Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019

The dividend stocks that investors like most do two things: They pay ample dividends to their shareholders, and they increase the amount that they pay consistently over time. The truly best dividend stocks go a step further, making dividend boosts a habit that investors can bank on year in and year out.

Once dividend stocks get a reputation for excellence, they generally like to keep it. It’s not a sure thing, but that desire to keep up their streaks should give Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT), and General Mills (NYSE:GIS) the incentive they need to reward their shareholders with a higher quarterly payout within the next month.

Banking on medical devices

Medical-device maker Medtronic has a strong reputation among dividend investors, and it has the longest streak of annual payout increases among these three stocks. The company currently yields 2.3%, and it’s made dividend hikes for 40 straight years. Last year’s dividend raise of 7% got paid out to shareholders in late July, with the company having announced the imminent increase on June 23. That pattern extends back for years, with declarations of higher dividends typically coming in mid- to late June.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Senior Housing Properties Trust(SNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Cabot Microelectronics Corporation(CCMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Cabot Microelectronics Co. (NASDAQ:CCMP) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $112.25.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Cabot Microelectronics Co. (NASDAQ:CCMP) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong 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 $114.80.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cabot Microelectronics (NASDAQ: CCMP) and Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and dividends.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Equifax, Inc.(EFX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Traders sold shares of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) on strength during trading on Monday. $14.23 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $53.87 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $39.64 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Equifax had the 30th highest net out-flow for the day. Equifax traded up $1.29 for the day and closed at $128.53

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    Why Is Equifax (EFX) Down 3.4% Since its Last Earnings Report? (finance.yahoo.com) Equifax to Attend the Cowen 46th Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in New York City (finance.yahoo.com) Credit freezes will be free, thanks to banking deregulation law and Equifax changes (rssfeeds.usatoday.com) Equifax (EFX) Data Shows Private Label Credit Card Delinquency Rates Up 57 Basis Points, Highest Since 2011 (streetinsider.com) Equifax Inc. (EFX) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of Equifax traded up $0.55, hitting $115.21, during trading on Friday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The stock had a trading volume of 360,176 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,087,000. The firm has a market capitalization of $13.92 billion, a PE ratio of 19.30, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.44 and a beta of 0.94. The company has a current ratio of 0.60, a quick ratio of 0.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52. Equifax has a 12 month low of $89.59 and a 12 month high of $147.02.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. decreased its position in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 23.1% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 18,673 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 5,595 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Equifax were worth $2,200,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: The Rubicon Project, Inc.(RUBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    The Rubicon Project Inc (NYSE:RUBI) saw unusually-high trading volume on Wednesday . Approximately 1,541,600 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 150% from the previous session’s volume of 615,518 shares.The stock last traded at $3.22 and had previously closed at $2.90.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Rubicon Project (NYSE: RUBI) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Rubicon Project to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rubicon Project (NYSE:RUBI) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.(WMS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE: BAH) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $1.67 billion.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.5 per share on revenue of $396.17 million.
    Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ: LABL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.06 per share on revenue of $424.96 million.
    American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.15 per share on revenue of $382.4 million.
    The Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE: BNS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $5.46 billion.
    Jianpu Technology Inc. (NYSE: JT) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $47.51 million.
    Trans World Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: TWMC) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (NYSE: WMS) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $249.44 million.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.48 per share on revenue of $5.73 million.
    Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) is projected to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ: EVGN) is expected to report earnings for its first quarter.

     

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Advanced Drainage Systems (NYSE:WMS) had its target price hoisted by equities researchers at Robert W. Baird from $29.00 to $32.00 in a report issued on Wednesday. The firm currently has an “outperform” rating on the construction company’s stock. Robert W. Baird’s price target points to a potential upside of 10.15% from the company’s previous close.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: First BanCorp.(FBP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Press coverage about First BanCorp (NYSE:FBP) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First BanCorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.5369094230747 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Prudential Financial Inc. lessened its position in First BanCorp (NYSE:FBP) by 16.5% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 906,869 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 179,820 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in First BanCorp were worth $5,459,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Advance Auto Parts (NYSE:AAP) – Equities researchers at Wedbush issued their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Advance Auto Parts in a research report issued on Tuesday, May 15th. Wedbush analyst S. Basham expects that the company will post earnings per share of $2.31 for the quarter. Wedbush has a “Buy” rating and a $130.00 price objective on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Advance Auto Parts’ Q2 2019 earnings at $2.20 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $2.02 EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at $1.42 EPS.

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Richmond Hill Investment Co., LPGlobal Indemnity Ltd (GBLI) – 1,043,157 shares, 52.79% of the total portfolio. Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP (BWP) – 713,267 shares, 10.61% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 15.69%Post Holdings Inc (POST) – 85,288 shares, 9.47% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 112.95%Advance Auto Parts Inc (AAP) – 49,106 shares, 8.53% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 20.97%American International Group Inc (AIG.WS) – 320,761 shares, 7.71% of the

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Richmond Hill Investment Co., LPGlobal Indemnity Ltd (GBLI) – 1,043,157 shares, 52.79% of the total portfolio. Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP (BWP) – 713,267 shares, 10.61% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 15.69%Post Holdings Inc (POST) – 85,288 shares, 9.47% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 112.95%Advance Auto Parts Inc (AAP) – 49,106 shares, 8.53% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 20.97%American International Group Inc (AIG.WS) – 320,761 shares, 7.71% of the

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Corning Incorporated(GLW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    Keeping in mind that Apple is valued at almost40 times the sizeof Corning, here’s how the two stack up.

    Company Cash Debt Free Cash Flow
    Corning (NYSE:GLW) $3.4 billion $4.8 billion $38 million
    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) $267 billion $101 billion $54 billion

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance. Cash includes short- and long-term investments. Free cash flow presented on trailing-12-month basis.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Back on December 5th of 2013, we added Corning (GLW) to our list around $16 and change. The stock ended up moving to a high of just over $25 per share early last year for roughly a 50% gain. Well, the stock has since come off again trading all the way back down to under $16 per share back in August of last year, before finding its way back up above $18 just yesterday. The context here is two-fold. First, the valuation metrics for GLW are once again suggesting another undervalued opportunity for a Company that is the clear leader in specialty glass and ceramics.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    After enjoying a spectacular 2017, shares of Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) have struggled in the first half of 2018, declining almost 11% year to date. At first glance, this fall is more than understandable: The company has suffered two consecutive quarters of earnings losses and, last quarter, even showed negative free cash flow. However, once investors look under the hood, they can see that some of these concerns might be overblown, and that several catalysts could propel the shares higher in the years to come.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Integrated Electrical Services Inc.(IESC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Gendell Jeffrey L decreased its stake in shares of IES Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:IESC) by 0.3% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 12,319,064 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 36,081 shares during the period. IES comprises 21.0% of Gendell Jeffrey L’s portfolio, making the stock its largest holding. Gendell Jeffrey L owned about 0.58% of IES worth $186,634,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation(SNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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    China Petroleum & Chemical (SNP) and Statoil (STO) Critical Analysis (americanbankingnews.com) Sinopec to Import Record Crude Volumes From United States (finance.yahoo.com) Read This Before Buying China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (HKG:386) For Its Upcoming $0.4 Dividend (finance.yahoo.com) Chevron (CVX) vs. Sinopec (SNP) Financial Analysis (americanbankingnews.com) Sinopec (SNP) Plans $4.57 Semi-Annual Dividend (americanbankingnews.com)

    China Petroleum & Chemical traded down $5.56, hitting $94.22, during trading on Thursday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The company had a trading volume of 254,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 190,689. The stock has a market capitalization of $125.83 billion, a PE ratio of 16.92, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.83 and a beta of 1.29. China Petroleum & Chemical has a 1-year low of $69.60 and a 1-year high of $105.61. The company has a quick ratio of 0.62, a current ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News headlines about Sinopec (NYSE:SNP) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sinopec earned a coverage optimism score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.9265677546286 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sinopec (NYSE:SNP) announced a Semi-Annual dividend on Wednesday, March 28th, Zacks reports. Investors of record on Friday, May 25th will be paid a dividend of 4.568 per share by the oil and gas company on Thursday, June 21st. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 24th.

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