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Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2022

Equities analysts forecast that Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CNK) will post earnings per share (EPS) of ($0.60) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have provided estimates for Cinemark’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is ($0.72) and the highest is ($0.46). Cinemark reported earnings per share of ($1.25) in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 52%. The company is expected to issue its next earnings results on Thursday, November 4th.

On average, analysts expect that Cinemark will report full-year earnings of ($3.70) per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($3.93) to ($3.54). For the next year, analysts anticipate that the firm will post earnings of $0.84 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.25 to $1.39. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that that provide coverage for Cinemark.

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2022: Peoples Bancorp Inc.(PEBO)

Peoples Bancorp Inc. operates as a holding company for Peoples Bank, National Association that provides financial products and services. It offers commercial and retail banking, insurance, brokerage, and trust services. The company accepts various deposit products, including demand deposit accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, and certificates of deposit; and provides commercial, consumer, and real estate mortgage loans, as well as lines of credit. It also offers debit and automated teller machine (ATM) cards; corporate and personal trust services; safe deposit rental facilities; travelers checks, money orders, and cashier?s checks; and telephone and Internet-based banking services. In addition, the company provides a range of life, health, and property and casualty insurance products; and fiduciary and wealth management services. Further, it offers brokerage services through an unaffiliated registered broker-dealer; and credit cards to consumers and business es, as well as provides merchant credit card processing services through joint marketing arrangements with third parties. The company offers its financial products and services through 47 financial service locations and 40 ATMs in southeastern Ohio, northwestern West Virginia, and northeastern Kentucky. Peoples Bancorp Inc. was founded in 1902 and is based in Marietta, Ohio.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) and Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2022: Brookline Bancorp Inc.(BRKL)

Brookline Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Brookline Bank, Bank Rhode Island, and The First National Bank of Ipswich, which provide commercial and retail banking services, and cash management and investment services to customers in Central New England. The company accepts various deposit products, including non-interest-bearing checking accounts, interest-bearing NOW accounts, savings accounts and money market savings accounts, certificate of deposit accounts, individual retirement accounts, and other qualified plan accounts. Its loan portfolio comprises first mortgage loans secured by commercial, multi-family, and residential real estate properties; auto loans; loans to business entities consisting of commercial lines of credit; and loans to condominium associations, as well as loans for financing equipment used by small businesses. Brookline Bancorp, Inc. also provides financing for construction and development projects, home equity, and other consumer l oans; and loans to finance coin-operated laundry, dry cleaning, and convenience store equipment and businesses. As of January 25, 2012, it operated 43 branches in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The company was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sterling Bancorp (NASDAQ:SBT) and Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ:BRKL) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SEC BANCORP INC/SH SH (OTCMKTS:SCYT) and Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ:BRKL) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2022: Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc.(SKT)

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). The company, through its subsidiary, Tanger Properties Limited Partnership, engages in acquiring, developing, owning, operating, and managing factory outlet shopping centers. As of September 30, 2005, Tanger owned and operated 33 factory outlet centers in 22 states totaling 8.7 million square feet of gross leasable area. It also provides development, leasing, and management services for its outlet centers. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code. As a REIT, it would not be subject to Federal income taxes provided it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. Tanger Factory Outlet Centers was founded by Stanley K. Tanger in 1981. The company is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Tanger Factory Outlet Centers'(NYSE:SKT) shares are trading near 10-year lows. The real estate investment trust’s (REIT)yield of 6.8% hasn’t been this high since the 2007-2009 recession. Is this a buying opportunity for a company with a 25-year history of annual dividend increases, or is the so-called “retail apocalypse” claiming another victim?

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Tanger Factory Outlet Centers(NYSE:SKT), one of the biggest outlet center operators in North America, has seen its stock fall 34% over the last three years amid concerns about rising vacancy rates and broader pressures in the industry. Even if brick-and-mortar retail proves to be more durable than some think, there’s still the risk that Tanger will struggle to pass along rent hikes as landlords generally like to do.

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2022: First Community Corporation(FCCO)

First Community Corporation operates as a bank holding company for First Community Bank, N.A. that provides various commercial and retail banking products and services to small-to-medium sized businesses, professional concerns, and individuals. It accepts various deposit products, including demand deposit accounts, checking accounts, NOW accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, and time deposits, as well as certificates of deposits. The company also offers commercial loans comprising secured and unsecured loans for working capital, business expansion, and the purchase of equipment and machinery; consumer loans, such as secured and unsecured loans for financing automobiles, home improvements, education, and personal investments; real estate construction and acquisition loans; and fixed and variable rate mortgage loans. In addition it provides other banking services, which include Internet banking, cash management services, safe deposit boxes, travelers checks, dir ect deposit of payroll and social security checks, and automatic drafts for various accounts. Further, the company provides non-deposit investment products and other investment brokerage services, VISA and MasterCard credit card services, and insurance services, as well as involves in issuing trust preferred securities. It offers its banking products and services through its main office in Lexington, South Carolina; and 11 full-service offices located in Lexington, Forest Acres, Irmo, Cayce-West Columbia, Gilbert, Chapin, Northeast Columbia, Prosperity, Newberry, and Camden. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Lexington, South Carolina.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    First Community Co. (NASDAQ:FCCO) – Analysts at FIG Partners upped their Q3 2018 earnings estimates for shares of First Community in a research note issued on Thursday, July 19th. FIG Partners analyst B. Martin now forecasts that the bank will post earnings of $0.40 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.39. FIG Partners also issued estimates for First Community’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.38 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.52 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.39 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.60 EPS.

Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2022: Bank OZK(OZK)

Bank OZK provides various retail and commercial banking services. The company accepts various deposit products, including non-interest bearing checking, interest bearing transaction, business sweep, savings, money market, individual retirement, and other accounts, as well as time deposits. It also offers real estate, consumer and business purpose, indirect recreational vehicle and marine, commercial and industrial, government guaranteed, agricultural, small business, homebuilder, and affordable housing loans; business aviation and subscription financing services; and mortgage and other lending products. The company also provides trust and wealth services, such as personal, custodial, investment management, and retirement accounts, as well as corporate trust services comprising trustee, paying and registered transfer agent, and other incidental services. In addition, it offers treasury management services comprising automated clearing house, wire transfer, transaction reporting, wholesale lockbox, remote deposit capture, automated credit line transfer, reconciliation, positive pay, and merchant and commercial card services, as well as zero balance and investment sweep accounts. Further, the company provides ATMs; telephone, online, and mobile banking services; debit and credit cards; safe deposit boxes; and other products and services, as well as processes merchant debit and credit card transactions. As of December 31, 2020, it operated approximately 250 offices in Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, South Carolina, California, New York, and Mississippi. The company was formerly known as Bank of the Ozarks and changed its name to Bank OZK in July 2018. Bank OZK was founded in 1903 and is headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    3. Bank OZK (NYSE: OZK) — Formerly known as Bank of the Ozarks, this small regional lender is a hidden gem. For those who aren’t geography buffs, the Ozark mountains straddle the border between Arkansas and Missouri. I attended college in this part of the country and am personally familiar with this well-run financial institution.

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    3. Bank OZK (NYSE: OZK) — Formerly known as Bank of the Ozarks, this small regional lender is a hidden gem. For those who aren’t geography buffs, the Ozark mountains straddle the border between Arkansas and Missouri. I attended college in this part of the country and am personally familiar with this well-run financial institution.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. American International Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Bank Ozk by 0.3% during the 4th quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 246,406 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,625,000 after acquiring an additional 665 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC grew its position in shares of Bank Ozk by 0.3% during the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 1,333,823 shares of the company’s stock valued at $30,451,000 after acquiring an additional 4,086 shares during the period. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. grew its position in shares of Bank Ozk by 20.8% during the 4th quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. now owns 5,370,678 shares of the company’s stock valued at $122,612,000 after acquiring an additional 923,260 shares during the period. Sapience Investments LLC grew its position in shares of Bank Ozk by 502.4% during the 4th quarter. Sapience Investments LLC now owns 393,140 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,975,000 after acquiring an additional 327,880 shares during the period. Finally, Prudential PLC grew its position in shares of Bank Ozk by 36.3% during the 4th quarter. Prudential PLC now owns 2,769,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $63,221,000 after acquiring an additional 737,300 shares during the period. 86.53% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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Hot Financial Stocks To Buy For 2022: United Bankshares Inc.(UBSI)

United Bankshares, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides commercial and retail banking services and products in the United States. Its deposit products include checking, savings, time, and money market deposit accounts; demand deposits, statement and special savings, and NOW accounts; and variable and fixed-term money market accounts and certificates of deposit. The company?s loan products portfolio comprises personal, commercial, floor plan, and student loans; construction and real estate loans; and consumer loans, including credit card and home equity loans. It also offers individual retirement accounts, safe deposit boxes, wire transfers, credit card, and other banking products and services. In addition, the company offers trust services; and services to correspondent banks, such as check clearing, safekeeping, and the buying and selling of federal funds. The company?s nonbank subsidiaries engage in other community banking services, such as asset management, real p roperty title insurance, investment banking, financial planning, and brokerage services. United Bankshares operates 112 full service offices in West Virginia, Virginia, Northern Virginia, Maryland, southeastern Ohio, and Washington, D.C. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Charleston, West Virginia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBSI) – Analysts at Boenning Scattergood reduced their Q2 2019 earnings estimates for shares of United Bankshares in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, January 30th. Boenning Scattergood analyst M. Schultheis now anticipates that the financial services provider will post earnings of $0.63 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.64. Boenning Scattergood has a “Hold” rating on the stock. Boenning Scattergood also issued estimates for United Bankshares’ Q3 2019 earnings at $0.65 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.63 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $2.55 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.60 EPS.

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Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2021

Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) by 2.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 729,866 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after buying an additional 18,359 shares during the quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in FLIR Systems were worth $37,932,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Summit Trail Advisors LLC grew its stake in FLIR Systems by 3,042.2% during the 1st quarter. Summit Trail Advisors LLC now owns 103,536 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $104,000 after buying an additional 100,241 shares during the last quarter. Three Peaks Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in FLIR Systems during the 1st quarter worth $111,000. Ostrum Asset Management purchased a new position in FLIR Systems during the 1st quarter worth $143,000. Cerebellum GP LLC purchased a new position in FLIR Systems during the 2nd quarter worth $172,000. Finally, Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC grew its stake in FLIR Systems by 54.5% during the 2nd quarter. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC now owns 3,586 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $186,000 after buying an additional 1,265 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.61% of the company’s stock.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2021: Western Asset Emerging Markets Income Fund, Inc(EMD)

Western Asset Emerging Markets Income Fund Inc. is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s primary investment objective is to seek high current income. As a secondary objective, the Fund seeks capital appreciation. The Fund, under normal conditions, invests at least 80% of its net assets plus any borrowings for investment purposes in debt securities of government and government-related issuers located in emerging market countries, including participations in loans between governments and financial institutions, and of entities organized to restructure the outstanding debt of such issuers, and in debt securities of corporate issuers located in emerging market countries. The Fund invests in sovereign bonds, energy, materials, telecommunication services and financials, among others. Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC (LMPFA) is the Fund’s investment manager. Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2021: Sapiens International Corporation N.V.(SPNS)

Sapiens International Corporation N.V. provides software solutions for the insurance industry primarily in North America, Europe, Israel, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers solutions for the property and casualty (P&C)/general insurance, as well as life, pension, and annuity markets. Its products include RapidSure, a component-based software solution used for general, personal, and commercial lines of businesses, including homeowners, fleet insurance, and specialty lines insurance products; IDIT, a component based software solution that addresses the needs of general insurance carriers for traditional insurance, direct insurance, banc assurance, and brokers markets; Insight for Reinsurance, a solution to handle P&C/general reinsurance activities of general insurance carriers and brokers; and Insight for P&C, a software solution for P&C carriers to support legacy solutions. The company?s products also comprise ALIS, a software solution for individual, group, and work site life and pension insurance products; eMerge, a rules-based model-driven architecture that enables the creation of enterprise applications with little or no coding using agile methodologies; and Decision, a business decision management solution developed for the financial services market, including mortgage banks, investment banks, and insurers. In addition, it provides implementation and integration services; custom-made IT solutions that assists organizations to meet its business challenges; and legacy modernization solution, mobile application solution, and application delivery services. Sapiens International Corporation sells its products and services through various distribution channels, which include direct sales force, system integrators, and distributors. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Rehovot, Israel. As of January 27, 2012, Sapiens International Corp. NV operates as a subsidiary of Formula Systems (1985) Ltd.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sapiens International Co. (NASDAQ:SPNS) shares hit a new 52-week high on Thursday . The company traded as high as $14.50 and last traded at $14.42, with a volume of 3541 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $13.94.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sapiens International Co. (NASDAQ:SPNS) declared a … dividend on Friday, September 21st, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 16th will be paid a dividend of 0.2337 per share by the technology company on Tuesday, October 30th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, October 15th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Qualys (NASDAQ: SPNS) and Sapiens International (NASDAQ:SPNS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sapiens International (NASDAQ: SPNS) and Alteryx (NYSE:AYX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and dividends.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2021: United Bankshares Inc.(UBSI)

United Bankshares, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides commercial and retail banking services and products in the United States. Its deposit products include checking, savings, time, and money market deposit accounts; demand deposits, statement and special savings, and NOW accounts; and variable and fixed-term money market accounts and certificates of deposit. The company?s loan products portfolio comprises personal, commercial, floor plan, and student loans; construction and real estate loans; and consumer loans, including credit card and home equity loans. It also offers individual retirement accounts, safe deposit boxes, wire transfers, credit card, and other banking products and services. In addition, the company offers trust services; and services to correspondent banks, such as check clearing, safekeeping, and the buying and selling of federal funds. The company?s nonbank subsidiaries engage in other community banking services, such as asset management, real p roperty title insurance, investment banking, financial planning, and brokerage services. United Bankshares operates 112 full service offices in West Virginia, Virginia, Northern Virginia, Maryland, southeastern Ohio, and Washington, D.C. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Charleston, West Virginia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBSI) – Analysts at Boenning Scattergood reduced their Q2 2019 earnings estimates for shares of United Bankshares in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, January 30th. Boenning Scattergood analyst M. Schultheis now anticipates that the financial services provider will post earnings of $0.63 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.64. Boenning Scattergood has a “Hold” rating on the stock. Boenning Scattergood also issued estimates for United Bankshares’ Q3 2019 earnings at $0.65 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.63 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $2.55 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.60 EPS.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of United Bankshares (NASDAQ:UBSI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Saturday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBSI) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $39.33.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2021: East West Bancorp Inc.(EWBC)

East West Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for East West Bank, which provides a range of personal and commercial banking services to small and medium-sized businesses, business executives, professionals, and other individuals in California. It offers various deposit products, including personal and business checking and savings accounts, time deposits and individual retirement accounts, travelers? checks, safe deposit boxes, and MasterCard and Visa merchant deposit services. The company?s lending activities include commercial, multifamily residential real estate, trade finance, accounts receivable, small business administration, inventory, and working capital loans, as well as commercial real estate, construction, and single-family residential real estate loans. In addition, it provides financing to facilitate its clients? business transactions between Asia and the United States. Further, the company, through its other subsidiary, East West Insurance Servic es, Inc., offers business and consumer insurance services to the southern California market. As of October 19, 2011, it operated through a network of 130 locations worldwide. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Pasadena, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Thursday.

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Top 5 Value Stocks To Buy For 2021: Analog Devices, Inc.(ADI)

Analog Devices, Inc., incorporated on January 18, 1965, is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing analog, mixed-signal and digital signal processing (DSP) technology, including integrated circuits (ICs), algorithms, software and subsystems. The Company’s operating segments include United States, Rest of North/South America, Europe, Japan, China and Rest of Asia. The Company’s signal processing products help in converting, conditioning and processing real-world phenomena, such as temperature, pressure, sound, light, speed and motion into electrical signals, which are to be used in a range of electronic devices. The Company combines data converters, amplifiers and linear products, radio frequency (RF) ICs, power management products, sensors based on micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS) technology and other sensors, and processing products, including DSP, micro controllers and other processors, into technology platforms. The Company’s products are embedded inside various types of electronic equipment, including industrial process control systems, medical imaging equipment, factory automation systems, patient monitoring devices, instrumentation and measurement systems, wireless infrastructure equipment, energy management systems, networking equipment, aerospace and defense electronics, optical systems, automobiles and portable electronic devices.

The Company’s integrated circuits product portfolio includes both general-purpose products used by a range of customers and applications, as well as application-specific products. The Company’s Analog Products include Converters, Amplifiers/Radio Frequency, Other Analog, and Power Management and Reference. The Company is a supplier of data converter products and high-performance amplifiers. Within this product portfolio, the Company provides precision, instrumentation, high speed, intermediate frequency/RF, broadband and other amplifiers. The Company also offers a portfolio of precision voltage references that are used in various applic! ations. Its analog product line also includes a portfolio of RF ICs covering the entire RF signal chain, ranging from standalone RF function blocks, such as phase locked loops, frequency synthesizers, mixers, modulators, demodulators and power detectors, to integrated broadband and short-range single chip transceiver solutions.

The Company’s analog technology portfolio also includes products that are based on MEMS technology. The Company’s MEMS product portfolio includes accelerometers used to sense acceleration, gyroscopes used to sense rotation and inertial measurement units used to sense multiple degrees of freedom combining multiple sensing types along multiple axes. Its isolators are designed for applications, such as universal serial bus isolation in patient monitors. In smart metering applications, the Company’s isolators provide electrostatic discharge performance that helps manage meter tampering. The Company’s Power management and reference products include functions, such as power conversion, driver monitoring, sequencing and energy management. The Company’s Digital Signal Processing products (DSPs) complete its product portfolio. As an integrated part of its customers’ signal chain, there are various other Analog Devices products connected to its processors, including converters, audio and video codecs, and power management solutions.

The Company competes with Robert Bosch GmbH, Broadcom Corporation, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Infineon Technologies, Linear Technology Corporation, Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., Microchip Technology, Inc., NXP Semiconductors and Texas Instruments, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) and Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. (NYSE:TSM) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Barclays restated their overweight rating on shares of Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) in a research note published on Wednesday. They currently have a $108.00 price target on the semiconductor company’s stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) and Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2019

Raymond James began coverage on shares of Veritex (NASDAQ:VBTX) in a report released on Tuesday, MarketBeat reports. The brokerage issued an outperform rating and a $33.00 price target on the financial services provider’s stock.

VBTX has been the subject of a number of other research reports. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Veritex from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 8th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Veritex from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Friday, July 27th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill reissued a buy rating and set a $37.00 target price on shares of Veritex in a research report on Thursday, July 26th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Veritex presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $33.75.

Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2019: Ishares Trust Dj Us Financial (IYF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The challenges facing EUFN may indicate the ETF will be challenged to deliver compelling risk-reward for investors. EUFN's three-year standard deviation is 18.23 percent, or more than 500 basis points above the same metric on the iShares U.S. Financials ETF (NYSE: IYF).

Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2019: KKR(KKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Where things get creative is in how NextEra Energy Partners will finance this acquisition. Instead of selling stock and diluting existing investors, the company entered into a convertible equity funding agreement with private equity giant KKR (NYSE:KKR). As part of the deal, NextEra Energy Partners will combine the acquired assets with four other existing wind facilities into a new portfolio. KKR will pay $900 million for an equity interest in the expanded portfolio that NextEra Energy Partners can buy out over time at a fixed rate of return.

Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2019: United Bankshares Inc.(UBSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBSI) – Analysts at Boenning Scattergood reduced their Q2 2019 earnings estimates for shares of United Bankshares in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, January 30th. Boenning Scattergood analyst M. Schultheis now anticipates that the financial services provider will post earnings of $0.63 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.64. Boenning Scattergood has a “Hold” rating on the stock. Boenning Scattergood also issued estimates for United Bankshares’ Q3 2019 earnings at $0.65 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.63 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $2.55 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.60 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of United Bankshares (NASDAQ:UBSI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Saturday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBSI) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $39.33.

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Salesforce.com (CRM) , American Airlines (AAL) , Align Technology (ALGN) , Procter & Gamble (PG) , United Bankshares (UBSI) , Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) and Dominion Energy (D) .

Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2019: Meridian Interstate Bancorp Inc.(EBSB)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Meridian Bancorp (NASDAQ:EBSB) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning.

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Top 5 Financial Stocks For 2019: NBT Bancorp Inc.(NBTB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NBT Bancorp (NASDAQ:NBTB) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Saturday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019

All those new sports gamblers will have to place their bets somewhere.

A Supreme Court decision that expands sports betting beyond Nevada could mean billions of dollars in new business for the casino industry.

The court ruling in favor of New Jersey overturned a 1992 federal law that had prohibited sports betting in most states. Currently, Nevada is the only state where single-game wagering is legal. Now, other states will have the opportunity to legalize the practice.

“The opportunity for a sportsbook is a whole new revenue source for casinos,” said John Decree, head of North America equity for Union Gaming, a boutique investment bank that focuses on the gaming industry.

Sports betting will be a new source of revenue for casinos as well as a way to entice new customers into the casino, Decree said.

High foot traffic during major sporting events could encourage traditional gambling, noted David Katz, an analyst who covers gaming for Jefferies. Katz estimates that the casino industry could add as much as $2.9 billion to its annual profit.

Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Enable Midstream Partners, LP(ENBL)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Enable Midstream Partners (NYSE: ENBL) and EnLink Midstream Partners (NYSE:ENLK) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Enable Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:ENBL) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the fourteen ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $17.75.

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Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: United Bankshares Inc.(UBSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of United Bankshares (NASDAQ:UBSI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Saturday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBSI) – Analysts at Boenning Scattergood reduced their Q2 2019 earnings estimates for shares of United Bankshares in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, January 30th. Boenning Scattergood analyst M. Schultheis now anticipates that the financial services provider will post earnings of $0.63 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.64. Boenning Scattergood has a “Hold” rating on the stock. Boenning Scattergood also issued estimates for United Bankshares’ Q3 2019 earnings at $0.65 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.63 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $2.55 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.60 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBSI) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $39.33.

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Salesforce.com (CRM) , American Airlines (AAL) , Align Technology (ALGN) , Procter & Gamble (PG) , United Bankshares (UBSI) , Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) and Dominion Energy (D) .

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Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cray Inc(CRAY)

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    Gardner: There’s a lot of biotech and some computer companies. We once visited the Cray Corporation (NASDAQ:CRAY), which was one of the early supercomputer companies. Seymour Cray was one of the pioneers of supercomputing. If you look up Cray Computers, they were the supercomputers back in the 80s, when computers were a lot bigger than they are today, and probably slower, but they were super back then. Anyway, that was a Minneapolis company I once visited. Our dad used to take us, occasionally, on trips. We’d just drop by corporate headquarters and talk to an investor relations person. That was one of the times I did that. It wasn’t like I did it dozens of times. We did maybe five or six times. But I’ll always remember Cray Computer.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Fmr LLC boosted its position in Cray Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAY) by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 789,269 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 7,860 shares during the quarter. Fmr LLC’s holdings in Cray were worth $19,416,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cray (NASDAQ: CRAY) and One Stop Systems (NASDAQ:OSS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (VLKAY)

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    To wit, the largest automotive factory in the world is considered to be Volkswagen’s (OTCPK:VLKAY) Wolfsburg plant, which has been in operation since around the time of World War II. It makes approximately 920,000 cars per year, including Golf, Tiguan and Touran.

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    Of course, major automakers want to make bold statements to seem current and relevant, so it is best to approach these headlines with some level of speculation. For example, with the recent diesel emission scandals, Volkswagen (OTCPK:VLKAY) has been put under the spotlight to dramatically shift its business to new energy vehicles. The company has announced that it is targeting sales of 2-3 million electric vehicles by 2025 through 30 all-electric car offerings.

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    Volkswagen’s (VLKAY) Audi A8 will be the first production vehicle to claim Level 3 driving capabilities.

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    In Level 3 autonomous driving, the car can monitor its environment, but needs the driver’s attention for safety. In Level 4 autonomous driving, that’s no longer the case. Drivers can read, sleep or simply watch the landscape as the car drives by.

  • [By John Rosevear]

    Porsche is a small company by auto-industry standards. But because it’s a subsidiary of global giant Volkswagen AG (NASDAQOTH:VLKAY), Porsche’s elite engineering team can develop expensive advanced technology that it might not otherwise be able to afford to put into production.

Best Casino Stocks To Invest In 2019: MicroStrategy Incorporated(MSTR)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    MicroStrategy Incorporated (NASDAQ:MSTR) was the target of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors acquired 419 call options on the company. This is an increase of 610% compared to the typical volume of 59 call options.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Point72 Asset Management L.P. purchased a new stake in shares of MicroStrategy Incorporated (NASDAQ:MSTR) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 1,500 shares of the software maker’s stock, valued at approximately $192,000.

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Hot Small Cap Stocks To Watch For 2019

Investment company Hennessy Japan Small Cap Fund buys Macnica Fuji Electronics Holdings Inc, KASAI KOGYO Co, Doshisha Co, Kobe Bussan Co, Kanematsu Corp, EF-ON Inc, Nihon Flush Co, Hanwa Co, Stella Chemifa Corp, SOU Inc, sells NEC Networks & System Integration Corp, Sanko Gosei, MEC Co, Nittoku Engineering Co, Nippon Seiki Co during the 3-months ended 2018-04-30, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Hennessy Japan Small Cap Fund. As of 2018-04-30, Hennessy Japan Small Cap Fund owns 61 stocks with a total value of $215 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: 3132, 7256, 3038, 9514, 7820, 9270, 2385, Added Positions: 7483, 8020, 8078, 4109, 7581, 6622, 4733, 5288, 2412, 6750, Reduced Positions: 6951, 9037, 2384, Sold Out: 1973, 7888, 4971, 6145, 7287, 6999, 2792, 8940, 7438,

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Hot Small Cap Stocks To Watch For 2019: AirMedia Group Inc(AMCN)

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    AirMedia Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCN) posted a 52-week low of $1.04 after closing down 23% on Wednesday at $1.35. The 52-week high is $3.30. Volume was about 4 million, nearly 20 times the daily average of around 230,000 million shares. The Chinese outdoor advertising company said yesterday that it is terminating a potential go-private transaction.

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Watch For 2019: Cinemark Holdings Inc(CNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cinemark (NYSE:CNK) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

    CNX Midstream Partners (NYSE:CNXM) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    On balance, AMC’s offer still appears to fall significantly short of MoviePass’ as a value proposition (as did an earlier competing offer from Cinemark (NYSE:CNK) last year). So long as MoviePass remains in business, I honestly can’t see many moviegoers taking AMC up on its offer.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CNK) – Analysts at Imperial Capital cut their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Cinemark in a research note issued on Thursday, September 20th. Imperial Capital analyst D. Miller now forecasts that the company will earn $0.51 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.52. Imperial Capital currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $46.00 target price on the stock. Imperial Capital also issued estimates for Cinemark’s Q4 2019 earnings at $0.51 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.23 EPS.

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Watch For 2019: United Bankshares Inc.(UBSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBSI) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $39.33.

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Salesforce.com (CRM) , American Airlines (AAL) , Align Technology (ALGN) , Procter & Gamble (PG) , United Bankshares (UBSI) , Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) and Dominion Energy (D) .

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBSI) – Analysts at Boenning Scattergood reduced their Q2 2019 earnings estimates for shares of United Bankshares in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, January 30th. Boenning Scattergood analyst M. Schultheis now anticipates that the financial services provider will post earnings of $0.63 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.64. Boenning Scattergood has a “Hold” rating on the stock. Boenning Scattergood also issued estimates for United Bankshares’ Q3 2019 earnings at $0.65 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.63 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $2.55 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.60 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of United Bankshares (NASDAQ:UBSI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Saturday.

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