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Top High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

Casual-dining chains have not been winners during this economic expansion. Millenials, with their need for more social media-worthy experiences, have been blamed for the decline in conjunction with Baby Boomers moving onto fixed incomes as they retire.

Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ: PLAY) provides an eat, drink, play, and watch experience for consumers. This hybrid entertainment/dining experience has fared well since going public in 2012, attracting higher-income adults in the 21-39 age range.
Poor same-store sales last quarter knocked the premium off the stock price, but top and bottom-line growth were still strong. Margins and efficiency ratios top its competitors, and Wall Street and quant valuation models agree that there is a strong upside for this diamond in the casual-dining rough.

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Casual dining, the traditional sit-down, full-service restaurant experience is getting hit by demographics. Millennials want hip, social-media worthy experiences and retiring Baby Boomers are thrifty on their fixed incomes. Headlines such as "Millennials Are Killing Chains Like Buffalo Wild Wings And Applebee's" are not uncommon.

Top High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: BancorpSouth, Inc.(BXS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Bancorpsouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $35.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bancorpsouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) – Equities researchers at Piper Jaffray Companies dropped their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for shares of Bancorpsouth Bank in a note issued to investors on Monday, January 28th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst B. Rabatin now anticipates that the bank will post earnings per share of $0.56 for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.57. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Bancorpsouth Bank’s Q2 2020 earnings at $0.62 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $0.66 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.53 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    Bancorpsouth Bank (BXS) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $215.14 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Analysts Expect Bancorpsouth Bank (BXS) Will Post Earnings of $0.55 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Briefs: Sunday, June 10 (djournal.com) Bancorpsouth Bank: Aktienanalyse vom 10.06.2018 (wallstreet-online.de) First State Bank Central Texas gets new name with merger (lampasasdispatchrecord.com)

    Several brokerages have recently weighed in on BXS. Stephens reissued a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price target on shares of Bancorpsouth Bank in a research report on Friday, April 20th. Brean Capital reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Bancorpsouth Bank in a research report on Thursday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Bancorpsouth Bank from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 20th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Bancorpsouth Bank from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, May 12th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $35.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    QCR (NASDAQ: QCRH) and Bancorpsouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and earnings.

Top High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: KB Financial Group Inc(KB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP®, Sean Williams, and Jordan Wathen]

    However, there may still be some bargains to be found. Here’s why three of our contributors think it may be time to take a look at Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF), KB Financial Group (NYSE:KB), and Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS).

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    As a result, we’ve been able to identify deeply undervalued companies while no one is looking – such as KB Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: KB), a wealth management firm based in Seoul.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    KB Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:KB) saw a large decrease in short interest in August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 324,037 shares, a decrease of 40.6% from the July 31st total of 545,627 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 128,119 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.5 days.

Top High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Avid Technology Inc.(AVID)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc.(PLAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    HEROcoin (CURRENCY:PLAY) traded down 11.2% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 15:00 PM ET on October 11th. One HEROcoin token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0093 or 0.00000148 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Kucoin, CoinBene and IDEX. HEROcoin has a market capitalization of $1.13 million and $66,067.00 worth of HEROcoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, HEROcoin has traded up 1.1% against the US dollar.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    The week ahead promises volatility for a few retailing stocks that are set to announce their latest quarterly earnings numbers. Below, we’ll preview what investors can expect to hear from Kroger (NYSE:KR), Dave & Buster’s (NASDAQ:PLAY), and Tailored Brands (NYSE:TLRD) over the next few trading days.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of entertainment company Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY) jumped as much as 16.7% in trading Tuesday after reporting better-than-expected first-quarter fiscal 2018 results. Shares settled down slightly mid-day and were up 13.7% at 11:15 a.m. EDT. 

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Investors have been hoping that a management shakeup and new turnaround plan would get things rolling again at Dave & Buster’s (NASDAQ:PLAY). Yet the restaurant/entertainment chain had a deep hole to climb out of after sales missed expectations in the fiscal first quarter.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now

Sibanye Gold Ltd (NYSE:SBGL) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company.

SBGL has been the subject of several research reports. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Sibanye Gold from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Citigroup raised shares of Sibanye Gold from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Sibanye Gold from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, March 10th. Finally, Goldman Sachs raised shares of Sibanye Gold from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, March 26th.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: ING Group, N.V.(ISP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Berenberg Bank set a €2.20 ($2.56) price target on Intesa Sanpaolo (BIT:ISP) in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Jefferies Financial Group set a €2.05 ($2.38) target price on Intesa Sanpaolo (BIT:ISP) in a report published on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Goldman Sachs Group set a €2.90 ($3.37) price target on Intesa Sanpaolo (BIT:ISP) in a report published on Wednesday. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Intesa Sanpaolo (BIT:ISP) has been given a €2.15 ($2.50) target price by stock analysts at UBS Group in a research note issued on Tuesday, www.boersen-zeitung.de reports. The firm presently has a “neutral” rating on the stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Intesa Sanpaolo (BIT:ISP) received a €3.00 ($3.53) price target from stock analysts at HSBC in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. HSBC’s target price points to a potential downside of 2.60% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Intesa Sanpaolo (BIT:ISP) received a €2.90 ($3.37) price target from research analysts at Deutsche Bank in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the stock.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Third Point Reinsurance Ltd.(TPRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Third Point Reinsurance (NYSE:TPRE) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

    Ternium (NYSE:TX) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Nevro Corp.(NVRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Shares of Nevro Corp. (NYSE:NVRO) are falling today, down 13% as of 10:21 a.m. EDT, after an SEC filing revealed that the medical device company’s VP of sales has been fired. 

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Nevro (NYSE:NVRO) had its price objective cut by Canaccord Genuity from $110.00 to $102.00 in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the medical equipment provider’s stock. Canaccord Genuity’s price target indicates a potential upside of 34.87% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Nevro Corp. (NYSE: NVRO) traded down about 19% Friday and posted a new 52-week low of $54.87 after closing Thursday at $68.04. The stock’s 52-week high is $94.34. Volume totaled around 5.7 million, close to 15 times the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Nevro (NYSE:NVRO) released its quarterly earnings results on Monday. The medical equipment provider reported ($0.59) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.32) by ($0.27), Bloomberg Earnings reports. Nevro had a negative net margin of 11.22% and a negative return on equity of 15.01%.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    In response to the company sharing an update related to its ongoing litigation with Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX), shares of Nevro Corp. (NYSE:NVRO), a medical device company focused on pain management, jumped 35% as of 11:20 a.m. EDT.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Nevro Corp. (NASDAQ: NVRO) shares dropped 14 percent to $79.35 after reporting wider-than-expected Q1 loss.

    Shares of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) were down 11 percent to $19.77 after the company reported a wider-than-expected loss for its first quarter.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Eaton Vance Corporation(ETV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Eaton Vance Tax Managed Buy Write Opport (NYSE:ETV) announced a monthly dividend on Thursday, September 6th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 21st will be paid a dividend of 0.1108 per share by the financial services provider on Friday, September 28th. This represents a $1.33 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 8.23%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 20th.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Eaton Vance Tax Managed Buy Write Opport (NYSE:ETV) declared a monthly dividend on Monday, February 4th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 21st will be given a dividend of 0.1108 per share by the financial services provider on Thursday, February 28th. This represents a $1.33 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 8.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 20th.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Eaton Vance Tax Managed Buy Write Opport (NYSE:ETV) announced a monthly dividend on Wednesday, October 3rd, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, October 24th will be given a dividend of 0.1108 per share by the financial services provider on Wednesday, October 31st. This represents a $1.33 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 8.25%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, October 23rd.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Eaton Vance Tax Managed Buy Write Opport (NYSE:ETV) reached a new 52-week high on Thursday . The company traded as high as $15.69 and last traded at $15.68, with a volume of 1769 shares. The stock had previously closed at $15.64.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: State Auto Financial Corporation(STFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ancora Advisors LLC trimmed its position in shares of State Auto Financial Corp (NASDAQ:STFC) by 18.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 29,977 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 6,762 shares during the period. Ancora Advisors LLC owned about 0.07% of State Auto Financial worth $856,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    State Auto Financial Corp  (NASDAQ:STFC)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 14, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Atento S.A.(ATTO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Atento (NYSE: ATTO) and AT&T (NYSE:T) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about Atento (NYSE:ATTO) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 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. Atento earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 44.9215509406782 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Atento SA (NYSE:ATTO) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the six ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has issued a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $11.50.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Discovery Communications, Inc.(DISCB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA) (NASDAQ:DISCB) (NASDAQ:DISCK) has traded very cheaply over the past few years. As more and more U.S. consumers “cut the cord” on the traditional cable bundle, Discovery’s channels (which now include all Scripps Networks Interactive channels) have seen their subscriber counts decline. That, combined with the high debt load incurred for the company’s 2017 acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive, sent investors running for the hills last year. In 2017, the company’s three share classes dropped from roughly 10% to roughly 21%.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    You might think Discovery Inc.’s (NASDAQ:DISCA) (NASDAQ:DISCK) (NASDAQ:DISCB) stations primarily feature nature videos and celebrity cooks, but did you know it’s actually becoming a player on the international sports scene? While known for its namesake Discovery Channel and documentary brands such as The Learning Channel, HGTV, and the Food Network, Discovery has actually been in the sports business since 2012, when it first acquired a minority stake in European sports channel Eurosport. Discovery was apparently pleased enough with the channel’s progress to buy 100% of Eurosport in July 2015, and that year, Eurosport won the exclusive rights to broadcast the Olympics in Europe from 2018-2022.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Discovery (NASDAQ:DISCB) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.13, Morningstar.com reports. Discovery had a negative net margin of 7.40% and a positive return on equity of 19.34%. The company had revenue of $2.31 billion for the quarter.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Bank of the Ozarks(OZRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twelve ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have given a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $54.14.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lessened its stake in shares of Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK) by 3.2% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 196,473 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 6,499 shares during the quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company’s holdings in Bank Of The Ozarks were worth $9,484,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, July 3rd, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Friday, July 13th will be given a dividend of 0.20 per share by the financial services provider on Friday, July 20th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.76%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 12th. This is an increase from Bank Of The Ozarks’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.20.

  • [By Stephen Mack]

    Bank of the Ozarks Inc. (Nasdaq: OZRK) began in 1903 with a community bank in Jasper, Ark. Now headquartered in Little Rock, the company operates more than 255 locations in the southeast, as well as in California, Texas, and New York.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: KB Financial Group Inc(KB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    KB Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:KB) saw a large decrease in short interest in August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 324,037 shares, a decrease of 40.6% from the July 31st total of 545,627 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 128,119 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.5 days.

  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP®, Sean Williams, and Jordan Wathen]

    However, there may still be some bargains to be found. Here’s why three of our contributors think it may be time to take a look at Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF), KB Financial Group (NYSE:KB), and Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS).

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    As a result, we’ve been able to identify deeply undervalued companies while no one is looking – such as KB Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: KB), a wealth management firm based in Seoul.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Intrexon Corporation(XON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    After the company reported disappointing first-quarter financial results, including worse-than-expected revenue performance, shares in Intrexon Corp. (NYSE:XON) were down by 20% at 3:15 p.m. EDT Friday.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Shares of Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON) slipped as much as 12.9% on Friday morning and were down 7.9% as of 11:40 a.m. EDT due to a surprise delay in reporting its second-quarter financial results. The biotech was scheduled to announce its Q2 earnings results on Aug. 9, 2018, but instead said it wouldn’t report the final results and would also delay the filing of its quarterly report to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Shares of Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON) were up 28.5% as of 11:19 a.m. on Monday. The biotech announced what it said were “advances in production of medical cannabis.” In particular, Intrexon stated that its scientists had engineered a yeast strain that could be used in a microbial fermentation process to produce cannabinoids at low cost.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap synthetic biology Intrexon Corp (NYSE: XON) has elevated short interest of 33.93% according to Highshortinterest.com. Intrexon Corp says its “powering the Bioindustrial Revolution with Better DNA™ to create biologically-based products that improve the quality of life and the health of the planet.” The Company’s integrated technology suite provides its partners across diverse markets with industrial-scale design and development of complex biological systems delivering unprecedented control, quality, function and performance of living cells. 

Hot Clean Energy Stocks For 2019

What happened 

Shares of natural gas fuel supplier Clean Energy Fuels Corp (NASDAQ:CLNE) jumped as much as 12% in trading Tuesday as oil prices continued to help push the stock higher. At 3:30 p.m. EDT shares were near their high for the day, trading 11.6% higher. 

So what

The ups and downs of crude oil trading can often drive Clean Energy Fuels’ stock and that appears to be what’s happening today. Midday, oil prices spiked on news that the Trump Administration would ban all oil imports from Iran by Nov. 4, 2018. WTI Crude Oil is trading 3.5% higher at $70.45 per barrel and Brent Crude is currently up 2.2% to $76.34 per barrel.

Image source: Getty Images.

Since Clean Energy Fuels’ natural gas products are a direct competitor to diesel, which comes from crude oil, when oil prices rise it makes natural gas more competitive. For today, investors are speculating that rising oil prices will eventually help the company’s financials. 

Hot Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Old Second Bancorp Inc.(OSBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Hot Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation(AGTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News headlines about Applied Genetic Technologies (NASDAQ:AGTC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Applied Genetic Technologies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.4149815454551 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News articles about Applied Genetic Technologies (NASDAQ:AGTC) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring 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. Applied Genetic Technologies earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 45.8761095143233 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By ]

    1. Applied Genetic Technologies (Nasdaq: AGTC)
    Over the last week, this stock just exploded higher with massive upside momentum. Hitting resistance at $7.00 per share, my play on this one is to enter longs on a break out above $7.00 per share.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Intercontinental Exchange Inc.(ICE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Intercontinental Exchange Inc (NYSE:ICE) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the sixteen brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $78.31.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    OTC Markets Group (OTCMKTS:OTCM) and Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Keybank National Association OH reduced its holdings in shares of Intercontinental Exchange Inc (NYSE:ICE) by 1.7% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 474,938 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 8,152 shares during the period. Keybank National Association OH’s holdings in Intercontinental Exchange were worth $34,932,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (NYSE: ICE) announced plans Tuesday to launch a Permian West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures contract with delivery in Houston. The contract is expected to launch this quarter on the ICE U.S. Futures once it receives regulatory approval.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Hot Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: KB Financial Group Inc(KB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP®, Sean Williams, and Jordan Wathen]

    However, there may still be some bargains to be found. Here’s why three of our contributors think it may be time to take a look at Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF), KB Financial Group (NYSE:KB), and Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS).

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    As a result, we’ve been able to identify deeply undervalued companies while no one is looking – such as KB Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: KB), a wealth management firm based in Seoul.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    KB Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:KB) saw a large decrease in short interest in August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 324,037 shares, a decrease of 40.6% from the July 31st total of 545,627 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 128,119 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.5 days.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018

Nearly a decade ago, Warren Buffett made a bet with a hedge fund investor that a simple stock index fund would outperform a group of pre-selected hedge funds over a decade.

Although the bettors have until the end of the year to settle the wager, the guy who bet against Buffett has reportedly thrown in the towel. Buffett has won handily.

Of course, what’s compelling about this $1 million wager is that Buffett, the world’s most successful investor, didn’t bet that he would would beat hedge funds with his own skill. He picked a static index fund, a do-nothing basket of stocks, as his champion.

The reason Buffett won? Cost matters. Hedge funds typically charge annual fees of at last 2% of funds under management. Then they’ll grab 20% or more of the profits — if they make money. The managers always win at the expense of investors.

Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: Tyson Foods Inc.(TSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    On Monday, Cramer said, he’ll be looking out for Tyson Foods (TSN) , Jack in the Box (JACK) and Palo Alto Networks (PANW) . Tyson is good, but out of favor, Cramer said while remaining bullish on Jack and Palo Alto.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of small cap Sanderson Farms doubling in value while mid cap Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) and large cap Tyson Foods, Inc (NYSE: TSN) have been even better performers albeit shares are below their peaks and have been somewhat volatile:

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    It’s the same mentality that drove Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), known primarily for its poultry, beef and pork products, to invest last year in pea protein company Beyond Meat, which produces vegetarian burgers.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Bob Evans Farms breaking out while a comparison to possible peers in the remaining core business shows the stock had underperformed large caps Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) andTyson Foods, Inc (NYSE: TSN) and mid cap Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) when it was still in the restaurant business:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Cramer recalled buying Tyson Foods (TSN) for the trust in 2015 after the company acquired Hillshire Brands in 2014. The thinking was to get in early before others realized how transformative the merger would be.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: KB Financial Group Inc(KB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, financial shares tumbled 1.74 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Federated National Holding Co (NASDAQ: FNHC), down 16 percent, and KB Financial Group, Inc. (ADR) (NYSE: KB) down 10 percent.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: American Superconductor Corporation(AMSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By William Romov]

    According to S&P Capital IQ, shares of TTOO have an average price target of $5.75, representing 40.24% upside from current levels.

    Penny Stocks to Buy for December 2017, No. 4: American Superconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: AMSC)

    Massachusetts-based American Superconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: AMSC) makes two-megawatt wind turbines under the Windtec Solutions brand. The company also sells products and services to connect electricity-generating equipment with the power grid.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ: MARA) shares surged 30.2 percent to $5.01 after dropping 40.86 percent on Tuesday. Marathon Patent Group filed for sale of 1.85 million shares of common stock by selling stockholders.
    Capricor Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: CAPR) shares jumped 17.2 percent to $2.25 after the company reported the FDA clearance of Investigational New Drug application for CAP-1002.
    Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) gained 13.2 percent to $2.15 following 16.5 percent rally on Tuesday.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares climbed 11.8 percent to $10.45 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
    China Distance Education Hldgs Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: DL) shares surged 11.3 percent to $8.67. China Distance Education reported Q4 profit of $5.9 million on revenue of $41.7 million.
    Cytokinetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYTK) shares gained 11 percent to $8.05 after falling 7.05 percent on Tuesday.
    Ooma Inc (NYSE: OOMA) shares surged 8.5 percent to $10.85 as the company posted strong Q3 results.
    Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) climbed 8 percent to $17.12 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter on Tuesday.
    American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: AMSC) surged 7.8 percent to $3.59 after the company reported $8 million in D-VAR system orders.
    Thermon Group Holdings Inc (NYSE: THR) rose 6.3 percent to $24.17. William Blair upgraded Thermon Group from Market Perform to Outperform.
    Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) surged 6.1 percent to $182.88. Nomura upgraded Domino's from Neutral to Buy.
    Xencor Inc (NASDAQ: XNCR) rose 5.9 percent to $21.17. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage on Xencor with an Overweight rating.
    Idera Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IDRA) gained 5.1 percent to $2.28 after the company disclosed that it has been granted FDA Fast Track designation for IMO-2125.
    Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) gained 5.1 percent to

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.(MMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuters]

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    NEW YORK — Walgreen is moving 120,000 employees to a private health insurance exchange from coverage provided directly from carriers, the company will announce Wednesday.
    The pharmacy chain will join 17 other large employers on the Aon Hewitt Corporate Health Exchange as part of a growing movement to offer employees fixed dollar amounts to purchase their own plans on such exchanges.
    The end-cost to employees depends on the plan chosen, but they typically get more options than under traditional arrangements. Private exchanges mimic the coverage mandated as part of the Affordable Care Act. Enrollment in the public exchanges starts Oct. 1.
    “What happens to employer contributions over time? Will they put in as much as they put in the past? These are unanswered questions but potential negatives,” says Paul Fronstin, a senior research associate with the Employee Benefit Research Institute. The benefit to Walgreen and other employers is unknown at this point, as their cost-savings aren’t clear.
    Of the 180,000 Walgreen (WAG) employees eligible for health care insurance, 120,000 opted for coverage for themselves and 40,000 family members. Another 60,000 employees, many of them working part-time, weren’t eligible for health insurance.
    Aon Hewitt (AON) says other participants in its program include retailer Sears Holding (SHLD) and Darden Restaurants (DRI). These new additions raise enrollment to 330,000 from 100,000 last year, and Aon Hewitt estimates enrollment will jump to 600,000 next year, a fivefold increase from 2012.
    By 2017, nearly 20 percent of employees nationwide could get their health insurance through a private exchange, according to Accenture Research (ACN). A recent report by the National Business Group on Health said that 30 percent of large employers are considering moving active employees to exchanges by 2015.

    Other major providers of private exchanges include Mercer, a division of Marsh & Mc

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: Berjaya Sports Toto Berhad (BJSAF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Listed on the Malaysian Bursa and also traded over the US OTC markets (OTCPK:BJSAF), Berjaya Sports Toto (BToto) is a Malaysian company primarily engaged in toto betting, leasing of online lottery equipment, and the manufacture and distribution of computerized lottery and voting systems. As part of its diversification plans, BToto also operates a hotel in the Philippines and retails luxury motor brands in the UK.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.(AAOI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is thefifth mostshorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 47.69% according to Highshortnterest.com.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is themostshorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 62.65% according to Highshortnterest.com.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ: AAOI) shares shot up 33 percent to $30.19 after the company raised its guidance for the fourth quarter. The company now projects adjusted earnings of $0.77 to $0.82 per share, on revenue of $84.5 million to $84.8 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Applied Optoelectronics Inc (NASDAQ: AAOI) shares were also up, gaining 27 percent to $47.60 after reporting upbeat quarterly results.

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Reports suggest that Instagram is hurting its competitors big time. With growing engagement, Instagram is set to drive FB stock higher.
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Instagram, owned by Menlo Park, California-basedFacebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)looks set to become the next big driver for thesocial media giant. Recent reports suggest that Instagram is hurting competitors like Snapchat big time. Analysts estimate that the platform could contribute as much as $3.5 billion to Facebook’s top line numbers in 2017. And given the most recent updates on Instagram’s Monthly Active Users (MAUs) and Daily Active Users (DAUs), it’s likely that engagement on the platform is inching closer to that on the core Facebook platform, a trend that bodes well for FB stock investors. With each passing day, it seems increasingly likely that Instagram could become a huge catalyst, driving FB stock higher in the couple of years ahead.

stock marker: KB Financial Group Inc(KB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, financial shares tumbled 1.74 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Federated National Holding Co (NASDAQ: FNHC), down 16 percent, and KB Financial Group, Inc. (ADR) (NYSE: KB) down 10 percent.

stock marker: Madison Square Garden Inc.(MSG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Madison Square Garden Co (NYSE: MSG) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $325.53 million.

    Gogo Inc (NASDAQ: GOGO) is projected to report a quarterly loss at $0.42 per share on revenue of $137.58 million.

  • [By Ian Wyatt, Publisher & Chief Investment Strategist, Wyatt Investment Research]

    Meanwhile, Mark Boyar, of The Boyar Value Fund, recommends another household name: Madison Square Garden (MSG). He thinks the Dolan family could take the company private.

stock marker: Baker Hughes Incorporated(BHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Following a series of M&A announcements in the oilfield-services sector since the onset of the oil market downturn, French oil-field service company Technip and U.S. oilfield equipment company FMC Technologies (NYSE:FTI) hooked up in an all-stock deal valuing the combined company at $13 billion. Shareholders of each company will own 50% of the combined entity, to be named TechnipFMC, which implies a roughly $6.5 billion acquisition valuation for each entity. The transaction, which should close early next year, will “combine Technip’s innovative systems and solutions, state-of-the-art assets, engineering strengths, and project management capabilities with FMC Technologies’ leading technology, manufacturing, and service capabilities.” Further, it should save $400 million in annual costs by 2019. Moreover, it will enable the combined company to compete better against larger oil-field service rivals Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI), Halliburton (NYSE:HAL), and Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB), which have all gained strength during the downturn either through M&A activities or cost savings initiatives.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Evercore ISI’s James West and team are starting to feel really good about the potential of the General Electric (GE)-Baker Hughes (BHI) merger. They explain why:

  • [By William Patalon III]

    Since the moment it was announced, we’ve been highly bullish on the complicated-but-intriguing deal that would combine the oilfield services unit of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) and all of sector rival Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI).

  • [By Brian Wu]

    GE recently doubled down on its oil and gas business after merging it with Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI) and took a majority 62.5% stake in the merged entity. The merged entity is now the second-largest oil services business and will help GE take full advantage of increased oil and gas production under the new administration.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    While Loop maintains a Buy rating on all of the stocks mentioned above, Guggenheim analyst Michael LaMotte isn’t quite so bullish on the sector. Earlier this week, LaMotte downgraded the following oil services stocks from Buy to Neutral:

    Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI)
    Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc (NYSE: FMSA)
    Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE: HP)
    Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR)
    Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE: SLB)
    Halliburton
    Superior Energy Services

    Guggenheim also cut its 2017 oil price forecast from $55 to $48/bbl.

stock marker: Pacific Ethanol Inc.(PEIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Pacific Ethanol Inc (NASDAQ: PEIX) got a boost, shooting up 30 percent to $5.47 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.