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Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2021

President Donald Trump introduced his 2019 budget blueprint on Monday. He makes some pretty unrealistic claims about how his current proposals would reduce deficits.

His budget proposes to slash them by more than $3 trillion over the next decade, bringing the annual deficit down from 4.4% of GDP this year to 1.1% by 2028.

How? Largely by proposing severe spending cuts combined with optimistic growth projections of roughly 3% a year.

Never mind that he recently signed into law two deficit-increasing bills. The federal tax overhaul plus a two-year increase in spending caps will push the country to start running $1 trillion-plus annual deficits next year.

“The depth of the budgetary hole that has been dug over the past year is made clear by the fact that the administration could not produce a balanced budget even with unrealistic growth assumptions and scoring gimmicks,” said Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan fiscal watchdog.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2021: El Paso Electric Company(EE)

El Paso Electric Company (the “Company”) is a public utility engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in an area of approximately 10,000 square miles in west Texas and southern New Mexico. The Company also serves a full requirements wholesale customer in Texas. The Company owns or has significant ownership interests in several electrical generating facilities providing it with a net dependable generating capability of approximately 2,055 MW. For the year ended December 31, 2015, the Company’s energy sources consisted of approximately 47% nuclear fuel, 34% natural gas, 6% coal, 13% purchased power and less than 1% generated by Company-owned solar photovoltaic panels and wind turbines. The Company continues to expand its portfolio of renewable energy sources, particularly solar photovoltaic generation. As of December 31, 2015, the Company has power purchase agreements for 107 MW from solar photovoltaic generation facilities.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Korea Electric Power (NYSE: KEP) and El Paso Electric (NYSE:EE) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of El Paso Electric (NYSE:EE) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $51.33.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2021: Itron Inc.(ITRI)

Itron, Inc. provides products and services for the energy and water markets worldwide. It produces standard electricity, natural gas, and water meters for residential, commercial, industrial, and transmission and distribution customers. The company also offers advanced and smart electronic, gas, and water meters, as well as communication modules; handheld, mobile, and fixed network collection technologies; meter data management software; prepayment systems comprising smart key, keypad, and smart card communication technologies; data warehousing; and knowledge application solutions. It provides communication technologies, which include telephone, radio frequency, global system for mobile communications, power line carrier, and Ethernet devices. In addition, the company offers professional services, including implementation, installation, consulting, system management, and analysis. It markets its products through direct sales, distributors, representative agencies, partners , and meter manufacturer representatives. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Liberty Lake, Washington.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2021: Enersis S A(ENI)

Enersis S.A., an electric utility company, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. It owns and operates hydroelectric, thermal, and wind power plants. As of December 31, 2010, it had 14,833 megawatts of installed capacity with 195 power plants; and 13.3 million distribution customers covering approximately 50 million inhabitants. The company was formerly known as Compania Chilena Metropolitana de Distribucion Electrica S.A and changed its name to Enersis S.A. in August 1988. Enersis S.A. was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile. Enersis S.A. is a subsidiary of Endesa Latinoamerica S.A.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a €15.00 ($17.44) price objective on ENI (ETR:ENI) in a report published on Thursday morning. The firm currently has a sell rating on the stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Morgan Stanley set a €16.70 ($19.42) price objective on ENI (ETR:ENI) in a report issued on Wednesday morning. The firm currently has a sell rating on the stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ENI (ETR:ENI) has been assigned a €18.50 ($21.76) price objective by equities researchers at Deutsche Bank in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Deutsche Bank’s price objective points to a potential upside of 13.26% from the stock’s current price.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2021: Spok Holdings, Inc.(SPOK)

Spok Holdings, Inc., incorporated on March 5, 2004, is a holding company. The Company, through its indirect subsidiary, Spok, Inc., provides critical communication solutions for enterprises. The Company offers critical communication for healthcare, government, public safety and other industries. The Company’s segment is critical communication business. The Company offers paging services and selected software solutions in the United States and abroad, generally in Europe, Canada, Australia, Asia and the Middle East. The Company offers its services and products primarily to three market segments: healthcare, government and large enterprise. The Company also offers implementation services for its products.

Paging Services

The Company offers subscriptions to one-way or two-way messaging services for a periodic (monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual) service fee. A subscriber to one-way messaging services select coverage on a local, regional or nationwide basis as per their messaging needs. Two-way messaging is offered on a nationwide basis. In addition, subscribers either lease a messaging device from the Company for an additional fixed monthly fee or own a device, having purchased it either from the Company or from another vendor. The Company also sells devices to resellers who lease or resell devices to their subscribers and then sell messaging services utilizing the Company’s networks. The Company also offers ancillary services, such as voicemail and equipment loss or maintenance protection.

Software

The Company offers a range of solutions, providing its customers with the ability to communicate anywhere, anytime across a number of situations. Its solutions are used for contact centers, clinical alerting and notification, mobile communications and messaging and for public safety notifications. The Company’s critical communication solutions are grouped under four product categories: Contact Center, Clinical Alerting, Mobile Communications and Publ! ic Safety.

The Contact Center category includes Spok Healthcare Console, Spok Web-Based Directory, Spok Web-Based On-Call Scheduling, Spok Speech, HigherGround Call Recording and Quality Management, and Eclipse Call Accounting. Spok Healthcare Console provides operators with the information needed to process calls using their computers. This solution integrates with the customers’ existing phone systems and is used by the operator group to answer incoming calls to the contact center. Operators can perform directory searches and code calls, as well as messaging and paging by individual, groups and roles using the Spok Healthcare Console’s computer telephony integration (CTI) and directory capabilities.

Spok Web-Based Directory provides employee contact information and enables staff to send messages from the directory. Authenticated users can log on to perform updates to contact information and on-call schedules, search the directory and send important messages. Spok Web-Based On-Call Scheduling keeps personnel, calendars and on-call scheduling information updated, using a Web portal to maintain and allow password-protected access to the latest on-call schedules and personnel information.

Spok Speech enables the organization to process routine phone requests, including transfers, directory assistance, messaging and paging, without live operators. HigherGround Call Recording and Quality Management records, monitors and scores operators’ conversations. Eclipse Call Accounting provides information about every call being made and received. The information can be formatted and used to analyze voice network resources, employee telephone usage and bill-back information.

The Company’s Clinical Alerting category includes Spok Messenger and Fusion, Spok e.Notify and Spok Critical Test Results Management. Spok Messenger and Fusion provides the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k)-cleared solution that connects virtually all alert systems, includi! ng nurse ! call, fire, security, patient monitoring and building management to mobile staff through their wireless communication devices. Spok e.Notify enables organizations to notify and confirm team member availability during emergency situations. This solution automatically delivers messages, collects responses, escalates issues to others and logs all activities for reporting and analysis purposes. Spok Critical Test Results Management automates the process of delivering critical test results to the right clinicians. This solution can send messages from the cardiology, laboratory and radiology departments by means of encrypted smartphone communications, two-way paging, secure e-mail, secure text, images, annotations and voice to a range of endpoints, such as workstations, laptops, tablets, smartphones, pagers and other wireless devices.

The Company’s Mobile Communications category comprises Spok Mobile, Spok Pagers and Transmitters, and Spok Device Preference Engine. Spok Mobile uses smartphones and tablets for secure code alerts, patient updates, lab results, and consult requests, among others. It allows users to access the directory of contact information, to send messages, photos and videos to smartphones and other devices. Spok Pagers and Transmitters provide communications through paging system. Spok Device Preference Engine facilitates voice conversations among doctors and caregivers based on their schedules by enabling users to choose the desired communication method based on the situation, urgency, time and date.

The Company’s Public Safety category consists of Spok pc/psap and Spok Enterprise Alert. Spok pc/psap is used for emergency dispatch by giving the Public Service Answering Point (PSAP) call-takers standards-based, graphical interface that integrates the underlying phone system, mapping systems and other resources for critical information availability. Spok Enterprise Alert directs emergency personnel to a 9-1-1 caller’s exact location, such as building, floor and room.! The E9-1! -1 software provides real time, onsite notification when 9-1-1 is dialed.

The Company competes with American Messaging Service, LLC, AT&T Mobility LLC, Sprint Nextel Corporation, T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Verizon Wireless, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News stories about Spok (NASDAQ:SPOK) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Spok earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 46.0015198315013 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2021: BankUnited, Inc.(BKU)

BankUnited, Inc., incorporated on April 28, 2009, is the bank holding company of BankUnited, National Association (the Bank). The Bank provides a range of banking services to individual and corporate customers through approximately 100 branches. The Bank also provides commercial lending products on a national platform.

Lending Activities

The Company offers a range of lending products, including small business loans, commercial real estate loans, equipment loans and leases, term loans, formula-based loans, municipal loans and leases, commercial lines of credit, letters of credit and consumer loans. It also purchases performing residential loans through established correspondent channels on a national basis. The Company’s loan portfolio includes approximately $15.8 billion in loans originated or purchased, or new loans, including approximately $12.8 billion in commercial and commercial real estate loans, approximately $2.9 billion in residential loans and over $35 million in consumer loans. The Company’s commercial loans, which are made to growing companies and middle-market businesses, include equipment loans, secured and unsecured commercial and working capital lines of credit, formula-based loans, mortgage warehouse lines, taxi medallion loans, letters of credit, Small Business Administration (SBA) product offerings and business acquisition finance credit facilities. The Company offers term financing for the acquisition or refinancing of properties, rental apartments, mixed-use commercial properties, industrial properties, warehouses, retail shopping centers, free-standing single-tenant buildings, office buildings and hotels. Other products that it provides include real estate secured lines of credit, acquisition, development and construction loan facilities and construction financing.

The Company makes commercial real estate loans secured by both owner-occupied and non-owner occupied properties. Through the Bank’s commercial lending subsidiaries, it provides mu! nicipal and equipment financing on a national basis. Pinnacle Public Finance, Inc. (Pinnacle) offers essential use equipment financing to municipalities through both loan and direct finance lease structures. United Capital Business Lending, Inc. (UCBL) offers small business equipment leases and loans with a focus on franchise equipment finance. Bridge Capital Leasing, Inc (Bridge) provides transportation equipment finance through loan, direct finance lease and operating lease structures. The Company’s portfolio of one- to four-single family residential loans includes approximately $2.4 billion of purchased loans and approximately $475 million of originated loans. It offers consumer loans to its customers for personal, family and household purposes, including auto, boat and personal installment loans. The Company services SBA loans originated and sold into the secondary market. The Company’s total loans are approximately $16.6 billion.

Investment Activities

The Company’s investment securities are classified as investment securities available for sale and investment securities held to maturity. Its investment securities available for sale include the United States treasury securities, the United States Government agency and sponsored enterprise residential mortgage-backed securities, the United States Government agency and sponsored enterprise commercial mortgage-backed securities, resecuritized real estate mortgage investment conduits, private label residential mortgage-backed securities and collateralized mortgage obligations, private label commercial mortgage-backed securities, single family rental real estate-backed securities and collateralized loan obligations, among others. Its total investment securities available for sale are approximately $4.8 billion. Its investment securities held to maturity consists of a State of Israel bond with a carrying value of over $10 million.

Sources of Funds

The Company’s sources of funds include management fees an! d dividen! ds from the Bank, access to public debt and capital markets and available for sale securities portfolio. It offers deposit products, including checking accounts, money market deposit accounts, savings accounts and certificates of deposit with various terms and rates. The Company’s total deposits are approximately $16.9 billion.

The Company competes with Bank of America, BB&T, BBVA Compass, HSBC, JPMorgan Chase, PNC, Regions Bank, Santander, Sabadell, SunTrust Banks, TD Bank, Wells Fargo, Capital One, Signature Bank, New York Community Bank, Valley National and M&T Bank.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of BankUnited (NYSE:BKU) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the thirteen research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have issued a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $40.70.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    1) Mid cap BankUnited, Inc (NYSE: BKU) seems well positioned to cash in on the migration from high tax states to Florida. With total assets of $32.2 billion at December31, 2018, the Miami Lakes based bank has80 banking centers in 15 Florida counties and 5 banking centers in the New York metropolitan area.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2021: Vera Bradley Inc.(VRA)

Vera Bradley, Inc., through its subsidiary, Vera Bradley Designs, Inc., engages in the design, production, marketing, and retail of functional accessories for women under the ?Vera Bradley? brand. Its products include a range of handbags, accessories, and travel and leisure items. The company sells its products to independent retailers located in the United States, as well as to national retailers and third party e-commerce sites. As of January 29, 2011, Vera Bradley, Inc. sold its products directly through 35 full-price stores, 4 outlet stores, verabradley.com, and an annual outlet sale in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    As for individual stocks, Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB) popped after bringing on a promising new strategic advisor, while Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) soared on a strong quarterly report.

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    Stocks to Watch Today: EXPR, BA, TSLA
    Shares of Express Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPR) are off more than 13% this morning after the retail firm issued extremely weak guidance before the bell Wednesday. Although the retail firm topped EPS estimates, it reported a 6% drop in same-store sales to complement a decline in revenue. The firm called its earnings report “disappointing” and listed a series of other challenges that face the company in 2019. Just don’t buy the stock. Shares of Boeing Co.(NYSE: BA) were off in pre-market hours as the global aviation giant continued to reel from last weekend’s Ethiopia Air crash. Countries around the globe are grounding Boeing Air MAX 9 jets until further maintenance and updates are provided by the company. China, Australia, Indonesia, and the European Union have grounded Air 737 MAX 8 flights, and investors are worried that the second crash in five months for one of these planes will cause a delay in orders. BA stock is off 11% in the last two days. Shares of Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) were off in pre-market hours thanks to a negative investor report from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS). Goldman issued a “Sell” rating for the stock and projected a weaker price for TSLA stock over concerns about fa

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) soared on Wednesday following a fourth-quarter report that beat expectations. The fashion specialist’s revenue and earnings came in ahead of analyst estimates, and its full-year guidance was better than expected. As of 11:55 a.m. EDT, the stock was up about 19.9%.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) and Capri (NYSE:CPRI) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now

GameStop (NYSE:GME) shareholders: Do you feel lucky? The brick-and-mortar video game retailer currently trades at a ridiculously low price-to-earnings ratio of 4.5 times next year’s estimated earnings, with a dividend yield over 10%. A valuation that low is usually ominous, suggesting investors believe GameStop’s earnings will rapidly decline in the coming years.

There’s reason to be nervous. GameStop is facing the daunting prospect of remaining a brick-and-mortar retailer of physical video games, in an age in which traffic is migrating online and more games are being released in downloadable formats. There isn’t really a great solution to the problem and the company announced in mid-June that it is “in exploratory discussions with third parties regarding a potential transaction.” Leading up to that announcement, But GameStop’s strategy seems to have been to prudently decrease its store footprint, while also diversifying into non-video game products.

In early June, GameStop unveiled its newest attempt at diversification, announcing it would begin selling comic books in a 40-store trial.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: National Presto Industries, Inc.(NPK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SG Americas Securities LLC increased its stake in shares of National Presto Industries Inc. (NYSE:NPK) by 10.4% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 2,628 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after acquiring an additional 247 shares during the quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in National Presto Industries were worth $307,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    OppenheimerFunds Inc. cut its stake in shares of National Presto Industries Inc. (NYSE:NPK) by 62.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 1,899 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after selling 3,188 shares during the quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc.’s holdings in National Presto Industries were worth $235,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: Atlantic Power Corporation(AT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ABCC Token (CURRENCY:AT) traded flat against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 0:00 AM E.T. on February 11th. Over the last seven days, ABCC Token has traded flat against the U.S. dollar. ABCC Token has a total market cap of $0.00 and $0.00 worth of ABCC Token was traded on exchanges in the last day. One ABCC Token token can now be bought for $0.0000 or 0.00000000 BTC on exchanges.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ABCC Token (CURRENCY:AT) traded flat against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 20:00 PM ET on September 23rd. One ABCC Token token can currently be purchased for $0.0000 or 0.00000000 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. ABCC Token has a market cap of $0.00 and $0.00 worth of ABCC Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, ABCC Token has traded flat against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Atlantic Power (NYSE:AT) (TSE:ATP) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Atlantic Power earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the utilities provider an impact score of 47.4126329966204 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    AWARE (CURRENCY:AT) traded up 2.3% against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 18:00 PM E.T. on September 10th. AWARE has a market capitalization of $0.00 and $101,493.00 worth of AWARE was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, AWARE has traded 22.2% lower against the US dollar. One AWARE token can currently be bought for about $0.0038 or 0.00000060 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.(CBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    This stands in contrast to what lower-tier mall operators like CBL & Associates (NYSE:CBL) have been experiencing. CBL’s sales per square foot inched up to $377 in 2018 from $372 a year earlier (and $375 on a same-center basis).

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    This is particularly true when it comes to lower-end (“Class B” and “Class C”) mall operators like CBL & Associates (NYSE:CBL), just to name one example. CBL operates Class B and C malls in mid-sized markets, and a staggering 60% of its properties have a Sears or J.C. Penney (which isn’t in much better shape) occupying an anchor location.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    An issue of CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE:CBL) bonds rose 0.8% as a percentage of their face value during trading on Tuesday. The debt issue has a 5.95% coupon and will mature on December 15, 2026. The bonds in the issue are now trading at $84.75 and were trading at $83.87 one week ago. Price changes in a company’s bonds in credit markets often anticipate parallel changes in its stock price.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: LifePoint Health, Inc.(LPNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    LifePoint Health Inc (NASDAQ:LPNT) – Investment analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald lifted their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for LifePoint Health in a research note issued on Monday, July 30th. Cantor Fitzgerald analyst J. France now expects that the company will earn $4.65 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $4.30. Cantor Fitzgerald also issued estimates for LifePoint Health’s FY2019 earnings at $4.90 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    GSA Capital Partners LLP boosted its position in shares of LifePoint Health Inc (NASDAQ:LPNT) by 49.1% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 36,548 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 12,030 shares during the period. GSA Capital Partners LLP’s holdings in LifePoint Health were worth $1,784,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Headlines about LifePoint Health (NASDAQ:LPNT) have trended positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. LifePoint Health earned a news impact score of 0.44 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.0016583450414 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: Diana Shipping inc.(DSX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pangaea Logistics Solutions (NYSE: DSX) and Diana Shipping (NYSE:DSX) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    That helps to explain why shares of Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) and Diana Shipping (NYSE:DSX) are up 36% and 28%, respectively, since the beginning of April. Both performances easily beat the 5% return of the S&P 500 in that span. However, even the healthy gains made recently don’t come close to erasing the losses accumulated in recent years, as both shipping leaders are down over 34% in the last three-year period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Diana Shipping (NYSE: DSX) and Frontline (NYSE:FRO) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: TransUnion(TRU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) shares climbed 30.3 percent to $11.05 after climbing 34.60 percent on Thursday.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) jumped 21.2 percent to $4.9699 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.
    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) shares climbed 18.8 percent to $7.89 after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ: FFKT) gained 15.4 percent to $48.75. WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ: WSBC) announced an agreement and plan of merger with Farmers Capital Bank Corporation.
    TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) climbed 10.2 percent to $66.76 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong forecast for the second quarter. TransUnion announced plans to acquire Callcredit.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares gained 9.2 percent to $3.9299 after rising 8.11 percent on Thursday.
    Pinnacle Foods Inc (NYSE: PF) gained 8.8 percent to $60.04 after a 13-D filing from Jana Partners showed an increased stake in the comapny, from 1.42 million shares at the end of last quarter to 10.83 million shares, or a 9.3-percent stake.
    Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) shares climbed 8.8 percent to $26.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG) gained 8.5 percent to $12.80 after reporting Q1 results.
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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Eagle Asset Management Inc. increased its position in shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) by 11.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,432,827 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 144,711 shares during the period. Eagle Asset Management Inc. owned about 0.78% of TransUnion worth $81,355,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) EVP David M. Neenan sold 30,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.42, for a total value of $2,112,600.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 123,029 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,663,702.18. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Korea Electric Power (NYSE: KEP) and El Paso Electric (NYSE:EE) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of El Paso Electric (NYSE:EE) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $51.33.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch Right Now: Scudder Multi-Market Income Trust(KMM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shaker Financial Services LLC trimmed its position in shares of Scudder Multi-Market Income Trust (NYSE:KMM) by 9.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 176,961 shares of the investment management company’s stock after selling 18,837 shares during the quarter. Shaker Financial Services LLC’s holdings in Scudder Multi-Market Income Trust were worth $1,554,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shanghai Industrial (OTCMKTS:SGHIY) and FRP (NASDAQ:FRPH) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shanghai Industrial (OTCMKTS:SGHIY) and FRP (NASDAQ:FRPH) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    FRP (NASDAQ:FRPH) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Saturday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    FRP Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:FRPH) VP John D. Milton, Jr. sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $59.07, for a total value of $177,210.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 632 shares in the company, valued at approximately $37,332.24. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Redfin (NASDAQ:RDFN) was downgraded by equities research analysts at Goldman Sachs Group from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday, Marketbeat.com reports. They currently have a $20.00 target price on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group’s price objective would suggest a potential downside of 9.83% from the stock’s previous close.

Several other brokerages have also issued reports on RDFN. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Redfin from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 18th. DA Davidson assumed coverage on shares of Redfin in a report on Wednesday, April 4th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $28.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Redfin from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 15th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Redfin has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.92.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Kinder Morgan has already started to capture some of this growth. It’s working with two of the largest natural gas gathering and processing companies in the region –DCP Midstream (NYSE:DCP) and Targa Resources(NYSE:TRGP) — on the Gulf Coast Express pipeline. That $1.7 billion pipeline will have the capacity to move 1.92 BCF/D of natural gas to market centers along the Gulf when it comes online next October. It’s the first of what could be many expansion projects for the company in the region over the next several years.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The growth opportunities could be significant. Large-scale midstream companies Targa Resources (NYSE:TRGP) and Plains All American Pipelines (NYSE:PAA) currently have billions of dollars of Permian growth projects under way that will significantly increase their cash flow in the coming years. Targa Resources recently secured contracts supporting $500 million of gas gathering and processing investments in the region, which boosted its total backlog of Permian projects to $2.4 billion, or 75% of its total planned spending over the next two years. Those expansions position it to nearly double its earnings by 2021. Plains All American Pipelines, meanwhile, is investing more than 80% of its roughly $2 billion capital budget on the Permian over the next two years, and it could end up spending even more money to meet the demand for oil gathering capacity. Those expansions help position it to grow cash flow at a double-digit annual pace over the next two years. Given Oasis Midstream’s much smaller size, it has the potential to capture needle-moving growth by expanding into the Permian.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Aperio Group LLC lowered its stake in shares of Targa Resources (NYSE:TRGP) by 16.1% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 99,458 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 19,134 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in Targa Resources were worth $4,376,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top Gold Stocks To Own Right Now: El Paso Electric Company(EE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of El Paso Electric (NYSE:EE) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $51.33.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top Gold Stocks To Own Right Now: Semgroup Corporation(SEMG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Barclays PLC grew its holdings in SemGroup Corp (NYSE:SEMG) by 32.4% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 20,779 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,090 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in SemGroup were worth $444,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Lee Jackson]

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