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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019

Gaming companies aren’t differentiated by the table games they offer, what slot machines they have, or even what comps they give to players. If you think about it, casino games themselves are pretty similar whether you’re in Iowa or Macau. 

What differentiates gaming companies today are the resorts they build and where those resorts are located. Put a megaresort on the desolate north end of the Las Vegas Strip, and you might go bankrupt before it’s completed (see Echelon, Las Vegas Plaza, and Fontainebleau), but if you’re building a multi-billion dollar resort in Macau or Singapore, it’s almost impossible to lose money. No company has better locations than Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS), which is why it’s one of the most profitable companies in gaming. Here’s where the company’s money comes from. 

Image source: Las Vegas Sands.

Where Las Vegas Sands’ cash comes from

Revenue isn’t a great way to measure a gaming company’s success, so investors should look at the cash flow coming from gaming resorts. The best measure of cash flow for a gaming company is property EBITDA, or earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization. The biggest investment a gaming company makes is building the resort itself, so once the resort is built, it’s appropriate to measure ongoing cash flow, something EBITDA does better than net income. 

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Retirement Planning Group reduced its stake in SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) by 5.6% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 4,451 shares of the company’s stock after selling 264 shares during the quarter. SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF makes up approximately 0.3% of Retirement Planning Group’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 20th biggest position. Retirement Planning Group’s holdings in SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF were worth $1,171,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Based on the data above, if you were to buy into the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEMKT:SPY) and hang on for a long period of time, you should net a handsome return on your initial investment. Again, while nothing can ever be 100% guaranteed with the stock market, long-term investors who bet on the S&P 500 via the SPDR S&P 500 ETF have a perfect batting average over the long run.  

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    The Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF (OTC: HMLSF) tumbled 1.7 percent over the five days of the week, while the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (NYSE: MJ) lost 1.8 percent. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) gained 0.3 percent.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    HL Financial Services LLC boosted its position in shares of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY) by 3.7% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 43,895 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,569 shares during the period. HL Financial Services LLC’s holdings in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust were worth $11,907,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: National Commerce Corporation(NCOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its holdings in shares of National Commerce Corp (NASDAQ:NCOM) by 0.8% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 223,067 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,798 shares during the quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company owned 1.29% of National Commerce worth $9,714,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Citigroup Inc. trimmed its holdings in shares of National Commerce Corp (NASDAQ:NCOM) by 44.5% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 2,703 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 2,171 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc.’s holdings in National Commerce were worth $118,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    National Commerce (NASDAQ:NCOM) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of National Commerce (NASDAQ:NCOM) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report released on Thursday.

    NCOM has been the subject of several other reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of National Commerce from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report on Thursday, May 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of National Commerce from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $53.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, June 27th. Finally, Stephens reiterated a hold rating and set a $48.00 target price on shares of National Commerce in a research report on Thursday, July 26th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a hold rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $48.67.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: TAL International Group Inc.(TAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    We’ve tested our system going back five years, and it’s shown the power to unlock opportunities like TAL Education Group (NYSE: TAL), which has returned gains of 2,573% over the last five years.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL)’s share price gapped up before the market opened on Friday . The stock had previously closed at $25.12, but opened at $26.04. TAL Education Group shares last traded at $26.98, with a volume of 10211680 shares changing hands.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tarena International (NASDAQ: TEDU) and TAL Education (NYSE:TAL) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: FLIR Systems, Inc.(FLIR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    FLIR Systems (NASDAQ:FLIR) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “FLIR Systems gross margins remain vulnerable to a host of factors, including product mix changes and manufacturing cost absorption. Also, high manufacturing cost absorption is likely to restrict the company’s growth. Moreover, factors like imposition of governmental controls and restrictions on export of technology remain concerns. Poor economic conditions across FLIR Systems’ key operating regions may hamper capital investment and consumer spending, thereby weighing on the company’s profitability. Moreover, the company’s lead time for licensing the orders have increased, resulting in a lengthy order acceptance period, which is likely to hurt the top line. However, it enjoys a strong top-line growth, driven by impressive performance across most of its segments. In the past six months, FLIR Systems’ shares have outperformed compared with the industry average.”

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Macquarie Group Ltd. lessened its stake in shares of FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) by 15.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 134,897 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 24,674 shares during the quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. owned 0.10% of FLIR Systems worth $7,010,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Anixter International Inc.(AXE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Strs Ohio boosted its position in Anixter International Inc. (NYSE:AXE) by 15.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 18,700 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,500 shares during the period. Strs Ohio’s holdings in Anixter International were worth $1,183,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TheStreet upgraded shares of Anixter International (NYSE:AXE) from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research report released on Wednesday morning.

    Several other brokerages have also recently issued reports on AXE. Zacks Investment Research raised Anixter International from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Monday, December 3rd. ValuEngine downgraded Anixter International from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 30th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co cut their target price on Anixter International from $70.00 to $60.00 and set a market perform rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, December 21st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $70.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TheStreet upgraded shares of Anixter International (NYSE:AXE) from a c+ rating to a b rating in a report issued on Wednesday morning.

    Several other equities analysts also recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Anixter International from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Anixter International from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 25th. Finally, Longbow Research upgraded shares of Anixter International from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research note on Friday, July 20th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. Anixter International has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $85.50.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.(EGLE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of Eagle Bulk Shipping (NASDAQ: EGLE) in the last few weeks:

    7/2/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. 6/28/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. 6/18/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping is now covered by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $6.50 price target on the stock. 6/18/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping is now covered by analysts at DNB Markets. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. 6/12/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. 6/2/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. 6/2/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. 5/29/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping is now covered by analysts at Evercore ISI. They set an “outperform” rating and a $7.50 price target on the stock. 5/15/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Eagle Bulk Shipping is the largest U.S. based owner of Handymax dry bulk vessels. Handymax dry bulk vessels range in size from 35,000 to 60,000 deadweight tons, or dwt, and transport a broad range of major and minor bulk cargoes, including iron ore, coal, grain, cement and fertilizer, along worldwide shipping routes. “ 5/9/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Maxim Group. They now have a $6.00 price target on the

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: AmerisourceBergen Corporation (Holding Co)(ABC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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    Stocks that Will Always Try to Do the Right Things: AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC), Republic Services, Inc. (RSG) (nmsunews.com) Fortune’s 5 most influential pharmaceutical distributors and PBMs (beckershospitalreview.com) Analyzing CVS Health and Walgreens’ Acquisitions (finance.yahoo.com) US Bioservices Collaborates with MedImpact Direct to Support Hemophilia Patients (businesswire.com) Add Bucks County to list of those suing opioid manufacturers, distributors (finance.yahoo.com)

    NYSE ABC opened at $82.14 on Friday. AmerisourceBergen has a fifty-two week low of $71.90 and a fifty-two week high of $106.27. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.38, a quick ratio of 0.48 and a current ratio of 0.94. The stock has a market cap of $18.15 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.97, a P/E/G ratio of 1.25 and a beta of 1.04.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Alphabit (CURRENCY:ABC) traded flat against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM ET on September 27th. One Alphabit token can currently be bought for $21.82 or 0.00335774 BTC on popular exchanges. Alphabit has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Alphabit was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last seven days, Alphabit has traded down 5.9% against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was AmerisourceBergen Corp. (NYSE: ABC) which fell about 5% to $84.13. The stock’s 52-week range is $71.90 to $106.27. Volume was about 2.4 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.3 million.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AmerisourceBergen Corp. (NYSE:ABC) insider Robert P. Mauch sold 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.00, for a total value of $90,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AmerisourceBergen Corp. (NYSE:ABC) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the twenty ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $103.07.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    AmerisourceBergen Corp. (NYSE: ABC) traded down 6.3%, at $84.16 in a 52-week range of $71.90 to $106.27. The company’s market cap has dipped by about $1.2 billion.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Century Aluminum Company(CENX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Century Aluminum (CENX)

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of aluminum producers Century Aluminum Co. (NASDAQ:CENX) and Alcoa Corp. (NYSE:AA) tumbled on Thursday, falling more than 10% and 13%, respectively, by 2:30 p.m. EDT. Driving the decline was Alcoa’s second-quarter earnings report, which detailed a “significant” impact from aluminum tariffs instituted this year.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of Century Aluminum (NASDAQ:CENX) are off 9.7% as of 11 a.m. EDT despite the company reporting a sizable earnings “beat” this morning. Instead of posting expected pro forma losses of $0.23 per share for its fiscal first-quarter 2018, its loss for the quarter was less than $0.01 per share ($0.04 after adjusting for one-time items).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Millennium Management LLC lessened its position in shares of Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ:CENX) by 14.3% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 368,301 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 61,428 shares during the period. Millennium Management LLC owned about 0.42% of Century Aluminum worth $5,801,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Yet the price boost from tariffs has not led to the outcome most would expect. Since the announcement of the tariffs, shares of aluminum producers Alcoa (NYSE:AA) and Century Aluminum (NASDAQ:CENX), and steel producers United States Steel (NYSE:X) and AK Steel Holding (NYSE:AKS) are all down more than 16%. Let’s take a look at why the Trump tariff hasn’t been the salve for each of these steel and aluminum stocks. 

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Daily Journal Corp. (S.C.)(DJCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Daily Journal (NASDAQ:DJCO) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Tuesday.

    Separately, TheStreet raised shares of Daily Journal from a c- rating to a b rating in a report on Monday, February 12th.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2019: Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS) (NYSE:BNS) insider Andrew Branion sold 332 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$74.49, for a total value of C$24,730.68.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS)Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay 29, 2018, 8:00 a.m. ET

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

    Adam Borgatti — Vice President, Investor Relations

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE: BAH) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $1.67 billion.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.5 per share on revenue of $396.17 million.
    Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ: LABL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.06 per share on revenue of $424.96 million.
    American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.15 per share on revenue of $382.4 million.
    The Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE: BNS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $5.46 billion.
    Jianpu Technology Inc. (NYSE: JT) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $47.51 million.
    Trans World Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: TWMC) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (NYSE: WMS) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $249.44 million.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.48 per share on revenue of $5.73 million.
    Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) is projected to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ: EVGN) is expected to report earnings for its first quarter.

     

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS) (NYSE:BNS) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the thirteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is C$88.62.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) (TSE:BNS) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the eleven ratings firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $94.00.

Best Stocks For 2019

Excitement junkies, this could be your day.

After a breathless night of POTUS tax reveals, weve got the outcome of the Federal Reserve meeting and the Dutch election headed our way.

The S&P 500 market rally is still in another consolidation phase, notes Randy Frederick of the Schwab Center for Financial Research. With a number of potential catalysts on the calendar this week, the probability of a volatility spike and a breakout (to the upside or downside) has increased again, he says.

Best Stocks For 2019: FLIR Systems, Inc.(FLIR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR) and Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN) are both aerospace companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on FLIR Systems (FLIR)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on FLIR Systems (FLIR)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    FLIR Systems (NASDAQ:FLIR) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “FLIR Systems gross margins remain vulnerable to a host of factors, including product mix changes and manufacturing cost absorption. Also, high manufacturing cost absorption is likely to restrict the company’s growth. Moreover, factors like imposition of governmental controls and restrictions on export of technology remain concerns. Poor economic conditions across FLIR Systems’ key operating regions may hamper capital investment and consumer spending, thereby weighing on the company’s profitability. Moreover, the company’s lead time for licensing the orders have increased, resulting in a lengthy order acceptance period, which is likely to hurt the top line. However, it enjoys a strong top-line growth, driven by impressive performance across most of its segments. In the past six months, FLIR Systems’ shares have outperformed compared with the industry average.”

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on FLIR Systems (FLIR)

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Best Stocks For 2019: DigitalGlobe, Inc(DGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

Best Stocks For 2019: Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd(AAV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Advantage Oil & Gas (NYSE:AAV) (TSE:AAV) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The oil and gas company reported $0.04 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by ($0.03), MarketWatch Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $58.07 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $62.09 million. Advantage Oil & Gas had a net margin of 39.22% and a return on equity of 2.98%.

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Twitter stock looks like it is only headed lower in the coming months. Here are 3 reasons why you might want to exit TWTR stock.
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Shares of San Francisco, California-based Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR)have had a tough time this year, falling by close to 12%, even as a host of tech names have enjoyed a great run. While the consistent decline in the stock price in recent times may seem like an opportunity to enter the stock, investors could be better off exiting TWTR stock on any rebound. Unless you have a huge risk appetite and are betting on an acquisition, buying now or continuing to hold stock may not make a lot of sense. Here are 3 reasons why you might want to sell TWTR shares completely.

investment stocks: FLIR Systems, Inc.(FLIR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small cap homeland security and screening stocks like FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR), OSI Systems (NASDAQ: OSIS),Varex Imaging Corp (NASDAQ: VREX) and Patriot One Technologies (OTCQB: PTOTF) stand to benefit fromTrumps focus on border andinternal security in general. Heres what you need to know about all four:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Oregon based small cap FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR) was founded in 1978 as a world-leading maker of sensor systems that enhance perception and heighten awareness, helping to save lives, improve productivity, and protect the environment. Through its nearly 3,500 employees, the Company’s vision is to be “The World’s Sixth Sense” by leveraging thermal imaging and adjacent technologies to provide innovative, intelligent solutions for security and surveillance, environmental and condition monitoring, outdoor recreation, machine vision, navigation, and advanced threat detection.

  • [By Teresa Rivas]

    Flir Systems(FLIR) was the biggest loser in the S&P 500 on Tuesday, but the stock recouped all its losses Wednesday, and then some.

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    Flir Systems gained $2.78, or 8.1%, to close at $36.93.

    The company’sdisappointing fourth-quarter earnings report was forgotten when it announced that the U.S. Coast Guard awarded it a $50 million contract. Flir will provide marine electronics systems for more than 2,000 Coast Guard vessels for its Scalable Integrated Navigation Systems 2 (SINS-2) program over a five-year period, with the option for extended delivery for an additional five years.

    Even before the news, Imperial Capital’sEd Mally was bullish on the stock’s prospects, who raised his price target on the stock by $2, to $38:

    Although we believe that some may still consider Flir as just a premier provider of very high-end cameras in the bellies of Bell Helicopters or border towers in a lumpy government sector, this 35-year-old company is a global leader in thousands of infrared detector cores and thermography equipment markets and also provides lower priced products to commercial and consumer security customers as well as other customers.

    Flir is up 2% so far this year.

    Coty(COTY) was the hottest stock in the S&P 500 yesterday.

investment stocks: TeleNav Inc.(TNAV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Telenav Inc (NASDAQ: TNAV) shares were also up, gaining 16 percent to $8.15 after the company reported the settlement of patent lawsuit. The company projects Q2 revenue of $51 million to $52 million and loss of $0.30 per share to $0.28 per share.

investment stocks: LendingClub Corporation(LC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    LendingClub Corp (NYSE: LC) shares dropped 14 percent to $3.66 following weak Q4 and FY18 guidance.

    Shares of Duluth Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: DLTH) were down 16 percent to $16.20 after the company posted downbeat Q3 results.

  • [By Mark Balson]

    Lending Club’s (LC) acting CEO Scott Sanborn replies to company’s investors and assures that company is in strong financial position and enough cash flow in balance sheet. “Cash and securities amount to $868 million.” He replies.

    Scott Sanborn also ensured company’s investors through e-mail who buys company’s loans, “We plan to be around for many years.”

    But as per company’s website Leading Club’s loan investors, “May not receive full amount, if it goes out of business.” Or could see delayed payments. 

investment stocks: BioLineRx Ltd.(BLRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Friday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap clinical-stage biopharmaceutical stockBioline RX Ltd (NASDAQ: BLRX) as a speculative buy:

  • [By William Romov]

    Currently trading at $1.09 per share, BioLine Rx Ltd. (Nasdaq: BLRX) develops a broad range of drug candidates to treat cancer, liver fibrosis, and even dry eye syndrome.

investment stocks: Retail Properties of America, Inc.(RPAI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ant贸nio Costa]

    Retail Properties of America Inc (NYSE: RPAI) has been in an impressive rebound since the lows of August and the stock price action continues to become Bullish. However, RPAI has run into the downtrend line resistance again and this could lead to a brief period of sideways consolidation or price correction from current levels. On watch.

investment stocks: Fortive Corporation (FTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Fortive Corp. (NYSE: FTV) was started as Sector Perform at RBC Capital Markets.

    Herman Miller Inc. (NASDAQ: MLHR) was raised to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Last year at this time, we said we can only hope for a bit more growth, and at least bottoming for many of those stubborn energy/commodity/industrial end markets, less FX headwind, pricing support and cost reduction plus smart capital deployment, be it M&A, Capex, and/or buybacks/dividends that might actually lead to stock outperformance. In fact, we did get a bit more growth and many of the stubborn end markets appear to have bottomed, while most of those other items also did play out. The stocks under our coverage outperformed the S&P (which was up >10% itself) by more than 14% on average, led byIngersoll-Rand (+37%),Rockwell Automation (+31%),Eaton (+30%) and Fortive (FTV) (+26%) with Allegion (ALLE) (-2%) andGeneral Electric (+2%) the worst performing.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018

As the end of the year nears, companies will start to report their end of the year numbers giving investors the opportunity to find value for their portfolios in 2017. Earlier this week, Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) released its numbers for the fourth quarter of its 2016 fiscal year. The machinery company, with market capitalization of just under $6.00 billion, specializes in a variety of manufacturing technologies across its segments, Adhesive Dispensing Systems, Advanced Technology Systems, and Industrial Coating Systems. After its fourth quarter earnings report, NDSN may have proven that it has the right value for a long-term play in an overbought market.

According to prices on December 14th, NDSN is up almost 80 percent year to date compared to the S&P 500 ETF’s (NYSEARCA:SPY) gain of about 14 percent. The stock has made a bullish run off of three solid earnings reports earlier in 2016, each boosting share prices by about 10 percent. As a mid-cap stock, it’s proven to be a more worthy growth stock as well, outperforming the S&P Mid-cap 400 which has grown by just over 20 percent this year. Currently, the stock is trading at all-time highs caused by bullish momentum from the so called “Trump Rally.” Another rally spurred by the recent earnings numbers could push NDSN even higher as investors opt for a position in the machinery company. How solid is this company? And do the fundamentals justify the technical strength the stock is showing?

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Siebert Financial Corp.(SIEB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Tuesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting small cap discount brokerageSiebert Financial Corp (NASDAQ: SIEB):

    Siebert Financial has been on our watchlist for a while, overbought and toying with the idea of a pullback. We’re finally starting to see evidence that the weight of the gain is taking a toll. We’ve seen a string of lower highs following the last bullish gasp from the 9th. We’re going to assume that was the pivot point. (It has been so far, anyway.)

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    William may be right about a sell-off in stocks… in the cryptocurrency space. Over the last week, companies that have billed themselves as blockchain-focused saw their stocks surge. One firm – Long Island Iced Tea changed its name to Long Island Blockchain and watched its stock surge more than triple digits. But today, firms with this exposure are cratering. MGT Capital Investments Inc. (OTCMKTS: MGTI), Long Island Iced Tea Corp. (Nasdaq: LTEA), Riot Blockchain Inc. (Nasdaq: RIOT), and Siebert Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: SIEB) all fell by more than 12% Friday.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Siebert Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: SIEB) shares shot up 61 percent to $8.30 following news it will offer deeply discounted online trading of U.S. equities next year.

  • [By Cameron Saucier]

    Siebert (Nasdaq: SIEB) is a holding company that has a retail discount brokerage business through its subsidiary, Muriel Siebert & Co. SIEB rose 60% last month after it announced a purchasing agreement with Kennedy Cabot Acquisition. Under the agreement, Kennedy Cabot will purchase shares of SIEB. SIEB is currently trading at $3.37 per share and is up 157% YOY.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Nestl茅 S.A. (NSRGF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    In sum, the three companies are equally valued at generous multiples. It is difficult to choose one of them based on fundamentals or valuations, but we like the strategy of Nestl茅 and P&G more than Unilever. Therefore, we recommend investing in these companies only if someone is interested in a limited but relatively safe upside potential. Good entry prices would be as follows: Nestl茅 (OTCPK:NSRGF) at CHF 70.1 or $70.1 for the ADR , P&G at $83.6 and Unilever (OTC:UNLVF) at 34.1 or $38 for the ADR (NYSE:UN).

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    A recently updated map from HowMuch.net ranking the world’s most valuable brands by country in 2017 shows that Apple Inc. (AAPL) lost its spot as the US’s most valuable brand. Of these, the top 10 most valuable brands with shares or ADRs traded in the US are:

    US-based search engine and Google parent Alphabet Inc (GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Swiss food giant Nestle (OTCPK:NSRGF) Korea’s Samsung Electronics (OTC:SSNLF) – part of a larger group of Samsung brands China’s (and the world’s) largest bank ICBC (OTCPK:IDCBF) Japanese automaker Toyota (TM) Irish medical equipment maker Medtronic (MDT) Royal Dutch Shell, the oil company (RDS.A) Royal Bank of Canada (RY) Spanish bank Santander (SAN), and Hong Kong-based insurer AIA (OTCPK:AAGIY)

    In 11th and 12 place, by market cap, are British telecom Vodafone Plc (VOD) and German automaker BMW (OTCPK:BMWYY), whose brands are valued at 2-4x AIA’s according the map, but whose market caps trade at significantly lower multiples in the current market environment.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Sohu.com Inc.(SOHU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sohu.com Inc (NASDAQ: SOHU) shares were also up, gaining 14 percent to $57.89. Sohu.com reported a Q2 loss of $1.85 per share on revenue of $461.168 million.

  • [By R. Chandrasekaran]

    The following stocks are rated Underweight:

    Baidu. Sohu.com Inc (NASDAQ: SOHU).

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  • [By Belinda Cao]

    Sohu.com Inc. (SOHU), which sold a stake in its search unit to Tencent Holdings Ltd. (700), advanced 11 percent for the week to $72.06. It retreated 5.9 percent Sept. 20. Tencent, Chinas biggest Internet company by market value, paid $448 million for a 36.5 percent stake in Sohus Sogou unit last week and merge its own search service with Sogou.

  • [By Matthew Smith]

    Shares in Sohu.com (SOHU) continued their rapid rise, hitting yet another fresh 52-week high during the session, as the company announced the special dividend from Sohou yesterday (press release located here). Sohu.com will receive nearly $161.2 million in the transaction which is part of the overall $400 million deal with Tencent (TCEHY.PK) which was announced not too long ago. These are exciting times in the internet space as we move from computers to mobile devices, but China’s internet landscape looks like the ‘Wild West’ right now and we expect to see further deals as companies jockey for position in their respective niches and consolidation begins as the larger players look to step up growth and gain exposure to new business segments.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Sogou is Baidu’s biggest rival when it comes to mobile search engine market share. The app is owned by Sohu.com Inc (NASDAQ: SOHU), and its position as second fiddle to Baidu makes it most similar to Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT)’s Bing.

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    Sohu.com (SOHU) is a Chinese online media, search, gaming, community and mobile service group. This stock closed up 7.5% to $69.61 in Monday’s trading session.

    Monday’s Volume: 4.90 million

    Three-Month Average Volume: 1.01 million

    Volume % Change: 351%

    From a technical perspective, SOHU ripped sharply higher here with heavy upside volume. This move pushed shares of SOHU into breakout territory, since the stock took out some near-term overhead resistance at $67.80. Shares of SOHU are now quickly moving within range of triggering another breakout trade. That trade will hit if SOHU manages to take out Monday’s high of $69.71 to its 52-week high at $70.63 with high volume.

    Traders should now look for long-biased trades in SOHU as long as it’s trending above Monday’s low of $66.95 or above that first breakout level of $67.80 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 1.01 million shares. If that breakout hits soon, then SOHU will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $75 to $80.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: FLIR Systems, Inc.(FLIR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Oregon based small cap FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR) was founded in 1978 as a world-leading maker of sensor systems that enhance perception and heighten awareness, helping to save lives, improve productivity, and protect the environment. Through its nearly 3,500 employees, the Company’s vision is to be “The World’s Sixth Sense” by leveraging thermal imaging and adjacent technologies to provide innovative, intelligent solutions for security and surveillance, environmental and condition monitoring, outdoor recreation, machine vision, navigation, and advanced threat detection.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small cap homeland security and screening stocks like FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR), OSI Systems (NASDAQ: OSIS),Varex Imaging Corp (NASDAQ: VREX) and Patriot One Technologies (OTCQB: PTOTF) stand to benefit fromTrumps focus on border andinternal security in general. Heres what you need to know about all four:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Oregon based small cap FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR) was founded in 1978 as a world-leading maker of sensor systems that enhance perception and heighten awareness, helping to save lives, improve productivity, and protect the environment. Through its nearly 3,500 employees, the Company’s vision is to be “The World’s Sixth Sense” by leveraging thermal imaging and adjacent technologies to provide innovative, intelligent solutions for security and surveillance, environmental and condition monitoring, outdoor recreation, machine vision, navigation, and advanced threat detection.

  • [By Teresa Rivas]

    Flir Systems(FLIR) was the biggest loser in the S&P 500 on Tuesday, but the stock recouped all its losses Wednesday, and then some.

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    Flir Systems gained $2.78, or 8.1%, to close at $36.93.

    The company’sdisappointing fourth-quarter earnings report was forgotten when it announced that the U.S. Coast Guard awarded it a $50 million contract. Flir will provide marine electronics systems for more than 2,000 Coast Guard vessels for its Scalable Integrated Navigation Systems 2 (SINS-2) program over a five-year period, with the option for extended delivery for an additional five years.

    Even before the news, Imperial Capital’sEd Mally was bullish on the stock’s prospects, who raised his price target on the stock by $2, to $38:

    Although we believe that some may still consider Flir as just a premier provider of very high-end cameras in the bellies of Bell Helicopters or border towers in a lumpy government sector, this 35-year-old company is a global leader in thousands of infrared detector cores and thermography equipment markets and also provides lower priced products to commercial and consumer security customers as well as other customers.

    Flir is up 2% so far this year.

    Coty(COTY) was the hottest stock in the S&P 500 yesterday.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: GlaxoSmithKline PLC(GSK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    There are several choices for investing in HIV drug stocks. Three of the best options for long-term investors are Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD), GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK), and Merck (NYSE:MRK). Here’s why these HIV drug stocks could be solid picks in 2017.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Third, in late March, Mylan announced that the Food and Drug Administration had rejected its application to market a generic version of GlaxoSmithKline’s (NYSE:GSK) blockbuster asthma and COPD inhalable drug, Advair. GlaxoSmithKline’s Advair lost patent protection more than six years ago, but only within the past couple of years did the FDA lay out a course for generic drug producers to follow in order to get a generic version of the drug approved. Meanwhile, Glaxo still enjoys blockbuster sales of Advair as generic versions of the drug have yet to hit the market.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Two of our top holdings, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Merck (MRK) have seen substantial improvement in earnings as new drugs start to build market share. Glaxo and Merck offer dividend yields of 4.71% and 3.08%, respectively.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE: GSK) dropped about 1% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $34.52 after closing at $34.86 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $44.54. Volume of around 4.8 million was about equal to the daily average. The company’s HIV drug is being challenged by a potentially better drug from competitor Gilead Sciences.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Radiant Logistics, Inc.(RLGT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the cyclical consumer goods & services sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Lithia Motors Inc (NYSE: LAD) and Radiant Logistics Inc (NYSE: RLGT).

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNFI) reported better-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter on Monday. United Natural Foods shares gained 1.51 percent to $42.45 in the after-hours trading session.
    Wall Street expects Radiant Logistics Inc (NYSE: RLGT) to post quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $202.06 million after the closing bell. Radiant Logistics shares rose 3.68 percent to close at $3.10 on Monday.
    Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) announced the acquisition of Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE: FCX)’s deepwater Gulf of Mexico assets for $2 billion. The company also reported an offering of 35.25 million shares of common stock. Anadarko Petroleum shares dropped 2.92 percent to $56.10 in the after-hours trading session.

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Nielsen N.V.(NLSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) lost nearly 2.7% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $42.25 after closing Thursday at $43.41. The 52-week high is $55.94. Volume of around 6.7 million was nearly 3 times the daily average of around 2.6 million shares traded. The data research and information company had no specific news Friday.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) dropped about 1.5% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $40.97 after closing Wednesday at $41.59. The 52-week high is $55.94. Volume of around 5.2 million was about 70% above the daily average of around 3.2 million shares traded. The company had no specific news Thursday.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Duluth Holdings Inc.(DLTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall, Travis Hoium, and Brian Feroldi]

    In our ongoing search for just such quality growth stocks, we asked three of our contributors to pick out ones they think have high growth potential from here, and tell us why. They gave us a unique retailer that’s carving out a huge following in Duluth Holdings(NASDAQ:DLTH), a recovering fast-casual dining darling inChipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG), and a gaming and resorts giant,Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN).

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Duluth Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: DLTH) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $133.21 million.

    DBV Technologies SA ADR (NASDAQ: DBVT) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.60 per share.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Duluth Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: DLTH) shares were also up, gaining 23 percent to $21.94 as the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter on Thursday.

  • [By Monica Gerson] Related DLTH After-Hours Recap: CarMax, Wynn, Relypsa, ConAgra, Ruby Tuesday & More Earnings Scheduled For April 7, 2016 Duluth Holdings' (DLTH) CEO Stephanie Pugliese on Q4 2015 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (Seeking Alpha)
    Related GPS After-Hours Recap: CarMax, Wynn, Relypsa, ConAgra, Ruby Tuesday & More Gap Comps Down 6% In March; Shares Plunge Difficult March Comparisons Were Too High For Retailers To Beat (Seeking Alpha)

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc.(AIMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small cap clinical-stage biopharmaceutical stock Aimmune Therapeutics (NASDAQ: AIMT) is aclinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing treatments for life-threatening food allergies. The Companys Characterized Oral Desensitization ImmunoTherapy (CODIT) approach is intended to achieve meaningful levels of protection by desensitizing patients with defined, precise amounts of key allergens. Aimmune Therapeutics first investigational biologic product using CODIT⒙is AR101 for the treatment of peanut allergy.AR101 has received the FDAs Breakthrough Therapy Designation for the desensitization of peanut-allergic patients 4-17 years of age and is currently being evaluated in Phase 3 clinical trials where enrollment was announced last month.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Aimmune Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: AIMT) shares jumped 35 percent to $34.64 in response to failed DBVT peanut allergy trial.
    Exactech, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXAC) shares surged 30.9 percent to $41.88 after the company agreed to be acquired by TPG Capital for $42 per share in cash.
    Dextera Surgical Inc (NASDAQ: DXTR) shares climbed 27.6 percent to $0.238 after surging 40.48 percent on Friday.
    Petmed Express Inc (NASDAQ: PETS) jumped 21.8 percent to $44.73 as the company reported better-than-expected Q2 results.
    SenesTech Inc (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 21.7 percent to $1.95 after the company disclosed that Univar will be marketing and selling ContraPest.
    Yulong Eco-Materials Ltd (NASDAQ: YECO) shares gained 18.3 percent to $0.560.
    One Horizon Group Inc (NASDAQ: OHGI) shares rose 18 percent to $1.18.
    Atossa Genetics Inc (NASDAQ: ATOS) shares climbed 18 percent to $0.566. Atossa Genetics is schedule to host a conference call to announce preliminary results from Phase 1 study of oral Endoxifen on October 25, 2017.
    ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: SOL) shares rose 15.3 percent to $2.72
    Renren Inc (NYSE: RENN) shares gained 11.9 percent to $10.71 after gaining 2.68 percent on Friday.
    Kalvista Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: KALV) shares rose 11.8 percent to $12.59. KalVista Pharma 13D filing from Longwood Fund showed registration for an 8.7 percent stake.
    Xunlei Ltd (NASDAQ: XNET) shares gained 9.4 percent to $7.20 after surging 25.33 percent on Friday.
    VF Corp (NYSE: VFC) shares surged 7.1 percent to $71.09 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its third quarter and raised its FY2017 guidance.
    CAI International Inc (NYSE: CAI) rose 6.6 percent to $39.70. Cowen & Co. upgraded CAI from Market Perform to Outperform.
    Agenus Inc (NASDAQ: AGEN) shares gained 5.7 percent to $4.58 as the company disclosed that GSK's shingle vaccine received FDA approval.
    Deltic Timber Corp (NYSE: DEL) shares climbed 5.6 percent to $94.11
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Aimmune Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: AIMT) got a boost, shooting up 35 percent to $34.73 in response to failed DBVT peanut allergy trial.

    Exactech, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXAC) shares were also up, gaining 31 percent to $41.88 after the company agreed to be acquired by TPG Capital for $42 per share in cash.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation(AGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Agri-Finance Companies

    Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. (NYSE: AGM): +233 percent since 2011.

    Notwithstanding the drought, seed companies and agri-produce companies have fared well. The performance of pesticide and fertilizer companies were mixed during the period.

good stocks to buy today

Rancho Santa Fe, CA, based Investment company Castle Creek Capital Partners Iv, Lp buys WashingtonFirst Bankshares, sells First Bancorp during the 3-months ended 2017-03-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Castle Creek Capital Partners Iv, Lp. As of 2017-03-31, Castle Creek Capital Partners Iv, Lp owns 5 stocks with a total value of $90 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

Added Positions: WFBI, Sold Out: FBNC,

For the details of CASTLE CREEK CAPITAL PARTNERS IV, LP’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=CASTLE+CREEK+CAPITAL+PARTNERS+IV%2C+LP

These are the top 5 holdings of CASTLE CREEK CAPITAL PARTNERS IV, LPGuaranty Bancorp (GBNK) – 1,448,849 shares, 39.1% of the total portfolio. MBT Financial Corp (MBTF) – 1,876,423 shares, 23.6% of the total portfolio. WashingtonFirst Bankshares Inc (WFBI) – 489,377 shares, 15.19% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 4558.07%Eastern Virginia Bankshares Inc (EVBS) – 1,061,225 shares, 12.33% of the total portfolio. First NBC Bank Holding Co (FNBC) – 2,205,382 shares, 9.78% of the total portfolio. Added: WashingtonFirst Bankshares Inc (WFBI)

Castle Creek Capital Partners Iv, Lp added to the holdings in WashingtonFirst Bankshares Inc by 4558.07%. The purchase prices were between $26.5 and $29.07, with an estimated average price of $28.01. The stock is now traded at around $27.64. The impact to the portfolio due to this purchase was 14.86%. The holdings were 489,377 shares as of 2017-03-31.

good stocks to buy today: Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.(CMG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Earlier today, we noted that Maxim’sStephen Anderson had warned that shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) had already priced in a lot of good earnings news. Standpoint Research’s Ronnie Moas has taken that a step further by cutting Chipotle to Sell.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) has fallen 1.4% to $405.20 after JPMorgan cut its rating to Neutral from Overweight.

    Tiffany (TIF) has tumbled 4.7% after its holiday sales were lower than it had expected. It blamed, in part, disruptions created by the nearby Trump Towers.

  • [By Stark Merrifield]

    Bill Ackman: Fifty-year-old Ackman’s career began in 1992 when he and fellow Harvard graduate David P. Berkowtiz founded the investment firm Gotham Partners. The firm’s high-profile bid for Rockefeller Center in New York caused investors to flock to the firm, growing it to $500 million in assets. Then in 2004, with $54 million in personal funding, Ackman started Pershing Square Capital Management. Through Pershing, Ackman’s bought significant shares in companies like Wendy’s Co. (Nasdaq: WEN ), Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT), Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG), and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX). Today, Ackman is worth $1.4 billion and is No. 256 on the Forbes 400.

good stocks to buy today: FLIR Systems, Inc.(FLIR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small cap homeland security and screening stocks like FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR), OSI Systems (NASDAQ: OSIS),Varex Imaging Corp (NASDAQ: VREX) and Patriot One Technologies (OTCQB: PTOTF) stand to benefit fromTrumps focus on border andinternal security in general. Heres what you need to know about all four:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Oregon based small cap FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR) was founded in 1978 as a world-leading maker of sensor systems that enhance perception and heighten awareness, helping to save lives, improve productivity, and protect the environment. Through its nearly 3,500 employees, the Company’s vision is to be “The World’s Sixth Sense” by leveraging thermal imaging and adjacent technologies to provide innovative, intelligent solutions for security and surveillance, environmental and condition monitoring, outdoor recreation, machine vision, navigation, and advanced threat detection.

  • [By Teresa Rivas]

    Flir Systems(FLIR) was the biggest loser in the S&P 500 on Tuesday, but the stock recouped all its losses Wednesday, and then some.

    Getty Images

    Flir Systems gained $2.78, or 8.1%, to close at $36.93.

    The company’sdisappointing fourth-quarter earnings report was forgotten when it announced that the U.S. Coast Guard awarded it a $50 million contract. Flir will provide marine electronics systems for more than 2,000 Coast Guard vessels for its Scalable Integrated Navigation Systems 2 (SINS-2) program over a five-year period, with the option for extended delivery for an additional five years.

    Even before the news, Imperial Capital’sEd Mally was bullish on the stock’s prospects, who raised his price target on the stock by $2, to $38:

    Although we believe that some may still consider Flir as just a premier provider of very high-end cameras in the bellies of Bell Helicopters or border towers in a lumpy government sector, this 35-year-old company is a global leader in thousands of infrared detector cores and thermography equipment markets and also provides lower priced products to commercial and consumer security customers as well as other customers.

    Flir is up 2% so far this year.

    Coty(COTY) was the hottest stock in the S&P 500 yesterday.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Oregon based small cap FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR) was founded in 1978 as a world-leading maker of sensor systems that enhance perception and heighten awareness, helping to save lives, improve productivity, and protect the environment. Through its nearly 3,500 employees, the Company’s vision is to be “The World’s Sixth Sense” by leveraging thermal imaging and adjacent technologies to provide innovative, intelligent solutions for security and surveillance, environmental and condition monitoring, outdoor recreation, machine vision, navigation, and advanced threat detection.

good stocks to buy today: iShares US Regional Banks (IAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Fitz-Gerald]

    If you’re not comfortable with a single stock, I understand. In that case, consider a regional banking ETF like iShares U.S. Regional Banks ETF (NYSEArca:IAT), which holds positions in 54 regional banks around the country. You won’t get quite the pop of an individual acquisition but, chances are, you won’t lose out either.

good stocks to buy today: Array BioPharma Inc.(ARRY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Loxo Oncology Inc (NASDAQ: LOXO) rose 32.7 percent to $65.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported that larotrectinib trial demonstrated 76 percent confirmed objective response rate.
    Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: DVAX) shares rose 22 percent to $7.20 in the pre-market trading session after the company on Friday presented updated data for SD-101 in combination with KEYTRUDA.
    Puma Biotechnology Inc (NASDAQ: PBYI) rose 21.7 percent to $99.75 in pre-market trading as the company disclosed positive PB272 Phase 2 data from TBCRC 022 trial at ASCO17.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (NASDAQ: HMNY) shares rose 20.7 percent to $3.21 in pre-market trading after the company reported that RedZone has acquired all the assets of Trendit including three technology patents.
    Forestar Group Inc. (NYSE: FOR) rose 13.1 percent to $16.05 in pre-market trading after D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) proposed to buy 75 percent of Forestar Group for $16.25 per share in cash.
    TG Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: TGTX) shares rose 12 percent to $15.50 in pre-market trading after the company said Phase 3 GENUINE trial met primary endpoint with TG-1101 + ibrutinib increasing overall response rate by >70 percent versuss ibrutinib alone.
    Gigamon Inc (NYSE: GIMO) gained 10.8 percent to $43.55. Reuters reported that Gigamon is exploring a potential sale.
    BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCRX) rose 8.7 percent to $6.00 in pre-market trading after the company announced Rapivab pediatric sNDA acceptance by the FDA.
    Array Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ: ARRY) rose 7.2 percent to $8.77 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.68 percent on Friday.
    Ehi Car Services Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: EHIC) shares rose 6.4 percent to $10.76 in pre-market trading. eHi Car Services posted Q1 earnings of $0.06 on sales of $89.43 million.
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS) rose 5.9 percent to $114.79 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.69 percent on Friday.
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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Healthcare shares gained around 0.43 percent in trading on Friday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included DexCom, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXCM), and Array Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ: ARRY).

good stocks to buy today: MGT Capital Investments Inc(MGT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    MGT Capital Investments Inc. (NYSE: MGT) was down, falling around 24 percent to $2.47 as the company reported that it has received a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission. MGT Capital said there is no indication that ‘the company is or will be the subject of any enforcement proceedings.’

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    MGT Capital Investments Inc. (NYSE: MGT) shares shot up 73 percent to $2.98 after John McAfee proposed to become Executive Chairman and CEO.

    Shares of Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ANAC) got a boost, shooting up 55 percent to $99.49 after the company agreed to be acquired by Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) for $99.25 per share.