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Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now

Fasten your seat belts. Dramatic swings in the oil market may soon become the norm.

After a prolonged period of low prices and relative calm, oil watchers are predicting a surge of volatility following President Trump’s decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran. Crude has spiked 19% this year, to prices unseen since late 2014.

Taking away Iranian oil — after production cuts by Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and Russia — effectively means the margin for error in the market will become razor-thin.

In 2015 and 2016, there was so much supply that crude prices crashed. Now that buffer has been worn down so much that the market is extra-sensitive to geopolitical dangers and other shocks.

But that’s not all. Other powerful drivers are likely to jerk oil prices around, including the resurgent US dollar and a surge in production from Texas shale fields.

“Without a doubt, there are a variety of forces that could upset the balance and move us into a more volatile period,” said Ben Cook, portfolio manager at BP Capital Fund Advisors, an energy investment firm.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation(WMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lincoln National Corp acquired a new position in Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp (NYSE:WMC) during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund acquired 11,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $115,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capit (NYSE:WMC) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Wednesday.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Reading International Inc(RDI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Peel Hunt restated their buy rating on shares of RDI Reit (LON:RDI) in a report published on Thursday.

    RDI stock opened at GBX 32.50 ($0.42) on Thursday. RDI Reit has a fifty-two week low of GBX 33.25 ($0.43) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 40.95 ($0.53).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Tidewater Inc.(TDW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News headlines about Tidewater (NYSE:TDW) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Tidewater earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.9223416083374 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hornbeck Offshore Services (NYSE: TDW) and Tidewater (NYSE:TDW) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and earnings.

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    Tidewater Inc (NYSE:TDW)Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallAug. 14, 2018, 11:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE: TDW) and Tidewater (NYSE:TDW) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends and institutional ownership.

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    Tidewater (NYSE:TDW) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 15, 2018 11:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tidewater (NYSE:TDW) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Westlake Chemical Corporation(WLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Jennison Associates LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of Westlake Chemical Co. (NYSE:WLK) by 63.4% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 15,159 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 26,234 shares during the period. Jennison Associates LLC’s holdings in Westlake Chemical were worth $1,632,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bank of Hawaii acquired a new position in shares of Westlake Chemical Co. (NYSE:WLK) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund acquired 5,275 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock, valued at approximately $568,000.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Like the other segments of the oil industry, investors have several options to choose from in the downstream sector, which typically makes more money when oil prices are low because they need to buy oil, which they then refine into higher-value products like gasoline. A company like Phillips 66 operates refineries, petrochemical plants, as well as marketing and distribution businesses. Meanwhile, other companies focus solely on one area of the downstream segment. For example, PBF Energy (NYSE:PBF) mainly operates refineries, Westlake Chemical (NYSE:WLK) primarily owns petrochemical plants, while Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN) distributes refined products to places like gas stations.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: NeoGenomics, Inc.(NEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of NeoGenomics (NASDAQ:NEO) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Wednesday.

    Several other equities research analysts have also weighed in on the company. Leerink Swann began coverage on NeoGenomics in a report on Tuesday, August 21st. They issued an outperform rating and a $18.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered NeoGenomics from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Thursday, July 19th. First Analysis set a $16.00 target price on NeoGenomics and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, September 18th. BTIG Research reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $15.00 target price on shares of NeoGenomics in a report on Thursday, June 21st. Finally, Stephens reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $15.00 target price on shares of NeoGenomics in a report on Tuesday, June 26th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $19.25.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NEO (CURRENCY:NEO) traded up 6.9% against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 7:00 AM Eastern on April 15th. NEO has a total market cap of $4.40 billion and $88.39 million worth of NEO was traded on exchanges in the last day. One NEO coin can now be purchased for about $67.68 or 0.00809123 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC, OKEx, Exrates and Upbit. During the last seven days, NEO has traded up 42.9% against the US dollar.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    NEO (CURRENCY:NEO) traded up 2.4% against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 20:00 PM Eastern on February 2nd. One NEO coin can currently be purchased for $7.19 or 0.00205255 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Cryptopia, Gate.io, Bittrex and Ovis. NEO has a market cap of $467.28 million and $108.59 million worth of NEO was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last week, NEO has traded down 3.9% against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NEO (CURRENCY:NEO) traded up 4.6% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM Eastern on August 3rd. Over the last week, NEO has traded down 14.4% against the US dollar. NEO has a total market capitalization of $1.86 billion and approximately $60.96 million worth of NEO was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One NEO coin can currently be purchased for approximately $28.66 or 0.00383226 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC, Quoine, Cobinhood and Kucoin.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019

On May 15, I finally did something that I had hoped that I’d never do: I put in a market order in to sell the entirety of my stake in chip giant Intel (NASDAQ:INTC). Within an instant, a position that I’d started building in 2012 and added substantially to in 2013 was gone. 

Intel is a company that I wanted to own for Warren Buffett’s ideal holding period: forever. But, after careful consideration, I decided that this wasn’t a stock that I wanted in my portfolio any longer.

Image source: Intel.

Here’s why.

Some background

Although Intel’s financial execution over the last few years has been solid, deeper down the company’s technology execution has been quite poor.

To understand what I’m talking about when I say that Intel’s technology execution has been poor, I need to explain some basic concepts. 

A computer processor, such as the one that’s powering the device that you’re reading this on, is ultimately judged by the following criteria: 

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Ryerson Holding Corporation(RYI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the materials shares rose 0.49 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Ryerson Holding Corporation (NYSE: RYI), up 11 percent, and Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) up 10 percent.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This top small-cap play could make sense for more aggressive accounts. Ryerson Holdings Inc. (NYSE: RYI) offers a line of stainless steel, aluminum, carbon steel and alloy steels, as well as nickel and red metals in various shapes and forms, including coils, sheets, rounds, hexagons, square and flat bars, plates, structurals and tubings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Ryerson
    This is a top small-cap play that could make sense for more aggressive accounts. Ryerson Holdings Inc. (NYSE: RYI) offers a line of stainless steel, aluminum, carbon steel and alloy steels, as well as nickel and red metals in various shapes and forms, including coils, sheets, square and flat bars, plates and tubing.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: AxoGen, Inc.(AXGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Analysts Anticipate AxoGen, Inc (AXGN) Will Announce Earnings of -$0.06 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) The SVP Sales of AxoGen (NASDAQ: AXGN) is Selling Shares (analystratings.com) BRIEF-Axogen Inc Says On May 15, Board Elected CEO Zaderej To Succeed Grooms As Chairman (reuters.com) AxoGen, Inc (AXGN) SVP Shawn F. Mccarrey Sells 10,000 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Global Nerve Repair Biomateria Market Report 2018-2023 -Axogen, Integra, Synovis, Collagen Matrix, Polyganics … (talkdailynews.com)

    AxoGen opened at $43.95 on Monday, Marketbeat reports. AxoGen has a fifty-two week low of $13.95 and a fifty-two week high of $46.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 2.81 and a current ratio of 3.32. The company has a market cap of $1.52 billion, a P/E ratio of -141.77 and a beta of -0.04.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AxoGen, Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:AXGN) – Investment analysts at Leerink Swann raised their FY2019 EPS estimates for shares of AxoGen, Inc Common Stock in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, August 21st. Leerink Swann analyst R. Newitter now forecasts that the medical equipment provider will earn ($0.39) per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of ($0.41). Leerink Swann currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $70.00 target price on the stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AxoGen, Inc (NASDAQ:AXGN) – Analysts at William Blair raised their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for AxoGen in a research report issued on Monday, May 14th. William Blair analyst K. Krum now expects that the medical equipment provider will post earnings per share of ($0.04) for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of ($0.05). William Blair currently has a “Outperform” rating on the stock. William Blair also issued estimates for AxoGen’s Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.03) EPS and FY2018 earnings at ($0.25) EPS.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Jefferies started coverage on this biotech/medical technology company with a Buy rating late last year. AxoGen Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN) offers surgical solutions for peripheral nerve injuries. It provides products and education to improve surgical treatment algorithms for peripheral nerve injuries. Its portfolio of products includes Avance Nerve Graft, AxoGuard Nerve Connector, AxoGuard Nerve Protector and Avive Soft Tissue Membrane.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Swiss National Bank lifted its stake in AxoGen, Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:AXGN) by 5.7% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 52,200 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,800 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned about 0.14% of AxoGen, Inc Common Stock worth $2,623,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System boosted its holdings in AxoGen, Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:AXGN) by 17.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 23,103 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 3,490 shares during the quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System owned 0.06% of AxoGen, Inc Common Stock worth $1,161,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Flushing Financial Corporation(FFIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Flushing Financial (NASDAQ:FFIC) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note published on Saturday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Flushing Financial (NASDAQ:FFIC) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

    Fly Leasing (NYSE:FLY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $17.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Fly Leasing Limited, formerly known as Babcock & Brown Air Limited, is engaged in acquiring and leasing modern, high-demand and fuel-efficient commercial jet aircraft under long-term contracts to a diverse group of airlines throughout the world. The Company’s strategy is to effectively manage its fleet and grow its portfolio through accretive acquisitions of aircraft. FLY Leasing is managed and serviced by BBAM L.P., an aircraft leasing company. BBAM acts as manager of FLY Leasing and servicer of the aircraft portfolio under multi-year management and servicing agreements. In addition to arranging for the leasing of the fleet, BBAM assists in the acquiring and disposing of aircraft, marketeering aircraft for lease and release, collecting rents and other payments from the lessees of aircraft, monitoring maintenance, insurance and other obligations under leases, and enforcing FLY Leasing’s rights against lessees. BBAM is an independent company. FLY Leasing Limited is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. “

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Flushing Financial (NASDAQ:FFIC) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report released on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Flushing Financial (NASDAQ:FFIC) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday.

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    Flushing Financial Corp  (NASDAQ:FFIC)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 01, 2019, 9:30 a.m. ET

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Synopsys, Inc.(SNPS)

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) which traded up over 6% at $100.70. The stock’s 52-week range is $77.91 to $101.76. Volume was about 4 million compared to the daily average volume of nearly 1 million.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Royal London Asset Management Ltd. purchased a new stake in Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 60,026 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,137,000.

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Advance Auto Parts Inc(AAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Shares of Advanced Auto Parts (NYSE:AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider for professional installers and do-it-yourself consumers, are up 8% as of 3:25 p.m. EDT Tuesday after a strong second-quarter result. In fact, the company’s strong earnings result even boosted the share price of its competitors: AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) popped more than 5% during early afternoon trading, and O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) also logged a smaller 3% gain.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Advance Auto Parts Inc. (NYSE: AAP) is scheduled to share its quarterly report early on Tuesday. The consensus estimates are $1.85 in EPS on revenue of $2.27 billion. Shares were last seen trading at $146.35. The stock has a 52-week range of $78.81 to $148.70, and the consensus price target is $135.13.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP) which rose 4% to $114.21. The stock’s 52-week range is $78.81 to $158.59. Volume was nearly 2 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.5 million.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: VALE S.A.(VALE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Next up, the Justice Department has formally charged Huawei with a list of crimes that include stealing trade secrets from T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) as well as bank and wire fraud. And while China will have the telecom and smartphone giant’s back, there’s probably no way this ends well. Finally, after last week’s Brumadinho dam disaster, which spilled 3 million gallons of contaminated mining waste, destroyed a town, and killed at least 65 people in Brazil, Vale (NYSE:VALE) shareholders have to be asking themselves if the company is doomed.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) gapped down before the market opened on Monday . The stock had previously closed at $13.11, but opened at $12.82. Vale shares last traded at $12.49, with a volume of 13924600 shares.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Wheaton first took the gold leap in 2013 when it struck an agreement with mining giant Vale (NYSE:VALE) to buy 25% of the gold produced from its Salobo mine in Brazil for the life of mine, as well as 70% of the gold produced from its Sudbury mines in Canada for a 20-year term. Wheaton paid $1.9 billion to Vale in addition to stock warrants for the deal.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Brookfield Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 40,493 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $515,000.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    In June Wheaton announced that it had purchased a cobalt stream from giant miner Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) for an up-front payment of $390 million. Starting in 2021 Wheaton will receive 42.4% of the Voisey’s Bay mine’s cobalt production until certain production targets are met, at which point it will receive half that amount. Wheaton’s cost will be pegged at 18% of the spot price for cobalt until certain financial targets are met, and will become 22% thereafter. Cobalt is a byproduct at this mine, which primarily produces nickel. Vale is using the cash to expand the mine, with a production ramp-up expected in 2021. 

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Galapagos NV(GLPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephen Mack]

    Our investing experts have made some tremendous picks over the last several years, outperforming the S&P 500 by 100%, 200%, or even as much as 700% in the case of Money Morning Executive Editor Bill Patalon’s 2012 pick of Galapagos NV (Nasdaq: GLPG).

  • [By Keith Speights]

    When it comes to treating cystic fibrosis (CF), you have Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX) and, well, that’s pretty much it. However, Galapagos (NASDAQ:GLPG) still hopes to challenge Vertex in the CF market in the not-too-distant future. The clinical-stage biotech also could soon have a big winner outside of the CF indication.

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Keith Speights, and Sean Williams]

    Around 44,000 CF patients have gene mutations that are addressable by Vertex’s current drugs. The company is moving forward with several late-stage studies of new triple-drug combinations that hold the potential to treat another 24,000 CF patients. While AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) and Galapagos (NASDAQ:GLPG) are also developing triple-drug CF combos, Vertex has a clear head start.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: First Choice Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (FCHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    First Choice Healthcare Solutions (OTCMKTS: FCHS) and Enzo Biochem (NYSE:ENZ) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: GSE Systems, Inc.(GVP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    GSE Systems (NYSEAMERICAN:GVP) SVP Daniel Warren Pugh sold 4,400 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.75, for a total value of $16,500.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 51,613 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $193,548.75. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation(WMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capit (NYSE:WMC) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Wednesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lincoln National Corp acquired a new position in Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp (NYSE:WMC) during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund acquired 11,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $115,000.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now

The fact that gaming is no longer just gaming continues to benefit esports stocks. Esports, or competitions centered on video gaming, has reached new heights in popularity. Since Activision (NASDAQ:ATVI) created its Overwatch League for competitive gaming, esports have increased in popularity.

Over 360 million watched streamed video of the League of Legends competition. Since then, Arlington, Texas — already home to both the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers — will construct another sporting facility as it builds the largest arena in the country dedicated to esports. Further, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) may approve esports as a competition starting with the 2024 Olympic Games.

Such a trend affects stocks across the tech landscape. Not only are gaming companies helped, other firms also derive a considerable benefit. Many point to the stocks that dominate American video gaming, namely Activision, Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), and Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO) as obvious winners.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation(WMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capit (NYSE:WMC) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Wednesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lincoln National Corp acquired a new position in Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp (NYSE:WMC) during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund acquired 11,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $115,000.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Virtusa Corporation(VRTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $279.85 million.

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Virtusa (NASDAQ:VRTU) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks issued their Q1 2020 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Virtusa in a report released on Wednesday, May 16th. SunTrust Banks analyst F. Atkins expects that the information technology services provider will post earnings of $0.33 per share for the quarter. SunTrust Banks currently has a “Hold” rating on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Virtusa’s Q2 2020 earnings at $0.46 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.56 EPS and Q4 2020 earnings at $0.60 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sei Investments Co. reduced its stake in Virtusa Co. (NASDAQ:VRTU) by 5.5% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 21,835 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after selling 1,275 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co.’s holdings in Virtusa were worth $1,058,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Great Lakes Advisors LLC grew its holdings in shares of Virtusa (NASDAQ:VRTU) by 38.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 166,531 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after buying an additional 45,860 shares during the quarter. Great Lakes Advisors LLC owned 0.57% of Virtusa worth $8,070,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Virtusa (NASDAQ:VRTU) had its target price lifted by equities research analysts at Wedbush from $60.00 to $70.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. The brokerage currently has an “outperform” rating on the information technology services provider’s stock. Wedbush’s price target suggests a potential upside of 23.09% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Walker & Dunlop, Inc.(WD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD), Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU), and Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD) actually have relatively low valuations. Here’s why these are three bargain stocks you can buy right now. 

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Walker & Dunlop (NYSE: WD) and Medallion Financial (NASDAQ:MFIN) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) shares were down 5.2% during mid-day trading on Wednesday after the company announced weaker than expected quarterly earnings. The company traded as low as $52.74 and last traded at $56.18. Approximately 824,229 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 265% from the average daily volume of 225,646 shares. The stock had previously closed at $59.26.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Rhumbline Advisers lifted its holdings in Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD) by 1.5% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 66,236 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 961 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned approximately 0.22% of Walker & Dunlop worth $3,936,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Boston Partners increased its holdings in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) by 3.1% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,495,943 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 45,657 shares during the period. Boston Partners owned about 4.82% of Walker & Dunlop worth $83,249,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Assetmark Inc. boosted its holdings in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) by 40,411.1% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 3,646 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 3,637 shares during the period. Assetmark Inc.’s holdings in Walker & Dunlop were worth $217,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: FIRST REPUBLIC BANK(FRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Barclays (NYSE:BCS) and First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallApril 13, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET

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Top 5 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(LXRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Sanofi’s also awaiting an FDA decision on sotagliflozin, a drug it licensed from Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) in 2015 for $300 million up front, up to $430 million in development and regulatory milestones, up to $990 million in specified sales milestones, and tiered, escalating royalties ranging from low double-digit percentages to 40% of net sales. 

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) shares surged 144.96 percent to close at $265.61 on Thursday in reaction to an encouraging Phase 2 clinical trial update. The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company said its liver-directed, thyroid hormone receptor called MGL-3196 showed a statistical significance in the primary endpoint of lowering liver fat at 12 weeks and also 36 weeks.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) shares rose 101.01 percent to close at $9.99 on Thursday after falling 4.42 percent on Wednesday.
    Akers Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKER) jumped 45.58 percent to close at $0.474. The developer of rapid health information technologies said Wednesday afternoon it was granted a 180-day extension from the Nasdaq Stock Market to meet the requirement of a minimum $1.00 per share closing bid price for 10 straight days.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) gained 40.93 percent to close at $3.03 after the FDA approved Kitov's Consensi for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain and hypertension.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 28.21 percent to close at $19.86.
    J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE: JILL) climbed 26.45 percent to close at $7.84 after the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Curis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) shares climbed 21.93 percent to close at $2.78 in reaction to an encouraging FDA update. The biotechnology company that focuses on therapies for the treatment of cancer said the FDA granted a Fast Track designation for fimepinostat (CUDC-907) in patients with relapsed or refractory.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 21.23 percent to close at $7.48.
    Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIRK) rose 16.21 percent to close at $12.83 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    The Brink's Company (NYSE: BCO) jumped 16.2 percent to close at $79.25 as the company announced plans to acquire Dunbar Armored for $520 million in cash.
    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) rose 15.14 percent to c

Top Biotech Stocks For 2019

First do no harm.

That’s a core principle for treating patients. But a promising gene-editing method called CRISPR-Cas9 could potentially harm patients. Two papers published in Nature Medicine on Monday raised concerns that using CRISPR-Cas9 to edit genes could increase the chances that cancer cells develop.

The stocks of CRISPR Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CRSP), Editas Medicine (NASDAQ:EDIT), and Intellia Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NTLA) plunged on the news. All three of these biotechs
are pioneering development of gene-editing therapies using CRISPR-Cas9.

But should investors panic because of the possibility that CRISPR-Cas9 could cause cancer? Not at all. Here are three reasons why you should remain calm.

1. It’s Still Early
Do initial research findings in the scientific community sometimes prove to be incomplete or even incorrect? Absolutely. It has even happened relatively recently with CRISPR-Cas9.

Top Biotech Stocks For 2019: Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd.(OSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News articles about Ossen Innovation (NASDAQ:OSN) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ossen Innovation earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the construction company an impact score of 45.9401388856467 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares jumped 29.86 percent to close at $2.87 on Friday.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares gained 28.87 percent to close at $8.75 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Mexco Energy Corporation (NYSE: MXC) gained 27.02 percent to close at $5.4744.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) climbed 26 percent to close at $23.94. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 25.64 percent to close at $42.44 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.19 percent to close at $8.50 after reporting Q2 results.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares gained 22.45 percent to close at $31.58 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) gained 22.31 percent to close at $6.25 after reporting Q1 results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares jumped 22.27 percent to close at $121.46 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Jerash Holdings (US), Inc. (NASDAQ: JRSH) gained 20.86 percent to close at $8.46.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 19.83 percent to close at $6.89 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 18.01 percent to close at $55.95 on Friday after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 17.73 percent to close at $21.25 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Schmitt Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMIT) rose 17.41 percent to close at $2.36.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares gained 16.78 percent to close at $12.25 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares rose 14.23 percent to close at $63.40 following Q1 result

Top Biotech Stocks For 2019: Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation(WMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capit (NYSE:WMC) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Wednesday.

Top Biotech Stocks For 2019: Carrols Restaurant Group Inc.(TAST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) rose 30.8 percent to $22.00 in pre-market trading after declining 18.63 percent on Monday.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 14.5 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) rose 15.2 percent to $4.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) shares rose 14.1 percent to $19.50 in pre-market trading after reporting stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) rose 13.4 percent to $15.40 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) shares rose 13.2 percent to $16.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 12.6 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) shares rose 10 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 9.7 percent to $3.05 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 8 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 7.3 percent to $23.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG) rose 7.1 percent to $6.09 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) rose 6.4 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.08 percent on Monday.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 6.3 percent to $11.75 in pre-market trading fol
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Carrols Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:TAST) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report released on Wednesday.

    Several other research analysts also recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Carrols Restaurant Group from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Carrols Restaurant Group from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Saturday, May 5th. Dougherty & Co reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Carrols Restaurant Group in a report on Sunday, March 4th. Finally, Citigroup cut their price objective on shares of Carrols Restaurant Group from $16.00 to $15.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a report on Monday, March 5th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $14.50.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eight analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $15.50.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Burger King franchisee Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) announced strong first-quarter 2018 results on Tuesday morning, showcasing continued momentum in both comparable-restaurant sales and revenue from acquired locations over the past year. Carrols was also able to considerably narrow its losses in this seasonally slow quarter.