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Top 5 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation(SNP)
- [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.
- [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]
The shares of China Petroleum & Chemical (NYSE:SNP), also known as Sinopec, rose 18% in January, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Not far behind were Canadian oil companies Vermilion Energy (NYSE:VET), with a global asset portfolio, and Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU), a Canadian oil sands specialist, with gains of 16% and 15%, respectively. U.S. based Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL), however, led this international quartet with a 19% leap. Noble’s portfolio is global, but it has a material position in the U.S. onshore drilling space.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
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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.
Top 5 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II(BLE)
- [By Logan Wallace]
BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II (NYSEAMERICAN:BLE) announced a monthly dividend on Monday, October 1st, NASDAQ reports. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.058 per share on Thursday, November 1st. This represents a $0.70 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.43%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, October 12th.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II (NYSEAMERICAN:BLE) announced a monthly dividend on Wednesday, August 1st, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 15th will be given a dividend of 0.058 per share on Tuesday, September 4th. This represents a $0.70 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.16%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 14th.
Top 5 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: WSB Holdings Inc.(WSB)
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In addition to Trump’s concerns about China and trade, the President also stated that he is unsure whether a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will take place as planned. Multiple media outlets this morning are questioning if the event will take place. The summit is tentatively planned for June 12. Banking stocks were on the move after Congress passed new laws designed to reduce regulations for thousands of financial institutions. The new rules will ensure that smaller banks are not facing the same strict rules as the bigger giants. The financial sector has been lobbying to changes to the Dodd-Frank Act since its inception after the 2008-09 financial crisis. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with members of the European Union on Tuesday. The CEO of the social media giant outraged European Parliament members after reportedly dodging questions about user privacy and the firm’s collection of personal data. During the conversation, EU members questioned whether Facebook is a monopoly and pondered if the firm should be broken up due to antitrust concerns.
Three Stocks to Watch Today: TGT, LOW, TIF
Shares of Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) fell nearly 6% after the retail giant fell short of earnings expectations before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share of $1.32. This figure missed Wall Street earnings expectations by six cents. The retail giant blamed poor spring weather for its performance and said that its bottom line has been impacted by the costs of upgrading its physical locations. Lowe’s Companies (NYSE: LOW) stock gained
Top 5 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. (COTV)
- [By Max Byerly]
Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:COTV) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Group lowered their FY2018 earnings estimates for Cotiviti in a report issued on Wednesday, May 2nd. Jefferies Group analyst S. Dodge now expects that the business services provider will post earnings per share of $1.68 for the year, down from their previous estimate of $1.71. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Cotiviti’s FY2019 earnings at $1.87 EPS.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
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- [By Steve Symington]
Shares of Cotiviti Holdings Inc. (NYSE:COTV) were up 10.2% as of 1:00 p.m. EDT Tuesday after Veritas Capital agreed to acquire the healthcare payment solutions company.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Cotiviti (NYSE:COTV) and FleetCor Technologies (NYSE:FLT) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.
Top 5 Casino Stocks To Invest In Right Now: AtriCure Inc.(ATRC)
- [By Shane Hupp]
AtriCure Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRC) shares were up 6.8% on Friday after Needham & Company LLC raised their price target on the stock from $36.00 to $39.00. Needham & Company LLC currently has a buy rating on the stock. AtriCure traded as high as $33.45 and last traded at $33.02. Approximately 2,088,463 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 931% from the average daily volume of 202,505 shares. The stock had previously closed at $30.93.
- [By Shane Hupp]
ValuEngine upgraded shares of AtriCure (NASDAQ:ATRC) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Saturday.
A number of other research firms have also weighed in on ATRC. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of AtriCure from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. BidaskClub raised shares of AtriCure from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Saturday, March 17th. Stifel Nicolaus raised their target price on shares of AtriCure from $22.00 to $23.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Friday, April 27th. Needham & Company LLC raised their target price on shares of AtriCure from $23.00 to $26.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Friday, April 27th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of AtriCure from a d+ rating to a c- rating in a report on Friday, March 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $25.00.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
The stock market dropped on Friday after major benchmarks once again responded negatively to what many would have thought would be positive news. The latest employment numbers from the Department of Labor’s September report continued to show improving job counts and falling unemployment rates. But some market participants had wanted to see stronger gains in jobs, while others pointed to falling bond prices and rising yields as evidence of fear about the sustainability of current levels of economic growth. Some stocks, however, were able to overcome the dour mood. Chefs’ Warehouse (NASDAQ:CHEF), SMART Global Holdings (NASDAQ:SGH), and AtriCure (NASDAQ:ATRC) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
AtriCure (NASDAQ:ATRC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “AtriCure, Inc. is a medical device company focused on developing, manufacturing and selling innovative surgical devices to create precise lesions, or scars, in soft tissues. Medical journals have described the adoption by leading cardiothoracic surgeons of the AtriCure, Inc. bipolar ablation system as a standard treatment alternative during open-heart surgical procedures to safely, rapidly and reliably create lesions in cardiac, or heart, tissue to block the abnormal electrical impulses that cause atrial fibrillation, a quivering of the upper chambers of the heart. “
- [By Logan Wallace]
Shares of AtriCure Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRC) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine ratings firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, four have assigned a buy recommendation and two have assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $34.25.