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Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In 2021

AMD stock has more than doubled this year and is trading at a nearly 12-year high. That makes AMD the best performer in the S&P 500. AMD (AMD) recently passed heart pump maker Abiomed (ABMD) to take over the top spot.

AMD’s gains are partly coming at the expense of semiconductor giant Intel (INTC), whose stock is only up about 2% this year on concerns about lower profit margins and possible product delays.

Intel is also reeling from the scandal that led to the resignation of CEO Brian Krzanich two months ago. (He had an improper relationship with an employee.)

Renaissance in the PC business

But what’s really interesting about AMD is that it is benefiting from increased demand for PCs. Yes. PCs! Even though we live in a smartphone world, lots of businesses still need PCs and AMD’s Ryzen chips have been taking market share from Intel.

Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In 2021: SK TELECOM ADR EACH REP 1/9 KRW500(CIT)

SK Telecom Co., Ltd. provides wireless telecommunications services using code division multiple access (CDMA) and wide-band CDMA technologies. It offers cellular voice services, such as wireless voice transmission services; and wireless global roaming services. The company also provides wireless data transmission services, such as wireless Internet access services, which allow subscribers to access online digital contents and services, as well as to send and receive text and multimedia messages. In addition, it offers broadband Internet and fixed-line telephone services, such as video-on-demand and IP TV services; and local, domestic, and international long-distance fixed-line telephone services to residential and commercial subscribers. Further, the company provides wireless entertainment-related contents and services, wireless finance-related contents and m-commerce services, and wireless news and search services; and international calling services, such as direct-dial, pre and post paid card calling services, bundled services for corporate customers, voice services using Internet protocol, Web-to-phone services, and data services. Additionally, it offers satellite digital media broadcasting services; telematics services; and fixed-line and online community portal services. The company also operates 11th Street, an online shopping mall; and T Store, an online open marketplace for mobile applications. As of March 31, 2011, SK Telecom Co. had 26 million wireless subscribers. It has strategic alliances with Bridge Alliance; Orange SA; Telecom Italia Mobile S.p.A.; T-Mobile International AG & Co; and Teliasonera Mobile Networks AB. The company was formerly known as Korea Mobile Telecommunications Co., Ltd. and changed its name to SK Telecom Co., Ltd. in March 1997. SK Telecom Co., Ltd. was founded in 1984 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CariNet (CURRENCY:CIT) traded 3.9% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 0:00 AM ET on February 27th. During the last seven days, CariNet has traded down 13.3% against the US dollar. One CariNet token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0044 or 0.00000115 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including OKEx, BCEX and FCoin. CariNet has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $34,412.00 worth of CariNet was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    Shares of CIT Group traded up $0.66, reaching $51.56, during midday trading on Friday, according to Marketbeat.com. The stock had a trading volume of 37,528 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,228,943. CIT Group has a one year low of $43.25 and a one year high of $56.14. The company has a market cap of $6.42 billion, a PE ratio of 16.76, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 1.28. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.53, a current ratio of 1.09 and a quick ratio of 1.09.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This one may be somewhat more off the radar, but it is a top pick at Oppenheimer. CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) is a financial holding company with approximately $50 billion in assets as of March 31, 2018. Its principal bank subsidiary, CIT Bank, has approximately $30 billion of deposits and more than $40 billion of assets.

Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In 2021: Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA)

Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF, formerly Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF, seeks to track the investment performance of the Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Europe, Australasia, Far East (EAFE) Index (the MSCI EAFE Index). The Fund employs an indexing approach to provide exposure to equity markets in Europe and the Pacific region. The MSCI EAFE Index represents primarily large-capitalization companies in developed equity markets throughout Europe and the Pacific region. The MSCI EAFE Index includes exposure to more than 1,100 securities in 21 countries. The Fund remains 100% invested. The Fund’s investment advisor is The Vanguard Group, Inc. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Viva Energy Group Ltd (ASX:VEA) declared a final dividend on Friday, March 1st, MarketIndexAU reports. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 15th will be given a dividend of 0.048 per share on Monday, April 15th. This represents a yield of 1.98%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 27th.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Relaxing Retirement Coach lowered its stake in shares of Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:VEA) by 17.1% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 19,460 shares of the company’s stock after selling 4,026 shares during the quarter. Relaxing Retirement Coach’s holdings in Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF were worth $723,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Steinberg Global Asset Management Sells 11,006 Shares of Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA)” was posted by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this report on another website, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of US & international copyright and trademark laws. The legal version of this report can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4141323/steinberg-global-asset-management-sells-11006-shares-of-vanguard-ftse-developed-markets-etf-vea.html.

Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In 2021: Packaging Corporation of America(PKG)

Packaging Corporation of America produces and sells containerboard and corrugated products in the United States. Its corrugated packaging products, include conventional shipping containers used to protect and transport manufactured goods; and multi-color boxes and displays with strong that help to merchandise the packaged product in retail locations. The company also offers meat boxes and wax-coated boxes for the agricultural industry. Packaging Corporation sells its products through direct sales and marketing organization. The company was founded in 1867 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In fact, had you invested with us over the past three years, you would have bagged winners like the 35.1% return from 3M (NYSE: MMM), 39.1% from Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE: PKG), 44.3% from Intel (Nasdaq: INTC), and even 101.8% from Skyworks Solutions (Nasdaq: SWKS)… All in 12 months…

  • [By Max Byerly]

    New York State Common Retirement Fund lowered its stake in Packaging Corp Of America (NYSE:PKG) by 10.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 263,255 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 29,160 shares during the quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund owned 0.28% of Packaging Corp Of America worth $21,971,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Bank of Nova Scotia Has $11.06 Million Position in Packaging Corp Of America (PKG)” was first reported by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are reading this report on another publication, it was stolen and reposted in violation of US and international copyright & trademark laws. The original version of this report can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4192911/bank-of-nova-scotia-has-11-06-million-position-in-packaging-corp-of-america-pkg.html.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In 2021: Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited(CLWT)

Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited, through its subsidiaries and associated companies, engages in marketing and trading air, water, and waste water related process control, analytical, and testing instruments, as well as disinfection equipment and related automation systems. The company distributes a range of advanced air and water pollution control equipment, chlorination equipment, laboratory instruments, analyzers, test kits, and related supplies; and power generation related equipment, including recorders and power quality analyzers. It also manufactures air and water analytical instruments and testing equipment, as well as undertakes air, water, and waste-water treatment engineering projects. Euro Tech primarily sells its products through its retail shops and representative offices, as well as through independent sub-distributors to commercial customers, governmental agencies, or instrumentalities in Hong Kong and the People?s Republic of China. The company was found ed in 1971 and is headquartered in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSTM) fell 9.7 percent to $4.73 in pre-market trading after announcing a $35 million common stock offering.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares fell 8 percent to $13.48 in pre-market trading ahead of regulatory update at 8:30 a.m. ET.
    XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ: XTLB) fell 6.5 percent to $2.01 in pre-market trading after climbing 10.50 percent on Tuesday.
    Purple Innovation, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPL) shares fell 5.8 percent to $9.36 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) fell 5.7 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after declining 5.04 percent on Tuesday.
    RYB Education, Inc. (NYSE: RYB) shares fell 5 percent to $16.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares fell 4.4 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after rising 40.62 percent on Tuesday.
    Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ABR) fell 4.4 percent to $8.92 in pre-market trading after announcing a 5.5 million share common stock offering.
    Daxor Corporation (NYSE: DXR) fell 4.1 percent to $7.32 in pre-market trading.
    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) shares fell 3.8 percent to $51.03 in pre-market trading after the company announced plans to restate its Q2, Q3, Q4 and FY 2017 financial statements.
    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) fell 3.5 percent to $16.20 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    CELYAD SA/ADR (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares fell 3.3 percent to $29.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported launch of 1.8 million share offering

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) rose 75.31 percent to close at $9.94 after reporting Q1 results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 40.62 percent to close at $4.50 on Tuesday after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) gained 34.39 percent to close at $3.40.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) gained 32.74 percent to close at $1.50 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) surged 31.15 percent to close at $8.00 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) rose 21.07 percent to close at $11.09. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) rose 20.23 percent to close at $10.58.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) shares gained 17.62 percent to close at $17.82.
    Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: APVO) rose 17.1 percent to close at $5.82.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) shares jumped 16.23 percent to close at $4.87 following Q1 earnings.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) rose 16.04 percent to close at $3.69.
    PPDAI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PPDF) climbed 15.99 percent to close at $7.98 following Q1 results.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) rose 15.93 percent to close at $3.42.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) gained 15.59 percent to close at $0.5532 following Q1 results.
    Sophiris Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPHS) gained 13.92 percent to close at $3.52 on Tuesday following Q1 results.
    Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA) jumped 13.4 percent to close at $2.37.
    Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI) shares surged 13.05 percent to close
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares shot up 58 percent to $5.05 after reporting 2017 year-end results.

    Shares of Medigus Ltd. (NASDAQ: MDGS) got a boost, shooting up 50 percent to $1.69 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In 2021: Smart(SFS)

Smart & Final Stores, Inc., incorporated on October 5, 2012, is a food retailer. The Company serves household and business customers through approximately two store banners, including Smart & Final and Cash & Carry. The Company operates through two business segments: Smart & Final and Cash & Carry. The Smart & Final segment is based in Commerce, California and includes over 90 legacy Smart & Final stores and approximately 130 Extra! format stores, which focus on household and business customers and are located in California, Arizona and Nevada. The Cash & Carry segment is based in Portland, Oregon and includes over 50 Cash & Carry stores, which focus primarily on business customers and are located in Washington, Oregon, Northern California, Idaho and Nevada.

Smart & Final stores offer perishables and everyday grocery items, together with a range of foodservice, packaging and janitorial products, under both national and private label brands. The Company’s Extra! store format offers perishables and household items. The Extra! stores carry approximately 15,800 stock keeping units (SKUs). The additional SKUs in the Company’s Extra! stores are focused on a range of perishables and household items, including meat, deli and dairy. In both of its Extra! and legacy Smart & Final stores, the Company also carries a range of approximately 3,000 club-pack sized items.

Smart & Final stores offer various departments, such as produce, meat and deli, dairy and cheese, grocery, beverage, paper and packaging, and restaurant equipment and janitorial supplies. The produce department offers fruits and vegetables, and packaged produce items, such as salad mixes under both national brands and the Company’s Sun Harvest private label brand. In various stores, the produce department also includes a range of organic produce SKUs. The meat and deli department offers beef, poultry, pork and seafood products, under various national brands and the Company’s private label brand, Cattlemen’s Finest. In additi! on, the deli department offers rotisserie-style chicken, ready-to-eat sandwiches, salads and other appetizing meals.

The dairy and cheese department offers milk, yogurt, cheeses, ice cream and other dairy products sold under national brands and the Company’s brand First Street, Sun Harvest and Simply Value labels. The grocery department offers everyday grocery items, including pastas, rice, breads, canned fruits and vegetables, cookies, crackers, spices and oils. The Company sells grocery products under national brands and a range of private label brands, including First Street (the Company’s line, including prepared and frozen items), La Romanella (Mediterranean foods, including pastas and sauces), Montecito (Hispanic foods, including tortilla chips, salsas and other condiments), Tradewinds (spices and seasonings), Sun Harvest (natural and organic products) and Simply Value (grocery items). The Company also offers a range of personal care items under national brands and its Iris private label brand.

The beverage department offers beverage products, including hot beverage items, bottled waters, juices, sports and energy drinks, and carbonated soft drinks. The Company sells products under national brands, and under its Ambiance private label brand of coffee, tea and related products, and First Street private label brand. The paper and packaging department offers packaging, disposable table top and take out products, including paper bags, butcher paper, aluminum pans and trays, plastic cups, table coverings, party favors and other disposable food containers. The Company’s products are sold under national brands and its private label brands, such as First Street and Simply Value. The restaurant equipment and janitorial supplies department offers a range of restaurant equipment, including cookware, utensils and chafing dishes. It offers janitorial products, including mops, brooms and other cleaning supplies. The Company offers products under national brands and its private labels, ! such as F! irst Street and Simply Value.

The Company’s Cash & Carry stores offer approximately 8,500 SKUs tailored to the needs of foodservice customers, such as restaurants, caterers and a range of other foodservice providers, as well as businesses and community organizations. The Cash & Carry stores offer various departments, such as produce, meat and deli, dairy and cheese, grocery, beverage, paper and packaging, and restaurant equipment and janitorial supplies. The produce department offers fruits and vegetables. The meat and deli department offers beef and pork products. The dairy and cheese department offers cheeses and other dairy products under national brands and the Company’s private label brand First Street.

The grocery department offers a range of dry grocery items, including flour, sugar, spices, rice, canned fruit and vegetables, sauces and dressings. The Company sells grocery products under national brands and a range of private label brands, including First Street, La Romanella, Montecito, Simply Value and Tradewinds. The beverage department offers a range of hot and cold beverages, including bottled waters, juices and sodas. It offers products under national brands and the Company’s private label brands Ambiance and First Street. The paper and packaging department offers a range of packaging, disposable table top and take out products, including paper bags, butcher paper, aluminum pans and trays, plastic cups, table coverings, party favors and other disposable food containers. The Company’s products are sold under national brands and its private label brands, such as First Street and Simply Value. The restaurant equipment and janitorial supplies department offers a range of restaurant equipment, including cookware and utensils. It offers janitorial products, including mops, brooms and other cleaning supplies. The Company offers products under national brands and its private labels, such as First Street and Simply Value.

The Company competes with Albertson’s, ! Kroger, S! afeway, Costco, Walmart, Target, Sysco and US Foods.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Thursday was a relatively quiet day on Wall Street, as market participants were uncertain how to respond to conflicting messages on the geopolitical and macroeconomic fronts. By most readings, the U.S. economy continues to do well, but a delay in trade talks between leaders of the U.S. and China spurred more nervousness about whether tariffs could hold back economic growth globally. Some bad earnings results also weighed on investor sentiment. Dollar General (NYSE:DG), Cloudera (NYSE:CLDR), and Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS) were among the worst performers. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 13, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

Shares of Toll Brothers Inc (NYSE:TOL) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the twenty-one ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have issued a hold recommendation and twelve have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $50.78.

A number of analysts have recently commented on the company. Raymond James restated a “buy” rating and issued a $44.00 price objective (down from $50.00) on shares of Toll Brothers in a research report on Thursday, August 23rd. Citigroup cut their price objective on Toll Brothers from $44.00 to $42.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, June 20th. Barclays restated an “underweight” rating and issued a $39.00 price objective (down from $43.00) on shares of Toll Brothers in a research report on Friday, June 1st. Deutsche Bank cut their price objective on Toll Brothers from $54.00 to $51.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, May 24th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group cut their price objective on Toll Brothers from $53.00 to $46.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, May 23rd.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: U.S. Bancorp(USB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) – Investment analysts at Oppenheimer lifted their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for U.S. Bancorp in a research note issued on Tuesday, September 18th. Oppenheimer analyst C. Kotowski now expects that the financial services provider will post earnings of $1.05 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $1.01. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for U.S. Bancorp’s Q4 2018 earnings at $1.07 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $4.44 EPS.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Even so, the issue remains controversial. Alternative Harvest had a similar problem, initially having U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) act as custodian, administrator, and transfer agent. But last September, the fund changed its custodian to L.A.’s Wedbush Securities, passing off other responsibilities to specialist institutions. It’s likely that future marijuana ETFs will follow a similar path, seeking to use institutions that aren’t traditional banks but that can still act as custodians under U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Indiana Trust & Investment Management CO acquired a new stake in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund acquired 14,613 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $731,000.

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    Earnings are expected from Bank of America Corp. (BAC) on Monday, April 16, and U.S. Bancorp (USB) , another top KBW bank portfolio holding, reports on Wednesday, April 18.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: VALE S.A.(VALE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    In June Wheaton announced that it had purchased a cobalt stream from giant miner Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) for an up-front payment of $390 million. Starting in 2021 Wheaton will receive 42.4% of the Voisey’s Bay mine’s cobalt production until certain production targets are met, at which point it will receive half that amount. Wheaton’s cost will be pegged at 18% of the spot price for cobalt until certain financial targets are met, and will become 22% thereafter. Cobalt is a byproduct at this mine, which primarily produces nickel. Vale is using the cash to expand the mine, with a production ramp-up expected in 2021. 

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D increased its stake in shares of Vale (NYSE:VALE) by 12.4% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 781,510 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 86,443 shares during the quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D’s holdings in Vale were worth $9,941,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rational Advisors LLC grew its position in Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) by 49.5% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 14,951 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,951 shares during the period. Rational Advisors LLC’s holdings in Vale were worth $191,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    Wheaton’s new streaming deal is with Brazilian miner Vale (NYSE:VALE) at its Voisey Bay nickel mine in Newfoundland, Canada. Wheaton, along with smaller Canadian streaming company Cobalt 27 Capital Corp., will invest a combined $690 million in Vale’s $1.7 billion expansion of the mine. Vale’s initial plans have been delayed since last August, when the price of nickel declined; however, thanks to Wheaton and Cobalt 27, the mine will be expanded and will begin producing cobalt by 2021.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    If your portfolio includes mining stocks in general, or Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) specifically, you may be rethinking it in the wake of the Jan. 25 Brumadinho dam disaster, which spilled 3 million gallons of contaminated mining waste, destroyed a town, and killed at least 65 people in Brazil. (The death toll is uncertain, but hundreds are still missing.) As the largest iron ore extractor in the world, Vale has many, many similar tailings dams at its mines across Brazil, and this one — like the others — had been inspected and certified as safe.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Preferred Bank(PFBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sei Investments Co. decreased its position in shares of Preferred Bank (NASDAQ:PFBC) by 10.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 15,114 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 1,803 shares during the quarter. Sei Investments Co.’s holdings in Preferred Bank were worth $970,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Preferred Bank (PFBC)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Headlines about Preferred Bank (NASDAQ:PFBC) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, 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. Preferred Bank earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the bank an impact score of 47.398079324348 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 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Progressive Corporation (PGR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its holdings in Progressive Corp (NYSE:PGR) by 19.6% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 7,094,900 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after buying an additional 1,163,500 shares during the period. Progressive comprises about 0.4% of Renaissance Technologies LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 24th largest position. Renaissance Technologies LLC owned 1.22% of Progressive worth $419,663,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Norinchukin Bank The lifted its position in Progressive Corp (NYSE:PGR) by 23.4% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 35,992 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,835 shares during the period. Norinchukin Bank The’s holdings in Progressive were worth $2,193,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Let’s talk the top news in the marijuana industry today… including four stocks that could surge up to 1,000% during this election year. Here’s what you need to know…

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) is leading a busy day of earnings reports on Tuesday. Shares are off 0.4% after the firm despite reporting a 40% year-over-year jump in profits and stronger-than-expected revenue. The firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $5.98 on top of $9.40 billion in revenue. The Wall Street giant was expected to report EPS of $4.67 on top of $8.71 billion in revenue. The investment bank’s first six months of 2018 were its strongest in nine years. The stock slipped after the company announced that president David Solomon will be replacing CEO Lloyd Blankfein when he steps down from his role. Blankfein has been CEO for 12 years. It’s fair to say that Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) went to the dogs on Monday. The company has extended its Prime Day promotion through 3 a.m. on Wednesday. The announcement came after the firm suffered significant outages during the start of the event on Monday afternoon. Rather than get access to deals, many customers were met with pictures of dogs, the firm’s standard error page. Finally, pay close attention to events on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. The U.S. House Judiciary Committee will question leaders of Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL), Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR), and Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) about how they store and filter user content. Last year, the Senate and House of Representatives slammed the companies for their roles in and responses to Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: CSX, NFLX, KKR
    CSX Corp. (Nasdaq: CSX) will help lead today’s earnings calendar. Wall Street expects that the company will report EPS of $0.86 on top of $2.98 billion in revenue. Shares of Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) slipped after the firm’s user-growth estimates and quart

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Progressive Corp  (NYSE:PGR)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019, 1:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Progressive Corp (NYSE:PGR) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 8,639 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,962% compared to the average volume of 419 call options.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: CPI Aerostructures, Inc.(CVU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $86.96 million.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. lessened its holdings in shares of CPI Aero (NYSEAMERICAN:CVU) by 22.5% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 253,588 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 73,720 shares during the quarter. Penn Capital Management Co. Inc.’s holdings in CPI Aero were worth $2,472,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Smart(SFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Smart & Final Stores (SFS)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report released on Wednesday.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    But over the past five years, the industry has been turned upside down by changes in business models, a focus on delivery, and mass consolidation. While the dust is far from settled, here are 10 of the largest publicly traded grocers you can buy stock in.

    Company Market Cap Stores Regions Chains
    Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) $780 billion 500 USA Whole Foods
    Walmart (NYSE:WMT) $250 billion 11,700 Worldwide Walmart
    Costco (NASDAQ:COST) $86 billion 750 USA Costco
    Kroger (NYSE:KR) $21 billion 2,800 USA Kroger, Roundy’s, Ralph’s, Food 4 Less
    Sprouts (NASDAQ: SFM) $3 billion 300 Western and Southern U.S. Sprouts Farmer’s Market
    Weis Market (NYSE: WMK) $1.3 billion 200 Mid-Atlantic U.S. Weis Market
    SUPERVALU (NYSE: SVU) $630 million 100 Midwestern U.S. Cub Foods, Shopper’s Food, Hornbacher
    Ingles Market (NASDAQ: IMKTA) $580 million 200 Southeastern U.S. Ingles Market, Sav-Mor
    Smart & Final (NYSE: SFS) $360 million 350 Western U.S. Smart & Final, Cash & Carry
    Natural Grocers (NYSE: NGVC) $230 million 150 Western U.S. Natural Grocers

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance, company websites.

  • [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

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Franklin Financial Network, Inc.(FSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Franklin Financial Network (FSB)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Franklin Financial Network Inc (NYSE:FSB) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 836,831 shares, a growth of 66.9% from the May 31st total of 501,425 shares. Approximately 6.4% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 392,524 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.1 days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Franklin Financial Network (FSB)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Franklin Financial Network (NYSE:FSB) was downgraded by research analysts at Compass Point from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday, The Fly reports.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Franklin Financial Network (FSB)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Franklin Financial Network (NYSE:FSB) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.(ZBH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Conning Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) by 33.0% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 6,285 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,560 shares during the quarter. Conning Inc.’s holdings in Zimmer Biomet were worth $685,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc (NYSE:ZBH) by 96.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 596,000 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 293,000 shares during the quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC owned approximately 0.29% of Zimmer Biomet worth $66,418,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By ]

    Known for its hip and knee transplants, Zimmer Biomet (NYSE: ZBH) is much more than just orthopedics. But its core business has fully matured, and its expected revenue growth is extremely slow (only 0.6% in fiscal 2019, down from 1.4% this year and 2.6% in 2017). And profits are likely to stagnate, too, due partly to gross margin pressure. Until there are signs of acceleration, stay away from this stock.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Renesola Ltd.(SOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on ReneSola (SOL)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sola Token (CURRENCY:SOL) traded up 26.7% against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on September 28th. One Sola Token token can currently be bought for $0.0085 or 0.00000131 BTC on popular exchanges including Tidex and OpenLedger DEX. Sola Token has a market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $3,239.00 worth of Sola Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last week, Sola Token has traded flat against the US dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

    Get ReneSola alerts:

    ReneSola Sells North Carolina Solar Project To Greenbacker (solarindustrymag.com) ReneSola (SOL) Rating Increased to Neutral at Roth Capital (americanbankingnews.com) ReneSola (SOL) Q1 Earnings in Line, Revenues Top Estimates (zacks.com) ReneSola’s (SOL) CEO Xianshou Li on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) ReneSola (SOL) Releases Earnings Results (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of ReneSola traded up $0.08, hitting $2.76, during trading on Friday, Marketbeat.com reports. The stock had a trading volume of 124,969 shares, compared to its average volume of 108,565. The firm has a market capitalization of $102.11 million, a PE ratio of 21.23 and a beta of 2.05. The company has a current ratio of 1.17, a quick ratio of 1.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36. ReneSola has a 12 month low of $2.12 and a 12 month high of $3.79.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sola Token (CURRENCY:SOL) traded 17.9% lower against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 16:00 PM E.T. on October 11th. One Sola Token token can now be bought for about $0.0054 or 0.00000087 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Tidex and OpenLedger DEX. Sola Token has a total market cap of $153,306.00 and $1,856.00 worth of Sola Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last seven days, Sola Token has traded down 12.2% against the dollar.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Covenant Transportation Group, Inc.(CVTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVTI) shares hit a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $35.19 and last traded at $34.25, with a volume of 9263 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $33.86.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News headlines about Covenant Transportation Group (NASDAQ:CVTI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Covenant Transportation Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 46.8331883899613 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Covenant Transportation Group (CVTI)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Covenant Transportation Group (CVTI)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ: ODFL) and Covenant Transport (NASDAQ:CVTI) are both transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Covenant Transport (NASDAQ:CVTI) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Saturday morning.

Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2019

If the major networks are running scared of changes assailing their business model, it hasn’t been enough to make them change their shared programming strategy — a formula tilted toward familiar titles and relative stability, based on this week’s upfront presentations to media buyers.

Although the networks collectively stress that television is a year-round business, the fall prime time lineup remains a bellwether for just how much turnover broadcasters think they can absorb, and how many new shows they can effectively promote. The reliance on reboots and revivals, moreover — with CBS’ updates of “Magnum P.I.” and “Murphy Brown” and a CW “Charmed” remake joining fare like “Will & Grace” and “Roseanne” — offers a leg up in getting new fare noticed and sampled.

Broadcasters have largely concluded that even modestly performing shows present less risk than willy-nilly change, with the five networks — including the CW, which is expanding its lineup to a sixth night — scheduling just 18 new programs in the fall, the fewest in recent memory. Part of that has to do with the presence of NFL football Sunday and Thursday nights (on NBC and Fox, respectively), but the number of brand-new shows ordered overall has been drifting downward — about three dozen this upfront, including mid-season pick-ups, from 45 in 2015.

Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Tesla Motors, Inc.(TSLA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Luckily, we have Money Morning Quantitative Specialist Chris Johnson. Today, he’s unveiling one of the biggest rumors on Wall Street and showing you how Wall Street is giving us one of the best profit opportunities of the year. Read more right here.

    Four Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, CPB, PANW, AVGO
    Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk is generating headlines after his recent appearance on the podcast of comedian Joe Rogan. Musk is seen smoking marijuana and sipping whiskey during a conversation on issues ranging from Tesla and China to humanity and artificial intelligence. Musk even brought one of his company’s flamethrowers to the studio. Recreational marijuana is legal in California. The interview attracted 450,000 viewers within five hours. TSLA stock was off more than 1% in pre-market trading. Get ready for a proxy battle at one of America’s oldest consumer goods companies. According to reports, Daniel Loeb’s hedge fund Third Point is preparing a proxy fight to replace the entire board of directors at Campbell Soup (NYSE: CPB). Shares of CPB stock added more than 1.6% this morning. A light day of earnings reports features just Genesco Inc. (NYSE: GCO). However, there was plenty of earnings action after the bell on Thursday. Shares of Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE: PANW) popped more than 6.3% after the firm topped profit expectations by $0.11. Wall Street had expected earnings per share of $1.17. Meanwhile, semiconductor giant Broadcom Inc. (Nasdaq: AVGO) stock rallied nearly 4.5% after it beat Wall Street earnings estimates of $4.83 per share by $0.16.

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  • [By John Rosevear]

    Well, now we know: Elon Musk’s tweet in which he said he had “[f]unding secured” to take Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) private was probably an exaggeration, but it wasn’t exactly a bluff. 

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Source: ThinkstockIn an email to employees dated Tuesday, Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk announced that the company has decided to fire 9% of it current staff, “almost entirely made [up] from our salaried population and no production associates were included.”

Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Internap Network Services Corporation(INAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Internap (NASDAQ:INAP) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The information technology services provider reported ($0.70) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.57) by ($0.13), MarketWatch Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $74.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $73.99 million. Internap had a negative return on equity of 271.76% and a negative net margin of 16.15%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted ($0.02) earnings per share.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    GDS (NASDAQ: INAP) and Internap (NASDAQ:INAP) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Internap (INAP)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Internap Corp (NASDAQ:INAP) has received an average rating of “Buy” from the six analysts that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $28.00.

Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Smart(SFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report released on Wednesday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Smart & Final Stores (SFS)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Smart & Final Stores (SFS)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Smart & Final (NYSE: SFS) and Kroger (NYSE:KR) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [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

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    But over the past five years, the industry has been turned upside down by changes in business models, a focus on delivery, and mass consolidation. While the dust is far from settled, here are 10 of the largest publicly traded grocers you can buy stock in.

    Company Market Cap Stores Regions Chains
    Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) $780 billion 500 USA Whole Foods
    Walmart (NYSE:WMT) $250 billion 11,700 Worldwide Walmart
    Costco (NASDAQ:COST) $86 billion 750 USA Costco
    Kroger (NYSE:KR) $21 billion 2,800 USA Kroger, Roundy’s, Ralph’s, Food 4 Less
    Sprouts (NASDAQ: SFM) $3 billion 300 Western and Southern U.S. Sprouts Farmer’s Market
    Weis Market (NYSE: WMK) $1.3 billion 200 Mid-Atlantic U.S. Weis Market
    SUPERVALU (NYSE: SVU) $630 million 100 Midwestern U.S. Cub Foods, Shopper’s Food, Hornbacher
    Ingles Market (NASDAQ: IMKTA) $580 million 200 Southeastern U.S. Ingles Market, Sav-Mor
    Smart & Final (NYSE: SFS) $360 million 350 Western U.S. Smart & Final, Cash & Carry
    Natural Grocers (NYSE: NGVC) $230 million 150 Western U.S. Natural Grocers

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance, company websites.

Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: SkyWest, Inc.(SKYW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Of these potential explanations for United’s pending service cuts, the most plausible is that a pilot shortage forced its hand. Of the three routes that will be canceled, two are flown by subsidiaries of SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW), while the Champaign/Urbana route is operated by Trans States Airlines.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Over the past five years, top regional airline SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW) has achieved a remarkable comeback. In 2014, the company was barely profitable, due to a combination of unfavorable weather, rising pilot costs, and the poor profitability of its ExpressJet subsidiary. SkyWest posted a full-year adjusted profit of less than $7 million — on more than $3 billion of revenue — for 2014.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Jaydeb Dey

The Nifty in the previous session ended 0.29percent lowerat 10,741.10. It opened on positive note above 10,800-levels and got sold off towards ending the session with a bearish candle.

Ending the session with a bearish candle nearer to days low suggests, it may once again challenge supports placed around 10,700 levels. Next most crucial midterm upward trend line support is placed around 10,680 levels. Hence, staying cautious on rise is advised.

However, traders and investors may once again accumulate blue chip stocks on dips around dual supports placed around 10,700 and 10,680.

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On the Nifty hourly chart, it is once again coming down to the 200-EMA placed around 10,710 levels. Chart pattern along with position of leading indicators suggests, it may see buying on dips around dual supports placed around 10,700 and 10,680.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Northrop Grumman Corporation(NOC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Cramer and Moreno next looked at Northrop Grumman (NOC) . Shares have behaved better than Boeing amid concerns over a potential trade war with China. The stock sold off with everything else in February, but quickly bounced back to new highs. For the past couple of months, the stock has been trading sideways between $336 and $359. Now, Moreno’s methodology here is to look at the height of the channel, then use that to come up with a projection of where the stock might be headed. On a breakout to the upside, he could see Northrop Grumman going to $383, up $32 from where it’s now trading. On a breakdown, though, it could sink to $312.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State of Wisconsin Investment Board boosted its holdings in Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) by 1.4% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 151,723 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after buying an additional 2,063 shares during the period. State of Wisconsin Investment Board owned 0.09% of Northrop Grumman worth $52,970,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) has selected Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) to replace Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) as supplier of a key sensor system on its F-35 fighter aircraft, a move the lead contractor said will save the program more than $3 billion.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) already was rated as Buy at Goldman Sachs, but now the defense contractor has been added to the prized Conviction Buy List, with a $410 price target (versus a $317.13 close).

  • [By ]

    Moreno found similar patterns in Northrop Grumman (NOC) and Lockheed Martin (LMT) , both with pullbacks in February that seem to now be at a crossroads.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.4 per share on revenue of $5.63 billion.
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $37.16 billion.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $605.26 million.
    Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $22.75 billion.
    General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $7.6 billion.
    The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.58 per share on revenue of $22.24 billion.
    Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $4.91 per share on revenue of $22.52 billion.
    Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $3.04 billion.
    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.61 per share on revenue of $6.61 billion.
    Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.81 per share on revenue of $1.66 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.15 billion.
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.82 billion.
    Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.97 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion.
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SI

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Smart(SFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    But over the past five years, the industry has been turned upside down by changes in business models, a focus on delivery, and mass consolidation. While the dust is far from settled, here are 10 of the largest publicly traded grocers you can buy stock in.

    Company Market Cap Stores Regions Chains
    Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) $780 billion 500 USA Whole Foods
    Walmart (NYSE:WMT) $250 billion 11,700 Worldwide Walmart
    Costco (NASDAQ:COST) $86 billion 750 USA Costco
    Kroger (NYSE:KR) $21 billion 2,800 USA Kroger, Roundy’s, Ralph’s, Food 4 Less
    Sprouts (NASDAQ: SFM) $3 billion 300 Western and Southern U.S. Sprouts Farmer’s Market
    Weis Market (NYSE: WMK) $1.3 billion 200 Mid-Atlantic U.S. Weis Market
    SUPERVALU(NYSE: SVU) $630 million 100 Midwestern U.S. Cub Foods, Shopper’s Food, Hornbacher
    Ingles Market(NASDAQ: IMKTA) $580 million 200 Southeastern U.S. Ingles Market, Sav-Mor
    Smart & Final(NYSE: SFS) $360 million 350 Western U.S. Smart & Final, Cash & Carry
    Natural Grocers (NYSE: NGVC) $230 million 150 Western U.S. Natural Grocers

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance, company websites.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report released on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Smart & Final (NYSE: SFS) and Kroger (NYSE:KR) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sierra Bancorp(BSRR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC trimmed its position in Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) by 41.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 11,173 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 7,846 shares during the quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC owned 0.07% of Sierra Bancorp worth $298,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Sierra Bancorp (BSRR)

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Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: First Financial Northwest Inc.(FFNW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Financial Northwest (NASDAQ:FFNW) will be announcing its earnings results on Tuesday, July 24th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.26 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Retail Properties of America, Inc.(RPAI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Retail Properties of America Inc. (NYSE: RPAI) investors receive a 5.7% yield. The stock was last seen trading at $11.45 a share. The 52-week range is $10.94 to $14.70, and the consensus price target is $15.44.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Retail Properties of America (NYSE:RPAI) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Retail Properties of America earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 48.1880076437209 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019

Gilead Sciences (GILD) is a large capitalization pharmaceutical and biotechnology company best known for its HIV and HCV (hepatitis C) therapies.

After Gilead showed it could generate large amounts of revenue from new, highly effective cures for HCV, its stock price rose to a peak of $123.57 per share in June 2015. That was quite a climb upward from $37.16 per share at the beginning of 2013, but since then the stock price, although volatile, has drifted mainly downward.

Harvoni pill. Source: Gilead.com

Many analysts and financial journalists, including this author, believe that Gilead is undervalued. Yet despite that, good news has not lifted the price of the stock for long in 2016 or 2017. After briefly reviewing the causes of the low stock valuation, I will cover three future catalysts that should boost the stock price. But my current thesis is that the stock price is governed by psychology, not fundamentals. I do not pretend to know for certain what change in investor psychology might bring Gilead up to fair valuation.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Information Services Group Inc.(III)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    RMR Group (NASDAQ: RMR) and Information Services Group (NASDAQ:III) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    CGI Group (NYSE: GIB) and Information Services Group (NASDAQ:III) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    3i Group (LON:III) had its price target upped by Societe Generale from GBX 1,020 ($13.58) to GBX 1,130 ($15.04) in a research note released on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Smart(SFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report released on Wednesday.

  • [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

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    But over the past five years, the industry has been turned upside down by changes in business models, a focus on delivery, and mass consolidation. While the dust is far from settled, here are 10 of the largest publicly traded grocers you can buy stock in.

    Company Market Cap Stores Regions Chains
    Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) $780 billion 500 USA Whole Foods
    Walmart (NYSE:WMT) $250 billion 11,700 Worldwide Walmart
    Costco (NASDAQ:COST) $86 billion 750 USA Costco
    Kroger (NYSE:KR) $21 billion 2,800 USA Kroger, Roundy’s, Ralph’s, Food 4 Less
    Sprouts (NASDAQ: SFM) $3 billion 300 Western and Southern U.S. Sprouts Farmer’s Market
    Weis Market (NYSE: WMK) $1.3 billion 200 Mid-Atlantic U.S. Weis Market
    SUPERVALU(NYSE: SVU) $630 million 100 Midwestern U.S. Cub Foods, Shopper’s Food, Hornbacher
    Ingles Market(NASDAQ: IMKTA) $580 million 200 Southeastern U.S. Ingles Market, Sav-Mor
    Smart & Final(NYSE: SFS) $360 million 350 Western U.S. Smart & Final, Cash & Carry
    Natural Grocers (NYSE: NGVC) $230 million 150 Western U.S. Natural Grocers

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance, company websites.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Smart & Final (NYSE: SFS) and Kroger (NYSE:KR) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: International Speedway Corporation(ISCA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    International Speedway Corporation (NASDAQ: ISCA)Q2 2018 Earnings Conference callJul. 05, 2018, 1:00 pm ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated(COKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (NASDAQ: COKE) and Coca Cola Femsa (NYSE:KOF) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (NASDAQ:COKE) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The company reported ($0.85) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.88 by ($1.73), reports. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated had a return on equity of 11.63% and a net margin of 2.23%.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc.(SRPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    That only makes it more important to be selective about the stocks you choose to own. Even under more difficult market conditions, some stocks have continued to push sharply higher. HollyFrontier (NYSE:HFC), Boot Barn Holdings (NYSE:BOOT), and Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRPT) have each tripled since this time last year, and bullish shareholders think that there could be further gains in store for the three companies if some key things keep going right.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Three gene therapy stocks aren’t just hotin 2018 — they’re red-hot. Shares ofSarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRPT), Solid Biosciences (NASDAQ:SLDB), and uniQure(NASDAQ:QURE)have nearly doubled or generated even greater gains so far this year. But is it too late for investors to buy these gene therapy stocks? Here’s what you need to know.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    But some stocks don’t take nearly that long to double. Three stocks in particularhave doubled investors’ money — and more — in just the last 12 months. Here’s why Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR), CRISPR Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CRSP), and Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRPT) became such huge winners — and whether or not their impressive momentum can continue.