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It&s;s good to be Jeff Bezos: The Amazon founder saw his fortune rise by another $3.2 billion on Friday. &l;!–donotpaginate–&g;

He is now worth&a;nbsp;&l;span&g;$118.8 billion, solidifying&a;nbsp;his title as the richest person on the planet, according to &l;em&g;Forbes&l;/em&g; real-time billionaire rankings. He briefly topped $120 billion, crossing a new threshold, during the day. In recent months, he has surpassed both&a;nbsp;Bill Gates (today worth $92.1 billion) and Warren Buffett ($89.9 billion).&l;/span&g;

Bezos&s; fortune rose on the back of blockbuster quarterly results&a;nbsp;from Amazon. The e-commerce giant said on Thursday it hauled in a record $1.9 billion in profits in its fourth quarter. R&l;span&g;evenue climbed 38% to $60.5 billion, topping expectations on Wall Street. Investors cheered the results&a;nbsp;and sent the&l;/span&g;&a;nbsp;stock&a;nbsp;up&a;nbsp;3&l;span&g;% on Friday. Shares are up 75% over the last twelve months.&l;/span&g;

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(AMAG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    AMAG Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AMAG) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Monday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on AMAG Pharmaceuticals (AMAG)

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    AMAG Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAG) has a PDUFA date set for its drug Feraheme for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in patients who have an intolerance or unsatisfactory response to oral iron. The date is set for February 2. Shares of AMAG were trading at $14.45, in a 52-week range of $11.93 to $25.20 and with a consensus price target of $18.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    AMAG Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AMAG) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Monday.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ishares Trust Dj Us Financial (IYF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The challenges facing EUFN may indicate the ETF will be challenged to deliver compelling risk-reward for investors. EUFN's three-year standard deviation is 18.23 percent, or more than 500 basis points above the same metric on the iShares U.S. Financials ETF (NYSE: IYF).

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MEDIFAST INC(MED)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares were also up, gaining 25 percent to $124.60 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares rose 35.8 percent to $3.00.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares surged 32 percent to $8.94 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) gained 29.6 percent to $24.62. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares rose 26.8 percent to $32.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) gained 25 percent to $7.185 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares climbed 23.7 percent to $122.87 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.2 percent to $8.4999 after reporting Q2 results.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) gained 22.2 percent to $41.27 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 22.2 percent to $57.955 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) jumped 19.7 percent to $6.12 after reporting Q1 results.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 16.4 percent to $21.00 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares rose 16.4 percent to $12.21 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares gained 14.9 percent to $63.75 following Q1 results.
    Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL) shares climbed 14.5 percent to $23.98 folloiwng strong Q1 results.
    B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) climbed 12.6 percent to $25.40 after reporting Q1 earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: HMSY) shares gained 10 percent to $19.59 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7 percent to $10.09 following Q3 r
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    MediBloc (CURRENCY:MED) traded 3.9% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on June 13th. One MediBloc token can now be purchased for $0.0083 or 0.00000131 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Coinrail, Gate.io and Bibox. During the last seven days, MediBloc has traded 36.5% lower against the U.S. dollar. MediBloc has a total market cap of $24.58 million and $216,935.00 worth of MediBloc was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MediBloc [QRC20] (MED) is a proof-of-work (PoW) token that uses the HybridScryptHash256 hashing algorithm. It was first traded on January 3rd, 2014. MediBloc [QRC20]’s total supply is 4,097,545,844 tokens and its circulating supply is 2,966,384,100 tokens. MediBloc [QRC20]’s official website is medibloc.org/en. MediBloc [QRC20]’s official Twitter account is @MEDDevTeam. The official message board for MediBloc [QRC20] is medium.com/@MediBloc. The Reddit community for MediBloc [QRC20] is /r/MediBloc and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    MediBloc (CURRENCY:MED) traded 0.2% lower against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 16:00 PM Eastern on June 7th. MediBloc has a total market cap of $37.92 million and $586,074.00 worth of MediBloc was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, MediBloc has traded down 36% against the U.S. dollar. One MediBloc token can now be purchased for $0.0128 or 0.00000166 BTC on major exchanges including Coinrail, Bibox and Gate.io.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: New Ireland Fund, Inc. (IRL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    IrishCoin (CURRENCY:IRL) traded down 14.1% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 18:00 PM Eastern on May 15th. One IrishCoin coin can now be purchased for approximately $0.0082 or 0.00000097 BTC on major exchanges. Over the last week, IrishCoin has traded 34.1% lower against the dollar. IrishCoin has a market capitalization of $291,706.00 and $248.00 worth of IrishCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    IrishCoin (CURRENCY:IRL) traded down 4.5% against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 20:00 PM ET on June 22nd. In the last week, IrishCoin has traded 7.3% higher against the U.S. dollar. IrishCoin has a total market capitalization of $229,642.00 and $26.00 worth of IrishCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One IrishCoin coin can now be bought for about $0.0065 or 0.00000107 BTC on exchanges.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Rogers Corporation(ROG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Boston Properties, Inc.(BXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP) insider Bryan J. Koop sold 10,560 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $124.27, for a total value of $1,312,291.20. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    St. Johns Investment Management Company LLC reduced its position in Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP) by 9.8% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 5,745 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 625 shares during the quarter. St. Johns Investment Management Company LLC’s holdings in Boston Properties were worth $708,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Traders purchased shares of Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP) on weakness during trading hours on Friday. $96.18 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $15.73 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $80.45 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Boston Properties had the 13th highest net in-flow for the day. Boston Properties traded down ($0.15) for the day and closed at $117.09

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Earnest Partners LLC raised its holdings in shares of Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE:BXP) by 4.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 187,347 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 8,269 shares during the period. Earnest Partners LLC owned 0.12% of Boston Properties worth $23,085,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    OppenheimerFunds Inc. lowered its holdings in Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE:BXP) by 18.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 5,669 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 1,265 shares during the period. OppenheimerFunds Inc.’s holdings in Boston Properties were worth $699,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now

Equities analysts expect that Celestica Inc (NYSE:CLS) (TSE:CLS) will announce sales of $1.59 billion for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have provided estimates for Celestica’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $1.62 billion and the lowest estimate coming in at $1.57 billion. Celestica posted sales of $1.56 billion in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 1.9%. The firm is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, July 24th.

On average, analysts expect that Celestica will report full year sales of $6.38 billion for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $6.24 billion to $6.52 billion. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the firm will report sales of $6.72 billion per share. Zacks Investment Research’s sales calculations are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that cover Celestica.

Best Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: KKR(KKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tim Melvin]

    Henry McVey, a macroeconomist over at KKR & Co. LP (NYSE: KKR) who’s been pretty accurate over the past few years, thinks we’ll see six more rate hikes in 2018 and 2019. Guggenheim Partners predicts a whopping seven rate hikes, which would put the federal funds rate at 3.50% by the end of 2019.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Envision Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: EVHC) saw its shares make a slight bump early on Monday morning after it was announced that the firm would be acquired by KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE: KKR). This deal was unanimously approved by Envisions Board of Directors.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    On this day 39 years ago, KKR & Co. L.P. Unit (NYSE: KKR) completed the first modern leveraged buyout of a public company, taking over manufacturer Houdaille Industries for $355 million.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on KKR & Co. L.P. (KKR)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on KKR & Co. L.P. Unit (KKR)

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  • [By Tim Melvin]

    I’m talking about private equity behemoth KKR & Co. LP (NYSE: KKR) buying Envision Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: EVHC) for $5.7 billion in cash, with the total deal value adding up to $9.9 billion including debt. This marks one of the largest leveraged buyouts of 2018.

Best Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: The First of Long Island Corporation(FLIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First of Long Island (FLIC)

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Best Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ishares Trust Dj Us Financial (IYF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The challenges facing EUFN may indicate the ETF will be challenged to deliver compelling risk-reward for investors. EUFN's three-year standard deviation is 18.23 percent, or more than 500 basis points above the same metric on the iShares U.S. Financials ETF (NYSE: IYF).

Best Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Prudential Public Limited Company(PUK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Prudential (NYSE:PUK) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning.

    Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Prudential from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $57.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Berenberg Bank cut shares of Prudential from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Thursday, March 29th. Finally, Citigroup cut shares of Prudential from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $57.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Prudential (NYSE: PUK) and Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE:RGA) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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    Zacks Investment Research Lowers Prudential (PUK) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com) Financial wellness program popularity rises among employers, up 63 percentage points in two years (markets.financialcontent.com) FY2018 EPS Estimates for Prudential (PUK) Reduced by Jefferies Group (americanbankingnews.com) Jefferies Group Weighs in on Prudential’s FY2020 Earnings (PUK) (americanbankingnews.com) ValuEngine Downgrades Prudential (PUK) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of PUK stock traded down $0.02 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $51.56. 141,455 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 198,097. The firm has a market cap of $66.49 billion, a PE ratio of 13.79, a PEG ratio of 1.34 and a beta of 1.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a quick ratio of 0.03 and a current ratio of 0.03. Prudential has a 52-week low of $44.49 and a 52-week high of $55.36.

Best Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: INTL FCStone Inc.(INTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) was upgraded by investment analysts at TheStreet from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $47.87 and last traded at $47.95, with a volume of 2050 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $47.30.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) released its earnings results on Tuesday. The financial services provider reported $1.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.20, Bloomberg Earnings reports. INTL FCStone had a positive return on equity of 3.32% and a negative net margin of 0.02%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP trimmed its stake in shares of INTL Fcstone Inc (NASDAQ:INTL) by 1.3% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 877,501 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 11,320 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP’s holdings in INTL Fcstone were worth $37,452,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Gladstone Commercial Corporation(GOOD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Goodomy (GOOD) is a PoW/PoS token that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. Its genesis date was June 21st, 2017. Goodomy’s total supply is 888,000,000 tokens and its circulating supply is 620,508,777 tokens. Goodomy’s official Twitter account is @GoodKarmaCoin and its Facebook page is accessible here. Goodomy’s official website is goodomy.com.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Goodomy (GOOD) is a PoW/PoS token that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. Its launch date was June 21st, 2017. Goodomy’s total supply is 888,000,000 tokens and its circulating supply is 620,508,777 tokens. Goodomy’s official Twitter account is @GoodKarmaCoin and its Facebook page is accessible here. Goodomy’s official website is goodomy.com.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now

U.S. Treasuries provide the closest thing on the planet to the risk-free rate of return, a crucial element in financial theory used to value a wide swath of global assets. After all, they make up the largest and most liquid bond market, the dollar is the reserve currency of the world, and top ratings from most major credit agencies signal virtually no risk of a default.

Lately, though, the trend among many Wall Street ­practitioners is to outdo one another with grandiose statements about how much risk is actually embedded within the $14.9 trillion ­Treasury market. By their logic, after years of rock-bottom interest rates as the global economy recovered from the post-­crisis recession, rates are destined to head higher—and in a hurry. The most common shorthand for this doomsday scenario: the bond bear market.

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At first glance, it’s an easy call. The bull run has lasted three decades, pushing yields on 10-year U.S. Treasury notes from as high as 15.8 percent in 1981 to 1.32 percent in 2016. Across the Atlantic, yields have turned negative in Germany, France, and Switzerland. Same in Japan. Paying governments, in effect, for the privilege of owning their debt? Surely that’s not sustainable.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: First Community Corporation(FCCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Community (FCCO)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    First Community (NASDAQ:FCCO) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The bank reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.04, Fidelity Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $11.17 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.83 million. First Community had a net margin of 13.91% and a return on equity of 8.23%.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Virtus Investment Partners Inc.(VRTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. grew its holdings in Virtus Investment Partners Inc (NASDAQ:VRTS) by 12.9% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,490 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,082 shares during the period. BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. owned about 0.13% of Virtus Investment Partners worth $1,175,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ:VRTS) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Tuesday morning.

    A number of other research firms also recently commented on VRTS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $147.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Sandler O’Neill restated a hold rating and set a $142.00 price objective on shares of Virtus Investment Partners in a report on Thursday, March 15th. TheStreet downgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a b rating to a c+ rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $136.00 to $135.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. Finally, Barclays lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $140.00 to $130.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Monday, April 23rd. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Virtus Investment Partners presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $138.13.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ishares Trust Dj Us Financial (IYF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The challenges facing EUFN may indicate the ETF will be challenged to deliver compelling risk-reward for investors. EUFN's three-year standard deviation is 18.23 percent, or more than 500 basis points above the same metric on the iShares U.S. Financials ETF (NYSE: IYF).

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: American International Group Inc.(AIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sentry Investment Management LLC lessened its holdings in American International Group (NYSE:AIG) by 8.6% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 64,968 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 6,147 shares during the quarter. Sentry Investment Management LLC’s holdings in American International Group were worth $3,536,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    American International Group Inc. (NYSE: AIG) was only a DJIA member for four years when it was removed on September 22, 2008. In an ironical twist, AIG was replaced with Kraft Foods, which only lasted about four years on the index. AIG was removed during the credit and mortgage crisis and was ejected after the government propped up the insurer with stimulus funds. The shares closed most recently at $55.43.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gifford Fong Associates acquired a new position in shares of American International Group (NYSE:AIG) in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor acquired 44,100 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,400,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Suntrust Banks Inc. boosted its position in shares of American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG) by 12.4% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 36,736 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,048 shares during the period. Suntrust Banks Inc.’s holdings in American International Group were worth $1,998,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Potlatch Corporation(PCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sei Investments Co. grew its position in Potlatchdeltic Corp (NASDAQ:PCH) by 39.9% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 68,663 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 19,589 shares during the quarter. Sei Investments Co.’s holdings in Potlatchdeltic were worth $3,574,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Potlatchdeltic Corp (NASDAQ:PCH) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $49.60.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America bought a new position in PotlatchDeltic (NASDAQ:PCH) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 78,505 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $4,086,000. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America owned approximately 0.19% of PotlatchDeltic at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: First Capital Bancorp Inc.(VA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about Virgin America (NASDAQ:VA) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Virgin America earned a news impact score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 45.3779505917989 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows JetBlue Airways Corporation giving a good performance thats still not as good as that of large cap Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) while the performance ofAlaska Air Group, Inc (NYSE: ALK), which has acquired Virgin America Inc (NASDAQ: VA), seems to have slipped recently:

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: First Bancorp(FBNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven brokerages that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $41.50.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: W.R. Berkley Corporation(WRB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on W. R. Berkley (WRB)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine cut shares of W. R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Monday morning.

    WRB has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Bank of America cut shares of W. R. Berkley from a neutral rating to an underperform rating and set a $74.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Thursday, June 14th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of W. R. Berkley from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. Boenning Scattergood restated a hold rating on shares of W. R. Berkley in a report on Wednesday, April 25th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on shares of W. R. Berkley in a report on Monday. They set a sell rating and a $74.00 target price on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and eight have issued a hold rating to the stock. W. R. Berkley currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $70.78.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    W. R. Berkley (NYSE: WRB) and State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on W. R. Berkley (WRB)

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Templeton Dragon Fund Inc.(TDF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Templeton Dragon Fund Inc common stock (NYSE:TDF) major shareholder City Of London Investment Grou bought 8,155 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 12th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $22.87 per share, with a total value of $186,504.85. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.(RNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    RenaissanceRe (NYSE: RNR) is one of 73 publicly-traded companies in the “Fire, marine, & casualty insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare RenaissanceRe to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Earnest Partners LLC grew its holdings in shares of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR) by 2.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 307,192 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,389 shares during the period. Earnest Partners LLC’s holdings in RenaissanceRe were worth $42,549,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now

&l;p&g;&l;img class=&q;dam-image getty size-large wp-image-1176059&q; src=&q;https://specials-images.forbesimg.com/dam/imageserve/1176059/960×0.jpg?fit=scale&q; data-height=&q;641&q; data-width=&q;960&q;&g; MARGATE, FLORIDA – JULY 26: Anita Dante, in her late 60&s;s, searches for a job in a local newspaper&s;s classified section at her home July 26, 2002 in Margate, Florida. After working for most of her life, Dante had planned on retiring, but her plans have changed. A financial advisor explained that she should be more aggressive in her investments approximately 2 1/2 years ago. Dante has since lost most of her retirement nest egg and must now get a job to continue to support herself. Like Anita Dante, many people around the U.S., who are reaching retirement age, are having to rethink their strategy with investments plummeting and 401 (k) saving plans shrinking. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Retirement is supposed to be stress-free, the time to enjoy the &q;golden years&q; in life, or what I refer to as &a;ldquo;sleeping well at night&a;rdquo;.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: SL Green Realty Corporation(SLG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nelson Hem]

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

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: First Community Corporation(FCCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    First Community (NASDAQ:FCCO) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The bank reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.04, Fidelity Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $11.17 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.83 million. First Community had a net margin of 13.91% and a return on equity of 8.23%.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Swedish Export Credit Corp (GRU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Investing in commodity-based ETFs (exchange-traded funds) or ETNs (exchange-traded notes) is a great way to gain exposure to a specific commodity, like corn (NYSE Arca: CORN), livestock (NYSE Arca: COW), or grains (NYSE Arca: GRU).

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ishares Trust Dj Us Financial (IYF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Investors looking to set up a pair trade to capitalize on the divergent paths of U.S. and European banks should consider going long the iShares Dow Jones US Financial (ETF) (NYSE: IYF) and short the Ishares MSCI Europe Fincls Sctr Indx Fd (NASDAQ: EUFN).

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Petroleum Resources Corporation(PEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, financial shares fell 0.13 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Adams Natural Resources Fund Inc (NYSE: PEO), down 4 percent, and Old Point Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: OPOF) down 3 percent.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2018

Many analysts have voiced fears that the U.S. stock markets march higher is overdone.

One chart watcher, on the other hand, is suggesting the opposite.

The breakout could be just getting started, wrote Jonathan Krinsky, chief market technician at MKM Partners, in a note dated Sunday.

This view comes after Krinsky looked not at the S&P 500
SPX, +0.39%
or the Dows
DJIA, +0.36%
30 blue chips, but rather at the Value Line Geometric Index
VALUG, +0.35%
, which consists of about 1,675 U.S. stocks.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2018: Arc Wireless Solutions Inc.(ARCW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Thursday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap manufacturing and 3D printing service provider ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ: ARCW) as a short trade:

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2018: Lincoln National Corporation(LNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Lincoln National Corp. (NYSE: LNC) also had the man at the top selling stock last week. Dennis Glass, the CEO of this insurance and retirement focused company, sold a block of 75,000 shares at between $71.00 and $71.28 apiece. The total for the sale was posted at $5 million. Shares closed Friday at $71.69, in a 52-week rangeof $34.16 to $73.71. The consensus price target is $73.17.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    * The market bent yesterday but today it stabilized. (A good showing, all things being considered–but in no way decisive going forward).
    * Gold +$5/oz.
    * Crude oil +$0.50 and the rise is taking up some energy stocks.
    * The Russell returned to the spotlight.
    * Life insurance–particularly Lincoln National (LNC) (on an upgrade). Hartford Financial Services (HIG) gets a small lift.
    * Retail returned from the depths. The standouts–L Brands (LB) , Kohl’s (KSS) , Bed Bath (BBBY) , Nordstrom (JWN) and Gap (GPS) .
    * Ag equipment–after an analyst upgrade yesterday.
    * Brokerages.
    * Homebuilders catch a bid.
    * Day one of the Masters Golf Tournament.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2018: Ishares Trust Dj Us Financial (IYF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Investors looking to set up a pair trade to capitalize on the divergent paths of U.S. and European banks should consider going long the iShares Dow Jones US Financial (ETF) (NYSE: IYF) and short the Ishares MSCI Europe Fincls Sctr Indx Fd (NASDAQ: EUFN).

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2018: Sinovac Biotech Ltd.(SVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA) is expected to post its quarterly earnings.

    Supercom Ltd (NASDAQ: SPCB) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $9.03 million.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2018: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc.(ALNY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNY) shares shot up 53 percent to $114.87 after the company impressed investors with encouraging data from a phase 3 clinical trial. Alnylam, a company dedicated towards treating a wide range of debilitating diseases through ribonucleic acid (RNA) interference (RNAi) therapeutics, said after Tuesday's market close that a phase 3 study called APOLLO met its primary efficacy endpoint and all secondary endpoints.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Treating diseases that have a genetic component by altering the expression of the responsible genes is a promising new field of medicine, but it has been much less straightforward than biopharmaceutical companies had expected. Two contenders in this area, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) and Ionis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IONS), saw a mix of setbacks and success in 2016.

  • [By Chris Dier-Scalise]

    On Thursday, the Vetr crowd downgraded Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNY) from 4.5 stars (Strong Buy), which was issued two days ago, to 3.5 stars (Hold). Crowd sentiment for Alnylam at the time of the downgrade was edging positive, with 66 percent of Vetr user rating bullish.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) jumped as much as 14.5% today after announcing earnings after the bell yesterday. As a development-stage biotech, it wasn’t the revenue or the earnings that caused the spike, but the progression of Allnylam’s pipeline.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Yesterday, after markets closed, it was announced that US Federal District Court Judge Sue Robinson ruled to issue a permanent injunction against Praluent, the PCSK9 mAb for hypercholesterolemia from partners Regeneron and Sanofi, due to infringement of patents from Amgen. The court has imposed a 30-day suspension (stay) on the injunction to allow for settlement or appeal of the District Court decision. Sanofi and Regeneron have announced their intent to appeal the ruling to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). The injunction decision is consistent with our counter-consensus published views communicated on 25 January 2016 (“Downgrade to Sell on evidence of likely infringement of Amgen’s PCSK9 patents”) and subsequently. Based on consultation with expert legal counsel, we now put >75% probability Amgen will prevail on appeal and/or Praluent is ultimately removed from the US market, and/or Amgen achieves a settlement substantially in its favor. We currently model $3.3 bn in non-risk-adjusted 2022E US revenues for Praluent, while consensus models $1.2 bn in 2022E US revenues. We reiterate our view from 25 January 2016 to preferentially own Amgen, The Medicines Company (MDCO) (Buy), and Alnylam (ALNY) (Buy) over Regeneron for exposure to PCSK9 inhibitor market dynamics as outcomes trials approach.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2018: Vanguard Mega Cap Growth ETF (MGK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    Three of Vanguard's mega-cap equity ETFs now sport annual expense ratios of 0.07 percent, down from 0.09 percent. Those ETFs are the Vanguard Mega Cap ETF (NYSE: MGC), Vanguard Mega Cap 300 Growth Index ETF (NYSE: MGK) and the Vanguard Mega Cap Value Index ETF (NYSE: MGV).