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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now

The most widely anticipated shareholder letter on Wall Street was released on Saturday.

Warren Buffett discussed many topics including Wall Street’s obsession with quarterly results, Berkshire Hathaway’s $112 billion cash pile and what he wants to do with it, his first stock purchase, the dangers of too much debt, and what he sees as the biggest risks ahead.

The “Oracle of Omaha” also gave a touching tribute to what he described as the “American Tailwind.”

Here are the highlights from the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway:

Don't pay attention to quarterly fluctuations

“Wide swings in our quarterly GAAP earnings will inevitably continue. That’s because our huge equity portfolio – valued at nearly $173 billion at the end of 2018 – will often experience one-day price fluctuations of $2 billion or more, all of which the new rule says must be dropped immediately to our bottom line. Indeed, in the fourth quarter, a period of high volatility in stock prices, we experienced several days with a ‘profit’ or ‘loss’ of more than $4 billion. Our advice? Focus on operating earnings, paying little attention to gains or losses of any variety. My saying that in no way diminishes the importance of our investments to Berkshire. Over time, Charlie and I expect them to deliver substantial gains, albeit with highly irregular timing.”

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Intercontinental Hotels Group(IHG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Intercontinental Hotels Group (LON:IHG) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the twelve ratings firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 4,483.33 ($58.40).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Liberum Capital reissued their hold rating on shares of InterContinental Hotels Group (LON:IHG) in a research report report published on Friday morning.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Playa Hotels & Resorts (NASDAQ: PLYA) and InterContinental Hotels Group (NYSE:IHG) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Intercontinental Hotels Group (LON:IHG) had its price target increased by Societe Generale from GBX 4,500 ($58.80) to GBX 4,800 ($62.72) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. They currently have a hold rating on the stock.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Crown Media Holdings, Inc.(CRWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Acumen Capital reissued their buy rating on shares of Crown Capital Partners (TSE:CRWN) in a research report report published on Tuesday. Acumen Capital currently has a C$11.80 target price on the stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Crown Capital Partners (TSE:CRWN) had its price target cut by Cormark from C$12.00 to C$11.00 in a report issued on Thursday.

    Several other equities analysts have also issued reports on CRWN. National Bank Financial reissued a sector perform rating and issued a C$11.00 price target on shares of Crown Capital Partners in a report on Wednesday, November 28th. BMO Capital Markets decreased their price target on shares of Crown Capital Partners from C$11.50 to C$11.00 and set an outperform rating for the company in a report on Monday, January 14th. Raymond James reissued an outperform rating and issued a C$11.50 price target on shares of Crown Capital Partners in a report on Monday, February 11th. Finally, Acumen Capital reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a C$11.80 target price on shares of Crown Capital Partners in a research note on Tuesday, February 19th.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: China Life Insurance Company Limited(LFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    China Life Insurance (NYSE: LFC) manages the broadest distribution network among insurers in China with 31 provincial-level branches, covering over 420 million policyholders. Gross written premiums jumped 19% last year with a 29% increase in renewal policy premiums.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    China Life Insurance (NYSE: LFC) and Voya Financial (NYSE:VOYA) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    China Life Insurance Co Ltd (NYSE:LFC) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the twelve ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $13.85.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Critical Comparison: AXA (AXAHY) & China Life Insurance (LFC) (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks Value Investor Highlights: Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, China Life Insurance and Jacobs Engineering (finance.yahoo.com) China Life Insurance (LFC) Rating Lowered to Sell at Goldman Sachs (americanbankingnews.com) Head to Head Comparison: China Life Insurance (LFC) & The Competition (americanbankingnews.com) Contrasting China Life Insurance (LFC) and Its Competitors (americanbankingnews.com)

    China Life Insurance traded up $0.23, hitting $14.32, during midday trading on Friday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 454,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 692,520. The company has a current ratio of 8.45, a quick ratio of 8.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05. China Life Insurance has a 12 month low of $13.48 and a 12 month high of $17.85. The stock has a market cap of $81.12 billion, a PE ratio of 15.40, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.49 and a beta of 1.57.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    OLD Mut PLC/ADR (NYSE: LFC) and China Life Insurance (NYSE:LFC) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    China Life Insurance Co Ltd (NYSE:LFC) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen research firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $13.85.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: SkyWest, Inc.(SKYW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Over the past five years, top regional airline SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW) has achieved a remarkable comeback. In 2014, the company was barely profitable, due to a combination of unfavorable weather, rising pilot costs, and the poor profitability of its ExpressJet subsidiary. SkyWest posted a full-year adjusted profit of less than $7 million — on more than $3 billion of revenue — for 2014.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ:SKYW) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the nine ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $65.86.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Of these potential explanations for United’s pending service cuts, the most plausible is that a pilot shortage forced its hand. Of the three routes that will be canceled, two are flown by subsidiaries of SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW), while the Champaign/Urbana route is operated by Trans States Airlines.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Strayer Education, Inc.(STRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Strayer Education (NASDAQ: STRA) and New Oriental Education & Tech Grp (NYSE:EDU) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Form 4 STRAYER EDUCATION INC For: May 01 Filed by: MILANO TODD A (streetinsider.com) Q2 2018 Earnings Forecast for Strayer Education (STRA) Issued By Piper Jaffray (americanbankingnews.com) Strayer Education (STRA) Price Target Raised to $118.00 (americanbankingnews.com) Strayer Education (STRA) Q1 Earnings Beat, Enrollments Up (msn.com) Edited Transcript of STRA earnings conference call or presentation 2-May-18 2:00pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of brokerages recently weighed in on STRA. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Strayer Education from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 18th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and set a $107.00 target price on shares of Strayer Education in a report on Wednesday, April 11th. Piper Jaffray upgraded shares of Strayer Education from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, March 5th. TheStreet cut shares of Strayer Education from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 13th. Finally, First Analysis upgraded shares of Strayer Education from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $105.00 to $112.00 in a report on Sunday, March 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. Strayer Education presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $106.50.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Penns Woods Bancorp, Inc.(PWOD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Headlines about Penns Woods Bancorp (NASDAQ:PWOD) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Penns Woods Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.2338385861856 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 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: VivoPower International PLC (VVPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Bioblast Pharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: ORPN) shares rose 29.6 percent to $3.22.
    Mannatech, Incorporated (NASDAQ: MTEX) surged 23.3 percent to $19.60 after the company reported commencement of modified Dutch auction cash tender for up to $16 million of common stock.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares rose 22.1 percent to $15.8003.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) gained 18.1 percent to $5.54 following commencement of EU blood grouping field trial.
    Shineco, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYHT) climbed 17.1 percent to $1.9899 following Q3 results. Shineco posted Q3 earnings of $0.21 per share on sales of $13.3 million.
    CPI Card Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PMTS) rose 17 percent to $3.0999.
    Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE) shares climbed 12 percent to $2.2613. The stock spiked more than 14 percent Thursday near the close as traders circulate word the Delaware lottery is planning to introduce full sports betting in June.
    Harte Hanks, Inc. (NYSE: HHS) shares gained 7.2 percent to $11.05 after the company late Thursday appointed four new independent directors to board.
    Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON) rose 6.4 percent to $6.17.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) shares gained 6.3 percent to $3.74.
    Global Self Storage, Inc. (NASDAQ: SELF) shares climbed 6 percent to $4.20.

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares dipped 47.8 percent to $4.60. Check-Cap priced its upsized underwritten offering of public units at $5.50 per unit.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) shares fell 41.5 percent to $2.57.
    Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC) dropped 35.1 percent to $29.50 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) dropped 34.8 percent to $3.75 after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 25.2 percent to $24.01 after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) dropped 22.5 percent to $45.73 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 19.6 percent to $52.075 following Q1 earnings.
    Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVM) shares declined 18.1 percent to $5.20. Adverum Biotech disclosed that its CEO Amber Salzman is stepping down.
    Newater Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEWA) dropped 17.2 percent to $12.83.
    Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: BAS) fell 17.2 percent to $13.65 following Q1 results.
    Xperi Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER) declined 15.8 percent to $19.40 after announcing Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.649 after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PFMT) dropped 14.2 percent to $2.65.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 13.2 percent to $8.32 after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) dropped 12.2 percent to $5.05.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 9.7 percent

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Take a look at last week’s top-performing penny stocks below, and then we’ll show you how we found the next penny stock on our radar:

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) $3.51 134.00%
    Akari Therapeutics Plc. (NASDAQ: AKTX) $4.08 122.96%
    Soleno Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: SLNO) $2.68 78.67%
    Handcock Jaffe Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ: HJLI) $2.35 66.67%
    ConforMIS Inc. (NASDAQ: CFMS) $1.78 54.76%
    Smart Sand Inc. (NASDAQ: SND) $3.99 46.69%
    Avinger Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGR) $0.89 45.19%
    VivoPower International Plc. (NASDAQ: VVPR) $1.55 44.86%
    Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SNSS) $0.92 43.64%
    Genprx Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) $2.10 42.86%

    As last week’s returns show, the right penny stocks can crush the broader market’s lackluster returns.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) shares climbed 23.2 percent to $155.19 after Elliott Management confirmed a $160 per share cash offer for athenahealth.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) gained 21.3 percent to $8.83. Evolus named David Moatazedi as new CEO.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) climbed 18.2 percent to $3.12 after falling 39.86 percent on Friday.
    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) rose 15.6 percent to $27.53 after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) rose 13 percent to $2.26.
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC) gained 11.9 percent to $7.35.
    National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) surged 11.8 percent to $6.24 after the company posted upbeat quarterly profit.
    Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) shares gained 11.3 percent to $3.56.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) shares rose 8.8 percent to $18.875.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) rose 8.7 percent to $2.9683.
    Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE: KOS) shares rose 7.4 percent to $7.40.
    Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) rose 7 percent to $2.88 after climbing 1.89 percent on Friday.
    Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR) surged 6 percent to $15.93. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Cloudera with a Buy rating.
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) rose 5.1 percent to $257.35. Barclays upgraded Illumina from Equal-Weight to Overweight.

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Fossil Inc.(FOSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Fossil Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOSL) which rose by over 5% to $15.88. The stock’s 52-week range is $7.97 to $32.17. Volume was about 1.6 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.5 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Friday was Fossil Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOSL) which rose about 10% to $10.02. The stock’s 52-week range is $5.50 to $26.78. Volume was 5.5 million compared to its average volume of 2 million.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Glacier Bancorp, Inc.(GBCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News articles about Glacier Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBCI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news 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. Glacier Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the bank an impact score of 44.9843227025393 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Glacier Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBCI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Saturday morning.

    A number of other research analysts also recently commented on GBCI. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Glacier Bancorp from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Thursday, March 29th. Sandler O’Neill restated a hold rating and set a $41.00 price objective on shares of Glacier Bancorp in a research note on Thursday, March 29th. ValuEngine upgraded Glacier Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 4th. Finally, DA Davidson lowered their price objective on Glacier Bancorp from $42.00 to $40.00 and set a neutral rating for the company in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $41.33.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: MEI Pharma, Inc.(MEIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) rose 75.31 percent to close at $9.94 after reporting Q1 results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 40.62 percent to close at $4.50 on Tuesday after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) gained 34.39 percent to close at $3.40.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) gained 32.74 percent to close at $1.50 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) surged 31.15 percent to close at $8.00 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) rose 21.07 percent to close at $11.09. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) rose 20.23 percent to close at $10.58.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) shares gained 17.62 percent to close at $17.82.
    Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: APVO) rose 17.1 percent to close at $5.82.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) shares jumped 16.23 percent to close at $4.87 following Q1 earnings.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) rose 16.04 percent to close at $3.69.
    PPDAI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PPDF) climbed 15.99 percent to close at $7.98 following Q1 results.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) rose 15.93 percent to close at $3.42.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) gained 15.59 percent to close at $0.5532 following Q1 results.
    Sophiris Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPHS) gained 13.92 percent to close at $3.52 on Tuesday following Q1 results.
    Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA) jumped 13.4 percent to close at $2.37.
    Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI) shares surged 13.05 percent to close
  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of MEI Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:MEIP) were up 13.2% during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $4.30 and last traded at $4.30. Approximately 651,334 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 127% from the average daily volume of 287,125 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.80.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares climbed 70.3 percent to $5.45 after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) surged 39.8 percent to $1.58 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) gained 25.6 percent to $11.50. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Aytu Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ: AYTU) shares jumped 21.8 percent to $0.4798 after the company late Monday reported lighter-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) shares gained 21.1 percent to $26.77 following Q3 results.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) rose 16.8 percent to $7.1271 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) rose 13.8 percent to $2.88.
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) jumped 13.1 percent to $6.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares gained 12 percent to $5.87 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) gained 8.4 percent to $3.96 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Rosehill Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: ROSE) surged 8.4 percent to $7.90 after announcing Q1 results.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) rose 8.1 percent to $0.5171 following Q1 results.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) rose 7.7 percent to $5.6103 following Q1 results.
    Nine Energy Service, Inc. (NYSE: NINE) shares climbed 7.4 percent to $35.90.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 6.7 percent to $6.40 after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about MEI Pharma (NASDAQ:MEIP) have been trending somewhat negative on Friday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. MEI Pharma earned a coverage optimism score of -0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 45.5534769772513 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Seadrill’s rally demonstrates how profitable penny stocks can be for savvy investors. With Seadrill’s gains already on the books, we’ll look at a stock that’s on track to generate tremendous returns – a small cap that just completed a groundbreaking acquisition with huge profit potential…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    Seadrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) $0.58 98.74%
    Vivis Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) $0.83 59.97%
    MEI Pharma Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP) $3.45 43.40%
    Transenterix Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) $3.15 35.72%
    Akers Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: AKER) $0.65 34.38%
    Galectin Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: GALT) $4.54 32.58%
    Phoenix New Media Ltd. (NYSE ADR: FENG) $5.65 32.22%
    Heat Biologics Inc. (Nasdaq: HTBX) $1.73 31.37%
    Bright Scholar Education Ltd. (NYSE ADR: BEDU) $18.51 29.03%
    21 Vianet Group Inc. (Nasdaq: VNET) $7.36 28.72%

    These gains are incredibly exciting. However, not all penny stocks are equally strong investments.

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The Supreme Court’s ruling on sports gambling Monday will significantly boost the sales of several gaming-related companies, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

The court upheld the legality of a 2014 New Jersey law permitting sports betting at casinos and racetracks in the state and voided the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act.

“The ruling paves the way for the states to enact legislation to regulate sports betting. Betting could commence this year in NJ followed by MS, DE, WV, OR and PA, with more states to follow in 2019,” analyst Shaun Kelley wrote in a note to clients entitled “Supreme Court legalizes sports betting – Positive for regionals and gaming tech” Monday. “We expect operator margins to be low but see upside for all of regional gaming, while gaming tech could be a key beneficiary.”

Best Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Reliv’ International Inc.(RELV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about Reliv International (NASDAQ:RELV) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Reliv International earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 46.5816094320485 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Best Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Euronet Worldwide Inc.(EEFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    For global transactions facilitator Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT), the final quarter of 2018 revealed highly credible performances in each of the company’s three major business segments. More importantly, Euronet’s epay division appears to be returning to growth mode after several quarters of middling results.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Most of the stock market posted solid gains on Monday after Canada joined the U.S. and Mexico in forging a renewed regional trade agreement. The Dow Jones Industrial Average quickly got out to a more than 200-point gain early in the session, as investors in many of the manufacturing companies that make up the Dow’s 30 components have been especially nervous about the recent Trump administration strategy of imposing tariffs and threatening to end long-standing agreements. Interestingly, small-cap stocks lagged behind their megacap counterparts, sending the Russell 2000 index to a substantial loss. But some companies saw their shares soar on encouraging news. New Age Beverages (NASDAQ:NBEV), Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT), and Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Wells Fargo & Co restated their outperform rating on shares of Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT) in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning, The Fly reports. They currently have a $150.00 price target on the business services provider’s stock.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of financial services company Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT) jumped as much as 14.8% in early trading Monday after the company announced a big expected jump in 2019 earnings. Shares were maintaining a 12.5% gain on the day as of 11:20 a.m. EDT. 

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Euronet Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: EEFT) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman Sachs. It has a $94 price target, which compares with the consensus target across Wall Street of $105.29. The stock ended trading on Friday at $85.98.

Best Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: China Life Insurance Company Limited(LFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    OLD Mut PLC/ADR (NYSE: LFC) and China Life Insurance (NYSE:LFC) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By ]

    China Life Insurance (NYSE: LFC) manages the broadest distribution network among insurers in China with 31 provincial-level branches, covering over 420 million policyholders. Gross written premiums jumped 19% last year with a 29% increase in renewal policy premiums.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    China Life Insurance Co Ltd (NYSE:LFC) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen research firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $13.85.

Best Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: MISONIX Inc.(MSON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    H2O Innovation (OTCMKTS:HEOFF) and Misonix (NASDAQ:MSON) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Misonix (NASDAQ:MSON) and H2O Innovation (OTCMKTS:HEOFF) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cesca Therapeutics (NASDAQ: MSON) and Misonix (NASDAQ:MSON) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Misonix (NASDAQ:MSON) and H2O Innovation (OTCMKTS:HEOFF) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    H2O Innovation (OTCMKTS:HEOFF) and Misonix (NASDAQ:MSON) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

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Banks in the European Union won a battle to soften new rules on how failing firms are restructured, as the bloc’s parliament staked out its position on a sweeping overhaul of rules for the financial industry.

A parliament committee on Tuesday gave the green light to an update of the law known as the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive. The lawmakers backed a cap on the loss-absorbing liabilities banks must have to fund their own restructuring without relying on taxpayers’ cash.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.(SCHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. lifted its position in shares of Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCHN) by 149.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 60,730 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 36,390 shares during the quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. owned about 0.23% of Schnitzer Steel Industries worth $2,047,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Schnitzer Steel Industries (NASDAQ:SCHN) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 26, 2018 11:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market eased lower on Friday, but major benchmarks managed to come back considerably from their worst levels of the day. At its lows, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down more than 200 points following news that the U.S. would indeed move forward with tariffs against China. Yet even though China announced plans to retaliate in kind, market participants seemed willing to give trade policy the benefit of the doubt given the current strength of the U.S. economy. Some stocks saw nice gains in response to the news, as well as to company-specific events. Schnitzer Steel Industries (NASDAQ:SCHN), Braskem (NYSE:BAK), and Pivotal Software (NYSE:PVTL) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Pool (NASDAQ: POOL) and Schnitzer Steel Industries (NASDAQ:SCHN) are both consumer discretionary 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.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Duluth Holdings Inc.(DLTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Duluth Holdings (NASDAQ:DLTH) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 5, 2018 9:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Duluth Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:DLTH) reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $23.60 and last traded at $23.54, with a volume of 43126 shares. The stock had previously closed at $22.52.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Duluth Holdings (NASDAQ:DLTH) reported its fiscal first-quarter results on Tuesday, June 5. The maker of premium rough-and-tumble clothing and gear reported strong top-line growth of nearly 20% thanks to 13 new store openings over the last year. However, the company struggled to translate it into gains on the bottom line. 

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Duluth (DLTH)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Express (NYSE: EXPR) and Duluth (NASDAQ:DLTH) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and risk.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Allstate Corporation (ALL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Insurance companies tend to do well as rates rise, and this sector giant may be an outstanding pick for investors. Allstate Corp. (NYSE: ALL) is the largest publicly traded personal lines insurance company, with about 12% of the personal lines market (one in eight households). Allstate is primarily a direct writer. Besides a full array of personal lines P/C products (preferred, standard and nonstandard auto insurance, and homeowners’ insurance), the company also offers life insurance and annuity products.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Allstate Corp. (NYSE: ALL) was last seen down 2.1% at $97.95, in a 52-week trading range of $88.29 to $105.36. Its market cap is $34 billion.

    Chubb Ltd. (NYSE: CB) traded down 1.1% at $135.14, and it has a 52-week range of $123.96 to $157.50 and a market cap of almost $63 billion.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Univest Corp of Pennsylvania trimmed its position in shares of Allstate Corp (NYSE:ALL) by 2.2% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 42,744 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 959 shares during the quarter. Allstate comprises 1.3% of Univest Corp of Pennsylvania’s portfolio, making the stock its 27th biggest holding. Univest Corp of Pennsylvania’s holdings in Allstate were worth $4,219,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Allstate (NYSE:ALL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 1st. The insurance provider reported $1.90 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.45 by $0.45. Allstate had a net margin of 9.06% and a return on equity of 15.21%. The firm had revenue of $8.46 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $8.53 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.38 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 5.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Allstate Corp will post 9.42 EPS for the current year.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    GSA Capital Partners LLP acquired a new stake in Allstate Corp (NYSE:ALL) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm acquired 15,535 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,418,000.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: China Life Insurance Company Limited(LFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    China Life Insurance (NYSE: LFC) manages the broadest distribution network among insurers in China with 31 provincial-level branches, covering over 420 million policyholders. Gross written premiums jumped 19% last year with a 29% increase in renewal policy premiums.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    China Life Insurance Co Ltd (NYSE:LFC) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen research firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $13.85.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    OLD Mut PLC/ADR (NYSE: LFC) and China Life Insurance (NYSE:LFC) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Critical Comparison: AXA (AXAHY) & China Life Insurance (LFC) (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks Value Investor Highlights: Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, China Life Insurance and Jacobs Engineering (finance.yahoo.com) China Life Insurance (LFC) Rating Lowered to Sell at Goldman Sachs (americanbankingnews.com) Head to Head Comparison: China Life Insurance (LFC) & The Competition (americanbankingnews.com) Contrasting China Life Insurance (LFC) and Its Competitors (americanbankingnews.com)

    China Life Insurance traded up $0.23, hitting $14.32, during midday trading on Friday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 454,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 692,520. The company has a current ratio of 8.45, a quick ratio of 8.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05. China Life Insurance has a 12 month low of $13.48 and a 12 month high of $17.85. The stock has a market cap of $81.12 billion, a PE ratio of 15.40, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.49 and a beta of 1.57.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    China Life Insurance (NYSE: LFC) and Voya Financial (NYSE:VOYA) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    China Life Insurance Co Ltd (NYSE:LFC) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the twelve ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $13.85.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Xcel Energy Inc.(XEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders acquired 2,056 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 3,270% compared to the typical daily volume of 61 call options.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

    Get Xcel Energy alerts:

    Head-To-Head Analysis: Xcel Energy (XEL) versus Endesa (ELEZF) (americanbankingnews.com) Contrasting Evergy (EVRG) and Xcel Energy (XEL) (americanbankingnews.com) Endesa (ELEZF) versus Xcel Energy (XEL) Head-To-Head Analysis (americanbankingnews.com) Selecting A Utility: Look Back, Look Forward, Or Look At Your Bill (seekingalpha.com) Colorado regulator raises Xcel Energy efficiency target by 25% (seekingalpha.com)

    A number of analysts have recently issued reports on XEL shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Xcel Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Saturday, June 2nd. Mizuho raised Xcel Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. SunTrust Banks set a $43.00 price objective on Xcel Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, March 19th. Bank of America cut Xcel Energy from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $47.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Wednesday. Finally, Morgan Stanley cut their price objective on Xcel Energy from $49.00 to $46.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, June 13th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Xcel Energy currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $47.00.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Xcel Energy (NASDAQ:XEL), which owns one of two investor-owned utilities in the state, has already exceeded the 30% target. But it knows even more ambitious standards are coming in the not-too-distant future. That’s why it’s proposed an ambitious new power plan to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that would allow the company to generate 55% of its power in the state from renewables by 2026. It would also double the company’s current total solar capacity.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Chiasma, Inc.(CHMA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chiasma Inc (NASDAQ:CHMA) Director Scott Minick acquired 25,000 shares of Chiasma stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 20th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $3.08 per share, with a total value of $77,000.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 62,531 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $192,595.48. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Chiasma Inc (NASDAQ:CHMA) Director Scott Minick purchased 4,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 18th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $3.07 per share, for a total transaction of $12,280.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 62,531 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $191,970.17. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Data I/O Corporation(DAIO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Data I/O (NASDAQ: DAIO) and Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Analogic (NASDAQ: ALOG) and Data I/O (NASDAQ:DAIO) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Itron (NASDAQ: ITRI) and Data I/O (NASDAQ:DAIO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) tumbled 18 percent to $22.90 following Q1 results.
    Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) fell 17.4 percent to $349.52. Washington Prime Group will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) dipped 15.7 percent to $14.03 after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) fell 15.3 percent to $11.65. FormFactor is expected to release Q1 results on May 2.
    Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) dropped 14.3 percent to $6.24 following Q1 results.
    National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NATI) fell 14.3 percent to $ 42.34 after reporting Q1 results.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) dipped 14.2 percent to $32.37 following Q1 results.
    Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) dropped 13.5 percent to $3.33. Civeo posted a Q1 loss of $0.42 per share on sales of $101.504 million.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) fell 12.4 percent to $125.310 after reporting Q1 results.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares tumbled 12.1 percent to $262.06 as the company posted Q1 results.
    Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: VALU) fell 11.3 percent to $19.10.
    Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) shares dropped 11.2 percent to $27.605 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.
    AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVHI) declined 10.7 percent to $17.20 following Q1 results.
    CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) dropped 9.4 percent to $21.01 after reporting Q4 results.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 8.9 percent to $7.280 following mixed Q1 results.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 8.4 percent to $45.97 after reporting Q4 results.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8.2 percent to $109.825. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) were down 16 percent to $6.12 following Q1 results.

    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) was down, falling around 15 percent to $14.20 after a mixed fourth quarter report.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Liberty Tax, Inc.(TAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Acacia Research (NASDAQ: ACTG) and Liberty Tax (NASDAQ:TAX) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MobileIron, Inc.(MOBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Mobileiron (MOBL)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mobileiron (NASDAQ: MOBL) and Nutanix (NASDAQ:NTNX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mobileiron Inc (NASDAQ:MOBL) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the nine research firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $6.19.

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Shares of MobileIron (NASDAQ:MOBL) have climbed 14.1% during the first six months of 2018, according to data provided S&P Global Market Intelligence. The company’s most dramatic movement stemmed from its fourth-quarter earnings report in February. However, the market was less pleased with its first-quarter results in April and shares have given up ground.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mobileiron Inc (NASDAQ:MOBL) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the eight brokerages that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $6.58.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on MobileIron (MOBL)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Zillow Group, Inc.(Z)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey, Nicholas Rossolillo, and Maxx Chatsko]

    But just as the market itself is a forward-looking machine, we asked three investors to pick one stock they believe could put NVIDIA’s returns to shame in the future. They chose Atlassian (NASDAQ:TEAM), Appian (NASDAQ:APPN), and Zillow (NASDAQ:Z).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Zillow Group Inc Class C (NASDAQ:Z) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Last week was a rough one for Zillow (NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG) investors. Shares of the real estate website operator tumbled roughly 15% after disappointing the market with its second-quarter results. 

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Zillow Group Inc Class C (NASDAQ:Z) Vice Chairman Lloyd D. Frink sold 13,600 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.55, for a total value of $605,880.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 3,528,958 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $157,215,078.90. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Anders Bylund, Jeremy Bowman, and Rich Duprey]

    Like its peer Zillow (NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG), Redfin is disrupting the real-estate market with online listings, but Redfin operates differently from Zillow. While Zillow relies on advertising from real-estate agents to drive its business, Redfin seeks to circumvent the traditional real-estate model by selling properties through its own agents and making the experience customer-centric by lowering commissions, incentivizing customer service, and using technology to make the search for a new home better and easier.  

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Zillow Group (NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG) reported second-quarter results on Aug. 6. The leading online real estate platform is seeing strong early demand for its new homebuying business, but closing delays prompted it to scale back its full-year revenue and earnings guidance.

Top 5 Gold Stocks To Invest In 2018

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The Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF ticker symbol is BATS: COIN.

The Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust – the exchange-traded fund’s formal name – announced the COIN symbol in the fourth amendment to its S-1 filing in July 2014. At the time, the Winklevoss ETF planned to trade on the Nasdaq exchange.

“COIN” refers of course to “Bitcoin,” the digital currency upon which the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF is based. The choice of ticker symbol mimics that of the SPDR Gold Trust (NYSE Arca: GLD), which simply dropped the vowel from the word “gold.”

That shift to the Bats BZX Exchange was made known in the fifth amendment to the S-1, filed in July 2016. That’s how we arrived at BATS: COIN as the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF ticker symbol.

Top 5 Gold Stocks To Invest In 2018: Changyou.com Limited(CYOU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Continuing its turnaround may seem to be an applause-worthy event. This is the third quarter in a row that year-over-year revenue growth tops 20%. However, weak guidance and continuing softness in its flagship display advertising business are sending the stock that was hitting two-year highs just six months ago to fresh 10-year lows.Spun-off subsidiaries Sogou (NYSE:SOGO) and Changyou.com (NASDAQ:CYOU) are also moving lower on Wednesday.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ: CYOU) fell 27.5 percent to $21.35 in pre-market trading.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) fell 19.7 percent to $13.36 in pre-market trading after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 10.5 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading following mixed Q1 results.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) fell 8.1 percent to $2.16 in pre-market trading.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8 percent to $110.05 in pre-market trading. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) fell 6.2 percent to $35.36 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: DB) fell 5 percent to $13.63 in pre-market trading.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 4.3 percent to $48.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q4 results.
    Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) shares fell 4 percent to $64.00 in pre-market trading. Colgate-Palmolive posted upbeat Q1 earnings, while sales missed estimates

Top 5 Gold Stocks To Invest In 2018: Henry Schein, Inc.(HSIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Henry Schein (NASDAQ:HSIC)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by investment analysts at Barclays in a report released on Wednesday. They presently have a $73.00 price objective on the stock. Barclays’ price objective would suggest a potential upside of 2.70% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Next, they dig into the oil services segment, where McDermott International(NYSE:MDR) shares jumped after the company rejected a takeover bid. Finally, they consider the latest from much-admired healthcare products and services company Henry Schein(NASDAQ:HSIC), which is spinning off its animal health segment. And just for fun, they pick a few good stocks for the newborn English prince’s long-term investing portfolio.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter.
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    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) disclosed that its CFO Andrew Vollero will leave the company and Amazon.com's VP Of Finance Tim Sloan will assume the role.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 5 Gold Stocks To Invest In 2018: SL Green Realty Corporation(SLG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Swiss National Bank lessened its stake in SL Green Realty (NYSE:SLG) by 13.9% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 315,900 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 51,200 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned 0.35% of SL Green Realty worth $30,589,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 5 Gold Stocks To Invest In 2018: China Life Insurance Company Limited(LFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Critical Comparison: AXA (AXAHY) & China Life Insurance (LFC) (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks Value Investor Highlights: Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, China Life Insurance and Jacobs Engineering (finance.yahoo.com) China Life Insurance (LFC) Rating Lowered to Sell at Goldman Sachs (americanbankingnews.com) Head to Head Comparison: China Life Insurance (LFC) & The Competition (americanbankingnews.com) Contrasting China Life Insurance (LFC) and Its Competitors (americanbankingnews.com)

    China Life Insurance traded up $0.23, hitting $14.32, during midday trading on Friday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 454,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 692,520. The company has a current ratio of 8.45, a quick ratio of 8.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05. China Life Insurance has a 12 month low of $13.48 and a 12 month high of $17.85. The stock has a market cap of $81.12 billion, a PE ratio of 15.40, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.49 and a beta of 1.57.

Top 5 Gold Stocks To Invest In 2018: Exelon Corporation(EXC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Investors bought shares of Exelon (NYSE:EXC) on weakness during trading on Wednesday. $34.07 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $18.56 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $15.51 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Exelon had the 24th highest net in-flow for the day. Exelon traded down ($0.42) for the day and closed at $39.79