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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2019

J M Smucker Co (NYSE:SJM) has come a long way since its humble beginnings. The once-famous jelly and jam maker has now expanded its business to cover over 50 brands across the U.S. and Canada. And it all started in 1897 in Orrville, OH by Jerome Monroe Smucker.

Johnny Appleseed (aka John Chapman) had been across this part of the country planting apple seeds. Smucker took advantage and began selling apple butter across the region out of his wagon. Today, SJM has a market cap of $14 billion and one or more of its products is in every house in the nation.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2019: iShares PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index Fund(SOXX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Essex Financial Services Inc. bought a new position in iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 1,765 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $318,000.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Technology was the weakest sector, with biotech and semiconductor stocks in particular having a tough day. The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEMKT:XBI) tumbled 3.2% and the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) lost 2.4%.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Madrona Financial Services LLC increased its stake in shares of iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) by 14.0% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 8,356 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 1,025 shares during the quarter. iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF comprises approximately 1.2% of Madrona Financial Services LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 17th largest position. Madrona Financial Services LLC’s holdings in iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF were worth $1,489,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Industrial stocks were a bright spot in the market today, especially defense-related companies. The iShares US Aerospace & Defense ETF (NYSEMKT:ITA) gained 1.1%. Semiconductor stocks were a drag on the technology sector, with the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) falling 2.7%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Utility stocks were the weakest sector, with the Utilities Select SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLU) falling 1.4%. Semiconductor stocks also helped pull the market down after some analyst downgrades; the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) dropped 1.6%. 

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    All the major sectors were up today, with materials rebounding from recent weakness; the SPDR S&P Metals and Mining ETF (NYSEMKT:XME) jumped 1.5%. Semiconductor stocks were one of the few areas of market softness, with the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) falling 0.8% on investor concerns over some earnings reports this week.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2019: Air T, Inc.(AIRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about Air T (NASDAQ:AIRT) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Air T earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 46.6995978620286 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2019: ING Group, N.V.(ISP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Intesa Sanpaolo (BIT:ISP) has been given a €2.15 ($2.50) target price by stock analysts at UBS Group in a research note issued on Tuesday, www.boersen-zeitung.de reports. The firm presently has a “neutral” rating on the stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Intesa Sanpaolo (BIT:ISP) received a €3.00 ($3.53) price target from stock analysts at HSBC in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. HSBC’s target price points to a potential downside of 2.60% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Berenberg Bank set a €2.20 ($2.56) price target on Intesa Sanpaolo (BIT:ISP) in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Jefferies Financial Group set a €2.05 ($2.38) target price on Intesa Sanpaolo (BIT:ISP) in a report published on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2019: Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp.(ESP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Espers (CURRENCY:ESP) traded up 5.2% against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 7:00 AM Eastern on May 28th. Espers has a market capitalization of $6.27 million and approximately $8,492.00 worth of Espers was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Espers coin can now be bought for about $0.0003 or 0.00000004 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Livecoin and CoinExchange. During the last seven days, Espers has traded down 26.2% against the US dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Espey Manufacturing & Electronics Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:ESP) CFO David A. Oneil sold 1,778 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.12, for a total value of $57,109.36. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 10,222 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $328,330.64. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Espers (ESP) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the HMQ1725 hashing algorithm. It was first traded on April 28th, 2016. Espers’ total supply is 21,802,827,290 coins. The Reddit community for Espers is /r/esperscoin and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. Espers’ official Twitter account is @CryptoCoderz and its Facebook page is accessible here. Espers’ official website is espers.io.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Espey Manufacturing & Electronics Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:ESP) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 13th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 24th will be given a dividend of 0.25 per share on Monday, October 1st. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.32%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 21st.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2019: MISONIX Inc.(MSON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cesca Therapeutics (NASDAQ: MSON) and Misonix (NASDAQ:MSON) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Misonix (NASDAQ:MSON) and H2O Innovation (OTCMKTS:HEOFF) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2019: EPAM Systems, Inc.(EPAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM), BlackLine (NASDAQ:BL), and Paycom Software (NYSE:PAYC) all qualify as red-hot stocks right now. Each of these companies has crushed the S&P 500 year to date, and all three are currently trading near their all-time highs.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    33 Top US Companies Short-Listed in 10 categories for USA-Europe Shared Services Awards, June 20th, New York (benzinga.com) Alexion SmartPanel Developed in Partnership With EPAM Wins Judges’ Prize in the 2018 Bio-IT World Best Practices … (globenewswire.com) Alexion SmartPanel Developed in Partnership With EPAM Wins Judges’ Prize in the 2018 Bio-IT World Best Practices Awards (finance.yahoo.com) Financial Review: NTT DATA Corp/ADR (NTDTY) and EPAM Systems (EPAM) (americanbankingnews.com) What is RPA? A revolution in business process automation (computerworld.com.au)

    A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised EPAM Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $132.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. Needham & Company LLC lifted their price objective on EPAM Systems to $130.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $135.00 price objective (up from $105.00) on shares of EPAM Systems in a research note on Friday, February 16th. ValuEngine raised EPAM Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $132.00 price objective (up from $123.00) on shares of EPAM Systems in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $125.25.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Infosys (NYSE: EPAM) and EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2019: Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated(RGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Earnest Partners LLC increased its stake in shares of Reinsurance Group of America Inc (NYSE:RGA) by 3.4% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,041,384 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 34,069 shares during the period. Reinsurance Group of America comprises about 1.3% of Earnest Partners LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 13th largest position. Earnest Partners LLC’s holdings in Reinsurance Group of America were worth $139,004,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Reinsurance Group of America Inc (NYSE:RGA) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the nine brokerages that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $158.63.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Quadrature Capital Ltd reduced its stake in shares of Reinsurance Group of America Inc (NYSE:RGA) by 41.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,876 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 1,303 shares during the quarter. Quadrature Capital Ltd’s holdings in Reinsurance Group of America were worth $289,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    First Republic Investment Management Inc. lessened its holdings in Reinsurance Group of America Inc (NYSE:RGA) by 9.4% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 4,562 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 476 shares during the quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Reinsurance Group of America were worth $609,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2019: Financial Institutions Inc.(FISI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Financial Institutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISI) – Piper Jaffray Companies upped their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Financial Institutions in a research report issued on Monday, February 4th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst M. Breese now expects that the bank will earn $0.61 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.60. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Financial Institutions’ Q2 2019 earnings at $0.62 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.69 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.70 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $2.62 EPS and Q3 2020 earnings at $0.76 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) and Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2019: United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc.(UDR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News articles about United Dominion Realty Trust (NYSE:UDR) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. United Dominion Realty Trust earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.5630416063411 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

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    ANALYST RATINGS
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    Imperial Upgrades American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL) from In-Line to Outperform
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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2019: Entegra Financial Corp.(ENFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about Entegra Financial (NASDAQ:ENFC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Entegra Financial earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.1446364627822 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about Entegra Financial (NASDAQ:ENFC) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news 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. Entegra Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 45.2801664166037 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    First Connecticut Bancorp (NASDAQ: FBNK) and Entegra Financial (NASDAQ:ENFC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about Entegra Financial (NASDAQ:ENFC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog 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. Entegra Financial earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the bank an impact score of 44.2162695807625 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Entegra Financial (NASDAQ:ENFC) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Tuesday.

    Other equities analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. FIG Partners lowered shares of Entegra Financial to a market-perform rating in a report on Monday, July 23rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Entegra Financial from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, September 19th. TheStreet lowered shares of Entegra Financial from a b- rating to a c+ rating in a report on Friday, August 24th. Finally, Compass Point raised shares of Entegra Financial from a neutral rating to a buy rating and set a $27.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday, June 28th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $31.25.

Hot Value Stocks To Own For 2018

Facebook opened more than 8 percent higher a day after reporting better-than-expected first quarter earnings.

Shares opened at $173.22 Thursday after closing Wednesday below $160. That puts Facebook on pace for it’s best day since January 2016.

Facebook beat on both the top and bottom lines, quelling concerns about a diminishing user base and margin compression at least for now.

Facebook has been battling reports of online abuse, government probes and concerns around user privacy.

The company’s stock has lost tens of billions of dollars in shareholder value since initial reports of massive data mishandling by research firm Cambridge Analytica.

Hot Value Stocks To Own For 2018: iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index Fund(IBB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Keith Speights, and Sean Williams]

    The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB)– which is an exchange-traded fund that holds nearly 200 biotech stocks — has drastically underperformed the S&P 500 over the last three years. That fact suggests that there are bargains to be found in the biotech space.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    After eking out a modest gain in the week ended April 27, the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (ETF) (NASDAQ: IBB) pulled back this week amid some not-so-encouraging earnings reports and negative regulatory decisions: Link

  • [By ]

    The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE:XBI) a good measure of small-cap biotech stocks gained almost 6% yesterday. Meanwhile, the large-cap iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) jumped almost 4%. The biotech buying frenzy helped lift the Nasdaq Composite to a gain of almost 1% in Mondays session.

  • [By ]

    October was not kind to the biggest names in biotech. While smaller, more speculative biotech names consolidated, the big kids fell off a cliff. The biotech slide accelerated midway through the month, with both the large-cap iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) and the smaller SPDR S&P Biotech ETF slipping more than 5%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Biotech stocks had a big day, with theiShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) jumping 2.8%. The broad technology sector slipped, and theTechnology Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLK)lost 0.1%.

Hot Value Stocks To Own For 2018: Sound Financial Bancorp, Inc.(SFBC)

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Stilwell Value LLCOFG Bancorp (OFG) – 1,614,868 shares, 14.1% of the total portfolio. Kingsway Financial Services Inc (KFS) – 3,780,889 shares, 12.63% of the total portfolio. HopFed Bancorp Inc (HFBC) – 627,128 shares, 7.62% of the total portfolio. Alcentra Capital Corp (ABDC) – 1,251,324 shares, 7.27% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 20.66%Sound Financial Bancorp Inc (SFBC) – 228,600 shares, 7.02% of th

Hot Value Stocks To Own For 2018: Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated(RGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Westpac Banking Corp grew its holdings in shares of Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE:RGA) by 96.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 9,188 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,516 shares during the period. Westpac Banking Corp’s holdings in Reinsurance Group of America were worth $1,415,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) versus Its Peers Financial Contrast (americanbankingnews.com) Comparing Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) and The Competition (americanbankingnews.com) Head to Head Analysis: Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) versus Its Competitors (americanbankingnews.com) Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) versus The Competition Financial Survey (americanbankingnews.com) Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) EVP Timothy T. Matson Buys 300 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)

    RGA has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Wells Fargo restated a “market perform” rating and issued a $160.00 price target (up previously from $150.00) on shares of Reinsurance Group of America in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. UBS initiated coverage on Reinsurance Group of America in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $168.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Reinsurance Group of America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, March 12th. Morgan Stanley reduced their price target on Reinsurance Group of America from $138.00 to $135.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group initiated coverage on Reinsurance Group of America in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $164.00 price target for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $159.78.

Hot Value Stocks To Own For 2018: Senior Housing Properties Trust(SNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Matthew Frankel, and Dan Caplinger]

    Retirees should favor companies that operate in stable industries and offer their shareholders a predictable stream of income. So which stocks in particular do we think can fulfill their needs? We asked a team of Motley Fool investors to weigh in, and they pickedSenior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH),Prologis(NYSE:PLD), and 3M (NYSE:MMM).

Hot Value Stocks To Own For 2018: Acacia Communications, Inc. (ACIA)

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    Until it’s lifted, the ban stands to impact everyone from optical component/module suppliers such as Acacia Communications (ACIA)  and Oclaro to telecom/networking chip suppliers such as Cavium (CAVM)  and Xilinx (XLNX) to mobile chip suppliers such as Qualcomm (QCOM)  and Skyworks (SWKS) . Some of the damage will, of course, be offset by share losses ZTE is likely to see on account of the ban. This could particularly hold for mobile suppliers, given that the ban could prevent ZTE from shipping phones running Alphabet/Google’s (GOOGL) version of Android.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    That ban would cripple China’s 5G expansion efforts, since ZTE needs components from American companies like Acacia Communications (NASDAQ:ACIA) and Qualcomm. ZTE uses Acacia’s fiber optic components in its infrastructure upgrades, and Qualcomm’s SoCs in its smartphones.

  • [By ]

    Just because the daily rhetoric about trade wars with China is dwindling, it doesn’t mean there aren’t still a lot of companies that could be caught in the crossfire. Cramer said this week’s collapse of Acacia Communications (ACIA) could be the first of many volleys in the escalating trade battle.

  • [By ]

    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.

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Hot Value Stocks To Invest In 2018: Fifth Street Asset Management Inc.(FSAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    Last week,The Wall Street Journal broke the news that Fifth Street Asset Management (NASDAQ:FSAM) was on the auction block, apparently for the second time.

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    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $690.27 million.
    General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $3.84 billion.
    Coca-Cola European Partners Plc (NYSE: CCE) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
    Lands' End, Inc. (NASDAQ: LE) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $459.43 million.
    Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: FRAN) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $145.91 million.
    Cheetah Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE: CMCM) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $178.04 million.
    Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $90.05 million.
    Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN) is projected to post earnings for its first quarter.
    Fifth Street Asset Management Inc (NASDAQ: FSAM) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $25.12 million.

     

Hot Value Stocks To Invest In 2018: Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated(RGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

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

  • [By David Sterman]

    My favorite insurers: AIG (NYSE: AIG) (which I discussed a few months ago), Protective Life (NYSE: PL) and Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE: RGA).

Hot Value Stocks To Invest In 2018: Sirius XM Radio Inc.(SIRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    There are a lot of people betting against Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI)these days, even as the stock is hitting 10-year highs. There were 280.1 million shares of Sirius XM sold short at the end of 2016, just below the late-November peak of 285.1 million shares but nearly double the short interest that we were seeing a year ago.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    The long saga regarding Pandora Media Inc. (NYSE: P) has finally come to a head. Well, maybe. Rather than KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE: KKR) investing $150 million, Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) will be investing up to $480 million in the streaming music rival. With its ticketing unit sale taking place as well, it might seem that Pandora is getting a great deal and helping to bolster its books.

  • [By Ashley Moore]

    But before we get to the stock pick, here’s a list of the 10 top-performing Warren Buffett stocks so far this year…

    Company YTD Gains
    Moody’s Corp. (NYSE: MCO) 34.25%
    Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) 30.24%
    Verisign Inc. (Nasdaq: VRSN) 29.88%
    Restaurant Brands Inc. (NYSE: QSR) 29.16%
    WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) 28.97%
    Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) 26.20%
    Liberty Sirius XM Group Class C (Nasdaq: LSXMK) 24.54%
    MasterCard Inc. (NYSE: MA) 24.35%
    Liberty Sirius XM Group Class A (Nasdaq: LSXMA) 22.89%
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: SIRI) 22.81%

    Again, we don’t recommend all of the stocks above for retail investors. After all, Warren Buffett is one of the most wealthy and legendary investors in history. He has a completely different set of goals from us.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Pandora Mediapeaking in 2014 before heading back to where it started while other streaming media stocks such as large cap satellite radio stockSirius XM Radio Inc (NASDAQ: SIRI) has performed better and InternetTV stock Netflix, Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX) has been a homerun:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is a company that thrives on of new car sales. If you have had satellite radio and are not solely reliant on what you get for music in streaming or your library, then chances are pretty good that you won’t want to go back to just having old-fashioned FM/AM radio.

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gold stock: SandRidge Mississippian Trust II(SDR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sandridge Mississippian Trust II (NYSE: SDR) dropped about 18% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $0.75 after closing at $0.95 on Friday. The 52-week high is $1.79. Volume was around 1.3 million, more than nine times the daily average of around 160,000. The company had no specific news.

gold stock: Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated(RGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By David Sterman]

    My favorite insurers: AIG (NYSE: AIG) (which I discussed a few months ago), Protective Life (NYSE: PL) and Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE: RGA).

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

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

gold stock: Tiffany & Co.(TIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT) is down again today, butinvestors continue to be attracted to Tiffany’s (TIF) shine.

    Tiffany has gained 1.2% to $95.06 at 3:27 p.m. today, what would be a new 52-week high if the stock closes there today. The SPDR S&P Retail ETF has fallen 0.2% to $40.87.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Finally on Friday, Tiffany (TIF) reports, and Cramer is betting on positive news now that the company has an activist involved. He was also bullish on Amgen’s (AMGN) analyst meeting, saying investors should use any market weakness earlier in the week to buy.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q3 2016 earnings report formid cap luxury accessories stock Tiffany & Co (NYSE: TIF) is scheduled for before the market the opens onTuesday (November 29th) as some analystswarn thatthe flagship stores close proximity to Trump Tower could adversely affect sales due to protests and enhanced security in the area. Cowen & Co. Analyst Oliver Chen has warned:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) reported upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter.

    Tiffany reported Q4 adjusted earnings of $1.45 per share on revenue of $1.23 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $1.38 per share on revenue of $1.22 billion.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Kroger Co (NYSE: TIF) posted better-than-expected results for its third quarter.

    Kroger posted quarterly earnings of $0.44 per share on revenue of $27.75 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.40 per share on revenue of $27.46 billion. Its comparable store sales rose 1.1 percent during the quarter.

gold stock: Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc(AUPH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Neovasc Inc (US) (NASDAQ: NVCN) rose 17.3 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company reported the close of its $75 million transaction with Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX).
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    Globus Maritime Ltd (NASDAQ: GLBS) shares rose 10.1 percent to $6.90 in pre-market trading after climbing 5.03 percent on Monday.
    Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: AUPH) shares rose 9.9 percent to $3.00 in pre-market trading. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals appointed Lorin Jeffry “Jeff” Randall to its board and Chairman of the Audit Committee.
    Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ: ORIG) shares rose 8.7 percent to $2.89 in pre-market trading after surging 19.82 percent on Monday.
    Full House Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLL) shares rose 5.1 percent to $2.08 in pre-market trading after declining 1.98 percent on Monday.
    Seadrill Ltd (NYSE: SDRL) rose 5.1 percent to $4.13 in pre-market trading after surging 3.15 percent on Monday.
    Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) rose 5.1 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading after declining 5.37 percent on Monday.
    Arbutus Biopharma Corp (NASDAQ: ABUS) rose 5.1 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading. Arbutus issued additional data from its ARB-1467 Phase II
  • [By Todd Campbell]

    After positive mid-stage trial data suggested earlier this year that it might be able to reshape the treatment of kidney failure in lupus patients, Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AUPH)has announced plans for a late-stage study that could eventually allow it to win regulatory OKs in the U.S., Europe, and Japan.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: AUPH) shares shot up 24 percent to $4.60 after the company disclosed that Voclosporin met 48-week remission endpoints.

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Our latest recommendation takes you into the world of REITs, even as a former real estate salesman took the helm of the United States, notes Nicholas Vardy, editor of Bull Market Alert.

Denver, Colorado-based CoreSite Realty Corporation (COR) offers cloud-enabled, high-performance data center campuses.

Operating across 17 data centers in eight key North American markets, CoreSite serves a broad range of clients, including telecommunications carriers, media companies, financial and educational institutions, and government agencies.

The REITs sector that just recently found its footing in the market. Here’s why I expect CoreSite to continue its strong recent run:

First, with the growth of cloud computing, the Internet of Things and big data, and an increasing number of companies opting for third-party IT infrastructure, data center REITs like CoreSite are booming. CoreSite recently increased the occupancy rate of its data centers to 87.6%, which is near record levels.

market stock today: PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The)(PNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Related WFC Why Bank ETFs Fell On Friday Despite Decent Earnings Phil's Stock World: Funtime Friday Earnings Season Starts Today Rising Book Values and Margins of Safety (GuruFocus)
    Related C Earnings Preview: Financial Giants BAC, GS, And MS Report Q2 Results This Week Why Bank ETFs Fell On Friday Despite Decent Earnings Palo Capital, Inc. Buys Citigroup Inc, Schlumberger, NetApp Inc, Sells Citrix Systems Inc, … (GuruFocus) Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.02 per share on revenue of $22.51 billion.
    Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.26 per share on revenue of $17.71 billion.
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.65 per share on revenue of $25.61 billion.
    PNC Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE: PNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.02 per share on revenue of $4.00 billion.
    First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.1 per share on revenue of $675.70 million.
    First Horizon National Corp (NYSE: FHN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $337.89 million.

     

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Who is “the market” and how does it “want” to go down? Where’s the commandment that says stocks have to go lower? Who decides that today people who own stocks are by and large going to lose money? And why, of all things, does the market not want to go higher? Didn’t the CEO of the biggest bank, JPMorgan (JPM) , say things are great? Didn’t Wells Fargo (WFC) , after all of that scandal, still show some growth, a sign that it is putting the rough patch behind it? Didn’t Citigroup (C) have its best quarter in years? Wasn’t PNC Financial (PNC) even better, clear triumphs on every single line item? The word “perfect” comes to mind, as in Perfect National Corp. (Wells Fargo and Citigroup are part of TheStreet’s Action Alerts PLUS portfolio.)

  • [By Teresa Rivas]

    PNC Financial Services (PNC) ended the week on a down note, despite better-than-expected first-quarter earnings.

    PNC said it earned $1.96 per share on revenue that climbed6% to $3.88 billion. Analysts were looking for earnings per share of $1.83 on $3.8 billion of revenue.

    A couple of analysts notes about the quarter are trickling in.

    Evercore ISI’s John Pancari reitearted an Outperform rating and $139 price target:

    We came away from 1Q17 results with greater confidence in our constructive view on the shares, particularly as balance sheet growth strengthens, NIM upside materializes, operative leverage improves, and credit remains contained.

    Raymond James’s Michael Rose reiterated a Market Perform rating on the stock:

    Excluding a positive valuation adjustment, recognition of deferred issuance costs related to the redemption of all REIT preferred securities on March 15, and fair value adjustments related to Visa Class B shares, operating EPS was also $1.96. Stronger than forecast revenue (both net interest income and fee revenue), a lower than forecast loan loss provision, and a lower than modeled tax rate more than offset higher noninterest expenses versus our model. Excluding losses on the sales of securities and the impact of mortgage servicing rights (MSR) hedging activity, we peg core EPS at $1.95.

    PNC closed down 0.2% to $115.80 on Thursday.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We believe investors should continue to own three types of bank stocks: “Return of Capital (RC) Stocks”, “Risk On (RO) Stocks”, and “Multiple Revaluation (MR) Stocks.” RC stocks include M&T Bank (MTB), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), and SunTrust Banks (STI); RO stocks include Bank of America, Popular (BPOP), Citigroup, JPMorgan, and KeyCorp (KEY); and MR stocks include BB&T (BBT) and PNC Financial Services Group (PNC).

market stock today: Fortive Corporation (FTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Fortive Corp. (NYSE: FTV) was started as Sector Perform at RBC Capital Markets.

    Herman Miller Inc. (NASDAQ: MLHR) was raised to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Last year at this time, we said we can only hope for a bit more growth, and at least bottoming for many of those stubborn energy/commodity/industrial end markets, less FX headwind, pricing support and cost reduction plus smart capital deployment, be it M&A, Capex, and/or buybacks/dividends that might actually lead to stock outperformance. In fact, we did get a bit more growth and many of the stubborn end markets appear to have bottomed, while most of those other items also did play out. The stocks under our coverage outperformed the S&P (which was up >10% itself) by more than 14% on average, led byIngersoll-Rand (+37%),Rockwell Automation (+31%),Eaton (+30%) and Fortive (FTV) (+26%) with Allegion (ALLE) (-2%) andGeneral Electric (+2%) the worst performing.

market stock today: Zillow Group, Inc.(Z)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nelson Hem]

    Also in this week’s Barron’s:

    A special report on strategic beta ETFs How to take advantage of underpriced stocks Who is in denial about the death of the personal computer market Finding the best value mutual funds Finding value in big stocks and emerging markets How mining companies are striving for sustainability Why Zillow Group, Inc.-Class C (NASDAQ: Z) could fall 25 percent Six unconventional yield plays for an uncertain market Why Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) investors may lose in hot IPO

    Disclosure: At the time of this writing, the author had no position in the mentioned equities.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Zillow Group Inc. (NASDAQ:Z)(NASDAQ:ZG)climbed 13.8% in the month of April,according to data provided byS&P Global Market Intelligence, ahead of the online real estate specialist’s impending first-quarter 2017 report.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    The stock market was mostly flat today ahead of a key House vote on the passage of the Republicans’ healthcare bill, which was delayed until Friday after GOP lawmakers failed to gather the necessary support. TheDow Jones Industrial Averagelost just 5 points, or 0.02%, while other broader market indexes saw similar small declines. But several individual stocks saw much more severe drops, including Zillow Group (NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG), Proofpoint (NASDAQ:PFPT), and Accenture (NYSE:ACN). Read on to see what drove these unusual moves.

market stock today: Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated(RGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By David Sterman]

    My favorite insurers: AIG (NYSE: AIG) (which I discussed a few months ago), Protective Life (NYSE: PL) and Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE: RGA).

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

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

market stock today: J.M. Smucker Company (The)(SJM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    The Pillsbury Doughboy is the mascot of the Pillsbury Company, which is owned by General Mills (NYSE: GIS) and J.M. Smucker (NYSE: SJM). The Doughboy was created by Pillsburys advertising agency almost 50 years ago. Pikachu are characters owned by The Pokemon Company International and appear in card games, video games, TV shows, movies and comic books. Founded in 1998, the Japanese company has achieved total games sales of almost 280 million. SpongeBob SquarePants was created for Nickelodeon, which is owned by Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA). The show premiered in 1999 and has spawned movies, video games and theme park rides. Ronald McDonald is a c

  • [By Teresa Rivas]

    J.M. Smucker(SJM) is falling Monday, after Morgan Stanley’sMatthew Grainger and his team cut their rating on the stock, citing pricing pressures from Wal-Mart (WMT) and growing competition from private-labels.

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    Grainger slash Smucker to Underweight from Equal Weight, and shaved $6 off his price target, to $126. He also cites what he calls “sustained” challenges in both its coffee and pet food business, as well as“below-average strategic optionality.”

    At the same time, he also upgraded Pinnacle Foods (PF) to Overweight from Equal Weight, and raised his price target to $63 from $58, on its double-digit earnings growth and what he sees as superior execution.

    Nonetheless, he sees many of the packaged food companies in his coverage, from Smucker to Pinnacle, as subject to pressure from Wal-Mart and off-brand rivals. From the note:

    Walmart comprises ~22% of sales across our coverage, a figure that has increased in recent years even as the retailers total grocery sales have grown at an even faster 4% CAGR. With Food margins expected to expand meaningfully, we believe this only enhances Walmart’s negotiating leverage going forward. SJM, Dean Foods (DF), and General Mills (GIS) are most at risk in the current environment, in our view.

    Recent scanner data points to a positive inflection in private label trends (share up ~30 bps L12W) across a range of center-store categories, a dynamic we believe could intensify in an increasingly competitive retail grocery landscape. Our analysis of recent trends points to the most meaningful underperformance vs. private label at GIS, SJM, ConAgra (CAG), and Campbell Soup (CPB), while only PF has outperformed in recent weeks.

    Smucker is down 1.1% to $127.95 this morning, while Pinnacle is up 0.8% to %48.47.

market stock today: CNH Industrial N.V.(CNHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    I wrote bullishly about Deere (DE) back in December, and since then the stock has done…not much, gaining 4.8% to the S&P 500′s 4.1% rise. So I’ve tried to stay on top of the stock, both the bullish calls and the bearish ones–and today, I have another bear to add to the list. That would be JPMorgan’s Ann Duignan, who reiterated her Underweight rating on Deere today, as well as CNH Industrial (CNHI) and Agco (AGCO). She explains why: