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Top 5 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now

ICU Medical Inc (NASDAQ:ICUI) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2017. ICU Medical Inc is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of medical devices used in infusion therapy, oncology and critical care applications. Its products include needlefree connectors, nanoclave, chemoclock, chemoclave, and among others. ICU Medical Inc has a market cap of $5.05 billion; its shares were traded at around $250.80 with a P/E ratio of 75.34 and P/S ratio of 4.88. ICU Medical Inc had annual average EBITDA growth of 7.80% over the past ten years.

For the last quarter ICU Medical Inc reported a revenue of $370.1 million, compared with the revenue of $95.69 million during the same period a year ago. For the latest fiscal year the company reported a revenue of $1.3 billion, an increase of 240.7% from last year. For the last five years ICU Medical Inc had an average revenue growth rate of 24.6% a year.

The reported diluted earnings per share was $3.29 for the year, a decline of 10.1% from the previous year. Over the last five years ICU Medical Inc had an EPS growth rate of 6.7% a year. The ICU Medical Inc had an operating margin of -1.17%, compared with the operating margin of 21.86% a year before. The 10-year historical median operating margin of ICU Medical Inc is 16.70%. The profitability rank of the company is 6 (out of 10).

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Saul Centers, Inc.(BFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America purchased a new position in shares of Saul Centers, Inc. (NYSE:BFS) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 13,437 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $685,000. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America owned approximately 0.06% of Saul Centers at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Saul Centers, Inc. (NYSE:BFS) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have given a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $54.50.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 5 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: American Assets Trust, Inc.(AAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    American Assets Trust, Inc (NYSE:AAT) CEO Ernest S. Rady acquired 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, June 4th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $36.48 per share, for a total transaction of $364,800.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SG Americas Securities LLC raised its holdings in shares of American Assets Trust, Inc (NYSE:AAT) by 82.3% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 7,526 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,397 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in American Assets Trust were worth $251,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of American Assets Trust (NYSE:AAT) by 10.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 41,227 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 3,890 shares during the period. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. owned approximately 0.09% of American Assets Trust worth $1,377,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in American Assets Trust (NYSE:AAT) by 38.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 1,639,815 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 453,679 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc. owned approximately 3.47% of American Assets Trust worth $54,786,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.(TNDM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Which were the biggest winners? Tandem Diabetes Care (NASDAQ:TNDM), DexCom (NASDAQ:DXCM), and Senseonics Holdings (NYSEMKT:SENS) stocks enjoyed tremendous success during the first six months of 2018. Here’s why these are the three best diabetes stocks of 2018 so far — and if they’re still smart picks for investors.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Medtronic is the only maker of an artificial pancreas right now, butother companies are developing their own closed-loop systems, and will launch them soon. Those closest to debuting them are the privately held Bigfoot Biomedical,Insulet (NASDAQ:PODD), and Tandem Diabetes Care (NASDAQ:TNDM). Bigfoot Biomedical isusing Abbott’s Freestyle Libre, while Insulet and Tandem Diabetes are using DexCom’s CGMs.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    DexCom Inc. (NASDAQ:DXCM), Insulet (NASDAQ:PODD), and Tandem Diabetes (NASDAQ:TNDM) are working on new medical devices that could significantly improve the lives of people with diabetes. Addressing this massive market is a big opportunity, but are these stocks worth adding to your portfolio?

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Tandem Diabetes Care Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares made a solid gain early on Friday after the firm announced a key approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Currently, Medtronic is the only company marketing a closed-loop monitoring and insulin dosing system (the aforementioned MiniMed 670G), but insulin pump makers Insulet (NASDAQ:PODD) and Tandem Diabetes (NASDAQ:TNDM) are working on their own closed-loop systems and those systems are being designed for use with DexCom’s CGMs.

  • [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

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.(ETH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Avenue Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATXI) rose 29.4 percent to $5.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that its first pivotal Phase 3 trial of IV tramadol achieved the primary and key secondary endpoints.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 16.8 percent to $51.00 in pre-market trading. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) rose 9.3 percent to $5.40 in pre-market trading after falling 28.92 percent on Friday.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares rose 9 percent to $29.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 3.26 percent on Friday.
    Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE: ETH) rose 6.7 percent to $26.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.64 percent on Friday.
    Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHN) rose 5.4 percent to $3.90 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.06 percent on Friday.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) rose 5.2 percent to $34.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.38 percent on Friday.
    Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE: WAB) rose 5.1 percent to $100 in pre-market trading. General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) agreed to merge its transportation unit with Wabtec.
    Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ: RUN) shares rose 4.7 percent to $11.50 in pre-market trading.
    Nasdaq, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) shares rose 4.3 percent to $93.98 in the pre-market trading session.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares rose 4.2 percent to $33.25 in pre-market trading. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Monro, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNRO) shares rose 4 percent to $58.35 in pre-market trading as the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings and disclosed that it has acquired Free Service Tire.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) rose 3.7 percent to $19.75 in pre-market trading after falling 4.80 percent on Friday.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. grew its position in shares of Ethan Allen (NYSE:ETH) by 3.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 214,786 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 6,266 shares during the quarter. Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc.’s holdings in Ethan Allen were worth $4,929,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Globe Specialty Metals Inc.(GSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TheStreet cut shares of Ferroglobe (NASDAQ:GSM) from a c- rating to a d+ rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday.

    GSM has been the subject of a number of other reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price objective on shares of Ferroglobe from $13.50 to $15.00 and gave the company an overweight rating in a report on Wednesday, May 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ferroglobe from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, May 29th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Ferroglobe from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Tuesday, June 5th. B. Riley cut their price objective on shares of Ferroglobe from $20.00 to $18.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, May 23rd. Finally, Oppenheimer set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Ferroglobe and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Thursday, March 29th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $18.50.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Ferroglobe PLC (NYSE: GSM) got a boost, shooting up 7 percent to $12.17 following stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings.

    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) shares were also up, gaining 42 percent to $0.597 after the nano-cap specialty diagnostics company said it saw an acceleration of sales in its Pathology services in April. The company now expects to see a sequential double digit quarterly sales growth.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Monday
    Markets are cheering news that the supposed trade war between the United States and China is “on hold,” according to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Mnuchin and U.S. President Donald Trump’s top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, announced that both nations have reached an agreement, one that established a framework to help address ongoing trade imbalances between the two countries. The prices of crude oil is in focus after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro won reelection over the weekend. The election featured a very low turnout and a very large outcry that the vote was rigged. Maduro has a 75% disapproval rating and has been the face of the OPEC member’s widespread mismanagement and economic collapse. Prior to the election, a member of the Trump administration said that the United States would not recognize the authenticity of the election. The United States is considering additional sanctions on Venezuela. Today is a major day for mergers and acquisition activity. Today, Blackstone Group LP(NYSE: BX) announced plans to purchase U.S. hotel operator LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) for a whopping $3.7 billion. The deal comes at a time that the travel industry is experiencing one of the best periods in a decade. If you’re looking for a way to make money ahead of Memorial Day weekend, we show you how here.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: GOOGL, GE, MBFI, FITB
    Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) is under pressure this morning after a harsh piece aired last night on “60 Minutes.” The segment discussed the organization’s power and influence. It also featured inter

10 best stocks

U.S. equities moved lower on Monday, a consolidation after the extreme moves seen in a handful of tech stocks on Friday following key earnings reports. Small-cap stocks were hit particularly hard — a reminder of the terrible market breadth that’s been in play lately — resulting in the worst one-day decline since August.

The catalyst fell in the form of the House’s five-year corporate tax-rate cut (down 3% per year, hitting 20% in 2022) plan, on concerns about the hit to revenues. Moreover, there is fear that fighting over individual deductions — like mortgage interest deduction — could torpedo the entire effort.

In the end, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.4%, the S&P 500 lost 0.3%, the Nasdaq Composite lost a fraction and the Russell 2000 gave back 1.2%. Treasury bonds were stronger, the dollar declined, gold gained 0.5% and crude oil gained 0.5%.

Click to EnlargeREITs led the way with a 0.6% gain with tech stocks up another 0.4%. Telecom underperformed on word M&A talks between T-Mobile US Inc (NASDAQ:TMUS) and Sprint Corp (NYSE:S) have broken down, losing 1.4%. Healthcare lost 1.1%.

10 best stocks: Intersil Corporation(ISIL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Scott Rubin]

    Big gainers on the day included Intersil Corp (NASDAQ: ISIL), which jumped 20 percent on news of a buyout, and Medivation (NASDAQ: MDVN), which added 20 percent on a deal with Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) related to its cancer drug. Cotiviti Holdings Inc (NYSE: COTV) lost around 9 percent in the wake of a mid-day sell-off and Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) fell 7 percent in the wake of a management shakeup.

10 best stocks: Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc.(SC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Friday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested going long on small cap consumer financestock Santander Consumer USA Holdings (NYSE: SC):

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Height Financial Services analyst Edwin Groshans believes Credit Acceptance Corp, Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc (NYSE: SC), Ally Financial Inc (NYSE: ALLY) and Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE: COF).

10 best stocks: Arlington Asset Investment Corp(AI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    The first stock on our list today is Arlington Asset Management Corp. (NYSE: AI), which primarily acquires and holds mortgage-related assets. The company’s portfolio consists mostly of agency-backed mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and private-label, residential MBS. The best part is its massive 17.4% dividend yield.

10 best stocks: SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.(SEAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016 earnings report for troubled small capSeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE: SEAS) is scheduled for before the market opens onTuesday (February 28th) as the company still grapples with thefallout generated from the highly critical documentary Blackfish. On Tuesday, SeaWorld Entertainment reportedthat preliminary total 2016 revenues were expected to be $1.344 billion and total attendance was approximately 22.0 million guests for the year. The CEO commented:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

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    ANALYST RATINGS
    Wunderlich upgraded Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE) from Hold to Buy
    FBR Capital upgraded L Brands (NYSE: LB) from Market Perform to Outperform
    Morgan Stanley upgraded Dean Foods (NYSE: DF) from Neutral to Overweight
    Baird downgraded Patheon (NYSE: PTHN) from Outperform to Neutral
    Citigroup downgraded SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE: SEAS) from Neutral to Sell
    Goldman Sachs downgraded Macerich (NYSE: MAC) from Neutral to Sell

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  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    SeaWorld Entertainment (SEAS) has dropped 2.2% to $18.47 after getting cut to Sell from Neutral at Citigroup.

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX) has jumped 4.3% to $11.68 after activist investor ValueAct bought three million shares of the beaten-down specialty pharmaceutical company.

10 best stocks: Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.(ETH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a strong day for the stock market, as the Dow finished up nearly 100 points and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq both posted gains as well. Investors remained generally upbeat about the prospects for the U.S. economy in 2017, and a rise in crude oil prices helped lift the energy sector higher during the market session. Yet comments during a press conference from President-elect Donald Trump weighed on the healthcare sector, and some individual stocks took particularly hard hits. Among the worst performers were Perrigo (NYSE:PRGO), Novadaq Technologies (NASDAQ:NVDQ), and Ethan Allen Interiors (NYSE:ETH). Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

small stocks

The Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF may be closer to getting SEC approval.

New changes to the Bitcoin ETF have beefed up the fund’s oversight and security, two things that should improve the odds of winning Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approval.

The Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust (BATS: COIN) filed a seventh amendment to its S-1 request with the SEC to create an exchange-traded fund based on Bitcoin on Tuesday. It’s been more than three years since the initial filing, but this year significant progress has been made.

In particular, the BATS Exchange, where the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF will trade, filed for a rule change with the SEC in June to allow the creation of a derivative based on the digital currency. That filing started a clock that requires the SEC to rule one way or the other by March 2017.

small stocks: Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc(MTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Jubak, Senior Markets Editor, MoneyShow.com]

    The one currency that is running against the weak dollar tide is the Japanese yen. The yen initially climbed on the Fed’s no taper decision—rising to 97.75 on the news—but then fell all the way back to 99 yen to the dollar and finished yesterday at 99.42. (Remember that since the yen is quoted in yen to the dollar, a higher number is a sign of a weak yen and a smaller number means the yen is getting stronger.) The thinking seems to be that the recent Japanese trade deficit will push the Bank of Japan to further weaken the yen, in order to boost Japanese exports. I continue to think that the yen will finish 2013 at weaker levels than current trading, and that leads me to continue to hold positions in Japanese stocks such as Toyota Motor (TM) and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MTU). Both stocks are members of my Jubaks Picks portfolio.

small stocks: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.(PANW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) stock has rallied about 5% in May (as of this writing), thanks to fellow cybersecurity specialist FireEye’s robust first-quarter results. It appears that FireEye’s impressive full-year guidance helped to trigger a rally for Palo Alto before major cybersecurity attacks across the world lifted shares for the entire industry. All of this activity must come as a sigh of relief for Palo Alto investors after the stock sank over 20% in a single day following disappointing second-quarter results and weak guidance.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Barracuda Networks peaking in 2015 before drifting into underperformance and then back up againwhile mid cap Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ: FTNT) and large cap Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE: PANW) also peaked in 2015 and bounced back a bit last year:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE: PANW) was down, falling around 23 percent to $116.87. Palo Alto posted upbeat Q2 earnings, but sales missed expectations. The company also issued a weak forecast for the current quarter. JP Morgan downgraded Palo Alto from Overweight to Neutral, while Baird downgraded the stock from Outperform to Neutral.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) will look for redemption when it releases its second-quarter fiscal 2017 results after the bell on Feb. 28. The network security specialist had offered a weaker-than-expected outlook in its last quarterly report as some of its deals requiring “additional approvals” got pushed back.

  • [By ]

    RB: I thought wed be up more than we are on cybersecurity plays. We have 25% gains on recommendations like Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW). Were off a few percentage points on CyberArk Software (NASDAQ: CYBR).

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Last November, I compared Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) with FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) to see which one was the better play on the growing cybersecurity market. I concluded that FireEye was a slightly better pick than Palo Alto, due to its cost-cutting measures, lower valuation, and takeover potential.

small stocks: North American Energy Partners, Inc.(NOA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, energy shares slipped by 1.36 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSE: NOG), down 9 percent, and North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) (NYSE: NOA), down 6 percent.

small stocks: Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.(ETH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a strong day for the stock market, as the Dow finished up nearly 100 points and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq both posted gains as well. Investors remained generally upbeat about the prospects for the U.S. economy in 2017, and a rise in crude oil prices helped lift the energy sector higher during the market session. Yet comments during a press conference from President-elect Donald Trump weighed on the healthcare sector, and some individual stocks took particularly hard hits. Among the worst performers were Perrigo (NYSE:PRGO), Novadaq Technologies (NASDAQ:NVDQ), and Ethan Allen Interiors (NYSE:ETH). Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

small stocks: Stanley Black & Decker Inc.(SWK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Back in January, the company sold its iconic Craftsman brand to Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (NYSE: SWK) for $900 billion, although not all of it was in an upfront payment. Sears will still carry the brand in its stores, but now they must compete with other retailers to make any profit from it. And guess who else carries it now? Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN). Great for Stanley shareholders, but not so much for Sears shareholders.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    The only disappointment here is the latest moves highlight what might have been possible with the Craftsman tool brand had Sears not ended up selling it to Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK). Although there was some creative thinking involved in the way the deal was structured, giving Sears a percentage of the revenues from Craftsman sales that Stanley generates for the next few years as well as allowing it to also make and sell Craftsman tools for the next decade, it’s a shame Sears had to let the brand go.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    In January, Sears sold its iconic Craftsman tool brand to Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) for just $900 million as one of several desperate attempts to raise cash.

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Our favorite pick in the gold mining space is attempting to recreate history.

Back in March, Money Morning Executive Editor Bill Patalon told readers about a unique gold mining company that is miles ahead of its competitors: Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE: GG)

You should without a doubt not only own gold, but also own some gold miners. I believe Goldcorp is the best mining company to own right now, he said. Its past shows that it has the ability to innovate and come out stronger on the other side.

You see, in March 2000, the company launched the Goldcorp Challenge. Goldcorp put up $575,000 and essentially said Tell us where to drill.

The response was incredible.

14,000 people from all walks of life showed up from over 50 countries around the world. Physicists, students, military officers, engineers, geologists – anybody you can think of

Pundits touted the challenge as a disaster, predicting that it would expose the company to a hostile takeover but the joke was on them. Goldcorp ended up with geological and target data that it had never had access to before.

investing money: TransUnion(TRU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Ready To Shop? A highlight this coming week is Black Friday, and recent data hint that shoppers might be ready. A record 195.9 million consumers now have access to revolving credit such as bank-issued and private label credit cards, TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) said in a recent press release. This is the highest level of revolving credit access since TRU began measuring the variable and is greater than the 192.6 million consumers who had access to such credit products in Q3 2016. “The third quarter of 2017 exhibited a lending market that continued to operate in a stable manner, with consumers continuing to gain access to credit and take advantage of that access,” said Ezra Becker, senior vice president and head of research and consulting for TransUnion, in the press release. “However, we are beginning to see a slowdown in originations, which may be a signal of saturation in the lower-risk credit tiers and some pull-back in lender risk appetite in the higher-risk tiers.” Still, Becker predicted a “robust holiday shopping season.”

investing money: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.(MMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuters]

    Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
    NEW YORK — Walgreen is moving 120,000 employees to a private health insurance exchange from coverage provided directly from carriers, the company will announce Wednesday.
    The pharmacy chain will join 17 other large employers on the Aon Hewitt Corporate Health Exchange as part of a growing movement to offer employees fixed dollar amounts to purchase their own plans on such exchanges.
    The end-cost to employees depends on the plan chosen, but they typically get more options than under traditional arrangements. Private exchanges mimic the coverage mandated as part of the Affordable Care Act. Enrollment in the public exchanges starts Oct. 1.
    “What happens to employer contributions over time? Will they put in as much as they put in the past? These are unanswered questions but potential negatives,” says Paul Fronstin, a senior research associate with the Employee Benefit Research Institute. The benefit to Walgreen and other employers is unknown at this point, as their cost-savings aren’t clear.
    Of the 180,000 Walgreen (WAG) employees eligible for health care insurance, 120,000 opted for coverage for themselves and 40,000 family members. Another 60,000 employees, many of them working part-time, weren’t eligible for health insurance.
    Aon Hewitt (AON) says other participants in its program include retailer Sears Holding (SHLD) and Darden Restaurants (DRI). These new additions raise enrollment to 330,000 from 100,000 last year, and Aon Hewitt estimates enrollment will jump to 600,000 next year, a fivefold increase from 2012.
    By 2017, nearly 20 percent of employees nationwide could get their health insurance through a private exchange, according to Accenture Research (ACN). A recent report by the National Business Group on Health said that 30 percent of large employers are considering moving active employees to exchanges by 2015.

    Other major providers of private exchanges include Mercer, a division of Marsh & Mc

investing money: Unifi, Inc.(UFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) shares were also up, gaining 18 percent to $26.92 as the company announced Q3 earnings of $0.56 per share on revenue of $161.3 million.

investing money: Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.(ETH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a strong day for the stock market, as the Dow finished up nearly 100 points and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq both posted gains as well. Investors remained generally upbeat about the prospects for the U.S. economy in 2017, and a rise in crude oil prices helped lift the energy sector higher during the market session. Yet comments during a press conference from President-elect Donald Trump weighed on the healthcare sector, and some individual stocks took particularly hard hits. Among the worst performers were Perrigo (NYSE:PRGO), Novadaq Technologies (NASDAQ:NVDQ), and Ethan Allen Interiors (NYSE:ETH). Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

investing money: Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc.(ARCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Before the market opened on Monday, small cap Appliance Recycling Centers of America (NASDAQ: ARCI) reported earnings with shares surging 137.70% on extremely high volume of 13,556,238 well above theaverage volume of around 48,702 shares. However, the company only has a market cap now of around $9.65 million now meaning its still more of a microcap stock.