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Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2021

Shares of Protalix Biotherapeutics Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:PLX) saw strong trading volume on Wednesday . 3,171,206 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 375% from the previous session’s volume of 667,423 shares.The stock last traded at $0.62 and had previously closed at $0.52.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the company. HC Wainwright set a $4.00 price target on Protalix Biotherapeutics and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 13th. Zacks Investment Research raised Protalix Biotherapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $0.50 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, July 31st.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2021: Northrop Grumman Corporation(NOC)

Northrop Grumman Corporation (herein referred to as “Northrop Grumman,” the “company,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) is a leading global security company. We offer a broad portfolio of capabilities and technologies that enable us to deliver innovative products, systems and solutions for applications that range from undersea to outer space and into cyberspace. We provide products, systems and solutions in unmanned systems; cyber; command, control, communications and computers (C4), intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR); strike aircraft; and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. We participate in many high-priority defense and government programs in the United States (U.S.) and abroad. We conduct most of our business with the U.S. Government, principally the Department of Defense (DoD) and intelligence community. We also conduct business with foreign, state and local governments and commercial customers.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By William Patalon III]

    It goes deeper than that, in fact: I can’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t absolutely nuts about airplanes, aeronautics, and the adventures aviation has spawned throughout history. It was a passion I inherited from my late dad, a physicist by education and an engineer by experience. He started his long and honorable career with Hamilton Standard and Pratt & Whitney up in Connecticut – and ended that career with Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC).

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Shares of Kratos are up 322% over the past three years and 15.9% so far in 2019 alone, easily beating an index of defense shares. The shares also expensive, trading at 2.8 times sales compared to Lockheed Martin’s 1.6x multiple andNorthop Grumman’s (NYSE:NOC) 1.59x.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2021: Old Second Bancorp Inc.(OSBC)

Old Second Bancorp, Inc. operates as a bank holding company for Old Second National Bank that provides commercial and retail banking services. It offers various consumer and commercial products and services, including demand, NOW, money market, savings, time deposit, individual retirement, and Keogh deposit accounts. The company also provides business loans comprising lines of credit for working capital and operational purposes; term loans for the acquisition of equipment; commercial and residential real estate loans; construction loans; and consumer loans, such as motor vehicle, home improvement, home equity, signature loans, and small personal credit lines. In addition, the company offers installment lending services comprising direct and indirect loans to consumers and commercial customers; and residential mortgages, which include conventional, government, and jumbo loans, as well as provides a range of trust, investment, agency, and custodial services for individual, c orporate, and not-for-profit clients. Further, it offers wealth management services; and additional services, such as the acquisition of the United States treasury notes and bonds, the sale of traveler?s checks, money orders, cashier?s checks and foreign currency, direct deposit, discount brokerage, debit and credit cards, and other special services. Additionally, the company provides electronic banking services that comprise Internet banking; and corporate cash management products consisting of remote deposit capture, investment sweep accounts, zero balance accounts, automated tax payments, ATM access, telephone banking, lockbox, automated clearing house transactions, account reconciliation, controlled disbursement, detail and general information reporting, wire transfers, vault services for currency and coin, and checking accounts. As of December 31, 2010, it operated 27 branches and 1 satellite facility in Illinois. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered i n Aurora, Illinois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2021: BanColombia S.A.(CIB)

Bancolombia S.A. provides various banking products and services to individual, corporate, and government customers. The company operates through ten segments: Banking Colombia, Banking El Salvador, Leasing, Trust, Investment Banking, Brokerage, Banking Panama, Insurance, Off Shore, and All Other. It offers checking and savings accounts, fixed term deposits, and investment products; trade financing, loans funded by domestic development banks, working capital loans, credit cards, personal and vehicle loans, payroll loans, overdrafts, and financing for industrial projects; mortgage banking and factoring services; and financial and operating leasing services. The company also provides capital market products, such as futures, forwards, options, and swaps; and brokerage, investment advisory, and private banking services, including selling and distributing equities, futures, foreign currencies, fixed income securities, mutual funds, and structured products. In addition, it offers asset management products, such as mutual funds, private equity funds, and privately managed investment accounts; cash management services; foreign currency transaction services; and bancassurance and insurance services. Further, the company provides investment banking services, such as financial advisory, underwriting services, capital market services, and private equity management services; and trust services, such as money market accounts, mutual and pension funds, private equity funds, payment trust, custody services, and corporate trust. Additionally, it offers loan management, transportation, and real estate brokerage services; and is involved in outsourcing activities. As of December 31, 2015, it had 1,274 branches. The company also operates 5,080 automatic teller machines. Bancolombia S.A. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Medell铆n, Colombia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Employees Retirement System of Texas bought a new position in Bancolombia SA (NYSE:CIB) in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm bought 62,000 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $2,362,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bancolombia SA (NYSE:CIB) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and seven have given a hold recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $43.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bancolombia (NYSE:CIB) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2021: CVR Energy Inc.(CVI)

CVR Energy, Inc. (CVR Energy), incorporated on September 25, 2006, is a holding company. The Company engages in the petroleum refining and nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing through its holdings in CVR Refining LP (CVR Refining or the Refining Partnership) and CVR Partners LP (CVR Partners or the Nitrogen Fertilizer Partnership). It operates under two business segments: petroleum (the petroleum and related businesses operated by the Refining Partnership) and nitrogen fertilizer (the nitrogen fertilizer business operated by the Nitrogen Fertilizer Partnership). The Company’s Refining Partnership is an independent petroleum refiner and marketer of transportation fuels. Its Nitrogen Fertilizer Partnership produces and markets nitrogen fertilizers in the form of urea and ammonium nitrate (UAN) and ammonia. The petroleum business consists of a coking medium-sour crude oil refinery in Coffeyville, Kansas and a crude oil refinery in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. The nitrogen fertilizer business consists of UAN and ammonia products.

Petroleum Business

The petroleum business, operated by the Refining Partnership, includes a complex full coking medium-sour crude oil refinery with a rated capacity of over 115,000 barrels per calendar day (bpcd) and a complex crude oil refinery with a rated capacity of approximately 70,000 bpcd capable of processing over 20,000 bpcd of light sour crude oil (within its rated capacity of over 70,000 bpcd). The combined crude capacity represents approximately 22% of the region’s refining capacity. Its Coffeyville refinery’s product yield include gasoline (46%), diesel fuel (primarily ultra-low sulfur diesel) (43%), and pet coke and other refined products such as natural gas liquids (NGL) (propane and butane), slurry, sulfur and gas oil (11%). The Wynnewood refinery’s product yield included gasoline (52%), diesel fuel (primarily ultra-low sulfur diesel) (36%), asphalt (5%), jet fuel (4%) and other products (3%).

The Company owns and operates a crude oil g! athering system serving Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Missouri, Colorado and Texas. The system has field offices in Bartlesville and Pauls Valley, Oklahoma and Plainville, Winfield and Iola, Kansas. The petroleum business owns a pipeline system capable of transporting approximately 170,000 bpd of crude oil from its Broome Station facility located near Caney, Kansas to its Coffeyville refinery. Crude oils sourced outside of the gathering system are delivered by common carrier pipelines into various terminals in Cushing, Oklahoma, where they are blended and then delivered to the Broome Station tank farm via a pipeline owned by Plains Pipeline L.P. (Plains). The petroleum business also has a rack marketing division supplying product through tanker trucks directly to customers located in close geographic proximity to Coffeyville, Kansas and Wynnewood, Oklahoma and to customers at throughput terminals on Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (Magellan) and NuStar Energy, LP’s (NuStar) refined products distribution systems. The Coffeyville refinery has the capability to process blends of various crude oil ranging from heavy sour to light sweet crude oil. The Wynnewood refinery has the capability to process blends of various crude oil ranging from medium sour to light sweet crude oil, although isobutane, gasoline components, and normal butane are also typically used.

The Company competes with Phillips 66, HollyFrontier, CHS, Valero and Flint Hills Resources.

Nitrogen Fertilizer Business

The nitrogen fertilizer business, operated by the Nitrogen Fertilizer Partnership, is a nitrogen fertilizer plant in North America that utilizes a pet coke gasification process to produce nitrogen fertilizer products, which are used primarily by farmers to manage the yield and quality of their crops. The nitrogen fertilizer facility includes a 1,300 ton-per-day ammonia unit, a 3,000 ton-per-day UAN unit and a gasifier complex having a capacity of approximately 90 million standard cubic feet per ! day of hy! drogen. The nitrogen fertilizer business’ principal products are UAN and ammonia. These products are manufactured at its facility in Coffeyville, Kansas. The nitrogen fertilizer business’ product sales are heavily weighted toward UAN and all of its products are sold on a wholesale basis. The nitrogen fertilizer business owns all of the truck and rail loading equipment at the nitrogen fertilizer facility. The nitrogen fertilizer business also utilizes over two separate UAN storage tanks, and related truck and railcar load-out facilities. Each of these facilities, located in Phillipsburg and Dartmouth, Kansas, has a UAN storage tank that has a capacity of over two million gallons, or approximately 10,000 tons. The Phillipsburg property that the terminal was constructed on is owned by a subsidiary of CVR Refining, which operates the terminal. The Dartmouth terminal is located on leased property owned by the Pawnee County Cooperative Association, which operates the terminal. The purpose of the UAN terminals is to collectively distribute approximately 40,000 tons of UAN fertilizer annually. The nitrogen fertilizer business sells UAN products to retailers and distributors. In addition, it sells ammonia to agricultural and industrial customers.

The Company competes with Agrium, Inc., Koch Nitrogen Company, LLC, Saskatchewan, Inc., CF Industries Holdings, Inc. and Terra Nitrogen Company, LP.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

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Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2021: Optibase Ltd.(OBAS)

Optibase Ltd. operates in the fixed-income real estate sector. The company purchases and operates real estate properties primarily for commercial, industrial, office space, parking garage, and warehouse use, as well as for residential purposes. It holds properties in R眉mlang and Geneva, Switzerland; and Miami, Florida. The company was formerly known as Optibase Advanced Systems (1990) Ltd. and changed its name to Optibase Ltd. in November 1993. Optibase Ltd. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Herzliya, Israel.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News headlines about Optibase (NASDAQ:OBAS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Optibase earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.6853785900783 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2021: Chemical Financial Corporation(CHFC)

Chemical Financial Corporation (Corporation), headquartered in Midland, Michigan, is a financial holding company registered under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 and incorporated in the State of Michigan. At December 31, 2015, the Corporation’s consolidated total assets, loans, deposits and shareholders’ equity were $9.19 billion, $7.27 billion, $7.46 billion and $1.02 billion, respectively, and the Corporation employed approximately 2,100 full-time equivalent employees. For more information about the Corporation’s financial condition and results of operations, see the consolidated financial statements and related notes included in Part II, Item 8 of this report. The Corporation was incorporated in August 1973. On June 30, 1974, the Corporation acquired Chemical Bank and Trust Company (CBT) pursuant to a reorganization in which the former shareholders of CBT became shareholders of the Corporation. CBT’s name was changed to Chemical Bank on December 31, 2005.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Chemical Financial (NASDAQ:CHFC) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Dupont Capital Management Corp purchased a new stake in Chemical Financial Co. (NASDAQ:CHFC) in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 7,013 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $257,000.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2021: John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Global Shareholder Yield Fund(HTY)

John Hancock Tax-Advantaged Global Shareholder Yield Fund (the Fund) is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Funds investment objective is to provide a high level of total return consisting of a high level of current income and gains and long term capital appreciation. The Fund will seek to achieve favorable after-tax returns for its shareholders by seeking to minimize the federal income tax consequences on income and gains generated by the Fund. Under normal market condition, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its total assets in a diversified portfolio of dividend-paying stocks of issuers located around the world. The Fund also intends to write call options on a variety of both U.S. and non-U.S. broad-based indices. It invests in sectors, such as utilities, telecommunication services, consumer staples, financials, industrials, energy, healthcare, information technology, consumer discretionary and materials. The Funds investment advisor is John Hancock Advisers, LLC, a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation. Its sub-advisors are Epoch Investment Partners, Inc. and Analytic Investors, LLC.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    John Hancock Tax-Advntgd Glbl SH Yld Fd (NYSE:HTY) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 23rd, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 14th will be paid a dividend of 0.16 per share on Friday, September 28th. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.68%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 13th.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2021: UTStarcom Holdings Corp(UTSI)

UTStarcom, Inc. was originally incorporated in 1991 as a Delaware corporation. In April 2011, we were incorporated as UTStarcom Holdings Corp. as an exempted company under the laws of the Cayman Islands. On June 24, 2011, we effected the Merger to reorganize the corporate structure of UTStarcom, Inc., and its subsidiaries. The Merger resulted in the shares of common stock of UTStarcom, Inc. being converted into the right to receive an equal number of ordinary shares in our capital, which were issued by us in connection with the Merger. Following the Merger, UTStarcom, Inc. became our wholly-owned subsidiary and we became the parent company of UTStarcom, Inc. and its subsidiaries. The transaction was accounted for as a legal re-organization of entities under common control. See “Item 4. Information on the Company–C. Organizational Structure” for a listing of our subsidiaries.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Iteris (NASDAQ: ITI) and UTStarcom (NASDAQ:UTSI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ADVA Optical Networking (OTCMKTS: ADVOF) and UTStarcom (NASDAQ:UTSI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and risk.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2021: China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd.(CHL)

We provide a full range of mobile services in all 31 provinces, autonomous regions and directly-administered municipalities in Mainland China as well as in Hong Kong. Based on publicly available information, we are the leading provider of mobile services in Mainland China and the largest provider of mobile services in the world as measured by total number of mobile customers as of December 31, 2015. As of March 31, 2016, our total number of mobile customers reached approximately 833.9 million.
The History and Development of the Company
We were incorporated under the laws of Hong Kong on September 3, 1997 as a limited liability company under the name “China Telecom (Hong Kong) Limited”. We changed our name to “China Mobile (Hong Kong) Limited” on June 28, 2000 and then to “China Mobile Limited” on May 29, 2006.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    And China Mobile (NYSE:CHL), the world’s largest telecom, says it’ll launch 5G commercially next year, as it begins to bring its 900 million subscribers to its upgraded network.

  • [By Leo Sun, Maxx Chatsko, and Dan Caplinger]

    Many dividend stocks fell out of favor over the past year as rising interest rates turned bonds into more attractive income investments. Yet there are still plenty of high-yielding stocks that are currently trading at discount valuations. Today, three of our Motley Fool investors will share three stocks that fit the bill — China Mobile (NYSE:CHL), General Motors (NYSE:GM), and WestRock (NYSE:WRK).

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2021: ServiceNow, Inc.(NOW)

ServiceNow is a leading provider of enterprise cloud computing solutions that define, structure, manage and automate services across the global enterprise. Our mission is to help the modern enterprise operate faster and be more scalable by applying a service-oriented lens to the activities, tasks and processes that comprise day-to-day work life. Our solutions, and the custom solutions built by our customers and partners, all of which are delivered through our highly flexible and scalable platform, are empowering enterprises to change the way people work.
In 2004, ServiceNow pioneered the cloud-based delivery of information technology (IT) service management applications that helped enterprises define and structure services and workflows, provide an intuitive user experience and knowledge base, implement service delivery, establish service level agreements and provide analytics.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares ofServiceNow(NYSE:NOW)climbed last month after the cloud-based IT solutions provider delivered another blowout earnings report. According to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, the stock finished January up 24%.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    The company has a current ratio of 1.26, a quick ratio of 1.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64. The stock has a market capitalization of $33.14 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -209.54, a P/E/G ratio of 11.11 and a beta of 1.17.

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    ServiceNow Company Profile (NYSE:NOW)

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW) has been given a $210.00 price objective by investment analysts at Macquarie in a research report issued on Friday. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the information technology services provider’s stock. Macquarie’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 13.85% from the stock’s current price.

Hot Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019

Zee Entertainment Enterprises share price fell more than 2 percent on Friday after global brokerage house Macquarie slashed target price on the stock on rising uncertainty.

While maintaining Outperform call on the stock, the research house slashed target price to Rs 615 from Rs 675 per share as valuations are expected to be lower than peak till it comes out unscathed from digital disruption.

It has lowered its FY20 target multiple also to 31x from 34x to factor in rising uncertainty.

Macquarie said Zee5 is banking on its aggressive originals & movies strategy and marketing intensity will pick starting July as it is launched in Asia-Pacific and Europe. “We expect Zee5 to almost breakeven in the financial year-ending March 2021.”

At 12:22 hours IST, the stock price was quoting at Rs 521.05, down Rs 12.40, or 2.32 percent on the BSE.

Hot Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: Atlantic Coast Federal Corporation(ACFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Atlantic Coast Financial (NASDAQ: ACFC) and People’s United Financial (NASDAQ:PBCT) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and dividends.

Hot Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: Brookline Bancorp Inc.(BRKL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SEC BANCORP INC/SH SH (OTCMKTS:SCYT) and Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ:BRKL) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ:BRKL) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Thursday morning.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKL) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray upped their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Brookline Bancorp in a research report issued on Thursday, May 3rd. Piper Jaffray analyst M. Breese now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $0.28 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.27. Piper Jaffray has a “Hold” rating and a $16.50 price objective on the stock. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Brookline Bancorp’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.29 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.08 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.29 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.30 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.18 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ: BRKL) and People's United Financial (NASDAQ:PBCT) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ:BRKL) was upgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Thursday.

Hot Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: Stewart Information Services Corporation(STC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    StarChain (CURRENCY:STC) traded down 2.8% against the dollar during the one day period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on May 31st. One StarChain token can now be bought for about $0.0729 or 0.00000971 BTC on exchanges. StarChain has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $2.12 million worth of StarChain was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, StarChain has traded down 18.5% against the dollar.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    StarChain (CURRENCY:STC) traded 13% higher against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on June 3rd. StarChain has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $3.20 million worth of StarChain was traded on exchanges in the last day. One StarChain token can currently be purchased for about $0.0814 or 0.00001057 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. In the last seven days, StarChain has traded 1.2% lower against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bailard Inc. reduced its stake in shares of Stewart Information Services Corp (NYSE:STC) by 14.7% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 8,100 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 1,400 shares during the period. Bailard Inc.’s holdings in Stewart Information Services were worth $335,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Argo Group (NASDAQ: AGII) and Stewart Information Services (NYSE:STC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Hot Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: Old Second Bancorp Inc.(OSBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Hot Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: Cathay General Bancorp(CATY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Allianz Asset Management GmbH boosted its stake in Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) by 461.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 28,806 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 23,672 shares during the quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH’s holdings in Cathay General Bancorp were worth $1,152,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Aurora Investment Counsel bought a new position in shares of Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 43,515 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $1,803,000. Aurora Investment Counsel owned 0.05% of Cathay General Bancorp as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies reduced their Q4 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Cathay General Bancorp in a research report issued on Wednesday, July 18th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst M. Clark now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $0.76 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.79. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Cathay General Bancorp’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.89 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.90 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $3.50 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.89 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.89 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $3.65 EPS.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now

Scopus Asset Management L.P. lessened its holdings in Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp (NYSE:VAC) by 54.0% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 265,960 shares of the company’s stock after selling 312,811 shares during the quarter. Scopus Asset Management L.P. owned about 1.00% of Marriott Vacations Worldwide worth $35,426,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Marriott Vacations Worldwide in the fourth quarter worth about $101,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its holdings in Marriott Vacations Worldwide by 56.5% in the fourth quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 1,205 shares of the company’s stock worth $163,000 after purchasing an additional 435 shares during the period. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. grew its holdings in Marriott Vacations Worldwide by 42.0% in the fourth quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 1,231 shares of the company’s stock worth $166,000 after purchasing an additional 364 shares during the period. Element Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in Marriott Vacations Worldwide in the first quarter worth about $228,000. Finally, Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB purchased a new stake in Marriott Vacations Worldwide in the fourth quarter worth about $239,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 72.88% of the company’s stock.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Prudential Public Limited Company(PUK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Prudential (NYSE: PUK) and Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE:RGA) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    Zacks Investment Research Lowers Prudential (PUK) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com) Financial wellness program popularity rises among employers, up 63 percentage points in two years (markets.financialcontent.com) FY2018 EPS Estimates for Prudential (PUK) Reduced by Jefferies Group (americanbankingnews.com) Jefferies Group Weighs in on Prudential’s FY2020 Earnings (PUK) (americanbankingnews.com) ValuEngine Downgrades Prudential (PUK) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of PUK stock traded down $0.02 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $51.56. 141,455 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 198,097. The firm has a market cap of $66.49 billion, a PE ratio of 13.79, a PEG ratio of 1.34 and a beta of 1.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a quick ratio of 0.03 and a current ratio of 0.03. Prudential has a 52-week low of $44.49 and a 52-week high of $55.36.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Prudential Public Limited (NYSE:PUK) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six analysts that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Maiden Hldgs Ltd(MHLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MHLD) dropped 14.5% during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $2.60 and last traded at $2.65. Approximately 2,396,727 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 263% from the average daily volume of 660,901 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.10.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Maiden (NASDAQ: MHLD) and Mercury General (NYSE:MCY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MHLD) by 1.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 7,015,640 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 132,547 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned 0.08% of Maiden worth $45,602,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $10.67 per share on revenue of $2.87 billion.
    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $6.00 billion.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $803.36 million.
    Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: SEP) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $751.57 million.
    IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $923.80 million.
    Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $691.75 million.
    Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $7.41 billion.
    ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.84 per share on revenue of $346.28 million.
    TechnipFMC plc (NYSE: FTI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.33 per share on revenue of $3.13 billion.
    Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.91 per share on revenue of $401.76 million.
    The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE: DNB) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $386.91 million.
    Matrix Service Company (NASDAQ: MTRX) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $285.16 million.
    Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MHLD) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $739.31 million.
    tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $428.25 million.
    Copa Holdings,

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Horace Mann Educators (NYSE: HMN) and Maiden (NASDAQ:MHLD) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Capital Southwest Corporation(CSWC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Capital Southwest Co. (NASDAQ:CSWC) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, June 5th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, June 26th will be paid a dividend of 0.29 per share by the asset manager on Monday, July 2nd. This represents a $1.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.80%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, June 25th. This is a boost from Capital Southwest’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.28.

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania(UVSP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Univest Co. of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Saturday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Univest Co. of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) was upgraded by BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: WSB Holdings Inc.(WSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    In addition to Trump’s concerns about China and trade, the President also stated that he is unsure whether a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will take place as planned. Multiple media outlets this morning are questioning if the event will take place. The summit is tentatively planned for June 12. Banking stocks were on the move after Congress passed new laws designed to reduce regulations for thousands of financial institutions. The new rules will ensure that smaller banks are not facing the same strict rules as the bigger giants. The financial sector has been lobbying to changes to the Dodd-Frank Act since its inception after the 2008-09 financial crisis. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with members of the European Union on Tuesday. The CEO of the social media giant outraged European Parliament members after reportedly dodging questions about user privacy and the firm’s collection of personal data. During the conversation, EU members questioned whether Facebook is a monopoly and pondered if the firm should be broken up due to antitrust concerns.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TGT, LOW, TIF
    Shares of Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) fell nearly 6% after the retail giant fell short of earnings expectations before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share of $1.32. This figure missed Wall Street earnings expectations by six cents. The retail giant blamed poor spring weather for its performance and said that its bottom line has been impacted by the costs of upgrading its physical locations. Lowe’s Companies (NYSE: LOW) stock gained

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Special Opportunities Fund Inc.(SPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Special Opportunities Fund, Inc. (NYSE:SPE) insider Gerald Hellerman bought 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 11th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $14.47 per share, with a total value of $14,470.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 22,793 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $329,814.71. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Spartan Energy (TSE:SPE) insider Albert Jason Stark sold 21,706 shares of Spartan Energy stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$6.48, for a total transaction of C$140,654.88.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Pebblebrook Hotel Trust(PEB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE:PEB) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the thirteen research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $36.19.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Improving business travel demand during the first quarter drove Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE:PEB) to update its outlook earlier this month. Those travel trends turned out to be stronger than even its more optimistic expectations, helping the company to deliver results that were above the updated forecast. Because of that, the company is even more encouraged about what lies ahead in 2018.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    Pebblebrook Hotel (PEB) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $206.07 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Keep Company Secrets Safe With a Strong Publishing Process (cmswire.com) Analysts Anticipate Pebblebrook Hotel (PEB) to Post $0.73 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Pebblebrook Hotel Forecasted to Earn Q2 2018 Earnings of $0.72 Per Share (PEB) (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of brokerages recently issued reports on PEB. Boenning Scattergood restated a “hold” rating on shares of Pebblebrook Hotel in a report on Monday, April 30th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Pebblebrook Hotel from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $40.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Robert W. Baird lifted their target price on Pebblebrook Hotel from $37.00 to $38.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 1st. Finally, ValuEngine cut Pebblebrook Hotel from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Pebblebrook Hotel presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $36.61.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Old Second Bancorp Inc.(OSBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Safety Insurance Group Inc.(SAFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Safety Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SAFT) and Global Indemnity (NASDAQ:GBLI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Arizona State Retirement System reduced its stake in shares of Safety Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFT) by 7.3% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 22,220 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 1,760 shares during the period. Arizona State Retirement System’s holdings in Safety Insurance Group were worth $1,898,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    Safety Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SAFT) reported that winter weather activity and an accounting change were drags on its first-quarter results, though a lower tax rate was a net positive to the Massachusetts-based insurance company. 

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Diamond Hill Investment Group Inc.(DHIL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MAN Grp PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS: MNGPY) and Diamond Hill Investment Group (NASDAQ:DHIL) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks For 2019

What happened 

Shares of natural gas fuel supplier Clean Energy Fuels Corp (NASDAQ:CLNE) jumped as much as 12% in trading Tuesday as oil prices continued to help push the stock higher. At 3:30 p.m. EDT shares were near their high for the day, trading 11.6% higher. 

So what

The ups and downs of crude oil trading can often drive Clean Energy Fuels’ stock and that appears to be what’s happening today. Midday, oil prices spiked on news that the Trump Administration would ban all oil imports from Iran by Nov. 4, 2018. WTI Crude Oil is trading 3.5% higher at $70.45 per barrel and Brent Crude is currently up 2.2% to $76.34 per barrel.

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Since Clean Energy Fuels’ natural gas products are a direct competitor to diesel, which comes from crude oil, when oil prices rise it makes natural gas more competitive. For today, investors are speculating that rising oil prices will eventually help the company’s financials. 

Hot Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Old Second Bancorp Inc.(OSBC)

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Hot Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation(AGTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News headlines about Applied Genetic Technologies (NASDAQ:AGTC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Applied Genetic Technologies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.4149815454551 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News articles about Applied Genetic Technologies (NASDAQ:AGTC) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Applied Genetic Technologies earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 45.8761095143233 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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    1. Applied Genetic Technologies (Nasdaq: AGTC)
    Over the last week, this stock just exploded higher with massive upside momentum. Hitting resistance at $7.00 per share, my play on this one is to enter longs on a break out above $7.00 per share.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Intercontinental Exchange Inc.(ICE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Intercontinental Exchange Inc (NYSE:ICE) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the sixteen brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $78.31.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    OTC Markets Group (OTCMKTS:OTCM) and Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Keybank National Association OH reduced its holdings in shares of Intercontinental Exchange Inc (NYSE:ICE) by 1.7% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 474,938 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 8,152 shares during the period. Keybank National Association OH’s holdings in Intercontinental Exchange were worth $34,932,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (NYSE: ICE) announced plans Tuesday to launch a Permian West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures contract with delivery in Houston. The contract is expected to launch this quarter on the ICE U.S. Futures once it receives regulatory approval.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Hot Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: KB Financial Group Inc(KB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP®, Sean Williams, and Jordan Wathen]

    However, there may still be some bargains to be found. Here’s why three of our contributors think it may be time to take a look at Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF), KB Financial Group (NYSE:KB), and Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS).

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    As a result, we’ve been able to identify deeply undervalued companies while no one is looking – such as KB Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: KB), a wealth management firm based in Seoul.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    KB Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:KB) saw a large decrease in short interest in August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 324,037 shares, a decrease of 40.6% from the July 31st total of 545,627 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 128,119 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.5 days.

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019

Sears has been part of Chicago for more than a century. That ends Sunday.

The final Sears in Chicago city limits is closing. Known as the Six Corners store, it opened in the Irving Park neighborhood 80 years ago, during the Great Depression. On the first day, 100,000 shoppers stormed through the doors.

A real estate firm has plans to turn it into a mixed development of stores and apartments.

The closing of the Six Corners store is another sign of the financial problems facing what was once an iconic retailer. Sears has lost $11.2 billion since 2010, its last profitable year. Sales have plunged 60% in that time.

Sears Holdings (SHLD), which operates both the Kmart and Sears brands, had a total of 3,500 US stores when it merged the two brands in 2005. Now it has fewer than 1,000.

Merchants nearby said they’re concerned about losing a longtime anchor of the neighborhood, even if they don’t get much business from Sears customers anymore.

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Blueport Capital L.P. lifted its holdings in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) by 94.5% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 15,463 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 7,513 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Co accounts for approximately 8.3% of Blueport Capital L.P.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 6th largest position. Blueport Capital L.P.’s holdings in Wells Fargo & Co were worth $810,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shah Gilani]

    The dirt at Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) knows no depths. Last week, yet another example of systemic fraud was unearthed.

    From 2017 through early 2018, employees at the Systemically Important Financial Institution (SIFI) fraudulently altered social security numbers, addresses, and dates of birth on thousands of corporate customer documents.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    EdgePoint Investment Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) by 5.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 13,077,437 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 691,477 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Co accounts for approximately 9.0% of EdgePoint Investment Group Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its largest position. EdgePoint Investment Group Inc.’s holdings in Wells Fargo & Co were worth $725,013,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    When it comes to investing, some people prefer to choose from among the leaders of an industry. In banking, Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) and Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) are among the biggest financial institutions in the world, and despite facing very different challenges, they’ve come a long way since teetering on the precipice of ruin during the financial crisis.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Friday morning that it had settled federal claims against Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) related to risk management and improper charges to consumers for $1 billion. A $500 million payment the bank already has made to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is being applied to the $1 billion penalty.

  • [By John Maxfield]

    Maxfield: I think we mixed up some numbers. Their revenue as a percent of assets is 4.92%, which is the highest in its peer group, and its peer group are the really large, too-big-to-fail banks, JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), Citigroup (NYSE: C), Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), plus other large regional banks. So that’s the largest with one exception, and that is Capital One (NYSE: COF). The reason that Capital One’s revenue is so high as a percentage of assets is because a very large portion of its loan portfolio consists of credit card loans, and those yield, as everybody knows, a lot more than, say, a home mortgage does. So its revenue as a percent of assets is the top in its peer group. But then, if you translate that over into profitability, that’s where that 1.1% return on assets is. When you’re talking about profitability for banks, there’s two measures that you want to look at: your return on assets and your return on equity. Return on assets is basically your unlevered profitability. Your return on equity is your levered profitability. Here’s the interesting thing about PNC, and this is one of the reasons that it doesn’t pop up a lot when investors are looking for the top-performing banks — it’s because their return on common equity last year was 8.58%. When you’re looking for a 10% return on equity, you think, that’s actually meaningfully below that standard industry benchmark that you want to see. But the reason that it’s below, as we see with its good return on assets, is just because it’s not very levered, which means it’s a very safe bank that’s still earning a lot of money if you look at it on a levered basis.

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: CBOE Holdings Inc.(CBOE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Deutsche Börse (OTCMKTS: DBOEY) and Cboe Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

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  • [By Dustin Blitchok]

    After CBOE Global Markets Inc (NASDAQ: CBOE) launched bitcoin futures in December, Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW) didn't immediately make the product available to clients, said Barry Metzger, the brokerage’s senior vice president of global, trading and advice.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company is the beneficiary of volatility and options trading. Cboe Global Markets Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) was founded in 1973 as the first U.S. options exchange and went public in 2010. Its primary business is trading listed options contracts on equities, indexes (including several exclusively licensed and proprietary products) and ETFs through a hybrid model that combines electronic and open outcry trading.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Last December, two major futures exchanges started offering futures contracts on bitcoin. CBOE Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) was the first to market with its futures offering, and CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) didn’t waste any time coming out with its own version of a bitcoin contract.

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: 1st Source Corporation(SRCE)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    1st Source (NASDAQ:SRCE) was upgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    1st Source (NASDAQ:SRCE)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $56.13 and last traded at $55.94, with a volume of 100 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $55.94.

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    Currently, I like People’s Utah Bancorp (Nasdaq: PUB), 1st Source Corporation (Nasdaq: SRCE), and East West Bancorp (Nasdaq: EWBC) as stocks likely to benefit in the small/regional sector.

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Old National Bancorp Capital Trust I(ONB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Old National Bancorp (NASDAQ:ONB) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note issued on Thursday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its stake in shares of Old National Bancorp (NASDAQ:ONB) by 1.7% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 3,451,745 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 57,759 shares during the quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp’s holdings in Old National Bancorp were worth $64,203,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. reduced its holdings in shares of Old National Bancorp (NASDAQ:ONB) by 31.0% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 441,479 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 198,314 shares during the quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. owned approximately 0.29% of Old National Bancorp worth $7,461,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    SG Americas Securities LLC grew its position in Old National Bancorp (NASDAQ:ONB) by 122.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 150,316 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 82,641 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Old National Bancorp were worth $2,796,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Old Second Bancorp Inc.(OSBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: ProAssurance Corporation(PRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ProChain (CURRENCY:PRA) traded up 1.1% against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 12:00 PM ET on September 28th. ProChain has a total market cap of $5.06 million and $110,631.00 worth of ProChain was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, ProChain has traded down 20% against the US dollar. One ProChain token can now be bought for approximately $0.10 or 0.00001535 BTC on popular exchanges including Bit-Z, FCoin, OKEx and Bibox.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY raised its position in ProAssurance Co. (NYSE:PRA) by 1,039.5% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 17,297 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 15,779 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY’s holdings in ProAssurance were worth $613,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ProAssurance Co. (NYSE:PRA) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks lowered their Q4 2018 earnings estimates for ProAssurance in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, February 5th. SunTrust Banks analyst M. Hughes now expects that the insurance provider will earn $0.17 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.33. SunTrust Banks has a “Hold” rating and a $45.00 price objective on the stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ProChain (CURRENCY:PRA) traded 16.3% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 13:00 PM Eastern on September 3rd. During the last seven days, ProChain has traded 37.6% higher against the U.S. dollar. ProChain has a total market cap of $6.98 million and approximately $4.72 million worth of ProChain was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One ProChain token can now be bought for about $0.14 or 0.00001940 BTC on exchanges including FCoin, Bit-Z, OKEx and Bibox.