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Top Safest Stocks To Own For 2019

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Top Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Viking Therapeutics, Inc.(VKTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX) jumped nearly 14% today after Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) announced that a closely watched drug candidate failed a phase 3 trial. The drug candidate, selonsertib, was being developed as a potential treatment for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    While exciting, CODX and our other penny stocks to watch this week are unlikely to tack on any additional gains this week. But don’t worry. After looking at our 10 top penny stocks to watch, we’ll show you a stock with serious profit potential in its future…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Co-Diagnostics Inc. (Nasdaq: CODX)  $4.35 192.07%
    Viking Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VKTX)  $9.37 95.78%
    DHI Group Inc. (NYSE: DHX)  $3.10 67.57%
    Axovant Sciences Ltd. (Nasdaq: AXON)  $1.76 60.00%
    Netlist Inc. (Nasdaq: NLST)  $0.21 53.79%
    Link Motion Inc. (NYSE LKM)  $1.23 47.73%
    CorMedix Inc. (NYSE: CRMD)  $0.26 44.44%
    Vistagen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN)  $1.34 40.21%
    J. Jill Inc. (NYSE: JILL)  $8.30 36.55%
    Adomani Inc. (Nasdaq: ADOM)  $1.52 34.86%

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  • [By Todd Campbell, Keith Speights, and Brian Feroldi]

    Investing in biotech stocks can be risky because clinical trial failures can lead to eye-popping drops in share prices. Nevertheless, the potential to benefit from revolutionary new medicines can make owning biotech stocks in a diversified portfolio smart. If you’re hunting for new biotech stocks to buy, these three Motley Fool investors think you should consider Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LGND), Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX), and Amarin Corporation (NASDAQ:AMRN). Each of these companies has catalysts that could make now a good time to pick up shares.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) shares surged 144.96 percent to close at $265.61 on Thursday in reaction to an encouraging Phase 2 clinical trial update. The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company said its liver-directed, thyroid hormone receptor called MGL-3196 showed a statistical significance in the primary endpoint of lowering liver fat at 12 weeks and also 36 weeks.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) shares rose 101.01 percent to close at $9.99 on Thursday after falling 4.42 percent on Wednesday.
    Akers Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKER) jumped 45.58 percent to close at $0.474. The developer of rapid health information technologies said Wednesday afternoon it was granted a 180-day extension from the Nasdaq Stock Market to meet the requirement of a minimum $1.00 per share closing bid price for 10 straight days.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) gained 40.93 percent to close at $3.03 after the FDA approved Kitov's Consensi for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain and hypertension.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 28.21 percent to close at $19.86.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) climbed 26.45 percent to close at $7.84 after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) shares climbed 21.93 percent to close at $2.78 in reaction to an encouraging FDA update. The biotechnology company that focuses on therapies for the treatment of cancer said the FDA granted a Fast Track designation for fimepinostat (CUDC-907) in patients with relapsed or refractory.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 21.23 percent to close at $7.48.
    Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK) rose 16.21 percent to close at $12.83 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    The Brink's Company (NYSE: BCO) jumped 16.2 percent to close at $79.25 as the company announced plans to acquire Dunbar Armored for $520 million in cash.
    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) rose 15.14 percent to c

Top Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: FibroGen, Inc(FGEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Hilltop Holdings Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of FibroGen Inc (NASDAQ:FGEN) by 2.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 55,140 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after buying an additional 1,530 shares during the period. FibroGen makes up approximately 0.7% of Hilltop Holdings Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 22nd largest position. Hilltop Holdings Inc. owned approximately 0.07% of FibroGen worth $3,452,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    FibroGen (NASDAQ:FGEN) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

    Fulgent Genetics (NASDAQ:FLGT) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $5.25 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Fulgent Genetics, Inc. is a technology company. It provide genetic testing services to physicians with clinically actionable diagnostic information. The Company’s technology platform integrates data comparison and suppression algorithms, adaptive learning software, advanced genetic diagnostics tools and integrated laboratory process which serves primarily to hospitals and medical institutions. Fulgent Genetics, Inc. is headquartered in Temple City, California. “

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    FibroGen (NASDAQ:FGEN) Director Jorma Routti sold 6,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.10, for a total transaction of $282,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 133,840 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,303,864. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    FibroGen (NASDAQ:FGEN) was downgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday.

Top Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Provident Financial Holdings, Inc.(PROV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    E*TRADE Financial (NASDAQ: ETFC) and Provident Financial (NASDAQ:PROV) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Charter Financial (NASDAQ: CHFN) and Provident Financial (NASDAQ:PROV) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News articles about Provident Financial (NASDAQ:PROV) have been trending somewhat negative this week, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Provident Financial earned a daily sentiment score of -0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9215692366566 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc.(LOCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ:LOCO) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

    Several other research firms also recently weighed in on LOCO. BidaskClub upgraded El Pollo LoCo from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, June 22nd. SunTrust Banks set a $11.00 target price on El Pollo LoCo and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, March 8th. Finally, Morgan Stanley restated an equal weight rating and issued a $11.00 target price (down previously from $12.00) on shares of El Pollo LoCo in a research report on Monday, March 12th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. El Pollo LoCo has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $12.40.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street finished the week on a low note on Friday, dealing another losing day to investors already hard-hit from declines in previous trading sessions. Today’s culprit was a poor labor report, which showed that the U.S. economy produced only 20,000 new nonfarm payroll jobs during the month of February. Many stocks suffered much more dramatic losses than the roughly 0.1% to 0.2% decline that major indexes saw, with earnings playing a key role for several of them. American Outdoor Brands (NASDAQ:AOBC), Eventbrite (NYSE:EB), and El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) were among the worst performers. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc  (NASDAQ:LOCO)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 07, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Nathan’s Famous (NASDAQ: NATH) and El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ:LOCO) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Top Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A.(CRESY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (NASDAQ:CRESY) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 46.7755181744414 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News coverage about Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (NASDAQ:CRESY) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 47.6414670877177 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (NASDAQ:CRESY) saw a large decline in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 294,367 shares, a decline of 44.8% from the April 30th total of 533,376 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 179,726 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.6 days.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2019

Tens of millions of people rely on Social Security in order to get the income they need to pay their living expenses in retirement. For many, the chance to collect Social Security benefits can’t come soon enough, especially for those who’ve been forced into early retirement and are struggling to make ends meet.

Social Security gives workers the option to take benefits anytime between age 62 and 70, and it offers some incentives to those who are willing to wait. While those who claim benefits earlier than their official full retirement age will have to accept smaller monthly benefit payments, those who wait beyond their full retirement age can get additional money above and beyond what they’d normally get.

Yet despite the prospects of getting larger payments from Social Security, 62 is still by far the most popular age for people to claim their Social Security, according to the government’s most recent data.

Data source: Social Security Administration. Chart by author.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2019: Partner Communications Company Ltd.(PTNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Partner Communications (NASDAQ: PTNR) and Deutsche Telekom (OTCMKTS:DTEGY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, risk and dividends.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Partner Communications Company Ltd. (NASDAQ:PTNR)Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallAug. 15, 2018, 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Partner Communications Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq: PTNR) is an Israeli-based mobile network operator, as well as an Internet and telephone provider. Founded in 1999, Partner was formerly operating under the umbrella of the French telecommunications company “Orange” until 2016.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the health care shares rose 1.79 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Partner Communications Company Ltd. (NASDAQ: PTNR), up 8 percent, and Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) up 7 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday morning, the telecommunication services shares rose 1.06 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE: GSAT), up 5 percent, and Partner Communications Company Ltd. (NASDAQ: PTNR) up 4 percent.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2019: El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc.(LOCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Shares of citrus-marinated, fire-grilled chicken purveyor El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LOCO) have climbed nearly 9% year to date, which is no small news given their halving since a July 2014 IPO, and subsequent doldrums over the last three years:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LOCO) is expected to share its fourth-quarter results late Thursday. The consensus estimates are $0.14 in EPS on revenue of $104.4 million. Shares were changing hands at $15.23 on Friday’s close. The consensus price target is $18.00, and the 52-week trading range is $9.20 to $18.47.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Earlier this summer in June, I discussed significant factors underpinning El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc’s (NASDAQ:LOCO) stock price recovery — namely, the staunching of losses originating from an ill-fated expansion in Texas and the initial actions of new CEO Bernard Acoca. Since then, shares of the citrus-marinated, fire-grilled chicken fast-casual chain continue to revive: With a boost from second-quarter 2018 earnings issued last month, “Loco” stock has now ascended more than 33% year to date. 

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on El Pollo LoCo (LOCO)

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

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2019: Profire Energy, Inc.(PFIE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares rose 18.3 percent to $37.25 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.74 percent on Friday.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) rose 12.1 percent to $2.69 in pre-market trading after surging 4.80 percent on Friday.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 10.9 percent to $109.75 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restarted its review of QUALCOMM Incorporated’s (NASDAQ: QCOM) proposed takeover of NXP Semiconductors.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) rose 10.6 percent to $15.20 in pre-market trading. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN) rose 10 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading.
    Vaxart, Inc. (NASDAQ: VXRT) shares rose 8 percent to $5.54 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.19 percent on Friday.
    Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFIE) rose 7.3 percent to $4.58 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.22 percent on Friday.
    Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) rose 7 percent to $22.49 in pre-market trading after falling 1.96 percent on Friday.
    Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) shares rose 6.9 percent to $9.16 in pre-market trading.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 5.7 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.92 percent on Friday.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) rose 5.4 percent to $19.70 in pre-market trading.
    Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE: AGM) rose 5.2 percent to $92.95 in pre-market trading.
    International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) rose 5.2 percent to $29.94 in pre-market trading.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares rose 5.1 percent to $66.30 in the pre-market trading session.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5 percent to $10.70 in pre-market trading after climbing 15.66 percent on Friday.
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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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    Rosacea Therapeutics Market 2024 Industry Trends, Growth, Analysis, Opportunities and Overview (digitaljournal.com) JUNE 22 DEADLINE: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Edge Therapeutics, Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses to Contact the Firm (finance.yahoo.com) EDGE INVESTOR ALERT: Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces the Filing of a Securities Class Action on Behalf of Edge Therapeutics, Inc. Investors (businesswire.com) 50 days simple moving average (SMA50) Evaluation Asanko Gold Inc. (NYSE:AKG), Edge Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ … (stocksnewspoint.com) Investor’s Alert (price to sales ratio) Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFIE), Central Fund of Canada Limited (NYSE:CEF … (stocksnewspoint.com)

    Edge Therapeutics traded up $0.08, reaching $1.03, during trading hours on Friday, according to MarketBeat Ratings. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,232,982 shares, compared to its average volume of 854,768. Edge Therapeutics has a fifty-two week low of $0.84 and a fifty-two week high of $17.77.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFIE) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 3,602,194 shares, a growth of 696.7% from the June 15th total of 452,167 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,769,785 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.0 days. Currently, 10.9% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Profire Energy (NASDAQ:PFIE)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by equities researchers at Maxim Group in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. They currently have a $7.00 price target on the oil and gas company’s stock. Maxim Group’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 114.07% from the stock’s previous close.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019

Yesterday, our Under the Radar Movers newsletter suggested small cap functional ingredient stock Neptune Technologies & Bioressources (NASDAQ: NEPT) as a long/bullish trade:

“As for Neptune Technologies and Biosciences, again, this is just another short-term volatility play. We won’t be in it very long. We do want in though, as when volume starts to pour in, it’s been great for the stock. We just want to get in at a bottom, right in front of a very familiar swing.”

Our Under the Radar Movers newsletter would have a further discussion about Neptune’s technical chart along with a long/bullish trading strategy:

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Inter Parfums, Inc.(IPAR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Inter Parfums, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPAR) – Investment analysts at DA Davidson reduced their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Inter Parfums in a note issued to investors on Thursday, August 9th. DA Davidson analyst L. Weiser now forecasts that the company will earn $0.62 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.65. DA Davidson currently has a “Buy” rating and a $72.00 target price on the stock. DA Davidson also issued estimates for Inter Parfums’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.11 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Inter Parfums (IPAR)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: “Inter Parfums (IPAR) Reaches New 12-Month High and Low at $49.35” was posted by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are reading this news story on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of U.S. & international trademark & copyright law. The original version of this news story can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3365494/inter-parfums-ipar-reaches-new-12-month-high-and-low-at-49-35.html.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Inter Parfums (IPAR)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Inter Parfums (IPAR)

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Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc.(LOCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market came out of Labor Day weekend on a sluggish note, but it recovered ground by the end of the session to finish close to where it had started. Lingering doubts about the status of trade discussions with key trading partners initially caused major benchmarks to fall around half a percent in the morning. Once again, though, stocks proved their resiliency, and investors seemed more comfortable with the idea that corporate earnings would remain strong at least through the end of the year. Moreover, some strong showings from key stocks helped lift sentiment. Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD), Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDP), and El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on El Pollo LoCo (LOCO)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ:LOCO) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

    MGE Energy (NASDAQ:MGEE) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Earlier this summer in June, I discussed significant factors underpinning El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc’s (NASDAQ:LOCO) stock price recovery — namely, the staunching of losses originating from an ill-fated expansion in Texas and the initial actions of new CEO Bernard Acoca. Since then, shares of the citrus-marinated, fire-grilled chicken fast-casual chain continue to revive: With a boost from second-quarter 2018 earnings issued last month, “Loco” stock has now ascended more than 33% year to date. 

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on El Pollo LoCo (LOCO)

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Nathan’s Famous (NASDAQ: NATH) and El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ:LOCO) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Cogentix Medical, Inc.(CGNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Vision Sciences (NASDAQ:CGNT) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vision Sciences earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the medical device company an impact score of 43.7920504117832 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Aradigm (NASDAQ:ARDM) and Vision Sciences (NASDAQ:CGNT) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: BofI Holding Inc.(BOFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of BofI (NASDAQ:BOFI) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report published on Saturday morning.

    Several other research analysts also recently commented on BOFI. ValuEngine raised shares of BofI from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. UBS Group downgraded shares of BofI from a strong-buy rating to an outperform rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Raymond James reissued an outperform rating and issued a $45.00 price target (up from $42.00) on shares of BofI in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of BofI from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $43.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 3rd. Finally, DA Davidson raised their price target on shares of BofI to $48.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Thursday, April 5th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. BofI has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $41.60.

  • [By Matthew Frankel, Neha Chamaria, and Matthew DiLallo]

    While there’s no way to know for sure which stocks will become the next Amazon, three of our contributors think BofI Holding (NASDAQ:BOFI), XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO), and iQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ) have pretty good chances.

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Bank of Internet (BOFI) , MGM Resorts (MGM) , Verizon (VZ) , Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) , Oracle (ORCL) , Salesforce.com (CRM) , PayPal (PYPL) , Raytheon (RTN) and McDonald’s (MCD) .

  • [By Michael Douglass]

    BofI (NASDAQ:BOFI) stock doesn’t fit anybody’s definition of “cheap.”

    To be more precise, it’s trading at 2.9 times tangible book value (TBV). That’s undeniably expensive for any bank; generally, you hope to see that ratio closer to 1.2 to 1.5 times TBV.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Those who invest in individual stocks like it when things are a little more interesting. When you look at that same decade, a few stand-out stocks have delivered life-changing returns. In particular, Lending Tree (NASDAQ:TREE), BofI Holding (NASDAQ:BOFI), and National Beverage (NASDAQ:FIZZ) have all helped investors turn initial $1,000 investments into holdings worth $21,000 or more since 2008. How did they do it? Read on to find out.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: M&T Bank Corporation(MTB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Coho Partners Ltd. raised its holdings in shares of M&T Bank (NYSE:MTB) by 24.1% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 1,744 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 339 shares during the quarter. Coho Partners Ltd.’s holdings in M&T Bank were worth $322,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    M&T Bank Co. (NYSE:MTB) insider Robert J. Bojdak sold 1,570 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $177.93, for a total value of $279,350.10. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 20,501 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,647,742.93. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    FB Financial (NYSE: FBK) and M&T Bank (NYSE:MTB) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    M&T Bank (NYSE: MTB) and S.Y. Bancorp (NASDAQ:SYBT) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc.(ALSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in Allison Transmission (NYSE:ALSN) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm purchased 6,081 shares of the auto parts company’s stock, valued at approximately $238,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Allison Transmission (NYSE:ALSN) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 10th, Zacks reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 21st will be given a dividend of 0.15 per share by the auto parts company on Thursday, May 31st. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.40%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 18th.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News coverage about Allison Transmission (NYSE:ALSN) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing 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. Allison Transmission earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the auto parts company an impact score of 47.3158489483377 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Allison Transmission (NYSE:ALSN) – Investment analysts at Oppenheimer increased their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Allison Transmission in a research note issued on Monday, April 30th. Oppenheimer analyst I. Zaffino now expects that the auto parts company will post earnings of $3.79 per share for the year, up from their previous forecast of $3.32. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Allison Transmission’s FY2019 earnings at $4.16 EPS.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Focus Media Holding Limited(FMCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    An issue of Focus Media Holding Limited (NASDAQ:FMCN) debt fell 1.1% against its face value during trading on Tuesday. The debt issue has a 7.5% coupon and is set to mature on April 1, 2025. The debt is now trading at $97.63 and was trading at $98.50 last week. Price changes in a company’s debt in credit markets sometimes anticipate parallel changes in its stock price.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    An issue of Focus Media Holding Limited (NASDAQ:FMCN) bonds fell 0.9% against their face value during trading on Monday. The high-yield debt issue has a 7.25% coupon and will mature on April 1, 2023. The bonds in the issue are now trading at $99.13 and were trading at $98.13 last week. Price moves in a company’s bonds in credit markets sometimes anticipate parallel moves in its share price.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: PowerShares DWA Technology Momentum ETF (PTF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News headlines about PowerShares Dynamic Tech Sec (NASDAQ:PTF) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive 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 negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PowerShares Dynamic Tech Sec earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 48.5554072096128 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Fresh Del Monte Produce, Inc.(FDP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Alico (NASDAQ: ALCO) and Fresh Del Monte Produce (NYSE:FDP) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dean Investment Associates LLC raised its stake in Fresh Del Monte Produce (NYSE:FDP) by 17.9% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 94,185 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 14,270 shares during the quarter. Dean Investment Associates LLC’s holdings in Fresh Del Monte Produce were worth $4,261,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Fresh Del Monte Produce (NYSE: FDP) and Limoneira (NASDAQ:LMNR) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Invesco Pennsylvania Value Municipal Income Trust(VPV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about Invesco Pennsylvania Value Mncpl Incm Tr (NYSE:VPV) have been trending very positive recently, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Invesco Pennsylvania Value Mncpl Incm Tr earned a news impact score of 0.65 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.6094961265878 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019

The flare-up in market volatility has left investors scratching their heads when it comes to the relative outperformance of the safest segment of the corporate bond universe over its riskiest.

With stocks coming under pressure this year, with the Dow
DJIA, -0.68%
and the S&P 500
SPX, -0.86%
struggling to reclaim their February all-time highs, bond buyers would be expected to turn their noses at high-yield issuers with burdensome debt loads and take shelter in the bonds of investment-grade firms, which carry more robust balance sheets. But instead, the two ends of the corporate debt market appear to have reversed their traditional roles, with investment-grade bonds struggling and high-yield debt, or junk, remaining at their lofty valuations.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(DRNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $3.10 billion.
    Rexnord Corporation (NYSE: RXN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $551.94 million.
    Invitation Homes Inc. (NYSE: INVH) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $423.13 million.
    Switch, Inc. (NYSE: SWCH) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $99.83 million.
    Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $579.85 million.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $119.06 million.
    Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRS) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $68.14 million.
    Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRNA) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.38 per share on revenue of $1.87 million.
    VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $130.00 million.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $45.38 million.
    Restoration Robotics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIR) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.17 per share on revenue of $5.93 million.
    YogaWorks, Inc. (NASDAQ: YOGA) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.22 per share on revenue of

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dicerna Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:DRNA)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by HC Wainwright in a report released on Tuesday. They currently have a $14.00 price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. HC Wainwright’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 1.74% from the stock’s previous close.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited(CNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wall Street analysts expect that Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) will announce $1.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Seven analysts have provided estimates for Canadian National Railway’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $1.06 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.97. Canadian National Railway reported earnings per share of $1.00 in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 2%. The company is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 24th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Compass Capital Management Inc. bought a new position in Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 2,535 shares of the transportation company’s stock, valued at approximately $207,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) – Cormark raised their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Canadian National Railway in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, April 10th. Cormark analyst D. Tyerman now expects that the transportation company will post earnings per share of $1.15 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $1.14.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Canadian National Railway (TSE:CNR) (NYSE:CNI) have been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the eleven research firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is C$109.36.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    State of Tennessee Treasury Department lessened its stake in shares of Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) by 1.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 842,775 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 13,507 shares during the quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department owned about 0.11% of Canadian National Railway worth $61,565,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.(PANW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) had its target price raised by Credit Suisse Group from $150.00 to $175.00 in a report released on Tuesday morning. They currently have an underweight rating on the network technology company’s stock.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    As for individual stocks, a spinoff at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (NYSE:HPE) drove a deceiving downward move today, and earnings news from Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) sent shares of the next-gen security specialist higher.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE: PANW) shares short was 3.75 million. The previous level was 4.54 million. Shares traded recently at $212.79, within a 52-week trading range of $126.56 to $217.40.

  • [By ]

    Cybersecurity remains red hot, after another three high-profile attacks, at Under Armour (UAA) , Boeing (BA) and Hudson’s Bay, the parent of Saks. But while many investors know of the big boys like Palo Alto Networks (PANW) , Fortinet (FTNT) and Proofpoint (PFPT) , Cramer dove into three smaller cybersecurity names to see if they’re worth investing in.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc.(LOCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Nathan’s Famous (NASDAQ: NATH) and El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ:LOCO) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ:LOCO) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

    Several other research firms also recently weighed in on LOCO. BidaskClub upgraded El Pollo LoCo from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, June 22nd. SunTrust Banks set a $11.00 target price on El Pollo LoCo and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, March 8th. Finally, Morgan Stanley restated an equal weight rating and issued a $11.00 target price (down previously from $12.00) on shares of El Pollo LoCo in a research report on Monday, March 12th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. El Pollo LoCo has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $12.40.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Shares of citrus-marinated, fire-grilled chicken purveyor El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc(NASDAQ:LOCO)have climbed nearly 9% year to date, which is no small news given their halving since a July 2014 IPO, and subsequent doldrums over the last three years:

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: GTx Inc.(GTXI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    GTx, Inc. (NASDAQ:GTXI) insider Jason T. Shackelford sold 9,279 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.01, for a total transaction of $176,393.79. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 19,453 shares in the company, valued at $369,801.53. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    GTx Inc. (NASDAQ: GTXI) will present additional data demonstrating duration of response following completion of treatment for its Phase 2 proof-of-concept clinical trial evaluating enobosarm 3 mg in postmenopausal women with stress urinary incontinence at the upcoming 2018 American Urological Association meeting on May 18.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    GTx, Inc. (NASDAQ:GTXI) was down 6.4% during mid-day trading on Friday after an insider sold shares in the company. The company traded as low as $17.10 and last traded at $17.30. Approximately 726,400 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 492% from the average daily volume of 122,740 shares. The stock had previously closed at $18.49.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Orbital ATK, Inc.(OA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets are cheering a major development in efforts to fix the ongoing trade conflict between the United States and China. According to Reuters, Chinese telecom giant ZTE has signed an agreement to get back into business with its American partners. The agreement will lift a ban by the U.S. Commerce Department that prevented China’s No. 2 telecommunications equipment from buying from U.S. suppliers. This is a major development, and one that signals progress among trade officials from both nations. There are now more job openings in the United States than available workers. This is the first time that the Department of Labor has documented this phenomenon. There are 6.7 million openings compared to the 6.4 million workers available to fill those positions. As a result, U.S. companies have been forced to increase compensation in order to attract talent. All of the positive economic development could come to a screeching halt should the U.S. experience the largest labor strike in a decade. Reports indicate that the Teamsters and the United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) are on a collision course that could result in a general strike. The union has announced that 260,000 UPS employees have authorized a strike should both sides fail to reach a labor deal by August 1. UPS is responsible for the transport of 6% of the nation’s gross domestic product.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, NOG, WFC
    Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) investors remain committed to giving Chairman Elon Musk more of their money. On Tuesday, shareholders struck down proposals that would have removed Musk from the chairman role and shaken up the board of directors. Both proposals failed. At the same shareholder event, Musk announced plans for Tesla to open a production facility in Shanghai and projected that his firm will likely produce 5,000 Model 3 vehicles per week by the end of June. In deal news, defense contractor Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOG) has won U.S. antitrust approval to purchase rocket moto

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 1,344 shares of the aerospace company’s stock, valued at approximately $178,000.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    For the past three years, space company Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) has been working with the U.S. Air Force to develop a new heavy launch rocket. As USAF envisions it, Orbital’s new rocket would work alongside existing Delta IV Heavies (operated by Boeing and Lockheed Martin joint venture United Launch Alliance) and soon, the Falcon Heavy rockets that SpaceX began launching in February, giving the Air Force the option of choosing among three competing launch systems for the best combination of price and reliability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $129.50.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    So who will get the loot? Believe it or not, more than half the House’s increase in funding (a $459 million increase compared to fiscal 2018) is going to science programs — $6.7 billion in total. And while the bill is short of specifics, this is money investors can probably expect will be going to satellite makers such as Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE:OA), and Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR), also to satellite launchers such as SpaceX, and Boeing and Lockheed’s United Launch Alliance.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Briggs & Stratton Corporation(BGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) fell 23.3 percent to $9.87 in pre-market trading after declining 13.45 percent on Wednesday.
    SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SXCP) fell 12.8 percent to $16.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG) fell 11 percent to $17.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted mixed Q3 results and lowered its FY18 guidance.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) fell 8.4 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading following downbeat Q1 results.
    Quality Care Properties, Inc. (NYSE: QCP) fell 8.2 percent to $20.85 in pre-market trading. Welltower announced plans to acquire QCP for $20.75 per share in cash.
    China Customer Relations Centers Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) shares fell 7.5 percent to $17.25 in pre-market trading after climbing 18.73 percent on Wednesday.
    Nokia Corporation (NYSE: NOK) shares fell 5.7 percent to $5.58 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) fell 5.6 percent to $38.66 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Southw

  • [By ]

    For his “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer spoke with Todd Teske, chairman, president and CEO of Briggs & Stratton (BGG) , the small-engine maker that posted a penny-a-share earnings beat on Wednesday, but saw shares fall 11% on lighter-than-expected revenues and a cut in the company’s full-year guidance.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc.(USAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAP) traded down 0% on Friday . The company traded as low as $24.22 and last traded at $24.53. 505,097 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 1,278% from the average session volume of 36,661 shares. The stock had previously closed at $24.53.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Universal Stainless & Alloy Products (NASDAQ: USAP) and SUMITOMO Corp/S (OTCMKTS:SSUMY) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Computer Programs and Systems Inc.(CPSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Millrace Asset Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund acquired 45,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,314,000. Millrace Asset Group Inc. owned about 0.32% of Computer Programs & Systems at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Computer Programs & Systems (NASDAQ: CPSI) and Perion Network Ltd Common Stock (NASDAQ:PERI) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation, one has given a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $30.80.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Own For 2019: Navios Maritime Holdings Inc.(NM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Navios Maritime (NYSE: NM) is one of 44 public companies in the “Deep sea foreign transportation of freight” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Navios Maritime to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NM) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.23 per share on revenue of $128.00 million.

    Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $279.85 million.

Hot Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now

Every week, it seems a new retailer is shuttering stores.

According to an estimate fromCredit Suisse, U.S. retailers are on track for more than 8,000 store closings this year, even more than in 2008, at the peak of the financial crisis. Some have called it a retail apocalypse, as the forces of e-commerce and bloated debt burdens are forcing a number of retailers to declare bankruptcy or downsize.Urban Outfitters’CEO declared that after years of overexpansion, “the retail bubble has burst.”

Here are the seven brand-name retailers that are closing the most stores this year.

1.RadioShack: 1,430 stores

RadioShack, once known as “America’s technology store,” has been in decline for a long time. After years of losses, the company declared bankruptcy in 2015, but a deal withSprint(NYSE: S) saved much of its store base at the time. However, that fix proved temporary, as the company filed for bankruptcy protection again in March and then closed 1,000 stores over Memorial Day weekend, on top of 430 it had previously closed. That’s left just 70 company-owned stores and 500 dealer-owned locations operating.

Hot Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc.(LOCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016earnings report for small cap Tex Mex or Mexican restaurant stock El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LOCO) is scheduled for after the market closes onThursday (March 9th). Last time around, the Company missed analyst estimates across the board and cut its guidance for the full year.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap Tex Mex or Mexican restaurant stock El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LOCO) reportedQ2 2017 earnings after the market closed Thursday.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Del Taco Restaurants now outperforming Mexican restaurant stock peers such as mid cap Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (NYSE: CMG) and small caps El Pollo LoCo Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LOCO), Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: FRGI) and Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CHUY) have mostly been drifting lower lately:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Earnings of note in the coming week include Analogic (ALOG) and Ascena Retail (ASNA) on Monday; Bojangles (BOJA) , H&R Block (HRB) , and Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS) , Michaels (MIK) , and Urban Outfitters (URBN) on Tuesday; Ciena (CIEN) , Bankrate (RATE) , Express (EXPR) , Vera Bradley (VRA) , and Bob Evans Farms (BOBE) on Wednesday; El Pollo Loco (LOCO) , Hugo Boss (BOSSY) , Party City (PRTY) , Signet Jewelers (SIG) , and Verifone Systems (PAY) on Thursday; and Kirkland’s (KIRK) , and Vail Resorts (MTN) on Friday.

Hot Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: Celestica, Inc.(CLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of small cap Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM), a previous Elite Opportunity Pro (EOP) newsletter suggestion as the next breakout stock, andmid cap Flextronics International being bigger winners compared with the also good performance of mid cap Jabil Circuit, Inc (NYSE: JBL) and small cap Celestica Inc (NYSE: CLS):

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of mid caps Jabil Circuit and Flextronics International Ltd (NASDAQ: FLEX) along with small capCelestica Inc (NYSE: CLS) and Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM), a previous Elite Opportunity Pro (EOP) newslettersuggestion as the next breakout stock, all performing well recently as the tech stocks they supply outperform:

Hot Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now: Navios Maritime Partners LP(NMM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Meanwhile, Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE: SB) rose $0.73 throughout the 2016, Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHIP) fell $1.69 and Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NYSE: NMM) dropped $0.93.

  • [By Alex McGuire]

    These are the 10 best penny stocks that have seen the biggest returns over the last week (March 7 – March 14)…

    Penny StockCurrent PriceWeekly Gain (March 7 – March 14)Ocera Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: OCRX)$1.47+147.1%Internap Corp. (Nasdaq: INAP)$3.28+41.4%Soligenix Inc. (Nasdaq: SNGX)$2.94+40%Navios Maritime Partners LP (NYSE: NMM)$2.63+37%QuickLogic Corp. (Nasdaq: QUIK)$2.14+30.5%Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp. (Nasdaq: ADMP)$4.60+22.7EXCO Resources Inc. (NYSE: XCO)$0.65+20.5%Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CYCC)$4.38+20.3%Hebron Technology Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq: HEBT)$3.99+19.1%Curis Inc. (Nasdaq: CRIS)$2.85+18.4%

    As a reminder, this is only a tracking metric of penny stocks trading on SEC-regulated exchanges like the Nasdaq and NYSE. Although these top penny stocks are safer than those trading on the pink sheets, we don’t recommend buying any of them without the proper amount of financial research.