Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019

PTC Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT) watched its shares make a massive gain early on Monday after the firm presented updated preliminary results from its study investigating risdiplam (RG7916) in babies with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), at the 22nd Annual SMA Researcher Meeting. The SMA program is a collaboration between PTC, Roche and the SMA Foundation.

The data come from the first part of the study and demonstrated that at Day 182, over 90% of the babies achieved a greater than a four-point increase in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Infant Test of Neuromuscular Disorders (CHOP-INTEND) score compared to baseline.

As for the specific results, in the FIREFISH study the median increases in CHOP-INTEND scores were 5.5 points at Day 56, 12.5 points at Day 119 and 14.0 points at Day 182 of treatment. The proportion of patients achieving greater than a four-point increase from baseline in CHOP-INTEND scores was 75% at Day 56, 94% at Day 119 and 91% at Day 182.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Alphabet Inc.(GOOGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levy]

    Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Google, the Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary, are dominant forces in digital advertising. Even as the public becomes more aware of how these two internet giants handle (or mishandle) user data, consumers can’t seem to stop using their services and marketers can’t find better places to put their ads.

  • [By Tim Melvin]

    They expect me to say Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL), or any other popular tech giant trading at multiples so high that owning the stock probably gives you vertigo…

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    The New York Stock Exchange announced that shares of Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) , Booking Holdings Inc. (BKNG) , Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) and (GOOGL) and Zion Oil & Gas Inc. (ZNWAA) have been suspended from trading for the remainder of Wednesday, April 25.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    In no uncertain terms, smart speakers are taking over the home speaker market, with major tech giants all investing heavily in the product category. Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary Google, and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) are all players at this point, with Amazon and Google clearly leading the way with their Echo and Home products, respectively.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The inside track for the contract is believed to be held by Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), which already has a contract to provide classified cloud services with its Amazon Web Services (AWS) to the Central Intelligence Agency. Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL), Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) and others are expected to submit bids on the contract. But there have been suggestions that the competition may be rigged.

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    Amazon isn’t the only player in this game but they have a good head start, having sold more than 30 million Amazon Echos. Alphabet (Nasdaq: GOOGL) has its own line called Google Home, of which an estimated 14 million units have been sold, and now Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) has entered the market with its HomePod, which it started delivering last month.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019: LookSmart Ltd.(LOOK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Peel Hunt reissued their buy rating on shares of Lookers (LON:LOOK) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning.

    A number of other equities analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Numis Securities reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 130 ($1.76) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. JPMorgan Chase upped their price target on shares of Lookers from GBX 109 ($1.48) to GBX 130 ($1.76) and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 145 ($1.97) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 146 ($1.98) price target on shares of Lookers in a research note on Monday, March 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Lookers has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of GBX 137.71 ($1.87).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Lookers (LON:LOOK)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by investment analysts at Peel Hunt in a note issued to investors on Friday.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Air T, Inc.(AIRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about Air T (NASDAQ:AIRT) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Air T earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 46.6995978620286 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019: DSP Group Inc.(DSPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    DSP Group Inc  (NASDAQ:DSPG)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 04, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Needham & Company LLC restated their buy rating on shares of DSP Group (NASDAQ:DSPG) in a report issued on Friday morning. The firm currently has a $15.00 price objective on the semiconductor company’s stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AU Optronics (NYSE: AUO) and DSP Group (NASDAQ:DSPG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, risk and valuation.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019: WellCare Helath Plans Inc.(WCG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    WellCare Health Plans Inc. (NYSE: WCG) was reiterated as Overweight and the price target was raised to $275 from $235 at Cantor Fitzgerald.

    Tuesday’s top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Amazon, Albermarle, Chevron, CVS, PepsiCo, Roku, United Continental, VMware and Zafgen.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA lessened its holdings in WellCare (NYSE:WCG) by 17.0% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 50,260 shares of the company’s stock after selling 10,275 shares during the period. Federated Investors Inc. PA owned about 0.11% of WellCare worth $9,732,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    Wellcare Health Plans Inc  (NYSE:WCG)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 05, 2019, 9:30 a.m. ET

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