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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own For 2019

Computer Programs & Systems (NASDAQ: CPSI) and Perion Network Ltd Common Stock (NASDAQ:PERI) are both small-cap medical 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.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a summary of current ratings for Computer Programs & Systems and Perion Network Ltd Common Stock, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Computer Programs & Systems 1 4 1 0 2.00
Perion Network Ltd Common Stock 0 0 0 0 N/A

Computer Programs & Systems presently has a consensus target price of $29.25, suggesting a potential downside of 12.43%. Given Computer Programs & Systems’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Computer Programs & Systems is more favorable than Perion Network Ltd Common Stock.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: Eros International PLC(EROS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    And the company finally seems to be getting its act together in India; it was earlier criticized for offering a very shallow content library at premium prices when compared to rivals. But cracking the Indian market will be easier said than done for Netflix, as one of India’s biggest production houses — Eros International (NYSE:EROS) — has now decided to join the video-streaming party.

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    U.S. President Donald Trump is facing criticism after threatening to ramp up taxes on Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG). The iconic motorcycle producer said it will move parts of its production overseas in order to avoid tariffs from the European Union. Trump threatened to increase taxes on the firm. “Surprised that Harley-Davidson, of all companies, would be the first to wave the White Flag,” Trump tweeted Tuesday. “I fought hard for them and ultimately they will not pay tariffs selling into the E.U., which has hurt us badly on trade, down $151 Billion. Taxes just a Harley excuse – be patient!” Earlier this month, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) launched a $7.5 billion takeover of the web-based hosting service GitHub. The acquisition, orchestrated by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, brought out critics who claim that GitHub lacks any real profit potential for Microsoft stock. Here’s why those critics are wrong… and why MSFT is a buy. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has reversed its policy on cryptocurrency ads. The social media giant says that it will permit marketing from “pre-approved advisers.” According to TechCrunch, the company will still ban ads pushing binary options and initial coin offerings. The report goes on to explain that cryptocurrency scams cost customers more than $500 million in just January and February 2018 alone.
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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: Wolverine World Wide, Inc.(WWW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE:WWW) – Stock analysts at DA Davidson dropped their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for Wolverine World Wide in a research note issued on Wednesday, August 8th. DA Davidson analyst M. Kawamoto now forecasts that the textile maker will post earnings of $0.54 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.56. DA Davidson currently has a “Buy” rating and a $44.00 price objective on the stock. DA Davidson also issued estimates for Wolverine World Wide’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.54 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $2.13 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.33 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wolverine World Wide (NYSE:WWW)’s share price gapped up prior to trading on Thursday following a better than expected earnings announcement. The stock had previously closed at $33.18, but opened at $32.32. Wolverine World Wide shares last traded at $31.45, with a volume of 29527 shares changing hands.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    WealthTrust Fairport LLC acquired a new stake in Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE:WWW) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm acquired 18,654 shares of the textile maker’s stock, valued at approximately $649,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: United Technologies Corporation(UTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Thursday was United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) which traded up 3.33% at $133.56. The stock’s 52-week range is $107.05 to $139.24. Volume was about 50% above the daily average of around 4.3 million shares. The company’s CEO said that company is considering breaking itself into three pieces.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    United Technologies Co. (NYSE:UTX) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the twenty research firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $142.00.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) traded up 2.75% at $129.47. The stock’s 52-week range is $107.05 to $139.24. Volume was about 20% below the daily average of around 4.2 million shares. When UTC completes its deal to acquire Rockwell Collins, a new Air Force bomber is part of the deal. The Defense Department budget for this year includes $2 billion for the program and the 2019 budget includes $2.3 billion.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) traded up 1.68% at $129.49. The stock’s 52-week range is $109.10 to $139.24. Volume was also about equal to the daily average of around 3.9 million shares.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) traded down 2.61% at $135.94. The stock’s 52-week range is $115.40 to $144.15. Volume was about equal to the daily average of around 3.6 million.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    In 2011, JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU) ordered 86 aircraft engines from United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) unit Pratt & Whitney to power the 40 Airbus (NASDAQOTH:EADSY) A320neo-family airplanes it had ordered.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: TTM Technologies, Inc.(TTMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTMI) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation, four have issued a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $20.40.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TTM Technologies (NASDAQ:TTMI) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eight analysts that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $19.80.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TTM Technologies (NASDAQ:TTMI) was downgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Monday.

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: Century Casinos, Inc.(CNTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Century Casinos (NASDAQ:CNTY) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Thursday.

    Several other research firms have also recently issued reports on CNTY. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Century Casinos from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. TheStreet cut shares of Century Casinos from a b rating to a c+ rating in a research note on Friday, April 6th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Century Casinos from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $11.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News stories about Century Casinos (NASDAQ:CNTY) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Century Casinos earned a news impact score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 47.2296807992345 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News headlines about Century Casinos (NASDAQ:CNTY) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news 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. Century Casinos earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.6738306029486 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc.(LLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Colony Group LLC lifted its holdings in shares of L3 Technologies Inc (NYSE:LLL) by 1.6% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 22,697 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after purchasing an additional 363 shares during the quarter. Colony Group LLC’s holdings in L3 Technologies were worth $4,365,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Things weren’t so rosy over at merger partner L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL), which reported adjusted fourth-quarter earnings per share of $3.10, which was $0.40 ahead of estimates thanks to a lower tax rate, decreased share count, and other items. The company actually came in about $23 million light on operating earnings if you back out tax rates and other items for issues related to its business building traveling wave tube amplifiers.

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: TeleNav Inc.(TNAV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Telenav Inc (NASDAQ:TNAV) has received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the six analysts that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $11.17.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    Telenav, Inc. (TNAV) CEO HP Jin on Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) Telenav EPS in-line, beats on revenue (seekingalpha.com) Telenav: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot (finance.yahoo.com) Telenav (TNAV) Reports Q4 Loss, Tops Revenue Estimates (finance.yahoo.com) Telenav (TNAV) Posts Earnings Results, Meets Estimates (americanbankingnews.com)

    TNAV has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. ValuEngine raised shares of Telenav from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 2nd. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Telenav in a research report on Monday, July 23rd. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Telenav from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 25th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.25.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Telenav (NASDAQ:TNAV) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Saturday.

    Several other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on TNAV. BidaskClub upgraded Telenav from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Telenav from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, April 5th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $11.17.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.(UEPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Net1 UEPS Technologies (NASDAQ:UEPS) jumped 15.7% on Friday after the alternative-payment systems specialist announced stronger-than-expected fiscal third-quarter 2018 results and an encouraging development regarding its social grants payments contract in South Africa.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares rose 18.3 percent to $37.25 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.74 percent on Friday.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) rose 12.1 percent to $2.69 in pre-market trading after surging 4.80 percent on Friday.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 10.9 percent to $109.75 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restarted its review of QUALCOMM Incorporated’s (NASDAQ: QCOM) proposed takeover of NXP Semiconductors.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) rose 10.6 percent to $15.20 in pre-market trading. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN) rose 10 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading.
    Vaxart, Inc. (NASDAQ: VXRT) shares rose 8 percent to $5.54 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.19 percent on Friday.
    Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFIE) rose 7.3 percent to $4.58 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.22 percent on Friday.
    Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) rose 7 percent to $22.49 in pre-market trading after falling 1.96 percent on Friday.
    Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) shares rose 6.9 percent to $9.16 in pre-market trading.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 5.7 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.92 percent on Friday.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) rose 5.4 percent to $19.70 in pre-market trading.
    Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE: AGM) rose 5.2 percent to $92.95 in pre-market trading.
    International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) rose 5.2 percent to $29.94 in pre-market trading.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares rose 5.1 percent to $66.30 in the pre-market trading session.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5 percent to $10.70 in pre-market trading after climbing 15.66 percent on Friday.
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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 28.8 percent to $4.03 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for expanded indications for its Senhance Surgical System.
    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) rose 15.6 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading.
    Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição (NYSE: CBD) rose 13.2 percent to $24.20 in pre-market trading.
    ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO) rose 12.2 percent to $21.65 in pre-market trading. Alibaba and Cainiao agreed to make strategic investment in ZTO Express of $1.38 billion.
    DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) rose 10.8 percent to $2.05 in pre-market trading.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) shares rose 9.6 percent to $42.68 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) shares rose 9.1 percent to $6.00 in pre-market trading.
    Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) rose 8.4 percent to $108.00 in pre-market trading.
    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares rose 7 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) rose 5.9 percent to $10.61 in pre-market trading.
    Frontline Ltd. (NYSE: FRO) rose 5.9 percent to $5.04 in pre-market trading.
    Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ: EVGN) rose 5.5 percent to $3.27 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) rose 5.5 percent to $3.68 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.44 percent on Friday.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) shares rose 5.4 percent to $2.16 in pre-market trading.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69
  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Net 1 UEPS Technologies (NASDAQ: UEPS) and Payment Data Systems (NASDAQ:PYDS) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares rose 44.7 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 23.2 percent to $65.01 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) rose 17 percent to $13.55 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) rose 13.8 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the FDA Advisory Committee voted in favor of WAYLIVRA for the treatment of familial chylomicronemia syndrome.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 9.4 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a collaboration with Iovance Biotherapeutics.
    ViewRay, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRAY) rose 13.7 percent to $8.80 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT) rose 5.6 percent to $32.00 in pre-market trading after falling 2.26 percent on Thursday.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5.6 percent to $9.30 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) rose 4.7 percent to $47.50 in pre-market trading.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 4.2 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS) shares rose 3.7 percent to $11.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 earnings.

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: Interactive Brokers Group, Inc.(IBKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Tuesday.

    A number of other research firms also recently issued reports on IBKR. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Interactive Brokers Group from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Friday, June 8th. Compass Point began coverage on shares of Interactive Brokers Group in a research note on Tuesday, June 5th. They set a neutral rating and a $74.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Interactive Brokers Group from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 19th. Finally, SunTrust Banks decreased their price target on shares of Interactive Brokers Group to $71.00 and set a $65.34 rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, July 18th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Interactive Brokers Group presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $69.86.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) had its price target cut by SunTrust Banks to $71.00 in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday. They currently have a $65.34 rating on the financial services provider’s stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Interactive Brokers Group’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.54 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.59 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $2.34 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.60 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.64 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.66 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.70 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.60 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Compass Point started coverage on shares of Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) in a research note published on Tuesday. The brokerage issued a neutral rating and a $74.00 price target on the financial services provider’s stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Gamble Jones Investment Counsel increased its stake in shares of Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IBKR) by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 64,263 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 918 shares during the period. Gamble Jones Investment Counsel’s holdings in Interactive Brokers Group were worth $4,139,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own For 2019: County Bancorp, Inc.(ICBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    County Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:ICBK) President Timothy J. Schneider sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, June 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.55, for a total value of $27,550.00. Following the completion of the sale, the president now owns 113,882 shares in the company, valued at $3,137,449.10. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Middlefield Banc (NASDAQ: ICBK) and County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Southern National Banc. of Virginia (NASDAQ: ICBK) and County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and dividends.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) and County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Sun Life Financial Inc.(SLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sun Life Financial (NYSE: SLF) and Scor (OTCMKTS:SCRYY) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sentry Investments Corp. grew its holdings in Sun Life Financial (NYSE:SLF) (TSE:SLF) by 2.3% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 531,100 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 11,900 shares during the quarter. Sentry Investments Corp.’s holdings in Sun Life Financial were worth $28,101,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Chemical Financial Corporation(CHFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Chemical Financial (NASDAQ:CHFC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Chemical Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 45.6707430515367 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Chemical Financial Co. (NASDAQ:CHFC) by 60.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 16,192 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,123 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Chemical Financial were worth $884,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chemical Financial (NASDAQ: CHFC) and Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Spok Holdings, Inc.(SPOK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News stories about Spok (NASDAQ:SPOK) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Spok earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 46.0015198315013 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Spok (NASDAQ: SPOK) and Mobil’nye Telesistemy PAO (NYSE:MBT) 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, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.(UEPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares rose 44.7 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 23.2 percent to $65.01 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) rose 17 percent to $13.55 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) rose 13.8 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the FDA Advisory Committee voted in favor of WAYLIVRA for the treatment of familial chylomicronemia syndrome.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 9.4 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a collaboration with Iovance Biotherapeutics.
    ViewRay, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRAY) rose 13.7 percent to $8.80 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT) rose 5.6 percent to $32.00 in pre-market trading after falling 2.26 percent on Thursday.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5.6 percent to $9.30 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) rose 4.7 percent to $47.50 in pre-market trading.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 4.2 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS) shares rose 3.7 percent to $11.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 earnings.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (NASDAQ: TXMD) rose 7.3 percent to $6.90 in pre-market trading after the company reported the FDA approval of TX-004HR: IMVEXXY (estradiol vaginal inserts) for moderate to severe dyspareunia due to menopause.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) rose 6.1 percent to $10.50 in pre-market trading after falling 1.20 percent on Tuesday
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) shares rose 5.7 percent to $44.60 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE: CRM) rose 5.4 percent to $133.67 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and raised its forecast for the full year.
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) rose 5.3 percent to $7.35 in pre-market trading.
    PagSeguro Digital Ltd. (NYSE: PAGS) rose 5.3 percent to $33.50 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) rose 4.9 percent to $19.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) rose 4.9 percent to $4.95 in pre-market trading. Dalian Wanda will set up a joint venture with Tencent and Groupon's former local unit, Reuters reported.
    Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ: OKTA) rose 4.4 percent to $56 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.43 percent on Tuesday
    Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) rose 4.3 percent to $120.92 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.05 percent on Tuesday.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) shares rose 3.7 percent to $23.78 in pre-market trading after falling 4.70 percent on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc (NASDAQ: EVLV) shares rose 2.7 percent to $1.14 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.

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Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Stoneridge Inc.(SRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new stake in Stoneridge, Inc. (NYSE:SRI) in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 7,757 shares of the auto parts company’s stock, valued at approximately $214,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Stoneridge, Inc. (NYSE:SRI) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $31.40.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Aceto Corporation(ACET)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Aceto Corp. (NASDAQ: ACET) saw its shares halved on Thursday after the company gave a critical update. There is a lot going on for Aceto in this update, and most of it is not good news. Amid credit negotiations there are also changes at the highest level of management, making this a tough pill to swallow.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Aceto Corporation (NYSE: ACET) shares dropped 63 percent to $2.775 following announcement of financial challenges. The company has suspended further guidance and is evaluating strategic alternatives. Aceto also expects reduction in dividend moving forward. Canaccord Genuity downgraded Aceto from Buy to Sell.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ: ACET) fell 41.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading. ACETO board disclosed that it is taking proactive steps to address business and financial challenges. Canaccord Genuity downgraded Aceto from Buy to Sell.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) fell 25.3 percent to $2.86 in pre-market trading after reporting an ATM offering of $150 million.
    Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE: PIR) fell 17.4 percent to $2.86 in pre-market trading after reporting a fourth quarter sales miss. Comps were down 7.5 percent in the quarter.
    Sleep Number Corporation (NASDAQ: SNBR) fell 12.4 percent to $32.00 in pre-market trading following a first quarter earnings miss.
    Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTK) fell 10.2 percent to $11.90 in pre-market trading on news of $125 million convertible debt offering.
    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACK) shares fell 8 percent to $8.02 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.02 percent on Wednesday.
    Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPO) shares fell 5.6 percent to $80 in pre-market trading.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares fell 4.8 percent to $60.00 in pre-market trading after rising 1.78 percent on Wednesday.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) fell 4.6 percent to $2.10 in pre-market trading after surging 84.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE: TSM) shares fell 4.5 percent to $40.07 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results.
    Align Technology, Inc.. (NASDAQ: ALGN) fell 3.5 percent to $267.40 in pre-market trading after rising 1.61 percent on Wednesday.
    Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) shares fell 3.5 percent to $12 in pre-market trading after the company issued quarterly fleet status report.
    GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) fell 3.2 percent to $4.90 in pre-market trading.
    Unilever PLC (NYSE: UL) fell 2.6 percent to $54.73 in pre-market

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Aceto (NASDAQ: ACET) and PetIQ (NASDAQ:PETQ) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now

The recent earning announcement on May 31, 2017 created sudden fear in the public’s mind and brought the stock price of Michael Kors (NYSE:KORS) down by around 9% in one day. As of this writing, the price remains at $33. In this article, I will discuss one negative and five positives, and explain why you should consider buying the stock at this low price.

One Negative

One negative, but a big one, that dragged down the stock price was the earning disappointment mainly driven by the macroeconomic situations in retail sector.

The entire retail sector has faced strong headwinds in recent years due to the emergence of online retailers (predominantly Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN)), a strong dollar and a reduced number of tourists shopping in the U.S. The affected companies include Macy’s (NYSE:M), JCPenny (NYSE:JCP), Coach (NYSE:COH), Michael Kors, etc. The negative trends have driven down the stock price of the affected companies significantly in recent years, and the concern is legitimate in general,

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc.(PTEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company remains a top oil services pick across Wall Street.Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEN) is the second largest land driller in North America and a large pressure pumping provider. Its operations are particularly focused in the Marcellus and in Texas.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Thrivent Financial for Lutherans increased its stake in Patterson-UTI (NASDAQ:PTEN) by 31.8% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 3,073,057 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after purchasing an additional 741,573 shares during the quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans’ holdings in Patterson-UTI were worth $53,810,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Pacific Advisors LLC decreased its holdings in Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTEN) by 15.9% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,451,909 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 273,567 shares during the quarter. First Pacific Advisors LLC owned 0.65% of Patterson-UTI Energy worth $25,423,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Spark Therapeutics, Inc.(ONCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Dan Caplinger, and Cory Renauer]

    Doubling your money in a relatively short time is much tougher. It typically involves investing in younger, less established companies that have lots of growth potential but could give a lot of ground if a few things don’t swing their way. There are, though, some stocks that look like they have a double in them over a relatively short time frame, and three of our investing contributors think Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONCE), Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO), and American Tower (NYSE:AMT) fit the bill.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONCE)‘s stock had its “market perform” rating reiterated by Leerink Swann in a research report issued on Monday, The Fly reports. They currently have a $74.00 price objective on the biotechnology company’s stock, up from their previous price objective of $55.00. Leerink Swann’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 4.71% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Spark Therapeutics (ONCE)

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  • [By Cory Renauer]

    It’s commendable to develop rare disease treatments that are so effective, some might call them “cures,” but that hardly guarantees market-beating returns. Let’s look into three companies with a hand in next-generation hemophilia treatments to see which has the best chance of coming out ahead.

    Company Market Capitalization Trailing-12-month Revenue
    Roche (NASDAQOTH:RHHBY) $188.6 billion $56.5 billion
    BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ:BMRN) $15.6 billion $1.38 billion
    Spark Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ONCE) $3.0 billion $26.4 million

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONCE) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Investors acquired 551 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 884% compared to the average volume of 56 put options.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: TSEM) fell 16.1 percent to $23.10 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly results.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 13 percent to $18.00 in pre-market trading after declining 37.37 percent on Friday.
    Ability Inc. (NASDAQ: ABIL) shares fell 7.1 percent to $2.61 in pre-market trading.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) shares fell 6.4 percent to $133.00 in pre-market trading. International Flavors & Fragrances reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter and agreed to acquire Frutarom for $7.1 billion.
    BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE: BHP) fell 6.8 percent to $45.00 in pre-market trading.
    Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE: SBGL) fell 6.4 percent to $3.23 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.27 percent on Friday.
    Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) fell 5.9 percent to $66.52 in pre-market trading after declining 1.15 percent on Friday.
    DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ: XRAY) shares fell 4 percent to $48.00 in pre-market trading. DENTSPLY SIRONA reported Q1 adjusted earnings of $0.45 per share on sales of $956.1 million. The company updated its 2018 adjusted earnings guidance to $2.55 to 2.65 per share

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: National Beverage Corp.(FIZZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    The company appears to have solved that problem by remaking itself as a sparkling water brand. Not only does that make the product more attractive from a pricing perspective as it’s competing with more expensive bottled waters, but the company is now benefiting from tailwinds in consumer trends as more consumers are drinking bottled and sparkling water in part because of its perceived health benefits compared to soda.Shares ofNational Beverage(NASDAQ:FIZZ) have soared recently on the strength of LaCroix, the flavored sparkling water brand that has developed a following among millennials. In the U.S., sparkling water sales were expected to grow by more than a third last year and from 2011 to 2017 sales of the fizzy water.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    But in the world of investing, it’s vital that we be able to trust the numbers companies report, and the Securities and Exchange Commission isn’t entirely sure we can when it comes to National Beverage (NASDAQ:FIZZ), seller of sparkling water LaCroix, as well as classic soda brands Faygo and Shasta. In essence, the SEC suggested that the company was being a bit too creative in terms of the metrics it was using to describe sales growth — possibly because the metrics themselves didn’t have a clear definition. So, what should Foolish investors think about all this? The guys have some advice.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment from the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill is joined by Jason Moser of Million Dollar Portfolio, David Kretzmann of Hidden Gems Canada, and Aaron Bush of Motley Fool Rule Breakers to discuss the stocks on their radar. Find out why National Beverage (NASDAQ:FIZZ), JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM), and Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) have piqued their interest.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    I’ve personally made several profitable investments over the last decade by simply observing my own buying habits. Here are a few recent examples:

    My family rarely eats out, but when we do we like to buy from healthier quick-service restaurants, such asChipotle (NYSE:CMG) or Panera Bread, instead of full-service restaurants or traditional fast food placesWendy’s or McDonald’s. My wife and I have eliminated soda from our lives. The only beverages that I drink now are water andStarbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) coffee. My wife prefers to drink sparkling water like National Beverages’ (NASDAQ:FIZZ) La Croix brand. We mostly buy organic food and we love to shop at stores like Whole Foods (now owned by Amazon.com) and Trader Joes. We ditched cable a few years ago and now all of our entertainment needs aremet by streaming services that are offered by Amazon.com, Netflix, and Alphabet’s YouTube. Most of our household items and gifts that are purchased online at Amazon.com or Wayfair.

    I’d bet that if you reviewed your credit card statements, you’d quickly recognize a few patterns as well. Ask yourself: Are there anyretails stores or restaurant concepts that you frequent now but didn’t before? Are there any new foods or drinks that you now buy from the grocery store? Have you become a raving fan of a particular website or app?

  • [By Jamal Carnette, CFA]

    Against that backdrop, you might assume it’s best to avoid the soda industry altogether. However, there’s still a soda company for growth-oriented investors: National Beverage Group (NASDAQ:FIZZ).

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Emerson Electric Company(EMR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    D.A. Davidson & CO. lifted its position in shares of Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) by 1.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 574,584 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 7,640 shares during the period. Emerson Electric makes up about 0.8% of D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings, making the stock its 25th biggest holding. D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings in Emerson Electric were worth $39,244,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    In common with many other industrial companies, like Danaher, Pentair has been taking action to become a more focused investment proposition for investors. The sale of its valves and controls business to Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) in the spring of 2017 turned out to be well-timed for Emerson, as it occurred precisely at the time when oil and gas capital spending started picking up.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    Stocks This Week: Wells Fargo, Emerson Electric and CSX (finance.yahoo.com) Emerson Electric (EMR) & Philips (PHG) Financial Review (americanbankingnews.com) Emerson Electric (EMR) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Is It Time To Buy Emerson Electric Co (NYSE:EMR)? (finance.yahoo.com) Emerson Electric: An Autonomous Future (seekingalpha.com)

    EMR has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Emerson Electric from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. UBS initiated coverage on shares of Emerson Electric in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $73.26 price objective on the stock. Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $78.00 price objective on shares of Emerson Electric in a research note on Wednesday, April 18th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on shares of Emerson Electric from $79.00 to $80.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Finally, Berenberg Bank raised shares of Emerson Electric from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $69.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. Emerson Electric has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $73.00.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said Monday: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    Redbook Reports US Retail Sales During First 2 Weeks Of Apr. Up 0.3% MoM, Up 2.8% YoY
    USA S&P/CaseShiller House Price Index (MoM) for Feb Up 0.7% MoM
    New home sales report for March will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Conference Board’s consumer sentiment index for April is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Richmond Fed manufacturing index for April will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 4-and 52-week bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury will auction 2-year notes at 1:00 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Leerink upgraded Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH) from Market Perform to Outperform
    Berenberg upgraded Emerson Electric (NYSE: EMR) from Sell to Hold
    Mizuho downgraded Skyworks (NASDAQ: SWKS) from Buy to Neutral
    BMO downgraded Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ: TXRH) from Outperform to Market Perform

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Element Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund acquired 202,986 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $13,864,000.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    The first list of Dividend Aristocrats published in 1989 comprised 26 stocks. Remarkably, nine of the 26 stocks are still part of the Dividend Aristocrat group.

    Dividend Aristocrat No. of Years of Consecutive Dividend Increases Payout Ratio (Last 12 Months) Current Dividend Yield
    Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) 55 67.6% 2.7%
    Dover Corp. (NYSE: DOV) 62 37.4% 2%
    Emerson Electric(NYSE: EMR) 60 69% 2.62%
    Genuine Parts Company(NYSE: GPC) 62 62.7% 3.12%
    Johnson & Johnson(NYSE: JNJ) 55 724.9% 2.57%
    Coca-Cola(NYSE: KO) 55 440.7% 3.5%
    Lowe’s Companies(NYSE: LOW) 55 37.4% 1.97%
    3M Company(NYSE: MMM) 60 70.4% 2.65%
    Procter & Gamble(NYSE: PG) 62 72.2% 3.94%

    Data source: S&P Global Market Intelligence, company financials, Yahoo Finance. Table by author.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: S&W Seed Company(SANW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC raised its stake in S&W Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) by 43.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 73,415 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 22,293 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC owned 0.30% of S&W Seed worth $264,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Alico (NASDAQ: ALCO) and S&W Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Alico (NASDAQ: ALCO) and S&W Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    S&w Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) – Equities researchers at B. Riley decreased their Q3 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for S&w Seed in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, May 10th. B. Riley analyst S. Sherbetchyan now anticipates that the company will post earnings of $0.00 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.01. B. Riley has a “Buy” rating and a $5.50 price objective on the stock.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Watsco, Inc.(WSO.B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Watsco Inc Class B (NYSE:WSO.B) declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, July 2nd, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, July 17th will be given a dividend of 1.45 per share by the construction company on Tuesday, July 31st. This represents a $5.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.28%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, July 16th.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.(RS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (NYSE:RS) saw a large increase in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,297,744 shares, an increase of 48.1% from the April 13th total of 876,450 shares. Approximately 1.9% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 568,500 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.3 days.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    American Century Companies Inc. grew its stake in Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co (NYSE:RS) by 2.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 31,780 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 748 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc.’s holdings in Reliance Steel & Aluminum were worth $2,725,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.(UEPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares rose 18.3 percent to $37.25 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.74 percent on Friday.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) rose 12.1 percent to $2.69 in pre-market trading after surging 4.80 percent on Friday.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 10.9 percent to $109.75 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restarted its review of QUALCOMM Incorporated’s (NASDAQ: QCOM) proposed takeover of NXP Semiconductors.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) rose 10.6 percent to $15.20 in pre-market trading. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN) rose 10 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading.
    Vaxart, Inc. (NASDAQ: VXRT) shares rose 8 percent to $5.54 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.19 percent on Friday.
    Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFIE) rose 7.3 percent to $4.58 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.22 percent on Friday.
    Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) rose 7 percent to $22.49 in pre-market trading after falling 1.96 percent on Friday.
    Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) shares rose 6.9 percent to $9.16 in pre-market trading.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 5.7 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.92 percent on Friday.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) rose 5.4 percent to $19.70 in pre-market trading.
    Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE: AGM) rose 5.2 percent to $92.95 in pre-market trading.
    International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) rose 5.2 percent to $29.94 in pre-market trading.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares rose 5.1 percent to $66.30 in the pre-market trading session.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5 percent to $10.70 in pre-market trading after climbing 15.66 percent on Friday.
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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares rose 44.7 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 23.2 percent to $65.01 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) rose 17 percent to $13.55 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) rose 13.8 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the FDA Advisory Committee voted in favor of WAYLIVRA for the treatment of familial chylomicronemia syndrome.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 9.4 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a collaboration with Iovance Biotherapeutics.
    ViewRay, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRAY) rose 13.7 percent to $8.80 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT) rose 5.6 percent to $32.00 in pre-market trading after falling 2.26 percent on Thursday.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5.6 percent to $9.30 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) rose 4.7 percent to $47.50 in pre-market trading.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 4.2 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS) shares rose 3.7 percent to $11.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 earnings.

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  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Net1 UEPS Technologies (NASDAQ:UEPS) jumped 15.7% on Friday after thealternative-payment systems specialist announced stronger-than-expected fiscal third-quarter 2018 results and an encouraging development regarding its social grants payments contract in South Africa.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: DigitalGlobe, Inc(DGI)

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: New York Mortgage Trust Inc.(NYMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH (NASDAQ:NYMT) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $6.06.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019

“The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.” – Proverbs 27:12

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Low-volatility products, mostly in the form of exchange-traded funds, are designed to track indices that are weighted toward stocks that have recently demonstrated less price fluctuation than the overall market. According to AltaVista Research, the category’s combined assets under management have grown from around $1 billion at the end of 2011 to more than $40 billion today, with about a third of that total being invested this year alone.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: PS Business Parks Inc.(PSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PS Business Parks (NYSE: PSB) and Apollo Commercial Real Est. Finance (NYSE:ARI) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Methanex Corporation(MEOH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ: PEIX) and Methanex (NASDAQ:MEOH) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Advisors Preferred LLC bought a new stake in shares of Methanex (NASDAQ:MEOH) (TSE:MX) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 1,703 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock, valued at approximately $103,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Methanex Co. (NASDAQ:MEOH) (TSE:MX) has received an average rating of “Buy” from the fifteen ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $68.95.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.(UEPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares rose 44.7 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 23.2 percent to $65.01 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) rose 17 percent to $13.55 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) rose 13.8 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the FDA Advisory Committee voted in favor of WAYLIVRA for the treatment of familial chylomicronemia syndrome.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 9.4 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a collaboration with Iovance Biotherapeutics.
    ViewRay, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRAY) rose 13.7 percent to $8.80 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT) rose 5.6 percent to $32.00 in pre-market trading after falling 2.26 percent on Thursday.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5.6 percent to $9.30 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) rose 4.7 percent to $47.50 in pre-market trading.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 4.2 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS) shares rose 3.7 percent to $11.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 earnings.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 28.8 percent to $4.03 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for expanded indications for its Senhance Surgical System.
    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) rose 15.6 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading.
    Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição (NYSE: CBD) rose 13.2 percent to $24.20 in pre-market trading.
    ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO) rose 12.2 percent to $21.65 in pre-market trading. Alibaba and Cainiao agreed to make strategic investment in ZTO Express of $1.38 billion.
    DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) rose 10.8 percent to $2.05 in pre-market trading.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) shares rose 9.6 percent to $42.68 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) shares rose 9.1 percent to $6.00 in pre-market trading.
    Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) rose 8.4 percent to $108.00 in pre-market trading.
    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares rose 7 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) rose 5.9 percent to $10.61 in pre-market trading.
    Frontline Ltd. (NYSE: FRO) rose 5.9 percent to $5.04 in pre-market trading.
    Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ: EVGN) rose 5.5 percent to $3.27 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) rose 5.5 percent to $3.68 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.44 percent on Friday.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) shares rose 5.4 percent to $2.16 in pre-market trading.

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  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Net1 UEPS Technologies (NASDAQ:UEPS) jumped 15.7% on Friday after thealternative-payment systems specialist announced stronger-than-expected fiscal third-quarter 2018 results and an encouraging development regarding its social grants payments contract in South Africa.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Williams-Sonoma Inc.(WSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) reported weaker-than-expected results for its second quarter.
    Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) reported upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter on Thursday.
    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Retail companies are making news with earnings reports this week. Today, Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) and Williams-Sonoma(NYSE:WSM) both announced strong sales gains.

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Shares of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM)are surging today, up 11% as of 10:27 a.m. EDT, after the specialty retailer of high-quality home furnishing products announced strong fiscal first-quarter 2018 results.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHCI) shares surged 115.8 percent to $4.3591. Comstock reported conversion of the majority of its unsecured, short-term debt into non-convertible preferred equity.
    Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBOT) jumped 38.2 percent to $3.0251 after the company disclosed that it achieved robust viral clearance for its manufacturing process.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) surged 26.7 percent to $61.40 after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) rose 18.9 percent to $2.58.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares gained 17.8 percent to $22.8009.
    The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) shares gained 17.5 percent to $21.07 after the company posted better-than-expected first-quarter results.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) rose 15.9 percent to $3.3613.
    Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ: DEST) shares gained 15.5 percent to $3.35 after the board announced late Wednesday the election of four activist-backed director nominees. Three women and one man comprise the selected group championed by NGM Capital’s Nathan Miller and Kenosis Capital’s Peter O’Malley. Destination Maternity had advocated for another slate of three men and interim CEO Melissa Payner-Gregor. The new directors are Holly Alden, Marla Ryan, Anne-Charlotte Windal and Christopher Morgan.
    AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXTI) rose 15 percent to $7.65.
    nLIGHT, Inc. (NASDAQ: LASR) gained 14.5 percent to $34.27 following Q1 results.
    Achieve Life Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHV) rose 14.3 percent to $11.4303.
    Bilibili Inc.. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares climbed 13.9 percent to $14.16 after announcing Q1 results.
    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BW) gained 13.2 percent to $2.91 after an amended 13D filing from Steel Partners Holdings shows a raised stake in the company from 6.99 million shares to 29.98 million shares, or a 17.8 percent stake.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) gained 13.1

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: National Oilwell Varco, Inc.(NOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Zacks]

    On the news front, U.S. supermajor Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) gave its go-ahead to the $5.1 billion second stage of its massive Gorgon LNG project in Western Australia, while oilfield service providers McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) and National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE: NOV) provided first-quarter operational updates.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    After steadily improving for several quarters, National Oilwell Varco’s (NYSE:NOV) recovery hit a speedbump in the first quarter of 2018. Revenue declined 9% from the previous quarter and missed its forecast due to several issues. However, one thing the company’s management team made clear on the accompanying conference call was that while the quarter was a disappointment, they’re increasingly optimistic about what they see ahead.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV) and DistributionNOW (NYSE:DNOW) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

  • [By The Ticker Tape]

    TD Ameritrade clients appeared to take some profits in multiple names during the period. Oil companies were popular sells with ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), BP  PLC (ADR) (NYSE: BP), National-Oilwell Varco Inc. (NYSE: NOV), and Transocean LTD (NYSE: RIG) all net sold. Oil prices traded near three-year highs on higher global demand and possible OPEC-led production cuts. COP and BP both traded at multi-year highs, while NOV and RIG reached 52-week highs, enticing clients to take profits in all four names. Alcoa Corp. (NYSE: AA) traded at levels not seen since before the financial crisis following proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum, and was net sold. For the third month in a row, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) was net sold after CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress regarding the misuse of user data and a beat on earnings.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Oil States International (NYSE: OIS) and National-Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Teekay Corporation(TK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Although Textainer Group Holdings Limited (NYSE:TGH) and Teekay Corporation (NYSE:TK) are both focused on the shipping industry, they go about it in vastly different ways. Both companies were hit hard by industry downturns, but Textainer started to see a notable improvement in its container business in 2017. Teekay’s collection of ship-owning businesses in the energy sector, on the other hand, continued to struggle overall — but signs seem to point to an upturn this year. Which one is the better buy today?

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Teekay (NYSE: TK) and Euroseas (NASDAQ:ESEA) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of Teekay Corporation (NYSE: TK)are down 9.2% as of 11:40 a.m EDT after the maritime oil operations holding company — parent of Teekay LNG Partners, Teekay Tankers, and Teekay Offshore– reported a big loss for its fiscal first quarter 2018. At one point today, Teekay stock had fallen as much as 15.7%.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated(RBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc (NYSE:RBA) (TSE:RBA) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $36.00 and last traded at $35.65, with a volume of 9678 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $35.71.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE:RBA) (TSE:RBA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 10th. The business services provider reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.17 by ($0.01). Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers had a net margin of 10.96% and a return on equity of 12.50%. The business had revenue of $169.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $153.56 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.12 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 36.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will post 1.06 EPS for the current year.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Total System Services (NYSE: TSS) and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE:RBA) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion.
    Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.65 billion.
    Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $556.81 million.
    Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $383.37 million.
    Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $880.89 million.
    Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $396.25 million.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $73.23 million.
    Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $980.50 million.
    Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $220.14 million.
    Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $210.01 million.
    TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $198.62 million.
    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE: RBA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $153.87 million.
    Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $247.16 million.
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Top 10 Stocks For 2019: First Horizon National Corporation(FHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Point72 Asset Management L.P. cut its stake in First Horizon National Corp (NYSE:FHN) by 36.6% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 520,209 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 300,391 shares during the period. Point72 Asset Management L.P.’s holdings in First Horizon National were worth $9,796,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Horizon National (NYSE:FHN) will be posting its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Thursday, July 12th.

    First Horizon National (NYSE:FHN) last posted its earnings results on Friday, April 13th. The financial services provider reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.04. First Horizon National had a return on equity of 9.37% and a net margin of 12.30%. The business had revenue of $437.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $438.60 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.23 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 42.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect First Horizon National to post $1 EPS for the current fiscal year and $2 EPS for the next fiscal year.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its position in First Horizon National Co. (NYSE:FHN) by 26.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 18,122 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 3,761 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank’s holdings in First Horizon National were worth $341,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Identiv, Inc.(INVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Equity Residential(EQR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its holdings in shares of Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) by 0.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 196,723 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 827 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank owned approximately 0.05% of Equity Residential worth $12,122,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) is an apartment REIT that owns more than 300 properties, most of which are located in high-barrier urban or suburban coastal markets, such as New York City, Washington D.C., and Southern California. The company’s target markets have strong growth in household formation, especially in the younger (renter) adult age groups, and where homeownership is prohibitively expensive for many would-be buyers.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) had its target price lowered by Morgan Stanley from $66.50 to $63.00 in a report released on Thursday. The firm presently has an “equal weight” rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Morgan Stanley’s target price points to a potential downside of 0.76% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. decreased its position in shares of Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) by 23.0% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 25,650 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 7,654 shares during the quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Equity Residential were worth $1,580,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Best Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018

Citigroup’s Alastair Syme and team argue that the earnings from big oil companies like Chevron (CVX), Total (TOT) and Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) will be bad…real bad. But that won’t stop the stocks from outperforming. They explain why:

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Negative headlines, positive performance: We expect the majority of Big Oil companies to post negative 1Q16 earnings, a brutal headline, but one that clearly reflects the impact of cyclical oil price lows this quarter. The outlook can improve. Our positive thesis on the Big Oil group reflects a belief that the market still only discounts modest oil recovery we think c. $40/bbl is imbedded in valuations and a view that the group can drive self-help gains to boost profitability even in a low price environment. Signs of this self-help should be evident in 1Q operating performance: we expect to see the delivery of top-line growth (taking market share versus broader industry) and a continued reduction in operating costs, building on substantial cost-cutting through 2015.

Best Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc.(XPO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Best Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.(UEPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Net 1 UEPS Technologies (NASDAQ: UEPS) and Payment Data Systems (NASDAQ:PYDS) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares rose 44.7 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 23.2 percent to $65.01 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) rose 17 percent to $13.55 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) rose 13.8 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the FDA Advisory Committee voted in favor of WAYLIVRA for the treatment of familial chylomicronemia syndrome.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 9.4 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a collaboration with Iovance Biotherapeutics.
    ViewRay, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRAY) rose 13.7 percent to $8.80 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT) rose 5.6 percent to $32.00 in pre-market trading after falling 2.26 percent on Thursday.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5.6 percent to $9.30 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) rose 4.7 percent to $47.50 in pre-market trading.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 4.2 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS) shares rose 3.7 percent to $11.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 earnings.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares rose 18.3 percent to $37.25 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.74 percent on Friday.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) rose 12.1 percent to $2.69 in pre-market trading after surging 4.80 percent on Friday.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 10.9 percent to $109.75 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restarted its review of QUALCOMM Incorporated’s (NASDAQ: QCOM) proposed takeover of NXP Semiconductors.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) rose 10.6 percent to $15.20 in pre-market trading. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN) rose 10 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading.
    Vaxart, Inc. (NASDAQ: VXRT) shares rose 8 percent to $5.54 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.19 percent on Friday.
    Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFIE) rose 7.3 percent to $4.58 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.22 percent on Friday.
    Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) rose 7 percent to $22.49 in pre-market trading after falling 1.96 percent on Friday.
    Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) shares rose 6.9 percent to $9.16 in pre-market trading.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 5.7 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.92 percent on Friday.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) rose 5.4 percent to $19.70 in pre-market trading.
    Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE: AGM) rose 5.2 percent to $92.95 in pre-market trading.
    International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) rose 5.2 percent to $29.94 in pre-market trading.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares rose 5.1 percent to $66.30 in the pre-market trading session.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5 percent to $10.70 in pre-market trading after climbing 15.66 percent on Friday.
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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69
  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Net1 UEPS Technologies (NASDAQ:UEPS) jumped 15.7% on Friday after thealternative-payment systems specialist announced stronger-than-expected fiscal third-quarter 2018 results and an encouraging development regarding its social grants payments contract in South Africa.

Best Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Saul Centers, Inc.(BFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America purchased a new position in shares of Saul Centers, Inc. (NYSE:BFS) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 13,437 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $685,000. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America owned approximately 0.06% of Saul Centers at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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