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Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2019

KBC Group NV boosted its position in Medtronic PLC (NYSE:MDT) by 2.4% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 655,442 shares of the medical technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 15,628 shares during the period. KBC Group NV’s holdings in Medtronic were worth $52,580,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. We Are One Seven LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Medtronic in the fourth quarter valued at about $104,000. BB&T Investment Services Inc. increased its stake in shares of Medtronic by 147.6% in the fourth quarter. BB&T Investment Services Inc. now owns 1,518 shares of the medical technology company’s stock valued at $126,000 after buying an additional 905 shares during the period. Barrett Asset Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Medtronic by 856.0% in the fourth quarter. Barrett Asset Management LLC now owns 1,826 shares of the medical technology company’s stock valued at $147,000 after buying an additional 1,635 shares during the period. Proficio Capital Partners LLC increased its stake in shares of Medtronic by 51.2% in the fourth quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 2,201 shares of the medical technology company’s stock valued at $178,000 after buying an additional 745 shares during the period. Finally, Bedel Financial Consulting Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Medtronic in the first quarter valued at about $193,000. 80.37% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2019: MV Oil Trust(MVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    MV Oil Trust (NYSE: MVO) and Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (NYSE:PBR.A) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and dividends.

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2019: Bridgeline Digital, Inc.(BLIN )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about Bridgeline Digital (NASDAQ:BLIN) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. 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. Bridgeline Digital earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the software maker an impact score of 46.3358005969314 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2019: PFSweb Inc.(PFSW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2019: Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(IONS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Ionis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IONS) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 4, 2018 11:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares were also up, gaining 17 percent to $24.15. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Shares of Ionis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IONS) ended the day down 10.6% after an earnings reportfrom partner Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) started the day on a sour note. Then shares dropped even further midday after data was releasedfor IONIS-HTTRx, a treatment for Huntington’s disease. Biogen managed to end the day in the green, up 1.1%.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Likewise,Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) and Ionis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IONS), which have the only SMA drug on the market, are feeling the heat from the promising data with shares down 5.6% and 7.3%, respectively.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) shares climbed 30.3 percent to $11.05 after climbing 34.60 percent on Thursday.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) jumped 21.2 percent to $4.9699 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.
    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) shares climbed 18.8 percent to $7.89 after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ: FFKT) gained 15.4 percent to $48.75. WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ: WSBC) announced an agreement and plan of merger with Farmers Capital Bank Corporation.
    TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) climbed 10.2 percent to $66.76 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong forecast for the second quarter. TransUnion announced plans to acquire Callcredit.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares gained 9.2 percent to $3.9299 after rising 8.11 percent on Thursday.
    Pinnacle Foods Inc (NYSE: PF) gained 8.8 percent to $60.04 after a 13-D filing from Jana Partners showed an increased stake in the comapny, from 1.42 million shares at the end of last quarter to 10.83 million shares, or a 9.3-percent stake.
    Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) shares climbed 8.8 percent to $26.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG) gained 8.5 percent to $12.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) climbed 7.5 percent to $7.73 following Q1 results.
    Seaspan Corporation (NYSE: SSW) shares climbed 6.7 percent to $7.50. Deutsche Bank upgraded Seaspan from Hold to Buy.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) shares rose 4.6 percent to $14.63 after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) rose 4.3 percent to $47.80. Biogen and Ionis have expanded their strategic collaboration to develop drug candidates for a broad range of neurological diseases.

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  • [By Keith Speights]

    I think there are four primary arguments for buying Biogen stock. One is the company’s soon-to-be blockbuster drug Spinraza. The spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) drug, which Biogen licensed from Ionis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IONS), won Food and Drug Administration approval near the end of 2016. Spinrazadidn’t quite hit the $1 billion sales level in 2017, but it’s on track to easily top the magic sales mark this year. Analysts think the drug will reach peak annual sales in the ballpark of $2.5 billion.

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2019: Sealed Air Corporation(SEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D lessened its holdings in shares of Sealed Air (NYSE:SEE) by 16.7% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 50,000 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 10,000 shares during the period. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D’s holdings in Sealed Air were worth $2,140,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Seeing Machines Limited (LON:SEE) rose 17.3% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as GBX 9.70 ($0.13) and last traded at GBX 9.15 ($0.12). Approximately 28,492,209 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 461% from the average daily volume of 5,080,000 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 7.80 ($0.10).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Celanese (NYSE: CE) and Sealed Air (NYSE:SEE) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2019: Johnson Controls Inc.(JCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Johnson Controls International (NYSE: JCI) and Tencent (OTCMKTS:TCEHY) are both large-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP lessened its position in Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) by 10.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 209,742 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after selling 25,067 shares during the quarter. Johnson Controls International comprises 0.9% of River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP’s holdings, making the stock its 27th largest position. River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP’s holdings in Johnson Controls International were worth $7,390,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    10 15 Associates Inc. grew its holdings in Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) by 5.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 249,674 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after purchasing an additional 13,946 shares during the period. Johnson Controls International makes up about 2.1% of 10 15 Associates Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 22nd biggest position. 10 15 Associates Inc.’s holdings in Johnson Controls International were worth $8,799,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) by 8.7% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 1,316,537 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after acquiring an additional 105,771 shares during the period. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Johnson Controls International were worth $46,393,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Friday was Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE: JCI) which traded down nearly 4% at $38.37. The stocks 52-week range is $34.51 to $44.70. Volume was 8.6 million versus the daily average of 5.5 million shares.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. decreased its holdings in Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) by 13.9% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 351,993 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after selling 56,612 shares during the quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Johnson Controls International were worth $12,404,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2019: EP Energy Corporation(EPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    And after taking a look at our 10 top penny stocks to watch, we’ll show you a small-cap stock that just signed a deal with Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq:FB)…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK) $6.00 288.51%
    Enterprise GP Holdings LP (NYSE: EPE) $2.94 44.00%
    Opko Health Inc. (Nasdaq: OPK) $4.79 43.49%
    MYnd Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: MYND) $3.15 38.84%
    Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: ARWR) $0.52 37.80%
    Mid-Con Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: MCEP) $2.08 36.81%
    VAALCO Energy (NYSE: EGY) $1.49 36.04%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $3.16 35.04%
    WideOpenWest Inc. (NYSE: WOW) $8.41 34.52%
    Legacy Reserves LP (Nasdaq: LGCY) $8.43 33.61%

    While these gains are certainly exciting, it’s important to recognize that investing in penny stocks is also a risky investment strategy.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the energy shares rose 2.37 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE), up 24 percent, and Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) up 24 percent.

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

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Monday afternoon, the energy shares rose 2.14 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC), up 12 percent, and EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) up 13 percent.

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2019: National CineMedia, Inc.(NCMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Standard General L.P.’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Standard+General+L.P.

    These are the top 5 holdings of Standard General L.P.National CineMedia Inc (NCMI) – 12,576,000 shares, 60.53% of the total portfolio. New PositionTime Inc (TIME) – 3,181,424 shares, 29.62% of the total portfolio. Turning Point Brands Inc (TPB) – 305,319 shares, 3.58% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 189.90%CafePress Inc (PRSS) – 2,500,000 shares, 3.12% of the total portfolio. New PositionB. Riley Financial Inc (RILY) – 167,736 shares, 1.97% of the total portfoli

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of National CineMedia (NASDAQ:NCMI) came back to life on Monday, trading 15.6% higher as of 3:30 p.m. EDT. The struggling stock took a rare leap upward thanks to a stronger-than-expected first-quarter report.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) got a boost, shooting up 16 percent to $6.45 after the company posted upbeat quarterly profit.

    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) shares were also up, gaining 16 percent to $27.52 after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.

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

     

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2019: National Oilwell Varco, Inc.(NOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By The Ticker Tape]

    TD Ameritrade clients appeared to take some profits in multiple names during the period. Oil companies were popular sells with ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), BP  PLC (ADR) (NYSE: BP), National-Oilwell Varco Inc. (NYSE: NOV), and Transocean LTD (NYSE: RIG) all net sold. Oil prices traded near three-year highs on higher global demand and possible OPEC-led production cuts. COP and BP both traded at multi-year highs, while NOV and RIG reached 52-week highs, enticing clients to take profits in all four names. Alcoa Corp. (NYSE: AA) traded at levels not seen since before the financial crisis following proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum, and was net sold. For the third month in a row, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) was net sold after CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress regarding the misuse of user data and a beat on earnings.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Oil States International (NYSE: OIS) and National-Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Iowa State Bank lifted its stake in National Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV) by 9.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 18,546 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,589 shares during the quarter. Iowa State Bank’s holdings in National Oilwell Varco were worth $683,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2019: (LGEAF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Coherent’s ELA deposition technology for LTPS backplane isn’t used in OLED TVs, where LG (OTC:LGEAF) uses metal oxide backpanes. There was some worry by analysts whether that technology could migrate to the smartphone panel market which CEO Ambroseo could not dispel entirely, but he argued that it has not been demonstrated suitable for handsets or battery-powered devices at this point.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018

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Best Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018: Sealed Air Corporation(SEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Celanese (NYSE: CE) and Sealed Air (NYSE:SEE) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018: Franklin Covey Company(FC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Osmium Partners, LLC’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Osmium+Partners%2C+LLC

    These are the top 5 holdings of Osmium Partners, LLCRosetta Stone Inc (RST) – 1,912,104 shares, 16.55% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 3.7%Tucows Inc (TCX) – 333,179 shares, 12.28% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.62%Franklin Covey Co (FC) – 618,000 shares, 10.94% of the total portfolio. Franklin Covey Co (FC) – 580,490 shares, 10.28% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 9.77%Leaf Group Ltd (LF

Best Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018: Smith & Nephew SNATS, Inc.(SNN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

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Best Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018: Orchids Paper Products Company(TIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares rose 35.8 percent to $4.55.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) gained 28.8 percent to $1.04. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares surged 19.1 percent to $33.00 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) gained 14.9 percent to $37.22 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares climbed 14 percent to $17.90 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) climbed 14 percent to $7.12 following strong quarterly results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 13.6 percent to $8.25.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 11.8 percent to $3.34. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) gained 11.6 percent to $40.99 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 11.2 percent to $4.9363.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 10.5 percent to $11.23 after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) rose 10.2 percent to $30.86. Sidoti & Co. upgraded Systemax from Neutral to Buy.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) surged 9.2 percent to $7.13. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares jumped 104.82 percent to close at $14.87 on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) rose 31.25 percent to close at $1.06. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares climbed 27.16 percent to close at $4.26 on Tuesday.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) gained 27.09 percent to close at $3.80. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) surged 17.13 percent to close at $37.95 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $18.21 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares jumped 15.73 percent to close at $7.58 on Tuesday after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares gained 14.62 percent to close at $31.75 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) jumped 12.86 percent to close at $7.37. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) rose 12.8 percent to close at $7.05 following strong quarterly results.
    Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDMO) rose 12.72 percent to close at $3.81.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) gained 12.61 percent to close at $5.00.
    Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBLN) rose 12.39 percent to close at $3.72.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares climbed 11.88 percent to close at $7

Best Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018: Tiffany & Co.(TIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    HSBC’s top stocks list is mostly dominated by large-cap plays that happen to pay attractive dividend yields. More importantly, the stocks already have a decent amount of momentum behind them: the average one-month performance is +5.5%. 

    Baker Hughes (BHGE) Tiffany & Co. (TIF) The Mosaic Company (MOS) Deutsche Telekom Schneider Electric Adidas (ADDYY) Unicredit  CRH (CRH) Luftansa  GlaxosmithKline (GSK) Associated British Foods   Fresnillo China Construction Bank China Overseas Land & Inv. Geely Automobile Holdings CRCC China Resources Beer Samsung Electronic Sasol Adani Ports and SEZ

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    First Eagle Investment Management LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) by 0.8% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 3,798,751 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 29,056 shares during the period. First Eagle Investment Management LLC owned 3.06% of Tiffany & Co. worth $370,986,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Friday was Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) which traded down 5% at $97.51. The stocks 52-week range is $84.15 to $111.44. Volume was 7.8 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.3 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Look for Tiffany & Co.’s (NYSE: TIF) fiscal fourth-quarter report on Friday. The consensus forecast is $1.64 in EPS on $1.31 billion in revenue. Shares last traded at $101.76. The consensus price target is $111.88, and shares have traded between $84.15 and $111.44 in the past 52 weeks.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018: TransAlta Corporation(TAC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of TransAlta (TSE:TA) (NYSE:TAC) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the eight brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is C$8.25.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TransAlta (NYSE: TAC) is one of 69 publicly-traded companies in the “Electric services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare TransAlta to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk and dividends.

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Getty Images J.C. Penney shares sink on weak same-store sales.

U.S. stocks closed slightly lower on Friday to record their first weekly retreat in nearly a month as investors weighed an uncertain political environment stemming from President Donald Trumps firing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Halliburton Company(HAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA), Halliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL), Revlon Inc. (NYSE: REV), Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) and U.S. Steel Corp. (NYSE: X).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Monday.

    Halliburton posted adjusted earnings of $0.04 per share in the quarter on revenue of $4.28 billion; Analysts were expecting the company to earn $0.03 per share on revenue of $4.26 billion.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Halliburton (HAL) : “I liked Halliburton’s analyst day, but I think Schlumberger (SLB) is even better.”

    Noble Energy (NBL) : “Noble’s good. It’s a very well-run, conservative company. It should do well in this environment.”

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Zynga Inc.(ZNGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Glu Mobile all over the place for investors (but savvy traders could have profitably traded shares) whilepeer Zynga Inc (NASDAQ: ZNGA) has mostly underperformed after the initial surge wore off:

  • [By Andrew Tonner]

    IPOs like Snap are a rare breed. In looking for companies comparable to it, I looked for listings that sported a post-IPO valuation above $5 billion, went pubic after 2010, and employ a consumer-facing business model. This resulted in an admittedly small sample of highly hyped tech IPOs including Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN), and Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA). For transparency’s sake, I opted to not include Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba in this list because its geographic focus and scale made it fundamentally different than the above tech IPOs, although including it wouldn’t have changed the outcome of this analysis.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    What could have gone wrong? Cramer said investors only need to remember the IPOs of Facebook (FB) , Twitter (TWTR) , Groupon (GRPN) and Zynga (ZNGA) . All of these IPOs made the markets look fragile and, yes, rigged. But today, the market avoided four major pitfalls.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) was started with a Buy rating at Mizuho. Its price target is $3.50, which compares to a street consensus target of $3.25. The 52-week range is $1.78 to $3.08. Shares closed Thursday at $2.56.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap social media gaming stockZynga Inc (NASDAQ: ZNGA) is scheduled for after the market closes on Thursday (February 9th). Our SmallCap Network Elite Opportunity (SCN EO) portfolio has repeated suggested trading Zynga Inc with aJanuary 2014 SCN EO newsletter noting the following:

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Power Solutions International, Inc.(PSIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brent Slava]

    Power Solutions International Inc (NASDAQ: PSIX) shares plunged as much as 30 percent Tuesday on a report the company would be delisting from Nasdaq Inc (NASDAQ: NDAQ).

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: RXI Pharmaceuticals Corporation(RXII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Yesterday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap clinical-stage biotech RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp (NASDAQ: RXII) as a long/bullish trade for our short-term portfolio:

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sealed Air Corporation(SEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

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

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

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

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

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: U S Concrete, Inc.(USCR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, basic materials shares fell 0.73 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included US Concrete Inc (NASDAQ: USCR), down 8 percent, and Seabridge Gold, Inc. (USA) (NYSE: SA), down 5 percent.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Coming up in tonight’s episode of Mad Money: Cramer interviews Bill Sandbrook, CEO of U.S. Concrete (USCR)  and focuses on opportunities for Xilinx (XLNX) .  Plus, don’t miss the Lightning Round. Which stocks is Cramer bullish on?

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, basic materials shares fell 0.36 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included US Concrete Inc (NASDAQ: USCR), down 10 percent, and Commercial Metals Company (NYSE: CMC), down 4 percent.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chuck Saletta]

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

  • [By Keith Speights]

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

  • [By Paul Ausick]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

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

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

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Casey Wilson]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

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

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

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The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) stirred oil markets Wednesday after agreeing to its first production cut in eight years.

OPEC agreed to cut production by 1.2 million barrels per day (about 5% of current production), causing oil to soar more than 9% to just under $50 a barrel.

Investors jumping into the rally shouldn’t forget that oil has been one of the most volatile commodities in recent years. In June, 2014 the price of oil hit $107.68 a barrel. That was followed by a drop to $26.21 in February of this year.

If you’re looking to play oil’s next big move – long term or short term – there are several ways to play it with ETFs.

best investment stocks: Sealed Air Corporation(SEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

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

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

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

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

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best investment stocks: Lockheed Martin Corporation(LMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Muilenburg has met with Trump on several occasions since the president’s election. He reportedly listened in on a phone call Trump had with the CEO of rival Lockheed Martin (LMT) . He also reportedly convinced the president to support the Export-Import Bank.

  • [By William Patalon III]

    The reason I find this so intriguing right now relates to our ongoing coverage of the Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) SR-72 “Son of Blackbird” – a hypersonic jet that’s already under development and that will enter service late in the next decade.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    A series of tweetstargeting the high cost of Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE:LMT) F-35 stealth fighter jet apparently resulted in LockMart cutting $600 million off the price of a batch of 90 stealth fighters in January. It may have even had something to do with Boeing (NYSE:BA) offering the Navy a steep price cut on a deal to buy a dozen F/A-18 and EA-18G fighters in March. Now, if Boeing could just be convinced to cut the price on its Air Force One contract by a few hundred million, savings resulting from Trump’s defense-spending tweet storms could soon top $1 billion.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    The second dividend stock on our list is defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT). While its dividend yield is not as spectacular as Arlington’s, it pays investors $2 every quarter for each share they own. That’s good for a 2.5% dividend yield, which still beats 10-year Treasuries and does not even include LMT’s growth potential.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    He recommends Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT), for example. On Tuesday, March 29, missile defense experts at Lockheed were officially tasked with building between 18 and 40 missile rocket interceptors to protect against incoming ballistic missile threats. That contract was worth $273.5 million.

  • [By WWW.KIPLINGER.COM]

    Its this kind of environment that has made the iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF(ITA) one of the best-performing ETFs over the past decade. Companies like Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) and General Dynamics Corporation (GD) have thrived by producing solutions funded by a thick military wallet.

best investment stocks: Terra Nitrogen Company L.P.(TNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Robert Rapier] While the MLP space is dominated by the oil and gas sector, in last week’s article we began to explore some of the more exotic master limited partnership offerings. This week we continue our exploration of nontraditional MLPs by looking at the partnerships supplying fertilizer.

    Rentech (Nasdaq: RTK) has been around for more than a decade, and it has shifted strategies several times. Full disclosure: Rentech’s Chief Technology Officer Harold Wright is a former manager of mine when we were both at ConocoPhillips, and I have visited Rentech’s facility in Commerce City, Colorado.

    For most of Rentech’s existence, the company has sought to commercialize alternative fuels. At one time it had ambitions to build a large coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant, but federal legislation ultimately nudged it instead into the biomass-to-liquids (BTL) space. The company did build a BTL demonstration plant, but ultimately shut it down and has now refocused its efforts on becoming “one of the largest wood processing companies in the world.”

    During its interesting journey as a company, Rentech acquired two ammonia nitrogen fertilizer facilities, which turned out to be a profit center that funded the alternative energy research. In November 2011, Rentech spun off this fertilizer business into an MLP called Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP (NYSE: RNF).

    In the months leading to the spin-off, RTK’s market capitalization was about $200 million. Rentech maintained 60 percent ownership of RNF, and three months after the spin-off RTK’s market cap had risen to $400 million, while investors had bid RNF up to $1 billion. Interestingly, RTK’s share of RNF was worth more than RTK’s entire market cap, a situation that persists. The market currently values Rentech at $482 million, while the valuation of Rentech Nitrogen Partners makes RTK’s 60 percent stake in RNF worth slightly more than $600 million — another illu

best investment stocks: SodaStream International Ltd.(SODA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Israel based small cap home beverage carbonation stockSodastream International Ltd (NASDAQ: SODA) reportedQ2 2017 earnings before the market opened on Wednesday. Revenue increased 9.6% to $130.6 millionwith theincrease driven by growth in most of the Company’s geographic regions -mainly Western Europe, partially offset by a negative foreign currency exchange impact mainly due to the weakening of the Euro/U.S. Dollar exchange rate compared to the same period in 2016. Net income increased approximately 84% to $14.4 million. As of June 30, 2017, the Company had cash and bank deposits totaling $108.5 million compared to $57.3 millionas ofDecember 31, 2016. The CEO commented:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016 earnings report for Israel based small cap home beverage carbonation stockSodastream International Ltd (NASDAQ: SODA) is scheduled for before the market opens onWednesday (February 15). However, theIsrael connection along with changing consumer tastes havesent sharesfrom fizzy to being flat. On the other hand,Sodastream International climbed 16.22% after releasing third quarter earnings that easily topped Wall Street expectations after making efforts to revamp its image.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    SodaStream International(NASDAQ:SODA) blew the market away in 2016 as shares of the DIY soda-maker popped 142%, beating all but two stocks in the S&P 500.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Israel based small cap home beverage carbonation stockSodastream International Ltd (NASDAQ: SODA) reported Q1 2017 earnings before the market opened this morning. Revenue increased 14.3% to $115.3 million driven by growth in each of the Company’s four geographic regions, partially offset by a negative foreign currency exchange impact mainly due to the weakening of the Euro/U.S. Dollar exchange rate compared to the same period in 2016. Net income increased 141.8% to $14.7 million.