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2 Stocks That Climbed on a Bad Market Day

The fall months have historically been tough ones for the stock market, and by now, it seems like the prospects for declines in markets during September and October are just as likely to be a self-fulfilling prophecy as anything. Regardless of the reason, investors were downbeat on the market on Wednesday, and that led to declines for the all three major market benchmarks. The Nasdaq Composite (NASDAQINDEX:^IXIC) suffered slightly larger declines on a percentage basis, losing its dominance over the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC) and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES:^DJI).

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Data source: Yahoo! Finance.

However, some stocks managed to buck the downtrend. In particular, the consumer staples arena performed fairly well, and major players General Mills (NYSE:GIS) and Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) posted solid gains. Below, we’ll go into more detail about what had shareholders in these food companies feeling better about their prospects Wednesday.

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General Mills is looking up

Shares of General Mills finished the day up almost 5%. The maker of cereal and other foods provided a review of its business and financial outlook in connection with a global consumer staples conference, and what it had to say made investors more upbeat about its long-term prospects.

General Mills identified several priorities it has for its future growth. First, it expects to boost its competitiveness through strategic execution. It’s also aiming to control costs by taking direct action to fight inflation and other headwinds, including work to boost margins and pass through cost increases by using its pricing power. And finally, the company wants to make reorganizational moves like acquisitions and divestitures effectively without disturbing its core business.

General Mills also gave favorable guidance for the remainder of its current fiscal 2022 year. It now sees organic net sales falling less sharply, near the higher end of its previous range of down 1% to 3%. General Mills also sees the potential to come in flat in adjusted earnings per share compared to year-earlier levels.

The food business is a tough one, and all the more so when cost pressures are affecting the industry. Nevertheless, General Mills is pulling out all the stops to bolster its growth in the years to come.

Kraft touts “agility”

Meanwhile, shares of Kraft Heinz closed higher by nearly 4%. The company also presented at the same conference and made its case for its own competitive advantages.

Kraft Heinz went through all the actions it has taken as part of its transformation plan over the past 18 months. CEO Miguel Patricio emphasized that the combination of using Kraft’s massive scale while still retaining the agility to jump on interesting opportunities as they arise is a cornerstone of his vision for the company’s future. Other executives chimed in with how Kraft is meeting modern consumer needs, and it’s looking at new ways to manage cost increases while still delivering products that will result in repeat purchases from customers.

Specifically, Kraft Heinz has boosted prices in about two-thirds of the products in its U.S. brand portfolio. If input costs keep rising, the company will pass those higher expenses to consumers through additional price hikes.

Kraft sees 2022 demand remaining solidly above pre-pandemic levels, and it hopes to use its pricing power to sustain margins and maximize profits. That’s been a winning recipe for years, and Kraft expects it will remain attractive for those looking to invest in the stock.

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Top 5 Stocks For 2019

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Top 5 Stocks For 2019: Silicon Graphics International Corp(SGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Superior Gold (CVE:SGI) will be releasing its earnings data before the market opens on Tuesday, August 21st. Analysts expect Superior Gold to post earnings of C$0.05 per share for the quarter.

Top 5 Stocks For 2019: The Kraft Heinz Company(KHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    GAM Holding AG acquired a new stake in Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC) in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor acquired 22,657 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $975,000.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer, Chris Neiger, and Travis Hoium]

    Just about everyone wants to know what famed investor Warren Buffett, the so-called Oracle of Omaha, owns and whether or not they should own those stocks, too. The answer, as with every investment decision, isn’t usually a simple yes or no. Which is why these three Motley Fool investors have looked at the stocks that Buffett owns in his own portfolio or as CEO of Berkshire Hathaway to see which ones are most interesting today. Technology giant Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), food maker The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ:KHC), and tiny real estate investment trust Seritage Growth Properties (NYSE:SRG) all caught our attention — but only for the right types of investors.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a strong day on Wall Street, as major benchmarks finished higher by 1% to 2%. Market participants focused their attention on the April jobs report, which included a drop in the unemployment rate to 3.9%, its lowest level in more than 17 years. Nonfarm payroll gains of 164,000 weren’t extremely strong, and some saw wage growth of just 2.6% as bad news for workers. Yet from many investors’ perspective, weak wage growth is actually a positive, as it indicates a lack of inflationary pressure that’s good for most stocks. Good news regarding several key individual companies also helped stoke favorable sentiment. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC), and California Resources (NYSE:CRC) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Buffett explained the disparity between the two figures. To calculate reported net income, Berkshire had to:

    Take its $24.78 billion in operating earnings. Reduce it by about $3 billion to reflect goodwill impairments, largely related to Berkshire’s stake in Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC). Add back in $2.8 billion in realized capital gains from the sale of various investment securities. Take out $20.6 billion in losses representing the reduced amount of unrealized capital gains in Berkshire’s investment portfolio.

    It’s that last number that Buffett finds particularly problematic. The Oracle of Omaha called out the new accounting rule that requires Berkshire to mark its investment securities to market each quarter, with market value changes getting reflected in earnings every three months. That takes away the long-term nature of Buffett’s investment strategy, forcing Berkshire to include the volatile ups and downs in its investments four times a year — what the Berkshire CEO termed as “truly wild and capricious swings in our GAAP bottom line.”

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-four brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $77.85.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Atria Investments LLC decreased its holdings in shares of Kraft Foods (NASDAQ:KHC) by 14.4% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 6,418 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,084 shares during the period. Atria Investments LLC’s holdings in Kraft Foods were worth $400,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Stocks For 2019: B Communications Ltd.(BCOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Monday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares climbed 0.69 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included B Communications Ltd (NASDAQ: BCOM), up 5 percent, and China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (NYSE: CHU), up 3 percent.

Top 5 Stocks For 2019: Cohen & Steers Select Preferred and Income Fund, Inc.(PSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Cohen & Steers Select Pref & Inc Fd (NYSE:PSF) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cohen & Steers Select Pref & Inc Fd earned a media sentiment score of 0.39 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 48.661768322942 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 5 Stocks For 2019: Flaherty & Crumrine Total Return Fund Inc(FLC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about Flaherty & Crumrine Total Return Fd (NYSE:FLC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Flaherty & Crumrine Total Return Fd earned a news sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 48.1757663908196 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019

Call it global warming. Call it climate change. Maybe it’s a nuance, or maybe your political stance determines how you feel about this debate. 24/7 Wall St. has tracked investment in clean energy and renewable energy for years.

It turns out that 2016 broke the growth cycle for investing in clean energy — and then some.

With a new Trump administration about to take office, it looks like there is a night and day views on climate change versus the Obama administration. That makes this report something which likely cannot be ignored. After all, it was only known for less than two months that Hillary Clinton’s clean energy trends would not continue what was seen under the Obama administration. Still, it’s a big world and many other nations outside of the United States have a serious role in clean energy.

The news at the start of 2017 is showing a stark difference for 2016. Bloomberg New Energy Finance now shows that the total dollars of new investments into clean energy fell a whopping 18% down to $287.5 billion in 2016. While the prior year was a record of $348.5 billion, what stands out here now is that the 2016 figure is also represented as being 9% lower than the $315 billion invested into clean energy in 2014.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: The Kraft Heinz Company(KHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ: KHC) fell about 7% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $67.65 after closing at $72.71 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $97.77. Volume of about 12.8 million was more than three times the daily average. The food processing company reported poor earnings this morning and suggested that sales could get worse as competition increases. 247wallst.com/consumer-products/2018/02/16/how-kraft-heinz-earnings-fell-short/

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Campbell’s stock was pulled down as Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) announced a large writedown on the value of some of its well-known brands, and reported higher-than-expected costs for its fourth quarter. Kraft Heinz’s 27% decline as of this writing weighed on the food sector, prompting worries about the industry’s prospects.

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    During his recent, odd earnings call, Musk referred to business moats as “lame,” saying that if “your only defense against invading armies is a moat, you will not last long.” For those just joining us, in business a moat is a competitive advantage created by ownership of a strong brand name that discourages entry into the firm’s markets. Buffett has made a career of investing in firms with “moats” — think Apple, Coca-Cola (KO) , Kraft Heinz (KHC) , Burlington Northern Santa Fe or See’s Candy.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Shares of Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) jumped as much as 11% on Monday after The New York Post said Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) was interested in buying the food and beverage company.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Berkshire Hathaway’s balance sheet under insurance and other operations also showed another investment in The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ: KHC) that has been on the books for some time now and was valued at that time at $17.53 billion (versus $17.635 billion at the end of 2017) in the 10-Q. The 13F filing released on August 14 showed this as the same 325.634 million shares of Kraft Heinz worth some $20.456 billion.The quarterly earnings report filing also showed that roughly 70% of the aggregate fair value was concentrated in Buffett’s big-five companies:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. lessened its position in shares of Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC) by 13.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 25,373 shares of the company’s stock after selling 3,944 shares during the quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co.’s holdings in Kraft Heinz were worth $1,594,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: ATA Inc.(ATAI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    ATA Inc. (NASDAQ: ATAI) traded down about 14% Monday to set a new 52-week low of $0.82, based on revalued shares that closed at $0.72 on Friday but traded up about 250% on Monday at $2.53. Volume was more than 200 times the daily average of around 42,000. You’re on your own here to figure this one out.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: J & J Snack Foods Corp.(JJSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of J & J Snack Foods (NASDAQ:JJSF) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on J & J Snack Foods (JJSF)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    WARNING: “JPMorgan Chase & Co. Trims Stake in J & J Snack Foods Corp (JJSF)” was first posted by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this piece on another domain, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of US & international copyright and trademark laws. The legal version of this piece can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4163089/jpmorgan-chase-co-trims-stake-in-j-j-snack-foods-corp-jjsf.html.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019

Physicians Realty Trust (DOC) is one of the most appealing stocks for REIT investors because of its good value with a very strong and consistent performance amid the first three months of 2018. The medical facility has been and will remain the best-performing healthcare real estate asset class over the long haul and is perhaps the best noncyclical real estate there is. Besides, I am very pleased with the three acquisitions completed in the beginning of 2018. In spite of these solid fundamentals, it trades at an attractive discount of 24.3%.

Company Overview

DOC is a self-managed healthcare real estate company organized in April 2013 to acquire, selectively develop, own, and manage healthcare properties that are leased to physicians, hospitals, and healthcare delivery systems. It invests in real estate that is integral to providing high-quality healthcare services.

DOC has grown the portfolio of gross real estate investments from approximately $124 million at the time of the IPO in July 2013 to approximately $4.4 billion as of March 31, 2018. Since the date of the IPO through to March 31, 2018, the compounded annual growth rate was 115%.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Northern Trust Corporation(NTRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Northern Trust Co. (NASDAQ:NTRS) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the seventeen analysts that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have assigned a hold recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $115.40.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northern Trust (NASDAQ:NTRS) had its target price raised by Credit Suisse Group from $112.00 to $114.00 in a research note issued to investors on Friday morning. They currently have a neutral rating on the asset manager’s stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    $1.62 Earnings Per Share Expected for Northern Trust Co. (NTRS) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Northern Trust Corp. (finance.yahoo.com) DeChambeau claims four-stroke victory in FedEx Cup opener (investing.com) DeChambeau rolls to 4-stroke win at Northern Trust (investing.com) Northern Trust Sees Hammer Chart Pattern: Time to Buy? (finance.yahoo.com)

    Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Northern Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 8th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Northern Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 19th. Citigroup boosted their target price on shares of Northern Trust from $108.00 to $118.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, July 20th. Deutsche Bank dropped their target price on shares of Northern Trust from $119.00 to $118.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, August 16th. Finally, Vining Sparks reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $130.00 target price on shares of Northern Trust in a research report on Monday, July 23rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Northern Trust has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $115.06.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Atlantic Trust Group LLC grew its holdings in shares of Northern Trust Co. (NASDAQ:NTRS) by 19.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 5,141 shares of the asset manager’s stock after purchasing an additional 823 shares during the period. Atlantic Trust Group LLC’s holdings in Northern Trust were worth $530,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: The Kraft Heinz Company(KHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Aksana Fitzpatrick]

    PepsiCo is not alone in its quest for product innovation. Over the past five years, the number of incubator programs in the consumer foods sectors has skyrocketed. Kraft Heinz(NASDAQ:KHC) launched its own incubator — Springboard — earlier this year. Other consumer giants like Kellogg (NYSE:K), General Mills (NYSE:GIS), and Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) have similarly jumped into the start-up world.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Excluding the company’s stake in Kraft Heinz Co. (NYSE: KHC), its top five holdings at the end of last year were as follows:

    American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP): a 17.6% stake valued at $15 billion with a cost basis of $1.3 billion Phillips 66 Co. (NYSE: PSX): a 14.9% stake valued at $7.5 billion and a cost basis of $5.8 billion Moody’s Corp. (NYSE: MCO): a 12.9% stake valued at $3.6 billion with a cost basis of $248 million Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC): a 9.9% stake valued at $29.3 billion and a cost basis of $11.8 billion Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO): a 9.4% stake valued at $18.4 billion with a cost basis of $1.2 billion

    The following are a few of Buffett’s comments from the letter.

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    4. Kraft Heinz (NYSE: KHC)
    The highest payout ratio on the list at 69% and a 36% loss over the last year may make you wonder why its included on the list of perfect dividend stocks.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Mining for cryptocurrency is getting tastier and paying off with a lot less electricity use. Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ: KHC) last week launched a promotion that gives consumers an instant chance to win a “bacoin” currently valued at three slices of the company’s Oscar Mayer bacon.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ: KHC) reported its most recent quarterly results before the markets opened on Friday. The company said that it had $1.00 in earnings per share (EPS) and $6.69 billion in revenue, and consensus estimates had called for $0.92 in EPS on revenue of $6.59 billion. In the same period of last year, the food maker said it had EPS of $0.98 and $6.68 billion in revenue.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Penumbra, Inc.(PEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) Director Bridget O’rourke purchased 700 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 25th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $156.40 per share, for a total transaction of $109,480.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Penumbra Inc (NYSE:PEN) insider James Robert Pray sold 8,125 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $138.34, for a total value of $1,124,012.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 1,578 shares in the company, valued at $218,300.52. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    Penumbra, Inc. (NYSE:PEN) Valuation in Focus (vassarnews.com) Price Target in Focus For Penumbra, Inc. (NYSE:PEN) (cantoncaller.com) Bounding Shares, What’s Next for Penumbra, Inc. (NYSE:PEN)? (cantoncaller.com) Penumbra Inc (PEN): Examining Today’s Signals (zeelandpress.com) Daniel Donen Davis Sells 7,500 Shares of Penumbra Inc (PEN) Stock (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of NYSE PEN opened at $129.10 on Friday. Penumbra has a 12-month low of $82.55 and a 12-month high of $167.35. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.45 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -12,910.00, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 24.42 and a beta of 0.15.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Penumbra Inc (NYSE:PEN) insider Daniel Donen Davis sold 7,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $130.38, for a total transaction of $977,850.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Penumbra (NYSE: PEN) and Globus Medical (NYSE:GMED) are both mid-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and valuation.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.(BONT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Not long ago, liquidation seemed inevitable for bankrupt department store operator Bon-Ton Stores Inc. (NASDAQ:BONT). The company’s desperate attempt to restructure outside the bankruptcy process failed earlier this year when it couldn’t find an investor willing to finance a comeback effort.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    In 2018, TJX will benefit from a lower tax rate and easier year-over-year comparisons. It is also likely to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of Bon-Ton Stores’ (NASDAQ:BONT) pending liquidation. This could send TJX stock to new heights later this year.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    However, the outlook for J.C. Penney stock could be improving as competition in the department store sector starts to wane. Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD) recently revealed another round of store closures. Furthermore, Bon-Ton (NASDAQ:BONT) announced this week that it will liquidate after its attempt to emerge from bankruptcy as a going concern failed.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Last week, bankrupt department store operator Bon-Ton Stores (NASDAQ:BONT) made one last desperate bid to survive. A group led by mall owners Namdar Realty Group and Washington Prime Group (NYSE:WPG) signed a letter of intent to buy the company out of bankruptcy and continue operating at least some of its stores.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ascent Capital Group, Inc.(ASCMA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ascent Capital Group Inc Series A (ASCMA)

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  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are the top performers from last week…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) $1.83 165.71%
    Radisys Corp. (Nasdaq: RSYS) $1.55 115.68%
    Ascent Capital Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ASCMA) $3.71 43.12%
    Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp. (Nasdaq: ADMP) $4.36 40.63%
    Tintri Inc. (Nasdaq: TNTR) $0.18 40.49%
    Prana Biotechnology Ltd. (Nasdaq: PRAN) $2.35 39.96%
    Micronet Enertec Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: MICT) $1.60 39.40%
    Corindus Vascular Robotics (NYSE: CVRS) $1.17 34.40%
    ParkerVision Inc. (Nasdaq: PRKR) $0.70 30.65%
    SuperCom Ltd. (Nasdaq: SPCB) $0.24 30.10%

    While these gains are exciting, they pale in comparison to the profit potential of our top penny stock to buy this week.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ: ASCMA) and Applied DNA Sciences (NASDAQ:APDN) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Hot Bank Stocks To Buy For 2019

 

Delinquency rates on store-branded credit cards have reached a seven-year high, according to Equifax, possibly signaling broader troubles for household debt down the road.

The share of private-label credit cards with accounts at least 60 days delinquent is 4.65%, up from 4.08% in March 2017, Equifax said Wednesday. That’s the highest since early 2011, the credit reporting agency said.

Equifax at least partly blames the trend on consumers who mistakenly believe they can avoid paying their credit card bills when retailers go out of business, declare bankruptcy or close local stores.

“This is a huge mistake as the lenders behind the private label cards are still reporting to credit bureaus and the creditors to the retailer are keen to collect any outstanding accounts receivable toward their outstanding debts,” says Amy Crew Cutts, chief economist of Equifax. “The decision not to pay on these cards in the hopes that the retailer will forget them will haunt these consumers for a while and will impact their ability to take out credit in the future.”

Hot Bank Stocks To Buy For 2019: Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(ARNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARNA) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eleven analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $58.88.

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    Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA) : “I like specialty pharma. This is a good one, too.”

    Dominion Energy (D) : “You have to buy it. It’s time to think long-term.”

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rhumbline Advisers increased its holdings in Arena Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARNA) by 5.0% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 37,698 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after buying an additional 1,810 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers’ holdings in Arena Pharmaceuticals were worth $1,489,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Partner Fund Management L.P. purchased a new position in shares of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARNA) in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund purchased 1,196,891 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock, valued at approximately $52,184,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Northern Trust Corp grew its stake in shares of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARNA) by 16.9% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 543,774 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after buying an additional 78,445 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp owned 1.10% of Arena Pharmaceuticals worth $21,479,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Macquarie Group Ltd. lifted its position in Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARNA) by 4.5% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 490,000 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after buying an additional 20,900 shares during the period. Macquarie Group Ltd.’s holdings in Arena Pharmaceuticals were worth $21,364,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Hot Bank Stocks To Buy For 2019: The Kraft Heinz Company(KHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a strong day on Wall Street, as major benchmarks finished higher by 1% to 2%. Market participants focused their attention on the April jobs report, which included a drop in the unemployment rate to 3.9%, its lowest level in more than 17 years. Nonfarm payroll gains of 164,000 weren’t extremely strong, and some saw wage growth of just 2.6% as bad news for workers. Yet from many investors’ perspective, weak wage growth is actually a positive, as it indicates a lack of inflationary pressure that’s good for most stocks. Good news regarding several key individual companies also helped stoke favorable sentiment. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC), and California Resources (NYSE:CRC) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Atlantic Trust Group LLC lessened its position in Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC) by 2.7% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 34,341 shares of the company’s stock after selling 936 shares during the period. Atlantic Trust Group LLC’s holdings in Kraft Heinz were worth $2,139,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    The unnamed competitor, is, of course, Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ:KHC), which owns the Heinz Mustard label, Kraft barbecue sauces, and the Tapatio brand, an institutional food-service hot sauce. McCormick realized before purchasing RB Foods that its deep marketing skills and distribution prowess, combined with sophisticated data analysis tools (all of which it successfully employs in its core condiments business), would translate well in the task of reasserting French’s dominance in domestic grocery aisles.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    It hasn’t been a good year so far for Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) shareholders. The stock shed 19% through the first six months of 2018 compared to a 2% uptick in the S&P 500, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

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    Credit Suisse analyst Robert Moskow slashed his rating on packaged food giant Kraft Heinz (KHC) to under-perform on Monday. In addition to doubting the 3G Capital-backed company’s ability to innovate (3G Capital is known in the industry for its cost-cutting efforts), Moskow slams the company’s culture and cites it as a key risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Hollencrest Capital Management lowered its holdings in shares of Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC) by 50.0% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 8,089 shares of the company’s stock after selling 8,091 shares during the period. Hollencrest Capital Management’s holdings in Kraft Heinz were worth $446,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Bank Stocks To Buy For 2019: Sphere 3D Corp.(ANY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DST Systems (NASDAQ: ANY) and Sphere 3D (NASDAQ:ANY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, risk and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Sphere 3D Corp (NASDAQ:ANY) were down 9.4% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $0.29 and last traded at $0.29. Approximately 2,010 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 100% from the average daily volume of 769,788 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.32.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    MINDBODY (NASDAQ: MB) and Sphere 3D (NASDAQ:ANY) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.