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Best Penny Stocks To Watch Right Now: Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.(EGLE)

Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. engages in the ocean transportation of bulk cargoes in the dry bulk industry. The company primarily transports iron ore, coal, grain, cement, and fertilizer along worldwide shipping routes. As of December 31, 2009, it owned and operated a fleet of 27 oceangoing vessels with a combined carrying capacity of 1,412,535 deadweight tons. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. (NASDAQ:EGLE) major shareholder Goldentree Asset Management Lp acquired 84,969 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 11th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $4.02 per share, for a total transaction of $341,575.38. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Large shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Best Penny Stocks To Watch Right Now: Flanigan’s Enterprises Inc.(BDL)

Flanigan’s Enterprises, Inc. operates a chain of full-service restaurants and package liquor stores in south Florida. It operates restaurants under Flanigan?s Seafood Bar and Grill name, which offers alcoholic beverages and full food services; and package liquor stores under Big Daddy?s Liquors name that provides brand name and private label liquors, beer, and wines. As of April 2, 2011, the company operated 24 units that consists of restaurants, package liquor stores, and combination restaurants/package liquor stores; 1 adult entertainment club; and franchised 5 units comprising 1 restaurant and 4 combination restaurants/package liquor stores. Flanigan’s Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Separately, TheStreet lowered shares of Flanigan’s Enterprises from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Thursday, January 31st.

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    Flanigan’s Enterprises Company Profile

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap Flanigan’s Enterprises (NYSEAMERICAN: BDL) is considered a beloved South Florida institution since 1959 welcoming locals and visitors for over 50 years with aportfolio primarily focused on a collection of family-run restaurants, Flanigan’s Seafood Bar And Grill, and retail liquor stores, Big Daddy’s Wine and Liquors. As of September 29, 2018, Flanigan’s Enterprises(i) operated 26 units consisting of restaurants, package liquor stores and combination restaurants/package liquor stores thatthe Companyeither owns or has operational control over and partial ownership in; and (ii) franchised an additional five units, consisting of two restaurants, (one of whichthey operate) and three combination restaurants/package liquor stores (These figures exclude an adult entertainment club whichthe Companyowned but did not operateand was permanently closed on September 20, 2018 whena Federal Court upheld recently enacted legislation prohibiting the operation of the club as then operated). A Form 10-K noted:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bitdeal (CURRENCY:BDL) traded 12.6% lower against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 15:00 PM ET on July 10th. Bitdeal has a market cap of $592,736.00 and $1,700.00 worth of Bitdeal was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Bitdeal coin can now be bought for $0.0034 or 0.00000053 BTC on popular exchanges including CoinExchange and Cryptopia. During the last seven days, Bitdeal has traded 11.9% lower against the dollar.

Best Penny Stocks To Watch Right Now: SORL Auto Parts Inc.(SORL)

SORL Auto Parts, Inc., through its principal operating subsidiary, Ruili Group Ruian Auto Parts Co., Ltd., engages in the development, manufacture, and distribution of automotive brake systems and other safety related auto parts for commercial vehicles, such as trucks and buses. The company, through its 90% ownership in Ruili Group Ruian Auto Parts Co., Ltd., a Sino-foreign joint venture, offers various products, including spring brake chamber, clutch servos, air dryers, relay valves, and hand brake valves. It also provides auto metering products, auto electric products, anti-lock brake systems, retarders, hydraulic brakes, and power steering products. SORL Auto Parts, Inc. markets its products under the SORL brand to automotive original equipment manufacturers and the related aftermarket customers in the People?s Republic of China and internationally. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Ruian City, the People?s Republic of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Sorl Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ:SORL) reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $3.75 and last traded at $3.81, with a volume of 6029 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $4.15.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Icahn Enterprises LP Common Stock (NASDAQ: SORL) and Sorl Auto Parts (NASDAQ:SORL) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about Sorl Auto Parts (NASDAQ:SORL) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sorl Auto Parts earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 48.4932889103567 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sorl Auto Parts (NASDAQ:SORL) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

    Strattec Security (NASDAQ:STRT) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Best Penny Stocks To Watch Right Now: Summit State Bank(SSBI)

Summit State Bank operates as a community bank in Sonoma, Napa, San Francisco, and Marin Counties in California. It offers deposit accounts, such as transaction accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, time deposit accounts, business checking accounts, time certificates of deposit, sweep accounts, and specialized deposit accounts, including professional, small business packaged, and tiered accounts for larger deposits, and Keogh and IRA accounts. The company also provides commercial and industrial lines of credit and term loans, credit lines to individuals, equipment loans, real estate and construction loans, small business loans, and business lines of credit; consumer loans, including auto loans, mortgage loans, home improvement loans, and home equity lines of credit; and loans for accounts receivable and inventory financing, loans to agriculture-related businesses, and equipment and expansion financing programs. In addition, it offers banking by appointment, on line and telephone banking services, direct payroll and social security deposits, letters of credit, access to national automated teller machine networks, courier services, safe deposit boxes, night depository facilities, notary services, travelers? checks, lockbox, and banking by mail. Further, the company, through its subsidiary, Alto Service Corporation, provides deed of trust services. It serves small-to medium-sized businesses, professionals and professional associations, entrepreneurs, high net worth families, foundations, estates, and individual consumers. The company operated five offices in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, and Healdsburg. Summit State Bank was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Santa Rosa, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Summit State Bank (NASDAQ:SSBI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Saturday.

    Separately, TheStreet raised Summit State Bank from a c+ rating to a b rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th.

Best Penny Stocks To Watch Right Now: United Bancshares Inc.(UBOH)

United Bancshares, Inc. operates as a bank holding company for The Union Bank Company that engages in the provision of commercial banking services to small and middle-market businesses and individuals. It accepts various deposit products, including checking accounts, savings and money market accounts, time certificates of deposit, time deposits, and demand deposits. The company also offers various loan products that consist of commercial, consumer, agricultural, residential mortgage, and home equity loans. In addition, it provides automatic teller machine services, safe deposit box rentals, and other personalized banking services. The company serves primarily in the Ohio counties of Allen, Hancock, Putnam, Sandusky, Van Wert, and Wood, as well as with office locations in Bowling Green, Columbus Grove, Delphos, Findlay, Gibsonburg, Kalida, Leipsic, Lima, Ottawa, and Pemberville, Ohio. United Bancshares, Inc. was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Columbus Grove, Ohio.< /p>

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    United Bancshares Inc. OH (NASDAQ:UBOH) and Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Best Penny Stocks To Watch Right Now: Books-A-Million Inc.(BAMM)

Books-A-Million, Inc. operates as a book retailer in the southeastern United States. The company operates superstores and traditional bookstores that offer a selection of hardcover and paperback books, magazines, and newspapers. It also offers other merchandise, including gifts, cards, collectibles, magazines, music, DVDs, and electronic accessories, as well as coffee, tea, and other edible products. The company markets its products under the trademarks of Books-A-Million, BAM! Books-A-Million, Bookland, Books & Co., Millionaire?s Club, Sweet Water Press, Thanks-A-Million, Big Fat Coloring Book, Up All Night Reader, Read & Save Rebate, Readables Accessories for Readers, Kids-A-Million, Teachers First, The Write-Price, Bambeanos, Hold That Thought, Book$mart, BAMM, BAMM.com, BOOKSAMILLION.com, Chillatte, Joe Muggs Newsstand, Page Pets, JOEMUGGS.com, FAITHPOINT.com, Faithmark, Joe Muggs, Anderson?s Bookland, Snow Joe, Summer Says, On the John University, OTJU, American Whole sale Book Company, AWBC, and NetCentral. It also offers its products over the Internet at Booksamillion.com. As of August 11, 2011, the company operated 231 stores in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Books-A-Million, Inc. was founded in 1917 and is based in Birmingham, Alabama.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about Books-A-Million (NASDAQ:BAMM) have trended positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Books-A-Million earned a coverage optimism score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the specialty retailer an impact score of 44.3915244007427 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Best Penny Stocks To Invest In 2021

After a dismal decade, active currency managers see light at the end of the tunnel.

As a decade of ultra-accommodative monetary policy after the 2008 crisis now appears to be nearing its end, funds that invest in currencies as an asset class are hopeful of a rebound. Specialist firm Record Plc as well as multi-asset funds Insight Investment Management and Russell Investments are among those betting on higher volatility — a prerequisite for improving returns and ending outflows — and a return of the carry trade.

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As global interest rates rise, currency managers are hoping that the threat of a bond bear market and high equity valuations will help foreign exchange regain some shine as an asset class. Still, they face an uphill task convincing investors to return given the industry’s poor performance after the financial crisis — quantitative currency funds’ assets fell from $35 billion in early 2008 to just $6 billion as of end-2013, according to the Bank for International Settlements.

Best Penny Stocks To Invest In 2021: Safe Bulkers Inc(SB)

Safe Bulkers, Inc. provides marine drybulk transportation services worldwide. The company transports various bulk cargoes, primarily coal, grain, and iron ore. As of July 15, 2011, it had a fleet of 16 drybulk vessels, with an aggregate carrying capacity of 1,443,800 deadweight tons. The company?s fleet consists of Panamax, Kamsarmax, Post-Panamax, and Capesize class vessels, as well as 11 further contracted additional drybulk new build vessels to be delivered at various times through 2014. Safe Bulkers, Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Athens, Greece.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Safe Bulkers (SB)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Safe Bulkers, Inc. Agrees with Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry Co. Ltd. to Install Alfa Laval PureSOx Scrubbers (finance.yahoo.com) Analysts Anticipate Safe Bulkers, Inc. (SB) to Post $0.06 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Safe Bulkers Inc.: Safe Bulkers, Inc. Announces Election of Class I Directors at 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (twst.com) Critical Analysis: Dorian LPG (LPG) & Safe Bulkers (SB) (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of analysts have recently weighed in on SB shares. TheStreet cut Safe Bulkers from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Thursday. Maxim Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $6.00 price target on shares of Safe Bulkers in a research report on Monday, July 23rd. Zacks Investment Research cut Safe Bulkers from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 12th. ValuEngine upgraded Safe Bulkers from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 1st. Finally, Seaport Global Securities upgraded Safe Bulkers from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price target for the stock from $3.50 to $5.00 in a research report on Tuesday, July 31st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $3.79.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Safe Bulkers (SB): Moving Average Crossover Alert (finance.yahoo.com) Should Investors Have Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) In Their Porfolio After Profit Growth of 0.63922? (zeelandpress.com) Detailed Research: Economic Perspectives on Safe Bulkers, SITO Mobile, Castle Brands, Motorcar Parts of America … (nasdaq.com) Simple Rule To have an eye on These Stocks:- BioTime, Inc. (NYSE:BTX), Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB), Mettler-Toledo … (thestreetpoint.com) Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB): How is this stock valued? (cantoncaller.com)

    Several research firms have commented on SB. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Safe Bulkers from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Safe Bulkers from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday. TheStreet raised shares of Safe Bulkers from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 27th. Seaport Global Securities raised shares of Safe Bulkers from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $3.50 to $5.00 in a research report on Tuesday, July 31st. Finally, Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $6.00 target price on shares of Safe Bulkers in a research report on Monday, July 23rd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $3.79.

Best Penny Stocks To Invest In 2021: Summit State Bank(SSBI)

Summit State Bank operates as a community bank in Sonoma, Napa, San Francisco, and Marin Counties in California. It offers deposit accounts, such as transaction accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, time deposit accounts, business checking accounts, time certificates of deposit, sweep accounts, and specialized deposit accounts, including professional, small business packaged, and tiered accounts for larger deposits, and Keogh and IRA accounts. The company also provides commercial and industrial lines of credit and term loans, credit lines to individuals, equipment loans, real estate and construction loans, small business loans, and business lines of credit; consumer loans, including auto loans, mortgage loans, home improvement loans, and home equity lines of credit; and loans for accounts receivable and inventory financing, loans to agriculture-related businesses, and equipment and expansion financing programs. In addition, it offers banking by appointment, on line and telephone banking services, direct payroll and social security deposits, letters of credit, access to national automated teller machine networks, courier services, safe deposit boxes, night depository facilities, notary services, travelers? checks, lockbox, and banking by mail. Further, the company, through its subsidiary, Alto Service Corporation, provides deed of trust services. It serves small-to medium-sized businesses, professionals and professional associations, entrepreneurs, high net worth families, foundations, estates, and individual consumers. The company operated five offices in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, and Healdsburg. Summit State Bank was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Santa Rosa, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Summit State Bank (NASDAQ:SSBI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Saturday.

    Separately, TheStreet raised Summit State Bank from a c+ rating to a b rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th.

Best Penny Stocks To Invest In 2021: Smith Micro Software Inc.(SMSI)

Smith Micro Software, Inc. designs, develops, and markets software products and services primarily for the mobile computing and communications industries worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Wireless, and Productivity and Graphics segments. The Wireless segment develops mobile connectivity, mobile information management, and mobile security solutions, including QuickLink Mobile that provides mobile users to connect a notebook or other wireless device to wireless wide area networks (WWANs) and wireless local area networks (WLANs) or Wi-Fi hotspots; QuickLink Mobility suite, which allows connectivity for the user operating on WWANs, corporate local area networks (LANs), and Wi-Fi networks; and QuickLink Media for managing the media on the mobile devices. It also provides SendStuffNow, which secures cloud-based large file delivery solution; Device Management suite that provides intelligent, automated mobile device provisioning, and configuration; and push-to-talk, visual voicemail, and mobile video solutions. The Productivity and Graphics segment develops various software products for the consumer, prosumer, and professional markets. It provides StuffIt Deluxe, a lossless compression solution for documents and media; CheckIt Diagnostics and CheckIt Netbook suite, a diagnosis and troubleshooting solution for hardware and system problems; Poser, a solution for creating 3D character art and animations; Anime Studio, an animation tool for professional and digital artists; and Manga Studio, a solution for creating manga and comic art. This segment distributes its products through online stores, and third-party wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. The company serves mobile network operators, original equipment manufacturers, device manufacturers, and enterprise businesses, as well as directly to consumers. Smith Micro Software, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Connecture (OTCMKTS: CNXR) and Smith Micro Software (NASDAQ:SMSI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Okta (NASDAQ: OKTA) and Smith Micro Software (NASDAQ:SMSI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation and profitability.

Best Penny Stocks To Invest In 2021: First Financial Northwest Inc.(FFNW)

First Financial Northwest, Inc. operates as the holding company for First Savings Bank Northwest that provides community-based savings bank services in Washington. Its deposit products include noninterest bearing accounts, NOW accounts, money market deposit accounts, statement savings accounts, and certificates of deposit. The company?s loan products portfolio comprises one-to-four family residential loans, multifamily loans, commercial real estate loans, construction/land development loans, and business loans, as well as consumer loans, including home equity loans, personal lines of credit, second mortgage loans, and savings account loans. First Financial Northwest, Inc., through another subsidiary, First Financial Diversified, Inc., offers escrow services. The company primarily serves customers in the King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Kitsap counties of Washington through a full-service banking office in Renton, Washington. First Financial Northwest, Inc. was founded in 1923 and is based in Renton, Washington.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Financial Northwest (NASDAQ:FFNW) will be announcing its earnings results on Tuesday, July 24th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.26 per share for the quarter.

Best Penny Stocks To Invest In 2021: Nicholas Financial Inc.(NICK)

Nicholas Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialized consumer finance company. The company engages in acquiring and servicing contracts for purchases of new and used automobiles and light trucks. It also makes direct loans and sells consumer-finance related products. In addition, the company engages in developing, marketing, supporting, and updating industry-specific computer application software for small businesses located primarily in the Southeast United States. As of April 5, 2011, it operated 56 branch locations in 14 Southeastern and Midwestern states. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Clearwater, Florida.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Nicholas Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:NICK) major shareholder Adam K. Peterson acquired 5,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 9th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $10.80 per share, for a total transaction of $59,400.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s stock are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    CPI Card Group (NASDAQ: PMTS) and Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ:NICK) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ: NICK) and Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ:ECPG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Hot Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now

Chairman & CEO of Independence Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:IRT) Scott Schaeffer bought 15,000 shares of IRT on 02/22/2018 at an average price of $8.33 a share. The total cost of this purchase was $124,950.

Independence Realty Trust Inc is a real estate investment trust. It owns apartment properties in geographic non-gateway markets. Independence Realty Trust Inc has a market cap of $721.720 million; its shares were traded at around $8.52 with a P/E ratio of 19.81 and P/S ratio of 3.77. The dividend yield of Independence Realty Trust Inc stocks is 8.46%.

CEO Recent Trades:

Chairman & CEO Scott Schaeffer bought 15,000 shares of IRT stock on 02/22/2018 at the average price of $8.33. The price of the stock has increased by 2.28% since.

CFO Recent Trades:

CFO & Treasurer James J Sebra bought 2,500 shares of IRT stock on 02/22/2018 at the average price of $8.33. The price of the stock has increased by 2.28% since.

For the complete insider trading history of IRT, click here

Hot Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: United Bancshares Inc.(UBOH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    United Bancshares Inc. OH (NASDAQ:UBOH) and Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Hot Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: Scana Corporation(SCG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) which fell about 4% to $36.79. The stock’s 52-week range is $33.61 to $69.24. Volume was about 5.7 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.5 million.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas trimmed its stake in SCANA Co. (NYSE:SCG) by 19.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 29,987 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 7,419 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in SCANA were worth $1,126,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) which rose over 22% to $47.71. The stock’s 52-week range is $37.10 to $73.81. Volume was about 19 million compared to its average volume of 2 million.

Hot Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: Amphenol Corporation(APH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Greenleaf Trust reduced its holdings in Amphenol (NYSE:APH) by 4.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 17,234 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after selling 714 shares during the period. Greenleaf Trust’s holdings in Amphenol were worth $1,484,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Amphenol (APH)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Amalgamated Bank lifted its holdings in Amphenol Co. (NYSE:APH) by 5.3% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 46,197 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,342 shares during the quarter. Amalgamated Bank’s holdings in Amphenol were worth $4,026,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Hot Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: Summit State Bank(SSBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Summit State Bank (NASDAQ:SSBI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Saturday.

    Separately, TheStreet raised Summit State Bank from a c+ rating to a b rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th.

Hot Dividend Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cellcom Israel Ltd.(CEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares surged 0.58 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 5 percent, and Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) up 2.5 percent.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Hellenic Telecom Organization (NYSE: CEL) and Cellcom Israel (NYSE:CEL) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Partner Communications (NASDAQ: PTNR) and Cellcom Israel (NYSE:CEL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Compugen Ltd.(CGEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about Compugen (NASDAQ:CGEN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Compugen earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 47.9719981987303 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Compugen (NASDAQ:CGEN) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Group increased their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Compugen in a research note issued on Wednesday, May 9th. Jefferies Group analyst P. Welford now anticipates that the biotechnology company will earn ($0.20) per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of ($0.21). Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Compugen’s Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.05) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($0.46) EPS, FY2019 earnings at ($1.00) EPS, FY2020 earnings at ($1.19) EPS, FY2021 earnings at ($1.37) EPS and FY2022 earnings at ($1.58) EPS.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Compugen Ltd. (NASDAQ: CGEN) shares pushed higher on Thursday after it was announced that Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE: BMY) will make a $12 million equity investment as part of its collaboration on a cancer trial.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Compugen (CGEN)

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: BancorpSouth, Inc.(BXS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Bancorpsouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has 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 $35.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rhumbline Advisers increased its stake in shares of Bancorpsouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) by 56.4% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 299,547 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 107,999 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned 0.33% of Bancorpsouth Bank worth $7,830,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

    Get Bancorpsouth Bank alerts:

    Bancorpsouth Bank (BXS) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $215.14 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Analysts Expect Bancorpsouth Bank (BXS) Will Post Earnings of $0.55 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Briefs: Sunday, June 10 (djournal.com) Bancorpsouth Bank: Aktienanalyse vom 10.06.2018 (wallstreet-online.de) First State Bank Central Texas gets new name with merger (lampasasdispatchrecord.com)

    Several brokerages have recently weighed in on BXS. Stephens reissued a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price target on shares of Bancorpsouth Bank in a research report on Friday, April 20th. Brean Capital reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Bancorpsouth Bank in a research report on Thursday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Bancorpsouth Bank from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 20th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Bancorpsouth Bank from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, May 12th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $35.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

    Get BancorpSouth Bank alerts:

    Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate BancorpSouth Bank (BXS) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $215.14 Million (americanbankingnews.com) BancorpSouth opens on Eldorado Parkway in McKinney (communityimpact.com) Analysts Anticipate BancorpSouth Bank (BXS) to Announce $0.55 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) BancorpSouth Bank (BXS) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)

    BXS has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of BancorpSouth Bank from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Hovde Group set a $35.00 price target on shares of BancorpSouth Bank and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. Piper Jaffray set a $36.00 price target on shares of BancorpSouth Bank and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $37.00 price target on shares of BancorpSouth Bank in a research note on Friday, April 20th. Finally, Brean Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of BancorpSouth Bank in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $35.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bancorpsouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) – FIG Partners increased their FY2019 earnings estimates for shares of Bancorpsouth Bank in a report released on Wednesday, March 6th. FIG Partners analyst J. Rodis now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $2.41 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $2.40. FIG Partners also issued estimates for Bancorpsouth Bank’s Q4 2019 earnings at $0.64 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.56 EPS.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Alphatec Holdings, Inc.(ATEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Alphatec (ATEC)

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  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are last week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Sector Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    JMU Ltd. (NASDAQ: JMU) Utilities $2.22 133.68%
    Aquabounty Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: AQB) Healthcare $4.89 116.37%
    Seelos Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: SEEL) Healthcare $3.39 111.88%
    Iconix Brand Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ICON) Industrial Goods $0.35 84.23%
    Pulmatrix Inc. (NASDAQ: PULM) Healthcare $1.77 63.89%
    Moxian Inc. (NASDAQ: MOXC) Technologies $0.76 60.59%
    TDH Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PETZ) Basic Materials $0.90 57.72%
    Alphatec Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: ATEC) Services $2.49 54.66%
    Tenax Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: TENX) Services $1.99 53.08%
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (OTCMKTS: HMNY) Financial $0.01 44.91%

    As last week’s returns demonstrate, penny stocks can generate spectacular returns even when the rest of the market is dipping.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Alphatec (NASDAQ:ATEC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Alphatec earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the medical technology company an impact score of 47.5008469727734 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Invivo Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NVIV) and Alphatec (NASDAQ:ATEC) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Stonepine Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in Alphatec Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:ATEC) during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm bought 903,224 shares of the medical technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,692,000. Alphatec accounts for about 1.6% of Stonepine Capital Management LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 17th largest holding.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Alphatec (NASDAQ:ATEC) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The medical technology company reported ($0.21) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.12) by ($0.09), Fidelity Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $22.04 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $22.06 million.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (VLKAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Rosevear]

    Ionity, a German company formed late last year, has begun the process of building a network of fast-charging stations across Europe. It’s a joint venture between Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler AG (NASDAQOTH:DDAIF), BMW AG (NASDAQOTH:BAMXF), and Volkswagen AG (NASDAQOTH:VLKAY) together with its subsidiaries Porsche and Audi.

  • [By John Rosevear]

    German auto giant Volkswagen AG (NASDAQOTH:VLKAY) said that it will launch its own urban car-sharing service, starting next year in Germany and rolling out worldwide in 2020. It’s similar to existing services, but with a twist: The new service’s cars will be 100% electric.

  • [By John Rosevear]

    Volkswagen AG’s (NASDAQOTH:VLKAY) U.S. unit is teaming up with four suppliers, including chip powerhouse NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), to deal with a key technical challenge facing developers of self-driving cars: moving all the data around inside the car.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Not long after U.S. authorities filed sealed charges against Volkswagen’s (OTC: VLKAY) old chief executive officer, they granted the new CEO a rare safe-passage deal: Link

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Kenon Holdings Ltd.(KEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Monday, the utilities shares climbed 0.3 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC), up 6 percent, and Kenon Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: KEN), up 5 percent.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kenon (NYSE: KEN) and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BIP) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Golden Ocean Group (NASDAQ: GOGL) and Kenon (NYSE:KEN) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kenon (NYSE: KEN) and Odyssey Marine Exploration (NASDAQ:OMEX) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Citizens Financial Group, Inc.(CFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) insider Randall J. Black sold 792 shares of Citizens Financial Group stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.49, for a total value of $32,860.08. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 34,258 shares in the company, valued at $1,421,364.42. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) – Research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group lowered their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Citizens Financial Group in a note issued to investors on Monday, October 8th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst K. Usdin now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $0.90 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.91. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Citizens Financial Group’s FY2018 earnings at $3.51 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $4.15 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) and State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This remains a top financial pick across Wall Street. Citizens Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: CFG) operates 1,200 branches primarily throughout 11 states across the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. It has consolidated total assets of $150 billion, ranking as the 13th largest bank in the United States by assets. The company offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to more than 5 million individuals, institution and companies.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Summit State Bank(SSBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Summit State Bank (NASDAQ:SSBI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Saturday.

    Separately, TheStreet raised Summit State Bank from a c+ rating to a b rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Arrow Financial Corporation(AROW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Arrow Financial (NASDAQ:AROW) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Arrow Financial Co. (NASDAQ:AROW) reached a new 52-week high on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $40.05 and last traded at $39.80, with a volume of 105 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $40.05.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News headlines about Arrow Financial (NASDAQ:AROW) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Arrow Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9957785453404 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: National Commerce Corporation(NCOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its holdings in shares of National Commerce Corp (NASDAQ:NCOM) by 0.8% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 223,067 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,798 shares during the quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company owned 1.29% of National Commerce worth $9,714,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Citigroup Inc. trimmed its holdings in shares of National Commerce Corp (NASDAQ:NCOM) by 44.5% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 2,703 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 2,171 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc.’s holdings in National Commerce were worth $118,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    National Commerce (NASDAQ:NCOM) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    National Commerce (NASDAQ:NCOM) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Saturday.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: region(XIV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    This led some traders to purchase leveraged ETFs that move inverse to the VIX, like the VelocityShares Daily Inv VIX Short Term (Nasdaq: XIV).

    The VIX is a derivative of the broad S&P 500, and the XIV is a derivative of that derivative.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019

September 6, 2018: Markets opened mixed Thursday with the Dow blue chips even bouncing out of the red to get on track for a modest daily gain. The energy and tech sectors led the day’s decline with defensive stocks putting up whatever good numbers there were. On the economic front, U.S. productivity growth reached a three-year high. Tomorrow’s report on the employment situation is expected to show 195,000 new jobs added in August and an unemployment rate of 3.8%.

WTI crude oil for October delivery settled at $67.77 a barrel, down 1.4% on the day following a mixed report on petroleum inventories. December gold added 0.3% to settle at $1,204.30. Equities were heading for a mixed close about 10 minutes before the bell as the Dow traded up 0.19% for the day, the S&P 500 traded down 0.27%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded down 0.83%.

Bitcoin futures (XBTU8) for September delivery traded at $6,400, down about 7.5% on the Cboe after opening at $6,915 this morning. The trading range today was $6,230 to $6,937.85.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Summit State Bank(SSBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Summit State Bank (NASDAQ:SSBI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Saturday.

    Separately, TheStreet raised Summit State Bank from a c+ rating to a b rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Questar Corporation(STR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Staker (CURRENCY:STR) traded down 3.7% against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 18:00 PM E.T. on February 26th. In the last week, Staker has traded down 4.3% against the dollar. One Staker token can currently be purchased for about $0.0024 or 0.00000061 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. Staker has a total market capitalization of $3,175.00 and approximately $1.00 worth of Staker was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Staker (CURRENCY:STR) traded 12% higher against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 17:00 PM Eastern on February 2nd. One Staker token can currently be bought for $0.0059 or 0.00000169 BTC on popular exchanges. Staker has a total market cap of $7,826.00 and approximately $19.00 worth of Staker was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last seven days, Staker has traded down 10.5% against the US dollar.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Rockwell Medical Technologies Inc.(RMTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE: ZOES) fell 27.8 percent to $10.45 in pre-market trading after the company 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.
    Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB) shares fell 15.6 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Rockwell Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: RMTI) fell 15.5 percent to $5.02 in the pre-market trading session after the company disclosed that its President and CEO Robert Chioini was terminated.
    BG Staffing Inc (NYSE: BGSF) shares fell 12.7 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading after reporting a common stock offering.
    8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) fell 9.3 percent to $20.00 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited (NASDAQ: APWC) fell 7.7 percent to $2.35 in pre-market trading after rising 3.88 percent on Thursday.
    Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS) shares fell 7.5 percent to $30.49 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat earnings for its first quarter on Thursday. Comps were up 1 percent in the quarter.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) fell 6.4 percent to $33.91 in pre-market trading.
    Buckle Inc (NYSE: BKE) fell 4.9 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading following weak quarterly sales.
    China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF) shares fell 4.9 percent to $3.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 11.53 percent on Thursday.
    Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) fell 4.8 percent to $78.98 in pre-market trading. Ross Stores reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak forecast for the current quarter.
    Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE: CPE) shares fell 4.7 percent to $11.90 in pre-market trading after the company reported pricing of common

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

    Get Rockwell Medical alerts:

    Rockwell Alert: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Announces Investigation Of Rockwell Medical, Inc. – RMTI (finance.yahoo.com) Rockwell Medical countersues former CEO, CFO (modernhealthcare.com) Rockwell Medical sues former execs over alleged self-enriching behavior (seekingalpha.com) Is it time to Follow Now? Rockwell Medical, Inc. (RMTI) (connectinginvestor.com) Insider Buying: Rockwell Medical Inc (RMTI) Insider Purchases 12,561 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com)

    Several research firms have recently issued reports on RMTI. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Rockwell Medical from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 13th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Rockwell Medical from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, May 17th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Rockwell Medical from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 27th.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Dynatronics (NASDAQ: DYNT) and Rockwell Medical (NASDAQ:RMTI) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Rockwell Medical (RMTI)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Rockwell Medical (RMTI)

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Ultralife Corporation(ULBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Polar Power (NASDAQ: POLA) and Ultralife (NASDAQ:ULBI) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Advent Claymore Convertible Securities and Income Fund(AVK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Saba Capital Management L.P. lessened its stake in Advent Claymore Convertible Sec & Inc Fd (NYSE:AVK) by 91.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 25,101 shares of the investment management company’s stock after selling 255,542 shares during the period. Saba Capital Management L.P. owned 0.11% of Advent Claymore Convertible Sec & Inc Fd worth $384,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Advent Claymore Convertible Sec & Inc Fd (NYSE:AVK) insider Tracy V. Maitland purchased 50,000 shares of Advent Claymore Convertible Sec & Inc Fd stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 6th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $15.68 per share, for a total transaction of $784,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 12,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $188,160. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Advent Claymore Convertible Sec & Inc Fd (NYSE:AVK) VP Tony Huang bought 2,066 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 5th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $15.66 per share, for a total transaction of $32,353.56. Following the completion of the acquisition, the vice president now directly owns 7,100 shares in the company, valued at $111,186. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: RetailMeNot, Inc.(SALE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about RetailMeNot (NASDAQ:SALE) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. RetailMeNot earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 45.6302865418039 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Liberty Property Trust(LPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    DiamondRock Hospitality (NYSE:DRH) and Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Liberty Property Trust (LPT)

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale lowered its position in shares of Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) by 11.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 12,176 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 1,608 shares during the period. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale’s holdings in Liberty Property Trust were worth $515,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: j2 Global, Inc.(JCOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    J2 Global (NASDAQ:JCOM) Director W Brian Kretzmer sold 5,942 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.25, for a total value of $518,439.50. Following the transaction, the director now owns 6,764 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $590,159. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    OppenheimerFunds Inc. grew its stake in J2 Global Inc (NASDAQ:JCOM) by 2.7% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 417,643 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 11,122 shares during the quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc.’s holdings in J2 Global were worth $36,173,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of J2 Global Inc (NASDAQ:JCOM) rose 8.9% during trading on Wednesday following a better than expected earnings announcement. The stock traded as high as $83.40 and last traded at $81.88. Approximately 1,543,553 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 320% from the average daily volume of 367,818 shares. The stock had previously closed at $75.19.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Canadian Pacific Railway Limited(CP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE:CP) (TSE:CP) – Desjardins lifted their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Canadian Pacific Railway in a research note issued to investors on Monday, October 8th. Desjardins analyst B. Poirier now forecasts that the transportation company will post earnings of $3.16 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $2.79. Desjardins also issued estimates for Canadian Pacific Railway’s FY2020 earnings at $13.61 EPS and FY2021 earnings at $15.05 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE:CP) (TSE:CP) had its price target raised by equities researchers at Cowen from $225.00 to $236.00 in a research report issued on Monday. The brokerage presently has an “outperform” rating on the transportation company’s stock. Cowen’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 7.86% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TD Securities upgraded shares of Canadian Pacific Railway (TSE:CP) (NYSE:CP) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Friday morning. The firm currently has C$325.00 target price on the stock, up from their prior target price of C$290.00.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    After an incredible fourth quarter, the first quarter of 2018 wasn’t Canadian Pacific’s (NYSE:CP) finest showing. While carloads and revenue continue to increase, operating costs are growing faster. If that weren’t enough of a concern, management has been notified that its union workers intend to strike in the coming days. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (TSE:CP) (NYSE:CP) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the twelve analysts that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is C$258.00.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Intercontinental Exchange Inc.(ICE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Owned by the Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE), the New York Stock Exchange is the largest stock market exchange in the world. Founded in 1792, the exchange has a long-standing reputation for executing transactions reliably, and for this reason, over 2,400 companies list their shares on it. 

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    iDice (CURRENCY:ICE) traded down 3.3% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 21:00 PM E.T. on April 20th. iDice has a total market cap of $85,719.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of iDice was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last seven days, iDice has traded 21.8% higher against the U.S. dollar. One iDice token can currently be bought for about $0.0546 or 0.00000680 BTC on exchanges including CoinExchange and Mercatox.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Last year was a record-setting one for Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE), or ICE. The global exchange operator’s revenue rose double digits during the fourth quarter, pushing its full-year number up more than 7% to a record level and marking its 13th straight year of revenue growth. The company also generated a record amount of cash flow, $1.8 billion of which it sent back to shareholders, the highest level in its history.