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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2022

AbbVie’s  (ABBV) – Get AbbVie, Inc. Report selloff was overdone after a Sept. 1 setback for its star immunology drug Rinvoq, and the stock remains undervalued, says BMO analyst Gary Nachman.

He has an outperform rating and a $133 price target. The stock recently traded at $106.61, down 0.81%, and has dropped 12% since Aug. 31.

On Sept. 1, the Food and Drug Administration mandated new heart safety and cancer warnings for Rinvoq and other companies’ JAK inhibitor class of medicines.

“Physicians agreed Rinvoq is still likely to get approved for atopic dermatitis (AD), given its overall risk/benefit,” Nachman said. “Even with limited use, it could still be a solid opportunity.”

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So, “Our sensitivity analysis to already conservative Rinvoq forecasts suggests the selloff has been overdone,” he said.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2022: Smith & Nephew SNATS, Inc.(SNN)

Smith & Nephew plc develops, manufactures, markets, and sells medical technology products and services worldwide. The company offers sports medicine joint repair products for surgeons, including an array of instruments, technologies, and implants necessary to perform minimally invasive surgery of the joints; and arthroscopy enabling technologies for healthcare providers, such as fluid management equipment for surgical access, high definition cameras, digital image capture, scopes, light sources, and monitors to assist with visualization inside the joints, radio frequency wands, electromechanical and mechanical blades, and hand instruments for removing damaged tissue. It also provides trauma and extremities products consisting of internal and external devices used in the stabilization of severe fractures and deformity correction procedures; gynecological instrumentation devices; knee implant products for specialized knee replacement procedures; and hip implant products for reconstruction of the hip joint, as well as various products and technologies to assist in surgical treatment of the ear, nose, and throat. In addition, the company offers advanced wound care products for the treatment of acute and chronic wounds, including leg, diabetic and pressure ulcers, burns, and post-operative wounds; advanced wound devices, including traditional and single-use negative pressure wound therapy and hydrosurgery systems; and biologics and other bioactive technology products for debridement and dermal repair/regeneration. The company primarily serves the providers of medical and surgical treatments and services. Smith & Nephew plc was founded in 1856 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    The business also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 8th. Investors of record on Friday, April 5th will be given a $0.44 dividend. This represents a yield of 2.31%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 4th. This is a boost from Smith & Nephew’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.25. Smith & Nephew’s payout ratio is 26.73%.

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    Smith & Nephew Company Profile

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Smith & Nephew plc (NYSE:SNN) – Investment analysts at Northcoast Research increased their FY2019 earnings per share estimates for Smith & Nephew in a research note issued on Monday, February 11th. Northcoast Research analyst D. Keiser now anticipates that the medical equipment provider will post earnings per share of $2.05 for the year, up from their previous estimate of $1.94. Northcoast Research also issued estimates for Smith & Nephew’s Q4 2019 earnings at $1.13 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Zimmer Biomet (NYSE: ZBH) and Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) are both large-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2022: PIMCO Strategic Income Fund, Inc.(RCS)

PIMCO Strategic Global Government Fund, Inc. (the Fund) is a closed-end bond fund. The Fund invests primarily in a portfolio of investment grade fixed-income securities of the United States and other countries. The Fund invests, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of its net assets plus borrowings for investment purposes in government securities, which include bonds issued or guaranteed by the United States or foreign governments, by their agencies, authorities or instrumentalities, or by supranational entities, and synthetic instruments.

Government securities also include mortgage-backed securities issued or guaranteed by certain United States Government agencies and government-sponsored enterprises, including Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae), which may or may not be backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government. The Fund also invests up to 20% of its total assets in non-investment grade securities regardless of the issuer, including corporate, mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities. Pacific Investment Management Company LLC is the Fund’s investment adviser.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Two funds we like are the Strategic Global Government Fund Inc. (NYSE: RCS), which pays a handsome 7.8% dividend yield, and Oxford Lane Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: OXLC), which pays a massive 16.46% yield.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2022: Eagle Materials Inc(EXP)

Eagle Materials Inc., incorporated on January 27, 1994, is a supplier of construction products, building materials and materials used for oil and natural gas extraction. The Company operates through five segments: Cement, Concrete and Aggregates, Gypsum Wallboard, Recycled Paperboard, and Oil and Gas Proppants. The Company’s construction products are used in residential, industrial, commercial and infrastructure construction, and include cement, slag, concrete and aggregates. Its building material include gypsum wallboard. Its basic materials used for oil and natural gas extraction include frac sand and oil well cement. It sells cement in over six regional markets, including northern Nevada and California, the greater Chicago area, the Rocky Mountain region, the Central Plains region and Texas. It sells slag in the greater Chicago, Illinois area and the greater Midwest area. It has approximately three concrete and aggregates businesses. The Company also operates a recycled paperboard business, which sells internally to its wallboard business, as well as to external customers. It sells oil well cement and frac sand to shale deposit zones across the United States.

Cement

The Company’s cement production facilities are located in or near Buda, Texas; LaSalle, Illinois; Laramie, Wyoming; Sugar Creek, Missouri; Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Fernley, Nevada. Its slag grinding facility is located in Chicago, Illinois. Its slag facility can process up to approximately 0.6 million tons per year. The Company’s cement plants utilize dry process technology and approximately 75% of its clinker capacity is from preheater or preheater/pre-calciner kilns. It operates approximately 10 cement plants, a slag grinding facility, over 20 cement distribution terminals, approximately five gypsum wallboard plants, a recycled paperboard plant, over 20 concrete batching plants, approximately four aggregates facilities, over three frac sand wet processing facilities, approximately three frac sand drying facilitie! s and over 10 frac sand trans-load locations. The Company distributes cement and slag directly to its customers mostly through customer pickups, as well as by common carriers from its plants or distribution terminals. It transports cement principally by rail to its storage and distribution terminals.

Concrete and Aggregates

The Company sells readymix concrete to contractors and other customers. It sells aggregates to building contractors and other customers engaged in a range of construction activities. The Company delivers aggregates from its aggregate plants by common carriers and customer pick-up. The construction aggregates business consists of the mining, extraction, production and sale of crushed stone, sand, gravel and lightweight aggregates, such as expanded clays and shales. It produces and distributes readymix concrete from the Company-owned sites north of Sacramento, California; Austin, Texas, and the greater Kansas City area. Construction aggregates of suitable characteristics are employed in various types of construction, including the production of readymix concrete and asphaltic mixes used in highway construction and maintenance. The Company mines and extracts limestone, sand and gravel, the principal raw materials used in the production of aggregates, from quarries owned or leased by the Company and located near its plants.

Gypsum Wallboard

The Company owns approximately five gypsum wallboard manufacturing facilities. The Company owns land-containing gypsum in the area of Duke, Oklahoma, with additional reserves controlled through a lease agreement. Other gypsum deposits are located near the plant in Duke. The Company mines and extracts natural gypsum rock, the principal raw material used in the manufacture of gypsum wallboard, from mines and quarries owned, leased or subject to mining claims owned by the Company and located near its plants. The Company sells gypsum wallboard to various building materials dealers, gypsum wallboard speci! alty dist! ributors, lumber yards, home center chains and other customers located throughout the United States. The Company owns approximately 100 railcars for transporting gypsum wallboard.

Recycled Paperboard

The Company’s recycled paperboard manufacturing operation, which it refers to as Republic Paperboard Company (Republic), is located in Lawton, Oklahoma, and has a paper machine designed primarily for gypsum liner production. The Company also manufactures several alternative products, including containerboard grades and lightweight packaging grades. The principal raw materials are recycled paper fiber (recovered waste paper), water and specialty paper chemicals. The Company sells its recycled paperboard products to gypsum wallboard manufacturers and other industrial users.

Oil and Gas Proppants

The Company mines its frac sand from open pit mines, and processes the sand in its wet plants. The Company owns over two frac sand mines, approximately three frac sand wet processing plants and over three frac sand drying facilities. Its frac sand mines and wet plants are in New Auburn, Wisconsin and Utica, Illinois. Its frac sand drying facilities are in New Auburn, Wisconsin and Corpus Christi, Texas. The Company ships wet sand from its Utica, Illinois mine site to Corpus Christi, Texas, where the sand is processed into various mesh sizes and marketed primarily to oil service companies. The Company sells a portion of the frac sand it produces under long-term contracts that require its customers to pay a specified price per mesh size for a specified volume of sand each month, or quarter depending on the contract. In addition to the long-term sales contracts, it sells frac sand through its distribution network under short-term pricing and other agreements.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Jefferies Financial Group upgraded shares of Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP) from an underweight rating to a market weight rating in a report released on Monday morning, The Fly reports.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP) rallied 16.3% in January, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Driving up the construction material producer’s stock were its fiscal third-quarter results and news that the Trump administration wants to revive its proposed infrastructure plan.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Expanse (EXP) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the Dagger hashing algorithm. Its genesis date was July 3rd, 2015. Expanse’s total supply is 19,495,278 coins and its circulating supply is 10,495,278 coins. The Reddit community for Expanse is /r/expanseofficial and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. The official website for Expanse is www.expanse.tech. Expanse’s official message board is forum.expanse.tech. Expanse’s official Twitter account is @ExpanseOfficial and its Facebook page is accessible here.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2022: CVB Financial Corporation(CVBF)

CVB Financial Corp. operates as the holding company for Citizens Business Bank that provides various banking and trust services for businesses, professionals, and individuals. It operates in two segments, Business Financial and Commercial Banking Centers, and Treasury. The company offers various deposit products, including checking, savings, money market, and time certificates of deposit for business and personal accounts, as well as serves as a federal tax depository for business customers. It also provides various lending products, such as commercial products comprising lines of credit and other working capital financing, accounts receivable lending, and letters of credit; loans for agribusiness; lease financing for municipal governments; consumer financing products, including automobile leasing and financing, lines of credit, credit cards, and home equity loans and lines of credit; and real estate mortgage and construction loans. In addition, the company offers a range of specialized services, such as cash management systems for monitoring cash flow, a credit card program for merchants, courier pick-up and delivery, payroll services, remote deposit capture, electronic funds transfers by way of domestic and international wires and automated clearinghouse, and on-line account access. Further, it provides various investment products; and financial services and trust services comprising fiduciary services, mutual funds, annuities, 401(k) plans, and individual investment accounts. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 40 business financial centers and 8 commercial banking centers located in the Inland Empire, Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Diego County, Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, and the Central Valley areas of California, as well as 3 trust offices located in Ontario, Newport Beach, and Pasadena. CVB Financial Corp. was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Ontario, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CVB Financial (NASDAQ:CVBF) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Thursday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2022: AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc.(ACRX)

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of therapies for the treatment of acute and breakthrough pain in the United States. The company develops ARX-01, a Sufentanil NanoTab PCA system, which completed Phase II clinical trial for acute post-operative pain. The Sufentanil NanoTab PCA system consists of sufentanil, a high therapeutic index opioid; NanoTabs, a non-invasive sublingual dosage form; and a handheld PCA device that enables simple patient-controlled delivery of NanoTabs in the hospital setting and eliminates the risk of programming errors. Its products also include ARX-02, a Sufentanil NanoTab BTP Management System that completed Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of cancer breakthrough pain; and ARX-03, a Sufentanil/Triazolam NanoTab, which completed Phase II clinical trial to provide mild sedation, anxiety reduction, and pain relief for patients undergoing painful procedures in a ph ysician?s office. The company was formerly known as SuRx, Inc. and changed its name to AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in August 2006. AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Redwood, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Shares of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACRX) were sinking by 11.3% as of 10:47 a.m. EST on Friday. The specialty pharmaceutical company announced its fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 results after the market closed on Thursday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By George Budwell, Chuck Saletta, and Todd Campbell]

    Armed with this insight, we asked three of our Motley Fool contributors which top small-cap stocks have their attention right now. They named AcelRx Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACRX),Realogy Holdings (NYSE:RLGY), andRegenxbio Inc. (NASDAQ:RGNX). Read on to find out why.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Surprises for small biotechs are often of the unpleasant variety. But that wasn’t the case for AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ACRX) on Wednesday.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2022: Arqit Quantum Inc.(ARQQ)

Arqit Limited develops and offers quantum key distribution network. It offers QuantumCloud, an unbreakable software encryption keys, using satellite to deliver quantum information to data centers. The company uses the quantum properties of photons to create unique keys that can be shared between two parties in laser transmissions from a satellite. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By James Brumley (TMFjbrumley)]

    It took a while to get going, but Arqit Quantum (NASDAQ:ARQQ) shares finally took off following Wednesday morning’s news of a new business agreement. Namely, shares of the UK-based cybersecurity outfit ended today’s session 26.5% higher on the heels of an announcement that it would be exploring network security opportunities with Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR).

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2022: Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.(LTRPA)

During October 2013, the Board of Directors of Liberty Interactive Corporation and its subsidiaries (“Liberty”) authorized a plan to distribute to the stockholders of Liberty’s Liberty Ventures common stock shares of a newly-formed company, Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (“TripCo” or the “Company”) (the “Trip Spin-Off”). TripCo holds the subsidiaries TripAdvisor, Inc. (“TripAdvisor”) and BuySeasons, Inc., which includes the retail businesses of BuyCostumes.com and Celebrate Express (“BuySeasons”), both of which operate as stand-alone operating entities. Both TripAdvisor and BuySeasons have more revenue in the third quarter, based on a higher travel research period and the Halloween period, respectively, as compared to the other quarters of the year. The Trip Spin-Off was completed on August 27, 2014 and effected as a pro-rata dividend of shares of TripCo to the stockholders of Series A and Series B Liberty Ventures common stock of Liberty.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Engineers Gate Manager LP acquired a new position in Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A (NASDAQ:LTRPA) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund acquired 102,003 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,642,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A (NASDAQ:LTRPA) saw a large increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,070,644 shares, an increase of 47.7% from the May 15th total of 1,402,097 shares. Currently, 2.9% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 839,315 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.5 days.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares shot up 30 percent to $12.05 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.

    Shares of ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) got a boost, shooting up 26 percent to $14.48 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares jumped 31.6 percent to $12.18 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.
    ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 26.5 percent to $14.55 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares gained 25 percent to $4.0234 following Q1 beat.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) jumped 23.5 percent to $55.12 following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
    Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) gained 23.3 percent to $59.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 22.5 percent to $47.51 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares surged 21.7 percent to $3.36. Amazon.com's partnership with Sears started in 2017 with an agreement to sell Kenmore-branded appliances online. On Wednesday, the companies announced an extension of their relationship to now include tire delivery and installations.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) jumped 21.3 percent to $2.68 following Q1 results.
    LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC) surged 20.4 percent to $3.395 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Superior Industries International, Inc. (NYSE: SUP) gained 19 percent to $15.82 after reporting Q1 results.
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLCM) shares rose 18.5 percent to $8.13 following Q1 results.
    Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) rose 18.3 percent to $52.47 after the company posted strong quarterly results.
    Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS) shares jumped 18.3 percent to $6.47 following quarterly results.
    IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE: IEC) shares climbed 17 percent to $4.68 after reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings.
    New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 16.8 percent to $90.10 following Q4 results.
    Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR)

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2022: MuniVest Fund, Inc.(MVF)

BlackRock MuniVest Fund, Inc. (the Fund), formerly known as MuniVest Fund, Inc., is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund seeks to provide a high a level of current income exempt from federal income taxes by investing primarily in a portfolio of long-term, investment-grade municipal obligations, the interest on which is exempt from federal income taxes.

BlackRock MuniVest Fund, Inc. may invest in certain securities, whose income return is inversely related to changes in a floating interest rate (inverse floaters). The Fund may invest in swap agreements. The Fund may also purchase and write call and put options. BlackRock MuniVest Fund, Inc.’s investment advisor is BlackRock Advisors, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. The Fund’s sub-advisor is BlackRock Investment Management, LLC.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BlackRock MuniVest Fund Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:MVF) declared a monthly dividend on Thursday, September 6th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 14th will be paid a dividend of 0.041 per share by the investment management company on Monday, October 1st. This represents a $0.49 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 13th.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2022: Canadian Pacific Railway Limited(CP)

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States. The company provides logistics and supply chain expertise services. It transports bulk commodities, including grain, coal, fertilizers, and sulphur; and intermodal traffic comprising retail goods in overseas containers that can be transported by train, ship, and truck, as well as in domestic containers and trailers that can be moved by train and truck. The company also transports merchandise freight consisting of finished vehicles and automotive parts, chemicals and plastics, crude oil, and forest products, as well as metals, minerals, and consumer products. It provides rail and intermodal transportation services over a network of approximately 13,700 miles serving the business centers of Canada from Montreal, Quebec, to Vancouver, British Columbia, and the United States Northeast and Midwest regions. In addition, the company offers transloading, warehousing, and distribution services of steel products. Canadian Pacific Railway Limited was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd (CP) Stake Lowered by Commonwealth Bank of Australia” was first published by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this piece on another site, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of United States and international trademark and copyright legislation. The original version of this piece can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4217521/canadian-pacific-railway-ltd-cp-stake-lowered-by-commonwealth-bank-of-australia.html.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd (NYSE:CP) (TSE:CP) has received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eighteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $234.60.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Canadian Pacific Railway’s (NYSE:CP) Toronto-traded shares climbed 11.2% in January, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the railroad reported better-than-expected earnings. The company’s New York Stock Exchange-traded shares were actually up 15.4% for the month.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks For 2022: Cambrex Corporation(CBM)

Cambrex Corporation, a life sciences company, provides various products and services for the development and commercialization of new and generic therapeutics worldwide. The companys products comprise active pharmaceutical ingredients and pharmaceutical intermediates that are used in the production of prescription and over-the-counter drug products, as well as other fine chemicals. It serves generic drug companies; and companies that discover and commercialize small molecule human therapeutics. The company sells its products directly, as well as through independent agents. Cambrex Corporation was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By George Budwell, Chuck Saletta, and Todd Campbell]

    So, with the biotech space solidly on the comeback trail, we asked three of our Motley Fool contributors which stocks they think are poised to keep churning higher in February and perhaps for the remainder of the year. They suggested Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX), Cambrex (NYSE:CBM), and Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRPT). Here’s why.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Cambrex Corp (NYSE:CBM)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 13, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    In response to reporting of fourth-quarter and full-year quarterly results, shares of Cambrex Corporation (NYSE:CBM), a supplier to the life sciences industry, fell 11% as of 11:10 a.m. EST on Wednesday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Cambrex Co. (NYSE:CBM) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $60.00.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now

One of the most difficult aspects of trading is timing the market. Odds are if you have been in the market over the past nine years, most likely you made some money. This bull market began in March of 2009, and 24/7 Wall St. is looking back to see how some major blue chip stocks compared to the broad markets over this time.

Back on March 6, 2009, the S&P 500 bottomed out at 666.79, and from there began perhaps the biggest bull market of the modern era. At the most recent close, the S&P 500 was at 2,677.67, more than quadrupling its bottom nearly nine years ago.

So how does Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) compare to the markets over the past nine years?

On an adjusted close basis, Goldman Sachs ended March 6, 2009, at $72.89 a share, or $81.72 on an unadjusted basis. Goldman Sachs most recently closed at $256.78 on an adjusted basis.

Checking the numbers, it’s fairly obvious that Goldman Sachs’s growth over this period has lagged the broad markets, with shares gaining only 250%. If you had invested $1,000 in Goldman Sachs back then, you would have just $3,522.84 as of Thursday’s close.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Smith & Nephew SNATS, Inc.(SNN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Smith & Nephew plc (NYSE:SNN) – Investment analysts at Northcoast Research increased their FY2019 earnings per share estimates for Smith & Nephew in a research note issued on Monday, February 11th. Northcoast Research analyst D. Keiser now anticipates that the medical equipment provider will post earnings per share of $2.05 for the year, up from their previous estimate of $1.94. Northcoast Research also issued estimates for Smith & Nephew’s Q4 2019 earnings at $1.13 EPS.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Weight Watchers (NYSE: WTW) is tipping the scales on Wall Street: Link

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    New York Fed President William Dudley is set to speak at 12:45 p.m. ET.
    The Baker Hughes North American rig count report for the latest week is schedule for release at 1:00 p.m. ET.
    Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams will speak at 3:00 p.m. ET.
    Randal Quarles, Vice Chairman for Supervision, is set to speak at 5:30 p.m. ET.
    Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan will speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
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    Stephens upgraded FMC (NYSE: FMC) from Equal-Weight to Overweight
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    Deutsche Bank downgraded Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN) from Hold to Sell

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Zimmer Biomet (NYSE: ZBH) and Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) are both large-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Invesco Value Municipal Income Trust(IIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    6 Meridian bought a new position in Invesco Value Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:IIM) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 62,491 shares of the investment management company’s stock, valued at approximately $883,000. 6 Meridian owned about 0.13% of Invesco Value Municipal Income Trust at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Mastercard Incorporated(MA)

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    WikiLeaks said it would “call for a global blockade of Coinbase” because it is “an unfit member of the crypto community.” It’s not the first time WikiLeaks has been reprimanded by a financial services provider, though – Mastercard Inc. (MA) and PayPal Holdings Inc. (PYPL) have both restricted WikiLeaks on their platforms.

  • [By Matthew Frankel, Jordan Wathen, and Dan Caplinger]

    With that in mind, here’s why three of our Motley Fool contributors think would-be cryptocurrency investors are better off considering American Express (NYSE:AXP), Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS), or Mastercard (NYSE:MA) instead.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    When Mastercard Inc. (NYSE:MA) reported its second-quarter earnings, investors had plenty of reasons to cheer, despite its shares shedding a few percentage points in the days following the quarterly release. In the quarter, net revenue rose to $3.7 billion, a robust 20% increase year over year, and its adjusted earnings per share (EPS) grew to $1.66, an even more impressive 51% increase year over year. While some of these gains should be attributed to new tax laws and recent acquisitions that have yet to be lapped, there is evidence for plenty of organic growth as well.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Stocks to Watch Today: V, MA, AAPL, GOOGL
    Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) and Mastercard Inc. (NYSE: MA) are under the microscope this morning. Both payment processing giants have signed a settlement agreement over a merchant lawsuit filed back in 2005, but originally settled in 2012 over merchant swiping fees. Visa will pay an additional $600 million to the original settlement. Mastercard will pay an additional $108 million. Although President Trump plans to hit China with new tariffs, at least one company won’t face the full cost: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). According to reports, the Apple Watch is among a list of consumer tech gadgets that will receive exemptions from the latest round of tariffs on imports. Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) announced it will install its Android operating system into automobiles manufactured by Nissan, Mitsubishi, and Renault. The operating system – set for distribution in 2021 – will include Google Maps, Google Assistant, and Google Play. The three manufacturers combined sold 10.6 million vehicles in 2017. Look for earnings reports from AutoZone Inc. (NYSE: AZO), General Mills Inc. (NYSE: GIS), Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRL), and Apogee Enterprises Inc. (Nasdaq: APOG).

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  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    In what is becoming old hat for investors, after Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) reported its first-quarter earnings, shares popped on the news even as the rest of the market trended downward. Not only did the payments network beat expectations when it reported its results earlier this month, it also raised its full-year guidance. The jump in share price, of course, was accompanied by another strong performance from the company’s fundamentals.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    A couple of years ago, PayPal started striking deals with payments networks like Visa (NYSE:V) and Mastercard (NYSE:MA). PayPal agreed to allow users to set their default payments to a credit card in exchange for a break on processing fees. There was also the potential for PayPal to increase its in-store presence, but that never really materialized.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Aon Corporation(AON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) Director Jeffrey C. Campbell acquired 5,550 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 6th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $143.84 per share, for a total transaction of $798,312.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 7,084 shares in the company, valued at $1,018,962.56. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    US Bancorp DE raised its stake in shares of Aon (NYSE:AON) by 3.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 40,448 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,178 shares during the quarter. US Bancorp DE’s holdings in AON were worth $5,676,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lessened its stake in Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) by 2.7% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 46,895 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,313 shares during the quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank’s holdings in AON were worth $6,433,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Liberty Expedia Holdings, Inc. (LEXEA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Tyers Asset Management LLC reduced its holdings in shares of Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A (NASDAQ:LEXEA) by 54.9% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 3,192 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 3,892 shares during the quarter. Tyers Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Liberty Expedia Holdings Inc Series A were worth $140,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: DigitalGlobe, Inc(DGI)

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Yandex N.V.(YNDX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX) owns Russia’s top search engine, but its lead over Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google always had a caveat: Yandex was more popular on desktop PCs, but Google consistently beat Yandex on tablets and smartphones, sparking concerns about Yandex’s mobile growth.

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    U.S. investors often avoid Russian stocks due to the political risks, sanctions, and currency issues associated with the once-hot emerging market. But despite those challenges, there’s one Russian growth stock that doubled over the past two years — Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX), which created the country’s top search engine.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX) and Jianpu Technology (NYSE:JT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Model N (NYSE:MODN) and Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: GTx Inc.(GTXI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    GTx, Inc. (NASDAQ:GTXI) insider Jason T. Shackelford sold 9,279 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.01, for a total transaction of $176,393.79. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 19,453 shares in the company, valued at $369,801.53. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of GTx (NASDAQ:GTXI) were obliterated today, falling as much as 92.9% by 3 p.m. EDT, after the pharma company announced that its only drug candidate failed a mid-stage clinical trial. Enobosarm, being evaluated as a potential treatment for stress urinary incontinence, did not meet its primary endpoint in a phase 2 trial. 

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IRWD) and GTX (NASDAQ:GTXI) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and dividends.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    GTx Inc. (NASDAQ: GTXI) will present additional data demonstrating duration of response following completion of treatment for its Phase 2 proof-of-concept clinical trial evaluating enobosarm 3 mg in postmenopausal women with stress urinary incontinence at the upcoming 2018 American Urological Association meeting on May 18.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Iteris, Inc.(ITI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Iteris (NASDAQ: ITI) and Napco Security Technologies (NASDAQ:NSSC) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

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

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Iteris Inc (NASDAQ:ITI) has received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the six analysts that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $9.50.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    B. Riley set a $9.00 price target on Iteris (NASDAQ:ITI) in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday morning. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the technology company’s stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for Iteris’ Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.04) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($0.08) EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at ($0.02) EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at ($0.05) EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at ($0.01) EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at ($0.04) EPS, FY2019 earnings at ($0.11) EPS, FY2020 earnings at $0.16 EPS and FY2021 earnings at $0.52 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Iteris (NASDAQ: ITI) and UTStarcom (NASDAQ:UTSI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Kaman Corporation(KAMN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Laurion Capital Management LP purchased a new position in shares of Kaman Co. (NYSE:KAMN) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 17,114 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,192,000. Laurion Capital Management LP owned about 0.06% of Kaman as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Kaman Aircraft (NYSE:KAMN) hit a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $67.95 and last traded at $68.00, with a volume of 2807 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $67.07.

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Best Medical Stocks To Own For 2019

Executive Summary

We estimate fair value for Air Methods’ (NASDAQ:AIRM) stock ranges from $15.00/share to $27.40/share, with a base case of $22.00/share, implying 43% downside from current trading levels. We believe that the value of its aircraft fleet provides no downside protection at the current market price. Estimated Net Asset Value using an aircraft-by-aircraft buildup results in a target price of $17.50, implying 54% downside from current levels. There is no organic growth in the business. Same-Base Transports (bases opened for longer than a year) have declined on average -4.2% in Q3 and Q4 2016 after adjusting for the effects of weather – the industry has become saturated with air medical helicopters, resulting in each base receiving fewer transports and limiting future earnings growth. AIRM has raised the prices of its community-based transports by 180% from 2010 to 2016. Other healthcare companies engaged in similar pricing practices have faced significant scrutiny from the public, their investors, politicians and insurers. The company has recently encountered difficulty in attempting to collect upon its higher bills, with its accounts receivable balance and Days Sales Outstanding (“DSO”) growing. DSO was 94 days in 2010 and has since grown to approximately 140 today. This is significantly higher than industry averages. There have been recent efforts on the part of insurers, state legislators, and Federal legislators to fight back against industry-wide price increases. If this issue continues to gain attention, it could result in Federal level regulation which could materially negatively impact economics for all operators.

Air Methods’ Business Model Is Dependent Upon Raising Prices

Best Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: Changyou.com Limited(CYOU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Just one segment of the Chinese online advertising, search, and gaming specialist mustered a year-over-year gain for both the quarter and all of 2018. But investors seem to prefer the sum-of-the-parts coverage that Sohu provides. Spun-off subsidiaries Sogou (NYSE:SOGO) and Changyou.com (NASDAQ:CYOU) — representing Sohu’s search and gaming operations, respectively — were inching lower hours into Friday’s trading day as Sohu shares were drifting higher.

  • [By Keith Noonan, George Budwell, and Maxx Chatsko]

    We asked three Motley Fool contributors to profile a stock that they believe is trading at a substantial discount and has what it takes to be a long-term winner. Read on to see why they identified A.O. Smith (NYSE:AOS), GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK), and Changyou.com (NASDAQ:CYOU) as top value stocks to buy this September. 

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Changyou.Com Ltd (NASDAQ:CYOU)’s share price reached a new 52-week low during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $15.57 and last traded at $15.67, with a volume of 2540 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $15.83.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Continuing its turnaround may seem to be an applause-worthy event. This is the third quarter in a row that year-over-year revenue growth tops 20%. However, weak guidance and continuing softness in its flagship display advertising business are sending the stock that was hitting two-year highs just six months ago to fresh 10-year lows. Spun-off subsidiaries Sogou (NYSE:SOGO) and Changyou.com (NASDAQ:CYOU) are also moving lower on Wednesday. 

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

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Best Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: TransUnion(TRU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) EVP David M. Neenan sold 30,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.42, for a total value of $2,112,600.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 123,029 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,663,702.18. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Natixis trimmed its stake in shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) by 22.9% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 248,242 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 73,784 shares during the quarter. Natixis’ holdings in TransUnion were worth $17,784,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Thursday . The company traded as low as $69.74 and last traded at $68.94, with a volume of 28118 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $68.47.

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

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Best Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: Euronet Worldwide Inc.(EEFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    These companies run the gamut from video games to e-commerce to search engines and more, but what all of them have in common is huge long-term potential. And what’s a game with no points? David checks back in on the five-stock set he picked shortly after Brexit was announced — Booking Holdings (NASDAQ:BKNG), Hain Celestial (NASDAQ:HAIN), Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG), and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA). Did this tiny portfolio beat the market’s 26% gain in the last few years? Tune in and find out.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Electronic payments and remittances giant Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT) displayed crisp revenue growth in its earnings report issued April 25, which covered the first three months of the current year. Below, we’ll outline summary numbers, delve into pertinent details underlying the results, and review management’s perspective on the quarter:

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    For global transactions facilitator Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT), the final quarter of 2018 revealed highly credible performances in each of the company’s three major business segments. More importantly, Euronet’s epay division appears to be returning to growth mode after several quarters of middling results.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and seven have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $107.14.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT) had its overweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. The firm currently has a $141.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $111.00.

Best Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: First Horizon National Corporation(FHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cadence Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in First Horizon National Corp (NYSE:FHN) by 173.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 30,515 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 19,357 shares during the quarter. Cadence Capital Management LLC’s holdings in First Horizon National were worth $544,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

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Best Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: Smith & Nephew SNATS, Inc.(SNN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Zimmer Biomet (NYSE: ZBH) and Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) are both large-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Weight Watchers (NYSE: WTW) is tipping the scales on Wall Street: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    USA Nonfarm Payrolls for Apr 164.0K vs 189.0K Est; Prior 103.0K. Private Payrolls for Apr 168.0K vs 194.0K Est; Prior 102.0K
    Unemployment Rate for Apr 3.90% vs 4.00% Est; Prior 4.10%
    New York Fed President William Dudley is set to speak at 12:45 p.m. ET.
    The Baker Hughes North American rig count report for the latest week is schedule for release at 1:00 p.m. ET.
    Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams will speak at 3:00 p.m. ET.
    Randal Quarles, Vice Chairman for Supervision, is set to speak at 5:30 p.m. ET.
    Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan will speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic is set to speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
    Kansas City Fed President Esther George will speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    RBC upgraded Benefitfocus (NASDAQ: BNFT) from Sector Perform to Outperform
    Stephens upgraded FMC (NYSE: FMC) from Equal-Weight to Overweight
    RBC downgraded Colfax (NYSE: CFX) from Outperform to Sector Perform
    Deutsche Bank downgraded Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN) from Hold to Sell

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its holdings in Smith & Nephew plc (NYSE:SNN) by 1.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 390,356 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,951 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned 0.09% of Smith & Nephew worth $14,893,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018

I read your article about health savings accounts and have a question. I have been fully funding my HSA, paying medical expenses out of pocket and planning to reimburse myself in the future with tax-free HSA dollars. Recently, my employer switched to an HSA provider that only offers a low-interest savings account and no other investing options. Are there other options for investing the money?

See Also: 50 Ways to Cut Your Health Care Costs

You aren’t trapped by your employer’s limited investing options. As long as you have an HSA-eligible health insurance policy (with a deductible of at least $1,300 for individual coverage or $2,600 for family coverage in 2016), you can contribute to an HSA with any account administrator, whether it is offered through your employer or it is an HSA you sign up for on your own. But if your employer only lets you contribute to one administrator’s HSA through payroll deduction, it’s usually best to continue making new contributions to that account, even if it doesn’t have the best long-term investing options.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Weight Watchers (NYSE: WTW) is tipping the scales on Wall Street: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    USA Nonfarm Payrolls for Apr 164.0K vs 189.0K Est; Prior 103.0K. Private Payrolls for Apr 168.0K vs 194.0K Est; Prior 102.0K
    Unemployment Rate for Apr 3.90% vs 4.00% Est; Prior 4.10%
    New York Fed President William Dudley is set to speak at 12:45 p.m. ET.
    The Baker Hughes North American rig count report for the latest week is schedule for release at 1:00 p.m. ET.
    Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams will speak at 3:00 p.m. ET.
    Randal Quarles, Vice Chairman for Supervision, is set to speak at 5:30 p.m. ET.
    Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan will speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic is set to speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
    Kansas City Fed President Esther George will speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    RBC upgraded Benefitfocus (NASDAQ: BNFT) from Sector Perform to Outperform
    Stephens upgraded FMC (NYSE: FMC) from Equal-Weight to Overweight
    RBC downgraded Colfax (NYSE: CFX) from Outperform to Sector Perform
    Deutsche Bank downgraded Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN) from Hold to Sell

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

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

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Google is going on a U.S. hiring spree, increasing its footprint outside of Silicon Valley.

The Mountain View, California-based company is expanding or opening offices in nine states, Google (GOOG) CEO Sundar Pichai said during an earnings call on Thursday.

“We plan to hire thousands of people across the U.S. this year,” said Pichai. “Last year in the US we grew faster outside the Bay Area than in the Bay Area. To support this growth, we will be making significant investments in offices across nine states, including Colorado and Michigan.”

Typically considered a Silicon Valley company, the plans are consistent with Google’s U.S. hiring in recent years. The company currently has an office or a data center in 21 states.

The Alphabet-owned company will also open or build five new data centers in the United States in 2018. The company currently has six open data centers in states including Oklahoma, Iowa and North Carolina.

A single data center only employs between 70 and 350 people. Though their data centers don’t generate huge numbers of jobs, tech companies typically receive local and state tax incentives in exchange for picking certain locations.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Orocobre Limited (OROCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The other producing lithium miners, and soon to be producers. I have discussed these previously in detail here, here and here. Needless to say, the top 3 producers are non-pure plays (SQM (NYSE:SQM), Albemarle (NYSE:ALB), and FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC)). The top pure play currently producing miners are Orocobre (ASX:ORE) (OTCPK:OROCF), Tianqi Lithium (SHE:002466), Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium, Galaxy Resources, Mineral Resources [ASX:MIN] (OTC:MALRF), and Neometals [ASX:NMT] (OTC:RRSSF). The near-term producers include Altura Mining [ASX:AJM] (OTCPK:ALTAF), Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS) (OTC:PILBF), Kidman Resources (ASX:KDR), Critical Elements, Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) [TSX:NMX], Lithium Americas (OTCQX:LACDF) [TSX:LAC], Lithium X (OTCQX:LIXXF) (TSXV:LIX), Neo Lithium, and Bacanora Minerals (OTC:BCRMF) [TSXV:BCN], Advantage Lithium (OTCQB:AVLIF) [AAL], European Metals (OTCPK:MNTCF, ASX:EMH, AIM:EMH) and Pure Energy (OTCQB:PEMIF) [PE].

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The question now is more about speed of EV implementation. On the supply side, it has been great to see LAC, Pilbara Minerals (OTCPK:PILBF) and Altura Mining (OTCPK:ALTAF) get funding, but the continued issues with Albemarle’s (NYSE:ALB) LaNegra II expansion and Orocobre (OTCPK:OROCF) ramping up to Phase 1 capacity of 17,500 tonnes/year of lithium carbonate are further evidence that lithium projects take time and have considerable execution risk.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Smith & Nephew SNATS, Inc.(SNN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Charles Carlson, CEO and Portfolio Manager, Horizon Investment Services]

    For investors looking for growth but also income, I especially like three health-care related stocksFresenius Medical (FMS), Novo Nordisk (NVO), and Smith & Nephew (SNN).

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: H&R Block, Inc.(HRB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Earnings of note in the coming week include Analogic (ALOG) and Ascena Retail (ASNA) on Monday; Bojangles (BOJA) , H&R Block (HRB) , and Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS) , Michaels (MIK) , and Urban Outfitters (URBN) on Tuesday; Ciena (CIEN) , Bankrate (RATE) , Express (EXPR) , Vera Bradley (VRA) , and Bob Evans Farms (BOBE) on Wednesday; El Pollo Loco (LOCO) , Hugo Boss (BOSSY) , Party City (PRTY) , Signet Jewelers (SIG) , and Verifone Systems (PAY) on Thursday; and Kirkland’s (KIRK) , and Vail Resorts (MTN) on Friday.

  • [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 WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Cramer also called out H&R Block (HRB) , a company even he was skeptical of, but also one that rose — up 14.8% on strong earnings.

    With the Federal Reserve eyeing four possible rate hikes, Cramer said is not the time to give up on the banks, which is why he owns Citigroup (C) for Action Alerts PLUS. Cramer said he wouldn’t give up on Dow Chemical (DOW) , Arconic (ARNC) or the oil stocks either, as oil will be resuming its climb after this brief pause. He recommended EOG Resources (EOG) as a favorite in that group.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc.(SRNE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Sorrento Therapeutics (SRNE) : “This is the kind of speculative stock that I like.”

    Geron (GERN) : “Let’s stick with high quality like Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) .”

  • [By William Romov]

    San Diego-based Sorrento Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: SRNE) develops drugs to treat certain types of cancer and chronic cancer pain.

    On Jan. 6, company officials will present a new proprietary technology for the treatment of cancer. Analysts are calling this new technology a potential “game-changer.”

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Spotify (SPOT) , Alkermes (ALKS) , Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) , Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) , Sorrento Therapeutics (SRNE) , NVIDIA (NVDA) , Nucor, Eli Lilly (LLY) and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) .

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc.(XENE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: XENE) shares dropped 53 percent to $4.68 after the company disclosed that XEN801 did not meet efficacy endpoints in Phase 2 trial.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Monday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedgoing long on small cap orphan biopharmaceutical stock Xenon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: XENE):

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Yesterday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested going long on small cap biopharmaceutical stock Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: XENE):

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Anavex Life Sciences Corp.(AVXL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Anavex Life Sciences (OTCQX:AVXL) is down ~40% since Amit Ghate said it would trade substantially lower in an interview with the PRO Weekly Digest in June (see his update comment).

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    The lead drug from Anavex Life Sciences (AVXL) — called Anavex 2-73 — has just reported very promising phase 2a results in Alzheimer’s patients at the annual CTAD conference.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.(SWKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Loxo Oncology Inc (NASDAQ: LOXO) rose 32.7 percent to $65.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported that larotrectinib trial demonstrated 76 percent confirmed objective response rate.
    Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: DVAX) shares rose 22 percent to $7.20 in the pre-market trading session after the company on Friday presented updated data for SD-101 in combination with KEYTRUDA.
    Puma Biotechnology Inc (NASDAQ: PBYI) rose 21.7 percent to $99.75 in pre-market trading as the company disclosed positive PB272 Phase 2 data from TBCRC 022 trial at ASCO17.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (NASDAQ: HMNY) shares rose 20.7 percent to $3.21 in pre-market trading after the company reported that RedZone has acquired all the assets of Trendit including three technology patents.
    Forestar Group Inc. (NYSE: FOR) rose 13.1 percent to $16.05 in pre-market trading after D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) proposed to buy 75 percent of Forestar Group for $16.25 per share in cash.
    TG Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: TGTX) shares rose 12 percent to $15.50 in pre-market trading after the company said Phase 3 GENUINE trial met primary endpoint with TG-1101 + ibrutinib increasing overall response rate by >70 percent versuss ibrutinib alone.
    Gigamon Inc (NYSE: GIMO) gained 10.8 percent to $43.55. Reuters reported that Gigamon is exploring a potential sale.
    BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCRX) rose 8.7 percent to $6.00 in pre-market trading after the company announced Rapivab pediatric sNDA acceptance by the FDA.
    Array Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ: ARRY) rose 7.2 percent to $8.77 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.68 percent on Friday.
    Ehi Car Services Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: EHIC) shares rose 6.4 percent to $10.76 in pre-market trading. eHi Car Services posted Q1 earnings of $0.06 on sales of $89.43 million.
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS) rose 5.9 percent to $114.79 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.69 percent on Friday.
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  • [By Leo Sun]

    If you think that Apple still has room to run, you should also check out three of its top suppliers — Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ:CRUS), Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI), and Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) — which could all be lifted by the tech giant’s rally.

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    Taiwan Semiconductor's poor outlook is notable enough to impact many mega-cap names in the telecom and technology sector. Here is a summary of some of the stocks seeing a notable impact ahead of Thursday's market open.

    Apple down 1.4 percent.
    Nvidia down 2 percent.
    Taiwan Semiconductor is down 4.9 percent.
    Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS) down 2.8 percent.
    NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ: NXPI) down 2.6 percent.
    QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) down 2.4 percent.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) down 1.8 percent.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) down 1.7 percent.
    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) down 1.7 percent.

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  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said Monday: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    Redbook Reports US Retail Sales During First 2 Weeks Of Apr. Up 0.3% MoM, Up 2.8% YoY
    USA S&P/CaseShiller House Price Index (MoM) for Feb Up 0.7% MoM
    New home sales report for March will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Conference Board’s consumer sentiment index for April is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Richmond Fed manufacturing index for April will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 4-and 52-week bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury will auction 2-year notes at 1:00 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Leerink upgraded Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH) from Market Perform to Outperform
    Berenberg upgraded Emerson Electric (NYSE: EMR) from Sell to Hold
    Mizuho downgraded Skyworks (NASDAQ: SWKS) from Buy to Neutral
    BMO downgraded Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ: TXRH) from Outperform to Market Perform

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.(BONT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q3 2016 earnings report for small cap department store stock The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc (NASDAQ: BONT)is scheduled for before the market opens on Thursday (November 17th) as traditional department stores continue to struggle to figure out how to attract costumers into their stores as online giants increasingly become thedominant retail players.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap department store stock The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc (NASDAQ: BONT)is scheduled for before the market opens on Tuesday (March 14th). In January, The Bon-Ton Stores announced that its comparable store sales for the nine-week holiday period ended December 31, 2016 had decreased 3.1% -in line with guidance. The CEO commented:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap department store stock The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc (NASDAQ: BONT)reported fiscalQ1 earnings before the market opened this morning with total salesdown 9.3% to $536.1 million and comparable store sales down 8.8%. Theearnings release noted:

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cummins Inc.(CMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Friday was Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) which traded down about 5% at $159.44. The stocks 52-week range is $134.06 to $181.79. Volume was over 3.5 million versus the daily average of 1.2 million shares.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    There are lots of stories like that out there these days. People were perplexed about the Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and Cummins Engine (CMI) and Caterpillar (CAT) quarters, but they turned out to be classic buying opportunities after years of being sell opportunities if the stocks had run. I can’t explain to you how amazing that is. Here are three stocks that have spent months and months in purgatory when they have missed or guided down or slashed forecasts. Now they are up gigantically.

  • [By ]

    As Caterpillar sank, so too did Cummins Inc. (CMI) , down 4.5%, Cree Inc. (CREE) , down 2.5%, Crane Co. (CR) , down 8% and Freeport McMoRan (FCX) , down 14.5%.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Making mining equipment has been a horrible business over the last few years. The industry has been hard-hit by the spending cutbacks at mine sites around the world. For example, BHP Billiton Limited trimmed its capital exploration expenditures by roughly 70% between fiscal 2013 and 2016. No wonder Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), Komatsu Ltd. (NASDAQOTH:KMTUY), and Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) have been hurting. Only that looks like it’s starting to change, which means this trio could be at the top of a list of mining equipment companies to buy in 2017.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Salesforce.com (CRM) , Paccar (PCAR) , Cummins (CMI) , ConocoPhillips (COP) , Adobe Systems (ADBE) , Annaly Capital (NLY) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) .

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ADTRAN Inc.(ADTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Thursday’s regular session.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $141.07 million.

    Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ: LAYN) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.35 per share on revenue of $156.10 million.