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Best Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019

If you are an income investor looking at gold stocks you might be tempted to buy Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE:WPM), a gold and silver streaming company with a relatively high yield. It’s not a bad stock to own, but it may not be the best dividend stock for your portfolio if you don’t understand a few important basics. Here’s what you need to know before you buy Wheaton for its peer-beating dividend yield.

What Wheaton does

The first thing to understand is that Wheaton Precious Metals is not a miner. It is a streaming company. That means it provides cash up front to miners in exchange for the right to buy gold and silver at reduced rates in the future. It’s a business model that provides Wheaton with wide margins in both good markets and bad because of its contractually locked-in low prices.

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Best Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Platform Specialty Products Corporation(PAH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Platform Specialty Products Co. (NYSE:PAH) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight brokerages that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $14.40.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Platform Specialty Products Corp (NYSE:PAH) Director Ian G. H. Ashken acquired 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 13th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $12.08 per share, with a total value of $120,800.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new position in Platform Specialty Products Corp (NYSE:PAH) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund acquired 39,513 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock, valued at approximately $458,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Best Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Capella Education Company(CPLA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) reached a new 52-week high on Monday . The stock traded as high as $104.10 and last traded at $103.20, with a volume of 487 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $103.70.

Best Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Empire State Realty Trust, Inc.(ESRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Citadel Advisors LLC grew its holdings in Empire State Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:ESRT) by 109.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 3,444,342 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,801,601 shares during the quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC’s holdings in Empire State Realty Trust were worth $58,899,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    Empire State Realty Trust (ESRT) : “The yield on this one is too low.”

    DowDuPont (DWDP) : “I’m not running away, I’m sticking with them.”

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Prudential Financial Inc. cut its stake in Empire State Realty (NYSE:ESRT) by 0.5% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,745,889 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 8,046 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in Empire State Realty were worth $29,313,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Empire State Realty Trust Inc (ESRT) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESRT): Tracking the Average Broker Recommendation on This Stock (cantoncaller.com) Empire State Realty Trust Inc (ESRT) Shares Sink -1.41% Over Past Five Sessions (cantoncaller.com) Brokerage Overview of: Empire State Realty Trust inc (NYSE:ESRT) (newburghpress.com) Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Empire State Realty Trust Inc (ESRT) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $123.37 Million (americanbankingnews.com)

    ESRT opened at $17.55 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $2.94 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.28, a P/E/G ratio of 4.93 and a beta of 0.90. Empire State Realty Trust has a fifty-two week low of $15.94 and a fifty-two week high of $21.09. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.97, a current ratio of 7.10 and a quick ratio of 7.10.

Best Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Frontline Ltd.(FRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Frontline Ltd. (NYSE:FRO) surged more than 13% by 10:00 a.m. EDT on Thursday after the oil tanker company posted better-than-expected first-quarter results.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 28.8 percent to $4.03 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for expanded indications for its Senhance Surgical System.
    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) rose 15.6 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading.
    Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição (NYSE: CBD) rose 13.2 percent to $24.20 in pre-market trading.
    ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO) rose 12.2 percent to $21.65 in pre-market trading. Alibaba and Cainiao agreed to make strategic investment in ZTO Express of $1.38 billion.
    DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) rose 10.8 percent to $2.05 in pre-market trading.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) shares rose 9.6 percent to $42.68 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) shares rose 9.1 percent to $6.00 in pre-market trading.
    Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) rose 8.4 percent to $108.00 in pre-market trading.
    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares rose 7 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) rose 5.9 percent to $10.61 in pre-market trading.
    Frontline Ltd. (NYSE: FRO) rose 5.9 percent to $5.04 in pre-market trading.
    Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ: EVGN) rose 5.5 percent to $3.27 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) rose 5.5 percent to $3.68 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.44 percent on Friday.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) shares rose 5.4 percent to $2.16 in pre-market trading.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) shares surged 144.96 percent to close at $265.61 on Thursday in reaction to an encouraging Phase 2 clinical trial update. The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company said its liver-directed, thyroid hormone receptor called MGL-3196 showed a statistical significance in the primary endpoint of lowering liver fat at 12 weeks and also 36 weeks.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) shares rose 101.01 percent to close at $9.99 on Thursday after falling 4.42 percent on Wednesday.
    Akers Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKER) jumped 45.58 percent to close at $0.474. The developer of rapid health information technologies said Wednesday afternoon it was granted a 180-day extension from the Nasdaq Stock Market to meet the requirement of a minimum $1.00 per share closing bid price for 10 straight days.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) gained 40.93 percent to close at $3.03 after the FDA approved Kitov's Consensi for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain and hypertension.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 28.21 percent to close at $19.86.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) climbed 26.45 percent to close at $7.84 after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) shares climbed 21.93 percent to close at $2.78 in reaction to an encouraging FDA update. The biotechnology company that focuses on therapies for the treatment of cancer said the FDA granted a Fast Track designation for fimepinostat (CUDC-907) in patients with relapsed or refractory.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 21.23 percent to close at $7.48.
    Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK) rose 16.21 percent to close at $12.83 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    The Brink's Company (NYSE: BCO) jumped 16.2 percent to close at $79.25 as the company announced plans to acquire Dunbar Armored for $520 million in cash.
    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) rose 15.14 percent to c

Best Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: SmartFinancial, Inc.(SMBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about SmartFinancial (NASDAQ:SMBK) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news 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 closest to one being the most favorable. SmartFinancial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 45.289677526379 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about SmartFinancial (NASDAQ:SMBK) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog 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. SmartFinancial earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.2295427650778 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SmartFinancial (NASDAQ:SMBK) was downgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Friday.

Best Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte S.A.B. de C.V.(OMAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $46.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    UBS Group assumed coverage on shares of Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Nort (NASDAQ:OMAB) in a research note issued to investors on Monday morning, The Fly reports. The brokerage issued a buy rating on the transportation company’s stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Nort (NASDAQ:OMAB)’s share price reached a new 52-week high on Friday . The stock traded as high as $57.00 and last traded at $57.09, with a volume of 31203 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $56.19.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Corporacion America (NYSE: CAAP) and Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: USANA Health Sciences Inc.(USNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Engineers Gate Manager LP purchased a new stake in shares of USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE:USNA) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm purchased 11,644 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,343,000.

  • [By ]

    USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) is also benefitting from strong growth in Asia, with 71% of sales from the region, including 51% in China. The company’s health and wellness products are sold through an independent network, which keeps operating expenses low. Revenue has grown at an 11% annualized pace over the last decade and the company carries no balance sheet debt.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    USANA Health Sciences (NYSE:USNA) ranked at the top of the list with an astounding total return of more than 32,000%. The company develops nutritional and personal-care products. USANA uses a multi-level marketing approach to sell its products across the world. Last year, less than 12% of its total revenue was made in the U.S. 

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: CHS Inc(CHSCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about CHS Inc Preferred Shares Class B (NASDAQ:CHSCO) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CHS Inc Preferred Shares Class B earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 45.8637910025833 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Lincoln National Corporation(LNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Lincoln National Co. (NYSE:LNC) shares gapped down before the market opened on Thursday after the company announced weaker than expected quarterly earnings. The stock had previously closed at $69.98, but opened at $67.66. Lincoln National shares last traded at $65.70, with a volume of 3183810 shares.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Blocklancer (CURRENCY:LNC) traded 2.6% lower against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 16:00 PM E.T. on June 11th. In the last week, Blocklancer has traded down 23.6% against the dollar. One Blocklancer token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0065 or 0.00000097 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including EtherDelta (ForkDelta), IDEX, DDEX and Sistemkoin. Blocklancer has a total market capitalization of $784,675.00 and approximately $2,777.00 worth of Blocklancer was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Element Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Lincoln National Co. (NYSE:LNC) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 24,346 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,779,000.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: OncoSec Medical Incorporated(ONCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    HC Wainwright set a $4.00 price target on OncoSec Medical (NASDAQ:ONCS) in a research report released on Tuesday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the biotechnology company’s stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    OncoSec Medical Inc (NASDAQ:ONCS) traded up 5.9% on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $1.45 and last traded at $1.43. 506,563 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 31% from the average session volume of 730,660 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.35.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    OncoSec Medical (ONCS) Given Buy Rating at Dawson James (americanbankingnews.com) OncoSec Presents Update from Triple Negative Breast Cancer Program at 3rd Global Insight Conference on Breast Cancer (finance.yahoo.com) OncoSec appoints Sara M. Bonstein as CFO and COO (seekingalpha.com) Oncosec Medical (ONCS) Appoints Sara M. Bonstein as CFO and COO (streetinsider.com) OncoSec Appoints Sara M. Bonstein as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer (finance.yahoo.com)

    ONCS stock traded down $0.02 during trading on Thursday, reaching $1.28. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 367,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 916,959. OncoSec Medical has a 1 year low of $0.88 and a 1 year high of $2.95. The firm has a market capitalization of $68.05 million, a PE ratio of -1.21 and a beta of 2.98.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Approach Resources Inc.(AREX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Approach Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:AREX) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $2.75.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Iteris, Inc.(ITI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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
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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: SmartFinancial, Inc.(SMBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of SmartFinancial (NASDAQ:SMBK) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Thursday morning.

    A number of other analysts have also weighed in on SMBK. Zacks Investment Research upgraded SmartFinancial from a sell rating to a buy rating and set a $21.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 16th. FIG Partners began coverage on SmartFinancial in a report on Friday, February 22nd. They issued an outperform rating for the company. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $24.60.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about SmartFinancial (NASDAQ:SMBK) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog 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. SmartFinancial earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.2295427650778 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about SmartFinancial (NASDAQ:SMBK) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news 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 closest to one being the most favorable. SmartFinancial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 45.289677526379 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SmartFinancial (NASDAQ:SMBK) was downgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Friday.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Union Bankshares Corporation(UBSH)

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    Union First Market Bankshares (NASDAQ:UBSH) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallJul. 18, 2018 9:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Union Bankshares Corp (NASDAQ:UBSH) Director G William Beale sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.56, for a total value of $41,560.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Union Bankshares (NASDAQ:UBSH) was upgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Thursday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Union Bankshares (NASDAQ:UBSH) was upgraded by BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Thursday.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: UMH Properties Inc.(UMH)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the real estate shares surged 0.56 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. (NYSE: AHH), up 3 percent, and UMH Properties, Inc. (NYSE: UMH) up 3 percent.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Cohen & Steers Select Preferred and Income Fund, Inc.(PSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Cohen & Steers Select Pref & Inc Fd (NYSE:PSF) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press 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 positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cohen & Steers Select Pref & Inc Fd earned a media sentiment score of 0.39 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 48.661768322942 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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Hot Stocks To Watch For 2019: Pinnacle West Capital Corporation(PNW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pinnacle West Capital (NYSE:PNW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, August 3rd. The utilities provider reported $1.48 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.44 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $974.12 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $939.59 million. Pinnacle West Capital had a return on equity of 9.12% and a net margin of 12.95%. The company’s revenue was up 3.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.49 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Pinnacle West Capital Co. will post 4.45 earnings per share for the current year.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Profund Advisors LLC lowered its stake in Pinnacle West Capital Co. (NYSE:PNW) by 26.6% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 7,249 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 2,622 shares during the period. Profund Advisors LLC’s holdings in Pinnacle West Capital were worth $578,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Pinnacle West Capital (NYSE:PNW) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “In last three months, shares of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation have outperformed than its industry. Pinnacle West Capital is well positioned to gain from the ongoing economic improvement in its service territories and customer growth. Pinnacle West Capital’s long-term capital expenditure plan will further strengthen its traditional generation, transmission and distribution capabilities. The company is also investing in battery storage projects, which will make its renewable projects more effective. The company continues to have a strong credit rating. However, Pinnacle West Capital is subject to comprehensive regulations by federal, state and local regulatory agencies. In addition, its operations are subject to fluctuations in the commodity price and weather, as well as operational hazards.”

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ING Groep NV lifted its holdings in shares of Pinnacle West Capital Co. (NYSE:PNW) by 7.5% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 11,423 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 800 shares during the quarter. ING Groep NV’s holdings in Pinnacle West Capital were worth $912,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (NYSE: PNW) was raised to Outperform from Neutral and the price target was raised to $87 from $85 at Credit Suisse.

    Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) was reiterated as Outperform and the price target was raised to $140 from $125 at JMP Securities.

Hot Stocks To Watch For 2019: SmartFinancial, Inc.(SMBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about SmartFinancial (NASDAQ:SMBK) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog 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. SmartFinancial earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.2295427650778 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SmartFinancial (NASDAQ:SMBK) was downgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about SmartFinancial (NASDAQ:SMBK) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news 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 closest to one being the most favorable. SmartFinancial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 45.289677526379 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Hot Stocks To Watch For 2019: Cidara Therapeutics, Inc.(CDTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    Cidara Therapeutics (CDTX) Upgraded to Buy at WBB Securities (americanbankingnews.com) Data to be Presented at ASM Microbe 2018 Demonstrate the Efficacy and Safety of Cidara’s Rezafungin for the Treatment of Invasive Fungal Infections (finance.yahoo.com) Cidara Therapeutics and Rutgers University awarded $5.5M grant from NIH to develop immunotherapy agents targeting gram-negative bacterial infections (seekingalpha.com) Cidara Therapeutics Announces Offering of Common Stock and Warrants (finance.yahoo.com) Cidara Therapeutics and Rutgers University Awarded $5.5 Million Grant from NIH to Support Development of Novel Immunotherapy Agents Targeting Multi-drug Resistant Gram-negative Bacterial Infections (finance.yahoo.com)

    Shares of CDTX stock traded up $0.30 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $5.20. 311,700 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 203,168. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.15, a quick ratio of 5.99 and a current ratio of 5.99. The stock has a market cap of $97.33 million, a P/E ratio of -1.64 and a beta of 2.05. Cidara Therapeutics has a twelve month low of $3.70 and a twelve month high of $8.80.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cidara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CDTX) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The biotechnology company reported ($0.80) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.70) by ($0.10), Bloomberg Earnings reports.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Cidara Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTX) shares took a big step back on Monday, despite the firm reporting positive midstage results. Specifically, Cidara reported positive topline results from its Phase 2 Strive clinical trial of its lead antifungal candidate rezafungin acetate.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cantor Fitzgerald set a $15.00 target price on Cidara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CDTX) in a report released on Tuesday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the biotechnology company’s stock.

Hot Stocks To Watch For 2019: Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc.(BHLB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Connecticut Bancorp (NASDAQ: FBNK) and Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE:BHLB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:BHLB) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the ten research firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $40.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:BHLB) – Jefferies Financial Group issued their Q2 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Berkshire Hills Bancorp in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, October 9th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst C. Haire forecasts that the savings and loans company will post earnings of $0.75 per share for the quarter. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Berkshire Hills Bancorp’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.80 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.77 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $3.13 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:BHLB) shares hit a new 52-week high and low on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $44.10 and last traded at $43.70, with a volume of 65593 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $43.70.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Prudential Financial Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:BHLB) by 5.2% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 424,777 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after acquiring an additional 21,000 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in Berkshire Hills Bancorp were worth $16,120,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Hot Stocks To Watch For 2019: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.(ETE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Energy Transfer Equity LP Unit (NYSE:ETE)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by stock analysts at Stifel Nicolaus in a research note issued to investors on Friday. They presently have a $21.00 target price on the pipeline company’s stock, up from their previous target price of $19.00. Stifel Nicolaus’ price objective indicates a potential upside of 14.88% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Management teams tend to be very coy about what they’re working on behind closed doors. Energy Transfer Equity’s (NYSE:ETE) leadership, on the other hand, was very transparent about what’s going on behind the scenes during the company’s first-quarter conference call. They openly answered analysts’ questions, which provided investors with an interesting glimpse into what’s ahead.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    D.A. Davidson & CO. reduced its stake in Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE) by 10.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 46,328 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 5,550 shares during the period. D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings in Energy Transfer Equity were worth $658,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    On the surface, Energy Transfer Partners’ ultra-high-yielding payout looks like it’s on solid ground. During the first quarter of 2018, the company covered it with cash flow by a comfortable 1.1 times after adjusting for the support provided by parent company Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE), which has temporarily reduced its management fees to help its MLP fund a large slate of expansion projects. That’s a noticeable improvement from the year-ago quarter when Energy Transfer Partners would have paid out all its cash flow, and then some, if it weren’t for the assistance of Energy Transfer Equity.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Midstream giant Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ETE) has been excruciatingly volatile over the past few years. At one point, units of the master limited partnership (MLP) lost more than 80% of their value, and they are currently about 50% below their peak. While the volatility has moderated somewhat this year — with units flat overall — they’ve still been all over the map, up almost 10% at one point before plunging double-digits and then recovering.

Top Heal Care Stocks For 2019

DETROIT — For the past five years, few people wanted a lowly used small car such as the Chevrolet Cruze or Ford Focus.

Compact and subcompact cars sat on dealer lots for weeks as the SUV craze in the U.S. accelerated.

Early this year, dealers and industry analysts started to see a change, with sales and prices for used compact and subcompact cars increasing after taking a fall every year since 2013. That’s in part because of rising gas prices, stagnant middle class wages and deals that are still too good to pass up.

Until recently, lower demand had depressed car prices, but especially for smaller ones, which bottomed out in 2017 as the cost of their closest competitor for basic transportation — small SUVs — was rising. By early this year, analysts and dealers say the spread between small SUVs and cars was so large that the cars became more attractive. Also, rising gasoline prices sent buyers on a tight budget from SUVs and other segments to the lower-cost small cars.

Top Heal Care Stocks For 2019: CST Brands, Inc.(CST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cryptosolartech (CURRENCY:CST) traded up 4.2% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 20:00 PM ET on October 6th. One Cryptosolartech token can now be purchased for approximately $0.0203 or 0.00000309 BTC on exchanges. Cryptosolartech has a total market capitalization of $1.30 million and approximately $247,044.00 worth of Cryptosolartech was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, Cryptosolartech has traded 4.1% lower against the dollar.

Top Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Ultra Petroleum Corp.(UPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Ultra Petroleum Corp. (NASDAQ:UPL) continued to sell off in August, falling another 23.8% last month, pushing its year-to-date decline to a stunning 85.5%. Driving the most recent plunge was its disappointing second-quarter report.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Shares of a handful of small independent oil and gas producers, as well as a number of smaller oilfield service and equipment providers fell more than 10% on May 25. Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFIE), which manufactures burner management systems for oil and gas companies, fell 14.5%, while offshore energy industry transportation specialist Bristow Group Inc (NYSE:BRS) fell 12.6%. Onshore drilling contractor Pioneer Energy Services Corp (NYSE:PES) and offshore oil and gas producer W&T Offshore, Inc. both fell 11.4%, while independent oil and gas producers California Resources Corp (NYSE:CRC) and Ultra Petroleum Corp (NASDAQ:UPL) fell 10.5% and 10%, respectively. 

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Ultra Petroleum Corp. (NASDAQ: UPL) traded down about 36% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $1.08 after closing Wednesday at $1.69. The stock’s 52-week high is $10.18. Volume was more than triple the daily average of about 4.3 million shares. The company missed both top and bottom line estimates this morning.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Ultra Petroleum (NASDAQ:UPL) have slumped for the last year. After another awful performance in May, in which the company actually increased its full-year 2018 production guidance, investors have a right to be frustrated. The stock price dropped over 26% last month, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ultra Petroleum Corp (NASDAQ:UPL) – Research analysts at Capital One Financial dropped their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Ultra Petroleum in a report issued on Tuesday, September 18th. Capital One Financial analyst B. Velie now forecasts that the company will earn $0.71 per share for the year, down from their previous estimate of $0.81. Capital One Financial currently has a “Underweight” rating on the stock. Capital One Financial also issued estimates for Ultra Petroleum’s FY2019 earnings at $0.40 EPS.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Ultra Petroleum Corp (NASDAQ:UPL) were down more than 12% by 10:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday after the natural-gas driller was unable to strike a deal with its lenders on the terms of a potential transaction involving its term loan. That latest issue pushed its year-to-date plunge to nearly 88%.

Top Heal Care Stocks For 2019: SmartFinancial, Inc.(SMBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on SmartFinancial (SMBK)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about SmartFinancial (NASDAQ:SMBK) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog 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. SmartFinancial earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.2295427650778 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SmartFinancial (NASDAQ:SMBK) was downgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about SmartFinancial (NASDAQ:SMBK) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news 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 closest to one being the most favorable. SmartFinancial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 45.289677526379 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now

I came across NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES) in early 2013, when it was starting to become a major player in the Chinese mobile game industry. At first, I was a bit skeptical about their future growth and valuation. Video game companies are sometimes “one-hit wonders”, and decline after their top sellers lose popularity. But NetEase is an exception. After watching it for a few months, I decided then to bite the bullet and buy the stock. And I’m glad I did.

The company has produced leading online games in China since 2001, has a diversified business model over many in-house developed and licensed titles, and currently holds over $4.6 billion in cash, which can be used for buybacks, dividends and acquisitions.

I believe that NTES is still significantly undervalued and there are several upcoming catalysts which will unlock this value. The company is a dominant player in the Chinese gaming market, with significant competitive advantages and high barriers to entry.

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Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Resonant Inc.(RESN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) shares rose 67.5 percent to $49.96 in pre-market trading after Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced plans to acquire ARMO BioSciences for $50 per share.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) rose 62.8 percent to $11.30 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) rose 23.4 percent to $2.11 in pre-market trading following announcement that the company will pre-specify new subgroup with the FDA and report Phase 3 Part B results in June.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) rose 19.1 percent to $5.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 17.7 percent to $2.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 15.2 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after French company Total announced plans to acquire 25 percent stake in Clean Energy Fuels for $83.4 million.
    Everspin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRAM) rose 14.6 percent to $8.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported strong results for its first quarter.
    Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA) shares rose 11 percent to $27.50 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 sales.
    Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ: RUN) rose 8.9 percent to $10.70 in pre-market trading following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MediciNova, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNOV) rose 8.1 percent to $11.35 in pre-market trading after the company announced opening of Investigational New Drug Application for MN-166 (ibudilast) in glioblastoma.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) shares rose 7.7 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company reported that its President and CEO Hannes Portmann left the company. The company named Raymond Threlkeld as successor.
    Otter Tail Corporation (NASDAQ: OTTR) shares rose 7.4 percent to $46.60 in the pre-market trading session.
    Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIMX) shares rose
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Resonant Inc (NASDAQ:RESN) CEO George B. Holmes sold 7,000 shares of Resonant stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.69, for a total transaction of $25,830.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 262,481 shares in the company, valued at approximately $968,554.89. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Resonant Inc (NASDAQ:RESN) CFO Jeffrey A. Killian sold 5,870 shares of Resonant stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.69, for a total value of $21,660.30. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 80,307 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $296,332.83. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Resonant (NASDAQ:RESN)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by analysts at National Securities in a research note issued to investors on Monday. They currently have a $8.00 price objective on the semiconductor company’s stock. National Securities’ target price indicates a potential upside of 72.04% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Synaptics (NASDAQ: SYNA) and Resonant (NASDAQ:RESN) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and earnings.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: iShares Core S&P 500 (IVV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gateway Investment Advisers LLC lessened its holdings in shares of iShares S&P 500 Index (NYSEARCA:IVV) by 1.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 825,039 shares of the company’s stock after selling 14,417 shares during the quarter. iShares S&P 500 Index comprises about 2.0% of Gateway Investment Advisers LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 6th biggest holding. Gateway Investment Advisers LLC owned about 0.15% of iShares S&P 500 Index worth $225,277,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Doliver Capital Advisors LP increased its holdings in shares of Ishares S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:IVV) by 2.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 32,234 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 860 shares during the period. Ishares S&P 500 makes up about 3.7% of Doliver Capital Advisors LP’s portfolio, making the stock its 2nd largest holding. Doliver Capital Advisors LP’s holdings in Ishares S&P 500 were worth $8,554,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Traders sold shares of iShares S&P 500 Index (NYSEARCA:IVV) on strength during trading hours on Tuesday. $207.12 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $283.13 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $76.01 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, iShares S&P 500 Index had the 12th highest net out-flow for the day. iShares S&P 500 Index traded up $0.38 for the day and closed at $280.89

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Traders purchased shares of Ishares S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:IVV) on weakness during trading hours on Thursday. $325.71 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $191.52 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $134.19 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Ishares S&P 500 had the 32nd highest net in-flow for the day. Ishares S&P 500 traded down ($1.82) for the day and closed at $272.73

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: SmartFinancial, Inc.(SMBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about SmartFinancial (NASDAQ:SMBK) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog 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. SmartFinancial earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.2295427650778 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on SmartFinancial (SMBK)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about SmartFinancial (NASDAQ:SMBK) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news 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 closest to one being the most favorable. SmartFinancial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 45.289677526379 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SmartFinancial (NASDAQ:SMBK) was downgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Friday.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: American Capital Agency Corp.(AGNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) saw a significant increase in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 18,357,054 shares, an increase of 9.6% from the April 30th total of 16,753,064 shares. Approximately 4.7% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 3,090,628 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 5.9 days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NEXT Financial Group Inc purchased a new position in AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 9,100 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $170,000.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    In particular, agency-only mortgage REITs tend to be a considerably safer bet during a rising interest rate environment. This would include Annaly Capital Management, which had $90.6 billion of its $101.8 billion in total assets invested in agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS) as of Dec. 31, 2017, as well as AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC), which had $54.8 billion of its $69.3 billion investment portfolio tied up in agency MBSs. Though agency MBSs pay less given that they’re protected from default, it allows Annaly Capital Management and AGNC Investment Corp. to lean on leverage to generate income. As of their most recent quarters, Annaly and AGNC sported respective leverage of 6.6-to-1 and 8.2-to-1. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AGNC Investment (NASDAQ:AGNC) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: VOC Energy Trust(VOC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Deutsche Bank AG reduced its position in VOC Energy Trust (NYSE:VOC) by 64.5% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 19,000 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after selling 34,500 shares during the period. Deutsche Bank AG’s holdings in VOC Energy Trust were worth $112,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Legacy Reserves LP(LGCY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Legacy Reserves LP Unit (NASDAQ:LGCY) EVP Kyle A. Mcgraw sold 176,957 shares of Legacy Reserves LP Unit stock in a transaction on Monday, September 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.68, for a total value of $828,158.76. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
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    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) rose 24.15 percent to close at $5.09. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) jumped 23.3 percent to close at $5.98 on Wednesday.
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    Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP) climbed 15.61 percent to close at $8.22. Oramed Pharma disclosed that its patent has been allowed in the US for oral administration of proteins.
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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Legacy Reserves LP Unit (NASDAQ:LGCY) – Equities researchers at Seaport Global Securities issued their Q3 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Legacy Reserves LP Unit in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, September 19th. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Kelly expects that the oil and gas producer will post earnings per share of $0.31 for the quarter. Seaport Global Securities has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for Legacy Reserves LP Unit’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.25 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.65 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.16 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.17 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.22 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.27 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $0.81 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.25 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.22 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.89 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ:LGCY) hit a new 52-week high and low on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $8.74 and last traded at $8.63, with a volume of 42189 shares. The stock had previously closed at $8.36.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ:LGCY) traded up 2.6% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $7.45 and last traded at $7.75. 42,406 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 92% from the average session volume of 501,679 shares. The stock had previously closed at $7.55.