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President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as the Federal Reserve’s vice chair of supervision is great news for bank investors, CNBC’s Jim Cramer argued during his daily “Mad Money” show Tuesday. Trump nominated Randal Quarles, a private equity professional and former undersecretary of the Treasury during the George W. Bush administration, to act as the central bank’s first-ever vice chair for supervision.

The banking industry has been plagued by strict regulations, which were set in place during the Obama administration which made “riskier banking impossible,” Cramer said. Also, dividend growth was impossible without the Fed’s blessings, but Quarles is the man that can change the system for the better.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings(LH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]

    We posed that question to three Motley Fool contributors. Here’s why they picked Abiomed (NASDAQ:ABMD), Laboratory Corporation of America (NYSE:LH), and Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX) as top healthcare stocks to buy in September.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Laboratory Corp. of America (NYSE: LH) and OpGen (NASDAQ:OPGN) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Renaissance Technologies LLC trimmed its position in Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) by 39.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 556,105 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 355,300 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC owned about 0.55% of Laboratory Corp. of America worth $99,838,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eighteen ratings firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation and twelve have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $196.64.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) – Stock analysts at SunTrust Banks cut their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Laboratory Corp. of America in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, September 11th. SunTrust Banks analyst D. Macdonald now forecasts that the medical research company will earn $2.83 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $2.94. SunTrust Banks has a “Buy” rating and a $220.00 price target on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Laboratory Corp. of America’s Q2 2019 earnings at $3.05 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $3.10 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $12.06 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $13.04 EPS.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(INO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By George Budwell]

    Compounding matters further, the few publicly traded vaccine specialists available to investors at the moment have been fraught with clinical setbacks and lengthy development delays that have crushed their share prices. That being said, Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INO) and Novavax (NASDAQ:NVAX) are two pure vaccine plays that might be able to finally break free of this long-term downtrend. These dark horse vaccine makers, after all, are reportedly developing two of the most valuable experimental vaccines in the industry right now. 

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Tuesday, small cap Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: INO) surged 22.63% after announcing that its synthetic vaccine approach using a collection of synthetic DNA antigens generated broad protective antibody responses against all major deadly strains of H1 influenza viruses from the last 100 years. This includes the virus that caused “Spanish Flu” in 1918. The study involved multiple animal models, including mice, guinea pigs and non-human primates. Given how bad flu season is this year, the announcement got plenty of attention as the following technical chart shows:  

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    HC Wainwright set a $13.00 target price on Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INO) in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Wolverine World Wide, Inc.(WWW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    While that is happening in the Middle East, trouble is brewing in Washington. In addition to reports that a Russian Oligarch paid Trump’s lawyer $500,000, a U.S. telecom giant is now caught up with the same lawyer. AT&T Corporation (NYSE: T) confirmed Tuesday night that it paid Trump lawyer Michael Cohen for information on the administration. AT&T stock is up 0.6% in premarket hours.
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    Shares of TripAdvisor (Nasdaq: TRIP) popped nearly 20% after the company crushed earnings after the bell. In addition, the CFO Ernst Teunissen projected strong guidance for the rest of the year. The firm reported EPS of $0.30 on top of $378.0 million in revenue. Wall Street expected $0.16 per share on $360.84 million in revenue.
    Shares of Match Group (Nasdaq: MTCH) popped 3% after the company reported earnings after the bell. The dating site operator reported stronger than expected earnings and revenue figures on Tuesday. Overall, revenue jumped 36% compared to the same period in 2017. The firm also reported stronger than expected guidance. Of course, all anyone is talking about how Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) could impact the dating industry with its new plugin.
    Shares of 21st Century Fox (NYSE FOXA) are in focus as the firm prepares to report earnings before the bell. However, investors are more likely focused today on the expected bidding war between the Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) to purchase key assets of the company. Fox is also tied up in a bidding war with Comcast to purchase British television provider Sky (OTC MKTS: SKYAY).
    Look for additional earnings reports from Booking Holdings (Nasdaq: BKNG), com International (Nasdaq: CTRP), Sina Corp. (Nasdaq: SINA), Albermarle Corp. (NYSE: ALB), Mylan Inc. (NYSE: MYL), SolarEdge Technologies (Nasdaq: SEDG), Wolverine World Wide (NYSE: WWW), IAC Interactive Corp. (NYSE: IAC), and Cavium Inc. (Nasdaq: CAVM).

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at Susquehanna upgraded Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) from Negative to Neutral.

    Wolverine shares rose 7.21 percent to close at $31.95 on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wolverine World Wide (NYSE:WWW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 8th. The textile maker reported $0.54 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $566.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $569.24 million. Wolverine World Wide had a return on equity of 18.58% and a net margin of 2.83%. Wolverine World Wide’s revenue was down 5.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.43 EPS. research analysts expect that Wolverine World Wide, Inc. will post 2.14 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.(AEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    In the fall 2017 survey, Hollister was listed as the fifth favorite brand for upper income teens. But in the spring 2018 survey, Hollister had dropped off the list — which was led by Nike (NYSE:NKE), American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO), and Adidas, in that order.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) is poised to release its most recent quarterly results on Thursday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.22 in EPS and $805.17 million in revenue. Shares traded on Friday’s close at $22.97. The consensus price target is $21.28, and the 52-week range is $10.23 to $23.23.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Loop Capital set a $27.00 target price on American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) in a report published on Friday morning, Marketbeat.com reports. The firm currently has a buy rating on the apparel retailer’s stock.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    When American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) released its fiscal first-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Thursday, The retailer said that it had $0.23 in earnings per share (EPS) on $823 million in revenue. That compares with consensus estimates of $0.22 in EPS and revenue of $805.17 million. The same period of last year reportedly had EPS of $0.16 and $761.84 million in revenue.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd.(CHL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Two of China’s three largest wireless carriers are reportedly discussing a merger. China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd. (NYSE: CHU) and China Telecommunications Corp. Ltd. (NYSE: CHA) are both state-controlled wireless carriers and the second- and third-largest wireless carriers in the country with a combined total of more than 590 million subscribers. China Mobile Ltd. (NYSE: CHL), the country’s largest wireless carrier with more than 900 million subscribers, is also a state-controlled enterprise.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    China Mobile Ltd. (NYSE:CHL) announced a special dividend on Wednesday, August 29th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 7th will be given a dividend of 1.1631 per share by the Wireless communications provider on Tuesday, October 9th. This represents a dividend yield of 4.2%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 6th. This is an increase from China Mobile’s previous special dividend of $1.01.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    The Trump administration cut off China Mobile Ltd. (NYSE: CHL) for related reasons. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration issued a statement: “After significant engagement with China Mobile, concerns about increased risks to U.S. law enforcement and national security interests were unable to be resolved.”

  • [By Leo Sun]

    The Chinese government is mulling a merger between China Unicom (NYSE:CHU) and China Telecom (NYSE:CHA), according to Bloomberg, which could combine the country’s second and third largest wireless carriers. Both companies serve fewer customers than market leader China Mobile (NYSE:CHL).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine cut shares of China Mobile (NYSE:CHL) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday morning.

    Several other equities analysts also recently commented on the company. HSBC upgraded China Mobile from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Monday, March 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded China Mobile from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Jefferies Group upgraded China Mobile from an underperform rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, March 22nd. Finally, Nomura downgraded China Mobile from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research report on Monday, March 12th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $52.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Macquarie Group Ltd. lifted its stake in China Mobile Ltd. (NYSE:CHL) by 0.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 3,499,196 shares of the Wireless communications provider’s stock after buying an additional 28,522 shares during the period. Macquarie Group Ltd.’s holdings in China Mobile were worth $155,329,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp purchased a new position in shares of Domtar Corp (NYSE:UFS) (TSE:UFS) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 43,200 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,062,000. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp owned approximately 0.07% of Domtar as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Principal Financial Group Inc. lifted its position in Domtar by 2.5% during the 1st quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 273,787 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $11,647,000 after acquiring an additional 6,663 shares in the last quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP raised its position in shares of Domtar by 15.9% in the 2nd quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP now owns 354,236 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $16,911,000 after purchasing an additional 48,612 shares in the last quarter. Green Square Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of Domtar in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $5,250,000. Acadian Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Domtar in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $56,384,000. Finally, World Asset Management Inc acquired a new position in shares of Domtar in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $211,000. 93.32% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Lam Research Corporation(LRCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) is not a well-known company. The semiconductor packaging equipment specialist is valued at just $1.65 billion, and it recorded just $809 million of revenue last year. That’s a much smaller number than those posted by semiconductor equipment giants like Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC), and Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Lam Research Co. (NASDAQ:LRCX) hit a new 52-week low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $153.19 and last traded at $155.21, with a volume of 131385 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $155.62.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Their picks: semiconductor-making machine maker Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX), social media player Snap Inc. (NYSE:SNAP), and transport major Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL). But as was the case last week, too, not all of these stocks to watch are necessarily ones they view as stocks to buy.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    And Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ: LRCX) EPS are expected to grow 21.4% in the next five years, putting on the brakes after more than 90% growth in the prior five years. The stock has been a laggard despite the bull market. The share price is more than 21% lower than at the beginning of the year. The company is scheduled to release its fiscal first-quarter results on October 16.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    As a result Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) and Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ: LRCX) were downgraded to Neutral from Buy on muted earnings growth, owing to softening WFE and limited operating leverage. At the same time, Merrill Lynch maintained a Buy on KLA-Tencor Corp. (NASDAQ: KLAC,) which is more defensive due to higher logic/foundry and technology exposure versus memory and production.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ: LRCX) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy and the price target was cut to $180 from $224 (versus a $155.40 close) by analyst Toshiya Hari at Goldman Sachs. The downgrade warns that semiconductor capex was going to face a larger fallout from a broad-based correction in 2019. Lam Research’s stock was trading down another 3.2% at $150.50 on Wednesday morning, and previously it had a consensus target price of $239.30. The shares are now down over 35% from the 52-week high.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(INO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Tuesday, small cap Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: INO) surged 22.63% after announcing that its synthetic vaccine approach using a collection of synthetic DNA antigens generated broad protective antibody responses against all major deadly strains of H1 influenza viruses from the last 100 years. This includes the virus that caused “Spanish Flu” in 1918. The study involved multiple animal models, including mice, guinea pigs and non-human primates. Given how bad flu season is this year, the announcement got plenty of attention as the following technical chart shows:  

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    HC Wainwright set a $13.00 target price on Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INO) in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:INO) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $11.25.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INO), a clinical-stage biotech developing new cancer therapies, are sliding after the company announced pricing details for a convertible debt offering. Investors upset about the terms have beaten the stock 19.4% lower as of 11:30 a.m. EST on Thursday.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Reading International Inc(RDI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Peel Hunt restated their buy rating on shares of RDI Reit (LON:RDI) in a report published on Thursday.

    RDI stock opened at GBX 32.50 ($0.42) on Thursday. RDI Reit has a fifty-two week low of GBX 33.25 ($0.43) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 40.95 ($0.53).

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Halliburton Company(HAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Country Trust Bank lifted its position in Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) by 14.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 471,759 shares of the oilfield services company’s stock after acquiring an additional 58,812 shares during the quarter. Country Trust Bank owned 0.05% of Halliburton worth $21,257,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    Though an under-the-radar name, KBR was the construction arm of oilfield services giant Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) before being spun off. With a consolidated market cap of $2.6 billion, KBR describes itself, per its website, as a “global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies… within the Government Services and Hydrocarbon sectors.”

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware grew its position in shares of Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) by 68.3% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 6,626 shares of the oilfield services company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,689 shares during the quarter. Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware’s holdings in Halliburton were worth $311,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Geopark Ltd(GPRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Lonestar Resources US (NYSE: GPRK) and GeoPark (NYSE:GPRK) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Geopark (NYSE:GPRK) in a research note published on Tuesday morning.

    “We expect the Street to raise its estimates once again on the back of these strong results.”,” the firm’s analyst wrote.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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A basket of Asian blue chips exposed to outbound Chinese tourism has outperformed the regional benchmark by more that 5 percentage points this year, according to Societe Generale SA.

A bunch of 44 stocks, including casino companies, retailers and transportation firms from Hong Kong, China, Japan and South Korea have benefited from the quadrupling in the number of outbound trips made by Chinese residents over the past decade, analysts including Wei Yao wrote in a note Wednesday.

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“The impressive growth in Chinese outbound tourism is one of the most convincing signs that China’s economic rebalancing is well under way,” the analysts said. “After a decade of exponential growth, China now accounts for over one-fifth of the world’s international tourism spending, twice as much as the next-biggest spender, the U.S.”

Top Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(INO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INO) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, May 9th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.36) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.14) by ($0.22). Inovio Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 292.06% and a negative return on equity of 72.04%. The company had revenue of $1.53 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.50 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted ($0.31) EPS. research analysts expect that Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc will post -1.2 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Tuesday, small capInovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: INO) surged 22.63% after announcingthat its synthetic vaccine approach using a collection of synthetic DNA antigens generated broad protective antibody responses against all major deadly strains of H1 influenza viruses from the last 100 years. This includesthe virus that caused Spanish Flu in 1918. The study involvedmultiple animal models, including mice, guinea pigs and non-human primates. Given how bad flu season is this year, the announcement got plenty of attention asthe following technical chart shows:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Skeptics might deride a comparison of Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:INO) and Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) as an exercise in finding the biggest loser. Both companies continue to post huge net losses every quarter, and their stocks are down by at least 30% over the last 12 months.

Top Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Opko Health Inc(OPK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Opko Health (OPK) : “I’ve been waiting for these guys to come back on the show and tell us why we should buy.”

    International Paper (IP) : “The stock is down big. I say at these prices it’s a good buy.”

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    Opko Health (OPK) : “The stock has been slow, and I think that’s a mistake.”

    Thor Industries (THO) : “They had expenses and inventory go up and it’s been hurt by both. Those are negatives.”

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Opko Health Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) dropped nearly 7% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $4.28 after closing at $4.60 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $9.01. Volume was around 7.7 million, nearly double the daily average of around 4.3 million. The company had no specific news.

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    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 18.6 percent to $46.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
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    Centennial Resource Development, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDEV) shares rose 8.1 percent to $21.06 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Opko Health
    Opko Health Inc.’s (NASDAQ: OPK) short interest rose about 2.8% from the previous period to more than 69.23 million shares on the most recent settlement date. That was the highest level of short interest so far this year and represented 21.3% of the total float. At the latest daily average trading volume, a year-to-date high, the number of days to cover figure slipped from 11 to 10. The 52-week trading range is $2.66 to $7.25.

Top Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Computer Programs and Systems Inc.(CPSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Computer Programs & Systems (NASDAQ: CPSI) and Perion Network Ltd Common Stock (NASDAQ:PERI) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation, one has given a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $30.80.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Millrace Asset Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund acquired 45,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,314,000. Millrace Asset Group Inc. owned about 0.32% of Computer Programs & Systems at the end of the most recent quarter.

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iRhythm Technologies (Pending:IRTC) intends to raise up to $86.25 million in
its IPO.

The company has a differentiated, long-term cardiac monitoring device that transmits data on patient heart activity.

While the company has not disclosed valuation, assuming it is in the neighborhood of $250 million, I would be in favor of the IPO stock.

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San Francisco-based iRhythm sells a medical device and related service that collects data on patient heart arrhythmias for clinical treatment purposes.

Hot Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(INO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: INO) shares were also up, gaining 24 percent to $8.84 following announcement of a clinical study for a HIV vaccine that had nearly 100 percent immune response.

  • [By William Patalon III]

    In a Private Briefing report in late July, we told you that tiny biotech Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: INO) had dosed its first patient in a Phase I clinical study to evaluate its synthetic vaccine for the Zika virus.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    A quick analysis of Inovio Pharmaceuticals’ (NASDAQ:INO) stock performance history shows plenty of twists and turns — from the company’s early biomedical days to its recent advances in developing a Zika virus vaccine. But this chart shows the story hasn’t been great for investors.

Hot Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Logitech International S.A.(LOGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    For his “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer once again sat down with Bracken Darrell, president and CEO of Logitech (LOGI) , the computer accessory maker with shares that are up 27% since Cramer last checked in back in November.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (USA) (NYSE: MCZ) shares were also up, gaining 35 percent to $0.260 as the company disclosed that it has sold its Saitek simulation product line to Logitech International SA (USA) (NASDAQ: LOGI) for $13 million in cash.

Hot Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Lockheed Martin Corporation(LMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    He recommends Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT), for example. On Tuesday, March 29, missile defense experts at Lockheed were officially tasked with building between 18 and 40 missile rocket interceptors to protect against incoming ballistic missile threats. That contract was worth $273.5 million.

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    LMT’s revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 1.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 3.1%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company’s bottom line, improving the earnings per share.

     

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    We rate LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP as a Buy with a ratings score of A. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. 

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) is the largest defense company on the planet as measured in market capitalization. It’s our No. 1 pick out of our top picks for several reasons. One is the breadth of its products and reach. It develops and manufactures security, defense, and technology products worldwide.

Hot Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: International Speedway Corporation(ISCA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    International Speedway Corp (NASDAQ: ISCA) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $146.09 million. International Speedway shares declined 1.65 percent to close at $36.26 yesterday.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    International Speedway Corp (NASDAQ: ISCA) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $146.09 million.

    Mitcham Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIND) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.36 per share on revenue of $10.99 million.

Hot Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Syngenta AG(SYT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Agri-Input Companies — Seeds/ Fertilizers/Pesticides Manufacturers

    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON): +68.82 percent since 2011. Syngenta AG (ADR) (NYSE: SYT): +56.26 percent since 2011. Mosaic Co (NYSE: MOS): -63.1 percent since 2011. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (USA) (NYSE: POT): -67.8 percent since 2011. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CF): +5.04 percent since 2011. Agrium Inc. (USA) (NYSE: AGU): +1.10 percent since 2011.

    Agri-Finance Companies

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Syngenta AG (SYT) CEO Erik Fyrwald said Wednesday that he was “entirely confident” the company’s $43 billion takeover by China National Chemical Corp. would close in the second quarter of this year and dismissed suggestions it would be disrupted by a third party.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now

Either low-income Americans became rich this Black Friday, or Wal-Mart’s (NYSE:WMT) marketers do not know what they are doing.

For years, $133,653 Cartier watches and expensive jewelry were sold in upper scale stores, where high income Americans prefer to shop on Black Friday. 

This year, Cartier watches are being sold on the Walmart.com site.

But who will buy them? Will high income Americans trade the upscale store for Wal-Mart’s site? That sounds very unlikely to me. Shopping for luxury items is usually more about the experience of shopping rather than about price.

What about Wal-Mart’s low-income shoppers? That’s unlikely, too, as they cannot afford items that sell at a hefty multiple of their annual income. Besides, some of Wal-Mart’s shoppers do not even use credit cards, so how can they purchase $133,653 watches on-line?

For more than three decades, Wal-Mart ruled the US retailing industry. Its large stores and everyday low prices were too much for smaller neighborhood stores and supermarkets. Result? They went out of business shortly after Wal-Mart invaded their turf.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: LKQ Corporation(LKQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Wednesday's regular session.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(INO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By William Patalon III]

    In a Private Briefing report in late July, we told you that tiny biotech Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: INO) had dosed its first patient in a Phase I clinical study to evaluate its synthetic vaccine for the Zika virus.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: INO) shares were also up, gaining 24 percent to $8.84 following announcement of a clinical study for a HIV vaccine that had nearly 100 percent immune response.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals(INO) are climbing today after the biotech company announced that it would begin testing a Zika vaccine in Puerto Rico. Maxim’sJason McCarthy andJason Kolbert have the details:

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    Inovio announced the initiation of a small clinical study (N=160) of its Zika vaccine, GLS-5700 (being developed with GeneOne Life Sciences), in Puerto Rico. It is estimated by the CDC that the Zika virus could infect more than 25% of the population of Puerto Rico by YE16.The study will evaluate safety, immunogenicity and early signs of efficacy in preventing Zika infection. Data are expected in 2017, and if positive, Inovio will discuss with regulators the best path forward.

    In addition, the phase I study of GLS-5700 (N=40) in the U.S. and Canada, which is the first in-human Zika vaccine study, is now fully enrolled. Data evaluating safety and immunogenicity are expected by YE16.

    Conclusion. With the Zika virus spreading, including to the U.S., there remains an urgent need for a vaccine. Inovio continues to demonstrate that the company’s DNA-based vaccine approach is safe and can rapidly transition to human studies.

    Shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticalshave gained 4.3% to $9.24 at 2:50 p.m. today, while the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) has dipped 0.3% to $284.29.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Merck & Company, Inc.(MRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK) is expected to share its latest quarterly earnings on Friday. The consensus estimates are$0.87 in EPS on $9.74 billion in revenue. Shares were at $62.63 at Fridays close, in a 52-week range of $57.18 to $66.80. The consensus price target is $69.70.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) dropped about 6.6% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $54.41 after closing at $58.24 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $66.80. Volume of around 32 million was about four times the daily average. The drug maker said it had withdrawn its application for approval of a key lung cancer treatment.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Jefferies analyst Jeffrey Holford and aren’t feeling too upbeat about pharmaceutical stocks in 2017, noting that politics, as well as pharmacy benefit managers, could put downward pressure on pricing. Then there are the weakening fundamentals. As a result, they cut their rating Merck (MRK) to Underperform from Hold…

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    That’s why Cramer said he’d use today’s weakness to buy Merck (MRK) , Eli Lilly (LLY) , Pfizer (PFE) and Allergan (AGN) , an Action Alerts PLUS holding.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Short story is, growth products are slowing and large net price increases are appearing increasingly unsustainable, even if the government doesn’t intervene. The innovation cycle appears to be in a waning period and, so far, large-caps with boatloads of cash seem to be hesitant to act. 2017 should have some excitement. We may finally see a successful registrational study in Alzheimer’s disease (Axovant Sciences’ (AXON) intepirdine or Merck’s (MRK) verubecestat), CAR T will finally get to plead its case, and we may find out once and for all if those ‘transformational’ PCSK9s are just that…

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) traded up 0.36% at $56.54. The stock’s 52-week range is $53.63 to $66.80. Volume was about 70% below the daily average of around 11.7 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Yesterday, ExxonMobil (XOM) reported earnings that didn’t do much to excite investors, and today its shares are falling again, making my bearish call from Jan. 14 look better and better. Strategas Research Partners’ Chris Verrone and team note that Exxon–the largest stock in the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) with a 16% weighting–continues to weigh on the energy sector:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of ExxonMobil have advanced 0.8% to $81.89 at 2:02 p.m. today, while the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) has advanced 0.4% to $68.07.

     

  • [By Craig Jones]

    Joe Tigay spoke on Bloomberg Markets about his trading strategy in Energy Select Sector SPDR (ETF) (NYSE: XLE).

    He said crude oil has been trading between $50 and $55 lately and every time it drops close to $50, domestic supply decreases and the price moves higher. He believes crude oil could move higher from its current price level and he wants to set up a bullish strategy. He wants to buy Energy Select Sector SPDR (ETF) shares and sell the April $73 call for $1.40.

  • [By ]

    When we compare the energy sectors recent run to the S&P 500, its not even close. The Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSE:XLE) has jumped more than 20% since Sept. 1. The S&P is up a little more than 10% over the same timeframe.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's Trading Nation, Andrew Keene of AlphaShark suggested a bearish options strategy in Energy Select Sector SPDR (ETF) (NYSE: XLE).

    He noticed that Energy Select Sector SPDR (ETF) broke out above its resistance, but he thinks it's a fake breakout, which is not going to hold. Keene wants to use options to fade the rally. He wants to buy the March 70/67 put spread for $1. The trade breaks even at $69 or 5.19 percent lower and it can maximally make a profit of $2 if the stock drops to $67 or lower.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Pretium Resources, Inc.(PVG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Pretium Resources (PVG) remains on target with its development of what will be a world-class gold mine in British Columbia. The Brucejack property is slated to begin commercial production in mid-2017.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Albemarle Corporation(ALB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    With an improving global economy, now is a great time to be a chemical company, Cramer told viewers, as he reiterated his favorites: Albemarle (ALB) and FMC Technology  (FMC) .

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Most investors interested in gaining exposure to the lithium space should stick with investing in one or more of the large players listed on a major U.S. stock exchange:Albemarle Corporation(NYSE:ALB), FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC), andSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile(NYSE:SQM), or SQM. Smaller players are speculative to varying degrees, and most are unprofitable.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Albemarle (ALB) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after beating fourth-quarter earnings and revenue forecasts.

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    Albemarle gained 9.8% to $101.50, while the S&P 500 dipped 0.3% to 2,363.64.

    Baird’s Ben Kallo and team liked what they saw from Albemarle:

    Reiterate Outperform rating after results beat and guidance exceeded estimates. ALB continues to see strong Lithium demand and pricing, expects Refining Solutions to return to earnings growth in 2017 driven by stronger HPC demand, and bolstered its balance sheet with the sale of Surface Treatment. Additionally, although Bromine is expected to be flat y/y, the segment should generate strong FCF for Lithium investment. We expect shares to trade higher as ALB continues to separate itself from specialty chemical comps with leading market positions and strong revenue growth.

    Albemarle’s market capitalization rose to $11.4 billion today from $10.4 billion yesterday.

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Wabash National Corporation(WNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of Wabash National Corporation (NYSE:WNC) jumped 10.1% in April, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the company reported its first-quarter 2017 results.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Jabil Circuit Inc.(JBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Analysts expect Jabil Circuit, Inc. (NYSE: JBL) to post its quarterly earnings at $0.60 per share on revenue of $4.50 billion. Jabil Circuit shares fell 0.83 percent to close at $21.42 yesterday.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Jabil Circuit, Inc. (NYSE: JBL) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.60 per share on revenue of $4.50 billion.

    Guess?, Inc. (NYSE: GES) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.58 per share on revenue of $657.59 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    And Jabil Inc. (NYSE: JBL) will report its fiscal first-quarter results on Thursday. The consensus estimates are EPS of $0.79 and revenue of $5.5 billion. Shares traded at $27.88 on Friday’s close, in a 52-week range of $21.31 to $31.70. The consensus price target is $32.23.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Meritage Corporation(MTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    WhenMeritage Homes Corp(NYSE:MTH) last reported earnings to wrap up fiscal 2016, it left investors with reason to be concerned. The company finished the year with strong 15% home-closing revenue growth in the fourth quarter, 19% home-closing revenue growth for the full year, and a 15% jump in earnings per share for the year. Unfortunately, the homebuilder reported that its unit sales, and that its backlog of homes on order, were down from the year-ago period in the fourth quarter — not a positive metric considering the general strength of the new homes market and the company’s success in expanding and growing in recent years.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Unilife Corporation(UNIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Unilife Corp (NASDAQ: UNIS) shares dropped 76 percent to $0.295. Unilife reduced its workforce by 51 employees and expects to record charge of $0.6 million.