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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now

No matter how many warnings experts issue regarding penny stocks, people invariably find their way into this speculative arena. And that issue has become even more prominent thanks to mobile trading apps like Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD). With the ability to wager on the full spectrum of investment vehicles right at your fingertips, Robinhood is somewhat of a mixed bag.

On the one hand, let’s at least give credit where it’s due. Prior to the novel coronavirus pandemic, financial analysts bemoaned that younger people were investing at a lower rate than prior generations at their age milestones. Suddenly, with extra time on their hands and government stimulus checks in the mail, many folks started making up for lost time. However, quite a few did so through penny stocks.

That’s not to say that this segment of the market is inherently a poor choice. Many of today’s blue chips once started off as little more than a dream, with share prices reflecting this risk profile. But with patience and truckloads of good fortune, you can make a killing with penny stocks.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.(GCAP)

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. provides trading services and solutions to retail and institutional customers worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Retail, Institutional, and Futures. It specializes in over-the-counter (OTC) and exchange-traded markets. The company offers access to a range of financial products, including spot foreign exchange (forex), precious metals trading, and contracts for differences (CFD) on currencies, commodities, indices, individual equities, bonds, and interest rate products; and spread bets and OTC options on forex, as well as supports the trading of exchange-traded futures and options. It offers services to retail customers through FOREX.com and Cityindex.com, as well as through introducing brokers and white label partners. The company also provides agency execution services; and access to markets and self-directed trading in foreign exchange, commodities, equities, options, and futures to institutional customers through an electronic communications network, as well as offers touch services. In addition, it operates GTX platform, an electronic communications network that provides liquidity in spot and forward foreign exchange and precious metals to buy-side and sell-side firms, including banks, brokers, hedge funds, commodity trading advisors, and asset managers. Further, the company provides execution and risk management services for exchange-traded futures and futures options on U.S. and European futures and options exchanges. As of December 31, 2015, it had 173,738 funded retail accounts. GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP) Director Alex Goor purchased 17,434 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 27th. The shares were bought at an average price of $7.50 per share, with a total value of $130,755.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 85,980 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $644,850. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Acadian Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund bought 361,421 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,729,000.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Hatteras Financial Corp(HTS)

Hatteras Financial Corp. operates as an externally-managed mortgage real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. It invests primarily in single-family residential mortgage real estate assets, such as mortgage-backed securities (MBS), mortgage servicing rights (MSR), residential mortgage loans, and other financial assets. The companys MBS are pass-through securities comprising a pool of mortgage loans, which issued or guaranteed by the United States Government agency or by the United States Government-sponsored enterprise. It also acquires, invests in, securitizes, and manages non-agency mortgage loans; and operates as a broker-dealer. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and would not be subject to Federal income tax to the extent that it distributes 100% of its taxable income. Hatteras Financial Corp. was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Winston Salem, North Carolina.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about Hatteras Financial (NYSE:HTS) have trended positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hatteras Financial earned a news sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.8883073191268 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News articles about Hatteras Financial (NYSE:HTS) have trended positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hatteras Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.6332645118122 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: SEACOR Holdings, Inc.(CKH)

SEACOR Holdings Inc. owns, operates, invests, and markets equipment in the offshore oil and gas, shipping, and logistics industries. The companys Offshore Marine Services segment operates support vessels to deliver cargo and personnel to offshore installations; handle anchors and mooring equipment; carry and launch remote operated vehicles; and tow rigs. This segment also provides accommodations for technicians and specialists, as well as standby safety support and emergency response services; and operates lift boats supporting well intervention, work-over, decommissioning, and diving operations, as well as operates vessels used to move personnel and supplies to offshore wind farms. Its Inland River Services segment operates river transportation equipment for moving agricultural and industrial commodities, and petroleum and chemical products; and operates and invests in multi-modal terminal facilities, as well as operates barge fleeting locations; service facilities; and transshipment terminal. The companys Shipping Services segment owns product tankers for the United States coastwise trade of crude oil, petroleum, and chemical products, as well as provides harbor tugs servicing vessels docking; and invests in very large gas carriers, as well as offers liner and short-sea transportation. This segment is also involved in the terminal support and bunkering, and articulated tug and dry-bulk barge operations, as well as offers offshore tug and technical ship management services. Its Illinois Corn Processing segment produces alcohol used in the food, beverage, industrial, and petrochemical markets; dried distillers grains with solubles; and non-food grade corn oil for feedstock in biodiesel production. The companys Other segment engages in emergency and crisis, agricultural commodity trading and logistics, and lending and leasing activities, as well as industrial aviation services businesses. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    United Services Automobile Association boosted its position in shares of Seacor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CKH) by 14.7% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 172,136 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after buying an additional 21,997 shares during the period. United Services Automobile Association owned approximately 0.94% of Seacor worth $9,858,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Petron Corp (PCOR)

Petron Corporation (Petron) is a Philippines-based oil refining and marketing company. Petron’s refinery in Limay, Bataan produces a range of petroleum products. Petron operates through the Petroleum, Insurance, Leasing, Marketing, and Eliminations and Others segments. Petron sells petroleum and other related products, including gasoline, diesel and kerosene. Petron provides a range of insurance and reinsurance products. Petron leases real estate properties for petroleum, refining, storage and distribution facilities, gasoline service stations and other related structures. Petron is involved in the wholesale or retail and operation of service stations, retail outlets, restaurants and convenience stores; export sales of various petroleum and non-fuel products to other Asian countries, and sale of polypropylene resins to domestic plastic converters of yarn, film and injection molding grade plastic products. Petron sells its LPG brands Gasul and Fiesta to household and other customers. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Luis Sanchez CFA (TMFTomahawk)]

    Procore Technologies (NYSE:PCOR), a leading provider of construction management software, went public in May. In this episode of Industry Focus: Energy, Procore founder and CEO Tooey Courtemanche joins the show to share how Procore is bringing construction into the 21st century.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Cimpress N.V(CMPR)

We are a technology driven company that aggregates, via the Internet, large volumes of small, individually customized orders for a broad spectrum of print, signage, apparel and similar products. We fulfill those orders with manufacturing capabilities that include Cimpress owned and operated manufacturing facilities and a network of third-party fulfillers to create customized products for customers on-demand. We bring our products to market through a portfolio of focused brands serving the needs of micro, small and medium sized businesses, resellers and consumers. These brands include Vistaprint, our global brand for micro business marketing products and services, as well as brands that we have acquired that serve the needs of various market segments, including resellers, small and medium businesses with differentiated service needs, and consumers purchasing products for themselves and their families.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Cimpress(NASDAQ:CMPR) declined 19.6% in January, according to data fromS&P Global Market Intelligence, after the mass-customization company announced disappointing fiscal second-quarter results.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cimpress (NASDAQ:CMPR) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, January 30th. The business services provider reported $2.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.38 by ($0.21). Cimpress had a return on equity of 58.85% and a net margin of 1.67%. The company had revenue of $825.57 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $854.97 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.93 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 8.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Cimpress NV will post 3.29 EPS for the current year.

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    About Cimpress

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cimpress NV (NASDAQ:CMPR) insider Sean Edward Quinn sold 777 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $139.40, for a total transaction of $108,313.80. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Cimpress (NASDAQ:CMPR) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Tuesday morning.

    A number of other brokerages have also recently commented on CMPR. BidaskClub raised Cimpress from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 20th. Zacks Investment Research raised Cimpress from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 24th. Barrington Research reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $165.00 price target on shares of Cimpress in a research report on Tuesday, August 14th. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a hold rating and set a $155.00 price target on shares of Cimpress in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Finally, Aegis reaffirmed a sell rating and set a $114.00 price target on shares of Cimpress in a research report on Tuesday, May 8th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $142.75.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Patriot National Bancorp Inc.(PNBK)

Patriot National Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Patriot National Bank that provides consumer and commercial banking services to individuals, small and medium-sized businesses, and professionals in Connecticut and New York. It offers various consumer and commercial deposit accounts, such as checking accounts, interest-bearing NOW accounts, insured money market accounts, time certificates of deposit, savings accounts, individual retirement accounts, and health savings accounts. The company also provides commercial loans, including secured and unsecured loans to service companies, real estate developers, manufacturers, restaurants, wholesalers, retailers, and professionals, as well as to small and medium-sized businesses; personal loans, such as lines of credit, installment loans, overdraft protection, and credit cards; real estate loans, including home mortgages, home improvement loans, bridge loans, home equity loans, and lines of credit to individua ls; and commercial real estate and construction loans to area businesses and developers. In addition, it offers Internet banking, bill paying, remote deposit capture, debit card, money order, traveler?s checks, and automated teller machine services; and solicits and processes mortgage loan applications from consumers on behalf of permanent investors and originates loans for sale. As of June 20, 2011, the company operated 15 full service branches, including 12 branches in Connecticut and 3 branches in New York, as well as a loan production office in Stamford, Connecticut. Patriot National Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut. Patriot National Bancorp Inc. is a subsidiary of PNBK Holdings LLC.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Patriot National Bancorp (NASDAQ:PNBK) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Brean Capital.

    KeyCorp initiated coverage on shares of Republic Services (NYSE:RSG). KeyCorp issued a sector weight rating on the stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Patriot National Bancorp (NASDAQ:PNBK)’s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by analysts at Brean Capital in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Home BancShares, Inc.(HOMB)

Home BancShares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Centennial Bank that provides commercial and retail banking, and related financial services to businesses, real estate developers and investors, individuals, and municipalities. Its deposit products include checking, savings, and money market accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The companys loan portfolio comprises non-farm/non-residential real estate, construction/land development, residential mortgage, consumer, and commercial and industrial loans. It also provides Internet banking, mobile banking, voice response information, cash management, overdraft protection, direct deposit, safe deposit boxes, the United States savings bonds, and automatic account transfer services. Further, the company writes policies for commercial and personal lines of business, including insurance for property, casualty, life, health, and employee benefits; and offers trust services focusing primarily on personal trusts, corporate trusts, and employee benefit trusts. As of December 31, 2015, it operated through 79 branches in Arkansas, 61 branches in Florida, 6 branches in Alabama, and a loan production office in New York City. Home BancShares, Inc. is headquartered in Conway, Arkansas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tim Melvin]

    This was especially the case with Home BancShares Inc. (NASDAQ: HOMB), a regional bank based out of Conway, Arkansas.

    On a Friday afternoon back in summer 2016, I was wrapping up my work and heading out for my “ready for the weekend pizza and vino” run when I got an email from Home BancShares chairman John Allison.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    Home BancShares (NASDAQ:HOMB) is an Arkansas-based bank run by founder and chairman Johnny Allison. Founded in 1999, the company has grown, mostly via 23 acquisitions, to $15 billion in assets, with major operations in Arkansas, Florida, and Alabama, along with a branch New York City.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Aluminum Corporation of China Ltd(ACH)

Aluminum Corporation of China Limited engages in the manufacture and distribution of alumina, primary aluminum, and aluminum fabrication products in the People?s Republic of China and internationally. Its Alumina segment involves in the mining and purchasing of bauxite and other raw materials, refining of bauxite into alumina, and sale of alumina. This segment also produces and sells chemical alumina, including alumina hydroxide and alumina chemicals, and metal gallium. The company?s Primary Aluminum segment engages in smelting alumina to produce primary aluminum, principally ingots for use in general aluminum fabrication in the construction, power generation, automobile, packaging, machinery, and durable goods industries. This segment also produces and sells carbon products and aluminum alloy products. The Aluminum Fabrication segment involves in the production and sale of aluminum fabrication products, including casts, planks, screens, extrusions, forges, powder, and die castings for use in the construction, power generation, automobile, packaging, machinery, and durable goods industries. The Trading segment engages in the procurement and sale of alumina, primary aluminum, and aluminum fabrication products, as well as relevant metal products, and raw and ancillary materials. The company also engages in the manufacture and distribution of metal materials; sale of general machinery and equipment; production, acquisition, and distribution of limestone ore, aluminum magnesium ore, and related nonferrous metal products; aluminum smelting, manufacture, and distribution of nonferrous metals; and generation and supply of electricity, as well as in iron ore mining and coal mining activities. Aluminum Corporation of China Limited was founded in 2001 and is based in Beijing, China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Aluminum Corp. of China Ltd. (NYSE: ACH) was trading up over 7% at $11.88 in New York trading. The 52-week range is $9.20 to $23.54.

    Century Aluminum Co. (NASDAQ: CENX) was down 13.3% at $10.30, and it now has a new 52-week range of $10.13 to $24.77, with that low being put in on the same day.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Aluminum Corp. of China Limited (NYSE:ACH) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Aluminum Corp. of China Limited (NYSE:ACH) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: ESSA Pharma Inc.(EPIX)

ESSA Pharma, Inc. is a Canada-based clinical-stage pharmaceutical company. The Company is developing drugs that selectively block the N-terminal domain (NTD) of the androgen receptor (AR). Its segment is the development of small molecule drugs for prostate cancer. Its product candidate, EPI-506, is an oral small molecule pro-drug that blocks the NTD of the AR. The Company has initiated a Phase I/II clinical trial to determine the tolerability, maximum tolerated dose, pharmacokinetics and potential therapeutic benefits of EPI-506 in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) patients. In Phase I, the trial will evaluate the tolerability, pharmacokinetics and maximum-tolerated dose of EPI-506 in multiple-dose escalations. The Phase II portion (dose expansion) of the trial will then evaluate activity in over three patient cohorts: post-enzalutamide CRPC, post-abiraterone CRPC, and both post-enzalutamide and post-abiraterone CRPC. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Avid Bioservices (NASDAQ:CDMO) and ESSA Pharma (NASDAQ:EPIX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Safe Bulkers Inc(SB)

Safe Bulkers, Inc. provides marine drybulk transportation services worldwide. The company transports various bulk cargoes, primarily coal, grain, and iron ore. As of July 15, 2011, it had a fleet of 16 drybulk vessels, with an aggregate carrying capacity of 1,443,800 deadweight tons. The company?s fleet consists of Panamax, Kamsarmax, Post-Panamax, and Capesize class vessels, as well as 11 further contracted additional drybulk new build vessels to be delivered at various times through 2014. Safe Bulkers, Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Athens, Greece.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    Safe Bulkers, Inc. Agrees with Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry Co. Ltd. to Install Alfa Laval PureSOx Scrubbers (finance.yahoo.com) Analysts Anticipate Safe Bulkers, Inc. (SB) to Post $0.06 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Safe Bulkers Inc.: Safe Bulkers, Inc. Announces Election of Class I Directors at 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (twst.com) Critical Analysis: Dorian LPG (LPG) & Safe Bulkers (SB) (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of analysts have recently weighed in on SB shares. TheStreet cut Safe Bulkers from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Thursday. Maxim Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $6.00 price target on shares of Safe Bulkers in a research report on Monday, July 23rd. Zacks Investment Research cut Safe Bulkers from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 12th. ValuEngine upgraded Safe Bulkers from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 1st. Finally, Seaport Global Securities upgraded Safe Bulkers from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price target for the stock from $3.50 to $5.00 in a research report on Tuesday, July 31st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $3.79.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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    Safe Bulkers (SB): Moving Average Crossover Alert (finance.yahoo.com) Should Investors Have Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) In Their Porfolio After Profit Growth of 0.63922? (zeelandpress.com) Detailed Research: Economic Perspectives on Safe Bulkers, SITO Mobile, Castle Brands, Motorcar Parts of America … (nasdaq.com) Simple Rule To have an eye on These Stocks:- BioTime, Inc. (NYSE:BTX), Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB), Mettler-Toledo … (thestreetpoint.com) Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB): How is this stock valued? (cantoncaller.com)

    Several research firms have commented on SB. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Safe Bulkers from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Safe Bulkers from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday. TheStreet raised shares of Safe Bulkers from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 27th. Seaport Global Securities raised shares of Safe Bulkers from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $3.50 to $5.00 in a research report on Tuesday, July 31st. Finally, Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $6.00 target price on shares of Safe Bulkers in a research report on Monday, July 23rd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $3.79.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019

The stock market’s relentless march upward has pushed the prices of many companies higher. As investors bid up good and bad businesses alike, it can be hard to discern which companies are the best for long-term investors.

That’s especially true in the world of dividend stocks, where income-starved investors face greater temptation by the day to reach for high dividend stocks that offer juicy yields.

Fortunately, Simply Safe Dividends identified 10 super-safe dividend growth stocks that investors can rely on for secure, fast-growing income.

These companies all have very healthy Dividend Safety Scores, which measure a firm’s most important financial metrics to gauge how likely it is to cut its dividend in the future.

Let’s take a look at 10 of the safest dividend growth stocks in the market. These companies generate excellent free cash flow, maintain safe payout ratios, are committed to rewarding shareholders with healthy dividend increases and have bright long-term outlooks.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: ESSA Pharma Inc.(EPIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Avid Bioservices (NASDAQ:CDMO) and ESSA Pharma (NASDAQ:EPIX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: iShares MSCI Europe Financials Sector Index Fund(EUFN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The iShares MSCI Europe Financials ETF (NASDAQ: EUFN) is down just over 1 percent year-to-date. While it's not alarming decline by any mean, it's a broad view: a more focused look at EUFN reveals the exchange traded fund resides about 11 percent below the 52-week high it set in February.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: eBay Inc.(EBAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Payment company PayPal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) was once owned by eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY). The two operations were joined at the hip, and eBay used PayPal as its nontraditional way to spend money at the online auction site. In July 2015, eBay spun off PayPal into a new public company, but many people expected the core relationship would go on indefinitely.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) notably offers strong reach, but sellers are completely responsible for fulfillment, and most customer service responsibilities fall in their court as well. Small sellers are moving away from eBay as an alternative to Amazon, according to a recent survey from Feedvisor. 65% of Amazon merchants also sold on eBay in 2017, but that number fell to just 52% in 2018.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Broadly speaking, there are four main types of competitive advantage:

    Network effect: When a new customer joins a network, it creates additional value for all other members of that network. A classic example is eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY). As more buyers joined eBay’s network it created additional demand for goods. Sellers signed on to eBay to meet that growing demand and added even more goods to the network in the process. That attracted even more buyers to the platform. This cycle repeated itself until eBay became a premier destination to buy and sell goods online. High switching costs: If it is costly in terms of time or money to switch to a competing product, customers tend to stay loyal even in the face of price increases. A great example of this is in consumer banking. Once a person’s paycheck and bills become linked to their checking account, it becomes a large pain for them to consider switching to another bank, even if the interest rate they earn is lower or their fees are higher. This fact keeps many customers loyal to their banks for years. Low-cost producer: If a company enjoys a technological, scale, or geographic advantage that allows it to produce a good service for a lower cost than its competition, it can charge a lower price and still earn good returns. Walmart is the classic example of a company that uses its huge buying power and an ultra-efficient supply chain to sell consumers goods at a much lower price than its competition. Intangible assets: This is a catch-all category that includes things like patents, branding, trade secrets, and regulatory protection. A great example of this is Tiffany’s & Co’s use of its strong brand name to convince consumers to pay a huge premium for its jewelry.

    The best growth stocks have at least one competitive advantage working for them that will keep their profits protected from market forces.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    The behemoth claims nearly half of the market. Amazon is expected to control 49.1% of U.S. e-commerce sales in 2018, up 43.5% from the prior year, according to eMarketer. Its strong position has been fortified by Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition and rapid growth of the company’s third-party marketplace. Its e-commerce market share dwarfs that of its closest competitor, eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY), at 6.6%, while Apple and Walmart (NYSE:WMT) follow at 3.9% and 3.7%, respectively. E-commerce as an industry continues to take share from brick-and-mortar retail, with online sales in the U.S. growing about 15% per year since the recession, while overall retail growth, which includes e-commerce, has averaged just 4.3%. 

Top Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: 1st Source Corporation(SRCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    1st Source (NASDAQ:SRCE) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Thursday.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Reliv’ International Inc.(RELV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about Reliv International (NASDAQ:RELV) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Reliv International earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 46.5816094320485 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019

Safestyle UK (LON:SFE) had its price target hoisted by Liberum Capital from GBX 50 ($0.67) to GBX 60 ($0.81) in a research report released on Tuesday. Liberum Capital currently has a hold rating on the stock.

SFE stock opened at GBX 60.65 ($0.81) on Tuesday. Safestyle UK has a twelve month low of GBX 91.71 ($1.23) and a twelve month high of GBX 325 ($4.36).

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The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 9th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 14th will be issued a dividend of GBX 7.50 ($0.10) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 14th. This represents a yield of 8.72%. This is a boost from Safestyle UK’s previous dividend of $3.75.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: ESSA Pharma Inc.(EPIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Avid Bioservices (NASDAQ:CDMO) and ESSA Pharma (NASDAQ:EPIX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

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Top Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Invesco Value Municipal Income Trust(IIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    6 Meridian bought a new position in Invesco Value Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:IIM) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 62,491 shares of the investment management company’s stock, valued at approximately $883,000. 6 Meridian owned about 0.13% of Invesco Value Municipal Income Trust at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: First Choice Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (FCHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Telsey Advisory Group assumed coverage on shares of First Choice Healthcare Solutions (OTCMKTS:FCHS). Telsey Advisory Group issued a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    First Choice Healthcare Solutions (OTCMKTS: FCHS) is one of 21 public companies in the “Medical laboratories” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare First Choice Healthcare Solutions to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Choice Healthcare Solutions (OTCMKTS: FCHS) is one of 21 public companies in the “Medical laboratories” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare First Choice Healthcare Solutions to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Choice Healthcare Solutions (OTCMKTS: FCHS) is one of 21 public companies in the “Medical laboratories” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare First Choice Healthcare Solutions to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    First Choice Healthcare Solutions (OTCMKTS: FCHS) and Enzo Biochem (NYSE:ENZ) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Jabil Circuit Inc.(JBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Three Stocks to Watch Today: NKE, KORS, GE

    Shares of Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) are on the move ahead of today’s earnings report. Wall Street expects that the apparel giant will report earnings per share of $0.62 on top of $9.87 billion in revenue. Investors will be hanging on every word of the conference call as markets weigh the success of the company’s latest ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick. In addition, investors will be curious if the firm received a boost by the Tour Championship victory over the weekend by Tiger Woods, who won his first golf tournament in five years. Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: KORS) just made another huge acquisition. According to reports, it purchased the iconic Gianni Versace brand in a deal worth $2.1 billion. The deal gives Kors a gateway to the high-end European luxury market. Shares of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) are sitting at nine-year lows as the company’s power business struggles. Shares hit their lowest levels since July 13, 2009 as the firm grapples with a failed gas turbine in Texas. The turbine’s failure fueled a stock downgrade by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: GE) last week. Look for earnings reports from Carnival Corp. (NYSE: CCL), KB Home (NYSE: KBH), FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE: FDS), Jabil Inc. (NYSE: JBL), Cintas Corp. (NASDAQ: CTAS), AAR Corp. (NYSE: AIR), Neogen Corp. (NASDAQ: NEOG), and IHS Markit Ltd. (NYSE: INFO).

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  • [By Peter Graham]

    Nevertheless, a long term performance chart shows Sanmina Corp previously being an outperformer, but now falling off while potential large cap peer Flextronics International Ltd (NASDAQ: FLEX) has given a steady performance over the last two years and small cap Celestica Inc (NYSE: CLS) and mid cap Jabil Circuit, Inc (NYSE: JBL) have similar unaspiring charts:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Great West Life Assurance Co. Can reduced its holdings in shares of Jabil Inc (NYSE:JBL) by 2.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 146,625 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 4,303 shares during the period. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can owned about 0.08% of Jabil worth $4,216,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: EZCORP, Inc.(EZPW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Van Hulzen Asset Management LLC grew its stake in EZCORP Inc (NASDAQ:EZPW) by 22.1% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 24,015 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,347 shares during the quarter. Van Hulzen Asset Management LLC’s holdings in EZCORP were worth $186,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SG Americas Securities LLC increased its position in EZCorp. (NASDAQ:EZPW) by 12.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 258,988 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 27,770 shares during the quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC owned approximately 0.48% of EZCorp. worth $3,419,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    EZCORP (NASDAQ: EZPW) and Zagg (NASDAQ:ZAGG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019

Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) has been on a growth tear since opening Wynn Palace in Macau two years ago, but that’s not the end of the company’s ambitions. There’s room to expand in existing markets like Las Vegas and Macau, and new markets to conquer like Boston and Japan. 

The company’s second-quarter 2018 earnings conference call on Aug. 1 provided a lot of insight into how management is viewing growth opportunities and where it’s allocating capital for the future. 

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Macau still has room for growth

Wynn Palace is now Wynn Resorts’ best-performing property with $179.3 million of property EBITDA in the second quarter of 2018, but it isn’t as big as it can be, given 7 acres of undeveloped land adjacent to the existing site. CEO Matt Maddox stated that he has big plans for the land, with potential for another entertainment feature Wynn Resorts is known for: 

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Inogen, Inc(INGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Inogen Inc (NASDAQ:INGN) EVP Byron Myers sold 1,846 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $190.04, for a total transaction of $350,813.84. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 39,121 shares in the company, valued at $7,434,554.84. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Inogen Inc (NASDAQ:INGN) Director Heath Lukatch sold 500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $218.23, for a total value of $109,115.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 1,489 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $324,944.47. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Inogen Inc. (NASDAQ: INGN) was downgraded to Buy from Strong Buy at Needham.

    Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NBIX) was started as Overweight and assigned a $145 target price (versus a $116.93 close) at Morgan Stanley.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Friedman Industries Inc.(FRD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Farad (CURRENCY:FRD) traded 24.6% higher against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 14:00 PM E.T. on June 28th. Farad has a market capitalization of $825,559.00 and approximately $54.00 worth of Farad was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, Farad has traded up 3.4% against the dollar. One Farad token can currently be bought for about $0.0061 or 0.00000100 BTC on exchanges.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Friedman Industries (NYSEAMERICAN:FRD) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The company reported $0.51 earnings per share for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $48.19 million for the quarter. Friedman Industries had a return on equity of 2.05% and a net margin of 1.19%.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Star Bulk Carriers Corp.(SBLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Star Bulk Carriers (NASDAQ:SBLK) had its price target boosted by Morgan Stanley from $14.00 to $15.00 in a report issued on Wednesday morning. Morgan Stanley currently has an overweight rating on the shipping company’s stock.

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: CHS Inc(CHSCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about CHS Inc Preferred Shares Class B (NASDAQ:CHSCO) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CHS Inc Preferred Shares Class B earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 45.8637910025833 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.(TNDM)

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  • [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

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Anika Therapeutics (NASDAQ: TNDM) and Tandem Diabetes Care (NASDAQ:TNDM) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Tandem Diabetes Care Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) was raised to Neutral from Underperform with a $45 price objective (versus a $38.61 close) at Merrill Lynch.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Shares of Tandem Diabetes Care (NASDAQ:TNDM) were 10.9% higher as of 2:42 p.m. EDT on Thursday. Investors continued to drive up the insulin-pump maker’s stock following Tandem’s second-quarter update on Monday after the market closed. Tandem’s share price has risen more than 27% since the company announced its Q2 results.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) jumped 43.3 percent to $0.5447 after the micro-cap specialty diagnostics company reported preliminary first-quarter results. The company said its first quarter revenue rose 286 percent from the same quarter a year ago to $712,000.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) gained 34.5 percent to $4.52 after the company announced it would proceed with Phase 3 development of GR-MD-02 for NASH Cirrhosis following the FDA meeting.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) shares rose 21.9 percent to $8.1063.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16 percent to $15.65.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares jumped 15.5 percent to $3.6263 after the company disclosed that its application for Medicare codes received favorable preliminary decision.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) rose 13.7 percent to $10.12.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 13.7 percent to $4.6743.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares gained 12.2 percent to $35.34 as optical sector is seeing strength following President Trump's announcement that he would work with China related to ZTE Corp.
    Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) shares rose 11.3 percent to $35.17. Jefferies upgraded Tailored Brands from Hold to Buy.
    Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ: KONA) jumped 10.6 percent to $2.875.
    Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ: FNHC) shares rose 10.6 percent to $20.29. Raymond James upgraded Federated National Holding from Outperform to Strong Buy.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) climbed 10.2 percent to $15.15. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) shares climbed 10.1 percent to $3.16. Stein Mart is expected to release Q1 earnings on May 23.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 9.7 percent to $108.60 after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restar
  • [By Todd Campbell]

    It’s not just drugmakers that are disrupting the massive diabetes market. Medical device makers are also developing new approaches that can help diabetics better control their disease. From medtech Goliaths Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) and Abbott Labs (NYSE:ABT) to small pure plays Dexcom (NASDAQ:DXCM), Insulet Corp. (NASDAQ:PODD), and Tandem Diabetes Care (NASDAQ:TNDM), we’ve got you covered.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: ESSA Pharma Inc.(EPIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    Avid Bioservices (NASDAQ:CDMO) and ESSA Pharma (NASDAQ:EPIX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Fortive Corporation (FTV)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Caption Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Fortive Corp (NYSE:FTV) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 18,000 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,388,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Fortive Corp (NYSE:FTV) shares hit a new 52-week high during trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $87.72 and last traded at $87.43, with a volume of 180580 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $87.03.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Geneva Partners LLC lowered its position in Fortive Corp (NYSE:FTV) by 71.2% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 10,270 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 25,357 shares during the quarter. Geneva Partners LLC’s holdings in Fortive were worth $792,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fortive Corp (NYSE:FTV) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the fourteen brokerages that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $81.00.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: I.D. Systems, Inc.(IDSY)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    I.D. Systems, Inc. (IDSY) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $12.32 Million (americanbankingnews.com) I.D. Systems, Inc. (IDSY) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.01 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) I.D. Systems integrates Keytroller, forms PowerFleet division (mmh.com) I.D. Systems Integrates Keytroller and Forms PowerFleet® Division Focused on Industrial Truck Management Systems (finance.yahoo.com)

    Several analysts have commented on IDSY shares. National Securities started coverage on shares of I.D. Systems in a research note on Monday, August 27th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $8.60 price target on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of I.D. Systems from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of I.D. Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 15th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.32.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    xG Technology (NASDAQ: XGTI) and I.D. Systems (NASDAQ:IDSY) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, profitability and dividends.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Liberty Tax, Inc.(TAX)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Acacia Research (NASDAQ: ACTG) and Liberty Tax (NASDAQ:TAX) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: TrueBlue Inc.(TBI)

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    Trueblue (NYSE: TBI) is one of 23 public companies in the “Help supply services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Trueblue to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Trueblue (NYSE:TBI) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Trueblue earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 45.3296498009881 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Trueblue Inc (NYSE:TBI) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and three have assigned a hold recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $27.50.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. lifted its holdings in Trueblue Inc (NYSE:TBI) by 18.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 30,550 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,700 shares during the period. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd.’s holdings in Trueblue were worth $823,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now

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Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: The Middleby Corporation(MIDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a strong day on Wall Street, and major benchmarks posted solid gains of around 1%. Market participants were generally happy about oil prices moving back into the $70s, hoping for a rebound in hard-hit areas of the country that had taken advantage of the triple-digit oil prices of the early 2010s by dramatically ramping up production of shale plays and similar opportunities. Yet even with the generally favorable mood, some stocks weren’t able to join the rally. Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC), Weibo (NASDAQ:WB), and Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment of the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill asks Fool analysts Jason Moser, Andy Cross, and Ron Gross to tell us about the companies they have their eyes on this week and why: Titan International(NYSE:TWI), Middleby(NASDAQ:MIDD), and Idexx Laboratories(NASDAQ:IDXX).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Middleby (NASDAQ: MIDD) and Tennant (NYSE:TNC) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Jane Street Group LLC decreased its position in shares of Middleby Corp (NASDAQ:MIDD) by 83.7% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 7,578 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 39,022 shares during the period. Jane Street Group LLC’s holdings in Middleby were worth $938,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD) has been a big player in the kitchen equipment industry for a long time. Yet despite moves intended to grow its business and expand more aggressively into the consumer appliance space, Middleby hasn’t been able to make much progress for shareholders since mid-2015. The moves Middleby initiated back then in response to challenging conditions have taken a lot of effort, but the results haven’t been as clear as many would have liked.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: ESSA Pharma Inc.(EPIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Sun Hydraulics Corporation(SNHY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Northern Trust Corp raised its stake in shares of Sun Hydraulics Co. (NASDAQ:SNHY) by 15.4% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 347,661 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 46,351 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp’s holdings in Sun Hydraulics were worth $18,620,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sun Hydraulics Co. (NASDAQ:SNHY) major shareholder Robert C. Koski sold 1,000 shares of Sun Hydraulics stock in a transaction on Monday, May 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.68, for a total transaction of $50,680.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    When Sun Hydraulics Corporation (NASDAQ:SNHY) reported its first-quarter 2018 numbers on May 7, the one thing that stood out in the earnings report was its top-line growth. Strong demand for industrial valves and electronics instrumentation combined with Sun Hydraulics’ opportunistic growth moves encouraged the company to upgrade its full-year sales outlook.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sun Hydraulics Co. (NASDAQ:SNHY) major shareholder Robert C. Koski sold 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.94, for a total value of $50,940.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Large shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc.(SMBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Keefe, Bruyette & Woods initiated coverage on shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. The brokerage issued a market perform rating on the savings and loans company’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) and Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ: SMBC) and First Connecticut Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Innoviva, Inc. (INVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]

    With this in mind, we asked three Motley Fool investors to name one healthcare stock that’s tops on their list for the month of June. These three mid-cap stocks made the cut: royalty drug company Innoviva (NASDAQ:INVA), mental illness treatment center operator Acadia Healthcare (NASDAQ:ACHC), and health savings account provider HealthEquity (NASDAQ:HQY).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Sean Williams]

    Lastly, there’s Innoviva (NASDAQ:INVA), which isn’t a traditional drug stock, per se. Innoviva is a royalty company that’s currently reaping benefits from a group of long-lasting COPD and asthma medications that were developed in cooperation with GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK). You know these medicines today as Breo Ellipta and Anoro Ellipta, to name a few.