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Top Insurance Stocks To Buy Right Now

When the tedium of filing your tax return is finally over, usually you receive a refund with all the excess money the government collected beyond your actual tax liability. Many taxpayers look for opportunities to reduce their overall tax bill to get a larger refund check, and while there is some logic to this, there’s also a big drawback.

There are several ways to reduce your overall tax liability, and understanding these mechanics will show you why a large tax refund may not be the treat you think it is.

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1. Choose the right tax filing status

There are five tax filing statuses for you to choose from: single, head of household, married filing jointly, married filing separately, and qualified widow(er). Using the right one is important because it affects your standard deduction and your income tax bracket.

Top Insurance Stocks To Buy Right Now: Google Inc.(GOOG)

Google Inc. maintains an index of Web sites and other online content for users, advertisers, and Google network members and other content providers. It offers AdWords, an auction-based advertising program; AdSense program, which enables Web sites that are part of the Google Network to deliver ads from its AdWords advertisers; Google Display, a display advertising network that comprises the videos, text, images, and other interactive ads; DoubleClick Ad Exchange, a real-time auction marketplace for the trading of display ad space; and YouTube that provides video, interactive, and other ad formats for advertisers. The company also provides Google Mobile that optimizes Google?s applications for mobile devices in browser and downloadable form; and enables advertisers to run search ad campaigns on mobile devices, as well as Google Local that provides local information on the Web; and Google Boost for small businesses to participate in the ads auction. In addition, it offers And roid, an open source mobile software platform; Google Chrome OS, an open source operating system; Google Chrome, a Web browser; Google TV, a platform for the consumers to use the television and the Internet on a single screen; and Google Books platform to discover, search, and consume content from printed books online. Further, the company provides Google Apps, a cloud computing suite of message and collaboration tools, which includes Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar, and Google Sites; Google Search Appliance that offers real-time search of business and intranet applications, and public Web sites; Google Site Search, a custom search engine; Google Commerce Search for online retail enterprises; Google Checkout to make online shopping and payments streamlined and secure; Google Maps Application Programming Interface; and Google Earth Enterprise, a firewall software solution for imagery and data visualization. Google Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Chris Neiger]

    One of the building blocks of GM’s future is the company’s autonomous ride-hailing service, expected to debut later this year in San Francisco. That service follows Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary Waymo’s commercial ride-hailing service, which launched in Arizona at the end of 2018.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary Google has been making strides in consumer hardware, generating an estimated $3 billion in gross profit last year. However, much of that success is likely attributable to the search giant’s Pixel phones and increasingly popular lineup of smart speaker and smart-home devices. Google almost certainly has a Pixel Watch smartwatch in the works, too. In contrast, critics have mostly panned Google’s laptopand tabletlineup, the Pixelbook and convertible Pixel Slate.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    It seemed that AT&T’s plan to make DIRECTV NOW profitable was to offer customers add-on services like cloud DVR or additional streams. The company might also be able to leverage its small digital advertising business to improve ad sales on the streaming platform. But the service may have been stymied by competition from Hulu and Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) YouTube, which have eaten into AT&T’s market share and both include cloud DVR with their services.

Top Insurance Stocks To Buy Right Now: Truett-Hurst, Inc.(THST)

Truett-Hurst, Inc., incorporated on December 10, 2012, is a holding company. The Company produces and sells premium, super-premium, ultra-premium and luxury wines and other select beverage alcohol products made from wine. Its segment consists of wholesale, direct to consumer and internet. Its wholesale segment includes its retail brand label model and four fully owned brands through the three-tier distribution system. Its direct to consumer segment includes its brands occurring through its tasting rooms and wine clubs. Its internet segment includes sales, which occur through Wine Spies and principally consist of brands not owned by the Company. It also purchases semi-finished bulk wine and finished goods from both foreign and domestic producers. Its wines include Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon and are sold across a various price points via three distinct distribution channels: three-tier, direct to consumer and Internet. Its Wine sales in the three-tier channel are sold to distributors with programs available to the broad market or to specific retailers on an exclusive basis.

The Company sells its wine under various categories, such as premium ($12-$14 per bottle retail price), super-premium ($15-$24 per bottle retail price), ultra-premium ($25-$49 per bottle retail price) and luxury ($50+ per bottle retail price). It offers its products under various brands, including Truett Hurst, VML, Bradford Mountain, Healdsburg Ranches, The Criminal, Dearly Beloved, Sauvignon Republic, Mad Duck, California Square and Colby Red. It operates two wineries where wine is produced from a range of grapes. Its VML winery, which is a leased facility, can crush, ferment and oak barrel age approximately 500 tons (35,000 cases) of ultra-premium grapes annually, with capacity to increase to 2,000 tons.

The Company competes with Constellation Brands, Inc., E.&J. Gallo Winery, Bronco Wines, Winery Exchange Inc., Vintage Wine Estates, De! licato Family Vineyards and Diageo plc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media coverage about Truett-Hurst (NASDAQ:THST) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Truett-Hurst earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.6772286424113 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Truett-Hurst (NASDAQ:THST) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Truett-Hurst earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.6772286424113 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top Insurance Stocks To Buy Right Now: Computer Task Group, Incorporated(CTG)

Computer Task Group, Incorporated operates as an information technology (IT) solutions and staffing services company in North America and Europe. Its IT solutions include the implementation and optimization of packaged software applications; development and deployment of customized software and solutions designed to fit the needs of a specific client or market; and design and distribution of complex technology components. The companys IT and other staffing solutions include recruiting, retaining, and managing IT and other talent primarily for technology service providers and companies with multiple locations. It also provides IT services for the healthcare provider market that include clinical systems integration and implementation, application management, technology support for medical imaging, training, and technical resources. The company serves technology service and healthcare providers, health insurers, and diversified industrials markets, as well as manufacturing, life sciences, and financial services companies. The company was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Buffalo, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Computer Task Group (NASDAQ:CTG) and Endava (NYSE:DAVA) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Computer Task Group (NASDAQ:CTG) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Computer Task Group, Incorporated provides information technology (IT) staffing, IT solutions, and application management outsourcing services in North America and Europe. The company’s staffing services consist of recruiting, retaining, and managing IT talent for its clients. Its IT solutions include helping clients assess their business needs and identifying the IT solutions for these needs, as well as the delivery of services, including the selection and implementation of packaged software, and the design, construction, testing, and integration of new systems. It serves primarily technology service providers, financial services, healthcare, and life sciences market areas.Computer Task Group was founded in 1966 by Randolph A. Marks and G. David Bae. The company is headquartered in Buffalo, New York “

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019

Shares of Clean Energy Fuels Corp (NASDAQ:CLNE) were down 15.6% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $3.05 and last traded at $3.13. Approximately 5,742,302 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 232% from the average daily volume of 1,731,432 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.71.

Several analysts have recently commented on CLNE shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Clean Energy Fuels from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.25 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, June 15th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Clean Energy Fuels from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 23rd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Clean Energy Fuels from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, Raymond James lowered shares of Clean Energy Fuels from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Thursday. They noted that the move was a valuation call.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Chesapeake Utilities Corporation(CPK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Lord Abbett & CO. LLC lowered its position in shares of Chesapeake Utilities Co. (NYSE:CPK) by 22.7% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 39,400 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 11,600 shares during the quarter. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC owned 0.24% of Chesapeake Utilities worth $2,772,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: iShares MSCI All Peru Capped ETF (EPU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    iShares MSCI All Peru Capped Index Fund (BMV:EPU) declared a semiannual dividend on Wednesday, June 20th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 20th will be given a dividend of 0.3845 per share on Monday, June 25th. This represents a yield of 1.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 19th.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Truett-Hurst, Inc.(THST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Truett-Hurst (NASDAQ:THST) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Truett-Hurst earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.6772286424113 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media coverage about Truett-Hurst (NASDAQ:THST) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Truett-Hurst earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.6772286424113 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Truett-Hurst (NASDAQ:THST) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Truett-Hurst earned a daily sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 44.6844029134937 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Cardiome Pharma Corporation(CRME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cardiome Pharma Co. (TSE:COM) (NASDAQ:CRME) – Stock analysts at Zacks Investment Research issued their Q2 2018 EPS estimates for Cardiome Pharma in a research note issued on Tuesday, May 22nd. Zacks Investment Research analyst J. Vandermosten anticipates that the biopharmaceutical company will post earnings per share of ($0.26) for the quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    Cardiome Pharma Corp (TSE:COM): Should The Recent Earnings Drop Worry You? (finance.yahoo.com) Pacira Pharmaceuticals Gets a Hold Rating from Canaccord Genuity (analystratings.com) As of May, 21 Analysts See $-0.20 EPS for Cardiome Pharma Corp. (CRME) (thecasualsmart.com) Cardiome Pharma Corp. (CRME) stock added 0.33% off its SMA-20 (thestocksnews.com) Cardiome Pharma (CRME) Upgraded to Sell at ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of CRME traded down $0.01 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $2.29. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 730 shares, compared to its average volume of 138,610. The firm has a market cap of $80.20 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -2.53 and a beta of 0.19. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.47, a quick ratio of 3.99 and a current ratio of 4.80. Cardiome Pharma has a 52 week low of $2.28 and a 52 week high of $2.30.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Cardiome Pharma Corp. (NASDAQ: CRME) is expected to post quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $6.34 million.

    Quest Resource Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: QRHC) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $24.85 million.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Denny's Corporation(DENN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News articles about Denny’s (NASDAQ:DENN) have trended somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Denny’s earned a media sentiment score of -0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the restaurant operator an impact score of 43.0997571340278 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Stocks to Watch Today: GILD, AMZN, UAA, JPM, AAPL, NFLX
    Shares of Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) fell 2.4% after the biotech giant announced disappointing results from a trial for a drug for chronic liver disease. In deal news, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) will buy Wi-Fi/home router startup Eero for an undisclosed amount. The global e-commerce giant has been going on a smart-home acquisition streak. Last year, the firm bought video doorbell maker Ring for $1 billion. Eero is based in San Francisco and was founded in 2014. The firm makes mesh routers that aim to eliminate dead zones across a house or business location. Shares of Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UAA) gained more than 2.2% after the company reported earnings before the bell. The sports apparel giant reported earnings per share of $0.09 (on an adjusted basis). That figure beat expectations of $0.04. The company’s sales were off about 6% in the fourth quarter but cited a big jump in foreign revenue. Last week, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) released a report that recommended one of the deals of the decade. The bank has called for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) to buy streaming giant Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX). This deal is a no-brainer in today’s market. We break down what a deal would look like, how it benefits both sides, and how it would be like rocket fuel for Apple stock. Here’s what you need to know. Look for earnings reports from Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), Aircastle Ltd. (NYSE: AYR), Akamai Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), Ares Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: ARCC), Denny’s Corp. (NASDAQ: DENN), Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN), HubSpot Inc. (NASDAQ: HUBS), Molson Coors Brewing Co. (NYSE: TAP), Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OXY), Shopify Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOP), and TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP).

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    Take a stock like Denny’s Corp. (NASDAQ: DENN). Denny’s was trading for just under $3 a share in 2010. Since then, it’s exploded by more than 700% to trade for $17.64 a share today.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019

Should I stay or should I go?

If you’ve been singing this 1981 tune by the English punk rock band The Clash to yourself since late September, you are not alone. 

In the fourth-quarter selloff last year, U.S. equities lost $4 trillion in combined market value. For those who had chosen to stay and not to go, a sharp market bounce has helped recover much of the losses: after the 17% rally off the December low, the S&P 500 has now returned to early January 2018 levels.

For the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100, the decline was deeper, but the bounce was sharper. At its lowest levels of 2018, the Nasdaq was down 23% from its highs. Since its December lows, though, it has rallied some 19%. 

As a result, the Nasdaq is now higher by about 10% from its 2017 levels.

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Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.(CCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Hilltop Holdings Inc. acquired a new position in Coca-Cola European Partners PLC (NYSE:CCE) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 6,981 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $284,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Clinton Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Coca-Cola European Partners PLC (NYSE:CCE) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 128,976 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,242,000. Coca-Cola European Partners comprises 0.8% of Clinton Group Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 20th largest holding.

  • [By ]

    Analysts upgraded Coca-Cola European Partners PLC  (CCE) to buy on its commitment to deleveraging and capital allocation.

    Goldman still rates Monster Beverage Corp. (MNST) as a buy given the global expansion of the energy drink category.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

    Get Coca-Cola European Partners alerts:

    Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE) Lowered to “Sell” at ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com) $3.69 Billion in Sales Expected for Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE) to Post $0.81 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Critical Contrast: Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE) and Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (COKE) (americanbankingnews.com) Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of CCE traded down $0.51 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $37.88. The stock had a trading volume of 705,278 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,496,087. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82, a current ratio of 1.03 and a quick ratio of 0.79. The company has a market cap of $18.60 billion, a PE ratio of 15.85, a P/E/G ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 0.76. Coca-Cola European Partners has a 1-year low of $36.17 and a 1-year high of $44.75.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Coca-Cola European Partners (NYSE:CCE) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The company reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.78 by ($0.11), Bloomberg Earnings reports. Coca-Cola European Partners had a return on equity of 15.52% and a net margin of 5.70%. The company had revenue of $3.06 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.07 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.67 EPS. Coca-Cola European Partners’s quarterly revenue was up .1% on a year-over-year basis. Coca-Cola European Partners updated its FY18 guidance to EUR2.25-2.27 EPS.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Plains All American Pipeline L.P.(PAA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Plains All American Pipelines’ (NYSE:PAA) turnaround strategy continued paying dividends during the fourth quarter. The oil pipeline-focused MLP’s financial results surged thanks to recently completed expansion projects, as well as its ability to capitalize on issues in the oil market, which enabled it to deliver earnings and cash flow well above its guidance. That strong showing has the company on track for continued success in 2019.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Two years ago, Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA) and Plains GP Holdings (NYSE:PAGP) took a step to simplify their corporate structure by eliminating the costly incentive distribution rights (IDRs) that Plains All American paid to Plains GP. In exchange, Plains GP acquired a 34.8% stake in the MLP. While that deal was certainly a step in the right direction, the companies could eventually take the next logical progression by combining into one entity.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Currently, three major oil pipelines are on pace to start service in late 2019. They include Plains All American Pipeline’s (NYSE:PAA) 670,000-BPD Cactus II, the up-to-1-million-BPD Grey Oak Pipeline by Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP) and Andeavor (NYSE:ANDV), and the private equity–backed EPIC pipeline that could move up to 675,000 BPD. Add it up, and that’s more than 2 million BPD of pipeline capacity. Meanwhile, Energy Transfer and Magellan Midstream are expanding several existing lines, which could add another 400,000 BPD next year. On top of that, Plains All American Pipeline is working with oil giant ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) on a 1 million-BPD oil pipeline as well as expanding several other smaller pipelines as fast as it can.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The past couple of years have been challenging for oil pipeline MLP Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA). Lower oil prices cut deeply into the company’s earnings and cash flow, putting pressure on its balance sheet. However, the company has undertaken several strategic initiatives in recent quarters to overcome those issues, which finally started paying dividends in the first quarter.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    In addition, the company’s Advantage Pipeline joint venture (JV) with Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA) has been exceeding expectations since it began last year. Noble Midstream and Plains All American might need to expand that pipeline even further.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Truett-Hurst, Inc.(THST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Truett-Hurst (NASDAQ:THST) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Truett-Hurst earned a daily sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 44.6844029134937 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media coverage about Truett-Hurst (NASDAQ:THST) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Truett-Hurst earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.6772286424113 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Truett-Hurst (NASDAQ:THST) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Truett-Hurst earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.6772286424113 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF (EDV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    My preferred fund here is Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF (NYSE: EDV), which owns a basket of long-term, zero-coupon bonds. It’s better-known, larger, and, most important, cheaper than its competitor PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index Exchange-Traded Fund (NYSE: ZROZ). Both are poised to rally if deflation hits and the stock market falls. But EDV is cheaper, at only 0.07% expense ratio, compared with ZROZ’s 0.15%, and so it’s the one that makes the cut.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Sandstorm’s due diligence is thorough, they don’t just invest in any company. They like West Africa because they understand the area and the opportunities that exist there. Sandstorm is a royalty and streaming company, so they make these investments and receive cashflow deals that often kick in much later on. But they have already established a presence in Burkina and have deals in place with larger companies like Orezone Gold (TSXV: ORE) and Endeavour Mining (TSX: EDV). Sandstorm’s investment also potentially gives us access to their marketing department through something they call Launch Lab, and it looks like it will really benefit our own marketing efforts and will expose us to more opportunities over the coming year.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2019: Top Image Systems Ltd.(TISA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Before we get to our latest pick, here are last week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Sector Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Melinta Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) Healthcare $1.74 104.01%
    Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PTX) Healthcare $0.83 84.40%
    Top Image Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: TISA) Healthcare $0.82 59.85%
    Jason Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: JASN) Healthcare $2.21 58.99%
    Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL) Financial $4.66 51.79%
    Marathon Patent Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MARA) Healthcare $0.52 51.47%
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) Basic Materials $1.53 43.57%
    Dixie Group Inc. (NASDAQ: DXYN) Healthcare $1.40 42.86%
    Trevena Inc. (NASDAQ: TRVN) Services $1.41 39.60%
    Alliance MMA Inc. (NASDAQ: AMMA) Healthcare $4.95 36.18%

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019

Nordea (OTCPK:NRBAY) is, for those unfamiliar, the biggest pan-Nordic banking group, having market shares of 15-30% in each of the four Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. According to Global Financial Magazine, Nordea was ranked as the 29th safest bank globally in 2017. The ranking was based on the long-term foreign currency ratings issued by Fitch Ratings, Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s Investors Service.

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Another indicator of its safe-haven status is the fact that Nordeas junior subordinated bonds, or the so-called CoCos, are trading at just a 3.4% yield. For comparison, JPMorgans (JPM) CoCos are trading at a 5.5% yield.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Invesco Plc(IVZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    It didn’t take long for Seritage to get started. In March, it sold a 50% stake in The Mark 302 — its downtown Santa Monica project — to a unit of Invesco (NYSE:IVZ). Since then, Seritage has accelerated its efforts to form joint venture partnerships for some of its best assets, including two deals announced just this week.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about Invesco (NYSE:IVZ) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Invesco earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the asset manager an impact score of 46.4314751299121 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Invesco Ltd. (NYSE:IVZ) – Research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group dropped their Q2 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Invesco in a research report issued on Wednesday, July 11th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst D. Fannon now expects that the asset manager will earn $0.65 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.66. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Invesco’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.71 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.74 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $2.76 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $3.07 EPS.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Truett-Hurst, Inc.(THST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Truett-Hurst (NASDAQ:THST) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Truett-Hurst earned a daily sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 44.6844029134937 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (BPMUF)

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    Basilea Pharmaceuticals (OTC:BPMUF)

    BPMUF Is a Swiss company with commercialized products in the anti-infection space, but they are also working on agents in cancer research. One of these agents, BAL101553, is a prodrug of a so-called tumor checkpoint controller inhibitor, which destabilizes microtubules to disrupt dividing cells. This phase 1/2a study assessed the safety and the recommended dosage for this agent. The phase 1 portion of the trial recruited 20 patients to receive various doses of BAL101553.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: First Majestic Silver Corp.(AG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Though I don’t directly own First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG), I soon will, by default. I’m a shareholder in the aforementioned Primero Mining, and First Majestic Silver is in the process of acquiring Primero and its San Dimas mine, with the deal expected to close by the end of April. When it does, my Primero shares will be exchanged for shares of First Majestic, giving me ownership in the mining company that’s most levered to silver — about 70% of its sales are a result of silver production.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Zacks: Analysts Anticipate First Majestic Silver Corp. (AG) Will Announce Earnings of $0.03 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) News Report of Sizzling Basic materials Stock: First Majestic Silver Corp. (AG) (nasdaqplace.com) Stock in the Wall Street Spotlight: First Majestic Silver Corp. (AG) (nysewired.com) Is the Stock Overvalued? First Majestic Silver Corp. (NYSE:AG) (nasdaqjournal.com) Stocks in the Spotlight: Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS), Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLMN), First Majestic Silver … (journalfinance.net)

    Shares of First Majestic Silver opened at $7.30 on Friday, MarketBeat.com reports. First Majestic Silver has a 12-month low of $4.93 and a 12-month high of $8.73. The company has a market capitalization of $1.41 billion, a P/E ratio of -182.50 and a beta of 0.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21, a current ratio of 4.41 and a quick ratio of 4.15.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Next, you might be wondering what exactly would be considered “cheap” if analyzing cash flow per share. Though it’s going to be up to interpretation, after many years of tracking precious-metal stocks, I’m of the belief that a mining stock valued at 10 times its annual CFPS is considered fairly valued, with a slightly higher multiple for precious-metal royalty and streaming companies. With this in mind, here’s why SSR Mining (NASDAQ:SSRM) and First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG) are currently the top two holdings in my portfolio.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Carrols Restaurant Group Inc.(TAST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Carrols Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:TAST) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report released on Wednesday.

    Several other research analysts also recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Carrols Restaurant Group from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Carrols Restaurant Group from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Saturday, May 5th. Dougherty & Co reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Carrols Restaurant Group in a report on Sunday, March 4th. Finally, Citigroup cut their price objective on shares of Carrols Restaurant Group from $16.00 to $15.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a report on Monday, March 5th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $14.50.

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  • [By Steve Symington]

    Burger King franchisee Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) announced strong first-quarter 2018 results on Tuesday morning, showcasing continued momentum in both comparable-restaurant sales and revenue from acquired locations over the past year. Carrols was also able to considerably narrow its losses in this seasonally slow quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eight analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $15.50.