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Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021

You might look at the performance of Auxly Cannabis Group Inc. (NASDAQOTH:CBWTF), formerly known as Cannabis Wheaton, and quickly decide to stay away from the stock. Auxlywas one of the worst-performing marijuana stocks in the second quarter. Its share price has plunged more than 40% so far this year.

But Auxly’s market cap has actually soared in 2018. The stock’s decline stemmed entirely from dilution caused by issuing new shares with bought-deal financing transactions. IsAuxlyCannabis Group a stock to consider buying now?

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Reasons to buy

The obvious reason to buy AuxlyCannabis is the growth opportunity that the company should have once the recreational marijuana market opens in Canada this October. Demand is widely expected to outpace supply for quite a while.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: SEACOR Holdings, Inc.(CKH)

SEACOR Holdings Inc. owns, operates, invests, and markets equipment in the offshore oil and gas, shipping, and logistics industries. The companys Offshore Marine Services segment operates support vessels to deliver cargo and personnel to offshore installations; handle anchors and mooring equipment; carry and launch remote operated vehicles; and tow rigs. This segment also provides accommodations for technicians and specialists, as well as standby safety support and emergency response services; and operates lift boats supporting well intervention, work-over, decommissioning, and diving operations, as well as operates vessels used to move personnel and supplies to offshore wind farms. Its Inland River Services segment operates river transportation equipment for moving agricultural and industrial commodities, and petroleum and chemical products; and operates and invests in multi-modal terminal facilities, as well as operates barge fleeting locations; service facilities; and transshipment terminal. The companys Shipping Services segment owns product tankers for the United States coastwise trade of crude oil, petroleum, and chemical products, as well as provides harbor tugs servicing vessels docking; and invests in very large gas carriers, as well as offers liner and short-sea transportation. This segment is also involved in the terminal support and bunkering, and articulated tug and dry-bulk barge operations, as well as offers offshore tug and technical ship management services. Its Illinois Corn Processing segment produces alcohol used in the food, beverage, industrial, and petrochemical markets; dried distillers grains with solubles; and non-food grade corn oil for feedstock in biodiesel production. The companys Other segment engages in emergency and crisis, agricultural commodity trading and logistics, and lending and leasing activities, as well as industrial aviation services businesses. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    United Services Automobile Association boosted its position in shares of Seacor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CKH) by 14.7% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 172,136 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after buying an additional 21,997 shares during the period. United Services Automobile Association owned approximately 0.94% of Seacor worth $9,858,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about Seacor (NYSE:CKH) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Seacor earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.3315874804175 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: United Technologies Corporation(UTX)

United Technologies Corporation provides technology products and services to building systems and aerospace industries worldwide. Its Otis segment designs, manufactures, sells, and installs passenger and freight elevators, escalators, and moving walkways; modernization products to upgrade elevators and escalators; and maintenance and repair services. The companys UTC Climate, Controls & Security segment provides heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration solutions, such as controls for residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation applications. This segment offers electronic security products, including intruder alarms, access control systems, and video surveillance systems; and fire safety products; systems integration, video surveillance, installation, maintenance, and inspection services; and monitoring and response services. Its Pratt & Whitney segment supplies aircraft engines for commercial, military, business jet, and general aviation markets; and provides aftermarket maintenance, repair, and overhaul, as well as fleet management services. The companys UTC Aerospace Systems segment provides electric power generation, power management, and distribution systems; air data, and flight sensing and management systems; engine control, electric, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems; engine components; environmental control systems; fire and ice detection, and protection systems; propeller systems; cargo, actuation, and landing systems; aircraft aero structures, and lighting and seating products; space products and subsystems; and aftermarket services. United Technologies Corporation offers its services through manufacturers representatives, distributors, wholesalers, dealers, retail outlets, and sales representatives, as well as directly to customers. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Activist investor Dan Loeb was a key figure in pushing industrial conglomerate United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) to split into three independent entities. Now, he wants the company to go a step further and seek a buyer for one large unit.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Glenview State Bank Trust DEPT. raised its stake in shares of United Technologies Co. (NYSE:UTX) by 4.2% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 2,468 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after purchasing an additional 100 shares during the period. Glenview State Bank Trust DEPT.’s holdings in United Technologies were worth $263,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: Capital Southwest Corporation(CSWC)

Capital Southwest Corporation is a public investment firm specializing in venture capital and private equity investments in small and medium sized businesses. It does not invest in startups, publicly traded companies, real estate developments, project finance opportunities, oil and gas exploration businesses, troubled companies, turnarounds, and companies in which significant senior management is departing. The firm provides equity financing for expansion, growth capital, acquisition financings, management buyouts, and recapitalizations. It also provides capital to early stage companies. The firm invests in diverse industries across the United States with a focus on the Southwest, Southeast, Midwest and Mountain Regions. It seeks to invest between $5 million and $15 million and can co-invest up to $40 million. The firm prefers to invest in companies with revenues and enterprise values between $5 million and $100 million and an EBITDA between -$1 million and $10 million. It prefers to take long term position of 20 years in its portfolio companies and also acquires minority ownership stakes between 20 percent and 45 percent. The firm also provides follow-on financing. Capital Southwest Corporation was founded in 1961 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Capital Southwest Corp (NASDAQ:CSWC)Q32019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 05, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Advisors Asset Management Inc. decreased its stake in shares of Capital Southwest Co. (NASDAQ:CSWC) by 5.6% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 82,556 shares of the asset manager’s stock after selling 4,935 shares during the quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Capital Southwest were worth $2,164,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Capital Southwest (NASDAQ: CSWC) and TRIPLEPOINT VEN/COM (NYSE:TPVG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: Energizer Holdings, Inc.(ENR)

Energizer Holdings, Inc. (Energizer), through its operating subsidiaries, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers, marketers and distributors of household batteries, specialty batteries and lighting products.
Energizer is the beneficiary of over 100 years of expertise in the battery and portable lighting products industries. Its brand names, Energizer庐 and Eveready庐, have worldwide recognition for innovation, quality and dependability, and are marketed and sold around the world.
On July 1, 2015, Energizer completed its legal separation from our former parent company, Edgewell Personal Care Company (Edgewell), via a tax free spin-off (the Spin-off or Spin). To effect the separation, Edgewell undertook a series of transactions to separate net assets and legal entities.
To facilitate the Spin-Off, Edgewell distributed 62,193,281 shares of Energizer Holdings, Inc. common stock to its shareholders.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Zacks Investment Management decreased its position in Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE:ENR) by 43.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 14,753 shares of the company’s stock after selling 11,549 shares during the quarter. Zacks Investment Management’s holdings in Energizer were worth $929,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: Autodesk, Inc.(ADSK)

Autodesk, Inc. operates as a design software and services company worldwide. The companys Architecture, Engineering and Construction segment offers Autodesk Building Design Suites to manage various phases of design and construction; Autodesk Revit products that provide model-based design and documentation systems; Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suites; AutoCAD Civil 3D products that offer a surveying, design, analysis, and documentation solution; and AutoCAD Map 3D software, which offers direct access to data needed for infrastructure planning, design, and management. Its Platform Solutions and Emerging Business segment offers AutoCAD software, a computer-aided design application for professional design, drafting, detailing, and visualization; and AutoCAD LT, a professional drafting and detailing software. The companys Manufacturing segment provides Autodesk Product Design Suites for digital prototyping; Autodesk Inventor that allows manufacturers to go beyond 3D design to digital prototyping; AutoCAD Mechanical software to accelerate the mechanical design process; and Autodesk Moldflow family of injection molding simulation software. Its Media and Entertainment segment provides Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3ds Max software products that offer 3D modeling, animation, effects, rendering, and compositing solutions; and Autodesk Flame, Autodesk Smoke, and Autodesk Lustre software applications that offer editing, finishing, and visual effects design and color grading solutions. Autodesk, Inc. also sells consumer products for digital art, personal design and creativity, and home design in various digital storefronts and over the Internet. The company licenses or sells its products to customers in the architecture, engineering, and construction; manufacturing; and digital media, consumer, and entertainment industries directly, as well as through a network of resellers and distributors. Autodesk, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in San Rafael, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    Shares of Autodesk(NASDAQ:ADSK), a design software and services company, jumped 10.7% in February, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the company received some positive notes from analysts. Investors were also likely buying up shares ahead of the company’s fourth-quarter results, which were released at the end of last month.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CIBC Asset Management Inc lifted its holdings in Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) by 1.7% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 29,906 shares of the software company’s stock after buying an additional 498 shares during the period. CIBC Asset Management Inc’s holdings in Autodesk were worth $3,846,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corporation(TYG)

Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp. is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Company’s objective is to seek a high level of total return with an emphasis on current dividends. The Company invests in a portfolio of publicly traded master limited partnerships (MLPs) in the energy infrastructure sector, such as natural gas, propane, shipping and crude or refined proudcts pipeline. Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. serves as the Company’s investment adviser.

Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp. invests at least 90% of its total assets in securities of energy infrastructure companies and invests at least 70% of its total assets in equity securities of MLPs. It invests up to 30% of its total assets in restricted securities. It invests up to 25% of total assets in debt securities of energy infrastructure companies, including securities rated below non-investment grade. The Company invests primarily in equity securities of MLPs, which consist of instruments, such as common units, convertible subordinated units and I-Shares. Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. serves as the Company’s investment adviser.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    UBS Group AG lifted its holdings in shares of Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp. (NYSE:TYG) by 5.5% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 205,851 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 10,728 shares during the period. UBS Group AG owned 0.42% of Tortoise Energy Infrastructure worth $5,142,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: New York Community Bancorp, Inc.(NYCB)

New York Community Bancorp, Inc., incorporated on July 16, 1993, is a multi-bank holding company. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, New York Community Bank (the Community Bank) and New York Commercial Bank (the Commercial Bank) (collectively, the Banks). The Company’s operations are divided into two segments: Banking Operations and Residential Mortgage Banking. The Banking Operations segment serves consumers and businesses by offering and servicing a range of loan and deposit products and other financial services. The Residential Mortgage Banking segment originates, aggregates, sells and services one- to four-family mortgage loans. Mortgage loan products consist of agency-conforming fixed- and adjustable-rate loans and, to a lesser extent, jumbo loans, for the purpose of purchasing or refinancing one- to four-family homes. The Community Bank is a chartered savings bank with approximately 230 branches that operates through over seven local divisions. The Community Bank is a producer of multi-family loans in New York City. The Commercial Bank is a chartered commercial bank with approximately 30 branches in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Westchester County and Long Island, including approximately 20 that operate under the name, Atlantic Bank. The Commercial Bank offers around the clock banking online, mobile banking and banking by phone. The Company also serves its customers through approximately three connected Websites: www.myNYCB.com, www.NewYorkCommercialBank.com and www.NYCBfamily.com.

Lending Activities

The Company’s principal asset is multi-family loans. Its loan portfolio consists of over three components: covered loans, non-covered loans held for sale and non-covered loans held for investment. The Company originates commercial real estate loans, most of which are collateralized by income-producing properties, such as office buildings, retail centers, mixed-use buildings and multi-tenanted light industrial properties that are located in New York City and on Lo! ng Island. The Company also originates acquisition, development, and construction (ADC) loans, and commercial and industrial (C&I) loans for investment. ADC loans are originated for multi-family and residential tract projects in New York City and on Long Island. C&I loans consist of asset-based loans, equipment loans and leases, and dealer floor-plan loans. C&I loans are made to small and mid-size businesses in Metro New York. Other C&I loans are made for working capital, business expansion, and the purchase of machinery and equipment. The Community Bank’s mortgage banking operation originates, aggregates and services one- to four-family loans. The Company’s total net loans are approximately $38.2 billion.

Investment Activities

The Company’s portfolio of securities available for sale consists of mortgage-related securities and other securities. Its mortgage-related securities include government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) certificates. Its other securities include municipal bonds, capital trust notes, preferred stock, and mutual funds and common stock, which consist of mutual funds. The Company’s total securities available for sale are approximately $204.26 million. The Company’s portfolio of securities held to maturity consists of mortgage-related securities, which include GSE certificates and GSE collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs), and other securities, which include GSE debentures, corporate bond, municipal bonds and capital trust notes. The Company’s total securities held to maturity sale are approximately $6.1 billion.

Source of Funds

The Company’s funding sources for the payment of dividends, share repurchases and other corporate uses are dividends paid to the Company by the Banks; capital raised through the issuance of stock; funding raised through the issuance of debt instruments, and repayments of, and income from, investment securities. It offers various types of deposits, which include negotiable order of withdrawal (NOW) and money ma! rket acco! unts, savings accounts, certificates of deposit and non-interest-bearing accounts. The Company’s total deposits are approximately $28.4 billion. The Company’s borrowed funds include Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) advances, repurchase agreements, federal funds purchased and junior subordinated debentures.

Subsidiary Activities

The Community Bank has approximately 20 direct subsidiaries. Its direct subsidiaries include DHB Real Estate, LLC, Mt. Sinai Ventures, LLC, NYCB Mortgage Company, LLC, Realty Funding Company, LLC, NYCB Specialty Finance Company, LLC, Eagle Rock Investment Corp., Pacific Urban Renewal, Inc., Synergy Capital Investments, Inc., BSR 1400 Corp., Bellingham Corp., Blizzard Realty Corp., CFS Investments, Inc., Main Omni Realty Corp., NYB Realty Holding Company, LLC, O.B. Ventures, LLC, RCBK Mortgage Corp., RCSB Corporation, RSB Agency, Inc., Richmond Enterprises, Inc. and Roslyn National Mortgage Corporation. The Commercial Bank has approximately two direct subsidiaries, which are Beta Investments, Inc. and Gramercy Leasing Services, Inc. The Company also owns special business trusts that are formed for the purpose of issuing capital and common securities and investing the proceeds thereof in the junior subordinated debentures issued by it. It also has a non-banking subsidiary.

The Company competes with Astoria Financial Corporation.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:NYCB) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the sixteen research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $12.25.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: Intuitive Surgical Inc.(ISRG)

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets da Vinci surgical systems for various surgical procedures, including urologic, gynecologic, cardiothoracic, general, and head and neck surgeries. Its da Vinci surgical system consists of a surgeon?s console or consoles, a patient-side cart, a 3-D vision system, and proprietary ?wristed? instruments. The company?s da Vinci surgical system translates the surgeon?s natural hand movements on instrument controls at the console into corresponding micro-movements of instruments positioned inside the patient through small puncture incisions, or ports. It also manufactures a range of EndoWrist instruments, which incorporate wrist joints for natural dexterity for various surgical procedures. Its EndoWrist instruments consist of forceps, scissors, electrocautery, scalpels, and other surgical tools. In addition, it sells various vision and accessory products for use in conjunction with the da Vinci Surgical System as surgical procedures are performed. The company?s accessory products include sterile drapes used to ensure a sterile field during surgery; vision products, such as replacement 3-D stereo endoscopes, camera heads, light guides, and other items. It markets its products through sales representatives in the United States, and through sales representatives and distributors in international markets. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    For this episode, it’s time to check in on not one but two such samplers. First, it’s been one year since he offered up “Five Stocks I Own That You Should Too.” Those were Activision Blizzard(NASDAQ:ATVI), Alphabet(NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG),Intuitive Surgical(NASDAQ:ISRG), Match Group(NASDAQ:MTCH), and Zillow(NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG), and he’ll review their progress with senior analystJim Mueller.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Intuitive Surgical (ISRG)

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  • [By Keith Speights]

    Two of my favorite medical-device stocks are Align Technology (NASDAQ:ALGN) and Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG). However, I’ve liked Intuitive a lot more after Align’s share price plunged in the fourth quarter of 2018.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) is best known for its da Vinci robotic surgical system. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) might be most famous for its consumer healthcare products. But there’s a lot more to picking between these two stocks than just comparing robots and Band-Aids.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: Mercantile Bank Corporation(MBWM)

Mercantile Bank Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Mercantile Bank of Michigan that provides commercial banking services for small-to medium-sized businesses and individuals in the United States. It accepts various deposit products, including checking, savings, and term certificate accounts; time deposits; and certificates of deposit, as well as repurchase agreements. The company also offers commercial and industrial loans; vacant land, land development, and residential construction loans; owner occupied real estate, non-owner occupied real estate, and multi-family and residential rental property loans; single-family residential real estate loans; home equity line of credit programs; and consumer loans, such as loans for new and used automobiles, boats, credit cards, and overdraft protection. In addition, it provides courier services and safe deposit facilities; insurance products, such as private passenger automobile, homeowners, personal inland marine, boat owners, recreational vehicle, dwelling fire, umbrella policies, small business, and life insurance products. The company operates 48 banking offices in Western and Central Michigan; and 48 automated teller machines. Mercantile Bank Corporation was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mercantile Bank (NASDAQ:MBWM) will issue its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Tuesday, October 16th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.61 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Mercantile Bank (NASDAQ:MBWM) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallJul. 17, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Royal Bank of Canada raised its position in Mercantile Bank Corp. (NASDAQ:MBWM) by 9.6% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 220,880 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 19,273 shares during the period. Royal Bank of Canada’s holdings in Mercantile Bank were worth $7,344,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Mercantile Bank (MBWM)

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2021: Sierra Bancorp(BSRR)

Sierra Bancorp, incorporated on November 16, 2000, is a bank holding company for Bank of the Sierra (the Bank). The Bank is a state-chartered bank, which offers a range of retail and commercial banking services. The Bank’s products and services are related to the business of lending money and accepting deposits. The Bank operates approximately 30 branch offices, an online branch, a real estate industries group, an agricultural credit division, a Small Business Administration (SBA) lending unit and a loan production office. Its customers have access to electronic point-of-sale payment alternatives around the country through the Pulse Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) network. Its Internet branch provides the ability to open deposit accounts online; an online banking option with bill-pay and mobile banking capabilities, including mobile check deposit; a customer service center that is accessible by toll-free telephone during business hours, and an automated telephone banking system. It offers a range of other banking products and services to complement and support its lending and deposit products, including remote deposit capture and automated payroll services for business customers. The Company’s other direct subsidiaries are Sierra Statutory Trust II and Sierra Capital Trust III, which are engaged in facilitating the issuance of capital trust pass-through securities.

Lending Activities

The Bank’s lending activities include real estate, commercial (including small business), agricultural and consumer loans. The bulk of its real estate loans are secured by commercial, professional office properties and agricultural properties, which are owner occupied. The Bank also offers a range of construction loans for residential and commercial development, permanent mortgage loans, land acquisition and development loans, and multifamily credit facilities. Secondary market services for residential mortgage loans are provided through the Bank’s affiliations with Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and ce! rtain non-governmental institutions. The Bank’s total net loans are approximately $1,124.6 million.

Investment Activities

The Bank’s investments consist of debt and marketable equity securities (together, the investment portfolio), investments in the time deposits of other banks, surplus interest-earning balances in its Federal Reserve Bank account and overnight fed funds sold. The Bank’s securities are all marketable and are classified as available for sale, which include the United States Government agencies, mortgage-backed securities, state and political subdivisions, and equity securities. The Bank’s aggregate investments are approximately $510 million.

Sources of Funds

The Bank offers a range of deposit products for individuals and businesses, including checking accounts, savings accounts, money market demand accounts, time deposits, retirement accounts and sweep accounts. The Bank’s non-maturity deposits include demand deposit accounts and negotiable order of withdrawal (NOW) accounts. The Bank has approximately 101,200 deposit accounts totaling over $1,465 billion. The Bank’s non-deposit borrowings include fed funds purchased from correspondent banks, borrowings from the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB), advances from the Federal Reserve Bank, securities sold under agreement to repurchase and junior subordinated debentures. The Bank uses short-term FHLB advances and fed funds purchased on uncommitted lines to support liquidity needs created by seasonal deposit flows and for other short-term purposes.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now

Welcome to Biotech Analysis Central Daily News, a daily news report and analysis about what has happened lately in the biotech industry

Merck’s Keytruda Achieves Success In Phase 3 Study As A Combo Therapy

News: On Tuesday, Merck (MRK) announced positive results in a phase 3 study, using a combination of Keytruda and Alimta, treating patients with previously untreated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Alimta is a lung cancer drug developed by Eli Lilly (LLY). The phase 3 study, named Keynote-189, met on both endpoints of the study. The combo improved progression-free survival and overall-survival in patients.

Analysis: This news is really good for Merck. Not only did it report positive results for this indication, but it did so very early. That’s because this was just an interim look at the data. The final data for this trial was not expected until early 2019. The news might get even better, because this was just top-line results that were reported. The full set of detailed data from this study won’t be revealed until an upcoming medical conference. That means that investors have a lot to look forward too. This also trumps the notion that a Keytruda- chemo combo won’t work for first-line lung cancer. That’s because Merck pulled its European application last year for a Keytruda-chemo combo, because of results from a small phase 2 study. At that time, everyone was placing bets that the phase 3 study would also not show impressive data. Well, as you can see Merck has proved everyone wrong, and now it has a lot to hang its hat on. This win for Merck is bad for both Roche (OTCQX:RHHBY) and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) which is why both traded lower as soon as the Merck results were announced.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: First Choice Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (FCHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Choice Healthcare Solutions (OTCMKTS: FCHS) is one of 21 public companies in the “Medical laboratories” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare First Choice Healthcare Solutions to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Telsey Advisory Group assumed coverage on shares of First Choice Healthcare Solutions (OTCMKTS:FCHS). Telsey Advisory Group issued a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Choice Healthcare Solutions (OTCMKTS: FCHS) is one of 21 public companies in the “Medical laboratories” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare First Choice Healthcare Solutions to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: American States Water Company(AWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Stocks to Watch Today: KHC, HD, JWN, M, AAPL
    Kraft Heinz Co. (NYSE: KHC) is still licking its wounds after an abysmal earnings report on Thursday and a weak 2019 outlook. The consumer goods giant is looking to reshape its business as consumer tastes continue to evolve. According to reports, the firm – backed heavily by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A) – is considering a deal to sell its Maxwell House brand. Warren Buffett is also affecting shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). Although AAPL stock added 0.4% in pre-market hours, Buffett said he would not purchase more shares of the company stock at these levels. However, should AAPL stock pull back in the near future, the “Oracle of Omaha” would consider purchasing more. Earnings season may be winding down, but concerns about the U.S. brick-and-mortar retail industry are always high. This week, Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD), Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN), and Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) will report earnings from the holiday quarter. Look for earnings reports from American States Water Co. (NYSE: AWR), Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE: CLDT), EPR Properties (NYSE: EPR), Etsy Inc. (NASDAQ: ETSY), Life Storage Inc. (NYSE: LSI), Mosaic Co. (NYSE: MOS), Oneok Inc. (NYSE: OKE), Potbelly Corp. (NASDAQ: PBPB), Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (NYSE: APTS), Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ: RCII), Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK), and Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC).

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  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    In terms of dividend growth, only four of the above stocks — 3M, Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, and Procter & Gamble — feature among the 10 fastest dividend-growth kings. In other words, there are six other stocks from the dividend kings list that have grown their dividends at a faster pace than most stocks in the above table in the past decade, some even at double-digits.  

    Six top dividend kings by dividend growth

    Dividend King 10-Year Dividend CAGR Current Dividend Yield Payout Ratio (TTM)
    Lowe’s Companies  18.5% 2% 34.5%
    Hormel Foods  16.3% 2.1% 39.2%
    Parker-Hannifin Corp (NYSE:PH) 14% 1.7% 35.2%
    Nordson Corporation  12.2% 0.9% 13.3%
    Dover Corp (NYSE:DOV) 9% 2% 37.4%
    American States Water (NYSE:AWR) 7.6% 1.9% 54.8%

    TTM: Trailing 12 months. Data sources: YCharts and Yahoo! Finance. Table by author.

  • [By Neha Chamaria and Jason Hall]

    Two such amazing but little-known dividend-paying companies that our Motley Fool contributors have identified are American States Water (NYSE:AWR) and Caretrust REIT Inc. (NASDAQ:CTRE). Read along to know why you should have these stocks on your radar.

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Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: AdvanSix Inc. (ASIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Algert Global LLC trimmed its position in shares of AdvanSix Inc (NYSE:ASIX) by 58.7% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 21,001 shares of the company’s stock after selling 29,859 shares during the period. Algert Global LLC owned about 0.07% of AdvanSix worth $511,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    AdvanSix (NYSE:ASIX) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AdvanSix (NYSE:ASIX) Director Michael Marberry bought 1,398 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, May 7th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $35.74 per share, for a total transaction of $49,964.52. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    GSA Capital Partners LLP reduced its holdings in AdvanSix Inc (NYSE:ASIX) by 36.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 24,620 shares of the company’s stock after selling 14,277 shares during the quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP owned about 0.08% of AdvanSix worth $856,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Akamai Technologies, Inc.(AKAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    During the first quarter, Limelight settled the last of its legal battles with rival Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM). The terms of this settlement were not publicly addressed, but Limelight was the plaintiff and Akamai the defendant in the last patent infringement case, though Akamai also returned fire with several counterclaims. If the settlement had any financial effects, we’ll see those on Akamai’s and Limelight’s financial statements over time. If not, the two companies just removed a source of financial uncertainty.

  • [By ]

    There could be a for sale sign planted in the ground at tech pioneer Akamai (AKAM) .

    “We’re a public company and our board, which is very professional and diligent, is always going to do the right thing for shareholders,” Akamai CEO Tom Leighton told TheStreet when asked if the company he co-founded in 1998 was for sale. While Leighton left the door open on a possible sale, he added that Akamai has strong prospects as a stand-alone company as well.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $81.46 and last traded at $81.47, with a volume of 38096 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $81.23.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) which rose about 7% to $74.89. The stock’s 52-week range is $44.65 to $75.00. Volume was roughly 4 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.3 million.

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

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Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: United Technologies Corporation(UTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    United Technologies Co. (UTX) Receives Consensus Rating of “Buy” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) United Technologies (UTX) & TAT Technologies (TATT) Head to Head Comparison (americanbankingnews.com) United Technologies to Sell Ice Cream-Machine Manufacturer for $1 Billion (wsj.com) United Technologies Sells Ice-Cream Machine Unit for $1 Billion (finance.yahoo.com) [$$] United Technologies to Sell Ice Cream-Machine Manufacturer for $1 Billion (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of research firms have recently commented on UTX. ValuEngine upgraded United Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Cowen reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $141.00 price objective on shares of United Technologies in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $146.00 price objective (up from $124.00) on shares of United Technologies in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated a “positive” rating and issued a $153.00 price objective (up from $135.00) on shares of United Technologies in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered United Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $138.21.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) traded down 1.65% at $134.32. The stock’s 52-week range is $106.85 to $137.39. Volume was about 15% above the daily average of around 3.1 million. The company had no specific news Tuesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Daiwa Securities Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of United Technologies Co. (NYSE:UTX) by 10.1% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 63,924 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,852 shares during the quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc.’s holdings in United Technologies were worth $8,042,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) traded up 1.50% at $130.92. The stock’s 52-week range is $109.10 to $139.24. Volume was about 15% below the daily average of around 3.9 million shares.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    First, commercial aviation markets have been stronger than most people expected coming into 2018. Strong aerospace markets are behind Honeywell International and United Technologies (NYSE:UTX)  beating earnings expectations in 2018, and as you can see below that GE Aviation aftermarket sales continued to grow at a near 20% rate in the first half.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Below is a list of all 30 current Dow components ranked, according to the date they were added, or most recently added (assuming they’ve bounced in and out of the index like GE), to the index.

    ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM): Added Oct. 1, 1928 Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG): Added May 26, 1932 DowDuPont (NYSE:DWDP): Added Nov. 20, 1935 United Technologies (NYSE:UTX): Added March 4, 1939 3M: Added Aug. 9, 1976 IBM: Added June 29, 1979 Merck: Added Jun. 29, 1979 American Express: Added Aug. 30, 1982 McDonald’s: Added Oct. 30, 1985 Boeing: Added March 12, 1987 Coca-Cola: Added March 12, 1987 Caterpillar: Added May 6, 1991 JPMorgan Chase: Added May 6, 1991 Walt Disney: Added May 6, 1991 Johnson & Johnson: Added March 17, 1997 Walmart: Added March 17, 1997 Home Depot: Added Nov. 1, 1999 Intel: Added Nov. 1, 1999 Microsoft: Added Nov. 1, 1999 Pfizer: Added April 8, 2004 Verizon: Added April 8, 2004 Chevron: Added Feb. 19, 2008 Cisco Systems: Added June 8, 2009 Travelers Cos.: Added June 8, 2009 UnitedHealth Group: Added Sept. 24, 2012 Goldman Sachs: Added Sept. 23, 2013 Nike: Added Sept. 23, 2013 Visa: Added Sept. 23, 2013 Apple: Added March 19, 2015 Walgreens Boots Alliance: Added Jun. 26, 2018

    As you’ll note, a third of the components have only been part of the Dow for the past 14 years. Just four components — ExxonMobil, Procter & Gamble, DowDuPont, and United Technologies — have been included for more than 42 consecutive years.

Top Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cohen & Steers Select Preferred and Income Fund, Inc.(PSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Cohen & Steers Select Pref & Inc Fd (NYSE:PSF) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cohen & Steers Select Pref & Inc Fd earned a media sentiment score of 0.39 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 48.661768322942 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday.

Several other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. Macquarie downgraded shares of Himax Technologies from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $12.00 to $6.00 in a research note on Thursday, August 16th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Himax Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 15th. Cowen set a $7.00 price target on shares of Himax Technologies and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 9th. Lake Street Capital set a $13.00 price target on shares of Himax Technologies and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Himax Technologies from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 9th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $10.91.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Arrow Electronics, Inc.(ARW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Arrow Electronics (NYSE:ARW) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Arrow Electronics reported better-than-expected results for first-quarter 2018. The figures also came above the mid-point of the company’s guidance ranges and marked year-over-year improvement. Moreover, the electronic component distributor provided an optimistic guidance for second-quarter 2018. We believe that the company’s core strength in providing best-in-class services and easy-to-acquire technologies should drive growth in the long run. Moreover, the company has secured a significant market share through a broad portfolio of products and services, and continued efforts to maximize consumer satisfaction. Additionally, incremental sales from strategic acquisitions and partnerships are expected to boost the top line. However, an uncertain economic environment, high debt burden and competition remain the concerns. Notably, the stock has outperformed the industry in the last one year.”

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This award-winning company looks poised to come in strong for the quarter. Arrow Electronics Inc. (NYSE: ARW) is a worldwide provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CNH Industrial N.V.(CNHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CNH Industrial (NYSE:CNHI) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report released on Monday.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) fell 13.2 percent to $10.95 in pre-market trading after dropping 1.33 percent on Friday.
    Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE: SAN) shares fell 8.7 percent to $5.33 in pre-market trading after declining 2.83 percent on Friday.
    Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) fell 8 percent to $32.75 in the pre-market trading session.
    AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE: AER) shares fell 7.4 percent to $51.17 in pre-market trading.
    Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: INO) fell 7.4 percent to $4.54 in pre-market trading.
    Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) fell 7 percent to $31.83 in pre-market trading.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares fell 6.5 percent to $30.29 in pre-market trading after dropping 10.60 percent on Friday.
    Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOAN) fell 6.2 percent to $6.85 in pre-market trading.
    RedHill Biopharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: RDHL) fell 6 percent to $6.67 in pre-market trading.
    QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE: QEP) shares fell 5.8 percent to $11.45 in pre-market trading after dropping 6.75 percent on Friday.
    Noah Holdings Limited (NYSE: NOAH) fell 5.5 percent to $61.53 in pre-market trading.
    CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI) shares fell 5.2 percent to $11.70 in pre-market trading

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Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Kelly Services Inc.(KELYA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Citadel Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Kelly Services, Inc. Class A (NASDAQ:KELYA) by 496.6% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 69,493 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 57,844 shares during the quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC’s holdings in Kelly Services, Inc. Class A were worth $1,560,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares jumped 113.5 percent to $0.6737 after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares rose 35.34 percent to close at $3.32.
    Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW) shares gained 30.36 percent to $3.65.
    Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: XTNT) shares jumped 25.6 percent to $7.4701 after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for InTice™-C Porous Titanium Cervical Interbody System.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares surged 20 percent to $2.495.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) surged 17.04 percent to $2.61.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 15 percent to $8.32 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the development of next generation interactive educational activities.
    Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) gained 15 percent to $3.39.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 13.7 percent to $49.64. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    FRONTEO, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTEO) shares rose 11.8 percent to $20.956.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares jumped 11.1 percent to $3.38.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) rose 10.6 percent to $7.41.
    NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) shares gained 9 percent to $2.32.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) rose 7.6 percent to $24.19. Northcoast Research upgraded Kelly Services from Neutral to Buy.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares climbed 5.6 percent to $33.70. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX) gained 5.5 percent to $32.56. KeyBanc upgraded Alteryx from Sector Weight to Overweight.
    Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Monday afternoon, the industrial shares surged 1.55 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA), up 7 percent, and ADT Inc. (NYSE: ADT) up 6 percent.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (VLKAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Rosevear]

    Prosecutors in Munich, Germany, who have been investigating Volkswagen AG’s (NASDAQOTH:VLKAY) diesel-emissions cheating scandal searched the homes of Audi CEO Rupert Stadler and another member of Audi’s executive team on Monday, according to multiple reports.

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    That’s good news for the industry as a whole — ranging from Tesla to General Motors Co.  (GM) , Ford Motor Co.  (F) , Volkswagen (VLKAY) and others.

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    I drove the QX30 for a few days and it was a bit of a doozy. The thing I like the most about the QX30 is its styling. It is basically a Volkswagen (OTCPK:VLKAY) (OTCPK:VLKAF) Golf type of a hatchback, but it looks very good, especially from the rear and from the rear profile. Very similar to the Mazda 3, it looks a lot wider than it is.

  • [By ]

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

    Level 4

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

  • [By John Rosevear]

    Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) and Volkswagen AG (NASDAQOTH:VLKAY) have announced that they are “exploring a strategic alliance.”

    The two companies made clear that this isn’t a merger, and that it’s not a cross-ownership deal — their agreement doesn’t include any “equity arrangements,” as they put it in a joint announcement.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: United Technologies Corporation(UTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Case in point: United Technologies (UTX) , which posted a spectacular quarter because it’s products are in demand and the company can easily raise prices to offset rising commodity costs.

  • [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 Shane Hupp]

    IBM Retirement Fund lessened its holdings in United Technologies Co. (NYSE:UTX) by 11.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 15,909 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after selling 2,068 shares during the period. IBM Retirement Fund’s holdings in United Technologies were worth $1,989,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    In his letter to investors, Activist investor Dan Loeb’s said that his hedge fund Third Point initiated a “significant stake” in United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) in the fourth quarter of 2017, and said, “Third Point did not invest in UTC for what it is today, but for what it could become.” In a nutshell, Loeb’s investment is based on a sum-of-the-parts analysis of the company that yields a valuation of around $190 to $210 per share, compared to the current price of $124. Loeb’s view is that the best way to release the intrinsic value in the company is by breaking it up. Let’s take a look at his arguments and judge whether they are valid or not.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Park National Corp OH cut its holdings in shares of United Technologies Co. (NYSE:UTX) by 13.0% in the third quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 16,100 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after selling 2,416 shares during the quarter. Park National Corp OH’s holdings in United Technologies were worth $2,251,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Independent Bank Corporation(IBCP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Independent Bank Co.(MI) (NASDAQ:IBCP) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven brokerages that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $26.33.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Independent Bank (NASDAQ:IBCP) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

    IBCP has been the topic of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Independent Bank from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. ValuEngine raised Independent Bank from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Boenning Scattergood reissued a hold rating on shares of Independent Bank in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Hovde Group set a $26.00 price objective on Independent Bank and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Independent Bank presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $25.25.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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First Trust Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. (NASDAQ:MCRI) by 17.0% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 12,948 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,884 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP’s holdings in Monarch Casino & Resort were worth $570,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of MCRI. Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Monarch Casino & Resort in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $117,000. TD Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in Monarch Casino & Resort in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $203,000. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. acquired a new stake in Monarch Casino & Resort in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $206,000. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. grew its holdings in Monarch Casino & Resort by 39.4% in the 2nd quarter. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. now owns 4,917 shares of the company’s stock valued at $217,000 after buying an additional 1,389 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Sawgrass Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in Monarch Casino & Resort in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $257,000. 59.42% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Hot Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: United Technologies Corporation(UTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    United Technologies’ (NYSE:UTX) execution hasn’t been flawless in the last few years, but that doesn’t seem to worry leading hedge fund managers Dan Loeb and Bill Ackman. Apparently they see a value opportunity, enough to cause them to take large positions in the stock. Actually, there are three key reasons to own the stock, and they all directly relate to valuation. Let’s take a look at them.

  • [By ]

    United Technologies Corp. (UTX) said on Tuesday that it topped analyst expectations for first-quarter earnings and raised its outlook for top and bottom line results for 2018, noting strong sales at its Pratt & Whitney and UTC Aerospace units.

  • [By ]

    Case in point: United Technologies (UTX) , which posted a spectacular quarter because it’s products are in demand and the company can easily raise prices to offset rising commodity costs.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) traded up 1.50% at $130.92. The stock’s 52-week range is $109.10 to $139.24. Volume was about 15% below the daily average of around 3.9 million shares.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Boeing on June 4 announced a joint venture with French engine maker Safran to build auxiliary power units, small engines used to start the main engines on an aircraft and for supplemental power when the aircraft is on the ground. The current market for APUs is dominated by United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) and Honeywell (NYSE:HON), with UTX the sole provider of APUs on Boeing’s 787 models, and Honeywell the sole provider on the 777 and 737.

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Bill AckmanRestaurant Brands International Inc (QSR) – 20,843,919 shares, 21.65% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 14.29%Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (CMG) – 2,882,463 shares, 21.42% of the total portfolio. Lowe’s Companies Inc (LOW) – 7,715,501 shares, 12.7% of the total portfolio. New PositionMondelez International Inc (MDLZ) – 16,371,713 shares, 11.56% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 1.33%United Technologies Corp (UTX) – 4,540,615 shares, 9.78% of the total p

Hot Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Nuveen Connecticut Premium Income Municipal Fund(NTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Nuveen Connecticut Premium Income Mun Fd (NYSE:NTC) have trended very positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Nuveen Connecticut Premium Income Mun Fd earned a news sentiment score of 0.53 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the investment management company an impact score of 47.4041994466706 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Hot Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: M B T Financial Corp(MBTF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about MBT Financial (NASDAQ:MBTF) have been trending positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring 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. MBT Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.47 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9058239462965 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Hot Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sanofi(SNY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Many drugmakers market these diabetes drugs, however, Novo Nordisk’s, Eli Lilly’s, and Sanofi’s drugs are among the most widely used treatments. Each generates billions of dollars per year in sales from diabetes drugs, including insulin. The table below shows their 2017 annual results.

    Company Market Cap Total Revenue Total Net Income Diabetes-Related Revenue Change in Diabetes Revenue (YOY) 
    Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) $119 billion $17 billion $6 billion $14.7 billion 4%
    Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) $88.5 billion $22.9 billion $4.5 billion $10.1 billion 25%
    Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) $96.7 billion $41 billion $8.26 billion $5.8 billion (14%)

    Data sources: Yahoo! Finance and company annual reports. Note: 1. Novo Nordisk’s results reflect exchange rates on May 17, 2018. 2. Eli Lilly’s net income figure is adjusted net income. 3. Sanofi’s net income is business net income, a non-GAAP adjusted figure and results reflect exchange rates on May 17, 2018. YOY = year over year.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    One of these two drugs is Amgen’s (NASDAQ:AMGN) Repatha, and the other is Praluent, which was co-developed by Sanofi SA (NYSE:SNY) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN). Both drugs launched to billion-dollar blockbuster expectations, but because they’re complex biologics that are expensive to make, they cost about $14,000 per year. Their high cost, plus the fact that they’re injected rather than taken orally, may make them best suited for patients with stubbornly high cholesterol who are at the greatest risk of heart disease.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    The ability to pick winners extends beyond MS. In 2017, Biogen spun off its rare bleeding disorder segment into a separate company that Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) acquired for a whopping $11.6 billion in cash earlier this year. Biogen also reported a rare disease drug that launched at the beginning of 2017, called Spinraza, that achieved a $1.5 billion annualized run rate during its fifth quarter since earning an FDA approval.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    A population of 741 million people makes Europe a huge market for drugmakers, yet most investors avoid European healthcare stocks in their portfolios. Is that a mistake? It could be, especially when it comes to Sanofi SA (NYSE:SNY), a French biopharma giant that’s trading at a reasonable valuation and offers a market-trouncing dividend yield.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Shares of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:REGN) created a high-water mark around three and a half years ago that’s still 51% above recent prices. The drugs it outlicensed to its big pharma partner, Sanofi (NYSE:SNY), succeeded in the clinic. Unfortunately, commercial launches that take baby steps when investors expect giant leaps can pressure even a biotech’s stock price no matter how productive its discovery engine may be.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Sanofi (NASDAQ: SNY) has a PDUFA date scheduled for March 22 for Zynquista (sotagliflozin). This comes after the FDA’s Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee voted eight to eight on the question of whether the overall benefits of Zynquista outweighed the risks to support approval back in January. Sotagliflozin is an investigational oral dual SGLT1 and SGLT2 inhibitor under regulatory review as an adjunct to insulin for the treatment of adults with type 1 diabetes. Note that while the FDA is not required to follow the committee’s vote, the agency considers the committee’s recommendations when making its decision.

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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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    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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    Domestic companies with high exposure to the Chinese market are in danger due to the proposed tariffs. High technology is on the top of the sector list with Chinese exposure. Digging deeper into the high tech sector, semiconductor companies have the highest Chinese exposure.

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]

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

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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]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Telenav (TNAV)

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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.

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