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Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019

They’ve each crafted massive consumer-facing businesses that, over the decades, have delivered awesome returns for long-term shareholders. However, both Procter & Gamble and Pepsi are struggling with market share losses today that have caused Wall Street to turn more pessimistic about their growth outlooks.

The good news is that this sour mood has pushed dividend yields to nearly 4% for these blue chip stocks. But which one might make the better investment today? Let’s take a closer look.

P&G vs. Pepsi

Company Market Cap Sales Growth Operating Profit Margin Dividend Yield
Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) $183 billion 2% 15.7% 3.9%
PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP) $137 billion 2% 16.5% 3.8%

Data sources: Company financial filings. Sales growth excludes acquisitions and divestments and is on a constant-currency basis for the past complete fiscal year.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Antares Pharma, Inc.(ATRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Shares of Antares Pharma (NASDAQ:ATRS) were up 11.8% at 3:12 p.m. EDT on Monday after the company announced a deal with Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) to develop a combination drug-device rescue pen.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Antares Pharma (NASDAQ:ATRS) was downgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Friday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Antares Pharma (NASDAQ:ATRS) was upgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Antares Pharma (NASDAQ:ATRS) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    HC Wainwright set a $5.00 price objective on Antares Pharma (NASDAQ:ATRS) in a research report released on Friday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock.

  • [By ]

    Antares Pharma (Nasdaq: ATRS), the smallest company in the top five, is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing and manufacturing proprietary delivery technology methods (such as self-injection systems for its partner pharmaceutical and biotech companies). This company’s expected growth makes it potentially attractive in terms of valuation, although ATRS depends on its partner companies for much of its future potential.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Abbott Laboratories(ABT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Keith Speights, and Sean Williams]

    Investors looking for growth should still like AbbVie despite its Rova-T challenges. Income-seeking investors have just as much to like. AbbVie’s dividend yield currently stands just a notch below 4%. The company has increased its dividend payout by a whopping 140% since it was spun off from parent Abbott Labs (NYSE:ABT) in 2013.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Summit Securities Group LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 57,500 shares of the healthcare product maker’s stock, valued at approximately $3,507,000. Abbott Laboratories makes up about 0.5% of Summit Securities Group LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 22nd largest position.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. reduced its position in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) by 4.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 7,028,813 shares of the healthcare product maker’s stock after selling 298,676 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned 0.40% of Abbott Laboratories worth $428,688,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By ]

    Drug companies Eli Lilly (LLY) gained about 2%, Pfizer (PFE) added 1.3%, Abbott Laboratories (ABT) rose 1.2% and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) advanced by 1.4% after the president promised lower list prices, less costs for patients and more competition among the drug makers.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Credit Suisse Asset Management Income Fund, Inc.(CIK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Credit Suisse AM Inc Fund Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:CIK) announced a monthly dividend on Wednesday, June 27th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, July 11th will be given a dividend of 0.0225 per share on Tuesday, July 17th. This represents a $0.27 annualized dividend and a yield of 8.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, July 10th. This is an increase from Credit Suisse AM Inc Fund’s previous monthly dividend of $0.02.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: RXI Pharmaceuticals Corporation(RXII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    New Research Study on Connective Tissue Growth Factor Market 2018 to 2025 (morningoutlook.com) Hypoxia Inducible Factor 1 Alpha Market Pipeline Therapeutics H1, 2018 Product Description, Mechanism of Action … (exclusiveherald.com) Human Papillomavirus Associated Diseases Market Pipeline Therapeutics 2018 Drug Description, Target Finding, and … (thefreenewsman.com) Warts Market Therapeutic Pipeline H1, Drugs, Diagnostics, Vaccines and Preventive Technologies (newspublicist.com) Brokerages Anticipate RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp (RXII) to Post -$0.56 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of RXi Pharmaceuticals traded down $0.01, hitting $2.24, on Tuesday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. 55,400 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 275,015. The company has a market capitalization of $9.96 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -0.53 and a beta of 1.15. RXi Pharmaceuticals has a one year low of $1.90 and a one year high of $7.70.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) shares rose 67.5 percent to $49.96 in pre-market trading after Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced plans to acquire ARMO BioSciences for $50 per share.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) rose 62.8 percent to $11.30 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) rose 23.4 percent to $2.11 in pre-market trading following announcement that the company will pre-specify new subgroup with the FDA and report Phase 3 Part B results in June.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) rose 19.1 percent to $5.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 17.7 percent to $2.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 15.2 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after French company Total announced plans to acquire 25 percent stake in Clean Energy Fuels for $83.4 million.
    Everspin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRAM) rose 14.6 percent to $8.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported strong results for its first quarter.
    Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA) shares rose 11 percent to $27.50 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 sales.
    Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ: RUN) rose 8.9 percent to $10.70 in pre-market trading following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MediciNova, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNOV) rose 8.1 percent to $11.35 in pre-market trading after the company announced opening of Investigational New Drug Application for MN-166 (ibudilast) in glioblastoma.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) shares rose 7.7 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company reported that its President and CEO Hannes Portmann left the company. The company named Raymond Threlkeld as successor.
    Otter Tail Corporation (NASDAQ: OTTR) shares rose 7.4 percent to $46.60 in the pre-market trading session.
    Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIMX) shares rose
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares rose 44.7 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 23.2 percent to $65.01 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) rose 17 percent to $13.55 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) rose 13.8 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the FDA Advisory Committee voted in favor of WAYLIVRA for the treatment of familial chylomicronemia syndrome.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 9.4 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a collaboration with Iovance Biotherapeutics.
    ViewRay, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRAY) rose 13.7 percent to $8.80 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT) rose 5.6 percent to $32.00 in pre-market trading after falling 2.26 percent on Thursday.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5.6 percent to $9.30 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) rose 4.7 percent to $47.50 in pre-market trading.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 4.2 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS) shares rose 3.7 percent to $11.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 earnings.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

    Get RXi Pharmaceuticals alerts:

    Intercellular Adhesion Molecule 1 Market Pipeline Review H1 Products in Clinical Stage, Methodology, therapeutic … (talkinvestor.com) Hypoxia Inducible Factor 1 Alpha Market Research Report H1: Drug Profile, Top Industry Intelligence and Therapeutic … (thestockanalysis.com) Connective Tissue Growth Factor Market Opportunities, Demands, Size, Share, Trends, Industry Sales Area and Its … (trueindustrynews.com) Global Connective Tissue Growth Factor Market 2018 – Manufacturing Analysis and Development Forecast 2025 (trueindustrynews.com) Zacks: Analysts Expect RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp (RXII) to Announce -$0.56 EPS (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of RXi Pharmaceuticals stock traded down $0.04 on Tuesday, hitting $1.92. The company had a trading volume of 27,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 258,173. The stock has a market capitalization of $8.21 million, a PE ratio of -0.46 and a beta of 1.20. RXi Pharmaceuticals has a 52 week low of $1.90 and a 52 week high of $7.70.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Home Bancorp, Inc.(HBCP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ: BNCL) and Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media stories about Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) 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. Home Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the bank an impact score of 47.6769620242767 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.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Intuit Inc.(INTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    With bitcoin prices now at their highest levels since March at above $9,200, former Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) and Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PYPL) CEO Bill Harris wrote an op-ed piece for Recode in which he called bitcoin “the greatest scam in history.” Harris said cryptocurrencies are massive pump-and-dump schemes and fraud artists are taking advantage of cryptocurrency investors naivety and greed. He added that bitcoin has no intrinsic value, isn't an effective store of value and isn't accepted by the vast majority of businesses, making it virtually useless as a means of payment.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    With the big news that Intuit’s (NASDAQ:INTU) CEO and CTO are both stepping down at the end of the year, it’s easy to overlook the company’s fourth-quarter results. As the two executives get ready to head out the door, Intuit posted expectation-crushing numbers, including strong double-digit growth in both its small-business and self-employed segment and its consumer segment.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Financial software specialist Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) reports fiscal 2018 fourth-quarter results later this month.

    Expectations for the period are high. Setting the stage for an impressive finish to fiscal 2018, management gave its revenue guidance for the year a significant boost. And adding further pressure for a good fiscal fourth quarter is the fact that shares of Intuit have risen 54% in the past twelve months and 34% year to date, crushing the overall market’s returns.

  • [By Matt Krantz]

    Most brokerage firms will allow you to access papers online. Not only is that tidier, but it’s also more secure. Also, software like Quicken and online services like Personal Capital and Intuit’s (NASDAQ:INTU) Mint are much better than paper at pulling together all of your accounts, so you can see how much you have.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) has been on a roll this year and hits all the metrics in the technology sector for accounting needs. The company is a provider of business and financial management solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, financial institutions, consumers and accounting professionals. Products and services include TurboTax, QuickBooks, Quicken, small business financial management and payroll processing, personal finance and tax preparation and filing and online banking services through its Digital Insight acquisition. Intuit also offers products on a software as a service (SaaS) platform across all its business divisions.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019

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One deal was for $4.3 billion to purchase Tibco Software. Another was a $6.5 billion acquisition of Solera. In the last eight years, Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm based in Austin, Tex., has conducted 204 software acquisitions, more than Google, Oracle, or any tech company or financial firm in the world. The deals involve companies that sell business software to just about every industry, ranging from banks and hospitals to school districts and nonprofits.

The man behind this deal machine is Brian Sheth, the 42-year-old president of Vista Equity. Sheth co-founded Vista in 2000 with Robert Smith, Vista&a;rsquo;s CEO. The duo formed a tight partnership and work together closely, but Sheth has been overseeing most of Vista&a;rsquo;s deal-making activities in recent years. That means no person on the planet is overseeing more software deals than Sheth. His estimated net worth is $2 billion.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Ambarella, Inc.(AMBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Ambarella Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA) is expected to report its fiscal first-quarter results on Tuesday. The analysts consensus forecast is EPS of $0.09 on $56.14 million in revenue. Shares were changing hands at $49.15 as last week came to a close. The consensus price target is $59.38, and the stock has a 52-week range of $40.06 to $66.23.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Investors’ enthusiasm for Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA)came crashing down after the video-processing-chip specialist’s fiscal first-quarter performance didn’t do much to dispel fears that it was finding it difficult to grow despite operating in verticals that promise a lot of opportunities.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    In light of this, investors are presented with a choice: invest in a well-established leader like Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) or an upstart looking to make waves with new innovation like Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA). Which one you buy will have a lot to do with how much uncertainty you can stomach.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    On the other side of the overreaction coin, video-processing chipmaker Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA)dropped a whopping 13% on its quarterly report, but the company’s long-term outlook is a bit less rosy. The mysterious JPHathAzon healthcare company has reportedly decided on a CEO, but further details haven’t yet been released. And Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon are weighing in on quarterly expectations culture. Click play and find out more.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Chipmakers Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA) and AMD’s (NASDAQ:AMD) fortunes diverged sharply this year. Ambarella’s stock tumbled over 25%, due to concerns about its slowing sales growth and its ability to keep up with technological shifts, while AMD rallied nearly 60% as investors cheered its comeback against Intel (NASDAQ:INTC).

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Celestica, Inc.(CLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of small cap Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM), a previous Elite Opportunity Pro (EOP) newsletter suggestion as the next breakout stock, andmid cap Flextronics International being bigger winners (albeit FLEX has steadily risen for two years while SANM has already peaked) compared with the moderately positive performance of mid cap Jabil Circuit, Inc (NYSE: JBL) and small cap Celestica Inc (NYSE: CLS):

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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    Global White Box Server Market Trend 2018- Quanta, Wistron, Inventec, Hon Hai, MiTAC, Celestica, Super Micro … (nwctrail.com) Taking Aim at Celestica Inc (CLS) Shares (parkcitycaller.com) When to Buy Opportunity? Celestica Inc. (CLS) (nysestocks.review) Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) Market 2018: Global Analysis by Key Players Foxconn, Flextronics, Celestica (industrytoday.co.uk) Riveting Stock Watch: Celestica Inc. (TSX:CLS) Earnings Growth in the Spotlight (derbynewsjournal.com)

    A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. TheStreet upgraded Celestica from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Monday, May 7th. Zacks Investment Research cut Celestica from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Royal Bank of Canada upped their price objective on Celestica from $11.00 to $12.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Monday, April 30th. Finally, Beacon Securities reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Celestica in a research note on Monday, January 29th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $13.27.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp lessened its holdings in Celestica Inc (NYSE:CLS) (TSE:CLS) by 18.7% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,492,435 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 343,300 shares during the period. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp owned 1.20% of Celestica worth $19,894,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Cerner Corporation(CERN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Simulations Plus (NASDAQ: SLP) and Cerner (NASDAQ:CERN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    New York State Teachers Retirement System lifted its holdings in Cerner (NASDAQ:CERN) by 1.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 460,773 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,011 shares during the quarter. New York State Teachers Retirement System owned 0.14% of Cerner worth $26,725,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Keith Speights]

    Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) and Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) stand out as two of the top providers of these healthcare systems. Veeva has definitely been the bigger winner lately, with its stock soaring nearly 40% so far in 2018. Meanwhile, Cerner stock is down more than 10% year to date.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Intuit Inc.(INTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    With its fiscal third-quarter earnings report behind it, it’s clear that Intuit’s (NASDAQ:INTU) momentumhas persisted. Not only did the financial software company report double-digit revenue growth in its consumer group and its small-business and self-employed group, but management also raised its outlook for fiscal 2018 revenue, operating income, and earnings per share. Fueled by a well-executed tax season, Intuit benefited from strength in its do-it-yourself returns and higher average revenue per return.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    This has major financial institutions issuing warnings ahead of one of the biggest technological shifts in the history of the world.

    The Top Cryptocurrency Stories for Wednesday
    Yesterday, one of Bitcoin’s biggest proponents once again released an extremely bullish outlook on the cryptocurrency. Billionaire investor Tim Draper said Tuesday that “Bitcoin is bigger than the Internet,” and he also said its influence will be even bigger than the Industrial Revolution, the Renaissance, and the Iron Age. The statement comes after he released a recent price target of $250,000 by 2022. Not everyone is buying into Bitcoin’s post-tax season rally. Bill Harris, the former CEO of PayPal Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: PYPL) and Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU), sounded off Tuesday in an op-ed piece titled “Bitcoin Is the Greatest Scam in History.” Harris called the cryptocurrency a “colossal pump-and-dump scheme” that has no precedent on the world stage. Bitcoin proponents immediately took to social media and online blogs to refute Harris’ arguments. Forbes contributor Kyle Torpey vented that Harris’ focus was misguided and took special issue with his claim that “Bitcoin has no value.” The crypto world has identified JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon as public enemy No. 1. Computer security pioneer and cryptocurrency guruJohn McAfeecalled out Dimon for attempting – and failing – to “end crypto.” McAfee lobbed a slew of accusations at the big banker via Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR). Finally, it wouldn’t be another day in the cryptocurrency markets without another unprovoked threat to Bitcoin. The latest comes from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In a recent issue of the MIT Technology Review, writers presented three scenarios that could “destroy Bitcoin.” The scenarios include a “government takeover” of the cryptocurrency, the “tokenization of everything” that involves a massive influx of tokens and makes Bitcoin less valuable, and a mas

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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    After the markets close, Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $4.6 per share on revenue of $2.80 billion. Intuit shares gained 0.08 percent to $191.85 in after-h

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    Notable Earnings

    Advance Auto Parts, Inc (NYSE: AAP) Q1 premarket
    AutoZone, Inc (NYSE: AZO) Q3 premarket
    Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE: KSS) Q1 premarket
    The TJX Companies, Inc (NYSE: TJX) Q1 premarket
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE: HPE) Q2 after hours
    Intuit Inc (NASDAQ: INTU) Q3 after hours
    Urban Outfitters, Inc (NASDAQ: URBN) Q1 after hours

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Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Arc Wireless Solutions Inc.(ARCW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    CIRCOR International (NYSE: CIR) and ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Watts Water Technologies (NYSE: WTS) and ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ARC Group WorldWide earned a news sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 45.8235732272447 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Barnes Group (NYSE: B) and ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

Top Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now

Alternative asset managers quietly manage trillions of dollars around the world, but very few people have access to their funds. Ordinary investors are more likely to own index funds, or mutual funds managed by companies like T. Rowe Pricerather than private funds from the likes of Oaktree Capital Groupthat are more common among the ultra-wealthy.

In this segment from Industry Focus: Financials, join The Motley Fool’s Gaby Lapera and Jordan Wathen for a brief discussion on who invests in these exclusive funds, and how alternative asset managers make money managing the money of the super rich.

A full transcript follows the video.

This video was recorded on April 24, 2017.

Gaby Lapera: Generally,

it’s not your average investor who’sgiving money to these alternative asset managers. It’s super-wealthy individuals or families, pension funds, and,am I forgetting someone? I feel like I am.

Top Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.(TDS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TokenDesk (CURRENCY:TDS) traded 10.5% lower against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 22:00 PM Eastern on May 23rd. One TokenDesk token can currently be bought for about $0.0987 or 0.00001299 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. During the last seven days, TokenDesk has traded down 43.2% against the US dollar. TokenDesk has a total market cap of $0.00 and $23,424.00 worth of TokenDesk was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TokenDesk (CURRENCY:TDS) traded down 6.1% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on June 21st. TokenDesk has a total market cap of $908,489.00 and $445,110.00 worth of TokenDesk was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, TokenDesk has traded down 48.1% against the dollar. One TokenDesk token can now be bought for about $0.0884 or 0.00001315 BTC on popular exchanges.

Top Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Laredo Petroleum, Inc.(LPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of oil producers Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI) and SM Energy (NYSE:SM), as well as units ofGolar LNG Partners LP (NASDAQ:GMLP), an MLPthat owns liquified natural gas carriers and floating storage and regasification units, all declined by double digits by Friday afternoon. Lower oil prices weighed on the first two, while an analyst downgrade was the culprit in the latter.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Oil has continued its remarkable rise this year, rallying another 10%, to more than $65 a barrel in the U.S. That rebound has taken most oil stocks up with it. However, a handful managed to lose ground this year, including Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI), Concho Resources (NYSE:CXO), and Cimarex Energy (NYSE:XEC), which are all down double digits. That sell-off makes them worth a closer look.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

Top Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Intuit Inc.(INTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $213.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “We are optimistic on Intuit’s growing SMB exposure and believe that its strategic acquisitions will fortify this segment. Due to the continuously emerging new technologies and current market trends, cloud-based business and financial software solutions have been gaining momentum. As Intuit is already a market leader in this segment, the increased adoption helped it gain new customers, in turn, boosting the overall performance. Estimates have been stable for Intuit of late. Moreover, the company’s strategy of shifting its business to cloud-based subscription model will help generate more stable revenues over the long run. Intuit’s shares have outperformed the industry in a year’s time.”

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    However, my stock pick in the high-switching-costs category is not a bank, though it’s involved in financial services. I believeIntuit(NASDAQ:INTU) offers particularly “sticky” services. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps its two biggest products do: TurboTax and QuickBooks.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Find out what's going on in today's market and bring any questions you have to Benzinga's PreMarket Prep.

    After the markets close, Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $4.6 per share on revenue of $2.80 billion. Intuit shares gained 0.08 percent to $191.85 in after-h

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    For more-robust or mature businesses, Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) offers QuickBooks Point of Sale. This product is a more traditional POS that can do everything from inventory tracking to tying in with your record-keeping and customer rewards program.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU)Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay 22, 2017, 4:30 p.m. ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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    Fear & Loading: UpdateGunsite and Intuit Come to Terms (americanrifleman.org) Report: Intuit suddenly stops processing credit card payments on gun-related sales (twitchy.com) Intuit agrees to reimburse firearm facility after cutting credit service (nypost.com) Stock’s Current Update Intuit Inc. (INTU) (stockmarketstop.com) Investor Watch on Shares of Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU): Shares Moving 0.038556077% From the Open (stocknewscaller.com)

    NASDAQ INTU traded down $0.12 on Friday, reaching $208.96. 2,172,493 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,434,709. The firm has a market capitalization of $53.32 billion, a P/E ratio of 55.43, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.88 and a beta of 1.16. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a current ratio of 1.05. Intuit has a fifty-two week low of $130.26 and a fifty-two week high of $210.19.

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Neogen Corporation(NEOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    NEO GOLD (CURRENCY:NEOG) traded 15.8% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on June 10th. Over the last seven days, NEO GOLD has traded down 19.5% against the U.S. dollar. One NEO GOLD token can now be purchased for about $0.0011 or 0.00000017 BTC on popular exchanges. NEO GOLD has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $66.00 worth of NEO GOLD was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    NEO GOLD (CURRENCY:NEOG) traded 3.7% lower against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 16:00 PM ET on May 21st. NEO GOLD has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $162.00 worth of NEO GOLD was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One NEO GOLD token can currently be bought for about $0.0019 or 0.00000023 BTC on major exchanges. Over the last seven days, NEO GOLD has traded 10.9% lower against the US dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Trinity Biotech (NASDAQ: TRIB) and Neogen (NASDAQ:NEOG) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch 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 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%.

  • [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 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.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Intuit Inc.(INTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) had its price target raised by equities research analysts at JPMorgan Chase from $176.00 to $185.00 in a research report issued on Wednesday. The brokerage presently has a “neutral” rating on the software maker’s stock. JPMorgan Chase’s target price points to a potential downside of 2.91% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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    Fear & Loading: UpdateGunsite and Intuit Come to Terms (americanrifleman.org) Report: Intuit suddenly stops processing credit card payments on gun-related sales (twitchy.com) Intuit agrees to reimburse firearm facility after cutting credit service (nypost.com) Stock’s Current Update Intuit Inc. (INTU) (stockmarketstop.com) Investor Watch on Shares of Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU): Shares Moving 0.038556077% From the Open (stocknewscaller.com)

    NASDAQ INTU traded down $0.12 on Friday, reaching $208.96. 2,172,493 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,434,709. The firm has a market capitalization of $53.32 billion, a P/E ratio of 55.43, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.88 and a beta of 1.16. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a current ratio of 1.05. Intuit has a fifty-two week low of $130.26 and a fifty-two week high of $210.19.

  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Tuesday
    Notable Earnings

    Advance Auto Parts, Inc (NYSE: AAP) Q1 premarket
    AutoZone, Inc (NYSE: AZO) Q3 premarket
    Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE: KSS) Q1 premarket
    The TJX Companies, Inc (NYSE: TJX) Q1 premarket
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE: HPE) Q2 after hours
    Intuit Inc (NASDAQ: INTU) Q3 after hours
    Urban Outfitters, Inc (NASDAQ: URBN) Q1 after hours

    IPOs

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Stifel Nicolaus upgraded shares of Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Monday, Marketbeat reports. They currently have $240.00 price objective on the software maker’s stock, up from their prior price objective of $197.00.

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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 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc(AHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc (NYSE:AHT) Director Alan Tallis sold 10,000 shares of Ashford Hospitality Trust stock in a transaction on Friday, June 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.01, for a total transaction of $80,100.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen analysts that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 2,363 ($31.46).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc (NYSE:AHT) rose 2.3% during trading on Thursday after Robert W. Baird raised their price target on the stock from $7.00 to $8.00. Robert W. Baird currently has a neutral rating on the stock. Ashford Hospitality Trust traded as high as $7.87 and last traded at $7.95. Approximately 82,420 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 87% from the average daily volume of 610,626 shares. The stock had previously closed at $7.77.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bowhead (AHT) is a proof-of-work (PoW) token that uses the Ethash hashing algorithm. It launched on July 8th, 2017. Bowhead’s total supply is 100,000,000 tokens and its circulating supply is 8,000,000 tokens. Bowhead’s official Twitter account is @Ahooleeman and its Facebook page is accessible here. The official website for Bowhead is bowheadhealth.com.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Crestwood Equity Partners LP(CEQP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Four that stand out are Crestwood Equity Partners (NYSE:CEQP), TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP), Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BIP), and W.P. Carey (NYSE:WPC). Not only does each currently offer more than double the yield of the average bank CD and stock in the S&P, but those income streams are likely to grow in the coming years.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The best high-yield stocks share three common characteristics: They generate steady cash flow, have a conservative payout ratio, and possess a solid balance sheet. Three companies that comfortably fit that profile are Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD), MPLX (NYSE:MPLX), andCrestwood Equity Partners (NYSE:CEQP). Not only that, but this trio of midstreammaster limited partnerships(MLPs) takes things a step further by having visible growth coming down the pipeline, which makes them excellent income stocks to buy right now.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Luzich Partners LLC raised its position in shares of Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE:CEQP) by 5.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 581,601 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after acquiring an additional 28,640 shares during the period. Crestwood Equity Partners makes up about 14.6% of Luzich Partners LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 2nd largest position. Luzich Partners LLC’s holdings in Crestwood Equity Partners were worth $14,889,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    While Crestwood Equity Partners (NYSE:CEQP) isn’t a well-known name, it should be, especially by income-seeking investors. That’s because the high-yielding master limited partnership (MLP) offers an increasingly compelling combination of current income and future upside backed by strong financial metrics and clearly visible growth prospects. The company’s strong core and upside potential was on full display during the first quarter, which once again showed that this is an excellentincome stock to own for the long haul.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Crestwood Equity Partners’ (NYSE:CEQP) first-quarter results once again showed that it’s heading in the right direction. As a result, the company is on pace to create significant value for investors over the next couple of years. That was the key message CEO Bob Phillips wanted to get across on the accompanying conference call, where he laid out four reasons why he thinks the company is an extremely compelling investment opportunity right now.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE:CEQP) isn’t a household name, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth getting to know a little better. In fact, the midstream partnership is working with a few companies you may have heard of before, like New York utility Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE:ED). And while leverage is an issue to watch, partnering up with companies like Con Ed should allow Crestwood to keep growing while keeping leverage to a minimum. Here’s some of the details you’ll want to know if Crestwood’s 7.5% distribution yield interests you.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Leading Brands Inc(LBIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about Leading Brands (NASDAQ:LBIX) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Leading Brands earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 46.3549545541136 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Balchem Corporation(BCPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. boosted its stake in Balchem Co. (NASDAQ:BCPC) by 656.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 55,180 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 47,884 shares during the period. Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. owned about 0.17% of Balchem worth $4,510,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Balchem Co. (NASDAQ:BCPC) hit a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The company traded as low as $97.20 and last traded at $96.87, with a volume of 107919 shares. The stock had previously closed at $96.52.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its position in shares of Balchem Co. (NASDAQ:BCPC) by 20.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 73,196 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 12,487 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s holdings in Balchem were worth $5,985,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Nearly every business Balchem(NASDAQ:BCPC) is in has seen strong growth in 2018, and that’s driving the company’s financial results higher. Fracking is seeing the biggest growth, but human and animal health continue to be great businesses for the company.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Balchem Co. (NASDAQ:BCPC) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $96.61 and last traded at $96.33, with a volume of 2460 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $95.08.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: NTN Buzztime, Inc.(NTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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    NASDAQ PEIX traded down $0.05 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $3.10. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 201,540 shares, compared to its average volume of 407,376. The stock has a market capitalization of $141.29 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -3.65 and a beta of 2.03. Pacific Ethanol has a 1-year low of $2.75 and a 1-year high of $7.50. The company has a current ratio of 2.24, a quick ratio of 1.51 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Citizens Financial Group, Inc.(CFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) insider Randall J. Black sold 792 shares of Citizens Financial Group stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.49, for a total value of $32,860.08. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 34,258 shares in the company, valued at $1,421,364.42. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE: CFG) shares were down Tuesday, dragged by macro concerns following the rise in Italian sovereign debt yields and a 14-basis point decline in the 10-year U.S. treasury yield.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    M&T Bank Corp lowered its stake in Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) by 38.5% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 52,349 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 32,830 shares during the quarter. M&T Bank Corp’s holdings in Citizens Financial Group were worth $2,198,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Hooker Furniture Corporation(HOFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Hooker Furniture (NASDAQ:HOFT) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallJun. 5, 2018 3:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hooker Furniture (NASDAQ: HOFT) and Flexsteel Industries (NASDAQ:FLXS) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) and Hooker Furniture (NASDAQ:HOFT) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Press coverage about Hooker Furniture (NASDAQ:HOFT) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Hooker Furniture earned a news impact score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.2727604348836 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.

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Privately held Vineyard Vines is the subject of an &l;a href=&q;http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenbertoni/2018/04/10/how-vineyard-vines-built-a-giant-brand-without-raising-a-penny-of-equity&q;&g;entrepreneurial tale&l;/a&g; in the April 30 issue of &l;em&g;Forbes&l;/em&g;. What does its success tell investors about the public market for apparel manufacturers and apparel vendors? It might remind us that any business going from cold to hot overnight could just as easily go the other way. Such fashionable outfits as Abercrombie &a;amp; Fitch, the Limited and Wet Seal were once hot and then not so hot.

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Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Caesars Entertainment Corporation(CZR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Earnings season begins this week, withWynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) reporting on Tuesday, April 24, Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS)on Wednesday, and MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM)on Thursday. Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR) will report on May 2 with Melco Resorts (NASDAQ:MLCO) to follow later in May.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Loomis Sayles & Co. L P reduced its position in Caesars Entertainment Co. Common Stock (NASDAQ:CZR) by 8.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 2,472,361 shares of the company’s stock after selling 221,954 shares during the period. Loomis Sayles & Co. L P’s holdings in Caesars Entertainment Co. Common Stock were worth $27,814,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Others
    Rounding out the top 10 were Caesars Entertainment Corp. (NASDAQ: CZR), Mattel Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT), Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SGYP), and Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MU). The standout stock here was Micron, with a drop of nearly 8% in the number of its shares short. Short interest moves in the others were modest.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    The other two casinos in the state, Bally’s and Harrah’s, are Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR) properties, and only Bally’s does not have a branded online site.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Casinos and gaming suppliers are tripping over themselves to show how excited they are about the Supreme Court overturning a law that banned sports betting in every state in the U.S. except Nevada. Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR), MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM), and Scientific Games (NASDAQ:SGMS) all released statements in support of the potential of expanded sports betting with Scientific Games saying it could be the “greatest wave of gaming expansion in the United States in the past 20 years.”

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc(LOAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) fell 13.2 percent to $10.95 in pre-market trading after dropping 1.33 percent on Friday.
    Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE: SAN) shares fell 8.7 percent to $5.33 in pre-market trading after declining 2.83 percent on Friday.
    Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) fell 8 percent to $32.75 in the pre-market trading session.
    AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE: AER) shares fell 7.4 percent to $51.17 in pre-market trading.
    Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: INO) fell 7.4 percent to $4.54 in pre-market trading.
    Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) fell 7 percent to $31.83 in pre-market trading.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares fell 6.5 percent to $30.29 in pre-market trading after dropping 10.60 percent on Friday.
    Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOAN) fell 6.2 percent to $6.85 in pre-market trading.
    RedHill Biopharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: RDHL) fell 6 percent to $6.67 in pre-market trading.
    QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE: QEP) shares fell 5.8 percent to $11.45 in pre-market trading after dropping 6.75 percent on Friday.
    Noah Holdings Limited (NYSE: NOAH) fell 5.5 percent to $61.53 in pre-market trading.
    CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI) shares fell 5.2 percent to $11.70 in pre-market trading

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Intuit Inc.(INTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $213.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “We are optimistic on Intuit’s growing SMB exposure and believe that its strategic acquisitions will fortify this segment. Due to the continuously emerging new technologies and current market trends, cloud-based business and financial software solutions have been gaining momentum. As Intuit is already a market leader in this segment, the increased adoption helped it gain new customers, in turn, boosting the overall performance. Estimates have been stable for Intuit of late. Moreover, the company’s strategy of shifting its business to cloud-based subscription model will help generate more stable revenues over the long run. Intuit’s shares have outperformed the industry in a year’s time.”

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    This has major financial institutions issuing warnings ahead of one of the biggest technological shifts in the history of the world.

    The Top Cryptocurrency Stories for Wednesday
    Yesterday, one of Bitcoin’s biggest proponents once again released an extremely bullish outlook on the cryptocurrency. Billionaire investor Tim Draper said Tuesday that “Bitcoin is bigger than the Internet,” and he also said its influence will be even bigger than the Industrial Revolution, the Renaissance, and the Iron Age. The statement comes after he released a recent price target of $250,000 by 2022. Not everyone is buying into Bitcoin’s post-tax season rally. Bill Harris, the former CEO of PayPal Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: PYPL) and Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU), sounded off Tuesday in an op-ed piece titled “Bitcoin Is the Greatest Scam in History.” Harris called the cryptocurrency a “colossal pump-and-dump scheme” that has no precedent on the world stage. Bitcoin proponents immediately took to social media and online blogs to refute Harris’ arguments. Forbes contributor Kyle Torpey vented that Harris’ focus was misguided and took special issue with his claim that “Bitcoin has no value.” The crypto world has identified JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon as public enemy No. 1. Computer security pioneer and cryptocurrency guruJohn McAfeecalled out Dimon for attempting – and failing – to “end crypto.” McAfee lobbed a slew of accusations at the big banker via Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR). Finally, it wouldn’t be another day in the cryptocurrency markets without another unprovoked threat to Bitcoin. The latest comes from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In a recent issue of the MIT Technology Review, writers presented three scenarios that could “destroy Bitcoin.” The scenarios include a “government takeover” of the cryptocurrency, the “tokenization of everything” that involves a massive influx of tokens and makes Bitcoin less valuable, and a mas

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    However, my stock pick in the high-switching-costs category is not a bank, though it’s involved in financial services. I believeIntuit(NASDAQ:INTU) offers particularly “sticky” services. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps its two biggest products do: TurboTax and QuickBooks.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    With bitcoin prices now at their highest levels since March at above $9,200, former Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) and Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PYPL) CEO Bill Harris wrote an op-ed piece for Recode in which he called bitcoin “the greatest scam in history.” Harris said cryptocurrencies are massive pump-and-dump schemes and fraud artists are taking advantage of cryptocurrency investors naivety and greed. He added that bitcoin has no intrinsic value, isn't an effective store of value and isn't accepted by the vast majority of businesses, making it virtually useless as a means of payment.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: SurModics Inc.(SRDX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of SurModics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRDX) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $47.30 and last traded at $47.20, with a volume of 902 shares. The stock had previously closed at $46.50.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Lombard Medical Technologies (OTCMKTS: EVARF) and SurModics (NASDAQ:SRDX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Standex International Corporation(SXI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Barclays PLC boosted its holdings in Standex Int’l Corp. (NYSE:SXI) by 13.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 4,804 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 561 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in Standex Int’l were worth $459,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Synex International (TSE:SXI) Director Glenn Stanley Mcdonnell sold 250,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of C$0.50, for a total transaction of C$125,000.00.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cambium Learning Group Inc.(ABCD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Relx (NYSE: RELX) and Cambium Learning Group (NASDAQ:ABCD) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Cambium Learning Group (NASDAQ:ABCD) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 14, 2018 9:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) shares jumped 17 percent to $3.65.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares rose 13.5 percent to $11.70.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) gained 11.6 percent to $6.75 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares jumped 11.2 percent to $14.95. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares gained 11 percent to $2.2199.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) surged 10.8 percent to $4.50.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) rose 10.1 percent to $3.39.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) climbed 9.6 percent to $32.10. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares jumped 9.1 percent to $25.66. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 8.4 percent to $75.65 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
    Command Security Corporation (NYSE: MOC) shares gained 6.4 percent to $3.0960 after the company disclosed a $23 million five-year contract with LaGuardia Gateway Partners for LaGuardia Airport New Central Terminal Building.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) rose 6.2 percent to $2.41 after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 5.7 percent to $69.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI) gained 4.9 percent to $18.035. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Hanesbrands from Hold to Buy.
    M
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 78.82 percent to close at $7.26 on Monday.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares jumped 18 percent to close at $2.36.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) climbed 15.7 percent to close at $7.00 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) gained 17.21 percent to close at $3.61.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) rose 14.16 percent to close at $33.45. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
    China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: CIFS) shares jumped 12.79 percent to close at $25.58.
    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares gained 11.52 percent to close at $15.00. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) rose 10.94 percent to close at $22.91.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares rose 10.76 percent to close at $26.05. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares rose 10.02 percent to close at $6.48.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) shares gained 8.37 percent to close at $2.46 on Monday after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares gained 7.81 percent to close at $11.11.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 7.26 percent to close at $70.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 6.66 percent to close at $74.45 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
    Hanesbrands Inc.
  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    WMMS teacher up for National History Day award (dailyprogress.com) ValuEngine Upgrades Cambium Learning Group (ABCD) to Buy (americanbankingnews.com) John F. Campbell Sells 20,809 Shares of Cambium Learning Group (ABCD) Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Cambium Learning Group to Announce First Quarter 2018 Financial Results (feeds.benzinga.com)

    Several brokerages have commented on ABCD. BidaskClub raised Cambium Learning Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 13th. ValuEngine raised Cambium Learning Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, B. Riley assumed coverage on Cambium Learning Group in a research report on Thursday, March 29th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $12.50 price target for the company.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Thomson Reuters (NYSE: TRI) and Cambium Learning Group (NASDAQ:ABCD) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and profitability.