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Hot Undervalued Stocks For 2019

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Hot Undervalued Stocks For 2019: Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGMF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Clairvest Group previously initiated an investment in a partnership that involved Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (OTCPK:GCGMF) and Brookfield Business Partners LP to operate two casinos in Southern Ontario. With this announcement, we not only get the upside of a 45% ownership of “Ontario Gaming West GLA Limited Partnership,” which includes four major operations, but also 2,500 slot machines, 60 table games, racing track and $450 million in gross gaming revenue. Clairvest has a history in the gambling industry and Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is a proven operator with a terrific track record.

Hot Undervalued Stocks For 2019: Synnex Corporation(SNX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cross Research lowered shares of SYNNEX (NYSE:SNX) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Friday morning.

    Other research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their price target on shares of SYNNEX from $140.00 to $130.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a report on Friday. Pivotal Research reduced their price target on shares of SYNNEX from $135.00 to $130.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a report on Friday. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a buy rating and issued a $135.00 price target (down previously from $151.00) on shares of SYNNEX in a report on Monday, April 2nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of SYNNEX from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, June 5th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of SYNNEX from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $141.14.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Hot Undervalued Stocks For 2019: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited(TEVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.’s (NYSE: TEVA) short interest decreased to 47.70 million from the previous level of 49.03 million. Shares were trading at $23.86, in a 52-week range of $10.85 to $33.82.

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Keith Speights, and Sean Williams]

    As for weaker generic-drug pricing, this isn’t anything new. Generic drugmakers like Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE:TEVA) have been pressured by weaker generic drug prices since the third quarter of last year. However, weakness in pricing has recently shown signs of stabilizing. Generic drug manufacturers and Wall Street analysts both seem to believe that 2019 will offer much-needed price stabilization for generic therapies. Considering that generics make up the bulk of total written prescription — about nine out of 10 — it seems only logical that pricing power will return to generic drugmakers and distributors sooner rather than later.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) was raised to Outperform from Market Perform with a $22 target price (versus a $17.63 close) at Raymond James.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    24/7 Wall St. had previously reported that Teva Pharmaceutical Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) is entering the generic EpiPen business, and this could potentially lead to a price war with Mylan.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Jafra Capital Management LP purchased a new stake in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (NYSE:TEVA) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 315,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,661,000. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries accounts for 2.7% of Jafra Capital Management LP’s portfolio, making the stock its 5th largest position.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a relatively calm day on Wall Street until the last few minutes of the trading session, as major market benchmarks didn’t initially respond in dramatic fashion to much-anticipated news on the interest rate front. As expected, monetary policy from the Federal Reserve remained consistent with the trajectory the central bank has followed for more than a year, and the target on short-term rates climbed by a quarter point to a new range of between 2% and 2.25%. That’s good news for savers, but investors seemed to see mixed implications for companies in different sectors, and a late-day sell-off sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 100 points. Some stocks also responded negatively to more specific news affecting their businesses. Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN), Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE:TEVA), and Chegg (NYSE:CHGG) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Hot Undervalued Stocks For 2019: FS Bancorp, Inc.(FSBW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Hot Undervalued Stocks For 2019: TransAlta Corporation(TAC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of TransAlta (TSE:TA) (NYSE:TAC) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the eight brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is C$8.25.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TransAlta (NYSE: TAC) and CLP (OTCMKTS:CLPHY) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TransAlta (NYSE: TAC) and Enel S.p.A. ADS Common Stock (OTCMKTS:ENLAY) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now

When it comes to stocks, share price isn’t everything. In fact, it isn’t much at all. The real question is, “What is the share price compared to what that tiny piece of the company is actually worth — or will be worth?” Unfortunately for the average retail investor, there are a raft of different formulas to measure that, and different yardsticks for each.

In this segment from the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill and Fool senior analysts Aaron Bush, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser address the question of a listener who wants to know their favorite ways to value companies — and at least one method will likely be unfamiliar to you.

A full transcript follows the video.

This video was recorded on Jan. 25, 2019.

Chris Hill: Question from Nick Burgess in Atlanta, Georgia. He writes, “Hey, guys. Love the show and everything it has helped me learn in my young investing journey so far. As I’m only 26 years old, I’m looking for companies that I can stick with for the long haul. I know I need to look for companies within my circle of competence with great management teams, but I always hear about looking for companies that are undervalued. With that in mind, what is your favorite way to value a company? Again, thanks for all that you do.” Thanks for listening, Nick! Thanks for the question! Ron, you’re up first.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Aerosonic Corporation(AIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Aimia (TSE:AIM) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is C$2.67.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Aimia Inc (TSE:AIM) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is C$3.54.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Trimble Navigation Limited(TRMB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) and Faro Technologies (NASDAQ:FARO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) was downgraded by Goldman Sachs Group from a “conviction-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday, The Fly reports.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday morning. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.81-1.89 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.77. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.14-3.19 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.11 billion.Trimble also updated its Q3 guidance to $0.43-0.47 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY lowered its position in shares of Trimble Inc (NASDAQ:TRMB) by 10.7% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 71,880 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 8,657 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY’s holdings in Trimble were worth $2,361,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC cut its position in shares of Trimble Inc. (NASDAQ:TRMB) by 0.6% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 646,355 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 4,136 shares during the quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC’s holdings in Trimble were worth $23,200,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) was upgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: SORL Auto Parts Inc.(SORL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) rose 75.31 percent to close at $9.94 after reporting Q1 results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 40.62 percent to close at $4.50 on Tuesday after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) gained 34.39 percent to close at $3.40.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) gained 32.74 percent to close at $1.50 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) surged 31.15 percent to close at $8.00 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) rose 21.07 percent to close at $11.09. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) rose 20.23 percent to close at $10.58.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) shares gained 17.62 percent to close at $17.82.
    Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: APVO) rose 17.1 percent to close at $5.82.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) shares jumped 16.23 percent to close at $4.87 following Q1 earnings.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) rose 16.04 percent to close at $3.69.
    PPDAI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PPDF) climbed 15.99 percent to close at $7.98 following Q1 results.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) rose 15.93 percent to close at $3.42.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) gained 15.59 percent to close at $0.5532 following Q1 results.
    Sophiris Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPHS) gained 13.92 percent to close at $3.52 on Tuesday following Q1 results.
    Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA) jumped 13.4 percent to close at $2.37.
    Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI) shares surged 13.05 percent to close
  • [By Max Byerly]

    These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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    Return on Equity (ROE) under Consideration Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (NYSE:IIPR), Neonode Inc … (stocksnewspoint.com) Morning Miraculous Stocks: Taseko Mines Limited (NYSE:TGB), WMIH Corp. (NASDAQ:WMIH), Innovative Industrial … (journalfinance.net) Dazzling Stocks: Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (NYSE:IIPR), SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ:SORL), ReWalk … (thestreetpoint.com) Head-To-Head Contrast: Kennedy-Wilson (KW) vs. Innovative Industrial Properties (IIPR) (americanbankingnews.com) Innovative Industrial (IIPR) versus Colliers International Group (CIGI) Financial Contrast (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of research analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Innovative Industrial Properties from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, March 16th. ValuEngine raised Innovative Industrial Properties from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd.

  • [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 Max Byerly]

    SORL Auto Parts (NASDAQ: SORL) and Modine Manufacturing (NYSE:MOD) are both small-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares climbed 70.3 percent to $5.45 after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) surged 39.8 percent to $1.58 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) gained 25.6 percent to $11.50. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Aytu Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ: AYTU) shares jumped 21.8 percent to $0.4798 after the company late Monday reported lighter-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) shares gained 21.1 percent to $26.77 following Q3 results.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) rose 16.8 percent to $7.1271 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) rose 13.8 percent to $2.88.
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) jumped 13.1 percent to $6.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares gained 12 percent to $5.87 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) gained 8.4 percent to $3.96 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Rosehill Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: ROSE) surged 8.4 percent to $7.90 after announcing Q1 results.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) rose 8.1 percent to $0.5171 following Q1 results.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) rose 7.7 percent to $5.6103 following Q1 results.
    Nine Energy Service, Inc. (NYSE: NINE) shares climbed 7.4 percent to $35.90.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 6.7 percent to $6.40 after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Carriage Services, Inc.(CSV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Carriage Services, Inc. (NYSE:CSV) insider Shawn R. Phillips sold 6,500 shares of Carriage Services stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.65, for a total transaction of $140,725.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 106,946 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,315,380.90. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dolphin Entertainment (NASDAQ: DLPN) and Carriage Services (NYSE:CSV) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Carriage Services (NYSE: CSV) and Regis (NYSE:RGS) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: CB Financial Services, Inc.(CBFV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CB Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ:CBFV)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday following a dividend announcement from the company. The company traded as low as $34.95 and last traded at $34.40, with a volume of 4600 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $34.65.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: BancorpSouth, Inc.(BXS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bancorpsouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the eleven analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have issued a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $35.13.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    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 Max Byerly]

    QCR (NASDAQ: QCRH) and Bancorpsouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and earnings.

  • [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 Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Eaton Vance Floating Rate Income Trust(EFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Relative Value Partners Group LLC grew its holdings in Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Income Trust (NYSE:EFT) by 11.0% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 799,864 shares of the investment management company’s stock after purchasing an additional 79,578 shares during the period. Relative Value Partners Group LLC’s holdings in Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Income Trust were worth $11,958,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sterling Construction Company Inc(STRL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sterling Construction Company Inc (NASDAQ:STRL) – Equities research analysts at DA Davidson lowered their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for Sterling Construction in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, May 8th. DA Davidson analyst B. Thielman now anticipates that the construction company will earn $0.37 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.38. DA Davidson also issued estimates for Sterling Construction’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.21 EPS.

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    B&G Foods (BGS) : “No, we’re going to stay away. This group is a snake pit.”

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 50.7 percent to $4.34 after the company announced a special $1.00 per share cash dividend.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) surged 28.4 percent to $17.44 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cardlytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDLX) gained 22 percent to $17.945.
    Care.com, Inc. (NYSE: CRCM) shares rose 19.3 percent to $18.92 following Q1 earnings.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) jumped 19.1 percent to $4.3934 after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 18.6 percent to $4.79 after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    IntriCon Corporation (NASDAQ: IIN) climbed 17.4 percent to $29.30 after reporting Q1 results.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 16.2 percent to $3.45 after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: TCMD) gained 15.4 percent to $42.61 following Q1 results.
    eGain Corporation (NASDAQ: EGAN) gained 15.3 percent to $10.55 following Q3 earnings.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 13.8 percent to $9.48 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRL) shares surged 13.1 percent to $13.42 after reporting Q1 results.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) climbed 11.9 percent to $10.85 following better-than-expected Q3 earnings.
    scPharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SCPH) gained 11.2 percent to $14.45 following Q1 results.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 10.2 percent to $24.08 following Q1 results.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) shares rose 7.9 percent to $19.60 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its outlook.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 7.7 percent to $11.90 following upbeat Q1 results.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 6.8 perc

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Eli Lilly and Company(LLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Traders sold shares of Eli Lilly And Co (NYSE:LLY) on strength during trading hours on Thursday after an insider sold shares in the company. $108.46 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $159.26 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $50.80 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Eli Lilly And Co had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Eli Lilly And Co traded up $0.61 for the day and closed at $106.58Specifically, major shareholder Eli & Co Lilly sold 4,531 shares of Eli Lilly And Co stock in a transaction on Monday, August 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.33, for a total transaction of $64,929.23. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 3,934,137 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $56,376,183.21. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Lilly Endowment Inc sold 170,000 shares of Eli Lilly And Co stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $86.62, for a total value of $14,725,400.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 121,880,804 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $10,557,315,242.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 1,675,011 shares of company stock valued at $166,959,769. 0.11% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
    PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to
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    Pharmaceutical stocks joined the party Wednesday after Trump dredged up drug pricing concerns during his State of the Union address. Every major drug manufacturer retreated yesterday. Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE:LLY) led the way lower with a decline of more than 5%. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) and AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) weren’t far behind with losses of 3%.

  • [By Chris Johnson]

    Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY), which has a 2.5% weighting in the XLV ETF I showed you yesterday, is looking really good right now.

    Lilly made the newswires this morning, announcing that it was scrapping late-stage trials of an experimental Alzheimer’s drug they were co-developing with AstraZeneca Plc. because it wasn’t meeting treatment goals.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    One of America’s largest pharmaceutical companies, Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) has a lot going on next week. A panel of experts will convene on Monday to discuss a potential blockbuster’s once rejected application. The next day, management is scheduled to present first-quarter results.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) shares shot up 67 percent to $49.805 after Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced plans to acquire ARMO BioSciences for $50 per share.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: TransAlta Corporation(TAC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TransAlta (NYSE: TAC) and CLP (OTCMKTS:CLPHY) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of TransAlta (TSE:TA) (NYSE:TAC) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the eight brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is C$8.25.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TransAlta Co. (TSE:TA) (NYSE:TAC) insider Douglas French purchased 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 20th. The stock was bought at an average cost of C$48.51 per share, with a total value of C$48,510.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TransAlta (NYSE: TAC) and EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A (OTCMKTS:EDPFY) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

Hot Casino Stocks For 2019

Although the idea MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM) might step in to buy troubled Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) was always more speculative than based on any concrete evidence, the chances of it actually happening have now been reduced to virtually nil.

MGM just announced a $2 billion stock repurchase authorization, and though the program doesn’t guarantee the money will be spent on buybacks, it pretty much indicates the casino operator has no intention of buying its rival.

MGM Resorts spent $7 billion over the past few years expanding its operations such as buying the Borgata casino in Atlantic City. Now it wants to buy its stock. Image source: Borgata.

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CEO Jim Murren says the amount authorized indicates not only MGM’s financial strength, but also the casino’s “continued commitment to returning capital to our shareholders.”

Hot Casino Stocks For 2019: National Grid Transco, PLC(NGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CNX Midstream Partners (NYSE: CNXM) and National Grid (NYSE:NGG) are both oils/energy 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 Logan Wallace]

    Reaves W H & Co. Inc. lessened its holdings in National Grid plc (NYSE:NGG) by 15.3% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 275,481 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 49,687 shares during the period. Reaves W H & Co. Inc.’s holdings in National Grid were worth $15,546,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    MML Investors Services LLC lessened its holdings in National Grid plc (NYSE:NGG) by 8.7% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 34,440 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 3,290 shares during the quarter. MML Investors Services LLC’s holdings in National Grid were worth $1,943,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    National Grid (NYSE:NGG) has been about as solid of a dividend investment as any investor could ask for over the past decade. The company is the epitome of utility stocks as its regulated electricity and natural gas transmission businesses bear almost no commodity price or power-generation risk. For investors, the trade-off for that stability has been a rather slow rate of growth.

Hot Casino Stocks For 2019: HMS Holdings Corp(HMSY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 34.7 percent to $45.50 in pre-market trading following news that the FDA has approved Andexxa for the reversal of factor Xa inhibitors.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 15.7 percent to $6.65 in pre-market trading after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    China Recycling Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: CREG) rose 14.7 percent to $2.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 57.89 percent on Thursday.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 11 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) rose 9.2 percent to $1.90 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 9.1 percent to $51.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) rose 9 percent to $12.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted Q1 results and agreed to acquire HealthGrid.
    Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) rose 7.6 percent to $75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings outlook from $2.40-$2.70 to $3-$3.20.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7.5 percent to $10.15 in pre-market trading following Q3 results.
    Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) rose 4.5 percent to $11.83 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly earnings.
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) shares rose 4.4 percent to $190.50 in the pre-market trading session as the company posted upbeat Q4 results.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) shares rose 3.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.98 percent on Thursday.
    Newell Brands Inc (NYSE: NWL) shares rose 3.6 percent to $27.65 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: H
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:HMSY) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the thirteen analysts that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, seven have assigned a buy recommendation and two have given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $22.86.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares jumped 29.86 percent to close at $2.87 on Friday.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares gained 28.87 percent to close at $8.75 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Mexco Energy Corporation (NYSE: MXC) gained 27.02 percent to close at $5.4744.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) climbed 26 percent to close at $23.94. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 25.64 percent to close at $42.44 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.19 percent to close at $8.50 after reporting Q2 results.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares gained 22.45 percent to close at $31.58 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) gained 22.31 percent to close at $6.25 after reporting Q1 results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares jumped 22.27 percent to close at $121.46 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Jerash Holdings (US), Inc. (NASDAQ: JRSH) gained 20.86 percent to close at $8.46.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 19.83 percent to close at $6.89 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 18.01 percent to close at $55.95 on Friday after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 17.73 percent to close at $21.25 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Schmitt Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMIT) rose 17.41 percent to close at $2.36.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares gained 16.78 percent to close at $12.25 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares rose 14.23 percent to close at $63.40 following Q1 result
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares rose 35.8 percent to $3.00.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares surged 32 percent to $8.94 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) gained 29.6 percent to $24.62. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares rose 26.8 percent to $32.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) gained 25 percent to $7.185 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares climbed 23.7 percent to $122.87 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.2 percent to $8.4999 after reporting Q2 results.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) gained 22.2 percent to $41.27 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 22.2 percent to $57.955 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) jumped 19.7 percent to $6.12 after reporting Q1 results.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 16.4 percent to $21.00 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares rose 16.4 percent to $12.21 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares gained 14.9 percent to $63.75 following Q1 results.
    Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL) shares climbed 14.5 percent to $23.98 folloiwng strong Q1 results.
    B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) climbed 12.6 percent to $25.40 after reporting Q1 earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: HMSY) shares gained 10 percent to $19.59 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7 percent to $10.09 following Q3 r
  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA increased its position in shares of HMS Holdings (NASDAQ:HMSY) by 40.9% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,007,174 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 292,456 shares during the period. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA owned approximately 1.21% of HMS worth $16,961,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Hot Casino Stocks For 2019: TransAlta Corporation(TAC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TransAlta (NYSE: TAC) and EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A (OTCMKTS:EDPFY) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of TransAlta (TSE:TA) (NYSE:TAC) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the eight brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is C$8.25.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TransAlta (NYSE: TAC) and Enel S.p.A. ADS Common Stock (OTCMKTS:ENLAY) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TransAlta (NYSE: TAC) is one of 69 publicly-traded companies in the “Electric services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare TransAlta to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk and dividends.

Hot Casino Stocks For 2019: America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V.(AMOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Am茅rica M贸vil (NYSE:AMOV)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $15.49 and last traded at $15.49, with a volume of 100 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $15.49.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News stories about America Movil SAB de CV ADR Class A (NYSE:AMOV) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. America Movil SAB de CV ADR Class A earned a coverage optimism score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 47.3307585784002 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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I read your article about health savings accounts and have a question. I have been fully funding my HSA, paying medical expenses out of pocket and planning to reimburse myself in the future with tax-free HSA dollars. Recently, my employer switched to an HSA provider that only offers a low-interest savings account and no other investing options. Are there other options for investing the money?

See Also: 50 Ways to Cut Your Health Care Costs

You aren’t trapped by your employer’s limited investing options. As long as you have an HSA-eligible health insurance policy (with a deductible of at least $1,300 for individual coverage or $2,600 for family coverage in 2016), you can contribute to an HSA with any account administrator, whether it is offered through your employer or it is an HSA you sign up for on your own. But if your employer only lets you contribute to one administrator’s HSA through payroll deduction, it’s usually best to continue making new contributions to that account, even if it doesn’t have the best long-term investing options.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018: Sealed Air Corporation(SEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Celanese (NYSE: CE) and Sealed Air (NYSE:SEE) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018: Franklin Covey Company(FC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Best Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018: Smith & Nephew SNATS, Inc.(SNN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

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Best Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018: Orchids Paper Products Company(TIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares rose 35.8 percent to $4.55.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) gained 28.8 percent to $1.04. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares surged 19.1 percent to $33.00 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) gained 14.9 percent to $37.22 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares climbed 14 percent to $17.90 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) climbed 14 percent to $7.12 following strong quarterly results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 13.6 percent to $8.25.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 11.8 percent to $3.34. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) gained 11.6 percent to $40.99 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 11.2 percent to $4.9363.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 10.5 percent to $11.23 after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) rose 10.2 percent to $30.86. Sidoti & Co. upgraded Systemax from Neutral to Buy.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) surged 9.2 percent to $7.13. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares jumped 104.82 percent to close at $14.87 on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) rose 31.25 percent to close at $1.06. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares climbed 27.16 percent to close at $4.26 on Tuesday.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) gained 27.09 percent to close at $3.80. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) surged 17.13 percent to close at $37.95 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $18.21 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares jumped 15.73 percent to close at $7.58 on Tuesday after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares gained 14.62 percent to close at $31.75 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) jumped 12.86 percent to close at $7.37. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) rose 12.8 percent to close at $7.05 following strong quarterly results.
    Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDMO) rose 12.72 percent to close at $3.81.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) gained 12.61 percent to close at $5.00.
    Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBLN) rose 12.39 percent to close at $3.72.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares climbed 11.88 percent to close at $7

Best Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018: Tiffany & Co.(TIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    HSBC’s top stocks list is mostly dominated by large-cap plays that happen to pay attractive dividend yields. More importantly, the stocks already have a decent amount of momentum behind them: the average one-month performance is +5.5%. 

    Baker Hughes (BHGE) Tiffany & Co. (TIF) The Mosaic Company (MOS) Deutsche Telekom Schneider Electric Adidas (ADDYY) Unicredit  CRH (CRH) Luftansa  GlaxosmithKline (GSK) Associated British Foods   Fresnillo China Construction Bank China Overseas Land & Inv. Geely Automobile Holdings CRCC China Resources Beer Samsung Electronic Sasol Adani Ports and SEZ

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    First Eagle Investment Management LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) by 0.8% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 3,798,751 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 29,056 shares during the period. First Eagle Investment Management LLC owned 3.06% of Tiffany & Co. worth $370,986,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Friday was Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) which traded down 5% at $97.51. The stocks 52-week range is $84.15 to $111.44. Volume was 7.8 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.3 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Look for Tiffany & Co.’s (NYSE: TIF) fiscal fourth-quarter report on Friday. The consensus forecast is $1.64 in EPS on $1.31 billion in revenue. Shares last traded at $101.76. The consensus price target is $111.88, and shares have traded between $84.15 and $111.44 in the past 52 weeks.

Best Medical Stocks To Watch For 2018: TransAlta Corporation(TAC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of TransAlta (TSE:TA) (NYSE:TAC) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the eight brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is C$8.25.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TransAlta (NYSE: TAC) is one of 69 publicly-traded companies in the “Electric services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare TransAlta to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk and dividends.

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(Bloomberg) — Powerful hospital and medical school lobbying groups are spending at least $1 million on television ads opposing Senate Republicans’ plan to change the Affordable Care Act.

The ads ask viewers to consider whether they’ll be among the millions of Americans projected to lose their health coverage under the Senate proposal, Rick Pollack, chief executive officer of the American Hospital Association, said Tuesday in a conference call with reporters.

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Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2018: TransAlta Corporation(TAC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, utilities shares fell by 0.08 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), down 3 percent, and TransAlta Corporation (USA) (NYSE: TAC), down 2 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, utilities shares rose by just 0.5 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included TransAlta Corporation (USA) (NYSE: TAC), down 1 percent, and Huaneng Power International Inc (ADR) (NYSE: HNP), down 1 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, utilities shares rose by just 0.1 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Companhia Paranaense de Energia (ADR) (NYSE: ELP), down 3.5 percent, and TransAlta Corporation (USA) (NYSE: TAC), down 5 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the utilities sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from TransAlta Corporation (NYSE: TAC) and NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP).

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2018: Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc.(RH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    RH (NYSE: RH) was down, falling around 26 percent to $42.14. RH reported in-line earnings for its first quarter, but lowered its earnings forecast for the year.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Smallcap home furnishings retailer Restoration Hardware orRH (NYSE: RH) reportedQ3 2017 earnings after the market closed Tuesday that beat expectations and sent shares to near all time highs in after hours trading.Net revenues increased 8% to $592.473 millionon top of a 3% increase last year despite an approximate 1% negative impact from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Comparable brand revenues increased 6% compared to a 6% decrease last year. GAAP net income increased to $13.2 million (despite a negative impact of approximately $1.3 million from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and includes a positive impact of approximately $2.5 million related to a lower effective tax rate) versusGAAP net income of $2.5 million last year.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows mid cap Bed Bath & Beyond in a steady decline since around early 2015 while small capPier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR)has performed worst,small capRestoration Hardware Holdings Inc (NYSE: RH) is back up amidst volatility andmid capWilliams-Sonoma, Inc (NYSE: WSM)is backto breakeven:

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2018: Steelcase Inc.(SCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    These changes all emanate from the Ford Smart Mobility unit. Who ran that unit? New incoming Ford CEO Jim Hackett. Before joining Ford Mobility, Hackett was the corporate CEO of Steelcase Inc. (NYSE: SCS), where he transformed the company from a humdrum maker of desks to a designer of flexible, output-enhancing workspaces.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Steelcase Inc. (NYSE: SCS) shares dropped 14 percent to $14.10 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and issued a weak outlook for the second quarter.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Steelcase Inc. (NYSE: SCS) was raised to Strong Buy from Market Perform at Raymond James.

    SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) was raised to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital Markets. Shares were indicated up 6% at $3.54 on Thursday.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Steelcase Inc. (NYSE: SCS) shares shot up 5 percent to $15 as the company reported better-than-expected results for its second quarter.

    Shares of Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: NBRV) got a boost, shooting up 10 percent to $9.71. Nabriva Therapeutics announced a $80 million common stock offering.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2018: Durect Corporation(DRRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Wednesday's regular session.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2018: MGC Diagnostics Corporation(MGCD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    MGC Diagnostics Corp (NASDAQ: MGCD) is projected to post earnings for the latest quarter.

    Lands’ End, Inc. (NASDAQ: LE) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $293.24 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    MGC Diagnostics Corp (NASDAQ: MGCD) shares shot up 24 percent to $10.94 after the company agreed to be acquired by Altus Capital Partners for $11.03 per share in cash.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    MGC Diagnostics Corp (NASDAQ: MGCD) shares shot up 24 percent to $10.92 after the company agreed to be acquired by Altus Capital Partners for $11.03 per share in cash.