Top 5 Performing Stocks For 2019

With the Nasdaq breaching the 7,000 barrier one can safely say that this was a year when tech stocks really came into their own. To put things in perspective, the Technology Select Sector SPDR is up nearly 35% year to date, easily outperforming its closest peers by nearly 15%.

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Most of the recent equity market rally can be attributed to a small clutch of stocks, namely the FAAMG group and Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). Of these, only Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is up 37% year to date while all the others, including iPhone maker Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) are up more than 50% over the same period.

Top 5 Performing Stocks For 2019: TechTarget, Inc.(TTGT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of TechTarget (NASDAQ:TTGT) fell as much as 27% lower this morning, recovering to a milder 18% decline as of 11:45 a.m. EDT. The provider of online marketing and sales services beat analyst estimates across the board in Wednesday night’s second-quarter report, but the surprises weren’t big enough to sustain TechTarget’s skyrocketing market momentum today.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TechTarget Inc (NASDAQ:TTGT)’s share price was up 5.3% on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $24.56 and last traded at $24.31. Approximately 572,168 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 76% from the average daily volume of 325,794 shares. The stock had previously closed at $23.08.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 5 Performing Stocks For 2019: Cincinnati Bell Inc(CBB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Laurion Capital Management LP purchased a new stake in shares of Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 44,180 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $694,000. Laurion Capital Management LP owned about 0.09% of Cincinnati Bell at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was mixed on Wall Street, with the Nasdaq Composite eking out minor gains even as most other major benchmarks finished down modestly. Market participants seemed largely content to see how things played out on the geopolitical front between the U.S. and North Korea, and key reversals in other financial markets helped send 10-year Treasury rates back below 3% and also resulted in a substantial drop in crude oil prices. Despite generally quiet conditions, bad news sent shares of certain companies lower. Accuray (NASDAQ:ARAY), Cincinnati Bell (NYSE:CBB), and Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cincinnati Bell (NYSE:CBB) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 9th. The utilities provider reported ($0.19) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.15) by ($0.04). Cincinnati Bell had a negative net margin of 2.77% and a negative return on equity of 0.61%. The company had revenue of $296.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $296.69 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted ($0.01) earnings per share. Cincinnati Bell’s revenue was up 6.5% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that Cincinnati Bell Inc. will post -0.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    An issue of Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB) bonds fell 0.8% as a percentage of their face value during trading on Thursday. The high-yield debt issue has a 7% coupon and will mature on July 15, 2024. The debt is now trading at $89.25 and was trading at $90.25 one week ago. Price moves in a company’s bonds in credit markets often predict parallel moves in its stock price.

Top 5 Performing Stocks For 2019: Zillow Group, Inc.(ZG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares of Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG) sold off last month as the market expressed dissatisfaction with the company’s plan to flip houses. As a result, both classes of stock closed April down around 10%, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Verition Fund Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Zillow Group Inc Class A (NASDAQ:ZG) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 13,876 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $749,000.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, Zillow (NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG) fell slightly after the company reported earnings, while Camping World Holdings (NYSE:CWH) plunged on first-quarter results.

Top 5 Performing Stocks For 2019: Ebix, Inc.(EBIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Ebix Inc (NASDAQ:EBIX) were down 5.8% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $57.66 and last traded at $61.47. Approximately 18,499 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 90% from the average daily volume of 189,931 shares. The stock had previously closed at $58.10.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of Indian travel website Yatra Online (NASDAQ:YTRA) surged roughly 31% Monday after on-demand software company Ebix (NASDAQ:EBIX) — which earlier this month reported strong sales growth but drastically reduced profits — launched an effort to diversify its business by making an offer to buy Yatra.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ebix (NASDAQ:EBIX) issued its earnings results on Wednesday. The technology company reported $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.84 by ($0.01), MarketWatch Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $108.23 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $106.81 million. Ebix had a return on equity of 20.67% and a net margin of 27.65%. Ebix’s revenue for the quarter was up 36.8% on a year-over-year basis.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ARS Investment Partners LLC boosted its position in shares of Ebix Inc (NASDAQ:EBIX) by 62.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 92,910 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 35,681 shares during the quarter. ARS Investment Partners LLC owned 0.30% of Ebix worth $6,922,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 5 Performing Stocks For 2019: Surgery Partners, Inc.(SGRY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tenet Healthcare (NYSE: THC) and Surgery Partners (NASDAQ:SGRY) are both medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Surgery Partners Inc (NASDAQ:SGRY) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the ten brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $19.40.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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