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Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now

WellCare (NYSE: WCG) and Trupanion (NASDAQ:TRUP) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

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This table compares WellCare and Trupanion’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
WellCare $17.01 billion 0.58 $373.70 million $8.52 25.83
Trupanion $242.67 million 4.07 -$1.50 million ($0.07) -452.14

WellCare has higher revenue and earnings than Trupanion. Trupanion is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than WellCare, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Freshpet, Inc.(FRPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Petmed Express and pet stock peer Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ: CENT) being outstanding performers over the last year or two while pet food stocks Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ: BUFF) and Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ: FRPT) have not yet lived up to investor expectations:

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Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Coffee Holding Co., Inc.(JVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Coffee (NASDAQ:JVA) posted its earnings results on Friday. The company reported $0.00 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by ($0.07), MarketWatch Earnings reports. Coffee had a return on equity of 3.99% and a net margin of 1.23%. The firm had revenue of $23.44 million during the quarter.

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Athene Holding Ltd. (ATH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Athene Holding Ltd (NYSE:ATH) insider Grant Kvalheim sold 4,068 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.00, for a total transaction of $203,400.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 1,631,434 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $81,571,700. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Athabasca Oil (TSE:ATH) had its price objective hoisted by Raymond James from C$2.00 to C$2.50 in a research report released on Tuesday morning.

    Other research analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. GMP Securities increased their price objective on Athabasca Oil from C$1.65 to C$2.25 in a report on Tuesday, May 15th. TD Securities upped their target price on Athabasca Oil from C$1.75 to C$2.25 and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, May 10th. BMO Capital Markets upped their target price on Athabasca Oil from C$1.60 to C$2.25 and gave the company a market perform rating in a research report on Thursday, May 10th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada upped their target price on Athabasca Oil from C$2.00 to C$2.50 and gave the company an outperform rating in a research report on Thursday, May 10th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of C$2.23.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Athabasca Oil (TSE:ATH) had its price objective upped by Royal Bank of Canada from C$2.00 to C$2.50 in a report released on Thursday. The firm presently has an “outperform” rating on the oil and gas exploration company’s stock. Royal Bank of Canada’s price objective points to a potential upside of 30.89% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Athene Holding Ltd (NYSE:ATH) insider Grant Kvalheim sold 2,505 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.01, for a total value of $125,275.05. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Stage Stores, Inc.(SSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    These are the top 5 holdings of AXAR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT L.P.Stonemor Partners LP (STON) – 6,650,613 shares, 68.21% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 8.91%Patterson-UTI Energy Inc (PTEN) – 730,000 shares, 21.11% of the total portfolio. Stage Stores Inc (SSI) – 1,750,000 shares, 6.3% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 75.00%Five Star Senior Living Inc (FVE) – 2,039,878 shares, 4.38% of the total portfolio. Added

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    These are the top 5 holdings of AXAR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT L.P.SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) – 1,220,000 shares, 91.31% of the total portfolio. Stonemor Partners LP (STON) – 7,384,970 shares, 4.64% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 7.35%Patterson-UTI Energy Inc (PTEN) – 730,000 shares, 2.26% of the total portfolio. Independence Contract Drilling Inc (ICD) – 969,662 shares, 0.91% of the total portfolio. New PositionStage Stores Inc (SSI) – 3,700,000 shares, 0.82% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 6

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.73 billion.
    McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $3.56 per share on revenue of $51.25 billion.
    Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.39 per share on revenue of $8.00 billion.
    Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $2.39 billion.
    Brady Corporation (NYSE: BRC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.49 per share on revenue of $291.47 million.
    Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $841.75 million.
    The Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE: TD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.16 per share on revenue of $6.86 billion.
    Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE: RY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.61 per share on revenue of $8.05 billion.
    58.com Inc. (NYSE: WUBA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $372.49 million.
    Luxoft Holding, Inc. (NYSE: LXFT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $228.53 million.
    The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $916.73 million.
    StealthGas Inc. (NASDAQ: GASS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $37.75 million.
    Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SSI) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: THR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $96.24 million.
    Tuniu Corporation (NASDAQ: TOUR) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.03 per share on revenue of $76.72 million.

     

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBOT) rose 32 percent to $2.89 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it achieved robust viral clearance for its manufacturing process.
    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BW) rose 17.7 percent to $3.03 in pre-market trading after an amended 13D filing from Steel Partners Holdings shows a raised stake in the company from 6.99 million shares to 29.98 million shares, or a 17.8 percent stake.
    AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACRX) shares rose 12.7 percent to $3.55 in pre-market trading after the company announced the FDA acceptance of NDA for DSUVIA.
    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) shares rose 11.7 percent to $54.95 in pre-market trading. after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares rose 9.3 percent to $13.59 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) rose 8.1 percent to $3.46 in pre-market trading after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) rose 8.1 percent to $52.35 in pre-market trading after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNS) rose 8.1 percent to $5.65 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.30 percent on Wednesday.
    CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE: CVM) rose 6.1 percent to $3.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 9.51 percent on Wednesday.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 6 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading after reporting a loan deal for $40 million in term loans with Hercules Capital.
    Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SSI) rose 5.6 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS) shares rose 5.2 percent to $2.42 in the pre-market trading session after falling 2.54 percent on Wednesday.

     

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Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: MyoKardia, Inc.(MYOK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Myokardia Inc (NASDAQ:MYOK) insider June Lee sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.13, for a total value of $315,650.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 5,426 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $342,543.38. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Myokardia Inc (NASDAQ:MYOK) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the ten ratings firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $69.50.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Equities researchers at Cantor Fitzgerald assumed coverage on shares of Myokardia (NASDAQ:MYOK) in a note issued to investors on Monday, The Fly reports. The brokerage set an “overweight” rating on the biotechnology company’s stock.

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Acacia Research Corporation(ACTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Acacia Research to Release Second Quarter Financial Results (finance.yahoo.com) Acacia Research Announces Changes to Board of Directors (finance.yahoo.com) Acacia Research: Miso Robotics’ Kitchen Assistant, Flippy, May Be Worth Flipping Over (seekingalpha.com) Acacia Research (ACTG) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Friday (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of research analysts have weighed in on ACTG shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Acacia Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 3rd. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Acacia Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Acacia Research Corp (NASDAQ:ACTG) reached a new 52-week low during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $3.00 and last traded at $3.06, with a volume of 4160 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.15.

  • [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.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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    Insider Selling: Acacia Research Corp (ACTG) President Sells 46,143 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Insider Selling: Acacia Research Corp (ACTG) President Sells 66,115 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Insider Buying: Acacia Research Corp (ACTG) Insider Acquires 10,000 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com) It may surprise you: OncoSec Medical Incorporated (NASDAQ:ONCS), Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:MFG … (thestreetpoint.com)

    Shares of NASDAQ ACTG traded down $0.05 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $3.45. 1,710 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 147,059. Acacia Research has a 12-month low of $3.25 and a 12-month high of $5.50. The stock has a market capitalization of $173.23 million, a P/E ratio of 1.16 and a beta of 0.94.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about Acacia Research (NASDAQ:ACTG) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Acacia Research earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.8999050024634 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now

Penske Automotive Group (NYSE: PAG) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Penske Automotive Group to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

Dividends

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Penske Automotive Group pays an annual dividend of $1.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Penske Automotive Group pays out 31.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 20.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Penske Automotive Group has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Risk and Volatility

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: The Gabelli Healthcare & Wellness Trust(GRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    GOLD Reward Token (CURRENCY:GRX) traded flat against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 23:00 PM ET on June 25th. In the last seven days, GOLD Reward Token has traded 2.6% lower against the US dollar. One GOLD Reward Token token can now be bought for approximately $0.0050 or 0.00000080 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Livecoin and CoinExchange. GOLD Reward Token has a market cap of $0.00 and $3.00 worth of GOLD Reward Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    GOLD Reward Token (CURRENCY:GRX) traded down 3% against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 13:00 PM ET on July 1st. During the last week, GOLD Reward Token has traded flat against the U.S. dollar. One GOLD Reward Token token can currently be purchased for $0.0044 or 0.00000070 BTC on popular exchanges including CoinExchange and Livecoin. GOLD Reward Token has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $1.00 worth of GOLD Reward Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    GOLD Reward Token (CURRENCY:GRX) traded 22.6% lower against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 15:00 PM Eastern on September 3rd. GOLD Reward Token has a total market cap of $0.00 and $6.00 worth of GOLD Reward Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, GOLD Reward Token has traded down 6.3% against the U.S. dollar. One GOLD Reward Token token can now be purchased for $0.0026 or 0.00000036 BTC on major exchanges including Livecoin and CoinExchange.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: I.D. Systems, Inc.(IDSY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “I.D. Systems, Inc. (IDSY) Major Shareholder Purchases $381,042.60 in Stock” was posted by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this article on another website, it was stolen and reposted in violation of international copyright & trademark legislation. The legal version of this article can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4125843/i-d-systems-inc-idsy-major-shareholder-purchases-381042-60-in-stock.html.

  • [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.

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    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.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Pointer Telocation Ltd.(PNTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Pointer Telocation Ltd (NASDAQ:PNTR) shares hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as $10.25 and last traded at $11.05, with a volume of 5226 shares. The stock had previously closed at $10.85.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: PNTR) and Pointer Telocation (NASDAQ:PNTR) 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 dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pointer Telocation (NASDAQ:PNTR)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by HC Wainwright in a report released on Monday. They presently have a $24.50 target price on the communications equipment provider’s stock. HC Wainwright’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 89.92% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pointer Telocation (NASDAQ: PNTR) and Mitel Networks (NASDAQ:MITL) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    QUALCOMM (NASDAQ: QCOM) and Pointer Telocation (NASDAQ:PNTR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Freshpet, Inc.(FRPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Freshpet (NASDAQ:FRPT) – Research analysts at William Blair reduced their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Freshpet in a research note issued to investors on Monday, May 7th. William Blair analyst J. Andersen now expects that the company will post earnings per share of ($0.09) for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of ($0.04). William Blair also issued estimates for Freshpet’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.10 EPS and FY2018 earnings at ($0.07) EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ:FRPT) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eleven research firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, three have issued a buy recommendation and two have given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $20.60.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, the consumer staples shares surged 0.62 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV), up 5 percent, and Freshpet, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRPT) up 4 percent.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Stage Stores, Inc.(SSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    For the details of AXAR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT L.P.’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=AXAR+CAPITAL+MANAGEMENT+L.P.

    These are the top 5 holdings of AXAR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT L.P.iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) – 1,060,000 shares, 73.71% of the total portfolio. Stonemor Partners LP (STON) – 6,650,613 shares, 17.03% of the total portfolio. Patterson-UTI Energy Inc (PTEN) – 730,000 shares, 5.58% of the total portfolio. Stage Stores Inc (SSI) – 2,115,200 shares, 2.16% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 20.87%Five Star Senior Living Inc (FVE) – 2,073,398 shares, 1.32% of the total portfolio. Shares added by

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    The Children’s Place (NASDAQ: PLCE) and Stage Stores (NYSE:SSI) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

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    These are the top 5 holdings of AXAR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT L.P.Stonemor Partners LP (STON) – 6,650,613 shares, 68.21% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 8.91%Patterson-UTI Energy Inc (PTEN) – 730,000 shares, 21.11% of the total portfolio. Stage Stores Inc (SSI) – 1,750,000 shares, 6.3% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 75.00%Five Star Senior Living Inc (FVE) – 2,039,878 shares, 4.38% of the total portfolio. Added

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    These are the top 5 holdings of AXAR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT L.P.SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) – 1,220,000 shares, 91.31% of the total portfolio. Stonemor Partners LP (STON) – 7,384,970 shares, 4.64% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 7.35%Patterson-UTI Energy Inc (PTEN) – 730,000 shares, 2.26% of the total portfolio. Independence Contract Drilling Inc (ICD) – 969,662 shares, 0.91% of the total portfolio. New PositionStage Stores Inc (SSI) – 3,700,000 shares, 0.82% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 6

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBOT) rose 32 percent to $2.89 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it achieved robust viral clearance for its manufacturing process.
    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BW) rose 17.7 percent to $3.03 in pre-market trading after an amended 13D filing from Steel Partners Holdings shows a raised stake in the company from 6.99 million shares to 29.98 million shares, or a 17.8 percent stake.
    AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACRX) shares rose 12.7 percent to $3.55 in pre-market trading after the company announced the FDA acceptance of NDA for DSUVIA.
    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) shares rose 11.7 percent to $54.95 in pre-market trading. after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares rose 9.3 percent to $13.59 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) rose 8.1 percent to $3.46 in pre-market trading after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) rose 8.1 percent to $52.35 in pre-market trading after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNS) rose 8.1 percent to $5.65 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.30 percent on Wednesday.
    CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE: CVM) rose 6.1 percent to $3.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 9.51 percent on Wednesday.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 6 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading after reporting a loan deal for $40 million in term loans with Hercules Capital.
    Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SSI) rose 5.6 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS) shares rose 5.2 percent to $2.42 in the pre-market trading session after falling 2.54 percent on Wednesday.

     

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Coinstar Inc.(CSTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Capstar Financial (NASDAQ: CSTR) and Mercantile Bank (NASDAQ:MBWM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Capstar Financial (NASDAQ:CSTR) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Tuesday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Capstar Financial Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CSTR) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the five brokerages that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $19.75.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Capstar Financial Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CSTR) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the five research firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $19.75.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Oritani Financial Corp.(ORIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Oritani Financial (ORIT)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Oritani Financial (NASDAQ:ORIT) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

    Otter Tail (NASDAQ:OTTR) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Oritani Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:ORIT) SVP Philip Wyks sold 7,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.97, for a total value of $111,790.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Customers Bancorp (NYSE: CUBI) and Oritani Financial (NASDAQ:ORIT) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Luna Innovations Incorporated(LUNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Luna Coin (CURRENCY:LUNA) traded 5.2% higher against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 16:00 PM Eastern on September 26th. Luna Coin has a total market capitalization of $11,480.00 and approximately $13.00 worth of Luna Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Luna Coin coin can now be bought for $0.0067 or 0.00000104 BTC on major exchanges including CoinExchange and YoBit. Over the last seven days, Luna Coin has traded 20.8% lower against the dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Luna Coin (CURRENCY:LUNA) traded up 0.8% against the dollar during the one day period ending at 14:00 PM Eastern on September 18th. One Luna Coin coin can now be bought for about $0.0086 or 0.00000135 BTC on exchanges including CoinExchange and YoBit. Luna Coin has a market cap of $14,603.00 and approximately $2.00 worth of Luna Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, Luna Coin has traded down 6.7% against the dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Luna Innovations (NASDAQ:LUNA) major shareholder Clinic Carilion sold 6,100 shares of Luna Innovations stock in a transaction on Friday, May 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.41, for a total transaction of $20,801.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 2,054,385 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,005,452.85. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Large shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    PRA Health Sciences (NASDAQ: PRAH) and Luna Innovations (NASDAQ:LUNA) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Luna Innovations (LUNA)

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Oak Valley Bancorp (CA)(OVLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ:OVLY) Director H Randolph Holder, Jr. purchased 3,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 18th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $20.00 per share, for a total transaction of $64,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: 2U, Inc.(TWOU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    I’m always on the lookout for fast-growing stocks to include in my retirement portfolio. Recently, I bought shares in Paycom Software, Inc. (NYSE:PAYC), BioMarin Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:BMRN), and 2U Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU). Are these stocks right for your portfolio, too? Read on to learn why I think these companies can deliver market-beating returns.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of 2U Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) in August, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, as investors digested another strong quarterly report and an encouraging slate of graduate program launches from the online education platform leader.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    2U Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) announced first-quarter 2018 results on Thursday after the market closed, highlighting not only the strength of its core Graduate Program business, but also the growing influence of its short-course offerings following its acquisition of GetSmarter last year. Shares were up more than 6% on Friday as of this writing, so let’s settle in to learn more about what drove the online education-platform company this quarter, as well as what investors should be watching in the year ahead.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now

First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

Several other brokerages have also issued reports on INBK. BidaskClub raised shares of First Internet Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, March 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of First Internet Bancorp from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 27th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “buy” rating on shares of First Internet Bancorp in a report on Friday, April 20th. Craig Hallum began coverage on shares of First Internet Bancorp in a report on Monday, May 21st. They issued a “buy” rating and a $50.00 price target for the company. Finally, Sandler O’Neill reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $43.00 target price on shares of First Internet Bancorp in a research note on Friday, April 20th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $45.00.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Blackstone GSO Senior Floating Rate Term Fund(BSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News articles about Blackstone/GSO Senior Fltg Rt Term Fund (NYSE:BSL) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blackstone/GSO Senior Fltg Rt Term Fund earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.9711105753708 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Atkore International Group Inc. (ATKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Atkore International Group (NYSE:ATKR) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors acquired 2,000 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,842% compared to the average daily volume of 103 put options.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Atkore International Group (NYSE:ATKR) insider John Patrick Williamson sold 5,151 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.00, for a total value of $108,171.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Atkore International Group Inc (NYSE:ATKR) has been given an average rating of “Buy” by the seven research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $23.75.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Genomic Health, Inc.(GHDX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. bought a new position in shares of Genomic Health (NASDAQ:GHDX) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm bought 75,375 shares of the medical research company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,358,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Genomic Health (NASDAQ: GHDX) and CareDx (NASDAQ:CDNA) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Shares of Genomic Health (NASDAQ:GHDX) are up 18.6% at 1:23 p.m. EDT after data from the Trial Assigning Individualized Options for Treatment (TAILORx) trial was presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting and published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ELEKTA AB/ADR (OTCMKTS: EKTAY) and Genomic Health (NASDAQ:GHDX) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Cancer-test maker Genomic Health (NASDAQ:GHDX) started the year on a high note, posting double-digit revenue growth, and would have turned a profit if not for an $8.5 millionone-time charge for stopping development of the Oncotype SEQ Liquid Select test, which was announced on the last quarterly call.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Genomic Health, Inc. (NASDAQ:GHDX) shares saw unusually-strong trading volume on Wednesday . Approximately 882,863 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 311% from the previous session’s volume of 214,696 shares.The stock last traded at $51.88 and had previously closed at $51.88.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Orezone Gold Corp (ORE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Galactrum (ORE) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the
    Lyra2RE hashing algorithm. It launched on November 11th, 2017. Galactrum’s total supply is 2,092,679 coins and its circulating supply is 1,372,679 coins. Galactrum’s official Twitter account is @galactrum. Galactrum’s official website is galactrum.org.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Finally, Richard Seville, the CEO of Brisbane-based Orocobre Ltd (ASX: ORE) which began lithium sales in 2015 from northern Argentina and also experienced difficulty boosting output, commented that an inability to access traditional funds has delayed the development of the sector and that these projects arent easy — so the banks just dont want to go there.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Freshpet, Inc.(FRPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ:FRPT) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $22.75 and last traded at $22.65, with a volume of 5950 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $22.35.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ:FRPT) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eleven research firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, three have issued a buy recommendation and two have given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $20.60.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Petmed Express and pet stock peerCentral Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ: CENT) being outstanding performers over the last year or two while pet food stocks Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ: BUFF) and Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ: FRPT) have not yet lived up to investor expectations:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, the consumer staples shares surged 0.62 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV), up 5 percent, and Freshpet, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRPT) up 4 percent.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Citigroup Inc.(C)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) fourth-quarter report is scheduled for Friday. The consensus forecast is $1.61 in EPS on $18.8 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $68.60 apiece. The consensus price target is $83.41, and the 52-week range is $56.55 to $80.70.

  • [By ]

    As Deutsche Bank AG (DB) , Germany’s largest lender, retreats from its global ambitions in investment-banking and trading, Wall Street heavyweights JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) , Citigroup Inc. (C) and Bank of America Corp. (BAC) are poised to pick up the business that’s left behind.

  • [By John Maxfield]

    Maxfield: I think we mixed up some numbers. Theirrevenue as a percent of assets is4.92%, which is the highest in its peer group, and itspeer group are the really large, too-big-to-fail banks,JPMorgan Chase(NYSE: JPM), Citigroup(NYSE: C), Bank of America(NYSE: BAC), Wells Fargo(NYSE: WFC), plusother large regional banks. So that’s the largestwith one exception, and that isCapital One(NYSE: COF). The reason that Capital One’srevenue is so high as a percentage of assets is because a very largeportion of its loan portfolioconsists of credit card loans, and those yield,as everybody knows, a lot more than, say, a homemortgage does. So its revenue as a percent of assets isthe top in its peer group. But then,if you translate that over intoprofitability,that’s where that 1.1% return on assets is. When you’retalking about profitability for banks, there’stwo measures that you want to look at: yourreturn on assets andyour return on equity. Return on assets is basically yourunlevered profitability. Your return on equity is your leveredprofitability. Here’s the interesting thing about PNC, andthis is one of the reasons that it doesn’t pop up a lot wheninvestors are looking for the top-performing banks — it’s because theirreturn on common equity last year was8.58%. When you’relooking for a 10% return on equity, you think, that’sactually meaningfully below that standard industry benchmark that you want to see. But the reason that it’s below,as we see with its good return on assets,is just because it’s not very levered,which means it’s a very safe bank that’sstill earning a lot of money if you look at it on a levered basis.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The Dow Jones today gained over 100 points in pre-market hours after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced the result of financial liquidity tests. The tests, performed on the nation’s largest financial institutions, are designed to provide feedback on the dividend and stock buyback plans proposed by firms like JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) and Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C).

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    The political group is organized under section 501(c)(4) of the tax code, freeing it to run paid advertising, lobby policy makers and conduct aggressive social and digital campaigns with the aim of building support for the carbon tax plan. The group does not plan to be active in this November’s elections but organizers envision doing so in 2020.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Rite Aid Corporation(RAD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    Can Rite Aid Stock Bounce Back After Last Week’s 14% Drop? (fool.com) Can Rite Aid Stock Bounce Back After Last Week's 14% Drop? (finance.yahoo.com) Rite Aid Co. (RAD) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Rite Aid Co. (RAD) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $5.35 Billion (americanbankingnews.com) Overnight Markets: Tech, financial stocks lift Wall Street (citywire.co.uk)

    NYSE RAD traded up $0.02 on Wednesday, hitting $1.70. 5,429,808 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 20,022,604. Rite Aid has a 52-week low of $1.38 and a 52-week high of $2.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.75, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a current ratio of 1.49. The stock has a market cap of $1.79 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -85.00 and a beta of 1.69.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Shares of major pharmacy chains CVS Health Corp. (NYSE:CVS), Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD), and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) sank by 9% or more as of 11:07 a.m. EDT on Thursday. All three stocks were impacted by the same big news:Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) acquisition of PillPack.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE: RAD) is a national drugstore chain known for providing both over-the-counter medicine and prescription pharmaceuticals.

    Shares of the company have dropped over 60% in the last year due to bearish sentiment about the company’s odds of holding on to its market share in the face of increasing competition from CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT).

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    U.S. President Donald Trump is facing criticism after threatening to ramp up taxes on Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG). The iconic motorcycle producer said it will move parts of its production overseas in order to avoid tariffs from the European Union. Trump threatened to increase taxes on the firm. “Surprised that Harley-Davidson, of all companies, would be the first to wave the White Flag,” Trump tweeted Tuesday. “I fought hard for them and ultimately they will not pay tariffs selling into the E.U., which has hurt us badly on trade, down $151 Billion. Taxes just a Harley excuse – be patient!” Earlier this month,Microsoft Corp.(Nasdaq:MSFT) launched a $7.5 billion takeover of the web-based hosting service GitHub. The acquisition, orchestrated by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, brought out critics who claim that GitHub lacks any real profit potential forMicrosoft stock. Here’s why those critics are wrong… and why MSFT is a buy. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has reversed its policy on cryptocurrency ads. The social media giant says that it will permit marketing from “pre-approved advisers.” According to TechCrunch, the company will still ban ads pushing binary options and initial coin offerings. The report goes on to explain that cryptocurrency scams cost customers more than $500 million in just January and February 2018 alone.
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    Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) were largely flat despite a strong earnings report after the bell yesterday. The cloud computing giant reported EPS of $0.99

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE: RAD) fiscal third-quarter report is scheduled for late on Wednesday. Consensus estimates are calling for a net loss of $0.02 per share and $7.45 billion in revenue. The shares closed trading at $1.97 apiece on Friday. The consensus price target is $2.11, and the 52-week trading range is $1.38 to $8.77.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE: RAD) also is set to release its most recent quarterly results on Thursday. The consensus forecast calls for a net loss of $0.01 per share and $5.57 billion in revenue. Shares traded on Fridays close at $1.61. The consensus price target is $2.08, and the 52-week range is $1.38 to $4.87.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: EZCORP, Inc.(EZPW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased its position in shares of EZCORP Inc (NASDAQ:EZPW) by 25.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,230,426 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 417,887 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned about 2.26% of EZCORP worth $16,241,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EZCORP earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 45.6717362487943 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [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.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: CareDx, Inc.(CDNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Shares of CareDx (NASDAQ:CDNA) are down 21% at 2:26 p.m. EDT, ending a monthlong run rather abruptly in what appears to be a sell-the-news event.

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    China Auto Logistics Inc. (Nasdaq: CALI) $4.68 47.43%
    National American University Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: NAUH) $1.20 39.29%
    Document Security Systems Inc. (NYSE: DSS) $1.58 33.91%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $0.77 33.90%
    CareDx Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNA) $7.49 29.88%
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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Genomic Health (NASDAQ: GHDX) and CareDx (NASDAQ:CDNA) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: PJT Partners Inc.(PJT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on PJT Partners (PJT)

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now

Investment Highlights

Diversified Restaurant Holdings (NASDAQ:SAUC) is the largest franchisee of Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD). It has been exactly a year since Diversified Restaurant Holdings (DRH) spun off its underperforming segment, Bagger Dave’s (OTCQB:BDVB) and became a pure-play Buffalo Wild Wings (BWW) holding company with 65 locations in 5 states. Bagger Dave’s was a drag on DRH’s profits, and the spin-off significantly reduces the risk. David Burke, who previously served as CFO, was named CEO in early 2016. He has given guidance on a 3-year plan that will maximize cash flow to pay down debt. Unfortunately, the company was hit with numerous headwinds in 2017 such as rapidly rising wing prices and declining traffic. In Q4, wing prices have begun to stabilize, and brand revitalization from Roark Capital should improve traffic in 2018. For investors that can see past the temporary headwinds, the stock is very cheap.

In 2015, DRH acquired 18 locations in a fullylevered $54 million acquisition. At the time, it was 40% of DRH’s size. The company managed to significantly scale the business and delever administration costs at a low rate of capital with little cash. Value creation at these locations is a result of multiple expansion, debt to equity conversion, and increased cash flow. The value proposition has not changed, but the temporary headwinds have caused the stock to fall significantly from its peak in May 2017.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Vascular Biogenics Ltd.(VBLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Vascular Biogenics Ltd (NASDAQ: VBLT) were down 20 percent to $7.22. VBL Therapeutics reported pricing of 2.5 million share common stock offering for $18.75 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Vascular Biogenics Ltd (NASDAQ: VBLT) were down 17 percent to $7.43. VBL Therapeutics reported pricing of 2.5 million share common stock offering for $18.75 million.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Bridgford Foods Corporation(BRID)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, non-cyclical consumer goods & services shares rose by just 0.3 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Medifast Inc (NYSE: MED), down 5 percent, and Bridgford Foods Corporation (NASDAQ: BRID), down 6 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Non-cyclical consumer goods & services sector was the top gainer in the US market on Tuesday. Top gainers in the sector included Nature's Sunshine Prod. (NASDAQ: NATR), Bridgford Foods Corporation (NASDAQ: BRID), and SunOpta, Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ: STKL).

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Dell Technologies Inc. (DVMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Avery familiar technology face was acquiring shares of Dell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: DVMT) last week. The legendary Michael Dell himself was purchasedshares in the newest incarnation of the famed Dell franchise. Heacquired a total of 254,545 shares at a very reduced price of $27.50, which could be option-related. The total for the trade was posted at $7 million.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Exa Corporation(EXA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    CorMedix Inc. (NYSE: CRMD) shares fell 27.5 percent to $1.50 after the company reported Q4 results and issued a business update.
    Bioamber Inc (NYSE: BIOA) shares tumbled 23.6 percent to $2.40. BioAmber reported FY16 adjusted loss of $1.07 per share on revenue of $8.3 million.
    The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) shares dipped 20.9 percent to $41.62.
    Innocoll Holdings PLC (NASDAQ: INNL) shares fell 20.3 percent to $1.49. Innocoll posted a narrower-than-expected quarter loss, but revenue missed estimates. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Innocoll from Buy to Hold.
    Rosetta Genomics Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ: ROSG) shares declined 20.3 percent to $3.83. On Thursday, Rosetta Genomics disclosed a 1-for-12 reverse stock split.
    Esperion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ESPR) shares dropped 19.9 percent to $23.76. Esperion Therapeutics shares have jumped 106.19 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 16.70 percent in the same period.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) tumbled 18.3 percent to $17.65. AmTrust Financial disclosed that it will delay its annual report filing for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.
    Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK) slipped 17.7 percent to $6.85. Qualstar reported a Q4 loss of $0.20 per share on revenue of $2.2 milli
  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Exa Corp (NASDAQ: EXA) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $16.68 million.

    Thermon Group Holdings Inc (NYSE: THR) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $65.24 million.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Visa Inc.(V)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    On Thursday, Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is expected to report its most recent quarterly results. The consensus analyst estimates are $0.99 in EPS and revenue of $4.84 billion. Shares of Visa were at $126.32 on Fridays close. The consensus price target is $129.80, and the 52-week range is $81.57 to $126.38.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) reported fiscal second-quarter financial results after markets closed on Thursday. The company said that it had $0.86 in earnings per share (EPS) and $4.5 billionin revenue, versus consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for $0.79 in EPS and $4.31 billion in revenue. The same period from last year had $0.68 in EPS and $3.63 billion in revenue.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Of the three other stocks closest to Boeing’s yearly gain, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) rose by about 1.9% to a gain of over 58% for the year, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) added about 2.7% to close the week up just over 50% for the year to date and Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) tacked on 1.8% to bring its annual gain to nearly 46%.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    You see, Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) can process 1,700 transactions per second.

    In comparison, Bitcoin can only process seven transactions per second, with an average transaction fee of $14.94, according to BitInfoCharts.com. That hampers its ability to gain widespread acceptance as an everyday currency.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Celldex Therapeutics Inc(CLDX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    The ability to develop game-changing new drugs that revolutionize patient care could cause shares in Axovant Sciences (NYSE:AXON), Celldex Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CLDX), and Esperion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ESPR) to soar. However, success may be tough to come by, and that makes investing in these stocks a boom or bust proposition.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, healthcare shares fell by 0.57 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOLD), down 9 percent, and Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLDX), down 9 percent.

  • [By WWW.KIPLINGER.COM]

    Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. (CLDX) is the first of the major biotech stocks scheduled to release an update on a pretty important drug this quarter; look for news on Oct. 8 concerning melanoma treatment glembatumumab vedotin. And thats a firm date too. Celldex is slated to present an update on the therapy at the European Society for Medical Oncology Congress.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Celldex Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CLDX) fell by about 7.6% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $0.72 after closing at $0.79 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $3.42. Volume of about 9 million was more than four times the daily average of about 2 million. The company continues to get beaten up following a failed breast cancer drug study.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Whiting Petroleum Corporation(WLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: WLL) posted a new 52-week low of $4.81 on Friday, down about 7.5% compared with Thursday’s closing price of $5.20. The stock’s 52-week high is $13.39. Volume totaled around 21 million shares, about 5% higher than the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Whiting Petroleum (WLL) has gained 2.9% to $8.30 after reporting a smaller-than-expected loss.

    Weight Watchers International (WTW) has jumped 7.9% to $21.75 after hiring HSN’sMindy Grossman as its new CEO.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of DFT Energy LP’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=DFT+Energy+LP

    These are the top 5 holdings of DFT Energy LPWhiting Petroleum Corp (WLL) – 400,000 shares, 18.19% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 2.56%Hess Corp (HES) – 170,000 shares, 11.57% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 30.77%Noble Energy Inc (NBL) – 200,000 shares, 8.15% of the total portfolio. Southwestern Energy Co (SWN) – 1,360,000 shares, 7.92% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 4.62%Anadarko Petroleum Corp (APC)

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, energy shares fell by 0.76 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE: WLL), down 6 percent, and Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZN) down 7 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, energy shares fell 0.62 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE: TOO), down 9 percent, and Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE: WLL), down 7 percent.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA (CFRHF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    That’s good news to the luxury goods sector – from Swiss watches to high fashion and expensive cognac – for which Chinese consumers make up around 30 percent of all global sales. In a note to investors, analysts at investment firm Exane BNP Paribas expects growth to continue to trend upwards during 2017, with Swatch Group (OTCPK:SWGAY), Richemont SA (OTCPK:CFRHF), and Burberry (OTCPK:BURBY) the companies most likely to gain.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Enerplus Corporation(ERF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Enerplus Corp. (NYSE: ERF) is a $2.1 billion oil company based in Calgary and trades on both the NYSE and Toronto Stock Exchange. ERF primarily produces crude oil in the Bakken fields in North Dakota and Western Canada.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Freshpet, Inc.(FRPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Petmed Express and pet stock peerCentral Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ: CENT) being outstanding performers over the last year or two while pet food stocks Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ: BUFF) and Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ: FRPT) have not yet lived up to investor expectations:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Petmed Express giving a steady performance before jolting higher this yearand pet stock peerCentral Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ: CENT) also being agood performer while pet food stocks Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ: BUFF) and Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ: FRPT) have not yet lived up to investor expectations:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Blue Buffalo Pet Products roughly back up to its IPO close for retail investors while fresh pet food peer Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ: FRPT) isstill below IPO levels and pet stocksCentral Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ: CENT) andPetmed Express (NASDAQ: PETS) have been much stronger performers in the pet sector after PetSmart (NASDAQ: PETM) was acquired by a private equity group:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ: FRPT) shares shot up 25 percent to $10.36. Freshpet reported a Q2 loss of $0.10 per share on revenue of $33 million.

    Shares of Lantheus Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LNTH) got a boost, shooting up 50 percent to $5.84 as the company reported strong Q2 results.

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The device would be ideal for casinos that want to go cashless, drug stores looking to sell prescription-only or other controlled items like antihistiminesand pot dispensaries that have customers who would rather avoid a face-to-face transaction, according to American Green’s Chief Operating Officer Stephen Shearin.

Hot Casino Stocks To Invest In 2018: Freshpet, Inc.(FRPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Petmed Express giving a steady performance before jolting higher this yearand pet stock peerCentral Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ: CENT) also being agood performer while pet food stocks Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ: BUFF) and Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ: FRPT) have not yet lived up to investor expectations:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Blue Buffalo Pet Products roughly back up to its IPO close for retail investors while fresh pet food peer Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ: FRPT) isstill below IPO levels and pet stocksCentral Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ: CENT) andPetmed Express (NASDAQ: PETS) have been much stronger performers in the pet sector after PetSmart (NASDAQ: PETM) was acquired by a private equity group:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ: FRPT) shares shot up 25 percent to $10.36. Freshpet reported a Q2 loss of $0.10 per share on revenue of $33 million.

    Shares of Lantheus Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LNTH) got a boost, shooting up 50 percent to $5.84 as the company reported strong Q2 results.

Hot Casino Stocks To Invest In 2018: Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc.(ASX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, technology shares rose by just 0.1 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng Inc (ADR) (NYSE: ASX), down 6 percent, and QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADB) down 5 percent.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Cramer was bearish on Prudential (PRU) , Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASX) and ZTO Express (ZTO) .

    Read more of Cramer’s comments about the stocks in the Lightning Round.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A look at the long term performance of small cap Amkor Technology along with Taiwan based peers like large cap mid cap Siliconware Precision Industries (NASDAQ: SPIL) and Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (NYSE: ASX) show considerable volatility:

Hot Casino Stocks To Invest In 2018: Cubic Corporation(CUB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    In actuality, we think the reverse is true for several reasons. We believe that there is a higher level of investor neglect in the small cap space, and neglect, in an investment sense, creates valuation discounts from fair value. Small cap names are less well-known and understood. For example, most of you have never heard of Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB), but you have likely used the public transportation systems in New York, London, Sydney, etc. that rely on Cubic for fare collection services. Likewise, Multi-Color is a confusing name for the second largest label maker in the world. To understand these businesses, investors need to dig a little deeper with active fundamental research – a Third Avenue strength.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) shares were also up, gaining 15 percent to $61.45. Cubic reported Q4 net income of $13.2 million, after posting a loss in the year-ago period. Cubic also disclosed that it has been selected for contract from Boston MBTA to deliver next-generation fare payment system.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Friday, small cap Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) had closed up 10.26% with shares rising again in early Monday trading. Cubic Corporation designs, integrates and operates systems, products and services focused in the transportation, defense training and secure communications markets. As the parent company of two major business units,the Companysmission is to increase situational awareness and understanding for customers worldwide. Cubic Transportation Systems is a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services to create intelligent travel solutions for public transit authorities and operators whileCubic Global Defense is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems, secure communications and networking and highly specialized support services for military and security forces of the U.S. and allied nations.

Hot Casino Stocks To Invest In 2018: Zillow Group, Inc.(ZG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Zillow Group Inc. (NASDAQ:Z)(NASDAQ:ZG)climbed 13.8% in the month of April,according to data provided byS&P Global Market Intelligence, ahead of the online real estate specialist’s impending first-quarter 2017 report.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    The stock market was mostly flat today ahead of a key House vote on the passage of the Republicans’ healthcare bill, which was delayed until Friday after GOP lawmakers failed to gather the necessary support. TheDow Jones Industrial Averagelost just 5 points, or 0.02%, while other broader market indexes saw similar small declines. But several individual stocks saw much more severe drops, including Zillow Group (NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG), Proofpoint (NASDAQ:PFPT), and Accenture (NYSE:ACN). Read on to see what drove these unusual moves.

Hot Casino Stocks To Invest In 2018: Charter Communications, Inc.(CHTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of OBERNDORF WILLIAM E’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=OBERNDORF+WILLIAM+E

    These are the top 5 holdings of OBERNDORF WILLIAM EWorkiva Inc (WK) – 2,369,384 shares, 43.81% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 38.81%AppFolio Inc (APPF) – 839,797 shares, 26.98% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 39.22%Liberty Global PLC (LBTYK) – 289,812 shares, 12% of the total portfolio. Herbalife Ltd (HLF) – 145,000 shares, 9.96% of the total portfolio. Charter Communications Inc (CHTR) – 18,758 shares, 7.25% of the total portfolio.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    SoftBank also purchased telecom upstart Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) in 2013. And it is considering deals with other communications giants, including Charter Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) and T-Mobile U.S. Inc. (Nasdaq: TMUS)

  • [By Andrew Tonner]

    As one of the group of companies associated with telecom magnate John Malone — who regularly uses complex, tax-efficient corporate transactions to unlock value for shareholders — Liberty Broadband serves as a holding company that controls a diverse set of media assets. The most important of these is Liberty Broadband’s ownership of 25% of Charter Communications’ (NASDAQ:CHTR) total voting power, which effectively makes Liberty Broadband a tracking stock for Charter Communications shares.As such, Liberty Broadband shares have largely mirrored the impressive rally in Charter Communications stock over the past year. Particularly given Charter’s upcoming launch of its own wireless service network, Soros’ investment in Liberty Broadband remains an interesting option as the cable and telecom industries continue to evolve.

  • [By Adam Levy]

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    It was just a little more than a year ago when Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) was the largest U.S. pay-TV provider. And it wasn’t even close. But after AT&T (NYSE:T) merged with DirecTV, it took over the top spot. Now, AT&T’s rival telecom company, Verizon (NYSE:VZ), is reportedly considering a megamerger of its own with Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR). The move would put the combined company’s total video subscriber count very close to Comcast’s.

    The potential merger points to a big hole in Comcast’s service offerings — its lack of wireless service. If customers can save money by bundling their TV, internet, and wireless bills together with its competitors, Comcast stands to lose customers. But Comcast’s management and investors shouldn’t lose sleep over the possibility that its two biggest competitors offer wireless service.

  • [By Matt Hogan]

    It has been widely reported that T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) had been in merger talks with Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S), a competitor that is majority owned by Softbank. However, these talks are now on hold as Sprint is negotiating potential deals with two of the largest cable companies in the United States; Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) and Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR). These cable companies are under pressure having lost subscribers due to services like Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX), which recently blew away its second quarter growth estimates.