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The $475,000 price tag on Novartis AG’s latest breakthrough cancer therapy came under fire from one of the biggest managers of drug costs in the United States, underscoring the challenges the Swiss drugmaker will face in promoting the potential blockbuster.

The cost of the leukemia treatment, called Kymriah, is “dramatically higher” than other such complex treatments, and the health care system isn’t ready to pay for it, Steve Miller, chief medical officer at Express Scripts Holding Co., said Thursday in a blog post on his company’s website. Gene therapies like Novartis’s are targeted at a small number of patients and typically used just once, meaning that drug companies have limited chances to recoup their investment.

“Therein lies the challenge,” Miller wrote. “We need a new payment model.”

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Aqua America, Inc.(WTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Connecticut Water Service (NASDAQ: CTWS) and Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. reduced its stake in shares of Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) by 7.1% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 95,640 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 7,290 shares during the quarter. Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co.’s holdings in Aqua America were worth $3,257,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Friday.

    Several other analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Aqua America from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $41.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, January 15th. Wells Fargo downgraded shares of Aqua America from an outperform rating to a market perform rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $43.00 to $37.00 in a research report on Monday, February 26th. UBS began coverage on shares of Aqua America in a research report on Thursday, March 8th. They set a neutral rating and a $36.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Boenning Scattergood restated a neutral rating on shares of Aqua America in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $38.29.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Aqua America (NYSE: WTR) and SJW Group (NYSE:SJW) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

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    Aqua America (WTR) : “This is not the stock for a hot economy, even though this is a well-run company.”

    Mueller Water Products (MWA) : “This is not the time to buy. I don’t like the numbers.”

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: HealthEquity, Inc.(HQY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    For example, I used finvizin the recent past to find a dynamic growth company called HealthEquity (NASDAQ:HQY). I quickly learned that HealthEquity’s revenue and earnings have compounded at 38% and 57%, respectively, over the last five years. Those numbers convinced me to dig deeper and I soon became so excited about the company’s prospects that I purchased shares for myself right away.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Swiss National Bank grew its holdings in HealthEquity (NASDAQ:HQY) by 3.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 88,800 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,900 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank owned approximately 0.15% of HealthEquity worth $5,376,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    So where am I going to invest my capital? While I’m still refining my list, here are seven stocks that I currently own that I’m strongly considering adding to:

    Hubspot (NYSE: HUBS) — A software-as-a-service provider that is pioneering the shift toward “inbound” marketing. HealthEquity (NASDAQ: HQY) — A fast-growing company focused on Health Savings Accounts that boasts three sources of recurring revenue. Axon Enterprise (NASDAQ: AAXN) — The leading provider ofTaser stun guns, law enforcement body cameras, and evidence-management software. Paycom Software (NYSE: PAYC) — A founder-ledpayroll-processor company that is gobbling up market share. Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE)– The company’s push to the cloud is drivingdouble-digitgains in revenue and profits. AppFolio (NASDAQ: APPF) — Asoftware-as-a-service provider focused on servicing business owners in severalniche markets. BlackLine (NASDAQ: BL) — A software company that is attempting to bring the accounting process into the 21st century.

    All seven of these businesses are poised to deliver double-digit organic revenue and profit growth over the next five years. That’s a prospect I find quite enticing, and I think the odds are very favorable that they’ll outperform Apple as a group from here.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of HealthEquity (NASDAQ:HQY) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report report published on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Healthequity Inc (NASDAQ:HQY) – Research analysts at Barrington Research issued their Q2 2019 EPS estimates for shares of Healthequity in a report issued on Tuesday, June 5th. Barrington Research analyst A. Paris. Jr expects that the company will post earnings per share of $0.20 for the quarter. Barrington Research currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $85.00 target price on the stock. Barrington Research also issued estimates for Healthequity’s FY2019 earnings at $0.70 EPS.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Genesis Energy, L.P.(GEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Stifel Financial Corp cut its stake in shares of Genesis Energy, L.P. common stock (NYSE:GEL) by 1.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 450,749 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 7,788 shares during the quarter. Stifel Financial Corp owned about 0.37% of Genesis Energy, L.P. common stock worth $8,884,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Blair William & Co. IL cut its stake in Genesis Energy, L.P. common stock (NYSE:GEL) by 21.6% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 55,817 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 15,409 shares during the period. Blair William & Co. IL’s holdings in Genesis Energy, L.P. common stock were worth $1,100,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Compass Diversified Holdings(CODI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Schroder Investment Management Group grew its stake in Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE:CODI) by 3.2% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 1,097,576 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 33,776 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group owned approximately 1.83% of Compass Diversified worth $18,000,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Inogen, Inc(INGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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    Comparing Halyard Health (HYH) and Inogen (INGN) (americanbankingnews.com) ‘The stock market has sucked on nitrous oxide’ Wall… (beaumontenterprise.com) EPS Calculations to Consider Inogen Inc (NASDAQ: INGN) (stocksmarketcap.com) Inogen’s shares drop on short seller Citron’s tweet (reuters.com) Inogen Hit By Citron Report; Analyst Rebuttal Calls This ‘An Excellent Entry Point’ (msn.com)

    Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price target on Inogen from $150.00 to $180.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 1st. Leerink Swann restated an “outperform” rating and set a $170.00 price target (up from $150.00) on shares of Inogen in a research report on Tuesday, May 1st. ValuEngine upgraded Inogen from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Inogen from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $131.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Inogen from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and three have issued a strong buy rating to the company. Inogen has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $178.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Inogen Inc (NASDAQ:INGN) Director Ray Benjamin M. Anderson sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $184.88, for a total value of $184,880.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 1,989 shares in the company, valued at $367,726.32. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rock Springs Capital Management LP lifted its stake in shares of Inogen Inc (NASDAQ:INGN) by 38.1% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 110,500 shares of the medical technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 30,500 shares during the quarter. Rock Springs Capital Management LP owned 0.52% of Inogen worth $13,574,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Inogen Inc (NASDAQ:INGN) EVP Byron Myers sold 1,846 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $190.04, for a total transaction of $350,813.84. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 39,121 shares in the company, valued at $7,434,554.84. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: RELX N.V.(RENX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: American Financial Group, Inc.(AFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Financial Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.840441381164 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Westpac Banking Corp increased its stake in shares of American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG) by 10.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 7,403 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 709 shares during the quarter. Westpac Banking Corp’s holdings in American Financial Group were worth $831,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: OneMain Holdings, Inc.(OMF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rhumbline Advisers boosted its position in shares of OneMain Holdings Inc (NYSE:OMF) by 18.8% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 59,772 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 9,479 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers’ holdings in OneMain were worth $1,790,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    OneMain (NYSE: OMF) and Provident Financial (OTCMKTS:FPLPY) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In a sea of red, small-cap biotech stocks stood strong during Wednesdays trading session. The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE:XBI) finished the day higher by more than 1.25% while the Nasdaq Composite was stuck in the red. XBIs comeback rally that began to materialize just before Christmas is now threatening to break out to new highs.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    But the biotech sector crushed the market, with the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE: XBI) returning a market-beating 43.36% in 2017, nearly double the broader S&P 500.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Technology was the weakest sector, with biotech and semiconductor stocks in particular having a tough day. TheSPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEMKT:XBI) tumbled 3.2% and theiShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) lost 2.4%.

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    More importantly, the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE:XBI) has proven resilient during the volatility spike and selloff.

    In fact, XBI never closed significantly below its 50-day moving average as investors dumped stocks. That turned out to be a huge tell

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Energy Fuels Inc(UUUU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Old West Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in Energy Fuels Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm purchased 578,496 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,003,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energy Fuels (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) shares saw an uptick in trading volume on Monday . 1,091,365 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 300% from the previous session’s volume of 272,846 shares.The stock last traded at $2.09 and had previously closed at $2.04.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energy Fuels Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,265,513 shares, an increase of 19.6% from the May 31st total of 1,893,582 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 589,166 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.8 days. Approximately 3.3% of the shares of the stock are short sold.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019

Thor Industries (NYSE:THO) posted excellent results for FQ4 to cap off a strong year. Revenues increased 21.7%, beating estimates by a wide margin, and EPS of $1.57 came in ahead of estimates at $1.57. Net income from continuing operations increased 20.1% y/y. I have to admit I was surprised by the results. I expected that a weakening US economy would take its toll on the RV sector. In hindsight, of course, the performance makes sense. Consumers may be spending less on physical goods, but they are spending more on experiences such as travel and vacation, and low gas prices are still a tailwind. THO is up 53% YTD but we think the stock is, at a minimum, fairly valued, and quite possibly undervalued.

The Jayco acquisition, which closed on June 30, was partially responsible for the strong performance: Jayco sales contributed to 18% of the y/y increase in sales and 60% of the increase in consolidated RV backlog, which more than doubled y/y to $1.2 billion. Jayco provides a solid runway of growth going forward, and management expects sales to increase double digits in 2017. But THO also posted strong organic growth. Sales increased 14.4% y/y and Jayco contributed to less than a fifth of the increase. Conditions are close to ideal for the RV industry, and as long as gas prices and interest rates stay low (and we expect they will through 2017), THO should continue to post impressive y/y growth over the coming quarters.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited(YZC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, energy shares slipped by just 0.1 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN), and Yanzhou Coal Mining Co Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: YZC).

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Veeva Systems Inc.(VEEV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights, Brian Stoffel, and George Budwell]

    Healthcare is changing rapidly. Which companies will emerge as the huge winners with these major changes? We asked three of our healthcare contributors to weigh in on the subject. Here’s whyAbbVie (NYSE:ABBV),Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), and Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) could represent bold bets on the future of healthcare.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    Last week, management at Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) reported earnings that investors have become accustomed to. In fact, shareholders have been downright spoiled: both the top and bottom lines came in ahead of expectations; annual sales growth from Veeva’s non-CRM division came in at a blistering 113%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Cloud software vendor Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) has had some extraordinary success selling its products to companies in the life sciences. It is now preparing to extend its reach into other industries, and long-term investors should be excited about the potential for the long runway of growth that could result.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    To say that Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) has performed well as a publicly traded company would be an understatement. While the stock itself is actually down since its post-IPO days, the company’s fundamentals have vastly improved during that time frame.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggested mid cap global life sciencescloud-based software solutions stock Veeva Systems Inc (NYSE: VEEV) as a bullish long trade for investors who have patience:

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.(CCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sara Cornell]

    The agreement between the two companies allows Azincourt to option up to 70% of the East Preston property located in the Athabasca Basin. Home to Cameco’s (TSX:CCO) McArthur River uranium mine, the Athabasca Basin is considered one of the richest sources of uranium in the world, with many uranium deposits hosting grades substantially higher than the world average grade. The area has been a hotbed for energy metal investors over the past few years, due to significant high grade uranium discoveries by large cap mining companies.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Trina Solar Limited(TSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    Another potential earnings short-squeeze candidate is integrated solar-power products maker Trina Solar (TSL), which is set to release numbers on next Monday before the market open. Wall Street analysts, on average, expect Trina Solar to report revenue of $645.68 million on earnings of 15 cents per share.

    The current short interest as a percentage of the float for Trina Solar is extremely high at 24.5%. That means that out of the 76.94 million shares in the tradable float, 18.88 million shares are sold short by the bears. If the bulls get the earnings news they’re looking for, then shares of TSL could easily rip sharply higher post-earnings as the bears move to cover some of their positions.

    From a technical perspective, TSL is currently trending below both its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, which is bearish. This stock recently formed a double bottom chart pattern at $8.67 to $9.04 a share. Shares of TSL have now started to rebound off those support levels and it’s quickly moving within range of triggering a major breakout trade post-earnings above some key near-term overhead resistance levels.

    If you’re bullish on TSL, then I would wait until after its report and look for long-biased trades if this stock manages to break out above some near-term overhead resistance levels at $10.72 to $11.19 a share and then above its 50-day moving average of $11.17 a share with high volume. Look for volume on that move that hits near or above its three-month average action of 5.17 million shares. If that breakout materializes post-earnings, then TSL will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at its 200-day moving average of $12.49 to $14 a share, or even $14.50 to $15 a share.

    I would avoid TSL or look for short-biased trades if after earnings it fails to trigger that breakout and then drops back below some near-term support levels at $10 a share to those double bottom support levels at $9.04 to $8

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    The firm has a Sell rating on First Solar, JA Solar Holdings and Trina Solar Limited (ADR) (NYSE: TSL). It maintains a NC rating on SunPower Corporation, Canadian Solar and JinkoSolar Holding.

  • [By Spencer Israel]

    Axiom Capital Managing Director Gordon Johnson upgraded the entire alternative energy sector from Market Underweight to Market Overweight and upgraded SolarCity Corp (NASDAQ: SCTY) from Sell to Hold and Trina Solar Limited (ADR) (NYSE: TSL), Yingli Green Energy Holding Co Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: YGE) and JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: JASO) from Sell to Buy.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: HealthEquity, Inc.(HQY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Cidara Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTX), Ducommun Inc. (NYSE: DCO), HealthEquity Inc. (NASDAQ: HQY), Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE: PHX) and PolarityTE Inc. (NASDAQ: COOL).

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As the nation anticipates President Donald Trump’s first budget, which will inevitably detail tax measures that will take a hit, new research by the Investment Company Institute finds that Americans value the current tax incentives for retirement saving and “overwhelmingly” oppose changing them.

ICI, a trade group for mutual funds and ETFs, reports that U.S. households favor preserving retirement account features and flexibility, with 89% of all US households disagreeing with the statement that the government should take away the tax advantages of defined contribution accounts, and 90% voting against the idea of reducing the amount that individuals can contribute to DC accounts.

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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2018: Rice Midstream Partners LP(RMP)

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Rice Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: RMP) posted a new 52-week low of $16.87 on Monday, down about 31% compared with Friday’s closing price of $24.36. Volume totaled around 8.3 million shares, nearly 25 times the daily average of around 840,000. The company and its sponsor, Rice Energy, were acquired by EQT Corp.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2018: SL Green Realty Corporation(SLG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nelson Hem]

    “Manhattan on Sale? That’s the Case With Two Cheap REITS” by Andrew Bary discusses whether Manhattan-focused real estate investment trusts Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO) and SL Green Realty Corp (NYSE: SLG) could rally as the New York market firms. Both trade at a discount to the value of private-market property deals, says the article.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2018: athenahealth, Inc.(ATHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Athenahealth (ATHN) last night announced that its CFO and administrative chief, Kristi Matus, would be leaving the company. Her departure has not been embraced by investors, who have pushed shares lower today. Leerink’s David Larsen understands their concerns:

    In our view, the CFO departure may be indicative of internal operational challenges. We still think it is possible that Kristi Matus is seeking an environment that is not as demanding as ATHN, though this has not been confirmed by management. Management harped on the point that bifurcation is part of the strategic initiative of ATHN to reenergize the culture of the company, and Jonathan Bush noted how he himself hopes to spend more time on talent and culture and less time on entering new markets and building new products.

    We continue to believe that ATHN is facing challenges. We continue to believe the market is fundamentally slowing and bookings growth may become more lumpy as we progress through 2016. We still believe there will be a slow-down in the bookings growth rate b/c of a possible slow-down in the ambulatory EMR market and the fact that we are in the final payment year of Meaningful Use. Much of the call focused on Kristi Matus’s departure as a major loss for the company of a leader who was “masterful with investors.” According to management, the decision to split the CFO and CFAO responsibilities was not a reflection of her ability.

    Baird’s Matthew Gillmor and Sean McBride are less worried:

    The unexpected resignation of CFO Kristi Matus is disappointing, but the reasons for her departure seem somewhat understandable, in our view (potentially viewed bifurcation of CFO/CAO role as a demotion). We think incoming CFO Karl Stubelis is very strong and should provide helpful continuity, both internally and externally (currently serves as Controller and previously as acting CFO). Finally, the CFO change does not change our positive long-term thesi

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Shares of Athena Health (ATHN) are up 37% in just over a month. Is there still more room to run?

    Cramer said for years Athena had been a fast-growing stock, but as the company transitioned from growth to profitability, things began to get ugly. The company’s bombastic CEO, and his “colorful” personality began to rub shareholders the wrong way.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Meanwhile, earnings season continued to play out, and although the technology industry saw some extremely encouraging reports, not all stocks participated in the rally. Athenahealth (NASDAQ:ATHN), Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF), and Time (NYSE:TIME) 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.

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    Under a single-payer system, healthcare becomes a regulated utility much like electricity with just a few large, best-in-class players. Athenahealth (Nasdaq: ATHN) could combine with Walgreen Boots Alliance (NYSE: WBA). Maybe each monolith will cover a specific region like Southern Company (NYSE: SO) and Consolidated Edison (NYSE: ED).

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2018: Golden Star Resources Ltd(GSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cameron Saucier]

    Golden Star (NYSEMKT: GSS) is a gold mining and exploration company, and operates gold mines in Ghana, West Africa. GSS is up 396% YTD after it announced in July that it had begun pre-commercial production of gold in an underground mine in Ghana. GSS is trading at $0.825 per share on Monday intraday.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2018: QLT Inc.(QLTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, healthcare shares gained by 0.61 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: KND), and QLT Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ: QLTI).

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2018: ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.(ARR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Amanda Alix]

    This development will likely give battered mREITs like Annaly Capital (NYSE: NLY  ) , Armour Residential (NYSE: ARR  ) , and American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC  ) a huge boost as investors begin to feel less panic regarding a tapering of the current QE3 program. Markets have responded to the Summers announcement by soaring skyward, apparently feeling relief and confidence about the fate of the taper.

  • [By Amanda Alix]

    It was just about one year ago that QE3 made its debut, and mortgage REITs, particularly agency-only players like Annaly Capital (NYSE: NLY  ) , Armour Residential (NYSE: ARR  ) , and American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC  ) began moaning about the increased competition for mortgage-backed securities guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Armour Residential REIT Inc. (NYSE: ARR), Ducommun Inc. (NYSE: DCO), PJT Partners Inc. (NYSE; PJT), Sonic Automotive Inc. (NYSE: SAH)and Tandy Leather Factory Inc. (NASDAQ: TLF).

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2018: L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc.(LLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows ViaSat, Inc plus mid to large cap communications stockslikeHarris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) and L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc (NYSE: LLL)had been moving in tandem until last yearwhile small cap Gogo Inc has underperformed:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Five teams are expected to compete for the contract: Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has joined with Saab to offer a clean-sheet design; Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) has teamed up with BAE Systems and L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LLL) on another clean-sheet design; Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) are going with a modified KAI T-50; Raytheon Corp. (NYSE: RTN) has joined with Italy’s Leonardo and Canada’s CAE Inc. (NYSE: CAE) on a version of Leonardo’s M-346 trainer that it calls the T-100; and privately held Sierra Nevada has partnered with Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) on another clean-sheet design.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Headquartered in New York City, large cap L3 Technologies Inc (NYSE: LLL) employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication, electronic and sensor systems used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms. L3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training. The Company reported 2016 sales of $10.5 billion.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    L3 Technologies Inc. (NYSE: LLL) just hosted its investor day and projected that it wants to be considered among the top defense firms. Multiple analysts have raised their target prices. RBC raised its rating to Outperform from Sector Perform and its target price to $239 from $202. Other price target hikes were seen as follows: Cowen to $210 from $200, Jefferies to $201 from $188 and JPMorgan to $220 from $205.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2018: The Blackstone Group L.P.(BX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    At least if private-equity leviathan Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) CEO Tony James has anything to say about it.

    You see, James has a working theory about what to do with the U.S. retirement system that currently charges participants large 401(k) and 403(b) asset and consulting percentage fees…

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Private equity giant Blackstone (BX) on Saturday announced that Saudi Arabia would invest $20 billion in a new $40 billion infrastructure fund for projects mainly in the United States. On Sunday, Boeing (BA) said it had signed several defense and commercial deals with Saudi Arabia. Trump was referenced in both deal announcements.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Of the ten PE companies that I follow, Blackstone Group LP (BX) is by far and away the largest publicly traded private equity partnership with a $35 billion market cap, but also the best positioned to benefit from all the catalysts noted within.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2018: Alaska Air Group, Inc.(ALK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The best airline, overall, was Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK). Other category winners were Spirit Airlines Co. (NASDAQ: SAVE), which was ranked cheapest; Alaska rated most reliable; JetBlue Airways Inc. (NASDAQ: JBLU) was most comfortable; best for pets was Alaska; and the airline receiving the fewest complaints was Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV).

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Alaska Air Group (ALK) has advanced 1.3% to $94.55 after getting upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel.

    Shake Shack (SHAK) has risen 1.7% to $33 after getting upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Wedbush.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    While the airline stocks have pulled back recently, coming off a choppy 1Q17, we have In-Line ratings on the Big 3 (American Airlines [AAL], Delta Air Lines [DAL] and United Continental [UAL]), as well as on Alaska Air Group (ALK)…

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    It’s been clear from the beginning that Alaska Air’s (NYSE:ALK) acquisition of Virgin America was bad news for United Continental (NYSE:UAL). Alaska Air’s management viewed the deal as a springboard for growth in California — especially in the Bay Area. Meanwhile, United is the dominant airline in San Francisco.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) which rose over 4% to $64.43. The stocks 52-week range is $61.10 to $101.43. Volume was2.4 million compared to its average volume of 1.8 million.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2018: HealthEquity, Inc.(HQY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Cidara Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTX), Ducommun Inc. (NYSE: DCO), HealthEquity Inc. (NASDAQ: HQY), Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE: PHX) and PolarityTE Inc. (NASDAQ: COOL).

Top 5 Stocks To Watch Right Now

Therenewable energy sector is expected to double in production by 2025, which is why we are bringing you the best energy stocks to invest inright now in this sector.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the renewable energy industry is going to produce 100% more energy by 2025. But the growth for specific renewables like solar and wind will be even more astounding. Solar energy production alone is expected to grow over 500% by 2040.

And it’s not just in the United States where energy investments are growing either. China already smashed its 2020 solar energy target after raising its capacity to 112 GW this year. It was planned to be at 105 GW by 2020. In the Europe Union, officials are debating requiring 35% of member countries’ energy to come from renewables by 2035.

Top 5 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Magal Security Systems Ltd.(MAGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, industrial shares fell by 0.04 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Unilever N.V. (ADR) (NYSE: UN), down 8 percent, and Magal Security Systems Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ: MAGS), down 6 percent.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Magal Security Systems (MAGS) is an Israeli company whose stock trades in the US. The company specializes in “smart fences” that protect large geographic areas, power plants, military bases, prisons, and building complexes against unwanted intrusions.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Israel based small capMagal Security Systems Ltd (NASDAQ: MAGS)was established in 1965 as a branch of the Israeli Aerospace Industry focused on developing smart fences for security. It was floated and privatized15years later and hadanIPO on NASDAQ on 1993. Today, Magal Security Systems is a leading international provider of solutions and products for physical and video security solutions, as well as site management. MAGS offers comprehensive integrated solutions for critical sites, managed by Fortis4G the Companys4th generation, cutting-edge PSIM (Physical Security Information Management system). The solutions leveragea broad portfolio of homegrown PIDS (Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems), advanced VMS (Video Management Software) with native IVA (Intelligent Video Analytics) Security solutions.

Top 5 Stocks To Watch Right Now: HealthEquity, Inc.(HQY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Cidara Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTX), Ducommun Inc. (NYSE: DCO), HealthEquity Inc. (NASDAQ: HQY), Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE: PHX) and PolarityTE Inc. (NASDAQ: COOL).

Top 5 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Rosetta Genomics Ltd.(ROSG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Rosetta Genomics Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ: ROSG) were down 16 percent to $0.53 after the company agreed to be acquired by Genoptix for $10 million.

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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 Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Rosetta Genomics Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ: ROSG) were down 17 percent to $0.52 after the company agreed to be acquired by Genoptix for $10 million.

Top 5 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Starz(STRZA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Starz (STRZA) has jumped 14% to$32.16 after agreeing to be purchased by Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF) in a deal that values Starz at about $4.4 billion. Lions Gate has climbed 9.4% to $22.90.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Here we think names trading in the mid-single digit multiple range such as AMC Networks (AMCX) should benefit the most as should Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF) / Starz (STRZA), Viacom (VIAB), Viacom (VIA) and Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI).

Top 5 Stocks To Watch Right Now: New Residential Investment Corp.(NRZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Dier-Scalise]

    Thge Vetr crowd upgraded its rating for New Residential Investment Corp (NYSE: NRZ) on Friday from the company's previous standing at 3 stars (Hold), issued 10 days ago, to 4 stars (Buy). Crowd sentiment at the time of the upgrade was mostly positive, with 80 percent of Vetr user ratings bullish.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Today’s lawsuit has spilled over to the company’s peers as well. New Residential Investment Corp. (NYSE:NRZ), which invests in excess mortgage servicing rights (MSRs), wound up falling as much as 13% during the day’s trading session. Ocwen is one of the three companies mentioned as being one of the primary servicers in New Residential Investment’s MSRs, according to its 10-K. If mortgage owners or bondholders terminate Ocwen as the servicer, the excess MSRs tied to Ocwen could lose some or all of their value.Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A.(NASDAQ: ASPS)fell 42%.

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    New Residential (NYSE: NRZ) is a U.S.-based REIT that specializes in managing investments in residential real estate. With a market cap of $5.5 billion, NRZ is one of the largest REITs in the United States, so this is no fly-by-night company. NRZ offers one of the best dividends in the industry. The trust made four dividend payments in 2017 totaling $1.94. That gives shares a current yield of 11.3%, more than a 400% premium to the S&P 500’s average 2.0% yield.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Ocwen Financial Corp (NYSE: OCN) shares were also up, gaining 42 percent to $3.25. New Residential Investment Corp (NYSE: NRZ) revealed it owned some servicing rights to the troubled Ocwen Financial. During today's conference call, New Residential’s executive suggested the company will pay $425 million for Mortgage Servicing Rights to Ocwen.

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It’s got beautiful roads that hug the Pacific coastline, but don’t be fooled. It turns out California is actually the worst state for drivers, according to a new study.

On the other hand, Iowa, a mid-western state not generally known for stunning roadway vistas, is the best state for car owners. That’s according to a Bankrate.com study that looked at six criteria, including fuel expenses, insurance costs, car thefts and auto-related fatalities.

Driving conditions: California commutes average about 26 minutes, compared to Iowa’s relatively short 19 minute drive. (New York has the longest average commute at just over 33 minutes, according to Bankrate.com.)

Costs: Insurance costs much more in California than it does in Iowa, which has the lowest average premiums in the country. Repairs are also pricier in the Golden State according to data from CarMD, averaging $895 in California compared to $637 in Iowa.

Mercedes creates a new line of electric vehicles

Crime: California has the nation’s highest auto theft rate, with 437 cars stolen for every 100,00 residents. In Iowa, only 139 vehicles were stolen per 100,000 population, while Vermont had the lowest theft rate with just 28.4 vehicles stolen per 100,000.

stock picks: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (The)(IPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    Current return on equity exceeded its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of strength within the company. Compared to other companies in the Media industry and the overall market, INTERPUBLIC GROUP OF COS’s return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.

     

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. (NYSE: IPG) dropped about 2.3% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $20.94 after closing Wednesday at $21.44. The 52-week high is $25.71. Volume reached nearly 13 million shares traded, nearly 3 times the daily average of around 3.8 million. The company had no specific news, but Tuesday’s weak earnings report continues to weigh on the share price.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. (NYSE: IPG) dropped about 4% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $21.28 after closing Tuesday at $22.16. The 52-week high is $25.71. Volume reached nearly 10 million shares traded, more than double the daily average of around 3.8 million. Tuesday’s weak earnings report continued to weigh on the share price.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report", Jon Najarian spoke about unusually high options activity in Arconic Inc (NYSE: ARNC) and Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (NYSE: IPG).

stock picks: WD-40 Company(WDFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    WD-40 Company (NASDAQ: WDFC) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.86 per share on revenue of $99.10 million.

    Hooker Furniture Corporation (NASDAQ: HOFT) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.40 per share on revenue of $62.20 million.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    WD-40 Company (NASDAQ: WDFC) reported better-than-expected earnings for its second quarter, but the company missed analysts’ sales estimates. WD-40 shares fell 0.97 percent to $106.00 in the after-hours trading session.

stock picks: Exelixis, Inc.(EXEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, healthcare shares fell by 0.91 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Alere Inc (NYSE: ALR), down 8 percent, and Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEL), down 10 percent.

stock picks: HealthEquity, Inc.(HQY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Cidara Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTX), Ducommun Inc. (NYSE: DCO), HealthEquity Inc. (NASDAQ: HQY), Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE: PHX) and PolarityTE Inc. (NASDAQ: COOL).

stock picks: VALE S.A.(VALE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report, Jon Najarian spoke about unusually high put options activity in Arconic Inc (NYSE: ARNC) and Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE: VALE).

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Mosaic (MOS) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after announcing that it would buy Vale’s (VALE) fertilizer unit.

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    Mosaicdropped 1.1% to $27.77 today, while the S&P 500 advanced 0.2% to 2,262.53.