Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019

Both Under Armour and Fitbit stocks are trading at dramatically lower prices than they were just a few years ago. But shares are outperforming the market so far in 2018 as investors have grown less pessimistic about their businesses.

So which of these rebounding stocks makes the better buy today?

Let’s take a closer look.

Under Armour vs. Fitbit

Company Market Cap Sales Growth Gross Profit Margin Price-to-Sales Ratio 52-Week Performance
Under Armour (NYSE:UA) (NYSE:UAA) $10 billion 3% 45% 2.1 3%
Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) $1.8 billion (26%) 43% 1.1 44%

Data sources: Company financial filings and S&P Global Market Intelligence. Sales growth and profitability figures are for the past complete fiscal year. 

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Unilever N.V. (UNLVF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In recent weeks, Procter & Gamble (PG) has received a couple of downgrades following its Q3 FY2018 results announcement. In contrast, its peer in the consumer products space, Unilever (UL)(UN)(OTCPK:UNLNF)(OTCPK:UNLYF)(OTCPK:UNLVF), was upgraded by UBS in late March. Investors also cheered the announcement of a fresh €6 billion ($7.4 billion) stock buyback program and the raising of its quarterly dividend by 8% to €0.3872/share from €0.3585. In 2017, Unilever has already completed a €5 billion share buyback programme.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Spok Holdings, Inc.(SPOK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News stories about Spok (NASDAQ:SPOK) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Spok earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 46.0015198315013 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Spok (NASDAQ: SPOK) and Mobil’nye Telesistemy PAO (NYSE:MBT) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Blue Nile Inc.(NILE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News headlines about Blue Nile (NASDAQ:NILE) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blue Nile earned a news sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 44.0484134103501 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Nordstrom Inc.(JWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Nordstrom outperformed the industry in the last six months driven by the smooth execution of customer strategy and disciplined inventory management. The company has an impressive surprise history with earnings beat delivered in seven of the last eight quarters and topping sales estimates in three of the trailing four quarters. Results in first-quarter fiscal 2018 gained from the shift in Nordstrom’s loyalty event to the quarter compared with the second quarter in the prior year. Management raised the low-end of its EBIT and earnings views for fiscal 2018. Also, its focus on store expansion and strengthening capabilities through further investments, particularly in digital growth, remains noteworthy. However, investments toward occupancy, technology, supply chain and marketing are weighing on its margin performance for the last few quarters. Higher expenses have been resulting in higher SG&A expense, which is hurting profitability.”

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN) released its fiscal first-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Thursday. The retailer said that it had $0.51 in earnings per share (EPS) on $3.56 billion in revenue, compared with consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for $0.44 in EPS on revenue of $3.46 billion. The same period of last year reportedly had EPS of $0.37 and $3.35 billion in revenue.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Over the past decade, Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) has been one of the most forward-thinking department stores in terms of rolling out new technology and testing innovative ways to serve customers. However, you wouldn’t know it from the company’s financial results.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) reported weaker-than-expected results for its second quarter.
    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter.
    Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) reported upbeat results for its first quarter. Comparable-store sales rose 0.6 percent.
    Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE: BOOT) disclosed a 7.2 million common stock offering.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Nordstrom Inc.’s (NYSE: JWN) fiscal second-quarter report is scheduled for Thursday after the markets close. The consensus forecast is $0.84 in EPS on $3.96 billion in revenue. Shares ended the week trading at $52.58 apiece. The consensus price target is $52.88, and the 52-week range is $37.79 to $54.61.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this clip, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool contributor Ron Gross go through the most important numbers and trends from Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN), Macy’s (NYSE:M), and JC Penney (NYSE:JCP), explain why the stocks went in the directions they did after reports came out, and take a peek at the long-term health of each mall-based retailer.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: LightPath Technologies, Inc.(LPTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares rose 14.1 percent to $3.65 in the pre-market trading session after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH) rose 13.3 percent to $2.43 in pre-market trading after reporting a third-quarter earnings beat.
    MYnd Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYND) rose 10.5 percent to $3.49 in pre-market trading. MYnd Analytics reported a Q2 net loss of $2.7 million on revenue of $459,900.
    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares rose 8.4 percent to $5.68 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) shares rose 7.7 percent to $8.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 7.5 percent to $6.45 in pre-market trading after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
    Mimecast Ltd (NASDAQ: MIME) rose 6.5 percent to $43.50 in pre-market trading following a first-quarter sales beat.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 6 percent to $12.50 in pre-market trading after surging 77.44 percent on Monday.
    Intellia Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTLA) shares rose 6 percent to $26.05 in pre-market trading after climbing 3.58 percent on Monday.
    PPDAI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PPDF) rose 4.7 percent to $7.20 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Xunlei Limited (NASDAQ: XNET) rose 4.1 percent to $13.88 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.54 percent on Monday.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) shares rose 4.5 percent to $21.73 in pre-market trading. Mizuho upgraded Valeant from Neutral to Buy.
    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) rose 4.1 percent to $3.80 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) rose 3.4 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after jumping 23.25 percent o
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about LightPath Technologies (NASDAQ:LPTH) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring 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 closest to one being the most favorable. LightPath Technologies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the technology company an impact score of 46.9867601112654 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Meta Financial Group Inc.(CASH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Meta Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CASH) – Equities researchers at B. Riley cut their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Meta Financial Group in a report issued on Tuesday, June 19th. B. Riley analyst S. Moss now forecasts that the savings and loans company will post earnings per share of $6.43 for the year, down from their previous forecast of $6.90. B. Riley currently has a “Buy” rating and a $132.00 price target on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for Meta Financial Group’s Q1 2019 earnings at $1.29 EPS and Q2 2019 earnings at $3.46 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cashcoin (CURRENCY:CASH) traded 2.9% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on March 11th. Cashcoin has a total market cap of $33,240.00 and approximately $103.00 worth of Cashcoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last seven days, Cashcoin has traded 16.8% lower against the US dollar. One Cashcoin coin can currently be bought for $0.0006 or 0.00000016 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Crex24, DOBI trade and cfinex.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Meta Financial Group (CASH)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cash Poker Pro (CURRENCY:CASH) traded flat against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 19:00 PM Eastern on April 15th. Over the last week, Cash Poker Pro has traded flat against the U.S. dollar. One Cash Poker Pro token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0543 or 0.00000604 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. Cash Poker Pro has a total market cap of $0.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Cash Poker Pro was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: CBOE Holdings Inc.(CBOE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Blitchok]

    After CBOE Global Markets Inc (NASDAQ: CBOE) launched bitcoin futures in December, Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW) didn't immediately make the product available to clients, said Barry Metzger, the brokerage’s senior vice president of global, trading and advice.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBOE) reported expansive earnings growth in its first-quarter 2018 report, issued on May 3. In addition to revenue tacked on from its acquisition of Bats Global Markets in March 2017, Cboe enjoyed increased volume in trading of the company’s proprietary VIX (Cboe Volatility Index) futures and options.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Deutsche Börse (OTCMKTS: DBOEY) and Cboe Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NYSEMKT:CBOE)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 8, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.(THG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    The Hanover Insurance Group (NYSE:THG) was upgraded by stock analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report issued on Friday, Marketbeat Ratings reports.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Hanover Insurance Group (NYSE:THG) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas cut its holdings in The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE:THG) by 36.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 9,373 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 5,283 shares during the quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in The Hanover Insurance Group were worth $1,105,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Hanover Insurance Group (NYSE:THG) was downgraded by equities researchers at Sandler O’Neill from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday, The Fly reports.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: IPG Photonics Corporation(IPGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was IPG Photonics Corp. (NASDAQ: IPGP) which fell about 13.5% to $133.16. The stock’s 52-week range is $132.88 to $264.11. Volume was 3.7 million compared to the daily average volume of less than 1 million.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 12, 2019 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on IPG Photonics (IPGP)

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  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of several fiber-optic networking stocks rose at least 12% in February, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Fiber lasers manufacturer IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) led the pack with a 16.6% gain. Long-haul networking expert Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) added 16.1%, laser and optics specialist Coherent (NASDAQ:COHR) rose 12.6%, and optoelectronic components maker II-VI (NASDAQ:IIVI) posted an 11.9% return.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Moors & Cabot Inc. raised its stake in IPG Photonics Co. (NASDAQ:IPGP) by 2.9% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 10,455 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 295 shares during the period. Moors & Cabot Inc.’s holdings in IPG Photonics were worth $2,440,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    After an auspicious beginning, 2018 ended on a sour note for IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP). The maker of industrial lasers signaled in July that the growing trade war between the U.S. and China and softening demand in Europe would take a toll on its third-quarter results. This news rattled investors, sending the stock slumping by more than 25%.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Northrop Grumman Corporation(NOC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) traded up 3.8 percent and 1.4 percent, respectively.

    Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) actually rose on the news despite now having to reconsider its recently negotiated a $20 billion sale to Iran.

  • [By David Zeiler]

    For sure, the major defense stocks will all benefit. Names like Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT), Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC), Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN), and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) are all solid plays on the growth in defense spending.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Northrop Grumman (NOC)

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