Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now

Northern Trust Corp increased its holdings in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) by 3.3% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 8,342,841 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 265,411 shares during the quarter. Northern Trust Corp’s holdings in Medical Properties Trust were worth $108,457,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. First Dallas Securities Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust in the 4th quarter worth about $106,000. Signaturefd LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust in the 1st quarter worth about $102,000. Smith Asset Management Group LP boosted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 93.4% in the 1st quarter. Smith Asset Management Group LP now owns 8,351 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $108,000 after buying an additional 4,032 shares in the last quarter. Assetmark Inc. boosted its position in shares of Medical Properties Trust by 485.0% in the 4th quarter. Assetmark Inc. now owns 9,676 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $133,000 after buying an additional 8,022 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Medical Properties Trust in the 1st quarter worth about $149,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 78.29% of the company’s stock.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Shaw Communications Inc.(SJR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shaw Communications (TSE:SJR.B) (NYSE:SJR) had its price objective boosted by analysts at National Bank Financial from C$28.00 to C$29.00 in a report issued on Wednesday. The firm currently has a “sector perform” rating on the stock. National Bank Financial’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 4.50% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc. trimmed its position in shares of Shaw Communications Inc Class B (NYSE:SJR) (TSE:SJR.B) by 10.0% during the third quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 89,067 shares of the company’s stock after selling 9,913 shares during the period. Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc.’s holdings in Shaw Communications Inc Class B were worth $1,734,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shaw Communications Inc (TSE:SJR.B) (NYSE:SJR) announced a monthly dividend on Monday, May 14th, TickerTech reports. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 30th will be paid a dividend of 0.0988 per share on Wednesday, May 30th. This represents a $1.19 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, May 14th.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The price of Bitcoin surged more than 17% to top $8,000 in a rapid move that surprised many investors this morning. The sudden rally appears to be the result of a short squeeze, according to CNBC contributor Brian Kelly. This means that investors who had been betting on a decline in the price of the world’s largest cryptocurrency had been forced to jump back and buy the currency again. A lot of people have been betting on a decline in the price of Bitcoin heading toward the April 17 tax deadline. The expectation is that many people will need to sell their Bitcoin in order to raise cash to meet tax obligations. Here’s our latest daily insight on why the Bitcoin bear market may end very soon.
    Markets gains have been capped by concerns about the latest news out of the Federal Reserve. On Wednesday, minutes from the Fed’s most recent meeting indicated that policy makers are prepared to raise interest rates several more times in the coming months in order to stave off concerns about inflation.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: BLK, FB, DAL
    Shares of BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) are on the move after the company reported earnings before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $6.70. Analysts projected the firm would report EPS of $6.45 on top of $3.28 billion in revenue. The firm topped revenue expectations. The firm noted that an increase in its consulting fees and the recent tax reform bill helped bolster its profitability by 27%.
    The stock of Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has climbed more than 6% since Tuesday. Investors cheered the testimony of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who appeared before Congress for two days to discuss his company’s privacy policies. The CEO and his firm have been under intense scrutiny since news broke that 87 million user accounts had been accessed without permission by consulting firm Cambridge Analytica during the 2016 election season. The firm had ties to President Trump’s campaign.
    Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) reported ea

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ITV PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS: ITVPY) and Shaw Communications Inc Class B (NYSE:SJR) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Let me introduce you to Canadian cable company Shaw Communications (NYSE:SJR), retail-focused REIT Realty Income (NYSE:O), and equity investment firm Main Street Capital (NYSE:MAIN). All of these companies send out monthly dividend payments.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: First Horizon National Corporation(FHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cadence Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in First Horizon National Corp (NYSE:FHN) by 173.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 30,515 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 19,357 shares during the quarter. Cadence Capital Management LLC’s holdings in First Horizon National were worth $544,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its position in First Horizon National Co. (NYSE:FHN) by 26.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 18,122 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 3,761 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank’s holdings in First Horizon National were worth $341,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    First Horizon National (NYSE:FHN) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallJul. 17, 2018 9:30 a.m. ET

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    In this environment, investors should be looking to add the banks to their portfolios. He likes Goldman Sachs (GS) and First Horizon National (FHN) , which appeared on “Mad Money” last week. He would avoid any high-yielding stock however, as they are getting increased competition from risk-free Treasuries.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Horizon National (NYSE:FHN) will be posting its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Thursday, July 12th.

    First Horizon National (NYSE:FHN) last posted its earnings results on Friday, April 13th. The financial services provider reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.04. First Horizon National had a return on equity of 9.37% and a net margin of 12.30%. The business had revenue of $437.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $438.60 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.23 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 42.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect First Horizon National to post $1 EPS for the current fiscal year and $2 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Marlin Business Services Corp.(MRLN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    First Bank (NASDAQ: FRBA) and Marlin Business Services (NASDAQ:MRLN) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and dividends.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Marlin Business Services Corp  (NASDAQ:MRLN)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 01, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(MACK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ: ACET) fell 41.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading. ACETO board disclosed that it is taking proactive steps to address business and financial challenges. Canaccord Genuity downgraded Aceto from Buy to Sell.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) fell 25.3 percent to $2.86 in pre-market trading after reporting an ATM offering of $150 million.
    Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE: PIR) fell 17.4 percent to $2.86 in pre-market trading after reporting a fourth quarter sales miss. Comps were down 7.5 percent in the quarter.
    Sleep Number Corporation (NASDAQ: SNBR) fell 12.4 percent to $32.00 in pre-market trading following a first quarter earnings miss.
    Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTK) fell 10.2 percent to $11.90 in pre-market trading on news of $125 million convertible debt offering.
    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACK) shares fell 8 percent to $8.02 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.02 percent on Wednesday.
    Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPO) shares fell 5.6 percent to $80 in pre-market trading.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares fell 4.8 percent to $60.00 in pre-market trading after rising 1.78 percent on Wednesday.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) fell 4.6 percent to $2.10 in pre-market trading after surging 84.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE: TSM) shares fell 4.5 percent to $40.07 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results.
    Align Technology, Inc.. (NASDAQ: ALGN) fell 3.5 percent to $267.40 in pre-market trading after rising 1.61 percent on Wednesday.
    Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) shares fell 3.5 percent to $12 in pre-market trading after the company issued quarterly fleet status report.
    GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) fell 3.2 percent to $4.90 in pre-market trading.
    Unilever PLC (NYSE: UL) fell 2.6 percent to $54.73 in pre-market

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    Biotech Stock Roundup: PBYI Soars, MACK Crashes, GILD's Biktarvy Gets EC Nod (finance.yahoo.com) Merrimack Fails Phase 2 Pancreatic Cancer Study, But Opportunity Remains (seekingalpha.com) Merrimack Pharmaceuticals’ (MACK) “Hold” Rating Reaffirmed at Robert W. Baird (americanbankingnews.com) Merrimack Crashes as Phase II Pancreatic Cancer Study Fails (zacks.com) MM-141 (benzinga.com)

    Several equities analysts have commented on MACK shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Merrimack Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.50 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded Merrimack Pharmaceuticals from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Monday. Robert W. Baird cut their price objective on Merrimack Pharmaceuticals from $12.00 to $7.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday. Finally, ValuEngine raised Merrimack Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. boosted its position in shares of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:MACK) by 22.0% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 174,774 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after acquiring an additional 31,509 shares during the quarter. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd.’s holdings in Merrimack Pharmaceuticals were worth $858,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Neuberger Berman MLP Income Fund Inc.(NML)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    New Millennium Iron Corp (TSE:NML)’s share price reached a new 52-week low during trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as C$0.07 and last traded at C$0.07, with a volume of 21500 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at C$0.07.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Neuberger Berman MLP Income Fund Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:NML) declared a monthly dividend on Monday, October 1st, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Monday, December 17th will be given a dividend of 0.055 per share by the investment management company on Monday, December 31st. This represents a $0.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.42%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 14th.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: VIVUS, Inc.(VVUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Seadrill’s rally demonstrates how profitable penny stocks can be for savvy investors. With Seadrill’s gains already on the books, we’ll look at a stock that’s on track to generate tremendous returns – a small cap that just completed a groundbreaking acquisition with huge profit potential…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    Seadrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) $0.58 98.74%
    Vivis Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) $0.83 59.97%
    MEI Pharma Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP) $3.45 43.40%
    Transenterix Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) $3.15 35.72%
    Akers Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: AKER) $0.65 34.38%
    Galectin Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: GALT) $4.54 32.58%
    Phoenix New Media Ltd. (NYSE ADR: FENG) $5.65 32.22%
    Heat Biologics Inc. (Nasdaq: HTBX) $1.73 31.37%
    Bright Scholar Education Ltd. (NYSE ADR: BEDU) $18.51 29.03%
    21 Vianet Group Inc. (Nasdaq: VNET) $7.36 28.72%

    These gains are incredibly exciting. However, not all penny stocks are equally strong investments.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about VIVUS (NASDAQ:VVUS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. VIVUS earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 47.022479468622 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    But Blink and our other penny stocks to watch are unlikely to continue to lock in such spectacular gains in June. After looking at our 10 top penny stocks to watch this month, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with great profit potential in its future…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Month’s Gain
     Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK) $7.07 439.85%
    Senes Tech Inc. (Nasdaq: SNES) $1.27 175.40%
    Vivis Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) $0.77 150.41%
    Adomani Inc. (Nasdaq: ADOM) $1.49 137.68%
    NF Energy Saving Co. (Nasdaq: NFEC) $2.34 134.88%
    Vaalco Energy Inc. (NYSE: EGY) $2.15 109.06%
    Heat Biologics Inc. (Nasdaq: HTBX) $2.35 99.12%
    ArQule Inc. (Nasdaq: ARQL) $4.88 90.74%
    LiqTech International Inc. (NYSE: LIQT) $0.66 85.60%
    Transenterix Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) $3.46 77.84%

    While last month’s gains are tremendous, they also illustrate the inherent dangers that come with investing in penny stocks.

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