Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019

The cannabis industry is booming, with $6.7 billion in sales in North America for 2016. And sales are only going to increase, with analysts projecting $20 billion in sales by 2020.

That’s nearly a 200% increase in just four years.

That’s why each week, we provide Money Morning readers with the top marijuana stocks to watch.

But before getting into the top cannabis stocks on our watch list, we wanted to make sure our readers were aware of the risks of investing in pot stocks.

The first issue is marijuana is still illegal under federal law.

Even though some states have legalized both recreational and medical marijuana, the federal status of marijuana makes pot stocks speculative investments for now.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Matador Resources Company(MTDR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Matador Resources Co (NYSE:MTDR) – SunTrust Banks increased their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Matador Resources in a report issued on Monday, September 24th. SunTrust Banks analyst N. Dingmann now forecasts that the energy company will post earnings of $0.35 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.34. SunTrust Banks has a “Hold” rating and a $35.00 price target on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Matador Resources’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.36 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.47 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $1.67 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.13 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in MTDR. Rehmann Capital Advisory Group raised its position in shares of Matador Resources by 1,042.9% in the 4th quarter. Rehmann Capital Advisory Group now owns 1,863 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $29,000 after purchasing an additional 1,700 shares in the last quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Matador Resources by 64.5% in the 4th quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 2,550 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $40,000 after purchasing an additional 1,000 shares in the last quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its position in shares of Matador Resources by 1,453.0% in the 4th quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 634,633 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $41,000 after purchasing an additional 593,768 shares in the last quarter. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc raised its position in shares of Matador Resources by 89.4% in the 4th quarter. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc now owns 8,002 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $124,000 after purchasing an additional 3,777 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dupont Capital Management Corp acquired a new position in shares of Matador Resources in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $152,000. 88.12% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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    About Matador Resources (NYSE:MT

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Matador Resources Co (NYSE:MTDR) – Equities researchers at Capital One Financial raised their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Matador Resources in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, September 25th. Capital One Financial analyst R. Tullis now anticipates that the energy company will post earnings of $0.36 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.34. Capital One Financial also issued estimates for Matador Resources’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.33 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $1.45 EPS.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Celyad SA(CYAD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of CELYAD SA/ADR (NASDAQ:CYAD) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the six analysts that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $53.00.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSTM) fell 9.7 percent to $4.73 in pre-market trading after announcing a $35 million common stock offering.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares fell 8 percent to $13.48 in pre-market trading ahead of regulatory update at 8:30 a.m. ET.
    XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ: XTLB) fell 6.5 percent to $2.01 in pre-market trading after climbing 10.50 percent on Tuesday.
    Purple Innovation, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPL) shares fell 5.8 percent to $9.36 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) fell 5.7 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after declining 5.04 percent on Tuesday.
    RYB Education, Inc. (NYSE: RYB) shares fell 5 percent to $16.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares fell 4.4 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after rising 40.62 percent on Tuesday.
    Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ABR) fell 4.4 percent to $8.92 in pre-market trading after announcing a 5.5 million share common stock offering.
    Daxor Corporation (NYSE: DXR) fell 4.1 percent to $7.32 in pre-market trading.
    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) shares fell 3.8 percent to $51.03 in pre-market trading after the company announced plans to restate its Q2, Q3, Q4 and FY 2017 financial statements.
    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) fell 3.5 percent to $16.20 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    CELYAD SA/ADR (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares fell 3.3 percent to $29.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported launch of 1.8 million share offering

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) for $83 per share in cash.
    Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE: BOOT) reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    CELYAD SA/ADR (NASDAQ: CYAD) reported launch of 1.8 million share offering.
    Verastem Inc (NASDAQ: VSTM) shares dropped 12 percent in pre-market trading after announcing a $35 million common stock offering.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Avenue Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATXI) rose 29.4 percent to $5.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that its first pivotal Phase 3 trial of IV tramadol achieved the primary and key secondary endpoints.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 16.8 percent to $51.00 in pre-market trading. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) rose 9.3 percent to $5.40 in pre-market trading after falling 28.92 percent on Friday.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares rose 9 percent to $29.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 3.26 percent on Friday.
    Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE: ETH) rose 6.7 percent to $26.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.64 percent on Friday.
    Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHN) rose 5.4 percent to $3.90 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.06 percent on Friday.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) rose 5.2 percent to $34.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.38 percent on Friday.
    Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE: WAB) rose 5.1 percent to $100 in pre-market trading. General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) agreed to merge its transportation unit with Wabtec.
    Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ: RUN) shares rose 4.7 percent to $11.50 in pre-market trading.
    Nasdaq, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) shares rose 4.3 percent to $93.98 in the pre-market trading session.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares rose 4.2 percent to $33.25 in pre-market trading. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Monro, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNRO) shares rose 4 percent to $58.35 in pre-market trading as the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings and disclosed that it has acquired Free Service Tire.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) rose 3.7 percent to $19.75 in pre-market trading after falling 4.80 percent on Friday.

    Find out what's going

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) jumped 46.7 percent to $16.1331. The low-float small-cap clinical stage gene therapy company saw its stock rally nearly 150 percent from Monday through Thursday. Formal news hasn't been announced this week that would support a triple-digit percentage rally (including more than 200 percent at one point on Thursday) but the quiet period following its initial public offering will expire on May 8.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares gained 24.7 percent to $36.17. Celyad reported the publication of THINK study case report of CYAD-01 Induced Complete Remission in relapsed/refractory AML patient in haematologica.
    DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOM) shares jumped 23.2 percent to $39.00 after the company reported upbeat Q1 results and issued upbeat Q2 guidance.
    eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) gained 21.8 percent to $19.58 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.
    Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA) climbed 20.4 percent to $27.20 following Q1 results.
    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares jumped 18.2 percent to $304.135 following strong quarterly results.
    Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) gained 13.9 percent to $12.70 as the company reported Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NYSE: ZYME) gained 13.8 percent to $17.36.
    Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: COCP) rose 11.8 percent to $2.336 after declining 25.09 percent on Thursday.
    ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN) shares surged 11.7 percent to $11.75 after the company announced 'successful completion of interim analysis' for FORWARD I Phase 3 mirvetuximab soravtansine trial.
    Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELOX) gained 9.5 percent to $12.70.
    Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) shares rose 8.5 percent to $115.3801 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) shares rose 8.3 percent to $6.50. The stock moved higher after a Reuters report suggested ongoing merger talks with T-M

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: Ennis, Inc.(EBF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    WARNING: “LSV Asset Management Decreases Position in Ennis, Inc. (EBF)” was reported by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are reading this piece of content on another site, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of US & international trademark & copyright law. The correct version of this piece of content can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4159501/lsv-asset-management-decreases-position-in-ennis-inc-ebf.html.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

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    Ennis (EBF) Issues Earnings Results (americanbankingnews.com) Ennis beats by $0.07, beats on revenue (seekingalpha.com) Ennis up 4% post Q1 results (seekingalpha.com) Ennis, Inc. Reports Results for the First Quarter Ended May 31, 2018 (finance.yahoo.com) Ennis: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot (finance.yahoo.com)

    Shares of Ennis traded down $0.05, hitting $20.20, during trading on Tuesday, according to Marketbeat.com. The company had a trading volume of 117,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 79,358. The firm has a market cap of $489.94 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.66 and a beta of 0.69. Ennis has a fifty-two week low of $17.65 and a fifty-two week high of $21.50. The company has a quick ratio of 4.63, a current ratio of 5.52 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: American Airlines Group, Inc.(AAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Among the traditional carriers, Alaska Air had a rating of 775, against an average for all traditional carriers of 741. The only other airline that rated above the average was Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) at 767. Below it, Air Canada posted a 734, American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) a 729 and, well down the scale, United Airlines was pegged at 708.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    For more than three years, the Partnership for Open and Fair Skies — an airline industry trade group sponsored by American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL), Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL), and United Continental (NYSE:UAL) — has aggressively lobbied the U.S. government to halt the expansion of fast-growing Gulf airlines Emirates, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airways.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) — the last holdout among the top three global airlines — quickly matched the increases. This virtually guarantees that higher checked baggage fees are here to stay for U.S. air travelers.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Watch For 2019: VirnetX Holding Corp(VHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    VirnetX Holding Co. (NYSEAMERICAN:VHC) saw a large decrease in short interest during the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 10,098,752 shares, a decrease of 3.6% from the September 14th total of 10,476,545 shares. Approximately 18.5% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 633,053 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 16.0 days.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    VirnetX Holding Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN: VHC) announced Friday morning that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has affirmed an April 2018 jury verdict granting the company a $506.2 million award in a patent infringement case against Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). The court denied Apple’s request for a new trial in the case, and it also includes supplemental damages, a sunset royalty (paid when infringing products are phased out) and interest and costs.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    VHC traded up $0.10 on Tuesday, hitting $4.10. 918,663 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 270,649. VirnetX has a 12 month low of $2.03 and a 12 month high of $8.75.

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    About VirnetX

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Late Tuesday, a federal court jury in the eastern district of Texas awarded VirnetX Holding Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN: VHC) $502.6 million in a case that VirnetX brought against Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) regarding infringement of VirnetX patents and patented technology.

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