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Top Value Stocks To Own For 2019

Companies Reporting After The Bell Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $10.67 per share on revenue of $2.87 billion. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $6.00 billion. Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $803.36 million. Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: SEP) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $751.57 million. IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $923.80 million. Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $691.75 million. Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion. Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $7.41 billion. ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.84 per share on revenue of $346.28 million. TechnipFMC plc (NYSE: FTI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.33 per share on revenue of $3.13 billion. Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.91 per share on revenue of $401.76 million. The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE: DNB) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $386.91 million. Matrix Service Company (NASDAQ: MTRX) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $285.16 million. Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MHLD) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $739.31 million. tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $428.25 million. Copa Holdings, [By Stephan Byrd] TechnipFMC (NYSE:FTI) is scheduled to release its earnings data after the market closes on Wednesday, May 9th. Analysts expect TechnipFMC to post earnings of $0.33 per share for the quarter. [By Logan Wallace] TechnipFMC (NYSE: FTI) is one of 14 public companies in the “Oil & gas field machinery” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare TechnipFMC to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations. [By Shane Hupp] Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on TechnipFMC (FTI) For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com [By Dan Caplinger] Oil-field services companies have endured a rocky road in recent years, and even though 2018 has seen nice gains in oil prices so far, investors aren’t sure whether companies like TechnipFMC (NYSE:FTI) have truly turned the corner. For the provider of energy services both off the coast and at land-based well sites, rising energy prices are just the first step in spurring its exploration and production company customers to utilize more of its services. [By Joseph Griffin] DNB Markets upgraded shares of TechnipFMC (NYSE:FTI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Friday morning, MarketBeat reports. Top Value Stocks To Own For 2019: CompX International Inc.(CIX) Advisors’ Opinion: [By Shane Hupp] CI Financial (TSE:CIX) will issue its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Thursday, May 10th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of C$0.63 per share for the quarter. [By Ethan Ryder] CI Financial Corp (TSE:CIX)’s share price hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as C$23.92 and last traded at C$23.92, with a volume of 138823 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at C$24.14. Top Value Stocks To Own For 2019: QuinStreet, Inc.(QNST) Advisors’ Opinion: [By Joseph Griffin] QuinStreet (NASDAQ:QNST) Director James R. Simons sold 229,718 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.39, for a total transaction of $2,846,206.02. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. [By Dan Caplinger] The mood was negative on Wall Street on Wednesday, and most major benchmarks finished in the red. Strength in the technology sector wasn’t enough to lift more cyclically focused benchmarks like the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the combination of an attack on Saudi Arabia that sent oil prices higher and some disquieting readings on the inflation front kept investors from feeling more confident about stocks going into earnings season. In addition, some individual companies had bad news that sent their shares lower. Analogic (NASDAQ:ALOG), QuinStreet (NASDAQ:QNST), and MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly. [By Max Byerly] Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of QuinStreet Inc (NASDAQ:QNST) by 41.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 99,823 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 29,306 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned approximately 0.22% of QuinStreet worth $1,275,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Top Value Stocks To Own For 2019: STAAR Surgical Company(STAA) Advisors’ Opinion: [By Lisa Levin] STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares shot up 28 percent to $21.40 after reporting upbeat Q1 results. Shares of Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) got a boost, shooting up 57 percent to $34.52. 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. [By Keith Speights] Shares of STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ:STAA) were up 21.5% as of 11:25 a.m. EDT on Thursday. The big jump occurred after themaker of implantable lenses announced its second-quarter earnings results on Wednesday evening. [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. Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS) shares rose 17.32 percent to close at $14.90. Coherus BioSciences reported resubmission of BLA for CHS-1701. Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares gained 17.17 percent to close at $31.05 following upbeat quarterly earnings. The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET) gained 16.02 percent to close at $2.68 following Q1 earnings. Ca [By Lisa Levin] STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares shot up 26 percent to $21.03 after reporting upbeat Q1 results. Shares of Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) got a boost, shooting up 56 percent to $34.2425. 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. [By Keith Speights] Three big healthcare winners this week were STAAR Surgical (NASDAQ:STAA), Tenet Healthcare (NYSE:THC), and Portola Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PTLA). Each of these stocks jumped more than 24% over the last few days. Are STAAR Surgical, Tenet, and Portola smart picks for investors after the stocks’ huge gains?

Best Small Cap Stocks To Buy For 2019

Small cap radio broadcasting stock Entercom Communications Corp (NYSE: ETM), a potential peer of Emmis Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: EMMS), Saga Communications (NYSEAMERICAN: SGA) and troubled Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS), is the tenth most shorted stock on the NYSE with short interest of 45.06% according to Highshortnterest.com.

Small cap Entercom Communications Corp is the fourth-largest radio broadcasting company in the U.S., reaching and engaging more than 40 million people a week through its portfolio of highly rated stations in top markets across the country. Entercom Communications Corp says its a “purpose-driven company, deeply committed to entertaining and informing its listeners with the best locally curated music, news, sports, and talk content, driven by compelling local personalities.” The Company delivers superior ROI by connecting its customers and audiences through its leading local brands and unparalleled local marketing solutions, which include over 4,000 events each year, and its SmartReach Digital product suite. 

Best Small Cap Stocks To Buy For 2019: iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (ITHUF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    What about Florida? If you want to stick with marijuana growers, one possibility is iAnthus Capital Holdings (NASDAQOTH:ITHUF). The company holds one of only 13 cannabis licenses in Florida and also has operations in three other states. Its stock ranked as the No. 2 best-performing marijuana stock in the first half of 2018.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Marijuana grower

    Canopy Growth Corporation (NYSE:CGC) $5.8 billion
      Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH: ACBFF) $2.9 billion
      Tilray (NASDAQ: TLRY) $2.3 billion
      Aphria (NASDAQOTH: APHQF) $1.9 billion
      MedMen Enterprises (NASDAQOTH: MMNFF) $1.3 billion
      Cronos Group (NASDAQ: CRON) $1 billion
      The Green Organic Dutchman (NASDAQOTH: TGODF) $1 billion
      The Hydropothecary (NASDAQOTH: HYYDF) $728 million
      CannTrust Holdings (NASDAQOTH: CNTTF) $513 million
      Organigram Holdings (NASDAQOTH: OGRMF) $509 million
      Marimed (NASDAQOTH: MRMD) $472 million
      TerrAscend (NASDAQOTH: TRSSF) $398 million
      Auxly Cannabis (NASDAQOTH: CBWTF) $368 million
      iAnthus Capital Holdings (NASDAQOTH: ITHUF) $367 million
      Medical Marijuana (NASDAQOTH: MJNA) $330 million
      CV Sciences (NASDAQOTH: CVSI) $299 million
      Emerald Health Therapeutics (NASDAQOTH: EMHTF) $287 million
      Supreme Cannabis (NASDAQOTH: SPRWF) $277 million
      Smart Cannabis (NASDAQOTH: SCNA) $276 million
      MPX Bioceutical (NASDAQOTH: MPXEF) $234 million
      AusCann Group Holdings (NASDAQOTH: ACNNF) $223 million
      Liberty Health Sciences (NASDAQOTH: LHSIF) $213 million

    Biotech

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Here are some of the top marijuana stocks in U.S. exchanges and how the performed this week:

    22nd Century Group Inc (NYSE: XXII): down 0.5 percent
    Aphria Inc (OTC: APHQF): down 3.6 percent
    Aurora Cannabis Inc (OTC: ACBFF): up 0.8 percent
    Cannabis Sativa Inc (OTC: CBDS): down 7.2 percent
    CannTrust Holdings Inc (OTC: CNTTF): down 3.4 percent
    Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE: CGC): down 3.9 percent
    Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON): down 3.5 percent
    GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- ADR (NASDAQ: GWPH): up 4.1 percent
    Hiku Brands Company Ltd(OTC: DJACF): down 3.1 percent
    India Globalization Capital, Inc. (NYSE: IGC): down 4.8 percent
    iAnthus Capital Holdings Inc (OTC: ITHUF): up 4.5
    MassRoots Inc (OTC: MSRT): down 4 percent
    MedReleaf Corp(OTC: MEDFF): down 1.8 percent
    Scotts Miracle-Gro Co (NYSE: SMG): down 0.3 percent
    THC Biomed Intl Ltd (OTC: THCBF): up 9.3 percent
    Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ZYNE): down 1.4 percent
    In Other News

    A consortium of cannabis-related media professionals are conducting a Cannabis Media Survey. You can answer following this link.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    There’s also the more than $600 million deal between iAnthus Capital Holdings (NASDAQOTH:ITHUF) and MPX Bioceutical, which recently closed. Following closure, iAnthus Capital now has a presence in 11 U.S. states, with 19 open dispensaries. However, the combined retail dispensary license count is 63, meaning iAnthus has a path to significant storefront growth, and a planned tripling in its cultivation capacity, too.

Best Small Cap Stocks To Buy For 2019: STAAR Surgical Company(STAA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    STAAR Surgical (NASDAQ:STAA) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $28.55 and last traded at $28.42, with a volume of 6590 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $27.80.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of STAAR Surgical (NASDAQ:STAA) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eight brokerages that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy recommendation and two have given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $38.75.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Shares of STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ:STAA) were up 21.5% as of 11:25 a.m. EDT on Thursday. The big jump occurred after the maker of implantable lenses announced its second-quarter earnings results on Wednesday evening.

Best Small Cap Stocks To Buy For 2019: State Auto Financial Corporation(STFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

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    State Auto Financial Corp  (NASDAQ:STFC)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 14, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Third Point Reinsurance (NASDAQ: STFC) and State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on State Auto Financial (STFC)

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

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now

After struggling through deregulation, high oil prices, and a lengthy recession, airline stocks have rebounded in synchronization with the US stock market, with better global economies, and generally as a leading US economic indicator. A simple comparison of the six largest US airlines gives an encouraging picture of the recovery.

Of course, investors should be aware that airlines legendarily compete head-on in most markets: United, for example, has just said that despite stronger-than-expected fourth quarter revenues, it will add capacity and match others’ low prices.

Market Capitalization, Stock Price, and Current vs. 52-week High

As of the January 23, 2018 close, the market capitalizations of these companies are Delta (DAL) at $42.5 billion, Southwest (LUV) at $38.7 billion, American (AAL) at $27.9 billion, United Continental (UAL) at $23 billion, Alaska Air Group (ALK) at $8.5 billion, and JetBlue (JBLU) at $7.2 billion. Note that Alaska Air Group recently acquired Virgin America.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc.(BUFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Petmed Express and pet stock peer Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ: CENT) being outstanding performers over the last year or two while pet food stocks Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ: BUFF) and Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ: FRPT) have not yet lived up to investor expectations:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Nestlé (OTCMKTS: NSRGY) and Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

  • [By ]

    Despite his deal hunger, Hayes said he is unlikely to shock investors with an outrageous purchase. In other words, nothing in the mold of cereal giant General Mills (GIS) buying natural pet food brand Blue Buffalo (BUFF) .

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Tidewater Inc.(TDW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News headlines about Tidewater (NYSE:TDW) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Tidewater earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.9223416083374 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tidewater (NYSE:TDW) and Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ:GMLP) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: NetApp Inc.(NTAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) was reiterated as Outperform and the price target was raised to $75 from $73 (versus a $66.79 close) at BMO Capital Markets. The 52-week trading range is $37.43 to $72.85, and the consensus price target is $70.30.

  • [By Luis Sanchez]

    NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) has been around since the 1990’s, when it primarily sold on-premise computer storage solutions. The company has reinvented itself as a cloud computing software business. In doing so, NetApp has orchestrated an epic business turnaround that has delivered real results for shareholders.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Profund Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) by 14.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 9,660 shares of the data storage provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,193 shares during the period. Profund Advisors LLC’s holdings in NetApp were worth $596,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: MMA Capital Management, LLC(MMAC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    MMA Capital Management LLC (NASDAQ:MMAC) CFO David C. Bjarnason purchased 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 27th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $26.13 per share, with a total value of $26,130.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 6,650 shares in the company, valued at approximately $173,764.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about MMA Capital Management (NASDAQ:MMAC) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. 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. MMA Capital Management earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.6943986237525 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Municipal Mortgage & Equity, LLC (NASDAQ:MMAC) EVP Gary A. Mentesana purchased 500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $28.44 per share, with a total value of $14,220.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 171,641 shares in the company, valued at $4,881,470.04. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: STAAR Surgical Company(STAA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) surged 73.3 percent to $3.90.
    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.
    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTMI) gained 13.7 percent to $16.53 after reporting Q1 results.
    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.
    Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) rose 10.7 percent to $19.10 following Q1 results.
    Logitech International S.A. (NASDAQ: LOGI)
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    STAAR Surgical (NASDAQ:STAA) was upgraded by equities researchers at TheStreet from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report issued on Monday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of STAAR Surgical (NASDAQ:STAA) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eight brokerages that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy recommendation and two have given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $38.75.

Hot Safest Stocks For 2019

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BUSINESS OVERVIEW/FUNDAMENTALS Investment Into Development – Likely To Bear Fruit In Long Run

Operating wind projects is a highly competitive business with low returns due to relatively weak entry barriers. Therefore, operational efficiencies are the safest way to go to remain competitive, and the transition to self-perform on certain projects is helping them achieve this with significant cost savings. However, management is taking further steps to build a competitive advantage.

Hot Safest Stocks For 2019: Revlon, Inc.(REV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    An issue of Revlon Inc (NYSE:REV) bonds fell 2% as a percentage of their face value during trading on Thursday. The high-yield debt issue has a 5.75% coupon and will mature on February 15, 2021. The debt is now trading at $80.50 and was trading at $84.88 one week ago. Price moves in a company’s bonds in credit markets often anticipate parallel moves in its share price.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about Revlon (NYSE:REV) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 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. Revlon earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 47.276202232048 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Nomad Foods Limited (NYSE: NOMD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $656.43 million.
    AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $720.14 million.
    Magna International Inc. (NYSE: MGA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.7 per share on revenue of $10.11 billion.
    Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $2.12 billion.
    Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $5.78 billion.
    Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $255.60 million.
    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $457.67 million.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $691.18 million.
    Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $1.32 billion.
    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $10.14 billion.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.
    NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $332.93 million.
    World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.94 per share on revenue of $147.32 million.
    MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE: MMS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $616.04 million.
    Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CH
  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Debra G. Perelman was named president and chief executive officer of troubled cosmetics company Revlon Inc. (NYSE: REV). Her father, Ronald O. Perelman owns, via holding company MacAndrews & Forbes, 84.7% of Revlon’s shares and has controlled the company since 1985. It would seem, across the entire industry, there must be better-qualified candidates.

Hot Safest Stocks For 2019: STAAR Surgical Company(STAA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    STAAR Surgical (NASDAQ:STAA) was upgraded by equities researchers at TheStreet from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report issued on Monday.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) surged 73.3 percent to $3.90.
    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.
    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTMI) gained 13.7 percent to $16.53 after reporting Q1 results.
    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.
    Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) rose 10.7 percent to $19.10 following Q1 results.
    Logitech International S.A. (NASDAQ: LOGI)
  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of STAAR Surgical (NASDAQ:STAA) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eight brokerages that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy recommendation and two have given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $38.75.

Hot Safest Stocks For 2019: Richmont Mines, Inc.(RIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Richoux Group (LON:RIC) announced its earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported GBX (3.90) (($0.05)) earnings per share for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Richoux Group had a negative net margin of 19.84% and a negative return on equity of 38.45%.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Riecoin (CURRENCY:RIC) traded flat against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on September 16th. Over the last week, Riecoin has traded flat against the U.S. dollar. One Riecoin coin can now be purchased for about $0.0070 or 0.00000093 BTC on major exchanges. Riecoin has a market capitalization of $308,472.00 and $0.00 worth of Riecoin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about Richmont Mines (NYSE:RIC) (TSE:RIC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Richmont Mines earned a coverage optimism score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.3472842725256 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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An upstart airline just snubbed the owner of British Airways.

Norwegian Air Shuttle said Friday that it has rejected two takeover offers from British Airways parent IAG (BABWF) because they undervalued the airline and its prospects.

IAG, which also owns Iberia and Aer Lingus, confirmed that it had approached Norwegian. But the industry giant said that talks had “ended without an agreement” and it was “currently considering its options.”

Norwegian stock fell as much as 11%. Shares in IAG, which reported earnings on Friday, surged 4.5%.

One of Europe’s newest airlines, Norwegian has made a splash with ultra-cheap transatlantic flights from its bases in London, Paris and Barcelona.

The upstart, which now flies around 500 routes to more than 150 destinations, carried 33 million passengers in 2017, compared to 105 million for IAG’s carriers.

IAG said in April that it had amassed a 4.6% stake in the budget airline, signaling its interest in a potential acquisition. But investors who had been hoping for a positive update on Friday were left disappointed.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: STAAR Surgical Company(STAA)

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.
    Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS) shares rose 17.32 percent to close at $14.90. Coherus BioSciences reported resubmission of BLA for CHS-1701.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares gained 17.17 percent to close at $31.05 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET) gained 16.02 percent to close at $2.68 following Q1 earnings.
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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) surged 73.3 percent to $3.90.
    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.
    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTMI) gained 13.7 percent to $16.53 after reporting Q1 results.
    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.
    Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) rose 10.7 percent to $19.10 following Q1 results.
    Logitech International S.A. (NASDAQ: LOGI)
  • [By Keith Speights]

    Shares of STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ:STAA) were up 21.5% as of 11:25 a.m. EDT on Thursday. The big jump occurred after the maker of implantable lenses announced its second-quarter earnings results on Wednesday evening.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    STAAR Surgical (NASDAQ:STAA) was upgraded by equities researchers at TheStreet from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report issued on Monday.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares shot up 26 percent to $21.03 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.

    Shares of Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) got a boost, shooting up 56 percent to $34.2425. 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.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    STAAR Surgical (NASDAQ:STAA) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $28.55 and last traded at $28.42, with a volume of 6590 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $27.80.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: EnSync, Inc.(ESNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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    MTEM has been the subject of several research analyst reports. ValuEngine lowered shares of Molecular Templates from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Molecular Templates from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 7th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $5.20.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on EnSync (ESNC)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    EnSync Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:ESNC) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest in the month of September. As of September 14th, there was short interest totalling 2,862,471 shares, a growth of 19.1% from the August 31st total of 2,402,751 shares. Currently, 8.5% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 789,142 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.6 days.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Materialise NV(MTLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TheStreet upgraded shares of Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS) from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research report report published on Thursday.

    Several other brokerages have also commented on MTLS. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Materialise from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, August 28th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Materialise from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Friday, August 24th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Materialise from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Thursday, August 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $19.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

    Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE:RCL) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Materialise (MTLS)

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

    Navigator (NYSE:NVGS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Financial stocks paved the way higher, with the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEMKT:XLF) rising 1.8%. Utilities companies lost ground; the Utilities SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLU) fell 2.4%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Rate-sensitive stocks in the utility and real estate sectors led the market. The Utilities Select SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLU) gained 0.9% and the Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEMKT:VNQ) added 1%.

  • [By ]

    High-yield and traditionally-safe sectors like Utilities, represented by the Utilities Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLU), and Consumer Staples, represented by the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLP), show this relationship with yields.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Utility stocks were the weakest sector, with the Utilities Select SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLU) falling 1.4%. Semiconductor stocks also helped pull the market down after some analyst downgrades; the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) dropped 1.6%. 

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Technology shares were hit hard today, with the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLK) sinking 2.1%. Utilities moved higher, though; the Utilities Select SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLU) rose 1.7%.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ECA Marcellus Trust I(ECT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SuperEdge (CURRENCY:ECT) traded 19.2% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on September 1st. SuperEdge has a market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $947.00 worth of SuperEdge was traded on exchanges in the last day. Over the last seven days, SuperEdge has traded up 2.2% against the US dollar. One SuperEdge token can now be purchased for approximately $0.0002 or 0.00000002 BTC on popular exchanges.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Eca Marcellus Trust I (NYSE:ECT) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Eca Marcellus Trust I earned a coverage optimism score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.7651927822973 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SuperEdge (CURRENCY:ECT) traded 17.2% higher against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 14:00 PM ET on September 22nd. One SuperEdge token can now be purchased for about $0.0001 or 0.00000001 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. In the last seven days, SuperEdge has traded 52.1% lower against the dollar. SuperEdge has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $623.00 worth of SuperEdge was traded on exchanges in the last day.