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The initial public offering of the world’s biggest maker of electric-vehicle batteries produced its third billionaire in two days as the stock continued to soar in Shenzhen.

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. jumped by the maximum 10 percent allowed at 11:25 a.m. local time, following a debut increase of 44 percent Monday. That gave the company a market value of about $13.5 billion, pushing the net worth of shareholder Pei Zhenhua, a clean-technology executive, past the $1 billion mark, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

CATL’s founder and top shareholder Zeng Yuqun and his lieutenant Huang Shilin were already cemented on China’s rich list along with Monday’s stock jump. Investors are betting that CATL can fend off rivals Panasonic Corp., which makes power packs with Tesla Inc.; Warren Buffett-backed BYD Co.; and LG Chem Ltd. as the increasing popularity of EVs boosts demand for the batteries that move them.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP(TEP)

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    Tallgrass Energy Partners (TEP) : “That dividend is a red flag. That group has become a house of pain and I’m not going there.”

    Mallinckrodt (MNK) : “They had a better-than-expected quarter, but I am worried and I’m staying away.”

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Earlier this year, Tallgrass Energy GP (NYSE:TEGP) agreed to acquire its master limited partnership, Tallgrass Energy Partners (NYSE:TEP) in an all-stock deal. This transaction is one of many similar ones in the sector over the past few years as energy infrastructure companies have had to grapple with the fallout of the oil market downturn. Like the deals before it, and those announced afterward, the transaction will create one stronger entity that’s well positioned to grow in the coming years while still offering income-seeking investors a generous income stream. That income with upside makes Tallgrass a stock that investors will want to keep on their radar, especially considering the strength of its financial profile.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. trimmed its position in shares of Tallgrass Energy Partners LP (NYSE:TEP) by 21.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 686,632 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 190,040 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned approximately 0.94% of Tallgrass Energy Partners worth $26,016,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Port of Hai Phong JSC (PHP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Primary Health Properties PLC (LON:PHP) declared a dividend on Wednesday, October 3rd, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, October 11th will be paid a dividend of GBX 1.35 ($0.02) per share by the real estate investment trust on Friday, November 23rd. This represents a dividend yield of 1.19%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 11th. The official announcement can be viewed at this link.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Visa Inc.(V)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Version (CURRENCY:V) traded down 34.6% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 0:00 AM E.T. on February 5th. One Version coin can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0001 or 0.00000002 BTC on major exchanges including YoBit and Cryptopia. Version has a market capitalization of $37,336.00 and approximately $4.00 worth of Version was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last seven days, Version has traded down 37% against the dollar.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Last month, Visa (NYSE:V) revealed it was in the process of buying a smallish British payments company called Earthport for 198 million pounds — about $250 million. Not so fast, said Mastercard (NYSE:MA), which just swooped in and bid 233 million pounds — about $305 million. That’s pocket change for either one — the smaller Mastercard has a market cap north of $200 billion — but that doesn’t mean it’s an insignificant purchase.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hennessy Advisors Inc. trimmed its position in shares of Visa (NYSE:V) by 25.3% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 21,000 shares of the credit-card processor’s stock after selling 7,120 shares during the period. Hennessy Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Visa were worth $2,512,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: PacWest Bancorp(PACW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

    PagSeguro Digital (NYSE:PAGS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive news 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 positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PacWest Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.0886152133536 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. raised its holdings in PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) by 4.3% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 216,438 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 8,918 shares during the period. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in PacWest Bancorp were worth $10,696,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) – Stock analysts at Wedbush reduced their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of PacWest Bancorp in a research report issued on Wednesday, September 12th. Wedbush analyst D. Chiaverini now forecasts that the financial services provider will earn $0.89 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.90. Wedbush currently has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for PacWest Bancorp’s Q1 2020 earnings at $0.98 EPS and Q2 2020 earnings at $1.02 EPS.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: lululemon athletica inc.(LULU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Yoga clothing retailer Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ:LULU) gained 12% last month, compared to a slight increase in the S&P 500, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Thursday’s slate of top analyst upgrades and downgrades included a key analyst upgrade of Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU), and it may be one of those instances in which some investors wonder if the call is just late or whether there is additional insight. That said, the analyst sees high growth in what many outsiders may not have considered to be within Lululemon’s traditional market.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ:LULU) had its price objective increased by Oppenheimer to $180.00 in a report issued on Friday morning, The Fly reports. They currently have an outperform rating on the apparel retailer’s stock. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Lululemon Athletica’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.68 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $1.65 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $3.60 EPS and FY2021 earnings at $5.15 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Traders bought shares of Lululemon Athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) on weakness during trading on Tuesday. $98.60 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $36.09 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $62.51 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Lululemon Athletica had the 16th highest net in-flow for the day. Lululemon Athletica traded down ($1.59) for the day and closed at $128.10

  • [By John Ballard]

    lululemon athletica (NASDAQ:LULU) will report its second-quarter earnings on Thursday, Aug. 30, after market close. Since the second quarter of last year, Lululemon has put on a show for investors, blowing past expectations, and sending the stock up 137% over the past year.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, lululemon athletica (NASDAQ:LULU) soared after the company announced strong Q1 sales, and shares of Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) were mostly unchanged following its earnings report.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: WEC Energy Group, Inc.(WEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Homrich & Berg increased its position in shares of WEC Energy Group Inc (NYSE:WEC) by 6.6% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 13,279 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 819 shares during the period. Homrich & Berg’s holdings in WEC Energy Group were worth $858,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Guggenheim Capital LLC grew its holdings in WEC Energy Group Inc (NYSE:WEC) by 4.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 794,741 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 34,313 shares during the period. Guggenheim Capital LLC owned about 0.25% of WEC Energy Group worth $49,831,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Private Advisor Group LLC grew its position in WEC Energy Group Inc (NYSE:WEC) by 192.4% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 10,361 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 6,818 shares during the period. Private Advisor Group LLC’s holdings in WEC Energy Group were worth $675,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019

Five semiconductor companies are in a prime position to benefit from the rollout of 5G, the fifth generation of wireless communication that telecom companies are racing to implement, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Wednesday.

“If you’re a semiconductor company with 5G exposure, this is your moment,” he said after Skyworks Solutions, an Apple supplier that fits that description, surged over 12 percent intraday after delivering its quarterly earnings results.

Skyworks’ surge was so strong that it lifted shares of other chipmakers involved in 5G, including Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom, and Xilinx, all of which stand to benefit from the rise of 5G, Cramer said on “Mad Money.”

And while he preferred the stock of Skyworks to its peers because of its low price tag and the company’s focus on 5G, he said investors “can make the case for all five.”

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Sandstorm Gold Ltd(SAND )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Boston Partners purchased a new stake in Sandstorm Gold (NYSEAMERICAN:SAND) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 463,325 shares of the mining company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,205,000. Boston Partners owned about 0.25% of Sandstorm Gold as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: PacWest Bancorp(PACW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

    PagSeguro Digital (NYSE:PAGS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) – Stock analysts at Wedbush reduced their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of PacWest Bancorp in a research report issued on Wednesday, September 12th. Wedbush analyst D. Chiaverini now forecasts that the financial services provider will earn $0.89 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.90. Wedbush currently has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for PacWest Bancorp’s Q1 2020 earnings at $0.98 EPS and Q2 2020 earnings at $1.02 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. raised its holdings in PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) by 4.3% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 216,438 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 8,918 shares during the period. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in PacWest Bancorp were worth $10,696,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Wednesday morning.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Synacor, Inc.(SYNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Syncona Ltd (LON:SYNC) announced a dividend on Thursday, June 14th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, June 21st will be paid a dividend of GBX 2.30 ($0.03) per share on Monday, July 30th. This represents a yield of 1.02%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 21st. The official announcement can be seen at this link.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about Synacor (NASDAQ:SYNC) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Synacor earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the information services provider an impact score of 47.6409011491603 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Tata Motors Ltd(TTM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) autonomous car division, Waymo, recently signed a contract to add Jaguar’s first all-electric car to its fleet of self-driving vehicles. For the Google parent company, the deal will be a blip on its path to driving automation, albeit an exciting one. For shareholders of Jaguar parent Tata Motors (NYSE:TTM), it’s an early sign the new vehicle will be a winner for the automaker.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Take Tata Motors Ltd. (NYSE: TTM) for example. The Indian carmaker has nearly tripled its profits since 2010 and has grown sales for nine of the last 10 years. Plus, it sports a price/earnings ratio of just 12.6, about half of the S&P 500 average, so you’re not overpaying to access those profits.

  • [By John Rosevear]

    First up is the I-Pace, the crossover SUV from Tata Motors’ (NYSE:TTM) Jaguar luxury brand. The I-Pace has already begun shipping in Europe, but it won’t arrive in the United States until the second half of 2018.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Tata Motors Limited (NYSE:TTM) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the eight brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $30.00.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Nevro Corp. (NASDAQ: NVRO) fell 11.6 percent to $81.58 in pre-market trading after reporting wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) shares fell 8.3 percent to $20.33 in pre-market trading after the company reported a wider-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) fell 7.5 percent to $51.74 in pre-market trading. Zillow reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak sales guidance for the second quarter.
    Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) fell 7.2 percent to $3.11 in pre-market trading after reporting wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) shares fell 5.5 percent to $4.14 in pre-market trading after rising 11.17 percent on Monday.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) fell 5.1 percent to $95.00 in pre-market trading. Albemarle declared a quarterly dividend of $0.335 per share.
    Tata Motors Limited (NYSE: TTM) fell 4.8 percent to $23.80 in pre-market trading.
    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) fell 4.5 percent to $57.14 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) shares fell 4.3 percent to $2.25 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.73 percent on Monday.
    51job, Inc. (NASDAQ: JOBS) shares fell 4.2 percent to $93 in pre-market trading after rising 3.55 percent on Monday

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Tata Motors Ltd. (NYSE: TTM) fell by about 2% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $23.82 after closing at $24.30 on Friday. The 52-week high is $37.62. Volume of about 3.6 million was more more than double the daily average of about 1.5 million. The company had no specific news.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Insignia Systems, Inc.(ISIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Insignia Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISIG) major shareholder Air T. Inc acquired 16,879 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 1st. The shares were bought at an average price of $1.81 per share, for a total transaction of $30,550.99. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Impax Laboratories, Inc.(IPXL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News articles about Impax Laboratories (NASDAQ:IPXL) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Impax Laboratories earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the specialty pharmaceutical company an impact score of 43.4189030940397 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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There’s no other company on Earth quite like Ant Financial.

Spanning online payments, insurance, lending, credit scores, asset management and more, Jack Ma’s Chinese behemoth resembles a mashup of PayPal, Geico, Wells Fargo and Equifax — with a bit of BlackRock thrown in for good measure. Thanks to clever mobile apps and a burgeoning Chinese middle class, Ant oversees the world’s biggest money-market fund and handles more than $2.4 trillion of mobile payments every three months. Many of the company’s 870 million customers rely on it for nearly every aspect of their financial lives.

But Ant’s extraordinary reach may soon expose the company to a major challenge: Chinese policy makers, worried that Ant and other financial holding companies pose systemic risks to the nation’s $12.7 trillion economy, are drafting new regulations that could make it much harder for the companies to grow.

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Hot Insurance Stocks To Own Right Now: FirstService Corporation(FSV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Gazit Globe (NYSE:GZT) and FirstService (NASDAQ:FSV) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    PNC Financial Services Group Inc. decreased its stake in shares of FirstService Corp (NASDAQ:FSV) (TSE:FSV) by 4.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 634,450 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 28,902 shares during the period. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. owned 1.83% of FirstService worth $48,243,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    FirstService Corp (TSE:FSV) (NASDAQ:FSV) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, September 12th, Zacks reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 28th will be given a dividend of 0.176 per share on Friday, October 5th. This represents a $0.70 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.64%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 27th. This is a positive change from FirstService’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.17.

Hot Insurance Stocks To Own Right Now: Internet Initiative Japan Inc.(IIJI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Hot Insurance Stocks To Own Right Now: PacWest Bancorp(PACW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) – Stock analysts at Wedbush reduced their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of PacWest Bancorp in a research report issued on Wednesday, September 12th. Wedbush analyst D. Chiaverini now forecasts that the financial services provider will earn $0.89 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.90. Wedbush currently has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for PacWest Bancorp’s Q1 2020 earnings at $0.98 EPS and Q2 2020 earnings at $1.02 EPS.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive news 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 positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PacWest Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.0886152133536 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. raised its holdings in PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) by 4.3% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 216,438 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 8,918 shares during the period. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in PacWest Bancorp were worth $10,696,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

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Top Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nordic American Tankers Limited(NAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Nordic American Tanker Ltd (NYSE: NAT) were down 25 percent to $2.74 after announcing a $100 million common stock offering.

    ArcBest Corp (NASDAQ: ARCB) was down, falling around 10 percent to $34.85. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded ArcBest from Hold to Sell.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Nordic American Tankers Ltd. (NYSE: NAT) dropped about 4.8% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $2.58 after closing at $2.71 on Friday. Volume was around 2.8 million, more than double the daily average of around 2.3 million. The firm sent shareholders a letter this morning explaining the shipper’s recapitalization program.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Nordic American Tankers Ltd. (NYSE: NAT) posted a new 52-week low of $2.64 Thursday, down a penny after closing at $2.65 on Wednesday. The 52-week high is $9.32. Volume was about 4.5 million, more than 3 times the daily average of around 1.3 million shares. The company announced Wednesday morning that it had priced a sale of $110 million in new shares at $2.75 per share.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Nordic American Tankers Ltd. (NYSE: NAT) posted a new 52-week low of $2.68 Wednesday, down about 27% after closing at $3.67 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $9.32. Volume was about 20.3 million, more than 20 times the daily average of around 940,000 shares. The company announced priced a sale of $110 million in new shares at $2.75 per share.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Nordic American Tankers Ltd. (NYSE: NAT) dropped about 3% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $2.51 after closing at $2.59 on Monday. Volume was around 2.8 million, about double the daily average of around 1.4 million. The firm sent shareholders a letter Monday morning explaining the shipper’s recapitalization program. Apparently the explanation did not sit well.

Top Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Atwood Oceanics, Inc.(ATW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    April was another bad month for offshore drilling stocks. Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG), ENSCO Plc. (NYSE:ESV), Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. (NYSE:DO), Atwood Oceanic Inc.(NYSE:ATW), and Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) all held up relatively well through the first third of the month, but then start to fall around April 10.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Go back a year, and offshore drillers like Noble (NE), Rowan (RDC), Transocean (RIG) and Atwood Oceanics (ATW) had been all but written off–until they weren’t anymore. Since then, investors have been rewarded for picking winners in the group from the losers, as Atwood Oceanics has more than doubled, Transocean has gained 34%, and Rowan has risen 42%, while Noble and Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO) have dropped 13%.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Energy sector was the top gainer in the US market on Wednesday. Top gainers in the sector included TETRA Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TTI), CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE: CRR), and Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (NYSE: ATW).

Top Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Spark Networks, Inc.(LOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap dating site stock Match Group Inc (NASDAQ: MTCH), which was spun off from media and Internet stock IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) and is a peer or remaining dating stock Spark Networks Inc (NYSEMKT: LOV), is the eight most shorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 43.96% according to Highshortnterest.com.

Top Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: PacWest Bancorp(PACW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The twenty stocks in Worth’s basket are: Ameriprise Financial (AMP) Bank of America, Banner (BANR), Citigroup, Citizens Financial Group (CFG), East West Bancorp (EWBC), First NBC Bank Holding (FNBC), HFF (HF), KeyCorp(KEY), Legacy Texas Financial Group (LTXB), Lincoln National (LNC), Morgan Stanley, Old National Bancorp (ONB), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), Principal Financial Group (PFG), Stifel Financial (SF), SVB Financial Group (SIVB), TCF Financial (TCB), and Wells Fargo.

Hot Stocks To Buy Right Now

European stocks ended a choppy session on a down note Thursday. The pan-European index was supported by broad-based gains in the banking sector, after Credit Suisse Group AG provided an upbeat outlook and vowed to return a large chunk of profits to investors.

Oil companies, however, lost ground as oil prices turned mixed as OPEC agreed to extend output curbs.

What are markets doing: The Stoxx Europe 600 index
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fell 1.25 points, or 0.3%, to end at 386.71, contributing to a 2.2% monthly decline for Novemberthe largest such fall since June.

Hot Stocks To Buy Right Now: Virtu Financial, Inc.(VIRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Virtu Financial Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) had a large buyer at the desk last week. TJMT Holdings, an investment vehicle for the founder and Executive Chairman Vincent Viola, bought a 50,000 share blockat $15.88 apiece. The total price for the trade was $794,345. The company provides market making and liquidity services to the financial markets worldwide. Shares closed last Friday at $15.95, in a 52 week range of$12.35 to $23.97, and the consensus price target is $16.31.

Hot Stocks To Buy Right Now: SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.KIPLINGER.COM]

    Theres been follow-up, too: Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (VRX) had to face the Senate in April for aggressively hiking prices on its drugs. Now Mylan NV (MYL) is answering to the government soon after a story showed that EpiPen prices have rocketed 400% since 2008 with no significant improvements to the treatment. This scandal, too, is rocking biotechs including (Link]recommendation SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI).

  • [By ]

    And while the big drug companies will experience a significant adjustment, biotech companies, with their focus on long term results and outright cures in some cases, are probably poised to perform. The best way to get invested would be with the Biotech Spider ETF (NYSE: XBI).

  • [By ]

    After sneaking lower to begin the new trading week, the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE:XBI) and the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) were each approaching important support levels.

  • [By ]

    The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE:XBI) and the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) were each approaching important support levels back in mid-November.

Hot Stocks To Buy Right Now: Burcon Nutrascience Corp(BUR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By William Romov]

    Last Wednesday (Dec. 6), the company received a patent for certain methods of production of its phase 2 antidepressant, AV-101.

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Dec. 4 – Dec. 8 Gain (as of Dec. 8)
    VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN) $1.80 135%
    FXCM Inc. (Nasdaq: GLBR) $1.12 124%
    Neuralstem Inc. (Nasdaq: CUR) $2.00 75.44%
    Ohr Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: OHRP) $1.49 75.29%
    ClearSign Combustion Corp. (Nasdaq: CLIR) $3.50 53.85%
    Astrotech Corp. (Nasdaq: ASTC) $4.21 51.99%
    Burcon NutraScience Corp. (Nasdaq: BUR) $0.72 44%
    LM Funding America Inc. (Nasdaq: LMFA) $3.72 42.53%
    Second Sight Medical Products Inc. (Nasdaq: EYES) $1.75 42.28%
    Globus Maritime Ltd. (Nasdaq: GLBS) $1.47 41.35%

    As a result, its share price shot up from $0.92 to $2.52 on Wednesday. The stock pulled back to $1.80 by the end of the week, for a total gain of 135% for the week.

Hot Stocks To Buy Right Now: American International Group Inc.(AIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (NYSE: DPS) to report quarterly earnings at $1.06 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion before the opening bell. Dr Pepper Snapple shares fell 0.07 percent to close at $93.49 on Monday.
    Analysts expect American International Group Inc (NYSE: AIG) to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $12.87 billion after the closing bell. AIG shares gained 0.38 percent to $66.39 in after-hours trading.
    Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) reported in-line earnings for its fourth quarter, while sales missed expectations. Flowers Foods shares fell 1.87 percent to $20.45 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, Diebold Nixdorf Inc (NYSE: DBD) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $1.31 billion. Diebold Nixdorf shares slipped 0.73 percent to close at $27.20 on Monday.

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was yet another record-setting day for the stock market, as the Dow climbed triple digits and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite followed the venerable average to unprecedented heights. Economic data showing rising inflation made it more likely that the Federal Reserve will look to boost interest rates at its next Federal Open Market Committee meeting next month, and the ripples throughout the bond market sent many investors to consider stocks instead. Yet despite the substantial rally, some stocks missed out on the move higher, and American International Group (NYSE:AIG), Teck Resources (NYSE:TECK), and Movado Group (NYSE:MOV) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    BMO’s Charles Sebaski explains why he upgraded American International Group (AIG) to Outperform from market Perform:

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    AIG has been trading at discount to its tangible book given its mid-single digit return profile; however, we expect AIGs valuation to keep increasing with its improving return profile. We are now forecasting AIG to generate a 9.9% operating return on tangible common equity (ROtE) in 2018, which would be a 450 bp improvement from 2016. A double-digit return profile warrants the 1x multiple that we are applying to its tangible book value per share. While we expect AIGs return profile to benefit from lower taxes, we also expect the companys life and retirement business to improve from the rising interest rates as those spread businesses are more interest rate sensitive than the P&C business. That said, we expect continued improvement on both the loss and expense sides of the P&C as contributing factors to the ROtE improve.

    BMO also upgraded Arch Capital Group (ACGL), Brown & Brown (BRO), and Travelers (TRV).

    Shares of American International Group have declined 0.4% to $65.60 at 3:36 p.m. today, whileArch Capital Group has gained 2% to $87.90,Brown & Brown has advanced 0.5% to $44.65, andTravelers has risen 1.3% to $120.79.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Heading into its earnings following the close of trading yesterday, shares of American International Group (AIG) had gained 34% from its low on Jun. 28 to Feb. 14. Then the bottom fell out.

Hot Stocks To Buy Right Now: PacWest Bancorp(PACW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The twenty stocks in Worth’s basket are: Ameriprise Financial (AMP) Bank of America, Banner (BANR), Citigroup, Citizens Financial Group (CFG), East West Bancorp (EWBC), First NBC Bank Holding (FNBC), HFF (HF), KeyCorp(KEY), Legacy Texas Financial Group (LTXB), Lincoln National (LNC), Morgan Stanley, Old National Bancorp (ONB), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), Principal Financial Group (PFG), Stifel Financial (SF), SVB Financial Group (SIVB), TCF Financial (TCB), and Wells Fargo.