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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019

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Shares of Owens-Illinois Inc. (NYSE:OI) jumped 9.9% on Friday after activist investor Atlantic Investment Management called for the glass-container specialist to take a number of actions to maximize shareholder value.

According to an SEC filing today, Atlantic has sent a letter to Owens-Illinois management urging them to hire a financial advisor to explore the sale of their European business, arguing that “there is substantial upside to OI’s share price on a sum-of-the-parts basis.”

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Then, Atlantic says, OI should use those proceeds to repurchase at least $1 billion in shares and pay down $2 billion or more in debt. Finally, it argues that OI should initiate a dividend of $0.15 per quarter and allocate 75% of its annual free cash flow to additional stock buybacks.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Northrim BanCorp Inc(NRIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kearny Financial (NASDAQ: KRNY) and Northrim BanCorp (NASDAQ:NRIM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northrim BanCorp (NASDAQ: NRIM) and Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northrim BanCorp Inc (NASDAQ:NRIM)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $40.05 and last traded at $39.85, with a volume of 561 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $40.00.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust(PMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pennymac Mortgage Investment (NYSE:PMT) – Equities researchers at Wedbush lifted their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Pennymac Mortgage Investment in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, May 10th. Wedbush analyst J. Weaver now anticipates that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $0.36 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.34. Wedbush also issued estimates for Pennymac Mortgage Investment’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.52 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.74 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pennymac Mortgage Investment (NYSE:PMT) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The company traded as low as $18.60 and last traded at $18.62, with a volume of 19306 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $18.50.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: PS Business Parks Inc.(PSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PS Business Parks (NYSE: PSB) and Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance (NYSE:ARI) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: East West Bancorp Inc.(EWBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $73.98 and last traded at $72.84, with a volume of 20405 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $73.09.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. lifted its stake in shares of East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC) by 0.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 419,124 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,196 shares during the quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. owned about 0.29% of East West Bancorp worth $26,212,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    FDx Advisors Inc. reduced its position in shares of East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) by 28.8% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 20,326 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 8,209 shares during the period. FDx Advisors Inc.’s holdings in East West Bancorp were worth $1,325,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sun Life Financial INC bought a new position in shares of East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 8,384 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $547,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Toronto Dominion Bank boosted its position in shares of East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) by 45.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 14,405 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,510 shares during the quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank’s holdings in East West Bancorp were worth $939,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Meridian Interstate Bancorp Inc.(EBSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Meridian Bancorp (NASDAQ:EBSB) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Saturday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Meridian Bancorp (NASDAQ:EBSB) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: New Century Bancorp Inc.(NC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR) and NACCO Industries (NYSE:NC) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Ishares Trust Dj Us Financial (IYF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The challenges facing EUFN may indicate the ETF will be challenged to deliver compelling risk-reward for investors. EUFN's three-year standard deviation is 18.23 percent, or more than 500 basis points above the same metric on the iShares U.S. Financials ETF (NYSE: IYF).

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.(RNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rhumbline Advisers trimmed its position in shares of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR) by 8.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 74,399 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 6,510 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.18% of RenaissanceRe worth $8,952,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    RenaissanceRe (NYSE: RNR) is one of 73 publicly-traded companies in the “Fire, marine, & casualty insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare RenaissanceRe to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kemper (NYSE: RNR) and RenaissanceRe (NYSE:RNR) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kemper (NYSE: RNR) and RenaissanceRe (NYSE:RNR) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: BofI Holding Inc.(BOFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of BofI (NASDAQ:BOFI) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report published on Saturday morning.

    Several other research analysts also recently commented on BOFI. ValuEngine raised shares of BofI from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. UBS Group downgraded shares of BofI from a strong-buy rating to an outperform rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Raymond James reissued an outperform rating and issued a $45.00 price target (up from $42.00) on shares of BofI in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of BofI from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $43.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 3rd. Finally, DA Davidson raised their price target on shares of BofI to $48.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Thursday, April 5th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. BofI has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $41.60.

  • [By Jordan Wathen, Matthew Frankel, and Dan Caplinger]

    Rather than gamble on the next big penny stock, investors would do well to buy quality companies worth owning for the long haul. In the article below, three Fool.com contributors make the case for BofI Holding (NASDAQ:BOFI), Jefferies Financial Group (NYSE:JEF), and The Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) as stocks to consider adding to your portfolio.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    Bank of Internet (BOFI) : “I would hold that. I do like the major banks more right here.”

    Melco Resorts (MLCO) : “No, no, I like MGM Resorts (MGM) .”

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: CBOE Holdings Inc.(CBOE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) which fell about 2% to $100.79. The stock’s 52-week range is $91.12 to $138.54. Volume was nearly 1 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.1 million.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Cboe Global Markets Inc (NASDAQ:CBOE) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the sixteen analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, ten have assigned a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $118.64.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Shares of Kraft Heinz Co. (Nasdaq: KHC) were on the move on news that the company is exploring a possible deal to purchase Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE: CPB). A report by the New York Post suggests that Kraft has not made an offer and that any purchase would likely not offer much in the way of a premium from the current share price. The news comes a day after Kraft topped Wall Street earnings and revenue forecasts and issued positive forward guidance. Shares of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) fell slightly on Friday. The dip came a day after the technology giant officially became the first U.S. public company to hit a market capitalization of $1 trillion. “With the world’s oldest profession already staked out, there are many competitors for second oldest,” writes Money Morning’s Tim Melvin. “Leading claimants include spies and politicians, but that can’t be right.” Today, Tim explains why spending on the military fuels this profession. And then he explains why he likes the firm Vectrus Inc. (NYSE: VEC). Other firms reporting earnings include Groupon Inc. (Nasdaq: GRPN), Dish Network Corp. (Nasdaq: DISH), and CBOE Global Markets Inc. (Nasdaq: CBOE).

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019

Tredje AP fonden trimmed its stake in shares of AGCO (NYSE:AGCO) by 12.0% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 12,670 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 1,720 shares during the quarter. Tredje AP fonden’s holdings in AGCO were worth $822,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Avestar Capital LLC purchased a new position in shares of AGCO during the 4th quarter worth approximately $111,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC purchased a new position in shares of AGCO during the 4th quarter worth approximately $188,000. Advisor Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of AGCO by 187.9% during the 4th quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 2,709 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $192,000 after buying an additional 1,768 shares in the last quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in shares of AGCO during the 4th quarter worth approximately $257,000. Finally, Toronto Dominion Bank raised its stake in shares of AGCO by 39.6% during the 4th quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 3,750 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $268,000 after buying an additional 1,064 shares in the last quarter. 83.61% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: Saratoga Investment Corp(SAR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Headlines about Saratoga Investment (NYSE:SAR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Saratoga Investment earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.4912059514825 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Saratoga Investment Corp (NYSE:SAR) reached a new 52-week high and low on Friday after an insider bought additional shares in the company. The stock traded as low as $22.95 and last traded at $22.85, with a volume of 650 shares. The stock had previously closed at $22.70.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Saratoga Investment Corp (NYSE:SAR) – Equities research analysts at B. Riley dropped their Q3 2019 EPS estimates for shares of Saratoga Investment in a report issued on Thursday, August 23rd. B. Riley analyst T. Hayes now forecasts that the financial services provider will post earnings of $0.54 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.55. B. Riley also issued estimates for Saratoga Investment’s Q2 2020 earnings at $0.58 EPS.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: 1st Source Corporation(SRCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    1st Source (NASDAQ:SRCE)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $56.13 and last traded at $55.94, with a volume of 100 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $55.94.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    1st Source (NASDAQ:SRCE) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Thursday.

  • [By ]

    Currently, I like People’s Utah Bancorp (Nasdaq: PUB), 1st Source Corporation (Nasdaq: SRCE), and East West Bancorp (Nasdaq: EWBC) as stocks likely to benefit in the small/regional sector.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: Stewart Information Services Corporation(STC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    StarChain (CURRENCY:STC) traded 8.7% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on May 14th. StarChain has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $5.27 million worth of StarChain was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One StarChain token can now be purchased for about $0.0925 or 0.00001062 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. During the last seven days, StarChain has traded down 16.3% against the US dollar.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    StarChain (CURRENCY:STC) traded 13% higher against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on June 3rd. StarChain has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $3.20 million worth of StarChain was traded on exchanges in the last day. One StarChain token can currently be purchased for about $0.0814 or 0.00001057 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. In the last seven days, StarChain has traded 1.2% lower against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    StarChain (CURRENCY:STC) traded 1.1% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on September 4th. StarChain has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $199,071.00 worth of StarChain was traded on exchanges in the last day. One StarChain token can currently be bought for about $0.0119 or 0.00000162 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. Over the last seven days, StarChain has traded up 29% against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bailard Inc. reduced its stake in shares of Stewart Information Services Corp (NYSE:STC) by 14.7% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 8,100 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 1,400 shares during the period. Bailard Inc.’s holdings in Stewart Information Services were worth $335,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Argo Group (NASDAQ: AGII) and Stewart Information Services (NYSE:STC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    StarChain (CURRENCY:STC) traded down 2.8% against the dollar during the one day period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on May 31st. One StarChain token can now be bought for about $0.0729 or 0.00000971 BTC on exchanges. StarChain has a market cap of $0.00 and approximately $2.12 million worth of StarChain was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, StarChain has traded down 18.5% against the dollar.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.(RNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rhumbline Advisers trimmed its position in shares of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR) by 8.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 74,399 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 6,510 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.18% of RenaissanceRe worth $8,952,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kemper (NYSE: RNR) and RenaissanceRe (NYSE:RNR) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Earnest Partners LLC grew its holdings in shares of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR) by 2.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 307,192 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,389 shares during the period. Earnest Partners LLC’s holdings in RenaissanceRe were worth $42,549,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: Barclays PLC(BCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Nike Inc. (NYSE: NYSE) is facing a public relations problem this morning and shares are off nearly 2%. Last night, Duke University star basketball player Zion Williamson was injured in the opening minute of a marquee game against the University of North Carolina. Williamson slipped while dribbling and his Nike shoe split apart, causing him to fall and injure his knee. The No. 1 ranked Duke Blue Devils, who were favorites against their rivals at home, were blown out after Williamson was forced to leave the game. The game was heavily televised, attended by celebrities and former President Barack Obama, and fetched ticket prices upwards of $10,000. Williamson is likely the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft this year. The company called the event an “isolated occurrence.” Shares of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) popped to an 11-year high thanks to a strong earnings report and forward guidance on Wednesday. The fitness and navigation device manufacturer reported that smartwatch sales are “on fire” from outdoor enthusiasts. The firm’s outdoor segment experienced a 25% jump in revenue for the quarter, while the firm hiked its 2019 revenue outlook and topped analysts’ expectations. The news helped boost shares of Fossil (NASDAQ: FOSL) and Fitbit (NYSE: FIT). Shares of Navient Corp. (NASDAQ: NAVI) slid 4.2% after hedge fund Canyon Capital withdrew its bid from earlier this week to buy the student loan servicing giant for $12.50 per share. The hedge fund announced it will now launch a proxy fight to replace many of the company’s board of directors. While this might be bad news for NAVI in the short term, there are still 1.5 trillion reasons to own this stock. Look for other earnings reports from Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU), Barclays PLC (NYSE: BCS), Boyd Gaming (NYSE: BYD), Domino’s Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), Dropbox (NYSE: DBX), First Solar (NASDAQ: FSLR), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE), Kraft Hein

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    In Kenya, 28 million consumers can now seamlessly integrate their M-Pesa accounts with PayPal. In Spain, CaixaBank and Bankia both further integrated their online sites with PayPal. HSBC Holdings PLC (NYSE:HSBC) now allows corporate customers in the U.K. to pay distributions to beneficiaries through PayPal, a capability to be rolled out across Europe in the coming months. Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) announced a strategic partnership that enables its customers to more easily link their accounts to PayPal, and soon to use their reward points on PayPal’s digital platform.

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, GE, ARNC
    Shares of Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) continue to face pressure thanks to the Twitter feed of CEO Elon Musk. Shares slumped 7% on Friday as traders reacted negatively to Musk’s criticism of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and his $20 million settlement with the agency. Shareholders have even take directly to Twitter to beg Musk not to send out tweets and criticizing him for failing to look out for their financial interests. “If you put as much effort into improving operating efficiency as you do tweeting, you might have a fighting cash at profitability,” typed one user. Shares of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) rose by 2.8% after the firm received a surprise endorsement from Barclays Plc. (NYSE: BCS). The British investment bank suggested that the stock could pop as high as $20 per share on higher expectations for new CEO Larry Culp. The company’s analyst said that most of the bad news and expectations are already baked into the stock and that General Electric could experience a turnaround. The analyst’s 12-month outlook pegs GE stock at $16 per share (from this morning’s $13.56). Arconic Inc. (NYSE: ARNC) shares jumped 3.7% on takeover speculation this morning. Multiple media outlets are stating that various private equity giants and investment firms are engaging in a bidding war to purchase the producer of aluminum products. The list of suitors includes Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX), Carlyle Group LP (NYSE: CG), Onex Corp., and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Look for earnings reports today from USA Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT). While today’s report isn’t that newsworthy, keep in mind that earnings season kicks off this week. On Friday, look for reports from some of America’s top banks, including JPM

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Barclays (NYSE:BCS) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing 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. Barclays earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.4019094998773 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: Timberland Bancorp Inc.(TSBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Timberland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSBK) declared a None dividend on Tuesday, April 24th, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Friday, May 11th will be paid a dividend of 0.23 per share by the savings and loans company on Friday, May 25th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.61%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 10th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Timberland Bancorp (NASDAQ:TSBK) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Timberland Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 46.0053181885204 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: BofI Holding Inc.(BOFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap diversified financial services stock BofI Holding (NASDAQ: BOFI) has elevated short interest of 36.43% according to Highshortinterest.com. BofI Holding is the holding company for BofI Federal Bank, a nationwide bank that provides financing for single and multifamily residential properties, small-to-medium size businesses in target sectors, and selected specialty finance receivables. With approximately $8.6 billion in assets, BofI Federal Bank provides consumer and business banking products through its low-cost distribution channels and affinity partners. BofI Holding is a component of the Russell 2000 Index, the S&P SmallCap 600 Index, and the KBW Nasdaq Financial Technology Index. Bank of Internet USA is the oldest and most trusted FDIC-insured internet bank in America and is a division of BofI Federal Bank. It was one of the first banks to offer banking services exclusively online.

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Bank of Internet (BOFI) , MGM Resorts (MGM) , Verizon (VZ) , Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) , Oracle (ORCL) , Salesforce.com (CRM) , PayPal (PYPL) , Raytheon (RTN) and McDonald’s (MCD) .

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    Bank of the Internet (NASDAQ:BOFI) recently had to delay its fourth quarter earnings release due to the announcement of a large new acquisition. The company eventually reported earnings Tuesday, August 7, and the stock subsequently sold off in the high-single digits the next day.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: NBT Bancorp Inc.(NBTB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NBT Bancorp (NASDAQ:NBTB) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Saturday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: INTL FCStone Inc.(INTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Intl FCStone Inc  (NASDAQ:INTL)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) was upgraded by investment analysts at TheStreet from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    INTL Fcstone (NASDAQ:INTL) and OTC Markets Group (OTCMKTS:OTCM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch For 2019: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) short interest grew to 35.55 million shares from the previous reading of 31.18 million. Shares were trading at $54.85, within a 52-week range of $49.27 to $66.31.

  • [By Shah Gilani]

    The social media behemoth has approached megabanks like Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C), and others, hoping to sweet-talk them into sharing customers’ card transaction history, their checking account balances, and other personal data.

  • [By ]

    When long-time, sometimes controversial bank analyst Mike Mayo speaks it’s often wise for investors to listen. Recently plucked up by Wells Fargo (WFC)  to cover the banking space, Mayo is fresh off a meeting with top Goldman Sachs (GS)  management, including CEO Lloyd Blankfein. Mayo’s mention of a possible “revenue breakout” in a new note dropped in our email box Tuesday is attention-grabbing (if not a reason to trade Action Alerts PLUS holding Goldman).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Greenleaf Trust grew its holdings in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) by 5.1% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 52,065 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,547 shares during the quarter. Greenleaf Trust’s holdings in Wells Fargo & Co were worth $2,729,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By ]

    San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) , struggling to recover from a series of regulatory penalties over allegedly aggressive sales practices, posted a 5.5% profit increase on a preliminary basis, noting that legal costs might have to be revised higher pending discussions with regulators over as much as $1 billion of new penalties related to auto insurance and mortgage-related violations.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    When it comes to investing, some people prefer to choose from among the leaders of an industry. In banking, Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) and Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) are among the biggest financial institutions in the world, and despite facing very different challenges, they’ve come a long way since teetering on the precipice of ruin during the financial crisis.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now

By Parke Shall

We honestly wouldn’t be surprised if we saw somebody come in and make a bid for Mylan (NASDAQ:MYL) at this stage in the game.

We have written several articles talking about why we think the company is significantly undervalued, and now that some of the gray skies have cleared from in front of the company and it has settled with the Department of Justice, we believe it will be blue skies ahead for MYL. We wanted to take a second and talk about what we believe will be a very unique opportunity to own this company at a price significantly under fair market value.

Our last article on MYL talked about the opportunity to buy the company after it had settled with the Department of Justice over the classification of its EpiPen product. We made a prediction that the stock would eventually head back to $49 per share, which is where it was trading prior to the EpiPen scandal going mainstream. We also stated that the company could have about 75% upside over the course of the long term, a price target that we arrived at by putting a 12X multiple on recently reiterated $6 EPS estimates for 2018. With the stock now at $36, that upside potential moves to about 100%.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.(RNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    RenaissanceRe (NYSE: RNR) is one of 73 publicly-traded companies in the “Fire, marine, & casualty insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare RenaissanceRe to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kemper (NYSE: RNR) and RenaissanceRe (NYSE:RNR) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rhumbline Advisers trimmed its position in shares of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR) by 8.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 74,399 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 6,510 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.18% of RenaissanceRe worth $8,952,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kemper (NYSE: RNR) and RenaissanceRe (NYSE:RNR) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Earnest Partners LLC grew its holdings in shares of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR) by 2.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 307,192 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,389 shares during the period. Earnest Partners LLC’s holdings in RenaissanceRe were worth $42,549,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $142.00.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: ClearBridge American Energy MLP Fund Inc.(CBA )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sit Investment Associates Inc. grew its position in shares of ClearBridge American Energy MLP Fund Inc (NYSE:CBA) by 20.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 795,051 shares of the investment management company’s stock after acquiring an additional 136,834 shares during the quarter. Sit Investment Associates Inc. owned 1.36% of ClearBridge American Energy MLP Fund worth $6,003,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about ClearBridge American Energy MLP Fund (NYSE:CBA) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ClearBridge American Energy MLP Fund earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 47.3026009142931 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.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Nortek Inc.(NTK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Neurotoken (CURRENCY:NTK) traded down 8.5% against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 22:00 PM Eastern on September 2nd. One Neurotoken token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0421 or 0.00000579 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including BCEX, YoBit, Tidex and Cobinhood. In the last seven days, Neurotoken has traded 17.7% lower against the dollar. Neurotoken has a total market capitalization of $3.41 million and approximately $211,773.00 worth of Neurotoken was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News articles about Nortek (NASDAQ:NTK) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Nortek earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the construction company an impact score of 47.207131440996 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NetKoin (NTK) is a token. Its genesis date was January 7th, 2018. NetKoin’s total supply is 99,508,709,867 tokens. The official website for NetKoin is www.netkoin.com. NetKoin’s official Twitter account is @netkoin and its Facebook page is accessible here.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.(GSBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) VP Linton J. Thomason sold 3,900 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.15, for a total value of $234,585.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 7,278 shares in the company, valued at approximately $437,771.70. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    GSA Capital Partners LLP bought a new position in Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund bought 17,738 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,015,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Best Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now

Wall Street brokerages expect that Immunomedics, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMMU) will report ($0.20) earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Zero analysts have provided estimates for Immunomedics’ earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at ($0.31) and the highest estimate coming in at ($0.05). Immunomedics reported earnings per share of ($0.25) in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 20%. The business is scheduled to announce its next earnings results on Wednesday, August 15th.

On average, analysts expect that Immunomedics will report full-year earnings of ($1.26) per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($1.29) to ($1.24). For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the business will post earnings of ($0.98) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($1.41) to ($0.57). Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of analysts that follow Immunomedics.

Best Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Colony Bankcorp Inc.(CBAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Colony Bankcorp (NASDAQ:CBAN) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Colony Bankcorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.0420470648687 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media stories about Colony Bankcorp (NASDAQ:CBAN) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring 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. Colony Bankcorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.3992787299045 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about Colony Bankcorp (NASDAQ:CBAN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Colony Bankcorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.5935973221915 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Best Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.(RNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kemper (NYSE: RNR) and RenaissanceRe (NYSE:RNR) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    RenaissanceRe (NYSE: RNR) is one of 73 publicly-traded companies in the “Fire, marine, & casualty insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare RenaissanceRe to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kemper (NYSE: RNR) and RenaissanceRe (NYSE:RNR) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $142.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rhumbline Advisers trimmed its position in shares of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR) by 8.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 74,399 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 6,510 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.18% of RenaissanceRe worth $8,952,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Argo Group International Holdings Ltd.(AGII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Argo Group (NASDAQ: AGII) and Stewart Information Services (NYSE:STC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Barclays PLC raised its stake in Argo Group (NASDAQ:AGII) by 25.3% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 8,691 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,754 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in Argo Group were worth $499,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Lord Abbett & CO. LLC purchased a new position in shares of Argo Group (NASDAQ:AGII) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 840,251 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $48,230,000. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC owned approximately 2.49% of Argo Group as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Best Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Territorial Bancorp Inc.(TBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Territorial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:TBNK) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $33.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Territorial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:TBNK) Director David S. Murakami sold 4,394 shares of Territorial Bancorp stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.67, for a total value of $134,763.98. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 27,494 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $843,240.98. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) and Territorial Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBNK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Territorial Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBNK) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $33.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Territorial Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBNK) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Territorial Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.0132105892291 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Best Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: KKR(KKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Recently, the large private equity firm KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR) announced the purchase of Envision Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: EVHC). This acquisition has a $5.7 billion price tag, and the deal has a total value of $9.9 billion.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Oppenheimer set a $35.00 target price on KKR & Co Inc (NYSE:KKR) in a report released on Wednesday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the asset manager’s stock.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    This was not overlooked by Wall Street, either, as the giant private equity firm KKR & Co. LP (NYSE: KKR) bought Envision Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: EVHC) for $5.7 billion in cash, with the total deal value adding up to $9.9 billion including debt. It was one of the largest leveraged buyouts so far in 2018.

Best Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation(IPCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Infinity Property and Casualty (NASDAQ:IPCC) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Saturday morning.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Infinity Property and Casualty (NASDAQ:IPCC) and Hartford Financial Services Group (NYSE:HIG) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B (NYSE: BRK.B) and Infinity Property and Casualty (NASDAQ:IPCC) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now

In just 10 days, Canada’s Senate is set to vote on bill C-45, which is best known as the Cannabis Act. A positive vote could put in motion a long-awaited change in our neighbor to the north that would soon thereafter make recreational marijuana legal. Though Uruguay is the only country in the world to have fully legalized cannabis for adults, Canada would be the first developed country to do so.

Adult-use cannabis means big money for the legal weed industry, as well as to investors. Recreational marijuana is expected to add perhaps $5 billion in annual sales to Canada’s legal weed industry, which comes atop what it’s already generating from medical pot sales and exports. It’s this sales-growth expectation that’s been instrumental in driving the share prices of industry giants like Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH:ACBFF) considerably higher. Over the trailing two-year period through May 23, 2018, Aurora’s share price was up nearly 1,700%!

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Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Kamada Ltd.(KMDA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ: KMDA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $24.02 million.

    Concordia International Corp. (NASDAQ: CXRX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $143.80 million.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ:KMDA) have been given an average rating of “Buy” by the six analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $8.33.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Retail stocks are in focus after the U.S. Census Bureau released monthly sales figures before the bell Tuesday. The bureau said that retail sales increased by 0.3% in April, a figure that matched trade expectations. Markets had expected consumer spending to increase, however home improvement sales were not the major factor that most expected. This was evident from The Home Depot’s earnings report. Markets are increasingly optimistic over U.S. trade negotiations with China. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s No. 1 economic advisor will visit the United States this week to continue the nation’s dialogue with America. In addition, roughly 100 companies and trade associations will be sounding off to the Trump administration about the potential impact of tariffs in the Chinese markets.
    Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, AMZN, GS
    Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is in focus thanks to tax policy in Seattle. On Monday, the Seattle’s City Council passed a bill that will tax Amazon and 131 other companies $275 per employee each year in order to create a fund to address homelessness in the Seattle. The tax is half what was originally proposed and remains a contentious issue for Amazon, which is the city’s biggest employer. Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS) is sounding the alarm about the state of the markets. The company warned that the U.S. budget deficit is increasing while America’s unemployment rate is falling. This hasn’t occurred since the World War II. The bank believes that the combination of the two could cause the Fed to spike interest rates in the near future. This comes at a time when the Fed has already lost control of interest rates. Look for additional earnings reports from Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE: EXP), Bitauto Holding Ltd. (Nasdaq: BITA), Virtusa Corp. (Nasdaq: VRTU), Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq: ENT), and Kamada Ltd. (Nasdaq: KMDA).

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Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.(RNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kemper (NYSE: RNR) and RenaissanceRe (NYSE:RNR) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rhumbline Advisers trimmed its position in shares of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR) by 8.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 74,399 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 6,510 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.18% of RenaissanceRe worth $8,952,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Earnest Partners LLC grew its holdings in shares of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR) by 2.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 307,192 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,389 shares during the period. Earnest Partners LLC’s holdings in RenaissanceRe were worth $42,549,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: First Trust Energy Income and Growth Fund(FEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund (NYSEAMERICAN:FEN) was the target of a significant growth in short interest during the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 48,349 shares, a growth of 530.7% from the September 14th total of 7,666 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 77,969 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.6 days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Frenkel Topping Group Plc (LON:FEN) hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday after FinnCap lowered their price target on the stock from GBX 65 to GBX 45. FinnCap currently has a corporate rating on the stock. Frenkel Topping Group traded as low as GBX 35 ($0.47) and last traded at GBX 37 ($0.49), with a volume of 388157 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at GBX 46.80 ($0.62).

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Books-A-Million Inc.(BAMM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about Books-A-Million (NASDAQ:BAMM) have trended positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Books-A-Million earned a coverage optimism score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the specialty retailer an impact score of 44.3915244007427 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company(ADM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC lowered its position in shares of Archer Daniels Midland Co (NYSE:ADM) by 19.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 101,795 shares of the company’s stock after selling 24,526 shares during the period. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC’s holdings in Archer Daniels Midland were worth $4,415,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    PNC Financial Services Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Archer Daniels Midland Co (NYSE:ADM) by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 230,910 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,287 shares during the quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc.’s holdings in Archer Daniels Midland were worth $10,581,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    D.A. Davidson & CO. trimmed its position in Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM) by 40.8% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 8,813 shares of the company’s stock after selling 6,084 shares during the quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings in Archer Daniels Midland were worth $382,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cambridge Financial Group Inc. lifted its position in Archer Daniels Midland Co (NYSE:ADM) by 2.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 139,463 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,768 shares during the period. Archer Daniels Midland comprises about 3.3% of Cambridge Financial Group Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 17th biggest holding. Cambridge Financial Group Inc.’s holdings in Archer Daniels Midland were worth $6,049,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Johnson Outdoors Inc.(JOUT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
    Genesis Energy, L.P