Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now

That didn’t take long. After a one-week absence as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) index’s best performing stock, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has reclaimed its top ranking last week with a gain of nearly 9%. For the first two weeks of 2018, Boeing shares have added 14%.

The second-best performer among the Dow 30 so far this year is Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), up just over 8%, and it was the Dow’s second-best performer for all of 2017. General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) held the top spot in the first week of the yearbut slid to third-best last week with two-week total share price jump of 7.5%. United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) has posted a gain of just over 7% to settle into the fourth spot.

The Dow posted an all-time high of 25,810.43 on Friday and closed the week at 25,803.19, up about 540 points (about 2.1%). The index gained about 1.9% in the first week of the year.

Last Monday, Boeing announced full-year orders and deliveries of both commercial and defense aircraft. On the commercial side, the company delivered 763 jets, a new record total surpassing by one 2015’s total. Total net new orders for the year came to 912 and pushed the company’s total backlog to 5,864 commercial jets. The ratio of new orders to delivered planes (the book-to-bill ratio) was about 1.2 for the year.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: State Auto Financial Corporation(STFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ancora Advisors LLC trimmed its position in shares of State Auto Financial Corp (NASDAQ:STFC) by 18.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 29,977 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 6,762 shares during the period. Ancora Advisors LLC owned about 0.07% of State Auto Financial worth $856,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Bankwell Financial Group, Inc.(BWFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Research analysts at Boenning Scattergood started coverage on shares of Bankwell Financial Group (NASDAQ:BWFG) in a report issued on Thursday, The Fly reports. The firm set an “outperform” rating on the bank’s stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: OSI Systems, Inc.(OSIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Millennium Management LLC lessened its stake in shares of OSI Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSIS) by 40.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 255,483 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 170,680 shares during the quarter. Millennium Management LLC owned about 1.41% of OSI Systems worth $16,675,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    OSI Systems (OSIS) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com) OSI Systems (OSIS) Downgraded by BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com) OSI Systems (OSIS) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold (americanbankingnews.com) $274.42 Million in Sales Expected for OSI Systems, Inc. (OSIS) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Analysts Expect OSI Systems, Inc. (OSIS) Will Post Earnings of $0.94 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)

    OSIS has been the subject of several research reports. Sidoti initiated coverage on OSI Systems in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised OSI Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $69.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, April 4th. ValuEngine lowered OSI Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Jefferies Group lowered OSI Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and dropped their price objective for the company from $79.00 to $70.00 in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, BidaskClub lowered OSI Systems from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 20th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $86.20.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Neuberger Berman MLP Income Fund Inc.(NML)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    New Millennium Iron Corp (TSE:NML)’s share price reached a new 52-week low during trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as C$0.07 and last traded at C$0.07, with a volume of 21500 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at C$0.07.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Intrepid Potash, Inc(IPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Stocks rebounded on Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbing back from triple-digit losses early in the session to finish with a modest gain. Market participants were initially nervous because of the continued upward pressure on interest rates and their potential negative impact on the U.S. economy. But later in the day, confidence returned, and the steadfast market reversed course. Several individual stocks had much larger advances. Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC), Six Flags Entertainment (NYSE:SIX), and Intrepid Potash (NYSE:IPI) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Intrepid Potash (NYSE:IPI)’s share price was down 5.8% on Tuesday following insider selling activity. The stock traded as low as $4.00 and last traded at $4.05. Approximately 1,663,655 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 53% from the average daily volume of 1,087,289 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.30.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares jumped 56.69 percent to close at $1.27 on Wednesday on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 26.84 percent to close at $37.10. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) climbed 25.56 percent to close at $10.61.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) gained 24.7 percent to close at $9.75 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) shares climbed 19.24 percent to close at $4.71.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 18.73 percent to close at $18.64.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 18.28 percent to close at $5.89. Genprex expanded its operations to Cambridge, Mass.
    Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) rose 13.92 percent to close at $2.70 following Q1 results.
    Rocky Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCKY) shares surged 13.57 percent to close at $23.85 after reporting Q1 results.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) shares rose 12.5 percent to close at $4.14 on Wednesday.
    USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) jumped 11.24 percent to close at $106.85 following Q1 results.
    SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) rose 11.16 percent to close at $16.24 after the company reported Q4 results and agreed to sell and leaseback eight distribution centers for an aggregate purchase price of $483 million.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares gained 10.74 percent to close at $15.36 following Q3 results.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) rose 9.15 percent to close at $46.28 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares climbed 8.49 percent to close at $64.18 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) gained 8.2 percent to close at $107.94 af
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares climbed 54.2 percent to $1.25 on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) climbed 21.3 percent to $9.40 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) gained 16.5 percent to $4.60.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares rose 11.2 percent to $15.4206 following Q3 results.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) shares rose 11 percent to $15.3289. McDermott issued a release reiterating rejection of Subsea 7's offer.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares gained 9.2 percent to $64.61 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) surged 8.5 percent to $46.00 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) climbed 7.5 percent to $107.22 after reporting Q1 results.
    Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNA) rose 6.1 percent to $14.78. B. Riley initiated coverage on Allena Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.6 percent to $102.90 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 4.5 percent to $17.03 following strong Q1 results.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 4.2 percent to $22.20 after reporting Q1 results.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Wednesday, the materials shares gained 0.17 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI), up 20 percent, and Silgan Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SLGN), up 7 percent.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Chesapeake Utilities Corporation(CPK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Chesapeake Utilities Co. (NYSE:CPK) insider Stephen C. Thompson sold 1,772 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $77.21, for a total transaction of $136,816.12. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 73,605 shares in the company, valued at $5,683,042.05. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE: BUD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $13.06 billion.
    SINA Corporation (NASDAQ: SINA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $433.32 million.
    Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ: WB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $342.39 million.
    Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.55 billion.
    Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.98 per share on revenue of $2.75 billion.
    Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.51 billion.
    ADT Inc. (NYSE: ADT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $1.11 billion.
    Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.18 billion.
    Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue of $644.94 million.
    Conduent Incorporated (NYSE: CNDT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $1.44 billion.
    Delphi Technologies PLC (NYSE: DLPH) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.16 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
    Global Partners LP (NYSE: GLP) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.33 billion.
    Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $530.99 million.
    Performance Food Group Company (NYSE: PFGC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $4.46 billion.
    Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) is projected to report
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Lord Abbett & CO. LLC lowered its position in shares of Chesapeake Utilities Co. (NYSE:CPK) by 22.7% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 39,400 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 11,600 shares during the quarter. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC owned 0.24% of Chesapeake Utilities worth $2,772,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Arc Wireless Solutions Inc.(ARCW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Watts Water Technologies (NYSE: WTS) and ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Barnes Group (NYSE: B) and ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    CIRCOR International (NYSE: CIR) and ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 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 closest to one being the most favorable. ARC Group WorldWide earned a news sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 45.8235732272447 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc.(CFR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in shares of Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (NYSE:CFR) by 2.8% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 5,251,719 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 140,956 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned about 8.23% of Cullen/Frost Bankers worth $557,051,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Anders Bylund, Jason Hall, Danny Vena, Jordan Wathen, and Brian Feroldi]

    In that spirit, we asked a few of our Motley Fool investors what they see as the best investment ideas at the start of July, 2018. They were quick to suggest Chinese e-commerce giantBaidu(NASDAQ:BIDU), coffee giant Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX), clean energy specialist TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP), semiconductor veteran Intel, (NASDAQ:INTC), and Texan bankCullen/Frost Bankers(NYSE:CFR).

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Churchill Downs, Incorporated(CHDN)

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on PayPal (PYPL) , Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) , Churchill Downs (CHDN) , Devon Energy (DVN) , Discovery Communications (DISCA) and Cypress Semiconductor (CY) .

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    Churchill Downs (CHDN) : “This has been a big winner for a long time. I’d wait for a dip, then buy some.”

    Devon Energy (DVN) : “They shot the lights out. They’ve got growth and are bigger than ever.”

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

    Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ:CHDN)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $301.60 and last traded at $297.40, with a volume of 6596 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $292.50.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Churchill Downs Incorporated (CHDN) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) VIDEO: Churchill CEO Cartstanjen discusses the future of sports betting (bizjournals.com) 2018 Preakness Stakes Preview: Justify Aims For The Triple Crown (finance.yahoo.com) Churchill Downs CEO on future of sports betting (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of research firms recently weighed in on CHDN. Telsey Advisory Group upped their price target on Churchill Downs from $265.00 to $290.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, May 7th. ValuEngine raised Churchill Downs from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, April 27th. Zacks Investment Research cut Churchill Downs from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 20th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Churchill Downs from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Churchill Downs currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $260.50.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ellie Mae, Inc.(ELLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Ellie Mae Inc (NYSE:ELLI) by 3.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 166,934 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,916 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Ellie Mae were worth $15,348,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    Another big deal announced by First Data during the conference call was the exclusive right to process payments for the mortgage software platform powered by Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI). All future appraisal and application fees collected by Ellie Mae will be facilitated by First Data. Ellie Mae’s software processes more than a third of all mortgage loan applications in the U.S.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    We’ll cover each of those below for these five growth stocks.

    Company What it does…
    Mercadolibre(NASDAQ:MELI) Leading e-commerce player in Latin America
    Axon Enterprises(NASDAQ:AAXN) Develops products for police forces: TASERs, body cameras, and a database to store and analyze footage
    Shopify(NYSE:SHOP) Helps merchants create an e-commerce presence
    Ellie Mae(NYSE:ELLI) Offers platform to help streamline mortgage origination and refinancing business
    Paycom Solutions(NYSE:PAYC) Maintains and develops cloud solutions for HR departments

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