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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now

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

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

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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

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

  • [By Luis Sanchez CFA (TMFTomahawk)]

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

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

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

  • [By Steve Symington]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    About Cimpress

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tim Melvin]

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

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

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

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

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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

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

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021

American States Water Company’s (AWR Quick QuoteAWR ) planned investments in strengthening its aging water infrastructure along with a sturdy utility customer base act as tailwinds. Consistent contribution from its American States Utility Services (ASUS) unit too aids its operations.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2021 and 2022 earnings is pegged at $2.48 and $2.59 per share each, indicating respective growth of 6.44% and 4.44% from the corresponding year-ago reported figures. The company has a trailing four-quarter earnings surprise of 4.35%, on average.

Shares of this currently Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) player have gained 22.2% in the past six months, outperforming the industry’s rise of 20.2%. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

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Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021: Taseko Mines Limited(TGB)

Taseko Mines Limited is a mining company. The Company is engaged in the production and sale of metals, as well as related activities, including exploration and mine development, within the province of British Columbia, Canada and the State of Arizona, the United States. Its operating asset is the Gibraltar Mine, a copper mine located in central British Columbia. It also owns the New Prosperity Gold-Copper, Aley Niobium, Florence Copper and Harmony Gold Projects. The Florence Copper Project is an in-situ copper recovery (ISCR) project in central Arizona. The Aley Niobium Project is located in northern British Columbia, approximately 140 kilometers north of Mackenzie. The New Prosperity Project is a gold-copper porphyry with approximately one billion ton measured and indicated resource containing approximately 5.3 billion pounds of copper and over 13.3 million ounces of gold. The Harmony Project is a gold project located on Graham Island off British Columbia’s west coast. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Taseko Mines Ltd (NYSEAMERICAN:TGB) (TSE:TKO)’s share price rose 1.2% during trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $0.82 and last traded at $0.83. Approximately 10,320 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 99% from the average daily volume of 804,476 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.82.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Taseko Mines Ltd (NYSEAMERICAN:TGB) (TSE:TKO) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Friday . Approximately 1,697,074 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 111% from the previous session’s volume of 804,476 shares.The stock last traded at $0.80 and had previously closed at $0.76.

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021: Natus Medical Incorporated(BABY)

Natus Medical Incorporated provides neurodiagnostic and newborn care products worldwide. The company offers healthcare products used for the screening, detection, treatment, monitoring, and tracking of common medical ailments in newborn care, hearing impairment, neurological dysfunction, epilepsy, sleep disorders, and balance and mobility disorders. Its product offerings include neurodiagnostic systems for audiology, neurology, polysomnography, and neonatology; newborn care products, such as hearing screening systems, phototherapy devices for the treatment of newborn jaundice, head-cooling products for the treatment of brain injury in newborns, and incubators to control the newborn?s environment; and software systems for managing and tracking disorders and diseases. The company provides newborn hearing screening product lines consisting of the ALGO, ABaer, AuDX, and Echo-Screen newborn hearing screeners; and hearing screening supply products that are used with newborn hea ring screening devices. It also offers diagnostic hearing assessment product lines, which include the Navigator Pro system, the Scout sport portable diagnostic device, and the AuDX PRO; and diagnostic hearing supply products. In addition, the company provides monitoring systems, balance and mobility products, newborn brain injury diagnostic products, thermoregulation products, and jaundice management products. Further, it offers photometers, radiometers, patient warming lamps, neonatal heatshields, pediatric scales, blanket warming cabinets, exam lights, oxygen hoods, restraining boards, and newborn circumstraints; neonatal noise attenuators, phototherapy eye masks, and x-ray shields for reproductive organs; and newborn screening data management products. The company serves hospitals, clinics, laboratories, physicians, nurses, audiologists, and governmental agencies. Natus Medical Incorporated was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in San Carlos, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Natus Medical Inc (NASDAQ:BABY) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the five analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $36.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By John Bromels]

    Shares ofNatus Medical(NASDAQ:BABY) fell 18.1% in February, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The manufacturer of medical devices and equipment for newborns reported mixed fourth-quarter 2018 results on Feb. 13.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Natus Medical Inc (NASDAQ:BABY) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the five ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has issued a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $36.00.

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021: Peoples Bancorp Inc.(PEBO)

Peoples Bancorp Inc. operates as a holding company for Peoples Bank, National Association that provides financial products and services. It offers commercial and retail banking, insurance, brokerage, and trust services. The company accepts various deposit products, including demand deposit accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, and certificates of deposit; and provides commercial, consumer, and real estate mortgage loans, as well as lines of credit. It also offers debit and automated teller machine (ATM) cards; corporate and personal trust services; safe deposit rental facilities; travelers checks, money orders, and cashier?s checks; and telephone and Internet-based banking services. In addition, the company provides a range of life, health, and property and casualty insurance products; and fiduciary and wealth management services. Further, it offers brokerage services through an unaffiliated registered broker-dealer; and credit cards to consumers and business es, as well as provides merchant credit card processing services through joint marketing arrangements with third parties. The company offers its financial products and services through 47 financial service locations and 40 ATMs in southeastern Ohio, northwestern West Virginia, and northeastern Kentucky. Peoples Bancorp Inc. was founded in 1902 and is based in Marietta, Ohio.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) and Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI) 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, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report released on Friday.

    Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on PEBO. Boenning Scattergood reissued a hold rating on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. Hovde Group set a $39.00 price objective on shares of Peoples Bancorp and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Peoples Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $37.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. ValuEngine raised shares of Peoples Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill reissued a hold rating and issued a $37.00 price objective on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Peoples Bancorp has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $38.00.

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021: Evoke Pharma, Inc.(EVOK)

Evoke Pharma, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, primarily focuses on the development of drugs for the treatment of gastroenterological disorders and diseases. It develops EVK-001, a metoclopramide nasal spray, which is in Phase III clinical trials for the relief of symptoms associated with acute and recurrent diabetic gastroparesis in women with diabetes mellitus. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Solana Beach, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

    Get Evoke Pharma alerts:

    Evoke Pharma (EVOK) Given a $9.00 Price Target by HC Wainwright Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Evoke Pharma (EVOK) Announces FDA Acceptance of Gimoti NDA (zacks.com) FDA to Review Gimoti for Diabetic Gastroparesis in Adult Women (empr.com) Evoke Pharmas Gimoti NDA Accepted for FDA Review (finance.yahoo.com)

    Shares of NASDAQ EVOK traded up $0.08 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $2.44. 56,399 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 83,661. The stock has a market cap of $42.58 million, a PE ratio of -2.94 and a beta of 1.46. Evoke Pharma has a 52-week low of $1.85 and a 52-week high of $4.09.

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021: Home BancShares, Inc.(HOMB)

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tim Melvin]

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

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

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

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

Best Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now

Many Wall Street analysts this week from various industries made note of Amazon disrupting the companies they cover.

CNBC combed through recent research to find stocks that are feeling the Amazon effect in different ways. The list includes names such as Costco, FedEx, XPO and Ulta.

“Costco faces the Amazon wall of worry, yet we believe their sticky membership model creates loyalty which can drive sales and profits higher for years to come… Positive ticket trends, solid digital growth, and additional lift in renewal rate are all reasonable on a 12-18 month outlook,” said Evercore ISI analyst Greg Melich who recently initiated coverage on the stock as outperform.

Earlier this week, FedEx reported earnings per share and revenue below expectations for the third quarter. There had been increasing chatter in the analyst community that Amazon could be emerging as a competitor to the shipping giant. One analyst says that is most certainly investor perception. “While we continue to argue Amazon’s ambitious network build out is entirely to provide for retail distribution, it is hard to argue with a market that has nearly decided Amazon will eventually operate a two-way delivery network to rival FedEx or UPS,” wrote Barclays analyst Brandon Oglenski in his earnings recap note.

Best Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Home BancShares, Inc.(HOMB)

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tim Melvin]

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

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

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

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

Best Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Compass Diversified Holdings(CODI)

Compass Diversified Holdings (the Trust), incorporated on November 18, 2005, and Compass Group Diversified Holdings, LLC, (the Company), acquires and manages a group of small and middle-market businesses. The Company’s segments include The Ergo Baby Carrier, Inc. (Ergobaby), Liberty Safe and Security Products, Inc. (Liberty Safe or Liberty), Fresh Hemp Foods Ltd. (Manitoba Harvest), Compass AC Holdings, Inc. (ACI or Advanced Circuits), AMT Acquisition Corporation (Arnold or Arnold Magnetics), Clean Earth Holdings, Inc. (Clean Earth), Candle Lamp Company, LLC (Sterno or Sterno Products) and Tridien Medical, Inc. (Tridien). The Company also owns a non-controlling interest of approximately 41% in Fox Factory Holding Corp. (FOX). Compass Group Management LLC, (CGM or the Manager), manages the day to day operations of the Company and oversees the management and operations of its businesses pursuant to a management services agreement (MSA).

Ergobaby

Ergobaby is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of wearable baby carriers and related baby wearing products, as well as stroller travel systems and accessories. Ergobaby offers a range of wearable baby carriers, stroller travel systems and related products that are sold through approximately 450 retailers and Web shops in the United States and internationally. Ergobaby has two main product lines: baby carriers (baby carriers and accessories) and infant travel systems (strollers and accessories).

Liberty Safe

Liberty Safe or Liberty is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of home and gun safes in North America. Through its approximately 314,000 square foot manufacturing facility, Liberty produces a range of home and gun safe models in an assortment of sizes, features and styles. Its products are marketed under the Liberty Safe brand, as well as a portfolio of licensed and private label brands, including Remington, Cabela’s and John Deere. Liberty Safe also sells commercial safes, vault doors and handgun va! ults.

Manitoba Harvest

Manitoba Harvest is engaged in the manufacture and distribution of branded, hemp-based food products. Manitoba Harvest’s products, which include Hemp Hearts, Hemp Heart Bites, Hemp Heart Bars, and Hemp protein powders, are carried in over 7,000 retail stores across the United States and Canada.

Advanced Circuits

Advanced Circuits or ACI is a provider of rigid printed circuit boards (PCBs), in the United States. Advanced Circuits typically manufactures 2 to 20 layer PCBs. Advanced Circuits also provides its customers with assembly services. Advanced Circuits uses brand names, such as FreeDFM.com, 4pcb.com, 4PCB.com, 33each.com, barebonespcb.com and Advanced Circuits.

Arnold

Arnold is a manufacturer of engineered, application specific permanent magnets. Arnold Magnetics products are used in applications, such as general industrial, reprographic systems, aerospace and defense, advertising and promotional, consumer and appliance, energy, automotive and medical technology. Arnold Magnetics is the manufacturer of engineered magnets, as well as domestic producer to design, engineer and manufacture rare earth magnetic solutions. Arnold markets magnets under the brand names of RECOMA, PLASTIFORM, FLEXMAG and ARNOLD.

Clean Earth

Clean Earth is a provider of environmental services for a range of contaminated materials, including soils, dredged material, hazardous waste and drill cuttings. Clean Earth provides a solution that analyzes, treats, documents and recycles waste streams generated in multiple end markets, such as power, construction, commercial development, oil and gas, infrastructure, industrial and dredging. Clean Earth operates approximately 10 permitted facilities in the Eastern United States.

Sterno Products

Sterno Products is a manufacturer and marketer of food warming devices and table lighting solutions for the food service industry. Sterno’s produ! ct line i! ncludes wick and chafing fuels, butane stoves and accessories, liquid and traditional wax candles, catering equipment and lamps. Sterno’s products are sold primarily through the foodservice and consumer retail channels.

Tridien

Tridien is a designer and manufacturer of powered and non-powered medical therapeutic support services and patient positioning devices serving the acute care, long-term care and home health care markets. Tridien’s therapeutic support surfaces are used for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers and its patient positioning devices are used during surgical procedures to align various parts of the human body that must be fixed in place or require protection from injury. Tridien manufactures products as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), contract manufacturer (CM) and branded/private label manufacturer in multiple locations across the United States. Tridien’s facilities are located in Corona, California, Fishers, Indiana, and Coral Springs, Florida.

The Company competes with TTM Technologies, Inc., Viasystems Group, Inc., Thomas & Skinner, Magnum Magnetics, Electron Energy, Vacuumschmelze Gruner, Baby Bjorn, Chicco, Britax, Manduca, Beco, Boba, Tula, LilleBaby, Stokke, Bugaboo, UppaBaby, Browning, Winchester and RedHead/Bass Pro.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Canadian marijuana producer Tilrayis jumping into the U.S. hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) oil market in a big way, buying Manitoba Harvest from Compass Diversified Holdings(NYSE:CODI) in a cash-and-stock deal worth up to 419 million Canadian dollars. Shares of Tilray bounced 5.3% on the news and those of Compass rose 2.7%.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Purple Innovation (NYSE: CODI) and Compass Diversified (NYSE:CODI) are both small-cap unclassified companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.

Best Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Carpenter Technology Corporation(CRS)

Carpenter Technology Corporation manufactures, fabricates, and distributes specialty metals worldwide. It operates through two segments: Specialty Alloys Operations and Performance Engineered Products. The company offers special alloys, such as heat resistant, and nickel and cobalt base alloys for use in components, such as rings, discs, and fasteners; and alloys for electronic, magnetic, and electrical applications. It also provides stainless products comprising a range of corrosion resistant alloys, including conventional stainless steel and proprietary grades for special applications; and titanium products for use in aircraft fasteners, medical devices, sporting equipment, and chemical and petroleum processing. In addition, the company offers powder metals, such as spherical gas atomized powders; and alloy and tools steels in long forms, as well as rounds, plates, and sheets. Further, it distributes corrosion resistant steels, tool steels, and powder metals for various industries, as well as manufactures and rents down hole drilling tools and components for the oil and gas industry. The company distributes its products directly through its distribution network, as well as through independent distributors. It serves aerospace and defense, energy, transportation, medical, and industrial and consumer industries. Carpenter Technology Corporation was founded in 1889 and is based in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Crystal Amber Fund Limited (LON:CRS) announced a dividend on Friday, July 6th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Shareholders of record on Thursday, July 19th will be given a dividend of GBX 2.50 ($0.03) per share on Friday, August 17th. This represents a yield of 1.12%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 19th. The official announcement can be viewed at this link.

Best Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Energy XXI Ltd.(EXXI)

Energy XXI Ltd engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of oil and natural gas properties onshore in Louisiana and Texas, and on the Gulf of Mexico. As of June 30, 2015, the company had net proved reserves of 183.5 million barrels of oil equivalent. It operated or had an interest in 567 gross producing wells on 388,199 net developed acres, including interests in 52 producing fields. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market was mostly higher on Monday, with market participants celebrating favorable economic news on the consumer front and looking forward to another round of positive earnings reports when third-quarter earnings season starts early next month. Tax cuts have helped corporate earnings throughout 2018, and that’s generally helped to lift the overall market. Yet even with several major market benchmarks at or near record levels, some stocks weren’t able to participate in the gains today. Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF-B), Acorda Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ACOR), and Energy XXI Gulf Coast (NASDAQ:EXXI) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

Best Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: MEI Pharma, Inc.(MEIP)

We are an oncology company focused on the clinical development of novel therapies for cancer. Our common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “MEIP”.
Our business purpose is the development of drugs for the treatment of cancer. Our portfolio of drug candidates includes Pracinostat, an oral histone deacetylase (“HDAC”) inhibitor being developed in combination with azacitidine for the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (“AML”) who are 鲁75 years of age or unfit for intensive chemotherapy and high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (“MDS”). In August 2016, we entered into an exclusive worldwide license, development and commercialization agreement with Helsinn Healthcare SA (“Helsinn”) for Pracinostat in AML and other potential indications.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of MEI Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:MEIP) were up 13.2% during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $4.30 and last traded at $4.30. Approximately 651,334 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 127% from the average daily volume of 287,125 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.80.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Seadrill’s rally demonstrates how profitable penny stocks can be for savvy investors. With Seadrill’s gains already on the books, we’ll look at a stock that’s on track to generate tremendous returns – a small cap that just completed a groundbreaking acquisition with huge profit potential…

    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%
    21 Vianet Group Inc. (Nasdaq: VNET) $7.36 28.72%

    These gains are incredibly exciting. However, not all penny stocks are equally strong investments.

  • [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

Top Biotech Stocks To Invest In 2019

Introduction

Roche ADRs (OTCQX:RHHBY) remain in a downtrend even as the company has increased its guidance, following detailed but interim Q1 results (no EPS reported), to modest organic growth this year, but high-single-digit growth including the effects of last December’s US tax legislation. Coming into the important ASCO (oncology) meeting this weekend, this article provides an update on this mega-cap in view of the conflict between several pieces of positive news flow and the steady move down in the stock.

RHHBY is both the world’s largest biotech company and the world’s largest diagnostics company. The current yield is 4.0%; I expect about a 5% increase in the dividend next year, so I am looking at this security as carrying a forward yield of 4.2%. RHHBY could cut a good deal from R&D and would still be spending a higher proportion of pharma revenues on R&D than Merck (MRK) or Pfizer (PFE). So why does the stock chart look like this, relative to the S&P 500 (SPY) – of which it is not a member, being a Swiss company – or a pharma stock index (DRG)?

Top Biotech Stocks To Invest In 2019: JetPay Corporation(JTPY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    JetPay (NASDAQ:JTPY) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The credit services provider reported ($0.19) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.16) by ($0.03), Fidelity Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $15.87 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $19.33 million. JetPay had a negative net margin of 4.54% and a negative return on equity of 305.34%.

Top Biotech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Celyad SA(CYAD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CELYAD SA/ADR (NASDAQ:CYAD) has received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $47.50.

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

    Find out what's going

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of CELYAD SA/ADR (NASDAQ:CYAD) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the six analysts that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $53.00.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSTM) fell 9.7 percent to $4.73 in pre-market trading after announcing a $35 million common stock offering.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares fell 8 percent to $13.48 in pre-market trading ahead of regulatory update at 8:30 a.m. ET.
    XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ: XTLB) fell 6.5 percent to $2.01 in pre-market trading after climbing 10.50 percent on Tuesday.
    Purple Innovation, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPL) shares fell 5.8 percent to $9.36 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) fell 5.7 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after declining 5.04 percent on Tuesday.
    RYB Education, Inc. (NYSE: RYB) shares fell 5 percent to $16.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares fell 4.4 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after rising 40.62 percent on Tuesday.
    Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ABR) fell 4.4 percent to $8.92 in pre-market trading after announcing a 5.5 million share common stock offering.
    Daxor Corporation (NYSE: DXR) fell 4.1 percent to $7.32 in pre-market trading.
    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) shares fell 3.8 percent to $51.03 in pre-market trading after the company announced plans to restate its Q2, Q3, Q4 and FY 2017 financial statements.
    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) fell 3.5 percent to $16.20 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    CELYAD SA/ADR (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares fell 3.3 percent to $29.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported launch of 1.8 million share offering

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) for $83 per share in cash.
    Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE: BOOT) reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    CELYAD SA/ADR (NASDAQ: CYAD) reported launch of 1.8 million share offering.
    Verastem Inc (NASDAQ: VSTM) shares dropped 12 percent in pre-market trading after announcing a $35 million common stock offering.

Top Biotech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Home BancShares, Inc.(HOMB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tim Melvin]

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

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Home BancShares (NASDAQ:HOMB) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Home Bancshares (HOMB)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Best Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now

Small SUVs are the hottest segment in the new car market right now. So maybe it shouldn’t be surprising that a big chunk of the new vehicle unveilings at the Los Angeles Auto Show were little crossover SUVs.

It seemed like there was an SUV popping out every time you turned around. For starters, Ford unveiled its new EcoSport just before the show with DJ Khaled doing the honors.

The Jeep Compass is another example of the car market’s madness for small-sized SUVs. The current version is a strong seller despite abysmal reviews. Consumer Reports gave it the lowest rating of any compact SUV and Car & Driver awarded it a mere 1.5 out of a possible five stars.

And yet, as of last month, Jeep Compass sales for the year were up 44%. According to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAM), which makes Jeeps, the sales jump reflects the Compass’s relatively low price given all the desirable SUV features that it offers.

DJ Khaled unveils new Ford EcoSport on Snapchat

It’s too soon to know, of course, how good the new Compass is but it should at least be a vast improvement over the outgoing model. Since it’s a Jeep, engineers took off-road capability seriously in creating the new Compass. Two different full-time all-wheel-drive systems are available including a super-slow off-road “crawl” gearing ratio. “Trail Rated” versions can wade through 19 inches of water and climb over steep hills and out of tight ditches. At the same time, Jeep also promises better on-road behavior.

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