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Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2021

President Donald Trump introduced his 2019 budget blueprint on Monday. He makes some pretty unrealistic claims about how his current proposals would reduce deficits.

His budget proposes to slash them by more than $3 trillion over the next decade, bringing the annual deficit down from 4.4% of GDP this year to 1.1% by 2028.

How? Largely by proposing severe spending cuts combined with optimistic growth projections of roughly 3% a year.

Never mind that he recently signed into law two deficit-increasing bills. The federal tax overhaul plus a two-year increase in spending caps will push the country to start running $1 trillion-plus annual deficits next year.

“The depth of the budgetary hole that has been dug over the past year is made clear by the fact that the administration could not produce a balanced budget even with unrealistic growth assumptions and scoring gimmicks,” said Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan fiscal watchdog.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2021: El Paso Electric Company(EE)

El Paso Electric Company (the “Company”) is a public utility engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in an area of approximately 10,000 square miles in west Texas and southern New Mexico. The Company also serves a full requirements wholesale customer in Texas. The Company owns or has significant ownership interests in several electrical generating facilities providing it with a net dependable generating capability of approximately 2,055 MW. For the year ended December 31, 2015, the Company’s energy sources consisted of approximately 47% nuclear fuel, 34% natural gas, 6% coal, 13% purchased power and less than 1% generated by Company-owned solar photovoltaic panels and wind turbines. The Company continues to expand its portfolio of renewable energy sources, particularly solar photovoltaic generation. As of December 31, 2015, the Company has power purchase agreements for 107 MW from solar photovoltaic generation facilities.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Korea Electric Power (NYSE: KEP) and El Paso Electric (NYSE:EE) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of El Paso Electric (NYSE:EE) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $51.33.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2021: Itron Inc.(ITRI)

Itron, Inc. provides products and services for the energy and water markets worldwide. It produces standard electricity, natural gas, and water meters for residential, commercial, industrial, and transmission and distribution customers. The company also offers advanced and smart electronic, gas, and water meters, as well as communication modules; handheld, mobile, and fixed network collection technologies; meter data management software; prepayment systems comprising smart key, keypad, and smart card communication technologies; data warehousing; and knowledge application solutions. It provides communication technologies, which include telephone, radio frequency, global system for mobile communications, power line carrier, and Ethernet devices. In addition, the company offers professional services, including implementation, installation, consulting, system management, and analysis. It markets its products through direct sales, distributors, representative agencies, partners , and meter manufacturer representatives. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Liberty Lake, Washington.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Itron Inc (NASDAQ:ITRI)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 27, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2021: Enersis S A(ENI)

Enersis S.A., an electric utility company, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. It owns and operates hydroelectric, thermal, and wind power plants. As of December 31, 2010, it had 14,833 megawatts of installed capacity with 195 power plants; and 13.3 million distribution customers covering approximately 50 million inhabitants. The company was formerly known as Compania Chilena Metropolitana de Distribucion Electrica S.A and changed its name to Enersis S.A. in August 1988. Enersis S.A. was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile. Enersis S.A. is a subsidiary of Endesa Latinoamerica S.A.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a €15.00 ($17.44) price objective on ENI (ETR:ENI) in a report published on Thursday morning. The firm currently has a sell rating on the stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Morgan Stanley set a €16.70 ($19.42) price objective on ENI (ETR:ENI) in a report issued on Wednesday morning. The firm currently has a sell rating on the stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ENI (ETR:ENI) has been assigned a €18.50 ($21.76) price objective by equities researchers at Deutsche Bank in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Deutsche Bank’s price objective points to a potential upside of 13.26% from the stock’s current price.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2021: Spok Holdings, Inc.(SPOK)

Spok Holdings, Inc., incorporated on March 5, 2004, is a holding company. The Company, through its indirect subsidiary, Spok, Inc., provides critical communication solutions for enterprises. The Company offers critical communication for healthcare, government, public safety and other industries. The Company’s segment is critical communication business. The Company offers paging services and selected software solutions in the United States and abroad, generally in Europe, Canada, Australia, Asia and the Middle East. The Company offers its services and products primarily to three market segments: healthcare, government and large enterprise. The Company also offers implementation services for its products.

Paging Services

The Company offers subscriptions to one-way or two-way messaging services for a periodic (monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual) service fee. A subscriber to one-way messaging services select coverage on a local, regional or nationwide basis as per their messaging needs. Two-way messaging is offered on a nationwide basis. In addition, subscribers either lease a messaging device from the Company for an additional fixed monthly fee or own a device, having purchased it either from the Company or from another vendor. The Company also sells devices to resellers who lease or resell devices to their subscribers and then sell messaging services utilizing the Company’s networks. The Company also offers ancillary services, such as voicemail and equipment loss or maintenance protection.

Software

The Company offers a range of solutions, providing its customers with the ability to communicate anywhere, anytime across a number of situations. Its solutions are used for contact centers, clinical alerting and notification, mobile communications and messaging and for public safety notifications. The Company’s critical communication solutions are grouped under four product categories: Contact Center, Clinical Alerting, Mobile Communications and Publ! ic Safety.

The Contact Center category includes Spok Healthcare Console, Spok Web-Based Directory, Spok Web-Based On-Call Scheduling, Spok Speech, HigherGround Call Recording and Quality Management, and Eclipse Call Accounting. Spok Healthcare Console provides operators with the information needed to process calls using their computers. This solution integrates with the customers’ existing phone systems and is used by the operator group to answer incoming calls to the contact center. Operators can perform directory searches and code calls, as well as messaging and paging by individual, groups and roles using the Spok Healthcare Console’s computer telephony integration (CTI) and directory capabilities.

Spok Web-Based Directory provides employee contact information and enables staff to send messages from the directory. Authenticated users can log on to perform updates to contact information and on-call schedules, search the directory and send important messages. Spok Web-Based On-Call Scheduling keeps personnel, calendars and on-call scheduling information updated, using a Web portal to maintain and allow password-protected access to the latest on-call schedules and personnel information.

Spok Speech enables the organization to process routine phone requests, including transfers, directory assistance, messaging and paging, without live operators. HigherGround Call Recording and Quality Management records, monitors and scores operators’ conversations. Eclipse Call Accounting provides information about every call being made and received. The information can be formatted and used to analyze voice network resources, employee telephone usage and bill-back information.

The Company’s Clinical Alerting category includes Spok Messenger and Fusion, Spok e.Notify and Spok Critical Test Results Management. Spok Messenger and Fusion provides the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k)-cleared solution that connects virtually all alert systems, includi! ng nurse ! call, fire, security, patient monitoring and building management to mobile staff through their wireless communication devices. Spok e.Notify enables organizations to notify and confirm team member availability during emergency situations. This solution automatically delivers messages, collects responses, escalates issues to others and logs all activities for reporting and analysis purposes. Spok Critical Test Results Management automates the process of delivering critical test results to the right clinicians. This solution can send messages from the cardiology, laboratory and radiology departments by means of encrypted smartphone communications, two-way paging, secure e-mail, secure text, images, annotations and voice to a range of endpoints, such as workstations, laptops, tablets, smartphones, pagers and other wireless devices.

The Company’s Mobile Communications category comprises Spok Mobile, Spok Pagers and Transmitters, and Spok Device Preference Engine. Spok Mobile uses smartphones and tablets for secure code alerts, patient updates, lab results, and consult requests, among others. It allows users to access the directory of contact information, to send messages, photos and videos to smartphones and other devices. Spok Pagers and Transmitters provide communications through paging system. Spok Device Preference Engine facilitates voice conversations among doctors and caregivers based on their schedules by enabling users to choose the desired communication method based on the situation, urgency, time and date.

The Company’s Public Safety category consists of Spok pc/psap and Spok Enterprise Alert. Spok pc/psap is used for emergency dispatch by giving the Public Service Answering Point (PSAP) call-takers standards-based, graphical interface that integrates the underlying phone system, mapping systems and other resources for critical information availability. Spok Enterprise Alert directs emergency personnel to a 9-1-1 caller’s exact location, such as building, floor and room.! The E9-1! -1 software provides real time, onsite notification when 9-1-1 is dialed.

The Company competes with American Messaging Service, LLC, AT&T Mobility LLC, Sprint Nextel Corporation, T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Verizon Wireless, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News stories about Spok (NASDAQ:SPOK) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 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. Spok earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 46.0015198315013 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Spok (NASDAQ: SPOK) and Mobil’nye Telesistemy PAO (NYSE:MBT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2021: BankUnited, Inc.(BKU)

BankUnited, Inc., incorporated on April 28, 2009, is the bank holding company of BankUnited, National Association (the Bank). The Bank provides a range of banking services to individual and corporate customers through approximately 100 branches. The Bank also provides commercial lending products on a national platform.

Lending Activities

The Company offers a range of lending products, including small business loans, commercial real estate loans, equipment loans and leases, term loans, formula-based loans, municipal loans and leases, commercial lines of credit, letters of credit and consumer loans. It also purchases performing residential loans through established correspondent channels on a national basis. The Company’s loan portfolio includes approximately $15.8 billion in loans originated or purchased, or new loans, including approximately $12.8 billion in commercial and commercial real estate loans, approximately $2.9 billion in residential loans and over $35 million in consumer loans. The Company’s commercial loans, which are made to growing companies and middle-market businesses, include equipment loans, secured and unsecured commercial and working capital lines of credit, formula-based loans, mortgage warehouse lines, taxi medallion loans, letters of credit, Small Business Administration (SBA) product offerings and business acquisition finance credit facilities. The Company offers term financing for the acquisition or refinancing of properties, rental apartments, mixed-use commercial properties, industrial properties, warehouses, retail shopping centers, free-standing single-tenant buildings, office buildings and hotels. Other products that it provides include real estate secured lines of credit, acquisition, development and construction loan facilities and construction financing.

The Company makes commercial real estate loans secured by both owner-occupied and non-owner occupied properties. Through the Bank’s commercial lending subsidiaries, it provides mu! nicipal and equipment financing on a national basis. Pinnacle Public Finance, Inc. (Pinnacle) offers essential use equipment financing to municipalities through both loan and direct finance lease structures. United Capital Business Lending, Inc. (UCBL) offers small business equipment leases and loans with a focus on franchise equipment finance. Bridge Capital Leasing, Inc (Bridge) provides transportation equipment finance through loan, direct finance lease and operating lease structures. The Company’s portfolio of one- to four-single family residential loans includes approximately $2.4 billion of purchased loans and approximately $475 million of originated loans. It offers consumer loans to its customers for personal, family and household purposes, including auto, boat and personal installment loans. The Company services SBA loans originated and sold into the secondary market. The Company’s total loans are approximately $16.6 billion.

Investment Activities

The Company’s investment securities are classified as investment securities available for sale and investment securities held to maturity. Its investment securities available for sale include the United States treasury securities, the United States Government agency and sponsored enterprise residential mortgage-backed securities, the United States Government agency and sponsored enterprise commercial mortgage-backed securities, resecuritized real estate mortgage investment conduits, private label residential mortgage-backed securities and collateralized mortgage obligations, private label commercial mortgage-backed securities, single family rental real estate-backed securities and collateralized loan obligations, among others. Its total investment securities available for sale are approximately $4.8 billion. Its investment securities held to maturity consists of a State of Israel bond with a carrying value of over $10 million.

Sources of Funds

The Company’s sources of funds include management fees an! d dividen! ds from the Bank, access to public debt and capital markets and available for sale securities portfolio. It offers deposit products, including checking accounts, money market deposit accounts, savings accounts and certificates of deposit with various terms and rates. The Company’s total deposits are approximately $16.9 billion.

The Company competes with Bank of America, BB&T, BBVA Compass, HSBC, JPMorgan Chase, PNC, Regions Bank, Santander, Sabadell, SunTrust Banks, TD Bank, Wells Fargo, Capital One, Signature Bank, New York Community Bank, Valley National and M&T Bank.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of BankUnited (NYSE:BKU) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the thirteen research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have issued a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $40.70.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    1) Mid cap BankUnited, Inc (NYSE: BKU) seems well positioned to cash in on the migration from high tax states to Florida. With total assets of $32.2 billion at December31, 2018, the Miami Lakes based bank has80 banking centers in 15 Florida counties and 5 banking centers in the New York metropolitan area.

Hot Medical Stocks To Watch For 2021: Vera Bradley Inc.(VRA)

Vera Bradley, Inc., through its subsidiary, Vera Bradley Designs, Inc., engages in the design, production, marketing, and retail of functional accessories for women under the ?Vera Bradley? brand. Its products include a range of handbags, accessories, and travel and leisure items. The company sells its products to independent retailers located in the United States, as well as to national retailers and third party e-commerce sites. As of January 29, 2011, Vera Bradley, Inc. sold its products directly through 35 full-price stores, 4 outlet stores, verabradley.com, and an annual outlet sale in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    As for individual stocks, Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB) popped after bringing on a promising new strategic advisor, while Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) soared on a strong quarterly report.

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    Stocks to Watch Today: EXPR, BA, TSLA
    Shares of Express Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPR) are off more than 13% this morning after the retail firm issued extremely weak guidance before the bell Wednesday. Although the retail firm topped EPS estimates, it reported a 6% drop in same-store sales to complement a decline in revenue. The firm called its earnings report “disappointing” and listed a series of other challenges that face the company in 2019. Just don’t buy the stock. Shares of Boeing Co.(NYSE: BA) were off in pre-market hours as the global aviation giant continued to reel from last weekend’s Ethiopia Air crash. Countries around the globe are grounding Boeing Air MAX 9 jets until further maintenance and updates are provided by the company. China, Australia, Indonesia, and the European Union have grounded Air 737 MAX 8 flights, and investors are worried that the second crash in five months for one of these planes will cause a delay in orders. BA stock is off 11% in the last two days. Shares of Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) were off in pre-market hours thanks to a negative investor report from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS). Goldman issued a “Sell” rating for the stock and projected a weaker price for TSLA stock over concerns about fa

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) soared on Wednesday following a fourth-quarter report that beat expectations. The fashion specialist’s revenue and earnings came in ahead of analyst estimates, and its full-year guidance was better than expected. As of 11:55 a.m. EDT, the stock was up about 19.9%.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) and Capri (NYSE:CPRI) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019

Both Under Armour and Fitbit stocks are trading at dramatically lower prices than they were just a few years ago. But shares are outperforming the market so far in 2018 as investors have grown less pessimistic about their businesses.

So which of these rebounding stocks makes the better buy today?

Let’s take a closer look.

Under Armour vs. Fitbit

Company Market Cap Sales Growth Gross Profit Margin Price-to-Sales Ratio 52-Week Performance
Under Armour (NYSE:UA) (NYSE:UAA) $10 billion 3% 45% 2.1 3%
Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) $1.8 billion (26%) 43% 1.1 44%

Data sources: Company financial filings and S&P Global Market Intelligence. Sales growth and profitability figures are for the past complete fiscal year. 

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Unilever N.V. (UNLVF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In recent weeks, Procter & Gamble (PG) has received a couple of downgrades following its Q3 FY2018 results announcement. In contrast, its peer in the consumer products space, Unilever (UL)(UN)(OTCPK:UNLNF)(OTCPK:UNLYF)(OTCPK:UNLVF), was upgraded by UBS in late March. Investors also cheered the announcement of a fresh €6 billion ($7.4 billion) stock buyback program and the raising of its quarterly dividend by 8% to €0.3872/share from €0.3585. In 2017, Unilever has already completed a €5 billion share buyback programme.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Spok Holdings, Inc.(SPOK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News stories about Spok (NASDAQ:SPOK) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 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. Spok earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 46.0015198315013 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Spok (NASDAQ: SPOK) and Mobil’nye Telesistemy PAO (NYSE:MBT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Blue Nile Inc.(NILE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News headlines about Blue Nile (NASDAQ:NILE) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blue Nile earned a news sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 44.0484134103501 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Nordstrom Inc.(JWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Nordstrom outperformed the industry in the last six months driven by the smooth execution of customer strategy and disciplined inventory management. The company has an impressive surprise history with earnings beat delivered in seven of the last eight quarters and topping sales estimates in three of the trailing four quarters. Results in first-quarter fiscal 2018 gained from the shift in Nordstrom’s loyalty event to the quarter compared with the second quarter in the prior year. Management raised the low-end of its EBIT and earnings views for fiscal 2018. Also, its focus on store expansion and strengthening capabilities through further investments, particularly in digital growth, remains noteworthy. However, investments toward occupancy, technology, supply chain and marketing are weighing on its margin performance for the last few quarters. Higher expenses have been resulting in higher SG&A expense, which is hurting profitability.”

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN) released its fiscal first-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Thursday. The retailer said that it had $0.51 in earnings per share (EPS) on $3.56 billion in revenue, compared with consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for $0.44 in EPS on revenue of $3.46 billion. The same period of last year reportedly had EPS of $0.37 and $3.35 billion in revenue.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Over the past decade, Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) has been one of the most forward-thinking department stores in terms of rolling out new technology and testing innovative ways to serve customers. However, you wouldn’t know it from the company’s financial results.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) reported weaker-than-expected results for its second quarter.
    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter.
    Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) reported upbeat results for its first quarter. Comparable-store sales rose 0.6 percent.
    Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE: BOOT) disclosed a 7.2 million common stock offering.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Nordstrom Inc.’s (NYSE: JWN) fiscal second-quarter report is scheduled for Thursday after the markets close. The consensus forecast is $0.84 in EPS on $3.96 billion in revenue. Shares ended the week trading at $52.58 apiece. The consensus price target is $52.88, and the 52-week range is $37.79 to $54.61.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this clip, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool contributor Ron Gross go through the most important numbers and trends from Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN), Macy’s (NYSE:M), and JC Penney (NYSE:JCP), explain why the stocks went in the directions they did after reports came out, and take a peek at the long-term health of each mall-based retailer.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: LightPath Technologies, Inc.(LPTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares rose 14.1 percent to $3.65 in the pre-market trading session after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH) rose 13.3 percent to $2.43 in pre-market trading after reporting a third-quarter earnings beat.
    MYnd Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYND) rose 10.5 percent to $3.49 in pre-market trading. MYnd Analytics reported a Q2 net loss of $2.7 million on revenue of $459,900.
    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares rose 8.4 percent to $5.68 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) shares rose 7.7 percent to $8.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 7.5 percent to $6.45 in pre-market trading after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
    Mimecast Ltd (NASDAQ: MIME) rose 6.5 percent to $43.50 in pre-market trading following a first-quarter sales beat.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 6 percent to $12.50 in pre-market trading after surging 77.44 percent on Monday.
    Intellia Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTLA) shares rose 6 percent to $26.05 in pre-market trading after climbing 3.58 percent on Monday.
    PPDAI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PPDF) rose 4.7 percent to $7.20 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Xunlei Limited (NASDAQ: XNET) rose 4.1 percent to $13.88 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.54 percent on Monday.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) shares rose 4.5 percent to $21.73 in pre-market trading. Mizuho upgraded Valeant from Neutral to Buy.
    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) rose 4.1 percent to $3.80 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) rose 3.4 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after jumping 23.25 percent o
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about LightPath Technologies (NASDAQ:LPTH) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring 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 closest to one being the most favorable. LightPath Technologies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the technology company an impact score of 46.9867601112654 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Meta Financial Group Inc.(CASH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Meta Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH) – Equities researchers at B. Riley cut their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Meta Financial Group in a report issued on Tuesday, June 19th. B. Riley analyst S. Moss now forecasts that the savings and loans company will post earnings per share of $6.43 for the year, down from their previous forecast of $6.90. B. Riley currently has a “Buy” rating and a $132.00 price target on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for Meta Financial Group’s Q1 2019 earnings at $1.29 EPS and Q2 2019 earnings at $3.46 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cashcoin (CURRENCY:CASH) traded 2.9% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on March 11th. Cashcoin has a total market cap of $33,240.00 and approximately $103.00 worth of Cashcoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last seven days, Cashcoin has traded 16.8% lower against the US dollar. One Cashcoin coin can currently be bought for $0.0006 or 0.00000016 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Crex24, DOBI trade and cfinex.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Meta Financial Group (CASH)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cash Poker Pro (CURRENCY:CASH) traded flat against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 19:00 PM Eastern on April 15th. Over the last week, Cash Poker Pro has traded flat against the U.S. dollar. One Cash Poker Pro token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0543 or 0.00000604 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. Cash Poker Pro has a total market cap of $0.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Cash Poker Pro was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: CBOE Holdings Inc.(CBOE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Blitchok]

    After CBOE Global Markets Inc (NASDAQ: CBOE) launched bitcoin futures in December, Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW) didn't immediately make the product available to clients, said Barry Metzger, the brokerage’s senior vice president of global, trading and advice.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBOE) reported expansive earnings growth in its first-quarter 2018 report, issued on May 3. In addition to revenue tacked on from its acquisition of Bats Global Markets in March 2017, Cboe enjoyed increased volume in trading of the company’s proprietary VIX (Cboe Volatility Index) futures and options.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Deutsche Börse (OTCMKTS: DBOEY) and Cboe Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NYSEMKT:CBOE)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 8, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.(THG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    The Hanover Insurance Group (NYSE:THG) was upgraded by stock analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report issued on Friday, Marketbeat Ratings reports.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Hanover Insurance Group (NYSE:THG) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas cut its holdings in The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE:THG) by 36.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 9,373 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 5,283 shares during the quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in The Hanover Insurance Group were worth $1,105,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Hanover Insurance Group (NYSE:THG) was downgraded by equities researchers at Sandler O’Neill from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday, The Fly reports.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: IPG Photonics Corporation(IPGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was IPG Photonics Corp. (NASDAQ: IPGP) which fell about 13.5% to $133.16. The stock’s 52-week range is $132.88 to $264.11. Volume was 3.7 million compared to the daily average volume of less than 1 million.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of several fiber-optic networking stocks rose at least 12% in February, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Fiber lasers manufacturer IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) led the pack with a 16.6% gain. Long-haul networking expert Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) added 16.1%, laser and optics specialist Coherent (NASDAQ:COHR) rose 12.6%, and optoelectronic components maker II-VI (NASDAQ:IIVI) posted an 11.9% return.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Moors & Cabot Inc. raised its stake in IPG Photonics Co. (NASDAQ:IPGP) by 2.9% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 10,455 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 295 shares during the period. Moors & Cabot Inc.’s holdings in IPG Photonics were worth $2,440,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    After an auspicious beginning, 2018 ended on a sour note for IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP). The maker of industrial lasers signaled in July that the growing trade war between the U.S. and China and softening demand in Europe would take a toll on its third-quarter results. This news rattled investors, sending the stock slumping by more than 25%.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Northrop Grumman Corporation(NOC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) traded up 3.8 percent and 1.4 percent, respectively.

    Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) actually rose on the news despite now having to reconsider its recently negotiated a $20 billion sale to Iran.

  • [By David Zeiler]

    For sure, the major defense stocks will all benefit. Names like Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT), Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC), Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN), and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) are all solid plays on the growth in defense spending.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019

Athletic gear maker Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) last week took over the top spot as the best performing Dow Jones industrial average stock for the year to date. The stock gained about 8.5% during the week, with more than all of that coming on Friday when the shares added nearly 11%. For the year to date, Nike stock is up 27.4%.

The second-best performer among the Dow index equities so far this year is Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), which is up 16.16%. That is followed by Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), up 15.28%, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), up 13.8%, and Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), up 12.35%. Of the 30 Dow stocks, 12 have managed to post a gain to date in 2018.

The Dow experienced another tough week, dropping nearly 310 points over the course of the past week to close at 24,271.41, down about 1.3% from the previous Friday’s close. It could have been even worse. At Wednesday’s close, the Dow was down more than 450 points for the week. The index closed up less than 1% for the second quarter but down 1.8% for the first six months of 2018.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Quad Graphics, Inc(QUAD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Cramer was bearish on Chesapeake Energy (CHK) , Adaptimmune Therapeutics (ADAP) , Icahn Enterprises (IEP) , Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) , Quad/Graphics (QUAD) , Spectra Energy Partners (SEP) and L Brands (LB) .

  • [By ]

    Quad/Graphics (QUAD) : “They have a 6% yield but they have no growth. I’m taking a pass.”

    Spectra Energy Partners (SEP) : “People are worried about natural gas transit. I’m worried about that 9% yield.”

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Spok Holdings, Inc.(SPOK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News stories about Spok (NASDAQ:SPOK) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 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. Spok earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 46.0015198315013 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Spok (NASDAQ: SPOK) and Mobil’nye Telesistemy PAO (NYSE:MBT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Marathon Petroleum Corporation(MPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Not only is Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) the newest member of the Franchise List, but it is a returning member. Also, the company has begunof the long process of completing a massive purchase of another refining giant. Marathon agreed to buy rival Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV) for $23.3 billion in the biggest-ever deal for an oil refiner. That would create the largest independent fuel maker in the United States.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    There has been a slew of merger & acquisition activity in the refining industry as of late as companies look to add economy of scale. The rate of consolidation went into warp speed last week when Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) and Andeavor (NYSE:ANDV) announced their $23 billion merger deal. HollyFrontier isn’t a big fish in this industry, but it does have a reputation for making value-adding acquisitions. So of course, an analyst asked CEO George Damiris on the company’s conference call for his view of the M&A market and what we might expect from HollyFrontier. Here’s his response:

  • [By Jason Hall, Tyler Crowe, and John Bromels]

    If you’re shopping for great buys in the oil patch right now, three Motley Fool contributors think you should take a close look at tech-heavy but asset-light oilfield services providerCore Laboratories N.V.(NYSE:CLB), value-priced independent oil producerApache Corporation(NYSE:APA), and refining giantMarathon Petroleum Corp(NYSE:MPC).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Traders bought shares of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) on weakness during trading on Thursday. $138.21 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $102.43 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $35.78 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Marathon Petroleum had the 13th highest net in-flow for the day. Marathon Petroleum traded down ($1.22) for the day and closed at $69.60

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Marathon Petroleum earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.2436065193767 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Western Asset Municipal High Income Fund, Inc.(MHF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Vivaldi Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Western Asset Municipal (NYSE:MHF) by 64.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 32,185 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 12,646 shares during the quarter. Vivaldi Capital Management LLC owned about 0.15% of Western Asset Municipal worth $231,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Lincoln Educational Services Corporation(LINC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Lincoln Educational Services Co. (NASDAQ:LINC) – Equities research analysts at Barrington Research cut their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Lincoln Educational Services in a report released on Wednesday, May 9th. Barrington Research analyst A. Paris. Jr now anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of ($0.02) for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of ($0.01). Barrington Research has a “Buy” rating and a $2.50 price target on the stock. Barrington Research also issued estimates for Lincoln Educational Services’ FY2018 earnings at ($0.14) EPS.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: WD-40 Company(WDFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Rich Smith, and Daniel Miller]

    In the spirit of Lynch’s investment principles, we asked three of our Motley Fool investors to each highlight a stock Wall Street isn’t paying much attention to, but could be a great investment. Here’s a brief look at their selections: WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC), Control4 (NASDAQ:CTRL), and VSE Corporation (NASDAQ:VSEC).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) Director Daniel E. Pittard bought 530 shares of WD-40 stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 10th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $132.65 per share, for a total transaction of $70,304.50. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    The message you get when you read through an investor presentation deck for the WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC) is growth. The North Star for management is to grow its revenue to $700 million annually by 2025 while maintaining its current margins. So when looking at the company’s earnings reports, the first thing that any investor is going to look at is the revenue growth rate.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Investors that have taken a long-term, buy-and-hold approach to wealth-building might not dispute that claim. Owning a stock for years — or decades — makes future dividend yields higher, future share growth more powerful, and provides peace of mind compared to the more frenzied buying and selling that seems to dominate investing today. Even better, there’s never a bad time to start. Those looking for top stocks of the next decade might want to take a closer look at oil driller EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG), maintenance products specialist WD-40 Company (NASDAQ:WDFC), and home water technology leader A.O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS).

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Avondale Wealth Management cut its position in iShares Core S&P Mid Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:IJH) by 24.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 51,587 shares of the company’s stock after selling 16,716 shares during the quarter. iShares Core S&P Mid Cap ETF makes up about 8.3% of Avondale Wealth Management’s holdings, making the stock its 5th biggest position. Avondale Wealth Management’s holdings in iShares Core S&P Mid Cap ETF were worth $10,048,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Portland Global Advisors LLC cut its position in shares of iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:IJH) by 2.1% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 12,875 shares of the company’s stock after selling 270 shares during the quarter. iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF accounts for 1.0% of Portland Global Advisors LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 24th biggest holding. Portland Global Advisors LLC’s holdings in iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF were worth $2,508,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Newell Rubbermaid Inc.(NWL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC cut its position in Newell Brands Inc (NYSE:NWL) by 20.2% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 88,318 shares of the company’s stock after selling 22,384 shares during the period. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC’s holdings in Newell Brands were worth $2,250,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Investors sold shares of Newell Brands Inc (NYSE:NWL) on strength during trading on Tuesday. $18.02 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $72.22 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $54.20 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Newell Brands had the 13th highest net out-flow for the day. Newell Brands traded up $0.20 for the day and closed at $26.22

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) traded down more than 1.5% Thursday and posted a new 52-week low of $23.41 after closing Wednesday at $24.78. The stock’s 52-week high is $55.08. Volume totaled around 8.2 million, approaching 15% above the daily average of around 1.1 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By ]

    TheStreet’s founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer weighs in on Tuesday’s trending topics including Goldman Sachs (GS) , JPMorgan Chase (JPM) , Newell Brands (NWL) and Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) .

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Foot Locker, Inc.(FL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Foot Locker Inc. (NYSE:FL) were up 13.5% as of 11:00 a.m. EDT Friday after the footwear retailer announced better-than-expected fiscal first-quarter 2018 results.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Friday was Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) which traded down about 12% at $40.08. The stocks 52-week range is $28.42 to $77.86. Volume was about 22 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.6 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) to report quarterly earnings at $1.25 per share on revenue of $1.96 billion before the opening bell. Foot Locker shares gained 2.39 percent to $47.50 in after-hours trading.
    Zoe’s Kitchen Inc (NYSE: ZOES) reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. The company also lowered its FY18 sales outlook from $358million-$368 million to $345 million-$352 million. Zoe’s Kitchen shares tumbled 23.64 percent to $11.05 in the after-hours trading session.
    Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak forecast for the current quarter. Ross Stores shares dropped 4.80 percent to $78.98 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB) to have earned $1.15 per share on revenue of $277.35 million in the latest quarter. Hibbett will release earnings before the markets open. Hibbett shares rose 2.23 percent to $29.60 in after-hours trading.
    Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NYSE: DECK) reported better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter. Deckers Outdoor shares surged 4.90 percent to $108.75 in the after-hours trading session.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) rose 15.3 percent to $53.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVFM) rose 10.4 percent to $4.58 in pre-market trading. Evofem Biosciences reported closing of public offering of common stock and warrants.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) rose 7.3 percent to $4.88 in pre-market trading after declining 1.94 percent on Thursday.
    SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SEDG) shares rose 5.7 percent to $59.65 in pre-market trading after falling 8.43 percent on Thursday.
    Yirendai Ltd. (NYSE: YRD) rose 5 percent to $30.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Deckers Outdoor Corp (NYSE: DECK) rose 4.9 percent to $108.75 in pre-market trading after reporteingd better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter.
    Blue Apron Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: APRN) rose 4.2 percent to $3.21 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.70 percent on Thursday.
    Recro Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: REPH) rose 4 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after dropping 54.67 percent on Thursday.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) rose 3.8 percent to $4.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.86 percent on Thursday.
    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BW) shares rose 2.9 percent to $2.85 in pre-market trading after climbing 7.78 percent on Thursday.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares rose 2.5 percent to $14.20 in pre-market trading after surging 11.33 percent on Thursday.

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment fromMotley Fool Money, host Chris Hill and analysts David Kretzmann, Jason Moser, and Aaron Bush break down the latest earnings report from sneaker specialist Foot Locker(NYSE:FL), which was not strong, but also not as bad as Wall Street had expected. Despite falling comps and a shrinking store count, the stock price jumped by around 15% in response to the release. The guys talk about Foot Locker’s path ahead, whether its outlook is too optimistic, the challenges of e-commerce, and a bigger threat to its sustainability than Amazon(NASDAQ:AMZN).

  • [By Stephen Mack]

    The examples seem endless…

    Sears Holdings Co. (Nasdaq: SHLD), which has gone from 1,980 stores in 2013 to just 1,002 as of February, has announced the closing of more than 190 stores so far this year. Foot Locker Inc. (NYSE: FL) closed more than 140 stores around the world last year and expects a net loss of 70 more in 2018. Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: KORS) announced last May that it would close 125 stores. American Apparel, Claire’s, Toys R Us, and Payless, among others, have all filed for bankruptcy.

    But there is one specialty retailer that isn’t feeling the pinch. In fact, this company is doubling down on its brick-and-mortar locations. It acquired 11 of its franchise stores in Maryland last March, making 814 of its 951 stores now owned by the company.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Nevro Corp.(NVRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN lessened its holdings in Nevro (NYSE:NVRO) by 5.2% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 823,579 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after selling 45,510 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Nevro were worth $71,378,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Nevro Corp. (NYSE: NVRO) traded down about 19% Friday and posted a new 52-week low of $54.87 after closing Thursday at $68.04. The stock’s 52-week high is $94.34. Volume totaled around 5.7 million, close to 15 times the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Shares ofNevro Corp. (NYSE:NVRO)are falling today, down 13% as of 10:21 a.m. EDT, after an SEC filing revealed that the medical device company’s VP of sales has been fired.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Nevro (NYSE:NVRO) released its quarterly earnings results on Monday. The medical equipment provider reported ($0.59) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.32) by ($0.27), Bloomberg Earnings reports. Nevro had a negative net margin of 11.22% and a negative return on equity of 15.01%.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Nevro Corp. (NASDAQ: NVRO) fell 11.6 percent to $81.58 in pre-market trading after reporting wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) shares fell 8.3 percent to $20.33 in pre-market trading after the company reported a wider-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) fell 7.5 percent to $51.74 in pre-market trading. Zillow reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak sales guidance for the second quarter.
    Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) fell 7.2 percent to $3.11 in pre-market trading after reporting wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) shares fell 5.5 percent to $4.14 in pre-market trading after rising 11.17 percent on Monday.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) fell 5.1 percent to $95.00 in pre-market trading. Albemarle declared a quarterly dividend of $0.335 per share.
    Tata Motors Limited (NYSE: TTM) fell 4.8 percent to $23.80 in pre-market trading.
    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) fell 4.5 percent to $57.14 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) shares fell 4.3 percent to $2.25 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.73 percent on Monday.
    51job, Inc. (NASDAQ: JOBS) shares fell 4.2 percent to $93 in pre-market trading after rising 3.55 percent on Monday

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    After reporting first-quarter results,shares in Nevro Corp. (NYSE:NVRO),a medical device maker that is focused onpain management, fell 15% as of 10:58 a.m. EDT on Tuesday.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now

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Nestl茅 is an absolute juggernaut of a business. It has a market capitalization (number of shares outstanding multiplied by the share price) of nearly $240 billion which places the company on the edge of being one of the ten largest companies on the planet.

This is a blue, blue, blue chip if there ever was one.

Nestl茅 has its base of operations in Vevey, Switzerland. The company had been around for quite some time 152 years to be exact. I guess you could say that the business has proved to have some staying power.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Sun Life Financial Inc.(SLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sun Life Financial (NYSE: SLF) and Scor (OTCMKTS:SCRYY) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sentry Investments Corp. grew its holdings in Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) (TSE:SLF) by 2.3% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 531,100 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 11,900 shares during the quarter. Sentry Investments Corp.’s holdings in Sun Life Financial were worth $28,101,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Chemical Financial Corporation(CHFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Chemical Financial (NASDAQ:CHFC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Chemical Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 45.6707430515367 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Chemical Financial Co. (NASDAQ:CHFC) by 60.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 16,192 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,123 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Chemical Financial were worth $884,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chemical Financial (NASDAQ: CHFC) and Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Spok Holdings, Inc.(SPOK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News stories about Spok (NASDAQ:SPOK) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 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. Spok earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 46.0015198315013 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Spok (NASDAQ: SPOK) and Mobil’nye Telesistemy PAO (NYSE:MBT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.(UEPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares rose 44.7 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 23.2 percent to $65.01 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) rose 17 percent to $13.55 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) rose 13.8 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the FDA Advisory Committee voted in favor of WAYLIVRA for the treatment of familial chylomicronemia syndrome.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 9.4 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a collaboration with Iovance Biotherapeutics.
    ViewRay, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRAY) rose 13.7 percent to $8.80 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT) rose 5.6 percent to $32.00 in pre-market trading after falling 2.26 percent on Thursday.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5.6 percent to $9.30 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) rose 4.7 percent to $47.50 in pre-market trading.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 4.2 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS) shares rose 3.7 percent to $11.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 earnings.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (NASDAQ: TXMD) rose 7.3 percent to $6.90 in pre-market trading after the company reported the FDA approval of TX-004HR: IMVEXXY (estradiol vaginal inserts) for moderate to severe dyspareunia due to menopause.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) rose 6.1 percent to $10.50 in pre-market trading after falling 1.20 percent on Tuesday
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) shares rose 5.7 percent to $44.60 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE: CRM) rose 5.4 percent to $133.67 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and raised its forecast for the full year.
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) rose 5.3 percent to $7.35 in pre-market trading.
    PagSeguro Digital Ltd. (NYSE: PAGS) rose 5.3 percent to $33.50 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) rose 4.9 percent to $19.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) rose 4.9 percent to $4.95 in pre-market trading. Dalian Wanda will set up a joint venture with Tencent and Groupon's former local unit, Reuters reported.
    Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ: OKTA) rose 4.4 percent to $56 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.43 percent on Tuesday
    Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) rose 4.3 percent to $120.92 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.05 percent on Tuesday.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) shares rose 3.7 percent to $23.78 in pre-market trading after falling 4.70 percent on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc (NASDAQ: EVLV) shares rose 2.7 percent to $1.14 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.

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Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Stoneridge Inc.(SRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new stake in Stoneridge, Inc. (NYSE:SRI) in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 7,757 shares of the auto parts company’s stock, valued at approximately $214,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Stoneridge, Inc. (NYSE:SRI) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $31.40.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Aceto Corporation(ACET)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Aceto Corp. (NASDAQ: ACET) saw its shares halved on Thursday after the company gave a critical update. There is a lot going on for Aceto in this update, and most of it is not good news. Amid credit negotiations there are also changes at the highest level of management, making this a tough pill to swallow.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Aceto Corporation (NYSE: ACET) shares dropped 63 percent to $2.775 following announcement of financial challenges. The company has suspended further guidance and is evaluating strategic alternatives. Aceto also expects reduction in dividend moving forward. Canaccord Genuity downgraded Aceto from Buy to Sell.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ: ACET) fell 41.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading. ACETO board disclosed that it is taking proactive steps to address business and financial challenges. Canaccord Genuity downgraded Aceto from Buy to Sell.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) fell 25.3 percent to $2.86 in pre-market trading after reporting an ATM offering of $150 million.
    Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE: PIR) fell 17.4 percent to $2.86 in pre-market trading after reporting a fourth quarter sales miss. Comps were down 7.5 percent in the quarter.
    Sleep Number Corporation (NASDAQ: SNBR) fell 12.4 percent to $32.00 in pre-market trading following a first quarter earnings miss.
    Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTK) fell 10.2 percent to $11.90 in pre-market trading on news of $125 million convertible debt offering.
    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACK) shares fell 8 percent to $8.02 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.02 percent on Wednesday.
    Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPO) shares fell 5.6 percent to $80 in pre-market trading.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares fell 4.8 percent to $60.00 in pre-market trading after rising 1.78 percent on Wednesday.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) fell 4.6 percent to $2.10 in pre-market trading after surging 84.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE: TSM) shares fell 4.5 percent to $40.07 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results.
    Align Technology, Inc.. (NASDAQ: ALGN) fell 3.5 percent to $267.40 in pre-market trading after rising 1.61 percent on Wednesday.
    Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) shares fell 3.5 percent to $12 in pre-market trading after the company issued quarterly fleet status report.
    GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) fell 3.2 percent to $4.90 in pre-market trading.
    Unilever PLC (NYSE: UL) fell 2.6 percent to $54.73 in pre-market

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Aceto (NASDAQ: ACET) and PetIQ (NASDAQ:PETQ) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.