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Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Following past boom/bust cycles, the oil business appears to have bottomed in February 2016 at $27 a barrel. The bruising multi-year bust in crude oil prices was the biggest reason for the world stock market sell-off from late 2015 to early 2016 of roughly 15% overall. The cruel irony of ultra-low prices is its disruptive effect on regular exploration activity. A short-term oil market depression in expectations disproportionately slashes oil drilling activity. Oil exploration budgets for 2017 are down 65% from 2014 and the smallest in 12 years, DESPITE a record estimate for global demand next year. In the long-run, oil & gas development and production may fail to keep pace with the steady growth in total demand. Will the 2015-16 “bust” sow the seeds of the next “boom” phase in pricing?

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Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Stepan Company(SCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL) were down 14 percent to $76.53 as the company posted downbeat Q1 results.

    Epizyme, Inc. (NASDAQ: EPZM) was down, falling around 14 percent to $13.125. Epizyme announced Monday after the close that the FDA issued a partial clinical hold on the U.S. enrollment of new patients in tazemetostat clinical trials.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Several research analysts have weighed in on SCL shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Stepan from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $82.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, January 1st. ValuEngine raised Stepan from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, February 4th. Stifel Nicolaus started coverage on Stepan in a research report on Monday, December 10th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $94.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Seaport Global Securities reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $95.00 price objective on shares of Stepan in a research report on Monday, November 5th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $74.50.

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

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: VIVUS, Inc.(VVUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on VIVUS (VVUS)

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  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    However, VivoPower and our other penny stocks to watch this week already saw big gains. After looking at our 10 top penny stocks to watch, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with serious profit potential in its future…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    VivoPower International Plc. (Nasdaq: VVPR) $3.05 88.57%
    Euro Tech Holdings Co. (Nasdaq: CLWT) $3.77 75.11%
    Boxlight Corp. (Nasdaq: BOXL) $6.36 65.38%
    Chine Recycling Energy Corp. (Nasdaq: CREG) $2.01 45.92%
    Vivis Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) $0.52 38.82%
    HC2 Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HCHC) $6.79 33.49%
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: BSPM) $2.67 32.23%
    Turtle Beach Corp. (Nasdaq: HEAR) $6.99 30.19%
    Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) $3.30 29.24%
    Rexahn Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: RNN) $2.11 29.19%

    While the gains of last week’s top penny stocks are exciting, it’s important to note that investing in penny stocks is also incredibly risky.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    But Blink and our other penny stocks to watch are unlikely to continue to lock in such spectacular gains in June. After looking at our 10 top penny stocks to watch this month, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with great profit potential in its future…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Month’s Gain
     Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK) $7.07 439.85%
    Senes Tech Inc. (Nasdaq: SNES) $1.27 175.40%
    Vivis Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) $0.77 150.41%
    Adomani Inc. (Nasdaq: ADOM) $1.49 137.68%
    NF Energy Saving Co. (Nasdaq: NFEC) $2.34 134.88%
    Vaalco Energy Inc. (NYSE: EGY) $2.15 109.06%
    Heat Biologics Inc. (Nasdaq: HTBX) $2.35 99.12%
    ArQule Inc. (Nasdaq: ARQL) $4.88 90.74%
    LiqTech International Inc. (NYSE: LIQT) $0.66 85.60%
    Transenterix Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) $3.46 77.84%

    While last month’s gains are tremendous, they also illustrate the inherent dangers that come with investing in penny stocks.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on VIVUS (VVUS)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about VIVUS (NASDAQ:VVUS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. VIVUS earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 47.022479468622 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: John Bean Technologies Corporation(JBT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    John Bean Technologies Corp  (NYSE:JBT)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on John Bean Technologies (JBT)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    John Bean Technologies (NYSE:JBT) was downgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a neutral rating to an underweight rating. JPMorgan Chase & Co. currently has $88.00 price target on the stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    John Bean Technologies Corp (NYSE:JBT) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the ten ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $92.33.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on John Bean Technologies (JBT)

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Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Xylem Inc.(XYL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Hsbc Holdings PLC cut its holdings in Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) by 7.8% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 309,799 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 26,335 shares during the quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC’s holdings in Xylem were worth $23,830,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Xylem Inc (NYSE:XYL) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the fifteen ratings firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have issued a hold recommendation and nine have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $78.31.

  • [By John Rotonti]

    On the other hand, the right investments in R&D efforts to develop new products and services can help companies differentiate themselves from competitors and build sustainable moats. Xylem (NYSE:XYL), a leading pure-play water technology provider, has increased its R&D investments as a percentage of sales to accelerate the pace of innovation across its product portfolio. 3M (NYSE:MMM), with its diversified product portfolio and strong focus on innovation, is another example.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Xylem Inc (NYSE:XYL) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the twelve brokerages that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $79.78.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc.(HTBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) and Dime Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:DCOM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ: HTBI) and TFS Financial (NASDAQ:TFSL) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Headlines about Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hometrust Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.8198551712188 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northrim BanCorp (NASDAQ: NRIM) and Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Best High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

Wall Street brokerages expect FleetCor Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:FLT) to post earnings of $2.53 per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Seven analysts have issued estimates for FleetCor Technologies’ earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $2.50 and the highest estimate coming in at $2.55. FleetCor Technologies reported earnings per share of $1.99 in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 27.1%. The business is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd.

On average, analysts expect that FleetCor Technologies will report full year earnings of $10.43 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $10.33 to $10.50. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the company will post earnings of $11.92 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $11.70 to $12.14. Zacks’ EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that cover FleetCor Technologies.

Best High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: AmeriGas Partners, L.P.(APU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Bromels]

    I use propane tanks from AmeriGas Partners (NYSE:APU) because that’s what my local convenience store sells, but many outdoor cooks use Blue Rhino, which is owned by Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP). There’s no difference between them when it comes to getting your burgers browned or your ribs crispy — propane is propane, after all, regardless of who’s selling it — but there are big differences in the two companies from an investor’s standpoint. 

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Amerigas Partners LP  (NYSE:APU)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 06, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By John Bromels]

    If you’re like me, you probably use branded propane tanks from AmeriGas Partners (NYSE:APU) or Blue Rhino, which is owned by Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP) (Full disclosure: Propane is propane. I use AmeriGas because it’s what the local convenience store sells.) Either one will get your burgers cooked, but which one will keep your portfolio cooking along? 

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Investors seeking income from energy stocks will find it difficult to match the impressive yields of Ferrellgas Partners LP (NYSE:FGP) and AmeriGas Partners (NYSE:APU), which sit at 11.9% and 9%, respectively. However, this is a textbook case of higher yields representing higher levels of risk.

Best High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: (LVMUY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Ferrari may be a carmaker but its valuation is more similar to those of luxury powerhouses like LVMH (OTCPK:LVMUY), Kering (OTCPK:PPRUY) or Richemont (OTCPK:CFRUY) than those of fellow car companies like former parent FCA or Germany’s Daimler (OTCPK:DDAIF), BMW (OTCPK:BMWYY) or Volkswagen (OTCPK:VLKAY). No other automotive brand, luxury or volume, can compete with Ferrari’s operative EBIT margin of 22.69 percent and EBITDA margin of 30.3 percent for the full year 2017 (the runner-up being Volkswagen-owned Porsche with a margin of 17.6 percent for 2017). In my eyes, this is further proof of the fact that a Ferrari is not primarily a car but a luxury product. It just happens to be a luxury product that presents itself in the form of a car. The overwhelming majority of cars are purchased out of necessity. Even a premium product like a Mercedes-Benz or a BMW will in most cases remain a tool of transportation above everything else – although I could imagine that some of my fellow countrymen from Germany would fiercely disagree with me on this. No one, however, needs a Ferrari. Please note that I allow myself to exclude needs of the ego from my definition of necessity here. Still, Ferraris are in high demand. That is because customers don’t buy them because they need but because they want them. It is this passion that ensures the company’s success. It is noteworthy that at Ferrari revenue (+10 percent in 2017; +11.2 percent currency-adjusted) increases at a significantly faster pace than shipments (+4.8 percent in 2017) do. This underlines the business’s pricing power.

  • [By ]

    Two years ago, I discussed LVMH (OTCPK:LVMUY) (OTCPK:LVMHF) in another article here on Seeking Alpha. Although I wasn’t too impressed with the company’s free cash flow yield, I did agree this company deserved a premium valuation. And on top of that, I was expecting its strong growth results to continue in the years ahead. We’re now two years later, and LVMH has delivered on every front. Unfortunately the market caught up on that as well, and LVMH’s share price has doubled in just two years. And although the LVMH results justify a good performance of the share price, I do think LVMH is getting a little pricey.

  • [By ]

    French luxury house LVMH SE (LVMUY) stock surged 3.55% in Paris, changing hands at €278.8 after it reported better-than-expected first quarter sales. Organic revenues rose by 13% in the first three months of the year, driven by its fashion and leather goods division.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Second, Farfetch faces competition from a wide range of diversified online marketplaces and first-party direct-to-consumer channels. For example, LVMH (NASDAQOTH:LVMUY), the biggest luxury company in the world, recently launched 24 Sèvres, an online version of Paris’ high-end department store Le Bon Marché. 24 Sèvres offers personal shoppers via video chat, two-day free deliveries, and other perks.

Best High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Whiting Petroleum Corporation(WLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Foundry Partners LLC acquired a new stake in Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund acquired 108,476 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,671,000. Foundry Partners LLC owned about 0.12% of Whiting Petroleum at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL)’s share price gapped down before the market opened on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $46.75, but opened at $48.93. Whiting Petroleum shares last traded at $50.12, with a volume of 80658 shares trading hands.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) gapped up before the market opened on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $53.25, but opened at $51.53. Whiting Petroleum shares last traded at $52.01, with a volume of 68181 shares.

Best High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc.(HTBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ: HTBI) and TFS Financial (NASDAQ:TFSL) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Headlines about Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hometrust Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.8198551712188 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northrim BanCorp (NASDAQ: NRIM) and Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) and Dime Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:DCOM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Best High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Bank Of Montreal(BMO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Bank of Montreal (TSE:BMO) (NYSE:BMO) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, August 28th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Thursday, November 1st will be given a dividend of 0.96 per share by the bank on Tuesday, November 27th. This represents a $3.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.62%.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bank of Montreal (TSE:BMO) (NYSE:BMO)’s share price hit a new 52-week high on Monday . The company traded as high as C$102.55 and last traded at C$102.22, with a volume of 428189 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at C$101.99.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.89 billion.
    Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.5 per share on revenue of $209.35 million.
    Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $1.38 per share on revenue of $1.47 billion.
    Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE: KORS) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $1.15 billion.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $109.47 million.
    Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $552.31 million.
    DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $681.89 million.
    Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAKT) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $147.20 million.
    Destination XL Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXLG) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.14 per share on revenue of $107.63 million.
    Bank of Montreal (NYSE: BMO) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $1.67 per share on revenue of $4.21 billion.
    MakeMyTrip Limited (NASDAQ: MMYT) is projected to report its quarterly loss at $0.39 per share on revenue of $143.03 million.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) is expected to report its quarterly loss at $0.02 per share on revenue of $155.98 million.
    RBC Bearings Incorporated (NASDAQ: ROLL) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $175.55 million.

     

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) (TSE:BMO) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the eight analysts that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $116.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Gulf International Bank UK Ltd lessened its holdings in shares of Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) (TSE:BMO) by 1.1% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 203,765 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 2,350 shares during the quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd’s holdings in Bank of Montreal were worth $15,372,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: First Savings Financial Group, Inc.(FSFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about First Savings Financial Group (NASDAQ:FSFG) have trended somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Savings Financial Group earned a media sentiment score of -0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 49.1494069754243 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about First Savings Financial Group (NASDAQ:FSFG) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Savings Financial Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.2248202662973 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: THL Credit, Inc.(TCRD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on THL Credit (TCRD)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    THL Credit, Inc. (NASDAQ:TCRD) CFO Terrence W. Olson purchased 11,511 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 11th. The stock was bought at an average price of $7.86 per share, for a total transaction of $90,476.46. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Thl Credit (NASDAQ: TCRD) and Tian Ge Interactiv (OTCMKTS:TGRVF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    THL Credit (NASDAQ: TCRD) and Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    THL Credit, Inc. (NASDAQ:TCRD) CFO Terrence W. Olson acquired 10,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 9th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $7.80 per share, for a total transaction of $79,560.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    THL Credit, Inc. (NASDAQ:TCRD) CFO Terrence W. Olson acquired 8,036 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, June 4th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $7.92 per share, for a total transaction of $63,645.12. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc.(HTBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ: HTBI) and TFS Financial (NASDAQ:TFSL) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Headlines about Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hometrust Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.8198551712188 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) and Dime Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:DCOM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northrim BanCorp (NASDAQ: NRIM) and Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Intec Pharma Ltd.(NTEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Intec Pharma (NASDAQ:NTEC) has been assigned a $15.00 target price by Oppenheimer in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the biotechnology company’s stock. Oppenheimer’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 185.71% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media stories about Intec Pharma (NASDAQ:NTEC) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Intec Pharma earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the biotechnology company an impact score of 45.6707447165993 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Headlines about Intec Pharma (NASDAQ:NTEC) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Intec Pharma earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the biotechnology company an impact score of 45.4513319646459 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Platform Specialty Products Corporation(PAH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new position in Platform Specialty Products Corp (NYSE:PAH) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund acquired 39,513 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock, valued at approximately $458,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Platform Specialty Products Co. (NYSE:PAH) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight brokerages that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $14.40.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. decreased its stake in Platform Specialty Products Corp (NYSE:PAH) by 0.2% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 3,692,379 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 8,086 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Platform Specialty Products were worth $42,832,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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May 18, 2018: Markets opened lower again Friday and while the Dow hugged the break-even line all day, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite remained in the red for the entire trading session. U.S. trade talks with China have hit a bump in the road and negotiations with Mexico and Canada on revisions to NAFTA missed a deadline of sorts Thursday. Friday’s best performing sector was industrials, probably thanks to Deere & Co. earnings, while the energy performed the most poorly.

WTI crude oil for June delivery settled at $71.28 a barrel, down about 0.3% for the day but up about 0.8% for the week. June gold added nearly 0.2% on the day to settle at $1,291.30 but closed the week down 2.2%. Equities were headed for a mixed close about 10 minutes before the bell as the Dow traded up 0.06% for the day, the S&P 500 traded down 0.20%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded down 0.26%.

Bitcoin futures (XBTM8) for June delivery traded at $8,250, up about 0.3% on the CBOE after opening at $8,150 this morning. The trading range today was $7,940 to $8,295.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Steve Symington]

    Finally, Acxiom stock climbed 14.2% after Reuters reported early in the day that Interpublic Group (NYSE:IPG) was close to a deal to buy the database marketing company’s core marketing solutions unit.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    HAVAS (OTCMKTS: HAVSF) and Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) are both mid-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and risk.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM) were up 15.3% as of 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday after the database marketing company confirmed it will sell its Acxiom Marketing Solutions (AMS) business to Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) for $2.3 billion in cash.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Capstead Mortgage Corporation(CMO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Capstead Mortgage (NYSE:CMO) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Washington Real Estate Investment Trust(WRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $31.33.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc.(HTBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Headlines about Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hometrust Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.8198551712188 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northrim BanCorp (NASDAQ: NRIM) and Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ: HTBI) and TFS Financial (NASDAQ:TFSL) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Entercom Communications Corporation(ETM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Entercom Communications (NYSE:ETM) was downgraded by research analysts at Noble Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Wednesday, The Fly reports.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Entercom Communications (NYSE:ETM) saw unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors acquired 31,151 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 1,443% compared to the typical volume of 2,019 call options.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Keeley Teton Advisors LLC increased its stake in Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM) by 64.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 202,992 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 79,580 shares during the quarter. Keeley Teton Advisors LLC owned approximately 0.15% of Entercom Communications worth $1,959,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Entercomm Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a Pennsylvania-based broadcasting and radio network corporation that was founded in 1968.

    The company owns 235 radio stations across 48 media markets and is the second-largest radio company in the United States. The company began its digital marketing arm in 2014 and announced the acquisition of Lincoln Financial Media the same year.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Shares of radio broadcasting company Entercom Communications (NYSE:ETM) were slammed on Tuesday, falling as much as 24.1%. At the time of this writing, shares are down about 19%.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Endologix, Inc.(ELGX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Endologix (NASDAQ:ELGX) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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    Endologix Reports Positive One-Year Results From the Ovation LUCY Study (dicardiology.com) Endologix, Inc. to Announce Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results on August 9, 2018 (finance.yahoo.com) Stock Under Active Eyes: Endologix, Inc. (ELGX) (bitcoinpriceupdate.review) Endologix, Inc. (ELGX) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Endologix Inc. to Post FY2016 Revenue of ($0.71) Per Share, Leerink Swann Forecasts (ELGX) (bharatapress.com)

    NASDAQ:ELGX traded down $0.09 on Tuesday, hitting $5.42. 4,339 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 483,122. The firm has a market capitalization of $462.06 million, a PE ratio of -11.31 and a beta of 0.44. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.58, a current ratio of 2.13 and a quick ratio of 1.37. Endologix has a fifty-two week low of $3.75 and a fifty-two week high of $6.72.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Urban Outfitters Inc.(URBN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) is set to release its most recent quarterly results on Tuesday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.30 in EPS and $836.23 million in revenue. Shares traded on Fridays close at $42.27. The consensus price target is $39.23, and the 52-week range is $16.19 to $43.18.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) released its most recent quarterly results after the markets closed on Tuesday. The firm ultimately came out on top of this most recent report, keeping its strong winning streak alive, and thanks to the help of analysts rushing to its side.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TJX Companies (NYSE: TJX) and Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) is scheduled to release its most recent quarterly results after the markets close on Tuesday. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters call for $0.63 in earnings per share (EPS) on $1.08 billion in revenue. In the fourth quarter of last year, the retailer said it had EPS of $0.55 and $1.03 billion in revenue.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    Despite all of the political noise, both China and the United States have agreed to take a step back and seriously pursue talks that may prevent further tariff impositions. The biggest development on the trade front is that the Trump administration is considering a plan to lift a sales ban on Chinese mobile giant ZTE. Shares of Micron Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MU) are pushing higher after the company announced a $10 billion plan to buy back stock. Micron reported earnings on Monday, and the Boise-based firm easily topped Wall Street expectations. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) was pushing a bit higher on Tuesday as the firm prepared to address data privacy issues in Europe. The social media giant’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is set to speak before European lawmakers this morning. Zuckerberg will testify this morning, just three days after the European Union enforced more stringent laws on consumer data protection.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: GM, KSS, TSLA
    Shares of General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) were pushing higher after the auto giant reported that China will be lifting restrictions on U.S. automotive parts and cars. But GM isn’t the only beneficiary. Look for shares of Ford Motor Co.(NYSE: F) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV(Nasdaq: FCAU) to also get a boost out of the Chinese economy. Shares of Kohl’s Corp.(NYSE: KSS) popped 5% after the firm beat earnings expectations and easily topped same-store sales during the first quarter. The company also raised its 2019 earnings numbers, which helped fuel investor sentiment. Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) are in focus

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: 8×8 Inc(EGHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of 8×8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT) were down 18 percent to $18.005 after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.

    BG Staffing, Inc. (NYSE: BGSF) was down, falling around 13 percent to $18.95 after reporting a common stock offering.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE: ZOES) fell 27.8 percent to $10.45 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. The company also lowered its FY18 sales outlook from $358million-$368 million to $345 million-$352 million.
    Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB) shares fell 15.6 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Rockwell Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: RMTI) fell 15.5 percent to $5.02 in the pre-market trading session after the company disclosed that its President and CEO Robert Chioini was terminated.
    BG Staffing Inc (NYSE: BGSF) shares fell 12.7 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading after reporting a common stock offering.
    8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) fell 9.3 percent to $20.00 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited (NASDAQ: APWC) fell 7.7 percent to $2.35 in pre-market trading after rising 3.88 percent on Thursday.
    Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS) shares fell 7.5 percent to $30.49 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat earnings for its first quarter on Thursday. Comps were up 1 percent in the quarter.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) fell 6.4 percent to $33.91 in pre-market trading.
    Buckle Inc (NYSE: BKE) fell 4.9 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading following weak quarterly sales.
    China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF) shares fell 4.9 percent to $3.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 11.53 percent on Thursday.
    Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) fell 4.8 percent to $78.98 in pre-market trading. Ross Stores reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak forecast for the current quarter.
    Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE: CPE) shares fell 4.7 percent to $11.90 in pre-market trading after the company reported pricing of common

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of cloud-based communications specialist 8×8 (NYSE:EGHT) crashed as much as 22.2% on Friday morning on the heels of a disappointing earnings report. At noon EDT, the stock had recovered to a 16% daily decline.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    New York State Common Retirement Fund trimmed its stake in shares of 8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT) by 7.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 107,412 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 8,725 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund owned approximately 0.12% of 8X8 worth $2,003,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Diana Containerships Inc.(DCIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) shares jumped 92.1 percent to $7.01.
    iPic Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: IPIC) gained 21.6 percent to $9.73.
    Baozun Inc. (NASDAQ: BZUN) shares jumped 18.7 percent to $53.49 after reporting Q1 results.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) shares jumped 15.9 percent to $50.50. The company's "Smackdown Live" may not be renewed at NBCUniversal network and the company's "Monday Night Raw" program could be worth three times its current value elsewhere, according to a report for The Hollywood Reporter.
    Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPPI) gained 14.7 percent to $ 20.46 after the company issued further details on Phase 3 ADVANCE study of ROLONTIS.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) climbed 13.4 percent to $5.5009.
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) rose 13.3 percent to $ 14.23 after the company announced presentation of Phase 2 data from prostate cancer trial of 177Lu-PSMA-617 at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.
    Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX) gained 12.9 percent to $1.7499 after the company announced the sale of Post-Panamax Container Vessel for $21 million.
    Essendant Inc. (NASDAQ: ESND) gained 12.7 percent to $12.43. Essendant confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal from Staples of $11.50 per share in cash.
    Blink Charging Co (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 11.8 percent to $8.04 after surging 31.68 percent on Wednesday.
    OptimumBank Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPHC) gained 11.5 percent to $5.15.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares climbed 10.7 percent to $3.74.
    Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) rose 7.9 percent to $25.95 after climbing 7.90 percent on Wednesday.
    Minerva Neurosciences Inc (NASDAQ: NERV) rose 6.5 percent to $6.93 after Journal of Clinical Psychiatry published positive results of cognitive performance from Phase 2B trial of roluperidone in schizophrenia patients.
    Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) rose 5.6 percent to $40

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Integrated Device Technology, Inc.(IDTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. reduced its stake in shares of Integrated Device Technology (NASDAQ:IDTI) by 71.2% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 7,410 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 18,353 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Integrated Device Technology were worth $226,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Several other optics stocks stand to gain. In a Monday note, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Vivek Arya also highlighlited the semiconductor space as one that could benefit from the news. Other stocks to watch include:

    Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LITE)
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN)
    Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR)
    II-VI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IIVI)
    Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI)
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS)
    Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ: IDTI)
    Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ: QRVO)
    Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX)
    Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ: AVGO)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC lessened its position in shares of Integrated Device Technology (NASDAQ:IDTI) by 12.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,764,874 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 257,440 shares during the quarter. Integrated Device Technology comprises 1.2% of Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 16th biggest holding. Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC’s holdings in Integrated Device Technology were worth $53,935,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Chesapeake Wealth Management purchased a new position in shares of Integrated Device Technology (NASDAQ:IDTI) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 13,493 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $412,000.

Hot Financial Stocks To Own For 2019

Federal law requires public companies like Wells Fargo to warn shareholders about non-routine legal proceedings.

Yet it has now emerged that Wells Fargo stayed silent for at least six months about the fact that authorities were investigating the bank’s creation of fake accounts.

Wells Fargo (WFC) confirmed on Thursday that it was in talks with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau about unauthorized accounts as early as March 2016. This comes after the Charlotte Observer obtained emails under the Freedom of Information Act that revealed the discussions between the bank and the regulator.

The revelations will intensify questions over why Wells Fargo never alerted investors in public statements or public filings about the risk posed by what turned out to be a damaging investigation.

Wells Fargo’s September settlement with the CFPB and other regulators tarnished the storied bank’s reputation, hurt its stock price, led to the sudden retirement of CEO John Stumpf and included $185 million in fines.

Hot Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: Rogers Corporation(ROG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Trinseo (NYSE: TSE) and Rogers (NYSE:ROG) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Barclays PLC grew its position in shares of Rogers Co. (NYSE:ROG) by 159.1% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 17,523 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after buying an additional 10,761 shares during the quarter. Barclays PLC’s holdings in Rogers were worth $2,094,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rogers (NYSE: ROG) and Kraton (NYSE:KRA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued their buy rating on shares of Roche Holding Ltd. Genussscheine (VTX:ROG) in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday.

Hot Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc.(HTBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northrim BanCorp (NASDAQ: NRIM) and Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Headlines about Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hometrust Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.8198551712188 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ: HTBI) and TFS Financial (NASDAQ:TFSL) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Hot Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: Citi Trends, Inc.(CTRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Citi Trends (NASDAQ: CTRN) and Hanesbrands (NYSE:HBI) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.38 per share on revenue of $16.50 billion.
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $1.48 billion.
    Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.25 per share on revenue of $17.63 billion.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $957.49 million.
    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE: CM) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.23 per share on revenue of $3.40 billion.
    Citi Trends, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.9 per share on revenue of $210.70 million.
    Qiwi plc (NASDAQ: QIWI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.25 per share on revenue of $60.19 million.
    iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited (NASDAQ: ICLK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $34.87 million.

     

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Citi Trends (NASDAQ:CTRN) will issue its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Wednesday, May 23rd. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.90 per share for the quarter. Citi Trends has set its FY19 guidance at $1.55-1.70 EPS.