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Top Safest Stocks For 2019

The year 2018 has been volatile for the markets. Stocks rapidly climbed to record territory early in the year before finally posting a long-awaited correction. And the energy market has seen a dramatic rise in oil prices that’s helped to bolster prospects for oil and natural gas related companies. Yet for conservative investors, one popular investment that most see as being particularly safe has turned out to be a big loser, and that’s forcing many people — especially retirees — to reconsider how they invest more broadly.

Retirees and those approaching the end of their careers often are advised to reduce stock market exposure. Instead, many end up putting larger percentages of their savings into fixed-income investments like Treasury bonds. Although Treasuries are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government, making them the safest dollar-denominated debt instruments on the planet, they are far from risk-free. As many retirees are learning the hard way in 2018, Treasury bonds can lose money, and current trends suggest that those tough times could continue.

Top Safest Stocks For 2019: MFS Municipal Income Trust(MFM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Doliver Capital Advisors LP lessened its stake in MFS Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:MFM) by 51.6% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 19,505 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock after selling 20,769 shares during the period. Doliver Capital Advisors LP’s holdings in MFS Municipal Income Trust were worth $127,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about MFS Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:MFM) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing 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. MFS Municipal Income Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the closed-end fund an impact score of 46.4351075510345 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top Safest Stocks For 2019: Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.(RHP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Press coverage about Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE:RHP) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ryman Hospitality Properties earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.1274209271699 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]

    Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE:RHP)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $80.07 and last traded at $79.93, with a volume of 191025 shares. The stock had previously closed at $79.56.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top Safest Stocks For 2019: MINDBODY, Inc.(MB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    MINDBODY (NASDAQ:MB) was upgraded by stock analysts at TheStreet from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research note issued on Monday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Mindbody Inc. (NASDAQ:MB) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $36.72.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

Top Safest Stocks For 2019: One Liberty Properties Inc.(OLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    One Liberty Properties, Inc. (NYSE:OLP) VP Justin Clair sold 3,100 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.00, for a total value of $77,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 32,566 shares in the company, valued at $814,150. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    One Liberty Properties, Inc. (NYSE:OLP) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, September 14th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 25th will be paid a dividend of 0.45 per share by the real estate investment trust on Thursday, October 4th. This represents a $1.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.36%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, September 24th.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top Safest Stocks For 2019: Magyar Bancorp Inc.(MGYR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Magyar Bancorp (NASDAQ:MGYR) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Magyar Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 48.0770691063571 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019

U.S. stocks were little changed in early trading on Thursday, with major indexes trading near all-time highs as investors focus on strong corporate earnings and a healthy economic backdrop rather than the continuing trade disputes between China and the U.S.

How are benchmarks performing?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average
DJIA, -0.01%
fell 20 points to 24,473, or less than 0.1%, while the S&P 500
SPX, +0.08%
was up less than 1 point to 2,858. Both were down less than 0.1%. The Nasdaq Composite Index
COMP, +0.33%
rose 12 points to 7,900, a gain of about 0.1%.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: MINDBODY, Inc.(MB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    MINDBODY (NASDAQ:MB) was upgraded by stock analysts at TheStreet from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research note issued on Monday.

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Mindbody (NASDAQ:MB) reported first-quarter 2018 financial results after the market close on Tuesday. The online platform provider for the fitness, wellness, and beauty services industries posted revenue growth of 28% and adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.06, versus a loss of $0.03 in the year-ago period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    DXC Technology (NYSE:DXC) and MINDBODY (NASDAQ:MB) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    MindBody, Inc. (NASDAQ: MB) reported its fourth quarter results after the markets closed on Wednesday. The company said that it had $0.03 in EPS on $49.7 million in revenue. The consensus estimates were looking for $0.01 in EPS and $48.9 million in revenue. Analysts had this to say about MindBody after earnings:

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: UFP Technologies Inc.(UFPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about UFP Technologies (NASDAQ:UFPT) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis 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 positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. UFP Technologies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.0533500754779 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    UFP Technologies (NASDAQ: UFPT) and China XD Plastics (NASDAQ:CXDC) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    China XD Plastics (NASDAQ: CXDC) and UFP Technologies (NASDAQ:UFPT) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Masco Corporation(MAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Richard Bernstein Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Masco Corp (NYSE:MAS) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 102,647 shares of the construction company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,841,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Symphony Asset Management LLC cut its stake in shares of Masco Corp (NYSE:MAS) by 51.9% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 38,006 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 41,020 shares during the period. Symphony Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Masco were worth $1,537,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
    PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Spark Therapeutics, Inc.(ONCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Dan Caplinger, and Cory Renauer]

    Doubling your money in a relatively short time is much tougher. It typically involves investing in younger, less established companies that have lots of growth potential but could give a lot of ground if a few things don’t swing their way. There are, though, some stocks that look like they have a double in them over a relatively short time frame, and three of our investing contributors think Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONCE), Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO), and American Tower (NYSE:AMT) fit the bill. 

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: TSEM) fell 16.1 percent to $23.10 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly results.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 13 percent to $18.00 in pre-market trading after declining 37.37 percent on Friday.
    Ability Inc. (NASDAQ: ABIL) shares fell 7.1 percent to $2.61 in pre-market trading.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) shares fell 6.4 percent to $133.00 in pre-market trading. International Flavors & Fragrances reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter and agreed to acquire Frutarom for $7.1 billion.
    BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE: BHP) fell 6.8 percent to $45.00 in pre-market trading.
    Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE: SBGL) fell 6.4 percent to $3.23 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.27 percent on Friday.
    Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) fell 5.9 percent to $66.52 in pre-market trading after declining 1.15 percent on Friday.
    DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ: XRAY) shares fell 4 percent to $48.00 in pre-market trading. DENTSPLY SIRONA reported Q1 adjusted earnings of $0.45 per share on sales of $956.1 million. The company updated its 2018 adjusted earnings guidance to $2.55 to 2.65 per share

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Guggenheim began coverage on shares of Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONCE) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, MarketBeat.com reports. The brokerage issued a buy rating and a $70.00 price objective on the biotechnology company’s stock.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    It’s commendable to develop rare disease treatments that are so effective, some might call them “cures,” but that hardly guarantees market-beating returns. Let’s look into three companies with a hand in next-generation hemophilia treatments to see which has the best chance of coming out ahead.

    Company Market Capitalization Trailing-12-month Revenue
    Roche (NASDAQOTH:RHHBY) $188.6 billion $56.5 billion
    BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ:BMRN) $15.6 billion $1.38 billion
    Spark Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ONCE) $3.0 billion $26.4 million

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONCE) has been given a $103.00 target price by equities research analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald in a report released on Monday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the biotechnology company’s stock. Cantor Fitzgerald’s price target points to a potential upside of 111.85% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Here’s what you need to know about the catalysts that could send these stocks soaring, or plummeting, in the third quarter.

    Company Market Cap Incoming Catalyst
    Spark Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ONCE)  $3.09 billion Clinical trial results
    Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZGNX) $1.56 billion Clinical trial results
    Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PGNX) $593 million PDUFA date

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Meta Financial Group Inc.(CASH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Meta Financial Group (NASDAQ:CASH) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report released on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cashcoin (CURRENCY:CASH) traded up 0.5% against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 0:00 AM E.T. on June 10th. One Cashcoin coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0079 or 0.00000117 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. Over the last week, Cashcoin has traded down 29.1% against the US dollar. Cashcoin has a market capitalization of $377,649.00 and approximately $114.00 worth of Cashcoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: “$4.13 EPS Expected for Meta Financial Group Inc. (CASH) This Quarter” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this article on another website, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of U.S. & international copyright legislation. The legal version of this article can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3365508/4-13-eps-expected-for-meta-financial-group-inc-cash-this-quarter.html.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Selena Maranjian]

    You can also opt for exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, that focus on the same indexes — such as the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEMKT: SPY), Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (NYSEMKT: VTI), and Vanguard Total World Stock ETF (NYSEMKT: VT). You can balance out your portfolio with bonds via index mutual funds and ETFs, too. The Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEMKT: BND) is one such option.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of University of Tennessee’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=University+of+Tennessee

    These are the top 5 holdings of University of TennesseeVanguard Total World Stock Index (VT) – 1,059,959 shares, 71.1% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 22.85%Vanguard Total Bond Market (BND) – 396,870 shares, 28.9% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 15.41%Add

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Investing in retirement is vastly different from investing during your primary working years. You need to switch from a focus on growing your capital to a focus on protecting your capital and living off of it. That means generating income becomes an increasingly important part of the mix — but only if it doesn’t require material increases in risk. Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEMKT:BND), Vanguard Utilities ETF (NYSEMKT:VPU), and SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (NYSEMKT:SDY) are three exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, that will help you invest the right way after you retire.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Wynn Resorts, Limited(WYNN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Reuben Gregg Brewer, and Travis Hoium]

    Finding investments that can reward you over such long periods can do miracles for your portfolio — as long as you can find the right ones. So we asked three Motley Fool investors to highlight a stock they see as a great investment with solid growth prospects over the next 25 years. Here’s why they picked W.W. Grainger (NYSE:GWW), Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN), and Waste Management (NYSE:WM).

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    We’re moving deeper and deeper into earnings season. If you’re looking to make real money, the time to get started is now. Money Morning Quantitative Specialist Chris Johnson argues the markets are at a tipping point. And with just a few smart plays in today’s classic stock picker’s market… you can pull in triple-digit gains with just a small investment. Read those picks right here.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    The Trump administration is considering a 25% tariff on up to $200 billion in Chinese goods. This is the latest escalation of an ongoing trade spat that has ripped through the heartland of the United States and threatens to bring the market rally to a screeching halt. On Tuesday, soybean prices rallied more than $0.28 in Chicago on speculation that the Trump administration is looking to resolve trade relations with China. Following the White House’s announcement, soybeans gave back a majority of those gains as trade fears rattled the agriculture industry. Finally, Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) is on the verge of becoming the first $1 trillion company by market capitalization. The firm was close to topping $200 per share on Wednesday morning after a terrific earnings report after the bell yesterday.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, X, CPB
    Will today be the reckoning for Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA)? Today, the company will report earnings for the second quarter of 2018. The notorious cash-burning company is expected to report a quarterly profit loss of -$2.76 per share on top of $3.79 billion in revenue. The earnings report that is sliding under the radar today is from United States Steel Corp. (NYSE: X). Following the implementation of U.S. President Donald Trump’s steel tariffs on foreign suppliers, it will be interesting to see how the company has fared under the White House’s protectionist policies. In addition, we will want to know if the firm plans to increase its domestic investments and bolster its hiring. Pay a

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Even battered Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN), which lost half its value from its high point last year, could see more growth even though it’s gained some 26% this year.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Central European Media Enterprises Ltd.(CETV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Central European Media Enterprises Ltd  (NASDAQ:CETV)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 06, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Gray Television, Inc. Class A (NASDAQ: CETV) and Central European Media Enterprises (NASDAQ:CETV) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Central European Media Enterprises (NASDAQ: CETV) and Liberty Media Formula One Series A (NASDAQ:FWONA) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Central European Media Enterprises (NASDAQ:CETV) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Central European Media Enterprises earned a news sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 45.5324249099013 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 Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about Central European Media Enterprises (NASDAQ:CETV) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Central European Media Enterprises earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.2556402111345 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: Oclaro, Inc.(OCLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Oclaro (NASDAQ:OCLR) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Thursday morning.

    Several other research firms have also issued reports on OCLR. Jefferies Group lowered Oclaro from a buy rating to a hold rating and set a $6.50 price target on the stock. in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Cowen restated a buy rating and set a $8.00 price target on shares of Oclaro in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. B. Riley reduced their price target on Oclaro from $10.00 to $9.50 and set a neutral rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Oclaro from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 15th. Finally, DA Davidson reduced their price target on Oclaro from $11.00 to $9.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $10.55.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Oclaro (NASDAQ:OCLR) gained 15.5% in March 2017, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.

    So what

    The maker of optical networking components was off to a good start in March, but it lost all momentum when rival Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR) reported weak earnings with mellow management comments on the state of the optical market. Finisar shares plunged 23% lower the next day, dragging Oclaro down in a 13% three-day slide.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Oclaro (NASDAQ:OCLR) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

    Pra Group (NASDAQ:PRAA) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) jumped 43.3 percent to $0.5447 after the micro-cap specialty diagnostics company reported preliminary first-quarter results. The company said its first quarter revenue rose 286 percent from the same quarter a year ago to $712,000.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) gained 34.5 percent to $4.52 after the company announced it would proceed with Phase 3 development of GR-MD-02 for NASH Cirrhosis following the FDA meeting.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) shares rose 21.9 percent to $8.1063.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16 percent to $15.65.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares jumped 15.5 percent to $3.6263 after the company disclosed that its application for Medicare codes received favorable preliminary decision.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) rose 13.7 percent to $10.12.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 13.7 percent to $4.6743.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares gained 12.2 percent to $35.34 as optical sector is seeing strength following President Trump's announcement that he would work with China related to ZTE Corp.
    Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) shares rose 11.3 percent to $35.17. Jefferies upgraded Tailored Brands from Hold to Buy.
    Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ: KONA) jumped 10.6 percent to $2.875.
    Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ: FNHC) shares rose 10.6 percent to $20.29. Raymond James upgraded Federated National Holding from Outperform to Strong Buy.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) climbed 10.2 percent to $15.15. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) shares climbed 10.1 percent to $3.16. Stein Mart is expected to release Q1 earnings on May 23.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 9.7 percent to $108.60 after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restar

Top 10 Performing Stocks For 2019: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation(AMTD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Blitchok]

    That's in contrast to fellow panelists TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ: AMTD) and Interactive Brokers, both of which made bitcoin futures available as soon as they went live.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: AMTD) is the second largest discount and online broker by market value, with a $32 billion market cap. Its shares were down almost 6% at $56.65 after the JPMorgan news. TD Ameritrade has a consensus price target of $68.32 and a 52-week range of $42.14 to $63.01.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on TD Ameritrade (AMTD)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:AMTD) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund purchased 5,786 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $317,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Morgan Stanley set a $64.00 price objective on TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ:AMTD) in a research note published on Tuesday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Stocks continued their summer rally on Tuesday, with several major benchmarks setting or flirting with new highs. Many commentators have noted that the current bull market in stocks, which has lasted since the end of the financial crisis, will soon be longer than any other market advance in history. That’s good news for those who think the momentum can continue, but some nervous investors fear that gains are getting overextended. Regardless of the overall direction in stocks, some didn’t participate in today’s rally. TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ:AMTD), J.Jill (NYSE:JILL), and J.M. Smucker (NYSE:SJM) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

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Akamai Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) shares dipped on Tuesday after the company announced updated guidance for the coming quarter and the full year in connection with its analyst day.

In most cases, if a company is expecting a rough quarter, it is better off to update guidance ahead of the results and get it over with rather than suffer later when the stakes could be higher.

Due to the strengthening of the dollar since the guidance was issued on April 30, revenue and earnings for the second quarter are expected to face a headwind of $3 million and $0.01, respectively. As a result, the company now anticipates its second quarter 2018 revenue range to be $658 million to $663 million and earnings per share (EPS) to be between $0.79 and $0.81.

Thomson Reuters consensus estimates call for $0.80 in EPS and $665.85 million in revenue for the quarter.

Looking ahead to the full year, Akamai now expects its 2018 revenue range to be $2.675 billion to $2,705 billion and EPS of $3.20 to $3.30. The increase to EPS guidance is due to expected improvement in the company’s operating margins. Previously the company anticipated revenue in the range of $2.69 billion to $2.72 billion and EPS in the range of $3.15 to $3.25.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Silicon Graphics International Corp(SGI)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Veeva Systems Inc.(VEEV)

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  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    Shareholders of Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) have had a lot to cheer about recently. The company — which aims to provide a one-stop cloud solution for all the needs of pharmaceutical companies — has seen its stock almost quintuple since February 2016 on the back of consistently strong earnings reports.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday saw a breakout session for the stock market, as major benchmarks like the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite set record highs. For the broad-based S&P 500, the record was the first it had set since early this year, and for many investors, it served as confirmation that the bull market in stocks could continue as it approaches its 10th anniversary in early 2019. Several positive news items from individual companies also helped lead indexes higher. Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK), and Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    The two companies in today’s matchup share the same roots. Peter Gassner, founder and CEO of Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV), was an executive at Salesforce (NYSE:CRM) when he realized an opportunity: Drug companies had specific cloud needs that Salesforce couldn’t meet.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Matt Wallach is the co-founder and president of Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV), a cloud-based software company that found success catering to the life-sciences industry. But the company isn’t stopping there.

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  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Shares of Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) rocketed 38% in August, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. This brings the life sciences industry-focused, cloud-based software solutions provider’s year-to-date 2018 return to 82.7% through Wednesday, Sept. 5.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: QuickLogic Corporation(QUIK)

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    QuickLogic Corp. (NASDAQ: QUIK) traded down about 33% Thursday and posted a new 52-week low of $1.05 after closing Wednesday at $1.56. The stock’s 52-week high is $2.22. Volume totaled around 4.8 million, about 30 times the daily average of around 180,000. The company priced a secondary offering of 13.5 million units including 0.4 of a warrant at $1.15 per unit.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    QuickLogic (NASDAQ: QUIK) and SemiLEDs (NASDAQ:LEDS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    QuickLogic Co. (NASDAQ:QUIK)’s share price reached a new 52-week low during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $0.98 and last traded at $0.97, with a volume of 294 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.99.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc.(ALNY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, shares of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) fell despite the announcement of its first-ever drug approval, and those of Sysco (NYSE:SYY) rose on earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Although we are pleased with Alnylam’s broad and promising pipeline, we note that most candidates are in their early or mid stages of development. These candidates still have a long way to go before hitting the market. Currently, Alnylam depends heavily on Onpattro for growth. We also note that gaining approval for pipeline candidates has become more difficult now.  However,  In August, Alnylam got a significant boost with the approval of Onpattro (patisiran), a first-of-its-kind RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutic, both in the United States and in Europe, for the treatment of the polyneuropathy of hereditary transthyretin-mediated (hATTR) amyloidosis in adults. This is the first approved candidate for the company and hence should drive revenues. Loss estimates have remained stable ahead of the Q3 earnings release.”

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.41) EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($1.47) by $0.06. The business had revenue of $21.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $35.23 million. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 36.81% and a negative net margin of 565.20%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 15.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted ($1.25) earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will post -6.7 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Anyone who likes a good underdog story will want to keep their eye on Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY) and GW Pharmaceuticals PLC (NASDAQ:GWPH) through this year and next as they launch their first products in the U.S. Smaller biotechs have a terrible track record when it comes to launching new drugs on their own, but most analysts expect these companies to buck the trend and propel their recently approved drugs to blockbuster status within a few years.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    If approved, Tegsedi will run directly into competition with Alnylam’s (NASDAQ:ALNY) recently approved treatment for the limited population of ATTR patients, Onpattro. Inotersen and Onpattro haven’t been tested in a head-to-head study, but most analysts expect Alnylam’s drug to gain a much larger share of the limited space than Akcea’s.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Tuesday.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: MINDBODY, Inc.(MB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Withers]

    Running a small business is tough. Competing against larger competitors with deep pockets is a constant challenge on a shoestring budget. Four companies making it easier for small businesses thrive are Q2 Holdings (NYSE:QTWO), Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), Square (NYSE:SQ) and Mindbody (NASDAQ:MB). These fast-growing tech companies provide cloud-based platforms that handle key functions for small businesses at a low cost, and their shareholders are enjoying the results. 

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Mindbody (NASDAQ:MB) is the leading cloud-based software platform for the global fitness, wellness, and beauty services industry. Mindbody’s software helps these often small- and midsize-businesses run their operations more efficiently and profitably, with tools like online appointment setting, staff management, marketing, analytics, and payments, among others. Moreover, with plans starting at $125 per month, Mindbody offers a scalable platform that can grow along with its customers. The company says that its offerings are therefore appropriate for local businesses all the way up to national chains and large enterprises. 

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    MINDBODY (NASDAQ:MB) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

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    MB has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. BidaskClub cut shares of MINDBODY from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price objective on shares of MINDBODY in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. DA Davidson reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of MINDBODY in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. TheStreet upgraded shares of MINDBODY from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Monday, June 18th. Finally, Morgan Stanley boosted their price objective on shares of MINDBODY from $39.00 to $42.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $37.77.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    MINDBODY (NASDAQ:MB) was upgraded by stock analysts at TheStreet from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research note issued on Monday.

Best Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: CommVault Systems, Inc.(CVLT)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. lowered its stake in CommVault Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVLT) by 43.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 465,638 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 359,373 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in CommVault Systems were worth $30,662,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CommVault Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVLT) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the eleven analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $76.57.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CommVault Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVLT) VP Brian Carolan sold 5,484 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $71.90, for a total transaction of $394,299.60. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 102,796 shares in the company, valued at $7,391,032.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

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    In addition, Elliott Management, which often pushes for M&A and other strategic transactions at targeted companies, made investments in EQT Corp. (EQT) , CommVault Systems Inc. (CVLT) , Sabre Corp. (SABR) , Teradyne Inc. (TER)  and Windstream Holdings Inc. (WIN)

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Van ECK Associates Corp boosted its stake in shares of Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP) by 24.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 902,672 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 176,737 shares during the quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp owned 0.39% of Microchip Technology worth $82,468,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in MCHP. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in Microchip Technology by 4.8% during the fourth quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 773,400 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $67,967,000 after acquiring an additional 35,374 shares in the last quarter. IFP Advisors Inc raised its stake in Microchip Technology by 87.8% during the fourth quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 8,173 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $718,000 after acquiring an additional 3,822 shares in the last quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. raised its stake in Microchip Technology by 12.2% during the fourth quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 136,279 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $11,977,000 after acquiring an additional 14,796 shares in the last quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI raised its stake in Microchip Technology by 14.2% during the fourth quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 23,706 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $2,083,000 after acquiring an additional 2,952 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BB&T Corp raised its stake in Microchip Technology by 8.8% during the fourth quarter. BB&T Corp now owns 56,885 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock worth $4,999,000 after acquiring an additional 4,592 shares in the last quarter.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Synnex Corporation(SNX)

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    We have you covered. This week, we did our digging into the numbers, and we have found three stocks that could surge 80% or more in the months ahead. Let’s dig into them as the market opens… right here.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Thursday
    A leaked report from a Chinese government think tank warned of “financial panic” across the country. In addition to concerns about the ongoing trade battle with the United States, the National Institution for Finance & Development warned about the ongoing use of leverage in the stock market. The think tank argued that China’s central bank must be ready to step in and support the nation’s markets (the Shanghai Composite is off 20% since January) in the event of a liquidity crisis. This morning, the U.S. Department of Commerce said that Q1 gross domestic product (GDP) growth slowed far more than analysts had expected. During January through March, we saw the weakest levels of consumer spending in roughly five years. GDP clocked in at just 2.0%, a downturn from the 2.2% reported by the agency last month. Markets appear to believe that the economy has rebounded during the second quarter thanks in part to the massive tax cuts in January. However, ongoing trade tensions and increasing uncertainty around the globe could potentially spur a panic at any time. In 2018, major telecom carriers will begin rolling out 5G networks across the country, and the development could be one of the biggest ever. This technological leap is creating some incredible profit opportunities for tech stocks. According to Swedish network equipment manufacturer Ericsson ADR (Nasdaq: ERIC), new 5G-related features could produce as much as $1.3 trillion annually in additional revenue for carriers by 2026. Just imagine how much money you could make if you get in early and invest right now in the top 5G stocks. It would be a fortune. Today, we show you the undervalued stock that is going to lead this revolution, and it could make you rich.
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Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Actuant Corporation(ATU)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Actuant Co. (NYSE:ATU) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have issued a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $23.63.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    After 111 years as a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) has been replaced on the index by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NYSE: WBA). According to David Blitzer, managing director and chair of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, the change is part of an effort to increase value and prominence of consumer goods, finance, healthcare, and technology firms on the U.S. economy. GE is the last original member to be removed from the index. Shares of Boeing Co. (NYSE BA), DowDuPont Inc. (NYSE: DOW), and Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) are getting pounded on concerns that a full-blown trade war may accelerate and hurt major exporters to China. Yesterday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced he may seek tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods. Trump has asked U.S. trade representatives to identify potential products on which the United States could implement a 10% tariff. Recent trade volatility has erased all gains in the Dow Jones in 2018. Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) has raised its bid for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NYSE: FOXA) assets to $71.3 billion in cash and stock. The new offer tops the $35 all-cash offer proposed last week by cable and telecom giant Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA).
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: MU, ORCL, SBUX
    Micron Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MU) will lead a light day of earnings reports Wednesday. The Chinese semiconductor giant is expected to report earnings per share (EPS) of $3.14 on top of $7.75 billion in revenue. While markets will be interested in this report, the greater focus will likely center on the impact of U.S. tariffs on the company’s forward guidance. Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) stock was off 3.7% despite news that the cloud computing giant topped Wall Street earnings expectations yesterday. The firm reported adjusted EPS of $0.99 on top of $11.25 billion in revenue. Those numbers beat average expectations of $0.94 on $11.18 billion. The stock slumped after

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    The U.S. markets are preparing for the eighth interest rate hike since 2015, and the Federal Reserve may not be done yet. Markets are weighing the possibility that the Fed may raise rates one more time this year (in December). The hikes come as the Fed is attempting to shrink its $4.5 trillion balance sheet. When Powell speaks this afternoon, expect a few questions about the impact of the trade war between the United States and China. Reporters will also likely want to know about geopolitical risks to the U.S. economy and how they might affect growth in a higher-interest-rate environment. Yesterday, U.S. President Donald Trump gave a speech before the United Nations General Assembly. During his talk, Trump praised the U.S. economy and defended his administration’s actions this year on trade. Trump said that the United States will no longer endure “abuse” from other trade partners. The U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer also said Tuesday that the U.S. is prepared to proceed on a new trade deal with Mexico without the participation of Canada. Oil prices are in focus after President Trump called out OPEC members before the U.N. on Tuesday. During his talk, Trump accused OPEC and non-OPEC participants in collusion efforts on production and prices of ripping off the rest of the world.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: NKE, SVMK, DB
    Shares of Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) fell 3.5% after the sports apparel giant reported earnings after the bell. The company topped earnings expectations and reported profit growth of 15%. However, investors took some profits off the table. Shares of Nike stock are up more than 35% on the year. SVMK, the parent company of SurveyMonkey, has priced its upcoming IPO at $12 per share. That figure is above analysts’ initial range expectation of $9 to $11 per share. The firm expects to reach a market capitalization of $1.46 bil

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Champlain Investment Partners LLC lowered its position in Actuant (NYSE:ATU) by 3.5% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 1,975,305 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 71,860 shares during the period. Champlain Investment Partners LLC’s holdings in Actuant were worth $45,926,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Avago Technologies Limited(AVGO)

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    But now, if the Bloomberg story is correct, it’s not only positive for NXP and Qualcomm shareholders, it’s great news for what had been the red-hot semiconductor mergers-and-acquisition market. Blockage of the QCOM/NXPI deal and a heavy regulatory hand both here and in China that nixed a bid by Broadcom (AVGO) to buy Qualcomm had marked a high-water mark for the group. Until then, the market had seen most semiconductor stocks as “in play,” with multiple buyers looking to diversify away from what’s perceived as a slowdown in global cell-phone sales.

  • [By Chris Neiger, Ashraf Eassa, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    If you’re in the market for some high-yield stocks that you can hold forever, then you may want to consider Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO), and 3M (NYSE:MMM).  Read on to find out why three Motley Fool investors view these companies as fantastic dividend stocks to own over the long haul.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    With a market capitalization in the neighborhood of $100 billion today, Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) is one of the most valuable publicly-traded chip companies in the world. It raked in about $17.64 billion in net revenue and $2.38 billion in operating income during its 2017 fiscal year. 

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sigma Planning Corp purchased a new stake in Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ:AVGO) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm purchased 2,346 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock, valued at approximately $569,000.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGO) is scheduled to release its fiscal second-quarter financial results after the markets close on Thursday. The consensus estimates call for $4.76 in earnings per share (EPS) and $5.0 billion in revenue. The same period of last year had $3.69 in EPS and $4.2 billion in revenue.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Bruker Corporation(BRKR)

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Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Progress Software Corporation(PRGS)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Progress Software Corp (NASDAQ:PRGS) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders bought 775 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,170% compared to the typical daily volume of 61 put options.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Progress Software Inc. (NASDAQ:PRGS) are plunging, down 16.7% as of 1:45 p.m. EDT, after the strategic business applications specialist announced mixed third-quarter 2018 results and reduced its full-year guidance.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Progress Software Corp (NASDAQ:PRGS) saw a large growth in short interest in September. As of September 14th, there was short interest totalling 1,252,744 shares, a growth of 39.0% from the August 31st total of 901,413 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 440,053 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.8 days. Currently, 2.8% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    GSA Capital Partners LLP trimmed its holdings in shares of Progress Software Co. (NASDAQ:PRGS) by 21.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 58,142 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 16,052 shares during the quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP owned about 0.13% of Progress Software worth $2,257,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Smith Asset Management Group LP cut its holdings in shares of Progress Software (NASDAQ:PRGS) by 45.9% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 61,653 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 52,380 shares during the period. Smith Asset Management Group LP owned 0.14% of Progress Software worth $2,371,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    U.S. President Donald Trump is facing criticism after threatening to ramp up taxes on Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG). The iconic motorcycle producer said it will move parts of its production overseas in order to avoid tariffs from the European Union. Trump threatened to increase taxes on the firm. “Surprised that Harley-Davidson, of all companies, would be the first to wave the White Flag,” Trump tweeted Tuesday. “I fought hard for them and ultimately they will not pay tariffs selling into the E.U., which has hurt us badly on trade, down $151 Billion. Taxes just a Harley excuse – be patient!” Earlier this month, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) launched a $7.5 billion takeover of the web-based hosting service GitHub. The acquisition, orchestrated by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, brought out critics who claim that GitHub lacks any real profit potential for Microsoft stock. Here’s why those critics are wrong… and why MSFT is a buy. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has reversed its policy on cryptocurrency ads. The social media giant says that it will permit marketing from “pre-approved advisers.” According to TechCrunch, the company will still ban ads pushing binary options and initial coin offerings. The report goes on to explain that cryptocurrency scams cost customers more than $500 million in just January and February 2018 alone.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: ORCL, FB, GOOGL, BA
    Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) were largely flat despite a strong earnings report after the bell yesterday. The cloud computing giant reported EPS of $0.99

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Inphi Corporation(IPHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Inphi Corp. (NYSE:IPHI) dropped on Wednesday following a mixed first-quarter report and a subsequent analyst downgrade. The company’s revenue declined sharply and came in just short of analyst expectations. The stock was down about 9.5% at 2:45 p.m. EDT.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Several other optics stocks stand to gain. In a Monday note, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Vivek Arya also highlighlited the semiconductor space as one that could benefit from the news. Other stocks to watch include:

    Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: LITE)
    Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN)
    Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR)
    II-VI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IIVI)
    Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI)
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS)
    Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ: IDTI)
    Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ: QRVO)
    Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX)
    Broadcom Inc (NASDAQ: AVGO)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Inphi Co. (NYSE:IPHI) VP Ron Torten sold 12,342 shares of Inphi stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.00, for a total value of $431,970.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 64,386 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,253,510. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Autohome Inc.(ATHM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Autohome (NYSE: ATHM) and Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Raymond James & Associates reduced its stake in shares of Autohome Inc (NYSE:ATHM) by 3.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 229,347 shares of the information services provider’s stock after selling 7,721 shares during the quarter. Raymond James & Associates owned 0.19% of Autohome worth $23,164,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Dow Jones Falls Before Trump’s Iran Decision; These 2 IBD 50 Stocks Jump (investors.com) Autohome Quarterly Earnings Beat Estimates, Guides Higher (finance.yahoo.com) Autohome (ATHM) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.11 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Earnings Reaction History: Autohome Inc., 44.4% Follow-Through Indicator, 4.6% Sensitive (nasdaq.com) BRIEF-Autohome Reports Qtrly Earnings Per Share Of RMB 4.05 (reuters.com)

    Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Autohome from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Autohome from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $99.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, March 12th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $73.97.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Tencent’s and JD’s investments in Bitauto, which date back over three years, allow the two companies to expand their ecosystems into the online automotive market. By tethering itself to Tencent’s WeChat and JD’s online marketplace, Bitauto widens its moat against Autohome (NYSE:ATHM), its primary rival.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Autohome Inc (NYSE:ATHM)’s share price fell 6.5% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $76.95 and last traded at $77.41. 1,384,400 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 64% from the average session volume of 842,765 shares. The stock had previously closed at $82.76.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DnB Asset Management AS grew its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 18.3% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 29,058 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,500 shares during the period. DnB Asset Management AS’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $2,501,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on ManpowerGroup (MAN)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Macquarie downgraded shares of ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) from an outperform rating to a neutral rating in a report issued on Tuesday morning, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Macquarie currently has $91.00 target price on the business services provider’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) EVP Mara E. Swan sold 11,192 shares of ManpowerGroup stock in a transaction on Friday, August 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $93.77, for a total value of $1,049,473.84. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 13,493 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,265,238.61. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bank of New York Mellon Corp trimmed its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 2.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 855,745 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 24,469 shares during the quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp owned approximately 1.30% of ManpowerGroup worth $73,646,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Toronto Dominion Bank increased its position in ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 45.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 6,594 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,058 shares during the quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $568,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: Cabot Microelectronics Corporation(CCMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cabot Microelectronics (CCMP)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cabot Microelectronics (NASDAQ: CCMP) and Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Cabot Microelectronics (NASDAQ:CCMP) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cabot Microelectronics earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.640513544039 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Cabot Microelectronics Co. (NASDAQ:CCMP) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $112.25.

Top 10 Tech Stocks For 2019: MINDBODY, Inc.(MB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    MINDBODY (NASDAQ:MB) was upgraded by stock analysts at TheStreet from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research note issued on Monday.

  • [By Brian Withers]

    Running a small business is tough. Competing against larger competitors with deep pockets is a constant challenge on a shoestring budget. Four companies making it easier for small businesses thrive are Q2 Holdings (NYSE:QTWO), Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), Square (NYSE:SQ) and Mindbody (NASDAQ:MB). These fast-growing tech companies provide cloud-based platforms that handle key functions for small businesses at a low cost, and their shareholders are enjoying the results. 

  • [By Chris Lange]

    MindBody, Inc. (NASDAQ: MB) reported its fourth quarter results after the markets closed on Wednesday. The company said that it had $0.03 in EPS on $49.7 million in revenue. The consensus estimates were looking for $0.01 in EPS and $48.9 million in revenue. Analysts had this to say about MindBody after earnings:

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now

Warren Buffett’s the most famous buy-and-hold investor on the planet, so if his company, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-B) (NYSE:BRK-A), is selling a stock in its portfolio, you might want to consider selling it, too.

Fortunately, Berkshire Hathaway reveals which stocks the Oracle of Omaha is selling in its quarterly 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company’s latest filing shows he sold shares in Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK), IBM (NYSE:IBM), and Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX). Is it time for these stocks to exit your portfolio, too?

A long relationship ending?

When Verisk went public in 2009, Warren Buffett was the only owner not to sell any shares. Clearly, he believed that the long-term opportunity associated with crunching actuarial data for insurers was undervalued in the IPO, but he might not think that anymore.

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Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Popular, Inc.(BPOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Popular (NASDAQ:BPOP) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in Popular Inc (NASDAQ:BPOP) by 3.4% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 4,519,087 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 150,692 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned 4.42% of Popular worth $188,084,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Arrow Financial Corporation(AROW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Arrow Financial (NASDAQ:AROW) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PacWest Banc (NASDAQ: PACW) and Arrow Financial (NASDAQ:AROW) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Arrow Financial Co. (NASDAQ:AROW) reached a new 52-week high on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $40.05 and last traded at $39.80, with a volume of 105 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $40.05.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News headlines about Arrow Financial (NASDAQ:AROW) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog 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. Arrow Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9957785453404 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: MINDBODY, Inc.(MB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    DXC Technology (NYSE:DXC) and MINDBODY (NASDAQ:MB) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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    MINDBODY, Inc. (NASDAQ: MB) fell 11.7 percent to $38.65 in pre-market trading following mixed Q1 results.
    Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE: VSLR) fell 10 percent to $3.60 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 miss.
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