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Hot Value Stocks To Watch For 2022

Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (VRTS Quick QuoteVRTS ) has increased its regular quarterly cash dividend. The company announced a dividend of $1.50 per share, representing an 83% hike from the prior payout. The dividend will be paid out on Nov 12 to shareholders on record as of Oct 29, 2021.

Based on the current dividend, Virtus Investment’s dividend yield currently stands at 2.01%, considering last day’s closing price of $298.92. This marks the fourth consecutive year that the company has hiked its dividend. In 2020 also, it had increased dividend by 22% to 67 cents per share.

Virtus Investment has a share-repurchase authorization in place. As of Jun 30, 2021, 4.9 million shares remained available for buyback. Thus, the company is able to enhance shareholder value through efficient capital-deployment actions.

The company’s shares have rallied 15.8% in the past six months, underperforming the industry’s rise of 24.2%.

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Hot Value Stocks To Watch For 2022: Murphy Oil Corporation(MUR)

Murphy Oil Corporation is a worldwide oil and gas exploration and production company. As used in this report, the terms Murphy, Murphy Oil, we, our, its and Company may refer to Murphy Oil Corporation or any one or more of its consolidated subsidiaries.

The Company was originally incorporated in Louisiana in 1950 as Murphy Corporation. It was reincorporated in Delaware in 1964, at which time it adopted the name Murphy Oil Corporation, and was reorganized in 1983 to operate primarily as a holding company of its various businesses. For reporting purposes, Murphy’s exploration and production activities are subdivided into four geographic segments, including the United States, Canada, Malaysia and all other countries. Additionally, “Corporate” activities include interest income, interest expense, foreign exchange effects and administrative costs not allocated to the segments. The Company’s corporate headquarters are located in El Dorado, Arkansas.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) took off on Thursday, rising more than 12% by 10:30 a.m. EDT after the company agreed to form a strategic joint venture (JV) with Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Murphy Oil Co. (NYSE:MUR) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $33.11.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Murphy Oil Co. (NYSE:MUR) saw some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors purchased 1,420 put options on the company. This is an increase of 1,929% compared to the average volume of 70 put options.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Hot Value Stocks To Watch For 2022: KMG Chemicals, Inc.(KMG)

KMG Chemicals, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures, formulates, and distributes specialty chemicals worldwide. The companys Electronic Chemicals segment is involved in the sale of high purity and ultra purity wet process chemicals primarily to clean and etch silicon wafers in the production of semiconductors. This segments products include sulfuric, phosphoric, and nitric and hydrofluoric acids; ammonium hydroxide; hydrogen peroxide; isopropyl alcohol; other specialty organic solvents; and various blends of chemicals. Its Other Chemicals segment engages in the supply of penta products consisting of solid blocks and concentrated solutions to industrial customers who use these preservatives to pressure treat wood products, primarily for utility poles and cross-arms, to extend their life by protecting against insect damage and decay, as well as sale of hydrochloric acid, which is a byproduct of penta production for use in the steel and oil well service industries. This segment is also involved in the manufacture and distribution of industrial sealants, lubricants, and related equipment primarily to the oil and gas storage, pipeline, and gas distribution markets. KMG Chemicals, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    KMG Chemicals (NYSE:KMG) released its quarterly earnings data on Monday. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.26 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.98 by $0.28, MarketWatch Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $122.39 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $121.10 million. KMG Chemicals had a net margin of 11.87% and a return on equity of 16.21%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Brown Advisory Inc. increased its stake in KMG Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:KMG) by 37.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 176,895 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after acquiring an additional 48,374 shares during the period. Brown Advisory Inc.’s holdings in KMG Chemicals were worth $13,051,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Value Stocks To Watch For 2022: Mercantile Bank Corporation(MBWM)

Mercantile Bank Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Mercantile Bank of Michigan that provides commercial banking services for small-to medium-sized businesses and individuals in the United States. It accepts various deposit products, including checking, savings, and term certificate accounts; time deposits; and certificates of deposit, as well as repurchase agreements. The company also offers commercial and industrial loans; vacant land, land development, and residential construction loans; owner occupied real estate, non-owner occupied real estate, and multi-family and residential rental property loans; single-family residential real estate loans; home equity line of credit programs; and consumer loans, such as loans for new and used automobiles, boats, credit cards, and overdraft protection. In addition, it provides courier services and safe deposit facilities; insurance products, such as private passenger automobile, homeowners, personal inland marine, boat owners, recreational vehicle, dwelling fire, umbrella policies, small business, and life insurance products. The company operates 48 banking offices in Western and Central Michigan; and 48 automated teller machines. Mercantile Bank Corporation was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mercantile Bank (NASDAQ:MBWM) will issue its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Tuesday, October 16th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.61 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Mercantile Bank (NASDAQ:MBWM) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallJul. 17, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Royal Bank of Canada raised its position in Mercantile Bank Corp. (NASDAQ:MBWM) by 9.6% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 220,880 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 19,273 shares during the period. Royal Bank of Canada’s holdings in Mercantile Bank were worth $7,344,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021

You might look at the performance of Auxly Cannabis Group Inc. (NASDAQOTH:CBWTF), formerly known as Cannabis Wheaton, and quickly decide to stay away from the stock. Auxlywas one of the worst-performing marijuana stocks in the second quarter. Its share price has plunged more than 40% so far this year.

But Auxly’s market cap has actually soared in 2018. The stock’s decline stemmed entirely from dilution caused by issuing new shares with bought-deal financing transactions. IsAuxlyCannabis Group a stock to consider buying now?

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Reasons to buy

The obvious reason to buy AuxlyCannabis is the growth opportunity that the company should have once the recreational marijuana market opens in Canada this October. Demand is widely expected to outpace supply for quite a while.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: SEACOR Holdings, Inc.(CKH)

SEACOR Holdings Inc. owns, operates, invests, and markets equipment in the offshore oil and gas, shipping, and logistics industries. The companys Offshore Marine Services segment operates support vessels to deliver cargo and personnel to offshore installations; handle anchors and mooring equipment; carry and launch remote operated vehicles; and tow rigs. This segment also provides accommodations for technicians and specialists, as well as standby safety support and emergency response services; and operates lift boats supporting well intervention, work-over, decommissioning, and diving operations, as well as operates vessels used to move personnel and supplies to offshore wind farms. Its Inland River Services segment operates river transportation equipment for moving agricultural and industrial commodities, and petroleum and chemical products; and operates and invests in multi-modal terminal facilities, as well as operates barge fleeting locations; service facilities; and transshipment terminal. The companys Shipping Services segment owns product tankers for the United States coastwise trade of crude oil, petroleum, and chemical products, as well as provides harbor tugs servicing vessels docking; and invests in very large gas carriers, as well as offers liner and short-sea transportation. This segment is also involved in the terminal support and bunkering, and articulated tug and dry-bulk barge operations, as well as offers offshore tug and technical ship management services. Its Illinois Corn Processing segment produces alcohol used in the food, beverage, industrial, and petrochemical markets; dried distillers grains with solubles; and non-food grade corn oil for feedstock in biodiesel production. The companys Other segment engages in emergency and crisis, agricultural commodity trading and logistics, and lending and leasing activities, as well as industrial aviation services businesses. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    United Services Automobile Association boosted its position in shares of Seacor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CKH) by 14.7% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 172,136 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after buying an additional 21,997 shares during the period. United Services Automobile Association owned approximately 0.94% of Seacor worth $9,858,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about Seacor (NYSE:CKH) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Seacor earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.3315874804175 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: United Technologies Corporation(UTX)

United Technologies Corporation provides technology products and services to building systems and aerospace industries worldwide. Its Otis segment designs, manufactures, sells, and installs passenger and freight elevators, escalators, and moving walkways; modernization products to upgrade elevators and escalators; and maintenance and repair services. The companys UTC Climate, Controls & Security segment provides heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration solutions, such as controls for residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation applications. This segment offers electronic security products, including intruder alarms, access control systems, and video surveillance systems; and fire safety products; systems integration, video surveillance, installation, maintenance, and inspection services; and monitoring and response services. Its Pratt & Whitney segment supplies aircraft engines for commercial, military, business jet, and general aviation markets; and provides aftermarket maintenance, repair, and overhaul, as well as fleet management services. The companys UTC Aerospace Systems segment provides electric power generation, power management, and distribution systems; air data, and flight sensing and management systems; engine control, electric, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems; engine components; environmental control systems; fire and ice detection, and protection systems; propeller systems; cargo, actuation, and landing systems; aircraft aero structures, and lighting and seating products; space products and subsystems; and aftermarket services. United Technologies Corporation offers its services through manufacturers representatives, distributors, wholesalers, dealers, retail outlets, and sales representatives, as well as directly to customers. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Activist investor Dan Loeb was a key figure in pushing industrial conglomerate United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) to split into three independent entities. Now, he wants the company to go a step further and seek a buyer for one large unit.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Glenview State Bank Trust DEPT. raised its stake in shares of United Technologies Co. (NYSE:UTX) by 4.2% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 2,468 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after purchasing an additional 100 shares during the period. Glenview State Bank Trust DEPT.’s holdings in United Technologies were worth $263,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: Capital Southwest Corporation(CSWC)

Capital Southwest Corporation is a public investment firm specializing in venture capital and private equity investments in small and medium sized businesses. It does not invest in startups, publicly traded companies, real estate developments, project finance opportunities, oil and gas exploration businesses, troubled companies, turnarounds, and companies in which significant senior management is departing. The firm provides equity financing for expansion, growth capital, acquisition financings, management buyouts, and recapitalizations. It also provides capital to early stage companies. The firm invests in diverse industries across the United States with a focus on the Southwest, Southeast, Midwest and Mountain Regions. It seeks to invest between $5 million and $15 million and can co-invest up to $40 million. The firm prefers to invest in companies with revenues and enterprise values between $5 million and $100 million and an EBITDA between -$1 million and $10 million. It prefers to take long term position of 20 years in its portfolio companies and also acquires minority ownership stakes between 20 percent and 45 percent. The firm also provides follow-on financing. Capital Southwest Corporation was founded in 1961 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Capital Southwest Corp (NASDAQ:CSWC)Q32019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 05, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Advisors Asset Management Inc. decreased its stake in shares of Capital Southwest Co. (NASDAQ:CSWC) by 5.6% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 82,556 shares of the asset manager’s stock after selling 4,935 shares during the quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Capital Southwest were worth $2,164,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Capital Southwest (NASDAQ: CSWC) and TRIPLEPOINT VEN/COM (NYSE:TPVG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: Energizer Holdings, Inc.(ENR)

Energizer Holdings, Inc. (Energizer), through its operating subsidiaries, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers, marketers and distributors of household batteries, specialty batteries and lighting products.
Energizer is the beneficiary of over 100 years of expertise in the battery and portable lighting products industries. Its brand names, Energizer庐 and Eveready庐, have worldwide recognition for innovation, quality and dependability, and are marketed and sold around the world.
On July 1, 2015, Energizer completed its legal separation from our former parent company, Edgewell Personal Care Company (Edgewell), via a tax free spin-off (the Spin-off or Spin). To effect the separation, Edgewell undertook a series of transactions to separate net assets and legal entities.
To facilitate the Spin-Off, Edgewell distributed 62,193,281 shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. common stock to its shareholders.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Zacks Investment Management decreased its position in Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) by 43.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 14,753 shares of the company’s stock after selling 11,549 shares during the quarter. Zacks Investment Management’s holdings in Energizer were worth $929,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: Autodesk, Inc.(ADSK)

Autodesk, Inc. operates as a design software and services company worldwide. The companys Architecture, Engineering and Construction segment offers Autodesk Building Design Suites to manage various phases of design and construction; Autodesk Revit products that provide model-based design and documentation systems; Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suites; AutoCAD Civil 3D products that offer a surveying, design, analysis, and documentation solution; and AutoCAD Map 3D software, which offers direct access to data needed for infrastructure planning, design, and management. Its Platform Solutions and Emerging Business segment offers AutoCAD software, a computer-aided design application for professional design, drafting, detailing, and visualization; and AutoCAD LT, a professional drafting and detailing software. The companys Manufacturing segment provides Autodesk Product Design Suites for digital prototyping; Autodesk Inventor that allows manufacturers to go beyond 3D design to digital prototyping; AutoCAD Mechanical software to accelerate the mechanical design process; and Autodesk Moldflow family of injection molding simulation software. Its Media and Entertainment segment provides Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3ds Max software products that offer 3D modeling, animation, effects, rendering, and compositing solutions; and Autodesk Flame, Autodesk Smoke, and Autodesk Lustre software applications that offer editing, finishing, and visual effects design and color grading solutions. Autodesk, Inc. also sells consumer products for digital art, personal design and creativity, and home design in various digital storefronts and over the Internet. The company licenses or sells its products to customers in the architecture, engineering, and construction; manufacturing; and digital media, consumer, and entertainment industries directly, as well as through a network of resellers and distributors. Autodesk, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in San Rafael, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    Shares of Autodesk(NASDAQ:ADSK), a design software and services company, jumped 10.7% in February, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the company received some positive notes from analysts. Investors were also likely buying up shares ahead of the company’s fourth-quarter results, which were released at the end of last month.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CIBC Asset Management Inc lifted its holdings in Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) by 1.7% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 29,906 shares of the software company’s stock after buying an additional 498 shares during the period. CIBC Asset Management Inc’s holdings in Autodesk were worth $3,846,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corporation(TYG)

Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp. is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Company’s objective is to seek a high level of total return with an emphasis on current dividends. The Company invests in a portfolio of publicly traded master limited partnerships (MLPs) in the energy infrastructure sector, such as natural gas, propane, shipping and crude or refined proudcts pipeline. Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. serves as the Company’s investment adviser.

Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp. invests at least 90% of its total assets in securities of energy infrastructure companies and invests at least 70% of its total assets in equity securities of MLPs. It invests up to 30% of its total assets in restricted securities. It invests up to 25% of total assets in debt securities of energy infrastructure companies, including securities rated below non-investment grade. The Company invests primarily in equity securities of MLPs, which consist of instruments, such as common units, convertible subordinated units and I-Shares. Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. serves as the Company’s investment adviser.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    UBS Group AG lifted its holdings in shares of Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp. (NYSE:TYG) by 5.5% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 205,851 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 10,728 shares during the period. UBS Group AG owned 0.42% of Tortoise Energy Infrastructure worth $5,142,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: New York Community Bancorp, Inc.(NYCB)

New York Community Bancorp, Inc., incorporated on July 16, 1993, is a multi-bank holding company. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, New York Community Bank (the Community Bank) and New York Commercial Bank (the Commercial Bank) (collectively, the Banks). The Company’s operations are divided into two segments: Banking Operations and Residential Mortgage Banking. The Banking Operations segment serves consumers and businesses by offering and servicing a range of loan and deposit products and other financial services. The Residential Mortgage Banking segment originates, aggregates, sells and services one- to four-family mortgage loans. Mortgage loan products consist of agency-conforming fixed- and adjustable-rate loans and, to a lesser extent, jumbo loans, for the purpose of purchasing or refinancing one- to four-family homes. The Community Bank is a chartered savings bank with approximately 230 branches that operates through over seven local divisions. The Community Bank is a producer of multi-family loans in New York City. The Commercial Bank is a chartered commercial bank with approximately 30 branches in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Westchester County and Long Island, including approximately 20 that operate under the name, Atlantic Bank. The Commercial Bank offers around the clock banking online, mobile banking and banking by phone. The Company also serves its customers through approximately three connected Websites: www.myNYCB.com, www.NewYorkCommercialBank.com and www.NYCBfamily.com.

Lending Activities

The Company’s principal asset is multi-family loans. Its loan portfolio consists of over three components: covered loans, non-covered loans held for sale and non-covered loans held for investment. The Company originates commercial real estate loans, most of which are collateralized by income-producing properties, such as office buildings, retail centers, mixed-use buildings and multi-tenanted light industrial properties that are located in New York City and on Lo! ng Island. The Company also originates acquisition, development, and construction (ADC) loans, and commercial and industrial (C&I) loans for investment. ADC loans are originated for multi-family and residential tract projects in New York City and on Long Island. C&I loans consist of asset-based loans, equipment loans and leases, and dealer floor-plan loans. C&I loans are made to small and mid-size businesses in Metro New York. Other C&I loans are made for working capital, business expansion, and the purchase of machinery and equipment. The Community Bank’s mortgage banking operation originates, aggregates and services one- to four-family loans. The Company’s total net loans are approximately $38.2 billion.

Investment Activities

The Company’s portfolio of securities available for sale consists of mortgage-related securities and other securities. Its mortgage-related securities include government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) certificates. Its other securities include municipal bonds, capital trust notes, preferred stock, and mutual funds and common stock, which consist of mutual funds. The Company’s total securities available for sale are approximately $204.26 million. The Company’s portfolio of securities held to maturity consists of mortgage-related securities, which include GSE certificates and GSE collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs), and other securities, which include GSE debentures, corporate bond, municipal bonds and capital trust notes. The Company’s total securities held to maturity sale are approximately $6.1 billion.

Source of Funds

The Company’s funding sources for the payment of dividends, share repurchases and other corporate uses are dividends paid to the Company by the Banks; capital raised through the issuance of stock; funding raised through the issuance of debt instruments, and repayments of, and income from, investment securities. It offers various types of deposits, which include negotiable order of withdrawal (NOW) and money ma! rket acco! unts, savings accounts, certificates of deposit and non-interest-bearing accounts. The Company’s total deposits are approximately $28.4 billion. The Company’s borrowed funds include Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) advances, repurchase agreements, federal funds purchased and junior subordinated debentures.

Subsidiary Activities

The Community Bank has approximately 20 direct subsidiaries. Its direct subsidiaries include DHB Real Estate, LLC, Mt. Sinai Ventures, LLC, NYCB Mortgage Company, LLC, Realty Funding Company, LLC, NYCB Specialty Finance Company, LLC, Eagle Rock Investment Corp., Pacific Urban Renewal, Inc., Synergy Capital Investments, Inc., BSR 1400 Corp., Bellingham Corp., Blizzard Realty Corp., CFS Investments, Inc., Main Omni Realty Corp., NYB Realty Holding Company, LLC, O.B. Ventures, LLC, RCBK Mortgage Corp., RCSB Corporation, RSB Agency, Inc., Richmond Enterprises, Inc. and Roslyn National Mortgage Corporation. The Commercial Bank has approximately two direct subsidiaries, which are Beta Investments, Inc. and Gramercy Leasing Services, Inc. The Company also owns special business trusts that are formed for the purpose of issuing capital and common securities and investing the proceeds thereof in the junior subordinated debentures issued by it. It also has a non-banking subsidiary.

The Company competes with Astoria Financial Corporation.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:NYCB) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the sixteen research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $12.25.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: Intuitive Surgical Inc.(ISRG)

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets da Vinci surgical systems for various surgical procedures, including urologic, gynecologic, cardiothoracic, general, and head and neck surgeries. Its da Vinci surgical system consists of a surgeon?s console or consoles, a patient-side cart, a 3-D vision system, and proprietary ?wristed? instruments. The company?s da Vinci surgical system translates the surgeon?s natural hand movements on instrument controls at the console into corresponding micro-movements of instruments positioned inside the patient through small puncture incisions, or ports. It also manufactures a range of EndoWrist instruments, which incorporate wrist joints for natural dexterity for various surgical procedures. Its EndoWrist instruments consist of forceps, scissors, electrocautery, scalpels, and other surgical tools. In addition, it sells various vision and accessory products for use in conjunction with the da Vinci Surgical System as surgical procedures are performed. The company?s accessory products include sterile drapes used to ensure a sterile field during surgery; vision products, such as replacement 3-D stereo endoscopes, camera heads, light guides, and other items. It markets its products through sales representatives in the United States, and through sales representatives and distributors in international markets. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    For this episode, it’s time to check in on not one but two such samplers. First, it’s been one year since he offered up “Five Stocks I Own That You Should Too.” Those were Activision Blizzard(NASDAQ:ATVI), Alphabet(NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG),Intuitive Surgical(NASDAQ:ISRG), Match Group(NASDAQ:MTCH), and Zillow(NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG), and he’ll review their progress with senior analystJim Mueller.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Intuitive Surgical (ISRG)

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  • [By Keith Speights]

    Two of my favorite medical-device stocks are Align Technology (NASDAQ:ALGN) and Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG). However, I’ve liked Intuitive a lot more after Align’s share price plunged in the fourth quarter of 2018.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) is best known for its da Vinci robotic surgical system. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) might be most famous for its consumer healthcare products. But there’s a lot more to picking between these two stocks than just comparing robots and Band-Aids.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: Mercantile Bank Corporation(MBWM)

Mercantile Bank Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Mercantile Bank of Michigan that provides commercial banking services for small-to medium-sized businesses and individuals in the United States. It accepts various deposit products, including checking, savings, and term certificate accounts; time deposits; and certificates of deposit, as well as repurchase agreements. The company also offers commercial and industrial loans; vacant land, land development, and residential construction loans; owner occupied real estate, non-owner occupied real estate, and multi-family and residential rental property loans; single-family residential real estate loans; home equity line of credit programs; and consumer loans, such as loans for new and used automobiles, boats, credit cards, and overdraft protection. In addition, it provides courier services and safe deposit facilities; insurance products, such as private passenger automobile, homeowners, personal inland marine, boat owners, recreational vehicle, dwelling fire, umbrella policies, small business, and life insurance products. The company operates 48 banking offices in Western and Central Michigan; and 48 automated teller machines. Mercantile Bank Corporation was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mercantile Bank (NASDAQ:MBWM) will issue its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Tuesday, October 16th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.61 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Mercantile Bank (NASDAQ:MBWM) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallJul. 17, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Royal Bank of Canada raised its position in Mercantile Bank Corp. (NASDAQ:MBWM) by 9.6% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 220,880 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 19,273 shares during the period. Royal Bank of Canada’s holdings in Mercantile Bank were worth $7,344,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Mercantile Bank (MBWM)

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: Sierra Bancorp(BSRR)

Sierra Bancorp, incorporated on November 16, 2000, is a bank holding company for Bank of the Sierra (the Bank). The Bank is a state-chartered bank, which offers a range of retail and commercial banking services. The Bank’s products and services are related to the business of lending money and accepting deposits. The Bank operates approximately 30 branch offices, an online branch, a real estate industries group, an agricultural credit division, a Small Business Administration (SBA) lending unit and a loan production office. Its customers have access to electronic point-of-sale payment alternatives around the country through the Pulse Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) network. Its Internet branch provides the ability to open deposit accounts online; an online banking option with bill-pay and mobile banking capabilities, including mobile check deposit; a customer service center that is accessible by toll-free telephone during business hours, and an automated telephone banking system. It offers a range of other banking products and services to complement and support its lending and deposit products, including remote deposit capture and automated payroll services for business customers. The Company’s other direct subsidiaries are Sierra Statutory Trust II and Sierra Capital Trust III, which are engaged in facilitating the issuance of capital trust pass-through securities.

Lending Activities

The Bank’s lending activities include real estate, commercial (including small business), agricultural and consumer loans. The bulk of its real estate loans are secured by commercial, professional office properties and agricultural properties, which are owner occupied. The Bank also offers a range of construction loans for residential and commercial development, permanent mortgage loans, land acquisition and development loans, and multifamily credit facilities. Secondary market services for residential mortgage loans are provided through the Bank’s affiliations with Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and ce! rtain non-governmental institutions. The Bank’s total net loans are approximately $1,124.6 million.

Investment Activities

The Bank’s investments consist of debt and marketable equity securities (together, the investment portfolio), investments in the time deposits of other banks, surplus interest-earning balances in its Federal Reserve Bank account and overnight fed funds sold. The Bank’s securities are all marketable and are classified as available for sale, which include the United States Government agencies, mortgage-backed securities, state and political subdivisions, and equity securities. The Bank’s aggregate investments are approximately $510 million.

Sources of Funds

The Bank offers a range of deposit products for individuals and businesses, including checking accounts, savings accounts, money market demand accounts, time deposits, retirement accounts and sweep accounts. The Bank’s non-maturity deposits include demand deposit accounts and negotiable order of withdrawal (NOW) accounts. The Bank has approximately 101,200 deposit accounts totaling over $1,465 billion. The Bank’s non-deposit borrowings include fed funds purchased from correspondent banks, borrowings from the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB), advances from the Federal Reserve Bank, securities sold under agreement to repurchase and junior subordinated debentures. The Bank uses short-term FHLB advances and fed funds purchased on uncommitted lines to support liquidity needs created by seasonal deposit flows and for other short-term purposes.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Hot Canadian Stocks To Invest In 2019

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. reached a tentative pact with a crucial union, ending a strike that began late Tuesday and avoiding a snarl of freight traffic that threatened to hobble the economy.

Operations will resume Thursday at 6 a.m. local time across Canada, the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference said in an emailed statement. The agreement covers about 3,000 conductors and locomotive engineers, the union said. Canadian Pacific confirmed the deal.

The accord at Canada’s No. 2 railroad defused the risk of worsening freight congestion in an economy already buffeted by logjams at larger rival Canadian National Railway Co. Teck Resources Ltd., Canada’s biggest diversified miner, and potash producer K+S AG are among the customers of Canadian Pacific, which also carries much of the country’s grain.

“This four-year agreement will create a more stable operating environment for Canadian Pacific, allowing all the parties involved to concentrate on moving freight,” Edward Jones analyst Dan Sherman said in a note to clients. “The quick agreement is particularly positive for Canadian Pacific at this time because it allows CP to participate fully in the current freight upswing.”

Hot Canadian Stocks To Invest In 2019: Marten Transport, Ltd.(MRTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Marten Transport, Ltd (MRTN) Chairman Randolph L. Marten Sells 9,997 Shares” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this news story on another website, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of United States and international trademark & copyright law. The original version of this news story can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4147970/marten-transport-ltd-mrtn-chairman-randolph-l-marten-sells-9997-shares.html.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Strs Ohio lifted its holdings in shares of Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN) by 9.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 35,800 shares of the transportation company’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,200 shares during the quarter. Strs Ohio’s holdings in Marten Transport were worth $839,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    New York State Common Retirement Fund grew its stake in shares of Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN) by 9.3% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 117,968 shares of the transportation company’s stock after acquiring an additional 10,000 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund’s holdings in Marten Transport were worth $2,690,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Hot Canadian Stocks To Invest In 2019: Mercantile Bank Corporation(MBWM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mercantile Bank (NASDAQ:MBWM) will issue its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Tuesday, October 16th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.61 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Mercantile Bank Co. (NASDAQ:MBWM) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $36.33.

Hot Canadian Stocks To Invest In 2019: MEDIFAST INC(MED)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    MediBloc [MED] (CURRENCY:MED) traded down 11.7% against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on September 2nd. One MediBloc [MED] token can now be bought for approximately $0.0066 or 0.00000100 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Coinrail, Bibox and Gate.io. During the last week, MediBloc [MED] has traded down 27.6% against the U.S. dollar. MediBloc [MED] has a total market cap of $19.63 million and approximately $281,103.00 worth of MediBloc [MED] was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    MediBloc [QRC20] (MED) is a proof-of-work (PoW) token that uses the HybridScryptHash256 hashing algorithm. It was first traded on January 3rd, 2014. MediBloc [QRC20]’s total supply is 4,097,545,844 tokens and its circulating supply is 2,966,384,100 tokens. The official website for MediBloc [QRC20] is medibloc.org/en. MediBloc [QRC20]’s official Twitter account is @MEDDevTeam. The Reddit community for MediBloc [QRC20] is /r/MediBloc and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. MediBloc [QRC20]’s official message board is medium.com/@MediBloc.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    MediBloc (CURRENCY:MED) traded 3.9% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on June 13th. One MediBloc token can now be purchased for $0.0083 or 0.00000131 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Coinrail, Gate.io and Bibox. During the last seven days, MediBloc has traded 36.5% lower against the U.S. dollar. MediBloc has a total market cap of $24.58 million and $216,935.00 worth of MediBloc was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    MediBloc [QRC] (MED) is a proof-of-work (PoW) token that uses the HybridScryptHash256 hashing algorithm. Its genesis date was January 3rd, 2014. MediBloc [QRC]’s total supply is 4,097,545,844 tokens and its circulating supply is 2,966,384,100 tokens. The official website for MediBloc [QRC] is medibloc.org/en. MediBloc [QRC]’s official Twitter account is @MEDDevTeam. The Reddit community for MediBloc [QRC] is /r/MediBloc and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. The official message board for MediBloc [QRC] is medium.com/@MediBloc.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc is scheduled to preview its Vega GPUs today at GDC. Vega GPUs are expected to be another tailwind for AMD stock.
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For the past one year, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) stock has been one of the best performing stocks on the NASDAQ. AMD stock has gained by a massive 600% in the last one year. The stock is up 38% this year. While hype and speculation have played a part in this rally (as they do in any stock rallies), improving fundamentals were the major force behind the rally. Last year, AMD stock was trading at a PS of 0.3, as the risk of bankruptcy loomed large. But, with the risk of collapse taking a backseat, AMD’s valuation has improved, propelling its stock price higher.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Valspar Corporation (VAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Valorbit (CURRENCY:VAL) traded 0% higher against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 11:00 AM Eastern on June 9th. One Valorbit coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.0001 or 0.00000001 BTC on exchanges. Valorbit has a market cap of $537,598.00 and $0.00 worth of Valorbit was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last seven days, Valorbit has traded up 5.8% against the dollar.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of ValiRx Plc (LON:VAL) rose 5.6% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as GBX 1.90 ($0.02) and last traded at GBX 1.90 ($0.02). Approximately 587,748 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 85% from the average daily volume of 3,820,000 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 1.80 ($0.02).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Valorbit (CURRENCY:VAL) traded up 0% against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 0:00 AM E.T. on June 18th. One Valorbit coin can now be bought for approximately $0.0001 or 0.00000001 BTC on popular exchanges. Valorbit has a total market capitalization of $537,598.00 and $0.00 worth of Valorbit was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last week, Valorbit has traded 5.8% higher against the U.S. dollar.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Tortoise MLP Fund, Inc.(NTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Northgate plc (LON:NTG) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the six brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 523.25 ($6.67).

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Coherent, Inc.(COHR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Earnest Partners LLC lifted its stake in shares of Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) by 2.2% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 453,873 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after buying an additional 9,868 shares during the quarter. Earnest Partners LLC’s holdings in Coherent were worth $85,056,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Coherent (NASDAQ: COHR) and Integra Lifesciences (NASDAQ:IART) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

  • [By ]

    Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) is one of the oldest companies in the laser technology space based in California, US. The company employs around 5,218 employees and has grown rapidly in terms of revenues as well as profits over the past few years. A recent sell-off as a result of forex risks and a negative market sentiment with respect to lasers has brought the stock price down to reasonable valuations. However, analysts continue to remain bullish on the stock with target prices showing a minimum appreciation of 40% over the current market price.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Benchmark restated their buy rating on shares of Coherent (NASDAQ:COHR) in a research note published on Thursday morning. The firm currently has a $216.00 price objective on the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Mercantile Bank Corporation(MBWM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Capstar Financial (NASDAQ: CSTR) and Mercantile Bank (NASDAQ:MBWM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Mercantile Bank Co. (NASDAQ:MBWM) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $36.33.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mercantile Bank (NASDAQ:MBWM) will issue its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Tuesday, October 16th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.61 per share for the quarter.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc.(CYCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Investment analysts at Roth Capital assumed coverage on shares of Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CYCC) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, The Fly reports. The firm set a “buy” rating and a $8.00 price target on the biotechnology company’s stock. Roth Capital’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 459.44% from the company’s current price.

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&l;span style=&q;font-weight: 400;&q;&g;Trust is a fragile thing. Break it even once, and people will never forget.&l;/span&g;

&l;span style=&q;font-weight: 400;&q;&g;In the food industry, trust is dwindling.&l;/span&g;

&l;span style=&q;font-weight: 400;&q;&g;Just look to Chipotle. After a major&l;/span&g;&l;a href=&q;https://www.cnn.com/2015/11/01/health/chipotle-closings-e-coli-scare/index.html&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g; &l;span style=&q;font-weight: 400;&q;&g;E. coli breakout&l;/span&g;&l;/a&g;&l;span style=&q;font-weight: 400;&q;&g; in late 2015, the company&a;rsquo;s profits dropped &l;/span&g;&l;a href=&q;https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/03/business/chipotle-food-safety-illness-investigation-earnings.html&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;&l;span style=&q;font-weight: 400;&q;&g;44%&l;/span&g;&l;/a&g;&l;span style=&q;font-weight: 400;&q;&g; compared with the same quarter the previous year. It has since given out &l;/span&g;&l;a href=&q;http://fortune.com/2016/03/16/chipotle-burritos-giveaway/&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;&l;span style=&q;font-weight: 400;&q;&g;millions of coupons&l;/span&g;&l;/a&g;&l;span style=&q;font-weight: 400;&q;&g; to lure customers back with free food, but the company still hasn&a;rsquo;t fully restored &l;/span&g;&l;a href=&q;http://time.com/money/4938420/people-are-still-avoiding-chipotle-heres-why/&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;&l;span style=&q;font-weight: 400;&q;&g;customer trust&l;/span&g;&l;/a&g;&l;span style=&q;font-weight: 400;&q;&g;.&l;/span&g;

Best Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Aphria Inc. (APHQF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Here are some of the top marijuana stocks in U.S. exchanges and how the performed this week:

    22nd Century Group Inc (NYSE: XXII): down 2 percent
    Aphria Inc (OTC: APHQF): down 7 percent
    Aurora Cannabis Inc (OTC: ACBFF): down 1.3 percent
    Cannabis Sativa Inc (OTC: CBDS): up 2 percent
    CannTrust Holdings Inc (OTC: CNTTF): down 0.25 percent
    Canopy Growth Corp (OTC: TWMJF): up 0.5 percent
    Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON): up 3.2 percent
    GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- ADR (NASDAQ: GWPH): up 7 percent
    Hiku Brands Company Ltd(OTC: DJACF): down 12 percent
    India Globalization Capital, Inc. (NYSE: IGC): up 3 percent
    MassRoots Inc (OTC: MSRT): down 1.9 percent
    MedReleaf Corp(OTC: MEDFF): up 0.75 percent
    Scotts Miracle-Gro Co (NYSE: SMG): down 0.5 percent
    THC Biomed Intl Ltd (OTC: THCBF): down 7 percent
    Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ZYNE): up 2.1 percent
    In The News

    Public relations and investor relations firm KCSA Strategic Communications acquired cannabis-focused PR firm Salar Media Group. Salar Media Group’s founder and CEO Cynthia Salarizadeh will join KCSA as a managing partner and said, “As the cannabis industry continues to evolve, we continue to see every aspect of it mature. In order to bring federal legalization into the end zone, it will require strategic communications and a lot of investment.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    The next-largest cannabis producer is Aphria (NASDAQOTH:APHQF), which is expected to deliver 230,000 kilograms of fully funded capacity, per company estimates. Aphria One is a four-phase, more than $100 million project that should yield 100,000 kilograms of annual production. Meanwhile, Aphria Diamond is a partnered project with Double Diamond Farms capable of yielding 120,000 kilograms a year. The remainder is expected to come from Aphria’s acquisition of Broken Coast Cannabis.

  • [By ]

    There are several other fairly prominent medical marijuana in Canada as well you may wish to look into, like Med ReLeaf (MEDFF) and Aphria (APHQF) .

  • [By ]

    Along with its major peers Canopy Growth (OTCPK:TWMJF) and Aphria (OTCQB:APHQF), it’s been underperforming so far in 2018, although that is probably going to change as legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada approaches. Whether or not that holds in the short term will be determined by supply and demand factors.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Mercantile Bank Corporation(MBWM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Mercantile Bank Co. (NASDAQ:MBWM) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $36.33.

Best Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Horizon Technology Finance Corporation(HRZN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Compass Horizon Funding Co. (NASDAQ:HRZN) Director Elaine A. Sarsynski acquired 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 7th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $10.00 per share, for a total transaction of $30,000.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 5,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $50,000. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.