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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019

The dividend stocks that investors like most do two things: They pay ample dividends to their shareholders, and they increase the amount that they pay consistently over time. The truly best dividend stocks go a step further, making dividend boosts a habit that investors can bank on year in and year out.

Once dividend stocks get a reputation for excellence, they generally like to keep it. It’s not a sure thing, but that desire to keep up their streaks should give Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT), and General Mills (NYSE:GIS) the incentive they need to reward their shareholders with a higher quarterly payout within the next month.

Banking on medical devices

Medical-device maker Medtronic has a strong reputation among dividend investors, and it has the longest streak of annual payout increases among these three stocks. The company currently yields 2.3%, and it’s made dividend hikes for 40 straight years. Last year’s dividend raise of 7% got paid out to shareholders in late July, with the company having announced the imminent increase on June 23. That pattern extends back for years, with declarations of higher dividends typically coming in mid- to late June.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Senior Housing Properties Trust(SNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Matthew Frankel, and Dan Caplinger]

    Retirees should favor companies that operate in stable industries and offer their shareholders a predictable stream of income. So which stocks in particular do we think can fulfill their needs? We asked a team of Motley Fool investors to weigh in, and they pickedSenior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH),Prologis(NYSE:PLD), and 3M (NYSE:MMM).

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Cabot Microelectronics Corporation(CCMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Cabot Microelectronics Co. (NASDAQ:CCMP) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $112.25.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Cabot Microelectronics Co. (NASDAQ:CCMP) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $114.80.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cabot Microelectronics (NASDAQ: CCMP) and Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and dividends.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Equifax, Inc.(EFX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Walmart is trying out a similar tactic with pork supply chains in China, but it’s far from the only company dipping its toe in the space. Other companies are testing blockchain’s potential for their logistics — everything from airplane parts, cargo shipments, medical records and even digital identities for refugees who lack official documents. Imagine no longer having a social security card, but a digital identity that couldn’t be hacked. We wouldn’t have to worry about data breaches like the recent one at Equifax (NYSE: EFX).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Traders sold shares of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) on strength during trading on Monday. $14.23 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $53.87 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $39.64 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Equifax had the 30th highest net out-flow for the day. Equifax traded up $1.29 for the day and closed at $128.53

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    Why Is Equifax (EFX) Down 3.4% Since its Last Earnings Report? (finance.yahoo.com) Equifax to Attend the Cowen 46th Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in New York City (finance.yahoo.com) Credit freezes will be free, thanks to banking deregulation law and Equifax changes (rssfeeds.usatoday.com) Equifax (EFX) Data Shows Private Label Credit Card Delinquency Rates Up 57 Basis Points, Highest Since 2011 (streetinsider.com) Equifax Inc. (EFX) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of Equifax traded up $0.55, hitting $115.21, during trading on Friday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The stock had a trading volume of 360,176 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,087,000. The firm has a market capitalization of $13.92 billion, a PE ratio of 19.30, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.44 and a beta of 0.94. The company has a current ratio of 0.60, a quick ratio of 0.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52. Equifax has a 12 month low of $89.59 and a 12 month high of $147.02.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. decreased its position in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 23.1% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 18,673 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 5,595 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Equifax were worth $2,200,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: The Rubicon Project, Inc.(RUBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    The Rubicon Project Inc (NYSE:RUBI) saw unusually-high trading volume on Wednesday . Approximately 1,541,600 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 150% from the previous session’s volume of 615,518 shares.The stock last traded at $3.22 and had previously closed at $2.90.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Rubicon Project (NYSE: RUBI) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Rubicon Project to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rubicon Project (NYSE:RUBI) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.(WMS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE: BAH) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $1.67 billion.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.5 per share on revenue of $396.17 million.
    Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ: LABL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.06 per share on revenue of $424.96 million.
    American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.15 per share on revenue of $382.4 million.
    The Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE: BNS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $5.46 billion.
    Jianpu Technology Inc. (NYSE: JT) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $47.51 million.
    Trans World Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: TWMC) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (NYSE: WMS) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $249.44 million.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.48 per share on revenue of $5.73 million.
    Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) is projected to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ: EVGN) is expected to report earnings for its first quarter.

     

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Advanced Drainage Systems (NYSE:WMS) had its target price hoisted by equities researchers at Robert W. Baird from $29.00 to $32.00 in a report issued on Wednesday. The firm currently has an “outperform” rating on the construction company’s stock. Robert W. Baird’s price target points to a potential upside of 10.15% from the company’s previous close.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: First BanCorp.(FBP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Press coverage about First BanCorp (NYSE:FBP) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media 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 one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First BanCorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.5369094230747 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 Logan Wallace]

    Prudential Financial Inc. lessened its position in First BanCorp (NYSE:FBP) by 16.5% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 906,869 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 179,820 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in First BanCorp were worth $5,459,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Advance Auto Parts Inc(AAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Advance Auto Parts (NYSE:AAP) – Equities researchers at Wedbush issued their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Advance Auto Parts in a research report issued on Tuesday, May 15th. Wedbush analyst S. Basham expects that the company will post earnings per share of $2.31 for the quarter. Wedbush has a “Buy” rating and a $130.00 price objective on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Advance Auto Parts’ Q2 2019 earnings at $2.20 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $2.02 EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at $1.42 EPS.

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    For the details of Richmond Hill Investment Co., LP’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Richmond+Hill+Investment+Co.%2C+LP

    These are the top 5 holdings of Richmond Hill Investment Co., LPGlobal Indemnity Ltd (GBLI) – 1,043,157 shares, 52.79% of the total portfolio. Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP (BWP) – 713,267 shares, 10.61% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 15.69%Post Holdings Inc (POST) – 85,288 shares, 9.47% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 112.95%Advance Auto Parts Inc (AAP) – 49,106 shares, 8.53% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 20.97%American International Group Inc (AIG.WS) – 320,761 shares, 7.71% of the

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    For the details of Richmond Hill Investment Co., LP’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Richmond+Hill+Investment+Co.%2C+LP

    These are the top 5 holdings of Richmond Hill Investment Co., LPGlobal Indemnity Ltd (GBLI) – 1,043,157 shares, 52.79% of the total portfolio. Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP (BWP) – 713,267 shares, 10.61% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 15.69%Post Holdings Inc (POST) – 85,288 shares, 9.47% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 112.95%Advance Auto Parts Inc (AAP) – 49,106 shares, 8.53% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 20.97%American International Group Inc (AIG.WS) – 320,761 shares, 7.71% of the

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Corning Incorporated(GLW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    Keeping in mind that Apple is valued at almost40 times the sizeof Corning, here’s how the two stack up.

    Company Cash Debt Free Cash Flow
    Corning (NYSE:GLW) $3.4 billion $4.8 billion $38 million
    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) $267 billion $101 billion $54 billion

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance. Cash includes short- and long-term investments. Free cash flow presented on trailing-12-month basis.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Back on December 5th of 2013, we added Corning (GLW) to our list around $16 and change. The stock ended up moving to a high of just over $25 per share early last year for roughly a 50% gain. Well, the stock has since come off again trading all the way back down to under $16 per share back in August of last year, before finding its way back up above $18 just yesterday. The context here is two-fold. First, the valuation metrics for GLW are once again suggesting another undervalued opportunity for a Company that is the clear leader in specialty glass and ceramics.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    After enjoying a spectacular 2017, shares of Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) have struggled in the first half of 2018, declining almost 11% year to date. At first glance, this fall is more than understandable: The company has suffered two consecutive quarters of earnings losses and, last quarter, even showed negative free cash flow. However, once investors look under the hood, they can see that some of these concerns might be overblown, and that several catalysts could propel the shares higher in the years to come.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Integrated Electrical Services Inc.(IESC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Gendell Jeffrey L decreased its stake in shares of IES Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:IESC) by 0.3% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 12,319,064 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 36,081 shares during the period. IES comprises 21.0% of Gendell Jeffrey L’s portfolio, making the stock its largest holding. Gendell Jeffrey L owned about 0.58% of IES worth $186,634,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation(SNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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    China Petroleum & Chemical (SNP) and Statoil (STO) Critical Analysis (americanbankingnews.com) Sinopec to Import Record Crude Volumes From United States (finance.yahoo.com) Read This Before Buying China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (HKG:386) For Its Upcoming $0.4 Dividend (finance.yahoo.com) Chevron (CVX) vs. Sinopec (SNP) Financial Analysis (americanbankingnews.com) Sinopec (SNP) Plans $4.57 Semi-Annual Dividend (americanbankingnews.com)

    China Petroleum & Chemical traded down $5.56, hitting $94.22, during trading on Thursday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The company had a trading volume of 254,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 190,689. The stock has a market capitalization of $125.83 billion, a PE ratio of 16.92, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.83 and a beta of 1.29. China Petroleum & Chemical has a 1-year low of $69.60 and a 1-year high of $105.61. The company has a quick ratio of 0.62, a current ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News headlines about Sinopec (NYSE:SNP) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative 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 negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sinopec earned a coverage optimism score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.9265677546286 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sinopec (NYSE:SNP) announced a Semi-Annual dividend on Wednesday, March 28th, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Friday, May 25th will be paid a dividend of 4.568 per share by the oil and gas company on Thursday, June 21st. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 24th.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019

On the lookout for safe dividends? (Who isn’t, right?)

These days, you generally have three options: large-cap stocks with long dividend histories, municipal bonds and US Treasuries.

Treasuries are considered the safest of that group, and large-cap stocks the riskiest, but they’re still much safer than plenty of other investments, such as small caps and junk bonds.

I’ll show you two low-risk investments that are great buys now in a moment. But first, I want to tell you why recent events have called the safety of some of the options I just named into question.

Let’s start by looking at the following chart:

“Safe” Assets Turn Volatile

First, note how the iShares S&P National AMT-Free Municipal Bond Fund (MUB), a good proxy for municipal bonds as a whole, is the least volatile of the three funds shown above. But right now, it faces a steep downturn relative to its earlier stability.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.(GSBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Netease.com Inc.(NTES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Many Chinese growth stocks have started bouncing back, but the same can’t be said aboutNetEase (NASDAQ:NTES). The Chinese online gaming pioneer hit another 52-week low earlier this month, and it’s trading nearly 30% below the all-time highs it hit late last year.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Investors in NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES) have generally seen their company benefit from a strong environment in the Chinese video game industry. Impressive growth in revenue and profits in past years helped fuel impressive gains for NetEase shares, and the appetite for more from consumers in China and elsewhere has seemed insatiable. Yet in every growth stock’s experience, a company eventually starts to face challenges in sustaining growth, and the key question becomes what that company does to restart its growth engines.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News articles about NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 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. NetEase earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.5808045346287 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Chinese online media giant NetEase Inc. (NASDAQ:NTES) is hardly the talk of the town.Sporting a $30 billion market cap, NetEase works in a consumer-facing industry, and share prices have bounced between $222 and $378 over the last year. And these are the hallmarks of the market’s most-discussed tickers.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Over the years, NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES) has made the most of the opportunities presented by China’s mobile and online gaming market, and has also diversified into fast-growing verticals like ecommerce to supercharge its prospects. Not surprisingly, NetEase investors have been a happy lot, as their investment in the Chinese internet specialist has experienced fivestraight years of double-digit percentage gains.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Internationa Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.(IFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE: IFF) and Westlake Chemical (NYSE:WLKP) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF) was downgraded by research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $14.34 billion before the opening bell. Sysco shares rose 0.18 percent to close at $62.29 on Friday.
    Analysts expect Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $9.89 billion before the opening bell. Tyson shares rose 1.39 percent to close at $66.97 on Friday.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter and agreed to acquire Frutarom for $7.1 billion. International Flavors shares dropped 5.03 percent to $135.00 in pre-market trading.
    Before the opening bell, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE: LPX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $692.63 million. Louisiana-Pacific shares gained 2.09 percent to close at $28.32 on Friday.
    Analysts are expecting Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NYSE: WLTW) to have earned $3.01 per share on revenue of $2.23 billion in the latest quarter. Willis Towers Watson will release earnings before the markets open. Willis Towers Watson shares gained 0.98 percent to close at $148.91 on Friday.

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Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Senior Housing Properties Trust(SNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Matthew Frankel, and Dan Caplinger]

    Retirees should favor companies that operate in stable industries and offer their shareholders a predictable stream of income. So which stocks in particular do we think can fulfill their needs? We asked a team of Motley Fool investors to weigh in, and they pickedSenior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH),Prologis(NYSE:PLD), and 3M (NYSE:MMM).

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Select Medical Holdings Corporation(SEM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Select Medical (SEM)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Select Medical Holdings Co. (NYSE:SEM) insider Scott A. Romberger sold 5,000 shares of Select Medical stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.63, for a total transaction of $93,150.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 158,485 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,952,575.55. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Select Medical Holdings Co. (NYSE:SEM) Chairman Robert A. Ortenzio sold 21,052 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.52, for a total value of $389,883.04. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now directly owns 6,789,748 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $125,746,132.96. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Terra Nitrogen Company L.P.(TNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Evogene (NASDAQ: EVGN) and Terra Nitrogen (NYSE:TNH) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Terra Nitrogen (NYSE:TNH) have been trending somewhat negative this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Terra Nitrogen earned a news impact score of -0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.8553415416776 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: ServiceNow, Inc.(NOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael A. Robinson]

    With that in mind, let’s look closer at ServiceNow Inc. (Nasdaq: NOW)…

    The company formed in San Diego in 2004 when a group of techies and surfers banded together with a simple mission. They wanted to make the complex and all-consuming tasks of running an IT department easy to manage from the cloud.

  • [By ]

    Cramer said he’ll be listening to Tyson Foods (TSN) on Monday, but with rising input costs, the bears are likely to keep winning in the short-term. On a positive note, Service Now (NOW) will be holding an analyst day, which will be sure to ignite the cloud stocks.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment of the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill and senior Fool analysts Jason Moser, David Kretzmann, and Jeff Fischer respond to a listener from across the pond who is feeling enthusiastic about ServiceNow(NYSE:NOW)and wants their views on the growing company and its enterprise software peers. They weigh in on the investment thesis.

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    In addition, Corvex Management’s Keith Meister reported owning new significant stakes in Intercontinental Exchange Inc. ( (ICE) ), Microsoft Corp.  (MSFT) , Monsanto Co. (MON) , Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) , Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM) and Servicenow Inc. (NOW)

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    But Amazon and Facebook aren’t even the cheapest of the FANG stocks. That honor goes to Alphabet, another Cramer favorite. He also noted strong earnings from cloud king Service Now (NOW) , up 4.5%, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) , up 13.7% and Intel (INTC) .

  • [By ]

    But Netflix signifies more than just great content, it’s also a beacon for the rapid adoption of the cloud. Netflix is built on the back of Amazon’s web services and also cloud infrastructure from Google. Amazon rallies 4.3% today, while Google was up 3.1%. All of this is good news for a host of other cloud names, Cramer said, including Red Hat (RHT) , ServiceNOW (NOW) , Splunk (SPLK) and Workday (WDAY) .

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Enphase Energy, Inc.(ENPH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of microinverter Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH) jumped as much as 38.4% in trading Wednesday after the company announced an important acquisition of SunPower’s (NASDAQ:SPWR) microinverter business. Shares held steady with their gains throughout the day and were up 34% at 11:50 a.m. EDT.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of micro-inverter manufacturer Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH) rose as much as 14% in trading Wednesday as investors continued to see a bright future for the company. Shares lost some of their steam late in the day, but were still up 8.1% at 1:50 p.m. EDT.

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    This direct current (DC) optimized inverter system maximizes power generation at the individual PV module level while lowering the cost of energy produced by the solar PV system. SolarEdge’s patented inverter is not only best in class, but also contains an energy storage unit and/or charger, which differentiates it from its main competitor, Enphase energy (Nasdaq: ENPH).

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation(BMTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bryn Mawr Bank Corp. (NASDAQ:BMTC) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $48.00 and last traded at $48.20, with a volume of 762 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $47.85.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Bryn Mawr Bank (BMTC)

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Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2019: Aegion Corp(AEGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    LSV Asset Management decreased its position in Aegion Corp (NASDAQ:AEGN) by 5.7% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 108,700 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 6,600 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management’s holdings in Aegion were worth $2,490,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Aegion (NASDAQ:AEGN) was upgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now

Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board decreased its stake in Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE:BHGE) by 72.5% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 18,305 shares of the company’s stock after selling 48,206 shares during the period. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board’s holdings in Baker Hughes, a GE were worth $508,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its stake in Baker Hughes, a GE by 1,238.4% during the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 2,124,540 shares of the company’s stock worth $67,220,000 after buying an additional 1,965,800 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in Baker Hughes, a GE by 5.5% during the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 30,916,382 shares of the company’s stock worth $978,192,000 after buying an additional 1,618,832 shares in the last quarter. Ceredex Value Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Baker Hughes, a GE during the first quarter worth $36,831,000. American Century Companies Inc. boosted its stake in Baker Hughes, a GE by 15.2% during the first quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 8,938,740 shares of the company’s stock worth $248,229,000 after buying an additional 1,176,328 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Becker Capital Management Inc. acquired a new stake in Baker Hughes, a GE during the first quarter worth $22,165,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 94.77% of the company’s stock.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc.(ATRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall, George Budwell, and Chuck Saletta]

    In order to help you get started, we asked three real-world investors who also write for The Motley Fool to put forth their best “buy now” growth stock ideas, and they came up with high-growth home builderLGI Homes Inc(NASDAQ:LGIH),return-to-growth restaurant chainChipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.(NYSE:CMG), and upstart immunotherapy developerAtara BioTherapeutics Inc(NASDAQ:ATRA).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rhumbline Advisers boosted its position in shares of Atara Biotherapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ATRA) by 23.4% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 33,565 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,363 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers’ holdings in Atara Biotherapeutics were worth $1,309,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    There are more small-cap biotech stocks than any investor can realistically keep up with. But three stocks I think you’ll want to keep on your radar areAbeona Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ABEO), Atara Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ:ATRA), and Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX). Here’s why these small-cap biotech stocks are worth monitoring closely.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Atara Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ:ATRA) had its price target decreased by Citigroup from $25.00 to $23.00 in a report released on Monday. Citigroup currently has a sell rating on the biotechnology company’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Atara Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ:ATRA) Director Matthew K. Fust sold 12,286 shares of Atara Biotherapeutics stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.57, for a total value of $535,301.02. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 19,820 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $863,557.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Atara Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ:ATRA) SVP Derrell Porter sold 1,544 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.15, for a total value of $61,991.60. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 12,500 shares in the company, valued at $501,875. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Agenus Inc.(AGEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN) dropped 9.8% during trading on Monday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The stock traded as low as $3.30 and last traded at $3.32. Approximately 2,421,286 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 53% from the average daily volume of 1,586,724 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.68.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Attention bargain shoppers: There could be some deals in aisle biotech.Agenus Inc.(NASDAQ:AGEN)andRegeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN) dished out some disappointing losses in recent months, but the market’s reaction to recent events seems a bit overdone.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN) shares traded up 5.6% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $3.44 and last traded at $3.60. 39,070 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 97% from the average session volume of 1,431,827 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.41.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    Agenus Inc. (AGEN): Stock Have a Latest Story: (bitcoinpriceupdate.review) P/E and PEG Value Under Consideration Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN) (nasdaqjournal.com) Sizzling Spotlight- Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS), Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN), The Hartford Financial Services … (journalfinance.net) Checking on Key Pivot Levels for Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN): Woodie Pivot at 3.175 (stocknewscaller.com) Watch List Stock Agenus Inc. (AGEN) (stockmarketstop.com)

    Shares of AGEN traded down $0.10 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $2.70. 6,890,759 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,149,867. The firm has a market capitalization of $280.80 million, a P/E ratio of -2.20 and a beta of 1.70. Agenus has a 12-month low of $2.70 and a 12-month high of $6.19. The company has a current ratio of 2.16, a quick ratio of 2.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -0.11.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Harnessing the power of the immune system to fight cancer is a big deal and Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN) looks like a great way to follow the trend. This stock trades like a small-cap biotech, but a couple of candidates coming through its pipeline could help push annual revenue past the $1 billion mark. Plus, by this time next year, the company could have half a dozen or so new candidates in clinical trials.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Banco Santander, S.A.(SAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. lifted its holdings in Santander Group (NYSE:SAN) by 32.6% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 45,610 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 11,224 shares during the period. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc.’s holdings in Santander Group were worth $299,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    The real measure of blockchain’s game-changing potential has been the sheer number of projects and partnerships being conducted by big businesses and global organizations. For instance, the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), the world’s largest open-source blockchain initiative, is now over 250 members. In fact, one of the EEA’s founding members, Spanish banking giant Banco Santander (NYSE:SAN), looks to be among the most willing adopters of blockchain technology within the financial sector.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) fell 13.2 percent to $10.95 in pre-market trading after dropping 1.33 percent on Friday.
    Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE: SAN) shares fell 8.7 percent to $5.33 in pre-market trading after declining 2.83 percent on Friday.
    Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) fell 8 percent to $32.75 in the pre-market trading session.
    AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE: AER) shares fell 7.4 percent to $51.17 in pre-market trading.
    Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: INO) fell 7.4 percent to $4.54 in pre-market trading.
    Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) fell 7 percent to $31.83 in pre-market trading.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares fell 6.5 percent to $30.29 in pre-market trading after dropping 10.60 percent on Friday.
    Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOAN) fell 6.2 percent to $6.85 in pre-market trading.
    RedHill Biopharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: RDHL) fell 6 percent to $6.67 in pre-market trading.
    QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE: QEP) shares fell 5.8 percent to $11.45 in pre-market trading after dropping 6.75 percent on Friday.
    Noah Holdings Limited (NYSE: NOAH) fell 5.5 percent to $61.53 in pre-market trading.
    CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI) shares fell 5.2 percent to $11.70 in pre-market trading

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Santander Group (BME:SAN) received a €5.00 ($5.81) price target from stock analysts at Citigroup in a research note issued on Tuesday. The firm presently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. Citigroup’s price objective would indicate a potential downside of 8.09% from the company’s current price.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.(CALM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News headlines about Cal-Maine Foods (NASDAQ:CALM) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cal-Maine Foods earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.5279430715424 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cal-Maine Foods Inc (NASDAQ:CALM) reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $52.15 and last traded at $52.25, with a volume of 5956 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $51.05.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Senior Housing Properties Trust(SNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Matthew Frankel, and Dan Caplinger]

    Retirees should favor companies that operate in stable industries and offer their shareholders a predictable stream of income. So which stocks in particular do we think can fulfill their needs? We asked a team of Motley Fool investors to weigh in, and they pickedSenior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH),Prologis(NYSE:PLD), and 3M (NYSE:MMM).

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: NewMarket Corporation(NEU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Neumark (CURRENCY:NEU) traded down 1.5% against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 10:00 AM E.T. on June 8th. In the last seven days, Neumark has traded up 3.6% against the U.S. dollar. One Neumark token can now be purchased for about $0.39 or 0.00005083 BTC on popular exchanges including EtherDelta (ForkDelta), YoBit, Liqui and HitBTC. Neumark has a total market cap of $11.07 million and approximately $118,143.00 worth of Neumark was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Financial Institutions Inc.(FISI)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd.(MTSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about MER Telemanagement Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSL) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MER Telemanagement Solutions earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the technology company an impact score of 45.5243579518781 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Xerox Corporation(XRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Natural Health Trends Corp (NASDAQ: NHTC) fell 7.8 percent to $19.80 in pre-market trading after rising 1.46 percent on Friday.
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) shares fell 6.6 percent to $11.41 in pre-market trading after climbing 4.18 percent on Friday.
    Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE: QHC) shares fell 6.2 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after tumbling 11.45 percent on Friday.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) fell 6.1 percent to $7.31 in pre-market trading after declining 3.35 percent on Friday.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) fell 5.6 percent to $28.30 in pre-market trading.
    Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVFM) fell 5.3 percent to $6.06 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.73 percent on Friday.
    Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) shares fell 5.2 percent to $28.60 in pre-market trading. Xerox terminated its transaction agreement with Fujifilm and entered into a new agreement with Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason. JP Morgan downgraded Xerox from Overweight to Neutral.
    Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) fell 5.2 percent to $7.02 in pre-market trading. Cellcom is expected to release Q1 results on May 30, 2018.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) fell 4.5 percent to $74 in pre-market trading.
    Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: NBRV) shares fell 4 percent to $4.66 in pre-market trading

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    Warren Buffett has reportedly purchased 75 million more shares of Apple (AAPL) .  Xerox (XRX) said its board & management team will remain in place after a settlement with Carl Icahn & Darwin Deason expired. Twitter (TWTR) has told all users they should change their passwords. U.S. stock futures pointed lower ahead of the U.S. jobs report. Join Jim Cramer on May 5 in New York City for an exclusive investing boot camp. Secure your spot here.

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  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) reversed course and said its CEO would stay after a battle thatcost him his job. According to CNBC:

    Xerox Corp said on Thursday its current board and management team, which included Chief Executive Jeff Jacobson, will stay, after a settlement agreement it had reached with dissenting shareholders to oust them expired.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Pressure from investors may trigger the sale of Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX). According to The Wall Street Journal:

    Xerox Corp.s first- and third-biggest investors, billionaires Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason, have formed an alliance and plan to encourage the printer and copier giant to explore a potential sale, according to people familiar with the matter.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Plug Power Inc.(PLUG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG) saw short interest tick down 0.2% to 36.47 million shares. The number of days to cover rose from seven to eight and about 17.3% of the company’s shares were short. In the two weeks that ended May 31, the share price tumbled 12.8%. The stock’s 52-week range has been $1.53 to $3.21 and shares closed Monday at $1.93, a rise of about 2.1% for the day.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) certainly acted that way following the release of the company’s first-quarter 2018 operating results. Year-over-year revenue growth of 91% is pretty difficult to argue with, and management thinks second-quarter 2018 sales will grow by at least 60% from the prior-year period. All in all, it’s shaping up to be a great year for top-line growth.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    That much becomes clear after taking a look at fuel cell stocks Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) and Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDP). The companies generated just $235 million in revenue combined last year. While that would seem to indicate that the technology has a ways to go, a closer look shows both companies are on an upward trajectory as they position to exploit decarbonization trends. It also reveals two different growth strategies.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of FuelCell Energy severely underperforming whilesmall cap alternative energy or fuel cell stocks like Ballard Power Systems Inc (NASDAQ: BLDP), Hydrogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HYGS) and Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ: PLUG) all peaked in 2014 with some of them showing signs of stabilization andsomepositive growth last year:

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Facebook opened more than 8 percent higher a day after reporting better-than-expected first quarter earnings.

Shares opened at $173.22 Thursday after closing Wednesday below $160. That puts Facebook on pace for it’s best day since January 2016.

Facebook beat on both the top and bottom lines, quelling concerns about a diminishing user base and margin compression at least for now.

Facebook has been battling reports of online abuse, government probes and concerns around user privacy.

The company’s stock has lost tens of billions of dollars in shareholder value since initial reports of massive data mishandling by research firm Cambridge Analytica.

Hot Value Stocks To Own For 2018: iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index Fund(IBB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Keith Speights, and Sean Williams]

    The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB)– which is an exchange-traded fund that holds nearly 200 biotech stocks — has drastically underperformed the S&P 500 over the last three years. That fact suggests that there are bargains to be found in the biotech space.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    After eking out a modest gain in the week ended April 27, the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (ETF) (NASDAQ: IBB) pulled back this week amid some not-so-encouraging earnings reports and negative regulatory decisions: Link

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    The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE:XBI) a good measure of small-cap biotech stocks gained almost 6% yesterday. Meanwhile, the large-cap iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) jumped almost 4%. The biotech buying frenzy helped lift the Nasdaq Composite to a gain of almost 1% in Mondays session.

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    October was not kind to the biggest names in biotech. While smaller, more speculative biotech names consolidated, the big kids fell off a cliff. The biotech slide accelerated midway through the month, with both the large-cap iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) and the smaller SPDR S&P Biotech ETF slipping more than 5%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Biotech stocks had a big day, with theiShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) jumping 2.8%. The broad technology sector slipped, and theTechnology Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLK)lost 0.1%.

Hot Value Stocks To Own For 2018: Sound Financial Bancorp, Inc.(SFBC)

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Stilwell Value LLCOFG Bancorp (OFG) – 1,614,868 shares, 14.1% of the total portfolio. Kingsway Financial Services Inc (KFS) – 3,780,889 shares, 12.63% of the total portfolio. HopFed Bancorp Inc (HFBC) – 627,128 shares, 7.62% of the total portfolio. Alcentra Capital Corp (ABDC) – 1,251,324 shares, 7.27% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 20.66%Sound Financial Bancorp Inc (SFBC) – 228,600 shares, 7.02% of th

Hot Value Stocks To Own For 2018: Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated(RGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Prudential (NYSE: PUK) and Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE:RGA) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Westpac Banking Corp grew its holdings in shares of Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE:RGA) by 96.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 9,188 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,516 shares during the period. Westpac Banking Corp’s holdings in Reinsurance Group of America were worth $1,415,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    RGA has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Wells Fargo restated a “market perform” rating and issued a $160.00 price target (up previously from $150.00) on shares of Reinsurance Group of America in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. UBS initiated coverage on Reinsurance Group of America in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $168.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Reinsurance Group of America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, March 12th. Morgan Stanley reduced their price target on Reinsurance Group of America from $138.00 to $135.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group initiated coverage on Reinsurance Group of America in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $164.00 price target for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $159.78.

Hot Value Stocks To Own For 2018: Senior Housing Properties Trust(SNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Matthew Frankel, and Dan Caplinger]

    Retirees should favor companies that operate in stable industries and offer their shareholders a predictable stream of income. So which stocks in particular do we think can fulfill their needs? We asked a team of Motley Fool investors to weigh in, and they pickedSenior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH),Prologis(NYSE:PLD), and 3M (NYSE:MMM).

Hot Value Stocks To Own For 2018: Acacia Communications, Inc. (ACIA)

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    Until it’s lifted, the ban stands to impact everyone from optical component/module suppliers such as Acacia Communications (ACIA)  and Oclaro to telecom/networking chip suppliers such as Cavium (CAVM)  and Xilinx (XLNX) to mobile chip suppliers such as Qualcomm (QCOM)  and Skyworks (SWKS) . Some of the damage will, of course, be offset by share losses ZTE is likely to see on account of the ban. This could particularly hold for mobile suppliers, given that the ban could prevent ZTE from shipping phones running Alphabet/Google’s (GOOGL) version of Android.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    That ban would cripple China’s 5G expansion efforts, since ZTE needs components from American companies like Acacia Communications (NASDAQ:ACIA) and Qualcomm. ZTE uses Acacia’s fiber optic components in its infrastructure upgrades, and Qualcomm’s SoCs in its smartphones.

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    Just because the daily rhetoric about trade wars with China is dwindling, it doesn’t mean there aren’t still a lot of companies that could be caught in the crossfire. Cramer said this week’s collapse of Acacia Communications (ACIA) could be the first of many volleys in the escalating trade battle.

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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.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018

The U.S. Commerce Department backed Boeing in its challenge to Bombardier, recommending an enormous tariff on sales of Bombardier’s C Series jetliner, a major blow to the Canadian plane maker.

The initial ruling by the International Trade Commission, an arm of the Commerce Department, recommends a 219.63% tariff on the delivery of each airliner, according to a person briefed on the ITC’s findings.

Boeing (BA), America’s largest exporter and sole U.S. producer of commercial airliners, is suing Bombardier. At issue is whether Bombardier received financial backing from the Canadian government that allowed the plane maker to stay afloat and sell to Delta for what Boeing alleges were “absurdly low prices.”

“The U.S. values its relationships with Canada, but even our closest allies must play by the rules,” said Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in a statement. “The subsidization of goods by foreign governments is something that the Trump Administration takes very seriously, and we will continue to evaluate and verify the accuracy of this preliminary determination.”

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A.(GOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Yet some stocks didn’t participate in the rally, instead contending with negative news of their own. Zoe’s Kitchen (NYSE:ZOES), GOL Lineas Aereas Inteligentes (NYSE:GOL), and Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRPT) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA (ADR) (NYSE: GOL) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.73 per share on revenue of $705.31 million.

    Caretrust REIT Inc (NASDAQ: CTRE) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $22.21 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Regional Airlines: The industry dropped 1.9 percent by 11:00 am. The worst performer in this industry was Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA (ADR) (NYSE: GOL), which declined 5.8 percent.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: General Growth Properties, Inc.(GGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    GGP Inc. (NYSE: GGP) posted a new 52-week low of $22.12 on Wednesday, down about 2.2% compared with Tuesday’s closing price of $22.61. The stock’s 52-week high is $32.10. Volume of around 4 million shares was about 20% below the daily average of around 5 million shares. The retail REIT had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Rounding out the top 10 in terms of total installed solar PV capacity are Prologis Inc. (NYSE: PLD) with 108 MWs of installed capacity, Apple Inc.(NASDAQ: AAPL with 94 MWs, Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) with 51 MWs, Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE: KSS) with 50 MWs, IKEA with 44 MWs, Macy’s Incl. (NYSE: M) with 39 MWs, General Growth Properties Inc. (NYSE: GGP) with 30 MWs, and tied with 23 MWs, Hartz Mountain and Bed, Bath and Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    GGP Inc. (NYSE: GGP) posted a new 52-week low of $21.05 on Wednesday, down about 8.6% from Tuesday’s closing price of $23.04. The stock’s 52-week high is $31.35. Volume totaled around 17 million shares, well over double the daily average of around 6.5 million. The REIT missed revenue estimates this morning.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    GGP Inc. (NYSE: GGP) posted a new 52-week low of $21.05 on Monday, down 1.5% compared with Friday’s closing price of $21.37. The stock’s 52-week high is $32.10. Volume of around 13 million shares was more than double the daily average of around 5.3 million shares. The company slipped after announcing earnings this morning but is on a pace to close the day up more than 4.5%.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was GGP Inc. (NYSE: GGP) which rose about 17% to $22.21. The stocks 52-week range is $18.83 to $27.10. Volume was about51 million compared to its average volume of 5.7 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was GGP Inc. (NYSE: GGP) which jumped about 4.7% to $22.62. The stocks 52-week range is $21.05 to $32.10. Volume was roughly 14.5 million which is above the daily average of around 5.3 million shares.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Fossil Inc.(FOSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    After running through their scenarios,Boruchow comes up with five losers from Trump’s tax plans: Carters (CRI), Urban Outfitters (URBN), Under Armour (UA), Fossil Group (FOSL) and Gap (GPS). He explains why:

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Wearable devices are quickly becoming mainstream technology, with smartwatches and fitness trackers leading the way. You’d never know that based on the performance of traditional watchmaker Fossil Group (NASDAQ:FOSL) as the company is struggling to adapt to the changing times.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Fossil is in deep trouble: As mentioned earlier in the week, Fossil (FOSL) came out with more big plans for the smartwatch market at Basel World. Unfortunately, as TheStreet reported, the company is fighting an uphill battle with Apple and could be in big trouble. 

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Daimler AG (DDAIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Rosevear]

    So without further ado, let’s take a closer look at the three: General Motors (NYSE:GM), Daimler AG (NASDAQOTH:DDAIF), and Delphi Automotive (NYSE:DLPH).

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Through an alliance and investment in Nissan in 1999 Renault currently holds 43% of Japanese car manufacturer Nissan. Since 1999 Nissan has performed well and currently Nissan is worth $43B. Nissan is attractively valued with a P/E of 6.9 a P/B of 0.92 and P/S of 0.41 and a dividend yield of 4.2%. Renault’s stake of 43% in Nissan is worth ($43*0.43=) $18.5B. This means that the other operations of Renault including its 73.3% stake in leading Russian car manufacturer AutoVaz and 1.55% stake in Daimler are valued at only $8.5B. The market value of AutoVaz is $644M which means Renaults stake is worth approximately $472M. Daimler (OTCPK:DDAIF) is worth $77.4B which leads to a value of 1.2B for the 1.55% piece owned by Renault.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Companies like Volvo (OTCPK:VOLVY), General Motors (NYSE:GM), Suzuki (OTCPK:SZKMF), Mercedes (OTCPK:DDAIF), and Ford (NYSE:F) are all using the small Swedish company’s tech. The most prominent use for zForce is in the dashboard infotainment center, but it’s also being used as gesture control for closing the tailgate or opening a door and even in using the steering wheel.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Daimler-Mercedes (OTCPK:DDAIF)

    The Wall Street Journal reported that, “Daimler plans to unveil an electric concept car at (next month’s) Paris Auto show. Leaks suggest this will be accompanied by bullish plans to release at least six electric cars”. Of course, Daimler is already quite advanced in EVs with its partnership in China with BYD. As I write this, the Paris Auto show has begun, where “Daimler Mercedes-Benz unveiled a battery-powered sport-utility vehicle, a direct competitor to Tesla’s Model X, which will have a range of 310 miles on a single charge and is slated to launch in 2020. The vehicle will be part of a new sub-brand of Mercedes called EQ”.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Other manufacturers are also planning to produce and sell all-electric trucks by the end of the current decade – Reuters reports that Navistar International Corp. (NYSE:NAV) and Volkswagen AG’s (OTCPK:VLKAF) Truck and Bus are working together to launch an electric medium duty truck by late 2019, while rival Daimler AG (OTCPK:DDAIF) has delivered the first of a smaller range of electric trucks to customers in New York. These are designed for shorter ranges than the Tesla semi but will likely see expanded ranges as battery technology advances.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Apart from the locals, the global competitors have also made some quick moves to make their presence felt in China. According to Reuters, Volkswagen (OTCPK:VLKAY) has recently signed a preliminary deal to set up a joint venture with China-based Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC) for making electric vehicles. However, the deal has enough hurdles in its path. Also, Daimler (OTCPK:DDAIY) (OTCPK:DDAIF) is also readying some electric cars for China under the Mercedes-Benz brand.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: H&R Block, Inc.(HRB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    H&R Block Inc.s (NYSE: HRB) latest quarterly earnings report is expected after Tuesday’s close. The consensus estimates call for a net loss of $0.62 in per share and $129.07 million in revenue. Shares closed trading most recently at $29.71, in a 52-week range of $19.85 to $31.80. The consensus price target is $27.67.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB) is hoping to change all that. This year, it’s partnering with IBM’s (NYSE:IBM) Watson to bring the capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) to tax return preparation. This would seem a natural fit for theJeopardy!-winning supercomputer.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    H & R Block Inc (NYSE: HRB) was down, falling around 14 percent to $20.42 as the company reported a disappointing tax season. The company announced plans to lower 13 percent of its workforce. Oppenheimer downgraded H&R Block from Outperform to Perform.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    H&R Block (HRB) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after reporting better than expected earnings and sales.

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    H&R Block gained 15% to $23.95 today, while the S&P 500 fell 0.2% to 2,362.98.

    Barrington Research’s Alexander Paris andChris Howe write that “early tax season results [are] encouraging” for H&R Block. They explain why:

    Managements long-term goal is to grow clients in both the Assisted and DDIY categories. While it will not grow clients in tax season 2017, management expects to significantly reduce client losses. Its approach to tax season 2017 includes changes in all customer facing areas of the business, including its sales and service model, promotion pricing and products (its Refund Advance product, free federal 1040EZ in its offices and free federal 1040EZ/1040A and state filing DDIY offering), and marketing. Through the first half of the tax season, H&R Blocks client volumes have improved and the company is achieving share gains in both the Assisted and DDIY categories. In total, the IRS reported a decline in e-files of 10% through February 24 compared to HRBs decline of 7%. In the Assisted category, HRB outperformed the industry with a decline of 8% compared to the IRS reported decline of 13%. In the DDIY category, HRB outperformed the industry with a decline of 5% compared to the IRS reported decline of 8%. While overall industry and HRB volume is expected to improve in the second half of the tax season, HRBs performance relative to the industry is expected to moderate as its Free Federal 1040EZ and Refund Advance promotions ended February 28.

    H&R Block’s market capitalization rose to $5 billion today from $4.3 billion yesterday.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    H&R Block (HRB) has climbed 3.1% to $22.20 after beating earnings forecasts by a penny and hiking its dividend.

    Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) has gained 1.2% to $5.16 after getting upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Macquarie.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Shares of H & R Block Inc (NYSE: HRB) surged over 12 percent on Friday as the company reported better-than-expected results for its fourth quarter and lifted its quarterly dividend to $0.22 per share. H & R Block shares gained 0.29 percent to $24.30 in the after-hours trading session.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Senior Housing Properties Trust(SNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Healthcare real estate is just as defensive of an investment as net-lease retail, and has even more growth potential in the years ahead. One beaten-down healthcare REIT that I have my eye on in 2017 is Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH).

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Veeva Systems Inc.(VEEV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights, Brian Stoffel, and George Budwell]

    Healthcare is changing rapidly. Which companies will emerge as the huge winners with these major changes? We asked three of our healthcare contributors to weigh in on the subject. Here’s whyAbbVie (NYSE:ABBV),Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), and Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) could represent bold bets on the future of healthcare.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Mid cap global life sciencescloud-based software solutions stock Veeva Systems Inc (NYSE: VEEV) reported fiscal Q1 2018 earnings after the market closed yesterday with earningsbeating expectations. Total revenuesincreased 32% to$157.9 million as subscription services revenues rose 33% to $127.3 million whilenet incomeincreased 57% to $36.0million. The CEO commented:

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    Last week, management at Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) reported earnings that investors have become accustomed to. In fact, shareholders have been downright spoiled: both the top and bottom lines came in ahead of expectations; annual sales growth from Veeva’s non-CRM division came in at a blistering 113%.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    To say that Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) has performed well as a publicly traded company would be an understatement. While the stock itself is actually down since its post-IPO days, the company’s fundamentals have vastly improved during that time frame.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggested mid cap global life sciencescloud-based software solutions stock Veeva Systems Inc (NYSE: VEEV) as a bullish long trade for investors who have patience:

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    HR and payroll specialist Paycom Software (NYSE:PAYC), mortgage software provider Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI), and cloud computing king for drug companies Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) are the three best software companies you could buy in 2017. They share three key traits that any investor can love: high switching costs, blazing growth rates, and founders or CEOs with lots of skin in the game.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: SodaStream International Ltd.(SODA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

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

  • [By Peter Graham]

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

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

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

  • [By Peter Graham]

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

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: H&E Equipment Services Inc.(HEES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of United Rentalsgiving a similar performance and pulling away fromsmall cap peer H&E Equipment Services, Inc (NASDAQ: HEES):

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Natural Gas(NG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By James E. Brumley]

    When an investor thinks of Canadian gold mining stocks, NovaGold Resources Inc. (USA) (NYSEMKT:NG) and Yamana Gold Inc. (USA) (NYSE:AUY) are often the first names to come to mind. And well they should. Yamana Gold is a $2.5 billion giant, and NovaGold Resources seems to have been around forever.

    Those two icons aren’t the only way to tap into Canada’s sizeable gold mining industry though. There’s a small, up-and-coming player called Taranis Resources Inc. (OTCMKTS:TNREF, TSX:TRO) that could end up becoming another key fixture of the country’s mining landscape.

    Taranis develops mineral deposits into mine-ready projects. Its primary project right now — and it’s enough to keep the company plenty busy for the next several years — is the Thor property located near Trout Lake, British Columbia. NI 43-101 resource reports (indicated and inferred)suggest Thor contains 6.9 million ounces of silver, 35,000 ounces gold, 57 million pounds of lead, 79.4 million pounds of zinc and 3.3 Million pounds of copper (roughly a 14 million ounce silver equivalent (“AgEq”) deposit*) laying in wait in a way that lends itself to the establishment of a low-cost, open pit mining operation. That’s roughly $300 million worth of marketable metals, and the estimates have been steadily getting bigger as Tanaris does more survey work.

    And 2017 could be a real breakout year for Taranis, as a lot of the work that’s been done to date starts to mean something. It’s got big exploration plans for this year… this spring/summer to be exact.

    The Phase 1 program was completed in September of last year, setting the stage for a more defined and much bigger Phase 2 definition-drilling within the next several weeks. This Phase 2 definition drilling slated for the middle of this year will drill down to between 6000 m and 10,000 m.

    These so-called first generation target areas are generally well understood areas based on sound geological information includ

  • [By William Romov]

    Over the last year, the number of short positions on gold stocks has fallen. One of these stocks is a Canadian gold mining company called NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSE: NG). In the last 12 months, the volume of short bets on the stock declined 79%, to 522,400. This shows a shift in sentiment from bearish to bullish for gold.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Canadian gold mining company NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSE: NG) shows an even starker change in sentiment. In the last 12 months, the volume of short bets on the stock declined 79%, to 522,400.