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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2021

General Electric (NYSE:GE) has leading positions in power turbines, jet engines, diesel locomotives, and diagnostic imaging systems with $120B in sales of which about 60% is international. In our opinion, the stock now trades at an attractive valuation considering it has a high quality set of businesses with interesting future prospects. Shares have underperformed due to shrinking capital and power earnings, combined with weak cash flow in power and declining cash from dispositions in capital, which led to a dividend cut. We believe the power business will be challenged but most of its earnings decline is priced in today. Also, what the market misses is GE’s businesses have #1 or #2 market share in virtually every business and has a dominant installed base to service and sell new equipment. In our opinion, GE trades at an attractive multiple of normal earnings with a majority of businesses that earn high long-term returns on capital.

From Hotchkis & Wiley’s Large Cap Value Fund 1st quarter commentary.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2021: CUI Global, Inc.(CUI)

CUI Global, Inc., incorporated on April 21, 1998, is a platform company. The Company’s segments include Power and Electromechanical, Energy and Other. The Power and Electromechanical segment includes its subsidiaries, CUI, Inc. (CUI), CUI Japan and CUI-Canada, Inc., which provide electromechanical components, including power supplies, transformers, converters, connectors and industrial controls for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The Company’s Energy segment includes its subsidiaries, Orbital Gas Systems Limited (Orbital) and the Orbital Gas Systems, North America, Inc., which consist of gas related test and measurement systems, including the GasPT. The Other segment includes the remaining activities, primarily corporate activity.

Power and Electro-Mechanical

The Company’s Power and Electro-Mechanical segment aggregates its product offerings into over two categories: components, including connectors, speakers, buzzers, test and measurement devices, and control solutions, including encoders and sensors, and power solutions, which include among other power products, the Novum Digital Power Modules and the Solus Power Topology. The Company’s power line consists of external and embedded alternating current (ac)-direct current (dc) power supplies, dc-dc converters and basic digital point of load modules. The Company also manufactures a range of embedded and external power electronics devices for OEM manufacturers.

Gas

Orbital provides natural gas infrastructure and technology, including metering and remote telemetry units (RTU), and a range of personalized gas engineering solutions to the gas utilities, power generation, emissions, manufacturing and automotive industries. The Company offers GasPT, which is a natural gas inferential metering device that offers a solution to measuring natural gas quality. GasPT2 is connected to a natural gas system to provide a measurement of the physical properties, such as thermal conductivity, speed of sound and! carbon dioxide content.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TESSCO Technologies (NASDAQ: TESS) and CUI Global (NASDAQ:CUI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2021: Penumbra, Inc.(PEN)

Penumbra, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan, and internationally. The company offers neurovascular access systems under the Neuron, Neuron MAX, Select, BENCHMARK, DDC, PXSLIM, and Velocity brands; aspiration based thrombectomy systems and accessory devices under the Penumbra System brand; and stent retriever for mechanical thrombectomy under the 3D brand. It also provides neurovascular embolization coiling systems to treat patients with various sizes of aneurysms and other neurovascular lesions under the Penumbra Coil 400 and Penumbra SMART Coil brands; and neurovascular stents for stent-assisted coiling in large and wide-neck aneurysms under the LIBERTY Stent brand. In addition, the company offers neurosurgical tools for the removal of tissue and fluids under the Apollo System brand; and detachable embolic coil systems for peripheral embolization under the RUBY Coil brand, as well as Lantern, a microcatheter for the delivery of detachable coils and occlusion devices. Further, it provides detachable, microcatheter-deliverable occlusion devices under the POD (penumbra occlusion device) brand; and aspiration-based thrombectomy systems for peripheral applications under the Indigo System brand, as well as POD Packing Coil, a device for use with RUBY Coil and POD for vessel occlusion. The company sells its products through direct sales organizations and distributors to hospitals in neuro and peripheral vascular markets. Penumbra, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Alameda, California.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Penumbra Inc (NYSE:PEN)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 05, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mission Wealth Management LP decreased its stake in shares of Penumbra Inc (NYSE:PEN) by 8.1% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 11,723 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,040 shares during the period. Mission Wealth Management LP’s holdings in Penumbra were worth $1,433,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Penumbra earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.5836260957262 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2021: Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc.(NGVC)

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc., incorporated on April 9, 2012, is a retailer of natural and organic groceries and dietary supplements. The Company offers a selection of natural and organic food, dietary supplements, body care products, pet care products and books. It operates in the natural and organic retail stores segment. The Company operates within the natural products retail industry, which includes conventional supermarkets, natural, gourmet and specialty food markets, mass and discount retailers, warehouse clubs, independent health food stores, dietary supplement retailers, drug stores, farmers’ markets, food cooperatives (co-ops), mail order and online retailers, and multi-level marketers. The Company offers a range of cosmetics, skin care, hair care, fragrance and personal care products. The Company’s offerings include hypo-allergenic and fragrance-free household products, including cleaning supplies, paper products, dish and laundry soap, and other common household products, including diapers. Its other products include books and handouts. The Company stocks approximately 400 titles in each store’s book department. Its titles cover various approaches to diet, lifestyle and health. It offers various handouts on health topics and dietary supplements.

The Company offers a selection of natural and organic grocery products with a focus on minimally processed and single ingredient products. The Company also carries a range of products associated with special diets, such as gluten free, vegetarian and non-dairy. The Company’s grocery products include bulk food and private label products; dry frozen and canned groceries; meats and seafood; dairy products and dairy substitutes; prepared foods; bread and baked goods, and beverages. Its bulk food and private label products include nuts, water, pasta, canned seafood, dried fruits, grains, granolas, honey, eggs, herbs, spices and teas. It also offers self-serve filtered drinking water that is dispensed into one gallon or larger con! tainers provided by its customers. Its natural and organic dry, frozen and canned groceries include cereals, soups, baby foods, frozen entrees and snack items. In addition, it offers a selection of natural chocolate bars, and energy, protein and food bars. The Company offers dairy products, such as milk, eggs, cheeses, yogurts and beverages, as well as non-dairy substitutes made from almonds, coconuts, rice and soy. It also offers refrigerated prepared fresh food items, such as salads, sandwiches, salsa, humus and wraps. The Company’s dietary supplement department sells name-brand supplements, as well as a line of private label dietary supplements.

The Company offers its customers an average of approximately 20,700 stock keeping units (SKUs) of natural and organic products per store, including an average of approximately 6,500 SKUs of dietary supplements. It sells peanut and almond butters, freshly ground in-store under the Natural Grocers brand. The Company owns and operates approximately 110 stores in over 20 states, including Colorado, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. It also operates a food repackaging facility and distribution center in Colorado. The Company contracts with third-party manufacturers to produce groceries and dietary supplements under its private labels, which include the Natural Grocers and Vitamin Cottage brands.

The Company competes with Kroger, Safeway, Wal-Mart, Target, Whole Foods, The Fresh Market, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Sam’s Club and Costco.

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    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE:NGVC)Q12019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2021: Brown & Brown, Inc.(BRO)

Brown & Brown, Inc., incorporated on January 2, 1959, is a diversified insurance agency providing wholesale brokerage and insurance programs and services. The Company operates in four segments: Retail Division, National Programs Division, Wholesale Brokerage Division, and Services Division. The Retail Division provides a range of insurance products and services to commercial, public entity, professional and individual customers. The National Programs Division provides professional liability and related package products for certain professionals, and markets targeted products and services to specific industries, trade groups, public entities, and market niches. The Wholesale Brokerage Division markets and sells excess and surplus commercial and personal insurance, and reinsurance, primarily through independent agents and brokers. The Services Division provides customers with third-party claims administration, consulting for the workers’ compensation insurance market, comprehensive medical utilization management services in both workers’ compensation and all-lines liability arenas, Medicare Secondary Payer statute compliance-related services, Social Security disability and Medicare benefits advocacy services, and catastrophe claims adjusting services. In January 2014, the Company announced that its subsidiary has acquired certain assets of ICA, Inc. In May 2014, the Company’s subsidiary, Brown & Brown of Kentucky, Inc., has acquired certain assets of Agency Management Corporation and Recreation Protection Management, Inc. In May 2014, the Company announced that Axiom Re, LP, an indirect subsidiary has acquired certain assets of Axia Strategies, Inc. In May 2014, Brown & Brown Inc completed the acquisition of The Wright Insurance Group, LLC ( TWIG ).

The Company markets and sells to its customers insurance products and services, primarily in the property, casualty and employee benefits areas. As an agent and broker, the Company does not assume underwriting risks. Instead, the Company provide! s its customers with non-investment insurance contracts, as well as other targeted, customized risk management products and services. The Company is compensated for its services primarily by commissions paid by insurance companies and by fees paid by customers for certain services. As of December 31, 2012, the Company’s activities were conducted in 218 locations in 37 states. The Company conducts all of its operations within the United States of America, except for one wholesale brokerage operation based in London, England.

Retail Division

The categories of insurance the Company principally sells include: property insurance relating to physical damage to property and resultant interruption of business or extra expense caused by fire, windstorm or other perils; casualty insurance relating to legal liabilities, workers’ compensation, commercial and private passenger automobile coverages, and fidelity and surety bonds. The Company also sells and service group and individual life, accident, disability, health, hospitalization, medical and dental insurance. In connection with the selling and marketing of insurance coverages, the Company provides a range of related services to its customers, such as risk management and loss control surveys and analysis, consultation in connection with placing insurance coverages and claims processing.

National Programs Division

The Company’s National Programs Division is of four categories: Professional Programs; Arrowhead Insurance Programs; Commercial Programs, and Public Entity-Related Programs. Professional Programs provide professional liability and related package insurance products tailored to the needs of specific professional groups. In addition, Professional Programs encompasses supplementary insurance related products to include weddings, events, medical facilities and cyber liability. Professional programs include The Allied Protector PlanSM, CPA Protector Plan, the Professional Protector Plan, Lawyer’s Protect! or Plan, ! CalSurance and CITA Insurance, Optometric Protector Plan, TitlePac, and Wedding Protector Plan and Event Protector Plan. The Allied Protector PlanSM (APP)SM specializes in customized professional liability and business insurance programs for individual practitioners and businesses in the healthcare industry. The AAP program offers coverage to include, but not limited to, liability insurance for dental hygienists and dental assistants, home health agencies, physical therapy clinics, and medical directors. Also available through the AAP program is cyber/data breach insurance offering a solution to privacy breaches and information security exposures tailored to the needs of healthcare organizations.

The Companys CPA Protector Plan offers professional liability insurance for certified public accountant practitioners and firms throughout the United States. The Professional Protector Plan (PPP) provides dental professionals insurance products, including professional and general liability, property, employment practices liability, workers compensation, claims and risk management. The PPP is offered in all 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. CalSurance and CITA Insurance offers professional liability programs designed for insurance agents, financial advisors, registered representatives, securities broker-dealers, benefit administrators, real estate brokers and real estate title agents. An important aspect of CalSurance is Lancer Claims Services, which provides specialty claims administration for insurance companies underwriting CalSurance product lines. The Optometric Protector Plan (OPP) provides professional liability program for eye care professionals, nationwide. The OPP program offers professional insurance products for optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians and ophthalmic technicians. The OPP is offered in all 50 states. TitlePac provides professional liability products and services designed for real estate title agents and escrow agents in 47 states and! the Dist! rict of Columbia. Wedding Protector Plan and Event Protector Plan provide an online wedding/private event cancellation and postponement insurance policy that offers financial protection if certain unfortunate, unforeseen events should occur during the period leading up to and, including the wedding day. General liability and liquor liability insurance products are also offered. Both the Wedding and Event Protector Plans are offered in 47 states.

The Companys Arrowhead is a Managing General Agent (MGA), General Agent (GA), and Program Administrator (PA) to the property and casualty insurance industry. Arrowhead acts as a virtual insurer providing outsourced product development, marketing, underwriting, actuarial, compliance and claims and other administrative services to insurance carrier partners. As an MGA, Arrowhead has the authority to underwrite, bind insurance carriers, issue policies, collect premiums and provide administrative and claims services. Arrowhead Programs include Arrowhead Design Insurance (ADI), Automotive Aftermarket Program, Commercial, Real Estate Errors and Omissions, Earthquake and DIC is a Differences-in-Conditions, Marine, Personal Property, Residential Earthquake, Wheels, and Workers’ Compensation. Architects and Engineering, operating as Arrowhead Design Insurance is a writer of professional liability insurance for architects, engineers and environmental consultants. ADI is a national program writing in 49 states. The Automotive Aftermarket program writes commercial package insurance for non-dealership automotive services professionals, such as auto recyclers, brake shops, equipment dealers, mechanical repairs, oil and lube shops, parts retailers and wholesalers, tire retailers and wholesalers and transmission mechanics. Commercial is a program that offers three products to commercial operations, primarily in California: commercial auto, commercial package and general liability.

The Companys Real Estate Errors and Omissions writes errors and om! issions i! nsurance for small to medium-sized residential real estate agents and brokers in California. Coverage includes real estate brokerage, property management, escrow, appraisal, leasing and consulting services. Earthquake and DIC is a Differences-in-Conditions (DIC) Program writing, notably earthquake, flood, and the All Risk insurance coverages to commercial property owners. The Earthquake and DIC program writes insurance on both a primary and excess layer basis. Marine is a national program manager and wholesale producer of marine insurance products, including yachts and high performance boats, small boats, commercial marine and marine artisan contractors. Personal Property provides a series of coverages for homeowners and renters in 17 states. Residential Earthquake specializes in monoline residential earthquake coverage for California home and condominium owners. Wheels provides private passenger automobile and motorcycle coverage for a range of drivers. Arrowhead’s auto program offers two personal auto coverage types: one traditional non-standard auto product offering minimum state required liability limits and another targeting full coverage, multi-vehicle risks. The auto product is written in four states: California, Arizona, Michigan and Washington. Workers’ Compensation provides workers’ compensation insurance coverage in 43 states for California-based insureds. Arrowhead’s workers’ compensation program targets industry segments, such as agriculture, contractors, food services, horticulture and manufacturing.

The Companys Commercial Programs markets targeted products and services to specific industries, trade groups, and market niches. Most of these products and services are marketed and sold primarily through independent agents, including certain of the Company’s retail offices. However, a number of these products and services are also marketed and sold directly to insured customers. Under agency agreements with the insurance companies that underwrite these programs, the Company of! ten has a! uthority to bind coverages (subject to established guidelines), to bill and collect premiums and, in some cases, to adjust claims. Acumen Re Management Corporation is a reinsurance underwriting management organization, primarily acting as an outsourced specific excess workers’ compensation, directors and officers’ liability, and errors and omissions liability facultative reinsurance underwriting facility. AFC Insurance, Inc. (AFC) is a managing general underwriter, specializing in insurance products tailored to the health and human services industry. AFC works with retail agents in all states and targets home healthcare, group homes for the mentally and physically challenged, drug and alcohol facilities and programs for the developmentally disabled. AFC also has a separate program for independent pizza restaurants. American Specialty Insurance & Risk Services, Inc. provides insurance and risk management services for customers in professional sports, motor sports, amateur sports, and the entertainment industry.

Irving Weber Associates, Inc. (IWA) provides package insurance, including workers’ compensation to dry cleaners, linen supply and uniform rental operations. It also offers insurance programs for independent grocery stores and restaurants. Industry Consulting Group, Inc. (ICG) is a property tax service provider, and works with Proctor Financial, Inc. in providing solutions to the financial institutions industry. ICG provides a range of property tax processing solutions, property valuations and appeals, and other services to the real estate, oil and gas, and financial institution industries. Parcel Insurance Plan (PIP) is a specialty insurance agency providing insurance coverage to commercial and private shippers for small packages and parcels. Proctor Financial, Inc. (Proctor) provides insurance programs and compliance solutions for financial institutions that service mortgage loans. Proctor’s products include lender-placed fire and flood insurance, full insurance outsourcing, mortgag! e impairm! ent, and blanket equity insurance. Proctor acts as a wholesaler and writes surplus lines property business for its financial institution customers. Railroad Protector Plan (RRPP) provides insurance products for insureds servicing the railroad industry (not the railroads). The RRPP insurance coverages include general liability, property, commercial auto, umbrella, workers comp and inland marine. The RRPP is offered in 46 states.

The Companys Southwest Assurance Corporation (SAC) is a program that insures governmental entities’ mosquito control operations. The SAC/mosquito program provides insurance coverage including general liability, pesticide applicators liability, commercial auto, property, crime, pollution, aviation, airport premises liability, underground storage tank, workers comp and chemical liability. The SAC/mosquito program is offered in 48 states. Towing Operators Protector Plan (TOPP) targets towing operations that offer services to light class towing risks. The TOPP program provides insurance coverage, including general liability, commercial auto, garage keeper’s legal liability, property and motor truck cargo coverage. The TOPP program is offered in 21 states.

The Companys Public Entity-Related Programs administers various insurance trusts specifically created for cities, counties, municipalities, school boards special taxing districts, and quasi-governmental agencies. These insurance coverages can range from providing fully insured programs to establishing risk retention insurance pools to excess and facultative specific coverages. Downey is a program administrator of insurance trusts offering tailored property and casualty insurance products, risk management consulting, third-party administration and related services designed for cities, counties, municipalities, schools, special taxing districts, and other public entities in the State of Indiana. Ephrata is a program administrator of insurance trusts offering tailored property and casualty insurance prod! ucts, ris! k management consulting, third-party administration and related services designed for cities, counties, municipalities, and school boards in the State of Washington. Ideal is a program administrator offering tailored property and casualty insurance products, risk management consulting, third-party administration and related services designed for municipalities, schools, fire districts, and other public entities in the State of Illinois. PRNJ provides administrative services and insurance procurement for the Statewide Insurance Fund (Statewide). Statewide is a municipal joint insurance fund comprised of counties, municipalities, utility authorities, community colleges and emergency services entities in New Jersey. PRU is the program administrator for the Preferred Governmental Insurance Trust (PGIT) offering tailored property and casualty insurance products, risk management consulting, third-party administration and related services designed for cities, counties, municipalities, schools, special taxing districts, and other public entities in the State of Florida.

Wholesale Brokerage Division

The Company’s Wholesale Brokerage Division markets and sells excess and surplus commercial insurance products and services to retail insurance agencies (including the Company’s retail offices), and reinsurance products and services to insurance companies throughout the United States. The Wholesale Brokerage Division offices represent various United States and United Kingdom surplus lines insurance companies. The Wholesale Brokerage Division also represents admitted insurance companies for purposes of affording access to such companies for smaller agencies that otherwise do not have access to large insurance company representation. Excess and surplus insurance products encompass many insurance coverages, including personal lines, homeowners, yachts, jewelry, commercial property and casualty, commercial automobile, garage, restaurant, builder’s risk and inland marine lines. Difficult-to-insure! general ! liability and products liability coverages are a specialty, as is excess workers’ compensation coverage. Wholesale brokers solicit business through mailings and direct contact with retail agency representatives.

Services Division

The Companys Services Division programs include The Advocator Group, American Claims Management, Colonial Claims, NuQuest/Bridge Point and Protocols, Preferred Governmental Claims Services, and United Self-Insured Services. The Advocator Group assists individuals throughout the United States who are seeking to establish eligibility for coverage under the United States Government’s Social Security Disability program and provides health plan selection and enrollment assistance for medicare beneficiaries. The Advocator Group works with employer-sponsored group life, disability and health plan participants to assist disabled employees in receiving the education, advocacy and benefit coordination assistance necessary to achieve the fastest possible benefit approvals. In addition, The Advocator Group also provides second injury fund recovery services to the workers compensation insurance market. American Claims Management (ACM) provides third-party administration (TPA) services to both the commercial and personal property and casualty insurance markets on a nationwide basis, and provides claims adjusting, administration, subrogation, litigation and data management services to insurance companies, self-insureds, public municipalities, insurance brokers and corporate entities.

The Companys Colonial Claims provides insurance claims adjusting and related services, including education and training services, throughout the United States. Colonial Claims handle property and casualty insurers’ multi-line and catastrophic claims needs, including auto, earthquake, flood, hail, homeowners and wind claims. NuQuest/Bridge Point and Protocols provide a spectrum of Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) statute compliance services, from MSA Allocation through ! Professio! nal Administration to over 250 insurance carriers, third-party administrators, self-insured employers, attorneys, brokers and related claims professionals nationwide. Specialty services include medical projections, life care plans, Medicare set-aside analysis, allocation and administration. Preferred Governmental Claims Services (PGCS) provides TPA services for insurance entities and self-funded or fully-insured workers’ compensation and liability plans. PGCS services include claims administration, cost containment consulting, services for secondary disability, and subrogation recoveries. United Self-Insured Services (USIS) provides TPA services for insurance entities and self-funded or fully-insured workers’ compensation and liability plans. USIS services include claims administration, access to major reinsurance markets, cost containment consulting, services for secondary disability, and subrogation recoveries and risk management services, such as loss control. USIS services also includes managed care services, including medical networks, case management and utilization review services certified by the American Accreditation Health Care Commission.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Schroder Investment Management Group cut its stake in Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) by 6.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 2,896,966 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 184,087 shares during the quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group’s holdings in Brown & Brown were worth $79,869,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bitradio (CURRENCY:BRO) traded 31.4% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 19:00 PM ET on August 27th. During the last seven days, Bitradio has traded up 20.6% against the U.S. dollar. One Bitradio coin can now be purchased for about $0.0487 or 0.00000707 BTC on popular exchanges including Trade Satoshi, Crex24 and Cryptohub. Bitradio has a market capitalization of $326,578.00 and $31.00 worth of Bitradio was traded on exchanges in the last day.

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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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    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:
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    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.

    Equities Trading DOWN

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Equities Trading DOWN

  • [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

    Contents:
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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 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now

NEW YORK — Stocks fell Wednesday as the Dow dropped more than 100 points, putting more distance between the blue chips and that elusive 20,000 mark.

Dow 20,000 has been in sight for several days now, with the index getting as close as a couple of dozen points from the milestone but never reaching it.

At the 4 p.m. ET close, the Dow stood 0.6% lower for the day, off 111 points and 166 away from 20,000. Meanwhile the Nasdaq sank 0.9% and the S&P 500 lost 0.8%.

The broad decline wiped out most of the gains from the day before, when the Nasdaq composite index closed at a record high.

Trading was quiet in a light week of economic and company news before the New Year’s Day holiday weekend.

Shares of luxury handbag maker Kate Spade (KATE) leaped 23.1% after news reports surfaced about a possible sale of the company.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Penumbra, Inc.(PEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Penumbra earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.5836260957262 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mission Wealth Management LP decreased its stake in shares of Penumbra Inc (NYSE:PEN) by 8.1% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 11,723 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,040 shares during the period. Mission Wealth Management LP’s holdings in Penumbra were worth $1,433,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [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.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Iridium Communications Inc(IRDMB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey, Daniel Miller, and Dan Caplinger]

    We’ve tasked three of our Motley Fool contributors with finding three out-of-the-way stocks that Wall Street is overlooking and they’ve identified Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM)(NASDAQ:IRDMB), Winnebago (NYSE:WGO), and Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) as possibilities.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Web.com Group, Inc.(WEB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Webchain (CURRENCY:WEB) traded down 5.5% against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 18:00 PM Eastern on February 16th. Over the last seven days, Webchain has traded 2.3% higher against the U.S. dollar. Webchain has a market capitalization of $111,477.00 and $567.00 worth of Webchain was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Webchain coin can now be purchased for $0.0013 or 0.00000037 BTC on exchanges including ChaoEX , STEX, RaisEX and Coinroom.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Web.com Group (NASDAQ:WEB) soared as much as 13.5% higher in Monday’s trading session, following the disclosure of an activist investor taking a larger financial interest in the company. By 3:30 p.m. EDT, the stock had settled down at a milder 11.2% gain.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares dipped 47.8 percent to $4.60. Check-Cap priced its upsized underwritten offering of public units at $5.50 per unit.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) shares fell 41.5 percent to $2.57.
    Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC) dropped 35.1 percent to $29.50 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) dropped 34.8 percent to $3.75 after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 25.2 percent to $24.01 after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) dropped 22.5 percent to $45.73 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 19.6 percent to $52.075 following Q1 earnings.
    Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVM) shares declined 18.1 percent to $5.20. Adverum Biotech disclosed that its CEO Amber Salzman is stepping down.
    Newater Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEWA) dropped 17.2 percent to $12.83.
    Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: BAS) fell 17.2 percent to $13.65 following Q1 results.
    Xperi Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER) declined 15.8 percent to $19.40 after announcing Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.649 after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PFMT) dropped 14.2 percent to $2.65.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 13.2 percent to $8.32 after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) dropped 12.2 percent to $5.05.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 9.7 percent

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Online marketing solutions company Web.com (NASDAQ:WEB) saw its stock jump as much as 12.1% on Thursday. The stock finished the trading day up 11.4%.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) fell 13.4 percent to $51.10 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 9.8 percent to $28.97 in pre-market trading after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 8.2 percent to $8.81 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 7.5 percent to $3.98 in pre-market trading after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ANET) fell 7.4 percent to $248.00 in pre-market trading following first-quarter earnings.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 6.7 percent to $18.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Varex Imaging Corporation (NASDAQ: VREX) fell 5.2 percent to $34 in pre-market trading after reporting Q2 results.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) shares fell 5.2 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 3.02 percent on Thursday.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 4.7 percent to $61.70 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSEA) fell 4.6 percent to $25.15 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) shares fell 4 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.86 percent on Thursday.
    Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ: MLCO) fell 4 percent to $30.65 in pre-market trading.
    Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ: CENX) fell 4 percent to $15.76 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSBC) shares fell 3.5 percent to $48.10 in pre-market tr

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cavco Industries, Inc.(CVCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cavco Industries (NASDAQ:CVCO) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares rose 90.9 percent to $2.52. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 58.4 percent to $1.9005 after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares climbed 23.2 percent to $37.5370 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) rose 21.9 percent to $1.17 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) jumped 18.8 percent to $4.87. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 17.2 percent to $49.45 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) jumped 16.2 percent to $7.96. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) rose 15.5 percent to $5.6011.
    InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE: NSPR) gained 13.3 percent to $1.36 following PR announcing sustained benefit of CGuard EPS.
    Immutep Limited (NASDAQ: IMMP) shares climbed 13.2 percent to $2.7724 after the company reported new data from its ongoing TACTI-mel Phase I trial, which evaluated the combination of eftilagimod alpha, its lead compound, with Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK)'s Keytruda in unresectable or metastatic melanoma patients, who have had a suboptimal response or had disease progression with keytruda monotherapy..
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) rose 12.2 percent to $21.20 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 12.1 percent to
  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Cavco Industries Inc  (NASDAQ:CVCO)Q3 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 05, 2019, 8:00 a.m. ET

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    Operator

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 66.67 percent to close at $2.00 on Wednesday after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares jumped 49.24 percent to close at $1.97 on Wednesday. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) rose 34.45 percent to close at $9.21. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares rose 25.82 percent to close at $38.35 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) rose 24.15 percent to close at $5.09. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) jumped 23.3 percent to close at $5.98 on Wednesday.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) gained 22.92 percent to close at $1.18 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD) rose 21.95 percent to close at $4.00.
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) gained 21.4 percent to close at $22.92 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) rose 17.14 percent to close at $5.40.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 16.59 percent to close at $49.20 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP) climbed 15.61 percent to close at $8.22. Oramed Pharma disclosed that its patent has been allowed in the US for oral administration of proteins.
    Dorian LPG Ltd. (NYSE: LPG) rose 14.89 percent to close at $8.41. Dorian LPG confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal fr

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom S.A.(TEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    Cablevisión Holding Announces First Quarter 2018 Results (finance.yahoo.com) Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Telecom Argentina (TEO) Will Post Earnings of $0.39 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Telecom Argentina posts double-digit gains in Q1 (seekingalpha.com) Telecom Argentina S.A. announces consolidated first quarter results for fiscal year 2018 (‘1Q18’)* (finance.yahoo.com)

    Shares of Telecom Argentina opened at $23.57 on Wednesday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The company has a market cap of $4.30 billion, a P/E ratio of 9.86, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.31 and a beta of 1.12. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38, a quick ratio of 0.75 and a current ratio of 0.83. Telecom Argentina has a 52-week low of $21.38 and a 52-week high of $23.56.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Telecom Argentina SA (NYSE:TEO) hit a new 52-week low on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $19.62 and last traded at $19.86, with a volume of 47276 shares. The stock had previously closed at $20.61.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Telecom Argentina SA (NYSE:TEO) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the seven brokerages that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have issued a hold rating on the company.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    But several individual companies couldn’t keep up. Read on to learn why Under Armour (NYSE:UA) (NYSE:UAA), Telecom Argentina (NYSE:TEO), and Synnex (NYSE:SNX) underperformed the market today.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: DarioHealth Corp. (DRIO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $1.74 million.

    CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (NYSE: CVU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $18.50 million.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cyanotech Corporation(CYAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cyanotech (NASDAQ:CYAN) issued its earnings results on Monday. The biotechnology company reported ($0.22) earnings per share for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Cyanotech had a net margin of 3.00% and a return on equity of 5.68%. The company had revenue of $7.15 million during the quarter.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Industrias Bachoco, S.A. de C.V.(IBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Industrias Bachoco, S.A.B. de C.V.  (NYSE:IBA)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJan. 31, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Bachoco (IBA)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Industrias Bachoco (IBA)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bachoco (NYSE:IBA) declared a semiannual dividend on Thursday, April 26th, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 11th will be given a dividend of 0.432 per share on Monday, May 21st. This represents a dividend yield of 1.53%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 10th. This is a boost from Bachoco’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.42.

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: RetailMeNot, Inc.(SALE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about RetailMeNot (NASDAQ:SALE) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. RetailMeNot earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 45.6302865418039 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Computer Task Group, Incorporated(CTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Computer Task Group (NASDAQ:CTG) and Endava (NYSE:DAVA) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    $88.05 Million in Sales Expected for Computer Task Group (CTG) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) CTG to Present at B. Riley Institutional Investor Conference on May 23 (finance.yahoo.com) Computer Task Group (CTG) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.08 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) ValuEngine Lowers Computer Task Group (CTG) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of brokerages recently commented on CTG. Zacks Investment Research lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 30th. ValuEngine lowered Computer Task Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Barrington Research reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Computer Task Group in a research report on Friday, April 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.13.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Computer Task Group (NASDAQ:CTG) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Computer Task Group, Incorporated provides information technology (IT) staffing, IT solutions, and application management outsourcing services in North America and Europe. The company’s staffing services consist of recruiting, retaining, and managing IT talent for its clients. Its IT solutions include helping clients assess their business needs and identifying the IT solutions for these needs, as well as the delivery of services, including the selection and implementation of packaged software, and the design, construction, testing, and integration of new systems. It serves primarily technology service providers, financial services, healthcare, and life sciences market areas.Computer Task Group was founded in 1966 by Randolph A. Marks and G. David Bae. The company is headquartered in Buffalo, New York “

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019

Physicians Realty Trust (DOC) is one of the most appealing stocks for REIT investors because of its good value with a very strong and consistent performance amid the first three months of 2018. The medical facility has been and will remain the best-performing healthcare real estate asset class over the long haul and is perhaps the best noncyclical real estate there is. Besides, I am very pleased with the three acquisitions completed in the beginning of 2018. In spite of these solid fundamentals, it trades at an attractive discount of 24.3%.

Company Overview

DOC is a self-managed healthcare real estate company organized in April 2013 to acquire, selectively develop, own, and manage healthcare properties that are leased to physicians, hospitals, and healthcare delivery systems. It invests in real estate that is integral to providing high-quality healthcare services.

DOC has grown the portfolio of gross real estate investments from approximately $124 million at the time of the IPO in July 2013 to approximately $4.4 billion as of March 31, 2018. Since the date of the IPO through to March 31, 2018, the compounded annual growth rate was 115%.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Northern Trust Corporation(NTRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Northern Trust Co. (NASDAQ:NTRS) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the seventeen analysts that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have assigned a hold recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $115.40.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northern Trust (NASDAQ:NTRS) had its target price raised by Credit Suisse Group from $112.00 to $114.00 in a research note issued to investors on Friday morning. They currently have a neutral rating on the asset manager’s stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    $1.62 Earnings Per Share Expected for Northern Trust Co. (NTRS) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Northern Trust Corp. (finance.yahoo.com) DeChambeau claims four-stroke victory in FedEx Cup opener (investing.com) DeChambeau rolls to 4-stroke win at Northern Trust (investing.com) Northern Trust Sees Hammer Chart Pattern: Time to Buy? (finance.yahoo.com)

    Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Northern Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 8th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Northern Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 19th. Citigroup boosted their target price on shares of Northern Trust from $108.00 to $118.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, July 20th. Deutsche Bank dropped their target price on shares of Northern Trust from $119.00 to $118.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, August 16th. Finally, Vining Sparks reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $130.00 target price on shares of Northern Trust in a research report on Monday, July 23rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Northern Trust has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $115.06.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Atlantic Trust Group LLC grew its holdings in shares of Northern Trust Co. (NASDAQ:NTRS) by 19.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 5,141 shares of the asset manager’s stock after purchasing an additional 823 shares during the period. Atlantic Trust Group LLC’s holdings in Northern Trust were worth $530,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: The Kraft Heinz Company(KHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Aksana Fitzpatrick]

    PepsiCo is not alone in its quest for product innovation. Over the past five years, the number of incubator programs in the consumer foods sectors has skyrocketed. Kraft Heinz(NASDAQ:KHC) launched its own incubator — Springboard — earlier this year. Other consumer giants like Kellogg (NYSE:K), General Mills (NYSE:GIS), and Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) have similarly jumped into the start-up world.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Excluding the company’s stake in Kraft Heinz Co. (NYSE: KHC), its top five holdings at the end of last year were as follows:

    American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP): a 17.6% stake valued at $15 billion with a cost basis of $1.3 billion Phillips 66 Co. (NYSE: PSX): a 14.9% stake valued at $7.5 billion and a cost basis of $5.8 billion Moody’s Corp. (NYSE: MCO): a 12.9% stake valued at $3.6 billion with a cost basis of $248 million Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC): a 9.9% stake valued at $29.3 billion and a cost basis of $11.8 billion Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO): a 9.4% stake valued at $18.4 billion with a cost basis of $1.2 billion

    The following are a few of Buffett’s comments from the letter.

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    4. Kraft Heinz (NYSE: KHC)
    The highest payout ratio on the list at 69% and a 36% loss over the last year may make you wonder why its included on the list of perfect dividend stocks.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Mining for cryptocurrency is getting tastier and paying off with a lot less electricity use. Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ: KHC) last week launched a promotion that gives consumers an instant chance to win a “bacoin” currently valued at three slices of the company’s Oscar Mayer bacon.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ: KHC) reported its most recent quarterly results before the markets opened on Friday. The company said that it had $1.00 in earnings per share (EPS) and $6.69 billion in revenue, and consensus estimates had called for $0.92 in EPS on revenue of $6.59 billion. In the same period of last year, the food maker said it had EPS of $0.98 and $6.68 billion in revenue.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Penumbra, Inc.(PEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [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.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Penumbra Inc (NYSE:PEN) insider James Robert Pray sold 8,125 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $138.34, for a total value of $1,124,012.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 1,578 shares in the company, valued at $218,300.52. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

  • [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 Stephan Byrd]

    Penumbra Inc (NYSE:PEN) insider Daniel Donen Davis sold 7,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $130.38, for a total transaction of $977,850.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [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.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.(BONT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Not long ago, liquidation seemed inevitable for bankrupt department store operator Bon-Ton Stores Inc. (NASDAQ:BONT). The company’s desperate attempt to restructure outside the bankruptcy process failed earlier this year when it couldn’t find an investor willing to finance a comeback effort.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    In 2018, TJX will benefit from a lower tax rate and easier year-over-year comparisons. It is also likely to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of Bon-Ton Stores’ (NASDAQ:BONT) pending liquidation. This could send TJX stock to new heights later this year.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    However, the outlook for J.C. Penney stock could be improving as competition in the department store sector starts to wane. Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD) recently revealed another round of store closures. Furthermore, Bon-Ton (NASDAQ:BONT) announced this week that it will liquidate after its attempt to emerge from bankruptcy as a going concern failed.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Last week, bankrupt department store operator Bon-Ton Stores (NASDAQ:BONT) made one last desperate bid to survive. A group led by mall owners Namdar Realty Group and Washington Prime Group (NYSE:WPG) signed a letter of intent to buy the company out of bankruptcy and continue operating at least some of its stores.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ascent Capital Group, Inc.(ASCMA)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are the top performers from last week…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) $1.83 165.71%
    Radisys Corp. (Nasdaq: RSYS) $1.55 115.68%
    Ascent Capital Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ASCMA) $3.71 43.12%
    Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp. (Nasdaq: ADMP) $4.36 40.63%
    Tintri Inc. (Nasdaq: TNTR) $0.18 40.49%
    Prana Biotechnology Ltd. (Nasdaq: PRAN) $2.35 39.96%
    Micronet Enertec Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: MICT) $1.60 39.40%
    Corindus Vascular Robotics (NYSE: CVRS) $1.17 34.40%
    ParkerVision Inc. (Nasdaq: PRKR) $0.70 30.65%
    SuperCom Ltd. (Nasdaq: SPCB) $0.24 30.10%

    While these gains are exciting, they pale in comparison to the profit potential of our top penny stock to buy this week.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ: ASCMA) and Applied DNA Sciences (NASDAQ:APDN) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now

Has investing in energy piqued your interest lately? It probably should. Oil and gas producers have become much more disciplined operators after the recent price crash, and alternative-energy solutions continue to grow at incredible rates. While it is still a volatile industry, it is on much surer footing than it has been in several years, and could make for some compelling investments.

So we asked three of our Motley Fool contributors to each highlight a stock they think is a top buy this month. Here’s why they picked Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB), Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ:CLNE), and SolarEdge Technologies (NASDAQ:SEDG)

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Near-term growth, and more

Matt DiLallo (Williams Companies): This natural gas pipeline giant has had a slow start in 2018. Through the first half of the year, cash flow at the company’s MLP Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) has only increased by about 2%, due mainly to recent asset sales. However, with a major expansion project coming on line, cash flow growth should accelerate in the second half of the year. That project and others in the pipeline have the company on track to grow cash flow 9% in 2018 and another 13% next year.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Merit Medical Systems Inc.(MMSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Merit Medical Systems (NASDAQ:MMSI) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallJul. 23, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI) by 5.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 412,344 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after buying an additional 20,334 shares during the quarter. Merit Medical Systems comprises approximately 1.9% of Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 4th largest position. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. owned 0.82% of Merit Medical Systems worth $18,699,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bank of America cut shares of Merit Medical Systems (NASDAQ:MMSI) from a buy rating to an underperform rating in a report published on Tuesday morning, MarketBeat reports. They currently have $64.00 price target on the medical instruments supplier’s stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Penumbra, Inc.(PEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 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.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Penumbra earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.5836260957262 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Penumbra Inc (NYSE:PEN) insider Daniel Donen Davis sold 7,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $130.38, for a total transaction of $977,850.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Western Asset Emerging Markets Income Fund, Inc(EMD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Emerald Crypto (EMD) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the
    Scrypt hashing algorithm. Its launch date was June 16th, 2013. Emerald Crypto’s total supply is 19,117,129 coins. Emerald Crypto’s official Twitter account is @Emerald_Crypto and its Facebook page is accessible here. Emerald Crypto’s official website is www.emeraldcrypto.de.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Grifols, S.A.(GRFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Financial Gravity Companies Inc. raised its stake in shares of Grifols (NASDAQ:GRFS) by 264.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 13,862 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,054 shares during the quarter. Financial Gravity Companies Inc.’s holdings in Grifols were worth $282,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Grifols (NASDAQ:GRFS) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.