Top 5 Small Cap Stocks To Buy For 2019

What happened

After it was announced yesterday that the stock would be added to the S&P 600 index, shares in Vanda Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VNDA) jumped on Wednesday and were up 10% at 2 p.m. EDT. 

So what

Vanda Pharmaceuticals will replace Inogen in the S&P Small Cap 600 Index prior to the market open on Oct. 1, so the rally in its shares is likely due to traders moving into the stock ahead of demand from index mutual funds and exchange-traded funds that track that index.

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The addition of Vanda Pharmaceuticals is a reflection of the progress it’s made, including the successful launch of Hetlioz, a treatment for non-24, a sleep-wake disorder that affects about 80,000 Americans. In the second quarter, Hetlioz sales totaled $28 million, up 10% from Q1 2018 and 25% higher than in Q2 2017.

Top 5 Small Cap Stocks To Buy For 2019: FuelCell Energy Inc.(FCEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    FuelCell Energy (NASDAQ: FCEL) and HRG Group (NYSE:HRG) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    FuelCell Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: FCEL) posted a dip of 0.5% in short interest during the two weeks. Some 9.88 million shares were short as of August 31. The stock closed at $1.08 on Wednesday, up about 1.9% for the day, in a 52-week range of $1.00 to $2.49. Shares traded up about 14.4% in the two-week short interest period, and days to cover rose from nine to 12.

  • [By Scott Levine]

    One of the notable advantages of fuel cells is that they produce very little pollution. FuelCell Energy (NASDAQ:FCEL), however, believes that it could leverage the power of fuel cells in another way to fight pollution — by capturing it. Partnering with ExxonMobil and Southern Company, FuelCell Energy is developing a carbon-capture solution to be used at gas-fired power plants. The pilot project is under development at a power plant in Alabama.

Top 5 Small Cap Stocks To Buy For 2019: ATA Inc.(ATAI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    ATA Inc. (NASDAQ: ATAI) traded down about 14% Monday to set a new 52-week low of $0.82, based on revalued shares that closed at $0.72 on Friday but traded up about 250% on Monday at $2.53. Volume was more than 200 times the daily average of around 42,000. You’re on your own here to figure this one out.

Top 5 Small Cap Stocks To Buy For 2019: Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc.(ACHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News articles about Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Achillion Pharmaceuticals earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 46.941587509483 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN) – Research analysts at B. Riley reduced their FY2018 EPS estimates for shares of Achillion Pharmaceuticals in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, May 2nd. B. Riley analyst M. Kumar now anticipates that the biopharmaceutical company will earn ($0.58) per share for the year, down from their previous estimate of ($0.55). B. Riley has a “Neutral” rating and a $3.50 price objective on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for Achillion Pharmaceuticals’ FY2019 earnings at ($0.64) EPS, FY2020 earnings at ($0.71) EPS, FY2021 earnings at ($0.70) EPS and FY2022 earnings at ($0.84) EPS.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
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    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.
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    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.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) shares saw strong trading volume on Friday . 40,274 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 96% from the previous session’s volume of 999,221 shares.The stock last traded at $2.62 and had previously closed at $2.72.

Top 5 Small Cap Stocks To Buy For 2019: China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited(CNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. grew its holdings in shares of Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) by 1.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 134,917 shares of the transportation company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,692 shares during the quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co.’s holdings in Canadian National Railway were worth $11,030,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Canadian National Railway earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 47.5112066080017 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) saw some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Traders acquired 1,956 put options on the company. This is an increase of 1,818% compared to the typical volume of 102 put options.

Top 5 Small Cap Stocks To Buy For 2019: Petroquest Energy Inc(PQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about Petroquest Energy (NYSE:PQ) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Petroquest Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the energy company an impact score of 47.638327846877 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

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