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Hot China Stocks For 2019

Grab just got another $1 billion to expand its war chest in Asia.

The Singapore-based ride-hailing company, which recently bought out Uber’s business in southeast Asia, said Thursday that it had raised fresh funding from big investors including Wall Street’s Oppenheimer and China’s Ping An.

Grab said it will use the cash infusion to help grow the number of services its app offers, particularly in Indonesia, a big regional market where it is battling local player GoJek.

The company announced last month it was opening its app to outside developers and adding grocery deliveries to its suite of services. The new app will include a news feed and feature content like restaurant reviews, short films and games.

Its goal is to get people to use Grab for as many things as possible.

Jakarta-based GoJek has been making a similar push in Indonesia. GoJek users can buy movie tickets, connect with pharmacies and order on-demand hair and makeup stylists.

Hot China Stocks For 2019: First Business Financial Services Inc.(FBIZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    International Bancshares (NASDAQ: IBOC) and First Business Financial Services (NASDAQ:FBIZ) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Hot China Stocks For 2019: Wayfair Inc.(W)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Fourth-quarter earnings season continues over the shortened trading week ahead, with hundreds of companies set to announce their latest numbers. Below, we’ll take a look at the metrics that could send shares of Domino’s (NYSE:DPZ), Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN), and Wayfair (NYSE:W) moving over the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wayfair Inc (NYSE:W) insider Steve Oblak sold 227 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $149.29, for a total transaction of $33,888.83. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 113,908 shares in the company, valued at approximately $17,005,325.32. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    One of last week’s biggest winners was Wayfair (NYSE:W), moving 20.3% higher after posting better-than-expected financial results. Profitability remains elusive for the online furniture retailer, but it’s hard to argue with its heady growth at a time when grabbing market share is the name of the game. 

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Earlier in 2018, the Supreme Court took the opportunity to revisit the issue in a case involving online furniture retailer Wayfair (NYSE:W). South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. involves a fact pattern similar to Quill, with the South Dakota state government seeking to enforce a state law allowing collection of sales tax on online retailers with sales of more than $100,000 or more than 200 different transactions to South Dakota online shoppers.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos, Jeremy Bowman, and Steve Symington]

    If you’re attracted to the growth potential that these cryptocurrencies promise, but would prefer a more stable long-term investment, then it’s time to take a closer look at Iqiyi (NASDAQ:IQ), Wayfair (NYSE:W), and Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW).

  • [By Chris Lange]

    When Wayfair Inc. (NYSE: W) reported its most recent quarterly results early on Thursday, the specialty retailer posted a net loss of $0.77 per share on $1.66 billion in revenue. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters had called for a net loss of $0.73 per share and revenue of $1.6 billion. In the second quarter of last year, Wayfair said it had a net loss of $0.26 per share and $1.12 billion in revenue.

Hot China Stocks For 2019: Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc.(SRNE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Sorrento Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SRNE) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six analysts that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $21.08.

  • [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) .

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sorrento Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SRNE) was up 5.7% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $5.65 and last traded at $5.55. Approximately 1,121,081 shares traded hands during trading, a decline of 58% from the average daily volume of 2,692,661 shares. The stock had previously closed at $5.25.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019

It’s been a couple of weeks since Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A, NYSE:BRK.B) released its annual letter to shareholders. By now, investors and media alike have had a chance to digest everything Warren Buffett had to say about the year that just passed.

For 2017, there was no bigger news story than the $29 billion windfall to the company’s net worth, thanks to the reduction in the federal corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%. Berkshire Hathaway isn’t the only company to benefit from the tax cut. But it is one of the most widely followed, so Buffett’s comments on the subject traveled fast.

As I went through the entire letter, I found it to be one of the least entertaining in recent years. Sure, there were the usual lighthearted moments, but it didn’t come across nearly as folksy as in past years. Perhaps the Oracle of Omaha has nothing left to say.

For me, the tidbit that caught my attention — you’d need a microscope to find it — was a brief mention of BNSF, the company’s railroad subsidiary:

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Independent Bank Corporation(IBCP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Independent Bank (NASDAQ:IBCP) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

    IBCP has been the topic of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Independent Bank from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. ValuEngine raised Independent Bank from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Boenning Scattergood reissued a hold rating on shares of Independent Bank in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Hovde Group set a $26.00 price objective on Independent Bank and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Independent Bank presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $25.25.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Independent Bank Co.(MI) (NASDAQ:IBCP) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven brokerages that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $26.33.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc.(SRNE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sorrento Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SRNE) shares gapped down before the market opened on Monday . The stock had previously closed at $6.75, but opened at $6.55. Sorrento Therapeutics shares last traded at $6.35, with a volume of 2670350 shares traded.

  • [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 Steve Symington]

    But some individual stocks missed out on the positive mood prevailing on Wall Street. Read on to learn why Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ:CLNE), Sorrento Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRNE), and iQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ) slumped today.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Galaxy Resources Limited (GALXF)

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  • [By ]

    Galaxy Resources [ASX:GXY] (OTCPK:GALXF) – Price = AUD 3.42

    Galaxy Resources is an Australian pure play lithium miner with 3 lithium projects globally.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Simpson Manufacturing Company Inc.(SSD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Northern Trust Corp lowered its stake in shares of Simpson Manufacturing (NYSE:SSD) by 0.1% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 1,268,384 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 968 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp’s holdings in Simpson Manufacturing were worth $73,047,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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Best Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018

Medical Properties Trust (NYSE:MPW) has produced some seriously nice growth in recent quarters. Not only have revenues jumped around 200% since 2013, but net income also has jumped a whopping 227% in the same time frame. So why is the stock trading at less than 20x last year’s earnings? The answer is debt.

Medical Properties Trust invests in real estate suitable for medical uses. It’s a cool concept, because let’s face it, healthcare has a lot of money. Unfortunately the company has initiated a ton of financing in order to do it. The investment becomes a question of how much you’re willing to stomach in regards to long-term liabilities. On the one hand, it offers exposure to real estate in the most insulated market in the world, healthcare. It offers a great dividend, and historical trends of increasing revenue. On the other hand, its interest expenses could rise with rates, and the share counts are increasing quickly.

The growth story

The growth has been phenomenal. On an annual basis, revenues are on pace to hit $1 billion within the next few years. The aforementioned 227% increase in net income over a five-year period brought MPW’s fiscal 2017 net income to $288.38 million. 2018 looks to keep the positive momentum alive with a first-quarter worth discussion.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018: 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 ]

    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) .

  • [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.”

Best Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018: (LGEAF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Coherent’s ELA deposition technology for LTPS backplane isn’t used in OLED TVs, where LG (OTC:LGEAF) uses metal oxide backpanes. There was some worry by analysts whether that technology could migrate to the smartphone panel market which CEO Ambroseo could not dispel entirely, but he argued that it has not been demonstrated suitable for handsets or battery-powered devices at this point.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018: Merit Medical Systems Inc.(MMSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

      

    Clearside Biomedical, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLSD) shares declined 32.19 percent to close at $9.86 on Thursday. Clearside Biomedical disclosed that its Phase 2 trial of CLS-TA met primary and secondary endpoints met in 6-month trial.
    scPharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SCPH) shares dipped 30.1 percent to close at $9.94 on Thursday after the FDA identified deficiencies in the company’s New Drug Application for FUROSCIX. However, the FDA letter did not specify deficiencies identified and notification does not reflect final decision on information under review.
    Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA) fell 24.08 percent to close at $1.86. Euroseas announced completion of the spin-off of its drybulk fleet into EuroDry Ltd.
    Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ: GLNG) fell 25.09 percent to close at $25.98 following Q1 results.
    Oragenics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OGEN) shares dropped 25 percent to close at $1.50 on Thursday.
    Guess', Inc. (NYSE: GES) dropped 19.44 percent to close at $19.60 following Q1 results.
    Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMD) dropped 15.94 percent to close at $109.09 on Thursday following FQ3 results.
    Fusion Connect, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) shares fell 15.55 percent to close at $3.91.
    Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) dropped 14.44 percent to close at $8.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) shares declined 14.28 percent to close at $82.59 after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and lowered its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ: TITN) dropped 13.94 percent to close at $18.09 after reporting Q1 results.
    Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CODX) declined 13.17 percent to close at $2.90 after declining 5.65 percent on Wednesday.
    Concordia International Corp. (NASDAQ: CXRX) fell 12.89 percent to close at $0.2440 after the company announced that it would be delisted from the Nasdaq.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) slipped 12.46 percent

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI) by 5.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 412,344 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after buying an additional 20,334 shares during the quarter. Merit Medical Systems comprises approximately 1.9% of Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 4th largest position. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. owned 0.82% of Merit Medical Systems worth $18,699,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018: Myers Industries, Inc.(MYE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Myers Industries, Inc. (NYSE:MYE) Director Frederic Jack Liebau, Jr. bought 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 30th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $19.28 per share, for a total transaction of $19,280.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 28,957 shares in the company, valued at approximately $558,290.96. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) and Myers Industries (NYSE:MYE) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018: Yum! Brands, Inc.(YUM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Burney Co. increased its holdings in shares of Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) by 475.3% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 44,278 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 36,582 shares during the quarter. Burney Co.’s holdings in Yum! Brands were worth $3,769,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado reduced its position in shares of Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) by 6.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 59,869 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 3,827 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado’s holdings in Yum! Brands were worth $5,097,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    In other Yum! Brands news, CEO Brian R. Niccol sold 2,294 shares of Yum! Brands stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $84.90, for a total value of $194,760.60. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 10,160 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $862,584. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Brian R. Niccol sold 945 shares of Yum! Brands stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $79.90, for a total value of $75,505.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 10,785 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $861,721.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.63% of the company’s stock.

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Best Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018: Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc.(CRZO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO) was maintained as Buy but the price target was cut to $44 from $45 at Stifel.

    CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) was reiterated as Buy with a $79 price target (versus a $52.42 close) at Argus. The firm was very positive about its individual prospects but was still very concerned about a possible re-merger with Viacom.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc (NASDAQ:CRZO) – Analysts at SunTrust Banks increased their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas in a research note issued on Sunday, June 3rd. SunTrust Banks analyst N. Dingmann now expects that the oil and gas producer will earn $0.84 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.75. SunTrust Banks currently has a “Buy” rating and a $25.00 target price on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Carrizo Oil & Gas’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.91 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $2.85 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $4.13 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $4.20 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now

The British pound is on a scorching rally, making it the best performing major currency of the year so far.

Badly battered in the aftermath of Britain’s 2016 vote to leave the European Union, the currency has staged a major comeback, and has climbed 6% against the dollar and 3% against the euro this year alone.

The pound is gaining ground despite the fact that Brexit remains full of uncertainties. A trade deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union, its biggest trading partner, is far from certain, meaning the country might still crash out of the bloc without one. That would be disastrous for British companies and the wider economy.

So why the boom in the pound?

Kallum Pickering, senior economist at Berenberg, said that while the United Kingdom is missing out on the current global growth upswing because of Brexit, the economy is still doing much better than investors anticipated after the referendum.

The economy grew by 1.7% in 2017. That was weaker than 2016, but way better than the 1.1% predicted by the International Monetary Fund in the wake of the referendum. (Before the vote in June 2016, the IMF had forecast the United Kingdom to grow by 2.2% in 2017.)

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Avangrid, Inc.(AGR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $4.60 billion.
    Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $5.75 billion.
    Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.09 per share on revenue of $815.16 million.
    Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $1.82 billion.
    Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $822.15 million.
    Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LECO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $729.83 million.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $251.93 million.
    FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $3.43 billion.
    Koninklijke Philips NV (ADR) (NYSE: PHG) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE: BOH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $162.39 million.
    Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $1.72 billion.

     

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Top 5 Performing 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 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Viking Therapeutics, Inc.(VKTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares climbed 31.68 percent to close at $7.19 on Wednesday. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares gained 24.15 percent to close at $3.29. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) shares surged 24 percent to close at $6.82.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 20.25 percent to close at $4.87.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) shares surged 18.42 percent to close at $22.50
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) rose 16.15 percent to close at $83.34. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    Pain Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTIE) shares jumped 16.07 percent to close at $10.62.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) rose 16.04 percent to close at $14.11.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) gained 14.88 percent to close at $6.33.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) rose 13.96 percent to close at $5.55.
    Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) jumped 13.88 percent to close at $67.27 on Wednesday.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) jumped 12.59 percent to close at $11.98 after reporting Q1 results.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) rose 12.01 percent to close at $5.13.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) gained 11.93 percent to close at $3.19.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) climbed 11.66 percent to close at $24.52 on Wednesday after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M) rose 10.83 percent to close at $33.17 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter and lifted guidance.
    ChemoCentryx, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCXI) gained 9.36 percent to close at $12.50. Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on ChemoCentryx with a Buy rating.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX)
  • [By William Romov]

    Currently trading at $4.52 per share, Viking Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VKTX) develops drugs to treat fatty liver disease and post-hip surgery rehabilitation. It has the highest share price of the penny stocks on our list today.

  • [By George Budwell]

    Shares of Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX), a clinical-stage biotech developing treatments for endocrine and metabolic disorders,dropped by 30.1% last month,according toS&P Global Market Intelligence. What’s all the fuss about?

  • [By George Budwell]

    Over the past year, for example, gene therapy company uniQure N.V. (NASDAQ:QURE) and endocrine specialist Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VKTX) both saw their shares skyrocket against the backdrop of a fairly weak overall market for biotech. Despite their rapid appreciation, though, these two stocks might still be incredible bargains for investors comfortable with high levels of risk. Here’s why.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: iShares Core S&P 500 (IVV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The S&P 500 is one of the world's most widely followed equity indexes. There are over $7.8 trillion in global assets benchmarked to the index, according to ProShares data. The world's two largest ETFs, SPY and the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: IVV), track the S&P 500. Those ETFs have about $395 billion in combined assets under management and are the only two ETFs trading in the U.S. with over $100 billion in assets.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Logitech International S.A.(LOGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 155.56 percent to close at $5.75 on Thursday.
    Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: INSP) shares gained 56.12 percent to close at $24.98. Inspire Medical went public Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The company issued 6.75 million shares priced at $16 each.
    Presbia PLC (NASDAQ: LENS) shares rose 53.02 percent to close at $3.55.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares rose 46.29 percent to close at $32.11. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) climbed 27.78 percent to close at $5.75.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares gained 26.27 percent to close at $21.15 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares jumped 22.16 percent to close at $4.30 on Thursday after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) rose 20.45 percent to close at $2.65 on Thursday.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) surged 18.36 percent to close at $9.99 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) jumped 17.68 percent to close at $35.74 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) jumped 17.4 percent to close at $5.87. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
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    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares gained 17.17 percent to close at $31.05 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
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  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
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    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares gained 51 percent to $33.1365. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) shares jumped 34 percent to $3.00.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares rose 28.2 percent to $4.51 after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares jumped 27.8 percent to $21.40 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 20.5 percent to $8.920 after climbing 107.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) gained 19.5 percent to $ 5.97. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) rose 18.9 percent to $10.035 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) gained 18.3 percent to $3.0177. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to report Q1 results on May 15.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) rose 18.1 percent to $35.85 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares jumped 16 percent to $30.75 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
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    Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT) shares surged 12 percent to $40.06 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) rose 11.8 percent to $40.93 following Q1 results.
    Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL) surged 11.2 percent to $27.36. Engility reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware raised its stake in Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) by 7.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 30,741 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,017 shares during the period. Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware’s holdings in Logitech were worth $1,129,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) insider Marcel Stolk sold 60,381 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.08, for a total value of $2,420,070.48. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 70,928 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,842,794.24. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

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  • [By Donald van Deventer]

    The latest implied forward rate forecast from Kamakura Corporation shows projected 10-year U.S. Treasury yields differing -0.07% to 0.03% from last week while fixed rate mortgage yields varied by -0.01% to 0.08%. Mortgage yields, determined by the Monday through Wednesday weekly survey of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, lag Treasury movements simply because of the 3-day yield calculation used in the Primary Mortgage Market Survey. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield is projected to rise from 2.92% at Thursday’s close (down 0.06% from last week) to 3.374% (down 0.06% from last week) in one year. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield in ten years is forecast to reach 4.639%, 1 basis point lower than last week. The 15-year fixed rate mortgage rate is forecast to rise from the effective yield of 3.69% on Thursday (down 0.001% from last week) to 4.222% (down 0.006% from last week) in one year and 6.29% in 10 years, up 0.038% from last week. We explain the background for these calculations in the rest of this note, along with some mortgage servicing rights metrics. The forecast allows investors in exchange traded U.S. Treasury funds (TLT) (TBT), total return bond funds (BOND), municipal bonds (NUV) and exchange traded mortgage funds (REM) to assess likely total returns over the next 120 months. Treasury-related exchange traded funds affected by the forward rates include:

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.”

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    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) .

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    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) .”

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Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The packaged food industry has been in a state of flux in recent years, according to Credit Suisse analyst Robert Moskow, as companies like J.M. Smucker Co. (SJM) , Kraft Heinz Co. (KHC) , and others increased their trade spending and made high-priced acquisitions to improve growth rates. 

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Traders purchased shares of The J.M. Smucker Company (NYSE:SJM) on weakness during trading on Thursday. $66.56 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $32.86 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $33.70 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, The J.M. Smucker had the 28th highest net in-flow for the day. The J.M. Smucker traded down ($3.14) for the day and closed at $117.04

  • [By Teresa Rivas]

    J.M. Smucker(SJM) is falling Monday, after Morgan Stanley’sMatthew Grainger and his team cut their rating on the stock, citing pricing pressures from Wal-Mart (WMT) and growing competition from private-labels.

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    Grainger slash Smucker to Underweight from Equal Weight, and shaved $6 off his price target, to $126. He also cites what he calls “sustained” challenges in both its coffee and pet food business, as well as“below-average strategic optionality.”

    At the same time, he also upgraded Pinnacle Foods (PF) to Overweight from Equal Weight, and raised his price target to $63 from $58, on its double-digit earnings growth and what he sees as superior execution.

    Nonetheless, he sees many of the packaged food companies in his coverage, from Smucker to Pinnacle, as subject to pressure from Wal-Mart and off-brand rivals. From the note:

    Walmart comprises ~22% of sales across our coverage, a figure that has increased in recent years even as the retailers total grocery sales have grown at an even faster 4% CAGR. With Food margins expected to expand meaningfully, we believe this only enhances Walmart’s negotiating leverage going forward. SJM, Dean Foods (DF), and General Mills (GIS) are most at risk in the current environment, in our view.

    Recent scanner data points to a positive inflection in private label trends (share up ~30 bps L12W) across a range of center-store categories, a dynamic we believe could intensify in an increasingly competitive retail grocery landscape. Our analysis of recent trends points to the most meaningful underperformance vs. private label at GIS, SJM, ConAgra (CAG), and Campbell Soup (CPB), while only PF has outperformed in recent weeks.

    Smucker is down 1.1% to $127.95 this morning, while Pinnacle is up 0.8% to %48.47.

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