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Impinj (NASDAQ:PI) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 7, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

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

Operator

Good afternoon and welcome to the Impinj first-quarter 2018 conference call. All participants will be in listen-only mode. [Operator instructions]. Please note this event is being recorded.I would now like to turn the conference over to Chelsea Lish, investor relations.

Please go ahead.

Chelsea Lish — Investor Relations

Thank you, Gary. Thank you all for joining us to discuss Impinj’s first-quarter 2018 results. On today’s call, Chris Diorio, Impinj’s co-founder and CEO, will provide a brief overview of our strategy, market, and performance. Eric Brodersen, Impinj’s president and COO and principal financial officer, will follow with a detailed review of our first-quarter 2018 financial results and second-quarter 2018 outlook.

Best Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Aon Corporation(AON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    AON (NYSE: AON) and CorVel (NASDAQ:CRVL) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
    Genesis Energy, L.P

Best Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Macatawa Bank Corporation(MCBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note released on Friday morning.

    Separately, Hovde Group set a $11.00 price target on Macatawa Bank and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

Best Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.(RNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    RenaissanceRe (NYSE: RNR) is one of 73 publicly-traded companies in the “Fire, marine, & casualty insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare RenaissanceRe to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Earnest Partners LLC grew its holdings in shares of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR) by 2.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 307,192 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,389 shares during the period. Earnest Partners LLC’s holdings in RenaissanceRe were worth $42,549,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Northrim BanCorp Inc(NRIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northrim BanCorp Inc (NASDAQ:NRIM)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $40.05 and last traded at $39.85, with a volume of 561 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $40.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ: CFFN) and Northrim BanCorp (NASDAQ:NRIM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northrim BanCorp (NASDAQ: NRIM) and Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kearny Financial (NASDAQ: KRNY) and Northrim BanCorp (NASDAQ:NRIM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Best Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce(CM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    The Euro has plunged to its lowest point against the U.S. dollar in 2018 thanks to political problems in Europe. The breakdown of power in Italy has raised new concerns about the nations ability to repay its debts, as the spread between German and Italian bonds has widened. Market instability has also spread to Spain where the nations parliament is preparing to vote on whether to oust Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and his party. Oil prices slid one news that OPEC and Russia will consider hikes in production during a meeting in Vienna, Austria on June 22nd. The news accompanied reports that U.S. production is expected to rise throughout the summer. The price of WTI oil sat at $67.20 per barrel. The Brent crude oil price recovered this morning, adding 1% to hit $76.12. Canadian banks are under pressure this morning over a major breach by cyber criminals. The Bank of Montreal (NYSE: BMO) and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE: CM) the two largest banking institutions in the country announced that roughly 90,000 customers data may have been stolen. This would be the first major cybersecurity event to happen in Canada involving financial firms.
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    com (NYSE: CRM) will lead a busy day of earnings reports on Wall Street. The cloud computing giant is set to report fiscal first quarter 2019 numbers after the bell on Tuesday. The average analyst projection calls for a 46% jump in EPS of $0.46 on top of a 23% gain in revenue to $2.94 billion. Starbucks Corporation (Nasdaq: SBUX) will temporarily close about 8,000 locations on Tuesday to train roughly 175,000 employees on racial bias. The training sessions were

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSE:CM) (NYSE:CM) – Analysts at Desjardins reduced their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, May 2nd. Desjardins analyst D. Young now forecasts that the company will post earnings of $2.85 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $2.86.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSE: CM) recently:

    6/6/2018 – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a C$130.00 price target on the stock, up previously from C$125.00. 5/24/2018 – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce was downgraded by analysts at National Bank Financial from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating. They now have a C$124.00 price target on the stock, down previously from C$136.00. 5/24/2018 – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce had its price target lowered by analysts at Scotiabank from C$131.00 to C$127.00. They now have a “sector perform” rating on the stock. 5/24/2018 – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce had its price target lowered by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from C$141.00 to C$135.00. They now have a “sector perform” rating on the stock. 5/24/2018 – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce was given a new C$140.00 price target on by analysts at Eight Capital. 5/24/2018 – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce had its price target raised by analysts at Barclays PLC from C$133.00 to C$138.00.

    CM traded up C$0.59 on Wednesday, reaching C$115.86. 987,570 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,290,708. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce has a fifty-two week low of C$103.84 and a fifty-two week high of C$124.37.

Best Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Virtus Investment Partners Inc.(VRTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. grew its holdings in Virtus Investment Partners Inc (NASDAQ:VRTS) by 12.9% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,490 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,082 shares during the period. BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. owned about 0.13% of Virtus Investment Partners worth $1,175,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ:VRTS) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Tuesday morning.

    A number of other research firms also recently commented on VRTS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $147.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Sandler O’Neill restated a hold rating and set a $142.00 price objective on shares of Virtus Investment Partners in a report on Thursday, March 15th. TheStreet downgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a b rating to a c+ rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $136.00 to $135.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. Finally, Barclays lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $140.00 to $130.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Monday, April 23rd. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Virtus Investment Partners presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $138.13.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Workday’s kaleidoscope: The patterns are less pleasing.

It is not uncommon to hear people referring to glasses half full or some equivalent locution. The poor phrase has become over-worked and needs some R&R. Occasionally I break down and use the phrase myself as a convenient shorthand. But if you were a person dying of thirst in the desert, the amount of water that Workday (NYSE:WDAY) was able to serve would just not get you to the next oasis. The company could have used a thimble for the amount of water that was presented to investors and still had space left over.

I think before proceeding much further it would be well for me to state that I believe the current WDAY share price compression (17% this morning as I wrote this and 12.5% at the close) is one that can be used successfully to establish positions. Technically, I believe, the shares can reach what is called a break-away gap at the $65 range. The shares have lost 26% of their value since the high they set in October. They are now down 15% YTD. The decline in the share price is completely understandable and reflects what was said by management as to their shorter-term expectations. Guidance at the least is a stumble in terms of communications and at most represents a modest issue with the cadence of the acceptance of the company’s financial applications suite. But there is nothing to suggest that it was more than that and the opportunities the company have and its ability to execute have not been altered by its current forecast.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: American International Group Inc.(AIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Suntrust Banks Inc. boosted its position in shares of American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG) by 12.4% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 36,736 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,048 shares during the period. Suntrust Banks Inc.’s holdings in American International Group were worth $1,998,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    American International Group Inc. (NYSE: AIG) was only a DJIA member for four years when it was removed on September 22, 2008. In an ironical twist, AIG was replaced with Kraft Foods, which only lasted about four years on the index. AIG was removed during the credit and mortgage crisis and was ejected after the government propped up the insurer with stimulus funds. The shares closed most recently at $55.43.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: QCR Holdings Inc.(QCRH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of QCR (NASDAQ:QCRH) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Wednesday.

    Separately, ValuEngine raised shares of QCR from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. QCR has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $53.60.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of QCR Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCRH) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $53.60.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: 1st Source Corporation(SRCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    1st Source (NASDAQ:SRCE)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $56.13 and last traded at $55.94, with a volume of 100 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $55.94.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    1st Source Co. (NASDAQ:SRCE) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $55.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    Currently, I like People’s Utah Bancorp (Nasdaq: PUB), 1st Source Corporation (Nasdaq: SRCE), and East West Bancorp (Nasdaq: EWBC) as stocks likely to benefit in the small/regional sector.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Virtus Investment Partners Inc.(VRTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ:VRTS) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Tuesday morning.

    A number of other research firms also recently commented on VRTS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $147.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Sandler O’Neill restated a hold rating and set a $142.00 price objective on shares of Virtus Investment Partners in a report on Thursday, March 15th. TheStreet downgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a b rating to a c+ rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $136.00 to $135.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. Finally, Barclays lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $140.00 to $130.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Monday, April 23rd. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Virtus Investment Partners presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $138.13.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. grew its holdings in Virtus Investment Partners Inc (NASDAQ:VRTS) by 12.9% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,490 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,082 shares during the period. BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. owned about 0.13% of Virtus Investment Partners worth $1,175,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Invest In Right Now: One Liberty Properties Inc.(OLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    One Liberty Properties, Inc. (NYSE:OLP) VP Justin Clair sold 3,100 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.00, for a total value of $77,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 32,566 shares in the company, valued at $814,150. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019

Tupperware Brands’ (NYSE:TUP) stock has tumbled more than 40% since last July on a consistent flow of negative news. Most recently, TUP revised its first-quarter earnings forecast down by 14% to $0.87-0.92 from a previous range of $1.01-1.06. Customer service, supply chain, and tax issues were the main reasons for the revision. With that being said, I see the stock as being significantly undervalued for the following reasons:

Free cash flow is expected to rebound to $170-180 million in 2018, an increase of approximately $30 million over 2017. Free cash flow should further rebound in future years as TUP completes its reengineering program. This yields 51% upside potential in a conservative discounted cash flow model. TUP is performing well in Emerging Markets, especially China and Brazil, which could push TUP to a growth trajectory in the coming years. The company currently has a dividend yield of 6.52%, which is supported by free cash flow. Based on TUP’s 2018 free cash flow projection, this should equal dividend coverage of approximately 80%. It has attractive fundamental valuations including a Forward P/E of 8.51x and a PEG of 0.73x. Tupperware Brands’ Operations

Driving TUP’s net loss for 2017 was a number of non-recurring expenses:

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: Calavo Growers, Inc.(CVGW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Calavo Growers (CVGW)

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  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Calavo Growers, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW), which I’ve dubbed a “tiny, mighty dividend stock,” reported fiscal second-quarter 2018 earnings on June 6. How has this dynamic avocado market specialist fared so far in its fiscal year? Let’s dive into the quarter’s detailsafter first walking through headline numbers directly below.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Prudential Financial Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Calavo Growers (NASDAQ:CVGW) by 5.9% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 28,216 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,580 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in Calavo Growers were worth $2,602,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap avocado and fresh food stock Calavo Growers (NASDAQ: CVGW) has elevated short interest of 33.51% according to Highshortinterest.com. Founded in 1924, Calavo Growers is a global avocado-industry leader and an expanding provider of value-added fresh food serving retail grocery, foodservice, club stores, mass merchandisers, food distributors and wholesalers worldwide. The Companys Fresh segment procures and markets fresh avocados and select other fresh produce (tomatoes) while the Renaissance Food Group segment (RFG) creates, markets and distributes a portfolio of healthy, fresh foods, including fresh-cut fruit, fresh-cut vegetables and prepared foods. The Foods segment manufactures and distributes guacamole and salsa. Fresh food products are sold under the respected Calavo brand name as well as Garden Highway, Chef Essentials and a variety of private label and store brands.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.(GCAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    GAIN Capital (NYSE:GCAP) insider Samantha Roady sold 4,826 shares of GAIN Capital stock in a transaction on Monday, May 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.23, for a total transaction of $39,717.98. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 221,191 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,820,401.93. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Gain Capital (NYSE:GCAP) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

    Galicia Financial Group (NASDAQ:GGAL) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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    Gain Capital opened at $8.19 on Thursday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The stock has a market capitalization of $369.22 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -40.95, a PEG ratio of 1.45 and a beta of -0.01. Gain Capital has a 12 month low of $5.66 and a 12 month high of $13.26. The company has a current ratio of 1.26, a quick ratio of 1.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    LSV Asset Management decreased its position in GAIN Capital (NYSE:GCAP) by 3.1% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 410,684 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 13,200 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management’s holdings in GAIN Capital were worth $2,772,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP) Director Alex Goor acquired 1,640 shares of Gain Capital stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 21st. The stock was purchased at an average price of $7.50 per share, with a total value of $12,300.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 53,360 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $400,200. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.(CLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (NYSE:CLF) – Analysts at B. Riley upped their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Cleveland-Cliffs in a research note issued to investors on Monday, July 2nd. B. Riley analyst L. Pipes now expects that the mining company will post earnings of $0.62 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.61. B. Riley also issued estimates for Cleveland-Cliffs’ FY2018 earnings at $1.97 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Hudbay Minerals (NYSE: HBM) and Cleveland-Cliffs (NYSE:CLF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    It wasn’t that long ago that Cleveland-Cliffs (NYSE:CLF) looked like a company on the brink of insolvency. A few incredibly ill-advised investments right at the height of the commodity boom in 2010 left the company with loads of unprofitable assets and an onerous debt load. These factors were a large reason activistinvestors shook things up and put current CEO Lourenco Goncalves in charge.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: BanColombia S.A.(CIB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Findlay Park Partners LLP acquired a new stake in Bancolombia (NYSE:CIB) in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 43,300 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $1,819,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Trilogy Global Advisors LP lowered its position in shares of Bancolombia (NYSE:CIB) by 8.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 513,477 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 48,281 shares during the period. Bancolombia comprises about 2.0% of Trilogy Global Advisors LP’s holdings, making the stock its 17th largest holding. Trilogy Global Advisors LP owned approximately 0.21% of Bancolombia worth $21,576,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: Nu Skin Enterprises Inc.(NUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA raised its holdings in Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) by 20.7% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 125,726 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 21,522 shares during the quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA’s holdings in Nu Skin Enterprises were worth $9,267,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS) and PetIQ (NASDAQ:PETQ) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By ]

    Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS) is benefiting from two key trends: its strong presence in Asia where it books 79% of its revenue and leading brand awareness with millennials. The company has increased its dividend every year since 2001, now paying a 2% yield, and maintains a share repurchase program that returns excess cash to shareholders.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $81.72 and last traded at $81.25, with a volume of 3382 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $80.34.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: iShares Morningstar Large-Cap Growth (JKE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    iShares Morningstar Large Growth (NYSEARCA:JKE) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, June 26th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, June 27th will be paid a dividend of 0.3796 per share on Monday, July 2nd. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.87%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, June 26th. This is a boost from iShares Morningstar Large Growth’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.34.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: Carpenter Technology Corporation(CRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Carpenter Technology (NYSE:CRS) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Monday morning.

    Other equities research analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Cowen reiterated a buy rating and issued a $66.00 target price on shares of Carpenter Technology in a research report on Friday, June 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Carpenter Technology from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday, April 16th. Deutsche Bank boosted their target price on Carpenter Technology from $47.00 to $49.00 and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th. Finally, Longbow Research downgraded Carpenter Technology from a buy rating to a neutral rating and set a $50.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Monday, June 25th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. Carpenter Technology presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $56.50.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Crystal Amber Fund Limited (LON:CRS) announced a dividend on Friday, July 6th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Shareholders of record on Thursday, July 19th will be given a dividend of GBX 2.50 ($0.03) per share on Friday, August 17th. This represents a yield of 1.12%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 19th. The official announcement can be viewed at this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Carpenter Technology Co. (NYSE:CRS) VP Timothy Lain sold 1,007 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.00, for a total transaction of $55,385.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 11,288 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $620,840. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Titan International (NYSE: TWI) and Carpenter Technology (NYSE:CRS) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: Virtus Investment Partners Inc.(VRTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ:VRTS) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Tuesday morning.

    A number of other research firms also recently commented on VRTS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $147.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Sandler O’Neill restated a hold rating and set a $142.00 price objective on shares of Virtus Investment Partners in a report on Thursday, March 15th. TheStreet downgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a b rating to a c+ rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $136.00 to $135.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. Finally, Barclays lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $140.00 to $130.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Monday, April 23rd. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Virtus Investment Partners presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $138.13.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. grew its holdings in Virtus Investment Partners Inc (NASDAQ:VRTS) by 12.9% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,490 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,082 shares during the period. BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. owned about 0.13% of Virtus Investment Partners worth $1,175,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.(DNKN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Dunkin’ Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN) is shrinking. The on-the-go coffee-and-doughnut chain announced quarterly results this past week that included a rare drop in sales at its existing locations.

  • [By ]

    Meanwhile, Hurst says Panera can do a better job with its coffee bean. That hints Panera, which is now owned by coffee king JAB Holdings, may soon be entering the premium coffee war being fought between Starbucks (SBUX) and Dunkin’ Brands (DNKN) .

  • [By ]

    Already, well-known short-seller Jim Chanos has disclosed a major short in the fast-growing Dunkin’ Brands Group (DNKN) .

    What’s more, the geopolitical landscape is such that short sellers are likely nearing a precipice of opportunity. With risks growing ahead of the mid-term elections, the chance that a market-rattling event takes place are higher than they might have been in previous administrations.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Shares of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) may face additional pressure today after another surprise update from one of its biggest suppliers. Austria-based supplier AMS, a maker of optical sensors for the iPhone X, warned that sales for the second quarter will fall by roughly 50% from the first quarter. This comes not long after Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.(ADR) (NYSE: TSM) offered a lower-than-expected Q2 revenue forecast. Now, Wall Street analysts could soon follow with cuts to iPhone sales forecasts, especially after rival Samsung warned of a slowdown in display panel sales.
    This morning, the European Central Bank announced it will maintain its record-low interest rates and accommodating monetary policy. At a time when the U.S. central bank is raising rates, the ECB failed to provide a timeline on when it will end its massive stimulus package, which features monthly bond purchases of $37 billion.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: DNKN, QSR, GM, FB
    Hedge fund manager and notable short-seller Jim Chanos is lining up positions against two of the restaurant industry’s best-known firms. Shares of Dunkin Brands Group Inc.(Nasdaq: DNKN) and Restaurant Brands International Inc. (NYSE: QSR), which owns Burger King, were both sliding after Chanos said he was short the firms over sales concerns. The news comes the same morning that DNKN topped Wall Street profit estimates of $0.62 by $0.11. However, DNKN quarterly revenue fell short of expectations.
    Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) stock doesn’t appear to be facing any significant fallout due to its ongoing data scandal. The social media giant shattered revenue expectations after the bell Wednesday. Shares popped 7% after the company reported a 50% year-over-year revenue surge. The firm reported 1.45 billion daily active users and 2.2 billion monthly users. This was the first earnings report since the Cambridge Analytica scandal that happened in March. Shares are rebounding, as the firm had lost billions in

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Spirit AeroSystems (SPR) , Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) , Dunkin Brands (DNKN) and Wendy’s (WEN) .

    Cramer was bearish on Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) and Univar (UNVR) .

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: Zillow Group, Inc.(Z)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Zillow (NASDAQ:Z) CMO Jeremy Wacksman sold 47,788 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.64, for a total value of $2,658,924.32. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief marketing officer now owns 48,489 shares in the company, valued at $2,697,927.96. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Rich Duprey, Nicholas Rossolillo, and Maxx Chatsko]

    But just as the market itself is a forward-looking machine, we asked three investors to pick one stock they believe could put NVIDIA’s returns to shame in the future. They chose Atlassian (NASDAQ:TEAM), Appian (NASDAQ:APPN), and Zillow (NASDAQ:Z).

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

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  • [By Steve Symington, Anders Bylund, and Rich Duprey]

    We asked three top Motley Fool investors to weigh in to that end. Here’s why they like Under Armour (NYSE:UA)(NYSE:UAA),Helios & Matheson (NASDAQ:HMNY), and Zillow Group (NASDAQ:Z)(NASDAQ:ZG).

  • [By Steve Symington]

    But shares of some individual companies fell nonetheless. Read on to learn why Zillow Group (NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG), Pier 1 Imports (NYSE:PIR)and Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG)underperformed the market today.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Eutelsat Communications (ETL.FR) said Tuesday that it doesn’t plan to make an offer for Inmarsat PLC (ISAT.LN), less than one day after the company said it was evaluating a possible bid.

The French satellite company said it reserves the right to announce a firm or possible offer for its U.K. rival, as well as to participate in an offer for Inmarsat within six months.

Eutelsat said it would do so with the consent of the Inmarsat board, if a third party discloses a firm intention to make an offer for the British company, if Inmarsat announces a reverse takeover, or if the U.K. Takeover Panel determines that there has been a material change of circumstances, the company said.

Inmarsat said on June 8 that it had rejected a preliminary takeover proposal from EchoStar Corp.
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on the basis that it undervalued the company. Under U.K. rules, EchoStar must make a decision on whether to make a firm offer by July 6. Last week, a regulatory filing showed that EchoStar has a 3% stake in Inmarsat.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc(VRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Believe it or not, one of the best-performing healthcare stocks so far this year is none other than Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE:VRX). Longtime loser Valeant is up around 20% year to date — much better than most healthcare stocks.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Tuesday saw an up-and-down session on Wall Street, with major benchmarks trading on either side of the unchanged mark before finishing the day flat. Many investors kept most of their attention on Washington, where the White House announced that the U.S. would withdraw from the deal that the previous administration made with Iran concerning nuclear development. The withdrawal was largely expected, and although crude oil and other commodities were volatile leading up to the final decision, most other financial markets seemed prepared for the announcement. Even on a lackluster day, some companies had good news that lifted their shares substantially. Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD), Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE:VRX), and SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Look for the Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) fourth-quarter report on Wednesday as well. The consensus forecast is $0.98 in EPS on $2.17 billion in revenue. Shares last traded at $18.68. The consensus price target is $17.29, and shares have traded between $8.31 and $24.43 in the past 52 weeks.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 50.7 percent to $4.34 after the company announced a special $1.00 per share cash dividend.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) surged 28.4 percent to $17.44 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cardlytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDLX) gained 22 percent to $17.945.
    Care.com, Inc. (NYSE: CRCM) shares rose 19.3 percent to $18.92 following Q1 earnings.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) jumped 19.1 percent to $4.3934 after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 18.6 percent to $4.79 after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    IntriCon Corporation (NASDAQ: IIN) climbed 17.4 percent to $29.30 after reporting Q1 results.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 16.2 percent to $3.45 after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: TCMD) gained 15.4 percent to $42.61 following Q1 results.
    eGain Corporation (NASDAQ: EGAN) gained 15.3 percent to $10.55 following Q3 earnings.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 13.8 percent to $9.48 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRL) shares surged 13.1 percent to $13.42 after reporting Q1 results.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) climbed 11.9 percent to $10.85 following better-than-expected Q3 earnings.
    scPharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SCPH) gained 11.2 percent to $14.45 following Q1 results.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 10.2 percent to $24.08 following Q1 results.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) shares rose 7.9 percent to $19.60 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its outlook.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 7.7 percent to $11.90 following upbeat Q1 results.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 6.8 perc
  • [By Lee Jackson]

    If any company has had a tough past three years it has been Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX). The company has gone from a Wall Street darling, and a massive holding at Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Hedge Fund, trading at over $260, to a specialty pharmaceutical company doing everything to straighten the ship, and recently that ship had been sailing in the right direction, at least until now.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc (NYSE:VRX) (TSE:VRX) – Analysts at Jefferies Group reduced their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, May 8th. Jefferies Group analyst D. Steinberg now anticipates that the specialty pharmaceutical company will earn $0.70 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.73. Jefferies Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $23.00 target price on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Valeant Pharmaceuticals International’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.71 EPS and FY2022 earnings at $5.50 EPS.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: (RUP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Rupert Resources Ltd (CVE:RUP) insider Alan Douglas Brimacombe purchased 25,000 shares of Rupert Resources stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 30th. The stock was bought at an average cost of C$1.03 per share, for a total transaction of C$25,750.00.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Quad Graphics, Inc(QUAD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Quad/Graphics (QUAD) : “They have a 6% yield but they have no growth. I’m taking a pass.”

    Spectra Energy Partners (SEP) : “People are worried about natural gas transit. I’m worried about that 9% yield.”

  • [By ]

    Cramer was bearish on Chesapeake Energy (CHK) , Adaptimmune Therapeutics (ADAP) , Icahn Enterprises (IEP) , Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) , Quad/Graphics (QUAD) , Spectra Energy Partners (SEP) and L Brands (LB) .

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: DHI Group, Inc.(DHX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    While exciting, CODX and our other penny stocks to watch this week are unlikely to tack on any additional gains this week. But don’t worry. After looking at our 10 top penny stocks to watch, we’ll show you a stock with serious profit potential in its future…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Co-Diagnostics Inc. (Nasdaq: CODX) $4.35 192.07%
    Viking Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VKTX) $9.37 95.78%
    DHI Group Inc. (NYSE: DHX) $3.10 67.57%
    Axovant Sciences Ltd. (Nasdaq: AXON) $1.76 60.00%
    Netlist Inc. (Nasdaq: NLST) $0.21 53.79%
    Link Motion Inc. (NYSE LKM) $1.23 47.73%
    CorMedix Inc. (NYSE: CRMD) $0.26 44.44%
    Vistagen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN) $1.34 40.21%
    J. Jill Inc. (NYSE: JILL) $8.30 36.55%
    Adomani Inc. (Nasdaq: ADOM) $1.52 34.86%

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    DHI Group Inc (NYSE:DHX) – Equities researchers at B. Riley reduced their FY2018 earnings estimates for shares of DHI Group in a research report issued on Monday, June 18th. B. Riley analyst K. Anderson now expects that the technology company will post earnings per share of $0.15 for the year, down from their previous estimate of $0.17. B. Riley currently has a “Hold” rating and a $2.00 target price on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for DHI Group’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.06 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DHI Group Inc (NYSE:DHX) shares rose 5.6% during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $2.85 and last traded at $2.85. Approximately 793,700 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 49% from the average daily volume of 533,969 shares. The stock had previously closed at $2.70.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the information technology shares surged 1.83 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Zuora, Inc. (NYSE: ZUO), up 22 percent, and DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) up 30 percent.

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

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE:DHX) – Analysts at B. Riley lifted their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for DHI Group in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, May 9th. B. Riley analyst K. Anderson now forecasts that the technology company will post earnings of $0.05 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.04. B. Riley currently has a “Hold” rating and a $2.00 target price on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for DHI Group’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.07 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.15 EPS.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Virtus Investment Partners Inc.(VRTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ:VRTS) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Tuesday morning.

    A number of other research firms also recently commented on VRTS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $147.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Sandler O’Neill restated a hold rating and set a $142.00 price objective on shares of Virtus Investment Partners in a report on Thursday, March 15th. TheStreet downgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a b rating to a c+ rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $136.00 to $135.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. Finally, Barclays lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $140.00 to $130.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Monday, April 23rd. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Virtus Investment Partners presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $138.13.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. grew its holdings in Virtus Investment Partners Inc (NASDAQ:VRTS) by 12.9% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,490 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,082 shares during the period. BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. owned about 0.13% of Virtus Investment Partners worth $1,175,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now

U.S. Treasuries provide the closest thing on the planet to the risk-free rate of return, a crucial element in financial theory used to value a wide swath of global assets. After all, they make up the largest and most liquid bond market, the dollar is the reserve currency of the world, and top ratings from most major credit agencies signal virtually no risk of a default.

Lately, though, the trend among many Wall Street ­practitioners is to outdo one another with grandiose statements about how much risk is actually embedded within the $14.9 trillion ­Treasury market. By their logic, after years of rock-bottom interest rates as the global economy recovered from the post-­crisis recession, rates are destined to head higher—and in a hurry. The most common shorthand for this doomsday scenario: the bond bear market.

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At first glance, it’s an easy call. The bull run has lasted three decades, pushing yields on 10-year U.S. Treasury notes from as high as 15.8 percent in 1981 to 1.32 percent in 2016. Across the Atlantic, yields have turned negative in Germany, France, and Switzerland. Same in Japan. Paying governments, in effect, for the privilege of owning their debt? Surely that’s not sustainable.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: First Community Corporation(FCCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    First Community (NASDAQ:FCCO) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The bank reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.04, Fidelity Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $11.17 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.83 million. First Community had a net margin of 13.91% and a return on equity of 8.23%.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Virtus Investment Partners Inc.(VRTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. grew its holdings in Virtus Investment Partners Inc (NASDAQ:VRTS) by 12.9% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,490 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,082 shares during the period. BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. owned about 0.13% of Virtus Investment Partners worth $1,175,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ:VRTS) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Tuesday morning.

    A number of other research firms also recently commented on VRTS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $147.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Sandler O’Neill restated a hold rating and set a $142.00 price objective on shares of Virtus Investment Partners in a report on Thursday, March 15th. TheStreet downgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a b rating to a c+ rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $136.00 to $135.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. Finally, Barclays lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $140.00 to $130.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Monday, April 23rd. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Virtus Investment Partners presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $138.13.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ishares Trust Dj Us Financial (IYF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The challenges facing EUFN may indicate the ETF will be challenged to deliver compelling risk-reward for investors. EUFN's three-year standard deviation is 18.23 percent, or more than 500 basis points above the same metric on the iShares U.S. Financials ETF (NYSE: IYF).

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: American International Group Inc.(AIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sentry Investment Management LLC lessened its holdings in American International Group (NYSE:AIG) by 8.6% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 64,968 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 6,147 shares during the quarter. Sentry Investment Management LLC’s holdings in American International Group were worth $3,536,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    American International Group Inc. (NYSE: AIG) was only a DJIA member for four years when it was removed on September 22, 2008. In an ironical twist, AIG was replaced with Kraft Foods, which only lasted about four years on the index. AIG was removed during the credit and mortgage crisis and was ejected after the government propped up the insurer with stimulus funds. The shares closed most recently at $55.43.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gifford Fong Associates acquired a new position in shares of American International Group (NYSE:AIG) in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor acquired 44,100 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,400,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Suntrust Banks Inc. boosted its position in shares of American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG) by 12.4% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 36,736 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,048 shares during the period. Suntrust Banks Inc.’s holdings in American International Group were worth $1,998,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Potlatch Corporation(PCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sei Investments Co. grew its position in Potlatchdeltic Corp (NASDAQ:PCH) by 39.9% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 68,663 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 19,589 shares during the quarter. Sei Investments Co.’s holdings in Potlatchdeltic were worth $3,574,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Potlatchdeltic Corp (NASDAQ:PCH) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $49.60.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America bought a new position in PotlatchDeltic (NASDAQ:PCH) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 78,505 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $4,086,000. Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association of America owned approximately 0.19% of PotlatchDeltic at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: First Capital Bancorp Inc.(VA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about Virgin America (NASDAQ:VA) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog 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. Virgin America earned a news impact score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 45.3779505917989 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows JetBlue Airways Corporation giving a good performance thats still not as good as that of large cap Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) while the performance ofAlaska Air Group, Inc (NYSE: ALK), which has acquired Virgin America Inc (NASDAQ: VA), seems to have slipped recently:

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: First Bancorp(FBNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNC) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven brokerages that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $41.50.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: W.R. Berkley Corporation(WRB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine cut shares of W. R. Berkley (NYSE:WRB) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Monday morning.

    WRB has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Bank of America cut shares of W. R. Berkley from a neutral rating to an underperform rating and set a $74.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Thursday, June 14th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of W. R. Berkley from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. Boenning Scattergood restated a hold rating on shares of W. R. Berkley in a report on Wednesday, April 25th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on shares of W. R. Berkley in a report on Monday. They set a sell rating and a $74.00 target price on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and eight have issued a hold rating to the stock. W. R. Berkley currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $70.78.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    W. R. Berkley (NYSE: WRB) and State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Templeton Dragon Fund Inc.(TDF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Templeton Dragon Fund Inc common stock (NYSE:TDF) major shareholder City Of London Investment Grou bought 8,155 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 12th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $22.87 per share, with a total value of $186,504.85. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Top 10 Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.(RNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    RenaissanceRe (NYSE: RNR) is one of 73 publicly-traded companies in the “Fire, marine, & casualty insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare RenaissanceRe to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Earnest Partners LLC grew its holdings in shares of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR) by 2.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 307,192 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,389 shares during the period. Earnest Partners LLC’s holdings in RenaissanceRe were worth $42,549,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.