Top Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now

Alternative asset managers quietly manage trillions of dollars around the world, but very few people have access to their funds. Ordinary investors are more likely to own index funds, or mutual funds managed by companies like T. Rowe Pricerather than private funds from the likes of Oaktree Capital Groupthat are more common among the ultra-wealthy.

In this segment from Industry Focus: Financials, join The Motley Fool’s Gaby Lapera and Jordan Wathen for a brief discussion on who invests in these exclusive funds, and how alternative asset managers make money managing the money of the super rich.

A full transcript follows the video.

This video was recorded on April 24, 2017.

Gaby Lapera: Generally,

it’s not your average investor who’sgiving money to these alternative asset managers. It’s super-wealthy individuals or families, pension funds, and,am I forgetting someone? I feel like I am.

Top Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.(TDS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TokenDesk (CURRENCY:TDS) traded 10.5% lower against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 22:00 PM Eastern on May 23rd. One TokenDesk token can currently be bought for about $0.0987 or 0.00001299 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. During the last seven days, TokenDesk has traded down 43.2% against the US dollar. TokenDesk has a total market cap of $0.00 and $23,424.00 worth of TokenDesk was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TokenDesk (CURRENCY:TDS) traded down 6.1% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on June 21st. TokenDesk has a total market cap of $908,489.00 and $445,110.00 worth of TokenDesk was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, TokenDesk has traded down 48.1% against the dollar. One TokenDesk token can now be bought for about $0.0884 or 0.00001315 BTC on popular exchanges.

Top Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Laredo Petroleum, Inc.(LPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of oil producers Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI) and SM Energy (NYSE:SM), as well as units ofGolar LNG Partners LP (NASDAQ:GMLP), an MLPthat owns liquified natural gas carriers and floating storage and regasification units, all declined by double digits by Friday afternoon. Lower oil prices weighed on the first two, while an analyst downgrade was the culprit in the latter.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Oil has continued its remarkable rise this year, rallying another 10%, to more than $65 a barrel in the U.S. That rebound has taken most oil stocks up with it. However, a handful managed to lose ground this year, including Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI), Concho Resources (NYSE:CXO), and Cimarex Energy (NYSE:XEC), which are all down double digits. That sell-off makes them worth a closer look.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
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Top Financial Stocks To Watch Right Now: Intuit Inc.(INTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $213.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “We are optimistic on Intuit’s growing SMB exposure and believe that its strategic acquisitions will fortify this segment. Due to the continuously emerging new technologies and current market trends, cloud-based business and financial software solutions have been gaining momentum. As Intuit is already a market leader in this segment, the increased adoption helped it gain new customers, in turn, boosting the overall performance. Estimates have been stable for Intuit of late. Moreover, the company’s strategy of shifting its business to cloud-based subscription model will help generate more stable revenues over the long run. Intuit’s shares have outperformed the industry in a year’s time.”

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    However, my stock pick in the high-switching-costs category is not a bank, though it’s involved in financial services. I believeIntuit(NASDAQ:INTU) offers particularly “sticky” services. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps its two biggest products do: TurboTax and QuickBooks.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Find out what's going on in today's market and bring any questions you have to Benzinga's PreMarket Prep.

    After the markets close, Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $4.6 per share on revenue of $2.80 billion. Intuit shares gained 0.08 percent to $191.85 in after-h

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    For more-robust or mature businesses, Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) offers QuickBooks Point of Sale. This product is a more traditional POS that can do everything from inventory tracking to tying in with your record-keeping and customer rewards program.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU)Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay 22, 2017, 4:30 p.m. ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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    NASDAQ INTU traded down $0.12 on Friday, reaching $208.96. 2,172,493 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,434,709. The firm has a market capitalization of $53.32 billion, a P/E ratio of 55.43, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.88 and a beta of 1.16. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a current ratio of 1.05. Intuit has a fifty-two week low of $130.26 and a fifty-two week high of $210.19.

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