Top Biotech Stocks To Buy For 2019

The stock market has made respectable gains of nearly 70% over the past five years. Yet investors could have done much better than that if they were lucky enough to buy (and hold) individual stocks with unusually strong growth profiles.

You wouldn’t have had to pick especially risky investments like small-capitalization companies or biotech start-ups to beat the S&P 500, either. Instead, many well-known stocks generated fantastic returns for patient investors.

Below we’ll look at three companies — Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI), and Skechers USA (NYSE:SKX) — that grew by at least 400% over that period.

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Leading the industry shift

Five years ago, e-commerce sales accounted for less than 6% of the broader retailing world, according to government statistics. Today, that figure stands above 9%, and that seemingly small spike translated into a rough doubling of the digital sales pie.

Top Biotech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Apollo Global Management, LLC(APO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. lessened its holdings in shares of Apollo Global Management LLC Class A (NYSE:APO) by 56.9% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 5,698 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 7,526 shares during the period. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc.’s holdings in Apollo Global Management LLC Class A were worth $182,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. reduced its stake in Apollo Global Management LLC Class A (NYSE:APO) by 88.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 29,099 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 232,577 shares during the period. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V.’s holdings in Apollo Global Management LLC Class A were worth $927,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    At practically the same time, GE has agreed to sell a portfolio of energy investments to Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE: APO) for approximately $1 billion. The portfolio includes approximately 20 investments in renewable energy, contracted natural gas-fired generation and midstream energy infrastructure assets, primarily located in the United States. Most of the assets come from GE Capital’s energy financial services unit.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Group dropped their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for Apollo Global Management in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, May 7th. Jefferies Group analyst G. O’hara now forecasts that the financial services provider will post earnings of $0.69 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.70. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Apollo Global Management’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.75 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.80 EPS.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Shares of General Electric gained 3.3% to $13.61 after an analyst upgraded the stock and the company announced a sale of $1 billion in equity investments to Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO). Barclays upgraded GE’s rating to overweight and reiterated its $16 price target.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Morgan Stanley set a $42.00 target price on Apollo Global Management LLC Class A (NYSE:APO) in a report published on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

Top Biotech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Northwest Natural Gas Company(NWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Northwest Natural Gas Co (NYSE:NWN) reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $70.44 and last traded at $70.20, with a volume of 1123 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $68.82.

Top Biotech Stocks To Buy For 2019: UFP Technologies Inc.(UFPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    UFP Technologies (NASDAQ: UFPT) and China XD Plastics (NASDAQ:CXDC) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    China XD Plastics (NASDAQ: CXDC) and UFP Technologies (NASDAQ:UFPT) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about UFP Technologies (NASDAQ:UFPT) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. UFP Technologies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.0533500754779 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

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