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Coastal Financial (CCB) is planning to raise $38 million in an IPO on Wednesday, July 18th, IPO Scoop reports. The company plans to issue 2,700,000 shares at $13.00-$15.00 per share.

In the last twelve months, Coastal Financial generated $33.2 million in revenue and $7.3 million in net income. The company has a market-cap of $159.6 million.

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (A Stifel Company) and Hovde Group served as the underwriters for the IPO.

Coastal Financial provided the following description of their company for its IPO: ”  We are a bank holding company that operates through our wholly owned subsidiary, Coastal Community Bank. We are headquartered in Everett, Washington, which by population is the largest city in, and the county seat of, Snohomish County. We focus on providing a wide range of banking products and services to consumers and small to medium sized businesses in the broader Puget Sound region in the state of Washington. We believe that the size, growth and economic strength of the Puget Sound region provide us with significant opportunities for long-term growth and profitability. We currently operate 13 full-service banking locations, 10 of which are located in Snohomish County, where we are the largest community bank by deposit market share, and three of which are located in neighboring counties (one in King County and two in Island County).   “.

Hot Bank Stocks To Watch Right Now: United Fire Group, Inc(UFCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    United Fire Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UFCS) was downgraded to hold from buy at Sandler ONeill. The 52-week trading range for the shares has been $38.95 to $58.46. The stock closed Monday at $56, so this could be another valuation call.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Earnest Partners LLC grew its stake in shares of United Fire Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFCS) by 2.6% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 1,449,353 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 36,932 shares during the quarter. Earnest Partners LLC owned about 0.06% of United Fire Group worth $69,366,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

Hot Bank Stocks To Watch Right Now: Veritiv Corporation(VRTV)

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    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a €98.00 ($113.95) price target on Renault (EPA:RNO) in a research note released on Monday. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Deutsche Bank set a €115.00 ($133.72) target price on Renault (EPA:RNO) in a report released on Friday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Renold (LON:RNO) announced its earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported GBX 4.50 ($0.06) EPS for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of GBX 4.50 ($0.06), Bloomberg Earnings reports. Renold had a return on equity of 201.92% and a net margin of 4.30%.

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1. Stock market overview: U.S. stock futures were a bit sluggish Monday after major indexes hit fresh record highs last week.

Asian markets closed with mixed results, and European markets also struggled to find direction.

The Dow Jones industrial average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all rose by more than 2% over the past week to hit all-time highs.

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2. Watching Wynn: Investors are closely monitoring shares in casino firms Wynn Macau (WYNMY) and Wynn Resorts (WYNN).

Shares in Wynn Resorts plunged more than 10% Friday after a Wall Street Journal story detailed numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against founder and CEO Steve Wynn.

Wynn denied the charges in the Journal story.

“The idea that I ever assaulted any woman is preposterous,” he said in a statement that the company sent to CNN.

On Monday, Wynn Macau stock fell 6.5% in Hong Kong.

Best Casino Stocks To Watch Right Now: United Fire Group, Inc(UFCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Earnest Partners LLC grew its stake in shares of United Fire Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFCS) by 2.6% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 1,449,353 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 36,932 shares during the quarter. Earnest Partners LLC owned about 0.06% of United Fire Group worth $69,366,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    United Fire Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UFCS) was downgraded to hold from buy at Sandler ONeill. The 52-week trading range for the shares has been $38.95 to $58.46. The stock closed Monday at $56, so this could be another valuation call.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    United Fire & Casualty (NASDAQ:UFCS) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $53.47 and last traded at $53.26, with a volume of 1018 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $51.84.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of United Fire & Casualty (NASDAQ:UFCS) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday following a dividend announcement from the company. The company traded as low as $52.90 and last traded at $52.61, with a volume of 2181 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $51.78.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Freestone Capital Holdings LLC increased its stake in Transportadora de Gas del Sur SA (NYSE:TGS) by 56.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 177,803 shares of the energy company’s stock after purchasing an additional 64,160 shares during the quarter. Freestone Capital Holdings LLC owned approximately 0.11% of Transportadora de Gas del Sur worth $3,617,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about Transportadora de Gas del Sur (NYSE:TGS) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Transportadora de Gas del Sur earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the energy company an impact score of 46.2643511773395 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TransCanada (NYSE: TRP) and Transportadora de Gas del Sur (NYSE:TGS) are both oils/energy 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.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about Quanta Services (NYSE:PWR) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Quanta Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the construction company an impact score of 46.7873542160555 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Quanta Services Inc (NYSE:PWR) saw unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders bought 930 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 594% compared to the typical daily volume of 134 call options.

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    Should President Trump follow through on plans to repair and replace U.S. infrastructure, Berkshire may want to get involved by buying companies poised to benefit from such spending, including Vulcan Material Co. (VMC) , Martin Marietta Materials Inc. (MLM) or Quanta Services Inc. (PWR) , which provides infrastructure services primarily to the oil and gas and electrical power industries.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    Quanta Services (PWR) Up 5.7% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue? (finance.yahoo.com) Quanta Services (PWR) Short Interest Update (americanbankingnews.com) Quanta Services (PWR) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Nvidia’s HGX-2 cloud server platform targets HPC and AI workloads (datacenterdynamics.com) NVIDIA Introduces HGX-2, Fusing HPC and AI Computing into Unified Architecture (itbusinessnet.com)

    PWR has been the topic of several research reports. Citigroup increased their target price on Quanta Services from $47.00 to $53.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised Quanta Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 9th. DA Davidson reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Quanta Services in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Credit Suisse Group reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $42.00 price objective (down from $46.00) on shares of Quanta Services in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, B. Riley cut their price objective on Quanta Services from $50.00 to $48.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, February 26th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $45.23.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    AXIS Capital (NYSE: AXS) and Kingstone Companies (NASDAQ:KINS) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Traders sold shares of Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) on strength during trading hours on Tuesday. $46.93 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $88.54 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $41.61 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Becton Dickinson and had the 30th highest net out-flow for the day. Becton Dickinson and traded up $1.07 for the day and closed at $233.64

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Evergreen Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) by 12.8% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 15,558 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,768 shares during the quarter. Evergreen Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Becton Dickinson were worth $3,371,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Privately held BJ’s Wholesale Club has set terms for an initial public offering (IPO) nearly seven years after the company was taken private by private equity firms Leonard Green & Partners and CVC Capital Partners for $2.8 billion.

According to the Monday Form S1/A filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, BJ’s plans to sell 37.5 million shares in an expected price range of $15 to $17 per share. At the midpoint of the expected range, the company expects net proceeds of $563 million. If the option for underwriters is fully exercised, net proceeds are expected to rise to $648.3 million.

Proceeds from the IPO will be used to repay $623.2 million in debt, along with $10.2 million in accrued and unpaid interests on the company’s $1 billion ABL senior secured asset-based revolving facility and term loan. BJ’s also plans to borrow another $71.3 million to assist with the repayment. The borrowings were used to finance a dividend payment of $735.5 million and $72.9 million in stock options and retention bonuses.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Greif Bros. Corporation(GEF.B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Greif, Inc. Class B (NYSE:GEF.B) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, June 5th, Zacks reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 18th will be given a dividend of 0.63 per share by the industrial products company on Sunday, July 1st. This represents a $2.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.18%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 15th.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cabot Microelectronics Corporation(CCMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Cabot Microelectronics Co. (NASDAQ:CCMP) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $114.80.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cabot Microelectronics (NASDAQ: CCMP) and Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cabot Microelectronics (CCMP)

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A.(CCU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Beverage stocks have been a hit-or-miss proposition in the U.S., both for megabrewers and for smaller players in the craft beer, spirits, and soft drink industries. But there are plenty of opportunities internationally to invest in the companies that produce drinks. In Chile, Compania Cervecerias Unidas (NYSE:CCU) produces beer, wine, and soft drinks for several South American countries, and after having seen a slow period to finish 2017, CCU had hoped to find ways to bounce back to start the new year.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: American Woodmark Corporation(AMWD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Tuesday was a bad day on Wall Street, as major benchmarks all finished deep in the red to begin the holiday-shortened week. The Dow had been down more than 500 points during the session as investors focused on turmoil in the European financial markets, where an increase in bond yields in Italy brought back memories of the Greek financial crisis in the early 2010s. Yet even though broad-based market averages fell sharply, some stocks managed to post solid gains. Universal Display (NASDAQ:OLED), Windstream Holdings (NASDAQ:WIN), and American Woodmark(NASDAQ:AMWD) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) got a boost, shooting up 13 percent to $100.05 after the company reported upbeat Q4 results.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Quadrature Capital Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of American Woodmark Co. (NASDAQ:AMWD) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm acquired 5,332 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $525,000.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: ICON plc(ICLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Icon
    Based in Ireland, this top company is offering investors a nice entry point. Icon PLC (NASDAQ: ICLR) is a global contract research organization (CRO) providing clinical development services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Senomyx (NASDAQ: SNMX) and ICON (NASDAQ:ICLR) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Financial Gravity Wealth Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Icon Plc (NASDAQ:ICLR) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 1,524 shares of the medical research company’s stock, valued at approximately $179,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Icon Plc (NASDAQ:ICLR) – Stock analysts at KeyCorp increased their Q4 2018 earnings estimates for Icon in a research note issued on Sunday, June 17th. KeyCorp analyst D. Hooker now forecasts that the medical research company will earn $1.59 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $1.58. KeyCorp currently has a “Overweight” rating and a $152.00 price target on the stock.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Honeywell International Inc.(HON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Dorman Products (NASDAQ:DORM) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

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    Meanwhile on Friday, Honeywell (HON) and General Electric (GE) release earnings. Eade views Honeywell as more of an economic bellwether than GE.

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    The world economy is a vast and amorphous entity that can be hard to read and even more difficult to predict. However, you can get something of a checkup on the global economy by taking a look at industrial giants like General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), Siemens (NASDAQOTH:SIEGY), Eaton Corporation plc (NYSE:ETN), Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON), and ABB Ltd (NYSE:ABB). Here’s what recent results at these industrial giants are telling us about the global economy.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Although many stocks haven’t rallied in response to positive earnings numbers yet, one exception was American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) last week. Shares had a nice response to earnings, jumping more than 7 percent. One reason could be AXP’s decision to raise guidance. General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) also got a boost Friday when the company left guidance unchanged instead of lowering it, as some analysts had feared. Honeywell international Inc. (NYSE: HON) raised guidance and found some traction in the market Friday, too. As we noted earlier this month, many investors appear more interested in the future than in what companies accomplished last quarter, so positive guidance from any company might receive a hearty reception.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Compugen Ltd.(CGEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Compugen (NASDAQ:CGEN) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Group increased their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Compugen in a research note issued on Wednesday, May 9th. Jefferies Group analyst P. Welford now anticipates that the biotechnology company will earn ($0.20) per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of ($0.21). Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Compugen’s Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.05) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($0.46) EPS, FY2019 earnings at ($1.00) EPS, FY2020 earnings at ($1.19) EPS, FY2021 earnings at ($1.37) EPS and FY2022 earnings at ($1.58) EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about Compugen (NASDAQ:CGEN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Compugen earned a media sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.0723272283748 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Rexnord Corporation(RXN)

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Rexnord Corporation (NYSE:RXN) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 15, 2018 8:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rexnord (NYSE:RXN) announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday. The industrial products company reported $0.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.39 by ($0.01), reports. Rexnord had a net margin of 8.29% and a return on equity of 13.05%.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $3.10 billion.
    Rexnord Corporation (NYSE: RXN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $551.94 million.
    Invitation Homes Inc. (NYSE: INVH) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $423.13 million.
    Switch, Inc. (NYSE: SWCH) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $99.83 million.
    Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $579.85 million.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $119.06 million.
    Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRS) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $68.14 million.
    Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRNA) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.38 per share on revenue of $1.87 million.
    VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $130.00 million.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $45.38 million.
    Restoration Robotics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIR) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.17 per share on revenue of $5.93 million.
    YogaWorks, Inc. (NASDAQ: YOGA) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.22 per share on revenue of

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: United Fire Group, Inc(UFCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    United Fire Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UFCS) was downgraded to hold from buy at Sandler ONeill. The 52-week trading range for the shares has been $38.95 to $58.46. The stock closed Monday at $56, so this could be another valuation call.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on United Fire Group (UFCS)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    United Fire & Casualty (NASDAQ:UFCS) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $53.47 and last traded at $53.26, with a volume of 1018 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $51.84.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Earnest Partners LLC grew its stake in shares of United Fire Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFCS) by 2.6% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 1,449,353 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 36,932 shares during the quarter. Earnest Partners LLC owned about 0.06% of United Fire Group worth $69,366,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: iShares MSCI All Peru Capped ETF (EPU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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The price of bitcoin took a dive after Warren Buffett renewed his criticism of the cryptocurrency even comparing it to rat poison.

Bitcoin had been closing in on $10,000, but it fell nearly 6% Sunday and was down another 2% Monday to just over $9,300.

Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB), has been a bitcoin bear for years. He has often compared the cryptocurrency to gold, saying that both assets are strictly speculative and don’t produce earnings and dividends like stocks do.

Before the Berkshire annual meeting on Saturday, Buffett told CNBC that bitcoin was “probably rat poison squared.”

During the meeting itself, Buffett joked that “if you had bought gold at the time of Christ and you figure the compound rate on it, it’s a couple tenths of a percent.” What Buffett was saying about bitcoin was that you can buy it, but it will never produce anything of value.

He also responded to a question from the audience about bitcoin by saying that it and other crytpocurrencies “will come to bad endings.”

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    United Fire & Casualty (NASDAQ:UFCS) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $53.47 and last traded at $53.26, with a volume of 1018 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $51.84.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Chris Lange]

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  • [By Todd Campbell]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:RARE) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Monday.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) is scheduled to be releasing its earnings data before the market opens on Tuesday, May 8th. Analysts expect Lexington Realty Trust to post earnings of $0.06 per share for the quarter. Lexington Realty Trust has set its FY18 guidance at $0.95-0.98 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Friday.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) was downgraded by equities researchers at Stifel Nicolaus from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, MarketBeat reports. They currently have a $7.00 target price on the real estate investment trust’s stock, down from their previous target price of $8.50. Stifel Nicolaus’ price target suggests a potential downside of 15.66% from the stock’s current price.

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  • [By Lee Jackson]

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