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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now

Brokerages expect IAMGOLD Corp (NYSE:IAG) (TSE:IMG) to announce $0.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Zero analysts have provided estimates for IAMGOLD’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.01 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.05. IAMGOLD reported earnings of $0.07 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year-over-year growth rate of 57.1%. The business is expected to issue its next earnings results on Tuesday, November 6th.

On average, analysts expect that IAMGOLD will report full year earnings of $0.17 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.13 to $0.23. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the firm will post earnings of $0.19 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.11 to $0.33. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of analysts that follow IAMGOLD.

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: Petroleum Resources Corporation(PEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Adams Natural Resources Fund (NYSE:PEO) has trended somewhat negative recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative 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. Adams Natural Resources Fund earned a coverage optimism score of -0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.0521373671292 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: PS Business Parks Inc.(PSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PS Business Parks (NYSE: PSB) and Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance (NYSE:ARI) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on PS Business Parks (PSB)

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Peoples Bancorp Inc.(PEBO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) and Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report released on Friday.

    Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on PEBO. Boenning Scattergood reissued a hold rating on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. Hovde Group set a $39.00 price objective on shares of Peoples Bancorp and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Peoples Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $37.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. ValuEngine raised shares of Peoples Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill reissued a hold rating and issued a $37.00 price objective on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Peoples Bancorp has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $38.00.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cathay General Bancorp(CATY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Allianz Asset Management GmbH boosted its stake in Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) by 461.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 28,806 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 23,672 shares during the quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH’s holdings in Cathay General Bancorp were worth $1,152,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: CME Group Inc.(CME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This stock has had a solid 2018 and is a top pick at Deutsche Bank. CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME) exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options. CME brings buyers and sellers together through its Globex electronic trading platform and its trading facilities in New York and Chicago.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    His picks aren’t fly-by-night companies, or small biotech firms on the brink of bankruptcy. He looks for superior companies that readers can buy and hold onto for the long run. For instance, Jimmy has held CME Group (Nasdaq: CME) since August 2014, and it’s rewarded him and his subscribers a total return of more than 190%, easily beating the S&P 500’s 39% over the same time period. And there’s plenty of other stocks in the portfolio with a similar story.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Barclays PLC(BCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Zacks]

    Last week, Barclays (NYSE: BCS) acquired £4.3 billion ($5.8 billion) worth of Irish residential mortgage loans from Lloyds Banking Group (NYSE: LYG). The portfolio comprises around 27,000 mortgages, originated between 2004 and 2010. Of the total loans acquired, nearly £300 million are impaired.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Barclays (NYSE:BCS) and First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Investors are becoming increasingly bullish about BTC, as financial institutions like Barclays Plc. (NYSE: BCS) become more interested in entering the cryptocurrency market.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Some of this sentiment has been fueled by optimism that UK investment bank Barclays Plc. (NYSE: BCS) is looking to open a cryptocurrency trading desk in the months ahead.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is teaming up with investment banking giant Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) to develop and launch a new co-branded credit card next year, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. This would replace the tech giant’s current partnership with Barclays (NYSE:BCS), and would be issued under the Apple Pay brand name.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Atlantic Coast Federal Corporation(ACFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Atlantic Coast Financial (NASDAQ: ACFC) and People’s United Financial (NASDAQ:PBCT) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and dividends.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Shore Bancshares Inc(SHBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    LSV Asset Management increased its stake in Shore Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:SHBI) by 134.4% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 157,489 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 90,289 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management’s holdings in Shore Bancshares were worth $2,970,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Shore Bancshares (NASDAQ:SHBI) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Shore Bancshares earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.3784121307224 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Shore Bancshares (NASDAQ:SHBI) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news 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 one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Shore Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.376414932679 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Colony Bankcorp Inc.(CBAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Colony Bankcorp (NASDAQ:CBAN) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group 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 -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Colony Bankcorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.0420470648687 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media stories about Colony Bankcorp (NASDAQ:CBAN) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Colony Bankcorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.3992787299045 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about Colony Bankcorp (NASDAQ:CBAN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Colony Bankcorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.5935973221915 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019

Warren Buffett has plenty on the line if the United States and China can’t settle their trade differences. But the Oracle of Omaha isn’t that concerned about the relationship.

“We’ve done remarkably well with trade in China,” Buffett said of the US at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholders meeting Saturday in Omaha, Nebraska. “We will have disagreements with each other. We’ll have disagreements with other countries on trade. But it’s just too big, and too obvious that the benefits are huge and the world’s dependent on, in a major way for its progress.”

Threats of a trade war between the world’s biggest economies have loomed for months, and both countries have threatened to slap steep tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of exports.

The tensions have rattled global markets — so far this year, for example, the S&P 500 (DVS) index has swung wildly.

Buffett has several interests in China. His conglomerate Berkshire has a massive stake in the Chinese car company BYD, as well as big holdings of Apple (AAPL), GM (GM) and Coca-Cola (KO). All of them have a major presence in the Asian nation.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Ballard Power Systems, Inc.(BLDP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday carried the stock market further into record territory, as investors celebrated favorable readings on U.S. gross domestic product, which rose an estimated 4.2% during the second quarter. The Nasdaq Composite led the way higher with gains of 1%, but a solid advance for the S&P 500 pointed to the broad-based nature of the late summer rally. Adding to the positive sentiment among investors was good news from several prominent companies. Square (NYSE:SQ), Glaukos (NYSE:GKOS), and Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDP) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Scott Levine]

    Shares of Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDP), a global leader in fuel cell solutions, climbed 16% in August, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. In addition to the late-August announcement of a major deal with Weichai Power, a leading automotive manufacturer located in China, shareholders celebrated the news that Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor Co., Ltd. is increasing its investment in the company. Between the two deals, Ballard will receive an influx of cash totaling more than $180 million.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: (LGF.A)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Class A (NYSE:LGF.A) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report released on Wednesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Class A (NYSE:LGF.A) had its price target decreased by analysts at Barrington Research to $27.00 in a research note issued to investors on Friday, The Fly reports. The firm presently has an “outperform” rating on the stock. Barrington Research’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 17.60% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Class A (NYSE:LGF.A) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Thursday morning.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Washington Federal, Inc.(WAFD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD) by 12.3% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 1,301,596 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 142,766 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. owned approximately 1.54% of Washington Federal worth $45,035,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $30.66 and last traded at $32.15, with a volume of 5270 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $31.85.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bank of New York Mellon Corp decreased its stake in shares of Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) by 2.1% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 1,171,861 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 25,224 shares during the quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp’s holdings in Washington Federal were worth $38,320,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: TG Therapeutics, Inc.(TGTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    This is an exciting time to own shares of Galapagos NV (NASDAQ:GLPG), TG Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:TGTX), or Mirati Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:MRTX). All three of these biotechs are presenting clinical trial results that could send their stock prices soaring, or sinking, in the weeks ahead.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    This year’s biggest oncology conference delivered some surprises and gave investors plenty to look forward to in the months ahead. Loxo Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ:LOXO), and TG Therapeutics (NASDAQ:TGTX) are already having a great year that could get a lot better, while recently beaten down Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) will get a chance to redeem itself.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TG Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:TGTX)’s share price traded down 3.2% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $9.30 and last traded at $9.10. 56,980 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 94% from the average session volume of 962,658 shares. The stock had previously closed at $9.40.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    TG Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: TGTX) dropped about 40% Tuesday to set a new 52-week low of $5.50. Shares closed at $9.25 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $17.35. Volume was about 70% higher than the daily average of around 7.4 million. The company said it is no longer considering an accelerated application for a clinical drug trial.

  • [By George Budwell]

    Shares of the B-cell malignancy and autoimmune disease specialist TG Therapeutics (NASDAQ:TGTX) fell by an eye-popping 55.9% last month, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. What triggered this dramatic sell-off?

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: ClearSign Combustion Corporation(CLIR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Press coverage about Clearsign Combustion (NASDAQ:CLIR) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Clearsign Combustion earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the technology company an impact score of 46.3610235421976 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about Clearsign Combustion (NASDAQ:CLIR) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of news 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Clearsign Combustion earned a news impact score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the technology company an impact score of 46.3826189369742 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Visteon Corporation(VC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Investors bought shares of Visteon Corp (NYSE:VC) on weakness during trading hours on Friday. $25.19 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $13.69 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $11.50 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Visteon had the 19th highest net in-flow for the day. Visteon traded down ($2.64) for the day and closed at $112.62

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Visteon Corp (NYSE:VC) – Equities research analysts at B. Riley increased their FY2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Visteon in a report issued on Tuesday, October 2nd. B. Riley analyst C. Horn now expects that the auto parts company will earn $6.83 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $6.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    VirtualCoin (CURRENCY:VC) traded flat against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 16:00 PM ET on June 19th. One VirtualCoin coin can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0119 or 0.00000144 BTC on exchanges. During the last seven days, VirtualCoin has traded 33.1% lower against the US dollar. VirtualCoin has a market cap of $120,251.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of VirtualCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    VirtualCoin (CURRENCY:VC) traded flat against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on August 14th. One VirtualCoin coin can now be bought for $0.0119 or 0.00000144 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges. VirtualCoin has a market cap of $120,251.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of VirtualCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last seven days, VirtualCoin has traded down 33.1% against the dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: 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 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Saia Inc.(SAIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Verition Fund Management LLC bought a new stake in Saia Inc (NASDAQ:SAIA) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 5,872 shares of the transportation company’s stock, valued at approximately $441,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    State of Tennessee Treasury Department trimmed its holdings in Saia Inc (NASDAQ:SAIA) by 9.5% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 17,868 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 1,877 shares during the period. State of Tennessee Treasury Department’s holdings in Saia were worth $1,343,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Carriage Services, Inc.(CSV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    DF Dent & Co. Inc. reduced its stake in shares of Carriage Services, Inc. (NYSE:CSV) by 12.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 101,243 shares of the company’s stock after selling 14,353 shares during the quarter. DF Dent & Co. Inc.’s holdings in Carriage Services were worth $2,486,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: NorthStar Realty Europe Corp.(NRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NorthStar Realty Europe (NYSE:NRE) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the six brokerages that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has given a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $17.17.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: NRE) and Northstar Realty Europe (NYSE:NRE) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northstar Realty Europe Corp (NYSE:NRE) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $16.83.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America increased its holdings in NorthStar Realty Europe (NYSE:NRE) by 15.7% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 71,499 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,699 shares during the period. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America owned approximately 0.13% of NorthStar Realty Europe worth $931,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Jim Royal]

    Investors in NorthStar Realty Europe (NYSE:NRE) woke up to news Tuesday morning that one of the company’s largest investors is looking to shake things up at the company. Senvest Management, which owns 9.55% of NorthStar, is pushing the company’s external advisor, Colony Capital (NYSE:CLNY), to realize value at the undervalued European REIT, after years of a stagnating stock price.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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.