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Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2021

Egg Harbor Township, NJ, based Investment company Hanlon Investment Management, Inc. buys SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond, iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond, SPDR MidCap Trust Series I, SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap ETF (based on S&P SmallCap , SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond, PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporat Bond Index Exch, sells SPDR Select Sector Fund – Financial, PowerShares Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt Portfo, SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Convertible Securities, SPDR Select Sector Fund – Technology, SPDR Select Sector Fund – Health Care during the 3-months ended 2017-09-30, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Hanlon Investment Management, Inc.. As of 2017-09-30, Hanlon Investment Management, Inc. owns 16 stocks with a total value of $37 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: JNK, MDY, SLY, SJNK, HYS, Added Positions: HYG, Reduced Positions: XLF, CWB, XLK, XLV, XLY, XLI, XLP, XLU, XLRE, XLB, Sold Out: PCY, SPY, QQQ, VNQ, IWO, IJK, VWO, IJJ, VEA, IWN,

For the details of Hanlon Investment Management, Inc.’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Hanlon+Investment+Management%2C+Inc.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2021: DigitalGlobe, Inc(DGI)

DigitalGlobe is a leading global provider of high-resolution Earth-imagery products and services sourced from our own advanced satellite constellation and third-party providers. Our imagery solutions support a wide variety of users in defense and intelligence, civil agencies, mapping and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, Internet portals, and navigation technology. Each day users depend on us to better understand our changing planet in order to save lives, resources and time.

We were originally incorporated as EarthWatch on September 30, 1993 under the laws of the State of Colorado and reincorporated in the State of Delaware on August 21, 1995. On August 22, 2002, we changed our name to DigitalGlobe, Inc. Our common stock has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) and traded under the symbol “DGI” since our initial public offering in May 2009.   Advisors’ Opinion:

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2021: Optical Cable Corporation(OCC)

Optical Cable Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells fiber optic and copper data communications cabling and connectivity solutions for the enterprise market in the United States and internationally. The company provides fiber optic cables for high bandwidth transmission of data, video, and voice communications; and copper datacom cables, including unshielded and shielded twisted pair. It also offers fiber optic connectivity products, including fiber optic wall mounts, cabinet mount and rack mount enclosures, pre-terminated fiber optic enclosures, fiber optic connectors, splice trays, fiber optic jumpers, plug and play cassette modules, pre-terminated fiber optic cable assemblies, adapters, and accessories. In addition, the company provides copper connectivity products comprising category compliant patch panels, jacks, plugs, patch cords, faceplates, surface mounted boxes, distribution and multi-media boxes, copper rack mount and wall mount enclosures, cable assemblies, cable organizers, and other wiring products for datacenter, telecommunications closet, equipment room, and workstation applications. Further, it offers network, data storage, and telecommunications management systems, such as data cabinets, wall-mount enclosures, cable management systems, and open frame relay racks for commercial and residential use; and datacom wiring products, such as various enclosures, modules, and modular outlets for single dwelling and multiple dwelling residential uses. Additionally, the company provides applied interconnect systems, which include specialty fiber optic connectors and connectivity components, ruggedized copper datacom connectors, and related systems and solutions for military and harsh environment applications. It sells its products to distributors, original equipment manufacturers, value-added resellers, and end-users. Optical Cable Corporation was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about Optical Cable (NASDAQ:OCC) has trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Optical Cable earned a coverage optimism score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 46.3231627277527 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Octoin Coin (CURRENCY:OCC) traded up 7% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 8:00 AM ET on June 28th. One Octoin Coin coin can currently be purchased for $0.32 or 0.00005167 BTC on exchanges including Exrates and YoBit. During the last week, Octoin Coin has traded 17% lower against the US dollar. Octoin Coin has a market capitalization of $131,298.00 and $1.10 million worth of Octoin Coin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Optical Cable Co. (NASDAQ:OCC) Chairman Neil D. Wilkin, Jr. sold 10,000 shares of Optical Cable stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.50, for a total transaction of $35,000.00. Following the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 1,074,405 shares in the company, valued at $3,760,417.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2021: Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.(VNDA)

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc., incorporated on November 13, 2002, is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) disorders. The Company’s product portfolio includes HETLIOZ (tasimelteon), Fanapt (iloperidone), Tradipitant (VLY-686), Trichostatin A and AQW051.

HETLIOZ

The Company offers HETLIOZ (tasimelteon) for the treatment of Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder (Non-24). HETLIOZ is a melatonin agonist of the human MT1 and MT2 receptors, with specificity for MT2. HETLIOZ has utility in a range of circadian rhythm disorders, and is in in clinical development for the treatment of Jet Lag Disorder and Smith-Magenis Syndrome (SMS).

Fanapt

The Company offers Fanapt (iloperidone) for the treatment of schizophrenia. Additionally, its distribution partners launched Fanapt in Israel and Mexico.

Tradipitant

Tradipitant (VLY-686) is a small molecule neurokinin-1 receptor (NK-1R) antagonist, which is in clinical development for the treatment of chronic pruritus in atopic dermatitis. NK-1R antagonists have been evaluated in a range of indications, including chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV), alcohol dependence, anxiety, depression and pruritus.

Trichostatin A

Trichostatin A is a small molecule histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor. It has a potential use as a treatment for several oncology indications.

AQW051

AQW051 is a Phase II alpha-7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor partial agonist. It is indicated for the treatment of CNS Disorders.

The Company competes with Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company Limited, Sanofi, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc., Pfizer Inc., Pernix Therapeutics, Merck & Co., Inc., Servier, Neurim Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, In! c., Eli Lilly and Company, AstraZeneca PLC, BMS/Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc., Lundbeck/Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc., Actavis plc, Otsuka Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Alkermes, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VNDA) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Saturday.

    Several other brokerages have also commented on VNDA. Oppenheimer dropped their price target on shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals from $29.00 to $21.00 in a research report on Thursday, February 14th. Jefferies Financial Group upped their price target on shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals from $30.00 to $40.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 4th. Cantor Fitzgerald raised shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals from a neutral rating to an overweight rating and set a $43.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, December 4th. Citigroup upped their price target on shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals from $31.00 to $47.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Friday, December 7th. Finally, CIBC reaffirmed a market perform rating on shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Tuesday, December 11th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $34.75.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Vanda Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VNDA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 13th. The biopharmaceutical company reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.03) by $0.22. Vanda Pharmaceuticals had a return on equity of 9.80% and a net margin of 13.05%. The business had revenue of $53.04 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $51.56 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned ($0.04) earnings per share. Vanda Pharmaceuticals’s revenue for the quarter was up 19.8% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts anticipate that Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. will post 0.22 earnings per share for the current year.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of lithium producer Livent (NYSE:LTHM) and newly profitable Vanda Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VNDA) have underperformed the broader stock market in recent months. The former has been handicapped by the fact that its parent company, FMC, owned 84% of outstanding shares long after it went public. That significantly limited its financial flexibility and ability to court large institutional investors. The latter announced it’s suing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration because, you know, that always works.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2021: RAIT Financial Trust(RAS)

We are a multi-strategy commercial real estate company that is a self-managed and self-advised Maryland real estate investment trust, or REIT. We utilize our vertically integrated platform to originate commercial real estate loans, acquire commercial real estate properties and invest in, manage and service commercial real estate assets. We offer a comprehensive set of debt financing options to the commercial real estate industry and provide asset and property management services. We also own and manage a portfolio of commercial real estate properties and manage real estate assets for third parties. We were formed in August 1997 and commenced operations in January 1998.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    RAIT Financial Trust (NYSE:RAS) will announce its earnings results before the market opens on Wednesday, May 23rd. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.21 per share for the quarter.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2021: LivePerson Inc.(LPSN)

LivePerson, Inc. provides online engagement solutions that facilitate real-time assistance and expert advice in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. The company facilitates real-time online interactions, such as chat, voice/click-to-call, email, and self-service/knowledgebase for corporations of various sizes; and connects businesses and independent service providers with individual consumers seeking help on its hosted software platform. Its products and services comprise LP Chat that creates real-time connections for businesses to connect with consumers through Websites, social media, and mobile devices; LP Voice, which provides customers a connection between a Website and the voice channel to engage prospects and consumers online; and LivePerson Expert Platform, a marketplace platform that allows users to chat live with independent experts in various categories. The company?s products and services also include LP Marketer that o ffers a real-time data-driven targeting solution that delivers personalized digital user experiences; and LP Insights, which provide customers with a text analytics tool that enables them to data mine for ?Voice of the Customer? and ?Voice of the Agent? content. In addition, it offers provides professional services and value-added business consulting services. The company sells its products through direct and indirect sales channels to small and mid-sized businesses, Internet businesses, online merchants, universities, libraries, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations, as well as to financial, retail, telecommunications, technology, and travel/hospitality industries. LivePerson, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP]

    In the latest installment of our Between Two Fools interview series, Industry Focus: Financials host Jason Moser sits down with LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN) CEO Rob LoCascio.

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    Sitting right in the middle of this esteemed group, LivePerson (Nasdaq: LPSN), a technology company transforming the way customers communicate with brands (and vice versa), is trading not only near its 52-week high but also near its all-time highs. And since I added the stock to our Game-Changing Stocks portfolio on December 21, and we’re already up more than 60%.

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN) stock gained 19.1% in February, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The online customer service company’s shares saw positive momentum early in the month thanks to bullish trends for the broader market, and gains accelerated following its fourth-quarter earnings release and some encouraging guidance.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    In other LivePerson news, CEO Robert P. Locascio sold 45,837 shares of LivePerson stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.06, for a total value of $827,816.22. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 266,997 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,821,965.82. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Robert P. Locascio sold 3,405 shares of LivePerson stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.82, for a total value of $64,082.10. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 312,834 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,887,535.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 52,472 shares of company stock valued at $953,572. 11.50% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019

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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: United Financial Bancorp Inc.(UBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    New York Community Bank (NYSE: NYCB) and United Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:UBNK) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    United Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:UBNK) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The bank reported $0.31 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.01, Bloomberg Earnings reports. United Financial Bancorp had a return on equity of 8.59% and a net margin of 20.33%.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Hennessy Advisors Inc. cut its holdings in United Financial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:UBNK) by 4.1% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 235,000 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 10,000 shares during the quarter. Hennessy Advisors Inc.’s holdings in United Financial Bancorp were worth $3,955,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: B Communications Ltd.(BCOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Monday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares climbed 0.69 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included B Communications Ltd (NASDAQ: BCOM), up 5 percent, and China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (NYSE: CHU), up 3 percent.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: SK Telecom Corporation Ltd.(SKM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Skrumble Network (CURRENCY:SKM) traded 1.3% lower against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 8:00 AM Eastern on June 15th. One Skrumble Network token can currently be purchased for about $0.0301 or 0.00000461 BTC on exchanges including IDEX, EtherDelta (ForkDelta), Hotbit and DDEX. During the last week, Skrumble Network has traded 49.9% lower against the U.S. dollar. Skrumble Network has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $8.48 million worth of Skrumble Network was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SK Telecom earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 45.8294555973404 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SK Telecom (NYSE: SKM) and Hellenic Telecom Organization (OTCMKTS:HLTOY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SK Telecom Co Ltd (NYSE:SKM) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation, one has issued a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $30.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

    SUMMIT THERAPEU/S (NASDAQ:SMMT) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Skrumble Network (CURRENCY:SKM) traded down 8.6% against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 7:00 AM ET on July 6th. Skrumble Network has a market capitalization of $0.00 and $3.44 million worth of Skrumble Network was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last week, Skrumble Network has traded 10.6% lower against the US dollar. One Skrumble Network token can now be purchased for approximately $0.0249 or 0.00000382 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including EtherDelta (ForkDelta), Gate.io, DDEX and IDEX.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: NextEra Energy, Inc.(NEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Noonan, Leo Sun, and Maxx Chatsko]

    To aid you in that pursuit, we asked three Motley Fool contributors to select a stock that they believe will help you create the financial security needed to enjoy your nonworking years in style. Here’s why they identified NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE), Macy’s (NYSE:M), and Realty Income (NYSE:O) as investment vehicles that are perfect for retirees.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Truvestments Capital LLC bought a new stake in NextEra Energy Inc (NYSE:NEE) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 8,145 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,361,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Traders purchased shares of NextEra Energy Inc (NYSE:NEE) on weakness during trading on Tuesday. $61.42 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $37.15 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $24.27 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, NextEra Energy had the 33rd highest net in-flow for the day. NextEra Energy traded down ($1.67) for the day and closed at $172.63

  • [By David Zeiler]

    Entergy Corp. (NYSE: ETR)

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    Xcel Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: XEL)

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.(VNDA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media stories about Vanda Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VNDA) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vanda Pharmaceuticals earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 46.3857713397213 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:VNDA) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $22.40.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Vanda Pharmaceuticals (VNDA)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Vanda Pharmaceuticals (VNDA)

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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Dynatronics Corporation(DYNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Dynatronics (DYNT)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News articles about Dynatronics (NASDAQ:DYNT) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dynatronics earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the medical equipment provider an impact score of 45.8383718108453 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Dynatronics (NASDAQ: DYNT) and Rockwell Medical (NASDAQ:RMTI) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Tesoro Corporation(TSO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Valero Energy Corporation along with large cap peers Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE: MPC) and Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV), formerly Tesoro Corporation (NYSE: TSO), all giving a similar performance while mid cap Western Refining, Inc (NYSE: WNR) has varied a bit from its peers:

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: CommVault Systems, Inc.(CVLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of CommVault Systems (NASDAQ:CVLT) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Saturday.

    A number of other analysts have also weighed in on CVLT. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group increased their price objective on shares of CommVault Systems and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of CommVault Systems from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating and set a $74.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 27th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of CommVault Systems from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Saturday, August 18th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $76.57.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CommVault Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVLT) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the eleven analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $76.57.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on CommVault Systems (CVLT)

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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Herman Miller, Inc.(MLHR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Herman Miller, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLHR)’s share price traded up 6.8% on Thursday following a stronger than expected earnings report. The company traded as high as $40.65 and last traded at $39.80. 986,479 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 155% from the average session volume of 387,288 shares. The stock had previously closed at $37.25.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Herman Miller, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:MLHR) fiscal fourth-quarter 2018 and first-quarter 2019 reports, issued in July and September, have restored the trajectory of company stock: Down as much as 27% this spring, shares have rebounded to a mere 2% loss year to date. Improved order flow and strong organic growth have allayed investor fears over a revenue deceleration. In addition, the iconic office furniture designer and manufacturer has been able to quantify the expected impact of aluminum and steel import tariffs, while presenting credible steps to mitigate their effect. Finally, shareholders appear to approve of the appointment of Andi Owen to the role of CEO. Owen succeeded longtime CEO Brian Walker in August following his retirement. 

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Office and workplace furnishings giant Herman Miller Inc.’s (NASDAQ:MLHR) fiscal fourth-quarter 2018 earnings report, released earlier this week, pleasantly surprised investors on the strength of the company’s order flow and healthy fiscal 2019 outlook. Let’s review three insights from management’s earnings conference call on Tuesday that illuminate Herman Miller’s near-term success. Each of these quotes, from CEO Brian Walker’s comments, demonstrate the tactics the organization is using to expand within an improving global economy.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Crestwood Equity Partners LP(CEQP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    While Crestwood Equity Partners (NYSE:CEQP) isn’t a well-known name, it should be, especially by income-seeking investors. That’s because the high-yielding master limited partnership (MLP) offers an increasingly compelling combination of current income and future upside backed by strong financial metrics and clearly visible growth prospects. The company’s strong core and upside potential was on full display during the first quarter, which once again showed that this is an excellent income stock to own for the long haul. 

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Meanwhile, Williams Companies recently announced several strategic moves that position it for additional growth. First, the company and its 50-50 joint venture partner, Crestwood Equity Partners (NYSE:CEQP), agreed to expand their Jackalope Gas Gathering System and the associated Bucking Horse gas processing plant in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin to support the growth of Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK). Williams and Crestwood expect to finish the first phase of this expansion by the end of 2019, which coincides with Chesapeake’s plan to double its output from the region in the next year. They also noted that further expansions of the system might be needed soon, since regional growth could use up all its capacity by 2021.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Crestwood Equity Partners (NYSE:CEQP) has been one of the best-performing MLPs of 2018. Overall, it has risen more than 45% through the end of August versus a sub-1% gain for the Alerian MLP ETF. Fueling Crestwood’s surge has been the notable turnaround in the company’s quarterly results, which have started rebounding after a challenging past few years.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The best high-yield stocks share three common characteristics: They generate steady cash flow, have a conservative payout ratio, and possess a solid balance sheet. Three companies that comfortably fit that profile are Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD), MPLX (NYSE:MPLX), and Crestwood Equity Partners (NYSE:CEQP). Not only that, but this trio of midstream master limited partnerships (MLPs) takes things a step further by having visible growth coming down the pipeline, which makes them excellent income stocks to buy right now.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    When a dividend yield gets over 10%, it’s usually a sign that the market believes a cut is coming down the pipeline. Given that Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP) and Summit Midstream Partners (NYSE:SMLP) currently yield 11.6% and 14.5%, respectively, the market seems to believe that will be the case for both of those master limited partnerships. That’s why investors should steer clear of those two high-yielding stocks and instead consider Crestwood Equity Partners’ (NYSE:CEQP) much safer 7% payout.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Citadel Advisors LLC bought a new stake in WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm bought 16,074 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $729,000.

Other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Financial Gravity Wealth Inc. bought a new stake in shares of WNS during the first quarter valued at about $136,000. Citigroup Inc. raised its stake in shares of WNS by 89.4% during the first quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 3,278 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $149,000 after purchasing an additional 1,547 shares in the last quarter. Optimum Investment Advisors bought a new stake in shares of WNS during the first quarter valued at about $154,000. Fiera Capital Corp bought a new stake in shares of WNS during the first quarter valued at about $212,000. Finally, Castleark Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of WNS during the fourth quarter valued at about $217,000. Institutional investors own 86.38% of the company’s stock.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.(VNDA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:VNDA) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $22.40.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media stories about Vanda Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VNDA) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vanda Pharmaceuticals earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 46.3857713397213 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.(LTRPA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares shot up 32 percent to $12.175 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.

    Shares of ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) got a boost, shooting up 27 percent to $14.60 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares shot up 30 percent to $12.05 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.

    Shares of ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) got a boost, shooting up 26 percent to $14.48 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares jumped 31.6 percent to $12.18 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.
    ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 26.5 percent to $14.55 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares gained 25 percent to $4.0234 following Q1 beat.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) jumped 23.5 percent to $55.12 following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
    Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) gained 23.3 percent to $59.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 22.5 percent to $47.51 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares surged 21.7 percent to $3.36. Amazon.com's partnership with Sears started in 2017 with an agreement to sell Kenmore-branded appliances online. On Wednesday, the companies announced an extension of their relationship to now include tire delivery and installations.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) jumped 21.3 percent to $2.68 following Q1 results.
    LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC) surged 20.4 percent to $3.395 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Superior Industries International, Inc. (NYSE: SUP) gained 19 percent to $15.82 after reporting Q1 results.
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLCM) shares rose 18.5 percent to $8.13 following Q1 results.
    Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) rose 18.3 percent to $52.47 after the company posted strong quarterly results.
    Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS) shares jumped 18.3 percent to $6.47 following quarterly results.
    IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE: IEC) shares climbed 17 percent to $4.68 after reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings.
    New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 16.8 percent to $90.10 following Q4 results.
    Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR)
  • [By Max Byerly]

    Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc Series A (NASDAQ:LTRPA) saw a large increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,070,644 shares, an increase of 47.7% from the May 15th total of 1,402,097 shares. Currently, 2.9% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 839,315 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.5 days.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ryder System Inc.(R)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mackay Shields LLC bought a new stake in shares of Ryder (NYSE:R) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 97,749 shares of the transportation company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,115,000. Mackay Shields LLC owned about 0.18% of Ryder at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Ryder (R) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $1.87 Billion” was first posted by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are reading this news story on another domain, it was stolen and reposted in violation of US & international trademark & copyright law. The original version of this news story can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3377804/zacks-brokerages-anticipate-ryder-r-will-post-quarterly-sales-of-1-87-billion.html.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Revain (CURRENCY:R) traded up 4.9% against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 16:00 PM Eastern on July 1st. One Revain token can currently be bought for approximately $0.34 or 0.00005370 BTC on popular exchanges including YoBit, HitBTC, Mercatox and BTC-Alpha. During the last seven days, Revain has traded up 0.1% against the US dollar. Revain has a total market capitalization of $63.79 million and approximately $3.56 million worth of Revain was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Earnest Partners LLC increased its position in shares of Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R) by 3.0% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 265,257 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 7,653 shares during the period. Earnest Partners LLC’s holdings in Ryder System were worth $19,308,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: China Commercial Credit, Inc.(CCCR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about China Commercial Credit (NASDAQ:CCCR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. China Commercial Credit earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 47.8379000547292 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation(CTSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Cognizant (NASDAQ:CTSH) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cognizant earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the information technology service provider an impact score of 46.6851487556046 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $9.89 billion.
    Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $14.34 billion.
    Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE: LPX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $692.63 million.
    Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSH) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.06 per share on revenue of 3.90 billion.
    Manchester United plc (NYSE: MANU) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $1.35 per share on revenue of $193.67 million.
    Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $3.24 billion.
    Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NYSE: WLTW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.01 per share on revenue of $2.23 billion.
    Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.28 per share on revenue of $922.42 million.
    TravelCenters of America LLC (NASDAQ: TA) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.16 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $723.93 million.
    Welbilt, Inc. (NYSE: WBT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $329.71 million.
    Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ: HZNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $234.17 million.

     

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Oil prices are at levels we haven’t seen in years. U.S. crude topped $70 for the first since 2014, as U.S. President Donald Trump appeared increasingly likely to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and reinforce sanctions on Tehran. In addition, OPEC has announced plans to bolster prices and cap production. For oil investors, Money MorningGlobal Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says it’s time to buckle up. According to Moors, revoking the Iran deal would cause “price chaos” around the globe. And that’s right as driving season starts in the United States. Here’s more on the coming chaos for oil. In deal news, Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) announced it will purchase Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) for $7.6 billion in cash. Grammercy manages commercial real estate. While this may seem like a boring deal, Blackstone is buying a business that churns out cold hard cash for its investors. We want to keep this deal on your radar, because there are many other deals like this coming down the pipeline. We’re going to be discussing one of the best real estate opportunities available very soon – so keep an eye out for updates.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: AMZN, AAPL, TSN, SBUX
    Shareholders of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) cheered statements made by Warren Buffett over the weekend. The Oracle of Omaha said he messed up by not investing in Amazon and Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL). “I made the wrong decisions on Google and Amazon,” Buffett said on Saturday. “We’ve looked at it. I made the mistake in not being able to come to a conclusion where I really felt that at the present prices that the prospects were far better than the prices indicated.” Buffett says he now has a “very, very, very high opinion” of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The Oracle believes that Bezos has created something that is “close to a miracle.” Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) added another 0.6% Monday, to reach $185.00 per share – a new 52-week high. The uptick came after Warren Buffett announced

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Teekay Offshore Partners L.P.(TOO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teekay Offshore Partners (NYSE: TOO) and Golden Ocean Group (NASDAQ:GOGL) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $120.51 billion.
    J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.2 per share on revenue of $2.63 billion.
    Dillard's, Inc. (NYSE: DDS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $1.46 billion.
    The Children's Place, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.21 per share on revenue of $444.14 million.
    Manchester United plc (NYSE: MANU) is expected to report quarterly loss at $1.35 per share on revenue of $193.67 million.
    Teekay Corporation (NYSE: TK) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $296.76 million.
    KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $306.72 million.
    Vascular Biogenics Ltd. (NASDAQ: VBLT) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.21 per share.
    Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE: TOO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $272.04 million.
    Albireo Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALBO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.77 per share on revenue of $31.32 million.

     

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Datawatch Corporation(DWCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Thursday, the information technology shares surged 0.29 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), up 12 percent, and Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ: DWCH) up 6 percent.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Macquarie Infrastructure Company(MIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE: MIC) and Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (NYSE:ANW) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Atria Investments LLC raised its holdings in Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC) by 59.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 8,737 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,251 shares during the quarter. Atria Investments LLC’s holdings in Macquarie Infrastructure were worth $323,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sunoco (NYSE: SUN) and Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC) Director Infrastructure Manag Macquarie acquired 430,648 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 21st. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $37.36 per share, with a total value of $16,089,009.28. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 6,690,969 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $249,974,601.84. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    EQUITY ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Shareholders of Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation of a Class Action Lawsuit and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of June 25, 2018 MIC (finance.yahoo.com) Macquarie Infrastructure (MIC) Director Acquires $7,136,892.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Rohatyn Group acquires JP Morgan’s Asia infrastructure portfolio (dealstreetasia.com) Form 8-K Macquarie Infrastructure For: May 16 (streetinsider.com) Macquarie Infrastructure Partners amasses over $3.84 bln for fourth fund (pehub.com)

    Several brokerages have recently commented on MIC. Zacks Investment Research raised Macquarie Infrastructure from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. ValuEngine lowered Macquarie Infrastructure from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Royal Bank of Canada decreased their price target on Macquarie Infrastructure to $55.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Macquarie Infrastructure from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. Finally, SunTrust Banks lowered Macquarie Infrastructure from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $57.00.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Red Lion Hotels Corporation(RLH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Contrasting Hilton Worldwide (HLT) and Red Lion Hotels (RLH) (americanbankingnews.com) Red Lion Hotels Co. (RLH) Director Sells $838,969.60 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Insider Selling: Red Lion Hotels Co. (RLH) Director Sells 178,000 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Red Lion Hotels Co. (RLH) Major Shareholder Sells $5,099,986.65 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) RLH Corporation Promotes Paul Sacco to Executive Vice President, President of Global Development (finance.yahoo.com)

    Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine upgraded Red Lion Hotels from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Red Lion Hotels from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 30th.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Red Lion Hotels (NYSE: RLH) and Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and earnings.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Addus HomeCare Corporation(ADUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Addus Homecare (NASDAQ:ADUS) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report published on Saturday.

    Several other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. Stephens set a $56.00 price target on shares of Addus Homecare and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Robert W. Baird set a $43.00 price target on shares of Addus Homecare and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. ValuEngine raised shares of Addus Homecare from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Addus Homecare from a buy rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Monday, June 11th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $51.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Addus HomeCare (NASDAQ:ADUS) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Saturday.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Mention the word uranium and most likely weapons of mass destruction come to mind. While you can make plenty of jokes about investment returns in the event of nuclear war, choosing to diversify your portfolio with uranium mining stocks is certainly worth a closer look.

Azincourt Uranium Inc. (OTCBB: AZURF) (TSX: AAZ.V) the Canadian based resource company specializing in the strategic acquisition, exploration and development of uranium properties, recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of an option to gain an undivided 70-percent stake in a mining project in the Athabasca Basin of Saskatchewan. This allows the mining company to increase exploration and production mining in a region known to be rich in base minerals.

The significance of this is twofold: as climate change continues to be a global issue, the demand for clean energy is rising. And as demand rises, so too does the number of nuclear reactors under construction worldwide. In China alone there were 20 nuclear reactors under construction at the end of March, 2017.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Kamada Ltd.(KMDA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Retail stocks are in focus after the U.S. Census Bureau released monthly sales figures before the bell Tuesday. The bureau said that retail sales increased by 0.3% in April, a figure that matched trade expectations. Markets had expected consumer spending to increase, however home improvement sales were not the major factor that most expected. This was evident from The Home Depot’s earnings report. Markets are increasingly optimistic over U.S. trade negotiations with China. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s No. 1 economic advisor will visit the United States this week to continue the nation’s dialogue with America. In addition, roughly 100 companies and trade associations will be sounding off to the Trump administration about the potential impact of tariffs in the Chinese markets.
    Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, AMZN, GS
    Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is in focus thanks to tax policy in Seattle. On Monday, the Seattle’s City Council passed a bill that will tax Amazon and 131 other companies $275 per employee each year in order to create a fund to address homelessness in the Seattle. The tax is half what was originally proposed and remains a contentious issue for Amazon, which is the city’s biggest employer. Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS) is sounding the alarm about the state of the markets. The company warned that the U.S. budget deficit is increasing while America’s unemployment rate is falling. This hasn’t occurred since the World War II. The bank believes that the combination of the two could cause the Fed to spike interest rates in the near future. This comes at a time when the Fed has already lost control of interest rates. Look for additional earnings reports from Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE: EXP), Bitauto Holding Ltd.(Nasdaq: BITA), Virtusa Corp. (Nasdaq: VRTU), Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.(Nasdaq: ENT), and Kamada Ltd. (Nasdaq: KMDA).

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ:KMDA) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Group dropped their FY2020 earnings estimates for shares of Kamada in a research report issued on Tuesday, May 15th. Jefferies Group analyst R. Denhoy now anticipates that the biotechnology company will earn $0.61 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $0.62. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Kamada’s FY2021 earnings at $0.36 EPS.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ: KMDA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $24.02 million.

    Concordia International Corp. (NASDAQ: CXRX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $143.80 million.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.(VNDA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:VNDA) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $22.40.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: AU Optronics Corp(AUO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Corning Incorporated in a largely steady uptrend since we recommended the stock while Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) skyrocketed last yearand LG Display Co Ltd (NYSE: LPL) and AU Optronics Corp (NYSE: AUO) have not done much:

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Patrick Industries, Inc.(PATK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Trexquant Investment LP bought a new stake in shares of Patrick Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:PATK) in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund bought 8,360 shares of the construction company’s stock, valued at approximately $517,000.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares gained 86.76 percent to close at $11.00 on Thursday.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares climbed 47.06 percent to close at $7.00 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) jumped 24.92 percent to close at $4.06.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares climbed 23.26 percent to close at $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 24.44 percent to close at $422.50 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) gained 17.75 percent to close at $18.64 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) rose 16.59 percent to close at $12.30 following Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 16.06 percent to close at $15.25.
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares climbed 14.5 percent to close at $121.42 as the company posted reported Q1 beat And raised FY18 outlook.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares gained 13.7 percent to close at $11.04 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 13.21 percent to close at $3.00 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) jumped 13.06 percent to close at $257.40 following upbeat Q1 profit.
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    LCI Industries (LCII) fell 5% on the day. Patrick Industries Inc. (PATK) dropped 4.24%. Thor Industries Inc. (THO) tanked 9.83%. Winnebago Industries Inc. (WGO) fell 8.85%. 

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about Patrick Industries (NASDAQ:PATK) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Patrick Industries earned a news sentiment score of 0.36 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the construction company an impact score of 48.3121750669942 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC cut its position in shares of Patrick Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:PATK) by 58.5% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 7,106 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 10,030 shares during the period. Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Patrick Industries were worth $439,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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    Qiagen (NYSE:QGEN), the molecular testing and lab supply company, started the year off with growth at the low end of its yearly guidance,although the first-quarter sales number was in line with where management expected to start the year.

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc.(JAZZ)

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    This top company is a favorite across Wall Street.Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is a biopharmaceutical company that identifies, develops and commercializes pharmaceutical products for various medical needs in the United States, Europe and elsewhere. The company has a portfolio of products and product candidates with a focus in the areas of sleep and hematology/oncology.

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    Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:JAZZ) was downgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

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    Swiss National Bank trimmed its holdings in shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:JAZZ) by 13.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 192,000 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 29,100 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank owned 0.32% of Jazz Pharmaceuticals worth $28,990,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    While FMC’s lithium business is only a small part of its total business, it’squite large relative to other industry players. Most industry experts peg the companyas the fourth or fifth largest producer of lithium in the world, behind Albemarle(NYSE:ALB) and Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile, or SQM(NYSE:SQM)– both of which also have businesses other than lithium –and China’s Ganfeng. China’s Tianqi was neck and neck with FMC for No. 4, according to an estimate from a few years ago by lithium expert Joe Lowry, who runs Global Lithium LLC.

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    Morgan Stanley analysts had issued a report predicting that the cost of the lithium could fall 45% by 2021 and they also downgraded key lithium producers Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) and Chiles Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE: SQM) to “underweight” from “equal weight.

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    Earlier this week, senior commercial vice president Daniel Jimenez of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE: SQM)told delegates at Industrial Minerals’ and Metal Bulletin’s inaugural Battery Materials conference in Shanghai that there is a legitimate concern on the side of electric vehicle (EV)manufacturers over the reliability of lithium supply sources and that the industry has shown poor track record of delivering projects on time. Jimenez also commented:

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    It should be noted that FMC Corp together with Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) and Chiles Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE: SQM) forma so-called lithium oligopoly that tends to dominate global production. A recent Bloomberg article noted that Albemarle Chief Executive Officer Luke Kissam had said in March that hes also eager to see how the value settles for the FMC lithium spinoff. Iftheprice-to-earnings ratio is high enough,then they would look to create a pure-play lithium business byselling off non-lithium units. If FMC Corp and Albemarle Corporation do end upcompletingthese spin-offs, thatwill be good news for the valuations of all lithium players as the market will put clear valuation numbers onthese larger pure play lithium businesses which will help provide valuation benchmarks for other small cap lithium players.

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Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VNDA) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts

Shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:VNDA) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $22.40.

Several brokerages have weighed in on VNDA. Seaport Global Securities reissued a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price target on shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. BidaskClub raised shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. Oppenheimer set a $27.00 price target on shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, March 5th. ValuEngine raised shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, May 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 10th.

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Shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals opened at $17.15 on Thursday, Marketbeat reports. The firm has a market capitalization of $875.46 million, a PE ratio of -49.00 and a beta of 1.12. Vanda Pharmaceuticals has a 52-week low of $16.80 and a 52-week high of $17.05.

Vanda Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VNDA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 2nd. The biopharmaceutical company reported $0.06 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.17) by $0.23. The business had revenue of $43.59 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $43.30 million. Vanda Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 2.84% and a negative return on equity of 3.06%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.11) EPS. analysts forecast that Vanda Pharmaceuticals will post -0.05 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, insider Mihael Hristos Polymeropoulos sold 60,966 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.72, for a total value of $1,141,283.52. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 1,243,838 shares in the company, valued at approximately $23,284,647.36. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Gunther Birznieks sold 8,525 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.72, for a total transaction of $159,588.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 148,366 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,777,411.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 78,023 shares of company stock valued at $1,460,591. Corporate insiders own 7.60% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of VNDA. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in Vanda Pharmaceuticals by 2.0% during the 4th quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 482,012 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $7,327,000 after purchasing an additional 9,496 shares in the last quarter. Strs Ohio increased its stake in Vanda Pharmaceuticals by 27.4% during the 4th quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 56,200 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $854,000 after purchasing an additional 12,100 shares in the last quarter. Birchview Capital LP increased its stake in Vanda Pharmaceuticals by 29.4% during the 4th quarter. Birchview Capital LP now owns 88,000 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $1,338,000 after purchasing an additional 20,000 shares in the last quarter. Cadence Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Vanda Pharmaceuticals by 74.2% during the 4th quarter. Cadence Capital Management LLC now owns 109,074 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $1,658,000 after purchasing an additional 46,468 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Teacher Retirement System of Texas bought a new stake in Vanda Pharmaceuticals during the 4th quarter valued at about $209,000. Institutional investors own 78.79% of the company’s stock.

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc, a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of products for the treatment of central nervous system disorders. The company's marketed products include HETLIOZ (tasimelteon), a product for the treatment of non-24-hour sleep-wake disorders; and Fanapt (iloperidone), a product for the treatment of schizophrenia.

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