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Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019

My Top Pick for speculators for the coming year is a biotech company, explains leading growth and income stock specialist Crista Huff, editor of Cabot Undervalued Stocks Advisor.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) is prominent for its world-leading treatments for cystic fibrosis. Vertex is expected to outperform its peers in earnings growth through 2020.

Vertex is expected to report earnings per share of $2.27 in 2017 (December year-end), reflecting 195% earnings growth. This aggressive growth stock has a 2017 price/earnings ratio of 34.

As you know, pharmaceutical stocks got left behind in investors’ post-election race to own financial and basic industry stocks.

But the benefit of sector rotations is that we get to buy shares of healthy, growing companies while their prices are low.

In December, the company announced that it had come to a pricing and reimbursement agreement with Germany on Orkambi, a Vertex treatment for cystic fibrosis. This is bullish news.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc.(NSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its position in Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc (NYSE:NSM) by 4.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 149,406 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 5,824 shares during the quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Nationstar Mortgage were worth $2,684,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Eqis Capital Management Inc. purchased a new stake in Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc (NYSE:NSM) in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 10,391 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $182,000.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: Inuvo, Inc(INUV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bard Associates Inc. lifted its stake in Inuvo Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:INUV) by 1,003.2% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,533,471 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,394,471 shares during the period. Bard Associates Inc.’s holdings in Inuvo were worth $1,185,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: REGENXBIO Inc.(RGNX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    There are lots of exciting biotech stocks that investors can consider owning in their growth portfolios. But according to Motley Fool Industry Focus: Healthcare analyst Shannon Jones and Fool contributor Todd Campbell, Neurocrine Biosciences (NASDAQ:NBIX) and Regenxbio (NASDAQ:RGNX) are two stocks that ought to be top of mind.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Earlier this year, Novartis acquired AveXis for $8.7 billion to land AVXS-101, a potential one-and-done gene therapy for SMA. Using technology licensed from RegenXbio (NASDAQ: RGNX), one dose of AVXS-101 could restore SMN production by inserting a functioning copy of the missing or mutated SMN gene in motor neurons.

  • [By George Budwell, Chuck Saletta, and Todd Campbell]

    Armed with this insight, we asked three of our Motley Fool contributors which top small-cap stocks have their attention right now. They named AcelRx Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACRX), Realogy Holdings (NYSE:RLGY),  and Regenxbio Inc. (NASDAQ:RGNX). Read on to find out why. 

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

    Biotechnology stocks can pop or drop because of clinical trial successes or failures, and that makes investing in biotech stocks riskier than investing in other industries. Nevertheless, the rewards for those biotech companies that successfully innovate new therapies can be significant, and that makes stocks like Regenxbio (NASDAQ:RGNX), Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN), and AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) worth considering. Read on to learn more about these companies and why some of our Motley Fools think they could be top stocks to add to portfolios this month.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Three gene therapy stocks have really stood out in the first half of the year. Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRPT), Solid Biosciences (NASDAQ:SLDB), and Regnxbio (NASDAQ:RGNX) stocks have soared 120% or more since the beginning of 2018. Here’s what has made these the best gene therapy stocks of 2018 so far — and a look at whether or not they have even more room to run.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    The programs address a variety of rare indications that collectively represent about 10,000 children. Because rare genetic disease therapies command six-figure prices, this acquisition could result in medicines that move the needle someday. However, there’s no guarantee these programs will pan out, and competitors are also working on gene therapies for these indications. For example, Regenxbio (NASDAQ:RGNX) announced it’s using its proprietary AAV vectors to create a gene therapy for Batten disease it hopes to usher into human trials next year.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index Fund(IBB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cahill Financial Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 1,926 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $212,000.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Industrial stocks suffered the biggest losses, with the Industrial Select SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLI) dropping 2.1%. Biotech shares had a good day, though; the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) rose 1.5%.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    For those who prefer not to try to pick individual stocks, exchange-traded funds can be a valuable alternative. In particular, the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) offers a diversified portfolio of biotech stocks that gives you complete coverage of the sector. Since going through a major downturn in 2015 and early 2016, the biotech sector has bounced back. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at the iShares biotech ETF to see whether it would make a smart buy right now.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Biotech stocks surged, with the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) rising 1.8%. The retail sector was weak; the SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEMKT:XRT) slipped 0.7%. 

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Biotech continued its summer rally, with the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) jumping 1.3%. The price of crude oil appeared poised to regain the $70 level, rising 1.7% and pushing the energy sector higher; the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSEMKT:XOP) closed up 1.3%. 

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    The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE:XBI) – a good measure of small-cap biotech stocks – gained almost 6% yesterday. Meanwhile, the large-cap iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) jumped almost 4%. The biotech buying frenzy helped lift the Nasdaq Composite to a gain of almost 1% in Monday’s session.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc.(LOR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc common stock (NYSE:LOR) have trended somewhat negative this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc common stock earned a media sentiment score of -0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 48.1658217953419 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019

Gains for European stocks largely faded Tuesday, with investors considering results of U.S. President Trump’s unprecedented summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

How markets are performing

The broader Stoxx Europe 600 Index
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slipped by less than 1 point to 387.80 after rising as much as 0.4%. The basic materials and oil and gas groups led declining sectors, but the utility and tech groups moved higher. On Monday, the index rose 0.7%, the first rise in five sessions.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc.(LOR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc common stock (NYSE:LOR) have trended somewhat negative this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc common stock earned a media sentiment score of -0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 48.1658217953419 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: MBIA, Inc.(MBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Monster Byte (CURRENCY:MBI) traded flat against the US dollar during the 1-day period ending at 12:00 PM E.T. on October 5th. Monster Byte has a market cap of $888,357.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Monster Byte was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last week, Monster Byte has traded up 49.2% against the US dollar. One Monster Byte token can currently be purchased for about $0.0528 or 0.00000800 BTC on major exchanges.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market finished lower on Friday, with triple-digit losses for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and modest declines of as much as half a percent for other major benchmarks. A mix of economic and political news kept investors on their toes to end the week, as fears of a possible attack on Syria watered down some of the potential upside that could have stemmed from solid earnings results from the banking sector during the morning. Even though many investors have pretty positive expectations going into earnings season, some companies suffered from disappointing news that sent their shares lower. Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET), Dropbox (NASDAQ:DBX), and MBIA (NYSE:MBI) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Monster Byte (CURRENCY:MBI) traded up 32.2% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 8:00 AM E.T. on June 8th. Monster Byte has a market cap of $851,113.00 and $940.00 worth of Monster Byte was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Monster Byte token can now be purchased for about $0.0506 or 0.00000668 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. In the last week, Monster Byte has traded flat against the dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Monster Byte (CURRENCY:MBI) traded 14.3% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 20:00 PM ET on July 22nd. During the last week, Monster Byte has traded 37.2% lower against the US dollar. Monster Byte has a market capitalization of $632,676.00 and $0.00 worth of Monster Byte was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Monster Byte token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0376 or 0.00000500 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Occidental Petroleum Corporation(OXY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 8th. The oil and gas producer reported $0.92 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.71 by $0.21. The company had revenue of $3.83 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.63 billion. Occidental Petroleum had a net margin of 13.47% and a return on equity of 6.15%. Occidental Petroleum’s revenue for the quarter was up 28.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.15 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Occidental Petroleum will post 4.01 EPS for the current year.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Redwood Investments LLC bought a new position in shares of Occidental Petroleum Co. (NYSE:OXY) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 80,917 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock, valued at approximately $6,771,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. increased its holdings in Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) by 4,684.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 162,671 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after buying an additional 159,271 shares during the period. Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd.’s holdings in Occidental Petroleum were worth $10,567,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Alps Advisors Inc. lessened its holdings in shares of Occidental Petroleum Co. (NYSE:OXY) by 27.5% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 561,301 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after selling 212,895 shares during the quarter. Alps Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Occidental Petroleum were worth $46,970,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Durect Corporation(DRRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Durect Corp. (NASDAQ: DRRX) is also expecting a PDUFA date for its NDA of RBP-7000 in late July. The schizophrenia treatment has a target action date of July 28, 2018.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    DURECT (NASDAQ:DRRX) and Shiseido (OTCMKTS:SSDOY) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Headlines about DURECT (NASDAQ:DRRX) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news 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. DURECT earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the specialty pharmaceutical company an impact score of 47.6857828380145 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    DURECT Corp. (NASDAQ:DRRX) is down 9.2% at 12:45 p.m. EDT after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s advisory committee voted 14 to 3 recommending the agency not approve Remoxy ER, an abuse-deterrent extended-release pain medication being developed by its partner Pain Therapeutics (NASDAQ: PTIE).

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Shore Bancshares Inc(SHBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Shore Bancshares (NASDAQ:SHBI) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Shore Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.376414932679 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Motorola Solutions, Inc.(MSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Morneau Shepell Inc (TSE:MSI) declared a monthly dividend on Tuesday, June 19th, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Friday, June 29th will be given a dividend of 0.065 per share on Monday, July 16th. This represents a $0.78 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.85%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 28th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) issued an update on its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Thursday morning. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $7.55-7.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $7.56. The company issued revenue guidance of $7.784-7.857 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $7.7 billion.Motorola Solutions also updated its FY19 guidance to $7.55-7.70 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Nuveen AMT-Free Municipal Income Fund(NEA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its holdings in Nuveen AMT-Free Municipal (NYSE:NEA) by 8.7% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 4,674,452 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 372,370 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Nuveen AMT-Free Municipal were worth $60,768,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BB&T Securities LLC cut its holdings in Nuveen Amt-Free Quality Municpl Incm Fnd (NYSE:NEA) by 3.7% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 260,949 shares of the company’s stock after selling 10,037 shares during the quarter. BB&T Securities LLC owned about 0.10% of Nuveen Amt-Free Quality Municpl Incm Fnd worth $3,392,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc.(CTT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in Catchmark Timber Trust Inc (NYSE:CTT) by 11.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 91,276 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,700 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned 0.19% of Catchmark Timber Trust worth $1,139,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brookfield Asset Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Catchmark Timber Trust Inc (NYSE:CTT) by 165.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 626,887 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 390,387 shares during the period. Brookfield Asset Management Inc. owned about 1.28% of Catchmark Timber Trust worth $7,817,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: PICO Holdings Inc.(PICO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PICO (NASDAQ: PICO) and Urban Edge Properties (NYSE:UE) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pico (NASDAQ: PICO) and Ellington Financial (NYSE:EFC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Land Securities Group (OTCMKTS: LSGOF) and Pico (NASDAQ:PICO) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NEW WORLD Dev L/ADR (OTCMKTS: NDVLY) and Pico (NASDAQ:PICO) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Pico (NASDAQ:PICO) was upgraded by equities research analysts at TheStreet from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a report released on Friday.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Alexco Resource Corp(AXU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019

Shares of Clean Energy Fuels Corp (NASDAQ:CLNE) were down 15.6% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $3.05 and last traded at $3.13. Approximately 5,742,302 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 232% from the average daily volume of 1,731,432 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.71.

Several analysts have recently commented on CLNE shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Clean Energy Fuels from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.25 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, June 15th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Clean Energy Fuels from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 23rd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Clean Energy Fuels from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, Raymond James lowered shares of Clean Energy Fuels from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Thursday. They noted that the move was a valuation call.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Benitec Biopharma Limited(BNTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News headlines about BENITEC BIOPHAR/S (NASDAQ:BNTC) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BENITEC BIOPHAR/S earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.3493613805465 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Stratus Properties Inc.(STRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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    NASDAQ STRS traded down $0.25 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $31.10. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 528 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,123. Stratus Properties has a 52 week low of $26.15 and a 52 week high of $32.15. The company has a quick ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.74.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: A V Homes, Inc.(AVHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of AV Homes (NASDAQ:AVHI) have soared today, up by 29% as of 1:40 p.m. EDT, after the company announcedit was being acquired. Larger homebuilder Taylor Morrison Home Corporation (NYSE:TMHC) is scooping up AV Homes in a $1 billion deal.

  • [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

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Fogo de Chao, Inc.(FOGO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Fogo De Chao (NASDAQ: FOGO) and Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    But with a VQScore of 4, our top score, this company is one of the best stocks you can buy right now, which means the Raymond James rating might be too conservative. Not only are you getting a company with growth potential, you’re getting it at an excellent price.

    Restaurant Stocks to Buy, No. 2: Fogo de Chao Inc. (Nasdaq: FOGO)

    Fogo de Chao Inc. (Nasdaq: FOGO) is upscale Brazilian steakhouse, originally opened in Brazil in 1979. Fogo de Chao currently has 47 restaurants across the world.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: (VIAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) which traded down over 3% at $29.42. The stocks 52-week range is $22.13 to $46.70. Volume was about 6.6 million compared to the daily average volume of 4.4 million.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    This morning, President Trump suggested that the United States is considering strong military action in response to recent chemical attacks carried out on civilians by the Syrian government. The president promised to send “nice and new and ‘smart'” missiles to Syria and accused the Russian government of partnering with a “Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!” The president’s remarks are a significant departure from comments made last week, which suggested that the United States would be pulling out of Syria in the coming months. Trump’s threat of war over a recent chemical attack in Syria drove crude oil and gold prices higher. Geopolitical worries often offer a boost to commodity prices due to concerns about supply. Trump’s threat comes at a time that markets are already concerned about a significant military conflict in the Middle East between Saudi Arabia and Iran. WTI crude prices added 0.9% to hit $66.10 per barrel. Brent crude pushed to $71.10 per barrel. Gold price topped $1,350 per ounce and are poised for bigger gains. According to Axios, U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) has privately told friends that he will not seek reelection in the fall. The news comes at a perilous time for Republicans, who are expected to lose the House of Representatives and potentially the Senate. Axios was the first to report the news. The story is also notable because Ryan recently achieved his long-time goal of passing tax reform in late 2017.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: FB, FOXA, CBS
    Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.(NYSE: FOXA) fell in pre-market hours on news that investigators from the European Commission raided the firm’s London office yesterday. Reports indicate that investigators are trying to keep their goals confidential. However, there has been a lot of scrutiny over Rupert Murdoch’s goal to purchase rival Sky in recent months. British authorities have argued that this deal would not be in the public’s best interest. Accor

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) which rose about 7% to $32.71. The stocks 52-week range is $22.13 to $46.72. Volume was about 11 million compared to the daily average volume of roughly 5.8 million.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) sued its largest shareholder as the pressure on it to merge with Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIAB) increases. According to The Wall Street Journal:

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc(AUPH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AUPH) jumped 11% in May, according to data provided byS&P Global Market Intelligence, after the biotech said it plans to test voclosporin, its only drug candidate, for additional diseases.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    That statement comes to mind when I think about Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AUPH). The potential for the clinical-stage biotech appears to be so great that getting greedy with the stock is tempting.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AUPH),a clinical-stage biotech, are on the rise following the company’s first-quarter earnings report. Plans to expand voclosporin, the company’s lupus candidate, to a much larger indication inspired investors to push the shares 10.2% higher as of 1:03 p.m. Monday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Isotechnika Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:AUPH) (TSE:AUP) shares rose 6.7% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $5.68 and last traded at $5.59. Approximately 54,590 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 87% from the average daily volume of 429,596 shares. The stock had previously closed at $5.24.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.(CCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Clinton Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Coca-Cola European Partners PLC (NYSE:CCE) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 128,976 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,242,000. Coca-Cola European Partners comprises 0.8% of Clinton Group Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 20th largest holding.

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    Analysts upgraded Coca-Cola European Partners PLC  (CCE) to buy on its commitment to deleveraging and capital allocation.

    Goldman still rates Monster Beverage Corp. (MNST) as a buy given the global expansion of the energy drink category.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC raised its holdings in Coca-Cola European Partners PLC (NYSE:CCE) by 35.5% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 31,270 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 8,187 shares during the quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC’s holdings in Coca-Cola European Partners were worth $1,326,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

    Get Coca-Cola European Partners alerts:

    Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE) Lowered to “Sell” at ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com) $3.69 Billion in Sales Expected for Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE) to Post $0.81 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Critical Contrast: Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE) and Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (COKE) (americanbankingnews.com) Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of CCE traded down $0.51 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $37.88. The stock had a trading volume of 705,278 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,496,087. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82, a current ratio of 1.03 and a quick ratio of 0.79. The company has a market cap of $18.60 billion, a PE ratio of 15.85, a P/E/G ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 0.76. Coca-Cola European Partners has a 1-year low of $36.17 and a 1-year high of $44.75.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Aristotle Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Coca-Cola European Partners PLC (NYSE:CCE) by 9.3% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 363,371 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 30,783 shares during the period. Aristotle Capital Management LLC owned approximately 0.08% of Coca-Cola European Partners worth $15,138,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Vascular Biogenics Ltd.(VBLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $120.51 billion.
    J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.2 per share on revenue of $2.63 billion.
    Dillard's, Inc. (NYSE: DDS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $1.46 billion.
    The Children's Place, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.21 per share on revenue of $444.14 million.
    Manchester United plc (NYSE: MANU) is expected to report quarterly loss at $1.35 per share on revenue of $193.67 million.
    Teekay Corporation (NYSE: TK) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $296.76 million.
    KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $306.72 million.
    Vascular Biogenics Ltd. (NASDAQ: VBLT) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.21 per share.
    Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE: TOO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $272.04 million.
    Albireo Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALBO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.77 per share on revenue of $31.32 million.

     

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    ReTo Eco-Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: RETO) fell 9.3 percent to $4.50 in pre-market trading.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) shares fell 8.5 percent to $4.50 in pre-market trading after dropping 3.53 percent on Thursday.
    Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) fell 7.5 percent to $47.10 in pre-market trading. Nordstrom reported upbeat results for its first quarter. Comparable-store sales rose 0.6 percent.
    Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) shares fell 6 percent to $263.00 in pre-market trading. Baidu disclosed that its COO Qi Lu will step down in July 2018.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares fell 5.6 percent to $8.98 in pre-market trading after climbing 11.88 percent on Thursday.
    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) fell 5 percent to $51.30 in pre-market trading. Applied Materials reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) fell 5 percent to $7.61 in pre-market trading after rising 11.40 percent on Thursday.
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) shares fell 4.7 percent to $255.77 in pre-market trading.
    Vascular Biogenics Ltd (NASDAQ: VBLT) fell 4.6 percent to $2.10 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) fell 3.3 percent to $37.60 in pre-market trading. Campbell Soup reported upbeat Q3 earnings, but sales missed estimates. The company also lowered its FY18 outlook.
    ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAD) shares fell 2.7 percent to $17.65 in pre-market trading after reporting a 7.2 million common stock offering

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: First Bank(FRBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    First Bank (NASDAQ: FRBA) and Marlin Business Services (NASDAQ:MRLN) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and dividends.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc.(LOR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc common stock (NYSE:LOR) have trended somewhat negative this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc common stock earned a media sentiment score of -0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 48.1658217953419 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019

The world’s largest automaker is putting big money into electric vehicles in China.

Volkswagen (VLKAF) and its local partners plan to invest more than 10 billion ($11.8 billion) to build electric and hybrid cars in the country — the world’s biggest auto market — over the next seven to eight years.

More electric vehicles are sold in China than anywhere else on the planet — and the national government is pushing companies to design and build them on Chinese territory.

Under the plan announced Thursday, VW and its partners are aiming to develop and produce as many as 40 new electric and hybrid vehicle models in China between now and 2025. It expects the first of the new models to hit the Chinese market next year.

VW’s top China exec, Jochem Heizmann, said the German company is “determined to be at the forefront” of China’s electric vehicle revolution.

China accounts for about 50% of the global market for clean energy vehicles, according to investment firm East Capital. Chinese officials said two months ago that they were working on a plan to eventually phase out the production and sale of vehicles powered solely by fossil fuels.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: SI Financial Group Inc.(SIFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about SI Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIFI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SI Financial Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the savings and loans company an impact score of 47.0536892575283 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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    There are 30 banks that qualify as systemically important financial institutions (SIFI), according to the Financial Stability Board’s most recent list. Half have seen their stocks fall at least 20 percent from the most recent peaks, according to a Bloomberg analysis. Notably, no large U.S.-based banks make the list.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about SI Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIFI) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing 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 one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SI Financial Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the savings and loans company an impact score of 45.140703535879 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc.(LOR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc common stock (NYSE:LOR) have trended somewhat negative this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc common stock earned a media sentiment score of -0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 48.1658217953419 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(LXRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wedbush reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) in a research note issued to investors on Monday morning. The brokerage currently has a $42.00 price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Aperio Group LLC increased its position in shares of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LXRX) by 49.5% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 19,270 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after buying an additional 6,377 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in Lexicon Pharmaceuticals were worth $165,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: LXRX) is making presentations at the American Diabetes Association on June 22 to 26. Lexicon recently traded at $12.92 a share, with a consensus price target of $23.00 and a 52-week range of $7.67 to $18.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) – Analysts at Wedbush issued their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Lexicon Pharmaceuticals in a note issued to investors on Monday, May 7th. Wedbush analyst L. Moussatos expects that the biopharmaceutical company will earn ($0.28) per share for the quarter. Wedbush currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $40.00 target price on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Lexicon Pharmaceuticals’ Q2 2019 earnings at ($0.25) EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at ($0.13) EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at ($0.06) EPS, FY2020 earnings at $0.53 EPS, FY2021 earnings at $2.22 EPS and FY2022 earnings at $3.81 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Winnebago Industries Inc.(WGO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    It’s fun to chat around the water cooler about the next big tech stock, but when it comes time to invest, people often overlook incredible companies because they aren’t household names or exciting businesses. Boring can be brilliant. And that’s why investors should stop overlooking Winnebago Industries Inc. (NYSE:WGO) and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE:SMG).

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    So, what were investors thinking? The guys consider the near-term and longer-term stories for the company. Then, it’s on to recreational vehicle manufacturer Winnebago(NYSE:WGO). Overall RV sales are at record highs, and sales of towables in particular are shooting upward, thanks to their popularity among two key demographics. Yet the market is still valuing Winnebago shares around 20% below where they were a year ago. Is there justification for that pessimism?

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Not only has Wall Street given Camping World Holdings (NYSE:CWH) a beatdown this year, causing its stock to plunge by 57% since Jan. 1, but they also think it has a lot further to fall. Even though industry peers Winnebago Industries (NYSE:WGO) and Thor Industries have also seen their shares decline, by 34% and 37%, respectively, these two don’t have nearly the amount of people betting against the stock

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2019: Rex Energy Corporation(REXX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about Rex Energy (NASDAQ:REXX) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rex Energy earned a news impact score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 45.4610840717308 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.