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Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021

Bank stocks have taken a beating this year. Over the last six months, the Financial Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE: XLF) is down nearly 10% as volatility and global trade fears sapped investor confidence.

You see, many investors expected rising interest rates and the 2017 tax reform law to drive the financial sector to consistent highs in 2018. However, unfavorable trends in global trade and increased volatility have kept bank stocks from realizing their real profit potential.

However, that’s all about to change…

Over the last week, XLF jumped over 3% as financial giants like Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) and Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) blew away Wall Street’s estimates and delivered stellar earnings reports.

Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Patterson Companies, Inc.(PDCO)

Patterson Companies, Inc., incorporated on June 15, 1992, is a distributor serving the dental, veterinary and rehabilitation supply markets. The Company operates through three segments: dental supply, veterinary supply and rehabilitation supply. The Company serves the North American dental supply market, the United States and the United Kingdom veterinary supply market, and the across the world rehabilitation and assistive products supply market. The Company’s operating units include Patterson Dental, Patterson Veterinary and Patterson Medical.

Dental Supply

The dental supply segment provides a range of consumable dental products, clinical and laboratory equipment, and value-added services to dentists, dental laboratories, institutions and other dental healthcare providers across North America. Patterson Dental is a full-service supplier to dentists, dental laboratories, institutions and other healthcare professionals. Its dental business has operations in the United States and Canada. It provides consumable products, including x-ray film, restorative materials, hand instruments and sterilization products; basic and advanced technology dental equipment; practice management and clinical software; patient education systems, and office forms and stationery. Patterson Dental offers dental products, including approximately 105,500 stock keeping units (SKUs) of which approximately 5,700 are private-label products sold under the Patterson brand. Patterson Dental also offers services, including dental equipment installation, maintenance and repair, dental office design and equipment financing.

The Company offers consumable dental supplies, such as x-ray film and solutions; impression materials; restorative materials (composites and alloys); high and low-speed hand pieces; hand instruments; sterilization products; anesthetics; infection control products, such as protective clothing, gloves and facemasks; paper, cotton and other disposable products; toothbrushes, and denta! l accessories, including hand instruments, burs and diamonds. Patterson Dental, through Patterson Office Supplies, provides various printed office products, office filing supplies and practice management systems to office-based healthcare providers, including dental, veterinary and medical offices. The Company’s printed office products include custom printed products, insurance and billing forms, stationery, envelopes, business cards, labels, file folders, appointment books and other stock office supply products.

The Company offers dental equipment products, including radiography equipment, dental chairs, dental hand piece control units, diagnostic equipment, sterilizers, dental lights and compressors. Patterson Dental develops and markets its own lines (EagleSoft and Dolphin) of practice management and clinical software for dental professionals, including software for scheduling, billing, charting and capture/storage/retrieval of digital images. The Company offers custom hardware and networking solutions required for integrating the entire dental office. The Company offers other services to complement its software products, such as service agreements, software training, back-up services, electronic claims processing and billing statement processing. The Company also provides repair and maintenance services for all dental equipment. The Company provides dental office layout and design services using a computer-aided design (CAD) program.

Veterinary Supply

The veterinary supply segment is a distributor of veterinary supplies, primarily to companion-pet (dogs, cats and other common household pets) and equine veterinary clinics. The Company also provides products and services used for the diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of diseases in companion animals and equine across the United States and United Kingdom. Patterson Veterinary is a distributor of veterinary supplies to animal veterinarians and veterinary clinics, public and private institutions, and shelters. ! Patterson! Veterinary offers pharmaceuticals, vaccines, parasiticides, diagnostics, prescription and non-prescription diets, nutritionals, consumable supplies, equipment and software. Patterson Veterinary’s pharmaceutical products include anesthetics, analgesics, antibiotics and ophthalmics. Its biological products are consists of vaccines and injectables.

The Company’s parasiticides are used for control of external parasites (fleas, ticks, flies, mosquitoes) and internal parasites. The Company’s diagnostics product category includes consumable in-clinic tests for detecting heartworm, Lyme disease, feline leukemia and parvovirus, as well as consumable products for measuring blood chemistry, electrolyte balance and cell counts. Veterinary pet foods consist of both specialty diets and premium pet foods. Nutritional products consist of dietary supplements, vitamins, dental chews and specialty treats. Consumable supplies include lab supplies, various types and sizes of paper goods, needles and syringes, instruments, gauze and wound dressings, sutures, latex gloves, orthopedic and casting products.

The Company sells equipment for hospital, laboratory and general surgical use within the veterinary practice. Patterson Veterinary develops and markets its own line of practice management software, INTRAVET, for veterinary professionals, including software for scheduling, billing, charting, and capture, storage and retrieval of digital images. Patterson Veterinary also develops and markets its own client education software, DIA, for veterinary professionals. It develops and markets its own Web-based client communication platform, ePetHealth, providing practitioners a suite of client offerings, such as online medical records, e-Marketing tools, client education resources and a home delivery portal. The Company’s other products and services include commissions earned on agency sales, equipment repair revenues, software maintenance contract revenue, Patterson Veterinary University (PVU) revenue and fr! eight rec! overy on shipments to customers. The Company, through its subsidiary National Veterinary Services Limited, offers veterinary diagnostic laboratory services to veterinarians, including pathology, hematology, chemistry and microbiology.

Rehabilitation Supply

The rehabilitation supply segment provides a range of distributed and self-manufactured rehabilitation medical supplies and assistive products to acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation clinics, dealers and schools. Patterson Medical is a distributor of rehabilitation medical supplies and equipment. It offers distributed and self-manufactured rehabilitation products to healthcare professionals. Patterson Medical’s consumables products include orthopedic soft goods/splints, aids to daily living products, clinical products, mobility products, pediatric seating and positioning products, and modalities products. The Company’s rehabilitation equipment consists of exercise, examination, treatment, and therapy equipment and furniture. Its equipment and software products include parallel bars, treatment tables, mat platforms, treadmills and stationary bicycles.

The Company competes with AmerisourceBergen and Idexx Laboratories.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, September 19th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 12th will be given a dividend of 0.26 per share on Friday, October 26th. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.40%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 11th.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) – Research analysts at William Blair dropped their Q2 2019 earnings estimates for shares of Patterson Companies in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, August 30th. William Blair analyst J. Kreger now forecasts that the company will earn $0.34 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.41. William Blair also issued estimates for Patterson Companies’ Q3 2019 earnings at $0.38 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.31 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.36 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.41 EPS and Q4 2020 earnings at $0.43 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Patterson Companies (NASDAQ:PDCO) had its price objective decreased by Morgan Stanley from $21.00 to $19.00 in a report released on Friday. Morgan Stanley currently has an underweight rating on the stock.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Patterson Companies Inc. (NASDAQ: PDCO) traded down nearly 15% Thursday to set a new 52-week low of $20.23 after closing at $23.73 on Wednesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $40.90. Volume was nearly seven times the daily average of around 2.3 million. The company beat revenue estimates this morning but missed on profits.

Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: MEDIFAST INC(MED)

Medifast, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the production, distribution, and sale of weight management and disease management products, and other consumable health and diet products in the United States. The company?s product lines include weight and disease management, meal replacement, and vitamins. It also operates weight control centers that offer Medifast programs for weight loss and maintenance, customized patient counseling, and inbody composition analysis. The company markets its products under the Medifast and Essential brand names, including shakes, appetite suppression shakes, women?s health shakes, diabetics shakes, joint health shakes, coronary health shakes, calorie burn drinks, calorie burn flavor infusers, antioxidant shakes, antioxidant flavor infusers, bars, crunch bars, soups, chili, oatmeal, pudding, scrambled eggs, hot cocoa, cappuccino, chai latte, iced teas, fruit drinks, pretzels, puffs, brownie, pancakes, soy crisps, crackers, and omega 3 and digestive health products. Medifast Inc. sells its products through various channels of distribution comprising Web, call center, independent health advisors, medical professionals, weight loss clinics, and direct consumer marketing supported via the phone and the Web; Take Shape for Life, a physician led network of independent health coaches; and weight control centers. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Owings Mills, Maryland.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MediBloc [MED] (CURRENCY:MED) traded 11.7% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 20:00 PM ET on February 16th. MediBloc [MED] has a total market capitalization of $19.63 million and $281,103.00 worth of MediBloc [MED] was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, MediBloc [MED] has traded down 27.6% against the U.S. dollar. One MediBloc [MED] token can currently be bought for $0.0066 or 0.00000100 BTC on major exchanges including Coinrail, Bibox and Gate.io.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System raised its stake in Medifast Inc (NYSE:MED) by 12.4% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 5,781 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after buying an additional 640 shares during the period. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System’s holdings in Medifast were worth $926,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Liberty Global plc(LBTYA)

Liberty Global plc (Liberty), incorporated on January 29, 2013, is an international cable company with operations in 14 countries. The Company connects people to the digital world and enables them to discover and experience its endless possibilities. Its products are provided through next-generation networks and technology platforms that connect 27 million customers subscribing to 57 million television, broadband Internet and telephony services. In addition, the Company served five million mobile subscribers and offered WiFi service across six million access points. Its consumer brands include Virgin Media, Ziggo, Unitymedia, Telenet, UPC, VTR, and Liberty Cablevision. Its operations also include Liberty Global Business Services and Liberty Global Ventures.

The Company offers various broadband services over its cable distribution systems, including video, broadband Internet and fixed-line telephony and, in certain of its operations, the Company offers mobile services. The Company also offers triple-play, which includes services, such as digital video, Internet and fixed-line telephony in a subscription. The Company also offers video services through DIRECT TO HOME (DTH) or through multichannel multipoint (microwave) distribution systems (MMDS). Liberty Global’s consumer brands include Virgin Media, Ziggo, Unitymedia, Telenet, UPC Cablecom, UPC, VTR and in Puerto Rico, Liberty. In terms of video subscribers, the Company operates a cable network in each of Austria, Belgium, Chile, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Puerto Rico, Slovakia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Germany and Romania. The Company’s cable operations offer a range of video services, including basic and premium programming, which can be viewed on the television (TV) and in select markets, through Internet connected devices in the home and whenever there is Internet connectivity. Liberty Global also provides service offerings, such as an electronic programming guide, high definition (HD) ch! annels, digital video recorders (DVR) and HD DVR.

The Company’s service offerings also include video-on-demand (VoD) and next generation set-top boxes, such as the multimedia home gateway Horizon TV or the TiVo service offered by Virgin Media in the United Kingdom. Its services, together with DVR and HD DVR functionality, give its customers to control when they watch their programming. Liberty Global also offers pay-per-view programming on channels it distributes and through VoD. The Company also offers select programming in three-dimensional (3D) format to its customers who have three-dimensional capable televisions. The Company’s various operations offer television applications that allow access to programming on various devices, including laptops, smartphones and tablets. The Company offers basic digital television channels in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Romania, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. The Company also offers expanded channel packages and premium channels and services. The Company also offers a common interface plus (CI+) module to access its encrypted digital services. A CI+ module is a small device (credit card size) that allows customers with a CI+ enabled television set, who subscribe to, or otherwise have access to, its digital video service, to view such services without a set-top box.

The Company also offers up gradation to one of its extended digital tier services and receive various video channels, including the channels in the basic tier service. A limited number of HD channels are included in its basic tiers of service. The Company also allows digital subscribers to subscribe to one or more packages of premium channels, including additional HD channels. In digital tiers of service, the Company allows a subscriber to upgrade the standard digital device to one with DVR or HD DVR capabilities, which may be rented or purchased. The Company provides a VoD enabled set-top box for the customers who subscribe to a digital tier. The! Company ! also offers VoD services, including catch-up television, on a subscription basis or a transaction basis, depending on location and the tier of digital service selected by the subscriber. Liberty Global offers analog services in its broadband markets, except in the United Kingdom and in Puerto Rico. Subscribers to its analog video service receive 21 to 67 channels of video service. In Ireland and Slovakia, the Company offers various video channels through multichannel multipoint (microwave) distribution systems (MMDS).

The Company’s channel offerings include entertainment, sports, movies, documentaries, lifestyles, news, adult, children and ethnic and foreign channels. It also offers various premium channel packages, such as sports, family and international focus, and its VoD service provides various movies and special events. Liberty Global offers digital video services through DTH satellite in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. It offers these services through UPC DTH S.a.r.l (UPC DTH), a subsidiary of UPC Holding, which also provides these services in Romania with FocusSat Romania Srl (FocusSat). The Company offers a basic video tier of services. The Company, through its interactive services, offers Horizon TV, which is a multimedia home gateway, in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, Poland and the Czech Republic. Horizon TV is a media platform, which allows distribution of video, voice and data content in the home and multiple devices. Horizon TV has a user interface that enables customers to view channels, VoD programming and personal media content and to pause, replay and record programming. Horizon TV also integrates access to personal media content, such as photos, music and movies stored in the home network. Horizon TV also allows recording till approximately four programs simultaneously and to connect till over four devices at the same time and view different content.

The Company offers applications for various online services, such as Y! ouTube, F! acebook and Picasa. The Horizon family of products also includes an online television application for viewing on a second screen, Horizon Go, which allows video customers to view linear channels. Horizon Go also offers access to VoD and, for Horizon TV customers, the second screen devices also acts as a remote control. The Company, through Horizon Go, allows remotely scheduling the recording of a television program on the Horizon TV box at home through an iPhone operating system (iOS) or Android mobile digital device or an Internet Web browser. The Company offers digital video experiences through the TiVo platform in the United Kingdom. The TiVo boxes provide converged television and broadband Internet capabilities. The Company also offers MyPrime, which is a subscription VoD offering. MyPrime offers customers streaming access to a library of on-demand content. Liberty Global offers various ranges of broadband Internet service in its broadband communications market. Its service includes download speeds ranging from less than one megabit per second (Mbps) to an ultra high-speed Internet service of 500 Mbps in Hungary and Romania. Its Internet service includes e-mail, address book and parental controls. The Company also offers broadband services through its operations, which include security, such as anti-virus and spam protection, and online storage and Web spaces. The Company also offers mobile broadband services.

The Company’s residential subscribers access the Internet through cable modems connected to their Internet capable devices, including personal computers, at various speeds depending on the range of service selected. The Company offers a community wireless fidelity (WiFi) in the home (Community WiFi). The Company offers Community WiFi under the brand Wi-Free in Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Romania, and as WifiSpots in the Netherlands. The Company has approximately 6.1 million access points in its European footprint. The Company offer! s telepho! ny services through its voice-over-Internet-protocol (VoIP) technology in its broadband communication markets. In the United Kingdom, Chile and Hungary, the Company also provides circuit-switched fixed-line telephony services. The Company allows selecting its fixed-line telephony service in its various tiers and in combination with one or more of its other services. The Company’s fixed-line telephony service includes a fixed-line telephony product for line rental and various calling plans, which consist of unlimited network, national or international calling, off-peak calling and minute packages, including calls to fixed and mobile phones. It also offers value added services, such as a personal call manager, unified messaging and a second or third phone line. The Company also offers a phone application that allows its fixed-line telephony customers with smartphones to use their fixed-line call packages.

Liberty Global offers mobile services, both data and voice, as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Austria, Chile and Hungary. In the United Kingdom and Germany, it provides mobile telephony as light MVNOs. In these countries, the Company leases the core network, as well as the radio access network from a mobile network operator. The Company offers its mobile services in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Austria, Hungary and Chile. In the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland, the Company offers its mobile services to its customers who subscribe to at least one of its other products, such as video, broadband Internet or fixed-line telephony. The Company’s mobile services include voice, short message service (SMS) and Internet or data access. The Company offers calling service, both within and out of network, with a charge or under a postpaid monthly service plan. The Company’s mobile services are primarily on a postpaid basis with customers subscribing to services for periods ranging from activation for a SIM! -only con! tract to till approximately 24 months. In Belgium, the Company offers postpaid service without a minimum contract term. In the United Kingdom, it also offers a prepaid service, where the customers pay in advance for a pre-determined amount of airtime or data and generally have no minimum contract term.

European Operations Division

The Company’s European Operations Division operates a cable network in the United Kingdom under the Virgin Media brand and cable, and MMDS networks in Ireland under the UPC brand (UPC Ireland). Both Virgin Media’s and UPC Ireland’s video services include a range of digital interactive services, including VoD and a range of premium subscription-based and pay-per-view services. United Kingdom Virgin Media offers triple-play services consisting of video, Internet and fixed-line telephony in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Virgin Media also offers quadruple-play services that include mobile voice and data services as an MVNO through an arrangement with a mobile communications provider. The Company’s Virgin Media also offers an Internet streaming video service, Virgin TV Anywhere, which allows its video customers to stream approximately 117 real-time video channels and watch VoD content in the United Kingdom. Virgin Media also offers the multimedia home gateway TiVo to its digital video customers. The Company offers recording of over three programs simultaneously when watching an existing recording. TiVo customers can also access television channels and manage their TiVo box with a laptop, smartphone or tablet. When in the home, these devices also act as a remote control for TiVo. It also offers a TiVo app for the Netflix video service that allows approximately five individual profiles on a single account.

The Company’s Virgin Media offers its subscribers premium digital channels from Sky plc (Sky) and premium BT Sport channels. Virgin Media subscribers receive these channels through a smart card on Virgin Media’s ne! twork as ! part of Virgin Media’s services or for an incremental subscription fee. The Company also allows Virgin Media subscribers using TiVo to access Internet programming services and a Eurosport application. Virgin Media also offers mobile services and allows its customers accessing a network of public WiFi hotspots, including in the London underground train (Tube) stations. The Company’s UPC Ireland offers its digital subscribers various premium channels, such as sports, movies, adult, ethnic and kids. UPC Ireland’s services include Horizon TV and. It also offers Horizon Go, giving access to linear channels and VoD programming. UPC Ireland provides broadband Internet download speed till approximately 240 Mbps. Liberty Global’s Unitymedia KabelBW offers its subscribers premium video channels from Sky Deutschland. It offers VoD to its digital video service on a pay-per-view basis and includes HD and 3D content. Unitymedia KabelBW also offers Horizon Go, which allows accessing to over 100 linear channels of which 13 channels and VoD programming are accessed remotely. The Company’s operations of the European Operations Division in the Netherlands are conducted by Ziggo under the Ziggo brand. Ziggo’s operations cover regional areas, including Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Maastricht.

LiLAC Division

The Company’s operations attributed to the LiLAC Group are located in Chile and Puerto Rico, where it offers a range of broadband services over its cable distribution systems, mobile services in Chile. The Company’s broadband distribution business and mobile services in Chile are conducted through subsidiary, VTR. The Company’s broadband telecommunications service in Puerto Rico is conducted through its subsidiary, Liberty Puerto Rico. VTR offers triple-play services consisting of video, broadband Internet and fixed-line telephony services in over 30 communities within Santiago and 40 communities outside Santiago, including Chile’s cities, such as Iquique, Antofaga! sta, Conc! epcion, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso and Rancagua, and other cities across Chile. VTR obtains programming from the United States, Europe, Argentina and Mexico. VTR also carries domestic Chilean cable programming, which includes local events, such as football (soccer) matches and regional content. VTR offers a range of digital video services, including basic and premium packages. All digital video services are encrypted and require a set-top box provided by VTR. The premium channels include movies, sports, international and adult channels. VoD services, including catch-up television, are available on a subscription or a transaction basis, depending on location. VoD services include over 3,900 titles of on-demand content, including multi-screen features.

The Company competes with Sky, BT, Digi TV, Deutsche Telekom, M7 Group SA, DirecTV, Dish Network Corporation, TalkTalk Telecom Group plc (TalkTalk), Entel PCS Telecommunications SA, Everything Everywhere Limited, Vodafone Germany, Telefonica Germany Holding AG, Movistar, Claro, Orange Poland and Vectra S.A., Sunrise Communications AG, Telekom Austria, Swisscom, Proximus NV/SA, KPN, Tele2 Netherlands Holding N.V., United Internet AG, France Telecom S.A, Vodafone Ireland and Eircom Limited.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp lowered its stake in Liberty Global PLC Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) by 21.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 84,000 shares of the company’s stock after selling 22,641 shares during the quarter. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp’s holdings in Liberty Global PLC Class A were worth $2,313,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    UBS Group upgraded shares of Liberty Global PLC Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Friday morning, www.benzinga.com reports. They currently have $33.50 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $37.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Liberty Global PLC Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) by 37.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 515,191 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 139,156 shares during the quarter. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Liberty Global PLC Class A were worth $14,188,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.(SCHN)

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. recycles ferrous and nonferrous scrap metals; and manufactures finished steel products worldwide. It operates through two segments, Auto and Metals Recycling (AMR) and Steel Manufacturing Business (SMB). The AMR segment buys, collects, processes, recycles, sells, and brokers scrap metals, as well as processes mixed and large pieces of scrap metal into smaller pieces by crushing, torching, shearing, shredding, and sorting. This segment offers ferrous scrap metal, a feedstock used in the production of finished steel products; and nonferrous products, including aluminum, copper, stainless steel, nickel, brass, titanium, lead, high temperature alloys, and joint products. It sells ferrous and nonferrous recycled metal products to steel mills, foundries, and smelters. This segment also procures salvaged vehicles and sells serviceable used auto parts from these vehicles through its 55 self-service auto parts stores in the United States and Western Canada, as well as sells auto bodies and parts containing ferrous and nonferrous materials, such as engines, transmissions, and alternators to wholesalers. The SMB segment produces various finished steel products using recycled metal and other raw materials. It offers semi-finished goods, which include billets; and finished goods consisting of rebar, coiled rebar, wire rods, merchant bars, and other specialty products. This segment serves steel service centers, construction industry subcontractors, steel fabricators, wire drawers, and farm and wood products suppliers. Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Royce & Associates LP lessened its position in Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCHN) by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 292,391 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 4,400 shares during the quarter. Royce & Associates LP’s holdings in Schnitzer Steel Industries were worth $9,854,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. lifted its position in shares of Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCHN) by 149.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 60,730 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 36,390 shares during the quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. owned about 0.23% of Schnitzer Steel Industries worth $2,047,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Energy Fuels Inc(UUUU)

Energy Fuels Inc. was incorporated on June 24, 1987 in the Province of Alberta under the name “368408 Alberta Inc.” In October 1987, 368408 Alberta Inc. changed its name to “Trevco Oil & Gas Ltd.” In May 1990, Trevco Oil & Gas Ltd. changed its name to “Trev Corp.” In August 1994, Trev Corp. changed its name to “Orogrande Resources Inc.” In April 2001 Orogrande Resources Inc. changed its name to “Volcanic Metals Exploration Inc.” On September 2, 2005, the Company was continued under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario). On March 26, 2006, Volcanic Metals Exploration Inc. acquired 100% of the outstanding shares of “Energy Fuels Resources Corporation.” On May 26, 2006, Volcanic Metals Exploration Inc. changed its name to “Energy Fuels Inc.” On November 5, 2013, the Company amended its Articles to consolidate its issued and outstanding common shares on the basis of one post-consolidation common share for every 50 pre-consolidation Common Shares.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energy Fuels (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR)’s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at HC Wainwright in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. They presently have a $4.25 price objective on the basic materials company’s stock. HC Wainwright’s target price points to a potential upside of 58.58% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energy Fuels Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,265,513 shares, an increase of 19.6% from the May 31st total of 1,893,582 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 589,166 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.8 days. Approximately 3.3% of the shares of the stock are short sold.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Old West Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in Energy Fuels Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm purchased 578,496 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,003,000.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) changed up its dance card this week sending Mark Fields to the sidelines, replacing him with 62-year-old Jim Hackett. Like voting in a 70-year-old president, Hackett’s hiring is going to hurt Ford stock.

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I’ve never met the man and don’t know any more about him than most InvestorPlace readers do, so I’m not about to suggest his tenure will be a failure, but I can say that investors will recognize pretty quickly that Hackett is not a permanent fix.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc.(PCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Plum Creek Timber (NYSE:PCL) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Plum Creek Timber earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the industrial goods maker an impact score of 46.0048348022167 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Plum Creek Timber (NYSE:PCL) has trended positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Plum Creek Timber earned a daily sentiment score of 0.37 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the industrial goods maker an impact score of 45.0964567289057 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Acacia Communications, Inc. (ACIA)

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    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) jumped 43.3 percent to $0.5447 after the micro-cap specialty diagnostics company reported preliminary first-quarter results. The company said its first quarter revenue rose 286 percent from the same quarter a year ago to $712,000.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) gained 34.5 percent to $4.52 after the company announced it would proceed with Phase 3 development of GR-MD-02 for NASH Cirrhosis following the FDA meeting.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) shares rose 21.9 percent to $8.1063.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16 percent to $15.65.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares jumped 15.5 percent to $3.6263 after the company disclosed that its application for Medicare codes received favorable preliminary decision.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) rose 13.7 percent to $10.12.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 13.7 percent to $4.6743.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares gained 12.2 percent to $35.34 as optical sector is seeing strength following President Trump's announcement that he would work with China related to ZTE Corp.
    Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) shares rose 11.3 percent to $35.17. Jefferies upgraded Tailored Brands from Hold to Buy.
    Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ: KONA) jumped 10.6 percent to $2.875.
    Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ: FNHC) shares rose 10.6 percent to $20.29. Raymond James upgraded Federated National Holding from Outperform to Strong Buy.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) climbed 10.2 percent to $15.15. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) shares climbed 10.1 percent to $3.16. Stein Mart is expected to release Q1 earnings on May 23.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 9.7 percent to $108.60 after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restar
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    Investors always need to understand the risks of what they’re buying, Cramer reminded viewers, as he dug into the surprise, but totally foreseeable, 35% decline in shares of Acacia Communications (ACIA) on Monday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Piper Jaffray Companies upgraded shares of Acacia Communications (NASDAQ:ACIA) from a neutral rating to an overweight rating in a research note published on Thursday, MarketBeat reports. They currently have $46.00 price objective on the technology company’s stock, up from their previous price objective of $38.00.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Fonar Corporation(FONR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fonar Co. (NASDAQ:FONR) Treasurer Raymond V. Damadian sold 2,400 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.50, for a total value of $58,800.00. Following the sale, the treasurer now directly owns 123,202 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,018,449. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Fonar Co. (NASDAQ:FONR) Treasurer Raymond V. Damadian sold 900 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.68, for a total value of $22,212.00. Following the completion of the sale, the treasurer now directly owns 121,852 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,007,307.36. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Fonar Co. (NASDAQ:FONR) Treasurer Raymond V. Damadian sold 1,320 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.47, for a total value of $36,260.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the treasurer now owns 127,802 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,510,720.94. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Smith(wh)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc (NYSE:WH) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have issued a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $71.83.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Tower Research Capital LLC TRC acquired a new position in shares of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc (NYSE:WH) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor acquired 2,453 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $145,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) and Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc.  (NYSE:WH)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 13, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:WH) declared a dividend on Monday, May 21st, Fidelity reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 15th will be given a dividend of 0.25 per share on Friday, June 29th. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 14th.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Global hotel franchisor Wyndham Hotels and Resorts (NYSE:WH) attempted a dramatic transformation last year when it completed both the acquisition of La Quinta Holdings and a spinoff from parent Wyndham Destinations on successive days (May 31 and June 1, respectively).

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Patterson Companies, Inc.(PDCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gabelli Funds LLC lifted its stake in Patterson Companies (NASDAQ:PDCO) by 18.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 560,300 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 87,800 shares during the quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC owned 0.59% of Patterson Companies worth $12,455,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Patterson Companies (PDCO)

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  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Shares of Patterson Companies (NASDAQ:PDCO) are up 4.4% at 12:45 p.m. EDT, having been up as much as 12.1%, after the dental and animal health company announced results of its fourth fiscal quarter that ended on April 28.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Cable One, Inc.(CABO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cable One Inc (NYSE:CABO) major shareholder Donald Graham sold 4,316 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, June 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $662.60, for a total value of $2,859,781.60. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Cable One (NYSE:CABO) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 27, 2019 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cable One (CABO)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd bought a new position in Cable One Inc (NYSE:CABO) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 338 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $247,000.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Alphabet Inc.(GOOGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    If you had invested in Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Google — now part of Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) — three years ago, your return on investment would be about the same. Microsoft’s shares have climbed 119% as of this writing, and Google/Alphabet shares are up 105%. Those are impressive gains on their own, but they’re even better when you consider that the S&P 500 gained just 30% over the same period.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    Even if those estimates are overly optimistic, they serve to illustrate the massive opportunity created by AI. It also explains recent announcements by Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG), and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), that each is placing additional emphasis on the nascent technology.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Just a couple of months ago, AI-powered security camera maker Lighthouse shut down after its first product, its eponymous Lighthouse camera, was a commercial flop. The start-up had raised around $17 million, according to Crunchbase, and launched the $300 device (which also required a $10-per-month subscription) just over a year ago. Lighthouse’s technology leveraged 3D sensors and machine learning in order to recognize faces and monitor environments, and the company had high hopes of challenging Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary Google in the smart-home space.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of cybersecurity specialist FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) jumped 9.9% higher on Thursday afternoon, peaking near 2:30 p.m. EDT. The stock surged after Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google published a blog post detailing how FireEye helped the company identify and shut down a network of online accounts with secret links to the Iranian government. The stock had cooled down to a 6.4% gain by 3:30 p.m. EDT.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Willis Lease Finance Corporation(WLFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Willis Lease Finance Co. (NASDAQ:WLFC) CEO Charles F. Iv Willis sold 4,718 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.19, for a total transaction of $147,154.42. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 706,058 shares in the company, valued at approximately $22,021,949.02. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: SVB Financial Group(SIVB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares were also up, gaining 19 percent to $305.90 following strong quarterly results.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares were also up, gaining 17 percent to $301.12 following strong quarterly results.

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Shannon Jones and guest Matt Frankel walk through how Morningstar (NASDAQ:MORN), Credit Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:CACC), and SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) have all crushed their peers and risen by more than 35% so far this year.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Jefferies Financial Group Weighs in on SVB Financial Group’s Q3 2019 Earnings (SIVB) (americanbankingnews.com) $664.11 Million in Sales Expected for SVB Financial Group (SIVB) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Equities Analysts Set Expectations for SVB Financial Group’s Q1 2019 Earnings (SIVB) (americanbankingnews.com) SVB Financial Group (SIVB) Expected to Announce Earnings of $4.44 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Jefferies Financial Group Boosts SVB Financial Group (SIVB) Price Target to $378.00 (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on SIVB shares. BidaskClub cut SVB Financial Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 30th. Zacks Investment Research cut SVB Financial Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 31st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their price objective on SVB Financial Group from $345.00 to $375.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, June 11th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Wells Fargo & Co upped their price objective on SVB Financial Group from $325.00 to $335.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 26th. Finally, Stephens reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $350.00 price objective on shares of SVB Financial Group in a research note on Friday, July 13th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and sixteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. SVB Financial Group currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $354.06.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) reported first-quarter earnings that exceeded expectations throughout the business. The holding company for Silicon Valley Bank, which specializes in providing banking services to entrepreneurs and private equity firms, beat estimates on both the top and bottom lines. As of 10:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, the stock was up by nearly 18%.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Penumbra, Inc.(PEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    Penumbra, Inc. (NYSE:PEN) Valuation in Focus (vassarnews.com) Price Target in Focus For Penumbra, Inc. (NYSE:PEN) (cantoncaller.com) Bounding Shares, What’s Next for Penumbra, Inc. (NYSE:PEN)? (cantoncaller.com) Penumbra Inc (PEN): Examining Today’s Signals (zeelandpress.com) Daniel Donen Davis Sells 7,500 Shares of Penumbra Inc (PEN) Stock (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of NYSE PEN opened at $129.10 on Friday. Penumbra has a 12-month low of $82.55 and a 12-month high of $167.35. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.45 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -12,910.00, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 24.42 and a beta of 0.15.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Penumbra (PEN)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.02) by $0.08, Fidelity Earnings reports. Penumbra had a return on equity of 1.15% and a net margin of 3.65%. The business had revenue of $102.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $90.98 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.10) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 40.3% compared to the same quarter last year.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Penumbra (NYSE: PEN) and Globus Medical (NYSE:GMED) are both mid-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and valuation.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Penumbra Inc  (NYSE:PEN)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 05, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) Director Bridget O’rourke purchased 700 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 25th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $156.40 per share, for a total transaction of $109,480.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019

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While crude prices stumbled into 2016, they found their footing by mid-year and roared back to life, ending the year up about 42%. Those rising prices lifted most oil stocks. However, a handful of large-cap oil stocks rose above the crowd by outperforming crude’s rally. Those top-tier performers wereContinental Resources (NYSE:CLR), Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD), and Cimarex Energy (NYSE:XEC):

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Here’s what made this quintet the best oil stocks of the year.

Rising from the ashes

Bakken shale-focused driller Continental Resources was one of 2016’s biggest surprise performers in the oil patch. That is partially due to an atrocious 2015, when the stock plunged more than 40%. However, Continental made back its losses from 2015, and then some, because of its impressive performance in 2016. After initially anticipating a double-digit production decline in 2016, the company now expects production to come in roughly flat thanks to stronger-than-anticipated well performance and higher oil prices. It also generated excess cash flow and sold non-core assets to pay down debt. The result is that Continental Resources is in a much stronger position at the end of 2016 than it was to start the year, which lifted a huge weight that had been holding down the stock.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: LINE Corporation (LN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Line (NYSE:LN) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday.

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    But as platforms such as Line (LN) and Tencent’s (TCEHY) WeChat show, Messenger and WhatsApp each have tremendous potential to be monetized through some mixture of ads, payments, e-commerce services and in-app transactions. WeChat, which just topped 1 billion MAUs, is believed to have accounted for a healthy portion of the $36.4 billion in revenue Tencent produced last year. Line, which had 168 million MAUs at the end of last year, had 2017 revenue of 167 billion yen ($1.56 billion).

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(ANIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mallinckrodt (NYSE: MNK) and ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:ANIP) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Canaccord Genuity set a $82.00 target price on ANI Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ANIP) in a research report released on Tuesday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Patterson Companies, Inc.(PDCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Patterson Companies (NASDAQ:PDCO) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 21, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Shares of Patterson Companies (NASDAQ:PDCO) are up 4.4% at 12:45 p.m. EDT, having been up as much as 12.1%, after the dental and animal health company announcedresults of its fourth fiscal quarter that ended on April 28.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gabelli Funds LLC lifted its stake in Patterson Companies (NASDAQ:PDCO) by 18.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 560,300 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 87,800 shares during the quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC owned 0.59% of Patterson Companies worth $12,455,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    American International Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Patterson Companies (NASDAQ:PDCO) by 320.9% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 182,605 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 139,218 shares during the period. American International Group Inc. owned approximately 0.19% of Patterson Companies worth $4,059,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Patterson Companies (PDCO)

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: First Savings Financial Group, Inc.(FSFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about First Savings Financial Group (NASDAQ:FSFG) have trended somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Savings Financial Group earned a media sentiment score of -0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 49.1494069754243 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: CVR Refining, LP(CVRR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) shares climbed 23.2 percent to $155.19 after Elliott Management confirmed a $160 per share cash offer for athenahealth.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) gained 21.3 percent to $8.83. Evolus named David Moatazedi as new CEO.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) climbed 18.2 percent to $3.12 after falling 39.86 percent on Friday.
    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) rose 15.6 percent to $27.53 after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) rose 13 percent to $2.26.
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC) gained 11.9 percent to $7.35.
    National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) surged 11.8 percent to $6.24 after the company posted upbeat quarterly profit.
    Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) shares gained 11.3 percent to $3.56.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) shares rose 8.8 percent to $18.875.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) rose 8.7 percent to $2.9683.
    Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE: KOS) shares rose 7.4 percent to $7.40.
    Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) rose 7 percent to $2.88 after climbing 1.89 percent on Friday.
    Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR) surged 6 percent to $15.93. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Cloudera with a Buy rating.
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) rose 5.1 percent to $257.35. Barclays upgraded Illumina from Equal-Weight to Overweight.

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    The Big Boys’ Pick
    Of the group, CVRR (NYSE: CVRR) is in the best position. Apparently, Mr. Icahn agrees, which is why he owns 5.7 million shares, a stake worth more than $100 million. Other big institutional owners include the likes of Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Twin Disc, Incorporated (NASDAQ: TWIN) shares surged 24.34 percent to close at $28.86 following Q3 earnings.
    Bioblast Pharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: ORPN) rose 21.89 percent to close at $2.45.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) gained 20.19 percent to close at $8.75. Evolus named David Moatazedi as new CEO.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) rose 18.56 percent to close at $3.13 on Monday after falling 39.86 percent on Friday.
    CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE: CVM) gained 17.09 percent to close at $2.74.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) shares jumped 16.39 percent to close at $146.75 on Monday after Elliott Management confirmed a $160 per share cash offer for athenahealth.
    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) rose 15.45 percent to close at $27.50 after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.
    National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) surged 15.23 percent to close at $6.43 after the company posted upbeat quarterly profit.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) rose 14.53 percent to close at $7.33
    CohBar, Inc. (NASDAQ: CWBR) gained 14.36 percent to close at $6.29.
    Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTPH) gained 12.69 percent to close at $3.64.
    Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) gained 12.27 percent to close at $10.89 following Q1 results.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) shares climbed 9.8 percent to close at $19.05.
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) rose 4.93 percent to close at $256.89. Barclays upgraded Illumina from Equal-Weight to Overweight.
    Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR) surged 3.92 percent to close at $15.63. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Cloudera with a Buy rating.

     

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares rose 18.3 percent to $37.25 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.74 percent on Friday.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) rose 12.1 percent to $2.69 in pre-market trading after surging 4.80 percent on Friday.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 10.9 percent to $109.75 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restarted its review of QUALCOMM Incorporated’s (NASDAQ: QCOM) proposed takeover of NXP Semiconductors.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) rose 10.6 percent to $15.20 in pre-market trading. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN) rose 10 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading.
    Vaxart, Inc. (NASDAQ: VXRT) shares rose 8 percent to $5.54 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.19 percent on Friday.
    Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFIE) rose 7.3 percent to $4.58 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.22 percent on Friday.
    Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) rose 7 percent to $22.49 in pre-market trading after falling 1.96 percent on Friday.
    Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) shares rose 6.9 percent to $9.16 in pre-market trading.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 5.7 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.92 percent on Friday.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) rose 5.4 percent to $19.70 in pre-market trading.
    Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE: AGM) rose 5.2 percent to $92.95 in pre-market trading.
    International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) rose 5.2 percent to $29.94 in pre-market trading.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares rose 5.1 percent to $66.30 in the pre-market trading session.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5 percent to $10.70 in pre-market trading after climbing 15.66 percent on Friday.
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Closed-end fund (CEF) investors are going crazy again. This time, theyre grossly overpaying.

Today well discuss five incredibly popular funds that are not likely to become more celebrated, and should be sold immediately.

Yes, first-level income hounds can be as greedy as they are fearful. In January 2016, they wanted nothing to do with CEFs. Exactly when many funds were about to embark on an 18-month tear!

Yet today, theyre willing to pay $1.49 for just $1 in assets. This is a recipe to lose money. Or at best, see your portfolio trade sideways.

This Discount/Premium as Margin of Safety (or Lack Thereof)

CEFs, unlike their mutual fund cousins, have fixed share counts. This makes their prices subject to the animal spirit whims of the market for better or for worse.

fixed income investments: Pacific Ethanol Inc.(PEIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Pacific Ethanol Inc (NASDAQ: PEIX) got a boost, shooting up 30 percent to $5.47 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.

fixed income investments: 3M Company(MMM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    3M Co.’s (NYSE: MMM) latest quarterly earnings report is expected on Tuesday. The consensus estimates are $2.06 in earnings per share (EPS) and $7.47 billion in revenue. Shares were trading most recently at $191.50, in a 52-week range of $163.17 to $193.50. The consensus price target is $190.50.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is set to report its second-quarter results on Tuesday. The analysts consensus estimates call for EPS of $2.54 and $7.86 billion in revenue. Shares of 3M were changing hands at $211.07 at Fridays close. The consensus price target is $205.09, and the 52-week range is $163.85 to $214.57.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Second, how will the Dow get to that big magic number? Well, the six biggest stock weightings in the DJIA are: Goldman Sachs (GS), 3M (MMM), International Business Machines (IBM), UnitedHealth Group (UNH), and Boeing (BA). What you will notice looking at a day like yesterday is that tech led the way sector wise. If the Dow is going to outperform, we need mega caps to outperform. We need those six stocks to outperform. So we need a day where financials and industrials outperform to get there. Given the trends in sector leadership, that is bound to happen…We are one Trump tweet talking about how yuuuuuuge Goldman Sachs is away from 20k.

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Here is the list of the Dow components, which are scheduled to report this week:

    1. 3M Co
    Company: 3M Co (NYSE: MMM). Date of Reporting: Tuesday, before the market open. EPS Estimate vs. Year-ago EPS: $2.54 versus $2.08. Revenue Estimate: $7.86 billion versus $7.66 billion. Stock Gain/Loss (year to date): 18.12 percent.
    2. Caterpillar
    Company: Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT). Date of Reporting: Tuesday, before the market open. EPS Estimate vs. Year-ago EPS: $1.25 versus $1.09. Revenue Estimate: $10.93 billion versus $10.94 billion. Stock Gain/Loss (year to date): 16.10 percent.
    3. McDonald’s
    Company: McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD). Date of Reporting: Tuesday, before the market open. EPS Estimate vs. Year-ago EPS: $1.62 versus $1.45. Revenue Estimate: $5.96 billion versus $6.26 billion. Stock Gain/Loss (year to date): 25.35 percent.
    4. United Technologies
    Company: United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) Date of Reporting: Tuesday, before the market open. EPS Estimate vs. Year-ago EPS: $1.78 versus $1.82. Revenue Estimate: $15.24 billion versus $14.87 billion. Stock Gain/Loss (year to date): 12.47 percent.

    See also: 3 Reasons Alcoa Is No Longer The Curtain-Raising Event Of Earnings Season

fixed income investments: Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC(FTAI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

    Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors (FTAI) Lifted to B- at TheStreet (americanbankingnews.com) BidaskClub Upgrades Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors (FTAI) to “Buy” (americanbankingnews.com) Active Mover Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC (NYSE: FTAI) (alphabetastock.com) Services Stock Buzz: Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC (FTAI) (stocksgeeks.com) Contrasting H&E Equipment Services (HEES) & Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors (FTAI) (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of FTAI opened at $16.25 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $1,365.03, a PE ratio of 135.42 and a beta of 1.56. Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors has a 12-month low of $14.25 and a 12-month high of $20.13.

fixed income investments: Green Brick Partners, Inc.(GRBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Monday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedgoing long on small cap homebuilder stockGreen Brick Partners (NASDAQ: GRBK):

    For Green Brick Partners, we’re mainly feeding off of the hammer-shaped reversal bar from last week. That long-tailed low only had to kiss the 200-day moving average line (green) at $8.45 to kick-start a reversal, and we’ve seen some nice bullish follow-through so far. Ideally we’d like to see a move above the February ceiling around $9.90, but we fear waiting that long could leave us chasing it higher. See, what you can’t see on the chart (because it’s further back) is that GRBK is no stranger to multi-point runups. Based on its past runs, Green Brick Partners could be in the high teens before you even know it.

fixed income investments: Shaw Communications Inc.(SJR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The price of Bitcoin surged more than 17% to top $8,000 in a rapid move that surprised many investors this morning. The sudden rally appears to be the result of a short squeeze, according to CNBC contributor Brian Kelly. This means that investors who had been betting on a decline in the price of the world’s largest cryptocurrency had been forced to jump back and buy the currency again. A lot of people have been betting on a decline in the price of Bitcoin heading toward the April 17 tax deadline. The expectation is that many people will need to sell their Bitcoin in order to raise cash to meet tax obligations. Here’s our latest daily insight on why the Bitcoin bear market may end very soon.
    Markets gains have been capped by concerns about the latest news out of the Federal Reserve. On Wednesday, minutes from the Fed’s most recent meeting indicated that policy makers are prepared to raise interest rates several more times in the coming months in order to stave off concerns about inflation.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: BLK, FB, DAL
    Shares of BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) are on the move after the company reported earnings before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $6.70. Analysts projected the firm would report EPS of $6.45 on top of $3.28 billion in revenue. The firm topped revenue expectations. The firm noted that an increase in its consulting fees and the recent tax reform bill helped bolster its profitability by 27%.
    The stock of Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has climbed more than 6% since Tuesday. Investors cheered the testimony of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who appeared before Congress for two days to discuss his company’s privacy policies. The CEO and his firm have been under intense scrutiny since news broke that 87 million user accounts had been accessed without permission by consulting firm Cambridge Analytica during the 2016 election season. The firm had ties to President Trump’s campaign.
    Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) reported ea

fixed income investments: Patterson Companies, Inc.(PDCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Patterson Companies Inc. (NASDAQ: PDCO) dropped about 7.9% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $32.07 after closing at $34.82 on Monday. The 52-week high is $48.30. Volume was around 5 million, more than three times the daily average of around 1.6 million. The distributor of dental and animal health care products missed earnings and revenues estimates this morning.

  • [By Chuck Saletta]

    Patterson Companies (NASDAQ:PDCO) has been around since 1877; it’s a strong player in human dental health services and a big distributor of animal-health-related products. With around 140 years of history behind it, Patterson knows how to survive times of war and economic turmoil, which should give you reason to believe it will be around for some time to come.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    The three top dividend stocks in the dentistry industry are Patterson Companies (NASDAQ:PDCO), Zimmer Biomet Holdings (NYSE:ZBH), and Danaher (NYSE:DHR). But two of these, Zimmer Biomet and Danaher, pay out only small dividends.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018

Investment company Hutchinson Capital Management buys Simon Property Group Inc, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, sells Bank of New York Mellon Corp, McKesson Corp during the 3-months ended 2017-09-30, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Hutchinson Capital Management. As of 2017-09-30, Hutchinson Capital Management owns 47 stocks with a total value of $371 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: SPG, RDS.A, Added Positions: DNOW, JEC, INTC, WSM, Reduced Positions: BK, CCL, RHI, MRK, MKL, MSFT, HSBC, BA, VLO, XOM, Sold Out: MCK,

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

These are the top 5 holdings of HUTCHINSON CAPITAL MANAGEMENTNovo Nordisk A/S (NVO) – 509,306 shares, 6.62% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.48%Robert Half International Inc (RHI) – 462,977 shares, 6.29% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 1.15%Carnival Corp (CCL) – 348,925 shares, 6.08% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 3.72%Intel Corp (INTC) – 549,954 shares, 5.65% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 2.77%Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) – 375,915 shares, 5.59% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.89%New Purchase: Simon Property Group Inc (SPG)

Hutchinson Capital Management initiated holdings in Simon Property Group Inc. The purchase prices were between $153.23 and $166.37, with an estimated average price of $159.76. The stock is now traded at around $157.74. The impact to the portfolio due to this purchase was 2.46%. The holdings were 56,596 shares as of 2017-09-30.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: Patterson Companies, Inc.(PDCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chuck Saletta]

    Patterson Companies (NASDAQ:PDCO) has been around since 1877; it’s a strong player in human dental health services and a big distributor of animal-health-related products. With around 140 years of history behind it, Patterson knows how to survive times of war and economic turmoil, which should give you reason to believe it will be around for some time to come.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    The three top dividend stocks in the dentistry industry are Patterson Companies (NASDAQ:PDCO), Zimmer Biomet Holdings (NYSE:ZBH), and Danaher (NYSE:DHR). But two of these, Zimmer Biomet and Danaher, pay out only small dividends.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Patterson Companies Inc. (NASDAQ: PDCO) dropped about 7.9% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $32.07 after closing at $34.82 on Monday. The 52-week high is $48.30. Volume was around 5 million, more than three times the daily average of around 1.6 million. The distributor of dental and animal health care products missed earnings and revenues estimates this morning.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: Century Casinos, Inc.(CNTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Century Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNTY) shares dropped 15 percent to $7.77. Century Casinos priced its 4.25 million share offering at $7.50 per share.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: Sealed Air Corporation(SEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Sealed Air(SEE) has fallen 0.7% to $28.35 after the food-safety company was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight atBarclays.

    Towers Watson(TW) has dropped 0.5% to $102.49 after it was cut to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan. It was also upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Sealed Air Corp. (NYSE: SEE) which traded down about 9% at $42.33. The stocks 52-week range is $42.01 to $50.62. Volume was nearly 11 million versus the daily average of 2.1 million shares.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Morgan Stanley downgraded Chipotle (NYSE: CMG) to Equal-Weight.
    UBS downgraded AMC Networks (NASDAQ: AMCX) to Sell.
    Citi upgraded Sealed Air (NYSE: SEE) to Buy.
    Goldman Sachs upgraded Reinsurance Group (NYSE: RGA) to Buy.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: Travelzoo Inc.(TZOO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Year to date, the company’s stock price has fallen over 42%. Meanwhile, its competitors’ share prices have increased during the same period. The Travelzoo Inc. (Nasdaq: TZOO) share price has gained 41% YTD, and Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN) has gained over 19%.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: Snyder's-Lance, Inc.(LNCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Snyder’s-Lance Inc (NASDAQ: LNCE) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.23 per share on revenue of $470.33 million.

    Examworks Group, Inc. (NYSE: EXAM) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $217.47 million.