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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: NVIDIA Corporation(NVDA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) reported another record quarter on Thursday, but the market wasn’t particularly impressed. Nvidia stock traded down more than 2 percent on Friday. Here’s what Wall Street analysts had to say about Nvidia following the report.

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Tech darling NVIDIA Corporation(NASDAQ:NVDA) should be reporting its fiscal first-quarter 2019 earnings in a couple of weeks, most likely during the week of May 7. No exact date is set yet.

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    On Thursday after the close, Nvidia Corporation (NVDA) released its quarterly earnings results.

    First-quarter earnings and revenue blew by analysts’ estimates, while management’s second-quarter outlook also topped expectations. TheStreet’s Eric Jhonsa has a lights-out take on the quarter right here. 

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    Xilinx (XLNX) : “I think it’s time to start getting back into NVIDIA (NVDA) .”

    Celgene (CELG) : “I’d rather buy Amgen (AMGN) or Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) . I think Celgene overpaid for that acquisition a few years ago.”

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Silicom Ltd(SILC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Finally, Cramer said that Silicom (SILC) is an interesting concept with real earnings, and an attractive valuation at just 18 times earnings. However, the company is small, which mean investors need to be careful. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) and Silicom (NASDAQ:SILC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Forward Air Corporation(FWRD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Forward Air (NASDAQ: FWRD) and Echo Global Logistics (NASDAQ:ECHO) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Forward Air (FWRD)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    GSA Capital Partners LLP lifted its stake in Forward Air Co. (NASDAQ:FWRD) by 65.9% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 9,061 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,600 shares during the quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP’s holdings in Forward Air were worth $479,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Forward Air Co. (NASDAQ:FWRD) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the eight analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $64.00.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: United Technologies Corporation(UTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    It’d be one thing if GE were cheap, but on many metrics, it’s not. Many investors at this point would rather pay for United Technologies Corporation (UTX)  , Honeywell International Inc. (HON)  or 3M Co (MMM)  — the last two of which are holdings in Jim Cramer’s Action Alerts PLUS Charitable Trust Portfolio.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Engine-maker Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has begun shipping new geared turbofan engines for the A320neo, and CFM International, a joint venture between General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) and Safran, is still working on catching up on deliveries for the Leap-1A engine Airbus also uses on the A320neo.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Construction and aerospace company United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) is a good stock for investors willing to take a longer-view on matters. While the company’s near-term earnings growth expectations are nothing to write home about, the company is positioning itself for strong long-term growth and management can take corporate action in order to generate value for investors. Let’s take a closer look a why United Technologies is an attractive stock.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Boeing on June 4 announced a joint venture with French engine maker Safran to build auxiliary power units, small engines used to start the main engines on an aircraft and for supplemental power when the aircraft is on the ground. The current market for APUs is dominated by United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) and Honeywell (NYSE:HON), with UTX the sole provider of APUs on Boeing’s 787 models, and Honeywell the sole provider on the 777 and 737.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tuttle Tactical Management purchased a new stake in shares of United Technologies Co. (NYSE:UTX) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 13,715 shares of the conglomerate’s stock, valued at approximately $1,725,000. United Technologies comprises about 1.4% of Tuttle Tactical Management’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 19th largest position.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Masco Corporation(MAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
    PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to
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    Masco (MAS) : “I like Masco. We have a housing shortage and that’s good for Masco.”

    Over on Real Money, Cramer says the Netflix  (NFLX) numbers show that cord-cutting is more than palpable. Get more of his insights with a free trial subscription to Real Money.

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Goldman Sachs (GS) , Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) , Ecolab (ECL) , PTC (PTC) , Arista Networks (ANET) , U.S. Concrete (USCR) and Masco (MAS) .

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Masco (NYSE: MAS) and Ply Gem (NYSE:PGEM) are both construction companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Masco (NYSE:MAS) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Tuesday.

    MAS has been the subject of several other reports. Royal Bank of Canada set a $46.00 price objective on shares of Masco and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a neutral rating and issued a $46.00 price objective (up from $36.00) on shares of Masco in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Gabelli raised shares of Masco from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $51.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. Bank of America lowered shares of Masco from a buy rating to a neutral rating and decreased their price objective for the company from $46.45 to $35.79 in a research report on Monday, May 14th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Masco from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 6th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the stock. Masco presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $44.75.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. (COTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:COTV) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Group lowered their FY2018 earnings estimates for Cotiviti in a report issued on Wednesday, May 2nd. Jefferies Group analyst S. Dodge now expects that the business services provider will post earnings per share of $1.68 for the year, down from their previous estimate of $1.71. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Cotiviti’s FY2019 earnings at $1.87 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cotiviti (COTV)

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  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Cotiviti Holdings Inc.(NYSE:COTV) were up 10.2% as of 1:00 p.m. EDT Tuesday after Veritas Capital agreed to acquire the healthcare payment solutions company.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc.(ACBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Atlantic Capital (ACBI)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Atlantic Capital (ACBI)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Atlantic Capital (NASDAQ:ACBI) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Saturday morning.

    Several other analysts also recently issued reports on ACBI. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Atlantic Capital from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday, March 5th. Sandler O’Neill set a $19.00 price target on shares of Atlantic Capital and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 28th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $19.50.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: QCR Holdings Inc.(QCRH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of QCR (NASDAQ:QCRH) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Wednesday.

    Separately, ValuEngine raised shares of QCR from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. QCR has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $53.60.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of QCR Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCRH) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $53.60.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sensata Technologies Holding N.V.(ST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Sensata Technologies (ST)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
    PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News coverage about Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sensata Technologies earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 47.3141406855551 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: MEI Pharma, Inc.(MEIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares climbed 70.3 percent to $5.45 after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) surged 39.8 percent to $1.58 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) gained 25.6 percent to $11.50. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Aytu Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ: AYTU) shares jumped 21.8 percent to $0.4798 after the company late Monday reported lighter-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) shares gained 21.1 percent to $26.77 following Q3 results.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) rose 16.8 percent to $7.1271 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) rose 13.8 percent to $2.88.
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) jumped 13.1 percent to $6.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares gained 12 percent to $5.87 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) gained 8.4 percent to $3.96 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Rosehill Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: ROSE) surged 8.4 percent to $7.90 after announcing Q1 results.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) rose 8.1 percent to $0.5171 following Q1 results.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) rose 7.7 percent to $5.6103 following Q1 results.
    Nine Energy Service, Inc. (NYSE: NINE) shares climbed 7.4 percent to $35.90.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 6.7 percent to $6.40 after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) rose 75.31 percent to close at $9.94 after reporting Q1 results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 40.62 percent to close at $4.50 on Tuesday after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) gained 34.39 percent to close at $3.40.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) gained 32.74 percent to close at $1.50 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) surged 31.15 percent to close at $8.00 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) rose 21.07 percent to close at $11.09. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) rose 20.23 percent to close at $10.58.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) shares gained 17.62 percent to close at $17.82.
    Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: APVO) rose 17.1 percent to close at $5.82.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) shares jumped 16.23 percent to close at $4.87 following Q1 earnings.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) rose 16.04 percent to close at $3.69.
    PPDAI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PPDF) climbed 15.99 percent to close at $7.98 following Q1 results.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) rose 15.93 percent to close at $3.42.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) gained 15.59 percent to close at $0.5532 following Q1 results.
    Sophiris Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPHS) gained 13.92 percent to close at $3.52 on Tuesday following Q1 results.
    Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA) jumped 13.4 percent to close at $2.37.
    Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI) shares surged 13.05 percent to close
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    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    Seadrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) $0.58 98.74%
    Vivis Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) $0.83 59.97%
    MEI Pharma Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP) $3.45 43.40%
    Transenterix Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) $3.15 35.72%
    Akers Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: AKER) $0.65 34.38%
    Galectin Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: GALT) $4.54 32.58%
    Phoenix New Media Ltd. (NYSE ADR: FENG) $5.65 32.22%
    Heat Biologics Inc. (Nasdaq: HTBX) $1.73 31.37%
    Bright Scholar Education Ltd. (NYSE ADR: BEDU) $18.51 29.03%
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    These gains are incredibly exciting. However, not all penny stocks are equally strong investments.

Brokerages Set Forward Air Co. (FWRD) PT at $64.00

Forward Air Co. (NASDAQ:FWRD) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the eight analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $64.00.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub upgraded Forward Air from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 9th. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Forward Air from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the company from $62.00 to $64.00 in a report on Thursday, April 26th. Stephens set a $74.00 price target on Forward Air and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Forward Air from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, April 27th. Finally, Robert W. Baird upgraded Forward Air from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, January 18th.

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Forward Air stock opened at $57.56 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.68 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.39 and a beta of 1.26. Forward Air has a 12-month low of $56.47 and a 12-month high of $57.49. The company has a current ratio of 2.56, a quick ratio of 2.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08.

Forward Air (NASDAQ:FWRD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 25th. The transportation company reported $0.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $302.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $291.73 million. Forward Air had a return on equity of 14.41% and a net margin of 7.85%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 15.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.48 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Forward Air will post 3.01 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 8th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 25th will be issued a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 24th. Forward Air’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 25.42%.

In other Forward Air news, Director George M. Lynch sold 2,443 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.47, for a total transaction of $135,513.21. Following the transaction, the director now owns 9,940 shares in the company, valued at $551,371.80. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. 1.95% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Millennium Management LLC boosted its holdings in Forward Air by 22.7% during the fourth quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 173,348 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $9,957,000 after buying an additional 32,092 shares during the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System raised its position in shares of Forward Air by 8.6% during the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 64,650 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $3,713,000 after purchasing an additional 5,132 shares during the period. Advisor Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Forward Air by 138.7% during the fourth quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 2,626 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $151,000 after purchasing an additional 1,526 shares during the period. Pinebridge Investments L.P. raised its position in shares of Forward Air by 180.7% during the fourth quarter. Pinebridge Investments L.P. now owns 10,555 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $606,000 after purchasing an additional 6,795 shares during the period. Finally, Paloma Partners Management Co raised its position in shares of Forward Air by 142.8% during the fourth quarter. Paloma Partners Management Co now owns 8,710 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $500,000 after purchasing an additional 5,122 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 97.77% of the company’s stock.

About Forward Air

Forward Air Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an asset-light freight and logistics company in the United State and Canada. The company operates through four segments: Expedited Less-than-truckload (LTL), Truckload Premium Services (TLS), Intermodal, and Pool Distribution (Pool).

Analyst Recommendations for Forward Air (NASDAQ:FWRD)