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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) changed up its dance card this week sending Mark Fields to the sidelines, replacing him with 62-year-old Jim Hackett. Like voting in a 70-year-old president, Hackett’s hiring is going to hurt Ford stock.

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I’ve never met the man and don’t know any more about him than most InvestorPlace readers do, so I’m not about to suggest his tenure will be a failure, but I can say that investors will recognize pretty quickly that Hackett is not a permanent fix.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc.(PCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Plum Creek Timber (NYSE:PCL) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Plum Creek Timber earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the industrial goods maker an impact score of 46.0048348022167 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Plum Creek Timber (NYSE:PCL) has trended positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Plum Creek Timber earned a daily sentiment score of 0.37 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the industrial goods maker an impact score of 45.0964567289057 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Acacia Communications, Inc. (ACIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) jumped 43.3 percent to $0.5447 after the micro-cap specialty diagnostics company reported preliminary first-quarter results. The company said its first quarter revenue rose 286 percent from the same quarter a year ago to $712,000.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) gained 34.5 percent to $4.52 after the company announced it would proceed with Phase 3 development of GR-MD-02 for NASH Cirrhosis following the FDA meeting.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) shares rose 21.9 percent to $8.1063.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16 percent to $15.65.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares jumped 15.5 percent to $3.6263 after the company disclosed that its application for Medicare codes received favorable preliminary decision.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) rose 13.7 percent to $10.12.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 13.7 percent to $4.6743.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares gained 12.2 percent to $35.34 as optical sector is seeing strength following President Trump's announcement that he would work with China related to ZTE Corp.
    Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) shares rose 11.3 percent to $35.17. Jefferies upgraded Tailored Brands from Hold to Buy.
    Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ: KONA) jumped 10.6 percent to $2.875.
    Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ: FNHC) shares rose 10.6 percent to $20.29. Raymond James upgraded Federated National Holding from Outperform to Strong Buy.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) climbed 10.2 percent to $15.15. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) shares climbed 10.1 percent to $3.16. Stein Mart is expected to release Q1 earnings on May 23.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 9.7 percent to $108.60 after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restar
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    Investors always need to understand the risks of what they’re buying, Cramer reminded viewers, as he dug into the surprise, but totally foreseeable, 35% decline in shares of Acacia Communications (ACIA) on Monday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Piper Jaffray Companies upgraded shares of Acacia Communications (NASDAQ:ACIA) from a neutral rating to an overweight rating in a research note published on Thursday, MarketBeat reports. They currently have $46.00 price objective on the technology company’s stock, up from their previous price objective of $38.00.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Fonar Corporation(FONR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fonar Co. (NASDAQ:FONR) Treasurer Raymond V. Damadian sold 2,400 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.50, for a total value of $58,800.00. Following the sale, the treasurer now directly owns 123,202 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,018,449. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Fonar Co. (NASDAQ:FONR) Treasurer Raymond V. Damadian sold 900 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.68, for a total value of $22,212.00. Following the completion of the sale, the treasurer now directly owns 121,852 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,007,307.36. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Fonar Co. (NASDAQ:FONR) Treasurer Raymond V. Damadian sold 1,320 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.47, for a total value of $36,260.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the treasurer now owns 127,802 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,510,720.94. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Smith(wh)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc (NYSE:WH) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have issued a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $71.83.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Tower Research Capital LLC TRC acquired a new position in shares of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc (NYSE:WH) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor acquired 2,453 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $145,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) and Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc.  (NYSE:WH)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 13, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:WH) declared a dividend on Monday, May 21st, Fidelity reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 15th will be given a dividend of 0.25 per share on Friday, June 29th. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 14th.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Global hotel franchisor Wyndham Hotels and Resorts (NYSE:WH) attempted a dramatic transformation last year when it completed both the acquisition of La Quinta Holdings and a spinoff from parent Wyndham Destinations on successive days (May 31 and June 1, respectively).

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Patterson Companies, Inc.(PDCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gabelli Funds LLC lifted its stake in Patterson Companies (NASDAQ:PDCO) by 18.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 560,300 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 87,800 shares during the quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC owned 0.59% of Patterson Companies worth $12,455,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Shares of Patterson Companies (NASDAQ:PDCO) are up 4.4% at 12:45 p.m. EDT, having been up as much as 12.1%, after the dental and animal health company announced results of its fourth fiscal quarter that ended on April 28.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Cable One, Inc.(CABO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cable One Inc (NYSE:CABO) major shareholder Donald Graham sold 4,316 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, June 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $662.60, for a total value of $2,859,781.60. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Cable One (NYSE:CABO) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 27, 2019 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd bought a new position in Cable One Inc (NYSE:CABO) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 338 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $247,000.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Alphabet Inc.(GOOGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    If you had invested in Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Google — now part of Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) — three years ago, your return on investment would be about the same. Microsoft’s shares have climbed 119% as of this writing, and Google/Alphabet shares are up 105%. Those are impressive gains on their own, but they’re even better when you consider that the S&P 500 gained just 30% over the same period.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    Even if those estimates are overly optimistic, they serve to illustrate the massive opportunity created by AI. It also explains recent announcements by Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG), and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), that each is placing additional emphasis on the nascent technology.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Just a couple of months ago, AI-powered security camera maker Lighthouse shut down after its first product, its eponymous Lighthouse camera, was a commercial flop. The start-up had raised around $17 million, according to Crunchbase, and launched the $300 device (which also required a $10-per-month subscription) just over a year ago. Lighthouse’s technology leveraged 3D sensors and machine learning in order to recognize faces and monitor environments, and the company had high hopes of challenging Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary Google in the smart-home space.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of cybersecurity specialist FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) jumped 9.9% higher on Thursday afternoon, peaking near 2:30 p.m. EDT. The stock surged after Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google published a blog post detailing how FireEye helped the company identify and shut down a network of online accounts with secret links to the Iranian government. The stock had cooled down to a 6.4% gain by 3:30 p.m. EDT.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Willis Lease Finance Corporation(WLFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Willis Lease Finance Co. (NASDAQ:WLFC) CEO Charles F. Iv Willis sold 4,718 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.19, for a total transaction of $147,154.42. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 706,058 shares in the company, valued at approximately $22,021,949.02. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: SVB Financial Group(SIVB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares were also up, gaining 19 percent to $305.90 following strong quarterly results.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

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    In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Shannon Jones and guest Matt Frankel walk through how Morningstar (NASDAQ:MORN), Credit Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:CACC), and SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) have all crushed their peers and risen by more than 35% so far this year.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Jefferies Financial Group Weighs in on SVB Financial Group’s Q3 2019 Earnings (SIVB) (americanbankingnews.com) $664.11 Million in Sales Expected for SVB Financial Group (SIVB) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Equities Analysts Set Expectations for SVB Financial Group’s Q1 2019 Earnings (SIVB) (americanbankingnews.com) SVB Financial Group (SIVB) Expected to Announce Earnings of $4.44 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Jefferies Financial Group Boosts SVB Financial Group (SIVB) Price Target to $378.00 (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on SIVB shares. BidaskClub cut SVB Financial Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 30th. Zacks Investment Research cut SVB Financial Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 31st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their price objective on SVB Financial Group from $345.00 to $375.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, June 11th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Wells Fargo & Co upped their price objective on SVB Financial Group from $325.00 to $335.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 26th. Finally, Stephens reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $350.00 price objective on shares of SVB Financial Group in a research note on Friday, July 13th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and sixteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. SVB Financial Group currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $354.06.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) reported first-quarter earnings that exceeded expectations throughout the business. The holding company for Silicon Valley Bank, which specializes in providing banking services to entrepreneurs and private equity firms, beat estimates on both the top and bottom lines. As of 10:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, the stock was up by nearly 18%.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Penumbra, Inc.(PEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    Penumbra, Inc. (NYSE:PEN) Valuation in Focus (vassarnews.com) Price Target in Focus For Penumbra, Inc. (NYSE:PEN) (cantoncaller.com) Bounding Shares, What’s Next for Penumbra, Inc. (NYSE:PEN)? (cantoncaller.com) Penumbra Inc (PEN): Examining Today’s Signals (zeelandpress.com) Daniel Donen Davis Sells 7,500 Shares of Penumbra Inc (PEN) Stock (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of NYSE PEN opened at $129.10 on Friday. Penumbra has a 12-month low of $82.55 and a 12-month high of $167.35. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.45 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -12,910.00, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 24.42 and a beta of 0.15.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.02) by $0.08, Fidelity Earnings reports. Penumbra had a return on equity of 1.15% and a net margin of 3.65%. The business had revenue of $102.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $90.98 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.10) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 40.3% compared to the same quarter last year.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Penumbra (NYSE: PEN) and Globus Medical (NYSE:GMED) are both mid-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and valuation.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Penumbra Inc  (NYSE:PEN)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 05, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) Director Bridget O’rourke purchased 700 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 25th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $156.40 per share, for a total transaction of $109,480.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

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Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: National Bankshares, Inc.(NKSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub cut shares of National Bankshares (NASDAQ:NKSH) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note published on Thursday morning.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Farmers Capital Bank (NASDAQ: NKSH) and National Bankshares (NASDAQ:NKSH) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    National Bankshares (NASDAQ:NKSH) and Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBBK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd.(FOMX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Foamix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:FOMX)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by HC Wainwright in a report issued on Wednesday, MarketBeat reports. They currently have a $14.00 price objective on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock, up from their prior price objective of $12.00. HC Wainwright’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 122.22% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about Foamix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:FOMX) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Foamix Pharmaceuticals earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the specialty pharmaceutical company an impact score of 48.1562748121044 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Foamix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:FOMX) 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. Foamix Pharmaceuticals earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the specialty pharmaceutical company an impact score of 45.4298608245084 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.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about Foamix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:FOMX) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing 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 positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Foamix Pharmaceuticals earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the specialty pharmaceutical company an impact score of 47.5479155329096 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ: FOMX) shares were last seen up early on Wednesday after the company announced a solid performance in its late-stage trial for moderate-to-severe acne.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    HC Wainwright set a $11.00 price target on Foamix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:FOMX) in a research note released on Tuesday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: SVB Financial Group(SIVB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By David Zeiler]

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    Date of inception: May 16 Assets under management: $6.4 million Number of holdings: 34 Top five: Taiwan Semiconductor (NYSE ADR: TSM), Global Unichip Corp., GMO Internet Inc., SVB Financial Group (NYSE: SIVB), Overstock.com Inc. (Nasdaq: OSTK) Expense ratio: 0.88% Gain/Loss year to date: +3.53% NAV: $25.62

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Maltese Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor purchased 46,400 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $11,136,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Hingham Institution for Savings (NASDAQ:HIFS) and SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.(CHKP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.’s (NASDAQ: CHKP) short interest decreased to 8.45 million shares from the previous 9.69 million. Shares were trading at $113.57, in a 52-week range of $93.76 to $120.81.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) had a great July. The cybersecurity specialist was propped up by an analyst upgrade and a second-quarter earnings beat, and news that it is going to double its share repurchase program also boosted investor confidence. But a closer look at how the company has been performing over the past few quarters makes it clear that it is not getting its priorities right, and could end up a laggard in the cybersecurity market compared to the likes of Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Hovnanian Enterprises Inc(HOVNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News stories about HOVNAN 1000 DS REP 1 SRS A PRF (NASDAQ:HOVNP) have trended positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. HOVNAN 1000 DS REP 1 SRS A PRF earned a media sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 46.0490974987129 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Aphria Inc. (APHQF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Should Aurora actually buy MedReleaf, there could be considerable pressure on Canopy to make an acquisition of its own. One obvious target to buy would be Aphria (NASDAQOTH:APHQF), which has roughly the same market cap as MedReleaf. But would this acquisition make sense for Canopy Growth? I think it could.  

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  • [By Sean Williams]

    However, the past week and change have turned that cannabis frown upside down. Since their close on Aug. 14, 2018, and through their close on Friday Aug. 24, here’s how a handful of the largest pot stocks have performed:

    Canopy Growth Corp. (NYSE:CGC): up 83% Aurora Cannabis: up 61% Aphria (NASDAQOTH:APHQF): up 61% Tilray: up 81% Cronos Group (NASDAQ:CRON): up 76%

    Why such a dramatic surge in valuation in less than two weeks? The way I see it, there have been three catalysts.

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    Supply Agreement: To be announced. Top contenders include Canopy (OTCPK:TWMJF), Aurora (OTCQX:ACBFF), Aphria (OTCQB:APHQF). Would also include MedReleaf (OTCPK:MEDFF), Cronos Group (CRON), and CannTrust (OTC:CNTTF).

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Toll Brothers Inc.(TOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Shares of Toll Brothers have outperformed its industry over the past three months. Estimates have also been trending upward for the current year over the past 30 days. Robust economy, improving demographics and financial health of its affluent customer base bode well for Toll Brothers. Also, lack of competition in the luxury new home market is expected to drive growth for Toll Brothers as it enjoys greater pricing power than other homebuilding companies. Solid growth in revenues (up 23%) and deliveries (up 16%) in fiscal 2018, following a gain of 12% and 17%, respectively, in fiscal 2017, reflects the health of the luxury new home market. However, escalating building material and labor costs that are proving to be a drag on margins. Again, high mortgage rates dilute the demand for new homes as mortgage loans become expensive.”

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Reichardt also suggests four builders that have the edge in that market: D.R. Horton Inc. (NYSE: DHI). LGI Homes Inc. (NASDAQ: LGIH), NVR Inc. (NYSE: NVR) and Meritage Homes Corp. (NYSE: MTH). Below is a quick summary of each, along with a look at three larger (by market cap) builders: Lennar Corp. (NYSE: LEN), Toll Brothers Inc. (NYSE: TOL) and PulteGroup Inc. (NYSE: PHM).

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mizuho set a $46.00 price target on Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) in a report released on Friday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the construction company’s stock.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Carnival Corporation(CUK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    GasLog (NYSE: GLOG) and Carnival (NYSE:CUK) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation and risk.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Shares of Carnival (NYSE:CCL) (NYSE:CUK) opened sharply lower on Thursday after the company posting mixed financial results. The world’s largest cruise line operator came through with a solid fiscal third quarter, but once again we see weak guidance weighing on the stock. 

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Carnival (NYSE:CCL) (NYSE:CUK) is kicking off the new trading week with disappointing financial results, sending the stock to fresh 52-week lows on Monday. The world’s largest cruise ship operator posted its fiscal second-quarter results ahead of the market open. The quarter itself was solid, but weak guidance scared investors worried about looming softness and cost controls. 

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Lakeland Financial Corporation(LKFN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Lakeland Financial (NASDAQ:LKFN) and Civista Bancshares (NASDAQ:CIVB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. lifted its position in shares of Lakeland Financial Co. (NASDAQ:LKFN) by 3.6% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 878,934 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 30,687 shares during the quarter. Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. owned approximately 3.48% of Lakeland Financial worth $40,634,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Lakeland Financial (LKFN)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Lakeland Financial (NASDAQ:LKFN) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Lakeland Financial (LKFN)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Lakeland Financial (NASDAQ:LKFN) and Live Oak Bancshares (NASDAQ:LOB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and valuation.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Career Education Corporation(CECO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Career Education (NASDAQ: CECO) and Chegg (NYSE:CHGG) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Career Education Corp. (NASDAQ:CECO) shares reached a new 52-week high during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $16.60 and last traded at $16.55, with a volume of 19843 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $16.52.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of for-profit higher education specialist Career Education (NASDAQ:CECO) rose as much as 27.1% higher on Thursday morning, thanks to a strong fourth-quarter earnings report. As of 2 p.m. EST, the stock had cooled down to a 20.5% gain.

Top Stocks To Own For 2019

By Scott Tzu

It was reported yesterday that Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) just disclosed yet another data breach dating back to 2014 that it had not yet previously disclosed. We believe this data breach, coupled with the last data breach that the company announced, produces more risk for the Yahoo/Verizon (NYSE:VZ) deal and that under current circumstances, there is really no need to own Yahoo going forward.

The comments we received when we last wrote a critical article about Yahoo’s data breach in September were mostly all critical. In an article that we wrote in September, we suggested that the disclosure of a separate Yahoo data breach from the one that was disclosed yesterday may derail or alter Verizon’s bid for the company.

Then, yesterday, another data breach was announced. Reuters reported,

Yahoo Inc warned on Wednesday that it had uncovered yet another massive cyber attack, saying data from more than 1 billion user accounts was compromised in August 2013, making it the largest breach in history.

Top Stocks To Own For 2019: Washington Real Estate Investment Trust(WRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $31.33.

Top Stocks To Own For 2019: SVB Financial Group(SIVB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) reported first-quarter earnings that exceeded expectations throughout the business. The holding company for Silicon Valley Bank, which specializes in providing banking services to entrepreneurs and private equity firms, beat estimates on both the top and bottom lines. As of 10:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, the stock was up by nearly 18%.

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) stunned Wall Street with its first quarter earnings report. The bank holding company earned $195 million in the first quarter, a 92% increase from the year ago period. It also raised guidance for the remainder of the year, raising its outlook for growth in loans, deposits, net interest income, and more.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA trimmed its holdings in SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) by 95.8% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 924 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 20,940 shares during the quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA’s holdings in SVB Financial Group were worth $222,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

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Top Stocks To Own For 2019: PGT, Inc.(PGTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News coverage about PGT Industries (NYSE:PGTI) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PGT Industries earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the construction company an impact score of 45.4754593412205 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top Stocks To Own For 2019: Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(ATNM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:ATNM) shares saw unusually-strong trading volume on Monday . Approximately 6,705,500 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 577% from the previous session’s volume of 990,819 shares.The stock last traded at $0.63 and had previously closed at $0.50.

Top Stocks To Own For 2019: ImmuCell Corporation(ICCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ImmuCell (NASDAQ:ICCC) released its quarterly earnings results on Monday. The biotechnology company reported ($0.04) earnings per share for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. ImmuCell had a negative net margin of 1.61% and a negative return on equity of 0.79%.

Best Financial Stocks To Own For 2019

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans decreased its holdings in shares of Comtech Telecomm. Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) by 53.4% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 58,226 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after selling 66,799 shares during the period. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans’ holdings in Comtech Telecomm. were worth $1,741,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. State of Wisconsin Investment Board boosted its holdings in shares of Comtech Telecomm. by 0.6% in the first quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 320,000 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $9,565,000 after buying an additional 2,000 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank boosted its holdings in shares of Comtech Telecomm. by 5.9% in the first quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 41,100 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $1,228,000 after buying an additional 2,300 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Comtech Telecomm. by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 209,031 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $4,623,000 after buying an additional 3,197 shares during the period. Chicago Equity Partners LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Comtech Telecomm. by 3.2% in the fourth quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC now owns 125,770 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $2,782,000 after buying an additional 3,890 shares during the period. Finally, Balter Liquid Alternatives LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Comtech Telecomm. by 22.8% in the first quarter. Balter Liquid Alternatives LLC now owns 24,081 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock worth $720,000 after buying an additional 4,466 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 88.29% of the company’s stock.

Best Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc.(APTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Preferred Apartment Communities (NYSE:APTS) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Preferred Apartment Communities earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.8928811434586 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Preferred Apartment (NYSE:APTS) – Research analysts at B. Riley raised their FY2018 earnings estimates for shares of Preferred Apartment in a note issued to investors on Thursday, May 3rd. B. Riley analyst C. Kucera now expects that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $1.45 for the year, up from their prior estimate of $1.44. B. Riley currently has a “Hold” rating and a $16.00 price target on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for Preferred Apartment’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.40 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    WINTON GROUP Ltd acquired a new stake in Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (NYSE:APTS) during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm acquired 80,485 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $1,142,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. lifted its stake in shares of Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (NYSE:APTS) by 135.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 14,089 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 8,113 shares during the quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD.’s holdings in Preferred Apartment Communities were worth $200,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: SVB Financial Group(SIVB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA trimmed its holdings in SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) by 95.8% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 924 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 20,940 shares during the quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA’s holdings in SVB Financial Group were worth $222,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Maltese Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor purchased 46,400 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $11,136,000.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) jumped 46.7 percent to $16.1331. The low-float small-cap clinical stage gene therapy company saw its stock rally nearly 150 percent from Monday through Thursday. Formal news hasn't been announced this week that would support a triple-digit percentage rally (including more than 200 percent at one point on Thursday) but the quiet period following its initial public offering will expire on May 8.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares gained 24.7 percent to $36.17. Celyad reported the publication of THINK study case report of CYAD-01 Induced Complete Remission in relapsed/refractory AML patient in haematologica.
    DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOM) shares jumped 23.2 percent to $39.00 after the company reported upbeat Q1 results and issued upbeat Q2 guidance.
    eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) gained 21.8 percent to $19.58 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.
    Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA) climbed 20.4 percent to $27.20 following Q1 results.
    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares jumped 18.2 percent to $304.135 following strong quarterly results.
    Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) gained 13.9 percent to $12.70 as the company reported Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NYSE: ZYME) gained 13.8 percent to $17.36.
    Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: COCP) rose 11.8 percent to $2.336 after declining 25.09 percent on Thursday.
    ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN) shares surged 11.7 percent to $11.75 after the company announced 'successful completion of interim analysis' for FORWARD I Phase 3 mirvetuximab soravtansine trial.
    Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELOX) gained 9.5 percent to $12.70.
    Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) shares rose 8.5 percent to $115.3801 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) shares rose 8.3 percent to $6.50. The stock moved higher after a Reuters report suggested ongoing merger talks with T-M
  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cookson Peirce & Co. Inc. bought a new stake in shares of SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 3,810 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $914,000.

Best Financial Stocks To Own For 2019: Concho Resources Inc.(CXO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) which traded down about 7% at $140.01. The stocks 52-week range is $106.73 to $162.91. Volume was about 3 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.5 million.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    ConocoPhillips’ global portfolio is proving to be a big competitive advantage because 70% of its oil production sells at Brent pricing, which is the global oil benchmark. Currently, Brent fetches more than $75 per barrel, while WTI, the U.S. benchmark, sells for $10 less a barrel. In the meantime, due to the lack of adequate pipeline takeaway capacity in the Permian, oil in that region currently sells for less than $60 a barrel, thereby pinching producer profits. That lower oil priceis much less of a concern for ConocoPhillips, according to Bernstein, since it only gets 4% to 5% of its production from the Permian whereas pure-play Permian producers like Concho Resources (NYSE:CXO) only produce from that region. That’s why Bernstein downgraded Concho’s stock from outperform to market perform while slashing its price target from $180 a share all the way down to $130.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Oil has continued its remarkable rise this year, rallying another 10%, to more than $65 a barrel in the U.S. That rebound has taken most oil stocks up with it. However, a handful managed to lose ground this year, including Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI), Concho Resources (NYSE:CXO), and Cimarex Energy (NYSE:XEC), which are all down double digits. That sell-off makes them worth a closer look.

Top Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Full House Resorts Inc (NASDAQ:FLL) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2017. Full House Resorts Inc, through its subsidiaries, owns, operates, develops, manages, and/or invests in casinos and related hospitality and entertainment facilities. The Company manages its casinos based on geographic regions within United States. Full House Resorts Inc has a market cap of $72.580 million; its shares were traded at around $3.17 with and P/S ratio of 0.42.

For the last quarter Full House Resorts Inc reported a revenue of $37.8 million, compared with the revenue of $38.19 million during the same period a year ago. For the latest fiscal year the company reported a revenue of $161.3 million, an increase of 10.5% from last year. For the last five years Full House Resorts Inc had an average revenue growth rate of 3.4% a year.

The reported loss per diluted share was 22 cents for the year, compared with the loss per share of $0.199 in the previous year. The Full House Resorts Inc had an operating margin of 4.38%, compared with the operating margin of 4.24% a year before. The 10-year historical median operating margin of Full House Resorts Inc is 18.60%. The profitability rank of the company is 7 (out of 10).

Top Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: 3M Company(MMM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) traded down 5.05%% at $232.79. The stock’s 52-week range is $173.90 to $259.77. Volume was around 4.8 million shares, more than double the daily average of about 2 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Jason Hall, Neha Chamaria, and Rich Duprey]

    Three Motley Fool investors have already put in the work to help you get started, highlightingHarley-Davidson Inc(NYSE:HOG) and3M Co(NYSE:MMM) as dependable dividend stocks with solid prospects, and Trex Company Inc(NYSE:TREX) as a growth-focused investment. Read on to learn what these real-world investors like about these great companies, and why they can help retirees keep their nest eggs growing for the long-term.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) traded up 1.51% at $235.69. The stock’s 52-week range is $185.71 to $259.77. Volume was around 1.6 million shares, about a third below the daily average of about 2.4 million. The company had no specific news Thursday.

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    In fact, top dividend-paying companies like Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), and 3M (NYSE:MMM) have consistently converted 15% or more of their revenues into free cash flows (FCF). Combined, the three companies generated nearly $173 billion in revenues in 2017. That’s a lot of money, and a good chunk of it is going into shareholders’ pockets. That’s why these money-minting dividend stocks deserve your attention.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    The 16% year-to-date dip in the stock price of 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) is naturally going to attract value investors toward the Dividend Aristocrat. After all, the company now sports a near 2.7% dividend yield, and more than 60 years of dividend increases attest to its history of delivering for investors. However, I think the stock is still worth avoiding. Incoming CEO Mike Roman’s presentation at the recent Electrical Products Group (EPG) conference did little to dispel fears concerning the company’s pricing power — a key part of its business model. Let’s take a look at why, as well as what was discussed at the event.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) traded down 0.64% at $216.35. The stock’s 52-week range is $192.36 to $259.77. Volume was about half the daily average of around 2.7 million shares. The company reports quarterly results before the opening bell Tuesdary.

Top Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Eagle Materials Inc(EXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Eagle Materials Inc (NYSE: EXP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $306.04 million.

    AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $231.53 million.

  • [By Stephen Mack]

    Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE: EXP) started in 1963 as a subsidiary of Centex Construction Products. The Dallas-based company spun itself off in 2004. It’s a leading provider of materials you probably don’t think much about but absolutely need.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP) EVP James H. Graass sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $110.00, for a total transaction of $1,100,000.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 61,715 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,788,650. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP) – Analysts at Northcoast Research issued their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Eagle Materials in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, May 17th. Northcoast Research analyst K. Hocevar anticipates that the construction company will post earnings of $1.53 per share for the quarter. Northcoast Research also issued estimates for Eagle Materials’ Q2 2019 earnings at $1.80 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $1.70 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $1.17 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $7.40 EPS.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD) to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $25.22 billion before the opening bell. Home Depot shares fell 0.04 percent to $191.00 in after-hours trading.
    Switch Inc (NYSE: SWCH) reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Monday. Switch shares dropped 7.18 percent to $14.36 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) to have earned $0.16 per share on revenue of $163.65 million in the latest quarter. Boot Barn will release earnings after the markets close. Boot Barn shares gained 1.4 percent to $21.80 in after-hours trading.
    Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Monday. Famous Dave’s of America shares gained 7.69 percent to $8.40 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, Eagle Materials Inc (NYSE: EXP) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $306.04 million. Eagle Materials shares fell 0.09 percent to $105.72 in after-hours trading.

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Top Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SVB Financial Group(SIVB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares were also up, gaining 19 percent to $305.90 following strong quarterly results.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report released on Wednesday morning.

    Several other equities research analysts have also commented on SIVB. Morgan Stanley boosted their price objective on shares of SVB Financial Group from $275.00 to $280.00 and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of SVB Financial Group from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a buy rating and issued a $308.00 price objective on shares of SVB Financial Group in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Stephens reiterated a buy rating on shares of SVB Financial Group in a research report on Tuesday, March 20th. Finally, UBS started coverage on shares of SVB Financial Group in a research report on Thursday, March 22nd. They issued a buy rating and a $284.00 price objective on the stock. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirteen have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $306.29.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA trimmed its holdings in SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) by 95.8% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 924 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 20,940 shares during the quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA’s holdings in SVB Financial Group were worth $222,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) reported first-quarter earnings that exceeded expectations throughout the business. The holding company for Silicon Valley Bank, which specializes in providing banking services to entrepreneurs and private equity firms, beat estimates on both the top and bottom lines. As of 10:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, the stock was up by nearly 18%.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Maltese Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor purchased 46,400 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $11,136,000.

Top Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cache Inc.(CACH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CacheCoin (CACH) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. It was first traded on January 5th, 2014. CacheCoin’s total supply is 4,195,132 coins. CacheCoin’s official Twitter account is @CACHeCoin. The Reddit community for CacheCoin is /r/cachecoin and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. The official website for CacheCoin is www.cachecoin.cc.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CacheCoin (CACH) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. Its genesis date was January 5th, 2014. CacheCoin’s total supply is 4,195,132 coins. CacheCoin’s official Twitter account is @CACHeCoin. The official website for CacheCoin is www.cachecoin.cc. The Reddit community for CacheCoin is /r/cachecoin and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cache (OTCMKTS: CACH) and New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE:NWY) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Top Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Twitter, Inc.(TWTR)

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