 percent to $ 42.34 after reporting Q1 results.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) dipped 14.2 percent to $32.37 following Q1 results.
    Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) dropped 13.5 percent to $3.33. Civeo posted a Q1 loss of $0.42 per share on sales of $101.504 million.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) fell 12.4 percent to $125.310 after reporting Q1 results.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares tumbled 12.1 percent to $262.06 as the company posted Q1 results.
    Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: VALU) fell 11.3 percent to $19.10.
    Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) shares dropped 11.2 percent to $27.605 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.
    AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVHI) declined 10.7 percent to $17.20 following Q1 results.
    CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) dropped 9.4 percent to $21.01 after reporting Q4 results.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 8.9 percent to $7.280 following mixed Q1 results.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 8.4 percent to $45.97 after reporting Q4 results.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8.2 percent to $109.825. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO

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Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019: Pegasystems Inc.(PEGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Stock No. 2: Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA), ticker symbol PEGA.Pegasystems is a company that, for a long time, that has been in the AIbusiness. This is an important technology. This is a small-capcompany. It can’t bring the kinds ofGoogle- likeresources to AI. Google is the one that created AlphaGo, the amazing game-playing AI beating the world’s Go champion. That’s not going to come fromPegasystems.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA) was upgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Yext (NYSE: YEXT) and Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Pegasystems(NASDAQ:PEGA) announced first-quarter results this week that paired a significant slowdown in sales growth with plummeting earnings. The declines were driven by a shift toward cloud-based revenue that had a more pronounced impact on the books because of the implementation of new accounting rules.

Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019: Boot Barn Holdings, Inc.(BOOT)

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  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos, Jeremy Bowman, and Steve Symington]

    With that in mind, Motley Fool investors scoured the industry for examples of retailers that boast attractive long-run growth opportunities. Read on to find out why Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE), lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU), and Boot Barn (NYSE:BOOT) topped that list.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) rose 15.6 percent to $25.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) rose 15.3 percent to $82.75 in pre-market trading. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) rose 12.6 percent to $8.95 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Micro Focus International plc (NYSE: MFGP) shares rose 8.8 percent to $18.59 in the pre-market trading session after the company issued strong revenue forecast for the first fiscal half of 2018.
    HC2 Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCHC) rose 5.6 percent to $6.60 in pre-market trading.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares rose 5.3 percent to $2.79 in pre-market trading. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IMMY) rose 5.2 percent to $2.52 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) rose 4.1 percent to $10.35 in pre-market trading after climbing 75.31 percent on Tuesday.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 3.8 percent to $6.90 in pre-market trading. The stock rose over 10 percent Tuesday after reporting its Phase 1 clinical update on XEN901 demonstrated a favorable PK profile.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) rose 3.5 percent to $11.01 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE: TEVA) shares rose 3.4 percent to $20.98 in pre-market trading after Buffett's Berkshire more than doubled its stake in Teva.
    China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: CIFS) shares rose 3.7 percent to $31.30 in pre-market trading after the company reported results for its fourth quarter.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares rose 3.4 percent to $20.00 in pre-market t
  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    That only makes it more important to be selective about the stocks you choose to own. Even under more difficult market conditions, some stocks have continued to push sharply higher. HollyFrontier (NYSE:HFC), Boot Barn Holdings (NYSE:BOOT), and Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRPT) have each tripled since this time last year, and bullish shareholders think that there could be further gains in store for the three companies if some key things keep going right.

Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019: Whiting Petroleum Corporation(WLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL)’s share price gapped down before the market opened on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $46.75, but opened at $48.93. Whiting Petroleum shares last traded at $50.12, with a volume of 80658 shares trading hands.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TCW Group Inc. raised its stake in Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) by 21.9% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 25,733 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,618 shares during the period. TCW Group Inc.’s holdings in Whiting Petroleum were worth $871,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) – Analysts at Jefferies Financial Group increased their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Whiting Petroleum in a research note issued on Monday, July 9th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst M. Lear now forecasts that the oil and gas exploration company will earn $0.64 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.63. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Whiting Petroleum’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.61 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.86 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $3.02 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $1.24 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.97 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.64 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.72 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $3.57 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.78 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.77 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $3.15 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Whiting Petroleum Co. (NYSE:WLL) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies lifted their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for Whiting Petroleum in a research note issued on Sunday, May 20th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst K. Harrison now forecasts that the oil and gas exploration company will earn $0.85 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.33. Piper Jaffray Companies currently has a “Hold” rating and a $46.00 target price on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Whiting Petroleum’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.97 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $1.16 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $3.90 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $1.70 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $1.48 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $1.47 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $1.59 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $6.24 EPS.

Top 5 Medical Stocks For 2019: Diodes Incorporated(DIOD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

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

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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