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Best Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019

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Welcome to The Salary Chronicles, where we’re bringing transparency to negotiation and salaries, one story at a time. We ask women to share their experiences negotiating their salary and what their advice is for others doing the same. We share these stories anonymously so they feel comfortable speaking as openly and as freely as possible.

This week we’re speaking with a woman who was in a career rut and felt undervalued. Instead of staying stuck, she worked on improving her whole self, and as a result was offered a job that exceeded the ambitious income goal she had set for herself. 

Title: Management Consultant

Location: Denver, CO

Original Salary: $45k

Negotiated Salary: $80k

What was the situation?

I had been working as a consultant for 4 years and by the end I hated it. The hours were long, I wasn’t making a lot of money, and I didn’t want to move up any further with my company. On the outside, it looked like I had a great career, but deep down I knew it wasn’t a fit.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.(ENT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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    Breaking News: Blue Eagle Lithium Inc. Announces Official Launch of Website and Introduces Core Leadership Team (financialbuzz.com) Lithium Demand Flourishes on Global EV Popularity (kxxv.com) In-Flight Entertainment Systems Market Professional Survey in-depth analysis, industry demands Report Forecast to 2025 (empowerednews.net) Towerstream (TWER) & Global Eagle Entertainment (ENT) Critical Analysis (americanbankingnews.com) Press Release: Global Eagle wins new agreements with Hasbro and Sanrio (runwaygirlnetwork.com)

    ENT stock traded down $0.03 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $2.55. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 99,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 657,265. The company has a quick ratio of 0.82, a current ratio of 0.96 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -8.01. Global Eagle Entertainment has a 52-week low of $0.87 and a 52-week high of $3.59. The stock has a market capitalization of $245.55 million, a PE ratio of -1.29 and a beta of 1.88.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ENTCash (ENT) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the X11 hashing algorithm. ENTCash’s total supply is 600,000,000 coins. ENTCash’s official website is entcash.com. ENTCash’s official Twitter account is @Eternity_Group and its Facebook page is accessible here.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ENTCash (CURRENCY:ENT) traded flat against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 23:00 PM Eastern on June 20th. ENTCash has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of ENTCash was traded on exchanges in the last day. One ENTCash coin can now be bought for about $0.0249 or 0.00000273 BTC on major exchanges. During the last seven days, ENTCash has traded flat against the dollar.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc.(FMBH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. Common Stock (NASDAQ:FMBH) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. is a financial holding company. The Company is engaged in the business of banking through its wholly owned subsidiary, First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, N.A. It operates in three lines of business: community banking and wealth management through First Mid Bank, and insurance brokerage through First Mid Insurance Group. The company’s deposit products include demand, savings, money market, and time deposits, as well as NOW accounts. Its loan portfolio primarily comprise commercial real estate, commercial and industrial, agricultural and agricultural real estate, residential real estate, and consumer loans. The company also offers estate planning, investment, and farm management services; and employee benefit services. In addition, it provides commercial lines insurance to businesses; and homeowner, automobile, and other types of personal lines insurance to individuals. First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc is headquartered in Mattoon, Illinois. “

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FMBH) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the six research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $44.25.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc. Common Stock (FMBH)

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Best Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: Penske Automotive Group, Inc.(PAG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. lessened its position in shares of Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG) by 13.3% during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 24,679 shares of the company’s stock after selling 3,780 shares during the quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Penske Automotive Group were worth $1,156,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Penske Automotive Group (PAG)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Penske Automotive Group (NYSE: PAG) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Penske Automotive Group to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

  • [By John Rosevear]

    Daimler said that two companies that operate fleets of big trucks have signed up to participate in the pilot program for the two new electric trucks being developed by its Freightliner brand:

    Penske Truck Leasing is a corporate sibling of Penske Automotive Group (NYSE:PAG) that leases and maintains over 240,000 trucks around the world. NFI Industries is a full-service logistics company, a freight hauler that operates a fleet of over 4,000 tractors and 8,700 trailers.

    Daimler said that it will supply Penske and NFI with a test fleet of 30 prototype electric trucks before the end of the year. The two companies will evaluate the new Freightliners, working closely with Freightliner engineers to provide detailed feedback to help the company refine the trucks’ designs.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Penske Automotive Group Inc. (NYSE: PAG) was started as Buy and assigned a $60 target price (versus a $51.95 close) at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.

    SecureWorks Corp. (NASDAQ: SCWX) was downgraded to Sell from Neutral with an $11 price target (versus a $13.55 close) at UBS. It has a 52-week trading range of $7.83 to $15.88.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Paragon Banking Group PLC (LON:PAG) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 511.40 ($6.60).

Best Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd.(WTM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff and Michael Douglass]

    Is White Mountains Insurance (NYSE:WTM) an early-stage Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) or are the business models completely different? Here’s a look at the similarities and differences between the two conglomerates and another “mini-Berkshire” that could be worth examining instead.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Over the past few years, White Mountains Insurance (NYSE:WTM) has exited most of its insurance businesses and now looks more like a conglomerate. Here’s an overview of what the company does now.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    One of the more interesting businesses in White Mountains Insurance’s (NYSE:WTM) portfolio, PassportCard and DavidShield provides insurance to foreign travelers in case of medical mishaps abroad. Here’s what this business does and where it could go from here.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    These days, White Mountains Insurance’s (NYSE:WTM) only real insurance operation is its municipal bond reinsurance subsidiaries. Here’s how the business works and how it makes money.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    White Mountains Insurance (NYSE:WTM) has largely exited its traditional insurance businesses, but it has some major businesses that are closely related to the insurance industry. Here’s a rundown of what NSM Insurance and MediaAlpha do and how White Mountains makes money from them.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: Galaxy Resources Limited (GALXF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Galaxy Resources [ASX:GXY] (OTCPK:GALXF) – Price = AUD 3.42

    Galaxy Resources is an Australian pure play lithium miner with 3 lithium projects globally.

Top Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

There were eight initial public offerings (IPOs) on the calendar last week and six succeeded in gaining access to the public markets. The total amount raised over $2 billion and the average first-day pop was around 13.7%.

Nine IPO’s are on the coming week’s calendar and they are looking to raise a combined total of about $2.1 billion.

Here’s a recap of last week’s IPOs:

National Vision Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: EYE) raised #384 million in an IPO that priced at $22, above the expected range. Shares got a first day pop of 27% and closed the week up 28%.

Ablynx NV (NASDAQ: ABLX) raised $200 million in an upsized offering of 11.5 million shares at $17.50, the high end of the IPO range. Shares popped 29% on the first day of trading and closed the week up 17%.

ForeScout Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT) raised $116 million in an upsized offering of 5.3 million shares at $22, the high end of its expected range. Shares got a 16% pop on the Friday IPO.

Top Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd.(WTM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    White Mountains Insurance Group (NYSE: WTM) and AXIS Capital (NYSE:AXS) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff and Michael Douglass]

    Is White Mountains Insurance (NYSE:WTM) an early-stage Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) or are the business models completely different? Here’s a look at the similarities and differences between the two conglomerates and another “mini-Berkshire” that could be worth examining instead.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Over the past few years, White Mountains Insurance (NYSE:WTM) has exited most of its insurance businesses and now looks more like a conglomerate. Here’s an overview of what the company does now.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    White Mountains Insurance (NYSE:WTM) has a sizable investment in Kudu Investment Management, an advisory and capital business with a unique business model. Here’s an overview of Kudu and where it could be heading in the future.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    White Mountains Insurance (NYSE:WTM) has largely exited its traditional insurance businesses, but it has some major businesses that are closely related to the insurance industry. Here’s a rundown of what NSM Insurance and MediaAlpha do and how White Mountains makes money from them.

Top Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Tucows Inc.(TCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) (TSE:TC) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Thursday.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Online services veteran Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) reported first-quarter earnings last night, and the mixed results failed to impress investors. The stock fell as much as 9.4% Thursday morning before bouncing back to a smaller 6% drop.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Domain name registrar and network services operator Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) recently reported fourth-quarter results where both revenues and earnings fell compared to the year-ago period. The company reported earnings of $0.42 per share on $85.6 million in top-line sales as Tucows handed off nearly 3 million domain names to other registrars and struggled to find traction for its Ting Mobile network services.

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Anders Bylund, and Maxx Chatsko]

    So which growth stocks are worthy of an investment today? We asked three Motley Fool contributors to weigh in and they called out Corcept Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CORT), Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX), and New Relic (NYSE:NEWR). 

Top Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Crown Media Holdings, Inc.(CRWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Crown Capital Partners (TSE:CRWN) had its price target cut by Cormark from C$12.00 to C$11.00 in a report issued on Thursday.

    Several other equities analysts have also issued reports on CRWN. National Bank Financial reissued a sector perform rating and issued a C$11.00 price target on shares of Crown Capital Partners in a report on Wednesday, November 28th. BMO Capital Markets decreased their price target on shares of Crown Capital Partners from C$11.50 to C$11.00 and set an outperform rating for the company in a report on Monday, January 14th. Raymond James reissued an outperform rating and issued a C$11.50 price target on shares of Crown Capital Partners in a report on Monday, February 11th. Finally, Acumen Capital reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a C$11.80 target price on shares of Crown Capital Partners in a research note on Tuesday, February 19th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Acumen Capital reissued their buy rating on shares of Crown Capital Partners (TSE:CRWN) in a research report report published on Tuesday. Acumen Capital currently has a C$11.80 target price on the stock.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019

What happened

Shares of natural gas fuel company Clean Energy Fuels Corp (NASDAQ:CLNE) fell as much as 12.7% in trading Friday as oil prices continue to swing wildly on the market. Shares gained back some of their losses late in the day but were still down 8.7% at 3:25 p.m. EDT. 

So what

Yesterday, fellow Fool Jason Hall highlighted how rising oil prices were helping push Clean Energy Fuels’ shares higher. That trade reversed course today with WTI crude oil prices down 2% to $65.68 and Brent crude oil down 1.1% to $76.69 as I’m writing. 

Image source: Getty Images.

The truth is that a stock that’s risen as fast as Clean Energy Fuels is bound to pull back eventually. And shares are still trading at the same level as earlier this week. 

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Enbridge Inc(ENB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    Enbridge: A Closer Look At The Growth Opportunities (seekingalpha.com) Free Technical Research on Enbridge and Three More Oil & Gas Pipelines Equities (finance.yahoo.com) Enbridge (ENB) & Mplx (MPLX) Head-To-Head Analysis (americanbankingnews.com) Staff members recommend state regulators approve controversial Enbridge pipeline project (m.startribune.com) Environmentalists to Speak Out About Replacement Plans of Enbridge Line 5 (9and10news.com)

    Shares of Enbridge traded down $0.05, hitting $32.41, during trading hours on Wednesday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. 3,531,717 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,568,781. Enbridge has a 1 year low of $29.00 and a 1 year high of $42.31. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02, a current ratio of 0.62 and a quick ratio of 0.55. The stock has a market capitalization of $54.99 billion, a PE ratio of 21.05, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.84 and a beta of 0.67.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Income investors have to evaluate a lot of factors when looking at the dividend stocks they add to their portfolios. One quick way to streamline the process is to focus on high-yield stocks of companies with long histories of dividend increases. Right now midstream energy players Magellan Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:MMP), Enterprise Products Partners LP (NYSE:EPD), and Enbridge Inc. (NYSE:ENB) look like top options. Here’s what you need to know about each.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    D.B. Root & Company LLC boosted its position in Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) (TSE:ENB) by 56.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 10,823 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after buying an additional 3,889 shares during the quarter. D.B. Root & Company LLC’s holdings in Enbridge were worth $341,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    One item, however, to keep an eye on is any impact from the recent issues that the company has had on some of its pipelines. In December, for example, disruptions impacted TransCanada’s Keystone pipeline and Enbridge’s (NYSE:ENB) Mainline system. The issue caused a temporary shutdown of Keystone while reducing flows on Enbridge’s pipeline. Meanwhile, a recent leak caused a shutdown of Keystone and Enbridge’s Platte pipeline earlier this month. Given those issues, investors should see if they had any noticeable impact on the company’s financial results either during the fourth quarter or the current one.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Matthew DiLallo, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    While we aren’t prognosticators on crude oil prices, there does appear to be a lot of value in the energy sector at this price level. So we asked three Motley Fool investors to highlight a stock in the sector they like this month. Here’s why they picked Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD), Enbridge (NYSE:ENB), and Transocean (NYSE:RIG). 

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd.(WTM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Sean Williams, and Brian Stoffel]

    So we asked three Motley Fool contributors to each highlight a stock they think would be right up Warren Buffett’s alley. Here’s why they picked Waste Management (NYSE:WM), White Mountains Insurance Group (NYSE:WTM), and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL). 

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    White Mountains Insurance Group (NYSE: WTM) and AXIS Capital (NYSE:AXS) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    White Mountains Insurance (NYSE:WTM) has a lot in common with Warren Buffett-led Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B). The company’s insurance-based businesses have fueled the company’s investment portfolio, to name the key similarity. However, there are some big differences investors should be aware of before adding White Mountains to their portfolios.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    One of the more interesting businesses in White Mountains Insurance’s (NYSE:WTM) portfolio, PassportCard and DavidShield provides insurance to foreign travelers in case of medical mishaps abroad. Here’s what this business does and where it could go from here.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    These days, White Mountains Insurance’s (NYSE:WTM) only real insurance operation is its municipal bond reinsurance subsidiaries. Here’s how the business works and how it makes money.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Container Store (TCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    The Container Store Group (NYSE:TCS) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 5, 2019 4:30 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) fell 15.2 percent to $3.51 in pre-market trading after surging 88.18 percent on Tuesday.
    Pfenex Inc. (NASDAQ: PFNX) shares fell 15 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after the company announced an offering of common stock.
    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRGB) fell 17.6 percent to $47.75 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat results for its first quarter and issued a weak earnings forecast for the second quarter.
    Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) fell 13 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading after reporting weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
    Ardelyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX) shares fell 12.1 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after reporting pricing of public offering of common stock.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) shares fell 9.8 percent to $27.31 in pre-market trading.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) fell 6.5 percent to $6.60 in pre-market trading.
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) shares fell 5.8 percent to $71.02 in pre-market trading. Target reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter, while sales exceeded estimates.
    PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE: PBF) shares fell 5.7 percent to $42.42 in pre-market trading

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) shares gained 88.18 percent to close at $4.14 on Tuesday.
    Regional Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHE) shares jumped 18.04 percent to close at $0.3010 on Tuesday.
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) shares gained 16.61 percent to close at $0.49 after the nano-cap specialty diagnostics company said it saw an acceleration of sales in its Pathology services in April. The company now expects to see a sequential double digit quarterly sales growth.
    Arcturus Therapeutics Ltd. (NASDAQ: ARCT) rose 16.09 percent to close at $7.00 on Tuesday.
    America's Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) gained 14.53 percent to close at $62.65 after reporting upbeat Q4 results.
    NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSTG) shares surged 12.64 percent to close at $13.19.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) gained 12.12 percent to close at $4.07 on Tuesday.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) shares climbed 11.58 percent to close at $6.55 on Tuesday.
    American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) rose 11.23 percent to close at $32.28 following a report from Reuters that the company is looking for a sale.
    iQIYI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) gained 11.15 percent to close at $22.52.
    Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT) rose 10.4 percent to close at $7.11.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) gained 10.26 percent to close at $3.33. Stein Mart is expected to release quarterly earnings on May 23.
    MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG) shares rose 10.11 percent to close at $8.06.
    The Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) gained 8.2 percent to close at $8.18. Container Store reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter after the closing bell.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares gained 7.69 percent to close at $9.10 after the company reported upbeat Q2 results.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 6.4 percent to close at $59.03 after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.

     

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Container Store Group (NYSE:TCS) has faced some major challenges in recent years. The entire retail sector has struggled through tough times in the wake of rising competition from e-commerce, and for the organizational goods retailer in particular, efforts to remain true to its conscious-capitalism approach haven’t helped the stock regain the substantial amount of ground it has lost over the past five years.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.(ARE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    It’s not just tech companies that can trace their roots back to a garage. According to co-founder Joel Marcus, Alexandria Real Estate Equities (NYSE:ARE) — a real estate investment trust specializing in life sciences laboratory and office space — got its start in a garage, too. Since its founding in 1994, Alexandria Real Estate has grown into an $18 billion commercial real estate Goliath with $1.1 billion in annual revenue. Can this company’s success continue? I recently spoke with Marcus to learn more about the company and its opportunities.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Orchid Island Capital (NYSE: ORC) and Alexandria Real Estate Equities (NYSE:ARE) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc (NYSE:ARE) Director Maria C. Freire sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $128.67, for a total transaction of $386,010.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 3,344 shares in the company, valued at approximately $430,272.48. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Aecon Group Inc. (TSE:ARE) – Stock analysts at Desjardins cut their FY2018 earnings estimates for Aecon Group in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, May 24th. Desjardins analyst B. Poirier now forecasts that the company will post earnings of $0.96 per share for the year, down from their prior forecast of $1.14. Desjardins currently has a “Buy” rating on the stock.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now

KBC Group NV grew its stake in shares of Dynex Capital Inc (NYSE:DX) by 12.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 75,996 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 8,317 shares during the period. KBC Group NV owned about 0.14% of Dynex Capital worth $504,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans raised its stake in shares of Dynex Capital by 9.7% during the first quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 592,292 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $3,927,000 after acquiring an additional 52,400 shares in the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC raised its stake in Dynex Capital by 20.1% in the first quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 109,981 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $729,000 after buying an additional 18,444 shares in the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in Dynex Capital by 19.9% in the first quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 231,162 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,533,000 after buying an additional 38,306 shares in the last quarter. LSV Asset Management raised its stake in Dynex Capital by 5.2% in the first quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 1,711,988 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $11,350,000 after buying an additional 84,488 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Prudential Financial Inc. raised its stake in Dynex Capital by 1.9% in the first quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 700,386 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $4,644,000 after buying an additional 13,100 shares in the last quarter. 51.47% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: CNO Financial Group, Inc.(CNO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Coin(O) (CURRENCY:CNO) traded down 4.8% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on June 1st. One Coin(O) coin can now be purchased for approximately $0.0016 or 0.00000021 BTC on major exchanges. Coin(O) has a total market cap of $165,553.00 and approximately $30.00 worth of Coin(O) was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, Coin(O) has traded 10.4% higher against the US dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CNO Financial Group (NYSE:CNO) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $19.32 and last traded at $19.49, with a volume of 149704 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $19.81.

  • [By ]

    The Evercore analysts also said that Metlife Inc. (MET) and CNO Financial Group Inc. (CNO) have “sizable exposure” to long-term care from a reserve standpoint, “but our analysis indicates that their blocks have below average risk and/or more robust reserves versus peers, implying a lower risk of charges over the next few years.”

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CNO Financial Group (NYSE:CNO) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 10th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 11th will be given a dividend of 0.10 per share by the financial services provider on Monday, June 25th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 8th. This is a boost from CNO Financial Group’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.09.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.(EXPD)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News articles about Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Expeditors International of Washington earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 46.7570916317495 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Adviser Investments LLC trimmed its holdings in Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD) by 78.8% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 2,550 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 9,500 shares during the period. Adviser Investments LLC’s holdings in Expeditors International of Washington were worth $161,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven research firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have given a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $65.63.

  • [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.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation(PGC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son (NYSE: NTB) and Peapack-Gladstone Financial Co. Common Stock (NASDAQ:PGC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Thrivent Financial for Lutherans lifted its position in shares of Peapack-Gladstone Financial Co. Common Stock (NASDAQ:PGC) by 16.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 48,531 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,789 shares during the quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans owned about 0.26% of Peapack-Gladstone Financial Co. Common Stock worth $1,621,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd.(WTM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    White Mountains Insurance (NYSE:WTM) has a lot in common with Warren Buffett-led Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B). The company’s insurance-based businesses have fueled the company’s investment portfolio, to name the key similarity. However, there are some big differences investors should be aware of before adding White Mountains to their portfolios.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff and Michael Douglass]

    Is White Mountains Insurance(NYSE:WTM) an early-stage Berkshire Hathaway(NYSE:BRK-A)(NYSE:BRK-B)or are the business models completely different? Here’s a look at the similarities and differences between the two conglomerates and another “mini-Berkshire” that could be worth examining instead.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    White Mountains Insurance(NYSE:WTM) has largely exited its traditional insurance businesses, but it has some major businesses that are closely related to the insurance industry. Here’s a rundown of what NSM Insurance and MediaAlpha do and how White Mountains makes money from them.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: S&W Seed Company(SANW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    S&w Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) – Equities researchers at B. Riley decreased their Q3 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for S&w Seed in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, May 10th. B. Riley analyst S. Sherbetchyan now anticipates that the company will post earnings of $0.00 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.01. B. Riley has a “Buy” rating and a $5.50 price objective on the stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Alico (NASDAQ: ALCO) and S&W Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Alico (NASDAQ: ALCO) and S&W Seed (NASDAQ:SANW) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Top High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019

Whittier Trust Co. lessened its holdings in shares of Dow Chemical (NYSE:DWDP) by 0.4% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 238,069 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,038 shares during the period. Whittier Trust Co.’s holdings in Dow Chemical were worth $15,165,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of DWDP. Clear Harbor Asset Management LLC grew its holdings in Dow Chemical by 45.5% during the first quarter. Clear Harbor Asset Management LLC now owns 4,102 shares of the company’s stock valued at $261,000 after purchasing an additional 1,282 shares during the last quarter. Braun Stacey Associates Inc. grew its holdings in Dow Chemical by 1.3% during the first quarter. Braun Stacey Associates Inc. now owns 195,803 shares of the company’s stock valued at $12,475,000 after purchasing an additional 2,460 shares during the last quarter. Windsor Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in Dow Chemical by 105.7% during the first quarter. Windsor Capital Management LLC now owns 17,157 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,093,000 after purchasing an additional 8,818 shares during the last quarter. FormulaFolio Investments LLC grew its holdings in Dow Chemical by 24.9% during the first quarter. FormulaFolio Investments LLC now owns 5,185 shares of the company’s stock valued at $330,000 after purchasing an additional 1,033 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Berkshire Asset Management LLC PA grew its holdings in Dow Chemical by 24.8% during the first quarter. Berkshire Asset Management LLC PA now owns 12,721 shares of the company’s stock valued at $810,000 after purchasing an additional 2,528 shares during the last quarter. 70.46% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Top High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: LGI Homes, Inc.(LGIH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall, Sean Williams, and Jordan Wathen]

    One of the best ways for investors to juice their returns is to take advantage of the market’s propensity to occasionally overlook a great company and put it on sale. Three current examples: LGI Homes Inc(NASDAQ:LGIH),Cardinal Health Inc(NYSE:CAH), andBerkshire Hathaway Inc(NYSE:BRK-B)(NYSE:BRK-A). So far this year, investors have turned away,run away, and forgotten about these wonderful companies that should make for excellent long-term investments going forward.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Look, it’s no secret that the housing market is booming right now, and that many homebuilders are doing quite well. But even with this backdrop, it’s still astounding thatLGI Homes (NASDAQ:LGIH) has been able to put up the numbers that it has recently. Forget double-digit growth — LGI was able to grow revenue by a staggering 72% compared to this time last year.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Rich Smith, and Daniel Miller]

    So we asked three Motley Fool investors to highlight stocks they consider attractive stocks that might be a value investment today. Here’s why they picked General Motors (NYSE:GM),Loma Negra Compania Industrial Argentina(NYSE:LOMA), and LGI Homes (NASDAQ:LGIH).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    These Housing Stocks Are Knocking On Buy-Zone Doors (investors.com) Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: AAOI, LGIH, MAR (nasdaq.com) LGI Beats the Street, Handily (builderonline.com) LGI Homes: 1Q Earnings Snapshot (cnbc.com) LGI Homes (LGIH) Upgraded at BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com)

    LGI Homes stock opened at $69.91 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $1.69 billion, a PE ratio of 14.78, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.11 and a beta of 0.13. LGI Homes has a 12 month low of $30.44 and a 12 month high of $81.88. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.97, a current ratio of 9.16 and a quick ratio of 1.16.

Top High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: Koss Corporation(KOSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBOT) rose 32 percent to $2.89 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it achieved robust viral clearance for its manufacturing process.
    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BW) rose 17.7 percent to $3.03 in pre-market trading after an amended 13D filing from Steel Partners Holdings shows a raised stake in the company from 6.99 million shares to 29.98 million shares, or a 17.8 percent stake.
    AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACRX) shares rose 12.7 percent to $3.55 in pre-market trading after the company announced the FDA acceptance of NDA for DSUVIA.
    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) shares rose 11.7 percent to $54.95 in pre-market trading. after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares rose 9.3 percent to $13.59 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) rose 8.1 percent to $3.46 in pre-market trading after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) rose 8.1 percent to $52.35 in pre-market trading after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNS) rose 8.1 percent to $5.65 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.30 percent on Wednesday.
    CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE: CVM) rose 6.1 percent to $3.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 9.51 percent on Wednesday.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 6 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading after reporting a loan deal for $40 million in term loans with Hercules Capital.
    Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SSI) rose 5.6 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS) shares rose 5.2 percent to $2.42 in the pre-market trading session after falling 2.54 percent on Wednesday.

     

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Loxo Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOXO) rose 17.1 percent to $163.30 in pre-market trading as the company disclosed that LOXO-292 Phase 1 trial abstract was selected for 'Best of ASCO'.
    CytomX Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTMX) rose 11.5 percent to $27.15 in pre-market trading after the company announced presentations at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) rose 12.3 percent to $5.47 in pre-market trading after reporting narrower-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares rose 7.1 percent to $3.62 in the pre-market trading session.
    Baozun Inc. (NASDAQ: BZUN) shares rose 5.8 percent to $47.65 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) rose 5.5 percent to $46.00 in pre-market trading.
    Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) rose 5.3 percent to $40.50 in pre-market trading after The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE: WMB) announced agreement to acquire all public equity of Williams Partners in a $10.5 billion deal.
    Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS) shares rose 4.6 percent to $2.72 in pre-market trading after surging 12.55 percent on Wednesday.
    Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) rose 4.5 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.66 percent on Wednesday.
    Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) rose 4.1 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after climbing 7.90 percent on Wednesday.
    Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE: KOS) rose 4 percent to $7.70 in pre-market trading.

     

Top High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2019: White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd.(WTM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    One of the more interesting businesses in White Mountains Insurance’s(NYSE:WTM) portfolio, PassportCard and DavidShield provides insurance to foreign travelers in case of medical mishaps abroad. Here’s what this business does and where it could go from here.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff and Michael Douglass]

    Is White Mountains Insurance(NYSE:WTM) an early-stage Berkshire Hathaway(NYSE:BRK-A)(NYSE:BRK-B)or are the business models completely different? Here’s a look at the similarities and differences between the two conglomerates and another “mini-Berkshire” that could be worth examining instead.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Over the past few years, White Mountains Insurance(NYSE:WTM) has exited most of its insurance businesses and now looks more like a conglomerate. Here’s an overview of what the company does now.