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Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2019

It hardly seems possible, but life just got a lot more complicated in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Department of Justice still insists marijuana has zero medical benefits, yet the Food and Drug Administration just approved the first drug derived from a marijuana plant.

Epidiolex didn’t leave any questions about its ability to safely treat severe epilepsy, and that has encouraged investors to make its developer, GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GWPH), a $4.1 billion company at recent prices. If Epidiolex sales enter the $1 billion per year neighborhood, shareholders could see some gains in the years ahead. Here’s a look at some unique challenges that could get in the way of such lofty expectations.

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Approved, but not legal yet

Public opinion concerning medical marijuana has come so far in such a short time that a murky legal status will probably be the least of GW Pharmaceuticals’ problems while trying to launch Epidiolex. That said, there is still a major tangle to work out.

Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: Watts Water Technologies, Inc.(WTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Northern Trust Corp lifted its stake in shares of Watts Water Technologies (NYSE:WTS) by 0.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 952,176 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 3,219 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp owned approximately 2.79% of Watts Water Technologies worth $73,984,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in WTS. SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in Watts Water Technologies during the fourth quarter worth about $112,000. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB acquired a new position in shares of Watts Water Technologies in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $224,000. Sawgrass Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Watts Water Technologies in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $270,000. Koch Industries Inc. raised its position in shares of Watts Water Technologies by 22.0% in the fourth quarter. Koch Industries Inc. now owns 3,821 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $290,000 after buying an additional 690 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Quadrature Capital Ltd acquired a new position in shares of Watts Water Technologies in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $330,000. Institutional investors own 77.22% of the company’s stock.

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    Watts Water Technologies Company Profile

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lessened its stake in Watts Water Technologies Inc (NYSE:WTS) by 40.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 14,698 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 9,975 shares during the quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA’s holdings in Watts Water Technologies were worth $1,142,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pinebridge Investments L.P. increased its position in Watts Water Technologies Inc (NYSE:WTS) by 3.8% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 25,262 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 925 shares during the period. Pinebridge Investments L.P. owned approximately 0.07% of Watts Water Technologies worth $1,981,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: McClatchy Company (MNI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Several large newspaper chains will face the largest increases in newsprint prices in absolute dollars. These are Gannett (NYSE: GCI), tronc (NASDAQ: TRNC), hedge fund owned Digital First Media, which just laid off dozens of people in Denver and on the West Coast, Hearst, Advance Media, McClatchy (NYSE: MNI) and Gatehouse Media. Among them, they own most of the large newspapers in America and hundreds of newspapers in aggregate. Each of these companies has newsprint demand much larger than that of The Tampa Bay Times.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Newspaper publisher McClatchy Co. (NYSE: MNI) made large staff cuts as ad revenue continues to fall. According to CNNMoney:

    McClatchy, the publisher of more than two dozen daily newspapers across the country, will reduce its staff by approximately three and a half percent, cut expenses across the company, and implement other measures to save money, the company announced in an internal memo obtained by CNN on Tuesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    At another of the largest chains, McClatchy Co. (NYSEAMERICAN: MNI), its flagship property, the Sacramento Bee, laid off 15 editorial workers. That may not seem like many, but in an already thinned out newsroom, it is a lot. The layoffs were also the third in just over a year. There were reports that McClatchy also laid off workers at its other West Coast properties.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    The McClatchy Company (NYSEAMERICAN:MNI) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 855,291 shares, a decrease of 4.6% from the April 13th total of 896,460 shares. Approximately 17.9% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 11,764 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 72.7 days.

Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: Winnebago Industries Inc.(WGO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Winnebago Industries (NYSE:WGO)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by investment analysts at Stifel Nicolaus in a report released on Monday. They presently have a $44.00 target price on the construction company’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ price target would suggest a potential upside of 21.38% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    In the new week, shareholders of Winnebago (NYSE:WGO), Kroger (NYSE:KR), and CarMax (NYSE:KMX) will be set to learn more about how business is going at each endeavor. Each of these companies is posting an earnings report over the next few days, and below we’ll take a look at the key trends that investors will be watching in those announcements.

Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc.(BRG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Bluerock Residential Growth REIT (NASDAQ:BRG) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Bluerock Residential Growth REIT earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 47.1792961215955 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bluerock Residential Growth REIT Inc Class A (NYSEAMERICAN:BRG) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,697,945 shares, a decrease of 7.7% from the August 15th total of 1,840,022 shares. Approximately 7.2% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 110,334 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 15.4 days.

Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: Solar Senior Capital Ltd.(SUNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Maxim Group reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Solar Senior Capital (NASDAQ:SUNS) in a research report released on Tuesday. They currently have a $18.50 target price on the asset manager’s stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Financial Survey: Solar Capital (SLRC) vs. Solar Senior Capital (SUNS) (americanbankingnews.com) Research Analysts Offer Predictions for Solar Senior Capital Ltd’s Q1 2019 Earnings (SUNS) (americanbankingnews.com) Solar Capital Ltd (SLRC) CEO Michael Gross on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) Solar Senior Capital’s (SUNS) Buy Rating Reiterated at Maxim Group (americanbankingnews.com) Solar Senior Capital NII in-line, misses on revenue (seekingalpha.com)

    SUNS stock traded down $0.07 during trading on Monday, hitting $16.85. The company had a trading volume of 7,787 shares, compared to its average volume of 28,851. The company has a market capitalization of $271.40 million, a PE ratio of 11.95 and a beta of 0.60. Solar Senior Capital has a 52-week low of $16.10 and a 52-week high of $18.40.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hercules Technology Growth Capital (NYSE: HTGC) and Solar Senior Capital (NASDAQ:SUNS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Solar Senior Capital Ltd (NASDAQ:SUNS) announced a monthly dividend on Thursday, June 7th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Thursday, June 21st will be paid a dividend of 0.1175 per share by the asset manager on Tuesday, July 3rd. This represents a $1.41 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.46%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 20th. This is a boost from Solar Senior Capital’s previous monthly dividend of $0.12.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Solar Senior Capital Ltd  (NASDAQ:SUNS)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 22, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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Top Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: TELUS Corporation(TU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TELUS Co. (NYSE:TU) (TSE:T) – Research analysts at National Bank Financial issued their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for TELUS in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, July 10th. National Bank Financial analyst A. Shine anticipates that the Wireless communications provider will post earnings of $0.54 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Spok (NYSE: TU) and TELUS (NYSE:TU) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    LSV Asset Management reduced its position in Telus (NYSE:TU) (TSE:T) by 42.5% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 112,500 shares of the Wireless communications provider’s stock after selling 83,000 shares during the quarter. LSV Asset Management’s holdings in Telus were worth $3,955,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019

Now that summer is upon us and the first-quarter earnings season is clearly in the rearview, many of the top firms on Wall Street are making some changes to the lists of their high-conviction stock picks for clients for 2018. Although markets have been relatively quiet for the past month, it makes sense to examine the lists and make some changes as the rest of the year could have additional volatility as the political and world landscape looks to remain unsettled.

One of the firms followed here at 24/7 Wall St. is regional boutique broker Wedbush, who over the years has built a strong reputation on stock picking, often following companies that have smaller market capitalizations than the blue chips.

The company’s Best Ideas list beat the S&P 500 in May, up 5.5%, compared to the index’s 2.2%. Year to date, Wedush’s Best Ideas list is up 17.5%, versus only 1.2% for the S&P 500.

Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) is still at the top of the list. Wedbush believes that the company could earn $3.00 as early as this year by optimizing King’s untapped ad opportunity and monetizing its Overwatch League. While Wedbush has modeled more modest earnings for 2018, the firm believes that Activision’s new investments have the potential to significantly expand its margins and profits for the next several years.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: PDC Energy, Inc.(PDCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    An issue of PDC Energy Inc (NASDAQ:PDCE) debt fell 1% against its face value during trading on Friday. The debt issue has a 6.125% coupon and is set to mature on September 15, 2024. The debt is now trading at $97.50 and was trading at $99.63 one week ago. Price moves in a company’s debt in credit markets sometimes anticipate parallel moves in its share price.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PDC Energy (NASDAQ:PDCE) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

    REDHILL BIOPHAR/S (NASDAQ:RDHL) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    In addition to supporting the growth of its parent, Noble Midstream will also assist third-party producers. One of the drivers is a partnership it formed with a private-equity-backed midstream company last year to buy the Black Diamond Gathering system in the DJ Basin. That system initially supported the production of six customers, including PDC Energy (NASDAQ:PDCE). However, the partners have gone on to expand their relationship with PDC Energy as well as recently adding a new customer into the fold, which has enhanced the system’s growth prospects.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Selena Maranjian]

    It’s also smart to make good use of a 401(k) account at work, if you have one, as that also automatically withdraws preset sums from your paychecks, plowing it into retirement savings. (Each year, aim to increase the percentage of your income you contribute to your 401(k) — and to your other savings accounts, too.) Be sure to invest that money effectively as well, remembering that long-term dollars are likely to grow the fastest in stocks. Thus, consider a low-cost, broad-market index fund such as the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEMKT:SPY), Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (NYSEMKT:VTI), and Vanguard Total World Stock ETF (NYSEMKT:VT).

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Yet when it comes to investing, reward often comes from being willing to take on risk. Over the past 10 years, investors who’ve been willing to look at smaller companies have seen much stronger returns than those who’ve stuck with the tried-and-true big names that are more familiar to them. When you look at exchange-traded funds tracking indexes composed of companies of different sizes — SPDR S&P 500 (NYSEMKT:SPY) for large companies, SPDR S&P Midcap 400 (NYSEMKT:MDY) for midsize companies, and SPDR S&P SmallCap 600 (NYSEMKT:SLY) for small companies — you can put a number on just how much better smaller stocks have done:

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    Twenty years ago, two investors decided to put some money to work. Investor A bought shares of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY). Investor B bought shares of steady Eddy dividend payer Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Both investors held on to their shares through thick and thin over the 20-year period. How did they do?

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ETRADE Capital Management LLC reduced its holdings in SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) by 0.9% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 1,032,072 shares of the company’s stock after selling 9,247 shares during the period. SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF makes up about 8.7% of ETRADE Capital Management LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 2nd biggest position. ETRADE Capital Management LLC’s holdings in SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF were worth $271,590,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kovack Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY) by 33.3% during the 3rd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 63,124 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 15,772 shares during the quarter. SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust makes up approximately 4.7% of Kovack Advisors Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 2nd biggest position. Kovack Advisors Inc.’s holdings in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust were worth $18,351,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Industrials led the market, with the Industrial Select SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLI) rising 1.5%. Biotechnology stocks struggled; the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEMKT:XBI) fell 2%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Industrial stocks suffered the biggest losses, with the Industrial Select SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLI) dropping 2.1%. Biotech shares had a good day, though; the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) rose 1.5%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Export-dependent industrial stocks were especially affected by trade concerns; the Industrial Select SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLI) dropped 1.5%. Retail stocks also suffered today, with the SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEMKT:XRT) losing 1.9%.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    3M is the second-largest holding in the Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA: XLI) at 5.29%. Boeing is the largest with a 7.93% share of the fund, but even it’s 22% year-to-date share price increase isn’t enough to push the fund’s increase for the year even to the same level as the Dow’s gains. The sector is just stuck in neutral, and nobody is sure if that’s as bad as it could get.

  • [By ]

    Shares of the Industrials Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLI) returned 28% over the year to mid-February and the sector trades a premium of 22% on its long-term forward multiple.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Health Net Inc.(HNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Huntsworth (LON:HNT)‘s stock had its “add” rating reiterated by equities researchers at Peel Hunt in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Huntsworth plc (LON:HNT) insider Paul Taaffe sold 1,243,445 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 110 ($1.44), for a total transaction of £1,367,789.50 ($1,787,259.24).

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Solar Senior Capital Ltd.(SUNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hercules Technology Growth Capital (NYSE: HTGC) and Solar Senior Capital (NASDAQ:SUNS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Financial Survey: Solar Capital (SLRC) vs. Solar Senior Capital (SUNS) (americanbankingnews.com) Research Analysts Offer Predictions for Solar Senior Capital Ltd’s Q1 2019 Earnings (SUNS) (americanbankingnews.com) Solar Capital Ltd (SLRC) CEO Michael Gross on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) Solar Senior Capital’s (SUNS) Buy Rating Reiterated at Maxim Group (americanbankingnews.com) Solar Senior Capital NII in-line, misses on revenue (seekingalpha.com)

    SUNS stock traded down $0.07 during trading on Monday, hitting $16.85. The company had a trading volume of 7,787 shares, compared to its average volume of 28,851. The company has a market capitalization of $271.40 million, a PE ratio of 11.95 and a beta of 0.60. Solar Senior Capital has a 52-week low of $16.10 and a 52-week high of $18.40.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Maxim Group reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Solar Senior Capital (NASDAQ:SUNS) in a research report released on Tuesday. They currently have a $18.50 target price on the asset manager’s stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Solar Senior Capital Ltd (NASDAQ:SUNS) announced a monthly dividend on Thursday, June 7th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Thursday, June 21st will be paid a dividend of 0.1175 per share by the asset manager on Tuesday, July 3rd. This represents a $1.41 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.46%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 20th. This is a boost from Solar Senior Capital’s previous monthly dividend of $0.12.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now

For a chain that has so many stores that they’re often in sight of each other, Starbucks said Tuesday it is finally ready to pull the plug on more of its losers.

Starbucks said it will accelerate the rate at which it is closingunderperforming company-owned shops in areas that are alreadypacked with them.

The company’s announcement on Tuesday was part of a larger plan to ramp up its growth and revenues. The announcement, made at the end of the trading day, jostled investorswith Starbucks shares falling about 1.6% after hours.

“Our recent performance does not reflect the potential of our exceptional brand and is not acceptable,”CEO Kevin Johnson said in a statement. “We must move faster to address the more rapidly changing preferences and needs of our customers.

In previous years, the Seattle-based chain has closed an average of 50 stores a year, but this fiscalyearwill be the demise of about 150 locations. New cafes will continue to open in markets that demand it, the company said, and it is “actively exploring strategic options to license company-operated stores in other appropriate markets.”

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Solar Senior Capital Ltd.(SUNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hercules Technology Growth Capital (NYSE: HTGC) and Solar Senior Capital (NASDAQ:SUNS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Solar Senior Capital Ltd (NASDAQ:SUNS) announced a monthly dividend on Thursday, June 7th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Thursday, June 21st will be paid a dividend of 0.1175 per share by the asset manager on Tuesday, July 3rd. This represents a $1.41 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.46%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 20th. This is a boost from Solar Senior Capital’s previous monthly dividend of $0.12.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Pacific Ethanol Inc.(PEIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 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. Pacific Ethanol earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.4934086912591 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Pacific Ethanol Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX) saw short interest rise by 3% in the two-week period to 2.34 million shares, about 5.5% of the company’s float. Days to cover rose from five to six. The stock price was unchanged in the two weeks to May 15. Shares closed at $3.50 on Thursday, unchanged on the day, in a 52-week range of $2.75 to $7.50.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Pacific Ethanol Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX) saw short interest rise by 4.5% in the two weeks to 2.27 million shares, about 5.3% of the company’s float. Days to cover remained at five. The stock price rose by about 1.2% in the period. Shares closed at $3.40 on Wednesday, up nearly 8% on the day, in a 52-week range of $2.75 to $7.50.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Matarin Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 716,292 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,149,000.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Pacific Ethanol Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX) saw short interest fall by 12.2% in the two-week period to 2.16 million shares. Days to cover fell from six to four. The stock price fell 10.5% in the two weeks. Shares closed at $2.70 on Tuesday, up nearly 2% on the day, in a 52-week range of $2.40 to $7.50.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Regency Centers Corporation(REG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State of Tennessee Treasury Department raised its holdings in shares of Regency Centers Corp (NYSE:REG) by 402.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 192,496 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 154,218 shares during the quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department’s holdings in Regency Centers were worth $11,353,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Forrester Research, Inc.(FORR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Forrester Research (NASDAQ:FORR) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    According to a report from Forrester Research Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR), online sales will account for 17% of all retail sales in the United States by 2022.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Agree Realty Corporation(ADC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    AudioCoin (ADC) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. It launched on January 27th, 2014. AudioCoin’s total supply is 900,616,821 coins. The official website for AudioCoin is www.audiocoin.eu. AudioCoin’s official Twitter account is @Aurovine.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Hurco Companies, Inc.(HURC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hurco Companies (NASDAQ: HURC) and MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Progressive Corporation (PGR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Progressive Corp (NYSE:PGR) CFO John P. Sauerland sold 12,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.52, for a total transaction of $726,240.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 376,423 shares in the company, valued at approximately $22,781,119.96. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    OppenheimerFunds Inc. lessened its holdings in shares of Progressive Corp (NYSE:PGR) by 0.5% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 5,359,477 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 24,573 shares during the period. OppenheimerFunds Inc.’s holdings in Progressive were worth $326,553,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Element Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Progressive Corp (NYSE:PGR) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 138,000 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $8,408,000.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: LeMaitre Vascular, Inc.(LMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of LeMaitre Vascular Inc (NASDAQ:LMAT) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $34.40.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMAT) were down 17 percent to $32.47 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 results.

    Essendant Inc (NASDAQ: ESND) was down, falling around 23 percent to $7.38 after reporting downbeat quarterly earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMAT) were down 17 percent to $32.19 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 results.

    LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ: LKQ) was down, falling around 16 percent to $31.49 following weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of LeMaitre Vascular (NASDAQ:LMAT) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Thursday morning.

    LMAT has been the subject of a number of other reports. ValuEngine lowered shares of LeMaitre Vascular from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Friday, April 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of LeMaitre Vascular from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Saturday, April 28th. Benchmark upgraded shares of LeMaitre Vascular from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $40.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, April 26th. Stifel Nicolaus lowered shares of LeMaitre Vascular from a buy rating to a hold rating and reduced their price target for the stock from $40.00 to $34.00 in a research note on Thursday, April 26th. Finally, Roth Capital started coverage on shares of LeMaitre Vascular in a research note on Friday, June 8th. They issued a buy rating and a $38.00 price target for the company. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $37.71.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Omnicom Group Inc.(OMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Baird Financial Group Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 71,374 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $5,187,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Omnicom Group (NYSE:OMC) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the eighteen analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eleven have assigned a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $81.30.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    New York State Common Retirement Fund cut its stake in Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) by 1.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 566,726 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 7,045 shares during the quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund owned approximately 0.25% of Omnicom Group worth $41,184,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Curtiss-Wright Corporation(CW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd decreased its stake in shares of Curtiss-Wright Corp. (NYSE:CW) by 59.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 3,188 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 4,625 shares during the period. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd’s holdings in Curtiss-Wright were worth $430,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Curtiss-Wright (NYSE:CW) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 16th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 21st will be paid a dividend of 0.15 per share by the aerospace company on Thursday, July 5th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.46%.