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Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now

It’s time to thank members of the nation’s most-trusted profession.

Some restaurants across the country are showing nurses a little love by offering freebies and discounts for National Nurses Week, which kicks off Sunday.

The week goes through May 12, which was the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

For the past 16 years, the Gallup poll has named nurses as the most-trusted profession in its ratings of honesty and ethical standards in professions.

The poll showed 82% of Americans describe nurses’ ethics as high or very high. By comparison, 60% rated members of Congress as low or very low for honesty and ethical standards.

Nurse appreciation deals

Participation can vary. To be on the safe side, check with your closest restaurants.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: PulteGroup, Inc.(PHM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PulteGroup (NYSE:PHM) was downgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from an overweight rating to an underweight rating.

    Rowan Companies (NYSE:RDC) was downgraded by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc from a buy rating to a hold rating.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is another top company with a wide product portfolio. PulteGroup Inc. (NYSE: PHM) is one of the largest public homebuilders in the United States, delivering over 21,000 homes in 2017. The company is also well-positioned in approximately 50 markets in 26 states, targeting the first-time, move-up and active adult buyer groups.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Pioneer Floating Rate Trust(PHD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about Pioneer Floating Rate Trust (NYSE:PHD) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pioneer Floating Rate Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the investment management company an impact score of 46.8710327510951 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media stories about Pioneer Floating Rate Trust (NYSE:PHD) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Pioneer Floating Rate Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 45.2372665895122 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.(PDM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. decreased its holdings in shares of Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:PDM) by 5.9% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 78,700 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 4,900 shares during the period. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. owned about 0.06% of Piedmont Office Realty Trust worth $1,568,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: PDM) is an owner, manager, developer, and operator of high-quality, Class A office properties in select sub-markets located primarily within eight major U.S. office markets. Its geographically-diversified, almost $5 billion portfolio is currently comprised of approximately 17 million square feet. The Company is a fully-integrated, self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) with local management offices in each of its major markets and is investment-grade rated by Standard & Poor's (BBB) and Moody's (Baa2). For more information, see www.piedmontreit.com.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Swiss National Bank lowered its position in shares of Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:PDM) by 7.1% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 235,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 17,900 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank owned about 0.18% of Piedmont Office Realty Trust worth $4,688,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about Piedmont Office Realty Trust (NYSE:PDM) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Piedmont Office Realty Trust earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.9712597210548 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Jersey Elec.(a)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Unless you’re a scientist, Fluidigm (NASDAQ:FLDM) is probably not in your lexicon. This business sells specialized laboratory instruments and the chemical reagents needed to operate them. That makes it pretty easy to overlook, as does its market cap of just $450 million. Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) and Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN) weigh in at a combined $65 billion by comparison.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) issued an update on its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.72-0.74 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.73. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.24-1.26 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.26 billion.

  • [By Taylor Cox]

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) which traded down about 10% at $62.51. The stock’s 52-week range is $55.60 to $75.00. Volume was 14 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.6 million.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now

Warren Buffett and the rest of Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) management have had a lingering problem for some time: Cash continues to build up on the balance sheet and there hasn’t been any attractive way to put it to work. At the end of 2017, Berkshire had more than $116 billion in cash and equivalents — far more than the $20 billion or so Buffett likes to keep on hand.

To be clear, having a hundred-billion-dollar cash stockpile is a good problem to have, but it’s still a problem. This is money that, instead of generating returns that can then be reinvested, is sitting around earning next to nothing in short-term treasuries.

Shareholders finally got some good news on this front. In Berkshire’s first-quarter earnings report, the company’s cash position went down for the first time in years.

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation(AP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Mexico City (AP) — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee swaying buildings and office towers in the country's capital, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake five months ago.

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    Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital killed at least six people, including a foreigner, and pinned security forces down for more than 13 hours before the last attacker was killed on Sunday, with the casualty toll expected to rise.

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    Paris (AP) — Floodwaters were nearing their peak in Paris on Saturday, with the rain-swollen Seine River engulfing scenic quays and threatening wine cellars and museum basements.

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    Des Moines, Iowa (AP) — It's been a billion-dollar lottery weekend after a lone Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire matched all six numbers and will claim a $570 million jackpot, one day after another single ticket sold in Florida nabbed a $450 million Mega Millions grand prize.

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    Jerusalem (AP) — Israeli authorities have begun distributing deportation notices to thousands of African migrants.

    In letters delivered Sunday, Israel says the migrants have 60 days to accept the offer to leave the country for an unnamed African destination in exchange for $3,500 and a plane ticket. Those who don't by Apr. 1 will be incarcerated indefinitely.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.(PDM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: PDM) dropped about 3.5% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $17.35. Shares closed at $17.98 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $22.74. Volume was about 60% above the daily average of around 1.3 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Snap-On Incorporated(SNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Thursday ended in the red for most major benchmarks on Wall Street, with the Dow trading down by triple digits at times before climbing back toward the close. After having bounced back sharply in recent days, stocks seemed to lose upward momentum, and interest rate fears returned to the market. The yield on the 10-year Treasury bond once again moved above the 2.9% mark, and shorter-term Treasurys had yields reach levels they haven’t seen in years. Yet even though the overall market was ready to take a break, some companies still enjoyed good news that lifted their shares. Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE:BK), Snap-on (NYSE:SNA), and Rigel Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:RIGL) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID reduced its stake in Snap-on (NYSE:SNA) by 0.3% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 154,025 shares of the company’s stock after selling 440 shares during the quarter. Snap-on makes up approximately 2.3% of Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID’s holdings, making the stock its 14th biggest holding. Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID’s holdings in Snap-on were worth $22,725,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Extra Space Storage Inc(EXR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Extra Space Storage Inc. (NYSE: EXR) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Merrill Lynch.

    ALSO READ: Jefferies Analysts Out With Top Stock Picks Before Global Tech Conference

    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (NYSE: GT) was reiterated as Buy with a $36 price target (versus a $25.16 close) at Argus. The firm noted that the recent sell-off offers an attractive entry point.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Extra Space Storage, Inc. (NYSE:EXR) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $93.95 and last traded at $93.32, with a volume of 318074 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $93.44.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc.(PNFP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Sensata Technologies Holding N.V.(ST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News coverage about Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sensata Technologies earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 47.3141406855551 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Harte-Hanks, Inc.(HHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Harte Hanks (NYSE:HHS) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Friday morning.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Progressive Corporation (PGR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Trexquant Investment LP bought a new stake in shares of Progressive Co. (NYSE:PGR) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 60,054 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $3,659,000.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Minerva Neurosciences, Inc(NERV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) shares jumped 92.1 percent to $7.01.
    iPic Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: IPIC) gained 21.6 percent to $9.73.
    Baozun Inc. (NASDAQ: BZUN) shares jumped 18.7 percent to $53.49 after reporting Q1 results.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) shares jumped 15.9 percent to $50.50. The company's "Smackdown Live" may not be renewed at NBCUniversal network and the company's "Monday Night Raw" program could be worth three times its current value elsewhere, according to a report for The Hollywood Reporter.
    Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPPI) gained 14.7 percent to $ 20.46 after the company issued further details on Phase 3 ADVANCE study of ROLONTIS.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) climbed 13.4 percent to $5.5009.
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) rose 13.3 percent to $ 14.23 after the company announced presentation of Phase 2 data from prostate cancer trial of 177Lu-PSMA-617 at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.
    Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX) gained 12.9 percent to $1.7499 after the company announced the sale of Post-Panamax Container Vessel for $21 million.
    Essendant Inc. (NASDAQ: ESND) gained 12.7 percent to $12.43. Essendant confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal from Staples of $11.50 per share in cash.
    Blink Charging Co (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 11.8 percent to $8.04 after surging 31.68 percent on Wednesday.
    OptimumBank Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPHC) gained 11.5 percent to $5.15.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares climbed 10.7 percent to $3.74.
    Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) rose 7.9 percent to $25.95 after climbing 7.90 percent on Wednesday.
    Minerva Neurosciences Inc (NASDAQ: NERV) rose 6.5 percent to $6.93 after Journal of Clinical Psychiatry published positive results of cognitive performance from Phase 2B trial of roluperidone in schizophrenia patients.
    Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) rose 5.6 percent to $40

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Magal Security Systems Ltd.(MAGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Magal Security Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: MAGS) is expected to report earnings for its first quarter.

    Four Seasons Education (Cayman) Inc. (NASDAQ: FEDU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $11.74 million.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now

President Trump needs a new director for his National Economic Council after Gary Cohn resigned.

There’s one candidate in the mix that may really please investors: Chris Liddell, who has served as chief financial officer for two blue chip American companies, GM (GM) and Microsoft (MSFT)

Liddell, like the former Goldman Sachs (GS) executive Cohn, has a background in crunching numbers and dealing with Wall Street.

The New York Times first reported on Saturday that Liddell was the “top contender” to replace Cohn. A senior White House official later confirmed to CNN that Liddell is a “possibility” as a replacement for Cohn. Liddell currently serves in the White House as the director of strategic initiatives, working closely with Jared Kushner.

Ivan Feinseth, director of research and chief investment officer at Tigress Financial Partners, said he did not think an ethics complaint filed against Liddell last year because of meetings he held at the White House with executives of companies that he owned stocks in would be a major issue either.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.(PDM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: PDM) dropped about 3.5% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $17.35. Shares closed at $17.98 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $22.74. Volume was about 60% above the daily average of around 1.3 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC(CQH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cheniere Energy Partners (NYSEAMERICAN:CQH) – Equities research analysts at US Capital Advisors boosted their Q2 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Cheniere Energy Partners in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, May 14th. US Capital Advisors analyst J. Carreker now expects that the energy company will post earnings of $0.57 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.54. US Capital Advisors also issued estimates for Cheniere Energy Partners’ Q3 2018 earnings at $0.57 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.57 EPS.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    I wouldn’t personally buy Cheniere Energy — it has a complex corporate structure that includes not just Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. but also Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings LLC (NYSE: CQH),where the only asset is an ownership stake in Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. Cheniere Energy is attempting to resolve this issue by acquiring Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings. Until that process is complete, however, that’s just too much corporate complexity for my taste.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Cheniere Energy Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: LNG) announced Thursday morning that it is acquiring the approximately 8.1% of subsidiary Cheniere Energy Partners Holdings LLC (NYSEAMERICAN: CQH) that it does not already own in an all-stock deal valued at $28.24 per share of Cheniere Partners Holdings.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Enova International, Inc.(ENVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) jumped 46.7 percent to $16.1331. The low-float small-cap clinical stage gene therapy company saw its stock rally nearly 150 percent from Monday through Thursday. Formal news hasn't been announced this week that would support a triple-digit percentage rally (including more than 200 percent at one point on Thursday) but the quiet period following its initial public offering will expire on May 8.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares gained 24.7 percent to $36.17. Celyad reported the publication of THINK study case report of CYAD-01 Induced Complete Remission in relapsed/refractory AML patient in haematologica.
    DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOM) shares jumped 23.2 percent to $39.00 after the company reported upbeat Q1 results and issued upbeat Q2 guidance.
    eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) gained 21.8 percent to $19.58 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.
    Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA) climbed 20.4 percent to $27.20 following Q1 results.
    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares jumped 18.2 percent to $304.135 following strong quarterly results.
    Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) gained 13.9 percent to $12.70 as the company reported Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NYSE: ZYME) gained 13.8 percent to $17.36.
    Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: COCP) rose 11.8 percent to $2.336 after declining 25.09 percent on Thursday.
    ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN) shares surged 11.7 percent to $11.75 after the company announced 'successful completion of interim analysis' for FORWARD I Phase 3 mirvetuximab soravtansine trial.
    Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELOX) gained 9.5 percent to $12.70.
    Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) shares rose 8.5 percent to $115.3801 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) shares rose 8.3 percent to $6.50. The stock moved higher after a Reuters report suggested ongoing merger talks with T-M

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Insys Therapeutics, Inc.(INSY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    In October 2017, I predicted that Insys Therapeutics (NASDAQ:INSY) could be the biggest comeback story of 2018.For a while, it looked like I was on the right track. Insys stock soared in the fourth quarter of 2017. By early January, it was one of the hottest marijuana stocks on the market. Then the momentum evaporated.

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    Abbvie Inc. (ABBV) , for example, is generally just a pharmaceutical stock. However, the company also marketed Marinol, an FDA-approved synthetic cannabinoid meant to help nausea and vomiting in cancer and AIDS patients. INSYS Therapeutics, Inc. (INSY) is a pharmaceutical company that got approval from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for a synthetic cannabis – despite having donated to anti-marijuana advocacy groups in the past.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Some people picture rows of cannabis plants growing in a greenhouse when they think of marijuana stocks. While that’s an appropriate image to have in mind for many marijuana stocks, it’s a different story for others. 22nd Century Group (NYSEMKT:XXII) and Insys Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INSY) are good examples.

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Others, like cannabis biotech firm Insys Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: INSY), are direct plays in marijuana businesses that offer investors the opportunity for incredibly fast gains.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Yet in spite of this momentum, drug developer Insys Therapeutics (NASDAQ:INSY) has been an absolute train wreck. Insys offers a broad spectrum of therapies in its product portfolio and pipeline, but it gets its association with “marijuana stocks” through its Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Syndros, a liquid dronabinol solution — i.e., a synthetic form of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component of the cannabis plant — designed to treat chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, as well as anorexia associated with AIDS. It also has other cannabidiol-based products in development in its pipeline.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company(ADM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is a very solid play for rocky markets and is offering a very reasonable entry point. Archer Daniels Midland Co. (NYSE: ADM) is a large agricultural services company with almost $90 billion in sales. It is in the business of converting agricultural harvest such as corn, wheat, soybeans and other products into basic ingredients for both consumer and industrial product manufacturers. Its main business lines are focused on oilseed processing, corn processing and agricultural services.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    China imported 55 million gallons of American ethanol from November 2017 to the end of February 2018. It could be just the beginning. That would be great news for Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM), Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE), and Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) — the three largest publicly traded ethanol producers in the United States.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Hertz Global Holdings Inc(HTZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market dealt with continued volatility on Tuesday, with investors uncertain how to react to a mix of earnings and geopolitical news. Throughout most of the day, market participants were trying to predict whether the Trump administration would move forward with its plans to withdraw the U.S. from the nuclear deal with Iran, and major benchmarks stayed in a relatively tight range with a downward bias during the morning and early afternoon. After the expected announcement, the Dow fell to a triple-digit loss late in the afternoon, but it recovered by the end of the session. Adding to the gloominess was bad news regarding some key individual stocks. DISH Network (NASDAQ:DISH), Gogo (NASDAQ:GOGO), and Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE:HTZ) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) were down 17 percent to $18.505 after the company reported a wider-than-expected loss for its first quarter.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street had another good session on Tuesday, with favorable earnings reports from some of the nation’s most successful technology companies helping to lift major benchmarks by 1% or more. Investors haven’t forgotten about some of the potential pitfalls that could derail the recovery, including both geopolitical and macroeconomic concerns. Yet traders seem to want to see the market test its all-time highs before deciding whether the correction could turn into a full-fledged bear market reversal. Some individual stocks, however, missed out on the good times. GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO), Apellis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:APLS), and Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE:HTZ) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) were down 11 percent to $19.77 after the company reported a wider-than-expected loss for its first quarter.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    After markets closed on Monday, rental car company Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) and real-estate firm Zillow Group Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) reported quarterly results. Before markets opened Tuesday morning Discovery Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) and Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) also released earnings reports. Here’s a quick look at the reports and the reactions to them.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc (HTZ) CFO Thomas C. Kennedy Buys 15,000 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Northcoast Research Weighs in on Hertz Global Holdings, Inc’s Q2 2018 Earnings (HTZ) (americanbankingnews.com) Hertz Global Target of Unusually High Options Trading (HTZ) (americanbankingnews.com) Edited Transcript of HTZ earnings conference call or presentation 8-May-18 12:00pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com) Hertz Sweeps 2018 FlyerTalk Awards (finance.yahoo.com)

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018

Washington’s increased scrutiny of technology giants could spell trouble for their stocks, if history is any guide.

Technology is the least regulated industry sector, with just 27,000 regulations versus 215,000 for manufacturing and 128,000 for the financial sector, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. That light touch could change in the wake of Facebook’s consumer data scandal, likely leading to significant pressure on the best-performing S&P 500 industry sector.

“Tobacco (1992), financial (2010), biotech (2015) industries illustrate how waves of regulation can lead to investment underperformance,” Michael Hartnett, chief investment strategist at BofAML, said in a Sunday report. The statement is his 10th and last in a list of reasons to reduce holdings of technology stocks this year.

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: Pretium Resources, Inc.(PVG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a down day for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average posting triple-digit losses even as broader benchmarks had much smaller moves. Market participants largely focused their attention on the inflation front, as March consumer price index numbers showed a 0.2% rise in the core rate excluding food and energy. Year-over-year price changes have accelerated, seemingly giving the Federal Reserve more justification to continue raising interest rates. Yet even though many stocks generally react unfavorably to inflation fears, there were some big gainers that had good news. Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT), Pretium (NYSE:PVG), and Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Pretium Resources (PVG) remains on target with its development of what will be a world-class gold mine in British Columbia. The Brucejack property is slated to begin commercial production in mid-2017.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: Clean Diesel Technologies Inc.(CDTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTI) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.18 per share on revenue of $10.25 million.

    Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.11 per share on revenue of $22.10 million.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: Prestige Brand Holdings Inc.(PBH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Castor believes the cash has disappeared into working capital, which has grown from 23% to more than 50% since 2008. Comparable company PrestigeBrand (PBH) uses 11%; Unilever(UL) and Colgate-Palmolive(CL) far less.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: Neptune Technologies & Bioresources Inc(NEPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Neptune Technologies & Bioressources (NASDAQ: NEPT) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.01 per share on revenue of $9.70 million.

    Apigee Corp (NASDAQ: APIC) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.27 per share on revenue of $23.17 million.

  • [By William Romov]

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  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Yesterday, our Under the Radar Movers newsletter suggested small cap functional ingredient stock Neptune Technologies & Bioressources (NASDAQ: NEPT) as a long/bullish trade:

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: Nabors Industries Ltd.(NBR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    While Loop maintains a Buy rating on all of the stocks mentioned above, Guggenheim analyst Michael LaMotte isn’t quite so bullish on the sector. Earlier this week, LaMotte downgraded the following oil services stocks from Buy to Neutral:

    Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI)
    Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc (NYSE: FMSA)
    Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE: HP)
    Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR)
    Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE: SLB)
    Halliburton
    Superior Energy Services

    Guggenheim also cut its 2017 oil price forecast from $55 to $48/bbl.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Last night, Weatherford International (WFT) reported a smaller than expected loss and announcing an alliance with Nabors Industries (NBR)–and the news was celebrated by the market.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    Pete Najarian was watching Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR). He said that the stock has been trading in a range between $8 and $18 over the last 52 weeks and although it spiked 2.82 percent on Wednesday, it's still close to the lower end of the range. Anticipating a move higher, traders were buying the June 11 calls for $0.30. Around 6,000 contracts were bought in the first half of the session. The trade breaks even at $11.30 or 10.78 percent above the current market price. Pete Najarian decided to buy the calls and he is going to hold them for 4-5 weeks.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report", Jon Najarian spoke about Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR). He said that somebody bought 6,500 contracts of the July 11 calls for $0.50 in the first half of the session. The trade breaks even at $11.50 or 16.28 percent above the current market price. Jon Najarian has a long position in the name and he is planning to hold it for a month.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR) rose by 22.3% to $16.11 on Wednesday. Its volume of 17.4 million shares was about 2.5 times normal trading volume. Nabors has a consensus analyst price target of $15.04 and a 52-week trading range of $4.93 to $16.50. The company has a total market cap of $4.6 billion.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: Wins Finance Holdings Inc.(WINS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the financial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Wins Finance Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: WINS) and Old Second Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: OSBC).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, the financial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Wins Finance Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: WINS) and Navient Corp (NASDAQ: NAVI).

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: NeuroMetrix Inc.(NURO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    NeuroMetrix (NURO) makes and markets wearable neuro-stimulation therapeutic devices. Cash per share is $1.37, with the stock selling more than 20% below that.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: LaSalle Hotel Properties(LHO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) fell about 14% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $24.00 after closing at $28.25 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $31.75. Volume of about 12.2 million was more than 10 times the daily average. The company’s results were hit hard by Hurricane Irma.

  • [By Marshall Hargrave]

    The other key benefit for Strategic is that it enjoys industry-leading earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) per available room. For 2012, Strategic generated $81 per room of EBITDA. Compare this to top comps LaSalle Hotel (NYSE: LHO) at $74 per room and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) at $71. The reason for this is that Strategic is much less reliant than its peers on rooms, with much greater exposure to food and beverages. Strategic earns 53% of its revenue from rooms, while its peers get around 66% of revenues from rooms.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.(PDM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: PDM) dropped about 3.5% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $17.35. Shares closed at $17.98 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $22.74. Volume was about 60% above the daily average of around 1.3 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2018: AxoGen, Inc.(AXGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN) was down, falling around 10 percent to $22.42. AxoGen reported a proposed public offering of common stock.

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