Top 5 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now

The pharmaceutical industry is constantly under pressure for the high prices they charge for drugs, and many times they become the whipping boys for politicians seeking to gain favor with constituents bytaking on the big bad drug companies.

The reality is that the drug industry plans to fail nine times out of ten when trying to bring a new drug to market and with the fully burdened cost per drug approval at a staggering $2.6 billion, with 55% of that number coming from compound failures, the road to success is difficult and costly.

In a new research report from Jefferies, they focus in on pharmaceutical services stocks, which are the companies that provide outsourcing services to drug companies looking to get a product approved. With the stakes as high as they are, these companies are in big demand. Jefferies has four rated Buy and all are solid ideas for aggressive accounts with risk tolerance.

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Based in Ireland, this top company is offering investors a nice entry point. Icon PLC (NASDAQ: ICLR) is a global contract research organization (CRO) providing clinical development services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.(LYV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Right now, it’s time for that yearly review of the ones he picked to honor the month, and also the briefly famous pregnant giraffe: five companies, and the first letters of their tickers spelled out A-P-R-I-L. They were Axon Enterprise(NASDAQ:AAXN), Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacific(NYSE:PAC), ResMed(NYSE:RMD), Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG), and Live Nation(NYSE:LYV).

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE:LYV) closed 12.5% higher on Friday, following the release of strong first-quarter results. Earlier in the day, share prices jumped as much as 14.9% higher.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:LYV)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $49.36 and last traded at $48.57, with a volume of 2040289 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $48.69.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Massey Quick Simon & CO. LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Live Nation (NYSE:LYV) by 76.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 7,656 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 3,305 shares during the quarter. Massey Quick Simon & CO. LLC’s holdings in Live Nation were worth $323,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Stock No. 5: That leads us to our “L” stock, and L is Live Nation (NYSE:LYV). This is the company that was formed by a merger of Live Nation, the concert venue and rock-star-promoting business that it is. So many musicians, today, of course, make most of their money on tours, since the sale of CDs, you might have noticed, has dropped off a cliff in recent years. Live Nation, then, bought a merger with Ticketmaster, so this is the company that sells you the tickets to come into its venues to watch the entertainment that it’s promoting. It’s a tremendously powerful model.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Brown & Brown, Inc.(BRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Vaughan David Investments LLC IL boosted its holdings in shares of Brown & Brown (NYSE:BRO) by 100.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 200,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 100,000 shares during the period. Vaughan David Investments LLC IL owned approximately 0.07% of Brown & Brown worth $5,088,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bitradio (CURRENCY:BRO) traded 3.1% higher against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 0:00 AM Eastern on June 14th. Over the last week, Bitradio has traded down 22.3% against the US dollar. Bitradio has a total market cap of $442,172.00 and approximately $274.00 worth of Bitradio was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Bitradio coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.0682 or 0.00001036 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Cryptopia and Trade Satoshi.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bitradio (CURRENCY:BRO) traded 30.2% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on June 11th. Over the last seven days, Bitradio has traded 1.5% higher against the U.S. dollar. Bitradio has a market cap of $618,314.00 and $127.00 worth of Bitradio was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Bitradio coin can now be purchased for approximately $0.0955 or 0.00001395 BTC on exchanges including Trade Satoshi and Cryptopia.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Riverhead Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Brown & Brown (NYSE:BRO) by 116.3% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 26,580 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 14,290 shares during the quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Brown & Brown were worth $676,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: First Cash Financial Services, Inc.(FCFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Cash Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:FCFS) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $88.95 and last traded at $88.70, with a volume of 371494 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $87.80.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    First Cash Financial Services (NYSE: FCFS) and Ferrellgas Partners (NYSE:FGP) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Cash Financial Services (FCFS)

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Top 5 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Silicon Laboratories Inc.(SLAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Stephens Investment Management Group LLC purchased a new stake in Silicon Labs (NASDAQ:SLAB) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 314,950 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $28,314,000. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC owned 0.73% of Silicon Labs at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Silicon Laboratories(NASDAQ:SLAB)announced better-than-expected first-quarter 2018 results Wednesday morning. Revenue set another high mark this quarter on the strength of its Internet of Things (IoT) products and its burgeoning internet infrastructure business.Silicon labs also recently closed on a key acquisition, and issued encouraging guidance.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN lowered its position in Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ:SLAB) by 3.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 158,249 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 5,429 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Silicon Laboratories were worth $14,227,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Silicon Laboratories (SLAB)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    OppenheimerFunds Inc. increased its holdings in Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ:SLAB) by 8.7% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 302,063 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 24,207 shares during the quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc.’s holdings in Silicon Laboratories were worth $27,155,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Sify Technologies Limited(SIFY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares rose 2.1 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 11 percent, and Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: SIFY) up 4 percent.

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