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Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021

Bank stocks have taken a beating this year. Over the last six months, the Financial Sector SPDR Fund (NYSE: XLF) is down nearly 10% as volatility and global trade fears sapped investor confidence.

You see, many investors expected rising interest rates and the 2017 tax reform law to drive the financial sector to consistent highs in 2018. However, unfavorable trends in global trade and increased volatility have kept bank stocks from realizing their real profit potential.

However, that’s all about to change…

Over the last week, XLF jumped over 3% as financial giants like Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) and Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) blew away Wall Street’s estimates and delivered stellar earnings reports.

Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Patterson Companies, Inc.(PDCO)

Patterson Companies, Inc., incorporated on June 15, 1992, is a distributor serving the dental, veterinary and rehabilitation supply markets. The Company operates through three segments: dental supply, veterinary supply and rehabilitation supply. The Company serves the North American dental supply market, the United States and the United Kingdom veterinary supply market, and the across the world rehabilitation and assistive products supply market. The Company’s operating units include Patterson Dental, Patterson Veterinary and Patterson Medical.

Dental Supply

The dental supply segment provides a range of consumable dental products, clinical and laboratory equipment, and value-added services to dentists, dental laboratories, institutions and other dental healthcare providers across North America. Patterson Dental is a full-service supplier to dentists, dental laboratories, institutions and other healthcare professionals. Its dental business has operations in the United States and Canada. It provides consumable products, including x-ray film, restorative materials, hand instruments and sterilization products; basic and advanced technology dental equipment; practice management and clinical software; patient education systems, and office forms and stationery. Patterson Dental offers dental products, including approximately 105,500 stock keeping units (SKUs) of which approximately 5,700 are private-label products sold under the Patterson brand. Patterson Dental also offers services, including dental equipment installation, maintenance and repair, dental office design and equipment financing.

The Company offers consumable dental supplies, such as x-ray film and solutions; impression materials; restorative materials (composites and alloys); high and low-speed hand pieces; hand instruments; sterilization products; anesthetics; infection control products, such as protective clothing, gloves and facemasks; paper, cotton and other disposable products; toothbrushes, and denta! l accessories, including hand instruments, burs and diamonds. Patterson Dental, through Patterson Office Supplies, provides various printed office products, office filing supplies and practice management systems to office-based healthcare providers, including dental, veterinary and medical offices. The Company’s printed office products include custom printed products, insurance and billing forms, stationery, envelopes, business cards, labels, file folders, appointment books and other stock office supply products.

The Company offers dental equipment products, including radiography equipment, dental chairs, dental hand piece control units, diagnostic equipment, sterilizers, dental lights and compressors. Patterson Dental develops and markets its own lines (EagleSoft and Dolphin) of practice management and clinical software for dental professionals, including software for scheduling, billing, charting and capture/storage/retrieval of digital images. The Company offers custom hardware and networking solutions required for integrating the entire dental office. The Company offers other services to complement its software products, such as service agreements, software training, back-up services, electronic claims processing and billing statement processing. The Company also provides repair and maintenance services for all dental equipment. The Company provides dental office layout and design services using a computer-aided design (CAD) program.

Veterinary Supply

The veterinary supply segment is a distributor of veterinary supplies, primarily to companion-pet (dogs, cats and other common household pets) and equine veterinary clinics. The Company also provides products and services used for the diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of diseases in companion animals and equine across the United States and United Kingdom. Patterson Veterinary is a distributor of veterinary supplies to animal veterinarians and veterinary clinics, public and private institutions, and shelters. ! Patterson! Veterinary offers pharmaceuticals, vaccines, parasiticides, diagnostics, prescription and non-prescription diets, nutritionals, consumable supplies, equipment and software. Patterson Veterinary’s pharmaceutical products include anesthetics, analgesics, antibiotics and ophthalmics. Its biological products are consists of vaccines and injectables.

The Company’s parasiticides are used for control of external parasites (fleas, ticks, flies, mosquitoes) and internal parasites. The Company’s diagnostics product category includes consumable in-clinic tests for detecting heartworm, Lyme disease, feline leukemia and parvovirus, as well as consumable products for measuring blood chemistry, electrolyte balance and cell counts. Veterinary pet foods consist of both specialty diets and premium pet foods. Nutritional products consist of dietary supplements, vitamins, dental chews and specialty treats. Consumable supplies include lab supplies, various types and sizes of paper goods, needles and syringes, instruments, gauze and wound dressings, sutures, latex gloves, orthopedic and casting products.

The Company sells equipment for hospital, laboratory and general surgical use within the veterinary practice. Patterson Veterinary develops and markets its own line of practice management software, INTRAVET, for veterinary professionals, including software for scheduling, billing, charting, and capture, storage and retrieval of digital images. Patterson Veterinary also develops and markets its own client education software, DIA, for veterinary professionals. It develops and markets its own Web-based client communication platform, ePetHealth, providing practitioners a suite of client offerings, such as online medical records, e-Marketing tools, client education resources and a home delivery portal. The Company’s other products and services include commissions earned on agency sales, equipment repair revenues, software maintenance contract revenue, Patterson Veterinary University (PVU) revenue and fr! eight rec! overy on shipments to customers. The Company, through its subsidiary National Veterinary Services Limited, offers veterinary diagnostic laboratory services to veterinarians, including pathology, hematology, chemistry and microbiology.

Rehabilitation Supply

The rehabilitation supply segment provides a range of distributed and self-manufactured rehabilitation medical supplies and assistive products to acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation clinics, dealers and schools. Patterson Medical is a distributor of rehabilitation medical supplies and equipment. It offers distributed and self-manufactured rehabilitation products to healthcare professionals. Patterson Medical’s consumables products include orthopedic soft goods/splints, aids to daily living products, clinical products, mobility products, pediatric seating and positioning products, and modalities products. The Company’s rehabilitation equipment consists of exercise, examination, treatment, and therapy equipment and furniture. Its equipment and software products include parallel bars, treatment tables, mat platforms, treadmills and stationary bicycles.

The Company competes with AmerisourceBergen and Idexx Laboratories.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, September 19th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 12th will be given a dividend of 0.26 per share on Friday, October 26th. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.40%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 11th.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) – Research analysts at William Blair dropped their Q2 2019 earnings estimates for shares of Patterson Companies in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, August 30th. William Blair analyst J. Kreger now forecasts that the company will earn $0.34 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.41. William Blair also issued estimates for Patterson Companies’ Q3 2019 earnings at $0.38 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.31 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.36 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.41 EPS and Q4 2020 earnings at $0.43 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Patterson Companies (NASDAQ:PDCO) had its price objective decreased by Morgan Stanley from $21.00 to $19.00 in a report released on Friday. Morgan Stanley currently has an underweight rating on the stock.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Patterson Companies Inc. (NASDAQ: PDCO) traded down nearly 15% Thursday to set a new 52-week low of $20.23 after closing at $23.73 on Wednesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $40.90. Volume was nearly seven times the daily average of around 2.3 million. The company beat revenue estimates this morning but missed on profits.

Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: MEDIFAST INC(MED)

Medifast, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the production, distribution, and sale of weight management and disease management products, and other consumable health and diet products in the United States. The company?s product lines include weight and disease management, meal replacement, and vitamins. It also operates weight control centers that offer Medifast programs for weight loss and maintenance, customized patient counseling, and inbody composition analysis. The company markets its products under the Medifast and Essential brand names, including shakes, appetite suppression shakes, women?s health shakes, diabetics shakes, joint health shakes, coronary health shakes, calorie burn drinks, calorie burn flavor infusers, antioxidant shakes, antioxidant flavor infusers, bars, crunch bars, soups, chili, oatmeal, pudding, scrambled eggs, hot cocoa, cappuccino, chai latte, iced teas, fruit drinks, pretzels, puffs, brownie, pancakes, soy crisps, crackers, and omega 3 and digestive health products. Medifast Inc. sells its products through various channels of distribution comprising Web, call center, independent health advisors, medical professionals, weight loss clinics, and direct consumer marketing supported via the phone and the Web; Take Shape for Life, a physician led network of independent health coaches; and weight control centers. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Owings Mills, Maryland.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MediBloc [MED] (CURRENCY:MED) traded 11.7% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 20:00 PM ET on February 16th. MediBloc [MED] has a total market capitalization of $19.63 million and $281,103.00 worth of MediBloc [MED] was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, MediBloc [MED] has traded down 27.6% against the U.S. dollar. One MediBloc [MED] token can currently be bought for $0.0066 or 0.00000100 BTC on major exchanges including Coinrail, Bibox and Gate.io.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System raised its stake in Medifast Inc (NYSE:MED) by 12.4% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 5,781 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after buying an additional 640 shares during the period. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System’s holdings in Medifast were worth $926,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Liberty Global plc(LBTYA)

Liberty Global plc (Liberty), incorporated on January 29, 2013, is an international cable company with operations in 14 countries. The Company connects people to the digital world and enables them to discover and experience its endless possibilities. Its products are provided through next-generation networks and technology platforms that connect 27 million customers subscribing to 57 million television, broadband Internet and telephony services. In addition, the Company served five million mobile subscribers and offered WiFi service across six million access points. Its consumer brands include Virgin Media, Ziggo, Unitymedia, Telenet, UPC, VTR, and Liberty Cablevision. Its operations also include Liberty Global Business Services and Liberty Global Ventures.

The Company offers various broadband services over its cable distribution systems, including video, broadband Internet and fixed-line telephony and, in certain of its operations, the Company offers mobile services. The Company also offers triple-play, which includes services, such as digital video, Internet and fixed-line telephony in a subscription. The Company also offers video services through DIRECT TO HOME (DTH) or through multichannel multipoint (microwave) distribution systems (MMDS). Liberty Global’s consumer brands include Virgin Media, Ziggo, Unitymedia, Telenet, UPC Cablecom, UPC, VTR and in Puerto Rico, Liberty. In terms of video subscribers, the Company operates a cable network in each of Austria, Belgium, Chile, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Puerto Rico, Slovakia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Germany and Romania. The Company’s cable operations offer a range of video services, including basic and premium programming, which can be viewed on the television (TV) and in select markets, through Internet connected devices in the home and whenever there is Internet connectivity. Liberty Global also provides service offerings, such as an electronic programming guide, high definition (HD) ch! annels, digital video recorders (DVR) and HD DVR.

The Company’s service offerings also include video-on-demand (VoD) and next generation set-top boxes, such as the multimedia home gateway Horizon TV or the TiVo service offered by Virgin Media in the United Kingdom. Its services, together with DVR and HD DVR functionality, give its customers to control when they watch their programming. Liberty Global also offers pay-per-view programming on channels it distributes and through VoD. The Company also offers select programming in three-dimensional (3D) format to its customers who have three-dimensional capable televisions. The Company’s various operations offer television applications that allow access to programming on various devices, including laptops, smartphones and tablets. The Company offers basic digital television channels in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Romania, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. The Company also offers expanded channel packages and premium channels and services. The Company also offers a common interface plus (CI+) module to access its encrypted digital services. A CI+ module is a small device (credit card size) that allows customers with a CI+ enabled television set, who subscribe to, or otherwise have access to, its digital video service, to view such services without a set-top box.

The Company also offers up gradation to one of its extended digital tier services and receive various video channels, including the channels in the basic tier service. A limited number of HD channels are included in its basic tiers of service. The Company also allows digital subscribers to subscribe to one or more packages of premium channels, including additional HD channels. In digital tiers of service, the Company allows a subscriber to upgrade the standard digital device to one with DVR or HD DVR capabilities, which may be rented or purchased. The Company provides a VoD enabled set-top box for the customers who subscribe to a digital tier. The! Company ! also offers VoD services, including catch-up television, on a subscription basis or a transaction basis, depending on location and the tier of digital service selected by the subscriber. Liberty Global offers analog services in its broadband markets, except in the United Kingdom and in Puerto Rico. Subscribers to its analog video service receive 21 to 67 channels of video service. In Ireland and Slovakia, the Company offers various video channels through multichannel multipoint (microwave) distribution systems (MMDS).

The Company’s channel offerings include entertainment, sports, movies, documentaries, lifestyles, news, adult, children and ethnic and foreign channels. It also offers various premium channel packages, such as sports, family and international focus, and its VoD service provides various movies and special events. Liberty Global offers digital video services through DTH satellite in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. It offers these services through UPC DTH S.a.r.l (UPC DTH), a subsidiary of UPC Holding, which also provides these services in Romania with FocusSat Romania Srl (FocusSat). The Company offers a basic video tier of services. The Company, through its interactive services, offers Horizon TV, which is a multimedia home gateway, in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, Poland and the Czech Republic. Horizon TV is a media platform, which allows distribution of video, voice and data content in the home and multiple devices. Horizon TV has a user interface that enables customers to view channels, VoD programming and personal media content and to pause, replay and record programming. Horizon TV also integrates access to personal media content, such as photos, music and movies stored in the home network. Horizon TV also allows recording till approximately four programs simultaneously and to connect till over four devices at the same time and view different content.

The Company offers applications for various online services, such as Y! ouTube, F! acebook and Picasa. The Horizon family of products also includes an online television application for viewing on a second screen, Horizon Go, which allows video customers to view linear channels. Horizon Go also offers access to VoD and, for Horizon TV customers, the second screen devices also acts as a remote control. The Company, through Horizon Go, allows remotely scheduling the recording of a television program on the Horizon TV box at home through an iPhone operating system (iOS) or Android mobile digital device or an Internet Web browser. The Company offers digital video experiences through the TiVo platform in the United Kingdom. The TiVo boxes provide converged television and broadband Internet capabilities. The Company also offers MyPrime, which is a subscription VoD offering. MyPrime offers customers streaming access to a library of on-demand content. Liberty Global offers various ranges of broadband Internet service in its broadband communications market. Its service includes download speeds ranging from less than one megabit per second (Mbps) to an ultra high-speed Internet service of 500 Mbps in Hungary and Romania. Its Internet service includes e-mail, address book and parental controls. The Company also offers broadband services through its operations, which include security, such as anti-virus and spam protection, and online storage and Web spaces. The Company also offers mobile broadband services.

The Company’s residential subscribers access the Internet through cable modems connected to their Internet capable devices, including personal computers, at various speeds depending on the range of service selected. The Company offers a community wireless fidelity (WiFi) in the home (Community WiFi). The Company offers Community WiFi under the brand Wi-Free in Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Romania, and as WifiSpots in the Netherlands. The Company has approximately 6.1 million access points in its European footprint. The Company offer! s telepho! ny services through its voice-over-Internet-protocol (VoIP) technology in its broadband communication markets. In the United Kingdom, Chile and Hungary, the Company also provides circuit-switched fixed-line telephony services. The Company allows selecting its fixed-line telephony service in its various tiers and in combination with one or more of its other services. The Company’s fixed-line telephony service includes a fixed-line telephony product for line rental and various calling plans, which consist of unlimited network, national or international calling, off-peak calling and minute packages, including calls to fixed and mobile phones. It also offers value added services, such as a personal call manager, unified messaging and a second or third phone line. The Company also offers a phone application that allows its fixed-line telephony customers with smartphones to use their fixed-line call packages.

Liberty Global offers mobile services, both data and voice, as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Austria, Chile and Hungary. In the United Kingdom and Germany, it provides mobile telephony as light MVNOs. In these countries, the Company leases the core network, as well as the radio access network from a mobile network operator. The Company offers its mobile services in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Austria, Hungary and Chile. In the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland, the Company offers its mobile services to its customers who subscribe to at least one of its other products, such as video, broadband Internet or fixed-line telephony. The Company’s mobile services include voice, short message service (SMS) and Internet or data access. The Company offers calling service, both within and out of network, with a charge or under a postpaid monthly service plan. The Company’s mobile services are primarily on a postpaid basis with customers subscribing to services for periods ranging from activation for a SIM! -only con! tract to till approximately 24 months. In Belgium, the Company offers postpaid service without a minimum contract term. In the United Kingdom, it also offers a prepaid service, where the customers pay in advance for a pre-determined amount of airtime or data and generally have no minimum contract term.

European Operations Division

The Company’s European Operations Division operates a cable network in the United Kingdom under the Virgin Media brand and cable, and MMDS networks in Ireland under the UPC brand (UPC Ireland). Both Virgin Media’s and UPC Ireland’s video services include a range of digital interactive services, including VoD and a range of premium subscription-based and pay-per-view services. United Kingdom Virgin Media offers triple-play services consisting of video, Internet and fixed-line telephony in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Virgin Media also offers quadruple-play services that include mobile voice and data services as an MVNO through an arrangement with a mobile communications provider. The Company’s Virgin Media also offers an Internet streaming video service, Virgin TV Anywhere, which allows its video customers to stream approximately 117 real-time video channels and watch VoD content in the United Kingdom. Virgin Media also offers the multimedia home gateway TiVo to its digital video customers. The Company offers recording of over three programs simultaneously when watching an existing recording. TiVo customers can also access television channels and manage their TiVo box with a laptop, smartphone or tablet. When in the home, these devices also act as a remote control for TiVo. It also offers a TiVo app for the Netflix video service that allows approximately five individual profiles on a single account.

The Company’s Virgin Media offers its subscribers premium digital channels from Sky plc (Sky) and premium BT Sport channels. Virgin Media subscribers receive these channels through a smart card on Virgin Media’s ne! twork as ! part of Virgin Media’s services or for an incremental subscription fee. The Company also allows Virgin Media subscribers using TiVo to access Internet programming services and a Eurosport application. Virgin Media also offers mobile services and allows its customers accessing a network of public WiFi hotspots, including in the London underground train (Tube) stations. The Company’s UPC Ireland offers its digital subscribers various premium channels, such as sports, movies, adult, ethnic and kids. UPC Ireland’s services include Horizon TV and. It also offers Horizon Go, giving access to linear channels and VoD programming. UPC Ireland provides broadband Internet download speed till approximately 240 Mbps. Liberty Global’s Unitymedia KabelBW offers its subscribers premium video channels from Sky Deutschland. It offers VoD to its digital video service on a pay-per-view basis and includes HD and 3D content. Unitymedia KabelBW also offers Horizon Go, which allows accessing to over 100 linear channels of which 13 channels and VoD programming are accessed remotely. The Company’s operations of the European Operations Division in the Netherlands are conducted by Ziggo under the Ziggo brand. Ziggo’s operations cover regional areas, including Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Maastricht.

LiLAC Division

The Company’s operations attributed to the LiLAC Group are located in Chile and Puerto Rico, where it offers a range of broadband services over its cable distribution systems, mobile services in Chile. The Company’s broadband distribution business and mobile services in Chile are conducted through subsidiary, VTR. The Company’s broadband telecommunications service in Puerto Rico is conducted through its subsidiary, Liberty Puerto Rico. VTR offers triple-play services consisting of video, broadband Internet and fixed-line telephony services in over 30 communities within Santiago and 40 communities outside Santiago, including Chile’s cities, such as Iquique, Antofaga! sta, Conc! epcion, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso and Rancagua, and other cities across Chile. VTR obtains programming from the United States, Europe, Argentina and Mexico. VTR also carries domestic Chilean cable programming, which includes local events, such as football (soccer) matches and regional content. VTR offers a range of digital video services, including basic and premium packages. All digital video services are encrypted and require a set-top box provided by VTR. The premium channels include movies, sports, international and adult channels. VoD services, including catch-up television, are available on a subscription or a transaction basis, depending on location. VoD services include over 3,900 titles of on-demand content, including multi-screen features.

The Company competes with Sky, BT, Digi TV, Deutsche Telekom, M7 Group SA, DirecTV, Dish Network Corporation, TalkTalk Telecom Group plc (TalkTalk), Entel PCS Telecommunications SA, Everything Everywhere Limited, Vodafone Germany, Telefonica Germany Holding AG, Movistar, Claro, Orange Poland and Vectra S.A., Sunrise Communications AG, Telekom Austria, Swisscom, Proximus NV/SA, KPN, Tele2 Netherlands Holding N.V., United Internet AG, France Telecom S.A, Vodafone Ireland and Eircom Limited.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp lowered its stake in Liberty Global PLC Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) by 21.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 84,000 shares of the company’s stock after selling 22,641 shares during the quarter. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp’s holdings in Liberty Global PLC Class A were worth $2,313,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    UBS Group upgraded shares of Liberty Global PLC Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Friday morning, www.benzinga.com reports. They currently have $33.50 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $37.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Liberty Global PLC Class A (NASDAQ:LBTYA) by 37.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 515,191 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 139,156 shares during the quarter. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Liberty Global PLC Class A were worth $14,188,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.(SCHN)

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. recycles ferrous and nonferrous scrap metals; and manufactures finished steel products worldwide. It operates through two segments, Auto and Metals Recycling (AMR) and Steel Manufacturing Business (SMB). The AMR segment buys, collects, processes, recycles, sells, and brokers scrap metals, as well as processes mixed and large pieces of scrap metal into smaller pieces by crushing, torching, shearing, shredding, and sorting. This segment offers ferrous scrap metal, a feedstock used in the production of finished steel products; and nonferrous products, including aluminum, copper, stainless steel, nickel, brass, titanium, lead, high temperature alloys, and joint products. It sells ferrous and nonferrous recycled metal products to steel mills, foundries, and smelters. This segment also procures salvaged vehicles and sells serviceable used auto parts from these vehicles through its 55 self-service auto parts stores in the United States and Western Canada, as well as sells auto bodies and parts containing ferrous and nonferrous materials, such as engines, transmissions, and alternators to wholesalers. The SMB segment produces various finished steel products using recycled metal and other raw materials. It offers semi-finished goods, which include billets; and finished goods consisting of rebar, coiled rebar, wire rods, merchant bars, and other specialty products. This segment serves steel service centers, construction industry subcontractors, steel fabricators, wire drawers, and farm and wood products suppliers. Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Royce & Associates LP lessened its position in Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCHN) by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 292,391 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 4,400 shares during the quarter. Royce & Associates LP’s holdings in Schnitzer Steel Industries were worth $9,854,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. lifted its position in shares of Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCHN) by 149.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 60,730 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 36,390 shares during the quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. owned about 0.23% of Schnitzer Steel Industries worth $2,047,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Performing Stocks To Invest In 2021: Energy Fuels Inc(UUUU)

Energy Fuels Inc. was incorporated on June 24, 1987 in the Province of Alberta under the name “368408 Alberta Inc.” In October 1987, 368408 Alberta Inc. changed its name to “Trevco Oil & Gas Ltd.” In May 1990, Trevco Oil & Gas Ltd. changed its name to “Trev Corp.” In August 1994, Trev Corp. changed its name to “Orogrande Resources Inc.” In April 2001 Orogrande Resources Inc. changed its name to “Volcanic Metals Exploration Inc.” On September 2, 2005, the Company was continued under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario). On March 26, 2006, Volcanic Metals Exploration Inc. acquired 100% of the outstanding shares of “Energy Fuels Resources Corporation.” On May 26, 2006, Volcanic Metals Exploration Inc. changed its name to “Energy Fuels Inc.” On November 5, 2013, the Company amended its Articles to consolidate its issued and outstanding common shares on the basis of one post-consolidation common share for every 50 pre-consolidation Common Shares.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energy Fuels (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR)’s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at HC Wainwright in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. They presently have a $4.25 price objective on the basic materials company’s stock. HC Wainwright’s target price points to a potential upside of 58.58% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energy Fuels Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,265,513 shares, an increase of 19.6% from the May 31st total of 1,893,582 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 589,166 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.8 days. Approximately 3.3% of the shares of the stock are short sold.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Old West Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in Energy Fuels Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm purchased 578,496 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,003,000.

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So for this episode, David sits down with Amor Towle, author of one of his recent favorites, the enchanting A Gentleman in Moscow. It will be a wide-ranging discussion on the craft of writing, the art of story, the value of setting restrictions on where your creativity can take you, and more. Whether you’ve read Towle’s novel or not — if not, you may want to snag it for some late-summer beach reading — you should enjoy their talk.

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Hot Stocks To Invest In 2019: Theravance Biopharma, Inc.(TBPH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Old West Investment Management LLC trimmed its position in Theravance Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:TBPH) by 4.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 109,320 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 4,542 shares during the period. Theravance Biopharma accounts for approximately 1.5% of Old West Investment Management LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 25th biggest holding. Old West Investment Management LLC owned about 0.20% of Theravance Biopharma worth $2,651,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Theravance Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ:TBPH) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $41.33.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Theravance Biopharma Inc. (NASDAQ: TBPH) is expected to report data from its Phase 2a study in patients with symptomatic neurogenic orthostatic hypotension by end of July 2018. Specifically, this data is in regards to its TD-9855 (norepinephrine serotonin reuptake inhibitor).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Theravance Biopharma (NASDAQ: TBPH) and Synlogic (NASDAQ:SYBX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

Hot Stocks To Invest In 2019: DNB Financial Corp(DNBF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ: DNBF) and DNB Financial Corp Common Stock (NASDAQ:DNBF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on DNB Financial Corp Common Stock (DNBF)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    First Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ: DNBF) and DNB Financial Corp Common Stock (NASDAQ:DNBF) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    DNB Financial Corp Common Stock (NASDAQ:DNBF) EVP Bruce E. Moroney sold 4,712 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.93, for a total transaction of $169,302.16. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 16,502 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $592,916.86. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about DNB Financial (NASDAQ:DNBF) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. DNB Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.919917781005 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Hot Stocks To Invest In 2019: Energy Fuels Inc(UUUU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energy Fuels (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) shares saw an uptick in trading volume on Monday . 1,091,365 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 300% from the previous session’s volume of 272,846 shares.The stock last traded at $2.09 and had previously closed at $2.04.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Energy Fuels (UUUU)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energy Fuels (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at HC Wainwright in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. They presently have a $4.25 price objective on the basic materials company’s stock. HC Wainwright’s target price points to a potential upside of 58.58% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Old West Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in Energy Fuels Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm purchased 578,496 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,003,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energy Fuels Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,265,513 shares, an increase of 19.6% from the May 31st total of 1,893,582 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 589,166 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.8 days. Approximately 3.3% of the shares of the stock are short sold.

Best Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now

Whether they admit it or not, everyone needs to de-stress and recharge occasionally.

For CEOs and other high-level executives, that can mean spending a few days at a retreat that caters to their physical, mental and emotional well-being.

The getaways range from the seriously luxurious to the rugged and soul-baring. And in many cases, an executive’s company may foot the bill.

Getting a full work-up, workout or both

For CEOs, an annual getaway may even be included in their contract.

“These senior leaders are looked at as assets, so you want to make sure that asset is healthy,” said Dr. Richard Carmona, a former U.S. surgeon general who is now the chief of health innovation at Canyon Ranch.

Canyon Ranch offers a four-day executive health program at its branches in Lenox, Massachusetts, and Tucson, Arizona.

The program offers an integrative health experience, including a battery of medical tests and consultations with doctors along with other physical or mental health specialists —- from exercise physiologists and nutritionists to psychologists and bodywork therapists.

Best Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: LG Display Co., Ltd.(LPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    If you’re looking to invest in an individual company to get exposure to the display panel industry, two names that might have appeared on your radar are Universal Display (NASDAQ:OLED) and LG Display (NYSE:LPL). Although both of these companies will get you that exposure, their business models are radically different.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on LG Display (LPL)

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  • [By Steve Symington]

    The same sources noted that if Apple ultimately opts to launch more than three iPhone models in 2019, it may be forced to continue using LCD displays in at least one model because of manufacturing bottlenecks. But assuming Apple moves forward with its OLED-centric plans, it’s likely it will continue sourcing OLED panels from Samsung Display — which currently serves as Apple’s sole OLED display provider — while enlisting LG Display (NYSE:LPL) as a secondary supplier.

  • [By Danny Vena, Anders Bylund, and Nicholas Rossolillo]

    With a multitude of midsized businesses in the investing universe to choose from, we asked three Motley Fool investors to choose mid-cap stocks they believe have the best immediate prospects. Read on to find out why they chose LG Display (NYSE:LPL), Universal Display (NASDAQ:OLED), and The Trade Desk (NASDAQ:TTD).

Best Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Jagged Peak Energy Inc. (JAG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Jagged Peak Energy (JAG)

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    JAGGED PEAK ENERGY INC. (NYSE:JAG) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 11, 2018 11:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Jagged Peak Energy (NYSE:JAG) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Friday morning.

    A number of other brokerages have also issued reports on JAG. BMO Capital Markets set a $16.00 price objective on Jagged Peak Energy and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Sunday, August 12th. Credit Suisse Group increased their price objective on Jagged Peak Energy from $15.00 to $16.00 and gave the stock a neutral rating in a report on Friday, August 10th. Jefferies Financial Group set a $13.00 price objective on Jagged Peak Energy and gave the stock a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, July 18th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on Jagged Peak Energy from $18.00 to $19.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Friday, August 10th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased their price objective on Jagged Peak Energy from $17.00 to $15.00 and set an overweight rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, May 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $16.17.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion.
    Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.65 billion.
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    Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $210.01 million.
    TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $198.62 million.
    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE: RBA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $153.87 million.
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Best Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Universal Health Services, Inc.(UHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (UHS)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TheStreet cut shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (NYSE:UHS) from a b rating to a c+ rating in a research note published on Friday morning.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

     An aging baby boomer population is set to boost results at HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) and Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS) for years to come. But is it better to own physical assets, like real estate investment trust HCP, or run them, like health facility operator Universal? In the end, these two companies are very similar but also differ in many ways. Here’s what you need to know to pick the one that’s right for you.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (NYSE:UHS) by 130.4% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 53,657 shares of the health services provider’s stock after buying an additional 30,365 shares during the quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. owned approximately 0.06% of Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B worth $6,353,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp lifted its stake in shares of Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B (NYSE:UHS) by 4.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 34,800 shares of the health services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,400 shares during the quarter. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp’s holdings in Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B were worth $3,878,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Energy Fuels Inc(UUUU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energy Fuels (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) shares saw an uptick in trading volume on Monday . 1,091,365 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 300% from the previous session’s volume of 272,846 shares.The stock last traded at $2.09 and had previously closed at $2.04.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energy Fuels Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,265,513 shares, an increase of 19.6% from the May 31st total of 1,893,582 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 589,166 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.8 days. Approximately 3.3% of the shares of the stock are short sold.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Old West Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in Energy Fuels Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm purchased 578,496 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,003,000.

Best Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now: Sunoco Logistics Partners LP(SXL)

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Shares of Louisiana-Pacific (NYSE:LPX) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the twelve research firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $33.00.

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on LPX. Zacks Investment Research lowered Louisiana-Pacific from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday. ValuEngine lowered Louisiana-Pacific from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 2nd. DA Davidson raised Louisiana-Pacific from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 8th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a $27.00 target price on shares of Louisiana-Pacific in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 target price on shares of Louisiana-Pacific in a research report on Tuesday, April 3rd.

Hot Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Shell Midstream Partners, L.P.(SHLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Many of the best dividend growth stocks give their investors a raise each year. However, some companies take that to another level by handing their investors more money every single quarter. Three companies with a history of putting more money into their investors’ pockets every three months are Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE:SHLX), Western Gas Partners (NYSE:WES), and Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP).

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Most investors have probably heard of energy giants Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A) (NYSE:RDS-B), Dominion Energy (NYSE:D), and TransCanada (NYSE:TRP). Fewer, however, are likely familiar with their publicly traded master limited partnerships (MLPs): Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE:SHLX), Dominion Energy Midstream Partners (NYSE:DM), and TC Pipelines (NYSE:TCP). That might be a good thing, as the market has beaten up the latter trio this year, sending their valuations south.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    There’s an interesting dichotomy here, however. Crestwood was looking to stay financially disciplined, but it also needed to invest to grow. Doing both at the same time is difficult, which is why it partnered up with Con Ed in the Marcellus region, Shell Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:SHLX) and First Reserve in the Delaware Basin, and Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) in the Powder River basin. These agreements allow Crestwood to keep expanding its business without having to foot the entire bill for the investments.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Hot Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Energy Fuels Inc(UUUU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energy Fuels Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,265,513 shares, an increase of 19.6% from the May 31st total of 1,893,582 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 589,166 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.8 days. Approximately 3.3% of the shares of the stock are short sold.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energy Fuels (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) shares saw an uptick in trading volume on Monday . 1,091,365 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 300% from the previous session’s volume of 272,846 shares.The stock last traded at $2.09 and had previously closed at $2.04.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Old West Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in Energy Fuels Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm purchased 578,496 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,003,000.

Hot Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Eaton Vance Floating Rate Income Trust(EFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Relative Value Partners Group LLC grew its holdings in Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Income Trust (NYSE:EFT) by 11.0% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 799,864 shares of the investment management company’s stock after purchasing an additional 79,578 shares during the period. Relative Value Partners Group LLC’s holdings in Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Income Trust were worth $11,958,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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The $475,000 price tag on Novartis AG’s latest breakthrough cancer therapy came under fire from one of the biggest managers of drug costs in the United States, underscoring the challenges the Swiss drugmaker will face in promoting the potential blockbuster.

The cost of the leukemia treatment, called Kymriah, is “dramatically higher” than other such complex treatments, and the health care system isn’t ready to pay for it, Steve Miller, chief medical officer at Express Scripts Holding Co., said Thursday in a blog post on his company’s website. Gene therapies like Novartis’s are targeted at a small number of patients and typically used just once, meaning that drug companies have limited chances to recoup their investment.

“Therein lies the challenge,” Miller wrote. “We need a new payment model.”

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Aqua America, Inc.(WTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Connecticut Water Service (NASDAQ: CTWS) and Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. reduced its stake in shares of Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) by 7.1% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 95,640 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 7,290 shares during the quarter. Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co.’s holdings in Aqua America were worth $3,257,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Friday.

    Several other analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Aqua America from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $41.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, January 15th. Wells Fargo downgraded shares of Aqua America from an outperform rating to a market perform rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $43.00 to $37.00 in a research report on Monday, February 26th. UBS began coverage on shares of Aqua America in a research report on Thursday, March 8th. They set a neutral rating and a $36.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Boenning Scattergood restated a neutral rating on shares of Aqua America in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $38.29.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Aqua America (NYSE: WTR) and SJW Group (NYSE:SJW) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

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    Aqua America (WTR) : “This is not the stock for a hot economy, even though this is a well-run company.”

    Mueller Water Products (MWA) : “This is not the time to buy. I don’t like the numbers.”

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: HealthEquity, Inc.(HQY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    For example, I used finvizin the recent past to find a dynamic growth company called HealthEquity (NASDAQ:HQY). I quickly learned that HealthEquity’s revenue and earnings have compounded at 38% and 57%, respectively, over the last five years. Those numbers convinced me to dig deeper and I soon became so excited about the company’s prospects that I purchased shares for myself right away.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Swiss National Bank grew its holdings in HealthEquity (NASDAQ:HQY) by 3.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 88,800 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,900 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank owned approximately 0.15% of HealthEquity worth $5,376,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    So where am I going to invest my capital? While I’m still refining my list, here are seven stocks that I currently own that I’m strongly considering adding to:

    Hubspot (NYSE: HUBS) — A software-as-a-service provider that is pioneering the shift toward “inbound” marketing. HealthEquity (NASDAQ: HQY) — A fast-growing company focused on Health Savings Accounts that boasts three sources of recurring revenue. Axon Enterprise (NASDAQ: AAXN) — The leading provider ofTaser stun guns, law enforcement body cameras, and evidence-management software. Paycom Software (NYSE: PAYC) — A founder-ledpayroll-processor company that is gobbling up market share. Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE)– The company’s push to the cloud is drivingdouble-digitgains in revenue and profits. AppFolio (NASDAQ: APPF) — Asoftware-as-a-service provider focused on servicing business owners in severalniche markets. BlackLine (NASDAQ: BL) — A software company that is attempting to bring the accounting process into the 21st century.

    All seven of these businesses are poised to deliver double-digit organic revenue and profit growth over the next five years. That’s a prospect I find quite enticing, and I think the odds are very favorable that they’ll outperform Apple as a group from here.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of HealthEquity (NASDAQ:HQY) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report report published on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Healthequity Inc (NASDAQ:HQY) – Research analysts at Barrington Research issued their Q2 2019 EPS estimates for shares of Healthequity in a report issued on Tuesday, June 5th. Barrington Research analyst A. Paris. Jr expects that the company will post earnings per share of $0.20 for the quarter. Barrington Research currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $85.00 target price on the stock. Barrington Research also issued estimates for Healthequity’s FY2019 earnings at $0.70 EPS.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Genesis Energy, L.P.(GEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Stifel Financial Corp cut its stake in shares of Genesis Energy, L.P. common stock (NYSE:GEL) by 1.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 450,749 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 7,788 shares during the quarter. Stifel Financial Corp owned about 0.37% of Genesis Energy, L.P. common stock worth $8,884,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Genesis Energy, L.P. common stock (GEL)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Blair William & Co. IL cut its stake in Genesis Energy, L.P. common stock (NYSE:GEL) by 21.6% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 55,817 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 15,409 shares during the period. Blair William & Co. IL’s holdings in Genesis Energy, L.P. common stock were worth $1,100,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Compass Diversified Holdings(CODI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Schroder Investment Management Group grew its stake in Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE:CODI) by 3.2% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 1,097,576 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 33,776 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group owned approximately 1.83% of Compass Diversified worth $18,000,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Inogen, Inc(INGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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    Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price target on Inogen from $150.00 to $180.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 1st. Leerink Swann restated an “outperform” rating and set a $170.00 price target (up from $150.00) on shares of Inogen in a research report on Tuesday, May 1st. ValuEngine upgraded Inogen from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Inogen from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $131.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Inogen from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and three have issued a strong buy rating to the company. Inogen has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $178.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Inogen Inc (NASDAQ:INGN) Director Ray Benjamin M. Anderson sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $184.88, for a total value of $184,880.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 1,989 shares in the company, valued at $367,726.32. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rock Springs Capital Management LP lifted its stake in shares of Inogen Inc (NASDAQ:INGN) by 38.1% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 110,500 shares of the medical technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 30,500 shares during the quarter. Rock Springs Capital Management LP owned 0.52% of Inogen worth $13,574,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Inogen Inc (NASDAQ:INGN) EVP Byron Myers sold 1,846 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $190.04, for a total transaction of $350,813.84. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 39,121 shares in the company, valued at $7,434,554.84. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: RELX N.V.(RENX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: American Financial Group, Inc.(AFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog 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. American Financial Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.840441381164 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Westpac Banking Corp increased its stake in shares of American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG) by 10.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 7,403 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 709 shares during the quarter. Westpac Banking Corp’s holdings in American Financial Group were worth $831,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: OneMain Holdings, Inc.(OMF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rhumbline Advisers boosted its position in shares of OneMain Holdings Inc (NYSE:OMF) by 18.8% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 59,772 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 9,479 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers’ holdings in OneMain were worth $1,790,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    OneMain (NYSE: OMF) and Provident Financial (OTCMKTS:FPLPY) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In a sea of red, small-cap biotech stocks stood strong during Wednesdays trading session. The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE:XBI) finished the day higher by more than 1.25% while the Nasdaq Composite was stuck in the red. XBIs comeback rally that began to materialize just before Christmas is now threatening to break out to new highs.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    But the biotech sector crushed the market, with the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE: XBI) returning a market-beating 43.36% in 2017, nearly double the broader S&P 500.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Technology was the weakest sector, with biotech and semiconductor stocks in particular having a tough day. TheSPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEMKT:XBI) tumbled 3.2% and theiShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) lost 2.4%.

  • [By ]

    More importantly, the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE:XBI) has proven resilient during the volatility spike and selloff.

    In fact, XBI never closed significantly below its 50-day moving average as investors dumped stocks. That turned out to be a huge tell

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Energy Fuels Inc(UUUU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Old West Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in Energy Fuels Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm purchased 578,496 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,003,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energy Fuels (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) shares saw an uptick in trading volume on Monday . 1,091,365 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 300% from the previous session’s volume of 272,846 shares.The stock last traded at $2.09 and had previously closed at $2.04.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energy Fuels Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:UUUU) (TSE:EFR) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,265,513 shares, an increase of 19.6% from the May 31st total of 1,893,582 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 589,166 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.8 days. Approximately 3.3% of the shares of the stock are short sold.